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.
It was an entrepreneurial enterprise requiring special skill, knowledge and eventually an ingenious device.
Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? Do you want to invest in your community, but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Would you like to know more about the services non-profit organizations in your community provide? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
Last time, I went over the "discovery" process that helps elders and their families take an honest look at their living situation, to find out what is working and what is not.
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.
Fitzhugh not looking in the rear view as he drives sheriff's office forward.
State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges.
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
The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away bare-root tree seedlings to local landowners.
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.
Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Smyrna Thursday to share a meal, tour the brand new Smyrna campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology and praise those involved in TCAT's creation.
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.
A substitute teacher will no longer be allowed to work for Rutherford County Schools after allegedly "making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day," according to a statement from the school system.
A full house of more than 75 people saw a rezoning issue defeated by a four to one vote at La Vergne City Hall chambers.
"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.
"This kind of thing tends to happen during flu season," said Evans, noting that this season started later than normal. "What we tell people is, if you're sick, stay home."
Smyrna rep backs Trump's travel ban.
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?
Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Terry McBurney pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misleading authorities and seven counts of wire fraud regarding his lack of citizenship while employed at the sheriff's office.
Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.
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.
Newly-appointed interim Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said changes would be made in the jail command the night Rutherford County commissioners selected him.
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.
A split Rutherford County Commission elected former Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff Thursday in an 11-10 vote that took three tallies before one of four finalists received a majority vote.
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.
Judy Beasley Whitehill is still taking a stand for public education.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital proudly announces Dr. Elizabeth R. LaRoche being named Physician of the Year during the hospital's 2016 Physician Awards. Dr. Marynelle J. Klumpe received the Clinical Excellence Award and Dr. George W. Smith received the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award.
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.
U.S. attorneys are opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants before their Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
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.
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.
Duke was found wandering the neighborhood on one of the coldest nights of the year.
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.
District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Keith Lowery named two veteran majors to serve temporarily as assistant chiefs to handle management duties until an interim sheriff is selected.
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.
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.
U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp is sticking with a Feb. 7 trial date for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants, putting the onus on himself to rule soon on two motions to dismiss criminal charges.
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.
The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.
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.
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.
Emergency workers are preparing to allow traffic to move on I-24 near the Buchanan exit in southeast Rutherford County after extinguishing a hazardous materials fire that started after two big trucks crashed there this morning, according to Deputy Mayor Jeff Davidson.
Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.
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.
Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9s Samson and Tiko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., sponsored by an anonymous donor.
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.
Rutherford County paid $260,000 in a settlement reached with the wife of an inmate who committed suicide at the jail in late January 2016, county records show.
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.
In addition to arguing the permit is incomplete, SOCM members and community residents said blasting damages houses and could even rupture the landfill and cause pollution to leak into the Stones River East Fork and groundwater.
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.
Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg.
Rutherford County commissioners will have a long list of candidates to cull for the interim sheriff post after Sheriff Robert Arnold was jailed and suspended while awaiting a Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
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.
Sgt. Jon Levi and partner, Checker Cash, were trusted brothers for the 16 years they worked together daily for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.
Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.
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.
'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.
Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.
In the face of fear, kindness counts.
Not many people can say they've saved a life. Eleven-year-old Lizzie Anderson is one of the few, but she says she was just doing what had to be done.
Despite what some termed an "emergency" at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, it could be mid-January before county commissioners hire an interim sheriff to take over for suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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.
It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!
"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.
Part two of a two part series.
An exploding Death Star, Jedi games and costume contests at the Star Wars-themed event.
Filing by U.S. Attorney's Office highlights a conversation between Arnold and wife, Megan Arnold, in which he tells her "I have a hit out for me now," and jail gang members hope to "get their tear drop by, you know, shoving a shank deep into my ... neck."
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.
Longtime County Attorney Jim Cope resigned his position as Rutherford County government's chief counsel this week, six months after he left the Pinnacle Financial Partners board of directors amid a potential insider training situation.
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.
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway.
The attorney for indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold contends an ouster lawsuit against him should be dismissed or postponed until 14 federal counts against him are resolved to avoid violating his Fifth Amendment rights.
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.
1 in 5 children, 1 in 7 adults struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee.
Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.
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.
