MTSU’s Tatum featured in new book

MURFREESBORO — Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship at MTSU, is included in the recently updated edition of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.”

Written by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, the new November 2011 paperback edition is revised to include books written since its original 2006 publication. One of the additions is Tatum’s 2007 book “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your Company is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big.”

The “100 Best” also highlights a quote from Tatum’s book and provides links to another review and one of Tatum’s speeches on YouTube.

Tatum, who is an associate professor in the MTSU Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, was chairman and CEO of Tatum LLC for more than 30 years.

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Jones Team has record sales in 2011

MURFREESBORO — The Jones Team at John Jones Real Estate beat the market by almost 30 percent in 2011, a year where single-family real estate sales in Rutherford County were down 5 percent from the pervious year.

The company boasted a record-setting year in 2011, selling 274 units – an increase of 22.4 percent over 2010.

The Jones Team has been Rutherford County’s top producing real estate team for the past decade.

They specialize in listing and selling residential real estate in Rutherford County and the surrounding counties. For additional information about John Jones Real Estate and their services, call 615-867-3020 or visit them online at

Day scheduled to recycle electronics at local biz

MURFREESBORO — Due to the success of the Recycle Day hosted in August, Cornerstone Computers on Robert Rose Drive is hosting another Recycle Day on Jan. 28.

The business will accept and recycle any old or broken desktops, laptops, monitors, printers and any other electronic needing recycled.

For more information, call the Cornerstone Computer owner Tim Meredith at 615-200-6220.

Jackson Hewitt kicks off 2012 tax season

NASHVILLE — The 2012 tax season has kicked off at Jackson Hewitt with approximately 6,500 locations opening nationwide, including inside 2,800 Walmart U.S. stores.

This year, taxpayers have two extra days to file their 2011 income tax returns, with the deadline set for April 17. With approximately 75 percent of taxpayers eligible to receive a refund — and with an average refund of approximately $3,000 — Americans would be well-served to get a jump start by filing their returns early.

Last year, 70 percent of taxpayers opted to e-file their returns. There are several benefits to e-filing a tax return, including faster processing time as you can receive your refund in seven to 13 days, greater accuracy and confirmation the IRS has received your return.

You can find Jackson Hewitt Tax Services in Murfreesboro Walmart stores, or for a full list of Murfreesboro locations, go online to

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