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1:45pm

Fri June 20, 2014
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Treasury Dept. to Host College Savings Workshops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Treasury Department is hosting workshops to help parents save money for their children's college tuition.

Starting Saturday, the department will host a series of workshops at different locations around the state to help educate people about the TNStars 529 College Savings Plan.

Attendees will learn about the benefits of the plan, which offers them a way to save money for college while enjoying certain tax advantages.

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11:32am

Fri June 20, 2014
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CHOW Bus Keeping Murfeesboro Children Fed This Summer

A Murfreesboro child receives food from the CHOW bus, operated by Murfreesboro City Schools.
Credit Emily West for WMOT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WEST)  --  Kids ease out of their houses on a rainy mid-day, waiting for a retired blue bus to pull into the Rolling Acres apartment complex. 

Nowadays, more than 100 Rutherford County students find their breakfasts and lunches through a new program called the CHOW bus.

Mid-state parents, who were struggling to make ends meet, don’t usually have to worry about their kids getting a good meal during the school year. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.  But summertime usually meant hardship, until Murfreesboro City Schools decided to change that.

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8:19am

Fri June 20, 2014
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Judge Dismisses Murfreesboro Mosque Cemetery Lawsuit

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over a permit that was issued allowing a Middle Tennessee mosque to build a cemetery on its property.

A group of residents filed the suit after Rutherford County officials approved the request from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/Ummi0o) reports senior Judge Paul Summers, who sat on the case after local judges recused themselves, issued his opinion on Thursday. He ruled that the Board of Zoning Appeals properly approved the permit.

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9:37am

Thu June 19, 2014
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Making Memories Work for Mid-State Seniors

Geneva McElroy attends the adult daycare operated by Catholic Charities in West Nashville.
Credit WMOT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Doug Oliver and his friend Geneva McElroy are talking over old times, but this is no simple stroll down memory lane. 

Using guided conversation, Oliver is helping McElory, now in her 90s, reconnect with her own self-worth by drawing on the memories of experiences long past.

“They can see what they’ve done that has or will impact the future and it lifts their mood,” Oliver explained. “Many times they’ll realize that they are and were important; that they have something to offer.”

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10:43am

Wed June 18, 2014
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Bridge Repairs along I-65 South To Cause BIG Traffic Headaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If your travels plans for this coming weekend include I-65 north of Nashville, expect stalled traffic and long delays.

Construction crews will close two of the three lanes of traffic on I-65 South on the north side of the city between mile markers 95 and 98. Repairs are being made to four different bridges along that stretch of highway.

The state says motorists can expect significant delays and should avoid the area if at all possible.

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