He may be just 4 years old, but Hayes Owen, son of David and Stacey Owen of Murfreesboro, had a big wish for Christmas.
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.
The local power companies reminded customers that outdoor Christmas lighting was prohibited, a service flag with three hundred stars hung in the Central High School auditorium, and housewives were being urged to save "Fats for Freedom." It was December 1943 in Rutherford County.
Why did the wise men from the east bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."
Christmas at Oaklands a favorite holiday pastime.
The 35-acre tree farm, flourishing with 15,000 white pine and Leyland cypress trees, is operated by Murfreesboro's Joe and Jan Steiner, and according to the Pick Tennessee website (PickTnProducts.org), this is one of 58 Christmas tree farms in the state and the only one in Rutherford County.
Program registration starts this week.
Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.
No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers.
As local leaders tout a $189.5 million investment here by FedEx, the proposal still must go through Murfreesboro's annexation and rezoning process and a traffic study to determine how to move delivery trucks on congested roads.
Occasions Events provides venue for banquets, anniversaries and more.
Healthcare provider to create close to 400 jobs over the next five years.
Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.
Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
Human resources benefits administrative company to invest $2.9 million, create 120 new jobs.
Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.
NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.
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.
Christmas Day is Cyndie Verbeten's birthday, which might explain why she's been drawn to direct the last two holiday shows at The Center for the Arts.
TV Christmas specials by the multitude have come and gone for over a half a century, but one stands out as most special to me and, I am sure, to millions of other baby boomers.
Advent - the word itself means the arrival of a person, thing, or event that has great significance.
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.
From now until Sept. 23, e.Allen will accept donations of gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags to benefit Dress for Success. For donating 5+ items, customers will receive a $50 certificate to be used at e.Allen's Fall Preview Party.
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.
Objections voiced at stakeholders' meeting Tuesday
Kitchen & Bath Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create Approximately 600 New Jobs.
National athletic retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. opened its newest store in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
As a business leader and involved citizen in Murfreesboro, Agent Christopher Poplin of the Christopher Poplin Allstate Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015.
Applications for Porter Flea's summer market are due at midnight on Sunday, March 29.
Sterling Organization vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla., has announced the acquisition of Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro. The asset was purchased via the firm's institutional fund Sterling Value Add Partners II, LP.
The deadline for college scholarship applications for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship program is quickly approaching.
An upscale grocery store proposed for a 15-acre tract on Memorial Boulevard could be The Fresh Market.
Murfreesboro's Jonny Gowow is set to kick of the holiday season at Liquid Smoke on Friday, Dec. 5.
KINGSPORT - No need for the flying reindeer and sleigh on this Saturday before Thanksgiving, as ole St. Nick glides along a 110-mile railway while giving out toys and gifts on the merry route of the Santa Train.
Twenty-five homeless Rutherford County children may enjoy a merrier Christmas after buying toys with Sheriff Robert Arnold and School Resource Officers during the annual Shop with the Sheriff event.
It's time to kick off a joyous holiday season at Stones River Mall. Shoppers are invited to join in the festivities of Light's Up, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in front of Bink's Outfitters and Versona.
Once again Dillard's Cool Springs is hosting its pre-holiday cosmetic and fragrance extravaganza.
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.
Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on Sept. 18 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.
Get back-to-school in style during Stones River Mall’s fashionable event from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Kick off the event in Center Court with a pep rally featuring local cheer and dance squads, including Elite Energy Gymnastics and Stewart’s Creek High School.
The other night, with nothing on TV except a show about Kim Kardashian shopping for shoes and a documentary showing a lion eating a wart hog, I decided to watch a major league baseball game.
The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.
Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board.
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.
Beginning next academic year, the service that makes sure MTSU students look their best when interviewing for jobs will have a permanent location.
Raiders’ Closet, the collection of donated gently used professional attire, will move into the former testing center next to the Career Development Center on the third floor of the Keathley University Center.
The time once again is at hand for Nashville’s premier, modern handmade market, Porter Flea. Taking place June 6-7, the market returns to the Track One building in Nashville for a consecutive time.
A seminar aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are will be held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on May 28 from 3-6 p.m.
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.
While scrolling through cable shows and the UT women’s basketball game this week I chanced upon the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
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.
Porter Flea, Nashville's modern handmade market, is currently accepting applications for vendors for their summer market.
Business owners who have a relationship with a business banker have the benefit of an experienced partner to help them meet their business objectives.
The previous year was an advantageous one for Rutherford County and 2014 looks to be one with much promise as well.
When it comes to jobs, Rutherford County saw over 2,300 new jobs created and $283 million in capital investments were made by the relocation or expansion of companies operating in the county.
MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.
The Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report. It was the fifth business broken into in the past week and a half in Murfreesboro.
New Beginning Coaching Services announced this week that Jason B. Bour has been picked to speak at the Tennessee Department of Education’s Partners in Education Conference at the Opryland Hotel and Conference later this month.
Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.
Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. recently promoted Amber Johnson, of Murfreesboro, to the position of claims examiner, according to a press release.
Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.
You are flipping through the channels and are captivated by the pitch. Someone young, attractive and possibly famous is demonstrating a new exercise invention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Years ago, older and wiser friends and family advised us to travel while we still can, and not wait until it became too difficult because of age and ailments.
Tennessee Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program as a practice committed to delivering the highest quality in cancer care, company officials announced Tuesday.
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Nick Roerig and Gordon Shaffer, the owners of the Two Men And A Truck franchise are opening a new office in Murfreesboro, according to a recent announcement.
The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.
The city may be rapidly growing, but when it comes to businesses there are many that are still owned by individuals from right here in town.
Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?
Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.
We have watched Hyundai with great interest since the Korean company started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986, but we’ve been especially fascinated the last few years as it went from being the butt of jokes to being an industry leader.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
Amazon.com Inc. is actively hiring for more than 500 full-time positions with benefits starting at its fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, company officials recently announced.
Sherrill Pest Control has been recognized by Pest Control Technology, a national trade publication for the industry.
Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.
Industry looks to benefits of latest trend
Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We can’t think of any auto company that has made as massive of turnaround as Jaguar.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.
Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.
While gathering birthday gifts for my daughter, Anne, this week, I found a hidden treasure in the basement that I planned to send.
Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout
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.
As all the downtown bells around the Square began to ring and celebrate the arrival of 2014, the fifth annual NightWatch New Year’s Eve Celebration.
Tangerine Salon and Spa has been named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 200 salons in the nation.
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.
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.
The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is accepting live Christmas trees and greenery at its public works facility at 4765 Florence Road.
The proximity of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to the celebration of the new year is one of those happy accidents that has quite a few fringe benefits.
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.
As more and more people try to quit smoking, the electronic cigarette industry continues to gain ground, including here in Rutherford County.
If you are still planning your holiday dinner menus for family functions this weekend, I have a simple but impressive stuffed pork chop recipe that you will love.
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.
Artists to take Music City for New Year's Eve bash
In the fall of 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon had a problem.
Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
When I think about Christmas movies, of which there are many that are both good and bad, I can easily narrow down the list to one particular film.
Washington legacy still relevant today
It was Christmas Eve 2003, when we laid Momma (Ruby Lee) Whittle to rest in Smyrna’s beautiful Maple View Cemetery.
In July, I started making Christmas dresses for my granddaughters.
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.
Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.
Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.
More than food brings customers to rural eatery
The 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.
Thirty-six percent of consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet 1 in 5 reportedly rarely or never use one, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey.
If a toy is being sold in retail stores or on popular websites, you may think that the toy is safe, right?
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
About this time of year, we have the great Christmas tree debate at our house: To tree or not to tree? That is the question.
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.
I use the Christmas theme because if you want to give a gift to a friend or a relative, apparently there is a bargain out there for you.
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
The United Way’s annual report for June 1, 2012, to July 30, 2013, is now available at www.yourlocaluw.org.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season
I’ve had an opportunity recently to indulge in a pleasure that has evaded me for a couple of years. I’ve been baking Christmas goodies.
Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?
They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.
Like many readers, you may be feeling the stress of Christmas season by now.
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.
Toys for Tots needs volunteers for this Saturday's event.
Group collecting items to stuff Christmas stockings
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
Lately, I have been more and more into taking great pictures with my iPhone 5, and I have found the best apps around that will help you take better photos on your iPhone’s 10-meagpixel camera.
In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.
Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun
It’s that time of year when we’re looking for gift ideas, and I would like to offer some suggestions for some of those on your list.
Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Saturday
Chef recalls long career in spotlight
Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
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
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?
Porter Flea will take place on Dec. 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Track One in Nashville, Tenn.
The Linebaugh Public Library will welcome storytellers on toes for selections from “The Nutcracker” ballet and story time on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.
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.
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.
The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.
It’s that time of the year when I like to offer suggestions on decorating your house for Christmas.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
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.
Murfreesboro theater to present Christmas play
Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2014, the Nissan Rogue is a product of the company’s Common Module Family architecture.
Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.
Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive
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.
A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.
With Thanksgiving at hand, it’s fitting to reflect back on the original festival, when the Pilgrims invited neighboring Indians over to eat turkey.
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.
There are many wonderful things for which I am thankful this year, with my family and my health topping the list.
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.
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.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.
A Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital employee has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Social Workers for her work as the program coordinator of the Ministry in Motion mobile health unit.
Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.
Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the food court at Stones River Mall.
The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.
Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.
Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.
Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.
Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.
For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The columnist mentioned that Thanksgiving comes very late this year, on Thursday, Nov. 28 – making for a relatively short holiday shopping season.
Group provides opportunities for former military
The 2014 Acura RLX -- all new from the name up -- is advancing on the competition.
Murfreesboro City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.
Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are supporting Second Harvest Food Bank this holiday season by launching a "Can Hunger" campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank.
Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”
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.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
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.
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.
Susan Brennan, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of Exchange Club Family Center.
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.
Children dressed in costumes are invited to trick or treat from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Staff Management | SMX announced Wednesday that it has more than 5,500 job openings for warehouse workers available.
Thousands of children are expected to follow a candy trail on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
Sport Clips Haircuts, a place company officials say where it is good to be a guy, opened a new location Oct. 18 on 2037 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.
For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.
If you haven’t tried replacing boneless, skinless thighs in place of chicken breasts every once in a while, you are missing out.
City to mark holiday with screaming good time
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.
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.
Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.
Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.
One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.
Reminiscent of a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” or a spin-off of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” a silent horde of scarecrows have invaded tiny Granville in Jackson County.
More than 50 friends of Ken Davidson gathered recently at The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro to pay tribute to a man described as a brilliant marketing and promotions guru, creative photographer and videographer.
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.
As a publisher of a weekly newspaper, you find yourself doing a lot of different things. Both news and advertising become part of the daily routine.
It has been our experience, as we grow older and wiser, that we gravitate to more relaxed and refined things. The same goes for vehicles.
For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference
It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.
Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting
Hilton Worldwide recently honored Philip Stafford, a banquet employee at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Murfreesboro, with the Spirit of Care Award for his excellent performance.
Toyota didn’t take me to the far reaches of the Alaskan tundra to introduce the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra, rather they held the introduction at the Suncadia Resort.
Fifth Third Bank recently invested $20,000 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Social Enterprise Development initiative, according to a press release.
Because most college students and soon-to-be graduates need jobs but usually do not own the proper attire for interviews, Raiders’ Closet is once again offering to help by providing students with free clothes, shoes and attire this semester.
It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.
A national human resources consulting firm has named Pinnacle Financial Partners as one of the best workplaces in the country on its 2013 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published online this week in Fortune Magazine.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about creating and implementing a business plan Tuesday, Sept. 24, during a workshop at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about driving the new Jaguar F-Type sports car on a variety of roads near Mount Rainer in Washington State.
Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.
With more than 25 years of experience in the business, the new editor of The Murfreesboro Post will likely be a familiar name to Rutherford County newspaper readers.
While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note recently, I also had a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Nissan NV200 van.
Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.
Plaintiffs hoping for trial in Wilson Bank case
Aug. 30 was a pretty normal day for most people around the Square, but for Henry Phillips, owner and operator of Henry’s Florist, it was the start of a new chapter in his life.
Although gas prices are more than last week, overall they still remain about 20 to 25 cents less than last year's averages for the Labor Day weekend.
CoreLogic, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, last week released its July National Foreclosure Report, which provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the national foreclosure inventory.
Murfreesboro, the melting pot of Tennessee, is home of many different people, people from different parts of not only the United States but the world.
Woman lets multimedia creative juices flow
Smith takes the lead at Center for the Arts
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently allowed marketing of the first mass spectrometer system for automated identification of bacteria and yeasts that are known to cause serious illness.
Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.
Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.
Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat will be the first private medical practice in Tennessee to offer the SoundBite Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness, a loss of hearing in one ear.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.
There aren’t that many yard sales early in the week, so it’s a great time to check out some of Murfreesboro’s best thrift stores.
Good, old-fashioned, stone-ground grits, pancakes and steel-cut oats are on the menu Saturday, Sept. 7, when the Readyville Mill reopens for breakfast.
Graduates comprise locally owned newspaper
Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now.
Kroger begins construction this fall to expand its store located at 2946 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro, which will make it the largest traditional store in the area, an official with Kroger confirmed.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.
After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.
Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.
Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.
Kaplan Mortgage Partners recently joined forces with Volunteer Rutherford as a sponsor for its Volunteer of the Week program.
For 17 years in late August, pickers and yard sale fans have been coming to the historic town of Wartrace, Tenn., in hopes of making a buy that leads to the perfect mantle piece, or at least makes for a good yard sale fish story.
Because I sew, paint and enjoy crafts in general, it blows my mind that one of our largest local craft stores has all its Christmas merchandise on the shelves now.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.
Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started.
Hines, the international real estate firm, announced Tuesday that Hines Global REIT Inc. has acquired The Avenue Murfreesboro.
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar Tuesday, Aug. 13, for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to become a federal government supplier.
Sponsored by State Farm, the BEP’s two-week day camp exposes middle school students to the basics of the business world.
Middle Tennessee State University business professor Sandra Benson’s innovative way of getting her business law students more engaged in the classroom has gained her a spot in a national competition for business law professors.
Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.
An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.
Eclectic mix tops season's trends
Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.
RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Toyota showed a new face and attitude early in June with the Hollywood-style unveiling of the all-new 2014 Corolla.
The Business Education Partnership Foundation has named Amelia Bozeman as the new executive director, Chairman Emil Hassan announced.
The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.
Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.
Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.
School is about to start and that means it’s Sales Tax Holiday time, which begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11:59 p.m.
Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit
Janet Norman recently joined First Citizens National Bank’s Franklin Financial Center team as assistant vice president and branch manager, according to a company press release.
MidSouth Bank has promoted three officers in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the bank’s success.
Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.
Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week
Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.
The chief executive officer and vice chairman of First National Bank is retiring, following board approval of his request at a July 9 meeting.
While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.
The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.
Middle Tennessee set record for lowest high for July 4th.
Every yard sale is only as good as its customers.
Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”
Center now called Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.
Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro hospital celebrates anniversary
Restaurant owner to appear on TV show
Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the midstate area.
The Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter is expanding its services with the recent hire of Dr. Brannon D. Mangus, a physician who specializes in otolaryngology.
The Fourth of July of celebration in La Vergne has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 1, due to heavy rain.
Celebration Under the Stars will still be held at McKnight Park in recognition of the Fourth of July, Murfreesboro officials announced Thursday morning.
An Oakland High School graduate who has worked nearly a decade in the banking industry has been hired as a customer service representative and loan assistant for the Murfreesboro branch of Southern Community Bank, according to a press release.
Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.
Murfreesboro authorities will be stepping up patrol efforts and their presence this Fourth of July in an effort to keep residents safe this holiday.
Body Boutique passes city inspection
Independence Day, celebrated with cookouts and fireworks, commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Saint Thomas Health has named three directors of its medical residency program that was recently expanded in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.
Mayday Brewery has announced it will double its current brewing production with the addition of two new fermentation tanks in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Beth Duffield will assume the role of vice president of workforce development
Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.
The state unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May, according to date released Monday.
Southeast gas prices remained relatively stable from last week after oil prices fell following an increase in the value of the U.S. dollar.
The Consumer Price Index for increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this week.
Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health Services is a relatively new counseling service known for its affordable prices and easygoing approach to serving clients.
Munching popcorn, baby boomer Donna Houston lounged in a lawn chair on a recent Friday evening, eagerly anticipating the double feature to begin at Woodbury’s Moonlite Drive-In.
The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.
Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling recently received the 2013 President’s Award from Carrier for its quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, according to a press release.
Various woodworking tools are being sold in an online auction that will conclude Wednesday, June 26, in Franklin.
The Nashville Business Journal reports ABC's "Nashville" will continue filming in the city that bears its name.
Stones River Mall invites local shoppers to get into the spirit of Red, White and Blue by giving blood this Independence Day.
Owner Phillip Cantrell, of Benchmark Realty, recently announced there have been new additions to the rapidly growing staff.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., has signed a partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to bolster jobs by stimulating Tennessee exports.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has turned to innovative technology to assist landowners with controlling wild hogs.
Christina Scott recently joined the Bob Parks Realty office in Brentwood as an affiliate broker, according to a press release.
Last week, motorists saw a slight increase in both oil and gas prices after President Barack Obama authorized support and arms for Syrian rebels.
When asked to help make a wish come true for Caden Goodrich, a 6-year-old battling childhood leukemia, the local Wal-Mart stepped in to help.
Murfreesboro native showcases work in Woodbury
Those taxes Americans paid to the federal government in April are coming from less and less pretax income, and change is not in the offing, according to Middle Tennessee State University economist.
Because Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, I have decided to dedicate this article to barbecue side dishes.
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable across the Southeast in recent weeks, motorists could see pump prices move a little higher because the cost of a barrel of oil increased on positive employment data.
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans slightly declined in May to 7.3 percent, according to data the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
Nissan’s largest supplier in the U.S. announced the implementation of an employee health management program resulted in a reduction of health care spending and projections.
Murfreesboro firearms manufacturer Ronnie Barrett is the latest recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award from Middle Tennessee State University.
Home prices nationwide increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.
Part of 'largest single deployment of electric infrastructure in history'
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments.
A team of MTSU students were in Washington, D.C. as finalists for the America’s Natural Gas Alliance Scholastics Achievement Award
Trey Webber has been named director of the Nashville office of Family Staffing Solutions Inc., according to a company press release.
