A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.
The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away bare-root tree seedlings to local landowners.
Romance blossoms over love of literature.
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.
Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Smyrna Thursday to share a meal, tour the brand new Smyrna campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology and praise those involved in TCAT's creation.
A Murfreesboro resident is criticizing the removal of electric department general manager Steve Sax from his post, saying it appears to be retribution for his opposition to selling the utility to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
Cards 'absolutely' could be used for voter photo ID.
A substitute teacher will no longer be allowed to work for Rutherford County Schools after allegedly "making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day," according to a statement from the school system.
A full house of more than 75 people saw a rezoning issue defeated by a four to one vote at La Vergne City Hall chambers.
"The students responsible for the bathroom vandalism at Blackman High School have been caught, severely disciplined and will face criminal charges," said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.
Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.
Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.
Fine art and fine craft will be featured during the Boro Art Crawl on Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The crawl takes place in and around the Square and the area soon to become Murfreesboro's art community, the Bottoms.
"This kind of thing tends to happen during flu season," said Evans, noting that this season started later than normal. "What we tell people is, if you're sick, stay home."
Smyrna rep backs Trump's travel ban.
Princesses in their royal best admired bridal finery both old and new, borrowed and even blue Friday night at Oaklands Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit.
If a wedding is one of the most important days in a couple's life together, then what value do the suits and dresses have?
Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Terry McBurney pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misleading authorities and seven counts of wire fraud regarding his lack of citizenship while employed at the sheriff's office.
Chicken renting makes backyard birds more accessible.
Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.
Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.
It was all in the family!
Newly-appointed interim Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said changes would be made in the jail command the night Rutherford County commissioners selected him.
Nearly thirty people filled the local Republican Party's Main Street headquarters Friday to celebrate incoming President Donald Trump's inauguration.
Protesters chant and cheer on Main Street.
A Rutherford County man has been charged with killing two people and seriously injuring another in Cannon County last weekend, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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.
College needs space to accommodate growing student body.
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.
Our state is riddled with prescription drug abuse.
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.
Would you like to know more about the services non-profit organizations in your community provide?
A split Rutherford County Commission elected former Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff Thursday in an 11-10 vote that took three tallies before one of four finalists received a majority vote.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.
The Center for the Arts will open its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the award-winning "Alice - A Wonder-Full New Musical."
The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
These construction projects could affect your commute.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Judy Beasley Whitehill is still taking a stand for public education.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital proudly announces Dr. Elizabeth R. LaRoche being named Physician of the Year during the hospital's 2016 Physician Awards. Dr. Marynelle J. Klumpe received the Clinical Excellence Award and Dr. George W. Smith received the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award.
U.S. attorneys are opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants before their Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
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.
Duke was found wandering the neighborhood on one of the coldest nights of the year.
Multiple studies indicate that the process of giving--be it time, talk, toil or toys--will often result in lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, lessening depression and greater happiness.
District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Students at Oakland High School studied hard through December and still found time to help others. Two groups of OHS students recently worked to raise money for those in need.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Keith Lowery named two veteran majors to serve temporarily as assistant chiefs to handle management duties until an interim sheriff is selected.
Last Monday Sprouts Farmers Market and its customers donated bagged essentials to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, enabling the food bank to serve more struggling families in Rutherford County.
U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp is sticking with a Feb. 7 trial date for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants, putting the onus on himself to rule soon on two motions to dismiss criminal charges.
Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating the murder of a man late Friday night at an Indian Park Drive residence after several people allegedly kidnapped a woman, took her there and shot the victim.
The Rutherford County Commission met Dec. 15 to discuss plans for appointing an interim sheriff, as well as consider rezoning requests and a fundraising plea from Motlow State Community College.
The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.
Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS (MTAR) recently held food drives for the hungry in their service areas.
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.
"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker
Emergency workers are preparing to allow traffic to move on I-24 near the Buchanan exit in southeast Rutherford County after extinguishing a hazardous materials fire that started after two big trucks crashed there this morning, according to Deputy Mayor Jeff Davidson.
Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.
A Circuit Court jury convicted Dewey "Butch" Abbott of second-degree murder Friday in the July 22, 2015 shooting death of Jesse Sliepenbeek, a verdict that could force the defendant to spend at least 15 years in prison.
Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.
Moxie Art Supply welcomed area artists in from the cold Friday night for its grand reopening during the Boro Art Crawl and Holiday Shop and Stroll downtown.
Seventh grade homeschool student Anna Creel's Nutcracker-themed colored pencil piece won a first place ribbon in Dreamingincolor's young artist contest recently, and was showcased at Friday night's art crawl.
School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.
For only $10 adopt a cat or kitten from PAWS for the holidays. The facility currently has more than 50 felines, resulting in an adoption special until Saturday.
A Rutherford County jail inmate has died after becoming ill while in detention, the sheriff's office reported.
Some of President-elect Donald Trump's most pointed rhetoric during his campaign was against those who are "different" from him: immigrants, refugees and Muslims.
Dreams came true for at least 1,892 people at MTSU Saturday, Dec. 10, as they accepted their hard-earned graduate and undergraduate degrees inside Murphy Center at the university's fall 2016 commencement ceremonies.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9s Samson and Tiko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., sponsored by an anonymous donor.
With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.
Rutherford County paid $260,000 in a settlement reached with the wife of an inmate who committed suicide at the jail in late January 2016, county records show.
DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.
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.
Last Thursday Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit arrested a 31-year-old Houston, Texas woman for the murder of her boyfriend in 2007, a detective supervisor says.
In addition to arguing the permit is incomplete, SOCM members and community residents said blasting damages houses and could even rupture the landfill and cause pollution to leak into the Stones River East Fork and groundwater.
Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg.
Rutherford County commissioners will have a long list of candidates to cull for the interim sheriff post after Sheriff Robert Arnold was jailed and suspended while awaiting a Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
The Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club started presenting third graders with dictionaries in 2007.
Thursday afternoon a special meeting to address issues associated with Middle Point Landfill opened Murfreesboro City Council's session.
Sgt. Jon Levi and partner, Checker Cash, were trusted brothers for the 16 years they worked together daily for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.
Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.
School Resource Officers have not identified the student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School but the found no actual threat was made, an SRO captain said.
'Boro police, firefighters make party special for 8-year-old twins.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Garrett is set to leave his position in December after six years with the department and a long tenure with Murfreesboro Police.
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.
The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."
Small businesses get a boost on Black Friday, too.
"The Christmas Schooner" will sail again at Center for the Arts December 2 through 18.
The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is waiting for a state attorney general opinion before making a decision on a campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Jim Tracy, a state official said.
After second failed inspection, decertification recommended.
Anna Yocca, 32, was indicted by the November grand jury on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion, all felonies, according to Circuit Court records.
A Rutherford County deputy was forced to spring into action Tuesday in Circuit Court to keep an inmate from attacking a district attorney.
Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.
In the face of fear, kindness counts.
Not many people can say they've saved a life. Eleven-year-old Lizzie Anderson is one of the few, but she says she was just doing what had to be done.
Despite what some termed an "emergency" at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, it could be mid-January before county commissioners hire an interim sheriff to take over for suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.
It's 'super' now, but wait till it blocks the sun next August!
"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its 4th annual "Let Freedom Ring" Veterans Day concert on Friday night.
Program registration starts this week.
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.
Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'
Part two of a two part series.
An exploding Death Star, Jedi games and costume contests at the Star Wars-themed event.
Filing by U.S. Attorney's Office highlights a conversation between Arnold and wife, Megan Arnold, in which he tells her "I have a hit out for me now," and jail gang members hope to "get their tear drop by, you know, shoving a shank deep into my ... neck."
Don't miss these spooky activities in Rutherford County.
Ketron alleges voter fraud remains a problem.
Early voting off to a great start.
Rutherford County is establishing a community partnership with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Brigade Combat Team to create a base of support as the soldiers embark on another combat mission.
A day after he resigned as county attorney and six months after leaving Pinnacle Financial Partners' board of directors, Jim Cope pleaded guilty to insider trading charges filed by U.S. attorneys amid allegations he made one buy in the midst of a bank board meeting.
Longtime County Attorney Jim Cope resigned his position as Rutherford County government's chief counsel this week, six months after he left the Pinnacle Financial Partners board of directors amid a potential insider training situation.
A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming her elderly mother died from negligence by local healthcare providers, mainly involving a botched diuretic prescription.
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway.
The attorney for indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold contends an ouster lawsuit against him should be dismissed or postponed until 14 federal counts against him are resolved to avoid violating his Fifth Amendment rights.
Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.
1 in 5 children, 1 in 7 adults struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee.
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.
She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.
Code One CPR teaches everyone from babysitters to doctors.
A Davidson County judge has been appointed to hear an ouster lawsuit filed against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, but it is unclear who will represent Arnold in the case.
That's what October is made of.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) and representatives from Thrivent Financial dedicated a brand new Habitat house to the Reese family September 27 as part of the 2016 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program.
Or drop in for a tasty bite at new restaurant location in Gateway District.
A Murfreesboro couple is suing a local physician and the Women's Clinic for $15 million, claiming the doctor's failure to treat a patient properly led to Stage IV breast cancer and probable death.
The Lascassas community came together Saturday afternoon for the Lascassas Fall Extravaganza at Brown's Store, an event rental center. The market festival brought together residents and local businesses in the celebration of the season.
Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Its actions could complicate Rutherford County Commission's own efforts to oust Arnold.
33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.
This handsome guy is Abracadabra.
Indicted Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was taken into federal custody Wednesday morning after a judge decided he should be jailed for violating bond conditions.
"Today was great," said Andrew Ellard, Eagleville's city manager. "People seemed to have a great time. It was a beautiful day -- it was warm, but it was blue skies and we had great music."
