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Arrest Made in a Recent Construction Theft
Arrest Made in a Recent Construction Theft

Evidently, the theft involved about $1500 worth of shingles. The original report shows they were stolen in the 2,000 block of East Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Watch Where You Are Driving"

Tis the season to be constructing, and that also creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 4th.

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Murfreesboro Permit Fees Likely Going UP
Murfreesboro Permit Fees Likely Going UP

The City of Murfreesboro is proposing an increase to most permit fees, including residential building permits for new construction and renovations.

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TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend
TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.

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Ram's Traffic Report
Ram's Traffic Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran studies site plans and warns motorists of potential trouble zones for traffic now through May 26, 2018..

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Theft in Murfreesboro added up to more than $48,000
Theft in Murfreesboro added up to more than $48,000

A theft that added up to more than $48,000 has been reported by a local construction company. Farrer Brothers on NW Broad Street filed the report with Murfreesboro Police on Monday (4/23/18).

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Use caution in workzones
Use caution in workzones

It is Work zone Awareness Week in Tennessee. Rutherford County Highway Superintendent Greg Brooks stated...

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Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension
Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

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Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations
Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

The new week brings more normal temperatures, and that will allow construction crews an opportunity to get their projects back on schedule. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid now through January 13th.

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Middle TN Blvd. Improvement Temporarily Close Bell and Faulkinberry
Middle TN Blvd. Improvement Temporarily Close Bell and Faulkinberry

The ongoing Middle Tennessee Boulevard road-widening project will close both the Faulkinberry Drive and Bell Street campus entrances to traffic beginning Monday through sometime in mid-January.

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VIDEO: The Bridge Over Broad is Open
VIDEO: The Bridge Over Broad is Open

The long awaited Bridge Over Broad construction project has been completed to the point the bridge is open.

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Ram's
Ram's "Red Nose" Traffic Forecast

Christmas decorations are around the area, lights adorn area homes and crews hustle to catch-up before winter sets in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid between now and December 9th.

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$3,000 Worth of PVC stolen from apartment construction site
$3,000 Worth of PVC stolen from apartment construction site

Evidently, unknown persons stole about $3,000 worth of PVC pipe. The pipe was 1 inch in diameter.

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Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day
Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day

Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students entering 1st- 12th grades on November 7, 2017 from 7:45am-11:30am.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY:  Motorists urged to avoid Haynes Dr.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists urged to avoid Haynes Dr.

The City of Murfreesboro is closing a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal...

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Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast
Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast

We are now officially in the fall season, and construction sites are putting the hammer to the metal in order to be on schedule before winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jam areas to avoid between today and September 30th.

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Ram's Weekly Road Warnings
Ram's Weekly Road Warnings

Traffric Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that prime construction weather will be with us for a few more months, and so will traffic jams. His road warnings for today through August 26th are growing.

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Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year
Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year

An estimated $1.2 million improvement to a section of Blaze Drive between Brinkley Road and Blackman High School will be ready for traffic before the school year begins Aug. 7.

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Construction equipment stolen from a Murfreesboro rental business
Construction equipment stolen from a Murfreesboro rental business

Sunbelt Equipment Rentals off of South Church Street near I-24 was burglarized. The report was filed on Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Traffic
Ram's Traffic "Hot Spots" This Week

It's construction season, and that means blocked traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about "hot spot" areas to avoid between today and June 24th.

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Ram's Correlations: Pollen UP, So Are Traffic Jams
Ram's Correlations: Pollen UP, So Are Traffic Jams

As the pollen index climbs, so do motorist challenges brought-on by construction jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in Murfreesboro today through April 8th.

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Woe" List

Hints of spring here and there indicate that construction season will be in full bloom. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic woes today through March 11th.

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Home construction accident off of Barfield Crescent Road Wednesday morning
Home construction accident off of Barfield Crescent Road Wednesday morning

Evidently, a construction worker fell from the top of a home being built that was over 12-feet high.

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Construction theft in Murfreesboro on Greenland Drive
Construction theft in Murfreesboro on Greenland Drive

A jackhammer, a generator, an air compressor and more were stolen out of a construction trailer parked at a site on Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Three teens accused of vandalizing a backhoe in Cason Lane area
Three teens accused of vandalizing a backhoe in Cason Lane area

Three thirteen year old boys were detained and later questioned by police after allegedly vandalizing a backhoe in the Cason Lane area.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through November 5th
Ram's Road Warnings Through November 5th

Construction crews know this warm weather won't last forever, so they're using every second to get ahead on projects. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic challenges in the 'Boro now through November 5th.

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More Shingles Stolen in Murfreesboro
More Shingles Stolen in Murfreesboro

Since January of this year, over 430 bundles of shingles have been stolen throughout Murfreesboro.

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Roofing Company in Murfreesboro Victim of Identity Fraud
Roofing Company in Murfreesboro Victim of Identity Fraud

The owner of a local roofing company says that someone used his company information to purchase over $1,000 in home repair items.

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M'boro City Schools Growing
M'boro City Schools Growing

The Murfreesboro City School system continues to grow. Director Dr. Linda Gilbert says they're adding 10 classrooms and a gym at Hobgood and there's construction at Bradley Academy.

