Should the confederate statue on the Square be moved or should it remain where it is?
A forum scheduled Sunday at Experience Community church for discussion on Rutherford County's Confederate monument is being postponed, according to one of its organizers.
Early morning orders from Nashville mobilized and armed the local combat-trained unit for immediate deployment in neighboring Shelbyville.
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess says they should stay
Sam Davis Home associates and Tennessee State Legislature admirers of Tiffany Johnson were able to surprise her August 7 with House Joint Resolution 523, recognizing Johnson for her work at the Sam Davis Home.
With Tennessee and the entire United States in the middle of an opioid crisis, Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) and Sen. Steven Dickerson, MD (R-Nashville) are working on new legislation to curb unlawful production and distribution of powerful opioids like fentanyl, sufentanil and carfentanil.
Two developers interested in the block containing Franklin Synergy Bank property on East College presented their proposals to the Murfreesboro City Council in a special meeting Thursday night.
The old white building sits close to the road, its architecture a testament to olden, golden days when farmers gathered for checker games while their wives gossiped about soap operas on the party lines.
"The 'law's delay,' as exemplified in the courthouse, is the cause of these illegal executions."
Thousands celebrate Uncle Dave Macon Days music and art festival
With roots reaching back to the 1700s, La Vergne has prevailed through peril, resurrected time and again and finally incorporated in 1972.
The origin and history of Rutherford County and its people are deeply rooted in the Rucker surname.
First Cumberland elder Edna Miller runs, lifts weights, stays healthy and active.
Barely a month after a local group erected a marker at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church recognizing its historical significance, someone vandalized the building overnight this week.
Beginning Monday, May 22, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. daily.
Sophie took care of Sophie!
Tiffany Johnson, executive director, brings 'can-do' spirit to Sam Davis Home.
Cook, pie maker, waitress retired at 79 to become beauty queen, see the world.
Linebaugh Public Library will host a month-long display to honor the service of Rutherford County residents who served in World War I, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.
Linebaugh Public Library will host a month-long display to honor the service of Rutherford County residents who served in World War I, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.
House Joint Resolution 92 would honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, Sampson Keeble.
Even the fences tell tales in Rutherford County.
Horses and mules were the rule, not cars, in the winter of '11 when she was born.
It was an entrepreneurial enterprise requiring special skill, knowledge and eventually an ingenious device.
It was all in the family!
The local power companies reminded customers that outdoor Christmas lighting was prohibited, a service flag with three hundred stars hung in the Central High School auditorium, and housewives were being urged to save "Fats for Freedom." It was December 1943 in Rutherford County.
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.
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."
That's what October is made of.
But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.
"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
"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."
Five survive, all in their 90s, for 73rd Smyrna High reunion.
Jack Jones supervised the removal and replacement of Murfreesboro's concrete street markers in the early 1970s, and built some unique steps for his home at 503 North Maney Avenue.
With a genealogy that reaches back to a 19th century book club, the fight for women's suffrage and memorials to the Confederacy, the Woman's Club in Murfreesboro celebrates its Centennial this month with an expanded role.
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.
According to Southern vernacular, if you can fire a shotgun through an open front door and the pellets pass through one or more interior doorways and out the back door, hitting nothing, it's a "shotgun house."
It was a memorable affair and dalliance of his youth, rekindled 57 years later.
After three public meetings over five months and more than two hours of debate, the Forrest Hall Task Force hit a wall.
Oaklands Mansion is excited to welcome Georgia Author of the Year award winner and former MTSU professor, Dr. June Hall McCash on April 15, 2016, at 5 and 6 p.m. as she speaks about her latest historical fiction, "The Boys of Shiloh."
The government had to do something with all that cotton!
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.
Thanks to a recent partnership with Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee State University, graduate students from the university's Public History Program are getting a unique opportunity to put their education and skills to use.
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.
'County schools were prepared, but that didn't help'
Tennessee freed slaves by state action.
MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force is set to hold a forum Feb. 24 at Lane Agri-Park to gather feedback on a potential name change to the university's ROTC building, named for embattled Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.
For Methodists, the Civil War did not end with the Confederate surrender in 1865.
MTSU students, most of them black, demanded the name of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest be removed from the university's ROTC hall, some calling it "institutionalized racism" at a Tuesday forum.
'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.
Federal and state officials, including Gov. Bill Haslam, are calling for a halt of Syrian immigration to the United States and Tennessee amid concerns terrorists could slip into the country with the flow of thousands of refugees.
Restoring Southern charm to historic homes is her specialty.
Council defers zoning that would allow 277 apartments on site.
The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.
"My name is Diana, and I'm going to be your storyteller tonight."
Are we treading on the remains of the dead on Middle Tennessee Boulevard, State Street and the Rover terminal in Murfreesboro? Most likely.
Historian Greg Tucker will bring his "Remembering Rutherford" column on local history to The Murfreesboro Post beginning on Monday, Oct. 19.
Historic battlefield comes alive as cavalry rides and cannons roar.
Protesters march across MTSU, hear Dr. McPhee's response.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
Local players travel back at 'vintage' games
City partners with MTSU archaeologists and others to protect site.
The Liberty Foundations 2014 Salute to Veterans tour will be arriving in the Nashville area at the Smyrna Airport on Monday Oct. 6.
The next time you visit a national historic site, stop to consider the quality of the exhibits and the way the information is presented to you. You might be learning something from an MTSU student.
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.
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.
Earth Experience, The Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, has launched a crowdfunding campaign through the fundraising web site Indigogo.com to help raise funds for its continued growth.
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.
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.
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.
A soldier brings home his bride to Murfreesboro for the first time during World War II
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.
I’ve always loved history. Specifically, I love well-written history, such as that shared recently about infamous American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde by fellow Middle Tennessee newspaper columnist Mike Vinson, one of those rare gifted writers who breathes interest and new life into his columns laced with history.
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.
History lives on the page you’re reading.
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.
Only in America can a drop of chocolate wrapped in colorful foil with its tiny signature plume be developed and marketed successfully for a 100 years.
Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.
Governor gives State of the State address
Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.
Right off, allow me to declare I am not a Civil War historian or expert by any stretch of the imagination.
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.
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.
Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.
Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.
President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech
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
From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County.
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.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
Industry looks to benefits of latest trend
A new book explores “The Tullahoma Campaign,” a nearly forgotten episode of the Civil War.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.
Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory
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.
A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.
A friend entrusted me with a black notebook – yes, an old-fashioned notebook, not a darn jump drive – in which he has a handwritten account of some of his relatives who were in the business of making and running moonshine in Cannon and DeKalb counties decades ago.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience
With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will hold a community lecture about President Andrew Jackson on Thursdsay, Jan. 16.
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.
People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
A look back at electricity in Rutherford County
When one thinks of Memphis, four areas of historical and cultural significance immediately come to mind: great barbecue, birthplace of blues music, home of Elvis Presley, and, infamously, site of the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
The new year seems like a good time to reflect.
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.
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.
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.
Washington legacy still relevant today
It was Christmas Eve 2003, when we laid Momma (Ruby Lee) Whittle to rest in Smyrna’s beautiful Maple View Cemetery.
Mike Vinson is set to appear on a Travel Channel documentary scheduled to air Sunday, Dec. 22.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.
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.
The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.
Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers
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.
Group shares stories at monthly gatherings
During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.
Eighty-five-year-old Robert Burgess recalls the old Sulphur Dell as an unusual ball park with an even more unique outfield configuration.
Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun
Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Saturday
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.
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.
Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2013 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.
Blaze take top spot in state tournament
Many readers know that President John F. Kennedy was plagued by chronic back pain.
Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive
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.
Former agent reflects on Oswald family
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.
Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.
Secret Service agent reflects on assassination
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.
“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.
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.
MTSU launches new initiative at Lascassas farm
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.
Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
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.
Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.
Research initiative launched at university farm
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.
As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.
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.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
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.
The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.
Henson helps new artists find their way
Group provides opportunities for former military
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.
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.
Volunteers to celebrate building at VA hospital
The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.
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.
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
Charged with the task of selling wartime government programs and war bonds to the American public, the War Advertising Council and the War Finance Committee sought to promote voluntary compliance with bond-buying quotas and rationing programs, while at the same time contributing to morale on the home front.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
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.
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
'Woven' joins hearts to history
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
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.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow
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.
Media critic A.J. Liebling is reported to have said, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.”
Had I not been versed on the history thereof, my first impression very well might have been that it was a cultlike gathering, similar to Jim Jones and Jonestown, Guyana, or David Koresh and Waco, Texas.
Oh, my. A newspaper in a town up north has started conducting yoga workouts for its staffers.
Headless Horseman at Stones River Battlefield?
Tennesseans flock to shooting range
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a Southern supper.
There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.
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.
Governor announces commitment to raise salaries
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.
Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.
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.
Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting
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.
One of the big questions we have had to deal with since the inception of the Internet is, “Who exactly is a journalist?”
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.
Legislators discuss new federal standards
Man traces roots back to Davy Crockett
I read once that to qualify as a collector you needed to have seven of something. I have sevens of a lot of things, and all are important to me.
The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.
A growing number of experts now believe roughhousing can help children develop mentally and emotionally, as long as it does not cross the line.
The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, located about 45 minutes southwest of Murfreesboro.
Authorities have located the 11-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, following a statewide Amber Alert.
