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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Murfreesboro Sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $1,027,178 transportation alternative grant to the city of Murfreesboro for the Mercury Boulevard Sidewalk Project.

The project w...

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Office of the Governor News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

MTSU News: Special August MTSU Star Parties, panel discussion planned ahead of solar eclipse

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In anticipation of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, MTSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is planning two special Friday Star Parties and an on-campus panel discussion with leading U.S. astronomers one day before the natural phenomenon occu...

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MTSU Solar Eclipse Events
Posted on: July 14, 2017

TDOT Update: Broad & Memorial Interchange; intersection closing scheduled for July 28-31

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The past three months have been extremely productive on our project. Bell and their respective subcontractors have substantially completed the northeast ramp, the western bridge abutment, interior bent #2, and the eastern bridge abutment. Then they shifte...

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TDOT Broad & Memorial Project webpage
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Murfreesboro City Schools Host Back to School Open House Aug. 3

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Murfreesboro City Schools invites parents, students and families to its district-wide open house. All 12 Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting an open house at their school on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Meeting school administrators, speaking with teac...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Single-Family Detached Permits rise in 2017 in healthy local economy

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Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in 2017.  At the mid-way point (Jan.- June 2017), the number of single-family detached permits issued (558) was 29 units above the 529 units permitted in the first six months ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability

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The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Notice of Funding Availability for the Acquisition of Real Property Program for FY 2017-18.  The grant projects must benefit low-income residents of Murfreesboro with affor...

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Acquisition of Real Property Program
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation to host Flick N’ Float July 19

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The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department in honor of National Park and Recreation Month will be hosting an outdoor movie at Sports*Com’s “Boro Beach” outdoor pool on Wednesday, July 19 (rescheduled from the original d...

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Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Public Meeting on Brinkley Road Improvement Project from Manson Pike to Franklin Road July 18

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The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public informational meeting at Blackman Community Club, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., to provide an opportunity for the public to review plans on the proposed Brinkley Road Improvement Pro...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

City Council to hear MTSU study on housing and services partnership July 13

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The Murfreesboro City Council will gather in a workshop session Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine St., to review a needs assessment study conducted by MTSU on coordinating a joint partnership response to homeles...

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City Community Development Department
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Planning Commission Public Hearing on Murfreesboro 2035 July 12

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will gather to conduct a public hearing on the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m., Wed., July 12, 2017.

The public hearing will be held in Council Chambers in City Hall, 111 W Vine Street prior to consideri...

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Murfreesboro Planning Department
Posted on: July 6, 2017

July episode of ‘In the City’ features classic cars, Habitat for Humanity houses, and more

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The July 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of July. You can watch this month’s show featuring The Great Race, on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

STUDY: MTSU creates $1 billion economic impact, 8,400 jobs across state

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Middle Tennessee State University is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates $1.12 billion in revenues and over $408 million in wages and salaries, a new economic report released Tuesday (June 27) shows.

The report by the Busines...

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MTSU Business and Economic Research Center
Posted on: June 20, 2017

City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest for...

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View Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Posted on: May 24, 2017

City Streets Division fighting mosquitoes in known problem areas

Mosquito iStock-511984734.jpg The City of Murfreesboro is battling mosquitoes again this spring by attacking larvae with a mosquito-attacking larvicide known as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).   The Murfreesboro Street Division is sending crews to mosquito-prone lo...Read on... Watch YouTube Video
Posted on: May 8, 2017

‘Play Ball’: Grand Opening for Murfreesboro Miracle Field

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Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro gathered for an official Grand Opening ceremony of the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park, Saturday, May 6. The special event included three one-inning games betwe...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

City Council adopts proposed West Park Master Plan

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve a proposed Master Plan for development of the West Park on an area known as the McDonald farm property.  The 123-acre parcel of land, purchased by the City in 2016, is bordered by Blackman R...Read on...

Parks & Recreation Department webpage
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017

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Jones Boulevard, a narrow 2-lane roadway that stretches in the center of neighborhoods between Broad Street and Memorial Blvd, will be undergoing a major improvement beginning in late 2017.  To watch a 2-minute CityTV YouTube video of th...Read on...

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Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

MFRD Battalion Chief Retires with Nearly 40 Years of Service

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Battalion Chief Dale Maynard is hanging up his helmet after nearly 40 years of service. Maynard's last day is Saturday, July 8.

Maynard was hired in September 1977 after his wife's uncle encouraged him to work for the city. "He was a Dispatcher at the time," said Maynard, and "he told me working for the city would be a great opportunity for me." Maynard recall...Read on...

Transportation

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