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.
Ocala Road property north of S.R. 840 would cost over $4 million.
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.
State Sen. Jim Tracy is taking a big step in the Upper Chamber's power hierarchy.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 27 Murfreesboro Police detectives served an arrest warrant on Danny Holmes Jr. for the murder of Cesar Lopez-Flores. A search warrant was also served at Holmes' West Main Street apartment.
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.
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.
An altercation on West Castle Street led to a deadly shooting this afternoon.
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 . . .
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.
An alleged female victim reported she was kidnapped earlier in the night by several suspects in Bedford County, assaulted and directed to take the suspects to the home ofCesar Lopez-Flores, who was shot and killed.
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
Central Magnet School received awards at the South's BEST, or Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, robotics championship held at Auburn University Dec. 3-4. The school received the third-place award for Team Exhibit and Interview, and the third-place award for Most Photogenic Robot.
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.
Newly married, honored by governor, Chelsea Culbreth loves education.
Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.
Food and supplies donated for Gatlinburg fire victims were delivered to Sevier County Wednesday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office employees and the Explorer Post.
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.
One kid per class from kindergarten through fifth grade at McFadden School of Excellence was nominated for recognition of their honor -- November's focus trait.
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.
Former county attorney will also serve two years probation, nine months home confinement
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.
We have much work to do over the next two years, and I am hopeful that under the Trump Administration, the state will have more flexibility to pursue policies that will ensure the prosperity of Tennesseans.
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.
The Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control decertified the Rutherford County jail last week after it failed a follow-up November inspection, a decision that increases the county's liability in cases dealing with the treatment of inmates.
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.
Anyone with information in this case should call Murfreesboro Police immediately at (615) 893-1311. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).
Migdalia Freyre (aka Mig Christian) permanently barred, fined $50,000.
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.
A twice-convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual battery of a high school student he incapacitated four years ago
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.
A former Murfreesboro Police SWAT unit leader received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to child porn charges.
'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.
Police in La Vergne are investigating a shooting that injured one man yesterday and caused an auto accident.
About $134,400 worth of high grade marijuana and eight firearms were confiscated from a La Vergne resident after a search warrant was served last week at his home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics supervisor said Monday.
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.
'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.
It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!
The founder of Operation Adopt a Hero, a nonprofit agency set up to help veterans, is charged with multiple counts of rape in connection with a July incident in which he allegedly gave the victim alcohol and then sexually assaulted her.
"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.
McFadden 4th graders have been studying curriculum for a hands-on, real world simulation through Junior Achievement's BizTown.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, Lancaster Christian Academy hosted its annual Science Fair and Chili Cook-Off.
Michael Brown Sr. will deliver an address titled "Chosen for Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Attorney Albert Bender, a Cherokee activist from Antioch, Tennessee, will talk about what he has witnessed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room N119 of the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building.
"Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work." Michael Novak, philosopher
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.
Thursday, Oct. 27 Alexandro Antoine, 24, of Greenland Drive was charged with two counts each of aggravated robbery and theft under $500
Part two of a two part series.
Work skills training includes grammar, being on time, no cell phones.
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.
A former Subway employee is accused of breaking into four of the Rutherford County restaurants as well as Go USA Fun Park this month.
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.
University board of trustees appointee Darrell Freeman tells students to think big.
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.
A wanted convicted felon faces attempted murder charges of two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies after he allegedly fired several rounds at them before they arrested him Tuesday afternoon, said Chief Deputy Randy Garrett.
A year after her husband was gunned down at Mona Boat Ramp, Janet Hawkins holds out hope investigators will find his killer.
She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.
Rutherford County Schools suspended an elementary teacher at Eagleville School for allegedly stealing prescription medicine from the nurse's office, the school system reported.
"What are you afraid of?" asks Democratic Party chairwoman.
A judge refused to suppress a murder defendant's statement to TBI agents that he killed an elderly woman in 2015 when he "just snapped" and choked her to death before dumping her naked body in Bedford County.
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.
But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.
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.
"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States
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.
The 9th Annual Foundation & Fashions will return Thursday, October 13 to Stones River Country Club.
"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
U.S. attorneys want indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold's bond revoked and for him to be detained before a scheduled Feb. 7, 2017, trial for an alleged domestic incident involving his wife.
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.
A juvenile was arrested on aggravated assault, false report and reckless endangerment charges in connection with last week's wreck and shooting in La Vergne.
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.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is awarding 291 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.
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.
Murfreesboro's own Discovery Center recently got a financial boost with a little help from public power.
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.
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.
Renewed push for vouchers, 'social and emotional education' discussed.
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.
With pro-voucher groups touting legislative victories for school-choice supporters, Tennessee education leaders are gearing up to oppose another run at a bill allowing use of public money for students to attend private schools.
Courthouse AC, new road workers, solid waste consultants get nods.
Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Jefferson Pike Market clerk about 8:20 p.m. Monday night on Jefferson Pike.
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.
Ciara Taylor wants to assist doctors and nurses by working in a laboratory, providing diagnostic test results in her future career contribution to patient care.
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.
Appointed board member Jordan selected by the voters this time.
Weeks of a grueling campaign behind her,Weeks of a grueling campaign behind her, Lisa Eischeid turns emotional - tears welling in her eyes - as she speaks about the impact her late father had on her quest to win a new General Sessions judgeship. turns emotional - tears welling in her eyes - as she speaks about the impact her late father had on her quest to win a new General Sessions judgeship.
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.
Veteran Murfreesboro attorney Lisa Eischeid captured a new General Sessions IV judgeship, topping Ben Bennett by only 325 votes in a nine-person race for the seat.
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.
Anyone who thought contested Republican primaries and an open judge seat would generate great voter interest could be disappointed by early-voting turnout.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is proud to announce the appointment of key individuals in leadership positions for the upcoming school year.
With voting set for Thursday, candidates for General Sessions Judge Part IV took a final shot at publicly touting their credentials Monday.
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.
Mildred Parker says she hasn't stopped crying since her daughter, Jessica Miranda Campos, was killed in a high-speed pursuit June 24.
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.
More than half will pay extra costs for Smyrna's Rocky Fork Middle.
Rutherford County's Republican Party is inserting itself into the General Sessions Judge IV race in an effort to elect a "conservative," even though the election is a nonpartisan affair.
Video from a Rutherford County Sheriff's officer's vehicle shows a black Escalade allegedly stolen by Gareion Simmons speeding in the wrong lane on I-24 and nearly hitting two officers in the median before crashing into two vehicles and killing a young woman on South Church Street.
