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Posted on: June 27, 2017

STUDY: MTSU CREATES $1 BILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT, 8,400 JOBS ACROSS STATE

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Middle Tennessee State University is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates $1.12 billion in revenues and over $408 million in wages and salaries, a new economic report released Tuesday (June 27) shows.

The report by the Busines...

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MTSU Business and Economic Research Center
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled June 28

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The Murfreesboro City Council will gather in a special meeting at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at City Hall, 111 West Vine St., Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37130, for the purpose of reviewing the Total Compensation Study conducted by Gallagher Benefit Se...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

City's 'Celebration Under the Stars' at McKnight Park July 4

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The City of Murfreesboro’s “Celebration Under the Stars” will be held at McKnight Park on Tuesday, July 4.   The day’s activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10a.m. with a pool party, games a...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4

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In observance of Independence Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017. St. Clair Street Senior Center is closed.  Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Independence Day. ...

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'Celebration Under the Stars'
Posted on: June 20, 2017

City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest for...

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View Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Linebaugh Public Library System to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event at The Avenue June 27

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The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop in Murfreesboro. Traveling coast to coast, the mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available through the Linebaugh Public Library ...

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Linebaugh Library System
Posted on: June 20, 2017

‘TN History for Kids’ featured in June ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

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They say that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. In the June 2017 episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers,” the show highlights “TN History for Kids,” a program aimed at educating students about o...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Widening project closes portion of Middle Tenn. Blvd. near MTSU

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The ongoing widening of Middle Tennessee Boulevard along the MTSU campus required the section between East Main and Bell streets to be closed.

The closure is scheduled to last 21 days, with a planned reopening on Monday, July 3, according to the contractor...

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Middle Tennessee Blvd. Interactive Map
Posted on: June 1, 2017

City, MTSU meet with apartment complexes to map effective safety strategy

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City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee State University officials met Thursday at City Hall with owners and managers of privately-owned apartment complexes to continue developing effective strategies to combat crime in areas surrounding campus. &nb...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2017

City, MTSU consider broader reach of campus police

MTSU-Police-logo-web.jpg Middle Tennessee State University’s police department would gain more authority to work with Murfreesboro law enforcement outside campus under a plan being considered by city and university leaders.   The proposal was put forward last w...Read on...
Posted on: May 24, 2017

City Streets Division fighting mosquitoes in known problem areas

Mosquito iStock-511984734.jpg The City of Murfreesboro is battling mosquitoes again this spring by attacking larvae with a mosquito-attacking larvicide known as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).   The Murfreesboro Street Division is sending crews to mosquito-prone lo...Read on... Watch YouTube Video
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City releases proposed FY 2018 Budget for Council Review

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City Manager Rob Lyons, in accordance with the City Charter, has submitted the City’s Proposed $157.2 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 (FY 18) Budget for review by the City Council. The proposed General Fund expenditures increase 3.75 percent while r...Read on...

View full Proposed FY 2017-2018 Budget
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Bradley Academy Museum showcases “Education and Empowerment” Exhibit May 26

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Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate an interactive history exhibit recently completed by MTSU graduate students.  The new exhibit, “Education and Empowerment: African American Education in Rutherford County,&rd...Read on...

Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City, MTSU taking significant measures to combat campus-area crime

Apartment Complex Managers meeting.jpg Privately owned apartments near the Middle Tennessee State University campus will be the focus of a strategy announced Wednesday by Murfreesboro leaders that will step up patrols and increase landlord accountability. City Manager Rob Lyons said Murfreesb...Read on...
Posted on: May 8, 2017

‘Play Ball’: Grand Opening for Murfreesboro Miracle Field

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Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro gathered for an official Grand Opening ceremony of the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park, Saturday, May 6. The special event included three one-inning games betwe...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Outdoor learning grows with greenhouse at Overall Creek

Greenhouse IMG_0808.jpg Overall Creek Elementary now boast two greenhouses thanks to a grant from State Farm. The greenhouses purchased with funds from State Farm’s Community Assist Program provide additional outdoor learning environments for students.  Stude...Read on...
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Council approves annexation and zoning of land for West Park

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve annexation and zoning of 120.5 acres for development of a West Park, which will include adjacent roadway widening. Approval followed public hearings on the proposed annexation and zoning during th...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Unique Rover-Linebaugh partnership provides City with mobile book drop

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Linebaugh Public Library System and the Transportation Department of the City of Murfreesboro are partnering to provide library patrons with a new way to return library materials. Linebaugh has placed small return tubs on each Rover bus. Riders on any rou...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

TDOT Update: Broad and Memorial Interchange

broad st bridge.jpg Bell & Associates and their subcontractors have tried to make the most of the relatively mild winter conditions this past quarter. Progress has been made on the new overpass with the prime contractor completing abutment #1 on the west side of the bri...Read on... TDOT Project website
Posted on: April 13, 2017

City Council adopts proposed West Park Master Plan

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve a proposed Master Plan for development of the West Park on an area known as the McDonald farm property.  The 123-acre parcel of land, purchased by the City in 2016, is bordered by Blackman R...Read on...

Parks & Recreation Department webpage
Posted on: April 6, 2017

MTSU research center partners with agencies to conduct Midstate wage and benefit study

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MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center will conduct a wage and benefit survey for industries located in rural areas of Middle Tennessee in hopes of equipping economic development officials with valuable data that can be used to recruit new...Read on...

MTSU Business and Economic Research Center
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Engineering Division adds Michele Emerson as Project Engineer

Michelle Emerson mug-2-3391.jpg Michele Emerson has joined the City of Murfreesboro Engineering Division as a Project Engineer. Emerson has 26 years of engineering experience, including 13 years with St. John Engineering, LLC, an engineering, planning and environmental firm in Manchest...Read on...
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Reminder: Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro

Vendors interested in operating a food truck within Murfreesboro City limits are required to have a Mobile Food Service Vehicle permit.  The annual permit is $50.00. A downloadable PDF of The Permit Application for Mobile Food Service Vehicle is...Read on... Mobile Food Service Vehicle Permit
Posted on: February 23, 2017

CityTV available in High Definition on Roku device

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<_o3a_p>The City of Murfreesboro is pleased to announce that CityTV is available on Roku in High Definition (HD).  Roku is a device that allows people to easily watch internet streaming video content on their television. Watch this CityTV promo on YouTub...

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Watch CityTV Roku Promo
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017

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Jones Boulevard, a narrow 2-lane roadway that stretches in the center of neighborhoods between Broad Street and Memorial Blvd, will be undergoing a major improvement beginning in late 2017.  To watch a 2-minute CityTV YouTube video of th...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

City’s Old Fort Golf Club announces Golf Genius Software for scoring

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The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department is proud to announce the addition of Golf Genius Software technology to enhance the golf experience at Old Fort Golf Club.  The Club is one of only a few municipal courses in Tennessee to offer the new tec...Read on...

Golf Genius
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Notice of Funding Available for Public Service and Emergency Solutions Grants

The City of Murfreesboro expects to fund Community Development Public Service Grants for the 2017-18 Program Year. The projects funded by the Public Service Grants must benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Murfreesboro. Qualified nonprofit agen...Read on... Public Service Grant


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