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Main Street presents
Main Street presents "Celebrate Christmas Downtown"

Bring the family for a holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 6th...

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Santa Is Coming To Town and Brings The New Year!
Santa Is Coming To Town and Brings The New Year!

In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The Main Parks & Recreation Office, Cannonsburgh Village, and Bradley Academy will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In observance of the New Year's Day holiday, Murfreesboro offices and some recreational facilities will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

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CUD Feels Christmas Is For Helping
CUD Feels Christmas Is For Helping

Consolidated Utility District (CUD) is partnering with area nonprofits and charities to promote giving that benefits residents of Rutherford County. Two of the three opportunities are represented by collection boxes located inside the utility's lobby at 709 New Salem Highway.

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There's No Place Like The 'Boro For The Holidays
There's No Place Like The 'Boro For The Holidays

The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.

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Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One - Murfreesboro Help
Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One - Murfreesboro Help

The Kingwood Surviving the Holidays seminar is for people who are grieving a loved one's death. The local church will...

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Adopt a Homeless Teen for Christmas in Rutherford County
Adopt a Homeless Teen for Christmas in Rutherford County

It's that time of year again, and Barnabas Vision in Murfreesboro is ready to begin the 2018 Adopt A Teen Christmas Program!

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Will you donate a Christmas Tree for the Murfreesboro Square?
Will you donate a Christmas Tree for the Murfreesboro Square?

Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.

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Concert in Smyrna, TN to benefit food bank in time for Christmas
Concert in Smyrna, TN to benefit food bank in time for Christmas

The entrance fee is simply a nonperishable food item to help stock the "Nourish Food Bank" before Christmas. A list of needed items is below.

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SEARCH IS ON: The perfect Christmas Tree is needed for downtown Murfreesboro
SEARCH IS ON: The perfect Christmas Tree is needed for downtown Murfreesboro

Christmas on the minds of some: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.

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Four Year Old Raises over $350 for Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue During Christmas
Four Year Old Raises over $350 for Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue During Christmas

He may just be four years old, but Hayes Owen, son of David and Stacey Owen of Murfreesboro, had a BIG wish for Christmas.

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Toot's and RCSO Help Less Fortunate Youngsters
Toot's and RCSO Help Less Fortunate Youngsters

Toot's diners can provide Christmas for less fortunate children by donating to the Shop with the Sheriff's Office during a fund-raiser this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) at Toot's on Broad Street and Toot's South.

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Young artists create tiny Tennessee Christmases at MTSU to decorate state tree in D.C.
Young artists create tiny Tennessee Christmases at MTSU to decorate state tree in D.C.

Two dozen young Midstate artists' unique visions will be on display, with help from MTSU students, when Tennessee's state Christmas tree shines brightly alongside the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Dec. 1.

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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center helps 356 individuals in need for Christmas
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center helps 356 individuals in need for Christmas

At Special Kids, the Cornelius Christmas program allows individuals and groups from the community to give back to families who need financial support the most. This year, 92 families were served through the generosity of the local community...

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Will local residents be spending this Christmas season?
Will local residents be spending this Christmas season?

While Tennessee consumers are slightly more optimistic about their economic futures, that upbeat view is countered by concerns about present finances that could impact holiday shopping...

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Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony
Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony

The official Christmas tree for the town of Smyrna goes up on Tuesday.

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Secret Santa for children in need in the Murfreesboro area
Secret Santa for children in need in the Murfreesboro area

"No child should wake up on Christmas morning and not have anything under the tree," said Child Advocacy Center holiday sponsor Kaitlin Vild.

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Can you donate a Christmas Tree for the Rutherford County Courthouse Lawn?
Can you donate a Christmas Tree for the Rutherford County Courthouse Lawn?

If you want to donate the tree that will be used as the Rutherford County Christmas Tree in front of the courthouse, call 895-1887.

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What Does Christmas Mean to the Freshmen Lady Raider Basketball Team?

Some of the MTSU Lady Raider freshmen basketball players are celebrating the holidays with a Christmas message, sharing what the holiday means to them.

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Donated gifts for children

The annual effort targets the children of low-income MTSU students as well as the children of parents receiving assistance from the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

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Do you recognize this Santa's helper?
Do you recognize this Santa's helper?

For children of the 1960's, 70's and 80's, you most likely remember Santa's Murfreesboro helper.