U.S. Probation and Pretrial now recommends jail time
He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.
Eight students from five high schools in Rutherford County have been named semifinalists for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced this week.
Meet Abby, a 1 1/2 year old Pyrenees mix.
Students see first-hand what careers in construction look like.
Hosted by the American Heart Association and St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, the Rutherford County Heart Walk is an inspiring event that raises funds and awareness of the United States' number one and number five killers -- heart disease and stroke.
Eagleville will host its annual day long, downtown street festival September 24, 2016.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday, waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, Ala.
The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.
Local first responders gathered on the Public Square Friday morning with the public to remember their fallen brothers and sisters as well as the many civilians who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the sacrifices of our armed forces.
Five survive, all in their 90s, for 73rd Smyrna High reunion.
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.
A Rutherford County family is suing the county government claiming negligence in maintaining safe driving conditions on Midland Road where their four children sustained debilitating injuries in a 2015 crash, with one remaining paralyzed.
Reactions given to proposed food truck ordinance
Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.
Despite reservations about some of Donald Trump's statements and policies, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he would likely heed a call to serve as secretary of state for the Republican presidential nominee.
Courthouse AC, new road workers, solid waste consultants get nods.
The dorm-style apartments already on East Main are "enough."
Hospital to double in size, while PRD reduces density of development.
A thief or thieves stole a Rutherford County Sheriff's semi-automatic patrol rifle while secured in an off-duty deputy's marked patrol vehicle over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.
Farewells said as Lanny Goodwin retires after four decades in field.
For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.
In a Republican primary filled with acrimony, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais pulled out another win, collecting 52.1 percent of the vote in the 4th Congressional District to defeat newcomer Grant Starrett.
Rutherford County and Sheriff Robert Arnold settled a lawsuit for $137,500 with a former jailer who filed suit in 2014 claiming the sheriff violated her constitutional rights by firing her - even calling her a "cancer" - after she supported another sheriff candidate.
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.
He took drum lessons two years ago - and Spanish recently, too.
"This is the part we get excited about... this evening we start getting into the vision of what we want to start happening and the tools we can use to get there," said Guenther.
He went on to explain that downtown Smyrna is a depot district in need of expansion.
Two cameras and a scanner worth $8,650 stolen.
Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.
Pokemon Go has kids, adults, playing outside.
Early voting sites for Aug. 4 state and federal primaries, Rutherford County general and Murfreesboro municipal elections.
Murfreesboro residents gathered at Patterson Park Community Center for the city's "visioning workshop" to discuss the future of the Highland Corridor.
Tennessee's state dance is deeply social in nature, and with reportedly 836 people promenading around the historic courthouse, July 7 was a dance party of epic proportions.
The 39th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days has come to a close, but relive the fun with snapshots from the festival.
Overdoses across Middle Tennessee are being attributed to this batch of dangerous drugs.
Rutherford County Election Commission Chairman Ransom Jones contends he holds no conflict of interest from a fundraising party he and his wife held for judicial candidate Ben Bennett at their Lascassas home.
Photos on display at Baldwin Gallery throughout summer.
On June 24 Jessica Miranda Campos was killed in a high speed chase on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
When Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold went out a back door at the federal courthouse the day he was arrested on a 14-count indictment, he may have slid out as the result a security breakdown.
In today's digital world, a company's online presence is equally as important - if not more than - any brick-and-mortar location. Reviews now live online for eternity, and consumers can discover information with the click of a mouse - or more likely, the tap of a mobile screen.
Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
How student sex crimes affect school safety.
The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
With serious qualms and reservations, the county commission's Budget & Finance Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday night to pull the funding for 19 new sheriff's deputies from the proposed 2016-17 budget.
Folk dance troupes from three different countries arrived in Rutherford County last week to perform in the International Folk Festival.
The annual Blessing of the Bikes offers anyone on wheels the opportunity to have their trike, wheelchair, scooter, moped or other similar transportation blessed while enjoying a free bike wash and learning bicycle safety from MFRD.
The 67th Annual Blackman Barbecue will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park on June 24.
Hot Topic Tennessee Distribution Center donated more than $1,500 in electronic equipment to the La Vergne Fire Station 2 located on Waldron Road.
Besides protecting humans, a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy helped rescue a distressed baby falcon Wednesday.
One year after an unsolved arson wreaked havoc on the Legal Aid Society's Murfreesboro office, the workspace is in even better shape than before.
Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.
Planning commission recommends project to council.
Freed Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President's or the Dean's List for Spring 2016. Nineteen Rutherford County students were recognized.
NDC hosts seventh annual ballroom championships at Embassy Suites.
Year's first Friday Night Live brings jazz to dance to or simply relax you.
Five Rutherford County students were among the approximately 250 graduates who received degrees Saturday, May 14, at Freed-Hardeman University.
Fifth annual drive benefits Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.
Turning School Resource Officers at Rutherford County grade schools into patrol deputies by assigning SROs to each cover two schools -thereby freeing up about seven deputies - is being considered by the county Budget & Finance Committee
An American Bar Association legal brief backs the defendants who sued Rutherford County and Providence Community Corrections claiming they were trapped in an unconstitutional probation system for years because they couldn't afford the costs.
In honor of the Tennessee Arts Commission's annual conference taking place in Murfreesboro this year, the Boro Art Crawl will occur for two nights in June.
Rutherford County health officials have reported the first case of Zika in our county. This is the third confirmed cases in Tennessee.
Rutherford County officials are trying to figure out a new conflict-of-interest law affecting county commissioners, a measure likely to impact the voting of several who are retired county employees or have spouses who work for the school system.
Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.
The countdown is on for Middle Tennessee's largest online giving day, The Big Payback.
Planning Commission recommends approval of facility on existing campus.
Weary of "the train wreck" in Tennessee's General Assembly, Wilson Elementary School teacher Becky Goff says she's running for the state House 37th District seat.
The Nashville Business Journal is reporting Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope resigned in April as a director of Pinnacle Financial Partners amid alleged insider trading connected with a proposed acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings.
Rutherford County resident Gayle Jordan, a political newcomer, is carrying the Democrats' banner into the race for Senate District 14 this fall.
A "vote anywhere" bill touted as super-convenient quietly passed the Tennessee General Assembly this week, allowing Rutherford Countians to choose any polling place in the county to cast their ballots, beginning in 2018.
The Community Care Board of Rutherford County has hired Terri Bodkins to oversee the county-operated nursing home after its former administrator resigned in the wake of a $548,500 federal penalty.
NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.
The Boro Art Crawl is developing into an opportunity to view the work of established and emerging artists from Rutherford and surrounding counties.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee now accepting registrations.
Jason McGowan can remember his late grandfather, Willie McGowan, working tirelessly - mornings and nights - on the campaign to restore Bradley Academy, leaving him to wonder "Why?"
Does Possum Trot exist in Rutherford County? Of course it does. We just had the "Possum Trot Community" sign erected.
'I think the Walter Hill area has had enough,' Pearcy said.
Policy gets first nod to set uniform rates for use of facilities
'It's nearly that time when legislature suspends rules'
'County schools were prepared, but that didn't help'
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Robert Arnold, claiming he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activity.
Assaulted by his cellmate, Robert Lee Johnson now severely disabled.
The room was packed Wednesday night at the Block, but the crowd wasn't there for a band. They were there for the "Bernstorm."
"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.
Last Tuesday morning Uncle Dave Macon Days organizers thought a record breaking square dance on the Square would be Wednesday's big announcement. Late that afternoon, they found out they were wrong.
Bye, bye, 2015. You were a very good year for Rutherford, according to county and school officials including Mayor Ernest Burgess and Director of Schools Don Odom.
Rutherford County is in the early stages of planning for a waste-to-energy facility designed to turn garbage into power or fuel as an option to dispose of trash when Middle Point Landfill runs out of space.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue assisted Eagleville Fire Department with a two-story house fire in the 900 block of South Main Street in Eagleville, just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Between 2010 and 2040, Rutherford County's population is projected to increase by 135 percent from 251,000 to 592,000 residents, second only to Williamson County.
Historian Greg Tucker will bring his "Remembering Rutherford" column on local history to The Murfreesboro Post beginning on Monday, Oct. 19.
Rutherford County's entire legislative delegation promised to oppose a gas-tax increase despite a backlog of $259 million unfunded road projects here.
The Walter Hill Volunteer Fire Department became part of the Rutherford County Fire Department this summer, but when it did, the county also became responsible for Walter Hill's debts.
Holloway High School students were evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was received about 11:15 a.m., officials said.
Holloway High School evacuated, Central Magnet and Homer Pittard Campus School also briefly locked down.
Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.
Sheriff's school resource officers and La Vergne Police searched La Vergne High School Monday after receiving a bomb threat inside the school.
Rutherford County faces a $259 million problem with a lack of funding for highway construction, but the problem isn't with the county budget.
Child support, bonding checks 'went unissued' due to glitches.
A Shelbyville attorney who advised the Rutherford County Ethics Committee in a complaint on Sheriff Robert Arnold is charging the county nearly $5,400 for his work.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
An eastern Rutherford County woman is facing a misdemeanor in an unusual neighborly feud.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital recently announced the addition of five members to its board of directors.
Three suspects were charged with credit card fraud after they allegedly possessed fake gift cards and credit cards during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.
Board buys Rocky Fork Road site
Honoring Rutherford County residents who have lived 100 years or more.
There is still time to collect school supplies for children in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine's Editors' Picks for the 2015 South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list.
Early voting opens Wednesday and continues through Oct. 30 for Rutherford County voters participating in the Nov. 4 state, federal and municipal elections.
August home sales in Rutherford County jumped 8 percent over last year’s mark, and closings have increased 5.5 percent for 2014, even as prices rose, showing overall improvement in the market’s health.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.
