Even the fences tell tales in Rutherford County.
A backpack containing several mortar rounds and a training hand grenade was found by the dumpster at Ashwood Cove apartment complex this morning, according Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans.
From city staff, to the Planning Commission, to Ragan Smith Associates, to Terri Sterling Communications, to the Steering Committee, to members of the public who showed up and spoke out, this plan was made possible because a whole bunch of people got to work. It will take just as much community involvement moving forward.
On behalf of Mayor Shane McFarland, Vice Mayor Madeline Scales Harris was pleased to proclaim last week "Blue Raider Basketball Week" at Thursday night's meeting.
A first-degree murder charge against the man accused of robbing and killing Smyrna resident Kimberly Allen has been bound over to a Rutherford County grand jury.
Award-winning Tyra Pilgrim brings business experience to CTE job.
Horses and mules were the rule, not cars, in the winter of '11 when she was born.
Murfreesboro boutique Dreamingincolor is now accepting entries for their art competition, a contest for artists in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Music teachers and students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools participated in the Fifth Annual MCS Festival Choir concert Thursday, March 9.
The city government is taking a neutral stance on legislation sponsored by Rep. Tim Rudd allowing unlimited political signs on private property, in conflict with its sign ordinance.
The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office will prosecute first-degree murder charges against former Murfreesboro resident Sara Parsons after District Attorney Jennings Jones recused himself from the case, citing a family friendship.
Ross Lester, the rhythmic mastermind behind Everybody Drum Some, will direct the crowd of percussionists at the drumming event, held in late March to help ring in spring.
Join the spring fun at the Boro Garden Party at Lane Agri-Park Community Center on March 31 and April 1.
Blackman High School senior Al Thebphakone has been honored for his volunteerism with national recognition -- a certificate of excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and a President's Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Lonestar Rodeo Company rolled into town last week for the 12th annual Rutherford County School Resource Officer Rodeo.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Tuesday was charged with murder, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
At the city school boarding meeting Feb. 28, Erma Siegel Elementary students Kameryn Galland, Erin Higgins and Skye Roberts presented the product that earned them first place at the school's Invention Convention.
Four years after Amanda Lane Woodall's death, her childhood abuser pleads guilty to murder.
During this morning's severe weather an armed robbery occurred in the Cedar Glen Mobile Home Park at Fergus and Sand Hill Road.
Eagleville native Dawn White is county's only female legislator.
Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais is drawing the wrath of Democratic protesters, many of whom say he is unaccountable to 4th District voters.
Two people were wounded by gunshots at Rogers Park in Murfreesboro this afternoon.
After nearly a decade, MTSU's Native American Student Association revived what was once one of the top 10 powwows in the United States.
A TBI investigation resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man charged with impersonating an agent.
Edward K. Vanepps was arrested Tuesday for solicitation of a minor and attempt to commit child rape.
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the leg by thieves who broke into his car, according to a police report.
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.
Two suspects accused of loading a gun safe onto a victim's truck and stealing both the safe and truck were charged by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detectives.
The Native American Student Association of Middle Tennessee State University is proud to host the Indigenous Peoples' Powwow Feb. 24-26, 2017 at the MTSU Livestock Center.
Turner Construction, university to partner for Aug. 21 Great Tennessee Eclipse Event.
A Murfreesboro family says their children were wrongfully arrested at Hobgood Elementary and has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the 2016 incident, claiming their civil rights were violated.
William Brace, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of Espy, whose beaten and bloody body was found Feb. 23, 2015, in rural Bedford County. She had been choked to death.
A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.
Selling sub sandwiches to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the shoulder Friday night.
Soups for Smiles is a week long fundraising event where participating restaurants donate a portion of soups sold to Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford County.
University also co-sponsors concert honoring Loretta Lynn.
A Murfreesboro resident is criticizing the removal of electric department general manager Steve Sax from his post, saying it appears to be retribution for his opposition to selling the utility to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
"The students responsible for the bathroom vandalism at Blackman High School have been caught, severely disciplined and will face criminal charges," said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.
Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.
Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.
Fine art and fine craft will be featured during the Boro Art Crawl on Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The crawl takes place in and around the Square and the area soon to become Murfreesboro's art community, the Bottoms.
Princesses in their royal best admired bridal finery both old and new, borrowed and even blue Friday night at Oaklands Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit.
If a wedding is one of the most important days in a couple's life together, then what value do the suits and dresses have?
Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.
It is not unusual to see patients in our office for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.
Murfreesboro Police Department has lost 51 officers over the last two years, roughly 10 percent annually, but officials say the turnover rate is more about trends among young officers and factors such as an increasingly difficult job than about bad management.
It was all in the family!
The Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet and awards program Thursday, Jan. 19, at Holiday Inn Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Melinda Boisseau, 37, of Murfreesboro, was sentenced on Jan. 19, 2017, to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for filing false tax returns in the names of other individuals, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Nearly thirty people filled the local Republican Party's Main Street headquarters Friday to celebrate incoming President Donald Trump's inauguration.
A Rutherford County man has been charged with killing two people and seriously injuring another in Cannon County last weekend, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Young's seat to remain vacant for now.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a driver's license renewal kiosk for Rutherford County residents.
The state is giving Middle Point Landfill a permit to treat water from its rock-crushing operation despite opposition from area residents and an environmental group.
A national women's group is criticizing the year-plus-long incarceration of Anna Yocca, who was released from jail this week after pleading guilty to a felony charge in connection with a failed effort to perform her own abortion.
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Construction projects throughout Murfreesboro could affect this week's commuters.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.
The Center for the Arts will open its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the award-winning "Alice - A Wonder-Full New Musical."
The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
These construction projects could affect your commute.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
Linebaugh will host local author Alberta Tolbert on Tuesday, January 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Leah Nichole, 13, has the voice, the writing ability and her family's support.
With Murfreesboro Police preparing to discipline six officers in connection with the April arrest of Hobgood Elementary School students, community leaders say they're glad the department is taking action even if it's eight months after the incident.
There is no doubt that 2016 was full of gripping news stories, but here are a few that stood out to us during the year in review.
Dec. 27 Murfreesboro Police detectives served an arrest warrant on Danny Holmes Jr. for the murder of Cesar Lopez-Flores. A search warrant was also served at Holmes' West Main Street apartment.
Broadway star and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater gems at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
For a holiday that holds high in tradition, why must we ask ourselves every year, "what are we eating for Christmas dinner?"
Murfreesboro Symphony, Chorus bring audience to its feet.
Multiple studies indicate that the process of giving--be it time, talk, toil or toys--will often result in lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, lessening depression and greater happiness.
Students at Oakland High School studied hard through December and still found time to help others. Two groups of OHS students recently worked to raise money for those in need.
Last Monday Sprouts Farmers Market and its customers donated bagged essentials to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, enabling the food bank to serve more struggling families in Rutherford County.
An altercation on West Castle Street led to a deadly shooting this afternoon.
A Rutherford County jail inmate is charged with assault after allegedly attacking a detention center officer because he was mad about losing trusty status, records show.
Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating the murder of a man late Friday night at an Indian Park Drive residence after several people allegedly kidnapped a woman, took her there and shot the victim.
The Rutherford County Commission met Dec. 15 to discuss plans for appointing an interim sheriff, as well as consider rezoning requests and a fundraising plea from Motlow State Community College.
Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS (MTAR) recently held food drives for the hungry in their service areas.
"It's the holocaust of 2016," said Adnan Shamdin. "Why is this okay today?"
This month, the nonprofit organizations of Rutherford County are taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our community, for serving as a volunteer, for bringing donations and for supporting them financially. In their own words . . .
Emergency workers had to slow-walk their response to a truck fire early Wednesday off I-24 in the Buchanan area after they found out they were dealing with hazardous materials, according to Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
Lawsuit alleges negligence at Rutherford County Jail.
An alleged female victim reported she was kidnapped earlier in the night by several suspects in Bedford County, assaulted and directed to take the suspects to the home ofCesar Lopez-Flores, who was shot and killed.
Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.
Zac Brown Band to headline benefit Dec. 17 for those affected by Gatlinburg-area wildfires.
"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker
Central Magnet School received awards at the South's BEST, or Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, robotics championship held at Auburn University Dec. 3-4. The school received the third-place award for Team Exhibit and Interview, and the third-place award for Most Photogenic Robot.
A Circuit Court jury convicted Dewey "Butch" Abbott of second-degree murder Friday in the July 22, 2015 shooting death of Jesse Sliepenbeek, a verdict that could force the defendant to spend at least 15 years in prison.
Moxie Art Supply welcomed area artists in from the cold Friday night for its grand reopening during the Boro Art Crawl and Holiday Shop and Stroll downtown.
Seventh grade homeschool student Anna Creel's Nutcracker-themed colored pencil piece won a first place ribbon in Dreamingincolor's young artist contest recently, and was showcased at Friday night's art crawl.
School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.
For only $10 adopt a cat or kitten from PAWS for the holidays. The facility currently has more than 50 felines, resulting in an adoption special until Saturday.
A Rutherford County jail inmate has died after becoming ill while in detention, the sheriff's office reported.
Former county attorney will also serve two years probation, nine months home confinement
Some of President-elect Donald Trump's most pointed rhetoric during his campaign was against those who are "different" from him: immigrants, refugees and Muslims.
Dreams came true for at least 1,892 people at MTSU Saturday, Dec. 10, as they accepted their hard-earned graduate and undergraduate degrees inside Murphy Center at the university's fall 2016 commencement ceremonies.
With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.
DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.
Last Thursday Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit arrested a 31-year-old Houston, Texas woman for the murder of her boyfriend in 2007, a detective supervisor says.
The Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control decertified the Rutherford County jail last week after it failed a follow-up November inspection, a decision that increases the county's liability in cases dealing with the treatment of inmates.
A Murfreesboro woman accused of stealing investors' money is being fined $50,000 and barred from securities work in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Anyone with information in this case should call Murfreesboro Police immediately at (615) 893-1311. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).
