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Posted on: April 23, 2018

MCS Summer Food Service 'CHOW' begins May 29

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Murfreesboro City Schools announces its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at twenty-four locations this summer. With the school year coming to an end, the MCS Nutrition Department will be kicking off the Summer Food Service Program May 29.

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CHOW Participating Locations In The News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Sunday, April 29 Open House for New Police Headquarters

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The public is invited to a special community viewing of the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 1004 North Highland Avenue. City Police Chief Michael Bowen and other members of the Murfreesboro Police Departm...

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In The News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Spring Fling fundraising event will bring families together to make a difference April 26

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Spring Fling Fundraising Event at Primrose School Murfreesboro Will Bring Families Together to Make a Difference

 

What: Primrose School Murfreesboro will host its annual Spring Fling fundraising event benefitting the Murfreesboro Salvation Army an...

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In The News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Nonprofits work together to highlight independent businesses April 24

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Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association are excited to announce the inaugural Light Up Local Firefly Awards. Light Up Local, set for Tuesday, April 24, promises to be an exciting evening of local food, music and the present...

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In The News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Water Resources Department demonstrates cost-saving customer portal

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources Department webpage In The News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Murfreesboro Special Census tabulation submitted for verification

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128,225 residents in the City of Murfreesboro! That’s the final Census number submitted to the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) for verification.

Residents within the Murfreesboro City limits should understand that GNRC representatives w...

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In The News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

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Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River will connect the terminus south of the Cason Trailhead t...

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Greenway webpage In The News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

MTSU students help youngsters discover life on a farm at Ag Education Spring Fling

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Standing outside a back entrance, you could hear the buzz of little voices coming from inside the MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center.  It was about 300 children — the first of three waves of youngsters to come to the fourth annual Ag Educa...

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In The News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

April episode of ‘In the City’ airing on CityTV and YouTube

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The Boys of Summer are back at Oaklands Park and the lineup is announced for Uncle Dave Macon Days. Watch the nineteenth-century style of baseball and hear a taste of this summer’s musical festival as host Mike Browning delivers “In th...

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Watch "In the City" In The News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Telecommunicator of the Year Marty Gillihan Recognized

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 The Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and the City of Murfreesboro honors local public safety Telecommunicators, the "first" first responders, this week in recognition of National Telecommunicator...

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In The News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Second Annual 'Guns N Hoses' basketball game this Saturday April 14

Relay for Life Guns and Hoses 2018

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department will once again face off in a friendly game of basketball for a good cause this weekend.

The Second Annual “Guns N Hoses” game benefitting the departments’ Relay for Life “Boro Public Safety” team...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

MTSU News: Gadget, gizmos reign at Middle Tennessee STEM Expo

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Braden Cole, 11, a fifth-grader at Madison Creek Elementary School in Goodlettsville, Tenn., adjusts the binoculars to the “Survival Helmet” he and project partner Declan Deering created for the April 11 Middle Tennessee STEM Expo at M...

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In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

‘Gardening in the City’ features Murfree Spring wetlands and challenge of invasive Parrot feather

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In the latest edition of “Gardening in the City,” learn more about the challenges of ensuring that the Murfree Spring wetlands flourish. The Spring 2018 episode of “Gardening in the City” is available for viewing on...

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Watch "Gardening in the City" on YouTube In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: Murfreesboro seeking new laureates for second term

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The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018, with a term beginning in July of this year and ending in June of 2019. Cultural Arts is calling on all local, professional artists specializing ...

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Submit applications through May 5, 2018 In The News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

City Receives Successful General Obligation Debt Bids from Ten Firms

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The City of Murfreesboro generated successful bidding on a bond sale March 20, 2018, for $71 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018. The City awarded the General Obligation Debt to Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.

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In The News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Rutherford County Library Director Wins Award

Rita Shacklett

Rita Shacklett, Director of the Rutherford County Library System, has been awarded the TLA Honor Award at the recent Tennessee Library Association convention in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Honor Award recognizes any person or group who has made a significant c...

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In The News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Council authorizes sale of Gateway land to Vanderbilt Med Center

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize the sale of between 11 and 14 acres of City-owned real estate in the Gateway to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC plans to build a Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center at the sit...

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In The News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Murfreesboro laureates fortifying local arts community

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Cultural Arts launched Murfreesboro’s first Laureate program last year to honor three of our local arts professionals and give them the opportunity to educate others about their craft. In June 2017 Murfreesboro’s first laureates were appointed in three ca...

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro In The News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

MCS Mobile Library hits the road this Summer

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is preparing to take reading on the road this summer. MCS will add a library on wheels to encourage reading during the summer months and throughout the year. The MCS mobile library is funded through Christy-Houston Foundati...

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Murfreesboro City Schools In The News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Planning Commission recommends PUD and PRD for multi-family zoning

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday (Feb. 7) to recommend limiting multi-family residential uses to the more restrictive Planned Unit District (PUD) and Planned Residential District (PRD) zoning districts. The Zoning Ordinance...

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Planning Department webpage 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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