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Posted on: January 18, 2020

Fire displaces multiple residents at Murfreesboro apartment complex

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An overnight fire caused major damage to a 12-unit building and forced the evacuation of more than 20 residents, at the 1540 Place Apartments on Lascassas Pike, Friday, Jan. 17.

An overnight fire caused major damage to a 12-unit building and forced the evacuation of more than 20 residents, at the 1540 Place Apartments on Lascassas Pike, Friday, Jan. 17.

Members of the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) and Murfreesboro Pol...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Firefighters monitor air quality at an apartment complex after the smell of gasoline, no danger to r

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews will continue to monitor the air quality at an apartment complex after a worker with a paving company used gasoline to clean equipment at the complex’s onsite car wash, causing gas fumes to spread.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) crews will continue to monitor the air quality at an apartment complex, throughout the night, after a worker with a paving company used gasoline to clean equipment at the complex’s onsite car wash, caus...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Father, daughter escape house ire unharmed

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A father and his daughter were able to safely get out of their burning home after a fire in a converted garage quickly spread Thursday morning, Jan. 2.

A father and his daughter were able to safely get out of their burning home after a fire in a converted garage quickly spread Thursday morning, Jan. 2.

The preliminary investigation revealed the father was in his home office working when he smelled smoke. ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

MFRD stresses the importance of sprinklers following a stove fire

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Sprinklers prevented a stove fire from spreading after dousing flames at The Blue Apartments, 2707 S. Rutherford Blvd., Thursday afternoon, causing water damage to several units.

Sprinklers prevented a stove fire from spreading after dousing flames at The Blue Apartments, 2707 S. Rutherford Blvd., Thursday afternoon, Dec. 12, causing water damage to several units.

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Family escapes house fire unharmed

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A Murfreesboro family managed to safely escape a burning home overnight but will not be able to stay in the home because of smoke and fire damage.

A Murfreesboro family managed to safely escape a burning home overnight but will not be able to stay in the home because of smoke and fire damage.

At approximately 11:58 p.m., Dec. 8, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters were dispatched ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Motel fire determined to be electrical

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Division has determined the possible cause of the fire at the Jackson Motel to be electrical in nature, due to an overloaded circuit.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Division has determined the possible cause of the fire at the Jackson Motel to be electrical in nature, due to an overloaded circuit.

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Posted on: November 24, 2019

Two people treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a local motel

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Two people were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation following a motel fire Sunday morning.

Two people were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation following a motel fire Sunday morning.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) crews were dispatched to the Jackson Motel, 831 NW Broad Street, at 8:46 a.m., Nov. 24, to a report of ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 20

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

Rover, the City’s public transportation service, wi...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Municipal Airport awarded $1M grant for MTSU apron upgrades as part of economic development

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The City of Murfreesboro Municipal Airport has been awarded a 2020 Aeronautics Economic Development Fund grant of $1 million, the maximum grant approved from the Aeronautics Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The announcement came in ...

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In The News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

2020 Census, Discovery School Tikes and Kwanzaa ‘In the City’

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The 2020 Census will impact how Rutherford County citizens are represented in Congress and how federally-funded services in the community are delegated. Learn more about when the count begins and ways to complete the form by watching ‘In the Cit...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Murfreesboro City Schools Hosts African American Celebration Jan 23

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African American exhibits,
cuisine, and much more will be featured Thursday, Jan 23 as Murfreesboro CitySchools and Patterson Park Community Center host the 2020 African American
Celebration. The event will be held at Patterson Park Community Center b...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Collier Smith to be honored by City Schools Foundation Jan. 24

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Collier Smith’s service to public education is no laughing matter but the gala honoring her should be a ball of fun. The 13th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Smith and feature Discovery School on January 24. Smith joins an excepti...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Murfreesboro Water Resources kicks off United Way’s ‘Community Baby Shower’ in a major way

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Murfreesboro Water Resources Department is proud to announce its collaboration with United Way in this year's ‘Community Baby Shower.’ For the annual collaboration, Murfreesboro Water has signed on to become one of many collection sites for this year's ev...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

City Council approves sale of MED to MTEMC; Transaction must win TVA approval

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (Jan. 9) adopted Resolution 19-R-30 approving the sale of the City’s electric system and operations to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC). The merger transaction would provide the City with appr...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Rutherford County Chamber announces Distinguished Award recipients to be honored Feb. 4

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The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Lee Moss as the 2019 Business Legend of the Year, Deb Thompson as the 2019 Business Person of the Year and Shane Reeves as recipient of the Leadership Rutherford 2019 Pinnacle Award. These three honorees...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

New Habitat homeowners blessed by MTSU, community support

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Carlos Rivero-Odermatt and Rafela Aldas always dreamed of being homeowners. The Ecuador natives, married for 43 years, had a goal of creating a better living situation for their family and knew homeownership would help achieve that goal.

When MTSU&rsqu...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Greg McKnight appointed as Interim Planning Director

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City Manager Craig Tindall Wednesday (Jan. 8) appointed Greg McKnight, effective immediately, as the Interim Planning Director. McKnight currently serves as director of project development in administration.

“As director of project development, G...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Linebaugh Library relaunches its winter reading program Jan. 18

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Linebaugh Library will celebrate Mr. Nelson and the reading program with a kickoff event at the library on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. The Jake Leg Stompers will play prewar roots music at 1 pm.