Earlier this spring, executives with Volkswagen announced their plan to cut hundreds of jobs at their Chattanooga manufacturing facility due to slower-than-expected sales of their midsize Passat model.
Stones River Mall has announced the addition of former Murfreesboro Post writer Melinda Hudgins Noblitt as marketing manager.
Annual event featuring local artists
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
University partners with design center
Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has hired a former associate professor from Middle Tennessee State University to its team of practitioners, company officials announced Tuesday.
Even as Murfreesboro sprawls into Rutherford County, there is just no place that provides a sense of community and neighborhood like downtown.
Because it is yard sale season here in Murfreesboro, let’s jump right in with a few tips on how to have a more successful yard sale.
Opry Mills retailers will hold an employment fair for job seekers from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Opry Mills Stage in the mall, located at 433 Opry Mills Drive in Nashville.
A longtime escrow veteran has joined Waterstone Title as a closing agent, according to a recent press release.
Events to be held across Middle Tennessee
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
$16.8 million Coffee County investment to create 104 new jobs.
Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season.
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate had more than 200 people turn out for a May 18 open house at the Murfreesboro studio in celebration of its anniversary.
Starting in the fall, Middle Tennessee State University will offer a new master’s degree in management geared toward professionals in the workforce looking to advance in their careers.
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
Confidence in economy continues to grow
Cainsville man stays true to roots
Middle Tennessee Medical Center recently held its annual service award ceremony, recognizing associates who have served the company up to 40 years.
Featuring modern handmade goods from the area’s most talented designers, Porter Flea returns to East Nashville this summer with a new market concept, AirCraft.
Woodbury’s first liquor store got off to a rousing start May 3 with owner Thomas Mears hustling to take care of his customers.
Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices yo-yoed.
The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club presents the fifth annual Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance over Memorial Day weekend.
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
Author Sandor “Sandy” Ellix Katz has achieved global scientific and academic acclaim.
Rain or shine, Tennessee native White Law Prater walked, walked and walked, virtually to every business on and near Woodbury to deliver the weekly Cannon Courier newspaper.
Sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are growing – Farmers’ Market season has arrived.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
Brian Byrd has been named the new chief financial officer for the Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown Inc., President Norman Brown announced.
Kacy Plunkett, of Special Kids Inc., has received the National Council on Family Relations’ certified family life educator provisional designation.
A Middle Tennessee State University professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.
After 40 years, Sensei Bill Taylor will celebrate the studio’s anniversary Saturday, May 11.
Cure that sweet tooth with some locally grown strawberries – Batey Farms Berry Patch is open for the season!
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
Ring the first of next month with a May Day celebration at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery.
As part of the Murfreesboro’s 12th annual Earth Day Celebration, Pa Bunk's will debut a line of Bunk’s Brew Jars.
Murfreesboro’s hospitality campus continues growing along Medical Center Parkway with the addition of a new hotel.
Marcy Jams owner, Marcy Beavers, could not be more excited about this latest addition to her flavor line up.
Students in Carrie Ott’s Life Connections class at Riverdale learned important lessons in personal finance this week.
Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low.
Charlie Pitts notches 50th anniversary as barber
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
Middle Tennessee's housing marketing continues trending upward, according to newly released home sales data.
Give your student a chance to learn skills they can use for a lifetime by having them apply for the 12th annual State Farm Summer Business Camp.
Ford of Murfreesboro welcomed back Collision Center Manager David Warrick after a five-year absence from the dealership.
Fraud allegations resurface in Coconut Bay lawsuit
Murfreesboro’s only independent art supply store is growing and making some changes this spring.
Company leads Rutherford County job growth
The Stones River Watershed Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to hear a local engineer describe the methods that will be used to dismantle remains of a low-head dam on the East Fork.
Our Easter was anything but ordinary this year.
This month is best known for its showers and innocent pranks of April Fools’ Day, but it has also been named National Financial Literacy month.
At our house, Easter means sunrise services preceded by a week of church liturgical services.
Calling all olive oil lovers: Murfreesboro will soon be home to an olive oil boutique.
Prayer and fresh vegetables are stated recipes for a tasteful life in this man’s kitchen.
Tangerine’s second annual fashion show fundraiser benefiting The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set for 6:30 Saturday, April 13.
Mind2Marketplace will explore how 3D printing technology is already at work in high school classrooms and innovative parts fabrication facilities in Middle Tennessee at its next meeting.
Murfreesboro City Schools presents an opportunity for job applicants to meet our principals and other support area administrators at a job fair.
Moonshine distillery marks first year
Even though they are fun to look at and kids love chick, residents are being advised not to give them as gifts because of the health risks involved, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Health.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Nicky Reynolds as the vice president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
When Robert Blackburn was perusing Craigslist a couple of years ago, he had no idea he would end up buying a business.
The Easter Bunny’s weekend starts early on Saturday, March 30, in La Vergne.
I love to sew. And while sewing seems to have skipped my children’s generation, it appears to be resurfacing with the next.
The Tennessee Securities Division wants to alert Tennesseans to actions being taken by other states’ securities regulators against an Internet-based company alleged to have promoted unregistered investment plans.
St. Patrick’s Day has been a time of celebration during the last couple of years of my life.
Through a journey that led him 900 miles away from home, David Tubens finally found what he’d been looking for, and now he wants to help others find their inner peace too.
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation announced last week the naming of its chapel in honor of longtime supporter Dr. Liz Rhea.
President Barack Obama and his administration are once again threatening to raise taxes on American oil and gas companies.
A new economic impact report has found local distributors provide more than 2,400 jobs and generate nearly $985 million in Tennessee on annual basis.
Murfreesboro farm to open to public
The partners of Murfreesboro advertising agency, Barker & Christol, recently accepted a Gold Addy award in the category of self-promotion by the American Advertising Federation Nashville.
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
Murfreesboro’s historic Square is adding yet another newcomer to its growing list of locally owned businesses.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a Small Business Tax Workshop next week at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Digital platform revamps interviews
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
Interested buyers have just a few days to cast online bids for various types of vehicles the city has placed up for auction.
TrustPoint Hospital is adding two new psychiatrists as part of its goal to provide quality inpatient acute physical rehabilitation and behavioral health services for Rutherford County.
Larry Roby, of Murfreesboro, has qualified for the exclusive court of the table of the Million Dollar Round Table – the premiere associate of financial professionals.
Valley Growers Garden Center announced it has found a new home.
For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated.
After Sunday, Ricky Turner will have to find a new avenue by which to impact local residents.
If you’re still on the hunt for employment, circle March 7 on your calendar.
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
Bobcat of Nashville, located at 5818 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch, has moved down the road to 149 Industrial Blvd. in La Vergne
Bernard James has joined MidSouth Bank as a mortgage loan originator, the bank announced.
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
With vacation season just around the corner, one local family is encouraging Middle Tennessee residents to take an affordable trip south to Panama City Beach, Fla., this year.
A Middle Tennessee charitable organization will be offering new and gently used prom dresses for free on Saturday, March 9, at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro.
I had hoped President Barack Obama would put forth sound, bipartisan solutions to tackle the serious obstacles facing this nation. Unfortunately, all that we have heard is more of the same.
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty have announced an international strategy focused on increasing the exports of Tennessee goods to key markets around the globe.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue now offers an online search at its website, TN.gov/revenue, to verify the status of exemption certificates for businesses.
Following 2012’s championship, an MTSU construction management team had another top-10 finish at this year’s national competition in Las Vegas.
Longtime business owners help revive Murfreesboro
When Publix closed its location at the corner of Northfield and Memorial boulevards in Murfreesboro, the space sat vacant for several years. But this spring, the building will reopen as Gold’s Gym North, co-owner John Davis confirmed.
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
The Board of Directors of CB&S Bank recently appointed new faces to the Murfreesboro local advisory board.
Tennessee has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
The exhibit features 19 over-sized portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
I bought a quality name-brand down-filled coat on sale last year, and at first, I loved it. But after about five wearings, the zipper started separating at tummy level.
The Big 98 WSIX announced it will begin broadcasting "The Bobby Bones Show" weekday mornings from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18.
IRS encourages filers to use e-file
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
Students Active for Feminism and Equality will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special screening of a documentary aimed at helping women be safe.
The allegations involved structured finance securities backed by subprime mortgages that were at the heart of the nation’s financial crisis.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Lamplighter’s Theatre Company is offering the best love story many have never heard of, “Last Train To Nibroc.”
All the exposure and hoorah surrounding 3 Brothers apparently caught the eyes of TV Network "Destination America" producers.
At a recent meeting, members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors recognized Rutherford County residents Chris Garrett as 2012 Realtor of the Year and Bill Jakes as Rookie of the Year.
Several Murfreesboro attorneys were recently honored with awards for public and pro bono service at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Conference last weekend.
Nissan North America announced last week the opening of its most advanced paint plant in the world, as a black 2013 Infiniti JX rolled off the line.
The Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation board of directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president, according to a company press release.
Attorney General Bob Cooper and officials with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are urging consumers to guard against those who wish to profit off someone else’s misfortune.
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
After a dozen years of providing to Murfreesboro’s jewelry-buying community, Gem in the Box Jewelry Shoppe is calling it quits.
