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Posted on: January 16, 2019

MTSU opens observatory to public for Jan. 20 total lunar eclipse viewing

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Weather permitting, the MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy will welcome the public for the Sunday, Jan. 20, total lunar eclipse at the university’s observatory on campus.

Visitors are welcome from 9 to 11:45 p.m. if the weather is clear, sa...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City names broadcast veteran Larry Flowers as new Police PIO

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The City of Murfreesboro announced today (Jan. 15) that Larry Flowers has agreed to become the Murfreesboro Police Department’s new Public Information Officer. He will start the position on Jan. 22 and report to Public Information Director Mike ...

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In The News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Mayor McFarland is guest in January ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland shares all the exciting things happening in the growing City of Murfreesboro in this month’s episode of ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow.’ It’s a brand-new year. Time for ...

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In The News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 21

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Rover, the City’s public transportation s...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Murfreesboro City Schools Hosts Annual African American Cultural Celebration Jan. 31

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African American exhibits, cuisine, and much more will be featured Thursday, Jan 31, at 4:30 p.m., as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center celebrate The African American Cultural Celebration. The event will be held at Patterson Pa...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

New arts alliance promotes Rutherford County’s creative culture

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A broad coalition of community volunteers announced the launch of Rutherford Arts Alliance, an advocacy group dedicated to identifying, uniting, and promoting arts, culture, and heritage in Rutherford County.

“The overarching goal of Rutherford Arts Allian...

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In The News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Callow retires after 12 years as Community Development Director

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Community Development Director John Callow, 69, has announced his retirement effective January 11, 2019.

Callow, a Memphis native, became director of Community Development in September 2006 after seventeen years with the Daily News Journal as a government ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

City of Murfreesboro ready to tackle winter ice and snow

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The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow during the 2018-19 winter weather season. The City Street Department currently has a total stockpile of 1,200 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for winter sea...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Linebaugh Hosts Master Gardeners Series Feb. 2-Nov. 2

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Linebaugh Public Library is proud to host The Rutherford County Master Gardeners for a series of classes. The classes are the first Saturday of each month, beginning with February 2, at 9 a.m. in the library Board Room on the 2nd floor. This series is fre...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

January ‘In the City’ available on Facebook, YouTube and airing on CityTV

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A new airport terminal, TrustPoint Hospital’s ribbon-cutting and more are featured in the January episode of Murfreesboro’s ‘In the City.’ Watch Murfreesboro’s monthly television magazine show on Facebook,...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Doug Young to be honored by City Schools Foundation Jan. 25

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The City Schools Foundation will honor the late Doug Young at the 2019 Excellence in Education Gala. Young was on the inaugural board of directors for the foundation established in 2005 and continued serving on the board or a board committee until his pas...

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In The News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Rutherford Chamber announces distinguished award recipients for 'Business at its Best' Jan. 31

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The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as recipient of the 2018 Doug Young Lifetime Achievement Award, Gordon Ferguson as 2018 Business Legend of the Year, John Harney as the 2018 Business Person of the Year, and Chief Kevin Arnold ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

St. Clair Street Senior Center extending operating hours in 2019

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Effective Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, the St. Clair Street Senior Center, located at 325 Saint Clair Street, is pleased to announce that the Center’s hours of operation will be extended to enhance customer service. The new operating hours will be a...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

City advises Water Resources customers of $5.00 ‘Solid Waste Fee’ on water billing in 2019

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Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all customers of the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD) will notice a newly-assessed $5.00 Solid Waste Fee (per garbage container) that will be included in the utilities’ monthly billing. The City has budgeted for the S...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Council Ok’s design contracts, ROW acquisitions for road improvements

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (December 20) to approve several design, maintenance and consulting contracts for roadway improvements 

Council approved the $84,370 design contract with Nashville-based Energy Land & Infrastructure...

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In The News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Q3 TENN. HOUSING MARKET REPORT: Home prices keep rising

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Home prices continue to increase across the state and are at their highest level in the past decade, according the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

While some indicators — vacancy rates, home closings and...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

MTSU survey: Tennessee consumers a bit less positive about economy

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Despite a strong stretch for the U.S. economy, MTSU’s most recent statewide survey of consumers indicates their economic outlook continues to weaken and is slightly worse than it was a year ago.  The Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index drop...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

City of Murfreesboro unveils new Airport Terminal Design

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The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed design plans for the new Municipal Airport during a workshop meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 12. The new $4.5 million Airport Terminal will replace the old terminal originally built in 1952 with renovations in 1986. Plans h...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

New school named Salem Elementary

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Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the name of the 13th Elementary School. The school will be called Salem Elementary.

This name is a tribute to the history of the area and will serve as a landmark for the Salem community.

The name was one of ov...

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In The News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

MTSU News: MTSU, China university strengthen bond with medicinal research agreement

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Officials with Middle Tennessee State University and China’s Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine signed an agreement Monday (Dec. 17) solidifying their ties with regard to cooperative research of agricultural residues and traditional medicine...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

MTSU Center for Popular Music to be included in Tennessee Music Pathways phase 1

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MTSU’s Center for Popular Music will be among locations to be included in Phase I of the Tennessee Music Pathways, a statewide initiative that identifies, interprets, promotes and preserves well-known and lesser-known music events, locations and...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

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Solid Waste collection changes during holidays. Please refer to the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule for changes in garbage pickup.

Veterans Day, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 (Observed Mon. Nov. 12) Monday moved to Tuesday - Tuesday mo...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

RUTHERFORD Cable Announces Launch of 2019 ATHENA Awards

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RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. The ATHENA Award, named for the strong goddess of Greek mythology, is an international program founded in...

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