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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Public Invited to City’s ‘Historic Bottoms’ Planning Study Public Open House Nov. 10

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People who live in, work in, and enjoy the downtown area of Murfreesboro, including property owners, business owners, community leaders, interested citizens and the general public are invited to come to a Public Open House to review and provide feedback a...Read on...

Historic Bottoms Study Facebook page
Posted on: October 24, 2016

College Choice ranks MTSU among safest large universities in U.S.

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Middle Tennessee State University is ranked among the Top 50 safest large universities in the nation, according to the website collegechoice.net.

According to College Choice, which produces a variety of rankings about colleges and universities for pros...Read on...

College Choice Rankings
Posted on: October 19, 2016

TDOT Update: Broad & Memorial Interchange

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The project has undergone significant changes during the third quarter of this year. Eastbound traffic on Old Fort Parkway/ Memorial Boulevard was moved onto the newly constructed ramps on the south side of the intersection. Northbound traffic on Broad St...Read on...

TDOT Project website
Posted on: October 18, 2016

City MWSD recognized as ‘Utility of the Future’ by water consortium

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The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) has been designated as a Utility of the Future.

A partnership of water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), t...Read on...

Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department webpage
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Matthew Blomeley named Assistant Director of Planning Department

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Matthew Blomeley has been officially named the new assistant director of the City Planning Department. Blomeley had previously served as Principal Planner since 2006 and currently serves under Planning Director Gary Whitaker.

“Matthew has excelled ...Read on...

Planning Department webpage
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Fire Marshal Places Ban on Burning in City Limits Until Further Notice

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Effective immediately, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal Carl Peas has placed a mandatory ban on burning in the city limits until further notice.

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

“Until...Read on...

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Dept. webpage
Posted on: October 13, 2016

City Council adopts proposed Food Truck Ordinance on First Reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on First Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits. The ordinance must still receive approval on Second Read...Read on...

Food Truck Ordinance
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Tennessee Urbran Forestry Council certifies Oaklands arboretum

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Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state’s newest certified arboretum. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council announced that Oaklands was added to the list as the TUFC gathered for its 25th annual conference at the Rutherford County Extension Office in M...Read on...

Tennessee Arboreta List
Posted on: September 30, 2016

City’s aggressive Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 10

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It’s time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season is scheduled to get underway Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments will join forces for the fourth consecutive year to utilize the ...Read on...

Leaf Collection Video
Posted on: October 10, 2016

October is full of fun Fall activities in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’

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What would October be without pumpkins, trick-or-treating, full moons and owls? In this month’s ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow,’ take a trip to the Wilderness Station in Barfield Crescent Park where Outdoor Murfreesboro Coordinator Rachel Singer showcas...Read on...

Watch Adventures in Murphy's Burrow
Posted on: October 5, 2016

MFRD now fully-functioning BLS Response Department

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is proud to announce that the department is now fully functioning in Basic Life Support (BLS) response.

“This is something that our licensed and credentialed personnel in the department have looked forward to ...Read on...

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Dept. webpage
Posted on: October 4, 2016

‘In the City’ features Miracle Field, Food Trucks, Middle Point Landfill, more

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The October 2016 television magazine show, ‘In the City,’ featuring interesting people, events and projects in the City of Murfreesboro, once again offers more exciting stories about our community. This month’s ‘In the City’ introduces viewers to Robin N...Read on...

Watch "In the City"
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Two Consecutive Nights of Focus on Historic Downtown Murfreesboro Oct. 10-11

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Downtown-area property owners, residents, business owners, community leaders and interested stakeholders are invited to participate in two Public Open Houses on two consecutive evenings: Oct 10-11.

***North Highland Avenue Planning Study Public Open H...Read on...

Planning Department webpage
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Stones River National Battlefield, NPS 100th Anniversary, featured in ‘Storytellers’

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The October edition of “Murfreesboro Storytellers,” hosted by John Hood, features Stones River National Battlefield (SRNB) on the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). CityTV viewers learn about the battlefield from the new superintendent...Read on...

Watch "Murfreesboro Storytellers"
Posted on: September 23, 2016

CityTV Wins National Awards for Social Media and PSA


Murfreesboro’s CityTV continues to be recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received several national awards during the 31st annual Government Programming Awards presente...Read on...

NATO Awards
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Hytch App Matches Smart Commuters for Carpooling on I-24


NASHVILLE, TN - Hytch LLC, a technology company dedicated to reducing traffic and easing congestion in the greater Nashville region, announced Sept. 24 a grassroots marketing alliance with Murfreesboro, Tenn. Murfreesboro City Mayor Shane McFarland welco...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Construction crews turn dirt for future Miracle Field at McKnight Park

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The City of Murfreesboro and Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, are teaming together to bring a Miracle Field to Murfreesboro. Trinity Builders, awarded the construction bid, began prepping the site Thursday, July 14, for construction.

“We ar...Read on...

Watch 'Miracle Field' Video
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Murfreesboro City Council OK’s Solid Waste Strategic Plan Consultant

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In conjunction with Rutherford County Government, The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously approved the selection of Gershman, Brickner and Bratton (GBB) as the strategic plan consultant to develop a 20-year plan for solid waste collection and disposal i...Read on...

GBB website
Posted on: August 18, 2016

‘Rover’ public transportation system surpasses 2 million mark in ridership

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Rover, the City’s public transportation system, recently surpassed a significant milestone—the 2 million mark in ridership. Rover officially began service in April 2007.

“While the names and faces have changed over the past decade, Rover continues to...Read on...

Rover Webpage
Posted on: August 9, 2016

City seeks input on proposed Food Truck Ordinance August 15

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The City of Murfreesboro is seeking public input as the City Council looks to adopt new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.

A public stakeholders meeting for food truck operators, restaurant owners, and inter...Read on...

Food Truck Facebook page
Posted on: July 26, 2016

TDOT Project Update: New Interchange at Broad Street and Memorial Boulevard

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We hope you have witnessed the progress as you drive through our work zone, as these last few months on the project have been extremely busy. With the southern ramps in various stages of construction and retaining walls going up on the north side of the i...Read on...

TDOT Projects website
Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization now available

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

MFRD Responds to Grease Fire on Blaze Drive

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladder 9, Engines 1, 5, and 10 and Rescues 7 and 9 responded to a fire at 3418 Blaze Drive just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon.

When crews arrived on scene they discovered heavy smoke, according to Acting Shift Commander Raymond Smith.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly and keep damage to the kitchen area of the home.

Smith says a teenager was cooking when a gr...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Fire Marshal Places Ban on Burning in City Limits Until Further Notice

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Effective immediately, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal Carl Peas has placed a mandatory ban on burning in the city limits until further notice.

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

“Until we receive a substantial amount of rain, we will not lift the burn ban,” said Peas. “Conditions right now are not conducive to safe burning.”

According to Weather.com, M...Read on...

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