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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Murfreesboro Electric crews to help in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

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Murfreesboro Electric Department crews rolled out this morning on their way to Wilson, North Carolina, to get a jump on Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

The crews, which included five men and three trucks, will assist the city of Wilson’s electric prov...

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In The News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Tennessee Red Cross opens three shelters for evacuees

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Here in Tennessee, the Red Cross is working with partners and government officials to assess the needs of hurricane evacuees as well as Tennessee residents impacted by flooding.  The Tennessee Red Cross opened shelters for evacuees.

Johnson City: ...

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Red Cross Shelters 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

Tennessee sends Critical, Life-Saving Response Teams to the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence help

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The State of Tennessee deployed multiple teams of state and local emergency management, medical, and swift-water rescue teams to the Carolinas today to support emergency officials readying for life-safety impacts when Hurricane Florence makes landfall Fri...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Sept. 28 MTSU Leadership Summit at Embassy Suites to focus on passion, innovation

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Two nationally known speakers will offer insights on leadership as well as personal and professional development during keynote addresses at this year’s Leadership Summit hosted by MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

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MTSU Jennings A. Jones College of Business website In The News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

City of Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as Assistant City Attorney

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Elizabeth Taylor has been hired as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Murfreesboro.

Ms. Taylor will be a dedicated attorney representing the Murfreesboro City Schools and will divide time between MCS and City Hall.

“I am delighted to welcome ...

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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 10, 2018

September episode of ‘In the City’ airing on CityTV and YouTube

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On “In the City” this month, Michael Linn White takes you behind-the-scenes of Murfreesboro’s popular Lip Sync Challenge video, demonstrating how our police officers and firefighters know how to rap. With over a million views...

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In The News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Moving MTSU 9/11 Remembrance grips audience

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It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.

From cadets and the new Department of Military Science chair Carrick McCarty...

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MTSU 9/11 Ceremony Video In The News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Dr. Linda Gilbert named 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year at TOSS Awards Banquet

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The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents met in Gatlinburg September 9 for their annual Awards Banquet. The 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year was announced Sunday night. This year the honored award recipient was Dr. Linda Gilbert of Mu...

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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 6, 2018

MFRD welcomes seven new fire trainees

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) welcomed seven fire trainees last week.

Tyler Allen, Corra Dirksen, Tyson Donaldson, Nicholas Lanzafame, Sterling Rogers, Ryan St. Peter, and Jarriett Toney began orientation with MFRD on Monday, August 27 and wil...

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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: September 4, 2018

Computer classes to begin at the Technology Engagement Center

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The Technology Engagement Center is pleased to report that computer classes will be offered beginning in September. Courses on the Google Cloud, basic computing and beginning genealogy are just a sampling of what will be available.

The Technology Engagemen...

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In The News
Posted on: August 27, 2018

City launches new Community Services Division

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The City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division—the Community Services Division today (Aug. 27)—as the City reorganizes its administrative structure to enhance customer service. The Community Services Division incorporates the ...

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In The News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

New City permit fee increases effective August 27

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The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department is announcing the August 27 effective date of new residential construction permit fees. The fee changes follow a special Stakeholders Meeting with stakeholders concerning fee increases  July 18.

The...

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New Building & Codes Fee Changes 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 23, 2018

MTSU News: MTSU president delivers State of the University address

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MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee kicked off the new academic year Thursday, Aug. 23, by applauding the university’s faculty and staff for continued progress in student retention and graduation while emphasizing the need to develop new strategies ...

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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 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

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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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