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Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor  Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess gave a statement Friday in the Rutherford County courthouse to proclaim May as “Mental Health Awareness Month” in Rutherford County. The mayor gave the proclamation alongside Insight Counseling Centers, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling and therapy services to people with mental health …

Photo Courtesy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A jailer with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and indicted for the rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery on Thursday. Mark Garza, a 23-year-old detention deputy, was accused of waiting outside of a bathroom that a child was using and forcing her onto a …

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, who pled guilty to wire fraud, honest services fraud and extortion in January, received on Thursday a 50-month prison sentence for three felony counts. U.S. Judge Marvin Aspen handed down the charges based on Arnold’s illegal involvement with JailCigs, which distributed electronic cigarettes to prison inmates. Arnold has already served …

Video by Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, he has removed the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and approved construction for the Keystone Pipeline. But one of his first orders of business was to begin the process of dissolving the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.” After being …

Photo by Emily Neal / Staff Writer Students from across Tennessee voted on Tuesday in the first ever statewide mock presidential election. Results showed Donald J. Trump as the winner with over 50 percent of students casting their vote for the republican candidate. According to the mock election results on the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website, the …

Photo by Samantha Hearn / Sidelines Archive This week is the last chance for students to register to vote in the 2016 presidential election on campus. Tennessee’s state registration cut-off date is Oct. 11, but due to conflict with MTSU’s Fall Break, campus registration will end on Friday. Students can register on campus between 9 a.m and …