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Posted on: September 5, 2018

CityTV earns six national Government Television Programming Awards

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Murfreesboro’s CityTV has again been recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received national awards during the 33rd annual Government Programming Awards.

Murfreesboro’s CityTV has again been recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received national awards during the 33rd annual Government Programming Awards presented by NATO...

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Posted on: December 8, 2018

Duplex Fire Displaces Five Adults and Three Children

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department’s Engine 4 and Ladder 6 and District 7 responded to a duplex fire at 812 Corner Court around 3:15 Saturday morning.

Crews arrived on scene to find flames coming out of the front door and windows. The occupants of the unit where the fire originated were already outside. One of the occupants mentioned that she tried knocking on the other unit’s door with no res...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: December 7, 2018

The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro to Begin "Reading Buddies Project" with MFRD

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The Woman’s Club of Murfreesboro is partnering with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) to start the Reading Buddies Project.

The Reading Buddies Project, according to club member Rebecca Cross, “places children’s books in the hands of first responders who encounter children under the most stressful circumstances.” Aside from the obvious benefits, C...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: December 6, 2018

MFRD Engineer Retires with 28+ Years of Service

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Guy Matthews retired in November with over 28 years of service.

He started his career as a Firefighter in 1990 and was promoted to Engineer in 1995. Matthews says his desire to help people and learn how to use firefighting equipment prompted him to apply for the department. “It took about five years of submi...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Holiday Decorating and Heating Safety Tips

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As we enter into the cold month of December, our minds shift to staying warm and holiday decorating. MFRD would like to offer some holiday decorating and heating safety tips to assist your family with having a safe and happy holiday season.

First things first--- Let’s get warm! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February. It is important to note that heating equipment is involved in one of eve...

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Holiday Safety Tips from MFRD Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

New school named Salem Elementary

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Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the name of the 13th Elementary School. The school will be called Salem Elementary.

This name is a tribute to the history of the area and will serve as a landmark for the Salem community.

The name was one of ov...

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In The News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

City advises Water Resources customers of $5.00 ‘Solid Waste Fee’ on water billing Jan. 1, 2019

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Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all customers of the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD) will notice a newly-assessed $5.00 Solid Waste Fee (per garbage container) that will be included in the utilities’ monthly billing. The City has budgeted...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

City of Murfreesboro unveils new Airport Terminal Design

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The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed design plans for the new Municipal Airport during a workshop meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 12. The new $4.5 million Airport Terminal will replace the old terminal originally built in 1952 with renovations in 1986. Plans h...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for Dec. 12

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday., Dec. 12, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss several issues with staff.

Who: The Murfreesboro City Council and City St...

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In The News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

December ‘In the City’ on Facebook, YouTube and airing on CityTV

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The December episode of Murfreesboro’s ‘In the City’ television magazine show is available for watching on Facebook and YouTube and daily and nightly on CityTV.

Join host Michael Linn White as she takes us to Winterfest at the Fountains at Gateway, on stag...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Homeless advocates featured in December episode of 'Murfreesboro Storytellers'

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Homelessness in Rutherford County is usually thought of as someone living under a bridge, but experts say the problem is broader. It includes the fastest growing homeless population—families with children living in campgrounds, motels and cars. ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

City recognizes Fleet Services employee Tommy Miller with STARS Award

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Fleet Services Department employee Tommy Miller has been named STARS award recipient for November 2018.

On Oct. 29, Miller assisted Murfreesboro Fire Rescue units responding to a fire at the City Solid Waste Department, 4765 Florence Road. When District 7,...

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In The News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Principal for new Murfreesboro elementary school named

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Trey Duke has been named Principal of Murfreesboro City Schools’ newest elementary school, scheduled to open in August 2019. Duke will assume his new role in January and will oversee the opening and hiring for the school.

“Mr. Duke&...

