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Turn-In Library Books...No Fines...Bring Cans of Food!
Turn-In Library Books...No Fines...Bring Cans of Food!

Check under the sofa or in the top of the closet, there may be a forgotten library book there. If overdue fines are keeping you from using the public library, you can turn in the old books and pay fines with canned food for needy families.

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Mother of One Escaped Inmate Suggests Her Son Had Help from the Inside
Mother of One Escaped Inmate Suggests Her Son Had Help from the Inside

Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...

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THEC votes down LAW SCHOOL at MTSU: Vote 8 - 5
THEC votes down LAW SCHOOL at MTSU: Vote 8 - 5

Middle Tennessee State University's President Sidney McPhee said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University's School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.

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'Boro Gas Cheapest In Tennessee
'Boro Gas Cheapest In Tennessee

Gas prices declined a nickle over the weekend and that trend should continue this week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.57 per gallon. That keeps Murfreesboro with the "lowest gas prices" in Tennessee.

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MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night
MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.

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OPERATION CANDY CRUSH Lawsuit Against Government
OPERATION CANDY CRUSH Lawsuit Against Government

Several local businesses have filled lawsuits against local governments and leaders in connection with the February 12, 2018 OPERATION CANDY CRUSH when 23 local businesses were shut-down for selling products that contained CDB. However, stores were allowed to re-open because it was not illegal to sell products containing CDB.

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"The Gathering At Milton" Welcomed Two-Thousand!

Life returned to the tiny hamlet of Milton Saturday (10/13/2018) with The Gathering at Milton.

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It's FALL BREAK at MTSU
It's FALL BREAK at MTSU

FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.

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2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!
2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!

It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.

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Ram's Road Warriors Are Wearing A Jacket Now
Ram's Road Warriors Are Wearing A Jacket Now

The cold front from Hurricane Michael dropped the mercury and temps fell to the daytime 50s. Construction crews are on alert to make-up lost time before it gets colder. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid between today and October 20th.

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MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders
MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders

MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.

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Answers from Mayor McFarland
Answers from Mayor McFarland

Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.

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Saturday's Town Hall Meeting on
Saturday's Town Hall Meeting on "Hate Crimes"

A cross section of the community around Twin Oaks Drive came together Saturday afternoon for a TOWN HALL MEETING on Hate Crimes at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

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Boro Art Crawl, Live Plays, Ghost Tours--It's All Downtown!
Boro Art Crawl, Live Plays, Ghost Tours--It's All Downtown!

Friday night was robust with the feel of fall around the historic downtown district as the 'Boro Art Crawl, ghost tours, live production of Jekyl and Hyde at the Center for the Arts, unique retailers--all coupled with temps in the upper 50s...that brought crowds to stroll the Murfreesboro square.

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The Gathering At Milton THIS Saturday
The Gathering At Milton THIS Saturday

After months of extensive restoration, the much-anticipated grand opening of The Gathering at Milton, a historic event venue will be celebrated THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018, with a Fall Market and Craft Fair.

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TOWN HALL MEETING on
TOWN HALL MEETING on "Hate Crimes" in Rutherford County

As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon...

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CAPTURED: Halfacre and Baxter Escapees Back in Custody
CAPTURED: Halfacre and Baxter Escapees Back in Custody

CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.

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Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant
Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant

We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.

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12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon THIS SATURDAY
12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon THIS SATURDAY

The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.

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MTCS Provides New
MTCS Provides New "SEEKER SPACE" For Students

Middle Tennessee Christian School is providing students with a new type of classroom. It's called the SEEKER SPACE, a collaborative setting where students can meet for making, learning, sharing and exploring while seeking God, seeking creation, and seeking the truth. It is one of the first of its kind to open in Rutherford County.

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Chalet Apartment's Building
Chalet Apartment's Building "C" In Smyrna Burns

16-units at the Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive in Smyrna burned Monday night. The local Red Cross is helping those displaced families. They also have an ERV enroute to the Hurricane Michael area.

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The Game Stop Store in Smyrna Robbed
The Game Stop Store in Smyrna Robbed

The Game Stop Store on Nissan Boulevard in Smyrna fell victim to a robbery, and it was captured on surveillance video.

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Paralyzed Paramedic Needs Your Help
Paralyzed Paramedic Needs Your Help

You never know what tomorrow will bring. This past June, Paramedic Lennie Fabian was enjoying a vacation with his family in Florida, when the 30-year Rutherford County EMS worker contracted an infection that infected his spinal cord. Now, this once active and very fit individual was unable to walk and is paralyzed from his chest down.

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Public Welcome at City Council Workshop Wednesday
Public Welcome at City Council Workshop Wednesday

The Murfreesboro City Council is having a two-hour workshop session at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning in the council chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

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IF You Wish To Vote, Register By TUESDAY!
IF You Wish To Vote, Register By TUESDAY!

Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 6th general election must register to vote by this coming Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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Gas Prices Rise More!
Gas Prices Rise More!

Murfreesboro gas prices increased 8-cents to $2.62 per gallon. Across the state regular gas jumped 6-cents to a state average of $2.69 per gallon. That's 9 cents more than a month ago, and 29 cents more than this time last year.

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Tim Leeper Roofing Providing Veteran A New Roof
Tim Leeper Roofing Providing Veteran A New Roof

Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.

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African-American History at MTSU Oct. 24-27, 2018
African-American History at MTSU Oct. 24-27, 2018

MTSU will be the center of an in-depth examination of African-American history led by an award-winning author. With the theme of "Slavery, Resistance and Community," the fifth annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will bring scholars from across the country to MTSU Wednesday through Saturday, October 24-27, 2018.

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La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown--MTSU Summa Cum Laude
La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown--MTSU Summa Cum Laude

Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown for the hard work and extreme dedication required to graduate college
while working full-time and serving as an elected official.

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SLICK PIG'S Jerry & Teresa Robinson Celebrate 50th Anniversary
SLICK PIG'S Jerry & Teresa Robinson Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Sunday brought a milestone for Jerry and Teresa Robinson. Their Golden Anniversary took place in the standing room only family center at Temple Baptist Church on Minerva Drive. This loving couple helped their son, John, birth the Slick Pig Barbecue, and the rest is history.

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Ram's
Ram's "Roaring Road" Report

The weather still feels like summer, but construction crews know cold temps are near. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to forecast potential traffic congestion areas 'Boro motorists might want to avoid now through October 13th.

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2019 ATHENA Nominations Must Be In Before Dec. 1st
2019 ATHENA Nominations Must Be In Before Dec. 1st

RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Nominations must be made before December 1, 2018 and can be made on-line at www.rutherfordcable.org/athena. There is a $130 nominating fee.

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FARMERS MARKET October Season Finale!
FARMERS MARKET October Season Finale!

October is the final month for this year's FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). Just as there are fireworks at the end of winning ballgames, there are fun explosions at all of the remaining Tuesdays and Fridays (7AM-noon) FARMERS MARKET events this year.

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'Boro Gas Prices UP 19-Cents, Remains Lowest In State
'Boro Gas Prices UP 19-Cents, Remains Lowest In State

Across Tennessee gas prices climbed 5 cents last week. In the 'Boro, they exploded UP 19-cents to start the new week at $2.54 for some discounters.

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MPD Arrested A
MPD Arrested A "Top 10 Most Wanted" Saturday Night

On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.

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Ram's Fall Road Projects To Avoid
Ram's Fall Road Projects To Avoid

The feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and as you breathe-in the freshness--you also note cold weather is around the corner. Traffic Director Ram Balachandran says construction crews are focusing on meeting deadlines before winter. Traffic jams around construction is a potential problem. Here are Ram's warnings now through October 6, 2018.

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The Swap'n Shop Barber Has A New Life After Heart Attack
The Swap'n Shop Barber Has A New Life After Heart Attack

Rutherford County's singing barber Charlie Pitts is back, even stronger and more positive, after suffering a heart attack.

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Patterson Park Natatorium HVAC System Approved
Patterson Park Natatorium HVAC System Approved

At its regular Thursday evening session, the Murfreesboro City Council approved an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Community Honors Dr. Linda Gilbert
Community Honors Dr. Linda Gilbert

A supporting community packed the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall Tuesday evening to say thank you to Dr. Linda Gilbert. The Tennessee Office of School Superintendents named her the Tennessee school superintendent of the year.

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Robert Sanders,
Robert Sanders, "Dr. Seatbelt" Honored

The late Dr. Robert Sanders, local pediatrician, was honored at 1:30 Monday afternoon with a Tennessee Historical Marker unveiled at the Rutherford County Health Department, where he served as director for a quarter of a century.

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State's Lowest Gas Prices Still In Murfreesboro!
State's Lowest Gas Prices Still In Murfreesboro!

Gas prices edged lower last week. In fact, one 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.35 per gallon.

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New Deputy To The Mayor--On Job Now For 6 Days!
New Deputy To The Mayor--On Job Now For 6 Days!

Steve Sandlin is not new to Rutherford County government. He served for 24-years on the county commission. But it is a different job, and after 6-days on-the-job, WGNS asked if the newly appointed deputy to the county mayor was surprised?

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NWS Investigates Monday Tornado In Bradyville
NWS Investigates Monday Tornado In Bradyville

The Bradyville area of neighboring Cannon County was believed to have had a tornado touch down on Monday (9/24/2018). Officials from The National Weather Service will investigate twisted trees, interview witnesses and access damage to determine whether the damage to several homes was the result of a tornado.

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Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas
Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas

Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.

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Ram's Road Warriors Give Fall Traffic Forecast
Ram's Road Warriors Give Fall Traffic Forecast

Now that fall has officially arrived, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are rushing to complete jobs before cold weather sets-in. Here are potential road jam areas to avoid now through September 29th.

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State Honors 15 County Schools As
State Honors 15 County Schools As "REWARD SCHOOLS"

Fifteen of the Rutherford County School's facilities have been named Reward Schools. by the Tennessee Department of Education. By the way, Rutherford County Schools' Director Bill Spurlock will have more system news when he is the guest this coming Monday (9/24/2018) on the WGNS Action Line broadcasts (8:10-9:00AM).

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Saturday Was A Great Day For The
Saturday Was A Great Day For The "Heart Walk"

Saturday was the first day of fall, and with temps in the 70's--the morning proved to be perfect for the 2018 HEART WALK at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

Proceeds from this annual event help underwrite and this year's goal is $174,000.

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Adult Son Murders Father Friday Night In 'Boro
Adult Son Murders Father Friday Night In 'Boro

Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told NewsRadio WGNS that an adult son was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly killed his father. The murder occurred at their Brookrun Road home.

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3AM Saturday Morning Blaze On Saratoga Drive
3AM Saturday Morning Blaze On Saratoga Drive

Around 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a home at 728 Saratoga Drive. Heavy smoke was showing from the second floor as fire-fighters arrived.

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"And Then There Were None" plays in Woodbury

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" comes to the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. The drama begins this coming Friday, September 28 and continues through October 13, 2018.

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Local Cancer Survivor Will Travel to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Make Cancer a Top Priority
Local Cancer Survivor Will Travel to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Make Cancer a Top Priority

Tammy Sandlin from Murfreesboro will meet with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to discuss the need to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research.

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City Hall Reception Honoring Dr. Gilbert Next Tuesday
City Hall Reception Honoring Dr. Gilbert Next Tuesday

With Dr. Linda Gilbert receiving the 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, the Murfreesboro City School Board is hosting a community reception next Tuesday (9/25/2018) evening from 5:00 to 5:45PM in the Rotunda at the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St.

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Help Special Olympians Tuesday Night 5-8PM
Help Special Olympians Tuesday Night 5-8PM

"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.

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Hurricane Florence Victims Need Red Cross Blood
Hurricane Florence Victims Need Red Cross Blood

The American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence by providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected. It also needs your blood donations, and there are many opportunities to give "the gift of life" here in Rutherford County. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

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Old Fort Parkway: US Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon
Old Fort Parkway: US Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon

Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.

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CONSTITUTION WEEK A Time To Learn About America!
CONSTITUTION WEEK A Time To Learn About America!

Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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MTSU Trustees Exploring New BS In Data Science
MTSU Trustees Exploring New BS In Data Science

The Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting at the university on Tuesday. The body is exploring the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science.

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TN Fastest Growing Median Income In Southeast, #5 In USA!
TN Fastest Growing Median Income In Southeast, #5 In USA!

Tennessee's median household income increased 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year - the fastest growing median household income in the Southeast and the fifth fastest growing in the United States.

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Rutherford County Swift Water Teams Rescue Those In Rising Waters
Rutherford County Swift Water Teams Rescue Those In Rising Waters

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue swift water rescue teams continue to help South Carolina residents as flood waters rise.

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Tennessee's Best Gas Prices Still In 'Boro
Tennessee's Best Gas Prices Still In 'Boro

Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Several Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.42 per gallon.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY's
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY's "Build It Forward" is Saturday

Anne Hoke and Associates and Site Engineering Consultants are sponsoring this coming Saturday's Habitat for Humanity's Third Annual BUILD IT FORWARD. In a 5-hour time span, over 100 volunteers will be at the Grove At Williamson Place, across from The Avenue, to build all of the walls for a new Habitat Home.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Facing Rising Water
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Facing Rising Water

The swift water rescue teams from Murfreesboro are moving where needed to different South Carolina communities. NewsRadio WGNS spoke with some of our local swift water rescue team members. The water levels are rising, and flooding is expected to worsen.

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Political Forum 6PM Monday Night
Political Forum 6PM Monday Night

Rutherford voters can hear from legislative candidates in local races in a two-part event on Monday evening, September 17. First, at 6:00 PM in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, candidates for Tennessee Senate District 13 will appear in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV.

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Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018
Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018

Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims

Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.

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Local Entrepreneur Creates Product for Funerals
Local Entrepreneur Creates Product for Funerals

A new specialized product has been created by a Murfreesboro entrepreneur. The idea was born when Kim Honeycutt attended a funeral of a close friend, but there was no visitation line and she had never met the deceased person's family.

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Downtown On The Farm
Downtown On The Farm" Sunday, Sept. 30th!

Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, is a farm-to-table fundraising dinner featuring items sourced from local farms that will be transformed into a culinary adventure by five local chefs.

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Is COMPOSTING The Answer To Landfill Woes?
Is COMPOSTING The Answer To Landfill Woes?

Approximately forty community leaders boarded a charter bus Saturday morning, and went to Sevierville to learn about Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Composting is keeping 93 per cent of the waste out of that county's landfill. Could it work in Rutherford County?

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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

We're starting to smell fall, especially in the mornings. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes the ushers-in construction crews working to meet deadlines, and traffic jams around those sites. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through September 22.

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WWII Veteran's Remains Recovered
WWII Veteran's Remains Recovered

The remains of 21-year old Middle Tennessee World War II pilot have been recovered. U.S. Navy Ensign Harold P. DeMoss was as a member of Fighting Squadron 100 from Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii.

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Elizabeth Taylor New Assistant City Attorney
Elizabeth Taylor New Assistant City Attorney

Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.

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Providence Christian Academy Adding 43,000 Sq. Ft.
Providence Christian Academy Adding 43,000 Sq. Ft.

Providence Christian Academy will begin construction on a new 43,000 square foot building in early 2019. The new building will house 9th- 12th grade classes. It will be located on the current campus on what is currently the wooded area adjacent to the PCA athletic field. The athletic field will remain in its current location.

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WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6-9PM Saturday
WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6-9PM Saturday

Remember, St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation's 7th Annual Wine Around The Square is Saturday (9/15/2018) evening from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock on the historic Murfreesboro square.

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Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested At Lowe's
Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested At Lowe's

Around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County deputies arrested Timothy Lee Brooks Jr. of Columbia. He was wanted for murdering a 2-year-old child.

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Is COMPOSTING A Solution To The Landfill Problem?
Is COMPOSTING A Solution To The Landfill Problem?

County Mayor Bill Ketron says we need an answer to our landfill problem, before it is full. He has chartered a bus, and around forty community leaders are touring the compost plant in Sevierville.

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Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Headed to South Carolina
Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Headed to South Carolina

Several members of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue deployed Wednesday to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina.

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Local Rescue Teams Head To South Carolina
Local Rescue Teams Head To South Carolina

Around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday (9/12/2018) morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, and members of the Wilson County EMS will deploy from Murfreesboro to assist with Hurricane Florence efforts in South Carolina.

