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NHC announces new chief information officer
NHC announces new chief information officer

National HealthCare Corporation announced long-time health care technology leader B. Anderson "Andy" Flatt has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer.

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice
Pumpkin spice and everything nice

That's what October is made of.

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Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds
Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds

But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.

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Tennessee Legal: Voter registration time in Tennessee
Tennessee Legal: Voter registration time in Tennessee

"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

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A sunny season's welcome at Eaglevile Fall Fest
A sunny season's welcome at Eaglevile Fall Fest

"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."

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FedEx deal a 'gamer changer' but could cause congestion
FedEx deal a 'gamer changer' but could cause congestion

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.

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Transformed center glitters for guests
Transformed center glitters for guests

Occasions Events provides venue for banquets, anniversaries and more.

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TrustPoint Hospital announces 148-bed expansion
TrustPoint Hospital announces 148-bed expansion

Healthcare provider to create close to 400 jobs over the next five years.

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Healthy choices ripe for the picking at Sprouts Farmers Market
Healthy choices ripe for the picking at Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.

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Children's Orchard takes root from family's move
Children's Orchard takes root from family's move

Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.

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New law passed concerning unlawful photography of a person for sexual gratification
New law passed concerning unlawful photography of a person for sexual gratification

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.

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MTSU student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's
MTSU student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's

Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism

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Clark Maples welcomes new team member
Clark Maples welcomes new team member
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Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. to open customer service center in La Vergne
Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. to open customer service center in La Vergne
Human resources benefits administrative company to invest $2.9 million, create 120 new jobs.
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Fashion, networking tips at women's expo April 30 at MTSU
Fashion, networking tips at women's expo April 30 at MTSU

Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.

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Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County
Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County

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.

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Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs
Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs

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.

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Crash! went the online testing
Crash! went the online testing

'County schools were prepared, but that didn't help'

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Rutherford ribbon cuttings
Rutherford ribbon cuttings
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Advance Auto brings new jobs to Rutherford County
Advance Auto brings new jobs to Rutherford County

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.

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Moratorium requests spark refugee vetting conversation
Moratorium requests spark refugee vetting conversation

'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.

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Conn's distribution center coming to La Vergne
Conn's distribution center coming to La Vergne

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.

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Schwan Cosmetics to create jobs
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Sunnington celebrates 14th anniversary
Sunnington celebrates 14th anniversary
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Rutherford County residents selected for upcoming Leadership Middle Tennessee class

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.

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Black Fox bomb threat one of seven in state
Black Fox bomb threat one of seven in state

'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'

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Merchants can't see benefit to signage limits, view obscured by city's 'clear vision zone'
Merchants can't see benefit to signage limits, view obscured by city's 'clear vision zone'

Objections voiced at stakeholders' meeting Tuesday

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Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Boyd announce new manufacturing plant in La Vergne
Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Boyd announce new manufacturing plant in La Vergne

Kitchen & Bath Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create Approximately 600 New Jobs.

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Hibbet Sports opens second Murfreesboro location
Hibbet Sports opens second Murfreesboro location

National athletic retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. opened its newest store in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Allstate agent Poplin earns prestigious designation
Allstate agent Poplin earns prestigious designation

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.

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Stones River Mall sold
Stones River Mall sold

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.

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Realtors Scholarship deadline March 30
Realtors Scholarship deadline March 30

The deadline for college scholarship applications for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship program is quickly approaching.

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The Fresh Market could come to Murfreesboro
The Fresh Market could come to Murfreesboro

An upscale grocery store proposed for a 15-acre tract on Memorial Boulevard could be The Fresh Market.

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Bear It No More provides mix of craftsmanship with cause
Bear It No More provides mix of craftsmanship with cause

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.

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Starting your own business seminar Sept. 18

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.

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The way we were, and ready for 25 more!
The way we were, and ready for 25 more!
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United Way to host Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU athletics

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.

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

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.

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Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee
Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee

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.

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Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee
Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee

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.

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Three named to First National advisory board

Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board.

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VINSON: Tennessee and the “Alamo”: More to it than Davy Crockett . . .?

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.

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County Clerk alerts business owners of change in 2014 business tax renewal process

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.

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Legal Aid Society takes initiative on protecting at-risk veterans

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.

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Raiders’ Closet founder honored as MTSU student service gets new location
Raiders’ Closet founder honored as MTSU student service gets new location

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.

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Porter Flea returns to Track One for summer market
Porter Flea returns to Track One for summer market

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.

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Business seminars at Chamber on May 28-29

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.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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.

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Affordable Care Act for small business owners May 20

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.

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Congressman DesJarlais Hosts Congressional Art Competition Reception at MTSU

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.

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MTSU ag students deliver fun-filled Spring Fling for children

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.

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MTSU ‘BEST’ career fair a ‘win-win’ for students, employers
MTSU ‘BEST’ career fair a ‘win-win’ for students, employers

 

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.

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Coconut Bay celebrates 15 years by giving back
Coconut Bay celebrates 15 years by giving back

 

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.

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The basic steps of business banking
The basic steps of business banking

 

Business owners who have a relationship with a business banker have the benefit of an experienced partner to help them meet their business objectives.

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Rutherford County: A Seal of Approval

 

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.

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'Starting your own Business' seminar on March 5


 

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.

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Doing government business seminar on March 4

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DesJarlais throws jabs at District 4 opponent Tracy
DesJarlais throws jabs at District 4 opponent Tracy

 

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.

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Man arrested in Food Mart break-in

 

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.

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Local ADHD coach picked to speak at conference
Local ADHD coach picked to speak at conference

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.

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Future business leaders to compete at conference
Future business leaders to compete at conference

Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.

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Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients
Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients

Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.

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Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan
Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan

Governor gives State of the State address

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Fifth Third promotes longtime employee
Fifth Third promotes longtime employee

Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Brentwood Services names new claims examiner

Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. recently promoted Amber Johnson, of Murfreesboro, to the position of claims examiner, according to a press release.

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Domino's prepped for busy Super Bowl
Domino's prepped for busy Super Bowl

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.

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FNB Mortgage announces promotions

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.

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Womick appointed to Tenn. State Guard
Womick appointed to Tenn. State Guard

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.

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Haslam appoints task force to focus on education funding

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.

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AAA to hold job fair in Nashville

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.

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Accreditation committee approves Motlow interim report

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.

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MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area
MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area

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.

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Obama to visit Nashville
Obama to visit Nashville

President to speak at Antioch high school

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ExpressJet hires MTSU flight instructors
ExpressJet hires MTSU flight instructors

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.

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Obama: Early education vital for children
Obama: Early education vital for children

President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech

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Buick Encore offers elegant package

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.

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Tennessee Oncology recognized for service

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.

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New CEO of StoneCrest named
New CEO of StoneCrest named

Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.

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McDonald's restaurants raise funds for Ronald McDonald House repairs

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

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United Way names new board officers

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.

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Moving company expanding to Murfreesboro
Moving company expanding to Murfreesboro

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.

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New dental institute opening soon

The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.

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Moxie Art Supply offers hometown service

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.

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BURRISS: Is net neutrality worth it?
BURRISS: Is net neutrality worth it?

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?

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Public Notice Week gives citizens reasons to celebrate

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.

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Bed, Bath and Beyond relocates to The Avenue
Bed, Bath and Beyond relocates to The Avenue

Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.

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Veloster Turbo gets new look

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.

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Realtors offering scholarships

The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.

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Fifth Third Bank names new sales managers

Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.

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Amazon looking to fill 500 positions

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.

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Sherrill Pest Control receives national recognition
Sherrill Pest Control receives national recognition

Sherrill Pest Control has been recognized by Pest Control Technology, a national trade publication for the industry.

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Bonnaroo partners with Nashville airport for arts program

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.

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Farmers starting to mix up cover crop cocktails

Industry looks to benefits of latest trend

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Heroes Luncheon to honor Womack for service
Heroes Luncheon to honor Womack for service

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.

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Tri-Star Title owner wins leadership award
Tri-Star Title owner wins leadership award

Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.

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General worried helicopter units might fly away

Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory

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State archivists in search of Civil War memorabilia

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.

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Many rural Americans left in dust following Medicaid expansion

A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.

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New Jaguar model offers luxurious amenities

We can’t think of any auto company that has made as massive of turnaround as Jaguar.

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MMC leader named Business Person of the Year
MMC leader named Business Person of the Year

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.

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Perfect Equipment updates company name

Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.

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History of Smyrna slave revealed

Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit

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Learning to wait on God
Learning to wait on God

New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience

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MTSU alumnus wants others to get a Gulley Grip

Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout

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Flu activity increasing across state

With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.

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Ford Focus ST offers higher performance
Ford Focus ST offers higher performance

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.

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Chamber names Hood Business Legend of Year

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.

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Tangerine wins national philanthropy award

Tangerine Salon and Spa has been named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 200 salons in the nation.

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Cornerstone offering $25K scholarship

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.

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Realtor receives award for ethics
Realtor receives award for ethics

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.

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Extension of unemployment benefits clears Senate hurdle

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.

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Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself
Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself

People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.

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Local entrepreneur keeps pushing Alley Cat Tea

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.

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Let there be light
Let there be light

A look back at electricity in Rutherford County

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Report: Red Cross responded to 932 disasters in 2013

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.

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Centerstone honored with Program of Excellence Award
Centerstone honored with Program of Excellence Award

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.

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Expert: Adolescent foster kids often forgotten

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.

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Popularity of vaping continues to grow

As more and more people try to quit smoking, the electronic cigarette industry continues to gain ground, including here in Rutherford County.

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Redesigned Corolla should help Toyota keep top spot
Redesigned Corolla should help Toyota keep top spot

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.

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Record number of people expected to travel over holidays

More than 94.5 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season.

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Tenn. receives grant to boost degree completions

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

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NEWS BRIEFS: Cason Lane assistant principal named

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.

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United Way adds to staff

Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.

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Target data breach could bring more problems

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.

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Deputy receives statewide award
Deputy receives statewide award

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.

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Longtime insurance agent joins Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.

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BURRISS: Private companies share blame too
BURRISS: Private companies share blame too

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.

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Fellowship draws diners to Parsley's Store
Fellowship draws diners to Parsley's Store

More than food brings customers to rural eatery

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Extended unemployment benefits to end

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.

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First Tennessee to open office in Charleston

The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.

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Hippie Hill gains county approval
Hippie Hill gains county approval

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.

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Gas prices continue on slow descent

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers

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Input sought on citywide comprehensive plan

The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.

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Exit Realty agent receives national award

Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.

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Psychologist relocates practice to Murfreesboro
Psychologist relocates practice to Murfreesboro

Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.

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United Way annual financial report released

The United Way’s annual report for June 1, 2012, to July 30, 2013, is now available at www.yourlocaluw.org.

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Midstate consumer outlook worsens
Midstate consumer outlook worsens

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.

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BURRISS: Self-restraint likely best online strategy

Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?

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Student entrepreneurs win cash for best business ideas

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.

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LETTER: Time has come to raise minimum wage

Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.

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Nissan makes changes to leadership

In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.

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Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces
Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces

During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.

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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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Study: Binge drinking costs state $4B annually

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.

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Eastes whips up delish recipes
Eastes whips up delish recipes

Chef recalls long career in spotlight

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Longtime banker returns to Wilson Bank

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.

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Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy
Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy

Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals

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More people with disabilities finding work

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.

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TSU president joins Pinnacle board
TSU president joins Pinnacle board

Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

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Oakland star wins Mr. Football Award

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.

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Read to Succeed names new literacy coordinator
Read to Succeed names new literacy coordinator

Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.

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Roscoe Brown hires new sales rep

Elizabeth “Liz” Stuard has joined Roscoe Brown Inc. as service and sales representative, company officials recently announced.

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FAIR: Words never been so eloquently written

As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.

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Blackman cheerleaders win 6th championship
Blackman cheerleaders win 6th championship

Blaze take top spot in state tournament

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INSIDE MTSU: Workshops aimed at drawing out entrepreneurs

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.

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New generation of Rogue gets nice redesign
New generation of Rogue gets nice redesign

Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2014, the Nissan Rogue is a product of the company’s Common Module Family architecture.

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Former head of nonprofit joins Crye-Leike
Former head of nonprofit joins Crye-Leike

Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.

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Being thankful no matter the toll
Being thankful no matter the toll

Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive

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School board vice chairman elected to statewide post

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.

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Haslam to speak at chamber luncheon

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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United Way to benefit from Reeves-Sain flu shot program

A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.

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Small-business seminar to be held next week

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.

