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Posted on: September 16, 2022

City’s Public Works annual Fall Leaf Collection begins Oct. 1

Leaf Pile

It is that time of year again—cooler nights, football, pumpkin spice, and leaves begin to change color and fall.

 

The 2022 Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 1. During this peak season, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled c...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

MTSU Housing Report: State 'saw robust to mixed economic outcomes'

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Middle Tennessee State University’s latest “Housing Tennessee” report shows “mixed economic outcomes” for a housing market that remains strong but showed signs of cooling in the second quarter of the year....

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

September ‘In the City’ features Middle Half, Notes Live, Airport Hangar, more on YouTube and CityTV

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CityTV and its monthly video magazine “In the City,” is currently airing its latest edition on YouTube, CityTV and other platforms throughout the month of September. Get the latest City news at https://youtu.be/c57bG2WNqlU&...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Main Street Murfreesboro, Sarah Callender, featured on “The Insider”

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Main Street Murfreesboro, the nonprofit program critical to creating and maintaining the vibrancy of downtown, is featured this month on “The Insider,” the City’s official podcast. Executive Director Sarah Callender discusses her vision ...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Lance Hofmeister as a STARS recipient

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In April, Murfreesboro Police Officer Lance Hofmeister noticed an elderly female walking down the side of a busy roadway with her walker. He stopped and offered her a ride in his patrol car to her hair appointment. Unknown to him, his ki...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Discovery and Salem Elementary Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Salem Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Bradley Academy and Black Fox Elementary missing the designation by fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Te...

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City News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

MCS Teachers Receive State and National Awards

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) excelled at the Tennessee Department of Education Excellence in Education banquet. MCS teachers were prominent as the state recognized the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year finalists, Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Math ...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Gov. Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce McNeilus to Establish Manufacturing in Murfreesboro

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced today that Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, will be investing more than...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

VIDEO AVAILABLE Murfreesboro City Council approves Notes Live amphitheater project

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (Aug 10) to approve a finalized Development Agreement with Notes Live INC for a new live entertainment campus at the southeast corner of Medical Center Pkwy and Gateway Blvd. The City and Notes Live finalized ...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Council approves “property swap” with MTE

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, June 23, 2022, to approve an exchange of property with Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) for land that will be developed into a park for the western portion of Murfreesboro. 

 

The Real Estate “P...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Council approves Fiscal Year 2023 Budget on second reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 8) approved the City’s $247.1 million proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting on May 19 and public hearing and first reading M...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2022

CityTV mobile phone App available in App store for Apple and Android

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CityTV, Murfreesboro’s government public affairs, news, and educational television service, is now available for viewing through a downloadable mobile phone App on Apple and Android devices.  

 

Mobile users can view CityTV progr...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Rutherford County Farmers' Market at Lane Agri-Park May 13-Oct. 28

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The Rutherford County Farmers Market is a producer-only farmers' market located in the indoor/open air Community Center at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. Since 1975, our mission has been to support economically viable, producer-only farming ...

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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Brinkley Road Phase I improvements near Blackman H.S. slated for 2022

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Feb. 3) to approve a $3.8 million construction contract with Bell Construction along with engineering services and testing of construction materials for improvements to Brinkley Road Phase 1. ...

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City News
Posted on: December 29, 2021

City of Murfreesboro joins legal battle over the creation of a new landfill adjacent to Middle Point

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On December 20th, Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Russell T. Perkins ordered that, in light of newly discovered evidence, the application of a Republic Services’ subsidiary to construct a new landfill be returned to the Central Tennessee Re...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Brother and sister escape burning house, two dogs saved; family displaced

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Murfreesboro Fire Marshal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left an 18-year-old male injured on Thursday September 22.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Marshal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left an 18-year-old male injured on Thursday September 22.

 

The male and his 17-year-old sister escaped the hom...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Murfreesboro firefighters rescue man from 10-feet-deep trench

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Murfreesboro firefighters rescue man from 10-feet-deep trench

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters rescued a construction worker who fell down a 10-feet-deep trench Tuesday afternoon.

