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Fitzhugh voted interim sheriff
Fitzhugh voted interim sheriff

A split Rutherford County Commission elected former Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff Thursday in an 11-10 vote that took three tallies before one of four finalists received a majority vote.

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UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County
UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.

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Local restaurant seeks public's help to stay afloat
Local restaurant seeks public's help to stay afloat

Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.

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'Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical' coming to Murfreesboro
'Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical' coming to Murfreesboro

The Center for the Arts will open its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the award-winning "Alice - A Wonder-Full New Musical."

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Top Gun admiral helped write the movie
Top Gun admiral helped write the movie

But he also trained actual Top Gun pilots - by 'dogfighting' them.

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Winter reading programs to begin at Linebaugh, Smyrna libraries
Winter reading programs to begin at Linebaugh, Smyrna libraries

The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage
Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.

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City construction projects through Jan. 14
City construction projects through Jan. 14

These construction projects could affect your commute.

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Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County
Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.

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Kia of Murfreesboro Game of the Week: Blackman boys vs. Oakland
Kia of Murfreesboro Game of the Week: Blackman boys vs. Oakland

The District 7-AAA basketball race resumes this week and will feature several outstanding matchups.

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage
Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: From teaching in a van to leading state's teachers
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: From teaching in a van to leading state's teachers

Judy Beasley Whitehill is still taking a stand for public education.

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Saint Thomas Health honors local physicians
Saint Thomas Health honors local physicians

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital proudly announces Dr. Elizabeth R. LaRoche being named Physician of the Year during the hospital's 2016 Physician Awards. Dr. Marynelle J. Klumpe received the Clinical Excellence Award and Dr. George W. Smith received the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award.

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St. Luke Catholic Church celebrates building dedication
St. Luke Catholic Church celebrates building dedication

Parishioners in Smyrna will enjoy Mass in a new church building this year. Construction was recently completed on St. Luke Catholic Church, located at 10682 Old Nashville Highway.

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U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold
U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold

U.S. attorneys are opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants before their Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.

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2016: A year in review
2016: A year in review

There is no doubt that 2016 was full of gripping news stories, but here are a few that stood out to us during the year in review.

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City construction projects through December 31
City construction projects through December 31
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Operation Education Pet of the Week: Duke
Operation Education Pet of the Week: Duke

Duke was found wandering the neighborhood on one of the coldest nights of the year.

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Guest column: Giving of yourself is a gift to yourself
Guest column: Giving of yourself is a gift to yourself

Multiple studies indicate that the process of giving--be it time, talk, toil or toys--will often result in lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, lessening depression and greater happiness.

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DA will 'enter an appearance' to aid with ouster
DA will 'enter an appearance' to aid with ouster

District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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OHS students give back
OHS students give back

Students at Oakland High School studied hard through December and still found time to help others. Two groups of OHS students recently worked to raise money for those in need.

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Grissom, Sharp named temporary assistant chiefs
Grissom, Sharp named temporary assistant chiefs

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Keith Lowery named two veteran majors to serve temporarily as assistant chiefs to handle management duties until an interim sheriff is selected.

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Realtors in north Rutherford donate food
Realtors in north Rutherford donate food

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS recently held food drives for the hungry in their service area.

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Sprouts shoppers donate to Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank
Sprouts shoppers donate to Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank

Last Monday Sprouts Farmers Market and its customers donated bagged essentials to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, enabling the food bank to serve more struggling families in Rutherford County.

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The trial must go on
The trial must go on

U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp is sticking with a Feb. 7 trial date for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants, putting the onus on himself to rule soon on two motions to dismiss criminal charges.

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Murder on Indian Park Drive
Murder on Indian Park Drive

Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating the murder of a man late Friday night at an Indian Park Drive residence after several people allegedly kidnapped a woman, took her there and shot the victim.

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County Commission weighs options for sheriff, plans on Motlow contributions
County Commission weighs options for sheriff, plans on Motlow contributions

The Rutherford County Commission met Dec. 15 to discuss plans for appointing an interim sheriff, as well as consider rezoning requests and a fundraising plea from Motlow State Community College.

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Did you win the lottery?
Did you win the lottery?

The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.

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Murfreesboro man charged in Bedford County murder
Murfreesboro man charged in Bedford County murder

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.

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Local realtors donate to feed the hungry
Local realtors donate to feed the hungry

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS (MTAR) recently held food drives for the hungry in their service areas.

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Community MATTERS
Community MATTERS

This month, the nonprofit organizations of Rutherford County are taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our community, for serving as a volunteer, for bringing donations and for supporting them financially. In their own words . . .

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$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna
$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna

he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.

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Hazardous material fire shuts down I-24
Hazardous material fire shuts down I-24

Emergency workers had to slow-walk their response to a truck fire early Wednesday off I-24 in the Buchanan area after they found out they were dealing with hazardous materials, according to Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Chief Larry Farley.

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What happened the day Jonothan Maxwell died?
What happened the day Jonothan Maxwell died?

Lawsuit alleges negligence at Rutherford County Jail.

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Crews battle early morning fire downtown
Crews battle early morning fire downtown

Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.

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Tennessee Legal: Texting and Tennessee 'Due Care Law'
Tennessee Legal: Texting and Tennessee 'Due Care Law'

"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker

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I-24 to reopen after hazardous materials fire this morning
I-24 to reopen after hazardous materials fire this morning

Emergency workers are preparing to allow traffic to move on I-24 near the Buchanan exit in southeast Rutherford County after extinguishing a hazardous materials fire that started after two big trucks crashed there this morning, according to Deputy Mayor Jeff Davidson.

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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers
Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers

Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.

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Abbott convicted of second-degree murder
Abbott convicted of second-degree murder

A Circuit Court jury convicted Dewey "Butch" Abbott of second-degree murder Friday in the July 22, 2015 shooting death of Jesse Sliepenbeek, a verdict that could force the defendant to spend at least 15 years in prison.

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Officials break ground on Christiana fire station expansion
Officials break ground on Christiana fire station expansion

Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.

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Moxie Art Supply celebrates grand reopening
Moxie Art Supply celebrates grand reopening

Moxie Art Supply welcomed area artists in from the cold Friday night for its grand reopening during the Boro Art Crawl and Holiday Shop and Stroll downtown.

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Young artist shines at Boro Art Crawl
Young artist shines at Boro Art Crawl

Seventh grade homeschool student Anna Creel's Nutcracker-themed colored pencil piece won a first place ribbon in Dreamingincolor's young artist contest recently, and was showcased at Friday night's art crawl.

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City construction projects through December 17
City construction projects through December 17
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Vouchers, seatbelts on buses, and more
Vouchers, seatbelts on buses, and more

School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.

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Bring a shelter cat home for the holidays
Bring a shelter cat home for the holidays

For only $10 adopt a cat or kitten from PAWS for the holidays. The facility currently has more than 50 felines, resulting in an adoption special until Saturday.

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Inmate dies after falling ill in jail
Inmate dies after falling ill in jail

A Rutherford County jail inmate has died after becoming ill while in detention, the sheriff's office reported.

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OP-ED: Help uphold America's freedoms for all
OP-ED: Help uphold America's freedoms for all

Some of President-elect Donald Trump's most pointed rhetoric during his campaign was against those who are "different" from him: immigrants, refugees and Muslims.

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MTSU grads' dreams come true at fall commencement
MTSU grads' dreams come true at fall commencement

Dreams came true for at least 1,892 people at MTSU Saturday, Dec. 10, as they accepted their hard-earned graduate and undergraduate degrees inside Murphy Center at the university's fall 2016 commencement ceremonies.

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RCSO K9s Samson and Tiko to get body armor
RCSO K9s Samson and Tiko to get body armor

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9s Samson and Tiko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., sponsored by an anonymous donor.

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New advisory council to address future of waste
New advisory council to address future of waste

With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.

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Settlement reached in jail suicide lawsuit
Settlement reached in jail suicide lawsuit

Rutherford County paid $260,000 in a settlement reached with the wife of an inmate who committed suicide at the jail in late January 2016, county records show.

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Body of missing woman found
Body of missing woman found

DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.

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Arrest made in cold case from 2007
Arrest made in cold case from 2007

Last Thursday Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit arrested a 31-year-old Houston, Texas woman for the murder of her boyfriend in 2007, a detective supervisor says.

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Residents oppose approval at Middle Point permit hearing
Residents oppose approval at Middle Point permit hearing

In addition to arguing the permit is incomplete, SOCM members and community residents said blasting damages houses and could even rupture the landfill and cause pollution to leak into the Stones River East Fork and groundwater.

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Fraudster swindles $60,000 through Boro-based businesses

A Murfreesboro woman accused of stealing investors' money is being fined $50,000 and barred from securities work in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.

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MFRD's final crews in Gatlinburg return home
MFRD's final crews in Gatlinburg return home

Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg.

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16 throw their hats in the ring for interim sheriff position
16 throw their hats in the ring for interim sheriff position

Rutherford County commissioners will have a long list of candidates to cull for the interim sheriff post after Sheriff Robert Arnold was jailed and suspended while awaiting a Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.

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Ketron, Read consider county mayoral run
Ketron, Read consider county mayoral run

Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.

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Rotary Club supplies school kids with dictionaries
Rotary Club supplies school kids with dictionaries

The Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club started presenting third graders with dictionaries in 2007.

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Waste disposal and rezoning proposals at Murfreesboro City Council
Waste disposal and rezoning proposals at Murfreesboro City Council

Thursday afternoon a special meeting to address issues associated with Middle Point Landfill opened Murfreesboro City Council's session.

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Devoted police horse Checker Cash passes away at 21
Devoted police horse Checker Cash passes away at 21

Sgt. Jon Levi and partner, Checker Cash, were trusted brothers for the 16 years they worked together daily for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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MTSU enhances security with active shooter guides, more cameras, call stations
MTSU enhances security with active shooter guides, more cameras, call stations

University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.

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Official historian can handle a six-gun
Official historian can handle a six-gun

Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.

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Morning lockdown at Stewarts Creek High School
Morning lockdown at Stewarts Creek High School

School Resource Officers have not identified the student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School but the found no actual threat was made, an SRO captain said.

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Birthday greetings in blue and red
Birthday greetings in blue and red

'Boro police, firefighters make party special for 8-year-old twins.

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Garrett to retire from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Garrett to retire from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Garrett is set to leave his position in December after six years with the department and a long tenure with Murfreesboro Police.

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Letter to the Editor: Giving Tuesday
Letter to the Editor: Giving Tuesday

At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.

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Remembering Rutherford: Contentious presidential campaign evidenced American disunity
Remembering Rutherford: Contentious presidential campaign evidenced American disunity

The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."

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'Shopping small' spreads across weekend
'Shopping small' spreads across weekend

Small businesses get a boost on Black Friday, too.

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City construction projects through December 3
City construction projects through December 3
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Center for the Arts celebrates with 'The Christmas Schooner'
Center for the Arts celebrates with 'The Christmas Schooner'

"The Christmas Schooner" will sail again at Center for the Arts December 2 through 18.

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Campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Tracy
Campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Tracy

The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is waiting for a state attorney general opinion before making a decision on a campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Jim Tracy, a state official said.

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Rutherford County Jail may lose certification
Rutherford County Jail may lose certification

After second failed inspection, decertification recommended.

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New charges against Yocca in self-induced abortion attempt
New charges against Yocca in self-induced abortion attempt

Anna Yocca, 32, was indicted by the November grand jury on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion, all felonies, according to Circuit Court records.

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Inmate tries to attack DA in court
Inmate tries to attack DA in court

A Rutherford County deputy was forced to spring into action Tuesday in Circuit Court to keep an inmate from attacking a district attorney.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.

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'More kindness, less judgement' at Friday rally of allies
'More kindness, less judgement' at Friday rally of allies

In the face of fear, kindness counts.

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Local Girl Scout saves sister, earns Medal of Honor
Local Girl Scout saves sister, earns Medal of Honor

Not many people can say they've saved a life. Eleven-year-old Lizzie Anderson is one of the few, but she says she was just doing what had to be done.

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Interim sheriff hiring may take until January
Interim sheriff hiring may take until January

Despite what some termed an "emergency" at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, it could be mid-January before county commissioners hire an interim sheriff to take over for suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Rutherford County churches under fire
Rutherford County churches under fire

Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.

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Moon plans dark day for 'Boro
Moon plans dark day for 'Boro

It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!

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'United we stand in love'
'United we stand in love'

"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.

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Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra honors military members on Veterans Day
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra honors military members on Veterans Day

The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its 4th annual "Let Freedom Ring" Veterans Day concert on Friday night.

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MFRD gears up for 33rd annual Toys for Tots
MFRD gears up for 33rd annual Toys for Tots

Program registration starts this week.

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Rutherford County Republicans rejoice
Rutherford County Republicans rejoice

Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.

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Election Day is Nov. 8
Election Day is Nov. 8

Don't forget to vote!

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79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County
79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County

'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.

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Limbaugh for president
Limbaugh for president

Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'

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Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford native played for Opry star, declined matrimony
Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford native played for Opry star, declined matrimony

Part two of a two part series.

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Great fun at the Discovery Center's Great Pumpkin Festival
Great fun at the Discovery Center's Great Pumpkin Festival

An exploding Death Star, Jedi games and costume contests at the Star Wars-themed event.

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'I have a hit out for me,' says Arnold
'I have a hit out for me,' says Arnold

Filing by U.S. Attorney's Office highlights a conversation between Arnold and wife, Megan Arnold, in which he tells her "I have a hit out for me now," and jail gang members hope to "get their tear drop by, you know, shoving a shank deep into my ... neck."

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Townhouse fire on Sitting Bull Crossing
Townhouse fire on Sitting Bull Crossing
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Make Halloween headlines
Make Halloween headlines

The Murfreesboro Post wants YOU!

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Halloween Roundup
Halloween Roundup

Don't miss these spooky activities in Rutherford County.

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Farley says voting system has sufficient 'checks and balances'
Farley says voting system has sufficient 'checks and balances'

Ketron alleges voter fraud remains a problem.

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Election season in Rutherford County
Election season in Rutherford County

Early voting off to a great start.

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101st partnership aims to support soldiers
101st partnership aims to support soldiers

Rutherford County is establishing a community partnership with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Brigade Combat Team to create a base of support as the soldiers embark on another combat mission.

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Parade of pups celebrating Bark Springs at Sharp Springs
Parade of pups celebrating Bark Springs at Sharp Springs
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Cope pleads guilty to insider trading
Cope pleads guilty to insider trading

A day after he resigned as county attorney and six months after leaving Pinnacle Financial Partners' board of directors, Jim Cope pleaded guilty to insider trading charges filed by U.S. attorneys amid allegations he made one buy in the midst of a bank board meeting.

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Cope resigns from county government's chief counsel position
Cope resigns from county government's chief counsel position

Longtime County Attorney Jim Cope resigned his position as Rutherford County government's chief counsel this week, six months after he left the Pinnacle Financial Partners board of directors amid a potential insider training situation.

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against St. Thomas, NHC, others

A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming her elderly mother died from negligence by local healthcare providers, mainly involving a botched diuretic prescription.

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Early voting kicks off across the state
Early voting kicks off across the state

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway.

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In response to ouster, Arnold pleads the Fifth
In response to ouster, Arnold pleads the Fifth

The attorney for indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold contends an ouster lawsuit against him should be dismissed or postponed until 14 federal counts against him are resolved to avoid violating his Fifth Amendment rights.

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Community Foundation sets up Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund
Community Foundation sets up Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund

With the already deadly Hurricane Matthew representing the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund to support affected communities, the victims and their ongoing needs.

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Rutherford County's hungry can't wait
Rutherford County's hungry can't wait

1 in 5 children, 1 in 7 adults struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee.

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No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers
No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers

Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.

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Helping troubled families get together
Helping troubled families get together

Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Diana Hague tells more than just ghost stories
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Diana Hague tells more than just ghost stories

She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.

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Taking cardio training to heart
Taking cardio training to heart

Code One CPR teaches everyone from babysitters to doctors.

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Group files lawsuit to oust jailed sheriff
Group files lawsuit to oust jailed sheriff

A Davidson County judge has been appointed to hear an ouster lawsuit filed against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, but it is unclear who will represent Arnold in the case.

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice
Pumpkin spice and everything nice

That's what October is made of.

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City construction projects through Oct. 8
City construction projects through Oct. 8
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Habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Financial dedicate home to local family
Habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Financial dedicate home to local family

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) and representatives from Thrivent Financial dedicated a brand new Habitat house to the Reese family September 27 as part of the 2016 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program.

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Need chicken salad? Call the
Need chicken salad? Call the "chick"

Or drop in for a tasty bite at new restaurant location in Gateway District.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Twice a cancer patient's wife, her dad Gil was her hero
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Twice a cancer patient's wife, her dad Gil was her hero

Ginny Williams helped defy leukemia, runs store, gives back to her community.

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Couple suing doctor who failed to catch her cancer
Couple suing doctor who failed to catch her cancer

A Murfreesboro couple is suing a local physician and the Women's Clinic for $15 million, claiming the doctor's failure to treat a patient properly led to Stage IV breast cancer and probable death.

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Inaugural Lascassas Fall Extravaganza a success
Inaugural Lascassas Fall Extravaganza a success

The Lascassas community came together Saturday afternoon for the Lascassas Fall Extravaganza at Brown's Store, an event rental center. The market festival brought together residents and local businesses in the celebration of the season.

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Providence Christian Academy announces plans for Fall Festival
Providence Christian Academy announces plans for Fall Festival

Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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Citizen's group 'Oust Sheriff Arnold' files suit
Citizen's group 'Oust Sheriff Arnold' files suit

Its actions could complicate Rutherford County Commission's own efforts to oust Arnold.

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Life's a symphony, and it's alive
Life's a symphony, and it's alive

33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.

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Operation Education Pet of the Week: Abracadabra
Operation Education Pet of the Week: Abracadabra

This handsome guy is Abracadabra.

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Sheriff Arnold taken into custody
Sheriff Arnold taken into custody

Indicted Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was taken into federal custody Wednesday morning after a judge decided he should be jailed for violating bond conditions.

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A sunny season's welcome at Eaglevile Fall Fest
A sunny season's welcome at Eaglevile Fall Fest

"Today was great," said Andrew Ellard, Eagleville's city manager. "People seemed to have a great time. It was a beautiful day -- it was warm, but it was blue skies and we had great music."

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Arnold's bond hearing in recess until tomorrow
Arnold's bond hearing in recess until tomorrow

U.S. Probation and Pretrial now recommends jail time

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Dick Meadow sticks to what he starts
Dick Meadow sticks to what he starts

He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.

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Snapshots: Adam's Place Art Show
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Rutherford seniors from 5 high schools named National Merit semifinalists
Rutherford seniors from 5 high schools named National Merit semifinalists

Eight students from five high schools in Rutherford County have been named semifinalists for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced this week.

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Operation Education Pet of the Week: Abby
Operation Education Pet of the Week: Abby

Meet Abby, a 1 1/2 year old Pyrenees mix.

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Rutherford Works coordinates field trips for National Skilled Trades Day
Rutherford Works coordinates field trips for National Skilled Trades Day

Students see first-hand what careers in construction look like.

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Blackman Community Club awards scholarships
Blackman Community Club awards scholarships

Earlier this month The Blackman Community Club awarded two $750 scholarships to graduates from Blackman and Stewart Creek High Schools.

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'Life is why' Rutherford County walks
'Life is why' Rutherford County walks

Hosted by the American Heart Association and St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, the Rutherford County Heart Walk is an inspiring event that raises funds and awareness of the United States' number one and number five killers -- heart disease and stroke.

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Eagleville releases fall fest entertainment schedule
Eagleville releases fall fest entertainment schedule

Eagleville will host its annual day long, downtown street festival September 24, 2016.

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Haslam issues waiver to avoid petroleum supply disruptions in Tennessee
Haslam issues waiver to avoid petroleum supply disruptions in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday, waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, Ala.

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City to hold second meeting on revised Food Truck Ordinance Sept. 21
City to hold second meeting on revised Food Truck Ordinance Sept. 21

The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.

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Highlight video scholarship in memory of Riverdale standout to benefit deserving student athlete
Highlight video scholarship in memory of Riverdale standout to benefit deserving student athlete

Murfreesboro-based Recruit Reels, Inc., announced the launching of the Mitchell Maxwell Highlight Video Scholarship.

