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Six inducted into Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame
Six inducted into Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Talent, dedication and immense passion embody six individuals who were inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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MFRD personnel receive city’s STARS Award

Drivers Vular Anderson and Adam P. Brown and Firefighters Ryan Battle and Justin Lewis were recognized for a baby delivery with which they assisted earlier this year.

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City attorney advised to place City Council position on November ballot

The State Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, has advised Murfreesboro City Attorney Susan McGannon that a state law dealing with vacancies in county offices should be used to place a City Council position on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.

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McFarlin appointed attorney in Walmart murder case

Circuit Court Judge David Bragg appointed a local attorney to represent one of the defendants in the Walmart double-murder case today after the public defender’s office bowed out of the matter.

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Elderly man with gun leads to brief school lockdown

Siegel Middle School and Erma Siegel Elementary were briefly placed on lockdown status this Thursday morning around 8.

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DesJarlais again claims victory over Tracy
DesJarlais again claims victory over Tracy

With only five outstanding provisional ballots in the 4th Congressional District, Congressman Scott DesJarlais maintains a 35-vote lead today over state Sen. Jim Tracy, according to campaign observers.

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MPD Chief Chrisman wins Joe Casey Award
MPD Chief Chrisman wins Joe Casey Award

The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police recently held its 2014 Annual Conference in Chattanooga, and this year’s Joe Casey Award went to Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman.

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Judge sets Tramel-Arnold jury trial for Oct. 28

A U.S. District Court judge has denied Rutherford County’s request for summary judgment and set an Oct. 28 jury trial in a lawsuit filed by former Sheriff’s Detective Jim Tramel, who claims he was fired by Sheriff Robert Arnold in June 2013 for political reasons.

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Semi wrecks on I-24, traffic down to one lane

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 9 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer truck just before 4 Wednesday morning.

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Only two county provisional ballots will count in DesJarlais-Tracy race

Rutherford County totaled eight provisional ballots on Election Day last week, but only two of them will be counted as state Sen. Jim Tracy scraps to overcome a 35-vote advantage held by Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary.

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Lane says special election required to fill vacant council seat

A former Republican congressional candidate is set to throw a monkey wrench into the city attorney’s recommendation that the City Council fill the vacancy Toby Gilley will create when he steps down to fill a judge’s seat.

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Man killed in Monday night shooting

Murder and attempted murder charges were lodged Tuesday against a suspect accused of killing one man and shooting a woman Monday night at a home off Old Woodbury Highway near Murfreesboro, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.

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City attorney recommends filling Gilley seat by council majority
Toby Gilley
City attorney recommends filling Gilley seat by council majority

The city attorney is recommending City Councilman Toby Gilley’s vacancy be filled by a council majority once he leaves the post to serve as a General Sessions Court judge.

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DesJarlais not guaranteed victory if 35-vote margin holds up

Even if Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ 35-vote margin holds up over state Sen. Jim Tracy after provisional votes are counted, he’s not guaranteed a victory in the Republican Party primary for the 4th Congressional District seat.

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Young boy drowns in pool

A 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned during a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, sheriff’s officers said.

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Provisional votes still to be counted in DesJarlais-Tracy race
Provisional votes still to be counted in DesJarlais-Tracy race

With 35 votes separating them, it’s still too close to call a winner between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy, even though both declared victory in the Republican primary for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat.

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Arnold denies firing Tramel for political reasons in deposition
Arnold denies firing Tramel for political reasons in deposition

Sheriff Robert Arnold says he didn’t fire former Detective Jim Tramel, who he beat in last week's sheriff’s , for political reasons in June 2013.

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Area Crime Briefs

Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Rd in Smyrna at approximately 7 Thursday morning.

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Tracy-DesJarlais race still too close to call

It’s still too early to call a winner between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy, even though both declared victory in the Republican primary for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat.

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Arnold easily wins re-election bid for sheriff

Sheriff Robert Arnold steamrolled three opponents on the way to re-election Thursday, saying he appreciates the “confidence” voters placed in him to serve a second four-year term.

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DesJarlais-Tracy race too close to call
DesJarlais-Tracy race too close to call

It’s still too early to call a winner between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy, even though both declared victory in the Republican primary for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat.

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Incumbents Arnold, Burgess win easily
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Supreme Court Justices Wade, Lee, Clark retain seats

Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Gary Wade, Sharon Lee and Connie Clark retained their respective seats on Thursday.

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Alexander beats Carr in U.S. Senate race

According to WGNS radio at 8:45 Thursday night, Lamar Alexander has been declared the winner over Lascassas resident Joe Carr for the United States Senate in the Republican Party.

 

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Sheriff Arnold easily carries early voters

Incumbent Robert Arnold captured 50.8 percent of the vote in the sheriff’s race among Rutherford County voters.

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