Honorably discharged military veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated license or photo identification card, officials announced Thursday.
Lifelong county resident makes history
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health experts say taking the steps to possibly save someone's life does not require any special skills or training.
While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope.
As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.
Does President Barack Obama have constitutional authority to attack Syria on his own? Must he seek congressional approval? Should he do so?
Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.
The Tennessee’s Consolidated Retirement System is disputing an Associated Press report that claims certain lobbyists in the state receive public pensions if they represent government associations.
Whether deployed in a hostile environment or serving during peacetime here at home, military service is a job that demands both physical strength and mental agility.
Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport.
Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.
Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement tests.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors approved a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting Thursday and a 1.5 percent retail rate increase.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving said high-visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.
Retired Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul spoke at a conference in Nashville Friday.
What’s the best way to describe the upcoming high school football season in Tennessee? In a word: change.
The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.
GOP lawmaker to challenge Alexander
The number of new school administrators at public schools in Tennessee grew by 34.5 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the number of new teachers increased by less than 17 percent.
Navy medic goes back to Omaha Beach
The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
The complaint challenges a pending merger that would make a combined U.S. Airways/American Airlines the largest worldwide carrier.
Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.
Middle Tennessee State University was selected as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review on its 2014 list of the nation’s top colleges.
Doughtie pushes back against criticism
Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit
Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, expert said.
Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.
Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.
Lenard prepares for GOP primary battle
The spoken word is powerful thing, more powerful, some might argue, than a bullet of the highest caliber.
Smyrna resident recalls harrowing tale
Though many of us are still experiencing a Bonnaroo hangover at this point in the year, there is much music on the horizon in the midstate for the remainder of the year.
Summer fun doesn’t have to end with the toll of the school bell.
An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.
Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.
MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.
Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit
Freedom Fund Banquet slated for August
Ghosts of the past wander the halls of Oaklands Historic House Museum and those spirits will be present at “A Night of Spooky Stories in the Mansion.”
It was July 13, 1862. Gazing out the window of her parlor, Adeline Maney was appalled by the wounded, dead and dying strewn among the tall oaks of her expansive front lawn.
The editors of Rolling Stone undoubtedly are delighted at the publicity so many misguided people are giving them.
Animal-rights advocates are perched on the edges of their seats
When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option.
Community Care collects names of those buried in paupers cemetery
Thousands of sandhill cranes fly in annually, causing problems outside the state’s two wildlife refuge areas in West and East Tennessee, according to state officials.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security this week announced that the average wait time at state driver services centers has decreased so far this year compared to 2012.
The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty will be holding a protest on Saturday, July 20, to express disapproval over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's voting record in Congress.
The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.
County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced his candidacy for the 48th District Tennessee House seat, which will be vacated by Joe Carr.
Historic church is cornerstone of Fosterville
The Tennessee Literacy Coalition is getting a redesign thanks to the creative genius of more than 30 volunteers.
Since the beginning of cinema, the film world has been fascinated by tales of the old Wild West.
As the U.S. House prepares for another try at passing a farm bill, a new survey has found that a majority of those in rural America want to see a greater focus on small-business development and economic initiatives.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.
The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter.
Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims
Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.
Teens, toddlers at highest risk
Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.
The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.
Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight
On Nov. 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before a carbon microphone to play a few fiddle tunes on WSM Radio.
Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.
ESPN Films has turned its award winning “30 for 30” film series into a special “Nine for IX” series to highlight famous women in sports.
Kellie Pickler’s "Dancing with the Stars" finale costume and trophy are now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Blue Raider center and 2005 MTSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Tim Sisneros died June 28 at the age of 59 in his hometown of Kokomo, Ind.
Tennessee residents who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the national mortgage settlement should have received a check in June for approximately $1,480, officials recently announced.
Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the midstate area.
As Tennesseans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Stars and Stripes will fly across the state, but for some of those flags, it may be time for a replacement.
The July edition of "Murfreesboro Storytellers" on City TV will feature the mayors of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.
Recent legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government went into effect Monday with the newly created Office of the Repealer.
Independence Day, celebrated with cookouts and fireworks, commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject.
Some of the world’s top atmospheric scientists are flying all around Tennessee for the next few weeks as part of a study on man-made emissions.
Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.
The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.
Local politicians and officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation gathered Wednesday to officially announce plans to build a bridge over Broad Street.
Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.
The problem is not with any normal consumer use of the products that contain pseudoephedrine. The problem is it is used for making methamphetamine.
The state unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May, according to date released Monday.
By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals.
Community Care head searching for old graves
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
Approximately 850,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, according to a recent analysis by CoreLogic.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., has signed a partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to bolster jobs by stimulating Tennessee exports.
Scam artists use the rise in temperatures to take advantage of consumers.
Aircraft comes to town for Father's Day
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
The Tennessee attorney general’s office has been awarded a Joint Inspector General Investigation award for its role in a major healthcare fraud investigation.
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
Richard Claude Shacklett, an ardent fisherman, a dead-eye hunter and skillful photographer, was a man who mixed his hobbies with his profession – photography.
Consumers are being cautioned about unreputable travel promoters and timeshare resellers following several complaints alleging that come companies are using deceptive practices to reel in business.
Weatherfords obtain gown for Oaklands Museum
Legendary Singer is second inductee into multi-year music icons series
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations on Tuesday recommended increases in tuition and maintenance fees.
Nissan’s largest supplier in the U.S. announced the implementation of an employee health management program resulted in a reduction of health care spending and projections.
Recent opinion polling suggests a substantial majority of Tennesseans favor limiting state lottery-funded scholarships to students in financial need.
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Beginning on June 2 and recurring every Sunday through September, this family friendly summer series gives visitors a detailed perspective on plantation life in the 1800s.
Quick thinking by Murfreesboro firefighters save Cannonsburgh's "Telephone House" from a fire Saturday morning.
On Wednesday, June 5, Americans who are old enough to remember will reflect on the assassination 45 years ago of Sen. Robert “Bobby” F. Kennedy.
Tennessee employers can indeed fire workers who violate company policy by storing firearms and ammunition in vehicles parked on employers’ property despite a new state law, state Attorney General Bob Cooper says in a new legal opinion.
Earlier this spring, executives with Volkswagen announced their plan to cut hundreds of jobs at their Chattanooga manufacturing facility due to slower-than-expected sales of their midsize Passat model.
Islamic Center decision reversed
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.
Hodge focuses on community service
Destruction caused by a powerful tornado looked "like somebody had dropped bombs" throughout the Southridge subdivision in 1997.
Witnesses recount Good Friday Tornado
Here is what The Murfreesboro Post picked as the top 10 tornadoes that have struck Rutherford County.
Historic County Seat of Rutherford bears brunt of catastrophe, being damaged to extent of $500,000
Survivor remembers the F-4 tornado that whipped through his Barfield subdivision about 5 p.m. Jan. 24, 1997.
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season.
Tennesseans who bought e-books from Penguin Group Inc. in the past two years may be eligible for a refund as part of a multistate price-fixing agreement, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Wednesday.
Confidence in economy continues to grow
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
When it comes to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome from a mother sharing her bed with her baby, there is a push to change the message to "here is how it's done most safely."
The Filipino American Association of Tennessee will present Santacruzan and a street fair Saturday, May 18, on the Square.
Free individual, interactive iPhone apps for the Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways initiative, are now available for download.
Repairing a broken pipe at The Hermitage became an archaeological discovery when workers uncovered what appears to be the foundation of an Andrew Jackson-era building.
Rain or shine, Tennessee native White Law Prater walked, walked and walked, virtually to every business on and near Woodbury to deliver the weekly Cannon Courier newspaper.
At 47, the Rev. Robert Henderson had finally forsaken all, being determined to die to all selfish elements.
Yearly value of family care in Tenn. is $11 billion
A foodie’s paradise waits in Tennessee as food festivals are plentiful during the spring.
It might seem parodoxical that Muslims insist Islam is a peaceful religion, yet the media report terrorist attacks, killings and internecine fighting in Muslim lands on a daily basis.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security released a report on the performance of its Driver Services Division during the first quarter of 2013.
Specialized courts will combat mental health and substance abuse issues
Rep. Mike Stewart, who voted against the so-called “ag-gag” bill, is still waiting for an Attorney General’s opinion on the constitutionality of the legislation.
The Titans are not really my beat but I am interested.
New regulations take effect in summer of 2014
Dedicating a historical cemetery will bring family members from far and wide to Rutherford County later this month.
According to the CDC, here in Tennessee doctors write more than 1,200 prescriptions per 1,000 population.
The first members of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame gather for a photo after an April 26 ceremony in MTSU's Murphy Center celebrating their accomplishments.
The Tennessee House member announced Thursday he is officially entering the race for the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District.
After a great deal of hard work and collaboration, this year’s session of the 108th General Assembly finally came to a conclusion on April 19, 2013.
These programs will help visitors understand the turbulent times of the Union occupation following the Battle of Stones River.
A visitor from Ohio recently found a Confederate belt buckle while walking through The Carter House garden in Franklin.
For the third year in a row, Tennessee saw a slight drop in crime in 2012, when compared to 2011, according to the annual “Crime in Tennessee 2012.”
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
Tennessee House Democrats held a post-session press conference Tuesday to voice their disappointment with much of what the GOP-controlled Legislature passed this year.
