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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Father-Daughter Rescued After Becoming Stranded While Kayaking

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

NOON EXCHANGE CLUB NAMES MFRD FIREFIGHTER TIM ROWLETT ‘FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR’

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Tim Rowlett has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Tim Rowlett has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

The award was presented at the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro 2019 Fire and Crime ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

MFRD Responds to Fire at 5002 Boyd Drive

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Two Murfreesboro families are displaced after fire destroyed one home and spread to a neighboring home on Boyd Drive Thursday morning.

Two Murfreesboro families are displaced after fire destroyed one home and spread to a neighboring home on Boyd Drive Thursday morning.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) was dispatched to the fire at 5002 Boyd Dr., at 8:37 a.m., Sept. 19.  ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

TSSA State Volleyball Champions in Murfreesboro Oct. 22-24

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The TSSAA Division I and Division II State Girls’ Volleyball Championships will be returning October 22-24 at Blackman High School, Siegel High School and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

This event brings in 480 athletes and ap...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Murfreesboro named 2019 8th Fastest-growing Midsize City by WalletHub.com

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The City of Murfreesboro has been named 2019's 8th Fastest-growing Midsize City in a recent study from WalletHub.com. Murfreesboro ranks 12th overall.

The latest ranking by WalletHub again places Murfreesboro in the Top-10 for Midsize Cities, just ahead of...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

MTSU to host ‘Finish Your Degree’ Q&A event on Oct. 23 at Chamber

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Middle Tennessee State University will be a hosting a “Finish Your Degree” Q&A event Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce in Murfreesboro.

The come-and-go event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Ch...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

MTSU survey: Tennessee business leaders sour on future economic prospects

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Outlook among Tennessee business leaders fell sharply in recent months, according to the latest Tennessee Business Barometer by MTSU’s Jones College of Business. The quarterly statewide online survey showed the index dropped to 211 from 428 in J...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

MCS teacher Heather Knox received Presidential Award

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Dr. Heather Knox, a former fifth-grade mathematics teacher at Northfield Elementary, now serving as a MCS Gifted Specialist, has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The PAEMST award is the nation&...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Flashlight Nights in Oaklands Mansion Oct 24-26

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Explore Murfreesboro’s most mysterious mansion and experience some of the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Mansion. As the doors creak open to reveal the town’s spookiest historic home,...

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Oaklands Mansion Website (Link) In The News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection underway

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Fall Leaf Collection season begins Monday, Oct. 14 and continues through December 31, 2019.  The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments is once again teaming-up for the seventh consecutive year with a combined system to improve service ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Crime Free Multi-Housing communities celebrate one year of commitment to safety program

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Three Murfreesboro apartment communities have been credentialed under the Murfreesboro Police Department Crime Free Multi-Housing safety program, but the City strongly encourages other communities to become certified and join the partnership to build a sa...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Bark Park at General Bragg Trailhead closed for improvements Oct. 14-Nov. 15

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Improvements to the Bark Park at the General Bragg Trailhead on West College Street will begin October 14 and will continue for approximately five weeks. The improvements, funded by a grant from the Randy Boyd Foundation, include

• Dog agility equipment

• A...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Tennessee STEAM Festival Oct. 11-20

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Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at more than 100 events across the state during the 3rd annual Tennessee STEAM Festival,  Oct. 11 20, 2019.  The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Mur...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Rutherford County Library System’s 'Food for Fines Week' October 20 - 26

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Overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry! For one week, patrons of the library system will have the option to bring in canned goods to pay off library fines. Not only will you be getting...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

MTSU center marks 10 years of advocating for more women in STEM

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MTSU celebrated the 10th anniversary of the WISTEM Center Wednesday (Oct. 9) in the Strobel Lobby connecting Wiser-Patten Science Hall with the Davis Science Building. The center, now located in Davis Science Building Room 115 in the middle of MTSU&rs...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Rutherford County Library System hosting Halloween Comicfest Oct. 26

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All branches of the Rutherford
County Library System will give away free comic books for Halloween ComicFest on Saturday,Oct. 26. The comics are specially published for this event by DC Comics, Marvel,
Dark Horse, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynami...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

‘Puppy Plunge,’ Stones River and Greenway Art Fests, more in October ‘In the City’

