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Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing writer As COVID-19 continues to spread in the state of Tennessee as well as Rutherford County, Murfreesboro Mayor declared a local State of Emergency Saturday that will be effective starting Monday. Mayor Shane McFarland issued the order to gain access to special emergency power from the Tennessee state government. …

Photo and story by Tiffany Brady / Contributing Writer Skateboarding has been on the rise in the last several years, spreading through cultural groups and cities all around the world. In addition, skateboarding has also offered entrepreneurial business ventures due to its popular culture. If you’re wanting to join in on the craze then there …

Photo courtesy of the City of Murfreesboro Murfreesboro’s City Council unanimously settled on a separation agreement on Monday from resigning City Manager Rob Lyons, paying a total of $95,810 in severance pay. According to the agreement, Lyons will receive his regular pay, which includes a full bi-weekly paycheck of $6,685 and a partial bi-weekly paycheck of …

Photo by Anthony Bukengolts / MTSU Sidelines The City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County released the total cost incurred in providing security for residents during the “White Lives Matter” rally that was to occur in Murfreesboro on Oct. 28. According to the joint press release from the City and County, approximately $101,237 was incurred throughout the …

Updated at 4:51 p.m. on Oct. 27 : Sidelines incorrectly reported that Murfreesboro Loves plans to attend the rally on the Murfreesboro Square on Saturday. Sidelines regrets the error.  Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines  On Saturday, Oct. 28, the League of the South, a Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group, will be gathering …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Water Resources Department The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department recently changed its name in an effort to better reflect the new resources the department utilizes and the way that water is being used throughout the city. The newly titled “Murfreesboro Water Resources Department” will place more emphasis on how …