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Central Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. Middle Tennessee consists of that portion of the state east of the Tennessee River's western crossing of the state (in which it flows northward back into Tennessee after having flowed through northern Alabama) and west of the dividing line between the Eastern and Central time zones. The only exceptions to this rule are that Hardin County, which is located on both sides of the Tennessee River, is considered to be entirely in West Tennessee and that Bledsoe, Cumberland, Marion and Sequatchie counties are considered to be in East Tennessee despite lying in the Central Time Zone.
Middle Tennessee is known for its rolling hills and fertile stream valleys, as well as for its major city, Nashville, which is the state capital. Other sizeable cities in Middle Tennessee include Clarksville and Murfreesboro. Politically, it has provided the Democratic Party with some of its leading statesmen, and still is largely inclined toward it, although an increasing Republican trend has been seen in the Nashville suburbs. Geographically it is composed predominantly of the Nashville Basin and the Highland Rim, although the western portion of the Cumberland Plateau also extends into Middle Tennessee.
Local News for Murfreesboro Tennessee from dnj.com
May 17, 2013 12:04 pm
Good morning, Rutherford County.
May 17, 2013 3:44 am
Betty McClanahan-Hill remembers all too well the brisk day in 1946 that her father called her home from school after her uncle had been shot while on duty as a Murfreesboro Police officer.
May 16, 2013 10:43 pm
The city namedPoliceSgt. Scott Newberg STARS award recipient for April 2013.