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Rutherford County Voting For 2016
For more information, contact the Rutherford County Election Commission (615-898-7743

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Filing Information

Early Voting

Tue., Mar. 1, 2016

Presidential Preference Primary
Party Presidential Candidate Or Delegates

Rutherford County Republican Primary/Democrat Primary
Highway Superintendent
Property Assessor Nominee

1st Date to Pickup Petition
Delegate Candidates
Non-National Party
September 11, 2015

Qualifying Deadline 12:00 NOON
Delegate Candidates
Non-National Party
December 10, 2015

Early Voting begins twenty (20) days and ends five (5) days before each election with the exception of the Presidential Preference Primary which ends seven (7) days before election

Early Voting begins twenty (20) days and ends five (5) days before each election with the exception of the Presidential Preference Primary which ends seven (7) days before election

EARLY VOTING: Feb. 10-23, 2016

Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

State & Federal Primary
U.S. House of Representative 4th District
TN Senate 16th District
TN House of Representative (34th, 48th, 49th & 37th Districts)
Nominees

Rutherford County General
Highway Superintendent
Property Assessor
School Board - Zones 2, 3, 5, 6
Road Board - Zones 3, 5, 6

City of Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro City Council Members
School Board
City Council Members - 3 Seats
City School Board - 4 Seats

1st Date to Pickup Petition
School Board
Road Board
County Independent Candidates
January 8, 2016

Murdreesboro City Council Members
School Board
January 8, 2016

Qualifying Deadline 12:00 NOON
School Board
Road Board
County Independent Candidates
April 7, 2016

Locations to Early Vote:

Election Commission
1 South Side Murfreesboro Square

Sports Com
2310 Memorial Blvd M'boro 37130

Lane Agri Park Livestock Pavilion
315 John Rice Blvd M'boro

Middle TN Assoc. of Realtors
311 Butler Dr. Murfreesboro

Early Voting: July 15-30, 2016

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016

State & Federal General, Municipal Elections
U.S. President
U.S. Vice President
U.S. House of Representative 4th District
TN Senate 16th District
TN House of Representative (34th, 48th, 49th & 37th Districts)
Eagleville City
La Vergne City
Town of Smyrna

1st Date to Pickup Petition
Independent Candidates for US President
Municipal Offices
May 20, 2016

Qualifying Deadline 12:00 NOON
Independent Candidates for US President
Municipal Offices
August 18, 2016

Smyrna City Hall
315 S. Lowry St. Smyrna
( rear building. Entrance off Enon Springs Rd).

La Vergne Civic Auditorium
283 Old Nashville Hwy La Vergne

Early Voting: Oct. 19-Nov. 3, 2016

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2016 Youth Leadership Rutherford
2016 Youth Leadership Rutherford

(Register now through Feb. 19, 2016) The Chamber's Business Education Partnership is now taking applications rising high school seniors for YOUTH LEADERSHIP RUTHERFORD. This program is similar to the adult program, but is designed to offer teens an opportunity for personal development, civic education and community engagement initiative. It focuses on major areas of community concern and explores issues of leadership. The goal of the program is to open the minds of participants to the viewpoints surrounding each issue and to enable young people to become more visionary leaders. For more information, contact BEP Executive Director Amelia Bozeman at 615-278-2008 or CLICK HERE and go directly to the Business Education Partnership (BEP) web page.

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4-H Animal Science Day Camp (Spring Break)

Mon-Fri (March 28-April 1, 2016) 9:00AM-3:30PM 4-H ANIMAL SCIENCE DAY CAMP at the Lane Agri-Park (314 John R. Rice Blvd.). This is offered during Spring Break, and includes field trip visits to area farms, state labs, veterinarian and livestock facilities, a trip to the Nashville Zoo to learn about technical needs. If you are in the 7th through 9th grades, this is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about a career in which you might have an interest. Fee to attend: $100. For more information, phone 615-898-7710.

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5th Annual Wedding Dresses Through the Decades

Mon-Sun (Jan. 10-March 6, 2016) 5th Annual Wedding Dresses Through The Decades in Maney Hall at Oaklands Historic House Museum. You can get discount tickets that allow you to enjoy the wedding dress exhibit and then tour the mansion on Tue-Sun (mansion closed Mondays). Admission: $8 (without mansion tour) For more information, phone 615-893-0022.

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Bald In The 'Boro

Fri. (March 11, 2016) 4-8PM Bald in the Boro at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot (450 Butler Drive). Brave the Shave for Kids with Cancer at this annual event to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The St. Baldrick's Foundation reports more children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. For more information, Contact Marshall Campbell at 615-708-1542.

