Closings and cancellations for Thursday, March 5th. Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools CLOSED. City's ESP CLOSED. Click for more.
Murfreesboro residents are voting for a new mayor, council and city school board. Tuesday is election day. With Mayor Tommy Bragg announcing his retirement, voters will choose between Councilman Shane McFarland and Vice Mayor Ron Washington to lead the city.
Council incumbents Madelyn Scales Harris and Doug Young are running again while Councilman Toby Gilley is stepping down to run for General Sessions Judge Part Three. Others seeking to represent Murfreesboro on the council are Axl David, Candy Roberts Joyce, Rick LaLance, Brian Patterson, Jeff Rainwater and Stephen Shirley.
Nancy Rainier and Collier Smith are seeking re-election to the Murfreesboro City School Board. Chair Mary Wade announced in January she would not seek re-election, after serving 16-years. Wesley Ballard, Kevin Fisher, Geoffrey Herring, Phil King and Novonda Lilly are also on the ballot as candidates for school board.
Murfreesboro voters will also choose yes or no on a referendum to change the date of municipal elections to coincide with the date of the August general elections. If approved by voters, the change would take place beginning August 2016 with the next Murfreesboro elections.
Join WGNS' Bart Walker and Bryan Barrett for "live" election results, beginning Tuesday night after the polls close. We'll stay on the air until all of the results are in.