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Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines MTSU business majors will now be able to get more hands-on experience in sales and interview skills after MTSU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Mel Adams State Farm Agent Sales Lab in the Business and Aerospace Building on Tuesday. The sales lab was created in honor …

One person is dead after a homicide in Murfreesboro Monday night, according to a press release from the Murfreesboro Police Department. Murfreesboro Police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of East Street and Ewing Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers found James Matthew Poynter, 38, in the driver seat of a vehicle …

Timmy Davis Jr., 38, was charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of Drew Cronin, 31, of Murfreesboro on Saturday night, according to a press release from the Murfreesboro Police Department. This comes after Murfreesboro Police officers responded to a call of a stabbing in the parking area of 338 Jackson Street at approximately …

Photo and story by Karly Cordell / Contributing Writer Dozens of people from the Rutherford County Democratic Party gathered in support of Democratic candidates running for office at their Election Night Watch Party in Murfreesboro on Thursday. One person watching closely was Democratic candidate Chris Mayor, who was running for Tennessee House District 49 against …

Photo by Steve Barnum / MTSU Sidelines Archive Most recent update: Republican candidate Bill Lee has won the Republican primary and Democratic candidate Karl Dean has won the Democratic primary in the governor’s race. Phil Bredesen has won the Democratic primary and Marsha Blackburn has won the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate race. Update: Updates to …

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 …