Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines As the new year begins to pick up pace, the federal government remains in a partial shutdown as the standoff between Democrats and the president continues into its 22nd day. The shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, 2018, could last “months or even years,” according to a statement …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice An ongoing lawsuit between Rutherford County business owners and multiple city officials regarding the February 2018 “Operation Candy Crush” sting is causing quite a stir – most recently because of an added accusation: The defendants say that authorities targeted the local businesses because of the owners’ Egyptian heritage. The sting, …

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking for any information regarding the identity of a driver who hit and killed a woman on Interstate 24 in Smyrna Saturday morning. THP received a tip around 10:30 a.m. Saturday of a deceased female lying in a ditch on the side of the interstate. The incident is being investigated …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Story by Rayyan Ahmed / Contributing Writer MTSU will be making noise again at the upcoming 61st annual Grammy Awards, this time with seven university-connected people contributing to rap, Americana, country and gospel projects. This group includes a recent graduate who was still a student when nominated as a part …

A shooting and car crash in Murfreesboro Wednesday night sent one man to the hospital, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Central Valley Road. The victim was treated by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries and then taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. The Tennessee Highway Patrol are …

Photo courtesy of Andy Heidt / MTSU News A landmark partnership was formed Monday when officials from Middle Tennessee State University and China’s Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine met in the President’s Conference Room at the Cope Administration Center. The meeting, which was headed by MTSU Provost Mark Byrnes and Guangxi representative Jiagang Deng, culminated …