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Motlow might see more funding
Motlow might see more funding

College needs space to accommodate growing student body.

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Tennessee has a serious drug problem
Tennessee has a serious drug problem

Our state is riddled with prescription drug abuse.

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UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County
UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.

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Top Gun admiral helped write the movie
Top Gun admiral helped write the movie

But he also trained actual Top Gun pilots - by 'dogfighting' them.

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Winter reading programs to begin at Linebaugh, Smyrna libraries
Winter reading programs to begin at Linebaugh, Smyrna libraries

The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.

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Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County
Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage
Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.

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St. Luke Catholic Church celebrates building dedication
St. Luke Catholic Church celebrates building dedication

Parishioners in Smyrna will enjoy Mass in a new church building this year. Construction was recently completed on St. Luke Catholic Church, located at 10682 Old Nashville Highway.

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Realtors in north Rutherford donate food
Realtors in north Rutherford donate food

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS recently held food drives for the hungry in their service area.

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Did you win the lottery?
Did you win the lottery?

The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.

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$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna
$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna

he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.

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Tennessee Legal: Texting and Tennessee 'Due Care Law'
Tennessee Legal: Texting and Tennessee 'Due Care Law'

"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker

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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers
Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers

Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.

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New advisory council to address future of waste
New advisory council to address future of waste

With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.

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Ketron, Read consider county mayoral run
Ketron, Read consider county mayoral run

Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.

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Official historian can handle a six-gun
Official historian can handle a six-gun

Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.

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Letter to the Editor: Giving Tuesday
Letter to the Editor: Giving Tuesday

At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.

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Rutherford County Republicans rejoice
Rutherford County Republicans rejoice

Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.

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Election Day is Nov. 8
Election Day is Nov. 8

Don't forget to vote!

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79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County
79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County

'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.

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Limbaugh for president
Limbaugh for president

Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'

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Make Halloween headlines
Make Halloween headlines

The Murfreesboro Post wants YOU!

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Halloween Roundup
Halloween Roundup

Don't miss these spooky activities in Rutherford County.

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Election season in Rutherford County
Election season in Rutherford County

Early voting off to a great start.

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Parade of pups celebrating Bark Springs at Sharp Springs
Parade of pups celebrating Bark Springs at Sharp Springs
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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Diana Hague tells more than just ghost stories
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Diana Hague tells more than just ghost stories

She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Twice a cancer patient's wife, her dad Gil was her hero
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Twice a cancer patient's wife, her dad Gil was her hero

Ginny Williams helped defy leukemia, runs store, gives back to her community.

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Dick Meadow sticks to what he starts
Dick Meadow sticks to what he starts

He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.

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Hounds around town
Hounds around town

Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.

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Stewarts Creek, Smyrna to honor fallen Blue Angel

Smyrna's football team will go right back into rivalry mode on Friday night when it plays at Stewarts Creek in the Kia of Murfreesboro Game of the Week.

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Bob Spivey, former mayor of Smyrna, passes away
Bob Spivey, former mayor of Smyrna, passes away

Former Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey passed away August 17, 2016.

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Florence Road widening, new stores and more from Smyrna Town Council
Florence Road widening, new stores and more from Smyrna Town Council

The Smyrna Town Council meeting was held at the Council Chambers, 315 Lowry Street, on Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m.

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'I didn't mean to kill him,' says murder defendant during 911 call
'I didn't mean to kill him,' says murder defendant during 911 call

Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.

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Rutherford County centenarians honored
Rutherford County centenarians honored

For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.

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National Night Out gears up across county
National Night Out gears up across county

National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention.

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Revitalization project to expand and define downtown Smyrna
Revitalization project to expand and define downtown Smyrna

"This is the part we get excited about... this evening we start getting into the vision of what we want to start happening and the tools we can use to get there," said Guenther.

He went on to explain that downtown Smyrna is a depot district in need of expansion.

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Armed robbery suspect at large
Armed robbery suspect at large

At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.

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Police seek suspect in fatal hit and run
Police seek suspect in fatal hit and run

Smyrna Police needs the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver involved in a Sunday night crash that killed a woman driving a scooter on South Lowry Street.

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July 2016
July 2016
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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Susan Gulley 'seizes the art' in Smyrna

Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.

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The (air) show goes on
The (air) show goes on

"This is pretty intense. I didn't expect it to be this intense," said first-time Smyrna air show visitor Donald Miltenberger of Murfreesboro, gazing into the sky beside his son Michael, 9, at the spectators' fence.

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Marine captain killed in Blue Angel crash
Marine captain killed in Blue Angel crash

"Just after three o'clock today we received a call from dispatch that there had been an accident involving a plane," Smyrna City Manager Harry Gill told press Thursday afternoon. "It was in fact a Blue Angel that went down, and there was one fatality."

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Blue Angel aircraft crashes in Smyrna
Blue Angel aircraft crashes in Smyrna

A Navy Blue Angels jet doing maneuvers in advance of this weekend's Great Tennessee Air Show has crashed in a field off Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley near Smyrna Airport, LaVergne Police reported.

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Memories fill heart, mind of 100-year-old WW II vet
Memories fill heart, mind of 100-year-old WW II vet

Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.

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2016 Smyrna Rotary Scholarship Recipients
2016 Smyrna Rotary Scholarship Recipients
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Smyrna seeks feedback on long-term road improvements
Smyrna seeks feedback on long-term road improvements
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Eric Ellis to undergo mental evaluation
Eric Ellis to undergo mental evaluation

Ellis charged with first-degree murder in death of Kimberly Allen

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Man arrested over restroom cameras in Smyrna
Man arrested over restroom cameras in Smyrna

Smyrna Police have arrested a man for privacy violations in connection with photos and video footage of females taken inside restrooms at Volunteer Park on 8th Avenue.

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Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting
Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting

March 31 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singh Bar and Restaurant in reference to a shooting.

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Police seek suspect in Smyrna shooting
Police seek suspect in Smyrna shooting

Smyrna Police have issued a description of a man believed to be involved in a shooting that critically injured a man in the parking lot of Singh Bar and Restaurant early Thursday.

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Police investigate Smyrna shooting
Police investigate Smyrna shooting

At approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singha Bar and Grill at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane in reference to a shooting.

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

NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.

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Smyrna Pawn break-in results in deadly crash
Smyrna Pawn break-in results in deadly crash

One person believed to be involved in an attempted burglary at Smyrna Pawn and Gun was killed in a crash when police chased the suspects' vehicle early Monday morning.