Migdalia Freyre (aka Mig Christian) permanently barred, fined $50,000.
Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
The Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club started presenting third graders with dictionaries in 2007.
Christmas at Oaklands a favorite holiday pastime.
Thursday afternoon a special meeting to address issues associated with Middle Point Landfill opened Murfreesboro City Council's session.
A twice-convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual battery of a high school student he incapacitated four years ago
University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.
School Resource Officers have not identified the student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School but the found no actual threat was made, an SRO captain said.
A former Murfreesboro Police SWAT unit leader received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to child porn charges.
'Boro police, firefighters make party special for 8-year-old twins.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Garrett is set to leave his position in December after six years with the department and a long tenure with Murfreesboro Police.
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.
The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."
"The Christmas Schooner" will sail again at Center for the Arts December 2 through 18.
The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is waiting for a state attorney general opinion before making a decision on a campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Jim Tracy, a state official said.
After second failed inspection, decertification recommended.
Anna Yocca, 32, was indicted by the November grand jury on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion, all felonies, according to Circuit Court records.
A Rutherford County deputy was forced to spring into action Tuesday in Circuit Court to keep an inmate from attacking a district attorney.
Police in La Vergne are investigating a shooting that injured one man yesterday and caused an auto accident.
About $134,400 worth of high grade marijuana and eight firearms were confiscated from a La Vergne resident after a search warrant was served last week at his home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics supervisor said Monday.
In the face of fear, kindness counts.
Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.
'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.
It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!
The founder of Operation Adopt a Hero, a nonprofit agency set up to help veterans, is charged with multiple counts of rape in connection with a July incident in which he allegedly gave the victim alcohol and then sexually assaulted her.
"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.
Additions to soccer field design and other items from City Council meeting.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its 4th annual "Let Freedom Ring" Veterans Day concert on Friday night.
Nonprofit sees first approval of request for 'voluntary annexation' of more than 194 acres.
Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.
'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.
Thursday, Oct. 27 Alexandro Antoine, 24, of Greenland Drive was charged with two counts each of aggravated robbery and theft under $500
An exploding Death Star, Jedi games and costume contests at the Star Wars-themed event.
Matthew Blomeley has been officially named the new assistant director of the City Planning Department. Blomeley had previously served as principal planner since 2006 and currently serves under Planning Director Gary Whitak
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engine 3 and Rescue 8 are on the scene of a gas leak at Dill Lane.
Consider these projects when planning your commute this week.
Ketron alleges voter fraud remains a problem.
Rutherford County is establishing a community partnership with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Brigade Combat Team to create a base of support as the soldiers embark on another combat mission.
A day after he resigned as county attorney and six months after leaving Pinnacle Financial Partners' board of directors, Jim Cope pleaded guilty to insider trading charges filed by U.S. attorneys amid allegations he made one buy in the midst of a bank board meeting.
A former Subway employee is accused of breaking into four of the Rutherford County restaurants as well as Go USA Fun Park this month.
A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming her elderly mother died from negligence by local healthcare providers, mainly involving a botched diuretic prescription.
With the already deadly Hurricane Matthew representing the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund to support affected communities, the victims and their ongoing needs.
Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.
A wanted convicted felon faces attempted murder charges of two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies after he allegedly fired several rounds at them before they arrested him Tuesday afternoon, said Chief Deputy Randy Garrett.
A year after her husband was gunned down at Mona Boat Ramp, Janet Hawkins holds out hope investigators will find his killer.
The Boro Art Crawl turns one this month. On October 14, the crawl will feature more artists and artwork than ever before in 25 different locations from 6-9 p.m.
She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.
On Oct. 6, 2016, TC's Pawn, 903 Mercury Boulevard, was burglarized and approximately 15 firearms were reported stolen to the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Rutherford County Schools suspended an elementary teacher at Eagleville School for allegedly stealing prescription medicine from the nurse's office, the school system reported.
A judge refused to suppress a murder defendant's statement to TBI agents that he killed an elderly woman in 2015 when he "just snapped" and choked her to death before dumping her naked body in Bedford County.
It's time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season is scheduled to get underway Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) and representatives from Thrivent Financial dedicated a brand new Habitat house to the Reese family September 27 as part of the 2016 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program.
Or drop in for a tasty bite at new restaurant location in Gateway District.
A Murfreesboro couple is suing a local physician and the Women's Clinic for $15 million, claiming the doctor's failure to treat a patient properly led to Stage IV breast cancer and probable death.
North Highland Avenue Planning Study, Oct. 10 for key planning concepts review; Historic Bottoms Planning Study, Oct. 11 for preliminary concepts review.
Overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry!
A decade ago, when her friends were dreaming of getting their drivers' licenses, Alli Wilcox was dreaming of getting her tattoo license.
The 9th Annual Foundation & Fashions will return Thursday, October 13 to Stones River Country Club.
U.S. attorneys want indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold's bond revoked and for him to be detained before a scheduled Feb. 7, 2017, trial for an alleged domestic incident involving his wife.
A juvenile was arrested on aggravated assault, false report and reckless endangerment charges in connection with last week's wreck and shooting in La Vergne.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday, waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, Ala.
The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.
Local first responders gathered on the Public Square Friday morning with the public to remember their fallen brothers and sisters as well as the many civilians who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the sacrifices of our armed forces.
Two month 'cooling off period' will allow for assessment of impact on government services.
Murfreesboro Soccer Club recently named Tre Arhagba director of goalkeeping, Matt Manning director of recreational soccer and Jason Finley U9-U12 technical director.
Kay Eischeid was "kind of in a trance" as her daughter was sworn in as a General Sessions Court judge.
Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.
Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Jefferson Pike Market clerk about 8:20 p.m. Monday night on Jefferson Pike.
The dorm-style apartments already on East Main are "enough."
Hospital to double in size, while PRD reduces density of development.
A thief or thieves stole a Rutherford County Sheriff's semi-automatic patrol rifle while secured in an off-duty deputy's marked patrol vehicle over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.
For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.
Rutherford County and Sheriff Robert Arnold settled a lawsuit for $137,500 with a former jailer who filed suit in 2014 claiming the sheriff violated her constitutional rights by firing her - even calling her a "cancer" - after she supported another sheriff candidate.
An MTSU alumna can claim that her company's product is the "Pick of Tennessee."
National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention.
Mildred Parker says she hasn't stopped crying since her daughter, Jessica Miranda Campos, was killed in a high-speed pursuit June 24.
Council approves asbestos abatement for MFRD to host event at site.
Council, MED board jointly discuss control of city-owned utility.
Video from a Rutherford County Sheriff's officer's vehicle shows a black Escalade allegedly stolen by Gareion Simmons speeding in the wrong lane on I-24 and nearly hitting two officers in the median before crashing into two vehicles and killing a young woman on South Church Street.
Information contained on the cellphones of murder defendant Brandon Bowling and victim Heather Nicole Maples is being placed under seal until the evidence is introduced at trial.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
Murfreesboro residents gathered at Patterson Park Community Center for the city's "visioning workshop" to discuss the future of the Highland Corridor.
Tennessee's state dance is deeply social in nature, and with reportedly 836 people promenading around the historic courthouse, July 7 was a dance party of epic proportions.
The 39th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days has come to a close, but relive the fun with snapshots from the festival.
Bloodhound Georgia used her sense of smell to safely locate a missing 83-year-old Cannon County man clinging to two small trees in a dense hilly area Friday off Doolittle Road, a Rutherford County Sheriff's lieutenant said.
Smyrna Police needs the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver involved in a Sunday night crash that killed a woman driving a scooter on South Lowry Street.
The Murfreesboro Police Department has been investigating several complaints of fraudulent credit card charges.
Downtown-area property owners, residents, business owners, community leaders, interested stakeholders and the general public are invited to participate in a visioning workshop Monday, July 11 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center, meeting rooms A and B.
On June 24 Jessica Miranda Campos was killed in a high speed chase on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
A car chase across county lines June 24 resulted in one fatality and multiple injuries in Murfreesboro, including injuries sustained by a young child.
The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.
Folk dance troupes from three different countries arrived in Rutherford County last week to perform in the International Folk Festival.
The annual Blessing of the Bikes offers anyone on wheels the opportunity to have their trike, wheelchair, scooter, moped or other similar transportation blessed while enjoying a free bike wash and learning bicycle safety from MFRD.
One year after an unsolved arson wreaked havoc on the Legal Aid Society's Murfreesboro office, the workspace is in even better shape than before.
Local student athletes showed up to show off at Michigan Head Coach John Harbaugh's satellite football camp in Murfreesboro.
An arrest warrant has been issued by the Rutherford County Grand Jury for Quantavios Dance for giving false information to law enforcement (TCA 39-16-501).
Mostly, the Murfreesboro City Council decided to wait to decide what to do Thursday night. First, it decided to postpone discussing a proposed 2.5 percent increase in the city's hotel/motel room tax, at least until August - which means the tax increase will not be part of the 2016-17 budget unless it's added back in later.
Murfreesboro residents are trying to come to grips with the stabbing death of former City Councilwoman Mary Huhta and the arrest of her husband, Jim, who is charged with killing her in an apparent moment of despair at their Florida condominium.
In honor of the Tennessee Arts Commission's annual conference taking place in Murfreesboro this year, the Boro Art Crawl will occur for two nights in June.
At least three of 10 elementary-age children arrested last month, including some handcuffed at Hobgood Elementary School, are connected to a separate case in which four boys, ages 10-11, are charged with raping a girl, according to a source The Post has chosen not to name.
The Criminal Investigation Division is seeking information regarding the identity of this individual.
The Tennessee Legislature's Black Caucus united with House Democrats from Nashville in seeking a federal investigation into the handcuffing and arrests of several elementary-age children in Murfreesboro.
A student at LaVergne Middle School is accused of making electronic threats toward another student.
Days after three of his children, ages 9, 10 and 11, were arrested and handcuffed at Hobgood Elementary School, then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center, one parent is trying to figure out when someone with the city of Murfreesboro will make things right.
