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Posted on: November 1, 2019

MFRD ASSISTANT CHIEF KIM LAWSON RETIRES

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Assistant Chief-Medical Services Kim Lawson retires after a combined four decades of fire-medical services, spending the past five years with MFRD.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Assistant Chief-Medical Services Kim Lawson retires after a combined four decades of fire-medical services, spending the past five years with MFRD.

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Father-Daughter Rescued After Becoming Stranded While Kayaking

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

NOON EXCHANGE CLUB NAMES MFRD FIREFIGHTER TIM ROWLETT ‘FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR’

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Tim Rowlett has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Tim Rowlett has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

The award was presented at the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro 2019 Fire and Crime ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

MFRD Responds to Fire at 5002 Boyd Drive

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Two Murfreesboro families are displaced after fire destroyed one home and spread to a neighboring home on Boyd Drive Thursday morning.

Two Murfreesboro families are displaced after fire destroyed one home and spread to a neighboring home on Boyd Drive Thursday morning.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) was dispatched to the fire at 5002 Boyd Dr., at 8:37 a.m., Sept. 19.  ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

MTSU receives two national recognitions for student voter efforts

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MTSU continues to be recognized for its advocacy of increased voter registration and participation, this week receiving a “Silver Seal” award at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony as well as recently being named a Voter Friendly...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

3rd Annual Winterfest brings outdoor ice skating and events to Murfreesboro Nov. 22-January 20

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As the holiday season approaches, the third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro from November 22 to January 20.Winterfest creates a magical experience for all ages with festive holida...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

RUTHERFORD Cable announces launch of 2020 ATHENA Awards

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RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2020 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. The ATHENA Award, named for the strong goddess of Greek mythology, is an international program founded in...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

‘38th Salute to Veterans’ activities precede MTSU football game Nov. 16

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Veterans and currently active military will once again have their day, MTSU style, during the 38th annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces game activities with the MTSU Blue Raiders playing Rice at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Since 1982, as a part of t...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Perform Murfreesboro Produces ‘The Music Man’ Nov. 15-17, Nov. 22-24

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The all-youth cast members of Perform Murfreesboro present the full-length production of “The Music Man” the last two weekends in November at The Washington Theatre. Admission is $10 per person.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Adams Tennis, Earth Experience, Firehouse Expo in November ‘In the City’

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Murfreesboro is the destination for many premiere facilities and events. November’s ‘In the City’ features Adams Tennis Complex, the Earth Experience, and firefighters engaging in hands-on training at the Doug Young Public Sa...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Cintas selects Murfreesboro for regional operations center

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Cintas Corporation, the nation’s leader in providing specialized services to businesses such as uniforms, supplies and safety materials, will open a regional operations center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The new facility will be located at the W...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for Nov. 13

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, Community Room, 1004 N. Highland Ave., to discuss issues with staff.

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Atlanta-based technology firm Saltworks Security selects Fountains for its third U.S. office

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Saltworks Security, an application security company based in the Atlanta area, has leased 5,464 square feet of office space on the top floor of One Fountain Plaza at Fountains at Gateway.

Saltworks Security partners with customers to build world class appl...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Council adopts economic development plan for mixed-use redevelopment

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Oct. 24) to adopt Resolution 19-R-24, approving an economic development Plan and TIF Incentive for a mixed-use downtown redevelopment by One East College, LCC. The project, on the site of the former First Unit...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Murfreesboro named 2019 8th Fastest-growing Midsize City by WalletHub.com

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The City of Murfreesboro has been named 2019's 8th Fastest-growing Midsize City in a recent study from WalletHub.com. Murfreesboro ranks 12th overall.

The latest ranking by WalletHub again places Murfreesboro in the Top-10 for Midsize Cities, just ahead of...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection underway

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Fall Leaf Collection season begins Monday, Oct. 14 and continues through December 31, 2019.  The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments is once again teaming-up for the seventh consecutive year with a combined system to improve service ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Judge Don Ash named Grand Marshal for 2019 Christmas Parade Dec. 8

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Judge Don Ash has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The gala event begins at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the intersection of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.  The parade is coordinated by...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Bark Park at General Bragg Trailhead closed for improvements Oct. 14-Nov. 15

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Improvements to the Bark Park at the General Bragg Trailhead on West College Street will begin October 14 and will continue for approximately five weeks. The improvements, funded by a grant from the Randy Boyd Foundation, include

• Dog agility equipment

• A...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

MCS teacher Heather Knox received Presidential Award

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Dr. Heather Knox, a former fifth-grade mathematics teacher at Northfield Elementary, now serving as a MCS Gifted Specialist, has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The PAEMST award is the nation&...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

REMINDER: City Solid Waste Florence Rd. yard waste drop off on Saturdays

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is pleased to offer limb and brush drop off at the Public Works Facility on Florence Rd. Saturdays from 7 a.m. to Noon.