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Arrest made in Smyrna homicide
Arrest made in Smyrna homicide

On Friday, March 25, Smyrna Police responded to 230 Branch Trail in reference to a deceased female, Kimberly Allen, age 45, located inside of the home.

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Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list
Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list

The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.

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Bank robber still at large
Bank robber still at large
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Depot Days in downtown Smyrna
Depot Days in downtown Smyrna
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Art studio facilities for Motlow students
Art studio facilities for Motlow students
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Smyrna holds off La Vergne 16-13

The Smyrna Bulldogs continued their dominance over La Vergne on Friday night, as their defense come up big in the fourth quarter to preserve a 16-13 victory.

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Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna
Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna

Topre America, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, is set to invest $53.8 million in a Smyrna facility and create 105 jobs to serve the Nissan plant.

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Nissan launches 2015 Maxima in Smyrna
Nissan launches 2015 Maxima in Smyrna

SMYRNA - Nissan unveiled its eighth-generation 2015 Maxima Tuesday with the TSU marching band playing, technicians cheering and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hailing the plant's impact on Tennessee after he helped bring it here more than three decades ago.

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Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private business

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Bill Sharp sent dozens of emails to and from his sheriff's office account for a year and a half to operate a private training and consulting company - many of them for sheriff's-sponsored events.

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Smyrna Police paid sheriff's major for training seminar
Smyrna Police paid sheriff's major for training seminar

Smyrna Police paid $1,300 in 2014 to Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Sharp's private company for officer training at a sheriff's-sponsored seminar at the county's Emergency Management Agency building, records show.

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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in north Rutherford stabbing incident
UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in north Rutherford stabbing incident

A Readyville man arrested in connection with stabbings at a March 22 bonfire north of Smyrna faces an attempted murder charge, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported.

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UPDATE: Nissan to invest $160M in supplier park to land 1,000 jobs
UPDATE: Nissan to invest $160M in supplier park to land 1,000 jobs

NASHVILLE - Tennessee, Smyrna and Nissan officials unveiled plans today for a $160 million supplier park to be built at the automotive manufacturer's assembly plant with designs on creating more than 1,000 jobs.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Police capture shooting suspect; weapon and drug charges filed
UPDATE: Smyrna Police capture shooting suspect; weapon and drug charges filed

Smyrna Police apprehended a suspect wanted in connection with a March 14 shooting and filed a litany of charges against him involving drugs and weapons.

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Mt. Juliet woman killed in Smyrna crash
Mt. Juliet woman killed in Smyrna crash

A Mt. Juliet woman was killed and two other people injured in a Thursday night crash when her car broke down on Sam Ridley Parkway, police reported.

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Smyrna placing new restrictions on alternative lenders
Smyrna placing new restrictions on alternative lenders

SMYRNA - The Town Council is putting new restrictions on lending businesses to stop them from bunching up and potentially causing a negative impact on property values, officials say.

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Riverdale's Barrett resigns as girls coach
Riverdale's Barrett resigns as girls coach

Riverdale's girls basketball coach Cory Barrett, already suspended for next season, has resigned his position with the school.

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Smyrna council eyes lending business restrictions
Smyrna council eyes lending business restrictions

Smyrna's Town Council is prepared to put new restrictions on lending businesses in response to community concerns that they could have a negative impact on property values, officials say.

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Smyrna, Riverdale coaches suspended through 2015-2016 year
Smyrna, Riverdale coaches suspended through 2015-2016 year

Director of Schools Don Odom has suspended both head coaches of the Smyrna and Riverdale girls basketball programs from their coaching duties for the remainder of the current school year and the entire 2015-2016 school year. Their potential for coaching after the 2015-2016 school year will be evaluated annually.

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Riverdale, Smyrna girls removed from postseason
Riverdale, Smyrna girls removed from postseason

Riverdale and Smyrna girls basketball teams have been removed from the Region 4AAA tournament. The ruling came from the TSSAA after both teams tried to throw the district tournament consolation game.

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Lytle keeps on volunteering in Smyrna ... at age 93!
Lytle keeps on volunteering in Smyrna ... at age 93!
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Smyrna man killed in head-on crash

A Smyrna man was killed and two other people were injured Tuesday night in a head-on collision on Nissan Drive, Smyrna Police reported.

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Smyrna woman indicted in death of underweight infant

A Smyrna woman purported to be an adult entertainer has been indicted and arrested in connection with the death of her infant son who died of starvation and dehydration 10 months ago.

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Rocky Fork interchange project on hold

Smyrna leaders say construction of a Rocky Fork Road interchange at I-24 is vital to the town's economy and traffic flow.

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West Jefferson project still awaiting funding

Smyrna leaders are trying to thaw out the widening of West Jefferson Pike, a major road project that is designed to improve safety and bolster economic development but still awaits construction funding.

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Statement issued concerning Tuberculosis case at Smyrna High School

Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.

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Smyrna Police offer $6,000 reward in murder case

The Smyrna Police Department announced Thursday, with the support of the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Smyrna and the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers, they are offering a $6,000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Danny Wright.

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Tech-Nissan groundbreaking held for $35 million center
Tech-Nissan groundbreaking held for $35 million center
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Groundbreaking set Monday for Smyrna tech college

Construction is set to start this month on a $35 million Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna, a partnership for training Nissan workers and Tennessee students, officials confirmed.

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Hollingshead challenging Reed in Smyrna mayoral race
Hollingshead challenging Reed in Smyrna mayoral race

Smyrna's mayoral race is pitting one of the town's political veterans against a relative newcomer.

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Smyrna Bean Dinner benefits sight, seniors

Longtime Smyrna Lions Club members Don Young and Ed Garner are busy harvesting beans in preparation for this Fall's Friday annual Bean Dinner (Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) that benefits the Smyrna Senior Citizen Center and the club's Sight Conservation Program.

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The Memphis Belle: A ride of a lifetime
The Memphis Belle: A ride of a lifetime

Thump, thump. Thump, thump. Thump, thump. I could hear my heartbeat in my ears as I sat buckled in my seat ready for the ride of a lifetime.

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Smyrna Ready Mix acquires Metro Ready Mix
Smyrna Ready Mix acquires Metro Ready Mix

Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC., a concrete manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville (Tennessee) based concrete manufacturer and construction materials company.

