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."
As local leaders tout a $189.5 million investment here by FedEx, the proposal still must go through Murfreesboro's annexation and rezoning process and a traffic study to determine how to move delivery trucks on congested roads.
Occasions Events provides venue for banquets, anniversaries and more.
Healthcare provider to create close to 400 jobs over the next five years.
Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
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.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
Human resources benefits administrative company to invest $2.9 million, create 120 new jobs.
Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.
NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.
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'
Advance Auto Parts is set to invest $24.5 million in a La Vergne distribution center and create 200 new jobs in Rutherford County, officials announced.
'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.
Houston-based Conn's HomePlus is set to build a distribution center in La Vergne, a $17 million investment expected to create 100 jobs, officials announced today.
Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
Objections voiced at stakeholders' meeting Tuesday
Kitchen & Bath Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create Approximately 600 New Jobs.
National athletic retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. opened its newest store in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
As a business leader and involved citizen in Murfreesboro, Agent Christopher Poplin of the Christopher Poplin Allstate Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015.
Sterling Organization vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla., has announced the acquisition of Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro. The asset was purchased via the firm's institutional fund Sterling Value Add Partners II, LP.
The deadline for college scholarship applications for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship program is quickly approaching.
An upscale grocery store proposed for a 15-acre tract on Memorial Boulevard could be The Fresh Market.
The daily lives of Rutherford County's Clark and Christi Powers do not differ too much from that of the everyday person, but their cause is one that is full of meaning and dates back to their childhood and upbringing.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on Sept. 18 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.
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.
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.
Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board.
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.
Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell wants to remind county business owners of a critical change in the business tax license renewal process --- the renewals must be filed online.
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.
Beginning next academic year, the service that makes sure MTSU students look their best when interviewing for jobs will have a permanent location.
Raiders’ Closet, the collection of donated gently used professional attire, will move into the former testing center next to the Career Development Center on the third floor of the Keathley University Center.
The time once again is at hand for Nashville’s premier, modern handmade market, Porter Flea. Taking place June 6-7, the market returns to the Track One building in Nashville for a consecutive time.
A seminar aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are will be held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on May 28 from 3-6 p.m.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we will be reflecting on past wars and honoring our veterans. We should all be proud to be living in Tennessee, the Volunteer State. During World War II, 315,501 residents of Tennessee served their country and 5,731 lost their lives.
Small business owners are invited to learn what options are available for themselves, their families and their businesses under the Affordable Health Care Act at seminar in Columbia on May 20.
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.
After making the rounds speaking with representatives from companies ranging from the Hershey Co. to Walgreens to PepsiCo, MTSU senior Tyler Baker was pleased with his visit to the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, career fair inside the Student Union Ballroom.
Coconut Bay Café celebrated its 15th year in business on Tuesday night, and at the same time, took advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community.
Business owners who have a relationship with a business banker have the benefit of an experienced partner to help them meet their business objectives.
The previous year was an advantageous one for Rutherford County and 2014 looks to be one with much promise as well.
When it comes to jobs, Rutherford County saw over 2,300 new jobs created and $283 million in capital investments were made by the relocation or expansion of companies operating in the county.
MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais accused his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of trying to buy the 4th District congressional seat to “further his own political career” and even compared him to President Barack Obama.
The Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report. It was the fifth business broken into in the past week and a half in Murfreesboro.
New Beginning Coaching Services announced this week that Jason B. Bour has been picked to speak at the Tennessee Department of Education’s Partners in Education Conference at the Opryland Hotel and Conference later this month.
Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.
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.
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. recently promoted Amber Johnson, of Murfreesboro, to the position of claims examiner, according to a press release.
Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.
Two high-producing mortgage loan officers have been promoted to vice president by First National Bank of McMinnville, company President Pieter van Vurren recently announced.
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.
AAA is holding a career fair next week in an effort to hire more than 100 people to fill roadside assistance customer advocate positions for its brand new customer interaction center.
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 to speak at Antioch high school
An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and ExpressJet Airlines recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.
President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech
Years ago, older and wiser friends and family advised us to travel while we still can, and not wait until it became too difficult because of age and ailments.
Tennessee Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program as a practice committed to delivering the highest quality in cancer care, company officials announced Tuesday.
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
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
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Nick Roerig and Gordon Shaffer, the owners of the Two Men And A Truck franchise are opening a new office in Murfreesboro, according to a recent announcement.
The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.
The city may be rapidly growing, but when it comes to businesses there are many that are still owned by individuals from right here in town.
Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?
Starting Tuesday, April 1, Tennessee newspapers that print public notices will also post them on the newspaper’s local website and upload them to a statewide website, www.tnpublicnotice.com, operated by the Tennessee Press Association.
Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.
We have watched Hyundai with great interest since the Korean company started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986, but we’ve been especially fascinated the last few years as it went from being the butt of jokes to being an industry leader.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
Amazon.com Inc. is actively hiring for more than 500 full-time positions with benefits starting at its fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, company officials recently announced.
Sherrill Pest Control has been recognized by Pest Control Technology, a national trade publication for the industry.
Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.
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.
Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.
Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, as well as the Tennessee State Museum, will be in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 24, to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.
A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.
We can’t think of any auto company that has made as massive of turnaround as Jaguar.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.
Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience
Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout
With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.
We’ve driven the latest generation Ford Focus and the Focus Electric and liked them both, but to us, they simply don’t compare to the latest offering, the Focus ST.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
Tangerine Salon and Spa has been named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 200 salons in the nation.
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.
A glimmer of hope appeared Tuesday for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate.
People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.
Stephen Ashburn, of Murfreesboro, said he sometimes feels as if he is like David taking on Goliath. He has the faith and believes his mission has merit, but knowing where to place his best shot is a little daunting.
A look back at electricity in Rutherford County
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.
The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations recently recognized Centerstone for its mental health services and community outreach efforts during its annual awards ceremony in Murfreesboro.
