Tue October 25, 2011
Huff Says He Had No Violent Intent

Conviction in Plot to Take Over Tennessee Courthouse

(AP) A Tennessee jury has convicted a Georgia man on federal firearms charge. Authorities say he was participating in a plot to take over teh Monroe County courthouse.

This morning in Knoxville, a jury convicted Darren Wesley Huff  of carrying a firearm with the intent to use it in a civil disorder this morning. They found him not guilty of using a firearm in relation to a second, more serious felony.

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Mon October 24, 2011
Chinese Manufacturing Now Less Competitive

Jobs Shipped Overseas Rebounding to Middle Tennessee

A LaVergne company is among a small number of manufacturers starting to bring jobs back to America from Asia.

The reversal is the result of the booming Chinese economy losing some of its competitive cost advantages.

Four years ago, Pro Charging Systems of LaVergne outsourced manufacturing of several key components of its new line of battery chargers to China, including a plastic battery cover.

The company recently awarded that business to Pine Hill Plastics, a small manufacturer in McMinnville.


Story by AP


Mon October 24, 2011
Sidelines Reporter Sees "Niche" Farming Future

Tennessee Farm Land Disappearing, Nature of Farming in Flux

WMOT partner Sidelines newspaper reports that the high cost of Tennessee crop land and taxes are making it difficult for the State's farmers to compete with large commercial growers out west. Tennessee are quickly moving toward "niche" farming; ag-enterprises that require little land to succeed.


Fri October 21, 2011
MTSU Aircraft Grounded Pending Inspection

Flight Competition Interrupted by Hail Storm

Student pilots from five universities, in the air over Murfressboro Tuesday afternoon, forced to land ahead of a damaging hail storm.


Thu October 20, 2011
Cadet Command Reviewing Regulations

Muslim Headscarf Controversy at Brentwood School

Muslim cadet refuses to remove her headscarf; isn't allowed to march with her JROTC unit in Brentwood homecoming parade