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Posted on: September 21, 2021

City launches website for public to report odors or gas

Odor Management Website

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...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

MTSU News: MTSU makes Princeton Review's best colleges list for third straight year

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Middle Tennessee State University returned to The Princeton Review’s annual list of the nation’s best colleges for a third consecutive year.

 

MTSU remains the only locally governed institution in Tennessee recognized by the pub...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Engineer Michele Emerson talks ‘Speed Cushions’ on “The Insider”

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Effectively Slowing down traffic in pedestrian-sensitive areas is a growing concern of some Murfreesboro neighborhoods. City Engineer Michele Emerson discusses the Speed Cushion Pilot Program on the latest edition of “The Insider.&r...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

2021 Greenway Art Festival changed to Virtual Event

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Please visit the artists’ booths online at https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18726/2021-Greenway-Art-Festival-Guide.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that the community will enjoy the virtual festival.

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

City’s Public Works annual Fall Leaf Collection begins Oct. 1

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The 2021 Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 1 and continues through December 31, 2021.   During this peak season, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled curbside free of charge. Residents can start making plans for raking leaves and sp...

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City News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Sept. 18 Street Renaming Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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City of Murfreesboro administrators and elected officers will gather to celebrate the unveiling of new street signage for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The street renaming and dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Patterson Park...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Greenway Art Festival, Cultural Arts featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Leaves begin to turn color, cooler temperatures arrive, and the Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park for its 17th year.  The annual arts festival and Murfreesboro Cultural Arts are featured on “The Insider,”...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MTSU News: University celebrates School of Concrete and Construction with topping-out ceremony

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Workers with Hoar Construction continue making tremendous progress on the $40.1 million MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management Building on the southwest side of campus.

 

University and construction officials converged on the site Tues...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Discovery and Overall Creek Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Overall Creek Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Erma Siegel Elementary missing the designation by mere fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Tenness...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

September ‘In the City’ features sidewalk construction for soon-to-be named Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.

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A multi-million-dollar sidewalk construction project is underway on Mercury Blvd., soon to be named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., near Patterson Park Community Center. The latest edition of “In the City” is currently airing on YouT...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Golf Department Director Trey Adams featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Trey Adams, Murfreesboro Golf Department Director, shares new programs to promote golf on the latest edition of “The Insider” airing Monday, Aug. 16.

 

Listen to “The Insider” at https://cityofmurfreesborotn....

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City News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

A new playground celebrated, Boro Beach opens, 'In the City'

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Join Parks, City, and corporate leaders as they celebrate a new playground at Barfield Crescent Park in the August edition of “In the City.” Also, Boro Beach pool opens after an unexpected delay, Mayor McFarland spearheads opposition t...

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City News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Murfreesboro celebrates opening of BlueCross healthy place at Barfield Crescent Park

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Representatives of the City of Murfreesboro and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation gathered Friday, July 30 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park.

The City of Mur...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Tourism News: Tennessee Tourism Outperformed the Nation in 2020 with $16.8 Billion in Spending

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Tennessee tourism generated $16.8 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2020, a 31.6 percent decline from the previous year according to newly-released economic impact data from U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. Travel in T...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor recognizes MPD officers Fiddler, Fugate, and Hanson with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Officers Justin Fugate, Casey Fiddler, and Seth Hanson were honored July 29, 2021, as STARS award recipients for saving a child’s life.

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the officers before the regular City Council mee...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Murfreesboro City Schools featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Trey Duke, Murfreesboro City Schools Director, shares priorities and leadership goals for the new school year on the latest edition of “The Insider.”

 

Dr. Trey Duke joined MCS in 2019 to coordinate the opening of Salem Elementary and to serve as P...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue earns simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1 rating

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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 (ISO) Class 1 rating. MFRD earned ...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

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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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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Electric partner in downtown streetlight project

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The City of Murfreesboro, in partnership with Middle Tennessee Electric, initiated a decorative streetlight bulb replacement project in downtown Murfreesboro that will result in energy cost savings. The LED streetlight project is tentatively sche...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City adds 70 acres to southern border of Barfield Crescent Park

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Through a Federal parkland conversion process, the City of Murfreesboro has closed on the purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm located on the southern border of Barfield Crescent Park.  

 

“We are delighted to announce the expans...

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Gordon Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. Ferguson has been a fixture in healthcare leadership in Rutherford Coun...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Center for the Arts Reopens; announces 2021-22 season line-up

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The Center for the Arts' doors will once again be open for audiences as they just announced their 2021-22 season line-up, along with a special pre-season show scheduled for August. 

"We're back!, says Executive Director Pati...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

City of Murfreesboro objects to State’s review of new construction proposed at landfill

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has notified officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City objects to the State’s review ...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflects current best practices

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The City Council is anticipated to approve a revised Solid Waste Ordinance prior to adopting the City’s FY 22 budget to reflect current solid waste best practices, including the bagging of grass clippings and fees for curbside collection of bulk...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Council finalizes selection of Jennifer Brown as new City Recorder/Treasurer/Finance Director

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The Murfreesboro City Council has selected Jennifer Brown, who has served as assistant finance director, as the new City Recorder/Treasurer. In this appointed position, Brown will serve as the Finance Director, replacing Melissa Wright who is retiring eff...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Council approves FY22 Budget, emerging from pandemic in “excellent financial condition”

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 9) approved the City’s $208.4 million proposed FY22 General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting and public hearing May 20, 2021. 

 

“We c...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Planning Commission approves renaming Mercury Boulevard to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted Wednesday (May 19) to rename Mercury Boulevard to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard following a public hearing, May 5, 2021. The official renaming won’t take effect until impacted residents and com...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announces 2021 Laureates

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The City of Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announced the 2021 recipients of the Murfreesboro laureate honor today.  Dancer laureate Meg Brooker and Actor laureate Cameron L. Mitchell join Poet laureate Amie Whittemore after being selected from a tale...

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