"We invested quite a bit in the remodeling of the outside and the interior, and we especially redeveloped the Play Place for the kids and their families," Daughtry said. "We wanted to support the location, here in the city of La Vergne, and help improve the aesthetics of the area."
Two people were wounded by gunshots at Rogers Park in Murfreesboro this afternoon.
Congratulations to the hard-working, high-achieving college students from Rutherford County who were named to their respective universities' dean's lists last semester.
After nearly a decade, MTSU's Native American Student Association revived what was once one of the top 10 powwows in the United States.
A TBI investigation resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man charged with impersonating an agent.
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the leg by thieves who broke into his car, according to a police report.
National HealthCare Corporation announced long-time health care technology leader B. Anderson "Andy" Flatt has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer.
The Native American Student Association of Middle Tennessee State University is proud to host the Indigenous Peoples' Powwow Feb. 24-26, 2017 at the MTSU Livestock Center.
Turner Construction, university to partner for Aug. 21 Great Tennessee Eclipse Event.
A Murfreesboro family says their children were wrongfully arrested at Hobgood Elementary and has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the 2016 incident, claiming their civil rights were violated.
One kid per class at McFadden School of Excellence was nominated for recognition of their knowledge, January's focus trait.
Selling sub sandwiches to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the shoulder Friday night.
Soups for Smiles is a week long fundraising event where participating restaurants donate a portion of soups sold to Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford County.
University also co-sponsors concert honoring Loretta Lynn.
A Murfreesboro resident is criticizing the removal of electric department general manager Steve Sax from his post, saying it appears to be retribution for his opposition to selling the utility to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
County board also drops entire new school from building plan.
A substitute teacher will no longer be allowed to work for Rutherford County Schools after allegedly "making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day," according to a statement from the school system.
"The students responsible for the bathroom vandalism at Blackman High School have been caught, severely disciplined and will face criminal charges," said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.
Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.
Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.
Fine art and fine craft will be featured during the Boro Art Crawl on Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The crawl takes place in and around the Square and the area soon to become Murfreesboro's art community, the Bottoms.
Princesses in their royal best admired bridal finery both old and new, borrowed and even blue Friday night at Oaklands Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit.
If a wedding is one of the most important days in a couple's life together, then what value do the suits and dresses have?
Seniors in the Blackman Collegiate Academy gathered to share poster presentations of their senior research with families, friends, community members, fellow academy students and Rutherford County School Board dignitaries last Monday night.
On Jan. 25, 2017, Governor Bill Haslam visited Central Magnet School to experience its STEM program.
Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.
Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.
Murfreesboro Police Department has lost 51 officers over the last two years, roughly 10 percent annually, but officials say the turnover rate is more about trends among young officers and factors such as an increasingly difficult job than about bad management.
It was all in the family!
The Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet and awards program Thursday, Jan. 19, at Holiday Inn Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Nearly thirty people filled the local Republican Party's Main Street headquarters Friday to celebrate incoming President Donald Trump's inauguration.
Ocala Road property north of S.R. 840 would cost over $4 million.
Young's seat to remain vacant for now.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a driver's license renewal kiosk for Rutherford County residents.
The state is giving Middle Point Landfill a permit to treat water from its rock-crushing operation despite opposition from area residents and an environmental group.
A national women's group is criticizing the year-plus-long incarceration of Anna Yocca, who was released from jail this week after pleading guilty to a felony charge in connection with a failed effort to perform her own abortion.
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Construction projects throughout Murfreesboro could affect this week's commuters.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.
The Center for the Arts will open its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the award-winning "Alice - A Wonder-Full New Musical."
The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
These construction projects could affect your commute.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
Linebaugh will host local author Alberta Tolbert on Tuesday, January 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Leah Nichole, 13, has the voice, the writing ability and her family's support.
With Murfreesboro Police preparing to discipline six officers in connection with the April arrest of Hobgood Elementary School students, community leaders say they're glad the department is taking action even if it's eight months after the incident.
There is no doubt that 2016 was full of gripping news stories, but here are a few that stood out to us during the year in review.
Broadway star and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater gems at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
For a holiday that holds high in tradition, why must we ask ourselves every year, "what are we eating for Christmas dinner?"
Murfreesboro Symphony, Chorus bring audience to its feet.
Multiple studies indicate that the process of giving--be it time, talk, toil or toys--will often result in lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, lessening depression and greater happiness.
Students at Oakland High School studied hard through December and still found time to help others. Two groups of OHS students recently worked to raise money for those in need.
Last Monday Sprouts Farmers Market and its customers donated bagged essentials to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, enabling the food bank to serve more struggling families in Rutherford County.
A Rutherford County jail inmate is charged with assault after allegedly attacking a detention center officer because he was mad about losing trusty status, records show.
Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating the murder of a man late Friday night at an Indian Park Drive residence after several people allegedly kidnapped a woman, took her there and shot the victim.
The Rutherford County Commission met Dec. 15 to discuss plans for appointing an interim sheriff, as well as consider rezoning requests and a fundraising plea from Motlow State Community College.
Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS (MTAR) recently held food drives for the hungry in their service areas.
"It's the holocaust of 2016," said Adnan Shamdin. "Why is this okay today?"
This month, the nonprofit organizations of Rutherford County are taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our community, for serving as a volunteer, for bringing donations and for supporting them financially. In their own words . . .
Emergency workers had to slow-walk their response to a truck fire early Wednesday off I-24 in the Buchanan area after they found out they were dealing with hazardous materials, according to Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
Lawsuit alleges negligence at Rutherford County Jail.
Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.
Zac Brown Band to headline benefit Dec. 17 for those affected by Gatlinburg-area wildfires.
"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker
Central Magnet School received awards at the South's BEST, or Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, robotics championship held at Auburn University Dec. 3-4. The school received the third-place award for Team Exhibit and Interview, and the third-place award for Most Photogenic Robot.
Newly married, honored by governor, Chelsea Culbreth loves education.
Moxie Art Supply welcomed area artists in from the cold Friday night for its grand reopening during the Boro Art Crawl and Holiday Shop and Stroll downtown.
Seventh grade homeschool student Anna Creel's Nutcracker-themed colored pencil piece won a first place ribbon in Dreamingincolor's young artist contest recently, and was showcased at Friday night's art crawl.
One kid per class from kindergarten through fifth grade at McFadden School of Excellence was nominated for recognition of their honor -- November's focus trait.
School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.
For only $10 adopt a cat or kitten from PAWS for the holidays. The facility currently has more than 50 felines, resulting in an adoption special until Saturday.
A Rutherford County jail inmate has died after becoming ill while in detention, the sheriff's office reported.
Some of President-elect Donald Trump's most pointed rhetoric during his campaign was against those who are "different" from him: immigrants, refugees and Muslims.
Dreams came true for at least 1,892 people at MTSU Saturday, Dec. 10, as they accepted their hard-earned graduate and undergraduate degrees inside Murphy Center at the university's fall 2016 commencement ceremonies.
With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.
DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.
A Murfreesboro woman accused of stealing investors' money is being fined $50,000 and barred from securities work in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
The Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club started presenting third graders with dictionaries in 2007.
Christmas at Oaklands a favorite holiday pastime.
Thursday afternoon a special meeting to address issues associated with Middle Point Landfill opened Murfreesboro City Council's session.
University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.
'Boro police, firefighters make party special for 8-year-old twins.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Garrett is set to leave his position in December after six years with the department and a long tenure with Murfreesboro Police.
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.
The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."
"The Christmas Schooner" will sail again at Center for the Arts December 2 through 18.
The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is waiting for a state attorney general opinion before making a decision on a campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Jim Tracy, a state official said.
After second failed inspection, decertification recommended.
A Rutherford County deputy was forced to spring into action Tuesday in Circuit Court to keep an inmate from attacking a district attorney.
Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.
In the face of fear, kindness counts.
It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!
"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.
Additions to soccer field design and other items from City Council meeting.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its 4th annual "Let Freedom Ring" Veterans Day concert on Friday night.
McFadden 4th graders have been studying curriculum for a hands-on, real world simulation through Junior Achievement's BizTown.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, Lancaster Christian Academy hosted its annual Science Fair and Chili Cook-Off.
Michael Brown Sr. will deliver an address titled "Chosen for Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Attorney Albert Bender, a Cherokee activist from Antioch, Tennessee, will talk about what he has witnessed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room N119 of the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building.
Nonprofit sees first approval of request for 'voluntary annexation' of more than 194 acres.
Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.
'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.
Work skills training includes grammar, being on time, no cell phones.
An exploding Death Star, Jedi games and costume contests at the Star Wars-themed event.
Matthew Blomeley has been officially named the new assistant director of the City Planning Department. Blomeley had previously served as principal planner since 2006 and currently serves under Planning Director Gary Whitak
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engine 3 and Rescue 8 are on the scene of a gas leak at Dill Lane.
Consider these projects when planning your commute this week.
Ketron alleges voter fraud remains a problem.
Rutherford County is establishing a community partnership with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Brigade Combat Team to create a base of support as the soldiers embark on another combat mission.
