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COMMENTARY: Politics & Social Media
COMMENTARY: Politics & Social Media

People who voluntarily put themselves in the public eye lose at least a measure of control over their own lives, including their social media lives.

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Hale Launches Volunteer Effort in Bid for Congress
Hale Launches Volunteer Effort in Bid for Congress

This weekend, Congressional Candidate Christopher Hale will join volunteers and supporters across the 16 counties of Tennessee's 4th District to engage voters as part of what the campaign is calling "the biggest volunteer weekend in Tennessee Democratic Congressional history."

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MTSU Professor Chimes in on Political Cartoons
MTSU Professor Chimes in on Political Cartoons

Political cartoons have been around for years, but what does their future look like? With more on this subject, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burrss...

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Representative Sparks Applauds Faith Based Recovery And Recovery Court Efforts
Representative Sparks Applauds Faith Based Recovery And Recovery Court Efforts

Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) applauded the efforts of faith based recovery programs and the Mental Health Recovery Court, that has realized some remarkable success since it started in 2016.

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District 14 Republican Primary: Reeves vs. Carr
District 14 Republican Primary: Reeves vs. Carr

It's time for voters in the 14th Senatorial District to choose the Republican they support to succeed Jim Tracy. Former state Representative Joe Carr or local businessman Shane Reeves.

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MTSU POLL: Blackburn, Dean and Bredesen take early leads in key primaries
MTSU POLL: Blackburn, Dean and Bredesen take early leads in key primaries

Marsha Blackburn leads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Karl Dean leads in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and Phil Bredesen probably would be leading in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary if he were a declared candidate, the latest MTSU Poll finds.

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Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat
Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat

Add another name to the list of those seeking to replace State Senator Bill Ketron in Nashville. Murfreesboro resident Nicholas Gardner recently announced his intention to run.

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Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas
Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas

Congressman DesJarlais released a statement saying, "I'm excited to talk red meat issues with true Tennessee conservatives at this year's T-Bones and Politics dinner. Now more than ever, it's crucial that conservatives stand and fight for our beliefs."

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Baum to Run for State House of Representatives
Baum to Run for State House of Representatives

Rutherford County Commissioner and Middle Tennessee State University economics professor Charlie Baum is running in the Republican primary for the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives seat, vacated by Rep. Dawn White.

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Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature  FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro
Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro

Former State Representative Joe Carr announced Thursday that FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro will be the featured speaker at this year's 9th Annual T-Bones & Politics fundraising event in Lascassas, TN.

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State Representatives Terry & White To Host Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event On July 10
State Representatives Terry & White To Host Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event On July 10

State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event at 5:30pm on July 10th in the Sports*Com Meeting Room.

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Political Forums On Demand
Political Forums On Demand

If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.

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Free barbecue dinner on October 20 entitled
Free barbecue dinner on October 20 entitled "Pigskins and Politics"

State Representative Bryan Terry, MD and State Senator Jim Tracy are set to host a free barbecue dinner on October 20 entitled "Pigskins and Politics" at the Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department.

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Panel in Murfreesboro to Discuss Fact Checking in an Election Time
Panel in Murfreesboro to Discuss Fact Checking in an Election Time

In the new media world that increasingly blurs fact and opinion, how are voters to check politicians' claims? How does a person decide what media outlets to trust?

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'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
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COMMENTARY: Polls and Politics
COMMENTARY: Polls and Politics

In case you hadn't noticed, the presidential elections are just a few months away, and that means we're being flooded with polls, predictions and projections.

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League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County to discuss Money in Politics
League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County to discuss Money in Politics

The program will consider how history and recent Supreme Court rulings inform the issue of political campaigns as protected speech under the First Amendment.

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League of Women Voters to host La Vergne Candidate Forum

The people wishing to serve as aldermen for La Vergne will have the opportunity to share their vision for the city in an upcoming candidate forum. The League of Women Voters is hosting the forum on October 8 in the Board Room at City Hall.

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Jordan Takes Oath; Newest School Board Member
Jordan Takes Oath; Newest School Board Member

Former Rutherford County Commissioner Jeff Jordan was sworn in as the newest member of the Rutherford County School Board. The oath of office was administered by Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport just before her 9am docket on Monday.

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Jeff Jordan to fill vacant seat on the Rutherford County School Board
Jeff Jordan to fill vacant seat on the Rutherford County School Board

By an overwhelming vote, the Rutherford County Commission tabbed former Commissioner Jeff Jordan to fill a vacant seat on the County School Board on Thursday night.

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Conservative Middle Tennessee State Senator Joey Hensley Endorses Joe Carr for U.S. Senate

NASHVILLE - The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of Middle Tennessee Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald).

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Hendon-McClanahan Lodge 54 of the Fraternal Order of Police announces who they support

Nine candidates were endorsed by the Hendon-McClanahan Lodge 54 of the Fraternal Order of Police this week, said FOP chapter President Matthew S. Roe.

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Political: Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling Invites the Public to Learn More about the Courts
Political: Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling Invites the Public to Learn More about the Courts

Online Item Only: The public is invited to enjoy Coffee With the Clerk, a come and go event hosted by Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling. 

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More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County
More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour.  Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...

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Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)
Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)

From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Politics: New name in the Rutherford County Commission Race
Politics: New name in the Rutherford County Commission Race

A new name is in the race for County Commission in the 4th district of Rutherford County. Veteran law enforcement officer Jon Frazier announced his candidacy to run as an independent candidate.  

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The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County
The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.

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Governor Haslam Announces $625,007 Grant for Equipment Funding in Murfreesboro and Thanks Rep. Dawn White
Governor Haslam Announces $625,007 Grant for Equipment Funding in Murfreesboro and Thanks Rep. Dawn White
While in town, Governor Haslam announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment needed at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro. Gov. Haslam also spoke candidly about the role of local politicians…
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POLITICS: Another Attorney to Run for Seat Held by Judge Ben McFarlin
POLITICS: Another Attorney to Run for Seat Held by Judge Ben McFarlin
Murfreesboro attorney and veteran judicial administration counsel Aaron Conklin announced that he will seek the nomination of the Republican Party for general sessions judge next spring.   
 
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Do What? Cornholing for the Republicans in Murfreesboro!
Do What? Cornholing for the Republicans in Murfreesboro!
Here is an interesting idea, a Republican Cornhole tournament…
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Jim Tracy for Congress Raises Quarter-Million in Second Quarter

The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter. 

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