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Federal-Mogul to add 135 jobs in Smyrna
Federal-Mogul to add 135 jobs in Smyrna

Federal-Mogul officials announced this week the company will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna and create 135 new jobs in Rutherford County.

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$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna
$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna

Construction continues on Smyrna Housing Authority’s new $6.25 million complex for senior housing known as Stewarts Creek Manor at 11263 Old Nashville Highway.

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John Neely Ross
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Young boy drowns in pool

A 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned during a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, sheriff’s officers said.

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Man shot, killed in Smyrna

Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Road in Smyrna at approximately 7:00 Thursday morning.

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Smyrna man survived coal mines of youth
Smyrna man survived coal mines of youth

What if Loretta Lynn had written about a coal miner’s son instead of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – a song she penned and performed in 1970 that helped launch her to international stardom as a country music singer?

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New life breathed into Smyrna ‘Depot District’
New life breathed into Smyrna ‘Depot District’

How do you think “Chicken Pike” got its name? When Smyrna was truly a small town with less than 2,000 residents in the 1930s, trains stopped here at least two times daily.

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MTSU Aerospace partners with Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna
MTSU Aerospace partners with Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

MTSU was the presenting sponsor for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team. And about 25 faculty and students worked a display tent about the Aerospace Department that featured two training aircraft. The air show continues Sunday.

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Simply Smyrna Celebration - Music and Arts Festival To Celebrate Smyrna’s Historic Revitalizing Project
Simply Smyrna Celebration - Music and Arts Festival To Celebrate Smyrna’s Historic Revitalizing Project

The Town of Smyrna in conjunction with Carpe Artista and SIMA announces the Simply Smyrna Celebration. This family friendly summer festival will take place Friday June 13th from 5pm -10pm and will be the official kickoff celebration for the Town of Smyrna’s revitalization project.

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Woman motorist who struck child charged with vehicular assault
Woman motorist who struck child charged with vehicular assault

The woman motorist who is accused of hitting Clifton Braunwalder and his mother Sondra was released from jail after posting bond early Friday morning, by mid-morning, she was back behind bars on new charges.

Tina L. Wilson, 33, was originally charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, but shortly after posting bond, State Troopers filed a warrant charging her with vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault. According to the Booking Department at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, she is being held without bond.

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Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect
Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect

Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.

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Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti
Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti

At age 18, Breanna Haskins is a veteran international Christian missionary.

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TBI agent jumps into race for sheriff
TBI agent jumps into race for sheriff

Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.

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

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

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Accreditation committee approves Motlow interim report

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report.

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Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'
Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Springhouse Theatre Company, located at 14119 Old Nashville Highway, will present Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," beginning next month.

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New CEO of StoneCrest named
New CEO of StoneCrest named

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

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying theft suspects

Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.

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Part II: Night people keep communities safe
Part II: Night people keep communities safe

Public safety personnel crucial as region grows

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NEWS BRIEFS: Broad Street intersection work begins

Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.

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County students compete in state bowling tourney

The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.

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Kennedy vying to be next sheriff

Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.

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Arnold to run for re-election
Arnold to run for re-election

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.

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StoneCrest welcomes new lab director
StoneCrest welcomes new lab director

Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.

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Smyrna police identify victim in murder-suicide

Authorities have identified the victim murdered Thursday by a man who allegedly killed himself moments after shooting her to death inside a Village Lake Drive residence.

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Blue Angels prepare to soar
Blue Angels prepare to soar

Team makes practice run at Smyrna Airport

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General worried helicopter units might fly away

Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory

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History of Smyrna slave revealed

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

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Unleash your inner rock star at music camp

Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.

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Police identify 2nd suspect in hotel shooting
Police identify 2nd suspect in hotel shooting

Authorities have named a second suspect wanted in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just a few days before Christmas.

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Police make arrest in hotel shooting case
Police make arrest in hotel shooting case

A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just days before Christmas.

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New year brings back memories of hog killing

The new year seems like a good time to reflect.

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Longtime insurance agent joins Allstate

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

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Investigation into homicide continues
Investigation into homicide continues

Motive still unknown in fatal shooting

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Exit Realty agent receives national award

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

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Smyrna man found shot to death
Smyrna man found shot to death

Sheriff's Office launches homicide investigation

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Carol L. Wall
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James W. “Jim” Eanes
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Nissan makes changes to leadership

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

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Gladys M. Kluth
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Edward N. Fowler
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WWII veteran to be honored

A portion of South Lowry Street in Smyrna will be named in honor of a local World War II veteran Friday during an official ceremony with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Part I: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark
Part I: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Let’s take a trip back in time, back to 1944 when the opening day lineup for the Nashville Vols took the field at Sulphur Dell Ballpark.

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Man dies following One Mile Lane domestic assault

A man who allegedly assaulted his father and two children last week died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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The Red Hawks give it their all on opening night

A school can only have one basketball opening night and this week it was Thursday night at Stewarts Creek vs the Independence Eagles. It was the first home game in Stewarts Creek history and everyone was there.

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County school board receives statewide recognition

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

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Sam Davis to be remembered
Sam Davis to be remembered

“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.

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Officials: Family seriously injured in disturbance

Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.

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Carol L. Wall
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Margie Linda Hall
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Bernard Eugene Meier
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Jacqueline Murre
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Gill picked as new Smyrna town manager

Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.

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Smyrna police looking for armed robber
Smyrna police looking for armed robber

Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.

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First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans
First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans

This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.

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Motlow celebrates new addition to Smyrna campus
Motlow celebrates new addition to Smyrna campus

Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.

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Authorities keeping eye on sex offenders

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.

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Donald Ray Knipfer
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Blue Angels to fly over Smyrna again
Blue Angels to fly over Smyrna again

The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.

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Jack Dempsey Irby Jr.
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Scales, Walkup will be missed

Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.

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Part III: Ghostly encounters
Part III: Ghostly encounters

Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow

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Azalea Court receives high health care marks

Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.

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Nissan celebrates 10 millionth vehicle at Smyrna plant

Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.

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Johnny Richard Harrell
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Tina C. Bogle
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High school bowling season opens with area matchups
High school bowling season opens with area matchups

Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.

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Doctor offers foot care tips for soccer parents

With the number of kids coming into his office with problems related to sports, a Rutherford County foot doctor is reminding parents that by taking just a few precautions, ingrown toenails can be avoided.

