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Dick Vitale, Slam Dunks and Trick or Treating All Part of This Year’s Murphy Madness on Oct. 27

Murphy Madness is back, and it looks to be the biggest ever this year. After stellar seasons from both MTSU basketball squads, including a shocking upset of Michigan State by the men’s team, the fan base is as fervent as ever, which should make for a raucous atmosphere at the “Murph.” If the success of […]


2016 Middle Tennessee Haunted Attraction Listings

The scariest part of a nightmare is knowing you can’t escape it . . . and that within a short span of time, you’ll be back to that moment of perfect dread. The landscape will be yellow and gray, and with that deadening of life, the dead things come to life. And with fall in […]


Murfreesboro’s Music Scene Helped Carve Josh Farrow’s Career, Farrow Set to Release Album

When singer-songwriter Josh Farrow packed up his belongings and left his Chicago home eight years ago, it wasn’t to pursue a music career. In fact, becoming a professional musician wasn’t even on his radar during that time frame. Instead, he set his sights on Murfreesboro—or, more specifically, a young MTSU student named Brittney he met […]


Boro Art Crawl Celebrates First Birthday on Oct. 14 With Even More Art

The Boro Art Crawl is turning a year old this October. Just a year ago, a group of more than 50 people met at the Center for the Arts to determine interest in such an undertaking, and from this group the Boro Art Crawl Committee was formed. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Crawl will feature […]


Faith and Fashion: Brother’s and Sister’s Mobile Boutique Owner Refuses to Give Up

Paprika Owens-Lloyd has a vision. Rather, the Murfreesboro woman with a plan to bring a new retail venture to Murfreesboro, says she shares a vision with God. Owens-Lloyd has launched a business concept, Brother’s and Sister’s Boutique, targeting families in the Murfreesboro area. Unlike many of the boutiques in the area, though, Brother’s and Sister’s […]


Win Tickets to See Del and Dawg at Bluegrass Underground

Bluegrass Underground, Middle Tennessee’s premiere concert series in a cave, has a big October planned. Upcoming shows, which are held in Cumberland Caverns just outside of McMinnville, include: Oct. 8 – John Anderson Oct. 15 – Flatt Lonesome with the Way Down Wanderers Oct. 21 – Allen Stone Oct. 29 (afternoon) – Del McCoury & […]


Just When You Thought the Sheriff’s Saga Couldn’t Get Any Weirder

The oddest thing wasn’t seeing indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold handcuffed and led out of federal court by U.S. marshals after a judge revoked his $250,000 bond. We saw him and two cronies come into court this May in handcuffs and leg shackles. Four months ago he hid his cuffs with paperwork. This time, he seemed […]

Bluecoast Burrito

’Boro Business Buzz: Blue Coast Burrito to Open Second Murfreesboro Location; Blackberry House Partners With Kellie Pickler on Paint Line

Blue Coast Burrito will open a second Murfreesboro location near the Walmart on Fortress Boulevard. The Tennessee-based chain offers Baja-style food—or as it says, “surf-Mex”—where customers can build their own burritos, tacos and nachos with grilled chicken and steak, rice, beans, pineapple salsa and more. ~~~ Blackberry House Paint, a Murfreesboro-based paint manufacturer and furniture […]