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GNE General Events

Election & Day

Last Day to Register

Early Voting Period

Offices to Be Elected

August 6, 2020

State & Federal Primary

Rutherford County General Election

Murfreesboro City Municipal

July 7, 2020

July 17, 2020 Through August 1, 2020

US Senate

US Congress 4th Dist.

TN Senate 14th District

TN House of Rep. Districts 34, 37, 48, 49

Highway Supt., Property Assessor, Circuit Court Judge Div. IV (vacancy), Circuit Court Judge Div. V, County Commission Dist. 10

School Board Zones 2, 3, 5, 6

Road Board Zones 2, 3, 5, 6

City Council Members 3 Seats, City School Board 4 Seats

November 3, 2020

State and

Federal General


Municipal Elections Eagleville



October 5, 2020

October 14, 2020 Through October 29, 2020

U.S. Pres & VP, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress 4th District;

TN State Senate 14th District

TN House of Representatives

34th, 37th, 48th, 49th


Eagleville City

LaVergne City

Town of Smyrna

  • Keep in mind that every day in which you can vote is just like election day. In other words, registered Rutherford County voters can now cast their ballot at any voting location in this county.

Early Voting Locations:

Rutherford County Election Office (1 South Public Square) only site that's open Mon-Fri 7AM-7PM, also Sat. 8AM-Noon

Other Early Voting sites (listed below) are open M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon

  • Murfreesboro SportsCom (2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro)
  • Rutherford County Election Commission Annex (426 E Vine Street, Murfreesboro)
  • Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion (315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro)
  • Middle Tennessee Assoc of Realtors (311 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro)
  • Smyrna City Hall (315 S Lowry Street, Smyrna)
  • Smyrna First Free Methodist Church (1004 Hazelwood Drive, Smyrna)
  • La Vergne Multi-Purpose Building (5093 Murfreesboro Rd., La Vergne)

More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found here: What ID is required when voting? or by calling the Division of Elections toll free 1-877-850-4959.

Election Day only sites (listed below): Registered voters can use the site closest to them on election day. You no longer vote at a specific location.

VotingCenter1-LaVergne Middle School
382 Stones River R. LaVergne TN 37086

VotingCenter15-Cason Lane Academy
1330 Cason Ln Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter2-Cedar Grove Elementary School
354 Chaney Rd Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter16-Barfield Elementary School
350 Veterans Pkwy Murfreesboro TN 37128

VotingCenter3 -Rock Springs Elementary School
1000 Waldron Road LaVergne TN 37086

VotingCenter17-Middle TN Assoc. of Realtors
311 Butler Dr Murfreesboro TN 37128

VotingCenter4 -Stewarts Creek Elementary School
200 Red Hawk Parkway Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter18-Central Magnet School
701 Main Street Murfreesboro TN 37130

VotingCenter5-Stewartsboro Elementary School 10479 Old Nashville Highway Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter19-Hobgood Elementary School
307 Baird Lane South Murfreesboro TN 37130

Voting Center6-Smyrna Middle School
712 Hazelwood Drive Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter20-North Blvd. Church of Christ
1112 North Rutherford Blvd. Murfreesboro TN 37130

Voting Center7-Smyrna Elementary School
1001Sam Davis Road Smyrna TN 37167

2310 Memorial Blvd Murfreesboro TN 37130

Voting Center8-Browns Chapel Elementary School 6128 Baker Road Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter22-Lascassas Elementary School
6300 Lascassas Pike Lascassas TN 37085

Voting Center9-Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion 315 John Rice Boulevard Murfreesboro TN 37130

12155 Lascassas Pk Milton TN 37118

VotingCenter10-Blackman United Methodist
4380 Manson Pike Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter24-KittrellElementarySchool 7801OldWoodburyPikeReadyvilleTN37149

VotingCenter11-Leanna Church of Christ
4198 Sulphur Springs Road Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter25-Whitworth Buchanan Middle Sch
5555 Manchester Pk Murfreesboro TN 37127

