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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Third Generation of Walls Firefighters Begins Career at MFRD

Three Generations of Walls Firefighters

Caleb Walls’ first day on the job as a Fire Trainee was August 6, exactly 28 years after his dad, Captain Clay Walls, started his firefighting career at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.

Clay is excited to see his son following in his footsteps.

What’s even more impressive is Clay’s father, Hencil “Hank” Walls, began his career with MFRD has a Firefighter in 1963 and retired at the rank of Captain in...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 14, 2018

MFRD and State Fire Marshal’s Office Push “Close the Door” Campaign

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Three simple words can save lives during a fire: “Close the door!”

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) are telling the community to remember those words during a fire.

Closing the door reduces fire growth and spread, limits damage to your home, and could possi...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Officials Investigating Small Fire at Cheddar’s in Murfreesboro

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department officials are investigating a small fire that occurred at the Cheddar’s restaurant located at 1829 Old Fort Parkway just after 12:00 noon on Monday.

According to Fire & Life Safety Specialist Dwajuan Howse, it appears that the fire started on the roof of the building over the kitchen area. “The exact cause is unknown at this time,” said Howse. “It is believed to be un...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 13, 2018

MFRD Welcomes Five Fire Trainees and Three Firefighters

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department welcomed five Fire Trainees and three Firefighters last week.

The eight started orientation Monday, August 6 and will continue the next two weeks.

Harrison Hovater, Chris Llanes, Chris Pokracki, Lawanna Peeler, and Caleb Walls will begin a 10-week recruit class at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy in B...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 9, 2018

MFRD and MPD Collaborate on Lip Sync Challenge

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Police Departments are slated to release their Lip Sync Challenge video this week.

The two departments collaborated with country rap musician “Big Smo” to fulfill multiple requests from social media followers to join in the lip sync challenge fun spreading across the nation.

“We might have been a little late...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 31, 2018

MFRD Receives Honor for Preservation of 1892 Ahrens Steam Fire Engine

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Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks accepted an award during the opening ceremonies of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association’s (TFCA) Annual Conference Monday at Embassy Suites for the preservation of the department’s 1892 Ahrens steam fire engine.

Bill Dundas, President of the Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America, (SPAAMFAA), upon the recommendation of the East Tennessee Fire Historical Society, awarded Murfreesboro Fire Rescue a Certificate of ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

City of Murfreesboro hires Adam Tucker as new City Attorney

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The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Adam Tucker to serve as City Attorney. Tucker had been serving as Interim City Attorney since June 5, 2018, following the promotion of Craig Tindall to City Manager

The Murfreesboro City Council hi...

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In The News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

'Murph’s Fun Run' at Gateway Island Aug. 18

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Run, walk or hop one mile around the Gateway Island on Saturday, August 18 and help keep our Murfreesboro Schools healthy this year! Every finisher will receive a Murph’s Fun Run medal.

For kids of all ages; parents may assist. Register on site the day of ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Foundation hosts 3rd annual Back to School Bash 5k/10k Sept. 15

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The City Schools Foundation is preparing for the annual Back to School 5k/10k run to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary. The event will begin at 7 a.m. with

options to walk or run.

The 5k and 10k courses are USATF ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

August episode of ‘In the City’ airing this month on CityTV and YouTube

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Watch Murfreesboro break ground for a new school, the Center for the Arts showcasing ‘Memphis, the Musical,’ and plans for an upgraded Bragg Bark Park on City TV in August. ‘In the City’ is hosted by Michael Linn Wh...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Linebaugh Closing for Renovations Aug. 25-29

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Linebaugh Public Library is making some changes to better serve the community. 

Carol Ghattas, Linebaugh Branch Librarian, explains the overall purpose of the project: 

“In our efforts to make the library a more welcoming space a...

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Rutherford County Library System Website In The News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

MFRD and State Fire Marshal’s Office push 'Close the Door' campaign

Close the Door

Three simple words can save lives during a fire: “Close the door!” The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) are telling the community to remember those words during a fire.

Closi...

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Watch Video In The News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Rutherford County News: Ginna Foster Cannon named director of cultural and heritage tourism

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The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Ginna Foster Cannon as director of cultural and heritage tourism, a new post within the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

In this role, Cannon will be tasked with helping drive additiona...

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In The News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

MFRD and MPD Collaborate on Lip Sync Challenge

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Police Departments released their Lip Sync Challenge video Friday at Noon. 

The two departments collaborated with country rap musician
“Big Smo” to fulfill multiple requests from social media followers to join inthe...

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Watch Video In The News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

City of Murfreesboro launches new Public Works Division

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The City of Murfreesboro announced Wednesday (Aug. 1) the launch of the new Public Works Division as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City’s administrative structure and enhance customer service. The newly created division will inc...

