MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Smyrna based Native American Indian Association of Tennessee is working to bring down the native community’s high unemployment rate.
There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in Tennessee, but the Association says there are more than 17,000 full-blooded native people living in the state, along with another 42,000 of Native American heritage.
Virginia Pamplin is a case manager with the Native American Indian Association. She’s helping Tennessee’s native people find work in a difficult job environment.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new report detailing which Tennessee schools are turning out the state’s top scoring teachers is out and the results are surprising.
The report singles out six top performing programs from across Tennessee for special mention. Lipscomb University in Nashville, Union University in Jackson and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville all get top marks.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A last second field goal gave the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders a nail-biter of a victory over the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday.
The win leaves MTSU 5-4 on the season, 3-2 in Conference USA.
In the final minutes of the game, QB Logan Kilgore found Marcus Henry for a 33-yard reception, putting MT at the one-yard line with seconds on the clock. Kicker Cody Clark found the uprights from 18-yards out for a field goal to give MT its second consecutive down-to-the-wire victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee lawmakers are holding hearings this week to review the state's textbook selection process.
The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee will hold the hearings jointly Monday and Tuesday.
Lawmakers say the hearings are intended to seek clarity regarding the structure and function of the Tennessee Textbook Commission. The review was scheduled after some parents questioned textbook content.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Opponents of a mosque in Murfreesboro are pledging to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court after Tennessee’s Supreme Court justices declined to take up the case.
Neighbors of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro have been arguing in court for three years that the construction approval was illegal. They say there was insufficient public notice for the planning commission meeting where the approval occurred.