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La Vergne Officials
La Vergne Officials "Jailed," Raise Over $11,000

The La Vergne mayor, fire chief, police chief and others were locked up in jail. "Jingle Bail" raised over 11-thousand dollars to purchase food, clothing and toys for children, families and senior citizens in La Vergne for the holidays.

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Can you help a local child this Christmas?
Can you help a local child this Christmas?

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County has several members that need help this Christmas.

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40th Annual Christmas Parade in Smyrna this Sunday
40th Annual Christmas Parade in Smyrna this Sunday

As a part of its tradition, on Sunday, December 7th, the Town of Smyrna will celebrate the holiday season with its 40th annual Christmas Parade.

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Could you be a
Could you be a "Secret Santa" for a child in Rutherford County?

The Child Advocacy Center is recruiting 'Secret Santa's' to help make abused children's Christmas wishes come true.

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The annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14th
The annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14th

The theme of the Christmas Parade is your interpretation of "All I want for Christmas is..."

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Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas - Already
Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas - Already

Christmas time's a comin'. While many aren't thinking about Christmas just yet, the Salvation Army has been preparing since July for the holiday season.

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UPDATE: Event for Children Held in December was a Great Success (With Pictures)
UPDATE: Event for Children Held in December was a Great Success (With Pictures)

We have an update on an event that took place back in December. The first annual Jingle Jam held on December 21st, was a bona-fide success. 

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Babies Born at St. Thomas Rutherford Go Home in Stockings
Babies Born at St. Thomas Rutherford Go Home in Stockings
For more than 35 years, Saint Thomas Health has spread Christmas cheer by presenting infants to their new parents in bright red, oversized Christmas stockings. 
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Children who Visited Parents Incarcerated at Rutherford County Jail Get Special Christmas
Children who Visited Parents Incarcerated at Rutherford County Jail Get Special Christmas
Jalyn was one of 38 children who visit their parents in jail and received Christmas presents and a meal Saturday, thanks to New Vision Baptist Church and the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
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The Annual Christmas Parade was a GREAT SUCCESS! See the Pictures Now
The Annual Christmas Parade was a GREAT SUCCESS! See the Pictures Now
Despite a slight rain, thousands of local residents lined the streets on Sunday afternoon in Murfreesboro for the annual Christmas Parade.
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Murfreesboro Police Give Out Information That May Help You Avoid Being a VICTIM This Christmas Season!
Murfreesboro Police Give Out Information That May Help You Avoid Being a VICTIM This Christmas Season!
The holiday season is a time when people can become vulnerable to theft and other crimes. The Murfreesboro Police Department will have officers conducting bicycle patrol, foot patrol, undercover operations, and traffic enforcement throughout the city throughout the holiday season.
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Help Make Christmas Awesome for a Rutherford County Area Resident with Intellectual Disabilities
Help Make Christmas Awesome for a Rutherford County Area Resident with Intellectual Disabilities
If you’d like to make Christmas morning special for an individual with an intellectual disability then local non-profit Journeys in Community Living has news for you.
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Girl Scout Giving Tree in Murfreesboro - Help Out with an Ornament!
The Girls Scouts of Middle Tennessee invites the Murfreesboro community to their Giving Tree Event on December 7.
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Monday Night at TOOT'S SOUTH - Rutherford County School Resource Officers Help Kids with Christmas
Monday Night at TOOT'S SOUTH - Rutherford County School Resource Officers Help Kids with Christmas
Fortunate Rutherford County residents may share their blessings with 25 Rutherford County children to receive Christmas presents they might not otherwise enjoy, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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State Farm Releases Report on Driving for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Periods
State Farm Releases Report on Driving for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Periods
The holiday travel season is upon us, and the local State Farm headquarter office in Murfreesboro released its annual research report on distracted driving, with troubling findings. 
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Shoppers Expected to be out in Full Force in Rutherford County This Week!
Shoppers are expected to be out in full force this week, looking for those after Christmas bargains! Marci Gonzalez told WGNS that stores will be targeting those who are making returns and those looking for deals.
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What Are The Chances of a White Christmas?
So, what are the chances of a white Christmas on any given year in Middle Tennessee? Since the winter of 1884 and 1885, when snowfall records began in Nashville, snow has fallen 24 times on Christmas Day. Only 10  have been a measurable amount. A measurable amount is one tenth of an inch or more.
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