A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming her elderly mother died from negligence by local healthcare providers, mainly involving a botched diuretic prescription.
University board of trustees appointee Darrell Freeman tells students to think big.
With the already deadly Hurricane Matthew representing the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund to support affected communities, the victims and their ongoing needs.
Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.
The Boro Art Crawl turns one this month. On October 14, the crawl will feature more artists and artwork than ever before in 25 different locations from 6-9 p.m.
She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.
Rutherford County Schools suspended an elementary teacher at Eagleville School for allegedly stealing prescription medicine from the nurse's office, the school system reported.
It's time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season is scheduled to get underway Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) and representatives from Thrivent Financial dedicated a brand new Habitat house to the Reese family September 27 as part of the 2016 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program.
Or drop in for a tasty bite at new restaurant location in Gateway District.
A Murfreesboro couple is suing a local physician and the Women's Clinic for $15 million, claiming the doctor's failure to treat a patient properly led to Stage IV breast cancer and probable death.
Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
North Highland Avenue Planning Study, Oct. 10 for key planning concepts review; Historic Bottoms Planning Study, Oct. 11 for preliminary concepts review.
Overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry!
A decade ago, when her friends were dreaming of getting their drivers' licenses, Alli Wilcox was dreaming of getting her tattoo license.
The 9th Annual Foundation & Fashions will return Thursday, October 13 to Stones River Country Club.
Eight students from five high schools in Rutherford County have been named semifinalists for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced this week.
Students see first-hand what careers in construction look like.
Earlier this month The Blackman Community Club awarded two $750 scholarships to graduates from Blackman and Stewart Creek High Schools.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday, waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, Ala.
As local leaders tout a $189.5 million investment here by FedEx, the proposal still must go through Murfreesboro's annexation and rezoning process and a traffic study to determine how to move delivery trucks on congested roads.
The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.
Occasions Events provides venue for banquets, anniversaries and more.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is awarding 291 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.
Local first responders gathered on the Public Square Friday morning with the public to remember their fallen brothers and sisters as well as the many civilians who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the sacrifices of our armed forces.
Healthcare provider to create close to 400 jobs over the next five years.
Murfreesboro's own Discovery Center recently got a financial boost with a little help from public power.
Two month 'cooling off period' will allow for assessment of impact on government services.
Roy Waldron was in the home-building business for years. He estimates he built in upwards of 1,000 homes in La Vergne, but most people today know him as the namesake of Roy Waldron Elementary School.
Murfreesboro Soccer Club recently named Tre Arhagba director of goalkeeping, Matt Manning director of recreational soccer and Jason Finley U9-U12 technical director.
Kay Eischeid was "kind of in a trance" as her daughter was sworn in as a General Sessions Court judge.
Renewed push for vouchers, 'social and emotional education' discussed.
With pro-voucher groups touting legislative victories for school-choice supporters, Tennessee education leaders are gearing up to oppose another run at a bill allowing use of public money for students to attend private schools.
Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.
The dorm-style apartments already on East Main are "enough."
Hospital to double in size, while PRD reduces density of development.
Ciara Taylor wants to assist doctors and nurses by working in a laboratory, providing diagnostic test results in her future career contribution to patient care.
For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.
Rutherford County and Sheriff Robert Arnold settled a lawsuit for $137,500 with a former jailer who filed suit in 2014 claiming the sheriff violated her constitutional rights by firing her - even calling her a "cancer" - after she supported another sheriff candidate.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is proud to announce the appointment of key individuals in leadership positions for the upcoming school year.
An MTSU alumna can claim that her company's product is the "Pick of Tennessee."
National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention.
Council approves asbestos abatement for MFRD to host event at site.
Council, MED board jointly discuss control of city-owned utility.
More than half will pay extra costs for Smyrna's Rocky Fork Middle.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
Murfreesboro residents gathered at Patterson Park Community Center for the city's "visioning workshop" to discuss the future of the Highland Corridor.
Tennessee's state dance is deeply social in nature, and with reportedly 836 people promenading around the historic courthouse, July 7 was a dance party of epic proportions.
The 39th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days has come to a close, but relive the fun with snapshots from the festival.
Bloodhound Georgia used her sense of smell to safely locate a missing 83-year-old Cannon County man clinging to two small trees in a dense hilly area Friday off Doolittle Road, a Rutherford County Sheriff's lieutenant said.
Downtown-area property owners, residents, business owners, community leaders, interested stakeholders and the general public are invited to participate in a visioning workshop Monday, July 11 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center, meeting rooms A and B.
On June 24 Jessica Miranda Campos was killed in a high speed chase on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
Megan Elise Tudor, a homeschool graduate from Murfreesboro, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University's most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.
The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
Folk dance troupes from three different countries arrived in Rutherford County last week to perform in the International Folk Festival.
The annual Blessing of the Bikes offers anyone on wheels the opportunity to have their trike, wheelchair, scooter, moped or other similar transportation blessed while enjoying a free bike wash and learning bicycle safety from MFRD.
One year after an unsolved arson wreaked havoc on the Legal Aid Society's Murfreesboro office, the workspace is in even better shape than before.
Local student athletes showed up to show off at Michigan Head Coach John Harbaugh's satellite football camp in Murfreesboro.
Policies passed include allowing religion in curriculum.
Mostly, the Murfreesboro City Council decided to wait to decide what to do Thursday night. First, it decided to postpone discussing a proposed 2.5 percent increase in the city's hotel/motel room tax, at least until August - which means the tax increase will not be part of the 2016-17 budget unless it's added back in later.
The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Spring 2016 Chancellor's Honor Roll
In honor of the Tennessee Arts Commission's annual conference taking place in Murfreesboro this year, the Boro Art Crawl will occur for two nights in June.
Seven high school seniors each received $1,000 scholarships from the Rutherford County Sheriff's School Resource Officers.
With Campbell abstaining, vote is 5-0 to send request to city council.
A Smyrna woman faces indictment on a misdemeanor truancy charge for keeping her autistic son out of school after she disagreed with Rutherford County Schools' plan to protect him from injury.
Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Candace McQueen made the decision to cancel the remaining tests on Wednesday, April 27, and also said the state will be immediately terminating the contract with Measurement Incorporated, the vendor who won a $108 million contract to provide testing services.
GPS devices will be required on all buses serving the county school system, the Rutherford County School Board decided in a unanimous vote at its regular meeting Thursday night.
Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.
City school board takes a look at spending needs for upcoming year.
State could help provide it with Gov. Haslam's expanded funding plan.
MTSU's Global Studies program is encouraging the community to attend a unique multimedia exhibit in Murfreesboro honoring the cultural diversity in the region through stories of migration.
To its relief, board learns they won't be ready in time.
To help kick-start the upcoming MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend, the colleges of Liberal Arts and Basic and Applied Sciences are inviting people to attend classes, labs and lectures at no cost.
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.
Unfairness, lack of validity, pressure on kids and teachers all cited.
County to need about 60 new teachers for about 1,300 new students.
Inaugural Capstone Gallery Walk showcases research projects of graduating seniors.
State Farm presented a check for $20,000 to Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee during last week's "JA in a Day" event at Mitchell Neilson Elementary.
Funding approval faces two more steps as enrollment skyrockets
'Antiquated' Blackman, Florence roads need widening, neighbors say
Policy gets first nod to set uniform rates for use of facilities
'It's nearly that time when legislature suspends rules'
Opponents of a limited voucher bill designed to send poorer students to private schools using public funds are glad the measure could be dead for the year.
Dual enrollment and new JROTC building 'among better means for improvement.'
The city of Murfreesboro and Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, officially broke ground and launched Miracle Field at SportsCom last week.
Last Tuesday morning Uncle Dave Macon Days organizers thought a record breaking square dance on the Square would be Wednesday's big announcement. Late that afternoon, they found out they were wrong.
Bye, bye, 2015. You were a very good year for Rutherford, according to county and school officials including Mayor Ernest Burgess and Director of Schools Don Odom.
Advance Auto Parts is set to invest $24.5 million in a La Vergne distribution center and create 200 new jobs in Rutherford County, officials announced.
Murfreesboro's growing infrastructure a visible indicator of vitality.
$300 mil building plan also approved for submission to county commission.
Over five years, city budgets $313 mil in capital spending.
The eastbound lanes of I-24 were completely closed Monday afternoon, so commuters coming back to and through Rutherford County from Nashville could tell this wasn't your ordinary weekday afternoon traffic jam. It wasn't road construction or a stalled vehicle on the shoulder.
Middle Tennessee has limited choices for mass transit: light rail on existing train tracks or a monorail system.
Retiring city attorney praised for her skill, dedication.
Rutherford County Schools did well on their state report card, according to Director of Schools Don Odom.
A few years ago a mother brought her twelve-year-old to see me after school. "Tom" was complaining of persistent pain in his mid to lower back.
Just two years after opening a new classroom building, Motlow State Community College's Smyrna site already needs more space to meet student growth, largely driven by Tennessee Promise, the college's president says.
The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Craig Tindall of Phoenix to serve as the new city attorney.