Rutherford County election results
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality, Property Assessor Rob Mitchell said today.
Detective Tommy Massey was recently recognized at the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers annual awards ceremony. Detective Massey was selected to represent the Murfreesboro Police Department as the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year because of his involvement in two cold case homicide investigations.
Some of the best youth baseball teams from the southeast gathered at Barfield Crescent Park for the 2014 TYBA State Tournament starting this past weekend.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on July 10 from 306 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Effective July 4, 2014, The Rutherford County Solid Waste Department will now have new hours of operation at the Haley Road Recycling Center in Murfreesboro.
Circuit Court Judge David Bragg set trial for July 30-31 in the assault and kidnapping case against a Rutherford County commissioner and two businessmen charged with choking, burning and threatening a partner in a ticket-selling deal that went awry.
The Rutherford County Recreation Department crowned its youth baseball and softball champions this past weekend at the various sites around the area.
Wilson Bank & Trust Regional President Barry Buckley was among the local honorees who received a Rutherford County Impact Award from the Nashville Business Journal recently.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell introduced an employee handbook Thursday night that gives workers in his office the opportunity to have him removed through a grievance process.
The Rutherford County Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday on a $480.5 million spending plan for fiscal 2015.
The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.
The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 41 years.
The program has served many needs throughout the county and has carried recreation to communities it serves.
Rutherford County’s budget committee approved a $1.89 million budget last week for the County Fire and Rescue Department, including funds to pay volunteers who undergo training and certification.
The Rutherford County Government has launched a new website viewable at rutherfordcountytn.gov. Improvements are intended to make the site easier to navigate with better routes to get citizens where they need to go, with lots of new content and with improved mobile device access.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office returned a weapon to the man who was shot May 6 in a confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy three years after investigating a previous domestic dispute at his West Jefferson Pike home, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will host a discussion with Dr. Antonio Vásquez on “Life Along the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs”.
County Mayor Ernest Burgess soundly defeated challenger Jimmy Evans while Sheriff Robert Arnold rolled past former Deputy Chief Bob Asbury in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
The annual Rutherford County 4-H Horse Show will be held at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro on May 10 at 9 a.m. The rain date will be May 17.
Jim Morris will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club’s 27th annual Stake & Burger Dinner on May 8.
Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6.
Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon has been accused of threatening a 16-year old. The incident was said to have unfolded at Jr’s Foodland, according to a Murfreesboro Police report filed on Friday.
Officials with Rutherford County Schools were saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Rutherford County Board of Education member Helen Blankenship.
Here is a quick list of the current candidates running for office in the upcoming elections.
The following organizations offer Murfreesboro residents the opportunity to give back to their community.
Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.
Midland resident Steve Spence, a longtime Rutherford County law enforcement official, is seeking the 8th District seat on the Rutherford County Commission, according to a press release.
Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.
Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is a running against Sheriff Robert Arnold, has resigned from his job at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office amid an internal inquiry.
District Attorney General Bill Whitesell is working with law enforcement officers, school principals and guidance counselors to combat school violence by identifying warning signs among teens, as part of a new initiative that is being launched statewide.
The Middle School Basketball Tournament got underway at Blackman Middle on Saturday with six games, three of which were won by the lower seeded teams.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.
Public safety personnel crucial as region grows
A heater and a heat lamp too close to objects apparently caused a storage barn to ignite, resulting in about $25,000 in damages Wednesday morning in Christiana, said Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.
The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.
From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County.
Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.
Police investigating fatal crash
Residents partner to combat crime
Bob Gerard has been named the new Rutherford County executive for the Tennessee affiliate of Fifth Third Bank, company officials announced Friday.
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.
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.
Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.
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.
Gerald L. Melton has announced that he has decided to seek re-election as a public defender for the 16th Judicial District of Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Fire caused heavy damage to a mobile home about 4:15 p.m. Monday on Old Woodbury Highway.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.
Four people escaped injury when several men who were target shooting allegedly fired rounds toward them Wednesday near Christiana, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience
Local businessman Rusty Dallas has announced his candidacy in the Republican Party primary for Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office.
Temperatures on the rise following arctic blast
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.
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.
Attorney Chuck Ward announced Tuesday he has decided to run for the Republican Party nomination in the district attorney race.
All Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the extremely cold weather that has swept across Tennessee.
Assuming no weather delays, here are the District 7-AAA high school basketball games you simply cannot afford to miss in January.
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.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host its inaugural Community Baby Shower in January 2014 to benefit at-risk families in the area.
A look back at electricity in Rutherford County
Last week, we looked at pre-2014 girls basketball in 7-AAA. This week, let’s look at the boys.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.
Bishop Allen P. Powell said he appreciated the Christmas presents his grandson, Jalyn, received Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.
A local attention deficient disorder life coach and counselor recently announced that he is running for the Republican Party nomination in the 9th District Rutherford County Commission primary slated for May 2014.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.
More than food brings customers to rural eatery
La Vergne city officials approved spending $4 million Tuesday to purchase the privately owned and contracted La Vergne Fire Department Inc.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Middle Tennessee will operate during special hours for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Motive still unknown in fatal shooting
This week, the personnel from the Rutherford County Fire Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores, will be donating 50 bicycles to area children.
The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Foes fail to stop Islamic cemetery request
Jeffrey L. Peach has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination on the May 2014 ballot for a Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship.
Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.
Sheriff's Office launches homicide investigation
Phil Griffin, who is vying for the Republican Party nomination in the 7th District Rutherford County Commission race, recently announced his leadership team.
Zoning board delays action on mosque burial site
The 11 Rutherford County middle schools are in the middle of another competitive basketball season.
The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has collected more than $1 million in fees and court costs since establishing a collections division, as of the end of October.
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.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.
Double amputee defies the odds
Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.
Officials are expected to make recommendations this month regarding the best possible ways to address traffic congestion near Rockvale schools.
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.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
A man who allegedly assaulted his father and two children last week died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.
Detective Ralph Mayercik recently announced his intention to run for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County sheriff.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.
Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette
Attorney Aaron Conklin recently announced that he is seeking the nomination of the Republican Party for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
The MTSU art department through the Todd Art Gallery has collaborated with Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to create a new community art gallery.
Remember the good old days?
A former deputy chief has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County sheriff in the May 2014 primary.
Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Rutherford County authorities round up suspects
The Rutherford County Commission agreed Thursday to finance $2.2 million for renovations at Smyrna Primary School.
Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.
The sheriff and School Resource Officers hope to raise enough funds to take 25 children shopping for Christmas presents through the Shop with the Sheriff event.
Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.
Picking football games is fun and sometimes has surprising results.
Attorney Barry Tidwell has announced his primary candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.
Nearly a dozen Rutherford County students have been awarded college scholarships from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, officials recently announced.
Read to Succeed premiered its annual One Book of Rutherford County on Tuesday, announcing its committee has selected “The Last Policeman.”
For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
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.
Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.
The 2013 regular season is now a thing of the past and what many fans consider to be the best time of the year has finally arrived.
Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
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.
This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.
The TSSAA playoffs are set, and six Rutherford County teams will be competing in the postseason.
In the late 1980s, it became obvious that Rutherford County needed to consider hiring an athletic director, and we considered it for 25 years.
Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.
Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson has announced that he will seek the Republican ticket for Rutherford Chancery Court judge next year.
Residents alarmed by pesky bugs
Political consultant Phil Griffin has announced he is running in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Rutherford County Commission next year.
Plans could cost Rutherford County $72M
Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated the addition of seven new deputies following their graduation from the training academy.
Rutherford County authorities bust theft ring
The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.
A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.
Chancellor Robert Corlew III announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election next year.
The stage is nearly set and the television cameras are almost ready for fans who will fill the seats this week to watch undefeated Oakland host undefeated Blackman as part of MyTV 30 "Thursday Night Lights."
Over a four-year period, the best possible middle school football record, if you played a full schedule and won the championship game, is 36–0.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.
Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow
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.
If you are looking for a single word that best describes high school football in Tennessee this year, that word just might be “mediocrity."
Deputies at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro are sporting a new appearance.
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.
Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.
Another week of District 7-AAA and District 9-A games are on tap as we inch our way closer to the TSSAA state playoffs.
The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.
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 executive director of the local Republican Party is scheduled to kick off her primary campaign for a Rutherford County Commission seat Monday at party headquarters in downtown Murfreesboro.
More than 40 schools participated recently in the 10th annual Reading in Schools Day in Rutherford County.
A veteran sergeant made history Wednesday when she became the first black woman promoted to lieutenant at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Tourism is big business in Rutherford County, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association.
Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? If so, read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
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.
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.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center will launch a new policy stipulating that inmates may only receive postcards under most circumstances.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Election Commission officials will hold an open house next week as part of a monthlong push aimed at increasing voter participation in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.
The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the federally backed Weatherization Assistance Program, officials announced Tuesday.
Middle school football is near the halfway point, and as usual, not much has been settled.
A former captain with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office announced Monday he is running against Sheriff Robert Arnold in the 2014 election.
The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building will serve five years in prison as part of a plea agreement.
Plaintiffs hoping for trial in Wilson Bank case
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced that the letter of intent application is available for local nonprofit agencies who are interested in the Community Impact Grant program.
The University of Tennessee recently honored Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell as a certified public administrator.
It was a tragic Labor Day weekend in Rutherford County.
The 2013-14 chair of the board is Kim Brogli.
Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.
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.
Department to remember terrorism victims
Graduates comprise locally owned newspaper
Federal mandates require hiring a coordinator to investigate allegations of sexual assaults for inmates when a county houses more than 1,000 adult and youth inmates.
From July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, United Way provided a one-to-nine return on investment back into the community.
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.
Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list were apprehended last week.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Planning Department will hold a public meeting Monday, Aug. 19, to examine possible changes in the Gateway District Overlay.
The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.
Four more people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year as compared to last year in Rutherford County.
Older residents who need help with minor home repairs may benefit from a donation from Mt. Moriah Lodge to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Senior Citizens Awareness Network.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.
County planners debate new regulations
Doughtie pushes back against criticism
Middle School football opens up next week.
Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit
Students, parents, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School welcomed new principal Sherry King during a picnic held Tuesday on school grounds.
Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is planning to replace its current style of uniforms due to everyday wear and tear, Sheriff Robert Arnold said.
The La Vergne Police Department is collecting school supplies to be donated to city schools as part of an initiative launched by Chief Mike Walker.
Locally, 45 and 60 percent of all middle school and high school students participate in one or more forms of physical activity while in school.
Making lesson plans and caring for special education students were two of the topics new Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Matt Powell learned about during a week-long training for SROs.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently held its annual Stuff the Bus to benefit at-risk children in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Ministry in Motion launches in Murfreesboro
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
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.
Eric Hill was promoted to the county engineer July 12, Mayor Ernest G. Burgess recently announced.
Community Care collects names of those buried in paupers cemetery
Capturing three dangerous and violent offenders in 24 days resulted in a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office corporal and his K-9 earning Officer of the Month honors.
Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.
Thanks to an alert neighbor, Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies quickly apprehended three suspects who broke into a nearby home.
Historic church is cornerstone of Fosterville
Ripe watermelons will be cracking open by the truck load at the Lucky Ladd Farms second annual Watermelon Festival this weekend.
Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims
Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight
Local, state and federal investigators captured the latest addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted on Wednesday in Nashville.
The TBI has added a Nashville man wanted in connection with a La Vergne home invasion to its Most Wanted list.
No one was injured Sunday afternoon when firefighters and first responders were called to the dam near Manson Pike Trailhead to save two boys who were trapped in the river, according to Murfreesboro officials.
Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is still collecting items that will be used for literacy kits.
There was good reason to exhale when the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a Murfreesboro judge’s ruling in a public notice case that involved the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Commission has agreed to allow the city of Murfreesboro to annex 3.2 acres of land in order to expand a sewer treatment plant.
More than 40 residents graduated recently from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy.
Rutherford County raises property taxes
Independence Day, celebrated with cookouts and fireworks, commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.
Families and friends may now visit from the comfort of their own home computers with inmates locked up at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
The Rutherford County Commission voted Friday morning in support of raising property taxes by 4.1 percent.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Beth Duffield will assume the role of vice president of workforce development
Director of Schools Don Odom has named Dr. Sherry King principal of Homer Pittard Campus School.
The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a suspicious hay bale fire that broke out in a field Saturday morning near Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro.
Community Care head searching for old graves
Despite concerns and public opposition to increased taxes, the Rutherford County Budget Committee has approved the current budget proposal.
Chontel Bridgeman, the embattled former principal of Homer Pittard Campus School, is threatening to sue the county over her transfer.
Residents expressed concern Monday over a proposed property tax increase that is being proposed to pay for the 2013-14 Rutherford County budget.
Nonprofit to invest $2.5M in communities
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
Volunteers are needed for Doors of Hope, a program for women who have recently been released from the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center.
The Rutherford County budget proposal has been approved by the budget committee, and the committee members are ready for voter input.
Trees block multiple roadways
A portion of Franklin Road has remained closed for more than three hours while crews work to rid the area of downed treas and power lines near Royal Glenn.
A Murfreesboro accountant facing allegations that he posed as an investment adviser to clients is innocent of all charges, according to attorneys who represent him.
If you’re a fan of country or bluegrass, you have heard the music and names of Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones and Leroy Troy, all of who have served as Heritage Award Winners at Uncle Dave Macon Days.
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
Group saved after Stones River swells
Home prices nationwide increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
The site allows both groups and individuals to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
Proposal splits 10-cents between county, schools
The Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission approved regulations that could put sprinklers in some area home at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.
A stretch of Route 266 will be named after Rutherford County Historian Ernest Johns in honor of his service to the community, officials recently announced.
Destruction caused by a powerful tornado looked "like somebody had dropped bombs" throughout the Southridge subdivision in 1997.
Historic County Seat of Rutherford bears brunt of catastrophe, being damaged to extent of $500,000
Here is what The Murfreesboro Post picked as the top 10 tornadoes that have struck Rutherford County.
Survivor remembers the F-4 tornado that whipped through his Barfield subdivision about 5 p.m. Jan. 24, 1997.
Citing the need to ensure safety remains a top priority, members of the Rutherford County Budget Committee voted 5-1 in favor Monday of hiring 11 full-time school resource officers for every elementary school.
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County guard accused of wrongdoing
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities brings three weeks of camp to the Middle Tennessee community of students and musicians this summer, starting in June.
Cainsville man stays true to roots
The CAC is sponsoring Darkness to Light, a nationwide training project for adults, teaching them the “Seven Steps to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse.”
The Rutherford County Family YMCA and North Rutherford YMCA are offering day camps to give kids in Rutherford County an adventurous, active and healthy summer.
Two women escaped injury Thursday when a robber who was after prescription drugs allegedly fired two rounds inside a vehicle on Old Nashville Highway.
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
Two Rutherford County women have been charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly selling prescription drugs paid for by the state, according to Tennessee authorities.
Residents are invited to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers during an annual memorial service Thursday, May 16, as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day 2013.
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
At 47, the Rev. Robert Henderson had finally forsaken all, being determined to die to all selfish elements.
Lady Chargers win softball championship
Adopt some ducks to win some bucks
Home builders concerned about sprinkler provision
Sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are growing – Farmers’ Market season has arrived.
Support Special Olympians by dining on wings and rings from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Toot’s restaurant on Northwest Broad Street.
The Rutherford County Schools nutrition department will once again offer the Summer Food Service Program, which will be held Monday through Friday beginning in June.
Specialized courts will combat mental health and substance abuse issues
Beware of people seeking personal information when you haven’t asked for services, an official with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
America’s national anthem and “God Bless America” got standing ovations, when sang by Dean Newkirk at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast last Thursday.
Vonnie Priddy wants answers about her son’s death, and she’s willing to pay for them.
Main Street's 17th annual JazzFest is this weekend, and organizers say it will be the best one yet.
Oakland High School principal Bill Spurlock and his faculty planned to present a financial donation to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity, but Habitat had a presentation of its own for the school.
Senior Citizens Awareness Network helps elderly meet safety needs
How does change affect you? I’m doing better with it as I age.
For the third year in a row, Tennessee saw a slight drop in crime in 2012, when compared to 2011, according to the annual “Crime in Tennessee 2012.”
One man was treated for multiple stab wounds during an argument with a neighbor Wednesday on Hearthstone Court, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy reported.
On Sunday afternoon, the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department let aid to Rutherford County firefighters at a house fire on Franklin Road.
Six inmates made history Thursday when they graduated from an electrical class taught by Tennessee Technology Center at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Murfreesboro’s hospitality campus continues growing along Medical Center Parkway with the addition of a new hotel.
James Butler hopes to get the word out and prevent suicide with the African American Suicide Prevention Community Conference.
This weekend some of Rutherford County’s top middle and high school clay target teams will take part in a competition at Big Springs in Christiana as preparation for the upcoming state tournament in June.
The key to balancing any budget is to have revenues match expenditures.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party convened Saturday morning to elect a new executive committee and executive officers.
Buchanan Elementary School and Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School were on a precautionary lockdown while sheriff’s deputies and a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter searches for an armed suicidal man.
On Wednesday, libraries across the country will celebrate National Bookmobile Day.
Rutherford county refinanced $69.28 million of its outstanding debt, which will save more than $15.18 million in future interest payments over the next 20 years.
Smyrna Police successfully subdued a suicidal gunman with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office following a five-hour standoff.
Bust broke the record for the most “shake and bake” bottles seized in Tennessee.
Emmett Spicer left amazing legacy on the links
Public safety agencies across the county recognize the instrumental role played by telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Readers all over Rutherford County have read "The Fault in Our Stars" as part of Read To Succeed's 2013 One Book community read.
Alive Hospice is seeking volunteers in Rutherford County to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients.
Fraud allegations resurface in Coconut Bay lawsuit
Did you ever have the discussion that happens when friends gather about being stranded on a desert island and your choice of one companion?
Company leads Rutherford County job growth
The Stones River Watershed Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to hear a local engineer describe the methods that will be used to dismantle remains of a low-head dam on the East Fork.
Detectives nabbed an armed 46-year-old man Tuesday when he attempted to enter a girl’s home in the Almaville community after meeting her on an Internet chat room.
MTSU will sponsor a free six-session workshop series to help diabetics deal with their illness.
Healthy living will come to the forefront Saturday, April 20, at the Stones River Regional Health Fair at Embassy Suites Conference Center.
Volunteers join together for project
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
Calling all olive oil lovers: Murfreesboro will soon be home to an olive oil boutique.
Group plans day of farming fun
A Rutherford County Schools custodian who has been fired is facing multiple charges for allegedly inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl.
Students will learn the skills to support themselves after being released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Developer awarded $7.5M in fraud lawsuit
The Smyrna Airport’s historically important control tower has escaped the scalpel of cutbacks currently being ordered by federal officials in Washington, D.C.
Celebrate birthdays with a serenade by school resource officers and hear Dick Peach croon Elvis songs during the Special Olympics Wings and Rings benefit slated for Tuesday, March 26, at Toot’s South.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Nicky Reynolds as the vice president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
When Robert Blackburn was perusing Craigslist a couple of years ago, he had no idea he would end up buying a business.
Funneling wind swept through Rutherford County and lightning and thunder crashed to awaken and scare residents the morning of March 21, 1913.