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HALE: Playoff contenders starting to take shape

We’re halfway home in the 2013 high school football season. Many battle lines have been drawn, and we’re beginning to see who the championship and playoff contenders are going to be this year.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Heritage Days kicks off Thursday

To kick off the fall season, the Sam Davis Home and Museum will hold the 27th annual Heritage Days on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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O'Neal resigns as Smyrna town manager

Mark O’Neal resigned Tuesday, ending 11 years as town manager of Smyrna.

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JORDAN: High school football reaches midseason

We’re at the half-way point of the regular season, and it’s time to evaluate the 7AAA football teams. Where are we? Where are we going?

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Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming
Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming

The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.

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Enjoy some wings for Special Olympics
Enjoy some wings for Special Olympics

Eat out Tuesday at Toot's for good cause

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Smyrna police make arrest in burglary case

Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.

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

Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.

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Longtime educator appointed to fill vacant seat
Longtime educator appointed to fill vacant seat

Rick Wise, the newest member of the Smyrna Town Council, is used to the glare of public service.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage
WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage

The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.

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Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor
Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor

Lifelong county resident makes history

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Nissan sales surge in August

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

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Challenged but never defeated
Challenged but never defeated

Rehabilitation Center graduates 64 professionals

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Police seek identity of theft suspects
Police seek identity of theft suspects

Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Smyrna.

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Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle
Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle

Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.

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Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation
Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation

Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport.

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Smyrna mayor resigns
Smyrna mayor resigns

Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.

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

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

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Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna
Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna

The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.

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Smyrna police arrest rape suspect

Authorities have arrested the 29-year-old man wanted in connection the Aug. 10 rape of a woman who offered him a ride home.

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

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

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INSIDE SPORTS: Jamboree means football is here

Teams play it safe in season opener

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Football kicks off at annual Jamboree
Football kicks off at annual Jamboree

Season opens with numerous games

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StoneCrest adds new doctor to team

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

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Smyrna police looking for rape suspect
Smyrna police looking for rape suspect

Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a 29-year-old man accused of raping a woman Saturday after she offered him a ride home.

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Smyrna couple in standoff facing charges

A couple accused of barricading themselves inside a home Tuesday morning have been safely apprehended and are facing multiple charges following a nearly four-hour standoff with authorities.

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Agencies partner to solve cold cases
Agencies partner to solve cold cases

Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.

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National Night Out slated for Tuesday

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.

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Tots' Landing celebrates national accreditation

Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.

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TBI adds Smyrna murder suspect to Most Wanted
TBI adds Smyrna murder suspect to Most Wanted

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Murfreesboro man to its Top Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to locate him.

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Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
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Groups to protest against Alexander over voting record

The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty will be holding a protest on Saturday, July 20, to express disapproval over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's voting record in Congress.

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Former Smyrna hurler takes to MLB mound
Former Smyrna hurler takes to MLB mound

Gray sports star talent with pitching debut

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Smyrna police make arrest in deadly shooting
Smyrna police make arrest in deadly shooting

Authorities have apprehended one of the two suspects wanted in connection with the June 23 shooting that left one person dead and two others injured outside a Smyrna restaurant.

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SHARING THOUGHTS: Howell flies into aviation history
SHARING THOUGHTS: Howell flies into aviation history

Reece Howell has a long and distinguished career in aviation that stretches more than 60 years.

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WHITTLE THIS: Smyrna chaplin is gem among men

When events get the roughest, that’s when the police call Jim Diamond, chaplain.

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

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

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Police searching for person of interest in deadly shooting
Police searching for person of interest in deadly shooting

Smyrna police are looking for a man who they have identified as a person of interest in the June 23 shooting that left one person dead and two others.

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Taylor Farms to expand Smyrna operations

Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lions Club honors charter member
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lions Club honors charter member

The Smyrna Lions Club dedicated Lee Victory Park Shelter No. 3 to the late Eugene Odom during a Fourth of July ceremony.

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Triple shooting in Smyrna turns deadly

One of the three men shot last month outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant has died, according to police.

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

Some of the world’s top atmospheric scientists are flying all around Tennessee for the next few weeks as part of a study on man-made emissions. 

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

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

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Three men shot outside Smyrna restaurant
Three people were seriously injured during a shooting Sunday outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant in Smyrna.
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Renovated Goodwill store in Smyrna reopening

