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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, …

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 …