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17th Annual Rutherford Society Gala

The elegant 17th annual Rutherford Society Gala recently took place in the beautifully decorated ballroom of Student Union Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. This year's special guest was Jim Nantz.

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2024 Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards

The 38th annual celebration of Main Street Murfreesboro in the historic downtown recently took place at the Walnut House. Boro Bourbon and Brews and Happy's Sports Lounge were celebrated for their outstanding work on their buildings in 2023 and were awarded the Design Award.

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BORO Comedy for a Cause

Wild Goose Chase Events recently served up a hilarious evening of laughs to benefit the Murfreesboro Kiwanis Foundation at the beautiful Walnut House in downtown Murfreesboro. Headliner Brian Bates, along with musical comedian Paul Aldrich were in rare form for both shows of Boro Comedy for a Cause.

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Preserving History in the Heart of Murfreesboro

 Twenty years ago, Ron and Charlene Taylor decided to preserve a piece of Murfreesboro history by restoring a Queen Anne home on Main Street. They were drawn to the house because there are so few Queen Annes in existence in the area, plus it was well built and structurally sound in spite of its long history.

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VIProfile: Jerome Farris

When Jerome Farris takes on your interior design project, you know you are in good hands. His work can be found in many of the fashionable homes in Murfreesboro, but many may not know that he has employed his design skills all over the country and internationally.

A Lot of Urban Growth, A Lot of Country Charm

Ten years ago, Rutherford County had a population of 263,708. Since then, the population has grown almost 35% to 355,199 according to the latest census information. It does not look like growth is going to slow down any time soon...

March Issue

Editor's Letter

Spring Has Sprung (…Almost)! March is a month of transition, where winter's grip finally loosens its hold, and the spirit of renewal stirs within us. In this issue of VIP Murfreesboro, we celebrate this spirit by exploring two key areas that define our lives here: home and community.

People and Places

Rutherford Woman Shares the Life-Changing Potential of Thyroid Removal Surgery

Since the age of 20, Misty Smith, 49, had been struggling with thyroid issues, experiencing episodes of choking and difficulty breathing. After many years of ultrasounds, biopsies and consultations with various doctors, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid, leading to fatigue and other non-life-threatening symptoms. 

People and Places

Woods Air Movement and Alpyne Strategy Provide Meals to Neighbors Facing Hunger in Rutherford County

Woods Air Movement USA and Alpyne Strategy of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, hosted a joint holiday food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The drive occurred during the holiday season. Food donations were dropped off at multiple locations in Murfreesboro, including Woods Air Movement and Alpyne Strategy. 

People and Places

Central Magnet School Students Win Top Prize at MTSU Entrepreneurship Fair

Three sophomores from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro emerged victorious at Middle Tennessee State University’s 2024 High School Entrepreneurship Fair. Their business, Fresh Check, employs artificial intelligence to combat global food waste. The competition, held in the Student Union Ballroom, featured 100 students from 60 groups across Middle Tennessee high schools, presenting innovative business ideas.

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March 5, 2024

Location: MTSU Student Union

Start time: 11:30 am


March 5, 2024

Start time: 1:00 pm


March 5, 2024

Location: Murphy Center

Start time: 7:00 pm