Executives with Access National Mortgage, which is based in Nashville and Murfreesboro, have announced the recent acquisition and merger with the Mortgage Bank of Legacy Mutual Mortgage.
Business At Its Best honors economic progress
Eric Parks will head up The Bank of Nashville’s Residential Construction Lending Division, the bank announced last week.
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
Puleo’s Grill is rolling out a new value lunch menu aimed at offering guests freshly prepared, extraordinary tasting lunches at a great value.
Bill would leave issue up to counties
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced the revival of The Commonwealth Society, an organization of young professionals and future leaders eager to explore issues surrounding health care.
Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand.
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
Is it because it’s the first of the year that my mind is bouncing around with so many things to do? Or is it because we’ve been so busy since Thanksgiving that I feel so burdened?
Companies turn to social media
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
The Square in downtown Murfreesboro is now without one of its restaurants. PJs Pizza, which was located between Maple Street Grill and Wall Street, has closed.
The agreement in principle will help MTSU train Chinese pilots on their new Beechcraft King Air 350 Extended Range airplane currently housed in Smyrna, Tenn.
Consumer demand for locally produced foods and products continues to grow, creating opportunities for farmers who market directly to the public as well as to chefs and grocery stores.
After months of planning and renovations, The Salvation Army Family Store will soon return to the local community in a new location in downtown Murfreesboro.
Middle Tennessee State University students looking for appropriate clothing for job interviews need look no further than their own campus with the creation of Raiders’ Closet.
Bold colors seize the runways
Murfreesboro woman launches Divas
Looking for the inside scoop on the fresh fashion finds that will make any spring wardrobe wonderfully wearable and magnificently modern?
Also, IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening.
As forecast, retail gas prices started to retreat last week and the downward trend is expected to continue throughout the rest of January.
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
Rutherford County’s business community will gather once again to honor local, outstanding professionals during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business at its Best celebration.
At first glance, The Blue Cactus Cantina on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro may seem like just another Mexican restaurant, but its story is much deeper than you realize.
However, it is and always has been an integral part of the larger community. The university’s partnerships with groups in Rutherford County and far beyond enhance the quality of life for all involved.
Downtown access to Internet expands
After 15 years, one local business is adding another branch to its company.
Murfreesboro native takes the lead
It’s been two weeks since Christmas left, and I still feel like I’ve been run over by a freight train.
Local stores provide help for resolutions
Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.
McFarlin Financial Partners has moved to Suite 125 at Belmont Park, located at 745 S. Church St., in Murfreesboro.
Julie Matthews brings 15 years of experience in financial institution operations to her new position as branch operations manager at First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro.
Nissan is ramping up assembly of the 2013 Leaf this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, where it will be manufactured alongside gasoline-powered products.
In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement.
The temp agency is looking to fill various needs in warehousing, quality inspection and forklift operations in midstate nine cities, including Murfreesboro.
The national average for regular retail gasoline on Jan. 1 held the record for the highest average in history.
Pair to open shop in Murfreesboro
The La Vergne Public Library will host the Tennessee Career Coach on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Honey Bunny Crafts, Gifts & Antiques is closing its doors in Murfreesboro, but local residents can take a trip down to Lynchburg to visit owner Barbara Spina.
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon has appointed a temporary receiver over HRC Medical Centers Inc. and ordered its owners to stop making alleged misleading claims regarding its treatment programs.
This was our year to have the grandchildren for Christmas, and they came like a windstorm and left like a tornado. Things are normally fairly calm around here, but when all that activity arrives, it is mayhem.
Dynamic Medical Center recently selected the winner of the annual Set a Good Example Award, which honors local residents for exceptional service to the community.
Just in time for those who have resolved to quit smoking, Saffire Vapor has opened its first retail outlet in Murfreesboro.
More than 100 children received meals and gifts Dec. 8 during the annual Special Kids Christmas Party, sponsored by CB&S Bank.
Northwestern Mutual has honored the managing director of its Murfreesboro office with membership into the elite 2012 forum group, which recognizes an outstanding year of helping people achieve financial security.
Brady transforms old timber into exquisite furniture
Five Senses Restaurant & Bar has announced its menu for its 9th annual New Year’s Eve dinner.
"Out with the old, in with the new"' takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear.
What is probably the most famous connection between Christmas and the media is Frank Church’s “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial in the Sept. 21, 1897, issue of the “New York Sun.”
I told my daughter Beth there aren’t any surprises in Christmas any more. I remember more surprises in earlier years.
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
Raise your hand if you have heard that poinsettias are poisonous. Is that a myth or fact?
An unidentified male suspect punched a 47-year-old woman in the face Thursday during a road rage incident on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Valley Growers Garden Center has closed its location at Lascassas Pike and will be operating out of Valley Growers Too at the Co-op in Murfreesboro while owner Susan Tramel hunts for a piece of property to purchase.
Uptown Murfreesboro has been beautifully transformed with sparkling lights and colorfully decorated shops for the month-long holiday celebration.
Residents donate to child abuse victims
As the bell tolls midnight on the final days of 2012, people across the world will kick off their New Year’s resolutions.
Lock your cars at night to prevent burglaries
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the Christmas Holiday period to ensure travelers reach their destination safely.
One of the traditions we enjoy on my husband's side of the family on Christmas morning is a delicious brunch with the whole family.
Here are 10 of my Christmas wishes and for the coming year, and not all of them have to do with sports.
Clark Cummings, senior vice president and director of risk management at FirstBank, has been reappointed to the position of chairman of the Banking and Financial Services Council for ASIS International.
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
All auto emissions testing centers in the following Middle Tennessee counties will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.
'Tis the season for splurging in Tennessee, but those great deals now could come back to bite you in the long run.
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
TriStar Health has named Charlotte Burns as the division’s new vice president of network affiliates.
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
As a mother, the smile on Leranda Collier's said it all.
Attorneys filed an appeal Wednesday with the Rutherford County Planning Department in response to the approval of a site plan for existing buildings at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
The Nashville Children's Theatre will be collecting donations for Project Linus during the run of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" this month.
In hospitals and rehabilitation centers, there are veterans recovering from painful wounds. Some are learning how to use prosthetic devices, while others have wounds that don’t show on the outside.
Julia's Bakery goes mobile
If all you want for Christmas is job, Career Solutions might be able to help.
December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file next year.
Jolly St. Nick tours Murfreesboro
While I’ve been decking the halls a little less this year, I have found several things that have made my life simpler and would like to share them with you.
This farm boy’s overall galluses had nearly burst with chest-swollen pride when Daddy decided I, at age 5, was old enough to be chosen to go with him in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
Christmas gets more complicated every season.
The 2012 Rutherford County Christmas Parade wound down East Main Street and around the Public Square Sunday, Dec. 9. (Photos by B. Mailley)
The Rutherford County Planning Commission approved an as-built site plan proposal Monday for accessory structures at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
Selecting the right holiday greeting cards is a little more complicated than it used to be.
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
Shannon Logan, an official with the city of Murfreesboro, was among 42 county and municipal government leaders who successfully completed in November the Local Government Leadership Program
Ingram Content Group has announced the appointment and promotion of two executives to its fast-growing library services business.
Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department took children shopping at the Wal-Mart on Saturday during the annual Shop With A Cop program.
FirstBank has repaid the U.S. Department of the Treasury the $50 million it received as part of the Capital Purchase Program, FirstBank President Chris Holmes announced.
Folks from all over the county converged on the Square Friday for the annual Christmas Tree lighting. (Photos by T. Christy)
A special “Blue Christmas” service will again be held this year at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
The national and state average price of gaoline has seen a steady drop over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
It's the time of the year when scammers prey on older Tennesseans.
Sullenberger to discuss life-changing events
The Sunshine Players will stage the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” beginning Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Patterson Park Community Center Theatre in Murfreesboro.
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
While 'tis the season to be jolly, Mother Nature overturned my holiday plans by presenting me with a nasty abdominal virus this week.
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bell
Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday.
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
Financial adviser Gabriel Fancher has joined the Raymond James Financial Services Inc. office, located at Southern Community Bank in Murfreesboro.
Shoppers in Murfreesboro have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
Whether you have been a long-time J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast, or are merely passing acquaintances, "Letters from Father Christmas" deserve a spot on your bookshelf, if for no other time than the holidays.
Do you believe in Santa Claus? For children, there should only be one answer to that question – and the Guardians want to keep it that way.
Nissan and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee have partnered to "double your impact" during the first two weeks of December.
The fourth annual department of accounting CPE Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Foundation teaches kids about success
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
If you’re reading this on Sunday there are 23 days left until Christmas and you may still be looking for that “perfect” gift.
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
Now that Christmas Day is just around the corner, there is sure to be a few parties coming up that require you to bring a dish.
Board certified general surgeon Dr. Robert H. Durgin has been added to Middle Tennessee Medical Center's staff, according to a company press release.
Lifeguard Ambulance Service has received the prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence.
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
The date is set once again for Porter Flea, a modern handmade market that showcases items from art and paper goods, jewelry, apparel, furniture and much more.
Alive Hospice has named Leslie Baker, of Murfreesboro, as the nonprofit agency’s administrator of home hospice care.
