On Tuesday, April 12, Blackman High School's Blackman Collegiate Academy seniors participated in the first annual Academic Signing Day.
Thirteen Red Hawks earned spots at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, is a four-week residency summer program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance, and filmmaking.
Linebaugh will host local author Edwin McKnight on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. McKnight will sell and sign copies of his book, "Caius and the Great Troll Adventure," published last July by WordCrafts Press.
Personal care takes priority at the family practice.
Five Rutherford County high school culinary teams will fire up the grill and face each other -- and outsiders -- at this weekend's fifth annual Backyard BBQ Festival at Cannonsburgh Village.
'We're ready for them to come in and make their final inspection,' says sheriff.
Win or lose, 'I always give my dad a hug when the game is over,' Ally Davis says.
'There's no way someone can be responsible for something of which they had no knowledge,' says Ethics Committee Chairman.
'Defying our differences, defining our disorders and delivering dreams'
The highlight of the meeting was a Proclamation by the mayor, declaring May 1, 2017 Senior Citizens Day in Smyrna, to follow up on the single day declared in 2016.
Tiffany Johnson, executive director, brings 'can-do' spirit to Sam Davis Home.
"I'm happy to be here. This is an excellent opportunity, a new chapter in my career, a new chapter in my life, I'm really excited about it."
Legislation by Sen. Bill Ketron designed to lower the cost of oral chemotherapy will have to wait until next year.
Lunar rovers designed and handcrafted by students win NASA prizes.
Two former Rutherford County commissioners and a nonprofit agency worker are vying so far for the 19th District seat left open by the departure of Shawn Kaplan.
Revitalizing a three-mile stretch of Lowry Street in Smyrna is a very large and complicated project.
A Rutherford County man is being treated at Vanderbilt after a sheriff's deputy shot him following a physical alteration Wednesday afternoon.
More than 400 people - including Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Flora Tydings - descended upon the new Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) campus in Smyrna for a ribbon cutting marking the school as fully operational.
Today search parties are combing the woods in and around Barfield Crescent Park on foot, on ATVs and with drones, looking for missing teenager Devin Bond.
'To get it right, we're going to work even harder,' says DesJarlais.
Mayor Waldron delivers meals to La Vergne seniors.
Motlow students sample treats and culture from nearly two dozen nations.
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28
Vigil for missing child offers community support to fearful family.
Miss Phenomenal pageant highlights high schoolers in challenging circumstances.
Locating a missing Riverdale High School student is of "utmost importance" to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, said Chief Deputy Keith Lowery.
Consider This, Inc., presents innovative local entertainment.
A 47-year-old Wilson County man is charged with first-degree murder less than 30 hours after an acquaintance was found near death at his One Mile Lane home 2 p.m. Friday, Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said.
The parents of 17-year-old Devin Ray Bond and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office are asking for help locating the boy who's not been seen since he went to bed late Thursday night.
High winds from a severe thunderstorm Monday afternoon peeled the waterproof roof covering off aircraft hangar 621 at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport.
Come join Consider This, Inc., for their production of Murder Aboard the Celine Zara at The Grove Church in Smyrna March 31-April 1 and April 7-8, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies would like to meet residents who live in the zones they protect, the sheriff's patrol major said.
House Joint Resolution 92 would honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, Sampson Keeble.
Zama is in the Kanagawa Prefecture in eastern Japan, about 24 miles from Tokyo, with a population of more than 129,000.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Hunter Bullock builds his legacy brick by brick.
Storm damage repairs under way, but middle schools may lose swim teams.
In wake of lawsuit, judge prohibits punishing any more youths with solitary confinement.
Even the fences tell tales in Rutherford County.
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From city staff, to the Planning Commission, to Ragan Smith Associates, to Terri Sterling Communications, to the Steering Committee, to members of the public who showed up and spoke out, this plan was made possible because a whole bunch of people got to work. It will take just as much community involvement moving forward.
A first-degree murder charge against the man accused of robbing and killing Smyrna resident Kimberly Allen has been bound over to a Rutherford County grand jury.
Two Demo Plus Inc. subcontractors performing demolition work on the back side of the Smyrna Nissan plant were injured when the aging coal plant structure they were cutting apart collapsed, throwing them to the ground with the debris.
Award-winning Tyra Pilgrim brings business experience to CTE job.
3 percent enrollment growth requires $13.5 mil for new teachers.
Habitat for Humanity's annual Leave a Legacy Breakfast drew more than 200 people Friday morning.
Mayor Mary Esther Reed and the Smyrna Town Council unanimously approved the Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Plan at Tuesday night's meeting.
Rutherford County paid nearly a quarter-million-dollar settlement to former Sheriff's Maj. Tommy Thompson after he dismissed a lawsuit claiming ex-Sheriff Robert Arnold wrongfully fired him in 2016, records show.
Former commissioner says he inadvertently moved out of District 19 after selling his Riverbend house.
At urging of the Rutherford Neighborhood Alliance, Rutherford County commissioners are requesting reports on the cost of setting up an in-house attorney as well as a monthly compilation on lawsuits against the county government.
"The carpet was covered with two inches of water, with rivers flowing through the library," La Vergne Library Director Donna Bebout explained to Mayor Dennis Waldron and the aldermen last Tuesday night.
Horses and mules were the rule, not cars, in the winter of '11 when she was born.
Murfreesboro boutique Dreamingincolor is now accepting entries for their art competition, a contest for artists in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Students from Redeemer Classical Academy were recently awarded 92 ribbons at the Tennessee Junior Classical League Midstate Competition in Nashville.
Food trucks have been scattering, smothering and covering the streets of Nashville, and now Murfreesboro, for several years now, but they have been less common in Smyrna.
The lobby of Smyrna Town Hall was packed to the doors with the Brown's Chapel Elementary School Science Fair on display, prior to the Feb. 23 Town Council Workshop meeting.
Ross Lester, the rhythmic mastermind behind Everybody Drum Some, will direct the crowd of percussionists at the drumming event, held in late March to help ring in spring.
Join the spring fun at the Boro Garden Party at Lane Agri-Park Community Center on March 31 and April 1.
Case against county, probation services is 'extraordinarily complex'
The Rutherford Neighborhood Alliance is questioning "possible irregularities" in the billing practices of Cope, Hudson, Reed & McCreary, LLC, as it urges county commissioners to adopt in-house counsel.
Blackman High School senior Al Thebphakone has been honored for his volunteerism with national recognition -- a certificate of excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and a President's Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
"The storm picked the boat up, it slammed it down, and it slammed us to the ground. We were trying to hang on to each other," said Smyrna's Regina Layton about last week's EF-1 tornado that hit Antioch's Four Corners Marina.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Tuesday was charged with murder, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
At the city school boarding meeting Feb. 28, Erma Siegel Elementary students Kameryn Galland, Erin Higgins and Skye Roberts presented the product that earned them first place at the school's Invention Convention.
Four years after Amanda Lane Woodall's death, her childhood abuser pleads guilty to murder.
Eagleville native Dawn White is county's only female legislator.
Dust off your cowboy and cowgirl hats and boots at the 12th annual School Resource Officers' Lone Star Rodeo March 3-4.
Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais is drawing the wrath of Democratic protesters, many of whom say he is unaccountable to 4th District voters.
"We invested quite a bit in the remodeling of the outside and the interior, and we especially redeveloped the Play Place for the kids and their families," Daughtry said. "We wanted to support the location, here in the city of La Vergne, and help improve the aesthetics of the area."
Congratulations to the hard-working, high-achieving college students from Rutherford County who were named to their respective universities' dean's lists last semester.
After nearly a decade, MTSU's Native American Student Association revived what was once one of the top 10 powwows in the United States.
The Native American Student Association of Middle Tennessee State University is proud to host the Indigenous Peoples' Powwow Feb. 24-26, 2017 at the MTSU Livestock Center.
It was an entrepreneurial enterprise requiring special skill, knowledge and eventually an ingenious device.
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Last time, I went over the "discovery" process that helps elders and their families take an honest look at their living situation, to find out what is working and what is not.
Turner Construction, university to partner for Aug. 21 Great Tennessee Eclipse Event.
Fitzhugh not looking in the rear view as he drives sheriff's office forward.
State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges.
The Smyrna Town council met Tuesday and backyard chickens were once again on the agenda, as well as authorization to apply for a $2 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Local Interstate Connector Program.
A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.
The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away bare-root tree seedlings to local landowners.
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the shoulder Friday night.
Soups for Smiles is a week long fundraising event where participating restaurants donate a portion of soups sold to Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford County.
Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Smyrna Thursday to share a meal, tour the brand new Smyrna campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology and praise those involved in TCAT's creation.
A Murfreesboro resident is criticizing the removal of electric department general manager Steve Sax from his post, saying it appears to be retribution for his opposition to selling the utility to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
A substitute teacher will no longer be allowed to work for Rutherford County Schools after allegedly "making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day," according to a statement from the school system.
A full house of more than 75 people saw a rezoning issue defeated by a four to one vote at La Vergne City Hall chambers.
A red swastika was found in a girls' restroom yesterday at Blackman High School.
"The students responsible for the bathroom vandalism at Blackman High School have been caught, severely disciplined and will face criminal charges," said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.
Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.
Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.
Fine art and fine craft will be featured during the Boro Art Crawl on Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The crawl takes place in and around the Square and the area soon to become Murfreesboro's art community, the Bottoms.
"This kind of thing tends to happen during flu season," said Evans, noting that this season started later than normal. "What we tell people is, if you're sick, stay home."
Smyrna rep backs Trump's travel ban.
Princesses in their royal best admired bridal finery both old and new, borrowed and even blue Friday night at Oaklands Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit.
If a wedding is one of the most important days in a couple's life together, then what value do the suits and dresses have?
Former Blackman standout and University of Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings was arrested for drug possession in Knoxville early Wednesday morning.
Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Terry McBurney pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misleading authorities and seven counts of wire fraud regarding his lack of citizenship while employed at the sheriff's office.
Seniors in the Blackman Collegiate Academy gathered to share poster presentations of their senior research with families, friends, community members, fellow academy students and Rutherford County School Board dignitaries last Monday night.
Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.
Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.
It was all in the family!
Newly-appointed interim Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said changes would be made in the jail command the night Rutherford County commissioners selected him.
Nearly thirty people filled the local Republican Party's Main Street headquarters Friday to celebrate incoming President Donald Trump's inauguration.
A Rutherford County man has been charged with killing two people and seriously injuring another in Cannon County last weekend, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a driver's license renewal kiosk for Rutherford County residents.
The state is giving Middle Point Landfill a permit to treat water from its rock-crushing operation despite opposition from area residents and an environmental group.
A national women's group is criticizing the year-plus-long incarceration of Anna Yocca, who was released from jail this week after pleading guilty to a felony charge in connection with a failed effort to perform her own abortion.
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A split Rutherford County Commission elected former Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff Thursday in an 11-10 vote that took three tallies before one of four finalists received a majority vote.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.
The Center for the Arts will open its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the award-winning "Alice - A Wonder-Full New Musical."
But he also trained actual Top Gun pilots - by 'dogfighting' them.
