MTSU College of Mass Communication names dean

Former 'USA Today' editor has legal, music, journalism backgrounds
Apr 24, 2013 12:57 PM

Gulch hotel developer breaks ground on Murfreesboro Marriott

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group Inc. has broken ground on the Residence Inn by Marriott-Murfreesboro (a rendering for which is seen below). Vision is the developer of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, currently being built on Division Street in the Gulch (read more here). To learn more about the Residence Inn by Marriott-Murfreesboro, read here.


Apr 24, 2013 7:00 AM

Uncle Bud’s opens in Cool Springs

Uncle Bud’s has opened a restaurant in Cool Springs, marking the company’s sixth location.

The company that operates the down home eateries also has locations in Nolensville, Smyrna, Franklin, Donelson and Murfreesboro. Located at 401B Cool Springs Blvd. near Aspen Grove, the newest Uncle Bud's offers both a traditional menu — including catfish, southern fried chicken and hushpuppies — along with lighter options such as lemon pepper mahi and grilled or boiled shrimp.

“We’re really excited to bring Uncle Bud’s to Cool Springs,” Craig Dever, co-owner of Uncle Bud’s, said in a release. “The team has worked really hard to come up with a menu that is affordable and offers enough choices to accommodate the whole family. We’re famous for our catfish, the more health-conscious tend to love our grilled chicken and fish options, and we can’t keep the kids away from the free ice cream with purchase of a kid’s meal.”

The new location seats 96, offers an outdoor patio (pictured here) and features a “whimsical décor,” according to the release.

Apr 17, 2013 1:05 PM

Wilson Bank & Trust faces more trouble over former branch manager

Stan Hayes, the former manager for Wilson Bank & Trust's Murfreesboro branch, is bringing more headaches to the bank's leadership. Murfreesboro bar owner Amanda Gallagher and Tony Hinson have sued the bank over Hayes' actions, which Gallagher says have resulted in two foreclosures and almost $3 million in damages. In a piece in the Murfreesboro Post, Gallagher's tone is a lot stronger than that of home builder Ken Howell.

“I was never late on any payment,” Gallagher said. “Yet, they immediately placed the loan into default with the first month of the loan and began charging me 18 percent interest without my knowledge. They never sent a letter or called me, and even today, I have been unable to obtain documentation that shows I defaulted on my loan.”

Apr 8, 2013 6:48 AM

Court of Appeals reverses $3M verdict against MTSU

Judges say former worker didn’t show proof supervisor knew of his EEOC complaint
Apr 3, 2013 2:37 PM

VCU professor named MTSU College of Business dean

Marketing expert looking to build on school's partnerships
Mar 25, 2013 7:05 AM

Welch to retire from NHI board

REIT finds replacement candidate in Murfreesboro CPA
Mar 18, 2013 7:13 AM

Three in running for MTSU biz school dean

Candidates now at Georgia, Texas Tech, VCU
Feb 25, 2013 1:17 PM

New 'Boro psych hospital adds beds, docs

TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, which opened its doors last year, has added 16 beds and two psychiatrists to its operation. The facility, located next to Middle Tennessee Medical Center and run by Brentwood-based Polaris Hospital Co., now has 76 beds. New on staff are doctors Joseph Sharpe and Jon Draud, both of whom are seeing patients at The Wellness Center on the Baptist Hospital campus.

Feb 25, 2013 9:56 AM

New 'Boro apartments getting restaurant/bar

Ohio-based Lifestyle Communities has received approval to add a restaurant and bar to their Henley Station apartment complex near the Avenue shopping center in Murfreesboro. Henley Station will comprise 400 one- and two-bedroom townhome-style units. Lifestyle Communities execs expect to welcome the first Murfreesboro residents this fall and build other area projects.

The Goat serves as the center of social life at Henley Station. It will offer locals and Henley Station residents a destination for live music, happy hour, catching games, and it will serve as the host for year-round resident events. And for those looking for a little friendly competition, The Goat has a full schedule of sand volleyball, euchre, and cornhole leagues.

Feb 14, 2013 11:02 AM