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MTSU’s General Education Re-Design committee will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Tom H. Jackson building on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. to discuss ideas for curriculum improvement. Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk, general education director and history professor at MTSU, will be hosting the town hall meeting, including a presentation and a Q&A …

MTSU announced Friday morning that Ben Gonzales, a psychology student at MTSU, passed away on October 26, 2019. Gonzales, a fitness enthusiast from Saudi Arabia, was set to graduate in December. A statement on MTSU’s facebook page sannounced that flags will be flown at half-staff all day Friday in memory of him. No further details …

Story by Enrique A. Geronimo, Gracie Martin and Hayden Schimborski/ Contributing Writers   Oct. 29, 1929. Black Tuesday. Ninety years ago today the nation’s stock market dissolved into a frenzy of panic selling, causing a drastic decline in stock values. Men went to bed on the 28th as millionaires and before the next day was …

The infamous “Baby Trump” balloon, which made its first appearance in London in July of 2018, will be making its first southern appearance of the 2020 election cycle in Nashville Friday morning. The 20 ft balloon will be flying over Music City Center around 8 a.m. as part of the lead up to the fifth …

Photo courtesy of the The Murfreesboro Post The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Swift Water Rescue team and the Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue successfully rescued a father and daughter who were stranded on the Stones River on Sunday, according to an official release from the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department. FATHER-DAUGHTER RESCUED pic.twitter.com/gCDNJY6rSU — MBoroFireRescue …

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Metro Public Health Department announced Thursday the first electronic-cigarette related death in the state, after a Nashville man suffered a serious respiratory disease associated with vaping devices and later died. MPHD officials are working with the TDH to investigate the man’s death, and no additional information has been …