Houston-based Conn's HomePlus is set to build a distribution center in La Vergne, a $17 million investment expected to create 100 jobs, officials announced today.
Board hears about help programs, capital improvement plan.
The City Council is set to interview two candidates for the city attorney post, attorneys from Arizona and McMinnville, one with family connections here, after a nationwide search to fill the position.
Dr. Linda Gilbert says parents, church taught her to care.
REA to give input yearly on salaries, benefits, calendar.
Pharmacist Chad Mills of Mills Family Pharmacy was recently recognized for his work with Middle Tennessee pharmaceutical students.
Income growth trend saves average home about $252 a year.
Crissy Haslam kicked off United Way's After School Network Summit and Teacher Resource Fair.
Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.
Commission OKs 2 banks, assisted-living site and Honda relocation.
New building at John Colemon, addition at Roy Waldro.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
Industrial rezoning of Joe B. Jackson site approved with covenant
Schools within the city of Murfreesboro rank among the best in the nation as recently published in the education research website www.Niche.com.
The results have been released from the 2014-15 school year's TCAP testing, and generally, Rutherford County Schools compare favorably with the three largest nearby counties - Davidson, Williamson and Wilson.
Objections voiced at stakeholders' meeting Tuesday
Kitchen & Bath Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create Approximately 600 New Jobs.
National athletic retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. opened its newest store in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
As a business leader and involved citizen in Murfreesboro, Agent Christopher Poplin of the Christopher Poplin Allstate Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have been gaining on Chattanooga and Hamilton County in population totals for 10 years or so. This past week, during Spring Fling, we passed both and were officially the fourth largest city and county in the state. This will soon be permanent.
A starting your own business/business plan 1 seminar will be held May 19 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
The Center for the Arts presents the musical Bonnie and Clyde May 15-31. Frank Wildhorn's electrifying story of love, adventure and the crimes that captured the attention of the country is fearless in its betrayal of the reckless young lovers.
The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department has a new man on the links. Jex Wilson was recently appointed as Director of Instruction and Youth Development.
Redeemer Classical Academy has scheduled its second Coffee at the Academy for Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. on the campus of the school.
The Main Street JazzFest committee has confirmed artists for this year's festival. Taking place May 1-2 on the Square in Murfreesboro, organizers are planning to follow the success of the previous year with a well-rounded music lineup.
Sterling Organization vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla., has announced the acquisition of Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro. The asset was purchased via the firm's institutional fund Sterling Value Add Partners II, LP.
The deadline for college scholarship applications for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship program is quickly approaching.
MURFREESBORO - City Planners recommended rezoning Wednesday night for commercial use that will enable a Sprouts Farmers Market to be constructed as part of a retail development on the Haynes Family farm located along Memorial Boulevard just north of AdamsPlace.
Choices are abound when it comes to choosing a Murfreesboro private school.
An upscale grocery store proposed for a 15-acre tract on Memorial Boulevard could be The Fresh Market.
MURFREESBORO - Firefighters put out a fire in minutes early this morning when they were called to Silverado Way where smoke was pouring out of the home.
Murfreesboro firefighters put out a vehicle fire at the South Church Street Pilot store Saturday night, then extinguished a potential blaze on Birch Court Sunday morning.
Trying to break ties with federal education rules, state Sen. Bill Ketron is seeking passage of a resolution designed to end what he calls overreach by the U.S. Department of Education.
Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is pleased to announce they are one of 82 projects across the United States receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm to School Program. MCS received a $40,000 planning grant to increase the use of locally farmed food in school lunchrooms and to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers.
Celebrate the new year all over again with the official Murfreesboro premiere of a short film created by MTSU students, faculty and alumni.
The national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has for the fourth consecutive year awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.
MURFREESBORO - Two Southeast Broad Street residents are suing the city of Murfreesboro and a rehabilitation company claiming the former home of County Attorney Jim Cope was turned into a treatment facility - in violation of the city's zoning ordinance - and will hurt their neighborhood and property values.
The daily lives of Rutherford County's Clark and Christi Powers do not differ too much from that of the everyday person, but their cause is one that is full of meaning and dates back to their childhood and upbringing.
What links one generation to another? Perhaps it is the legacy of faith that links one generation to another.
The fourth annual Brewsboro Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11 at The Avenue® Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro's Eric Hein has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on Sept. 18 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.
MTSU junior Clinton Knox III more or less stumbled upon an idea that has taken off the past couple of years. While dining at a local restaurant , Knox and friends keenly observed how others their age interacted with themselves and employees of the restaurant, and it was quite disturbing.
Kitten on the Keys is an evening of storytelling interwoven with the musical stylings of Jonny Gowow. It will be performed at Murfreesboro Little Theatre on August 22-23 at 8 p.m.
Claus Thormaehlen, chairman of the Board for FCB Corporation, announces the promotion of Tim Spry to President / CEO of First National Bank of Manchester, Woodbury and Murfreesboro.
MTSU’s Confucius program is building educational relationships to internationalize the university at a minimal cost locally and without giving up control over academics, according to officials.
The MTSU Department of Art is pleased to present, “Passport to Happiness,” July 22–August 15, 2014 with an opening reception Monday, July 21, 2014, 5–7 p.m. Experience multimedia artworks and artifacts created in Denmark, Norway, and America that focus on the theme of happiness and showcase why Scandinavians are the happiest people in the world.
Macon Music Education announces Dena Oneal as the Director for 2014-15. She has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee and a master of Education degree from MTSU.
The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.
Could you stand for your teenagers to spend two additional years in high school, or would you want them out of the house as soon as possible?
Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board.
Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell wants to remind county business owners of a critical change in the business tax license renewal process --- the renewals must be filed online.
Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board. New board members are Virginia Howell of Service Insurance Group, Ajay Agnihotri with Agni Group and Scott Walker of WGNS Radio.
Beginning next academic year, the service that makes sure MTSU students look their best when interviewing for jobs will have a permanent location.
Raiders’ Closet, the collection of donated gently used professional attire, will move into the former testing center next to the Career Development Center on the third floor of the Keathley University Center.
The time once again is at hand for Nashville’s premier, modern handmade market, Porter Flea. Taking place June 6-7, the market returns to the Track One building in Nashville for a consecutive time.
A seminar aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are will be held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on May 28 from 3-6 p.m.
Small business owners are invited to learn what options are available for themselves, their families and their businesses under the Affordable Health Care Act at seminar in Columbia on May 20.
Main Street's JazzFest kicked off on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 2 and ran through May 3.
Representatives of Uncle Dave Macon Days have announced the festival’s 2014 Trailblazer and Heritage Award winners.
In addition to the outdoor stages piping out jazzy sounds on the Murfreesboro Public Square, some other downtown Murfreesboro venues will join in the fun as part of the Jazz After Dark program.
More than 750 schoolchildren enjoyed the wow factor Tuesday, April 15, and could’ve cared less that it was tax day for their mom’s and dad’s. They were enjoying a field trip to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center for the first of what organizers anticipate will be many Agricultural Education Spring Flings.
After making the rounds speaking with representatives from companies ranging from the Hershey Co. to Walgreens to PepsiCo, MTSU senior Tyler Baker was pleased with his visit to the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, career fair inside the Student Union Ballroom.
Coconut Bay Café celebrated its 15th year in business on Tuesday night, and at the same time, took advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community.
Murfreesboro resident Phil King is has formally announced he is seeking a seat on the Murfreesboro City School Board. King believes that a strong elementary education program sets the foundation for student learning that will last a life time.
Business owners who have a relationship with a business banker have the benefit of an experienced partner to help them meet their business objectives.
The previous year was an advantageous one for Rutherford County and 2014 looks to be one with much promise as well.
When it comes to jobs, Rutherford County saw over 2,300 new jobs created and $283 million in capital investments were made by the relocation or expansion of companies operating in the county.
Case will cost taxpayers more than $30,000
MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.
The Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report. It was the fifth business broken into in the past week and a half in Murfreesboro.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.
How do pedophiles find their way into the teaching profession?
New Beginning Coaching Services announced this week that Jason B. Bour has been picked to speak at the Tennessee Department of Education’s Partners in Education Conference at the Opryland Hotel and Conference later this month.
Authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse will visit Linebaugh Public Library for a lecture and signing of their newly released book, “All Things Hidden,” on Monday, Feb. 10.
Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.
Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.
An unidentified suspect allegedly snatched a purse from a woman Monday as she was walking in the parking lot of Raider’s Ridge Apartments -- all while a group of men stood by and watched the incident unfold.
The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at Middle Tennessee State University as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for residents.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. recently promoted Amber Johnson, of Murfreesboro, to the position of claims examiner, according to a press release.
Murfreesboro authorities are investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Heritage Park Drive.
Firefighters are hoping their efforts will lead to the recovery of a Jack Russell terrier who was critically injured Sunday in a car crash on Franklin Road.
Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.
Two high-producing mortgage loan officers have been promoted to vice president by First National Bank of McMinnville, company President Pieter van Vurren recently announced.
Former Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez will share his story Monday, Feb. 3, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Gov. Bill Haslam has created a task force to study the Basic Education Program, which is the funding formula for elementary, middle and high schools.
