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Sen. Tracy appointed speaker pro tem
Sen. Tracy appointed speaker pro tem

State Sen. Jim Tracy is taking a big step in the Upper Chamber's power hierarchy.

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'Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibit' at MTSU
'Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibit' at MTSU

The MTSU Department of Art will open the spring 2017 semester with "Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition" in Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, room 224, Friday, January 20.

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Retirement ends Ricketts' alternative fuels era at MTSU
Retirement ends Ricketts' alternative fuels era at MTSU

The Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended recently with one final attempt to successfully drive U.S. 231 in Tennessee between the Kentucky and Alabama state lines using a wood gasification process.

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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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Broadway star to perform at MTSU
Broadway star to perform at MTSU

Broadway star and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater gems at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM to broadcast 'Mountain Tough' benefit concert
WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM to broadcast 'Mountain Tough' benefit concert

Zac Brown Band to headline benefit Dec. 17 for those affected by Gatlinburg-area wildfires.

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A historic 'first' for La Vergne
A historic 'first' for La Vergne

Voters elect African American alderman.

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Beatles fanatic finds his sweet spot in Woodbury
Beatles fanatic finds his sweet spot in Woodbury

Pro musician John Salaway sings his own songs, gets by with a little help from Fab Four.

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OP-ED: Under new administration, Tennessee can pursue policies that ensure prosperity
OP-ED: Under new administration, Tennessee can pursue policies that ensure prosperity

We have much work to do over the next two years, and I am hopeful that under the Trump Administration, the state will have more flexibility to pursue policies that will ensure the prosperity of Tennesseans.

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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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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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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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OP-ED: Under new administration, Tennessee can pursue policies that ensure prosperity
OP-ED: Under new administration, Tennessee can pursue policies that ensure prosperity
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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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MTSU names student-success leader Sluder as new University College dean
MTSU names student-success leader Sluder as new University College dean
The administrator leading MTSU's Quest for Student Success will now also serve as dean of the University College and will oversee work with students undecided on majors, as well as adult degree completion, online learning and academic outreach to high school students.
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Threatening note containing racial slur found in Blackman locker room
Threatening note containing racial slur found in Blackman locker room

'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.

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Michael Brown Sr. to address youth interactions with police Nov. 17 at MTSU
Michael Brown Sr. to address youth interactions with police Nov. 17 at MTSU

Michael Brown Sr. will deliver an address titled "Chosen for Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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Native American activist to discuss Standing Rock dispute Nov. 17 at MTSU
Native American activist to discuss Standing Rock dispute Nov. 17 at MTSU

Attorney Albert Bender, a Cherokee activist from Antioch, Tennessee, will talk about what he has witnessed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room N119 of the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building.

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Tennessee Legal: Moving forward as citizens
Tennessee Legal: Moving forward as citizens

"Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work." Michael Novak, philosopher

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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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'MTSU On the Record' examines treatment of LGBT foster children
'MTSU On the Record' examines treatment of LGBT foster children

The plight of foster children grappling with their sexual identity will be the topic of the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.

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Limbaugh for president
Limbaugh for president

Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'

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More than 300 girls discover career options during 20th annual math-science event at MTSU
More than 300 girls discover career options during 20th annual math-science event at MTSU

Expanding Your Horizons, or EYH, at MTSU is held for girls and young women from across Middle Tennessee to investigate potential careers in math, science and the other STEM fields; to talk with and listen to women in science and math; and attend math and science workshops and participate in hands-on activities with girls also interested in these fields.

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Early voting breaks records
Early voting breaks records

'We want it to be over,' says one voter.

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Family-friendly 'Peter Pan' flies into MTSU's Tucker Theatre Nov. 3-6
Family-friendly 'Peter Pan' flies into MTSU's Tucker Theatre Nov. 3-6

Duck your head, clear the air and get ready to fly Nov. 3-6 with the MTSU Arts production of "Peter Pan," where a full cast and crew will bring the swashbuckling musical fantasy to local audiences in -- and above -- MTSU's Tucker Theatre.

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Ketron calls out Haslam for disavowing Trump
Ketron calls out Haslam for disavowing Trump

'I just wish he had kept his mouth closed,' Ketron said.

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MTSU Jazz Artist Series opens Oct. 20 with tribute to piano great Gil Evans
MTSU Jazz Artist Series opens Oct. 20 with tribute to piano great Gil Evans

Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series Thursday, Oct. 20, with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.

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Homecoming parade
Homecoming parade "game" is "Raideropoly"

True Blue players, fans show MTSU spirit on sunny October morning.

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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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True Blue alumnus shares wisdom with students
True Blue alumnus shares wisdom with students

University board of trustees appointee Darrell Freeman tells students to think big.

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Haslam appoints MTSU board members
Haslam appoints MTSU board members

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed eight people to serve on a new MTSU board of trustees created through the state's FOCUS Act, which is designed to give six state universities more autonomy as part of Tennessee's Drive to 55 initiative.

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Republican house candidates decline debate
Republican house candidates decline debate

"What are you afraid of?" asks Democratic Party chairwoman.

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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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MTSU students discover options at Chemistry Career Fair
MTSU students discover options at Chemistry Career Fair

Dozens of MTSU chemistry and pre-professional students in medical fields learned about options and opportunities they can explore with companies and colleges and universities during the Chemistry Career Fair.

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Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds
Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds

But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.

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STEM Network selects MTSU for partnership
STEM Network selects MTSU for partnership

Further advancing the state's recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) and Battelle Education announced today a new partnership for the leadership of the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub.

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Tennessee Legal: Voter registration time in Tennessee
Tennessee Legal: Voter registration time in Tennessee

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States

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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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'You can't build good will by visiting violence,' activist Diane Nash tells MTSU audience
'You can't build good will by visiting violence,' activist Diane Nash tells MTSU audience

Diane Nash is using her history-changing work for civil rights to advise and encourage those today who want to help America ensure freedom and justice for all.

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MTSU partners with United Way to promote healthy living
MTSU partners with United Way to promote healthy living

Nearly 2,700 healthy snack packs assembled

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MTSU student, Marine veteran gets 'recycled ride' in nationwide giveaway
MTSU student, Marine veteran gets 'recycled ride' in nationwide giveaway

A former U.S. Marine who overcame addiction and incarceration to embark on a college career has a new set of wheels to help him along the way.

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The Community Foundation awards scholarships to Rutherford County students
The Community Foundation awards scholarships to Rutherford County students

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is awarding 291 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.

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MTSU's Baldwin Gallery features international photographer McCurry's work through Oct. 20
MTSU's Baldwin Gallery features international photographer McCurry's work through Oct. 20

Internationally acclaimed photographer and "visual storyteller" Steve McCurry's work is the newest exhibit at MTSU's renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery, open now through Oct. 20.

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MTSU hosts reflective 9/11 observance to 'never forget'
MTSU hosts reflective 9/11 observance to 'never forget'

As she recounted details of the hundreds of first responders who lost their lives saving others as the Twin Towers collapsed in New York 15 years ago, MTSU senior ROTC cadet Sara Crum had to pause as emotion increasingly tightened its grip on her every word.

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Bag checks, other changes made to MTSU football game day operations
Bag checks, other changes made to MTSU football game day operations

Fans reminded of MT Blvd construction; some tailgating areas relocated.

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Workers at MTSU protest privatization
Workers at MTSU protest privatization

Calling for Gov. Bill Haslam to stop trying to treat Tennessee like a business, United Campus Workers from MTSU rallied outside a Pilot store on the governor's birthday in opposition to a looming plan to outsource state jobs.

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MTSU Foundation honors Hein with Career Achievement Award
MTSU Foundation honors Hein with Career Achievement Award

Nineteen other faculty members also recognized at Fall Faculty Meeting.

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Eighteen new cadets sworn in to MTSU ROTC program
Eighteen new cadets sworn in to MTSU ROTC program

MTSU's military science program ushered in the fall semester with a brief but formal swearing-in ceremony, as 18 newly contracted students took the oath Friday, August 19, on campus after passing their physical training exercise the previous day.

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MTSU'S public radio station embraces Americana music
MTSU'S public radio station embraces Americana music

Unique partnership with Music City Roots launches "WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5" on Sept. 2.

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Former MTSU student revels in 'dog days' of profit on 'MTSU On the Record'
Former MTSU student revels in 'dog days' of profit on 'MTSU On the Record'

A former MTSU student who used his education to turn a dog's playtime into a lucrative career will be the guest on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.

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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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'MTSU On the Record' examines best practices for childbirth educators
'MTSU On the Record' examines best practices for childbirth educators

The tactical tightrope that childbirth educators must walk when trying to help women through pregnancy and labor is the subject of the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.

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MTSU student receives $10K diversity scholar award
MTSU student receives $10K diversity scholar award

Ciara Taylor wants to assist doctors and nurses by working in a laboratory, providing diagnostic test results in her future career contribution to patient care.

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'Nice to win it at the ballot box'
'Nice to win it at the ballot box'

Appointed board member Jordan selected by the voters this time.

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Inspired by her late father, Eischeid celebrates judgeship victory
Inspired by her late father, Eischeid celebrates judgeship victory

Weeks of a grueling campaign behind her,Weeks of a grueling campaign behind her, Lisa Eischeid turns emotional - tears welling in her eyes - as she speaks about the impact her late father had on her quest to win a new General Sessions judgeship. turns emotional - tears welling in her eyes - as she speaks about the impact her late father had on her quest to win a new General Sessions judgeship.

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Results roll in from August election
Results roll in from August election

Veteran Murfreesboro attorney Lisa Eischeid captured a new General Sessions IV judgeship, topping Ben Bennett by only 325 votes in a nine-person race for the seat.

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Early voting turnout low
Early voting turnout low

Anyone who thought contested Republican primaries and an open judge seat would generate great voter interest could be disappointed by early-voting turnout.

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Judicial bar rankings
Judicial bar rankings
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Candidates take questions at The Block
Candidates take questions at The Block

With voting set for Thursday, candidates for General Sessions Judge Part IV took a final shot at publicly touting their credentials Monday.

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MTSU graduate wins first place in Pick Tennessee Products competition
MTSU graduate wins first place in Pick Tennessee Products competition

An MTSU alumna can claim that her company's product is the "Pick of Tennessee."

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MTSU's Keel among 2016 honorees for YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement
MTSU's Keel among 2016 honorees for YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement

Eight to be inducted during October fundraising ceremony.

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The Reclaim Showcase: an arts showcase celebrating survivors of domestic, sexual violence
The Reclaim Showcase: an arts showcase celebrating survivors of domestic, sexual violence

Reclaim Ourselves, a community organization in Murfreesboro dedicated to using arts as vehicle for social change is pleased to announce The Reclaim Showcase, their second annual multi-media art exhibition celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

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Recent donations strengthen MTSU student 'ties' at Raiders' Closet
Recent donations strengthen MTSU student 'ties' at Raiders' Closet

Two generous donations of men's ties and women's business suits are replenishing the inventory at MTSU's Raiders' Closet as fall semester approaches.

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Republicans judge potential judges
Republicans judge potential judges

Rutherford County's Republican Party is inserting itself into the General Sessions Judge IV race in an effort to elect a "conservative," even though the election is a nonpartisan affair.

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Congressional candidate Persley: 'This is my time'
Congressional candidate Persley: 'This is my time'

Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Erran Persley says he has a "passion for politics as a positive vehicle for change."

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Questions for the candidates: 34th District
Questions for the candidates: 34th District

Four Republicans and one Democrat are running for the 34th District House seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Rick Womick of Rockvale.

As early voting approaches July 15-30 and Election Day on Aug. 4 in the state primary, the candidates answered these questions from The Post.

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Carr questions Black fundraiser
Carr questions Black fundraiser

Republican congressional candidate Joe Carr of Rutherford County is questioning a July fundraiser planned for his primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, by Gov. Bill Haslam at the governor's mansion in Nashville.

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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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Questions for the candidates: General Sessions Judge Part IV
Questions for the candidates: General Sessions Judge Part IV

Early voting starts July 15 for the Rutherford County general election, in which voters will cast ballots on a General Sessions Judge Part IV post designed to alleviate a crowded court docket and expedite justice.

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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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Murfreesboro student awarded Buchanan Fellowship
Murfreesboro student awarded Buchanan Fellowship

Megan Elise Tudor, a homeschool graduate from Murfreesboro, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University's most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

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Reeves-Sain hires 'true blue' pharmacist
Reeves-Sain hires 'true blue' pharmacist

Reeves-Sain is excited to welcome their newest pharmacist, MTSU and Lipscomb University graduate Taylor Black.

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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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Youth gain goat insights at MTSU camp
Youth gain goat insights at MTSU camp

More than 40 youngsters from across Tennessee spent the entire day June 21 learning about the care of goats.

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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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 Tim Rudd announces candidacy for State Representative, 34th District
Tim Rudd announces candidacy for State Representative, 34th District

Conservative leader and Murfreesboro resident Tim Rudd has announced his candidacy for 34th District state representative. Rudd seeks to replace Rep. Rick Womick, who previously stated that he is not seeking re-election.

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MTSU, Bridgestone collaborate to develop workforce leadership program
MTSU, Bridgestone collaborate to develop workforce leadership program

Primarily online, new concentration to launch in fall

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Goff announces candidacy for State House District 37
Goff announces candidacy for State House District 37

Becky Goff, a teacher for more than 20 years, has announced she is a candidate for State House District 37.

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Registration begins for Oct. 22  math-science event for girls
Registration begins for Oct. 22 math-science event for girls

Registration has begun for the 20th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their place.

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Groundbreaking Zika virus research discussed on 'MTSU On the Record'
Groundbreaking Zika virus research discussed on 'MTSU On the Record'

An MTSU professor whose work on stemming the spread of the Zika virus pandemic has attracted attention from pharmaceutical companies will be the guest on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.

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Eight local students awarded study-abroad scholarships from MTSU
Eight local students awarded study-abroad scholarships from MTSU

Twenty-six students are preparing now for the experience of a lifetime thanks to the MTSU Office of Education Abroad, including eight from Rutherford County.

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Educator of the Year 2016
Educator of the Year 2016

Members of the National Federation of the Blind, MTSU Student Chapter were asked to nominate one of their professors for Educator of the Year.

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MTSU senior's cross-country flight retraces pioneer's path
MTSU senior's cross-country flight retraces pioneer's path

Middle Tennessee State University senior Collin McDonald of Carthage, Tennessee, left Murfreesboro May 19 to begin a month-long cross-country journey following the path aviation pioneer Cal Rodgers flew more than 100 years ago.

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DesJarlais and Starrett lock horns ahead of primary
DesJarlais and Starrett lock horns ahead of primary

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Grant Starrett are trading barbs as the 4th Congressional District Republican primary approaches, the challenger questioning the incumbent's pro-life stance and the congressman labeling his opponent an out-of-touch rich kid.

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MTSU signs agreement with China's Zhejiang University of Science and Technology
MTSU signs agreement with China's Zhejiang University of Science and Technology

Pact reunites President McPhee with friend from Confucius Institute's founding.

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Campus School celebrating '50s with 'Reunion Picnic on the Lawn'
Campus School celebrating '50s with 'Reunion Picnic on the Lawn'

Homer Pittard Campus School is inviting former students, staff members and friends to an upcoming throwback picnic celebration on its grounds.

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Carrying on campus to start in July
Carrying on campus to start in July

Despite opposition from higher education and law enforcement officials, MTSU employees with handgun-carry permits will be able to pack weapons on campus under legislation the governor is allowing to become law.

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'Forrest Hall' no more?
'Forrest Hall' no more?

After months of public debate marked by student protests, MTSU President Sidney McPhee is recommending the university drop the name of embattled Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Army ROTC building.

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MTSU names Veterans and Military Family Center to honor music legend Charlie Daniels, wife Hazel
MTSU names Veterans and Military Family Center to honor music legend Charlie Daniels, wife Hazel

$70K gift pushes The Journey Home Project's support to $120K.

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Fashion, networking tips at women's expo April 30 at MTSU
Fashion, networking tips at women's expo April 30 at MTSU

Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.

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The BIG (blue) Event goes green
The BIG (blue) Event goes green

MTSU students made sure a heavily used local green space was covered in blue over the weekend as dozens volunteered to do their part for this year's BIG Event at Old Fort Park.

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'The most unifying decision'
'The most unifying decision'

With a majority of its members saying MTSU needs to come together over a "polarizing" issue, the Forrest Hall Task Force is recommending a name change for the university's ROTC building.