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Part II: Remembering JFK
Part II: Remembering JFK

Former agent reflects on Oswald family

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County school board receives statewide recognition

The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.

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Journeys secures state contract to package drug-testing kits

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.

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Doctor joins TriStar StoneCrest medical staff

Dr. Meredith Schweitzer has joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials recently announced.

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Fifth Third names new regional manager
Fifth Third names new regional manager

Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of Dewayne King to vice president and retail regional manager.

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La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state
La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state

Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.

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PART I: Remembering JFK
PART I: Remembering JFK

Secret Service agent reflects on assassination

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New Mercedes models offer many variations
New Mercedes models offer many variations

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.

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Guaranty Trust hires new account executives

Guaranty Trust Company has announced the hiring of Bill Hart and Mark Wilson as wholesale account executives.

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MidSouth Bank to merge with Franklin Synergy

MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro will merge with the Franklin-based Network Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy bank, it was announced on Thursday.

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EPA seeks public input on fuel standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public feedback on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol that is required in gasoline.

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State sees historic transition of farm land
State sees historic transition of farm land

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.

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Ginseng could be game changer
Ginseng could be game changer

MTSU launches new initiative at Lascassas farm

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Opry murder victim remembered 40 years later

The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.

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Special Kids breaks ground
Special Kids breaks ground

Special Kids Inc. broke ground Friday on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro.

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Former newspaper editor joins open government group

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.

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Haslam forms veterans education task force

Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.

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Report: Early years give kids foundation for success
Report: Early years give kids foundation for success

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.

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Saint Thomas employee recognized for outreach efforts

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.

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National retailers to join The Avenue lineup
National retailers to join The Avenue lineup

Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Mr. Football finalists announced

Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.

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MTSU plants first ginseng seeds
MTSU plants first ginseng seeds

Research initiative launched at university farm

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Tenn. reaches agreement in airlines merger challenge

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.

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Improved Mazda6 offers smooth drive
Improved Mazda6 offers smooth drive

Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.

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Realtors perform community service

Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.

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Smotherman to challenge White in GOP primary

Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.

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Schwan Cosmetics relocating headquarters to Murfreesboro

Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.

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Abortion debate heats up

As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.

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Special Kids to break ground on new facility
Special Kids to break ground on new facility

Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.

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Gas prices take slight dip
Gas prices take slight dip

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.

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MTSU ginseng initiative takes root in Lascassas
MTSU ginseng initiative takes root in Lascassas

MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.

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Programs aim at helping veterans year-round

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.

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FAIR: College football recruiters starting to flock to Tenn.

The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.

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Singer passes music on to next generation
Singer passes music on to next generation

Henson helps new artists find their way

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Job fair links veterans with employers
Job fair links veterans with employers

Group provides opportunities for former military

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Undefeated Webb football wins conference title
Undefeated Webb football wins conference title

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.

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Acura RLX steps up competition

The 2014 Acura RLX -- all new from the name up -- is advancing on the competition.

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Tenn. students ranked fastest improving
Tenn. students ranked fastest improving

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.

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Kroger launches annual 'Can Hunger' campaign

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.

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BURRISS: Newspapers should rethink approach
BURRISS: Newspapers should rethink approach

Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”

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Fisher House dedication set for Thursday
Fisher House dedication set for Thursday

Volunteers to celebrate building at VA hospital

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JORDAN: Locals should do well in 1st round of playoffs

The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.

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Bob Lamb & Associates receives national award
Bob Lamb & Associates receives national award

Exit Realty Corp. International has honored one of the local leading real estate companies Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates with a top award.

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MTSU to conduct first veterans job fair

The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.

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Advocates renew push for Tenn. Wilderness Act
Advocates renew push for Tenn. Wilderness Act

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.

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Discovery Park opens in West Tenn.

Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.

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November brings cuts to SNAP
November brings cuts to SNAP

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.

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BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied
BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Volkswagen impresses with 2014 lineup
Volkswagen impresses with 2014 lineup

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.

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LETTER: Religious leaders should focus on economy

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.

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Nissan executive joins Family Center board

Susan Brennan, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of Exchange Club Family Center.

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Haslam names new appointee for Tenn. Board of Parole

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.

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October gas prices end on low note

After gas prices jumped on the announcement of the government reopening, bearish fundamentals have pushed them back down.

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Longtime marketing executive joins Barker & Christol

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.

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Company looking to fill 5K warehouse positions

Staff Management | SMX announced Wednesday that it has more than 5,500 job openings for warehouse workers available.

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WOODY: Critics rightly back down after TWRA attack
WOODY: Critics rightly back down after TWRA attack

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.

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Sports Clips opens new store

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.

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BURRISS: Consumers need opt-in option

For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.

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Expert: Cybersecurity awareness should be taught sooner

As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.

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Mercedes CLA sports new sleek design
Mercedes CLA sports new sleek design

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.

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Crews respond to machine fire at Paulo Products

No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon inside Paulo Products Company after a machine malfunctioned.

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LETTER: Murfreesboro deserves praise for finance award

Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.

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Azalea Court receives high health care marks

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.

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Native Americans return for pow wow

If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.

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Nissan celebrates 10 millionth vehicle at Smyrna plant

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.

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MTSU students, alumni turn out for Fall Career Fair

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.

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Gunfire rings out at OK Corral
Gunfire rings out at OK Corral

Tennesseans flock to shooting range

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Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion
Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion

Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.

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Company pays it forward with donations to Raiders' Closet

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.

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Scarecrow Walk a big hit in Jackson County
Scarecrow Walk a big hit in Jackson County

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.

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Middle Tenn. viewers voice concern about shutdown
Middle Tenn. viewers voice concern about shutdown

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?

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MTSU researchers dig for ginseng in East Tenn.
MTSU researchers dig for ginseng in East Tenn.

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.

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Tenn. fighter to represent US in world championships
Tenn. fighter to represent US in world championships

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.

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Friends pay tribute to Davidson

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.

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Baptist Healing Trust awards grant to local clinic

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers can make a difference
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers can make a difference

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.

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Nissan revises Pathfinder for 2014
Nissan revises Pathfinder for 2014

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.

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AAA tow trucks go pink for breast cancer awareness

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.

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Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay
Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay

Governor announces commitment to raise salaries

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Census: Many still struggling despite improved poverty rate

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.

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Conservative groups endorse Carr for US Senate
Conservative groups endorse Carr for US Senate

Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.

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Local physician announces bid for state House

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.

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Economic experts offer optimistic outlook
Economic experts offer optimistic outlook

Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference

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Roly Poly serves it right up

It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.

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New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs
New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs

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.

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For the love of the game
For the love of the game

Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting

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FAIR: 5-class football system could return to TSSAA

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.

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DoubleTree employee receives Hilton award

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.

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Toyota impresses with new Tundra model
Toyota impresses with new Tundra model

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.

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Monumental shift in Tenn. health care begins next week
Monumental shift in Tenn. health care begins next week

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.

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Fifth Third Bank awards $20K grant to Urban League

Fifth Third Bank recently invested $20,000 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Social Enterprise Development initiative, according to a press release. 

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Common Core hearings put spotlight on cost

Legislators discuss new federal standards

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INSIDE MTSU: Initiative aims to dress graduates for success

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.

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VINSON: Online-only constraints could be deadly for some

It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.

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Saint Thomas adds board members
Saint Thomas adds board members

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.

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Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'
Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'

Man traces roots back to Davy Crockett

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Expert: Roughhousing can benefit development
Expert: Roughhousing can benefit development

A growing number of experts now believe roughhousing can help children develop mentally and emotionally, as long as it does not cross the line.

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Pinnacle recognized for workplace atmosphere

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.

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Educational business seminars to be held next week

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.

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New Range Rover handles variety of needs with ease

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.

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Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations
Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations

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.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: No reason to panic over tapering

A Federal Reserve that argues it must prop up the economy with massive stimulus does not engender trust in that economy.

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Statewide Amber Alert issued for Spring Hill boy

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.

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Update: Missing Spring Hill boy located

Authorities have located the 11-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, following a statewide Amber Alert.

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Knowing how to use social media becoming vital

As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.

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Hale tapped to lead The Murfreesboro Post
Hale tapped to lead The Murfreesboro Post

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.

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Tenn. now offering veterans designated license
Tenn. now offering veterans designated license

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.

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Nissan offers perfect fit with new cargo van
Nissan offers perfect fit with new cargo van

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.

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State ranks 13th in nation for suicide rate

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.

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Nissan sales surge in August

Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.

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Coconut Bay owners await ruling in lawsuit
Coconut Bay owners await ruling in lawsuit

Plaintiffs hoping for trial in Wilson Bank case

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Henry's Florist closes
Henry's Florist closes

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.

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First responders to spend 9/11 anniversary improving skills
First responders to spend 9/11 anniversary improving skills

As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.

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Tensions with Syria send oil prices up

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.

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Foreclosures see year-over-year decrease

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.

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Officials dispute claims of lobbyist pensions

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.

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HASTON: Common Core is good for the military

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.

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OK Jose serves up best in Tex-Mex
OK Jose serves up best in Tex-Mex

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.

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Caution: Creative artist at work
Caution: Creative artist at work

Woman lets multimedia creative juices flow

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Manager takes director's chair
Manager takes director's chair

Smith takes the lead at Center for the Arts

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FDA approves test for illness-causing bacteria

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.

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LOGUE: Meetings make us dumber

Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.

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Fellow commissioners back Coggin

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.

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Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students
Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students

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.

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Gonzales: Congress should get involved in Syria-strike decision

Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.

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Clinic now offering newest hearing aid

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.

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Tennessee gets grant to cover AP test fees

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.

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Nissan to export cars from Smyrna
Nissan to export cars from Smyrna

Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.

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TVA approves rate increase

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.

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Gas prices are down as travel is up

Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.

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MADD is glad about sobriety checkpoints

Mothers Against Drunk Driving said high-visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.

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Ron Paul: Just legalize freedom
Ron Paul: Just legalize freedom

Retired Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul spoke at a conference in Nashville Friday.

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Thrift stores are next best thing to yard sales

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.

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Readyville Mill to reopen in September

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.

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Post boasts a staff of MTSU alumni
Post boasts a staff of MTSU alumni

Graduates comprise locally owned newspaper

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FAIR: Only constant is change in prep football

What’s the best way to describe the upcoming high school football season in Tennessee? In a word: change.

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Ford focuses on first frugal electric

Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Kroger to expand store

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.

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MTSU master’s program internships can lead to full-time jobs
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10 county schools named top schools for achievement, growth
10 county schools named top schools for achievement, growth

The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.

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Proposed drive-in theater gets green light

The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.

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Carr changes course, announces Senate bid
Carr changes course, announces Senate bid

GOP lawmaker to challenge Alexander

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Music in the Middle downsizes

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.

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Spending on school administrators dwarfs funds for teachers

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.

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MTEMC re-elects incumbents to board
MTEMC re-elects incumbents to board

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.

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Gas prices drop as Egyptian violence grows

Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.

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Students call for Nissan to unionize
Students call for Nissan to unionize

Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.

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Local business partnership helps honor volunteers

Kaplan Mortgage Partners recently joined forces with Volunteer Rutherford as a sponsor for its Volunteer of the Week program.

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Snake handler show doesn't get tax breaks as 'Nashville'

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.

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State health exchanges will impact pharma, health industry
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Tenn. AG joins federal suit against airline merger

The complaint challenges a pending merger that would make a combined U.S. Airways/American Airlines the largest worldwide carrier.

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StoneCrest adds new doctor to team

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.

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IRS offers tax tips for starting a business

Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started.

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Houston-based company buys The Avenue

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced Tuesday that Hines Global REIT Inc. has acquired The Avenue Murfreesboro.

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Gas cheaper this year than last

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.

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Center offers workshop for aspiring government contractors

The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar Tuesday, Aug. 13, for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to become a federal government supplier.

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Budding entrepreneurs wrap up BEP summer camp
Budding entrepreneurs wrap up BEP summer camp

Sponsored by State Farm, the BEP’s two-week day camp exposes middle school students to the basics of the business world.

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MTSU named one of best schools in Southeast
MTSU named one of best schools in Southeast

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.

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Publisher: Rutherford Reader is real newspaper
Publisher: Rutherford Reader is real newspaper

Doughtie pushes back against criticism

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MTSU business professor named finalist in competition

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.

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Hyundai takes top prize concept awards
Hyundai takes top prize concept awards
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Rutherford Reader loses first round in court battle

Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit

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Skechers refund checks issued to eligible consumers

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.