It is a Christmas wish that hundreds of children get every year, but for thousands more in the foster care system, especially those who are older, the wait for a forever family continues.
As more and more people try to quit smoking, the electronic cigarette industry continues to gain ground, including here in Rutherford County.
When a company sets out to reinvent the best-selling vehicle of all time – over 40 million sold worldwide to date – it has to work very carefully, especially when it comes to the design.
More than 94.5 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season.
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.
Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.
The 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.
Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.
Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.
More than food brings customers to rural eatery
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.
The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.
Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.
The United Way’s annual report for June 1, 2012, to July 30, 2013, is now available at www.yourlocaluw.org.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?
Three Middle Tennessee State University students recently earned cash for their business concepts after pitching them during the university’s first Student Business Idea Competition.
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.
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
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.
Chef recalls long career in spotlight
A longtime banker who once worked for Wilson Bank & Trust has rejoined the company as a financial adviser at the Northwest Broad Street location in Murfreesboro.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many people who are unemployed and looking for work, especially those with disabilities.
Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners.
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.
Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.
Elizabeth “Liz” Stuard has joined Roscoe Brown Inc. as service and sales representative, company officials recently announced.
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
MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.
Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2014, the Nissan Rogue is a product of the company’s Common Module Family architecture.
Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.
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.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.
The Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting a business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Former agent reflects on Oswald family
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.
Dr. Meredith Schweitzer has joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials recently announced.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of Dewayne King to vice president and retail regional manager.
Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.
Secret Service agent reflects on assassination
Mercedes-Benz has more models, variations and trims than any other automaker, and the model that brings the most cars to the list is the E-Class.
Guaranty Trust Company has announced the hiring of Bill Hart and Mark Wilson as wholesale account executives.
MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro will merge with the Franklin-based Network Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy bank, it was announced on Thursday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public feedback on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol that is required in gasoline.
What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.
MTSU launches new initiative at Lascassas farm
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
Special Kids Inc. broke ground Friday on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.
Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
The first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he will go on to success, according to a recent study.
A Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital employee has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Social Workers for her work as the program coordinator of the Ministry in Motion mobile health unit.
Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.
Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.
Research initiative launched at university farm
The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.
Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.
Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.
Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.
Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.
As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.
Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.
The national average for a gallon of gas is already less than it was during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, and prices could fall even more before then.
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
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.
The 2014 Acura RLX -- all new from the name up -- is advancing on the competition.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.
Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are supporting Second Harvest Food Bank this holiday season by launching a "Can Hunger" campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank.
Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”
Volunteers to celebrate building at VA hospital
The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.
Exit Realty Corp. International has honored one of the local leading real estate companies Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates with a top award.
The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.
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.
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
There may be lots of enchanted places in the world, but few can compare to Napa Valley, which is also home to some of the most magnificent resorts in the country.
Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.
Susan Brennan, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of Exchange Club Family Center.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
After gas prices jumped on the announcement of the government reopening, bearish fundamentals have pushed them back down.
The owners of Barker & Christol LLC, a Murfreesboro-based advertising and public relations firm, recently announced that Lee Rennick has assumed the role of vice president of marketing at the agency.
Staff Management | SMX announced Wednesday that it has more than 5,500 job openings for warehouse workers available.
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.
Sport Clips Haircuts, a place company officials say where it is good to be a guy, opened a new location Oct. 18 on 2037 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.
For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
I often hear that some new product is a “game changer,” but I can’t think of any recent new car that would fit that description – until now.
No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon inside Paulo Products Company after a machine malfunctioned.
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.
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.
Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.
Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.
Tennesseans flock to shooting range
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.
One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.
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.
More than 50 friends of Ken Davidson gathered recently at The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro to pay tribute to a man described as a brilliant marketing and promotions guru, creative photographer and videographer.
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.
As a publisher of a weekly newspaper, you find yourself doing a lot of different things. Both news and advertising become part of the daily routine.
It has been our experience, as we grow older and wiser, that we gravitate to more relaxed and refined things. The same goes for vehicles.
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
It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.
Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting
The days of six classes of Division I high school football in Tennessee may be numbered. Now in its fifth year of existence, the current classification plan has survived despite a great deal of criticism.
Hilton Worldwide recently honored Philip Stafford, a banquet employee at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Murfreesboro, with the Spirit of Care Award for his excellent performance.
Toyota didn’t take me to the far reaches of the Alaskan tundra to introduce the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra, rather they held the introduction at the Suncadia Resort.
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.
Fifth Third Bank recently invested $20,000 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Social Enterprise Development initiative, according to a press release.
Legislators discuss new federal standards
Because most college students and soon-to-be graduates need jobs but usually do not own the proper attire for interviews, Raiders’ Closet is once again offering to help by providing students with free clothes, shoes and attire this semester.
It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.
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.
A national human resources consulting firm has named Pinnacle Financial Partners as one of the best workplaces in the country on its 2013 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published online this week in Fortune Magazine.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about creating and implementing a business plan Tuesday, Sept. 24, during a workshop at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about driving the new Jaguar F-Type sports car on a variety of roads near Mount Rainer in Washington State.
Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
A Federal Reserve that argues it must prop up the economy with massive stimulus does not engender trust in that economy.
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.
As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.
With more than 25 years of experience in the business, the new editor of The Murfreesboro Post will likely be a familiar name to Rutherford County newspaper readers.
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.
While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note recently, I also had a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Nissan NV200 van.
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.
Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.
Plaintiffs hoping for trial in Wilson Bank case
Aug. 30 was a pretty normal day for most people around the Square, but for Henry Phillips, owner and operator of Henry’s Florist, it was the start of a new chapter in his life.
As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.
Although gas prices are more than last week, overall they still remain about 20 to 25 cents less than last year's averages for the Labor Day weekend.
CoreLogic, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, last week released its July National Foreclosure Report, which provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the national foreclosure inventory.
