Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing writer As COVID-19 continues to spread in the state of Tennessee as well as Rutherford County, Murfreesboro Mayor declared a local State of Emergency Saturday that will be effective starting Monday. Mayor Shane McFarland issued the order to gain access to special emergency power from the Tennessee state government. …

Photos by Makayla Boling | Assistant Lifestyles editor Story by Savannah Meade | News editor and Brandon Black | Lifestyles editor Across Tennessee, hundreds of residents went to their local voting locations Tuesday to vote in the presidential primary. Following the deadly storms, many locations in Nashville stayed open as late as 10 p.m., but …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sherrif’s Department Kelsey Ketron, daughter of Rutherford County Mayor, Bill Ketron, has been indicted on over 70 charges relating to fraud as an employee of Universal International Insurance according to Murfreesboro police department. Police said Ketron was served with charges Monday evening at her home in Murfreesboro and taken to …

Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry MTSU representatives presented Charlie Daniels with an MTSU Blue Raiders football helmet during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday evening. Tonight, @CharlieDaniels was honored for his contributions to the @MTVetCenter, which helps veterans pursue their college and career goals. Thanks for all you do and congratulations, …

MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education (F.I.R.E.) hosted a William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Leadership lecture on Tuesday in the Student Union. The speaker was the co-founder of DNA Doe and founder of Identifinders International Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick to talk about forensic genealogy and the positive identification of the “Buckskin Girl.”  The …

Photo and story by Toriana Williams The family and friends of homicide victim Terrell Ray gathered to remember his life on Sunday evening at Oaklands Park. Underneath the park pavilion, white shirts that demanded #Justice4Tee were worn and the service was opened with prayer and song. As a photo of Ray stood above him on …