Resolve to read! Linebaugh Public Library will h...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

MTSU survey: Tenn. consumers feeling good about current, future economies

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The most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey indicate consumers are more willing to open their wallets and purses this holiday shopping season. The Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 254 from 214 in September.  It's the highest level f...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Murfreesboro among Top-50 Boomtowns in America

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Murfreesboro is among the Top-50 Boomtowns in America, according to an analysis of economic data by SmartAsset.

Murfreesboro, No. 46, ranks in the top 60 out of the 500 total cities for four metrics:

  1. Population growth

  2. GDP growth

  3. Growth in the number ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

2020 Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

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Solid Waste collection changes during holidays. Please refer to the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule for changes in garbage pickup.

 New Year’s Day, Wednesday Jan 1, 2020 NO CHANGES

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Gernell Jenkins promoted to Superintendent of Patterson Park Community Center

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Murfreesboro
Parks and Recreation Department (MPRD) announced today that GernellJenkins has been promoted to Superintendent at Patterson Park Community Center
following the retirement of Russell Smith.

“Gernell’s community connections, organizational a...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

UPDATE: TDOT I-24 Smartway upgrades to impact Murfreesboro’s Traffic Signal System

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As part of enhancements to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) I-24 Smart Corridor Project, Murfreesboro’s Traffic Signal System will undergo signal upgrades at some major intersections.  The changes are scheduled to avoid...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

3rd Annual Winterfest brings outdoor ice skating and events to Murfreesboro Nov. 22-January 20

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As the holiday season approaches, the third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro from November 22 to January 20.Winterfest creates a magical experience for all ages with festive holida...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Suspect who shot at officers identified

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The man who fired shots at Murfreesboro Police Department officers after a foot pursuit and crash has been identified as Larenzo D. Flowers, 26, of Murfreesboro.

Flowers is charged with five counts of attempted second degree murder, two counts of evading a...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Woman struck and killed by train identified

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Murfreesboro Police Department detectives have identified a woman who was struck by a train and died, Sunday, Jan. 12.

The preliminary investigation indicates the woman appeared to walk into the path of the train near the CSX railroad crossing at Old Salem...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Firefighters discover deceased woman in vehicle in a grocery store parking lot

Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating an unattended death of a woman found by firefighters, unresponsive in a vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, Monday afternoon, Jan. 6.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

MPD Promotes Four to Lieutenant, Civilian employee retires

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen promotes four (4) sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant – Lieutenant Jeff Baskette, Lieutenant Melonie Roche, Lieutenant Sam Smith and Lieutenant Craig Snider.

Lieutenant James Baskette start...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Operation Toy Soldier Fraudulent bar code shoplifting ring busted

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Murfreesboro Police and authorities in Alabama have dismantled a shoplifting ring where fraudulent UPC bar codes were used to purchase Star Wars theme toys and other action figures for pennies on the dollar, throughout the Southeast and reselling them onl...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Two MPD officers honored by Tennessee Highway Safety Office

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Two Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers were among dozens of law enforcement officers statewide to be honored by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for their efforts in keeping Middle Tennessee roadways safer.

MPD Officer Chris Waters rec...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

MPD issues warning about banking texting scam

A Murfreesboro woman is the latest victim of a texting scam targeting banking customers.

The victim received a text message from someone claiming to be with the Fraud Department of a local bank asking her to confirm an attempted charge of $880 that was mad...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Florida fugitive arrested after stand-off with police

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A man wanted on a felony warrant for probation violation out of Florida is taken into custody after a two-hour stand-off with Murfreesboro Police Department’s SWAT Team.

Police officers initially responded to a domestic call at the location. &...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges pending in fatal crash

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A Murfreesboro man is deceased and another one injured following a single vehicle crash on Warrior Driver Saturday morning, Dec. 7.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2012 Nissan Altima, Dustan Michael Volkman, 27, may have been speedin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Couple arrested for a string of business burglaries

A Murfreesboro man and woman have been arrested and charged with a string of commercial business burglaries that occurred over three months.

25-year-old Jalen Ellison was taken into custody by uniformed officers after a traffic stop at Maymont Drive and Ea...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Two veteran Murfreesboro Police Department officers retire

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the retirement of two veteran officers who dedicated more than 53 years of combined service to the department.

A retirement ceremony was held Friday, Nov. 9, at Murfreesboro Police Headquar...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Suspect arrested for vandalizing MPD patrol vehicle

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A Murfreesboro man is behind bars after being arrested for vandalizing a Murfreesboro Police Department patrol vehicle.

Larod Everett, 47, is accused of slashing all four tires on an officer’s patrol unit and ripping off the trunk emblem at an ap...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Grand Jury indicts Kelsey Ketron on multiple charges

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A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, Murfreesboro Police Detective Chris Pi...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

MPD WELCOMES NINE NEW OFFICERS

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The Murfreesboro Police Department’s newest officers graduated Sept. 27 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville.  The officers, who were part of Class 1869, spent 12-weeks studying and training at the Ba...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Murfreesboro Water Resources kicks off United Way's 'Community Baby Shower' in a major way

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Murfreesboro Water Resources Department is proud to announce its collaboration with United Way in this year's ‘Community Baby Shower.’ For the annual collaboration, Murfreesboro Water has signed on to become one of many collection sites for this year's ev...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

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The goal of this water quality report is to provide you with information regarding your drinking water. We want to keep you informed about the water and services that we have delivered to you over the past year and we are pleased to provide you with this ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Water Resource Integration Plan

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MWRD is excited to publish our Water Resource Integration Plan (WRIP).  This document was prepared as a companion document to the City’s Murfreesboro 2035 comprehensive plan.  With the anticipated growth of this community, MWRD believed ...

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