Man dies after being hit by vehicle in Murfreesboro

Photo: Murfreesboro Police Department MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department say one person died Tuesday night after being hit by a vehicle on South Church Street. The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. Police say the pedestrian, identified as 58-year-old Julio Martinez, was hit while attempting to cross a multi-lane street near a Pilot Truck Stop. Rutherford County EMS transported Martinez to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating the incident. The driver does not appear to be at fault, police say. Stay with News4 for updates. Source Article


James Michael “Mike” Mayhall

James Michael

James Michael “Mike” Mayhall, age 67, of Murfreesboro passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018. He was a native of Corinth, MS and was preceded in death by his father, Vernon E. Grimes, Sr. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Barry Holt will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn V. Rencher Mayhall, mother, Elsie L. Plaxico Grimes, daughters, Virginia Lee Mayhall-Mimms and her husband Eric, Leslie M. Gove and her husband Michael, grandchildren, Madelyn and Greyson Gove, brothers, Vernon E. Grimes, Jr. and James W. Grimes and his wife Laurie. Mr. Mayhall was a retired Nuclear Engineer at Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liver Cancer Research at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, VUMC Gift and Donor Services, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203-1197. Visitation will be from…

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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

Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro,

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


Photos: Orangetheory Fitness celebrates grand opening of Murfreesboro location

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 to open

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

Murfreesboro Friend

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


Cheryl Darlene Smith

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,…