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.
Murfreesboro, the melting pot of Tennessee, is home of many different people, people from different parts of not only the United States but the world.
Woman lets multimedia creative juices flow
Smith takes the lead at Center for the Arts
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently allowed marketing of the first mass spectrometer system for automated identification of bacteria and yeasts that are known to cause serious illness.
Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.
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.
Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.
Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.
Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat will be the first private medical practice in Tennessee to offer the SoundBite Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness, a loss of hearing in one ear.
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.
Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.
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.
There aren’t that many yard sales early in the week, so it’s a great time to check out some of Murfreesboro’s best thrift stores.
Good, old-fashioned, stone-ground grits, pancakes and steel-cut oats are on the menu Saturday, Sept. 7, when the Readyville Mill reopens for breakfast.
Graduates comprise locally owned newspaper
What’s the best way to describe the upcoming high school football season in Tennessee? In a word: change.
Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now.
Kroger begins construction this fall to expand its store located at 2946 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro, which will make it the largest traditional store in the area, an official with Kroger confirmed.
The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.
GOP lawmaker to challenge Alexander
After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.
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.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.
Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.
Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.
Kaplan Mortgage Partners recently joined forces with Volunteer Rutherford as a sponsor for its Volunteer of the Week program.
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.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.
Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started.
Hines, the international real estate firm, announced Tuesday that Hines Global REIT Inc. has acquired The Avenue Murfreesboro.
Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar Tuesday, Aug. 13, for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to become a federal government supplier.
Sponsored by State Farm, the BEP’s two-week day camp exposes middle school students to the basics of the business world.
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
Middle Tennessee State University business professor Sandra Benson’s innovative way of getting her business law students more engaged in the classroom has gained her a spot in a national competition for business law professors.
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.
Americans are now doing in mass numbers what many people, including yours truly, have been doing for years – driving their cars until they can’t be driven anymore.
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.
Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.
RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.
Toyota showed a new face and attitude early in June with the Hollywood-style unveiling of the all-new 2014 Corolla.
The Business Education Partnership Foundation has named Amelia Bozeman as the new executive director, Chairman Emil Hassan announced.
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.
Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.
Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.
MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.
School is about to start and that means it’s Sales Tax Holiday time, which begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11:59 p.m.
Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit
Janet Norman recently joined First Citizens National Bank’s Franklin Financial Center team as assistant vice president and branch manager, according to a company press release.
MidSouth Bank has promoted three officers in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the bank’s success.
Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.
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.
Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week
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.
Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.
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 chief executive officer and vice chairman of First National Bank is retiring, following board approval of his request at a July 9 meeting.
While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.
The 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.
Every yard sale is only as good as its customers.
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.
Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”
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.
Center now called Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
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.
Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro hospital celebrates anniversary
Restaurant owner to appear on TV show
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 Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter is expanding its services with the recent hire of Dr. Brannon D. Mangus, a physician who specializes in otolaryngology.
An Oakland High School graduate who has worked nearly a decade in the banking industry has been hired as a customer service representative and loan assistant for the Murfreesboro branch of Southern Community Bank, according to a press release.
Recent legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government went into effect Monday with the newly created Office of the Repealer.
Body Boutique passes city inspection
Saint Thomas Health has named three directors of its medical residency program that was recently expanded in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.
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.
If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.
Mayday Brewery has announced it will double its current brewing production with the addition of two new fermentation tanks in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Beth Duffield will assume the role of vice president of workforce development
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.
The Consumer Price Index for increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this week.
Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health Services is a relatively new counseling service known for its affordable prices and easygoing approach to serving clients.
Munching popcorn, baby boomer Donna Houston lounged in a lawn chair on a recent Friday evening, eagerly anticipating the double feature to begin at Woodbury’s Moonlite Drive-In.
The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.
Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling recently received the 2013 President’s Award from Carrier for its quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, according to a press release.
Various woodworking tools are being sold in an online auction that will conclude Wednesday, June 26, in Franklin.
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
The Nashville Business Journal reports ABC's "Nashville" will continue filming in the city that bears its name.
Owner Phillip Cantrell, of Benchmark Realty, recently announced there have been new additions to the rapidly growing staff.
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.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has turned to innovative technology to assist landowners with controlling wild hogs.
Christina Scott recently joined the Bob Parks Realty office in Brentwood as an affiliate broker, according to a press release.
Last week, motorists saw a slight increase in both oil and gas prices after President Barack Obama authorized support and arms for Syrian rebels.
When asked to help make a wish come true for Caden Goodrich, a 6-year-old battling childhood leukemia, the local Wal-Mart stepped in to help.
Murfreesboro native showcases work in Woodbury
Those taxes Americans paid to the federal government in April are coming from less and less pretax income, and change is not in the offing, according to Middle Tennessee State University economist.
Scam artists use the rise in temperatures to take advantage of consumers.
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
The Tennessee attorney general’s office has been awarded a Joint Inspector General Investigation award for its role in a major healthcare fraud investigation.
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable across the Southeast in recent weeks, motorists could see pump prices move a little higher because the cost of a barrel of oil increased on positive employment data.
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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 unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans slightly declined in May to 7.3 percent, according to data the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
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.
Murfreesboro firearms manufacturer Ronnie Barrett is the latest recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award from Middle Tennessee State University.
Home prices nationwide increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.
Part of 'largest single deployment of electric infrastructure in history'
Recent opinion polling suggests a substantial majority of Tennesseans favor limiting state lottery-funded scholarships to students in financial need.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments.
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
A team of MTSU students were in Washington, D.C. as finalists for the America’s Natural Gas Alliance Scholastics Achievement Award
Trey Webber has been named director of the Nashville office of Family Staffing Solutions Inc., according to a company press release.
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
Stones River Mall has announced the addition of former Murfreesboro Post writer Melinda Hudgins Noblitt as marketing manager.