Christian music artist Matthew West performed a benefit concert at New Vision Baptist Church on September 22 to raise more than $122,000 for children with special needs at Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center in Murfreesboro.
Last Friday, United Way volunteers from local companies participated in the fourth annual Hometown Huddle event, presented by Nissan.
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.
The Lascassas community came together Saturday afternoon for the Lascassas Fall Extravaganza at Brown's Store, an event rental center. The market festival brought together residents and local businesses in the celebration of the season.
Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
North Highland Avenue Planning Study, Oct. 10 for key planning concepts review; Historic Bottoms Planning Study, Oct. 11 for preliminary concepts review.
Its actions could complicate Rutherford County Commission's own efforts to oust Arnold.
33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.
Indicted Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was taken into federal custody Wednesday morning after a judge decided he should be jailed for violating bond conditions.
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.
"Today was great," said Andrew Ellard, Eagleville's city manager. "People seemed to have a great time. It was a beautiful day -- it was warm, but it was blue skies and we had great music."
U.S. Probation and Pretrial now recommends jail time
He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.
Eight students from five high schools in Rutherford County have been named semifinalists for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced this week.
Students see first-hand what careers in construction look like.
Nearly 2,700 healthy snack packs assembled
Hosted by the American Heart Association and St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, the Rutherford County Heart Walk is an inspiring event that raises funds and awareness of the United States' number one and number five killers -- heart disease and stroke.
Eagleville will host its annual day long, downtown street festival September 24, 2016.
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.
As local leaders tout a $189.5 million investment here by FedEx, the proposal still must go through Murfreesboro's annexation and rezoning process and a traffic study to determine how to move delivery trucks on congested roads.
The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.
Occasions Events provides venue for banquets, anniversaries and more.
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.
Healthcare provider to create close to 400 jobs over the next five years.
Five survive, all in their 90s, for 73rd Smyrna High reunion.
Two month 'cooling off period' will allow for assessment of impact on government services.
Roy Waldron was in the home-building business for years. He estimates he built in upwards of 1,000 homes in La Vergne, but most people today know him as the namesake of Roy Waldron Elementary School.
Murfreesboro Soccer Club recently named Tre Arhagba director of goalkeeping, Matt Manning director of recreational soccer and Jason Finley U9-U12 technical director.
A Rutherford County family is suing the county government claiming negligence in maintaining safe driving conditions on Midland Road where their four children sustained debilitating injuries in a 2015 crash, with one remaining paralyzed.
Kay Eischeid was "kind of in a trance" as her daughter was sworn in as a General Sessions Court judge.
Despite reservations about some of Donald Trump's statements and policies, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he would likely heed a call to serve as secretary of state for the Republican presidential nominee.
Courthouse AC, new road workers, solid waste consultants get nods.
Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.
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.
Farewells said as Lanny Goodwin retires after four decades in field.
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.
In a Republican primary filled with acrimony, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais pulled out another win, collecting 52.1 percent of the vote in the 4th Congressional District to defeat newcomer Grant Starrett.
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.
Council approves asbestos abatement for MFRD to host event at site.
Council, MED board jointly discuss control of city-owned utility.
He took drum lessons two years ago - and Spanish recently, too.
"This is the part we get excited about... this evening we start getting into the vision of what we want to start happening and the tools we can use to get there," said Guenther.
He went on to explain that downtown Smyrna is a depot district in need of expansion.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
Early voting sites for Aug. 4 state and federal primaries, Rutherford County general and Murfreesboro municipal elections.
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.
Overdoses across Middle Tennessee are being attributed to this batch of dangerous drugs.
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.
Rutherford County Election Commission Chairman Ransom Jones contends he holds no conflict of interest from a fundraising party he and his wife held for judicial candidate Ben Bennett at their Lascassas home.
Photos on display at Baldwin Gallery throughout summer.
On June 24 Jessica Miranda Campos was killed in a high speed chase on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
When Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold went out a back door at the federal courthouse the day he was arrested on a 14-count indictment, he may have slid out as the result a security breakdown.
In today's digital world, a company's online presence is equally as important - if not more than - any brick-and-mortar location. Reviews now live online for eternity, and consumers can discover information with the click of a mouse - or more likely, the tap of a mobile screen.
Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
With serious qualms and reservations, the county commission's Budget & Finance Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday night to pull the funding for 19 new sheriff's deputies from the proposed 2016-17 budget.
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.
The 67th Annual Blackman Barbecue will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park on June 24.
Hot Topic Tennessee Distribution Center donated more than $1,500 in electronic equipment to the La Vergne Fire Station 2 located on Waldron Road.
Besides protecting humans, a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy helped rescue a distressed baby falcon Wednesday.
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.
Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.
Freed Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President's or the Dean's List for Spring 2016. Nineteen Rutherford County students were recognized.
NDC hosts seventh annual ballroom championships at Embassy Suites.
Year's first Friday Night Live brings jazz to dance to or simply relax you.
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.
Five Rutherford County students were among the approximately 250 graduates who received degrees Saturday, May 14, at Freed-Hardeman University.
Fifth annual drive benefits Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.
Turning School Resource Officers at Rutherford County grade schools into patrol deputies by assigning SROs to each cover two schools -thereby freeing up about seven deputies - is being considered by the county Budget & Finance Committee
An American Bar Association legal brief backs the defendants who sued Rutherford County and Providence Community Corrections claiming they were trapped in an unconstitutional probation system for years because they couldn't afford the costs.
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.
Rutherford County health officials have reported the first case of Zika in our county. This is the third confirmed cases in Tennessee.
Rutherford County officials are trying to figure out a new conflict-of-interest law affecting county commissioners, a measure likely to impact the voting of several who are retired county employees or have spouses who work for the school system.
Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.
The countdown is on for Middle Tennessee's largest online giving day, The Big Payback.
Planning Commission recommends approval of facility on existing campus.
Weary of "the train wreck" in Tennessee's General Assembly, Wilson Elementary School teacher Becky Goff says she's running for the state House 37th District seat.
Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.
The Nashville Business Journal is reporting Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope resigned in April as a director of Pinnacle Financial Partners amid alleged insider trading connected with a proposed acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings.
Rutherford County resident Gayle Jordan, a political newcomer, is carrying the Democrats' banner into the race for Senate District 14 this fall.
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.
A "vote anywhere" bill touted as super-convenient quietly passed the Tennessee General Assembly this week, allowing Rutherford Countians to choose any polling place in the county to cast their ballots, beginning in 2018.
The Community Care Board of Rutherford County has hired Terri Bodkins to oversee the county-operated nursing home after its former administrator resigned in the wake of a $548,500 federal penalty.
NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.
The Boro Art Crawl is developing into an opportunity to view the work of established and emerging artists from Rutherford and surrounding counties.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee now accepting registrations.
Jason McGowan can remember his late grandfather, Willie McGowan, working tirelessly - mornings and nights - on the campaign to restore Bradley Academy, leaving him to wonder "Why?"
Does Possum Trot exist in Rutherford County? Of course it does. We just had the "Possum Trot Community" sign erected.
'I think the Walter Hill area has had enough,' Pearcy said.
'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'
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Robert Arnold, claiming he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activity.
Assaulted by his cellmate, Robert Lee Johnson now severely disabled.
The room was packed Wednesday night at the Block, but the crowd wasn't there for a band. They were there for the "Bernstorm."
"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.
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.
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.
Rutherford County is in the early stages of planning for a waste-to-energy facility designed to turn garbage into power or fuel as an option to dispose of trash when Middle Point Landfill runs out of space.
Advance Auto Parts is set to invest $24.5 million in a La Vergne distribution center and create 200 new jobs in Rutherford County, officials announced.
Murfreesboro's growing infrastructure a visible indicator of vitality.
Over five years, city budgets $313 mil in capital spending.
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.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue assisted Eagleville Fire Department with a two-story house fire in the 900 block of South Main Street in Eagleville, just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Middle Tennessee has limited choices for mass transit: light rail on existing train tracks or a monorail system.
Between 2010 and 2040, Rutherford County's population is projected to increase by 135 percent from 251,000 to 592,000 residents, second only to Williamson County.
Retiring city attorney praised for her skill, dedication.
United Way seeking volunteers for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Historian Greg Tucker will bring his "Remembering Rutherford" column on local history to The Murfreesboro Post beginning on Monday, Oct. 19.
Rutherford County's entire legislative delegation promised to oppose a gas-tax increase despite a backlog of $259 million unfunded road projects here.
