Fri December 20, 2013

BBB: Beware Target Follow-on Scams


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Mid-South Better Business Bureau is warning consumers could face still more scams following that massive data breach at Target Stores.  

The Bureau’s Nancy Crawford says scammers will now use the case as a backdrop to reach out to people by phone and email.

"Something this highly publicized makes the opportunity great for scammers to take advantage of this and pretend to be from Target, or a bank or credit card issuer, phishing for your personal information."

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Mon December 16, 2013

Memphis Man Becomes First Aerospace Online Master’s Recipient

Ed Owen gestures while answering questions from the MTSU aerospace committee members hearing his master’s thesis oral presentation in late November. (Photo by MTSU News and Media Relations)

Approaching his mid-60s and well into his second career after retiring as an airline pilot, Memphis’ Ed Owen decided to tackle another challenge in life — an advanced degree.

Owen wanted to go back to school at age 64 to pursue his master’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University. But with a wife, Mary, and a full-time job as flight simulator instructor for Memphis-based corporate giant FedEx, commuting to class wasn’t an option.

So he chose the comfort of his own home nearly 240 miles from Murfreesboro and joined the Blue Raider educational community online.

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Thu December 12, 2013

Job Fair for More Than 20 Employers Looking to Fill Hundreds of Positions

Do you need a job? We can help. The Goodwill Career Solutions center in Murfreesboro will co-host a job fair for 20 employers looking to fill hundreds of positions. The job fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 13 at Daymar Institute in Murfreesboro.

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Tue December 10, 2013

Mid-State Consumer Confidence Sees a Sharp Drop


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- After several quarters of rising confidence, mid-state consumers are expressing growing concern about the economy.

The December Consumer Outlook Index compiled by Middle Tennessee State University shows a 77 point drop from the September reading of 199.

Survey Director Tim Graeff says mid-state consumers are responding to a growing list of economic concerns.

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Mon December 9, 2013

Two MTSU Alumni Will Address 1,970-plus Grads at Dec. 14 Commencement Events

Mary Esther Reed

A special pair of MTSU alumni will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate with an estimated 1,977 students receiving their degrees in two fall 2013 commencement ceremonies inside Murphy Center.

Mary Esther Reed, the first female mayor of Smyrna, Tenn., and holder of three education degrees from MTSU, is the guest speaker for the university’s 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Dec. 14. 

State Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, a 1976 MTSU graduate and recipient of one of the university’s 1991 Distinguished Alumni Awards, will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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