Murfreesboro, TN News

Alena Sanders has been helping others all her life. As a child in her native Czech Republic, she volunteered alongside her parents in disaster relief efforts. She also collected toys for orphanages.

After her family moved to America in 2002 when she was 15, she volunteered with a program that kept schoolchildren out of harm’s way. Though she knew very little English, she found a way to make a difference.

Sander’s parents returned to the Czech Republic in 2007, but she decided to remain in Tennessee. By the time she got a work permit 2008, her English had improved, but she still struggled to find a job because of the language barrier and a lack of work experience. She submitted applications to more than 10 companies before finally submitting

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The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department is proud to announce the addition of Golf Genius Software technology to enhance the golf experience at Old Fort Golf Club.  The Club is one of only a few municipal courses in Tennessee to offer the new technology as part of the tournament and golf outing experience.

Golf Genius Software utilizes electronic technology to automatically flight and score competitors.  Groups electing to use the system for daily play will pay an extra nominal fee.

“This system will make for a truly unique tournament experience at Old Fort Golf Club,” said Director of Golf Marty J. McCurry. “Scoring will be done 100 percent electronically and will be automatically flighted and scored in completion once the final score is

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The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, to discuss preliminary concept plans for development of the West Park. 

In June 2016, City Council purchased a 123-acre parcel of land bordered by Blackman Road, Burnt Knob Road, Veterans Parkway, and I-840 in the Blackman area known as the McDonald farm property for development of a West Park. 

Who: The Murfreesboro City Council and Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission.

What: The Council and Parks Commission will gather to discuss preliminary concept plans for development of the West Park. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2016 - 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: City

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Congratulations to Dana Womack of State Farm for her ribbon cutting on Wednesday, February 1 at 11am.  Dana Womack's office is located at 805 South Church Street, Suite 10 (Jefferson Square), Murfreesboro, TN 37130 and can be contacted at 615-900-0877.

Dana Womack State Farm Office Ribbon Cutting

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Feb. 6th from 4-6 p.m.

Saint Thomas Medical Partners is proud to announce the opening of a new full-service care center in Murfreesboro, part of Rutherford County.

“Saint Thomas Health – New Salem was built to provide for the growing Murfreesboro population,” said Gordon Ferguson, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “We want all of our patients to have easy access to primary care, so this location is opening with eight primary care providers.”

The new care center is designed to meet patients’ medical needs close to home with a broad offering of primary care, outpatient rehabilitation, on-site lab testing, Premier Radiology imaging services, ExpressCare and more, all under one roof.

“Our new

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Assistant Store Manager to Benefit From Nonprofit’s Wheels-to- Work Program

A Goodwill employee in Smyrna will receive a donated vehicle through the nonprofit’s Wheels-to- Work program on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Wheels-to- Work Program was established to help Goodwill employees and clients who need reliable transportation to get to work.

Goodwill President and CEO Matthew Bourlakas will present Alena Sanders, an assistant manager at the Smyrna Goodwill store, with the keys to a used but clean and working automobile at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The ceremony will take place at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at a 937 Herman St. in Nashville.

WHEELS TO WORK PROGRAM — PRESENTATION OF KEYS

When: Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m.
Where: Goodwill

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As the healthcare space rapidly changes in the New Year and major overhauls in health legislation take effect, it’s imperative that our leaders and all medical staff stay focused on efforts that keep the patient first. Comprehensive, integrated care requires practices that continually improve the patient experience which in turn activates the patient to adopt behaviors that improve their health.

At Saint Thomas Health and Ascension, patient care is more than just medical treatment solutions. As our health system expands in response to the rapid growth of Middle Tennessee, we are reaffirming our efforts to provide patient-centric services by emphasizing personalized, coordinated and compassionate care to get our patients in their best health.

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At least a dozen universities and more than 300 tech-savvy collegiate minds will descend on the MTSU campus this weekend for the second Hack-MT.

For 36 hours Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5, in the MTSU Science Building, Hack-MT will gather software developers, visual designers, programmers, computer science and computer information systems students from area universities, including MTSU, to form teams to invent new Web platforms, mobile apps and electronic gadgets.

Year 1 was a rousing success for competitors, organizers and sponsors alike, becoming one of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences top events for 2015-16.

“How do you define success?” Chrisila Pettey, MTSU Department of Computer Science chair, asked rhetorically. “Based on

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Volunteer Host Families Needed for International High School Students for the 2017-18 school year or semester. Treat your family to the joy of cultural exchange and be a public diplomacy ambassador for your country. Hosting provides one of the most unique experiences for every kind of family; young and old, single people, single parents, empty-nesters, retired couples, and families with or without children to look at their country and community as they never have before and to learn about other parts of our world in an up-close and personal way. If you would like to learn more about CCI Greenheart, visit: www.ccigreenheart.com/

About our students…
• They are between the ages of 15 and 18.
• They are screened and interviewed by our team of partner

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