HUDGINS: Bojangles’ to open second Murfreesboro location

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After months of anticipation, North Murfreesboro residents’ can finally quench their cravings for Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.

Catco-Bo-Tenn Inc. will open its newest location Tuesday, March 20, at 2263 Memorial Blvd., across from Sportscom.

Spanning 3,800 square feet, the new restaurant features a drive-thru and in-store dining with breakfast served all ay.

“We are thrilled to open a second Bojangles’ restaurant in Murfreesboro and serve residents of the local community a delicious, satisfying meal,” said Roger Cathey, who co-owns Catco-Bo-Tenn Inc. with his wife, Sylvia Cathey, and their son Brian Cathey.

 “As a family-run business, we truly enjoy engraining ourselves in the community by partnering with local schools, hospitals and other organizations,” he said. “We want Bojangles’ to be a social hub for the local community where guests feel right at home.”


The United States Tennis Association presented the Murfreesboro Tennis Association, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, and the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau with the Junior Team Tennis Tournament of the Year award at the USTA Tennessee Awards Lunch held recently in Nashville.

According to a press release, Murfreesboro hosted the tournament in July 2011, which featured teams from all over the state.

Hosted at Old Fort Tennis Center and featuring hundreds of players, the competition was the largest youth tennis championship in the state and the second largest in the section of nine states.

Murfreesboro recently won the bid to host the Junior Team Tennis Tournament for 2012 and 2013, according to the press release.

“This was indeed a great honor for us to receive this award. The new tennis complex at Old Fort Park was the perfect venue for the tournament,” said Mona Herring, vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to working with USTA Tennessee for the next two years and hopefully, for many years to come.”

For more information, call the Murfreesboro Tennis Association at 615-896-1370 or visit


Alive Hospice is taking steps to remind caregivers to maintain their own health.

“For many primary caregivers, taking care of themselves is an afterthought when a loved one is ill,” according to a press release. “They may even feel guilty about it. What they may not realize: Good self-care is better for primary caregivers, and it can help them in caring for their loved ones.”

On Thursday, March 22, a free community event will offer tips for stress management and avoiding burnout while caring for a loved one. Alive Hospice’s Self Care for the Caregiver event will be held in Murfreesboro from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Belle Aire Baptist Church, located at 1307 N. Rutherford Blvd.

Speakers will include Dr. David Johnson; Alive Hospice Murfreesboro Team Clinical Director Leslie Baker; and Alive Hospice grief counselor Ruth Williams.

This event will be beneficial for anyone who is currently caring for a loved one or may someday serve as a primary caregiver. Self Care for the Caregiver is co-sponsored by the Aging Studies Program at MTSU.

Interested parties must register by Monday, March 19, and may do so online at or by calling 615-896-4663.


Unemployment in Rutherford County crept past 7 percent in January, according to recently release data.

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment increased from 6.7 percent in December to 7.1 percent in January.

This rate remains lower than a year ago, when unemployment hovered at 8.8 percent.

The Murfreesboro unemployment rate increased to 7.1 percent, and Smyrna experienced an increase to 7.9 percent, while La Vergne’s unemployment rate remained steady at 7.5 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for January 2012 show the rate increased in 91 counties, decreased in three counties, and remained the same in one county.

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January fell to 8.2 percent, down from the December revised rate of 8.5.

The national unemployment rate for January 2012 was 8.3 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the December rate.
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