Information contained on the cellphones of murder defendant Brandon Bowling and victim Heather Nicole Maples is being placed under seal until the evidence is introduced at trial.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.
Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Erran Persley says he has a "passion for politics as a positive vehicle for change."
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.
Four Republicans and one Democrat are running for the 34th District House seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Rick Womick of Rockvale.
As early voting approaches July 15-30 and Election Day on Aug. 4 in the state primary, the candidates answered these questions from The Post.
Republican congressional candidate Joe Carr of Rutherford County is questioning a July fundraiser planned for his primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, by Gov. Bill Haslam at the governor's mansion in Nashville.
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.
Early voting starts July 15 for the Rutherford County general election, in which voters will cast ballots on a General Sessions Judge Part IV post designed to alleviate a crowded court docket and expedite justice.
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.
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.
Megan Elise Tudor, a homeschool graduate from Murfreesboro, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University's most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.
A car chase across county lines June 24 resulted in one fatality and multiple injuries in Murfreesboro, including injuries sustained by a young child.
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.
Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.
Policies passed include allowing religion in curriculum.
Conservative leader and Murfreesboro resident Tim Rudd has announced his candidacy for 34th District state representative. Rudd seeks to replace Rep. Rick Womick, who previously stated that he is not seeking re-election.
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.
Becky Goff, a teacher for more than 20 years, has announced she is a candidate for State House District 37.
An arrest warrant has been issued by the Rutherford County Grand Jury for Quantavios Dance for giving false information to law enforcement (TCA 39-16-501).
NDC hosts seventh annual ballroom championships at Embassy Suites.
Year's first Friday Night Live brings jazz to dance to or simply relax you.
Mostly, the Murfreesboro City Council decided to wait to decide what to do Thursday night. First, it decided to postpone discussing a proposed 2.5 percent increase in the city's hotel/motel room tax, at least until August - which means the tax increase will not be part of the 2016-17 budget unless it's added back in later.
Five Rutherford County students were among the approximately 250 graduates who received degrees Saturday, May 14, at Freed-Hardeman University.
The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Spring 2016 Chancellor's Honor Roll
Fifth annual drive benefits Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.
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
Murfreesboro residents are trying to come to grips with the stabbing death of former City Councilwoman Mary Huhta and the arrest of her husband, Jim, who is charged with killing her in an apparent moment of despair at their Florida condominium.
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.
At least three of 10 elementary-age children arrested last month, including some handcuffed at Hobgood Elementary School, are connected to a separate case in which four boys, ages 10-11, are charged with raping a girl, according to a source The Post has chosen not to name.
Rutherford County health officials have reported the first case of Zika in our county. This is the third confirmed cases in Tennessee.
Seven high school seniors each received $1,000 scholarships from the Rutherford County Sheriff's School Resource Officers.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is releasing polling numbers showing he has a commanding lead over Republican Grant Starrett, while the challenger has his own poll showing it's too close to call.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Grant Starrett are trading barbs as the 4th Congressional District Republican primary approaches, the challenger questioning the incumbent's pro-life stance and the congressman labeling his opponent an out-of-touch rich kid.
With Campbell abstaining, vote is 5-0 to send request to city council.
$529 mil county budget for new fiscal year has back-up funds.
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.
A Smyrna woman faces indictment on a misdemeanor truancy charge for keeping her autistic son out of school after she disagreed with Rutherford County Schools' plan to protect him from injury.
The Criminal Investigation Division is seeking information regarding the identity of this individual.
The countdown is on for Middle Tennessee's largest online giving day, The Big Payback.
Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Candace McQueen made the decision to cancel the remaining tests on Wednesday, April 27, and also said the state will be immediately terminating the contract with Measurement Incorporated, the vendor who won a $108 million contract to provide testing services.
Planning Commission recommends approval of facility on existing campus.
GPS devices will be required on all buses serving the county school system, the Rutherford County School Board decided in a unanimous vote at its regular meeting Thursday night.
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.
City school board takes a look at spending needs for upcoming year.
State could help provide it with Gov. Haslam's expanded funding plan.
A student at LaVergne Middle School is accused of making electronic threats toward another student.
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.
Burglars accused of stealing about $150,000 worth of stolen property face burglary charges in four counties, a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detective said Thursday.
Widow Janet Hawkins seeks justice for her husband, Gregg, who was killed Oct. 16 while fishing with his daughter at Mona Boat Ramp.
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.
To its relief, board learns they won't be ready in time.
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.
To help kick-start the upcoming MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend, the colleges of Liberal Arts and Basic and Applied Sciences are inviting people to attend classes, labs and lectures at no cost.
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.
The Republican Party of Rutherford County is proud to announce Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who represents the 4th Congressional District, will be the featured speaker Tuesday, April 5, at its GOP Luncheon.
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.
Unfairness, lack of validity, pressure on kids and teachers all cited.
County to need about 60 new teachers for about 1,300 new students.
The Boro Art Crawl is developing into an opportunity to view the work of established and emerging artists from Rutherford and surrounding counties.
Inaugural Capstone Gallery Walk showcases research projects of graduating seniors.
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.
Police are investigating a homicide early Friday morning at The Vie apartments on Wenlon Drive.
A Murfreesboro Police detective testified Tuesday a murder defendant didn't kill his victim in self-defense during a February drug deal.
State Farm presented a check for $20,000 to Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee during last week's "JA in a Day" event at Mitchell Neilson Elementary.
A teenager expelled from Riverdale High School for having a gun on campus has been charged in connection with a Monday shooting stemming from an argument with a student, according to reports.
Funding approval faces two more steps as enrollment skyrockets
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.
TBI continues routine investigation; officer remains on leave
'I think the Walter Hill area has had enough,' Pearcy said.
Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the costs of their certification.
Policy gets first nod to set uniform rates for use of facilities
'It's nearly that time when legislature suspends rules'
According to a press release from the Murfreesboro Police Department, officers were called to Regal Inn on South Church Street at 7:11 p.m. regarding a domestic violence situation, where they found a man threatening the three children in his car with a firearm.
Deputies foiled an attempted escape plot by two inmates early Sunday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Police are looking for a man who robbed SunTrust Bank on Greenland Drive this afternoon.
Criminal simulation and conspiracy charges against seven Cuban nationals accused of running a credit-card fraud ring were bound over to the grand jury Monday.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office arrested a 17 year old juvenile Saturday in connection with five set fires in Murfreesboro during the month of February.
Jury deliberates today.
Opponents of a limited voucher bill designed to send poorer students to private schools using public funds are glad the measure could be dead for the year.
