Timeline of events for the proposed construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
May 24, 2010 - Rutherford County Planning Commission approves site plan for Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Veals Road at its monthly Plats & Plans meeting
June 17, 2010 - Several individuals opposed to a proposed mosque on Veals Road have signed up to speak at the Rutherford County Commission meeting. There was no item concerning the site plan on the commission's agenda.
June 28, 2010 - The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro withdrew its application for a cemetery at the Veals Road location for its proposed new mosque.
July 14, 2010 - Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro march from then-Central Middle School to the Rutherford County Courthouse to drop off petitions against the proposed mosque.
Sept. 27, 2010 - Opponents of the proposed Islamic Center of Murfreesboro are in Rutherford County Chancery Court seeking an injunction to stop construction on the proposed Veals Road building. Testimony would continue for several days over a three-month period.
Nov. 12, 2010 - Plaintiffs rests case after seven days of testimony in a trial that would stop construction of a proposed mosque on Veals Road.
Nov. 17, 2010 - Chancellor Robert E. Corlew denied a temporary injunction to prevent construction on a proposed mosque on Veals Road by the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Feb. 15, 2011 - Chancellor Robert E. Corlew set an April 13, 2011, hearing to hear arguments that Rutherford County did not provide adequate public notice about a planning commission meeting at which planners approved the site plan for a proposed mosque on Veals Road and the constitutionality of Rutherford County's zoning regulations.
April 13, 2011 - Chancellor Robert E. Corlew allowed 14 new plaintiffs join the lawsuit to seek to stop construction of a new mosque for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Veals Road.
May 19, 2011 - Chancellor Robert E. Corlew dismissed all but one of the plaintiff's claims in a lawsuit against the proposed construction of a mosque on Veals Road. The only issue Corlew allowed the plaintiffs to move forward with is the claim the county violated the state Open Meeting law by not providing proper notice for May 24, 2010, meeting where the mosque site plan was approved.
May 20, 2011 - The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro issued a building permit to begin construction of a new mosque on Veals Road.
Aug. 30, 2011 - Rutherford County Chancellor Robert E. Corlew reaffirmed his ruling in May that allowed for the construction of a new mosque in Murfreesboro following a challenge by opponents who wanted to halt construction
Sept. 28, 2011 - Groundbreaking ceremony held for beginning of construction on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Veals Road. Four protestors gathered at next door at Grace Baptist Church.
Oct. 7, 2011 - The Daily News Journal reported earlier in the week that an attorney for the group opposed to the construction of a mosque on Veals Road filed a motion in Chancery Court to look at whether the Rutherford County Planning Commission provided adequate public notice of the May 24, 2010, meeting in which the site plan was approved.
Nov. 2, 2011 - Plaintiffs return to Chancery Court to attempt to block construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Veals Road. Chancellor Robert E. Corlew sets a trial date of April 25, 2012.
April 25, 2012 - Trial begins in Chancery Court before Chancellor Robert E. Corlew.
April 26, 2012 - Testimony ends in Chancery Court.
May 29, 2012 - Chancellor Robert E. Corlew rules that Rutherford County Planning Department did not give adequate public notice in regards to commission meeting held May 24, 2010. Corlew's ruling reverses any decision made in the meeting.
June 11, 2012 - The Rutherford County Regional Planning Committee voted 6 to 1 to appeal Corlew's ruling.
June 13, 2012 - Corlew granted an injunctive relief to the plaintiffs, preventing the county from issuing a certificate of occupancy until a final order is filed with the court.
June 14, 2012 - The Rutherford County Commission voted to appeal Corlew's ruling that voided the approval of the mosque for failing to provide adequate public notice.
July 18, 2012 - The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County and asked U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell for an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan started on July 19.
July 26, 2012 - U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp gave mosque supporters until Aug. 15 to complete construction for its occupancy in Rutherford County.
Early August 2012 - Grace Baptist Church lined up 13 large white crosses in a field across from the new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Aug. 10, 2012 - First prayer services held at mosque.
Nov. 19, 2012 - Open house held for the entire community.