The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Craig Tindall of Phoenix to serve as the new city attorney.
Houston-based Conn's HomePlus is set to build a distribution center in La Vergne, a $17 million investment expected to create 100 jobs, officials announced today.
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.
The Walter Hill Volunteer Fire Department became part of the Rutherford County Fire Department this summer, but when it did, the county also became responsible for Walter Hill's debts.
Income growth trend saves average home about $252 a year.
Crissy Haslam kicked off United Way's After School Network Summit and Teacher Resource Fair.
Holloway High School students were evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was received about 11:15 a.m., officials said.
Holloway High School evacuated, Central Magnet and Homer Pittard Campus School also briefly locked down.
Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.
Sheriff's school resource officers and La Vergne Police searched La Vergne High School Monday after receiving a bomb threat inside the school.
Commission OKs 2 banks, assisted-living site and Honda relocation.
Rutherford County faces a $259 million problem with a lack of funding for highway construction, but the problem isn't with the county budget.
Child support, bonding checks 'went unissued' due to glitches.
A Shelbyville attorney who advised the Rutherford County Ethics Committee in a complaint on Sheriff Robert Arnold is charging the county nearly $5,400 for his work.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
Industrial rezoning of Joe B. Jackson site approved with covenant
An eastern Rutherford County woman is facing a misdemeanor in an unusual neighborly feud.
Schools within the city of Murfreesboro rank among the best in the nation as recently published in the education research website www.Niche.com.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital recently announced the addition of five members to its board of directors.
Objections voiced at stakeholders' meeting Tuesday
Kitchen & Bath Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create Approximately 600 New Jobs.
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.
Honoring Rutherford County residents who have lived 100 years or more.
There is still time to collect school supplies for children in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
National athletic retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. opened its newest store in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
As a business leader and involved citizen in Murfreesboro, Agent Christopher Poplin of the Christopher Poplin Allstate Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon counties recently hosted its Community Celebration, an annual meeting recognizing the organization's impact and accomplishments over the most previous fiscal year.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon counties is set to collect items for Back to School kits for kids Kindergarten through fifth grade through July 22, 2015.
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.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is kicking off its Stuff the Bus school supply collection benefiting children Kindergarten through 5th grade in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
During United Way's 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, more than 40 volunteer preparers completed 724 tax returns resulting in a $1,011,648 investment through tax refunds in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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.
This year's Days of Action impacted the local community with 418 volunteers putting in 1,254 hours of service to complete 37 projects throughout Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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.
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.
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.
Lisbeth (Lis) Couser has joined the staff of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties as the Director of Community Engagement.
The 2015 United We Style Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 18 at The Gateway Village located at 820 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
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.
Sterling Organization vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla., has announced the acquisition of Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro. The asset was purchased via the firm's institutional fund Sterling Value Add Partners II, LP.
The deadline for college scholarship applications for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship program is quickly approaching.
Through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, individuals and families with an annual household income of less than $60,000 can file their taxes for free from now until April 10.
Local nonprofit Special Kids recently held its Annual Dick Kleinau Investor Appreciation Reception on Thursday, February 26, at the Special Kids Kleinau Nursing Center to recognize its top investors from 2014
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.
An upscale grocery store proposed for a 15-acre tract on Memorial Boulevard could be The Fresh Market.
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 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.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon counties recently hosted its second annual Community Baby Shower to benefit families in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Back by popular demand, The Arts Center of Cannon County presents Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" on Feb. 13, 20 and Feb. 14, 21.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently hosted its second annual Community Baby Shower. Over 8,000 items were collected and assembled into 300 bags by 81 volunteers at the Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon.
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.
The Arts Center of Cannon County hosts wood working exhibit through Feb. 28, 2015.
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.
The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury, Tenn. will host Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior's Story on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m
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.
Each year, thousands of people in Rutherford and Cannon counties turn to United Way's 2-1-1 service for help.
The daily lives of Rutherford County's Clark and Christi Powers do not differ too much from that of the everyday person, but their cause is one that is full of meaning and dates back to their childhood and upbringing.
United Way volunteers from local companies participated in the second annual Hometown Huddle event on Sept. 26.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical of the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail.
Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine's Editors' Picks for the 2015 South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list.
