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VOTE, it's your right as an American!

Register to Vote Deadline: If you're not registered to vote, the last day to do that is July 3, 2018.

This election includes:

State and Federal Primary (must declare party)

TN Governor
US. Senate
U.S. Congress 4th District
TN Senate 13th District
TN House of Representatives 34th, 37th, 48th & 49th District Nominees
Party Committeemen & Committeewomen
Judicial Retention Questions
Smyrna Town Court Clerk
Rutherford County General Election
County Mayor,
Trustee
Sheriff
County Clerk
Circuit Court
Clerk, Register of Deeds
County Commissioners Districts 1-21
Circuit Court Judge Div. III (Unexpired term)
General Session Judge, Part II (Unexpired term)
School Board Zones 1, 4, 7
Road Board Zones 1, 4, 7
Murfreesboro City Election
Mayor
3 Council Member Seats,
3 School Board Seats
Early Vote: July 13-28, 2018 Vote at any location.
Use the one nearest you when you decide to vote.
Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion
315 John R. Rice Blvd | Murfreesboro
Rutherford County Election Office
1 South Public Square | Murfreesboro
Middle Tennessee Assoc of Realtors
311 Butler Drive | Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro SportsCom
2310 Memorial Blvd | Murfreesboro
Smyrna City Hall
315 S Lowry Street | Smyrna
Rutherford County Election Commission Annex
426 E Vine Street | Murfreesboro
LaVergne Multi-Purpose Building
5093 Murfreesboro Rd | Lavergne

Times to Early Vote: Election Commission M-F 7AM-7PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon

Times to Early Vote: All other centers: M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon

Election Day
Thursday, August 2, 2018: 7AM-7PM

CLICK HERE for locations of VOTING CENTERS (Remember, now we vote at the one nearest where you are when you decide to vote.)

After everyone has cast their vote, tune to WGNS for the results "live" from the Rutherford County Election Commission on the Murfreesboro Square.

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102nd Anniversary Celebration of Woman's Club of Murfreesboro
102nd Anniversary Celebration of Woman's Club of Murfreesboro

Sun. (July 22, 2018) 4-7PM The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its LEGACY GATHERING at the Alley On Main (222 W. Main St.). This even celebrates the social group's 102nd anniversary. Tickets are $45 per person. There are also SPONSORSHIP opportunities for this 501 (C)(3) public charity. Funds from the event will help preserve the historic structure. For more information, e-mail wcmurf@comcast.net.

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2018 Heart Walk @ MMC
2018 Heart Walk @ MMC

Sat. (Sept. 22, 2018) 8AM 2018 HEART WALK at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Drive). Since MMC has a greenway connection, this year's walk starts at 9AM and includes 3.1-miles of enjoyment. For more information, phone Margaret Woodis at (615) 340-4153 or e-mail rutherfordcountyhw@heart.org

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2018 Main Street
2018 Main Street "The Summer Party"

Sat. (July 28, 2018) 6PM Patron's Reception, 7PM MAIN STREET'S 2018 SUMMER PARTY at the beautiful home of Jonathan Harmon (746 E. Main St.). Be a sponsor. Do before June 15 and be included on the printed invitation. Phone Main Street at (615) 895-1887 or pay on-line at www.downtownmurfreesboro.com.

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31st Annual Stake & Burger
31st Annual Stake & Burger

Tue. (July 24, 2018) 5PM Sponsor's VIP/5:30PM event doors open for the 31st Annual Stake & Burger at the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (820 Jones Blvd.). The legendary NFL Quarterback Terry Bradshaw is the speaker. Tickets: $200; table of 10 $2,000. For more information call Michelle Clifford at the Boys & Girls Club at (615) 890-2582.

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Almaville VFD Fiber Arts Fair
Almaville VFD Fiber Arts Fair

Sat. (Aug. 11, 2018) 9AM-4PM FIBER ARTS FAIR at the Almaville Fire Department (911 One Mile Lane; Smyrna). Area craftsmen will show and sell. In addition, the Fire Department Auxillary will be selling baked goods and lunch. If you create quilts, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and sewing--you need to reserve your space. Booth rental is $35 (indoors) or $30 (outdoors). Those outdoors need to bring their own shade. Tables are also available for $5 each, and there are limited power connections for $5. Set-up on the day of the event begins at 7AM. ENTRY DEADLINE is July 21, 2018. Contact Annie Easley at 615-305-2035 (you can also text her on this number).

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Cook'n To Build (Habitat for Humanity)
Cook'n To Build (Habitat for Humanity)

Sat. (Nov. 11, 2018) 11:00AM-1:30PM 11th Annual COOKIN' TO BUILD around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. All You can Eat! Over 30 non-profits, civic groups and businesses compete with their favorite chilis, soups, stews and gumbos! There will be "live" music too. All of this for only $20.

PAINT YOUR OWN PERSONAL BOWL and it will be waiting for you to pickup at COOKIN' TO BUILD. Create your bowl at either of the POTTERY PLACE locations here in Murfreesboro (Wendellwood Circle, between to Newk's and Sprout's off Memorial; or the other location in the Avenue of Murfreesboro at 2615 Medical Center Parkway (between Petco and Michaels. Paint between August 1 and October 15, 2018.

All painters are asked to pre-purchase your bowl at the time you paint it. For your donation of $20 made to RCHFH, we will have your bowl in a designated area on the day of the event.

For more information about the event, please contact Megan Hutchings at megan@rchfh.org or get in touch with Habitat for Humanity's office at 850 Mercury Boulevard, phone 615-890-5877. Habitat's web address is www.rchfh.org.

