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Story by Jonathan Mattise / Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn won a grueling, expensive contest Tuesday to become the first female U.S. senator from Tennessee, keeping a key midterm seat under GOP control. The congresswoman defeated Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen by closely aligning her bid with President Donald …

Students and Murfreesboro residents line up outside the voting polls.

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU students and Murfreesboro residents flocked to the polls as the Nov. 6 Election Day got underway. With seemingly endless lines of people waiting to cast their ballots, there was hope for an influential voter turnout.  In an effort to encourage better student voter turnout, the MTSU …

Photo courtesy of Bill Lee / Facebook  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican businessman and political newcomer Bill Lee will become Tennessee’s next governor, replacing outgoing GOP Gov. Bill Haslam. Lee won Tuesday’s election against former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Lee is chairman of a Franklin mechanical contracting, facilities and home services company. His positive …

Photo by Angele Latham  / MTSU Sidelines  Graphs courtesy of Dr. Ken Blake The midterm elections come to a close Tuesday, with Senate and gubernatorial races being decided in Tennessee. For live results throughout the night, view the graphs below. To contact News Editor Caleb Revill, email For more news, follow us at, …

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Music, Arts, Culture


Photo courtesy of Netflix Story by Hank Brainard / Contributing Writer  Westerns have, for years, been trending toward authenticity; audiences are more aware now than ever of the frontier’s harsh realities and sweeping inequalities, which means the myth of the Great American Cowboy pulls less weight. Grit wins over. The films have become darker and dirtier, …

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer  The new “Fantastic Beasts” movie is set to rake in a crisp $65 million this weekend, and the massive number of cars outside the theater as I walked in seemed to support this estimate, considering about one car’s worth of people were …

Photo courtesy of Country Music Association  Story by Kristin M. Hall and Mesfin Fekadu / AP Entertainment Writers The Country Music Association Awards tend to be fairly predictable as far as winners go, but could this year be different? Can the new class of country artists upset the longtime favorites on Wednesday? The well-researched music writers …