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BASH FEVER
BASH FEVER

Sat. (March 19, 2016) 6PM BASH FEVER at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts (110 W. College St.). This is their annual fundraiser that packed with fun. You're invited to attend and eat, drink and dance the night away. For more information, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787).

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Citizens Police Academy

Rutherford County Sheriff's Class

Tue. (Feb. 23-June 7, 2016) 6:00-8:30PM The Rutherford County Sheriff Office has pushed the start date for the next 16-week Citizens Police Academy out toward late February due to winter weather. Class members ride with a sheriff's deputy and learn about forensics during the spring class. The free class details the operations of the Sheriff's Office ranging from aspects such as patrol stops, investigations, drugs, detention, warrants, communications, or special services such as the Felony Arrest Search Tactical Team. There is NO FEE to attend. Classes are at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in the firing range building (940 New Salem Highway). For information, phone Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy at 615-904-3019. CLICK HERE for the application form.

La Vergne Police Classes

Tue. (Feb. 16-May 3, 2016) La Vergne invites the public to be a part of their free 12-week Citizens Police Academy. Participating citizens get to know the person behind the badge. Community leaders and neighborhood activists can enhance their leadership efforts by gaining a better understanding of their police department. Topics discussed include: officer selection and training, patrol operations, traffic laws, D.U.I. law and procedures, criminal investigations, narcotics, domestic violence and victim services, the court system, use of force, crime prevention, and much more. For more information, contact La Vergne's Citizens Police Academy Coordinator Sgt. Sheree Robertson at (615) 793-7744.

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Duck Ball

Sat. (April 16, 2016) 7:00PM Duck Ball Patrons Party at the picturesque Mirabella home of Dr. Britt and Mrs. Jan Mioton.

Sat. (April 30, 2016) 6:00PM The Ugly Duckling Ball at Stones River Country Club, a four-course, black-tie dinner will featuring meats, cheeses and breads that the discriminating Parisian palette would appreciate. Following the dessert course, party-goers will frolic into the French nightlife and onto the dance floor to swing the night away to the sounds of the Erik Blue Band.

This annual gala is sponsored by the Charity Circle, a women's organization founded in 1910. It benefits the health and welfare for families in Murfreesboro. In 2015, the organization distributed more than $305,000 to thirty-three local agencies.

For reservations for the Duck Ball or Patrons Party, please contact Joyce Taylor at joycehtaylor@yahoo.com. Tickets for each party are $125 a person.

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Ebony & Ivory Gala

Sat. (March 19, 2016) 4:30PM doors open EBONY & IVORY GALA in the ballroom at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Dress is semi-formal or formal. The 2016 "Faith Awards" will honor Dr. Paul Jackson, Gladys Williams, Connie Scales, Rev. Richard Gordon, and Lt. Tara Corder. Special featured guests include Psalmist Rainey Harris and Pastor Wess Morgan. To get tickets ($50 each) phone 615-596-0983, 615-618-0746, or Another Creation at 615-893-7771.

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Equine Expo

Fri-Sun (Feb. 26-28, 2016) 9AM 4th Southern Equine Expo (SEE) at MTSU's Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304B W. Thompson Lane). Clinics presented by nationally known horsemen, educational seminars, and hands-on demonstrations. Southern Equine Expo is dedicated to improving the care of horses through education of their owners. Again at this year's Expo will be the Colt Starting Challenge. Clinics continue to be the center point of the Southern Equine Expo. For more information, phone 615-962-3655.

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Exchange Club's CELEBRITY WAITERS DINNER
Exchange Club's CELEBRITY WAITERS DINNER

Thu. (April 7, 2016) 6PM reception/7PM dinner/8PM live auction: Annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). This year it's "Fan Fair in the 'Boro" with a country-western theme. Sponsorship levels from $500 to $2,500 are available. Tables of eight are priced at $1000. Individual tickets are priced at $150. A number of Country-Western Stars have already committed for this year's event. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Exchange Club Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. The Center is located at 115 Heritage Park Drive in Murfreesboro. For more information, call the Center at 615-890-4673.

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors SAVE LIVES, but many area homes do not have these units. Some have units that no longer work. If you live within the Murfreesboro city limits, phone Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department. They will be happy to install a new, working smoke alarm for FREE! Residents in the city of Murfreesboro should phone 615-893-1422. Residents in Rutherford County can contact the Rutherford County Fire Department at 615-867-4626 to get a free smoke detector installed.

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H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless

H.O.M.E. Bound Helps Homeless: This is a rapid re-housing program designed to aid the homeless men in Rutherford County in acquiring a permanent resident, regain stability and develop life-long skills and confidence in order to become a positive, productive individual in today's society. All funding comes from donations and community support. For more information, contact Barbara A. Wilson (502-767-0347 or visit their website: www.homeboundtn.org.

