Mon April 29, 2013

Middle Tennesseans More Optimistic About Economy

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A new survey says Middle Tennessee consumers are showing some confidence in the economy for the first time since 2008.

Middle Tennessee State University's Office of Consumer Research says mid-state consumer outlook has been gloomy since the economic downturn began. MTSU marketing professor Tim Graeff says consumer confidence began to rise again this spring, jumping from an index score of 144 to 193.

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Thu April 18, 2013
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Storms Building, Will Sweep East Across Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop across Tennessee today and tonight and some could become severe.

The National Weather Service says stormy weather will move into the state this afternoon as a squall line moves eastward out of Arkansas.

Nashville based meteorologist Tom Johnstone says the biggest risk is in West Tennessee as the storm’s squall line moves across the state.

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Mon April 15, 2013
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Boston Marathon Bombing: The Tennessee Connection

BOSTON (AP/WMOT) — Boston police commissioner Ed Davis says the number of people injured in yesterday’s bombing has risen to 176, with 17 of those in critical condition

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy.

More than 260 Tennesseans were registered to run in the Boston Marathon, including a large contingent from the mid-state. There were more than 50 runners registered for the race from Nashville, 17 from Franklin, 13 from Clarksville and 10 from Murfreesboro.

There are currently no reports of injuries among race participants from Tennessee.

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Fri April 12, 2013

Mid-State's Brad Paisley Courts Country Controversy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Country artist and Middle Tennessee resident Brad Paisley has stirred controversy with the release of his song "Accidental Racist.”

The song is a collaboration with artist LL Cool J and focuses on racial perceptions. “Accidental Racist” has drawn the ire of both the country and urban music worlds.

Paisley, a Franklin resident, says he wrote the song after someone called him racist for wearing a t-shirt with a Confederate flag in the logo.

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Thu April 11, 2013
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Tennesseans Participate in Washington Immigration Rally

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  A delegation from Middle Tennessee was in the nation’s capital yesterday for a pro-immigration reform rally held on the grounds of the capital building.

Thousands took part in yesterday’s rally in Washington D.C. Thousands more participated in rallies in 18 state capitals.

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