The U.S. Geological Survey at Memphis reports a Magnitude 2.3 earthquake rattled folks in Grundy County and surrounding communities about 1 a.m. Monday.
This Friday (10/12/18), a child rape suspect will appear in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Royce Taylor.
If you travel to Nashville or plan to do so over the next 2.5 years, you'll be dealing with more traffic issues on Interstate 24.
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment under the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution.
More and more counties that utilize the Walter Hill Landfill to dump the household trash of their residents are trying to figure out what to do when that landfill reaches capacity and closes in 5 to 8 years.
In a victory for opponents of abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a case that has made it easier to restrict abortion in Tennessee.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 14-20 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, to promote awareness of the importance of geoscience...
Tennessee has the potential to do a better job helping young parents. And failing to do so could leave an impact on multiple generations.
The Extended School Program (ESP) at Murfreesboro City Schools and the Murfreesboro Soccer Club have partnered to offer students a top-tier soccer experience - Strikers City Academy.
Detectives are working to identify three young men who on Sunday robbed a 10-year-old boy at gunpoint in an apartment complex parking lot in the 5500 block of Scruggs Lane.
The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health and safety advisory to warn Tennesseans about the risks of harm associated with use of products derived from Cannabis, including marijuana and hemp that claim to benefit health...
"The running community is a powerful force for change and good, particularly when united together for a cause," says Joey Pointer, CEO and President of Fleet Feet.
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.
Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...
According to a police report, Marijuana and meth were found on a driver Thursday after police stopped her due to a Franklin County warrant for her arrest. The incident happened in nearby Bedford County.
Across the state of Tennessee, the TN Department of Safety reports that 70 people have died in traffic fatalities this month alone (September 2018)...
Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.
A sizable theft was reported at TJ Maxx on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. The shoplifting incident was reported on Tuesday (9/18/18) afternoon.
"Wings & Rings" will benefit Special Olympic athletes from 5:00 to 8:00PM this coming Tuesday night at Toot's Good Food and Fun, 301 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna. The funds raised will help pay expenses for 450 Rutherford County and Murfreesboro school students with disabilities to participate in the annual county bowling tournament in October and the state tournament.
UPDATE WITH AUDIO: Tennessee should consider fully eliminating statutes for most felony child abuse crimes like the majority of other states.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that Tennessee is set to receive $30.8 million to combat the opioid crisis.
Tennessee home prices increased 8 percent year-over-year, BERC Director Murat Arik noted. The increase in home prices remains above the national average, which has fluctuated around 6.5 percent over the past two years.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.
The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.
There was lots of action on the Ocoee River this weekend. The river flows through the Southern Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States. Whitewater competitions got underway this past Friday.
The City of La Vergne is excited to officially open the new Hurricane Creek Greenway on Saturday, August 25th.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announces today the approval of insurance rates requested by the five carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) ahead of Open Enrollment for 2019.
The City of Murfreesboro launched a third new division--the Utility Enterprises Division Friday (Aug. 17)--as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City's administrative structure and enhance customer service.
The Tennessee Department of Education released the state's 2018 TNReady school-level results Thursday, along with school and district student growth data.
Caleb Walls' first day on the job as a Fire Trainee was August 6, exactly 28 years after his dad, Captain Clay Walls, started his firefighting career at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.
Evidently, the theft involved about $1500 worth of shingles. The original report shows they were stolen in the 2,000 block of East Main Street in Murfreesboro.
The teen is accused of molesting a 5 year old child on May 19 and a 4 year old on July 19 in restroom facilities at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN during separate ATV racing events.
Moving forward for apartment complexes in Murfreesboro, it may be a good idea to spread apartments out a little more... That thought according to Mayor Shane McFarland...
A Huntsville, Alabama woman has been taken to jail in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.
CAPTURED: Nashville North Precinct Flex officers a short time ago arrested accused kidnappers/armed robbers Orlando Harris Jr. and Deion Glover from the Green Hills case. They were taken into custody without incident after being spotted at 17th Avenue North & Wheless Street by Officers Garren Hoskins, Khalid Abbady and Daniel Garrett.