Tennessee lawmakers living within a 50-mile radius of the Capitol can expect to see their daily lodging allowances drop in a couple years.
Recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in several states are prompting health officials to issue reminders about the importance of Measles-Mumps-Rubella, or MMR, vaccinations.
The UT Gardens are operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and can be found in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
Applause and cheers went up in both the House and Senate Friday afternoon
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
Legislation requires all public notices printed in newspapers to be published on the newspapers’ local website and a statewide aggregate website.
Tennessee is home to one of the top up and coming IndyCar Series stars, Josef Newgarden.
Department reorganization aimed at advancing child safety, health and programs
A bill aimed at easing the pain at Tennessee’s grocery checkout lanes is headed to the governor’s desk for approval.
Passage of the legislation brings Tennessee into compliance with the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
Haslam expresses deep appreciation for Mark Emkes’ service to the State of Tennessee
The State Senate passed legislation to protect citizens from unwarranted surveillance by drones and unmanned aircraft.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he plans to put his signature on the “Tennessee Wage Protection Act.”
All that remains to block state-funded college IDs as valid identification for voting in Tennessee is the governor’s signature.
The Center for Rural Affairs is calling for a change in priorities in how the nation's farm programs are funded.
A couple weekends ago, a friend and I kicked back with a large pizza to watch the much-talked-about, commercially successful movie “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Since an initial meeting of 25 former and current radio broadcasters back in December 2010, the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame has grown into a self-supporting organization with a proven track record.
The full state Senate heard opening salvos of debate Monday on a bill that would change the process by which Tennesseans pick their U.S. senators.
The handgun carry permit registry maintained by the Tennessee Department of Safety has been open for public review since 1996 without any proof that public access has endangered any registrant.
More than 3,000 distracted driving deaths in U.S. yearly
Detectives nabbed an armed 46-year-old man Tuesday when he attempted to enter a girl’s home in the Almaville community after meeting her on an Internet chat room.
What do most Americans know about foreign cultures, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries do we get from the news?
This month is best known for its showers and innocent pranks of April Fools’ Day, but it has also been named National Financial Literacy month.
Bill Ketron’s wine-in-grocery-stores bill just won’t quit.
Property owners across the state will have a two-year reprieve from forced annexation if a bill moving in the Tennessee Legislature becomes law.
The Music City Fly Girls will be hosting its 5th annual "Catch The Experience" fundraiser to benefit Casting for Recovery, Tennessee-2, serving breast cancer survivors in Middle and West Tennessee.
Stones River National Battlefield presents ranger guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield at 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 6 through Oct. 26.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would strengthen penalties against spectators and participants of cockfights, the Republican Senate Caucus announced in a press release.
Though I’ve mentioned his name in the past, I have chosen to use this week’s column as a means by which to go into greater detail about Joseph “Joe” Brown, better known to many as the star of “Judge Joe Brown.”
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
Murfreesboro man helps TV show
The free workshop aims to help parents of children with disabilities learn about and meet their children’s educational needs.
Donald Fann, executive director of the Arts Center of Cannon County, will receive Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts Tuesday, April 23, from Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam.
Students travel with alumnus to Southeastern Asia
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
Moonshine distillery marks first year
Charlie Daniels appeared at the recent Friends of Scouting luncheon to show his support for the Boy Scouts, and hundreds the local community leaders were there to join the cause.
Gov. Bill Haslam formally recognized Vietnam veterans Monday with a proclamation event.
Even though they are fun to look at and kids love chick, residents are being advised not to give them as gifts because of the health risks involved, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Health.
Rep. Susan Lynn said she would still like to get the bill back in committee this year as a thermometer test.
Funneling wind swept through Rutherford County and lightning and thunder crashed to awaken and scare residents the morning of March 21, 1913.
A certain tom cat decided that if it was going to live out its nine lives, it would have to change occupations.
The Tennessee Securities Division wants to alert Tennesseans to actions being taken by other states’ securities regulators against an Internet-based company alleged to have promoted unregistered investment plans.
Offering easy access, campsite reservations can now be made in person, via phone or online
Legislation that would establish guidelines for addressing concussion injuries among young Tennessee organized-sports participants has cleared the General Assembly and is headed to the governor’s desk.
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
A push is underway at the Tennessee Legislature to change how 63,000 public school teachers in Tennessee are evaluated, to make the process more fair and clear.
State Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville, speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, will return to MTSU this Thursday, March 21, to be honored as the second Distinguished Friend of the University Honors College.
To collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15.
The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead.
Sen. Bill Ketron said his seat belt bill is needed to promote safety.
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis is resigning due to family reasons.
Experts say assessments lag behind market
Monday kicked off Sunshine Week, which is a time to emphasize the importance of transparency within the government in the United States.
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey unveiled a consensus plan to redraw Tennessee’s judicial districts.
A new economic impact report has found local distributors provide more than 2,400 jobs and generate nearly $985 million in Tennessee on annual basis.
Group goes full swing with vintage game
Despite what appeared to be growing momentum, a bill allowing local referenda on wine sales in food stores was stopped in its tracks Tuesday by the state House Local Government Committee.
It was at nearby Alexandria’s historic DeKalb County Fair that I first met Ray Blanton, a man destined to be one of the most infamous governors in Tennessee history.
There seems to be a generalized fear that the media have grown too powerful and too aggressive.
Legal notices like public auctions and meeting announcements would have to be published online, as well as in newspapers, under a bill that is headed to both state House and Senate calendar committees to be scheduled for floor votes.
The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday completed the final legislative step necessary to give the electorate an opportunity to weigh in on how high-level judges are picked in the Volunteer State.
Legal notices like public auctions and meeting announcements would have to be published online, as well as in newspapers, under a proposed bill.
Advocates from across the state will converge at the Capitol in Nashville this afternoon for the official launch of Healthy and Free Tennessee.
A Shelbyville man has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.”
With Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) apparently at the forefront, the Tennessee Republican party is turning up the heat to redraw state judicial districts.
Rutherford County brothers made mark in Texas
Thursday marked an important date of history for Rutherford County. It was on this day 151 years ago that the strategic city of Murfreesboro would forever be changed.
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the state think their party should give ground.
Jones, Middleton lose out on Miss Basketball
Legislative visit included recognizing advocacy leaders.
Lady Warriors continue winning streak
Young cancer patients get chance to play
Almost exactly 150 years ago today, a confederate hero was just beginning a path that would lead to his torturous death, and now a local politician has decided to honor his legacy.
Last year, Tennessee homeowners received more than $161 million in relief under the national mortgage settlement, according to a progress report released in late February by an independent state monitor.
Majority disapproval for the job that Barack Obama is doing as president is holding steady in Tennessee, according to the latest poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University.
Tennessee lawmakers are weighing the option of whether to expand the state's Medicaid program.
State Sen. Jim Tracy and Rep. Rick Womick have announced they will not seek passage of with their ultrasound bill in order to focus on passage of a constitutional amendment initiative concerning abortion laws.
Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded the city of Murfreesboro with an Emergency Solutions Grant of $220,868.
Because the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is built and under operation, Tennessee State Court of Appeals could declare the ongoing lawsuit "moot."
The bill also clarifies that locally issued photo library cards are not allowed under Tennessee’s voter ID law.
If it’s March in Tennessee, that means it’s TSSAA time at MTSU – and time for temporary traffic changes too.
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
The number of juvenile offenders confined in correctional facilities across the state is falling dramatically.
FirstBank Mortgage Partners has launched the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship, giving families in Tennessee the opportunity to receive a $1,000 college scholarship for a child.
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that an academic study has found Hawaii to be the happiest state in the union.
This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists.
Opinion has been stable and decidedly in favor of wine sales for four years
The final games of the 2013 Tennessee Basketball Championships will be broadcast live on Tennessee Public Television.
A majority of Tennesseans support a key provision of the “guns in trunks” measure that was easily passed today in the state House of Representatives.
The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011.
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
A college president addressing the retention and graduation issue in higher education Monday at MTSU emphasized creating a campus culture that nurtures students.
The Tennessee Department of Labor is working to recoup $1.3 million in fraudulent unemployment claims made to prisoners housed in jails in 2012.
Haslam reforms received mixed reviews
Calf roping, bareback riding and clowns will entertain families at the annual Lone Star World Championship Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
For months last year, I kept asking members of the Coalition for Open Government and the Tennessee Press Association if they knew anything about the history of the Tennessee Public Records Act of 1957 but few did.
Rutherford County provided more than 4,000 men for active service in World War II. One of those men who served was my father, Richard Claude Shacklett.
Recent rumors about Hastings planning to close its Murfreesboro location are just that – rumors.
The term “blaxploitation” comes from combining the words “black” and “exploit,” much the same as the term “smog” derives from a combination of “smoke” and “fog.”
I had hoped President Barack Obama would put forth sound, bipartisan solutions to tackle the serious obstacles facing this nation. Unfortunately, all that we have heard is more of the same.
A bill designed to rein in EBT card abuse passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee in the Tennessee General Assembly this week.
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
Music icons to perform at festival
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty have announced an international strategy focused on increasing the exports of Tennessee goods to key markets around the globe.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue now offers an online search at its website, TN.gov/revenue, to verify the status of exemption certificates for businesses.
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
A bill that aims to create college scholarships for Tennessee students with intellectual disabilities is up for a hearing today in a subcommittee at the State Capitol.