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To be continued: Forrest Hall Task Force will reconvene Tuesday
To be continued: Forrest Hall Task Force will reconvene Tuesday

After three public meetings over five months and more than two hours of debate, the Forrest Hall Task Force hit a wall.

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'Migration with Dignity' exhibit comes to Heritage Center
'Migration with Dignity' exhibit comes to Heritage Center

MTSU's Global Studies program is encouraging the community to attend a unique multimedia exhibit in Murfreesboro honoring the cultural diversity in the region through stories of migration.

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MTSU prepares for FOCUS Act
MTSU prepares for FOCUS Act

MTSU is preparing for the governor's FOCUS Act to take effect, a higher education restructuring plan designed to set up local boards of trustees to oversee six state universities.

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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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MTSU will offer open labs, classes to public April 18-22
MTSU will offer open labs, classes to public April 18-22

To help kick-start the upcoming MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend, the colleges of Liberal Arts and Basic and Applied Sciences are inviting people to attend classes, labs and lectures at no cost.

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There's no need to change the name of MTSU
There's no need to change the name of MTSU

What's in a name? In the early 1960s, Middle Tennessee State College decided to change its name to Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU Student Food Pantry needs 'food for finals' as stockpiles run low
MTSU Student Food Pantry needs 'food for finals' as stockpiles run low

As the end of the spring 2016 semester draws near, some MTSU students will need help with nourishment to sustain them through their studies and their upcoming final exams in late April and early May.

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High school journalists can register now for summer 'Innovation J-Camp' at MTSU
High school journalists can register now for summer 'Innovation J-Camp' at MTSU
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MTSU, Blackman High academy 'cap' first year of unique partnership
MTSU, Blackman High academy 'cap' first year of unique partnership

Inaugural Capstone Gallery Walk showcases research projects of graduating seniors.

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Inge Meyring Smith to speak at MTSU
Inge Meyring Smith to speak at MTSU

A woman who escaped Nazi terror to become one of the most dynamic forces in Tennessee education will share her story at MTSU.

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Ann Patchett, Minton Sparks to appear March 25 at MTSU's Southern Literary Festival

MTSU is upholding nearly 80 years of student writing tradition by hosting the 2016 Southern Literary Festival March 24-26, which will feature writing workshops, readings and master classes for students, as well as special guests Ann Patchett and Minton Sparks in free public appearances.

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MTSU girls' STEM event canceled
MTSU girls' STEM event canceled

An MTSU event bringing high school girls to campus to encourage studies in science, technology, engineering and math will have to wait a year until the university irons out supervision policies for minors, including required background checks.

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MTSU and Tennessee State Parks partner to develop museum
MTSU and Tennessee State Parks partner to develop museum

Thanks to a recent partnership with Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee State University, graduate students from the university's Public History Program are getting a unique opportunity to put their education and skills to use.

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$714K USDA grant boosts MTSU agriculture's research efforts
$714K USDA grant boosts MTSU agriculture's research efforts

Partnership endeavor includes Texas A&M, Sam Houston State University

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Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs
Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs

Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the costs of their certification.

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Heritage Protection Act passes
Heritage Protection Act passes

Legislation making it more difficult to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall or remove Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust from the state Capitol is being sent to the governor for his signature.

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A tail-wagging time out for stressed students
A tail-wagging time out for stressed students

It's almost time for midterm exams at MTSU, and students are searching for relief.

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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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'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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Hatch Show Print to exhibit at Todd Art Gallery
Hatch Show Print to exhibit at Todd Art Gallery

Nashville icon Hatch Show Print will exhibit work at MTSU Todd Art Gallery beginning this week.

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Forrest task force forum
Forrest task force forum

MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force is set to hold a forum Feb. 24 at Lane Agri-Park to gather feedback on a potential name change to the university's ROTC building, named for embattled Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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MTSU's Centennial Campaign raises more than $105 million
MTSU's Centennial Campaign raises more than $105 million
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Texas storyteller Jaston Williams stops at MTSU for free Feb. 9 'Valentine'
Texas storyteller Jaston Williams stops at MTSU for free Feb. 9 'Valentine'

Actor and playwright Jaston Williams will finally be his own man on stage at MTSU Tuesday, Feb. 9, after three decades portraying a dozen-plus different -- and memorably deranged -- citizens embroiled in daily life in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.

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MTSU Poll: Tennessee voters feel standard of living falling behind
MTSU Poll: Tennessee voters feel standard of living falling behind

Generally approve of state leaders; disapprove of president, U.S. Congress.

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Tenn. voters: More access to birth control, sex ed could help reduce abortions
Tenn. voters: More access to birth control, sex ed could help reduce abortions

State voters also want gun laws left alone, oppose a gas tax increase.

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Lester application denied
Lester application denied

A former Rutherford County elections administrator fired a year and a half ago for "frequent and blatant" abuse of the county's work-hours policy won't be allowed to work at the polls either.

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Voting convenience centers on the horizon
Voting convenience centers on the horizon

Rutherford County officials are pursuing legislation allowing the establishment of voter convenience centers designed to make casting ballots easier, though the plan comes with initial costs and would eliminate nearly 20 precincts.

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Wedding gowns tell tales of the past
Wedding gowns tell tales of the past

Oaklands and MTSU jointly display 5 dozen dresses.

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MTSU POLL: Trump leads Cruz among Tenn. GOP voters; many still undecided
MTSU POLL: Trump leads Cruz among Tenn. GOP voters; many still undecided
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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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Saturday classes cancelled at MTSU
Saturday classes cancelled at MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University's Saturday, Jan. 23, classes are canceled because of inclement weather and poor road conditions, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said.

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MTSU event honors MLK: 'It's all about love, not hate'
MTSU event honors MLK: 'It's all about love, not hate'

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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MTSU, Kroger partner to educate public about need to eat fruits, vegetables
MTSU, Kroger partner to educate public about need to eat fruits, vegetables

As Americans make New Year's resolutions to eat healthier meals, MTSU will be planning ways to help them fulfill those resolutions.

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Political pendulum predicted to swing left by Rep. Clemmons
Political pendulum predicted to swing left by Rep. Clemmons

'You don't legislate out of fear,' Rep. Clemmons tells RCDP.

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RCYD celebrates the season
RCYD celebrates the season

The Rutherford County Young Democrats hosted their holiday party earlier this month at Cultivate Coworking in Murfreesboro.

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New development officer has big goals for MTSU College of Media and Entertainment
New development officer has big goals for MTSU College of Media and Entertainment

MTSU's newest development director is thankful for the "wonderful opportunity" to play a role in educating new media professionals and for the multifaceted media career experience that led her to academia.

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Brain-based language learning at CALA
Brain-based language learning at CALA

MTSU is again offering the community a chance to quickly learn a foreign language in just days to kick off the new year.

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MTSU students come together to address Islamophobia
MTSU students come together to address Islamophobia

Campaign encourages a second look at stereotypes.

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Moratorium requests spark refugee vetting conversation
Moratorium requests spark refugee vetting conversation

'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.

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MTSU receives 'Best for Vets 2016' recognition from Military Times
MTSU receives 'Best for Vets 2016' recognition from Military Times

Following the grand opening of the MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center, the university just received another military-related recognition.

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Committee forms to decide Forrest Hall's fate
Committee forms to decide Forrest Hall's fate

A 15-member committee with a wide range of representatives will start the process Thursday to decide whether MTSU's Forrest Hall should retain the name of the embattled Confederate general.

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MTSU Veterans and Military  Family Center opens in grand style
MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center opens in grand style

The military historian and academic researcher in Dr. Hilary Miller tells her the location of MTSU's new Veterans and Military Family Center truly is special.

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Sigma Nu Fraternity suspends charter of MTSU chapter for violations
Sigma Nu Fraternity suspends charter of MTSU chapter for violations

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sigma Nu Fraternity's national headquarters announced the suspension of the charter of its Theta Iota Chapter at MTSU, effective immediately, for alcohol misuse and hazing-related incidents.

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University celebrates grand opening of Veterans and Military Family Center
University celebrates grand opening of Veterans and Military Family Center

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the $329,000 MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center Thursday, Nov. 5, in Keathley University Center, 1524 Military Memorial, in the heart of campus.

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Political dissent and music through history
Political dissent and music through history

Music has been one of man's favorite ways to resist or support powerful leaders throughout history, and it's the timely topic of an international conference hosted by MTSU's School of Music Nov. 21-22.

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Sen. Ketron expresses concern over privatizing operations
Sen. Ketron expresses concern over privatizing operations

State Sen. Bill Ketron is raising concerns about the potential impact of privatizing operations at Tennessee universities as Gov. Bill Haslam's administration puts together a report delving into cost savings mainly by outsourcing jobs.

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Low bid climbs for MT Blvd. project
Low bid climbs for MT Blvd. project

The low bid to widen and improve Middle Tennessee Boulevard next to MTSU came in roughly $1 million higher than it did in June, an outcome leaving city officials in search of extra money to fund the project.

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Rutherford County Democratic Women to hold Champion Chili Fall Fundraiser

The Rutherford County Democratic Women will hold their Champion Chili Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Drizzles didn't dampen spirits at 'Big Blue Easy' homecoming parade
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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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Cast of upcoming 'Dog Sees God,' has message: 'Everyone's valuable'
Cast of upcoming 'Dog Sees God,' has message: 'Everyone's valuable'

The new MTSU Theatre production of the award-winning "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" has a sincere message for its audience: Reach out and get to know the person next to you.

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Democrats urge involvement, sincerity at fundraiser
Democrats urge involvement, sincerity at fundraiser

The Rutherford County Democratic Party hosted their biggest fundraiser of the year last week. Former State Rep. Mary Ann Eckles opened her Murfreesboro home for the event, where honored guests State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, State Rep. Mike Stewart and State Rep. Darren Jernigan spoke to the crowd.

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Photography exhibit shows 'Mark of Time' at Baldwin Gallery
Photography exhibit shows 'Mark of Time' at Baldwin Gallery

Timothy McCoy is bringing new pieces of history to MTSU's renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery with "The Mark of Time," an exhibition of his work on egg white-and metal-treated papers.

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Low flying planes elicit complaints
Low flying planes elicit complaints

Airport reopens to concerns from unhappy neighbors.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: MTSU's First Lady puts service to students first
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: MTSU's First Lady puts service to students first

Personal health issues don't slow down Elizabeth McPhee.

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Raiders Closet, Amelia's Closet mix, match clothing for perfect fit
Raiders Closet, Amelia's Closet mix, match clothing for perfect fit

The well-dressed individual knows just how to mix and match separate items of clothing to obtain the best possible look.

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The intoxicating 'Art of Moonshine'
The intoxicating 'Art of Moonshine'

Art lovers, be immersed in a new exhibit -- maybe even get a little drunk on the creative splendor surrounding an element of Southern life considered both popular and practical, as well as prohibited.

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United Campus Workers balk at MTSU privatization
United Campus Workers balk at MTSU privatization

MTSU's chapter of United Campus Workers is ready to battle any state proposal to privatize university jobs, a move it believes could affect hundreds of employees and negatively impact the local economy.

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Chants demand,
Chants demand, "Change the name!" of Forrest Hall

Protesters march across MTSU, hear Dr. McPhee's response.

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MTSU renames College of Mass Communication to reflect industry, societal changes
MTSU renames College of Mass Communication to reflect industry, societal changes
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MTSU alumna wins $5,000 fellowship from national honors society
MTSU alumna wins $5,000 fellowship from national honors society

One bright MTSU graduate's pathway to the stars is being paved with a major monetary boost.

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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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Native American site discovered, secured at Black Cat Cave
Native American site discovered, secured at Black Cat Cave

City partners with MTSU archaeologists and others to protect site.

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Chinese school children introduced to Murfreesboro, MTSU
Chinese school children introduced to Murfreesboro, MTSU

The 30-plus Chinese school children visiting Murfreesboro Saturday as part of an educational and cultural exchange organized by MTSU started with a heavy dose of Tennessee history and local geography.

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MTSU, Olive Branch to hold May 31 outreach event for prospective students of faith
MTSU, Olive Branch to hold May 31 outreach event for prospective students of faith

The MTSU Office of Admissions is partnering with Olive Branch Church to reach Rutherford County high school juniors and seniors of faith.

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MTSU student, Siegel grad wins grant to study optics in Paris
MTSU student, Siegel grad wins grant to study optics in Paris

Homegrown Michele Kelley quickly has developed a flair for the international experience and studying abroad.

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MTSU using grant to aid students in diverse cultures
MTSU using grant to aid students in diverse cultures

I had never tasted the delicious delight of a toasted bagel with cream cheese until I went to college

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MTSU baseball sweeps WKU to stay in first place

The MTSU baseball team stayed in first place in the Conference USA standings with a three-game weekend sweep over hated rival Western Kentucky, including a 9-2 win on May 3.

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Planning, teamwork help ensure smooth MTSU graduation
Planning, teamwork help ensure smooth MTSU graduation

The photos and videos splash across MTSUNews.com and in local media every semester when thousands of students take that big walk across the stage inside Murphy Center.

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The Show' concert to feature some of MTSU's biggest talent
The Show' concert to feature some of MTSU's biggest talent

"The Show" is a concert featuring four headlining artists from MTSU, who will perform Sunday, Mary 17 at 8 p.m. at Tempt Night Club in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU's third annual 1911 Society Luncheon honors long-term donors
MTSU's third annual 1911 Society Luncheon honors long-term donors

MTSU again recognized supporters who have made long-term financial commitments to the university during the third annual 1911 Society Luncheon.

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MTSU football finishes the spring with Blue-White Game

The MTSU football team finished spring practice April 18 with the 2015 Blue-White Spring Game at Floyd Stadium. The offense got a late touchdown to defeat the defense 31-28 in front of an announced crowd of 3,111.

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Rutherford County Democrats name new leadership team
Rutherford County Democrats name new leadership team

Murfreesboro - Fielding strong candidates to participate at all levels of local and state government is a top priority for the newly elected leadership team of the Rutherford County Democratic Party, said the local party's new chair, Bill Campbell.

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Property Assessor Mitchell changes parties
Property Assessor Mitchell changes parties

Rutherford County's sole Democratic elected office holder switched to the Republican Party today, with officials saying he is "coming home."

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Nissan supplier park to create 1,000 new jobs
Nissan supplier park to create 1,000 new jobs
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Lady Raiders end season in WNIT quarterfinals

The MTSU women's basketball team continued its historic march through the 2015 WNIT tournament Sunday (March 29) with a first-ever meeting with Temple in the quarterfinals. This has been the furthest the Lady Raiders have advanced in any postseason tournament in school history. However, their season came to a crashing halt with a 69-57 loss at the Murphy Center.

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Old SBC Foes, MTSU, Arkansas State Collide in WNIT Second Round
Old SBC Foes, MTSU, Arkansas State Collide in WNIT Second Round

A lot was on the line as MTSU faced former Sun Belt Conference rival, Arkansas State in the second round of the WNIT March 22 at the Murphy Center. The Lady Raiders were looking to make history with a win. For the first time in school history, MTSU has won multiple games in the same postseason with a 70-60 win over ASU.

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MTSU baseball sweeps UAB to start C-USA play

The MTSU baseball team opened up the Conference USA portion of the 2015 schedule over the weekend with a series win at Reese Smith Jr Field against UAB. The three-game series dealt with several weather delays, which ended with a doubleheader on Sundayt. The Blue Raiders swept the series with 8-0, 3-0, 3-2 wins over the Blazers.

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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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Lady Raiders finish regular season with win over FAU

The MTSU women's basketball team finished off the 2014-15 regular season with a 73-60 win over Florida Atlantic this morning at the Murphy Center. The Lady Raiders head into next week's Conference USA tournament in Birmingham with a final record of 20-8, 14-4.

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Pi Kappa Phi suspended at MTSU for hazing, alcohol use
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MTSU softball off to best start since 2004

The MTSU softball team is off to its best start since 2004 after going 4-1 last week during the Dot Richardson Classic in Florida.

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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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Four lawmakers who opposed Insure Tennessee have state coverage
Four lawmakers who opposed Insure Tennessee have state coverage
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Governor proposes $100M for teacher pay raises
Governor proposes $100M for teacher pay raises
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MTSU baseball team opens season with much optimism

The MTSU baseball team returned to the diamond this past weekend as it opened the season with a three-game series at Jacksonville.

