Opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque are headed back to court, this time with the hopes the Tennessee Supreme Court will hear their argument.
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been complete and open to worshipers for nearly a year, but that hasn’t stopped local opponents from continuing an appeal against its construction. Plaintiffs claim Rutherford County failed to give adequate public notice before approving the mosque's construction in May of 2010.
Tennessee wildlife officials are looking for ways to contain an invasive fish.
The Asian carp was introduced to fish farms in Arkansas, and entered the Mississippi River system because of flooding. Now, wildlife officials say several breeds of the Asian carp are in Tennessee waters and are a threat, not only to native species of fish, but also to humans.
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Gourmet food trucks have become a big deal in a lot of American cities over the last few years. But Knoxville is not among them.
Byron Sambat is hoping to change that. Sambat and his wife Nikisha own Savory and Sweet Truck of Knoxville. He says they opened for business last year after seeing cities like Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles teeming with food trucks, each offering hungry customers a wide range of creative and tasty fare.
“Over the past five or six years, we’ve been wondering why isn’t there anything here?” Sambat says.
Speaking for the first time in East Tennessee since his 2008 election, President Barack Obama offered a “bargain” to his Republican rivals in Washington in an effort to head off a looming budget battle. Obama told a Chattanooga audience he was willing to cut corporate tax rates if Republicans would agree to spend money on job creation programs for the middle class.
"More good jobs that pay decent wages, a better bargain for the middle class, an economy that grows from the middle out," Obama said. "That's got to be our focus."
President Barack Obama brings his campaign to boost America’s middle class to East Tennessee today when he speaks with employees at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Chattanooga. The speech follows by one day Amazon’s announcement that it plans to hire 7,000 workers at its fulfillment and customer service centers nationwide. The centers in Chattanooga and Murfreesboro are among those that will be hiring.
In her 41 years in the Tennessee House, Representative Lois DeBerry fought many battles. But it was a battle waged within her own body that proved to be the toughest. DeBerry lost her fight with pancreatic cancer on Sunday. She was 68.