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7:59am

Fri March 30, 2012
Report from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics

Williamson Cnty. Hottest Job Market in Country

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Williamson County had the hottest job market in the country last year.

A report just out by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Williamson County posted the nation’s largest employment increase with a gain of 5.4 percent between September 2010 and September 2011. The average jobs growth in the country during the period was just 1.6 percent.

The report says the largest employment increase in Williamson County occurred in the category “professional and business services,” which gained more than 1,700 jobs.

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7:49am

Fri March 30, 2012
Murfreesboro Man Arrested by MTSU Police

Sexual Exploitation of Child Charged

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A Murfreesboro man was arrested earlier this week on three counts of sexual exploitation after police say he took three nude photos of a 4-year-old girl.

Middle Tennessee State University campus police say they arrested 22 year-old Robert L. Hunt, of 303 Fairfax Dr., on Monday. Hunt reportedly admitted to taking the photos while babysitting the girl.

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11:04am

Wed March 28, 2012
Tennesseans Headed to Sanford This Weekend

Tennessee NAACP Protests Martin Shooting

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is ramping up protests across the state in response to the death of Trayvon Martin.

The unarmed 17-year-old black teenager was shot in Sanford, Florida, just over a month ago by a neighborhood watch captain who says he acted in self-defense.

Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the state NAACP, said protests are scheduled in several cities around the state, including a protest Wednesday in Memphis.

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11:43am

Tue March 27, 2012
Wisconsin Group Upset Over "Religion" Patch

Lenoir City Embroiled in a New State-Religion Issue

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Officials of Lenoir City say a patch that includes the word "religion" will remain on police uniforms.

Mayor Tony Aikens says he told a large crowd at a city council meeting last night the city will not yield to the Freedom from Religion Foundation's demand that the patch no longer be displayed.

Lenoir City Police shirts and jackets display a triangular shoulder patch with the words "education," ''religion" and "industry."

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11:37am

Fri March 23, 2012
Company Promising 1300 Jobs

Amazon Breaks Ground on Murfreesboro Facility

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Online retail giant Amazon.com held the official ground breaking Thursday for a new fulfillment center in Murfreesboro.

Construction is already well underway on the million square foot warehouse on Joe B. Jackson Parkway.  Amazon says the facility will eventually employ 1300 people.

In comments during the ceremony, Amazon spokesman Mark Mazano promised the online retailer will eventually invest a total of 350 million dollars in Tennessee and employ about 3500 people.  

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