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Posted on: May 16, 2018

MFRD Welcomes Two New Firefighters

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department welcomed two new Firefighters this week. Harrison Shriner and Chris Spencer began orientation Monday.

The two have a combined 11.5 years of experience in the fire service.

“We are excited that Shriner and Spencer have joined the MFRD team,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. “I am confident that they will be a great fit here....

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday May 28

Memorial Day Stones River Cemetery

In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Saturday May 26 and Memorial Day. Rover, the City’s public t...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Local history documentary earns prestigious Telly Awards

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The 39th Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized the City of Murfreesboro’s local documentary ‘The House Still Standing’ as winner in two categories—Ge...

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Watch Award-Winning "The House Still Standing& In The News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

CityTV PSA brings home national Telly Award for promotional video in General-Children category

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The 39th Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized the City of Murfreesboro’s ‘Kids Recycling PSA’ as winner in the General-Children category. The award was announced May 21, 2018, and can be f...

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Watch Award-Winning "Kids Recycling PSA" In The News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: Final Design Phase For Murfreesboro Transit Center June 5

Transit Center Rendition

The City of Murfreesboro invites you to a public meeting to kick-off the final design phase for the Murfreesboro Transit Center June 5, 2018. The Transit Center will be located at the corner of Main Street and Bridge Avenue and will facilitate Rover opera...

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In The News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

TSSAA Spring Fling Championships return to Rutherford County May 22-25

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TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County later this month, May 22-25.  The best high school athletes in the state will compete for championships in tennis, baseball, softb...

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TSSAA Spring Fling Schedule In The News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

NOTICE TO CONSULTANT RIGHT-OF-WAY, SR-99 from U.S. 41 to Rutherford Blvd.

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The City of Murfreesboro seeks to retain the services of consultant firms for the SR-99 Bradyville Pike Project. The services may include all or parts of the following:

Appraisals for Right-of-Way Acquisition, Review Appraisals and related services for por...

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In The News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

MTSU News: MTSU report--Foreign firms invested $2B, created 3,400 jobs in Tenn. last year

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Tennessee again attracted substantial foreign investment in 2017, amounting to roughly $2 billion from 11 different countries, according to the latest “Global Commerce” report from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center...

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Read Full "Global Commerce" Report In The News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

John Pittard Elementary students design their dream home

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Students at John Pittard Elementary were outside mapping house plans after spending weeks in the classroom learning ratio and proportional relationships in real-life form.

Students brought their dream house designs to life from original sketches drawn on g...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Council authorizes project management contract for new school

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (May 10) to authorize contracts with CBRE/Heery for project management services and Johnson+Bailey for architectural services of a new Murfreesboro K-6 school. The new school, to be located at Veterans Parkway ...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Overall Creek Earns Tennessee Designated STEM School Status

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Overall Creek Elementary, a Murfreesboro City School, was named a Tennessee Designated STEM School by the State of Tennessee during the STEM Innovation Summit in Nashville on May 8. The Tennessee STEM School Designation denotes that a school meets the hig...

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Murfreesboro City Schools website In The News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

MCS Summer Food Service 'CHOW' begins May 29

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Murfreesboro City Schools announces its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at twenty-four locations this summer. With the school year coming to an end, the MCS Nutrition Department will be kicking off the Summer Food Service Program May 29.

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CHOW Participating Locations In The News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Murfreesboro City Schools celebrates outstanding employees

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Murfreesboro City Schools honored its Employees of the Year at a special ceremony this week. Forty-six staff members received recognition as support staff of the year and departmental employee of the year. Support staff from each school and departments we...

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In The News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

‘Rainforest Adventure’

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Tenn., May 7, 2018—Visitors to the Discovery Center will soon embark on an exploration of tropical rainforests with the museum’s newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, opening Saturday, May 12.

Swing like a Spider monkey, discover a rodent that we...

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Discover Center 'Rainforest Adventure' webpa In The News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Portion of Stones River Greenway near Cason Trailhead to close for construction project May 7

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The Stones River Greenway will be closed from the Cason Trailhead to just past the Highway 99 overpass starting Monday, May 7, 2018, for the Highway 99 (New Salem Highway) widening project.

The Cason Trailhead will be open for parking, and greenway users m...

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Greenway and Wetlands webpage In The News
Posted on: May 6, 2018

Record 2,641 MTSU grads at Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies

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The trio of guest speakers at MTSU’s two-day series of spring 2018 commencement ceremonies offered similar suggestions to the record 2,641 graduates reaching this life-changing moment: use your hard-earned knowledge and skills to meet new challe...

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List of Spring 2018 Graduates In The News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Water Resources Department demonstrates cost-saving customer portal

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources Department webpage In The News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

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Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River will connect the terminus south of the Cason Trailhead t...

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Greenway webpage In The News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Telecommunicator of the Year Marty Gillihan Recognized

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 The Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and the City of Murfreesboro honors local public safety Telecommunicators, the "first" first responders, this week in recognition of National Telecommunicator...

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In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

‘Gardening in the City’ features Murfree Spring wetlands and challenge of invasive Parrot feather

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In the latest edition of “Gardening in the City,” learn more about the challenges of ensuring that the Murfree Spring wetlands flourish. The Spring 2018 episode of “Gardening in the City” is available for viewing on...

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Watch "Gardening in the City" on YouTube In The News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: Murfreesboro seeking new laureates for second term

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The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018, with a term beginning in July of this year and ending in June of 2019. Cultural Arts is calling on all local, professional artists specializing ...

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Submit applications through May 5, 2018 In The News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Council authorizes sale of Gateway land to Vanderbilt Med Center

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize the sale of between 11 and 14 acres of City-owned real estate in the Gateway to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC plans to build a Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center at the sit...

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In The News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Murfreesboro laureates fortifying local arts community

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Cultural Arts launched Murfreesboro’s first Laureate program last year to honor three of our local arts professionals and give them the opportunity to educate others about their craft. In June 2017 Murfreesboro’s first laureates were appointed in three ca...

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro In The News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

MCS Mobile Library hits the road this Summer

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is preparing to take reading on the road this summer. MCS will add a library on wheels to encourage reading during the summer months and throughout the year. The MCS mobile library is funded through Christy-Houston Foundati...

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Murfreesboro City Schools In The News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

TDOT Hwy 96 widening project set to get underway

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is scheduled to begin the widening of (SR) 96 at Veterans Parkway in early 2018.

Construction signs will be posted this month along with erosion control. Clearing operations are scheduled to begin the week ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

H2O - Help to Others

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H2O (Help 2 Others) - a program funded by our customers to assist those in need with their utility bills. You can add $1, $2, $5, $10 or more to your monthly bill. These funds are then forwarded to Rutherford County Community Helpers to serve the needs of...

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Water Resources
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Cost-saving customer portal now available

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Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the shor...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 23, 2018

WRRF Completes Final Phase of Construction

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The WRRF's (Water Resources Recovery Facility) final phase of construction has been completed and is now online. The 50% plant expansion provides for the City’s rapid population growth. It has a permitted design flow capacity of 20 million gallons per day...

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