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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City announces opposition to proposed Middle Point Landfill Class Action Settlement

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People who live around Middle Point Landfill are all too familiar with the noxious odors that have persistently emanated from the landfill for years. In March 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Nashville against BFI Waste ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 17

2. MLK March Flyer 2.0

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, and most recreational facilities, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  Citizens are encouraged to support MLK Jr. Day of Service: “A Day On, Not a Day O...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

MTSU News: Africana Studies director to keynote MLK observance Jan. 17

MLK Candlelight Vigil 2022 flyer

Middle Tennessee State University will observe the 26th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and a special evening ceremony and traditional candlelight vigil will be held in honor of the slain civil rights leader.

 

The special event...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

One-mile section of Rucker Lane Phase 1 now open to Veterans Parkway and Old Salem Road

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Rucker Lane Phase 1 is now open following reconstruction. The newly constructed section is open to traffic to Veterans Parkway and access to Old Salem has been restored. While open to traffic, work will continue outside the roadway as the contractor compl...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Mayor Shane McFarland celebrates 2021; looks to 2022 on “The Insider”

Topic Guest-Mayor McFarland

Mayor Shane McFarland provides a look back at 2021 and a look ahead to 2022 on the latest edition of “The Insider.”  Mayor McFarland is celebrating his twentieth year with the City of Murfreesboro, including four years serving...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Special Edition of ‘In the City’ airing in January

MLW ITC JAN 2022

A Special Edition of “In the City” features some of the most popular stories for 2021 from the Greenway and Miracle Field to MTSU’s Chris Young Café and Uncle Nearest distillery. 

 

“In th...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

City prepared for winter ice and snow in 2022

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In Mid-February 2021 the Middle Tennessee area experienced snowfall and the fifth longest period of below freezing temperatures for seven days. For the outstanding road crews who work for the City of Murfreesboro, it just means getting down to work.&n...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

City of Murfreesboro joins legal battle over the creation of a new landfill adjacent to Middle Point

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On December 20th, Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Russell T. Perkins ordered that, in light of newly discovered evidence, the application of a Republic Services’ subsidiary to construct a new landfill be returned to the Central Tennessee Re...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Rutherford County News: Clerk advises of tag renewal changes for 2022

Groundbreaking

Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell advises residents that a few changes to the tag renewal process can be expected in 2022.

 

Emissions Testing

 

Most notably, Rutherford is one of five counties in the state that will no longer have t...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Jan. 5 Community Development Department CAPER Public Comment

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The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Public Notice for review of the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER). The City will solicit comments on the 2020 CAPER Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 during...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Legacy Sports to bring 260-plus acre sports and entertainment complex to City of Murfreesboro

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A prominent national sports and entertainment facility development company announced today it has selected Murfreesboro (Rutherford County) as the next site for its $350 million, 260-plus acre, multi-use family sports, and entertainment complex that will ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

MTSU Housing Report: Positive quarterly trends continue for Tennessee housing market in Q3 2021

TN Housing Q3 2021 summary

Tennessee’s housing market data sees steady growth in Q3 2021, according to the latest report from the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU. Mortgage tax collections, real estate transfer tax collections, and housing prices continue to ...

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City News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

West Park would shift to new location if “property swap” with MTE wins City Council approval

3. Potential Land Exchange

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, Dec. 2, to approve City staff moving forward with negotiation, due diligence, and document preparation for a land exchange with MTE.  

 

City Manager Craig Tindall previously announced...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

3 Architects Rendering of One East College Project

TRC Construction Services began exterior demolition work on some structures at 123 E. College beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, as initial preparation phases for construction of a highly anticipated mixed-use development gets underway. The One East College...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

Ashley Langdon Communications Specialist II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 27, 2021) – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving and safety instructi...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

MFRD becomes first fire department in state to earn simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1

CITY OF MURFREESBORO CFAI

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (IS...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Foulks elected International Director of Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks has been elected International Director for the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC).  Foulks was officially sworn into office at the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 17

MLK Holiday

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, and most recreational facilities, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  Citizens are encouraged to support MLK Jr. Day of Service: “A Day On, Not a Day Of...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

MLK Day of Service Career Expo taking place Jan. 20 at Patterson Park Community Center

MLK Day of Service Career Day 2022

MLK Day of Service Career Expo

Thursday, January 209 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Patterson Park Community Center521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr BlvdMurfreesboro TN 37130(615) 893-7439

Come meet recruiters from local companies that are hiring for full-time and part-time posit...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Odor Reporting Portal - Middle Point Landfill

Odor Reporting Portal

On September 20, 2021, the City of Murfreesboro launched a website for the public to report odors or gas believed to be coming from the Middle Point Landfill (“MPL”). The site, http://murfreesborotn.report/, contains a simple complaint form. shor...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

P3 APP RC Crime Stoppers

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crime Stoppers called P3 Global Intel.Community me...

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In the Spotlight
Posted on: July 8, 2021

History of Place webpage to enlighten newcomers and residents of prominent community names

History of Place

The City of Murfreesboro is proud to provide an on-going webpage project to inform the community of prominent figures behind the names of parks, roads, bridges, and memorials. While many residents may be familiar that the Doug Young Public Safety Training...

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Posted on: October 3, 2021

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection Underway

Fall Leaf Collection 2020

Fall Leaf Collection season is underway through January 31, 2022 and is free of charge during this time.   

 

City residents are asked to place loose leaves within five to 10 feet of the street so leaf vacuums’ can reach...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

Financial Transparancy

The City is committed to providing a transparent view of our financial data. Our Open Finance Portal provides a transparent look at the types of revenues we collect and how those public funds are spent. 

