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Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Council finalizes selection of Jennifer Brown as new City Recorder/Treasurer/Finance Director

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The Murfreesboro City Council has selected Jennifer Brown, who has served as assistant finance director, as the new City Recorder/Treasurer. In this appointed position, Brown will serve as the Finance Director, replacing Melissa Wright who is retiring eff...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration is expanded to three days June 17-19

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Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved persons in the United States, will be observed with three events this year: Authors Night, Youth Night, and the Juneteenth celebration on June 19. All three events will take place at Bradley A...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

MTSU joins COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge to boost vaccinations nationwide

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Middle Tennessee State University has joined campuses across the nation in signing up for President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge to help raise the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. to 70% by the Fourth of July.

 

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflects current best practices

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The City Council is anticipated to approve a revised Solid Waste Ordinance prior to adopting the City’s FY 22 budget to reflect current solid waste best practices, including the bagging of grass clippings and fees for curbside collection of bulk...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Revised FEMA Flood Maps review process underway; preliminary maps available for review

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Flooding is one of the costliest disasters in the U.S., resulting in $4 billion in annual property damage and one of the highest losses of life due to natural disaster. 

 

Following the Covid-19 delay in 2020, the Federal Emergency Managem...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Planning Commission approves renaming Mercury Boulevard to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted Wednesday (May 19) to rename Mercury Boulevard to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard following a public hearing, May 5, 2021. The official renaming won’t take effect until impacted residents and com...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City Council holds Special Budget Review Session May 20

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in Special Session at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall for the purpose of reviewing the proposed FY 22 Budget.  

 

 

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

MTSU Creamery milk headlines return of Main Street Saturday Market May 22

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The Main Street Saturday Market resumes its annual summer and fall season from 8 a.m. to noon starting May 22 and continuing through Oct. 30, said Linda Weeks, Saturday market manager, who added there will not be a mask mandate in place this year, as COVI...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Mayor recognizes Carson Elders, Street Department Crew Leader, with STARS Award

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Street Department Crew Leader Carson Elders has been named STARS award recipient for March 2021 after demonstrating his concern for safety and sharing his expertise with other employees. Mayor McFarland recognized Elder during the City Council me...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

St. Clair Street Senior Center Art Exhibit Opens in City Rotunda April 27

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The public is invited to the City Hall Rotunda Exhibit featuring works by artists from St. Clair Street Senior Center from Tuesday, April 27 through Thursday, June 24. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and admission is free.

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

MTSU Tenn. Business Barometer: Sunnier outlook soars among state’s business leaders in April

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Outlook for the future has improved dramatically in the last three months among the state’s business leaders, according to the latest Tennessee Business Barometer by MTSU’s Jones College of Business.

 

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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 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 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: April 13, 2021

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center announces Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Supervisor Elizabeth Stubblefield has been named 2021 Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year for her selfless actions, dedication, hard work.

 

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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: June 2, 2021

Movies Under the Stars

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Movies Under the Stars begins June 7.  A different family-friendly free movie shown each week through the end of July at four locations beginning at 8:30pm.

 

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Mondays: Barfield Crescent Park

Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood P...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Friday Night Live concert season starts June 4

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Friday, June 4, is the first of the summer season’s four FREE Friday Night Live concerts on the Murfreesboro Downtown square presented by Main Street.  Scheduled for the first Friday of June, July, August, and September, the concerts have become ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Mercury Blvd. to be renamed Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted May 19, 2021 to rename Mercury Boulevard to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard following a public hearing, May 5, 2021. The official renaming won’t take effect until impacted residents and commercial business...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

St. Clair Street Senior Center Art Exhibit Open in City Hall Rotunda

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The public is invited to the Spring City Hall Rotunda Exhibit featuring works by artists from St. Clair Street Senior Center through Thursday, June 24. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and admission is free.

 

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In the Spotlight
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: May 19, 2021

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Movies Under the Stars

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A different movie will be shown each week at four locations beginning at 8:30 p.m.

 

Locations

Mondays: Barfield Crescent Park

Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park

Fridays: Cason Trailhead

Saturdays: Fountains at Gateway

 

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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: June 6, 2021

TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro; officer identified

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UPDATED MPD STATEMENT:Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is still investigating the police-involved shooting of a man in Murfreesboro near W. Rutherford Blvd. on Sunday.  
The man is recovering in the hospital and is in stable condition.  ...
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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Behind The Badge June 2021

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Unit detectives are offering human and sex trafficking training for barbers, hair stylists and nail salon workers.  The latest episode of ‘Behind The ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Police investigating fatal multi-vehicle crash on Lebanon Pike, driver identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Investigators with Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) are investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles Wednesday, June 2.

 

Tibor Koritsanszky, 66, of Murfreesbo...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Police searching for suspect(s) in shooting, car fire death, victim identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are searching for the suspect(s) who shot a woman, causing her vehicle to wreck and burst into flames on Monday, May 31.  ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Police investigating three unrelated road rage incidents, drivers urged to be patient while driving

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are investigating three unrelated violent road rage incidents over the past several days, one with gunshots being fired at another vehicle.

Officers responded to a road rage incident ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

MPD Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony honoring fallen goes virtual

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The annual Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Peace Officer Memorial Day ceremony in honor of fallen officers will be virtual due to COVID. It will air on various broadcast and social media platforms, at 9 a.m. ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center announces Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Supervisor Elizabeth Stubblefield has been named 2021 Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year for her selfless actions, dedication, hard work.Stubblefield takes pride in her work and...

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Police
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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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

radKids Summer Camp

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MPD School Resource Officer Program will hold two radKids Summer Camps in July.
The personal empowerment safety education camps will be held the week of July 26-30 at Cason Lane Academy and John Pittard Elementary from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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