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Breastfeeding rates on the rise
Breastfeeding rates on the rise

The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, expert said.

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LOGUE: Car payments drive Americans

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.

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Biz Journal: La Vergne firm bets on bedpans
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Haslam initiative works to get Tennesseans in shape

Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.

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Oil, gas prices stabilize

Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.

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Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander
Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander

Lenard prepares for GOP primary battle

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Cool music festivals lead into fall months

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.

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Looking for weekend getaways?
Looking for weekend getaways?

Summer fun doesn’t have to end with the toll of the school bell.

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Study: Wine in grocery stores doesn't cause safety issues

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.

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Tots' Landing celebrates national accreditation

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.

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RuthefordCABLE to present leadership workshop

RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case
Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case

Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.

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Revamped Corolla puts new face on Toyota

Toyota showed a new face and attitude early in June with the Hollywood-style unveiling of the all-new 2014 Corolla.

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Bozeman to head BEP Foundation
Bozeman to head BEP Foundation

The Business Education Partnership Foundation has named Amelia Bozeman as the new executive director, Chairman Emil Hassan announced.

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Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court
Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court

Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case

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Biz Journal: College Grove sells for $20.7M

The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.

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Gas prices dip slightly

Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.

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Chemicals linked to increased risk of childhood obesity
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Tennessee leads nation in auto manufacturing

Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.

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Murfreesboro City Schools shows 3rd year of growth

MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.

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State celebrates 7th annual Sales Tax Holiday
State celebrates 7th annual Sales Tax Holiday

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.

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Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations
Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations

Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit

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Citizens National Bank names new branch manager

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.

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MidSouth Bank announces promotions

MidSouth Bank has promoted three officers in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the bank’s success.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Wal-Mart offers good career path

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.

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Tenn.'s Black Caucus calls for review of 'shoot first' law
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LETTER: Parallels with Haslam, Sundquist are striking
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Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates
Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates

Animal-rights advocates are perched on the edges of their seats

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Number of Americans on antidepressants reaches 30M

When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option.

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Gas prices speed past $3.50/gallon

Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week

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Veterans can now be pre-approved for burial in State Veterans Cemetery
Veterans can now be pre-approved for burial in State Veterans Cemetery
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Officials: Crane population might be thinned
Officials: Crane population might be thinned

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.

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United Way to kick off annual campaign

Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.

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Wait times at DMV continue to fall

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.

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Groups to protest against Alexander over voting record

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.

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Vance retiring from First National Bank

The chief executive officer and vice chairman of First National Bank is retiring, following board approval of his request at a July 9 meeting.

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LOGUE: Living wage dispute highlights real problem

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.

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First lady introduces new education initiatives

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.

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Coggin throws hat into ring

County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced his candidacy for the 48th District Tennessee House seat, which will be vacated by Joe Carr.

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Gas prices spike after July 4th holiday

The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.

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Become an expert at yard sales

Every yard sale is only as good as its customers.

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Creative community to collaborate for literacy group

The Tennessee Literacy Coalition is getting a redesign thanks to the creative genius of more than 30 volunteers.

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Survey: Government should help rural US more
Survey: Government should help rural US more

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.

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LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value
LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value

Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”

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TNReport.com: New online college opens with Haslam’s backing

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.

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Tracy raises quarter million in 2nd quarter

The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter.

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MTMC gets new name
MTMC gets new name

Center now called Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

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Sheriff goes on defense with THP video
Sheriff goes on defense with THP video

Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims

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Haslam appoints new chairman of Parole Board

Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.

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Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise
Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise

Teens, toddlers at highest risk

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Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August
Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August

Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

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Murfreesboro medical company merges with Michigan firm

Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Traffic fatalities down in 2013

The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.

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Murfreesboro native named state historian

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.

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DUI checkpoint controversy rages on
DUI checkpoint controversy rages on

Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight

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Vote of confidence for Huffman from Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.

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New ESPN documentary reaches for Summitt

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.

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Pickler’s trophy finds home at Country Music Hall of Fame

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.

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Taylor Farms to expand Smyrna operations

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.

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MTMC marks 15 years of neonatal care

Murfreesboro hospital celebrates anniversary

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Local chef’s hot chicken hits the airwaves
Local chef’s hot chicken hits the airwaves

Restaurant owner to appear on TV show

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First batch of mortgage settlement checks distributed

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.

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Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes
Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes

Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the midstate area.

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MMC adds to medical team with new doctor
MMC adds to medical team with new doctor

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.

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Southern Community Bank hires new representative

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.

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New office charged with shrinking state government opens

Recent legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government went into effect Monday with the newly created Office of the Repealer.

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Adult novelty store opens on Square
Adult novelty store opens on Square

Body Boutique passes city inspection

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Saint Thomas Health announces directors of training program

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.

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Rutherford County ranks 3rd in nation for employment growth

For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.

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Tenn. students show improvement on TCAP

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.

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Clean air study takes off in Smyrna
Clean air study takes off in Smyrna

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. 

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LOGUE: Recovery possible if Congress concurs
LOGUE: Recovery possible if Congress concurs

If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.

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Mayday Brewery plans to double production

Mayday Brewery has announced it will double its current brewing production with the addition of two new fermentation tanks in Murfreesboro.

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Chamber names new VP of workforce development

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Beth Duffield will assume the role of vice president of workforce development

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

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Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street
Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street

Local politicians and officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation gathered Wednesday to officially announce plans to build a bridge over Broad Street.

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State halts dependent allowance for unemployed

Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.

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LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
The problem is not with any normal consumer use of the products that contain pseudoephedrine. The problem is it is used for making methamphetamine.
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Tennessee sees spike in unemployment
The state unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May, according to date released Monday.
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Gas prices look stable ahead of 4th of July holiday

Southeast gas prices remained relatively stable from last week after oil prices fell following an increase in the value of the U.S. dollar.

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Consumer Price Index sees modest gain
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.
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Counselor wants to be light in darkness
Counselor wants to be light in darkness
Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health Services is a relatively new counseling service known for its affordable prices and easygoing approach to serving clients.
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A night at the drive-in
A night at the drive-in

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.

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Renovated Goodwill store in Smyrna reopening

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.

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Roscoe Brown receives Carrier award
Roscoe Brown receives Carrier award
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.
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Company auctioning off woodworking tools
Company auctioning off woodworking tools

Various woodworking tools are being sold in an online auction that will conclude Wednesday, June 26, in Franklin.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Common Core promotes mediocrity
GUEST EDITORIAL: Common Core promotes mediocrity
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
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Biz Journal: 'Nashville' stays in Nashville
The Nashville Business Journal reports ABC's "Nashville" will continue filming in the city that bears its name.
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Benchmark Realty adds longtime agent to team
Owner Phillip Cantrell, of Benchmark Realty, recently announced there have been new additions to the rapidly growing staff.
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Report: Home values improving across midstate
Report: Home values improving across midstate
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.
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Small-business center partners with bank to boost state exports

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.

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TWRA, Verizon partner to combat wild hogs
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has turned to innovative technology to assist landowners with controlling wild hogs.
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Bob Parks adds affiliate broker

Christina Scott recently joined the Bob Parks Realty office in Brentwood as an affiliate broker, according to a press release.

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Geo-political tensions drive up oil prices
Last week, motorists saw a slight increase in both oil and gas prices after President Barack Obama authorized support and arms for Syrian rebels.
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Retailer grants child's wish
Retailer grants child's wish
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.
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Photographer's passion goes on display
Photographer's passion goes on display
Murfreesboro native showcases work in Woodbury
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Income inequality largely permanent, study suggests

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.

