Business

10:45am

Thu June 5, 2014
Business

Murfreesboro Courthouse Farmer's Market Opens Saturday

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Coming back for its fifth season, the Farmers Market on the Murfreesboro square opens Saturday.

As many as 57 vendors sell only Tennessee farm related products, including fresh meat, fresh produce, homemade breads, local honey and fresh-cut flowers.

Director Kathleen Herzog says the market gives people a sense of community.

“It’s a gorgeous setting. The courthouse is fabulous and vendors are all around the courthouse. It’s an explosion of the senses with so many colors, sights and sounds.”

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3:48pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Business

MTSU Child Development Center Begins Summer Camps in Reading, Science

Children listen with rapt attention to a teacher at the MTSU Child Development Center, where youngsters will participate in Camp Read-a-Lot and Camp STEM this summer.

If you think your teenagers are restless when school is not in session, try keeping youngsters ages 3 to 5 occupied.

MTSU’s Child Development Center intends to do just that with two inaugural camps this summer. Camp Read-a-Lot is scheduled for June 16-20, and Camp STEM is slated for July 21-25.

Up to 12 children will attend each camp from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The fee is $30 per camp, but both camps already are full with youngsters who attend the center on a regular basis during the school year.

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12:11pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Business

Obama Carbon Rule Gives States More Time to Comply

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) —  A regional environmental organization says it thinks the Tennessee Valley Authority will have little trouble meeting new pollution standards announced today by the Obama administration.

Monday morning Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan that will cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years.

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8:13am

Mon June 2, 2014
Business

MTSU Student Team Nabs National Award for TV Sports Coverage

Three members of MTSU's EMC Productions student TV production team accept the top national collegiate honor Wednesday for “Outstanding Live Game and Event Production” at the 2014 College Sports Media Awards in Atlanta. From left are senior Chris Robertson of La Vergne, Tennessee, director of EMC Productions; ESPN's Rece Davis, who served as host for the awards event; senior Justin Beasley of Humboldt, Tennessee; and junior Joshua Cragg of Murfreesboro. (Photo courtesy of Mike Forbes)

MTSU’s student production team has taken a top national award for their live broadcast coverage of a January men’s basketball matchup inside Murphy Center. 

Members of EMC Productions, all top students in the university’s Department of Electronic Media Communication, won the “Outstanding Live Game and Event Production” collegiate category at the 2014 College Sports Media Awards, which were announced Wednesday in Atlanta. 

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10:17am

Thu May 29, 2014
Business

Report Suggests Strong Economic Growth Ahead for Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new report released by the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office suggests solid growth for Tennessee’s economy over the balance of 2014.

The report was created through a partnership between Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Dr. Bill Fox, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee.

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