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State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, is criticizing radio ads targeting fellow Republicans for failing to condemn the plan. Casada said Friday that the Tennessee chapter of the conservative Americans for Prosperity is engaging in “dishonest scare tactics” …

The MTSU Music Department released their spring 2015 concert schedule. Unless otherwise specified, the concerts and events will be free and take place in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus. This semester’s schedule promises performances of opera, woodwinds and brass as well as other forms of music by students, …

The city of Murfreesboro will conduct a public meeting on Jan. 27 near MTSU’s campus to gather input from the community as part of the “Murfreesboro 2035” comprehensive plan. Murfreesboro 2035 is a community-wide process to plan for the next 20 years of growth and development. The final results of the two-year planning process will …

Work concludes on the Cope Administration Building in time for the spring semester and draws a 10-month project to repair and renovate the 51-year-old structure to a close. According to Patti Miller, assistant vice president and university architect, several administrative offices in Cope have been moved and renovated. Additionally, Cope’s restrooms, lighting, plumbing, security and …

MTSU has hired Patricia “Pat” Branam as its new director of development in order to strengthen its successful fundraising efforts. Branam, who assumed her new role on Jan. 5, served previously as Associate Vice Chancellor and Interim Vice Chancellor at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and as a Constituent Development Officer and Assistant Dean at the University …

Wednesday, Jan. 21 8 p.m. Gregory Alan Isakov @ 3rd & Lindsley Nathaniel Rateliff @ 3rd & Lindsley Ryan Coleman’s Writers Night @ Aura Lounge/Level III Thursday, Jan. 22 9 p.m. Palaver Records @ fooBAR Zulu Wave @ The Boro Friday, Jan. 23 7 p.m. Matthew Snare @ Hotel Preston 8 p.m. Laced With Aresnic …