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Don’t get burned this summer by air condition repair scams
Scam artists use the rise in temperatures to take advantage of consumers.
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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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Attorney general's office recognized for investigative work
The Tennessee attorney general’s office has been awarded a Joint Inspector General Investigation award for its role in a major healthcare fraud investigation.
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Experts offer Tennesseans storm-related tips
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
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Haslam names new labor commissioner
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
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Gas prices remain stable across Southeast
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.
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Deltas reflect on century of activism
Deltas reflect on century of activism
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
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Midstate closings mark 2007 levels
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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Officials join efforts to combat deceptive travel scams
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.
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New veteran unemployment rate decreases
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.
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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
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.
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Biz Journal: Nashville Symphony reports $11.7 million loss in 2012
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
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TBR recommends increasing tuition rates
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations on Tuesday recommended increases in tuition and maintenance fees.
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Calsonic Kansei announces health care savings
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.
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Barrett honored with Spirit of America Award
Murfreesboro firearms manufacturer Ronnie Barrett is the latest recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award from Middle Tennessee State University.
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Home price index increase 8.4 percent from 2012 to 2013
Home prices nationwide increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.
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Murfreesboro to install charging stations
Part of 'largest single deployment of electric infrastructure in history'
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TN Report: Most Tennesseans want to limit lottery scholarships
Recent opinion polling suggests a substantial majority of Tennesseans favor limiting state lottery-funded scholarships to students in financial need.
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Company offers medical grants for children’s health care needs
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.
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Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
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MTSU students are finalists in national natural-gas advertising contest
A team of MTSU students were in Washington, D.C. as finalists for the America’s Natural Gas Alliance Scholastics Achievement Award
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Family Staffing Solutions names new Nashville director
Family Staffing Solutions names new Nashville director
Trey Webber has been named director of the Nashville office of Family Staffing Solutions Inc., according to a company press release.
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Times Free Press: Employers can still fire workers over guns in parking lots
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.
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Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
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.
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Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Islamic Center decision reversed
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Hudgins Noblitt joins Stones River Mall
Stones River Mall has announced the addition of former Murfreesboro Post writer Melinda Hudgins Noblitt as marketing manager.
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Handmade crafts abound at Porter Flea
Handmade crafts abound at Porter Flea
Annual event featuring local artists
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Small-business owners give Tennessee high marks
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
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MTSU strengthens ties with China
MTSU strengthens ties with China
University partners with design center
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Gas prices remain stable over holiday
Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
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Former MTSU professor joins Murfreesboro clinic
Former MTSU professor joins Murfreesboro clinic
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.
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Registration opens for Civil War sesquicentennial event
Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.
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Herzog is one busy lady
Even as Murfreesboro sprawls into Rutherford County, there is just no place that provides a sense of community and neighborhood like downtown.
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Yard sale season hits high
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.
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Opry Mills to hold job fair
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.
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Kehew joins Waterstone Title
A longtime escrow veteran has joined Waterstone Title as a closing agent, according to a recent press release.
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Jobs4TN Online tops 100K users in first year
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
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Auto supplier expanding in Manchester
$16.8 million Coffee County investment to create 104 new jobs.
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Be safe swimming Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season.
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Manufacturer to expand Murfreesboro facility
Manufacturer to expand Murfreesboro facility
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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Penguin agrees to refunds as part of e-book settlement
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.
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Taylor celebrates 40 years of teaching karate
Taylor celebrates 40 years of teaching karate
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.
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MTSU offers new master’s in management degree
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Pair partners for on-point service
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
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Report: Midstate consumers more optimistic
Confidence in economy continues to grow
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HollerDesign goes deep into the woods
HollerDesign goes deep into the woods
Cainsville man stays true to roots
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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MTMC honors longtime employees
MTMC honors longtime employees
Middle Tennessee Medical Center recently held its annual service award ceremony, recognizing associates who have served the company up to 40 years.
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Parents urged to share bed safely
Parents urged to share bed safely
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."
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Celebrate Filipino culture Saturday
The Filipino American Association of Tennessee will present Santacruzan and a street fair Saturday, May 18, on the Square.
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Woodbury’s first liquor store opens
Woodbury’s first liquor store opens
Woodbury’s first liquor store got off to a rousing start May 3 with owner Thomas Mears hustling to take care of his customers.
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LETTER: Precious metals better investment than paper money
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.
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Tennessee trails has new app
Free individual, interactive iPhone apps for the Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways initiative, are now available for download.
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Report: Gas prices remain stable
Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices yo-yoed.
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Make Cannon County your destination
Make Cannon County your destination
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
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Author treks from Short Mountain to bestseller list
Author treks from Short Mountain to bestseller list
Author Sandor “Sandy” Ellix Katz has achieved global scientific and academic acclaim.
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Cannon County character hawked papers till 93
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.
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Giving care to those caring for others
Giving care to those caring for others
Yearly value of family care in Tenn. is $11 billion
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Get your grub on at festivals this spring
A foodie’s paradise waits in Tennessee as food festivals are plentiful during the spring.
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Farmers' markets sprout up around county
Sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are growing – Farmers’ Market season has arrived.
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US Treasury to sell more GM shares
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.
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Roscoe Brown names new chief financial officer
Brian Byrd has been named the new chief financial officer for the Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown Inc., President Norman Brown announced.
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Tenn. Homeland Security: Drivers wait more than 30 min. at DMV
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.
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Tennessee creates 'Recovery Courts'
Specialized courts will combat mental health and substance abuse issues
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Local nonprofit professional receives designation
Local nonprofit professional receives designation
Kacy Plunkett, of Special Kids Inc., has received the National Council on Family Relations’ certified family life educator provisional designation.
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TN REPORT: 'Ag-gag' bill reaches Haslam's desk
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.
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INSIDE SPORTS: Titans are mostly hindsight and wishful thinking
The Titans are not really my beat but I am interested.
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Tatum ascends to top of organization
A Middle Tennessee State University professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.
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Bill Taylor’s Bushido celebrates 40th anniversary
Bill Taylor’s Bushido celebrates 40th anniversary
After 40 years, Sensei Bill Taylor will celebrate the studio’s anniversary Saturday, May 11.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Batey’s strawberry patch opens for season
Cure that sweet tooth with some locally grown strawberries – Batey Farms Berry Patch is open for the season!
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Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
New regulations take effect in summer of 2014
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DR. KESTNER: Tenn. doctors are addicted to writing prescriptions
According to the CDC, here in Tennessee doctors write more than 1,200 prescriptions per 1,000 population.
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Hall of Fame inductees ‘put Volunteer State journalism on world map’
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.
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Joe Carr wants to represent you
Joe Carr wants to represent you
The Tennessee House member announced Thursday he is officially entering the race for the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District.
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TRACY: 108th General Assembly was great success
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.
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TBI: Hate crimes up, more officers killed in 2012
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Nissan turns a new LEAF
Nissan turns a new LEAF
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
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MINUTE: Mayday invites public to celebrate May Day
Ring the first of next month with a May Day celebration at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery.
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TBI Report: Crime down statewide
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.”
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TN REPORT:General Assembly wraps up, ed items left undone
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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Shop local at annual Earth Day Celebration
Shop local at annual Earth Day Celebration
As part of the Murfreesboro’s 12th annual Earth Day Celebration, Pa Bunk's will debut a line of Bunk’s Brew Jars.
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Tenn. Dems cross fingers for Haslam vetoes
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.
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TN REPORT: Governor signs per diem reduction bill
Tennessee lawmakers living within a 50-mile radius of the Capitol can expect to see their daily lodging allowances drop in a couple years.
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Officials urge vaccinations with measles, mumps outbreaks
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.
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UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
The UT Gardens are operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and can be found in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
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TN Report: Lawmakers cheer annexation bill
Applause and cheers went up in both the House and Senate Friday afternoon
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National Guard Armory to be named in honor of fallen guardsman
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General Assembly calls it quits for year
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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Marriot breaks ground on upper-end hotel
Murfreesboro’s hospitality campus continues growing along Medical Center Parkway with the addition of a new hotel.
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First National Bank adds new VP, branch manager
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Local flavors combine in new product
Local flavors combine in new product
Marcy Jams owner, Marcy Beavers, could not be more excited about this latest addition to her flavor line up.
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Governor signs public notice legislation
Governor signs public notice legislation
Legislation requires all public notices printed in newspapers to be published on the newspapers’ local website and a statewide aggregate website.
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HUNTER: Driver hopes to dominate in Long Beach
Tennessee is home to one of the top up and coming IndyCar Series stars, Josef Newgarden.
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Students see what it takes to live on their own
Students see what it takes to live on their own
Students in Carrie Ott’s Life Connections class at Riverdale learned important lessons in personal finance this week.
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DCS announces new organizational structure
Department reorganization aimed at advancing child safety, health and programs
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TN REPORT: Senate passes tax cut on groceries
A bill aimed at easing the pain at Tennessee’s grocery checkout lanes is headed to the governor’s desk for approval.
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Economic news signals lagging fuel demand
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.
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TN Report: Bill restricting use of welfare cards heads to Haslam
Passage of the legislation brings Tennessee into compliance with the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
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Tenn. Finance and Administration commissioner announces retirement
Haslam expresses deep appreciation for Mark Emkes’ service to the State of Tennessee
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A cut above the rest
A cut above the rest
Charlie Pitts notches 50th anniversary as barber
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Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
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Tennessee Senate passes law to protect citizens from drones
The State Senate passed legislation to protect citizens from unwarranted surveillance by drones and unmanned aircraft.
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Housing market is getting healthier by the month
Middle Tennessee's housing marketing continues trending upward, according to newly released home sales data.
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Applications available for summer business camp
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.
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Ford dealer welcomes back collision center manager
Ford dealer welcomes back collision center manager
Ford of Murfreesboro welcomed back Collision Center Manager David Warrick after a five-year absence from the dealership.
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TNReport: Anti-Affirmative Action measure clears legislature
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he plans to put his signature on the “Tennessee Wage Protection Act.”
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TN Report: Voter ID bill passes
TN Report: Voter ID bill passes
All that remains to block state-funded college IDs as valid identification for voting in Tennessee is the governor’s signature.
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Farm program funding priorities called out of step
The Center for Rural Affairs is calling for a change in priorities in how the nation's farm programs are funded.
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Legal troubles continue for Wilson Bank
Legal troubles continue for Wilson Bank

