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Murfreesboro Police Department detectives say they arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a man on Thursday, one of two shootings that officers responded to that evening.

Tamera Blair, a 1987 Riverdale High School graduate who returned to the school more than 20 years later as a library media specialist, has returned again, this time as the principal, Director of Schools Bill Spurlock announced.

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Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro was awarded a Day of Service grant of $50,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, to implement Project Dream in support of MLK Jr. Day of Service.

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City of La Vergne Alderman Matt Church has resigned from his seat effective immediately, the city said in a statement. The board of mayor and aldermen will consider approving a resolution at a special meeting on July 20 to accept the resignation and make it official.

The merger between the Murfreesboro Electric Department and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. became official and finalized last Tuesday.

Rutherford County officials hope to hear “Going once, going twice, sold!” during an auction of the two buildings that comprised the old Judicial Building on the downtown Murfreesboro square.

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Eddie Smotherman and an organizer of the NAACP’s candidate town hall disagree on the details of why the city councilman did not participate in the forum Monday, but the reason centers around the use of masks.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, now a national political commentator, spoke at two outdoor morning services at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro recently, telling of what he believes is the best way to prevent America’s collapse.

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The funeral service for Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10 at World Outreach Church (1921 Highway 99 in Murfreesboro), according to an obituary posted on the Sellars Funeral Home website.

Murfreesboro-based Old Time Pottery LLC said it filed for bankruptcy protection as the chain seeks to restructure its finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Even though many businesses and government buildings in Rutherford County have reopened, people who need to conduct business at the Judicial Center still face some access challenges.

Lindsey Mapes Duggin (theater) and Dr. Susan Kelly (choral music) will be joining the faculty at Stewarts Creek Fine Arts Academy this fall.

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A traveling missionary with the gift of music — and sporting a flaming red mohawk — has been sidelined not only because of COVID-19 travel restrictions but also because his Facebook account was hacked and the tech giant seems unable to restore it.