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Mindful Care Honored Ernest Burgess Last Friday Night
Mindful Care Honored Ernest Burgess Last Friday Night

More than 70 friends and family members gathered recently at the Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro to honor the achievements of Ernest Burgess. The event was sponsored by Mindful Care Adult Day Services.

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White Defeats Burgess for State Senate's GOP Nomination
White Defeats Burgess for State Senate's GOP Nomination

State Representative Dawn White defeated County Mayor Ernest Burgess for the State Senate, District 13 Republican nomination.

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Burgess to serve one term, donate salary & forgo per diem
Burgess to serve one term, donate salary & forgo per diem

Ernest Burgess, current Rutherford County Mayor and Republican candidate in the 13th senatorial district, announced today his "Rutherford First Pledge" for District 13.

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Candidates Qualify for Local Races
Candidates Qualify for Local Races

The deadline has come and gone for those wishing to run in the August 2nd elections. See whose running for local and state offices.

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Ernest Burgess Officially Enters State Senate Race
Ernest Burgess Officially Enters State Senate Race

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess officially entered the Republican Primary for the State Senate today. The 13th senatorial district comprises the western half of Rutherford County and is currently held by Bill Ketron.

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Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat
Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat

Add another name to the list of those seeking to replace State Senator Bill Ketron in Nashville. Murfreesboro resident Nicholas Gardner recently announced his intention to run.

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NEWSMAKERS: State Senate Candidate Ernest Burgess
NEWSMAKERS: State Senate Candidate Ernest Burgess

Ernest Burgess talks about his decision to run for state Senate on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position
Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position

State Senator Bill Ketron has announced he'll seek the County Mayor's office next year.

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Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate
Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate

County Mayor Ernest Burgess will not seek a fourth term. However, with State Senator Bill Ketron's announcement he'll seek the mayor's position, Burgess says he'll run for Ketron's senate seat.

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Will the old Murfreesboro Bank and Trust Company building be torn down or rebuilt?
Will the old Murfreesboro Bank and Trust Company building be torn down or rebuilt?

Many years ago it was a bank, but currently, the building next to the judicial center on the Murfreesboro Square is being used as an office to house the District Attorney and staff.

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Heftier Security for Rutherford County Data Processing Systems
Heftier Security for Rutherford County Data Processing Systems

Not only will staff, judges and inmates be more secure in the new court buildings located in downtown Murfreesboro, so will the computer systems.

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Rutherford County Mayor pleased with county legal representation
Rutherford County Mayor pleased with county legal representation

After long time Rutherford County attorney Jim Cope resigned as the county attorney this past October, the county has been pleased with their new legal representation.

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More State Funding Helped Keep County Property Taxes Lower
More State Funding Helped Keep County Property Taxes Lower

As we previously reported, Rutherford County's property tax rate remained at $2.68 per one-hundred dollars of assessed value. County Mayor Ernest Burgess explains a major component of balancing this year's budget.

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Journeys Second Annual Guess Who Contest ends - So who was the Ninja Turtle?
Journeys Second Annual Guess Who Contest ends - So who was the Ninja Turtle?

The staff and people served by local nonprofit Journeys in Community Living would like to thank Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess for being this year's Mystery Guest in association with the 2015 Fall Social for people with intellectual disabilities.

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Rutherford County and 18 other Middle Tennessee Counties will have to find a NEW landfill
Rutherford County and 18 other Middle Tennessee Counties will have to find a NEW landfill

Reports indicate the local landfill site in Walter Hill will close within the next 15 years if not sooner.

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Security a top concern for the new Rutherford County Judicial Building
Security a top concern for the new Rutherford County Judicial Building

One of the main concerns addresses the security of those who are headed to court and the security of inmates. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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DNJ has to move out in 4.5 Months
DNJ has to move out in 4.5 Months

The countdown is on. The Daily News Journal will have to be out of their building to make way for a new parking garage in just four and a half months. In the meantime, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess said that the DNJ...

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New details released on the soon to be built Rutherford Co. Judicial Building
New details released on the soon to be built Rutherford Co. Judicial Building

The latest plans call for construction of the much discussed Judicial Building, which will be built across the street from the Health Department. Businesses along Maple Street will soon have to move as their structures will be torn down.

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Rutherford County may have to completely stop using the landfill by 2025
Rutherford County may have to completely stop using the landfill by 2025

If the population growth continues as expected, the county will need to find a new place to dump trash by 2025. The new home for our trash will likely new in another county.

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Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?
Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?

NewsRadio WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess about legal procedures guiding officials who are checking into allegations about the elected office of Sheriff...

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Rutherford County is a shopping destination, according to Mayor Burgess
Rutherford County is a shopping destination, according to Mayor Burgess

Sales tax revenue continues to climb for Rutherford County. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released
Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released

A straw poll was recently conducted during the Blackman Barbecue at the Lane Agri Park in Murfreesboro. The MTSU/Blackman Straw Poll results have now been released. 

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UPDATE: Ground to be broken on NEW Rutherford Co. Judicial Center, possibly as soon as next year
UPDATE: Ground to be broken on NEW Rutherford Co. Judicial Center, possibly as soon as next year

The future judicial center will be built across the street from the County Clerk’s Office in Murfreesboro where MOAB and several other businesses are located…

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Burgess: Property Tax Hike Not Likely
Burgess: Property Tax Hike Not Likely

MURFREESBORO - With the county school's budget of $306.7 million clearing committee hurdles, County Mayor Ernest Burgess says a property tax increase isn't likely.

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Additions to Blackman Middle and Smyrna Elementary on Target

MURFREESBORO - Additions to the current school facilities at Smyrna Elementary and Blackman Middle School are on target to open for fall classes in August. County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the Blackman Middle School addition, which is something that hasn't been done in the county before.

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Rutherford County Has New Website!

The Rutherford County Government has launched a new website viewable at rutherfordcountytn.gov. Improvements are intended to make the site easier to navigate with better routes to get citizens where they need to go, with lots of new content and with improved mobile device access.

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UPDATE: New Judicial Center on North Maple Street in Murfreesboro

Three businesses are now left in the small strip mall next to the Rutherford County Clerk’s Office on North Maple Street in Murfreesboro.

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Local Resident Jimmy Evans Announces Run Against Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess
Local Resident Jimmy Evans Announces Run Against Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess

Local resident Jimmy Evans resigned from the Rutherford County Election Commission in order to run for Mayor of Rutherford County, a seat currently held by Ernest Burgess. 

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Rutherford County Clerk Office in Eagleville Now Officially OPEN (With Audio)
Rutherford County Clerk Office in Eagleville Now Officially OPEN (With Audio)
Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Crowell helped to open the new branch office in the Eagleville City Hall on Monday. WGNS was there and this is what County Clerk Crowell told us...
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A New Building to House the Courts in Rutherford County is in Our Future, But What About the Current Building?
A New Building to House the Courts in Rutherford County is in Our Future, But What About the Current Building?
We asked the mayor what would happen to the old judicial building that is currently in use for the courts on the local square…
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Are There Street Lights Outside the City Limits of Murfreesboro? Yes, but...
Are There Street Lights Outside the City Limits of Murfreesboro? Yes, but...

Have you ever wondered if there were any streetlights outside the city limits of Murfreesboro in Rutherford County? 

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Rutherford County Government Now has a Deputy Mayor
Rutherford County Government Now has a Deputy Mayor
Retired U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey L. Davidson has been appointed as deputy to the mayor for Rutherford County. Davidson was the Inspector General for the Tennessee National Guard. His first day on the job will be April 29.
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