Forty-five teachers will be honored among their peers and families on March 27.
Four community leaders in Murfreesboro will be honored Friday, March 22, at the Willie McGowan Banquet.
Company found liable in fraud lawsuit
A Rutherford County jury has awarded nearly $4 million to a local real estate developer who sued Wilson Bank & Trust over allegations that a former executive committed fraud and forgery to the detriment of two companies.
Federal authorities have arrested and charged a Rutherford County deputy following an undercover drug investigation involving the distribution of cocaine.
Possible tornado damage was reported in southeastern Rutherford County from strong storms that pushed through the area Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Experts say assessments lag behind market
Jurors will resume deliberations this week in the trial over fraud allegations involving the former Rutherford County president of Wilson Bank & Trust in Murfreesboro.
A former sharecropper’s daughter continues to reach out and touch thousands of lives through the annual Doris Dollars campaign, which kicks off next month.
FamilyWize cards have provided needed relief with great success, saving 10,138 people in the local community more than $740,741 on the cost of their medicine.
Convenience Center would not close if there was one service provider providing for trash collection.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.”
A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence against a man accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day for the case to be considered by a Rutherford County grand jury.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a Small Business Tax Workshop next week at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Rutherford County brothers made mark in Texas
An expert testified Wednesday a local developer benefited financially when Wilson Bank & Trust foreclosed on loans that were allegedly altered by a former bank president.
Overall crime dropped 1 percent for last year, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
On Saturday, the National Weather Service is holding a SKYWARN Spotter Training Class at La Vergne City Hall.
State Sen. Jim Tracy and Rep. Rick Womick have announced they will not seek passage of with their ultrasound bill in order to focus on passage of a constitutional amendment initiative concerning abortion laws.
Because the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is built and under operation, Tennessee State Court of Appeals could declare the ongoing lawsuit "moot."
Mona Herring has received some well-deserved recognition in recent weeks from the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and other leaders throughout the country.
Two weeks ago I mentioned a few places that are perfect for outdoor walks in Murfreesboro.
A local real estate developer is seeking millions of dollars in damages against Wilson Bank & Trust over allegations that a former Rutherford County bank president fraudulently modified loans and forged documents to the detriment of two companies.
If you’re still on the hunt for employment, circle March 7 on your calendar.
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
Donating handmade guitar to benefit Vanderbilt children's hospital
Beginning this weekend, the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office in downtown Murfreesboro will be open the first Saturday of every month.
Bobcat of Nashville, located at 5818 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch, has moved down the road to 149 Industrial Blvd. in La Vergne
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is teaming with MTSU for a massive volunteer effort.
Calf roping, bareback riding and clowns will entertain families at the annual Lone Star World Championship Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
Download the 2013 Wedding Guide to learn more about planning your dream day in Middle Tennessee.
Identity of a suspect who broke into home and stole $1,300 worth of electronics is sought by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1965, the undefeated Murfreesboro Central Tigers went to Memphis and won the boys state basketball championship.
Residents have until Thursday, Feb. 28, to pay their Rutherford County property taxes.
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
Two Rutherford County middle school basketball teams were crowned recently as the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association state champions, Rock Springs in the girls and Oakland in the boys division.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon County continued its record-breaking tradition when it announced raising a record amount of pledges for the second year in a row.
Some of the best Rutherford County middle school basketball players gathered last week at La Vergne Middle for the second annual Rutherford County All-Star game.
Smyrna West SRO Jimmy Sanford knew he was stepping way outside his box of comfort but decided to help the Center for the Arts when he auditioned for the role of Hoke, the driver in “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Newspaper wants action on public notice issue
A suspect was apprehended Thursday in less than 20 minutes after allegedly robbing a Lascassas Market store clerk at knifepoint.
Officials to spend $220K on location
County officials endorse SRO plan
Husband arrested for Valentine's Day killing
The Webb School is offering summer programs for middle and high school students.
Officials have identified the woman who was killed Monday morning in a trailer fire on Old Nashville Highway in Rutherford County.
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
Former deputy threatens sheriff
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites through its partnership with Greenhouse Ministries.
Budget Committee endorses proposal
Pledge to unplug and read
This has been a most unusual year in girls and boys district basketball. But those 10 games determined the seeding for the district tournament that begins Thursday, Feb. 14, at Smyrna High School.
Rutherford County’s 32 percent increase from January 2012 to January 2013 is a good sign that this year will be another good year of positive growth in the local real-estate industry.
They will be given away on a first come first serve basis.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
The Days of Action is an annual event that promotes volunteerism through the United Way.
Here is a roundup of the future games for Rutherford County basketball teams.
Law enforcement officials have recovered more than $10,000 worth of horseback riding equipment from an Eagleville man.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais witnessed first hand Friday how the gun control debate has thrust different constitutional interpretations at the forefront of political discourse.
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
At a recent meeting, members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors recognized Rutherford County residents Chris Garrett as 2012 Realtor of the Year and Bill Jakes as Rookie of the Year.
Officials arrested in separate incidents
Linebaugh Public Library will play host to two local authors Tuesday afternoon.
Rutherford County residents receive federal funds
There is a new sport in town – competitive rock climbing. And middle and high school students from around Rutherford County have risen to the challenge.
Business At Its Best honors economic progress
Basketball is getting way too physical. This was obvious in the recent middle school tournament which was, in general, well officiated.
One person died and numerous crashes were reported from a winter snow storm today in Rutherford County.
One 5-year-old boy and two 3-year-old boys, who lived in a home blanketed with dog feces and urine, were taken into state custody and their parents were arrested Tuesday.
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
Two Murfreesboro residents have pleaded guilty to stealing tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna.
Inmates are clearing debris and trees left from the storm Wednesday morning in Eagleville where several houses were damaged.
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced the revival of The Commonwealth Society, an organization of young professionals and future leaders eager to explore issues surrounding health care.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
Multiple charges were filed against a suspect accused of assaulting his girlfriend, stealing her truck and crashing into three vehicles during a pursuit Saturday in Murfreesboro.
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
The first-ever Civil Rights Week wrapped up Monday after a weeklong series of educational and fun events sponsored by the Murfreesboro chapter of the NAACP.
As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County.
Reservations and payments for the annual event are required by Friday, Feb. 15.
Worry grows over convenience center relocation
Rutherford County has two new locations for self-service driver license kiosks.
With a search warrant in hand, the La Vergne Police Department's Narcotics and Vice Unit and SWAT Team confirmed a marijuana grow operation Friday on Sarna Drive.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Tracy announced additions to his 4th Congressional District campaign leadership team, which reads as a virtual who's who of Rutherford County.
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
Marijuana was confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday, Jan. 14 on Interstate 24.
Legislator takes stand against gun control
The owners of Smyrna Video and Tanning and another man have been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on numerous drug-related charges.
Nashville Superspeedway is destined for another season of silence, a somber symbol of the state of auto racing in Middle Tennessee.
Jim Demos and I recently broke bread of fellowship and shared the wisdom of actually listening to people and the beauty of Mother Nature.
Sanford Drive home a total loss.
The Murfreesboro Police Department collected about 20 guns at its Gift Cards for Guns event held Thursday afternoon, spokesman Kyle Evans said.
The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons.
Due to incorrect property assessments, Rutherford County must refund more than $434,000 in property taxes to Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Middle School Basketball League has its tournament next week – 11 schools, 22 teams, 22 games and a world of fun.
Lawmaker targets new gun control plans
Burgess picks Eagleville resident for post
The Rutherford County Commission expressed strong support Thursday for a proposal to add a school resource officer to every elementary school but balked at the price tag.
Murfreesboro native takes the lead
Downtown access to Internet expands
However, it is and always has been an integral part of the larger community. The university’s partnerships with groups in Rutherford County and far beyond enhance the quality of life for all involved.
Murfreesboro police bust drug operation
Rumors of a gun threat at Blackman High School were determined to be unfounded following an investigation Friday by Rutherford County school resource officers and detectives.
Republican Rep. Joe
Carr, of Lascassas, has been appointed to serve as chair of the Subcommittee on Local Government in the Tennessee General Assembly this session.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced the promotion of Meagan Flippin to President and Chief Executive Officer for the local organization.
Nobel Prize-winning economist and Middle Tennessee State University alumnus James M. Buchanan died Wednesday morning in Blacksburg, Va.
The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session Tuesday, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee and a new era for Rutherford County.
Arnold wants security at every school
Tracy Toy, community volunteer and retired nurse, will serve as the 2013 board chairwoman.
State Sen. Jim Tracy has announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
A suicidal man surrendered without incident to law enforcement officials Thursday morning after a two-hour standoff near Gresham Lane in Murfreesboro.
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority board of directors is operating two new bus routes and a number of other service improvements as part of its fall system changes.
The Rutherford County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will place a marker Sunday, Jan. 6, at the “The Corners,” in Readyville.
One of two heating boilers at the Rutherford County Detention Center has blown and the second is limping along under the strain of the usage overflow.
The Murfreesboro location of the Rutherford County Trustee's Office will be open New Year's Eve.
Traffic fatalities claimed six lives this year on Interstate 24, which has prompted law enforcement officials to emphasize safety efforts for the remainder of 2012.
Mobile diagnostics brings X-ray to patient
Smyrna officials are crediting the public for helping detectives locate a teenage boy who allegedly ran away from home in early December.
Authorities determined Tuesday evening a suspicious package found outside of Regions Bank in La Vergne was harmless.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies evacuated the Juvenile Detention Center Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was called in around 8:30 to the Court Clerk's office.
Juvenile court resumes following threat
Charities were ranked based on private support, total revenue, fund raising efficiency, charitable commitment and donor dependency.