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MTSU's 19th annual Unity Lunch honors five community leaders
MTSU's 19th annual Unity Lunch honors five community leaders

For Murfreesboro City Councilwoman and MTSU alumna Madelyn Scales Harris, being among the five honorees at Tuesday's Unity Luncheon at MTSU represented the legacy of a father and mother who instilled in her the desire to serve her community.

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Lady Raiders riding the prowess of Jones, Parker

The MTSU women's basketball team has been on a roll, which is nothing usual this time of the year.

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Insure Tennessee dies in Senate committee

NASHVILLE - A Senate committee killed Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion plan Wednesday without giving it a chance to reach either the House or Senate chamber for full consideration.

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MTSU football team welcomes 24 players on National Signing Day

College football dreams came true Wednesday (Feb. 4) for many gridiron stars as they signed their name on the dotted line and each received a scholarship to play football at the next level.

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Rutherford legislators balk at Haslam's Insure Tennessee

NASHVILLE - Rutherford County legislators are giving Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal a cool, if not icy, reception as a special session on the Medicaid expansion plan begins.

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1974-75 MTSU team one for the ages
1974-75 MTSU team one for the ages
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Parker has triple double in Lady Raiders win

In the long and storied history of the MTSU women's basketball program nobody ever finished a game with a triple double until today when senior forward Cheyenne Parker achieved the mark in the team's 74-53 win over UTEP today at the Murphy Center. Parker finished with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 blocks.

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MTSU's Parker named National Player of the Week
MTSU's Parker named National Player of the Week

The awards continue to roll in for Middle Tennessee senior forward Cheyenne Parker following her dominant performances for the Blue Raiders last week.

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Raise a glass for Jan. 31 city premiere of 'Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!

Celebrate the new year all over again with the official Murfreesboro premiere of a short film created by MTSU students, faculty and alumni.

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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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Tennessee lawmakers could push for fuel tax

Tennessee lawmakers might consider raising more revenue this session through alternative taxes on electric and natural-gas powered vehicles, in addition to the traditional gas tax, state Sen. Jim Tracy said.

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INSIDE MTSU: MTSU Arts has busy schedule planned this spring

While you're snug in the family room this week, having a snack and watching the little ones leap around, make a note to join us at MTSU this spring for a plethora of free and low-cost arts opportunities for the whole community.

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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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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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Womick falls short in bid for House Speaker
Womick falls short in bid for House Speaker
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MTSU survey: Consumer outlook rises

MURFREESBORO -- The economic outlook of consumers in three Midstate counties continues to rise heading into the Christmas and holiday season, a good sign for area retailers.

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Officials break ground for technology training center
Officials break ground for technology training center

SMYRNA - With the Nissan as a backdrop, the highest-producing plant in North America, government officials and business leaders dug into a partnership Monday that combines Tennessee's educational resources with one of the world's largest auto manufacturers for a $35 million training center.

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MTSU left out of a 2014-15 bowl game

Conference USA announced today the five bowl berths to the upcoming postseason, and MTSU football was left out even with a 6-6 record. C-USA champion Marshall will play in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 23, while Rice and Western Kentucky will play on Dec. 24 in the Hawaii and Bahamas Bowl respectively. UTEP will travel to the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 20, and C-USA West Division champ Louisiana Tech will take part in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26.

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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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Lady Raiders blow out Clemson on Education Day

The MTSU women's basketball were back in action Wednesday (Dec. 3) after a 10-day layoff against ACC foe Clemson in front of more than 6,000 students from the Murfreesboro City Schools.

In total 11, 307 were in attendance, which is the second largest crowd in women's basketball history at the Murphy Center, and the Lady Raiders blew out the Tigers 69-28 at the Murphy Center.

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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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MTSU football prepares for road test at UTEP on Saturday

After last Saturday's thrilling 35-34 come from behind victory over Florida Atlantic, the MTSU football team ends the 2014 regular season at UTEP. The Blue Raiders are hoping to make it two wins in a row heading into the bowl game next month.

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MTSU honors veterans on game day

Thousands of veterans from all military branches were honored during MTSU's football game against Florida Atlantic.

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Pennycuff becomes pivotal part of rushing attack
Pennycuff becomes pivotal part of rushing attack

MTSU junior and former Siegel star fullback Chase Pennycuff is one of the unsung players on football field.

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MTSU football comes from behind to win on Senior Day

Both the MTSU football and men's basketball teams were in action Saturday in Murfreesboro. The men's basketball team defeated Southern 66-48 at the Murphy Center, while the football team came from behind to defeat Florida Atlantic 35-34 on Senior Day at Floyd Stadium.

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Lady Raiders fall to SEC foe Arkansas, 58-51 at the Murphy Center

After Monday night's impressive win over Miami (Fla.), the MTSU women's basketball team stepped up in competition tonight against SEC foe Arkansas. The Razorbacks took control early and hung on to defeat the Lady Raiders 58-51 at the Murphy Center.

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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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MTSU football looks to bounce back on Senior Day

The MTSU football team hopes to get back on track Saturday with Senior Day against Florida Atlantic at Floyd Stadium. Both teams are in the middle of a losing streak with the Owls dropping three in a row, while the Blue Raiders have lost three out of its last four games.

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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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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 football back in action this week at FIU

The MTSU football team is back in action on Saturday at FIU after taking last weekend off. The Blue Raiders are looking to bounce back after a 27-7 loss against BYU on Nov. 1. Three games remain for them as they try to become bowl eligible for the sixth time in nine season under head coach Rick Stockstill.

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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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Shacklett bests Jones in City Council race

Winning a City Council seat for the second time, Bill Shacklett rolled past two contenders Tuesday to claim a vacant post on the seven-member body.

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Sherrell-DesJarlais Congressional race heating up

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger Lenda Sherrell are duking it out in an old-fashioned media slugfest during the final days of the 4th Congressional District race.

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MTSU falls to BYU 27-7 to snap home winning streak

The MTSU football team welcomed national power BYU to Floyd Stadium on a cold Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raiders were back in action after taking last week off, while the Cougars were looking to end a four-game losing streak. BYU (5-4) ended the losing streak by defeating MTSU (5-4) 27-7.

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MTSU welcomes national power BYU to the Boro

The MTSU football team is back in action this Saturday against national power BYU at Floyd Stadium. Last week, the Blue Raiders had the week off, while the Cougars fell to Boise State. This will be the second ever meeting between the two programs.

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Cohen criticizes Haslam on Tennessee Promise

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.

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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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MTSU welcomes UAB for homecoming

It is homecoming this week for the MTSU football team as it welcomes UAB to Floyd Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raiders (4-3, 3-1) looks to bounce back after a disappointing 49-21 loss at Marshall last week. While, the Blazers defeated North Texas 56-21 last week to improve to 4-2, 2-1 on the season.

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First place on the line between MTSU and Marshall

The MTSU football team hits the road this week as it heads to Marshall with first place in the Conference USA Eastern Division on the line. Both teams are coming off key league victories last week to stay perfect in conference play. The Blue Raiders will face one of the top quarterbacks in the nation in Marshall senior Rakeem Cato.

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MTSU holds on to win over Southern Miss

The MTSU football team was looking for its first two-game winning streak of the season today against Southern Miss at Floyd Stadium and they got it with a 37-31 win. With the win, the Blue Raiders stay undefeated in Conference USA and keep its lead in the Eastern Division

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MTSU welcomes Southern Miss to Floyd Stadium for first time

The MTSU football team hopes to go 3-0 in Conference USA this Saturday as they welcome Southern Miss to Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders are coming off a 41-28 win at Old Dominion last Friday night, while the Golden Eagles fell to Rice, 41-23. This will be USM's first ever appearance to Murfreesboro.

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MTSU soccer continues scoreless streak with fourth loss in a row

The MTSU women’s soccer team continued its opening weekend of Conference USA action with a home match against UTSA. On Friday night, the Lady Raiders fell to UTEP 1-0 in overtime, and today it fell to UTSA 3-0 at the Dean A. Hayes Soccer Stadium as the scoreless streak continues for the squad.

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MTSU travels to ODU for a Friday night football game

The MTSU football team looks to bounce back this week against new Conference USA foe, Old Dominion, on Friday night in Norfolk, Va. Last week, the Blue Raiders dropped to 2-2 after losing 36-17 at Memphis, while the Monarchs defeated defending C-USA champion, Rice, 45-42. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

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MTSU heads to Memphis for the final time this Saturday

After an emotional 50-47 win over hated rival Western Kentucky last Saturday night, the focus for the MTSU football team switches to in-state foe, Memphis, this weekend. The teams will meet for the 27th time, and seven out of the last eight years. During the past six meetings between the programs, the Blue Raiders have won five of them.

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MTSU key player in creation of state emergency communication center

NASHVILLE — MTSU has provided its expertise and resources to aid the creation of an emergency communications center that the State of Tennessee could use to inform the public and media during a state or local disaster or crisis.

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MTSU defeats WKU in three overtimes

The football game between MTSU and Western Kentucky lived up to the hype. It was the Conference USA opener for both teams, and the Blue Raiders wore black jerseys as part of the Blackout game. It came down to the very end as MTSU defeated WKU Saturday night 50-47 in three overtimes at Floyd Stadium.

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MTSU welcomes WKU back to Floyd Stadium on Saturday

 The MTSU rivalry with Western Kentucky is back this Saturday after taking a year off because both teams were in different conferences last season. Both teams are trying to bounce back after losses to Big 10 opponents last week. Also, this game is the Conference USA opener for each squad.

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New Science building helps MTSU enter new era
New Science building helps MTSU enter new era

If you’re looking for proof of evolution, MTSU’s Science Building could be the final piece of the puzzle.

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Summers and Brouwer Collect C-USA Women Soccer Weekly Honors

 Grace Summers and Kelsey Brouwer garnered Conference USA weekly honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday after leading the Blue Raiders to a 1-1-1 record in the second week of action.

 

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MTSU volleyball falls to Southern Illinois in 2014 home opener

The MTSU volleyball team opened up its home portion of the schedule Tuesday night against Southern Illinois. Both teams came into the match looking to get back on the winning track after each had lost on the road.

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MTSU heads to Minnesota for first road test of the season

After an impressive 61-7 victory over Savannah State on Aug. 30 to begin the 2014 season, the MTSU football team hits the road this week against Big 10 foe Minnesota. On a wet night, the Blue Raiders scored at least one touchdown in every part of the game, offense, defense and special teams. However, both the players and coaches know this week will be a tougher test.

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MTSU blows out Savannah State to open 2014 season

The MTSU football team did not let the heavy rain stop them as itrolled over Savannah State 61-7 Saturday night to open the 2014 season at Floyd Stadium. The rain started a few minutes before kickoff and it never let up. Originally, the game was supposed to start at 6 p.m., but it was delayed for 23 minutes because of lighting in the area.

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MTSU opens 2014 season this week against Savannah State

The MTSU football season is finally here as long-time head coach Rick Stockstill previewed this Saturday’s game against Savannah State during the weekly press conference on Monday. The Blue Raiders open up their 100th season of football on Saturday at 6 p.m. atFloyd Stadium against the Tigers from the FCS.

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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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Novak joins staff at MTSU’s Confucius Institute
Novak joins staff at MTSU’s Confucius Institute

Sometimes you just have to turn to someone who speaks the language when you’re trying to explain something to the home folks.

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MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students

Thousands of MTSU students are preparing to return to campus for the fall semester. The mix of new freshmen and transfers will join returning students in their quest for academic success.

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Stockstill pleased as fall camp gets underway
Stockstill pleased as fall camp gets underway

The MTSU football team enters its second season of Conference USA action trying to improve on last year’s 8-5 (6-2) record.

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MTSU football kicks off season with Fan Day
MTSU football kicks off season with Fan Day

The unofficial kickoff to the new MTSU football season took place on Sunday Aug. 10 with the annual Fan Day on campus.

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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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C-USA East Division teams chasing favorite, Marshall
C-USA East Division teams chasing favorite, Marshall

The MTSU Blue Raiders hopes to compete for a Conference USA Eastern Division title this season.

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MTSU men hoops to play tough schedule in 14-15
MTSU men hoops to play tough schedule in 14-15

The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team released its 2014-15 schedule packed with strong opponents on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Raiders are slated to face a challenging road schedule with contests against Auburn, Oklahoma State, Belmont and Akron in non-conference action.

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Gov. Haslam makes stop in Murfreesboro
Gov. Haslam makes stop in Murfreesboro

Gov. Bill Haslam made a quick stop in Murfreesboro Tuesday, running by Maple Street Grill on the Public Square for lunch and a handshaking session with local officials, political candidates and Republican supporters.

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MTSU football team eagerly reports to camp

The MTSU football team kicked off the 2014 season with its annual preseason press conference on July 30. The Blue Raiders reported for camp on Sunday Aug. 3, and practice begins Monday at 4:20 p.m. They will be looking to compete for a Conference USA title and another bowl berth in the program’s 100th season of football.

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United Way to host Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU athletics

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.

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MTSU football signs two-game deal with Duke

MTSU and Duke have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2019 and 2020 seasons as announced by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro. It will mark the first-ever meetings in football between the two schools.

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National Institutes of Health give MTSU nearly $400,000 for treadmill research

For three years, MTSU’s exercise science experts have worked wonders with people who suffer from incomplete spinal cord injuries. Now the National Institutes of Health is giving them the opportunity to perform a comprehensive study that could change the way health professions treat these patients, who retain some preservation of sensation or motor function at the lowest segment of the spinal cord.

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MTSU student creates Youth and Educated foundation
MTSU student creates Youth and Educated foundation

MTSU junior Clinton Knox III more or less stumbled upon an idea that has taken off the past couple of years. While dining at a local restaurant , Knox and friends keenly observed how others their age interacted with themselves and employees of the restaurant, and it was quite disturbing.

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WHITTLE: Seigenthaler impacted all aspects of Volunteer State journalism

The idea for the new Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame was born in a backyard conversation five years ago between longtime journalism associate Hooper Penuel and myself.

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‘Saddle Up’ July 31 and Rutherford County’s happiest cowpokes a hand
‘Saddle Up’ July 31 and Rutherford County’s happiest cowpokes a hand

Get ready to give some of Rutherford County’s finest young wranglers a hand Thursday, July 31, at the annual “Saddle Up” fundraiser for MTSU’s Ann Campbell Early Learning Center.

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MTSU says interference by Chinese government isn’t a problem with Confucius program

MTSU’s Confucius program is building educational relationships to internationalize the university at a minimal cost locally and without giving up control over academics, according to officials.

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Scandinavia Study Abroad Art Education Exhibit in Todd Hall’s Todd Art Gallery
Scandinavia Study Abroad Art Education Exhibit in Todd Hall’s Todd Art Gallery

The MTSU Department of Art is pleased to present, “Passport to Happiness,” July 22–August 15, 2014 with an opening reception Monday, July 21, 2014, 5–7 p.m. Experience multimedia artworks and artifacts created in Denmark, Norway, and America that focus on the theme of happiness and showcase why Scandinavians are the happiest people in the world.

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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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‘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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MTSU geosciences rocks on in College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Field trips MTSU geosciences students take often provide spectacular and breathtaking views. And as geosciences chair Warner Cribb notes about alumni doing “really cool things” in their various lines of work and jobs “projected to increase by 30 percent in the next seven years,” the future appears rock-solid for current and future students.

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Powderpuff: A Collaborative Art Exhibition comes to MTSU's Todd Art Gallery
Powderpuff: A Collaborative Art Exhibition comes to MTSU's Todd Art Gallery

Powderpuff is an installation by MTSU and VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) students showcasing collaborative and individual work intended to bring an element of flamboyance and humor to an often serious space while simultaneously aiming to reinterpret female stereotypes. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery 210 located near the center of campus in Todd Hall.

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MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice
MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice

The next time you visit a national historic site, stop to consider the quality of the exhibits and the way the information is presented to you. You might be learning something from an MTSU student.

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

Six outstanding journalists comprising the 2014 second class will be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame (TJHOF) located at Middle Tennessee State University’s Mass Communication department August 12, 2014. Induction ceremonies will take place during the 60th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters at Murfreesboro’s Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Governor’s School students’ ‘creative spark’ welcome at MTSU, community
INSIDE MTSU: Governor’s School students’ ‘creative spark’ welcome at MTSU, community

Every year, when kids start scurrying around campus with their ever-present badges and lanyards, I’m thrilled at the prospect of another Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU.

