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Story by Ryann Kieu/Contributing Writer The city of Murfreesboro announced that public transportation service, Rover, will be adding Saturday routes. The new weekend route began Saturday.   Rover added three Saturday routes on Old Fort, Highland, and Mercury. The routes begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m., the last round trip being at 3:45 …

In a university-wide announcement, Middle Tennessee State University President Sydney McPhee announced the cancellation of two Chinese cultural campus events as a precaution against coronavirus. The first, a Chinese New Year concert featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble and a pre-concert reception, was scheduled for January 28 in the Wright Music Building. The second, set for …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice A suicidal man in Mississippi is alive today due to the determination of one of Murfreesboro’s own. On Dec. 26 2019, Murfreesboro Dispatcher Brady Lutton was browsing a Firefighter Facebook group, when he saw suicidal posts made by a distraught man–who will remain …

Photo courtesy of the MFRD A late-night fire on Friday displaced around two dozen residents of the 1540 Place Apartments on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro. According to the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, the fire was reported around 11:00 p.m. Friday, with heavy smoke and fire coming from an attic of a third-floor apartment. Authorities evacuated …

Photo courtesy of Mark Humphrey, AP On the first day back in session for the Tennessee legislature, lawmakers are making headlines with the passage of the controversial HB 836/SB 1304, which allows multiple entities, including private, faith-based adoption agencies, to deny services to certain couples if they “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions.” As part …

The sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 is now prohibited nationwide, after President Donald Trump signed the new law into effect December 20 as part of a sweeping $1.4 trillion spending bill that included items like parental leave for federal employees and authorization for the Space Force branch of the U.S. military. The …