MURFREESBORO,Tenn. (GRIGGS) --Tennesseans getting public food aid can now use their electronic benefit cards to buy locally grown produce at the Rutherford County Farmers Market.
In addition to giving the poor access to fresh food, Rutherford County Extension agent, Janie Becker says, it also opens a new market for growers.
“Increasing purchasing options to our consumers directly helps strengthen our small farm and home businesses that are represented here at the market, so by increasing our local purchasing options it helps both consumer and farmer.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis woman has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women's basketball player.
Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge Don Ash on Tuesday sentenced Shanterrica Madden of Memphis to 25 years for second-degree murder and four years for tampering with evidence. The sentences will be served consecutively.
Madden was convicted in May in the March 2, 2011, death of 21-year-old Tina Stewart at an off-campus apartment they shared.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Rutherford County Planning Commission members are considering whether to schedule a new vote on construction of the Murfreesboro Mosque.
The county's appeal of the court ruling that prohibits occupancy of the nearly finished worship center would still go forward.
Rutherford County Regional Planning Commissioner Mike Kusch sought a lawyer's advice on the issue during a meeting Monday. Kusch says the lawyer told members the board is free to revisit the matter any time as long as public notice is adequate.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect wanted in connection with a bomb threat.
A felony arrest warrant has been issued for 51 year-old William T. Moon of Tracy City for making a false report. Investigators allege that Moon called in the threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building May 31.
The threat closed the Judicial building for several hours while bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search the facility.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON) -- About 250 high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee are attending the Governor’s School for the Arts. The school is being held again this year at Middle Tennessee State University.
Schools from all over Tennessee have students enrolled in the Governor’s School for the Arts.
The school is a month long, intensive program that allows students to focus on their areas of interest, dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking, and theater.
Murfreesboro eleventh graders Max Farley and Gaven Marlow are representing Siegel High.