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Posted on: September 23, 2016

CityTV Wins National Awards for Social Media and PSA

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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

City Council approves Murfreesboro Municipal Airport tree clearing project

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday unanimously approved a contract for tree clearing of runway approaches to the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport. The Murfreesboro Airport Commission had earlier approved the contract with Queens Tree Surgery, Inc. for $...Read on...

Murfreesboro Airport webpage
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Support National Public Lands Day Sept 24

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Stones River National Battlefield, joined by more than a dozen partners in our community's history and environment, invites residents to join a morning dedicated to properly managing the lands and waterways that are a critical to our quality of life.

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Hytch App Matches Smart Commuters for Carpooling on I-24

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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...

Hytch
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Oil-based paint collected for proper disposal Sept. 24

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Oil-based paint only will be collected and properly disposed of on Saturday, September 24, from 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. This collection is for households only. Oil-based paint is considered minimally hazardous and ...Read on...

Rutherford County Environmental Education
Posted on: July 21, 2016

IMEA Heads to Murfreesboro for 2016 IMEA Awards October 8

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The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) will hold the 4th Annual IMEA Awards in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theatre, Saturday, October 8, 2016.

The Tucker Theatre is located on the campus o...Read on...

International Music and Entertainment Association
Posted on: August 25, 2016

City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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For the eighteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of re...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: September 14, 2016

City holds second meeting on revised Food Truck Ordinance Sept. 21

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The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.

A public stakeholders meeting will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., in the City ...Read on...

Revised Food Truck Ordinance
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Sept. 19 Public Meeting on Mercury Blvd. Project grant application

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The City of Murfreesboro will host a public meeting Monday, September 19, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center to discuss the purpose of a TDOT Transportation Alternatives (TAP) grant application. The purpose of the grant applic...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

TDOT: Traffic Shift Planned for Murfreesboro Bridge Over Broad Project

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Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic at the intersection of SR 10/96 (Old Fort Parkway /Memorial Boulevard) and SR 1 (Broad Street) this week for the ongoing Bridge Over Broad interchange project in Murfreesboro.
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TDOT Project 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: September 1, 2016

STARS Employee Award Luncheon honors recipients since 2012

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Every good organization needs game changers. People who recognize what needs to be done and do it without fanfare because it’s the right thing to do for the good of public service.

Mayor Shane McFarland honored STARS winners for their game-changing c...Read on...

Nominate City Employee for STARS Award
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Public Invited to City’s North Highland Avenue Planning Study Public Open House Sept. 12

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Downtown-area property owners, residents, business owners, community leaders and interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a Public Open House on Monday, September 12, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at The Visitors Center at Oaklands Mansion,...Read on...

Planning Department webpage
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Video: City Council Honors Ron Washington on final meeting

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and others honored Ron Washington Thursday, Aug. 25, during a special reception prior to the councilmember’s final meeting after 18 years of dedicated service on the City Council. Washington had served on the Council si...Read on...

Watch Video of Ron Washington Reception
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Proposed Use of Franklin Heights Housing Complex Neighborhood Meeting, August 22

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The City of Murfreesboro will host a Neighborhood Meeting at McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Avenue, Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss with residents and business owners the proposed special use for the 9-acre site.

A Special Use P...Read on...

City of Murfreesboro Facebook page
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Mayor McFarland serving on Major League Soccer organizing committee

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland joins a group of 22 business and community leaders in serving on a Nashville Organizing Committee seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to the Music City.

“As a strong supporter of soccer in Middle Tennessee, ...Read on...

Jordan Farm Soccer fields video
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: July 28, 2016

2nd Shift 911 Communication Dispatchers honored with STARS Award

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The entire 2nd Shift team of 911 Communication Supervisors and Dispatchers for the Murfreesboro Police Department’s Communication Center have been named STARS award recipients for July 2016.

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the team of 911 telecommu...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

MFRD to accept applications for the 14th Citizens Fire Academy

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is now accepting applications for the 14th Session of the Citizens Fire Academy.

The seven week course will begin Tuesday, September 6, and will continue through Tuesday, October 25, skipping October 4 due to...Read on...

MFRD Citizens Fire Academy Applications
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Project One Four Foundation raises $115,000 for Miracle Field

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Project One Four delivered a $75,000 check to the City of Murfreesboro on July 18th to add to an earlier $40,000 donation as the foundation raises funds for the $2.2 million complex planned for the southwest corner of Memorial Boulevard and DeJarnette Lan...Read on...

Watch Fly-through of Planned Miracle Field
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Murfreesboro Police Department receives re-accreditation from TLEA

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The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) Program recently announced that it has granted re-accreditation status to the Murfreesboro Police Department. MPD is one of eighteen Tennessee law enforcement agencies having achieved re-accreditation
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Murfreesboro Police Department webpage
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: September 21, 2016

Engineer to Retire after 28 Years of Service

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will bid farewell to Engineer Kyle Cobb Thursday, September 22 as his 28 years of service comes to a close.

Cobb began his career as a Firefighter in November 1988. “I had a friend in Indiana that was a Firefighter in my hometown,” said Cobb. “I would visit him as a child at the fire hall.” Cobb says the visits served as inspiration for him becoming a Firefight...Read on...


Transportation

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