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Photo and Story by Eric Goodwin / Contributing Writer Students at Northfield Elementary School had the opportunity Friday to harvest spinach they planted at one of the school’s raised garden beds as a part of the Murfreesboro City Schools “Farm to School” program, which began December 2014. Some students helped wash and prepare the food to …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor The homeless issue in the rest of the country is just as prevalent in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and a local organization believes that community intervention and the willingness to build relationships can go a long way. The Murfreesboro Cold Patrol is a homeless outreach organization founded in November 2014. …

Photo by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer Mary Soper of Murfreesboro has lived through an entire century. The 105-year-old was born on June 19, 1911, and she has more spunk than people half her age. It’s hard for most people to imagine living as long as she has. Soper has lived through both world wars, seen …

Photo Courtesy of Terry Huff Terry Huff, an MTSU alumnus, has been helping adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for 20 years. Recently, Huff released his book, “Living Well with ADHD,” which features the everyday trials of people living with ADHD and ways to overcome them. Through personal experiences since his own ADHD diagnosis in 1994, Huff’s work …

MTSU Solar Trash Compactor

Photo by Austin Lewis // Staff Photographer Brandon Lewis, MTSU senior and member of Students for Environmental Action, has implemented and successfully created a plan for installing two solar-powered trash compactors on campus. Lewis became involved in Students for Environmental Action during the fall of 2013. “I have always been environmentally conscious, so I ran …

Story by Joshua McCreery // Contributor Salvation Army is once again going to provide meals for those who cannot have a nice turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. With local volunteers to give assistance in dispensing food and preparing the set up, anyone who needs a meal for the holidays is welcome to come. Director of development …