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Local first responders remember fallen family on 9/11
Local first responders remember fallen family on 9/11

Local first responders gathered on the Public Square Friday morning with the public to remember their fallen brothers and sisters as well as the many civilians who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the sacrifices of our armed forces.

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Letter to the Editor: STEM vital to students' education
Letter to the Editor: STEM vital to students' education

Something is happening in Rockvale. Students are going back to school to find new STEM curriculum at Rockvale Middle School.

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Class of '43 recalls 'Rock School' days
Class of '43 recalls 'Rock School' days

Five survive, all in their 90s, for 73rd Smyrna High reunion.

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Future of education, history of La Vergne on display as Roy Waldron Elementary dedicates new addition, renovation to 40-year-old school
Future of education, history of La Vergne on display as Roy Waldron Elementary dedicates new addition, renovation to 40-year-old school

Roy Waldron was in the home-building business for years. He estimates he built in upwards of 1,000 homes in La Vergne, but most people today know him as the namesake of Roy Waldron Elementary School.

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Murfreesboro Soccer Club hires three for key positions

Murfreesboro Soccer Club recently named Tre Arhagba director of goalkeeping, Matt Manning director of recreational soccer and Jason Finley U9-U12 technical director.

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Lawsuit claims county's negligence resulted in child's paralysis
Lawsuit claims county's negligence resulted in child's paralysis

A Rutherford County family is suing the county government claiming negligence in maintaining safe driving conditions on Midland Road where their four children sustained debilitating injuries in a 2015 crash, with one remaining paralyzed.

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Food for thought from stakeholders
Food for thought from stakeholders

Reactions given to proposed food truck ordinance

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Hounds around town
Hounds around town

Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.

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Corker tells Rutherford Republicans he'd consider a spot in Trump's Cabinet
Corker tells Rutherford Republicans he'd consider a spot in Trump's Cabinet

Despite reservations about some of Donald Trump's statements and policies, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he would likely heed a call to serve as secretary of state for the Republican presidential nominee.

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Stewarts Creek, Smyrna to honor fallen Blue Angel

Smyrna's football team will go right back into rivalry mode on Friday night when it plays at Stewarts Creek in the Kia of Murfreesboro Game of the Week.

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Bob Spivey, former mayor of Smyrna, passes away
Bob Spivey, former mayor of Smyrna, passes away

Former Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey passed away August 17, 2016.

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Week's spending approaches $1 million
Week's spending approaches $1 million

Courthouse AC, new road workers, solid waste consultants get nods.

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Knights win World Series
Knights win World Series
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Florence Road widening, new stores and more from Smyrna Town Council
Florence Road widening, new stores and more from Smyrna Town Council

The Smyrna Town Council meeting was held at the Council Chambers, 315 Lowry Street, on Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m.

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No more apartments, says commission

The dorm-style apartments already on East Main are "enough."

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TrustPoint grows and Purlingbrook lowers numbers

Hospital to double in size, while PRD reduces density of development.

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Firearm stolen from deputy's patrol car
Firearm stolen from deputy's patrol car

A thief or thieves stole a Rutherford County Sheriff's semi-automatic patrol rifle while secured in an off-duty deputy's marked patrol vehicle over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office reported.

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Mayor McFarland serving on Major League Soccer organizing committee
Mayor McFarland serving on Major League Soccer organizing committee
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'I didn't mean to kill him,' says murder defendant during 911 call
'I didn't mean to kill him,' says murder defendant during 911 call

Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.

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End of the trail for Parks & Rec chief
End of the trail for Parks & Rec chief

Farewells said as Lanny Goodwin retires after four decades in field.

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Rutherford County centenarians honored
Rutherford County centenarians honored

For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.

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DesJarlais wins against Starrett by 782 votes in Rutherford County
DesJarlais wins against Starrett by 782 votes in Rutherford County

In a Republican primary filled with acrimony, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais pulled out another win, collecting 52.1 percent of the vote in the 4th Congressional District to defeat newcomer Grant Starrett.

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Lawsuit against county, sheriff settled for $137,500
Lawsuit against county, sheriff settled for $137,500

Rutherford County and Sheriff Robert Arnold settled a lawsuit for $137,500 with a former jailer who filed suit in 2014 claiming the sheriff violated her constitutional rights by firing her - even calling her a "cancer" - after she supported another sheriff candidate.

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2035 is lookin' mighty fine
2035 is lookin' mighty fine
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National Night Out gears up across county
National Night Out gears up across county

National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention.

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A. C. Puckett says he's still learning new things
A. C. Puckett says he's still learning new things

He took drum lessons two years ago - and Spanish recently, too.

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Revitalization project to expand and define downtown Smyrna
Revitalization project to expand and define downtown Smyrna

"This is the part we get excited about... this evening we start getting into the vision of what we want to start happening and the tools we can use to get there," said Guenther.

He went on to explain that downtown Smyrna is a depot district in need of expansion.

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Jim 'n' Nick's sponsors Special Kids' camp luncheon
Jim 'n' Nick's sponsors Special Kids' camp luncheon
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Armed robbery suspect at large
Armed robbery suspect at large

At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.

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County mayor accused of neglecting security

Two cameras and a scanner worth $8,650 stolen.

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Gotta catch 'em all
Gotta catch 'em all

Pokemon Go has kids, adults, playing outside.

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Children's Orchard takes root from family's move
Children's Orchard takes root from family's move

Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.

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Early voting sites
Early voting sites

Early voting sites for Aug. 4 state and federal primaries, Rutherford County general and Murfreesboro municipal elections.

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Highland Avenue study collects public input
Highland Avenue study collects public input

Murfreesboro residents gathered at Patterson Park Community Center for the city's "visioning workshop" to discuss the future of the Highland Corridor.

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Attempt at record-breaking square dance kicked off Uncle Dave Macon Days
Attempt at record-breaking square dance kicked off Uncle Dave Macon Days

Tennessee's state dance is deeply social in nature, and with reportedly 836 people promenading around the historic courthouse, July 7 was a dance party of epic proportions.

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Snapshots: Uncle Dave Macon Days
Snapshots: Uncle Dave Macon Days

The 39th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days has come to a close, but relive the fun with snapshots from the festival.

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Police seek suspect in fatal hit and run
Police seek suspect in fatal hit and run

Smyrna Police needs the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver involved in a Sunday night crash that killed a woman driving a scooter on South Lowry Street.

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Counterfeit Percoset pills have 'deadly consequences,' says TBI
Counterfeit Percoset pills have 'deadly consequences,' says TBI

Overdoses across Middle Tennessee are being attributed to this batch of dangerous drugs.

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Candidate fundraiser held at home of Election Commission Chairman
Candidate fundraiser held at home of Election Commission Chairman

Rutherford County Election Commission Chairman Ransom Jones contends he holds no conflict of interest from a fundraising party he and his wife held for judicial candidate Ben Bennett at their Lascassas home.

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MTSU Photography Student Show gives big picture to aspiring professionals
MTSU Photography Student Show gives big picture to aspiring professionals

Photos on display at Baldwin Gallery throughout summer.

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 Al Overton named Director of Business for Murfreesboro Soccer Club
Al Overton named Director of Business for Murfreesboro Soccer Club
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Jessica Campos laid to rest
Jessica Campos laid to rest

On June 24 Jessica Miranda Campos was killed in a high speed chase on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.

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Backdoor exit a security breach?
Backdoor exit a security breach?

When Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold went out a back door at the federal courthouse the day he was arrested on a 14-count indictment, he may have slid out as the result a security breakdown.

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Reputation management in an online world panel presented by Third Coast Interactive CEO Steven Wyer
Reputation management in an online world panel presented by Third Coast Interactive CEO Steven Wyer

In today's digital world, a company's online presence is equally as important - if not more than - any brick-and-mortar location. Reviews now live online for eternity, and consumers can discover information with the click of a mouse - or more likely, the tap of a mobile screen.

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La Vergne ball players get chance to impress coaches
La Vergne ball players get chance to impress coaches

Tennessee Elite Director Roger Herrold and his team of colleagues start the planning process for Nashville's Elite Invitational softball tournament nine months in advance. "It's well worth it," said Herrold.

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New law passed concerning unlawful photography of a person for sexual gratification
New law passed concerning unlawful photography of a person for sexual gratification

Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.

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When children are charged
When children are charged

How student sex crimes affect school safety.

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Next stop, Historical Commission -- TBR votes to drop Forrest
Next stop, Historical Commission -- TBR votes to drop Forrest

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.

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MTSU student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's
MTSU student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's

Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism

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Lack of confidence in sheriff reason for cutting 19 new deputy positions
Lack of confidence in sheriff reason for cutting 19 new deputy positions

With serious qualms and reservations, the county commission's Budget & Finance Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday night to pull the funding for 19 new sheriff's deputies from the proposed 2016-17 budget.

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International dancers wow in annual Folk Festival
International dancers wow in annual Folk Festival

Folk dance troupes from three different countries arrived in Rutherford County last week to perform in the International Folk Festival.

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Blessing of the Bikes petitions Divine Providence for protection
Blessing of the Bikes petitions Divine Providence for protection

The annual Blessing of the Bikes offers anyone on wheels the opportunity to have their trike, wheelchair, scooter, moped or other similar transportation blessed while enjoying a free bike wash and learning bicycle safety from MFRD.

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Clark Maples welcomes new team member
Clark Maples welcomes new team member
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67th Annual Blackman Barbecue
67th Annual Blackman Barbecue

The 67th Annual Blackman Barbecue will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park on June 24.

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Hot Topic donates to La Vergne Fire Station
Hot Topic donates to La Vergne Fire Station

Hot Topic Tennessee Distribution Center donated more than $1,500 in electronic equipment to the La Vergne Fire Station 2 located on Waldron Road.

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Sheriff's Office is 'for the birds'
Sheriff's Office is 'for the birds'

Besides protecting humans, a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy helped rescue a distressed baby falcon Wednesday.

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Legal Aid Society reopens after arson
Legal Aid Society reopens after arson

One year after an unsolved arson wreaked havoc on the Legal Aid Society's Murfreesboro office, the workspace is in even better shape than before.

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July 2016
July 2016
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Local student athletes perform at Harbaugh Camp
Local student athletes perform at Harbaugh Camp

Local student athletes showed up to show off at Michigan Head Coach John Harbaugh's satellite football camp in Murfreesboro.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Susan Gulley 'seizes the art' in Smyrna

Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.

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70 townhomes off Fortress get nod

Planning commission recommends project to council.

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Snapshots: Tennessee Valley Pioneer Power Association's 29th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull
Snapshots: Tennessee Valley Pioneer Power Association's 29th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull
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FHU names Rutherford County students to President's, Dean's Lists
FHU names Rutherford County students to President's, Dean's Lists

Freed Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President's or the Dean's List for Spring 2016. Nineteen Rutherford County students were recognized.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days only weeks away
Uncle Dave Macon Days only weeks away
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PCC, Rutherford County 'cannot shield' themselves from lawsuit, says judge
PCC, Rutherford County 'cannot shield' themselves from lawsuit, says judge
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Heating up the dance floor in the 'Boro
Heating up the dance floor in the 'Boro

NDC hosts seventh annual ballroom championships at Embassy Suites.

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'Summer's here, and the time is right...'
'Summer's here, and the time is right...'

Year's first Friday Night Live brings jazz to dance to or simply relax you.

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The (air) show goes on
The (air) show goes on

"This is pretty intense. I didn't expect it to be this intense," said first-time Smyrna air show visitor Donald Miltenberger of Murfreesboro, gazing into the sky beside his son Michael, 9, at the spectators' fence.

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 Freed-Hardeman University awards degrees to Rutherford County graduates
Freed-Hardeman University awards degrees to Rutherford County graduates

Five Rutherford County students were among the approximately 250 graduates who received degrees Saturday, May 14, at Freed-Hardeman University.

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United Way to 'Stuff the Bus' with back to school kits for students
United Way to 'Stuff the Bus' with back to school kits for students

Fifth annual drive benefits Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.

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Six1Five to tap into 'Boro sports scene
Six1Five to tap into 'Boro sports scene

Six1Five, a Mt. Juliet-based sports training company making athletes faster and stronger from age 7 to the professional ranks, is bringing its game to Murfreesboro.

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Marine captain killed in Blue Angel crash
Marine captain killed in Blue Angel crash

"Just after three o'clock today we received a call from dispatch that there had been an accident involving a plane," Smyrna City Manager Harry Gill told press Thursday afternoon. "It was in fact a Blue Angel that went down, and there was one fatality."

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Cutting number of SRO positions proposed
Cutting number of SRO positions proposed

Turning School Resource Officers at Rutherford County grade schools into patrol deputies by assigning SROs to each cover two schools -thereby freeing up about seven deputies - is being considered by the county Budget & Finance Committee

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Blue Angel aircraft crashes in Smyrna
Blue Angel aircraft crashes in Smyrna

A Navy Blue Angels jet doing maneuvers in advance of this weekend's Great Tennessee Air Show has crashed in a field off Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley near Smyrna Airport, LaVergne Police reported.

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Bar Association brief backs defendants in PCC case
Bar Association brief backs defendants in PCC case

An American Bar Association legal brief backs the defendants who sued Rutherford County and Providence Community Corrections claiming they were trapped in an unconstitutional probation system for years because they couldn't afford the costs.

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Two night Boro Art Crawl in June
Two night Boro Art Crawl in June

In honor of the Tennessee Arts Commission's annual conference taking place in Murfreesboro this year, the Boro Art Crawl will occur for two nights in June.

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Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner
Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner
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Warning: Zika virus hits Middle Tennessee
Warning: Zika virus hits Middle Tennessee

Rutherford County health officials have reported the first case of Zika in our county. This is the third confirmed cases in Tennessee.

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Conflict-of-interest law counts commissioners out of voting
Conflict-of-interest law counts commissioners out of voting

Rutherford County officials are trying to figure out a new conflict-of-interest law affecting county commissioners, a measure likely to impact the voting of several who are retired county employees or have spouses who work for the school system.

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Memories fill heart, mind of 100-year-old WW II vet
Memories fill heart, mind of 100-year-old WW II vet

Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.

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2016 Smyrna Rotary Scholarship Recipients
2016 Smyrna Rotary Scholarship Recipients
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June 2016
June 2016
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Several Rutherford nonprofits participating in 'The Big Payback'
Several Rutherford nonprofits participating in 'The Big Payback'

The countdown is on for Middle Tennessee's largest online giving day, The Big Payback.

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STEM Summit gets messy at Blackman High School
STEM Summit gets messy at Blackman High School

Blackman High School freshmen got their hands dirty Tuesday at Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee's STEM Summit.

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'Memory care' coming to Adams Place
'Memory care' coming to Adams Place

Planning Commission recommends approval of facility on existing campus.

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Goff to challenge Rep. White in November
Goff to challenge Rep. White in November

Weary of "the train wreck" in Tennessee's General Assembly, Wilson Elementary School teacher Becky Goff says she's running for the state House 37th District seat.

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Cope resigns amid insider trade allegations
Cope resigns amid insider trade allegations

The Nashville Business Journal is reporting Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope resigned in April as a director of Pinnacle Financial Partners amid alleged insider trading connected with a proposed acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings.

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Smyrna seeks feedback on long-term road improvements
Smyrna seeks feedback on long-term road improvements
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Jordan joins Senate race
Jordan joins Senate race

Rutherford County resident Gayle Jordan, a political newcomer, is carrying the Democrats' banner into the race for Senate District 14 this fall.

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Eric Ellis to undergo mental evaluation
Eric Ellis to undergo mental evaluation

Ellis charged with first-degree murder in death of Kimberly Allen

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Man arrested over restroom cameras in Smyrna
Man arrested over restroom cameras in Smyrna

Smyrna Police have arrested a man for privacy violations in connection with photos and video footage of females taken inside restrooms at Volunteer Park on 8th Avenue.

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'Vote anywhere' under new pilot project
'Vote anywhere' under new pilot project

A "vote anywhere" bill touted as super-convenient quietly passed the Tennessee General Assembly this week, allowing Rutherford Countians to choose any polling place in the county to cast their ballots, beginning in 2018.

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Community Care hires new administrator
Community Care hires new administrator

The Community Care Board of Rutherford County has hired Terri Bodkins to oversee the county-operated nursing home after its former administrator resigned in the wake of a $548,500 federal penalty.

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Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting
Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting

March 31 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singh Bar and Restaurant in reference to a shooting.

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Police seek suspect in Smyrna shooting
Police seek suspect in Smyrna shooting

Smyrna Police have issued a description of a man believed to be involved in a shooting that critically injured a man in the parking lot of Singh Bar and Restaurant early Thursday.

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Police investigate Smyrna shooting
Police investigate Smyrna shooting

At approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singha Bar and Grill at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane in reference to a shooting.

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Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County
Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County

NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.

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Smyrna Pawn break-in results in deadly crash
Smyrna Pawn break-in results in deadly crash

One person believed to be involved in an attempted burglary at Smyrna Pawn and Gun was killed in a crash when police chased the suspects' vehicle early Monday morning.

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April's Boro Art Crawl features seasoned and emerging artists
April's Boro Art Crawl features seasoned and emerging artists

The Boro Art Crawl is developing into an opportunity to view the work of established and emerging artists from Rutherford and surrounding counties.

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Arrest made in Smyrna homicide
Arrest made in Smyrna homicide

On Friday, March 25, Smyrna Police responded to 230 Branch Trail in reference to a deceased female, Kimberly Allen, age 45, located inside of the home.

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Countdown to The Big Payback starts now
Countdown to The Big Payback starts now

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee now accepting registrations.

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Banquet celebrates Bradley Academy history
Banquet celebrates Bradley Academy history

Jason McGowan can remember his late grandfather, Willie McGowan, working tirelessly - mornings and nights - on the campaign to restore Bradley Academy, leaving him to wonder "Why?"

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Letter to the Editor: Possum Trot, a place called home
Letter to the Editor: Possum Trot, a place called home

Does Possum Trot exist in Rutherford County? Of course it does. We just had the "Possum Trot Community" sign erected.

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'Mt. Trashmore' casts smelly shadow over community
'Mt. Trashmore' casts smelly shadow over community

'I think the Walter Hill area has had enough,' Pearcy said.

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School board plans to charge rental fees
School board plans to charge rental fees

Policy gets first nod to set uniform rates for use of facilities

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Board fears voucher bill may still pass

'It's nearly that time when legislature suspends rules'

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Crash! went the online testing
Crash! went the online testing

'County schools were prepared, but that didn't help'

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Gammon lawsuit lays it all out
Gammon lawsuit lays it all out

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Robert Arnold, claiming he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activity.

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Parents sue county, sheriff and others over son's injuries
Parents sue county, sheriff and others over son's injuries

Assaulted by his cellmate, Robert Lee Johnson now severely disabled.

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'Boro feels the Bern at the Block
'Boro feels the Bern at the Block

The room was packed Wednesday night at the Block, but the crowd wasn't there for a band. They were there for the "Bernstorm."

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Sheriff speaks after possible drive-by
Sheriff speaks after possible drive-by

"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.

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City breaks ground on Miracle Field
City breaks ground on Miracle Field

The city of Murfreesboro and Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, officially broke ground and launched Miracle Field at SportsCom last week.

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Rutherford ribbon cuttings
Rutherford ribbon cuttings
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Uncle Dave Macon Days to put city, county 'on the map'
Uncle Dave Macon Days to put city, county 'on the map'

Last Tuesday morning Uncle Dave Macon Days organizers thought a record breaking square dance on the Square would be Wednesday's big announcement. Late that afternoon, they found out they were wrong.

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Letter to the editor: Bring the blue for WKU
Letter to the editor: Bring the blue for WKU

Murfreesboro, it's that time of year again: basketballs are swishing into hoops all across the country, and basketball is catching fire once again in the 'Boro.

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2015 set the stage for busy 2016
2015 set the stage for busy 2016

Bye, bye, 2015. You were a very good year for Rutherford, according to county and school officials including Mayor Ernest Burgess and Director of Schools Don Odom.

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County officials explore renewable solution to landfill problem
County officials explore renewable solution to landfill problem

Rutherford County is in the early stages of planning for a waste-to-energy facility designed to turn garbage into power or fuel as an option to dispose of trash when Middle Point Landfill runs out of space.