VotingCenter12-Wilson Elementary School
1545 Cut Off Road Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter26-Christiana Middle School
4675 Shelbyville Pike Christiana TN 37037

355 W Thompson Lane Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter27-Rockvale Middle School
6543 Highway 99 Rockvale TN 37153

VotingCenter14-Mitchell-Neilson Primary School
1303 Jones Blvd Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter28-Eagleville Community Center
317 Old Highway 99 Eagleville TN 37060

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"Coffee & Conversation" about local history Saturdays 9AM-Noon

Saturdays (9AM-Noon) Join the Rutherford County Historical Society for "coffee and conversation" about local history in the historic one-room Ransom School House (717 N. Academy St.). It's all FREE! Bring old photos, memorabilia and more. This is a great way to meet people, and learn more about this history of this community. For more information, phone 615-900-4063 or email

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2020 Smyrna Rotary's Wings of Freedom Fish Fry

2020 Smyrna Rotary's Wings of Freedom Fish Fry

Sat. (Sept. 12, 2020) 4:00-10:00PM The 18th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry and Classic Car Cruise-In at the Corporate Flight Management Hangar in the Smyrna Airport. (NOTE: gates open at 4PM, dinner is at 6PM) Since the Smyrna Rotary Club started the event in 2003, over $1.4-million has been returned to the community. The Smyrna Rotary Club is now embarking on its largest project to date. With the support of the Town of Smyrna, local businesses and Fish Fry Sponsors, Smyrna Rotary will build an all-inclusive Freedom Playground. For more information, visit the new Wings of Freedom' website at It is very functional and easy to use!

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2020 Walk To End Alzheimer's

2020 Walk To End Alzheimer's

Sat. (Oct. 24, 2020) 8AM registration/9:00AM ceremony/9:30AM WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S at MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1568 Greenland Dr.). For more information, check their website: For more information, contact Dena O'Neal at 615-622-4170 (extension 1777) or e-mail

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6K Top Gun Night Run In Smyrna

6K Top Gun Night Run In Smyrna

(POSTPONED) This event will be rescheduled as soon as circumstances permit. Town of Smyrna's Annual Top Gun Night Run 6k benefitting the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial at the Lee Victory Recreation Park. The 3.7 mile course includes the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport, Smyrna Municipal Golf Course, and the finish line at the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial. The run is chip-timed, USATF certified, and limited to 650 participants. The $50 entry fee includes a t-shirt and a custom medal awarded at the finish line. All proceeds benefit the memorial. Participants can register at or in person at the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department, located in the Smyrna Event Center at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East.

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BBB Annual

BBB Annual "Shred Day" (REVISED DATE)

Sat. (July 18, 2020) 9AM-Noon The 10th Annual Better Business Bureau's SHRED DAY in the parking low of Lowe's (1825 Old Fort Parkway). It was scheduled earlier, but the COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine forced moving SHRED DAY. Special thanks to the BBB for sponsoring this in an effort to reduce identity theft, and to MaxShred for offering their shred service to this community. A word to the wise, get there early. The event is scheduled until noon, but it actually ends when the MaxShred truck is full

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Boro 4th of July

Boro 4th of July

Sat. (July 4, 2020) 6PM MURFREESBORO 4TH OF JULY Celebration will be in a field near the hospital. Fireworks will be at dark and will be set to go much higher in the sky so that you can easily enjoy the display from many parts of the city. They will be coordinated to music. Tune to WGNS for the sound (FM 100.5, FM 101.5, and AM 1450 as well as Mayor Shane McFarland will have a special message as well as surprise guests. Find a good place in the area to park, have a picnic, tailgate and have fun with the family. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24 untill the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens the curve. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews. Our goal is to protect the most vulnerable population, their families, and our staff during the time of crisis and meet the community's need for emergency financial assistance. Please visit website or Facebook Community HelpersRC or call office 615-898-0617 for more information or schedule an appointment.

