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10:47am

Fri January 18, 2013
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Tennessee Choir Set to Sing for Obama Inaugural Monday

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — About 200 students from Cleveland, Tennessee’s Lee University left by bus for Washington D.C. Friday morning to participate in Monday’s presidential inaugural.

A choir from Lee University will sing for the inaugural crowd prior to President Obama being sworn in for his second term.

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12:23pm

Thu January 17, 2013
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Last Chance to Make a Mortgate Settlement Claim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Friday is the deadline for Tennesseans to file a claim under the national mortgage settlement.

Approximately 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2008 and 2011 may be eligible to receive a payment under the settlement.

Jeff Hill is a lawyer in the Tennessee Attorney General’s office.

“People who have not returned forms that they received, or think they should be a part of the settlement need to contact the settlement administrator."

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8:51am

Thu January 17, 2013
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Strong Reaction in Tenn. to Obama Gun Control Measures

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — President Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence have drawn strong reaction here in Tennessee.

The president made his sweeping proposals Wednesday, a month after the Connecticut school shooting that left six teachers and 20 students dead. The president called for universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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10:54am

Tue January 15, 2013
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Hemlock Layoffs a Setback for Mid-State Economy

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Hemlock Semiconductor is laying off three-fourths of employees at its Clarksville plant shortly before production was set to begin there.

The $1.2 billion plant near the Kentucky border was scheduled to start production of polycrystalline silicon this year. The compound is used in solar energy panels.

Officials of the Michigan-based company met with reporters at the Leaf-Chronicle newspaper Tuesday and said the company is laying off 300 of its 400 employees in Clarksville.

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9:54am

Tue January 15, 2013
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Murfreesboro Police to Hold Gun Exchange Thursday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Murfreesboro Police Department will conduct a firearms exchange this Thursday afternoon.

The MPD is partnering with the Murfreesboro NAACP and the Central Christian Church for the exchange in an effort to keep unwanted and unused weapons off city streets.

Anyone turning in a gun or guns will receive a Kroger gift card in exchange. MPD spokesman Kyle Evans wouldn’t say how much the gift cards will be worth, but did say that it’s a considerable amount and that the award will increase with the number of guns surrendered.

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