Charles Warner was found guilty today of killing Emad Al Azraki by slashing his throat and dumping his body in Lytle Creek in May 2014.
Prosecutors began setting the scene of a murder Monday as the trial opened for Charles Warner, who is charged with killing Emad Al Azraki and dumping his body in Lytle Creek in early May 2014.
Dual enrollment and new JROTC building 'among better means for improvement.'
Generally approve of state leaders; disapprove of president, U.S. Congress.
State voters also want gun laws left alone, oppose a gas tax increase.
A former Rutherford County elections administrator fired a year and a half ago for "frequent and blatant" abuse of the county's work-hours policy won't be allowed to work at the polls either.
Rutherford County officials are pursuing legislation allowing the establishment of voter convenience centers designed to make casting ballots easier, though the plan comes with initial costs and would eliminate nearly 20 precincts.
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.
Convicted murderer Jewell Moses Bess's prison sentence for killing his wife in 1986 will run consecutively to a sentence he completed in 2013 for raping his daughter, a Circuit Court judge ruled.
Murfreesboro Police, TBI and DEA arrest 2 Colorado women.
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.
Deputies located two suspects who went on a crime spree by stealing two vehicles, leading a sergeant on a pursuit and burning a truck Thursday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies said.
The police have a lead on last weekend's theft at the Salvation Army storage unit in La Vernge.
A victim reported someone used her debit card number to make purchases.
Thieves stole an estimated $10,000 in merchandise from the Salvation Army's warehouse in La Vergne, where it was stored after the agency's building sustained storm damage last summer, the agency reported.
A suspect wanted in a Saturday night drug-deal shooting at a Rutherford County Sheriff deputy's Smyrna home was found dead Sunday in a Nashville driveway, police reported.
'You don't legislate out of fear,' Rep. Clemmons tells RCDP.
The Rutherford County Young Democrats hosted their holiday party earlier this month at Cultivate Coworking in Murfreesboro.
More than 100 local Republicans celebrated the grand reopening of the Republican Party of Rutherford County's headquarters.
$300 mil building plan also approved for submission to county commission.
Law enforcement officials closed a case of alleged sexual assault after failing to find evidence supporting the purported victim's story, according to Murfreesboro Police.
Callers representing themselves as Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are threatening residents by telling them they must pay for missing jury duty or civil warrants, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
A woman who attempted to perform an abortion with a coat hanger six months into her pregnancy has been indicted on a first-degree attempted murder charge, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Flipped truck on I-24 produces gridlock in the 'Boro.
Long-time convict Darrell Wayne Lambert pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated robbery of Lascassas Drug Store and was sentenced to 15 years at 85 percent.
Three men, one of whom was shot, are being charged with trying to rob two men who drove here from Alabama for a stereo sales transaction, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Wearing T-shirts saying "Justice for Gregg," the family of slain fisherman Gregg Hawkins offered a $40,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest of his killer.
With an arrest "imminent" in the disappearance of teenager China Videon 16 years ago, friends and family lit candles to mark her birthday.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Murfreesboro Police sergeant Monday and charged him in connection with an ongoing child pornography investigation.
Murfreesboro Police arrested three people and seized a large cache of drugs Monday at Bradyville Pike.
'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.
A Murfreesboro resident is mourning the loss of her dog, who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant with a bow and arrow.
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.
Police are investigating a shooting just before noon today in the middle of town that hospitalized one person.
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.
Prescriptions for medical marijuana and about 2-1/2 pounds of marijuana and hash were recovered during a traffic stop last week on Interstate 24, said a Rutherford County Sheriff's Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit supervisor.
Rutherford County Schools did well on their state report card, according to Director of Schools Don Odom.
Two cousins convicted in a murder-for-hire plot were sentenced to 15 years each in prison.
United Way seeking volunteers for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
A Smyrna man is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor involving a girl who committed suicide in early September, according to La Vergne Police.
Burglars broke into two business and several homes during the past week.
A few years ago a mother brought her twelve-year-old to see me after school. "Tom" was complaining of persistent pain in his mid to lower back.
Just two years after opening a new classroom building, Motlow State Community College's Smyrna site already needs more space to meet student growth, largely driven by Tennessee Promise, the college's president says.
Tyler Hubbard has been charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, following an investigation into the death of 14-year old Sherokee Harriman.
A fisherman was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A fisherman who might have interrupted a crime was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Freda Fowler's quiet life on North Maney Avenue turned into a nightmare Tuesday when men invaded her home, held her head under pillow and demanded drugs before robbing her.
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.
A man charged with killing a former friend netted a 20-year sentence on murder and aggravated assault convictions in Circuit Court, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Indictments were filed against a former Siegel Middle School volleyball coach after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 16-year-old student at another school, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Monday.
The Rutherford County Democratic Women will hold their Champion Chili Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17.
A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Thursday.
Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he's determined to leave the state's transportation fund and Tennessee's roads and bridges in better shape than he found them.
No one suffered injuries when a man allegedly fired three rounds into a group of adults and children Tuesday outside a Keystone Drive home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party hosted their biggest fundraiser of the year last week. Former State Rep. Mary Ann Eckles opened her Murfreesboro home for the event, where honored guests State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, State Rep. Mike Stewart and State Rep. Darren Jernigan spoke to the crowd.
Board hears about help programs, capital improvement plan.
Three suspects were charged with making methamphetamine while Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies were searching for burglary suspect earlier this month, a deputy said.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue has shut down the Bojangles on Memorial Boulevard for failing to pay taxes.
Dr. Linda Gilbert says parents, church taught her to care.
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.
Police are investigating two robberies that took place Thursday within two hours of each other on different sections of Rutherford Boulevard.
REA to give input yearly on salaries, benefits, calendar.
Pharmacist Chad Mills of Mills Family Pharmacy was recently recognized for his work with Middle Tennessee pharmaceutical students.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Murfreesboro man in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation.
Income growth trend saves average home about $252 a year.
Crissy Haslam kicked off United Way's After School Network Summit and Teacher Resource Fair.
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.
No one suffered injuries when two suspects allegedly fired a pellet rifle near spectators watching a girls' soccer game Thursday evening outside a Riverdale High School, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
One of several suspects wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for $2 million in fraudulent purchases was apprehended Monday on Interstate 24 by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit, a supervisor said.
He is accused of entering a faculty member's office about 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at Tennessee College of Applied Technology and removing a wallet from a purse.
A man killed during a July 22 confrontation at Kings Crossing apartments was unarmed and did nothing to justify being shot three times, his ex-girlfriend testified Monday.
