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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 …

Photo courtesy of  Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Shanterrica Madden, the convicted killer of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart, filed a third appeal on her case and was turned down according to the Court of Criminal Appeals filings on Thursday. According to WMOT, an altercation occurred between Madden and Stewart after Stewart called the police …

A Murfreesboro police officer arrested Jason Mobley, 23, after responding Saturday to a report of shots fired at 5:50 a.m. at the North Campus apartment complex off Old Lascassas Highway. When the officer arrived on scene, the complainant told the officer shots had been fired from the unit above his, according to the police report. …

Photo Courtesy of Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post Story by Brinley Hineman / News Editor and Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor  Last Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary. The vote made history when it came to a 50-50 split among the Senate, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to step in to …