Lee, TDEC Announce $2.5 M Loan for Smyrna Water Improvements

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee and Commissioner David Salyers of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced a $2.5 million loan from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program for the Town of Smyrna to improve water infrastructure. The loan is one of two approved by the...
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Staybridge Suites Ribbon Cutting

The Staybridge Suites Nashville SE Murfreesboro, a new extended stay hotel located just off I-24 is now open. Next door to Zaxby's, this location is a great choice to experience outdoor adventures at nearby J Percy Priest lake, Stones River Battlefield, Cannonsburgh Village, Greenway. Shop at our Avenues Mall or just a short drive to Nashville.

Murfreesboro Art League Creates Fundraiser to Honor Ukraine

The news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine first broke in late February. Under the distressing headlines of the war’s coverage were images of violence, destruction, and death. For many, these pictures summoned uncomfortable thoughts. But to Murfreesboro visual artist Suzanne LeBeau, they were a call to action. As...

MTSU Spring Showcase April 1-9 features variety of events

Sporting events including baseball, softball and tennis. A Star Party. Art and photographic exhibitions. The MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival. A theatre musical and three-day LGBTQ+ conference. All this and much more are on the agenda for the annual MTSU Spring Showcase, presented by the National Alumni Association April 1-9....

Do you need pet insurance?

When your pet gets sick or injured, the last thing you want to think about is how much their care will cost. Pet insurance helps protect you from that financial burden associated with accidents, injuries and/or illness and makes sure you can focus on getting the best care possible for your furry companion. Whether your pet has several minor incidents or develops a serious medical condition like cancer, pet insurance shields your budget from unexpected, expensive veterinary costs.

Run for Special Kids March 19

The 11th Annual Special Kids Race will be hosted Saturday, March 19, 2022 - at the campus of presenting sponsor, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129). In the ten plus year history of this event, nearly 3,000 participants have gathered together to show their support... Organizers are planning for another great crowd to benefit the children and families served at Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center, a local non-profit organization "serving Jesus Christ by caring for His children..."

How to talk to typically developing children about autism

If your typically developing child is frequently in the company of an autistic child, your typically developing child might have questions. Here are a few talking points for starting conversations about autism and learning differences with a typically developing child. Why doesn’t my autistic friend talk to me?. Your...

Rutherford Democrats announce record number of candidates, diversity takes center stage with Democratic County Commission Candidates

On Saturday, February 19, Rutherford County Democrats met to celebrate a record number of County Commission candidates for the May primary. Having set robust goals for the 2022 election cycle, intending to put candidates on the ballot for every office, Rutherford Democrats are poised for the strongest election cycle in recent memory.

$25,000 worth of cocaine confiscated in search warrant

About $25,000 worth of cocaine was confiscated Wednesday after Rutherford County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant on Rocky Lane off Old Lascassas Road, a sergeant said. “While searching the residences, detectives located approximately 1.2 pounds of cocaine, several sets of digital scales, a small amount of marijuana,...

For one day, tech-savvy teens turn MTSU gym into robot world

Talented, tech-savvy and energetic teenagers from around the country descended on MTSU recently for the annual Tennessee FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition. By event’s end, TechNova, a team from Bellevue, Washington, claimed first place and earned the coveted Inspire Award in the competition held in Alumni Memorial Gym and supported by MTSU’s Engineering Technology and mechatronics engineering faculty and students.

Watch out for flooding in Rutherford County

Be extra cautious this morning with closed and high water roads in Rutherford County. Christiana-Fosterville road slab at Highway 269. Powells Chapel Road slab. 5500-block of Seminary Road near Sagefield. Sulphur Springs Road at Shacklett Road. Vaught Road at the slab. Roads that have high water but are passable include:

Author book signings coming in March to Linebaugh

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local authors Antonia Royal-Whitmore and Carmen Maples for book signings geared for children in March. Whitmore is the author of Boys Wash Their Hands Too, along with several other works. She will be at Linebaugh on Thursday, March 10, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Carmen Maples, the author of Gigi’s Little Dreamer, will be at the library on Thursday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Want to do something about that landfill?

Want to do something about the landfill? Get involved. Step one is educate yourself. Step two is call the people with the power to stop it and and tell them to stop it. Get involved with the numerous groups around town who are working on it, go to government meetings and talk to your friends and get them to go too, call your county commissioner. Now is when those decisions are being made that will affect the future of this community so use your voice to be a part of it. With that said...