Amounts for the current fiscal year (July 1...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

MLK Day of Service Career Expo

Career Expo

 In an effort to connect local residents to employers with open positions, the City of Murfreesboro is partnering with Rutherford Works and American Job Center to host the MLK Day of Service Career Expo at Patterson Park Community Center Thursday...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Murfreesboro police help bust a multi-state car burglary and fraud ring

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 14, 2021) – Two men are arrested as part of a multi-state crime spree, accused of breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks, and then using them to make fraudulent ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Man robs Murfreesboro bank; fits description of man who robbed a different bank weeks earlier

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 7, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a bank on the city’s westside on Friday, Jan. 7. The bank robber may be the same man who robbed a different bank in the...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Snow, slick roads wreaking havoc in Murfreesboro, driver urged to stay home

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 6, 2021) – Heavy snowfall is covering the City of Murfreesboro, wreaking havoc on traffic, leaving drivers stranded, and police responding to multiple crashes.

Snow began falling by 7:30 a.m. Thursday, causin...

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

Woman dies after falling off a car; boyfriend charged

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UPDATE: 

Sad news to report. The victim, 19-year-old Savannah Latham has passed away. Charges could be upgraded for her boyfriend Andre Tate, 22. 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  - (December 24, 2021) A Murfreesboro man is in custod...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Murfreesboro Police Department announces several promotions

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 17, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three sworn personnel to the rank of lieutenant and sergeant.

Lieutenant Greg Walker begin his career...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Murfreesboro police investigating robbery at First Horizon Bank

FIRST HORIZON BANK ROBBERY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 13, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating an early after a strong-armed robbery at the First Horizon Bank.  The bank robber is still on the run. 

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Murfreesboro Police promotes three to sergeant

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 10, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of two detectives and an officer to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Sean Garrison started his career with...

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Police
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Three people indicted for the fentanyl overdose death of a Murfreesboro man and other drug charges

FENTANYL ARRESTS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 9, 2021) A Rutherford County Grand Jury has indicted two men and a woman for murder and other fentanyl related charges surrounding the April 2021 death of a Murfreesboro man. 

Walter “To...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Murfreesboro PD arrest bank robber minutes after the robbery

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 6, 2021) A detailed description from bank tellers and witnesses, helped Murfreesboro Police Department officers arrest a bank robber minutes after he robbed the Pinnacle Bank on Monday, Dec. 6.

Officers re...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Four residents escape injury after home riddled with bullets, police searching for shooter(s)

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 6, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are searching for the person or persons who riddled a house with bullets, endangering four people, including a three and a 12-year-old on Monday, D...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

MPD officer retiring after more than two decades

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 3, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Allen Cox is retiring after more than 27 years of dedicated service. 

Cox began his employment with MPD in May 1994.  He has served i...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Man found dead in parking garage identified, police still investigating

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 2, 2021) The man found dead in a parking garage Thursday morning in Murfreesboro has been identified as David Rowan. Rowan appears to have died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Man arrested in shooting death of ex-girlfriend

Myron Jenkins

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 2, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives have arrested a Murfreesboro man for the shooting death of his former girlfriend on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Myron Jenkins, 26,...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Man arrested after firing shots at dumpster, sending people scattering for safety

Adam Heinz

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - (November 30, 2021) The manager of a local tire store is arrested for firing his handgun at a dumpster behind the business, sending several people running and ducking for cover on Monday, Nov. 29.  

Adam Heinz, 39, i...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Two businesses broken into after burglar smashes glass door; police searching for burglar

Catfiene Cat Burglary

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 23, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department investigators are searching for the individual who shattered a glass door and broke into two businesses, stealing several hundreds of dollars in cash on Monday, Nov. 22.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Seasoned Murfreesboro police officer retires after more 20 years with the department

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 19, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Stan Meeks has retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the residents of the City of Murfreesboro.

 

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Police
Posted on: November 8, 2021

18-year-old female shot at a weekend party; police looking for shooter

1540 Place Shooting

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 8, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are searching for the person who fired shots into a vehicle injuring a woman as she and her friends were trying to leave a party after a fight.  The shoo...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Veteran Murfreesboro police officer retires after more than three decades

Officer Lee Brandon Retirement

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 29, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officer Lee Brandon has retired after 32-years of untiring devotion and dedicated service.

 

Brandon began his career with MPD in June 1989 as a patrol officer....

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Police
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

Ashley Langdon Communications Specialist II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 27, 2021) – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving and safety instructi...

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Police
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Noon Exchange Club names Johnathan Pope ‘Officer of the Year’

Johnathan Pope Officer of the Year

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 21, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Field Training Officer Johnathan Pope has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Exchange Club president Bria...

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Police
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

P3 APP RC Crime Stoppers

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2021) - Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crim...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder

WHO MURDERED TERRELL RAY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor.

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Media Releases Archive

MEDIA RELEASES

Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive.  

The Media Releases date back to 2015.


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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Citizens Police Academy Fall 2021 Graduation

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Congratulations to the Fall 2021 Murfreesboro Police Department Citizens Police Academy graduates.  

The participants completed a 12-week program which seeks to educate, exchange ideas, and familiarize citizens with primary law enforcement operati...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Cold Weather Readiness & Recovery Tips

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When the temperature drops below 32 degrees F, water in your pipes can freeze and burst. To safeguard your pipes against bursting during periods of frigid temperatures, use these simple precautions to protect your pipes.

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 26, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

2020 AWQR Cover (News Blast Dimensions)

The 2020 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our website at murfreesborotn.gov/awqr. The purpose of this water quality report is to provide information regarding your drinking water.  We want to keep you informed about the water and s...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

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