The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
These construction projects could affect your commute.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
The District 7-AAA basketball race resumes this week and will feature several outstanding matchups.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
Judy Beasley Whitehill is still taking a stand for public education.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital proudly announces Dr. Elizabeth R. LaRoche being named Physician of the Year during the hospital's 2016 Physician Awards. Dr. Marynelle J. Klumpe received the Clinical Excellence Award and Dr. George W. Smith received the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award.
Parishioners in Smyrna will enjoy Mass in a new church building this year. Construction was recently completed on St. Luke Catholic Church, located at 10682 Old Nashville Highway.
U.S. attorneys are opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants before their Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
There is no doubt that 2016 was full of gripping news stories, but here are a few that stood out to us during the year in review.
Duke was found wandering the neighborhood on one of the coldest nights of the year.
Multiple studies indicate that the process of giving--be it time, talk, toil or toys--will often result in lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, lessening depression and greater happiness.
District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Students at Oakland High School studied hard through December and still found time to help others. Two groups of OHS students recently worked to raise money for those in need.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Keith Lowery named two veteran majors to serve temporarily as assistant chiefs to handle management duties until an interim sheriff is selected.
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS recently held food drives for the hungry in their service area.
Last Monday Sprouts Farmers Market and its customers donated bagged essentials to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, enabling the food bank to serve more struggling families in Rutherford County.
U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp is sticking with a Feb. 7 trial date for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants, putting the onus on himself to rule soon on two motions to dismiss criminal charges.
Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating the murder of a man late Friday night at an Indian Park Drive residence after several people allegedly kidnapped a woman, took her there and shot the victim.
The Rutherford County Commission met Dec. 15 to discuss plans for appointing an interim sheriff, as well as consider rezoning requests and a fundraising plea from Motlow State Community College.
The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.
Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS (MTAR) recently held food drives for the hungry in their service areas.
This month, the nonprofit organizations of Rutherford County are taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our community, for serving as a volunteer, for bringing donations and for supporting them financially. In their own words . . .
he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.
Emergency workers had to slow-walk their response to a truck fire early Wednesday off I-24 in the Buchanan area after they found out they were dealing with hazardous materials, according to Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
Lawsuit alleges negligence at Rutherford County Jail.
Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.
"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker
Emergency workers are preparing to allow traffic to move on I-24 near the Buchanan exit in southeast Rutherford County after extinguishing a hazardous materials fire that started after two big trucks crashed there this morning, according to Deputy Mayor Jeff Davidson.
Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.
A Circuit Court jury convicted Dewey "Butch" Abbott of second-degree murder Friday in the July 22, 2015 shooting death of Jesse Sliepenbeek, a verdict that could force the defendant to spend at least 15 years in prison.
Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.
Moxie Art Supply welcomed area artists in from the cold Friday night for its grand reopening during the Boro Art Crawl and Holiday Shop and Stroll downtown.
Seventh grade homeschool student Anna Creel's Nutcracker-themed colored pencil piece won a first place ribbon in Dreamingincolor's young artist contest recently, and was showcased at Friday night's art crawl.
School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.
For only $10 adopt a cat or kitten from PAWS for the holidays. The facility currently has more than 50 felines, resulting in an adoption special until Saturday.
A Rutherford County jail inmate has died after becoming ill while in detention, the sheriff's office reported.
Some of President-elect Donald Trump's most pointed rhetoric during his campaign was against those who are "different" from him: immigrants, refugees and Muslims.
Dreams came true for at least 1,892 people at MTSU Saturday, Dec. 10, as they accepted their hard-earned graduate and undergraduate degrees inside Murphy Center at the university's fall 2016 commencement ceremonies.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9s Samson and Tiko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., sponsored by an anonymous donor.
With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.
Rutherford County paid $260,000 in a settlement reached with the wife of an inmate who committed suicide at the jail in late January 2016, county records show.
DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.
Last Thursday Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit arrested a 31-year-old Houston, Texas woman for the murder of her boyfriend in 2007, a detective supervisor says.
In addition to arguing the permit is incomplete, SOCM members and community residents said blasting damages houses and could even rupture the landfill and cause pollution to leak into the Stones River East Fork and groundwater.
A Murfreesboro woman accused of stealing investors' money is being fined $50,000 and barred from securities work in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg.
Rutherford County commissioners will have a long list of candidates to cull for the interim sheriff post after Sheriff Robert Arnold was jailed and suspended while awaiting a Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
The Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club started presenting third graders with dictionaries in 2007.
Thursday afternoon a special meeting to address issues associated with Middle Point Landfill opened Murfreesboro City Council's session.
Sgt. Jon Levi and partner, Checker Cash, were trusted brothers for the 16 years they worked together daily for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.
Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.
School Resource Officers have not identified the student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School but the found no actual threat was made, an SRO captain said.
'Boro police, firefighters make party special for 8-year-old twins.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Garrett is set to leave his position in December after six years with the department and a long tenure with Murfreesboro Police.
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.
The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."
"The Christmas Schooner" will sail again at Center for the Arts December 2 through 18.
The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is waiting for a state attorney general opinion before making a decision on a campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Jim Tracy, a state official said.
After second failed inspection, decertification recommended.
Anna Yocca, 32, was indicted by the November grand jury on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion, all felonies, according to Circuit Court records.
A Rutherford County deputy was forced to spring into action Tuesday in Circuit Court to keep an inmate from attacking a district attorney.
Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.
In the face of fear, kindness counts.
Not many people can say they've saved a life. Eleven-year-old Lizzie Anderson is one of the few, but she says she was just doing what had to be done.
Despite what some termed an "emergency" at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, it could be mid-January before county commissioners hire an interim sheriff to take over for suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.
It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!
"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its 4th annual "Let Freedom Ring" Veterans Day concert on Friday night.
Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.
'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.
Part two of a two part series.
An exploding Death Star, Jedi games and costume contests at the Star Wars-themed event.
Filing by U.S. Attorney's Office highlights a conversation between Arnold and wife, Megan Arnold, in which he tells her "I have a hit out for me now," and jail gang members hope to "get their tear drop by, you know, shoving a shank deep into my ... neck."
Ketron alleges voter fraud remains a problem.
Rutherford County is establishing a community partnership with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Brigade Combat Team to create a base of support as the soldiers embark on another combat mission.
A day after he resigned as county attorney and six months after leaving Pinnacle Financial Partners' board of directors, Jim Cope pleaded guilty to insider trading charges filed by U.S. attorneys amid allegations he made one buy in the midst of a bank board meeting.
Longtime County Attorney Jim Cope resigned his position as Rutherford County government's chief counsel this week, six months after he left the Pinnacle Financial Partners board of directors amid a potential insider training situation.
A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming her elderly mother died from negligence by local healthcare providers, mainly involving a botched diuretic prescription.
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway.
The attorney for indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold contends an ouster lawsuit against him should be dismissed or postponed until 14 federal counts against him are resolved to avoid violating his Fifth Amendment rights.
With the already deadly Hurricane Matthew representing the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund to support affected communities, the victims and their ongoing needs.
1 in 5 children, 1 in 7 adults struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee.
Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.
She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) and representatives from Thrivent Financial dedicated a brand new Habitat house to the Reese family September 27 as part of the 2016 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program.
Or drop in for a tasty bite at new restaurant location in Gateway District.
Ginny Williams helped defy leukemia, runs store, gives back to her community.
A Murfreesboro couple is suing a local physician and the Women's Clinic for $15 million, claiming the doctor's failure to treat a patient properly led to Stage IV breast cancer and probable death.
The Lascassas community came together Saturday afternoon for the Lascassas Fall Extravaganza at Brown's Store, an event rental center. The market festival brought together residents and local businesses in the celebration of the season.
Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Its actions could complicate Rutherford County Commission's own efforts to oust Arnold.
33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.
Indicted Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was taken into federal custody Wednesday morning after a judge decided he should be jailed for violating bond conditions.
"Today was great," said Andrew Ellard, Eagleville's city manager. "People seemed to have a great time. It was a beautiful day -- it was warm, but it was blue skies and we had great music."
U.S. Probation and Pretrial now recommends jail time
He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.
Eight students from five high schools in Rutherford County have been named semifinalists for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced this week.
Students see first-hand what careers in construction look like.
Earlier this month The Blackman Community Club awarded two $750 scholarships to graduates from Blackman and Stewart Creek High Schools.
Hosted by the American Heart Association and St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, the Rutherford County Heart Walk is an inspiring event that raises funds and awareness of the United States' number one and number five killers -- heart disease and stroke.
Eagleville will host its annual day long, downtown street festival September 24, 2016.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday, waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, Ala.
The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.
Murfreesboro-based Recruit Reels, Inc., announced the launching of the Mitchell Maxwell Highlight Video Scholarship.
Local first responders gathered on the Public Square Friday morning with the public to remember their fallen brothers and sisters as well as the many civilians who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the sacrifices of our armed forces.
Something is happening in Rockvale. Students are going back to school to find new STEM curriculum at Rockvale Middle School.
Five survive, all in their 90s, for 73rd Smyrna High reunion.
Roy Waldron was in the home-building business for years. He estimates he built in upwards of 1,000 homes in La Vergne, but most people today know him as the namesake of Roy Waldron Elementary School.
Murfreesboro Soccer Club recently named Tre Arhagba director of goalkeeping, Matt Manning director of recreational soccer and Jason Finley U9-U12 technical director.
A Rutherford County family is suing the county government claiming negligence in maintaining safe driving conditions on Midland Road where their four children sustained debilitating injuries in a 2015 crash, with one remaining paralyzed.
Despite reservations about some of Donald Trump's statements and policies, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he would likely heed a call to serve as secretary of state for the Republican presidential nominee.
Smyrna's football team will go right back into rivalry mode on Friday night when it plays at Stewarts Creek in the Kia of Murfreesboro Game of the Week.
Former Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey passed away August 17, 2016.
Courthouse AC, new road workers, solid waste consultants get nods.
The Smyrna Town Council meeting was held at the Council Chambers, 315 Lowry Street, on Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m.
The dorm-style apartments already on East Main are "enough."
Hospital to double in size, while PRD reduces density of development.
A thief or thieves stole a Rutherford County Sheriff's semi-automatic patrol rifle while secured in an off-duty deputy's marked patrol vehicle over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.
Farewells said as Lanny Goodwin retires after four decades in field.
For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.
In a Republican primary filled with acrimony, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais pulled out another win, collecting 52.1 percent of the vote in the 4th Congressional District to defeat newcomer Grant Starrett.
Rutherford County and Sheriff Robert Arnold settled a lawsuit for $137,500 with a former jailer who filed suit in 2014 claiming the sheriff violated her constitutional rights by firing her - even calling her a "cancer" - after she supported another sheriff candidate.
National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention.
He took drum lessons two years ago - and Spanish recently, too.
"This is the part we get excited about... this evening we start getting into the vision of what we want to start happening and the tools we can use to get there," said Guenther.
He went on to explain that downtown Smyrna is a depot district in need of expansion.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
Early voting sites for Aug. 4 state and federal primaries, Rutherford County general and Murfreesboro municipal elections.