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Sept. 23 at Oaklands Park
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Sept. 23 at Oaklands Park

September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society is sponsoring a free and family-friendly Archaeology Day from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Oaklands Park.

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MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears
MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears

It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU
Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU

The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.

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9/11 Activities Tuesday
9/11 Activities Tuesday

What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).

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Week Begins With 'Boro Gas Prices At $2.43
Week Begins With 'Boro Gas Prices At $2.43

Gas prices inched lower over the weekend, as several major storms churn in the Atlantic. Several Murfreesboro discounters start the week with regular gas at $2.43 per gallon. Hurricane Florence is forecast to strike the U.S. east coast, yet gas prices have yet to be impacted.

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"Every 1 Matters" at Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY

Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.

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Rutherford County Fire & Rescue $247K Grants
Rutherford County Fire & Rescue $247K Grants

Rutherford County Fire and Rescue has been awarded $247,000 in grants. The Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants provide resources to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel.

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Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 6PM This Monday
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 6PM This Monday

Just a reminder, Greenhouse Ministries 2018 GAME DAY is this coming Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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MPD Violent Crimes Is Looking For Amin Abdulqani Kosar
MPD Violent Crimes Is Looking For Amin Abdulqani Kosar

Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in an ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY at the College Grove Apartments. Warrants are on file with Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Local First Responders Build Habitat Home
Local First Responders Build Habitat Home

On Thursday (9/6/2018) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY dedicated the 154th home built in Rutherford County. The home at 415 Douglas Avenue was built by local emergency responders.

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Another Shooting At College Grove Apartments
Another Shooting At College Grove Apartments

Around 9:00 o'clock Friday morning (9/7/2018), Murfreesboro Police rushed to a shooting call at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Eventide Drive. Once on the scene, they found a male victim with gunshot wounds.

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RCSO Prinsoner Transport Van Involved In Fender Bender
RCSO Prinsoner Transport Van Involved In Fender Bender

There was an unusual two-vehicle fender bender that occurred shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday (9/7/2018) morning on West Main Street, near Front Street.

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RCSO Detention Officer Terminated / Charged
RCSO Detention Officer Terminated / Charged

A Rutherford County Detention Center deputy was terminated Friday after being indicted by the grand jury, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In
Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In

The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.

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MFRD Rushes To Tuesday Afternoon Fire
MFRD Rushes To Tuesday Afternoon Fire

Around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a 2-story townhouse fire on Meigs Drive off South Church Street.

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Izaiha Deshon Gleaves Turned Himself In
Izaiha Deshon Gleaves Turned Himself In

UPDATE: On Tuesday 18-year-old Izaiha Deshon Gleaves turned himself in to the booking offic(e at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Will Tropical Storm Gordon UP Gas Prices?
Will Tropical Storm Gordon UP Gas Prices?

Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Several discounters started the week with $2.49 regular gas, but one was a nickel less at $2.44. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon.

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Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake
Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake

A jet skiing accident results in a fatality on Tims Ford Lake Saturday evening.

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Habitat's FIRST RESPONDERS BUILT Home To Be Dedicated Thursday
Habitat's FIRST RESPONDERS BUILT Home To Be Dedicated Thursday

A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.

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Linebaugh's Pen Pal Coming September 26th
Linebaugh's Pen Pal Coming September 26th

The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library at 6:30 Wednesday evening, September 26th. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library and admission is free.

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Fake News, Publicity or Gossip--MTSU's Dr. Burriss Has More
Fake News, Publicity or Gossip--MTSU's Dr. Burriss Has More

What is the difference between fake news, publicity or gossip? MTSU's School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry L. Burriss, Ph.D., J.D., shares his opinion on actors, sports figures, along with the rich and famous being given media exposure to give views on issues about which they are not experts.

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Saturday Night Fatal Shooting at 711 North Maney
Saturday Night Fatal Shooting at 711 North Maney

On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at approximately 11:19 P.M. a call of a shooting at 711 North Maney Avenue was received by dispatch.

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Domestic Shooting Sunday Morning On E. Vine St.
Domestic Shooting Sunday Morning On E. Vine St.

Murfreesboro Police were called to a second shooting, about 3-hours after investigating a fatality and only a few blocks from the earlier call. At 1:49 Sunday morning a call of a shooting at 618 East Vine Street was received.

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ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?
ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?

The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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Ram's LABOR DAY WEEKEND Road Report
Ram's LABOR DAY WEEKEND Road Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran encourages motorists to drive carefully during this Labor Day weekend, and to be prepared to stop for stalled traffic in front of you.

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MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion
MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion

MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.

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BEWARE Of Bogus Websites
BEWARE Of Bogus Websites

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission are warning consumers to avoid purchasing vehicles advertised through a phony website created and operated by scammers posing as the proprietors of a legitimate Lawrenceburg auto dealer.

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MED Restores Power Friday Morning In Less Than 28-Minutes
MED Restores Power Friday Morning In Less Than 28-Minutes

Quick work Friday morning restored electricity to approximately 50 customers.

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND--DRIVE SAFELY!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND--DRIVE SAFELY!

It's the Labor Day weekend and law enforcement officers are looking for persons who are not wearing safety belts or driving impaired. On the water, the authorities are strictly enforcing all boating regulations.

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Leadership Rutherford Alumni and Class of 2019
Leadership Rutherford Alumni and Class of 2019

On Thursday evening, September 6, 2018 all LEADERSHIP RUTHERFORD's Alumni and New Class members are encouraged to attend a reception at Pinnacle Financial Partners (114 W. College St.).

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INSIGHT COUNSELING CENTERS 25th Luncheon & Fundraiser A Success!
INSIGHT COUNSELING CENTERS 25th Luncheon & Fundraiser A Success!

Insight Counseling Center's 25th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room.

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New Rutherford County Leadership Sworn-In Thursday Night
New Rutherford County Leadership Sworn-In Thursday Night

Within a 58-minute period of time, history was again made in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse as a new county mayor was sworn into office along with twenty-one commissioners, heads of departments and a judge.

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Liles Claims City Did Not Follow Proper Procedure
Liles Claims City Did Not Follow Proper Procedure

President of the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro resident and former State Representative Mike Liles delivered a letter to 49th District State Representative Mike Sparks, addressing the procedure taken by the City of Murfreesboro in the recent action with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and New Vision Baptist Church.

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NICU Reunion At St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
NICU Reunion At St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is excited to host its first NICU reunion in almost 20 years. It will be from 9:00 to 11:00 o'clock on Saturday morning, September 8, 2018.

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Tennessee's Economy Is STRONG!
Tennessee's Economy Is STRONG!

Tennessee's economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released by Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

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Big Rig Donated by Bridgestone to the City of Murfreesboro
Big Rig Donated by Bridgestone to the City of Murfreesboro

A big rig semi-truck that was donated to the City of Murfreesboro will be utilized by voth the fire department as well as police. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks told WGNS...

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Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall Rotunda
Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall Rotunda

General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, Ronnie Martin during a special ceremony at 6:00 o'clock Thursday night (9/6/2018) in the City Hall Rotunda.

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'Boro Gas Discounter Starts At $2.45
'Boro Gas Discounter Starts At $2.45

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. In the 'Boro one discounter started the week at $2.46 per gallon. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower.

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Murfreesboro Launches
Murfreesboro Launches "Community Services" Division

On Monday the City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division--the Community Services Division. This is a part of the reorganizing of the city's administrative structure that is designed to enhance service to residents. They will be the guest on Tuesday morning's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8/28/2018).

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State Rep. Sparks Addresses Evening Rotary
State Rep. Sparks Addresses Evening Rotary

The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".

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First County Schools' TOWN HALL MEETING Is Monday
First County Schools' TOWN HALL MEETING Is Monday

Rutherford County School system's first Town Hall meeting for parents is set for the Stewarts Creek cluster on the coming Monday (8/27/2018) afternoon at 5:30PM. Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host the event in the auditorium of Stewarts Creek High School.

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Senator John McCain Passed Away Saturday

At 4:28 Saturday afternoon, Senator John Sidney McCain, III quietly passed away with his wife Cindy and their family by his side. He had served the United State faithfully for over 60-years.

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Hurricane Creek Greenway Now Open In La Vergne
Hurricane Creek Greenway Now Open In La Vergne

It's official--the Hurricane Creek Greenway in La Vergne, Tennessee is now open. This weekend's partly cloudy weather with temps in the mid 80s is perfect for a stroll down this beautiful nature setting.

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MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!
MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!

The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.

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UNITED WAY, Growing and Helping!
UNITED WAY, Growing and Helping!

Working together makes sense, $743,000 was saved by Rutherford and Cannon county residents through United Way's partnership with the FamilyWize prescription discount program. Reports show that $2.2 million was returned to Rutherford and Cannon counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This year also saw the contributions of nearly $3 million in annual support.

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Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT
Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT

The Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT shows several incidences involving vehicles. NewsRadio WGNS reports the incidences to give the public ideas on ways to avoid being a victim.

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THREATS MADE--Police Watching Area Closely
THREATS MADE--Police Watching Area Closely

Murfreesboro Police responded to a "shots fired" call at 1325 Wenlon Drive. Once on the scene, residents told police about an "order of protection" that had been served earlier on a boyfriend at that address.

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Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award
Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award

Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.

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Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator
Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator

Dispatcher Janie Lawrence is officially the first career telecommunicator to retire from the City of Murfreesboro. Lawrence retired in July, just two months shy of 31 years of service.

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Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro
Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro

One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.

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When Scammed--Act Quickly!
When Scammed--Act Quickly!

Even the smartest run businesses are subject to scams. A well know local firm entered into a contract to purchase new telephones for their multi-story office building, and made a down payment of $17,000.

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Break-In To Restaurant Near MTSU
Break-In To Restaurant Near MTSU

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the break-in and burglary to The Boulevard restaurant. Shortly before 8:00 o'clock Thursday morning, the chief cook found a window broken and entry into the Middle Tennessee Boulevard eatery.

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State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!
State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.

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Majority of Motlow State Students Are From Rutherford County
Majority of Motlow State Students Are From Rutherford County

Motlow State Community College President Michael L. Torrence told Murfreesboro Rotary members on Tuesday that when you total the almost 7,000 students on all campuses, that Rutherford County represents 39.2 per cent of Motlow's total enrollment.

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COMMENTARY: We are Rutherford County - About the Community
COMMENTARY: We are Rutherford County - About the Community

WGNS is always happy to air your commentary. Thom Christy has this weeks audio commentary about our community...

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Gas Prices Fluctuating--Down This Week--$2.46
Gas Prices Fluctuating--Down This Week--$2.46

The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week at $2.46 per gallon. That's down 4-cents from the previous week, but the same as it was earlier last month.

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Prescription Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to TN Overdose Deaths
Prescription Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to TN Overdose Deaths

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.

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The Ebb and Flow of Murfreesboro Restaurants + Welcome Red Carpet Self Storage
The Ebb and Flow of Murfreesboro Restaurants + Welcome Red Carpet Self Storage

Murfreesboro's changing face in restaurants. Over the past year, we've seen well known eateries go while new tastes are offered. It seems that this all began in the 90's when a study indicated that Murfreesboro had one of the highest per capita populations for eating out. Almost as if a magic wand was waved, the flood gate to new cuisinne poured-in.

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Ram's Advice To 'Boro Motorists!
Ram's Advice To 'Boro Motorists!

A few milder days here and there, lets us know we're approaching the ending of summer. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran also warns motorists that it indicates construction crews are speeding-up to finish their projects. That sometime creates traffic jams. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 25th.

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Man Surrenders After 4-Hour Standoff on Turner Ave.
Man Surrenders After 4-Hour Standoff on Turner Ave.

Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's SWAT officers were able to persuade a 29-year old man to leave his girlfriend's home on Turner Avenue. This was after a 4-hour standoff.

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State Levies Fines Against 3 Rutherford County Businesses
State Levies Fines Against 3 Rutherford County Businesses

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards levied fines against 3 Rutherford County businesses during the month of July, 2018.

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Gas Prices Drop---'Boro Again Lowest In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop---'Boro Again Lowest In Tennessee

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. Murfreesboro discounters started the week lower, in fact--the 'Boro is back in the "lowest" Tennessee price.

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MPD Released Statement On Old Fort Park Stabbing
MPD Released Statement On Old Fort Park Stabbing

(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police have issued a statement about the Saturday evening stabbing at the Old Fort Park.

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UPDATE: Saturday Night Old Fort Park Stabbing
UPDATE: Saturday Night Old Fort Park Stabbing

More on the Saturday night stabbing in Old Fort Park. A 61-year old man is in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Trauma Center after suffering multiple stab wounds to his head.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

Prime construction weather keeps the pedal to the medal for crews. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks active projects and warns motorists of areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through August 18th.

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GREEN for Child Support Awareness Month
GREEN for Child Support Awareness Month

If you've noticed green lights on landmarks across Tennessee this month, there's a good reason why. Green is the color Tennessee has chosen to recognize Child Support Awareness Month.

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Saturday Evening Stabbing in Old Fort Park
Saturday Evening Stabbing in Old Fort Park

Around 7:30 Saturday night more than a dozen units from the Murfreesboro Police have rushed to the Old Fort Park where a fight and stabbing is being investigated. The injured male was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt.

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858 New Blue Raider Alumni Created Saturday
858 New Blue Raider Alumni Created Saturday

One of MTSU's award-winning professors is confident that the university's newest 858 graduates can overcome almost any challenge to reach their goals, thrive and help others if they "keep moving forward."

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'Boro Art Crawl Draws Crowds Downtown
'Boro Art Crawl Draws Crowds Downtown

The 'Boro Art Crawl is having a significant impact on visitors to Historic Downtown Murfreesboro. From 6:00 until 9:00 Friday evening (8/10/2018), the downtown square had families strolling and looking at artwork displayed in the uptown merchants.

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DEAD: 1st Execution In Almost Decade in Tennessee
DEAD: 1st Execution In Almost Decade in Tennessee

Tennessee's first execution in almost 10-years took place. Billy Ray Irick was pronounced deceased at 7:48 Thursday night (Central Time) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville after a 3-drug lethal injection.

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Annual Doughboy Challenge in Murfreesboro to be held on August 18th
Annual Doughboy Challenge in Murfreesboro to be held on August 18th

The annual Doughboy Challenge is coming up. A representative for General Mills in Murfreesboro stated...

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Governor Speaks to State Broadcasters In 'Boro
Governor Speaks to State Broadcasters In 'Boro

Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its 70th conference at the Embassy Suite in Murfreesboro. Governor Bill Haslam spoke at Wednesday's luncheon. WREG-TV President and General Manager Ron Walter was presented the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, the group's highest honor.

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Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney
Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney

Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Honors Seven
Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Honors Seven

Popular local writer and broadcaster Dan Whittle along with six other journalists were inducted into the Sixth Annual TENNESSEE JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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WELCOME Tennessee Broadcasters
WELCOME Tennessee Broadcasters

Broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center for their Annual Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Conference.

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Gas $2.64/Gallon---'Boro Not In
Gas $2.64/Gallon---'Boro Not In "Lowest Price" City

Prices at the pump exploded up 20-center in Murfreesboro, yet are pointing lower again as we move into a new week. Most discounters are offering regular gas at $2.65 per gallon in the 'Boro, but a couple started the week at $2.64.

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Full-House Applauds Changes At Center for the Arts
Full-House Applauds Changes At Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro held its "2019 Season Reveal" at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (8/4/2018). Champagne was enjoyed by many as you walked into the theatre.

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Murfreesboro's  Drew Cronin Stabbed To Death
Murfreesboro's Drew Cronin Stabbed To Death

Around 11:10 Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police responded to a stabbing call. Upon arrival officers found a wounded adult male lying in the parking area of 338 Jackson Street.

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Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!
Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!

We're starting to feel the "hint" of a change of season, and that warns construction crews to "speed up". Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that this also can create "traffic challenges". Here are Ram's grid warnings for today through August 11th.

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NOW, Self-Guided Tours Of Oaklands Mansion!
NOW, Self-Guided Tours Of Oaklands Mansion!

As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.

