Posts in category

News

Local and state news from Sidelines staff and other sources


A plan to offer free tuition to all Tennessee high school graduates has some higher-education institutions looking to hire more faculty. Gov. Bill Haslam announced the initiative as a way to help boost the number of Tennesseans with two- or four-year degrees to 55 percent, up from 33 percent now. The Daily News Journal reports …

Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state’s Common Core standards. The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state’s K-12 public schools. Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman …

Chili’s restaurant on Broad Street will donate 10 percent of its sales on Tuesday, November 18,  to Raiders’ Closet for the second year. The restaurant conducted a similar fundraiser last month. It will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. next Tuesday and is valid for all food and non-alcoholic drinks. Raiders’ Closet, …

A student reported that a man had attempted to rob her on Thursday night near the Stark Agriculture Building, according to a timely warning released by campus police. The warning was released at 9:03 p.m. and said the robbery had occurred “earlier in the evening.” The victim described the attacker as a black man wearing a …

Early Monday morning, Murfreesboro Police responded to a call about an aggravated robbery involving a Jimmy John’s driver at Raiders Ridge apartments on Wenlon Drive where three suspects were later arrested, according to a police report. Christopher Woods, 21, and Dominic Roberts, 19, were charged with aggravated robber. Westin Brantley, 20, was charged with conspiracy for …

Preachers from Evangelist church Pinpoint Ministries were the brunt of jeers and rude gestures as they spoke from behind a police barricade on the Student Union Commons Tuesday afternoon. Luke Schloemer, 19, a freshman Mass Communications major, pulled down his pants and exposed his buttocks to the preachers and knocked over a barricade, according to a …