While holiday lights sparkle, lone blue lights are visible in some windows as a tribute to the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
The reality is that this can also be one of the most tense and stressful times of the year for many people.
It’s that time of year when papers, magazines and notes start finding their way into stacks. And it’s already getting on my last nerve.
A group of several organizations at MTSU have banded together to make the season a bit brighter for local children who are less fortunate.
Beginning in December, a Murfreesboro bakery will feature artwork by local artist Dot Taylor.
Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Murfreesboro will hold The Elf on the Shelf Storytime and Adopt-an-Elf event Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m.
One of my favorite activities leading up to Christmas is to volunteer as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
Well, Bubba, if you missed the Sunday grand opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, all I have to say is you missed some good hummus. And the falafel was mighty fine, too.
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
Megan Bynum has joined the ranks at Financial Services and Solutions Inc. as a licensed insurance agent and wealth adviser, President Jeffrey O. Brown announced.
Local financial advisers Hunter McFarlin and Kevin Williams, of McFarlin Financial Partners announced they have become a member of the Financial Services Institute in Washington, D.C.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
Mark Osborn has been selected as the new client account manager at Senior Financial Advisors Inc., according to a company press release.
The Write Impression stationery and gift store has released the second piece of the Exclusively, Murfreesboro collection for the holiday season.
Practice safe food handling when cooking and dining
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
Commissioners approval development plan
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.
These last few weeks of fall weather been beautiful, haven’t they?
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department would like to share a few safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe.
The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of "The Nutcracker."
Some of the magic of the Black Friday sales extravaganza escapes me, I must admit.
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
After three years as president of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, long-time community leader Brian Hercules will be leaving his position to join the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and local residents will soon have another option when it comes to bacon and eggs.
Campaign helps make dreams a reality
Various communities and organizations across Rutherford County will celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
On Sunday, I sit down with scissors, an index card, pen, paper and paper clips and make a list of what’s on sale where.
Country star sings for the holidays
Murfreesboro may soon be a four Walmart town, a planning official confirmed Wednesday morning.
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
Seven tips to help your business find its voice
On Friday, Dec. 7, the Rutherford County Courthouse comes aglow as the community comes together for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration.
The Junior League of Murfreesboro will hold the eighth annual Hollyday Marketplace from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
A judge has ordered Ronnie Barrett to pay nearly a $1 million in damages to a Rutherford County woman following a battle over an access road near Buchanan Road.
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
Go Red for Women is offering more than a dozen $2,500 national scholarships for a second year to multicultural women pursuing higher education in health care.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce have formed a new advocacy partnership that will allow members to have a stronger voice in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Total employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has announced the hiring of two new employees who have joined the health care community in Murfreesboro.
Paulette Smith and Keelie Tipton-Yount, both agents at The Insurance Gallery Inc., have been appointed as sales agents licensed to offer MetLife Auto & Home products to customers in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives and deputies will join state parole officers Halloween night to ensure violent sex offenders and those with GPS tracking devices aren’t celebrating Halloween.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
Currently located next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard, Hancock Fabrics will relocate to the former Goody’s location in Stones River Mall, a company spokesman confirmed.
Candidates discuss hot-topic issues
Local shops on Murfreesboro’s downtown Square will exchange their ghouls and goblins for red bows and jingle bells next weekend during the annual two-day Downtown Holiday Open House.
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
As children get ready to collect their Halloween treats, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a fun and safe Halloween.
The Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has announced the addition of Dr. Adam Toren, a specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery, to its staff.
Rutherford County market gears up for winter
Jeffrey O. Brown, president of Financial Services and Solutions Inc. announced the accomplishments of Client Service Manager Hayley Clagg.
Family Staffing Solutions of Dallas, a franchise of Murfreesboro-based Family Staffing Solutions Inc., is expanding its operations into Collin County, Texas.
Amazon is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season.
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.
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
Made in Murfreesboro is adding culture to the mix with the opening of its photography gallery.
A tour of Evergreen Cemetery and Oaklands Historic House Museum really digs the past.
Nissan North America is adding a third shift to its plant in Smyrna, creating 810 jobs, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today.
All In One Recycling has announced the opening of its mixed recovery facility, located in Murfreesboro.
Two Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau staff members were recognized recently at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in September in Sevierville, Tenn.
Bondware Web Solutions will be holding a free informational session Thursday, Oct. 18, for small-business owners on how to effectively use email marketing in their business at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, student organizations from Siegel High School will hold the second annual Fall Marketplace for a Cure and Prevention of Cancer in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will be holding two autumn-themed events Friday, Oct. 19, to celebrate the Halloween season.
For many years, there has been an effort to combine the holidays from October through December.
Woodbury man still dealing car parts decades later
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and officials with Goodwill say they are committed to helping them find a job.
Murfreesboro company readies for launch
When it comes to current students and graduates finding internships and employment, Middle Tennessee State University has quite a pipeline to media outlets in Nashville.
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
When Jenna Stitzel realized nearly 40 percent of students in Rutherford County Schools are overweight or obese, she knew something needed to change.
Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst has received a certificate of need from the state of Tennessee to establish an ambulatory surgery center, located in Smyrna.
Clothing boutique Altar’d State, which specializes in giving back, recently hired a new brand manager, Amberly Bradford.
The local nonprofit seeks partners to address issues in education, income, health and rebuilding lives for the upcoming fiscal year.
Anniversary bash slated for October
After 72 years in business, Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown continues expanding its business – this time to include a plumbing division.
For all of those golfers who want to improve their games, Golf Shadow is about to be open for business in Murfreesboro.
Most people would agree that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy whether in a small town or a big city.
Murphy Center event open to students, alumni
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center recently was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to start a new workforce development program targeting military personnel who are within six months of leaving service.
As the nation’s economy continues to regain its strength, jobs are more important than ever, and Rutherford County is doing its part to ensure stability in the local market.
Frighten yourself into a monthlong film frenzy when the Student Programming and Activities Films Council brings October Scarefest, its annual offering of horror movies, back to the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
Pieter van Vuuren has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro, according to a press release.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 2, to help local business owners decide what media components work for them.
When adapting New York runway fashion to the Murfreesboro level – and forecast – dressing for success can prove tricky.
First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro is now a financial institution worth more than half of a billion dollars.
Committee challenges small businesses to make an impact on community
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
MTSU alumnus J.B. Baker, owner of Sprint Logistics and chairman of the board fortrucking company Volunteer Express Inc., was presented the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award.
Murfreesboro Young Professionals prepares for inaugural Leadership Summit
Children playing comes naturally; Stonebrook Day School put natural back into child’s play.
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
MTMC has rescheduled the Sept. 20 Think About It educational session for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon-1p.m. in the same location.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Amber Combs, Mary Hebden, a re-enactor, Barb Spina and Barbara Spindell at the Forrest’s Raid Re-enactment in July. Spina made hers and several of the reproduction dresses.
Linebaugh holds Civil War talk
Friday is the deadline to register for the 20th annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference.
August was another great month in the real-estate business in Rutherford County.
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
With Nissan and Amazon.com adding new jobs to the local market, more parents will be going to work on second and third shifts, and that means some will need late-night daycare services.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
Local business owner Glenn Merchant spends his time helping young artists flourish through his art supply shop Moxie! located in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
Goodwill to hold job fair
More than 430 job applicants turned out for event co-hosted by Labor Department, Mike Sparks
How do you make your website work for your business and turn an expense into an asset? Whether you have a business website or are still on the fence about having one, here are the tips to get you started.
Culver’s made-to-order ButterBurgers are one step closer to the mouths of hungry residents living in southeast Murfreesboro.
Gasoline prices are on the rise again, and the arrivals of Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Isaac will only increase them further, but that won’t stop Americans from traveling this year.
Have no fear business majors, there are plenty of upcoming events for you to immerse yourself into the Murfreesboro community.
Following months of fundraising efforts, a check for more than $22,000 was donated Aug. 18 to the Tennessee Fisher House.
I've been fortunate to have had a couple of days with nothing but time on my hands.
As summer comes to a close, my mind wanders back to a time when travel was fun. Do you remember fun?
Local shop offers gifts galore
Firehouse Subs is bringing its unique flavor to Murfreesboro next month with the opening of a new location on Medical Center Parkway.
Now that TrustPoint Hospital has opened, Rutherford County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy quality care from one of the top health care rehabilitation facilities in the country, according to company officials.
Unemployment in Tennessee has dropped more than 4 percent since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, but newly released data shows national recovery to be sluggish.
After 20 years in business as BBC Motors, the pre-owned car dealership has changed its name to Drive Now Murfreesboro.
If the thought of practicing yoga poses in 100-degree heat sounds exciting, keep reading. If it sounds scary, keep reading any way. Hot Yoga has arrived in Murfreesboro.
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and Goodwill Career Solutions is committed to helping them find a job.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold a seminar on setting on a business plan Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Murfreesboro stands to gain nearly 150 newly created jobs if plans for a current industrial development are approved by the Murfreesboro Planning Commission and City Council.
Google conducts business workshop; Affordable Care Act adds adoption tax credit
The Gibson Guitar Corp. has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties to settle charges that the company violated the U.S. Lacey Act by illegally purchasing and importing various woods from eastern Madagascar and India.