The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Smyrna Airport to hold open house
Southeast Atmosphere Survey makes a stop from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Friday at the Smyrna Airport, and the public is invited to come see aircraft being used in the project.
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Pitcher's dream comes true at College World Series
Ross Mitchell's boyhood dream came true when he marched out to the mound at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., and pitched in the College World Series.
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Smyrna man named Father of the Year
Smyrna man named Father of the Year
Autism advocate recognized by nonprofit
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Sam Davis association to host Summer Soiree
Sam Davis association to host Summer Soiree
The Sam Davis Memorial Association is inviting the public to a Summer Soiree in conjunction with its annual membership meeting, set for Thursday, June 20, in Smyrna.
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Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Aircraft comes to town for Father's Day
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police seek tips in arson cases
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police seek tips in arson cases
Smyrna authorities are asking the public for help in solving two arson cases involving fires in the Almaville Road area.
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Smyrna man takes volunteer path in retirement
Smyrna man takes volunteer path in retirement
Hodge focuses on community service
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Man injured in shooting at Smyrna park
Smyrna detectives are continuing their investigation into what sparked a shooting that left a 21-year-old man injured Sunday night at Hilltop-Rosenwald Park in Smyrna.
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Dover: No layoffs needed with tax hike
Dover: No layoffs needed with tax hike
Smyrna Town Council votes on increasing rate
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Pair partners for on-point service
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
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Robber targets women on Old Nashville Highway
Robber targets women on Old Nashville Highway
Two women escaped injury Thursday when a robber who was after prescription drugs allegedly fired two rounds inside a vehicle on Old Nashville Highway.
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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Johnny Barnett sounds trumpet in heaven
Smyrna loses ‘bedrock’ family member
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Three from RuCo admitted to U.S. Service Academies
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Nissan turns a new LEAF
Nissan turns a new LEAF
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
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Smyrna Police: Wallet thief wanted
Smyrna Police: Wallet thief wanted
On March 6, the subject in these photos found a wallet on the ground near the gas pumps at a Smyrna gas station.
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Jake Locker to appear in Smyrna
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Police end standoff with help from armored vehicle
Police end standoff with help from armored vehicle
Smyrna Police successfully subdued a suicidal gunman with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office following a five-hour standoff.
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Help needed in attempted K-Mart robbery
Help needed in attempted K-Mart robbery
Smyrna Police have asked for the public's help in locating two suspects wanted for an attempted robbery of the K-Mart on North Lowry Street.
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Police: Rape suspect in custody
Police: Rape suspect in custody
The man wanted in connection with the March rape of a 23-year-old woman in Smyrna has turned himself into authorities, according to officials familiar with the case.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for alleged rapist
CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for alleged rapist
Smyrna detectives are asking the public for help in locating a man wanted for allegedly raping a woman in March at his apartment.
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Smyrna control tower escapes federal cuts
Smyrna control tower escapes federal cuts
The Smyrna Airport’s historically important control tower has escaped the scalpel of cutbacks currently being ordered by federal officials in Washington, D.C.
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Community leaders to be honored Friday
Four community leaders in Murfreesboro will be honored Friday, March 22, at the Willie McGowan Banquet.
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Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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Doris Dollars campaign to benefit local nonprofit
Doris Dollars campaign to benefit local nonprofit
A former sharecropper’s daughter continues to reach out and touch thousands of lives through the annual Doris Dollars campaign, which kicks off next month.
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Property Assessor’s Office to offer extended hours
Property Assessor’s Office to offer extended hours
Beginning this weekend, the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office in downtown Murfreesboro will be open the first Saturday of every month.
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Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Living gospel music history will be on stage Sunday, March 3, when the Chuck Wagon Gang will appear in concert at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna.
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Trio makes off with Game Stop merchandise
Trio makes off with Game Stop merchandise
Authorities are searching for three unidentified men who allegedly stole multiple items Wednesday from Game Stop in Smyrna.
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Smyrna's 45th Civil Support Team celebrates 10th anniversary
On Friday, Feb. 15, soldiers and airmen of the 45th Civil Support Team from Smyrna will celebrate the unit’s 10th anniversary of being a federally recognized and fully qualified unit.
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Veterans job fair set for Thursday in Smyrna
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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JORDAN: Few surprises lead up to district tournament
This has been a most unusual year in girls and boys district basketball. But those 10 games determined the seeding for the district tournament that begins Thursday, Feb. 14, at Smyrna High School.
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Lamplighter's Theatre to present story of love
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.”
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Middle school All Stars to converge on La Vergne
Two middle school All-Star basketball games are scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the home of the Red Hawks at La Vergne Middle School.
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New Nissan plant coming to Rutherford County
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Money stolen using quick change scam
CRIME BRIEFS: Money stolen using quick change scam
Smyrna police are looking for an unidentified man accused of scamming a clerk out of $50 during a Jan. 20 transaction at Game Stop.
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Economic outlook appears brighter in midstate
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
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Men plead guilty to Smyrna theft
Men plead guilty to Smyrna theft
Two Murfreesboro residents have pleaded guilty to stealing tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna.
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StoneCrest offering heart screenings
StoneCrest Medical Center is offering a non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide information about the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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Middle school basketball lives up to expectations
The league should be happy because the crowds have been good and six of the 11 schools will play two games each on the final two nights.
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MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
The agreement in principle will help MTSU train Chinese pilots on their new Beechcraft King Air 350 Extended Range airplane currently housed in Smyrna, Tenn.
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Ketron joins fight against gun control
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
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Smyrna business owners accused of selling drugs
Smyrna business owners accused of selling drugs
The owners of Smyrna Video and Tanning and another man have been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on numerous drug-related charges.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
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WHITTLE: Quiet beauty of Mother Nature is all around
Jim Demos and I recently broke bread of fellowship and shared the wisdom of actually listening to people and the beauty of Mother Nature.
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Middle school tournament loaded with talent
The Rutherford County Middle School Basketball League has its tournament next week – 11 schools, 22 teams, 22 games and a world of fun.
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Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
Nissan is ramping up assembly of the 2013 Leaf this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, where it will be manufactured alongside gasoline-powered products.
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Kylie Elizabeth Grace Rush
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Smyrna volleyball standout signs with Reinhardt
A Smyrna High School volleyball standout has signed an athletic scholarship to continue her playing career at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga.
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Debrah Medley Johnson
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Donald A. Day
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Smyrna Police charge man with murder
A call for help turned into a murder charge Wednesday, Dec. 26 in Smyrna.
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Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
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Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Police are asking the public for help in locating a teenage boy who disappeared last week from his father’s home in Smyrna.
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Smyrna police locate runaway teen
Smyrna officials are crediting the public for helping detectives locate a teenage boy who allegedly ran away from home in early December.
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Tenn. Rehabilitation Center graduates 75
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna will honor more than 75 graduates.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Workout anytime in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Workout anytime in Smyrna
Get a jump-start on those New Year’s resolutions at Workout Anytime Smyrna.
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Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Companies invest in charging stations
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James Buford Waldron
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Pinnacle adds three to team
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
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Taking a last look at prep football
First, we were 51-17 in our picks this year, which is good but not great.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Men sought in store theft
CRIME BRIEFS: Men sought in store theft
Smyrna police are asking the public for help in identifying two men who allegedly stole tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in early October.
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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Tennessee
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
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Smyrna police apprehend robbery suspects
Authorities have apprehended all three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a man in early November at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
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Counties partner for unique tour
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
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Sugar Plum Fairy to visit Smyrna in holiday classic
Sugar Plum Fairy to visit Smyrna in holiday classic
The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of "The Nutcracker."
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Smyrna basketball opens with wins over Central Magnet
The Smyrna Middle Panthers opened up their season this week at home in front of a large and loud crowd and took a twin bill from the Central Magnet Tigers.
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Smyrna recycling center closes
Rutherford County announced the recent closure of the Kroger Recycling Center on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
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Many opportunities to salute veterans this week
Many opportunities to salute veterans this week
Various communities and organizations across Rutherford County will celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police issue warrants for suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police issue warrants for suspects
Authorities have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a man Monday at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
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Married to an angel
Married to an angel
Mother keeps watch from heaven
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Smyrna Airport receives $1.8M grant
The state grant will be used for engineering design and taxiway rehabilitation.
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November elections enter home stretch
Early voting began Wednesday for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, federal and state general election, as well as the general elections for Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna.
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Group captures hearts during Smyrna serenade
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
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Siegel, Oakland clench playoff berths
In one evening, Blackman (5-3, 2-2) beat Riverdale (5-3, 2-2) 20-16, got the tie breaker over the Warriors, and now need one more win to get in the state football playoffs.
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Police: Smyrna deaths appear to be murder-suicide
An 8-year-old child discovered Saturday morning that his parents were dead inside their home in Smyrna.
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Rutherford County libraries accepting food for fines
For one week, patrons of the library will have the option to bring in canned goods to pay off library fines.
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Authorities search for credit card thieves
Authorities search for credit card thieves
The identities of two men are being sought by Rutherford County detectives after they stole credit cards and used the cards last month at Murfreesboro and Smyrna businesses.
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Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
Dozens of children enjoyed a day of fishing during a recent event for the Boys & Girls Club held at Long Hunter State Park outside of Nashville.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna man gets life in prison for murder
A 51-year-old Smyrna man who admitted to killing a police captain in Chester County was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
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Time to analyze status of Rutherford County football
It’s always fun to see where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going (maybe).
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Suspect in high-speed chase apprehended
Suspect in high-speed chase apprehended
Authorities have apprehended an 18-year-old man who managed to escape capture after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck Tuesday afternoon in Rutherford County.
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MTSU ceremony highlights top freshman scholars
The University Honors College’s 20 newest Buchanan Fellows participated in the annual inauguration ceremony Sept. 28 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