Two days after listening to residents' concerns about the arrest of 10 elementary-age children, Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr said he is conducting an internal study of police procedures and forming a minister coalition to review it.
Burglars accused of stealing about $150,000 worth of stolen property face burglary charges in four counties, a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detective said Thursday.
Widow Janet Hawkins seeks justice for her husband, Gregg, who was killed Oct. 16 while fishing with his daughter at Mona Boat Ramp.
MTSU's Global Studies program is encouraging the community to attend a unique multimedia exhibit in Murfreesboro honoring the cultural diversity in the region through stories of migration.
Ellis charged with first-degree murder in death of Kimberly Allen
Smyrna Police have arrested a man for privacy violations in connection with photos and video footage of females taken inside restrooms at Volunteer Park on 8th Avenue.
March 31 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singh Bar and Restaurant in reference to a shooting.
Smyrna Police have issued a description of a man believed to be involved in a shooting that critically injured a man in the parking lot of Singh Bar and Restaurant early Thursday.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singha Bar and Grill at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane in reference to a shooting.
One person believed to be involved in an attempted burglary at Smyrna Pawn and Gun was killed in a crash when police chased the suspects' vehicle early Monday morning.
On Friday, March 25, Smyrna Police responded to 230 Branch Trail in reference to a deceased female, Kimberly Allen, age 45, located inside of the home.
Police are investigating a homicide early Friday morning at The Vie apartments on Wenlon Drive.
A Murfreesboro Police detective testified Tuesday a murder defendant didn't kill his victim in self-defense during a February drug deal.
A teenager expelled from Riverdale High School for having a gun on campus has been charged in connection with a Monday shooting stemming from an argument with a student, according to reports.
TBI continues routine investigation; officer remains on leave
'Antiquated' Blackman, Florence roads need widening, neighbors say
Policy gets first nod to set uniform rates for use of facilities
'It's nearly that time when legislature suspends rules'
According to a press release from the Murfreesboro Police Department, officers were called to Regal Inn on South Church Street at 7:11 p.m. regarding a domestic violence situation, where they found a man threatening the three children in his car with a firearm.
Deputies foiled an attempted escape plot by two inmates early Sunday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Police are looking for a man who robbed SunTrust Bank on Greenland Drive this afternoon.
Criminal simulation and conspiracy charges against seven Cuban nationals accused of running a credit-card fraud ring were bound over to the grand jury Monday.
"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office arrested a 17 year old juvenile Saturday in connection with five set fires in Murfreesboro during the month of February.
Jury deliberates today.
Charles Warner was found guilty today of killing Emad Al Azraki by slashing his throat and dumping his body in Lytle Creek in May 2014.
Prosecutors began setting the scene of a murder Monday as the trial opened for Charles Warner, who is charged with killing Emad Al Azraki and dumping his body in Lytle Creek in early May 2014.
The city of Murfreesboro and Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, officially broke ground and launched Miracle Field at SportsCom last week.
Last Tuesday morning Uncle Dave Macon Days organizers thought a record breaking square dance on the Square would be Wednesday's big announcement. Late that afternoon, they found out they were wrong.
Convicted murderer Jewell Moses Bess's prison sentence for killing his wife in 1986 will run consecutively to a sentence he completed in 2013 for raping his daughter, a Circuit Court judge ruled.
Murfreesboro Police, TBI and DEA arrest 2 Colorado women.
Bye, bye, 2015. You were a very good year for Rutherford, according to county and school officials including Mayor Ernest Burgess and Director of Schools Don Odom.
Deputies located two suspects who went on a crime spree by stealing two vehicles, leading a sergeant on a pursuit and burning a truck Thursday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies said.
The police have a lead on last weekend's theft at the Salvation Army storage unit in La Vernge.
A victim reported someone used her debit card number to make purchases.
Thieves stole an estimated $10,000 in merchandise from the Salvation Army's warehouse in La Vergne, where it was stored after the agency's building sustained storm damage last summer, the agency reported.
A suspect wanted in a Saturday night drug-deal shooting at a Rutherford County Sheriff deputy's Smyrna home was found dead Sunday in a Nashville driveway, police reported.
Murfreesboro's growing infrastructure a visible indicator of vitality.
Over five years, city budgets $313 mil in capital spending.
Law enforcement officials closed a case of alleged sexual assault after failing to find evidence supporting the purported victim's story, according to Murfreesboro Police.
Callers representing themselves as Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are threatening residents by telling them they must pay for missing jury duty or civil warrants, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
A former city police officer facing child pornography charges waived his case to a Rutherford County grand jury, according to General Sessions Court.
A woman who attempted to perform an abortion with a coat hanger six months into her pregnancy has been indicted on a first-degree attempted murder charge, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Flipped truck on I-24 produces gridlock in the 'Boro.
The eastbound lanes of I-24 were completely closed Monday afternoon, so commuters coming back to and through Rutherford County from Nashville could tell this wasn't your ordinary weekday afternoon traffic jam. It wasn't road construction or a stalled vehicle on the shoulder.
Long-time convict Darrell Wayne Lambert pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated robbery of Lascassas Drug Store and was sentenced to 15 years at 85 percent.
Three men, one of whom was shot, are being charged with trying to rob two men who drove here from Alabama for a stereo sales transaction, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Wearing T-shirts saying "Justice for Gregg," the family of slain fisherman Gregg Hawkins offered a $40,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest of his killer.
With an arrest "imminent" in the disappearance of teenager China Videon 16 years ago, friends and family lit candles to mark her birthday.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Murfreesboro Police sergeant Monday and charged him in connection with an ongoing child pornography investigation.
Murfreesboro Police arrested three people and seized a large cache of drugs Monday at Bradyville Pike.
A Murfreesboro resident is mourning the loss of her dog, who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant with a bow and arrow.
Police are investigating a shooting just before noon today in the middle of town that hospitalized one person.
Middle Tennessee has limited choices for mass transit: light rail on existing train tracks or a monorail system.
Retiring city attorney praised for her skill, dedication.
Prescriptions for medical marijuana and about 2-1/2 pounds of marijuana and hash were recovered during a traffic stop last week on Interstate 24, said a Rutherford County Sheriff's Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit supervisor.
Two cousins convicted in a murder-for-hire plot were sentenced to 15 years each in prison.
A Smyrna man is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor involving a girl who committed suicide in early September, according to La Vergne Police.
Burglars broke into two business and several homes during the past week.
The distraught family of Gregg Hawkins, gunned down Friday at Mona boat ramp when he walked up on a crime in progress, is reaching out to the community for help finding his killer.
Tyler Hubbard has been charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, following an investigation into the death of 14-year old Sherokee Harriman.
A fisherman was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A fisherman who might have interrupted a crime was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Freda Fowler's quiet life on North Maney Avenue turned into a nightmare Tuesday when men invaded her home, held her head under pillow and demanded drugs before robbing her.
A man charged with killing a former friend netted a 20-year sentence on murder and aggravated assault convictions in Circuit Court, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Indictments were filed against a former Siegel Middle School volleyball coach after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 16-year-old student at another school, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Monday.
A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Thursday.
The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Craig Tindall of Phoenix to serve as the new city attorney.
No one suffered injuries when a man allegedly fired three rounds into a group of adults and children Tuesday outside a Keystone Drive home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
Three suspects were charged with making methamphetamine while Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies were searching for burglary suspect earlier this month, a deputy said.
The City Council is set to interview two candidates for the city attorney post, attorneys from Arizona and McMinnville, one with family connections here, after a nationwide search to fill the position.
Police are investigating two robberies that took place Thursday within two hours of each other on different sections of Rutherford Boulevard.
Police Chief Glenn Chrisman turned in his retirement notice last week after 40 years in law enforcement, 12 years leading the city department.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Murfreesboro man in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation.
Income growth trend saves average home about $252 a year.
No one suffered injuries when two suspects allegedly fired a pellet rifle near spectators watching a girls' soccer game Thursday evening outside a Riverdale High School, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
One of several suspects wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for $2 million in fraudulent purchases was apprehended Monday on Interstate 24 by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit, a supervisor said.
He is accused of entering a faculty member's office about 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at Tennessee College of Applied Technology and removing a wallet from a purse.
A man killed during a July 22 confrontation at Kings Crossing apartments was unarmed and did nothing to justify being shot three times, his ex-girlfriend testified Monday.
Commission OKs 2 banks, assisted-living site and Honda relocation.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Murfreesboro man in an undercover investigation for allegedly trying to find a teenage girl via the Internet for sexual purposes.
A Circuit Court jury found two men guilty today in a murder-for-hire plot involving one of the men's wife, who was supposed to be killed just days after he took out a $6 million life insurance policy on her.
Investigators are seeking information regarding anyone who may have had contact with homicide victim Heather Maples.
The suspect in these photos is believed to be responsible for several burglaries to autos and vending machines.
Industrial rezoning of Joe B. Jackson site approved with covenant
Schools within the city of Murfreesboro rank among the best in the nation as recently published in the education research website www.Niche.com.
Three suspects were charged with credit card fraud after they allegedly possessed fake gift cards and credit cards during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.
The investigation is underway in a double vehicle fire that occurred at Summit Townhomes apartment complex last week.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have been gaining on Chattanooga and Hamilton County in population totals for 10 years or so. This past week, during Spring Fling, we passed both and were officially the fourth largest city and county in the state. This will soon be permanent.
A starting your own business/business plan 1 seminar will be held May 19 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
The Center for the Arts presents the musical Bonnie and Clyde May 15-31. Frank Wildhorn's electrifying story of love, adventure and the crimes that captured the attention of the country is fearless in its betrayal of the reckless young lovers.
MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold came to a public safety/budget committee meeting with the ink barely dry on next year's spending plan then dodged reporters on the way out the Courthouse door Monday night.
The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department has a new man on the links. Jex Wilson was recently appointed as Director of Instruction and Youth Development.
