MURFREESBORO - The son of murder defendant Moses Bess testified today he saw his father blow his step-mother's head off when they argued in the bedroom of their Richland Road trailer on Moses' Mountain in 1986.
MURFREESBORO - One of Deborah Sherfield Bess's best friends testified Monday murder defendant Moses Bess threatened her life if she went to the police and told them she didn't think Deborah killed herself.
MURFREESBORO - Jury selection is under way in the first-degree murder trial for Jewell Moses Bess, a cold case dating to 1986. The question is whether Bess, 65, killed his ex-wife Deborah Sherfield Bess or she committed suicide.
MURFREESBORO - The City Council will hold a public hearing Thursday on a $134 million spending plan for fiscal 2016, a proposal adding 13 full-time positions, including five police officers. The hearing is set for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 W. Vine St.
Democrats are calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to hold a special session immediately to pass Insure Tennessee, a Medicaid expansion proposal offering coverage to 280,000 working people caught in an insurance gap.
MURFREESBORO - The Rutherford County Ethics Committee wants to know whether the county attorney gave Sheriff Robert Arnold approval to sign a contract with JailCigs to sell e-cigarettes to jail inmates.
MURFREESBORO - A key member of the Rutherford County Commission's Budget & Finance Committee believes Sheriff Robert Arnold has lost the people's trust and should step down amid a federal, state and local probe into his administration.
Director of Schools Don Odom is pleased to announce that Steve Luker has been named the new principal of Smyrna Middle School.
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A former City Schools band teacher was found guilty Tuesday of carrying on an improper relationship with a Loretto High School student involving the exchange of sexually explicit photos.
Qualified high school juniors and seniors statewide will be able to take tuition-free online courses for college credit through Middle Tennessee State University's recently expanded dual-enrollment program.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold hired his relative James Vanderveer as an officer in October 2014 despite a brush with the law in Georgia and a DUI charge here.
To the editor,
Well everyone is ready to bash the sheriff over some vapor-cigs. What about the good things he has done since he has been in office?
Rutherford County commissioners voted 15-5 recently to change the county's employee insurance plan and adopt a "carve-out" for spouses who have an insurance plan through their own employer.
MTSU Lady Raiders basketball player MacKenzie Sells believes college students here are getting the message about the dangers of sexual assault and the reality that it could happen to them.
MTSU's Health Services and Health Promotion office helps students find ways to cut down on substance use and to prevent violence. It also offers wellness programs and topics on alcohol, drugs and sexual responsibility, including health information and campus resources.
Jagemann Precision Plastics is set to expand its facility here and add 90 jobs to a 20-employee workforce to meet increased demand for automotive parts, officials announced.
NASHVILLE - Rutherford County's legislative delegation, all Republicans, overwhelmingly opposed Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, most saying they would have voted against it if they had gotten the chance.
The Republican-led state Legislature defeated the governor's Insure Tennessee plan even though an MTSU Poll showed most people who knew much about the proposal gave it substantial support.
Trying to break ties with federal education rules, state Sen. Bill Ketron is seeking passage of a resolution designed to end what he calls overreach by the U.S. Department of Education.
State Rep. Dawn White is reiterating her support for publicly-funded vouchers that would allow Tennessee students to attend private schools.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in favor of south Rutherford County resident Brenda Benz in her lawsuit against gun manufacturer Ronnie Barrett, deciding that a statute of limitations did not run out for legal action over access to her land.
Circuit Court Judge Keith Siskin recently spent a week in the hospital being treated for a flare-up of Crohn's disease.
A company running a rehabilitation group home in a Southeast Broad Street house tangled in a lawsuit is preparing to build an even bigger facility on Florence Road on the north side of Murfreesboro.
Inmate allegedly assaults cellmate at Detention Center
Charges are expected against a Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmate after he allegedly assaulted his cellmate late Saturday (Dec. 20), said Detention Maj. Tommy Thompson.
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