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Fact Checking 03/01/2021 I remember one of the lessons my journalism teacher drilled into us was, “You say your mother loves you, check it out!” The ideas was not to write something unless you could back it up. This was particularly important if you were making an accusation about someone. After all, reporters are supposed to give us verifiable facts, and source...
  2020 Officers of the Month recognized   Twelve Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies were honored as Officers of the Month for 2020 Friday. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh recognized each deputy and gave them Officer of the Month pins. Fitzhugh said he appreciated the exceptional work done by the officers. “I appreciate the work you and everyone else does every day,” Fitzhugh said.     SRO Matt Powell responded to...
  Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen           Two officers who investigated a rash of opioid overdoses leading to one death and serious injuries to seven people earned awards from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran Wednesday.           Murfreesboro Police CID Sgt. Tommy Massey and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Lt. Will Holton received the U.S. Attorney’s Award for Excellence in...
Editor's Note: I'm excited to see MTSU invite journalist Roland Martin to speak via online to MTSU students. Roland was one of the few journalists who stood up for former Rep. John  DeBerry who the Tennessee Democrat Executive Committee took off the ballot. Roland reports 'Real News.' Folks, I didn't even know that was legal-did you? The 26-year lawmaker who served...
  Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee State Representative (R) Mike Sparks of Smyrna to the studio to discuss his newly proposed opportunity scholarships program bill that would allow students the ability...
  "Uh oh," one of the board members said after realizing the meeting was public. https://youtu.be/5FgJ4fONHoo   According to ABC News, a California school district's entire board of trustees has resigned after several were heard making disparaging comments about parents during a live virtual meeting this week. The Oakley Union Elementary School District announced the resignation of the board members on Friday, two days...
'You've got to find what you love,' Steve Jobs Editor's Note: The late Steve Jobs and co-founder of Apple has been called the Thomas Edison of his time. Jobs 2005 Stanford commencement address in my opinion is one of the most inspiring and emotional speeches ever given...It rises up there with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream,"...
  BY STEPHANIE KRAMER For decades, the share of U.S. children living with a single parent has been rising, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and a rise in births outside of marriage. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children...
  NFIB State Director Speaks on Smyrna Issues with Tennessee Rep. Mike Sparks NFIB State Director Jim Brown joined, Ginny Williams, owner of Gil’s Ace Hardware, state Rep. Mike Sparks and a number of small business owners today on News Radio WGNS AM 1450, FM 100.5, and FM 101.9 in Murfreesboro to talk about the state of small business in Tennessee. Brown explained that...
BY KATE COIL Communications Specialist for Tennessee Municipal League (TML) The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that opioid manufacturers can be sued under the state’s 2010 Drug Dealer Liability Act, allowing a suit originally filed by seven district attorneys general on behalf of children born addicted to opioids and local governments to move forward. The state supreme court ruling directly addresses a...

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