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McFarland declares state of emergency, closes most businesses to traffic

Mar 21, 2020 at 06:04 pm by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued an order Saturday, March 21, declaring a local "State of Emergency" for the City of Murfreesboro in response to COVID-19, the novel c.... Read More
A recreation of restaurants in Murfreesboro featuring an empty chair.

Day in Corona: Can they tell us to stay home?

Mar 23, 2020 at 09:45 am by Michelle Willard

Over the weekend, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland declared a "state of emergency" in the city and issued a series of orders that impact restaurants, bars and gyms. That wa.... Read More
Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed and StoneCrest Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Schuck

Day in Corona: Bill Ketron surfaces and what Smyrna and La Vergne are doing

Mar 24, 2020 at 09:52 am by Michelle Willard 1

While mayors from across the state (including Shane McFarland) have been doing everything they can to reassure the public, our County Mayor Bill Ketron has been suspiciously a.... Read More
Novel Coronavirus

Week in Corona: Rutherford County has 5 confirmed cases

Mar 21, 2020 at 11:35 am by Michelle Willard

The biggest thing that bothers me, other than a lack of leadership, is that the state seems to be hoarding information from the public. Yesterday, I accused Bill Ketron of wi.... Read More
Two "leaders" Bill Ketron and Bill Lee

Week in Ketron: Why is our county mayor lying to us about COVID-19?

Mar 20, 2020 at 03:54 pm by Michelle Willard 2

I only have one question today: Why is our county mayor lying to us? In these unprecedented and trying times, we need a strong leader who isn't afraid to tell us the truth..... Read More
George Adam Parker and all his face tattoos

Two suspects charged with breaking into several vehicles

Mar 23, 2020 at 05:44 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Two men were charged after they allegedly broke into vehicles this month in two different parts of the Rutherford County, a sheriff's detective said. George Adam Parker, 26,.... Read More
David Riemens

Watertown skull turns missing artist into suspicious death

Jan 29, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

It's not often that Watertown, Tennessee, makes the news. So it was memorable when David Riemens vanished Aug. 8, 2012, from the Dollar General in the small Middle Tennessee.... Read More

Another corporate HQ is moving to Murfreesboro

Oct 31, 2019 at 07:00 am by Voice Wire

SteelSummit Holdings, a leading national metals service center and trading company based in La Vergne, has selected Fountains at Gateway for its corporate headquarters. The f.... Read More

Poetry: Pandemic Love by Lynn Ungar

Mar 16, 2020 at 09:12 am by Paulette Jackson

Pandemic ~ Lynn Ungar What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just.... Read More

Murfreesboro issues 'Safer at Home' guidance

Mar 28, 2020 at 05:07 pm by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued a renewed order, amending the local ‘State of Emergency’ for the City of Murfreesboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemi.... Read More

United Way offers giving opportunity to help with basic needs during pandemic

Mar 20, 2020 at 07:00 am by United Way

In less than two weeks, the Middle Tennessee community has been faced with destructive tornadoes and now the development of COVID-19 throughout the country. As the community.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 Spots to Drink 'Green' This Saint Patrick's Day

Mar 17, 2020 at 08:42 am by Laura Beth Payne

Besides my first week at home with my first child, I think this week might have been the most confusing in my life. Between not quite understanding the run on toilet paper, ca.... Read More

MMC announces it will offer limited, drive-through COVID-19 Testing

Mar 26, 2020 at 09:37 am by Voice Wire 2

Starting Thursday, March 26, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic will provide on-site, drive-through, testing for COVID-19. Drive-through testing will be located in the south parking.... Read More
Murfreesboro Police Department

Murfreesboro man charged with buglary after fingerprint left on Pop-Tart wrapper

Mar 19, 2020 at 11:30 am by Voice Wire

A man who made himself at home after breaking into a residence in Murfreesboro six-months ago, has been charged with aggravated burglary, theft and vandalism. Jimmy Dean Ulri.... Read More
Rutherford County Schools

Rutherford County Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch during quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 at 02:33 pm by Voice Wire

Rutherford County Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to any child 18 and under at no charge beginning Tuesday, March 17, while the district is closed out of concern over.... Read More
Banana Cake

Bake Banana Cake from Scratch for Real Comfort

Mar 23, 2020 at 08:00 am by Easywaygourmet

There is an old expression "there is nothing as loving as something from the oven." These tough times call for a little love in every single thing we do. People are being forc.... Read More
Day in Corona

Day in Corona: Tenn. Supreme Court resets again, orders jail populations reduced

Mar 26, 2020 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

A few weeks ago, the Tennessee Supreme Court suspended in-person court hearings until March 31. On March 25, the high court issued an order extending the suspension of most in.... Read More

How Smyrna is taking proactive measures regarding COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Tennessee Department of Health, The Town of Smyrna continues to monitor and adjust prot.... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Rutherford County deputies help rescue bearded dragon trapped in dashboard

Mar 27, 2020 at 12:59 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Ana Gutierrez was driving to buy crickets for her pet bearded dragon, Cynder, when she placed the lizard on the dashboard to soak up some sun Thursday, said Rutherford County.... Read More
Week in Ketron

Week in Ketron: Pandemics, firings and more fines

Mar 18, 2020 at 09:00 am by Michelle Willard

With the pandemic panic going on I thought it might be a good opportunity to catch up with the goings on in the Historic Courthouse. While everyone is panic buying toilet p.... Read More
Nissan Group North America

Nissan suspends production

Mar 19, 2020 at 02:19 pm by Michelle Willard

Nissan announced that it will temporarily suspend production of its manufacturing facilities in the U.S. starting March 20 through April 6. The company is taking this action.... Read More
Rutherford County Schools

PBS provides daily lessons, ISPs give free internet to kids stuck at home

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:27 am by Voice Wire

The Tennessee Department of Education secured a partnership with the state's PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school.... Read More

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: Housing numbers face uncertainty of coronavirus impacts

Mar 17, 2020 at 07:00 am by Voice Wire

Tennessee’s housing report for the fourth quarter of 2019 showed strong indicators leading into the new year, but the ongoing negative economic impacts from th.... Read More
Marymont Mansion

Local couple wants to turn Marymont Mansion into a wine bar

Jul 09, 2019 at 02:58 pm by Michelle Willard

Marymont Mansion may be getting a new lease on life. Local couple Jeff and Sherris Brown want to turn the historic house into Black Crow Wine Bar. Built in the 1860s, the.... Read More
The Outpost Armory

The Outpost Armory breaks ground on new Murfreesboro shooting range

Mar 11, 2019 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Armory and The Outpost Armory will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new state of the art shooting facility and retail store on Wednesday, M.... Read More

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