On Friday April 3, 2015, at 3:44a.m. two persons used a sledge hammer to break through a glass door to the Old Fort Golf office and attempted to gain access to the safe.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division and the Murfreesboro Police Department announced Monday (April 13) a $2,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of Adareus Dixson, aka: "Peabody," "Body," "Juice."
Redeemer Classical Academy has scheduled its second Coffee at the Academy for Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. on the campus of the school.
LA VERGNE -- At 10:35 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, the La Vergne Police Department received a 911 call about a robbery in progress at Discount Tobacco and Beer, located at 5499 Murfreesboro Road
A Readyville man arrested in connection with stabbings at a March 22 bonfire north of Smyrna faces an attempted murder charge, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported.
The Main Street JazzFest committee has confirmed artists for this year's festival. Taking place May 1-2 on the Square in Murfreesboro, organizers are planning to follow the success of the previous year with a well-rounded music lineup.
MURFREESBORO - A Circuit Court jury found a mother of four guilty Friday on six counts of child rape involving her son dating back some 15 years.
MURFREESBORO - City Planners recommended rezoning Wednesday night for commercial use that will enable a Sprouts Farmers Market to be constructed as part of a retail development on the Haynes Family farm located along Memorial Boulevard just north of AdamsPlace.
MURFREESBORO - An elderly man was killed Monday in a four-car crash when a dump truck rear-ended his vehicle on Memorial Boulevard and wound up crushing it in a chain-reaction collision, Murfreesboro Police reported.
MURFREESBORO - Firefighters put out a fire in minutes early this morning when they were called to Silverado Way where smoke was pouring out of the home.
MURFREESBORO - Vice unit detectives working with TBI and Franklin Police served search warrants at two businesses and an apartment in connection with pending prostitution charges, police reported.
Murfreesboro firefighters put out a vehicle fire at the South Church Street Pilot store Saturday night, then extinguished a potential blaze on Birch Court Sunday morning.
Aggravated robbery and felony evading arrest charges are pending against a man who allegedly fired a round into the Lascassas Drug Store ceiling and robbed the pharmacy Thursday, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is pleased to announce they are one of 82 projects across the United States receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm to School Program. MCS received a $40,000 planning grant to increase the use of locally farmed food in school lunchrooms and to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers.
Violent crimes dropped 5.4 percent last year in Rutherford County, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Celebrate the new year all over again with the official Murfreesboro premiere of a short film created by MTSU students, faculty and alumni.
The national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has for the fourth consecutive year awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.
Murfreesboro Police officers responded to 2913 Meadowhill Dr. around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a grenade found near a creek in the area.
A man charged with first-degree murder in a June 2013 shooting death in La Vergne pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday in Circuit Court.
MURFREESBORO - Two Southeast Broad Street residents are suing the city of Murfreesboro and a rehabilitation company claiming the former home of County Attorney Jim Cope was turned into a treatment facility - in violation of the city's zoning ordinance - and will hurt their neighborhood and property values.
Shooting victim Wendy Whittemore wept on the stand Tuesday (Nov. 25) as she described how Justin Odom, someone she raised like a son, shot her daughter's boyfriend in the head, then turned the gun on her in an August incident fueled by methamphetamine in eastern Rutherford County.
MURFREESBORO - A man convicted in 1992 of beating his infant daughter could be indicted for murder after a medical examiner testified Tuesday that the injuries the child sustained 23 years ago caused her 2013 death after a lifetime of illness.
Murfreesboro insurance executive Ed Netherland, a 1972 graduate of old Central High School, was killed this week by a blow to the head at his St. John rental home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the police confirmed Thursday.
A man who plead guilty to second degree murder and attempted first degree murder before Judge David Bragg in Rutherford County wants to be heard again.
A man indicted for first-degree murder in a fight over drugs pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday in Circuit Court.
An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
Deputies identified and arrested a suspect in an armed robbery who was booked in jail less than two hours after the hold-up occurred Saturday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
What links one generation to another? Perhaps it is the legacy of faith that links one generation to another.
The fourth annual Brewsboro Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11 at The Avenue® Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro's Eric Hein has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal from the man convicted of kidnapping, beating and robbing an elderly Eagleville couple just after Christmas in 2009.
The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal by the woman convicted in the stabbing death of an MTSU Lady Raiders basketball player, but her attorney plans to keep trying to push the case to the nation’s highest court.
A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has revealed a former bookkeeper at Rutherford County’s Holloway Night School stole at least $15,875. Comptroller investigators worked in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on this case.
Campaign sign theft charges against Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan have been dismissed, according to General Sessions Court information.
Murfreesboro Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly harassed a woman Sunday in the Stones River Mall parking lot.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a man believed to have been killed when he was hit by a train over the weekend.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County.
A woman charged with first-degree murder in the 1979 shooting death of her roommate has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in Circuit Court.
A Nashville man’s girlfriend testified Wednesday (Aug. 20) he shot at homicide victim, Jackie Warpoole, early Dec. 15, 2013, as they were driving 80 mph in an interstate road-rage incident. But she claimed she didn’t know he’d been killed.
Circuit Court Judge David Bragg appointed a local attorney to represent one of the defendants in the Walmart double-murder case today after the public defender’s office bowed out of the matter.
The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police recently held its 2014 Annual Conference in Chattanooga, and this year’s Joe Casey Award went to Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman.
Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Rd in Smyrna at approximately 7 Thursday morning.
Kitten on the Keys is an evening of storytelling interwoven with the musical stylings of Jonny Gowow. It will be performed at Murfreesboro Little Theatre on August 22-23 at 8 p.m.
Claus Thormaehlen, chairman of the Board for FCB Corporation, announces the promotion of Tim Spry to President / CEO of First National Bank of Manchester, Woodbury and Murfreesboro.
On July 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unidentified male unlawfully entered a woman’s vehicle that was parked in the Kroger parking lot on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
Assault and kidnapping charges against a Rutherford County commissioner and two businessmen were dismissed in Circuit Court Friday morning.
A man arrested on June 7 under a sealed indictment will appear before Judge Keith Siskin on Monday, July 14th. Suspect Adrian Bill Chandler is facing three counts of rape of a child charges.
A 29-year old man from Indianapolis is facing criminal charges in Murfreesboro. The suspect, Stephen Michael Schott, allegedly had a sexual encounter with a juvenile and another male of an unknown age while visiting Rutherford County.
Circuit Court Judge David Bragg set trial for July 30-31 in the assault and kidnapping case against a Rutherford County commissioner and two businessmen charged with choking, burning and threatening a partner in a ticket-selling deal that went awry.
Burglary and theft charges were filed against a 16-year-old boy accused of breaking into multiple cars early Monday on Ridgewood Drive and Buzzard Branch Drive near Christiana, a sheriff’s deputy said.
Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives received advanced training after completing a 10-week training at the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville. Detectives Steve Brown and Richard Brinkley were two of 24 students nationwide who learned overall proper crime scene management.
On May 13, 2014 several vehicles were burglarized in the area of 225 John R. Rice Boulevard. Shortly after the burglaries, two (2) suspects used at least one of the credit cards stolen from the vehicles to make fraudulent purchases at Walmart on Old Fort Parkway.
On May 29, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. Mattie Tulloss of Antioch, TN came into the Police Department lobby to report that she had been kidnapped at gunpoint in the K-Mart parking lot on NW Broad Street around 12:00 p.m. She reported that she was forced to drive to the SunTrust Bank on Heritage Park Drive and withdraw $8,000 in cash.
Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board. New board members are Virginia Howell of Service Insurance Group, Ajay Agnihotri with Agni Group and Scott Walker of WGNS Radio.
The Supreme Court of Tennessee said no to a new trial for a man convicted in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of especially aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. Rafael Antonio Bush was sentenced to 22-years behind bars in 2005 and claims that he received ineffective assistance from counsel at trial.
A man who pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery in Rutherford County in 2010 has filed an appeal with the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to end his six-year supervised probation sentence early after he violated his probation.
A Smyrna man has been charged with rape in a case that dates back to 2011. The victim told police that she went to a local establishment and made contact with the suspect outside.
Murfreesboro Police responded to Lytle Creek near the railroad tracks to investigate a person found deceased on Monday.
The person was not immediately identified but was later confirmed to be Emad Kadhim Al Azraki, who was homless. The State Medical Examiner’s Office performed a post mortem examination which determined the manner of death to be Homicide.
A Clydeway Drive man reported to Murfreesboro Police someone robbed him of more than $2,200 and other items just after 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.
A Siegel High School teacher was charged Friday with one count of sexual battery by an authority figure, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Teacher Larry Mathews, 39, of Smyrna, was charged after he allegedly touched the student inappropriately at school Thursday, said Detective Phil Brooks.
Main Street's JazzFest kicked off on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 2 and ran through May 3.
Two people were killed Tuesday (April 29) morning in a double shooting on Sycamore Circle that could be related to gang activity, according to police.
Representatives of Uncle Dave Macon Days have announced the festival’s 2014 Trailblazer and Heritage Award winners.
In addition to the outdoor stages piping out jazzy sounds on the Murfreesboro Public Square, some other downtown Murfreesboro venues will join in the fun as part of the Jazz After Dark program.
Charges against two men arrested in connection with a September 2013 robbery and shooting on Mt. Tabor Road in Christiana have been bound over to the grand jury.
Information is needed about an armed suspect and a companion who robbed the Dollar General store Sunday night at 2706 Lascassas Pike, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Two tractor-trailer drivers escaped serious injury when rocks crashed through the windshields of their trucks about 1 a.m. Feb. 18 on Interstate 24 near the Ridley Earp overpass, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
A suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money following an armed robbery of the Southeast Financial Credit Union, located at 325 Waldron Road in La Vergne Thursday.
Two Murfreesboro restaurants in Murfreesboro were broken into this week. However, the two burglaries may not be related.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.
Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.
How do pedophiles find their way into the teaching profession?
Authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse will visit Linebaugh Public Library for a lecture and signing of their newly released book, “All Things Hidden,” on Monday, Feb. 10.
Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.
Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.
An unidentified suspect allegedly snatched a purse from a woman Monday as she was walking in the parking lot of Raider’s Ridge Apartments -- all while a group of men stood by and watched the incident unfold.
The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at Middle Tennessee State University as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for residents.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Murfreesboro authorities are investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Heritage Park Drive.
Firefighters are hoping their efforts will lead to the recovery of a Jack Russell terrier who was critically injured Sunday in a car crash on Franklin Road.
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.
Former Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez will share his story Monday, Feb. 3, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Police have released the names of two men who were killed Wednesday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.
MTSU men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow is good people.
A longtime law enforcement officer has been selected as the new assistant chief of the La Vergne Police Department, officials announced Tuesday.
Nearly $500 worth of tools and lawn equipment was reportedly stolen early Monday from a shed behind a Sherrill Boulevard residence in the Meadow Green subdivision.
Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.
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.
Men found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot
District Attorney General Bill Whitesell is working with law enforcement officers, school principals and guidance counselors to combat school violence by identifying warning signs among teens, as part of a new initiative that is being launched statewide.
The Middle School Basketball Tournament got underway at Blackman Middle on Saturday with six games, three of which were won by the lower seeded teams.
Rick LaLance announced Thursday he has decided to run for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
With the midstate facing bitterly cold temperatures, MTEMC officials reminding members to take precautions to keep their homes warm while minimizing the impact on their electric bills.
Although women’s basketball has continued to grow the past decade, it hasn’t always been the most popular sport in terms of being followed by men.
After listening to Middle Tennessee State University student Verinique Bailey, of La Vergne, share the story of why and how she started the “I Am Me” organization on campus, even I was ready to join.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Nick Roerig and Gordon Shaffer, the owners of the Two Men And A Truck franchise are opening a new office in Murfreesboro, according to a recent announcement.
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.
The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.
The city may be rapidly growing, but when it comes to businesses there are many that are still owned by individuals from right here in town.
Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.
Oakland High School senior Brooklyn Goolesby addressed her peers and an attentive crowd at the annul Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County Youth of the Year luncheon on Saturday.
The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.
Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.
The Blackman-Oakland boys basketball game slated for Friday, Jan. 24, at Blackman will be televised live on MyTV30 at 8 p.m. as part of its High School Hoops broadcasts.
The overall crime rate in Murfreesboro continued to improve in 2013, falling by a solid 2 percent due to a reduction in violent offenses, according to new data released by city officials.
What chance do a bunch of cowboys have against a group of mixed martial arts fighters and body builders?
Dr. Marcus A. Owen has joined the rheumatology department at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, company officials announced Tuesday.
Bob Gerard has been named the new Rutherford County executive for the Tennessee affiliate of Fifth Third Bank, company officials announced Friday.
Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.
The lush island nation often called “the crossroads of the Pacific” is the destination for a new faculty-led Middle Tennessee State University study abroad excursion.
Central Magnet School will play host to the third annual Super Trivia Bowl and auction on Saturday, Jan. 25.
A fire hydrant purchased by neighbors helped firefighters with the Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department combat a blaze inside a detached garage Wednesday on Orchard Park Drive, said Fire Chief Larry Farley.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer training on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for residents interested in helping with literacy programs and special events throughout the coming months.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.
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.
Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine the identity of the male suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left two men injured Saturday at University Ridge Apartments.
From now until Saturday, Jan. 25, be sure to visit Publix in support of the Special Olympics.
The Murfreesboro City Council recently adopted a new building and fire codes to insure the continued health and safety of residents.
Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign
Out Front On Main Inc. will present “Evil Dead: The Musical” beginning Thursday, Jan. 23.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a Florida woman was raped while attending a New Year’s Eve party in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.
Bowling is a family affair for the Shattucks, and Oakland High senior standout Jackie Shattuck recently qualified for this week’s 2014 TSSAA Girls State Bowling Tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
Ambulance paramedic Roger Lovvorn loves night duty, as he helps keep the Volunteer State tradition alive and well.
Sherrill Pest Control has been recognized by Pest Control Technology, a national trade publication for the industry.
Todd Art Gallery is kicking off the spring 2014 semester Tuesday, Jan. 21, with a fresh new exhibit entitled “Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition” and an awards reception for the participating international artists.
Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.
A year from now, Middle Tennessee State University will enter its next era in the world of science, all because of a new building.
The Murfreesboro Basketball League tipped off its 2014 season last weekend.
The games are coming faster and faster as area teams get ready for the district tournament at Siegel High School.
All charges against a retired accountant accused of mismanaging nearly $1 million in retirement funds have been dismissed following the death of the alleged victim in the case.
Police were called Sunday to a Leslie Lane residence after a 23-year-old man became outraged when his mother refused to return his cell phone charger until he finished washing the dishes.
An early morning fire displaced three residents Saturday from their apartment in Northfield Commons, located at 2325 Willowbrook Drive.
The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association is hosting a pre-retirment seminar for educators on Thursday, Jan. 23, at North Boulevard Church of Christ.
Authorities have identified the victim murdered Thursday by a man who allegedly killed himself moments after shooting her to death inside a Village Lake Drive residence.
Collier Smith announced Tuesday that she is seeking to retain her seat on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education in the April elections.
Small-business owner Doug Young announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Murfreesboro City Council.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a recent string of car burglaries in the Spring Lake subdivision, located off Florence Road near the Blackman community.
The world’s oldest profession just might be in for some new legal wrangling.
Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.
With spring semester classes ready to begin Thursday, Jan. 16, the opening of the Student Services and Admissions Building in March is going to be a welcome addition to the MTSU campus, officials said.
The Oakland High School dance team won several awards Saturday at the Ameri-Dance Music City Championship in Nashville.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Known for his tasty celebrity cake creations, Jay Qualls is bringing his culinary know-how to reality TV as one of 16 competitors on the cooking contest “The Taste,” which recently launched its second season on ABC.
The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center will host the Third Annual Borovino wine tasting event on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.
Four women from differing backgrounds but with a common passion for photography are displaying their creative work at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts gallery through Thursday, January 30.
The McFadden Community Center will be closed until mid-May while it undergoes major renovations, officials with the city of Murfreesboro announced Monday.
Churches from across Murfreesboro gathered Sunday to help MTSU students stay on the path to getting their degrees.
JoJo’s goal was pretty simple: He just wanted to be able to read simple books.
While gathering birthday gifts for my daughter, Anne, this week, I found a hidden treasure in the basement that I planned to send.
Four people escaped injury when several men who were target shooting allegedly fired rounds toward them Wednesday near Christiana, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington has officially announced plans to seek the city’s highest elected office.
Youths experiencing discipline issues with parents or trouble at school might consider getting a free reality check beginning in February at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
A few years ago, Riverdale High School formed a Girls Basketball Hall of Fame that inducts new members every two years.
The Murfreesboro chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host the second annual Civil Rights Week through Monday, Jan. 20.
The Linebaugh Public Library will hold its annual Adult Winter Reading Program beginning Monday, Jan. 27.
Churches from across the area will join together Sunday, Jan. 12, for a program to celebrate unity among congregations and help MTSU students in need of emergency financial assistance.
Daily campus tours led by the Middle Tennessee State University Office of Admissions are about to resume for the spring semester.
Police were recently called to a Masterpiece Avenue residence after two sisters became embroiled in a fight when one of them refused to go to a party because she did not like her outfit.
Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
The arctic-like temperatures of the last week have caused a huge jump in water consumption in La Vergne, putting an enormous demand on reserve supplies, officials said Thursday.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a structure fire at Associated Masonry Products, located at 1311 W. College St., just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved Wednesday a request for a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following more discussion of the issue.
A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of selling marijuana out of his Palmer Drive house.
The 39th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
Tangerine Salon and Spa has been named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 200 salons in the nation.
A Murfreesboro City Schools teacher has been recognized for her work with the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year award, officials recently announced.
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will hold a community lecture about President Andrew Jackson on Thursdsay, Jan. 16.
Officials with the Bour Charity Classic have announced the inaugural Bour Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 20, at Indian Hills Golf Course.
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.
Fire destroys vacant Murfreesboro house
Murfreesboro City Schools will be open Wednesday, Jan. 8, on time.
Firefighters spent more than an hour Tuesday battling a fire that broke out at house on South Baird Lane.
The Support and Training for Exceptional Parents organization is holding a free workshop in Spanish for parents of special needs students Monday, Jan. 14, at Mitchell-Neilson School.
Two juvenile girls have been arrested in connection with several fires that were allegedly set on purpose in the area of Agri Park Drive on Christmas Day.
All Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the extremely cold weather that has swept across Tennessee.
The American Red Cross is offering help to people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country and offering tips on how to stay safe during this dangerous weather.
The marketing director for the Demos Family Restaurants has been named the new campaign manager for Murfreesboro mayoral candidate Shane McFarland.
Authorities have named a second suspect wanted in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just a few days before Christmas.
Making a plan, winterizing your home and stocking up on supplies are all essential steps to prepare for winter emergencies.
Stephen Ashburn, of Murfreesboro, said he sometimes feels as if he is like David taking on Goliath. He has the faith and believes his mission has merit, but knowing where to place his best shot is a little daunting.
A mother filed a harassment complaint Thursday with Murfreesboro police over the fact that an acquaintance sent a text message wishing her daughter a happy birthday.
Most kids dream about getting their driver’s license when they turn 16, but the son of country star Aaron Tippin, who is trained pilot, had loftier pursuits.
The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is accepting live Christmas trees and greenery at its public works facility at 4765 Florence Road.
A veteran police officer announced Friday that he has decided to run for the District 17 seat on the Rutherford County Commission during the upcoming elections slated for later this year.
Now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the great youth sports moments from last year.
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Authorities have identified a 22-year-old man who was killed New Year’s Day in a single-car crash that injured three others on North Rutherford Boulevard.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host its inaugural Community Baby Shower in January 2014 to benefit at-risk families in the area.
