NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Two county chapters of the Tennessee GOP say Governor Haslam isn’t conservative enough and have passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him.
The groups condemned the Republican governor for hiring gay individuals and Democrats to serve in his administration..
Here in Middle Tennessee, the Williamson County Republican Party recently passed a resolution calling on the governor to reconsider his appointment of a Muslim-American lawyer to his economic development staff.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The use of commuter buses and a regional train in the Mid-State jumped dramatically this past year.
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee provided more than 10 million passenger trips during the period. The increase amounted to more than a million riders in a single year.
MTA’s Patrica Harriss-Morehead says the system couldn’t be happier.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON) -- More than 300 Tennessee education professionals are in the Mid-State this week to learn how to use the arts to make learning any subject more interesting.
The Tennessee Arts Commission is hosting their second annual Creativity in Education Institute July 15th-18th on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Entitled Create 2012 the Institute is a professional development opportunity for teachers, superintendents and principals.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis woman has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women's basketball player.
Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge Don Ash on Tuesday sentenced Shanterrica Madden of Memphis to 25 years for second-degree murder and four years for tampering with evidence. The sentences will be served consecutively.
Madden was convicted in May in the March 2, 2011, death of 21-year-old Tina Stewart at an off-campus apartment they shared.
NEW YORK (AP/WMOT) — A new study finds that viewers are increasingly turning to YouTube for their news.
Earlier today, The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released its examination of 15 months of the most popular Google news videos. It found that while viewership for traditional TV news still easily outpaces those consuming news on YouTube, the video-sharing site is an increasingly common choice for consumers.
Stephan Foust directs the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State. He says the trend is clear.