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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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MT Sampler Camp gives middle schoolers hands-on career ideas
MT Sampler Camp gives middle schoolers hands-on career ideas

It doesn’t take long to recognize how passionate Nancy Stubblefield is about helping young people figure out what they want to do with their lives.

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MTSU, City Schools alliance  promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM
MTSU, City Schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM

McKyla Carter, just 9, liked all the learning so much at the recent Camp PRiSM that it “made me upgrade what I think about what I want to do in life.”

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Three Blue Raiders  selected in MLB Draft, Senior pitcher Curtis goes in 6th round
Three Blue Raiders selected in MLB Draft, Senior pitcher Curtis goes in 6th round

Some of the top collegiate and high school baseball players accomplished a life-long dream during the recent 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

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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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Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee Closing Reception for Murfreesboro Art League Exhibit
Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee Closing Reception for Murfreesboro Art League Exhibit

The City Hall Art Committee invites the public to the closing reception of its annual Murfreesboro Art League Exhibit at the Rotunda of City Hall this Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:30-6 p.m.

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Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee
Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee

The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.

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MTSU Child Development Center begins summer camps
MTSU Child Development Center begins summer camps

If you think your teenagers are restless when school is not in session, try keeping youngsters ages 3 to 5 occupied.
MTSU’s Child Development Center intends to do just that with two inaugural camps this summer. Camp Read-a-Lot is scheduled for June 16-20, and Camp STEM is slated for July 21-25.

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Inmates learn skills at Garden of Hope
Inmates learn skills at Garden of Hope

Pride shows in inmate Ivan Porto’s expression when he describes the yellow crook-necked squash he’s growing at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Garden of Hope.

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MTSU’s computer science makes impact
MTSU’s computer science makes impact

You’ll find summer session classes for thousands of students; summer camps, both for young athletes and learners, and pure fun camps as parents and their children await the start of school in August. There’s the Governor’s School for the Arts, celebrating its 30th year on campus, bringing talented high school upperclassmen from across Tennessee to our campus.

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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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MTSU track and field race for national championship
MTSU track and field race for national championship
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VINSON: Tennessee and the “Alamo”: More to it than Davy Crockett . . .?

One of the more edifying aspects of studying American History is stumbling up on information you had no earthly idea even existed. It can be an academically humbling—though beneficial—experience because it forces you to admit just “how little” you know about the subject at hand.

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Legal Aid Society takes initiative on protecting at-risk veterans

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has partnered with Operation Stand Down Nashville and drawn on its Volunteer Lawyer Program to ensure at-risk veterans are receiving the resources they need.

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Brentz sets record in ParaLong Drive National Championship
Brentz sets record in ParaLong Drive National Championship

While football star Jimmy Staten anxiously awaited news from the NFL Draft, another MTSU athlete was already entering the record books on the golf course. Jared Brentz successfully defended his 2013 Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive National Championship May 9, blasting a 409-yard drive off the tee in the final round.

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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 baseball closes strong to finish fourth in C-USA
MTSU baseball closes strong to finish fourth in C-USA
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Report: State housing market, economy slowed in first quarter of 2014

MTSU Business and Economic Research Center issues latest data

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2014 MTSU Football TV Schedule announced

 As announced by Conference USA today, four Middle Tennessee football games in 2014 have been selected for national television as part of the league package.

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MTSU offers great entertainment at Tennessee Guitar Festival
MTSU offers great entertainment at Tennessee Guitar Festival

Whether you play guitar or simply love to hear one being played, MTSU is offering a wonderful opportunity May 29-31 to hear some of the world’s finest guitarists, including one of our acclaimed music alumni, alongside some of America’s best young musicians.

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MTSU chemistry professor earns ATHENA International Award
MTSU chemistry professor earns ATHENA International Award

MTSU chemistry professor Judith Iriarte-Gross found herself “totally surprised” when her name was announced as the inaugural recipient of the ATHENA International Leadership Award.

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MTSU Strength and Speed camp begins in June

MTSU will host its 21st annual Strength and Speed camp for all athletes ages 10 through 18 this summer.
The camp occurs every Tuesday and Thursday in the months of June and July, except for the week of July 4. Fees are $25 dollars and can be paid in advance or during the first day.

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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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MTSU lands standout prep guard

The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball program and head coach Kermit Davis added Wesleyan Christian Academy point guard JaQuel Richmond to the 2014-15 recruiting class as announced Wednesday morning.

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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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Three Blue Raiders First Team All-Conference USA
Three Blue Raiders First Team All-Conference USA

Three MTSU baseball players garnered First Team All-Conference USA accolades, as announced by the league office last week. Outfielder Jared Allen, pitcher Zac Curtis and first baseman Trent Miller were selected first team all-league as voted on by the coaches, media and sports information directors.

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MTSU anticipates 700-plus visiting for June 7 Summer Preview Day
MTSU anticipates 700-plus visiting for June 7 Summer Preview Day

High school students from across Tennessee and other states are invited to attend the Summer Preview Day, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Student Union on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
More than 700 visitors —prospective students and their parents and family members — have registered to attend the preview day, said Rob Patterson, assistant director of undergraduate recruitment.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Over the Memorial Day weekend, we will be reflecting on past wars and honoring our veterans. We should all be proud to be living in Tennessee, the Volunteer State. During World War II, 315,501 residents of Tennessee served their country and 5,731 lost their lives.

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MTSU class targets emerging leaders across disciplines
MTSU class targets emerging leaders across disciplines

MTSU’s renewed focus on student success was on perfect display recently as I sat in on the Institute of Leadership Excellence, a week long program of the University Honors College held in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building on the MTSU campus.

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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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‘Starting your own Business’ seminar May 22

MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on May 22, 2014, from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU one game away from earning postseason bid

MTSU’s baseball team moved one step closer to advancing to the Conference USA tournament with a 6-2 victory over Marshall Thursday night.

All MTSU needs to do is win one more game, or Florida Atlantic lose one, and the Blue Raiders finish in the top eight, which clinches them a spot.

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MTSU's Todd Art Gallery welcomes trio of special exhibits beginning May 12
MTSU's Todd Art Gallery welcomes trio of special exhibits beginning May 12

Monday, May 12, at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery will offer area art lovers a veritable garden of delights as a trio of special exhibits — including two national student competitions — open to the public through month’s end.

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INSIDE MTSU: Summer camps fly from MTSU, Civil Air Patrol partnership
INSIDE MTSU: Summer camps fly from MTSU, Civil Air Patrol partnership

Young people are fascinated by virtually anything airplanes. So one of the takeaways from the recent MTSU and Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol educational partnership signing is the summer camp opportunities for CAP cadets and other middle and high school students.

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MTSU golf team headed back to NCAA Regional
MTSU golf team headed back to NCAA Regional

The MTSU men’s golf team is back in the NCAA Tournament after missing last year’s event. It is the sixth trip in seven years for the program.

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Dollar General makes healthy donation to MTSU professors’ community work
Dollar General makes healthy donation to MTSU professors’ community work

MTSU psychology professors Catherine Crooks and Stuart Bernstein accept an $8,000 check from Dollar General Literacy Foundation at the Nashville Public Library May 7. The money will fund the creation of the Collaborative Learning and Leadership Institute at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School.

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Congressman DesJarlais Hosts Congressional Art Competition Reception at MTSU

ongressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) today announced that he will be hosting a reception to recognize the students participating in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.

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George Jones Scholarship Fund at MTSU raises in excess of $171,000

Nancy Jones, the widow of country music icon George Jones, announced The George Jones Scholarship Fund at Middle Tennessee State University, which has become a living memorial to the late singer, has raised in excess of $171,000.

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MTSU men's golf earns at-large berth to NCAA Regional

 

For the sixth time in the last seven years, Middle Tennessee's men's golf program is headed to the postseason. The Blue Raiders earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals as announced on The Golf Channel Monday morning.

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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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Defense shines as MTSU wraps up spring drills
Defense shines as MTSU wraps up spring drills
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McPhee challenges status quo at student success town halls
McPhee challenges status quo at student success town halls

MTSU’s Student Union Parliamentary Room has served as a window into the university’s future recently as MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has hosted a series of campus town hall meetings to share more information about the university’s Quest for Student Success initiative.

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MTSU drops final game of series against ODU

The MTSU baseball team stayed in the Conference USA race with a series wins over Old Dominion this weekend. The Blue Raiders won the first two games of the series, 1-0, 11-8 on Friday and Saturday evening. The series concluded on Sunday with ODU winning 4-3 in seven innings, because of a curfew and anticipated rain in the area.

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MTSU ag students deliver fun-filled Spring Fling for children

More than 750 schoolchildren enjoyed the wow factor Tuesday, April 15, and could’ve cared less that it was tax day for their mom’s and dad’s. They were enjoying a field trip to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center for the first of what organizers anticipate will be many Agricultural Education Spring Flings.

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Part I: White House staffer describes how a Gore Presidency might have altered U.S. history
Part I: White House staffer describes how a Gore Presidency might have altered U.S. history
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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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Blue Raiders prepping for first C-USA golf tournament
Blue Raiders prepping for first C-USA golf tournament

The MTSU men’s golf heads into its first ever Conference USA tournament on April 27 in Edmond, Okla. on a small downswing.

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Former Blue Raider Issac  thriving in Arena Football
Former Blue Raider Issac thriving in Arena Football
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Defense shines during 2014 MTSU Spring Game

The MTSU football team finished up spring practice with the annual Blue-White Spring Game on April 19 at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

The game was held at the location because Floyd Stadium was having new field turf installed inside the football field. It was a offense versus defense showdown, the defense winning 44-27.

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Denton makes most of opportunity with MTSU golf team
Denton makes most of opportunity with MTSU golf team

 

MTSU sophomore and former Siegel star Madison Denton always wanted to stay at home and play collegiate golf for the Lady Raiders for as long as she could remember.

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MTSU College of Mass Communication teams with Bonnaroo
MTSU College of Mass Communication teams with Bonnaroo

 

MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have entered into a partnership that will help students better understand the dynamics of one of the world’s most successful entertainment events.

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Attorney: County commissioner victim of ‘political tactics’
Attorney: County commissioner victim of ‘political tactics’

 

Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan fell victim to politics amid allegations he stole his opponent’s campaign signs, according to attorney Greg Tucker.

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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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MTSU Police offering Rape Aggression Defense April 8

 

The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) class beginning April 8 for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

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MTSU Fashion Week April 8-11

 

The Fashion and Design Students (FaDS) of MTSU will be hosting its third annual MT Fashion Week April 8- April 11.
All events except the Machines of Motion fashion runway show are free to the public.

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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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RutherfordCABLE to feature MTSU Dean Urban at April Breakfast Meeting
RutherfordCABLE to feature MTSU Dean Urban at April Breakfast Meeting

RutherfordCABLE will feature Dr. David J. Urban, Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, at its upcoming breakfast meeting on Tuesday, April 8, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Stones River Country Club. Urban’s message is titled “The Entrepreneurial Spirit”.

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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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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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Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference April 4

 

It is almost April, and it means the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner.

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Blue Raider football team opens spring practice
Blue Raider football team opens spring practice
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MTSU ‘BEST’ career fair a ‘win-win’ for students, employers
MTSU ‘BEST’ career fair a ‘win-win’ for students, employers

 

After making the rounds speaking with representatives from companies ranging from the Hershey Co. to Walgreens to PepsiCo, MTSU senior Tyler Baker was pleased with his visit to the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, career fair inside the Student Union Ballroom.

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MTSU picks up series win over No. 10 Rice

The MTSU baseball team took the three-game series from No. 10 ranked Rice Sunday with an 8-5 win at Reese Smith Jr. Field. It was the Blue Raiders fourth win out of its last five games, and second Conference USA series win this season.

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Rice dominates MTSU 8-0

After an impressive 3-2 win on Friday over No. 10 ranked Rice, the MTSU baseball team was hoping for its third win in a row on Saturday against the Owls. However, the Blue Raiders made too many errors and only had three hits to fall 8-0 to the Owls Saturday at Reese Smith Jr. Field.

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Steinway Artist Conner giving free concert April 1 at MTSU
Steinway Artist Conner giving free concert April 1 at MTSU

 

Steinway Artist Heather Conner will present a free public piano concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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Oregon State whips Lady Raiders
Oregon State whips Lady Raiders
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Rowe named to the WBCA All-Region team

Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe garnered her third WBCA All-Region 4 honor, as announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday. Rowe is now a finalist for WBCA All-America.

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Oregon State whips Lady Raiders
Oregon State whips Lady Raiders

Three-pointers and stingy defense carried No. 9-seed Oregon State past No. 8-seed Middle Tennessee, 55-36, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at the University of Washington.

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MTSU Art Exhibit: Trust Without Borders opening Mar. 27-Apr. 10
MTSU Art Exhibit: Trust Without Borders opening Mar. 27-Apr. 10

 

Trust without Borders is an exhibition showcasing the works of several painting students including Carmen Elkins, Shelbi Swayze, Chelsea Driver, and Morgan Rotenberry. 

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MTSU hosting Tennessee Young Soloist competition
MTSU hosting Tennessee Young Soloist competition

 

The Tennessee VSA Young Soloist competition will take to the stage On Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the MTSU Hinton Music Hall of the Wright School of Music.

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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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Lady Raiders back in Big Dance, headed for Seattle
Lady Raiders back in Big Dance, headed for Seattle
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Knight named to C-USA All-Defensive Team
Knight named to C-USA All-Defensive Team

 

MTSU senior guard Tweety Knight was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team as announced by the league office last week.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: March 22 MTSU Spring Preview Day is all about the future
INSIDE MTSU: March 22 MTSU Spring Preview Day is all about the future
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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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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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UT snaps five-game losing streak against MTSU

The MTSU baseball team (5-10) had its five game winning streak against Tennessee snapped tonight as they lost 2-0 in front of a near sellout crowd at Reese Smith Jr. Field. It was the first time since May 10, 2011, which the Blue Raiders had lost to the Volunteers (15-1).

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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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MTSU squads enter C-USA tourney on an upswing
MTSU squads enter C-USA tourney on an upswing
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MTSU student introduces Obama at Organizing for America summit
MTSU student introduces Obama at Organizing for America summit
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Lady Raiders softball swept by North Texas

The MTSU softball team opened up Conference USA play this weekend against long time league rival, North Texas, but it was swept during all three games. It was the first ever C-USA games in program history after moving from the Sun Belt. However, the Lady Raiders have now lost eight games in a row this season after dropping Sunday’s game 11-5 to the Mean Green.

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MTSU baseball falls to No. 6 ranked Vanderbilt

The MTSU baseball closed out an eight game home stand against one of the top teams in the nation tonight at Reese Smith Jr Field. The Blue Raiders fell to No. 6 ranked Vanderbilt 4-3 to drop to 4-7 on the season, while the Commodores improved to 12-2.

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MTSU explores partnership with Civil Air Patrol
MTSU explores partnership with Civil Air Patrol

 

The top two commanders of the Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing toured MTSU’s flight and air traffic control simulators Friday as part of a fact-finding mission that could result in an aerospace education partnership to benefit area youth.

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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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Non-conference schedules toughen up MTSU squads
Non-conference schedules toughen up MTSU squads
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INSIDE MTSU: Will weather affect MTSU’s schedule? Website has answer

We'll probably need to update it only two or three more times before winter’s over — fingers crossed — but the MTSU weather page at MTSUNews.com seems to have become one of the busiest websites on campus.

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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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Hayes earns Fred Russell Lifetime Achievment Award
Hayes earns Fred Russell Lifetime Achievment Award

Legendary Middle Tennessee track coach Dean Hayes headlined a group of Blue Raiders honored on Thursday night at the 16th Annual Pepsi Celebration of Champions.

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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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'Starting your own Business' seminar on March 5


 

MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.

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MTSU sets March 1 as 'Blue Pride Saturday'

 

Show your Blue Raider pride on Saturday, March 1, with a great deal to see three MTSU athletic contests for the price of one.

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Civil rights veteran schools MTSU students
Civil rights veteran schools MTSU students

 

 

A “Voice from the Movement.” Dr. Cleveland Sellers is that indeed. As I recently listened to this scholar, author, activist and college president recount his experiences during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, I was touched by the gravity of his words.

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Lady Raiders survive at home 48-46 over Charlotte

The MTSU women’s basketball team survives 48-46 against Conference USA rival Charlotte as it came from behind to win its fifth straight game of the season Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center.

