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8:23am

Mon March 17, 2014
Business

Taco Bell Foundation Supports College Tour for 42 Middle Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs Teens

Forty-two Middle Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs teenagers will have the chance to tour universities in Greater Washington DC and surrounding areas.  This tour will give them a glimpse into college live and assist them in preparing for their post-secondary education plans.  Teens will tour the University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia State University (VSU), John Hopkins Medical School, Howard University and Georgetown University (GU).  Students will also sightsee and tour monuments in our nation’s capital.  Taco Bell not only funds the entire tour

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7:52am

Mon March 17, 2014
Business

MTSU’s BRAVO Student Organization Earns National Chapter of Month Honor

BRAVO Veterans' Job Fair

— Increasing from five to 300 members in 2013 alone, the MTSU student organization known as BRAVO has experienced tremendous growth.

The progression was acknowledged recently when the Student Veterans of America national organization selected BRAVO — Blue Raider American Veteran Organization — as Chapter of the Month for March.

Student Veterans of America, or SVA, a coalition of student veterans groups on more than 950 college campuses worldwide, announced the honor March 7.

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1:41pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Business

MTSU Panel Discussion Focuses on Women in Politics0

Some of the key players in local governments will talk about the climate for women in politics at a forum at MTSU.

“Serving the Local Community: Women in Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Governments,” a panel discussion with five influential local women officials, is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in MTSU’s Tom Jackson Building.

Dr. Ayne Cantrell, MTSU professor emerita, will moderate. The panelists will be:
Laura Bohling, Circuit Court clerk, Rutherford County;

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10:47am

Mon March 10, 2014
Business

Walmart Announces Plan to Build a New Store in LaVergne

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The City of LaVergne has announced that Walmart will build a new store in the city at the corner of Murfreesboro Road and Fergus Road.

LaVergne Mayor Senna Mosely says the city has been working to convince the retail giant to open a store there for three years.

She says Walmart will present a site plan soon, but there’s no word yet on  when the new store might open.

Mayor Mosely says she expects the store to employ about 400 people and significantly expand the city’s tax base.

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10:47am

Fri March 7, 2014
Business

Tennessee's Jobless Rate, Confusing but Positive

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released a positive but somewhat contradictory jobs report for the month of January.

The unemployment rate fell dramatically between December and January, dropping five-tenths of one percent to 7.2 percent. That’s the lowest rate Tennessee has seen since September of 2008.

Confusing matters, the report also says that total non-farm employment in the state fell by 2100 jobs, with the biggest losses coming in the manufacturing and government services sectors.

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