Fraud allegations resurface in Coconut Bay lawsuit

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Moxie revamps gallery space
Murfreesboro’s only independent art supply store is growing and making some changes this spring.
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Hall of Fame honors legacy of many
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.
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Nixing Senate primaries put off for now
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.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Keep handgun records public
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.
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Amazon cuts ribbon on new warehouse
Amazon cuts ribbon on new warehouse
Company leads Rutherford County job growth
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Watershed group celebrates 10 years
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.
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Distracted Driving is more than just texting
More than 3,000 distracted driving deaths in U.S. yearly
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Sheriff's Office catches alleged Internet predator
Sheriff's Office catches alleged Internet predator
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.
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Save today for tomorrow
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.
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Haslam scraps voucher plan
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Ketron uncorks more support for wine in grocery stores
Bill Ketron’s wine-in-grocery-stores bill just won’t quit.
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General Assembly looks at limiting forced annexations
Property owners across the state will have a two-year reprieve from forced annexation if a bill moving in the Tennessee Legislature becomes law.
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'Catch The Experience' at The Factory
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.
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State looks to strengthen penalties against cockfighting
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.
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VINSON: Brown showed backbone in MLK case
VINSON: Brown showed backbone in MLK case
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.”
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Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gourmet oil store opening
Calling all olive oil lovers: Murfreesboro will soon be home to an olive oil boutique.
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Restaurant serves farm fresh fellowship
Restaurant serves farm fresh fellowship
Prayer and fresh vegetables are stated recipes for a tasteful life in this man’s kitchen.
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Register now for parents special needs workshop
The free workshop aims to help parents of children with disabilities learn about and meet their children’s educational needs.
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Cannon County arts director to be honored
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.
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Mind2Marketplace to explore 3D printing
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.
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TN Report: Lawmakers toe party lines on Medicaid expansion decision
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
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City schools schedules job fair
Murfreesboro City Schools presents an opportunity for job applicants to meet our principals and other support area administrators at a job fair.
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Haslam says no to TennCare expansion
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
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Short Mountain celebrates anniversary
Moonshine distillery marks first year
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Daniels shows support for Boy Scouts
Daniels shows support for Boy Scouts
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.
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Governor honors Vietnam vets
Governor honors Vietnam vets
Gov. Bill Haslam formally recognized Vietnam veterans Monday with a proclamation event.
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Experts: Avoid giving chicks as Easter gifts
Experts: Avoid giving chicks as Easter gifts
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.
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TN Report: Property disclosure requirement for lawmakers hits snag
Rep. Susan Lynn said she would still like to get the bill back in committee this year as a thermometer test.
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Chamber announces new Visitors Bureau vice president
Chamber announces new Visitors Bureau vice president
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Nicky Reynolds as the vice president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Funky Trunk offers everything but junk
When Robert Blackburn was perusing Craigslist a couple of years ago, he had no idea he would end up buying a business.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: City brims with sewing resources
MRS. MURFREESBORO: City brims with sewing resources
I love to sew. And while sewing seems to have skipped my children’s generation, it appears to be resurfacing with the next.
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Securities Division cautions investors about possible fraud
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.
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State Parks introduce new reservation system
Offering easy access, campsite reservations can now be made in person, via phone or online
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TN Report: Youth head-injury bill clears legislature
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.
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Allman lets it all hang out
Allman lets it all hang out
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
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Search for inner peace leads to Murfreesboro
Search for inner peace leads to Murfreesboro
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.
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Legislators take look at teacher evaluations
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.
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Harwell honored as MTSU's Distinguished Friend
Harwell honored as MTSU's Distinguished Friend
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.
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IRS owes Tennesseans $14M
To collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15.
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Falling dollar put brakes on gas prices
The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead.
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TN Report: Ketron promotes seat belt bill
TN Report: Ketron promotes seat belt bill
Sen. Bill Ketron said his seat belt bill is needed to promote safety.
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Haslam: Labor commissioner stepping down
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis is resigning due to family reasons.
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Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: MTMC honors Rhea with chapel
BUSINESS BRIEFS: MTMC honors Rhea with chapel
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation announced last week the naming of its chapel in honor of longtime supporter Dr. Liz Rhea.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Busy week produces quality bills
GUEST EDITORIAL: Busy week produces quality bills
Monday kicked off Sunshine Week, which is a time to emphasize the importance of transparency within the government in the United States.
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LETTER: Stop playing politics with American energy
President Barack Obama and his administration are once again threatening to raise taxes on American oil and gas companies.
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Ramsey unveils judicial redistricting plan
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey unveiled a consensus plan to redraw Tennessee’s judicial districts.
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Report: Beer distributors generate millions for state
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.
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Employer registration available for MTSU internships, jobs fair
Employers may register to attend the fair by going to the Career Center’s website.
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Baseball clubs create new field of dreams
Baseball clubs create new field of dreams
Group goes full swing with vintage game
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TN Report: Sparks vote helps table wine bill
TN Report: Sparks vote helps table wine bill
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.
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WHITTLE: Sunshine Week is time for reaffirmation
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.
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BURRISS: Media lets sunshine in
There seems to be a generalized fear that the media have grown too powerful and too aggressive.
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Press association introduces public notice legislation
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.
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Strawberry fields forever
Murfreesboro farm to open to public
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Self-promotion nets award for local firm
Self-promotion nets award for local firm
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.
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Shoe store fights breast cancer
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
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TN Report: Voters to decide amendment on judicial selection
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.
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Legislation would put public notice online, in print
Legal notices like public auctions and meeting announcements would have to be published online, as well as in newspapers, under a proposed bill.
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Blackman flames out, Siegel shines at Boys State
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Coalition forms to fight 2014 abortion amendment
Advocates from across the state will converge at the Capitol in Nashville this afternoon for the official launch of Healthy and Free Tennessee.
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Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
A Shelbyville man has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
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Gas prices see slight drop
Retail gas prices continue on a downward path this week and remain below year-ago levels.
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Veteran bringing new coffee shop to Murfreesboro
Veteran bringing new coffee shop to Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro’s historic Square is adding yet another newcomer to its growing list of locally owned businesses.
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Chamber to hold tax workshop
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a Small Business Tax Workshop next week at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
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New company takes job hunt into future
Digital platform revamps interviews
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VINSON: Many could lose under judicial redistricting
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.
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Remembering the Alamo
Rutherford County brothers made mark in Texas
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Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
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.
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MTSU Poll: Neither party should compromise
MTSU Poll: Neither party should compromise
Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the state think their party should give ground.
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Riverdale repeats
Jones, Middleton lose out on Miss Basketball
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United Way advocates for Pre-K support at state capitol
United Way advocates for Pre-K support at state capitol
Legislative visit included recognizing advocacy leaders.
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Riverdale advances to finals
Lady Warriors continue winning streak
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Kids can be kids at new clubhouse
Kids can be kids at new clubhouse
Young cancer patients get chance to play
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Sparks inspired by fiery Civil War story
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.
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TrustPoint Hospital expands psychiatric team
TrustPoint Hospital expands psychiatric team
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.
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Roby tapped for exclusive round table membership
Roby tapped for exclusive round table membership
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.
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Homeowners receive $161M in mortgage relief
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.
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MT Poll: Tennesseans don't like Obama
MT Poll: Tennesseans don't like Obama
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.
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Deadline looms for expanding Medicaid
Tennessee lawmakers are weighing the option of whether to expand the state's Medicaid program.
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Tracy, Womick halt efforts for ultrasound bill
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.
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AEDC offers help for troubled employees
AEDC’s Department of Defense employees have a program available to resolve personal problems before these issues interfere with their work.
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Murfreesboro awarded grant to help homeless population
Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded the city of Murfreesboro with an Emergency Solutions Grant of $220,868.
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Appeals court could end Islamic Center debate
Appeals court could end Islamic Center debate
Because the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is built and under operation, Tennessee State Court of Appeals could declare the ongoing lawsuit "moot."
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Valley Growers finds place to put down roots
Valley Growers finds place to put down roots
Valley Growers Garden Center announced it has found a new home.
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Oil prices fall following poor manufacturing data in China and Europe
For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated.
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Ketron bill will allow student IDs as voter ID
Ketron bill will allow student IDs as voter ID
The bill also clarifies that locally issued photo library cards are not allowed under Tennessee’s voter ID law.
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Tournament time means parking, traffic changes
If it’s March in Tennessee, that means it’s TSSAA time at MTSU – and time for temporary traffic changes too.
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The Cedar Bucket serves last supper
The Cedar Bucket serves last supper
After Sunday, Ricky Turner will have to find a new avenue by which to impact local residents.
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Goodwill holds job fair
If you’re still on the hunt for employment, circle March 7 on your calendar.
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Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
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Tennessee leads nation in reducing youth incarceration
The number of juvenile offenders confined in correctional facilities across the state is falling dramatically.
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FirstBank launches scholarship program
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.
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AdamsPlace receives recognition for operations
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
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LOGUE: Nashville is sadder than Murfreesboro
LOGUE: Nashville is sadder than Murfreesboro
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that an academic study has found Hawaii to be the happiest state in the union.
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New Tennessee road map is available
This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists.
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MT Poll: Put wine in grocery stores
Opinion has been stable and decidedly in favor of wine sales for four years
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Public television to broadcast state basketball tourney
The final games of the 2013 Tennessee Basketball Championships will be broadcast live on Tennessee Public Television.
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MT Poll: Majority of respondents support 'guns in trunks'
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.
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Bobcat dealership relocates to La Vergne
Bobcat of Nashville, located at 5818 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch, has moved down the road to 149 Industrial Blvd. in La Vergne
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Midsouth Bank adds James to team
Bernard James has joined MidSouth Bank as a mortgage loan originator, the bank announced.
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Child mortality drops in Tennessee
The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011.
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Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
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Four states reach $4/gallon mark
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
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College administrators meet to discuss retention rates
A college president addressing the retention and graduation issue in higher education Monday at MTSU emphasized creating a campus culture that nurtures students.
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State to recoup $1.3M in fraudulent unemployment claims
State to recoup $1.3M in fraudulent unemployment claims
The Tennessee Department of Labor is working to recoup $1.3 million in fraudulent unemployment claims made to prisoners housed in jails in 2012.
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MT Poll: Tennesseans split over vouchers
Haslam reforms received mixed reviews
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Annual SRO rodeo returns this weekend
Calf roping, bareback riding and clowns will entertain families at the annual Lone Star World Championship Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: What people don't know can hurt them
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.
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Panama City Beach revamped for family fun
Panama City Beach revamped for family fun
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Murfreesboro Hastings remains open
Recent rumors about Hastings planning to close its Murfreesboro location are just that – rumors.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Obama shows White House has no plan
GUEST EDITORIAL: Obama shows White House has no plan
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.
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EBT card abuse bill gains support in Senate
EBT card abuse bill gains support in Senate
A bill designed to rein in EBT card abuse passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee in the Tennessee General Assembly this week.
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MTSU to host Tennessee soloist event Wednesday
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
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McCartney, Petty lead Bonnaroo list
Music icons to perform at festival
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Haslam looks to increase state exports
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.
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Department of Revenue unveils new online service
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.
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Housing market shows double-digit growth
Housing market shows double-digit growth
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
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Tenn. steps up so disabled can attend college
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.
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McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
Pop icon to perform at festival
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Post appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Post appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Newspaper wants action on public notice issue
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Even higher gas prices likely through spring months
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
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MTSU construction management team places 8th in nation
MTSU construction management team places 8th in nation
Following 2012’s championship, an MTSU construction management team had another top-10 finish at this year’s national competition in Las Vegas.
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INSIDE MTSU: University leads TBR school in grad totals
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.
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Leading downtown from past to future
Leading downtown from past to future
Longtime business owners help revive Murfreesboro
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gold's Gym expanding in 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.
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State adds new screening for all newborns
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.
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Smyrna's 45th Civil Support Team celebrates 10th anniversary
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.
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Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
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Last minute gift ideas for procrastinators
Last minute gift ideas for procrastinators
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
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CB&S Bank announces new local advisory board members
CB&S Bank announces new local advisory board members
The Board of Directors of CB&S Bank recently appointed new faces to the Murfreesboro local advisory board.
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New financial officer announced for Altar’d State Fashion Boutique
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DesJarlais: Obama ignores reality in address
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.
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Tennessee joins suit against Toyota
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.
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Officials identify woman killed in La Vergne fire
Officials have identified the woman who was killed Monday morning in a trailer fire on Old Nashville Highway in Rutherford County.
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Tennessee's most common disease is chlamydia
Nearly 30,000 cases reported annually
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Veterans job fair set for Thursday in Smyrna
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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Longtime fundraiser joins Carr exploratory committee
A longtime fundraiser has been chosen to lead fundraising efforts for an exploratory committee recently formed for state Rep. Joe Carr.
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Tennesseans oppose gay marriage more than any other state
Opposition to gay marriage is more widespread in Tennessee than nearly anywhere else in the country.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: WSIX changes morning lineup
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.
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Tax season has arrived
Tax season has arrived
IRS encourages filers to use e-file
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Signs point to good year for housing market
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.
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MTSU Poll: Majority want wine in grocery stores
MTSU Poll: Majority want wine in grocery stores
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.
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Freedom Rider coming to Murfreesboro
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.
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TBI busts Rutherford County scrap metal ring
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.
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Register now for 2013 United Way Days of Action
The Days of Action is an annual event that promotes volunteerism through the United Way.
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Tennessee sues Standard and Poors
The allegations involved structured finance securities backed by subprime mortgages that were at the heart of the nation’s financial crisis.
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Eatery to be featured on cable show
Eatery to be featured on cable show
All the exposure and hoorah surrounding 3 Brothers apparently caught the eyes of TV Network "Destination America" producers.
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New Nissan plant coming to Rutherford County
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
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Association recognizes realtors for service
Association recognizes realtors for service
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.
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Lawyers honored for pro bono service
Several Murfreesboro attorneys were recently honored with awards for public and pro bono service at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Conference last weekend.
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Smyrna is home to 'most advanced paint plant in the world'
Smyrna is home to 'most advanced paint plant in the world'
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.
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February marks 90th year of state Health Department
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.
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Make plans now to see Emancipation Proclamation
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.
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MTEMC names new president
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.
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Attorney general: Beware of weather-related scams
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.
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Midstate consumers more upbeat about economy
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
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DCS head resigns amid scandal over child deaths
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gem in the Box closing its doors
After a dozen years of providing to Murfreesboro’s jewelry-buying community, Gem in the Box Jewelry Shoppe is calling it quits.
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Access National merges with Legacy Mutual Mortgage
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.
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Chamber touts accomplishments
Chamber touts accomplishments
Business At Its Best honors economic progress
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Tracy wants to cut Tennessee's excise tax
Tennessee legislators look to reduce the excise tax on Tennessee businesses.
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BURRISS: Freedom of information helps public keep eyes on officials
BURRISS: Freedom of information helps public keep eyes on officials
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.
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HUNTER: Lewis is player Titans fans love to hate
Even today, the memory of Ray Lewis stealing victory away from Eddie George and the Titans still stings all these years later.
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Murfreesboro native joins Bank of Nashville
Murfreesboro native joins Bank of Nashville
Eric Parks will head up The Bank of Nashville’s Residential Construction Lending Division, the bank announced last week.
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Economic outlook appears brighter in midstate
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
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Puleo's Grille debuts new lunch menu
Puleo’s Grill is rolling out a new value lunch menu aimed at offering guests freshly prepared, extraordinary tasting lunches at a great value.
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Tracy files bill to rein in EBT card abuse
Tracy files bill to rein in EBT card abuse
State Sen. Jim Tracy has filed legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly to curb abuse of purchases made through EBT cards.
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Ketron: Allow voters to decide on wine in grocery stores
Ketron: Allow voters to decide on wine in grocery stores
Bill would leave issue up to counties
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MTMC revives young professionals group
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.
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Teachers' union responds to Haslam's voucher plan
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.
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Civil War book group to honor Emancipation Proclamation
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.
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Bipartisan group announces immigration reform plan
140,000 Undocumented Immigrants in Tennessee
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Sparks appointed as vice chair of Transportation Committee
State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) has been named vice chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
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Consumer confidence boosts gas prices
Consumer confidence boosts gas prices
Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand.
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Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Governor calls for expanding public safety
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Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
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Businesses embrace new technology
Businesses embrace new technology
Companies turn to social media
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Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
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New traffic campaign meant to save lives
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Downtown dining options changing
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.
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WOODY: Pimpleback not just an insult anymore
WOODY: Pimpleback not just an insult anymore
The Cumberland monkeyface and orangefoot pimpleback are among some 70 endangered species in Tennessee, and we’re not supposed to mess with them.
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MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
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.
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UT offers workshops for farmers marketing to local consumers
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.
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Salvation Army plans new store in Murfreesboro
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.
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District attorneys focus on strengthening sentencing
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will push an aggressive legislative agenda during the upcoming session.
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Raiders’ Closet helps students dress for success
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.
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Owner’s mother inspires new shoe store
Murfreesboro woman launches Divas
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FirstBank hires veteran banker as Rutherford County president
Also, IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening.
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Health officials: Certain drugs no longer effective
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people because of antibiotic resistance.
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Drivers can now use kiosks to renew licenses
Rutherford County has two new locations for self-service driver license kiosks.
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Corker named ranking member of Foreign Relations Committee
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.
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Tracy taps more for leadership team
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.
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Planned Parenthood looks past 'pro-choice' label
Planned Parenthood looks past 'pro-choice' label
On 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood says it's time to remove labels, because the decision is complex and deeply personal.
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More low-income students having breakfast at school
More low-income students having breakfast at school
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.
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January sees lower prices at pump
As forecast, retail gas prices started to retreat last week and the downward trend is expected to continue throughout the rest of January.
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Tennessee's unemployment is lowest in 5 years
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
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Ketron joins fight against gun control
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
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Carr fires back at Washington
Legislator takes stand against gun control
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Chamber celebration honors best of business
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.
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New app helps open government
New app helps open government
The 108th Tennessee General Assembly app is designed to help Tennessee residents connect with their legislators.
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White appointed to state House committees
White appointed to state House committees
State Rep. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) has been named to the House Business and Utilities Committee for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.
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More than half of traffic deaths were unrestrained
In 2012, there were 1,019 traffic-related deaths in Tennessee, representing the third lowest figure since 1963.
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Tennessee Lottery sees record profits
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has raised $83.4 million for state education programs.
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Rutherford County to pay $434K to Embassy Suites
Rutherford County to pay $434K to Embassy Suites
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.
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Blue Cactus brings new taste to town
Blue Cactus brings new taste to town
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.
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Gun advocates praise Obama's gun plan
The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons.
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MPD trades gift cards for guns
MPD trades gift cards for guns
The Murfreesboro Police Department collected about 20 guns at its Gift Cards for Guns event held Thursday afternoon, spokesman Kyle Evans said.
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Officials urge women to get tested for cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain until the disease is in the most advanced stage.
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Cancer rates falling in US
It's estimated that there were 36,000 new cancer cases in Tennessee last year, along with nearly 14,000 deaths.
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Fire marshall: Use portable heaters safely
Tennessee is not immune to the devastation caused by portable heater fires.
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National mortgage settlement deadline nears
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.
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Carr pushes back against Obama proposals
Carr pushes back against Obama proposals
Lawmaker targets new gun control plans
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Report: Mortgage rates climb to 4-month high
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.
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Cases of flu still on the rise
Cases of flu still on the rise
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.
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Goodwill holding job fair for Automation Personnel Services
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Tenn. soldiers to provide support at inauguration
Approximately 250 Tennessee National Guard soldiers and airmen will provide support for the presidential inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C.
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Applications being accepted for Citizens Trooper Academy
For the first time, academies will be held in both Nashville and Memphis.
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New Haslam adviser focuses on higher education
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Randy Boyd will join his administration as an adviser to help address issues on higher education in Tennessee.
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Red Cross urges families to prepare for ice storm
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.
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Rates of child abuse continue to fall nationwide
Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services say child abuse and neglect was down in 2011 for the fifth straight year.
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Democratic leader calls for DCS hearings
Democratic leader calls for DCS hearings
State Rep. Mike Turner is requesting that an investigation be opened into the Tennessee Department of Children's Services in connection with abuse allegations.
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INSIDE MTSU: Assessment to study needs of community
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.
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Gavel falls on opening day of 108th General Assembly
Lawmakers throughout Tennessee gathered Tuesday in Nashville for the opening gavel of the 108th General Assembly.
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Historic Square leaps into digital age
Historic Square leaps into digital age
Downtown access to Internet expands
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Southern Breeze blows into new showroom
After 15 years, one local business is adding another branch to its company.
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Flippin takes reigns at United Way
Flippin takes reigns at United Way
Murfreesboro native takes the lead
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Real estate ends 2012 on positive note
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.
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Tracy to remain head of Transportation and Safety Committee
State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate’s Transportation and Safety Committee.
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Carr appointed to General Assembly committees
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.
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Businesses offer ideas for healthy new year
Businesses offer ideas for healthy new year
Local stores provide help for resolutions
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Professor to share ideas on entrepreneurship

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.

