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The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department website has been hacked. No further details are available at this time, but city officials are aware of the problem and are investigating. Viewers are urged to stay off the website. This is a developing story.  

Photo courtesy of KIC UnivAssist An investigation by Middle Tennessee State University’s Audit and Consulting Services and the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictment and arrest of former MTSU international recruiter Aryo Hasnugung, according to an official statement released July 30. According to the Comptroller’s statement, investigators found that Hasnugung, who traveled extensively …

Photo by Andrew Oppmann MTSU’s Department of Aerospace celebrated around 50 alumni at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Wednesday. The event allowed for MTSU aerospace alum to reconnect with faculty and learn about the department’s plans for the future of the program. Those in attendance ranged from pilots for the nation’s …

Photo by MTSU Sidelines Based on an article previously published in the Hickman County Times by the same author Tennessee has seen more white supremacist incidents from 2018 to present than any other state in the U.S., according to the Anti-Defamation League, one of the world’s leading anti-hate organizations. The data comes from the league’s …

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 …