Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor The Murfreesboro City Council approved the purchase of the almost 12 acres of land that includes the Oakland Park wetlands for $300,000 after a unanimous vote. The vote occurred during the council’s Thursday meeting and was proceeded by a few words by Mayor Shane McFarland. “We are not …

Photo courtesy of Leslie Merritt The MTSU College Panhellenic Council recently received the National Panhellenic Conference College Panhellenic Achievement Award, which is an honor that was earned by 42 colleges across the country for the 2016-17 year. According to┬áDirector of Fraternity and Sorority Life Leslie Merritt, the council, which serves as the governing body for …

Photos by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor The world’s largest touring “Big Top” tent, which will bring thousands of spectators to the Music City in August, has been raised in Nashville next to Briley Parkway. The tent, which is 125 feet tall and covers 58,397 square feet, will house the Montreal-based show, Cavalia’s “Odysseo,” from …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor The Murfreesboro City Council is considering the purchase of the 11.6 acres that include the Oaklands Park wetlands after the developer, who previously was planning to build 91 townhomes on the property, decided to no longer pursue the property. The family that currently owns the property accepted the …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor The Murfreesboro Police Department has increased traffic enforcement and are encouraging safer driving practices this week, according to an MPD press release. The release states that the harsher enforcement of speeding and traffic violations is a part of the “Operation Southern Shield” initiative. Operation Southern Shield began Monday …

Photo Courtesy of the National Weather Service One of the most grueling heat waves of the summer hit Middle Tennessee Wednesday and will last through the weekend. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist Mark Rose, Middle Tennessee residents can expect daily temperature highs in the mid-’90s until Saturday. Heat index values, which are …