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McFarlin Financial makes move to Belmont Park
McFarlin Financial Partners has moved to Suite 125 at Belmont Park, located at 745 S. Church St., in Murfreesboro.
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First National Bank adds new operations manager
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.
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Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
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.
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Report: Megabanks give less than 1 percent to charity
In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement.
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Corker offers plan for entitlement reforms
Corker offers plan for entitlement reforms
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.
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Go rest high on yonder mountain
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.
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White sworn in as 37th District representative
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.
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Job Fair held Thursday
Job Fair held Thursday
The temp agency is looking to fill various needs in warehousing, quality inspection and forklift operations in midstate nine cities, including Murfreesboro.
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William, Emma top names in 2012
Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies has held out again in 2012.
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Gas prices on Jan. 1 set record high
The national average for regular retail gasoline on Jan. 1 held the record for the highest average in history.
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Air Force engineers look to the future
Air Force engineers look to the future
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.
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Tea line finds home on historic Square
Tea line finds home on historic Square
Pair to open shop in Murfreesboro
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Career bus coming to La Vergne
The La Vergne Public Library will host the Tennessee Career Coach on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hop down to Lynchburg to enjoy Honey Bunny
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.
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Perpetual motion wheel still turns heads
Perpetual motion wheel still turns heads
Mysterious invention rests at Appalachia Museum
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Scales legacy continues with new generation
Scales legacy continues with new generation
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
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HRC Medical placed into receivership by judge
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.
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Tracy launches bid for Congress
Tracy launches bid for Congress
State Sen. Jim Tracy has announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
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Part 3: Battle of Murfreesboro
Part 3: Battle of Murfreesboro
New year brings continued heartache
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Readyville home to receive historical marker
Readyville home to receive historical marker
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.
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About Face Time owner honored for charity work
About Face Time owner honored for charity work
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.
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Electronic cigarette store opens in Murfreesboro
Just in time for those who have resolved to quit smoking, Saffire Vapor has opened its first retail outlet in Murfreesboro.
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Flu cases on the rise across state
Sniffles, fevers and coughs are becoming more commonplace as cold and flu season takes hold across Tennessee.
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Bank partners with Special Kids for holidays
Bank partners with Special Kids for holidays
More than 100 children received meals and gifts Dec. 8 during the annual Special Kids Christmas Party, sponsored by CB&S Bank.
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Northwestern Mutual honors office director
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.
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Residents challenged to walk for better health
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.
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Working wonders with wood
Working wonders with wood
Brady transforms old timber into exquisite furniture
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MINUTE: Ring in New Year with good food
Five Senses Restaurant & Bar has announced its menu for its 9th annual New Year’s Eve dinner.
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Recycle old electronics, don't trash them
"Out with the old, in with the new"' takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear.
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New farm bill remains in limbo
New farm bill remains in limbo
Barring a last-minute miracle, it appears Congress will not pass a new Farm Bill before the end of the year.
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Savor the sounds of a Tennessee winter
Winter is here and the sights, sounds, warmth and welcome of Southern hospitality come to life on the state's new winter microsite.
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Vanderbilt study examines impact of Obamacare
The decision by several states not to expand Medicaid health insurance for the poor may create unintended cuts for hospitals that provide uncompensated care.
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Year's end perfect time for reviewing insurance
Prepare for the holiday season with an eye toward Murphy’s Law
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In the footsteps of Sgt. York
In the footsteps of Sgt. York
Artifacts from WWI site on display
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Valley Growers looks for new location
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.
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Business owners set plans for new year
As the bell tolls midnight on the final days of 2012, people across the world will kick off their New Year’s resolutions.
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Riverdale girls withstand early season tests
Riverdale girls withstand early season tests
It may surprise you to know some teams often avoid the best competition until they absolutely have to play them.
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Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Police are asking the public for help in locating a teenage boy who disappeared last week from his father’s home in Smyrna.
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Tips to prepare home for winter cold
Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state.
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State Troopers target drunk drivers over Christmas
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.
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FirstBank vice president reappointed as chairman
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.
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Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
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Emissions testing centers close for Christmas
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.
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Top resolutions for 2013
With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013.
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Seniors try to keep footing at edge of fiscal cliff
Nearly one million seniors in Tennessee could see cuts to their Social Security benefits.
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MTSU students to map genocide for Tennessee lawmakers
MTSU students to map genocide for Tennessee lawmakers
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.
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TriStar names new vice president
TriStar Health has named Charlotte Burns as the division’s new vice president of network affiliates.
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Help available for homeowners
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.
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BERC: Tennessee's economy is looking up
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
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La Vergne police: Suspicious package deemed harmless
La Vergne police: Suspicious package deemed harmless
Authorities determined Tuesday evening a suspicious package found outside of Regions Bank in La Vergne was harmless.
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Speakers offer advice to new MTSU graduates
Newly graduated students now have something that 67 percent of their fellow Tennessee residents lack, state House Speaker Beth Harwell said Saturday.
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Landowners appeal quarry plan approval
Landowners appeal quarry plan approval
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.
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Sweet things are made in this
Julia's Bakery goes mobile
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Career Solutions to hold job fair
If all you want for Christmas is job, Career Solutions might be able to help.
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VINSON: Lighthouse provides more than a home
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.
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Volunteers State's National Guard celebrates 376th birthday
The first known Tennessee militia mobilization was organized by Capt. Evan Shelby in 1774.
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Planning Commission approves rock quarry site plan
Planning Commission approves rock quarry site plan
The Rutherford County Planning Commission approved an as-built site plan proposal Monday for accessory structures at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
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Housing market shows steady improvement
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
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Murfreesboro official completes leadership training
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
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Ingram adds to library team
Ingram Content Group has announced the appointment and promotion of two executives to its fast-growing library services business.
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FirstBank repays capital to US Treasury
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.
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MTSU center on cutting edge of improving health rankings
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.
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Ketron retains leadership position with Republican Caucus
Tennessee Senate Republicans met Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Nashville to elect leaders for the 108th General Assembly.
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Corker introduces debt ceiling legislation
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.
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Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
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Holiday season brings lower gas prices
The national and state average price of gaoline has seen a steady drop over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
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Scammers target elderly during Christmas season
It's the time of the year when scammers prey on older Tennesseans.
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Ketron pleased with Haslam's health care exchange decision
Ketron pleased with Haslam's health care exchange decision
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the state will not operate a state-based health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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Father’s suicide influenced hero pilot
Father’s suicide influenced hero pilot
Sullenberger to discuss life-changing events
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Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Companies invest in charging stations
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Survey finds sharp drop in consumer confidence
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.
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Median home prices rising
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
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Local farmers can apply for drought relief
Tennessee has received $778,044 dollars in additional funding to help crop and livestock producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
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'Date which will live in infamy'
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
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Pat Summitt honored by AARP
Pat Summitt honored by AARP
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.
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Homicide victims to be remembered Thursday
Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday.
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Pinnacle adds three to team
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
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Raymond James hires new financial adviser
Raymond James hires new financial adviser
Financial adviser Gabriel Fancher has joined the Raymond James Financial Services Inc. office, located at Southern Community Bank in Murfreesboro.
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Dollar General to hold grand opening celebration
Shoppers in Murfreesboro have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.
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Record shop brings nostalgia back
Record shop brings nostalgia back
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
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'Double your impact' with Nissan
Nissan and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee have partnered to "double your impact" during the first two weeks of December.
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Training offered to improve dementia care in nursing homes
The Tennessee Department of Health Office of Health Care Facilities is providing special training for every certified nursing home in the state.
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It's not too late to vaccinate
Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread across the state.
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Accounting CPE Day to feature multitude of topics
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.
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Artifacts from York’s WWI battle site on exhibit at state museum
Remnants of American history from a World War I battle involving Sgt. Alvin C. York are on exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum.
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Tennessee youth face crisis finding employment
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.
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Youth learn business of art at conference
Youth learn business of art at conference
Foundation teaches kids about success
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Framer creates free cards for Christmas
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Framer creates free cards for Christmas
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
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Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
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County bucks statewide domestic violence trend
County bucks statewide domestic violence trend
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
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State takes stand against babies born addicted to drugs
Weighing in at just over 4 pounds, one of the newest residents of Tennessee isn’t just premature, he’s dependent on addictive drugs.
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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Tennessee
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
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Times-Free Press: Health board opens file on DesJarlais
Times-Free Press: Health board opens file on DesJarlais
The Tennessee Department of Health has acknowledged opening a "complaint file" against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
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MTMC welcomes new general surgeon
Board certified general surgeon Dr. Robert H. Durgin has been added to Middle Tennessee Medical Center's staff, according to a company press release.
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Ambulance service receives national accreditation
Lifeguard Ambulance Service has received the prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence.
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Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
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Porter Flea strikes again with holiday market
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.
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Alive Hospice names new home care administrator
Alive Hospice names new home care administrator
Alive Hospice has named Leslie Baker, of Murfreesboro, as the nonprofit agency’s administrator of home hospice care.
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Haslam to keynote Chamber Power Lunch
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
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Tennessee settles with GlaxoSmithKline over diabetes drug
Tennessee settles with GlaxoSmithKline over diabetes drug
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.
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Thanksgiving gas prices are highest ever
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.
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State continuing efforts with fungal meningitis outbreak patients
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ganache gets artsy
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ganache gets artsy
Beginning in December, a Murfreesboro bakery will feature artwork by local artist Dot Taylor.
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Murphy elected to United Way board of directors
Murphy elected to United Way board of directors
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.
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Residents encouraged to shop local
Residents encouraged to shop local
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
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Murfreesboro native joins financial firm
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.
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Local investment company joins national institute
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.
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SPORTS: Middle Tennessee baseball has much to be proud of
Both the National League and American League CY Young Award winners, David Price and RA Dickey, have ties to the midstate.
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Senior Financial Advisors hires new account manager
Senior Financial Advisors hires new account manager
Mark Osborn has been selected as the new client account manager at Senior Financial Advisors Inc., according to a company press release.
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Mortgage help still available for Tenn. homeowners, AG says
Mortgage help still available for Tenn. homeowners, AG says
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.
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Don't let food poisoning spoil Turkey Day
Practice safe food handling when cooking and dining
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Murfreesboro police officer receives MADD award
Murfreesboro police officer receives MADD award
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named a Murfreesboro law enforcement official as the Tennessee Officer of the Year.
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Gas prices continue downward trend
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
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County Commission adopts new zoning ordinance
County Commission adopts new zoning ordinance
Commissioners approval development plan
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
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Counties partner for unique tour
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.
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Dishing it to the governor
Dishing it to the governor
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
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Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots
Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots

Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.

