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Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters in several dozen communities are deciding whether they want to buy wine where they purchase food. Seventy-eight municipalities collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on Tuesday’s ballot, according to the secretary of state’s office. Currently, wine can be …

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to grant Republican Lamar Alexander a third term in the U.S. Senate after what has been one of the more difficult campaigns in the former governor’s races over the past 40 years. Alexander faces Democrat Gordon Ball, …

(AP) — Tennessee election officials say voting seems to be going pretty smoothly across the state, but it’s still too early to tell what role the issues and the mild weather played in the turnout. Blake Fontenay, a spokesman for the Division of Elections, says state officials are not aware of any major problems with …

"Sidelines FM" airs weekly on WMTS 88.3 Murfreesboro. (FILE/WMTS)

On this week’s edition of Sidelines FM, we aimed to inspire our listeners to get out and vote on Election Day. We played tracks from John Lennon, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and more. Stream our playlist below via Spotify: “Sidelines FM” airs Monday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 88.3 WMTS Murfreesboro can …

A man stopped for reckless driving by Murfreesboro police on Saturday morning complained that his crack cocaine and marijuana had been stolen at gunpoint earlier in the night, according to a police report. George Lain Jr., 49, told police that he was at “the spot serving folks,” at the corner of University Street and Reid Avenue when …