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
As objectionable as Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s position on same-sex marriage may be, it’s hard to understand why people are surprised by it.
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
You have a business and a social media page, now what? How do you turn your friends and followers into return customers of your business? Social media marketing is like any other marketing you can do. It requires effort and some cost to do it right.
Fifth Third Bank congratulates Bob Gerard on his recent promotion to vice president and membership advantage program director for the Tennessee affiliate.
Put the words “gooey” and “butter” in front of cake, and you simply can’t go wrong.
Many tend to think of retirement as something people do when they get older, but sometimes, the young and agile choose to enjoy life without work as well.
Concert slated for next week
Get back to school in style at Opry Mills. The newly reopened mall invites shoppers to participate in Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday this weekend.
Winners in The Murfreesboro Post's annual readers' choice awards!
The city of La Vergne is hosting a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 1, in partnership with Snelling Professional Services to help fill an estimated 60 positions at a new mail processing facility that is coming to the area.
A 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University has been hired as a management trainee for the Murfreesboro branch of First National Bank of McMinnville.
The Murfreesboro City Council came together with various department personnel Thursday in a special meeting to consider capital improvement projects as part of 2012 bond issues.
Project culminates seven-year effort.
Looking for an evening of art and entertainment? How about two?
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro with the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
Imagine a Facebook-like online community that connects local farmers with restaurateurs, school chefs and retail business owners.
Want to open your own business?
Every summer, Business Leader ranks the Top 300 Small Businesses of the West and South. On this year's list was the Jesse C. Beesley Animal Humane Foundation.
Billboard consultant Don Wright was elected national president of the Exchange Clubs of America, becoming the third Murfreesboro member elected to lead the nationwide service club.
With mortgage rates so low.
Crafty ladies and gents, listen up. There's a new shop in town that is perfect for interior designers and newbie upholsterers, alike.
Trends making appearances in boutiques, department stores.
Home sales in Rutherford County continue to gain momentum, new housing data shows.
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Kelli Beam has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.
State earns eight Top 10 honors in Business Facilities 2012 State Rankings Report
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
Murfreesboro residents will soon have a fresh, healthy dining option with the opening of Pita Pit.
Setting has been designed for portraits to be taken by Steve Zavisa, owner of Studio Z Unique Photography.
State Farm Summer Business Camp gives middle school students the opportunity to acquire business, financial literacy and leadership skills through hands-on activities.
Local businesses YardSaleFrog.com and The Murfreesboro Post are joining forces to offer an affordable option for advertising yard sales in Rutherford County.
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned companies Thursday it is ramping up efforts to stop the manufacturing and distribution of unapproved drugs that contain oxycodone.
Murfreesboro’s newest gas station is slated to open in one week, a company representative confirmed.
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
Dollar General is one step closer to building a new store near Camino Real off East Main Street.
Resolution allows sales of fireworks to continue and exempts Murfreesboro's Celebration Under The Stars from the ban.
Outside the Tom H. Jackson Building on the Middle Tennessee State University campus, the MTSU Veterans Memorial offers a quiet place of reflection for people, particularly around patriotic holidays.
Smyrna is the latest Rutherford County city to ban the use of private fireworks this Fourth of July.
Rutherford County joined the ranks of top counties in terms of employment growth in a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Residents urged not to use fireworks
Local retailers hope for future development
Fireworks may be out of the question in Murfreesboro’s city limits this year.
In response to the announcement Monday of a ban on open burning in the city limits of Murfreesboro, the Fire Department has received several questions regarding fireworks and the upcoming Fourth of July Celebration.
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has implemented a Bar Code Med Administration system – barcode technology that allows nurses to scan patients’ armbands and medication to ensure accuracy in dosage, delivery and timing.
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
Murfreesboro’s premiere Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Tangerine Salon and Spa, recently opened a renovated salon experience.
Altar’d State, the next big thing in retail, will celebrate the first birthday of its Murfreesboro store with discounts, live entertainment and of course, birthday cupcakes.
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
Two Tennessee-based manufacturing plants with The Kroger Co., including Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro, collectively have gone more than 1,200 consecutive operating days without a significant injury to an employee.
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
When it comes to dealing with small businesses owners or corporate giants, Tennessee is the place to be. The Volunteer State has once again made its mark on a national scale.
Annual award recognizes achievements in job creation and economic impact
MidSouth Bank announced its first quarter financial results and celebrated positive earnings for a ninth consecutive quarter.
Settled into new offices in the heart of Murfreesboro’s signature Gateway business district, FNB Mortgage has added five new staff members.
Murfreesboro’s own Barre 11 will begin holding classes Saturday, June 16 in its new Georgetown Square location.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to increase foreign investment by examining whether certain regulations need to be eliminated.
In case you haven’t noticed, most of the apple juice products available today originate in China.
At least one survey shows that September is gaining on June as the No. 1 month for weddings.
Murfreesboro business partners with nonprofits
Historic restaurant reopens after tax fallout
An unidentified man and two women allegedly stole more than $200 worth of hair clippers Tuesday morning from Sally’s Beauty Supply in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro is abuzz with construction with several subdivisions, apartment complexes and restaurants currently or nearing being built.
The Knaughty Knitter, a tradition on Walnut Street, has moved to new digs, the shop announced last week.
Owner Phillip Cantrell is pleased to announce a new addition to the rapidly growing staff of Benchmark Realty LLC.
Officials and business leaders from 10 Middle Tennessee counties gathered May 23 to discuss regional collaboration and its role in making the area attractive for businesses.
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
Local health care companies are offering a free educational series this summer in Murfreesboro to help the public better understand the workings of the brain, common neurological issues and the latest treatment options.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
Those seeking to purchase beer at the Smyrna BP on North Lowry Street must now find another place to shop after Smyrna’s Beer Board revoked the store’s license earlier this month.
City, county, state, federal tax liens span half decade
The Bungalow and Well Suited are moving. And Ray Hines & Co., who is selling inventory at a discount, and The Colonel’s Shoppe have all decided to shut their doors in recent weeks.
If he isn’t Murfreesboro’s last standing shoe shine man, he’s amongst them.
The battlefield schedules annual events like flag placement and a Memorial Day program
Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Barbecue restaurants in Tennessee, including the Smyrna location, invite local residents to join “Operation Famous Salute” over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to step up efforts to enforce seat belt usage over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Tennessee' Department of Revenue forced the doors shut Wednesday at Murfreesboro's oldest restaurant.
A rezoning request by Valley Growers Garden Center was denied after residents of a nearby subdivision argued against the business.
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
It has been 20 years since the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna.
Kayaking rental offers relaxing vacation
Entrepreneurship major learns by doing
Pet owners and their furry friends are invited to attend Kelton’s Pet Day in May from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 2780 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis this week announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, 360-degree virtual tours are worth a million.
Mona Herring will retire from her post as vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau on April 30, 2013.
Middle Tennessee State University’s most recent graduates are entering the nation’s toughest job market in decades but that doesn't dampen their enthusiasm.
Goodwill Career Solutions in Murfreesboro will hold a job fair from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. today at its Memorial Boulevard location next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club.
Steven Dotson couldn’t hide his enthusiasm when discussing the latest home sales data.
Chief Executive magazine named Tennessee one of the top four states in the nation for business today in its eighth annual survey of Best and Worst States for Business.
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
How many of you remember the myriad of stories you heard as children about the self-made millionaire?
Retailers eye South Church Street location
For Blue Agave, Cinco de Mayo celebrations aren’t limited to one day.
Store owners ready for Jazz fans to descend on downtown
With small businesses in mind, Bondware Web Solutions recently released Express, a new website builder.
The economy remains the No. 1 topic of conversation throughout the country.
Academy Sports + Outdoors will be joining the Smyrna’s Sam Ridley Parkway business community this fall.
The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee is warning consumers and businesses of a new e-mail scam that has been making the rounds in recent weeks.
Good News Guys for hire to support local charities
Cedar Creek launched its new regional operation in Rutherford County, the company announced last week.
Summer's hottest trends in hair
Murfreesboro store offers organic food
A new report shows a strong comeback by the real estate market, especially in single-family rental homes.
Nonprofit dental clinic will serve more than thousands annually
Workouts aimed at empowering girls
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Board Vice Chairwoman Juli Mosley recently presented checks totaling $30,400 to representatives of McGavock High School, MTSU, TSU and Volunteer State Community College.
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
Record Store Day celebrates five years
IRS extends deadline to April 17
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro CIty Council included a public hearing for a “landmark” mixed-use development in the Gateway Overlay District and a discussion of changing municipal elections to coincide with county and state elections.
Struggling homeowners find hope in NeighborWorks
Touting a new definition of fun, Space Walk of Murfreesboro is bringing inflatable bouncers to local parties and events.
La Vergne holds a special Easter egg hunt for people ages 12 with a GPS Egg Hunt.
Treatment can be tailored to suit person’s needs
The Amazon fulfillment center project currently under construction in Murfreesboro has garnered an award, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce announced last week.
IRS looks for advisory panel volunteers
The demolition company expects to be finished with property by April 1
Mobile apps gaining ground among small-business owners
After months of anticipation, North Murfreesboro residents’ can finally quench their cravings for Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.
If you’re a budget-conscious bride-to-be, a couple of upcoming events might interest you. Both events take place in Nashville, but if you’re a true bargainista, you won’t mind the drive.
