For a holiday that holds high in tradition, why must we ask ourselves every year, "what are we eating for Christmas dinner?"
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.
Why did the wise men from the east bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."
Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.
The sights and sounds of the holidays are all around us.
Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.
No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers.
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."
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.
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'
Christmas Day is Cyndie Verbeten's birthday, which might explain why she's been drawn to direct the last two holiday shows at The Center for the Arts.
A soft, shimmering glow moved across the wall as Eliza Jane spoke.
Greenhouse distributes gobblers, goodies to around 500.
This is a joyous time of year as we pause to reflect on the goodness that surrounds us and the blessings God has provided.
'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
Once again Dillard's Cool Springs is hosting its pre-holiday cosmetic and fragrance extravaganza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.
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.
As all the downtown bells around the Square began to ring and celebrate the arrival of 2014, the fifth annual NightWatch New Year’s Eve Celebration.
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 proximity of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to the celebration of the new year is one of those happy accidents that has quite a few fringe benefits.
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.
If you are still planning your holiday dinner menus for family functions this weekend, I have a simple but impressive stuffed pork chop recipe that you will love.
Artists to take Music City for New Year's Eve bash
In the fall of 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon had a problem.
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.
When I think about Christmas movies, of which there are many that are both good and bad, I can easily narrow down the list to one particular film.
Washington legacy still relevant today
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.
Thirty-six percent of consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet 1 in 5 reportedly rarely or never use one, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey.
Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season
They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.
Like many readers, you may be feeling the stress of Christmas season by now.
Toys for Tots needs volunteers for this Saturday's event.
Group collecting items to stuff Christmas stockings
During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.
Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun
It’s that time of year when we’re looking for gift ideas, and I would like to offer some suggestions for some of those on your list.
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.
Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
When the Murfreesboro Christmas parade heads down East Main Street, this year's grand marshal will be a local resident who helps the homeless on a daily basis.
As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many people who are unemployed and looking for work, especially those with disabilities.
In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.
Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2013 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
Local nonprofit organization Special Kids Inc. is in need of sponsors to donate necessities for families in need this holiday season as part of its annual Cornelius Christmas program.
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
The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.
It’s that time of the year when I like to offer suggestions on decorating your house for Christmas.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
Murfreesboro theater to present Christmas play
At Middle Tennessee State University, we can be thankful for many things.
In my family, we go big for any cause for celebration, but the holiday that we have always assigned the most tradition to has always been Thanksgiving.
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.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are discouraging the residential use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers in light of recent incidents.
With Thanksgiving at hand, it’s fitting to reflect back on the original festival, when the Pilgrims invited neighboring Indians over to eat turkey.
Former agent reflects on Oswald family
There are many wonderful things for which I am thankful this year, with my family and my health topping the list.
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.
Black Friday shoppers are in for a treat at Stones River Mall this season.
Secret Service agent reflects on assassination
What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.
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.
Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the food court at Stones River Mall.
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.
For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
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 Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.
Henson helps new artists find their way
The columnist mentioned that Thanksgiving comes very late this year, on Thursday, Nov. 28 – making for a relatively short holiday shopping season.
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.
Murfreesboro City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.
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 holiday season kicks off soon with “Let Freedom Ring: A Veterans Day Celebration” on Friday, Nov. 8.
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
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
Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
Children dressed in costumes are invited to trick or treat from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Thousands of children are expected to follow a candy trail on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
If you haven’t tried replacing boneless, skinless thighs in place of chicken breasts every once in a while, you are missing out.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
City to mark holiday with screaming good time
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
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.
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.
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.
The days of six classes of Division I high school football in Tennessee may be numbered. Now in its fifth year of existence, the current classification plan has survived despite a great deal of criticism.
The 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
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 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.
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.
As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.
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.
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.
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.
Because I sew, paint and enjoy crafts in general, it blows my mind that one of our largest local craft stores has all its Christmas merchandise on the shelves now.
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
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
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.
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.
The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.
Middle Tennessee set record for lowest high for July 4th.
The Tennessee Literacy Coalition is getting a redesign thanks to the creative genius of more than 30 volunteers.
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
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.
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.
The Fourth of July of celebration in La Vergne has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 1, due to heavy rain.
Celebration Under the Stars will still be held at McKnight Park in recognition of the Fourth of July, Murfreesboro officials announced Thursday morning.
Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.
Murfreesboro authorities will be stepping up patrol efforts and their presence this Fourth of July in an effort to keep residents safe this holiday.
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.
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.
Southeast gas prices remained relatively stable from last week after oil prices fell following an increase in the value of the U.S. dollar.
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
Stones River Mall invites local shoppers to get into the spirit of Red, White and Blue by giving blood this Independence Day.
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.
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
Because Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, I have decided to dedicate this article to barbecue side dishes.
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
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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.
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
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.
Events to be held across Middle Tennessee
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.
The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club presents the fifth annual Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance over Memorial Day weekend.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Our Easter was anything but ordinary this year.
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.
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.
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
At our house, Easter means sunrise services preceded by a week of church liturgical services.
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.
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
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.
The Easter Bunny’s weekend starts early on Saturday, March 30, in La Vergne.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day has been a time of celebration during the last couple of years of my life.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Recent rumors about Hastings planning to close its Murfreesboro location are just that – rumors.
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.
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
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.
The exhibit features 19 over-sized portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
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.
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 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.
Students Active for Feminism and Equality will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special screening of a documentary aimed at helping women be safe.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Lamplighter’s Theatre Company is offering the best love story many have never heard of, “Last Train To Nibroc.”
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.
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.
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
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.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
Is it because it’s the first of the year that my mind is bouncing around with so many things to do? Or is it because we’ve been so busy since Thanksgiving that I feel so burdened?
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.
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
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.
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.
Lawmakers throughout Tennessee gathered Tuesday in Nashville for the opening gavel of the 108th General Assembly.
It’s been two weeks since Christmas left, and I still feel like I’ve been run over by a freight train.
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.
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.
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
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.
This was our year to have the grandchildren for Christmas, and they came like a windstorm and left like a tornado. Things are normally fairly calm around here, but when all that activity arrives, it is mayhem.
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.
"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.
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
I told my daughter Beth there aren’t any surprises in Christmas any more. I remember more surprises in earlier years.
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
Raise your hand if you have heard that poinsettias are poisonous. Is that a myth or fact?
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.
Uptown Murfreesboro has been beautifully transformed with sparkling lights and colorfully decorated shops for the month-long holiday celebration.
Residents donate to child abuse victims
As the bell tolls midnight on the final days of 2012, people across the world will kick off their New Year’s resolutions.
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.
One of the traditions we enjoy on my husband's side of the family on Christmas morning is a delicious brunch with the whole family.
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
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.
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
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.
The Nashville Children's Theatre will be collecting donations for Project Linus during the run of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" this month.
In hospitals and rehabilitation centers, there are veterans recovering from painful wounds. Some are learning how to use prosthetic devices, while others have wounds that don’t show on the outside.
Jolly St. Nick tours Murfreesboro
While I’ve been decking the halls a little less this year, I have found several things that have made my life simpler and would like to share them with you.
The first known Tennessee militia mobilization was organized by Capt. Evan Shelby in 1774.
Selecting the right holiday greeting cards is a little more complicated than it used to be.
Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department took children shopping at the Wal-Mart on Saturday during the annual Shop With A Cop program.
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.
The Sunshine Players will stage the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” beginning Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Patterson Park Community Center Theatre in Murfreesboro.
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.
While 'tis the season to be jolly, Mother Nature overturned my holiday plans by presenting me with a nasty abdominal virus this week.
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
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.
Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bell
Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday.
Whether you have been a long-time J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast, or are merely passing acquaintances, "Letters from Father Christmas" deserve a spot on your bookshelf, if for no other time than the holidays.
Do you believe in Santa Claus? For children, there should only be one answer to that question – and the Guardians want to keep it that way.
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.
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
If you’re reading this on Sunday there are 23 days left until Christmas and you may still be looking for that “perfect” gift.
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.
Now that Christmas Day is just around the corner, there is sure to be a few parties coming up that require you to bring a dish.
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
The date is set once again for Porter Flea, a modern handmade market that showcases items from art and paper goods, jewelry, apparel, furniture and much more.
While holiday lights sparkle, lone blue lights are visible in some windows as a tribute to the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
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 reality is that this can also be one of the most tense and stressful times of the year for many people.
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.
It’s that time of year when papers, magazines and notes start finding their way into stacks. And it’s already getting on my last nerve.
A group of several organizations at MTSU have banded together to make the season a bit brighter for local children who are less fortunate.
