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Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo by John Lane / Contributing Photographer and Toriana Williams / News Editor Many cities in Tennessee have streets dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., and his dedication to civil rights, yet Murfreesboro has yet to follow suit. Since recent civil protests and an increase of the prominence …

Story by Sara Roesch / Contributing Writer Cover photo via Barack Obama’s Twitter After a trialing year in 2020, it is as important as ever to recognize and honor the annual celebration of Black History month. The roots of Black History month began in 1915 when Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard doctoral graduate, was inspired by a …

Story and cover photo by Ethan Pickering / Contributing Writer In artist Wayne Brezinka’s crowded studio, famous figures come to life. A portrait of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose death by police sparked a summer of marches and demonstrations, sits solemnly on an easel in the center of the room.  From another spot, public …

Story by Matt Courson / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Joe Nelms Lebanon, Tennessee – For a preacher, Joe Nelms found himself in a real pickle. Nelms was asked to deliver the pre-race invocation prior to the 2011 Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. In the weeks leading up to the race, he didn’t …

Story by Makala Greene, Nick Surratt, Melanie Rodriguez and Terica Black / Contributing Writers Cover photo by Joshua Blake / Contributing Photographer Casting a ballot for the first time should be memorable. Luckily, the 2020 election cycle will be unforgettable. There’s great division in the country between political parties. This fall has followed a summer …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Rutherford County recorded its highest seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in six weeks on Tuesday, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County have continued to rise this past week, with its current seven-day moving average of 150 …