Annual event featuring local artists
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
University partners with design center
Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has hired a former associate professor from Middle Tennessee State University to its team of practitioners, company officials announced Tuesday.
Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.
Even as Murfreesboro sprawls into Rutherford County, there is just no place that provides a sense of community and neighborhood like downtown.
Because it is yard sale season here in Murfreesboro, let’s jump right in with a few tips on how to have a more successful yard sale.
Opry Mills retailers will hold an employment fair for job seekers from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Opry Mills Stage in the mall, located at 433 Opry Mills Drive in Nashville.
A longtime escrow veteran has joined Waterstone Title as a closing agent, according to a recent press release.
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
$16.8 million Coffee County investment to create 104 new jobs.
Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season.
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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.
Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate had more than 200 people turn out for a May 18 open house at the Murfreesboro studio in celebration of its anniversary.
Starting in the fall, Middle Tennessee State University will offer a new master’s degree in management geared toward professionals in the workforce looking to advance in their careers.
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
Confidence in economy continues to grow
Cainsville man stays true to roots
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center recently held its annual service award ceremony, recognizing associates who have served the company up to 40 years.
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.
Woodbury’s first liquor store got off to a rousing start May 3 with owner Thomas Mears hustling to take care of his customers.
I would like to prevail upon the people to give some thought into legalizing gold and silver as a medium of exchange and not subject to sales tax in Tennessee.
Free individual, interactive iPhone apps for the Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways initiative, are now available for download.
Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices yo-yoed.
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
Author Sandor “Sandy” Ellix Katz has achieved global scientific and academic acclaim.
Rain or shine, Tennessee native White Law Prater walked, walked and walked, virtually to every business on and near Woodbury to deliver the weekly Cannon Courier newspaper.
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.
Sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are growing – Farmers’ Market season has arrived.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
Brian Byrd has been named the new chief financial officer for the Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown Inc., President Norman Brown announced.
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
Kacy Plunkett, of Special Kids Inc., has received the National Council on Family Relations’ certified family life educator provisional designation.
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.
A Middle Tennessee State University professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.
After 40 years, Sensei Bill Taylor will celebrate the studio’s anniversary Saturday, May 11.
Cure that sweet tooth with some locally grown strawberries – Batey Farms Berry Patch is open for the season!
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.
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
Ring the first of next month with a May Day celebration at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery.
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.
As part of the Murfreesboro’s 12th annual Earth Day Celebration, Pa Bunk's will debut a line of Bunk’s Brew Jars.
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.
Murfreesboro’s hospitality campus continues growing along Medical Center Parkway with the addition of a new hotel.
Marcy Jams owner, Marcy Beavers, could not be more excited about this latest addition to her flavor line up.
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.
Students in Carrie Ott’s Life Connections class at Riverdale learned important lessons in personal finance this week.
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.
Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low.
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
Charlie Pitts notches 50th anniversary as barber
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
The State Senate passed legislation to protect citizens from unwarranted surveillance by drones and unmanned aircraft.
Middle Tennessee's housing marketing continues trending upward, according to newly released home sales data.
Give your student a chance to learn skills they can use for a lifetime by having them apply for the 12th annual State Farm Summer Business Camp.
Ford of Murfreesboro welcomed back Collision Center Manager David Warrick after a five-year absence from the dealership.
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.
Fraud allegations resurface in Coconut Bay lawsuit
Murfreesboro’s only independent art supply store is growing and making some changes this spring.
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.
Company leads Rutherford County job growth
The Stones River Watershed Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to hear a local engineer describe the methods that will be used to dismantle remains of a low-head dam on the East Fork.
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
Calling all olive oil lovers: Murfreesboro will soon be home to an olive oil boutique.
Prayer and fresh vegetables are stated recipes for a tasteful life in this man’s kitchen.
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.
Mind2Marketplace will explore how 3D printing technology is already at work in high school classrooms and innovative parts fabrication facilities in Middle Tennessee at its next meeting.
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
Murfreesboro City Schools presents an opportunity for job applicants to meet our principals and other support area administrators at a job fair.
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
Moonshine distillery marks first year
Charlie Daniels appeared at the recent Friends of Scouting luncheon to show his support for the Boy Scouts, and hundreds the local community leaders were there to join the cause.
Gov. Bill Haslam formally recognized Vietnam veterans Monday with a proclamation event.
Even though they are fun to look at and kids love chick, residents are being advised not to give them as gifts because of the health risks involved, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Health.
Rep. Susan Lynn said she would still like to get the bill back in committee this year as a thermometer test.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Nicky Reynolds as the vice president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
When Robert Blackburn was perusing Craigslist a couple of years ago, he had no idea he would end up buying a business.
I love to sew. And while sewing seems to have skipped my children’s generation, it appears to be resurfacing with the next.
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.
Through a journey that led him 900 miles away from home, David Tubens finally found what he’d been looking for, and now he wants to help others find their inner peace too.
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
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation announced last week the naming of its chapel in honor of longtime supporter Dr. Liz Rhea.
Monday kicked off Sunshine Week, which is a time to emphasize the importance of transparency within the government in the United States.
President Barack Obama and his administration are once again threatening to raise taxes on American oil and gas companies.
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.
Employers may register to attend the fair by going to the Career Center’s website.
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.
Murfreesboro farm to open to public
The partners of Murfreesboro advertising agency, Barker & Christol, recently accepted a Gold Addy award in the category of self-promotion by the American Advertising Federation Nashville.
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
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.
Retail gas prices continue on a downward path this week and remain below year-ago levels.
Murfreesboro’s historic Square is adding yet another newcomer to its growing list of locally owned businesses.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a Small Business Tax Workshop next week at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Digital platform revamps interviews
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
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the state think their party should give ground.
Jones, Middleton lose out on Miss Basketball
Legislative visit included recognizing advocacy leaders.
