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Photos by Steve Barnum / Reporter The sun was shining over the strawberry field of Batey Farms in Murfreesboro as people were enjoying the experience of plucking their own ripe strawberries straight off the plant. Katherine Whitt, co-owner of Batey Farms, said that if you’ve never picked your own strawberries before, it’s an experience. “(People) …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Story by Amanda Greer / Contributing Writer According to a 2015 study conducted by Georgetown University, almost 70 percent of all college students hold a part-time or full-time job while attending school. This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. But what might throw you for a loop are the …

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Hammond Story by Carley Olejniczak / Contributing Writer Thomas Hammond said goodnight to his friends and zipped up his tent. He undressed, tucked Sam in for bed and settled down for the night. He listened to the sound of rain pattering against the outside of his tent, just as it had …

Photo Courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University Story by Tim Jenkins / Staff Writer “I’m pretty sure everybody’s lost at this point. They’re still trying to figure out what they’re trying to do,” said Zakk Sengaroun, who will be graduating with a degree in microbiology in May. For many college students, graduation is the beginning …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Story by Timirra Gaither / Contributing Writer From tests to papers to having a full-time job, students have a lot on their plates while attending college. Planning a dream wedding at the same time might seem impossible to some, but many students are taking on this challenge every day. “It’s been …

Photo and Story by Shorin Estell / Staff Writer Watauga County just might be the craziest place in Tennessee you’ve never heard of. For instance, in March 2015, Roscoe and Kimberly Turin faced drug charges after police found unprescribed hydrocodone pills during a raid by the Watauga County Animal Patrol, which suspected the Turins were …