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In The News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Overall Creek Elementary School hosts STEM Collaborative, Dec. 7

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Overall Creek Elementary will serve as the host school for the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative on Friday, Dec. 7. The program will introduce cohort members to resource-based thinking and help facilitate solutions development for regional STEM education...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Trey Adams named Director of Golf Department

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Trey Adams has been named Director of Golf for the City of Murfreesboro, appointed by Executive Director of Community Services Angela Jackson. Adams replaces Marty McCurry who had served as director since December 2016. Trey Adams is a PGA Class A Member ...

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Golf Department In The News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Thousands of City Schools' students cheer Lady Raiders to victory

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They entered Murphy Center excited to watch the MTSU Lady Raiders play a college basketball game. All of the thousands of Murfreesboro City Schools’ students left happy when the final horn sounded.

In between, they danced, wiggled and screamed as...

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In The News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

MFRD and LVFRD personnel complete second in-house Motlow State EMT Class

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Last week wrapped up an intense accelerated Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) class provided by Motlow State Community College (MSCC) for personnel from Murfreesboro and La Vergne Fire Rescue Departments.

The eight-weeks class was provided to stud...

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In The News
Posted on: November 24, 2018

35th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes slated for Dec. 1

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Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 1, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, will feature beau...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

City Schools Foundation awards over $63,000 to Murfreesboro City Schools teachers

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The City Schools Foundation is proud to announce that over $63,000 has been awarded to teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Seventeen grants were selected out of 63 grant applications. These grants are focused the in the areas of science, technology, e...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving week safety tips from MFRD

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With the upcoming holiday week that is sure to have many of our citizens in the kitchen, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue wants to remind everyone of some important safety information.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is t...

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In The News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Military veterans to ride RTA commuter buses, Music City Star for free Nov. 1-Dec. 31

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In honor of Veteran's Day, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) Board of Directors has launched Vets for the Holidays so that military veterans can ride RTA commuter bus services and the Music City Star commuter train for free. ...Read on...

In The News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

MTSU Center for Popular Music to be included in Tennessee Music Pathways phase 1

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MTSU’s Center for Popular Music will be among locations to be included in Phase I of the Tennessee Music Pathways, a statewide initiative that identifies, interprets, promotes and preserves well-known and lesser-known music events, locations and...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

City negotiates $1.8 million sale of historic downtown block for brand hotel

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Oct. 18) to approve a purchase and sale agreement with developer One East College, LLC for redevelopment of the City block known as the former First United Methodist Church location.

The 2.48-acre City block bo...

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In The News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection gets underway Oct. 15

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You can start making plans for the third weekend in October that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicks off Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

Watch a YouTube video on Leaf Collection https://www.youtube.com/...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

MTSU's Tennessee Business Barometer rebounds from summer dip

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The Tennessee Business Barometer rebounded from its brief decline earlier this summer, according to the latest snapshot of business leaders measured by MTSU’s Jones College of Business.  The Business Barometer Index stands at 525, up from 479 in ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

City recognizes two Street Equipment Operators with STARS Award

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Street Division employees Lucas Stanley and Trenton Ferrell have been named STARS award recipients for October 2018.  Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Stanley and Ferrell during the Oct. 18, 2018, meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council with the...

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In The News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

MTSU expresses disappointment on THEC vote to deny law school transfer

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Middle Tennessee State University’s president said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University’s School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.

“We regret that th...

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In The News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

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Solid Waste collection changes during holidays.  Please refer to the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule for changes in garbage pickup.

Veterans Day, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 (Observed Mon. Nov. 12) Monday moved to Tuesday - T...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

RUTHERFORD Cable Announces Launch of 2019 ATHENA Awards

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RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. The ATHENA Award, named for the strong goddess of Greek mythology, is an international program founded in...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

BERC Report: Home prices, sales on the rise across state; foreclosures at 18-year low

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Home prices across the state continued to rise in the second quarter, according the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

Tennessee home prices increased 8 percent year-over-year, BERC Director Murat Arik note...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

CityTV earns six national Government Television Programming Awards

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Murfreesboro’s CityTV has again been recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received national awards during the 33rd annual Government Programming Awar...

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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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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