President to speak at Antioch high school
A look back at electricity in Rutherford County
More than 94.5 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season.
The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.
Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.
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.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.
After gas prices jumped on the announcement of the government reopening, bearish fundamentals have pushed them back down.
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.
Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference
A Federal Reserve that argues it must prop up the economy with massive stimulus does not engender trust in that economy.
Although gas prices are more than last week, overall they still remain about 20 to 25 cents less than last year's averages for the Labor Day weekend.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.
Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.
Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.
Americans are now doing in mass numbers what many people, including yours truly, have been doing for years – driving their cars until they can’t be driven anymore.
Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.
Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.
Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.
Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.
Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week
While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.
The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.
For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.
If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.
The Consumer Price Index for increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this week.
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.
Those taxes Americans paid to the federal government in April are coming from less and less pretax income, and change is not in the offing, according to Middle Tennessee State University economist.
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable across the Southeast in recent weeks, motorists could see pump prices move a little higher because the cost of a barrel of oil increased on positive employment data.
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans slightly declined in May to 7.3 percent, according to data the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
$16.8 million Coffee County investment to create 104 new jobs.
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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.
I would like to prevail upon the people to give some thought into legalizing gold and silver as a medium of exchange and not subject to sales tax in Tennessee.
Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices yo-yoed.
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low.
Middle Tennessee's housing marketing continues trending upward, according to newly released home sales data.
The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead.
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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.
Employers may register to attend the fair by going to the Career Center’s website.
Retail gas prices continue on a downward path this week and remain below year-ago levels.
AEDC’s Department of Defense employees have a program available to resolve personal problems before these issues interfere with their work.
For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated.
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
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.
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
Following his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama drew little praise from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who described the speech as an attempt to defy reality.
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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.
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand.
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
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.
Mortgage rates have reached the highest level since September 2012, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate jumping to 3.67 percent last week, according to analysts.
With a 28 percent increase in local home sales volume, 2012 turned out to be the year that the real estate market turned the corner.
After 15 years, one local business is adding another branch to its company.
In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement.
The national average for regular retail gasoline on Jan. 1 held the record for the highest average in history.
Nearly one million seniors in Tennessee could see cuts to their Social Security benefits.
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
The first time I pulled open the door to walk inside, I admit I had mixed feelings: I needed to conduct my business as quickly as possible and vacate the premise as quickly as possible.
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1 trillion in exchange for reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
FirstBank has repaid the U.S. Department of the Treasury the $50 million it received as part of the Capital Purchase Program, FirstBank President Chris Holmes announced.
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
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.
According to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of employed young people fell to its lowest level in 50 years in 2011.
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
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.
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
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.
Home sales in Rutherford County took an unexpected turn for the better last month.
The story of sugar’s prominence as the “white gold” of the Caribbean will be told at the world premiere of an MTSU professor’s new documentary.
The Career Solutions center in Antioch will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday for Automation Personnel Services.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 per gallon Sunday.
Sales did go down in September, but they unexpectedly went back up in October.
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.
Total employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
American citizens are guaranteed rights to life, liberty and property on paper according to the Fourteenth Amendment, but statistics show that is far from reality for too many people.
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
Rutherford County finally experienced a dip in home sales last month – a seasonal decrease that is to be expected during cooler months.
Many in the real estate industry feel that within about eight months the reasonably good lot sites will be substantially gone.
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and officials with Goodwill say they are committed to helping them find a job.
When it comes to current students and graduates finding internships and employment, Middle Tennessee State University has quite a pipeline to media outlets in Nashville.
Anniversary bash slated for October
Murphy Center event open to students, alumni
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to start a new workforce development program targeting military personnel who are within six months of leaving service.
As the nation’s economy continues to regain its strength, jobs are more important than ever, and Rutherford County is doing its part to ensure stability in the local market.
Rutherford County’s new property assessor announced Monday the office has settled more than 400 outstanding appeals cases.