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True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU
True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU

It's almost time for MTSU's True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students for 2019 and beyond -- and for the first time, the kickoff will be in Rutherford County at MTSU Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and their family members from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and other nearby counties are welcome to attend.

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$1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks
$1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks

State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.

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Smyrna Library Welcome Ginger Graves
Smyrna Library Welcome Ginger Graves

The Rutherford County Library System has named Ginger Graves as the new Branch Librarian for Smyrna Public Library.

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Linebaugh Library Closing August 27-29 For Changes
Linebaugh Library Closing August 27-29 For Changes

Some construction improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will result in regular services being closed Saturday through Wednesday, August 25 through 29, 2018. However, Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas said "Patrons can ring the Church Street side service bell and pickup items being held for them."

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Donald Anthony Now Planning Department Director
Donald Anthony Now Planning Department Director

Donald Anthony is the new director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning Department since 2015.

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Paint Your Habitat
Paint Your Habitat "Cook'in To Build" Bowls Now thru Oct. 15

Individuals are painting their bowls now through October 15th for the 11th Annual Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity Cookin' To Build on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 that morning until 1:30 in the afternoon.

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Main Street Creates Memories On The Square
Main Street Creates Memories On The Square

(Murfreesboro) Mainstreet Murfreesboro and the Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association entertained thousands with Friday Night Live, an evening of free music and family fun on the historic square. This event happens on the first Friday of each month during the summer months.

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Rutherford County Election Observations
Rutherford County Election Observations

WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."

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Governor Haslam Legacy Extends to Judiciary
Governor Haslam Legacy Extends to Judiciary

One of the biggest issues affecting Tennessee is the opioid epidemic. Governor Haslam praised state judges for their efforts in developing and presiding over recovery courts...

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MTSU
MTSU "Stole Ceremony" for Veterans Is Wednesday

The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.

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Oakland High Educator Art Yasso Receives Rotary's Highest Honor
Oakland High Educator Art Yasso Receives Rotary's Highest Honor

On Tuesday Oakland High School's Art Yasso received Rotary International's highest honor by being made a Paul Harris Fellow during the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's luncheon at the Stones River Country Club.

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Still Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee
Still Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee

Gas prices rose 2 cents nationwide last week, as prices in the southeast face upward pressure. Wholesale gasoline prices rose 8 cents in Florida and Georgia, and 7 cents in Tennessee.

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Rania Malak Saleb Gaber Drowned Sunday Night In Smyrna
Rania Malak Saleb Gaber Drowned Sunday Night In Smyrna

A Sunday evening family cookout ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.

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70-year old Samuel Ledbetter Died In Bicycle Crash
70-year old Samuel Ledbetter Died In Bicycle Crash

Around 3:00 o'clock this past Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a car vs bicycle crash on the New Salem Highway at Pusher Place. The bicyclist later died at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Wrapping-Up Conference
Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Wrapping-Up Conference

The Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association concludes its 50th Annual Conference Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Murfreesboro was again honored to have been the host city for this event that event began this past Saturday and covers information about new techniques in fire fighting.

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Rutherford County Emerging As Arts and Cultural Center
Rutherford County Emerging As Arts and Cultural Center

"Rutherford County is emerging as an arts and cultural heritage community celebrating a broad spectrum of creative expressions," says Andrea Loughry, Murfreesboro arts advocate and vice chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

In neighboring Nashville, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency along with Metro Police are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identity and location of the individual pictured in connection with a federal firearms investigation.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Watch Where You Are Driving"

Tis the season to be constructing, and that also creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 4th.

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Saturday Morning Blaze Destroys 1319 Dodd Trail Home
Saturday Morning Blaze Destroys 1319 Dodd Trail Home

There was an early blaze around 4:00AM Saturday morning at 1319 Dodd Trail. That home is near the Stones River Greenway and Cason Lane Trailhead.

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NAACP
NAACP "Freedom Fund Banquet" August 24, 2018

The Murfreesboro NAACP Branch and the Murfreesboro-Rutherford Youth Council are sponsoring their annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the James Union Building, MTSU campus. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for 22 years and under. A table of 8 is $380.00.

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Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU
Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU

The Southern Girls Rock Camp again gave young aspiring musicians a chance to showcase their musical and arts talents for a 16th year at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Local Cardiologist Shows How To RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY!
Local Cardiologist Shows How To RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY!

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Rishi Saxena for a seminar on planning for retirement. It begins at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night, August 14, 2018.

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Library's Technology Center Opens WEDNESDAY!
Library's Technology Center Opens WEDNESDAY!

The Rutherford County Public Library System's new Technology Engagement Center officially opens this Wednesday. The 5,492 square foot facility is located at 306 Minerva Drive, on campus with Hobgood Elementary School and behind the fire hall on Mercury Boulevard.

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Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors
Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors

Five MTSU professors have been honored for their excellence in helping students learn by doing. Congratulations to Michelle Boyer-Pennington, Robert Gordon, Lucy Matthews, Hanna Park, and Ben Stickle.

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Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE
Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE

The local Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. They particularly need donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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Main Street's SUMMER PARTY, Huge Success
Main Street's SUMMER PARTY, Huge Success

With temps in the 70s and a gentle breeze, it was a perfect night for Main Street's "The Summer Party" at the historic Lively House at 746 East Main Street.

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Fire Fighters Resolve Propane Leak In Christiana
Fire Fighters Resolve Propane Leak In Christiana

A gas leak was reported Thursday morning at 635 Old Christiana Road. When units from the Christiana Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue arrived, it was learned that a bush hog had struck a 500 gallon underground propane tank.

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Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable
Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable

RUTHERFORD Cable is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and all five five founders will be honored at the group's August 14th meeting, and Founder Rebecca Climer is the keynote speaker.

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Rutherford County Ties for #3
Rutherford County Ties for #3

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.

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If you were
If you were "waived through", you were OK!

If you were traveling across the Walter Hill Bridge between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon, you may wonder what the large police presence was. The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was conducting a "seat belt check", and if the deputies say you were wearing restraints--you were waved through.

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UPDATE: Maple Street Arson / Murder Case Headed to Court in August
UPDATE: Maple Street Arson / Murder Case Headed to Court in August

UPDATE: An arson case at 524 North Maple in Murfreesboro that ended with the death of a 40-year-old man will head to court this August. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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5-Car Crash Slows Wednesday Morning Traffic On Broad
5-Car Crash Slows Wednesday Morning Traffic On Broad

Murfreesboro Police answered a multi-vehicle fender bender call around 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning on Northwest Broad Street, between the Stones River and Thompson Lane. Five cars were involved, and one received significant damage.

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Local Author at Linebaugh August 11th (10AM-1PM)
Local Author at Linebaugh August 11th (10AM-1PM)

Linebaugh Public Library is delighted to host Ken Vanderpool for a book signing on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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Motlow Joins Achieving the Dream National Reform Network
Motlow Joins Achieving the Dream National Reform Network

Motlow State Community College has strengthened its commitment to improving student success by becoming part of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) National Reform Network.

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Murfreesboro GAS, Again--Lowest In State!
Murfreesboro GAS, Again--Lowest In State!

Murfreesboro again came in with the lowest gas prices in Tennessee with regular gas at $2.42 at some discounters. That's a dime lower than the second cheapest price (Clevelenad).

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Dr. Nimal Patel Joins St. Thomas Medical Partners
Dr. Nimal Patel Joins St. Thomas Medical Partners

Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Areas to Avoid
Ram's Traffic Jam Areas to Avoid

It's the time of the year when crews ramp-up work on construction projects, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid traffic jams now through July 28th.

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Trustpoint Hospital Interview - WGNS
Trustpoint Hospital Interview - WGNS

WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...

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Woodbury's Austin Jennings Touched Lives Worldwide
Woodbury's Austin Jennings Touched Lives Worldwide

Woodbury native Austin Peay Jennings died peacefully on July 7, 2018 at his home. He touch Lions worldwide as International president, he was involved in media ownership, history and loved this area. Graveside services are in Woodbury this Saturday evening at 6:00PM. His life celebration will be a month away on August 25th at Woodbury First Baptist.

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TBI Charges Watertown Man
TBI Charges Watertown Man

In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of James Hall of Watertown. He is charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-24E at 66 mile marker
Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-24E at 66 mile marker

A multi-vehicle crash involving a tandem-trailer rig brought I-24 eastbound traffic to a stop around 3:00 o'clock Tuesday (7/10/2018) afternoon. This was at mile marker 66, near the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.

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Murfreesboro #2 VEGAN CITY In USA!
Murfreesboro #2 VEGAN CITY In USA!

Where did I hear, "If you don't know your community, know your property assessor--and if Rob says it's so...it's so!" Rob Mitchell's tech connections show that Murfreesboro not only is one of the TOP TEN PLACES FOR VEGANS, but it's number 2!

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Panel looking at candidates for new Circuit Judgeship

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District - Cannon and Rutherford counties.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee

Gas prices across the nation increased 1.5 cents during the past week. However, in Murfreesboro, it dropped 3-cents at some discounters to $2.46 per gallon.

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MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS JOINS SAINT THOMAS MEDICAL PARTNERS
MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS JOINS SAINT THOMAS MEDICAL PARTNERS

(Murfreesboro) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.

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Brian Rogers Running For 13th District County Commission
Brian Rogers Running For 13th District County Commission

Software Developer Brian Rogers announces that he is running for the Rutherford County Commission in District 13 on August 2nd, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Democratic Party.

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Ram's
Ram's "Hot Road Congestion Forecast"

Join us in a sing-along of "Hot, Hot, Hot", while Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential traffic congestion areas for today through July 14.

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The Woman's Club Celebrates At The Alley On Main
The Woman's Club Celebrates At The Alley On Main

The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro, a local 501(c)(3) Public Charity, will hold its inaugural Legacy Gathering. This event is hosted by The Alley on Main from 4:00 to 7:00PM Sunday afternoon. This gathering of friends, old and new, hopes to bring a new awareness of the uniqueness of downtown Murfreesboro and the challenges and opportunities of local residents and businesses.

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Be Careful With the SUN!
Be Careful With the SUN!

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital warns that a good tan is not always healthy. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is also the most preventable.

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Love Shakespeare? Linebaugh has it.
Love Shakespeare? Linebaugh has it.

Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works! On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.

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Shooting Death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist
Shooting Death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist

The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.

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NAACP Invites Public To POLITICAL FORUMS
NAACP Invites Public To POLITICAL FORUMS

The Murfreesboro NAACP is conduction two separate political forums at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue. Both are are 7:00 o'clock in the evening; one is Monday (7/9/2018) and the other is Friday (7/13/2018).

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Civil Air Patrol sets up camp at MTSU
Civil Air Patrol sets up camp at MTSU

Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the nation converged on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University this summer for two weeklong events that showcased aerospace and other science majors.

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St. Thomas Health Receives $50,000 Opiod Grant
St. Thomas Health Receives $50,000 Opiod Grant

Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce that it has received $50,000 from the Cardinal Health Foundation's Generation Rx Best Practices in Pain Medication Use grant program.

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PERFECT Friday Night Live...thanks Main St.!
PERFECT Friday Night Live...thanks Main St.!

An afternoon downpour dropped the temps from the sweltering point to the mid 70s and set the mood for memorable Friday Night Live on the Murfreesboro Square featuring the music of Utopia.

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Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies
Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies

A lady who touched the lives of so many, passed away from an extended illness at 10:59 Tuesday evening. Bettie Clayton Cook loved history, and especially local history, and shared it as a part of her longtime career with the National Parks Service and the Stones River National Battlefield.

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Sam Huddleston named Executive Director of new city office, Gary Whitaker new Assistant City Manager
Sam Huddleston named Executive Director of new city office, Gary Whitaker new Assistant City Manager

The City of Murfreesboro named Sam Huddleston as executive director of a new Development Services Division to reorganize the city's administrative structure for enhanced customer service. Gary Whitaker has been promoted to assistant city manager

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On HOT DAYS Check On Elderly and Those Alone!
On HOT DAYS Check On Elderly and Those Alone!

A dangerous HEAT ADVISORY continues for Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee for the next several days. The heat index has already reached the 107 degree mark.

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Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update
Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update

UPDATE: Arrest Made - Murfreesboro Police are holding three persons without bond in connection with last Wednesday's murder and shooting on the Old Lascassas Pike. Lesean Janell Savage, Chasitie Smith and Kyle Fugett are charged with 1st degree murder.

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Independence Day GAS Prices
Independence Day GAS Prices

Gas prices are are facing upward pressure as Independence Day quickly approaches. AAA forecasts nearly 47 million Americans will travel for the holiday. The 39.7 million - who will drive - will find gas prices 50-60 cents more than last year.

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Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man
Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man

Around 7:15 this past Friday evening, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Northfield Blvd near Tudor Place involving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. 33-year old Derossi Leon White of Clarksville died of those injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Andrea Loughry Vice Chair TN Arts Commission
Andrea Loughry Vice Chair TN Arts Commission

Murfreesboro arts leader, Andrea Loughry will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair. The appointment began July 1, 2018 and will continue for a year.

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THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was enroute to a fatal crash, when his SUV was involved in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Goes Hi-Tech!
Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Goes Hi-Tech!

Celebrating its 102nd anniversary in a few weeks, tech-savy members of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro open a new website.

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Beware: Summertime Treats Can ADD WEIGHT!
Beware: Summertime Treats Can ADD WEIGHT!

The scales show that Tennessee is ranked among the top 10 most obese states. You can be a part of changing that trend, by changing some habits.

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Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!
Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!

This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!

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Supply Chain Management Camp
Supply Chain Management Camp

Adults often wish they could give advice to their younger selves, especially when it comes to career and education choices. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is hoping to accomplish this feat, in a way, through its industry-specific camps for area high school students.

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RSCSO needs your help...do you recognize suspect?
RSCSO needs your help...do you recognize suspect?

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help. As the midnight hour turned Friday night into Saturday (6/30/2018), surveillance cameras captured a subject who robbed the clerk at the Blackman Market

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Lineman Rodeo in Murfreesboro was this past Weekend
Lineman Rodeo in Murfreesboro was this past Weekend

If you're looking for an interesting and unique weekend adventure here in Murfreesboro, head over to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on West Thompson Lane. Middle Tennessee Electric is sponsoring this event and there are no fees for parking or admission.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Now Performing In Germany
Cripple Creek Cloggers Now Performing In Germany

Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers are performing in Germany at the tenth Danetzare in Erfurt. The local Appalachian style dance group is performing with troupes from East Timor, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia, as well as by the host folk troupe, Thuringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt.

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UPDATE: Wednesday Shootings In 'Boro
UPDATE: Wednesday Shootings In 'Boro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announces Chief Operating Officer and Director of Emergency Services
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announces Chief Operating Officer and Director of Emergency Services

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce Thomas Roddy has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Miller has joined the clinical leadership team as Director of Nursing...

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Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!
Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!

A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.

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New Property Tax Rate Set for La Vergne
New Property Tax Rate Set for La Vergne

The La Vergne board of mayor and alderman voted to approve the new 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget and 2018 Tax Rate at a special meeting on June 28. The board voted to approve the ordinance by a vote of 3-0, making the new tax rate $0.71 per $100 assessed value.

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MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off
MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off

Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.

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Groundbreaking for new Murfreesboro City School
Groundbreaking for new Murfreesboro City School

Murfreesboro's newest elementary school will be located on the corner of Veterans Pkwy and St. Andrews Drive.

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Girls Scouts THANK Cindy Robinson With Piedmont Reunion
Girls Scouts THANK Cindy Robinson With Piedmont Reunion

If you have ever enjoyed Camp Piedmont near Readyville, you're encouraged to attend a special celebration of Cindy Robinson's work there for the past 30-years.The event begins at 11:30 this coming Friday morning (6/29/2018), and the camp is just off the John Bragg Highway at 208 Pilot Knob Road in Readyville.

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U.S. Senate Approves
U.S. Senate Approves "Preemie Act" and "Tech Ed Act"

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved re-authorizations of the PREEMIE Act, aimed at preventing premature births, and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

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Brittney Reed-Saltz MGL's Branch Librarian
Brittney Reed-Saltz MGL's Branch Librarian

The Rutherford County Library System recently named Brittney Reed-Saltz as branch librarian of the Myrtle Glanton-Lord (MGL) facility.