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Haslam still unsure about insurance exchange
Haslam still unsure about insurance exchange
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday no decision has been made regarding whether Tennessee will participate in a federally run insurance exchange under Obamacare.
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Tennessee unemployment falls slightly
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.
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State nets $1M in settlement with telemarketing group
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.
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Veteran bankers launch new financial firm
Veteran bankers launch new financial firm
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
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Local home sales take unexpected turn
Home sales in Rutherford County took an unexpected turn for the better last month.
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US Treasury urges direct deposit compliance
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.
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‘White gold’ is center of sweet saga in Cuban documentary
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.
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Researchers identify gene behind rare leukemia
Researchers identify gene behind rare leukemia
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.
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Gas prices continue to fall in Tennessee
Gas prices continue to fall in Tennessee
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 per gallon Sunday.
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Job Fair being held Thursday
The Career Solutions center in Antioch will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday for Automation Personnel Services.
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MTSU Poll: Haslam enjoys high, bipartisan support
MTSU Poll: Haslam enjoys high, bipartisan support
Majorities of Republicans, independents and even Democrats approve
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Hercules prepares for new Chamber of Commerce role
Hercules prepares for new Chamber of Commerce role
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Breakfast options expand
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and local residents will soon have another option when it comes to bacon and eggs.
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Surprising growth seen in home sales
Sales did go down in September, but they unexpectedly went back up in October.
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Walmart eyes north Murfreesboro site
Walmart eyes north Murfreesboro site
Murfreesboro may soon be a four Walmart town, a planning official confirmed Wednesday morning.
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New class makes playing piano a pleasure
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
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TECHWISE: Making your business stand out above noise
Seven tips to help your business find its voice
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Don't forget your ID
A new state law requiring Tennessee voters to show photo identification will be put to the test today as voters head to the polls.
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UPDATED: Rutherford County results delayed due to turnout
UPDATED: Rutherford County results delayed due to turnout
Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, officials with the Rutherford County Election Commission released the results of absentee ballots and early voting.
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Times Free Press: Judge releases DesJarlais divorce transcript will be released today
Times Free Press: Judge releases DesJarlais divorce transcript will be released today
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.
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Schools make honor roll on state report card
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.
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Hollyday Marketplace to benefit local nonprofits
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.
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Judge: Barrett breached contract in road dispute
Judge: Barrett breached contract in road dispute
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.
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Republicans strengthen hold on state politics
Research shows GOP gains ground with voters
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Report: Women still earn less than men
Report: Women still earn less than men
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Go Red offering scholarships
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.
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Nashville, Rutherford County chambers form new partnership
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.
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Stewart-DesJarlais race tightens, report says
Stewart-DesJarlais race tightens, report says
The Cook Political Report has upgraded the race for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican.”
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National unemployment remains steady
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.
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Juvenile magistrate prepares to take over Ash's seat
Juvenile magistrate prepares to take over Ash's seat
Siskin named new Circuit Court judge
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MTMC welcomes new employees
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has announced the hiring of two new employees who have joined the health care community in Murfreesboro.
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MetLife appoints new Murfreesboro sales agents
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.
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Rutherford County schools makes honor roll on state's report card
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.
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Highway Patrol steps up enforcement for Halloween
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
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State senators target Obamacare
State senators target Obamacare
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.”
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Hurricane Sandy makes gas prices unstable
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
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Haslam appoints Siskin to Circuit Court
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hancock makes a move
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.
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DesJarlais, Stewart fight for county voters
DesJarlais, Stewart fight for county voters
Candidates discuss hot-topic issues
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Downtown gears up for holiday season
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.
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LETTER: Capitalism has caused injustice
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.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Working families are real job creators
GUEST EDITORIAL: Working families are real job creators
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.
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MTSU Poll: Romney leads Obama in Tenn.
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.
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La Vergne police to play Titans alumni at fundraiser
La Vergne police to play Titans alumni at fundraiser
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.
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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic welcomes new podiatrist
The Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has announced the addition of Dr. Adam Toren, a specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery, to its staff.
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Local detective graduates from first TBI academy class
Local detective graduates from first TBI academy class
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.
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Farmers' Markets bloom in Murfreesboro
Farmers' Markets bloom in Murfreesboro
Rutherford County market gears up for winter
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Financial service manager earns advanced degrees
Financial service manager earns advanced degrees
Jeffrey O. Brown, president of Financial Services and Solutions Inc. announced the accomplishments of Client Service Manager Hayley Clagg.
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Family Staffing Solutions expands in Texas
Family Staffing Solutions of Dallas, a franchise of Murfreesboro-based Family Staffing Solutions Inc., is expanding its operations into Collin County, Texas.
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AEDC hosts annual VA picnic
AEDC hosts annual VA picnic
A number of organizations from the base and the community contributed donations and personal support for the VA picnic.
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Amazon seeking holiday workers
Amazon is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: New waxing salon to open
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.
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Journalists to be honored for lifetime of service
Journalists to be honored for lifetime of service
Officials announce formation of Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame
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Gallery brings art, culture to downtown
Gallery brings art, culture to downtown
Made in Murfreesboro is adding culture to the mix with the opening of its photography gallery.
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Deer cause nearly 6,000 crashes in Tennessee
The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season.
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Nissan announces 810 new jobs, adds 3rd shift
Nissan North America is adding a third shift to its plant in Smyrna, creating 810 jobs, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today.
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November elections enter home stretch
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.
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All In One Recycling partners with work house
All In One Recycling has announced the opening of its mixed recovery facility, located in Murfreesboro.
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Home sales remain strong despite seasonal dip
Rutherford County finally experienced a dip in home sales last month – a seasonal decrease that is to be expected during cooler months.
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La Vergne to host walk-to-school day
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.
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Chamber staff earns awards
Chamber staff earns awards
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.
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Bondware holds free session on e-mail marketing
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.
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Siegel High clubs to hold Fall Marketplace fundraiser
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.
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Rising home sales signal changes in future supply
Many in the real estate industry feel that within about eight months the reasonably good lot sites will be substantially gone.
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Auto Salvage King relishes longtime role
Auto Salvage King relishes longtime role
Woodbury man still dealing car parts decades later
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New classifications will reveal much about prep football
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Goodwill hosting job fair in Antioch
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.
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Mayday Brewery is coming
Mayday Brewery is coming
Murfreesboro company readies for launch
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DesJarlais: Attacks meant to distract voters
DesJarlais: Attacks meant to distract voters
Congressman pushes back against allegations
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Senators call for answers in meningitis outbreak
Senators call for answers in meningitis outbreak
Tennessee lawmakers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to provide Congress with more information about compounding pharmacy laws.
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Companies recruit students at annual MTSU job fair
Companies recruit students at annual MTSU job fair
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.
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Now is the time to prepare for holiday rush
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
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Partnership gives students healthy vending options
When Jenna Stitzel realized nearly 40 percent of students in Rutherford County Schools are overweight or obese, she knew something needed to change.
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Rutherford County gets first ambulatory surgery center
Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst has received a certificate of need from the state of Tennessee to establish an ambulatory surgery center, located in Smyrna.
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Altar'd State hires new brand manager
Clothing boutique Altar’d State, which specializes in giving back, recently hired a new brand manager, Amberly Bradford.
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Parents, kids dread 'birds and bees'
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.
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United Way is recruiting
The local nonprofit seeks partners to address issues in education, income, health and rebuilding lives for the upcoming fiscal year.
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Stones River Mall celebrates 20 years
Anniversary bash slated for October
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Roscoe Brown expands services
After 72 years in business, Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown continues expanding its business – this time to include a plumbing division.
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Murfreesboro venture aims to improve your golf game
Murfreesboro venture aims to improve your golf game
For all of those golfers who want to improve their games, Golf Shadow is about to be open for business in Murfreesboro.
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Ingenuity grew Murfreesboro sewing company into empire
Ingenuity grew Murfreesboro sewing company into empire
Most people would agree that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy whether in a small town or a big city.
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Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
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.
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MTSU Career Development Center to hold annual career fair
Murphy Center event open to students, alumni
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Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
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Third Tennessee facility found in meningitis outbreak
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.
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Health Department investigating meningitis outbreak
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.
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StoneCrest Medical Center earns quality recognition
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center recently was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission.
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Organizations partner to launch veterans program
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.
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Rutherford County leads nation in job growth
Rutherford County leads nation in job growth
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.
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MTSU assistant coach promoted at First National Bank
Pieter van Vuuren has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro, according to a press release.
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Tenn. Highway Patrol accepting applications
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.
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Tennessee lives up to nickname
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and Columbia native Jan Kirk Wright will be recognized tomorrow for being an outstanding volunteer.
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'NASCAR preacher' back at pit-road pulpit
'NASCAR preacher' back at pit-road pulpit
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Seminar to focus on social media marketing
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.
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Dressing for success in the boardroom
Dressing for success in the boardroom
When adapting New York runway fashion to the Murfreesboro level – and forecast – dressing for success can prove tricky.
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First National Bank reaches $500M in assets
First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro is now a financial institution worth more than half of a billion dollars.
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MTSU, Roane State ink agreement to ease transfers
MTSU, Roane State ink agreement to ease transfers
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.
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Military, overseas ballots are in mail
The last day to register to vote in the November Election is Columbus Day.
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United Way encourages businesses to help add it up
Committee challenges small businesses to make an impact on community
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Volunteer spirit breathes new life into Granville
Volunteer spirit breathes new life into Granville
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
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Property assessor settles hundreds of appeals
Rutherford County’s new property assessor announced Monday the office has settled more than 400 outstanding appeals cases.
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Experts: Uncertainty preventing stronger economic recovery
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.
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MTSU performers open season in ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’
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.”
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MTSU alum receives Champion of Free Enterprise Award
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.
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MTSU in discussions to purchase former hospital property
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.
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Report: Income tax data differ from rhetoric
When it comes to taxes and who is or isn't paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction.
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MTSU announces six-city True Blue Tour of state
Deans, administrators and counselors from Murfreesboro campus to visit Johnson City and Knoxville this week
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Next generation of leaders to hold summit
Murfreesboro Young Professionals prepares for inaugural Leadership Summit
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Stonebrook Day School puts nature back into outdoor play
Children playing comes naturally; Stonebrook Day School put natural back into child’s play.
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Tenn. first lady to visit Smyrna Elementary
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.
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Six local agencies receive highway safety grants
More than $162,000 in grants have been approved to aid six Rutherford County agencies in their highway safety efforts.
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Housing sector shows signs of recovery
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
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MINUTE: MTSU to examine economic outlook
MTMC has rescheduled the Sept. 20 Think About It educational session for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon-1p.m. in the same location.
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WOODY: Isn’t road-kill stew, highway hash yummy?
WOODY: Isn’t road-kill stew, highway hash yummy?
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.
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Fisher House construction marks historic day
Fisher House construction marks historic day
Wounded warrior praises public-private partnership
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Gas prices see largest jump since 2009
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis.
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Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing
Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing
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.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Wine on River tickets still available,
Linebaugh holds Civil War talk
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Registration deadline Friday for MTSU Economic Outlook Conference
Friday is the deadline to register for the 20th annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference.
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RED REPORT: Home sales continue slow, but steady climb
August was another great month in the real-estate business in Rutherford County.
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Beware of e-mail scams, state warns
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
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Shacklett’s celebrates 75 years
Shacklett’s celebrates 75 years
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
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MINUTE: New childcare opportunity for working families
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.
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National unemployment edges downward
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.
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Report: Summer shows what climate change has in store
Summer in Tennessee is telling us a lot about climate change and where we're headed in the future.
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Campaign ads lack substance
If the past is any indication, some hot-button issues will consume more and more radio and television time until the election in November.
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Meat processor considering Cannon County for plant
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
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Corker concerned about US approach to Syria
Corker concerned about US approach to Syria
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.
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Sheriff's Office to dedicate 9/11 memorial
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Local art supply owner's work on display
Local business owner Glenn Merchant spends his time helping young artists flourish through his art supply shop Moxie! located in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
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Senators announce appropriations for Rutherford County
Senators announce appropriations for Rutherford County
Rutherford County will receive nearly $453.9 million in state appropriations, including some funds for the long-awaited MTSU Science Building.