The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
With under 90 days to go until the general election, Tennessee Democrats are excited to come together as a united party and win more seats up and down the ballot.
On Labor Day Weekend, which starts at the end of this month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to be out in full force.
A bag of what was believed to be cocaine was found along with marijuana and multiple drug paraphernalia items during the recent execution of a search warrant in Murfreesboro.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...
The official report obtained by WGNS showed, "Mr. Wiley had sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for grabbing his penis."
Thousands of Tennessee residents with HIV may have had their medical information compromised. Evidently, the medical records were on a public server for about 9 months before being discovered.
Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.
The Center for the Arts is taking the community on a musical journey of cultural revolution with Memphis the Musical on stage this Friday, July 13- 29.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.
A man died at a popular lake destination in the nearby DeKalb County area.
A Murfreesboro man who told police he was an Uber driver was arrested and charged with his second DUI after allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident. However, Uber says that he never drove for them.
A Murfreesboro man has been accused of attacking a security employee at a Target store in Williamson County, TN.
More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army.
Job opportunities for inmates arrived in the form of a Hyundai forklift Friday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.
Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers...
WET and WILD Wednesdays will be conducted at Old Fort Park at the Overall Street entrance each Wednesday during the month of June.
New laws in Tennessee will give judges more tools to help domestic violence victims. WGNS' Scott Walker has the story...
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
David Harper, an associate professor of materials science in the UT Center for Renewable Carbon, will lead UTIA's newest effort, which is a $1.4M award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Fleet Feet, the local retail leader in building and supporting the Murfreesboro running community, will participate in the brand's nationally coordinated running event, The Big Run, in celebration of Global Running Day on June 6.
A new mural is being painted on the side of Wheeler's Construction and Restoration, Inc. The mural, painted by a Murfreesboro artist, is an American flag in the shape of a magnolia with the word "Manchester" on it.
Consumer demand for locally grown beef has some Tennessee beef producers pondering their options, while researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture examine the feasibility of a Tennessee Certified Beef program.
Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...
After a gunman shot and killed four people at a Waffle House early Sunday, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party Mary Mancini released the following statement:
Evans stated, "We have ensured that these issues are not being caused by our systems, and we continue to work with the Tennessee Department of Education to address issues with its online testing platform."
"As the legal field continues to evolve, the Court understands its rules must modernize and adapt to changing practice realities," said Chief Justice Jeff Bivins. "At the same time, it is essential we ensure attorneys practicing in Tennessee are well-qualified..."
World War II Marine Glenn H King is not your average 89 year old. He has seen and been involved in the history of America. He has also been a part of our nations military defense system.
Recently, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office reported that a young girl was struck and killed by a riding lawn mower. The incident occurred at a home on U.S. 41A North between Shelbyville and Unionville.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.
Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"
Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.
The Diane Black campaign announced that it has raised more than $6 million since the beginning of her campaign for Governor and more than $3.3 million during the 1st quarter of 2018.
In a vote on Wednesday state lawmakers in a key House committee passed a stripped down medical cannabis bill by a vote of 9 -2.
Watching elk, photographing them, and anticipating those brief few weeks in the fall when bull elk bugle in search of a mate is a thrill for those who are aware of a unique place in Campbell County named Hatfield Knob.
Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in neighboring Woodbury announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.
Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee Dr. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) today signed on as co-sponsors to the Medical Cannabis Only Act. Both Speaker Harwell and Chairman Terry believe that inaction at the federal level is harming patients.
A Republican-led House committee has voted down legislation to let Tennessee handgun permit holders bring guns most places, including hospitals and professional sports arenas.
Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.
Perhaps you have seen Thomas Bauguess outside between Walmart and the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro, TN. He sits on a small bucket with two prosthetic legs...
UPDATE: Police wrote in their arrest report that the child was found naked and covered in both human and dog feces that the child was eating.
The Shelbyville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has completed its investigation into the recent bomb threats received by the Bedford County Clerk's office on January 19th and the Court Clerk's office on January 31st.
The bill reads as follows; "As introduced, enacts the 'National Motto in the Classroom Act,' which requires each local education agency to display the national motto, 'In God We Trust,' in a prominent location in each school." - HB2368
The Wednesday (1/31/18) theft was valued at more than $4,000. No arrests were made.
