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Murfreesboro man returns lost wedding ring 55 years later

Jun. 05, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — When newlywed Ransom Jones lost his wedding ring nearly 55 years ago in his parents’ backyard, he never dreamed he’d see that band of gold again. Over five decades later, Murfreesboro homeowner Doug Cook was able to fulfill that dream. ...

Murfreesboro boy starts online cactus business

Apr. 25, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — When COVID-19 sent schoolchildren to learn from home, a 10-year-old entrepreneur in Murfreesboro went to work. Erma Siegel Elementary fourth-grader Hayden Thornell turned his idle time into income with Classy Cactus Farm, a ship-to-order...

Muslims navigate COVID rules as they celebrate Ramadan

Apr. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Muslims are celebrating their second Ramadan amid the pandemic. But this year, they are observing the holy month at a more hopeful time in the ongoing public health crisis. Last year, mosques closed to slow the spread of the...

Activist who opposed mosque confirmed to textbook panel

Apr. 12, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An activist known for her fight against the establishment of a mosque in Tennessee a decade ago has drawn state lawmakers' approval to serve on a commission that recommends textbooks and instructional materials for K-12 schools, despite opponents saying she espoused...

Global supermarkets bring international flavors to Tennessee

Apr. 03, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — Chriss Goyenechea loves shopping for groceries — but not in the way you’d think. While he turns to supermarket chains for basic items like milk, eggs or bread, his real shopping comes when he stocks his own store. He pores over catalogs and grocery supply...

Tennessee pilot training program may have outgrown airport

Mar. 29, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University's flight training program may be a victim of its own success. It has grown so much that it may have outgrown its airport, and the constant training flights are causing friction with neighboring homeowners and commercial pilots. ...