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
Rutherford County resident Christine Estes was appalled at the $450 it cost her elderly father to have his taxes prepared by a franchise service.
Slowly but surely, the economy is heading toward overall improvement, various indicators show.
February, third quarter sales show steady growth
Local fitness expert Amy Ayers has brought West Coast flair to Murfreesboro with the opening of Cali Studios.
Tennessee’s average price rose 3 cents from last week.
With current outstanding student loan debt hovering at $983.5 billion and national unemployment rates topping 8 percent, the country’s housing market will continue to suffer, experts say.
Attention all pet owners: Kelton’s wants to feature Fido (or Kitty or Polly) as its Pet of the Week.
Helping those less fortunate
Also Heights Finance Corporation has announced its annual Customer Appreciation Days will be held every Friday in March.
Unrest in Africa, Middle East blamed for spike in crude oil, gas prices
Middle Tennessee Medical Center was honored at the 19th annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
To help improve technology funding in Murfreesboro area schools, Cartridge World is giving local schools the chance to win $15,000 to be used toward the purchase of new school computers, technology, books or supplies.
Serious concerns surround overseas call centers, a new report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) says.
Local governments lose lawsuit to impose additional taxes
Whether in search of the perfect highlights for an upcoming wedding or an exciting color to complement your favorite style, most ladies turn to those over-sized hardcover photo books inside their favorite salon.
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
Rebecca Foote has been elected Outstanding Professor in the MTSU Jennings A. Jones College of Business for the third time in four years.
Local businessman Bill Jones was appointed to the Industrial Development Board against the Steering Committee’s recommendation Thursday.
Marilyn Bloodworth molds ‘living dolls’
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is seeking licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and will host a nursing career fair Feb. 21 for these positions only.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has announced it will host a free Community Health Fair in March.
Scouts learn financial skills, builds confidence
Saks Incorporated announced it will open a new distribution and fulfillment center in August 2012, bringing 250 jobs.
Ken Oldham preaches to cowboys, makes their saddles
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center Murfreesboro earned a top placement in the company's list of best hotels.
Retailers will look to fill hundreds of new positions during a free Job Fair Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Opry Mills.
Area home prices decreased slightly last year when compared to 2010, but home sales have kicked off the New Year with a bang.
The National Association of Realtors surveys homebuyers and sellers each year to uncover housing trends and monitor changes taking place in the industry.
The workshop will be held Feb. 14-16 for National Guard members, Reservists, and all veterans.
Motorists paid more for a gallon of gas this past January than ever before.
EBT, credit will be accepted
As a young boy growing up in Murfreesboro some 30 years ago, Ricky Turner knew he wanted better for himself and his future family.
Balance Point Spa has brought healing and relaxation methods of Eastern medicine to Murfreesboro.
Many people look for help from professionals when it’s time to file their tax return.
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a presentation of annual crime statistics by Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman, several road abandonments, and scheduling of a public hearing for rezoning property along Memorial Boulevard.
The Blue Porch expands with restaurant in Woodbury
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Rutherford County decreased 0.4 percentage point to 6.7 percent in December.
Living Market offers eco-friendly info
Middle Tennessee Medical Center took a final step toward its goal of becoming a regional medical facility with the grand opening of its Cancer Center earlier this week.
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
Bold colors abound in Spring fashion
A wide array of new styles is hitting the shelves this season, but don’t get overwhelmed.
Main Street Model search kicks off, Noon Exchange tees off with Polar Bears
With foreclosures still looming over the housing market and continued lack of job security on the horizon, many residents have opted for a more temporary means of housing – rentals.
Studio Goddess to open M’boro location
With the growth of Medical Center Parkway, two local businessmen have decided to follow suit.
MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
MYP partners with MTMC, names officers
Realtors hopeful about recovery
La Vergne church to offer info session
‘No Man’s Land’ by MTSU’s Doug Tatum hailed as ‘essential reading’
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids any more – artsy-fartsy residents can get their creative juices flowing at The Art Barn.
Rumors of a big box retailer joining South Church Street have been circulating for years, but plans were put on hold – until now.
Studio LIFE offers hands-on experience
As we say good bye to 2011 and prepare for the New Year, it is customary to reflect back and remember the movies that premiered, songs released and new products that were launched.
Johnny Guitar’s owners announced a new phase for the local music shop.
Murfreesboro’s historic Square will soon have a vintage sound to it.
A new year is just around the corner, and tax season isn’t far behind.
Every year, warm bottles of champagne, coupled with bad cork-removal techniques are responsible for causing serious, potentially blinding eye injuries.
Local residents have a plethora of options for ringing in 2012.
City leaders close deal with Amazon
The Child Advocacy Center passed out Christmas gifts to children and their families this week as part of the organization's annual donation drive.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
La Vergne city leaders announced Tuesday construction crews opened a finished section of the Waldron Road expansion project and stores located along that stretch of road are open for business.
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
Thistle Farms products will be available to local residents through a retail partnership with Murfreesboro-based Body Wise Nutrition Center and Marketplace, the companies announced.
Whimsical rock sculptures charm passers-by
Burglars are gathering Christmas presents by breaking into homes and cars in Rutherford County.
Red Realty acquires new domain
Local newspaper offers hand up to homeless
However, these aren’t your typical pepperoni carryout pies.
Brittany Project hands out more than 100 trees
The Franklin Heights and McFadden Elementary School communities got a sweet taste of the holidays last Friday night, thanks to New Vision Baptist Church.
People still have time to give to The Salvation Army this holiday season, contributing money through the famed red kettles and meeting your Angel Tree obligation.
Shoppers tend to stick close to home
MTSU employee Lee Ann Newton finds herself and other volunteers in the final stages of Operation Christmas Care, a hometown project that sends Christmas cards and greetings to wounded soldiers.
Red Cross urges residents to 'give something that means something'
Photographers present Help Portrait event
Once again, Santa Claus will be making his pre-Christmas rounds through Murfreesboro on the Barkaroo Santa Express.
Here are 20 TV and movie must-haves ‘yule’ love
Capella Healthcare and Saint Thomas Health have signed a Letter of Intent to create an innovative venture that will improve healthcare throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, officials announced today.
Christmas at Cannonsburgh is an event intended to celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas and Murfreesboro’s 200th birthday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street.
Seminar seeks entrepreneurs, MTSU to co-host Jazz Jam
Stray cats can be seen throughout the City of Murfreesboro, whether walking the streets near campus or meowing for food around apartment complexes. This has been an issue for years, but it boils down to one solution – the spay and neuter of pets.
The next two recipes are perfect to give to the neighbors, teachers and coworkers.
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
This is the time of year when Tennesseans are swamped with requests for end-of-year charitable donations.
The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
Southeast Baptist Church resurrects the village of Bethlehem from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 4 at 708 Minerva Drive.
Twenty-five homeless children will receive Christmas presents thanks to the generosity of Toot’s customers and restaurant, during the Shop with a Sheriff fundraising event Tuesday at the South Church Street restaurant.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Chorale Society will partner once again to create the memorable music of Handel’s “Messiah” for the community next week.
It was only weeks ago that tunes like “Monster Mash” and “Igor’s Party” were put away as October and Halloween passed by swiftly, giving way to November and the holiday season.
With the holiday season upon us, local retailers are offering great activities for both shopping and family outings. Keep reading for a list of up-coming specials and events.
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
Fortunate Rutherford County residents are invited to share their blessings by eating at Toot’s restaurant Tuesday and making a donation to the Shop with a Cop drive.
Healthy food choices for local residents
For years, Larry Davis dreamt of opening a vineyard and winery – a romantic place for first dates. After an approval from Rutherford County Commissioners last week, Davis is making his dream a reality.
On Friday, Rutherford County paid tribute to those who served and gave the supreme sacrifice to protect the United States.(Photos by D. Gardonia)
Homeowners who are upside-down in their mortgages may now have a chance to refinance under a newly announced program.
Through a partnership with Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, one local doctor has made great strides with robotic surgery.
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
Col. Michael Chinn, 7th Brigade commander at Fort Knox, Ky., congratulates Cadet Kimberly Isham from Franklin for being named Bold Warrior Challenge team MVP.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will salute military families in a Veterans Day fundraising special featuring stars including Jewel, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams.
Rutherford County’s best produce, products are for sale each Sunday
As closings increase, prices remain erratic
Culver’s offering $5k to local hero
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Rutherford County will pay tribute to those who served and gave the supreme sacrifice to protect the U.S.A.
For the first time in more than 200 years, Short Mountain whiskey is legal.
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening to discuss several recommendations by city departments, including a few items regarding "Project Tango."
The time has come to turn jack-o-lanterns into pumpkin pie – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nation’s biggest shopping day is right behind it.
As you begin shelling out dollars for gifts, think about spending that money at a locally owned business.
Store to offer discounts to shoppers
Take a cue from nature and opt for warm oranges, golden yellows
Move over ta-tas, the moustache is back. Moustaches swept through Murfreesboro during last year’s “Movember,” and now they’re back in town. October has been dedicated to breast cancer awareness for more than two decades, but the time has come to focus on men’s health.
