city council http://wmot.org en Murf. Panhandlers Stir Up Controversy, Concern http://wmot.org/post/murf-panhandlers-stir-controversy-concern <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Controversial comments made by a Murfreesboro firefighter are causing local officials to ask their own questions about the recent rise in panhandling on city streets.</p><p>The Daily News Journal ran a story this week on posts by firefighter Gregory Burt. Burt reportedly complained about a street-corner beggar that he claims really is not in need.</p><p>Now some Murfreesboro city commissioners and Mayor Tommy Bragg are also voicing concerns about beggars at the city&rsquo;s busiest intersections.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:33:43 +0000 Mike Osborne 13172 at http://wmot.org