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Photo and story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer On Thursday, the Murfreesboro City Council held a meeting at City Hall to discuss the strategies involved in hiring a new city manager. Since former City Manager Rob Lyons’ resignation back in December, the seat has remained open. City Councilman Rick LaLance, Kirt Wade, Eddie Smotherman and Bill …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor The Murfreesboro City Council approved the purchase of the almost 12 acres of land that includes the Oakland Park wetlands for $300,000 after a unanimous vote. The vote occurred during the council’s Thursday meeting and was proceeded by a few words by Mayor Shane McFarland. “We are not …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Gov. Bill Haslam announced on July 21 that the City of Murfreesboro received a $1 million federal grant to build sidewalks along Mercury Boulevard. The road connects Broad Street to Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Rutherford Boulevard. Numerous community centers and businesses sit adjacent to Mercury Boulevard, such …

Photo and Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro City Council and MTSU representatives convened to hold a workshop to discuss a plan to combat the issue of rising homeless rates across Rutherford County on Thursday at City Hall. MTSU Social Work Department Chair Michael Sherr and his graduate assistant Jackie Jones presented …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor A report by the U.S. Census Bureau last Thursday ranked Murfreesboro as the 10th fastest-growing city in the United States. The data projected a 4.7 percent population growth in Murfreesboro in 2016. The census statistics ranked each city’s population growth by percentage. It defined “large cities” as cities with a …