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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 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 Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Former first lady of Tennessee Andrea Conte met with supporters and volunteers involved with her husband Phil Bredesen’s Senate race at the campaign’s Murfreesboro office on Thursday evening. Bredesen served two consecutive terms as the governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. He is currently running for U.S. …

Photo by Megan Cole / MTSU Sidelines  Nearly 40 people took a stand against what is being called the “family separation policy” in front of U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ office Wednesday afternoon. Christopher Hale, a District 4 congressional candidate, led a group in the “Murfreesboro Patriotic March to End Family Separation Policy” on the downtown …

Photo by Connor Burnard / MTSU Sidelines  The Murfreesboro City Council, the members of which can be found here, held a meeting on Wednesday at the council chambers in City Hall in which 10 public hearings were held. Nine of the hearings involved annexations and proposed zonings or rezonings of specific lots around the city, …