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Photos courtesy of Murfreesboro Police Department Two vehicles crashed Sunday at approximately 12:15 p.m. on South Church Street at the Joe B. Jackson Parkway intersection, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. A 1989 Ford Ranger truck was traveling northbound on South Church Street when it ran through a red light, hitting a 2013 Toyota Sienna …

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Carter Story by Lauren Hennessee / Contributing Writer When it came to searching for a job after graduation, Daniel Carter considered what he valued most, and surprisingly, it wasn’t salary. Carter, a 23-year-old native of Rock Island, Tennessee, recently graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Agriculture and Business Management. …

Photo courtesy Rutherford County Schools Story by Shanna Love / Contributing Writer The Rutherford County Board of Education held a special meeting on the topic of school safety Monday night at Blackman High School. Local officials, parents, police officers and educators gathered in the auditorium of the school to discuss future safety plans for the …

Photo courtesy of MTSU CHP The Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation has helped with history projects all across Tennessee and is now accepting applications for local history projects. In East Tennessee, the CHP is working with Knox Heritage and West View Community Action Group to make interpretive materials for three African-American cemeteries. …

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Department of Education Rutherford County School Board Director Don Odom requested that the school board approve a motion to nullify TNReady test scores for 2018, according to a statement by Rutherford County Schools Communications and Community Relations Coordinator James Evans. This comes after many students from counties across the state were …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department A portion of the Stones River Greenway will be closed starting Monday due to the Highway 99 widening project. The trail will be closed from the Cason Trailhead to just past the Highway 99 overpass. Greenway users can still access the trail and park at the Cason …