AAA is holding a career fair next week in an effort to hire more than 100 people to fill roadside assistance customer advocate positions for its brand new customer interaction center.
Police have released the names of two men who were killed Wednesday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.
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.
MTSU men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow is good people.
Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.
Nearly $500 worth of tools and lawn equipment was reportedly stolen early Monday from a shed behind a Sherrill Boulevard residence in the Meadow Green subdivision.
Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.
An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and ExpressJet Airlines recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.
Men found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot
President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech
District Attorney General Bill Whitesell is working with law enforcement officers, school principals and guidance counselors to combat school violence by identifying warning signs among teens, as part of a new initiative that is being launched statewide.
The Middle School Basketball Tournament got underway at Blackman Middle on Saturday with six games, three of which were won by the lower seeded teams.
Years ago, older and wiser friends and family advised us to travel while we still can, and not wait until it became too difficult because of age and ailments.
Tennessee Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program as a practice committed to delivering the highest quality in cancer care, company officials announced Tuesday.
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
Rick LaLance announced Thursday he has decided to run for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company
With the midstate facing bitterly cold temperatures, MTEMC officials reminding members to take precautions to keep their homes warm while minimizing the impact on their electric bills.
Although women’s basketball has continued to grow the past decade, it hasn’t always been the most popular sport in terms of being followed by men.
After listening to Middle Tennessee State University student Verinique Bailey, of La Vergne, share the story of why and how she started the “I Am Me” organization on campus, even I was ready to join.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Nick Roerig and Gordon Shaffer, the owners of the Two Men And A Truck franchise are opening a new office in Murfreesboro, according to a recent announcement.
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.
The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.
The city may be rapidly growing, but when it comes to businesses there are many that are still owned by individuals from right here in town.
Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.
Oakland High School senior Brooklyn Goolesby addressed her peers and an attentive crowd at the annul Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County Youth of the Year luncheon on Saturday.
The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.
Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.
The Blackman-Oakland boys basketball game slated for Friday, Jan. 24, at Blackman will be televised live on MyTV30 at 8 p.m. as part of its High School Hoops broadcasts.
The overall crime rate in Murfreesboro continued to improve in 2013, falling by a solid 2 percent due to a reduction in violent offenses, according to new data released by city officials.
Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?
What chance do a bunch of cowboys have against a group of mixed martial arts fighters and body builders?
Dr. Marcus A. Owen has joined the rheumatology department at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, company officials announced Tuesday.
Bob Gerard has been named the new Rutherford County executive for the Tennessee affiliate of Fifth Third Bank, company officials announced Friday.
Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.
The lush island nation often called “the crossroads of the Pacific” is the destination for a new faculty-led Middle Tennessee State University study abroad excursion.
Central Magnet School will play host to the third annual Super Trivia Bowl and auction on Saturday, Jan. 25.
A fire hydrant purchased by neighbors helped firefighters with the Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department combat a blaze inside a detached garage Wednesday on Orchard Park Drive, said Fire Chief Larry Farley.
We have watched Hyundai with great interest since the Korean company started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986, but we’ve been especially fascinated the last few years as it went from being the butt of jokes to being an industry leader.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer training on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for residents interested in helping with literacy programs and special events throughout the coming months.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.
Amazon.com Inc. is actively hiring for more than 500 full-time positions with benefits starting at its fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, company officials recently announced.
Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine the identity of the male suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left two men injured Saturday at University Ridge Apartments.
From now until Saturday, Jan. 25, be sure to visit Publix in support of the Special Olympics.
The Murfreesboro City Council recently adopted a new building and fire codes to insure the continued health and safety of residents.
Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign
Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.
Out Front On Main Inc. will present “Evil Dead: The Musical” beginning Thursday, Jan. 23.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a Florida woman was raped while attending a New Year’s Eve party in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.
Bowling is a family affair for the Shattucks, and Oakland High senior standout Jackie Shattuck recently qualified for this week’s 2014 TSSAA Girls State Bowling Tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
Sherrill Pest Control has been recognized by Pest Control Technology, a national trade publication for the industry.
Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.
Todd Art Gallery is kicking off the spring 2014 semester Tuesday, Jan. 21, with a fresh new exhibit entitled “Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition” and an awards reception for the participating international artists.
Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.
A year from now, Middle Tennessee State University will enter its next era in the world of science, all because of a new building.
The Murfreesboro Basketball League tipped off its 2014 season last weekend.
The games are coming faster and faster as area teams get ready for the district tournament at Siegel High School.
All charges against a retired accountant accused of mismanaging nearly $1 million in retirement funds have been dismissed following the death of the alleged victim in the case.
An early morning fire displaced three residents Saturday from their apartment in Northfield Commons, located at 2325 Willowbrook Drive.
The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association is hosting a pre-retirment seminar for educators on Thursday, Jan. 23, at North Boulevard Church of Christ.
Authorities have identified the victim murdered Thursday by a man who allegedly killed himself moments after shooting her to death inside a Village Lake Drive residence.
Collier Smith announced Tuesday that she is seeking to retain her seat on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education in the April elections.
Small-business owner Doug Young announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Murfreesboro City Council.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a recent string of car burglaries in the Spring Lake subdivision, located off Florence Road near the Blackman community.
Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.
With spring semester classes ready to begin Thursday, Jan. 16, the opening of the Student Services and Admissions Building in March is going to be a welcome addition to the MTSU campus, officials said.
The Oakland High School dance team won several awards Saturday at the Ameri-Dance Music City Championship in Nashville.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Known for his tasty celebrity cake creations, Jay Qualls is bringing his culinary know-how to reality TV as one of 16 competitors on the cooking contest “The Taste,” which recently launched its second season on ABC.
We can’t think of any auto company that has made as massive of turnaround as Jaguar.
The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center will host the Third Annual Borovino wine tasting event on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.
Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.
Four women from differing backgrounds but with a common passion for photography are displaying their creative work at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts gallery through Thursday, January 30.
The McFadden Community Center will be closed until mid-May while it undergoes major renovations, officials with the city of Murfreesboro announced Monday.
Churches from across Murfreesboro gathered Sunday to help MTSU students stay on the path to getting their degrees.
JoJo’s goal was pretty simple: He just wanted to be able to read simple books.
While gathering birthday gifts for my daughter, Anne, this week, I found a hidden treasure in the basement that I planned to send.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington has officially announced plans to seek the city’s highest elected office.
Youths experiencing discipline issues with parents or trouble at school might consider getting a free reality check beginning in February at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
A few years ago, Riverdale High School formed a Girls Basketball Hall of Fame that inducts new members every two years.
The Murfreesboro chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host the second annual Civil Rights Week through Monday, Jan. 20.
The Linebaugh Public Library will hold its annual Adult Winter Reading Program beginning Monday, Jan. 27.
Churches from across the area will join together Sunday, Jan. 12, for a program to celebrate unity among congregations and help MTSU students in need of emergency financial assistance.
Daily campus tours led by the Middle Tennessee State University Office of Admissions are about to resume for the spring semester.
Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
We’ve driven the latest generation Ford Focus and the Focus Electric and liked them both, but to us, they simply don’t compare to the latest offering, the Focus ST.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a structure fire at Associated Masonry Products, located at 1311 W. College St., just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved Wednesday a request for a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following more discussion of the issue.
A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of selling marijuana out of his Palmer Drive house.
The 39th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
Tangerine Salon and Spa has been named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 200 salons in the nation.
A Murfreesboro City Schools teacher has been recognized for her work with the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year award, officials recently announced.
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will hold a community lecture about President Andrew Jackson on Thursdsay, Jan. 16.
Officials with the Bour Charity Classic have announced the inaugural Bour Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 20, at Indian Hills Golf Course.
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.
Fire destroys vacant Murfreesboro house
Murfreesboro City Schools will be open Wednesday, Jan. 8, on time.
Firefighters spent more than an hour Tuesday battling a fire that broke out at house on South Baird Lane.
The Support and Training for Exceptional Parents organization is holding a free workshop in Spanish for parents of special needs students Monday, Jan. 14, at Mitchell-Neilson School.
Two juvenile girls have been arrested in connection with several fires that were allegedly set on purpose in the area of Agri Park Drive on Christmas Day.
All Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the extremely cold weather that has swept across Tennessee.
The marketing director for the Demos Family Restaurants has been named the new campaign manager for Murfreesboro mayoral candidate Shane McFarland.
Stephen Ashburn, of Murfreesboro, said he sometimes feels as if he is like David taking on Goliath. He has the faith and believes his mission has merit, but knowing where to place his best shot is a little daunting.
Most kids dream about getting their driver’s license when they turn 16, but the son of country star Aaron Tippin, who is trained pilot, had loftier pursuits.
The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is accepting live Christmas trees and greenery at its public works facility at 4765 Florence Road.
A veteran police officer announced Friday that he has decided to run for the District 17 seat on the Rutherford County Commission during the upcoming elections slated for later this year.
Now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the great youth sports moments from last year.
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host its inaugural Community Baby Shower in January 2014 to benefit at-risk families in the area.