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline
Gas Prices Continue To Decline

AAA reports that gasonline prices have dropped for the past 28 consecutive days in Tennessee, and a 'Boro discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon.

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Smyrna Library Reduces Hours Starting July 23, 2018
Smyrna Library Reduces Hours Starting July 23, 2018

The board of the Rutherford County Library System made the difficult decision to reduce the operating hours of the Smyrna branch starting Monday, July 23, 2018.

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Tennessee Promise Community Service Deadline is July 1
Tennessee Promise Community Service Deadline is July 1

All current and incoming Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise students have until July 1 to complete and submit eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

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Shooting Death At Smyrna's Sullivan's Sports Bar
Shooting Death At Smyrna's Sullivan's Sports Bar

UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly Smyrna shooting that occurred on Friday morning (6/22/18)...

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Rick LaLance formally announces bid for re-election to Murfreesboro City Council
Rick LaLance formally announces bid for re-election to Murfreesboro City Council

"The next Council will truly help shape the future of Murfreesboro. Voters want someone who is going to listen to all sides and make smart, reasonable decisions.

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Ram's Road Report Through June 30th
Ram's Road Report Through June 30th

Summertime and the construction crews are busy, so hush little baby and learn where NOT to go. Here's Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's report on places to avoid from today through June 30th.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days, a TOP 20 EVENT will be July 13th and 14th
Uncle Dave Macon Days, a TOP 20 EVENT will be July 13th and 14th

Southeast Tourism Society has named Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival once again as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July 2018.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Opens New 25-Bed CDU
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Opens New 25-Bed CDU

At 11:00 o'clock Thursday (6/21/2018) morning, St Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially opened a 25-bed Clinical Decision Unit, next to the emergency room, that is designed for patients staying less than 24-hours.

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'Boro Council Approves Firms for (1) Training Facility, and (2) Airport
'Boro Council Approves Firms for (1) Training Facility, and (2) Airport

On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council approved two architectural and engineering firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility along with a new terminal at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

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Whose Dirt Pile Is it?
Whose Dirt Pile Is it?

Answer to listener's question about a pile of dirt at the intersection of February and West Main Streets.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers leave Tuesday for Germany
Cripple Creek Cloggers leave Tuesday for Germany

The Cripple Creek Cloggers will depart this coming Tuesday for the 10th Annual International Folklore Festival "Danetzare" in Germany.

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St. Thomas Health reports that one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, and the prevalence of obesity in kids has more than tripled from 1971 to 2011.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is opening a Clinical Decision Unit
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is opening a Clinical Decision Unit

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is hosting a grand opening celebration of the 25-bed Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). The CDU is part of a larger expansion plan to accommodate the rapid growth and healthcare needs of Rutherford County.

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Widowhood Seminar at Linebaugh Library
Widowhood Seminar at Linebaugh Library

Linebaugh Public Library is hosting local author, Judy Jennings at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 10, 2018, for a talk entitled, "Widowhood: Become a better version of your former self."

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Eastern Star HONOR'S LUNCHEON Is This Saturday
Eastern Star HONOR'S LUNCHEON Is This Saturday

The Order of the Eastern Star's HONOR'S LUNCHEON will be at 11:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, 415 South Academy Street.

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U.S. Senator Corker Petitions To STOP Separating Families
U.S. Senator Corker Petitions To STOP Separating Families

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sent letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a halt to the practice of separating families who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Ram's Sizzling Sunny Days Traffic Forecast
Ram's Sizzling Sunny Days Traffic Forecast

Sizzling sunny days are allowing construction crews to focus on their jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that creates congestion for motorists. Here are his areas to avoid today through June 23.

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'Boro FY19 Budget Approved...NO EXTRA TAXES!
'Boro FY19 Budget Approved...NO EXTRA TAXES!

On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $169.7-million budget for FY19 that begins July 1, 2018 with no additional taxes.

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36th Annual FOLKFEST Wrapping Up
36th Annual FOLKFEST Wrapping Up

It's been a great week for the 36th Annual International FolkFest. For the past week, dance troupes from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden have visited throughout our community. Residents are invited to a special free performance on the Murfreesboro square from 8:30AM to 12:30PM Saturday (6/16/2018).

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions On WGNS
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions On WGNS

The "ASK THE MAYOR" segment of the WGNS Action Line radio broadcast is always popular. Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland was on the radio Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

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Vandalism: Smyrna's Captain Kuss Memorial
Vandalism: Smyrna's Captain Kuss Memorial

The public is shocked that an act of vandalism occured at the Captain Kuss Memorial in Smyrna.

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RCEMS Believes In Miracles--So does TOBY DUDLEY!
RCEMS Believes In Miracles--So does TOBY DUDLEY!

In the past 3-years, the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services has made approximately 120-thousand calls. In that time-frame, only a few persons have been brought back to life after dieing when suffering cardiac arrest. Less than a month ago, Toby Dudley became number 8.

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Deer, Bear, Raccoons--OH MY!
Deer, Bear, Raccoons--OH MY!

Murfreesboro continues to be the tenth fastest growing cities with a population over 100-thousand in the United States. That may be bringing more quality jobs to the community, but it's creating a challenge for deer, turkeys, raccoons, groundhogs, skunks, and more.

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Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow
Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow

Motlow State Community College is offering the Accuplacer Assessment Test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2018 calendar year.

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Gas In 'Boro Again CHEAPEST IN STATE!
Gas In 'Boro Again CHEAPEST IN STATE!

Tennessee gas prices have declined 3 cents last week. Here in Murfreesboro, the lowest priced discounter dropped a penny and others join them with regular gas $2.58, again putting as having the cheapest gas.

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2015 Murder in Murfreesboro Headed to Court This Year
2015 Murder in Murfreesboro Headed to Court This Year

A 2015 murder case will go to trial in Murfreesboro on October 18, 2018. District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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Bonnaroo Proves
Bonnaroo Proves "True Blue"!

A large group of Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Recording Industry students are in Manchester, capturing and recording high-quality sound from the Who Stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges Through June 16th
Ram's Traffic Challenges Through June 16th

Warm weather and outdoor work season. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects are at a peak and warns of places to avoid while driving now through June 16th.

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Spirit of Recycling Award
Spirit of Recycling Award

The first Spirit of Recycling Awards dinner is set for 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, June 18, 2018, at the Carriage Lane Inn. Rich Products Corporation, Mahle Filter Systems and Cardinal Health are being honored.

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Blue Angel Memorial / Dedication in Honor of Deceased Pilot Jeff Kuss this Saturday
Blue Angel Memorial / Dedication in Honor of Deceased Pilot Jeff Kuss this Saturday

A special service for Blue Angel Captain Jeff Kuss will take place this Saturday in Smyrna. The memorial dedication...

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Thank You MCS--3rd Annual Camp for Special Needs Students
Thank You MCS--3rd Annual Camp for Special Needs Students

Murfreesboro City Schools third annual camp for students with special needs is being held at Scales Elementary thru June 7. Fifty-Six children, in first through sixth grade, will participate in a week filled with square dancing, country critters and all things wild West.

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It's Official: Craig Tindall is New City Manager!
It's Official: Craig Tindall is New City Manager!

The Murfreesboro City Council met Tuesday and named 57-year old Craig Tindall as the next city manager. Interim City Manger Jim Crumley led the search for a replacement when Rob Lyons retired in December.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Saturday In Smyrna
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Saturday In Smyrna

A man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Smyrna on Saturday and a woman is in critical condition.

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Blue Raider Track Runner Killed In Newport, TN
Blue Raider Track Runner Killed In Newport, TN

On Sunday afternoon The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department held a memorial service for Geoffrey Cheruiyot in the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame Building. The former MTSU runner was killed early Thursday (5/31/2018) morning when hit by a charter bus in Newport, TN after being involved in a crash just minutes before.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Price in State
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Price in State

The summer driving season is in full swing, and it opened with the most expensive gas prices in four years. Fortunately, those prices at the pump are beginning to trickle lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas at $2.59 per gallon.

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Becky Goff Runs for Murfreesboro School Board
Becky Goff Runs for Murfreesboro School Board

Becky Goff, a teacher for over 25 years, announced that she is a candidate for Murfreesboro School Board.

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SRO's
SRO's "Junior Deputy Camp" Helps Students

11-year old Andrea Campbell wanted to know about law enforcement and safety during the annual School Resource Officer's Junior Deputy Camp.

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Ram's Road report
Ram's Road report

This is the peak season for construction. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid today through June 9, 2018.

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St. Thomas Heart First TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART In TN
St. Thomas Heart First TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART In TN

Saint Thomas Health is the first health system in Tennessee to offer Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as part of their cardiac treatment services. Ashok N. Babu, M.D., will serve as surgical director of the program and Kyle Stribling, M.D. will serve as medical director.

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Chamber's Barbara Wolke Chairs STT Congressional Summit
Chamber's Barbara Wolke Chairs STT Congressional Summit

The 2018 Congressional Summit on Travel and Tourism produced by Southeast Tourism Society is scheduled for July 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is serving as Tennessee's chair for this year's event.

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USMC Capt. Kuss Memorial Nears Completion
USMC Capt. Kuss Memorial Nears Completion

On Friday morning (6/1/2018), traffic on a section of the Sam Ridley Parkway was diverted as a 350-ton crane with a telescopic boom length of 210.1 feet was used to lift the 21,600 pound aircraft from the flatbed trailer truck to a memorial pedestal at the entrance to the Lee Victory Recreation Park.

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THP Spotted Suspect In Grassy Ditch Beside Road
THP Spotted Suspect In Grassy Ditch Beside Road

Around 7:15 Friday morning, 31-year old Steven Joshua Wiggins was arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy.

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Murfreesboro Half Marathon soon to be OPEN for Registration
Murfreesboro Half Marathon soon to be OPEN for Registration

New This Year: Race registrations will be transferable (for a small transfer fee and through September 22) regardless of whether the race is sold out. This allows you to register early and avoid fee increases. And if for some reason you are unable to run, you may transfer that registration to a friend.

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Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department
Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department

The Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Murfreesboro with an award for Excellence in Fire Services.

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Four Dead In Walter Hill Memorial Day Shooting
Four Dead In Walter Hill Memorial Day Shooting

Memorial Day ended tragically in Walter Hill. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told NewsRadio WGNS that four adults were found fatally shot around 3:30 Monday afternoon in a home at 1132 Rivercrest Drive.

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Some 'Boro Gas $2.64, AAA Says
Some 'Boro Gas $2.64, AAA Says "Relief Is Ahead"!

Motorists should soon catch a break from rising gas prices. Oil and gasoline futures prices plunged after Russia and Saudi Arabia expressed interest in raising oil supply. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.64.

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Happy Birthday Wilbur
Happy Birthday Wilbur

Wilbur the Pig of Charlotte's Web fame turned 12 at the Batey Farm. Dr. Jason Greene joined John L. Batey to present the star porker a buttermilk Reeves Sain BIRTHDAY SHAKE.

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Flags of Remembrance was touching for those in attendance
Flags of Remembrance was touching for those in attendance

The 10th Annual Flags of Remembrance Healing Field took place Memorial Day weekend at First United Methodist Church at 265 West Thompson Lane.

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President Trump Visiting Nashville Tuesday (5/29/18)
President Trump Visiting Nashville Tuesday (5/29/18)

President Trump's visit to Nashville and the Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday will necessitate street closures downtown in the vicinity of the auditorium, which will host a 7 p.m. rally. Doors are scheduled to open by 4 p.m.

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Blackman Barbecue at The Grove on June 22nd!
Blackman Barbecue at The Grove on June 22nd!

For those of you who are new to town, the Blackman Barbecue has been a tradition for 69-years. This year's event is from 5:00 to 8:00 Friday evening, June 22, 2018 at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, across from The Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro (directly off of Medical Center Pkwy).

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Ram's
Ram's "Ready For Summer" Traffic Report

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that traffic will be light during the Memorial Day weekend, but be aware of construction areas to avoid after that period where heavy congestion will be likely. Here's Ram's report for today through June 2, 2018.

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Congratulations MPD Sergeant Justin Lemanski
Congratulations MPD Sergeant Justin Lemanski

The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Justin Lemanski from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

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K-12 Teachers--Learn How To Fly This Summer!
K-12 Teachers--Learn How To Fly This Summer!

K-12 teachers wanting a different summer educational opportunity -- one that includes learning how to fly an airplane and various aspects of aviation -- can apply to attend MTSU's basic and advanced graduate courses in Aerospace Education in June.

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Tennessee Treasure Hunting Is FUN!
Tennessee Treasure Hunting Is FUN!

It's better than receiving an e-mail about a fortune left to you by a late unknown relative in a far off land. Yes, it's UNCLAIMED PROPERTY that's being held for you in the vaults of the Tennessee Treasury.

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"Agreement In Principle" For City Manager Craig Tindall

There was thought that a new city manager would be officially announced at Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council meeting, but Interim City Manager Jim Crumley said, "We have just completed an agreement in principle for the new city manager, but I want to make certain the council has enough time to study the contract before voting on it."

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Heart Warming Murfreesboro City Council Meeting
Heart Warming Murfreesboro City Council Meeting

Murfreesboro City Council meeting Thursday night and opened with Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris introducing the near-capacity room to 11-year-old Noah Gaines who shared how he was inspired to personally help many homeless in our city.

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New Officers Rutherford County Democratic Party
New Officers Rutherford County Democratic Party

The Rutherford County Democratic Party held its Kennedy Day Dinner and elected new officers.

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It's TSSAA Spring Fling Week
It's TSSAA Spring Fling Week

TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County this week. The best high school athletes in the state will compete for championships in tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field.

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Gas Prices Climb Another Penny--$2.55
Gas Prices Climb Another Penny--$2.55

Some Murfreesboro's discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.55 per gallon, up about a penny from last week.

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36th International Folkfest In 'Boro On June 10-17, 2018
36th International Folkfest In 'Boro On June 10-17, 2018

A dance troupe from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden arrive in Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 10, 2018, for the 36th year of sharing various cultures with Middle Tennesseeans at the International Folkfest.

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Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana
Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana

A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.

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MTSU Robotics Club STRONG!
MTSU Robotics Club STRONG!

For the second consecutive year, members of the MTSU Robotics Club shined at the National Robotics Challenge recently at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Marion, Ohio.

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VOTE in BEP Photo Contest on FaceBook
VOTE in BEP Photo Contest on FaceBook

Congratulations to the three teachers who are in the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards video contest on Facebook. Now the public needs to vote and select a winner.

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Ram's Traffic Report
Ram's Traffic Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran studies site plans and warns motorists of potential trouble zones for traffic now through May 26, 2018..

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CITY SCHOOLS'
CITY SCHOOLS' "Farm To School" Curriculum

Approximately 600 Murfreesboro City School third-graders from six schools experienced MTSU farm life during a field trip. It was the culminating event of their Farm to School curriculum.

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Congratulations Dalton!
Congratulations Dalton!

It's graduation time, and the WGNS family is proud of the accomplishments of Dalton Barrett, the son of Heather and Bryan.

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Saturday Murder In Reid Alley--Suspect Arrested!
Saturday Murder In Reid Alley--Suspect Arrested!

Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a call of a shooting at 532 Reid Alley. Upon arrival patrol officers found a male shooting victim unresponsive outside the residence.

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'Boro Closer To Hiring New City Manager
'Boro Closer To Hiring New City Manager

Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council ended with Interim City Manager Jim Crumley stating that current City Attorney Craig Tindall was the best candidate for the city manager position. Crumley was given approval by the council to negotiate an agreement.

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Comments on
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Comments on "13 Reasons Why"

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) draws attention to the release of the second season of the Netflix drama, "13 Reasons Why," on May 18, 2018. Following the release of Season One in May 2017, TSPN...

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Peace Officers Memorial Day Services
Peace Officers Memorial Day Services

On Thursday the Murfreesboro Police Department held the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the new headquarters building on Highland Avenue. A massive marble memorial to the fallen officers was unveiled in a special garden beside the entrance to the new facility.

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Two Die In Wednesday Night Domestic Shooting
Two Die In Wednesday Night Domestic Shooting

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told WGNS that two people died in a shooting late Wednesday at their home on Annadel Court. A husband and wife were found deceased, and their 2-year old was in the home.

