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Photos by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Story by Krystal Loritts / Contributing Writer Contributions by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Fireworks, food trucks and inflatables were among the many forms of entertainment at Murfreesboro’s “Celebration Under the Stars,” the annual 4th of July bash held in McKnight Park Tuesday night. Guests flooded the park …

Photo courtesy of Raymond White Photography Story by Rachael Anne Keisling / Contributing Writer Although Chanekka Pullens currently works as an assistant manager in the retail industry, it’s her talent of putting thought on paper that truly allows her to stand out from others. To date, the 2015 MTSU graduate has written two books with …

Photo by Barbara Harmon / Contributing Writer Video by Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor and Barbara Harmon / Contributing Writer Harold Baldwin is recognized for launching the photography program at Middle Tennessee State University. He first came to the university as an industrial arts professor, but when the university’s president proposed another offer, Baldwin …

Photo by Emily Austin / Sidelines Archive  Story by Breshaun Oglesby / Contributing Writer and Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Throughout the 2016 fall semester, 19-year-old marketing major Raymond Alexcee gained over 35 pounds. “I ate a lot and drank a lot of protein shakes, but I didn’t work out nearly enough to turn …

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 …