Murfreesboro, Tenn (AP-WMOT) New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.
The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent that was reported in September.
Nine universities will compete tomorrow in a computer programming contest here in Murfreesboro at Middle Tennessee State University.
MTSU, Vanderbilt, East Tennessee State, North Alabama, Maryville, Belmont, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State will participate in what’s commonly called “The Battle of the Brains.”
Dr. Chrisila Petty, Chair of the Department of Computer Sciences at MTSU, says the university's team is the defending champion. The winner will advance to national and possibly international competitions.
MURFREESBORO, TN (AP) An estimated 3,800 people waited in line in Murfreesboro hoping to get one of the 1,600 jobs at Nissan as the automotive manufacturer looks to ramp up hiring for a new battery plant at its Smyrna facility.
Yates Services, a maintenance contractor at the plant, held a job fair on Wednesday for part-sorting, production line and forklift positions and the response was the largest turnout for any Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce job fair.