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Posted on: August 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] ‘In the City’ features safe paddling, the Water Resources Recovery Facility, monument, more

ITC AUG 2023

Safety Tips for enjoying summer fun on area waterways, major renovations to the Murfreesboro Water Resources Recovery Facility, and a unique monument honoring unmarked graves at Evergreen Cemetery. Some of the stories featured this month “In the City.” 


CityTV magazine Host Michael Linn White and producer Steve Burris present the latest happenings in Murfreesboro. The August edition of “In the City” is airing on CityTV, YouTube and other City of Murfreesboro platforms. 


Watch “In the City” on YouTube at links to individual stories are provided below for viewing convenience. Stories in the August edition of “In the City” include: 

  • With summer in full swing, a Stones River Water Association program shows paddling enthusiasts how to stay safe on local waterways. Part of the Safety Program is to make boaters aware of how to gauge water levels. MFRD provided information on Swift Water Rescue and promoted the What3Words App to locate boaters in trouble 
  • The Murfreesboro Water Resources Recovery Facility looks to stay ahead of the City’s growth with major renovations. Plant Manager John Strickland highlights the changes in water quality in the 21st Century. Learn more in a report by Steve Burris about the Biosolids Polymer System, Thermal Drying Process, Hydraulic Capacity, and Electrical Infrastructure  
  • Saint Clair Senior Center shares vital information about local services and resources for seniors through a Vendor Fair. Everything from vision care and pet care to gardening and more highlighted by Health and Wellness Coordinator Laura Grissom in this report by John Padgett  
  • A new, unique African American Monument honoring unmarked graves of Oaklands Mansion slaves is dedicated at Evergreen Cemetery. Mary Watkins of the African American Heritage Society and Councilmember Madelyn Scales Harris address the importance of the memorial in this report by CityTVs Michael Linn White  
  • Teenagers who wanted to learn the ins and outs of being a firefighter attended the MFRD Teen Fire Academy at the City’s Doug Young Safety Training Facility. Find out from the next generation about the tough training exercises in the Academy  
  • The 55th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference attracted firefighters from across the state to learn about new technologies in firefighting and to network at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro 
  • Meet Murfreesboro’s new Fire Chief. Mark McCluskey, who was first hired as a firefighter in 1985, was recently named the new Murfreesboro Fire Chief. McCluskey oversees a department with 244 employees, including eleven civilians  
  • Marcus Delaney highlights activities to enjoy at Cannonsburgh Village, highlighting 100 years of Tennessee life from the 1830s to the 1930s. Storytelling can be heard and seen at Cannonsburgh Village, Tuesday through Sunday. Visit the Cannonsburgh Village Facebook page and calendar or call 615-890-0355  
  • Michael Linn White is helping the Solid Waste team communicate the Dos and Dont’s--the items that should not be thrown into the City Garbage containers, like electronics and computers, Lithium batteries, construction debris, metal fencing, pipes, carpeting and plumbing fixtures. Don’t dispose paint cans filled with paint, but paint containers can be if emptied and dried out before proper disposal For more, visit 
  • Rutherford County now has Text 9-1-1 for emergencies. Watch a special promo revealing how the new text system works. “Call if you can, Text if you Can’t 911” 


The August 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. 


View Murfreesboro CityTV on Comcast Xfinity Channels 3 and 1094, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV, and Mobile devices via the App store. 


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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