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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, …

Photo courtesy Rivers Dental Care Facebook Murfreesboro residents will have an opportunity to receive free dental work and services on June 15 at Rivers Dental Care. The staff at Rivers Dental Care will provide free dental care to those who have no dental insurance as a part of Free Dentistry Day. Around 108 million Americans …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Middle Tennessee State University and its primary research partner in China agreed to create a joint ginseng institute. The institute will study, develop and promote Tennessee-gown herbal products that will be sold in Asia. MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Director of Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants Miao Jianhua signed the …