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Fire destroys historic home in Eagleville
Fire destroys historic home in Eagleville

Rutherford County Fire and Rescue assisted Eagleville Fire Department with a two-story house fire in the 900 block of South Main Street in Eagleville, just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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Good advice for parents as hoops season begins
Good advice for parents as hoops season begins

Each year I usually write a column about sportsmanship, fans and parents -- especially parents.

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OPINION: We all have a stake in middle Tennessee's future transportation plans
OPINION: We all have a stake in middle Tennessee's future transportation plans

Between 2010 and 2040, Rutherford County's population is projected to increase by 135 percent from 251,000 to 592,000 residents, second only to Williamson County.

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Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list
Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list

The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.

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Bank robber still at large
Bank robber still at large
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'Remembering Rutherford' highlights local lore

Historian Greg Tucker will bring his "Remembering Rutherford" column on local history to The Murfreesboro Post beginning on Monday, Oct. 19.

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Delegation opposes gas-tax increase

Rutherford County's entire legislative delegation promised to oppose a gas-tax increase despite a backlog of $259 million unfunded road projects here.

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Vandy ticket sales lagging for MTSU game
Vandy ticket sales lagging for MTSU game

People who think an MTSU-Vanderbilt football game guarantees a sellout at Floyd Stadium may have to consider the variables, as well as advance sales.

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Depot Days in downtown Smyrna
Depot Days in downtown Smyrna
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Art studio facilities for Motlow students
Art studio facilities for Motlow students
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County to pay off Walter Hill fire station
County to pay off Walter Hill fire station

The Walter Hill Volunteer Fire Department became part of the Rutherford County Fire Department this summer, but when it did, the county also became responsible for Walter Hill's debts.

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Community Calendar 8.31
Community Calendar 8.31
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Bomb threat at Holloway High School
Bomb threat at Holloway High School

Holloway High School students were evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was received about 11:15 a.m., officials said.

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Four bomb threats reported across region
Four bomb threats reported across region

Holloway High School evacuated, Central Magnet and Homer Pittard Campus School also briefly locked down.

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Rutherford County residents selected for upcoming Leadership Middle Tennessee class

Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.

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Bomb threat at La Vergne High School
Bomb threat at La Vergne High School

Sheriff's school resource officers and La Vergne Police searched La Vergne High School Monday after receiving a bomb threat inside the school.

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Prep Roundup: Blackman tops McCallie in thriller
Prep Roundup: Blackman tops McCallie in thriller

The Blackman Blaze edged McCallie 44-42 in a game that went down to the wire on Friday night at the Inferno.

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County's state highways 'need $259 mil'
County's state highways 'need $259 mil'

Rutherford County faces a $259 million problem with a lack of funding for highway construction, but the problem isn't with the county budget.

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Smyrna holds off La Vergne 16-13

The Smyrna Bulldogs continued their dominance over La Vergne on Friday night, as their defense come up big in the fourth quarter to preserve a 16-13 victory.

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County settles software dispute for $250k
County settles software dispute for $250k

Child support, bonding checks 'went unissued' due to glitches.

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Ethics attorney hired for advising costs county $5,396
Ethics attorney hired for advising costs county $5,396

A Shelbyville attorney who advised the Rutherford County Ethics Committee in a complaint on Sheriff Robert Arnold is charging the county nearly $5,400 for his work.

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Black Fox bomb threat one of seven in state
Black Fox bomb threat one of seven in state

'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'

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Rockvale resident responds to Rep. Womick
Rockvale resident responds to Rep. Womick

A Rockvale man whose same-sex marriage was legitimized in Tennessee by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision says state Rep. Rick Womick's actions in the aftermath "encourage discrimination" and "fan the proverbial flames of bigotry."

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Local centenarians of Rutherford County honored
Local centenarians of Rutherford County honored
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Woman complaining of noisy neighbors charged with disorderly conduct

An eastern Rutherford County woman is facing a misdemeanor in an unusual neighborly feud.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital adds five new board members

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital recently announced the addition of five members to its board of directors.

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Three arrested for card fraud
Three arrested for card fraud

Three suspects were charged with credit card fraud after they allegedly possessed fake gift cards and credit cards during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.

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New schools are Smyrna-bound
New schools are Smyrna-bound

Board buys Rocky Fork Road site

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Eight county students among ETSU grads
Eight county students among ETSU grads

Congratulations, graduates.

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Local centenarians to be honored
Local centenarians to be honored

Honoring Rutherford County residents who have lived 100 years or more.

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'Stuff the Bus' deadline approaches
'Stuff the Bus' deadline approaches

There is still time to collect school supplies for children in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Blackman standout could face criminal charges

Former Blackman High School and University of Tennessee football standout Jauan Jennings could face criminal charges after an alleged incident at a graduation party

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Miss Tennessee appearing at Stewarts Creek pageant
Miss Tennessee appearing at Stewarts Creek pageant

Stewarts Creek Middle School will hold its second annual fundraising pageant Saturday, May 16, for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

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Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna
Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna

Topre America, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, is set to invest $53.8 million in a Smyrna facility and create 105 jobs to serve the Nissan plant.

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Nissan launches 2015 Maxima in Smyrna
Nissan launches 2015 Maxima in Smyrna

SMYRNA - Nissan unveiled its eighth-generation 2015 Maxima Tuesday with the TSU marching band playing, technicians cheering and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hailing the plant's impact on Tennessee after he helped bring it here more than three decades ago.

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Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private business

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Bill Sharp sent dozens of emails to and from his sheriff's office account for a year and a half to operate a private training and consulting company - many of them for sheriff's-sponsored events.

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Smyrna Police paid sheriff's major for training seminar
Smyrna Police paid sheriff's major for training seminar

Smyrna Police paid $1,300 in 2014 to Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Sharp's private company for officer training at a sheriff's-sponsored seminar at the county's Emergency Management Agency building, records show.

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Special Kids Race raises more than $127,000
Special Kids Race raises more than $127,000

The Special Kids Race announced Tuesday, March 31, that the 4th annual event raised more than $127,000 for the children served by local nonprofit Special Kids.

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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in north Rutherford stabbing incident
UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in north Rutherford stabbing incident

A Readyville man arrested in connection with stabbings at a March 22 bonfire north of Smyrna faces an attempted murder charge, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported.

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UPDATE: Nissan to invest $160M in supplier park to land 1,000 jobs
UPDATE: Nissan to invest $160M in supplier park to land 1,000 jobs

NASHVILLE - Tennessee, Smyrna and Nissan officials unveiled plans today for a $160 million supplier park to be built at the automotive manufacturer's assembly plant with designs on creating more than 1,000 jobs.

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Blackman football, Riverdale girls basketball fill coaching vacancies

Two high-profiled high school coaching jobs were filled on Tuesday with the naming of David Watson as new Blackman High football coach and Wendi Scott as Riverdale High girls basketball coach.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Police capture shooting suspect; weapon and drug charges filed
UPDATE: Smyrna Police capture shooting suspect; weapon and drug charges filed

Smyrna Police apprehended a suspect wanted in connection with a March 14 shooting and filed a litany of charges against him involving drugs and weapons.

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MTSU men knock off ODU, advance to C-USA semis
MTSU men knock off ODU, advance to C-USA semis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee upset third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52 in the Conference USA Quarterfinal to advance to its third-straight conference semifinal on Thursday afternoon.

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Mt. Juliet woman killed in Smyrna crash
Mt. Juliet woman killed in Smyrna crash

A Mt. Juliet woman was killed and two other people injured in a Thursday night crash when her car broke down on Sam Ridley Parkway, police reported.

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Blackman boys season ends in state semifinals

The Blackman boys' basketball team's season comes to an end in the Class AAA semifinals, 58-43, against Memphis Hamilton today at the Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. The Blaze finish the season at 25-7, while the Wildcats improve to 15-16 and they will meet Brentwood High for the Class AAA title tomorrow.

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Smyrna placing new restrictions on alternative lenders
Smyrna placing new restrictions on alternative lenders

SMYRNA - The Town Council is putting new restrictions on lending businesses to stop them from bunching up and potentially causing a negative impact on property values, officials say.

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Riverdale's Barrett resigns as girls coach
Riverdale's Barrett resigns as girls coach

Riverdale's girls basketball coach Cory Barrett, already suspended for next season, has resigned his position with the school.

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Blackman boys win state opener

The Blackman boys basketball team defeated Maryville 66-44 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of BlueCross Boys Championships at Murphy Center.

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Blackman boys defeats Maryville in state quarters

The Blackman boys' basketball opened up its defense of the Class AAA state championship this afternoon with a commanding 65-45 win over Maryville inside the Murphy Center on the MTSU Campus during the quarterfinals of the 2015 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships. The Blaze were making their fourth consecutive state tournament.

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Smyrna council eyes lending business restrictions
Smyrna council eyes lending business restrictions

Smyrna's Town Council is prepared to put new restrictions on lending businesses in response to community concerns that they could have a negative impact on property values, officials say.

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Candle Wishes Foundation helps families get active

Are you getting healthy and fit in 2015? Bring your family along for the ride and register for the Candle Wishes Family 5K, a new and unique race in Murfreesboro scheduled for April 11 at 9 a.m., presented by Godwin Custom Homes.

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Glad to see February finally come to an end
Glad to see February finally come to an end

All jobs have difficulties, and most people have it rougher than I. With that said, being a Rutherford County School Board member, a sportswriter, a frequent sports radio guest and a fan as well was really tough in February.

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Allen Kinzer: I will miss an avid fisherman, best friend
Allen Kinzer: I will miss an avid fisherman, best friend

During the last couple of weeks, I have experienced the ups and downs of life. Some of the ups included being named the new sports reporter for our sister paper, The Cannon Courier. At the same time, I have been dealing with the sudden loss of a Godly fellow, Allen Kinzer, who taught me how to be a better man through Jesus and fishing.

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Oakland and Blackman girls meet for state championship

Coming into this week's TSSAA girls state basketball tournament inside the Murphy Center, most local fans looked at the Class AAA bracket and hoped for an Oakland/Blackman championship game. Well, they got their wish as both of them won its semifinal games today. Oakland defeated Bearden 63-54, while Blackman knocked off Morristown West, 60-40.

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Lady Blaze win title in double OT over Lady Pats
Lady Blaze win title in double OT over Lady Pats

The 2015 Class AAA girls' basketball title game between city rivals Oakland and Blackman today proved why Rutherford County might have some of the best girls' basketball in the state. The Lady Blaze won its second consecutive title this time in double overtime, 58-54 at the Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. It was the fifth meeting between the programs this season with BHS winning all five, including today.

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Final: Oakland girls 59, Bartlett 31
Final: Oakland girls 59, Bartlett 31

The Oakland girls basketball team defeated Bartlett 59-31 in the quarterfinals of the BlueCross Girls Basketball Championships on Wednesday at Murphy Center.

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Oakland and Blackman girls advance in state quarters

The TSSAA girls state basketball tournament started today at the Murphy Center with two local teams, Blackman and Oakland, playing in the Class AAA quarterfinals. Both squads came away with dominating wins to advance to Friday's semifinals. Oakland defeated Bartlett 59-31, while Blackman beat Mt. Juliet 58-48.

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Blackman, Oakland, Cannon Co. girls reach state tourney
Blackman, Oakland, Cannon Co. girls reach state tourney

Three area girls basketball teams punched their ticket to the TSSAA girls state tournament on Monday night.

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Blackman boys returning to state tournament
Blackman boys returning to state tournament

The Blackman boys basketball team will have the opportunity to defend the TSSAA Class AAA state championship.

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Oakland expected to name Creasy new football coach
Oakland expected to name Creasy new football coach

Oakland Principal Bill Spurlock is expected to name Trousdale County's Kevin Creasey as its next football coach for the Patriots at a press conference Wednesday at 9 a.m.

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Region 4-AAA games postponed Wednesday

The four Region 4-AAA semifinal games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed until Thursday. Games were scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Smyrna High School.

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Smyrna, Riverdale coaches suspended through 2015-2016 year
Smyrna, Riverdale coaches suspended through 2015-2016 year

Director of Schools Don Odom has suspended both head coaches of the Smyrna and Riverdale girls basketball programs from their coaching duties for the remainder of the current school year and the entire 2015-2016 school year. Their potential for coaching after the 2015-2016 school year will be evaluated annually.

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Riverdale, Smyrna girls removed from postseason
Riverdale, Smyrna girls removed from postseason

Riverdale and Smyrna girls basketball teams have been removed from the Region 4AAA tournament. The ruling came from the TSSAA after both teams tried to throw the district tournament consolation game.

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MTSU men's basketball team makes it three wins in a row over WKU

The rivalry is back between MTSU and WKU. The men's basketball teams celebrated 100 years of hatred today at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders made three wins in a row over the Hilltoppers, 68-66 in the team's first meeting in two seasons.

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Potts nails eight treys as MTSU defeats Marshall

The MTSU men's basketball team was back in action today with a special matinee against Marshall at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders were looking to end a three-game losing streak, while the Thundering Herd were hoping to extend a three-game winning streak. The losing streak is over as the Blue Raiders win 90-51.

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Stewarts Creek band to perform at Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

The Stewarts Creek High School band has been selected to represent Tennessee in performances commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and in the Waikiki Holiday Parade, which will be held in 2016.

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Lytle keeps on volunteering in Smyrna ... at age 93!
Lytle keeps on volunteering in Smyrna ... at age 93!
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Smyrna man killed in head-on crash

A Smyrna man was killed and two other people were injured Tuesday night in a head-on collision on Nissan Drive, Smyrna Police reported.

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Blackman wrestler killed in early Sunday crash

A Blackman High School wrestler was killed early Sunday and his friend injured when their car crashed on I-24 near the Waldron Road exit.

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Smyrna woman indicted in death of underweight infant

A Smyrna woman purported to be an adult entertainer has been indicted and arrested in connection with the death of her infant son who died of starvation and dehydration 10 months ago.

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Oakland football coach McDaniel leaving

Oakland football coach Thomas McDaniel has resigned his post to accept the job at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis.

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1974-75 MTSU team one for the ages
1974-75 MTSU team one for the ages
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Christiana girls, Rockvale boys win middle school titles

Christiana hosted the 22-team Middle School Tournament last week.

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Raymond hits late three to give Blue Raiders win over 49ers

The MTSU men's basketball team looked to continue its winning ways Saturday (Jan. 24) at home against Charlotte after Thursday's impressive victory over Old Dominion. It was another key Conference USA game as the Blue Raiders came from behind to win 72-69 over the 49ers.

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RCMSAA 2014-15 JV Basketball Tournament Schedule

JV Tournament Bracket

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County to hire one of four construction manager candidates
County to hire one of four construction manager candidates
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Rocky Fork interchange project on hold

Smyrna leaders say construction of a Rocky Fork Road interchange at I-24 is vital to the town's economy and traffic flow.

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West Jefferson project still awaiting funding

Smyrna leaders are trying to thaw out the widening of West Jefferson Pike, a major road project that is designed to improve safety and bolster economic development but still awaits construction funding.

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Blue Raiders men's basketball team defeats FAU

The MTSU men's basketball team hoped to finish the three-game home stand with another win. The Blue Raiders hosted Florida Atlantic tonight inside the Murphy Center in a key Conference USA matchup and soundly defeated them 83-58 to improve to 9-7, 2-1 on the season.

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Statement issued concerning Tuberculosis case at Smyrna High School

Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.

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MTSU falls to UAB to open C-USA Play

The road to Birmingham started Sunday for the MTSU men's basketball team as it hosted the team from the city, UAB, in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Both teams came in well-rested and each played tough non-conference schedules to prepare for this moment, but Blue Raiders fell to the Blazers 54-today at Murphy Center.

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MTSU heads into Holiday Break with win over TSU

In its final home game of 2014, the MTSU men's basketball team welcomed an old in-state foe back to the Murphy Center in Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders were looking to sweep the two home games this weekend. MTSU defeated TSU 65-47 today inside the Glass House.

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Lady Raiders heads into the break with win over UCF

The MTSU women's basketball team returned home for its final home game of 2014 today against UCF. The Lady Raiders were looking to get back on track after two consecutive losses on the road to Kentucky and South Dakota State. MTSU defeated UCF 79-57 today at the Murphy Center.

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MTSU welcomes UTC back to the Murphy Center

For the first time since Nov. 25, the MTSU men's basketball team returned to the Murphy Center to renew an in-state rivalry with Chattanooga for the first time since 2005. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after losing at Oklahoma State on Monday night. MTSU defeated 68-58 in the first of two home games this weekend for MTSU.

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Smyrna Police offer $6,000 reward in murder case

The Smyrna Police Department announced Thursday, with the support of the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Smyrna and the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers, they are offering a $6,000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Danny Wright.

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Tech-Nissan groundbreaking held for $35 million center
Tech-Nissan groundbreaking held for $35 million center
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Black Fox sweeps City School basketball titles
Black Fox sweeps City School basketball titles

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Lady Blaze win matchup of nation's Top 10 teams over Lady Pats

Rutherford County has been lucky during the last three years by having some of the best girls high school basketball action in the nation.

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Jones scores career high as MTSU knocks off Xavier

For the second home game in a row, the MTSU women's basketball team faced a team from the Power Six conferences, this time it was against Xavier from the Big East. The Lady Raiders were hoping for its third win in a row so far this season and they got it with another dominating 90-68 victory today over the Musketeers.

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Black Fox sweeps MCS basketball tournament titles

The best Murfreesboro City School basketball players in the area met on the hardwood tonight at Cason Lane to decide a champion for 2014. It was a matchup of the two top teams in both boys and girls in the city with Black Fox facing Scales for both titles. Both programs came into the title game as the top two seeds in each division. By the end of the night, Black Fox swept both titles.

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Groundbreaking set Monday for Smyrna tech college

Construction is set to start this month on a $35 million Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna, a partnership for training Nissan workers and Tennessee students, officials confirmed.

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MTSU men's basketball defeats Northern Arizona, 65-53

The MTSU men's basketball finished up its four game home stand to begin the 2014-15 against Big Sky opponent, Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Blue Raiders chop down the Lumberjacks 65-53 tonight inside the Murphy Center.

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Basketball season has arrived

Despite what you haven't read elsewhere, basketball has begun and hundreds of hoopsters are playing at numerous levels all over the county

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Cold shooting dooms MTSU men's basketball team in loss

The MTSU men's basketball team season opening home schedule continued tonight at the Murphy Center against an old foe, Murray State. The Blue Raiders were hoping for an improved performance against one of the favorites in the Ohio Valley Conference. However, they did not get it as the Racers (1-1) defeated the Blue Raiders, 68-49.

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The Dow Jones was soaring for the Lady Raiders

The MTSU women's basketball team hosted Miami (Fla.) tonight at the Murphy Center. It was the first home game of the season for the Lady Raiders, and they was looking for its first win of the season. They got it thanks to Lady Raider junior guard Brea Edwards three-pointer from the corner with 34 seconds left in the game to break a 48-48 tie and sophomore guard China Dow added two free throws to help them defeat the Hurricanes 53-48.

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The Dow Jones was soaring for the Lady Raiders

MTSU women's basketball team picks up first win of the season 53-48 over Miami. Junior guard Brea Edwards hits a three with 34 seconds left in the game to break a 48-48 tie. Former Riverdale star and sophomore forward Olivia Jones and sophomore guard China Dow combined for 35 points in the win.

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MTSU opens 2014-15 season with win over Ohio Valley

The MTSU men's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 against Division II foe Ohio Valley tonight at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after a disappointing exhibition loss to Martin Methodist on Monday night. It was closer than what people thought it should have been, but MTSU pulled out the victory 77-60.

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MTSU men fall in basketball exhibtion, while Lady Raiders win

Both the MTSU men's and women's basketball teams finished off exhibition action tonight at the Murphy Center. The men faced Martin Methodist and lost 76-67 in shocker, while the women hosted UAH winning 75-50. The season starts for real for both teams on Friday night.

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Lady Raiders open exhibition season with easy win over in-state rival

The 2014-15 MTSU women's basketball team opened its season with an exhibition game against in-state foe f Martin Methodist (NAIA).

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Chesterfield, Blythe make their mark in the MYFL
Chesterfield, Blythe make their mark in the MYFL

When Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.'s Murfreesboro Youth Football League began practice for its 2014 season, 9-year old Ni'kiah Chesterfield, one of two girls in the MYFL, said she just wanted to be half as good as the boys in her division.