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.
When it comes to taxes and who is or isn't paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction.
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
MTMC has rescheduled the Sept. 20 Think About It educational session for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon-1p.m. in the same location.
Friday is the deadline to register for the 20th annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference.
If the past is any indication, some hot-button issues will consume more and more radio and television time until the election in November.
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
Gasoline prices are on the rise again, and the arrivals of Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Isaac will only increase them further, but that won’t stop Americans from traveling this year.
A McMansion is a curious thing.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, local real estate expert Steven Dotson continues to emphasize an improvement in home sales.
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
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.
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.
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
The two-way radios currently used by Murfreesboro police date back to the early 1970s
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
Recently, a controversy ignited after testing revealed many apple juice products being sold in America contained a level of arsenic higher than what is permitted in drinking water.
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.
Home sales in Rutherford County continued an upward climb in May, newly released data shows.
Settled into new offices in the heart of Murfreesboro’s signature Gateway business district, FNB Mortgage has added five new staff members.
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.
Murfreesboro is abuzz with construction with several subdivisions, apartment complexes and restaurants currently or nearing being built.
Officials and business leaders from 10 Middle Tennessee counties gathered May 23 to discuss regional collaboration and its role in making the area attractive for businesses.
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
Middle Tennessee State University’s most recent graduates are entering the nation’s toughest job market in decades but that doesn't dampen their enthusiasm.
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
The economy remains the No. 1 topic of conversation throughout the country.
On Thursday, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to decrease the sales tax on grocery food and raised the exemption threshold for the inheritance tax – but not without some contentious exchanges among members.
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
IRS extends deadline to April 17
Struggling homeowners find hope in NeighborWorks
The demolition company expects to be finished with property by April 1
Mobile apps gaining ground among small-business owners
After months of anticipation, North Murfreesboro residents’ can finally quench their cravings for Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
Slowly but surely, the economy is heading toward overall improvement, various indicators show.
February, third quarter sales show steady growth
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.
Driving halfway across the U.S., using only one-half gallon of gasoline you pay for at the pump, MTSU professor Cliff Ricketts is more than halfway toward his 2012 goal of motoring coast to coast on 10 gallons of gas or less.
Tennessee’s average price rose 3 cents from last week.
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.
Attention all pet owners: Kelton’s wants to feature Fido (or Kitty or Polly) as its Pet of the Week.
Unrest in Africa, Middle East blamed for spike in crude oil, gas prices
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
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.
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.
The Blue Porch expands with restaurant in Woodbury
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Rutherford County decreased 0.4 percentage point to 6.7 percent in December.
United Way funds multiple agencies that give hand up to homeless
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
With foreclosures still looming over the housing market and continued lack of job security on the horizon, many residents have opted for a more temporary means of housing – rentals.
Studio Goddess to open M’boro location
With the growth of Medical Center Parkway, two local businessmen have decided to follow suit.
More optimism in the industry right now
Fannie Mae offers HomePath lending initiative to spur sales
City leaders close deal with Amazon
The Murfreesboro Planning Commission approved several requests for property development Wednesday - proof that the real estate market is beginning to coming back to life in Rutherford County
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
La Vergne city leaders announced Tuesday construction crews opened a finished section of the Waldron Road expansion project and stores located along that stretch of road are open for business.
Shoppers tend to stick close to home
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
Healthy food choices for local residents
A special census is underway over a 283-acre annexed area on the city’s west side to find out how many new city customers there are to provide the City of Murfreesboro’s many services for.
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
The U.S. Senate voted in favor Thursday of a bill giving tax credits to businesses that hire long-term unemployed and disabled military veterans.
As closings increase, prices remain erratic
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening to discuss several recommendations by city departments, including a few items regarding "Project Tango."
The time has come to turn jack-o-lanterns into pumpkin pie – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nation’s biggest shopping day is right behind it.
