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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

The Rutherford County Commission unanimously approved a resolution asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign Thursday night. Arnold along with his uncle, John Vanderveer, and Joe Russell, the Sheriff’s Office chief of accounting and administration, face a 14-count federal indictment alleging that the three illegally profited off inmates through the sale of electron cigarette through a …

Rutherford County Commission, State's Rights Act, MTSU

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor MTSU students, alumni and parents attended tonight’s Rutherford County Commissioner meeting to protest the State’s Rights Resolution, which the commissioners voted to pass with two new amendments. If passed at the state level, the act will allow state representatives to dismiss rulings made by the Supreme Court …

New legislation could let underage college students interested in beer-making have a taste if Sen. Bill Ketron has his way in the state legislature this spring. An 18-year-old will be able to taste beer in a college beer manufacturing class Ketron’s bill becomes law in Tennessee. The new bill would allow it as long as …

President Barack Obama announced a plan during a speech at Pellissippi State Community College on Friday, January 9 to provide free community college to students across the country. Students would be required to maintain at least part-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA in order to receive these benefits. The president said during his speech that …

Education Department Commissioner Kevin Huffman said last Thursday that the scrutiny he received during his nearly four turbulent years at the helm of the state’s schools didn’t influence his decision to leave for the private sector. Huffman, whose departure was announced by Gov. Bill Haslam, has been a lightning rod whose policies and strong advocacy …

A plan to offer free tuition to all Tennessee high school graduates has some higher-education institutions looking to hire more faculty. Gov. Bill Haslam announced the initiative as a way to help boost the number of Tennesseans with two- or four-year degrees to 55 percent, up from 33 percent now. The Daily News Journal reports …