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A man was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and criminal impersonation after threatening to kill a man in his home Saturday night, according to Murfreesboro police. Police were called to the Benley Street residence of Portia Suttles, 24, in response to a complaint that Brandon Anderson, 28, of North Academy Street, had …

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 …

Another MTSU student reported a sexual assault in her University Ridge apartment building on Saturday morning, according to Murfreesboro police department. The 19-year-old freshman told police she was walking back to her apartment around 3 a.m. after leaving a party when a man she knew as “Scrib” approached her. She told police he escorted her …

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 …

Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state’s Common Core standards. The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state’s K-12 public schools. Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman …

Chili’s restaurant on Broad Street will donate 10 percent of its sales on Tuesday, November 18,  to Raiders’ Closet for the second year. The restaurant conducted a similar fundraiser last month. It will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. next Tuesday and is valid for all food and non-alcoholic drinks. Raiders’ Closet, …