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee will sponsor the inaugural Peace and Justice Art Competition showcasing artwork by local students beginning in January 2014.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.
In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, Tennessee responded to 932 disasters in the region in 2013.
An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a Murfreesboro deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.
The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations recently recognized Centerstone for its mental health services and community outreach efforts during its annual awards ceremony in Murfreesboro.
The Middle Tennessee State University College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the Top 20 programs in the U.S.
As more and more people try to quit smoking, the electronic cigarette industry continues to gain ground, including here in Rutherford County.
When a company sets out to reinvent the best-selling vehicle of all time – over 40 million sold worldwide to date – it has to work very carefully, especially when it comes to the design.
When I think of Oakland High School football, I immediately think of Ray Hughes.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will stage the popular “Shrek the Musical” beginning Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
I have met more people willing to be so compassionate even when they don’t even know me.
Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
A woman is facing two counts of theft charges after she allegedly participated in a gift card scheme to defraud Wal-Mart.
Tennessee has been named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates
An account has been established at SunTrust Bank to help defray funeral expenses for an MTSU graduate killed in a traffic crash.
Christa Campbell has been named assistant principal at Cason Lane Academy, Director of Schools Linda Gilbert and Principal Lee Wilkerson announced the appointment last week.
All sorts of FAFSA-related questions can be answered Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at MTSU.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers recently received a total of 21 awards at the 2013 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association Conference held in Chattanooga.
Firefighters were busy Monday morning with two fires that occurred with an hour of each other, leaving one family displaced only days before Christmas.
The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader who is on probation for allegedly fondling a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after failing a drug test.
This Christmas, the message of giving was fulfilled by many Rutherford County residents who brought new and used totes and suitcases to Storage Plus in Murfreesboro for more than 600 local foster children.
Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.
The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.
Officials with Rutherford County Schools have been alerted to a potentially dangerous cyberbullying trend in light of some Instagram photos and comments.
Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.
Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.
Officials announced Tuesday a teacher from Cason Lane Academy has been picked to serve as assistant principal at Scales Elementary School.
The city is accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Murfreesboro Citizens Academy, which will begins in February 2014.
The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.
This week, the personnel from the Rutherford County Fire Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores, will be donating 50 bicycles to area children.
Launching careers and juggling new responsibilities will be a wonderful challenge, Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed told new Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, but carving out time for community service is critical too.
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
Jeffrey L. Peach has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination on the May 2014 ballot for a Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship.
The closest thing to a sure bet in Rutherford County is that you don’t have to go far to find a Civil War history buff.
Linda Burt, the director of the Saint Clair Street Senior Center, recently announced that she plans to retire, effective Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.
Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.
For a trio of Murfreesboro siblings, the Hofferts, it has been a quick learning experience.
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire at Redwood Park Apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard Saturday morning.
Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.
The United Way’s annual report for June 1, 2012, to July 30, 2013, is now available at www.yourlocaluw.org.
It was a special day at the Murphy Center on Thursday as more than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools students attended the Lady Raiders game against Kennesaw State to mark Education Day.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?
MTSU lost a legend Monday with the passing of former coach and professor Joe Black Hayes, who was 98 years old.
A local business owner who is actively involved in the Republican Party has announced he is running for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
Three Middle Tennessee State University students recently earned cash for their business concepts after pitching them during the university’s first Student Business Idea Competition.
The MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday at the Murphy Center will have some young news faces in attendance.
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has signed an agreement with North China University of Technology to allow exchange students.
Two retail leaders within the local affiliate of Fifth Third Bank have been promoted, company officials announced Wednesday.
MTSU legendary coach and administrator Joe Black Hayes died Monday. He was 98 years old.
A Middle Tennessee State University nursing professor was recently honored as the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Education Award.
The assistant principal of Scales Elementary School has been tapped to serve as the new principal.
The owner of a local bail bonds company recently announced she is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk race slated for May 2014.
City crews are still working to repair a busted storm drain and sinkhole that opened up Monday on Old Fort Parkway in the Cason Lane area.
No one was injured this weekend when fire broke out at Brookwood Terrace Apartments in Murfreesboro, officials said.
In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.
Why not join the MTSU community in Hale Arena at the Murphy Center on the campus for the fall 2013 commencement ceremonies?
This is the time of year that blood demand goes up, yet donations go down, according to officials with the American Red Cross.
Police are still trying to figure out why a group of unknown suspects would break into a Vaughn Street home just to smoke marijuana and dye their hair.
Joe Chambers would be the first to tell anyone about the importance of relationships. His successful career is proof positive, and he also admits that hard work and creativity are just as important.
Local nonprofit Special Kids Inc. co-founder Carrie Goodwin recently won the Adam Award presented by Students Taking A Right Stand in Nashville.
Police are still trying to determine the identity of two men wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.
A longtime banker who once worked for Wilson Bank & Trust has rejoined the company as a financial adviser at the Northwest Broad Street location in Murfreesboro.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
The teen-led organization Sustaining a Village Everyday will hold an art and craft show at the Rutherford County Lane-Agri Park Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 7.
When the Murfreesboro Christmas parade heads down East Main Street, this year's grand marshal will be a local resident who helps the homeless on a daily basis.
Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners.
In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.
This holiday season, can you sponsor a needy child or a disabled adult?
Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.
Elizabeth “Liz” Stuard has joined Roscoe Brown Inc. as service and sales representative, company officials recently announced.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.
Local nonprofit organization Special Kids Inc. is in need of sponsors to donate necessities for families in need this holiday season as part of its annual Cornelius Christmas program.
Officials are reminding property owners that property taxes are due by the end of the month and interest will begin accruing on Wednesday, Jan. 1, on any unpaid balance.
The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
When the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team steps on the court Tuesday at Murphy Center, they will be wearing special Blackout Game jerseys to affirm their devotion to the university's True Blue values.
Emergency dispatchers were flooded Monday afternoon with conflicting calls concerning an explosion.
Officials are expected to make recommendations this month regarding the best possible ways to address traffic congestion near Rockvale schools.
Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately?
MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.
Diners at Toot’s Restaurant on Northwest Broad Street will help provide Christmas for 25 at-risk children during the "Shop with the Sheriff" donation drive from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is launching a new program Monday aimed at catching dangerous drivers through a new unit that will be patrolling the area in unmarked cars.
Youth is a time of movement, both physical and geographical. They feel free to go just about anywhere their hearts, minds and careers take them.
Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2014, the Nissan Rogue is a product of the company’s Common Module Family architecture.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill sums up this month by saying “remember November.”
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting Murfreesboro author Julie Byrnes next week for a book signing.
Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.
Kara Edgens and Brenetta Taylor have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as client service center specialists, company officials announced last week.
The team finished the weekend going 0-5, but many of the players said they feel like the program is on the right track in terms of competing at a national level despite the finish.
Rutherford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee School Boards Association.
A longtime employee of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the STARS award for the month of October.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are discouraging the residential use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers in light of recent incidents.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
Officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire that was allegedly started on purpose Wednesday on Taylor Close off Middleton Lane.
A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.
A school can only have one basketball opening night and this week it was Thursday night at Stewarts Creek vs the Independence Eagles. It was the first home game in Stewarts Creek history and everyone was there.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named Main Street JazzFest one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast for May 2014.
The Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting a business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.
Dr. Meredith Schweitzer has joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials recently announced.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of Dewayne King to vice president and retail regional manager.
Black Friday shoppers are in for a treat at Stones River Mall this season.
Six incoming MTSU students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholars award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its charter and will no longer be allowed to participate in MTSU Greek life beginning next year.
Officials have named Don Bartch as the new principal of new Overall Creek Elementary School.
MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.
McAllister’s Deli was packed not only for a good meal, but for a good cause Saturday.
Mercedes-Benz has more models, variations and trims than any other automaker, and the model that brings the most cars to the list is the E-Class.
Guaranty Trust Company has announced the hiring of Bill Hart and Mark Wilson as wholesale account executives.
MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro will merge with the Franklin-based Network Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy bank, it was announced on Thursday.
The Tennessee Volunteer Region will be hosting an upcoming Save-A-Life Saturday event in December thanks to a generous $25,000 grant given by the First Tennessee Foundation.
Hundreds of MTSU seniors attended Senior Day on Tuesday in preparation of life beyond campus.
Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette
A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly fondled a 12-year-old boy will serve less than two years of probation as part of a plea deal.
The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.
Saint Thomas Health has named registered nurse Jennifer Elliott vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
The MTSU art department through the Todd Art Gallery has collaborated with Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to create a new community art gallery.
Ron Malone was recognized Wednesday for his 25 years of work by MTSU President Sidney McPhee.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Commission recently announced the winners of the July 2013 Community Landscape Award.
The Rutherford County Commission agreed Thursday to finance $2.2 million for renovations at Smyrna Primary School.
Special Kids Inc. broke ground Friday on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.
The Murfreesboro Police Department recently honored police officers and a citizen at an annaul awards ceremony for their exceptional service to the community.
Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.
