NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An Associated Press exit poll shows Rick Santorum owes his Tennessee primary victory to strong support among born-again Christians.
Santorum led Republican rival Mitt Romney 3 to 1 among those who say it matters a "great deal" that a candidate share their religious beliefs. He also led among voters who considered themselves "very conservative," and among voters who supported the tea party.
Romney led among voters who considered themselves "moderate" or "liberal." He also led among voters with an annual income of more than $100,000.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A team of researchers from Middle Tennessee State University are attempting to drive cross-country this week on less than 10 gallons of gasoline.
MTSU Professor Cliff Ricketts, six students, and a couple of alumni volunteers were on schedule to pass through Oklahoma City at noon Tuesday on their way to Long Beach California. They’re driving experimental hybrid vehicles that run on a variety of energy sources, including solar, hydrogen gas, ethanol and gasoline.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Middle Tennessee State basketball standout Tina Stewart. Stewart was stabbed to death by her roommate March 2, 2011.
MTSU Atheletic Director Chris Massaro said Stewart is still a very real presence for her team mates.
"She's with her teammates every day in their thoughts and in their prayers and so she's never really left in their minds. I think it's a very difficult day for her teammates and the coaching staff," Massaro said.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessean announced an online initiative this morning designed to build on the outpouring of community involvement following the 2010 floods.
The newspaper is now beta testing a website that it’s calling Brainstorm Nashville (brainstormnashville.com). The site will use social media tools to explore community problems and build consensus around a solution.
The Tennessean is hoping ideas generated by the site will move beyond conversation to action.