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Posted on: July 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] ‘In the City’ features proposed Downtown Redevelopment, Brinkley Road Phase 1 more in July


Host Michael Linn White and producer Steve Burris present another “In the City” packed with news about the latest happenings in Murfreesboro. The July edition of “In the City” is airing on CityTV, YouTube and other City of Murfreesboro platforms.   


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YouTube links to individual stories are also provided below for convenience.  


Stories in the July edition of “In the City” include: 


  • Phase 1 improvements on Brinkley Road to make walking and biking around Blackman area schools safer. Infrastructure Executive Director Chris Griffith explains the challenges of the project completed by Bell Construction. Phase 1 has been completed with a new bridge over Overall Creek. Phase 2 will widen Brinkley from Manson Pike to Franklin Hwy (96) from two to three lanes                         
  • A new Historical Marker honoring Dr. James Patterson (1887-1969) tells the history of a noted African American native son who dedicated his life to helping others. A WW I veteran and dentist for over 40 years, Patterson worked to improve race relations in Murfreesboro. The marker is located at Paterson Park Community Center                
  • Juneteenth celebrated freedom in Murfreesboro with a gathering at Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center. Marcus Lucas noted how the event annually celebrates “Freedom Day” with food, music, art and more. Juneteenth is short for June 19th–the day Union soldiers notified Texas slaves of freedom through the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years after the historic document was signed by President Lincoln         
  • Downtown Murfreesboro may soon get an 8-acre mixed-use redevelopment along Broad, Vine, and Church streets. Watch as developers share their fine-tuned vision with the City Council after first sharing the Concept Plan in Oct. 2022. The proposal includes a hotel, residential, retail, and commercial development to create a new gateway into Downtown                                       
  • Dancers returned to Murfreesboro from Poland, Mexico, France, and the U.S. to bring a taste of culture with the annual International Folkfest. Katie Turner of Linebaugh Library shares how experiencing other cultures broadens our view of the world             
  • City Arborist Carson Elder shares expertise on common tree diseases in Middle Tennessee, including Kretzchmaria Deusta (commonly known as Brittle Cinder), an aggressive fungus.  Urban Forestry also provides valuable advice on trees and shrubs compromised by the deep freeze last winter 
  • Learn all about the amazing life of Great Horned Owl and other Tennessee owls with the help of the Parks & Recreation Department’s Wilderness Station. For a list of programs visit Outdoor Murfreesboro  
  • Cultural Arts Murfreesboro offers Pop-Up Art Camp in June and July at Old Fort Park. Assistant Program Coordinator Shayla Mayo shares the fun programs offered for children. For more, visit Cultural Arts Murfreesboro on Facebook 
  • Plus, the City Schools “Take20” program wins a national Silver Telly Award; local PGA golfers Allie Knight and Emily Miller qualified for KMPG Women’s Championships; and widening of Old Fort Parkway from the I-24 Interchange to Brinkley Road.     


The July 2023 edition of “In the City” is airing on CityTV throughout the month or viewed anytime on the City of Murfreesboro’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The magazine show airs every day at 8:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. on CityTV. 


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