A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just days before Christmas.
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee will sponsor the inaugural Peace and Justice Art Competition showcasing artwork by local students beginning in January 2014.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.
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.
An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a Murfreesboro deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.
The Middle Tennessee State University College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the Top 20 programs in the U.S.
As more and more people try to quit smoking, the electronic cigarette industry continues to gain ground, including here in Rutherford County.
When I think of Oakland High School football, I immediately think of Ray Hughes.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will stage the popular “Shrek the Musical” beginning Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
I have met more people willing to be so compassionate even when they don’t even know me.
Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
A woman is facing two counts of theft charges after she allegedly participated in a gift card scheme to defraud Wal-Mart.
An account has been established at SunTrust Bank to help defray funeral expenses for an MTSU graduate killed in a traffic crash.
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.
All sorts of FAFSA-related questions can be answered Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at MTSU.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers recently received a total of 21 awards at the 2013 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association Conference held in Chattanooga.
Firefighters were busy Monday morning with two fires that occurred with an hour of each other, leaving one family displaced only days before Christmas.
Officer Ricky Haley from the Murfreesboro Police Department was recently honored with an Officer of the Year award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader who is on probation for allegedly fondling a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after failing a drug test.
This Christmas, the message of giving was fulfilled by many Rutherford County residents who brought new and used totes and suitcases to Storage Plus in Murfreesboro for more than 600 local foster children.
High school-aged teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Officials announced Tuesday a teacher from Cason Lane Academy has been picked to serve as assistant principal at Scales Elementary School.
The city is accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Murfreesboro Citizens Academy, which will begins in February 2014.
This week, the personnel from the Rutherford County Fire Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores, will be donating 50 bicycles to area children.
Thirty-six percent of consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet 1 in 5 reportedly rarely or never use one, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey.
Launching careers and juggling new responsibilities will be a wonderful challenge, Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed told new Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, but carving out time for community service is critical too.
Preventing fatalities and crashes will be the goal of officers at a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Rockvale, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office officials announced Monday.
A man who was frustrated with the fact that his friend refused to give him a ride home Wednesday, reportedly threatened to commit suicide in an attempt to get his way, knowing full well that he never planned to harm himself.
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
Jeffrey L. Peach has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination on the May 2014 ballot for a Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship.
Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.
Linda Burt, the director of the Saint Clair Street Senior Center, recently announced that she plans to retire, effective Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.
For a trio of Murfreesboro siblings, the Hofferts, it has been a quick learning experience.
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire at Redwood Park Apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard Saturday morning.
Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.
The United Way’s annual report for June 1, 2012, to July 30, 2013, is now available at www.yourlocaluw.org.
It was a special day at the Murphy Center on Thursday as more than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools students attended the Lady Raiders game against Kennesaw State to mark Education Day.
MTSU lost a legend Monday with the passing of former coach and professor Joe Black Hayes, who was 98 years old.
A local business owner who is actively involved in the Republican Party has announced he is running for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
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.
An apartment fire that displaced a family Wednesday night was likely caused by an electrical problem, according to city officials.
The MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday at the Murphy Center will have some young news faces in attendance.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has signed an agreement with North China University of Technology to allow exchange students.
Two retail leaders within the local affiliate of Fifth Third Bank have been promoted, company officials announced Wednesday.
The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has collected more than $1 million in fees and court costs since establishing a collections division, as of the end of October.
MTSU legendary coach and administrator Joe Black Hayes died Monday. He was 98 years old.
The assistant principal of Scales Elementary School has been tapped to serve as the new principal.
The owner of a local bail bonds company recently announced she is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk race slated for May 2014.
City crews are still working to repair a busted storm drain and sinkhole that opened up Monday on Old Fort Parkway in the Cason Lane area.
No one was injured this weekend when fire broke out at Brookwood Terrace Apartments in Murfreesboro, officials said.
A definition for the word “bully” is a person who uses strength and power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker, according to the Oxford American Dictionary.
During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.
This is the time of year that blood demand goes up, yet donations go down, according to officials with the American Red Cross.
Police are still trying to figure out why a group of unknown suspects would break into a Vaughn Street home just to smoke marijuana and dye their hair.
Joe Chambers would be the first to tell anyone about the importance of relationships. His successful career is proof positive, and he also admits that hard work and creativity are just as important.
Local nonprofit Special Kids Inc. co-founder Carrie Goodwin recently won the Adam Award presented by Students Taking A Right Stand in Nashville.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.
Police are still trying to determine the identity of two men wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.
A longtime banker who once worked for Wilson Bank & Trust has rejoined the company as a financial adviser at the Northwest Broad Street location in Murfreesboro.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
The teen-led organization Sustaining a Village Everyday will hold an art and craft show at the Rutherford County Lane-Agri Park Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 7.
When the Murfreesboro Christmas parade heads down East Main Street, this year's grand marshal will be a local resident who helps the homeless on a daily basis.
In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.
This holiday season, can you sponsor a needy child or a disabled adult?
Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.
Local nonprofit organization Special Kids Inc. is in need of sponsors to donate necessities for families in need this holiday season as part of its annual Cornelius Christmas program.
Officials are reminding property owners that property taxes are due by the end of the month and interest will begin accruing on Wednesday, Jan. 1, on any unpaid balance.
While staunch believers attribute the Garden of Eden as the birthplace of crime, non-believers might cite genetic error as the reason for bad behavior.
The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
When the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team steps on the court Tuesday at Murphy Center, they will be wearing special Blackout Game jerseys to affirm their devotion to the university's True Blue values.
Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.
Emergency dispatchers were flooded Monday afternoon with conflicting calls concerning an explosion.
Officials are expected to make recommendations this month regarding the best possible ways to address traffic congestion near Rockvale schools.
Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately?
Diners at Toot’s Restaurant on Northwest Broad Street will help provide Christmas for 25 at-risk children during the "Shop with the Sheriff" donation drive from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is launching a new program Monday aimed at catching dangerous drivers through a new unit that will be patrolling the area in unmarked cars.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill sums up this month by saying “remember November.”
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting Murfreesboro author Julie Byrnes next week for a book signing.
Five people who were arrested Monday are facing multiple drug-related charges following a long-term investigation into an alleged prostitution ring.
Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.
The team finished the weekend going 0-5, but many of the players said they feel like the program is on the right track in terms of competing at a national level despite the finish.
A longtime employee of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the STARS award for the month of October.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are discouraging the residential use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers in light of recent incidents.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
Officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire that was allegedly started on purpose Wednesday on Taylor Close off Middleton Lane.
A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.
A school can only have one basketball opening night and this week it was Thursday night at Stewarts Creek vs the Independence Eagles. It was the first home game in Stewarts Creek history and everyone was there.
A man who allegedly assaulted his father and two children last week died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named Main Street JazzFest one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast for May 2014.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.
Black Friday shoppers are in for a treat at Stones River Mall this season.
Six incoming MTSU students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholars award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its charter and will no longer be allowed to participate in MTSU Greek life beginning next year.
Officials have named Don Bartch as the new principal of new Overall Creek Elementary School.
MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.
McAllister’s Deli was packed not only for a good meal, but for a good cause Saturday.
Guaranty Trust Company has announced the hiring of Bill Hart and Mark Wilson as wholesale account executives.
MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro will merge with the Franklin-based Network Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy bank, it was announced on Thursday.
The Tennessee Volunteer Region will be hosting an upcoming Save-A-Life Saturday event in December thanks to a generous $25,000 grant given by the First Tennessee Foundation.
Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.
Hundreds of MTSU seniors attended Senior Day on Tuesday in preparation of life beyond campus.
Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette
A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly fondled a 12-year-old boy will serve less than two years of probation as part of a plea deal.
The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.
The MTSU art department through the Todd Art Gallery has collaborated with Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to create a new community art gallery.
Ron Malone was recognized Wednesday for his 25 years of work by MTSU President Sidney McPhee.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
The Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Commission recently announced the winners of the July 2013 Community Landscape Award.
The Rutherford County Commission agreed Thursday to finance $2.2 million for renovations at Smyrna Primary School.
Special Kids Inc. broke ground Friday on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Police Department recently honored police officers and a citizen at an annaul awards ceremony for their exceptional service to the community.
Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.
The sheriff and School Resource Officers hope to raise enough funds to take 25 children shopping for Christmas presents through the Shop with the Sheriff event.
A Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital employee has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Social Workers for her work as the program coordinator of the Ministry in Motion mobile health unit.
Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.
Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the food court at Stones River Mall.
A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.
A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.
Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.
Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.
Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.
Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar has completed the requirements necessary to become a certified fire and explosion investigator, officials recently announced.
Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.
Middle Tennessee State University will welcome a scholar’s perspective on U.S. foreign policy in the second of two “Muslim Journeys” lectures.
Residents are advised to prepare for possible traffic delays in the following areas due to city construction projects, beginning Sunday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 16.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
MTSU has been recognized for its outstanding support of veterans in the Best for Vests: Colleges 2014 rankings issued Monday by Military Times.
Local law enforcement officials will hold a benefit flag football game Saturday, Nov. 16, for the "Shop with a Deputy" program at Siegel High School.
The Murfreesboro City Council approved Thursday a contract extension for the use of red-light cameras until November 2014.
As the 2012 Murfreesboro Football League season was coming to a close, George Cochran, the Vikings defensive coordinator, felt the team needed some motivation.
Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.
An employee with the Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Department recently completed the requirements to become a certified arborist, officials announced Friday.
Stirring, touching and countless other goose-bump emotions riveted the Middle Tennessee State University campus Saturday during the 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will present a group exhibition featuring the contemporary artwork of three Middle Tennessee artists.
Residents are being warned about the latest scam targeting residential Murfreesboro Electric Department customers, local business owners and ethnic restaurants.
No one was seriously injured Friday when a car collided with a school bus at about 3:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 41 South at Warmingfield Drive.
Councilman Shane McFarland has announced he will run for mayor in the 2014 election.
