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Posted on: March 30, 2020

MFRD urges residents to properly discard charcoal ashes after weekend fire

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Discarded charcoal ashes placed in a plastic trash can is believed to have started a garage fire that also damaged the exterior of two homes Saturday night, March 28, a fire marshal investigation revealed.

Discarded charcoal ashes placed in a plastic trash can is believed to have started a garage fire that also damaged the exterior of two homes Saturday night, March 28, a fire marshal investigation revealed. 

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Two teens rescued after kayak overturns in Stones River

Two teenagers escape injury after their kayak overturned, leaving them stranded in the Stones River Sunday afternoon, March 29.

Two teenagers escape injury after their kayak overturned, leaving them stranded in the Stones River Sunday afternoon, March 29.

The 17-year old males launched the kayak at the Thompson Lane Trailhead around 1:45 p.m. Fifteen seconds into the ride, the kaya...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Man arrested for arson, accused of setting fire outside business

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A man is facing arson charges after intentionally setting a fire outside a business on Medical Center Pkwy. in Murfreesboro, Tuesday, March 10.

A man is facing arson charges after intentionally setting a fire outside a business on Medical Center Pkwy. in Murfreesboro, Tuesday, March 10.

Daniel Smith, 46, was detained and questioned by Murfreesboro Police Department officers and Murfreesboro Fire R...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor schedules Live Televised Briefing on Facebook and CityTV amid “Stay at Home” Emergency

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Mayor Shane McFarland will hold another Live televised briefing Wednesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. to be carried live on Facebook and CityTV. The CityTV Live televised briefing can be viewed on Comcast Xfinity channel 3 & 1094, AT&T Uverse channel 99, ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor renews “State of Emergency”; adopts Governor Lee’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order No. 23

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland renewed the Declaration of ‘State of Emergency,’ extending the City’s previous declaration and adopting Governor Bill Lee’s ‘Stay at Home’ Executive Order No. 2...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Cancellations and Postponements: Coronavirus

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 In response to CDC guidelines, a number of City facilities remain closed. 

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In accordance with the Governor’s recommendation, Murfreesboro City Schools remain closed.  On March 24, Gov. Lee extended recommen...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Rutherford County Mayors’ Caucus Stands United in Support of Gov. Lee’s Executive Order 22

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The Rutherford County Mayors’
Caucus stands united in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 22(Order 22) released Monday, March 30. 

Order 22, along with its
accompanying Order 21, an expansion of the previously re...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

C.H.O.W. served up on “The Insider”: Listen to the City of Murfreesboro’s Podcast on Podbean

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C.H.O.W., the free emergency food service program for children ages 18 and under, is the topic on the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s monthly Podcast. Murfreesboro City Schools Director, Dr. Linda Gilbert, discuss...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Hall closing to public, effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25

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Murfreesboro City Hall will be closed to the public, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice. Critical operations will continue.

The temporary City Hall closure follows executive orders, including Executive Order 17, by Governor Bill Lee ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Rutherford County residents urged to check mail, fill out 2020 Census forms

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As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time
at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxesand stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be
filled out online.

For one of...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Mayor renews “State of Emergency” including “Safe at Home” Guidance for COVID-19

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued a renewed order, amending the local ‘State of Emergency’ for the City of Murfreesboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The renewed order goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Murfreesboro encourages public to watch Council remotely

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In response to recent guidance issued by the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health, the City of Murfreesboro is strongly discouraging citizens from attending Council meetings in person until further notice to protect public safety. All scheduled public h...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mayor declares local “State of Emergency” for COVID-19

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued an order Saturday, March 21, 2020, declaring a local ‘State of Emergency’ for the City of Murfreesboro in response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, pandemic. The Order goes into eff...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

What You Should Know About The Coronavirus?

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Information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak is available from the US Center for Disease Control, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the World Health Organization. These organizations offer the most accurate and timely information regarding the Cor...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

‘Behind The Badge’: Sex Trafficking Awareness for hotel managers, F.A.C.T., lifesaving dispatcher

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The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division hosted sex trafficking awareness training for local hotel managers; a dispatcher helps save the life of a suicidal man more than 500 miles away. The first 2020 episode of MPDs ‘Be...

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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: March 27, 2020

Inactive military training grenade found in yard of Murfreesboro home

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Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Bomb Squad removed what turned out to be an inactive military training hand grenade found in the front yard of a Murfreesboro home late Friday morning, March 27.

A homeowner said he was mowing his lawn on Hopew...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

MPD Detective graduates from National Forensic Academy

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A Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) sergeant becomes the fourth departmental staff member to graduate from the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy (NFA).

Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey was presented a diploma at a graduation ceremony held...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Murfreesboro Water encourages customers to "Don't Flush Wipes"

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A growing concern for the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD), is the excess use of disposable (often labeled flushable) wipes  and similar products being flushed into our sewer system, causing major blockages. Due to the curr...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

2019 Annual Water Quality Report

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The 2019 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our website at http://www.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 ...

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