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Photo and story by Kashima Allen / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Public Library hosted local author Jack Taylor Tuesday, allowing him the chance to sell and sign copies of his newly released book “Overcoming: My Journey from Abject Poverty to the American Dream,” published via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. “Overcoming” focuses on the ever-changing hardships …

Photo by Taylor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor When the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs began, the Nashville Predators found themselves in a tough spot. Not only were they the eighth seed in the western conference, but they were also the last of the 16 teams that qualified for the postseason. Add in the fact that they had …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor With an acclaimed title like Music City, U.S.A., Middle Tennessee attracts thousands of aspiring musicians on the daily, some great and some not-so-good. But every now and then, a diamond arises from the rough. Marisa McKaye, a 12-year-old local to Franklin, recently represented what it means to be …

Photo courtesy of Stephen Leon Alligood Stephen Leon Alligood, an MTSU professor and former reporter for The Tennessean, will be inducted, along with three other journalists, into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame during its fifth annual ceremony. TJHOF is an independently operated organization that has partnered with MTSU to recognize outstanding individuals in the …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Not many 18-year-olds have the bragging rights English songwriter Declan McKenna has. He played Glastonbury this summer, having won the festival’s Emerging Talent Competition the previous year. He played at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, and his hit single “Brazil” reached number 16 on Billboard’s alternative songs …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU’s public eclipse-viewing event, The Great Tennessee Eclipse at MTSU, has been designated as one of the official NASA viewing sites in Tennessee. The Aug. 21 event, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, is now one of the six official …