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Historic Bottoms Study Highlights “In The City”

Tennessee State Historian Van West and Rutherford County Director of Archives John Lodl , recently took city planners on a guided tour of the area of Murfreesboro known as the “Historic Bottoms,” a low-lying industrial area settled by freed slaves following the Civil War. The area is currently the focus of a 10-month land-use study by Ragan-Smith Associates for historic, cultural and commercial redevelopment.

Airing throughout the month of May, ‘In the City’ also features:

• Brandy Sweeney is announced as Telecommunicator of the Year;
• Watch the proud recipients of the MCS Art Awards Ceremony receive awards;
• See what Animal Encounters await you at the Wilderness Station;
• Meet John D. Kreis, the new Tennis Professional at Adams Tennis Complex;
• Learn more about what led new City Attorney Craig Tindall to Murfreesboro;
• McDonalds partnered with MFRD for a “Meet and Greet” with firefighters;
• An update on TDOT’s “Bridge Over Broad” Project;
• And don’t miss pictures captured by Jim Davis of Pioneer Days & Backyard BBQ Fest.

You can also check out previous programs online anytime, or watch on CityTV (AT&T Uverse Channel 99/Comcast Xfinity in Murfreesboro Channel 3) every day at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Past episodes of In the City’s most recent stories can be viewed on our YouTube channel at