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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Harrell resigns as agent for AAAA Bonding

Circuit Court Clerk-elect Melissa Harrell has resigned as an agent for AAAA Bonding Co. and requested that the criminal court remove her from its list of approved agents, according to court documents.

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Burriss to discuss media coverage in Ferguston, Mo.
Dr. Larry Burriss
Burriss to discuss media coverage in Ferguston, Mo.

An MTSU journalism professor will assess media coverage of racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo., on a Nashville television program.

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Jim Tracy will not contest 38-vote loss to Scott DesJarlais
Jim Tracy will not contest 38-vote loss to Scott DesJarlais

Saying he didn’t want to put Tennesseans through a protracted election challenge, state Sen. Jim Tracy announced Monday morning (Aug. 25) he will not contest a 38-vote election loss to Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.

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Tracy concedes race to DesJarlais

Saying he didn’t want to put Tennesseans through a protracted election challenge, state Sen. Jim Tracy announced Monday morning he will not contest a 38-vote election loss to Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.

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ACT College Readiness Report points to growing interest in higher education

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Interest in attending college continues to grow among U.S. high school graduates, according to ACT’s annual “Condition of College & Career Readiness”report.

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Smyrna man, 20, indicted on statutory rape charges

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a  Smyrna man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor.

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City Council votes down guns on the greenway

Guns on greenways will have to wait.

In a 5-2 vote Thursday night, the City Council rejected a measure asking the city attorney and staff to write a resolution allowing weapons to be carried at city trailheads and greenways but not in other park areas such as Kids Castle.

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Tracy to decide by Monday or Tuesday whether to challenge vote

Rutherford County’s Aug. 7 vote is certified, but the Election Office is anticipating a potential challenge by state Sen. Jim Tracy of a 38-vote loss to Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary for the 4th Congressional District race.

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MFRD responds to hangar fire at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 6 and 8 and Engines 1 and 4 responded to a hangar fire at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (1930 Memorial Blvd.) around 9 Friday morning.

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Back to School Blast scheduled Saturday

Murfreesboro City Schools invites students and families to celebrate the annual Back to School Blast.

This year, the event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23 and features games and activities for students and the opportunity for parents to meet school representatives and local community outreach organizations.

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City Council to discuss whether people can carry guns on greenway

Armed with a city attorney’s opinion that the city government could allow people to carry guns on the greenway while restricting them in other parks, Councilman Eddie Smotherman says he will seek a vote to give people that right.

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Woman testifies boyfriend shot at homicide victim's vehicle
Woman testifies boyfriend shot at homicide victim's vehicle

A Nashville man’s girlfriend testified Wednesday (Aug. 20) he shot at homicide victim, Jackie Warpoole, early Dec. 15, 2013, as they were driving 80 mph in an interstate road-rage incident. But she claimed she didn’t know he’d been killed.

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Local man wanted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Rape added to TBI Most Wanted List
Local man wanted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Rape added to TBI Most Wanted List

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list, Edward William Tarras, Jr. of La Vergne, TN.

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MTSU football players' prank ends with no arrests

Several armed subjects who were wearing ski mask alarmed residents in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night.

Sgt. Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department said at least seven to nine subjects accused in what was deemed a prank were MTSU football players.

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Murfreesboro City Schools say no to bullying

Murfreesboro City Schools will kick off the nationally recognized bullying prevention program, Olweus, on Wednesday, Aug. 20. MCS staff and teachers were trained in the anti-bullying program prior to the beginning of school and are rolling the program out to students across the district.

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

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

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