SPECIAL 14TH DISTRICT STATE SENATE

Counties in the district: Rutherford, Bedford, Marshall, Moore and Lincoln Counties

PRIMARY ELECTION

Republican Primary: Joe Carr and Shane Reeves

Democratic Primary: Gayle Jordan

Early voting starts Jan. 5-20, 2018
Election Day: Jan. 25, 2018 (NOTE: Tune to WGNS for the results)

Early Voting Locations:

  • SportsCom (2310 Memorial Blvd, enter on DeJarnette Ln.): Open Mondays through Fridays 7AM-7PM, Saturdays 8AM-Noon
  • Rutherford County Election Commission (#1 South Public Square): Open Mondays through Fridays 7AM-7AM, Saturdays 8AM-Noon

GENERAL ELECTION

Early Voting: February 21 through March 8, 2018
Election Day: Thursday, March 13, 2018 7AM-7PM

Rutherford County registered voters can vote any of the locations on both the PRIMARY and GENERAL election days.

VC#

Vote Center

Address

City

zip

13

Siegel Middle School

355 West Thompson Lane

Murfreesboro

TN 37129

14

Mitchell-Neilson Primary School

1303 Jones Boulevard

Murfreesboro

TN 37129

15

Cason Lane Academy

1330 Cason Lane

Murfreesboro

TN 37129

16

Barfield Elementary School

350 Veterans Parkway

Murfreesboro

TN 37128

17

MTAR

311 Butler Drive

Murfreesboro

TN 37128

19

Hobgood Elementary School

307 Baird Lane

Murfreesboro

TN 37130

20

North Boulevard Church of Christ

1112 North Rutherford Boulevard

Murfreesboro

TN 37130

21

Sports Com

2310 Memorial Blvd

Murfreesboro

TN 37129

22

Lascassas Elementary School

6300 Lascassas Pike

Lascassas

TN 37085

23

Milton Church of Christ

12155 Lascassas Pk

Milton

TN 37118

24

Kittrell Elementary School

7801 Old Woodbury Pike

Readyville

TN 37149

25

Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School

5555 Machester Pike

Murfreesboro

TN 37127

26

Christiana Middle School

4675 Shelbyville Pike

Christiana

TN 37037

NOTE: The seat suddenly opened when President Trump appointed longtime State Senator Jim Tracy to serve as State Director of the USDA's Rural Development office. This is a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. State law prohibits a person from serving in a state elected position while also serving a federal government job.

The winner will be sworn in after the General Election and will immediately take office. There are 2-years of the full 4-year term in office remaining. This seat will be up for election again in 2018.

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"Music in the Morning" by Murfreesboro Symphony Guild

Sat. (Feb. 24, 2018) 10:30AM "Music in the Morning" in the gallery at the Center for the Arts (110 W. College Street). The Murfreesboro Symphony Guild features Stefan Petrescu, violinist, Concertmaster of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and Melissa Hudson, classically trained pianist, soloist and musician. Seating is limited, so reserve your seats now: $25 per person, mail check to MSOG, P.O. Box 332483, Murfreesboro, TN 37133.

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"Chili, Chicken, or Chocolate" Competition in Shelbyville

Sat. (Feb. 17, 2018) 11AM-2PM 7th Annual CCC Competition at the Fly Arts Center (204 S. Main St.; Shelbyville). YOU vote for the winner in the TIPPLE COMPETITION: Chili, Chicken, or Chocolate! Tasting for adults $12, children $6. For more information, contact the Fly Arts Center in Shelbyville at (931) 684-8359.

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"Gatsby Party" Benefiting Alzheimer's Association

Sat. (March 10, 2018) 7PM You'll be Puttin' on the Ritz at Murfreesboro's classiest event, the Fifth Annual Gatsby Party, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter. When you step into the Stones River Country Club at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, March 10, 2018, you'll be whisked back to the roaring twenties. Wear your favorite 1920's outfit and enjoy an evening of food, dancing, and drinks--along with some surprises too! Proceeds go toward research and treatment of this debilitating disease." Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the Alzheimer's Association. Phone Senior Manager of Development Michelle Thomas at 615-315-5880.

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2018 BUSINESS AT ITS BEST
2018 BUSINESS AT ITS BEST

Thu. (Feb. 1, 2018) 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 2018 BUSINESS AT ITS BEST presented by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. See and be seen at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce's annual gathering. Congratulations to the new Business Legend Bill Jones, Business Person John Black, and Leadership Rutherford's Pinnacle Award recipient Teb Batey. It is at the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members. To reserve your seat, contact the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at 615-893-6565 or CLICK HERE.

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2018 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast
2018 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Wed. (Feb. 21, 2018) 7:30AM "2018 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast" honors MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee. This event at MTSU's Student Union Building (1768 MTSU Blvd.). It allows your local American Red Cross the opportunity to share its Mission with the community, while honoring an individual that has experienced this work firsthand. John Hood will serve as emcee. For more information about the Heroes Breakfast, phone the Heart of Tennessee chapter at 615-893-4272.

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45th MTSU Groundhog Day Luncheon
45th MTSU Groundhog Day Luncheon

Fri. (Feb. 2, 2018) 11:30AM "45th Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon" in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Bulding. This is a fun time to talk Blue Raider Baseball and share stories with friends. Luncheon tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Phone (615) 898-5261 for more information. Blue Raider Baseball season tickets are on sale at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/mtsu/EN/buy/browse. And for BLUE RAIDER BASEBALL SEASON TICKETS go to Season tickets: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/mtsu/EN/buy/browse

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5th Annual Community Baby Shower

Fri. (Feb. 2, 2018) 10AM-1PM 5th Annual Community Baby Shower at the Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.). This event includes baby workshops, ,edoca; screenings, supplies and more--all FREE! The public is encouraged to donate items to fill 500 baby bags for families in Rutherford and Cannon counties. Items needed include: diapers, onesies, baby wipes, bottles, and blankets (new items only for newborn - 6 months old). The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the Rutherford County Health Department are set to collect essential baby items for expectant and new mothers beginning January 9, 2018 through January 31, 2018. The items will be sorted and baby bags will be assembled on February 2, 2018, at the Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon, presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. To sign up to participate as a collection site in the 2018 Community Baby Shower, contact McKenna Soloway at McKenna.Soloway@yourlocaluw.org or by calling the United Way at (615) 893-7303 ext. 103.

