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Local firemen will climb 110 flights of stairs this weekend to honor those who died in the September 11 attacks 13 years ago. During the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s fifth annual stair climb, 343 local firemen will climb the same number as those on duty during the attacks. The memorial is different than most because the participating firemen …

The Rutherford County Judicial Building was evacuated due to a gas leak after a strong smell was reported in the building around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Rutherford County police received a call about building employees having minor symptoms after coming in contact with the mail. Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue,  Murfreesboro Police, Rutherford County …

The attorney for the family of Holly Bobo asked the media to respect the family’s “right to mourn privately” in a press conference at the Decatur County Detention Center in Decaturville, Tenn. Three years after Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student from Parsons, Tenn., disappeared, two men searching for ginseng found a skull Sunday afternoon six miles …

Nearly 80,000 people will converge on Manchester, Tenn., this week for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.(Craig Sanders/MTSU Sidelines).

By Max Smith and Daniel Jansouzian Sidelines News Editors The city of Manchester  can expect its population to swell by a factor of eight this weekend as the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival returns to the Coffee County city for its 13th year. Eighty-thousand music fans are expected to converge from around the world …

By Noel Heath //Assistant A&E and Features Editor Just off the city square nestled between a tattoo parlor and a head shop coincidentally sits one of Murfreesboro’s most serene spaces. Inside, sunlight reflects off of transparent crystals and bright fabrics creating prisms of color around the space. Comforting blends of oils and the wax of …

By Bailey Robbins Feature Editor ‘Tis the season for love. Or rather, ‘tis the season for lacing up a pair of tennis shoes and running to a serene place far, far away from all the love letters, heart-themed teddy bears and sweet-nothing inspired giggles that Valentine’s Day manages to bring along. Though Murfreesboro — which …