What better time than the holidays for expressing thanks to those that help so many in Rutherford County all year long.
Jolly St. Nick tours Murfreesboro
Officials reflect on SRO program
Attorneys filed an appeal Wednesday with the Rutherford County Planning Department in response to the approval of a site plan for existing buildings at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
The Master Gardeners of Rutherford County is accepting registrations for the annual garden basics course.
The TBI investigation revealed that during 2012, the Christiana man stole more than $1,000 from his employer, Alley Cassetty Brick and Block
A section of Holland Ridge Drive will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 17, so that crews with the La Vergne Public Works Department can repair a broken stormwater culvert.
The Rutherford County Planning Commission approved an as-built site plan proposal Monday for accessory structures at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
The 2012 Rutherford County Christmas Parade wound down East Main Street and around the Public Square Sunday, Dec. 9. (Photos by B. Mailley)
Folks from all over the county converged on the Square Friday for the annual Christmas Tree lighting. (Photos by T. Christy)
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
Companies invest in charging stations
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister.
Wisdom guided an 80-year-old Rockvale woman to simply hang up when a scammer requested personal information after informing her she won $26 million.
A suspect was apprehended Saturday after Sheriff Robert Arnold spotted the man while he was fleeing down South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
The new law takes effect with vehicles whose registration expires January 2014.
While holiday lights sparkle, lone blue lights are visible in some windows as a tribute to the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
As the holidays approached in 1862 and the good folks of Murfreesboro began their preparations, they had much to celebrate and more to be thankful for than they might have imagined just a few months prior.
Proposal outlines expanding department in future
United Ways of Tennessee, the association of 38 United Ways in the state, has elected its board of directors for 2013, including several new additions and key officers.
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
Parents voice complaints to School Board
Commissioners approval development plan
Members of the Rutherford County Commission unanimously approved rezoning a portion of the Springhouse neighborhood Thursday for the creation of the Nature Walk subdivision.
The Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center has been approved for more than $131,000 in Title 1 funding to be used to supplement programming and classes for families in the court system.
A mother was indicted after she allegedly smoked crack cocaine and gave birth to a premature baby who tested positive for cocaine, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Nashville Ballet has selected three young dancers from Rutherford County to perform as part of the youth cast in its annual presentation of Nashville’s Nutcracker Dec. 9-23 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall in downtown Nashville.
The decision to add “toy gun” verbiage to school policy was approved Thursday for a second reading during the Rutherford County Board of Education meeting.
Home sales in Rutherford County took an unexpected turn for the better last month.
Six Rutherford County players, representing three schools made the list to play in the TSSAA East-West All-Star Classic.
Rutherford County School Board Vice Chair Wayne Blair has earned Master School Board Member status from the Tennessee School Boards Association.
Rutherford County announced the recent closure of the Kroger Recycling Center on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have announced the expansion of its permanent exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything.”
More than $46,000 has been raised for the annual Read To Succeed fundraiser, the Celebrity Spelling Bee, which is less than a week away.
Despite technical delays in churning out results, Rutherford County election officials insisted Friday that all votes have been accurately counted.
After three years as president of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, long-time community leader Brian Hercules will be leaving his position to join the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development.
A morning fog lifted leaving billowing white clouds and a soft blue sky – a simply breathtaking view above the grand columns of the Rutherford County Courthouse.
One young homeless girl skipped and grinned in delight as she selected Christmas gifts for herself during the Shop with the Sheriff event last December.
A Murfreesboro police officer has been placed on administrative duty after being indicted on a misdemeanor child abuse charge this week by the Rutherford County grand jury.
Brian Hercules named vice president of economic development
No one was injured Monday night when a 39-year-old man allegedly fired multiple shots at his wife and son during an argument at their Christiana home.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, officials with the Rutherford County Election Commission released the results of absentee ballots and early voting.
A judge has ordered Ronnie Barrett to pay nearly a $1 million in damages to a Rutherford County woman following a battle over an access road near Buchanan Road.
Democratic candidate garners local support
What are the greatest needs facing Rutherford County and how do they impact business, education, government, human services, health care and safety and security?
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce have formed a new advocacy partnership that will allow members to have a stronger voice in the Tennessee General Assembly.
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual Report Card on school districts and schools, and the report shows Rutherford County Schools continues to be a leader in education.
Clark Harrell has been chosen as the first principal of Stewarts Creek High School, according to officials with Rutherford County Schools.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives and deputies will join state parole officers Halloween night to ensure violent sex offenders and those with GPS tracking devices aren’t celebrating Halloween.
Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom will be the featured speaker at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club meeting at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Stones River Country Club.
Older children can tour the Haunted House while younger children can collect candy at the free Trunk or Treat Halloween event at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Members of the Rutherford County Commission will consider a revised proposal Thursday, Nov. 15, to rezone a portion of the new Springhouse subdivision for smaller homes.
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
Complaints of a church volunteer allegedly exposing himself to neighbors outside of his Christiana home resulted in his arrest on an indecent exposure charge.
Vice President of Economic Development Holly E. Sears announced her resignation Wednesday to the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Rutherford County market gears up for winter
Murfreesboro columnist volunteers for good cause
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dwain Jackson was part of the first class of local law enforcement officers who attended and completed the annual TBI State Academy.
Voters in Rutherford County continue to show their support for the flexibility and convenience of early voting.
A tour of Evergreen Cemetery and Oaklands Historic House Museum really digs the past.
Recycle Rutherford will hold its semi-annual meeting Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the second floor courtroom of the Rutherford County Courthouse in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County is holding a household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. till noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at the city of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility at 4765 Florence Road.
Riverdale-Oakland was county’s first rivalry
The search for a deputy to the Rutherford County mayor has reached a new phase, and interviews should begin in a few weeks.
Early voting began Wednesday for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, federal and state general election, as well as the general elections for Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna.
Ancestors continue spreading country tunes worldwide
Thanks to funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for safe routes to school, sidewalks and crosswalks are being installed in the city of La Vergne.
Deputies responding to a home alarm nabbed a 16-year-old boy carrying electronics from his neighbor’s house Tuesday afternoon in the Florence community, a sheriff’s supervisor said.
Two Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau staff members were recognized recently at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in September in Sevierville, Tenn.
The late Ken Shipp, a legendary NFL coach, has left a $3.5 million bequest to the university to benefit a scholarship fund he set up to help Rutherford County students.
Many in the real estate industry feel that within about eight months the reasonably good lot sites will be substantially gone.
Although new district alignments and assignments have not yet been made, high school football fans can now get a pretty good idea of what they will look like for the next four years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
During a warrants roundup Wednesday, authorities discovered a fire at Hanover Apartments and quickly turned their attention to saving lives.
Residents will get a chance to clean the old paint out of their garages when Rutherford County holds its annual oil-based paint collection.
An 8-year-old child discovered Saturday morning that his parents were dead inside their home in Smyrna.
Officials with the Rutherford County Juvenile Court will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 18, to give residents an opportunity to view the Murfreesboro facility.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the La Vergne Public Library will hold its biannual book sale to help fund future literary purchases and services.
Rutherford County has been chosen to receive $108,059 to supplement emergency aid services under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Rutherford County law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to inventory valuable items in case their home is ever targeted by criminals.
The identities of two men are being sought by Rutherford County detectives after they stole credit cards and used the cards last month at Murfreesboro and Smyrna businesses.
Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst has received a certificate of need from the state of Tennessee to establish an ambulatory surgery center, located in Smyrna.
The local nonprofit seeks partners to address issues in education, income, health and rebuilding lives for the upcoming fiscal year.
Two new sets of “Yes I Can” diabetes self-management workshops are slated for the Middle Tennessee area.
Reuhland remembered for dedication to community
It’s always fun to see where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going (maybe).
Most people would agree that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy whether in a small town or a big city.
Columnist recalls his battle with heart disease
Tennessee officials recently toured the Garden of Hope to see how inmates learn skills and responsibilities at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Upcoming events to offer fun-filled activities
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to start a new workforce development program targeting military personnel who are within six months of leaving service.
As the nation’s economy continues to regain its strength, jobs are more important than ever, and Rutherford County is doing its part to ensure stability in the local market.
Six Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisors learned about management skills and legal issues during a 10-week class taught by Northwestern University.
Voters will have the opportunity to listen to La Vergne alderman candidates discuss issues and share their vision for the city Thursday, Oct. 11, during a debate at City Hall.
Search for Smyrna suspect continues
Serial burglary suspect likely to face more charges
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 2, to help local business owners decide what media components work for them.
What’s your favorite rivalry? It seems good rivals come and go, depending on the sport and a number of other things.
Law enforcement agencies are asking residents to turn in unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, Sept. 29, at various Drug Take Back disposal sites that will be available throughout Rutherford County.
Committee challenges small businesses to make an impact on community
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
Rutherford County’s new property assessor announced Monday the office has settled more than 400 outstanding appeals cases.
The Linebaugh Library System has been awarded a community relations grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is the first county in the U.S. to allow citizens to learn about emergency situations through an improved mobile phone app.
Inefficiencies in daily operations pose safety risks
Drug card saved county residents more than $600,000 at pharmacy
Participating in National Principals Institute this week in Arlington
Springhouse homeowners worried about property values
A mother accused of passing illegal drugs to her premature baby was charged with aggravated child abuse last month.
More than $162,000 in grants have been approved to aid six Rutherford County agencies in their highway safety efforts.
Studies point to need for more guards
A Rutherford County Sheriff’s school resource officer captured the state title for long-range shooting with a rifle while his son earned the junior state title.
The Rutherford County Republican Party is set to open a second county office in Smyrna for the November election campaign.
Free event for all parents will be held at Riverdale and LaVergne high schools
While most charitable events raise much-needed funds for deserving nonprofit organizations, the Power of Pink uses the money raised to help women right here in Rutherford County.