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More Construction Thefts in Murfreesboro
More Construction Thefts in Murfreesboro

A large load of lumber was stolen in Murfreesboro from a home that was under construction. The theft was reported on Monday at 1910 Satinwood Drive off of Thompson Lane.

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More homes and more businesses in a growing Murfreesboro
More homes and more businesses in a growing Murfreesboro

"During 2015, the Building and Codes Department issued permits for 1,142 single-family residences and 1,185 multiple family units..."

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Start of Middle Tenn. Boulevard upgrade near MTSU to slow traffic, impact parking access
Start of Middle Tenn. Boulevard upgrade near MTSU to slow traffic, impact parking access

Construction begins soon on the long-awaited Middle Tennessee Boulevard improvement project. MTSU officials are encouraging students, faculty, staff and visitors to avoid the area if at all possible.

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Bridge over Broad Progress Report
Bridge over Broad Progress Report

During the final quarter of 2015, there was a lot activity throughout the job site at the Bridge over Broad - or the intersection of Memorial, Broad and Old Fort Parkway.

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Should construction in places like Murfreesboro and Nashville be done by local workers?
Should construction in places like Murfreesboro and Nashville be done by local workers?

State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) filed legislation to stop local governments from enacting any charter provision, ordinance, resolution, referendum or regulation which requires a company bidding on a public construction project to employ individuals that reside within their jurisdiction.

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UPDATE: Bridge over Broad Project Progressing
UPDATE: Bridge over Broad Project Progressing

With longer days and improved weather, progress has increased significantly construction project at the intersection of Broad Street, Memorial Boulevard and Old Fort Parkway. Also known as the Bridge Over Broad. Tennessee Department of Transportation officials say as utility relocation nears completion, contract crews are moving forward with other work.

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Tax news that business owners may like in Rutherford County, TN
Tax news that business owners may like in Rutherford County, TN

Taxes are usually a subject that seldom bring happiness. However, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess recently brought to light some positive...

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Construction thefts continuing in the 'Boro
Construction thefts continuing in the 'Boro

A construction company based in Ohio called the Murfreesboro Police Department when someone stole their 10-foot long metal bender.

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Same contractor accused a second time of fraud in Murfreesboro
Same contractor accused a second time of fraud in Murfreesboro

A Bowers Lane resident in Murfreesboro called the police when a contractor she hired failed to follow through on a recent project.

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MORE Shingles have been stolen in Murfreesboro
MORE Shingles have been stolen in Murfreesboro

This most recent theft occurred on Cottingham Drive at a newly built home.

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Victim claims she was the victim of construction fraud in Murfreesboro
Victim claims she was the victim of construction fraud in Murfreesboro

A Crystal Bear Trail resident in Southridge Subdivision told Murfreesboro Police they were the recent victim of fraud.

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Construction Thefts Reported Tuesday Night in Rutherford County
Construction Thefts Reported Tuesday Night in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold elaborated on construction thefts. Evidently, several thefts occurred Tuesday night…

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Large theft reported at hotel construction site in Murfreesboro
Large theft reported at hotel construction site in Murfreesboro

6 Huge rolls of metal coated copper valued at over $3,500 was among some of the items taken.

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Bridge over Broad Public Meeting - VIDEO ONLINE NOW
Bridge over Broad Public Meeting - VIDEO ONLINE NOW

Did you miss the recent meeting about the Bridge over Broad? Construction will soon get underway on the Broad Street / Memorial Boulevard-Old Fort Parkway intersection.  CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE MEETING.

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Work Begins on Broad Street Intersection
Work Begins on Broad Street Intersection

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews have started preliminary construction today (Friday) of a new interchange on Broad Street and Memorial Boulevard/Old Fort Parkway.

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Providence Christian Academy Groundbreaking
A new chapter in the history of a local private school was written today (Wednesday). Providence Christian Academy broke ground on a new five-and-a-half-million dollar addition to their school on DeJarnette (dee-JAR-net) Lane. 
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$18,000 Theft of Services Complaint Filed in Murfreesboro
A theft of services police report was filed by a Murfreesboro man who contracted with a company to execute foundation repair work on his home.
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Another Dollar General Store Being Constructed
Dollar General Store is once again expanding here in Rutherford County. Another location is being constructed on Thompson Lane, just down from the Thompson Lane Trailhead. 
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Ram's Motorist Challenges Thru August 17th
Summer weather and construction crews are running full-tilt in an effort to complete their projects before colder temps hit. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential motorist challenges between today and August 17th.
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Ram's "Heads Up" On Road Problems Through August 3rd
Between now and August 3rd, City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns there are some Murfreesboro roads that will be more "user friendly" than others. Here's his "head's up" for motorists.
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Providence Christian Academy Growing
Providence Christian Academy is growing. Headmaster Butch Vaughn tells WGNS news that a new five-and-a-half million dollar renovation and addition is underway.
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Work on new MTSU roundabout closes some campus roads for summer
A new roundabout project scheduled to begin this week on the north side of the MTSU campus will require partial closure of some campus roads.
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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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