Murfreesboro Police Department officials are asking residents to support child abuse victims in an effort to promote positive outcomes and ensure that every child benefits from a safe childhood.
Murfreesboro City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.
A Murfreesboro family was displaced Friday due to an early morning fire inside their house on Saint Ives Drive.
MTSU is bringing back Senior Day, a free event to salute graduating students and provide advice about graduate school opportunities and job-hunting preparation.
Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.
As they prepare for the upcoming production of "The Fall Festival of Magic," organizers responsible for the overall look of the show say they are striving to showcase as wide a variety of magical talents as possible for local audiences.
Police received another complaint Monday about an ongoing scam targeting customers of the Murfreesboro Electric Department after an unidentified suspect allegedly swindled nearly $750 from a man last week.
A retired MTSU professor will present a discussion on climate changed Thursday, Nov. 7, at Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro.
The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.
The holiday season kicks off soon with “Let Freedom Ring: A Veterans Day Celebration” on Friday, Nov. 8.
A judge has ruled the multimillion dollar lawsuit involving the owners of Coconut Bay Café and Wilson Bank & Trust will go to trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
Charged with the task of selling wartime government programs and war bonds to the American public, the War Advertising Council and the War Finance Committee sought to promote voluntary compliance with bond-buying quotas and rationing programs, while at the same time contributing to morale on the home front.
Mike Doubler is a man on a mission, which is nothing new for him.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts is teaming up with Bradley Academy for the play “Yes, Virginia!” beginning Friday, Nov. 15, to give local students a chance to hone their acting chops.
The Veterans Day parade that was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro has been canceled.
Crews with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fuel leak Friday morning in the 2000 block of South Church Street after a man inadvertently let his gas tank flood.
Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors at home when they turn back their clocks this weekend.
Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.
More than 120 boys youth soccer teams from around the southeast traveled to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex last weekend for the 2013 Bash in the Boro.
Leaf collection season is now underway throughout the city of Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
Children and staff at Rutherford Academy were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after firefighters were called to the school for a gas leak.
The men of the Murfreesboro Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are launching a mentoring program with Project Go.
Local businessman Daniel Gammon has officially stepped into the ring for the Republican Party nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission primary race.
A family was displaced Sunday evening after a fire broke out at their Federal Court home in the Saddlebrook subdivision.
Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building has received a significant boost with a $1.5 million grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation, the university announced Friday.
Lascassas native Hooper Penuel and I have shared many news-gathering missions dating back to 1971 when we both worked for the Nashville Banner.
Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Staff Management | SMX announced Wednesday that it has more than 5,500 job openings for warehouse workers available.
Perhaps, you’ve seen or heard something about a new public awareness campaign by the Linebaugh Public Library System already, called “Geek the Library.”
Parents have until Thursday to sign up their children for the upcoming Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Youth Basketball League season.
It was big, make no mistake about it. It’s what I’d refer to as a potential season changer. There are game changers, but this just might have been a season changer.
Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist that occurred just before 5 p.m. near the Indian Hills Golf Club on South Church Street.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated the addition of seven new deputies following their graduation from the training academy.
Connie Minick will sign copies of her book about her brother's murder at Hastings Books, located at 1660 Memorial Drive in Murfreesboro from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Sunny smiles swept the clouds away recently, giving some of MTSU's favorite little people and their big friends a great afternoon for a fall festival.
One of my favorite events of the year happens every fall: the Salute to Armed Services, a full day of events for not only veterans, but also for active-duty personnel and their families.
Do you want to invest in your community but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
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.
MTSU accounting professor Paula Thomas was among the hundreds of runners who competed in the recent Middle Half, but it was completion of a half-marathon last month in Chicago that gives her the greatest satisfaction.
Half of Murfreesboro was cold on Thursday and the other half was frozen as thousands of fans attended either the Oakland and Blackman game or the MTSU and Marshall contest.
The second MTSU prescription drug take-back event proved almost as successful as the first one, event organizers said Friday.
A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.
Residents will be allowed to dispose of unwanted medications from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center at MTSU.
At least two cars were burglarized and one truck was stolen during an early morning crime spree Sunday along Herald Lane, located off East Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
MTSU will welcome legendary singer and songwriter Barry Gibb to campus on Monday, Oct. 28, as part of the recording industry department's speakers series.
Members of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity at MTSU will hold the annual Smoke Out Arthritis barbeque to raise funds for arthritis research Thursday, Oct. 24, in Murfreesboro.
Two seniors at The Webb School have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, officials recently announced.
No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon inside Paulo Products Company after a machine malfunctioned.
Fourth and fifth graders at McFadden School of Excellence learned about courage in September and demonstrated giving in October by donating money to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are asking for the public’s assistance with a fire investigation concerning the Oct. 12 early morning fire at the basketball court in the Berkshire subdivision.
Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.
There I was, looking nice, not bothering anyone, the Whittle Way, while speeding 73 mph down Interstate 24 when pretty Patricia spouts a challenge: Spell "judicious.”
Zombies will take to the streets of Murfreesboro on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the inaugural Zombie Walk presented by Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities.
Murfreesboro mayor not seeking 4th term
A former U.S. congressman joined with farmers Monday to call on lawmakers to better address the issue of climate change.
The creative team that staged the hit production of "The Color Purple" in 2012 has reunited to bring "Aida" to Murfreesboro, starting Friday, Oct. 18.
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.
A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.
The city of Murfreesboro, in cooperation with Old Fort Golf Course, just might have a solution for the game of golf as far as reaching more and more kids, including those from low-income areas.
Attorney Toby Gilley announced Monday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge during the May 6, 2014, primary election.
The Fire Marshal's Office has launched investigations into two suspicious fires that broke out Saturday, according to city officials.
The Rutherford County Budget Committee approved an agreement Thursday to allow the county to determine the processes needed to continue the use of electronic benefits transfer cards at local farmers market.
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.
The Middle Tennessee State University police department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12, on campus.
Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Murfreesboro.
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.
A man who willingly took synthetic drugs despite the embarrassing side effects wound up causing a ruckus recently at College Grove Apartments when he jumped from a third-floor balcony to prove his was a god.
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.
Florence Cox McFerrin, 98, died peacefully Oct. 4, 2013, at Homewood Residence Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a Southern supper.
The MTSU football team drops C-USA home opener 24-17 to East Carolina
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.
Deputies at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro are sporting a new appearance.
In the four years since the creation of the Rutherford County Middle School Athletic Association, the Siegel Middle Lady Cavaliers have dominated the volleyball titles.
Another Rutherford County Middle School championship goes to Oakland Middle.
Residents are advised to prepare for possible traffic delays in the following areas due to city construction projects, beginning Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 12.
The county government will hold its annual Rutherford’s Got Talent event to benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties later this month in Murfreesboro.
Multiple crews with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department were called to put out a fire that erupted inside a duplex located at 444 Forrest St. just before 3 p.m. Friday.
Rover Public Transit is taking delivery of 16 public transit shelters located along various routes throughout the city of Murfreesboro.
A group of teenagers who have recently caused problems in the area of Indian Park Drive are suspected of damaging more than $1,200 worth of property Monday night outside of a townhouse.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has been awarded $28,000 in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A road rage incident was stopped short Sunday when an observant police officer intervened after a drunk driver allegedly pulled into the Publix Super Market parking lot threatening another person.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a man and his cousin in Rutherford County for allegedly planning to have his wife shot to death.
The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring sustained minor damage early Tuesday when a lamp over a snake's aquarium shorted, causing a plastic top to melt.
Murfreesboro resident Dr. Bryan Terry announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the 48th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives during the 2014 elections.
Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference
It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.
Dr. Chayla Chasten has joined the Primary Care and Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro, according to a press release.
It seems MTSU sophomore and former Siegel High soccer forward Tori Hawkins is always flying somewhere — either on the pitch, the classroom or up in the sky.
Murfreesboro’s Communications Department, home to Murfreesboro CityTV, received three national awards during the 28th annual Government Television Programming Awards presented by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
The U.S. Department of Education has named McFadden School of Excellence one of only four 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools from Tennessee.
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.
More than 40 schools participated recently in the 10th annual Reading in Schools Day in Rutherford County.
Vice Minister Xu Lin of China, who oversees more than 400 Confucius Institutes around the world, will visit Monday to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam and tour the MTSU campus.
Deputy Chief Roger Toombs announced this week the addition of three members to the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s award-winning Honor Guard.
Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? If so, read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
Beginning in October, developers will have to install sprinklers in some new subdivisions with three or more homes in order to meet revised fire code regulations.
The Rutherford County Public Safety Committee voted Monday to raise offender fees for driving under the influence to fund an increase in costs at the Correctional Work Center.
Only two years after being convicted of her first driving under the influence charge, a 31-year-old woman is facing her second offense following a crash Tuesday night near the Stones River Mall.
Fifth Third Bank recently invested $20,000 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Social Enterprise Development initiative, according to a press release.
To kick off the fall season, the Sam Davis Home and Museum will hold the 27th annual Heritage Days on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Providence Christian Academy celebrated the beginning of construction of two additions during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center will launch a new policy stipulating that inmates may only receive postcards under most circumstances.
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.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.
The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors.
The third annual Brewsboro Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at The Avenue Murfreesboro.
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.
Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.
Residents are invited to fight back against breast cancer Friday all while enjoying a progressive wine tasting and savory bites during the annual Wine Around The Square event in Murfreesboro.
Tickets are now available for the seventh annual Celebrity Spelling Bee charity event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Murfreesboro.
The best middle and high school rugby players in Tennessee and Georgia will be competing Saturday in the Stones River 7s tournament at the MTSU Sports Complex.
With just over a year until the general elections, the race to determine who will be the next Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk is starting to heat up with Laura Bohling already facing a challenger.
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.
Keathley University Center back open for students
A 22-year-old man who was stopped by Murfreesboro police on North Walnut Street and arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday is facing multiple charges, including possession of cocaine.
Residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a night of family friendly backpacking and outdoor activities Saturday, Sept. 21, at Barfield Crescent Backcountry Campground.
