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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 16

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

City Council adopts resolution requesting City Charter change

Doug Young.jpg The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to adopt a resolution requesting the Tennessee General Assembly pass a Private Act amending the Murfreesboro Charter in order to fill the vacancy left by the late Vice Mayor Doug Young. If the Tennessee Gener...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Renew Your Driver’s License at Linebaugh Public Library

Kiosk 0112-driver license-5781 Large.jpg The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a Driver’s License Renewal Kiosk for Rutherford County residents. The kiosk was secured for this central, downtown location at the ...Read on... Linebaugh Library System
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Jan. 24 Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input for West Park at Blackman High School


The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed West Park on a 123-acre parcel of land bordered by Blackman Road, Burnt Knob Road, Veterans Parkway, and I-840 in the Blackman area known as the M...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’ delivers MTSU Basketball to heat-up your January

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It may be cold outside but inside the friendly confines of Murphy Center the color is all ‘Blue’ and the action couldn’t be hotter.  In fact, speaking of blue, January’s edition of ‘Adventures in ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

City announces ‘Vendor Registry’ for online vendor management

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The City of Murfreesboro Purchasing Department has partnered with Knoxville-based Vendor Registry to streamline the purchasing process for vendors and suppliers. Vendors can access Vendor Registry at https://vendorregistry.com/.

“The Purchasing Depart...Read on...

Vendor Registry
Posted on: January 4, 2017

City Launches Online City Code and Charter

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The City of Murfreesboro has launched an electronic City Code and Charter through Municode, an online legal code hosting website that connects citizens to the City’s Code of Ordinances and Charter. Citizens can access the Murfreesboro Code at https://www...Read on...

City Code & Charter
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Solid Waste Advisory Council, North Murfreesboro Greenway, more featured ‘In the City’

Cecilia H 22.jpg ‘In the City’ features the Solid Waste Advisory Council, the North Murfreesboro Greenway, and more this month. The January 2017 television magazine show is available for viewing on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TquGSP5I1y4. Watch "In the C...Read on... Watch "In the City"
Posted on: January 6, 2017

‘Interfaith Dental Clinic’ featured in January’s ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

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January’s “Murfreesboro Storytellers” features the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Murfreesboro, a clinic dedicated to serving the uninsured, low-income, working population and seniors. The episode can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RztadFkPRCs.
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Posted on: January 5, 2017

City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow

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The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season.

The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 900 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for the winter season. The sal...Read on...

Murfreesboro Streets Division
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Murfreesboro Parks recipient of numerous TRPA awards

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In November, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers received a total of 30 awards at the 2016 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) Conference held in Memphis, TN.

TRPA is a non-profit professional society of ap...Read on...

Parks & Recreation webpage
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Nate Williams appointed Assistant City Parks & Recreation Director

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Angela Jackson has appointed Nate Williams as assistant director of the Parks & Recreation Department. Williams previously served as recreation superintendent since 2011.

“Nate Williams has been an integr...Read on...

Parks & Recreation webpage
Posted on: December 29, 2016

TDOT Grant provides funding for Rutherford Boulevard Project

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.35M Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant for an Adaptive Signal Control Technology System for seven miles of roadway.

The project includes Rutherford Boulevard (Southwest Broad...Read on...

City Transportation Department
Posted on: December 15, 2016

City Council OKs design proposal for ‘daylighting’ Town Creek

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize Griggs & Maloney Engineering to conduct planning and design phase of “daylighting” Town Creek from Murfree Springs to South Church Street.  Phase 1 of the Town Creek remediation project would n...Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Angela Jackson named Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Director

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City Manager Rob Lyons has named Angela Jackson as Director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department. Jackson has served as interim director since August 2016 following the retirement of long-time director Lanny Goodwin. Prior to being name...Read on...

Parks & Recreation webpage
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Marty J. McCurry named Director of Golf Department

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City Manager Rob Lyons has named Marty J. McCurry as Director of Golf for the City of Murfreesboro. McCurry takes up the role of retiring director Tracy Wilkins who has served as director since 1987. Wilkins will retire in January 2017.

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Golf Department webpage
Posted on: December 9, 2016

City of Murfreesboro Launches Online Tax Website

Online Tax Webpage.jpg Murfreesboro Citizens no longer have to make a trip to City Hall or use the postal service to make property tax payments.  Melissa Wright, City Recorder/Finance Director for the City of Murfreesboro, announced today that an innovative new websi...Read on... Online Tax Website
Posted on: December 8, 2016

John Floyd to be honored by City Schools Foundation Feb. 3

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John Floyd will join an elite group of civic leaders to be honored by The City Schools Foundation for their support of public education at the 10th Annual Excellence in Education Celebration on Feb 3, 2017. Floyd was instrumental in the creation of The Ci...Read on...

Murfreesboro City Schools webpage
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Golf Director Tracy Wilkins announces plans for retirement effective January 27

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City Golf Department Director Tracy Wilkins has announced plans for retirement, effective January 27, 2017. Wilkins announced the decision to his staff this week after submitting his intention to retire in a letter to City Manager Rob Lyons, October 31, 2...Read on...

Golf Department webpage

Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Captain Avaritt Retires with 29 Years of Service/Engineer Mikolon Promoted to Captain

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Captain John Avaritt retired January 1 with 29 years of service.

Avaritt began his career with the department as a Dispatcher in November 1987. Avaritt says he was inspired to join the department, when then Firefighter Mark McCluskey visited the IGA grocery store where Avaritt worked and talked about what a great job h...Read on...


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