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2:50pm

Mon October 22, 2012
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The Arts as a Community Development Tool

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Arts Commission is hosting a conference to explore how the arts can strengthen local communities.

The Transforming Assets Into Opportunities conference takes place Tuesday through Thursday at Pickwick Landing State Park. It will bring together artists, arts administrators, arts supporters and community planners to explore how the arts can fuel community and economic development.

The Arts Commission's Shannon Ford says the Cannon County Arts Center in Woodbury is a good example of arts based development.

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11:23am

Thu October 18, 2012
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Average College Debt More Than $26,000

MTSU senior Sydney Burfitt, left, a liberal studies major who’€™ll graduate in December, speaks to Lori Hagins, a store manager with Shane Co. in Cool Springs, during the Fall Career Fair inside Murphy Center Oct. 10.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/WMOT) — A new nation-wide report shows two-thirds of the college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing more than $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before.

The latest figures are calculated in a report by The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The report does not include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.

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11:09am

Thu October 18, 2012
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Deer Related Crashes Up in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Highway Patrol is advising motorists to watch out for deer crossing roads during mating and hunting season.

The THP says an increase in deer-related crashes is likely from now through December. Deer are more likely to be on the move during mating season, especially during daybreak and dusk.

THP head Colonel Tracy Trott says you should avoid swerving in an effort to miss an approaching deer.

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12:36pm

Wed October 17, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: A Workable Immigration Policy

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP/WMOT) — Both campaign teams are calling Tuesday night's presidential debate a win for their candidate.

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth.

The candidates will meet for their third and final debate Monday, October 22. 

WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today we hear from Eben Cathy of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

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1:26pm

Tue October 16, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: Education Tops Antioch Listener's Concerns

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WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The stakes are high tonight as President Barack Obama faces off against Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the second of three presidential campaign debates.

The meeting will take place on the campus of Hofstra University in New York. Undecided voters attending the debate will get a chance to ask the night’s questions.

WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today we hear from Scott Smith. Smith lives in Antioch and works retail sales in Murfreesboro.

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