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Posted on: October 15, 2021

National Homeschool Soccer Championship at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, Oct. 22-23

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Nearly 1,000 high school student athletes and their families will descend on Murfreesboro this month for some exciting soccer action. The National Homeschool Soccer Championship (NHSC) will include two days of intense competition with varsity level boys a...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Rutherford County to Host Free Household Hazardous Waste Event November 6

HHW Flyer 2021

Rutherford County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collections (HHW) on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Items can be taken to the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department located at 4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m....

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

The Center for the Arts resumes season with "Little Women--The Musical" Oct. 22-Nov. 7

Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is finally reopening its doors and resuming its season since the start of the pandemic with the family-friendly favorite Little Women - The Musical. The production, which was two weeks away from opening in March 2020, opens on Frid...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Street Signs Installed

2 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Sign

Street Signs renaming Mercury Boulevard in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. are now installed. The renaming became official today, October 13, 2021.  

 

The Planning Commission voted May 19, 2021, to rename Mercury Boulevard to Dr...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Rutherford County News: Open Burning Requires Permit

Open Burning

Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) reminds the community that beginning October 15, a permit from the State will be required for open burning.

 

Open burning is defined as “the burning of a bonfire, vegetation debris fire or other fire ...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Oct. 13 Council Special Workshop at Municipal Airport

021021 City Council Work Session

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a Special Workshop meeting at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Municipal Airport Business Center, Community Room, 1930 Memorial Blvd., to discuss issues with staff.

 

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

‘In the City’ features Rutherford County Library System, Perform Murfreesboro, more

ITC OCT 2021

The Rutherford County Library System is on the move and wants your feedback to plan the future, the talented children of Perform Murfreesboro bring ‘Pirates Past Noon Kids’ to life, and floating down Stones River with CityTV on the Oct...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

City’s Public Works annual Fall Leaf Collection begins Oct. 1

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The 2021 Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 1 and continues through December 31, 2021.   During this peak season, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled curbside free of charge. Residents can start making plans for raking leaves and sp...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor McFarland recognizes latest STARS Award winners during Council meeting, Sept. 30

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Murfreesboro IT Network Administrator Bobby Leathers and Parks and Recreation Groundskeepers Beau Smith and Matthew Miles were honored Sept. 30, 2021, as the latest STARS award recipients for July and August. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the ...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

City launches website for public to report odors or gas

Odor Management Website

On September 20, 2021, the City of Murfreesboro launched a website for the public to report odors or gas believed to be coming from the Middle Point Landfill (“MPL”). The site, http://murfreesborotn.report/, contains a simple complaint...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Engineer Michele Emerson talks ‘Speed Cushions’ on “The Insider”

Speed Cushions With City Engineer  Michele Emerson

Effectively Slowing down traffic in pedestrian-sensitive areas is a growing concern of some Murfreesboro neighborhoods. City Engineer Michele Emerson discusses the Speed Cushion Pilot Program on the latest edition of “The Insider.&r...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

MTSU News: MTSU makes Princeton Review's best colleges list for third straight year

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Middle Tennessee State University returned to The Princeton Review’s annual list of the nation’s best colleges for a third consecutive year.

 

MTSU remains the only locally governed institution in Tennessee recognized by the pub...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Discovery and Overall Creek Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Overall Creek Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Erma Siegel Elementary missing the designation by mere fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Tenness...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue earns simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1 rating

CITY OF MURFREESBORO CFAI

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (ISO) Class 1 rating. MFRD earned ...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

3 Architects Rendering of One East College Project

TRC Construction Services began exterior demolition work on some structures at 123 E. College beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, as initial preparation phases for construction of a highly anticipated mixed-use development gets underway. The One East College...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Electric partner in downtown streetlight project

Streetlight City Hall

The City of Murfreesboro, in partnership with Middle Tennessee Electric, initiated a decorative streetlight bulb replacement project in downtown Murfreesboro that will result in energy cost savings. The LED streetlight project is tentatively sche...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City adds 70 acres to southern border of Barfield Crescent Park

Drone Photo of Oakwood Farm

Through a Federal parkland conversion process, the City of Murfreesboro has closed on the purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm located on the southern border of Barfield Crescent Park.  

 

“We are delighted to announce the expans...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Center for the Arts Reopens; announces 2021-22 season line-up

Season Poster 2022

The Center for the Arts' doors will once again be open for audiences as they just announced their 2021-22 season line-up, along with a special pre-season show scheduled for August. 