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THP arrests 21 for DUIs in Rutherford County over Labor Day weekend
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.
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 City Council denies airport expansion
City Council denies airport expansion
The council also deferred a proposal to award a contract for designing improvements to Bradyville Pike.
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Wild Flours new addition to downtown
Goodwill to hold job fair
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Job seekers have banner day at recent job fair
More than 430 job applicants turned out for event co-hosted by Labor Department, Mike Sparks
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Wisconsin governor to make Murfreesboro appearance
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.
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Young GOP delegate joins convention fray
Young GOP delegate joins convention fray
Murfreesboro native participates in national party politics
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Having a website crucial for business today
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Restaurant breaks ground on new locale
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Restaurant breaks ground on new locale
Culver’s made-to-order ButterBurgers are one step closer to the mouths of hungry residents living in southeast Murfreesboro.
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Labor Day travelers to pay more at pump
Labor Day travelers to pay more at pump
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.
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Six Rutherford County schools receive top honors
Six Rutherford County schools receive top honors
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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Democratic challenger launches district tour
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.
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HUDGINS: Tax workshop open to entrepreneurs
Have no fear business majors, there are plenty of upcoming events for you to immerse yourself into the Murfreesboro community.
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VINSON: Tower of Babel remains relevant today
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.
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FAIR: A past Vol great choice for today
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.
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Fisher House steps closer to giving haven for healing
Fisher House steps closer to giving haven for healing
Volunteers prepare for groundbreaking ceremony
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Bumpus donates to Fisher House
Bumpus donates to Fisher House
Following months of fundraising efforts, a check for more than $22,000 was donated Aug. 18 to the Tennessee Fisher House.
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Traveling used to be enjoyable
As summer comes to a close, my mind wanders back to a time when travel was fun. Do you remember fun?
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Blackberry House like walking through Pinterest
Blackberry House like walking through Pinterest
Local shop offers gifts galore
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Sandwich shop to open next month
Firehouse Subs is bringing its unique flavor to Murfreesboro next month with the opening of a new location on Medical Center Parkway.
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TrustPoint holds open house
TrustPoint holds open house
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.
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Salmonella outbreak sickens Tennesseans
Salmonella outbreak sickens Tennesseans
State health and agricultural officials are warning Tennesseans about an ongoing outbreak of salmonella linked to cantaloupe.
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Student test scores show slight increase
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,
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DesJarlais: Office not involved in swimming scandal
DesJarlais: Office not involved in swimming scandal
Congressman confirms participating in Israeli trip
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Unemployment rate holds steady as economy remains sluggish
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.
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HUDGINS: BBC Motors changes name to Drive Now
After 20 years in business as BBC Motors, the pre-owned car dealership has changed its name to Drive Now Murfreesboro.
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Pioneer Power Days is Eagleville's biggest event
Pioneer Power Days is Eagleville's biggest event
Annual tractor show to draw thousands
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DesJarlais defends decision to reject debate request
DesJarlais defends decision to reject debate request
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: What values do houses reflect?
A McMansion is a curious thing.
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Hottest workout trend arrives in Murfreesboro
Hottest workout trend arrives in Murfreesboro
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.
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Goodwill schedules job fair for Friday
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and Goodwill Career Solutions is committed to helping them find a job.
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Summer heat claims young lives
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.
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Learn how to plan your business at the Chamber
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.
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RuCo keeps Basketball Championships, Spring Fling through 2017
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La Vergne uses electronic billboard to inform citizens
La Vergne uses electronic billboard to inform citizens
Displays upcoming events, city meetings
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Home sales showing steady improvement
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, local real estate expert Steven Dotson continues to emphasize an improvement in home sales.
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Metal Max makes move to Murfreesboro
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.
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HUDGINS: Nissan looks to hire more plant technicians
Google conducts business workshop; Affordable Care Act adds adoption tax credit
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WHITTLE: What qualifies a judge to judge newspapering?
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.
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Gibson Guitar reaches settlement with Justice Department
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.
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Tennessee State Parks to celebrate annivesary
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.
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Nashville ranked top music hub
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Chick-fil-A controversy not surprising
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.
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Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
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TECH WISE: Use social media to company's advantage
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.
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Asurion offering jobs to Middle Tennessee college graduates
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.
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Democratic opponent challenges DesJarlais to debates
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.
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County Schools director looks to future
County Schools director looks to future
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
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Republican candidates call for unity
Republican candidates call for unity
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
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Tracy secures third term in Tennessee Senate
Tracy secures third term in Tennessee Senate
State Sen. Jim Tracy overwhelmingly defeated challenger Matt Randolph in the Republican Party primary Thursday for the 14th District in the Tennessee Senate.
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Business Milestones
Fifth Third Bank congratulates Bob Gerard on his recent promotion to vice president and membership advantage program director for the Tennessee affiliate.
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MINUTE: MTMC to hold breast reducation seminar
AT&T launches 4G in Boro
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Tennessee Democrats disavow their senate candidate
The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Mark Clayton receiving the most votes in the Democratic Primary for US Senate.
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Cake is delicious accident
Put the words “gooey” and “butter” in front of cake, and you simply can’t go wrong.
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Vanderbilt to map doctor shortages
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.
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LIVING WELL: Salute to retiring Murfreesboro chiropractor
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.
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Murfreesboro shuts down digital sign
Murfreesboro shuts down digital sign
Officials pull plug after winning legal battle
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Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Concert slated for next week
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Opry Mills retailers offering deep discounts
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.
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UT Gardens August 2012 Plant of the Month: Narrow-leaf ironweed
UT Gardens August 2012 Plant of the Month: Narrow-leaf ironweed
Narrow-leaf ironweed is a species native to Oklahoma and Arkansas that is also well suited for the home landscape in Tennessee.
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Tennessee kids ranked healthiest in South
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.
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Blackman teacher under investigation could lose license
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.
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Haslam appoints special Supreme Court
Unique panel made up of highly qualified and diverse appointees
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BREAKING NEWS: DOJ slams mosque opponents in rebuttal
BREAKING NEWS: DOJ slams mosque opponents in rebuttal
US attorneys file motion in response to federal filings
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Besties 2012
Besties 2012
Winners in The Murfreesboro Post's annual readers' choice awards!
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La Vergne job fair slated for Wednesday
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.
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Recent college graduate lands job at First National Bank
Recent college graduate lands job at First National Bank
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.
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City Council makes plans for capital spending
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.
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TrustPoint adds new services to hospital mix
TrustPoint adds new services to hospital mix
Project culminates seven-year effort.
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HUDGINS: Enjoy arts for good cause
Looking for an evening of art and entertainment? How about two?
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Murfreesboro plant receives workplace safety award
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.
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New venture connects farmers, community
New venture connects farmers, community
Imagine a Facebook-like online community that connects local farmers with restaurateurs, school chefs and retail business owners.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: ‘Tis the season for fundraising efforts
Want to open your own business?
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Highway Patrol offers Citizens Police Academy
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
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Beesley Foundation honored as business leader
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.
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Third local elected president of national Exchange Club
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.
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Experts: There's no better time to buy
Experts: There's no better time to buy
With mortgage rates so low.
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HUDGINS: New shop offers fabrics at discounted rates
Crafty ladies and gents, listen up. There's a new shop in town that is perfect for interior designers and newbie upholsterers, alike.
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Fall fashions are around the corner
Fall fashions are around the corner
Trends making appearances in boutiques, department stores.
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Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
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Rutherford County home sales continue to improve
Rutherford County home sales continue to improve
Home sales in Rutherford County continue to gain momentum, new housing data shows.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: TSBDC offers quick class for QuickBooks
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Kelli Beam achieves IOM Certification
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Kelli Beam has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.
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UPDATED: Federal judge allows Murfreesboro mosque to open
UPDATED: Federal judge allows Murfreesboro mosque to open
Federal officials file lawsuit against Rutherford County
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State lottery sees record sales in 2012
More than 600,000 grants or scholarships have been awarded since 2004
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'Race To The Top' starts with common core
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.
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Tennessee ranks No. 1 in automotive manufacturing strength
State earns eight Top 10 honors in Business Facilities 2012 State Rankings Report
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Premiere 6 goes digital
Premiere 6 goes digital
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
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HUDGINS: New Pita Pit offers fresh, healthy dining
Murfreesboro residents will soon have a fresh, healthy dining option with the opening of Pita Pit.
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Picturesque setting is perfect for portraits
Picturesque setting is perfect for portraits
Setting has been designed for portraits to be taken by Steve Zavisa, owner of Studio Z Unique Photography.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: BNA makes it easier to get out of town
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Haslam executive order suspends hay transportation rules
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
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BEP summer camp is all business
BEP summer camp is all business
State Farm Summer Business Camp gives middle school students the opportunity to acquire business, financial literacy and leadership skills through hands-on activities.
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Republican candidate to hold town hall meeting
Republican candidate to hold town hall meeting
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.
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Yard Sale Frog partners with The Post in print
Local businesses YardSaleFrog.com and The Murfreesboro Post are joining forces to offer an affordable option for advertising yard sales in Rutherford County.
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Smyrna hiring fair for veterans set for July 13
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
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Companies warned to pull unapproved drugs from market
Companies warned to pull unapproved drugs from market
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.
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Housing shows signs of recovery in midstate
Housing shows signs of recovery in midstate
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
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Hundreds of new state laws take affect
Hundreds of new state laws take affect
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
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HUDGINS: Discount store coming to East Main Street
Dollar General is one step closer to building a new store near Camino Real off East Main Street.
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Summer vacation: Not what it used to be?
Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who don't have summer classes to attend, or an organized reading program.
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Rutherford County ranks fourth in employment growth
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.
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Small shops struggle without anchor stores
Small shops struggle without anchor stores
Local retailers hope for future development
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Middle Tennessee borders on drought
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
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Economy takes toll on American wealth
Economy takes toll on American wealth
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
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GOP renews call for health care law repeal
GOP renews call for health care law repeal
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.
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Students show improvement on TCAP test
Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row
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Rutherford County receives state tire recycling grant
Rutherford County receives state tire recycling grant
Rutherford County will receive a $466,000 waste tire recycling grant for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
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Murfreesboro Police gets funds to replace outdated radios
Murfreesboro Police gets funds to replace outdated radios
The two-way radios currently used by Murfreesboro police date back to the early 1970s
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Mosque attention affects economic development
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
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HUDGINS: MTMC implements new technology
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.
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Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
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Planning Commission sees surge in development requests
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
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HUDGINS: Salon's facelift blends technology with style
Murfreesboro’s premiere Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Tangerine Salon and Spa, recently opened a renovated salon experience.
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Store looks to 'alter state' of retail
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.
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Tracy makes re-election bid official
State Sen. Jim Tracy formally announced Monday he will be a candidate for re-election to the 14th District in the Tennessee State Senate.
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Fallen Vietnam hero to be honored in Williamson County
A fallen Williamson County hero killed in Vietnam 42 years ago will be memorialized on Saturday, June 30, with a bridge dedication.
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Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
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Charges of ethics violations ‘substantially true’
Charges of ethics violations ‘substantially true’
Judge finds merit in Zelenik’s attack ads against Black
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Local residents invited to join in cancer research
Just as individuals donate blood to save lives, so can they donate information to accomplish the same goal.
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HUDGINS: Manufacturers awarded for safety records
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.
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LIVING WELL: Arsenic in apple juice stirs concerns
LIVING WELL: Arsenic in apple juice stirs concerns
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.
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Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Festival continues to adapt with times
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Tennessee artisans prepare for Porter Flea
Tennessee artisans prepare for Porter Flea
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
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Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Local cancer survivor looks to future
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Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
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.
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National Guard revises bonus policy for enlistees
National Guard revises bonus policy for enlistees
This policy has five different tiers of bonuses ranging from $5,000 all the way up to $15,000 for new enlistees.
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New MTSU grant will create online guide to Tennessee music
Was that song about Tennessee?
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Tennessee wins Gold Shovel Award
Annual award recognizes achievements in job creation and economic impact
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UPDATED: White, Garvin will not debate
UPDATED: White, Garvin will not debate
Garvin defends his vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
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Planned Parenthood: Sex education bill could harm progress
Forty-seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples in all 50 states.
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Discovery School teacher honored by peers
“I never wanted to be a teacher. I resisted it until I took a class and then I knew I wanted to teach, and I wanted to do it like Aunt Carol,” said Stacey Burt, who teaches sixth grade at the Discovery School in Murfreesboro.
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Housing market maintains improvement
Home sales in Rutherford County continued an upward climb in May, newly released data shows.
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BUSINESS MILESTONES: MidSouth reports earnings
MidSouth Bank announced its first quarter financial results and celebrated positive earnings for a ninth consecutive quarter.
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HIRINGS & PROMOTIONS: FNB Mortgage adds new staff
Settled into new offices in the heart of Murfreesboro’s signature Gateway business district, FNB Mortgage has added five new staff members.
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HUDGINS: Local divas have new options for fitness, beauty
Murfreesboro’s own Barre 11 will begin holding classes Saturday, June 16 in its new Georgetown Square location.
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