With temps in the upper 40s, it was a perfect day for the New Year's Day 5K at the Old Fort Park. A Wilson County runner placed first.
Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland continues to get updates on questions phoned-in by the public during his appearance of the Action Line radio broadcast. Here are the topics and the latest information on that topic.
Mayor Shane McFarland was on WGNS last week (11/13/2019), and received a question about a stalled apartment construction project on South Church Street (Shelbyville Highway, 231-South)--behind Zaxby's.
We have an update on the new hotel, retail and office development that will soon be built in downtown Murfreesboro that will cover an entire city block. But, how will parking look for such a large lifestyle center when parking is already a highly discussed issue around the local square?
Tree limbs, brush and hedge trimming is not only creating bad "visible first impression" for visitors to Murfreesboro, it's also killing grass and becoming an obstacle to motorists driving city streets--especially at night.
The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.
The City of Murfreesboro finalized plans to sell city-owned land and develop an uptown hotel, condos and retail-office space. The old First Methodist bell tower and sanctuary will be preserved in the $1.8-million project.
The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.
The rough draft of the 2020 fiscal year budget for the City of Murfreesboro calls for a property tax increase, plus monthly fees for garbage pickup.
"On two separate days, Matthew Rice did an excellent job in apprehending or assisting with the apprehension of Felony suspects involved in repeated incidents of violent offenses and the suspect in numerous home and auto burglaries..."
Mayor Shane McFarland announced his endorsement of and participation in the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2018.
This Saturday evening, Murfreesboro residents will have an opportunity to meet city and county elected officials in a "non-partisan atmosphere that is family-friendly". MURFREESBORO VOTES will be 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday night at SportsCom, 2310 Memorial Boulevard at DeJarnette Lane.
The mayor recently went on a safety tour with members of the parks and rec department in the area of Cannonsburgh and the Greenway...
The "ASK THE MAYOR" segment of the WGNS Action Line radio broadcast is always popular. Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland was on the radio Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
The Murfreesboro City Council met Tuesday and named 57-year old Craig Tindall as the next city manager. Interim City Manger Jim Crumley led the search for a replacement when Rob Lyons retired in December.
The deadline has come and gone for those wishing to run in the August 2nd elections. See whose running for local and state offices.
You may recall the Murfreesboro Council asked for developers interested in the property to submit proposals to the City.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland never knows what the public will ask him when they call into his radio broadcast on WGNS. With most questions, he has a solid answer. However, when he does not know--the mayor admits and immediately reaches out to staff members for an accurate response. Sometimes the information is received before the broadcast is over, but it often takes research by city employees working in specific offices.
The Murfreesboro City Council has narrowed their choices for the sale and development of the old First Methodist Church building at the corner of East College and Church Streets.
Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local officials at the Patterson Park Community Center to make a special Transportation Alternative Grant announcement.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland talks about apartment safety, public access to parks and more on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.
City parks facilities, like the 'Boro Beach and Sports*Com, are popular destinations during the summer.
The Murfreesboro City Council will remain a six-member body. At their Thursday meeting, members voted down a measure to appoint someone to fill the vacant seat of the late Vice Mayor Doug Young.
U.S. Census data used by Business Insider magazine shows Murfreesboro and Rutherford County among the fastest growing areas in the country.
Pavilions in Old Fort Park have been torn down. It's where many families gathered for a picnic. It was also where homeless advocates fed thousands of the community's less fortunate.
Since 1999 the City of Murfreesboro has been working on ways to help the homeless population and the less fortunate in our area.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will be the special guest speaker at Locally Owned Murfreesboro's next meeting.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland was among the community leaders from across the state to join Governor Haslam as the IMPROVE Act was unveiled.
UPDATE: A group of citizens in Middle Tennessee are tasked with the duty of finding a new way to dispose of trash in Rutherford County and beyond as the life expectancy of the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill nears.
Murfreesboro native, Vice Mayor, Councilmember, businessman and family man, Doug Young lost his long battle with cancer Sunday. He was 68.
Racial issues are causing quite a stir nationwide, but here in Murfreesboro... positive change is happening locally.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland joins a group of 22 business and community leaders in serving on a Nashville Organizing Committee seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to the Music City.
Mayor McFarland said that right now, nothing is off the table in looking into new ways of providing garbage pick up service in the Murfreesboro City Limits.
The City of Murfreesboro will not be purchasing the closed down YMCA property on Thompson Lane near the Old Fort Parkway intersection as rumored. Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS...
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.
One of the items that was discussed was the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric...
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS that talks of light rail lines continues to interest some...
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland says, "It's OK to be friendly but do not feel pressured to give money to panhandlers."
The $17.6 million bridge over Broad Street is slowly coming along, but Mayor Shane McFarland says that crews are a little behind schedule at this point...
The Joe B. Jackson Parkway bridge that brings South Church Street to I-24 as you near the Barfield area opened Wednesday at 11am.
The Rutherford County Square is unique, according to Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland. He told WGNS that ordinances may need to be examined so that growth and prosperity can occur...
The Harlem-style comedy basketball game will feature slam dunks and more.
The Murfreesboro City Council will consider giving 10 acres of city-owned property to a secret company to build a North American corporate headquarters in the Gateway area and bring 250 jobs here, according to Chamber of Commerce and city officials.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is the featured guest on this month's episode of "Adventures in Murphy's Burrow," an educational adventure for children and adults to learn about the City of Murfreesboro.
Mayor Shane McFarland has been appointed to replace recently departed council member Toby Gilley on the Power Board, as Gilley takes a judge's seat...
Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received the City's STARS (Succeeding Through Attitudes Reflecting Service Excellence) Award at the City Council meeting on Thursday, August 7.
Although MFRD will be providing a higher level of care, Rutherford County EMS will continue to provide patient transport.
New Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland was asked by WGNS about transportation plans for the future and he told us he would love to expand the Rover bus, but…
Newly elected Mayor Shane McFarland and council member Rick LaLance officially took their seats in the council chambers for the first time at May 1st’s council meeting...
Murfreesboro now has a new Mayor. Judge Don Ash swore in Councilman Shane McFarland and then introduced him with his new title…
The swearing in of a brand new Murfreesboro Mayor and Council is coming up this week. Murfreesboro City councilman Doug Young who won a re-election vote on April 15th told WGNS...
After serving as head of the Murfreesboro city council for 12 years, Mayor Tommy Bragg officially said his goodbyes at his final meeting on Thursday, April 24th...
Shane McFarland has been elected mayor of Murfreesboro. McFarland, who has served as a Murfreesboro city councilman will succeed Mayor Tommy Bragg, who announced he wouldn't seek another term as mayor.
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