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Gas Stable At Some Local Discounters--$2.47 Per Gallon
Gas Stable At Some Local Discounters--$2.47 Per Gallon

Gas prices rocketed higher last week in most markets, due to reductions in domestic supply and the oil market's response to the President's decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon. Locally, that price is unchanged from the previous week.

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New Things at the Linebaugh Library
New Things at the Linebaugh Library

The Rutherford County Library System is growing and WGNS is working to highlight positive new changes.

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Ram's Road Report Today Through May 19th
Ram's Road Report Today Through May 19th

When Ram Balachandran checked his construction reports, it appeared that everyone had a case of spring fever from today through May 19th.

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"Goodness Gracious..." Memorial Day Rock'n Roll!

Grab those blue suede shoes along with a pink polka dot bikini and head to the Arts Center of Cannon County over at 7:30 Friday night, May 25th. Begin the Memorial Day weekend with a visit to 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury, where you'll feel the earth move.

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THANK YOU RCEMS
THANK YOU RCEMS

Walmart and Sam's Club have teamed up with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service (RCEMS) with a Lifesaver award.

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162-Year Old Woman's Club Needs Major Renovations
162-Year Old Woman's Club Needs Major Renovations

Imagine the expense of keeping-up a 162-year old home. The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is seeing that with their 1856 Italianate-style home on the corner of West College and North Academy Streets.

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Council Approves $33-Million School Off Veterans Parkway
Council Approves $33-Million School Off Veterans Parkway

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize contracts with CBRE/Heery for project management services and Johnson+Bailey for architectural services of a new Murfreesboro K-6 school. The new school, to be located at Veterans Parkway and St. Andrews Drive, will be designed similar to Overall Creek Elementary. Anticipated opening is August 2019.

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CMS Best High School In TN
CMS Best High School In TN

Central Magnet School has once again been ranked the best high school in Tennessee and 10th best magnet school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Sports-News Jon Dinkins Retiring From County Schools
Sports-News Jon Dinkins Retiring From County Schools

Jon Dinkins, the man you hear doing ball games as well as the morning news on WGNS, was the honored Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Elementary School. The longtime local educator is retiring as principal of this county school and devoting more time to grandparenting.

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Murfreesboro Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges Relating to Islamic Center of M'boro Vandalism
Murfreesboro Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges Relating to Islamic Center of M'boro Vandalism

Charles Dwight Stout, III, 20, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Wednesday (5/9/18) in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to damage religious property and to causing damage to religious property because of its religious character, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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City School's
City School's "Employee Recognition Celebration"

Murfreesboro City School's "Second Annual Employee Recognition Celebration" was held Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place. Reitring Black Fox Elementary Principal Joe Thompson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Antonio Starnes Charged With University St. Shooting
Antonio Starnes Charged With University St. Shooting

Murfreesboro Police have arrested 40-year old Antonio Starnes in connection with last Thursday's (5/3/2018) early morning shooting on University Street.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In State
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In State

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.59 on Sunday. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas selling for $2.47.

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Judicial Center OPEN FOR BUSINESS Today!
Judicial Center OPEN FOR BUSINESS Today!

Today (Monday) marks the first day courts are in session at the new Rutherford County Judicial Center on Lytle at North Maple Streets.

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Rutherford County SORT Team In Giles County
Rutherford County SORT Team In Giles County

The SORT team from Rutherford County is in Giles County assisting in the search for missing a kayaker. As of Monday night, Cooper not found.

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3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night
3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night

Murfreesboro Police responded to a three vehicle crash shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening at the intersection of East Clark and North Tennessee Boulevards.

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Construction At Thompson Lane Trailhead
Construction At Thompson Lane Trailhead

If you travel Thompson Lane regularly, especially near the Stones River Bridge, the backed-up traffic is often frustrating. Is the construction project at the Thompson Lane Trailhead part of the cure?

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WELCOME:   TN Radio Hall of Fame
WELCOME: TN Radio Hall of Fame

The 7th Annual Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. WMC TV's Dave Brown, a 2017 inductee, emceed the event.

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Ram's
Ram's "CONGESTION" Forecast

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that spring temps and gentle breezes will create enthusiastic construction crews who will create traffic challenges.

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TN Ginseng Growers Met Friday At MTSU
TN Ginseng Growers Met Friday At MTSU

Growers, buyers and sellers of ginseng came from Roan Mountain in upper East Tennessee to Perry County at the eastern edge of West Tennessee and from all parts in between.

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Murfreesboro Police Beat
Murfreesboro Police Beat

Murfreesboro's POLICE BEAT includes thefts

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MPD Crack-Down On Crime
MPD Crack-Down On Crime

Murfreesboro Police continue to make clear, this community does not tolerate crime.

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TN Supreme Court Suspends Cope 25 More Months
TN Supreme Court Suspends Cope 25 More Months

The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended a Rutherford County attorney, James Carl Cope, for an additional 25 months.

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OHS Karmyn Casey in Scholars Group
OHS Karmyn Casey in Scholars Group

Oakland High School International Baccalaureate alum Karmyn Casey has been accepted into the Leadership Knoxville Scholars program through The University of Tennessee and Leadership Knoxville.

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Susan G. Komen Central TN Gives $75K Grant
Susan G. Komen Central TN Gives $75K Grant

Saint Thomas Medical Partners received a $75,000 grant for the Our Mission in Motion (OMIM) program from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.

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New Family at RION FLOWERS, COFFEE & GIFTS
New Family at RION FLOWERS, COFFEE & GIFTS

Jon and Sharon Moffitt have decided to sell the flower shop that was started by his family 79-years ago. They wanted someone who would love the community as much as theirs and knew Jenny and Chuck Harrison were the ones.

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Murfreesboro's
Murfreesboro's "Movie Man" Bill Brooks Died Friday

Murfreesboro lost a true treasure Friday morning, "movie-man" Bill Brooks lost his battle with cancer.

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Wish From Stones River Manor Residents Granted!
Wish From Stones River Manor Residents Granted!

At 4:00 o'clock Thursday (5/3/2018) afternoon, Stones River Manor opened a new page in their history of service to the community. The county's first memory care services were dramatically expanded. Plus, the massive complex now includes everything from independent through advanced care.

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New Month: 'Boro Gas $2.49 Per Gallon
New Month: 'Boro Gas $2.49 Per Gallon

Monday is the conclusion to what was the most expensive April for gas prices in four years. The new month begins with several 'Boro discounters offering regular gas at $2.49 per gallon--not the best buy in the state, but not the most expensive either.

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"Autism Family Day" A Huge Success!

Beautiful sunny skies with temperatures around 70 made Saturday's AUTISM FAMILY DAY atPatterson Park a huge success.

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Semi Slams THP and Coffee County Deputy
Semi Slams THP and Coffee County Deputy

Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning, semi-driver slammed into a Tennessee Highway Patrol and Coffee County Sheriff patrol vehicles near mile marker 112.

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E. Coli Romaine Lettuce In Tennessee
E. Coli Romaine Lettuce In Tennessee

What's in your salad? Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that Tennessee is now included in the outbreak of E. coli believed to be from romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma Valley of Arizona.

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Reduce CHILD ABUSE Now!
Reduce CHILD ABUSE Now!

Child Abuse Prevention Month is ending in a few days, and our local hometown heros walked for the Child Advocacy Center a week ago, but law enforcement, child welfare and other officials vow to reduce this tragedy and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Avoid This Area"

Spring is in the air, and construction crews are running at full speed. That might create issues for motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid in Murfreesboro today through May 5th.

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Gifts To Non-Profits DOUBLED 5/2: BIG PAYBACK
Gifts To Non-Profits DOUBLED 5/2: BIG PAYBACK

Don't forget, the BIG PAYBACK is this coming Wednesday, and you can go on-line, make a donation and that donation will be matched by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Central Magnet's 1953 Pontiac Again In Great Race
Central Magnet's 1953 Pontiac Again In Great Race

For their second consecutive year, a group of students from Central Magnet School will be driving their 1953 Pontiac Chieftan in the Great Race. This year's race begins in Buffalo, New York and ends in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Perfect Day for Cannonsburgh's PIONEER DAYS
Perfect Day for Cannonsburgh's PIONEER DAYS

Sunny skies, a gentle breeze and temperatures around 70--the perfect day for Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village's PIONEER DAYS on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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110th General Assembly Issues
110th General Assembly Issues

The 2018 Tennessee Legislature just concluded the 110th General Assembly. The Rutherford County delegation tell "the rest of the story".

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MTSU Helping 400+ Olympiad Elementary Students
MTSU Helping 400+ Olympiad Elementary Students

Young geniuses interested in all things science will experience pasta mobiles, pentathlons and more during the 11th annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

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Property Assessor Asks Governor To Kill HB2038
Property Assessor Asks Governor To Kill HB2038"

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell is on record saying state legislation HB2038 is a clear violation of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.

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City School's Kindergarten Registration May 3-4, 2018
City School's Kindergarten Registration May 3-4, 2018

Murfreesboro City Schools will host kindergarten registration next Thursday and Friday for students who will enter kindergarten this coming school year (2018-19). Children must be five years old on or before August 15, 2018.

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RCSO Chaplain John Spurgeon Honored Nationally
RCSO Chaplain John Spurgeon Honored Nationally

Chaplain John Spurgeon of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and Correctional Work Center earned the Volunteer of the Year award from the American Jail Association.

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Justin Baucom Back In Jail After Escaping April 1st
Justin Baucom Back In Jail After Escaping April 1st

A 30-year old escapee from the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center was back in custody Friday after 27 days of freedom.

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MPD Grand Opening  Sunday 1-5 PM
MPD Grand Opening Sunday 1-5 PM

The public is invited to a special community viewing of the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, from 1 to 5PM this coming Sunday afternoon (4/29/2018).

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Search For Murfreesboro City Manager Continues
Search For Murfreesboro City Manager Continues

How is the search going for a new Murfreesboro city manager? The council invites to the public to hear a presentation from the consulting firm at 1:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday afternoon in the City Council Chambers.

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RCSO Deputy Chris Beach Receives Life Savers Award
RCSO Deputy Chris Beach Receives Life Savers Award

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Beach received the Saving the Life Savers Award from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh for saving a 6-year-old girl.

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600+ Toured New Judicial Center
600+ Toured New Judicial Center

The official ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies for the new Rutherford County Judical Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

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LOCAL Businesses Spotlighted
LOCAL Businesses Spotlighted

The first annual LIGHT-UP LOCAL AWARDS were presented Tuesday (4/24/2018) at the Grove At Williamson Place.

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Gas Unchanged In 'Boro: $2.48/gallon
Gas Unchanged In 'Boro: $2.48/gallon

Americans are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in years. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.48 per gallon. That is unchanged from the previous week.

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Mass Shooting by Naked Man In Antioch's Waffle House
Mass Shooting by Naked Man In Antioch's Waffle House

There are 4 dead, 2 critically wounded and 2 with minor injuries after a Sunday morning shooting at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike (highway 41-70) in neighboring Davidson County's Antioch community, not far from the Rutherford County line.

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Travis Reinking On TBI's
Travis Reinking On TBI's "10 Most Wanted" List

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list, Travis Reinking.

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City School's
City School's "Summer Food Programs"

Murfreesboro City Schools announces its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at twenty-four locations this summer. With the school year coming to an end, the MCS Nutrition Department will be kicking off the Summer Food Service Program in May.

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Tennessee's
Tennessee's "Opiod Crisis" with Motorists & More

It's pretty sobering to think that Tennessee has one of the highest rates of drug related traffic fatalities in the nation.

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Oaklands Mansion's FREE Day In May
Oaklands Mansion's FREE Day In May

It's not often tht Oaklands Mansion offers free admission, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th.Enjoy history, food trucks and vintage baseball.

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Road Warrior Ram, Helping YOU!
Road Warrior Ram, Helping YOU!

Fee, fi, fo, fum--springtime traffic is no fun. UNLESS you heed Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's areas to avoid between today through April 28th.

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Monday 7PM:  ReCycle Rutherford's Annual Meeting
Monday 7PM: ReCycle Rutherford's Annual Meeting

Will "Tiny Homes for Vets" help those living in the Heart of Tennessee? That's one of the topics at the 7:00 o'clock Monday evening RECYCLE RUTHERFORD's Annual Meeting at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.

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1911 Society Has Huge Impact On MTSU
1911 Society Has Huge Impact On MTSU

For MTSU nontraditional student Corbitt Huseth, the scholarships and financial assistance he received thanks to MTSU donors was critical in him being able to balance family and a graduate assistantship.

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Is
Is "Political Polarization" A Big Problem?

Amid public concern about the effect of polarization on the political process, one professor is stepping forward with an explanation during a special visit to MTSU set for this coming Monday.

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National Parks Week:  April 21-29, 2018
National Parks Week: April 21-29, 2018

This is the start of National Parks Week (April 21-29), and I wanted to send you a statement from Senator Alexander, who is working to pass his legislation to help pay for the $11.6 billion park maintenance backlog.

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TN Business Barometer Hits New HIGH!
TN Business Barometer Hits New HIGH!

Tennessee business leaders' growing optimism about their own sectors pushed the Tennessee Business Barometer to a new high this month.

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Legislation Passed Showing Teachers-Students Not A Fault With TN Ready
Legislation Passed Showing Teachers-Students Not A Fault With TN Ready

The State Senate passed legislation Thursday, supported by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) to hold teachers and students harmless in the TNReady testing assessments conducted for the 2017-2018 school year.

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2018 ATHENA Award: Dr. Sherry Galloway
2018 ATHENA Award: Dr. Sherry Galloway

2018 ATHENA award goes to Dr. Sherry Galloway, and the Young Professional Leadership Award recipient is Yolanda S. Greene. The celebration was Thursday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

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ATHEENA Scholarships
ATHEENA Scholarships

Two scholarships were awarded at the 2018 ATHENA Award Ceremony on Thursday evening at the Embassy Suites. The organization grants a non-traditional scholarship to a Rutherford County woman who is pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree later in life.

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One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim
One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim

"One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim," Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer said. "This means that everywhere you see children in our community - in schools, day cares, Sunday school classes, sports teams, cheerleading squads, choirs, bands - there are children who need our help."

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CHILD ABUSE--Impressionable Young Minds!
CHILD ABUSE--Impressionable Young Minds!

The public is encouraged to see a video about the impact of child abuse on impressionable young minds. It will be shown at 6:30 this Thusday night at MTSU's Ned McWherter Learning Resource Center.

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Sometimes We Just Need Something Positive!
Sometimes We Just Need Something Positive!

When Paul Rocco's shepherd mix Butch wandered away Sunday, he was worried about his beloved pet.

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Gas UP A Nickle In Murfreesboro
Gas UP A Nickle In Murfreesboro

Pump prices will get more expensive this week, due to rising geopolitical tensions in the middle east. Here in the 'Boro, discounters started the week a nickle higher with some offering regular petro at $2.48 per gallon.

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St. Thomas Health Reports
St. Thomas Health Reports "Allergies Impact Mood"

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are one of the country's most common diseases and more Americans than ever before are suffering from allergies.

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Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments
Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments

When firefighters arrived at the Ashwood Cove Apartment complex at 1606 North Tennessee Boulevard heavy smoke and flames were coming out of the roofline.

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A giant sale in the back of a tractor trailer truck
A giant sale in the back of a tractor trailer truck

It is something that most grocery stores don't do... Well, no stores do it.

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Area
Area "Wage & Benefits Study"

MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center has released a comprehensive study of wage and benefits study of Midstate manufacturers to help economic development officials attract and keep good-paying jobs in the region.

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Center for the Arts Bash--HUGE Success!
Center for the Arts Bash--HUGE Success!

The Center for the Arts held its major fundraiser of the year Saturday night, and Executive Director Patience Long said, "It was a huge success"!

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7AM Saturday Blaze Destroys La Lavergne Home
7AM Saturday Blaze Destroys La Lavergne Home

A home on Laurel Ledge Drive in La Vergne was totally destroyed by fire Saturday morning.

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MTSU Female Forum Before CMA in Las Vegas
MTSU Female Forum Before CMA in Las Vegas

MTSU Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel joined her two fellow co-founders on Saturday night in Las Vegas before the CMA Awards to discuss obstacles faced by women in country music. This trio created an educational forum that was called Change the Conversation.

