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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Nashville Davidson Murfreesboro Franklin metro area #4 most arts-vibrant community in U.S.

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The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN metro area has ranked #4 on the list of top 20 most arts vibrant large communities in the U.S.

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released its fourth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks m...

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NCAR Arts-Vibrancy Listing In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro announces new 2018 – 2019 artist laureates

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Distinguished Murfreesboro-based artists Kory Wells, Gale Stoner, and Ashley Buchanan have been selected as the 2018 through 2019 Artist Laureates for the City of Murfreesboro in the second annual Cultural Arts Laureate Program.

As the 2018-2019 Artist Lau...

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In The News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for July 19

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The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss a number of issues: reorganization, building security and remodeling, economic devel...

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In The News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

MCS teacher chosen as state finalist for Presidential Teaching Award

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Dr. Heather Knox, a fifth-grade mathematics teacher at Northfield Elementary, has been selected as a Tennessee State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The PAEMST award is the nation’...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Thirty-seven Tennessee Communities, including Murfreesboro, to Build or Enhance Dog Parks in 2018

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The Boyd Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Tennessee Dog Park Dash grant program. Part of a multi-year commitment toward making Tennessee the most pet friendly state, 37 communities will receive funds to build or enhance off-leash dog parks.

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

MTSU News: Delta, MTSU aerospace partner through Propel Program

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Delta is launching the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program to identify and mentor the next generation of pilots and the Middle Tennessee State University Department of Aerospace has been selected as one of eight initial collegiate partners.

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MTSU Aerospace webpage In The News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

July episode of ‘In the City’ airing this month on CityTV and YouTube

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Watch Murfreesboro celebrate “Juneteenth,” the Center for the Arts showcases “The Little Mermaid,” and 11-year-old Noah Gaines warms the hearts of the City in the July edition of ‘In the City.’

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Watch July 2018 Edition of "In the City" In The News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Local history documentary earns prestigious Telly Awards

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The 39th Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized the City of Murfreesboro’s local documentary ‘The House Still Standing’ as winner in two categories—Ge...

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Watch Award-Winning "The House Still Standing& In The News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

City Building & Codes Department Schedules Stakeholders Meeting July 18

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The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has scheduled a special Stakeholders Meeting concerning fee increases and code adoptions, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 111 W. Vine St., City Hal...

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Building & Codes Department webpage In The News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

New School Groundbreaking set for July 17

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Murfreesboro City School’s 13th elementary school is slated to open for the 2019-20 school year. The official groundbreaking for the school is planned for Tuesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. The school site is located at 3275 St. Andrews Drive, off Ve...

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In The News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

City launches new Development Services Division

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The City of Murfreesboro announced Tuesday (July 3) the launch of the new Development Services Division as the first major step in the process of reorganizing the City’s administrative structure for enhanced customer service.

City Manager Craig T...

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In The News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Southeast Tourism Society Selects Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival as 'STS Top 20 Event'

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Southeast Tourism Society has named Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival once again as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July 2018.

The long running festival will be held on July 13th and 14th in Murfreesboro at Cannonsburgh Village. Uncle Dave M...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Old Fort Golf News: Defending champ Gilliam increases lead at Tennessee Girls’ Junior

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Ashley Gilliam did nothing to hurt her chances of defending her Tennessee Girls’ Junior Amateur title on Wednesday (July 11).

In fact, she improved them.

The Manchester native and rising senior at Tullahoma High School fired a 68 at Old Fort Golf ...

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Complete Scoring In The News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

New Shakespeare Allowed Group at Linebaugh beginning July 7

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Love Shakespeare? Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works!  On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.  No ...

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In The News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

MPD begins operating at new Police Headquarters June 25

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As of Monday, June 25, 2018, the Murfreesboro Police Department will officially operate out of the new Police Headquarters facility located at 1004 North Highland Ave. The new location will be open for public business beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.

The previo...

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In The News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

MTSU News: Project SEED helps Central Magnet student get jump start on future career

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High school senior Jessica Bullock of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, did not hesitate when given the opportunity to participate in MTSU’s Project SEED Program.

