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12:27pm

Fri November 4, 2011
Residents Upset Over Rising Crime and Taxes

Recall of Chattanooga Mayor Moves Ahead

The effort to recall Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is moving ahead again.

A state appeals court has thrown out a judge's ruling that temporarily blocked the effort.

The decision yesterday by the Tennessee Court of Appeals puts the disputed recall petition back before the Hamilton County Election Commission.

Reporter Cliff Hightower is covering the story for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. He says some residents are upset over a growing crime rate, perceived corruption, and higher taxes.

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12:23pm

Fri November 4, 2011
Plan to Walk Around Three Downtown Banks

Occupy Protesters March in Murfreesboro

An Occupy Wall Street inspired march is getting underway at this hour in downtown Murfreesboro.

Occupy Murfreesboro leaders have permits to assemble on the grounds of the county courthouse.

Protestors say they’ll also march around three downtown banks; all within a few blocks of the square.

One of the protest organizers, local resident Connor Moss, says Occupy Murfreesboro usually has about 20 people at their meetings, but expects about a hundred protesters to attend today’s march.

12:14pm

Fri November 4, 2011
Education in Tennessee Would See Deep Cuts

MTSU Prof. Warns About "Super" Budget Cuts

The congressional "Super Committee" appears to be making little progress in its goal of cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

If the committee fails to come to agreement, then $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts will go into effect.

Dr. Murat Arik, a researcher with the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Business and Economic Research says Tennessee will be deeply impacted.

Dr. Arik says federal education dollars that normally flow to Tennessee would likely be among the first casualties.

 

11:56am

Fri November 4, 2011
MTSU Team is Defending Champion

Battle of the Brains Held at MTSU

Nine universities will compete tomorrow in a computer programming contest here in Murfreesboro at Middle Tennessee State University.

MTSU, Vanderbilt, East Tennessee State, North Alabama, Maryville, Belmont, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State will participate in what’s commonly called “The Battle of the Brains.”

Dr. Chrisila Petty, Chair of the Department of Computer Sciences at MTSU, says the university's team is the defending champion. The winner will advance to national and possibly international competitions.

5:38pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Motlow is MTSU's Top Feeder School

MTSU & Motlow Sign Transfer Agreement

Dr. Mary Lou Apple, left, president of Motlow State Community College, and MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee look over the paperwork for a new Dual Admission Program during a signing ceremony Nov. 2 in MTSU's James Union Building.
MTSU photo by J. Intintol

MURFREESBORO, TN (AP)  Middle Tennessee State University and Motlow State Community College have announced a dual-admission program that will help students earning a two-year associate's degree to apply those credits toward a bachelor's degree.

MTSU president Sidney McPhee and Motlow President Mary Lou Apple signed the agreement on Wednesday, according to a statement from MTSU.

McPhee said that data from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows MTSU is the first choice in the state for transfer students, and Motlow is MTSU's top feeder school.

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