No one was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a dump truck crash that turned into a hazardous materials incident on Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro.
During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross, Heart of Tennessee Chapter, is encouraging all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.
Local nonprofit Journeys in Community Living celebrated the hard work and dedication of its support staff over the past week as part of Direct Support Staff Recognition Week festivities.
Although many local television channels readily interrupt programming to warn of deadly tornado watches and warnings, much of our entertainment options come from cable or online sources now, bypassing the local stations.
The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously voted Thursday for a $5.2 million bond issuance to purchase new computers for area students.
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.
I had never seen a performance of “Les Misérables” in its entirety, neither a dramatic staging nor a musical version, until this month.
Looking inside Diane Turnham’s office on campus, you will find a plethora of MTSU women’s basketball and volleyball memorabilia from her days as coach.
Middle Tennessee State University will serve as host on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to the annual Rutherford County College Night.
Officials with the Rutherford County Board of Education sent a letter out Thursday to Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School parents informing them that bedbugs had been found inside the school.
Officials are inviting the public to attend an upcoming meeting on how stormwater is being handled in the area.
The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.
Thousands of residents will take to the streets to help raise funds for the fight against heart disease on Saturday during the Rutherford Heart Walk in Murfreesboro.
Special Kids Inc. raised more than $100,000 for children with special needs during its 15th annual fundraising banquet Thursday in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro man whose license is suspended was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Tuesday night after being stopped on Middle Tennessee Boulevard for a light law violation.
For the second time in recent weeks, a small group of protesters stood on the Medical Center Parkway overpass calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached.
A former captain with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office announced Monday he is running against Sheriff Robert Arnold in the 2014 election.
Former mayors Hollis Westbrooks and Richard Reeves were honored Wednesday by the naming of two city streets that connect to Joe B. Jackson Parkway.
The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building will serve five years in prison as part of a plea agreement.
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.
Local Lions Club mainstays Gale and Jonelle Prince were honored recently at the Lions Awards Dinner in Nashville.
A woman who lives in the Kings Crossing community contacted police Tuesday after discovering someone had once again targeted her decorative potted plants for no apparent reason.
In all the years that I have been writing columns that deal with matters surrounding high school football, the content of these columns has generally been for the fans.
While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope.
A convicted felon accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion is scheduled to stand trial this week.
Last week, the “Twitter-verse” and blogo-sphere were all agog with stories about how if you text a driver who then gets into accident, you could be arrested.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested for driving under the influence Monday after he allegedly bulldozed through several yards in the 100 block of East Northfield Boulevard.
Murfreesboro detectives have launched an investigation into allegations a man raped a woman early Monday after the two were out with friends celebrating the Labor Day holiday.
Some of the top youth soccer players from the Southeast and Midwest converged to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex for the 2013 Tennessee Cup over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Smyrna.
The Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Department recently recognized properties in the city that make positive contributions through the creation of the Community Landscape Awards.
Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.
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.
Murfreesboro police were called Wednesday to the 1300 block of Wenlon Drive after a man reported an unidentified suspect robbed him at gunpoint while he was walking home.
After being released from a local hospital on her own recognizance, a 52-year-old woman apparently decided to take a nap in a parking space reserved for pregnant women outside of Wal-Mart.
A Murfreesboro man who was arrested Saturday afternoon is facing multiple charges after police allegedly caught him driving drunk with four children in the car.
The Stephen Sondheim musical revue is coming to the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts in September.
Redeemer Classical Academy illustrates how much parents can accomplish when they come together, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Tuesday.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has promoted Kurt McMahan to captain, according to a press release.
As host, AdamsPlace will present dueling dishes at the Chefin It Up annual fundraiser, slated for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the assisted living home, located at 1927 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway Saturday, Aug. 31, with the 5- and 6-year-old flag division and the 7- and 8-year-old tackle divisions at the fields near StarPlex.
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.
A public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed renovation of West View Mini-Park.
Hundreds of new MTSU students and their families descended on campus Friday to move into their dorms, but they didn’t do so by themselves.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving said high-visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.
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.
While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.
Working in groups of two and three, art faculty and staff have combined their talents to create the opening exhibit of the fall 2013 semester for the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University.
An eventful autumn awaits the Middle Tennessee State University community and general public.
Police were called to a North Church Street residence Tuesday night to break up an argument after a man threatened to shoot the television because his wife wanted to change the channel.
Federal mandates require hiring a coordinator to investigate allegations of sexual assaults for inmates when a county houses more than 1,000 adult and youth inmates.
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included lengthy public hearings over rezonings in the Blackman area and a new MRAP vehicle.
The wait is finally over. All of the Blue Raider fall sports programs are about to begin the first season in Conference USA this month.
Kroger begins construction this fall to expand its store located at 2946 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro, which will make it the largest traditional store in the area, an official with Kroger confirmed.
The ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter Thursday to the Rutherford County Board of Education urging for Central Magnet School students and teachers be allowed to reinstate “Safe Space” posters.
A 27-year-old Murfreesboro woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Tuesday is facing multiple charges, including operating her vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
Local craft beer lovers are invited to release their inner redneck for its inaugural Hot Chicken & Jorts South celebration this weekend to raise funds for The Oasis Center.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Police Department has acquired a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list were apprehended last week.
The Murfreesboro Planning Department will hold a public meeting Monday, Aug. 19, to examine possible changes in the Gateway District Overlay.
The Murfreesboro Police Department received a report of a bomb at a home on the 100 block of South Bilbro Avenue around 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Officials have confirmed that no evidence of a bomb was found Monday at a South Bilbro Avenue rental home, following an extensive four-hour search.
Authorities have arrested the 29-year-old man wanted in connection the Aug. 10 rape of a woman who offered him a ride home.
A steady stream of well-wishers provided plenty of hugs and handshakes for John Harris, the first and only Disabled Student Services director at Middle Tennessee State University, during a special celebration Tuesday.
Kaplan Mortgage Partners recently joined forces with Volunteer Rutherford as a sponsor for its Volunteer of the Week program.
The goal at Kymari House is to always put the safety and best interests of children ahead of all other priorities, including the ability to pay for services.
A Murfreesboro man was recently arrested on suspicion of attacking his boyfriend for reportedly getting a haircut by an attractive male cosmetologist.
The amount of recent rain and the fast-growing grass that has resulted has put a strain on the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department.
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement beginning Friday, August 16, as part of a crackdown to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP will present its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Stones River Primitive Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro woman recently involved in a crash on Mercury Boulevard could be facing nearly a year in jail and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for a third time.
The Murfreesboro City Council has approved a contract with Lose and Associates Inc. for services needed to construct a proposed indoor tennis facility at Old Fort Park.
Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a 29-year-old man accused of raping a woman Saturday after she offered him a ride home.
Murfreesboro firefighters placed fifth overall Sunday during their first time ever competing in the Scott Combat Challenge regional competition in Lexington, Ky.
Hines, the international real estate firm, announced Tuesday that Hines Global REIT Inc. has acquired The Avenue Murfreesboro.
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar Tuesday, Aug. 13, for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to become a federal government supplier.
Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects caught on video allegedly passing counterfeit money at various Murfreesboro businesses.
Sponsored by State Farm, the BEP’s two-week day camp exposes middle school students to the basics of the business world.
Middle Tennessee State University was selected as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review on its 2014 list of the nation’s top colleges.
A 19-year-old man was recently arrested after alerting police to the fact that his safe containing a large amount of marijuana and drug money had been stolen from his Murfreesboro residence during a home invasion.
A Murfreesboro man who does not have driver’s license is facing a second driving under the influence charge after police allegedly observed him driving recklessly Sunday on East Main Street.
On Thursday morning, ladies about town will have a chance to learn about Victorian crafts at Oaklands Historic House Museum’s ladies craft classes.
The best youth track and field athletes ages 9-14 gathered last weekend in Hershey, Penn., for the 36th annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final.
Middle School football opens up next week.
Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit
A couple accused of barricading themselves inside a home Tuesday morning have been safely apprehended and are facing multiple charges following a nearly four-hour standoff with authorities.
A brand new fitness program Downtown in Motion is designed to foster fitness and health while providing for a positive impact for the entire community.
Family theater takes on a literal meaning when The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents “Alice in Wonderland" this weekend.
Students, parents, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School welcomed new principal Sherry King during a picnic held Tuesday on school grounds.
Residents who are interested in learning more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are invited to attend a conference Thursday in Murfreesboro.
Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is planning to replace its current style of uniforms due to everyday wear and tear, Sheriff Robert Arnold said.
The latest new course at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to appeal to the kid in all of us.
The status of three MTSU football players who were accused of assaulting a fellow female student dominated the first football press conference of the 2013 season, which was held Wednesday.
Just as he was enjoying an afternoon of watching UFOs in the sky, a man was forced to jump in his car with a loaded shotgun Monday and chase down a stranger in self-defense.
Central Christian Church has established a Little Free Library in its front yard, located at 404 E. Main St., accessible to the sidewalk.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.
Locally, 45 and 60 percent of all middle school and high school students participate in one or more forms of physical activity while in school.
Making lesson plans and caring for special education students were two of the topics new Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Matt Powell learned about during a week-long training for SROs.
The nation’s best youth track and field athletes will converge this weekend in Pennsylvania for the 2013 Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Finals.
Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.
RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.
The tournament played host to 140 youth baseball teams from around the nation, who made the trip to Murfreesboro for a shot at a championship trophy.
Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.
No one was injured Thursday morning when the driver of a tractor trailer crashed into a pole behind Big Lots off Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are wanted in connection with a stolen credit card and fraud case.
The Business Education Partnership Foundation has named Amelia Bozeman as the new executive director, Chairman Emil Hassan announced.
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.
MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill has formally dismissed three players from the team following their arrests earlier this month.
MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.
No one was injured Friday night when two homes were damaged by gunfire in the area of South University Street and Reid Avenue in Murfreesboro.
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.