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JUDICIAL CENTER Open House 4PM April 25th!
JUDICIAL CENTER Open House 4PM April 25th!

The Rutherford County Judicial Center at 116 West Lytle Street at Maple will have a community open house with ribbon cutting at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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MTSU's 13th Annual Holocaust and Genocide Conference
MTSU's 13th Annual Holocaust and Genocide Conference

The 13th biennial MTSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference is an effort to document these atrocities and share knowledge about them. The 2018 event is slated for April 19-21 in the James Union Building.

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MTSU Students look at Academy of Country Music Awards
MTSU Students look at Academy of Country Music Awards

A select group of Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will get a behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's activities with the Academy of Country Music Awards, thanks to the support of American Addiction Centers (AAC).

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Dr. Jim and Sydney Boerner host
Dr. Jim and Sydney Boerner host "Red, White & Bayou"

Tickets are now available for United Way's signature fundraising event, Red, White and Bayou on Friday, May 11, 2018 are now available at United Way.

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US Senator Alexander on Friday's Missile Strikes
US Senator Alexander on Friday's Missile Strikes

Tennessee's two United States Senators share their thoughts on Friday night's U.S. missile strike against Syria.

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Elishia Gifford promoted at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Elishia Gifford promoted at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital promotes Elishia Gifford, RN, BSN, to Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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"Stricter Gun Laws" in TN UP 58%

Support for stricter laws on gun sales has jumped to 58 percent among Tennessee registered voters, according to an MTSU Poll taken during the same week as the "March for Our Lives" demonstrations in Washington D.C. and around the country.

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Share Your Sunshine, Volunteer at Special Olympics!
Share Your Sunshine, Volunteer at Special Olympics!

The local Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be at MTSU's Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium this Friday morning, and they desperately need for volunteers. Will you help? Phone (615) 542-1230.

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UPDATE on Wednesday's fatal motorcycle crash
UPDATE on Wednesday's fatal motorcycle crash

Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.

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Statuate of Limitations could be abolished for those who sexually abuse children in TN
Statuate of Limitations could be abolished for those who sexually abuse children in TN

A bill moved forward by State Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Bill Ketron could eventually abolish the statute of limitations in Tennessee against those who sexually abuse children.

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Flock Gathered For Old Fashioned Boiler-Style Revival
Flock Gathered For Old Fashioned Boiler-Style Revival

There was a spirit-filled old fashioned boiler-style revival at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning.

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Make Your Medical Decisions BEFORE Needs!
Make Your Medical Decisions BEFORE Needs!

There will be a FREE National Healthcare Decisions Day program at 10:00 o'clock this coming Monday (4/16/2018) morning at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Boulevard.

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Liquor Stores could be OPEN on Sunday by This Weekend or Next in TN
Liquor Stores could be OPEN on Sunday by This Weekend or Next in TN


Senator Bill Ketron stated that liquor stores could be open on Sundays as soon as this weekend or next...

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Stones River Greenway Growing To Barfield Park
Stones River Greenway Growing To Barfield Park

Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

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$1.3-million in Drugs Seized Locally
$1.3-million in Drugs Seized Locally

On Monday, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office along with state and federal investigators seized almost $1.3 million worth of clandestine, lab-produced illegal pills and a powder to make Xanax.

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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber Talks To Scouts
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber Talks To Scouts

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Rutherford County 2018 Good Scout Award Luncheon, held by the Trail of Tears District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America at World Outreach Church.

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Agencies
Agencies "TEAM" To Help YOU!

NewsRadio WGNS is beginning a series on how fortunate Murfreesboro residents and businesses are to be HERE! We start with what some describe as a simple medical emergency that occured Tuesday evening on Thompson Lane.

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City of Murfreesboro Honors Telecommunicators
City of Murfreesboro Honors Telecommunicators

This is telecommunicators week across the nation, and Murfreesboro is honoring those who serve as the life saving link between the public and first responders.

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It's
It's "Telecommunicators Week": Kelly Dotson Honored

April 8-14, 2018 is TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK and Kelly Dotson with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services is the "2018 Telecommunicator of the Year".

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DRIVERS EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP
DRIVERS EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit their highest price point of 2018 on Saturday at $2.663 per gallon. Here in the 'Boro discounters raised prices 12-cents to open the week at $2.43 per gallon.

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April Is Sexual Assault Month--You Need To Know
April Is Sexual Assault Month--You Need To Know

April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH, and there are some things you need to know.

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'Boro Spring Traffic Challenges Blossom
'Boro Spring Traffic Challenges Blossom

This is the time of year that construction crews blossom with full energy, which also creates challenges for passing motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through April 14th.

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Entrepreneurship Explodes at MTSU
Entrepreneurship Explodes at MTSU

MTSU entrepreneurship majors bossed up during the 2018 Business Plan Competition's Trade Show.

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County School's Gary Clardy Retiring
County School's Gary Clardy Retiring

Rutherford County Schools Assistant Superintendent for Engineering and Construction Gary Clardy announced plans to retire July 1, 2018.

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Dickson County Father Charged With Murder
Dickson County Father Charged With Murder

Father charged with murder!

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Breez LaLonde Wins Rotary Speech Contest
Breez LaLonde Wins Rotary Speech Contest

Oakland High School eleventh grade student Breez LaLonde won the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "4 Way Test Public Speaking Contest" Saturday morning at Adams Place.

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Tour Oaklands Park on April 29th
Tour Oaklands Park on April 29th

Join Oaklands Mansion's Curator and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, for a unique tour of Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars now to spend Sunday, April 29th exploring the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park.

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APRIL 28: Autism Family Day at Patterson Park
APRIL 28: Autism Family Day at Patterson Park

Patterson Park Community Center announces their 1st Annual Autism Family Fun Festival to be held on Saturday, April 28, from noon until 4:00 that afternoon.

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BEWARE: Lawn Mowers on Rural Roads
BEWARE: Lawn Mowers on Rural Roads

Tis the season of grass and weeds--plus, with yards growing to road's edge, lawn mowers often get into the roadway. MOTORISTS beware of lawn mowers, and residents--WATCH OUT FOR VEHICLES!

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Equali-Tea 4:30PM Tuesday at MTSU
Equali-Tea 4:30PM Tuesday at MTSU

The Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold their Equali-Tea at 4:30 this coming Tuesday (4/10/2018) afternoon at MTSU's Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street.

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Rutherford County Special OP's Team Helping Search In Dickson County
Rutherford County Special OP's Team Helping Search In Dickson County

Units from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office and the Special Operations Unit from Emergency Management left Thursday afternoon to assist in the search for the missing 5-year old boy in Dickson County.

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Allergies Are ROUGH This Time of the Year!
Allergies Are ROUGH This Time of the Year!

Some say they're tired, others sneeze constantly and a few describe feeling of being in a fog.

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Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice
Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice

A civil rights activist, educator and political leader from Mississippi and a Minnesota colleague helping to ensure those activists' place in history will visit MTSU this Thursday, April 5, to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice in America.

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Housing Market Remains Positive In Tennessee
Housing Market Remains Positive In Tennessee

Tennessee's fourth quarter housing market showed continued positive trends, with home prices rising statewide even as the total number of permits dropped from the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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Beware: Ram's Spring Construction Traffic Jams
Beware: Ram's Spring Construction Traffic Jams

Spring is in the air, birds are chirping and construction crews will be running full speed. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential hot spots from now through April 7, 2018.

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16th Annual Southern Girls Rock Camp
16th Annual Southern Girls Rock Camp

The 16th annual Southern Girls Rock Camp is accepting applications for both volunteer instructors and campers to attend the July 24-28 day camp at MTSU for girls and nonconforming youth ages 10 to 17.

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Linebaugh Book Signing for 3 CMS Students
Linebaugh Book Signing for 3 CMS Students

Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting a local author book signing for three students from the Advanced Honors English Class at Central Magnet School. The event will be on Thursday, April 12, from 3:30 - 7:00PM.

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Three Dead, Head-On Crash in Milton, TN
Three Dead, Head-On Crash in Milton, TN

A two-vehicle crash took three lives on state highway 96 in Milton around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.

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Did You FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Saturday?
Did You FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Saturday?

Reports of feeling the earth shake around Saturday (3/31/2018) evening have been reported by several persons in Rutherford County.

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NSDAR Reminds: Tuesday is 100th Anniversary of
NSDAR Reminds: Tuesday is 100th Anniversary of "American Creed"

Did you realize that the 100th anniversary of The American's Creed is this coming Tuesday, April 3, 2018? A special thank you to Murfreesboro's Karen W. Hudson for making us aware of this.

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Kimberly Family Foundation helps those in need.
Kimberly Family Foundation helps those in need.

The Kimberly Family Foundation presented a check for $3,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry, which will take place at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro.

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Welcome DarKenya W. Waller, Legal Aid Ex. Director
Welcome DarKenya W. Waller, Legal Aid Ex. Director

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has named attorney DarKenya W. Waller as its new executive director.

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2.7% Unemployed In Rutherford County
2.7% Unemployed In Rutherford County

Rutherford County's unemployment for February was 2.7 per cent, which put us third in the state.

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Spring Blooms at MTSU
Spring Blooms at MTSU

The spring showcase, presented by the MTSU Alumni Association, will be held April 6-14 on and off the MTSU campus.

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UPDATED: Missing Person Located by MPD
UPDATED: Missing Person Located by MPD

An update to a missing person from Murfreesboro. Nineteen year old Chase Dean Nelson has been located by Murfreesboro Police.

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Joan Cronan Will Address Equali-Tea at MTSU
Joan Cronan Will Address Equali-Tea at MTSU

Former longtime University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Joan Cronan will share her wisdom as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Equali-Tea at MTSU's Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street. The event begins at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon on April 10, 2018.

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RHS Senior Luke Love Elected FFA State President
RHS Senior Luke Love Elected FFA State President

For the second time in history, a Riverdale High School student has been elected as the Tennessee FFA president.

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MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduced
MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduced

MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County welcomes new men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt.

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2-Year Moratorium On K-12 Assessments
2-Year Moratorium On K-12 Assessments

Legislation placing a two-year moratorium on any new statewide assessments for students in grades K-12 is headed to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature after passage in the State Senate on Monday night.

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Springs Magic Creates Challenge for Motorists
Springs Magic Creates Challenge for Motorists

Spring's magic is about to be in full bloom, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that construction projects will bring challenges to 'Boro motorists. He gives specifics on areas to avoid between now and March 31.

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524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!
524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!

The man who received extensive burns over much of his body in a house fire at 524 N. Maple Street about a week and a half ago has died at the Vanderbilt Burns Clinic in Nashville.

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Gas UP In TN, down in 'Boro!
Gas UP In TN, down in 'Boro!

Tennessee motorists will soon find some of the most expensive gas prices in five months. Here in the 'Boro, discounters dropped prices 6-cents to again give local motorists the least expensive gas in the Volunteer State. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.19 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro Unites for HOLY WEEK
Murfreesboro Unites for HOLY WEEK

This coming week is Holy Week, and again the downtown Murfreesboro churches are each having a one-hour service and lunch at noon each day.

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Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday
Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday

Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday.

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Gun Found In 8th Grader's Backpack
Gun Found In 8th Grader's Backpack

A weapon was found at Blackman Middle School on Thursday morning. The 8th grader was arrested and expelled in accordance with the Zero Tolerance policy.

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UPDATE on 2 LPD Officers Injured Arresting Suspect!
UPDATE on 2 LPD Officers Injured Arresting Suspect!

Here's an update on the two La Vergne Police officers injured this past Tuesday while arresting a suspect.

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Memory Care Unit for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients now open
Memory Care Unit for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients now open

A new Memory Care Unit officially opened this past Saturday in Murfreesboro. Hope Patterson with the Villages of Murfreesboro spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker...

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Walk April 20th To Reduce Child Sexual Abuse
Walk April 20th To Reduce Child Sexual Abuse

1 of 10 local children are sexually abused before age 18. Help end this by walking from the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza to the Child Advocacy Center at 11:45AM on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Congratulations Reeves-Sain Drugstore
Congratulations Reeves-Sain Drugstore

Reeves-Sain has earned the American Pharmacists Association 2018 Immunization Champion Award in Community Outreach. Reeves-Sain's Dr. Jason Greene will be on WGNS this coming Friday morning to tell about some medical break-throughs.

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Spring Is Here, And So Are The Eggs!
Spring Is Here, And So Are The Eggs!

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is ramping up for Spring with several varieties of Easter egg hunts. This includes the more "out of the box" underwater hunt as well as the "more traditional" hidden in grassy field approach.

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Women's History Month: Safety Forum Thursday
Women's History Month: Safety Forum Thursday

Experts will come together at MTSU from 11:00 this coming Thursday morning until 3:00 that afternoon for a Campus Safety Summit.

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Chocolate Hike At Barield Park This Saturday
Chocolate Hike At Barield Park This Saturday

Children ages 8 and older have an opportunity to take a chocolate hike that starts at 2:30 this coming Saturday afternoon at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Park.

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Safety Seat Check Wednesday
Safety Seat Check Wednesday

The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department is offering a free child safety seat installation check on Wednesday. It will be from 11:00 o'clock that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon at Murfreesboro Fire Station #9 at 802 Cason Lane.

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Pay Book Fines, Feed Hungry--April 8-11, 2018
Pay Book Fines, Feed Hungry--April 8-11, 2018

Are overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry!

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Gas Prices Up 13-Cents In 'Boro
Gas Prices Up 13-Cents In 'Boro

Gas prices are on the rise once again, after declining for nearly two weeks. Tennessee gas prices declined early last week, then rose a total of 4 cents statewide and up 13-cents locally.

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ARREST Made in N. Maple St. Fire in Murfreesboro
ARREST Made in N. Maple St. Fire in Murfreesboro

On Monday, the fire department told WGNS, the Murfreesboro Police Department has charged 51 year old John Daniel Carothers (2/10/1966) with attempted first degree murder...

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WEATHER BULLETIN: Schools Closing AND MORE
WEATHER BULLETIN: Schools Closing AND MORE

Check the latest closings, cancellations and early dismissals due to the threat of severe weather.

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Woodbury to soon see an Adult Psychiatric Unit
Woodbury to soon see an Adult Psychiatric Unit

Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in neighboring Woodbury announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.

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Wednesday Is  Small Business Development Center Day
Wednesday Is Small Business Development Center Day

This coming Wednesday MTSU is joining Governor Bill Haslam in recognizing Small Business Development Centers around the country for their impact on the lifeblood of the economy.

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Missing OHS 17-Year Old Home and Safe
Missing OHS 17-Year Old Home and Safe

Molly Spies walked into the Murfreesboro Police Department early Saturday morning. She had been missing for 10-days.

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Perfect Day: 7th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE
Perfect Day: 7th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE

Re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield placed a cannon in the middle of Garrison Drive and fired it to start each of Saturday morning's three Special Kids Races. There was the 15K race, 5K, and 1-mile fun run and walk.

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Ram's
Ram's "Springtime for Murfreesboro Motorists"

Spring officially arrives this coming Tuesday, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports some earlier projects are being completed, while crews prepare for new construction. Here are Ram's traffic challenges for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 24th

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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

MTSU theater, music, dance and multimedia students are stitching their many talents into a multimedia "coat of many colors" production at MTSU's Tucker Theatre running April 5-8, 2018.

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Missing Woman Found Deceased Early March
Missing Woman Found Deceased Early March

Here's an update on a person who was reported missing, and sadly her remains were found a week later. Sheriff's detectives are actively investigating the death of a Rutherford County woman whose family reported her missing February 27th.

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Thanks MMC--Another Successful Bald In The Boro
Thanks MMC--Another Successful Bald In The Boro

On Friday evening Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's Bald In The Boro had another successful campaign at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot on Butler Drive.

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State Senator Shane Reeves Sworn Into Office
State Senator Shane Reeves Sworn Into Office

Joined by his family, State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) took the oath of office at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning, beginning his tenure representing Tennessee's 14th Senatorial District.

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Stewarts Creek High Student: RUNAWAY
Stewarts Creek High Student: RUNAWAY

A Murfreesboro teen is missing and police are asking for your help. Aubreyana Crawford has been reported as a runaway.