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DATE CHANGE: Exchange Club's

DATE CHANGE: Exchange Club's "Celebrity Waiters Dinner"

Thu. (Sept. 3, 2020) 6:00PM The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro's 11th Annual CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 o'clock where the celebrities will be introduced and dinner at 7:00PM. Individual tickets are $150.00 each or a table of 8 for $1000.00 (includes reception, dinner, silent auction, live auction, entertainment). Funds raised from this event support the various programs of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro including Americanism, Youth Activities, Community Service and our National Project - The Prevention of Child Abuse as well as The Family Center TN. For more information or tickets contact Exchange Club of Murfreesboro members: President Melissa Blair Wright (615-896-9460), Past National President John Hood (615-494-7970 or or Treasurer Ed Barlow (615-893-2067).

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Eddie George at MTSU For Habitat (Aug. 13, 2020)

Eddie George at MTSU For Habitat (Aug. 13, 2020)

Thu. (August 13, 2020) 5:30-8:30PM Tennessee Titan's Football Legend EDDIE GEORGE is the honored guest and speaker at HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S "Leave A Legacy" dinner in MTSU's Student Union Building Ballroom (1768 MTSU Blvd.) For more information, phone 615-890-5877. NOTE: This event was moved from its original March date to June, and now Aug. 13, 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors SAVE LIVES, but many area homes do not have these units. Some have units that no longer work. If you live within the Murfreesboro city limits, phone Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department. They will be happy to install a new, working smoke alarm for FREE! Residents in the city of Murfreesboro should phone 615-893-1422. Residents in Rutherford County can contact the Rutherford County Fire Department at 615-867-4626 to get a free smoke detector installed.

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Greenway Art Festival

Greenway Art Festival

Sat. (Sept. 19, 2020) 10AM-4PM 18th Annual Greenway Art Festival in the Old Fort Park (916 Gold Lane), near Kid's Castle. Hosted by the Cultural Arts division of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Greenway, and featuring live music, original art (oil paint, watercolor, pottery, textiles, metal, glass, sculpture and jewelry), food and art activities for all ages. For more information, contact Lisa Browning at for more information.

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Main Street's

Main Street's "Taste of Rutherford"

Sat. (July 18, 2020) 7-10PM Main Street Murfreesboro's Annual "Taste of Rutherford" will be at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village (312 S. Front Street). We are working to create a fun atmosphere at Cannonsburgh Village for the July 18th event, going back to our roots as a community, and providing space for attendees to spread out and enjoy a night on the grounds with friends, while enjoying the tastes and drinks that represent downtown Murfreesboro. Due to the unprecedented times with COVID-19, Main Street wants to show support to the downtown restaurants who make our annual "Taste of Rutherford" summer fundraiser so special. This year we will be giving back a portion of our dollars raised through this event to the downtown restaurants who participate in "Taste of Rutherford". Sponsorships for this popular evening are also available. For more information, please contact Sarah Callender at Main Street Murfreesboro, 615-615-895-1887 or e-mail

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Middle-Half Marathon CANCELED

Middle-Half Marathon CANCELED

Sat. (Oct. 10, 2020) 7:00AM The 14th Annual Middle Half Marathon has been CANCELED due to COVID-19 pandemic.The Murfreesboro Half Marathon Board said, "They went on to say "with the current chaos going on in our world along with the uncertainties in the months to come, it would be an impossible task to properly plan and provide a fun and safe event in October." Again, The Middle Half has been canceled for 2020. The board did mention that it is currently brainstorming ideas for October 10th this year, which would support running. Keep October 10, 2020 OPEN for fun!

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Mindful Care Bash

Mindful Care Bash

Thu. (Oct. 15, 2020) 6:30PM (Revised Date) The Mindful Care Spring Bash Benefit at Hop Springs (6670 John Bragg Highway). The event has been moved from April 16 to now be on Thursday night, Oct. 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. It still features live music, appetizers and door prizes. Your registration with Eventbrite will earn you one free beer ticket! Admission is free with a $25 suggested donation to support Mindful Care's Music Therapy Program, bringing the healing powers and stimulation of music to elders with aging and memory issues. To donate at the door, you may swipe your credit card or give through Venmo. Live music will be provided by Jack Pearson of The Allman Brothers Band and indie artist John Salaway. If you have questions about the event or Mindful Care Adult Day Services, phone (615) 584-1748.

