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Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales-Harris


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 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 Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Officials from the City of Murfreesboro, officials from MTSU and owners and managers of private apartment complexes met on Thursday after the City and MTSU introduced strategies to fight crime in Murfreesboro. The officials who met on Thursday included Mayor Shane McFarland, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, City …

Photo and story by Alexis Marshall / Contributing Writer  Murfreesboro City Schools’ playgrounds will receive new equipment over the next year. The additions, called Buddy Benches, are part of an initiative by the school system and Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales-Harris to help decrease bullying and continue to improve the social environment for students. The benches …