Murfreesboro residents gathered at Patterson Park Community Center for the city's "visioning workshop" to discuss the future of the Highland Corridor.
Tennessee's state dance is deeply social in nature, and with reportedly 836 people promenading around the historic courthouse, July 7 was a dance party of epic proportions.
The 39th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days has come to a close, but relive the fun with snapshots from the festival.
Smyrna Police needs the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver involved in a Sunday night crash that killed a woman driving a scooter on South Lowry Street.
Overdoses across Middle Tennessee are being attributed to this batch of dangerous drugs.
Rutherford County Election Commission Chairman Ransom Jones contends he holds no conflict of interest from a fundraising party he and his wife held for judicial candidate Ben Bennett at their Lascassas home.
Photos on display at Baldwin Gallery throughout summer.
On June 24 Jessica Miranda Campos was killed in a high speed chase on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
When Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold went out a back door at the federal courthouse the day he was arrested on a 14-count indictment, he may have slid out as the result a security breakdown.
In today's digital world, a company's online presence is equally as important - if not more than - any brick-and-mortar location. Reviews now live online for eternity, and consumers can discover information with the click of a mouse - or more likely, the tap of a mobile screen.
Tennessee Elite Director Roger Herrold and his team of colleagues start the planning process for Nashville's Elite Invitational softball tournament nine months in advance. "It's well worth it," said Herrold.
Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
With serious qualms and reservations, the county commission's Budget & Finance Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday night to pull the funding for 19 new sheriff's deputies from the proposed 2016-17 budget.
Folk dance troupes from three different countries arrived in Rutherford County last week to perform in the International Folk Festival.
The annual Blessing of the Bikes offers anyone on wheels the opportunity to have their trike, wheelchair, scooter, moped or other similar transportation blessed while enjoying a free bike wash and learning bicycle safety from MFRD.
The 67th Annual Blackman Barbecue will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park on June 24.
Hot Topic Tennessee Distribution Center donated more than $1,500 in electronic equipment to the La Vergne Fire Station 2 located on Waldron Road.
Besides protecting humans, a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy helped rescue a distressed baby falcon Wednesday.
One year after an unsolved arson wreaked havoc on the Legal Aid Society's Murfreesboro office, the workspace is in even better shape than before.
Local student athletes showed up to show off at Michigan Head Coach John Harbaugh's satellite football camp in Murfreesboro.
Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.
Freed Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President's or the Dean's List for Spring 2016. Nineteen Rutherford County students were recognized.
NDC hosts seventh annual ballroom championships at Embassy Suites.
Year's first Friday Night Live brings jazz to dance to or simply relax you.
"This is pretty intense. I didn't expect it to be this intense," said first-time Smyrna air show visitor Donald Miltenberger of Murfreesboro, gazing into the sky beside his son Michael, 9, at the spectators' fence.
Five Rutherford County students were among the approximately 250 graduates who received degrees Saturday, May 14, at Freed-Hardeman University.
Fifth annual drive benefits Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.
Six1Five, a Mt. Juliet-based sports training company making athletes faster and stronger from age 7 to the professional ranks, is bringing its game to Murfreesboro.
"Just after three o'clock today we received a call from dispatch that there had been an accident involving a plane," Smyrna City Manager Harry Gill told press Thursday afternoon. "It was in fact a Blue Angel that went down, and there was one fatality."
Turning School Resource Officers at Rutherford County grade schools into patrol deputies by assigning SROs to each cover two schools -thereby freeing up about seven deputies - is being considered by the county Budget & Finance Committee
A Navy Blue Angels jet doing maneuvers in advance of this weekend's Great Tennessee Air Show has crashed in a field off Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley near Smyrna Airport, LaVergne Police reported.
An American Bar Association legal brief backs the defendants who sued Rutherford County and Providence Community Corrections claiming they were trapped in an unconstitutional probation system for years because they couldn't afford the costs.
In honor of the Tennessee Arts Commission's annual conference taking place in Murfreesboro this year, the Boro Art Crawl will occur for two nights in June.
Rutherford County health officials have reported the first case of Zika in our county. This is the third confirmed cases in Tennessee.
Rutherford County officials are trying to figure out a new conflict-of-interest law affecting county commissioners, a measure likely to impact the voting of several who are retired county employees or have spouses who work for the school system.
Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.
The countdown is on for Middle Tennessee's largest online giving day, The Big Payback.
Blackman High School freshmen got their hands dirty Tuesday at Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee's STEM Summit.
Planning Commission recommends approval of facility on existing campus.
Weary of "the train wreck" in Tennessee's General Assembly, Wilson Elementary School teacher Becky Goff says she's running for the state House 37th District seat.
The Nashville Business Journal is reporting Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope resigned in April as a director of Pinnacle Financial Partners amid alleged insider trading connected with a proposed acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings.
Rutherford County resident Gayle Jordan, a political newcomer, is carrying the Democrats' banner into the race for Senate District 14 this fall.
Ellis charged with first-degree murder in death of Kimberly Allen
Smyrna Police have arrested a man for privacy violations in connection with photos and video footage of females taken inside restrooms at Volunteer Park on 8th Avenue.
A "vote anywhere" bill touted as super-convenient quietly passed the Tennessee General Assembly this week, allowing Rutherford Countians to choose any polling place in the county to cast their ballots, beginning in 2018.
The Community Care Board of Rutherford County has hired Terri Bodkins to oversee the county-operated nursing home after its former administrator resigned in the wake of a $548,500 federal penalty.
March 31 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singh Bar and Restaurant in reference to a shooting.
Smyrna Police have issued a description of a man believed to be involved in a shooting that critically injured a man in the parking lot of Singh Bar and Restaurant early Thursday.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singha Bar and Grill at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane in reference to a shooting.
NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.
One person believed to be involved in an attempted burglary at Smyrna Pawn and Gun was killed in a crash when police chased the suspects' vehicle early Monday morning.
The Boro Art Crawl is developing into an opportunity to view the work of established and emerging artists from Rutherford and surrounding counties.
On Friday, March 25, Smyrna Police responded to 230 Branch Trail in reference to a deceased female, Kimberly Allen, age 45, located inside of the home.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee now accepting registrations.
Jason McGowan can remember his late grandfather, Willie McGowan, working tirelessly - mornings and nights - on the campaign to restore Bradley Academy, leaving him to wonder "Why?"
Does Possum Trot exist in Rutherford County? Of course it does. We just had the "Possum Trot Community" sign erected.
'I think the Walter Hill area has had enough,' Pearcy said.
Policy gets first nod to set uniform rates for use of facilities
'It's nearly that time when legislature suspends rules'
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Robert Arnold, claiming he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activity.
Assaulted by his cellmate, Robert Lee Johnson now severely disabled.
The room was packed Wednesday night at the Block, but the crowd wasn't there for a band. They were there for the "Bernstorm."
"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.
The city of Murfreesboro and Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, officially broke ground and launched Miracle Field at SportsCom last week.
Last Tuesday morning Uncle Dave Macon Days organizers thought a record breaking square dance on the Square would be Wednesday's big announcement. Late that afternoon, they found out they were wrong.
Murfreesboro, it's that time of year again: basketballs are swishing into hoops all across the country, and basketball is catching fire once again in the 'Boro.
Bye, bye, 2015. You were a very good year for Rutherford, according to county and school officials including Mayor Ernest Burgess and Director of Schools Don Odom.
Rutherford County is in the early stages of planning for a waste-to-energy facility designed to turn garbage into power or fuel as an option to dispose of trash when Middle Point Landfill runs out of space.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue assisted Eagleville Fire Department with a two-story house fire in the 900 block of South Main Street in Eagleville, just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Each year I usually write a column about sportsmanship, fans and parents -- especially parents.
Between 2010 and 2040, Rutherford County's population is projected to increase by 135 percent from 251,000 to 592,000 residents, second only to Williamson County.
The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.
Historian Greg Tucker will bring his "Remembering Rutherford" column on local history to The Murfreesboro Post beginning on Monday, Oct. 19.
Rutherford County's entire legislative delegation promised to oppose a gas-tax increase despite a backlog of $259 million unfunded road projects here.
People who think an MTSU-Vanderbilt football game guarantees a sellout at Floyd Stadium may have to consider the variables, as well as advance sales.
The Walter Hill Volunteer Fire Department became part of the Rutherford County Fire Department this summer, but when it did, the county also became responsible for Walter Hill's debts.
Holloway High School students were evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was received about 11:15 a.m., officials said.
Holloway High School evacuated, Central Magnet and Homer Pittard Campus School also briefly locked down.
Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.
Sheriff's school resource officers and La Vergne Police searched La Vergne High School Monday after receiving a bomb threat inside the school.
The Blackman Blaze edged McCallie 44-42 in a game that went down to the wire on Friday night at the Inferno.
Rutherford County faces a $259 million problem with a lack of funding for highway construction, but the problem isn't with the county budget.
The Smyrna Bulldogs continued their dominance over La Vergne on Friday night, as their defense come up big in the fourth quarter to preserve a 16-13 victory.
Child support, bonding checks 'went unissued' due to glitches.
A Shelbyville attorney who advised the Rutherford County Ethics Committee in a complaint on Sheriff Robert Arnold is charging the county nearly $5,400 for his work.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
A Rockvale man whose same-sex marriage was legitimized in Tennessee by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision says state Rep. Rick Womick's actions in the aftermath "encourage discrimination" and "fan the proverbial flames of bigotry."
An eastern Rutherford County woman is facing a misdemeanor in an unusual neighborly feud.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital recently announced the addition of five members to its board of directors.
Three suspects were charged with credit card fraud after they allegedly possessed fake gift cards and credit cards during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.
Honoring Rutherford County residents who have lived 100 years or more.
There is still time to collect school supplies for children in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Former Blackman High School and University of Tennessee football standout Jauan Jennings could face criminal charges after an alleged incident at a graduation party
Stewarts Creek Middle School will hold its second annual fundraising pageant Saturday, May 16, for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Topre America, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, is set to invest $53.8 million in a Smyrna facility and create 105 jobs to serve the Nissan plant.
SMYRNA - Nissan unveiled its eighth-generation 2015 Maxima Tuesday with the TSU marching band playing, technicians cheering and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hailing the plant's impact on Tennessee after he helped bring it here more than three decades ago.
MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Bill Sharp sent dozens of emails to and from his sheriff's office account for a year and a half to operate a private training and consulting company - many of them for sheriff's-sponsored events.
Smyrna Police paid $1,300 in 2014 to Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Sharp's private company for officer training at a sheriff's-sponsored seminar at the county's Emergency Management Agency building, records show.
The Special Kids Race announced Tuesday, March 31, that the 4th annual event raised more than $127,000 for the children served by local nonprofit Special Kids.
A Readyville man arrested in connection with stabbings at a March 22 bonfire north of Smyrna faces an attempted murder charge, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported.
NASHVILLE - Tennessee, Smyrna and Nissan officials unveiled plans today for a $160 million supplier park to be built at the automotive manufacturer's assembly plant with designs on creating more than 1,000 jobs.
