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Michelle Willard


Michelle Willard. Award-winning newspaper reporter. Recovering archaeologist. Political nerd. True crime junkie. Local know-it-all.

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Oct 04, 2017

Michelle Willard

Mike Sparks

Mike Sparks thinks teachers are paid enough and wants a website so everyone can see

Jul 16, 2018 at 07:00 am by Michelle Willard

  Tennessee State House Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, has an unpopular opinion. He thinks teachers are not underpaid. "It seems like there's a misnomer out there that tea.... Read More

News of the Week: Murfreesboro assistant city manager hired by Tullahoma

Jul 12, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

  We've lost Jennifer Moody to Tullahoma of all places. The Tullahoma News reported Wednesday that Moody will be the next city manager in Tullahoma. Moody has served a.... Read More

No motive, no suspects in 2011 shooting of Ed Wisdom Jr.

Jul 09, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

Ed Wisdom Jr.'s remarkable life was tragically cut short in October 2011 when he was shot on the porch of his Nashville home. He was 71 years old. There was no motive. There.... Read More

Bizarre in the Boro: Grown men act like children

Jul 07, 2018 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

A dispute between neighbors on Shoshone Place in Murfreesboro seems to be escalating, according to an incident report from the Murfreesboro Police Department. On Monday, July.... Read More

More than a dozen cats found in sweltering camper in Murfreesboro

Jul 06, 2018 at 10:43 am by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro police officers were called around 5 p.m. June 30 to check on a possible domestic fight in a running SUV with a trailer on Joe B. Jackson Parkway. When they arr.... Read More

Charges dropped against main suspect in 1996 'Tanning Bed Murders'

Jul 02, 2018 at 10:30 am by Michelle Willard

Nashville police are back to square one in the infamous tanning bed killing case of 1996. Investigators thought they had found the man responsible for killing Tiffany Campbel.... Read More

It’s time to relax at Float Alchemy

Jun 27, 2018 at 07:30 am by Michelle Willard

Float Alchemy's marathon has come to an end and its float tanks are open to the public. Floating introduces you to an environment that you more than likely have never experie.... Read More

Justin Zeigler disappeared without a trace in 2016

Jun 25, 2018 at 10:30 am by Michelle Willard

Justin Zeigler is a good guy with a bad habit, his mother said a few months after she reported him missing from their hometown of Manchester. Justin disappeared in November 2.... Read More

Bizarre in the Boro: Free apple pie doesn't calm angry McDonald's customer

Jun 23, 2018 at 08:59 am by Michelle Willard

Earlier this month, a disgruntled customer carried her grudge into the McDonald's on South Church Street because their food had "made her sick years ago," according to a rep.... Read More

Rutherford County, Murfreesboro ready to fund schools, bike trails (respectively)

Jun 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm by Michelle Willard

The Rutherford County Board of Education took a guided tour (I don't know if it was three hours) of potential sites for new schools over the weekend. After the tour, the boar.... Read More