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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 …

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 …