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Although Hurricane Dorian continues to slam the east coast, the effects of the storm have already been astoundingly far reaching for many— even far enough to impact those at Middle Tennessee State University. In both an interview with Sidelines and an official release to the student body, MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced that he is …

Photos and story by Alaina Staggs / Contributing Writer Members of MTSU Professor Dr. Chaney Mosley’s freshman Intro to Agriculture course were welcomed to the School of Agriculture at MTSU by officers of various departmental clubs Wednesday morning for the annual Ag Club Day. Officers and representatives of clubs such as the Equestrian Team, Block …

The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department website has been hacked. No further details are available at this time, but city officials are aware of the problem and are investigating. Viewers are urged to stay off the website. This is a developing story.  

Photo courtesy of KIC UnivAssist An investigation by Middle Tennessee State University’s Audit and Consulting Services and the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictment and arrest of former MTSU international recruiter Aryo Hasnugung, according to an official statement released July 30. According to the Comptroller’s statement, investigators found that Hasnugung, who traveled extensively …

Photo by MTSU Sidelines Based on an article previously published in the Hickman County Times by the same author Tennessee has seen more white supremacist incidents from 2018 to present than any other state in the U.S., according to the Anti-Defamation League, one of the world’s leading anti-hate organizations. The data comes from the league’s …

Photos and story by Alaina Staggs Photos by Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association The 2019 Tennessee Junior Beef Expo was held on July 10 – 12 inside the Tennessee Livestock Center at MTSU. The three-day event allows youth ranging from grades 4 to 12 that are involved in either Tennessee 4-H or the Tennessee FFA Association …