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8:19am

Mon October 20, 2014
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Tennessee motorists urged to beware of deer

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — State highway officials are urging Tennessee motorists to be extra cautious now that deer hunting and mating season has arrived.

The State Highway Patrol's Sgt. Bill Miller says that deer-related crashes are most likely to occur between October and January.

Miller reminds motorists that deer usually move in small groups.

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5:20pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Science

MTSU dedicates new $147 million science building

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee (L) and Governor Bill Haslam attend the dedication of the university's new science building Wed., Oct. 15, 2014.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam presided Wednesday over the opening of a new $147 million science building at Middle Tennessee State University.

The 257,000-square-foot facility includes 37 class laboratories, 13 research labs and about 1,500 student stations.

During remarks at the dedication ceremony, Haslam said that, "Graduates with STEM degrees are important to our state’s ability to thrive, and the additional space to train these students — provided by this building — will help us compete in today’s global economy.”

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10:10am

Tue October 14, 2014
Top Stories

Ft. Campell soldiers prepare to head into the ebola zone

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP/)WMOT — Soldiers from Ft. Campbell  are preparing for their upcoming deployment to Africa with a color casing ceremony Tuesday.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division are deploying to the West African nation of Liberia as part of the U.S. military's mission aimed at building Ebola care centers and training hundreds of health care workers.

During a recent press conference, President Obama called the virus a threat to national security.

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8:48am

Fri October 10, 2014
Business

1800 jobs, $800 million investment for the mid-state

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The mid-state will get 1800 new jobs and enjoy $800 million in investment thanks to Hankook Tire.

Governor Bill Haslam and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander where on hand In Clarksville Thursday when the company broke ground for its new plant.

Hankook is one of the world’s largest tire makers. The company announced plans to build the facility last year. Hancook learned this week it will get $16 million in incentives from the state.

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9:02am

Tue October 7, 2014
Business

Haslam questions high jobless rate in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam wants to know why Tennessee's unemployment rate keeps going up.

The national jobless rate currently stands at 5.9 percent — the lowest level since the Great Recession. Tennessee's jobless rate stands 1.5 percent higher at 7.4 percent.

Haslam says Tennessee is adding lots of new jobs and the number of people filing jobless claims is relatively low, so he’s puzzled by the stubbornly high jobless numbers. 

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