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4:52pm

Sat November 19, 2011
Keep the Ice Scraper Handy!

Weather Service Says Wet, Icy Winter Ahead

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keep the ice scraper handy and a weather eye peeled. Another La Nina winter is expected in Tennessee.

The National Weather Service outlook for December through February calls for slightly warmer than normal temperatures, but wetter than usual conditions.

Nashville forecaster Bobby Boyd says that may mean more ice than usual.

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4:41pm

Sat November 19, 2011
Joblessness Down to 9.6 Percent

Tenn. Unemployment Drops in October

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Welcome news on the jobs front.

Tennessee's October unemployment rate dropped to 9.6 percent in October, down from 9.8 percent the previous month. 

Tennessee's unemployment rate is still well above the national average of 9 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Karla Davis says jobs added in education and health services fueled the employment hike.

Dr. Murat Arik with the Middle Tennessee State Center for Business and Economic Research says the numbers are mostly good news.  

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4:10pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Naxos Distributes CD by MTSU Wind Ensemble

Record Label Wants More MTSU Productions

The CD "Angels in the Architecture" recently released on the Naxos label.
Naxos

A CD featuring the work of the Middle Tennessee State University School of Music Wind Ensemble was recently released by the Naxos recording label.

Headquartered in nearby Franklin, Tennessee, Naxos is now the world’s largest distributor of classical recordings.

MTSU's Dr. Reed Thomas directed the 55-member ensemble, made up primarily of undergraduate MTSU students. He said the CD,entitled "Angels in the Architecture" has been so well-recieved that Naxos is asking when the school of music will have another recording ready to distribute.

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3:28pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Higher Education Commission Discussing Options

Tenn. College Tuition Likely to Rise Again

Tennessee university students could see a tuition increase again next year.

Some students saw double-digit increases this year. Tuition at U.T. Knoxville went up by 12 percent. At Middle Tennessee State, a Board of Regents school, tuition rose this year by just under eight percent.

Now, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission is once again recommending tuition increases statewide.

Possibly making it even more difficult for Tennessee students, state legislators are talking about raising the eligibility threshold for lottery funded Hope scholarships.

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12:47pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Gestalt and Cornerstone Prep Get State Approval

Charters Take Over Failing Memphis Schools

MEMPHIS — A charter school and a private education company will take over two Memphis schools.

The schools to be run by the new operators have not been identified.

Gestalt Schools, which is based in Memphis, and private Cornerstone Prep received state approval on Tuesday to run one school each, according to The Commercial Appeal. The schools are among those which failed to meet student achievement benchmarks.

Gestalt runs the Power Center Academy charter school in Hickory Hill.

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