Photo courtesy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Sheriff’s Cpl. Michael Rodgers of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office presented  Dispatcher Ashley Arrington with the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s “Saved by the Belt” Award Tuesday after she survived a potentially fatal car crash. Arrington, a dispatcher at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, was …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines MTSU announced a significant increase in the value and scope of the university’s Presidential Scholarship Tuesday, according to a press release. The enhancement of scholarship funds will more than double the amount awarded to certain incoming freshmen next fall. MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced the scholarship boost on …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center deputy was fired after being arrested for domestic assault Saturday night, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office press release. The release states that Michael Dandre Brooks, 23, of Readyville, Tennessee, was charged with domestic assault of his former girlfriend. Brooks allegedly made …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County Schools teacher and five others have been charged with felony conspiracy to introduce drugs into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in September, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office press release confirmed Thursday. Shelley Gurda, 50, a kindergarten teacher at Stewartsboro Elementary School; Thomas Gurda Jr, 23, an …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson testified in front of a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to provide expertise on First Amendment rights and issues on college campuses. While the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, has considered taking action to prevent censorship …

Photo by Greg French / MTSU Sidelines Archive While Saturday’s “blackout” football game at Floyd Stadium will predominately feature one color, MTSU Athletics and other campus organizations will be making a statement against gender-based violence with small, teal ribbons. During the game, representatives from MTSU’s Student Government Association and MTSU Athletics will be passing out …