Two high-profiled high school coaching jobs were filled on Tuesday with the naming of David Watson as new Blackman High football coach and Wendi Scott as Riverdale High girls basketball coach.
Smyrna Police apprehended a suspect wanted in connection with a March 14 shooting and filed a litany of charges against him involving drugs and weapons.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee upset third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52 in the Conference USA Quarterfinal to advance to its third-straight conference semifinal on Thursday afternoon.
A Mt. Juliet woman was killed and two other people injured in a Thursday night crash when her car broke down on Sam Ridley Parkway, police reported.
The Blackman boys' basketball team's season comes to an end in the Class AAA semifinals, 58-43, against Memphis Hamilton today at the Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. The Blaze finish the season at 25-7, while the Wildcats improve to 15-16 and they will meet Brentwood High for the Class AAA title tomorrow.
SMYRNA - The Town Council is putting new restrictions on lending businesses to stop them from bunching up and potentially causing a negative impact on property values, officials say.
Riverdale's girls basketball coach Cory Barrett, already suspended for next season, has resigned his position with the school.
The Blackman boys basketball team defeated Maryville 66-44 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of BlueCross Boys Championships at Murphy Center.
The Blackman boys' basketball opened up its defense of the Class AAA state championship this afternoon with a commanding 65-45 win over Maryville inside the Murphy Center on the MTSU Campus during the quarterfinals of the 2015 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships. The Blaze were making their fourth consecutive state tournament.
Smyrna's Town Council is prepared to put new restrictions on lending businesses in response to community concerns that they could have a negative impact on property values, officials say.
Are you getting healthy and fit in 2015? Bring your family along for the ride and register for the Candle Wishes Family 5K, a new and unique race in Murfreesboro scheduled for April 11 at 9 a.m., presented by Godwin Custom Homes.
All jobs have difficulties, and most people have it rougher than I. With that said, being a Rutherford County School Board member, a sportswriter, a frequent sports radio guest and a fan as well was really tough in February.
During the last couple of weeks, I have experienced the ups and downs of life. Some of the ups included being named the new sports reporter for our sister paper, The Cannon Courier. At the same time, I have been dealing with the sudden loss of a Godly fellow, Allen Kinzer, who taught me how to be a better man through Jesus and fishing.
Coming into this week's TSSAA girls state basketball tournament inside the Murphy Center, most local fans looked at the Class AAA bracket and hoped for an Oakland/Blackman championship game. Well, they got their wish as both of them won its semifinal games today. Oakland defeated Bearden 63-54, while Blackman knocked off Morristown West, 60-40.
The 2015 Class AAA girls' basketball title game between city rivals Oakland and Blackman today proved why Rutherford County might have some of the best girls' basketball in the state. The Lady Blaze won its second consecutive title this time in double overtime, 58-54 at the Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. It was the fifth meeting between the programs this season with BHS winning all five, including today.
The Oakland girls basketball team defeated Bartlett 59-31 in the quarterfinals of the BlueCross Girls Basketball Championships on Wednesday at Murphy Center.
The TSSAA girls state basketball tournament started today at the Murphy Center with two local teams, Blackman and Oakland, playing in the Class AAA quarterfinals. Both squads came away with dominating wins to advance to Friday's semifinals. Oakland defeated Bartlett 59-31, while Blackman beat Mt. Juliet 58-48.
Three area girls basketball teams punched their ticket to the TSSAA girls state tournament on Monday night.
The Blackman boys basketball team will have the opportunity to defend the TSSAA Class AAA state championship.
Oakland Principal Bill Spurlock is expected to name Trousdale County's Kevin Creasey as its next football coach for the Patriots at a press conference Wednesday at 9 a.m.
The four Region 4-AAA semifinal games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed until Thursday. Games were scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Smyrna High School.
Director of Schools Don Odom has suspended both head coaches of the Smyrna and Riverdale girls basketball programs from their coaching duties for the remainder of the current school year and the entire 2015-2016 school year. Their potential for coaching after the 2015-2016 school year will be evaluated annually.
Riverdale and Smyrna girls basketball teams have been removed from the Region 4AAA tournament. The ruling came from the TSSAA after both teams tried to throw the district tournament consolation game.
The rivalry is back between MTSU and WKU. The men's basketball teams celebrated 100 years of hatred today at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders made three wins in a row over the Hilltoppers, 68-66 in the team's first meeting in two seasons.
The MTSU men's basketball team was back in action today with a special matinee against Marshall at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders were looking to end a three-game losing streak, while the Thundering Herd were hoping to extend a three-game winning streak. The losing streak is over as the Blue Raiders win 90-51.
The Stewarts Creek High School band has been selected to represent Tennessee in performances commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and in the Waikiki Holiday Parade, which will be held in 2016.
A Smyrna man was killed and two other people were injured Tuesday night in a head-on collision on Nissan Drive, Smyrna Police reported.
A Blackman High School wrestler was killed early Sunday and his friend injured when their car crashed on I-24 near the Waldron Road exit.
A Smyrna woman purported to be an adult entertainer has been indicted and arrested in connection with the death of her infant son who died of starvation and dehydration 10 months ago.
Oakland football coach Thomas McDaniel has resigned his post to accept the job at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis.
Christiana hosted the 22-team Middle School Tournament last week.
The MTSU men's basketball team looked to continue its winning ways Saturday (Jan. 24) at home against Charlotte after Thursday's impressive victory over Old Dominion. It was another key Conference USA game as the Blue Raiders came from behind to win 72-69 over the 49ers.
Smyrna leaders say construction of a Rocky Fork Road interchange at I-24 is vital to the town's economy and traffic flow.
Smyrna leaders are trying to thaw out the widening of West Jefferson Pike, a major road project that is designed to improve safety and bolster economic development but still awaits construction funding.
The MTSU men's basketball team hoped to finish the three-game home stand with another win. The Blue Raiders hosted Florida Atlantic tonight inside the Murphy Center in a key Conference USA matchup and soundly defeated them 83-58 to improve to 9-7, 2-1 on the season.
Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.
The road to Birmingham started Sunday for the MTSU men's basketball team as it hosted the team from the city, UAB, in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Both teams came in well-rested and each played tough non-conference schedules to prepare for this moment, but Blue Raiders fell to the Blazers 54-today at Murphy Center.
In its final home game of 2014, the MTSU men's basketball team welcomed an old in-state foe back to the Murphy Center in Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders were looking to sweep the two home games this weekend. MTSU defeated TSU 65-47 today inside the Glass House.
The MTSU women's basketball team returned home for its final home game of 2014 today against UCF. The Lady Raiders were looking to get back on track after two consecutive losses on the road to Kentucky and South Dakota State. MTSU defeated UCF 79-57 today at the Murphy Center.
For the first time since Nov. 25, the MTSU men's basketball team returned to the Murphy Center to renew an in-state rivalry with Chattanooga for the first time since 2005. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after losing at Oklahoma State on Monday night. MTSU defeated 68-58 in the first of two home games this weekend for MTSU.
The Smyrna Police Department announced Thursday, with the support of the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Smyrna and the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers, they are offering a $6,000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Danny Wright.
Rutherford County has been lucky during the last three years by having some of the best girls high school basketball action in the nation.
For the second home game in a row, the MTSU women's basketball team faced a team from the Power Six conferences, this time it was against Xavier from the Big East. The Lady Raiders were hoping for its third win in a row so far this season and they got it with another dominating 90-68 victory today over the Musketeers.
The best Murfreesboro City School basketball players in the area met on the hardwood tonight at Cason Lane to decide a champion for 2014. It was a matchup of the two top teams in both boys and girls in the city with Black Fox facing Scales for both titles. Both programs came into the title game as the top two seeds in each division. By the end of the night, Black Fox swept both titles.
Construction is set to start this month on a $35 million Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna, a partnership for training Nissan workers and Tennessee students, officials confirmed.
The MTSU men's basketball finished up its four game home stand to begin the 2014-15 against Big Sky opponent, Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Blue Raiders chop down the Lumberjacks 65-53 tonight inside the Murphy Center.
Despite what you haven't read elsewhere, basketball has begun and hundreds of hoopsters are playing at numerous levels all over the county
The MTSU men's basketball team season opening home schedule continued tonight at the Murphy Center against an old foe, Murray State. The Blue Raiders were hoping for an improved performance against one of the favorites in the Ohio Valley Conference. However, they did not get it as the Racers (1-1) defeated the Blue Raiders, 68-49.
The MTSU women's basketball team hosted Miami (Fla.) tonight at the Murphy Center. It was the first home game of the season for the Lady Raiders, and they was looking for its first win of the season. They got it thanks to Lady Raider junior guard Brea Edwards three-pointer from the corner with 34 seconds left in the game to break a 48-48 tie and sophomore guard China Dow added two free throws to help them defeat the Hurricanes 53-48.
MTSU women's basketball team picks up first win of the season 53-48 over Miami. Junior guard Brea Edwards hits a three with 34 seconds left in the game to break a 48-48 tie. Former Riverdale star and sophomore forward Olivia Jones and sophomore guard China Dow combined for 35 points in the win.
The MTSU men's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 against Division II foe Ohio Valley tonight at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after a disappointing exhibition loss to Martin Methodist on Monday night. It was closer than what people thought it should have been, but MTSU pulled out the victory 77-60.
Both the MTSU men's and women's basketball teams finished off exhibition action tonight at the Murphy Center. The men faced Martin Methodist and lost 76-67 in shocker, while the women hosted UAH winning 75-50. The season starts for real for both teams on Friday night.
The 2014-15 MTSU women's basketball team opened its season with an exhibition game against in-state foe f Martin Methodist (NAIA).
When Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.'s Murfreesboro Youth Football League began practice for its 2014 season, 9-year old Ni'kiah Chesterfield, one of two girls in the MYFL, said she just wanted to be half as good as the boys in her division.
Smyrna's mayoral race is pitting one of the town's political veterans against a relative newcomer.
Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine's Editors' Picks for the 2015 South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list.
Longtime Smyrna Lions Club members Don Young and Ed Garner are busy harvesting beans in preparation for this Fall's Friday annual Bean Dinner (Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) that benefits the Smyrna Senior Citizen Center and the club's Sight Conservation Program.
Thump, thump. Thump, thump. Thump, thump. I could hear my heartbeat in my ears as I sat buckled in my seat ready for the ride of a lifetime.
Early voting opens Wednesday and continues through Oct. 30 for Rutherford County voters participating in the Nov. 4 state, federal and municipal elections.
The MTSU men's basketball team looks to continue its recent success this season
ESPN the Magazine just released its 2014 Ultimate Standings in its latest issue. It ranked all 122 teams from the four major professional sports in several categories. It was a mixed bag for the three teams in the Volunteer state.
Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC., a concrete manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville (Tennessee) based concrete manufacturer and construction materials company.
August home sales in Rutherford County jumped 8 percent over last year’s mark, and closings have increased 5.5 percent for 2014, even as prices rose, showing overall improvement in the market’s health.
The rivalry between the two programs has become one of the best in Rutherford County.
Rockvale Middle Principal Donald “Donnie” Johnson was arrested on Friday (Aug. 29) for allegedly buying crack cocaine from a woman at a pharmacy on Cason Lane.
