Post Tagged with: "Murfreesboro"

DesJarlais Divides Murfreesboro Voters

DesJarlais Divides Murfreesboro Voters

by / on August 7, 2013

Congressman Scott DesJarlais officially kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday, but revelations about his past have already drawn two primary challengers. Both are beating the incumbent in the all-important money race and have deep ties to the new population center of the 4th Congressional District. 

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Rework Of Murfreesboro’s Busiest Intersection Is Another Growing Pain

Rework Of Murfreesboro’s Busiest Intersection Is Another Growing Pain

by / on June 26, 2013

Traffic at Murfreesboro’s busiest intersection is going to become much worse before it gets any better. Transportation officials announced a complete rerouting where Broad Street, Memorial Boulevard and Old Fort Parkway converge.

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Battle of Stones River

Battle of Stones River

by / on December 31, 2012

When President Abraham Lincoln needed to bolster public opinion at the end of 1862, his best hope was a Civil War victory in the heart of Tennessee.

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Drought Spurs Rutherford Utilities to Call for Water Conservation

Drought Spurs Rutherford Utilities to Call for Water Conservation

by / on July 6, 2012

Water utilities in Rutherford County are collectively asking that customers take five-minute showers and reduce how often they water their lawns. While the situation isn’t dire, public officials warn there’s a lot of summer left.

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Texas Man Indicted For Threatening Murfreesboro Mosque

Texas Man Indicted For Threatening Murfreesboro Mosque

by / on June 21, 2012

A Texas man has been indicted for calling in a bomb threat last year against a mosque in Murfreesboro. In announcing the indictment Thursday, the U.S. attorney for Middle Tennessee said he would not tolerate attacks on religious freedom.

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Murfreesboro Mosque Revisited

Murfreesboro Mosque Revisited

by / on June 13, 2012

A large mosque being built in Murfreesboro is almost done. From the outside, what’s left is capping off the structure with a quintessential dome and two small minarets. While construction nears completion, the fight to finish continues. Two years after the local planning commission approved the project, a judge will consider stopping work at a hearing Wednesday.

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Amazon to Open Two Midstate “Fulfillment Centers”

by / on December 22, 2011

Amazon has made it official: the online retailer will soon open two new warehouses in Murfreesboro and Lebanon. Combined, the facilities will create more than 1300 jobs.

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Murfreesboro Water Officials Revise Cutoff Policy

by / on March 15, 2011

Murfreesboro officials voted Tuesday to revise a new policy that has cutoff water service to 1,900 customers since January.

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Murfreesboro Hopes Fee Decrease Sparks More Development

by / on February 14, 2011

Murfreesboro’s City Council voted to temporarily lower the fee charged to connect to water and sewer service.

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Murfreesboro Moves Into Road Salt Conservation Mode

by / on January 25, 2011

With supplies dwindling, Murfreesboro officials say they have no choice but to cut back dramatically on the amount of salt spread on the city’s roads in anticipation of snow and ice.

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Microloan Program Close to Handing Out Money

by / on December 3, 2010

A program to help very small businesses get a leg up in Murfreesboro may spend more than was budgeted in its first go-round. But officials say the microloan project is worth shifting around funds to cover any overage.

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DOJ to Rutherford County Court: Islam Constitutionally Protected

by / on October 18, 2010

The Department of Justice reminded a state court on Monday that Islam is legally protected a religion. That’s as a lawsuit in Rutherford County tries to hold off the planned Islamic center in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Mosque Controversy Continues to Simmer

by / on September 16, 2010

Despite construction moving ahead, the debate over an Islamic center in Murfreesboro continues to simmer. Rutherford County Commissioners got an earful from both sides Thursday night, even though there was nothing for them to decide.

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Gubernatorial Candidates: Murfreesboro Arson Unacceptable

by / on August 31, 2010

Tennessee’s two main candidates for governor both say there’s no excuse for the arson at a planned Islamic center in Murfreesboro. That’s after several pieces of construction equipment at the site were burned last week.

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Murfreesboro Lands Auto Supplier and 224 Jobs

by / on July 28, 2010

An automotive supplier announced plans Wednesday to build a manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro. NHK Seating of America expects to employ more than 200 workers by 2015.

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Murfreesboro Mosque Draws Equal Numbers For and Against

Murfreesboro Mosque Draws Equal Numbers For and Against

by / on July 14, 2010

A proposed mega-mosque in Murfreesboro attracted hundreds of protesters to the public square yesterday afternoon. They were met by an equally-sized rally of mosque supporters.

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Murfreesboro Starts Microlending to Create Jobs

by / on January 29, 2010

Murfreesboro officials announced Thursay they are starting a microloan program. The city will make small loans to aspiring entrepreneurs. The idea is to create jobs through small businesses who don’t otherwise qualify for a line of credit.

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Murfreesboro Still in Running for Harley, Not KC

by / on September 2, 2009

Kansas City is out of the running for a Harley Davidson manufacturing site, according to a report in the Kansas City Star.

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Harley Eyes Murfreesboro for Manufacturing and Visitor Center

by / on August 19, 2009

Harley Davidson is considering a 100-acre site on Murfreesboro’s Joe B. Jackson Parkway for a new manufacturing and visitor center.

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Stimulus Money to Purchase RTA’s First Buses

by / on July 31, 2009

Federal stimulus money will buy 15 vans and two hybrid buses for the Regional Transportation Authority’s service to and from Murfreesboro.

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