MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Murfreesboro Mosque case returns to the Rutherford County Courthouse Wednesday morning.
Plaintiffs are asking Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew to rescind a building permit awarded nearly two years ago by the county for the construction of a new mosque on Veals Road.
Construction is well underway on the Islamic Center’s new facility. Mosque spokesman Saleh Sbenaty gave WMOT a tour of the construction site Monday. The walls and roof are essentially complete and workmen are now starting on the building’s interior.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Commerce Department released an upbeat Spring 2012 Travel and Tourism Forecast Tuesday morning. The report is good news for Tennessee’s economy.
The federal study predicts a four to five percent increase in the number of foreign travelers visiting the U.S. over the next five years. State Tourism says international travelers are already contributing about $14 billion to Tennessee's economy each year.