Posted on: January 18, 2018

‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Door-to-Door Campaign Gets Underway to Complete Accurate Count

Census

Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.

During the ...

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Watch Chief Foulks PSA on Door-to-Door Census In The News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Closings for January 19

schools closing and delays

January 19 CLOSINGS: City Schools (ESP Snow Sites Open 7am - 5pm), St. Clair Street Senior Center (also closed Sat. Jan. 20), Rutherford County Schools, Bellwood Christian.

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Fewer lots available; total dollar value of new construction rises 4.8 percent in 2017

Housing

Murfreesboro’s Single-family permits and New Commercial development declined in 2017 but residential construction by dollar value in the same period increased 15 percent.

“Permitting of new single-family homes in Murfreesboro dropped somewhat in 2017 as lo...

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Planning Department webpage In The News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Lawrence H. Schumaker Honored in New Book that Showcases His Design Influence in Rutherford County

Andrea Loughry, Amy Jaramillo, Lisa Sims, Rita Shacklett, LinebaughLibrary2017_12_19 (12)

As Larry Schumaker’s health declined, Andrea Loughry, Susan Loyd, Amy Jaramillo and Lisa Sims decided that it was fitting to assemble a memoir book of the many properties in Rutherford County that his creative genius touched. Unfortunately, his ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Center for the Arts presents Hairspray the Broadway Musical

Photo Credit_ Ashleigh Newnes (2)

The Center for the Arts kicks off its 2018 season with Hairspray the Broadway Musical, co-directed by Denise Parton and Brittany Griffin. Performances run January 5-21, 2018.

Based on the 1988 film by John Waters, Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, ...

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The Center For the Arts webpage In The News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

TVA and MED: Public Power Team Working to Keep Consumers Warm

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Cold temperatures across the area are placing additional demands on the power system, and Murfreesboro Electric team members are working hard to ensure you remain safe and warm.

Until the temperature moderates on Thursday afternoon, January 18, residents c...

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TVA News webpage In The News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

City awarded $6 million TDOT grant for new Transit Facility

Transit Center Rendition

The City of Murfreesboro has been selected by TDOT to receive a $6 million IMPROVE Act Competitive Transit Capital Grant for final design and construction of a new Transit Facility. The $11.5 million full-service Rover bus facility is planned on a potenti...

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Rover Public Transit webpage In The News
Posted on: December 8, 2017

City of Murfreesboro Street Division responds to winter ice and snow

Ice Snow Slow

Preparing for winter weather begins long before any ice or snow hits the ground. The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow during the winter weather season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 1...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

MTSU News: MLK celebration inspires MTSU community to ‘keep pushing forward’

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The way MTSU student Damarcus Seaberry sees it, part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy is embodied in Seaberry’s very presence on the Blue Raider campus — a young African-American male pursuing his dream of one day becoming ...

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In The News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation recipient of Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association awards

1 TRPA Awards- MPRD staff group

In November, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers received a total of 27 awards at the 2017 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) Conference held in Franklin, TN. TRPA is a non-profit professional society of approx...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

County News: Rutherford CVB and TSSAA Honored as Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

Spring Fling

The 2017 TSSAA SPRING FLING, produced by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) in cooperation with Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) , has been recognized for the $3.5 million economic impact it has on Rutherford...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

January episode of ‘In the City’ features 2040 Transportation Plan, more

Michael Linn ITC Jan 2018

The January 2018 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Michael Linn White, began airing this month on CityTV. The news magazine show airs every day at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Channel 3 a...

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Watch "In the City" In The News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

“WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES”: 7th Annual Award-Winning Exhibit at Oaklands Mansion

Wedding Dresses Oaklands

Stories of our community will come to life through wedding gowns on display at Oaklands Mansion. Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave our lives together as we explore women’s history, fashion history, cultural history...

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Oaklands Mansion Website In The News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Parks & Rec reopens North Greenway and Walter Hill Park

Walter Hill Dam

The City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department reopened the North Murfreesboro Greenway and Walter Hill Park today (Jan.3) following a structural assessment of Walter Hill Dam. The city properties had been temporarily closed Dec. 26, 2017- Jan. ...

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In The News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Council adopts resolution in support of new Design Guidelines

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (Dec. 14) adopted a resolution in support of new Murfreesboro Design Guidelines that provide framework and principles for the aesthetic character of future development. The document is the culmination of an 18-month ...

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Murfreesboro Design Guidelines webpage In The News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

City cautions homeowners against obstructing bike lanes

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The City of Murfreesboro is cautioning homeowners against leaving yard debris and other obstructions in bike lanes and sidewalks. It comes after complaints from bicyclists who are forced to leave bike lanes to avoid yard debris and other obstructions, inc...

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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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In The News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Council Resolution supports ‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’

2040MTP

The Murfreesboro City Council adopted Resolution 17-R-28 Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in acknowledgement and support of the 2040 Major Transportation Plan. The Plan is a major element of Chapter 3: Mobility (Transportation) of the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensi...

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Wathc Video on 2040 Major Transportation Plan In The News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Special Edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ documents local Gannaway/Ganaway history

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Burrell Gannaway was a slaveholder and Rutherford County pioneer who served as one of Murfreesboro’s first alderman. King Daniel Ganaway was a descendant of a slave who became a celebrated African American photographer in the early 1900s. Their contrastin...

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