Mon March 26, 2012
Time for Court to Enter 21st Century

Burriss on Media: Supreme Court TV

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, perhaps the most far-reaching piece of legislation in decades. You’ll be able to read about the oral arguments, and you’ll be able to hear the audio. But what you won’t get is the chance to see the justices or the attorneys make their arguments.

It’s time for the Court to televise at least some of its proceedings, particularly those cases that have wide-spread impact on ordinary citizens.

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Fri March 23, 2012
Company Promising 1300 Jobs

Amazon Breaks Ground on Murfreesboro Facility

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Online retail giant held the official ground breaking Thursday for a new fulfillment center in Murfreesboro.

Construction is already well underway on the million square foot warehouse on Joe B. Jackson Parkway.  Amazon says the facility will eventually employ 1300 people.

In comments during the ceremony, Amazon spokesman Mark Mazano promised the online retailer will eventually invest a total of 350 million dollars in Tennessee and employ about 3500 people.  

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Fri March 23, 2012
Rally Targets Pres. Obama's Health Care Law

"Rally for Religious Freedom" Held Friday in Nashville

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Nashville is one of 129 cities nationwide holding rallies Friday afternoon in opposition to the Obama administration’s health care law.

Today marks the second anniversary of the "Patient Care and Affordable Protection Act" of 2010.

WSMV-TV reports that organizers for the Nashville event are calling it "Rally for Religious Freedom." The rally got underway at noon on the capital grounds.

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Fri March 23, 2012
MTSU Prof. John Hill To Produce Album from Concert

King's Singers Perform In Nashville Saturday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  One of the world’s foremost vocal ensembles will perform  here in Middle Tennessee this weekend.

The GRAMMY award winning King’s Singers will give a concert tomorrow evening at the Cathedral of Incarnation in downtown Nashville. The group is one of the world's most highly acclaimed vocal ensembles and will be exploring music inspired by the Lord’s Prayer.

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Thu March 22, 2012
Viral Internet Video Has People Talking

Kony 2012: How Much Do People Really Know?

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Frierson) -- The "KONY 2012" viral internet video has people all over the world fired up about rebel atrocities in Uganda, but how much do people really know about the conflict?  WMOT reporter Cortney Frierson spoke with students on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University to find out.