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More on a Property Tax Increase for Murfreesboro
More on a Property Tax Increase for Murfreesboro

New property taxes for the growing City of Murfreesboro equal more money to operate the police, parks, codes departments and more. Councilman Ronnie Martin...

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A Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor and City Council Members Sept. 6
A Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor and City Council Members Sept. 6

General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Mayor Shane McFarland and Murfreesboro City Council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, and the newest Council member, Ronnie Martin, during a special ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 6...

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Murfreesboro City Council Votes To Create New Role
Murfreesboro City Council Votes To Create New Role

Murfreesboro City Council votes to create a new role, the Utilities Director will be over both the Water Resources Department and Electric Department which will be streamlined into the City's organizational structure.

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Martin to Run for Murfreesboro City Council
Martin to Run for Murfreesboro City Council

Ronnie Martin, FirstBank Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, announced Tuesday (2/13/18) he is running for a seat on the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Write-In Candidate Takes an Eagleville Council Seat
Write-In Candidate Takes an Eagleville Council Seat

A write-in candidate will fill a vacant seat on the Eagleville City Council.

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Mayor McFarland
Mayor McFarland "Leaning" Toward "NO" on Selling MED

As the Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board prepares to hold a special joint public meeting Thursday to consider selling Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric, the mayor is closer to a personal decision.

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Murfreesboro Power Board and Council Meet Next Thursday
Murfreesboro Power Board and Council Meet Next Thursday

The Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board will conduct a Special Joint Public Meeting at 5:00 o'clock this coming Thursday afternoon May 12th in the Council Chambers of the Murfreesboro City Hall.

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Do you want to address the Murfreesboro City Council with an idea?
Do you want to address the Murfreesboro City Council with an idea?

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'd like to tell the Murfreesboro City Council about an idea I had, but I am nervous standing up in front of everyone - I don't know how to do it?" Well if you have, then this news story is for you.

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Womack Recognized for 28 Years of Dedicated Service to City

Terry Womack, who has announced her retirement from the Parks & Recreation Department after 28 years, was given special recognition at Thursday's City Council meeting...

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3-Arrested at motel, 3-children turned over to relative after needles, burnt spoons and drugs found in room
3-Arrested at motel, 3-children turned over to relative after needles, burnt spoons and drugs found in room

Two men and a woman were arrested at Motel 6 on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro after officers responded to check on a woman who had warrants for her arrest. DCS had to be called because the woman had three young children with her. 

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New Police Headquarters to Save Taxpayers $25 Million
New Police Headquarters to Save Taxpayers $25 Million

Police Chief Chrisman stopped by the Valentine’s Eve meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council to reiterate that the police headquarter relocation to North Highland Avenue will result in huge taxpayer savings...

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Schwan Cosmetics USA Headquarter Move Gets Fast-Tracked at City Council
The Murfreesboro City Council wasted no time leaping forward to assist Schwan Cosmetics USA at their November 21st meeting, by adopting a resolution in support of a fast-track economic development program for the company, including applications for state grants to support their move to Murfreesboro...
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Red Light Cameras Will Stay, More Likely To Appear
The Murfreesboro City Council voted through an extension of their contract for automated traffic enforcement, better known as the red light traffic cameras, which they credit with a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities and incidents over the 5 years since their installation...
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Mary Scales Remembered at City Council, While Veterans Are Honored at Commission
The Murfreesboro City Council took time to mourn the passing of Mary Scales, the first African-American council member at their October 17th meeting, while the Rutherford County Commission praised MTSU for their upcoming events honoring veterans...
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Water & Sewer Gives Glimpse Into Future Use of Technology in the Department
The Water & Sewer Board outlined a wish list of future technologies for the department at the October 3rd meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, including advanced metering systems and voice response, which would not only save the department money in staffing, but allow more customers to be monitored and serviced at more hours of the day...
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Murfreesboro Council Inches Closer to Passage of Full Budget (Hear the Audio)
One City Council Member notes that some Murfreesboro employees are on food stamps...
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Rover Stops, Police Building to Receive Upgrades
Improvements to the Rover system could be coming soon; the Assistant Transportation Director took bids for the purchase and installation of passenger waiting shelters along various routes, while the 3rd floor of the Main Police Building is set to become an enhanced interrogation facility...
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Council Vote Could Pose Risk for Historical Home
Debate over a historical home created quite the logjam at the February 7th Murfreesboro City Council meeting...
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City Partners with Red Cross To Lend Additional Support in Emergencies
City Manager Rob Lyons showed how caring city government can be at the January 31st meeting of the Murfreesboro city council, offering up the city’s highly qualified staff to assist  in the American Red Cross PARTNER Program, which outsources volunteers and help from other entities in times of an emergency.
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