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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detectives are actively investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night near Walter Hill in Rutherford County, according to a press release. The release states that the office is unable to disclose any further information at this time. To contact News Editor Angele Latham, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice An ongoing lawsuit between Rutherford County business owners and multiple city officials regarding the February 2018 “Operation Candy Crush” sting is causing quite a stir – most recently because of an added accusation: The defendants say that authorities targeted the local businesses because of the owners’ Egyptian heritage. The sting, …

Photo courtesy of Ajay Suresh / Flickr  Story by Kara Aguilar / Contributing Writer  The Children’s Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently wrapped up the 8th annual 19 Days of Activism, an annual November event to raise awareness of violence against children. This year, the Day of Activism ran from Nov. 1 to Nov. …

Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy Billy Spray was fired Tuesday for multiple violations of the standard operating procedures, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Spray has been a deputy in Judicial Services since April 2013. According to reports by the DNJ, he was first suspended without pay on Friday while the department was investigating …

Photo by Samantha Hearn / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Ghaliah Almuyidi /Contributing Writer Rutherford County had over 40,000 more early votes in the 2018 midterm elections than it did in the 2014 midterm elections. Rutherford County Election Commission data shows that 65,956 people countywide voted in early election voting. In 2014, however, Rutherford County residents …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Tennessee and Murfreesboro data shows that the state has a serious dilemma when it comes to elections: Young adults aren’t voting. According to data collected by bipartisan Tennessee voting study Project Register, one million Tennesseans who are 18 or older are not registered to vote, and 60 percent …