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Posted on: November 18, 2020

City offices closing in observance of Thanksgiving Day holiday Nov. 26-27

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City Hall and most other city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. St. Clair Street Senior Center will also be closed Thursday and Friday.  Rover, the City’s...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

'Small Business Saturday' Shop Local Saturday, Nov. 28

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Main Street is asking our community to "Take the Pledge" and commit to shop in, eat at, or visit a small business each week! A weekly downtown gift basket will be given away each Monday in November as a thank you to everyone who shops downtown a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Extended hours bookend Tennessee's Thanksgiving holiday to encourage COVID-19 Testing

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Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is making more COVID-19 testing options available for Tennesseans statewide leading up to and just after Thanksgiving. 

 

The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee National Guard w...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Barfield Park Greenway Trailhead, Siegel Park artificial turf and more ‘In the City’ this month

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The latest edition of “In the City” is available for viewing via YouTube and other platforms this month. The November episode of ‘In the City’ with Michael Linn White features new artificial turf at Richard Siegel S...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Property Taxes due Dec. 31, 2020, without interest

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Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time.  City property taxes are due by Dec. 31, without incurring interest charges for being late. 

 

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Rutherford County to reinstate face covering Order effective Wednesday, October 28 at 11:59 p.m. CDT

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Mayor Bill Ketron announced Monday afternoon that the Rutherford County Face Covering Order will be reinstated effective Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

 

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Cathy Smith named City Purchasing Director

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City Manager Craig Tindall has named Cathy Smith as Director of Purchasing for the City of Murfreesboro.  As the principal procurement official, Smith reports directly to Assistant City Manager Gary Whitaker and the City Manager. Smith, who was a...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Quicker alarm response time expected with implementation of Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)

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Murfreesboro becomes the 7th Emergency Communications Center in Tennessee to decrease processing and response times for home and business alarm-related calls by implementing The Monitoring Association’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program or...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Murfreesboro City Schools announces new Finance Director

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Ralph Ringstaff, Interim Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS), is pleased to announce Michael Smith has been named Finance Director. Smith will be responsible for supervising the budget and financial operations for MCS.  

 

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Street and Fleet Department employees receive STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Street Department employee Anthony Wolfe and Fleet Department employee Jeremy Vassar have been named STARS (Succeeding Through Attitudes Reflecting Service Excellence) award recipients. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Wolfe and Vass...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

New Airport Terminal featured on “The Insider”: City of Murfreesboro Podcast

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Murfreesboro’s new Municipal Airport Terminal is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s monthly podcast. Listen to “Insider” at The Insider Podcast

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

CityTV earns 19 NATOA Awards in 2020 for Programming Excellence

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Murfreesboro’s CityTV was again recognized nationally for quality government television programming from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).  Murfreesboro’s government-oriented televis...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 12

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Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 12 and continues through December 31, 2020.   Residents can start making plans for the second weekend in October for raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. 

 

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Gov. Lee Announces $50 Million in New Business Relief Funding

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) today announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program to provide addi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

City Council approves contract for replacement of Airport Hangar

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (Oct. 1) approved a Design-Build contract with Morgan Construction for replacement of Hangar 1. Construction on the 19,000 square-foot modern facility is scheduled to begin in early November with anticipated completi...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City Water Resources begins N. Highland Ave. water and sewer upgrades

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Water Resources Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is scheduled to begin work on water and/or sewer replacements in the N. Highland neighborhood, beginning Monday, Aug. 24.  No through traffic will be allowed on streets where sewer and water li...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

2020 Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

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Solid Waste collection changes during holidays. Please refer to the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule for changes in garbage pickup.

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department encourages everyone to keep safety in mind during Thanksgiving

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From stuffing to turkey, everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving menu. As you plan your holiday meal, the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) offers safe cooking and turkey frying tips to help you keep your Thanksgiving dinner delicious and safe.

Murfreesboro, Tenn [November 23, 2020] — From stuffing to turkey, everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving menu. As you plan your holiday meal, the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) offers safe cooking and turkey frying tips to help...

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Posted on: November 8, 2020

Citizens’ actions help injured motorcyclist trapped under vehicle after crash

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Emergency responders are crediting several civilians for saving the life of a motorcyclist trapped underneath a vehicle following a crash on Saturday, November 7th.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Emergency responders are crediting several civilians for saving the life of a motorcyclist trapped underneath a vehicle following a crash on Saturday, Nov. 7.

 

The civilians sprang into action, using car ja...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Exchange Club of Murfreesboro honors Fire Fighter / Advanced EMT of the Year Matt Roeger

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Matt Roeger Driver/Engineer and Advanced EMT who is assigned to Ladder 11 C-Shift, was awarded as City of Murfreesboro Fire / Rescue Employee of the Year by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro on Wednesday November 4, 2020.

      Matt Roeger Driver/Engineer and Advanced EMT who is assigned to Ladder 11 C-Shift, was awarded as City of Murfreesboro Fire / Rescue Employee of the Year by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro on Wednesday ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Quicker alarm response time expected in Murfreesboro with implementation of ASAP

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Murfreesboro becomes the 7th Emergency Communications Center in Tennessee to decrease processing and response times for home and business alarm-related calls by implementing The Monitoring Association’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program or ASAP.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro becomes the 7th Emergency Communications Center in Tennessee to decrease processing and response times for home and business alarm-related calls by implementing The Monitoring Association’s A...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Fire allegedly set by patient in emergency room at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

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Nurses prevented a catastrophe by extinguishing a fire at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Emergency Department. Medical oxygen was allegedly set on fire by a patient, causing damage to one room and medical equipment on Sunday, Oct. 11.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Nurses prevented a catastrophe by extinguishing a fire at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Emergency Department. Medical oxygen was allegedly set on fire by a patient, causing damage to one room and medical equipm...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue’s Class 1 ISO Rating takes effect October 1

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The City of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department recently received a top rating of Class 1/1X from the Insurance Service Office. The new rating could lead to lower insurance premiums for some homeowners and businesses.

