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Posted on: August 22, 2019

City Offices closed September 2 for Labor Day holiday

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In observance of Labor Day, City offices, most Parks & Recreation facilities, and St. Clair Street Senior Center, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.  While most recreational facilities will be closed, Boro Beach, will be open from 10 a.m. ...

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In The News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

City Solid Waste expands Florence Rd. yard waste drop off to Saturdays

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is pleased to announce that limb and brush drop off at the Public Works Facility on Florence Rd. is expanding to Saturdays from 7 a.m. to Noon, beginning Aug. 17, 2019.

Murfreesboro Citizens who prefer to rem...

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Solid Waste Department webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Author of 'Educated: A Memoir' to speak at Aug. 24 MTSU Convocation

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Thousands of new Middle Tennessee State University freshmen (Class of 2023) and transfer (Class of ’21) students and their families will help ring in the 2019-20 academic year during University Convocation at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in Murphy ...

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MTSU Convocation webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

MTSU News: McPhee touts campus plans, ready-to-work grads at MTSU Fall Faculty kickoff

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MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee kicked off the university's new academic year Thursday (Aug. 22) with a call to develop more ready-to-work graduates and begin work on bold ideas to increase success in, around and beyond the classroom.

McPhee's remarks came...

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In The News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

MTSU Police expand free community RAD safety courses for fall; Sept. 3-Oct. 1, register today

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The MTSU
Police Department is adding more free sessions of its practical self-defensecourse this fall to help women throughout the campus community boost their
safety and self-confidence.

The firstseries of the Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, basic ...

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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Registration (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

MFRD announces Brian Lowe as new Assistant Chief of Training

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) announces Brian
Lowe as the department’s new Assistant Chief of Training. Lowe was promoted tothe position recently to replace Allen Swader who retired in July. 

“It’s bit...

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department webpage (link) In The News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

'The Secret Garden,' rediscover the magic of hope at the Center for the Arts Aug. 23-Sept. 8

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'The Secret Garden,'the Tony Award-winning musical by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, based upon the timeless children’s novel by Knoxville’s own Frances Hodgson Burnett – premieres at the Center for the Arts, Friday, Aug. 23,  through Sunday, Sept...

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Center for the Arts Murfreesboro website (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Murfreesboro ranks No. 12 in Top-25 cities where millennials are moving, according to SmartAsset

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Murfreesboro ranks No. 12 in the Top-25 cities where millennials are moving, according to a recent SmartAsset study using U.S. Census Bureau data.

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workplace and by 2030 they will comprise 75% of the U.S. wo...

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SmartAsset Study (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Rutherford Works to host county 'Job Fair' Aug. 29

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Rutherford Works, in partnership with the American Job Center, is hosting a county-wide job fair featuring in-demand jobs at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro on August 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who:   Rutherford Works, in partnership with the Americ...

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Rutherford County Job Expo (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

MTSU News: MTSU hosts Tennessee Craft Beer, Spirit Distilleries international forum Aug. 29

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With interest at or near an all-time high in the burgeoning craft beer market, MTSU will be hosting industry representatives and the general public for the Tennessee Craft Beer and Spirit Distilleries International Sales Opportunities Forum Aug. 29.

The ev...

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Tennessee Craft Beer and Spirit Distilleries Forum In The News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Aug. 29 Job Fair, U.S. Youth Soccer President’s Cup, Rover’s GENFARE system, more ‘In the City'

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The newest edition of CityTV’s ‘In the City’ is available on YouTube and airing on CityTV through the month of August.

Get ready for a major ‘Hiring Expo’ with more than 100 employers Aug. 29 at Embassy Sui...

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Watch "In the City" (YouTube Link) In The News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

MTSU News: MTSU named among nation’s best by Princeton Review

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Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it “a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education.&r...

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“The Best 385 Colleges” (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Fire Rescue Department employee Tim Rowlett receives STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department employee Tim Rowlett has been named STARS award recipient for August 2019. Rowlett was honored prior to Thursday’s (Aug. 8) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, Rowlett, who was o...