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April 1st Brings Day of Fame for
April 1st Brings Day of Fame for "Bridgey McBridgeface"

The Murfreesboro City Council is taking public support for the humorous naming of the 'Bridge over Broad' in 'Tongue n' cheek' stride. An official proclamation issued by the City Council has endorsed the name 'Bridgey McBridgeface,' if only for a day on April 1, April Fools' Day.

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New Memory Care Unit to open Saturday (3/17/18) in Murfreesboro
New Memory Care Unit to open Saturday (3/17/18) in Murfreesboro

A new Memory Care Unit will officially open on Saturday in Murfreesboro. Hope Patterson with the Villages of Murfreesboro spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about it...

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"Let's Win It For The Coach"...5:30PM Sunday in Louisville

While Blue Raider Coach Kermit Davis is being a Southern gentleman and not saying a word about future plans, the men on the squad have burst forth with exploding energy. Could they be feeling "Let's do it for our coach". They take on Louisville at 5:30 (Central Time) Sunday night in KFC's Yum Center.

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3:30PM Wednesday Blaze Destroys Home
3:30PM Wednesday Blaze Destroys Home

A Wednesday afternoon house fire on Valley Bend Road was fully engulfed in flames when the first units from the Rutherford County Fire Department arrived on the scene around 3:30.

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Barnabas Vision and the
Barnabas Vision and the "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.

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FREE Day In May Returns!
FREE Day In May Returns!

FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, May 12th at Oaklands Mansion for "Free Day."

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Is Autism On The Increase?
Is Autism On The Increase?

TrustPoint Hospital at 1009 North Thompson Lane is in the process of adding 148-beds to its existing facility, and this will enable them to better serve the specialty health needs of this community.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Adds Mobile Library
Murfreesboro City Schools Adds Mobile Library

Murfreesboro City Schools is preparing to take reading on the road this summer. They will add a library on wheels to encourage reading during the summer months and throughout the year. This mobile library is funded through Christy-Houston Foundation grant.

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Shane Reeves Wins Special State Senate Election
Shane Reeves Wins Special State Senate Election

Shane Reeves will soon head to Nashville as the newest state senator. This after being overwhelmingly elected by voters in Rutherford and four other counties in District 14.

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Donate food in Murfreesboro to those in need
Donate food in Murfreesboro to those in need

This Sunday (March 18), volunteers from Student Ministries at Central Christian Church will be hanging grocery bags on doorknobs in Gold Valley, Surrey Court/Berkeley St, and Savannah Ridge neighborhoods.

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Farm Bureau Helping with Black Vulture Attacks on Livestock
Farm Bureau Helping with Black Vulture Attacks on Livestock

Black vulture attacks on livestock are a serious and costly issue for many Tennessee producers who experience losses of livestock to black vultures.

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NOTICE: Medical Alert: Cancelled--Man Found!
NOTICE: Medical Alert: Cancelled--Man Found!

Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the "MEDICAL ALERT" for 37-year old Josh Michael Londre'. He was located in Nashville and is now receiving medical treatment.

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'Boro Has Best Gas Bargains!
'Boro Has Best Gas Bargains!

Motorists visiting the gas pump today will find prices that are cheaper than a week ago. Across the Volunteer State gas prices declined 1.5 cents last week. Here in the 'Boro they remained the same, with some discounters offering regular gas for $2.12 per gallon.

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7th SPECIAL KIDS RACE is the Saturday at MMC
7th SPECIAL KIDS RACE is the Saturday at MMC

The 7th Annual Special Kids Race will be held this Saturday, March 17, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Special Kids is hosting a 15K, 5K and one mile family fun run.

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Ram's Adventures of
Ram's Adventures of "As The Projects Turn"

With some of the major construction projects nearing an end, traffic patterns are expected to shift as new construction begins. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran releases his "challenge areas" for today through March 17th.

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MTSU Study:
MTSU Study: "Consumer Optimism HIGH"!

The most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research shows Tennessee consumers are even more optimistic about the direction of the economy.

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Murder Myster Dinner at Oaklands Mansion
Murder Myster Dinner at Oaklands Mansion

At 6:00 o'clock Saturday evening, April 6, 2018, Oaklands Mansion presents a murder myster dinner that is sure to keep you on the edge. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, drinks, and a chance to use your sleuthing skills.

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Set Clocks Ahead One Hour on Sunday (3/11/18)
Set Clocks Ahead One Hour on Sunday (3/11/18)

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning, March 11, 2018. When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.

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Habitat for Humanity's
Habitat for Humanity's "Leave A Legacy Breakfast"

Around 180 supporters were inspired Friday morning at Habitat for Humanity's annual "Leave A Legacy Breakfast" in the Grove At Williamson Place". Tom and Robbie Hooper received the IMPACT AWARD.

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Jason Melton Graduated From The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending
Jason Melton Graduated From The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending

Jason Melton, Loan Officer with First National Bank Manchester, recently graduated from The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending.

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Spring Here March 20th, What's The
Spring Here March 20th, What's The "White Stuff"?

Spring is less than 2-weeks away. What's that white stuff?

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Thank You TREY NUNLEY For Leadership
Thank You TREY NUNLEY For Leadership

Joe "Trey" E. Nunley, III is retiring after 25-years of volunteer service to the community with the Lascassas Fire Department.

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N. TN Blvd. Mobile Home Fire Early Wednesday
N. TN Blvd. Mobile Home Fire Early Wednesday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 8, Ladder 6, and Engine 4 responded to a mobile home fire at 1706 North Tennessee Boulevard (Cedar Park) around 12:15 Wednesday morning.

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Murfreesboro Rotary
Murfreesboro Rotary "4 Way Test" Speech Contest

High school students are invited to compete for cash in the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's 4 Way Test public speaking contest at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Boulevard. The competition begins at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, April 7, 2018.

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Cost Per Barrel Increases, Cost At Pump Drops!
Cost Per Barrel Increases, Cost At Pump Drops!

Tennessee gas prices increased 2 cents last week, before declining a penny during the weekend. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters started the week down 2-cents with regular gas at $2.12 per gallon.

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Broad St. Around Bridge CLOSED Sat.-Mon. 6 AM
Broad St. Around Bridge CLOSED Sat.-Mon. 6 AM

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reminds motorists that Broad Street, around the Bridge Over Broad project, will be closed starting at 6:00 o'clock Saturday (3/3/2018) morning, and continue closed until 6:00 o'clock Monday (3/5/2018) morning.

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Some Days Are Spring, Others Are Winter--Ram's Road Forecast!
Some Days Are Spring, Others Are Winter--Ram's Road Forecast!

One day it's spring and the next is winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes these are ingredients for construction traffic challenges! He warns 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through March 10th.

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Sunshine Nutrition Center GROWS!!!
Sunshine Nutrition Center GROWS!!!

It's always exciting to announce that a local, family business is growing. Sunshine Nutrition Center has added a budding health expert.

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Happy 10th Anniversary to WB&T
Happy 10th Anniversary to WB&T

Congratulations to Wilson Bank & Trust for a decade of service to the Heart of Tennessee.

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TSSAA State Basketball Championships at MTSU
TSSAA State Basketball Championships at MTSU

Are you ready for MARCH MADNESS as the top high school basketball teams in the state face-off at MTSU's Murphy Center? March 7-10 for the Girl's Tournament games, and March 14-17 for the Boy's.

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FREE White Oak Basketmaking Demonstration
FREE White Oak Basketmaking Demonstration

This coming Thursday from 10AM-4PM you will have an opportunity to see FREE demonstrations of white oak basketweaving at the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury.

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Investigation underway for woman who allegedly barricaded herself inside a home
Investigation underway for woman who allegedly barricaded herself inside a home

Around 5:00 on Saturday evening (3/3/18), Amity Lovelace allegedly threatened her husband at gunpoint at 616 Hollandale Road, according to LaVergne Police.

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A Ministry To Help Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones
A Ministry To Help Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones

Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road, begins its eighth 13-week session of Grief Share Classes from 6:30 to 8:00 Tuesday evenings March 13th through June 7, 2018.

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State Senate's Bills On Domestic Violence Victims
State Senate's Bills On Domestic Violence Victims

Here is an update on what is happening in the Tennessee General Assembly. The senate advanced several that protect victims of domestic violence.

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RUTHERFORD Cable Meets March 13 at 7:30AM
RUTHERFORD Cable Meets March 13 at 7:30AM

Bethany Hoppe, MTSU instructor of Communication Studies, will speak on Women in Leadership.

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"NOT QUITE" Bank Robbery Friday Morning

Have you heard of a "not quite" bank robbery? US Bank on Memorial experienced one on Friday morning.

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Topre America Corporation Expanding In Smyrna
Topre America Corporation Expanding In Smyrna

Topre America Corporation has announced plans to expand its existing facility in Smyrna, representing a $37.8 million capital investment and the creation of 50 jobs.

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Broad Street Paving this Weekend for Bridge over Broad Project
Broad Street Paving this Weekend for Bridge over Broad Project

Final paving on Broad Street around the bridge project will take place this weekend. Traffic will be shut-down starting at 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning and continue closed until 6:00 o'clock Monday morning. The bridge ramps; as well as Broad Street between Main Street and College Street will be closed to through traffic.

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Black History Month: Hip Hop Educator Eric Thomas
Black History Month: Hip Hop Educator Eric Thomas

February is "Black History Month" in America and the celebration has been a major part of MTSU's calendar of events with the new Student Union Building having standing room only Monday night as hip-hop communicator and first-generation educator, Eric Thomas lovingly delivered a wake-up call.

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How Do We Solve Landfill Issue? Talks Continue.
How Do We Solve Landfill Issue? Talks Continue.

What is this community going to do when the Walter Hill Landfill reaches capacity? The Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council met Tuesday evening in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse to continue plans of the course of action. NOTE: County Mayor Burgess gave details on the WGNS Action Line (click to hear show).

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Linebaugh's TEC Opens in June
Linebaugh's TEC Opens in June

Rutherford County Library System Director Rita Shacklett told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday that the new Technology Engagement Center at 306 Minerva Drive would have a soft opening in June.

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Ernest Burgess Officially Enters State Senate Race
Ernest Burgess Officially Enters State Senate Race

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess officially entered the Republican Primary for the State Senate today. The 13th senatorial district comprises the western half of Rutherford County and is currently held by Bill Ketron.

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Educator Dr. Stan Baskin Died Tuesday At Age 65
Educator Dr. Stan Baskin Died Tuesday At Age 65

A compassionate Murfreesboro leader passed away on Tuesday. Services for Dr. Stan Baskin will be Saturday at Third Baptist Church.

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MTSU Emergency Alert TEST on Wednesday
MTSU Emergency Alert TEST on Wednesday

MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert system Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a special message for the university's 25,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.

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Some 'Boro Discounters Offers $2.14 Per Gallon Gas
Some 'Boro Discounters Offers $2.14 Per Gallon Gas

Tennessee gas prices steadily declined during the past couple of weeks, but that downward trend is likely coming to an end. Here in Muurfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas selling for $2.14 per gallon.

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Recycle Rutherford To Honor Local Businesses That Recycle!
Recycle Rutherford To Honor Local Businesses That Recycle!

Recycle Rutherford is creating ways to bring positive attention to area businesses that go the extra mile to reduce waste. They will be presenting THE SPIRIT OF RECYCLING AWARD at the June 18th meeting.

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"Seussical The Musical" Coming To Woodbury

"Seussical The Musical" ushers-in the 2018 Young At Art Season for the Arts Center of Cannon County for two performances.

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Local Author M. J. Miller Coming To Linebaugh
Local Author M. J. Miller Coming To Linebaugh

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local author M.J. Miller for a book signing on Thursday, March 8, from noon to 3:00PM

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OHS' Letter Writing To Stoneman High Students In Florida
OHS' Letter Writing To Stoneman High Students In Florida

Local high student Cariyana McKinley-Adams is organizing an Oakland High School letter writing campaign to the students at Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida.

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La Vergne Woman Arrested After Running Into White House Barrier
La Vergne Woman Arrested After Running Into White House Barrier

La Vergne resident Jessica Ford was arrested by the Secret Service on Friday afternoon, when she reportedly drove her mini-van into a security barrier at the White House.

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Boutique Hotel, Condos, Retail-Office Space Downtown
Boutique Hotel, Condos, Retail-Office Space Downtown

The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday night, and it appears that the growing historic district is on the way to getting luxury downtown condos, a boutique hotel along with retail and office space.

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Crystal O'Brien Promoted at First National Mortgage Services
Crystal O'Brien Promoted at First National Mortgage Services

Crystal O'Brien has been promoted to loan officer with First National Mortgage Services, LLC, a division of First National Bank of Manchester.

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Weight Loss Can REDUCE Risks for Heart Disease and Strokes!
Weight Loss Can REDUCE Risks for Heart Disease and Strokes!

Dieting can help you lose weight, resulting in other health benefits such as lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels and even reversing diabetes--all conditions that if not properly managed, can put you at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

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"WANTED" Violent Sex Offender captured in Murfreesboro

LaVergne Police Sergeant Bob Hayes confirmed that Jones was taken into custody in Murfreesboro during the late morning hours of Tuesday...

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'Boro Continues To Offer Best Gas Deal In State
'Boro Continues To Offer Best Gas Deal In State

Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Here in the 'Boro, gas decined 7-cents in the past week. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.15.

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"Battle of Badges" Blood Drive (Feb. 21-26, 2018)

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition...a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive February 21 through February 26.

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Ram's Roads To Follow Through February 24th
Ram's Roads To Follow Through February 24th

We seem to be in more of a weather-mix for this seasonal change than previous years. This is also creating potholes, and when combined with construction projects--'Boro motorists are challenged. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 24, 2018.

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Never Try To
Never Try To "Flee On Foot"

Around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect who was allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle. Deciding to flee on foot was a bad idea.

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LOM Quarterly Breakfast 8AM Next Thursday
LOM Quarterly Breakfast 8AM Next Thursday

The first quarter meeting of LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO is set for 8:00 o'clock next Thursday morning and features City Traffic Director Ram Balachandran to show how the 2040 Major Thoroughfare Plan will help the flow of traffic.

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Mayor McFarland's WGNS Broadcast Gets Answers
Mayor McFarland's WGNS Broadcast Gets Answers

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland never knows what the public will ask him when they call into his radio broadcast on WGNS. With most questions, he has a solid answer. However, when he does not know--the mayor admits and immediately reaches out to staff members for an accurate response. Sometimes the information is received before the broadcast is over, but it often takes research by city employees working in specific offices.

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Deceased Male Has Been Identified: Kenneth Smotherman
Deceased Male Has Been Identified: Kenneth Smotherman

The deceased man found on Tuesday in the basement at 1302 Memorial Boulevard has been identified as Kenneth Smotherman.

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"Wedding Dress" Exhibit Nears End At Oaklands Mansion

There are only a few weeks remaining to see WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion. Plus, a special evening show, "Purple Passion" presentation, and book discussion.

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CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Offer Friends, Health,Travel
CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Offer Friends, Health,Travel

The Cripple Creek Cloggers continue to expand. Their Sunday afternoon training sessions are attracting new members who are interested in getting healthier, meeting friends and traveling the world.

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Airbnb's Bring $715K To 'Boro In 2017
Airbnb's Bring $715K To 'Boro In 2017

Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, announced that its Murfreesboro host community earned a combined $715,000 in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 6,000 guest arrivals to the city in 2017.

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Week Opens With $2.22 Gas
Week Opens With $2.22 Gas

Energy prices took a nosedive on the stock market last week and gas prices are declining as a result. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.22 per gallon.

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23 Local Businesses Padlocked For Selling Forms of Marijuana
23 Local Businesses Padlocked For Selling Forms of Marijuana

Twenty-three local businesses have been padlocked by the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office after an investigation for allegedly selling candy containing a form of marijuana.

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Ram's Rainy Roads To Avoid
Ram's Rainy Roads To Avoid

Rain and construction create a mess, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists areas to avoid today through February 17, 2018.

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OHS Students Awarded Buchanan Fellowships
OHS Students Awarded Buchanan Fellowships

Oakland High School students, Dara Zwemer and Elizabeth Clippard have been awaded MTSU Buchanan Fellowships.

