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Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists
Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists

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.

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UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets
UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets

The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.

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Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown
Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

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.

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Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020
Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020

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.

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FY 2020 Tax Increase Proposed for Murfreesboro
FY 2020 Tax Increase Proposed for Murfreesboro

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.

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City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award
City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award

"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..."

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Mayor Declares November 24, 2018  Small Business Saturday
Mayor Declares November 24, 2018 Small Business Saturday

Mayor Shane McFarland announced his endorsement of and participation in the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2018.

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Families Encouraged To Attend MURFREESBORO VOTES This Saturday Night
Families Encouraged To Attend MURFREESBORO VOTES This Saturday Night

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.

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Safety Tour of The Bottoms in Murfreesboro
Safety Tour of The Bottoms in Murfreesboro

The mayor recently went on a safety tour with members of the parks and rec department in the area of Cannonsburgh and the Greenway...

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions On WGNS
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions On WGNS

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.

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It's Official: Craig Tindall is New City Manager!
It's Official: Craig Tindall is New City Manager!

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.

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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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A hotel proposed for Murfreesboro Square area
A hotel proposed for Murfreesboro Square area

You may recall the Murfreesboro Council asked for developers interested in the property to submit proposals to the City.

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Mayor McFarland's WGNS Broadcast Gets Answers
Mayor McFarland's WGNS Broadcast Gets Answers

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.

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Mayor Talks about Sell of Downtown Church Property
Mayor Talks about Sell of Downtown Church Property

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.

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VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks
VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks

Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local officials at the Patterson Park Community Center to make a special Transportation Alternative Grant announcement.

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NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland
NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland

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.

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Mayor Talks About Parks Priority System
Mayor Talks About Parks Priority System

City parks facilities, like the 'Boro Beach and Sports*Com, are popular destinations during the summer.

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Murfreesboro Council Seat to Remain Vacant
Murfreesboro Council Seat to Remain Vacant

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.

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Murfreesboro/Rutherford Co. Among the Nation's Fastest Growing
Murfreesboro/Rutherford Co. Among the Nation's Fastest Growing

U.S. Census data used by Business Insider magazine shows Murfreesboro and Rutherford County among the fastest growing areas in the country.

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Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down
Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down

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.

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Centralized campus to help homeless and less fortunate in community still in works
Centralized campus to help homeless and less fortunate in community still in works

Since 1999 the City of Murfreesboro has been working on ways to help the homeless population and the less fortunate in our area.

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Mayor Shane McFarland to speak at Locally Owned Murfreesboro meeting
Mayor Shane McFarland to speak at Locally Owned Murfreesboro meeting

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will be the special guest speaker at Locally Owned Murfreesboro's next meeting.

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Mayor McFarland Speaks on Gas Tax Proposal
Mayor McFarland Speaks on Gas Tax Proposal

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland was among the community leaders from across the state to join Governor Haslam as the IMPROVE Act was unveiled.

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Murfreesboro is looking at new ways of trash disposal
Murfreesboro is looking at new ways of trash disposal

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.

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Mayor Reacts to Doug Young's Passing; Funeral Set
Mayor Reacts to Doug Young's Passing; Funeral Set

Murfreesboro native, Vice Mayor, Councilmember, businessman and family man, Doug Young lost his long battle with cancer Sunday. He was 68.

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Pastors in Murfreesboro Switch Pulpits after Meeting with the Mayor
Pastors in Murfreesboro Switch Pulpits after Meeting with the Mayor

Racial issues are causing quite a stir nationwide, but here in Murfreesboro... positive change is happening locally.

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Murfreesboro Mayor one of 22 leaders on committee seeking Major League Soccer in TN
Murfreesboro Mayor one of 22 leaders on committee seeking Major League Soccer in TN

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.

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Murfreesboro Residents Could See Privatized Garbage Pick-Up in the Future
Murfreesboro Residents Could See Privatized Garbage Pick-Up in the Future

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.

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City of Murfreesboro will NOT buy the old YMCA property
City of Murfreesboro will NOT buy the old YMCA property

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...

