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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Murfreesboro City Schools Premiers New Show “Take 20” April 12

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"Take 20", a 20-minute program focused on all things Murfreesboro City Schools, premiers Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. on CityTV, City of Murfreesboro Facebook and YouTube and Murfreesboro City Schools Facebook.  

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Park planning in West Murfreesboro resumes on acreage off Hwy 96

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The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is resuming plans for development of a large West Park located on 154 acres a mile west of Veterans Parkway on Hwy 96. 

 

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

MTSU groundbreaking for new $40.1M School of Concrete and Construction Management building

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Middle Tennessee State University officials broke ground Tuesday, April 6, on a much-needed 54,000-square-foot, $40.1 million School of Concrete and Construction Management building.

 

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

One million people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Tennessee

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Tennessee has reached a vaccination landmark of one million Tennesseans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 22 percent have received at least one dose.

‘’We celebrate this milestone and expect to see this number incre...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Community Investment Study Group begins meeting April 7 to develop recommendations on MED Proceeds

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The Community Investment Study Group will conduct its first public meeting to begin developing recommendations on the best management of MED proceeds received by the City from the sale of the Electric Department. The Committee will meet at the Municipal A...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

MTSU survey: Tennessee consumers more optimistic as spring arrives

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Outlook among Tennessee consumers has improved noticeably heading into the spring and summer months, according to the latest statewide survey by Middle Tennessee State University.

 

The Tennessee Overall Outlook Index crept bac...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Public Works Department employee Jeff Todd receives STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Public Works Department employee Jeff Todd has been named STARS award recipient for February 2021. Todd’s quick action in calling 9-1-1 is credited with helping prevent the fire loss of a duplex along with personal belongings. Mayor ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Affordable Housing, MHA featured on The Insider Podcast

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The Murfreesboro Housing Authority is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s monthly podcast, premiering Saturday, March 20. Listen to this edition of “Insider” at https://cityofmurfreesborotn.podbean.com/. The guest for this edition ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Registration open for MTSU’s ‘Finish Now’ degree Q&A event at chamber April 13

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Adults looking to return to college to finish their degree or considering attending college for the first time will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by MTSU representatives next month at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce in Mu...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

MTSU Report: Q4 Housing Market in Tennessee shows positive trends

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Tennessee’s housing report data for the last quarter of 2020 “generally show positive growth in Tennessee’s economy” with the housing market seeing “strong upswings” in single-f...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Speed Cushion Pilot Program dedicated to study of neighborhood traffic safety improvement

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The City of Murfreesboro recently installed traffic speed cushions on Alexander Boulevard to slow traffic on the busy stretch of roadway in a residential neighborhood. 

 

The City Engineering Department has developed a “Speed Cus...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Council adopts resolution creating Community Investment Study Group on MED Proceeds

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Feb. 25) to create a Community Investment Study Group to provide advice on handling proceeds from the sale of the City’s Electric Department to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporatio...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City Street pothole filling and crack repair work gets underway

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After a week of ice and snow that blanketed Middle Tennessee, requiring the application of approximately 2,000 tons of salt on City streets and plowing of major roadways, potholes are appearing throughout town. As always, freezing and re...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Road projects featured on “The Insider”: City of Murfreesboro Podcast

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Murfreesboro’s many road projects are featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s monthly podcast, beginning Friday, Feb. 5. Listen to this edition of “Insider” at https://cityofm...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

City maintains Moody’s Aa1 and S&P 500 Global AA Ratings on General Obligation debt

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Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aa1 rating to the City of Murfreesboro’s $65 million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021. In addition, Standard and Poor’s (S&P Global) has assigned an AA rating for this issue. ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announces 2021 Laureates

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The City of Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announced the 2021 recipients of the Murfreesboro laureate honor today.  Dancer laureate Meg Brooker and Actor laureate Cameron L. Mitchell join Poet laureate Amie Whittemore after being selected from a tale...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Murfreesboro Greenway featured on “The Insider”: City of Murfreesboro Podcast

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Murfreesboro’s model Greenway is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s monthly podcast, beginning Sunday, Dec. 20. Listen to this edition of “Insider” at  

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Duplex fire ruled accidental, victims identified

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Murfreesboro, TENN – The deaths of a mother and son who perished in a Murfreesboro duplex fire early Saturday morning have been ruled accidental.