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THP, Sheriff's Office chase stolen truck
THP, Sheriff's Office chase stolen truck
Search for Smyrna suspect continues
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Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Country music stars Connie Smith and Marty Stuart are scheduled to present a “Country Gospel Concert” as part of a dedication of a new sanctuary for Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church the night of Sunday, Oct. 14.
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Sports rivalries fuel good games
What’s your favorite rivalry? It seems good rivals come and go, depending on the sport and a number of other things.
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Linebaugh receives tech grant from Best Buy
The Linebaugh Library System has been awarded a community relations grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
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Smyrna Library opening new teen area
Teens in Smyrna will have a colorful place to call their own when Smyrna Public Library opens its new teen area at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
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Police: Drunk driver resists DUI arrest
A 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fighting with police when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on West McKnight Drive.
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INSIDE SPORTS: Battle for the postseason continues
The Stars made yet another loud statement with a 49-28 win.
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Republicans to open North Rutherford office
The Rutherford County Republican Party is set to open a second county office in Smyrna for the November election campaign.
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Sam Davis Home hiring tour guide
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INSIDE SPORTS: Stars shine on road, Warriors dominate
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna robbery suspect arrested
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna robbery suspect arrested
Police apprehended a 27-year-old suspect Thursday who they believe is the person responsible for the recent robbery of the Quick and Easy Tobacco Store in Smyrna.
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Sherman Ben Towns
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Lamplighter's kicks off new season
Lamplighter's kicks off new season
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
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Planning Commission approves zoning ordinance
Planning Commission approves zoning ordinance
Countywide changes one step closer to approval
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Attempted murder suspect apprehended
The suspect accused of stabbing a man three days ago in Smyrna was apprehended Tuesday by law enforcement officials.
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Smyrna police looking for attempted murder suspect
Smyrna police looking for attempted murder suspect
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the 50-year-old suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times Saturday night at a residence in Smyrna.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Hearing set for mom charged in toddler deaths
Man accused of assaulting girlfriend; Unruly juveniles suspected in vandalism; Teenager nearly kidnapped
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Prep football opens regular season Friday
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Impressive football played at Rutherford County Jamboree
The revived 7AAA Football Jamboree showed the strengths and weaknesses of our local teams.
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Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
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CRIME BRIEFS: Shots fired at two apartment complexes
Within a span of three hours, police responded to two separate reports of gunshots early Monday in the parking lots of University Gables at College Park and Rutherford Woodlands apartments in Murfreesboro.
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County Schools director looks to future
County Schools director looks to future
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
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Republican candidates call for unity
Republican candidates call for unity
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
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JORDAN: Countdown to football time begins
Let's take a quick look at all nine Rutherford County football teams before next Friday's Jamboree at Riverdale.
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Specialized National Guard unit in national-level exercise
Specialized National Guard unit in national-level exercise
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Smyrna police seek help in identifying suspects
Smyrna police seek help in identifying suspects
Police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and used her credit cards Thursday in Smyrna.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna man charged with child rape
Alabama fugitive apprehended; Suspects in gang-related slaying sentenced;
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Crime Stoppers honors county's best
Crime Stoppers honors county's best
Rutherford County’s top cops were honored Monday at the annual Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year banquet.
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Smyrna hiring fair for veterans set for July 13
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
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Heat wave has some asking: How hot is it?
Heat wave has some asking: How hot is it?
So hot, one church-goer in Smyrna asked: ‘Is this church or hell?’
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Smyrna bans fireworks
Smyrna bans fireworks
Smyrna is the latest Rutherford County city to ban the use of private fireworks this Fourth of July.
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Systems ask for voluntary water use reductions
The water systems of Rutherford County are asking customers to use water wisely and conservatively in light of the severe heat, lack of rain and dry conditions now present throughout the Middle Tennessee area.
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Rutherford County bans burning
Rutherford County bans burning
Residents urged not to use fireworks
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Middle Tennessee borders on drought
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
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Shoetiques win BPA title for sick teammate
Shoetiques win BPA title for sick teammate
The Smyrna-based Shoetiques team won the 10U tournament this weekend at the Tennessee Baseball Players Association Summer Classic at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro.
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Smyrna man arrested on drug charges
Smyrna man arrested on drug charges
A 54-year-old man who was arrested Friday at his Rocky Fork-Almaville Road home in Smyrna is facing multiple drug-related charges.
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Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Local cancer survivor looks to future
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Arraignments set for men charged with statutory rape
Two men indicted earlier this month on statutory rape charges in unrelated cases are both scheduled to appear Monday, June 18, in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
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Smyrna man on TBI Most Wanted List captured
Smyrna man on TBI Most Wanted List captured
One suspect listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List May 30 and his accomplice were apprehended Friday in Smyrna.
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LifeFlight adds new helicopter
Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee.
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La Vergne names new codes director
For the last decade, Randolph Salyers has observed La Vergne and noted areas in codes enforcement that needed improvement.
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Smyrna man placed on Tennessee's Top 10 Most Wanted
The TBI has put a Smyrna man on the state’s Top Ten List who law enforcement believes is responsible for an attempted aggravated burglary that occurred last week in Williamson County.
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Taste of Smyrna Saturday
The third annual Taste of Smyrna will be an extraordinary culinary event featuring local signature menu items from the area’s best restaurants, live music by The Crusty Veterans, a healthy play zone and lots of food.
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Smyrna Beer Board revokes store’s license
Smyrna Beer Board revokes store’s license
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.
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School budget advances with no tax hike
Director of Schools Harry Gill Jr. strongly recommended the Rutherford County Commission consider raising property taxes this year out of fear that Stewart’s Creek High School may not open on time.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna couple arrested on drug charges
A couple accused of operating a large-scale drug operation out of their Rocky Fork Almaville Road home in Smyrna were arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling undercover detectives hundreds of illegally obtained pills.
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‘Flying Fury’ Fornoff helped Air Show soar
‘Flying Fury’ Fornoff helped Air Show soar
Reaches new heights in recognition.
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New Nissan Altima begins production in Smyrna
It has been 20 years since the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna.
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to Smyrna Public Library
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State house candidate takes no-tax pledge
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Thousands land in Smyrna for air show
Thousands land in Smyrna for air show
Thousands of spectators’ spirits soared with eagles this weekend, sharing the chills and thrills overhead at Smyrna Airport’s spectacular Great Tennessee Air Show that concludes today.
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Volunteer soars to Tennessee Air Show success
Volunteer soars to Tennessee Air Show success
It was Osh Kosh, by gosh, that helped launch a young boy to soar with eagles in a lifelong flight career.
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Smyrna looks at layoffs to balance budget
Layoffs are possible for Smyrna employees as the town grapples with a deficit and looks for more long-term budget solutions.
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Air show attracts spectators of all ages
Air show attracts spectators of all ages
Blue Angels highlight May 12-13 event
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Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
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Siegel stands out at middle school tournament
The 11-member middle school league ended its softball season this week after a very successful regular season won by the Blackman Flames with a record of 8-2.
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Citizens concerned about county zoning changes
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission continued work on the zoning ordinance Monday responding to public comments and raising other concerns.
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Win a seat at Tennessee Air Show
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Outdoors store slated for Smyrna
Academy Sports + Outdoors will be joining the Smyrna’s Sam Ridley Parkway business community this fall.
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Despite overall declines, Tennessee homicide rate rises
Although the overall crime rate decreased last year, the number of homicides increased by 4 percent statewide, according to data in the Crime in Tennessee 2011 report that was released last week.
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Got drugs? La Vergne wants them
La Vergne, MTMC and Smyrna stage prescription drug take back events
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HUDGINS: Building supplier relocates to Smyrna
Cedar Creek launched its new regional operation in Rutherford County, the company announced last week.
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Rutherford County Schools names new director
Rutherford County Schools names new director
Rutherford County’s School Board unanimously selected Don Odom to replace Harry Gill Jr. as the next director of schools Monday.
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Commission approves more cash for sheriff
Rutherford County’s Board of Commissioners approved a $350,000 request Thursday from the Sheriff’s Office to cover costs of basic necessities through the fiscal year.
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Rutherford County rezoning debate continues
Twenty Rutherford County residents spoke out Monday about the proposed zoning ordinance to the Planning Commission.
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WHITTLE: Veteran serves as one-woman support blitz
When Harriett Howard declares war, she goes to win.
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Aviation history to soar at Tennessee Air Show
Aviation history to soar at Tennessee Air Show
U.S. military aviation history will once again soar May 12-13 as the fabled Blue Angels headline the 2012 Great Tennessee Air Show at Smyrna Airport.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Cash advance store burglarized again
Less than two weeks after an unknown number of suspects targeted Cash-N-Dash, employees discovered Monday the store had been burglarized again at some point over the Easter weekend.
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Sheriff's Office presents Lifesaving Awards
Sheriff's Office presents Lifesaving Awards
A dozen law enforcement officials from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were awarded Tuesday with Lifesaving Awards in recognition of their service to the community.
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Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
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New committee formed for road, school districts
Rutherford County’s Steering Committee will recommend forming a study committee for the purpose of examining Road Board and School Board zones to the County Commission.
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Construction on slow, but steady rise
Construction on slow, but steady rise
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
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Tallman unveils Nissan racecar at plant
Tallman unveils Nissan racecar at plant
Sports car driver Lara Tallman and her team brought their Nissan Altima Coupe racecar to the Smyrna Nissan plant last week for all of the workers to see.
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School Board narrows director field to four candidates
Four candidates will be considered for the director of schools position, the Rutherford County School Board announced Tuesday.
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Smyrna tries to curb synthetic drug sales
Smyrna tries to curb synthetic drug sales
Smyrna’s Beer Board March 12 meeting dealt mainly with illegal synthetic drug sales, and could become the standard by which communities across the state deal with the growing problem.
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Area churches serve community as one
Area churches serve community as one
Collaborating again through Operation InAsMuch
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Officials willing to discuss education reform
Rutherford County officials say they are willing to listen to County Commissioner Jeff Jordan’s (Dist. 13) ideas on education reform, though the School Board is less than optimistic.
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Commissioners balk at limiting social media
Commissioners balk at limiting social media
Rutherford County may be walking a fine line between First Amendment rights and its proposed social media policy, according to local officials.
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Models strut fashions for Fisher House
Fashion and military will come together this weekend at the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation Luncheon and Fashion Show.
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After Pearl Harbor, pilot’s heart landed in Smyrna
After Pearl Harbor, pilot’s heart landed in Smyrna

