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1st Lt. William “Blake” Pickel, an MTSU ROTC alumnus, active duty soldier, combat veteran and Cleveland, Tennessee native, passed away Sunday at Fort Rucker, Alabama, after “symptoms during a training event,” according to a press release from Fort Rucker’s Public Affairs Office. Fort Rucker officials were alerted around 8:30 p.m. that Pickel had been transported …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Two leaders on the MTSU football team were honored Monday morning with selections to the Preseason All-CUSA Team. Khalil Brooks and Reed Blankenship played key roles in last year’s eight-win season with featured appearances in the Conference USA Championship Game and a bowl game in New Orleans. Brooks tallied 68 tackles, …

Photos and story by Alaina Staggs Photos by Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association The 2019 Tennessee Junior Beef Expo was held on July 10 – 12 inside the Tennessee Livestock Center at MTSU. The three-day event allows youth ranging from grades 4 to 12 that are involved in either Tennessee 4-H or the Tennessee FFA Association …

Photos courtesy of MTSU News and MT Dining It’s been a busy week for MTSU, particularly in regards to student food venues on campus. Two major changes have been announced: one, the re-naming and dedication of the Cyber Café as the Chris Young Café (by none other than Chris Young himself), and second, the announcing …

Originally published in the Hickman County Times by the same author Starting July 1, 2019, it will be illegal for Tennesseans to use their cellphones while driving, thanks to new law Public Chapter No. 412. Dubbed the “Hands Free Law,” which was passed 53-38, with four present and not voting, this law comes on the …

The MTSU Board of Trustees met on Tuesday at 1 p.m. to discuss and approve the actions of its committees at the Miller Education Center. Among the topics discussed was the 2.37% tuition and fees increase for students taking 15 hours or more. This issue was brought up for public comment from May 30 to …