The 16-year-old Central Magnet student heard about the summer immersive program through a fr...

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In The News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Council OK’s Hall Group and Sevalus, LLC for Training Facility

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 21) formally approved two (architectural and engineering) firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility. The facility is under development on Bridge Avenue at the location of the...

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In The News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

MCS announces new administrator hires

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Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS), is proud to announce the appointment of Nina Bowie and Erin Phillips as Assistant Principals for Bradley Academy and Cason Lane Academy respectively.

Nina Bowie most recently served as the Dea...

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In The News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Chamber names Patrick Cammack to top economic development post

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The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Patrick Cammack as the new senior vice president of economic development.

In this role, Cammack will be responsible for fulfilling the mission of the economic development arm of the Chamber, which is to c...

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Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce website In The News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Register Now: City Schools Foundation hosts 3rd annual 5k/10k Sept. 15

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Registration is now open for the 'Back to School Dash' scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Overall Creek Elementary. The certified run, sponsored by The City Schools Foundation, will begin at 7 a.m. with options to compete in either the 5k walk/run...

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Register for Back to School Dash In The News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

City recognizes Public Safety and Water Resources Department employees with STARS Awards

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A group of Public Safety and Water Resources employees received STARS Awards in June for going above and beyond in their jobs as City employees.

The City recognized a group of Public Safety employees in the Police and Fire Rescue departments for demonstrat...

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In The News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

TENN. HOUSING REPORT: Home prices still rising in ‘extended active housing market’ across state

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Tennessee’s housing market showed positive signs in nearly all categories covered in the latest quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

Although total permits for Tennessee were down more than 9 percent year-over-yea...

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In The News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

City Council approves FY19 Budget with no Property Tax Hike; $169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 14) approved the $169.7 million FY19 Budget on first reading following Budget Review sessions June 5-7 and June 13. Council approved 10 percent budget reductions from most departments totaling $2.59 million alo...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac access road

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The City of Murfreesboro has received notice of $5.58 million in State Industrial Access (SIA) funding for the Sazerac Distillery Development Public Road. The funds will reimburse the City on eligible expenses for construction of an access road from Flore...

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In The News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Kathleen Tyree announced as new Branch Librarian of the RCLS Technology Engagement Center

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The Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) is pleased to welcome Kathleen Tyree as the new Branch Librarian for the Technology Engagement Center (TEC). When the position became vacant just prior to the July 18, opening, a search was begun for a new manag...

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In The News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Rutherford County government establishes Environmental Court date June 6

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Rutherford County will hold Environmental Court as a division of General Sessions Court. The first Environmental Court will be held on June 6, 2018, at the Rutherford County Judicial Building. Environmental Court will continue to be held on the first Wedn...

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Rutherford County Government website In The News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

MCS mobile library, 'BOB the Book Bus,' hits the road this Summer

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The MCS mobile library, named BOB the Book Bus, will stop at over 15 locations weekly to encourage reading during the summer months beginning in June. The ribbon cutting and unveiling of the book bus is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at...

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Watch Video on "Books on a Bus" BOB In The News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

MCS Summer Food Service 'CHOW' begins May 29

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Murfreesboro City Schools begins sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at twenty-four locations this summer.  The MCS Nutrition Department will be kicking off the Summer Food Service Program May 29.

In addition to designated school cafete...

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CHOW Participating Locations In The News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Council authorizes project management contract for new school

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (May 10) to authorize contracts with CBRE/Heery for project management services and Johnson+Bailey for architectural services of a new Murfreesboro K-6 school. The new school, to be located at Veterans Parkway ...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Portion of Stones River Greenway near Cason Trailhead to close for construction project May 7

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The Stones River Greenway will be closed from the Cason Trailhead to just past the Highway 99 overpass starting Monday, May 7, 2018, for the Highway 99 (New Salem Highway) widening project.

The Cason Trailhead will be open for parking, and greenway users m...

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Greenway and Wetlands webpage 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