murfreesboro

12:25pm

Mon November 7, 2011
Rutherford Cnty. Sees 1800+ Homeless Yearly

Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought

The Journey Home's Scott Foster works with a homeless client at the agency's offices in downtown Murfreesboro.
The Journey Home

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.

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11:56am

Fri November 4, 2011
MTSU Team is Defending Champion

Battle of the Brains Held at MTSU

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.

5:35pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Murfreesboro Post Joins Case

New Court Date for Murfreesboro Mosque Case

Members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro gather to break ground for their new mosque September 28, 2011
WMOT/Osborne

MURFREESBORO, TN (AP) The trial over the site plan approval for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been scheduled for next April.

Seventeen plaintiffs are suing Rutherford County, claiming officials violated Tennessee's open meetings law.

Plaintiffs' attorney Joe Brandon Jr. also tried to argue that the mosque violated his clients' constitutional rights, claiming mosque members were compelled by their religion to subdue non-Muslims.

Chancellor Robert Corlew dismissed that claim in May.

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5:22pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Nissan Event Largest Held in Tennessee

Murf. Job Fair Attracts 3800+

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.

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11:26am

Wed November 2, 2011
Still More Jobs Offered Over Next 18 Months

Nissan Looking to Fill 1100 Jobs in Smyrna

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          A big job fair underway at this hour here in Murfreesboro.

          Nissan is interviewing for 1,100 new workers at their Smyrna Plant.

          The Tennessee Department of Labor is hosting the event at the Embassy Suites on Conference Center Boulevard in Murfreesboro. The positions need to be filled by the end of February.

          Nissan will also be hiring for other warehouse and production-support jobs over the next 18 months.

          Today’s job fair continues until 2 this afternoon.

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