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Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed
Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Saturdays, 9AM-Noon: The Rutherford County Historical Society has opened the Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) to the public on Saturdays from 9:00AM to Noon. Volunteer teams are needed to cover these hours. Preferably a man and women team. If you are interested in participating in this historical project, please contact Gwen Boyd gwenboyd2@bellsouth.net

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Moles

Tue. (Feb. 16, 2016) 6-8PM "MOLES, SMOLES AND LACK OF CONTROLS" with Mitchell Mote in the auditorium at the Lane Agri Park Office Complex (front of campus, 315 John R. Rice Blvd.). A special class helping you to identify the types of moles in this area and what can be done to resolve the problem. The class is FREE, but they need to know how many will attend so that class materials will be available. Phone 615-898-7710.

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RELAY FOR LIFE Team Meetings

The American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE meetings are held monthly from 6:30-7:30PM at First Trinity Methodist Church.

Jan. 19, 2016: "Beat of a Heart" as registration is discussed along with what the relay is all about.

Feb. 16, 2016: "Lift Me Up" includes pre-planning for the relay and campsite information. Your ideas are needed.

March 15, 2016: "Heroes" as this meeting focuses on ways to honor and recognize cancer survivors.

April 19, 2016: "Hall of Fame" shows how to have a meeting on the night of the relay, including tent set-up, etc.

May 10, 2016: "Fight Song" is the meeting that's a week earlier and is at Middle Tennessee Christian School instead of the church. Layout information and a rough draft of the night's activities will be discussed.

Team leaders are encourage to attend every meeting. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, please have a team member come in your absence. For more information, contact Marsha Logue at Wilson Bank & Trust (615-904-6370) or e-mail her at mlogue@wilsonbank.com.

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Rescheduled Chamber of Commerce "BUSINESS AT ITS BEST"

Fri. (March 4, 2016) 11:30AM Rescheduled RUTHERFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE "Business At Its Best" at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). The Chamber's major annual BUSINESS AT ITS BEST event has been rescheduled as a luncheon at the Embassy Suites at 11:30 Friday morning, March 4, 2016. Mark Follis with local accounting firm Dempsey, Vantrease and Follis as the Business Person of the Year. Old South Properties' Founder and Owner John Floyd is the Business Legend. Leadership Rutherford's Pinnacle Award goes to Middle Tennessee Electric's CEO Chris Jones. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Brackman at the Chamber. Her direct line is 615-278-2011.

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SPECIAL KIDS RACE
SPECIAL KIDS RACE

Sat. (March 19, 2016) SPECIAL KIDS RACE starts and ends at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Drive). Join the fun as 3,000 walkers and runners, three different distances (15k, 5K, 1 Mile), and one very special reason- for the kids. The 15K and 5K courses travel through Stones River Battlefield, and the 1 Mile distances loops the Gateway Island behind MMC. RACE FEES: 15K race is $40 ($45 after January 15); 5K race is $35 ($40 after January 15); and the 1 Mile fun run is $20. START TIMES: 15K starts at 7:00 am; 5K starts at 7:20 am; 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:00 am and 8:30 am. For more information, go to http://specialkidsrace.org.

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TN Radio Hall of Fame Gala
TN Radio Hall of Fame Gala

Sat. (May 14, 2016) 5-10PM The 2016 Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet is set for the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Individual tickets are $85 and tables of 10 are $800. WGNS' Bart Walker was elected to be included in this year's "Career" category. He is the third Murfreesboro broadcaster to be inducted, and both of them also had previous ties with WGNS: Carl P. Mayfield and John Young. To purchase tickets, visit the Hall of Fame's website CLICK HERE or e-mail TENNRHOF@gmail.com

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VITA

(Jan.-April, 2016) VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) free tax preparation service for people making $62,000 or less annually. This service is offered BY APPOINTMENT at the Patterson Community Center. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, phone VITA at 615-971-8678 or visit their website www.yourlocalVITA.org.

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Whittlemania For "TN Fisher House"

Valid (Feb. 15-March 14, 2016) Purchase a $10 Whittlemania ticket and 100% of the ticket sales benefits the TENNESSEE FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center here in Murfreesboro. This is the facility that provides free lodging to veterans and their families who are having medical procedures. Tickets are $10 each and you get $10 of food at Demos' Restaurant and $10 at Peter D's. That's a $20 value. Special thanks to the Demos' family for their generous support. Tickets are available at Demos' Restaurant at 1115 NW Broad St.; Peter D's at 2357 Medical Center Parkway; Penny's Closey at 1602 W. Northfield Blvd.; and WGNS NewsRadio at 306 S. Church St. For more information, phone Phil Barnett at 615-785-0799.

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