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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Family escapes house fire unharmed

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A Murfreesboro family managed to safely escape a burning home overnight but will not be able to stay in the home because of smoke and fire damage.

A Murfreesboro family managed to safely escape a burning home overnight but will not be able to stay in the home because of smoke and fire damage.

At approximately 11:58 p.m., Dec. 8, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters were dispatched ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Motel fire determined to be electrical

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Division has determined the possible cause of the fire at the Jackson Motel to be electrical in nature, due to an overloaded circuit.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Division has determined the possible cause of the fire at the Jackson Motel to be electrical in nature, due to an overloaded circuit.

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Posted on: November 24, 2019

Two people treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a local motel

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Two people were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation following a motel fire Sunday morning.

Two people were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation following a motel fire Sunday morning.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) crews were dispatched to the Jackson Motel, 831 NW Broad Street, at 8:46 a.m., Nov. 24, to a report of ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Couple escapes burning apartment unharmed

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Two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane Friday afternoon, Nov. 15.

Two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane Friday afternoon, Nov. 15.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the parents of the man who live in the apartments were help...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

MFRD ASSISTANT CHIEF KIM LAWSON RETIRES

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Assistant Chief-Medical Services Kim Lawson retires after a combined four decades of fire-medical services, spending the past five years with MFRD.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Assistant Chief-Medical Services Kim Lawson retires after a combined four decades of fire-medical services, spending the past five years with MFRD.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here in Murfreesboro, I...

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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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Fire & Rescue
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: December 3, 2019

Downtown Mural, ‘Cookin’ to Build’ and Citizens Fire Academy ‘In the City’

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Murfreesboro has much to celebrate in the season of giving, from citizens beautifying a downtown wall with public art to raising money for Habitat for Humanity at the 12th Annual “Cookin’ to Build.”

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Public Invited to City’s MED/MTEMC proposed merger Public Information Open House Dec. 11

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The community is invited to a Public Information Open House Dec. 11 to review information and provide feedback about the proposed merger of Murfreesboro Electric Department (MED) with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC). 

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Special Meeting Presentation on potential MED-MTEMC Merger

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The Murfreesboro City Council conducted a Special Meeting of the Council, Thurs., Dec. 5, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  The purpose of the Special Meeting was to hear a presentation and discuss the potential sale of...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Reception for Kristi Baughman and Heloise Shilstat at Rotunda Dec. 13

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The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts division and the Murfreesboro Art Committee announce the reception for artists Kristi Baughman and Heloise Shilstat. The reception will be held Dec. 13, 2019, in the City Hall Rotunda from 6-9 p.m. as pa...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Dec. 16 deadline for ‘unsung hero’ nominations for 24th annual MTSU Unity Luncheon

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Middle Tennessee State University is again seeking nominations for the “unsung heroes” throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university’s Black...

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In The News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

TDOT I-24 Smartway upgrades to impact Murfreesboro’s Traffic Signal System

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As part of enhancements to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) I-24 Smart Corridor Project, Murfreesboro’s Traffic Signal System will undergo signal upgrades at some major intersections.  The changes are scheduled to avoid...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Center for the Arts with Disney’s Frozen JR. at Tucker Theatre Dec. 13

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Ice in the air in Murfreesboro as The Center for the Art’s youth program (Center Stage Academy) brings Frozen JR. to Tucker Theatre  Dec. 13.

“Let it Go” and come see Frozen JR. performed by the Center for the Arts at MTSU’s Tucker Theater. Center...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

3rd Annual Winterfest brings outdoor ice skating and events to Murfreesboro Nov. 22-January 20

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As the holiday season approaches, the third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro from November 22 to January 20.Winterfest creates a magical experience for all ages with festive holida...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

City recognizes team of MPD officers who made August drug bust as STARS Award recipients

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A team of Murfreesboro Police officers received STARS Awards Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, for “representing the City in a positive light, exhibiting the core values and ‘creating a better quality of life.’”

Officer Natha...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Cintas selects Murfreesboro for regional operations center

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Cintas Corporation, the nation’s leader in providing specialized services to businesses such as uniforms, supplies and safety materials, will open a regional operations center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The new facility will be located at the W...

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In The News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Council adopts economic development plan for mixed-use redevelopment

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Oct. 24) to adopt Resolution 19-R-24, approving an economic development Plan and TIF Incentive for a mixed-use downtown redevelopment by One East College, LCC. The project, on the site of the former First Unit...

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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: 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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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: 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: December 10, 2019

MPD issues warning about banking texting scam

A Murfreesboro woman is the latest victim of a texting scam targeting banking customers.

The victim received a text message from someone claiming to be with the Fraud Department of a local bank asking her to confirm an attempted charge of $880 that was mad...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Florida fugitive arrested after stand-off with police

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A man wanted on a felony warrant for probation violation out of Florida is taken into custody after a two-hour stand-off with Murfreesboro Police Department’s SWAT Team.

Police officers initially responded to a domestic call at the location. &...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges pending in fatal crash

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A Murfreesboro man is deceased and another one injured following a single vehicle crash on Warrior Driver Saturday morning, Dec. 7.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2012 Nissan Altima, Dustan Michael Volkman, 27, may have been speedin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Couple arrested for a string of business burglaries

A Murfreesboro man and woman have been arrested and charged with a string of commercial business burglaries that occurred over three months.

25-year-old Jalen Ellison was taken into custody by uniformed officers after a traffic stop at Maymont Drive and Ea...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Two veteran Murfreesboro Police Department officers retire

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the retirement of two veteran officers who dedicated more than 53 years of combined service to the department.

A retirement ceremony was held Friday, Nov. 9, at Murfreesboro Police Headquar...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Suspect arrested for vandalizing MPD patrol vehicle

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A Murfreesboro man is behind bars after being arrested for vandalizing a Murfreesboro Police Department patrol vehicle.

Larod Everett, 47, is accused of slashing all four tires on an officer’s patrol unit and ripping off the trunk emblem at an ap...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

NW Broad Street Fatal Crash victim’s identity released

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NW Broad Street Fatal Crash victim’s identity released

The 19-year old man killed in the crash on NW Broad Street on Wednesday, Nov. 6, has been identified as Justin Lee Howard (03-08-2000) of Readyville, Tenn.

An autopsy has been requested for Ho...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

NW Broad Street Fatal crash

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A 19-year old man was killed after his vehicle veered off the roadway and down an embankment, striking a tree, in the southbound lane of NW Broad Street (Hwy 41/70) on Wednesday morning, Nov. 6.

The preliminary investigation revealed traffic began to slow ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Grand Jury indicts Kelsey Ketron on multiple charges

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A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, Murfreesboro Police Detective Chris Pi...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

MAN ROBS FOUR CONVENIENCE STORES WITH BB GUN ARRESTED

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A man who has been robbing stores along Memorial Blvd. over the past week and a half has been arrested.

Mark Longmire, Jr., 29, is accused of robbing the following businesses using what appeared to be a shotgun and getting away with hundreds of dollars and...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

THIEVES PULL OFF A HIGH-DOLLAR JEWELRY HEIST

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Murfreesboro Police Detectives are trying to track down the men who allegedly pulled off high-dollar jewelry heists at Sam’s Clubs from Tennessee to Illinois, including one in Murfreesboro on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Officers responded to an alarm call...

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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.

Anyone who ...

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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: April 8, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

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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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