Posted on: October 18, 2017

MFRD Responds to Duplex Fire

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1, 3, and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 819 Vine Street just before 10:00 am Wednesday.

Upon arrival, crews discovered light smoke venting from the structure. 

Firefighters made entry and found fire in the kitchen on the back side of one of the units. 

According to Acting Captain Randy Shaw, crews were able to extinguish the ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 12, 2017

MFRD Training Coordinator Named Noon Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year

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MFRD proudly announces that Training Coordinator Jeff Wright was named “Firefighter of the Year” at the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro’s Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon Thursday at Five Senses restaurant.

Wright received the honor for the numerous contributions he has made throughout his 15-year career with MFRD. Soon after joining MFRD in 2002, Wright, a Paramedic, helped to achieve the department’s goal of responding as Emergency Medical Responders. This...

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Fire & Rescue

Posted on: October 16, 2017

MTSU aligns with Tennessee STEAM Festival partners for upcoming events

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From wine tasting and star gazing at Arrington Vineyard to amazin’ milk to fossils on the greenway, schools and departments in the MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences have something for everybody to discover during the first Tennessee STE...

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STEAM Festival Events In The News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

TDOT Update: Broad & Memorial Interchange

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A great deal of progress was made during the third quarter on the project. Bell & Associates started things off by setting the steel girders for spans #2 and #3 on the new overpass. Gilley Construction Incorporated then installed the forms and tied th...

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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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In The News
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Rutherford County November 4

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 The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro governments, are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) on Saturday, November 4, 2017at the City of M...

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Rutherford County Solid Waste In The News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Linebaugh Public Library System’s Food for Fines Week is October 15 - 21

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Overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry! For one week, patrons of the library system will have the option to bring in canned goods to pay off library fines. Not only will you be getting...

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Additional Info... In The News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection underway

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You can start making plans for the weekend that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicked off Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments will team-up for the fifth co...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’ public review meetings Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

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The City of Murfreesboro will conduct four neighborhood informational meetings in major quadrants of the city to gather public comment on the Draft 2040 Major Transportation Plan. The Major Transportation Plan is a long-range plan that will guide city tra...

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View 2040 Major Transportation Plan In The News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

October episode of ‘In the City’ features Acorn Festival, MPD Time Capsule, more

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The October 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of October. Take a trip back in time to 1973 Murfreesboro as a time capsule ...

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In The News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Middle Tennessee fire agencies to host hands-On training exercises in Murfreesboro Oct. 17

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Several Middle Tennessee fire agencies will host hands-ontraining (HOT) exercises in Murfreesboro next week as part of the FirehouseExpo 2017 National Conference. 

 

The exercises, including live burns, will take place Tuesday,October 17 a...

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Firehouse Expo In The News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Acorn Music Festival at Oaklands Park Nov. 4

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation are proud to announce their music festival at Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro, TN. Acorn Festival will showcase local and national Indie Rock, Folk, and Americana talent on Saturday, Nov. 4.

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Acorn Music Festival Video In The News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists urged to avoid Haynes Dr. during weekend in October

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The City of Murfreesboro is closing a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal and repaving of a deteriorated “failing section” of street surface. The closure will be i...

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In The News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest

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Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges for ...

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In The News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

MTSU’s Baldwin Gallery features ‘Constellation’ of photographers’ work

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If there are as many artists’ depictions of the wonders of nature as there are stars in the sky, MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery has captured a few galaxies’ worth in its fall exhibit, “Constellation: Fifteen Fi...

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MTSU Baldwin Phographic Gallery Facebook page In The News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

New Richard Siegel Soccer Practice Fields open for practice play

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The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the opening of Richard Siegel Park Fields 16-21 located at the old Jordan Farm Property, 1233 Cherry Lane in Murfreesboro.

“We are excited to introduce the new practice fields on Cherry ...

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In The News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

‘Congestion Hot Spot Program’ dedicated to City traffic improvement

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As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow. The City Engineering Department has developed a “Congestion Hot Spot Program” for...

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In The News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

MTSU researchers take aim at metastatic breast cancer

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Middle Tennessee State University faculty, students and funding are playing a crucial role in breakthrough research aimed at helping treat metastatic breast cancer.