Amber Combs, Mary Hebden, a re-enactor, Barb Spina and Barbara Spindell at the Forrest’s Raid Re-enactment in July. Spina made hers and several of the reproduction dresses.
August was another great month in the real-estate business in Rutherford County.
As the Democratic Party gathered last week for its national convention, two delegates from Rutherford County had the honor of representing Tennessee.
Citing the lack of regulations in Rutherford County, members of the Public Safety Committee have decided to begin studying the need for adopting portions of the International Fire Code.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced that it started its process to recruit 2013-2014 partner programs.
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
With Nissan and Amazon.com adding new jobs to the local market, more parents will be going to work on second and third shifts, and that means some will need late-night daycare services.
Awards are part of more than $1.4 million in scholarships given from Community Foundation funds
Rutherford Countians will gather Tuesday during a solemn ceremony to dedicate the 9/11 Memorial for the 3,000 people who died from terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.
With summertime approaching its final days and cooler weather on the horizon, now is the time to begin thinking about next year’s gardening season.
Rutherford County will receive nearly $453.9 million in state appropriations, including some funds for the long-awaited MTSU Science Building.
Director of Schools Don Odom, left, tours with Board members Wayne Blair, Terry Hodge and project manager Bryan Yarbrough during an open house event to celebrate Eagleville's new middle school wing.
Despite the early morning hour, more than 100 people gathered for the United Way 2012 kickoff last week.
Four fatal crashes in past week attributed to drivers, passengers not buckling up
Governor appoints 109 Tennesseans, including five from RuCo, to 48 boards and commissions
Students, parents, faculty and staff at Homer Pittard Campus School enjoyed a cyber celebration Monday along with other top performing schools across the state.
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Launching a weekly crime map will inform Rutherford County citizens of crime in their communities and hopefully gain information leading to arrests of suspects, Sheriff Robert Arnold said Wednesday in a press release.
A Memphis man wanted on theft and drug charges was apprehended Friday in Rutherford County by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Authorities are looking for a couple from Weakley County allegedly connected to the arrest of two men Tuesday who illegally entered several occupied homes in rural Fosterville.
The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
Hobgood Elementary School parents, teachers and students welcomed community members to the grand opening of the newly constructed and badly needed expansion Wednesday with refreshments and tours.
Five Murfreesboro commissioners were re-elected Thursday to the Rutherford County Steering, Legislative and Governmental Committee, despite efforts to get a Smyrna representative on the powerful governing body.
Annual tractor show to draw thousands
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
Countywide changes one step closer to approval
Elders First Adult Day Services of Rutherford County recently received a $6,000 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust.
Approximately 1,100 Rutherford County seventh graders have not shown proof of the state-required immunizations and will not be permitted to attend school after Friday, Aug. 17.
The suspect accused of stabbing a man three days ago in Smyrna was apprehended Tuesday by law enforcement officials.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold a seminar on setting on a business plan Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Blackman High and Middle schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution Tuesday morning after a suspect fled Interstate Crime Enforcement officers.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the 50-year-old suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times Saturday night at a residence in Smyrna.
You may not know how much of a hero she truly is.
Interest in the 2012 Blue Raider football season will be escalating when fans gather for this year’s MTSU Rutherford County Alumni Pigskin Pre-Game scholarship fundraiser.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has awarded the Sheriff's Office with state appropriated grant money to use exclusively for Crimestoppers programs at the local level.
The revived 7AAA Football Jamboree showed the strengths and weaknesses of our local teams.
Before the new school year started, local nonprofit organizations joined together to celebrate literacy in Murfreesboro.
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was granted a temporary 30-day certificate of occupancy Tuesday morning by officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
The city of La Vergne is holding a National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Veterans Memorial Park as part of a nationwide effort to take a stand against crime.
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
State Sen. Jim Tracy overwhelmingly defeated challenger Matt Randolph in the Republican Party primary Thursday for the 14th District in the Tennessee Senate.
Let's take a quick look at all nine Rutherford County football teams before next Friday's Jamboree at Riverdale.
Officials pull plug after winning legal battle
White wins 37th District race; Brooks elected road superintendent
Family Staffing Solutions honored a dozen women who have or will soon be celebrating their 100th birthdays by inducting them into the Century Club.
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro are only trying to intervene in federal court to stir up additional controversy based on hateful rhetoric, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Tennessee’s Board of Education is seeking to revoke the license of a teacher under investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for allegations of assaulting students and being a possible child abuse perpetrator.
Police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and used her credit cards Thursday in Smyrna.
Designation part of Tennessee’s new accountability system
The city of La Vergne is hosting a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 1, in partnership with Snelling Professional Services to help fill an estimated 60 positions at a new mail processing facility that is coming to the area.
Project culminates seven-year effort.
Club owner caught giving alcohol to minors; Wanted illegal immigrant arrested
This year marks the third consecutive year that United Way has earned this distinction, tagged as a "Thumbs Up!" by the international organization.
Documents show mosque construction almost stopped
Perhaps the most exciting Rutherford County Beer Board meeting in history took place Monday evening in County Clerk Lisa Crowell’s office in downtown Murfreesboro.
Butterfly Bushes can very easily be propagated with cuttings to create new plants for your garden or to share with your friends.
Fumes from an illegal methamphetamine lab caused a sheriff’s deputy to suffer injuries while driving two passengers exposed to the lab to a safe location Monday night.
Murfreesboro Little Theatre has got all kinds of intriguing events coming up for the next few months.
Administrators pushed back Thursday against recent allegations that the Rutherford County Board of Education has been approached about providing special accommodations to Muslim students.
Islamic Center grateful for recent court decision
Home sales in Rutherford County continue to gain momentum, new housing data shows.
A Lascassas man accused of raping a preschool girl on several occasions was indicted on four counts of rape of a child last week, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detective said Wednesday.
Federal officials file lawsuit against Rutherford County
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Kelli Beam has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.
Rutherford County’s top cops were honored Monday at the annual Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year banquet.
Citizens of Rutherford County may receive information about Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmates through a free mobile app now available on Android and HTC phones.
The National Weather Service warned of hot, moist conditions that will result in dangerous heat indices both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
The Post profiles of candidates for Rutherford County property assessor
Before the new school year starts, join local nonprofit Read To Succeed, Olive Branch Church, Linebaugh Library and United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties to celebrate literacy.
Also, man’s truck vandalized; Illinois fugitive apprehended; Business owner arrested on drug charges
Lascassas and Walter Hill volunteer firefighters battling a woods fire Wednesday afternoon discovered an active moonshine still off Old Halls Hill Pike.
A local judge denied a request by Rutherford County officials Monday to lift a partial injunction that is preventing members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro from using the building.
Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who don't have summer classes to attend, or an organized reading program.
Rutherford County joined the ranks of top counties in terms of employment growth in a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Members of the Rutherford County Commission agreed Friday to use some reserve funds to balance the $442.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year in order to avoid increasing property taxes.
Local retailers hope for future development
The water systems of Rutherford County are asking customers to use water wisely and conservatively in light of the severe heat, lack of rain and dry conditions now present throughout the Middle Tennessee area.
Briefly in the 1950s, Lascassas, a mere village, was known more widely than Rutherford County capitol city Murfreesboro due to the “Arthur Godfrey Show” on television and radio.
Residents urged not to use fireworks
Tickets are still available for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Red, White, and Blues event on July 14.
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
Firefighters have contained a fire on the corner of Baker Road and John Locke Lane in the Blackman Area.
Hundreds turn out for annual charity race
Newspaper fights Murfreesboro mosque ruling
A rapid warm up is forecast for the latter half of the week.
Inaugural event aimed at providing students with school supplies and resources related to literacy.
Rutherford County will receive a $466,000 waste tire recycling grant for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was elected to the National Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors during the annual conference last week in Nashville.
With Justice Department watching, constitutional concerns raised
Law enforcement officials have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 51-year-old man believed to be responsible for calling in a bomb threat May 31 to the Rutherford County Judicial Building.
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
Twelve thousand yellow rubber ducks cheered on by a crowd of spectators glided down Stones River Saturday in Murfreesboro during the annual Duck Derby.
Sumatra Drayton will take the helm of Holloway High School, replacing current principal Jason Bridgeman.
One suspect accused of calling in a bomb threat directed to a Rutherford County Circuit Court judge May 31 is wanted by Rutherford County sheriff’s detectives and the U.S. Marshals.
On Thursday, Rutherford County officials filed a notice to appeal a local judge’s ruling that voided approval for construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Advocacy Center predicts record number of adoptions
McFarland leads youth league in tournament
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
Civil Rights Division keeping close eye on legal battle
State Farm Insurance will present a $25,000 grant to local nonprofit Special Kids for its summer day camp, Camp Ability.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Tim Eldred was named the National Sheriff’s Association Chaplain of the Year.
Water will roll off 10,000 rubber ducks’ backs when they race down Stones River during the annual Child Advocacy Center’s Rubber Duck Derby at 4:23 p.m. Saturday at the Sportsman’s Club.
Eagleville School is one of only eight schools in the nation to receive a 2012 High Schools that Work Gold Improvement Award.
Rutherford County employees encouraged to become trained Red Cross disaster volunteers.
State Sen. Jim Tracy formally announced Monday he will be a candidate for re-election to the 14th District in the Tennessee State Senate.
In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
Burglary and theft charges were lodged against a suspect allegedly caught in the act of stealing property from a workshop late Thursday on Halls Hill Pike.
A 54-year-old man who was arrested Friday at his Rocky Fork-Almaville Road home in Smyrna is facing multiple drug-related charges.
Child Advocacy Center helps victims heal
Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself.
