In cases where an Order of Publication is needed to serve a defendant, the Court requires a summons be issued and service to be attempted at the defendant’s last known address. Upon receipt of the unsuccessful return of service, an affidavit of diligent inquiry should be filed along with return of service. The clerk will prepare an Order of Publication and forward to the appropriate newspaper for a quote. The Daily News Journal offers a flat fee of $225.00 for Adoptions and Divorces. The Murfreesboro Post has a flat fee of $220 for all court cases. Please contact Lori at (615) 898-7860 for further information.