New hope for a low-toxic treatment of this cancer has been reported in the prestigious rese...

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MTSU Botanical Medicine Research Center In The News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

CityTV completes high definition (HD) upgrade to enhance service

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To increase civic engagement and continue promoting transparency, the City of Murfreesboro’s Communications Department has completed Murfreesboro CityTV’s high definition (HD) upgrade. The upgrade was made possible through a $750,000 C...

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City of Murfreesboro YouTube Channel In The News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

CityTV earns national Awards for “Kids Recycling” and “Don’t Litter” PSAs

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Murfreesboro’s CityTV has again been recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received a national award during the 32nd annual Government Programming Awa...

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City Communications Department In The News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Library card-holders can enjoy dynamic content on smartphones, tablets, and compupters

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Linebaugh Public Library System (LPLS) is pleased to announce public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, all available through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).

Beginn...

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In The News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Water Resources Recovery Facility expands to 24 million gallons a day

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The Water Resources Recovery Facility, formerly known as the Sinking Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, has increased capacity 50 percent following a major expansion. The facility is located at 2032 Blanton Drive in Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

The Murfreesboro...

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Water Resources Department webpage In The News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

City launches user-friendly website after year-long redesign

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The City of Murfreesboro is proud to announce the launch of an innovative design to its new city government website. The new user-friendly site can be accessed at the same location, www.murfreesborotn.gov. The City invites visitors to explore the new site...

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City of Murfreesboro homepage In The News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Metro Nashville home prices increase 10.3 percent in Q2, according to BERC

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Tennessee’s housing market in the second quarter of 2017 remained “vibrant” even as closings and inventory dipped slightly from the previous quarter, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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MTSU Business and Economic Research Center Report In The News
Posted on: September 4, 2017

City of Murfreesboro Continues Status as Valley Sustainable Gold Community

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The City of Murfreesboro, which was first designated in the Valley Sustainable Communities Program at the Gold level in 2014, has maintained its status in the program for an additional three years.The Valley Sustainable Communities Program, was initiated ...

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Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce website In The News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Planned Jones Blvd. and Cherry Lane projects get next round of approval

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The Murfreesboro City Council has approved appraisal services for Jones Blvd. improvements and geotechnical exploration services for the Cherry Lane Phase 2 Extension. Council approval paves the way for the next phase of the critical roadway enhancements....

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In The News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Rover public transportation seeks input to enhance system

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Rover, the City’s public transportation service is seeking public input for a study on how Rover operates and service can be enhanced. The request for public comment coincides with a City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department initiative to c...

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Rover Public Transit webpage In The News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Murfreesboro Water Resources Department reflects ‘One Water’ Future

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The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD)

is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized. MSWD has become the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department. The concept reflects the evolving approach of “one w...

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In The News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Draft ‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’ released for public review process

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The City of Murfreesboro today announced the release of the draft 2040 Major Transportation Plan, an updated long-range plan that will guide city traffic planning and transportation projects for the next 25 years.

“The draft 2040 Major Tr...

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City Transportation Department webpate In The News

Posted on: September 7, 2017

AMI System Provides Leak Detection and Meter Testing

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MWRD's new Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) water meters will enable employees to find leaks on main lines and service lines. A leak sensor on the meter listens for sound frequencies and will show where the sound is located on a map, allowing them t...

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Water Resources - News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

'One Water' Future

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The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized. MSWD has become the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department. The concept reflects the evolving approach of “one water” to ...

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Water Resources - News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Lead and Copper Testing

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Drinking water lead levels has been a hot topic given the recent events that occurred in Flint, Michigan. Staff at the Stones River Water Treatment Plant (SRWTP) take this issue seriously and strive to meet and exceed regulatory standards set forth for bo...

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Water Resources - News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Water Resources Recovery Facility expands to 24 million gallons a day

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The Water Resources Recovery Facility, formerly known as the Sinking Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, has increased capacity 50 percent following a major expansion. The facility is located at 2032 Blanton Drive in Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

The Murfreesboro...

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Water Resources - News