Inaugural ‘Conservative Caucus’ Held in Murfreesboro Saturday

  MURFREESBORO, Tennessee — The inaugural Conservative Caucus, a free event attended by a few hundred people, was held across several ballrooms at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro Saturday. The event was organized for those who intend to honor the nation’s forefathers with the Constitutional rights they laid out…

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Joe Carr Endorses Dr. Manny Sethi for Senate, Hosts Candidate, Sen. Rand Paul at Cookout

Joe Carr, a conservative leader in Rutherford County, on Thursday endorsed Dr. Manny Sethi in his U.S. Senate race and said he will host the physician as well as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at a cookout on July 18.

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Murfreesboro Man and South Carolina Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

Authorities have charged a Murfreesboro man and a South Carolina woman with TennCare fraud, according to two statements the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration released last week.

Authorities charged that Murfreesboro man, William Weed, 40 with TennCare fraud, a Class D felony, in connection with allegedly selling prescription drugs obtained using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits.

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Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron’s Daughter Reportedly Under Investigation

  An elected member of the Tennessee Republican Party’s executive committee was reportedly accused of fraudulent practices at her Murfreesboro-based insurance company. This, according to the Nashville-based NewsChannel 5 and various other news outlets, which reported that Kelsey Ketron, daughter of Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron, is in potential legal…

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Rutherford County GOP Target of Apparent Bomb Scare

  The Rutherford County Republican Party headquarters received a package Friday morning that party officials said was apparently a bomb, according to a Tennessee Republican Party press release. Officials contacted authorities and then evacuated the building on East Main Street in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro Police Spokesman Larry Flowers said in a…

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Murfreesboro Educational Advocate Warns of Left-Wing Bias in Tennessee Public School Textbooks

  A Murfreesboro resident says she’s found many examples of a left-wing ideological bias in the textbooks that school officials hand out to Tennessee’s public school students. This woman, Jackie Archer (pictured above), also said the textbooks she’s examined seem to glorify Islam at the expense of other religions. Archer…

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Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron Talks Trash at Community Forum

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee — Although it’s hypothetical at this point, Rutherford County residents could have to pay a new monthly fee to handle the county’s growing trash problem, County Mayor Bill Ketron said last week. This could start a trend that reverberates across all of Middle Tennessee, said county residents who…

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Murfreesboro to Spend $150,000 of Taxpayer Money to Fight Homelessness

Murfreesboro officials will use $150,000 of federal taxpayer money to address homelessness, although, when asked, city officials did not describe their specific goals or how they plan to use this money to get results. City Council members voted this month to use a federal HUD grant to tackle homelessness in…

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Taxes Reportedly Might Go Up in Rutherford County

Attention Rutherford County residents. The powers-that-be are out to raise your taxes, according to The Murfreesboro Daily News Journal. State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, reportedly told the paper that the county’s 19-year-old development tax rate of $1,500 per home should increase for inflation to help fund school construction. “The County Powers Relief…

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Worship on the Square in Murfreesboro Draws Crowd of 5,000 Christians

Worship on the Square 2018, Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee–Five thousand Christians participated in a celebration of faith here on the square in Murfreesboro hosted by the Experience Church Friday night. It was the second consecutive  year that people from Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee, and around the country traveled to attend the local event. The Tennessee Star spoke with Corey…

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No Arrests at ‘White Lives Matter’ Rally in Murfreesboro as League of the South Leaders Fail to Show Up

A heavy law enforcement presence and a well planned security strategy kept a tiny group of League of the South members separated from an estimated 1,000 counter protesters in Murfreesboro on Saturday. The event ended peacefully with no arrests, the Murfreesboro Police Department confirmed at about 3:45 p.m. Leaders from…

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Murfreesboro Chick-fil-A Stores Provide Hundreds of Free Meals to First Responders in Advance of Controversial Rally

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee–The owner of the two Chick-fil-A franchise locations in Murfreesboro provided hundreds of first responders and their immediate family free meals on Friday, one day in advance of controversial “White Lives Matter” permitted rally that will be held in the square on Saturday. “We wanted to take the opportunity…

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Apologetics Conference Brings Global Evangelists to Murfreesboro

“I don’t have enough faith to be atheist.” That statement may make atheists scratch their heads or utter a mocking remark. However, it is the focal point of Christian apologist Frank Turek’s ministry. He will share his arguments for Christianity at the Defending Truth Apologetics Conference on Nov. 4 at…

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Volunteer Group Will Help Grow Refugee Resettlement in Murfreesboro

  The refugee assistance organization “Murfreesboro Roots for Refugees”(MR4R) is busy providing services to refugees being resettled in Rutherford County. MR4R has taken over refugees abandoned in Murfreesboro by the World Relief resettlement agency. It was announced during the March MR4R meeting that they were assisting 17 families that totaled over…

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Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander Silent on Federal Contractor Failing to Provide Services to Refugees Dumped in Murfreesboro

Tennessee Star

The same day that The Tennessee Star discovered complaints publicized on YouTube by the refugee service volunteers in Murfreesboro made against refugee resettlement contractor World Relief for failing to provide basic and essential services, both Sens. Alexander and Corker’s offices were contacted for comment. Sen. Corker’s office never responded and while Sen. Alexander’s media…

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Letter to the Editor from Rob Mitchell, Rutherford County Assessor of Property

Tennessee Star

Editors Note: Rob Mitchell sent The Tennessee Star this “Open Letter to All 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidates and Citizens,” with the following note: “As I begin to explore the possibilities of a candidacy for Tennessee Governor I believe that ideas and experience should be considered. I would appreciate your consideration…

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