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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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Sparks, Williams facing off in 49th District

Incumbent 49th District House Rep. Mike Sparks and Democratic challenger Mike Williams take a different tone on almost every issue.

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Area Crime Briefs

La Vergne Police make a quick arrest in an armed robbery on Riverwood Drive on Monday, Oct. 6

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Seminar suggests economic news largely mixed

The Federal Reserve Bank is "perfectly aware" that it could be doing too much to rebuild the economy, but it is operating in "uncharted territory" in the wake of the Great Recession, a Nashville regional director told local bankers and officials.

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Cole announces candidacy for La Vergne alderman

La Vergne resident Jason Cole has announced that he will seek the office of alderman for the city of La Vergne during the Nov. 4 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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Aydelott selling own property for residential development

City Planning Director Joseph Aydelott has disclosed that he is selling his home and property on West Thompson Lane for residential development and to avoid a conflict of interest will not be involved in the planning process, according to city officials.

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City Café opens under new ownership today
New City Café owners Teresa Kellogg, left, and Tammy Greer.
City Café opens under new ownership today

City Café on East Main Street is undergoing new ownership in its 113th year as Tammy Greer and Teresa Kellogg take over Wednesday from Rusty and Cindy Perkins.

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Aggravated assault supsects arrested in Murfreesboro

Two suspects wanted for multiple shootings in Bolivar were apprehended Friday at a Murfreesboro motel by a team of federal and local law enforcement officers, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

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One extricated, three transported after head-on collision

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Murfreesboro Police Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and SUV in front of the McDonald’s on South Rutherford Boulevard around 4:30 Monday morning.

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Damon appeal denied in Eagleville assault, robbery

The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal from the man convicted of kidnapping, beating and robbing an elderly Eagleville couple just after Christmas in 2009.

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Central Magnet's Ash Tennessee middle school Principal of the Year

Central Magnet School Principal John Ash has been selected as the Middle School Principal of the Year representing Tennessee for the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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Two transported from two car accident on Broad and Medical Center

Two victims were transported following a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of NW Broad Street and Medical Center Parkway.

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MFRD and Blackman football team to partner for Fire Safety Outreach

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Blackman High School Football Coach Philip Shadowens, and members of the Blackman Blaze football team will hit the streets on Saturday, Sept.27 from 10 a.m.-noon to install free smoke alarms in some of the high-risk areas of Murfreesboro.

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MPD partners with CADCOR, DEA to hold a prescription drug take-back

The Murfreesboro Police Department, in partnership with the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Rutherford County (CADCOR) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will host a prescription drug take-back Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, from 8 a.m.-nooon in the parking area in front of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Damon appeal denied in Eagleville assault, robbery

The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal from the man convicted a kidnapping, beating and robbing an elderly Eagleville couple just after Christmas in 2009.

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Students to participate in ALS walk Saturday

Student archery competitors are swapping arrows for tennis shoes when they walk for their former School Resource Officer coach who was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Man killed in bulldozer accident in Eagleville

One person was killed in a Tuesday afternoon bulldozer accident outside of Eagleville School.

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Madden appeal denied
Madden appeal denied

The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal by the woman convicted in the stabbing death of an MTSU Lady Raiders basketball player, but her attorney plans to keep trying to push the case to the nation’s highest court.

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