MURFREESBORO, Tenn (NELSON) -- Student volunteers from Middle Tennessee State University are headed to Japan to help with the nation’s ongoing disaster recovery.
Ten students and two professors from MTSU left the Mid-State Monday morning to participate in a restoration mission in Fukushima, Japan.
According to a press statement from Middle Tennessee State, 95 percent of the rubble remains to be cleared away following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that killed nearly 16,000 people.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- A national Islamic group says it’s alarmed by the reasoning cited by Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew in his decision to void the Murfreesboro Mosque’s construction permit.
The Washington D.C. based Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter this week to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking for federal intervention in the case.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- WMOT is giving Mid-State news makers from across the political spectrum an opportunity to comment on the recently concluded 107th Tennessee General Assembly.
Today, the views of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber spokesman Marc Hill sees the session as generally positive for the region’s business community. He cites the legislature’s passage of a measure that will phase out Tennessee inheritance tax as just one example. He also sees the Assembly’s extensive educational reforms as a major achievement.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- WMOT News continues to look for those few thin slices of the Tennessee economy that prospered during the economic downturn. It’s part of series of stories we’re calling Tennessee Works.
Today, a look at the state’s non-profit sector with Lewis Lavine, President of the Center for Non-Profit Management in Nashville.
Levine says Tennessee non-profits did surprisingly well in the downturn. He says, for example, that more restaurants went out of business than did non-profit agencies.