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Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Loves “Murfreesboro Loves” is a progressive coalition of organizations promoting community engagement activities in response to the announcement of the “White Lives Matter” rally in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro on Saturday. Members from extremist groups, including the Traditionalist Worker Party, National Socialist Movement, League of the South and Vanguard America, are expected …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor The 19th Alabama Civilians visited Oaklands Mansion this weekend to facilitate a “Washing, Churning and Learning” event, showing what it was like to live in the South during the American Civil War. Actors from the unit gave adults and children alike a glimpse into the everyday lives …

Photo by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer Mary Soper of Murfreesboro has lived through an entire century. The 105-year-old was born on June 19, 1911, and she has more spunk than people half her age. It’s hard for most people to imagine living as long as she has. Soper has lived through both world wars, seen …