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Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The tiny historic town of Bell Buckle hosted its 23rd annual RC-Moon Pie Festival Saturday, and it was just as one would imagine it: southern sweets, such as moon pies (of course), ice cream cones and snow cones were available at every corner. It was all accompanied …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Murfreesboro is among the twenty fastest-growing cities in the United States, so it comes as no surprise that new restaurants are starting to make it their new home. Both family-owned eateries and corporate chains are moving into the Murfreesboro community. Below are four recent Murfreesboro arrivals. Puckett’s Grocery (114 N Church St.) Puckett’s Grocery, which …

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 …