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12:07pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Occupy Murfreesboro Also Gets Bad News

Last Occupy Nashville Protester Evicted From Plaza

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — March is proving to be a challenging month for the Occupy movement in Middle Tennessee.

When Tennessee State Troopers arrived well before dawn this morning to enforce a new law governing camping on state property, they found a single protester waiting for them on the legislative plaza.

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11:54am

Wed March 7, 2012
Weather Service Assessments Also Ongoing

FEMA and TEMA Assessing Tornado Damage in Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A federal disaster declaration for Tennessee is possible following last week’s deadly tornados.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s joining Tennessee Emergency Management Agency personnel in assessing damage around the state following severe weather last Friday

TEMA says that nearly 900 homes and other structures in 19 Tennessee counties reported damage.  Forty-five people sought medical treatment for storm related injuries, but no deaths were reported.

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11:36am

Wed March 7, 2012
Born-Again Christians Led Santorum Charge

Conservatives Credited with Santorum Victory in Tenn.

Rick Santorum and family
photo courtesy Santorum campaign committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An Associated Press exit poll shows Rick Santorum owes his Tennessee primary victory to strong support among born-again Christians.

Santorum led Republican rival Mitt Romney 3 to 1 among those who say it matters a "great deal" that a candidate share their religious beliefs.  He also led among voters who considered themselves "very conservative," and among voters who supported the tea party.

Romney led among voters who considered themselves "moderate" or "liberal." He also led among voters with an annual income of more than $100,000.

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9:40am

Wed March 7, 2012
Conservative Christians Credited with Santorum Win

Santorum Wins Big in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — An exit poll of voters in Tennessee's presidential primary showed Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney thanks to strong support among born-again Christians — about three-quarters of those who went to the polls on Tuesday.

Santorum also led Romney 3 to 1 among those who said it mattered a "great deal" that a candidate shared their religious beliefs.

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12:13pm

Tue March 6, 2012
MTSU Poll Gives Santorum 2-to-1 Advantage

Super Tuesday Voting Underway In Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee joining 9 other states for Super Tuesday presidential primary voting today.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are running neck-and-neck in several states, but the vote appears to be shaping up differently here in Tennessee. 

In recent poling by Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University, Santorum was favored by Tennesseans two-to-one over Romney.

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