Lady Warriors continue winning streak
Young cancer patients get chance to play
Almost exactly 150 years ago today, a confederate hero was just beginning a path that would lead to his torturous death, and now a local politician has decided to honor his legacy.
TrustPoint Hospital is adding two new psychiatrists as part of its goal to provide quality inpatient acute physical rehabilitation and behavioral health services for Rutherford County.
Larry Roby, of Murfreesboro, has qualified for the exclusive court of the table of the Million Dollar Round Table – the premiere associate of financial professionals.
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.
AEDC’s Department of Defense employees have a program available to resolve personal problems before these issues interfere with their work.
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."
Valley Growers Garden Center announced it has found a new home.
For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated.
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.
After Sunday, Ricky Turner will have to find a new avenue by which to impact local residents.
If you’re still on the hunt for employment, circle March 7 on your calendar.
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
The number of juvenile offenders confined in correctional facilities across the state is falling dramatically.
FirstBank Mortgage Partners has launched the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship, giving families in Tennessee the opportunity to receive a $1,000 college scholarship for a child.
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that an academic study has found Hawaii to be the happiest state in the union.
This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists.
Opinion has been stable and decidedly in favor of wine sales for four years
The final games of the 2013 Tennessee Basketball Championships will be broadcast live on Tennessee Public Television.
A majority of Tennesseans support a key provision of the “guns in trunks” measure that was easily passed today in the state House of Representatives.
Bobcat of Nashville, located at 5818 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch, has moved down the road to 149 Industrial Blvd. in La Vergne
Bernard James has joined MidSouth Bank as a mortgage loan originator, the bank announced.
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.
With vacation season just around the corner, one local family is encouraging Middle Tennessee residents to take an affordable trip south to Panama City Beach, Fla., this year.
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.
Following 2012’s championship, an MTSU construction management team had another top-10 finish at this year’s national competition in Las Vegas.
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.
Longtime business owners help revive Murfreesboro
When Publix closed its location at the corner of Northfield and Memorial boulevards in Murfreesboro, the space sat vacant for several years. But this spring, the building will reopen as Gold’s Gym North, co-owner John Davis confirmed.
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
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
The Board of Directors of CB&S Bank recently appointed new faces to the Murfreesboro local advisory board.
Following his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama drew little praise from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who described the speech as an attempt to defy reality.
Tennessee has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
Officials have identified the woman who was killed Monday morning in a trailer fire on Old Nashville Highway in Rutherford County.
Nearly 30,000 cases reported annually
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
A longtime fundraiser has been chosen to lead fundraising efforts for an exploratory committee recently formed for state Rep. Joe Carr.
Opposition to gay marriage is more widespread in Tennessee than nearly anywhere else in the country.
The Big 98 WSIX announced it will begin broadcasting "The Bobby Bones Show" weekday mornings from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18.
IRS encourages filers to use e-file
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.
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
The Days of Action is an annual event that promotes volunteerism through the United Way.
The allegations involved structured finance securities backed by subprime mortgages that were at the heart of the nation’s financial crisis.
All the exposure and hoorah surrounding 3 Brothers apparently caught the eyes of TV Network "Destination America" producers.
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
At a recent meeting, members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors recognized Rutherford County residents Chris Garrett as 2012 Realtor of the Year and Bill Jakes as Rookie of the Year.
Several Murfreesboro attorneys were recently honored with awards for public and pro bono service at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Conference last weekend.
Nissan North America announced last week the opening of its most advanced paint plant in the world, as a black 2013 Infiniti JX rolled off the line.
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.
The Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation board of directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president, according to a company press release.
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.
After a dozen years of providing to Murfreesboro’s jewelry-buying community, Gem in the Box Jewelry Shoppe is calling it quits.
Executives with Access National Mortgage, which is based in Nashville and Murfreesboro, have announced the recent acquisition and merger with the Mortgage Bank of Legacy Mutual Mortgage.
Business At Its Best honors economic progress
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.
Eric Parks will head up The Bank of Nashville’s Residential Construction Lending Division, the bank announced last week.
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
Puleo’s Grill is rolling out a new value lunch menu aimed at offering guests freshly prepared, extraordinary tasting lunches at a great value.
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
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced the revival of The Commonwealth Society, an organization of young professionals and future leaders eager to explore issues surrounding health care.
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.
Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
Companies turn to social media
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 Square in downtown Murfreesboro is now without one of its restaurants. PJs Pizza, which was located between Maple Street Grill and Wall Street, has closed.
The Cumberland monkeyface and orangefoot pimpleback are among some 70 endangered species in Tennessee, and we’re not supposed to mess with them.
The agreement in principle will help MTSU train Chinese pilots on their new Beechcraft King Air 350 Extended Range airplane currently housed in Smyrna, Tenn.
Consumer demand for locally produced foods and products continues to grow, creating opportunities for farmers who market directly to the public as well as to chefs and grocery stores.
After months of planning and renovations, The Salvation Army Family Store will soon return to the local community in a new location in downtown Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will push an aggressive legislative agenda during the upcoming session.
Middle Tennessee State University students looking for appropriate clothing for job interviews need look no further than their own campus with the creation of Raiders’ Closet.
Murfreesboro woman launches Divas
Also, IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening.
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.
As forecast, retail gas prices started to retreat last week and the downward trend is expected to continue throughout the rest of January.
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
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
Legislator takes stand against gun control
Rutherford County’s business community will gather once again to honor local, outstanding professionals during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business at its Best celebration.
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.
At first glance, The Blue Cactus Cantina on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro may seem like just another Mexican restaurant, but its story is much deeper than you realize.
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
Mortgage rates have reached the highest level since September 2012, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate jumping to 3.67 percent last week, according to analysts.
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.
However, it is and always has been an integral part of the larger community. The university’s partnerships with groups in Rutherford County and far beyond enhance the quality of life for all involved.
Lawmakers throughout Tennessee gathered Tuesday in Nashville for the opening gavel of the 108th General Assembly.