Pop icon to perform at festival
Newspaper wants action on public notice issue
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
MTSU was the top producer of graduates among state-run universities in 2011-12 and led all institutions in granting degrees to adult and low-income students.
Hoping to catch more health issues before a baby is sent home from the hospital, a new screening is being administered to all newborns in the state.
On Friday, Feb. 15, soldiers and airmen of the 45th Civil Support Team from Smyrna will celebrate the unit’s 10th anniversary of being a federally recognized and fully qualified unit.
Two milestone anniversaries of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission will be recognized at the Tennessee State Museum.
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
Rutherford County kids selected for contest
Tennessee has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
Officials have identified the woman who was killed Monday morning in a trailer fire on Old Nashville Highway in Rutherford County.
Nearly 30,000 cases reported annually
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
A longtime fundraiser has been chosen to lead fundraising efforts for an exploratory committee recently formed for state Rep. Joe Carr.
Opposition to gay marriage is more widespread in Tennessee than nearly anywhere else in the country.
The man’s despondent thoughts were interrupted by a young couple across the compartment. Their laughter and chatter made it impossible for him to concentrate on the gloom and doom.
In a rare display of concerted opposition at the Murfreesboro City Council's meeting Thursday evening, a third reading for annexation of property adjacent to James Ridley's historic Evergreen home was just as contentious as the first.
Say “dude” in Woodbury, and most everyone knows you’re speaking of Nolan “Dude” Northcutt, a man whose life dates back to when most rural communities had popular amateur or semi-professional baseball teams.
Rutherford County’s 32 percent increase from January 2012 to January 2013 is a good sign that this year will be another good year of positive growth in the local real-estate industry.
In terms of public opinion in the state, opposition to wine in grocery stores seems to be driven primarily by political ideology and religious beliefs.
The La Vergne Public Library is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with multiple special events and guest speakers beginning Saturday, Feb. 23.
In honor of President’s Day, Feb. 18, the Woodbury Senior Center has scheduled a free public performance of "Mrs. Roosevelt," a 30 minute one-act play.
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
The Days of Action is an annual event that promotes volunteerism through the United Way.
The establishment of public health as a department 90 years ago is being lauded this month by Tennessee officials as a landmark event in state history.
The document, which is making its only southeastern U.S. stop in Nashville, will only be on view for 72 hours over the seven days.
Attorney General Bob Cooper and officials with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are urging consumers to guard against those who wish to profit off someone else’s misfortune.
Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady in two free public concerts.
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
Slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro, residents are invited to attend Music in the Wild for music-filled evening filled with delicious bird friendly coffee.
A somewhat contentious annexation and rezoning request dominated Thursday’s brief meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.
Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation.
Tennessee legislators look to reduce the excise tax on Tennessee businesses.
The safety and health of children are of compelling interest to the community, and the public needs to know if agencies that deal with minors are doing so effectively.
Even today, the memory of Ray Lewis stealing victory away from Eddie George and the Titans still stings all these years later.
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
State Sen. Jim Tracy has filed legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly to curb abuse of purchases made through EBT cards.
Bill would leave issue up to counties
Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, is joining hands with a New England peer to celebrate Black History Month with “Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists.”
In his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam devoted a lot of time to public education but left the audience with a mixed message on his plans for schools, Tennessee Education Association officials said Tuesday.
In honor of this month’s 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the “Between the Lines: Reading About the Civil War” book group will discuss slavery.
140,000 Undocumented Immigrants in Tennessee
State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) has been named vice chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
Performing the music beloved by a gender bending, 17th century Swedish queen sounds like quite a challenge, but the acclaimed musical ensemble Armonia Celeste is ready to meet it.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
Murfreesboro residents attend inauguration
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
Drivers who violate safety laws can expect to be stopped by extra-duty Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies during the “More Cops, More Stops” campaign that began Friday and runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
The Cumberland monkeyface and orangefoot pimpleback are among some 70 endangered species in Tennessee, and we’re not supposed to mess with them.
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will push an aggressive legislative agenda during the upcoming session.
As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County.
This February, The Hermitage, will feature activities designed to commemorate African-American history and culture.
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people because of antibiotic resistance.
Rutherford County has two new locations for self-service driver license kiosks.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has been selected to serve as the lead Republican, known as the ranking member, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 113th Congress.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Tracy announced additions to his 4th Congressional District campaign leadership team, which reads as a virtual who's who of Rutherford County.
On 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood says it's time to remove labels, because the decision is complex and deeply personal.
A new study from Food Research and Action Center ranks the state 10th for the number of low-income children in a school lunch program who also participate at breakfast.
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
These days, as is the case with many others, I very seldom go to a theater to watch a movie on the big screen.
Legislator takes stand against gun control
The 108th Tennessee General Assembly app is designed to help Tennessee residents connect with their legislators.
State Rep. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) has been named to the House Business and Utilities Committee for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.
In 2012, there were 1,019 traffic-related deaths in Tennessee, representing the third lowest figure since 1963.
Here’s a little computer exercise for you to try: Go to Google and search for the name “Emilie Parker.”
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has raised $83.4 million for state education programs.
Due to incorrect property assessments, Rutherford County must refund more than $434,000 in property taxes to Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.
The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons.
The Murfreesboro Police Department collected about 20 guns at its Gift Cards for Guns event held Thursday afternoon, spokesman Kyle Evans said.
Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain until the disease is in the most advanced stage.
It's estimated that there were 36,000 new cancer cases in Tennessee last year, along with nearly 14,000 deaths.
Tennessee is not immune to the devastation caused by portable heater fires.
Approximately 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, may be eligible to receive a payment under the settlement.
Lawmaker targets new gun control plans
The Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect vulnerable people around them, their families and themselves from the flu virus.
Approximately 250 Tennessee National Guard soldiers and airmen will provide support for the presidential inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C.
For the first time, academies will be held in both Nashville and Memphis.
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Randy Boyd will join his administration as an adviser to help address issues on higher education in Tennessee.
As more inclement weather moves into the area, the Tennessee Volunteer Region of the American Red Cross is urging families to take appropriate actions to be prepared for hazardous conditions.
Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services say child abuse and neglect was down in 2011 for the fifth straight year.
State Rep. Mike Turner is requesting that an investigation be opened into the Tennessee Department of Children's Services in connection with abuse allegations.
While once again preparing for the wedding dress exhibition at Oaklands Historic House Museum, I reached up into the closet and carefully opened the tattered box containing the wedding dress belonging to my grandmother Nena Verelle White Shacklett.
Lawmakers throughout Tennessee gathered Tuesday in Nashville for the opening gavel of the 108th General Assembly.
While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son.
State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate’s Transportation and Safety Committee.
Republican Rep. Joe
Carr, of Lascassas, has been appointed to serve as chair of the Subcommittee on Local Government in the Tennessee General Assembly this session.
On each night of the Civil Rights Week, various activities and events will be held at different organizations and churches in Murfreesboro.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is urging Congress to begin making reforms to entitlement programs, including Social Security, in an effort to reduce long-term deficits.
It is a fair estimate to claim the amount of artists surfacing over the past several years playing string music or Americana has moved as fast as a Tennessee season.
I remember back in high school I had to do a report about Julius Caesar, and for one of my references I used Shakespeare’s play.
The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session Tuesday, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee and a new era for Rutherford County.
Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies has held out again in 2012.
When engineers at the Arnold Air Force Base conduct mission-critical flight simulation testing on leading-edge aerospace systems, they rely heavily on what the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory provides.
Mysterious invention rests at Appalachia Museum
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon has appointed a temporary receiver over HRC Medical Centers Inc. and ordered its owners to stop making alleged misleading claims regarding its treatment programs.
State Sen. Jim Tracy has announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
New year brings continued heartache
The Rutherford County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will place a marker Sunday, Jan. 6, at the “The Corners,” in Readyville.
Sniffles, fevers and coughs are becoming more commonplace as cold and flu season takes hold across Tennessee.
Officials at Henry Horton State Park are challenging residents to walk 50 miles in 50 days through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, as part of the annual 50-Day Challenge.
Suffering extends beyond battle lines
"Out with the old, in with the new"' takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear.
Barring a last-minute miracle, it appears Congress will not pass a new Farm Bill before the end of the year.
Winter is here and the sights, sounds, warmth and welcome of Southern hospitality come to life on the state's new winter microsite.
Soldiers fight in shadow of hearth and home
The decision by several states not to expand Medicaid health insurance for the poor may create unintended cuts for hospitals that provide uncompensated care.
Prepare for the holiday season with an eye toward Murphy’s Law
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
Artifacts from WWI site on display
Valley Growers Garden Center has closed its location at Lascassas Pike and will be operating out of Valley Growers Too at the Co-op in Murfreesboro while owner Susan Tramel hunts for a piece of property to purchase.
It’s ironic – and fitting – that a week after Danica Patrick was voted the most popular driver in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, Janet Guthrie was honored at the Winners Circle Awards Celebration in Indianapolis.
It may surprise you to know some teams often avoid the best competition until they absolutely have to play them.
Police are asking the public for help in locating a teenage boy who disappeared last week from his father’s home in Smyrna.
Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the Christmas Holiday period to ensure travelers reach their destination safely.
Tennessee teacher publishes new story
All auto emissions testing centers in the following Middle Tennessee counties will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.
