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MTSU formally welcomed Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber as senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives at a reception in the Tom H. Jackson Building on Thursday. President Sidney A. McPhee and Provost Brad Bartel led the reception for Huber, a recent retiree from the U.S. Army after almost 40 years of service. McPhee said Huber will examine …

Test results have confirmed another case of norovirus at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. The hotel, which had a norovirus outbreak last month, reported an increase in guests suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms, and Metro Public Health Department staff began interviewing guests Wednesday. Health department spokesman Brian Todd told The Tennessean that one stool sample tested …

MTSU will sponsor a Blue Raider Leadership Summit where students can learn how to help fill America’s leadership void. The summit, given the theme “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!”, is slated for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Student Union ballroom, and will feature NFL player and MTSU alumnus Phillip Tanner. Organizers …

Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend healthcare coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed during a special legislative session on Wednesday afternoon. The Senate Health Committee defeated the Republican governor’s Insure Tennessee plan on a 7-4 vote. The Tennessee General Assembly met early Wednesday afternoon to decide whether or not to approve Insure Tennessee, the Obamacare alternative proposed …

The fate of Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans could be decided on Wednesday. Senate Health Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe said the panel may vote on the measure then. He said the Insure Tennessee plan has five favorable votes and only needs one more to advance out of his …

Murfreesboro police responded to a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday when a complainant advised there was some vandalism in the pool room of the complex, according to a police report. When they arrived at the scene they made contact with the complex’s manager, Fredia Lott, who advised that someone had “burned the exterior doors of the …