Watch the brave and crazy plunge into the frigid, icy waters of Sports*Com pool as host Michael Linn White delivers another edition of “In the City.” The February episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TUm-IgdC37M.
The February 2018 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program, began airing Monday, Feb. 5 on CityTV. The news magazine show airs every day at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Channel 3 and 1094 on Comcast Xfinity, Channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, Roku, and YouTube.
February’s edition of “In the City” features:
- The New Year’s Day 5K. While extremely frigid temperatures on New Year’s Day had most huddling inside, over 300 braved the elements for a 5K run to start 2018 on a healthy foot. Learn about Mayor Shane McFarland’s ‘Better Boro Project’ and why the New Year’s 5K event is such a big hit. And hear from this year’s big winner, Daniel Smith. Watch story at https://youtu.be/opvsxoV5FJ8.
- The 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge also had its cold weather challenges. The popular annual event had its coldest year yet. With the air temperature of 20 degrees and water temp a record-breaking 34 degrees, it was not for the faint-hearted https://youtu.be/VoUgz0NDeLI.
- The 6th Annual Wedding Dresses Through the Decades at Oaklands Mansion returns with new dresses and new stories from the community. Educational Director Mary Beth Nevills provides viewers with a history of how the community event began and how the history through fashion exhibit has grown. Collected oral histories, photos and dresses are on exhibit through March 4 at Oaklands. Watch Story at https://youtu.be/pGWYO7fAJ-Y.
- The 2018 Center for the Arts theater season kicked off with sold out crowds and the popular Broadway musical Hairspray. Michael Linn White showcases the musical production in downtown Murfreesboro. Hear from Hairspray cast members and directors of Center for the Arts. For more information, visit www.boroarts.org. Watch Story https://youtu.be/D2R4xrISvf8.
- Downtown Murfreesboro has been selected by TDOT to receive a $6 million IMPROVE Act Competitive Transit Capital Grant for design and construction of a new Rover Transit Facility. The full-service Rover Bus station is planned on a potential 2.89-acre site located at W. Main and Bridge Ave. The City hopes to open the Transit Facility by 2021 with construction anticipated in Oct. 2019. For more information, contact Transportation Director Jim Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-893-6441.
- Watch as Murfreesboro Fire Rescue donates a 1990 fire engine to the Eagleville Fire Department. Deputy Chief Roger Toombs was on hand to turn-over the 50-foot ladder pumper which will give the Rutherford County community rescue capability it didn’t have. View Newsbreak at https://youtu.be/FkRbLd7g6Yc.
- AARP and VITA are providing free Tax Preparations for those who qualify. Learn more about both programs in this episode of ‘In the City.’
‘In the City’ is produced by video producer Steve Burris. Michael Linn White, the host of ‘In the City,’ is a 2017 MTSU Multimedia Journalism graduate. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, White previously worked as a video journalist for WMBB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Panama City, Florida.
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