With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013.
Nearly one million seniors in Tennessee could see cuts to their Social Security benefits.
Maps created by MTSU students to show the breadth and depth of genocide in the world will be shown to members of the Tennessee General Assembly next year.
Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Tennessee has partnered with the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) on a hotline to direct these homeowners to available mortgage relief programs.
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Authorities determined Tuesday evening a suspicious package found outside of Regions Bank in La Vergne was harmless.
Newly graduated students now have something that 67 percent of their fellow Tennessee residents lack, state House Speaker Beth Harwell said Saturday.
This farm boy’s overall galluses had nearly burst with chest-swollen pride when Daddy decided I, at age 5, was old enough to be chosen to go with him in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
Stones River National Battlefield park rangers and volunteers will present a variety of programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River.
The first known Tennessee militia mobilization was organized by Capt. Evan Shelby in 1774.
Fossils offer gold mine of knowledge
We've heard a lot this past week about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, individual freedom and the rights of the states to set their own laws.
The director of MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services says the latest state-by-state health ratings show Tennessee has made definite progress in some areas but continues to struggle in others.
Tennessee Senate Republicans met Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Nashville to elect leaders for the 108th General Assembly.
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
The national and state average price of gaoline has seen a steady drop over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
It's the time of the year when scammers prey on older Tennesseans.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the state will not operate a state-based health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Companies invest in charging stations
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
Former members of the Lady Raiders basketball team were honored Thursday for their efforts in paving the way for current players.
A gathering cloud of dust on our unpaved farm road triggered great interest, during the crop-growing seasons of youth.
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
Stones River National Battlefield will host a bus tour to key points of the Civil War campaign commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River.
Tennessee has received $778,044 dollars in additional funding to help crop and livestock producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Tennessee leaders are proud but not surprised that Pat Summitt, a legendary basketball coach and courageous Alzheimer’s advocate, is being honored with AARP’s national Andrus Award.
Growing up, my father, Tommy Bragg, was in the Air National Guard where he was fortunate to retire as a colonel.
Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday.
The Tennessee Department of Health Office of Health Care Facilities is providing special training for every certified nursing home in the state.
Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread across the state.
Remnants of American history from a World War I battle involving Sgt. Alvin C. York are on exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum.
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister.
Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County lost two irreplaceable achievers a few weeks back, with their robust and unique public service personalities.
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
Weighing in at just over 4 pounds, one of the newest residents of Tennessee isn’t just premature, he’s dependent on addictive drugs.
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
The Tennessee Department of Health has acknowledged opening a "complaint file" against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
Tennessee's attorney general and 37 states reached a $90 million agreement with the pharmaceutical company for allegedly unlawfully promoting a type 2 diabetes drug.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15 per gallon as of Sunday, Nov. 25.
The Tennessee Department of Health is continuing to provide information and assistance to patients affected by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, including new outreach efforts to some who may develop localized infections.
As the holidays approached in 1862 and the good folks of Murfreesboro began their preparations, they had much to celebrate and more to be thankful for than they might have imagined just a few months prior.
United Ways of Tennessee, the association of 38 United Ways in the state, has elected its board of directors for 2013, including several new additions and key officers.
Both the National League and American League CY Young Award winners, David Price and RA Dickey, have ties to the midstate.
Tennessee homeowners are continuing to reap substantial benefits under the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released today by settlement monitor Joe Smith.
Practice safe food handling when cooking and dining
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named a Murfreesboro law enforcement official as the Tennessee Officer of the Year.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.
Widow recalls horror of infamous hijacking
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday no decision has been made regarding whether Tennessee will participate in a federally run insurance exchange under Obamacare.
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.
An estimated 5,500 consumers in and outside of the state will be eligible for refunds, following an agreement that permanently stops an East Tennessee group from conducting alleged unlawful telemarketing practices.
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
With just four months remaining until the transition to all-electronic federal benefit payments, more than 100,000 residents in Tennessee have yet to transition from paper checks to direct deposit.
Scientists have identified a fusion gene responsible for nearly 30 percent of a rare subtype of childhood leukemia that usually has an extremely poor prognosis.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 per gallon Sunday.
Majorities of Republicans, independents and even Democrats approve
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
Linebaugh Public Library plays host to author, Julie Hedgepeth Williams, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the upstairs Reading Room.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have announced the expansion of its permanent exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything.”
A morning fog lifted leaving billowing white clouds and a soft blue sky – a simply breathtaking view above the grand columns of the Rutherford County Courthouse.
The speaker will discuss furniture making through a 19th century cabinet maker’s eyes.
A new state law requiring Tennessee voters to show photo identification will be put to the test today as voters head to the polls.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, officials with the Rutherford County Election Commission released the results of absentee ballots and early voting.
A Hamilton County judge is still reviewing previously unavailable court transcripts involving U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and his former wife to determine whether they will be released later today.
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual report card on districts and schools, and the report shows Rutherford County Schools performed well and Murfreesboro City Schools continued to show improvements in 2011.
A judge has ordered Ronnie Barrett to pay nearly a $1 million in damages to a Rutherford County woman following a battle over an access road near Buchanan Road.
Research shows GOP gains ground with voters
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
The Cook Political Report has upgraded the race for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican.”
Siskin named new Circuit Court judge
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual Report Card on school districts and schools, and the report shows Rutherford County Schools continues to be a leader in education.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
Two Tennessee senators announced Monday they will introduce legislation to prevent expansion of the Tennessee Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Although this is my official entry for Halloween, I readily admit it lacks the ghost, goblin and witch effect normally associated with the holiday.
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
Facades abound around the world, but none are as steadfast, substantial and stately as the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.
Republican Mitt Romney leads Democrat Barack Obama in the race for president in Tennessee, bolstered at least partly by the support Romney has gained among Tennessee’s white evangelical voters since last spring’s primary.
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 85 will go toe-to-toe with former Titans players to raise money for police philanthropic projects.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Detective DJ Jackson was one of nine law enforcement officers to graduate Friday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s State Academy.
A number of organizations from the base and the community contributed donations and personal support for the VA picnic.
Officials announce formation of Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame
A tour of Evergreen Cemetery and Oaklands Historic House Museum really digs the past.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season.
Early voting began Wednesday for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, federal and state general election, as well as the general elections for Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna.
Thanks to funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for safe routes to school, sidewalks and crosswalks are being installed in the city of La Vergne.
The Todd Art Gallery will present “Forms of Expression: A Survey in Contemporary Clay” from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1.
Woodbury man still dealing car parts decades later
Although new district alignments and assignments have not yet been made, high school football fans can now get a pretty good idea of what they will look like for the next four years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
If an issue at hand has anything to do with a political campaign, the vast majority of candidates are prone to say whatever best serves their personal agenda.
Congressman pushes back against allegations
Tennessee lawmakers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to provide Congress with more information about compounding pharmacy laws.
Social Security officials are finding out that making it more difficult for citizens to gain access to death records is hurting millions of people.
Parents are becoming more comfortable having "the talk" with their teenagers, but half of parents say they're still not fully comfortable discussing sexuality with their sons and daughters.
Dozens of children enjoyed a day of fishing during a recent event for the Boys & Girls Club held at Long Hunter State Park outside of Nashville.
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
Medieval manuscripts and contemporary creations make up two fascinating new displays in MTSU’s James E. Walker Library.
A total of 18 patients have been confirmed with meningitis, epidural abscess, or posterior circulation stroke associated with either cervical or lumbar epidural steroid injections at three clinics.
The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating cases of meningitis involving 11 patients treated at one outpatient surgical center in Nashville.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin March 1, 2013.
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and Columbia native Jan Kirk Wright will be recognized tomorrow for being an outstanding volunteer.
Preacher Joe Nelms continues to divide his time between the pulpit and pit road. Nelms, who is the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, became nationally known for his humorous “NASCAR prayer” last year at Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville.
Racial stereotypes, ethnic clichés and culture differences will be at the forefront Tuesday, Oct. 2, as The Out Front on Main Theatre plays host to "The Most Races Show on Earth."
Shadow Chasers holding Halloween walks
The presidents of MTSU and Roane State Community College signed agreements that will ease the transition for students seeking to transfer to the Murfreesboro university.
The last day to register to vote in the November Election is Columbus Day.
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
Tennessee students will depict a tragic and confusing moment in history when MTSU Theatre and Dance opens its 2012-13 season Wednesday, Oct. 3, with George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard.”
Middle Tennessee State University was recently authorized by the Tennessee Building Commission to begin discussions on purchasing the former site of the Middle Tennessee Medical Center east of downtown Murfreesboro.
Deans, administrators and counselors from Murfreesboro campus to visit Johnson City and Knoxville this week
In seventh grade, a “fancy dan” school teacher with long polished and manicured finger nails attempted to teach us country boys about good hygiene.
Like a familiar song goes, the hills of “Lawless” are alive. But the thing that keeps the Prohibition-era community of Appalachian mountain men humming in this movie isn’t music, but moonshine.
MTSU celebrated the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday by holding a naturalization ceremony at the Murphy Center.
Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam will read to students Friday, Sept. 21, at Smyrna Elementary School to participate in the annual Read to Succeed Day celebration.
More than $162,000 in grants have been approved to aid six Rutherford County agencies in their highway safety efforts.
