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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving week safety tips from MFRD


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: November 15, 2018

City offices closing in observance of Thanksgiving Day holiday

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City Hall and most other city offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 22-24. Rover, the C...

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In The News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Parks and Recreation to hold Master Plan Open House Nov. 19


The City of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold an open house for all citizens regarding existing and future facilities and programs of the Parks and Recreation Department from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Monday, November 19. The public input m...

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In The News
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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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
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 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 26, 2018

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


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: October 29, 2018

Southeast Tourism Society selects Southern Invitational as a ‘STS Top 20 Event'


Southeast Tourism Society has named Southern Invitational Truck and Tractor Pull one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for February 2018. This is a first time nomination for the event that has a long history in Murfreesboro. 

The Truck and...

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In The News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

37th MTSU Salute to Armed Forces game recognizes veterans Friday, Nov. 2

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Veterans from all eras will be recognized, but those from World War I will be featured Friday, Nov. 2, during the 37th Salute to Armed Forces during several pregame activities and also during the nationally televised MTSU-Western Kentucky footbal...

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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 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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MTSU's Tennessee Business Barometer Index 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

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Fall Leaf Collection Video In The News
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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Solid Waste Department website 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: 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 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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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: 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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