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Photo and story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer On Thursday, the Murfreesboro City Council held a meeting at City Hall to discuss the strategies involved in hiring a new city manager. Since former City Manager Rob Lyons’ resignation back in December, the seat has remained open. City Councilman Rick LaLance, Kirt Wade, Eddie Smotherman and Bill …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Contributions by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor  Marine special operations forces from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a training exercise at the Sinking Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility on Blanton Drive in Murfreesboro Wednesday night. A City of Murfreesboro Government Facebook post notified residents that the training was …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, Rep. John DeBerry introduced a controversial bill that proposed a ban on fraternities and sororities on Tennessee campuses. Since the bill’s introduction, DeBerry has said that the legislation was misunderstood and that the ban was simply the “start of a conversation.” MTSU Greek …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Archive Murfreesboro Police Officer Jason McGriff was fired by Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen on Wednesday due to McGriff’s actions during a fatal highway crash in 2017. According to an MPD press release, the termination followed the review of “facts and circumstances” related to the crash, which took …

Photos and story by Daniel-Shaw Remeta / Contributing Writer Oaklands Mansion is displaying an exhibit, entitled “Wedding Dresses through the Decades,” from Jan. 20 until March 4. Featuring over 50 gowns from the past 100 years, the exhibit displays fashion history, women’s history, cultural history and history of the Murfreesboro community. “Back in the 1800s, …

Video by Nigel Shelly / Contributing Writer Photos and story by Bailey Wilson / Contributing Writer  Murfreesboro Loves, a local unity organization, hosted the “DACA Dreamers Rally” on the Murfreesboro Public Square on Saturday. The rally was held in support of the men and women that are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, …