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Michelle Willard


Michelle Willard. Award-winning newspaper reporter. Recovering archaeologist. Political nerd. True crime junkie. Local know-it-all.

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Oct 04, 2017

Michelle Willard


Spring Fling Results: Rutherford County schools

May 25, 2018 at 09:54 am by Michelle Willard

TSSAA held Spring Fling, the annual Olympics-style state championships in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track & field, May 22-25 in vanues across Rutherford Count.... Read More

News of the Week: Murfreesboro mayor defends choice for city manager

May 24, 2018 at 02:41 pm by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland defended the City Council's surprise decision to nominate City Attorney Craig Tindell to be the next city manager. McFarland said Tindell w.... Read More

CarMax buys land in 'Car Corridor'

May 23, 2018 at 01:00 pm by Michelle Willard

In April, CarMax Auto Superstore bought the more than 11 acres needed for its new Murfreesboro car lot, according to records from the Rutherford County Register of Deeds. The.... Read More

Eddie Smotherman thinks his friend is the best option for the next city manager

May 21, 2018 at 11:51 am by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman thinks his friend is the best option for the next city manager. This is despite the fact his friend didn’t apply for it an.... Read More

News of the Week: Is the local VA not as bad as we think?

May 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the names of 18 facilities designated VA Whole Health Flagship Sites and the Alvin C. York campus was on th.... Read More
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Murfreesboro man charged with first-degree murder in death of girlfriend

May 16, 2018 at 02:26 pm by Michelle Willard

A 37-year-old woman was reportedly shot dead by her boyfriend Tuesday night in Murfreesboro, according to a statement from police. Brandon Robichaud, 27, of Old Fo.... Read More

1980 double homicide of Carla Sue Atkins and Vickie Stout remains unsolved

May 14, 2018 at 01:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Carla Sue Atkins and Vickie Stout were believed to be runaways until they were found three weeks later in shallow graves in Land Between the Lakes. The sisters disappeared ar.... Read More

Bizarre in the Boro: Jogger jumps into moving vehicle to escape beer-flinging men

May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

A 50-year-old Murfreesboro man was accosted by two drunk men Saturday, May 5 on the Square, according to an incident report. The man was innocently jogging down Walnut Stre.... Read More

News of the Week: Murfreesboro man pleads guilty to Islamic Center vandalism

May 10, 2018 at 12:29 pm by Michelle Willard

A 20-year-old Murfreesboro man entered a guilty plea Thursday, May 9 to vandalizing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and placing pork products on the front door in 2017.... Read More

Ethics complaint links Rutherford County Attorney and Mayor in land deals

May 10, 2018 at 10:54 am by Michelle Willard

The law firm that represents Rutherford County government has come under fire recently. And it's time to ring the bell again for the county to develop an in-house legal servi.... Read More