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 25, 2022

MFRD Engineer owes life to Marion County detective who died in helicopter crash

MFRD HONEYCUTT OWES LIFE

MFRD Engineer Benjamin Honeycutt says he owes his life to Matt Blansett, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective who died Tuesday in a helicopter crash. Honeycutt was in a near-fatal car crash 23 years ago and Blansett came to the rescue.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Benjamin Honeycutt says he owes his life to Matt Blansett, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective who died Tuesday in a helicopter crash.  Honey...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Mayor recognizes MFRD Engine 9 Crew as STARS for rescuing infant from hot SUV

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 21, 2022) - Murfreesboro Fire Rescue firefighters Capt. Tim Lampitt, Marcus Cartwright, Tyson Donaldson, Richard Goodyear, and Justin Dillard were honored July 21, 2022, as STARS for saving an infant child&r...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Firefighters, off-duty nurse helped save life of infant locked in a hot car; woman charged with DUI

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 28, 2022) – A five-week-old baby locked inside a hot SUV was pulled to safety by fast-acting firefighters who broke the windows and removed the infant.  An off-duty nurse assisted with other life-savin...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Outdoor burning ban lifted

OUTDOOR BURN BAN

NEW:  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 13, 2022) - After several days of significant rainfall, the joint burn ban for the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has been lifted.  

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 24, 2022) – The fire marsh...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Two stranded 18-year-olds rescued after kayak overturns in fast-moving water

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 3, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swiftwater Rescue team rescues two teens clinging to trees after their kayak overturned in fast-moving water on the Stones River.

The 18-years-olds, a male a...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 23, 2022

911 Center employees are now Train-the-Trainer CIT certified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) -  Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Emergency Operations Coordinator Becki Green and Communications Specialist II Brady Lutton are now 911 CIT certified through the Tennessee Emergency Communications...
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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 16, 2022

MFRD Hazmat team responds after woman felt ill after opening package; package is harmless

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 16, 2022) – A Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Hazmat team has determined nothing harmful was inside an envelope after a woman opened it and reported feeling ill on Monday, May 16. 

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

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When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters helped to evacuate others.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solicit feedback after a call is made to the ECC.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: March 31, 2022

County Fire Departments Provide Mutual Aid for Sevier County Wildfire

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Several fire departments in Rutherford County are sending equipment and manpower to help battle the Sevier County wildfire in East Tennessee after a request for assistance was issued through the Tennessee Mutual Aid System.

Three members of the La Vergne Fire and Rescue Department were sent Wednesday night on a company pumper truck along with three members of Rutherford County Fire Department who provided a company tanker truck. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department sent eight...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Fire Marshal implements burn ban

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) has issued a ban on any open burning due to the current red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service until further notice.

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas made the decision Friday afternoon after firefighters responded to multiple mulch, grass, and brush fires. 

 

“Due to current fire responses and the wind conditions in the city of Murfreesbo...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department announces promotions

MFRD PROMOTION JAN 2022

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks announces the promotion of two long-time employees.

 

Mark McCluskey has been promoted to assistant chief of operations. McClusk...

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Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Battalion Chief Tim Swan to serve as interim assistant Chief of Operations

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -  Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Battalion Chief Tim Swann will be stepping up to serve as the Interim Assistant Chief of operations, according to Interim Fire Chief Mark McCluskey.

Swann started his career with MF...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

City manager names interim fire chief

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Assistant Chief of Operations Mark McCluskey has been named interim fire chief by City Manager Craig Tindall.  
McCluskey assumed the new role on Wednesday, July 20 after the resignation of...
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Fire Rescue - Spotlight

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection Underway

Fall Leaf Collection 2020

Fall Leaf Collection season is underway through January 31 and is free of charge during this time.   

 

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

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Harvest Days

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Old-time demonstrations, live music, dance, antique car show, crafters, vendors, food trucks, blacksmith demonstrations, art exhibit, hayrides, story telling, and more.

