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Photo courtesy of Bill Lee / Facebook  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican businessman and political newcomer Bill Lee will become Tennessee’s next governor, replacing outgoing GOP Gov. Bill Haslam. Lee won Tuesday’s election against former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Lee is chairman of a Franklin mechanical contracting, facilities and home services company. His positive …

Photo by Angele Latham  / MTSU Sidelines  Graphs courtesy of Dr. Ken Blake The midterm elections come to a close Tuesday, with Senate and gubernatorial races being decided in Tennessee. For live results throughout the night, view the graphs below. To contact News Editor Caleb Revill, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, …

Photo courtesy of WGNS Angie Walker, an MTSU adjunct professor of psychology and wife of WGNS Radio station president Scott Walker, died early Tuesday morning in a storm in Christiana, Tennessee, according to a report by WGNS. Angie Walker, who was also an MTSU alumna, was just 10 days from her 42nd birthday. According to the …

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer My heart was racing, forcing the blood through my body with an insistent, pounding drum beat that only got faster and faster and faster still. Adrenaline coursed through me, causing the palm of one hand to become sweaty against the grip of the gun on my …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Tennessee and Murfreesboro data shows that the state has a serious dilemma when it comes to elections: Young adults aren’t voting. According to data collected by bipartisan Tennessee voting study Project Register, one million Tennesseans who are 18 or older are not registered to vote, and 60 percent …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Police Murfreesboro Police have made an arrest in the suspicious package incident that caused the I-24 West ramp off of South Church Street to be closed off Tuesday morning. According to a MPD press release, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at 2029 South Church …