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Story by Jonathan Mattise / Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn won a grueling, expensive contest Tuesday to become the first female U.S. senator from Tennessee, keeping a key midterm seat under GOP control. The congresswoman defeated Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen by closely aligning her bid with President Donald …

Students and Murfreesboro residents line up outside the voting polls.

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU students and Murfreesboro residents flocked to the polls as the Nov. 6 Election Day got underway. With seemingly endless lines of people waiting to cast their ballots, there was hope for an influential voter turnout.  In an effort to encourage better student voter turnout, the MTSU …

Photo courtesy of Bill Lee / Facebook  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican businessman and political newcomer Bill Lee will become Tennessee’s next governor, replacing outgoing GOP Gov. Bill Haslam. Lee won Tuesday’s election against former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Lee is chairman of a Franklin mechanical contracting, facilities and home services company. His positive …

Photo by Angele Latham  / MTSU Sidelines  Graphs courtesy of Dr. Ken Blake The midterm elections come to a close Tuesday, with Senate and gubernatorial races being decided in Tennessee. For live results throughout the night, view the graphs below. To contact News Editor Caleb Revill, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, …

Photo courtesy of WGNS Angie Walker, an MTSU adjunct professor of psychology and wife of WGNS Radio station president Scott Walker, died early Tuesday morning in a storm in Christiana, Tennessee, according to a report by WGNS. Angie Walker, who was also an MTSU alumna, was just 10 days from her 42nd birthday. According to the …

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer My heart was racing, forcing the blood through my body with an insistent, pounding drum beat that only got faster and faster and faster still. Adrenaline coursed through me, causing the palm of one hand to become sweaty against the grip of the gun on my …