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East Main mansion hitting the auction block

One of Murfreesboro's first party houses is going on the auction block.

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Cohen criticizes Haslam on Tennessee Promise

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.

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'Ghost Lydia' legend adds to Smokey Mountains haunting haze & lore

Plans called for it to be a non-working vacation. But, a recent trip to East Tennessee's majestic Smokey Mountains produced more than a handful of notable things to take notes about.

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Gas priced as low as $2.71 in Murfreesboro

Where is the cheapest place to purchase gas in Murfreesboro?

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Local farm selling teal pumpkins to support awareness of kids with food allergies
Local farm selling teal pumpkins to support awareness of kids with food allergies

Lucky Ladd Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is excited to announce they will have teal pumpkins available during their 2014 Fall Family Fun Festival in support of the Food Allergy Research & Education's Teal Pumpkin Project.

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Tramel lawsuit vs. Arnold ends with sealed settlement
Tramel lawsuit vs. Arnold ends with sealed settlement

Averting a jury trial set for late October, former Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel reached a settlement in his lawsuit against Sheriff Robert Arnold in which he claimed he was fired in June 2013 for political reasons.

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Haslam speaks at MTSU science building ceremony

MTSU and its new $147 million science building are "critical" to Tennessee's Drive to 55, the initiative to equip 55 percent of the state's residents with a college degree or certificate by 2025, Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday.

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Man who murdered 'Stringbean' and wife granted parole

John Brown, the man who has served 40 years for the 1973 murders of David "Stringbean" Akeman and wife, Estelle, has been granted parole.

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MFRD battle blaze on Velma Lane

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 4, Engine 1, and Rescues 7 and 8 were dispatched to a house fire at 923 Velma Lane just before 4:15 Wednesday morning.

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Bragg chairing Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee

Tommy Bragg is no longer serving as Murfreesboro's mayor, but he is taking a presiding role as chairman of the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, a group set up to serve mass transportation demands in a 10-county area.

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Thanks to Murfreesboro for supporting 'Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance'

The Exchange Club of Noon Murfreesboro would like to thank the community, and especially "The Post," for the success of the 2014 "Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance" over this past Memorial Day Weekend.

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Ketron seeks re-election to 13th State Senate District

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is a candidate for re-election to the 13th senatorial district in the Tennessee State Senate in the November general election.

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Early voting for Nov. 4 election opens Wednesday

Early voting opens Wednesday and continues through Oct. 30 for Rutherford County voters participating in the Nov. 4 state, federal and municipal elections.

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Whittlemania tickets on sale for $10

Ten dollar Whittlemania meal tickets are available now at "The Post" newspaper office and WGNS Radio in Murfreesboro, Cannon Courier offices in Woodbury, plus Gil's Ace Hardware and Southern Bank of Tennessee in Smyrna.

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City property taxes due Dec. 31

City property taxes are due by Dec. 31. Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time.

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MFRD and Blackman football install 26 free smoke alarms

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, with the assistance of Blackman Blaze football players and coach Philip Shadowens, canvassed three high-risk areas in Murfreesboro on Sept. 27 and installed a total of 26 free smoke alarms in the community.

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EDITORIAL: 'Whittlemania' returning for a great cause

What is Whittlemania?


Why is it important?


How can you get involved?

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Applications being accepted for La Vergne Citizen Police Academy \

Applications are currently being accepted for the La Vergne Citizen Police Academy, scheduled Oct. 14 through Dec.22.

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MFRD honors employees at Service Awards Presentation

Employees with 10 and 15 years of service received Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department challenge coins engraved with their respective years recently.

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City Council approves $2.7 million for Sports*Com renovation

The Murfreesboro City Council voted unanimously Thursday, Oct. 2 to approve a $2.7 million dollar plan to expand and renovate Sports*Com. Baron Construction, LLC was authorized to perform the work after submitting the low bid.

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League of Women Voters to host candidate forum in La Vergne

LA VERGNE ‑‑ The people wishing to serve as aldermen for La Vergne will have the opportunity to share their vision for the city in an upcoming candidate forum. The League of Women Voters is hosting the forum on Oct. 8 in the Board Room at City Hall.

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Circuit Court computer situation plaguing production

A project to replace the Circuit Court clerk’s computer system to improve efficiency and save money has turned into a task of epic proportions.

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Rock Springs parent protests field trip to plantation

A Rock Springs Elementary School parent challenged Rutherford County School Board members Thursday over a fifth-grade field trip planned to Franklin’s Carnton Plantation, saying he didn’t want his son exposed to the scars of slavery.

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Homeless murder bound over to grand jury

The man charged with killing another homeless person in early May returned to a West Main Street apartment covered in blood and ordered people to get rid of his clothes just an hour and a half after leaving with the victim, a witness testified on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Annual 'Wings and Rings' scheduled Tuesday

Sheriff’s School Resource Officers will raise funds for the Special Olympics bowling tournament while enjoying “good food and fun” during the “Wings and Rings” event Tuesday at the Smyrna Toot’s.

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