Wine and liquor may soon be sold in package and grocery stores on Sunday. If passed by lawmakers, "Seven Day Sales" could become active on July 1, 2018.
A Tennessee lawmaker is still fighting to allow liquor and wine purchases on Sundays.
The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.
One Representative said that the death of his father changed his world and how he feels about cannabis.
This year at the concert Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Muse and even the Grand Ole Opry.
This woman, who is 53 today, talked about her ex and the violence and torment he caused in a way that would make one vomit. At one point, he broke her ankle so that she could not run from him. When her left ankle finally healed, he broke her right ankle.
With most folks' diets a bit upside down this holiday season with parties and family dinners, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is reminding people about the importance of diabetes prevention.
The report, "Firearm Violence in Tennessee: 2013-2016," utilizes data submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report's findings:
He was born blind in his left eye, he suffered a major car wreck while a teenager, his mother and father left him when he was a kid and he was addicted to cocaine... but is now clean and working to change the course of his life.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers.
In the 2017 State of Tennessee Education Survey, teachers responded to questions on 20 topics regarding education. Teacher Workload was rated as the most critical...
Heather Dawbarn, Rutherford County register of deeds since 2010, has been elected president of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association, a statewide organization that represents the interests of the state's 95 registers.
A plane crash in a bean field in nearby Warren County killed the two men in the plane Tuesday night (11/7/17).
Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) made the following statement regarding the efforts of law enforcement this weekend in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville:
NewsRadio WGNS will have continuous reporting from the rally events in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Continue to check this article for updates.
We have placed a link, that was shared on the City of Murfreesboro's official Twitter page, with a YouTube live stream of the downtown square.
As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.
The organizers of the White Lives Matter rally announced shortly after 3pm they were cancelling the event in Murfreesboro.
No injuries were reported, and no damages occurred during a rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro.
"For safety reasons, backpacks, purses and other bags will not be allowed into the rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro," said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen. Everyone will be searched prior to entering square...
Mr. Ulrich Ankersoe owns the building where Maple Street Grill and later The Gavel once called home. Ankerson, who lives outside of the Rutherford County area, made the trip to his building to prepare for the Saturday rally in fear that the front windows would be broken.
Shelbyville Rally Saturday: As public safety preparations continue by the City of Shelbyville Administration and Police Department regarding a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, citizens and visitors should expect traffic and parking impacts.
The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will partner with federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies to ensure the constitutional rights and safety of citizens at an event, Saturday, October 28 in downtown Murfreesboro.
The rally that will take place on the Murfreesboro square this coming Saturday is gaining more and more attention of law enforcement and local leaders.
Rutherford County Schools has received the highest performance designation available, based on awards announced today by the Tennessee Department of Education.
According to their rating system, Murfreesboro received a score of 12, which is extremely low on their list. Nashville had the highest score...
A missing 16 year old could be in Rutherford County... Reports indicate Serenity Burk was last seen in Woodlawn, Tennessee.
The Tennessee NAACP has released a statement about the "Pro-White National Socialist Movement" visiting Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, TN on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
After hearing people talk about homeless living "Under" the Lebanon, Tennessee square in a cave of sorts, I grew more and more curious about the scenario. I then searched online to find any information I could eventually locating an article in the Lebanon Democrat newspaper from 2013.
Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam Monday (9/18/17) to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents...
ARC is currently sheltering the animals at their Rescue Operation Center in nearby Lebanon TN where teams of volunteers are caring for them.
Imagine finding a Mountain Lion in your back yard. Well, that is what Jim Kutz in Lebanon, Tennessee thought he stumbled upon...
64 School districts improved the percent of Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who scored on track or mastered and 57 districts had more students with disabilities scoring on track...
UPDATED PHOTOS: Murfreesboro went dark around 1:30 Monday afternoon as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse breezed across our city at 1,800 miles per hour.
After being rushed to the hospital he had a heart attack. A coma followed the next 28 days and some family members thought that he wouldn't survive.
