Actor Hill Harper will speak at MTSU Feb. 11, 2015 as part of the university's Black History Month activities.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University's Black History Month celebration.
Harper is scheduled to speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the university's campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Harper is best known for his roles in the television series "CSI: NY" and "Covert Affairs." The Harvard University law school graduate is also the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including "Letters to a Young Brother."
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his annual State of the State address Feb. 9, 2015.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his annual State of the State address to the Tennessee Legislature on Monday evening.
The address comes a week after a special session in which the Republican governor failed to pass his proposal to extend health insurance to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans.
Haslam said a day after the proposal's defeat that his next challenge will be to keep Tennessee's rigorous education standards while abandoning the "worthless" brand of Common Core despised by groups ranging from teachers to tea partiers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A new poll by Middle Tennessee State University shows overwhelming support for Gov. Bill Haslam's program to make community college and technical schools free for upcoming graduates.
The poll found that 79 percent approve of the program known as Tennessee Promise. The poll showed 12 percent against it, 8 percent were unsure and the rest gave no answer.
Here’s how the governor described Tennessee Promise when he introduced the initiative last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state's largest teachers union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's use of standardized test scores to evaluate teachers.
The TEA has long argued that the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, or TVAAS data, shouldn't be relied upon because it's a statistical estimate and could lead to a flawed evaluation of a teacher.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Rutherford County man has been booked into the Adult Detention Center for the 24th time yesterday following an armed robbery and high speed pursuit.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Darrell Lambert is facing multiple charges in the case.. Authorities say Lambert robbed the Lascassas Drug Store at gunpoint. He fired a shot into the store’s ceiling and walked away with a duffel bag full of narcotics.