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Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Gang Unit and Special Operations Unit of the Murfreesboro Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment on North Tennessee Boulevard in response to narcotics being sold and gang activity on July 5, according to a police report from the Murfreesboro Police Department. Six people …

Photo and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines MTSU Police officers took part in a “Just and Fair Policing” training course at MTSU on Tuesday with the goal to build trust and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the community. The training was led by MTSU Police Sgt. Jason Hurley, who started the training by …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Doors of Hope is a nonprofit organization in Murfreesboro that helps men and women formerly convicted of nonviolent crimes reintegrate back into society as productive and self-sustaining individuals. The organization provides mentoring for people who are nearing their release from the Rutherford County Correctional facility, housing for those …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Central Magnet School student Jessica Bullock is participating in MTSU’s Project SEED program to gain hands-on experience and to jumpstart a career in biochemistry. Project SEED, or Summer Education Experience for the Economically Disadvantaged, is an effort sponsored by the American Chemical Society. It is designed to diversify laboratories and …

Photos and story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer Tennessee Hemp Supply, a hemp dispensary in Murfreesboro, is the first of its kind in Tennessee. The dispensary opened to the public on June 9 but held its “grand opening” event Saturday. The shop has already attracted much attention and has experienced large waves of people …

Photos by Connor Burnard / MTSU Sidelines  The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro, which is a nature museum and preserved wetlands area, held its annual “Secret Garden” fundraiser at the home of Christy Fancher near the Stones River Country Club on Friday evening. The event, which included a catered Italian dinner, drinks, music and a silent auction, …