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Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Archive U.S. Senate candidates Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn debated for the second and final time before the Nov. 6 election in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy on the University of Tennessee’s campus in Knoxville Wednesday. Since the first Tennessee Senate debate on Sept. 25 in …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Archive The transfer of Valparaiso University’s law school to MTSU’s campus has been approved by the governing boards of both institutions, according to an MTSU press release. University leaders approved the transfer agreement at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday along with a recommendation to create an MTSU …

Photo courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Story by Jay Reeves and Brandan Farrington / Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the …

Featured photo courtesy of Jarod Carruthers / Flickr Photos and story by Staff A new report on the advancement of global warning was issued Monday by the United Nations. The report offers a more critical look at the consequences of climate change and how quickly it will affect the daily lives of the world’s citizens …

Photo courtesy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Last updated on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. to include information regarding the capture of the fugitives Latest update: The two fugitives, Dewayne Halfacre and Jonathan Baxter, were captured near Smyrna by teams of multi-agency law enforcement officers on Thursday at approximately 11:20 a.m. Both …

Photo courtesy of Johnson City Press Livestream Gubernatorial candidates Karl Dean and Bill Lee discussed their platforms Tuesday night at the Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. This debate marked the second of three total planned debates for the candidates running for governor of Tennessee. The debate lasted an hour. Republican Candidate Bill Lee is …