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Olympia Place woman missing since Thursday night
Olympia Place woman missing since Thursday night

The Murfreesboro Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for 61-year old Carol Benson.

Benson went missing from her home at 614 Olympia Place at 11 Thursday night, and she was still missing as of 8:30 Friday morning. Benson has been entered into the National Crime and Information Center database.

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Fugitive back behind bars after 4 years
Fugitive back behind bars after 4 years

A fugitive wanted for four years on multiple charges of child rape was apprehended and returned Thursday to Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Thursday by sheriff’s deputies, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Gilley wins general sessions part III

Incumbents are likely to reclaim their seats Aug. 7 if a poll by the Rutherford & Cannon Bar Association is any indication, although the race for General Sessions Judge, Part III could be a close win for the challenger.

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MFRD battles two-story house fire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 9 and Rescue 2 were dispatched to a fire call at 2631 Belle Rive Drive just after 11:30 Thursday night.

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Smyrna Police searching for man who left obscene note
Smyrna Police searching for man who left obscene note

On July 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unidentified male unlawfully entered a woman’s vehicle that was parked in the Kroger parking lot on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.

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City Street named after former Planning Commission Chair Jack Byrnes

Jack Byrnes served as chairman of the Planning Commission during a significant period of growth in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

Now a street leading off Veterans Parkway to the city’s newest school, Overall Creek Elementary on the growing west side, has been named in his honor.

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Manchester woman goes missing in Murfreesboro, SUV found at Greenway Trailhead
Manchester woman goes missing in Murfreesboro, SUV found at Greenway Trailhead

A woman who was last seen at work in Murfreesboro is now missing.

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Murfreesboro Detective receives Crime Stoppers award

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.

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Courthouse cupola receiving more than $40,000 in repairs
Courthouse cupola receiving more than $40,000 in repairs

If you’ve seen people swinging from ropes on the Rutherford County Courthouse cupola recently, it’s not because they’re acrobats. It’s simply a paint job. Williams Restoration of La Vergne is repairing and repainting the cupola, which contains the venerable chiming clock, at a cost of $40,427. Work started two weeks ago and is to be done in 90 days, according to the county mayor’s office.

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MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students

NANNING, China — The year-old partnership between MTSUy and Guangxi University will enable 140 students from the south China institution to eventually come to the Murfreesboro campus.

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Lane announces bid for County Circuit Court Clerk

Avent Lane, a lifelong resident of Rutherford County is seeking to serve Rutherford County as the next Circuit Court Clerk.

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Seven candidates will interview for Administrator of Elections

The seven people who will interview for the Rutherford County administrator of elections job don’t include the two highest scorers on rankings compiled by the Human Resources Department.

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Walmart murder suspects arraigned

Two Antioch brothers were arraigned Monday on first-degree murder charges in the late January double shooting deaths of two Murfreesboro men in a Walmart parking lot off Old Fort Parkway.

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MTSU says interference by Chinese government isn’t a problem with Confucius program

MTSU’s Confucius program is building educational relationships to internationalize the university at a minimal cost locally and without giving up control over academics, according to officials.

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Allen, Harkins garner most points for election post

A career center executive and former day-care operator netted the top two rankings in the race for the Rutherford County election administrator post, followed by an MTSU athletics fundraiser.

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Adult Detention Center earns certification

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned certification after an inspection July 10 by the Tennessee Corrections Institute.

The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Murfreesboro's first female firefighter retiring after 32 years
Murfreesboro's first female firefighter retiring after 32 years

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s first female Firefighter is retiring after 32 years of service. Mary Madding began her career with MFRD in July 1982.

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Charges against Hutson, Young, Felsher dismissed
Charges against Hutson, Young, Felsher dismissed

Assault and kidnapping charges against a Rutherford County commissioner and two businessmen were dismissed in Circuit Court Friday morning.

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‘Scott’s Arrows for ALS’ walk scheduled Sept. 27
‘Scott’s Arrows for ALS’ walk scheduled Sept. 27

Archery competitors are teaming up to help their beloved coach fight ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Scott Reed started the archery program at Christiana Elementary School and Buchanan Elementary Archery in 2010 and the Christiana Middle School team in 2013. He guided the Christiana Elementary teams to state and national competitions with two state champions and two runners up at Christiana Elementary and one state champion at Buchanan.

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