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Hollingshead challenging Reed in Smyrna mayoral race
Hollingshead challenging Reed in Smyrna mayoral race

Smyrna's mayoral race is pitting one of the town's political veterans against a relative newcomer.

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Rutherford County spotlighted by ConventionSouth Magazine

Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine's Editors' Picks for the 2015 South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list.

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Smyrna Bean Dinner benefits sight, seniors

Longtime Smyrna Lions Club members Don Young and Ed Garner are busy harvesting beans in preparation for this Fall's Friday annual Bean Dinner (Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) that benefits the Smyrna Senior Citizen Center and the club's Sight Conservation Program.

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The Memphis Belle: A ride of a lifetime
The Memphis Belle: A ride of a lifetime

Thump, thump. Thump, thump. Thump, thump. I could hear my heartbeat in my ears as I sat buckled in my seat ready for the ride of a lifetime.

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Early voting for Nov. 4 election opens Wednesday

Early voting opens Wednesday and continues through Oct. 30 for Rutherford County voters participating in the Nov. 4 state, federal and municipal elections.

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MTSU newcomers will be key to success in 2014-15
MTSU newcomers will be key to success in 2014-15

The MTSU men's basketball team looks to continue its recent success this season

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Grizzlies rank high in 2014 Ultimate Standings

ESPN the Magazine just released its 2014 Ultimate Standings in its latest issue. It ranked all 122 teams from the four major professional sports in several categories. It was a mixed bag for the three teams in the Volunteer state.

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Smyrna Ready Mix acquires Metro Ready Mix
Smyrna Ready Mix acquires Metro Ready Mix

Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC., a concrete manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville (Tennessee) based concrete manufacturer and construction materials company.

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August home sales rise 8 percent in county

August home sales in Rutherford County jumped 8 percent over last year’s mark, and closings have increased 5.5 percent for 2014, even as prices rose, showing overall improvement in the market’s health.

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Blackman, Oakland youth teams forge rivalry
Blackman, Oakland youth teams forge rivalry

The rivalry between the two programs has become one of the best in Rutherford County.

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Rockvale Elementary principal arrested for buying crack cocaine
Rockvale Elementary principal arrested for buying crack cocaine

Rockvale Middle Principal Donald “Donnie” Johnson was arrested on Friday (Aug. 29) for allegedly buying crack cocaine from a woman at a pharmacy on Cason Lane.

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Federal-Mogul to add 135 jobs in Smyrna
Federal-Mogul to add 135 jobs in Smyrna

Federal-Mogul officials announced this week the company will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna and create 135 new jobs in Rutherford County.

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$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna
$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna

Construction continues on Smyrna Housing Authority’s new $6.25 million complex for senior housing known as Stewarts Creek Manor at 11263 Old Nashville Highway.

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MTSU soccer, volleyball teams look to bounce back
MTSU soccer, volleyball teams look to bounce back

MTSU is back in session this week, so it means all of the fall sports on campus are in back in action.

 

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MTSU women release 2014-15 schedule
MTSU women release 2014-15 schedule

Defending Conference USA Champions Middle Tennessee will face a challenging non-conference slate and play 18 league games, as announced by head coach Rick Insell and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro on Wednesday.

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Young boy drowns in pool

A 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned during a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, sheriff’s officers said.

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Property Assessor's Office to use grant for new vehicles
Property Assessor's Office to use grant for new vehicles

The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.

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Rutherford County election results
Rutherford County election results

Rutherford County election results

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Man shot, killed in Smyrna

Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Road in Smyrna at approximately 7:00 Thursday morning.

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Property Assessor’s Office to use grant for new vehicles
Property Assessor’s Office to use grant for new vehicles

The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.

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August means it’s time to get local sports going

It all starts this month. August is when school opens and hundreds of student-athletes begin practice in earnest. Do you ever wonder what the sports year will hold? Certainly there will be surprises. Numerous student-athletes and entire teams will overachieve and, regrettably, some will underachieve.

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Blue Raiders take part in Special Kids’ Camp Ability
Blue Raiders take part in Special Kids’ Camp Ability

During the past few seasons, the MTSU men’s basketball team has played in the NCAA and NIT tournaments. However, one of the biggest thrills comes when the Blue Raiders help out in the community. Last Wednesday, the team and the cheerleaders visited the Special Kids organization as part of the Camp Ability summer camp.

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Inside the race: Q&A with mayoral candidates
Inside the race: Q&A with mayoral candidates
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Smyrna man survived coal mines of youth
Smyrna man survived coal mines of youth

What if Loretta Lynn had written about a coal miner’s son instead of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – a song she penned and performed in 1970 that helped launch her to international stardom as a country music singer?

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Murfreesboro Detective receives Crime Stoppers award

Detective Tommy Massey was recently recognized at the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers annual awards ceremony. Detective Massey was selected to represent the Murfreesboro Police Department as the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year because of his involvement in two cold case homicide investigations.

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Blackman’s Pierce signs with Motlow basketball

Blackman High made history last season as one of the few Tennessee teams to sweep both the boys and girls basketball state titles in the same year.

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‘Scott’s Arrows for ALS’ walk scheduled Sept. 27
‘Scott’s Arrows for ALS’ walk scheduled Sept. 27

Archery competitors are teaming up to help their beloved coach fight ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Scott Reed started the archery program at Christiana Elementary School and Buchanan Elementary Archery in 2010 and the Christiana Middle School team in 2013. He guided the Christiana Elementary teams to state and national competitions with two state champions and two runners up at Christiana Elementary and one state champion at Buchanan.

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Recent Blackman graduate killed in shooting
Recent Blackman graduate killed in shooting

A recent graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro is dead following a shooting in Nashville. The shooting occurred at a TigerMart convenient store in south Nashville.

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TYBA state tourneys begin at Barfield Park
TYBA state tourneys begin at Barfield Park

Some of the best youth baseball teams from the southeast gathered at Barfield Crescent Park for the 2014 TYBA State Tournament starting this past weekend.

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MTSU’s Rowe was a model student-athlete
MTSU’s Rowe was a model student-athlete

Record-setting former Lady Raider forward Ebony Rowe is no longer in school, but she is still earning awards.
Earlier last week, Conference USA named her Female Athlete of the Year after her performance both on and off the court. It could not have happened to a better player or person.

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New life breathed into Smyrna ‘Depot District’
New life breathed into Smyrna ‘Depot District’

How do you think “Chicken Pike” got its name? When Smyrna was truly a small town with less than 2,000 residents in the 1930s, trains stopped here at least two times daily.

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Armour, Coggin among winners in Blackman Barbecue straw poll

Sheriff candidate Dale Armour topped incumbent Sheriff Robert Arnold in a straw poll Friday at the Blackman Barbecue, and state House candidate Adam Coggin picked up a resounding win.

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Formerly on hold, Westlawn project about to take off

The western part of the city could be on the verge of an economic boom ignited in part by Westlawn, a project mixing commercial and residential development that’s about to revive after years on hold.

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‘Starting your own Business’ seminar July 10

MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on July 10 from 306 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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Haley Road Recycling Center operates under new guidelines

Effective July 4, 2014, The Rutherford County Solid Waste Department will now have new hours of operation at the Haley Road Recycling Center in Murfreesboro.

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ESPN2 to televise Oakland-Blackman football game

The Oakland-Blackman football game will be televised Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. The two teams were to play Week 9 of the football season instead of Week 0, but that was changed after ESPN showed interest in broadcasting the game.

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Former Riverdale standout Walker named Powerade Player of Week

Located in Lafayette, La., the Cane Cutters are a part of a six-team Texas Collegiate League that is regarded as one of the top summer circuits in the nation and features some of the nation’s top college players.

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation to host Flick N’ Float for July

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a free outdoor movie at SportsCom’s “Boro Beach” outdoor pool on Wednesday, July 9. Bring your own float for the pool or a blanket to watch poolside.

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Hutson, Young trial scheduled for July 30-31
Hutson, Young trial scheduled for July 30-31

Circuit Court Judge David Bragg set trial for July 30-31 in the assault and kidnapping case against a Rutherford County commissioner and two businessmen charged with choking, burning and threatening a partner in a ticket-selling deal that went awry.

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Car burglary suspect caught

Burglary and theft charges were filed against a 16-year-old boy accused of breaking into multiple cars early Monday on Ridgewood Drive and Buzzard Branch Drive near Christiana, a sheriff’s deputy said.

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MTSU Aerospace partners with Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna
MTSU Aerospace partners with Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

MTSU was the presenting sponsor for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team. And about 25 faculty and students worked a display tent about the Aerospace Department that featured two training aircraft. The air show continues Sunday.

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Tennessee Rampage crowned 7-8 county champions
Tennessee Rampage crowned 7-8 county champions

The Rutherford County Recreation Department crowned its youth baseball and softball champions this past weekend at the various sites around the area.

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MTSU athletics unveils new marketing theme
MTSU athletics unveils new marketing theme

MT athletics has unveiled #TRUE as its marketing theme for next season, a more consistent and distinctive advertising concept that will be used by all 17 teams and also connects to the University’s ongoing “I am True Blue” brand.

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Barry Buckley of Wilson Bank and Trust receives Rutherford Impact Award
Barry Buckley of Wilson Bank and Trust receives Rutherford Impact Award

Wilson Bank & Trust Regional President Barry Buckley was among the local honorees who received a Rutherford County Impact Award from the Nashville Business Journal recently.

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MTSU student run EMC wins nation’s top award
MTSU student run EMC wins nation’s top award

MTSU is well-known for having one of the top Electronic Media Communication programs in the nation, especially when covering sports.

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Property assessor introduces new employee handbook
Property assessor introduces new employee handbook

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell introduced an employee handbook Thursday night that gives workers in his office the opportunity to have him removed through a grievance process.

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County Commission budget hearing Tuesday

The Rutherford County Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday on a $480.5 million spending plan for fiscal 2015.

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Simply Smyrna Celebration - Music and Arts Festival To Celebrate Smyrna’s Historic Revitalizing Project
Simply Smyrna Celebration - Music and Arts Festival To Celebrate Smyrna’s Historic Revitalizing Project

The Town of Smyrna in conjunction with Carpe Artista and SIMA announces the Simply Smyrna Celebration. This family friendly summer festival will take place Friday June 13th from 5pm -10pm and will be the official kickoff celebration for the Town of Smyrna’s revitalization project.

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Rutherford County Recreation schedule

The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.

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X Games showcases extreme sports action

History was made this past weekend at X Games 20 in Austin, Texas. What started out as a dream back in 1995, when ESPN decided to give these extreme sport athletes a chance to compete in a Olympic-style event became a reality in Rhode Island.

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Massaro ‘very pleased’ with MTSU athletic program
Massaro ‘very pleased’ with MTSU athletic program

With the 2013-14 athletic year concluded, Massaro likes what he sees, especially coming out of the program’s first year in Conference USA.

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Oakland High rugby team wins state championship
Oakland High rugby team wins state championship

MTSU squad makes national round of 16

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First season in C-USA a solid success for MTSU

MTSU’s first athletic season in Conference USA met with mixed results, but for the most part the Blue Raiders were more than competitive. The Blue Raider football team went 8-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play and earned another bowl berth. Expectations should be high next season.

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MTSU women’s basketball set camp dates

The MTSU women’s basketball program will host three team camps on June 4-6, June 16-18 and June 18-20.
Cost per team is $150. Cost for players who commute is $50, cost for players who commute plus meals is $110 and cost for overnight campers is $185.

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Sports Scoreboard and Schedule 5/26/14
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Rutherford County Recreation schedule

The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.

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MTSU’s Gotcher qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

Freshman Samantha Gotcher of the MTSU women’s golf team qualified Tuesday afternoon for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, becoming the second Blue Raider in program history to qualify for the tournament.

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Spring Fling flies smoothly with aid of volunteers
Spring Fling flies smoothly with aid of volunteers

Another Spring Fling came and went last week when more than 4,000 high school athletes competed for state championships in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track at various venues in Murfreesboro.

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Committee approves County Fire and Rescue budget
Committee approves County Fire and Rescue budget

Rutherford County’s budget committee approved a $1.89 million budget last week for the County Fire and Rescue Department, including funds to pay volunteers who undergo training and certification.

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Christiana takes first at Science Olympiad Tournament
Christiana takes first at Science Olympiad Tournament

Christiana Elementary and Middle schools sent 24 students in third to six grade to compete in the Seventh Annual Science Olympiad Tournament hosted by MTSU’s Dr. Pat Patterson at John Pittard Elementary School May 3.

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Spring Fling a great event for our community

Spring Fling starts Monday May 19 at 9 a.m. at the Dean Hayes Track and Field Complex at MTSU.

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MTSU puts the student first in student-athletes

Once again, the MTSU athletic department showed it puts the student in student-athlete as all 17 sports on campus passed the multi-year Academic Progress Rate for the fifth consecutive year.

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County track to be well represented at Spring Fling

Some of the top high school track and field athletes in the state had one more chance on May 13 to qualify for the upcoming TSSAA Spring Fling at the sectional meet at Riverdale.

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Rutherford County Government launches new website design

The Rutherford County Government has launched a new website viewable at rutherfordcountytn.gov. Improvements are intended to make the site easier to navigate with better routes to get citizens where they need to go, with lots of new content and with improved mobile device access.

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Gunshot victim by deputy had weapon returned by RCSO in previous dispute

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office returned a weapon to the man who was shot May 6 in a confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy three years after investigating a previous domestic dispute at his West Jefferson Pike home, according to the sheriff’s office.

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First-degree murder case bound to grand jury
First-degree murder case bound to grand jury

A first-degree murder charge in connection with a purported methamphetamine drug robbery was bound over to the grand jury today.

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Sports Scoreboard and Schedule 5/12/14
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Blackman will miss Vick’s vision and leadership

Blackman High will surely miss retiring Principal Gail Vick. In every area, especially sports, Gail showed great leadership.
The former player and coach was careful and patient in selecting coaches, and then supportive when she hired someone. She did something almost all effective leaders do – she listened to her staff, did her research and made a solid decision. The success of BHS in just about every area can be traced to Vick’s leadership.

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A mother’s love is still the greatest gift of all

Mother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday, and what a great day it is every year. However, it should be Mother’s Day every day. There is nothing like the love of a mother, and how often do we see it at the ballpark, football field, tennis court, golf course, basketball gym, etc.?

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TBI releases name of deputy who shot domestic violence suspect

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.

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Vasquez to speak at Heritage Center May 15

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will host a discussion with Dr. Antonio Vásquez on “Life Along the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs”.

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Burgess defeats Evans for county mayor; Arnold beats Asbury
Burgess defeats Evans for county mayor; Arnold beats Asbury

County Mayor Ernest Burgess soundly defeated challenger Jimmy Evans while Sheriff Robert Arnold rolled past former Deputy Chief Bob Asbury in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

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Flower show at Oaklands May 30

Summer Under the Oaks, a standard flower show and presented by the Garden Lovers Club, will hold an event on May 30 from 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at Maney Hall/Oaklands Historic House and Museum on 900 N. Maney Ave.

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Stewarts Creek wins hard-fought county softball title

The Rutherford County middle school softball tournament got off to a great start at Oakland Middle last week. Oakland got the No. 1 seed with Stewarts Creek at 2, Blackman at 3, Rock Springs at 4, Siegel at 5 and Rockvale at 6.

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Patterson, Rowe take top honors at Raiders Choice Awards
Patterson, Rowe take top honors at Raiders Choice Awards

Men’s golfer Brett Patterson and women’s basketball star Ebony Rowe were the big winners at the third annual Raiders Choice Awards.

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Murfreesboro Parks and Rec offers Start Smart program
Murfreesboro Parks and Rec offers Start Smart program

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has introduced a new program to its already long list of year round activities for the residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 5/5/14
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Murfreesboro All-Star Weekend features top prep talent

The second annual Murfreesboro All-Star Weekend finished up Sunday with the best local high school basketball stars playing each other in the All-Star game matching the North Boro against the South Boro at 5:30 p.m. at Blackman.
The weekend also included a celebrity game on Friday, May 2, and skills competition and many other events on Saturday, May 3, honoring the talent here in the area.

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Rutherford County 4-H Horse Show May 10

The annual Rutherford County 4-H Horse Show will be held at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro on May 10 at 9 a.m. The rain date will be May 17.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 4/28/14
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Bowman focusing on upcoming C-USA Championships
Bowman focusing on upcoming C-USA Championships

Former Middle Tennessee Christian School and current MTSU track and field junior middle distance runner Asa Bowman is currently in the final phase of his junior season as the Conference USA outdoor championships are approaching.
Bowman competed at the Coach O Invitational this past weekend.

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NHL is the best postseason in professional sports

Spring is in the air, the weather is warming up and the coldest game in the world, the NHL, is in the middle of the postseason. Sixteen teams from two conferences are playing for the hardest trophy to win in sports, The Stanley Cup. There are several reasons why I believe the NHL has the best postseason in all of professional sports.

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Defense shines as MTSU wraps up spring drills
Defense shines as MTSU wraps up spring drills
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Guess it’s time to start dealing with instant replay

I’m not certain about instant replay despite considerable public support for it. Replay and I got off to a rough start when Redskins Hall of Fame receiver Art Monk caught a TD pass in a long ago Super Bowl. Replay showed he was out of bounds. Washington won anyway, but I sensed trouble.

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Oakland Youth Football league hosting meet and greet

The Oakland Youth Football league will be hosting a meet and greet at the Oakland High School indoor facility on Saturday.

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Trio of MTSU athletes named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Trio of MTSU athletes named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

Three MTSU student-athletes were tabbed 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars last week, as announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard for 4/21/14
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What about the Redskins?

The controversy about whether the Redskins name is racist or not continues to boil over and even the President weighed in on the side of at least considering a change. His opinion doesn’t matter but mine does.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 4/14/14
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Rising above the addiction
Rising above the addiction

 

Former basketball star Herren tells story at First Shot banquet Thursday at MTSU.

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‘The Rookie’ to speak at annual Steak & Burger
‘The Rookie’ to speak at annual Steak & Burger

 

Jim Morris will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club’s 27th annual Stake & Burger Dinner on May 8.

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Middleton shines at McDonald’s annual All-American Game
Middleton shines at McDonald’s annual All-American Game
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Dawbarn seeks re-election for Register of Deeds
Dawbarn seeks re-election for Register of Deeds

 

Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6.

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Journeys celebration scheduled for April 24

 

Journeys in Community Living will hold its celebration on April 24, with MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis serving as guest speaker.

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Woman motorist who struck child charged with vehicular assault
Woman motorist who struck child charged with vehicular assault

The woman motorist who is accused of hitting Clifton Braunwalder and his mother Sondra was released from jail after posting bond early Friday morning, by mid-morning, she was back behind bars on new charges.

Tina L. Wilson, 33, was originally charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, but shortly after posting bond, State Troopers filed a warrant charging her with vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault. According to the Booking Department at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, she is being held without bond.

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2014 Women’s Final Four comes to Music City
2014 Women’s Final Four comes to Music City

 

Starting today, history will be made at the 2014 Women’s Final Four for many reasons. For the first time in the event’s existence, Nashville is the host city for this year’s tournament.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 4/7/14
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Something needs to be done about basketball officiating

 

Now that local basketball is over, I’ve just got to write something about officials. We’ve got to do something, but I don’t know what.

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Two men accused in shooting, robbery have case bound over
Two men accused in shooting, robbery have case bound over

 

Charges against two men arrested in connection with a September 2013 robbery and shooting on Mt. Tabor Road in Christiana have been bound over to the grand jury.

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Journeys celebration scheduled April 24

Journeys in Community Living will hold its celebration on April 24, with MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis serving as guest speaker.

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Clark won't return as Lady Raiders assistant
Clark won't return as Lady Raiders assistant

Middle Tennessee women's basketball head coach Rick Insell announced that assistant coach Alysha Clark will not return for the 2014-15 season. Clark, whose contract ends on April 22, will return to the WNBA's Seattle Storm.

"Alysha has been a valuable asset to our program as a student-athlete and most recently as a coach," said Insell. "She has made the decision to focus on her professional career. I have no doubts that she will return to coaching once her pro career is complete. I thank Alysha for her outstanding work this past season as our assistant coach."