What historic Sewart Air Base (closed 1972) brought to Smyrna, cannot be measured in the present.

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Woman arrested in teen sex abuse case
Charges were filed against a former female youth minister accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective reported.
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The future of education spending
The future of education spending
County commissioner proposes ‘spending less money more wisely’
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Sheriff’s Office to hold open house Saturday
Sheriff’s Office to hold open house Saturday
Department unveils upgraded dispatch equipment
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Resident questions Rutherford County planners
A former Rutherford County Commission candidate made a fiery speech with accusations and demands at the Planning Commission meeting last week.
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WHITTLE: Smyrna Airport lands big blimp tenant
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Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
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Blackman squeaks by La Vergne in boys basketball final
Siegel holds off Smyrna in consolation game
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Riverdale beats Oakland in girls B-ball disitrict tourney final
Lady Warriors jump out to quick and don't look back to win district. The Lady Blaze outpace Lady Bulldogs in consolation game.
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Lady Warrior’s last season game was great
This year the Smyrna girls picked up a nice win over Shelbyville and Oakland beat Independence for win No. 23.
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Bulldogs maul Pats in tournament play
The Smyrna boys defeated the home-standing Oakland Patriots 54-43 in district tournament play on Friday night.
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Director of schools survey due by Friday
Director of schools survey due by Friday
Residents have until noon Friday to provide input on what criteria should be emphasized in the screening and selection process for the next director of Rutherford County Schools.
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Rash of burglaries reportedly solved
Charges are pending against numerous burglary suspects accused of breaking into Rutherford County homes and stealing almost $200,000 worth of stolen property, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said Thursday.
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Motlow request goes to County Commission
Motlow State Community College presented a request Thursday, which was approved for the full commission, for $200,000 toward expanding its Smyrna campus to the Budget and Finance Committee.
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‘Destined for greaterness’
‘Destined for greaterness’
Peebles benefits family, community
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Rutherford County to consider special redistricting committee
Names Dr. Nate Schott as Jones replacement on IDB
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National Guard Medivac unit leaving for Afghanistan
Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from a 45-man Smyrna-based Air Medivac unit leave Saturday on the first leg of a journey taking them to Afghanistan on a one-year deployment.
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MTSU notes passing of alumna, longtime educator Kennedy
MTSU alumna Linda Kennedy, one of the first five African-American students to attend the university in the 1960s, is being remembered as a lifelong K-12 educator and administrator who touched the lives of young people, colleagues and others.
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Motlow funding request approved
Members of the Health and Education Committee approved a $200,000 request Tuesday to help fund expansion efforts at one of the off-campus satellite sites of Motlow State Community College.
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Three fugitives wanted in other states captured
Three out-of-state fugitives were captured Jan. 6 in Smyrna and La Vergne by the U.S. Marshal's Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force.
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Grace Dance combines values, creative moves
With strong moral values and artistic expression in mind, Anna Owen has opened Grace Dance Company in Smyrna.
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WHITTLE: Young missionary already has global ministry
At age 16, Beth Tucker received confirmation about her ministerial destiny.
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Raymond Lee Smith
Raymond Lee Smith, age 64, of Smyrna, formerly of Memphis, died Jan. 15, 2012.
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DUI of the Week: Woman leaves scene of crash
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‘Culture of giving’ characterizes Smyrna company
According to Giving USA, a foundation that charts charitable giving, individuals increased their donations in 2010 by 2.7 percent over 2009 and corporate giving increased by 10.6 percent.
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Finding their voice
Finding their voice
Smyrna’s Community Servants help Myanmar refugees
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Bradyville Pike to get facelift
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included changes to the city employee pension plan, improvements to Bradyville Pike, a greenway extension, a public hearing for a new liquor store, and a little comic relief.
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Man’s winery dream comes true in Smyrna
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.
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New drugs, dire effects
Designer drugs cause users to suffer medical emergencies
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Robbery suspects to appear in court Monday
A 28-year-old Smyrna man and two alleged accomplices accused of robbing a man in his home Sept. 25 are scheduled to appear in court Monday.
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History lives here
History lives here
At old Sewart Air Force Base
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Smyrna Airport honored as Tennessee's 'Airport of the Year'
Smyrna Airport was honored this week by the Tennessee Aeronautics Division by receiving several awards among airports across the State of Tennessee.
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13-year-old arrested for making explosives
A 13-year-old Smyrna boy was charged with felony manufacturing explosive devices after a homemade device was found Wednesday during a search of his home, Rutherford County Sheriff’s school resource officers said.
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Funeral arrangements set for Tennessee State Trooper
Funeral services have been set for Tennessee State Trooper Andy Wall, who died Saturday night after a traffic accident in Smyrna.
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Smyrna plane crash leaves three dead
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Smyrna receives grant to help educate refugees
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Bredesen awards Highway Safety Grants
Three RuCo agencies awarded $125,000 in funds to improve safety on roadways
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Judge imposes 42-year sentence in rape of mother
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43 county residents nabbed in nationwide sweep
Stephanie Taylor was one of 43 Rutherford County fugitives were arrested as part of the nationwide sweep last month led by the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement agencies.
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Five suspects charged in assault of undercover officer
Five suspects were indicted after they were accused in an attempted assault of an unidentified Smyrna undercover police officer Jan. 16, according to law enforcement enforcement officials.
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Drugs believed linked to Smyrna resident's murder
Illegal drug activity was believed linked to Sunday’s shooting death of Smyrna resident Gordon Travis Garrett outside the Casa Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Nashville.
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Smyrna man charged with rape in Virginia
A Smyrna man was charged Tuesday with rape of a Virginia woman Aug. 1 at the Sandston, Va., weigh station on Interstate 64 near Richmond, officials reported.
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UPDATE: Murder defendant testifies after son gives alibi
Defendant Scott Reynolds is expected to offer more testimony Wednesday about his whereabouts the night the mother of his child was murdered.
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Third defendant enters plea in murder case
A third defendant indicted in the murder of a Smyrna man pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Monday in Circuit Court.
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Smyrna ranked as top place to retire

