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Photo courtesy of MTSU News  MTSU rolled out the blue carpet to welcome Gov. Bill Lee to celebrate MTSU’s ready-to-work programs and the partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software on Wednesday in the Miller Education Center. Also in attendance were MTSU Board of Trustees members, community members, local politicians and a group of MTSU mechatronics …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines MTSU’s Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street and recommended three new master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences and public health. Near the start of the meeting, the board took public comment from Scott and Michelle …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer The Religious Studies Association and the Muslim Students Association co-hosted a screening of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s “Redneck Muslim” documentary in the Paul W. Martin Honors Building Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The short film was followed by a Q&A session with Imam Shane Atkinson, the subject …

Photo courtesy of TAC In a culture saturated by stories of superheroes and vigilantes saving the world from evil government officials and shady corporations, a small group of Tennesseans have taken the stories to the real world – albeit in a much more legal way, and with considerably less acrobatics. Meet the Tennesseans Against Corruption, …

A Murfreesboro man was been arrested early Sunday morning in connection to the death of his wife. According to the official press release, Murfreesboro Police responded to a domestic situation at 2:55 a.m. at 417 Sunset Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed Martin Benito Montemayor, 54, killed his wife, Judith Montemayor, 53. Photo courtesy of the …

Murfreesboro Police were called to the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning at the 2000 block of Olympia Place in Murfreesboro, according to an official press release. Police responded at 4:12 a.m. after a resident inside was awakened by a noise in his home, according to the statement. After getting out of bed to …