State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event at 5:30pm on July 10th in the Sports*Com Meeting Room.
A property on Mooreland Lane in Murfreesboro ranks 10th most expensive...
Currently, Williamson County has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.5% followed by Davidson County at 3.6% and then Rutherford County at number three on the list with a 3.7% unemployment rate.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in an auto burglary and vandalism that occurred March 1st at Planet Fitness on Nissan Boulevard. Later, the culprits were at the Smyrna Publix grocery.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Wednesday afternoon ATV crash on Morgan Road in which 32-year old Amber Biggs was killed.
Rutherford County is again participating in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, an opportunity for neighbors to meet with law enforcement officer and learn ways to reduce their chances of being victims of crime.
Storms and hot temps add to the frustration as construction projects create traffic challenges. City Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid potential trouble area in the 'Boro today through August 6th.
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner...
In the nearby Smithville area, a DeKalb County High School student who allegedly placed a female classmate in a choke hold and grabbed her breasts at school Monday, February 22 has been charged with sexual battery and aggravated assault.
Tennessee drivers who renew their licenses this year won't have to go through the process again for eight years.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed soccer practice facility under consideration for development on the Jordan Farm Property.
One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
The annual 5K will be in downtown Murfreesboro on Saturday August 22, 2015.
Minimum custody inmate Richard Roberts has been captured, just hours after walking away from his assigned mowing detail outside the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, TN.
TNStars® 529 College Savings Program is pleased to announce the success of the first qualifying period for Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars Program (TIPS).
Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.
Perhaps the hardest hit area by storms on Tuesday was in nearby DeKalb County.
Registration for the ninth annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon ("The Middle Half") will open Monday, June 1st.
NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).
While touring the Bonnaroo grounds on Thursday to see how the set-up process is turning out, News Radio WGNS met Queen Andrea. You are probably scratching your head thinking, "She is not really a queen is she?"
A man who was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident in Murfreesboro was stopped by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. When Murfreesboro Police arrived on the scene, the suspect was already detained and sitting next to the Sheriff's Department Patrol vehicle.
A company made up of high tech thinkers from Murfreesboro, Nashville and even St. Louis, are turning the heat up on Silicon Valley - and it's all happening right here in Middle Tennessee. Elonka *Dunin (pronounced Doon-in) at Black Gate Games told News Radio WGNS...
Projections for enrollment in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year.
A vehicle ran into the front of the AT&T Wireless store on South Church Street.
The winter dance at the St. Clair St. Senior Center was recently held in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Russell Caughron, administrator of Christian Care Center of Rutherford County in Smyrna, to its Board of Directors for 2015.
Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.
The Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will again be open Thursday evening as the temps dip down below 30.
Local resident and volunteer Ed Grimes confirmed that the Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will once again be open over the next several evenings in Murfreesboro.
Children half the smoking age are reportedly laboring in tobacco fields in Tennessee and they're being exposed to a multitude of perils.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, members of the United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club (a non-profit organization) will be living outside for 48 hours in a shopping center parking lot in Murfreesboro.
A 25-year-old Beechgrove man was arrested on Sunday (Oct. 26) on charges of statutory rape following an incident at a Manchester motel.
"Mobsters" will descend on Slick Pig BBQ, Thursday...
TBI crime labs have received several samples of heroin laced with fentanyl and pure fentanyl packaged as heroin.
Sheriff's School Resource Officers will raise funds for the Special Olympics bowling tournament while enjoying "good food and fun" during the "Wings and Rings" event Tuesday
Many Tennesseans who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders are dedicating themselves to getting more active.
Cannon County boasts around 14,000 residents in its hill country, but with a slightly lower level in populace compared to most Tennessee counties, it breaks barriers in its authenticity.
La Vergne High School Senior Jade Lawson, age 17, was crowned as 2014 Miss La Vergne during the Miss La Vergne Pageant on Saturday, September 6.
For a second time in just a few days, the outside back wall of Olympus Fitness Center on South Church Street has been vandalized. Who did it?
A 70-year old woman in Murfreesboro was reportedly forced to withdraw money from the bank.