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MTSU baseball falls to 1-3 with 9-5 loss to TTU
MTSU baseball falls to 1-3 with 9-5 loss to TTU

 

The MTSU baseball team started off its home portion of the 2014 schedule with a 9-5 loss against former Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech on Tuesday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field.

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Midstate team’s ‘Harmony House’ scores spot in international Solar Decathlon
Midstate team’s ‘Harmony House’ scores spot in international Solar Decathlon

 

Team Music City, an interdisciplinary group from Vanderbilt University, MTSU and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, has been selected to compete in the Solar Decathlon 2015, a U.S. Department of Energy event that challenges students to design and build a functioning, energy-efficient, solar-powered house.

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MTSU Mass Comm dean Paulson optimistic the future of newspapers
MTSU Mass Comm dean Paulson optimistic the future of newspapers
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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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MTSU drops 2014 baseball home opener

The MTSU baseball team started off its home portion of the 2014 schedule with a 9-5 loss against former Ohio Valley Conference rival, Tennessee Tech Tuesday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders opened up an eight-game home stand against the OVC favorites, Golden Eagles.

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DesJarlais throws jabs at District 4 opponent Tracy
DesJarlais throws jabs at District 4 opponent Tracy

 

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais accused his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of trying to buy the 4th District congressional seat to “further his own political career” and even compared him to President Barack Obama.

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Tennesseans open to medical marijuana use

 

Tennesseans oppose legalizing marijuana generally but appear willing to allow medical marijuana use, the latest MTSU Poll shows.

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Unsung heroes ‘blessed’ by MTSU Unity Luncheon recognition
Unsung heroes ‘blessed’ by MTSU Unity Luncheon recognition

MTSU alumnus and author Michael McDonald knows of struggle. He battled cancer as an adult and the mean streets of Buffalo, N.Y., as a child, leaning on his deep faith to lead and guide him all along the way.

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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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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 baseball team has 'chip on shoulder'
MTSU baseball team has 'chip on shoulder'

 

The MTSU baseball team wants to put the disappointing ending to the 2013 season in the past and get back to competing for a conference title and NCAA tournament berth this season.

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‘60 Minutes’ highlights MTSU alum’s therapy work with veterans
‘60 Minutes’ highlights MTSU alum’s therapy work with veterans

 

The efforts of an MTSU alumnus to help veterans struggling with the aftermath of combat have been highlighted by one of the nation’s top television newsmagazine programs.

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'Echoes from a Cathedral' to feature classical works

On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.

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Black History Month at MTSU focuses on ‘Civil Rights in America’

 

Reflections on the sacrifices that made America a more inclusive society form the focal point of this year’s Black History Month celebration at MTSU.

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BURRISS: Reporters need survival skills given political climate

When my fellow professors and I talk to journalism students about job opportunities, we often mention the chance to travel to exotic lands and to experience first-hand events that readers and viewers are only going to see and read about.

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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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HUNTER: MTSU baseball team prepping for 2014 season opener

 

The MTSU baseball team has a lot of tradition, but 2014 will start a new one as the Blue Raiders compete in Conference USA for the first time.

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HALE: Blue Raiders face another key road swing

 

Losing is never a good thing, but in some instances a loss can serve as a wake-up call and go along way in terms of a team coming together.

The MTSU men's basketball team, which sits at 15-7 overall and 5-2 going into tonight's Conference USA road game at FAU, just might be an example of the aforementioned.

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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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Future business leaders to compete at conference
Future business leaders to compete at conference

Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.

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'An Oriental Monsoon' blows into town Thursday
'An Oriental Monsoon' blows into town Thursday

The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at Middle Tennessee State University as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for residents.

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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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Tracy campaign reaches $1M mark in contributions

Officials from the campaign of Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy raised more than $150,000 during the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total amount of contributions to more than $1 million since he announced his intention to run for Congress.

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Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan
Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan

Governor gives State of the State address

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Tennessee Valley Winds to take center stage
Tennessee Valley Winds to take center stage

The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Fifth Third promotes longtime employee
Fifth Third promotes longtime employee

Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.

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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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VINSON: Bloodshed on Senate floor prescursor to Civil War?

Right off, allow me to declare I am not a Civil War historian or expert by any stretch of the imagination.

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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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Puerto Rican nationalist to speak at MTSU

Former Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez will share his story Monday, Feb. 3, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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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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Haslam appoints task force to focus on education funding

Gov. Bill Haslam has created a task force to study the Basic Education Program, which is the funding formula for elementary, middle and high schools.

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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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BURRISS: People have right to know what data are collected

With all of the news about the National Security Agency tracking our cell phones and emails, it is easy to forget that it is not just the federal government that is collecting information about us.

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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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Obama to visit Nashville
Obama to visit Nashville

President to speak at Antioch high school

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ExpressJet hires MTSU flight instructors
ExpressJet hires MTSU flight instructors

An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and ExpressJet Airlines recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.

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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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Obama: Early education vital for children
Obama: Early education vital for children

President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech

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Baldwin Gallery reopens to rave reviews

MTSU community enjoys new photography exhibit

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Financial adviser seeking City Council seat
Financial adviser seeking City Council seat

Rick LaLance announced Thursday he has decided to run for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.

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McDonald's restaurants raise funds for Ronald McDonald House repairs

McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Student groups help forge connections
INSIDE MTSU: Student groups help forge connections

After listening to Middle Tennessee State University student Verinique Bailey, of La Vergne, share the story of why and how she started the “I Am Me” organization on campus, even I was ready to join.

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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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WOODY: What is real reason for freezing temperatures?
WOODY: What is real reason for freezing temperatures?

Outside the cave an icy wind howled and snow and sleet swirled, but inside it was nice and toasty as Org hunkered by his campfire roasting a mammoth haunch and watching the sports channel.

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VINSON: Parking lot would have been smarter choice

Unless you’re wandering around lost in the parking lot, you should be familiar with, at least, the rudiments of the scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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Questions remain regarding new gun law

The so-called “guns in trunks” or “guns in parking lots” law that was passed in 2013 by the Tennessee General Assembly took effect last summer, but much uncertainty remains about how it will affect employees.

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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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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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BURRISS: Is net neutrality worth it?
BURRISS: Is net neutrality worth it?

Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Public Notice Week gives citizens reasons to celebrate

Starting Tuesday, April 1, Tennessee newspapers that print public notices will also post them on the newspaper’s local website and upload them to a statewide website, www.tnpublicnotice.com, operated by the Tennessee Press Association.

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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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Exotic study abroad experience awaits students

The lush island nation often called “the crossroads of the Pacific” is the destination for a new faculty-led Middle Tennessee State University study abroad excursion.

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Fifth Third Bank names new sales managers

Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.

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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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MTSU promotes nonviolence with True Blue

Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign

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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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Farmers starting to mix up cover crop cocktails

Industry looks to benefits of latest trend

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New exhibit opens Tuesday at Todd Art Gallery
New exhibit opens Tuesday at Todd Art Gallery

Todd Art Gallery is kicking off the spring 2014 semester Tuesday, Jan. 21, with a fresh new exhibit entitled “Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition” and an awards reception for the participating international artists.

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International flutist to perform at MTSU

Internationally recognized flute artist Ai Goldsmith will collaborate with two faculty members in the School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University during a free public concert on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Students get peek at Science Building
INSIDE MTSU: Students get peek at Science Building

A year from now, Middle Tennessee State University will enter its next era in the world of science, all because of a new building.

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Heroes Luncheon to honor Womack for service
Heroes Luncheon to honor Womack for service

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.

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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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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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Smith announces bid to retain school board seat

Collier Smith announced Tuesday that she is seeking to retain her seat on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education in the April elections.

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Young seeking re-election to City Council
Young seeking re-election to City Council

Small-business owner Doug Young announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Murfreesboro City Council.

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LOGUE: Canada's prostitution stance worth examining
LOGUE: Canada's prostitution stance worth examining

The world’s oldest profession just might be in for some new legal wrangling.

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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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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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State archivists in search of Civil War memorabilia

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, as well as the Tennessee State Museum, will be in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 24, to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.

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New MTSU Student Services building opening in March
New MTSU Student Services building opening in March

With spring semester classes ready to begin Thursday, Jan. 16, the opening of the Student Services and Admissions Building in March is going to be a welcome addition to the MTSU campus, officials said.

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Many rural Americans left in dust following Medicaid expansion

A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.

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MTSU alumnus brings cooking skills to 'The Taste'

Known for his tasty celebrity cake creations, Jay Qualls is bringing his culinary know-how to reality TV as one of 16 competitors on the cooking contest “The Taste,” which recently launched its second season on ABC.

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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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Churches put faith to work for MTSU students in need
Churches put faith to work for MTSU students in need

Churches from across Murfreesboro gathered Sunday to help MTSU students stay on the path to getting their degrees.

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Washington to run for Murfreesboro mayor
Washington to run for Murfreesboro mayor

Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington has officially announced plans to seek the city’s highest elected office.

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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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WOODY: Remote works wonders if you want to duck ‘Dynasty’
WOODY: Remote works wonders if you want to duck ‘Dynasty’

As I followed the recent “Duck Dynasty” uproar, it occurred to me how simple it would be to duck it – and other similar squabbles: If you don’t like something or someone on television, turn the channel.

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Churches joining together to help MTSU students

Churches from across the area will join together Sunday, Jan. 12, for a program to celebrate unity among congregations and help MTSU students in need of emergency financial assistance.

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MTSU campus tours resume Monday
MTSU campus tours resume Monday

Daily campus tours led by the Middle Tennessee State University Office of Admissions are about to resume for the spring semester.

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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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Carr sees surge in campaign contributions
Carr sees surge in campaign contributions

During the fourth quarter of 2013, state Rep. Joe Carr raised more than $250,000 in campaign contributions for his primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Flu activity increasing across state

With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.

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BURRISS: Take control of your online choices

With the beginning of the new year, it is time for all those new year's resolutions, those promises we are going to make to try to make our lives better.

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Graduate rises above adversity with music
Graduate rises above adversity with music

MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future

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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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Realtor receives award for ethics
Realtor receives award for ethics

The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.

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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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Extension of unemployment benefits clears Senate hurdle

A glimmer of hope appeared Tuesday for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate.

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Demos joins McFarland campaign

The marketing director for the Demos Family Restaurants has been named the new campaign manager for Murfreesboro mayoral candidate Shane McFarland.

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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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Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself
Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself

People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.

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Student-soldier featured in next 'MTSU On the Record'

Efforts to assist students who are military veterans will be the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

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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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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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Former MTSU professor to hold book signing

The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

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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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BURRISS: Some believe media portray what Americans believe

One of the catchphrases we hear a lot these days is something called “cultural imperialism.”

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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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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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MTSU alumnus launches reality show

Calling himself a “coachepreneur,” Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Micheal Burt is a leadership coach of the highest order — bold, demanding and encouraging.

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MTSU administrator offers sage advice
MTSU administrator offers sage advice

Local woman publishes 'Mama Said' book

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Report: Red Cross responded to 932 disasters in 2013

In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, Tennessee responded to 932 disasters in the region in 2013.

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Expert: Adolescent foster kids often forgotten

It is a Christmas wish that hundreds of children get every year, but for thousands more in the foster care system, especially those who are older, the wait for a forever family continues.

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MTSU College of Mass Communication ranked in Top 20
MTSU College of Mass Communication ranked in Top 20

The Middle Tennessee State University College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the Top 20 programs in the U.S.

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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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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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Tenn. receives grant to boost degree completions

Tennessee has been named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates

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Fund set up to send MTSU graduate home
Fund set up to send MTSU graduate home

An account has been established at SunTrust Bank to help defray funeral expenses for an MTSU graduate killed in a traffic crash.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Cason Lane assistant principal named

Christa Campbell has been named assistant principal at Cason Lane Academy, Director of Schools Linda Gilbert and Principal Lee Wilkerson announced the appointment last week.

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INSIDE MTSU: College Goal to help prospective students

All sorts of FAFSA-related questions can be answered Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at MTSU.

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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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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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Target data breach could bring more problems

The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.

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Real estate agent joins Wilson campaign

Longtime real estate agent John Jones recently signed on as the campaign manager for attorney Howard Wilson.

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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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LETTER: Country headed down dangerous path

Trading constitutionally backed freedoms for security is a dangerous path.

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BURRISS: Private companies share blame too
BURRISS: Private companies share blame too

Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.

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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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Extended unemployment benefits to end

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is alerting more than 18,000 Tennesseans currently receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that those payments will soon end.

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First Tennessee to open office in Charleston

The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.

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Gas prices continue on slow descent

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers

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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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Graduates encouraged to get involved in community
Graduates encouraged to get involved in community

Launching careers and juggling new responsibilities will be a wonderful challenge, Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed told new Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, but carving out time for community service is critical too.

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Input sought on citywide comprehensive plan

The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Alumnus pens book on hidden Civil War history

The closest thing to a sure bet in Rutherford County is that you don’t have to go far to find a Civil War history buff.

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MTSU joins forces with Alabama A&M
MTSU joins forces with Alabama A&M

Universities sign pact for scientific research

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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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VINSON: Music led to learning about Mandela

Possibly, the biggest gathering of celebrities, heads of state, and religious leaders the world has ever seen took place on Tuesday in a near-100,000 capacity football stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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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Midstate consumer outlook worsens
Midstate consumer outlook worsens

With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.

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LOGUE: Washington puts unique spin on holidays
LOGUE: Washington puts unique spin on holidays

They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.

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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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Small-business owner seeks City Council seat
Small-business owner seeks City Council seat

A local business owner who is actively involved in the Republican Party has announced he is running for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.

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Student entrepreneurs win cash for best business ideas

Three Middle Tennessee State University students recently earned cash for their business concepts after pitching them during the university’s first Student Business Idea Competition.

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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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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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LETTER: Time has come to raise minimum wage

Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.

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MTSU signs pact with another Chinese school
MTSU signs pact with another Chinese school

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has signed an agreement with North China University of Technology to allow exchange students.

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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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Nursing professor wins statewide award
Nursing professor wins statewide award

A Middle Tennessee State University nursing professor was recently honored as the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Education Award.

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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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Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces
Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces

During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.

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INSIDE MTSU: Community invited to attend commencement

Why not join the MTSU community in Hale Arena at the Murphy Center on the campus for the fall 2013 commencement ceremonies?

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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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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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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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Study: Binge drinking costs state $4B annually

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.

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Family's legacy endures with scholarship
Family's legacy endures with scholarship

MTSU alumna establishes endowment

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LOGUE: Poll highlights sad trend

To the great surprise of no one in an age ruled by cynicism and irony, a poll conducted for the Associated Press by the firm General Social Survey finds that only one-third of Americans believe that most people are worthy of their trust.

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BURRISS: Nothing new about political satire
BURRISS: Nothing new about political satire

To hear kids today tell it, programs such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have broken all kinds of new ground and brought viewers a brave, new world of televised political satire.

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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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Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy
Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy

Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals

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More people with disabilities finding work

As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many people who are unemployed and looking for work, especially those with disabilities.

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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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Dancers bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to town
Dancers bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to town

The Linebaugh Public Library will welcome storytellers on toes for selections from “The Nutcracker” ballet and story time on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.

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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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MTSU choir to perform 'Messiah'
MTSU choir to perform 'Messiah'

The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Workshops aimed at drawing out entrepreneurs

MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: University grateful for many blessings

At Middle Tennessee State University, we can be thankful for many things.

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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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Being thankful no matter the toll
Being thankful no matter the toll

Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive

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BURRISS: American psyche changed through Kennedy years

Over the last few weeks, we have seen an outpouring of remembrances about President John Kennedy and the impact of his assassination 50 years ago.

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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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MTSU military science recognizes cadets
MTSU military science recognizes cadets

The MTSU department of military science acknowledged student-cadets Tuesday for their success in the classroom and in training efforts.

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MTSU signs agreement with Guangxi
MTSU signs agreement with Guangxi

University strengthens ties with Chinese school

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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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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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Part II: Remembering JFK
Part II: Remembering JFK

Former agent reflects on Oswald family

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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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Chinese educator visits MTSU
Chinese educator visits MTSU

Professor tours university's agriculture facilities

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Journeys secures state contract to package drug-testing kits

Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.

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La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state
La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state

Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.

