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Posted on: May 22, 2017

City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday

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In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed.  Rover, the City’s public transportation system, w...Read on...

Parks & Recreation webpage
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Bradley Academy Museum showcases “Education and Empowerment” Exhibit May 26

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Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate an interactive history exhibit recently completed by MTSU graduate students.  The new exhibit, “Education and Empowerment: African American Education in Rutherford County,&rd...Read on...

Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center
Posted on: May 24, 2017

City Streets Division fighting mosquitoes in known problem areas

Mosquito iStock-511984734.jpg The City of Murfreesboro is battling mosquitoes again this spring by attacking larvae with a mosquito-attacking larvicide known as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).   The Murfreesboro Street Division is sending crews to mosquito-prone lo...Read on... Watch YouTube Video
Posted on: May 22, 2017

TSSAA Spring Fling Returns to Murfreesboro



TSSAA Spring Fling, an event featuring the state's top high school athletes, will take place in Murfreesboro, May 23-27. The best in the state compete for championships in tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field.

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TSSAA Spring Fling Coverage
Posted on: May 19, 2017

City Council holds Budget Review Sessions May 25, June 1, 6 & 8

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in special session at 4:00 p.m., Thurs., May 25 and June 1; 5:15 p.m., Tues., June 6, and 4:00 p.m. Thurs., June 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall for the purpose of reviewing the proposed FY 2017-201...Read on...

Proposed FY 2017-2018 Budget
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City releases proposed FY 2018 Budget for Council Review

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City Manager Rob Lyons, in accordance with the City Charter, has submitted the City’s Proposed $157.2 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 (FY 18) Budget for review by the City Council. The proposed General Fund expenditures increase 3.75 percent while r...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Council approves Phase 4 Construction for 2.9 miles of added Greenway

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The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River connecting at Barfield Road has been approved for construction. The City Council Ok’d Phase 4 of the Greenway Extension Thursday, May 18, 2017. Construction is ant...Read on...

Murfreesboro Greenway webpage
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City, MTSU taking significant measures to combat campus-area crime

Apartment Complex Managers meeting.jpg Privately owned apartments near the Middle Tennessee State University campus will be the focus of a strategy announced Wednesday by Murfreesboro leaders that will step up patrols and increase landlord accountability. City Manager Rob Lyons said Murfreesb...Read on...
Posted on: May 4, 2017

May 19 ‘Rover’ public transportation system marks 10-year anniversary


Rover, the little green bus with the snoopy-looking dog embossed on its side, is turning ten.  In dog years that’s older but only the City Manager is counting since its his job to draft numbers in the annual budget. Tongue-in-cheek asid...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

City invites public, non-profit organizations to participate in Family Promise

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The homeless population has soared across U.S. cities, including Murfreesboro, since the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008. The City of Murfreesboro is considering one nationally-tested approach to reducing homelessness by inviting community-wi...Read on...

Community Development Department webpage
Posted on: May 15, 2017

MFRD honors employees at 7th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation

Years of Service Groups.jpg Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department honored several employees at the 7th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation Saturday, May 13 at Patterson Park Community Center. Honorees were as follows (in order of seniority): 5 Years: Firefighter John Fisher...Read on...
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Murfreesboro City Schools Certified as Heart Safe

Heart Safe IMG_0957.JPG Murfreesboro City Schools is the one of two districts in the region to complete the Project ADAM specifications and become a certified heart safe school district. Project ADAM’s mission is to serve children and adolescents through education and...Read on... Murfreesboro City Schools website
Posted on: May 11, 2017

John Pittard Elementary ‘Junior Chef Academy’ featured in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’

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Cooking opens a world beyond our immediate environment to explore how other cultures enjoy different styles of cuisine. In the May 2017 episode of “Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow,” Murph learns about fun foods from the studen...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

‘Play Ball’: Grand Opening for Murfreesboro Miracle Field

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Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro gathered for an official Grand Opening ceremony of the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park, Saturday, May 6. The special event included three one-inning games betwe...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ features onetime White Sox scout and high school coach Jack Jolly

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Baseball has long been America’s pastime and the Boys of Summer are back in action. In the May episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers,” lifelong Murfreesboro resident and longtime high school coach Jack Jolly recalls memories ...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2017

Outdoor learning grows with greenhouse at Overall Creek

Greenhouse IMG_0808.jpg Overall Creek Elementary now boast two greenhouses thanks to a grant from State Farm. The greenhouses purchased with funds from State Farm’s Community Assist Program provide additional outdoor learning environments for students.  Stude...Read on...
Posted on: May 2, 2017

‘Flagship Detroit,’ Bradley Academy drumming, Bess the Book Bus and more featured ‘In the City’

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The May 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of May. You can watch this month’s show featuring Flagship Detroit, an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Council approves annexation and zoning of land for West Park

