MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A new survey says Middle Tennessee consumers are showing some confidence in the economy for the first time since 2008.
Middle Tennessee State University's Office of Consumer Research says mid-state consumer outlook has been gloomy since the economic downturn began. MTSU marketing professor Tim Graeff says consumer confidence began to rise again this spring, jumping from an index score of 144 to 193.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee continues to lead the state’s economic recovery.
The State Department of Labor says Tennessee’s unemployment rate rose in March for the third straight month, but here in the Metropolitan Nashville area, 9 of 13 counties saw their jobless rate fall, rates in three more remained flat, and rose in only one.
Of the top ten counties with Tennessee’s lowest unemployment rates, eight are located here in the mid-state.
Employees of the Year, from left to right, Classified Employee of the Year Barbara Money, Secretarial/Clerical Employee of the Year Peggy Slater, Administrative Employee of the Year Jamie Brewer and Technical/Service Employee of the Year Forrest Higginbotham
Four of MTSU's finest celebrate their recognition as the "Employees of the Year" after a special ceremony and reception in the university's James Union Building on Wednesday, April 24. Displaying their awards are, from left, Classified Employee of the Year Barbara Money, Secretarial/Clerical Employee of the Year Peggy Slater, Administrative Employee of the Year Jamie Brewer and Technical/Service Employee of the Year Forrest Higginbotham.
A campus collaboration has led to a first-time prescription drug take-back collection event at MTSU.
Campus Pharmacy, Health Services and Public Safety are partnering to hold the MTSU Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center.