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Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Just like fine wine, the Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music Festival only gets sweeter with time. With the help of a record-breaking fanbase, Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrated its 40th anniversary at Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village July 7 and 8. The event hosted various competitions throughout its two …

Photo courtesy of Raymond White Photography Story by Rachael Anne Keisling / Contributing Writer Although Chanekka Pullens currently works as an assistant manager in the retail industry, it’s her talent of putting thought on paper that truly allows her to stand out from others. To date, the 2015 MTSU graduate has written two books with …

Photo courtesy of the City of Murfreesboro The City of Murfreesboro received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 19th year in a row, which is the “highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting,” according to a City press release. Of the more than 19,000 members of the …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor A report by the U.S. Census Bureau last Thursday ranked Murfreesboro as the 10th fastest-growing city in the United States. The data projected a 4.7 percent population growth in Murfreesboro in 2016. The census statistics ranked each city’s population growth by percentage. It defined “large cities” as cities with a …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Officials from the City of Murfreesboro, officials from MTSU and owners and managers of private apartment complexes met on Thursday after the City and MTSU introduced strategies to fight crime in Murfreesboro. The officials who met on Thursday included Mayor Shane McFarland, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, City …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Murfreesboro, was notified by the City of Murfreesboro on Friday that the lease agreement that was in place between the shelter and the City will not be renewed when it expires on June 30, due to the shelter’s non-compliance with the …