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Posted on: October 15, 2021

National Homeschool Soccer Championship at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, Oct. 22-23

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Nearly 1,000 high school student athletes and their families will descend on Murfreesboro this month for some exciting soccer action. The National Homeschool Soccer Championship (NHSC) will include two days of intense competition with varsity level boys a...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Rutherford County to Host Free Household Hazardous Waste Event November 6

HHW Flyer 2021

Rutherford County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collections (HHW) on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Items can be taken to the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department located at 4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m....

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

The Center for the Arts resumes season with "Little Women--The Musical" Oct. 22-Nov. 7

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The Center for the Arts is finally reopening its doors and resuming its season since the start of the pandemic with the family-friendly favorite Little Women - The Musical. The production, which was two weeks away from opening in March 2020, opens on Frid...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Street Signs Installed

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Street Signs renaming Mercury Boulevard in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. are now installed. The renaming became official today, October 13, 2021.  

 

The Planning Commission voted May 19, 2021, to rename Mercury Boulevard to Dr...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Rutherford County News: Open Burning Requires Permit

Open Burning

Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) reminds the community that beginning October 15, a permit from the State will be required for open burning.

 

Open burning is defined as “the burning of a bonfire, vegetation debris fire or other fire ...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Oct. 13 Council Special Workshop at Municipal Airport

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a Special Workshop meeting at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Municipal Airport Business Center, Community Room, 1930 Memorial Blvd., to discuss issues with staff.

 

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

‘In the City’ features Rutherford County Library System, Perform Murfreesboro, more

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The Rutherford County Library System is on the move and wants your feedback to plan the future, the talented children of Perform Murfreesboro bring ‘Pirates Past Noon Kids’ to life, and floating down Stones River with CityTV on the Oct...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

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

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The 2021 Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 1 and continues through December 31, 2021.   During this peak season, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled curbside free of charge. Residents can start making plans for raking leaves and sp...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor McFarland recognizes latest STARS Award winners during Council meeting, Sept. 30

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Murfreesboro IT Network Administrator Bobby Leathers and Parks and Recreation Groundskeepers Beau Smith and Matthew Miles were honored Sept. 30, 2021, as the latest STARS award recipients for July and August. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the ...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

City launches website for public to report odors or gas

Odor Management Website

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...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Engineer Michele Emerson talks ‘Speed Cushions’ on “The Insider”

Speed Cushions With City Engineer  Michele Emerson

Effectively Slowing down traffic in pedestrian-sensitive areas is a growing concern of some Murfreesboro neighborhoods. City Engineer Michele Emerson discusses the Speed Cushion Pilot Program on the latest edition of “The Insider.&r...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

MTSU News: MTSU makes Princeton Review's best colleges list for third straight year

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Middle Tennessee State University returned to The Princeton Review’s annual list of the nation’s best colleges for a third consecutive year.

 

MTSU remains the only locally governed institution in Tennessee recognized by the pub...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Discovery and Overall Creek Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Overall Creek Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Erma Siegel Elementary missing the designation by mere fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Tenness...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue earns simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1 rating

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (ISO) Class 1 rating. MFRD earned ...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

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TRC Construction Services began exterior demolition work on some structures at 123 E. College beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, as initial preparation phases for construction of a highly anticipated mixed-use development gets underway. The One East College...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Electric partner in downtown streetlight project

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The City of Murfreesboro, in partnership with Middle Tennessee Electric, initiated a decorative streetlight bulb replacement project in downtown Murfreesboro that will result in energy cost savings. The LED streetlight project is tentatively sche...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City adds 70 acres to southern border of Barfield Crescent Park

Drone Photo of Oakwood Farm

Through a Federal parkland conversion process, the City of Murfreesboro has closed on the purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm located on the southern border of Barfield Crescent Park.  

 

“We are delighted to announce the expans...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Center for the Arts Reopens; announces 2021-22 season line-up

Season Poster 2022

The Center for the Arts' doors will once again be open for audiences as they just announced their 2021-22 season line-up, along with a special pre-season show scheduled for August. 

"We're back!, says Executive Director Pati...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

City of Murfreesboro objects to State’s review of new construction proposed at landfill

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has notified officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City objects to the State’s review ...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflects current best practices

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The City Council is anticipated to approve a revised Solid Waste Ordinance prior to adopting the City’s FY 22 budget to reflect current solid waste best practices, including the bagging of grass clippings and fees for curbside collection of bulk...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Council approves FY22 Budget, emerging from pandemic in “excellent financial condition”

Picture of the FY 22 Budget Cover page

The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 9) approved the City’s $208.4 million proposed FY22 General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting and public hearing May 20, 2021. 

 

“We c...

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