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In The News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

MFRD now accepting applications for Citizens Fire Academy this Fall, Oct. 1-Nov 12

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting
applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. 

“We have revamped the academy and added new and exciting evolutions,”said Fire & Life Safety Specialist S...

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department webpage (link) In The News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Red Cross offers safety tips as students go back-to-school

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The school bells are calling students back to the classroom and the American Red Cross wants to make sure your student is safe. 

“While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and th...

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In The News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

City, MTSU celebrate renovation of Middle Tennessee Boulevard

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The City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee State University celebrated Friday the renovation of Middle Tennessee Boulevard, an $18.2-million project that turned the thoroughfare into a gateway for the campus.

Former U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon and U.S. Sen. L...

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MTSU News (Link) In The News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Solid Waste develops new efficiencies to improve yard waste pickup

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department continues to experience challenges in recruiting Commercial License Drivers (CDL) needed to operate trash collection equipment and trucks for limb and brush pick-up. In response to the labor shortage, Solid ...

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Solid Waste Department webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Murfreesboro 5th Best Small City for First-Time Home Buyers

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Murfreesboro has been named 2019's 5th Best Small City for First-Time Home Buyers in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.  Murfreesboro  ranked 14th overall ahead of cities Roanoke, Va., Gilbert, AZ., Ch...

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WalletHub.com Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyer In The News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Murfreesboro City Schools Awarded $100K Farm to School Grant

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is pleased to announce that they are one of only two school districts in Tennessee and one of 126 projects across the United States receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) F...

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Murfreesboro City Schools webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Rutherford Works hosting Job Fair in partnership with American Job Center Aug. 29

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Rutherford Works, in partnership with the American Job Center, is hosting a county-wide job fair featuring high-growth, high-wage jobs at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro on August 29, 2019. Registration is open for employers and booth space is free!&nb...

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Job Fair Employer Registration In The News
Posted on: July 23, 2019

MTSU Survey: Optimism about economy growing among Tennessee business leaders

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Tennessee business leaders hold positive and improving views of the U.S. economy and the state’s economy, according to the latest Tennessee Business Barometer quarterly survey by MTSU’s Jones College of Business.

The Tennessee Business Barometer index&...

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MTSU Tennessee Barometer Survey Index (Link) In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Foulks receives “Fire Chief of the Year” award at Annual Leadership Conference

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks was named the 2018-2019 “Fire Chief of the Year” by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Thursday (July 18) at the 91st Annual Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs/51st Annual Tenne...

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In The News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

MTSU News: MTSU to open 'Chris Young Cafe' to 'encourage students to dream bigger'

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A new live
entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus willbe named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville
entertainer’s continued support of his alma mater.

MTSUPresident Sidney A. McPh...

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MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment website In The News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City closes on $1.8 million sale of historic downtown block for mixed use

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The City of Murfreesboro finalized the closing Friday (June 28) with One East College, LLC on downtown property for the area’s first mixed-use development. The development, on property known as the former First United Methodist Church location, ...

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In The News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Rover implements new electronic fare system

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Rover, the City’s public transportation service, is implementing a new electronic fare system to improve customer service payment options. The new system began operating throughout Rover routes on June 24, 2019.

The new electronic fare system, ca...

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Rover Public Transit webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Council approves FY20 Budget with first Property Tax Hike in 20 years

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 13) approved the City’s $186.2 million proposed FY20 General Fund Budget on second reading following special Budget Reviews in April, May and June. The balanced budget includes a property tax rate of ...

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FY-2020 Proposed Budget In The News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Council finalizes Cooperative Use Agreement with TSSA

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (April 4) approved a 20-year Cooperative Use Agreement with the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) for Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. The formal agreement comes after TSSA voted December 1, 2018, to accept the...

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Richard Siegel Soceer Complex webpage (Link) In The News