The city of Murfreesboro has canceled a requirement to wear masks in its buildings, following the lead of Rutherford County, which ended its mandate Tuesday.
As cases of the coronavirus climb statewide, local leaders across Tennessee are wrestling with how to reduce the spread, and reacting to limitations that prevent them from mandating masks like in Nashville.
The Murfreesboro Police Department says it was trying to disperse a crowd that had blocked an intersection. A building and an armored vehicle were vandalized, and two people were arrested for violating an emergency curfew order.
The Class of 2020 is grappling with the loss of their final moments with classmates and teachers. But Yeongseo Son — who also goes by Julia — is taking the opportunity to reflect on the people who made her time worthwhile at Murfreesboro’s Central Magnet School.
Women’s March Tennessee shifted away from Nashville for the first time this year, and sacrificed the size of past turnouts in exchange for easier access for rural participants.
Listen / Update: This story has been updated to reflect the Wednesday vote by the Rutherford County Commission. Rutherford County commissioners voted on Wednesday to increase the property tax by 5.7%. This means Murfreesboro residents are facing two separate property tax hikes. One at the city level, and another at the county level.
Listen / Murfreesboro has seen a decade of boom times, with increasing population, brisk construction and commercial growth. While that trend shows no sign of slowing, officials are signaling that this is the year to pivot toward more prudent government spending.
The city of Murfreesboro released Friday morning an exhaustive list with more than 50 types of items that will not be allowed on site of the white nationalist rally Saturday afternoon. The items include guns and pepper spray to eggs, laser pointers and even balloons.
Listen / Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee, and like many in the South, it has a busy town square where locals often hang out, shop and dine. But this weekend, it’s probably going to look very different.
Tennessee Baptists are the latest group to speak out against the white supremacist rallies planned for Murfreesboro and Shelbyville this weekend.