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Story by Caroline Culver/ Contributing Writer The sun shines down brightly, and the wind whips through a parking lot filled with only four cars. Soon, there will be more. It’s April 21, a Tuesday, and four pre-K teachers and assistants gather in the front parking lot of their Ashland City, Tennessee elementary school. East Cheatham …

Photo and story by Mitchell Casteel The Law and Your Community lecture, hosted by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, was held Thursday night at MTSU with great reception. The lecture focused on the laws and rights citizens should know, and how to interact with law enforcement. The event speakers included MTSU criminal justice …

Photos and story by Alexis Marshall / Reporter  The Tennessee House Criminal Justice Subcommittee passed a controversial bill to the next level Wednesday that would strip community oversight boards of subpoena power. Among others, Nashville Mayor David Briley attended the meeting to voice his opposition. Sponsor Rep. Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) said Tennessee law currently has …

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Andrews-Looper Story by Davida Johnson / Contributing Writer Former Nashville Pastor Cynthia Andrews-Looper has recently announced her plans to bring an LGBTQ+ accepting church to Murfreesboro. This will be the first church geared toward gender and sexual minorities in the area. The venue for the church has not been confirmed yet, but there …

Photo and story by Jackson Goodman / Contributing Writer Outside the Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro’s Civic Plaza, people gathered to participate in Everybody Drum Some, a community rhythm event, Friday night. “Everybody’s got their own contribution to the music we make tonight,” said organizer Ross Lester. Lester was an accomplished percussionist in the Memphis …

Photo by Alexis Marshall/ Assistant News Editor Murfreesboro Muslim Youth hosted its sixth Love Your Neighbor potluck at Barfield Crescent Park on Sunday. A few hundred people from various faith communities came to Pavilion 7 to break bread and enjoy the weather. MMY hosted the first Love Your Neighbor event in October of 2015, feeding …