Downtown access to Internet expands
After 15 years, one local business is adding another branch to its company.
Murfreesboro native takes the lead
With a 28 percent increase in local home sales volume, 2012 turned out to be the year that the real estate market turned the corner.
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.
Local stores provide help for resolutions
Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.
McFarlin Financial Partners has moved to Suite 125 at Belmont Park, located at 745 S. Church St., in Murfreesboro.
Julie Matthews brings 15 years of experience in financial institution operations to her new position as branch operations manager at First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro.
Nissan is ramping up assembly of the 2013 Leaf this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, where it will be manufactured alongside gasoline-powered products.
In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement.
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.
The temp agency is looking to fill various needs in warehousing, quality inspection and forklift operations in midstate nine cities, including Murfreesboro.
Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies has held out again in 2012.
The national average for regular retail gasoline on Jan. 1 held the record for the highest average in history.
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.
Pair to open shop in Murfreesboro
The La Vergne Public Library will host the Tennessee Career Coach on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Honey Bunny Crafts, Gifts & Antiques is closing its doors in Murfreesboro, but local residents can take a trip down to Lynchburg to visit owner Barbara Spina.
Mysterious invention rests at Appalachia Museum
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon has appointed a temporary receiver over HRC Medical Centers Inc. and ordered its owners to stop making alleged misleading claims regarding its treatment programs.
State Sen. Jim Tracy has announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
New year brings continued heartache
The Rutherford County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will place a marker Sunday, Jan. 6, at the “The Corners,” in Readyville.
Dynamic Medical Center recently selected the winner of the annual Set a Good Example Award, which honors local residents for exceptional service to the community.
Just in time for those who have resolved to quit smoking, Saffire Vapor has opened its first retail outlet in Murfreesboro.
Sniffles, fevers and coughs are becoming more commonplace as cold and flu season takes hold across Tennessee.
More than 100 children received meals and gifts Dec. 8 during the annual Special Kids Christmas Party, sponsored by CB&S Bank.
Northwestern Mutual has honored the managing director of its Murfreesboro office with membership into the elite 2012 forum group, which recognizes an outstanding year of helping people achieve financial security.
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.
Brady transforms old timber into exquisite furniture
Five Senses Restaurant & Bar has announced its menu for its 9th annual New Year’s Eve dinner.
"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
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.
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.
Clark Cummings, senior vice president and director of risk management at FirstBank, has been reappointed to the position of chairman of the Banking and Financial Services Council for ASIS International.
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.
TriStar Health has named Charlotte Burns as the division’s new vice president of network affiliates.
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.
Attorneys filed an appeal Wednesday with the Rutherford County Planning Department in response to the approval of a site plan for existing buildings at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
Julia's Bakery goes mobile
If all you want for Christmas is job, Career Solutions might be able to help.
The first time I pulled open the door to walk inside, I admit I had mixed feelings: I needed to conduct my business as quickly as possible and vacate the premise as quickly as possible.
The first known Tennessee militia mobilization was organized by Capt. Evan Shelby in 1774.
The Rutherford County Planning Commission approved an as-built site plan proposal Monday for accessory structures at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
Shannon Logan, an official with the city of Murfreesboro, was among 42 county and municipal government leaders who successfully completed in November the Local Government Leadership Program
Ingram Content Group has announced the appointment and promotion of two executives to its fast-growing library services business.
FirstBank has repaid the U.S. Department of the Treasury the $50 million it received as part of the Capital Purchase Program, FirstBank President Chris Holmes announced.
The 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.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1 trillion in exchange for reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
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.
Sullenberger to discuss life-changing events
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.
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday.
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
Financial adviser Gabriel Fancher has joined the Raymond James Financial Services Inc. office, located at Southern Community Bank in Murfreesboro.
Shoppers in Murfreesboro have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
Nissan and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee have partnered to "double your impact" during the first two weeks of December.
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.
The fourth annual department of accounting CPE Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Remnants of American history from a World War I battle involving Sgt. Alvin C. York are on exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum.
According to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of employed young people fell to its lowest level in 50 years in 2011.
Foundation teaches kids about success
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
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.
Board certified general surgeon Dr. Robert H. Durgin has been added to Middle Tennessee Medical Center's staff, according to a company press release.
Lifeguard Ambulance Service has received the prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence.
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.
Alive Hospice has named Leslie Baker, of Murfreesboro, as the nonprofit agency’s administrator of home hospice care.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
Tennessee's attorney general and 37 states reached a $90 million agreement with the pharmaceutical company for allegedly unlawfully promoting a type 2 diabetes drug.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15 per gallon as of Sunday, Nov. 25.
The Tennessee Department of Health is continuing to provide information and assistance to patients affected by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, including new outreach efforts to some who may develop localized infections.
Beginning in December, a Murfreesboro bakery will feature artwork by local artist Dot Taylor.
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.
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
Megan Bynum has joined the ranks at Financial Services and Solutions Inc. as a licensed insurance agent and wealth adviser, President Jeffrey O. Brown announced.
Local financial advisers Hunter McFarlin and Kevin Williams, of McFarlin Financial Partners announced they have become a member of the Financial Services Institute in Washington, D.C.
Both the National League and American League CY Young Award winners, David Price and RA Dickey, have ties to the midstate.
Mark Osborn has been selected as the new client account manager at Senior Financial Advisors Inc., according to a company press release.
Tennessee homeowners are continuing to reap substantial benefits under the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released today by settlement monitor Joe Smith.
Practice safe food handling when cooking and dining
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named a Murfreesboro law enforcement official as the Tennessee Officer of the Year.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
Commissioners approval development plan
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday no decision has been made regarding whether Tennessee will participate in a federally run insurance exchange under Obamacare.
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.
An estimated 5,500 consumers in and outside of the state will be eligible for refunds, following an agreement that permanently stops an East Tennessee group from conducting alleged unlawful telemarketing practices.
