NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It’s bowl season and the mid-state will be in the thick of the action.
Officials with the Music City Bowl announced last night the game will feature the Mississippi Rebels and Georgia Tech on Dec. 30.This will be the Rebels' second Music Bowl appearance, the first for Georgia Tech.
Middle Tennessee State was invited yesterday to the Armed Forces Bowl, also to be played on Dec. 30. This will be MTSU’s eighth bowl game and pits them against Navy. The contest will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on the floor of the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Democrats are already enjoying the first fruits of yesterday’s milestone Senate vote making it harder for the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama's nominations.
They swiftly ended a GOP filibuster against one of his top judicial choices and prepared to do the same for two others.
But Republicans, including Tennessee’s Senator Lamar Alexander, are warning that over the longer term, they might regret changing the rules. Alexander used this weekend’s UT - Vanderbilt game to make his point.
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.
24th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops. Let Soldiers in War, Be Citizens in Peace
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The names of 54 African-American soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War had their names added to a war memorial at the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia over the weekend.
The soldiers were members of the United States Colored Troops regiments that fought for the Union during the conflict.
Jo Ann Williams McClellan, President of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County, says that as far as she knows Maury is the first county in the state to add the names of African-American soldiers to its Civil War memorial.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Oct. 21, 2013.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says he’s going to introduce a bill that would require president Obama to provide weekly reports on administration efforts to fix the troubled health marketplace website.
In a press statement released yesterday, Alexander accused the administration of failing to provide timely information about problems the site is experiencing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The State Senate Education Committee is holding hearings this week to discuss a new set of controversial benchmarks for math and reading.
So far, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core Standards. They're designed to raise the bar for American students with advanced problem solving, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Jamie Woodson, president of the influential State Collaborative on Reforming Education, says Tennessee’s children need to be challenged to reach higher.