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Barfield Bash Carnival

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Play some ghostly games and win some frighteningly fun prizes, enjoy spooky music, and participate in a chilling costume contest! There will be a startling story time, family fun carnival games and a fortune teller, just to name a few.Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Airport STEAM Festival on October 22, 2022

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The Murfreesboro Airport STEAM festival will have several static displays showing off aviation and what MBT brings to the community. There will be educational opportunities to engage in that will teach everyone the fundamentals of aviation. We’re still go...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Old Scream Road at Barfield Crescent Park

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The scariest hayride into the depths of Barfield Park! Who or what is lurking in the woods? Do you dare find out? Recommended for ages 10+.
Time Details: Starts at dark. Tickets sold until 9 PM.
Location: Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 697 Veterans Parkway,...
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Additional Info... In the Spotlight
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Mayor McFarland announcement regarding Middle Point Landfill lawsuit

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On August 10, 2022 the Murfreesboro City Council authorized a federal lawsuit against Republic Services, Inc., BFI Waste Services of Tennessee, LLC, and Republic Services of Tennessee, LLC to address ongoing environmental problems at Middle Point Landfill...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Odor Reporting Portal - Middle Point Landfill

Odor Reporting Portal

On September 20, 2021, the City of Murfreesboro launched a website for the public to report odors or gas believed to be coming from the Middle Point Landfill (“MPL”). The site, http://murfreesborotn.report/, contains a simple complaint form. shor...

Odor Reporting Portal

Odor Reporting Portal In the Spotlight
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. 

Amounts for the current fiscal year (July 1...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

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Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crime Stoppers called P3 Global Intel.Community me...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

UPDATE: Victim identified in Wednesday fatal shooting in fast-food restaurant parking lot

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (September 30, 2022)  The victim in Wednesday night's fatal shooting in the parking lot of McDonald’s has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Washington of Murfreesboro.

 

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Police
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Police investigating a weekend shooting at apartment complex

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Police investigating a weekend shooting at apartment complex

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives are investigating a shooting wher...

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Police
Posted on: September 13, 2022

NEW Driver charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Labor Day crash on E. Clark Blvd.

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Driver charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Labor Day crash on E. Clark Blvd.

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team investigators have arrested the driver of the car th...

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Police
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Police warn ‘Felony Lane Gang’ operating again in Murfreesboro

FELONY LANE GANG

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives warn that a “Felony Lane Gang” is operating in the area again.  The notorious group ...

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Police
Posted on: September 4, 2022

Police investigating Labor Day weekend fatal crash on East Clark Blvd.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a single car wreck that left one person dead and four others injured on Sunday, Sept. 4.

 

The fatal crash occur...

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Police
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Car burglars still on the run after stealing multiple vehicles, firing shots at officers

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  No officers were injured when a group of car burglars fired at them during a foot pursuit on West Street Monday morning.  The individuals remain on the run.

Police received a call around 4:57 a.m. for an a...

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Police
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Police investigating Thursday morning shooting

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division detectives have identified two persons of interest in the shooting of a Murfreesboro man on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Officers responded to the Chariot ...

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Police
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Domestic violence detective retires

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Domestic Violence Detective Kelvin T. Jones is retiring after 25-years of dedicated service with the department.

 

“I’m definitely going to miss my unit, se...

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Police
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Wanted Nashville man arrested in Murfreesboro driving stolen SUV

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A man is arrested and facing multiple charges after stealing an SUV with the keys inside from East Nashville and leading Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers on a foot chase Tuesday morning, Aug....

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Police
Posted on: July 30, 2022

UPDATE: Driver facing charges for Saturday fatal crash on Memorial Blvd.; deceased victim identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A 33-year-old man is facing vehicular homicide charges after allegedly causing a two-vehicle wreck that claimed one person’s life. Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) investigators believe the man may have been drinking an...

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Police
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Murfreesboro PD warns residents of home rental scam

Scam Alert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 18, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division fraud detectives are warning residents not to fall victim to crafty home rental scammers. 

Since the beginning of the year, th...

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Police
Posted on: July 1, 2022

MPD warns public of extortion scams targeting residents of Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) fraud detectives are warning residents about a phone scam from callers claiming to be from Mexican cartels and threatening harm t...

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Police
Posted on: July 1, 2022

MPD police parks officer retires

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (July 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Danny Adamson is retiring after more than 17 years of dedicated service to the residents of the City of Murfreesboro.

Adamson began his employment with MP...

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Police
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Restaurant manager fires shot at customer after dispute over food, parking lot disturbance

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 23, 2022) – A fast-food restaurant manager has been arrested for shooting at a customer after a dispute over food and a disturbance in the parking lot of Checkers on Wednesday, June 22.