Sometimes nothing beats old fashion like being old fashion
Murfreesboro’s Planning Commission met Wednesday to discuss several items, including a recommendation by planning staff to approve a site plan for a distribution center along Joe B. Jackson Parkway as part of “Project Tango.”
Nancy Holliday, general manager, US Services Sales for Microsoft Corp., will be the keynote speaker for the first GRITS Collaborative Project Conference, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, in the James Union Building at MTSU.
Smotherman Antiques has been saving trees for years
Eric Rubin finds home in Mexican culture
Local officials could not confirm last week if Rutherford County has been selected as a site for the much-publicized amazon.com warehouse, but is still a possibility.
Dracula,the Headless Horseman and bugs infest local theaters this month.
Online retail giant Amazon.com will pick Wilson and Rutherford counties as the sites for permanent facilities in Middle Tennessee.
The dark shadow of the Angel of Death hovered frequently over many a household in 19th century Middle Tennessee.
Local site pumps up fall fun
MTSU Films Committee has just the dish for you
Hospital makes strides to becoming regional medical center
An 81-year-old Murfreesboro woman is seeking more than $1.5 million in damages against a local certified public accountant for allegedly mismanaging her retirement fund.
Raring for a scaring? Dealing for a chilling?
Employees at five businesses who buy and sell gold were cited to General Sessions Court for violating state law involving “cash for gold” transactions.
Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.
Change in banking regs means fees for account holders
The new logo will now be used in all printed and online Chamber materials.
The auto emissions testing centers in the Sumner, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson Counties in Middle Tennessee will close this weekend for Labor Day.
‘Neighborhood bar concept’ keeps Jim’s a favorite for students, locals
A breakdown of Destination Rutherford’s $4 million investment
Refilled and remanufactured printer cartridges help stretch printing budgets
Crews work to break down, salvage old hospital
Student-run radio looks to fill void
No permit needed to put up a flag in Murfreesboro
The Rutherford County Republican Party will hold its Annual Picnic Saturday at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Rd.
Couple turns love of beer into career
Here are a few ideas for 4th of July holiday day trips
Economic growth remains strong
Realtor’s love of The Beatles evolves into business book
Bonnaroo brings around $20 million to mid-state annually
Historic house finds new life as B&B
Surge attributed to its proximity to nearly everything
Readyvile B&B serves up comfort food with heart
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this quacker, traveling with Whit and Sara Wylie of Murfreesboro, relaxed at McDermott’s Pub in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.
Tennessee’s Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees.
Soon runners in the Middle Half may register with the next trend in marketing.
Decision to close Phase II after 22 years a 'tear jerker.'
Banker survives ‘harsh reality of war’ to become business stand out in ‘Boro
Pennsylvania’s prognosticating groundhog has made it official: Spring is on the way. Photo courtesy of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
Wedding cake designer Jay Qualls not ‘next great baker’
Tickets are now on sale for the 39th annual Groundhog Day luncheon in the James Union Building on MTSU's campus.
Rutherford County closed out 2010 with a few more home sales, newly released data shows.
Michelle Conner has never made a new year’s resolution, but 2011 has changed her opinion.
Sales from Just Love Coffee Roasters help orphaned children in Africa.
According to the National Weather Service, the potential exists for the first measurable snowfall on Christmas in 17 years.
Extra caution is being advised this holiday season in picking out gifts for children.
There is no alternative date set
Short Mountain Distillery announced it secured $1 million in capital investment for a planned spirits manufacturing facility in Cannon County near Woodbury.
The city council approved microenterprise loans Thursday to three Murfreesboro businesses.
Residents can keep the “Grinches” from stealing Christmas presents by taking some precautions, suggested detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
This holiday season, Linebaugh Public Library System hopes to encourage the community to not only borrow but also to give.
One local doctor has become one of the first physicians in the nation to perform a procedure for the treatment of sleep apnea using the da Vinci robot.
The Post kicks off annual Christmas decoration contest
If just 10 percent of Americans give blood this holiday season, 34.2 million lives might be saved. Now, that’s a deal everyone can appreciate.
The Red Cross has an online gift catalog that features more than 20 gift ideas for people in need.
Five years ago Kim Tate Wheeler had never even picked up a paintbrush. But when she wanted some personalized and unique artwork for her son Hudson’s room she couldn’t find what she was looking for and decided to do it herself.
Now that federal financial reform is in effect, Tennessee families can expect an extra layer of protection when it comes to such financial products as credit cards and mortgages.
Lower-income Tennesseans pay out a larger percentage of their income for groceries than do more affluent consumers.
Tractor Supply’s popular Chick Days celebrates the backyard chicken coop.
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wants help build bridges within the Hispanic business community in Rutherford County through a Murfreesboro chapter of the organization.
A fire may have destroyed 3 Brothers Deli and Brew House last spring, but it hasn’t destroyed the spirit of owners Eric and Rob Fortney.
About six years ago when she was faced with a unique property that needed to sell fast, Barbara Nelson decided to hold a garage sale at the same time as the open house.
State Sen. Mae Beavers presented the State Joint Resolution she introduced on the Senate floor saluting Doris Demos, one of the restaurant's founders, who passed away earlier this year, to (from left) Peter, Felicia and Jim Demos, Mrs. Demos' children and husband.
Ron and Terri Cook own PBT (People for a Better Tomorrow) Recycling, which provides residential curbside recycling throughout Murfreesboro.
SMYRNA - Rep. Bart Gordon issued the following statement on the new Nissan lithium-ion battery plant’s ground-breaking in Smyrna:
Nissan began taking reservations for the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric vehicle Tuesday, April 20.
Much has changed in the year following the tornado that ravaged parts of Murfreesboro a year ago.
Remember the saying if it seems too good to be true than it must be?
SmartMove stages Homebuyer weekend
One family turns to music in the Great Recession
Local nonprofit organization that provides support for families that have been affected by drug abuse and to women who are incarcerated or just being released from jail.
We're positioned to fight off the Great Recession
Christmas feelings still strong despite disaster
It’s no surprise that Murfreesboro’s most spectacular Holiday Brite is still found at 1915 Hamilton Drive.
It's been a tough holiday for too many youngsters
Trying not to splurge for the holidays
Long-running event draws thousands yearly
Group holds caroling parties to raise money for needy in Rutherford County.
With the holiday season moving into fourth gear, here's a quick and easy list of our community’s events.
Daughter follows in her mother's footsteps
Rutherford County’s economy may be stabilizing, said David Penn, director of MTSU’s Business & Economic Research Center.
Charlie Myatt retires after 40 years at First Tennessee
Picks up MTSU’s retail business
Tennessee's tax-free weekend was deemed a success by some of Murfreesboro's largest retailers.
Boro bash moves to McKnight Park
Chancellor Robert Corlew will get another shot at Rutherford County’s zoning resolution on Jan. 15 when preliminary arguments are presented in the Blackman-Murfreesboro Rock Quarry dispute.
Recent incidents with police officers and one city councilman result in a complete ban of some fireworks.
With home sales down from record highs, Murfreesboro homeowners are having to do more to get their homes noticed and sold.
Exit Realty agents Phairabe Estes-Simpson and Annette Masterson have decided to partner up and make over a listing that has been on and off the market since November 2007.
Several ongoing building and road projects are nearing completion that will have huge impact on Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
As MTSU college students, Ronald Akins and Stephen Watkins grew tired of paying hundreds of dollars each semester on textbooks.
A greeting card sent in 1953 wishing the president and the entire State Farm Insurance corporation a Merry Christmas sealed the deal to bring the first major white-collar employer to Murfreesboro.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is laying off less than 3 percent of its workforce in an attempt to improve efficiency, said a hospital spokesperson.
No matter what salutation you use, the staff of the Murfreesboro Post wishes you a happy holiday and a fabulous New Year.
Stones River National Battlefield’s ornament is prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree.
Local residents will have their first chance to address Murfreesboro officials on the retail and condominium development proposed for the corner of West Main and South Front streets Wednesday.
According to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee needs at least $28.3 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of 2004-2009.
Bank deposits made in Rutherford County grew by 10.2 percent over the last year, twice the pace of the state of Tennessee, according to a report recently released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. to conduct public hearings for zoning requests and to consider changes to temporary outdoor vendor regulations.
Not all ghosts are out to frighten those who come in contact with them; sometimes they just want to have a little spirited fun.
Many local bars restrict admittance to persons 21 and over. These restrictions also apply to employees and members of bands who play in these establishments.
A group of concerned citizens, including one city councilman, wants a commitment from Mayor Tommy Bragg and the Murfreesboro City Council to redevelop historic Maney Avenue.
Employees of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic break ground at the clinic's future site on Garrison Drive during the groundbreaking ceremony.
Teenagers wishing to purchase consumer fireworks must be at least 16 years old beginning July 1.
Chrissy Russell doesn't want proposed changes to the city of Murfreesboro's ordinance that regulates temporary vendors to put her out of business.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development praised state lawmakers for passing the Regional Megasite Authority Act of 2007.
The bill that would allow Rutherford County officials to offer developers a special tax incentive package to help secure the proposed Bible Park USA is still waiting approval from the state Legislature.
Authors of a document that would provide guidelines for those looking to develop property in the city of Murfreesboro sought public input Thursday night.
The tough times and years of discrimination Herman Burton endured made this entrepreneur work harder.