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Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Story by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor and Caleb Revill / Assistant News Editor The Tennessee Press Association hosted a gubernatorial candidate forum in which political candidates running for the 2018 state governor’s seat discussed their views and objectives for office at the Nashville Public Library on Thursday. …

Photo courtesy of Nashville Scene Story by Rachael Keisling / Contributing Writer Megan Barry, the mayor of Nashville, admitted to having an extramarital affair with Metro Police Sgt. Robert Forrest Jr, who was in charge of Barry’s security detail, on Wednesday. According to reports by The Tennessean, Barry announced the affair after inquiries were made …

Photo courtesy of TN.gov Story by Michael Aldrich / Contributing Writer  Gov. Bill Haslam delivered his final State of the State address on Monday night, touting his administration’s record on job creation, education, the proposal of state funding to address the opioid crisis and lobbying to raise teachers’ salaries for a third straight year. The …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University researchers have received a grant of $148,000 for research into ginseng growing methods for Tennessee farmers. The Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research, a university research program, has been working on research to reduce the growth time of ginseng, …

Photo courtesy of Army News Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Huber was sitting next to his wife on Sept. 19, 2017, when the pain struck his chest. He was attending a fundraising event, hosted by Charlie and Hazel Daniels, for which the MTSU Military and Veterans Center on campus is named. In fact, the retired general, …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Archive Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steven Dickerson, two Tennessee Republicans, introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for the legalization of medical marijuana in the state. Specifically, the bill would only allow for the legalization of oil-based and manufactured products and would not authorize the sale of …