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HUDGINS: Dollar General has sights on Lascassas Pike

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Residents living in Lascassas may soon have a Dollar General in their neighborhood.

The Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission will decide the fate of a 9,100 square-foot Dollar General at its 9 o’clock meeting Monday. The business is proposed to be located at 6620 Lascassas Pike, according to the agenda.

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Moxie Art Supply has announced it will present Syncopation, a group exhibition featuring the work of 18 MTSU students, according to a press release.

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at Moxie Art Supply, located near Murfreesboro’s historic Square.

Free and open to the public, the exhibition will feature small-scaled works in a variety of media including painting, book arts, printmaking and sculpture. Participating students organized this exhibition as an extension of the professional practices for artists course in which they are all enrolled.

Syncopation, will be on view at Moxie Art Supply, located at 316 N. Maple St., through Dec. 8. For more information, contact Moxie owner Glenn Merchant at 615-849-1131.

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Those interested in viewing Merchant’s artwork can visit The Center for the Arts next month.

Titled “Perimeters,” the solo exhibition features new landscape paintings and drawings by artist and Moxie owner Glenn Merchant. This show features a cohesive body of works executed in oil, pastel and charcoal, according to a press release.

“The vibrant color-filled landscape images hover between being incomplete sketches and fully realized paintings,” the release states. “The work explores the psychological tension between suburban sprawl and rural memory.”

Merchant was born in Chicago and grew up in Tennessee, where he later earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from MTSU. Along with being a practicing artist, Merchant is an active visiting artist, arts organizer and local business owner.

An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday at The Center for the Arts, located at 110 W. College St. in Murfreesboro. The event is free and open to the public, and details can be obtained by calling 615-904-2787.

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“My Journey with Diabetes” is the topic for Baptist Hospital’s Diabetes Support Group meeting from 6 p.m. till 7 p.m. on Thursday. The support group is free and open to patients with diabetes, their families and caregivers.

Elisabeth Spicer, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator for Medtronic, is the guest speaker.

She will share her personal journey through life with Type 1 diabetes.

The support group meeting will be held in the Baptist Hospital Diabetes Center, located in the Mid-State Medical Center, 2010 Church St., Suite 201 in Nashville.

Baptist Hospital’s Diabetes Support Group was developed to provide a support system for those affected by diabetes in the Middle Tennessee area and provide education and awareness to the community.

The group meets the first Thursday of each month.

For more information, call 615-284-2800 or visit www.baptisthospital.com/ diabetes.
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