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Bank funds $30K in scholarships for MTSU students
Bank funds $30K in scholarships for MTSU students

Six incoming MTSU students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholars award for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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MTSU fraternity disbanded over infractions

The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its charter and will no longer be allowed to participate in MTSU Greek life beginning next year.

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PART I: Remembering JFK
PART I: Remembering JFK

Secret Service agent reflects on assassination

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LOGUE: Survey results reveal much about personalities

An expatriate who lives in England thinks he knows how we’re feeling.

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BURRISS: Opinions vary on Kennedy assassination
BURRISS: Opinions vary on Kennedy assassination

A few years ago, I visited Dallas, Texas, and sat on the grassy knoll, the location from which some people believe a second gunman shot President Kennedy.

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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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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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Hundreds turn out for Senior Day at MTSU
Hundreds turn out for Senior Day at MTSU

Hundreds of MTSU seniors attended Senior Day on Tuesday in preparation of life beyond campus.

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Family of George Jones creates MTSU scholarship

The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.

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LETTER: Citizens in uncivilized countries are brainwashed

I wonder if readers of The Murfreesboro Post notice the difference in civilized countries and uncivilized ones?

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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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MTSU administrator receives Silver Column Award
MTSU administrator receives Silver Column Award

Ron Malone was recognized Wednesday for his 25 years of work by MTSU President Sidney McPhee.

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State sees historic transition of farm land
State sees historic transition of farm land

What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.

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Ginseng could be game changer
Ginseng could be game changer

MTSU launches new initiative at Lascassas farm

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Opry murder victim remembered 40 years later

The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.

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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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Former newspaper editor joins open government group

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.

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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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Haslam forms veterans education task force

Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.

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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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Report: Early years give kids foundation for success
Report: Early years give kids foundation for success

The first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he will go on to success, according to a recent study.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Now is time to transform higher education
GUEST EDITORIAL: Now is time to transform higher education

These are exciting and challenging times for higher education.

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HUNTER: Sports world does great job in saluting veterans

All over the sporting world, including here locally, veterans were honored in many ways this weekend.

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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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MTSU employee rewarded for work

A Middle Tennessee State University employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the community, officials announced Friday.

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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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MTSU plants first ginseng seeds
MTSU plants first ginseng seeds

Research initiative launched at university farm

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Tenn. reaches agreement in airlines merger challenge

The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.

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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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Smotherman to challenge White in GOP primary

Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.

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Abortion debate heats up

As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.

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Gas prices take slight dip
Gas prices take slight dip

The national average for a gallon of gas is already less than it was during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, and prices could fall even more before then.

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Guest lecturer to explore US foreign policy

Middle Tennessee State University will welcome a scholar’s perspective on U.S. foreign policy in the second of two “Muslim Journeys” lectures.

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MTSU ginseng initiative takes root in Lascassas
MTSU ginseng initiative takes root in Lascassas

MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.

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MTSU ranked among best universities for veterans

MTSU has been recognized for its outstanding support of veterans in the Best for Vests: Colleges 2014 rankings issued Monday by Military Times.

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Programs aim at helping veterans year-round

Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are finding the move back into civilian life can present barriers, but there is help - and it's year-round, not just on Veterans Day.

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Film on Hershey's Cuban enterprises debuts Tuesday

The sweet deal Milton Hershey promised the people of Cuba is the subject of a new documentary by a Middle Tennessee State University professor.

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LETTER: Everyone should support universal background checks

What would it take for you to support universal background checks for gun ownership? Would it be a mass shooting in a Tennessee school?

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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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Singer passes music on to next generation
Singer passes music on to next generation

Henson helps new artists find their way

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Salute to Armed Services celebrates veterans
Salute to Armed Services celebrates veterans

Stirring, touching and countless other goose-bump emotions riveted the Middle Tennessee State University campus Saturday during the 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services.

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McFarland to run for Murfreesboro mayor
McFarland to run for Murfreesboro mayor

Councilman Shane McFarland has announced he will run for mayor in the 2014 election.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Recent projects offer big boost for students

Watching MTSU students scrambling behind the scenes at the recent Barry Gibb event in Tucker Theatre and at “Freedom Sings” in Nashville got me thinking.

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Job fair links veterans with employers
Job fair links veterans with employers

Group provides opportunities for former military

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Blue Raiders shutout 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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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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Tenn. students ranked fastest improving
Tenn. students ranked fastest improving

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Senior Day returns to prep future alumni

MTSU is bringing back Senior Day, a free event to salute graduating students and provide advice about graduate school opportunities and job-hunting preparation.

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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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Kroger launches annual 'Can Hunger' campaign

Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are supporting Second Harvest Food Bank this holiday season by launching a "Can Hunger" campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank.

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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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MTSU concert offers salute to veterans

The MTSU Concert Chorale and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will team with the Faculty Brass Quintet to present a special “Salute to Veterans” this weekend.

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Fisher House dedication set for Thursday
Fisher House dedication set for Thursday

Volunteers to celebrate building at VA hospital

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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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Retired professor to discuss global warming

A retired MTSU professor will present a discussion on climate changed Thursday, Nov. 7, at Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro.

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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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MTSU to conduct first veterans job fair

The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.

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Advocates renew push for Tenn. Wilderness Act
Advocates renew push for Tenn. Wilderness Act

With Congress back in session, a renewed push is on for passage of a new Tennessee Wilderness Act. Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of the original.

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VINSON: Gun debate should focus on mental health

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides citizens with the right to own and bear arms.

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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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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Discovery Park opens in West Tenn.

Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.

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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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November brings cuts to SNAP
November brings cuts to SNAP

The month of November has arrived in Tennessee, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state that struggle to put food on the table.

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BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied
BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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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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LOGUE: Dangerous trend sweeps Washington
LOGUE: Dangerous trend sweeps Washington

Some grown-ups who use Halloween as an excuse to party fail to exercise much sense.

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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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Entrepreneur joins race for Carr's seat

businessman Rick Peppers announced Tuesday he will run in the Republican primary for the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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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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LETTER: Religious leaders should focus on economy

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.

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Haslam names new appointee for Tenn. Board of Parole

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.

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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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Business owner to run in GOP primary
Business owner to run in GOP primary

Local businessman Daniel Gammon has officially stepped into the ring for the Republican Party nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission primary race.

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Christy-Houston grants $1.5M for new MTSU science building

Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building has received a significant boost with a $1.5 million grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation, the university announced Friday.

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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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WOODY: Critics rightly back down after TWRA attack
WOODY: Critics rightly back down after TWRA attack

Stinging comments from a longtime Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency critic has drawn sharp response from the agency’s defenders, and resulted in an updated – and more fair and accurate – story about a routine audit.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Serve veterans as well as they served us

During the recent government shutdown, many numbers were thrown around, but there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.

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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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Kids enjoy all things fall at Project Help festival
Kids enjoy all things fall at Project Help festival

Sunny smiles swept the clouds away recently, giving some of MTSU's favorite little people and their big friends a great afternoon for a fall festival.

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INSIDE MTSU: Activities add spice to honor military

One of my favorite events of the year happens every fall: the Salute to Armed Services, a full day of events for not only veterans, but also for active-duty personnel and their families.

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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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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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MTSU drug take-back event yields 23 pounds
MTSU drug take-back event yields 23 pounds

The second MTSU prescription drug take-back event proved almost as successful as the first one, event organizers said Friday.

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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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MTSU to hold drug take-back event Friday

Residents will be allowed to dispose of unwanted medications from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center at MTSU.

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Bee Gees founding member coming to MTSU

MTSU will welcome legendary singer and songwriter Barry Gibb to campus on Monday, Oct. 28, as part of the recording industry department's speakers series.

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Privacy advocates: Stop watching Americans

Recent revelations have shown U.S. government agencies may have violated Americans rights, according to advocates who will rally in the nation's capitol this weekend to protest.

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Expert: Cybersecurity awareness should be taught sooner

As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.

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Smoke Out Arthritis to raise funds for research

Members of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity at MTSU will hold the annual Smoke Out Arthritis barbeque to raise funds for arthritis research Thursday, Oct. 24, in Murfreesboro.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Corridor Forensics Symposium slated for this month

October is the month set aside for the gruesome and the macabre, the things that are tantalizingly horrible and wickedly intriguing.

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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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LETTER: Murfreesboro deserves praise for finance award

Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.

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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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Bragg will not seek re-election

Murfreesboro mayor not running for 4th term

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Native Americans return for pow wow

If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.

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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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BURRISS: First Amendment exposes many abuses
BURRISS: First Amendment exposes many abuses

Media critic A.J. Liebling is reported to have said, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Bragg will not run for re-election
BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Bragg will not run for re-election

Murfreesboro mayor not seeking 4th term

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Former congressman: Farmers impacted by climate change
Former congressman: Farmers impacted by climate change

A former U.S. congressman joined with farmers Monday to call on lawmakers to better address the issue of climate change.

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MTSU students, alumni turn out for Fall Career Fair

Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.

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Bringing NASCAR to your living room
Bringing NASCAR to your living room
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Gunfire rings out at OK Corral
Gunfire rings out at OK Corral

Tennesseans flock to shooting range

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Gilley vying for General Sessions Court judgeship

Attorney Toby Gilley announced Monday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge during the May 6, 2014, primary election.

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Military groups to call for end to shutdown

A coalition of veterans and uniformed services organizations that represent more than 5.5 million members will converge this week in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to the government shutdown.

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Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion
Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion

Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.

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Company pays it forward with donations to Raiders' Closet

One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Scarecrow Walk a big hit in Jackson County
Scarecrow Walk a big hit in Jackson County

Reminiscent of a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” or a spin-off of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” a silent horde of scarecrows have invaded tiny Granville in Jackson County.

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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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Middle Tenn. viewers voice concern about shutdown
Middle Tenn. viewers voice concern about shutdown

How concerned are Middle Tennessee residents regarding the current federal government shutdown that has closed Rutherford County’s Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery and other programs throughout America?

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NEWS BRIEFS: MTSU to hold sobriety checkpoint

The Middle Tennessee State University police department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12, on campus.

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Award-winning pianist set to perform at MTSU
Award-winning pianist set to perform at MTSU

Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU researchers dig for ginseng in East Tenn.
MTSU researchers dig for ginseng in East Tenn.

State Rep. Jeremy Faison, with a team of MTSU researchers in tow, set out in the woods of Cocke County on Friday to dig for Appalachian gold.

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WOODY: Global warming caused by models?
WOODY: Global warming caused by models?

Made you look, didn’t I?

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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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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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A winning weekend for Lady Raider sports

Both the MTSU women's soccer and volleyball win key C-USA matches over the weekend.

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Homecoming Parade draws hundreds
Homecoming Parade draws hundreds

Celebration revs up campus before MTSU game

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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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LOGUE: Permission to raise Old Glory?

There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.

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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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AAA tow trucks go pink for breast cancer awareness

For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

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Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay
Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay

Governor announces commitment to raise salaries

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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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Census: Many still struggling despite improved poverty rate

The state has experienced a slight improvement in its poverty rate, but the struggle for low-income families is far from over, according to recent data.

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Conservative groups endorse Carr for US Senate
Conservative groups endorse Carr for US Senate

Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.

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MTSU deepens partnership with China

Chinese vice minister visits Murfreesboro

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Local physician announces bid for state House

Murfreesboro resident Dr. Bryan Terry announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the 48th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives during the 2014 elections.

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Economic experts offer optimistic outlook
Economic experts offer optimistic outlook

Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference

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WOODY: Slithery hellbenders need love too

Have you hugged a hellbender lately? Me neither.

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New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs
New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs

Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.

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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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Go blue for MTSU
Go blue for MTSU

Blue Raider community to celebrate homecoming

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WHITTLE: A free press remains vital

As a career newspaperman, I’ve been blessed to know some of the most remarkable people on the planet, including Jackie Robinson and John Seigenthaler.

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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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Chinese vice minister to visit MTSU

Vice Minister Xu Lin of China, who oversees more than 400 Confucius Institutes around the world, will visit Monday to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam and tour the MTSU campus.

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Monumental shift in Tenn. health care begins next week
Monumental shift in Tenn. health care begins next week

The opening of the new health insurance marketplace in Tennessee is less than a week away, but many questions still remain about how this shift will affect the way people obtain insurance.

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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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Common Core hearings put spotlight on cost

Legislators discuss new federal standards

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INSIDE MTSU: Initiative aims to dress graduates for success

Because most college students and soon-to-be graduates need jobs but usually do not own the proper attire for interviews, Raiders’ Closet is once again offering to help by providing students with free clothes, shoes and attire this semester.

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Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'
Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'

Man traces roots back to Davy Crockett

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Expert: Roughhousing can benefit development
Expert: Roughhousing can benefit development

A growing number of experts now believe roughhousing can help children develop mentally and emotionally, as long as it does not cross the line.

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MTSU sees spike in freshman enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University has the largest class of new freshmen and transfer students among the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, according to preliminary counts released Monday.

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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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BURRISS: Controversial figures should still be heard
BURRISS: Controversial figures should still be heard

If a news organization, be it newspaper, magazine, radio or television, gives space or time to a political figure, does that necessarily imply an endorsement of that person?

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MTSU building reopens following bomb threat
MTSU building reopens following bomb threat

Keathley University Center back open for students

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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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Statewide Amber Alert issued for Spring Hill boy

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, located about 45 minutes southwest of Murfreesboro.

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Update: Missing Spring Hill boy located

Authorities have located the 11-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, following a statewide Amber Alert.

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Knowing how to use social media becoming vital

As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.

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FANN: Students show professionalism with 'Les Miserables'

I had never seen a performance of “Les Misérables” in its entirety, neither a dramatic staging nor a musical version, until this month.

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VINSON: Real doomsday scenario might be curriculum
VINSON: Real doomsday scenario might be curriculum

How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?

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'Les Miserables' coming to Tucker Theatre
'Les Miserables' coming to Tucker Theatre

MTSU students to present Broadway classic

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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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MTSU to host Rutherford County College Night

Middle Tennessee State University will serve as host on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to the annual Rutherford County College Night.

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LETTER: Stop this vicious war cycle

So, is Al-Qaeda the good guy or the bad guy?

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Tenn. now offering veterans designated license
Tenn. now offering veterans designated license

Honorably discharged military veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated license or photo identification card, officials announced Thursday.

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Public invited to meeting on stormwater report
Public invited to meeting on stormwater report

Officials are inviting the public to attend an upcoming meeting on how stormwater is being handled in the area.

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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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Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor
Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor

Lifelong county resident makes history

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Obama protesters converge on overpass again

For the second time in recent weeks, a small group of protesters stood on the Medical Center Parkway overpass calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached.

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State ranks 13th in nation for suicide rate

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health experts say taking the steps to possibly save someone's life does not require any special skills or training.

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Expert to discuss effects of stress on women's brains

A California-based researcher will discuss the physical and emotional impact of stress on women’s brain function at a free public lecture this month.

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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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Citizens protest US involvement in Syrian civil war

More than 30 people gathered in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse in downtown Murfreesboro Thursday afternoon to protest U.S. military involvement in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

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First responders to spend 9/11 anniversary improving skills
First responders to spend 9/11 anniversary improving skills

As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.

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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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Carr revs up Senate campaign
Carr revs up Senate campaign

GOP lawmaker prepares for primary battle

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GUEST EDITORIAL: To authorize or not to authorize

Does President Barack Obama have constitutional authority to attack Syria on his own? Must he seek congressional approval? Should he do so?

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Officials dispute claims of lobbyist pensions

The Tennessee’s Consolidated Retirement System is disputing an Associated Press report that claims certain lobbyists in the state receive public pensions if they represent government associations.

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HASTON: Common Core is good for the military

Whether deployed in a hostile environment or serving during peacetime here at home, military service is a job that demands both physical strength and mental agility.

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Investigation into East Main shooting continues

Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.

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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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DesJarlais visits Redeemer Classical Academy
DesJarlais visits Redeemer Classical Academy

Redeemer Classical Academy illustrates how much parents can accomplish when they come together, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Tuesday.

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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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Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students
Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students

Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.

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MTSU alumna hits the ‘Target’ in Diet Coke design contest
MTSU alumna hits the ‘Target’ in Diet Coke design contest

An MTSU alumna is the grand prize winner in season two of the Diet Coke Young Designer Challenge.

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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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Gonzales: Congress should get involved in Syria-strike decision

Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.

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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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MTSU alumnus tells PBR stories

Last weekend, some of the toughest athletes in the world made an annual stop in the Music City when Professional Bull Riders celebrated 20 years with the Jack Daniel’s Invitational inside Bridgestone Arena.

