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Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Donald McCoy, a 54-year-old Murfreesboro psychologist, was sentenced to almost four years in prison for fraud. McCoy was charged in December of 2018, pleaded guilty in January of 2020 and received his sentence in February of 2021.  U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson ordered McCoy to pay over 1.2 …

From the editors and staff of Sidelines  To: Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and members of the Tennessee Historical Commission Forrest Hall was built in 1954, but it was not until four years later that the building at Middle Tennessee State University was named to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early …

Story by Brendon Donoho / Contributing Writer and Ashley Barrientos / Lifestyles Editor Photo via Immigration and Customs Enforcement Despite Campaign Promises, Biden’s Early Moves are Worrying to Immigration Advocates. President Joe Biden has presented several sentiments appealing to immigration advocates in the past few months, promising that he would do everything in his power …

Story by Brendon Donoho / Contributing Writer COVID-19 Response Joe Biden began this set of executive orders by establishing the position of Covid-19 Response Coordinator within the White House in an effort to organize a government wide effort to fight the pandemic. He next directed many departments of the Federal Government, including the Defense, Labor, …

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 Ashley Barrientos / Lifestyles Editor Cover photo designed by Toriana Williams / News Editor Biden’s predecessor was known for lack of environmental policy and enforcing little to no regulations, but the new president has recently signed multiple climate-oriented executive actions that aim to combat global warming.  Biden’s first environmental order: rejoining the Paris …