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Posted on: August 18, 2017

With total eclipse nearing, MTSU makes final preparations for Aug. 21 event

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From assembling a large stage to the live musicians performing on it and from hot dogs to safety precautions, Middle Tennessee State University is making final preparations in anticipation of thousands of total solar eclipse enthusiasts descending upon ca...

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MTSU Eclipse Website
Posted on: August 14, 2017

City, Family Promise invite public to participate in Community Meeting Aug. 22

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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 and the Homeless Alliance are considering a nationally-tested approach to reducing homelessness...

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Community Development Department webpage
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Projects Enhance City Infrastructure

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The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during its August 17, 2017 special meeting.  Borrowing for the first-year projects totaling $68.7 million were presented to City Council for approval at a future regul...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

City, County, arts advocates announce impact of Arts and Culture

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Rutherford County’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $31.2 million in annual economic activity—supporting $1,054 full-time equivalent jobs,  generating $18.3 million in household income to local residents, and del...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Murfreesboro Water Resources Department reflects ‘One Water’ Future

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The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized. MSWD has become the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department. The concept reflects the evolving approach of “one...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Draft ‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’ released for public review process

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The City of Murfreesboro today announced the release of the draft 2040 Major Transportation Plan, an updated long-range plan that will guide city traffic planning and transportation projects for the next 25 years.

“The draft 2040 Major Transporta...

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Transportation Department webpage
Posted on: August 11, 2017

August Episode of ‘In the City’ Features Uncle Dave Macon Days, Cultural Arts Laureates, and more

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The August 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of August. You can watch this month’s show on YouTube at https://yo...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Special Total Solar Eclipse edition of ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’

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All anyone can talk about is the solar eclipse on Aug. 21—the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire United States in decades. In this month’s episode of “Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow,” Mur...

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Watch “Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow”
Posted on: July 21, 2017

MTSU News: Special August MTSU Star Parties, panel discussion planned ahead of solar eclipse

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In anticipation of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, MTSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is planning two special Friday Star Parties and an on-campus panel discussion with leading U.S. astronomers one day before the natural phenomenon occu...

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MTSU Solar Eclipse Events
Posted on: August 9, 2017

MFRD Welcomes New Employees

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcome 4 new Fire Trainees and 1 firefighter this week.  Milicia Cook, Richard Goodyear, Teddy Jasper, and Thomas Plaisted began a three-week orientation and then will report to the Tennessee Fire and Co...

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MFRD webpage
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year

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An estimated $1.2 million improvement to a section of Blaze Drive between Brinkley Road and Blackman High School will be ready for traffic before the school year begins Aug. 7.

“Although this project had an ambitious schedule, Rollins Excavating...

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Engineering Department webpage
Posted on: July 24, 2017

July 28 Grand Reopening: St. Clair Street Senior Center reopens remodeled facility

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The St. Clair Street Senior Center, located at 325 Saint Clair Street, celebrated its Grand Reopening, Friday, July 28, 2017, following an eight-month renovation.  Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland provided remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony...

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Saint Clair St. Senior Center webpage
Posted on: August 2, 2017

MTSU President McPhee featured in August ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

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Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is an ever-expanding public university. This month, Murfreesboro Storytellers host John Hood had the pleasure of talking with MTSU’s president, Dr. Sidney A McPhee, about economics, recruiting, and the va...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Doug Young named among MTSU 2017-18 True Blue Citations of Distinction recipients

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Middle Tennessee State University is again recognizing outstanding alumni who represent excellence and distinction through their professional careers, loyal support and service to the broader community.

From 1960 to present, the MTSU Alumni Association ha...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

MTSU Survey: Business Optimism dips but still strong as managers search for qualified workers

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The latest Tennessee Business Barometer Index reversed its upward trend amid reduced optimism among Tennessee business leaders as well lingering concerns about finding qualified workers, according to the survey by MTSU’s Jones College of Busines...

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Tennessee Business Barometer Index (Full Survey)
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Single-Family Detached Permits rise in 2017 in healthy local economy

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Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in 2017.  At the mid-way point (Jan.- June 2017), the number of single-family detached permits issued (558) was 29 units above the 529 units permitted in the first six months ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability

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The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Notice of Funding Availability for the Acquisition of Real Property Program for FY 2017-18.  The grant projects must benefit low-income residents of Murfreesboro with affor...

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Acquisition of Real Property Program
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Public Meeting on Brinkley Road Improvement Project from Manson Pike to Franklin Road July 18

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The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public informational meeting at Blackman Community Club, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., to provide an opportunity for the public to review plans on the proposed Brinkley Road Improvement Pro...

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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: 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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