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Jones selected for All-Star game during Final Four weekend

 

Senior Shawn Jones of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (24-9, 13-3 C-USA) will participate in the 2014 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tuesday morning.

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Local General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon accused of threatening grocery store clerk
Local General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon accused of threatening grocery store clerk

 

Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon has been accused of threatening a 16-year old. The incident was said to have unfolded at Jr’s Foodland, according to a Murfreesboro Police report filed on Friday.

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Blackman comes from behind to defeat Riverdale

On a perfect evening for baseball, Riverdale and Blackman faced off in a huge District 7-AAA matchup at the Reservation on the Riverdale campus tonight. As both teams were looking to catch Siegel at the top of the District 7-AAA standings. Blackman came from behind with three runs in the final inning to win 5-4.

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Insell: Loss in NCAA tourney doesn’t overshadow MTSU’s 2013-14 season
Insell: Loss in NCAA tourney doesn’t overshadow MTSU’s 2013-14 season

 

The 2013-14 season for the MTSU women's basketball team came to an end on March 23 with a 55-36 loss in the first round of the 2014 Women's NCAA Tournament to Oregon State.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 3/31/14
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Oakland baseball earns split over Riverdale

District 7-AAA is one of the toughest in the state in all sports as every game is important no matter a team’s place in the standings. Whoever wins the district is usually in contention for a state title. However, in baseball, Riverdale has ruled the district the past couple of years, but Tuesday night it fell at Oakland 4-1 at Mack Hawks Field.

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Oregon State whips Lady Raiders
Oregon State whips Lady Raiders
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Blue Raider seniors leave as program’s winningest class
Blue Raider seniors leave as program’s winningest class

 

The MTSU men's basketball team played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation, and it clinched a share of the Conference USA title in its first year in the league.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 3/24/14
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Blackman did what most people didn’t anticipate

 

Hopefully you followed the Blackman boys through the state tournament on line with David Hunter’s excellent coverage that was posted just minutes after each game.

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Lady Raiders back in Big Dance, headed for Seattle
Lady Raiders back in Big Dance, headed for Seattle
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Stewarts Creek High students test simulator for distracted driving
Stewarts Creek High students test simulator for distracted driving

 

Stewarts Creek High School senior Angel Hollenbeck “flipped out” when she drove a simulator designed to show what happens with distracted driving.

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Blackman girls wrap up great year with state crown

 

I hope you saw David Hunter’s online coverage of the Blackman girls’ 55-46 semifinal win over Mt. Juliet and also the 65–44 championship game win over Memphis Ridgeway on Saturday.

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Rowe, Jones take C-USA top honors
Rowe, Jones take C-USA top honors

 

A pair of MTSU players racked up more accolades, as announced by Conference USA last week. Senior Ebony Rowe was tabbed the C-USA Player of the Year, while Olivia Jones earned Freshman of the Year honors. The Player of the Year honor is the first for Rowe in her four-year collegiate career.

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Blackman, Siegel boys play tough first-round games at state
Blackman, Siegel boys play tough first-round games at state

 

The first-round win for the Blackman boys was their first state tournament win in history after a three-point loss in 2012 and one-point loss last year. The time that Blackman coach Barry Wortman spent in preparation was obvious, and it paid off in a 72–63 win over talented, powerful and pre-tournament favorite Memphis Hamilton. It was much closer than nine points.

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Sports Schedule and Scoreboard 3/17/14
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Blackman wins second state basketball title in two weeks

The Blackman boys’ basketball team’s dream season came to an end today at the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA title game against Oak Ridge. It was a storybook finish as the Blaze won its second state title in two weeks, 60-58 over the Wildcats. The Blaze finished the season with a 28-6 record.

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Blackman advances to title game over Brentwood

The Blackman boys’ basketball team looked to continue its historic performance at the 2014 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA semifinals against Brentwood today at the Murphy Center. Last year, the Bruins knocked the Blaze out of the tournament with a last second shot. Blackman was hoping for some revenge and a trip to the state title game, which they received with a 47-41 win.

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Dangerfield named Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year

CHICAGO (March 13, 2014) — In its 29th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman High School as its 2013-14 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

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MTSU women hold off UAB in C-USA tourney
MTSU women hold off UAB in C-USA tourney

EL PASO, Texas - Conference USA Player of the Year Ebony Rowe posted a double-double with game highs of 29 points and 15 rebounds as top-seeded and No. 20/22 ranked MTSU defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 69-59, in the 2014 C-USA Championship quarterfinals on Thursday morning at UTEP's Memorial Gym.

The Blazers trailed by as many as six in the second half and rallied to tie the score at 50-all on a layup by Khoria Newman with 7:32 left in the contest. On the ensuing possession, however, Blue Raiders' forward KeKe Stewart buried a 3-pointer from the left wing to give Middle Tennessee the lead for good.

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MTSU's Jones C-USA Player of Year
MTSU's Jones C-USA Player of Year

EL PASO, Texas - Senior Shawn Jones of the MTSU men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named the 2013-14 Conference USA Player of the Year as announced by the league office Wednesday.

This marks the first time in school history the Blue Raiders have swept conference player of the year honors for both the men's and women's teams as Ebony Rowe was named C-USA Women's Basketball Player of the Year earlier this week.

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Blackman boys make school history with state tourney win

The 2014 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA boys’ quarterfinals opened up with this morning with the Blackman Blaze trying to erase history. Coming into the game, the Blaze had been to the tournament twice before, but it was knocked out in the first round. Today, it faced Memphis Hamilton at the Murphy Center and history was made with a 72-63 win today. The Blaze head into the semifinals on Friday at 10 am against Brentwood.

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Season ends for Siegel at the state tournament

Once again, the Siegel boys’ basketball team returned to the TSSAA BlueCross Class AAA State Tournament for the seventh time in short history of the program. Its opponent, Arlington (28-4) made its first ever trip to the Elite Eight. The Stars wanted to finally make the title game, but the journey ended today with 86-80 loss against the Tigers.

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MTSU senior point guard Knight named to C-USA Defensive Team

 

Senior Tweety Knight of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.

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MTSU senior forward Jones named to All-CUSA first team

Senior Shawn Jones of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the All-Conference USA First Team as announced by the league office Monday morning.

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Remember youth sports are supposed to be fun

 

It won’t be long before are baseball, softball and soccer fields will covered with exuberant kids anxious to open their respective seasons.

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Dotson’s Stars earned their ticket to state

 

In front of a crowd of just over 600, which included a large Siegel Nation, the Stars (31-1) beat a good Walker Valley team 69–41 on Monday night at Siegel.

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Blackman boys rebuild, roar back to state

 

The Blackman boys (25–6) did something that doesn’t often happen in sectionals. They won on the road with a 69–55 win over a tough Stone Memorial squad (27–7) in Crossville on Tuesday night.

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MTSU squads enter C-USA tourney on an upswing
MTSU squads enter C-USA tourney on an upswing
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Blackman continues Rutherford County Tradition

The Blackman girls’ basketball team made history today with the school’s first ever state title in any sport with a 65-44 win over Ridgeway in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Class AAA title game at the Murphy Center. It is also the fourth time in the last five seasons, a girls’ basketball team from Rutherford County has won the state title.

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Rutherford County Schools mourns the passing of School Board member Helen Blankenship
Rutherford County Schools mourns the passing of School Board member Helen Blankenship

 

Officials with Rutherford County Schools were saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Rutherford County Board of Education member Helen Blankenship.

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BRAA sponsoring bus trip to UAB


 

The Blue Raider Athletic Association will be sponsoring a bus trip for the MTSU men’s basketball game at UAB on Thursday, March 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Region 4-AAA boys, girls tournaments didn’t disappoint

 

What an amazing Region 4-AAA high school basketball tournament. On the first night, all four of our 7-AAA girls teams won.

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Non-conference schedules toughen up MTSU squads
Non-conference schedules toughen up MTSU squads
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Election Coverage: List of candidates running

Here is a quick list of the current candidates running for office in the upcoming elections.

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MTSU basketball teams sweep senior day

Today was a special day for 13 seniors on both the MTSU men’s and women’s basketball team as it said goodbye to the Murphy Center in winning fashion.

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Sports Scoreboard for 2/24/14
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Winning high school, middle programs come in cycles

 

These things always run in cycles. I hear that all the time in regard to teams that win or lose a great deal.

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MTSU's Jefferson doubles his pleasure
MTSU's Jefferson doubles his pleasure

 

Wide receiver now a Blue Raider point guard

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Youth Basketball League Scoreboard
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MTSU wins its fourth game in row
MTSU wins its fourth game in row

The MTSU women’s basketball team made it four wins in a row with a 75-36 victory over Marshall tonight at the Murphy Center. With the win, the Lady Raiders stay in first place in the Conference USA standings.

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Blackman area schools put on Code Yellow 'Alert' for brief time

 

Blackman area schools were briefly placed under Code Yellow “Alert” Friday morning after reports of a nearby domestic disturbance.

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4 area standouts finalists for TSSAA awards

 

Four area prep basketball standouts were honored on Friday when they were named Miss and Mr. Basketball finalists, as announced by the TSSAA.

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COMMUNITY MATTERS: Ways you can give back to community

The following organizations offer Murfreesboro residents the opportunity to give back to their community.

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Blue Raiders wins seven games in a row after beating Southern Miss

On a day in which the MTSU basketball program honored it legends, it was a legendary performance by this season’s Blue Raiders as it knocked off Southern Mississippi 81-64 on Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center. It was a matchup between two of the top teams in Conference USA. The Blue Raiders extended its winning streak to seven in a row.

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Scoreboard from 2/13/14
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Christiana girls cap off 24-0 season with sectional title

An exciting Middle School basketball season is finished. Christiana Middle finished 24–0, which means, of course, coach Cory Bransford’s Lady Cougars won the regular season, the Christmas Tournament, the league tournament, and the sectional.

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MTSU duo share bond that goes back to high school
MTSU duo share bond that goes back to high school
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MTSU celebrates Mardi Gras with win over Tulane
MTSU celebrates Mardi Gras with win over Tulane

The MTSU men’s basketball team celebrated Mardi Gras tonight at the Murphy Center against Conference USA foe, Tulane. The Blue Raiders (18-7, 8-2) made it six wins in a row with a 71-44 victory over the Green Wave (13-12, 5-5) on Thursday night. 

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Lady Raiders get back on track with win over Rice

The MTSU women’s basketball team returned to its winning ways after defeating Rice 65-54 on Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center. The game was also a special one for the program as it honored that battling breast cancer as part of the Play4Kay event. The Lady Raiders won pink jerseys during the game in memory of the ones who have dealt with cancer.

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Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect
Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect

Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.

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Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti
Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti

At age 18, Breanna Haskins is a veteran international Christian missionary.

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JORDAN: MTSU point guards 'heart and soul' of teams

 

Question: Can you identify the best player on your team and are they always the “heart and soul” of your team? The answer is ... maybe.

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TBI agent jumps into race for sheriff
TBI agent jumps into race for sheriff

Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.

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Sheriff's Office employee to run for County Commission

Midland resident Steve Spence, a longtime Rutherford County law enforcement official, is seeking the 8th District seat on the Rutherford County Commission, according to a press release.

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Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients
Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients

Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.

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WOODY: Athletes owe it to fans to speak up
WOODY: Athletes owe it to fans to speak up

When I read that the NFL had fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for refusing to talk to the media during the regular season, I had one reaction: good.

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Lady Raiders move up to No. 21 in latest AP Poll

Middle Tennessee women's basketball moved up four spots to No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Monday.

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Domino's prepped for busy Super Bowl
Domino's prepped for busy Super Bowl

Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.

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JORDAN: Trash talking sure gets old

In 1889 when first lady Frances Cleveland left the White House after  President Grover Cleveland had been defeated for re–election, she famously told the staff not to change the curtains and furniture because she would be back in four years.

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HUNTER: Play4Kay game special for Lady Raiders
HUNTER: Play4Kay game special for Lady Raiders

This was a banner week for the MTSU women’s basketball team.

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A dedicated Cannon Lions fan
A dedicated Cannon Lions fan

Womack competed despite severe handicap

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Womick appointed to Tenn. State Guard
Womick appointed to Tenn. State Guard

State Rep. Rick Womick was appointed this week to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place.

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Blue Raiders grind out win over ODU

Tonight was a special night for the MTSU men’s basketball team.

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Accreditation committee approves Motlow interim report

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report.

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LOGUE: Defending Sherman's rant makes no sense
LOGUE: Defending Sherman's rant makes no sense

The rationalizations of Richard Sherman’s behavior by some members of the chattering class are rather interesting.

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HALE: MTSU golf coach steps up for children in need
HALE: MTSU golf coach steps up for children in need

MTSU men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow is good people.

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MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area
MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area

Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.

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Bringing communities together through recreation

Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.

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Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'
Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Springhouse Theatre Company, located at 14119 Old Nashville Highway, will present Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," beginning next month.

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Rowe earns Capital One Academic All-District honors
Rowe earns Capital One Academic All-District honors

MTSU's Ebony Rowe earned first team Capital One Academic All-District honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

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MTSU-Southern Miss baseball game on TV

The Middle Tennessee baseball team will play at Southern Miss in a nationally-televised game on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Mayercik resigns from Sheriff's Office

Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is a running against Sheriff Robert Arnold, has resigned from his job at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office amid an internal inquiry.

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District attorneys launch initiative to increase school safety
District attorneys launch initiative to increase school safety

District Attorney General Bill Whitesell is working with law enforcement officers, school principals and guidance counselors to combat school violence by identifying warning signs among teens, as part of a new initiative that is being launched statewide.

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New middle school champs to be crowned Thursday

The Middle School Basketball Tournament got underway at Blackman Middle on Saturday with six games, three of which were won by the lower seeded teams.

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New CEO of StoneCrest named
New CEO of StoneCrest named

Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.

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HALE: Rowe to leave an unbelievable legacy
HALE: Rowe to leave an unbelievable legacy

Although women’s basketball has continued to grow the past decade, it hasn’t always been the most popular sport in terms of being followed by men.

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United Way names new board officers

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.

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Breaking News: MTSU ranked in Top 25 for first time since 2009

Lady Raiders ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2009, and Southern Miss game has been postponed because of weather

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying theft suspects

Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.

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Part II: Night people keep communities safe
Part II: Night people keep communities safe

Public safety personnel crucial as region grows

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Fire causes $25K in damages to barn
Fire causes $25K in damages to barn

A heater and a heat lamp too close to objects apparently caused a storage barn to ignite, resulting in about $25,000 in damages Wednesday morning in Christiana, said Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Broad Street intersection work begins

Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.

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Goolesby named Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

Oakland High School senior Brooklyn Goolesby addressed her peers and an attentive crowd at the annul Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County Youth of the Year luncheon on Saturday.

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Rowe breaks Lady Raider all-time scoring record

Lady Raider senior forward Ebony Rowe became MTSU’s all-time leading scorer with 2,158 points Saturday at the Murphy Center.

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JORDAN: Siegel boys keep dominating District 7-AAA

I had a look at the girl’s regular season Sunday and said that not much had changed from my original guess at the final positions and seeding for the District 7-AAA tournament.

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County students compete in state bowling tourney

The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.

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The story of the circuit rider

From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County.

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Kennedy vying to be next sheriff

Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.

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Pedestrian killed near MTSU campus
Pedestrian killed near MTSU campus

Police investigating fatal crash

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Blackman-Oakland boys basketball game to be televised live

The Blackman-Oakland boys basketball game slated for Friday, Jan. 24, at Blackman will be televised live on MyTV30 at 8 p.m. as part of its High School Hoops broadcasts.

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Neighborhood Watch brings communities together

Residents partner to combat crime

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HUNTER: Home has been sweet for MTSU squads

In the 40 years that the Murphy Center has been open, both the MTSU men's and women's teams have enjoyed a lot of success inside the “Glass House.”

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Body builders to battle bull riders
Body builders to battle bull riders

What chance do a bunch of cowboys have against a group of mixed martial arts fighters and body builders?

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Fifth Third Bank names new county executive

Bob Gerard has been named the new Rutherford County executive for the Tennessee affiliate of Fifth Third Bank, company officials announced Friday.

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Privately purchased hydrant comes to rescue
Privately purchased hydrant comes to rescue

A fire hydrant purchased by neighbors helped firefighters with the Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department combat a blaze inside a detached garage Wednesday on Orchard Park Drive, said Fire Chief Larry Farley.

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Arnold to run for re-election
Arnold to run for re-election

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.

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Amazon looking to fill 500 positions

Amazon.com Inc. is actively hiring for more than 500 full-time positions with benefits starting at its fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, company officials recently announced.

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MTSU set for 1st Conference USA road swing

The MTSU men’s basketball team will test its mettle this week as it hits the road for the first time in Conference USA play.

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StoneCrest welcomes new lab director
StoneCrest welcomes new lab director

Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.

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Annual Nashville boat show opens Thursday

The Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow for recreational boaters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts is preparing to launch in its new home – the Music City Center – from Thursday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 26.

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Oakland student overcomes odds to reach bowling tournament
Oakland student overcomes odds to reach bowling tournament

Bowling is a family affair for the Shattucks, and Oakland High senior standout Jackie Shattuck recently qualified for this week’s 2014 TSSAA Girls State Bowling Tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center.

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Jordan will not seek re-election

Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.

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Murfreesboro Basketball League tips off 2014 season
Murfreesboro Basketball League tips off 2014 season

The Murfreesboro Basketball League tipped off its 2014 season last weekend.

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INSIDE SPORTS: Wild ride lies ahead in girls 7-AAA race

The games are coming faster and faster as area teams get ready for the district tournament at Siegel High School.

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Charges against Murfreesboro accountant dismissed
Charges against Murfreesboro accountant dismissed

All charges against a retired accountant accused of mismanaging nearly $1 million in retirement funds have been dismissed following the death of the alleged victim in the case.

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Melton vying for another term
Melton vying for another term

Gerald L. Melton has announced that he has decided to seek re-election as a public defender for the 16th Judicial District of Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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HALE: King one of those special coaches

There are all types of high school basketball coaches.

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Blue Raiders defeat UTSA

MTSU started a new home winning streak as it bounced back from Thursday’s loss with an 80-56 win over UTSA tonight at the Murphy Center.

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Oakland’s King going into TSSAA Hall of Fame
Oakland’s King going into TSSAA Hall of Fame
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Smyrna police identify victim in murder-suicide

Authorities have identified the victim murdered Thursday by a man who allegedly killed himself moments after shooting her to death inside a Village Lake Drive residence.

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Blue Angels prepare to soar
Blue Angels prepare to soar

Team makes practice run at Smyrna Airport

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HALE: Blue Raiders notch big victory in conference debut

It’s very rare to win a college basketball game when your opponent out rebounds you and shoots 60 percent from the field in your own gym.

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Knight looks to continue family tradition
Knight looks to continue family tradition

His real name is Trantell Knight, but everyone within the Blue Raider men's basketball program refers to him as “Tweety.”

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General worried helicopter units might fly away

Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory

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BREAKING NEWS: Stewart leaving MTCS as football, baseball coach

Middle Tennessee Christian School is looking for a new football and baseball coach.

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MTSU winning streak ends

The MTSU men’s basketball team continued Conference USA play tonight against longtime member of the league, UTEP.  UTEP came out on top, 63-54 snapping the Blue Raiders 25 game home conference winning streak.

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Oakland dance team takes home top honors

The Oakland High School dance team won several awards Saturday at the Ameri-Dance Music City Championship in Nashville.

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JORDAN: Middle school tournaments almost here

One of my favorite weeks in local sports is almost here. The middle school basketball tournament begins next week at Blackman Middle with six games on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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Lady Raiders extend winning streak to 13 after defeating UTEP

The top two women’s basketball teams in Conference USA, MTSU and UTEP met on the Murphy Center hardwood tonight, and it lived up to the billing. The winner on this night was MTSU 69-58.

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Fire damages home on Old Woodbury Highway
Fire damages home on Old Woodbury Highway

Fire caused heavy damage to a mobile home about 4:15 p.m. Monday on Old Woodbury Highway.

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MMC leader named Business Person of the Year
MMC leader named Business Person of the Year

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.

