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Posted on: September 28, 2020

City Water Resources monitors Hydrogen Sulfide after odor complaints

2020 Compton Rd Odor Control Exhibit

What’s that smell? The City Water Resources Department (MWRD) wanted to know whether odors in the North Murfreesboro area in early September were originating from manholes or pump stations along Compton Road.   

 

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Confirmed case of Emerald Ash Borer in Middle Tennessee

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The City of Murfreesboro Street Department advises residents to be aware of a recently confirmed case this summer in Middle Tennessee of Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive wood-boring pest affecting ash trees. 

 

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

MPD receives NAMI Tennessee Criminal Justice Award

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Tennessee (NAMI Tennessee), a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization, names MPD and Chief of Police Michael Bowen as one of two recipients of the 2020 Criminal Justice Award. 

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Sept. 30 deadline nears to participate in 2020 Census

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The U.S. Census Bureau is making a final push to reach households in Rutherford County’s low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census by the fast-approaching Sept. 30 deadline.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 Virtual Greenway Art Festival: A Cultural Arts Interactive Event

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The Greenway Art Festival is a virtual event in 2020, featuring talented artists in an Interactive PDF.  The 2020 Virtual Greenway Art Festival is live at the Greenway Art Festival page at https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/DocumentCenter/Vi...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

WalletHub ranks Murfreesboro 6th Best Real-Estate Market in U.S.; #1 for small cities

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Personal finance website WalletHub.com recently ranked Murfreesboro the 6th Best 2020’s Real-Estate Market in the U.S. and #1 for small cities.

To determine the best local real-estate markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City saves by refinancing debt service issuances

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It is the City of Murfreesboro’s practice to consistently monitor and scrutinize all expenses. This effort incorporates careful management of the City’s debt. With interest rates at historic lows, the City recognized an opportunity to ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Murfreesboro Water Resources sponsors ‘Imagine A Day Without Water' high school video contest

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The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department Community Affairs team (MWRDCA) is getting students excited about the value of water with this year’s “Imagine A Day Without Water” high school video contest. The contest is a groun...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Council election, Rover, ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’ and more ‘In the City’ this month

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Can you “Imagine A Day Without Water”? Join the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department’s high school video contest. The September episode of ‘In the City’ with Michael Linn White also features information...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Tennessee releases new digital tool to help business owners check relief payment eligibility

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Department of Revenue announced today a new digital eligibility tool for small business owners to determine if their business may be eligible for a Tennessee Business Relief Program payment.

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City Water Resources begins N. Highland Ave. water and sewer upgrades

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Water Resources Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is scheduled to begin work on water and/or sewer replacements in the N. Highland neighborhood, beginning Monday, Aug. 24.  No through traffic will be allowed on streets where sewer and water li...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

U.S. Census takers begin visiting homes that have not responded

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Beginning August 11, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin sending census takers to visit homes that have not yet responded to the census. This is an important activity because the number of people counted in our community determines how much federal funding ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

City implements new burn permit fee for commercial construction sites and public gathering bonfires

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The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations like schools, churches or neighborhood groups hoping to host public gat...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

2020 Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

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Solid Waste collection changes during holidays. Please refer to the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule for changes in garbage pickup.

 New Year’s Day, Wednesday Jan 1, 2020 NO CHANGES

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

MFRD firefighters return home after helping with recovery efforts after landfall of Hurricane Sally

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Three Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters are back home after helping with recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Three Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters are back home after helping with recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Three Murfreesboro firefighters deployed to Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

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A team of three Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters will join other agencies from Middle Tennessee deploying to Louisiana ahead of Tropical storm Sally.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 14, 2020) – The Nashville Fire Department will join with other agencies from Middle Tennessee and deploy to Louisiana to aid in search and rescue efforts following Tropical Storm Sally’s ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Deployment canceled; Murfreesboro firefighters returning home

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A group of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters, deployed to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, is returning home after being told the task force team was not needed.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A group of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters, deployed to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, is returning home after being told the task force team was not needed.

MFRD Captain Brian Burgess,...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Three Murfreesboro firefighters join team deployed to Louisiana to assist with Hurricane aftermath

Captain Brain Burgess, Captain Gary Hutchinson, Engineer Justin Anderson

Three Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters are joining a team of others traveling to Louisiana, to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Three Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters are joining a team of others traveling to Louisiana, to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

MFRD Captain Brian Burgess, Captain Gary Hutchinson, and Fir...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Husband and wife escape house fire unharmed

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A man and his wife were able to safely get out of their burning home after a fire in their garage quickly spread Friday, Aug. 21.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A man and his wife were able to safely get out of their burning home after a fire in their garage quickly spread Friday, Aug. 21.

There were no reported injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed the fire may have start...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 11, 2020

U.S. Census takers begin visiting homes that have not responded

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Beginning August 11, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin sending census takers to visit homes that have not yet responded to the census.

Beginning August 11, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin sending census takers to visit homes that have not yet responded to the census. This is an important activity because the number of people counted in our community determines how much federal funding ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

City implements new burn permit fee for commercial construction sites and public gathering bonfires

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The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations hoping to host public gathering bonfires.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations like schools, churches or neighborhood ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

MFRD receives improved ISO Rating, could lead to lower insurance rates for homes and businesses

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The City of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department recently received a top rating of Class 1/1X from the Insurance Service Office (ISO). The new rating could lead to lower insurance premiums for some homeowners and businesses.