A few years ago our august State Legislature, with nothing better to do to earn their per diem, passed a law allowing their constituents to collect and eat road kill.
Wounded warrior praises public-private partnership
Amber Combs, Mary Hebden, a re-enactor, Barb Spina and Barbara Spindell at the Forrest’s Raid Re-enactment in July. Spina made hers and several of the reproduction dresses.
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
Summer in Tennessee is telling us a lot about climate change and where we're headed in the future.
As a writer, I love to see movies about the business of writing.
The Republicans’ and Democrats’ latest soirees spark remembrances of other conventions.
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
Following a meeting Saturday with groups near the border of Syria, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he is concerned about whether American involvement could bring unintended consequences.
More than 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be remembered when a monument in their memory is dedicated Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Rutherford County will receive nearly $453.9 million in state appropriations, including some funds for the long-awaited MTSU Science Building.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Tuesday the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated zero alcohol-related fatal accidents in the 16 counties chosen for “No Refusal” DUI enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday period.
The council also deferred a proposal to award a contract for designing improvements to Bradyville Pike.
State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) and Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney announced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline this year's T-Bones & Politics fundraiser, held Saturday, Oct. 6.
Evening on Main to showcase renovated house
Murfreesboro native participates in national party politics
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, Stones River National Battlefield will present programs that highlight the stories of Middle Tennessee confederates in the Battle of Stones River.
State Sen. Eric Stewart kicked off a tour Wednesday of the 4th Congressional District as part of his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the November election.
There has been talk in the Tennessee General Assembly of no longer requiring cursive writing in public schools. Legislators justified this proposal due to the technology-driven world in which we live.
In trying to come up with ideas for my column, I often forget that I have a great resource in coaching friends who were once great college players.
Volunteers prepare for groundbreaking ceremony
State health and agricultural officials are warning Tennesseans about an ongoing outbreak of salmonella linked to cantaloupe.
Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from 19 the year before,
Congressman confirms participating in Israeli trip
The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
Unemployment in Tennessee has dropped more than 4 percent since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, but newly released data shows national recovery to be sluggish.
Annual tractor show to draw thousands
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
Lebanon residents to show father's collection
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a series of articles focusing on my five favorite movies. This week I’ll talk about the most serious film involved, Steven Spielberg’s "Schindler’s List."
This is the story of two men that lived in Denmark during the early-1800s. The men had initials of H.C.O. and H.C.A.
Between 1998 and 2010, 32 children in Tennessee died from heat-related causes, with 13 of those fatalities occurring in vehicles. Last month alone, three children died.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold a seminar on setting on a business plan Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Displays upcoming events, city meetings
Cripple Creek Cloggers and its accompanying string band returned recently from touring festivals in the Baltic States.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, local real estate expert Steven Dotson continues to emphasize an improvement in home sales.
Google conducts business workshop; Affordable Care Act adds adoption tax credit
There I was, looking nice, minding my own business, the Whittle Way, when I was asked by a newspaper reader to expound about lawful "legal" notices in The Murfreesboro Post.
Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced Stones River National Battlefield will offer two more presentations of Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery during 2012.
Edgar Evins State Park on Center Hill Lake, between Smithville and Cookeville, will be holding a 75th anniversary party Thursday, Aug. 9, for Tennessee State Parks.
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
Asurion has launched a hiring program geared toward recent college graduates to fill a number of positions in the information technology fields at its Middle Tennessee headquarters.
Less than a week after winning the Democratic Party primary, state Sen. Eric Stewart is pushing for his Republican opponent to participate in three debates, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the freshman congressman.
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee announced the opening of the exhibit: "Our Stories - Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro - Historical Maps and Murfreesboro: Through the Artist's Eye."
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
State Sen. Jim Tracy overwhelmingly defeated challenger Matt Randolph in the Republican Party primary Thursday for the 14th District in the Tennessee Senate.
The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Mark Clayton receiving the most votes in the Democratic Primary for US Senate.
Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Ever since the First Continental Congress, the government has been dealing with leaks of classified information.
Officials pull plug after winning legal battle
Get back to school in style at Opry Mills. The newly reopened mall invites shoppers to participate in Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday this weekend.
Narrow-leaf ironweed is a species native to Oklahoma and Arkansas that is also well suited for the home landscape in Tennessee.
Fewer Tennessee teens are abusing alcohol and drugs, fewer kids are living without health insurance and fewer babies are being born at low birth weights in the Volunteer State.
Tennessee’s Board of Education is seeking to revoke the license of a teacher under investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for allegations of assaulting students and being a possible child abuse perpetrator.
Unique panel made up of highly qualified and diverse appointees
US attorneys file motion in response to federal filings
Murfreesboro woman protects flag in Civil War
Apparently, one never completely gets over being in a war zone where live ammo tears through flesh and ends lives.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro with the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
Federal officials file lawsuit against Rutherford County
More than 600,000 grants or scholarships have been awarded since 2004
Tennessee students' test scores improved for the second consecutive year in 2012, and state leaders predict the new Common Core standards will help them continue that trend.
State earns eight Top 10 honors in Business Facilities 2012 State Rankings Report
Saturday Event holds special meaning for Confederate descendant
The next program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
One of the Republican Party primary candidates vying for a seat in the Tennessee General Assembly will hold a town hall meeting with residents Tuesday night in downtown Murfreesboro.
Oaklands Mansion re-enacts Forrest's surrender
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who don't have summer classes to attend, or an organized reading program.
Briefly in the 1950s, Lascassas, a mere village, was known more widely than Rutherford County capitol city Murfreesboro due to the “Arthur Godfrey Show” on television and radio.
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
Republican members of Congress reacted with renewed determination in repealing the health care law Thursday in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row
Rutherford County will receive a $466,000 waste tire recycling grant for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
This week, back in 1971, 41 years ago, the government and the news media were engaged in a struggle pitting secrecy against the public's right to know.
State Sen. Jim Tracy formally announced Monday he will be a candidate for re-election to the 14th District in the Tennessee State Senate.
In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
A fallen Williamson County hero killed in Vietnam 42 years ago will be memorialized on Saturday, June 30, with a bridge dedication.
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
Judge finds merit in Zelenik’s attack ads against Black
Just as individuals donate blood to save lives, so can they donate information to accomplish the same goal.
Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself.
Festival continues to adapt with times
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
Local cancer survivor looks to future
It was 40 years ago this week, June 17, 1972, that five men broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and touched off the greatest scandal in American politics: Watergate.
When it comes to dealing with small businesses owners or corporate giants, Tennessee is the place to be. The Volunteer State has once again made its mark on a national scale.
This policy has five different tiers of bonuses ranging from $5,000 all the way up to $15,000 for new enlistees.
Was that song about Tennessee?
Annual award recognizes achievements in job creation and economic impact
Garvin defends his vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
Forty-seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples in all 50 states.
“I never wanted to be a teacher. I resisted it until I took a class and then I knew I wanted to teach, and I wanted to do it like Aunt Carol,” said Stacey Burt, who teaches sixth grade at the Discovery School in Murfreesboro.
Fosterville may owe its very existence to the steam-powered locomotive, but faith became the real driving force that kept its families going through good times and bad.
Home sales in Rutherford County continued an upward climb in May, newly released data shows.
While state unemployment has dropped nearly 2 percent since this time last year, the latest KIDS COUNT report shows that Tennessee children have greater needs for support.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to increase foreign investment by examining whether certain regulations need to be eliminated.
The Bonnaroo season has quickly arrived and with that it brings us many good things – headliners of Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
It’s amazing sometimes how what we think of as obscure laws can have such unforeseen consequences.
Historic restaurant reopens after tax fallout
Officials have confirmed a 49-year-old Dickson County man was taken into custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up the U.S. Social Security Administration building.
Although Sen. Mike Faulk’s two bills regarding guns made it to the Senate Rules Committee, neither made it to the floor for a vote.
“The way of an eagle in the air; The way of a serpent upon a rock,” reads Proverbs 30:19.
New digital platform offers innovative, interactive design
Trooper Ryan Quinn was named the top cadet and presented the Calvin Jenks Memorial Award and was assigned to Rutherford County.
People are drawn to hydrangeas for their showy flowers.
We've heard a lot lately about what it takes to be a “real” American.
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
In mid-July, the streets of Murfreesboro will ring once again with the hoofbeats of a mythical Confederate general on the 150th anniversary of his daring raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse.
Advocates for children in Tennessee say the youngest Americans are being ignored so far in the presidential campaigns, and they're hoping that changes before November.
City, county, state, federal tax liens span half decade
McKneely served as frontier aviator's mechanic
Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill, which is intended to prevent illegal immigrants from seeking to claim public benefits in Tennessee.
Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” has been added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
More than 65,000 children in Tennessee reside with relatives instead of their parents.
Murfreesboro's Ed Maupin received the Rotarian of the Year award for District 6760.
Tennessee's governor sign two pieces of legislation, both touted to save the state some cash.
Tennessee' Department of Revenue forced the doors shut Wednesday at Murfreesboro's oldest restaurant.
The Natchez Trace Parkway will take visitors back in time with the sights and sounds of a “muster” from 200 years ago during a free commemoration of the War of 1812.
Kayaking rental offers relaxing vacation
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis this week announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.
Eighth-grade students in Tennessee scored higher in science than they did two years prior.