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.
Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Murfreesboro will hold The Elf on the Shelf Storytime and Adopt-an-Elf event Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m.
One of my favorite activities leading up to Christmas is to volunteer as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
Well, Bubba, if you missed the Sunday grand opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, all I have to say is you missed some good hummus. And the falafel was mighty fine, too.
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
Both the National League and American League CY Young Award winners, David Price and RA Dickey, have ties to the midstate.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
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.
The Write Impression stationery and gift store has released the second piece of the Exclusively, Murfreesboro collection for the holiday season.
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.
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
These last few weeks of fall weather been beautiful, haven’t they?
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.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department would like to share a few safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe.
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.
Some of the magic of the Black Friday sales extravaganza escapes me, I must admit.
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
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
Campaign helps make dreams a reality
Various communities and organizations across Rutherford County will celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Country star sings for the holidays
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.
On Friday, Dec. 7, the Rutherford County Courthouse comes aglow as the community comes together for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives and deputies will join state parole officers Halloween night to ensure violent sex offenders and those with GPS tracking devices aren’t celebrating Halloween.
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.
Local shops on Murfreesboro’s downtown Square will exchange their ghouls and goblins for red bows and jingle bells next weekend during the annual two-day Downtown Holiday Open House.
As children get ready to collect their Halloween treats, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a fun and safe Halloween.
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.
Do you want to invest in your community, but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
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 Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will be holding two autumn-themed events Friday, Oct. 19, to celebrate the Halloween season.
For many years, there has been an effort to combine the holidays from October through December.
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.
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.
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
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.
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.
Frighten yourself into a monthlong film frenzy when the Student Programming and Activities Films Council brings October Scarefest, its annual offering of horror movies, back to the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
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.
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
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
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
Summer in Tennessee is telling us a lot about climate change and where we're headed in the future.
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.
Murfreesboro native participates in national party politics
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.
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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
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
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
Resolution allows sales of fireworks to continue and exempts Murfreesboro's Celebration Under The Stars from the ban.
Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who don't have summer classes to attend, or an organized reading program.
Outside the Tom H. Jackson Building on the Middle Tennessee State University campus, the MTSU Veterans Memorial offers a quiet place of reflection for people, particularly around patriotic holidays.
Smyrna is the latest Rutherford County city to ban the use of private fireworks this Fourth of July.
Residents urged not to use fireworks
Fireworks may be out of the question in Murfreesboro’s city limits this year.
In response to the announcement Monday of a ban on open burning in the city limits of Murfreesboro, the Fire Department has received several questions regarding fireworks and the upcoming Fourth of July Celebration.
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
State Sen. Jim Tracy formally announced Monday he will be a candidate for re-election to the 14th District in the Tennessee State Senate.
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.
Festival continues to adapt with times
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
Local cancer survivor looks to future
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.
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.
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.
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
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
The battlefield schedules annual events like flag placement and a Memorial Day program
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.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to step up efforts to enforce seat belt usage over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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.
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.
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.
New technology brings history to life for travelers
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
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 Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
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
La Vergne holds a special Easter egg hunt for people ages 12 with a GPS Egg Hunt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rutherford County horse was infected with the type of rabies virus found in skunks in Tennessee.
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
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.
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.
Murfreesboro resident Dawn White announced Saturday her candidacy for the Republican primary in the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives race.
MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
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’
Gov. Bill Haslam has commissioned an outside review of Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system.
Would-be assassin caught with weapons
Every year, warm bottles of champagne, coupled with bad cork-removal techniques are responsible for causing serious, potentially blinding eye injuries.
Local residents have a plethora of options for ringing in 2012.
Chiropractor treats both people and horses
The Child Advocacy Center passed out Christmas gifts to children and their families this week as part of the organization's annual donation drive.
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
Whimsical rock sculptures charm passers-by
Burglars are gathering Christmas presents by breaking into homes and cars in Rutherford County.
Brittany Project hands out more than 100 trees
The Franklin Heights and McFadden Elementary School communities got a sweet taste of the holidays last Friday night, thanks to New Vision Baptist Church.
People still have time to give to The Salvation Army this holiday season, contributing money through the famed red kettles and meeting your Angel Tree obligation.
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.
MTSU employee Lee Ann Newton finds herself and other volunteers in the final stages of Operation Christmas Care, a hometown project that sends Christmas cards and greetings to wounded soldiers.