Murfreesboro Citizens who prefer to remove their own grass clippings, limbs and brush ra...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Crime Free Multi-Housing communities celebrate one year of commitment to safety program

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Three Murfreesboro apartment communities have been credentialed under the Murfreesboro Police Department Crime Free Multi-Housing safety program, but the City strongly encourages other communities to become certified and join the partnership to build a sa...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City Building & Codes encourages mural compliance partnership

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Murals, as an expression of public art, help bring color, life and story to otherwise bland walls. With the creative initiative of Murfreesboro artists, murals have been popping up in many locations throughout the city, but City regulations do apply.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Mayor Shane McFarland issues proclamation supporting 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census is months away, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already hiring part-time local workers for the count. Interested citizens can join the 2020 Census team by applying online at www.2020census.gov/jobs. Serving as a temporary Census worker provi...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Solid Waste develops new efficiencies to improve yard waste pickup

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department continues to experience challenges in recruiting Commercial License Drivers (CDL) needed to operate trash collection equipment and trucks for limb and brush pick-up. In response to the labor shortage, Solid ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Council approves FY20 Budget with first Property Tax Hike in 20 years

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 13) approved the City’s $186.2 million proposed FY20 General Fund Budget on second reading following special Budget Reviews in April, May and June. The balanced budget includes a property tax rate of ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

NW Broad Street Fatal Crash victim’s identity released

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NW Broad Street Fatal Crash victim’s identity released

The 19-year old man killed in the crash on NW Broad Street on Wednesday, Nov. 6, has been identified as Justin Lee Howard (03-08-2000) of Readyville, Tenn.

An autopsy has been requested for Ho...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

NW Broad Street Fatal crash

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A 19-year old man was killed after his vehicle veered off the roadway and down an embankment, striking a tree, in the southbound lane of NW Broad Street (Hwy 41/70) on Wednesday morning, Nov. 6.

The preliminary investigation revealed traffic began to slow ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Grand Jury indicts Kelsey Ketron on multiple charges

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A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, Murfreesboro Police Detective Chris Pi...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

MAN ROBS FOUR CONVENIENCE STORES WITH BB GUN ARRESTED

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A man who has been robbing stores along Memorial Blvd. over the past week and a half has been arrested.

Mark Longmire, Jr., 29, is accused of robbing the following businesses using what appeared to be a shotgun and getting away with hundreds of dollars and...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

THIEVES PULL OFF A HIGH-DOLLAR JEWELRY HEIST

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Murfreesboro Police Detectives are trying to track down the men who allegedly pulled off high-dollar jewelry heists at Sam’s Clubs from Tennessee to Illinois, including one in Murfreesboro on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Officers responded to an alarm call...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

FIRST TENNESSEE BANK ROBBERY

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On Tuesday, October 8, at approximately 3:03 p.m., Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a call of a robbery at the First Tennessee Bank, 123 W. Thompson Lane.

Bank employees told officers a man handed a teller a note demanding money, stating he had a ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

MPD INVESTIGATES RASH OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins where car windows were shattered, vehicles broken into and items stolen early Monday morning, Oct. 7.

So far, officers have responded to more than 50 vehicle break-ins at sever...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

MPD WARNS OF CON ARTISTS IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER

A Murfreesboro man was swindled out of nearly $18,000 by someone using a spoofed Murfreesboro Police Department phone number, claiming there were warrants out for the man’s arrest and that his social security number had been compromised.

The 52-y...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

MPD WELCOMES NINE NEW OFFICERS

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The Murfreesboro Police Department’s newest officers graduated Sept. 27 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville.  The officers, who were part of Class 1869, spent 12-weeks studying and training at the Ba...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND IN VEHICLE OF MAN WHO OVERDOSED

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A convenience store was temporarily closed for business early Sunday morning after a possible improvised explosive device (IED) was found inside a vehicle where the driver is believed to have overdosed.

Officers responded to the parking lot of a business i...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN TRIPLE SHOOTING

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Three people were rushed to the hospital and a gunman is on the run following a shooting at an apartment complex late Sunday night.

Police were dispatched to The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Blvd. around 11:30 p.m., Sept. 22, and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

POLICE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS SHOOTING DEATH

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Murfreesboro Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives are investigating a suspicious shooting that left a man dead.

Patrol units responded to the Campus Villa Apartments, 902 Greenland Ave., around 1:26 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 10, about a man su...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

VICTIM’S IDENTITY RELEASED IN WEEKEND HOMICIDE

The victim in Sunday morning’s fatal shooting on Halls Hill Pike has been identified as Marquis Turner, 21, who was visiting from Illinois.

Detectives continue to search for possible suspects and are still trying to determine a motive.

Anyone who ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN HALLS HILL PIKE FATAL SHOOTING

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A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to a shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.                       ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING

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MURFREESBORO, TN (August 8, 2019) – A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past is shot yet again overnight.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired around 2:15 a.m. at Greenland East Apartments, 816 Greenland Drive, and found the vic...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

City Solid Waste expands Florence Rd. yard waste drop off to Saturdays

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is pleased to announce that limb and brush drop off at the Public Works Facility on Florence Rd. is expanding to Saturdays from 7 a.m. to Noon, beginning Aug. 17, 2019.

Murfreesboro Citizens who prefer to rem...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Council approves design guidelines for Solid Waste curbside collection

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department presented the City Council with Solid Waste design guidelines for determining what types of single-family attached developments qualify for curbside collection services.

“The City’s Solid Waste Department is ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

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The goal of this water quality report is to provide you with information regarding your drinking water. We want to keep you informed about the water and services that we have delivered to you over the past year and we are pleased to provide you with this ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Water Resource Integration Plan

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MWRD is excited to publish our Water Resource Integration Plan (WRIP).  This document was prepared as a companion document to the City’s Murfreesboro 2035 comprehensive plan.  With the anticipated growth of this community, MWRD believed ...

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