The policy director of the National Wildlife Federation Climate & Energy program says Americans can actually have it both ways
Also announces more than $37 million in grants to turn around low-performing schools
Chief Executive magazine named Tennessee one of the top four states in the nation for business today in its eighth annual survey of Best and Worst States for Business.
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
Webb School, out of Bell Buckle, girls’ lacrosse team has already made school history with by far the most wins in a season.
Before last week’s Rutherford County baseball tournament, Stewarts Creek Middle School head coach Tim Crunk said in order to do well in the tournament, his Falcons had to do three things to be successful: pitching, solid defense and timely hitting.
Be sure to mark your calendars for an event heralding the arrival of warmer temperatures and gorgeous flowers in bloom for the annual Oaklands’ Spring Party, Sunday Supper Southern Style.
University to break ground on Science Building
Grants from the Affordable Care Act will help build and expand health centers, create jobs, and expand access to an additional 860,000 patients nationwide
Testimony in Planning Commission lawsuit concludes
An expert said Thursday that Rutherford County officials followed the law in May 2010 because the government is not required to advertise regularly scheduled meetings.
The Senate has approved legislation that revises a law passed last year regarding cyberbullying through the use of electronic devices.
Jake Bachman will be running his first 26.2-mile dash Saturday in Nashville.
The economy remains the No. 1 topic of conversation throughout the country.
The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee is warning consumers and businesses of a new e-mail scam that has been making the rounds in recent weeks.
Although the overall crime rate decreased last year, the number of homicides increased by 4 percent statewide, according to data in the Crime in Tennessee 2011 report that was released last week.
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said Wednesday they believe the government should do more to inform residents about public meetings.
Legislation changes how state government will recruit, retain and reward employees
Autism affects one of every 88 children in Tennessee, according to the CDC.
Rutherford County property assessor denies any wrongdoing
Unemployment benefits created quite a discussion in the House of Representatives’ Thursday sessions.
Concrete executives united to construct the foundation of the historical 9/11 Memorial’s I-beam from the World Trade Center this week at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
New technology brings history to life for travelers
Linebaugh Library is offering a unique opportunity for the community to learn about two recently published works that relate directly to the history of Murfreesboro.
RuCo schools dominate state archery tournament
Birdsong Hollow Farm sells world of folks on gardening
A new $20,000 grant from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter will help MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services boost its text-messaging campaign aimed at improving young women’s health.
A lot of people are counting on your inability to understand their writing to protect their jobs and enhance their companies’ bottom lines.
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
MTSU offers countless activities to the public, but many of the goings-on fall behind the scenes,like the Historic Cell Phone Tour of campus offered by the Albert Gore Research Center.
RCSO confiscates record amount of the drug in rural Florence
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
Tennessee’s hills are as famous as the numerous songs that have been inspired by the striking landscape, but strip-mining threatens more than just scenic views, a group of MTSU students said.
Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act."
The midstate experienced its warmest winter since 1971 and warmest March since 1907, according to data collected by the National Weather Service.
Four candidates will be considered for the director of schools position, the Rutherford County School Board announced Tuesday.
Wilson Elementary student shows off knowledge to Leno
Descendant tracks namesake of Stones River
Legislation could weaken federal patient privacy laws
Pump prices have steadily increased week after week since Jan. 1. Today, the national average is almost 10 cents away from $4 a gallon.
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearings Monday about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Trove of documents show development of Uncle Dave Macon Days
Chris Young aims for sixth consecutive No. 1 tune
As we approach this incomparable time of year, when all things display their uniqueness and rebirth, we ourselves are able to start anew.
I have been gardening for more than 60 years, starting with my mom’s garden, which was very large and played a serious role in providing food for a family of 15.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Beachaven Winery is one of Tennessee’s 32 wineries.
Authors and Civil War historians Michael Bradley and Shirley Farris Jones track the compelling story of the Civil War in our community in the latest book, Murfreesboro in the Civil War.
‘Murfreesboro in the Civil War’ examines town’s history
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
State Rep. Jimmy Naifeh of Covington is being honored with the Governor Ned Ray McWherter Legacy Award for his decades-long career in public service.
Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to serve as keynote speaker Thursday, March 15, during the 245th birthday celebration of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage.
Women to air past and present perspectives with eye to the future
What historic Sewart Air Base (closed 1972) brought to Smyrna, cannot be measured in the present.
Race down Short Mountain to Readyville Mill
Tennessee ranks as the third most favorable state, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey results.
Man caught with meth outside hotel; Student raped near campus; Manager discovers well-made counterfeit bill; and La Vergne robbery suspect arrested
Stones River National Battlefield wasn’t only important to the course of the Civil War, it’s also important to the course of Rutherford County.
The director of operations for a Davidson County jail was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) was honored this week with a prestigious award for his work to protect Tennessee’s environment.
The woman accused of having sex with a teenage runaway outside of a Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro is scheduled to appear Thursday in court.
A new study suggests boys who act like girls and girls who act like boys are at risk of abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
With current outstanding student loan debt hovering at $983.5 billion and national unemployment rates topping 8 percent, the country’s housing market will continue to suffer, experts say.
“We must never forget our history,” said J. Edgar Hoover.
Local volunteers added nearly 1,000 plants Saturday near the site of one of the bloodiest engagements of the Battle of Stones River.
New book tells city’s history through photos
Rutherford County horse was infected with the type of rabies virus found in skunks in Tennessee.
Annual event names award winners
This week, The Murfreesboro Post profiled the Republican candidates for Rutherford County assessor of property. For the Democrats, Rob Mitchell is the only primary candidate.
Communication with parents and the School Board, as well as maintaining high test scores are the biggest concerns from the more than 300 Rutherford County residents who provided input about the qualities they would like to see in the next director of schools.
Local governments lose lawsuit to impose additional taxes
For 2012 Invention Convention at Murphy Center
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
Longtime distillers come out of shadows
The individual mandate, which is the centerpiece of the new law, is the requirement that almost all people in the United States buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS for failing to do so.
MTSU alumna to turn experience into film
A firestorm erupted last week after a local news station reported the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office used a questionable group to conduct anti-terrorism training for deputies.
This week, The Murfreesboro Post profiled the Republican candidates for Rutherford County road superintendent.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is seeking licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and will host a nursing career fair Feb. 21 for these positions only.
Sherrod Bryant challenges modern notions of U.S. history
Rutherford County teachers are among the most effective in the state based on value-added learning gains, a new state report shows.
Are regional Veterans Administration officials concerned about soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with substance abuse issues?
The MTSU Poll’s newly released Spring 2012 Partisan Profiles reveals which demographic traits tend to distinguish Tennessee’s Republicans, Democrats and independents from each other.
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
Residents have until noon Friday to provide input on what criteria should be emphasized in the screening and selection process for the next director of Rutherford County Schools.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its initial lineup for the 2012 festival.
The rise of genetically modified foods has put agriculture at a crossroads in Tennessee and around the nation, and some believe it is also putting food safety at risk.
Motlow State Community College presented a request Thursday, which was approved for the full commission, for $200,000 toward expanding its Smyrna campus to the Budget and Finance Committee.
Rutherford County’s state legislative delegation informed citizens of their efforts in the Tennessee General Assembly and fielded questions from area residents on a wide range of topics during the Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Connection event Friday morning at the Chamber’s headquarters on Medical Center Parkway.
Peebles benefits family, community
The Tennessee Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus has awarded Mona K. Herring, vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, with the Tennessee Tourism Spotlight Award.
Ken Oldham preaches to cowboys, makes their saddles
The Tuskegee Airmenwere American’s first African-American military aviators.
NASHVILLE - After 21 months of increased state revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a bill that would lower the sales tax on food purchases in Tennessee, and also broaden the state's inheritance tax exemption.
All three flying wings in Tennessee will be affected by the changes that support the August 2011 Budget Control Act.
In 1872 Sampson Keeble became state’s first black representative
State Rep. Rick Womick’s stand for private property rights could have unintended consequences, a local attorney said.
Harshly criticize changes to how teachers are evaluated, paid
EBT, credit will be accepted
As a young boy growing up in Murfreesboro some 30 years ago, Ricky Turner knew he wanted better for himself and his future family.
Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from a 45-man Smyrna-based Air Medivac unit leave Saturday on the first leg of a journey taking them to Afghanistan on a one-year deployment.
The General Francis Nash Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented the Chapter Media Award to Dan Whittle and retired Lt. Col. Hooper Penuel.
Southern author looks to history for inspiration
The MTSU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will hold a political debate Feb. 8 on civil liberties on campus at 7 p.m.
MTSU alumna Linda Kennedy, one of the first five African-American students to attend the university in the 1960s, is being remembered as a lifelong K-12 educator and administrator who touched the lives of young people, colleagues and others.
Burglars are stealing jewelry, gold, electronics and guns during the day from homes in the southwestern part of Rutherford County and in nearby Williamson County.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the proposed $31 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes funding for construction of the new MTSU Science Building.
Murfreesboro man narrowly escapes injury
Middle Tennessee Medical Center took a final step toward its goal of becoming a regional medical facility with the grand opening of its Cancer Center earlier this week.
O’Connor lecture slated for next month
Murfreesboro author sponsors Christian conference
State Sen. Bill Ketron announced Monday he will not run for the U.S. House 4th District seat, citing family reasons and a weighty to-do list in the General Assembly.
Initiatives designed to reduce overall crime rate
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
Tennessee is home to two animals listed in a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition.
