Story by Brendon Donoho / Contributing Writer According to a recent Facility Services report, 14 buildings, including EZEL and MGB, received a grade of “D” on the Middle Tennessee State University’s own grading system while another six buildings, including BDA, KOM and Peck Hall, received a “C.” “It’s really an issue of the allocations coming …

Story by Jamie Sontany / Contributing Writer The second and final presidential debate of this election season was held Thursday night at Belmont University in Nashville. Although this debate was markedly calmer than the first showdown between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, both candidates still spoke and responded fiercely as they debated …

Story and photo by Haley Perkins / Contributing Writer In Kathy Holden’s living room are two doors, one on each side of her fireplace. The door on the right leads to her backyard, but the door on the left leads to Kathy’s sewing room. The sewing room is where Holden spends much of her free …

Story by Brendon Donoho / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University has introduced a new policy set to address “Consensual Relationships,” which has been approved by President Sidney McPhee and sent to the Business and Finance division of MTSU with an as-of-yet unannounced effective date. In outlining the policy’s purpose, it is stated that, “All …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Increasing coronavirus infection rates continue to impact Rutherford County and surrounding areas, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. Earlier this month, new COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County began to climb after plateauing in September. Since Oct. 14, the county’s number …

Story by Selah Blair / Contributing Writer KK’s Castle continues to provide haircuts to children with autism and sensory issues. Kayla Sprout opened the salon in January 2020. Before opening KK’s Castle, Sprout worked three full-time jobs and opened the salon with the help of the community and family members. Sprout operates the salon single-handedly. Sprout …