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Photo courtesy of the City of Murfreesboro The Murfreesboro City Council officially named City Attorney Craig Tindall to serve as the new city manager on Tuesday, according to a press release from the council. The news comes after former City Manager Rob Lyons’ resignation with severance pay in December 2017. The city council has since actively …

Photo courtesy of David Briley / Facebook Interim Nashville Mayor David Briley will remain in office after the special mayoral election on Thursday. The “Unofficial Election Results” for the May 24 Nashville mayor and Council District 1 elections were made available after 7 p.m. on Thursday. 161 of 161 precincts have reported their voting results. The …

Photo courtesy Rutherford County Schools Story by Shanna Love / Contributing Writer The Rutherford County Board of Education held a special meeting on the topic of school safety Monday night at Blackman High School. Local officials, parents, police officers and educators gathered in the auditorium of the school to discuss future safety plans for the …

Photos and story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Protesters gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol before the first General Assembly meetings of the new year to bring attention to the state of health care in Tennessee Tuesday morning. The “Bring It Home: Dollars. Jobs. Health care!” campaign, created by the Tennessee Justice Center, a …

Photo and Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro City Council and MTSU representatives convened to hold a workshop to discuss a plan to combat the issue of rising homeless rates across Rutherford County on Thursday at City Hall. MTSU Social Work Department Chair Michael Sherr and his graduate assistant Jackie Jones presented …