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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 demonstrating exemplary service in the rescue of a kitten at Birchwood Apartments on May 31, 2018. Officer Richard Whitley, Officer Eric Nelson, Sgt. Marj...

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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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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 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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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Parks & Recreation announces 'Celebration Under the Stars' activities for July 4

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The City of Murfreesboro’s “Celebration Under the Stars” will be held at McKnight Park on Wednesday, July 4. The day’s activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10 a.m. with a pool party until 4:30 p.m. ...

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Parks & Recreation webpage In The News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Learn how to canoe and kayak for free June 30

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Join Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation for Boat Day with the Stones River Watershed Association (SWRA) at the Manson Pike Trailhead on Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Try out different types of canoes and kayaks with the ...

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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 21, 2018

Daniels to speak, perform at ‘Veteran Impact Celebration' benefiting MTSU's Daniels Center

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Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will speak and perform at the inaugural “Veteran Impact Celebration” in Murfreesboro from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 28. The fundraiser is sold-out.

It benefits MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Milit...

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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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In The News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Youth exposed to potential high-flying careers at MTSU aviation camp

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As MTSU wraps up its seventh annual Introduction to Aviation and Professional Pilot Advanced Camp, 34 middle and high school students have gained valuable hands-on experience at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport and Jean A. Jack Flight Education Center.

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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: June 14, 2018

MTSU aerospace pair soar into Air Race Classic journey

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Elizabeth Keller and Madison Taylor are embarking on the race of their young lifetimes.  The MTSU senior aerospace professional pilot majors and self-proclaimed “Barnstorming Babes” left Murfreesboro Airport Wednesday (June 13...

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Murfreesboro Municipal Airport In The News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

City Council names City Attorney Craig Tindall as the new City Manager

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The Murfreesboro City Council officially named City Attorney Craig Tindall, 57, Tuesday (June 5) to serve as the new City Manager. Tindall replaces Rob Lyons who resigned in December.

“I think in my opinion we have absolutely found the right pers...

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In The News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

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

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Watch local volunteers build a ‘Habitat for Humanity’ home and Overall Creek Elementary School students build a boat in the June edition of “In the City.” The June 2018 episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or...

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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: 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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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Art In The Rotunda 'Focus On Boro' exhibit reception June 8

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An artists reception will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers and Rotunda at City Hall. All are welcome and invited to attend this free event. For more information about any of our upcoming events, please follow...

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In The News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

CityTV PSA brings home national Telly Award for promotional video in General-Children category

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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 ‘Kids Recycling PSA’ as winner in the General-Children category. The award was announced May 21, 2018, and can be f...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Final Design Phase For Murfreesboro Transit Center June 5

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The City of Murfreesboro invites you to a public meeting to kick-off the final design phase for the Murfreesboro Transit Center June 5, 2018. The Transit Center will be located at the corner of Main Street and Bridge Avenue and will facilitate Rover opera...

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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

Murfreesboro Electric Department earns renewed RP3 status

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Murfreesboro Electric Department has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at Santee C...

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In The News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Murfreesboro receives Municipal League award for Fire Services

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Working in one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state, members of the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department must both juggle the current needs of the community they serve while also planning ahead to ensure quality of service doesn’t f...

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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 Hobgood ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

City seeks consultant for Right-of-Way Project, SR-99 from U.S. 41 to Rutherford Blvd.

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The City of Murfreesboro seeks to retain the services of consultant firms for the SR-99 Bradyville Pike Project. The services may include all or parts of the following:

Appraisals for Right-of-Way Acquisition, Review Appraisals and related services for por...

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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 11, 2018

MTSU News: MTSU report--Foreign firms invested $2B, created 3,400 jobs in Tenn. last year

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Tennessee again attracted substantial foreign investment in 2017, amounting to roughly $2 billion from 11 different countries, according to the latest “Global Commerce” report from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center...

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Read Full "Global Commerce" Report In The News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Overall Creek Earns Tennessee Designated STEM School Status

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Overall Creek Elementary, a Murfreesboro City School, was named a Tennessee Designated STEM School by the State of Tennessee during the STEM Innovation Summit in Nashville on May 8. The Tennessee STEM School Designation denotes that a school meets the hig...

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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: April 16, 2018

Water Resources Department demonstrates cost-saving customer portal

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources Department webpage In The News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

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Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River will connect the terminus south of the Cason Trailhead t...

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Greenway webpage In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

‘Gardening in the City’ features Murfree Spring wetlands and challenge of invasive Parrot feather

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In the latest edition of “Gardening in the City,” learn more about the challenges of ensuring that the Murfree Spring wetlands flourish. The Spring 2018 episode of “Gardening in the City” is available for viewing on...

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Watch "Gardening in the City" on YouTube In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: Murfreesboro seeking new laureates for second term

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The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018, with a term beginning in July of this year and ending in June of 2019. Cultural Arts is calling on all local, professional artists specializing ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Murfreesboro laureates fortifying local arts community

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Cultural Arts launched Murfreesboro’s first Laureate program last year to honor three of our local arts professionals and give them the opportunity to educate others about their craft. In June 2017 Murfreesboro’s first laureates were appointed in three ca...

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro 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
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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Posted on: May 3, 2018

H2O - Help to Others

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H2O (Help 2 Others) - a program funded by our customers to assist those in need with their utility bills. You can add $1, $2, $5, $10 or more to your monthly bill. These funds are then forwarded to Rutherford County Community Helpers to serve the needs of...

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Water Resources
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Cost-saving customer portal now available

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 23, 2018

WRRF Completes Final Phase of Construction

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The WRRF's (Water Resources Recovery Facility) final phase of construction has been completed and is now online. The 50% plant expansion provides for the City’s rapid population growth. It has a permitted design flow capacity of 20 million gallons per day...

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