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Posted on: June 20, 2022

City offices closing in observance of Independence Day July 4

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In observance of Independence DayCity Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, July 4. St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed July 4.   Murfreesboro Transit, the City’s public transportation system, will...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Celebration Under the Stars, Juneteenth, Boro Beach and more with Parks & Rec on “The Insider"

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The Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department details plans for Celebration Under the Stars and the Juneteenth celebration on the June edition of “The Insider,” beginning Monday, June 13.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Council approves “property swap” with MTE

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, June 23, 2022, to approve an exchange of property with Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) for land that will be developed into a park for the western portion of Murfreesboro. 

 

The Real Estate “P...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

June ‘In the City’ features Aug. 2022 Election, Special Olympics, artist Robin Caddell, more

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“In the City” is your source for what’s happening in Murfreesboro. This month’s video magazine features 2022 Election information, the relocation of MTSU’s Student Flight Program, Special Olympics, MFRD Ro...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Council approves Fiscal Year 2023 Budget on second reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 8) approved the City’s $247.1 million proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting on May 19 and public hearing and first reading M...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

CityTV brings home two national Telly Awards

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The 43rd Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized CityTV, Murfreesboro’s government and educational station, with two Bronze Telly Awards. The national awards were announced...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Mayor McFarland, Notes Live music entertainment executives, announce Amphitheater partnership

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Mayor Shane McFarland and JW Roth, Chairman of Notes Live, INC, an aggressive new player in live music space, unveiled plans to open a 4,500-seat state of the art open-air amphitheater in the Murfreesboro Gateway called The Sunset Music Colosseum on the R...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

CityTV mobile phone App available in App store for Apple and Android

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CityTV, Murfreesboro’s government public affairs, news, and educational television service, is now available for viewing through a downloadable mobile phone App on Apple and Android devices.  

 

Mobile users can view CityTV progr...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 9-1-1 services

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When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident....

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

City Transportation Dept. initiating test of ‘Flashing Yellow’ Left Turn signal downtown

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The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will test out the “Flashing Yellow” turn signal at two intersections along Lytle Street locations in downtown Murfreesboro. The testing of the flashing yellow arrows will be tested in ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Connor Gavlick and Sgt. Tim Higgins with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Connor Gavlick and Sgt. Tim Higgins were honored May 19, 2022, as STARS award recipients for saving a child’s life.

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the officers before the regular City Council meeting.   &...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Three MCS Schools Earn TN STEM/STEAM School Status

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is thrilled to announced that Black Fox, Hobgood and Salem Elementary were named Tennessee Designated STEM/STEAM Schools during the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit in Nashville Tuesday, May 10. These schools were three of ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford celebrates 95th anniversary on "The Insider"

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Gordon B. Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. 

 

The hospital is celebrating its 95th year of serv...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Rutherford County Farmers' Market at Lane Agri-Park May 13-Oct. 28

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The Rutherford County Farmers Market is a producer-only farmers' market located in the indoor/open air Community Center at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. Since 1975, our mission has been to support economically viable, producer-only farming ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Mayor McFarland announces “letter of intent” for long-term sale of City’s solid waste

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland announced Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a letter of intent among WastAway, LLC and Argos USA LLC and the City. The letter is a step toward utilizing in Argo USA’s Calera, Alabama cement plant sustainable engineere...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City Council approves Legacy Sports and Entertainment zoning request on first reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, April 7, on first reading to approve the plan of services, annexation and zoning requests for the proposed Legacy Sports and Entertainment Park. The vote followed a public hearing. The property is being sold b...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

2022 Road Projects with Public Infrastructure Executive Director Chris Griffith on “The Insider”

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Road improvements slated in 2022 are highlighted this month on “The Insider,” Murfreesboro’s official podcast. Chris Griffith, executive director for Public Infrastructure, highlights multiple projects in the 30-minute episod...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Major road improvements to improve traffic and safety to begin in 2022

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As the City of Murfreesboro continues to grow in every direction, traffic congestion remains a challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.  A YouTube video, featuring Public Infrastructur...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Brinkley Road Phase I improvements near Blackman H.S. slated for 2022

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Feb. 3) to approve a $3.8 million construction contract with Bell Construction along with engineering services and testing of construction materials for improvements to Brinkley Road Phase 1. ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

City of Murfreesboro joins legal battle over the creation of a new landfill adjacent to Middle Point

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On December 20th, Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Russell T. Perkins ordered that, in light of newly discovered evidence, the application of a Republic Services’ subsidiary to construct a new landfill be returned to the Central Tennessee Re...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Rutherford County News: Clerk advises of tag renewal changes for 2022

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Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell advises residents that a few changes to the tag renewal process can be expected in 2022.

 

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Most notably, Rutherford is one of five counties in the state that will no longer have t...

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