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Murfreesboro’s artisan community celebrated another successful festival on the Greenway and water quality advocates promoted everything “water” at the 2019 Stones River Waterfest in Old Fort Park in the newest edition of City...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City Building & Codes encourages mural compliance partnership

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Murals, as an expression of public art, help bring color, life and story to otherwise bland walls. With the creative initiative of Murfreesboro artists, murals have been popping up in many locations throughout the city, but City regulations do apply.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

REMINDER: City Solid Waste Florence Rd. yard waste drop off on Saturdays

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is pleased to offer limb and brush drop off at the Public Works Facility on Florence Rd. Saturdays from 7 a.m. to Noon.

Murfreesboro Citizens who prefer to remove their own grass clippings, limbs and brush ra...

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Solid Waste Department webpage (Link) In The News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Mayor Shane McFarland issues proclamation supporting 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census is months away, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already hiring part-time local workers for the count. Interested citizens can join the 2020 Census team by applying online at www.2020census.gov/jobs. Serving as a temporary Census worker provi...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

MTSU Survey: Tenn. consumer outlook rises ‘significantly’ in 3rd quarter

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The Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey indicate consumers’ view on the economy has improved “significantly,” reports the Office of Consumer Research in MTSU Jones College of Business.  The Tennessee Consumer Outlook I...

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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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Posted on: October 9, 2019

FIRST TENNESSEE BANK ROBBERY

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On Tuesday, October 8, at approximately 3:03 p.m., Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a call of a robbery at the First Tennessee Bank, 123 W. Thompson Lane.

Bank employees told officers a man handed a teller a note demanding money, stating he had a ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

MPD INVESTIGATES RASH OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins where car windows were shattered, vehicles broken into and items stolen early Monday morning, Oct. 7.

So far, officers have responded to more than 50 vehicle break-ins at sever...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

MPD WARNS OF CON ARTISTS IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER

A Murfreesboro man was swindled out of nearly $18,000 by someone using a spoofed Murfreesboro Police Department phone number, claiming there were warrants out for the man’s arrest and that his social security number had been compromised.

The 52-y...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

MPD WELCOMES NINE NEW OFFICERS

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The Murfreesboro Police Department’s newest officers graduated Sept. 27 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville.  The officers, who were part of Class 1869, spent 12-weeks studying and training at the Ba...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND IN VEHICLE OF MAN WHO OVERDOSED

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A convenience store was temporarily closed for business early Sunday morning after a possible improvised explosive device (IED) was found inside a vehicle where the driver is believed to have overdosed.

Officers responded to the parking lot of a business i...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN TRIPLE SHOOTING

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Three people were rushed to the hospital and a gunman is on the run following a shooting at an apartment complex late Sunday night.

Police were dispatched to The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Blvd. around 11:30 p.m., Sept. 22, and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

POLICE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS SHOOTING DEATH

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Murfreesboro Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives are investigating a suspicious shooting that left a man dead.

Patrol units responded to the Campus Villa Apartments, 902 Greenland Ave., around 1:26 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 10, about a man su...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

VICTIM’S IDENTITY RELEASED IN WEEKEND HOMICIDE

The victim in Sunday morning’s fatal shooting on Halls Hill Pike has been identified as Marquis Turner, 21, who was visiting from Illinois.

Detectives continue to search for possible suspects and are still trying to determine a motive.

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN HALLS HILL PIKE FATAL SHOOTING

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A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to a shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.                       ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING

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MURFREESBORO, TN (August 8, 2019) – A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past is shot yet again overnight.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired around 2:15 a.m. at Greenland East Apartments, 816 Greenland Drive, and found the vic...

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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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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Council approves design guidelines for Solid Waste curbside collection

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department presented the City Council with Solid Waste design guidelines for determining what types of single-family attached developments qualify for curbside collection services.

“The City’s Solid Waste Department is ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

The goal of this water quality report is to provide you with information regarding your drinking water. We want to keep you informed about the water and services that we have delivered to you over the past year and we are pleased to provide you with this ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Water Resource Integration Plan

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MWRD is excited to publish our Water Resource Integration Plan (WRIP).  This document was prepared as a companion document to the City’s Murfreesboro 2035 comprehensive plan.  With the anticipated growth of this community, MWRD believed ...

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