 Kendra LaNae Malone, 33, and her son, 5-year-old Kamden Joseph Hayes, died in the duplex f...

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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: April 8, 2021

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Speed Cushion Pilot Program dedicated to study of neighborhood traffic safety improvement

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The City of Murfreesboro recently installed traffic speed cushions on Alexander Boulevard to slow traffic on the busy stretch of roadway in a residential neighborhood. 

 

The City Engineering Department has developed a “Speed Cushion Pilot...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

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The purpose of this water quality report is to provide 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 t...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

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The City is committed to providing a transparent view of our financial data. Our Open Finance Portal provides a transparent look at the types of revenues we collect and how those public funds are spent. 

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Main Street JazzFest 2021

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Main Street JazzFest is taking place May 1 from noon - 9pm. This free event is located in Historic Downtown Murfreesboro on the square.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Summer Camps

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Registration for 2021 Summer Camps begins March 1. Register online or in person at Sports*Com, Patterson Park Community Center, or the main office at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Murfreesboro police announces new interactive webpage

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new and enhanced webpage.  The webpage features a modern design, easy to use navigation, and offers tools to make it easi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Behind The Badge March 2021

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two local officers receive an award for their investigation into a deadly drug overdose case.  The latest episode of ‘Behind The Badge’ with Public Information Officer Larry Flowers also feature...

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Posted on: March 14, 2021

Suspect arrested in Friday night shooting, another possible suspect on the run

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A man was charged with killing a Murfreesboro man and endangering the lives of other people while trying to flee police Friday night, a Murfreesboro Police detective said.

Shooting victim Carlos Vazquez, 26, of Murfreesboro,...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Construction worker dies after falling off scaffold

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – An independent contractor working on a gazebo in the backyard of a Murfreesboro home dies after falling off a scaffold on Thursday, March 11, according to police detectives.

 

Jose Ortiz Hernandez, 56, of Antioch, wa...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Police searching for man who pulled gun on drive-thru worker over a refund

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are still in search of the man who allegedly threatened a Hardee’s employee with a gun in the drive-thru back in November 2020.   

The unidentifi...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Sheriff’s Office command vehicle vandalized at COVID testing site

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are in search of the man who vandalized a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) Incident Command vehicle and spewing profanities on the radio at a county COVI...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Teen victim in hotel shooting dies

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The 15-year-old victim in a shooting at the Baymont Inn & Suites in late February has died, according to police detectives.

 

The teenager suffered significant injuries and died on Monday, March 8.

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Police investigating break-ins at three businesses in the Medical Center Pkwy area

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating several business break-ins that occurred on Monday, Feb. 2.

Three businesses, BurgerIM, Mission BBQ, and Bad Daddy’s, along Medical Center Pkwy, wer...

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Suspect arrested in weekend fatal shooting

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The suspect in this past weekend’s fatal shooting of 21-year-old Giovanni Gilis on Ewing Blvd. has been arrested in Cheatham County.  

 Larry Johnson, II, 23, was taken into custody without incide...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Suspects used crowbar to break into two Murfreesboro business minutes apart, stealing cash

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Property Crimes detectives are attempting to identify three individuals who used a yellow crowbar to pry open the front door of two businesses stealing cash on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Media Releases Archive

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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: July 7, 2020

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

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The 2020 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our website at murfreesborotn.gov/awqr. The purpose of this water quality report is to provide information regarding your drinking water.  We want to keep you informed about the water and s...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

MWRDCA relaunches Red Nose Day Donation Store

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MURFREESBORO, TN— If you see people wandering about wearing silly, round, red noses in the coming weeks, don’t hesitate to ask what’s going on! Red Nose Day 2021 campaigns are in full effect and the Murfreesboro Water Resourc...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

MWRDCA's 'H2O Distance Learning Pod' for Students!

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The H2O Distance Learning Pod is a collaborative effort by the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department’s Community Affairs (MWRDCA), Rutherford County Stormwater Project WET (Project WET), and the Stones River Watershed Association (SRWA) as a d...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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