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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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Challenges and Obstacles that Murfreesboro Faces in State of the City Report
Challenges and Obstacles that Murfreesboro Faces in State of the City Report

One of the items that was discussed was the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric...

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Murfreesboro Mayor suggests that light rail lines are still being discussed in our community
Murfreesboro Mayor suggests that light rail lines are still being discussed in our community

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS that talks of light rail lines continues to interest some...

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Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Panhandlers
Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Panhandlers

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland says, "It's OK to be friendly but do not feel pressured to give money to panhandlers."

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The Bridge over Broad Street is behind schedule
The Bridge over Broad Street is behind schedule

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...

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Joe B. Jackson Bridge is OPEN
Joe B. Jackson Bridge is OPEN

The Joe B. Jackson Parkway bridge that brings South Church Street to I-24 as you near the Barfield area opened Wednesday at 11am.

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Parking in Downtown Murfreesboro - How do address the codes and the problems with parking?
Parking in Downtown Murfreesboro - How do address the codes and the problems with parking?

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...

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Comedy Basketball in Murfreesboro - Harlem Style
Comedy Basketball in Murfreesboro - Harlem Style

The Harlem-style comedy basketball game will feature slam dunks and more.

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City may donate 10 acres for corporate headquarters

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.

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October 'Adventures in Murphy's Burrow' features Mayor McFarland
October 'Adventures in Murphy's Burrow' features Mayor McFarland

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.

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McFarland Appointed To Succeed Gilley on Power Board

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...

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Congrats to several Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue employees
Congrats to several Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue employees

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.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue step services up to a new level
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue step services up to a new level

Although MFRD will be providing a higher level of care, Rutherford County EMS will continue to provide patient transport.

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland Jumps Right In... We Asked What He Thought About Public Transportation?
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland Jumps Right In... We Asked What He Thought About Public Transportation?

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…

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New Councilman, Mayor Take Place in Chambers, Bragg Honored

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...

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Murfreesboro has a NEW Mayor, as of 6PM Thursday Night
Murfreesboro has a NEW Mayor, as of 6PM Thursday Night

Murfreesboro now has a new Mayor. Judge Don Ash swore in Councilman Shane McFarland and then introduced him with his new title…

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M'boro Mayor & Council Swearing In This Week
M'boro Mayor & Council Swearing In This Week

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...

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Mayor Bragg, Council Say Their Goodbyes at Final Meeting

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...

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Shane McFarland Elected Mayor
Shane McFarland Elected Mayor

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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Mayoral Candidate Shane McFarland Announces Addition of Kristin Demos to his Team
Mayoral Candidate Shane McFarland Announces Addition of Kristin Demos to his Team
Murfreesboro Mayoral candidate Shane McFarland has announced the addition of Kristin Demos as his campaign manager. Demos, the Marketing Director for the Demos Family Restaurants, worked with McFarland on his City Council Campaign.
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Reeves-Sain Co Owner to Help Shane McFarland Team
Reeves-Sain Co Owner to Help Shane McFarland Team
Two-term Murfreesboro City Council Member and mayoral candidate Shane McFarland announced the addition of Reeves-Sain Pharmacy co-owner Rick Sain to his campaign team.
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It Was Speculated, Now Confirmed: City Councilman Shane McFarland Officially Announces Run for MAYOR of Murfreesboro Seat
It Was Speculated, Now Confirmed: City Councilman Shane McFarland Officially Announces Run for MAYOR of Murfreesboro Seat
Official: Two-term Murfreesboro City Council Member Shane McFarland announced Tuesday he will run for Mayor in 2014, citing economic development, orderly growth and building an even better quality of life as his top priorities.
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UPDATE WITH AUDIO: Vice Mayor Ron Washington Also Running for Mayor Seat
UPDATE WITH AUDIO: Vice Mayor Ron Washington Also Running for Mayor Seat
UPDATE: Murfreesboro City Councilman Shane McFarland is not the only council member planning to run for the seat that will soon be left vacant by three term Mayor Tommy Bragg. 
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