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Photo courtesy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Sheriff’s Cpl. Michael Rodgers of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office presented  Dispatcher Ashley Arrington with the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s “Saved by the Belt” Award Tuesday after she survived a potentially fatal car crash. Arrington, a dispatcher at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, was …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines MTSU announced a significant increase in the value and scope of the university’s Presidential Scholarship Tuesday, according to a press release. The enhancement of scholarship funds will more than double the amount awarded to certain incoming freshmen next fall. MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced the scholarship boost on …

Graphic by Carlee Francis / MTSU Sidelines  With the midterm elections less than two months away, the question on the minds of many voting activists is this: How do we get Tennesseans to vote? What’s been done in the past just doesn’t seem to be cutting it. Tennessee ranked 49th in the nation in voter …

Photo courtesy of myguysmoving / Flickr  Story by Ghaliah Almuyidi / Contributing Writer Home prices across the state of Tennessee continued to rise in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center. Tennessee home prices increased 8 percent year-over-year, BERC Director Murat Arik noted …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines  Story by Ghaliah Almuyidi / Contributing Writer Contributions by Ken Blake / MTSU Associate Professor of Journalism  Three wealthy Middle Tennessee zip codes have supplied nearly one-third of all the cash that individual donors have given to the two candidates vying for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat, an …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson testified in front of a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to provide expertise on First Amendment rights and issues on college campuses. While the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, has considered taking action to prevent censorship …