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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Murfreesboro celebrates opening of BlueCross healthy place at Barfield Crescent Park

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Representatives of the City of Murfreesboro and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation gathered Friday, July 30 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor recognizes MPD officers Fiddler, Fugate, and Hanson with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Officers Justin Fugate, Casey Fiddler, and Seth Hanson were honored July 29, 2021, as STARS award recipients for saving a child’s life.

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the officers before the regular City Council mee...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Murfreesboro City Schools featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Trey Duke, Murfreesboro City Schools Director, shares priorities and leadership goals for the new school year on the latest edition of “The Insider.”

 

Dr. Trey Duke joined MCS in 2019 to coordinate the opening of Salem Elementary and to serve as P...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue earns simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1 rating

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (ISO) Class 1 rating. MFRD earned ...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

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TRC Construction Services began exterior demolition work on some structures at 123 E. College beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, as initial preparation phases for construction of a highly anticipated mixed-use development gets underway. The One East College...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Electric partner in downtown streetlight project

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The City of Murfreesboro, in partnership with Middle Tennessee Electric, initiated a decorative streetlight bulb replacement project in downtown Murfreesboro that will result in energy cost savings. The LED streetlight project is tentatively sche...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City adds 70 acres to southern border of Barfield Crescent Park

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Through a Federal parkland conversion process, the City of Murfreesboro has closed on the purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm located on the southern border of Barfield Crescent Park.  

 

“We are delighted to announce the expans...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Center for the Arts Reopens; announces 2021-22 season line-up

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The Center for the Arts' doors will once again be open for audiences as they just announced their 2021-22 season line-up, along with a special pre-season show scheduled for August. 

"We're back!, says Executive Director Pati...

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Middle Tennessee Electric Celebrates anniversary of MED Merger in report to City Council

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Middle Tennessee Electric celebrated the first year together with Murfreesboro Electric in a report to Mayor McFarland and the City Council. The seven-page report outlines the many benefits and accomplishments realized in the first year after the merger.&...

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Gordon Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. Ferguson has been a fixture in healthcare leadership in Rutherford Coun...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Greenway, Senior Center Open House, MFRD Water Rescue and more ‘In the City’

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Take an aerial view of the newest stretch of Greenway, learn about the many programs offered by the Senior Center, and watch Murfreesboro firefighters train for swift water rescue in the Stones River. The latest edition of “In the City&...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Michele Emerson named Murfreesboro’s first female City Engineer

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Michele Emerson has been named the first female City Engineer for the City of Murfreesboro after four years serving in the Engineering Division, including Assistant City Engineer and Project Engineer.  

 

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

City of Murfreesboro objects to State’s review of new construction proposed at landfill

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has notified officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City objects to the State’s review ...

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2021

“Rhythm and Resonance” art exhibit opens June 29 in City Rotunda

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The public is invited to the summer City Hall rotunda exhibit Rhythm and Resonance: Expressionism in Stereo featuring works by artists Dalia Garcia and Deb Wellborn. The exhibit runs from Tuesday, June 29 through Thursday, August 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

'We’re so proud that five of the best teams in the nation come from Rutherford County’

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Wearing their coveted white championship jackets, cheerleading teams from Blackman and Siegel high schools along with Rockvale Middle School and two teams from Stewarts Creek High School recognized after winning national championships.   ...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Mayor recognizes Firefighter Andrew Carter with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Firefighter Andrew Carter has been named STARS award recipient for June 2021 for saving a child’s life. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Carter during the City Council meeting Thursday, June 24, 2021.    

 

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Council approves FY22 Budget, emerging from pandemic in “excellent financial condition”

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 9) approved the City’s $208.4 million proposed FY22 General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting and public hearing May 20, 2021. 

 

“We c...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflects current best practices

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The City Council is anticipated to approve a revised Solid Waste Ordinance prior to adopting the City’s FY 22 budget to reflect current solid waste best practices, including the bagging of grass clippings and fees for curbside collection of bulk...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Council finalizes selection of Jennifer Brown as new City Recorder/Treasurer/Finance Director

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The Murfreesboro City Council has selected Jennifer Brown, who has served as assistant finance director, as the new City Recorder/Treasurer. In this appointed position, Brown will serve as the Finance Director, replacing Melissa Wright who is retiring eff...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Revised FEMA Flood Maps review process underway; preliminary maps available for review

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Flooding is one of the costliest disasters in the U.S., resulting in $4 billion in annual property damage and one of the highest losses of life due to natural disaster. 

 

Following the Covid-19 delay in 2020, the Federal Emergency Managem...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Planning Commission approves renaming Mercury Boulevard to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

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The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted Wednesday (May 19) to rename Mercury Boulevard to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard following a public hearing, May 5, 2021. The official renaming won’t take effect until impacted residents and com...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

MTSU Creamery milk headlines return of Main Street Saturday Market May 22

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The Main Street Saturday Market resumes its annual summer and fall season from 8 a.m. to noon starting May 22 and continuing through Oct. 30, said Linda Weeks, Saturday market manager, who added there will not be a mask mandate in place this year, as COVI...

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City News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Speed Cushion Pilot Program dedicated to study of neighborhood traffic safety improvement

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The City of Murfreesboro recently installed traffic speed cushions on Alexander Boulevard to slow traffic on the busy stretch of roadway in a residential neighborhood. 

 

The City Engineering Department has developed a “Speed Cus...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announces 2021 Laureates

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The City of Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announced the 2021 recipients of the Murfreesboro laureate honor today.  Dancer laureate Meg Brooker and Actor laureate Cameron L. Mitchell join Poet laureate Amie Whittemore after being selected from a tale...

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