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10:58am

Tue May 22, 2012
Top Stories

Seniors Sheltered at Lipscomb Following Fire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Nashville Red Cross is providing emergency shelter for more than 170 senior citizens.

The seniors, some of them in wheel chairs, were evacuated Monday evening from a Nashville apartment tower.

WSMV-TV reports that school buses were used to take the seniors from the Parthenon Towers near Centennial Park to the student activity center at Lipscomb University.

Beth Ferguson is a spokesperson for Nashville’s Red Cross. She says sheltering seniors provides some unique challenges.

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12:33pm

Tue May 1, 2012
More Than Half the State Declared A Disaster Area

Some 2010 Flood Survivors Still Struggling

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the devastating floods that would eventually claim the lives of 21 Tennesseans.

The Corps of Engineers later reported that more than 17 inches of rain fell in some areas of the state over a two day period, the most rain in 140 years of recording keeping.

More than half of all Tennessee counties, 54 in total, were eventually declared federal disaster areas. Nashville alone suffered more than $1.5 billion in property damage.

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12:21pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Mobile Recording Booth at Farmer's Market

StoryCorps Returns to Nashville in May

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  StoryCorps is returning to Nashville for the month of May.  The oral history program was last in Middle Tennessee in 2007.

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of every background with the chance to capture their life stories.  Launched in 2003, StoryCorp says it’s now recorded more than 40,000 interviews making it the largest oral history projects of its kind.

StoryCrops spokesperson Rose Kue says she thinks the program has proven popular because it speaks to universal themes.

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11:20am

Wed April 18, 2012
Nashville Theme is "Living Gree and Health"

Earth Day Events Scheduled for the Mid-State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Earth Day will be celebrated around the world this Sunday and several Middle Tennessee communities have events planned.

Metro Nashville will hold its Earth Day celebration on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.  Event organizer Sharon Smith is expecting a big crowd.

“Somewhere around 10,000 people and more from the Middle Tennessee area coming.  The Nashville Earth Day Festival is the largest Earth Day celebration in Middle Tennessee, maybe even the state, and we’re very proud that it has grown each year.”
 

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4:43pm

Fri March 16, 2012
Event Part of Gallery's CSArt Initiative

SeedSpace Set to Hold "Art Pick-Up Party"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Middle Tennessee gallery is modeling its new arts initiative on the latest fad in sustainable agriculture.

Community Supported Agriculture matches the people who eat food with the people who grow the food. Customers pay farmers, in advance, to deliver fresh produce and other items every week or two.

SeedSpace art gallery in downtown Nashville is now applying that same concept to art. Saturday evening at 6 p.m., SeedSpace will hold what it calls an "art pick-up party." It’s part of a program called CSArt; short for Community Supported Art.

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