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Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines  Story by Ghaliah Almuyidi / Contributing Writer Contributions by Ken Blake / MTSU Associate Professor of Journalism  Three wealthy Middle Tennessee zip codes have supplied nearly one-third of all the cash that individual donors have given to the two candidates vying for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat, an …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson testified in front of a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to provide expertise on First Amendment rights and issues on college campuses. While the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, has considered taking action to prevent censorship …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines U.S. Senate candidates Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn engaged in a heated battle of diverging ideologies where they disputed policy and their positions on key national issues during their first debate at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, Tuesday night. Since the debate, many news organizations have noted the …

Photos and story by Carla Hicks / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro community gathered at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic for the 25th annual Rutherford Heart Walk on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to bring people together to raise money and spread awareness for heart disease and stroke. The event featured music, painting, games, inspirational words …

A 17-year-old Murfreesboro student was arrested and charged with two felony counts of making false reports Thursday after publishing threatening posts on social media. An Instagram post surfaced Thursday afternoon and threatened to “kill these people at Riverdale High School.” The post specified that the crime would occur at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The author …

Video by Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief and Caleb Revill / News Editor U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn traveled to MTSU Wednesday to speak with Sidelines about the issues she hopes to address if elected. Blackburn, a Republican, has served as the U.S. representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district since 2003. Last year, she announced her …