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Photo by Steve Barnum / MTSU Sidelines Archive The May 1 Rutherford County primaries are over, and with 28 out of 28 precincts reporting, the results have been released by the Rutherford County Election Commission. The primary polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The general election will be held on Aug. 2, and the last …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines 2018 U.S. Senate candidate and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen traveled to Murfreesboro Tuesday and explained to Sidelines the ways that he hopes to improve the nation and Tennessee. The former governor also served as the mayor of Nashville in the late ’90s and announced in December 2017 …

Photo courtesy of Christy Frink / Flickr Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen currently holds a 10 percentage-point lead over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn among state voters in the contest for Sen. Bob Corker’s seat, according to a new MTSU poll. Additionally, the poll shows that the favorite of the 2018 gubernatorial race candidates is too …

Photo and story by William Green / Contributing Writer  A local criminal defense lawyer instructed a group of students on the ins and outs of police searches and their constitutional rights in those situations Monday in the Student Union Building as a part of a three-week lecture series. Attorney W. Scott Kimberly gave the talk …

Video by Nigel Shelly / Contributing Videographer Photo and story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Students came to the Tunnel of Oppression, which was set up in the Tom Jackson Building Wednesday, in order to learn more about topics of discrimination and oppression in various communities. The set up included black drapery all around …

Photos and story by Taylor Blanch / Contributing Writer Tennessee Congressional Candidate Mariah Phillips hosted a poster-making party, in which Murfreesboro residents gathered to create posters and signs for the March For Our Lives Nashville protest, Thursday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. On February 14, Nikolas Cruz opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas …