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11:15am

Fri March 23, 2012
MTSU Prof. John Hill To Produce Album from Concert

King's Singers Perform In Nashville Saturday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  One of the world’s foremost vocal ensembles will perform  here in Middle Tennessee this weekend.

The GRAMMY award winning King’s Singers will give a concert tomorrow evening at the Cathedral of Incarnation in downtown Nashville. The group is one of the world's most highly acclaimed vocal ensembles and will be exploring music inspired by the Lord’s Prayer.

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4:25pm

Fri March 16, 2012
TSSAA Championships End Saturday

Tournament at MTSU Nets County $3 Million

MUFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 high-school athletes and their supporters have visited Middle Tennessee in recent days.  They're here for the state high-school basketball championships currently underway in Murfreesboro.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is holding its annual tournament on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.  The girls championship was held last week. This week the boy’s teams are in town for their tournament.

Mona Herring is with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

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11:29am

Thu March 15, 2012
MTSU Economist Cautiously Optimistic

Tenn. Initial Jobless Claims Hit Four Year Low

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (AP/WMOT) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening.

A U.S. Department of Labor report out Thursday shows that applications for unemployment dropped by 14,000 applicants to a seasonally adjusted 351,000.

Here in Tennessee initial jobless claims have dropped to their lowest point in four years. The state saw just over 6100 claims in February, the lowest reading since February, 2008.  Applications hit their peak in April, 2009, when more than 13,400 Tennessee’s made an initial claims.

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11:24am

Thu March 15, 2012
Both Games to be Broadcast on ESPN

MTSU Men Face UT, Women Play Vanderbilt

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A day and time has been announced for the MTSU/UT post season men’s basketball matchup.

The National Invitation Tournament game will tip off at 6 p.m. CT this Monday evening in Knoxville.  Middle Tennessee State has won only a single game in nine meetings between the in-state rivals, but that lone win did come during an NIT game in 1988.

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12:37pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Games Bring 30,000 Visitors to Middle Tennessee

TSSAA Basketball Championship Games Underway

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Alcoa and Marshall County took the court Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro for the first game of the Tennessee high-school boys basketball championships.

An estimated 30,000 student athletes and their supporters are in Middle Tennessee this week for the annual Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association tournament.  The games are being held at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

Kendra Tate drove over from East Tennessee to see her son Trey play for Alcoa.

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