tennessee

12:06pm

Tue March 6, 2012
A Federal Disaster Declaration is Possible

Tornado Damage Assessments Begin

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Disaster assessment teams from Tennessee and the federal government are evaluating damage from the storms that swept through the state on Friday.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said there were a total of 75 tornado warnings issued throughout the state on Friday.

TEMA spokesman Dean Flener said Tennessee was lucky to escape without the fatalities several other states suffered, but damage has been reported in 19 counties.

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9:13am

Mon March 5, 2012
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Storm Damage in 19 Tennessee Counties

photo courtesy Tenn. EMA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  Thirty-nine deaths in 5 states was the toll from Friday’s severe weather as of Monday morning.

The state Emergency Management Agency said there were no deaths here in Tennessee, but at least 45 people were injured in two waves of bad weather. Most of the injuries occurred in the Chattanooga area.

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2:07pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Residents Less Impressed by Republican Initiatives

Tennesseans Approve of Governor, Legislature

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans are sticking to a surprisingly center-of-the-road public policy line in spite of  this election season’s heated political rhetoric.

WMOT will be looking at the results of the latest Middle Tennessee University Survey Group poll over the next few days. The twice-yearly phone survey was released Wednesday.

The poll shows that Tennesseans are generally approving of first term Republican Governor Bill Haslam and the newly Republican dominated legislature. But voters are not happy with all the majority party’s policy initiatives.

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2:55pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Tennessee Storms Result in Three Deaths

Worst Tornado Damage in Cumberland, Dekalb Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Powerful storms claimed three lives in Tennessee Wednesday.  The storms were part of a massive severe weather system now blamed for 13 deaths in three states.

The damage appears to be light throughout most of Tennessee, but Cumberland and Dekalb Counties took a more direct hit.

Kenneth Carrey, Jr., is the Cumberland County Mayor.

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1:09pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Tenn. GOP Leadership Backing Romney

MTSU Poll Gives Santorum Commanding Lead in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he’s undaunted that most Tennessee Republican leaders have chosen not to endorse him for the nomination. 

The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania told reporters after a speech at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell Wednesday that as the "insurgent candidate," he doesn't expect to draw the support of GOP establishment.

But Santorum expressed confidence he will carry Tennessee and other states holding their primaries on Super Tuesday.

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