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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Murfreesboro City Schools featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Trey Duke, Murfreesboro City Schools Director, shares priorities and leadership goals for the new school year on the latest edition of “The Insider.”

 

Dr. Trey Duke joined MCS in 2019 to coordinate the opening of Salem Elementary and to serve as P...

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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

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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

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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: June 17, 2021

TDOT reopens portion of Cason Lane at State Route 99; planned closure reopens sooner than planned

TDOT Detour Map of SR-99 Cason Lane

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews reopened Cason Lane after temporarily closing roadway near the intersection of State Route 99 (New Salem Highway) today (July 12) in Rutherford County.

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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: July 8, 2021

Middle Tennessee Electric Celebrates anniversary of MED Merger in report to City Council

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Middle Tennessee Electric celebrated the first year together with Murfreesboro Electric in a report to Mayor McFarland and the City Council. The seven-page report outlines the many benefits and accomplishments realized in the first year after the merger.&...

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Gordon Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. Ferguson has been a fixture in healthcare leadership in Rutherford Coun...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Greenway, Senior Center Open House, MFRD Water Rescue and more ‘In the City’

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Take an aerial view of the newest stretch of Greenway, learn about the many programs offered by the Senior Center, and watch Murfreesboro firefighters train for swift water rescue in the Stones River. The latest edition of “In the City&...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Michele Emerson named Murfreesboro’s first female City Engineer

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Michele Emerson has been named the first female City Engineer for the City of Murfreesboro after four years serving in the Engineering Division, including Assistant City Engineer and Project Engineer.  

 

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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: June 29, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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The City’s Revised Solid Waste Ordinance is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. The new ordinance takes effect August 1, 2021, with changes to requirements for best...

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2021

“Rhythm and Resonance” art exhibit opens June 29 in City Rotunda

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The public is invited to the summer City Hall rotunda exhibit Rhythm and Resonance: Expressionism in Stereo featuring works by artists Dalia Garcia and Deb Wellborn. The exhibit runs from Tuesday, June 29 through Thursday, August 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

'We’re so proud that five of the best teams in the nation come from Rutherford County’

Members of all five Rutherford County national championship teams pictured

Wearing their coveted white championship jackets, cheerleading teams from Blackman and Siegel high schools along with Rockvale Middle School and two teams from Stewarts Creek High School recognized after winning national championships.   ...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Mayor recognizes Firefighter Andrew Carter with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Firefighter Andrew Carter has been named STARS award recipient for June 2021 for saving a child’s life. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Carter during the City Council meeting Thursday, June 24, 2021.    

 

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

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

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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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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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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Council finalizes selection of Jennifer Brown as new City Recorder/Treasurer/Finance Director

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The Murfreesboro City Council has selected Jennifer Brown, who has served as assistant finance director, as the new City Recorder/Treasurer. In this appointed position, Brown will serve as the Finance Director, replacing Melissa Wright who is retiring eff...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Revised FEMA Flood Maps review process underway; preliminary maps available for review

Area of Flood Map Update Exhibit

Flooding is one of the costliest disasters in the U.S., resulting in $4 billion in annual property damage and one of the highest losses of life due to natural disaster. 

 

Following the Covid-19 delay in 2020, the Federal Emergency Managem...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Planning Commission approves renaming Mercury Boulevard to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Commons

The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted Wednesday (May 19) to rename Mercury Boulevard to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard following a public hearing, May 5, 2021. The official renaming won’t take effect until impacted residents and com...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

MTSU Creamery milk headlines return of Main Street Saturday Market May 22

MTSU Creamery Saturday market crowd

The Main Street Saturday Market resumes its annual summer and fall season from 8 a.m. to noon starting May 22 and continuing through Oct. 30, said Linda Weeks, Saturday market manager, who added there will not be a mask mandate in place this year, as COVI...

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City News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Speed Cushion Pilot Program dedicated to study of neighborhood traffic safety improvement

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The City of Murfreesboro recently installed traffic speed cushions on Alexander Boulevard to slow traffic on the busy stretch of roadway in a residential neighborhood. 

 

The City Engineering Department has developed a “Speed Cus...

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City News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Council adopts resolution creating Community Investment Study Group on MED Proceeds

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Feb. 25) to create a Community Investment Study Group to provide advice on handling proceeds from the sale of the City’s Electric Department to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporatio...

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

City maintains Moody’s Aa1 and S&P 500 Global AA Ratings on General Obligation debt

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Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aa1 rating to the City of Murfreesboro’s $65 million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021. In addition, Standard and Poor’s (S&P Global) has assigned an AA rating for this issue. ...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announces 2021 Laureates

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The City of Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announced the 2021 recipients of the Murfreesboro laureate honor today.  Dancer laureate Meg Brooker and Actor laureate Cameron L. Mitchell join Poet laureate Amie Whittemore after being selected from a tale...