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Residents escape injury from stray bullets

Four people escaped injury when several men who were target shooting allegedly fired rounds toward them Wednesday near Christiana, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff's Office sponsoring Project Reality Check program

Youths experiencing discipline issues with parents or trouble at school might consider getting a free reality check beginning in February at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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HALE: Biggio gets raw deal for 2nd straight year

Some people in this profession continue to amaze me, particularly those who are fortunate to vote on the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Lady Warrior greats to be remembered

A few years ago, Riverdale High School formed a Girls Basketball Hall of Fame that inducts new members every two years.

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Dynamic Lady Raider duo enjoying success
Dynamic Lady Raider duo enjoying success

MTSU freshmen Olivia Jones and Ty Petty have already made a statement during their first season with the Lady Raiders.

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History of Smyrna slave revealed

Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit

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Learning to wait on God
Learning to wait on God

New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience

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Unleash your inner rock star at music camp

Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.

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Businessman announces bid for county seat

Local businessman Rusty Dallas has announced his candidacy in the Republican Party primary for Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office.

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Blue Raiders win 1st Conference USA game in overtime

The Blue Raiders first Conference USA basketball game Saturday had a little bit of everything.

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MTSU alumnus wants others to get a Gulley Grip

Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout

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Relief from cold snap arrives
Relief from cold snap arrives

Temperatures on the rise following arctic blast

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Chamber names Hood Business Legend of Year

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.

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Islamic Center cemetery proposal approved

The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved Wednesday a request for a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following more discussion of the issue.

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Lawyer jumps into district attorney race

Attorney Chuck Ward announced Tuesday he has decided to run for the Republican Party nomination in the district attorney race.

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Groundhog Day Luncheon set for Feb. 4

The 39th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.

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Blue Raiders open Conference USA play against UAB
Blue Raiders open Conference USA play against UAB

It’s finally time for the real contenders in the Conference USA men’s basketball race to emerge.

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Bour Charity Classic golf tournament set for May

Officials with the Bour Charity Classic have announced the inaugural Bour Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 20, at Indian Hills Golf Course.

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Lady Raiders win first C-USA game

MTSU began its journey Wednesday in the Conference USA with its 11th consecutive win on the season over former Sun Belt Conference foe North Texas 86-42 at the Murphy Center.

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Schools to remain closed Tuesday

All Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the extremely cold weather that has swept across Tennessee.

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Police identify 2nd suspect in hotel shooting
Police identify 2nd suspect in hotel shooting

Authorities have named a second suspect wanted in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just a few days before Christmas.

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MTSU faces tune-up before C-USA play begins
MTSU faces tune-up before C-USA play begins

MTSU’s men have one final tune-up on Tuesday night at Tennessee State before they open Conference USA play at home against UAB on Saturday afternoon.

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Lady Raiders rolling as C-USA play begins
Lady Raiders rolling as C-USA play begins

Women to face off against North Texas

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INSIDE SPORTS: Plenty of must-see district play set for January

Assuming no weather delays, here are the District 7-AAA high school basketball games you simply cannot afford to miss in January.

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WOODY: Another silent season for Superspeedway

Middle Tennessee's biggest 2013 racing story was no story.

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Police officer vying for county seat

A veteran police officer announced Friday that he has decided to run for the District 17 seat on the Rutherford County Commission during the upcoming elections slated for later this year.

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HALE: Blunt's apology should be good enough
HALE: Blunt's apology should be good enough

If you’re a college athlete in this day and age, you’re constantly under a microscope.

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HUNTER: Youth sports continue to soar across county

Now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the great youth sports moments from last year.

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Year in review: MTSU celebrates quest for success
Year in review: MTSU celebrates quest for success

University marks 2013 accomplishments

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HALE: MTSU fails to take advantage of opportunities
HALE: MTSU fails to take advantage of opportunities

The burning question going into Monday’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl was whether or not MTSU could handle the relentless option attack of Navy.

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A perfect 10 for the Lady Raiders

The MTSU women’s basketball team started off 2014 the same way it finished out 2013 -- with a win.

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United Way collecting baby items

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host its inaugural Community Baby Shower in January 2014 to benefit at-risk families in the area.

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Let there be light
Let there be light

A look back at electricity in Rutherford County

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Police make arrest in hotel shooting case
Police make arrest in hotel shooting case

A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just days before Christmas.

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Funds being raised for kid battling cancer
Funds being raised for kid battling cancer

Karate school selling shirts for local student

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HALE: Motivation no problem for Blue Raiders

With so many bowl games (35) available for your viewing pleasure during the holidays, you often get a mixed bag when it comes to the product on the field.

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HUNTER: Winter Olympics just days away

Believe it or not, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are less than two months away from taking place in Sochi, Russia. Team USA will be hoping for the same success like it had in Vancouver four years ago.

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INSIDE SPORTS: Siegel boys look to be best in District 7-AAA

Last week, we looked at pre-2014 girls basketball in 7-AAA. This week, let’s look at the boys.

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Mowins calls MTSU bowl game for ESPN

MTSU’s football team will take the field against Navy for the 2013 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday morning.

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Local gymnast wins all-round crown
Local gymnast wins all-round crown

Tristen C. Sanders, a 15-year-old Murfreesboro gymnast and Olympic hopeful, captured first place on the all-around score recently at the Get a Grip Invitational in Pelham, Ala.

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New year brings back memories of hog killing

The new year seems like a good time to reflect.

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Retired officer donates pet rescue kits to firefighters

The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.

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Honoring America's heroes at Armed Forces Bowl
Honoring America's heroes at Armed Forces Bowl

MTSU to face Navy next week

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Navy football remains simply one of the elite

Beat Army. It’s a rallying cry for the U.S. Naval Academy, which recently continued its dominance in the century-plus-old rivalry by securing its 12th straight win over the Black Knights.

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Hughes served community well
Hughes served community well

When I think of Oakland High School football, I immediately think of Ray Hughes.

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Lady Raiders gain more steam with 8th straight win

Just as the Lady Raiders were about to tip off the season, many fans had concerns.

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Children of inmates get special Christmas treat
Children of inmates get special Christmas treat

Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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Murfreesboro department racks up awards
Murfreesboro department racks up awards

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers recently received a total of 21 awards at the 2013 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association Conference held in Chattanooga.

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Counselor bidding for County Commission seat
Counselor bidding for County Commission seat

A local attention deficient disorder life coach and counselor recently announced that he is running for the Republican Party nomination in the 9th District Rutherford County Commission primary slated for May 2014.

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Lady Raider recognized for giving back
Lady Raider recognized for giving back

Johnson nominated for Allstate Good Works Team

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INSIDE SPORTS: Riverdale still team to beat

It’s likely past time to evaluate the 7-AAA girls basketball teams, so let’s get started before the teams get fully into district play.

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United Way adds to staff

Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.

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Lady Raiders win 8 consecutive games in a row

The MTSU women’s basketball team finished out the final home game of 2013 with its eighth consecutive win on the season with 59-44 win over South Dakota State on Saturday at the Murphy Center. It was matchup between two of the top mid-major programs in the country, and both teams last game before the Christmas break.

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Deputy receives statewide award
Deputy receives statewide award

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.

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Longtime insurance agent joins Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.

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Fellowship draws diners to Parsley's Store
Fellowship draws diners to Parsley's Store

More than food brings customers to rural eatery

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From the dugout to the pulpit
From the dugout to the pulpit

Former baseball star spreads gospel at New Vision

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HALE: Blue Raiders must improve accuracy at charity stripe

Scoring is on the rise in men’s college basketball, but the amount of field goals being made is down.

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La Vergne purchases fire department
La Vergne purchases fire department

La Vergne city officials approved spending $4 million Tuesday to purchase the privately owned and contracted La Vergne Fire Department Inc.

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Vehicle testing station holiday schedule announced

Vehicle emissions testing centers in Middle Tennessee will operate during special hours for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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Investigation into homicide continues
Investigation into homicide continues

Motive still unknown in fatal shooting

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County first responders offering bikes to kids

This week, the personnel from the Rutherford County Fire Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores, will be donating 50 bicycles to area children.

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Hippie Hill gains county approval
Hippie Hill gains county approval

The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.

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MTSU preys on Tennessee Temple

The MTSU men’s basketball team made it looks easy tonight against Tennessee Temple at the Murphy Center with a 102-52 win.

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DUI checkpoint to be held in Rockvale

Preventing fatalities and crashes will be the goal of officers at a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Rockvale, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office officials announced Monday.

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Mosque opponents denied court intervention
Mosque opponents denied court intervention

Foes fail to stop Islamic cemetery request

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Peach bidding for Rutherford County judgeship
Peach bidding for Rutherford County judgeship

Jeffrey L. Peach has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination on the May 2014 ballot for a Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Man wanted in connection with stolen checks case
CRIME BRIEFS: Man wanted in connection with stolen checks case

Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.

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Exit Realty agent receives national award

Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.

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HALE: Random thoughts as Christmas rapidly approaches

I use the Christmas theme because if you want to give a gift to a friend or a relative, apparently there is a bargain out there for you.

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INSIDE SPORTS: Franklin's success at Vanderbilt could lead to problems

In 1915, Vanderbilt won nine games, and 97 years later they did it again.

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BMX racing is family affair for Hofferts
BMX racing is family affair for Hofferts

For a trio of Murfreesboro siblings, the Hofferts, it has been a quick learning experience.

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Smyrna man found shot to death
Smyrna man found shot to death

Sheriff's Office launches homicide investigation

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Campers worth $34K reported stolen
Campers worth $34K reported stolen

Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.

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Griffin announces campaign leadership team

Phil Griffin, who is vying for the Republican Party nomination in the 7th District Rutherford County Commission race, recently announced his leadership team.

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Students celebrate Education Day with Lady Raiders

It was a special day at the Murphy Center on Thursday as more than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools students attended the Lady Raiders game against Kennesaw State to mark Education Day.

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Blue Raider legend remembered as giving person

MTSU lost a legend Monday with the passing of former coach and professor Joe Black Hayes, who was 98 years old.

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Lady Raiders win 5th game in a row
Lady Raiders win 5th game in a row

The MTSU women’s basketball team made it five wins in a row with a dominating 68-32 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday afternoon at the Murphy Center.

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Middle school basketball league in full swing

The 11 Rutherford County middle schools are in the middle of another competitive basketball season. 

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HALE: Blue Raiders earned berth to Armed Forces Bowl

MTSU's football team sat and waited and waited a year ago. The phone never rang. There were no bowl invitations.

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Decision on Islamic cemetery deferred
Decision on Islamic cemetery deferred

Zoning board delays action on mosque burial site

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Local students on tap for Lady Raiders
Local students on tap for Lady Raiders

The MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday at the Murphy Center will have some young news faces in attendance.

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County reaches $1M mark in Circuit Court collections

The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has collected more than $1 million in fees and court costs since establishing a collections division, as of the end of October.

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MTSU coaching legend dies

MTSU legendary coach and administrator Joe Black Hayes died Monday. He was 98 years old.

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Bondswoman vying to be next Circuit Court clerk

The owner of a local bail bonds company recently announced she is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk race slated for May 2014.

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Carol L. Wall
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James W. “Jim” Eanes
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Nissan makes changes to leadership

In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.

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VINSON: Bullying can be downright scary
VINSON: Bullying can be downright scary

A definition for the word “bully” is a person who uses strength and power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker, according to the Oxford American Dictionary.

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Part II: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark
Part II: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Eighty-five-year-old Robert Burgess recalls the old Sulphur Dell as an unusual ball park with an even more unique outfield configuration.

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MTSU basketball squads enjoy solid start to season

It has been a solid start for the MTSU men’s and women’s basketball teams this season.

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JORDAN: Another fantastic season comes to close

The high school football season takes forever to get here and is over with faster than Siegel runs plays or the TSSAA decides a new playoff format.

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MTSU to play Navy in Armed Forces Bowl

MTSU's football team will play the Navy on Monday, Dec. 30, in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.

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WOODY: Watch out for snakes
WOODY: Watch out for snakes

My late golfing accomplice, Joe Caldwell, once described my swing as “looking like somebody killing a snake in the weeds.”

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Blue Raiders make nice splash in first C-USA season

What a way to begin Conference USA play for the MTSU football team.

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HALE: Remembering yesteryear's best sports toy gifts

Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.

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JORDAN: MTSU’s Murphy Center a glass house of fun

 

Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately? If not, you need to go as a good time is almost guaranteed.

 

Let me say up front that there is a tiny downside. Parking can be an issue and the pre-game taped music is horrible and way too loud, plus the concession prices are too high. However, there’s an upside to the downside.

 

The parking problem means we’ve got plenty of fans and the situation is getting better. Eventually the pre-game music ends and the terrific MTSU pep band takes over.

 

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Gladys M. Kluth
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Edward N. Fowler
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Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy
Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy

Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals

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WWII veteran to be honored

A portion of South Lowry Street in Smyrna will be named in honor of a local World War II veteran Friday during an official ceremony with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Part I: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark
Part I: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Let’s take a trip back in time, back to 1944 when the opening day lineup for the Nashville Vols took the field at Sulphur Dell Ballpark.

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Make some Christmas memories downtown
Make some Christmas memories downtown

In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.

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Oakland star wins Mr. Football Award

Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2013 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.

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FAIR: Words never been so eloquently written

As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.

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Blackman cheerleaders win 6th championship
Blackman cheerleaders win 6th championship

Blaze take top spot in state tournament

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Erma Siegel hoopsters take time to give back
Erma Siegel hoopsters take time to give back

The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.

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Farlers persevere through toughest of times
Farlers persevere through toughest of times

Double amputee defies the odds

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MTSU basketball players to make 'True Blue' statement

When the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team steps on the court Tuesday at Murphy Center, they will be wearing special Blackout Game jerseys to affirm their devotion to the university's True Blue values.

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Former employee accused of stealing from Outpost Armory
Former employee accused of stealing from Outpost Armory

Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.

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Rockvale school traffic congestion causes concern
Rockvale school traffic congestion causes concern

Officials are expected to make recommendations this month regarding the best possible ways to address traffic congestion near Rockvale schools.

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JORDAN: Murphy Center is glass house full of fun

Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately?

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MTSU football finishes 2013 with perfect November

The MTSU football team end season on a five game winning streak with 48-17 over UTEP

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Blue Raiders want to ‘remember November’

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill sums up this month by saying “remember November.”

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MTSU rugby competes in national tournament
MTSU rugby competes in national tournament

The team finished the weekend going 0-5, but many of the players said they feel like the program is on the right track in terms of competing at a national level despite the finish.

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School board vice chairman elected to statewide post

Rutherford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee School Boards Association.

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Haslam to speak at chamber luncheon

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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United Way to benefit from Reeves-Sain flu shot program

A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.

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The Red Hawks give it their all on opening night

A school can only have one basketball opening night and this week it was Thursday night at Stewarts Creek vs the Independence Eagles. It was the first home game in Stewarts Creek history and everyone was there.

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Marion County players, fans shouldn’t be punished

It’s no secret the amount of respect I have for high school football coaches.

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Man dies following One Mile Lane domestic assault

A man who allegedly assaulted his father and two children last week died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Webb star signs with Presbyterian College
Webb star signs with Presbyterian College

Murfreesboro native to play Division I lacrosse

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Lady Raiders look to bounce back against No. 7 UK
Lady Raiders look to bounce back against No. 7 UK

The MTSU women’s basketball team is hoping lighting strikes today when it faces the No. 7 ranked Kentucky Wildcats at the Murphy Center.

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Detective seeks GOP nod for sheriff

Detective Ralph Mayercik recently announced his intention to run for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County sheriff.

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County school board receives statewide recognition

The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.

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HALE: Witty personalities make sports more enjoyable

Sports personalities, whether it be coaches, players or announcers, have always been an entertaining part of their respective teams.

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LIVING WELL: Concern grows over sports-related injuries

Over the past decade, reports of serious injuries occurring during youth sports have dramatically increased. In addition, various types of joint injuries are also on the rise.

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Blue Raiders focused on winless Golden Eagles

MTSU plays it final road game of the season on Saturday when it travels to winless Southern Mississippi.

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JORDAN: Local teams look to take next step

This is the last week for me to pick games. I’m 60–16 overall and will root for my Eagles if they win and the survivor of Oakland-Blackman game.

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Hammonds keeps up family tradition for Blue Raiders

MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.

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Oakland teammates helping Cairo 'win the game'
Oakland teammates helping Cairo 'win the game'

McAllister’s Deli was packed not only for a good meal, but for a good cause Saturday.

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Sam Davis to be remembered
Sam Davis to be remembered

“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.

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Officials: Family seriously injured in disturbance

Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.

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Crews battle Stones River Battlefield grass fire
Crews battle Stones River Battlefield grass fire

Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette

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MTSU faces toughest test at No. 10 Florida
MTSU faces toughest test at No. 10 Florida

So far, so good for the MTSU men’s basketball team

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Attorney announces bid to unseat McFarlin

Attorney Aaron Conklin recently announced that he is seeking the nomination of the Republican Party for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.

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MTSU, property assessor partner to create new art gallery

The MTSU art department through the Todd Art Gallery has collaborated with Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to create a new community art gallery.

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HUNTER: Bowl snub unlikely for Blue Raiders

Last week, the MTSU football team became bowl eligible for the fourth time in five years with a dominating 48-0 victory over Conference USA rival Florida International, giving the Blue Raiders their sixth win of the season.

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FAIR: Longing for good old days of high school playoffs

Remember the good old days?

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Carol L. Wall
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Former deputy chief to challenge Arnold

A former deputy chief has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County sheriff in the May 2014 primary.

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Margie Linda Hall
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Vehicle testing closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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HALE: MTSU basketball begins following big signing day

Random thoughts as the 2013-14 college basketball season is off and running:

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Bernard Eugene Meier
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Jacqueline Murre
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Dozens arrested in drug bust
Dozens arrested in drug bust

Rutherford County authorities round up suspects

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Smyrna Primary upgrades approved

The Rutherford County Commission agreed Thursday to finance $2.2 million for renovations at Smyrna Primary School.

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JORDAN: Free throws critical given rule changes

It has gotten more physical to the point where sometimes I think we are watching hockey or wrestling.

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MTSU basketball extends nation's longest regular season home winning streak to 31

The MTSU men's basketball team defeats Akron 80-73 to extend home regular season winning streak to 31

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MTSU basketball extends nation's longest regular season home winning streak to 31

The MTSU men's basketball team defeats Akron 80-73 to extend home regular season winning streak to 31

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Secret Santas needed to help child abuse victims

Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.

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Sheriff's Office to raise funds for needy children this Christmas

The sheriff and School Resource Officers hope to raise enough funds to take 25 children shopping for Christmas presents through the Shop with the Sheriff event.

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Gill picked as new Smyrna town manager

Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.

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Ross leads MTSU volleyball team back to winning ways
Ross leads MTSU volleyball team back to winning ways

The MTSU volleyball team qualified for its first ever Conference USA tournament with a weekend sweep over Florida International and Florida Atlantic.

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JORDAN: Good matchups on tap in 2nd round of playoffs

Picking football games is fun and sometimes has surprising results.

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Rutherford County lawyer hoping to unseat Loughry

Attorney Barry Tidwell has announced his primary candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.

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Mr. Football finalists announced

Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.

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County commissioner arrested in alleged ticket scam
County commissioner arrested in alleged ticket scam

A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.

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Benefit to be held for Oakland athlete battling cancer

A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.

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HALE: MTSU Athletics has big weekend
HALE: MTSU Athletics has big weekend

It was quite a special weekend for MTSU Athletics.

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Area students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.

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Read to Succeed unveils One Book selection

Read to Succeed premiered its annual One Book of Rutherford County on Tuesday, announcing its committee has selected “The Last Policeman.”

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Annual charity drive underway in La Vergne
Annual charity drive underway in La Vergne

For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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Gretchen Elizabeth Knaak
Gretchen Elizabeth Knaak
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WOODY: NASCAR chase features bland vs. bland
WOODY: NASCAR chase features bland vs. bland

NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship is down to two – two races, two drivers – but with a one-flavor choice: vanilla.

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Coach motivates team with creative touch
Coach motivates team with creative touch

As the 2012 Murfreesboro Football League season was coming to a close, George Cochran, the Vikings defensive coordinator, felt the team needed some motivation.

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Siegel softball player shines in spotlight
Siegel softball player shines in spotlight

Catcher picked for Texas tournament

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FAIR: College football recruiters starting to flock to Tenn.

