Photos and story by John Lane / Contributing Writer On Sunday night, MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts sponsored the community event, “Joys of the Season,” a holiday-themed art showcase held at Tucker Theatre. Now in its fourth year, performances ranged from scenes from “The Nutcracker” and music performed by student chorales and ensembles to a reading …

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 …

Photo by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines  With the unofficial vote count in from Tuesday’s midterm elections, Rutherford County Election Commission data shows that 99,602 people voted in Rutherford County, which is an approximate 20 percent increase from the 2014 midterm election total voter turnout. In 2014, there were only 57,631 votes cast in the …

Photo by Angele Latham  / MTSU Sidelines  Graphs courtesy of Dr. Ken Blake The midterm elections come to a close Tuesday, with Senate and gubernatorial races being decided in Tennessee. For live results throughout the night, view the graphs below. To contact News Editor Caleb Revill, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, …

Photo courtesy of WGNS Angie Walker, an MTSU adjunct professor of psychology and wife of WGNS Radio station president Scott Walker, died early Tuesday morning in a storm in Christiana, Tennessee, according to a report by WGNS. Angie Walker, who was also an MTSU alumna, was just 10 days from her 42nd birthday. According to the …