NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Al-Jazeera plans to open a news bureau in Nashville.The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/18HPsHc) the news organization that bought Al Gore's Current TV for $500 million earlier this year has said it will begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera America sometime late this summer. The network plans news bureaus in 12 cities across the country.
Bob Wheelock, executive producer of Al-Jazeera English, confirmed Nashville as one of the bureau sites during an interview with WWJ-AM 950 in Detroit on Thursday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s poorest students may find it harder to stay in college next year as federal sequestration budget cuts take hold.
Money for so-called Opportunity Grants, federal tuition aid reserved for the neediest students, will be reduced in the coming school year. Federal funding for college work-study programs is also expected to fall.
According to Tennessee higher education officials, 1660 needy students could lose federal tuition assistance, while 720 students participating in work-study could lose their positions.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Two men remain in the Williamson County jail today after Franklin police say they swallowed more than 50 balloons of heroine.
Officers set up surveillance Monday in the parking lot of a Cool Springs business following on an anonymous tip about drug activity. Police say they saw two men acting suspiciously and took them into custody.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- In 2009 Tennessee loosened laws governing the production of alcoholic beverages, leading to a dramatic rise in the number of breweries and distilleries operating in the state.
One of the newest companies is Mayday Brewery located in Murfreesboro.
The operation is still small enough that owner Ozzie Nelson gives most of the tours. Nelson is clearly proud of his brewery and enjoys showing it off.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — State officials say a program that aims to revitalize downtown commercial districts in communities across Tennessee generated more than $82 million in private and public investment last year.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says its Main Street program includes 24 towns and cities in the state.
The department says 604 jobs were generated and 107 new businesses sprang up in the 24 communities in 2012.