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11:06am

Tue August 28, 2012
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Problems with the Aug. 2 Davidson County Primary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A public interest group in Nashville is calling for an investigation into the Davidson County Aug. 2 primary after several prominent Democrats were given Republican ballots.

Mary Mancini, Director of Tennessee Citizen Action, says Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall was among those who was not asked which primary he wanted to vote in. State Sen. Joe Haynes says he was also given a Republican ballot.

Mancini says she doesn’t think the Davidson County Elections Commission  is taking the problem seriously.

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11:03am

Tue August 28, 2012
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WMOT Fall Football Preview: UT Volunteers

MURFREESBORO, TENN. (HUBBARD)  --  WMOT continues to explore what the fall football season might have in store for Tennessee schools.  University of Tennessee fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons,  but there is some reason for Vols fans to be optimistic in 2012.

Tennessee stumbled through a 5-7 season in 2011 and ended it with a humiliating loss to rival Kentucky.

Lost in the poor record was Tennessee’s solid defense.

The defense was ranked 27th nationally and helped the team stay competitive in games against Georgia and South Carolina.

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8:41am

Tue August 28, 2012
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The Last of Tennessee's Summer Fairs

Reporter Shawn Anfinson (left) and his son enjoying the Wilson County Fair
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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.

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5:17am

Tue August 28, 2012
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Nissan Donates Cars to MTSU

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.
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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.

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11:50am

Mon August 27, 2012
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Unemployed Must Search for Work to Keep Benefits

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."

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