Posted on: April 16, 2018

Red Cross Partners with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department to Install Smoke Alarms During Sound the

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The American Red Cross is partnering with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department to install life-saving smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Saturday, April 21st in the Minerva Drive area of Murfreesboro from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Red Cross volunteers along with firefighters from Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, members of Olive Branch Church, Family Worship Center, and Belle Aire Baptist Church will be canvassing neighborhoods in Murfreesboro, installing free smoke alarms, rep...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Apartment Fire Displaces Three Adults and One Child

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8, Engine 4, and Rescue 9 responded to a fire at 1606 North Tennessee Boulevard (Ashwood Cove Apartments) just after 8:30 Monday morning.

Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames exiting a unit on the second floor of the “PP” building, according to Acting Battalion Chief Raymond Smith.

Residents in the affected apartment unit were out upon arrival. Firefighte...

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Fire & Rescue

Posted on: April 17, 2018

'Sound the Alarm': Red Cross partners with Fire Rescue to install smoke alarms April 21

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The American Red Cross is partnering with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department to install life-saving smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Saturday, April 21st in the Minerva Drive area of Murfreesboro from 9:00 a.m. – 2:...

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American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee website In The News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Murfreesboro Electric presents 17th Annual 'Earth Day Celebration' April 21

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Join Murfreesboro Electric Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21st at the historic downtown square for the 17th Annual Earth Day Celebration, which carries this year’s theme — “Extreme Weather! Stay Aware and be Prepa...

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In The News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Murfreesboro Special Census tabulation submitted for verification

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128,225 residents in the City of Murfreesboro! That’s the final Census number submitted to the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) for verification.

Residents within the Murfreesboro City limits should understand that GNRC representatives w...

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In The News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

'Boro Adventure Fest' at Barfield Crescent Park April 21

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Escape for a day into the woods to join a community of adventure seekers, explorers, risk takers, and nature lovers. ‘Boro Adventure Fest’ was born to celebrate the wanderlust culture in our city. Get outside April 21st at Barfield Cre...

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Barfield Crescent Park webpage In The News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Water Resources Department demonstrates cost-saving customer portal

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources Department webpage In The News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Nonprofits work together to highlight independent businesses April 24

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Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association are excited to announce the inaugural Light Up Local Firefly Awards. Light Up Local, set for Tuesday, April 24, promises to be an exciting evening of local food, music and the present...

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In The News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

MTSU students help youngsters discover life on a farm at Ag Education Spring Fling

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Standing outside a back entrance, you could hear the buzz of little voices coming from inside the MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center.  It was about 300 children — the first of three waves of youngsters to come to the fourth annual Ag Educa...

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In The News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Telecommunicator of the Year Marty Gillihan Recognized

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 The Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and the City of Murfreesboro honors local public safety Telecommunicators, the "first" first responders, this week in recognition of National Telecommunicator...

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In The News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

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Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River will connect the terminus south of the Cason Trailhead t...

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Greenway webpage In The News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Murfreesboro City Schools Kindergarten Preview Days April 9-17

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Murfreesboro City Schools will host Kindergarten Preview Days for students and their families entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Preview days allow future students as well as parents to tour the school, ask questions, meet teachers and fin...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

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

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The Boys of Summer are back at Oaklands Park and the lineup is announced for Uncle Dave Macon Days. Watch the nineteenth-century style of baseball and hear a taste of this summer’s musical festival as host Mike Browning delivers “In th...

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Watch "In the City" In The News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Second Annual 'Guns N Hoses' basketball game this Saturday April 14

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department will once again face off in a friendly game of basketball for a good cause this weekend.

The Second Annual “Guns N Hoses” game benefitting the departments’ Relay for Life “Boro Public Safety” team...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

MTSU News: Gadget, gizmos reign at Middle Tennessee STEM Expo

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Braden Cole, 11, a fifth-grader at Madison Creek Elementary School in Goodlettsville, Tenn., adjusts the binoculars to the “Survival Helmet” he and project partner Declan Deering created for the April 11 Middle Tennessee STEM Expo at M...

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In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

‘Gardening in the City’ features Murfree Spring wetlands and challenge of invasive Parrot feather

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In the latest edition of “Gardening in the City,” learn more about the challenges of ensuring that the Murfree Spring wetlands flourish. The Spring 2018 episode of “Gardening in the City” is available for viewing on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: Murfreesboro seeking new laureates for second term

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The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018, with a term beginning in July of this year and ending in June of 2019. Cultural Arts is calling on all local, professional artists specializing ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

City Receives Successful General Obligation Debt Bids from Ten Firms

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The City of Murfreesboro generated successful bidding on a bond sale March 20, 2018, for $71 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018. The City awarded the General Obligation Debt to Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.

The following bids were submitted ...

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In The News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Rutherford County Library Director Wins Award

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Rita Shacklett, Director of the Rutherford County Library System, has been awarded the TLA Honor Award at the recent Tennessee Library Association convention in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Honor Award recognizes any person or group who has made a significant c...

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In The News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

MCS Teachers of the Year Announced

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Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce that Angela Pope, teacher at Erma Siegel Elementary, has been selected as a Teacher of the Year Region-level finalist for the Mid Cumberland Region. Ms. Pope is one of 27 finalists from across the state who w...

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Murfreesboro City Schools webpage In The News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Council authorizes sale of Gateway land to Vanderbilt Med Center

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize the sale of between 11 and 14 acres of City-owned real estate in the Gateway to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC plans to build a Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center at the sit...

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In The News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Murfreesboro laureates fortifying local arts community

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Cultural Arts launched Murfreesboro’s first Laureate program last year to honor three of our local arts professionals and give them the opportunity to educate others about their craft. In June 2017 Murfreesboro’s first laureates were appointed in three ca...

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro In The News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

City Street pothole filling and crack repair work continues

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If you see a dangerous pothole, please notify the City Street Division with information so crews can respond to the location and make repairs.  Motorists are encouraged to slow down when approaching Street crews working pothole repair on busy roa...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

MCS Mobile Library hits the road this Summer

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is preparing to take reading on the road this summer. MCS will add a library on wheels to encourage reading during the summer months and throughout the year. The MCS mobile library is funded through Christy-Houston Foundati...

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Murfreesboro City Schools In The News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Planning Commission recommends PUD and PRD for multi-family zoning

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday (Feb. 7) to recommend limiting multi-family residential uses to the more restrictive Planned Unit District (PUD) and Planned Residential District (PRD) zoning districts. The Zoning Ordinance...

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Planning Department webpage In The News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

TDOT Hwy 96 widening project set to get underway

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is scheduled to begin the widening of (SR) 96 at Veterans Parkway in early 2018.

Construction signs will be posted this month along with erosion control. Clearing operations are scheduled to begin the week ...

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In The News

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Cost-saving customer portal now available

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 23, 2018

WRRF Completes Final Phase of Construction

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The WRRF's (Water Resources Recovery Facility) final phase of construction has been completed and is now online. The 50% plant expansion provides for the City’s rapid population growth. It has a permitted design flow capacity of 20 million gallons per day...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 2, 2018

MWRD Sponsors Extreme Weather Student Video Contest

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Murfreesboro Water Resources is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Murfreesboro Earth Day Celebration. Students across Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are invited to participate in the Student Video Contest as part of the 2018 Murfreesboro Earth Day Celebrati...

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Water Resources