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5:21am

Tue January 28, 2014
Business

6 MTSU flight instructors hired by ExpressJet

Credit mtsu.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Six Middle Tennessee State University flight instructors have been hired by ExpressJet Airlines.

All of them graduated from the university's nationally ranked aerospace program and were hired after completing the same-day interview process.

They are Patrick Brightman of Cordova, Tenn.; Leland Waite of Meridan, Idaho; Alex Neal of Sweetwater, Tenn.; Jarred Timok of Glen Allen, Va.; Justin Forbess of Munford, Tenn.; and Ethan Rawdon of Hohenwald, Tenn.

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11:25am

Mon January 27, 2014
Top Stories

83-Year-Old Nun to be Sentenced in East Tenn. Sabotage Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 83-year-old Catholic nun will soon find out whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison.

Sentencing for Sister Megan Rice and two other Catholic peace activists is scheduled for Tuesday. They were convicted of sabotage last year after breaking into a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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11:56am

Thu January 23, 2014
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Cold Temps Again Pushing TVA Grid to its Limits

Credit tva.gov

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to reduce their power usage in an effort to deal with subfreezing temperatures that are causing a high demand for electricity across the southeast.

TVA said in a statement that it expects demand to peak Thursday night and again Friday morning. The nation's largest public utility said it is using all generating resources to meet the demand.

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12:41pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Politics

Charter Schools Continue to Foster Controversy in Tennessee

Chris Barbic was named the superintendent of the Achievement School District in May 2011.
Credit achievementschooldistrict.org

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of an initiative to turn around Tennessee's lowest performing schools says diversity should not be a requirement of charter schools.

Chris Barbic, who heads the state's Achievement School District, recently spoke at a Lipscomb University forum.

Barbic told WPLN that diversity is a good goal for any public school, but shouldn't be the responsibility of charters, which are privately operated and publicly funded.

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8:21am

Tue January 21, 2014
Top Stories

Temperatures Fall, Some Schools Closing

Credit weather.gov

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snow and colder temperatures have returned to Tennessee.

Several school districts announced early closures as the arctic blast hit Tuesday, bringing snow showers and temperatures that could dip into the single digits.

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