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
Home sales in Rutherford County took an unexpected turn for the better last month.
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.
The story of sugar’s prominence as the “white gold” of the Caribbean will be told at the world premiere of an MTSU professor’s new documentary.
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.
The Career Solutions center in Antioch will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday for Automation Personnel Services.
Majorities of Republicans, independents and even Democrats approve
After three years as president of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, long-time community leader Brian Hercules will be leaving his position to join the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and local residents will soon have another option when it comes to bacon and eggs.
Sales did go down in September, but they unexpectedly went back up in October.
Murfreesboro may soon be a four Walmart town, a planning official confirmed Wednesday morning.
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
Seven tips to help your business find its voice
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.
The Junior League of Murfreesboro will hold the eighth annual Hollyday Marketplace from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
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.
Go Red for Women is offering more than a dozen $2,500 national scholarships for a second year to multicultural women pursuing higher education in health care.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce have formed a new advocacy partnership that will allow members to have a stronger voice in the Tennessee General Assembly.
The Cook Political Report has upgraded the race for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican.”
Total employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Siskin named new Circuit Court judge
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has announced the hiring of two new employees who have joined the health care community in Murfreesboro.
Paulette Smith and Keelie Tipton-Yount, both agents at The Insurance Gallery Inc., have been appointed as sales agents licensed to offer MetLife Auto & Home products to customers in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual Report Card on school districts and schools, and the report shows Rutherford County Schools continues to be a leader in education.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
Two Tennessee senators announced Monday they will introduce legislation to prevent expansion of the Tennessee Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
Currently located next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard, Hancock Fabrics will relocate to the former Goody’s location in Stones River Mall, a company spokesman confirmed.
Candidates discuss hot-topic issues
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.
American citizens are guaranteed rights to life, liberty and property on paper according to the Fourteenth Amendment, but statistics show that is far from reality for too many people.
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
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.
The Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has announced the addition of Dr. Adam Toren, a specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery, to its staff.
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.
Rutherford County market gears up for winter
Jeffrey O. Brown, president of Financial Services and Solutions Inc. announced the accomplishments of Client Service Manager Hayley Clagg.
Family Staffing Solutions of Dallas, a franchise of Murfreesboro-based Family Staffing Solutions Inc., is expanding its operations into Collin County, Texas.
A number of organizations from the base and the community contributed donations and personal support for the VA picnic.
Amazon is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season.
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
Officials announce formation of Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame
Made in Murfreesboro is adding culture to the mix with the opening of its photography gallery.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season.
Nissan North America is adding a third shift to its plant in Smyrna, creating 810 jobs, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today.
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.
All In One Recycling has announced the opening of its mixed recovery facility, located in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County finally experienced a dip in home sales last month – a seasonal decrease that is to be expected during cooler months.
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.
Two Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau staff members were recognized recently at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in September in Sevierville, Tenn.
Bondware Web Solutions will be holding a free informational session Thursday, Oct. 18, for small-business owners on how to effectively use email marketing in their business at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, student organizations from Siegel High School will hold the second annual Fall Marketplace for a Cure and Prevention of Cancer in Murfreesboro.
Many in the real estate industry feel that within about eight months the reasonably good lot sites will be substantially gone.
Woodbury man still dealing car parts decades later
Although new district alignments and assignments have not yet been made, high school football fans can now get a pretty good idea of what they will look like for the next four years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and officials with Goodwill say they are committed to helping them find a job.
Murfreesboro company readies for launch
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.
When it comes to current students and graduates finding internships and employment, Middle Tennessee State University has quite a pipeline to media outlets in Nashville.
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
When Jenna Stitzel realized nearly 40 percent of students in Rutherford County Schools are overweight or obese, she knew something needed to change.
Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst has received a certificate of need from the state of Tennessee to establish an ambulatory surgery center, located in Smyrna.
Clothing boutique Altar’d State, which specializes in giving back, recently hired a new brand manager, Amberly Bradford.
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.
The local nonprofit seeks partners to address issues in education, income, health and rebuilding lives for the upcoming fiscal year.
Anniversary bash slated for October
After 72 years in business, Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown continues expanding its business – this time to include a plumbing division.
For all of those golfers who want to improve their games, Golf Shadow is about to be open for business in Murfreesboro.
Most people would agree that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy whether in a small town or a big city.
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.
Murphy Center event open to students, alumni
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.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center recently was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to start a new workforce development program targeting military personnel who are within six months of leaving service.
As the nation’s economy continues to regain its strength, jobs are more important than ever, and Rutherford County is doing its part to ensure stability in the local market.
Pieter van Vuuren has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro, according to a press release.
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 Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 2, to help local business owners decide what media components work for them.
When adapting New York runway fashion to the Murfreesboro level – and forecast – dressing for success can prove tricky.
First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro is now a financial institution worth more than half of a billion dollars.
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.
Committee challenges small businesses to make an impact on community
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
Rutherford County’s new property assessor announced Monday the office has settled more than 400 outstanding appeals cases.
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
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.”
MTSU alumnus J.B. Baker, owner of Sprint Logistics and chairman of the board fortrucking company Volunteer Express Inc., was presented the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award.
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.
When it comes to taxes and who is or isn't paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction.
Deans, administrators and counselors from Murfreesboro campus to visit Johnson City and Knoxville this week
Murfreesboro Young Professionals prepares for inaugural Leadership Summit
Children playing comes naturally; Stonebrook Day School put natural back into child’s play.
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.
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
MTMC has rescheduled the Sept. 20 Think About It educational session for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon-1p.m. in the same location.
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
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Amber Combs, Mary Hebden, a re-enactor, Barb Spina and Barbara Spindell at the Forrest’s Raid Re-enactment in July. Spina made hers and several of the reproduction dresses.
Linebaugh holds Civil War talk
Friday is the deadline to register for the 20th annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference.