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Tennessee gets grant to cover AP test fees

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement tests.

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'Kane' does not rise to challenge Alexander
'Kane' does not rise to challenge Alexander

Glenn Jacobs, a.k.a. “Kane,” won’t try to lay the smack down on Lamar Alexander in 2014.

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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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TVA approves rate increase

The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors approved a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting Thursday and a 1.5 percent retail rate increase.

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MTSU freshmen move in over weekend
MTSU freshmen move in over weekend

Hundreds of new MTSU students and their families descended on campus Friday to move into their dorms, but they didn’t do so by themselves.

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MADD is glad about sobriety checkpoints

Mothers Against Drunk Driving said high-visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.

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Ron Paul: Just legalize freedom
Ron Paul: Just legalize freedom

Retired Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul spoke at a conference in Nashville Friday.

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Avoid Freshman 15 with these helpful tips
Avoid Freshman 15 with these helpful tips

While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.

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INSIDE MTSU: Faculty, staff show 'Collaborative Spirit'

Working in groups of two and three, art faculty and staff have combined their talents to create the opening exhibit of the fall 2013 semester for the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University.

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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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MTSU events make for busy fall semester
MTSU events make for busy fall semester

An eventful autumn awaits the Middle Tennessee State University community and general public.

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MTSU fundraising nets almost $14M
MTSU fundraising nets almost $14M

Second-best year ever helps reach 85 percent of Centennial Campaign

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LETTER: US policies prop up Egyptian military
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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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BURRISS: E-mail should have same privacy protections

When you send letters or packages via the postal service do you expect the letter carriers to open them up to have a peek just because they want to?

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MTSU master’s program internships can lead to full-time jobs
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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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MTSU agricultural community to gather for celebration

The fourth annual MTSU Ag Alumni and Friends Reception at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

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Carr changes course, announces Senate bid
Carr changes course, announces Senate bid

GOP lawmaker to challenge Alexander

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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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Music in the Middle downsizes

After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.

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Spending on school administrators dwarfs funds for teachers

The number of new school administrators at public schools in Tennessee grew by 34.5 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the number of new teachers increased by less than 17 percent.

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Study: College students more likely to have sex at party than on 1st date

An MTSU professor and her fellow sociologists’ research on college students’ changing sex lives is making the news, but it still shows some traditional values in place.

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INSIDE MTSU: Hugs greet retiring Disabled Student Services director
INSIDE MTSU: Hugs greet retiring Disabled Student Services director

A steady stream of well-wishers provided plenty of hugs and handshakes for John Harris, the first and only Disabled Student Services director at Middle Tennessee State University, during a special celebration Tuesday.

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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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Snake handler show doesn't get tax breaks as 'Nashville'

Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.

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LETTER: The message I brought to Washington
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Tenn. AG joins federal suit against airline merger

The complaint challenges a pending merger that would make a combined U.S. Airways/American Airlines the largest worldwide carrier.

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Haslam shrugs off Forrester complaints
Haslam shrugs off Forrester complaints

Gov. Bill Haslam brushed aside an announcement this week that formal ethics complaints had been filed against him.

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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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MTSU students take science on the road

The group will spend one week working with Chilean high school students and one week with peers at the University of Santiago.

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MTSU gives national social worker market big boost

MTSU officials say partnerships with two other universities will provide the labor market with greater numbers of highly qualified social workers.

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Gas cheaper this year than last

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.

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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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MTSU named one of best schools in Southeast
MTSU named one of best schools in Southeast

Middle Tennessee State University was selected as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review on its 2014 list of the nation’s top colleges.

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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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MTSU Center for Popular Music welcomes collection of Sinatra classic’s writer
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MTSU business professor named finalist in competition

Middle Tennessee State University business professor Sandra Benson’s innovative way of getting her business law students more engaged in the classroom has gained her a spot in a national competition for business law professors.

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Rutherford Reader loses first round in court battle

Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit

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Skechers refund checks issued to eligible consumers

Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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MTSU student parking garages to open
MTSU student parking garages to open
MTSU students should find parking a bit easier for fall semester following this week’s opening of two new parking garages.
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Breastfeeding rates on the rise
Breastfeeding rates on the rise

The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, expert said.

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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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Haslam initiative works to get Tennesseans in shape

Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.

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Oil, gas prices stabilize

Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.

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Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander
Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander

Lenard prepares for GOP primary battle

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INSIDE MTSU: Professor offering new animation class
INSIDE MTSU: Professor offering new animation class

The latest new course at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to appeal to the kid in all of us.

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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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Revolutionaries nearly ended sisters' lives
Revolutionaries nearly ended sisters' lives

Smyrna resident recalls harrowing tale

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Cool music festivals lead into fall months

Though many of us are still experiencing a Bonnaroo hangover at this point in the year, there is much music on the horizon in the midstate for the remainder of the year.

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Looking for weekend getaways?
Looking for weekend getaways?

Summer fun doesn’t have to end with the toll of the school bell.

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Study: Wine in grocery stores doesn't cause safety issues

An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.

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RuthefordCABLE to present leadership workshop

RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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BURRISS: Control of media rests with consumers
BURRISS: Control of media rests with consumers

It’s certainly been an interesting couple of weeks for the media.

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Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case
Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case

Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.

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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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Biz Journal: College Grove sells for $20.7M

The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.

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Stockstill formally dismisses players
Stockstill formally dismisses players

MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill has formally dismissed three players from the team following their arrests earlier this month.

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Chemicals linked to increased risk of childhood obesity
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Tennessee leads nation in auto manufacturing

Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.

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Murfreesboro City Schools shows 3rd year of growth

MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.

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VINSON: Zimmerman defined as 'white Hispanic'

The thing that rubbed me the rawest was some anchors and race-baiting guests referring to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.”

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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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Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations
Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations

Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit

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Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus
Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus

Freedom Fund Banquet slated for August

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WOODY: American curiosity over monarch is puzzling

Did you hear about a baby being born last week to some young couple in England? I think there was something in the news about it.

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INSIDE MTSU: Students chase dreams

Two talented MTSU students are still moving toward their goals of taking top honors on a pair of TV reality shows.

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MTSU names Wade director of farm laboratories
MTSU names Wade director of farm laboratories

MTSU did not have to look far to find the new farm laboratory director in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.

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MTSU librarians hailed for research on digital collections

Two MTSU associate professors have captured international honors for their examination of electronic library collections.

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Science camp doubles as research center

Discovery Center campers this week are not only learning oodles of science, but they are an important part of research being conducted by MTSU graduate student Heather Barker.

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MTSU stars in Urban's latest video
MTSU stars in Urban's latest video
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LOGUE: Tsarnaev shows banality of evil
LOGUE: Tsarnaev shows banality of evil

The editors of Rolling Stone undoubtedly are delighted at the publicity so many misguided people are giving them.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Wal-Mart offers good career path

Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.

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Tenn.'s Black Caucus calls for review of 'shoot first' law
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LETTER: Parallels with Haslam, Sundquist are striking
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Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates
Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates

Animal-rights advocates are perched on the edges of their seats

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MTSU names interim development director for the MTSU College of Liberal Arts

Meredith Kerr has been named interim development director for the MTSU College of Liberal Arts, the university’s Development and Foundation Office announced.

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Number of Americans on antidepressants reaches 30M

When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option.

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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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MTSU alumnus makes industry debut
MTSU alumnus makes industry debut

Shepard presents revolution in instruments

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Details emerge about MTSU football arrests

Player accused of assault woman as other suspects recorded the incident.

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Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
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Local Tea Parties denounce Alexander’s voting record
Local Tea Parties denounce Alexander’s voting record
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Veterans can now be pre-approved for burial in State Veterans Cemetery
Veterans can now be pre-approved for burial in State Veterans Cemetery
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INSIDE MTSU: Make time to saddle up for Project Help

There’s no doubt that Saddle Up for Project Help puts the “fun” in “fundraiser” as few events can.

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Owens focuses on family
Owens focuses on family

A quarter of century ago, times were changing for the Blue Raider baseball program.

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Officials: Crane population might be thinned
Officials: Crane population might be thinned

Thousands of sandhill cranes fly in annually, causing problems outside the state’s two wildlife refuge areas in West and East Tennessee, according to state officials.

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Three MTSU football players dismissed from team
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Rock 'n' roll returns to MTSU
Rock 'n' roll returns to MTSU

Girls who want to ‘rock the house’ can be loud and proud at the 11th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp at MTSU.

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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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Wait times at DMV continue to fall

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security this week announced that the average wait time at state driver services centers has decreased so far this year compared to 2012.

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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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LOGUE: Living wage dispute highlights real problem

While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.

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First lady introduces new education initiatives

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.

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Coggin throws hat into ring

County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced his candidacy for the 48th District Tennessee House seat, which will be vacated by Joe Carr.

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County Schools align with Chinese university
County Schools align with Chinese university

A Chinese education group deepened its partnership with area schools Friday by signing a  pact with Rutherford County Schools.

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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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MTSU Farmers Market is ‘honey’ of deal

In addition to the fresh veggies and other items, customers are treated with great service.

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MTSU alum holds head high for brain injury victims

An MTSU alumna continues her quest to turn tragedy into triumph by raising awareness of traumatic brain injuries.

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Creative community to collaborate for literacy group

The Tennessee Literacy Coalition is getting a redesign thanks to the creative genius of more than 30 volunteers.

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Survey: Government should help rural US more
Survey: Government should help rural US more

As the U.S. House prepares for another try at passing a farm bill, a new survey has found that a majority of those in rural America want to see a greater focus on small-business development and economic initiatives.

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BURRISS: Obama right to refuse Westboro petition

Last week, President Barack Obama and his administration refused to cave in to public pressure to label Westboro Baptist Church a hate group.

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TNReport.com: New online college opens with Haslam’s backing

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.

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Tracy raises quarter million in 2nd quarter

The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter.

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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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Haslam appoints new chairman of Parole Board

Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.

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Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise
Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise

Teens, toddlers at highest risk

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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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Murfreesboro medical company merges with Michigan firm

Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Traffic fatalities down in 2013

The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.

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Murfreesboro native named state historian

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.

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DUI checkpoint controversy rages on
DUI checkpoint controversy rages on

Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight

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Vote of confidence for Huffman from Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.

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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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MTSU sponsoring Chinese delegation this week

Middle Tennessee State University will host a delegation of Chinese students and educators who are visiting to develop cultural ties with schools.

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Pickler’s trophy finds home at Country Music Hall of Fame

Kellie Pickler’s "Dancing with the Stars" finale costume and trophy are now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

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INSIDE MTSU: Group formed to aid grieving students

In order to address issues involving the death of a loved one, the university recently created the Working Group on Bereavement, an assemblage of members of the campus community committed to tackling this issue with care and compassion.

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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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MTSU welcomes new officers

Police Chief Buddy Peaster welcomed six newly commissioned police officers to service at the Middle Tennessee State University on Monday.

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First batch of mortgage settlement checks distributed

Tennessee residents who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the national mortgage settlement should have received a check in June for approximately $1,480, officials recently announced.

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Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes
Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes

Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the midstate area.

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Jon Barry Scarlett
Jon Barry Scarlett

Jon Barry Scarlett, of Smyrna, Tenn., a retired educator with Middle Tennessee State University, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after a prolonged and valiant battle against lung disease and other ailments.

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BURRISS: Printed word remains relevant despite Internet
BURRISS: Printed word remains relevant despite Internet

I don’t know how many times I have heard that no one cares about print any more.

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Welcome to Conference USA, MTSU

Blue Raiders celebrate move in new direction

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New office charged with shrinking state government opens

Recent legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government went into effect Monday with the newly created Office of the Repealer.

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Joseph C. Tenpenny Jr.

Joseph “Joe” C. Tenpenny Jr., 82, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Monday, July 1, 2013.

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Burgess: Tax increase necessary
Burgess: Tax increase necessary

Rutherford County raises property taxes

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INSIDE MTSU: Project Help starts renovations

Project Help is taking on a new summer project: remodeling its main facility on North Baird Lane to give teachers and students much needed elbow room. 

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Institute makes learning new language exciting
Institute makes learning new language exciting

The Summer Language Institute is at it again, offering a number of summer courses geared to teaching foreign languages.

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Lee takes reins as SGA president at MTSU

With a beaming smile and a winning way with words, it’s easy to see how James Lee was elected president of the Student Government Association at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Tenn. students show improvement on TCAP

For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject.

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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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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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LOGUE: Recovery possible if Congress concurs
LOGUE: Recovery possible if Congress concurs

If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.

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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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Hardin takes MTSU fundraising position

MTSU has hired Amy Hardin as the new development director for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

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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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BURRISS: Snowden not first to spring leak

Despite all of the publicity surrounding the actions of former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, this will not be the last instance of government employees leaking secret information.

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Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street
Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street

Local politicians and officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation gathered Wednesday to officially announce plans to build a bridge over Broad Street.

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State halts dependent allowance for unemployed

Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.

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LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
The problem is not with any normal consumer use of the products that contain pseudoephedrine. The problem is it is used for making methamphetamine.
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Tennessee sees spike in unemployment
The state unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May, according to date released Monday.
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Saddle up for Project Help

Saddle Up for Project Help is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Foundation Reception House in Murfreesboro.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: CSI camp awaits budding criminalists
INSIDE MTSU: CSI camp awaits budding criminalists
Listening to an expert explain how blood spatters against a wall from a beating with a blunt object versus a gunshot wound — or how bone fractures from the same traumas — is very intriguing to some people.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Fix the federal budget
The trajectory of our federal budget is not just fiscally irresponsible; it is morally bankrupt.
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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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GUEST EDITORIAL: Common Core promotes mediocrity
GUEST EDITORIAL: Common Core promotes mediocrity
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
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Councilwoman votes against herself again
Councilwoman votes against herself again

Councilwoman Madelyn Scales-Harris remains frustrated, but fellow Murfreesboro City Council members at Thursday night’s meeting seemed able to determine exactly why.

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LOGUE: Police can now use ESP in interrogations
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police may assume a talent for clairvoyance that they do not possess.
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Report: Home values improving across midstate
Report: Home values improving across midstate
Approximately 850,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, according to a recent analysis by CoreLogic.
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Small-business center partners with bank to boost state exports

The Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., has signed a partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to bolster jobs by stimulating Tennessee exports.

