MTSU is giving supporters a chance to watch the President’s Opening Ceremonies online this Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, if they can’t attend in person.
Special live streaming video of the event, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside MTSU’s Floyd Stadium, will be available by visiting http://ow.ly/ABXYT shortly before the ceremonies begin.
This special page links to the video stream, which will begin about 15 minutes before the event starts. It also provides technical support for users watching the event.
TCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Valley Authority is making the cuts this year to pare expenses and make electric rates in the Tennessee Valley more competitive with neighboring utilities.
Most of the staff reductions are being made by not filling vacant jobs and through retirements and resignations by the end of next month.
In preparation for building the Harmony House entry for Solar Decathlon 2015, MTSU and Vanderbilt students helped construct a Habitat for Humanity home in Dickson, Tennessee, in late May and June. (Submitted photo)
Danielle Jellison and Elizabeth Kurtz arrived at MTSU from two different geographic backgrounds and for different reasons, but both embrace education and work ethic.
Kurtz, who is from Nashville (pop. 601,000-plus), and Jellison, who is from Hartsville, Tennessee (pop. 6,922), in Trousdale County, find themselves budding entrepreneurs in leadership roles in a university partnership to build a Habitat for Humanity home to win a national competition next year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.
The Tennessean reported (tnne.ws/WIRqs7) the refunds will average $53 per family and came about because of the medical loss ratio rule in the law. That provision requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of insurance premiums on patient care and quality improvement efforts. The refunds are for premiums paid in 2013.
For 2012, refunds to Tennesseans totaled $5.6 million.