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7:37am

Fri July 20, 2012
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Mid-State Poor Gain Access to Fresh Food

MURFREESBORO,Tenn. (GRIGGS) --Tennesseans getting public food aid can now use their electronic benefit cards to buy locally grown produce at the Rutherford County Farmers Market.

In addition to giving the poor access to fresh food, Rutherford County Extension agent, Janie Becker says, it also opens a new market for growers.

“Increasing purchasing options to our consumers directly helps strengthen our small farm and home businesses that are represented here at the market, so by increasing our local purchasing options it helps both consumer and farmer.”

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12:20pm

Thu July 19, 2012
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School Year Begins with New Round of Tuition Hikes

MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (ANFINSON)  --  Students on college campuses across Tennessee are bracing for yet another tuition hike. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted recently to increase tuition at all of its institutions, including a 6.8 percent increase at Middle Tennessee State.

Students attending schools in the University of Tennessee system will also face sharp hikes.

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5:27am

Thu July 19, 2012
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Spokesman Says Mosque Likely Not Ready for Start of Ramadan

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is nearing completion.
WMOT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A spokesman for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro now says congregants likely will not get to celebrate the beginning of Ramadan in their new mosque.

The Center’s leadership filed a lawsuit in federal court in Nashville yesterday, asking that a chancery court order denying them occupancy of the new building be lifted immediately.  That order was granted yesterday evening.

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10:54am

Wed July 18, 2012
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Blue Raiders QB Scores Off-Field Honor

Blue Raider's QB Logan Kilgore
MTSU Sports

JACKSON, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- Middle Tennessee signal caller Logan Kilgore has been named to the AFCA Good Works Team, one of the most highly coveted off-the-field honors.

This elite group represents the college football athletes who are committed to lending a helping hand in their communities. When Kilgore isn't busy orchestrating his offense, he often helps with the Special Olympics, and participates in the "Read Across America" program.

This years Good Works Team has one of the most impressive community service resumes in the programs 21 year existence.

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10:26am

Wed July 18, 2012
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Gov. Haslam's Conservative Credentials Questioned

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Two county chapters of the Tennessee GOP say Governor Haslam isn’t conservative enough and have passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him.

The groups condemned the Republican governor for hiring gay individuals and Democrats to serve in his administration..

Here in Middle Tennessee, the Williamson County Republican Party recently passed a resolution calling on the governor to reconsider his appointment of a Muslim-American lawyer to his economic development staff.

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