New pictures added: In addition to the "SS" symbols found in both red and black, an upside down cross and the numbers "666" were also located on the back of the business wall.
"Nicotine is a dangerous and highly addictive chemical no matter what form it takes - conventional cigarettes or some other tobacco product," said association President Elliott Antman, M.D.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, Tennessee man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County, Tennessee.
Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...
Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...
Earlier this year in January, the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in apprehending three individuals...
It's hard to imagine moving from church to church, building to building every night.
The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?
The Tennessee Department of Health has been helping mothers give their babies the best start in life for more than 90 years, and education and support for breastfeeding are a big part of these important efforts...
The first Sales Tax Holiday was August 4-6, 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday.
A Bowers Lane resident in Murfreesboro called the police when a contractor she hired failed to follow through on a recent project.
TN State Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in reaction to Sen. Lamar Alexander going negative and attacking Carr:
The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries...
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has had a record year with $1.4 billion in sales for fiscal year 2014.
Congressman DesJarlais will be receiving care in Chattanooga, which will begin this week with the majority of it occurring during the August Congressional recess.
All proceeds benefit the Primary Care and Hope Clinic, a non-profit community health center that provides quality, affordable family health services for medically uninsured...
We have brand new information on a cold case from 2006 that has landed one in jail this July 4th weekend. The case unfolded in Smyrna, Tennessee.
A man lost his life Saturday (7/5/14) afternoon on nearby Center Hill Lake.
"Worm Farming at Home" is the topic on Tuesday, July 1. It will be presented by Mimi Kiesling, from Rutherford County Environmental Education.
Animal rights activists were back again Friday holding signs in protest of the 2nd annual DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers "Giggin for Grads."
A patio table that belonged to Kroger on Northfield Boulevard, a roll of quarters from a theft at Mapco on South Church Street, someone else’s wallet, two tool sets from O’Reilly’s were all tell-tell signs...
State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...
A drivers license checkpoint will take place in rural Eagleville this Friday…
The animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a letter to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves regarding 37 year-old Gregory Scott Hale.
While police were at the home on Titans Circle, the phone rang. The voice on the other end of the line was a man who claimed to be Deputy Robertson with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: The name of the victim has been released
As a convenience to Tennessee voters, the Secretary of State's office has posted the four proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 4 ballot.
A 29-year old man who worked as a manager at a local fabric store has been accused of stealing up to $8,000 from his employer.
The celebration will consist of an official ribbon cutting and opening of the revitalized Historic Train Depot and refurbished Assembly Hall as well as the kickoff celebration of Smyrna’s new Farmers Market
On May 7th of this year, officers with the Smyrna Police Department responded to several 911 calls in regards to reports of shots being fired in the area of Old Nashville Highway and Davis Park Drive.
The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in...
The ATHENA International Leadership Award was founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz. The ATHENA non-profit organization seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspiring them to reach their full potential and create balance in leadership worldwide.
A man who pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery in Rutherford County in 2010 has filed an appeal with the TN Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to end his six year supervised probation sentence early after he violated his probation.
Road construction and improvements increase, while City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jams today through May 17th.
On Thursday (5/8/2014), when the Education Consumers Foundation recognized Principal Joe Thompson for his role in making Black Fox Elementary one of the most effective schools in the state of Tennessee
The TBI has only released the name of the deputy involved in the Rutherford County shooting case involving a Deputy who had to use deadly force in a domestic violence call on Tuesday night.
The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has announced that they endorse Murfreesboro resident Steve Lane for the United States House - Tennessee’s Fourth District.
$30,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home in the Riverview Subdivision.
Many of the homeless persons living in Tennessee have mental illness problems, so the question we have is… how do homeless get help for mental illness?
Congrats to a local resident. Jackson Lee Jones of Murfreesboro, Tennessee has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
For those who are curious as to what the bill revolves around, it allows for the criminal courts to prosecute a mother for an assaultive offense or homicide...
The Business Education Partnership Foundation (BEP) is participating in the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s “The Big Payback” on May 6th.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept. has introduced a new program to their already long list of year round activities for the residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
MONDAY INFORMATION 4/28/14: WGNS has confirmed that the Rutherford County School system will close two hours early due to bad weather. Murfreesboro City Schools now confirm they too will close two hours early.