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 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Murfreesboro man in an undercover investigation for allegedly trying to find a teenage girl via the Internet for sexual purposes.
New building at John Colemon, addition at Roy Waldro.
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 Circuit Court jury found two men guilty today in a murder-for-hire plot involving one of the men's wife, who was supposed to be killed just days after he took out a $6 million life insurance policy on her.
The suspect in these photos is believed to be responsible for several burglaries to autos and vending machines.
An eastern Rutherford County woman is facing a misdemeanor in an unusual neighborly feud.
Schools within the city of Murfreesboro rank among the best in the nation as recently published in the education research website www.Niche.com.
The results have been released from the 2014-15 school year's TCAP testing, and generally, Rutherford County Schools compare favorably with the three largest nearby counties - Davidson, Williamson and Wilson.
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.
The investigation is underway in a double vehicle fire that occurred at Summit Townhomes apartment complex last week.
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.
Kindly old Dr. Marcus Welby doesn't exist in the medical profession anymore, if he ever did.
MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold came to a public safety/budget committee meeting with the ink barely dry on next year's spending plan then dodged reporters on the way out the Courthouse door Monday night.
Murfreesboro - Fielding strong candidates to participate at all levels of local and state government is a top priority for the newly elected leadership team of the Rutherford County Democratic Party, said the local party's new chair, Bill Campbell.
Rutherford County's sole Democratic elected office holder switched to the Republican Party today, with officials saying he is "coming home."
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.
Choices are abound when it comes to choosing a Murfreesboro private school.
MURFREESBORO - Vice unit detectives working with TBI and Franklin Police served search warrants at two businesses and an apartment in connection with pending prostitution charges, police reported.
NASHVILLE - A Senate committee killed Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion plan Wednesday without giving it a chance to reach either the House or Senate chamber for full consideration.
NASHVILLE - Rutherford County legislators are giving Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal a cool, if not icy, reception as a special session on the Medicaid expansion plan begins.
Trying to break ties with federal education rules, state Sen. Bill Ketron is seeking passage of a resolution designed to end what he calls overreach by the U.S. Department of Education.
Violent crimes dropped 5.4 percent last year in Rutherford County, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Colonel Eddie Farmer was arrested in Robertson County this past February. In 2014, the Robertson County Sheriff's Office and Jail said Farmer was booked because he had a Capias filed in Circuit Court.
State Rep. Mike Sparks says he is preparing to sponsor legislation that would require companies receiving tax breaks and other government backing to make a certain percentage of their workforce full-time employees.
Tennessee lawmakers might consider raising more revenue this session through alternative taxes on electric and natural-gas powered vehicles, in addition to the traditional gas tax, state Sen. Jim Tracy said.
Murfreesboro Police officers responded to 2913 Meadowhill Dr. around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a grenade found near a creek in the area.
SMYRNA - With the Nissan as a backdrop, the highest-producing plant in North America, government officials and business leaders dug into a partnership Monday that combines Tennessee's educational resources with one of the world's largest auto manufacturers for a $35 million training center.
A man charged with first-degree murder in a June 2013 shooting death in La Vergne pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday in Circuit Court.
Shooting victim Wendy Whittemore wept on the stand Tuesday (Nov. 25) as she described how Justin Odom, someone she raised like a son, shot her daughter's boyfriend in the head, then turned the gun on her in an August incident fueled by methamphetamine in eastern Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro insurance executive Ed Netherland, a 1972 graduate of old Central High School, was killed this week by a blow to the head at his St. John rental home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the police confirmed Thursday.
A man who plead guilty to second degree murder and attempted first degree murder before Judge David Bragg in Rutherford County wants to be heard again.
A man indicted for first-degree murder in a fight over drugs pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday in Circuit Court.
Winning a City Council seat for the second time, Bill Shacklett rolled past two contenders Tuesday to claim a vacant post on the seven-member body.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger Lenda Sherrell are duking it out in an old-fashioned media slugfest during the final days of the 4th Congressional District race.
An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
Deputies identified and arrested a suspect in an armed robbery who was booked in jail less than two hours after the hold-up occurred Saturday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.
Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine's Editors' Picks for the 2015 South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list.
Early voting opens Wednesday and continues through Oct. 30 for Rutherford County voters participating in the Nov. 4 state, federal and municipal elections.
The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal from the man convicted of kidnapping, beating and robbing an elderly Eagleville couple just after Christmas in 2009.
The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal by the woman convicted in the stabbing death of an MTSU Lady Raiders basketball player, but her attorney plans to keep trying to push the case to the nation’s highest court.
A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has revealed a former bookkeeper at Rutherford County’s Holloway Night School stole at least $15,875. Comptroller investigators worked in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on this case.
Campaign sign theft charges against Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan have been dismissed, according to General Sessions Court information.
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.
Murfreesboro Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly harassed a woman Sunday in the Stones River Mall parking lot.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County.
A woman charged with first-degree murder in the 1979 shooting death of her roommate has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in Circuit Court.
Reforming health care in America has been the top concern for the past several years, which included making it available to the underserved and uninsured Americans.
Circuit Court Judge David Bragg appointed a local attorney to represent one of the defendants in the Walmart double-murder case today after the public defender’s office bowed out of the matter.
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 Rd in Smyrna at approximately 7 Thursday morning.
Gov. Bill Haslam made a quick stop in Murfreesboro Tuesday, running by Maple Street Grill on the Public Square for lunch and a handshaking session with local officials, political candidates and Republican supporters.
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.
MTSU junior Clinton Knox III more or less stumbled upon an idea that has taken off the past couple of years. While dining at a local restaurant , Knox and friends keenly observed how others their age interacted with themselves and employees of the restaurant, and it was quite disturbing.
On July 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unidentified male unlawfully entered a woman’s vehicle that was parked in the Kroger parking lot on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
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.
MTSU’s Confucius program is building educational relationships to internationalize the university at a minimal cost locally and without giving up control over academics, according to officials.
The MTSU Department of Art is pleased to present, “Passport to Happiness,” July 22–August 15, 2014 with an opening reception Monday, July 21, 2014, 5–7 p.m. Experience multimedia artworks and artifacts created in Denmark, Norway, and America that focus on the theme of happiness and showcase why Scandinavians are the happiest people in the world.
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.
A 29-year old man from Indianapolis is facing criminal charges in Murfreesboro. The suspect, Stephen Michael Schott, allegedly had a sexual encounter with a juvenile and another male of an unknown age while visiting Rutherford County.
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.
