Safety Tour of The Bottoms in Murfreesboro

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The area known as "The Bottoms," which is where Cannonsburgh Village is located, is about to see some changes. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said the first will be a road widening project on South Front Street. Another issue deals with safety. The mayor recently went on a safety tour with members of the parks and rec department in the area of Cannonsburgh and the Greenway...

Over the past few years, one man was believed to have been murdered in the area of West Main Street and left for dead in Lytle Creek. That case occurred in 2014 and ended with the first degree murder conviction of Charles Lee Warner. In 2016, a dead body has been found under the broad street overpass near Dodge's Store. The death was labeled as accidental. Another unidentified deceased male was found behind Longhorn Liquor Store in 2017. A fourth deceased male was found near the CSX Train Depot on West Main Street this year and that case was a natural death. All four situations are believed to have involved homeless who were living in the area.


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