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Posted on: January 10, 2022

City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day; annual MLK March cancelled Jan. 17

2. MLK March Flyer 2.0

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, and most recreational facilities, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  Citizens are encouraged to support MLK Jr. Day of Service: “A Day On, Not a Day O...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

MTSU News: MTSU's MLK celebration Jan. 17 cancelled; 2021 rebroadcast scheduled

MLK Candlelight Vigil 2022 flyer

MTSU's 2022 MLK Celebration and Candlelight Vigil, scheduled to take place Monday, Jan. 17, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  In its place, MTSU will be rebroadcasting last's year's virtual event at 6 p.m. o...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City announces opposition to proposed Middle Point Landfill Class Action Settlement

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People who live around Middle Point Landfill are all too familiar with the noxious odors that have persistently emanated from the landfill for years. In March 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Nashville against BFI Waste ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

One-mile section of Rucker Lane Phase 1 now open to Veterans Parkway and Old Salem Road

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Rucker Lane Phase 1 is now open following reconstruction. The newly constructed section is open to traffic to Veterans Parkway and access to Old Salem has been restored. While open to traffic, work will continue outside the roadway as the contractor compl...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Mayor Shane McFarland celebrates 2021; looks to 2022 on “The Insider”

Topic Guest-Mayor McFarland

Mayor Shane McFarland provides a look back at 2021 and a look ahead to 2022 on the latest edition of “The Insider.”  Mayor McFarland is celebrating his twentieth year with the City of Murfreesboro, including four years serving...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Special Edition of ‘In the City’ airing in January

MLW ITC JAN 2022

A Special Edition of “In the City” features some of the most popular stories for 2021 from the Greenway and Miracle Field to MTSU’s Chris Young Café and Uncle Nearest distillery. 

 

“In th...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

City prepared for winter ice and snow in 2022

2 021421 Street Crews loading salt for winter wx response

In Mid-February 2021 the Middle Tennessee area experienced snowfall and the fifth longest period of below freezing temperatures for seven days. For the outstanding road crews who work for the City of Murfreesboro, it just means getting down to work.&n...

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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

Groundbreaking

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

 

Emissions Testing

 

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

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Jan. 5 Community Development Department CAPER Public Comment

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The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Public Notice for review of the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER). The City will solicit comments on the 2020 CAPER Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 during...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Legacy Sports to bring 260-plus acre sports and entertainment complex to City of Murfreesboro

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A prominent national sports and entertainment facility development company announced today it has selected Murfreesboro (Rutherford County) as the next site for its $350 million, 260-plus acre, multi-use family sports, and entertainment complex that will ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

MTSU Housing Report: Positive quarterly trends continue for Tennessee housing market in Q3 2021

TN Housing Q3 2021 summary

Tennessee’s housing market data sees steady growth in Q3 2021, according to the latest report from the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU. Mortgage tax collections, real estate transfer tax collections, and housing prices continue to ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

West Park would shift to new location if “property swap” with MTE wins City Council approval

3. Potential Land Exchange

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, Dec. 2, to approve City staff moving forward with negotiation, due diligence, and document preparation for a land exchange with MTE.  

 

City Manager Craig Tindall previously announced...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

3 Architects Rendering of One East College Project

TRC Construction Services began exterior demolition work on some structures at 123 E. College beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, as initial preparation phases for construction of a highly anticipated mixed-use development gets underway. The One East College...

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