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MTSU Sign-Language Class ON-LINE

MTSU Sign-Language Class ON-LINE

Mon-Fri (June 15-19, 2020 and June 22-26, 2020) 1:00-2:30PM MTSU's on-line AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE class.

The Jitsi on-line technology will be used. It enables the instructor and participants to see each other and interact with each other in real time during the classes

Class fees are $100 for MTSU and high school students; $115 for MTSU faculty, staff and alumni; and $130 for members of the general public. Early registration is advised since each class must be capped at 30 participants.

To register, go to For more information, contact Brian Roberts, associate director of CALA, at or

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Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Schedule

Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Schedule

Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation

Playgrounds - Closed

Pavilions - Closed


Greenway, hiking trails, bike trails, open green spaces, outdoor restrooms - Open*

The BARK PARKS (Dog Parks) are back OPEN. Remember, there are strict sanitizing and physical distancing protocols in place.

*physical distancing and sanitizing protocols required

Adams Tennis Complex

Outdoor courts and restrooms - Open
Indoor Courts - Open for play with strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols
Limited Open Areas
Limited Spectator Areas
Closed: Water Fountains, Coffee Stations, Locker Rooms

Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center - Closed

No Rentals or Special Events

Cannonsburgh Village

Village, Grounds and Restrooms - Open
Visitors Center - CLOSED

McFadden Community Center

Open for pre-planned structured programs and activities only*
No Open Gym
Game Room - Closed
Nourish Food Bank - Closed at this location.
Open at their main distribution hub: 1809 Memorial Blvd. (next to Haynes Hardware).
No Rentals or Special Events
Pickleball: OPEN Monday - Friday, limited to 16 participants at a time.
Must call to make reservations
Pickleball hours
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
*physical distancing and sanitizing protocols required

Outdoor Murfreesboro / Wilderness Station

Trails and restrooms are open
Wilderness Station Gift Shop/Visitors Center - Closed
*physical distancing and sanitizing protocols required

Patterson Park Community Center

Open: Weight Room*, Exercise/Fitness Classes*, Indoor Track*
Closed: Washington Theatre, Game Room, Pool, Racquetball Courts, Water Fountains, Coffee Stations, Locker Rooms
NOTICE: The indoor pool at Patterson Park will remain CLOSED while the new dehumidification unit is being installed.
No Open Gym
No Rentals or Special Events
*physical distancing and sanitizing protocols required


Open: Weight Room*, Exercise/Fitness Classes*, Indoor Track*
OPEN: Indoor pool at SportsCom is now open to organized events (such as exercise classes, lap swimming--but NO open swimming).
Closed: Pools, Water Fountains, Coffee Stations, Locker Rooms
No Open Gym
No Rentals or Special Events
*physical distancing and sanitizing protocols required

Sport Complexes

Closed to organized activities: Siegel Soccer Park, McKnight Park, StarPlex, Barfield Park ballfields, Old Fort Park ballfields

St. Clair Street Senior Center - Closed

Meals on Wheels - Open

Senior Mondays at the First - May 18 - CANCELED
Thrift Store Shopping in Nashville - May 19 - CANCELED
Lunch Outing - May 20 - CANCELED
Danube Delights River Cruise - May 22 - June 1 - CANCELED
Historic Lynchburg Buggy Tour - May 26 - CANCELED
Historic Rock Castle - May 28 - CANCELED
Niagara Falls & The Erie Canal - June 22-27 - CANCELED

The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center - Closed

Wilderness Station (Barfield Crescent Park)

Trails and restroom - Open
Visitor Center and Gift Shop - Closed

If you have questions, contact Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department at 615-890-5333.

