• Women’s Tennis recognized for academic achievement
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    Middle Tennessee women’s tennis earned academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) this month. MT earned a team award for outstanding GPA, while Jesse Grace and Sarah Sediri garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition. Middle Tennessee’s squad posted a 3.299 GPA as a team, meeting the required 3.2 or higher GPA to earn the team award. […]

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  • Raiders to have 11 games televised in 2014
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    As announced by Conference USA today, 11 of Middle Tennessee’s 12 regular season football games in 2014 have been selected for television, with eight being part of the league package. The Blue Raiders will have national broadcasts on the road against Minnesota (Big Ten Network), Old Dominion (FS1) and Marshall (FS1 or FSN) and home […]

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  • MTSU workshop trains teachers to help struggling readers
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    As he floated between the rows of educators inside MTSU’s College of Education Building, literacy trainer Ron Yoshimoto drew lots of laughter but also equal amounts of attention from a group of Tennessee teachers eager to help their struggling students with reading. The training, attended by about 35 educators from throughout the state, focused on […]

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  • July ‘Out of the Blue’ sizzles with great MTSU news
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    Have you seen the July 2014 edition of “Out of the Blue,” MTSU’s video magazine, yet? It’s hotter than a summer sidewalk with fascinating stories about university people and places, including news of national and state recognition for work by students and faculty. Check out this month’s program, produced with help from Lauren Dickens, a […]

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  • Adult Detention Center passes state certification
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    Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned certification after an inspection July 10 by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold. “You are to be congratulated for attaining this degree of professionalism in your organization,” Director Ashe […]

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  • Where & When, Murfreesboro?
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      Q: Where and when in Murfreesboro did this building stand?      A: Commerce Union Bank sat the the corner of E Main and S Church Street on the public square where there’s currently a vacant lot next to Shacklett’s Photography. That vacant space is actually two separate lots. One is owned by Bank of […]

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  • James R. Covington obituary
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    James R. Covington, age 89, of Rockvale, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Mr. Covington was a native of Rockvale, and son of the late Roscoe and Lillie Wilson Covington. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Ada Lamb Covington, brothers, Grady Covington and John Covington and sister, Miss Vera Covington. Funeral services will […]

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  • Porter Needs A Forever Home
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      Porter is such a sweet young boy! He even posed on the wicker chair for us! He is a neutered brown and white Ibizan Hound and Pit Mix who came to the shelter on 4/18/14 as a stray. He is about a little over a year old. ID#A142416 Check petharbor.com for the most current adoption […]

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  • Aug. 9 MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game moves to new Rockvale site
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    The annual MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game preseason social event will offer another new venue and will be held earlier this year. Pigskin Pre-Game 2014 graphic webThe event, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the MT Alumni Association, will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Annalee Acres, 11000 state Route 99, in Rockvale, […]

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  • Stranger of the day – Mr. Thune
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    Mr. Thune, 94 years old and the gentleman I photographed yesterday, preparing to board an MTSU Hero Flight. I understand you were shot down multiple times. Tell me about that. “Well, the first time we were in trouble, we were attacked by enemy fighters. We got shot up pretty badly and being the navigator, I […]

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  • 2014-15 Rutherford County board of directors named for American Heart Association
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    The members of the 2014-15 Rutherford County board of directors for the American Heart Association have been named: 2014-2015 Board Chairman Barbara Sutton, Dempsey Vantrease and Follis 2014-2015 Board President Murali Kolli, M.D., Vanderbilt Heart 2013-14 Board Members Charlie Baum, Professor, MTSU Kim Brogli, Realtor, Bob Parks Realty Stephanie Brackman, VP of Operations, Rutherford Chamber […]

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  • Breast Cancer Survivor Faces Journey Head-On
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      “This is not the end of my life, having breast cancer.  I’m going to get through it.  I’m going to be just fine.” One beautiful spring evening in May, Terri Wilson was sitting on her living room couch, arms crossed, when she felt the lump. “I didn’t freeze,” she said, remembering.  “I knew immediately […]

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  • Neck Injury Threatened Teacher’s Dreams
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      After an incident while teaching her kick boxing class, Rachel Stevenson underwent a serious neck surgery. The results are nothing short of impossible. Talk about getting a “kick” out of her job, Rachel Stevenson of Brentwood, TN stays in shape by teaching kickboxing and cardio blast at YMCA. But, a serious neck injury knocked […]

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  • La Vergne receives invoice from TDOT for over $1.6M
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    Some Tennessee municipalities are experiencing sticker shock after receiving bills in the mail from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for unpaid road work. The City of La Vergne recently received five invoices showing it owed more than $1.6 million. The bills are for projects completed between 2004 and 2013. La Vergne Director of Finance, Phillis […]

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  • Students Support SRO Scott Reed
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    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 […]

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  • Gotcher advances at U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links
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    Middle Tennessee’s Samantha Gotcher qualified for match play at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship Tuesday, totaling a two-round 148 for a 4-over at The Home Course. Gotcher finished tied for 60th after shooting an opening round 1-over 73, and followed that performance with a second round 3-over 75. The Clarksville, Tennessee native […]

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  • Byard, Barber tabbed first team All-C-USA
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    Middle Tennessee’s Kevin Byard and T.T. Barber were both voted to Conference USA’s preseason first team as announced by the league office on Wednesday. The voting was done by the league’s 13 head coaches. Byard, an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection in 2013 and a two-time Jim Thorpe Watch List honoree, started all 13 games […]

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  • Stolen Money Was For Probation Costs?
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    Report details incident on 7/15/2014 – Edited for only anonymity of suspects and safety of officers involved.   CHARGES FILED:  Theft Over $500 On 7/15/14 at 1656 hours, Officer A responded to 315 Robert Rose Drive – Donnell Jewelry in reference to a theft.  On his arrival, Officer A made contact with the complainant (referred […]

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  • Golf Club Thief Strikes Indian Hills
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    Report details incident on 7/15/2014 – Edited for only anonymity of suspects and safety of officers involved.   CHARGES FILED:  Theft Over $500   On July 15th, at 1226 hours, Officer A made contact the complainant/victim (referred to here as Man A)  in reference to a theft that had occurred Friday July 11th, 2014 between […]

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  • Drowning reported on Percy Priest Lake
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    Emergency personnel have responded to reports of a drowning Wednesday morning on Percy Priest Lake.The call came in shortly before 10 a.m. According to initial reports, CPR is being performed on the victim on the banks of Bear Island.The island is located adjacent to the Seven Points recreation area off Stewarts Ferry Pike in Hermitage.Additional information […]

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