August was another great month in the real-estate business in Rutherford County.
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
With Nissan and Amazon.com adding new jobs to the local market, more parents will be going to work on second and third shifts, and that means some will need late-night daycare services.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Summer in Tennessee is telling us a lot about climate change and where we're headed in the future.
If the past is any indication, some hot-button issues will consume more and more radio and television time until the election in November.
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
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.
Local business owner Glenn Merchant spends his time helping young artists flourish through his art supply shop Moxie! located in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
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.
Goodwill to hold job fair
More than 430 job applicants turned out for event co-hosted by Labor Department, Mike Sparks
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
How do you make your website work for your business and turn an expense into an asset? Whether you have a business website or are still on the fence about having one, here are the tips to get you started.
Culver’s made-to-order ButterBurgers are one step closer to the mouths of hungry residents living in southeast Murfreesboro.
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.
Have no fear business majors, there are plenty of upcoming events for you to immerse yourself into the Murfreesboro community.
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
Following months of fundraising efforts, a check for more than $22,000 was donated Aug. 18 to the Tennessee Fisher House.
As summer comes to a close, my mind wanders back to a time when travel was fun. Do you remember fun?
Local shop offers gifts galore
Firehouse Subs is bringing its unique flavor to Murfreesboro next month with the opening of a new location on Medical Center Parkway.
Now that TrustPoint Hospital has opened, Rutherford County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy quality care from one of the top health care rehabilitation facilities in the country, according to company officials.
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.
After 20 years in business as BBC Motors, the pre-owned car dealership has changed its name to Drive Now Murfreesboro.
Annual tractor show to draw thousands
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
A McMansion is a curious thing.
If the thought of practicing yoga poses in 100-degree heat sounds exciting, keep reading. If it sounds scary, keep reading any way. Hot Yoga has arrived in Murfreesboro.
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and Goodwill Career Solutions is committed to helping them find a job.
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.
Murfreesboro stands to gain nearly 150 newly created jobs if plans for a current industrial development are approved by the Murfreesboro Planning Commission and City Council.
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.
The Gibson Guitar Corp. has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties to settle charges that the company violated the U.S. Lacey Act by illegally purchasing and importing various woods from eastern Madagascar and India.
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.
As objectionable as Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s position on same-sex marriage may be, it’s hard to understand why people are surprised by it.
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
You have a business and a social media page, now what? How do you turn your friends and followers into return customers of your business? Social media marketing is like any other marketing you can do. It requires effort and some cost to do it right.
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.
Fifth Third Bank congratulates Bob Gerard on his recent promotion to vice president and membership advantage program director for the Tennessee affiliate.
The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Mark Clayton receiving the most votes in the Democratic Primary for US Senate.
Put the words “gooey” and “butter” in front of cake, and you simply can’t go wrong.
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.
Many tend to think of retirement as something people do when they get older, but sometimes, the young and agile choose to enjoy life without work as well.
Officials pull plug after winning legal battle
Concert slated for next week
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
Winners in The Murfreesboro Post's annual readers' choice awards!
The city of La Vergne is hosting a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 1, in partnership with Snelling Professional Services to help fill an estimated 60 positions at a new mail processing facility that is coming to the area.
A 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University has been hired as a management trainee for the Murfreesboro branch of First National Bank of McMinnville.
The Murfreesboro City Council came together with various department personnel Thursday in a special meeting to consider capital improvement projects as part of 2012 bond issues.
Project culminates seven-year effort.
Looking for an evening of art and entertainment? How about two?
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.
Imagine a Facebook-like online community that connects local farmers with restaurateurs, school chefs and retail business owners.
Want to open your own business?
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
Every summer, Business Leader ranks the Top 300 Small Businesses of the West and South. On this year's list was the Jesse C. Beesley Animal Humane Foundation.
Billboard consultant Don Wright was elected national president of the Exchange Clubs of America, becoming the third Murfreesboro member elected to lead the nationwide service club.
With mortgage rates so low.
Crafty ladies and gents, listen up. There's a new shop in town that is perfect for interior designers and newbie upholsterers, alike.
Trends making appearances in boutiques, department stores.
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
Home sales in Rutherford County continue to gain momentum, new housing data shows.
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Kelli Beam has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.
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
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
Murfreesboro residents will soon have a fresh, healthy dining option with the opening of Pita Pit.
Setting has been designed for portraits to be taken by Steve Zavisa, owner of Studio Z Unique Photography.
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
State Farm Summer Business Camp gives middle school students the opportunity to acquire business, financial literacy and leadership skills through hands-on activities.
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.
Local businesses YardSaleFrog.com and The Murfreesboro Post are joining forces to offer an affordable option for advertising yard sales in Rutherford County.
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned companies Thursday it is ramping up efforts to stop the manufacturing and distribution of unapproved drugs that contain oxycodone.
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
Dollar General is one step closer to building a new store near Camino Real off East Main Street.
Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who don't have summer classes to attend, or an organized reading program.
Rutherford County joined the ranks of top counties in terms of employment growth in a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Local retailers hope for future development
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.
The two-way radios currently used by Murfreesboro police date back to the early 1970s
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has implemented a Bar Code Med Administration system – barcode technology that allows nurses to scan patients’ armbands and medication to ensure accuracy in dosage, delivery and timing.
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
Murfreesboro’s premiere Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Tangerine Salon and Spa, recently opened a renovated salon experience.
Altar’d State, the next big thing in retail, will celebrate the first birthday of its Murfreesboro store with discounts, live entertainment and of course, birthday cupcakes.
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.
Two Tennessee-based manufacturing plants with The Kroger Co., including Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro, collectively have gone more than 1,200 consecutive operating days without a significant injury to an employee.
Recently, a controversy ignited after testing revealed many apple juice products being sold in America contained a level of arsenic higher than what is permitted in drinking water.
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.