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Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County school resource officer was charged with public intoxication and arrested Wednesday by the Murfreesboro Police, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office press release. Daniel Thomas, an SRO at Holloway High School, was placed on administrative leave after the arrest, and the sheriff’s office is …

Photo courtesy of Win McNamee / Getty Images Few current issues weigh as heavily on the minds of Americans as last week’s Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford that have rattled Washington D.C. These allegations have reignited a national debate on issues surrounding sexual violence, political …

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 …