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Story by Jenene Grover | Contributing Writer With run-off elections happening in other states due to near ties or not meeting the threshold of votes, the Tennessee General Assembly saw mostly definitive election results soon after polls closed. Rutherford County’s state senate and house seats held Republican despite strong efforts from Democrats and aided by …

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer A bill that would criminalize drag shows in public areas was introduced in the Tennessee state senate on Nov. 9. State Sen. Jack Johnson’s , R-Brentwood, bill would expand the definition of “adult cabaret performances” to include drag and would outlaw such performances on public property. While the …

Story by Matthew Giffin | News Editor Incumbent Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee celebrated a landslide re-election over Democratic opponent Dr. Jason Martin on Nov. 8. Republicans across the state also made gains in the U.S. House. The Associated Press called the race in Lee’s favor shortly after polls closed last night. Lee has captured 65.3% …

Story by Serena Vasudeva | Contributing Writer Murfreesboro’s LGBT pride festival has been denied future events permits by the city following a drag queen performance deemed by a letter from City Manager Craig Tindall to be “far from ‘family friendly’ and clearly unsuitable for ‘all ages.’” 10.18.22-TN-Equality-Project-Foundation BoroPride took place on Sept. 17 in Cannonsburgh …

Story by Lillian Chapman | Contributing Writer Five Rutherford Country Democratic candidates gathered this week for a forum to discuss their policy positions and answer questions about their solutions for local issues. Here is what they said going into this year’s midterm elections. Kelly Northcut, Senate District 13 Kelly Northcut wants to represent the people …

Story by Jenene Grover | Contributing Writer Early voting for the 2022 midterm elections begins today, Oct. 19, and ends Nov. 3 for Rutherford County voters. Election Day is on Nov. 8. The voter registration deadline for this election was Oct. 11. Early Voting For Rutherford County, there are many polling locations available for early …