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Murfreesboro Firefighter Returns to Duty Following Investigation
Murfreesboro Firefighter Returns to Duty Following Investigation

Murfreesboro firefighter Britt Gammon is no longer on administrative leave following an internal investigation to determine whether there were any actions that violate City of Murfreesboro policies.

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UPDATE: Vote on Oaklands Park Area Rezoning Deferred
UPDATE: Vote on Oaklands Park Area Rezoning Deferred

A resolution to consider rezoning nearly 12-acres along North Highland Avenue and East Clark Boulevard from general office to planned residential was deferred by the Murfreesboro City Council.

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City Won't Renew
City Won't Renew "Room In The Inn" Lease

On Friday (5/26/2017) the City of Murfreesboro notified Room in the Inn of the City's decision to not renew its lease agreement with the homeless shelter.

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City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday
City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday

In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017.

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Murfreesboro's New Year's Schedule: Garbage Pick-Up and Park Hours
Murfreesboro's New Year's Schedule: Garbage Pick-Up and Park Hours

The City of Murfreesboro has released its operational hours during the New Year's holiday. This includes garbage pickup times as well as parks and recreational hours.

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City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities
City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities

Members of the Murfreesboro City Council will meet with a lobbyist this week concerning legislative priorities for the 2017 Tennessee General Assembly.

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tones River National Battlefield, NPS 100th  Anniversary, featured in 'Storytellers'
tones River National Battlefield, NPS 100th Anniversary, featured in 'Storytellers'

The October edition of "Murfreesboro Storytellers," hosted by John Hood, features Stones River National Battlefield (SRNB) on the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS).

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City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the eighteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

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Boyer named City Purchasing Director
Boyer named City Purchasing Director

City Manager Rob Lyons has named Paul C. Boyer as Director of Purchasing for the City of Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars...and fireworks!
Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars...and fireworks!

The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Monday, July 4. The day's activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10a.m. with a pool party and wrap up with fireworks!

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City Council August Retreat to Take Up Employee Raises
City Council August Retreat to Take Up Employee Raises

The Murfreesboro City Council was set to discuss giving all full time employees a 12-hundred dollar pay raise at their most recent meeting. However, that discussion was deferred to a planned August retreat.

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Murfreesboro City Offices Closed July 4th
Murfreesboro City Offices Closed July 4th

In observance of Independence Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed on Monday July 4th. Sports*Com Boro Beach Outdoor Pool will host "Rock the Pool," Independence Day bash from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Celebration under the Stars," an annual City event for all ages.

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City of Murfreesboro Begins Work on Design Guidelines for Citywide Development
City of Murfreesboro Begins Work on Design Guidelines for Citywide Development

According to the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, the Murfreesboro population in 2014 was 118,676, with a projected population for the city of 127,828 by 2019.

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City Council Approves Memory Care Addition
City Council Approves Memory Care Addition

Adams Place clears their first hurdle before the Murfreesboro City Council for a new memory care facility. NewsRadio WGNS' Dalton Barrett has the story...

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City Council Approves Red Light Camera Contract
City Council Approves Red Light Camera Contract

In a unanimous vote, the Murfreesboro City Council approved a brand new five year red-light camera contract.

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City Finalizes $1.55-Million Cash Purchase; Deed In-Hand for Downtown Church Building
City Finalizes $1.55-Million Cash Purchase; Deed In-Hand for Downtown Church Building

How would you like to see the downtown square block used where First United Methodist Church once stood? A special workshop to gather ideas is set for the Murfreesboro City Council Chambers at 111 W. Vine Street from 5:00 to 6:30 on Thursday evening, April 7, 2016.

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City recognizes Solid Waste employee Jason Reed with STARS Award
City recognizes Solid Waste employee Jason Reed with STARS Award

Jason Reed, a driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, has been named STARS award recipient for March 2016. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Reed during the March 10, 2016, meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council with the STARS award for Outstanding Performance: "Succeeding Through Attitudes Reflecting Service Excellence."

