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David Riemens

Watertown skull turns missing artist into suspicious death

Jan 29, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

It's not often that Watertown, Tennessee, makes the news. So it was memorable when David Riemens vanished Aug. 8, 2012, from the Dollar General in the small Middle Tennessee.... Read More
Martha Leanne Green

The disappearance of Martha Leanne Green is Dickson County's biggest mystery

Jul 30, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

  The disappearance of Martha Leanne Green has been called the biggest mystery in Dickson County. On April 15, 1987, the 17-year-old girl vanished into thin air from a.... Read More
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Lauren Agee

What happened to Lauren Agee?

Apr 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Lauren Agee thought her weekend would be filled with wakeboarding, cliff diving and partying. But it ended with her floating facedown in Center Hill Lake. Agee was camping wi.... Read More
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Blackman vs Stewarts Creek

Blackman vs Stewarts Creek moved to Thursday night

Oct 17, 2018 at 04:41 pm by joelabarker

It won't be Friday Night Lights as usual for Blackman football this week. Their game against Stewarts Creek has been moved to Thursday night at the Inferno due to the weather.... Read More
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Blackman vs Stewarts Creek

Pair of Juniors Help Lead Blackman past Stewarts Creek

Oct 19, 2018 at 09:45 am by joelabarker

It might have been one night earlier than usual for high school football, but Blackman continued their winning ways on Thursday night. The Blaze improved to 8-1 on the season.... Read More
Deputy Beth Miles

Rutherford jailer disciplined for 'enabling' 2 inmates to escape

Oct 17, 2018 at 11:17 am by Lisa Marchesoni

A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee who enabled two inmates to escape last Wednesday was suspended for two weeks without pay from Oct. 19-30, said Sheriff Mike.... Read More
Justin Arwood and Sarah Dalton

Murfreesboro officer injured in car chase

Oct 17, 2018 at 09:58 am by Voice Wire

A routine patrol check ended Wednesday, Oct. 17 with an officer injured and a car chase into Coffee County, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Around.... Read More
No law school for MTSU

Sidney McPhee's dreams of a law school education are dashed

Oct 16, 2018 at 06:00 am by Michelle Willard 2

There was a story in the New York Times in 2016 about how law school students were graduating with high debt and low prospects.  It used Valparaiso University&.... Read More
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Middle Tennessee Mysteries

Who burned down Ronnie and Linda Clark's house to cover up a murder?

Oct 15, 2018 at 02:16 pm by Michelle Willard

What are the chances that a child loses not one but both parents to semmingly unconnected murders? The chances are probably slim, but that's exactly what happened to one Ma.... Read More
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Business Before Hours

Photos: Business Before Hours at Carpe Artista in Smyrna

Oct 18, 2018 at 01:35 pm by tbeckwith

Business Before Hours was held Thursday, Oct. 8 at Carpe Artista in Smyrna.  Carpe Artista is the nonprofit arm of Carpe Cafe, 101 Front St. in Smyrna. Th.... Read More
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Tabitha Tuders

What happened to Tabitha Tuders?

Dec 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm by Michelle Willard

Tabitha Tuders left her home in East Nashville to go to school on the morning of April 29, 2003, and she was never seen again. According to news reports, she never got on the.... Read More
Shelia Bradford

Was Shelia Bradford killed to cover up a double murder?

Jun 04, 2018 at 11:45 am by Michelle Willard

In January 1991, a young couple was murdered and the house where the crime occurred was burned to the ground in Benton County, Tenn. Investigators spent more than a year on a.... Read More
Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn

Opinion: Why are Democrats so stupid?

Oct 07, 2018 at 09:39 am by Jason Bennett

An open letter to Tennessee Democrats. In November 2016, Democrats woke up to a complete nightmare. All of the polling leading up to Nov. 9 suggested a significant Clinton vi.... Read More
Gregg Hawkins

Family appeals for information in Gregg Hawkins murder three years ago

Oct 16, 2018 at 07:00 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Gregg Hawkins’ wife, daughters and brother want justice for his murder and appealed Monday for information to solve the case three years ago Tuesday. Hawkins, 53, of Mu.... Read More
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The Gathering at Milton

The Gathering at Milton celebrates grand opening

Oct 15, 2018 at 01:00 pm by Rutherford Rambler

Life returned to the tiny hamlet of Milton on Saturday, Oct. 13 located northeast of Murfreesboro. After months of careful restoration, the former country store and adjoining.... Read More
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Time for fall cleaning: Household Hazardous Waste Collection date set for Rutherford County

Oct 18, 2018 at 10:00 am by Voice Wire

All that stuff clogging up your garage and blocking your path to the deep freeze can be disposed of at the fall edition of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection..... Read More
Erin Foster and Jeremy Bechtel

How did two teenagers disappear without a trace from Sparta?

Sep 17, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

White County teenagers Erin Foster and Jeremy Bechtel should have come home the night of April 3, 2000, but they disappeared, along with Erin's prized two-door 1998 Pontiac Gr.... Read More
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Shelley Jones Mook

Was Shelbyville teacher Shelley Mook a victim of domestic violence?

Mar 19, 2018 at 11:32 am by Michelle Willard

Shelley Lynn Jones Mook was last seen around 3:30 Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, when she left work at Harris Middle School in Shelbyville, Tenn. and went to her ex-husband's house to.... Read More
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department

Murfreesboro Fire announces promotions

Oct 16, 2018 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department recently promoted several first responders to varying ranks due to retirements and the addition of three Battalion Chief positions. &ldquo.... Read More
First Methodist Church

Murfreesboro sells former Methodist Church block for $1.8M

Oct 19, 2018 at 09:26 am by Voice Wire

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday night, Oct. 18 to approve a purchase and sale agreement with developer One East College for redevelopment of the city block know.... Read More
Shauna and Zaylee Fryar

How did Shauna Fryar end up in the Cumberland River and where is her daughter?

Sep 24, 2018 at 03:18 pm by Michelle Willard

Those who knew Shauna Fryar agree she lived a troubled life with a long history of abusing drugs and with abusive men. They also agree she would never kill her child. That's.... Read More
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MTSU Homecoming

Photos: MTSU Homecoming 2018

Oct 20, 2018 at 10:00 am by TINALBARKER

Students, alumni and university friends celebrated homecoming, which culminated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Blue Raiders beat the University of North Carolina-C.... Read More

18-year-old Murfreesboro man killed in I-24 hit-and-run

Oct 08, 2018 at 03:28 pm by Michelle Willard

Jalah Owens, 18, of Murfreesboro was killed early Saturday morning in what Metro Nashville Police are calling a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 24. MNPD has charged susp.... Read More
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Blackman vs. Cookeville

Three Big Things from Blackman's 45-14 Win Over Cookeville

Oct 13, 2018 at 07:30 am by joelabarker

Blackman returned to action Friday night at the Inferno. The Blaze blasted the Cookeville Cavaliers 45-14 on homecoming night at Blackman. It was a slow start for the Blaze a.... Read More

Bring a board game to life by donating to a Clue character

Aug 08, 2018 at 01:30 pm by WildGooseChase

Two mortgage officers, an independent business owner and an insurance agent are just a few people from the community who will don costumes for charity at Clue the Party. Clue.... Read More