"We're back!, says Executive Director Pati...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

City of Murfreesboro objects to State’s review of new construction proposed at landfill

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has notified officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City objects to the State’s review ...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflects current best practices

Murfreesboro Solid Waste Logo

The City Council is anticipated to approve a revised Solid Waste Ordinance prior to adopting the City’s FY 22 budget to reflect current solid waste best practices, including the bagging of grass clippings and fees for curbside collection of bulk...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Council approves FY22 Budget, emerging from pandemic in “excellent financial condition”

Picture of the FY 22 Budget Cover page

The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 9) approved the City’s $208.4 million proposed FY22 General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting and public hearing May 20, 2021. 

 

“We c...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

MFRD prepares for potential flooding as aftermath of Ida approaches

MFRD Patch

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (August 30, 2021) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is asking residents to do their part to help prevent flooding and keep safety in mind as the aftermath of Ida approaches the area.  The storm is expected ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Location app helps save two teens lost in park

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The what3words location app helped to find two teenage girls lost in Barfield Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The girls spent an hour after nightfall trying to get back to their vehicle using Google maps but were unable....

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue creates shift training safety officer positions; announces promotions

MFRD PROMOTION AUG 2021

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (August 3, 2021) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks has announced the promotions of three employees to newly created shift training/safety officer paramedic positions.  

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Two Murfreesboro fires suspicious in nature

Huntington Drive Fire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two fires in Murfreesboro last month may have been set by arsonists, according to fire marshal office investigators.

  

The fires started days apart, one at 1411 Huntington Drive early Sunday mornin...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 19, 2021

MFRD becomes first fire department in state to earn simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1

CITY OF MURFREESBORO CFAI

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (IS...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Foulks elected International Director of Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks has been elected International Director for the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC).  Foulks was officially sworn into office at the...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

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MFRD Job Vacancy

CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTERDESCRIPTION

The application period for Firefighter will remain open yearly.  Applications will be assessed quarterly to establish an eligible candidate pool.  Once applications are vetted, approved applicants will rec...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Old Scream Road at Barfield Crescent Park

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Take a ride through Murfreesboro's scariest haunted hayride. Prepare yourself for the creepy journey through the forest of Barfield Park. For all ages, but may frighten small children. $5 per person. Contact John Teichman at jteichman@murfreesborontn.gov ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Harvest Days

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Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Village is taking place on October 23 from 10am - 4pm.

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Human Resources Department Renamed

HR Renamed Employee Services

The Human Resources Department has changed its name to the Employee Services Department.

Employee Services Department In the Spotlight
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Barfield Bash Carnival

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Join us at the Barfield Bash Carnival to play some ghostly games and win some frighteningly fun prizes, enjoy spooky music and participate in a chilling costume contest as well! There will be a startling story time, paranormal petting zoo, and a fortune t...

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Posted on: October 3, 2021

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection Underway

Fall Leaf Collection 2020

Fall Leaf Collection season is underway through January 31, 2022 and is free of charge during this time.   

 

City residents are asked to place loose leaves within five to 10 feet of the street so leaf vacuums’ can reach them easi...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Odor Reporting Portal - Middle Point Landfill

Odor Reporting Portal

On September 20, 2021, the City of Murfreesboro launched a website for the public to report odors or gas believed to be coming from the Middle Point Landfill (“MPL”). The site, http://murfreesborotn.report/, contains a simple complaint form. shor...

Odor Reporting Portal

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

History of Place webpage to enlighten newcomers and residents of prominent community names

History of Place

The City of Murfreesboro is proud to provide an on-going webpage project to inform the community of prominent figures behind the names of parks, roads, bridges, and memorials. While many residents may be familiar that the Doug Young Public Safety Training...

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History of Place webpage In the Spotlight
Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

Financial Transparancy

The City is committed to providing a transparent view of our financial data. Our Open Finance Portal provides a transparent look at the types of revenues we collect and how those public funds are spent. 

Amounts for the current fiscal year (July 1...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

BlueCross Healthy Place Ribbon Cutting

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Murfreesboro Celebrates Opening of BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park

Representatives of the City of Murfreesboro and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation recently gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand ope...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Long-time Murfreesboro Police Lieutenant retires after more than three decades

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 1, 2021) - Police Lieutenant Tom Sissom has retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) after 34 years of dedicated service.

