MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennesseans are sticking to a surprisingly center-of-the-road public policy line in spite of this election season’s heated political rhetoric.
WMOT will be looking at the results of the latest Middle Tennessee University Survey Group poll over the next few days. The twice-yearly phone survey was released Wednesday.
The poll shows that Tennesseans are generally approving of first term Republican Governor Bill Haslam and the newly Republican dominated legislature. But voters are not happy with all the majority party’s policy initiatives.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Middle Tennessee State basketball standout Tina Stewart. Stewart was stabbed to death by her roommate March 2, 2011.
MTSU Atheletic Director Chris Massaro said Stewart is still a very real presence for her team mates.
"She's with her teammates every day in their thoughts and in their prayers and so she's never really left in their minds. I think it's a very difficult day for her teammates and the coaching staff," Massaro said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he’s undaunted that most Tennessee Republican leaders have chosen not to endorse him for the nomination.
The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania told reporters after a speech at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell Wednesday that as the "insurgent candidate," he doesn't expect to draw the support of GOP establishment.
But Santorum expressed confidence he will carry Tennessee and other states holding their primaries on Super Tuesday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessean announced an online initiative this morning designed to build on the outpouring of community involvement following the 2010 floods.
The newspaper is now beta testing a website that it’s calling Brainstorm Nashville (brainstormnashville.com). The site will use social media tools to explore community problems and build consensus around a solution.
The Tennessean is hoping ideas generated by the site will move beyond conversation to action.