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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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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 1, 2021

MPD, MFRD encouraging residents to practice safety after man severely injured hand with fireworks

Fireworks Safety

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Police and Fire Rescue Departments are urging residents to practice fireworks safety after a part of a man's hand was amputated while attempting to shoot a firework mortar from the sunroof of ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City implements new burn permit fee for commercial construction sites and public gathering bonfires

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The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations hoping to host public gathering bonfires.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The City of Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has established a new burn permit fee for open burning organic material on commercial construction sites and for organizations like schools, churches or neighborhood ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Boro Beach Opens July 27

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Boro Beach located at Sports Com opens Tuesday, July 27 at 10am

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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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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Movies Under the Stars

2021 Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars begins June 7.  A different family-friendly free movie shown each week through the end of July at four locations beginning at 8:30pm.

 

Locations

Mondays: Barfield Crescent Park

Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood P...

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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: June 3, 2021

Friday Night Live concert season starts June 4

Friday Night Live

Friday, June 4, is the first of the summer season’s four FREE Friday Night Live concerts on the Murfreesboro Downtown square presented by Main Street.  Scheduled for the first Friday of June, July, August, and September, the concerts have become ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Movies Under the Stars

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A different movie will be shown each week at four locations beginning at 8:30 p.m.

 

Locations

Mondays: Barfield Crescent Park

Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park

Fridays: Cason Trailhead

Saturdays: Fountains at Gateway

 

Limited concess...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

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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

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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: July 1, 2021

MPD, MFRD encouraging residents to practice safety after man severely injured hand with fireworks

Fireworks Safety

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Police and Fire Rescue Departments are urging residents to practice fireworks safety after part of a man's hand was amputated while attempting to shoot a firework mortar from the sunroof of a car Wednesday, June...

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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

Woman arrested on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from local businesses

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two women are seen 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 Saturday, Ju...

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Police
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Criminal Investigations Division detectives charge second man in March homicide

Dimetrius Ford

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Three months after a violent murder on S. University and Sevier Streets, a second man has been charged.

Dimetrius Raymond Ford, 28, will be served warrants for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder once he&am...

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Police
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Man arrested in 2020 homicide at a local apartment complex

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Criminal Investigations Division detectives have solved a 2020 homicide with the arrest of a 19-year-old man.

 

Rickey Leedarius Flowers, of Murfreesboro, was arrested June 15 on a sealed indictment from a R...

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Police
Posted on: June 22, 2021

New technology, careless drivers causing increase in auto thefts

Park Smart

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Drivers leaving keys and key fobs in their vehicles, and not locking the doors has led to an increase of auto thefts in Murfreesboro, according to detectives. In several cases, weapons were stolen.

So far, about 57 ...

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Police
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Officer applies tourniquet to control bleeding of shooting victim; police searching for the shooter

Possible Get-Away Van

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Quick thinking by a Murfreesboro Police Department officer may have helped save the life of a shooting victim on Sunday, June 13.   

The officer applied a tourniquet around the arm of the 35-year-old shooti...

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Police
Posted on: June 6, 2021

TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro; officer identified

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UPDATED MPD STATEMENT:Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is still investigating the police-involved shooting of a man in Murfreesboro near W. Rutherford Blvd. on Sunday.  
The man is recovering in the hospital and is in stable condition.  ...
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Police
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Behind The Badge June 2021

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Unit detectives are offering human and sex trafficking training for barbers, hair stylists and nail salon workers.  The latest episode of ‘Behind The ...

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Police
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Police investigating fatal multi-vehicle crash on Lebanon Pike, driver identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Investigators with Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) are investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles Wednesday, June 2.

 

Tibor Koritsanszky, 66, of Murfreesbo...

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Police
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Police searching for suspect(s) in shooting, car fire death, victim identified

Car Fire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are searching for the suspect(s) who shot a woman, causing her vehicle to wreck and burst into flames on Monday, May 31.  ...

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Police
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Police investigating three unrelated road rage incidents, drivers urged to be patient while driving

ROAD RAGE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are investigating three unrelated violent road rage incidents over the past several days, one with gunshots being fired at another vehicle.

Officers responded to a road rage incident ...

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Police
Posted on: May 10, 2021

MPD Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony honoring fallen goes virtual

MPD VIRTUAL PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY LOGO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The annual Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Peace Officer Memorial Day ceremony in honor of fallen officers will be virtual due to COVID. It will air on various broadcast and social media platforms, at 9 a.m. ...

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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: June 28, 2021

Slim & Husky's Pizzeria First Responders Appreciation Day

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Slim & Husky's Pizzeria on Medical Center Parkway honored first responders and gave the first 100 a free pizza Thursday, June 24.  It was a way to say thank you to the first responders in Murfreesboro/Rutherford County as the pizzeri...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

MWRD prepares Donation Store as a collection site for the 8th annual "Stuff The Bus" Drive

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The Murfreesboro Water Resources - Community Affairs is proud to be a returning partner of the 2021 United Way Stuff the Bus campaign.

The “Stuff the Bus” campaign occurs annually to ensure that our most at-risk students have everything...

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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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