murfreesboropost 2013-11-13

Realtors perform community service



Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.Realtor and affiliate member firms adopted nursing and assisted living facilities in its eight-county area, touching more than 1,000 residents live by working closely with activity directors […]

Principal wins Celebrity Spelling Bee



Mitchell-Neilson administrator takes top spotMURFREESBORO, Tenn. — After 10 rounds of tough competition, Mitchell-Neilson Schools Principal Robin Newell claimed the title of 2013 Celebrity Bee Champion with the correct spelling of malachite.Mihn-Triet Tucker came in a close second but misspelled polymathic in the ninth round.Chris Jones with the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative was eliminated in the sixth round, placing […]

BRAGG: Newspapers should still get support in social media age



The rapid development of the Internet over the past 21 years in conjunction with the arrival of smartphones and tablet computers, has made the move from print editions of newspapers into online formats the standard in most circumstances.I teach a class on digital ommunications and am constantly trying to get my students to understand the changes currently taking place in […]

Gas station indefinitely closed following fire



The University BP gas station will remain closed until further notice due to damage sustained Tuesday in a fire.MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The University BP gas station will remain closed until further notice due to damage sustained Tuesday in a fire.Electricity, water and gas will be shut off at the business and the BP (gas station) will be closed until further […]

HALE: MTSU Athletics has big weekend



It was quite a special weekend for MTSU Athletics.MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was quite a special weekend for MTSU Athletics.Last Friday, the MTSU womens basketball team hosted No. 4 ranked Tennessee. Despite falling 67-57, the Lady Raiders showed a lot of promise. They led by 12 at halftime and played a very good team competitively.MTSU coach Rick Insell said he […]

Benefit to be held for Oakland athlete battling cancer



A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.The event is […]

Tenn. reaches agreement in airlines merger challenge



The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.The settlement will require the parent company, American […]

Area students awarded Community Foundation scholarships



Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students who will be pursuing post-secondary education after high school have been awarded scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.The Community Foundation, a charitable organization working to improve the […]

BURRISS: Media blur reality with recent crash coverage



For years, we criticized television news operations for editing interviews out of sequence and creating false impressions about what newsmakers really said.For years, we criticized television news operations for editing interviews out of sequence and creating false impressions about what newsmakers really said.Then Oliver Stone came along. With movies such as Nixon and JFK in the 1990s, Stone blurred the […]

Smotherman to challenge White in GOP primary



Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.White represents the 37th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives. The former teacher was elected to […]