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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 Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Toriana Williams / News Editor After being postponed several times, Bonnaroo will take place, along with new vaccine and mask mandates. Last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic was relatively new, the Bonnaroo festival was postponed from its original June dates. The festival was postponed two more …

Photo via Pexels Monday afternoon, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that he will be lifting the mask mandate on Tuesday, eight days ahead of schedule. The face covering order went into effect on July 22 and was scheduled to end on Sept. 30. Instead, it will end on Tuesday at 5 p.m. In a …