The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.

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Smyrna police looking for armed robber
Smyrna police looking for armed robber

Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.

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No one seriously hurt in school bus crash

No one was seriously injured Friday when a car collided with a school bus at about 3:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 41 South at Warmingfield Drive.

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MTSU men’s basketball facing tough season opener

There are some season openers that are considered gimmes.

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Blue Raiders shut out opponent for first time since 2006

The MTSU football team shuts out Florida International 48-0 during Salute to Veterans Game at Floyd Stadium

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Lady Raiders give all but fall short to Vols

Once again, the 800-pound gorilla was too much for the Lady Raiders to overcome.

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Undefeated Webb football wins conference title
Undefeated Webb football wins conference title

The Webb School football team made school history Saturday with a dominating 53-0 win over Aaron Academy in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference title game.

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Lady Raiders fall short against Lady Vols
Lady Raiders fall short against Lady Vols

MTSU women outscored in hotly contested battle

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Attorney joins race for General Sessions judgeship
Attorney joins race for General Sessions judgeship

Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.

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Lady Raiders brace for Lady Vols
Lady Raiders brace for Lady Vols

MTSU gears up for UT face-off

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HALE: Blue Raiders aim to become bowl eligible

MTSU’s football team will head down the home stretch favored to win its last three games.

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JORDAN: Locals should do well in 1st round of playoffs

The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.

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FAIR: BlueCross Bowl weekend has plenty of possibilities

The 2013 regular season is now a thing of the past and what many fans consider to be the best time of the year has finally arrived.

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MTSU baseball team gets ready for spring opener
MTSU baseball team gets ready for spring opener

The 2014 MTSU baseball team concluded its fall preseason practice last week with the annual Blue and White World Series at Reese Smith Jr. Field.

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Musician recalls Lascassas school performance
Musician recalls Lascassas school performance

Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Another Wilson Bank lawsuit headed to trial

A judge has ruled the multimillion dollar lawsuit involving the owners of Coconut Bay Café and Wilson Bank & Trust will go to trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.

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Davis talks Blue Raider hoops as season nears
Davis talks Blue Raider hoops as season nears

MTSU’s basketball team has won 55 games the last two seasons as it enters its first in Conference USA.

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Insell upbeat as young Lady Raiders eye new season

It’s hard to believe MTSU coach Rick Insell is entering his ninth season as the women’s basketball coach.

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First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans
First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans

This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.

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Six county teams in TSSAA state playoffs

The TSSAA playoffs are set, and six Rutherford County teams will be competing in the postseason.

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FINAL: MTSU 24, UAB 21

MTSU's football team pulled out a victory win at UAB on Saturday as red-shirt freshman Cody Clark kicked a short field goal to win the game.

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HALE: Style points don't matter if you win

It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but style points done matter if you win, particularly on the road.

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JORDAN: New athletic director faces daunting task

In the late 1980s, it became obvious that Rutherford County needed to consider hiring an athletic director, and we considered it for 25 years.

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Motlow celebrates new addition to Smyrna campus
Motlow celebrates new addition to Smyrna campus

Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.

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BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied
BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Authorities keeping eye on sex offenders

Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.

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Attorney bidding for Chancery Court
Attorney bidding for Chancery Court

Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson has announced that he will seek the Republican ticket for Rutherford Chancery Court judge next year.

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Blue Raiders look to ride momentum at UAB
Blue Raiders look to ride momentum at UAB

MTSU put itself in a good position going into the final month of the season by upsetting Marshall 51-49 during the Oct. 24 Blackout Game.

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Lady Raider soccer player makes huge impact

Lady Raider sophomore midfielder Kate Loye traveled a long way to play collegiate soccer, but in the two years she has been on campus she has made a huge impact on the squad as they fight for a berth in next week’s Conference USA Tournament.

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Webb football looking to cap off undefeated season
Webb football looking to cap off undefeated season

The Webb School has a chance to make school history Saturday.

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Asian beetles swarm Murfreesboro
Asian beetles swarm Murfreesboro

Residents alarmed by pesky bugs

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Consultant looking to unseat Farley

Political consultant Phil Griffin has announced he is running in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Rutherford County Commission next year.

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Annual Bash in the Boro brings hundreds to town

More than 120 boys youth soccer teams from around the southeast traveled to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex last weekend for the 2013 Bash in the Boro.

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Ground broken on indoor tennis facility
Ground broken on indoor tennis facility

MTSU partners with city for project

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Donald Ray Knipfer
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New Judicial Building proposal unveiled
New Judicial Building proposal unveiled

Plans could cost Rutherford County $72M

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Siskin announces bid to retain seat
Siskin announces bid to retain seat

Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.

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Youth basketball sign-ups end this week

Parents have until Thursday to sign up their children for the upcoming Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Youth Basketball League season.

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HALE: Thrilling MTSU victory comes at right time

It was big, make no mistake about it. It’s what I’d refer to as a potential season changer. There are game changers, but this just might have been a season changer.

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FAIR: Trip to Union City proves more than worthwhile

At this time of the year, it’s always a struggle trying to decide what football games I plan to attend.

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Officers graduate from law enforcement academy
Officers graduate from law enforcement academy

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated the addition of seven new deputies following their graduation from the training academy.

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Detectives recover stolen property
Detectives recover stolen property

Rutherford County authorities bust theft ring

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Professor completes 50-state challenge
Professor completes 50-state challenge

MTSU accounting professor Paula Thomas was among the hundreds of runners who competed in the recent Middle Half, but it was completion of a half-marathon last month in Chicago that gives her the greatest satisfaction.

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JORDAN: Defenses shine in Oakland-Blackman showdown

Half of Murfreesboro was cold on Thursday and the other half was frozen as thousands of fans attended either the Oakland and Blackman game or the MTSU and Marshall contest.

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Blue Angels to fly over Smyrna again
Blue Angels to fly over Smyrna again

The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.

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MTSU wins Blackout Game in last minute touchdown

Logan Kilgore found Tavarres Jefferson for a game-winning 9-yard touchdown in the final three seconds to carry MTSU to a 51-49 victory over Marshall in front of 19,898 for the annual Blackout game at Floyd Stadium on Thursday night.

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Convicted father sentenced in sexual abuse case
Convicted father sentenced in sexual abuse case

A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.

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MTSU fans hoop it up with Pearl at Tip-Off Celebration
MTSU fans hoop it up with Pearl at Tip-Off Celebration

Former University of Tennessee Basketball coach Bruce Pearl speaks at MTSU Men's Basketball Tip-Off celebration on Oct. 23

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Corlew announces plans to retire from bench

Chancellor Robert Corlew III announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election next year.

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Oakland, Blackman set for big showdown

The stage is nearly set and the television cameras are almost ready for fans who will fill the seats this week to watch undefeated Oakland host undefeated Blackman as part of MyTV 30 "Thursday Night Lights."

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Jack Dempsey Irby Jr.
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Oakland Middle wins county championship

Over a four-year period, the best possible middle school football record, if you played a full schedule and won the championship game, is 36–0.

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Blue Raiders look to bounce back
Blue Raiders look to bounce back

Players prepare for game against Marshall

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MTSU hoops tip off season with Fan Day
MTSU hoops tip off season with Fan Day

Teams prepare for upcoming conference play

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Scales, Walkup will be missed

Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.

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POLITICAL BRIEFS: Washington to run for mayor

Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.

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VINSON: October Magic: The human vacuum cleaner

As of this writing, many are predicting the American League’s Boston Red Sox will duke it out with the National League’s St. Louis Cardinals for the 2013 Major League Baseball World Series Championship.

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WOODY: UT had long haul to Bristol

Last week’s announcement that Tennessee will play Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 had been 17 years in the making.

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Part III: Ghostly encounters
Part III: Ghostly encounters

Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow

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Azalea Court receives high health care marks

Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.

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JORDAN: 'Perfect' game awaits us on Thursday night

Every few years we get a “perfect” game.

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Middle Half a huge success

Thousands turn out for race

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MTSU soccer team honors breast cancer month

Various sports teams around the nation wore pink this month in honor of breast cancer awareness.

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Coach Ricks gives back to game he loves
Coach Ricks gives back to game he loves
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MFL hosts bowl games Saturday

MFL Bowl Games this Saturday at Siegel High School

 

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Nissan celebrates 10 millionth vehicle at Smyrna plant

Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.

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Blackman teacher arrested for assaulting student
Blackman teacher arrested for assaulting student

A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.

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Bringing NASCAR to your living room
Bringing NASCAR to your living room
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New golf course to open for kids
New golf course to open for kids

The city of Murfreesboro, in cooperation with Old Fort Golf Course, just might have a solution for the game of golf as far as reaching more and more kids, including those from low-income areas.

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LIVING WELL: Concussions in youth sports remain hot topic

Concussions have been the subject of intense debate among medical and sports authorities for about a decade.

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Johnny Richard Harrell
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Budget Committee approves EBT card agreement

The Rutherford County Budget Committee approved an agreement Thursday to allow the county to determine the processes needed to continue the use of electronic benefits transfer cards at local farmers market.

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JORDAN: Some friendly advice for all who play sports

This week, I’m going to try and help the image and reputation of many present and future players of every sport, from professional to middle school.

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First Shot academy more than hoops
First Shot academy more than hoops

Camp offers life skills for kids

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HALE: MTSU amid most difficult part of schedule

MTSU’s football team is in the midst of a very difficult four-game grind.

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Tina C. Bogle
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Corder brothers still share unique bond
Corder brothers still share unique bond

Firefighter looks back on basketball career

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FAIR: Some team records are quite deceiving

If you are looking for a single word that best describes high school football in Tennessee this year, that word just might be “mediocrity."

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Tenn. fighter to represent US in world championships
Tenn. fighter to represent US in world championships

Omari Boyd, 29, will be representing the United State in the Unified World Championships in Tuscany, Italy, later this month in a tournament as a part of Team USA.

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MTSU football drops Conference USA home opener

The MTSU football team drops C-USA home opener 24-17 to East Carolina

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Sheriff’s Office purchases new uniforms
Sheriff’s Office purchases new uniforms

Deputies at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro are sporting a new appearance.

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Siegel Middle enjoys volleyball dynasty

In the four years since the creation of the Rutherford County Middle School Athletic Association, the Siegel Middle Lady Cavaliers have dominated the volleyball titles.

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Oakland Middle soccer brings home championship trophy
Oakland Middle soccer brings home championship trophy

Another Rutherford County Middle School championship goes to Oakland Middle.

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Rutherford's Got Talent to showcase local performers

The county government will hold its annual Rutherford’s Got Talent event to benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties later this month in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU faces tough homecoming foe
MTSU faces tough homecoming foe

Pirates coming off big win at North Carolina

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High school bowling season opens with area matchups
High school bowling season opens with area matchups

Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.

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HALE: A lot can happen in next few weeks

Another week of District 7-AAA and District 9-A games are on tap as we inch our way closer to the TSSAA state playoffs.

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MTSU streak snapped with loss to Colorado College
MTSU streak snapped with loss to Colorado College

The MTSU women’s soccer had a four-match winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Colorado College on Sunday at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

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Steering Committee discusses vacancy

The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.

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Men arrested in connection with murder-for-hire plot
Men arrested in connection with murder-for-hire plot

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a man and his cousin in Rutherford County for allegedly planning to have his wife shot to death.

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Doctor offers foot care tips for soccer parents

With the number of kids coming into his office with problems related to sports, a Rutherford County foot doctor is reminding parents that by taking just a few precautions, ingrown toenails can be avoided.

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For the love of the game
For the love of the game

Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting

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Former Siegel soccer star soaring to success
Former Siegel soccer star soaring to success

It seems MTSU sophomore and former Siegel High soccer forward Tori Hawkins is always flying somewhere — either on the pitch, the classroom or up in the sky.

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FAIR: 5-class football system could return to TSSAA

The days of six classes of Division I high school football in Tennessee may be numbered. Now in its fifth year of existence, the current classification plan has survived despite a great deal of criticism.

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Local GOP leader to launch campaign for county seat

The executive director of the local Republican Party is scheduled to kick off her primary campaign for a Rutherford County Commission seat Monday at party headquarters in downtown Murfreesboro.

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Eagleville tops Grace Baptist

I spent Friday night with a team that has had an unbeaten regular season recently and has been in the playoffs four years in a row.

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County students celebrate Reading in Schools Day
County students celebrate Reading in Schools Day

More than 40 schools participated recently in the 10th annual Reading in Schools Day in Rutherford County.

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First black woman named Sheriff's Office lieutenant
First black woman named Sheriff's Office lieutenant

A veteran sergeant made history Wednesday when she became the first black woman promoted to lieutenant at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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Report: tourism spending in county tops $272M

Tourism is big business in Rutherford County, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association.

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Donations needed to fill 'love bags'

Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? If so, read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.

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Siegel band to take the Volunteer stage
Siegel band to take the Volunteer stage

Students traveling to Knoxville for UT football game

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HALE: Playoff contenders starting to take shape

We’re halfway home in the 2013 high school football season. Many battle lines have been drawn, and we’re beginning to see who the championship and playoff contenders are going to be this year.

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Sprinkler rules take hold next month

Beginning in October, developers will have to install sprinklers in some new subdivisions with three or more homes in order to meet revised fire code regulations.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Heritage Days kicks off Thursday

To kick off the fall season, the Sam Davis Home and Museum will hold the 27th annual Heritage Days on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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O'Neal resigns as Smyrna town manager

Mark O’Neal resigned Tuesday, ending 11 years as town manager of Smyrna.

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Blue Raiders face tough battle against BYU

MTSU faces numerous obstacles Friday night when it travels to Provo, Utah, to face BYU.

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JORDAN: High school football reaches midseason

We’re at the half-way point of the regular season, and it’s time to evaluate the 7AAA football teams. Where are we? Where are we going?

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Inmate policy change aims to eliminate contraband

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center will launch a new policy stipulating that inmates may only receive postcards under most circumstances.

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Area cross country teams prepare to meet
Area cross country teams prepare to meet

Schools gearing up for Sharp Springs challenge

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Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming
Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming

The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.

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Cross country teams to face tough course

High schools to compete in Tennessee Classic

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A rose among pigskin thorns
A rose among pigskin thorns

The senior division of the Murfreesboro Football League is made up of four teams in the 12- to 13-year-old division. For one of those teams, the Patriots, one player is unique to others.

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Educational business seminars to be held next week

Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about creating and implementing a business plan Tuesday, Sept. 24, during a workshop at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

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Enjoy some wings for Special Olympics
Enjoy some wings for Special Olympics

Eat out Tuesday at Toot's for good cause

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Smyrna police make arrest in burglary case

Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.

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Rooks gathering on Main for Stones River 7s

The best middle and high school rugby players in Tennessee and Georgia will be competing Saturday in the Stones River 7s tournament at the MTSU Sports Complex.

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Competition heats up in Circuit Court clerk race
Competition heats up in Circuit Court clerk race

With just over a year until the general elections, the race to determine who will be the next Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk is starting to heat up with Laura Bohling already facing a challenger.

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Home energy help available for eligible residents

The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the federally backed Weatherization Assistance Program, officials announced Tuesday.

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Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations
Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations

Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.

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Election officials ramp up voter registration efforts
Election officials ramp up voter registration efforts

Rutherford County Election Commission officials will hold an open house next week as part of a monthlong push aimed at increasing voter participation in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.

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Youth football returns to gridiron
Youth football returns to gridiron

Four teams were in action Tuesday competing in various divisions in the Murfreesboro Football League.

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Love not money defines coach’s true wealth

I had dinner a couple of weeks ago with an extremely wealthy man. From what I observed throughout the rest of that late August evening in East Tennessee, I’m guessing he may very well be the richest man I have ever known.

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Longtime educator appointed to fill vacant seat
Longtime educator appointed to fill vacant seat

Rick Wise, the newest member of the Smyrna Town Council, is used to the glare of public service.

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Neighborhood Robinson built still stands today

Looking inside Diane Turnham’s office on campus, you will find a plethora of MTSU women’s basketball and volleyball memorabilia from her days as coach.

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Siegel Middle nets back-to-back wins
Siegel Middle nets back-to-back wins

Lady Cavaliers gain momentum

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Keeping up with Young
Keeping up with Young

Murfreesboro's country star releases new album

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WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage
WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage

The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.

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Hall of Fame induction 'unbelievable' for former ace
Hall of Fame induction 'unbelievable' for former ace

Former MTSU baseball pitcher Dewon Brazelton set a lot of long-standing records during his time in Murfreesboro, and on Saturday, he will add another accomplishment to his resume with an induction into the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame.

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JORDAN: Still time for upsets in middle school football

Middle school football is near the halfway point, and as usual, not much has been settled.

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Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor
Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor

Lifelong county resident makes history

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Nissan sales surge in August

Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.

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Former captain announces candidacy for sheriff

A former captain with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office announced Monday he is running against Sheriff Robert Arnold in the 2014 election.

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Bomb threat suspect reaches plea deal
Bomb threat suspect reaches plea deal

The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building will serve five years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

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Coconut Bay owners await ruling in lawsuit
Coconut Bay owners await ruling in lawsuit

Plaintiffs hoping for trial in Wilson Bank case

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VINSON: World's best athlete came from MTSU

What would be your initial reaction if I boasted that years ago I used to hang out with a man who, arguably, was the greatest athlete in the world?

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FAIR: New rule means TSSAA needs more referees

In all the years that I have been writing columns that deal with matters surrounding high school football, the content of these columns has generally been for the fans.

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JORDAN: Oakland honors first coach
JORDAN: Oakland honors first coach

Stadium named after Hughes

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United Way looking for local nonprofit agencies

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced that the letter of intent application is available for local nonprofit agencies who are interested in the Community Impact Grant program.

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Blind athletes to demonstrate ‘goalball’ at MTSU
Blind athletes to demonstrate ‘goalball’ at MTSU

With football season in full swing and baseball season headed for the playoffs, a group of dynamic athletes is suiting up to show off their skills at MTSU.

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Challenged but never defeated
Challenged but never defeated

Rehabilitation Center graduates 64 professionals

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LOGUE: Nyad deserves honor

With four months left in the sporting year, it’s premature to be voicing any preferences.

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Mitchell designated certified public administrator

The University of Tennessee recently honored Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell as a certified public administrator.

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HUNTER: Tennessee Cup on tap to become elite event

Some of the top youth soccer players from the Southeast and Midwest converged to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex for the 2013 Tennessee Cup over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Two drown over Labor Day weekend

It was a tragic Labor Day weekend in Rutherford County.

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Police seek identity of theft suspects
Police seek identity of theft suspects

Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Smyrna.

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Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle
Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle

Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.

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Heart Association names board of directors

The 2013-14 chair of the board is Kim Brogli.

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WOODY: Manziel gets slap on wrist with Newton defense
WOODY: Manziel gets slap on wrist with Newton defense

I believe it was William Shakespeare, or maybe Johnny Football, who asked, “What’s in a name?”

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Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation
Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation

Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport.

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Kilgore injured in MTSU season opener

The biggest news of night was the injury of Blue Raider senior quarterback Logan Kilgore in the third quarter.

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JORDAN: Eagleville off to perfect start
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Lady Stars keep eyes on the prize
Lady Stars keep eyes on the prize

Since the school opened, the Lady Stars have made a little history of their own, and they are looking for more in 2013.

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Fellow commissioners back Coggin

Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Oakland to name stadium after former coach

Oakland High School in Murfreesboro will officially name its football stadium after former coach Ray Hughes on Friday, Sept. 6, before the game.

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Smyrna mayor resigns
Smyrna mayor resigns

Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.

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MTSU welcomes Western Carolina in season opener

A new era of MTSU football begins Thursday, when the Blue Raiders face Western Carolina University at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in the 2013 season opener and their first game in Conference USA.

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Murfreesboro league kicks off football season Saturday

The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway Saturday, Aug. 31, with the 5- and 6-year-old flag division and the 7- and 8-year-old tackle divisions at the fields near StarPlex.

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Plan now to park for MTSU season opener

MTSU’s first home game of the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29, will require traffic and parking changes to accommodate on- and off-campus Blue Raider fans.

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Nissan to export cars from Smyrna
Nissan to export cars from Smyrna

Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.

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Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case
Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case

A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.