Federal-Mogul officials announced this week the company will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna and create 135 new jobs in Rutherford County.
Construction continues on Smyrna Housing Authority’s new $6.25 million complex for senior housing known as Stewarts Creek Manor at 11263 Old Nashville Highway.
MTSU is back in session this week, so it means all of the fall sports on campus are in back in action.
Defending Conference USA Champions Middle Tennessee will face a challenging non-conference slate and play 18 league games, as announced by head coach Rick Insell and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro on Wednesday.
A 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned during a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, sheriff’s officers said.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.
Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Road in Smyrna at approximately 7:00 Thursday morning.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.
It all starts this month. August is when school opens and hundreds of student-athletes begin practice in earnest. Do you ever wonder what the sports year will hold? Certainly there will be surprises. Numerous student-athletes and entire teams will overachieve and, regrettably, some will underachieve.
During the past few seasons, the MTSU men’s basketball team has played in the NCAA and NIT tournaments. However, one of the biggest thrills comes when the Blue Raiders help out in the community. Last Wednesday, the team and the cheerleaders visited the Special Kids organization as part of the Camp Ability summer camp.
What if Loretta Lynn had written about a coal miner’s son instead of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – a song she penned and performed in 1970 that helped launch her to international stardom as a country music singer?
Detective Tommy Massey was recently recognized at the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers annual awards ceremony. Detective Massey was selected to represent the Murfreesboro Police Department as the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year because of his involvement in two cold case homicide investigations.
Blackman High made history last season as one of the few Tennessee teams to sweep both the boys and girls basketball state titles in the same year.
Archery competitors are teaming up to help their beloved coach fight ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Scott Reed started the archery program at Christiana Elementary School and Buchanan Elementary Archery in 2010 and the Christiana Middle School team in 2013. He guided the Christiana Elementary teams to state and national competitions with two state champions and two runners up at Christiana Elementary and one state champion at Buchanan.
A recent graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro is dead following a shooting in Nashville. The shooting occurred at a TigerMart convenient store in south Nashville.
Some of the best youth baseball teams from the southeast gathered at Barfield Crescent Park for the 2014 TYBA State Tournament starting this past weekend.
Record-setting former Lady Raider forward Ebony Rowe is no longer in school, but she is still earning awards.
Earlier last week, Conference USA named her Female Athlete of the Year after her performance both on and off the court. It could not have happened to a better player or person.
How do you think “Chicken Pike” got its name? When Smyrna was truly a small town with less than 2,000 residents in the 1930s, trains stopped here at least two times daily.
Sheriff candidate Dale Armour topped incumbent Sheriff Robert Arnold in a straw poll Friday at the Blackman Barbecue, and state House candidate Adam Coggin picked up a resounding win.
The western part of the city could be on the verge of an economic boom ignited in part by Westlawn, a project mixing commercial and residential development that’s about to revive after years on hold.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on July 10 from 306 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Effective July 4, 2014, The Rutherford County Solid Waste Department will now have new hours of operation at the Haley Road Recycling Center in Murfreesboro.
The Oakland-Blackman football game will be televised Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. The two teams were to play Week 9 of the football season instead of Week 0, but that was changed after ESPN showed interest in broadcasting the game.
Located in Lafayette, La., the Cane Cutters are a part of a six-team Texas Collegiate League that is regarded as one of the top summer circuits in the nation and features some of the nation’s top college players.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a free outdoor movie at SportsCom’s “Boro Beach” outdoor pool on Wednesday, July 9. Bring your own float for the pool or a blanket to watch poolside.
Circuit Court Judge David Bragg set trial for July 30-31 in the assault and kidnapping case against a Rutherford County commissioner and two businessmen charged with choking, burning and threatening a partner in a ticket-selling deal that went awry.
Burglary and theft charges were filed against a 16-year-old boy accused of breaking into multiple cars early Monday on Ridgewood Drive and Buzzard Branch Drive near Christiana, a sheriff’s deputy said.
MTSU was the presenting sponsor for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team. And about 25 faculty and students worked a display tent about the Aerospace Department that featured two training aircraft. The air show continues Sunday.
The Rutherford County Recreation Department crowned its youth baseball and softball champions this past weekend at the various sites around the area.
MT athletics has unveiled #TRUE as its marketing theme for next season, a more consistent and distinctive advertising concept that will be used by all 17 teams and also connects to the University’s ongoing “I am True Blue” brand.
Wilson Bank & Trust Regional President Barry Buckley was among the local honorees who received a Rutherford County Impact Award from the Nashville Business Journal recently.
MTSU is well-known for having one of the top Electronic Media Communication programs in the nation, especially when covering sports.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell introduced an employee handbook Thursday night that gives workers in his office the opportunity to have him removed through a grievance process.
The Rutherford County Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday on a $480.5 million spending plan for fiscal 2015.
The Town of Smyrna in conjunction with Carpe Artista and SIMA announces the Simply Smyrna Celebration. This family friendly summer festival will take place Friday June 13th from 5pm -10pm and will be the official kickoff celebration for the Town of Smyrna’s revitalization project.
The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.
History was made this past weekend at X Games 20 in Austin, Texas. What started out as a dream back in 1995, when ESPN decided to give these extreme sport athletes a chance to compete in a Olympic-style event became a reality in Rhode Island.
With the 2013-14 athletic year concluded, Massaro likes what he sees, especially coming out of the program’s first year in Conference USA.
MTSU’s first athletic season in Conference USA met with mixed results, but for the most part the Blue Raiders were more than competitive. The Blue Raider football team went 8-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play and earned another bowl berth. Expectations should be high next season.
The MTSU women’s basketball program will host three team camps on June 4-6, June 16-18 and June 18-20.
Cost per team is $150. Cost for players who commute is $50, cost for players who commute plus meals is $110 and cost for overnight campers is $185.
The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.
Freshman Samantha Gotcher of the MTSU women’s golf team qualified Tuesday afternoon for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, becoming the second Blue Raider in program history to qualify for the tournament.
Another Spring Fling came and went last week when more than 4,000 high school athletes competed for state championships in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track at various venues in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County’s budget committee approved a $1.89 million budget last week for the County Fire and Rescue Department, including funds to pay volunteers who undergo training and certification.
Christiana Elementary and Middle schools sent 24 students in third to six grade to compete in the Seventh Annual Science Olympiad Tournament hosted by MTSU’s Dr. Pat Patterson at John Pittard Elementary School May 3.
Spring Fling starts Monday May 19 at 9 a.m. at the Dean Hayes Track and Field Complex at MTSU.
Once again, the MTSU athletic department showed it puts the student in student-athlete as all 17 sports on campus passed the multi-year Academic Progress Rate for the fifth consecutive year.
Some of the top high school track and field athletes in the state had one more chance on May 13 to qualify for the upcoming TSSAA Spring Fling at the sectional meet at Riverdale.
The Rutherford County Government has launched a new website viewable at rutherfordcountytn.gov. Improvements are intended to make the site easier to navigate with better routes to get citizens where they need to go, with lots of new content and with improved mobile device access.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office returned a weapon to the man who was shot May 6 in a confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy three years after investigating a previous domestic dispute at his West Jefferson Pike home, according to the sheriff’s office.
A first-degree murder charge in connection with a purported methamphetamine drug robbery was bound over to the grand jury today.
Blackman High will surely miss retiring Principal Gail Vick. In every area, especially sports, Gail showed great leadership.
The former player and coach was careful and patient in selecting coaches, and then supportive when she hired someone. She did something almost all effective leaders do – she listened to her staff, did her research and made a solid decision. The success of BHS in just about every area can be traced to Vick’s leadership.
Mother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday, and what a great day it is every year. However, it should be Mother’s Day every day. There is nothing like the love of a mother, and how often do we see it at the ballpark, football field, tennis court, golf course, basketball gym, etc.?
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will host a discussion with Dr. Antonio Vásquez on “Life Along the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs”.
County Mayor Ernest Burgess soundly defeated challenger Jimmy Evans while Sheriff Robert Arnold rolled past former Deputy Chief Bob Asbury in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
Summer Under the Oaks, a standard flower show and presented by the Garden Lovers Club, will hold an event on May 30 from 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at Maney Hall/Oaklands Historic House and Museum on 900 N. Maney Ave.
The Rutherford County middle school softball tournament got off to a great start at Oakland Middle last week. Oakland got the No. 1 seed with Stewarts Creek at 2, Blackman at 3, Rock Springs at 4, Siegel at 5 and Rockvale at 6.
Men’s golfer Brett Patterson and women’s basketball star Ebony Rowe were the big winners at the third annual Raiders Choice Awards.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has introduced a new program to its already long list of year round activities for the residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
The second annual Murfreesboro All-Star Weekend finished up Sunday with the best local high school basketball stars playing each other in the All-Star game matching the North Boro against the South Boro at 5:30 p.m. at Blackman.
The weekend also included a celebrity game on Friday, May 2, and skills competition and many other events on Saturday, May 3, honoring the talent here in the area.
The annual Rutherford County 4-H Horse Show will be held at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro on May 10 at 9 a.m. The rain date will be May 17.
Former Middle Tennessee Christian School and current MTSU track and field junior middle distance runner Asa Bowman is currently in the final phase of his junior season as the Conference USA outdoor championships are approaching.
Bowman competed at the Coach O Invitational this past weekend.
Spring is in the air, the weather is warming up and the coldest game in the world, the NHL, is in the middle of the postseason. Sixteen teams from two conferences are playing for the hardest trophy to win in sports, The Stanley Cup. There are several reasons why I believe the NHL has the best postseason in all of professional sports.
I’m not certain about instant replay despite considerable public support for it. Replay and I got off to a rough start when Redskins Hall of Fame receiver Art Monk caught a TD pass in a long ago Super Bowl. Replay showed he was out of bounds. Washington won anyway, but I sensed trouble.
The Oakland Youth Football league will be hosting a meet and greet at the Oakland High School indoor facility on Saturday.
Three MTSU student-athletes were tabbed 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars last week, as announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
The controversy about whether the Redskins name is racist or not continues to boil over and even the President weighed in on the side of at least considering a change. His opinion doesn’t matter but mine does.
Former basketball star Herren tells story at First Shot banquet Thursday at MTSU.
Jim Morris will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club’s 27th annual Stake & Burger Dinner on May 8.
Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6.
Journeys in Community Living will hold its celebration on April 24, with MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis serving as guest speaker.
The woman motorist who is accused of hitting Clifton Braunwalder and his mother Sondra was released from jail after posting bond early Friday morning, by mid-morning, she was back behind bars on new charges.
Tina L. Wilson, 33, was originally charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, but shortly after posting bond, State Troopers filed a warrant charging her with vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault. According to the Booking Department at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, she is being held without bond.
Starting today, history will be made at the 2014 Women’s Final Four for many reasons. For the first time in the event’s existence, Nashville is the host city for this year’s tournament.
Now that local basketball is over, I’ve just got to write something about officials. We’ve got to do something, but I don’t know what.