Director of Schools-elect Don Odom has named Ginger Tucker the principal of Stewarts Creek Elementary School.
Predators take innocence from victims
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission voted to appeal a recent ruling that voided site plan approval of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
A local judge ruled Wednesday construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro may continue but officials cannot issue an occupancy certificate to allow use of the building.
Two men indicted earlier this month on statutory rape charges in unrelated cases are both scheduled to appear Monday, June 18, in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Planning Commission voted Monday night to appeal a recent decision in Chancery Court about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Garvin defends his vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
Volunteers will wash 12,000 ducks and tag the ducks with identification numbers during a Duck Tagging Party at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at the Child Advocacy Center.
President Barack Obama has selected an educator from Rutherford County, Gail Schulte, as the winner of a prestigious national science award.
Detectives protect most vulnerable
Bestselling author Donna VanLiere wondered how breaking a childhood secret would have altered her life.
At 10 a.m every Friday morning, prekindergarten-age children gather on a large exercise mat in the gymnasium of SportsCom.
Dancers from around the world to perform in Rutherford County
Fosterville may owe its very existence to the steam-powered locomotive, but faith became the real driving force that kept its families going through good times and bad.
Home sales in Rutherford County continued an upward climb in May, newly released data shows.
Settled into new offices in the heart of Murfreesboro’s signature Gateway business district, FNB Mortgage has added five new staff members.
Local members of various garden clubs will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker on Thursday, June 14, outside of the Rutherford County Courthouse in Murfreesboro.
Republican Richard Garvin issued a debate request Friday, calling on Dawn White to a series of public debates between now and the Aug. 2 Republican primary.
It’s amazing sometimes how what we think of as obscure laws can have such unforeseen consequences.
Murfreesboro business partners with nonprofits
Historic restaurant reopens after tax fallout
One suspect listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List May 30 and his accomplice were apprehended Friday in Smyrna.
GOP leaders spar over Tea Party influence
Director of Schools-Elect Don Odom has named Jeannie Nicholson the principal of Smyrna Middle School.
Members of the Steering Committee will recommend extending the county attorney’s contract for two years to the Rutherford County Commission.
Murfreesboro is abuzz with construction with several subdivisions, apartment complexes and restaurants currently or nearing being built.
So in no particular order and with apologies if I left out someone, we lost the following people way too early.
Seniors want to stay busy doing as much as they can, said Lynne Graves, the nurse on duty at the St. Clair Senior Center in Murfreesboro. They also want to stay healthy and alert.
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
Officials and business leaders from 10 Middle Tennessee counties gathered May 23 to discuss regional collaboration and its role in making the area attractive for businesses.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County raised $109,000 during their inaugural It Just Takes One campaign.
For the last decade, Randolph Salyers has observed La Vergne and noted areas in codes enforcement that needed improvement.
Do you have expired or unwanted prescription medications at your home?
The TBI has put a Smyrna man on the state’s Top Ten List who law enforcement believes is responsible for an attempted aggravated burglary that occurred last week in Williamson County.
Chancellor punts on defining status of newspaper
Those seeking to purchase beer at the Smyrna BP on North Lowry Street must now find another place to shop after Smyrna’s Beer Board revoked the store’s license earlier this month.
Director of Schools Harry Gill Jr. strongly recommended the Rutherford County Commission consider raising property taxes this year out of fear that Stewart’s Creek High School may not open on time.
Rutherford County's sheriff completed participation in the 102nd session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute in Aurora, Colo.
Four suspects were charged with raping girls 5 to 12 years of age after lengthy investigations by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Family Crimes Unit and detectives, investigators said.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy principal named
The Eagleville Eagles entered this year’s 2012 TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling Class A state tournament hoping to rewrite history.
Sheriff Robert F. Arnold expects to spend nearly $1 million in overtime pay next fiscal year in lieu of additional officers.
One driver accused of fleeing from a deputy in a congested school zone was nabbed by K-9 Venture and handler Cpl. David Ashburn Friday afternoon.
Six law enforcement officers in Tennessee lost their lives in the line of duty last year.
Rutherford County sent teams and individuals to the BlueCross SpringFling this week in four of five sports. The results will be updated as they come in.
A rezoning request by Valley Growers Garden Center was denied after residents of a nearby subdivision argued against the business.
An estimated $50,000 is being raised by Murfreesboro area volunteers to help with transplant-related expenses.
With six weeks left in the county attorney’s contract, officials are considering setting up a legal department though commissioners are split on the idea.
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess proposed no property tax increase for the County General Fund.
Raises can be funded without tax hike, mayor says
The Rutherford County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be sponsoring a suicide prevention conference Saturday at Patterson Park.
If a former Middle Tennessee State University student charged with first-degree murder acted in self-defense, Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart would not have been left alone to die after being stabbed during an altercation last year, prosecutors agrued.
Layoffs are possible for Smyrna employees as the town grapples with a deficit and looks for more long-term budget solutions.
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
Before last week’s Rutherford County baseball tournament, Stewarts Creek Middle School head coach Tim Crunk said in order to do well in the tournament, his Falcons had to do three things to be successful: pitching, solid defense and timely hitting.
Blue Angels highlight May 12-13 event
Drivers will be stopped for a safety and sobriety checkpoint from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 5 on U.S. Highway 231 South (Shelbyville Highway).
Coming home to fill Auburntown with gospel sound
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
Retailers eye South Church Street location
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission continued work on the zoning ordinance Monday responding to public comments and raising other concerns.
Testimony in Planning Commission lawsuit concludes
Eighty-five year-old Naomi Yarbrough survived her battle with cancer more than a decade ago, but that experience was harrowing enough for her to make plans for the end of her life.
An expert said Thursday that Rutherford County officials followed the law in May 2010 because the government is not required to advertise regularly scheduled meetings.
Four-term City Councilman Toby Gilley received the Republican of the Year award from the Rutherford County Republican Party this past Saturday at the Annual Reagan Day Banquet.
There’s no denying that Rutherford County got swept up in Hunger Games mania this year.
The best track and field athletes in Rutherford County converged at Eagleville High School on April 23 and 24 to see who is the best in the area in track and field.
Although the overall crime rate decreased last year, the number of homicides increased by 4 percent statewide, according to data in the Crime in Tennessee 2011 report that was released last week.
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said Wednesday they believe the government should do more to inform residents about public meetings.
La Vergne, MTMC and Smyrna stage prescription drug take back events
Rutherford County property assessor denies any wrongdoing
A 28-year-old Murfreesboro woman reported Thursday she was being stalked by an elderly man, who had followed her to the 800 block of Northwest Broad Street earlier in the evening.
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a second try for property rezoning, unusually contentious consideration of a playground, and an attempt to move the municipal election date.
Good News Guys for hire to support local charities
Cedar Creek launched its new regional operation in Rutherford County, the company announced last week.
Summer's hottest trends in hair
Serving civil documents such as evicting residents from their home remains one of the most dangerous jobs at a sheriff’s office, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
A lawsuit alleging the Planning Commission did not provide adequate public notice prior to approving construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will proceed to trial next week as scheduled.
Concrete executives united to construct the foundation of the historical 9/11 Memorial’s I-beam from the World Trade Center this week at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation has been opened into reports of an unidentified suspect who allegedly shot at a driver in a truck just before 10 p.m. Monday on Riviera Drive.
Following a record cocaine seizure, about 200 pounds of marijuana valued at $200,000 were seized and seven suspects arrested on burglary charges last week by Rutherford County sheriff’s investigators, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Rutherford County’s School Board unanimously selected Don Odom to replace Harry Gill Jr. as the next director of schools Monday.
Murfreesboro store offers organic food
A new report shows a strong comeback by the real estate market, especially in single-family rental homes.
After 30 years of service, Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department Director Joe Kirchner has decided he will retire in August, according to a recent announcement by city officials.
Dispatchers with Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office accepted the Meritorious Service Award on Wednesday from the Sons of the American Revolution.
Murfreesboro City School Board members are elected at-large, meaning the top two vote-getters will take seats.
Rutherford County’s Board of Commissioners approved a $350,000 request Thursday from the Sheriff’s Office to cover costs of basic necessities through the fiscal year.
Twenty Rutherford County residents spoke out Monday about the proposed zoning ordinance to the Planning Commission.
State legislators passed a bill last week aimed at creating uniformity among Road Board and School Board zones in Rutherford County as set by recent redistricting.
Nonprofit dental clinic will serve more than thousands annually
RuCo schools dominate state archery tournament
Ten-year-old Hunter Thornhill is a high-functioning autistic child, but that wasn’t always the case, said his mother, Holly Thornhill, in an interview last week.
Birdsong Hollow Farm sells world of folks on gardening
U.S. military aviation history will once again soar May 12-13 as the fabled Blue Angels headline the 2012 Great Tennessee Air Show at Smyrna Airport.
A new $20,000 grant from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter will help MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services boost its text-messaging campaign aimed at improving young women’s health.
MTSU baseball win weekend series against Arkansas-Little Rock
Less than two weeks after an unknown number of suspects targeted Cash-N-Dash, employees discovered Monday the store had been burglarized again at some point over the Easter weekend.
A dozen law enforcement officials from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were awarded Tuesday with Lifesaving Awards in recognition of their service to the community.
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
Three Rutherford County students have been named state-level winners in the Letters about Literature contest.
Capt. David Hailey opened a sheriff’s office press conference recently after gaining experience in a media relations class at the FBI National Academy.
RCSO confiscates record amount of the drug in rural Florence
Rutherford County’s Steering Committee will recommend forming a study committee for the purpose of examining Road Board and School Board zones to the County Commission.
Voters in Murfreesboro are charged with selecting three members of the City Council and two members of the City School Board on Tuesday, April 17.