Murfreesboro, Tenn. –  The City of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) recently received a top rating of Class 1/1X from the Insurance Service Office (ISO), improving from Class 2/2X rating in 2016. The new rating could lead to l...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

MFRD receives a request for a patch from firefighters in Japan

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department received a request for a patch from a gentleman who is language exchange partners with two Hyuga Fire and Rescue in Japan. Hyuga firefighter Daisuke Yamamoto shared the MFRD patch with his colleagues.   &nb...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Census takers visiting homes that have not responded. Sept. 30 deadline nears to participate

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The U.S. Census Bureau is making a final push to reach households in Rutherford County’s low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census by the fast-approaching Sept. 30 deadline.

The U.S. Census Bureau are sending census tak...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

2020 Virtual Greenway Art Festival: A Cultural Arts Interactive Event Sept. 19-Oct. 2

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The 2020 Virtual Greenway Art Festival is now live until October 2 at the Greenway Art Festival webpage and features talented artists in a interactive PDF.

Festival planners are committed to supporting the hard work and creativity that has been reflective ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Watch the Swearing-In Ceremony of City Council Members Sept. 3

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General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley swore in newly elected Murfreesboro City Council members, Bill Shacklett, Kirt Wade and the newest Council member, Shawn Wright, during a special ceremony, Thurs., Sept. 3,  at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Status of Parks & Recreation Facilities and Programs due to COVID-19

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

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Amounts for the current fiscal year (July 1...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Victim of Sunday night homicide identified; police still searching for suspect

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A 32-year-old man shot and killed on Gunnerson Avenue Sunday night, Sept. 27, has been identified as Javarius Malone.  Police are attempting to identify a possible suspect.

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

MPD receives NAMI Tennessee Criminal Justice Award

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The National Alliance on Mental Illness Tennessee (NAMI Tennessee), a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization, names the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) and Chief of Police Michael Bowen a...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Nail salon worker accused of sexual battery against customer during COVID-19 home appointment

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro nail salon technician was arrested for committing a sex crime against a customer during a COVID-19 home appointment on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Nam Dinh, 39, of Murfreesboro, was taken into custody Sept. 11 and charge...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

UPDATE: Victim of fatal single-vehicle crash identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The man who died in a single-vehicle crash on N. Rutherford Blvd. Wednesday, Sept. 2, has been identified as Ricky Allen Thomas, 59, of Murfreesboro.

Thomas was traveling south on N. Rutherford Blvd. when his vehic...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Family of murder victim seeking closure and justice

Mario Santiago Dominguez Homicide Victim

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The family of 24-year-old Mario Santiago Dominguez is hoping to find closure and justice in the murder of their loved one. Dominguez was shot and killed, at his residence at Northfield Commons Apartments on Willowbrook Drive, on Augu...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Police attempting to identify designer sunglasses suspects

Sunglass Hut Theft Suspects

Detectives need help identifying the individuals who stole more than two dozen pair of designer sunglasses, valued at $8,368, from Sunglass Hut on Medical Center Pkwy. on August 17, 2020.  

The subjects may be responsible for committing several ot...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Police searching for homicide suspect; shooting victim identified

Northfield Commons Apartments Crime Scene

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A 24-year-old man was shot and killed while inside his Murfreesboro apartment Thursday, August 28, the apparent victim of an attempted armed robbery.  Police are searching for the killer.

The victim, ident...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Missing Person

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Terry "Ty" Weldon, 40, of Murfreesboro, was reported missing on August 14, 2020. The last known contact with Weldon was on July 20, 2020. 

Weldon’s family stated his disappearance is out of character. 

Shortly before di...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Missing Person

Tabiyus Hathaway

Tabiyus Hathaway, 28, of Murfreesboro, was reported missing by his family on July 28, 2020.  According to family, it is believed that he was going to travel to Nashville sometime around the end of May and the beginning of June of this year. &...
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Posted on: August 11, 2020

U.S. Census takers begin visiting homes that have not responded

CENSUS WORKERS

Beginning August 11, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin sending census takers to visit homes that have not yet responded to the census. This is an important activity because the number of people counted in our community determines how much federal funding ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

'Behind The Badge' August 2020 Edition

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Murfreesboro, TN – The Drug Awareness Resistance Education or DARE is no longer being taught in Murfreesboro City Schools by School Resource Officers (SRO); now students are learning that ‘Character Does Matter,’ a new progra...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

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Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive.  

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

MWRD Community Affairs sponsors 'Imagine A Day Without Water' high school video contest

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The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department Community Affairs team (MWRDCA) is getting students excited about the value of water with this year’s “Imagine A Day Without Water” high school video contest. The contest is a groun...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Water Resources begins N. Highland Ave. water and sewer upgrades

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Water Resources Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is scheduled to begin work on water and/or sewer replacements in the N. Highland neighborhood, beginning Monday, Aug. 24.  No through traffic will be allowed on streets where sewer and water li...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Murfreesboro Water urges customers to "Don't Flush Wipes!"

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A growing concern for the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD), is the excess use of disposable (often labeled flushable) wipes  and similar products being flushed into our sewer system, causing major blockages. Due to the curr...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Murfreesboro Water offers billing alternatives to relieve customers during pandemic

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As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our community, we want to update you on the steps we have taken to ensure business continuity for our customers. As a courtesy to customers who may have gotten behind on their bills, we’ve establishe...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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