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On Tuesday at 6:51 p.m., President Sidney McPhee informed Middle Tennessee State University students that masks are no longer required inside campus facilities. In an email, McPhee stated, “Your continued vigilance contributed to the decline in recorded cases we now see in our county and state.” After a significant spike in mid-September, Rutherford County’s seven-day average has …

Story by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer Photo via MPD A young woman is in critical condition after shots were fired in the parking lot of the 1540 Place Apartments on Saturday around 10:30 p.m. The victim was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car as she and her friends were leaving the …

Story by Gus Wright / Contributing Writer Photos by Aubrey Salm / Contributing Writer and Photographer The 15th Annual Read To Succeed Spelling Bee took place Thursday night, intending to have fun with local celebrities and promote literacy. Read to Succeed recognized a loss they suffered this year, with Paul Vaughan, a senior contributor to …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Erika Lee Website On Tuesday, Erika Lee, director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, spoke on xenophobia in America at Middle Tennessee State University’s Strickland Visiting Scholar Lecture. The 90-minute webinar mainly consisted of a discussion centered around Lee’s latest book, “America for Americans: …

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Person System, more than 600,000 people go missing in the United States every year. Some leave on their own; others disappear because of foul play. When they turn up dead without identification, they become John and Jane Does, men and women whose families are left wondering what happened. …