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Posted on: October 12, 2018

MFRD Promotes Several Employees

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department recently promoted several personnel to varying ranks due to retirements and the addition of three Battalion Chief positions.

Captains Joe Bell, Jamie Bigelow, and Brian Lowe have been promoted to the position of Battalion Chief. These three are paired with the current Battalion Chiefs at Station 1 on Vine Street until the opening of the new Station 4 located on Medical Center P...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Technology Engagement Center celebrating annual International Moon Observation event Oct. 18

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Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Technology Engagement Center located at 306 Minerva Dr. in Murfreesboro.

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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 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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Fall Leaf Collection Video In The News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Mayor McFarland among recipients of MTSU's Jones College 2018 top professional awards

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MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.  Mayor Shane McFarland is recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America ...

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MTSU Jones College Of Business website In The News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

National Park seeks volunteers to uncover Tennessee’s military history at Stones River Oct. 20

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew, a program connecting people to preservation trades and breathing new life into historic landmarks, has announced an expert-led, volunteer-driven, hands-on project at Stones River National Cemetery&...

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Register for Stones River Cemetery Volunteer Day 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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Solid Waste Department website In The News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

MTSU links to STEAM Festival with trio of October activities

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An MTSU Art and Science art crawl-related event and two separate October Sky activities are the university’s contributions to the 2018 statewide STEAM Festival starting this Friday, Oct. 12.

The Tennessee STEAM Festival is a celebration of STEAM ...

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Tennessee STEAM Festival events In The News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Middle Tennessee fire agencies to host hands-on training exercises in Murfreesboro Oct. 16-17

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Several Middle Tennessee fire agencies will host hands-on training (HOT) exercises in Murfreesboro next week as part of the Firehouse Expo 2018 National Conference. The exercises will include live burns,  Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17 a...

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In The News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

MTSU, Valparaiso Boards OK agreement to transfer law school to Murfreesboro

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The governing boards of Middle Tennessee State University and Valparaiso University have endorsed the transfer of Valparaiso’s law school to the Murfreesboro campus, leaders from both institutions announced Wednesday.

MTSU’s Board of Tr...

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In The News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

MTSU Theatre ready to deliver a ‘Royale’ punch with knockout new play Oct. 11-21

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Local audiences can have a ringside seat to the first production in MTSU Theatre's 2018-19 season when the acclaimed new play "The Royale" rumbles into the Anderson Studio Theatre Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 17-21.

Helmed by senior KT Turner of Murfreesb...

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MTSU Arts Ticket Information In The News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon October 13

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The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Murfreesboro Half Marathon (The Middle Half) is a 13.1 mile run that starts and ends at the MTSU Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.  The run starts at 6:55 ...

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The Middle Half Marathon Facebook page In The News
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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Rutherford Cable website In The News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Surprising Claudia Russell in the October episode of ‘In the City’ airing on CityTV and YouTube

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Tourism spending in Rutherford County is on the rise, a Murfreesboro crossing guard is surprised on national television, plus the Back to School Dash, the Bloomfield Cup, Hometown Huddle and more featured this month on “In the City.”

Jo...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Discovery School among 349 schools nationwide recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools

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Discovery School at Bellwood is one of only six schools in Tennessee and among 349 schools nationwide recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.

“Discovery School is actively moving toward problem-...

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National Blue Ribbon Schools In The News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

City recognizes School Safety and Education Officers with STARS Awards

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A group of sixteen School Safety and Education Officers (SSEO) with the Murfreesboro Police Department received STARS Awards in September for going above and beyond in their jobs as City employees.

They are Officer Brice Robbins, Officer Chris Williams, Of...

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In The News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Council approves Enfinity Engineering Agreement for Patterson Park Community Center pool

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Sept. 27) to approve an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.  ...

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In The News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

MTSU News: University celebrates mechatronics engineering accreditation

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Middle Tennessee State University academic officials laid the groundwork for a new mechatronics engineering program in 2012-13. With the state’s blessings, the program went from ground zero in early August 2013 to 20 students that first semester...

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MTSU Department of Engineering Technology In The News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Joint EMS Task Force agrees on plan to enhance service countywide

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A joint task force on Emergency Medical Services appointed by County Mayor Bill Ketron and Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has committed to work together to enhance communications for coordinated emergency response in Rutherford County.

The verbal agree...

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In The News
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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MTSU Business and Economic Research Center Report In The News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

City launches new Internal Services Division

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The City of Murfreesboro launched the fifth and final new division—the Internal Services Division today (Sept. 11)—as the City reorganizes its administrative structure to enhance customer service. The Internal Services Division incorpo...

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In The News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

MFRD awarded 2.8 million in grant funds to hire additional personnel

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks received a call from Senator Lamar Alexander’s office Thursday with great news. The department has been awarded a federal grant in excess of 2.8 million dollars.

The “Staffing...

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In The News
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: September 6, 2018

Kraus named new Executive Director of Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance

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William H. Kraus has been named the new executive director of Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC).

Dr. Kraus, who comes to Murfreesboro with a strong background in senior level management for a variety of non-profit ass...

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Community Development Department webpage In The News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City, County Mayors Appoint Joint Task Force on Emergency Medical Services

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Newly-elected Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron and City of Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland have appointed a Joint Task Force to review and recommend best practices for the coordinated operation of Emergency Medical Services in Rutherford County.&...

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In The News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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For the twentieth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form...

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City Finance & Tax webpage In The News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

City launches new Utility Enterprises Division

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The City of Murfreesboro launched a third new division—the Utility Enterprises Division Friday (Aug. 17)—as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City’s administrative structure and enhance customer service. The newl...

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In The News
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 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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SPAAMFAA website 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: 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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