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7th Annual Special Kids Race
7th Annual Special Kids Race

Sat. (March 17, 2018) 7AM 15K, 7:15AM 5K and 8:30AM 1 Mile Fun Run: The 7th Annual Special Kids Race will start at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Drive) on this St. Patrick's Morning and go through the Stones River Battlefield and along some fast and flat terrain along Wilkinson Pike and Old Nashville Highway. When you sign-up, you decide whether you're running the 15K, 5K or 1 mile fun run. All race proceeds go directly towards providing therapy and nursing services to children with special needs at Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. If you have race questions or wish to sign-up, CLICK HERE.

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AARP Tax Aide
AARP Tax Aide

AARP Tax Aide: Income tax preparation for senior citizens age 60+ with a total family income of $53,000 or less. There is NO CHARGE for this service.

  • Tuesdays: 8:30AM-noon
  • Wednesdays: noon-4:00PM
  • Thursdays: 8:30AM-noon

NOTE: You must bring your Social Security card, photo ID (driver's license or passport), last year's tax return, and a voided check). This is by appointment only. Phone 615-848-2550.

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BEP's 3rd Annual MINI-MASTERS TOURNAMENT
BEP's 3rd Annual MINI-MASTERS TOURNAMENT

Thu. (March 1, 2018) 4-7PM Have fun at the 3rd Annual Mini-Masters indoor golf tournament held inside the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce (3050 Medical Center Parkway). Sign up for a foursome @ $200, hole sponsorship for $300, and $25 for a gallery ticket. All of the proceeds help Business Education Partnerhip's work with students, teachers school counselors, principals--at both Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools. Contact Amelia Bozeman at 615-278-2008.

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Buy 1, Get 1 Free (SportsCom and Patterson Park)

Mon-Sun (Dec. 11, 2017 thru Jan. 13, 2018) Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation offers BUY 1 and GET 1 ticket to both SportsCom and Paterson Community Center. If you have questions, phone 615-895-5040.

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Coffee Marathon

(Jan. 1 through March 31, 2018) 5th ANNUAL COFFEE MARATHON a service of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department. This is a full marathon (26.2 miles), but you have 3-months to complete this race. Race fee is $25. Phone 615-893-2141.

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Excellence In Education Gala
Excellence In Education Gala

Fri. (Jan. 26, 2018) 7PM The City Schools Foundation announces the 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala in the ballroom of MTSU's new Student Union Building (1768 MTSU Blvd.). Individual tickets $250 and sponsorships beginning at $1,500. The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools' pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students. This year they are honoring Drs. Mary and Max Moss. For additional information, please call 615-893-2313 or any member of The City Schools Foundation Trustees.

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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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MLK Breakfast
MLK Breakfast

Sat. (Jan. 20, 2018) 9AM The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration in the Tennessee Room of MTSU's James Union Building (516 Alma Mater Dr.). This annual event is hosted by the NAACP-Murfreesboro Branch. (Price: adult tickets $30, student tickets $20, table of 10 $280)

This year's keynote speaker is Global Marketing and Partnership's Vice President Kenyatta Bynoe. The "Hero Awards" were inspired by the late Jerry Anderson, who lost his life after rescuing two children from drowning in 1989.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department's Captain Mike Adams, Engineer Chris Ayers, Driver Richard Crick, Engineer Kevin Leonard, Firefighter Duane O'Donnell, Engineer Stephen Ellison, Engineer David Simms, and Firefighter Shandreah Womack.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department's School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro, Patrol Deputy Joey Vann, Civil Warrants Deputy Michael Moody.

Humanitarian Award goes to Murfreesboro Loves, Habitat for Humanity, Murfreesboro Masonic Lodge #12 Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.com or Florence Smith at 615-589-5034. For further information: Please contact Carolyn Cox, MLK Chair @ 615-969-5994 or Katie Wilson, President - 615-556-7189.

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Oaklands Mansion:
Oaklands Mansion: "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades"

Mon-Sat 10AM-4PM; Sun. 1-4PM (Jan. 20 - March 4, 2018) "WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES" at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.). This popular exhibit in Maney Hall Vintage shows gowns from the past 100 years. In addition, there are wedding photos and stories of romance. During this exhibit, guests will have the rare opportunity to view items from, not only the museum's collection, but also elegant and fashionable wedding dresses worn by ladies from Murfreesboro and around the country. While here, enjoy bride dolls from different decades in many different sizes on display. These bride dolls and doll wedding dresses make a wonderful addition to the exhibit this year. Admission is $10 (children age 5 and younger are admitted FREE). For more information, phone Oaklands Mansion at (615) 893-0022. Visit their website: http://www.oaklandsmansion.org/

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Tennessee Master Horse Program
Tennessee Master Horse Program

Tue. nights (Jan. 23-March 6, 2018) 6-9PM TENNESSEE MASTER HORSE PROGRAM at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). This is an education based class providing a foundation of science equine nutrition, management and environmental aplicable to all horse ownes and those interested in horses. The fee for this "hands on" class is $150 for first person and $50 per FAMILY member after the first. For more information, call 615-898-7710.

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