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Sheriff's Office to hold 9/11 Remembrance
Sheriff's Office to hold 9/11 Remembrance

Department to remember terrorism victims

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Post boasts a staff of MTSU alumni
Post boasts a staff of MTSU alumni

Graduates comprise locally owned newspaper

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Hicks4HallofFame
Hicks4HallofFame

Hicks carries campaign into MTSU Hall of Fame

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FAIR: Only constant is change in prep football

What’s the best way to describe the upcoming high school football season in Tennessee? In a word: change.

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Oakland lives up to hype in Riverdale rout
Oakland lives up to hype in Riverdale rout
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Jail population creates new job in Rutherford County

Federal mandates require hiring a coordinator to investigate allegations of sexual assaults for inmates when a county houses more than 1,000 adult and youth inmates.

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United Way sets $3.6M campaign goal
United Way sets $3.6M campaign goal

From July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, United Way provided a one-to-nine return on investment back into the community.

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County Clerk's Eagleville office to open Sept. 9
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Epps Mill Road reduced to one lane this weekend
Epps Mill Road reduced to one lane this weekend

Crews will close one lane on Interstate 24 eastbound near Murfreesboro this weekend in order to begin repairing the Epps Mill Road Bridge.

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Man questions city's new mine-resistant vehicle
Man questions city's new mine-resistant vehicle

Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included lengthy public hearings over rezonings in the Blackman area and a new MRAP vehicle.

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MTSU athletes ready for fall season

The wait is finally over. All of the Blue Raider fall sports programs are about to begin the first season in Conference USA this month.

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Title game rematch starts middle school football
Title game rematch starts middle school football

Is there a better way to begin the 2013 middle school football season than a rematch of last year’s title game between Oakland and Christiana?

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ACLU chides school for removing anti-bullying posters

The ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter Thursday to the Rutherford County Board of Education urging for Central Magnet School students and teachers be allowed to reinstate “Safe Space” posters.

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10 county schools named top schools for achievement, growth
10 county schools named top schools for achievement, growth

The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.

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Sheriff's Office strikes five off Most Wanted list

Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list were apprehended last week.

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NCAA reverses decision on MTSU Marine
NCAA reverses decision on MTSU Marine

Rhodes given permission to play

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Angels in the Outfield Play4Tay
Angels in the Outfield Play4Tay

Teammates play in honor of Filorimo

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MTEMC re-elects incumbents to board
MTEMC re-elects incumbents to board

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.

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Meeting on Gateway changes set for Monday

The Murfreesboro Planning Department will hold a public meeting Monday, Aug. 19, to examine possible changes in the Gateway District Overlay.

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Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna
Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna

The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.

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Smyrna police arrest rape suspect

Authorities have arrested the 29-year-old man wanted in connection the Aug. 10 rape of a woman who offered him a ride home.

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Students call for Nissan to unionize
Students call for Nissan to unionize

Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.

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INSIDE SPORTS: Jamboree means football is here

Teams play it safe in season opener

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Sheriff warns 'booze it and lose it'

Four more people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year as compared to last year in Rutherford County.

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Masons donate to SCAN
Masons donate to SCAN

Older residents who need help with minor home repairs may benefit from a donation from Mt. Moriah Lodge to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Senior Citizens Awareness Network.

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Football kicks off at annual Jamboree
Football kicks off at annual Jamboree

Season opens with numerous games

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WOODY: Petty stirs NASCAR's pot
WOODY: Petty stirs NASCAR's pot

If Kyle weren’t the son of racing legend Richard Petty, he probably wouldn’t have been able to break into big-time racing, then career parlay his celebrity status into a plum TV gig.

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Second class of inmates graduates from electrical wiring class

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.

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StoneCrest adds new doctor to team

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.

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Middle school football kicks off season

School is back in session, and it can only mean one thing: Football is back.

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Sprinklers draw fire
Sprinklers draw fire

County planners debate new regulations

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Murfreesboro, MTSU partner on indoor tennis facility

The Murfreesboro City Council has approved a contract with Lose and Associates Inc. for services needed to construct a proposed indoor tennis facility at Old Fort Park.

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Smyrna police looking for rape suspect
Smyrna police looking for rape suspect

Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a 29-year-old man accused of raping a woman Saturday after she offered him a ride home.

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MTSU picked to finish 3rd in division
MTSU picked to finish 3rd in division

Blue Raiders begin C-USA tenure

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Publisher: Rutherford Reader is real newspaper
Publisher: Rutherford Reader is real newspaper

Doughtie pushes back against criticism

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Running on faith at Hershey's meet
Running on faith at Hershey's meet

The best youth track and field athletes ages 9-14 gathered last weekend in Hershey, Penn., for the 36th annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final.

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JORDAN: Anything can happen on middle school gridiron

Middle School football opens up next week.

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HUNTER: Kimball becomes first diabetic to win Indy race

His popular win has made national headlines outside the racing world, because of his battle with the disorder that also affects 25.8 million people in the U.S.

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Rutherford Reader loses first round in court battle

Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit

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Smyrna couple in standoff facing charges

A couple accused of barricading themselves inside a home Tuesday morning have been safely apprehended and are facing multiple charges following a nearly four-hour standoff with authorities.

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Campus School welcomes new principal
Campus School welcomes new principal

Students, parents, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School welcomed new principal Sherry King during a picnic held Tuesday on school grounds.

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Agencies partner to solve cold cases
Agencies partner to solve cold cases

Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.

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Sheriff's Office getting new uniforms

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is planning to replace its current style of uniforms due to everyday wear and tear, Sheriff Robert Arnold said.

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WOODY: Empty seats scary sign for NASCAR
WOODY: Empty seats scary sign for NASCAR

Before launching into a doom-and-gloom rant about the sea of empty seats in which NASCAR is drowning, let’s add a tad of perspective: It’s not just a racing problem.

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Blue Raiders ready to tackle new season

The status of three MTSU football players who were accused of assaulting a fellow female student dominated the first football press conference of the 2013 season, which was held Wednesday.

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La Vergne police collecting school supplies for kids
La Vergne police collecting school supplies for kids

The La Vergne Police Department is collecting school supplies to be donated to city schools as part of an initiative launched by Chief Mike Walker.

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National Night Out slated for Tuesday

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.

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Report: More than half of students play sports

Locally, 45 and 60 percent of all middle school and high school students participate in one or more forms of physical activity while in school.

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New school resource officers get ready for class

Making lesson plans and caring for special education students were two of the topics new Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Matt Powell learned about during a week-long training for SROs.

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United Way 'stuffs the bus' for students

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently held its annual Stuff the Bus to benefit at-risk children in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

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Saint Thomas debuts new Mobile Health Unit
Saint Thomas debuts new Mobile Health Unit

Ministry in Motion launches in Murfreesboro

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Local athletes qualify for national meet
Local athletes qualify for national meet

The nation’s best youth track and field athletes will converge this weekend in Pennsylvania for the 2013 Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Finals.

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Tots' Landing celebrates national accreditation

Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.

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Cougars fall short at BPA World Series

The tournament played host to 140 youth baseball teams from around the nation, who made the trip to Murfreesboro for a shot at a championship trophy. 

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Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court
Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court

Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case

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County schools 'out-performed the state average'
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Lanning embarks on new coaching career
Lanning embarks on new coaching career

Former Lady Raider star Anne Marie Lanning has enjoyed much success on the basketball court throughout her career.

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Maney's act showed forgiveness heals deepest hurt

It was July 13, 1862. Gazing out the window of her parlor, Adeline Maney was appalled by the wounded, dead and dying strewn among the tall oaks of her expansive front lawn.

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Christiana, Buchanan pick up state titles
Christiana, Buchanan pick up state titles

Youth Baseball Association crowns champs

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Burgess names new county engineer

Eric Hill was promoted to the county engineer July 12, Mayor Ernest G. Burgess recently announced.

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TBI adds Smyrna murder suspect to Most Wanted
TBI adds Smyrna murder suspect to Most Wanted

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Murfreesboro man to its Top Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to locate him.

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Omega Psi Phi basketball camp not just about sports
Omega Psi Phi basketball camp not just about sports

The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will hold their 22nd annual Terry Looper Basketball Camp on Saturday, July 27, at the Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

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Families seek to commemorate relatives
Families seek to commemorate relatives

Community Care collects names of those buried in paupers cemetery

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Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
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Helen Campbell named principal of Walter Hill
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WOODY: Fire-balling seniors provide inspiration

When 71-year-old Morgan Shepherd became the oldest driver to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup race earlier this month, there was a national outburst of Geezer Pride.

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Sheriff's Office names K-9 Officer of Month
Sheriff's Office names K-9 Officer of Month

Capturing three dangerous and violent offenders in 24 days resulted in a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office corporal and his K-9 earning Officer of the Month honors.

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United Way to kick off annual campaign

Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.

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Groups to protest against Alexander over voting record

The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty will be holding a protest on Saturday, July 20, to express disapproval over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's voting record in Congress.

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Buchanan stings Christiana in title game
Buchanan stings Christiana in title game

Five youth baseball champions were crowned at the 2013 Tennessee Youth Baseball Association State Tournament at Barfield Crescent Park this weekend.

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Cannon County criminals strike near Bradyville Pike
Cannon County criminals strike near Bradyville Pike

Thanks to an alert neighbor, Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies quickly apprehended three suspects who broke into a nearby home.

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Former Smyrna hurler takes to MLB mound
Former Smyrna hurler takes to MLB mound

Gray sports star talent with pitching debut

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Smyrna police make arrest in deadly shooting
Smyrna police make arrest in deadly shooting

Authorities have apprehended one of the two suspects wanted in connection with the June 23 shooting that left one person dead and two others injured outside a Smyrna restaurant.

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Playing with fire puts boy in hospital
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Blue Raider slugger lands in Plymouth
Blue Raider slugger lands in Plymouth

Stephens hones skills in New England baseball league

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Old-time religion
Old-time religion

Historic church is cornerstone of Fosterville

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SHARING THOUGHTS: Howell flies into aviation history
SHARING THOUGHTS: Howell flies into aviation history

Reece Howell has a long and distinguished career in aviation that stretches more than 60 years.

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WHITTLE THIS: Smyrna chaplin is gem among men

When events get the roughest, that’s when the police call Jim Diamond, chaplain.

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Fun ripe for picking in Eagleville
Fun ripe for picking in Eagleville

Ripe watermelons will be cracking open by the truck load at the Lucky Ladd Farms second annual Watermelon Festival this weekend.

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Local youth teams aim for state baseball title

Some of the best youth baseball teams in the Volunteer State will be making the trip to Murfreesboro this weekend for the annual Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Invitational State Championship Tournament at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Youth Football League registration now under way

With the season’s kick-off set for late August, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Football League has opened for registration.

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Sheriff goes on defense with THP video
Sheriff goes on defense with THP video

Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims

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Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August
Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August

Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

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DUI checkpoint controversy rages on
DUI checkpoint controversy rages on

Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight

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Police nab La Vergne home invasion suspect
Police nab La Vergne home invasion suspect

Local, state and federal investigators captured the latest addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted on Wednesday in Nashville.

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New ESPN documentary reaches for Summitt

ESPN Films has turned its award winning “30 for 30” film series into a special “Nine for IX” series to highlight famous women in sports.

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Home invasion suspect added to TBI Most Wanted list
Home invasion suspect added to TBI Most Wanted list

The TBI has added a Nashville man wanted in connection with a La Vergne home invasion to its Most Wanted list.

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Police searching for person of interest in deadly shooting
Police searching for person of interest in deadly shooting

Smyrna police are looking for a man who they have identified as a person of interest in the June 23 shooting that left one person dead and two others.

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VINSON: Public has double standard on violence

An acquaintance chided me for being such a huge fan of “The Sopranos,” alleging that it promoted criminality, violence, and set a bad example for the public, especially impressionable young people.

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Taylor Farms to expand Smyrna operations

Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.

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'Kokomo Krusher' left lasting impact on Blue Raiders

Blue Raider center and 2005 MTSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Tim Sisneros died June 28 at the age of 59 in his hometown of Kokomo, Ind.

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Young athletes take top spots at Hershey’s meet
Young athletes take top spots at Hershey’s meet

The best youth track and field athletes in the Volunteer State recently competed in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games Tennessee State Meet at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville.

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First responders save boys from river

No one was injured Sunday afternoon when firefighters and first responders were called to the dam near Manson Pike Trailhead to save two boys who were trapped in the river, according to Murfreesboro officials.

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lions Club honors charter member
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lions Club honors charter member

The Smyrna Lions Club dedicated Lee Victory Park Shelter No. 3 to the late Eugene Odom during a Fourth of July ceremony.

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Stuff the Bus still in full swing

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is still collecting items that will be used for literacy kits.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Court made right call in mosque lawsuit

There was good reason to exhale when the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a Murfreesboro judge’s ruling in a public notice case that involved the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

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Welcome to Conference USA, MTSU

Blue Raiders celebrate move in new direction

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County approves annexation for sewer plant
County approves annexation for sewer plant

The Rutherford County Commission has agreed to allow the city of Murfreesboro to annex 3.2 acres of land in order to expand a sewer treatment plant.

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Willie E. Armstrong

Willie E. Armstrong, 71, of Christiana, Tenn., died Monday, July 1, 2013.

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Field is warrior for youth of county
Field is warrior for youth of county

Many people around Murfreesboro believe Riverdale High School track and field coach Rickey Field embodies the definition of leader.

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Fisherman invited to cast their lines for charity

Fisherman throughout the area will be casting their lines Saturday, July 20, for an upcoming bass tournament.

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Residents graduate from Citizen's Academy

More than 40 residents graduated recently from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy.

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Burgess: Tax increase necessary
Burgess: Tax increase necessary

Rutherford County raises property taxes

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Independence Day events illuminate county

Independence Day, celebrated with cookouts and fireworks, commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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Local sports coverage at all-time high

Following Major League Baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, was bred into farm boys who grew up in the cotton fields of remote southeast Missouri. 

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Triple shooting in Smyrna turns deadly

One of the three men shot last month outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant has died, according to police.

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Rutherford County ranks 3rd in nation for employment growth

For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.

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County jail now offers online visits

Families and friends may now visit from the comfort of their own home computers with inmates locked up at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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County Commission approves tax increase
County Commission approves tax increase

The Rutherford County Commission voted Friday morning in support of raising property taxes by 4.1 percent.

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Runners compete to represent at Hershey’s
Runners compete to represent at Hershey’s

School may be out for the summer, but some Rutherford County students are still hard at work on the track.

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Clean air study takes off in Smyrna
Clean air study takes off in Smyrna

Some of the world’s top atmospheric scientists are flying all around Tennessee for the next few weeks as part of a study on man-made emissions. 

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Chamber names new VP of workforce development

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Beth Duffield will assume the role of vice president of workforce development

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

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New Campus School principal named

Director of Schools Don Odom has named Dr. Sherry King principal of Homer Pittard Campus School.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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HUNTER: MTSU athletes are students first

The majority of student-athletes will have to fall back on their education after college because so few make it into the sporting field -- a fact not lost on MTSU Athletics officials.

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Investigation into hay fire continues

Authorities are continuing their investigation into a suspicious hay bale fire that broke out in a field Saturday morning near Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro.

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Boat Day sets sail Saturday
Boat Day sets sail Saturday

Residents will have the chance to learn more about the Stones River on Saturday, June 29, at the annual Boat Day event in Murfreesboro.

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Three men shot outside Smyrna restaurant
Three people were seriously injured during a shooting Sunday outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant in Smyrna.
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Former Blue Raider finds place in Arena Football
Former Blue Raider finds place in Arena Football
Former MTSU defensive back Arness Ikner’s dream of playing professional football took him from Murfreesboro all the way to Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Lost paupers cemetery found
Lost paupers cemetery found

Community Care head searching for old graves

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Renovated Goodwill store in Smyrna reopening

The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Smyrna Airport to hold open house
Southeast Atmosphere Survey makes a stop from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Friday at the Smyrna Airport, and the public is invited to come see aircraft being used in the project.
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Budget Committee approves tax increase proposal

Despite concerns and public opposition to increased taxes, the Rutherford County Budget Committee has approved the current budget proposal.

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Bridgeman threatens lawsuit over reassignment
Bridgeman threatens lawsuit over reassignment
Chontel Bridgeman, the embattled former principal of Homer Pittard Campus School, is threatening to sue the county over her transfer.
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Pitcher's dream comes true at College World Series
Ross Mitchell's boyhood dream came true when he marched out to the mound at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., and pitched in the College World Series.
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Residents voice concern over proposed tax hike
Residents expressed concern Monday over a proposed property tax increase that is being proposed to pay for the 2013-14 Rutherford County budget.
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Murfreesboro Baseball Association crowns champs
Murfreesboro Baseball Association crowns champs

Season draws to close for young athletes

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United Way announces annual investment
United Way announces annual investment
Nonprofit to invest $2.5M in communities
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Blackman standout makes national basketball team
More than 120 high school basketball players recently took to the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado hoping for one of the 12 spots on the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team.
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PART II: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
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Smyrna man named Father of the Year
Smyrna man named Father of the Year
Autism advocate recognized by nonprofit
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WOODY: Could spitting be national pastime?

I don’t know what it is about the Grand Old Game that makes players drool and salivate.

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HUNTER: Celebrate Father's Day with variety of sports
Along with many other families across the country, one of the traditions in my family is either attending or watching a sporting event on television with my father.
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Opportunities lay behind Doors of Hope
Volunteers are needed for Doors of Hope, a program for women who have recently been released from the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center.
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Sam Davis association to host Summer Soiree
Sam Davis association to host Summer Soiree
The Sam Davis Memorial Association is inviting the public to a Summer Soiree in conjunction with its annual membership meeting, set for Thursday, June 20, in Smyrna.
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Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Aircraft comes to town for Father's Day
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Family promotes pastime for community
Family promotes pastime for community
For three generations of Kit Ramsey’s family, tennis has been more than a recreational activity.
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County wants public input on tax increase
County wants public input on tax increase
The Rutherford County budget proposal has been approved by the budget committee, and the committee members are ready for voter input.
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Storms rip through Rutherford County
Storms rip through Rutherford County
Trees block multiple roadways
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Storm damages strip of Franklin Road
A portion of Franklin Road has remained closed for more than three hours while crews work to rid the area of downed treas and power lines near Royal Glenn.
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Attorney: Murfreesboro accountant broke no laws
A Murfreesboro accountant facing allegations that he posed as an investment adviser to clients is innocent of all charges, according to attorneys who represent him.
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PART I: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
If you’re a fan of country or bluegrass, you have heard the music and names of Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones and Leroy Troy, all of who have served as Heritage Award Winners at Uncle Dave Macon Days.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police seek tips in arson cases
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police seek tips in arson cases
Smyrna authorities are asking the public for help in solving two arson cases involving fires in the Almaville Road area.
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LOGUE: NFL should lose nonprofit status
If the National Football league is a nonprofit organization, then why did Roger Goodell make more than $11 million in salary in 2012?
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MTSU athletes compete in NCAA track championships
The best collegiate track and field athletes in the nation have gathered this week in Eugene, Ore., for the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
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Blue Raider baseball closes with mixed results
Blue Raider baseball closes with mixed results
The 2013 MTSU baseball season came to a disappointing end with a shutout of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. For first-year head coach Jim McGuire, the season was a mix of emotions, as he took the reins from longtime manager Steve Peterson.
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TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
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HUNTER: MT Athletics should add sports with C-USA move
With the impending move, I would like to make some suggestions to Director of Athletics Chris Massaro and Senior Women’s Administrator Diane Turnham about the 11 sports I would add to the Blue Raider program.
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Teens rescued from river at Nice Mill Dam
Teens rescued from river at Nice Mill Dam
Group saved after Stones River swells
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Home price index increase 8.4 percent from 2012 to 2013
Home prices nationwide increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.
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Special Kids offers spots in Middle Half
Special Kids offers spots in Middle Half
Special Kids currently has a few spots available for the sold-out Murfreesboro Half Marathon that will be held later this year in Murfreesboro.
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WOODY: Cheating is part of NASCAR's history
How long has cheating gone on in NASCAR? From Day One, that’s how long.
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Sheriff's Office awards scholarships
Two Oakland High School graduates each earned $750 scholarships funded from donations by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s school resource officers.
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MTSU, high school rugby make championship games
MTSU, high school rugby make championship games
The rugby scene in Rutherford County is achieving more success at both the high school and college level.
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Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling