NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Organizers of the Country Music Marathon are beefing up security for their April 27 event in the wake of last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Competitor Group Inc., the group that runs the marathon, announced Friday it would increase security presence at the start and finish lines, with more than 150 private security officials added to the staffing plan. Security will control entry and exit into the 32 runner corrals. All participants may be subject to random bag checks at the April 25-26 health and fitness expo as well as at the race.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, second from right, is joined by hospital and community dignitaries today to unveil signage for the university’s new Bell Street Building, formerly part of the former MTMC property. With McPhee are, from left, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess; Dr. Lee Moss, chairman of the MTMC board of directors; MTMC President and CEO Gordon Ferguson; and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee State University announced Friday that it has purchased the former Middle Tennessee Medical Center property for just over $11 million dollars.
The hospital moved to a new $267 million facility in 2010. MTMC has been looking for a buyer ever since, and President Gordon Ferguson says he always hoped it would be MTSU.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of a Maryville pill mill who jumped bond during her federal trial for conspiracy, drug charges and money laundering has been sentenced to spend more than 21 years in federal prison.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/Zwo9hZ) U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan on Thursday also ordered all of Tammy Guzman's assets forfeited.
The 42-year-old was convicted earlier this year in a pills-for-cash scheme at her Maryville Pain Consultants clinic that netted at least $2 million over two years.