Six outstanding journalists comprising the 2014 second class will be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame (TJHOF) located at Middle Tennessee State University’s Mass Communication department August 12, 2014. Induction ceremonies will take place during the 60th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters at Murfreesboro’s Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
A poll conducted by a group favoring Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ re-election shows he is leading state Sen. Jim Tracy by 2-to-1 in advance of the Aug. 7 Republican primary, according to a press release.
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.
The Rutherford County Recreation Department crowned its youth baseball and softball champions this past weekend at the various sites around the area.
Macon Music Education announces Dena Oneal as the Director for 2014-15. She has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee and a master of Education degree from MTSU.
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.
Could you stand for your teenagers to spend two additional years in high school, or would you want them out of the house as soon as possible?
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 Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.
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.
One of the more edifying aspects of studying American History is stumbling up on information you had no earthly idea even existed. It can be an academically humbling—though beneficial—experience because it forces you to admit just “how little” you know about the subject at hand.
Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives received advanced training after completing a 10-week training at the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville. Detectives Steve Brown and Richard Brinkley were two of 24 students nationwide who learned overall proper crime scene management.
On May 13, 2014 several vehicles were burglarized in the area of 225 John R. Rice Boulevard. Shortly after the burglaries, two (2) suspects used at least one of the credit cards stolen from the vehicles to make fraudulent purchases at Walmart on Old Fort Parkway.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has partnered with Operation Stand Down Nashville and drawn on its Volunteer Lawyer Program to ensure at-risk veterans are receiving the resources they need.
Fourth Congressional District candidate Steve Lane is on a mission to save his children and grandchildren from the ever-rising burden of national debt. He takes the same outlook on the nation’s future as he did on overcoming a felony conviction more than a decade ago when he was accused of defrauding a home construction company in Crossville.
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.
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.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we will be reflecting on past wars and honoring our veterans. We should all be proud to be living in Tennessee, the Volunteer State. During World War II, 315,501 residents of Tennessee served their country and 5,731 lost their lives.
Small business owners are invited to learn what options are available for themselves, their families and their businesses under the Affordable Health Care Act at seminar in Columbia on May 20.
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 Clydeway Drive man reported to Murfreesboro Police someone robbed him of more than $2,200 and other items just after 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.
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”.
ongressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) today announced that he will be hosting a reception to recognize the students participating in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.
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.
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.
More than 750 schoolchildren enjoyed the wow factor Tuesday, April 15, and could’ve cared less that it was tax day for their mom’s and dad’s. They were enjoying a field trip to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center for the first of what organizers anticipate will be many Agricultural Education Spring Flings.
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.
Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan fell victim to politics amid allegations he stole his opponent’s campaign signs, according to attorney Greg Tucker.
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.
Nancy Reagan once described Alzheimer's disease as "a truly long, long goodbye." Her words remained with me as I watched my mother, Patsy J. Nichols, struggle with Alzheimer's from her diagnosis in 1999 until her death in 2013.
Murfreesboro resident Phil King is has formally announced he is seeking a seat on the Murfreesboro City School Board. King believes that a strong elementary education program sets the foundation for student learning that will last a life time.
Case will cost taxpayers more than $30,000
Officials with Rutherford County Schools were saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Rutherford County Board of Education member Helen Blankenship.
Two tractor-trailer drivers escaped serious injury when rocks crashed through the windshields of their trucks about 1 a.m. Feb. 18 on Interstate 24 near the Ridley Earp overpass, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Here is a quick list of the current candidates running for office in the upcoming elections.
Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais accused his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of trying to buy the 4th District congressional seat to “further his own political career” and even compared him to President Barack Obama.
The following organizations offer Murfreesboro residents the opportunity to give back to their community.
Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.
When my fellow professors and I talk to journalism students about job opportunities, we often mention the chance to travel to exotic lands and to experience first-hand events that readers and viewers are only going to see and read about.
How do pedophiles find their way into the teaching profession?
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.
Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.
An unidentified suspect allegedly snatched a purse from a woman Monday as she was walking in the parking lot of Raider’s Ridge Apartments -- all while a group of men stood by and watched the incident unfold.
Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.
Officials from the campaign of Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy raised more than $150,000 during the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total amount of contributions to more than $1 million since he announced his intention to run for Congress.
Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.
There are 43.5 million people caring for those 50 years old and older, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. Because of the demands placed on caregivers, they can feel alone and depressed.
Right off, allow me to declare I am not a Civil War historian or expert by any stretch of the imagination.
Congenital heart defects in children may be associated with a mother's exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy.
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam has created a task force to study the Basic Education Program, which is the funding formula for elementary, middle and high schools.
Police have released the names of two men who were killed Wednesday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.
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.
With all of the news about the National Security Agency tracking our cell phones and emails, it is easy to forget that it is not just the federal government that is collecting information about us.
The rationalizations of Richard Sherman’s behavior by some members of the chattering class are rather interesting.
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.
A longtime law enforcement officer has been selected as the new assistant chief of the La Vergne Police Department, officials announced Tuesday.
Nearly $500 worth of tools and lawn equipment was reportedly stolen early Monday from a shed behind a Sherrill Boulevard residence in the Meadow Green subdivision.
Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.
Men found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot
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.
President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech
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.
Tennessee Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program as a practice committed to delivering the highest quality in cancer care, company officials announced Tuesday.
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
Rick LaLance announced Thursday he has decided to run for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company
Bariatric surgery has surprised patients and doctors alike because for many obese patients with diabetes, the procedure has markedly reduced symptoms almost immediately after the surgery.
After listening to Middle Tennessee State University student Verinique Bailey, of La Vergne, share the story of why and how she started the “I Am Me” organization on campus, even I was ready to join.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Outside the cave an icy wind howled and snow and sleet swirled, but inside it was nice and toasty as Org hunkered by his campfire roasting a mammoth haunch and watching the sports channel.
Unless you’re wandering around lost in the parking lot, you should be familiar with, at least, the rudiments of the scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The so-called “guns in trunks” or “guns in parking lots” law that was passed in 2013 by the Tennessee General Assembly took effect last summer, but much uncertainty remains about how it will affect employees.
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.
The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.
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.
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 overall crime rate in Murfreesboro continued to improve in 2013, falling by a solid 2 percent due to a reduction in violent offenses, according to new data released by city officials.
Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?
Starting Tuesday, April 1, Tennessee newspapers that print public notices will also post them on the newspaper’s local website and upload them to a statewide website, www.tnpublicnotice.com, operated by the Tennessee Press Association.
Every year around this time, there will be a slew of articles in various publications knowingly attempting to debunk the myth that cold weather is responsible for the increase in colds and flu.
Dr. Marcus A. Owen has joined the rheumatology department at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, company officials announced Tuesday.