Smyrna was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s Sept. 20 issue as one of top 10 places in America to retire.

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Nissan workers build first Habitat house
Nissan workers build first Habitat house
Brandy Galland grew up in Smyrna, not far from Nissan’s massive vehicle assembly plant, but she never imagined that the automaker would have a direct and valuable link to her own life.
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Suspect accused of soliciting minor online
A suspect accused of using the Internet to solicit a minor for sex was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of sexual offenses, a sheriff’s detective said today.
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New funds would help link greenways
U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon pushed a bill through the House of Representatives Tuesday to provide $500,000 in funding for greenway trail improvements that would eventually serve as connectors for Nashville and Rutherford County’s greenway systems complement greenway extensions underway across Rutherford County.
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Suspects sought in Ole South forgeries
Suspects sought in Ole South forgeries
Two suspects were believed responsible for more than $15,000 in forgeries of checks drawn on Ole South Properties since April 18, a Smyrna Police spokesman said.
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Murderer will spend life in prison
A 23-year-old convicted murderer showed no reaction when jurors decided Tuesday he will spend his life in prison.
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Jurors review property found in suspect's home
Credit cards in a murder victim's name were found in a suspect's home a few days after he was fatally shot in his home, a sheriff's lieutenant testified Wednesday.
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Jurors examine photos of murder victim's gunshot wound
Jurors examined photographs Tuesday showing a gunshot wound to the neck that caused the death of a Rutherford County man in December 2005.
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