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve annexation and zoning of 120.5 acres for development of a West Park, which will include adjacent roadway widening. Approval followed public hearings on the proposed annexation and zoning during th...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

MTSU News: Tennessee Senate honors MTSU Blue Raider men’s basketball team for outstanding season

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The Tennessee Senate presented a resolution today (April 27) to the MTSU Blue Raider men’s basketball team for its on-court successes this year, including a Conference USA title and consecutive NCAA tournament second round appearance. The Blue R...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns

TBB April 2017-fever chart.jpg The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU’s Jones College of Business. April’s index rose to 507, up from 470 in ...Read on... Tennessee Business Barometer Index
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Unique Rover-Linebaugh partnership provides City with mobile book drop

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Linebaugh Public Library System and the Transportation Department of the City of Murfreesboro are partnering to provide library patrons with a new way to return library materials. Linebaugh has placed small return tubs on each Rover bus. Riders on any rou...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

TDOT Update: Broad and Memorial Interchange

broad st bridge.jpg Bell & Associates and their subcontractors have tried to make the most of the relatively mild winter conditions this past quarter. Progress has been made on the new overpass with the prime contractor completing abutment #1 on the west side of the bri...Read on... TDOT Project website
Posted on: April 13, 2017

City Council adopts proposed West Park Master Plan

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve a proposed Master Plan for development of the West Park on an area known as the McDonald farm property.  The 123-acre parcel of land, purchased by the City in 2016, is bordered by Blackman R...Read on...

Parks & Recreation Department webpage
Posted on: April 10, 2017

MCS expands Gifted Education Program with Gifted Academy

Gifted Academy Graduation 2017.jpeg Twenty-five teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching after completing the MTSU/MCS Gifted Academy.   The Gifted Academy, sponsored by The Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation, aims...Read on... Murfreesboro City Schools website
Posted on: April 6, 2017

MTSU research center partners with agencies to conduct Midstate wage and benefit study

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MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center will conduct a wage and benefit survey for industries located in rural areas of Middle Tennessee in hopes of equipping economic development officials with valuable data that can be used to recruit new...Read on...

MTSU Business and Economic Research Center
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Engineering Division adds Michele Emerson as Project Engineer

Michelle Emerson mug-2-3391.jpg Michele Emerson has joined the City of Murfreesboro Engineering Division as a Project Engineer. Emerson has 26 years of engineering experience, including 13 years with St. John Engineering, LLC, an engineering, planning and environmental firm in Manchest...Read on...
Posted on: March 23, 2017

City names Russell A. Brashear as Assistant Transportation Director

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Russell A. Brashear has been named assistant transportation director by Director Jim Kerr. Brashear’s major responsibility will include operation of the City’s Rover public transit system with 23,500 riders per month. He began his duti...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Reminder: Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro

Vendors interested in operating a food truck within Murfreesboro City limits are required to have a Mobile Food Service Vehicle permit.  The annual permit is $50.00. A downloadable PDF of The Permit Application for Mobile Food Service Vehicle is...Read on... Mobile Food Service Vehicle Permit
Posted on: February 23, 2017

CityTV available in High Definition on Roku device


<_o3a_p>The City of Murfreesboro is pleased to announce that CityTV is available on Roku in High Definition (HD).  Roku is a device that allows people to easily watch internet streaming video content on their television. Watch this CityTV promo on YouTub...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017

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Jones Boulevard, a narrow 2-lane roadway that stretches in the center of neighborhoods between Broad Street and Memorial Blvd, will be undergoing a major improvement beginning in late 2017.  To watch a 2-minute CityTV YouTube video of th...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

City’s Old Fort Golf Club announces Golf Genius Software for scoring

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The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department is proud to announce the addition of Golf Genius Software technology to enhance the golf experience at Old Fort Golf Club.  The Club is one of only a few municipal courses in Tennessee to offer the new tec...Read on...

Golf Genius
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Notice of Funding Available for Public Service and Emergency Solutions Grants

The City of Murfreesboro expects to fund Community Development Public Service Grants for the 2017-18 Program Year. The projects funded by the Public Service Grants must benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Murfreesboro. Qualified nonprofit agen...Read on... Public Service Grant
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Renew Your Driver’s License at Linebaugh Public Library

Kiosk 0112-driver license-5781 Large.jpg The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a Driver’s License Renewal Kiosk for Rutherford County residents. The kiosk was secured for this central, downtown location at the ...Read on... Linebaugh Library System
Posted on: January 12, 2017

City Council adopts resolution requesting City Charter change

Doug Young.jpg The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to adopt a resolution requesting the Tennessee General Assembly pass a Private Act amending the Murfreesboro Charter in order to fill the vacancy left by the late Vice Mayor Doug Young. If the Tennessee Gener...Read on...