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11:54am

Wed December 19, 2012
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Ruth. County Woman Finds Gifts for 423 Foster Children

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  More than 400 mid-state foster children will have presents under the tree Christmas morning thanks to the efforts of a Rutherford County woman.

Nancy Woodall launched her “Santa’s Workshop” initiative 26 years ago when she learned the state would not provide gifts for the ten foster children she was caring for in her home at the time.

The program quickly grew into an annual effort to make sure every Rutherford County child in foster care received something for the holidays.

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7:24am

Wed December 19, 2012
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Two Million On Tenn. Highways During Holidays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation is telling employees and contractors to knock off work for Christmas and New Year travel.

There will be no temporary lane closures from 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer says 2 million drivers are expected to be on Tennessee's roads over the holidays and TDOT wants to minimize delays for them.

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7:12am

Wed December 19, 2012
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Education Dept. Planning Tenn. School Safety Summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education is planning a statewide School Safety Summit next month.

Department spokeswoman Kelli Gauthier says the meeting is a result of concerns following the deadly elementary school shooting in Connecticut last week. Twenty children and six adults were slain by a gunman packing a high-powered rifle.

Gauthier says the summit will gather hundreds of district and community leaders from across Tennessee to discuss how to ensure the proper training and implementation of safety measures in schools.

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8:37am

Tue December 18, 2012
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Nissan Subcontractor at Murfreesboro Job Fair Wednesday

Credit calsonic.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Nissan subcontractor will be in Murfreesboro tomorrow to interview job candidates.

CalsonicKansei North America will have representatives at a job fair being hosted by Goodwill’s Career Solutions division. The company says it has immediate openings for production technicians at its Smyrna location.

The job fair will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at Career Solutions on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro. The Goodwill career placement agency says that it has placed more than 2600 clients in jobs.

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8:23am

Tue December 18, 2012
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Tullahoma Company Signs Agreement with NASA

Credit nasa.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state company has signed a contract with NASA that could be worth $1.3 billion over the next decade.

Jacobs Technologies of Tullahoma has agreed to take on major responsibilities at NASA's famed Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company will provide ground system and launch operation services in support of the International Space Station and NASA’s next generation manned spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

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