Black smoke could be seen for miles in Christiana on the Shelbyville Highway as a several residents watched their family business go up in flames…
The Smyrna Town Court will celebrate Law Day on May 1 to commemorate the importance of the law, citizens’ rights and the rule of law in American society.
After police placed the subject in handcuffs, they searched the bathroom he was in prior to being arrested. In that bathroom, officers found a cell phone that was said to link him to an aggravated robbery...
Rutherford County Schools will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair this Saturday, April 26, at Smyrna High School from 9 a.m. until noon.
Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6th, 2014.
A 29-year old Murfreesboro man has been charged with “2-counts of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a minor, Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Extortion.”
Huge news for Eagleville may equal massive growth in the near future...
A new tennis program in Murfreesboro will focus on teaching children and even adults (ages 5 to 45) with Down Syndrome, how to play…
A new tennis program in Murfreesboro will focus on teaching children and even adults (ages 5 to 45) with Down Syndrome, how to play…
George Dennehy offers many messages in his music — love, gratitude, determination, acceptance, faithfulness — but the one that seems to permeate the young singer/songwriter's conversation is joy.
The report states that the unknown man said, “I’m going to get my money back, If I have to I will tie all you up and put you in the back till’ I get my money.”
La Vergne has been named one of the top places for home ownership in Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.
This is the 85th annual “General Conference of the National Guard Association of Tennessee.” The event will be at the Embassy Suites.
Another drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.
At 8:42 in the evening, which was several hours after the wreck occurred, Sgt. Bill Miller with the Highway Patrol told WGNS, “We are continuing to check local hospitals and no one has walked in with any type injuries..."
The Fisher House in Murfreesboro is holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Stones River Country Club on Broad Street. Phil Barnett, who is with the Tennessee Fisher house Foundation, explains...
If you think that most suicides occur in the cold, gray winter months, think again: It has actually been shown that the spring months of March, April, and May have consistently had the highest suicide rate...
Do you like iPad’s? Apparently thieves do. Three thieves headed to the Best Buy Mobile Store in the Stones River Mall and stole 8 to 10 iPads. They were valued at over $3,700.
“Murfreesboro is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives...”
“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."
A Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI and her 3rd Driving on a Revoked License Charge.
Tis the season of traffic slow downs. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells us where to avoid through March 22nd.
“In the face of such a tremendous loss, the Henson family has shown remarkable grace, dignity, and compassion for others. I cannot imagine the depth of their loss, but I cannot overlook the impact The First Noelle has had on our community,” Rep. White said.
Located on Blue Raider Drive, the 58,000-square-foot facility with brick exterior opened for students and visitors. Added features include an approximately 270-foot bridge extending to the Student Union and an approximately 35-foot bridge connecting the east side of the new building to an adjacent parking deck for the MTSU Boulevard Garage.
A man who plead guilty to theft of property in Rutherford County and was ordered to pay back $60,000 as restitution has asked the courts to lower the amount of money he was ordered to pay each month.
Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1176th Transportation Company, based in Smyrna, TN are scheduled to depart on Sunday morning (Mar. 16), for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan...
48th District State Representative Joe Car addressed a Core Rally in Nashville Wednesday, and called on Senator Lamar Alexander to join with Tennesseans to stop Common Core.
One of the main criticisms of the standards is that they could lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government. Dunn’s proposal seeks to prevent that.
Murfreesboro City Schools are offering a “FREE” early childhood screenings for children ages 2 and a half years old to 4-years of age.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested shortly after he told police he had only a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 7.2 percent, which is five tenths of one percentage point lower than the December revised rate.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say that a fire at the Motel 6 located at 148 Chaffin Place started with a plumber soldering pipe in a first floor bathroom.
Close to $3,000 worth of shingles were stolen from a construction site on Janell Trail in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee remains among the top ten most obese states in America, according to a Gallup poll. The group compiles the list every year.
According to a Murfreesboro Police report, a 6-month old baby was injured in a road rage incident. Evidently, another motorist who was named in the report, is accused of throwing a cologne bottle...