Bob Gerard has been named the new Rutherford County executive for the Tennessee affiliate of Fifth Third Bank, company officials announced Friday.
The lush island nation often called “the crossroads of the Pacific” is the destination for a new faculty-led Middle Tennessee State University study abroad excursion.
Central Magnet School will play host to the third annual Super Trivia Bowl and auction on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer training on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for residents interested in helping with literacy programs and special events throughout the coming months.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
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.
Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine the identity of the male suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left two men injured Saturday at University Ridge Apartments.
The Murfreesboro City Council recently adopted a new building and fire codes to insure the continued health and safety of residents.
Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign
As a health care provider, I must provide personalized care to every one of my patients.
Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a Florida woman was raped while attending a New Year’s Eve party in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.
Ambulance paramedic Roger Lovvorn loves night duty, as he helps keep the Volunteer State tradition alive and well.
Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.
A year from now, Middle Tennessee State University will enter its next era in the world of science, all because of a new building.
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.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.
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.
An early morning fire displaced three residents Saturday from their apartment in Northfield Commons, located at 2325 Willowbrook Drive.
The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association is hosting a pre-retirment seminar for educators on Thursday, Jan. 23, at North Boulevard Church of Christ.
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.
Collier Smith announced Tuesday that she is seeking to retain her seat on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education in the April elections.
Small-business owner Doug Young announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Murfreesboro City Council.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a recent string of car burglaries in the Spring Lake subdivision, located off Florence Road near the Blackman community.
The world’s oldest profession just might be in for some new legal wrangling.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, as well as the Tennessee State Museum, will be in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 24, to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.
With spring semester classes ready to begin Thursday, Jan. 16, the opening of the Student Services and Admissions Building in March is going to be a welcome addition to the MTSU campus, officials said.
A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.
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.
JoJo’s goal was pretty simple: He just wanted to be able to read simple books.
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.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington has officially announced plans to seek the city’s highest elected 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.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
A middle age man came to see me using a cane to walk. I didn’t have to ask if he had a spinal problem; he was leaning 20 degrees to the left and a little forward when he walked in the door.
As I followed the recent “Duck Dynasty” uproar, it occurred to me how simple it would be to duck it – and other similar squabbles: If you don’t like something or someone on television, turn the channel.
Daily campus tours led by the Middle Tennessee State University Office of Admissions are about to resume for the spring semester.
Local businessman Rusty Dallas has announced his candidacy in the Republican Party primary for Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office.
During the fourth quarter of 2013, state Rep. Joe Carr raised more than $250,000 in campaign contributions for his primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.
With the beginning of the new year, it is time for all those new year's resolutions, those promises we are going to make to try to make our lives better.
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
The arctic-like temperatures of the last week have caused a huge jump in water consumption in La Vergne, putting an enormous demand on reserve supplies, officials said Thursday.
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.
A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of selling marijuana out of his Palmer Drive house.
Attorney Chuck Ward announced Tuesday he has decided to run for the Republican Party nomination in the district attorney race.
A Murfreesboro City Schools teacher has been recognized for her work with the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year award, officials recently announced.
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.
A glimmer of hope appeared Tuesday for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate.
The Support and Training for Exceptional Parents organization is holding a free workshop in Spanish for parents of special needs students Monday, Jan. 14, at Mitchell-Neilson School.
Two juvenile girls have been arrested in connection with several fires that were allegedly set on purpose in the area of Agri Park Drive on Christmas Day.
All Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the extremely cold weather that has swept across Tennessee.
The American Red Cross is offering help to people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country and offering tips on how to stay safe during this dangerous weather.
The marketing director for the Demos Family Restaurants has been named the new campaign manager for Murfreesboro mayoral candidate Shane McFarland.
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.
Making a plan, winterizing your home and stocking up on supplies are all essential steps to prepare for winter emergencies.
Assuming no weather delays, here are the District 7-AAA high school basketball games you simply cannot afford to miss in January.
People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.
Like the age-old question about which came first, the chicken or the egg, questions abound for researchers about whether chronic pain affects the brain or brain changes affect chronic pain.
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.
A few years ago, I published the amazing story of one of my patients. His story is so inspiring that I am sharing it again.
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
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.
One of the catchphrases we hear a lot these days is something called “cultural imperialism.”
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.
Last week, we looked at pre-2014 girls basketball in 7-AAA. This week, let’s look at the boys.
Is money getting a little tight around your house? Looking for ways to reduce spending? Here are a few healthy ideas that might fit your needs.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.
In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, Tennessee responded to 932 disasters in the region in 2013.
An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a Murfreesboro deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.
The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations recently recognized Centerstone for its mental health services and community outreach efforts during its annual awards ceremony in Murfreesboro.
It is a Christmas wish that hundreds of children get every year, but for thousands more in the foster care system, especially those who are older, the wait for a forever family continues.
The Middle Tennessee State University College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the Top 20 programs in the U.S.
Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
A woman is facing two counts of theft charges after she allegedly participated in a gift card scheme to defraud Wal-Mart.
Tennessee has been named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates
Christa Campbell has been named assistant principal at Cason Lane Academy, Director of Schools Linda Gilbert and Principal Lee Wilkerson announced the appointment last week.
All sorts of FAFSA-related questions can be answered Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at MTSU.
Most of us are painfully aware that most of these resolutions tend to fall by the wayside within a very short time.
Officer Ricky Haley from the Murfreesboro Police Department was recently honored with an Officer of the Year award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
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.
The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader who is on probation for allegedly fondling a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after failing a drug test.
Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.
High school-aged teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.
Longtime real estate agent John Jones recently signed on as the campaign manager for attorney Howard Wilson.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.
Officials with Rutherford County Schools have been alerted to a potentially dangerous cyberbullying trend in light of some Instagram photos and comments.
Trading constitutionally backed freedoms for security is a dangerous path.
Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is alerting more than 18,000 Tennesseans currently receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that those payments will soon end.
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.
Officials announced Tuesday a teacher from Cason Lane Academy has been picked to serve as assistant principal at Scales Elementary School.
The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.
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.
Thirty-six percent of consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet 1 in 5 reportedly rarely or never use one, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey.
Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers
Launching careers and juggling new responsibilities will be a wonderful challenge, Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed told new Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, but carving out time for community service is critical too.
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.
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
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.
The closest thing to a sure bet in Rutherford County is that you don’t have to go far to find a Civil War history buff.
Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.
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.