Tennessee is home to two animals listed in a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition.
Very seldom is it that an individual makes such noteworthy contributions to society that he is both honored with a splendid sculpture and a national holiday.
Murfreesboro resident Dawn White announced Saturday her candidacy for the Republican primary in the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives race.
Gov. Bill Haslam threw his support behind Republican presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney today.
Rutherford County residents could be reassigned to the 4th Congressional District under the proposed redistricting plan being considered by state legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly.
More clout for MTSU community
More optimism in the industry right now
Larry the Cable Guy continues to ‘Git-R-Done’
NASHVILLE - The Hermitage will commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 on Jan. 8 with a full slate of activities.
Gov. Bill Haslam has commissioned an outside review of Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system.
Would-be assassin caught with weapons
Every year is marked by controversy, trials and crime – in other words: news.
Make sure you’ve packed some tissues in the saddlebag.
Chiropractor treats both people and horses
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
Nashville will be only stop in Southeast during 2013 tour of revered document
Fourth Hall of Fame for basketball coaching legend
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper on Tuesday signed a bipartisan letter asking the White House to support a six-year transportation bill.
The threat of losing federal funding has parents of children who are intellectually and developmentally challenged (IDD) fearful that further cuts will threaten what little support they now have.
Rutherford County Schools ranks among the best school districts in the state, while Murfreesboro City Schools improved in key areas, according to the 2011 Tennessee Report Card on K-12 Education, which was released Friday.
The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
Smyrna’s Community Servants help Myanmar refugees
President Barack Obama is urging companies to take advantage of a new law giving various tax credits to businesses that hire long-term unemployed and disabled veterans as soon as possible.
Rutherford County’s Historical Society has experienced extensive growth in the past few years, drawing financial security from the Lurlene Rushing Foundation and recently receiving its own permanent location.
Residents are invited to celebrate the release of Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy with members of the university community Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building on campus.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with Mothers Against Drunk Driving for a new awareness campaign called “Tie One on for Safety.”
Citizens who have lawfully obtained a handgun carry permit should be permitted to have their weapon on a college campus, according to the MTSU organization Raiders for the Right to Bear Arms.
From Friday through Sunday, the owner-artists of six studios and galleries, along with invited guest artists, will be open and free to the public for demonstrations and shopping.
If there’s one thing organizers of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial Celebration want the public to remember, it’s the importance of history.
Stones River National Battlefield will open its new entrance to the park Tuesday at the gate on Thompson Lane across from the New Vision Baptist Church.
Riverdale cruises past Blackman to advance To quarterfinals in state playoffs
Rustic millionth book chronicles part of early Tennessee history
The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
Blackman’s Mathers named one of top backs in state
Local women turn past time into history book
Bragg, Gaither oppose secret meetings proposal
For the first time in more than 200 years, Short Mountain whiskey is legal.
Rutherford County will have a mild winter if the woolly worms and the National Weather Service are to be believed.
Middle Tennessee fell behind early to the Tennessee Volunteers and never recovered, dropping a 24-0 decision at Neyland Stadium. TMP/D. Gardonia
City TV continues its Bicentennial Series, Murfreesboro Storytellers, with the November program featuring the theme, “Our Beginnings.”
A voter registration card will no longer cut it when voting in Rutherford County as changes to state voting laws now require photo identification.
Democrats grumble over President Barack Obama's support
Tennesseans may think Barack Obama is the worst U.S. President ever, the newly released MT Poll suggests.
State Sens. Jim Tracy and Bill Ketron announced Thursday during the fiscal year 2012 the county will receive approximately $430.45 million in state appropriations.
Part of the problem is that many states are suffering from declining revenues and cannot keep up with the rapidly growing backlog of aging bridges.
Stones River National Battlefield will present an encampment and living history programs this weekend at Fortress Rosecrans.
The future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will be a beacon to Muslims around the world as a place of religious freedom, according to Imam Ossama Bahloul.
Tennessee had formally requested a waiver in July.
An 81-year-old Murfreesboro woman is seeking more than $1.5 million in damages against a local certified public accountant for allegedly mismanaging her retirement fund.
Poll suggests public suspicious of government expansion
The Sam Davis Home Quilt Show will be open to the public Sept. 15-18 for its annual Quilt Show.
Three-year grant funds policy advocacy, distribution of health risk information
MTSU alumni reflect on time at university
The greatest threat to the country's economic stability has been the lack of courage to solve the fiscal crisis, but the debt ceiling compromise was a step in the right direction, said U.S. Sen. Bob Corker during a luncheon Wednesday.
The Republican Party is standing behind U.S. Rep. Diane Black’s decision to vote in support of the debt ceiling compromise, despite the onslaught of criticism from some members of the Tea Party.
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Stones River National Battlefield presents programs that highlight the stories of Middle Tennessee Confederates in the Battle of Stones River.
New historical signs tell where we’ve been not where to go
Confederate soldier’s resting place found 149 years later
Demonstration to honor the Pioneer Brigade & Chicago Board of Trade Battery at Stones River National Battlefield
Crews work to break down, salvage old hospital
Local man commissioned to craft rifles for Confederate Army
Or the story behind my ‘real-life Yankee grandfather’
Calls on anyone with information to contact authorities immediately, one case includes missing Shelbyville teacher
The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA), Rutherford County Chapter will hold its annual membership meeting Saturday morning with the unveiling of a marker at the 1917 building of Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center.
Enjoy a summer stroll through the North Maney Avenue Historic District with the staff of Oaklands Historic House Museum and experience the architecture of Murfreesboro’s first subdivision, called Maney’s Addition.
Sherrod Bryant’s historic marker finally comes to rest in Long Hunter Bryant’s Grove Park
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
Set against the turbulent, raw-edged backdrop of the American Civil War, "The Andersonville Trial" is a striking courtroom drama that is just as relevant today as it was when the real trial was being conducted in 1865.
Murfreesboro is having a big - really big - birthday party beginning in October. Consider this your personal invitation.
A workshop designed to discuss African-American community building in the post-Civil War South will be held Tuesday, May 24 at the Bradley Academy Museum.
A rare public display of a prolific Civil War instrument of death, to wit, a sniper’s rifle is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Rutherford County Court House.
Crime dropped statewide last year, a newly released report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows.
The documentary will highlight the emotional impact music had on soldiers during the Civil War.
MTSU students create traveling exhibit for Civil War's 150th anniversary
On Saturday, April 23, park rangers and volunteers invite young visitors and their families to Stones River National Battlefield to celebrate Junior Ranger Day.
Efforts to save, restore York Institute extends across the globe
Five-year project to locate every black cemetery in the county.
RuCo, Middle Tennessee play vital role in Allied win over Axis Powers in WWII
Rutherford remembers the 2nd Army from the early 1940s
When the Tennessee Legislature agreed on Oct. 17, 1811 to establish Rutherford County’s seat near where Lytle and Town creeks meet, few dreamed it would become the metropolis it has become.
Book takes readers on journey through history
On Saturday, Dec. 11, Stones River National Battlefield will present programs that tell the stories of soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Cedars.
A Davidson County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Murfreesboro-based Barrett Firearms Manufacturing against the Tennessee Department of Transportation over an access road to the company's Rutherford County plant.
State archivists to appear at the Rutherford County Archives on Aug. 6 in search of Civil War memorabilia
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released the 2009 “Crime on Campus” Report.
In honor of Women's History Month, Jones remembers her great-grandmother.
As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s beginning approaches, Middle Tennesseans have a timely opportunity to learn more about the men who fought in that devastating conflict, thanks to an upcoming symposium.
War's 150th anniversary draws special attention
The city of Murfreesboro presented red-light camera data to Rutherford County’s legislative delegation Friday morning.
As a kickoff to Linebaugh Library’s Winter Reading Program, New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks will appear at Linebaugh Library on Jan. 23.
President's Father died here in 1863
Only 147 years ago this month, these 650 pastoral acres — and 3,000 more now outside the park boundary — were ablaze with one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War
Stones River National Battlefield received $1.5 million, which will be used to improve the entrance on Thompson Lane and continue construction of the much-needed access roads for the tour bus route.
Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the CSA, came to review the troops.
Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Murfreesboro) said that he has been informed that seven agencies in District 16, which he represents, will receive Highway Safety Grants.
Maney Hall will be the site of the preview party and tasting of the new Oaklands Historic House Museum cookbook, Dining With Oaklands.
Does the ghost of a headless horseman still haunt Stones River Battlefield? Yes, if you believe anonymous witnesses to the sight and postings on the Internet.
Stones River National Battlefield will present an encampment and living
history programs at Fortress Rosecrans on Oct. 17-18.
The sons of two Civil War veterans who fought for separate causes will meet for the first time over the unearthed remains of an unknown soldier, whose body never made it home from the battlefield 145 years ago.
The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, is accepting nominations through its website for an annual report on endangered Civil War battlefields.
Constant communication was key to Union Army of the Cumberland’s success in Middle Tennessee.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Rutherford County Courthouse, here are the Top 10 monuments surrounding the distinctive building.
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, Stones River National Battlefield will present programs that highlight how the Battle of Stones River can be perceived in many different ways.
Battlefield examines life-changing plight
For those of us who are really “into the Civil War,” sometimes it is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern day world to take a journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of our Civil War ancestors.