Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy fired for multiple violations of standard operating procedures

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Crime: Murfreesboro man arrested for intentionally spilling 20,000 gallons of oil

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AP: Could country’s new class cause an upset at the CMA Awards?

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Men’s Basketball: Blue Raiders show growing pains in 92-73 loss to Belmont

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Photo and story by Ariel Reiter / Contributing Writer The eighth annual blood-drive competition between Western Kentucky University and Middle Tennessee State University took place on Monday, Oct. 29 thru Wednesday, Oct. 31. The university with the most donations will receive the annual travel trophy at the football game between the two universities taking place …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Tennessee and Murfreesboro data shows that the state has a serious dilemma when it comes to elections: Young adults aren’t voting. According to data collected by bipartisan Tennessee voting study Project Register, one million Tennesseans who are 18 or older are not registered to vote, and 60 percent …

Photo and story by Anh Le / Contributing Writer Langston Wilkins gave a speech about “slab car culture” in Houston, Texas, and his chapter in a new book, “Black Lives Matter and Music,” at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday, Oct. 29. Wilkins is currently working at the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville. A native …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Police Murfreesboro Police have made an arrest in the suspicious package incident that caused the I-24 West ramp off of South Church Street to be closed off Tuesday morning. According to a MPD press release, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at 2029 South Church …

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Music, Arts, Culture


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 …

Story and photos by Mamie Lomax / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The sky was colored various shades of gray as the clouds hung low. The wind blew rather harshly, and the chilly air sent shivers down my spine; it was a trademark October day, and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend it than in …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson / Contributing Writer  On Wednesday evening, the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s student chapter at Middle Tennessee State University put on their first fashion show. The NFA chapter is the only fashion club at MTSU. The club volunteers at fashion events in Nashville, as well as help students make connections in …