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LGBTQIA+ charity protested by hate group Sunday

A group of nearly a dozen men carrying a Nazi flag protested Sunday afternoon outside a local event that featured a drag performance brunch for charity at Hix Farm Brewery. This protest comes just days after citizens filled the Cookeville City Hall chamber at a council meeting demanding action to […]

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Upper Cumberland cities sued for violations of Clean Water Act

The cities of Cookeville and Sparta have been named in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act. The complaints, filed in the U.S. District Court by Tennessee Riverkeepers, Inc. claims Cookeville and Sparta are in violation of provisions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit by […]


Tech professor and alumni bond over life

Across two states are two strangers with two things in common: their love for Tennessee Tech and compatible organs. Texas resident Ray Matthews, a 74-year-old Tech alumnus, was in search of a liver donor last year. He was diagnosed with polycystic liver disease, a condition that caused over 200 cysts […]


Oldham proposes pedestrian campus

Cars may not be welcome in the heart of campus if President Phil Oldham’s vision for a pedestrian greenway moves forward. “Increasing green space is just one element being considered as we look at what is best for everyone on campus in terms of parking, traffic, safety and aesthetics,” Oldham […]


Kappa Sigma brother arrested for failed arson attempt

Kappa Sigma fraternity brother, John Cameron Null, 19, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., was arrested Friday after allegedly being involved in a dispute with a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Null is charged with reckless endangerment, arson by setting fire to a vehicle and public intoxication. According to a report […]


Graduation numbers increase by almost 9 percent for spring ceremonies

Potential graduating seniors are up by about 100 students, or 8.7 percent, this spring in comparison to last spring. “Including [graduate] students, there are about 1,325 potential graduating students this semester,” Denise Burgess, administrative associate, said. “It is important to keep in mind that the actual number of graduates could […]


Facebook allows UK users to chat with celebrities

Facebook is testing a new feature in the United Kingdom that gives users the option to pay to send messages to celebrities. For a maximum price of £10.68, or $16.32, you can send messages to any celebrity on Facebook. The price varies from person to person. For example, messaging Snoop […]