Early voting opens Wednesday and continues through Oct. 30 for Rutherford County voters participating in the Nov. 4 state, federal and municipal elections.
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.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on Sept. 18 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
August home sales in Rutherford County jumped 8 percent over last year’s mark, and closings have increased 5.5 percent for 2014, even as prices rose, showing overall improvement in the market’s health.
Michael Frayn’s outrageous comedy, “Noises Off,” follows the on-and off-stage antics of an acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.
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.
It mirrored a chaotic assembly line Friday morning when more than 100 volunteers amassed for the annual United Way of Rutherford and Cannon counties Stuff the Bus project at Embassy Suites.
Detective Tommy Massey was recently recognized at the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers annual awards ceremony. Detective Massey was selected to represent the Murfreesboro Police Department as the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year because of his involvement in two cold case homicide investigations.
Some of the best youth baseball teams from the southeast gathered at Barfield Crescent Park for the 2014 TYBA State Tournament starting this past weekend.
This year, a portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain was invested in the local community through the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. The final investment in the community was $2,500.
The fourth annual Run United 5K and 1-mile Fun Run, presented by the Avenue and benefitting the United Way, will be held Sept. 27 at 7 a.m.
Alive Hospice, the leading nonprofit agency providing compassionate end-of-life care, grief support and community education in Middle Tennessee, has announced plans to build a free-standing hospice facility in Murfreesboro.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on July 10 from 306 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Effective July 4, 2014, The Rutherford County Solid Waste Department will now have new hours of operation at the Haley Road Recycling Center in Murfreesboro.
With the ongoing increase in efforts to effectively address mental health in communities across the country, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed together to provide a solution for the community.
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.
The Rutherford County Recreation Department crowned its youth baseball and softball champions this past weekend at the various sites around the area.
Wilson Bank & Trust Regional President Barry Buckley was among the local honorees who received a Rutherford County Impact Award from the Nashville Business Journal recently.
The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell introduced an employee handbook Thursday night that gives workers in his office the opportunity to have him removed through a grievance process.
The Rutherford County Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday on a $480.5 million spending plan for fiscal 2015.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced Friday its plans to invest more than $2.75 million back into the community.
The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.
Each year, Crye-Leike holds a fundraising campaign for United Way. The company’s agents and employees were recently excited to learn that they helped Crye-Leike collect $64,840 for United Way during the 2013 campaign season.
Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board.
Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell wants to remind county business owners of a critical change in the business tax license renewal process --- the renewals must be filed online.
The 2014 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program completed 534 tax returns online and at the physical location with more than a $750,989 investment through tax refunds in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
This production is sponsored by First National Bank and will be on stage May 30 – June 14 at the Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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.
Beginning next academic year, the service that makes sure MTSU students look their best when interviewing for jobs will have a permanent location.
Raiders’ Closet, the collection of donated gently used professional attire, will move into the former testing center next to the Career Development Center on the third floor of the Keathley University Center.
The time once again is at hand for Nashville’s premier, modern handmade market, Porter Flea. Taking place June 6-7, the market returns to the Track One building in Nashville for a consecutive time.
The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.
Rutherford County’s budget committee approved a $1.89 million budget last week for the County Fire and Rescue Department, including funds to pay volunteers who undergo training and certification.
A seminar aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are will be held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on May 28 from 3-6 p.m.
Small business owners are invited to learn what options are available for themselves, their families and their businesses under the Affordable Health Care Act at seminar in Columbia on May 20.
The Rutherford County Government has launched a new website viewable at rutherfordcountytn.gov. Improvements are intended to make the site easier to navigate with better routes to get citizens where they need to go, with lots of new content and with improved mobile device access.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office returned a weapon to the man who was shot May 6 in a confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy three years after investigating a previous domestic dispute at his West Jefferson Pike home, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will host a discussion with Dr. Antonio Vásquez on “Life Along the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs”.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect items for literacy kits for kids pre-k through third grade beginning June 20, 2014, through July 23, 2014. The items will be sorted and literacy kits will be assembled on July 25, 2014, at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
The Midnight Riders are the Mid-South’s premier tribute band, will play homage to homage to the early years and classic songs of The Allman Bros on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Center of Cannon County.
