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Local firemen will climb 110 flights of stairs this weekend to honor those who died in the September 11 attacks 13 years ago. During the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s fifth annual stair climb, 343 local firemen will climb the same number as those on duty during the attacks. The memorial is different than most because the participating firemen …

She can be found in her office checking emails and making phone calls. On Thursday nights she can be found with a gavel in her hand conducting SGA meetings and training freshman council. And don’t forget her classes, sorority obligations, philanthropic events and anything else that falls under one of her many positions at MTSU. …

The Rutherford County Judicial Building was evacuated due to a gas leak after a strong smell was reported in the building around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Rutherford County police received a call about building employees having minor symptoms after coming in contact with the mail. Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue,  Murfreesboro Police, Rutherford County …

The attorney for the family of Holly Bobo asked the media to respect the family’s “right to mourn privately” in a press conference at the Decatur County Detention Center in Decaturville, Tenn. Three years after Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student from Parsons, Tenn., disappeared, two men searching for ginseng found a skull Sunday afternoon six miles …

The human remains found in Holladay, Tennessee on Sunday have been determined to be the skull of Holly Bobo, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The skull was found by hunters digging for ginseng in the woods less than 10 miles from the home of Zachary Adams, who has been charged with Bobo’s murder. …

This year marks the second time two faculty members at MTSU got to take a group of students abroad to Israel to study “The Politics of Being Israel,” an upper division Political Science course. Karen Petersen, assistant dean of liberal arts, with her son, Dean Mark Byrnes, 6 undergraduates and one masters student went into …