More than 7,000 Tennesseans, including 165 here in Rutherford County, are stuck on the state’s Waiting List for community-based services, and as a bill makes its way through the state’s legislature that could cut down on the number of people waiting for services.
TN Dept. of Transportation Community Relations Officer Deanna Lambert told WGNS that state related construction will slow traffic on Wednesday, March 12th and Thursday March 13th in Murfreesboro.
Driver Cornelius Baskin, 37, of Bowling Green, Ky., was wanted in Warren County Kentucky for distribution of cocaine, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes.
Don't miss out on all of the fun and excitement at the 2014 TSSAA BlueCross State Basketball Championships! Come to MTSU's Murphy Center to watch hoop action at its finest.
The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers.
Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver’s license in Tennessee? The idea received a good bit of debate last week on Capitol Hill.
Many residents are arguing that four Walmart stores will make it hard on locally owned retailers in Murfreesboro while others say they are thankful for the jobs.
27-Year old Allen Carney, who goes by the nickname of SAP, reportedly told police he gave his drugs to his passenger who put the drugs in her bra.
Stones River Manor was presented with SeniorAdvisor’s Award of Excellence for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013.
Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.
The Rutherford County Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a candidate forum for the City Mayor and City Council candidates on March 18, 2014.
Murfreesboro ad agency Barker & Christol was in the spotlight at the 2014 American Advertising Awards (The Addys). On Saturday, February 15, the agency walked into War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville as the Addy’s Creative...
UPDATE: New York-based Rape Kit Action Project says that there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s in places like Memphis, Tenn. We talked to State Representative Mike Sparks who lives in Smyrna about this issue and he suggested that even though the rape kit “testing backlog” does not exist in Rutherford County...
A man was knocked off of his bicycle as he was riding in the area of Northfield Boulevard and Chariot Drive. The victim told police that a man physically knocked him off of his bike and stole his Samsung Tablet...
UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who can be seen on video at WGNSradio.com, breaking into the Kwik Sack Tobacco and Beer store at 543 Almaville Rd. In the video, the suspect appears to be in a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a custom hood.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 responded to a unique rescue call just before 3:30 Monday afternoon at a home located at 5206 St. Ives Drive in Berkshire subdivision.
Clarifying its vision and brainstorming about ways to better support student veterans within higher education, the Tennessee Veteran Education Task Force met Friday (Feb. 21) at the James Union Building on the MTSU campus.
Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Tramel has officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff. You may recall in July of 2013, Tramel told WGNS News that he was called into Sheriff Arnold's office on June 6th and asked if he planned on running against him in 2014?
In the report that WGNS obtained, it states that the 35-year old was mad at the child because the child was not counting numbers correctly. The child had multiple bruises on his back, buttocks, face and neck when police got involved in the case.
We have confirmed more details involving the man who allegedly crashed his car into the side of a room at the Regal Inn on S. Church St. in Murfreesboro. Two arrested...
In a few weeks, thousands of students from across Tennessee will arrive at spring break destinations, primed for fun and adventure. How those students plan and prepare for these trips may affect their immediate safety and future health.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) has launched a new highway safety campaign aimed at increasing seat belt usage across the state.
State Representative Mike Sparks, who lives in Smyrna and once worked at Nissan, told us that he believes if the workers at the Nissan plant in Rutherford County were to ever unionize, they would shut down...
A man who entered a conditional guilty plea in Rutherford County to one count of conspiracy to sell over seventy pounds of marijuana and one count of possessing over seventy pounds of marijuana was denied an appeal on Tuesday.
The victim received non-life threatening, but serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
An Old Hickory man was arrested last week on charges of impersonating a dentist in nearby Coffee County. We spoke to a Murfreesboro man who told us he was ripped off when he bought dentures from the so called dentist...
The National Institutes of Health has given the green light to fund additional AIDS research in Middle Tennessee. The grant money was given to Vanderbilt University and totals $1.4 million.
For the 9th time, a Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a charge of “Driving on a Revoked License.”