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City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement
City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement

After nearly 31 years of dedicated service to the City of Murfreesboro, City Transportation Director Dana Richardson has announced plans to retire as director, effective January 14, 2016.

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Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th
Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th

It will soon be time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Leaf collection season gets underway Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

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City of Murfreesboro hires Craig Tindall as new City Attorney
City of Murfreesboro hires Craig Tindall as new City Attorney

The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Craig Tindall of Phoenix to serve as the new City Attorney. He will begin his new role October 26.

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MTSU, Murfreesboro receive joint award for economic development successes
MTSU, Murfreesboro receive joint award for economic development successes

Middle Tennessee State University and the City of Murfreesboro recently received a Local Government Award for their economic development efforts from the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

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Former Murfreesboro City PIO Passes Away
Former Murfreesboro City PIO Passes Away

Chris Shofner, a former City of Murfreesboro Public Information Officer, has passed away at age 61. He passed away Friday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after suffering from a frontal brain tumor, which was first diagnosed in 1997.

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Murfreesboro Leaf Collection Set to Get Underway Oct. 20th
Murfreesboro Leaf Collection Set to Get Underway Oct. 20th

Leaf collection season will get underway October 20, 2014. The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments plan to utilize the same system first implemented in 2013 to improve service and efficiencies for the City and its customers.

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Murfreesboro School Board to turn in City School Director Evaluation on Sept. 16th
Murfreesboro School Board to turn in City School Director Evaluation on Sept. 16th

Looking at this year compared to 2013, Dr. Gilbert told WGNS this school year has been interesting...

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Mike Browning New Murfreesboro Public Information Officer
Mike Browning New Murfreesboro Public Information Officer

The City of Murfreesboro announced that Mike Browning has agreed to become the City’s new Public Information Officer. 

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Mike Browning Named new City of M'boro PIO
Mike Browning Named new City of M'boro PIO

The City of Murfreesboro announced today that Mike Browning has agreed to become the city’s new Public Information Officer. He will start the position within the Communications Department on June 16.

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Early Voting for the City of Murfreesboro Election to Start Wednesday
Early Voting for the City of Murfreesboro Election to Start Wednesday

Early voting for the City election is March 26 – April 10 and Election Day is April 15.

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Gateway Island Closed
Gateway Island Closed

Land collapsing around the city's Gateway Island has the popular venue closed to the public until city officials are certain the area is safe.

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Murfreesboro's Mayoral Candidates on WGNS 8:10 This Monday Morning

The first in a series of "know your candidates" broadcasts begins at 8:10 this coming Monday morning. You will have a chance to talk directly with Shane McFarland and Ron Washington, the candidates for Mayor of Murfreesboro. 

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2014 will be Big Election Year: City of Murfreesboro starts with April 15, 2014 election.
2014 is a major election year, and the City of Murfreesboro's April 15th ballot starts the year.  
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Who Has the Best Looking Yard in Murfreesboro?
Who Has the Best Looking Yard in Murfreesboro?
Winning properties of the Community Landscape Awards are selected during the summer months and now WGNS has a list of those winners...
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City of Murfreesboro on Twitter
In its effort to better stay in touch with its citizens, the City of Murfreesboro has extended its social media presence by including Twitter to its growing number of ways to reach out to its customers, its public.
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Murfreesboro City Unveils New Website
The City of Murfreesboro will roll out its new and more userfriendly website Monday. City Information Technology Department Director Chris Lilly says the URL address will stay the same at murfreesborotn.gov. More colorful and user-friendly than the previous website, the new one is in many ways designed with residents more in mind.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man finds loaded gun, rightful owner tracked down by MPD
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man finds loaded gun, rightful owner tracked down by MPD
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS in an email, "The gun is not MPD and there is not a stolen report in NCIC for it.  It may not be a police officers.  Security guards wear the same type belt."
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Gateway Island Pond is nearly empty and is being repaired
The location of the pond was once a landfill. When Medical Center Parkway was built and the Gateway zone officially opened, the city turned that property into a functional park.
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