Posted on: November 22, 2017

City, County Fire Agencies Offer Holiday Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving festivities are going on this week and the Christmas season is right around the corner. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue, Rutherford County Fire-Rescue, and the La Vergne and Smyrna Fire Departments are offering advice on keeping your holiday safe

Thanksgiving festivities are going on this week and the Christmas season is right around the corner.   Murfreesboro Fire Rescue, Rutherford County Fire-Rescue, and the La Vergne and Smyrna Fire Departments are offering advice on keeping your holi...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Registration is open for the City of Murfreesboro New Year’s Day 5k

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Registration for the City of Murfreesboro New Year’s Day 5k is now available. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018 at Barfield Crescent Park. The course winds through the paved paths throughou...

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Parks & Recreation webpage In The News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

City seeks citizens' help naming ‘Bridge Over Broad’

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The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called “Bridge Over Broad” by participating in an online web survey. The survey is available by clicking link below or at https://www...

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Online Web Survey In The News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

City cautions homeowners against obstructing bike lanes

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The City of Murfreesboro is cautioning homeowners against leaving yard debris and other obstructions in bike lanes and sidewalks. It comes after complaints from bicyclists who are forced to leave bike lanes to avoid yard debris and other obstructions, inc...

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In The News
Posted on: November 27, 2017

The Holiday Tradition Continues with “A Christmas Carol” at The Center for the Arts

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Ending The Center for the Arts' 2017 season is the inspiring holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. Performances begin December 1 and continue through December 17. 

Unlike the musical version of A Christmas Carol, this production relies more on t...

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The Center For the Arts webpage In The News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

MTSU seeks nominations of ‘unsung heroes’ for 22nd annual Unity Luncheon

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MTSU is again seeking nominations for the “unsung heroes” throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university’s Black History Month celebration.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest

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Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges for ...

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City Property Taxes Due Video Message In The News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

TDOT Hwy 96 widening project set to get underway

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is scheduled to begin the widening of (SR) 96 at Veterans Parkway in early 2018.

Construction signs will be posted this month along with erosion control. Clearing operations are scheduled to begin the week ...

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In The News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Special Census available online

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If your Murfreesboro household has not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online, the City encourages you to ‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted.’ The City of Murfreesboro is distributing a second mailing of a Special ...

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Special Census website In The News
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Linebaugh Library hosts an Introduction to Film Noir beginning Jan. 4

Film Noir

On the first Thursday of the month, beginning in January 2018, Linebaugh Public Library will host “An Introduction to Film Noir,” led by Dr. Elyce Rae Helford. The series will run from January through April, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., 2nd Floor, at Linebaugh....

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In The News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

St. Clair Street Senior Center earns ‘Innovation Award’

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The St. Clair Senior Center has been awarded the Tennessee Federation for Aging (TFA) “Innovation Award.” The award was presented during the TFA Conference Award Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at the Music Road Hotel & Conventi...

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Tennessee Federation for the Aging In The News
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation needs help naming new west park

REVISED West Park Layout

The City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is asking citizens to share their suggestions by participating in a web survey. The survey is to obtain West Park name suggestions. The West Park is on a 123-acre parcel of land bordered by Blackman...

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In The News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Council Resolution supports ‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’

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The Murfreesboro City Council adopted Resolution 17-R-28 Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in acknowledgement and support of the 2040 Major Transportation Plan. The Plan is a major element of Chapter 3: Mobility (Transportation) of the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensi...

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2040 Major Transportation Plan In The News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Special Edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ documents local Gannaway/Ganaway history

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Burrell Gannaway was a slaveholder and Rutherford County pioneer who served as one of Murfreesboro’s first alderman. King Daniel Ganaway was a descendant of a slave who became a celebrated African American photographer in the early 1900s. Their contrastin...

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In The News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs

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The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will conduct a comprehensive study of the stop conditions in downtown Murfreesboro to determine whether traffic warrants additional signage at more than a dozen intersections.

“After the opening of the Bro...

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Transportation Department webpage In The News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Celebrate Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Murfreesboro Dec. 1

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Launch your holidays in Historic Downtown Murfreesboro with one of Murfreesboro's most treasured holiday traditions - the lighting of the official Christmas tree!  Festivities include special entertainment and the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Clau...

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Main Street Murfreesboro In The News
Posted on: November 22, 2017

City, County tally cost of Public Safety required for Oct. 28 rally on downtown Square

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The City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have tallied the cost of providing security and support services for the Oct. 28 rally on the historic downtown Square.

The City of Murfreesboro incurred a total cost of approximately $101,237 in securing publ...

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In The News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

MFRD welcomes five new firefighters

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department welcomed five new firefighters this week.

Josh Carlock, Ryan Slauson, Kyle Williams, Chad Wisniewski, and Ben Yeargan began a three-week department orientation on Monday, November 13. The five have 39 years combined fire...

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In The News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Special Census available online

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The City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, is conducting a Special Census to certify the city’s growth in population. The census survey is available in electronic form online at www.murfreesborotn.gov/census.

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Murfreesboro Census Info In The News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Council approves construction of Fire Station 4 on Medical Center Parkway

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, Nov. 9 to approve $5.68 million for construction of a new Fire Station 4 on land owned by the City. Council approval authorizes a contract with Boyce Ballard Construction, LLC to build the station from funds a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Murfreesboro City Manager Names Michael Bowen Chief of Police

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Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons named Michael Bowen as the new Chief of Police effective Monday, November 6, 2017. Bowen has served as Deputy Chief since October 2016 and was appointed Interim Chief Oct.19, 2017, following the resignation of James &am...

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In The News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

TDOT Update: Broad & Memorial Interchange

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A great deal of progress was made during the third quarter on the project. Bell & Associates started things off by setting the steel girders for spans #2 and #3 on the new overpass. Gilley Construction Incorporated then installed the forms and tied th...

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In The News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection underway

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You can start making plans for the weekend that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicked off Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments will team-up for the fifth co...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

AMI System Provides Leak Detection and Meter Testing

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MWRD's new Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) water meters will enable employees to find leaks on main lines and service lines. A leak sensor on the meter listens for sound frequencies and will show where the sound is located on a map, allowing them t...

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Water Resources - News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

'One Water' Future

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The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized. MSWD has become the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department. The concept reflects the evolving approach of “one water” to ...

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Water Resources - News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Lead and Copper Testing

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Drinking water lead levels has been a hot topic given the recent events that occurred in Flint, Michigan. Staff at the Stones River Water Treatment Plant (SRWTP) take this issue seriously and strive to meet and exceed regulatory standards set forth for bo...

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Water Resources - News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Water Resources Recovery Facility expands to 24 million gallons a day

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The Water Resources Recovery Facility, formerly known as the Sinking Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, has increased capacity 50 percent following a major expansion. The facility is located at 2032 Blanton Drive in Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

The Murfreesboro...

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