Thu March 13, 2014

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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Mon March 10, 2014

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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Fri March 7, 2014

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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Tue March 4, 2014

MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience Holds Career Fair March 5 in Tennessee Livestock Center

Who: MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience

What: MTSU Agriculture Career Fair

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5

Where: Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Event will be held in small animal floor area on backside of the livestock center. (See notes below.)

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Mon March 3, 2014

MTSU to Close Administrative Offices at 2:00 p.m.

MTSU will close administrative offices, except for certain essential services (including campus dining and public safety operations), at 2 p.m. today (March 3) due to concerns about icing and deteriorating road conditions throughout Middle Tennessee. Therefore, with the exception of employees in those essential services who have been informed of their status, employees may leave at 2 p.m. Please check or call 615-898-2000 for further developments.