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Photo and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines After receiving a $100,000 grant, the first standalone all-electronic library in the state of Tennessee opened its doors to the public on Aug. 1. Located on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School, the 6,000-square-foot Rutherford County Technology Engagement Center offers a variety of services to the …

Photo by Anthony Bukengolts / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rayyan Ahmed / Contributing Writer  Business owners met with U.S. Senate candidate and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen at Just Love Coffee and Eatery Thursday morning to discuss challenges that small businesses face. There was much to discuss as everyone around the table shared the journey of establishing their …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen held a round-table discussion with local faith leaders at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro to discuss the topic of illegal immigration on Monday. The sometimes conflicting views on “humanizing” larger issues, illegal immigration and hopes for bipartisan solutions were all discussed. Dan …

Photos and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines Hundreds of vendors traveled from all over in hopes of showing off and selling their one-of-a-kind antiques at the 51st annual Murfreesboro Antique show held in the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Friday. Started by the Antique Dealers Association of Rutherford County, current show owner Betty …

Photo and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines The Murfreesboro City Council discussed the heightening of City Hall security, streamlining departments and more topics during a meeting at City Hall on Thursday. The City Council hopes to improve multiple aspects in the Murfreesboro community, with the managerial and administrative sides of things being their …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook  Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detective Jason Mathis was placed on administrative leave during investigations internally and by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement sent by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Mathis had worked at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. Sidelines …