County Mayor Ernest Burgess soundly defeated challenger Jimmy Evans while Sheriff Robert Arnold rolled past former Deputy Chief Bob Asbury in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
Main Street's JazzFest kicked off on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 2 and ran through May 3.
Tickets are now available for United Way’s signature fundraising event, Red, White, and Bayou. With a new name, comes a new theme. From the entertainment to the fare, this outdoors, casual dinner is reflective of the southern coastal culture.
The event is set for May 17 at Belle Meadows Farm, the home of Howard and Susan Wilson, in Lascassas.
The annual Rutherford County 4-H Horse Show will be held at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro on May 10 at 9 a.m. The rain date will be May 17.
Tennessee’s First “Big Payback” Encourages Middle Tennesseans to Give Local and Support Area Nonprofits during 24-Hour Campaign
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.
Break out your dancing shoes and bring the family as the Short Mountain Distillery will be throwing an party open to the general public to celebrate its second birthday.
Jim Morris will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club’s 27th annual Stake & Burger Dinner on May 8.
Local nonprofit Journeys in Community Living is inviting the public to join the organization April 24 as it awards outgoing county Commissioner Joyce Ealy and several other outstanding community members for their service.
Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6.
The Touch of the Master's Hand, an exhibit of works by Jeffory Young and Helen Minton, will be on view at the Arts Center of Cannon County April 10-May 30.
United We Style took place on April 5 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at The Gateway Village.
Auditions will be held for the Arts Center’s July production of SHREK, THE MUSICAL on Monday, April 7th and Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00PM. Performance dates are July 11-26.
Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon has been accused of threatening a 16-year old. The incident was said to have unfolded at Jr’s Foodland, according to a Murfreesboro Police report filed on Friday.
The 2014 United We Style Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5 at The Gateway Village located at 820 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
After making the rounds speaking with representatives from companies ranging from the Hershey Co. to Walgreens to PepsiCo, MTSU senior Tyler Baker was pleased with his visit to the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, career fair inside the Student Union Ballroom.
Coconut Bay Café celebrated its 15th year in business on Tuesday night, and at the same time, took advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community.
Business owners who have a relationship with a business banker have the benefit of an experienced partner to help them meet their business objectives.
The previous year was an advantageous one for Rutherford County and 2014 looks to be one with much promise as well.
When it comes to jobs, Rutherford County saw over 2,300 new jobs created and $283 million in capital investments were made by the relocation or expansion of companies operating in the county.
Special Kids is set to kick off their 3rd Annual Special Kids Race on March 22 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic building and Gateway Island.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced last week that $3,419,318.52 was secured in pledges during the 2013 fundraising campaign --a record for the local non-profit.
Officials with Rutherford County Schools were saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Rutherford County Board of Education member Helen Blankenship.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced today that $3,419,318.52 was secured in pledges during the 2013 fundraising campaign - a record for the local non-profit.
Here is a quick list of the current candidates running for office in the upcoming elections.
MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is joining forces with the Blue Raider Athletic Association (BRAA), Toot's and MTSU Athletics to present 3 Point Play on March 1 at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
The following organizations offer Murfreesboro residents the opportunity to give back to their community.
The Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report. It was the fifth business broken into in the past week and a half in Murfreesboro.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.
Gospel quartet Work in Progress will be singing at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
New Beginning Coaching Services announced this week that Jason B. Bour has been picked to speak at the Tennessee Department of Education’s Partners in Education Conference at the Opryland Hotel and Conference later this month.
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.
Midland resident Steve Spence, a longtime Rutherford County law enforcement official, is seeking the 8th District seat on the Rutherford County Commission, according to a press release.
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.
Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. recently promoted Amber Johnson, of Murfreesboro, to the position of claims examiner, according to a press release.
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.
Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.
Two high-producing mortgage loan officers have been promoted to vice president by First National Bank of McMinnville, company President Pieter van Vurren recently announced.
Former Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez will share his story Monday, Feb. 3, at Middle Tennessee State University.
AAA is holding a career fair next week in an effort to hire more than 100 people to fill roadside assistance customer advocate positions for its brand new customer interaction center.
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.
Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.
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
Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is a running against Sheriff Robert Arnold, has resigned from his job at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office amid an internal inquiry.
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.
Years ago, older and wiser friends and family advised us to travel while we still can, and not wait until it became too difficult because of age and ailments.
