John Dougan's new book, The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow, The Story of the Prisonaires
The impact of a group of singing prisoners on race relations, rock and roll and rehabilitation is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record.”
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. John Dougan, author of “The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of the Prisonaires,” will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Nashville Ballet was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) to sustain and expand curriculum-based educational arts programming for underserved populations in schools, community centers and libraries, that reach 25,000 individuals annually.
CFMT is a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves. It recently awarded grants, totaling $1.3 million, to 273 nonprofits as part of The Foundation’s annual discretionary grant-making process.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University's College Goal Sunday is moving to Saturday this year.
The program assists students who plan to attend any college to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Families should bring a copy of their 2011 tax return and their last paycheck stub for 2012.
The event is free. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has experienced job growth that led the state's major metropolitan areas in the last year.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, greater Chattanooga employment expanded by nearly 4,000 jobs from November 2011 through November 2012. The figure is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jobs grew by 1.7 percent in Chattanooga. Knoxville was second during the year, with an increase of 1.2 percent. Nashville came in third, increasing employment by 0.5 percent while Memphis reported no gain or loss.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — State Sen. Jim Tracy has officially announced that he will run for the congressional seat held by embattled fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
Tracy, of Shelbyville, made the announcement on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
DesJarlais, a Jasper physician, won a second term in Congress in November despite revelations he had sexual relationships with patients and once urged one of them to seek an abortion. DesJarlais has rejected calls for his resignation.
Update at 8:40 a.m. ET. Jobless Claims Went Up; So Two Out Of Three Reports Were Positive:
There were 372,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, up by 10,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says. What's more, that previous week's total was revised up from the previous estimate of 350,000.