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Cool Aid
Cool Aid

(HOT WEATHER SEASON) COOL AID program is again helping chronically ill and senior citizens who are unable to purchase box fans or air conditioning units. Rev. Dwight Ogleton said, "On hot, hot days everyone needs to check on senior citizens and chronically ill, to make certain they are doing OK with the heat." He noted that fans and air conditioners do save lives on days of extreme heat. All financially challenged families are at risk of heat issues. In addition to senior citizens and chronically ill persons, Ogleton suggests that we also check on low-income homes in which infants and small children live. If you have questions, or need help--phone Dwight Ogleton at 615-487-9670.

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors SAVE LIVES, but many area homes do not have these units. Some have units that no longer work. If you live within the Murfreesboro city limits, phone Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department. They will be happy to install a new, working smoke alarm for FREE! Residents in the city of Murfreesboro should phone 615-893-1422. Residents in Rutherford County can contact the Rutherford County Fire Department at 615-867-4626 to get a free smoke detector installed.

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H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless

H.O.M.E. Bound Helps Homeless: This is a rapid re-housing program designed to aid the homeless men in Rutherford County in acquiring a permanent resident, regain stability and develop life-long skills and confidence in order to become a positive, productive individual in today's society. All funding comes from donations and community support. For more information, contact Barbara A. Wilson (502-767-0347 or visit their website: www.homeboundtn.org.

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Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed
Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Saturdays 9AM-Noon: The Rutherford County Historical Society invites you to visit Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) and talk history while enjoying a cup of coffee. Bring old photos and memorabilia to learn even more. After your coffee and conversation, leave with a better understanding and appreciation for your past. Check the Rutherford County Historical Society's website: www.rutherfordtnhistory.org

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS is a 71-year tradition of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department (started in 1947). These free "family friendly" movies are all shown outdoors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Even a picnic is you wish. Parks will have pop corn and snow cones for sale. Show begins at 8:30PM (June 4-July 28, 2018).

  • Mondays at Barfield Crescent Park (near pavilions 1 & 2)
  • Tuesdays at Cannonsburgh (in front of Visitors Center)
  • Thursdays at Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
  • Fridays at Cason Lane Trailhead
  • Saturdays at Fountains at Gateway
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Oaklands Summer Picnic Party
Oaklands Summer Picnic Party

Fri. (July 20, 2018) 6:30PM "SUMMER PICNIC PARTY" on the front lawn at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.). Featuring Uncle Bud's Southern fried chicken and catfish, and live music provided by WOLF 359! Guests will enjoy and open bar as well as Oaklands' signature summer cocktail, handcrafted by our friends from Prichard's Distillery! Please come in your comfortable, casual attire. SPONSORSHIPS are also available (secure before June 1, 2018). Contact the Party Co-Chairs Dixie Phillips or Libby Green. Phone 615-893-0022.

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Relay for Life
Relay for Life

Sat. (June 30, 2018) Noon-Midnight RELAY FOR LIFE at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304 W. Thompson Ln.). Funds raised will help cancer patients here in Rutherford County. To learn how you can be a part of this event, contact Heather Hines at the American Cancer Society. Phone 615-341-7331.

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Rutherford County FARMERS' MARKET
Rutherford County FARMERS' MARKET

Tue and Fri (May 11-Oct. 30, 2018) 7AM-Noon Rutherford County FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Boulevard. Fresh fruits, vegetables, local beef, goats, lambs, plants, local honey and more availabe two days each week. Plus, a FREE class coordinated by the Master Gardeners 9-10AM at every Farmers Market. NOTE: This is a producer only market! For more information, phone 615-898-7710.

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Summer Girls Rock Camp
Summer Girls Rock Camp

Starts Mon. (July 23, 2018) 9AM-5PM Southern Girls Rock Camp (SGRC) is a summer day camp for girls ages 10-17 held at Middle Tennessee State University. SGRC's mission is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among girls while building community through music. The camp recognizes the potential of every young woman to be a strong, talented, creative and empowered individual while providing a safe space where all girls rock. The most exciting part of camp week is the opportunity for campers to form their own band and collaborate on a song to perform at a showcase at the end of the week. With the support of dozens of amazing volunteers, local sponsors, and bands, SGRRC intends to fulfill its mission year after year and continue to develop new ways for young women to develop self-confidence along with musical skills. For more information, contact Jess Hawthorne at 931-492-0856 or e-mail office@yeahrocks.org.

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The 2018 Nashville Walk for Apraxia
The 2018 Nashville Walk for Apraxia

While most children almost miraculously learn to speak without effort, children with apraxia struggle to produce and sequence sounds, syllables, and words. The Walk for Apraxia raises critical funds and awareness for the programs at Apraxia Kids, the heart of the Walk is our apraxia community. This years walk will be at Gateway Island on September 29th starting at 9:30 AM.

Get more information online at http://community.apraxia-kids.org/site/TR?fr_id=2748&pg=entry or Contact Amanda Davis at amandapoole5678@gmail.com

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The Middle Half
The Middle Half

Sat. (Oct. 13, 2018) 6:55AM wheelchair start, 7AM 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon starts on Greenland Drive, beside the Dean Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium. Early registration for the 12.1-mile race begins at 6AM on Friday, June 1, 2018. Race Director Melissa Miller said participants may register online by credit or debit card at www.themiddlehalf.com. This is a level course through Murfreesboro's historic district.

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TREASURE TALK for Mindful Care Adult Day Services

Thu. (June 28, 2018) 6-8PM TREASURE TALK at the Habitat ReStore (850 Mercury Blvd.). Do you have collectibles and have not clue how much they are worth? Antique and personal property appraiser Connie Sue Davenport, ISA AM, will be there to give an appraisal. $10 per item for first two, $5 each for third and fourth (maximum of 4). Funds help support Mindful Care Adult Day Services, a day program where Alzheimer's and memory challenged clients receive compassionate care, stimulating activities and companionship during the day.

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