The manager, Sherrika Sta...

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Police
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in the fatal head-on crash in where an 11-year-old died

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         Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and other charges in the fatal head-on crash in where an 11-year-old died

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 20, 2022) – A Murfreesboro m...

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Police
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Behind The Badge June 2022 Episode

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 20, 2022) – Three Murfreesboro Police Department officers receive the Jerry Anderson Hero Award for helping to save the life of a baby. The latest episode of ‘Behind The Badge’ with Public I...

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Police
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Police arrest ‘Rock Burglar’ after attempting to break into another local business

Rock Burglar Arrest

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 17, 2022) – Persistent old-fashioned police work by Murfreesboro Police Department officers, detectives, and crime data analysts led to the arrest of the man known to law enforcement as the ‘Rock Burg...

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Police
Posted on: June 6, 2022

UPDATE: Driver charged and arrested in fatal pedestrian crash; pedestrian identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 6, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) investigators have charged a Georgia woman with vehicular homicide after she hit and killed a Murfreesboro man while crossing the street on ...

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Police
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Police investigating a SUV versus pedestrian crash involving small child

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – A three-year-old is accidentally hit and injured by a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) after the child ran into traffic on busy Old Fort Pkwy. on Thursday, May 26.

The little girl was rushed to Vanderbilt...

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Police
Posted on: May 25, 2022

A 2021 prostitution/sex trafficking investigation leads to the indictment and arrest of Florida man

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 25, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Special Investigations Division Vice Unit detectives, with assistance from special agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), arrest a Florida ...

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Police
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Fatal head-on collision crash on Lascassas Pike

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 24, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) is investigating a head-on collision which took the life of an 11-year-old child and left five others injured on Monday, May ...

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Police
Posted on: May 19, 2022

UPDATE: 17-year-old shooter in after-graduation shooting held in detention

AFTER GRADUATION UPDATE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) – The 17-year-old shooter in the Riverdale High School after-graduation shooting at MTSU will remain in juvenile detention.  

A probable cause/detention hearing was held for the teen in Rutherf...

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Police
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

Brady Lutton Communications Specialist  II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accur...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reward offered for arrest of serial ‘Rock Burglar’

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 11, 2022) – Rutherford County CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial ‘Rock Burglar.’   The burglar broke into two more local busines...

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Police
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Police
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Jaydin Davis and MFRD Captain David Bricker with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Department Officer Jaydin Davis and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Captain David Bricker were honored April 21, 2022, with STARS awards. Bricker and Davis demonstrated exemplary service by going above and beyond to assist...

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Police
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Serial ‘Rock Burglar’ hits multiple local businesses; police need help identifying burglar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 27, 2022) – Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing dozens of businesses over the past five months.  The thief targets area businesses in the early morning ...

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Police
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Murfreesboro police celebrate the promotion of three new captains, two lieutenants, & two sergeants

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 25, 2022) – Murfreesboro Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of seven members of the department.  Three lieutenants were promoted to captain, two sergeants to lieutenant and two officers to t...

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Police
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Police urging residents not to confront criminals after car burglars & homeowner exchange gunfire

CAR BURGLARIES

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 20, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department is urging residents not to confront car burglars after a homeowner exchanged gunfire with two people attempting to break into a neighbor’s vehicle on Sunday, April 17...

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Police
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Police urge residents to lock their vehicles, remove guns & valuables after rash of auto burglaries

CAR BURGLARY PERSON OF INTEREST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 8, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Crimes Against Property detectives are urging residents to lock their automobiles and remove valuables after multiple car break-ins where 13 firearms have been stolen over the past...

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Police
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Police
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Man stabbed to death; roommate arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives arrest a man they believe stabbed his roommate to death and left his lifeless body inside their rented condo. ...

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Police
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Police arrest son for killing his father and injuring his mother; motive unclear

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 31, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrest a man for stabbing and beating his father to death and injuring his mother on Wednesday, March 30.

DeJahn Tyson, 21, has...

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Police
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Five people arrested in the 2020 ‘ambush’ shooting, homicide of a Murfreesboro man

HOMICIDE SUSPECTS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 18, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), U.S. Marshals Service agents in Memphis, and Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies arrest five people for the homicide of 20-year-old Montavis Jones at a Murfree...