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.
Group to stage protest Thursday at state capitol
Lays out $447 billion jobs plan, promises is paid for
Change in banking regs means fees for account holders
Group works to put food in mouths of hungry
Friday, U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN), released the following statement on the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Mandatory training for some 140 Rutherford County Adult Detention deputies will be conducted in-house next fiscal year, saving travel money and time away from the facility, the training coordinator said.
Board of Regents votes to approve a nearly 10 percent hike in tuition at MTSU.
Economic growth remains strong
U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) met with Murfreesboro residents to discuss the current debt crisis facing the country at a town hall meeting Tuesday.
The U.S. dollar dropped to a 16-month low against the euro last week and pushed crude prices to settle Thursday, during the shortened trading week, at $112.29 a barrel.
Oil and gas prices spiked last week after concerns Libya's oil exports would be disrupted became a reality.
Commissioners disagree on who should pay for traffic improvements.
Clean energy could attract billions of dollars in clean power investments over the next decade to the U.S., and some Tennessee projects are leading the way.
A Tennessee Valley Authority program identified Murfreesboro as one of a dozen sites in the Southeast as prime locations for developing a data center industry.
The MTSU Career Development Center will serve as host to the 2010 Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
High-earning taxpayers already get a significant tax break, because the Volunteer state relies almost solely on sales tax to fund the government.
County still above national average
The zoning change has broader implications for future development.
The county's Budget Committee held its third meeting to review the 2010-2011 budget Thursday night.
Seasonally adjusted rate down 0.1 percentage point from March
As a financial reform bill makes its way through Congress, a new poll shows more than 50 percent of Tennesseans like the idea of tighter regulations for Wall Street.
Tennessee revenue collections improved in April with a net positive growth of 2.23% over April collections one year ago.
Poll found that Americans believe the financial reform being debated in Congress is vital to returning confidence to the economy.
Legislature looks to lower tax on food
SmartMove stages Homebuyer weekend
County Commission approves designation, funds to renovate McFadden
Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg said city and county will make it out of the economic storm battered, but not broken.
Demand creates need for additional growth
The new program will train recent college-graduates who wish to teach in high-need subject area in grades 7-12.
Local business growing confident about new year
State legislative delegation warns of more tough budget times ahead
Read to Succeed invites the community to read “The Soloist” by Steven Lopez for the 2010 One Book Community Read.
Trying not to splurge for the holidays
Rutherford County's unemployment rate improves to 9.3 percent.
Tennessee Valley Corridor Conference tries to build "new economy"
Tennessee's unemployment rate holds steady at 10.5 percent
Rutherford County’s economy may be stabilizing, said David Penn, director of MTSU’s Business & Economic Research Center.
Approval of handguns in parks and bars shot down, Obama approval declines
The county commission will consider accepting stimulus grants totaling almost $1 million Thursday night.
Tennessee has spent $214.9 million of $5.6 billion in stimulus funds and created more than 7,000 jobs.
First Allocation of Tennessee Stabilization Funds Approved to Save Jobs, Drive Reform
Mayor, Finance Director recommend 20.5 cents on property tax
Federal stimulus funds will allow the university will take this year to study and possibly implement the changes, along with many other proposed recommendations.
McPhee did recommend eliminating 23 majors and concentrations.
In Rutherford County, some of the money will benefit the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Meals-On-Wheels.
Temporary faculty, June Anderson Women's Center, some majors and departments may be cut. WMOT, Sidelines saved.
Can Rutherford County Schools fix the county’s wheel tax evasion problem?
Cutting trips, staying home two alternatives for residents
A greeting card sent in 1953 wishing the president and the entire State Farm Insurance corporation a Merry Christmas sealed the deal to bring the first major white-collar employer to Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro has been host to state high school state championship events such as basketball, volleyball and football for a number of years, but last year the city landed the grand-daddy of them all when the BlueCross Spring Fling came to town.