Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy fired for multiple violations of standard operating procedures

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Crime: Murfreesboro man arrested for intentionally spilling 20,000 gallons of oil

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AP: Could country’s new class cause an upset at the CMA Awards?

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Men’s Basketball: Blue Raiders show growing pains in 92-73 loss to Belmont

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Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy Billy Spray was fired Tuesday for multiple violations of the standard operating procedures, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Spray has been a deputy in Judicial Services since April 2013. According to reports by the DNJ, he was first suspended without pay on Friday while the department was investigating …

Photo courtesy of City of Murfreesboro A Murfreesboro man was arrested Tuesday for intentionally spilling 20,000 gallons of oil from Volunteer Oil Services on Cannon Avenue, according to a City of Murfreesboro press release. At approximately 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Ladder 1, Rescue 9 and Battalion Chief Daryl Alexander and Battalion Chief Joe Bell of the Murfreesboro …

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer “Who are the most fearful people? (Those) with passports, or without?” These pointed words – met with a round of applause – came from none other than Rick Steves, an award-winning travel author, activist and television host as he spoke at the MTSU Student Union Ballroom …

Photos by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines   Nashville’s Kefauver Federal Building was the scene of a small but fervent protest Thursday night, as demonstrators gathered to publicly oppose what they believed to be President Donald Trump’s recent obstruction in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The protest was one of hundreds organized nationwide by the …

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Photo courtesy of Country Music Association  Story by Kristin M. Hall and Mesfin Fekadu / AP Entertainment Writers The Country Music Association Awards tend to be fairly predictable as far as winners go, but could this year be different? Can the new class of country artists upset the longtime favorites on Wednesday? The well-researched music writers …

Story and photos by Mamie Lomax / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The sky was colored various shades of gray as the clouds hung low. The wind blew rather harshly, and the chilly air sent shivers down my spine; it was a trademark October day, and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend it than in …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson / Contributing Writer  On Wednesday evening, the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s student chapter at Middle Tennessee State University put on their first fashion show. The NFA chapter is the only fashion club at MTSU. The club volunteers at fashion events in Nashville, as well as help students make connections in …