Rutherford County, Murfreesboro ready to fund schools, bike trails (respectively)

Jun 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm by Michelle Willard

The Rutherford County Board of Education took a guided tour (I don't know if it was three hours) of potential sites for new schools over the weekend.

After the tour, the board voted on Monday to ask the County Commission for $10.3 million to start negotiations on three sites in Almaville, Christiana and Walter Hill. Lisa Moore was the sole vote against the motion.

Each site could house elementary, middle and high schools.

The $10.3 million is only for the land. The next expensive steps are design, build, equip and staff.

For more about the properties read this and this.


Speaking of spending your money, the Murfreesboro City Council agreed to spend $451,500 to add mountain bike trails to Barfield Crescent Park.

The city's plan is for nine miles of trails across 100 acres in the southeast portion of the park.

Councilman Kirt Wade was the sole objection saying he couldn't vote to spend half a million dollars on bike trails when the council was considering added fees and reduced services in other areas.

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Robichaud murder charge bound over to grand jury (Post

Michelle Willard is a freelance journalist who fills her days with social media marketing, politics, true crime, and taking complaints. You can complain to her on Twitter @MichWillard or by email michelle(at) 

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