Once again, Santa Claus will be making his pre-Christmas rounds through Murfreesboro on the Barkaroo Santa Express.
Here are 20 TV and movie must-haves ‘yule’ love
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.
Christmas at Cannonsburgh is an event intended to celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas and Murfreesboro’s 200th birthday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street.
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.
Stray cats can be seen throughout the City of Murfreesboro, whether walking the streets near campus or meowing for food around apartment complexes. This has been an issue for years, but it boils down to one solution – the spay and neuter of pets.
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
This is the time of year when Tennesseans are swamped with requests for end-of-year charitable donations.
The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
Southeast Baptist Church resurrects the village of Bethlehem from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 4 at 708 Minerva Drive.
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.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Chorale Society will partner once again to create the memorable music of Handel’s “Messiah” for the community next week.
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.
It was only weeks ago that tunes like “Monster Mash” and “Igor’s Party” were put away as October and Halloween passed by swiftly, giving way to November and the holiday season.
With the holiday season upon us, local retailers are offering great activities for both shopping and family outings. Keep reading for a list of up-coming specials and events.
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.
Fortunate Rutherford County residents are invited to share their blessings by eating at Toot’s restaurant Tuesday and making a donation to the Shop with a Cop drive.
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.”
On Friday, Rutherford County paid tribute to those who served and gave the supreme sacrifice to protect the United States.(Photos by D. Gardonia)
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.
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
Riverdale cruises past Blackman to advance To quarterfinals in state playoffs
Rustic millionth book chronicles part of early Tennessee history
Col. Michael Chinn, 7th Brigade commander at Fort Knox, Ky., congratulates Cadet Kimberly Isham from Franklin for being named Bold Warrior Challenge team MVP.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will salute military families in a Veterans Day fundraising special featuring stars including Jewel, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams.
Blackman’s Mathers named one of top backs in state
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Rutherford County will pay tribute to those who served and gave the supreme sacrifice to protect the U.S.A.
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
A voter registration card will no longer cut it when voting in Rutherford County as changes to state voting laws now require photo identification.
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.
As you begin shelling out dollars for gifts, think about spending that money at a locally owned business.
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.
Dracula,the Headless Horseman and bugs infest local theaters this month.
The dark shadow of the Angel of Death hovered frequently over many a household in 19th century Middle Tennessee.
Local site pumps up fall fun
MTSU Films Committee has just the dish for you
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.
Raring for a scaring? Dealing for a chilling?
Poll suggests public suspicious of government expansion
Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.
Three-year grant funds policy advocacy, distribution of health risk information
The auto emissions testing centers in the Sumner, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson Counties in Middle Tennessee will close this weekend for Labor Day.
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.
Calls on anyone with information to contact authorities immediately, one case includes missing Shelbyville teacher
No permit needed to put up a flag in Murfreesboro
The Rutherford County Republican Party will hold its Annual Picnic Saturday at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Rd.
Here are a few ideas for 4th of July holiday day trips
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
Crime dropped statewide last year, a newly released report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this quacker, traveling with Whit and Sara Wylie of Murfreesboro, relaxed at McDermott’s Pub in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.
Tennessee’s Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees.
Pennsylvania’s prognosticating groundhog has made it official: Spring is on the way. Photo courtesy of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
Tickets are now on sale for the 39th annual Groundhog Day luncheon in the James Union Building on MTSU's campus.
On Thanksgiving in the Year of Our Lord 2010, please join me in a recounting of a possible Top 10 reasons for this community to be most thankful this year.
Temperatures to fall overnight, flurries possible
President Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden.
Many cooks in Tennessee are planning "sustainable" Thanksgiving meals this year with naturally raised turkeys.
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.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released the 2009 “Crime on Campus” Report.
The city of Murfreesboro presented red-light camera data to Rutherford County’s legislative delegation Friday morning.
Smoked, fried turkeys both have their strong advocates
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.
Boro bash moves to McKnight Park
Local firearms manufacturer Barrett Enterprises has filed suit against Rutherford County and Tennessee’s Department of Transportation for $4.1 million plus court costs and attorney fees.
With all 48 precincts in, Rutherford County's 48th District House of Representatives race gave the Republican Party control of the next session of the Tennessee Legislature.
