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Murfreesboro police officers responded to a fatal motorcycle crash at the intersection of West Clark Boulevard, Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Lascassas Highway Thursday night, according to a fatality crash report from the Murfreesboro Police Department. Terry E. Elder, 61, of Murfreesboro was driving a Suzuki motorcycle west on Middle Tennessee Boulevard while a Ford Mustang …

Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor MTSU President Sidney McPhee renewed an academic partnership with Ningbo University in China on Friday, according to a press release by MTSU. This partnership allows for Chinese actuarial science students to stay on MTSU’s campus and finish their degrees. It also extends …

Photo and story by Karly Cordell / MTSU Sidelines The Murfreesboro City Council discussed the heightening of City Hall security, streamlining departments and more topics during a meeting at City Hall on Thursday. The City Council hopes to improve multiple aspects in the Murfreesboro community, with the managerial and administrative sides of things being their …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive Murfreesboro Police responded to an armed robbery at The Pointe at Raiders Campus apartment complex on North Tennessee Boulevard on Wednesday. One of the three victims stated to police that he was getting his hair cut when two males entered the residence with weapons pointing at the …

Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Inc. is launching a new program to identify and mentor the next generation of pilots, and MTSU’s Department of Aerospace has been selected as one of eight initial collegiate partners, according to an MTSU press release. The Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program is an effort …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook  Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detective Jason Mathis was placed on administrative leave during investigations internally and by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement sent by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Mathis had worked at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. Sidelines …