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Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy Billy Spray was fired Tuesday for multiple violations of the standard operating procedures, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Spray has been a deputy in Judicial Services since April 2013. According to reports by the DNJ, he was first suspended without pay on Friday while the department was investigating …

Photo courtesy of City of Murfreesboro A Murfreesboro man was arrested Tuesday for intentionally spilling 20,000 gallons of oil from Volunteer Oil Services on Cannon Avenue, according to a City of Murfreesboro press release. At approximately 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Ladder 1, Rescue 9 and Battalion Chief Daryl Alexander and Battalion Chief Joe Bell of the Murfreesboro …

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer “Who are the most fearful people? (Those) with passports, or without?” These pointed words – met with a round of applause – came from none other than Rick Steves, an award-winning travel author, activist and television host as he spoke at the MTSU Student Union Ballroom …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Associated Press  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family attorney says Marvel giant Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at age 95.

Photos by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines   Nashville’s Kefauver Federal Building was the scene of a small but fervent protest Thursday night, as demonstrators gathered to publicly oppose what they believed to be President Donald Trump’s recent obstruction in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The protest was one of hundreds organized nationwide by the …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer On Wednesday, residents of Lyon Hall, a residence hall on MTSU’s campus, received an alert regarding a disturbing threat from an unknown source. A hallway bulletin board on the third floor of the building, originally displaying the simple phrase “Before I graduate…” …