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1:28pm

Mon October 1, 2012
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Summer Drought Impacts Murf. Tree Restoration Project

Tenn. Environmental Council

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Middle Tennessee farmers aren't the only ones feeling the impact of this summer's heat and drought.

The Tennessee Environmental Council says that about 80 percent of the tree seedlings it planted last year along the Murfreesboro creek that runs parallel to North Rutherford Blvd. have since died.

Dozens of local residents, including a large contingent of students from Middle Tennessee State University, helped the environmental group plant the trees.

Council Director John McFadden says it's important to get the the seedlings replanted.

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1:17pm

Mon October 1, 2012
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Tennessee Voter Registration Ends October 8

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans have one week to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 8.

Voters should keep in mind that Monday is Columbus Day, a national holiday, so post offices will not be open that day. Anyone planning to mail in a registration will need to have it postmarked by no later than Saturday, October 6.

Voters also need to remember that Tennessee has a new voter photo ID requirement.  Bedford County Election’s Coordinator Summer Leverette explains.

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8:43am

Mon October 1, 2012
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Burriss on Media: Attack Ads

Dr. Larry Burriss
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Boy, am I ever dazed and confused. In just a few weeks we’ll be talking about how, in late October 1938, hundreds of thousands of people thought a radio dramatization about a Martian invasion of the earth was real. And a question has always been, how could these people be taken in like that? I mean, all they had to do was change the channel, and they would have had a pretty good clue that nothing serious was going on.

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5:36pm

Sat September 29, 2012
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MTSU Downs Georgia Tech., Career-Best Game for Benny Cunningham

MTSU's Benny Cunningham racks up yards during a career-best victory over Georgia Tech Sept. 29, 2012
MTSU Sports

ATLANTA, Ga.  (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee garnered its first ever victory against Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon on the strength of 510 yards rushing and 5 Benny Cunningham touchdowns.

The Blue Raiders downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 49-28, in front of just over 39,000 in downtown Atlanta’s Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The game was tied 21-all at half time, but a career-best performance by MT tailback and Nashville native Cunningham quickly pushed the game safely out of Georgia’s reach.

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11:34am

Sat September 29, 2012
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Suspect in Dozens of Home Burglaries Arrested After High Speed Chase, Crash

Burglary suspect Keith Churchill of Murfreesboro arrested after high-speed chase and crash
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Investigators with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office believe they’ve captured the thief responsible for as many as 30 home burglaries in Rutherford and Wilson counties.

Murfreesboro resident Keith Churchill, 31, was arrested in the case last Friday. 

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