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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 …

Photo and Story by Kenya Anderson/Contributing Writer When most people think about essential jobs, they often think about doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, truck drivers or postal workers. But other professions are unspoken heroes too, such as early childhood educators. Without them, some essential workers wouldn’t even be able to go to work. For many …

Story by Madeline Quinby / Studio M  History shows Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Tennessee, are not strangers to hate crime. From when the Ku Klux Klan first came to Murfreesboro in 1868 to a planned White Lives Matter rally on the public square in 2017, themes of hate and prejudice plague the past. These biased …

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday evening that they are partnering with the Clarksville Police Department in the search for 16-year-old fugitive Tai Tyrone Harrell. Harrell escaped custody from the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center around 1:42 p.m. on April 11. Surveillance video shows Harrell stealing a dark grey 2019 Toyota Tundra from the …

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detectives are actively investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night near Walter Hill in Rutherford County, according to a press release. The release states that the office is unable to disclose any further information at this time. To contact News Editor Angele Latham, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice An ongoing lawsuit between Rutherford County business owners and multiple city officials regarding the February 2018 “Operation Candy Crush” sting is causing quite a stir – most recently because of an added accusation: The defendants say that authorities targeted the local businesses because of the owners’ Egyptian heritage. The sting, …