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Posted on: August 30, 2019

2019 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park September 21

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Dozens of local talented artists will once again display and sell their creative work along the Greenway trail within Old Fort Park Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival.

Hosted by the Cultural Arts division...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

MTSU alumna, retired admin Gloria Bonner shares cancer journey as Wine Around the Square honoree

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Two-time cancer survivor Gloria Bonner is being honored for the resilience and grace she’s shown throughout her journey to good health as the 2019 honoree for the eighth annual Wine Around the Square fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 21, in Murfreesbor...

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Wine Around the Square Information (Link) In The News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Hands-On Harley Davidson exhibit opens at the Discovery Center Sept. 21

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Hit the road with America’s most iconic and beloved motorcycle in Hands-On Harley-Davidson™, an interactive exhibit that rolls into the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring on Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of a national tour.

Visitors can e...

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Discovery Center 'Hands-On' exhibit webpage In The News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Fire Marshal places ban on burning in City Limits until further notice

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Effective immediately, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal Carl Peas has placed a mandatory ban on burning in the city limits until further notice.

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

"Until we receive...

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department webpage (link) In The News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Arts News: Experience a new take on Shakespeare at the Center for the Arts Sept. 20-29

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The Center for the Arts continues its the 2019 season with 'Shakespeare in Love.' The play, adapted from the Academy Award winning movie, is a romantic comedy that questions how young Will Shakespeare came to be the revered poet that we know him today.

It ...

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In The News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Ribbon-cutting for 'Little Libraries' on Breezeway Trail Sept. 16

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A ribbon cutting for three Little Libraries was celebrated Monday, September 16, on the Breezeway Restorative Trail located behind The Fountains at Gateway. The public is invited to check out the Little Libraries and find a book to borrow.

Books are borrow...

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Cultural Arts Murfreesboro (Link) In The News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

MCS designated ‘Exemplary’ School District and more in Sept. ‘In the City’

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Murfreesboro City Schools received the designation of ‘Exemplary’ District from the Tennessee Department of Education, the highest distinction school districts can earn in Tennessee. ‘In the City’ takes you to the A...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

WalletHub.com names Murfreesboro 4th Best Small Real Estate Market

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Murfreesboro has been named 2019's 4th Best Small Real-Estate Market in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.Com. Murfreesboro ranks 11th overall and 4th among small cities.

To determine the best local real-estate mark...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Launches Virtual Reality Program for Nursing Home Residents

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Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes (TSVH), a highly rated non-profit organization with four nursing facilities in Tennessee, today announced the launch of a virtual reality pilot program for skilled nursing and long-term care residents. TSVH will partner wit...

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In The News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Destiney Powell art exhibit and reception at Patterson Park community art gallery Sept. 4-Oct. 9

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The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center will host Colorful Cultural, a collection of art by Destiney Powel from September 4 through October 9, 2019. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. until 9 ...

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In The News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

MTSU 9/11 events for 2020 to feature Atkins' Murphy Center concert

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As retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, MTSU senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, concluded the MTSU 9/11 Remembrance ceremony Wednesday (Sept. 11), he introduced special guest Rodney Atkins.

Moments later, the country music entertainer with...

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In The News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Murfreesboro ranks No. 12 in Top-25 cities where millennials are moving, according to SmartAsset

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Murfreesboro ranks No. 12 in the Top-25 cities where millennials are moving, according to a recent SmartAsset study using U.S. Census Bureau data.

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workplace and by 2030 they will comprise 75% of the U.S. wo...

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SmartAsset Study (Link) In The News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

City will raze structure located in Jaycee’s Park

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Based on the recommendation of an independent engineer, the City of Murfreesboro will proceed with demolition of the structure previously utilized by Murfreesboro Little Theatre. The structure is located at 702 Ewing Blvd. in Murfreesboro. No specific dat...

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In The News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

City Solid Waste expands Florence Rd. yard waste drop off to Saturdays

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is pleased to announce that limb and brush drop off at the Public Works Facility on Florence Rd. is expanding to Saturdays from 7 a.m. to Noon, beginning Aug. 17, 2019.

Murfreesboro Citizens who prefer to rem...

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Solid Waste Department webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

MTSU Police expand free community RAD safety courses for fall; Sept. 3-Oct. 1, register today

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The MTSU
Police Department is adding more free sessions of its practical self-defensecourse this fall to help women throughout the campus community boost their
safety and self-confidence.

The firstseries of the Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, basic ...

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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Registration (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

MTSU News: MTSU named among nation’s best by Princeton Review

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Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it “a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education.&r...

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“The Best 385 Colleges” (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Fire Rescue Department employee Tim Rowlett receives STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department employee Tim Rowlett has been named STARS award recipient for August 2019. Rowlett was honored prior to Thursday’s (Aug. 8) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, Rowlett, who was o...

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In The News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

MFRD now accepting applications for Citizens Fire Academy this Fall, Oct. 1-Nov 12

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting
applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. 

“We have revamped the academy and added new and exciting evolutions,”said Fire & Life Safety Specialist S...

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department webpage (link) In The News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Solid Waste develops new efficiencies to improve yard waste pickup

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department continues to experience challenges in recruiting Commercial License Drivers (CDL) needed to operate trash collection equipment and trucks for limb and brush pick-up. In response to the labor shortage, Solid ...

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Solid Waste Department webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

City, MTSU celebrate renovation of Middle Tennessee Boulevard

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The City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee State University celebrated Friday the renovation of Middle Tennessee Boulevard, an $18.2-million project that turned the thoroughfare into a gateway for the campus.

Former U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon and U.S. Sen. L...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Murfreesboro City Schools Awarded $100K Farm to School Grant

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is pleased to announce that they are one of only two school districts in Tennessee and one of 126 projects across the United States receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) F...

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Murfreesboro City Schools webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City closes on $1.8 million sale of historic downtown block for mixed use

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The City of Murfreesboro finalized the closing Friday (June 28) with One East College, LLC on downtown property for the area’s first mixed-use development. The development, on property known as the former First United Methodist Church location, ...

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In The News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Council approves FY20 Budget with first Property Tax Hike in 20 years

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 13) approved the City’s $186.2 million proposed FY20 General Fund Budget on second reading following special Budget Reviews in April, May and June. The balanced budget includes a property tax rate of ...

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