 

Sissom began his career with MPD in October 1987.  He served as a police ...

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Police
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Police searching for man who assaults elderly Sam’s Club worker while attempting to steal computers

Sam's Club Computer Thief Photo

UPDATE: Your tips paid off.  The man who assaulted an elderly Sam's Club employee has been identified.  Property Crimes detectives are preparing to take out warrants for theft and strong armed robbery.  Thanks everyone for shari...

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Police
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Three people injured in crash after a possible road rage incident

Road Rage Crash

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 24, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department officers are investigating a possible road rage incident involving a motorcycle rider and the driver of an SUV on Friday, Sept. 24. The SUV flipped after it crashed into a...

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Police
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Wanted Texas fugitive arrested in Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 15, 2021) – A Texas man wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant, for removing an ankle monitor and jumping bail, is arrested in Murfreesboro after briefly refusing to come out of a home on Sept. 14.

The M...

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Police
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Police in search of damaged black Mercedes involved in a hit-and-run crash that caused power outage

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 3, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department officers are searching for the driver of a black Mercedes that was involved in a hit-and-run crash. The crash caused a power outage to thousands of residents and businesses...

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Police
Posted on: August 28, 2021

More than $350K in vehicles stolen or damaged at Murfreesboro dealership

SELF INFLICTED SHOOTING (1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – More than $350,000 in vehicles were stolen or damaged after someone cut the wires to the alarm system and forced their way into Beamon Dodge Dealership stealing five cars from the showroom floor on Friday, Aug. 27....

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Police
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Police urging motorcyclists to ride safely after fatal crash; speeding may have played a factor

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) investigators urge motorcyclists to ride with care after a fatal crash on Monday, Aug. 23. Excessive speed may have contributed to the wreck.

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Police
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Man sought after robbing Murfreesboro bank at gunpoint

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are looking for the man who robbed a bank at gunpoint on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Police responded to the Fifth Third Bank, 2927 S. Rutherford Blvd. for a hold-up alarm around 10:46 a.m.

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Police
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder

WHO MURDERED TERRELL RAY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor.

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Police
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Location app helps save two teens lost in park

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The what3words location app helped to find two teenage girls lost in Barfield Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The girls spent an hour after nightfall trying to get back to their vehicle using Google maps but were unable....

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Active warrants for suspect in 2019 Halls Hill Pike homicide

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations detectives have obtained warrants, including one for second-degree murder for a suspect in the 2019 homicide of 21-year-old Marquis Turner of Illinois.&a...

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Police
Posted on: July 25, 2021

Man takes own life after firing at officers

SELF INFLICTED SHOOTING

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A man took his own life after shooting at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday night, July 24. 

 

The incident happened at a duplex in the 1500 block of Old Lascassas Pike about 10:40 p...

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Police
Posted on: July 16, 2021

MPD promotes three to Lieutenant, honors 20-year and 30-year employees, K9 retirement

Promotion Collage

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three (3) sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, acknowledges several long-time employees and celebrates the retirement of a police K9 at a ce...

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Police
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound following attempted auto burglary and pursuit

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro man in an attempted auto burglary shot himself inside a stolen car after leading police on a pursuit Friday, July 9. 

Officers and medical personnel began treating the 19-year-old before taki...

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Police
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Police seeking identity of fraud suspect who claimed bottles of vitamins contained ants

Vitamins Fraud Suspect

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) fraud detectives are trying to identify the woman who fraudulently returned several bottles of vitamins to Sprouts Farmers Market; alleging each one had ants in them.

 

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Police
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Second woman arrested for stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from local businesses

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A second woman has been arrested accused of stuffing bags full of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items at JCPenney at Stones River Town Centre but dropped the keys to the getaway vehicle and couldn’t leave on Saturda...

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Police
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Murfreesboro police announces new interactive webpage

NEW POLICE WEBPAGE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new and enhanced webpage.  The webpage features a modern design, easy to use navigation, and offers tools to make it easi...

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Media Releases Archive

MEDIA RELEASES

Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive.  

The Media Releases date back to 2015.


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Posted on: March 26, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

2020 AWQR Cover (News Blast Dimensions)

The 2020 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our website at murfreesborotn.gov/awqr. The purpose of this water quality report is to provide information regarding your drinking water.  We want to keep you informed about the water and s...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

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