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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns

TBB April 2017-fever chart.jpg The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU’s Jones College of Business. April’s index rose to 507, up from 470 in ...Read on... Tennessee Business Barometer Index
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Special Town Hall Meeting of City Council at Olive Branch Church May 7

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The Murfreesboro City Council will hold another in a series of Town Hall Meetings with the latest at Olive Branch Church from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Olive Branch Church is located at 1115 Minerva Dr., Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Council approves annexation and zoning of land for West Park

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve annexation and zoning of 120.5 acres for development of a West Park, which will include adjacent roadway widening. Approval followed public hearings on the proposed annexation and zoning during th...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Unique Rover-Linebaugh partnership provides City with mobile book drop

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Linebaugh Public Library System and the Transportation Department of the City of Murfreesboro are partnering to provide library patrons with a new way to return library materials. Linebaugh has placed small return tubs on each Rover bus. Riders on any rou...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

TDOT Update: Broad and Memorial Interchange

broad st bridge.jpg Bell & Associates and their subcontractors have tried to make the most of the relatively mild winter conditions this past quarter. Progress has been made on the new overpass with the prime contractor completing abutment #1 on the west side of the bri...Read on... TDOT Project website
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: April 11, 2017

Downtown studies, WWI display, Siegel EZ Swing Suit, featured ‘In the City’

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A vision for a vibrant downtown Murfreesboro will bridge North Highland Avenue with the “Historic Bottoms.”  If you missed public comments before the Murfreesboro Planning Commission, you can still catch the highlights and mor...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

‘Historic Bottoms’ past and future featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

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Murfreesboro’s “Historic Bottoms,” with a past known for low terrain and flooding, dates to the Civil War and Reconstruction.  It was a place where many former slaves resided after gaining freedom and where African A...Read on...

Watch 'Murfreesboro Storytellers'
Posted on: April 10, 2017

MCS expands Gifted Education Program with Gifted Academy

Gifted Academy Graduation 2017.jpeg Twenty-five teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching after completing the MTSU/MCS Gifted Academy.   The Gifted Academy, sponsored by The Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation, aims...Read on... Murfreesboro City Schools website
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Six-year-old survivor to reunite with First Responders at 'Welcome Home Benefit'

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On Saturday, April 8, six-year-old Camden Collins will be welcomed home by family, friends, first responders, and caregivers after spending several weeks recovering from injuries related to a vehicle accident.  The welcome home, which includes a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

MTSU research center partners with agencies to conduct Midstate wage and benefit study

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MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center will conduct a wage and benefit survey for industries located in rural areas of Middle Tennessee in hopes of equipping economic development officials with valuable data that can be used to recruit new...Read on...

MTSU Business and Economic Research Center
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Nine Officers Complete Basic Police Training

Ray Worden.jpg The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of nine police officers from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. Officers Corey Didier, Chris Dinaso, Valero Henriquez, Alhafiz Karteron, Barbara King, Stephen Oliver, ...Read on...
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Engineering Division adds Michele Emerson as Project Engineer

Michelle Emerson mug-2-3391.jpg Michele Emerson has joined the City of Murfreesboro Engineering Division as a Project Engineer. Emerson has 26 years of engineering experience, including 13 years with St. John Engineering, LLC, an engineering, planning and environmental firm in Manchest...Read on...
Posted on: March 23, 2017

City names Russell A. Brashear as Assistant Transportation Director

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Russell A. Brashear has been named assistant transportation director by Director Jim Kerr. Brashear’s major responsibility will include operation of the City’s Rover public transit system with 23,500 riders per month. He began his duti...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Reminder: Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro

Vendors interested in operating a food truck within Murfreesboro City limits are required to have a Mobile Food Service Vehicle permit.  The annual permit is $50.00. A downloadable PDF of The Permit Application for Mobile Food Service Vehicle is...Read on... Mobile Food Service Vehicle Permit
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Recycling with ‘All In One Recycling’ and Scrappy Raider in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’

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Recycling is one way residents can do their share to keep solid waste from piling-up at the Middle Point landfill.  Murph learns all about trash and recycling from Stephanie Roach, the educational director for All In One Recycling.  The ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

CityTV available in High Definition on Roku device

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<_o3a_p>The City of Murfreesboro is pleased to announce that CityTV is available on Roku in High Definition (HD).  Roku is a device that allows people to easily watch internet streaming video content on their television. Watch this CityTV promo on YouTub...

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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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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro announces the launch of the Cultural Arts Laureate Program

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro is excited to announce the launch of Murfreesboro’s first artist Laureate program, a distinguished honor for local artists that will give chosen recipients the opportunity to educate and engage the community in their f...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2017

City earns National Distinguished Budget Award for sixth straight year

FY17 Budget Cover.jpg For the sixth consecutive year the national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. &am...Read on... FY 2017 Budget
Posted on: February 6, 2017

City’s Old Fort Golf Club announces Golf Genius Software for scoring

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The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department is proud to announce the addition of Golf Genius Software technology to enhance the golf experience at Old Fort Golf Club.  The Club is one of only a few municipal courses in Tennessee to offer the new tec...Read on...

Golf Genius
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Notice of Funding Available for Public Service and Emergency Solutions Grants

The City of Murfreesboro expects to fund Community Development Public Service Grants for the 2017-18 Program Year. The projects funded by the Public Service Grants must benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Murfreesboro. Qualified nonprofit agen...Read on... Public Service Grant
Posted on: January 26, 2017

TDOT Project Update: New Interchange at Broad Street and Memorial Boulevard

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The last quarter of 2016 has come and gone, and the Bridge over Broad projectcontinues to evolve.

The biggest change is the shifting of west bound traffic on SR-96 to the new northwest ramp in early December. In addition to the traffic shift, Bell & A...

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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 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 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...

Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

MFRD Responds to Fire at Carrington Park Apartments

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Districts 1, 9, and 7 and Engines 4 and 10 (total of 8 units) responded to a fire call at the Carrington Park Apartments located at 2778 Rideout Lane around 4:45 Sunday evening.

Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames showing on the third floor of Building K coming from the front, right corner of the structure.    The fire spread quickly to the attic and burned through the roof before crews were ab...Read on...

Transportation

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