Charges against two men arrested in connection with a September 2013 robbery and shooting on Mt. Tabor Road in Christiana have been bound over to the grand jury.
Journeys in Community Living will hold its celebration on April 24, with MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis serving as guest speaker.
Middle Tennessee women's basketball head coach Rick Insell announced that assistant coach Alysha Clark will not return for the 2014-15 season. Clark, whose contract ends on April 22, will return to the WNBA's Seattle Storm.
"Alysha has been a valuable asset to our program as a student-athlete and most recently as a coach," said Insell. "She has made the decision to focus on her professional career. I have no doubts that she will return to coaching once her pro career is complete. I thank Alysha for her outstanding work this past season as our assistant coach."
Senior Shawn Jones of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (24-9, 13-3 C-USA) will participate in the 2014 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tuesday morning.
Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon has been accused of threatening a 16-year old. The incident was said to have unfolded at Jr’s Foodland, according to a Murfreesboro Police report filed on Friday.
On a perfect evening for baseball, Riverdale and Blackman faced off in a huge District 7-AAA matchup at the Reservation on the Riverdale campus tonight. As both teams were looking to catch Siegel at the top of the District 7-AAA standings. Blackman came from behind with three runs in the final inning to win 5-4.
The 2013-14 season for the MTSU women's basketball team came to an end on March 23 with a 55-36 loss in the first round of the 2014 Women's NCAA Tournament to Oregon State.
District 7-AAA is one of the toughest in the state in all sports as every game is important no matter a team’s place in the standings. Whoever wins the district is usually in contention for a state title. However, in baseball, Riverdale has ruled the district the past couple of years, but Tuesday night it fell at Oakland 4-1 at Mack Hawks Field.
The MTSU men's basketball team played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation, and it clinched a share of the Conference USA title in its first year in the league.
Hopefully you followed the Blackman boys through the state tournament on line with David Hunter’s excellent coverage that was posted just minutes after each game.
Stewarts Creek High School senior Angel Hollenbeck “flipped out” when she drove a simulator designed to show what happens with distracted driving.
I hope you saw David Hunter’s online coverage of the Blackman girls’ 55-46 semifinal win over Mt. Juliet and also the 65–44 championship game win over Memphis Ridgeway on Saturday.
A pair of MTSU players racked up more accolades, as announced by Conference USA last week. Senior Ebony Rowe was tabbed the C-USA Player of the Year, while Olivia Jones earned Freshman of the Year honors. The Player of the Year honor is the first for Rowe in her four-year collegiate career.
The first-round win for the Blackman boys was their first state tournament win in history after a three-point loss in 2012 and one-point loss last year. The time that Blackman coach Barry Wortman spent in preparation was obvious, and it paid off in a 72–63 win over talented, powerful and pre-tournament favorite Memphis Hamilton. It was much closer than nine points.
The Blackman boys’ basketball team’s dream season came to an end today at the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA title game against Oak Ridge. It was a storybook finish as the Blaze won its second state title in two weeks, 60-58 over the Wildcats. The Blaze finished the season with a 28-6 record.
The Blackman boys’ basketball team looked to continue its historic performance at the 2014 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA semifinals against Brentwood today at the Murphy Center. Last year, the Bruins knocked the Blaze out of the tournament with a last second shot. Blackman was hoping for some revenge and a trip to the state title game, which they received with a 47-41 win.
CHICAGO (March 13, 2014) — In its 29th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman High School as its 2013-14 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
EL PASO, Texas - Conference USA Player of the Year Ebony Rowe posted a double-double with game highs of 29 points and 15 rebounds as top-seeded and No. 20/22 ranked MTSU defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 69-59, in the 2014 C-USA Championship quarterfinals on Thursday morning at UTEP's Memorial Gym.
The Blazers trailed by as many as six in the second half and rallied to tie the score at 50-all on a layup by Khoria Newman with 7:32 left in the contest. On the ensuing possession, however, Blue Raiders' forward KeKe Stewart buried a 3-pointer from the left wing to give Middle Tennessee the lead for good.
EL PASO, Texas - Senior Shawn Jones of the MTSU men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named the 2013-14 Conference USA Player of the Year as announced by the league office Wednesday.
This marks the first time in school history the Blue Raiders have swept conference player of the year honors for both the men's and women's teams as Ebony Rowe was named C-USA Women's Basketball Player of the Year earlier this week.
The 2014 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA boys’ quarterfinals opened up with this morning with the Blackman Blaze trying to erase history. Coming into the game, the Blaze had been to the tournament twice before, but it was knocked out in the first round. Today, it faced Memphis Hamilton at the Murphy Center and history was made with a 72-63 win today. The Blaze head into the semifinals on Friday at 10 am against Brentwood.
Once again, the Siegel boys’ basketball team returned to the TSSAA BlueCross Class AAA State Tournament for the seventh time in short history of the program. Its opponent, Arlington (28-4) made its first ever trip to the Elite Eight. The Stars wanted to finally make the title game, but the journey ended today with 86-80 loss against the Tigers.
Senior Tweety Knight of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.
Senior Shawn Jones of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the All-Conference USA First Team as announced by the league office Monday morning.
It won’t be long before are baseball, softball and soccer fields will covered with exuberant kids anxious to open their respective seasons.
In front of a crowd of just over 600, which included a large Siegel Nation, the Stars (31-1) beat a good Walker Valley team 69–41 on Monday night at Siegel.
The Blackman boys (25–6) did something that doesn’t often happen in sectionals. They won on the road with a 69–55 win over a tough Stone Memorial squad (27–7) in Crossville on Tuesday night.
The Blackman girls’ basketball team made history today with the school’s first ever state title in any sport with a 65-44 win over Ridgeway in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Class AAA title game at the Murphy Center. It is also the fourth time in the last five seasons, a girls’ basketball team from Rutherford County has won the state title.
Officials with Rutherford County Schools were saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Rutherford County Board of Education member Helen Blankenship.
The Blue Raider Athletic Association will be sponsoring a bus trip for the MTSU men’s basketball game at UAB on Thursday, March 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
What an amazing Region 4-AAA high school basketball tournament. On the first night, all four of our 7-AAA girls teams won.
Here is a quick list of the current candidates running for office in the upcoming elections.
Today was a special day for 13 seniors on both the MTSU men’s and women’s basketball team as it said goodbye to the Murphy Center in winning fashion.
These things always run in cycles. I hear that all the time in regard to teams that win or lose a great deal.
The MTSU women’s basketball team made it four wins in a row with a 75-36 victory over Marshall tonight at the Murphy Center. With the win, the Lady Raiders stay in first place in the Conference USA standings.
Blackman area schools were briefly placed under Code Yellow “Alert” Friday morning after reports of a nearby domestic disturbance.
Four area prep basketball standouts were honored on Friday when they were named Miss and Mr. Basketball finalists, as announced by the TSSAA.
The following organizations offer Murfreesboro residents the opportunity to give back to their community.
On a day in which the MTSU basketball program honored it legends, it was a legendary performance by this season’s Blue Raiders as it knocked off Southern Mississippi 81-64 on Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center. It was a matchup between two of the top teams in Conference USA. The Blue Raiders extended its winning streak to seven in a row.
An exciting Middle School basketball season is finished. Christiana Middle finished 24–0, which means, of course, coach Cory Bransford’s Lady Cougars won the regular season, the Christmas Tournament, the league tournament, and the sectional.
The MTSU men’s basketball team celebrated Mardi Gras tonight at the Murphy Center against Conference USA foe, Tulane. The Blue Raiders (18-7, 8-2) made it six wins in a row with a 71-44 victory over the Green Wave (13-12, 5-5) on Thursday night.
The MTSU women’s basketball team returned to its winning ways after defeating Rice 65-54 on Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center. The game was also a special one for the program as it honored that battling breast cancer as part of the Play4Kay event. The Lady Raiders won pink jerseys during the game in memory of the ones who have dealt with cancer.
Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.
At age 18, Breanna Haskins is a veteran international Christian missionary.
Question: Can you identify the best player on your team and are they always the “heart and soul” of your team? The answer is ... maybe.
Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.
Midland resident Steve Spence, a longtime Rutherford County law enforcement official, is seeking the 8th District seat on the Rutherford County Commission, according to a press release.
Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.
When I read that the NFL had fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for refusing to talk to the media during the regular season, I had one reaction: good.
Middle Tennessee women's basketball moved up four spots to No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Monday.
Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.
In 1889 when first lady Frances Cleveland left the White House after President Grover Cleveland had been defeated for re–election, she famously told the staff not to change the curtains and furniture because she would be back in four years.
This was a banner week for the MTSU women’s basketball team.
State Rep. Rick Womick was appointed this week to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place.
Tonight was a special night for the MTSU men’s basketball team.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report.
The rationalizations of Richard Sherman’s behavior by some members of the chattering class are rather interesting.
MTSU men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow is good people.
Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.
Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Springhouse Theatre Company, located at 14119 Old Nashville Highway, will present Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," beginning next month.
MTSU's Ebony Rowe earned first team Capital One Academic All-District honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
The Middle Tennessee baseball team will play at Southern Miss in a nationally-televised game on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is a running against Sheriff Robert Arnold, has resigned from his job at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office amid an internal inquiry.
District Attorney General Bill Whitesell is working with law enforcement officers, school principals and guidance counselors to combat school violence by identifying warning signs among teens, as part of a new initiative that is being launched statewide.
The Middle School Basketball Tournament got underway at Blackman Middle on Saturday with six games, three of which were won by the lower seeded teams.
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
Although women’s basketball has continued to grow the past decade, it hasn’t always been the most popular sport in terms of being followed by men.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Lady Raiders ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2009, and Southern Miss game has been postponed because of weather
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.
A heater and a heat lamp too close to objects apparently caused a storage barn to ignite, resulting in about $25,000 in damages Wednesday morning in Christiana, said Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.
Oakland High School senior Brooklyn Goolesby addressed her peers and an attentive crowd at the annul Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County Youth of the Year luncheon on Saturday.
Lady Raider senior forward Ebony Rowe became MTSU’s all-time leading scorer with 2,158 points Saturday at the Murphy Center.
I had a look at the girl’s regular season Sunday and said that not much had changed from my original guess at the final positions and seeding for the District 7-AAA tournament.
The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.
From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County.
Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.
The Blackman-Oakland boys basketball game slated for Friday, Jan. 24, at Blackman will be televised live on MyTV30 at 8 p.m. as part of its High School Hoops broadcasts.
In the 40 years that the Murphy Center has been open, both the MTSU men's and women's teams have enjoyed a lot of success inside the “Glass House.”
What chance do a bunch of cowboys have against a group of mixed martial arts fighters and body builders?
Bob Gerard has been named the new Rutherford County executive for the Tennessee affiliate of Fifth Third Bank, company officials announced Friday.
A fire hydrant purchased by neighbors helped firefighters with the Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department combat a blaze inside a detached garage Wednesday on Orchard Park Drive, said Fire Chief Larry Farley.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.
Amazon.com Inc. is actively hiring for more than 500 full-time positions with benefits starting at its fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, company officials recently announced.
The MTSU men’s basketball team will test its mettle this week as it hits the road for the first time in Conference USA play.
Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.
The Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow for recreational boaters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts is preparing to launch in its new home – the Music City Center – from Thursday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 26.
Bowling is a family affair for the Shattucks, and Oakland High senior standout Jackie Shattuck recently qualified for this week’s 2014 TSSAA Girls State Bowling Tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.
The Murfreesboro Basketball League tipped off its 2014 season last weekend.
The games are coming faster and faster as area teams get ready for the district tournament at Siegel High School.
All charges against a retired accountant accused of mismanaging nearly $1 million in retirement funds have been dismissed following the death of the alleged victim in the case.
Gerald L. Melton has announced that he has decided to seek re-election as a public defender for the 16th Judicial District of Rutherford and Cannon counties.
There are all types of high school basketball coaches.
MTSU started a new home winning streak as it bounced back from Thursday’s loss with an 80-56 win over UTSA tonight at the Murphy Center.
Authorities have identified the victim murdered Thursday by a man who allegedly killed himself moments after shooting her to death inside a Village Lake Drive residence.
It’s very rare to win a college basketball game when your opponent out rebounds you and shoots 60 percent from the field in your own gym.
His real name is Trantell Knight, but everyone within the Blue Raider men's basketball program refers to him as “Tweety.”
Middle Tennessee Christian School is looking for a new football and baseball coach.
The MTSU men’s basketball team continued Conference USA play tonight against longtime member of the league, UTEP. UTEP came out on top, 63-54 snapping the Blue Raiders 25 game home conference winning streak.
The Oakland High School dance team won several awards Saturday at the Ameri-Dance Music City Championship in Nashville.
One of my favorite weeks in local sports is almost here. The middle school basketball tournament begins next week at Blackman Middle with six games on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The top two women’s basketball teams in Conference USA, MTSU and UTEP met on the Murphy Center hardwood tonight, and it lived up to the billing. The winner on this night was MTSU 69-58.
Fire caused heavy damage to a mobile home about 4:15 p.m. Monday on Old Woodbury Highway.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.
Four people escaped injury when several men who were target shooting allegedly fired rounds toward them Wednesday near Christiana, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Youths experiencing discipline issues with parents or trouble at school might consider getting a free reality check beginning in February at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Some people in this profession continue to amaze me, particularly those who are fortunate to vote on the Baseball Hall of Fame.
A few years ago, Riverdale High School formed a Girls Basketball Hall of Fame that inducts new members every two years.
MTSU freshmen Olivia Jones and Ty Petty have already made a statement during their first season with the Lady Raiders.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.
Local businessman Rusty Dallas has announced his candidacy in the Republican Party primary for Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office.
The Blue Raiders first Conference USA basketball game Saturday had a little bit of everything.
Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved Wednesday a request for a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following more discussion of the issue.
Attorney Chuck Ward announced Tuesday he has decided to run for the Republican Party nomination in the district attorney race.
The 39th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
It’s finally time for the real contenders in the Conference USA men’s basketball race to emerge.
Officials with the Bour Charity Classic have announced the inaugural Bour Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 20, at Indian Hills Golf Course.
MTSU began its journey Wednesday in the Conference USA with its 11th consecutive win on the season over former Sun Belt Conference foe North Texas 86-42 at the Murphy Center.
All Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the extremely cold weather that has swept across Tennessee.
Authorities have named a second suspect wanted in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just a few days before Christmas.
MTSU’s men have one final tune-up on Tuesday night at Tennessee State before they open Conference USA play at home against UAB on Saturday afternoon.
Assuming no weather delays, here are the District 7-AAA high school basketball games you simply cannot afford to miss in January.
Middle Tennessee's biggest 2013 racing story was no story.
A veteran police officer announced Friday that he has decided to run for the District 17 seat on the Rutherford County Commission during the upcoming elections slated for later this year.
If you’re a college athlete in this day and age, you’re constantly under a microscope.
Now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the great youth sports moments from last year.
The burning question going into Monday’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl was whether or not MTSU could handle the relentless option attack of Navy.
The MTSU women’s basketball team started off 2014 the same way it finished out 2013 -- with a win.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host its inaugural Community Baby Shower in January 2014 to benefit at-risk families in the area.
A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just days before Christmas.
With so many bowl games (35) available for your viewing pleasure during the holidays, you often get a mixed bag when it comes to the product on the field.
Believe it or not, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are less than two months away from taking place in Sochi, Russia. Team USA will be hoping for the same success like it had in Vancouver four years ago.
Last week, we looked at pre-2014 girls basketball in 7-AAA. This week, let’s look at the boys.
MTSU’s football team will take the field against Navy for the 2013 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday morning.
Tristen C. Sanders, a 15-year-old Murfreesboro gymnast and Olympic hopeful, captured first place on the all-around score recently at the Get a Grip Invitational in Pelham, Ala.
The new year seems like a good time to reflect.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.
Beat Army. It’s a rallying cry for the U.S. Naval Academy, which recently continued its dominance in the century-plus-old rivalry by securing its 12th straight win over the Black Knights.
When I think of Oakland High School football, I immediately think of Ray Hughes.
Just as the Lady Raiders were about to tip off the season, many fans had concerns.
Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers recently received a total of 21 awards at the 2013 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association Conference held in Chattanooga.
A local attention deficient disorder life coach and counselor recently announced that he is running for the Republican Party nomination in the 9th District Rutherford County Commission primary slated for May 2014.
It’s likely past time to evaluate the 7-AAA girls basketball teams, so let’s get started before the teams get fully into district play.
Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.
The MTSU women’s basketball team finished out the final home game of 2013 with its eighth consecutive win on the season with 59-44 win over South Dakota State on Saturday at the Murphy Center. It was matchup between two of the top mid-major programs in the country, and both teams last game before the Christmas break.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.
Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.
Scoring is on the rise in men’s college basketball, but the amount of field goals being made is down.
La Vergne city officials approved spending $4 million Tuesday to purchase the privately owned and contracted La Vergne Fire Department Inc.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Middle Tennessee will operate during special hours for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
This week, the personnel from the Rutherford County Fire Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores, will be donating 50 bicycles to area children.
The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
The MTSU men’s basketball team made it looks easy tonight against Tennessee Temple at the Murphy Center with a 102-52 win.
Preventing fatalities and crashes will be the goal of officers at a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Rockvale, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office officials announced Monday.
Jeffrey L. Peach has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination on the May 2014 ballot for a Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship.
Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.
Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.
I use the Christmas theme because if you want to give a gift to a friend or a relative, apparently there is a bargain out there for you.
In 1915, Vanderbilt won nine games, and 97 years later they did it again.
For a trio of Murfreesboro siblings, the Hofferts, it has been a quick learning experience.
Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.
Phil Griffin, who is vying for the Republican Party nomination in the 7th District Rutherford County Commission race, recently announced his leadership team.
It was a special day at the Murphy Center on Thursday as more than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools students attended the Lady Raiders game against Kennesaw State to mark Education Day.
MTSU lost a legend Monday with the passing of former coach and professor Joe Black Hayes, who was 98 years old.
The MTSU women’s basketball team made it five wins in a row with a dominating 68-32 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday afternoon at the Murphy Center.
The 11 Rutherford County middle schools are in the middle of another competitive basketball season.
MTSU's football team sat and waited and waited a year ago. The phone never rang. There were no bowl invitations.
The MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday at the Murphy Center will have some young news faces in attendance.
The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has collected more than $1 million in fees and court costs since establishing a collections division, as of the end of October.
MTSU legendary coach and administrator Joe Black Hayes died Monday. He was 98 years old.
The owner of a local bail bonds company recently announced she is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk race slated for May 2014.
In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.
A definition for the word “bully” is a person who uses strength and power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker, according to the Oxford American Dictionary.
Eighty-five-year-old Robert Burgess recalls the old Sulphur Dell as an unusual ball park with an even more unique outfield configuration.
It has been a solid start for the MTSU men’s and women’s basketball teams this season.
The high school football season takes forever to get here and is over with faster than Siegel runs plays or the TSSAA decides a new playoff format.
MTSU's football team will play the Navy on Monday, Dec. 30, in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
My late golfing accomplice, Joe Caldwell, once described my swing as “looking like somebody killing a snake in the weeds.”
What a way to begin Conference USA play for the MTSU football team.
Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately? If not, you need to go as a good time is almost guaranteed.
Let me say up front that there is a tiny downside. Parking can be an issue and the pre-game taped music is horrible and way too loud, plus the concession prices are too high. However, there’s an upside to the downside.
The parking problem means we’ve got plenty of fans and the situation is getting better. Eventually the pre-game music ends and the terrific MTSU pep band takes over.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
A portion of South Lowry Street in Smyrna will be named in honor of a local World War II veteran Friday during an official ceremony with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Let’s take a trip back in time, back to 1944 when the opening day lineup for the Nashville Vols took the field at Sulphur Dell Ballpark.
In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.
Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2013 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.
The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.
When the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team steps on the court Tuesday at Murphy Center, they will be wearing special Blackout Game jerseys to affirm their devotion to the university's True Blue values.
Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.
Officials are expected to make recommendations this month regarding the best possible ways to address traffic congestion near Rockvale schools.
Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately?
The MTSU football team end season on a five game winning streak with 48-17 over UTEP
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill sums up this month by saying “remember November.”
The team finished the weekend going 0-5, but many of the players said they feel like the program is on the right track in terms of competing at a national level despite the finish.
Rutherford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee School Boards Association.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.
A school can only have one basketball opening night and this week it was Thursday night at Stewarts Creek vs the Independence Eagles. It was the first home game in Stewarts Creek history and everyone was there.
It’s no secret the amount of respect I have for high school football coaches.
A man who allegedly assaulted his father and two children last week died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
The MTSU women’s basketball team is hoping lighting strikes today when it faces the No. 7 ranked Kentucky Wildcats at the Murphy Center.
Detective Ralph Mayercik recently announced his intention to run for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County sheriff.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Sports personalities, whether it be coaches, players or announcers, have always been an entertaining part of their respective teams.
Over the past decade, reports of serious injuries occurring during youth sports have dramatically increased. In addition, various types of joint injuries are also on the rise.
MTSU plays it final road game of the season on Saturday when it travels to winless Southern Mississippi.
This is the last week for me to pick games. I’m 60–16 overall and will root for my Eagles if they win and the survivor of Oakland-Blackman game.
MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.
McAllister’s Deli was packed not only for a good meal, but for a good cause Saturday.
“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.
Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.
Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette
So far, so good for the MTSU men’s basketball team
Attorney Aaron Conklin recently announced that he is seeking the nomination of the Republican Party for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
The MTSU art department through the Todd Art Gallery has collaborated with Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to create a new community art gallery.
Last week, the MTSU football team became bowl eligible for the fourth time in five years with a dominating 48-0 victory over Conference USA rival Florida International, giving the Blue Raiders their sixth win of the season.
Remember the good old days?
A former deputy chief has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County sheriff in the May 2014 primary.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Random thoughts as the 2013-14 college basketball season is off and running:
The Rutherford County Commission agreed Thursday to finance $2.2 million for renovations at Smyrna Primary School.