Sen. Jim Tracy recently announced his candidacy for the 16th District in the Tennessee State Senate by vowing to continue putting people before politics.
As congressional leaders look for answers to some of the nation’s pressing energy concerns, they may want to consider harnessing some of U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon’s energy.
February marks the beginning of Black History Month – a remembrance of important people and events of African American origin that began in 1926.
No matter what salutation you use, the staff of the Murfreesboro Post wishes you a happy holiday and a fabulous New Year.
According to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee needs at least $28.3 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of 2004-2009.
Gov. Phil Bredesen today instructed the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board to suspend further admissions at the Murfreesboro Veterans Home.
Most Rutherford County school children have at least been exposed to the story of Sam Davis, “the boy hero of the Confederacy.”
Lawns were not the only things affected by the extreme heat and drought, Tennessee’s fall harvest also baked in the August sun and became parched by the lack of rain.
August has proven to be one the hottest, if not the all-time hottest month since 1890, when weather was first recorded in Murfreesboro.
Surgeries for children, spouses and parents in Middle Tennessee are being delayed because of a blood shortage, an American Red Cross official said Thursday.
Convicts guilty of sexual offenses since 1940 must sign up for the state’s sexual offender registry beginning Aug. 1 under a new state law, a sheriff’s detective said.
Chancellor Robert Ewing Corlew III of Murfreesboro has applied for a vacant seat on the state Court of Appeals.
Murfreesboro citizens finally get some answers and a chance to comment Tuesday, July 17, on the low-level radioactive waste dumped at Middle Point landfill.
Two units of the Tennessee Army National Guard are being mobilized and scheduled for training at Camp Atterbury in Indiana.
Litterers beware. As of July 1, state law mandates citizens who report a suspect who is convicted of littering less than 5 pounds will receive a $50 reward.
Charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication in Murfreesboro against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones were continued until January to determine the outcome of coercion charges in Las Vegas.
More than $43,000 in grants have been awarded to Rutherford County organizations through the Tennessee Arts Commission, according to an announcement by Rep. John Hood and Sen. Jim Tracy.
Contrary to popular opinion, Rutherford County’s history didn’t begin with the Civil War. In fact, a number of the county’s founding fathers participated in the conflict – the Revolutionary War – that made this community possible.
State Sen. Jim Tracy said he has decided to introduce a bill to ban radioactive and nuclear dumping in Tennessee.
Oakland graduate Philip Pettitt Jr. describes his time at the U.S. Open as a learning experience.
Nashville - Gov. Phil Bredesen today appointed William C. Koch Jr. to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Teenagers wishing to purchase consumer fireworks must be at least 16 years old beginning July 1.
Gov. Phil Bredesen and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that the state will provide grants totaling more than $4.2 million to assist communities across Tennessee with processing waste tires for beneficial reuse in the coming year.
Homemade foods will be allowed back in Tennessee farmers' markets, including the popular Rutherford County Farmer's Market that operates at Cannonsburgh from June through October.
The Tennessee Senate Thursday passed SB 1325 that would ban smoking at most workplaces in the state.
NASHVILLE - Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett has named Murfreesboro resident Col. Terry A. Ethridge as the Chief of Staff for the Tennessee Army National Guard. He succeeds Col. Joseph Wells, of Paris, who retires in June.
Long-running rumors come to fruition as New York City firm proposes Bible-based theme park for Rutherford County.
Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation have announced the acquisition of five tracts totaling approximately 461 acres in Rutherford County.
One former employee of the Tennessee Department of Safety was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after she accepted bribes for driver's licenses and conspiracy.
Led by their German-born commander, the 36th Illinois stood their ground on what was left of the right wing of the Army of the Cumberland.
Col. Nicholas Greusel's unit had proved itself during the Battles of Pea Ridge and Perryville where his leadership resulted in him being elevated to brigade command.
The Tennessee Department of Safety has obtained a warrant in Rutherford County, charging state Sen. Jerry Cooper, of Morrison, with driving under the influence and speeding.
Unanswered questions still torture family three years after the murder of Dave Robertson, 56. He suffered a fatal gunshot wound April 6, 2004 while standing outside his Bradyville Pike home. He was a well-known building contractor in Rutherford County. His murder remains unsolved.
His frail mother, now 87, mourns daily and prays daily to know who killed her son and why. The unanswered questions overwhelm her.