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All Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Records Need to Go

Reality aside, whether or not something is actually happening in the minds of the public depends, in large part, on the media coverage. That may sound strange but it’s true. For example, ice has been melting and reforming in the Arctic for millions of years. It wasn’t until 1979, when satellite technology advanced to a […]



Lion is 2016’s Room—an emotionally devastating story that seems so unlikely you think there’s no possible way it’s true. Yet . . . it is. I’m still crying as I write these first few sentences of this review, because it’s just that much of an emotional train wreck. Well done, Weinstein Company. This is the […]


Free Run: Russell and Kachina Rodden Explore God’s Love Through Music

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. ~ Hebrews 12:1 Run: a three-letter, one-syllable word that has had a profound influence on Russell and Kachina […]

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The Community Pulse: Everybody Drum Some to Hold Next Murfreesboro Rhythm Event on March 22 at Mayday Brewery

Mayday Brewery hosts a community rhythm event beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, open to anyone at all who would like to participate in, or observe, a group drumming session. Ross Lester, the rhythmic mastermind behind Everybody Drum Some, will direct the crowd of percussionists at the drumming event, held in late March […]


Awareness and Contemplation

Complex social subjects require complex thought and philosophical contemplation. These enlightening documentaries do a fantastic job in outlining the history and facts of their chosen subject, while presenting various philosophies to consider going forward. They are also riveting and entertaining. 13th (2016) is directed by Ava DuVernay. The film is named after America’s 13th Amendment, […]


Graphically Speaking: Entering Z’s Comic Lair

On the west side of Murfreesboro, development is running rampant with new subdivisions, fast food restaurants and grocery stores popping up seemingly overnight. Mixed up right in the middle of all of it is an oddball but welcome new local business, Z’s Comic Lair. Z’s is the product of brothers Patrick and Nick Zambrano and […]


Property Plantings to Provide for Wildlife, Upcoming Boro Garden Party Has Plenty of Gardening Tips

One of the points within the Tennessee Smart Yard program, a certification program open to any homeowner, is providing for wildlife. Wildlife includes any of the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians that are native to our area. What type of wildlife would you want to have in your yard or on your property? Wildlife needs […]


The Courts Continue to Sort Out Fallout From Hobgood Arrests After a Third Lawsuit Has Been Filed