Posted on: February 17, 2018

MFRD and MPD Partner with American Red Cross for “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition…a “Battle of the Badges” blood drive February 21 through February 26.

MFRD and MPD personnel, along with members of the public wishing to donate and contribute to one team’s donations or the other, can sign up for the event online by visiting redcrossblood.org. Online registration for the event is highly encourage...

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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: February 20, 2018

MFRD and MPD partner with American Red Cross for 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive

Red Cross

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition--a “Battle of the Badges” blood drive Feb. 21 through Feb. 26.

MFRD and MPD personnel, along with members ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Solid Waste Advisory Committee to hold third meeting Feb. 27

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Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the County Commission chamber, as they focus on specific options for solid waste due to approaching changes in the current system.

Currently, Rutherford C...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

City, MTSU Police introducing Crime Free Multi-Housing safety program

Chief Michael Bowen addresses Crime Free Multi-free Housing Program

The City of Murfreesboro Police Department, in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University, is pleased to announce the first training for a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

Thirteen rental communities participated Friday (Feb. 16) in the first, fre...

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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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Posted on: January 18, 2018

‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Door-to-Door Campaign Gets Underway to Complete Accurate Count

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Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend (Jan. 20) as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ celebrates Black History Month with local history documentary

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“Murfreesboro Storytellers” is celebrating Black History Month with a return special episode of a local documentary that first aired in November 2016. ‘The House Still Standing’ highlights the Murfreesboro history o...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Plunge into the February episode of ‘In the City’ on CityTV and YouTube

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Watch the brave and crazy plunge into the frigid, icy waters of Sports*Com pool as host Michael Linn White delivers another edition of “In the City.” The February episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at htt...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School achieves Lighthouse Status

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Mitchell-Neilson School has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Co. This recognition comes because the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing The Leader in Me process with fidelity...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

City offices and facilities closed Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day holiday

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In observance of Presidents’ Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, recreational facilities and senior services at St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

Rover, the City’s public transportation service, ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

MCS News: MCS Cheer Team Going to Disney

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The MCS Competition Cheer Team has won their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney this weekend. Thirty-one students from across the district trained, fundraised and cheered their way to the national championship Feb. 10-11. ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Discovery Center to host ‘Wine & Whiskey at the Wetlands’ March 2

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The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring will host the 5th annual Wine & Whiskey at the Wetlands, a unique tasting event featuring fine wines and whiskeys, presented by Charlie Patel and Stones River Total Beverages, on Friday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

MFRD welcomes five new firefighters

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue welcomed five new firefighters this week. Taylor Fitzgerald, Cruz Macias, Jordan Limmer, Derek Rust, and Nicholas Wright began their three-week orientation on Monday. They have 32 years combined fire service experience.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

MTSU News: State lawmakers learn about MTSU Botanical Medicine Center's hemp research

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House Speaker Beth Harwell led a delegation of Tennessee legislators to campus Monday (Feb. 5) to learn more about Middle Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and its ongoing studies with non-psychotropic cannabino...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

MTSU News: Governor’s budget proposal includes new MTSU academic building

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Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed state budget released Tuesday includes a $38 million recommendation to build a new academic classroom building for MTSU’s College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

The MTSU building, ranked No. 1 on the high...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

City of Murfreesboro Street Division responds to winter ice and snow

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Preparing for winter weather begins long before any ice or snow hits the ground. The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow during the winter weather season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 1...

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In The News
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Linebaugh Library hosts an Introduction to Film Noir beginning Feb. 1

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On the first Thursday of the month, beginning Feb. 1, Linebaugh Public Library will host “An Introduction to Film Noir,” led by Dr. Elyce Rae Helford. The series will run from February through April, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., 2nd Floor, at Linebaugh...

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In The News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Mark McCluskey promoted to Battalion Chief

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue recently promoted Captain Mark McCluskey to the position of Battalion Chief.  McCluskey began his career as a Firefighter with MFRD in February 1985. He was promoted to Driver in 1989 and Captain in 1998. He will assume t...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

MTSU News: Latest survey shows steady optimism as business leaders applaud new tax law

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The Tennessee Business Barometer remained steady in January, reflecting an unchanged outlook regarding the economy compared to October, according to the latest snapshot of business leaders’ opinions as measured by MTSU’s Jones College ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

‘2017 Year End Building Construction Activity Report’ Available Online

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The Murfreesboro Planning & Zoning, Engineering and Building & Codes departments ‘2017 Year End Building Construction Activity Report’ is available for viewing online on the City of Murfreesboro website. To view the report simply click the link:

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Fewer lots available; total dollar value of new construction rises 4.8 percent in 2017

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Murfreesboro’s Single-family permits and New Commercial development declined in 2017 but residential construction by dollar value in the same period increased 15 percent.

“Permitting of new single-family homes in Murfreesboro dropped somewhat in 2017 as lo...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

City awarded $6 million TDOT grant for new Transit Facility

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The City of Murfreesboro has been selected by TDOT to receive a $6 million IMPROVE Act Competitive Transit Capital Grant for final design and construction of a new Transit Facility. The $11.5 million full-service Rover bus facility is planned on a potenti...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

“WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES”: 7th Annual Award-Winning Exhibit at Oaklands Mansion

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Stories of our community will come to life through wedding gowns on display at Oaklands Mansion. Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave our lives together as we explore women’s history, fashion history, cultural history...

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Oaklands Mansion Website In The News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Council adopts resolution in support of new Design Guidelines

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (Dec. 14) adopted a resolution in support of new Murfreesboro Design Guidelines that provide framework and principles for the aesthetic character of future development. The document is the culmination of an 18-month ...

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Murfreesboro Design Guidelines webpage In The News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

City cautions homeowners against obstructing bike lanes

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The City of Murfreesboro is cautioning homeowners against leaving yard debris and other obstructions in bike lanes and sidewalks. It comes after complaints from bicyclists who are forced to leave bike lanes to avoid yard debris and other obstructions, inc...

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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: October 13, 2017

Special Edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ documents local Gannaway/Ganaway history

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Burrell Gannaway was a slaveholder and Rutherford County pioneer who served as one of Murfreesboro’s first alderman. King Daniel Ganaway was a descendant of a slave who became a celebrated African American photographer in the early 1900s. Their contrastin...

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