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Posted on: December 1, 2016

MED launching 'Supporting the Smokies' drive at tree lighting Dec. 2

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The Christmas season never truly starts in Rutherford County until the lighting of the county’s official Christmas tree in Murfreesboro’s Historic Downtown Square. This year’s festivities are kicking off at 6 p.m. on Friday, ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Dec 5

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The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Monday, December 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of discussing issues related to the planned West Park...Read on...

Parks & Recreation webpage
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Council OK’s $2.26m funding request for Black Fox Elementary addition

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The Murfreesboro City Council approved a request by Murfreesboro City Schools for $2.26 million toward the construction of a 10-classroom expansion of Black Fox Elementary School located at 1753 South Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro.   ...Read on...

Black Fox Elementary School webpage
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Public Meeting on Cherry Lane Extension Project scheduled Dec. 6

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The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public meeting at Erma Siegel Elementary School, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m., to provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed Cherry Lane Extension Project.

The project inclu...Read on...

Transportation Department webpage
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Christmas at Cannonsburgh Dec. 3

cannonsburgh christmas-9264.jpg Christmas at Cannonsburgh is an event intended to celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas. Pictures with Santa, hot apple cider, and a hayride will be featured during this event.  Craft vendors will be set up weather permitting.  Bundle u...Read on... Cannonsburgh Village Information
Posted on: November 30, 2016

City Schools’ students experience MTSU, fun through Education Day game

MTSU Discovery School.jpg Scales Elementary School classmates and friends Alaynna Edging and Jenna Woods knew there was some educational value to attending the fifth annual MTSU Education Day game for 12 Murfreesboro City Schools. When asked, Edging said she “learned to...Read on... Murfreesboro City Schools webpage
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame to honor John Hood among five broadcast journalists

Hood.JPG The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame will honor five broadcast journalists during a banquet and award ceremonies Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Murfreesboro Association of Realtors Training Center at 311 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro, Tn. This will be t...Read on... Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame webpage
Posted on: November 10, 2016

City Council authorizes contract for Athletic Lighting at Richard Siegel Soccer Park

richard siegel park-9178.jpg The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize a contract for athletic lighting at the Richard Siegel Soccer Park and Old Fort Tennis Complex. Council approval authorizes the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department to contract with Knigh...Read on... Parks & Recreation webpage
Posted on: November 10, 2016

‘In the City’ features North Murfreesboro Greenway, Firehouse Expo, more

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The November 2016 television magazine show, ‘In the City,’ takes you on a tour of the new North Murfreesboro Greenway as finishing touches are added to the new stretch of trail from Walter Hill Park to a new trailhead at Central Valley...Read on...

Watch "In the City"
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Second Harvest featured in November edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

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The November episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers” highlights Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, a central distribution center to help provide food for the hungry.  The November 2016 episode can be viewed on YouTube at ht...Read on...

Watch 'Murfreesboro Storytellers"
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Golf Director Tracy Wilkins announces plans for retirement effective January 27

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City Golf Department Director Tracy Wilkins has announced plans for retirement, effective January 27, 2017. Wilkins announced the decision to his staff this week after submitting his intention to retire in a letter to City Manager Rob Lyons, October 31, 2...Read on...

Golf Department webpage
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Council adopts Food Truck Ordinance; applications accepted Nov. 28

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on Second and Final Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits.  The City will begin accepting Permit...Read on...

Food Truck Ordinance
Posted on: October 19, 2016

TDOT Update: Broad & Memorial Interchange

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The project has undergone significant changes during the third quarter of this year. Eastbound traffic on Old Fort Parkway/ Memorial Boulevard was moved onto the newly constructed ramps on the south side of the intersection. Northbound traffic on Broad St...Read on...

TDOT Project website
Posted on: October 24, 2016

College Choice ranks MTSU among safest large universities in U.S.

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Middle Tennessee State University is ranked among the Top 50 safest large universities in the nation, according to the website collegechoice.net.

According to College Choice, which produces a variety of rankings about colleges and universities for pros...Read on...

College Choice Rankings
Posted on: October 18, 2016

City MWSD recognized as ‘Utility of the Future’ by water consortium

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The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) has been designated as a Utility of the Future.

A partnership of water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), t...Read on...

Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department webpage
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Matthew Blomeley named Assistant Director of Planning Department

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Matthew Blomeley has been officially named the new assistant director of the City Planning Department. Blomeley had previously served as Principal Planner since 2006 and currently serves under Planning Director Gary Whitaker.

“Matthew has excelled ...Read on...

Planning Department webpage
Posted on: October 13, 2016

City Council adopts proposed Food Truck Ordinance on First Reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on First Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits. The ordinance must still receive approval on Second Read...Read on...

Food Truck Ordinance
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Tennessee Urbran Forestry Council certifies Oaklands arboretum

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Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state’s newest certified arboretum. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council announced that Oaklands was added to the list as the TUFC gathered for its 25th annual conference at the Rutherford County Extension Office in M...Read on...

Tennessee Arboreta List
Posted on: September 30, 2016

City’s aggressive Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 10

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It’s time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season is scheduled to get underway Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments will join forces for the fourth consecutive year to utilize the ...Read on...

Leaf Collection Video
Posted on: October 5, 2016

MFRD now fully-functioning BLS Response Department

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is proud to announce that the department is now fully functioning in Basic Life Support (BLS) response.

“This is something that our licensed and credentialed personnel in the department have looked forward to ...Read on...

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Dept. webpage
Posted on: September 23, 2016

CityTV Wins National Awards for Social Media and PSA


Murfreesboro’s CityTV continues to be recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received several national awards during the 31st annual Government Programming Awards presente...Read on...

NATO Awards

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Fire Marshal Places Ban on Burning in City Limits Until Further Notice

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Effective immediately, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal Carl Peas has placed a mandatory ban on burning in the city limits until further notice.

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

“Until we receive a substantial amount of rain, we will not lift the burn ban,” said Peas. “Conditions right now are not conducive to safe burning.”

According to Weather.com, M...Read on...

10 Day Forecast


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