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Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Police An investigation is underway into the late Tuesday night vandalism of a Confederate statue on Murfreesboro’s public square. The statue, which serves as a memorial for Confederate solders who died in battles around Rutherford County, is located on the square next to the old courthouse. The words “murderer,” “coward” and …

In a repetition of history, Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of stalking Wednesday afternoon, involving a former MTSU student and an unidentified suspect. The victim, a former student who was last enrolled at MTSU in the fall, told officers that while she was sitting in her car on her lunch break at Kroger she …

Photos by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines National Women’s History Month kicked off to a great start Tuesday evening during the Opening Ceremony in the Student Union Ballroom, thanks to the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff and the community. The ceremony featured extraordinary live music, performed in honor of Aretha Franklin, who is featured on …

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detectives are actively investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night near Walter Hill in Rutherford County, according to a press release. The release states that the office is unable to disclose any further information at this time. To contact News Editor Angele Latham, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines On Monday, March 4, Gov. Bill Lee presented his State of the State address, in which he outlined his priorities for his time in office and the proposed 2019-20 budget. Following the speech, MTSU President Sidney McPhee released an analysis of the budget in regards to how Lee’s …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of a domestic shooting and stabbing Thursday night at a home in Murfreesboro, according to an official press release. Police arrived at the home on Crystal Bear Trail at 11:31 p.m. where they found two people injured: one shot and one stabbed. Both were transported to separate hospitals for …