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1:42pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Ellis, Scales, and Woods Recognized

MTSU Honors Three "Unsung Heroes" at Unity Luncheon

Mary Scales was MTSU’s first African-American professor.
Courtesy MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It's a special week here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

On Tuesday, MTSU will be hosting its annual Black History Month Unity Luncheon. This year's theme is "Unsung Heroes."  Three women will be honored at the gathering, including Thenartis Ellis, Mary C. Scales and Olivia Murray Woods.

Ellis was the first African-American hired in a departmental office at MTSU. She worked as a secretary in the Department of Economics and Finance for 36 years.

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1:40pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Ellis, Scales, and Woods Recognized

MTSU Honors Three "Unsung Heroes" at Unity Luncheon

Scales was MTSU’s first African-American professor
Courtesy MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A special week here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

On Tuesday, MTSU will be hosting its annual Black History Month Unity Luncheon. This year's theme is "Unsung Heroes."  Three women will be honored at the gathering, including Thenartis Ellis, Mary C. Scales and Olivia Murray Woods.

Ellis was the first African-American hired in a departmental office at MTSU. She worked as a secretary in the Department of Economics and Finance for 36 years.

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9:11am

Fri January 13, 2012
1100 Employees Losing Jobs

Food Lion Closing Middle Tenn. Stores

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The company that owns and operates Food Lion grocery stores is closing 25 groceries in Tennessee idling about 1,100 workers. The company is also reducing operations at a distribution center in Clinton near Knoxville.

Food Lion spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown says a severance package is being offered to eligible employees affected by the parent company's decision to close underperforming stores.

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8:40pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Aggravated Burglary, Assault and Weapons Charges

MTSU Student Arrested for Armed Robbery

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  --  New developments Tuesday in last week’s armed robbery here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

Police have arrested an MTSU student in the case. Eighteen year-old Christopher Hendrix turned himself in to authorities after campus Police obtained arrest warrants charging Hendrix with Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault and Carrying Weapons on School Property.

Police said Hendrix told them last week’s incident in a Scarlett Commons apartment began when he and the victim got into a fight over a drug deal.

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12:40pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Student Pistol-Whipped by Assailant

MTSU student Injured During Armed Robbery

MURFREESBORO -- A Middle Tennessee State University student was injured Tuesday night on campus during an armed robbery.

MTSU issued an emergency alert at 8:48 Tuesday evening saying that a robbery had taken place outside Scarlett Commons. It was later learned the robbery actually took place inside one of the apartments.

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