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Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen held a round-table discussion with local faith leaders at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro to discuss the topic of illegal immigration on Monday. The sometimes conflicting views on “humanizing” larger issues, illegal immigration and hopes for bipartisan solutions were all discussed. Dan …

This article was updated at 9:25 p.m. on July 29, 2018, to clarify details regarding the Aim Higher Act. Photo courtesy of Education and the Workforce Committee Democrats Story by Sarah Dixon-Morgan / Contributing Writer With goals to make college more accessible and affordable to a larger number of students, the Aim Higher Act was revealed …

Photos and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines Hundreds of vendors traveled from all over in hopes of showing off and selling their one-of-a-kind antiques at the 51st annual Murfreesboro Antique show held in the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Friday. Started by the Antique Dealers Association of Rutherford County, current show owner Betty …

Murfreesboro police officers responded to a fatal motorcycle crash at the intersection of West Clark Boulevard, Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Lascassas Highway Thursday night, according to a fatality crash report from the Murfreesboro Police Department. Terry E. Elder, 61, of Murfreesboro was driving a Suzuki motorcycle west on Middle Tennessee Boulevard while a Ford Mustang …

Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor MTSU President Sidney McPhee renewed an academic partnership with Ningbo University in China on Friday, according to a press release by MTSU. This partnership allows for Chinese actuarial science students to stay on MTSU’s campus and finish their degrees. It also extends …

Photo and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines The Murfreesboro City Council discussed the heightening of City Hall security, streamlining departments and more topics during a meeting at City Hall on Thursday. The City Council hopes to improve multiple aspects in the Murfreesboro community, with the managerial and administrative sides of things being their …