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.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Mid-State Sex Offenders face special restrictions during Halloween week and some can expect a visit from police.
By state law, sex offenders are not allowed to participate in any Halloween activities. They can’t pass out candy, attend Halloween parties, or wear costumes, and are confined to their homes on trick-or-treat night.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Attempts by the United Auto Workers to unionize Tennessee auto plants in Smyrna and Chattanooga have been much in the news in recent weeks.
The UAW claims the majority of workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga favor unionization based on a postcard poll it conducted there earlier this year.
The response by the state’s Republican leadership has been loud and angry. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker commented that it was “incomprehensible” that VW leadership and workers would consider allowing the UAW into the plant.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Making a phone call to one of your mid-state neighbors is about to get more complicated.
The Tennessee Regulatory Authority has approved the implementation of a new area code "overlay" for the 615 calling area. An overlay means that two different area codes will be used in the same geographic region.
Regulatory Authority spokesman David Foster says the new area code will be 629. He says the agency expects to begin assigning 629 numbers in 2015 when the current supply of 615 numbers runs out.
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- State officials say 1.3 million Tennesseans who rely on federal aid to buy groceries are about to see their benefits cut.
In 2009, the federal government raised the amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as the economy fell into recession. But the additional allowance for those in need of food aid will expire on Friday.
Recipients will see the amount they have to spend on groceries fall by 5.4% or about $36 dollars in most cases.