Tennessee Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program as a practice committed to delivering the highest quality in cancer care, company officials announced Tuesday.
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
Rick LaLance announced Thursday he has decided to run for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company
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.
A heater and a heat lamp too close to objects apparently caused a storage barn to ignite, resulting in about $25,000 in damages Wednesday morning in Christiana, said Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
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.
From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County.
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.
Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?
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.
We have watched Hyundai with great interest since the Korean company started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986, but we’ve been especially fascinated the last few years as it went from being the butt of jokes to being an industry leader.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.
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.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
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
Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.
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.
Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.
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.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.
Gerald L. Melton has announced that he has decided to seek re-election as a public defender for the 16th Judicial District of Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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.
Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, as well as the Tennessee State Museum, will be in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 24, to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.
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.
We can’t think of any auto company that has made as massive of turnaround as Jaguar.
The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center will host the Third Annual Borovino wine tasting event on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Fire caused heavy damage to a mobile home about 4:15 p.m. Monday on Old Woodbury Highway.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.
Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.
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.
A friend entrusted me with a black notebook – yes, an old-fashioned notebook, not a darn jump drive – in which he has a handwritten account of some of his relatives who were in the business of making and running moonshine in Cannon and DeKalb counties decades ago.
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.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
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.
Local businessman Rusty Dallas has announced his candidacy in the Republican Party primary for Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office.
Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
We’ve driven the latest generation Ford Focus and the Focus Electric and liked them both, but to us, they simply don’t compare to the latest offering, the Focus ST.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
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.
Attorney Chuck Ward announced Tuesday he has decided to run for the Republican Party nomination in the district attorney race.
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 marketing director for the Demos Family Restaurants has been named the new campaign manager for Murfreesboro mayoral candidate Shane McFarland.
Assuming no weather delays, here are the District 7-AAA high school basketball games you simply cannot afford to miss in January.
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.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee will sponsor the inaugural Peace and Justice Art Competition showcasing artwork by local students beginning in January 2014.
Last week, we looked at pre-2014 girls basketball in 7-AAA. This week, let’s look at the boys.
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 Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations recently recognized Centerstone for its mental health services and community outreach efforts during its annual awards ceremony in Murfreesboro.
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 a company sets out to reinvent the best-selling vehicle of all time – over 40 million sold worldwide to date – it has to work very carefully, especially when it comes to the design.
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.
A local attention deficient disorder life coach and counselor recently announced that he is running for the Republican Party nomination in the 9th District Rutherford County Commission primary slated for May 2014.
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.
Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.
The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.
Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.
Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.
La Vergne city officials approved spending $4 million Tuesday to purchase the privately owned and contracted La Vergne Fire Department Inc.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Middle Tennessee will operate during special hours for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
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.
The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.
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.
The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
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.
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.
Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.
Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.
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.
Phil Griffin, who is vying for the Republican Party nomination in the 7th District Rutherford County Commission race, recently announced his leadership team.
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.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?
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.
The 11 Rutherford County middle schools are in the middle of another competitive basketball season.
Toys for Tots needs volunteers for this Saturday's event.
The MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday at the Murphy Center will have some young news faces in attendance.
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
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.
Nothing is silent about this night when four singers serve up cool versions of Frank Sinatra mainstays like “Fly Me To The Moon” in a holiday musical review of "Christmas My Way."
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.
In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.
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.
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.
Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners.
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?
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now in the books, people around the state and nation are being asked to think of others on this Giving Tuesday.
Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.
Elizabeth “Liz” Stuard has joined Roscoe Brown Inc. as service and sales representative, company officials recently announced.
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.
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?
MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.
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.
Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2014, the Nissan Rogue is a product of the company’s Common Module Family architecture.
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.
Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.
Kara Edgens and Brenetta Taylor have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as client service center specialists, company officials announced last week.
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.
Rutherford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee School Boards Association.
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 Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting a business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Detective Ralph Mayercik recently announced his intention to run for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County sheriff.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.
Dr. Meredith Schweitzer has joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials recently announced.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of Dewayne King to vice president and retail regional manager.
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.
Mercedes-Benz has more models, variations and trims than any other automaker, and the model that brings the most cars to the list is the E-Class.
Guaranty Trust Company has announced the hiring of Bill Hart and Mark Wilson as wholesale account executives.
MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro will merge with the Franklin-based Network Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy bank, it was announced on Thursday.
The 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.
Attorney Aaron Conklin recently announced that he is seeking the nomination of the Republican Party for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
Saint Thomas Health has named registered nurse Jennifer Elliott vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
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.
Remember the good old days?
Ron Malone was recognized Wednesday for his 25 years of work by MTSU President Sidney McPhee.
A former deputy chief has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County sheriff in the May 2014 primary.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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 Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.
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.
Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.
Picking football games is fun and sometimes has surprising results.
A Middle Tennessee State University employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the community, officials announced Friday.
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.
Attorney Barry Tidwell has announced his primary candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
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.
The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.
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.
Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.
Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.
Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.
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.
Read to Succeed premiered its annual One Book of Rutherford County on Tuesday, announcing its committee has selected “The Last Policeman.”
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.
For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
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.
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.
The 2014 Acura RLX -- all new from the name up -- is advancing on the competition.
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.
Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”
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 2013 regular season is now a thing of the past and what many fans consider to be the best time of the year has finally arrived.
Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.
Exit Realty Corp. International has honored one of the local leading real estate companies Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates with a top award.
The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.
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.
This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.
Mike Doubler is a man on a mission, which is nothing new for him.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
The TSSAA playoffs are set, and six Rutherford County teams will be competing in the postseason.
In the late 1980s, it became obvious that Rutherford County needed to consider hiring an athletic director, and we considered it for 25 years.
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.
Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.
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.
Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson has announced that he will seek the Republican ticket for Rutherford Chancery Court judge next year.
There may be lots of enchanted places in the world, but few can compare to Napa Valley, which is also home to some of the most magnificent resorts in the country.
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.
Political consultant Phil Griffin has announced he is running in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Rutherford County Commission next year.
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.
Susan Brennan, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of Exchange Club Family Center.
Leaf collection season is now underway throughout the city of Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.
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.
The owners of Barker & Christol LLC, a Murfreesboro-based advertising and public relations firm, recently announced that Lee Rennick has assumed the role of vice president of marketing at the agency.
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.
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 renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.
The second MTSU prescription drug take-back event proved almost as successful as the first one, event organizers said Friday.
For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.
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.
Chancellor Robert Corlew III announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election next year.
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.
The stage is nearly set and the television cameras are almost ready for fans who will fill the seats this week to watch undefeated Oakland host undefeated Blackman as part of MyTV 30 "Thursday Night Lights."
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.
Over a four-year period, the best possible middle school football record, if you played a full schedule and won the championship game, is 36–0.
Ann Williams, a long-term care planning specialist for the Mid-South office of Genworth Financial, was recently nationally recognized as a leading insurance professional in Tennessee.
Two seniors at The Webb School have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, officials recently announced.
I often hear that some new product is a “game changer,” but I can’t think of any recent new car that would fit that description – until now.
No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon inside Paulo Products Company after a machine malfunctioned.
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.”
Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.
Zombies will take to the streets of Murfreesboro on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the inaugural Zombie Walk presented by Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities.
Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.
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.
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.
If you are looking for a single word that best describes high school football in Tennessee this year, that word just might be “mediocrity."
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.
As a publisher of a weekly newspaper, you find yourself doing a lot of different things. Both news and advertising become part of the daily routine.
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.
It has been our experience, as we grow older and wiser, that we gravitate to more relaxed and refined things. The same goes for vehicles.
Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.
Another week of District 7-AAA and District 9-A games are on tap as we inch our way closer to the TSSAA state playoffs.
Rover Public Transit is taking delivery of 16 public transit shelters located along various routes throughout the city of Murfreesboro.
For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
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.
The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.
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 executive director of the local Republican Party is scheduled to kick off her primary campaign for a Rutherford County Commission seat Monday at party headquarters in downtown Murfreesboro.
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.
A veteran sergeant made history Wednesday when she became the first black woman promoted to lieutenant at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Chief Roger Toombs announced this week the addition of three members to the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s award-winning Honor Guard.
Tourism is big business in Rutherford County, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association.
Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? If so, read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
Toyota didn’t take me to the far reaches of the Alaskan tundra to introduce the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra, rather they held the introduction at the Suncadia Resort.
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.
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.
It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.