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A 17-year-old Murfreesboro student was arrested and charged with two felony counts of making false reports Thursday after publishing threatening posts on social media. An Instagram post surfaced Thursday afternoon and threatened to “kill these people at Riverdale High School.” The post specified that the crime would occur at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The author …

Video by Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief and Caleb Revill / News Editor U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn traveled to MTSU Wednesday to speak with Sidelines about the issues she hopes to address if elected. Blackburn, a Republican, has served as the U.S. representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district since 2003. Last year, she announced her …

Photos and story by Sarah Dixon-Morgan / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro artists gathered at Old Fort Park for the Greenway Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to display and sell original artwork for the community. Some of the features of the event were live music, food, dancing, face painting and …

Photo by Sarah Taylor / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Ariel Reiter / Contributing Writer Volunteers are needed for the Stream and Greenway Cleanup on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Stones River Battlefield and McFadden Farm in Murfreesboro. The cleanup is part of an effort to help preserve and keep Rutherford County …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Ashley Perham / Contributing Writer The American Heart Association will be hosting its annual Rutherford Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Greenway to raise money and promote awareness for healthy hearts.  There is no cost to participate in the three-mile-long …

Photos and story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer MTSU was one of the sponsors for the last “Friday Night Live” concert of the year on the Murfreesboro Public Square Friday, allowing for the event to be considered a Connection Point and the university to be represented heavily in downtown Murfreesboro. Friday Night Live is an …