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Posted on: May 17, 2019

City Council holds Budget Review Session May 23

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in Special Session at 5:00 p.m., Thurs., May 23 in Council Chambers at City Hall to review the proposed FY 2019-20 Budget with executive directors and department heads.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Grand Ole Opry’s Salute to Troops to feature MTSU’s Daniels Center May 21

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The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University will be in the Grand Ole Opry’s spotlight Tuesday (May 21) as part of the iconic country radio show’s salute to service members.

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Les Misérables opens at The Center For the Arts May 17-June 2

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Center for the Arts presents the multi-award-winning musical Les Misérables School Edition, May 17 – June 2.  Victor Hugo’s emotional, touching and uplifting story set to music follows an ex-convict through nineteenth century France as he creates...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

MTSU News: WMOT Roots Radio brings 895 Fest to Murfreesboro May 31

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Rodney Crowell, Lee Roy Parnell, Mandy Barnett and Sarah Potenza will be among the featured artists bringing their passion and performances to the inaugural 895 Fest, a two-day outdoor Americana music festival to be held the weekend of May 31 at Hop Sprin...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Walkability, hummingbirds, MCS Art and more ‘In the City’ this month

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Promoting greater walkability throughout Murfreesboro is the emphasis of the City’s ‘Sidewalk Program.’ The May edition of ‘In the City’ features a recently completed bridge that connects walkers and biker...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Discovery School earns STEM School status

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Discovery School, a Murfreesboro City School, was named a Tennessee Designated STEM School during the STEM Innovation Summit in Nashville. Discovery was one of only eleven schools to receive this designation in 2019. This honor was developed with the guid...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

CHOW Bus provides food this summer May 28-July 26

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Murfreesboro City Schools’ Nutrition Department will sponsor the free Summer Food Service Program at twenty-eight locations from May 28-July 26, 2019.

Designated school cafeterias, Patterson Park, McFadden Center, Discovery Center and Olive Branc...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Butter-making and more at MTSU Farm charms City Schools 3rd -graders

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Nearly 1,300 Murfreesboro City Schools’ third-graders were fascinated by the butter-making process and much more during their fifth annual “Farm2School” field trip to the MTSU Farm and Dairy in Lascassas, Tennessee.  ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets new home at Murfreesboro Airport

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s helicopter based in Murfreesboro has a new home at the Murfreesboro Airport. LifeFlight 5, which has been based in Rutherford County since 2012, is leasing 3,500 square feet inside the airport’s new TDK hanger.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

City hires Sign Administrator and Electrical Inspector in Building & Codes

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The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has added two new employees. Teresa Stevens has been hired as the new Sign Administrator and William “Preston” Hunsucker has been hired as an Electrical Inspector.

Teresa Stevens comes to...

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Building & Codes Department webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

MTSU Survey News: Business leaders feel better about ‘steadily improving economy’

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Tennessee business leaders have a more positive economic outlook this spring despite concerns about the Mueller report and finding qualified workers, according to the latest Tennessee Business Barometer by MTSU’s Jones College of Business.

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In The News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Tennessee #1 in HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ Study

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Tennessee ranked #1 in dollar-for-dollar tax burden ($1,970) and #3 effective state tax rate (4.5%) in HireAHelper’s true tax burdens study. In order to calculate the rankings, HireAHelper surveyed mean wage data, state income taxes, sales taxes...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

City recognizes MPD Officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Matthew Rice has been recognized as the STARS award recipient for March 2019. Rice was honored by Mayor Shane McFarland prior to Thursday’s (April 18) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Council finalizes Cooperative Use Agreement with TSSA

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (April 4) approved a 20-year Cooperative Use Agreement with the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) for Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. The formal agreement comes after TSSA voted December 1, 2018, to accept the...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City seeks HUD Grant funding to serve homelessness

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (April 4) approved the acceptance and application of federal HUD grants to address homelessness. The City of Murfreesboro is eligible for possible 2019-2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to assist non-profi...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

MTSU BERC Report: Home prices continue rising, permits drop amid ‘stable economy’

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Home prices in Tennessee continued rising in the fourth quarter of 2018 while construction permits were down from the previous quarter, according the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

But total permits wer...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Council OKs Neel Schaffer consulting on Mercury Blvd. Phase 2

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The Murfreesboro City Council approved Neel Schaffer, Inc. Thursday (March 21) to provide $235,870 in professional consulting contract services for the Mercury Blvd. Sidewalk Construction Project. The services are necessary for Phase 2 of the federally fu...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

MTSU Survey: Tennessee consumer outlook ‘modestly’ improved in 2019

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Results from the most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey by MTSU indicate consumers’ outlook on the economy has improved modestly following a steady decline from an all-time high this time last year. 

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

City opens Kingdom Drive bridge over Overall Creek

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The City of Murfreesboro is set to open the new $1.5 million Kingdom Drive bridge that will cross Overall Creek to Overall Creek Elementary School on the western side of the City. The bridge extension will officially open to traffic at 11 a.m. Friday, Mar...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

City launches user-friendly Open Finance Portal

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The City of Murfreesboro announced Monday (March 11) the launching of a new government Open Finance Portal that allows easy-access to City financial data.

“We are pleased to announce the new Socrata Open Finance Portal for open access and transpa...

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City of Murfreesboro Open Finance Portal In The News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

City Council approves $58 million debt issuance

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (Feb. 13) approved a Detailed Bond Resolution and Loan Agreement with SunTrust Bank to fund $58 million in 2019 Capital Improvement Projects with a 2.84 percent interest rate over a 15-year term.  

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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 - Tuesday mo...

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