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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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INSIDE MTSU: Women to take flight of their lives
INSIDE MTSU: Women to take flight of their lives
The aerospace facilities both on campus and at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport are buzzing with activity.
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VINSON: DOJ lights more fireworks in Coffee County
My curiosity piqued when I learned about a public meeting sponsored by the Muslim community in Coffee County, though for different reasons.
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Don’t get burned this summer by air condition repair scams
Scam artists use the rise in temperatures to take advantage of consumers.
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MTSU international education surges to all-time high
The number of MTSU students studying abroad this summer and scheduled to do so in the coming academic year has hit an all-time high.
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New funds help Center for Popular Music share history
Grants from the Grammy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the MTSU to preserve, digitize and put online more of America’s music.
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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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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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BURRISS: Companies just as guilty as government
BURRISS: Companies just as guilty as government
It’s been said it is better to debate an issue and not have it settled, than to settle an issue with no debate.
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Attorney general's office recognized for investigative work
The Tennessee attorney general’s office has been awarded a Joint Inspector General Investigation award for its role in a major healthcare fraud investigation.
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Experts offer Tennesseans storm-related tips
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
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MTSU alum Guyes accepts Israel Fulbright Scholar offer
MTSU alum Guyes accepts Israel Fulbright Scholar offer
MTSU spring graduate Eric Guyes visited Israel in 2012 as part of a 10-day Jewish Birthright trip. He was certain he wanted to return.
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MTSU, Nashville State partner on criminal justice program
MTSU, Nashville State partner on criminal justice program
Some students attending Nashville State Community College’s satellite campus can now turn their associate degree into a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
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Haslam names new labor commissioner
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
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LOGUE: Bloomberg ban poses worthy questions
I wonder what Michael Bloomberg would think of me as I sit here sipping my large Diet Coke.
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Murfreesboro expands reach with Twitter
In its effort to better stay in touch with its residents, officials have announced the city of Murfreesboro has extended its social media presence through Twitter.
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Deltas reflect on century of activism
Deltas reflect on century of activism
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
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INSIDE MTSU: Teachers learn Common Core at conference
Roughly 150 select K-5 teachers from middle Tennessee school systems came to MTSU last week to learn about the latest teaching techniques from regional and national experts.
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VINSON: Government is worst kind of peeping Tom
Being a peeping Tom is treated as a crime of sexual deviancy, which normally deters that behavior - that is unless you're part of the federal government.
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WOODY: Witnesses take winding road to straight answers
WOODY: Witnesses take winding road to straight answers
I thought about the swear-to-tell-the-truth process the other day while watching assorted government employees being grilled on C-SPAN by congressional committees.
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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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Murfreesboro budget discussions get heated
Budget deliberations by the Murfreesboro City Council drew considerable ire Thursday from Councilwoman Madelyn Scales-Harris.
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MTSU graduate joins United Way staff
A Middle Tennessee State University graduate has been hired to join the staff of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, according to a recent announcement.
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Midstate closings mark 2007 levels
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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Officials join efforts to combat deceptive travel scams
Consumers are being cautioned about unreputable travel promoters and timeshare resellers following several complaints alleging that come companies are using deceptive practices to reel in business.
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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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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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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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GUEST EDITORIAL: Worried Democrats should join repeal efforts
Some Democrats are extremely nervous that once Americans get a taste of Obamacare, voters will hold them accountable - and rightly so. But by postponing the law, they hope to avoid its political fallout.
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MTSU professor lands American Council on Education fellowship
The director of MTSU’s women’s and gender studies program has been granted a fellowship in one of the most heralded leadership programs in the nation.
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TBR recommends increasing tuition rates
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations on Tuesday recommended increases in tuition and maintenance fees.
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Calsonic Kansei announces health care savings
Nissan’s largest supplier in the U.S. announced the implementation of an employee health management program resulted in a reduction of health care spending and projections.
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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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Barrett honored with Spirit of America Award
Murfreesboro firearms manufacturer Ronnie Barrett is the latest recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award from Middle Tennessee State University.
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MTSU concludes China tour
Delegation returned Tuesday from seven-city tour to bolster international enrollment
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: MTSU Farmer's Market off to good start
PHOTO OF THE DAY: MTSU Farmer's Market off to good start
Sales of the produce and plants will continue every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. throughout the summer.
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MTSU’s research partnership in China moves forward
Botanical center to study potential medicines
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TN Report: Most Tennesseans want to limit lottery scholarships
Recent opinion polling suggests a substantial majority of Tennesseans favor limiting state lottery-funded scholarships to students in financial need.
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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
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MTSU students are finalists in national natural-gas advertising contest
A team of MTSU students were in Washington, D.C. as finalists for the America’s Natural Gas Alliance Scholastics Achievement Award
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Unveiling set for Gateway Island sculpture by MTSU professor
A community arts partnership between the City of Murfreesboro, local schools and the MTSU Department of Art will culminate at noon Friday.
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Budget Committee approves tax hike
Budget Committee approves tax hike
Proposal splits 10-cents between county, schools
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LOGUE: RFK assassination was end of America's innocence
LOGUE: RFK assassination was end of America's innocence
On Wednesday, June 5, Americans who are old enough to remember will reflect on the assassination 45 years ago of Sen. Robert “Bobby” F. Kennedy.
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Times Free Press: Employers can still fire workers over guns in parking lots
Tennessee employers can indeed fire workers who violate company policy by storing firearms and ammunition in vehicles parked on employers’ property despite a new state law, state Attorney General Bob Cooper says in a new legal opinion.
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Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Earlier this spring, executives with Volkswagen announced their plan to cut hundreds of jobs at their Chattanooga manufacturing facility due to slower-than-expected sales of their midsize Passat model.
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Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Islamic Center decision reversed
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National Science Foundation funds research grant
MTSU will welcome college students from across the country to campus this year for an intensified research endeavor.
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BURRISS: Does less danger mean more freedom?
One of the hallmarks of the American judicial system is the idea that you do not need a law if there isn’t a problem.
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Small-business owners give Tennessee high marks
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
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MTSU strengthens ties with China
MTSU strengthens ties with China
University partners with design center
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Former MTSU professor joins Murfreesboro clinic
Former MTSU professor joins Murfreesboro clinic
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has hired a former associate professor from Middle Tennessee State University to its team of practitioners, company officials announced Tuesday.
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Registration opens for Civil War sesquicentennial event
Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.
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INSIDE MTSU: Summer classes aim to give more options
INSIDE MTSU: Summer classes aim to give more options
Attending a summer classes at Middle Tennessee State University could be one of the best investments of time and money you will ever make.
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BURRISS: Press should be free to work without intrusion
Somehow, I thought we were done with various government agencies secretly accessing reporters’ phone records, but apparently not.
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Jobs4TN Online tops 100K users in first year
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
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Be safe swimming Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season.
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HUD offices to close due to spending cuts
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will close its offices nationwide on Friday, May 24, as a result of automatic spending cuts that took effect in March.
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Penguin agrees to refunds as part of e-book settlement
Tennesseans who bought e-books from Penguin Group Inc. in the past two years may be eligible for a refund as part of a multistate price-fixing agreement, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Wednesday.
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MTSU offers new master’s in management degree
Starting in the fall, Middle Tennessee State University will offer a new master’s degree in management geared toward professionals in the workforce looking to advance in their careers.
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INSIDE MTSU: CUSTOMS begins this week
On Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23, CUSTOMS, a series of 11 orientation sessions for new students, will bring the next wave of young minds to campus.
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Dover: No layoffs needed with tax hike
Dover: No layoffs needed with tax hike
Smyrna Town Council votes on increasing rate
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Report: Midstate consumers more optimistic
Confidence in economy continues to grow
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Teachers deserve praise
Public education reform has been a hot-button topic at both the state and federal levels for several years.
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MTSU baseball ends Sun Belt Conference era with loss
MTSU's baseball season came to an end with a 3-2 loss at home to rival Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
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MTSU road work closes some campus roads for summer
MTSU road work closes some campus roads for summer
A new roundabout project scheduled to begin this week on the north side of the MTSU campus will require partial closure of some campus roads.
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MTSU makes President’s Higher Ed Community Service Honor Roll
MTSU has again been recognized for its community service efforts with inclusion on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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MTSU teams finish up regular season play
MTSU teams finish up regular season play
It was a big weekend for MTSU baseball and track as the final two MTSU sports still in action wrapped up their seasons.
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LOGUE: America has a rape problem
Despite whatever politically correct words they are using in public, it is clear that some men still don’t get it. The latest in a long line of sexual harassment scandals in the U.S. military brings this to light clearly.
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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Parents urged to share bed safely
Parents urged to share bed safely
When it comes to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome from a mother sharing her bed with her baby, there is a push to change the message to "here is how it's done most safely."
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Celebrate Filipino culture Saturday
The Filipino American Association of Tennessee will present Santacruzan and a street fair Saturday, May 18, on the Square.
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HUNTER: Nashville Sounds inspire young fans
On May 7, the Nashville Sounds knocked off the Fresno Grizzlies 5-2 at Greer Stadium in Music City.
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Gordon, Buchanan awarded honorary degrees
Gordon, Buchanan awarded honorary degrees
More than 2,640 MTSU students joined their family and friends Saturday in the Murphy Center to celebrate one of their greatest accomplishments: earning a university degree.
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LETTER: Precious metals better investment than paper money
I would like to prevail upon the people to give some thought into legalizing gold and silver as a medium of exchange and not subject to sales tax in Tennessee.
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Tennessee trails has new app
Free individual, interactive iPhone apps for the Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways initiative, are now available for download.
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'Morning after pill' approved for OTC sale
At drugstores across Tennessee, over-the-counter purchases of the morning-after pill are now available to anyone age 15 and older.
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Giving care to those caring for others
Giving care to those caring for others
Yearly value of family care in Tenn. is $11 billion
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Cannon County phenom commits to MTSU
Cannon County phenom commits to MTSU
Sissom signs on with Lady Raiders
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HUNTER: New media partners show promise
Plans are starting to come together for Blue Raider fans to listen and watch the football team starting in August. Honestly, I like what I'm reading so far about the new broadcast partners both on the radio and television.
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Get your grub on at festivals this spring
A foodie’s paradise waits in Tennessee as food festivals are plentiful during the spring.
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LOGUE: Sanford stages amazing comeback
LOGUE: Sanford stages amazing comeback
Mark Sanford traded hiking on the Appalachian Trail for hanging out on the campaign trail. It worked.
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US Treasury to sell more GM shares
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
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LETTER: Media stereotypes all Muslims as violent
It might seem parodoxical that Muslims insist Islam is a peaceful religion, yet the media report terrorist attacks, killings and internecine fighting in Muslim lands on a daily basis.
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Tenn. Homeland Security: Drivers wait more than 30 min. at DMV
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security released a report on the performance of its Driver Services Division during the first quarter of 2013.
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Charlie Daniels Scholarship established at MTSU
Charlie Daniels Scholarship established at MTSU
Music industry majors at Middle Tennessee State University now have a chance for financial assistance that pays homage to country music legend Charlie Daniels.
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Tennessee creates 'Recovery Courts'
Specialized courts will combat mental health and substance abuse issues
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TN REPORT: 'Ag-gag' bill reaches Haslam's desk
Rep. Mike Stewart, who voted against the so-called “ag-gag” bill, is still waiting for an Attorney General’s opinion on the constitutionality of the legislation.
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INSIDE SPORTS: Titans are mostly hindsight and wishful thinking
The Titans are not really my beat but I am interested.
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MTSU spring commencement set for Saturday
Dual ceremonies feature two honorary doctorates, 2,625 grads
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Tatum ascends to top of organization
A Middle Tennessee State University professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.
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‘Unsung hero’ Ricketts given President’s Silver Column Award
‘Unsung hero’ Ricketts given President’s Silver Column Award
Dr. Cliff Ricketts’ five decades of alternative fuels research and exemplary classroom teaching have been acknowledged in a special way by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee.
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INSIDE MTSU: Burt coaches on staying ‘agile in business jungle’
Have you ever had a boss who was so dense that he wouldn’t have a clue even if he bought a vowel from Vanna White?
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Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
New regulations take effect in summer of 2014
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Confirmation vote next week on nominee for U.S. Labor Secretary
Sen. Larmar Alexander top Republican on Labor Committee
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DR. KESTNER: Tenn. doctors are addicted to writing prescriptions
According to the CDC, here in Tennessee doctors write more than 1,200 prescriptions per 1,000 population.
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HUNTER: Best of Blue Raiders to be honored tonight
MTSU's 2012-13 season has been another one for the record books.
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Hall of Fame inductees ‘put Volunteer State journalism on world map’
The first members of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame gather for a photo after an April 26 ceremony in MTSU's Murphy Center celebrating their accomplishments.
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Joe Carr wants to represent you
Joe Carr wants to represent you
The Tennessee House member announced Thursday he is officially entering the race for the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District.
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Salvation Army, MTSU partner to teach kids music
Salvation Army, MTSU partner to teach kids music
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TRACY: 108th General Assembly was great success
After a great deal of hard work and collaboration, this year’s session of the 108th General Assembly finally came to a conclusion on April 19, 2013.
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Vote to help change MTSU student's life
Austin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, is a contestant in the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association competition.
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MTSU Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint May 5
The MTSU Police Department will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of May 5 on Alumni Drive at Homecoming Circle on the MTSU campus.
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TBI: Hate crimes up, more officers killed in 2012
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MTSU Moonbuggy team savors best in U.S. distinction
MTSU Moonbuggy team savors best in U.S. distinction
MTSU Moonbuggy Team 1 drivers Devin Raines and Kevin Conner pedal their way through the three-quarter-mile length course.
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Registration is open for MTSU's Youth Writers’ Camps
Registration is open for MTSU's Youth Writers’ Camps
Young people across the Midstate with a flair for writing — and a love for reading — are invited to MTSU’s annual Youth Writers’ Camps June 10-20 on the university’s Murfreesboro campus.
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MINUTE: Mayday invites public to celebrate May Day
Ring the first of next month with a May Day celebration at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery.
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TN REPORT: Haslam signs off on voter ID law
Library cards and other types of county-or-city-issued photo ID cards are no longer enough to cast a ballot in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a General Assembly measure outlawing their use at polling places.
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Tennis falls short at Sun Belt tourney
Tennis falls short at Sun Belt tourney
By the time, the Sun Belt Conference tennis championships ended on April 20 in Lafayette, La., both MTSU teams had mixed emotions about their performances.
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MTSU’s James hopes for shot in NFL Draft
MTSU’s James hopes for shot in NFL Draft
Several former MTSU football players hope to become one of those selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, including last season’s all-conference center.
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TBI Report: Crime down statewide
For the third year in a row, Tennessee saw a slight drop in crime in 2012, when compared to 2011, according to the annual “Crime in Tennessee 2012.”
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TN REPORT:General Assembly wraps up, ed items left undone
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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Tenn. Dems cross fingers for Haslam vetoes
Tennessee House Democrats held a post-session press conference Tuesday to voice their disappointment with much of what the GOP-controlled Legislature passed this year.
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TN REPORT: Governor signs per diem reduction bill
Tennessee lawmakers living within a 50-mile radius of the Capitol can expect to see their daily lodging allowances drop in a couple years.
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Father congratulates daughter on graduation from MTSU
Father congratulates daughter on graduation from MTSU
Maj. Irvin Jackson currently deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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Blue Raiders ride momentum into weekend series
In front of the largest crowd at Reese Smith Jr. Field since 2004, including a lost squirrel, the MTSU baseball team knocked off in-state rival Tennessee 11-5 on April 23.
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MTSU offers prescription drug take-back event April 25
A campus collaboration has led to a first-time prescription drug take-back collection event at MTSU.
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DESJARLAIS: The Real Objective of President Obama’s Gun Control Efforts
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Officials urge vaccinations with measles, mumps outbreaks
Recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in several states are prompting health officials to issue reminders about the importance of Measles-Mumps-Rubella, or MMR, vaccinations.
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UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
The UT Gardens are operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and can be found in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
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MTSU releases renderings of science building
MTSU releases renderings of science building
MTSU released Monday computer-generated “fly-through” video and still images showing how its Science Building, now under construction on the Murfreesboro campus, will look upon completion.
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TN Report: Lawmakers cheer annexation bill
Applause and cheers went up in both the House and Senate Friday afternoon
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MTSU selects new Mass Comm dean
Ken Paulson will be the next dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, officials announced Tuesday.
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National Guard Armory to be named in honor of fallen guardsman
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General Assembly calls it quits for year
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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INSIDE MTSU: MTSU faculty spread news about their causes
INSIDE MTSU: MTSU faculty spread news about their causes
MTSU presents lunar and meteorite samples to campus for public viewing on April 19 just before her MTSU Star Party presentation.
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MT’s Love ties school record at SBC tourney
Spring is here, which means most golfers have hit the links hoping to improve their game. For collegiate golf, spring means conference tournament time.
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MTSU to purchase historic MTMC site
MTSU to purchase historic MTMC site
Green space to remain open, Bell Street Building to be used for academics
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Governor signs public notice legislation
Governor signs public notice legislation
Legislation requires all public notices printed in newspapers to be published on the newspapers’ local website and a statewide aggregate website.
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MTSU-Motlow agreement helps childhood education majors get four-year degrees
MTSU-Motlow agreement helps childhood education majors get four-year degrees
An agreement signed Tuesday between Middle Tennessee State University and Motlow College will help community college students majoring in early childhood education.
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HUNTER: Driver hopes to dominate in Long Beach
Tennessee is home to one of the top up and coming IndyCar Series stars, Josef Newgarden.
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Chinese kung fu artists to demonstrate talents at MTSU on April 22
Chinese kung fu artists to demonstrate talents at MTSU on April 22
Performers from Beijing's Capital University of Physical Education and Sports will display their talents in a "Martial Art Extravaganza" at MTSU's Murphy Center on April 22.
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DCS announces new organizational structure
Department reorganization aimed at advancing child safety, health and programs
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TN REPORT: Senate passes tax cut on groceries
A bill aimed at easing the pain at Tennessee’s grocery checkout lanes is headed to the governor’s desk for approval.
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WWII veteran to educate MTSU students on horrors of genocide
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County Dems elect new officers
County Dems elect new officers
The Rutherford County Democratic Party convened Saturday morning to elect a new executive committee and executive officers.
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True Blue Experience Day attracts prospective students to MTSU
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TN Report: Bill restricting use of welfare cards heads to Haslam