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Paws & Pearls MOVED To 2021

Paws & Pearls MOVED To 2021

Sat. (April 17, 2021) 6:00PM PAWS & PEARLS was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be in 2021 at The Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Place). The 2021 evening will consist of a cocktail hour followed by dinner and live music. In addition, there will be a silent auction as well as a live auction. Attire will be summer casual and well-behaved dogs are also welcomeThe Beesley Animal Humane Foundation says "We apologize for any inconvenience, but the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff are our priority". 2020 paid sponsorships and reservations may be refunded or held until 2021. If you have questions, e-mail or phone 615-217-1031.

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Rockvale 4th of July Celebration

Rockvale 4th of July Celebration

Sat. (July 4, 2020) 10AM-afternoon "Rockvale 4th of July Picnic at the Rockvale Community Center and Park (9972 Rockvale Road). The picnic will include food, beverages, corn hole tournament, youth softball tournament, and much more. Preliminary games for the youth softball tournament will be held on Thursday and Friday evenings (July 2nd and 3rd), and the championship game will be held on the 4th during the picnic. Come to the ball field on Thursday and Friday evenings to enjoy the preliminary games. Please bring your own lawn chairs. Proceeds from the picnic are used for the upkeep of the Rockvale Community Center building, playground, and ball field. COVID-19 safety measures as mandated by the State of Tennessee and the CDC will be in place at the picnic and softball tournament. Please be Responsible; if you are at risk to yourself or others, please do not attend. Those attending the picnic are asked to be Respectful and practice social distancing when needed. For additional information, contact Eddie Macon, Rockvale Ruritan Club, at 615-542-1911.

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Rutherford County Library System offers FREE resume reviews

Rutherford County Library System offers FREE resume reviews

Over 300,000 Tennesseans have filed for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means unemployed local residents will need to apply for new jobs. First impressions count! Since your resume is your first impression, the Rutherford County Library System is offering a FREE, all digital, resume review. Digital means that you don't have to be face-to-face with anyone for a review of your resume, and that you get it back without it having been touched by human hands. For more information, contact RCLS Technology and Outreach Coordinator Trey Gwinn at or call 615-649-1358.

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Saturday Marketplace

Saturday Marketplace

Saturdays (June 6-Sept. 26, 2020) 8AM-Noon The Main Street Saturday Market on the historic Murfreesboro Public Square starting in June. Over 45 vendors will be offering: produce, baked goods, prepared foods, coffee & tea, snow cones, flowers and plants, fresh eggs, fruit, herbs, jams & jellies, honey, pickles and relish, meats, microgreens, nuts, soaps, hemp products, sauces. Plus, for your health--special new CDC guidelines will be strictly adhered to. This includes social distancing, wear a mask, no dogs, one-way walking path around courthouse, don't touch products, only use vendor's bags, don't bring children, one person per family is recommended (reduce size of crowd). For more information, go to:

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Schedule CHANGES at local

Schedule CHANGES at local "LIVE" Theatre

All live performances have been postponed at area theatres due to the coronavirus.

Center for the Arts

110 W. College St., Murfreesboro TN. If you have questions, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787) or visit their website

Arts Center of Cannon County

1524 John Bragg Highway, neighboring Woodbury TN. If you have questions, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787) or visit their website:

Springhouse Theatre

14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna TN. If you have questions, phone 615-852-8499, or visit their website

Everything has been put on "HOLD" awaiting a change in the COVID-19 status and approval from State of Tennessee to resume live productions. Some groups are checking into the possibility of streaming. NewsRadio WGNS will keep you informed.

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Secret Garden Party will be VIRTUAL EVENT

Secret Garden Party will be VIRTUAL EVENT

Fri. (June 5, 2020) The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring has cancelled its 28th Annual Secret Garden Party due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they do plan to host a virtual Secret Garden Party at Home. In the meantime, the Discovery Center invites the public to consider becoming a sponsor. 100% of your gift will be used to support your regional children's museum. If you have questions, phone the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring: 615-890-2300.

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