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Murfreesboro among fastest growing in Tennessee

Two Rutherford County cities among the top 5 fastest growing in Tennessee More than half of the cities in the 2017 national ranking were in the South. Check out this story on dnj.com: https://www.dnj.com/story/news/2018/05/24/top-5-rutherford-county-cities-among-fastest-growing-tennessee-murfreesboro-smyrna-franklin/640428002/ Rutherford County will grow to a population of 347,974 by 2020 to exceed Hamilton County as the fourth largest in Tennessee, a state report shows. Start the conversation, or Read more at The Daily News Journal. Source Article

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A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro, TN

Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro’s Barfield Park on May 11th. You are likely questioning our reporting abilities while trying to figure out how a beach party was held in Murfreesboro… That was Thomas Laird with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department. The Beach Party utilized sand that will soon be used on Barfield Park Ball Fields. However, it was used to allow children the opportunity to play in the sand and build sand castles, sand angels and more on May 11th. The parks hold a beach party annually. Source Article

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Photos: Orangetheory Fitness celebrates grand opening of Murfreesboro location

Orangetheory Fitness kicked off the grand opening of its new location in Murfreesboro on Medical Center Parkway Thursday with a tour of the new studio and food for guests. Meghan Claster Littlejohn, the owner of the Murfreesboro location, said that OTF offers one-hour full-body workout classes. Start the conversation, or Read more at The Sidelines. Source Article

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CoreLife Eatery to open in Murfreesboro

CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, will open its first Tennessee location at 2330 Medical Center Pkwy, Suite E in Murfreesboro on Friday, April 27. CoreLife Eatery brings together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients and a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative. As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness and the community, CoreLife Eatery will be hosting a Donation Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Guests can pay whatever they would like for their meal, and all funds will be donated to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation, which supports the mission of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Start the conversation, or Read more at Murfreesboro Post. Source Article

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A Murfreesboro Friend, Peter D’s, Closing Wedneday

There are 1 comment on the WGNS-AM Murfreesboro story from 3 hrs ago, titled A Murfreesboro Friend, Peter D’s, Closing Wedneday. In it, WGNS-AM Murfreesboro reports that: Murfreesboro is loosing a friend. Peter D’s American Southern Bistro will close its physical location on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro this coming The four-year-old upscale casual restaurant had no intention of closing its doors until McAlister’s Deli recently proposed a leasing offer. Join the discussion below, or Read more at WGNS-AM Murfreesboro. Source Article

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Cheryl Darlene Smith

Cheryl Darlene Smith, 68, passed away at her residence in Lewisburg, TN on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She was born in Lincoln County, TN on Jan. 2, 1950, to the late Eldon and Neva Tucker Vann Mitchell. She was a homemaker after spending several years as a cafeteria worker at the Scales Elementary School. Darlene was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her first husband, Douglas Waggoner and a brother Jeff Mitchell. She is survived by her second husband, Harold Smith, Lewisburg, TN; daughter, Jennifer Crowell of Murfreesboro, TN; brother, Floyd Mitchell of Lincoln County, TN; two sisters, Melissa Rucker of Decatur, AL and Wanda Smith of Murfreesboro, TN; along with six nephews and one niece. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the chapel of Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home. A graveside service will be…

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Mayor: Transportation, affordable housing a top priority for Murfreesboro

There are two videos inside this story. Click here to watch from the News 2 app. MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 continues its examination of the historic growth across Middle Tennessee with a look at challenges experienced in outlying communities. In Murfreesboro, the city has completed its 2035 plan and Mayor Shane McFarland said as many as 300,000 people could be living there by then. Mayor McFarland stressed the importance of maintaining a good quality of life while expanding. “It’s a great place to live, making sure we keep property taxes as low as we possibly can. But then, we’ve got $160 some odd million worth of transportation projects. One of the main complaints we hear is traffic. We’ve got to be able to find ways to get our roads built and get our connections and thoroughfares built,” said McFarland. Spill-over from Nashville’s growth is obvious in Murfreesboro’s neighborhoods,…

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Excitement of Women’s March continues at AAUW State Convention at MTSU AAUW National CEO to Keynote

Want to build on the energy of the Women’s March? Get your tickets today for the American Association of University Women’s 2018 State Convention, set for March 16-17 on MTSU campus. Co-hosted by the MTSU June S. Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students as part of National Women’s History Month, the 2018 AAUW-TN convention is themed "Keep Marching: Activism for All Women," building on the momentum of the recent women’s marches. "The convention is open to the public. AAUW Murfreesboro is turning 105 this year and began at the founding of MTSU."said Dia Cirillo, president of AAUW Murfreesboro. "We are delighted to have this opportunity to host the annual AAUW State Convention in partnership with the June Anderson Center as part of programming for the National Women’s History Month." The two-day event will be headlined by AAUW National CEO Kim Churches and starts with the flame of history. Speakers…

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Adams, James Walter

James W. “Buttermilk” Adams, 70, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Murfreesboro, Tn. He was a member of Allen Temple AME Church. James was preceded in death by his father, Mason Adams II. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Beverly Adams; children, Cedric Adams, stepson, Wendell Eberhardt; three grandchildren; mother, Gertrude Adams, Chattanooga; two sisters, Brenda Jones, IL, Patricia Taylor, Chattanooga; brothers, Mason L. Adams III, NC, Dean Adams, Sr., Germany; a host of other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Fred Harris officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9905. Source Article