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Posted on: March 22, 2019

MTSU Survey: Tennessee consumer outlook ‘modestly’ improved in 2019

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Results from the most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey by MTSU indicate consumers’ outlook on the economy has improved modestly following a steady decline from an all-time high this time last year. 

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Council OKs Neel Schaffer consulting on Mercury Blvd. Phase 2

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The Murfreesboro City Council approved Neel Schaffer, Inc. Thursday (March 21) to provide $235,870 in professional consulting contract services for the Mercury Blvd. Sidewalk Construction Project. The services are necessary for Phase 2 of the federally fu...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Discovery Center launches Tennessee Girls Collaborative March 22

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The Discovery Center has announced its new role as the convening agency for the Tennessee Girls Collaborative Project. The kick-off event is Friday, March 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tech Hill Commons, 500 Interstate Blvd S, Suite 210, Nashville.


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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Murfreesboro City Schools to host Fifth Annual Boro Book Battle April 11

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Murfreesboro City Schools will host the fifth annual Boro Book Battle on Thursday, April 11 as part of School Library Month. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hobgood Elementary gymnasium. Students from across the district will compete against one ano...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Gifted program expands at Mufreesboro City Schools

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Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16.

The Middle Tennessee State University/Murfreesboro City Schools Gifted Academy, sponsored by The Jennings and Reb...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

City opens Kingdom Drive bridge over Overall Creek

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The City of Murfreesboro is set to open the new $1.5 million Kingdom Drive bridge that will cross Overall Creek to Overall Creek Elementary School on the western side of the City. The bridge extension will officially open to traffic at 11 a.m. Friday, Mar...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

'The Producers' delivers big Broadway to Center for the Arts March 22-April 7


Center for the Arts presents the Mel Brooks’ classic movie turned Tony Award winning musical The Producers, March 22 to April 7. 

This hilarious comedy set to music, which originally starred Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, follows two men as th...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Slate of new, advanced computer classes announced


The Rutherford County Library System’s Technology Engagement Center [TEC] is excited to announce that it is taking computer class offerings to the next level in April. Classes like Computer Basics, Beginner Word, and Internet Basics will still b...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Uncle Nearest Whiskey CEO to keynote 2019 Equali-TEA April 2

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In 2017, Fawn Weaver helped reveal a story that reshaped the history of Tennessee’s official sippin’ whiskey. Weaver discovered Nathan “Nearest” Green, a former slave, was the first master distiller and mentor of a young man named Jack Daniel.

After her re...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

City launches user-friendly Open Finance Portal

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The City of Murfreesboro announced Monday (March 11) the launching of a new government Open Finance Portal that allows easy-access to City financial data.

“We are pleased to announce the new Socrata Open Finance Portal for open access and transpa...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

'Moonshine in the Mansion' at Oaklands April 26

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Oaklands Mansion will host its inaugural 'Moonshine in the Mansion' on Friday, April 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Guests will have the opportunity to explore the mansion and grounds where they will find Short Mountain Distillery’s array of “shines...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

MTSU taps partnerships, advisory board to boost new professional sales concentration

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A new program within MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business is filling an increasing need for sales professionals in the Midstate economy with the support of partnerships and a team of industry advisors.

Launched last fall, the new Professional Sales...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

City Street pothole filling and crack repair work continues

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Despite not having a major snow or ice event so far this winter, heavy rains and freezing have contributed to potholes. February was the rainiest February on record, according to the National Weather Service. Rain can still freeze under the pavement and c...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

New steakhouse coming to Fountains at Gateway

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Steakhouse Five, a new high-end steakhouse concept, has leased 3,552-square-feet of space and will open at Fountains at Gateway in early summer, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.  Created by Mitchell Murphree, ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Solid Waste Department employee David Diehl receives STARS Award

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Solid Waste Department Driver David Diehl has been named STARS award recipient for February 2019. Diehl was honored prior to Thursday’s (March 7) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.

On Monday, February 25, 2019, David Diehl compassionately ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

City honors Planning Chairman Bob Lamb for 28 years of service

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Planning Commission Chairman Bob Lamb has been a driving force in how the City of Murfreesboro has grown, both as a commissioner since 1991 and as Chairman since August 2000. The real estate veteran and MTSU alumnus recently announced he is stepping down ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Middle Tennessee Boulevard near MTSU opens northbound traffic Wednesday March 6

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The long-awaited opening of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard widening project to all northbound lanes from East Main Street to Greenland Drive near the MTSU campus occurred Wednesday, March 6.

Paving of MT Boulevard was completed Wednesday with all northboun...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Michael Bishop Book Talk on 'A Murder in Music City' at Linebaugh March 28


The Lit Wits book group invites the public to join them for a special guest author event at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 pm. Michael Bishop, author of A Murder in Music City (Prometheus Books, 2017) will be sharing his work duri...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Tour Murfreesboro’s new Fire Station #4 and more on CityTVs ‘In the City’


Take a tour inside Murfreesboro’s new state-of-the-art Fire Station #4, watch as a local WW II veteran and Golf Commission chairman is honored for his service, and learn about plans to revitalize downtown Murfreesboro ‘In the City.&...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

MTSU News: MTSU, Blackman academy celebrate seniors' capstone research

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Aubrey Caster is not your average high school senior who is about to head off to college at Middle Tennessee State University next fall.  He goes way above the call of duty at Blackman High School, where he’s senior class president and ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability March 6

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The City of Murfreesboro anticipates receiving funding for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Tennessee Housing and Development Agency. Grant Amounts are estimated on prior yea...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

City of Murfreesboro evaluating flood-prone areas for mitigation

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February’s heavy rainfall in Middle Tennessee, the wettest on record for the month dating back to 1880 according to the National Weather Service, was an extraordinary event due to accumulative rain over several days.

Stones River crested at 18.82...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

City Council approves $58 million debt issuance

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (Feb. 13) approved a Detailed Bond Resolution and Loan Agreement with SunTrust Bank to fund $58 million in 2019 Capital Improvement Projects with a 2.84 percent interest rate over a 15-year term.  


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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Sixth Annual ATHENA Awards at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro April 12

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RUTHERFORD Cable, founding sponsor, is proud to announce the 2019 ATHENA International Leadership Awards Nominees. Now in its sixth year, the local Rutherford County awards have a wonderful group of diverse and outstanding women to celebrate. 


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Posted on: February 4, 2019

MFRD Begins Operations at New Station 4 February 4

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department began operating out of the new Fire Station 4 located at 1321 Medical Center Parkway at 7:00 am Monday, February 4.

The previous Station 4, located on Jones Boulevard, will no longer be accessible to the public.


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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Council authorizes property swap for extension of W. Northfield Blvd.


The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Jan. 31) to authorize a property exchange agreement with New Vision Baptist Church for the extension of West Northfield Boulevard.  The agreement allows the City to acquire right of ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

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


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 17, 2019

Council adopts increase in Hotel/Motel Tax for Tourism

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The Murfreesboro City Council adopted on first reading Thursday (Jan. 17) an increase in the Hotel/Motel occupancy tax from 2.5 percent to 5.0 percent per stay. A second reading to authorize the increase will go to Council Jan. 24 with an effective date o...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

New arts alliance promotes Rutherford County’s creative culture


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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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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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: 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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