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7:54am

Wed April 2, 2014
Business

Manchester Plant to Create More Than 160 Jobs

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MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says a new plant to be located in Manchester is expected to create more than 160 new jobs in Coffee County.

Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced this week that Aspen Technologies Inc. will locate the new polyurethane foam molding plant in the Manchester Industrial Park.

The company was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and assemble specialized polyurethane foam products for the automotive industry as well as heavy truck and sport recreation markets.

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7:35am

Wed April 2, 2014
Top Stories

New Charge Against Man in Holly Bobo Case

Zachary Rye Adams
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have added a charge of witness coercion against a man accused of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says agents served an arrest warrant on the new charge against 29-year-old Zachary Rye Adams on Tuesday.

Adams has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping charges in the Bobo case. He is jailed without bond in Chester County.

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7:21am

Wed April 2, 2014
Politics

Senator Lamar Alexander to Face a Second Challenger

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former congressional candidate George Flinn says he is joining the ranks of challengers to Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal (http://bit.ly/PepkBq ) reports that the radiologist and radio station owner pulled a petition last week to enter the race. The deadline to file petitions to run for office is Thursday.

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10:46am

Tue April 1, 2014
Business

Murf. Tops List of Cities with Nations Fastest Improving Gender Pay Gap

Credit nerdwallet.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The financial literacy website NerdWallet says Murfreesboro tops the list of cities with the fastest decreasing pay gap between men and women.

In an article out this week, NerdWallet says gender pay equity in Murfreesboro improved by nearly 34 percent between 2007 and 2012.

Equal gender pay was enshrined in federal law more than 50 years ago, but pay disparity continues to persist. American men make - on average - about 23 percent more than women performing the same tasks.

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10:20am

Tue April 1, 2014
Politics

Revised Budget Bad News for State Workers, Higher Education

Governor Bill Haslam

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he won't be able to give state employees and teachers a pay increase next year due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections.

The Republican governor discussed updates to his budget proposal with reporters yesterday. Haslam says poor revenue collections are forcing him to make $150 million in reductions for the remainder of this budget year, and $160 million for next year.

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