Murfreesboro, Tenn. –  The City of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) recently received a top rating of Class 1/1X from the Insurance Service Office (ISO), improving from Class 2/2X rating in 2016. The new rating could lead to l...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City implements new burn permit fee for commercial construction sites and public gathering bonfires

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The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations hoping to host public gathering bonfires.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations like schools, churches or neighborhood ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

City offices closing in observance of Thanksgiving Day holiday Nov. 26-27

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City Hall and most other city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. St. Clair Street Senior Center will also be closed Thursday and Friday.  Rover, the City’s public tr...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting goes virtual this year

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On the first Friday night of December, holiday revelers usually gather around the courthouse for the annual lighting of the Rutherford County Christmas tree in Downtown Murfreesboro. Main Street organizes this event, which typically features entertainment...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Murfreesboro Christmas Parade Canceled

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The annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade scheduled for December 13 has been canceled for 2020.

“It saddens me that we won’t have the parade, but with the recent uptick of COVID cases in our county, we feel that canceling the parade is t...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection Underway

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Fall Leaf Collection season is underway through December 31, 2020.   

 

City residents are asked to place loose leaves within five to 10 feet of the street so leaf vacuums’ can reach them easily.  Leaves should ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Status of Parks & Recreation Facilities and Programs due to COVID-19

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

City Property Taxes due Dec. 31, 2020

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Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay City property taxes on time.  City property taxes are due by Dec. 31, without incurring interest charges for being late. 

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

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The City is committed to providing a transparent view of our financial data. Our Open Finance Portal provides a transparent look at the types of revenues we collect and how those public funds are spent. 

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Murfreesboro Police increases seat belt enforcement during “CLICK IT OR TICKET” Mobilization

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Police arrest man and woman accused of robbing two Murfreesboro businesses at gunpoint

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Nashville man and woman, accused of robbing two businesses at gunpoint, have been arrested.  

 

John T. Harris, 43, and Samira Bostic, 25, were taken into custody without incident at the Safari Inn Monday ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Quicker alarm response time expected in Murfreesboro with implementation of ASAP

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro becomes the 7th Emergency Communications Center in Tennessee to decrease processing and response times for home and business alarm-related calls by implementing The Monitoring Association’s A...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Long-time MPD Sergeant retires after three decades

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Sergeant Brad Ballard retires after 30 years of dedicated service.

 

“The men and women of the department are not only best friends, they are family,” Ballard ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2020

Police looking for suspect in fatal overnight shooting

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Nashville man is shot and left for dead in his vehicle in Murfreesboro on Saturday, Oct. 24. 

 

22-year-old Blake Boulton was found near the intersection of Stonewall Blvd. and N. Tennessee Blvd. by a Murf...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

West Tennessee registered sex offender found guilty of raping young Murfreesboro girl

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Jackson man, already on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted by a Rutherford County jury for raping a 12-year-old girl in March 2018, in an unrelated case.

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Man in stolen car arrested for alleged drug possession after causing multi-vehicle crash

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –   A man, with drugs, in a stolen vehicle plows through a red light causing a multi-vehicle crash after police attempted to make a traffic stop for reckless driving on Tuesday, Oct. 20.  An unknown male pas...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Several people arrested for stealing thousands of dollars in items from businesses and selling them

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Chain saws, weed eaters, drills, tools, and home security systems are some of the items Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives recovered that were stolen from various businesses and sold to a local pawn shop.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Behind The Badge 4th Quarter Edition

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Citizens can safely dispose of their unused and expired prescription drugs by making a trip to the lobby of the Murfreesboro Police Department. The latest episode with Public Information Officer Larry Flowers also features ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

Two teenagers arrested in connection to Gunnerson Avenue fatal shooting

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives and patrol officers arrest two teens in connection to the homicide of Javarius Malone that occurred on Gunnerson Ave. Sunday, Sept. 27.

Corey Lillard, Jr., 18, and a 17-year-ol...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Noon Exchange Club names MPD Detective Cody Thomas as ‘Officer of the Year’

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Detective Cody Thomas has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

 “I am humbled to be chosen as the &lsqu...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

MWRDCA's 'H2O Distance Learning Pod' for Students!

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The H2O Distance Learning Pod is a collaborative effort by the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department’s Community Affairs (MWRDCA), Rutherford County Stormwater Project WET (Project WET), and the Stones River Watershed Association (SRWA) as a d...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Cold Weather Readiness & Recovery Tips

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When the temperature drops below 32 degrees F, water in your pipes can freeze and burst. To safe guard your pipes against bursting during periods of frigid temperatures, you can use a couple of simple precautions to protect your pipes.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Water Resources begins N. Highland Ave. water and sewer upgrades

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Water Resources Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is scheduled to begin work on water and/or sewer replacements in the N. Highland neighborhood, beginning Monday, Aug. 24.  No through traffic will be allowed on streets where sewer and water li...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Murfreesboro Water urges customers to "Don't Flush Wipes!"

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A growing concern for the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD), is the excess use of disposable (often labeled flushable) wipes  and similar products being flushed into our sewer system, causing major blockages. Due to the curr...

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