Editor's Note: Reporter Shawn Anfinson recently shared his family's summer fair experience with WMOT listeners.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Shawn Anfinson) -- My family and I decided to take in the Wilson County Fair this past weekend. We avoided miles of afternoon traffic by arriving early, but there was no way around big crowds on the mid way.
Kevin Martin, director of Nissan Parts Quality Engineering, shows MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee the interior of a new Nissan LEAF electric car donated to the university Aug. 28.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Officials from Nissan North America were on the Middle Tennessee State University campus Tuesday to donate two electric cars and three charging stations to the school. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />
It’s part of Nissan’s efforts to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee says that the Nissan Leaf cars will go into the university's motor pool. McPhee says the donation underscores the school’s commitment to a green campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Beginning on Sept. 1, Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits will have to show that they’re actively looking for work, including keeping a work-search log.
The state Department of Labor’s Jeff Hentschell says claimants will be required to conduct three work searches each week.
“Sending a resume through email, applying for a job online, going into a Tennessee Career Center, or logging on to our jobsfortn.gov website…it’s a variety of approaches and I think we’ve hit most of those."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A federal judge will rule this week on whether opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque can have a say in a religious discrimination case involving the building.
Attorney Joe Brandon Jr. represents the group of mosque neighbors and other Rutherford County residents asking the court to let them intervene. He argued at a Friday hearing in Nashville that his clients have an interest in the case because it overturned their state court victory.
Guest speaker and author Tori McClure, who also is president of Spaulding University in Louisville, Ky., gives the keynote address during MTSU’s University Convocation 2012 Aug. 26.
Credit MTSU photos by Andy Heidt
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – Fall semester classes are getting underway on a number of Middle Tennessee university campuses.
Students at Austin Peay State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Trevecca, and Middle Tennessee State begin classes this week. The school year got underway at Lipscomb, Belmont and Fisk universities last week.