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MTSU’s 2015 Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance Invitational Scramble Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, April 21 at Rockvale’s Champions Run Golf Course. The tournament raises money for scholarship to benefit students enrolled in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business’s insurance major. The scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievements, leadership skills and …

Nashville’s Metro Transit Authority is officially abandoning a $175 million bus rapid transit project that had attracted vocal opposition. The Tennessean newspaper reports that the panel’s CEO, Steve Bland, says that while the project known as the Amp will not move forward, strategic planning for dealing with Nashville’s rapid growth will get underway soon. Bland says …

Nashville, Tenn. (AP)– A two-day summit focused on fighting sexual assaults at college campuses is drawing about 400 officials from 76 schools across Tennessee. Media report the meeting begins Tuesday at Tennessee State University and will feature national experts who will ofer training on issues like defining consent, prevention and complying with changing federal laws. The …

A woman visiting an inmate at a privately run Tennessee prison says guards forced her to expose her genitals to prove she was menstruating when she tried to take a sanitary napkin into the facility, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe in the lawsuit filed in federal court …

Murfreesboro Police arrested seven individuals, two of them MTSU students, in a drug bust at University Ridge Apartments on Thursday afternoon. According to the police report, the arrests were made after police were notified by a neighbor of the smell of marijuana emitting from the window of Apartment 410, later identified as MTSU student Joshua …

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, students in Gracy Hall dormitory reported an individual with a gun walking nearby, as well as having heard at least one gunshot. Witnesses heard what they believed to be a gunshot moments after a Gracy hall resident and her guest reportedly saw a black male hold and cock a black handgun. …