The sheriff and School Resource Officers hope to raise enough funds to take 25 children shopping for Christmas presents through the Shop with the Sheriff event.
Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
The first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he will go on to success, according to a recent study.
These are exciting and challenging times for higher education.
Oh, my gosh! Your collegiate career could be scuttled by your use of social media.
A Middle Tennessee State University employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the community, officials announced Friday.
A Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital employee has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Social Workers for her work as the program coordinator of the Ministry in Motion mobile health unit.
Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.
Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the food court at Stones River Mall.
A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.
The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.
A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.
Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.
Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.
Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.
Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.
Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.
Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar has completed the requirements necessary to become a certified fire and explosion investigator, officials recently announced.
Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.
Middle Tennessee State University will welcome a scholar’s perspective on U.S. foreign policy in the second of two “Muslim Journeys” lectures.
Residents are advised to prepare for possible traffic delays in the following areas due to city construction projects, beginning Sunday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 16.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
MTSU has been recognized for its outstanding support of veterans in the Best for Vests: Colleges 2014 rankings issued Monday by Military Times.
Local law enforcement officials will hold a benefit flag football game Saturday, Nov. 16, for the "Shop with a Deputy" program at Siegel High School.
The sweet deal Milton Hershey promised the people of Cuba is the subject of a new documentary by a Middle Tennessee State University professor.
The Murfreesboro City Council approved Thursday a contract extension for the use of red-light cameras until November 2014.
As the 2012 Murfreesboro Football League season was coming to a close, George Cochran, the Vikings defensive coordinator, felt the team needed some motivation.
An employee with the Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Department recently completed the requirements to become a certified arborist, officials announced Friday.
Stirring, touching and countless other goose-bump emotions riveted the Middle Tennessee State University campus Saturday during the 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will present a group exhibition featuring the contemporary artwork of three Middle Tennessee artists.
Residents are being warned about the latest scam targeting residential Murfreesboro Electric Department customers, local business owners and ethnic restaurants.
No one was seriously injured Friday when a car collided with a school bus at about 3:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 41 South at Warmingfield Drive.
Councilman Shane McFarland has announced he will run for mayor in the 2014 election.
The 2014 Acura RLX -- all new from the name up -- is advancing on the competition.
Murfreesboro Police Department officials are asking residents to support child abuse victims in an effort to promote positive outcomes and ensure that every child benefits from a safe childhood.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.
Murfreesboro City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.
A Murfreesboro family was displaced Friday due to an early morning fire inside their house on Saint Ives Drive.
MTSU is bringing back Senior Day, a free event to salute graduating students and provide advice about graduate school opportunities and job-hunting preparation.
Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.
Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”
As they prepare for the upcoming production of "The Fall Festival of Magic," organizers responsible for the overall look of the show say they are striving to showcase as wide a variety of magical talents as possible for local audiences.
Police received another complaint Monday about an ongoing scam targeting customers of the Murfreesboro Electric Department after an unidentified suspect allegedly swindled nearly $750 from a man last week.
A retired MTSU professor will present a discussion on climate changed Thursday, Nov. 7, at Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro.
I am a parent of a an elementary school student in Portland, Ore., and last week I discovered our school is participating in the Starbase program.
Exit Realty Corp. International has honored one of the local leading real estate companies Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates with a top award.
The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.
The holiday season kicks off soon with “Let Freedom Ring: A Veterans Day Celebration” on Friday, Nov. 8.
A judge has ruled the multimillion dollar lawsuit involving the owners of Coconut Bay Café and Wilson Bank & Trust will go to trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
Charged with the task of selling wartime government programs and war bonds to the American public, the War Advertising Council and the War Finance Committee sought to promote voluntary compliance with bond-buying quotas and rationing programs, while at the same time contributing to morale on the home front.
Mike Doubler is a man on a mission, which is nothing new for him.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts is teaming up with Bradley Academy for the play “Yes, Virginia!” beginning Friday, Nov. 15, to give local students a chance to hone their acting chops.
The Veterans Day parade that was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro has been canceled.
Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.
Crews with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fuel leak Friday morning in the 2000 block of South Church Street after a man inadvertently let his gas tank flood.
Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.
There may be lots of enchanted places in the world, but few can compare to Napa Valley, which is also home to some of the most magnificent resorts in the country.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors at home when they turn back their clocks this weekend.
Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.
More than 120 boys youth soccer teams from around the southeast traveled to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex last weekend for the 2013 Bash in the Boro.
Susan Brennan, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of Exchange Club Family Center.
Leaf collection season is now underway throughout the city of Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.
Children and staff at Rutherford Academy were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after firefighters were called to the school for a gas leak.
The men of the Murfreesboro Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are launching a mentoring program with Project Go.
Local businessman Daniel Gammon has officially stepped into the ring for the Republican Party nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission primary race.
A family was displaced Sunday evening after a fire broke out at their Federal Court home in the Saddlebrook subdivision.
The owners of Barker & Christol LLC, a Murfreesboro-based advertising and public relations firm, recently announced that Lee Rennick has assumed the role of vice president of marketing at the agency.
Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building has received a significant boost with a $1.5 million grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation, the university announced Friday.
Lascassas native Hooper Penuel and I have shared many news-gathering missions dating back to 1971 when we both worked for the Nashville Banner.
Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Staff Management | SMX announced Wednesday that it has more than 5,500 job openings for warehouse workers available.
Perhaps, you’ve seen or heard something about a new public awareness campaign by the Linebaugh Public Library System already, called “Geek the Library.”
Parents have until Thursday to sign up their children for the upcoming Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Youth Basketball League season.
It was big, make no mistake about it. It’s what I’d refer to as a potential season changer. There are game changers, but this just might have been a season changer.
Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist that occurred just before 5 p.m. near the Indian Hills Golf Club on South Church Street.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated the addition of seven new deputies following their graduation from the training academy.
Sunny smiles swept the clouds away recently, giving some of MTSU's favorite little people and their big friends a great afternoon for a fall festival.
One of my favorite events of the year happens every fall: the Salute to Armed Services, a full day of events for not only veterans, but also for active-duty personnel and their families.
Do you want to invest in your community but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
Sport Clips Haircuts, a place company officials say where it is good to be a guy, opened a new location Oct. 18 on 2037 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.
MTSU accounting professor Paula Thomas was among the hundreds of runners who competed in the recent Middle Half, but it was completion of a half-marathon last month in Chicago that gives her the greatest satisfaction.
Half of Murfreesboro was cold on Thursday and the other half was frozen as thousands of fans attended either the Oakland and Blackman game or the MTSU and Marshall contest.
The second MTSU prescription drug take-back event proved almost as successful as the first one, event organizers said Friday.
For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.
A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.
Residents will be allowed to dispose of unwanted medications from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center at MTSU.
Given that there is so much technology available for kids these days and with parents often unsure of what tools and activities will actually help build skills, Sylvan Learning is offering tips to help families pick the best new programs.
At least two cars were burglarized and one truck was stolen during an early morning crime spree Sunday along Herald Lane, located off East Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
MTSU will welcome legendary singer and songwriter Barry Gibb to campus on Monday, Oct. 28, as part of the recording industry department's speakers series.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
Members of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity at MTSU will hold the annual Smoke Out Arthritis barbeque to raise funds for arthritis research Thursday, Oct. 24, in Murfreesboro.
Ann Williams, a long-term care planning specialist for the Mid-South office of Genworth Financial, was recently nationally recognized as a leading insurance professional in Tennessee.
Two seniors at The Webb School have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, officials recently announced.
I often hear that some new product is a “game changer,” but I can’t think of any recent new car that would fit that description – until now.
No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon inside Paulo Products Company after a machine malfunctioned.
Fourth and fifth graders at McFadden School of Excellence learned about courage in September and demonstrated giving in October by donating money to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are asking for the public’s assistance with a fire investigation concerning the Oct. 12 early morning fire at the basketball court in the Berkshire subdivision.
Families with children in kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to learn more about The Webb School at a Middle School Preview from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.
Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.
There I was, looking nice, not bothering anyone, the Whittle Way, while speeding 73 mph down Interstate 24 when pretty Patricia spouts a challenge: Spell "judicious.”
Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.
Zombies will take to the streets of Murfreesboro on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the inaugural Zombie Walk presented by Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities.
Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.
Murfreesboro mayor not seeking 4th term
A former U.S. congressman joined with farmers Monday to call on lawmakers to better address the issue of climate change.
The creative team that staged the hit production of "The Color Purple" in 2012 has reunited to bring "Aida" to Murfreesboro, starting Friday, Oct. 18.
Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.
The city of Murfreesboro, in cooperation with Old Fort Golf Course, just might have a solution for the game of golf as far as reaching more and more kids, including those from low-income areas.
Attorney Toby Gilley announced Monday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge during the May 6, 2014, primary election.
The Fire Marshal's Office has launched investigations into two suspicious fires that broke out Saturday, according to city officials.
The Rutherford County Budget Committee approved an agreement Thursday to allow the county to determine the processes needed to continue the use of electronic benefits transfer cards at local farmers market.
One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.
The Middle Tennessee State University police department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12, on campus.
Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Murfreesboro.
