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Posted on: December 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] December "In the City" features Center for the Arts, Hwy 99 widening, Speed Cushions and more

ITC DEC 2021

Murfreesboro’s December “In the City” is loaded with gifts of information from the community and City departments.  Hwy 99 widening and Speed Cushions to MTSU athletic facility upgrades and Center for the Arts live performances, CityTV has what you need to celebrate your City this holiday season.  


“In the City” is currently airing on YouTube, CityTV and other platforms throughout December, featuring the latest City news at


Stories in the December episode include: 


  • Live theater has returned to Center for the Arts with “Little Women the Musical.” Director Mark David Williams and performer Charlotte Myhre Shealy discuss the excitement and challenges of a live show delayed over a year
  • TDOTs Hwy 99 (New Salem Hwy) widening from I-24 to Cason Lane wrapped up Phase 1 with Phase 2, Middle Tennessee Blvd. to Old Fort Parkway, starting in 2022. Multimedia producer Steve Burris provides a close-up look at the finished Phase 1 and discusses future phases with Public Infrastructure Executive Director Chris Griffith 
  • MTSU unveiled the first phase of plans for multi-million-dollar athletic facilities to give visitors and fans an enhanced impression of the University’s sports venues. Michael Linn White interviews MTSU Athletic Director Chris Massaro on the multi-phase project and showcases the artist renditions of the plans. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 and completed by the 2024 football season
  • The African American Heritage Society is preserving the rich history of Murfreesboro.  The Society unveiled a new historical marker for Benevolent Cemetery, now recognized as a historical landmark.  Margaret McKinley of the Society dates the cemetery’s opening to Lodge #11 of the Colored Benevolent Society which established the cemetery in 1897.  The grounds are now owned by Allen Chapel AME Church.  Many buried in Benevolent Cemetery were members of the military. The new historical marker is located off Park Avenue 
  • Steve Burris takes viewers to a City Council Workshop meeting where the popular topic of Speed Cushions was addressed by City Engineer Michele Emerson.  The Speed Cushion Pilot Study on Alexander Boulevard earlier this year, including area resident feedback and traffic data, generated positive response. Two-thirds of respondents want Speed Cushions to remain on Alexander. Neighborhoods who request Speed Cushions must qualify for study and implementation under current guidelines 
  • Linebaugh Library’s Historical Research Room, recently relocated to the Rutherford County Archives, 435 Rice Street. Focused on Rutherford County history, the room forms a one-stop shop for local history resources. Director of Libraries Rita Shacklett and Rutherford County Archivist John Lodl celebrate the collaboration with a tour of the Archives with records dating back to 1804  
  • Murfreesboro was the last stop for the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Wall That Heals” honoring fallen soldiers of the War.  The replica of the Memorial in Washington, D.C. was built for traveling to 26 communities throughout the United States.  Barfield Crescent Park became the last stop for its 2020-21 tour. More than 58,000 men and women died in service during the Vietnam War. Veteran Brandi Majerus helped coordinate the traveling display, especially healing for veterans who can’t travel to the permanent memorial in Washington, D.C. 
  • Citizens are reminded that City Property Taxes are due on Dec. 31, 2021. The Tax Department will be closed on Dec. 31, allowing payment without interest penalty on or before Jan. 3, 2022.        The three ways to pay taxes include in-person at 111 West Vine Street, Mon-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; mail check to City of Murfreesboro, P.O. Box 1139, 37133-1139; or view and pay your property taxes online at For questions, contact the City Tax Department at 615-893-5210. 
  • Plus, Veterans Breakfast at Saint Clair Street Senior Center, Holiday Cooking Safety, PAWS Pet of the Month, Buy One Get One Free athletic facility passes, CityTV NATOA Awards and Holiday Closings in this edition of “In the City.”  


“In the City” is hosted by Michael Linn White and produced by Steve Burris every month in the studios located at Murfreesboro City Hall.   


The December 2021 episode is airing on CityTV throughout the month or can be viewed anytime on the City of Murfreesboro’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The magazine show airs every day at 8:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. on CityTV.  Murfreesboro CityTV can be viewed on Comcast Xfinity Channels 3 and 1094, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. 

For all the latest City news, visit or watch the most recent newsbreaks and past episodes of “In the City” on our YouTube channel or


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