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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 …

Photo courtesy of the Tribune-Star Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, a former prisoner of Auschwitz and an advocate for forgiveness, passed away peacefully Thursday during a trip to the Holocaust site. She was 85 years old. Kor, born in Port, Romania, was the founder of the Candles Museum …

MTSU Associate Athletic Communications Director Tony Stinnett was arrested Saturday for drug possession. Stinnett, 52, was arrested in Woodbury, Tennessee, after he was found with 14.2 grams of marijuana packaged and intended for delivery, according to the Woodbury Police Department.  He now faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell …

Murfreesboro fire investigators are now investigating an SUV fire at University Commons that appears to have been intentionally set. The fire started in the vehicle early Monday morning and spread to the apartment complex. According to the City of Murfreesboro website, crews were dispatched to the location just before 2:30 a.m. They arrived to find …

Photo courtesy of Facebook Veteran and MTSU senior Sylvester McCaulley III passed away in a car accident on June 12, 2019. McCaulley, known as “Sly” in class and on the radio, was a journalism student at MTSU and a disc jockey with WMTS student radio. He was also a veteran of the Marine Corp. The …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News A recent MTSU graduate added his name to the short list of interns to ever create a bill that passed through both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly. Dalton Slatton, a political science major with a concentration in pre-law who graduated from MTSU in May 2019, was an intern under …