A Tennessee Anti-Racist Network counter-demonstrator tries to engage motorists driving along Broad during a rally Saturday morning in downtown Murfreesboro by the League of the South.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- An organization labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center faced off in downtown Murfreesboro against counter-protesters on Saturday.
The League of the South and the Southern Nationalist Network received a permit from the city to demonstrate at the corner of Broad and Vine. The League billed the event as a demonstration against what it refers to as “Demographic Displacement.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Assessment tests and the application of testing data continue to generate controversy as Tennessee works to improve student achievement scores.
This fall 21 students from across the state began studies toward a new advanced degree in education designed to help communities analyze student-learning data.
Middle Tennessee State University is now offering a Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement degree. Program Interim Director Rick Vanosdall says the focus is squarely on students.
Earl Jordan is the founder of Partners for the Struggle
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- What organizers are calling an “Unsolved Murder Weekend” gets underway tonight in Nashville.
Earl Jordan, founder of the group Partners in Struggle, says the event is designed to support the families of murder victims, put a spotlight on as-yet unsolved mid-state murders, and to speak out against violence.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suspicious envelope that caused the partial evacuation of Clarksville's Federal Building on Monday turned out to be empty.
The FBI's assistant special agent in charge at the Nashville office, Keith Moses, said U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn actually received two suspicious envelopes this week — the one to her Clarksville office and another to her Williamson County office.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- You may encounter someone walking barefoot today on the street or at work, thanks to the efforts of a mid-state charity.
The Old Hickory based ministry Souls4Soles is holding what it’s calling Barefoot4them day. The group is trying to raise awareness for its efforts to provide shoes to the poor around the world and here in the States.
The charity says people in nine countries and all across the U.S. have signed up to go barefoot today.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Public Library is one of 10 around the country selected to pilot a new oral history project featuring immigrants.
Participants in the project will interview each other in pairs about their lives with the help of a facilitator. At the end of the interview, they will receive a CD. With permission, a second copy of the interview will be sent to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Some interview excerpts may also be broadcast locally and nationally.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- Thousands of civilian workers employed at military facilities in Tennessee are back at work, but they may not have the tools needed to work effectively.
This past weekend, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered more than 400,000 civilian employees furloughed October 1 back to work. Hagel says the Pay Our Military Act, passed by Congress shortly before the partial government shutdown began, gave him that authority.