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Police
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Police shut down drug operation at a local hotel; two people arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 10, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Special Investigation Division narcotics detectives arrest a man and woman at a Murfreesboro hotel on drugs and gun charges on Tuesday, March 8.  The t...

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Police
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Pedestrian hit by car, officers urge drivers to take precaution to avoid sun glare

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 1, 2022) - A driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene in Murfreesboro says she was temporally blinded by the sun Tuesday morning.

The pedestrian was hit while walking along W. Molloy Lane around 6:38 a.m. He was found lying...

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Police
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Murfreesboro Police names new deputy chief

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 23, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen names Captain Steve Jarrell as the new deputy chief. 

Jarrell is a 27-year-veteran of MPD.  He joined the department in ...

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Police
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Mother, son arrested after detectives seize drugs, guns, and money

SID BUST (1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 17, 2022) – A mother and son are arrested on drugs and firearms charges after members of the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Division/Gang Unit seized drugs, guns, and cash from their apartment on Monday...

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Police
Posted on: February 13, 2022

Police investigating confrontation that led to fatal shooting, mother and son injured

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 13, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a mother and son injured on Sunday, Feb. 13.

 

The fatal shooting ...

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Police
Posted on: February 12, 2022

Habibi Hookah Café and TBI 10 Most Wanted homicide suspect arrested in Colorado

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 17, 2022) – A collaborative effort between the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the United States Marshals Office, and Weld County Colorado Sheriff’s Office resulted in the captur...

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Police
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Traffic stop nets drugs, guns, and thousands of dollars in cash

SID BUST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – A routine traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police Department Directed Patrol Unit officers nets nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, drugs, and loaded guns on Wednesday, Feb. 9.   Po...

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Police
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Murfreesboro Police Department adds first mental health co-responder

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (February 11, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) has partnered with Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System in adding the department's first mental health co-responder.

 

Heath...

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Police
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Man arrested for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 4, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Crimes Against Property detectives arrest a man for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins over a two-day period.

Brett Smith, 26, of Mur...

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Police
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Murfreesboro police help bust a multi-state car burglary and fraud ring

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 14, 2021) – Two men are arrested as part of a multi-state crime spree, accused of breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks, and then using them to make fraudulent ...

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Police
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Man robs Murfreesboro bank; fits description of man who robbed a different bank weeks earlier

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 7, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a bank on the city’s westside on Friday, Jan. 7. The bank robber may be the same man who robbed a different bank in the...

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Police
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Veteran Murfreesboro police officer retires after more than three decades

Officer Lee Brandon Retirement

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 29, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officer Lee Brandon has retired after 32-years of untiring devotion and dedicated service.

 

Brandon began his career with MPD in June 1989 as a patrol officer....

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Police
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Noon Exchange Club names Johnathan Pope ‘Officer of the Year’

Johnathan Pope Officer of the Year

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 21, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Field Training Officer Johnathan Pope has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Exchange Club president Bria...

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Police
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2021) - Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crim...

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Police
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder

WHO MURDERED TERRELL RAY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor.

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Media Releases Archive

MEDIA RELEASES

Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive.  

The Media Releases date back to 2015.


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News Flash

Posted on: August 22, 2022

Two MPD detectives promoted to sergeant

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Police Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of two detectives to the rank of sergeant.

Sergeant Adam Boisseau started his career with MPD in April 2008.  ...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Emergency Communications Director receives promotion in Tennessee Army National Guard

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Congratulations are in order for Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Director Seth Russell on his recent promotion from Major to Lieutenant Colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard. 

Russell is currently the Brigade Ope...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Emergency Communications employees are now CIT Train-the-Trainer certified

CIT TRAIN THE TRAINER

Congratulations to Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Emergency Operations Coordinator Becki Green and Communications Specialist II Brady Lutton are now 911 CIT certified through the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board and NAMI, in collabor...
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Police - Spotlight

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2022

2021 Annual Water Quality Report

2021 AWQR

The 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our website at murfreesborotn.gov/awqr. The purpose of this water quality report is to provide information regarding your drinking water.  We want to keep you informed about the water and s...

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2021 Annual Water Quality Report Water Resources
Posted on: September 10, 2021

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