State Rep. Jeremy Faison, with a team of MTSU researchers in tow, set out in the woods of Cocke County on Friday to dig for Appalachian gold.
A man who willingly took synthetic drugs despite the embarrassing side effects wound up causing a ruckus recently at College Grove Apartments when he jumped from a third-floor balcony to prove his was a god.
More than 50 friends of Ken Davidson gathered recently at The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro to pay tribute to a man described as a brilliant marketing and promotions guru, creative photographer and videographer.
Florence Cox McFerrin, 98, died peacefully Oct. 4, 2013, at Homewood Residence Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a Southern supper.
The MTSU football team drops C-USA home opener 24-17 to East Carolina
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.
Deputies at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro are sporting a new appearance.
As a publisher of a weekly newspaper, you find yourself doing a lot of different things. Both news and advertising become part of the daily routine.
In the four years since the creation of the Rutherford County Middle School Athletic Association, the Siegel Middle Lady Cavaliers have dominated the volleyball titles.
Another Rutherford County Middle School championship goes to Oakland Middle.
Residents are advised to prepare for possible traffic delays in the following areas due to city construction projects, beginning Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 12.
The county government will hold its annual Rutherford’s Got Talent event to benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties later this month in Murfreesboro.
Multiple crews with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department were called to put out a fire that erupted inside a duplex located at 444 Forrest St. just before 3 p.m. Friday.
It has been our experience, as we grow older and wiser, that we gravitate to more relaxed and refined things. The same goes for vehicles.
Rover Public Transit is taking delivery of 16 public transit shelters located along various routes throughout the city of Murfreesboro.
For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
A group of teenagers who have recently caused problems in the area of Indian Park Drive are suspected of damaging more than $1,200 worth of property Monday night outside of a townhouse.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has been awarded $28,000 in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A road rage incident was stopped short Sunday when an observant police officer intervened after a drunk driver allegedly pulled into the Publix Super Market parking lot threatening another person.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a man and his cousin in Rutherford County for allegedly planning to have his wife shot to death.
The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring sustained minor damage early Tuesday when a lamp over a snake's aquarium shorted, causing a plastic top to melt.
Murfreesboro resident Dr. Bryan Terry announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the 48th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives during the 2014 elections.
Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference
It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.
Dr. Chayla Chasten has joined the Primary Care and Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro, according to a press release.
It seems MTSU sophomore and former Siegel High soccer forward Tori Hawkins is always flying somewhere — either on the pitch, the classroom or up in the sky.
Murfreesboro’s Communications Department, home to Murfreesboro CityTV, received three national awards during the 28th annual Government Television Programming Awards presented by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
The U.S. Department of Education has named McFadden School of Excellence one of only four 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools from Tennessee.
Hilton Worldwide recently honored Philip Stafford, a banquet employee at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Murfreesboro, with the Spirit of Care Award for his excellent performance.
More than 40 schools participated recently in the 10th annual Reading in Schools Day in Rutherford County.
Vice Minister Xu Lin of China, who oversees more than 400 Confucius Institutes around the world, will visit Monday to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam and tour the MTSU campus.
Deputy Chief Roger Toombs announced this week the addition of three members to the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s award-winning Honor Guard.
Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? If so, read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
Toyota didn’t take me to the far reaches of the Alaskan tundra to introduce the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra, rather they held the introduction at the Suncadia Resort.
Beginning in October, developers will have to install sprinklers in some new subdivisions with three or more homes in order to meet revised fire code regulations.
Fifth Third Bank recently invested $20,000 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Social Enterprise Development initiative, according to a press release.
To kick off the fall season, the Sam Davis Home and Museum will hold the 27th annual Heritage Days on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Providence Christian Academy celebrated the beginning of construction of two additions during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.
Because most college students and soon-to-be graduates need jobs but usually do not own the proper attire for interviews, Raiders’ Closet is once again offering to help by providing students with free clothes, shoes and attire this semester.
It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.
The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors.
The third annual Brewsboro Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at The Avenue Murfreesboro.
A national human resources consulting firm has named Pinnacle Financial Partners as one of the best workplaces in the country on its 2013 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published online this week in Fortune Magazine.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about creating and implementing a business plan Tuesday, Sept. 24, during a workshop at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Middle Tennessee State University has the largest class of new freshmen and transfer students among the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, according to preliminary counts released Monday.
Residents are invited to fight back against breast cancer Friday all while enjoying a progressive wine tasting and savory bites during the annual Wine Around The Square event in Murfreesboro.
Tickets are now available for the seventh annual Celebrity Spelling Bee charity event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Murfreesboro.
The best middle and high school rugby players in Tennessee and Georgia will be competing Saturday in the Stones River 7s tournament at the MTSU Sports Complex.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about driving the new Jaguar F-Type sports car on a variety of roads near Mount Rainer in Washington State.
With just over a year until the general elections, the race to determine who will be the next Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk is starting to heat up with Laura Bohling already facing a challenger.
Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
Keathley University Center back open for students
A 22-year-old man who was stopped by Murfreesboro police on North Walnut Street and arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday is facing multiple charges, including possession of cocaine.
Residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a night of family friendly backpacking and outdoor activities Saturday, Sept. 21, at Barfield Crescent Backcountry Campground.
No one was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a dump truck crash that turned into a hazardous materials incident on Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro.
As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.
Local nonprofit Journeys in Community Living celebrated the hard work and dedication of its support staff over the past week as part of Direct Support Staff Recognition Week festivities.
The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously voted Thursday for a $5.2 million bond issuance to purchase new computers for area students.
With more than 25 years of experience in the business, the new editor of The Murfreesboro Post will likely be a familiar name to Rutherford County newspaper readers.
I had never seen a performance of “Les Misérables” in its entirety, neither a dramatic staging nor a musical version, until this month.
How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?
Looking inside Diane Turnham’s office on campus, you will find a plethora of MTSU women’s basketball and volleyball memorabilia from her days as coach.
Middle Tennessee State University will serve as host on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to the annual Rutherford County College Night.
Officials with the Rutherford County Board of Education sent a letter out Thursday to Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School parents informing them that bedbugs had been found inside the school.
Officials are inviting the public to attend an upcoming meeting on how stormwater is being handled in the area.
The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.
Thousands of residents will take to the streets to help raise funds for the fight against heart disease on Saturday during the Rutherford Heart Walk in Murfreesboro.
Special Kids Inc. raised more than $100,000 for children with special needs during its 15th annual fundraising banquet Thursday in Murfreesboro.
While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note recently, I also had a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Nissan NV200 van.
For the second time in recent weeks, a small group of protesters stood on the Medical Center Parkway overpass calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached.
Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.
Former mayors Hollis Westbrooks and Richard Reeves were honored Wednesday by the naming of two city streets that connect to Joe B. Jackson Parkway.
Aug. 30 was a pretty normal day for most people around the Square, but for Henry Phillips, owner and operator of Henry’s Florist, it was the start of a new chapter in his life.
Local Lions Club mainstays Gale and Jonelle Prince were honored recently at the Lions Awards Dinner in Nashville.
A woman who lives in the Kings Crossing community contacted police Tuesday after discovering someone had once again targeted her decorative potted plants for no apparent reason.
In all the years that I have been writing columns that deal with matters surrounding high school football, the content of these columns has generally been for the fans.
While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope.
A convicted felon accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion is scheduled to stand trial this week.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested for driving under the influence Monday after he allegedly bulldozed through several yards in the 100 block of East Northfield Boulevard.
Murfreesboro detectives have launched an investigation into allegations a man raped a woman early Monday after the two were out with friends celebrating the Labor Day holiday.
Some of the top youth soccer players from the Southeast and Midwest converged to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex for the 2013 Tennessee Cup over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Nissan has become a founding partner of Nashville’s new Cumberland River Center, the Cumberland River Compact announced.
Although gas prices are more than last week, overall they still remain about 20 to 25 cents less than last year's averages for the Labor Day weekend.
Does President Barack Obama have constitutional authority to attack Syria on his own? Must he seek congressional approval? Should he do so?
CoreLogic, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, last week released its July National Foreclosure Report, which provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the national foreclosure inventory.
Whether deployed in a hostile environment or serving during peacetime here at home, military service is a job that demands both physical strength and mental agility.
The Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Department recently recognized properties in the city that make positive contributions through the creation of the Community Landscape Awards.
Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.
Murfreesboro, the melting pot of Tennessee, is home of many different people, people from different parts of not only the United States but the world.
Murfreesboro police were called Wednesday to the 1300 block of Wenlon Drive after a man reported an unidentified suspect robbed him at gunpoint while he was walking home.
A Murfreesboro man who was arrested Saturday afternoon is facing multiple charges after police allegedly caught him driving drunk with four children in the car.
The Stephen Sondheim musical revue is coming to the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts in September.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently allowed marketing of the first mass spectrometer system for automated identification of bacteria and yeasts that are known to cause serious illness.
Redeemer Classical Academy illustrates how much parents can accomplish when they come together, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Tuesday.
Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has promoted Kurt McMahan to captain, according to a press release.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is pleased to announce the addition of former state Sen. Eric Stewart as the school’s assistant director of development.
Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.
As host, AdamsPlace will present dueling dishes at the Chefin It Up annual fundraiser, slated for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the assisted living home, located at 1927 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway Saturday, Aug. 31, with the 5- and 6-year-old flag division and the 7- and 8-year-old tackle divisions at the fields near StarPlex.
Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat will be the first private medical practice in Tennessee to offer the SoundBite Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness, a loss of hearing in one ear.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement tests.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
A public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed renovation of West View Mini-Park.
Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.
Hundreds of new MTSU students and their families descended on campus Friday to move into their dorms, but they didn’t do so by themselves.
There aren’t that many yard sales early in the week, so it’s a great time to check out some of Murfreesboro’s best thrift stores.
While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
Good, old-fashioned, stone-ground grits, pancakes and steel-cut oats are on the menu Saturday, Sept. 7, when the Readyville Mill reopens for breakfast.
A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.
Working in groups of two and three, art faculty and staff have combined their talents to create the opening exhibit of the fall 2013 semester for the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University.
An eventful autumn awaits the Middle Tennessee State University community and general public.
Police were called to a North Church Street residence Tuesday night to break up an argument after a man threatened to shoot the television because his wife wanted to change the channel.
Second-best year ever helps reach 85 percent of Centennial Campaign
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included lengthy public hearings over rezonings in the Blackman area and a new MRAP vehicle.
Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now.
The wait is finally over. All of the Blue Raider fall sports programs are about to begin the first season in Conference USA this month.
Kroger begins construction this fall to expand its store located at 2946 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro, which will make it the largest traditional store in the area, an official with Kroger confirmed.
The ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter Thursday to the Rutherford County Board of Education urging for Central Magnet School students and teachers be allowed to reinstate “Safe Space” posters.
The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.
A 27-year-old Murfreesboro woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Tuesday is facing multiple charges, including operating her vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
Local craft beer lovers are invited to release their inner redneck for its inaugural Hot Chicken & Jorts South celebration this weekend to raise funds for The Oasis Center.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Police Department has acquired a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense.
After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.
The number of new school administrators at public schools in Tennessee grew by 34.5 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the number of new teachers increased by less than 17 percent.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.
Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.
The Murfreesboro Planning Department will hold a public meeting Monday, Aug. 19, to examine possible changes in the Gateway District Overlay.
The Murfreesboro Police Department received a report of a bomb at a home on the 100 block of South Bilbro Avenue around 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Officials have confirmed that no evidence of a bomb was found Monday at a South Bilbro Avenue rental home, following an extensive four-hour search.
A steady stream of well-wishers provided plenty of hugs and handshakes for John Harris, the first and only Disabled Student Services director at Middle Tennessee State University, during a special celebration Tuesday.
Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.
Kaplan Mortgage Partners recently joined forces with Volunteer Rutherford as a sponsor for its Volunteer of the Week program.
The goal at Kymari House is to always put the safety and best interests of children ahead of all other priorities, including the ability to pay for services.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.
Does it seem as though 100 years have passed since you were in the eighth grade?
The amount of recent rain and the fast-growing grass that has resulted has put a strain on the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department.
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement beginning Friday, August 16, as part of a crackdown to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP will present its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Stones River Primitive Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro woman recently involved in a crash on Mercury Boulevard could be facing nearly a year in jail and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for a third time.
The Murfreesboro City Council has approved a contract with Lose and Associates Inc. for services needed to construct a proposed indoor tennis facility at Old Fort Park.
Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started.
The group will spend one week working with Chilean high school students and one week with peers at the University of Santiago.
MTSU officials say partnerships with two other universities will provide the labor market with greater numbers of highly qualified social workers.
Murfreesboro firefighters placed fifth overall Sunday during their first time ever competing in the Scott Combat Challenge regional competition in Lexington, Ky.
Hines, the international real estate firm, announced Tuesday that Hines Global REIT Inc. has acquired The Avenue Murfreesboro.
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar Tuesday, Aug. 13, for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to become a federal government supplier.
Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects caught on video allegedly passing counterfeit money at various Murfreesboro businesses.
Sponsored by State Farm, the BEP’s two-week day camp exposes middle school students to the basics of the business world.
Middle Tennessee State University was selected as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review on its 2014 list of the nation’s top colleges.
A 19-year-old man was recently arrested after alerting police to the fact that his safe containing a large amount of marijuana and drug money had been stolen from his Murfreesboro residence during a home invasion.
Middle Tennessee State University business professor Sandra Benson’s innovative way of getting her business law students more engaged in the classroom has gained her a spot in a national competition for business law professors.
A Murfreesboro man who does not have driver’s license is facing a second driving under the influence charge after police allegedly observed him driving recklessly Sunday on East Main Street.
On Thursday morning, ladies about town will have a chance to learn about Victorian crafts at Oaklands Historic House Museum’s ladies craft classes.
The best youth track and field athletes ages 9-14 gathered last weekend in Hershey, Penn., for the 36th annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final.
Middle School football opens up next week.
Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit
Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
A brand new fitness program Downtown in Motion is designed to foster fitness and health while providing for a positive impact for the entire community.
Family theater takes on a literal meaning when The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents “Alice in Wonderland" this weekend.
Students, parents, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School welcomed new principal Sherry King during a picnic held Tuesday on school grounds.
Residents who are interested in learning more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are invited to attend a conference Thursday in Murfreesboro.
Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.
The latest new course at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to appeal to the kid in all of us.
The status of three MTSU football players who were accused of assaulting a fellow female student dominated the first football press conference of the 2013 season, which was held Wednesday.
Our office is like many other doctors’ offices this month: busy scheduling students, teachers and school staff getting ready to return to school.
Just as he was enjoying an afternoon of watching UFOs in the sky, a man was forced to jump in his car with a loaded shotgun Monday and chase down a stranger in self-defense.
Central Christian Church has established a Little Free Library in its front yard, located at 404 E. Main St., accessible to the sidewalk.
The La Vergne Police Department is collecting school supplies to be donated to city schools as part of an initiative launched by Chief Mike Walker.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.
Locally, 45 and 60 percent of all middle school and high school students participate in one or more forms of physical activity while in school.
Making lesson plans and caring for special education students were two of the topics new Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Matt Powell learned about during a week-long training for SROs.
An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.
The nation’s best youth track and field athletes will converge this weekend in Pennsylvania for the 2013 Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Finals.
Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.
RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.
The tournament played host to 140 youth baseball teams from around the nation, who made the trip to Murfreesboro for a shot at a championship trophy.
Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.
No one was injured Thursday morning when the driver of a tractor trailer crashed into a pole behind Big Lots off Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are wanted in connection with a stolen credit card and fraud case.
Residents are invited to spend Saturday enjoying Literacy Day as part of a kick-off to the new school year.
Toyota showed a new face and attitude early in June with the Hollywood-style unveiling of the all-new 2014 Corolla.
The Business Education Partnership Foundation has named Amelia Bozeman as the new executive director, Chairman Emil Hassan announced.
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.
Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.
Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.
MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.
No one was injured Friday night when two homes were damaged by gunfire in the area of South University Street and Reid Avenue in Murfreesboro.
School is about to start and that means it’s Sales Tax Holiday time, which begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11:59 p.m.
Former Lady Raider star Anne Marie Lanning has enjoyed much success on the basketball court throughout her career.
Ghosts of the past wander the halls of Oaklands Historic House Museum and those spirits will be present at “A Night of Spooky Stories in the Mansion.”
Warning: Don’t go to the Murfree Spring Wetlands without a camera.
Janet Norman recently joined First Citizens National Bank’s Franklin Financial Center team as assistant vice president and branch manager, according to a company press release.
MidSouth Bank has promoted three officers in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the bank’s success.
The second annual Centenarian Appreciation Day sponsored by Family Staffing Solutions was held Thursday at Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Two talented MTSU students are still moving toward their goals of taking top honors on a pair of TV reality shows.
It was July 13, 1862. Gazing out the window of her parlor, Adeline Maney was appalled by the wounded, dead and dying strewn among the tall oaks of her expansive front lawn.
MTSU did not have to look far to find the new farm laboratory director in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.
Local nonprofit Special Kids was presented with a $25,000 check from State Farm on Wednesday.
The department was honored for "demonstrating a commitment and dedication to firefighter training and safety."
Two MTSU associate professors have captured international honors for their examination of electronic library collections.
Discovery Center campers this week are not only learning oodles of science, but they are an important part of research being conducted by MTSU graduate student Heather Barker.
Little did one woman know that one day her expertise in sewing would lead to her making the costumes for “Hello Dolly” at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts.
Murfreesboro Little Theatre is wrapping up its 50th anniversary season with “Anniversary Waltz.”
Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.
“Happy Hour” is one hour dedicated to cleaning the entire ship seven days a week.
A Murfreesboro man with a history of alcohol-related convictions is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday night following a two-car crash.
The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will hold their 22nd annual Terry Looper Basketball Camp on Saturday, July 27, at the Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.
Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week