Possibly, the biggest gathering of celebrities, heads of state, and religious leaders the world has ever seen took place on Tuesday in a near-100,000 capacity football stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act marketplace is now open and many people have questions about how this new law will affect them.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Thursday the first generic versions of Cymbalta, a prescription medicine used to treat depression and other conditions.
They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.
A local business owner who is actively involved in the Republican Party has announced he is running for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
Like many readers, you may be feeling the stress of Christmas season by now.
The 11 Rutherford County middle schools are in the middle of another competitive basketball season.
An apartment fire that displaced a family Wednesday night was likely caused by an electrical problem, according to city officials.
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has signed an agreement with North China University of Technology to allow exchange students.
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.
A Middle Tennessee State University nursing professor was recently honored as the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Education Award.
The assistant principal of Scales Elementary School has been tapped to serve as the new principal.
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.
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.
During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.
Why not join the MTSU community in Hale Arena at the Murphy Center on the campus for the fall 2013 commencement ceremonies?
As I write today's column I am preparing for my wife's outpatient orthopedic surgery.
This is the time of year that blood demand goes up, yet donations go down, according to officials with the American Red Cross.
Police are still trying to figure out why a group of unknown suspects would break into a Vaughn Street home just to smoke marijuana and dye their hair.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.
To the great surprise of no one in an age ruled by cynicism and irony, a poll conducted for the Associated Press by the firm General Social Survey finds that only one-third of Americans believe that most people are worthy of their trust.
To hear kids today tell it, programs such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have broken all kinds of new ground and brought viewers a brave, new world of televised political satire.
Police are still trying to determine the identity of two men wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
Two frequent reasons for a patient to seek care are neck pain and wrist pain that may be carpal tunnel syndrome.
As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many people who are unemployed and looking for work, especially those with disabilities.
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.
Officials are reminding property owners that property taxes are due by the end of the month and interest will begin accruing on Wednesday, Jan. 1, on any unpaid balance.
While staunch believers attribute the Garden of Eden as the birthplace of crime, non-believers might cite genetic error as the reason for bad behavior.
As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.
Many readers know that President John F. Kennedy was plagued by chronic back pain.
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.
MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.
Diners at Toot’s Restaurant on Northwest Broad Street will help provide Christmas for 25 at-risk children during the "Shop with the Sheriff" donation drive from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is launching a new program Monday aimed at catching dangerous drivers through a new unit that will be patrolling the area in unmarked cars.
It has been a rite of passage for a while. When a man turns 40, his doctor typically recommends a prostate exam.
Youth is a time of movement, both physical and geographical. They feel free to go just about anywhere their hearts, minds and careers take them.
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting Murfreesboro author Julie Byrnes next week for a book signing.
Five people who were arrested Monday are facing multiple drug-related charges following a long-term investigation into an alleged prostitution ring.
Over the last few weeks, we have seen an outpouring of remembrances about President John Kennedy and the impact of his assassination 50 years ago.
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.
Officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire that was allegedly started on purpose Wednesday on Taylor Close off Middleton Lane.
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 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 Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting a business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Detective Ralph Mayercik recently announced his intention to run for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County sheriff.
This is the time of year that causes mouth watering for many people who will be guests at Thanksgiving meals.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.
Dr. Meredith Schweitzer has joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials recently announced.
Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.
Six incoming MTSU students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholars award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its charter and will no longer be allowed to participate in MTSU Greek life beginning next year.
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.
Officials have named Don Bartch as the new principal of new Overall Creek Elementary School.
An expatriate who lives in England thinks he knows how we’re feeling.
A few years ago, I visited Dallas, Texas, and sat on the grassy knoll, the location from which some people believe a second gunman shot President Kennedy.
The Tennessee Volunteer Region will be hosting an upcoming Save-A-Life Saturday event in December thanks to a generous $25,000 grant given by the First Tennessee Foundation.
Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.
Hundreds of MTSU seniors attended Senior Day on Tuesday in preparation of life beyond campus.
Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette
A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly fondled a 12-year-old boy will serve less than two years of probation as part of a plea deal.
The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.
I wonder if readers of The Murfreesboro Post notice the difference in civilized countries and uncivilized ones?
Attorney Aaron Conklin recently announced that he is seeking the nomination of the Republican Party for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public feedback on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol that is required in gasoline.
Saint Thomas Health has named registered nurse Jennifer Elliott vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
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.
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.
What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
There’s a reason health articles include advice on how to talk to your health care provider before doing a home treatment.
The Rutherford County Commission agreed Thursday to finance $2.2 million for renovations at Smyrna Primary School.
The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.
The Murfreesboro Police Department recently honored police officers and a citizen at an annaul awards ceremony for their exceptional service to the community.
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.
The first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he will go on to success, according to a recent study.
These are exciting and challenging times for higher education.
Oh, my gosh! Your collegiate career could be scuttled by your use of social media.
Picking football games is fun and sometimes has surprising results.
A Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital employee has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Social Workers for her work as the program coordinator of the Ministry in Motion mobile health unit.
Attorney Barry Tidwell has announced his primary candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
Weather changes can initiate sinus headaches, but not everyone is affected the same way.
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.
The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.
Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.
Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.
As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.
Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar has completed the requirements necessary to become a certified fire and explosion investigator, officials recently announced.
Read to Succeed premiered its annual One Book of Rutherford County on Tuesday, announcing its committee has selected “The Last Policeman.”
Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.
The national average for a gallon of gas is already less than it was during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, and prices could fall even more before then.
Middle Tennessee State University will welcome a scholar’s perspective on U.S. foreign policy in the second of two “Muslim Journeys” lectures.
For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
MTSU has been recognized for its outstanding support of veterans in the Best for Vests: Colleges 2014 rankings issued Monday by Military Times.
Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are finding the move back into civilian life can present barriers, but there is help - and it's year-round, not just on Veterans Day.
The sweet deal Milton Hershey promised the people of Cuba is the subject of a new documentary by a Middle Tennessee State University professor.
What would it take for you to support universal background checks for gun ownership? Would it be a mass shooting in a Tennessee school?
The Murfreesboro City Council approved Thursday a contract extension for the use of red-light cameras until November 2014.
The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.
One of the most common causes of chronic pain is also one of the least understood.
Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.
Residents are being warned about the latest scam targeting residential Murfreesboro Electric Department customers, local business owners and ethnic restaurants.
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.
Councilman Shane McFarland has announced he will run for mayor in the 2014 election.
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.
The chores of gathering and disposing of leaves could end up causing back strain for many local residents.
MTSU is bringing back Senior Day, a free event to salute graduating students and provide advice about graduate school opportunities and job-hunting preparation.
Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.
Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are supporting Second Harvest Food Bank this holiday season by launching a "Can Hunger" campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank.
Police received another complaint Monday about an ongoing scam targeting customers of the Murfreesboro Electric Department after an unidentified suspect allegedly swindled nearly $750 from a man last week.
The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.
A retired MTSU professor will present a discussion on climate changed Thursday, Nov. 7, at Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro.
I am a parent of a an elementary school student in Portland, Ore., and last week I discovered our school is participating in the Starbase program.
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.
Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.
With Congress back in session, a renewed push is on for passage of a new Tennessee Wilderness Act. Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of the original.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides citizens with the right to own and bear arms.
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.
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.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
The TSSAA playoffs are set, and six Rutherford County teams will be competing in the postseason.
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.
The month of November has arrived in Tennessee, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state that struggle to put food on the table.
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.
Some grown-ups who use Halloween as an excuse to party fail to exercise much sense.
Threats of damaging winds and rains has prompted Sheriff Robert Arnold has postponed the annual Trunk or Treat event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors at home when they turn back their clocks this weekend.
My work focuses on helping people with joint, muscle and nerve pain that occurs all over the body, but I have been treating a lot of feet lately.
businessman Rick Peppers announced Tuesday he will run in the Republican primary for the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Political consultant Phil Griffin has announced he is running in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Rutherford County Commission next year.
Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
The men of the Murfreesboro Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are launching a mentoring program with Project Go.
Local businessman Daniel Gammon has officially stepped into the ring for the Republican Party nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission primary race.
Scientists have launched the first national clinical trial to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes in adults who are at high risk for developing the disease.
Children dressed in costumes are invited to trick or treat from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building has received a significant boost with a $1.5 million grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation, the university announced Friday.
I heard it again the other day, “If all my tests are normal, why do I feel so bad?”
Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Stinging comments from a longtime Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency critic has drawn sharp response from the agency’s defenders, and resulted in an updated – and more fair and accurate – story about a routine audit.
During the recent government shutdown, many numbers were thrown around, but there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated the addition of seven new deputies following their graduation from the training academy.
The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to create the Sudden Death in the Young Registry.
Connie Minick will sign copies of her book about her brother's murder at Hastings Books, located at 1660 Memorial Drive in Murfreesboro from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.
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.
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.
Residents will be allowed to dispose of unwanted medications from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center at MTSU.
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."
Given that there is so much technology available for kids these days and with parents often unsure of what tools and activities will actually help build skills, Sylvan Learning is offering tips to help families pick the best new programs.
Recent revelations have shown U.S. government agencies may have violated Americans rights, according to advocates who will rally in the nation's capitol this weekend to protest.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
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.
Ann Williams, a long-term care planning specialist for the Mid-South office of Genworth Financial, was recently nationally recognized as a leading insurance professional in Tennessee.
Two seniors at The Webb School have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, officials recently announced.
Fourth and fifth graders at McFadden School of Excellence learned about courage in September and demonstrated giving in October by donating money to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are asking for the public’s assistance with a fire investigation concerning the Oct. 12 early morning fire at the basketball court in the Berkshire subdivision.
Families with children in kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to learn more about The Webb School at a Middle School Preview from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.
If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.
Many people have questions about whether vitamins and minerals are helpful, and if so, what supplements should they be taking?
Media critic A.J. Liebling is reported to have said, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.”
Murfreesboro mayor not seeking 4th term
A former U.S. congressman joined with farmers Monday to call on lawmakers to better address the issue of climate change.
Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.
A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.
Attorney Toby Gilley announced Monday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge during the May 6, 2014, primary election.
The Fire Marshal's Office has launched investigations into two suspicious fires that broke out Saturday, according to city officials.
A coalition of veterans and uniformed services organizations that represent more than 5.5 million members will converge this week in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to the government shutdown.
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.
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.
Reminiscent of a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” or a spin-off of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” a silent horde of scarecrows have invaded tiny Granville in Jackson County.
Right now, in addition to the fall allergies that affect many kids and adults, there are cases of viral upper respiratory illnesses popping up.
How concerned are Middle Tennessee residents regarding the current federal government shutdown that has closed Rutherford County’s Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery and other programs throughout America?
The Middle Tennessee State University police department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12, on campus.
State Rep. Jeremy Faison, with a team of MTSU researchers in tow, set out in the woods of Cocke County on Friday to dig for Appalachian gold.
A man who willingly took synthetic drugs despite the embarrassing side effects wound up causing a ruckus recently at College Grove Apartments when he jumped from a third-floor balcony to prove his was a god.
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.
Although headaches are abnormal, it is common for them to occur at least on occasion.
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.
Deputies at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro are sporting a new appearance.
There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.
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.
For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
A group of teenagers who have recently caused problems in the area of Indian Park Drive are suspected of damaging more than $1,200 worth of property Monday night outside of a townhouse.
The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.
The state has experienced a slight improvement in its poverty rate, but the struggle for low-income families is far from over, according to recent data.
A road rage incident was stopped short Sunday when an observant police officer intervened after a drunk driver allegedly pulled into the Publix Super Market parking lot threatening another person.
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.
Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.
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.
Murfreesboro resident Dr. Bryan Terry announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the 48th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives during the 2014 elections.
Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.
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.
As a career newspaperman, I’ve been blessed to know some of the most remarkable people on the planet, including Jackie Robinson and John Seigenthaler.
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.
The U.S. Department of Education has named McFadden School of Excellence one of only four 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools from Tennessee.
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.
Few people ever consider the condition of their liver until they are diagnosed with a chronic condition. Yet, the liver is one of the most complicated and important organs in the body.
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.
The Rutherford County Public Safety Committee voted Monday to raise offender fees for driving under the influence to fund an increase in costs at the Correctional Work Center.
The opening of the new health insurance marketplace in Tennessee is less than a week away, but many questions still remain about how this shift will affect the way people obtain insurance.
Only two years after being convicted of her first driving under the influence charge, a 31-year-old woman is facing her second offense following a crash Tuesday night near the Stones River Mall.
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.
Providence Christian Academy celebrated the beginning of construction of two additions during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.
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.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.
Sneezing is a very unique physiological outburst that has originated many myths and curious stories over the years.
A growing number of experts now believe roughhousing can help children develop mentally and emotionally, as long as it does not cross the line.
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.
Middle Tennessee State University has the largest class of new freshmen and transfer students among the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, according to preliminary counts released Monday.
Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.
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.
If a news organization, be it newspaper, magazine, radio or television, gives space or time to a political figure, does that necessarily imply an endorsement of that person?