Film series about Black History begins at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center. It's free, but you need to reserve your seat by phoning 615-867-2633 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Murfreesboro will be filled with music as the Methodist University Chorale presents a free concert at 7:30 Sunday evening, March 2nd. It will be in historic First Presbyterian Church on the corner of College and Spring Streets, just off the square.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is joining forces with the Blue Raider Athletic Association (BRAA), Toot's and MT Athletics to present 3 Point Play on March 1 at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
Phase III of the Street Tree Replacement Project to replace street trees in the downtown historic business district will begin late February or early March, weather permitting.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns.
Online News Exclusive: We have more local political related news to bring your way, this time from the Rutherford County Commission race.
The officer who made the initial contact with Henderson wrote in his report, “After arriving in booking (at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office), Mr. Henderson became combative with jail staff.” The report, filed by M-P-D Officer Thomas, stated, “Mr. Henderson became irate and stated that he had a gun concealed in the cast on his right foot.”
According to investigators, the senior citizen entered the bank wearing a mask, gloves and a cap and was armed with a firearm.
A third subject appeared and told the other two they needed to leave out of fear of cameras. They grabbed the dropped gun and fled the scene on foot. The victim then called the police, but no arrests have been made at this point.
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau mobile website, m.ReadySetRutherford.com, has been named as one of “The South’s Best Destination Apps and Mobile Sites,” by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine.
What’s interesting about this crime is that the thief may not have gotten away with that much money. For example, if the culprit was able to steal $500 worth of quarters, that would equal 2,000 coins.
It was an awesome night at MTCS in Murfreesboro. Both the high school boys team and the girls team won, beating out Santa Fe, but the heartfelt excitement was felt in between the two games when MTCS President Phil Ellenburg recognized a longtime supporter.
77-Year old Ned Livingston was the passenger in one of the three cars involved in the mishap on January 27th at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County. Armour, who is running as an Independent candidate, enters the crowded field of candidates seeking the office.
A 7-foot wide by 2-foot high sign was stolen from the front of a business. A witness told police he thought the owner of the store had hired someone to take the sign...
Jessica Dempsey of Nashville and Kalon Taylor of Mumford, Tenn., were among nearly 60 prospective MTSU students attending Friday’s True Blue Experience Day.
State Representative Rick Womick (R–Rockvale) was appointed this week to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place in Nashville.
The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.
Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Chick Knitter and Principal Tammy Garrett with a check for $1,500. The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.
Sobriety Checkpoints are being planned for Super Bowl Weekend in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have one set up on Saturday, February 1st in Murfreesboro…
Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.
A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...
To keep warm air in and cold air out in winter months, most of us strive to keep every door and window tightly closed. While that may help reduce heating bills, it may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
After loading the cart up and finishing her shopping expedition up, instead of rolling the cart through a checkout line, she allegedly rolled the cart out the front doors.
A celebration welcoming home Oakland A's Sonny Gray will be held at the Boys & Girls Club (Smyrna Unit) 198 Culbertson Street, in Smyrna, TN this Saturday (January 25) from 6:30PM-8:30PM.
There were four (4) homicides reported in 2012 and three (3) reported in 2013, a decrease of 25%....
Was one of your new year’s resolutions to make a difference in someone’s life?
The coolest thing about this story is that Rutherford County played a major role in attaining this status.
In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide. This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days.
According to a Loss Prevention employee of Walmart, two women stole over $1,400 worth of merchandise and simply walked out of the store.
The homeless population appears to be increasing in Rutherford County, but what are individuals doing to make a difference?
Charlie’s Kids Foundation was established in 2011 after Sam and Maura Hanke lost their first son, Charlie, to sudden infant death syndrome.
Senator Jim Tracy, who is running for Congress, released a statement on the homosexual marriage situation that was recently reported on Wednesday in California...
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.
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Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Woodfin Funeral Chapels
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
Murfreesboro Funeral Home
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Rucker Memorial Chapel
1505 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Scales and Sons Funeral Home
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hellum Funeral Home
611 S HIGHLAND AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268
Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Phone: (615) 563-3237
Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372
Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256
Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011
Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445
Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329
Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481
Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963
J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723
Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505
Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323
Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343
Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428
McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318
Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142
Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459
Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618
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