It has gotten more physical to the point where sometimes I think we are watching hockey or wrestling.
The MTSU men's basketball team defeats Akron 80-73 to extend home regular season winning streak to 31
The MTSU men's basketball team defeats Akron 80-73 to extend home regular season winning streak to 31
Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.
The sheriff and School Resource Officers hope to raise enough funds to take 25 children shopping for Christmas presents through the Shop with the Sheriff event.
Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.
The MTSU volleyball team qualified for its first ever Conference USA tournament with a weekend sweep over Florida International and Florida Atlantic.
Picking football games is fun and sometimes has surprising results.
Attorney Barry Tidwell has announced his primary candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.
A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.
A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.
Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.
Read to Succeed premiered its annual One Book of Rutherford County on Tuesday, announcing its committee has selected “The Last Policeman.”
For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship is down to two – two races, two drivers – but with a one-flavor choice: vanilla.
As the 2012 Murfreesboro Football League season was coming to a close, George Cochran, the Vikings defensive coordinator, felt the team needed some motivation.
The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.
Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.
No one was seriously injured Friday when a car collided with a school bus at about 3:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 41 South at Warmingfield Drive.
There are some season openers that are considered gimmes.
The MTSU football team shuts out Florida International 48-0 during Salute to Veterans Game at Floyd Stadium
Once again, the 800-pound gorilla was too much for the Lady Raiders to overcome.
The Webb School football team made school history Saturday with a dominating 53-0 win over Aaron Academy in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference title game.
Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.
MTSU’s football team will head down the home stretch favored to win its last three games.
The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.
The 2013 regular season is now a thing of the past and what many fans consider to be the best time of the year has finally arrived.
The 2014 MTSU baseball team concluded its fall preseason practice last week with the annual Blue and White World Series at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.
A judge has ruled the multimillion dollar lawsuit involving the owners of Coconut Bay Café and Wilson Bank & Trust will go to trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
MTSU’s basketball team has won 55 games the last two seasons as it enters its first in Conference USA.
It’s hard to believe MTSU coach Rick Insell is entering his ninth season as the women’s basketball coach.
This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.
The TSSAA playoffs are set, and six Rutherford County teams will be competing in the postseason.
MTSU's football team pulled out a victory win at UAB on Saturday as red-shirt freshman Cody Clark kicked a short field goal to win the game.
It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but style points done matter if you win, particularly on the road.
In the late 1980s, it became obvious that Rutherford County needed to consider hiring an athletic director, and we considered it for 25 years.
Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.
Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.
Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson has announced that he will seek the Republican ticket for Rutherford Chancery Court judge next year.
MTSU put itself in a good position going into the final month of the season by upsetting Marshall 51-49 during the Oct. 24 Blackout Game.
Lady Raider sophomore midfielder Kate Loye traveled a long way to play collegiate soccer, but in the two years she has been on campus she has made a huge impact on the squad as they fight for a berth in next week’s Conference USA Tournament.
The Webb School has a chance to make school history Saturday.
Political consultant Phil Griffin has announced he is running in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Rutherford County Commission next year.
More than 120 boys youth soccer teams from around the southeast traveled to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex last weekend for the 2013 Bash in the Boro.
Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Parents have until Thursday to sign up their children for the upcoming Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Youth Basketball League season.
It was big, make no mistake about it. It’s what I’d refer to as a potential season changer. There are game changers, but this just might have been a season changer.
At this time of the year, it’s always a struggle trying to decide what football games I plan to attend.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated the addition of seven new deputies following their graduation from the training academy.
MTSU accounting professor Paula Thomas was among the hundreds of runners who competed in the recent Middle Half, but it was completion of a half-marathon last month in Chicago that gives her the greatest satisfaction.
Half of Murfreesboro was cold on Thursday and the other half was frozen as thousands of fans attended either the Oakland and Blackman game or the MTSU and Marshall contest.
The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.
Logan Kilgore found Tavarres Jefferson for a game-winning 9-yard touchdown in the final three seconds to carry MTSU to a 51-49 victory over Marshall in front of 19,898 for the annual Blackout game at Floyd Stadium on Thursday night.
A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.
Former University of Tennessee Basketball coach Bruce Pearl speaks at MTSU Men's Basketball Tip-Off celebration on Oct. 23
Chancellor Robert Corlew III announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election next year.
The stage is nearly set and the television cameras are almost ready for fans who will fill the seats this week to watch undefeated Oakland host undefeated Blackman as part of MyTV 30 "Thursday Night Lights."
Over a four-year period, the best possible middle school football record, if you played a full schedule and won the championship game, is 36–0.
Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.
As of this writing, many are predicting the American League’s Boston Red Sox will duke it out with the National League’s St. Louis Cardinals for the 2013 Major League Baseball World Series Championship.
Last week’s announcement that Tennessee will play Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 had been 17 years in the making.
Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.
Every few years we get a “perfect” game.
Various sports teams around the nation wore pink this month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.
A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.
The city of Murfreesboro, in cooperation with Old Fort Golf Course, just might have a solution for the game of golf as far as reaching more and more kids, including those from low-income areas.
Concussions have been the subject of intense debate among medical and sports authorities for about a decade.
The Rutherford County Budget Committee approved an agreement Thursday to allow the county to determine the processes needed to continue the use of electronic benefits transfer cards at local farmers market.
This week, I’m going to try and help the image and reputation of many present and future players of every sport, from professional to middle school.
MTSU’s football team is in the midst of a very difficult four-game grind.
If you are looking for a single word that best describes high school football in Tennessee this year, that word just might be “mediocrity."
Omari Boyd, 29, will be representing the United State in the Unified World Championships in Tuscany, Italy, later this month in a tournament as a part of Team USA.
The MTSU football team drops C-USA home opener 24-17 to East Carolina
Deputies at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro are sporting a new appearance.
In the four years since the creation of the Rutherford County Middle School Athletic Association, the Siegel Middle Lady Cavaliers have dominated the volleyball titles.
Another Rutherford County Middle School championship goes to Oakland Middle.
The county government will hold its annual Rutherford’s Got Talent event to benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties later this month in Murfreesboro.
Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.
Another week of District 7-AAA and District 9-A games are on tap as we inch our way closer to the TSSAA state playoffs.
The MTSU women’s soccer had a four-match winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Colorado College on Sunday at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a man and his cousin in Rutherford County for allegedly planning to have his wife shot to death.
With the number of kids coming into his office with problems related to sports, a Rutherford County foot doctor is reminding parents that by taking just a few precautions, ingrown toenails can be avoided.
It seems MTSU sophomore and former Siegel High soccer forward Tori Hawkins is always flying somewhere — either on the pitch, the classroom or up in the sky.
The days of six classes of Division I high school football in Tennessee may be numbered. Now in its fifth year of existence, the current classification plan has survived despite a great deal of criticism.
The executive director of the local Republican Party is scheduled to kick off her primary campaign for a Rutherford County Commission seat Monday at party headquarters in downtown Murfreesboro.
I spent Friday night with a team that has had an unbeaten regular season recently and has been in the playoffs four years in a row.
More than 40 schools participated recently in the 10th annual Reading in Schools Day in Rutherford County.
A veteran sergeant made history Wednesday when she became the first black woman promoted to lieutenant at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Tourism is big business in Rutherford County, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association.
Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? If so, read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
Students traveling to Knoxville for UT football game
We’re halfway home in the 2013 high school football season. Many battle lines have been drawn, and we’re beginning to see who the championship and playoff contenders are going to be this year.
Beginning in October, developers will have to install sprinklers in some new subdivisions with three or more homes in order to meet revised fire code regulations.
To kick off the fall season, the Sam Davis Home and Museum will hold the 27th annual Heritage Days on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mark O’Neal resigned Tuesday, ending 11 years as town manager of Smyrna.
MTSU faces numerous obstacles Friday night when it travels to Provo, Utah, to face BYU.
We’re at the half-way point of the regular season, and it’s time to evaluate the 7AAA football teams. Where are we? Where are we going?
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center will launch a new policy stipulating that inmates may only receive postcards under most circumstances.
The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.
The senior division of the Murfreesboro Football League is made up of four teams in the 12- to 13-year-old division. For one of those teams, the Patriots, one player is unique to others.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about creating and implementing a business plan Tuesday, Sept. 24, during a workshop at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.
The best middle and high school rugby players in Tennessee and Georgia will be competing Saturday in the Stones River 7s tournament at the MTSU Sports Complex.
With just over a year until the general elections, the race to determine who will be the next Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk is starting to heat up with Laura Bohling already facing a challenger.
The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the federally backed Weatherization Assistance Program, officials announced Tuesday.
Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
Rutherford County Election Commission officials will hold an open house next week as part of a monthlong push aimed at increasing voter participation in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.
Four teams were in action Tuesday competing in various divisions in the Murfreesboro Football League.
I had dinner a couple of weeks ago with an extremely wealthy man. From what I observed throughout the rest of that late August evening in East Tennessee, I’m guessing he may very well be the richest man I have ever known.
Rick Wise, the newest member of the Smyrna Town Council, is used to the glare of public service.
Looking inside Diane Turnham’s office on campus, you will find a plethora of MTSU women’s basketball and volleyball memorabilia from her days as coach.
The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.
Former MTSU baseball pitcher Dewon Brazelton set a lot of long-standing records during his time in Murfreesboro, and on Saturday, he will add another accomplishment to his resume with an induction into the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame.
Middle school football is near the halfway point, and as usual, not much has been settled.
Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.
A former captain with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office announced Monday he is running against Sheriff Robert Arnold in the 2014 election.
The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building will serve five years in prison as part of a plea agreement.
What would be your initial reaction if I boasted that years ago I used to hang out with a man who, arguably, was the greatest athlete in the world?
In all the years that I have been writing columns that deal with matters surrounding high school football, the content of these columns has generally been for the fans.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced that the letter of intent application is available for local nonprofit agencies who are interested in the Community Impact Grant program.
With football season in full swing and baseball season headed for the playoffs, a group of dynamic athletes is suiting up to show off their skills at MTSU.
With four months left in the sporting year, it’s premature to be voicing any preferences.
The University of Tennessee recently honored Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell as a certified public administrator.
Some of the top youth soccer players from the Southeast and Midwest converged to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex for the 2013 Tennessee Cup over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Smyrna.
Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.
I believe it was William Shakespeare, or maybe Johnny Football, who asked, “What’s in a name?”
Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport.
The biggest news of night was the injury of Blue Raider senior quarterback Logan Kilgore in the third quarter.
Since the school opened, the Lady Stars have made a little history of their own, and they are looking for more in 2013.
Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Oakland High School in Murfreesboro will officially name its football stadium after former coach Ray Hughes on Friday, Sept. 6, before the game.
Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.
A new era of MTSU football begins Thursday, when the Blue Raiders face Western Carolina University at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in the 2013 season opener and their first game in Conference USA.
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway Saturday, Aug. 31, with the 5- and 6-year-old flag division and the 7- and 8-year-old tackle divisions at the fields near StarPlex.
MTSU’s first home game of the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29, will require traffic and parking changes to accommodate on- and off-campus Blue Raider fans.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.