MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Rutherford County Schools have a new director elect.
The county Board of Education unanimously chose Don Odom Monday night to replace current director Harry Gill. Odom previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
A school system press statement said Odom is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and has spent his entire career with Rutherford County Schools. Odom earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The 38th annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast was held Tuesday morning on the campus of Lipscomb University.
The state’s top leadership was scheduled to attend, including Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.
The keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast was Phil Vischer, best known as the creator of the award-winning animated Christian video series VeggieTales. Christian artist Lawrence Thomison was set to provide the musical entertainment along with the Nashville Choir.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- WMOT News continues to explore those thin slices of the state economy that prospered during the economic downturn as part a series of stories called “Tennessee Works.”
The state’s export sector took a nose dive right along with the rest of the economy during the recession. But one category of exports bucked that trend and continued to expand each year of the downturn.
Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.