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In The News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

MFRD receives honor for preservation of 1892 Ahrens Steam Fire Engine

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Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks accepted an award during the opening ceremonies of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association’s Annual Conference Monday at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro for the preservation of the department’s 1892 Ahrens st...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Donald Anthony appointed as new Planning Director for Murfreesboro

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City Manager Craig Tindall has appointed Donald Anthony as director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning...

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In The News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Technology Engagement Center Opening August 1

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Rutherford County Public Library System is pleased to announce the Technology Engagement Center (TEC), located at 306 Minerva Drive, will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, August 1. The current services available will be the Computer Lab and Meet...

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Technology Engagement Center In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Nashville Davidson Murfreesboro Franklin metro area #4 most arts-vibrant community in U.S.

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The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN metro area has ranked #4 on the list of top 20 most arts vibrant large communities in the U.S.

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released its fourth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks m...

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NCAR Arts-Vibrancy Listing In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro announces new 2018 – 2019 artist laureates

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Distinguished Murfreesboro-based artists Kory Wells, Gale Stoner, and Ashley Buchanan have been selected as the 2018 through 2019 Artist Laureates for the City of Murfreesboro in the second annual Cultural Arts Laureate Program.

As the 2018-2019 Artist Lau...

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In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

MCS teacher chosen as state finalist for Presidential Teaching Award

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Dr. Heather Knox, a fifth-grade mathematics teacher at Northfield Elementary, has been selected as a Tennessee State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The PAEMST award is the nation’...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Thirty-seven Tennessee Communities, including Murfreesboro, to Build or Enhance Dog Parks in 2018

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The Boyd Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Tennessee Dog Park Dash grant program. Part of a multi-year commitment toward making Tennessee the most pet friendly state, 37 communities will receive funds to build or enhance off-leash dog parks.

In ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

MTSU News: Delta, MTSU aerospace partner through Propel Program

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Delta is launching the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program to identify and mentor the next generation of pilots and the Middle Tennessee State University Department of Aerospace has been selected as one of eight initial collegiate partners.

According to...

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MTSU Aerospace webpage In The News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

City launches new Development Services Division

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The City of Murfreesboro announced Tuesday (July 3) the launch of the new Development Services Division as the first major step in the process of reorganizing the City’s administrative structure for enhanced customer service.

City Manager Craig T...

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In The News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Council OK’s Hall Group and Sevalus, LLC for Training Facility

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 21) formally approved two (architectural and engineering) firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility. The facility is under development on Bridge Avenue at the location of the...

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In The News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

MCS announces new administrator hires

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Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS), is proud to announce the appointment of Nina Bowie and Erin Phillips as Assistant Principals for Bradley Academy and Cason Lane Academy respectively.

Nina Bowie most recently served as the Dea...

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In The News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Register Now: City Schools Foundation hosts 3rd annual 5k/10k Sept. 15

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Registration is now open for the 'Back to School Dash' scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Overall Creek Elementary. The certified run, sponsored by The City Schools Foundation, will begin at 7 a.m. with options to compete in either the 5k walk/run...

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Register for Back to School Dash In The News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

City Council approves FY19 Budget with no Property Tax Hike; $169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 14) approved the $169.7 million FY19 Budget on first reading following Budget Review sessions June 5-7 and June 13. Council approved 10 percent budget reductions from most departments totaling $2.59 million alo...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac access road

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The City of Murfreesboro has received notice of $5.58 million in State Industrial Access (SIA) funding for the Sazerac Distillery Development Public Road. The funds will reimburse the City on eligible expenses for construction of an access road from Flore...

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In The News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Kathleen Tyree announced as new Branch Librarian of the RCLS Technology Engagement Center

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The Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) is pleased to welcome Kathleen Tyree as the new Branch Librarian for the Technology Engagement Center (TEC). When the position became vacant just prior to the July 18, opening, a search was begun for a new manag...

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In The News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Portion of Stones River Greenway near Cason Trailhead to close for construction project May 7

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The Stones River Greenway will be closed from the Cason Trailhead to just past the Highway 99 overpass starting Monday, May 7, 2018, for the Highway 99 (New Salem Highway) widening project.

The Cason Trailhead will be open for parking, and greenway users m...

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Greenway and Wetlands webpage In The News

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

H2O - Help to Others

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H2O (Help 2 Others) - a program funded by our customers to assist those in need with their utility bills. You can add $1, $2, $5, $10 or more to your monthly bill. These funds are then forwarded to Rutherford County Community Helpers to serve the needs of...

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Water Resources
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Cost-saving customer portal now available

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 23, 2018

WRRF Completes Final Phase of Construction

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The WRRF's (Water Resources Recovery Facility) final phase of construction has been completed and is now online. The 50% plant expansion provides for the City’s rapid population growth. It has a permitted design flow capacity of 20 million gallons per day...

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Water Resources