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Richard Hartman Charged As
Richard Hartman Charged As "Serial Auto Burglar"

An investigation by Franklin Police and the Williamson County Sheriff's Office has landed a Murfreesboro man charged as a serial auto burglar back behind bars.

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Rob Mitchell Speaks Out AGAINST
Rob Mitchell Speaks Out AGAINST "Tangible Personal Property Taxes"

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says, "There are two prices of legislation which should be near and dear to every Tennesseans heart which I am proud to say have been filed by members of our own Rutherford County delegation."

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Do You Recognize Him? Call La Vergne Police.
Do You Recognize Him? Call La Vergne Police.

La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in an IDENTIFY THEFT crime at Wal-Mart and several businesses in the northern part of Rutherford County.

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3 Law Enforcement Offices Come To MTSU Tuesday
3 Law Enforcement Offices Come To MTSU Tuesday

Three law enforcement officers who work for different state agencies are coming to MTSU at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (2/13/2018) to share their perspectives with students.

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Chinese Dragon Dances Around Square
Chinese Dragon Dances Around Square

On Friday night the Murfreesboro square was alive with art, people and a long, but colorful dragon.

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Candidates For 14th District State Senate On WGNS
Candidates For 14th District State Senate On WGNS

The special 14th district state senate general election is nearing, and Gayle Jordan (D) faces off against Shane Reeves (R). Call WGNS on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018 and ask them how they stand on issues that concern you. The radio broadcast is from 8:10 to 9:00AM.

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County Commissioner Pettus Read Seeks 2nd Term
County Commissioner Pettus Read Seeks 2nd Term

After serving his first time in elected office, County Commissioner Pettus Read is once again seeking the County Commission seat for District 8 in Rutherford County.

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MPD Officer Jason McGriff Terminated
MPD Officer Jason McGriff Terminated

Officer Jason McGriff's employment with the Murfreesboro Police Department was terminated on Wednesday by Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen.

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FREE Stones River Chamber Players Concert Feb. 12
FREE Stones River Chamber Players Concert Feb. 12

The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, continue their 2017-18 season at 7:30 Monday night, February 12th, with a free concert in MTSU's Wright Music Building. The evening offers tributes honoring composers Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Leonard Bernstein.

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Habitat State Grant For Two Local Homes
Habitat State Grant For Two Local Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee is directing $31,000 in state grant funding to Rutherford County Area Habitat (RCHFH) for to build two new homes in Rutherford County Tennessee.

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Congratulations OHS DECA Students
Congratulations OHS DECA Students

Oakland High School's DECA (Distributive Education Classes) competed with other schools in the district last Friday.

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Honoring Hometown African-American Heroes
Honoring Hometown African-American Heroes

The deadline for purchasing tickets to MTSU's annual homage to unsung African-American community heroes is approaching quickly.

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Some Lights Went Out In 'Boro During Super Bowl
Some Lights Went Out In 'Boro During Super Bowl

Murfreesboro Electric Department's Amy Byers told WGNS that winds downed lines near Strike and Spare Bowling on Northwest Broad Street around 8:00 o'clock Sunday night (2/4/2018).

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State Looks At MTSU's Hemp Research
State Looks At MTSU's Hemp Research

House Speaker Beth Harwell led a delegation of Tennessee legislators to campus Monday to learn more about Middle Tennessee State University's Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and its ongoing studies with non-psychotropic cannabinoids, which are derived from hemp.

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Red Cross Heroes Breakfast
Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross breakfast honors Dr. Sidney McPhee on Wednesday morning, February 21st.

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Nashville's 2 St. Thomas Named Top 50 Heart Hospitals
Nashville's 2 St. Thomas Named Top 50 Heart Hospitals

Saint Thomas Health announced that its Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals have each been named one of the Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals of 2018, a recognition that speaks to the clinical and operational excellence of the heart programs at each hospital.

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GOP Luncheon Thursday at DoubleTree
GOP Luncheon Thursday at DoubleTree

Tennessee GOP Chairman Scott Golden and Senate District 14 GOP Republican candidate Shane Reeves will be the featured speakers the quarterly Rutherford County Republican Party luncheon series, scheduled for noon this Thursday, February 8th, at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Word On Traffic
Ram's Word On Traffic

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran looks at the construction work charts and tells what areas you should avoid today through February 10th.

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Gordon Ferguson New Vice Chair TN Board of Education
Gordon Ferguson New Vice Chair TN Board of Education

Murfreesboro resident and community leader Gordon Ferguson has been named vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Edcation.

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Chamber's Business at Its Best
Chamber's Business at Its Best

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business at Its Best played to a packed ballroom Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Business Legend, Person and Pinnacle Honoree - THIS THURSDAY
Business Legend, Person and Pinnacle Honoree - THIS THURSDAY

Congratulations to Bill Jones, John Black and Teb Batey. They are being honored at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS AT ITS BEST. Phone the Chamber at 615-893-6565 to reserve your tickets.

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Gov. Haslam Put
Gov. Haslam Put "Education" At TOP of "State of the State"

Gov. Bill Haslam just delivered his final state of the state address, and once again, education remains a top priority for Tennessee leaders.

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ART Is Often Deciding Factor Of Business Selecting A City
ART Is Often Deciding Factor Of Business Selecting A City

Art draws businesses and people to a community. Tennessee Arts Commission Executive Director Ann Pope said art is often the ingredient that sways corporations to locate in one city rather than in another.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Gives $5,000 To SEYA
Murfreesboro Rotary Gives $5,000 To SEYA

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club made a $5,000 donation to the Southeast Young Adult Book Festival at MTSU on March 10, 2018.

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Gas Prices UP In Murfreesboro!
Gas Prices UP In Murfreesboro!

Tennessee gas prices rose 4-cents last week across the state, and up 8-cents in Murfreesboro. Sunday's state average of $2.40 is 15 cents more than a month ago, and 32 cents more than this time last year. Tennessee has the 10th-lowest state average in the nation. In the 'Boro gas some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.33.

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Jesse Caldwell Arrested
Jesse Caldwell Arrested

A Murfreesboro man has been charged with stealing guns from a Shelbyville home.

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Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations
Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.

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Shakespeare Festival returns to MTSU
Shakespeare Festival returns to MTSU

MTSU Theatre is setting the scene Feb. 1-3 for another collaboration with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival devoutly to be wished on the Tucker Theatre stage: the woes of that troubled Danish prince, Hamlet.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Free Clogging Classes
Cripple Creek Cloggers Free Clogging Classes

Do you enjoy meeting new friends, getting healthier, traveling? The Cripple Creek Cloggers are offering free lessons at the Smyrna Senior Center, 100 Raikes Street.

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Dewayne Lee Halfacre Apprehended
Dewayne Lee Halfacre Apprehended

One of TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted was taken into custody in Marion County Friday morning. Dewayne Lee Halfacre is a suspect in a Murfreesboro robbery.

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BURN BAN is now in effect for Rutherford County
BURN BAN is now in effect for Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department has placed a burn ban in effect on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The burn ban is in effect due to high winds and low humidity in the area.

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Shane Reeves Beats Joe Carr in 14th State Senate Republican Primary
Shane Reeves Beats Joe Carr in 14th State Senate Republican Primary

Shane Reeves wins the Republican primary against Joe Carr in the 14th State Senate special election.

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MTSU Wind Band Conference
MTSU Wind Band Conference

The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of Dr. William F. Malambri at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night, February 8th, in the Wright Music Building at MTSU. This concert is presented as a part of the Wind Band Conference hosted by Middle Tennessee State University.

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Walter Hill Elementary's
Walter Hill Elementary's "Amazing Shake" Competition

Walter Hill Elementary School not only fills a student's academic needs, but they also teach them the importance of a firm handshake, looking a person in their eyes when speaking, being comfortable with conversation, writing resumes and more.

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TBI Now involved in search for a man wanted for a robbery in Rutherford County
TBI Now involved in search for a man wanted for a robbery in Rutherford County

Dewayne Halfacre is wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, false imprisonment and theft.

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UPDATE: One of Two Suspects in Almaville Market Robbery Captured
UPDATE: One of Two Suspects in Almaville Market Robbery Captured

One of two suspects wanted for robbing the Almaville Market was apprehended after a pursuit Monday morning in Marion County near Chattanooga, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said.

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Gas Prices Higher Than 2014
Gas Prices Higher Than 2014

Gas prices are having the most expensive start to the year since 2014. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.25 per gallon.

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Pete Weber Surprised Dick Palmer Monday Night
Pete Weber Surprised Dick Palmer Monday Night

Dick Palmer will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Gala of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

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U.S Government Shuts Down
U.S Government Shuts Down

The federal government shut-down at midnight, and negotiations resume at noon Saturday (1/20/2018). Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) said, "Tennesseans elected me to make the government work for taxpayers, not to shut it down.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets Thursday
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets Thursday

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Finance and Personnel Committee convenes at 1:30 this coming Thursday afternoon.

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Discovery Center's
Discovery Center's "Science of Music" Exhibit Open

The Discovery Center invites guests to learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect at its Science of Music exhibit, opened this Saturday

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Jon Dorenbos Amazes RUTHERFORD SOCIETY GALA!
Jon Dorenbos Amazes RUTHERFORD SOCIETY GALA!

There was something magical in the air for the 11th Annual Rutherford Society Gala, Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Almaville Market Robbed...Do You Know These Men?
Almaville Market Robbed...Do You Know These Men?

Two armed suspects are sought after they were accused of robbing clerks about 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Almaville Market near Smyrna, a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant said.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

We're moving through winter, and construction crews are facing challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid potential gridlock conditions today through January 27th.

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Explore Murfreesboro's Newest . . .
Explore Murfreesboro's Newest . . .

There's something exciting about exploring. Whether it was through grandma's attic as a child, in untraveled parts of your community, or a visit through a new building that's under construction. Since Murfreesboro is Tennessee fastest growing community, and one of the tops in the nation--there are many treasures to be found.

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2017 Single Family Home Permits Drop 15% in 'Boro, Total $ Residential Construction UP!
2017 Single Family Home Permits Drop 15% in 'Boro, Total $ Residential Construction UP!

Murfreesboro's Single-family permits and New Commercial development declined in 2017, but residential construction by dollar value in the same period increased 15 percent.

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Firefighters to go door to door for Murfreesboro Census
Firefighters to go door to door for Murfreesboro Census

Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.

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Former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr. Passes Away
Former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr. Passes Away

Condolences are coming in for the family of former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr., who passed away Tuesday. Two men who worked as assistant DA's under Dotson, Jeff Henry and Bill Whitesell, will be guests on Thursday's "Truman Show."

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Saint Thomas Health Welcomes Beth Van Gilder as COO
Saint Thomas Health Welcomes Beth Van Gilder as COO

Saint Thomas Health is proud to announce Beth Van Gilder has joined the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.

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Will MASS TRANSIT Reduce Traffic Jams?
Will MASS TRANSIT Reduce Traffic Jams?

Metro Transit Authority's Director of Community and Legislative Relations Eric Beyer told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that new state legislation may help Rutherford County solve its mass transportation problems.

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Nations Gas Prices Increase, Remain Same In 'Boro
Nations Gas Prices Increase, Remain Same In 'Boro

Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, and here in Murfreesboro prices have remain at $2.29 per gallon.

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MLK Day (1/15/18): Dr. Martin Luther King
MLK Day (1/15/18): Dr. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech" AUDIO

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.

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MTSU Groundhog Luncheon February 2nd
MTSU Groundhog Luncheon February 2nd

It's nice to think about spring along with garden onions, tomatoes and the accompanying fare. The 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon to benefit Blue Raider Baseball will be in MTSU's new Student Union ballroom at 11:30AM on Friday, February second.

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City School Foundation Gala Honors Drs. Mary and Max Moss
City School Foundation Gala Honors Drs. Mary and Max Moss

The 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Drs. Mary and Max Moss on January 26, 2018 in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.

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MLK March TODAY at Noon
MLK March TODAY at Noon

The march honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starts at Central Magnet School at noon today and heads to the Patterson Community Center.

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Does She or Doesn't She?
Does She or Doesn't She?

This week's commentary from MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss goes back to the old question "Does she or doesn't she"?

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MTSU Helping Parents of Infants and Toddlers
MTSU Helping Parents of Infants and Toddlers

It takes a lot more than a toy train to keep an infant or toddler "on track." A free service from MTSU is helping parents make sure their young children are developing as they should.

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Murfreesboro's MLK March A Big Success
Murfreesboro's MLK March A Big Success

Sunshine and temps around 40 made a successful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march.

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Ram's Word On Roads
Ram's Word On Roads

The old saying "if you don't like the weather one day, wait for tomorrow" is certainly true this time of the year in the 'Boro. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran guides motorists away from congested areas today through January 20th.

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Rutherford County A Leader In Opoid Lawsuit
Rutherford County A Leader In Opoid Lawsuit

More Tennessee district attornies are now a part of the joint lawsuit against prescription opioid producer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Rutherford County District Attorney General Jennings Jones is one of the original participants.

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RCSO Deputy Moody Honored for Saving Life
RCSO Deputy Moody Honored for Saving Life

A sheriff's deputy who rescued an unresponsive man from a burning car earned Officer of the Month honors from Ford of Murfreesboro.

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Car Stolen at Gunpoint: Walmart on Memorial
Car Stolen at Gunpoint: Walmart on Memorial

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an armed robbery to a customer who was sitting in her parked car at Walmart on Memorial Boulevard.

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MPD Helps Homeless Male With New Chance
MPD Helps Homeless Male With New Chance

Murfreesboro Police met a homeless male in front of Franklin Road Baptist Church around 7:45 Thursday night. When Officer Hall got out of the squad car, the subject dropped his backpack and ran. Since this was a consensual meeting, laws kept police from pursuing.

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GATSBY PARTY Benefits Alzheimer's Research
GATSBY PARTY Benefits Alzheimer's Research

Puttin' on the Ritz at Murfreesboro's classiest event, the Fifth Annual Gatsby Party, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter. When you step into the Stones River Country Club at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, March 10, 2018, you'll be whisked back to the roaring twenties.

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VITA Training For Tax Volunteers
VITA Training For Tax Volunteers

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Training will be 9AM-1PM on January 13, 20 and 27.

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Should Child Sex Offenders Go Unpunished?
Should Child Sex Offenders Go Unpunished?

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an alleged rape of a female by her step father. Will Tennessee's statutes of limitations let this sexual offender roam freely? E-mail your thoughts anonymously to WGNS.

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EARLY VOTING Closes Early Due To Icing Conditions
EARLY VOTING Closes Early Due To Icing Conditions

Early voting in the special district 14 state senate primary race, the Rutherford County Election Commission has decided to close the poles for Friday, due to the icing conditions.

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MFRD Coped With Frigid Conditions Friday Night
MFRD Coped With Frigid Conditions Friday Night

A blustery blast with temps in the 20's, icing and snow flurries--those were the conditions just before 8:00 o'clock Friday night (1/12/2018) when Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to 2930 Cherry Blossom Lane.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Friday into Saturday morning for Rutherford County.

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United Way to Host Volunteer Trainings for 2018 VITA Program
United Way to Host Volunteer Trainings for 2018 VITA Program

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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CITY and COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED Friday
CITY and COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED Friday

With ice and snow in the forecast, Rutherford County Schools as well as Murfreesboro City Schools are both CLOSED Friday.

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Crowd Gathered At Courthouse Thursday
Crowd Gathered At Courthouse Thursday

A large crowd was gathered in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse on Thursday morning. Curious onlookers were slowly circling the historic Murfreesboro square trying to figure what was going on?

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T-DOT Awards $6-Million Grant For New Rover Home
T-DOT Awards $6-Million Grant For New Rover Home

Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million T-DOT grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.

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Shane Reeves Vs. Joe Carr on WGNS this Friday
Shane Reeves Vs. Joe Carr on WGNS this Friday

Two local candidates apparently have two vastly different campaign styles. That being said, it will be interesting to listen to both sides when they hit the WGNS airwaves on Friday morning at 8:10.

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Sunday Night Shooting Is Now A Murder
Sunday Night Shooting Is Now A Murder

Late Sunday evening, Murfreesboro Police rushed to the 400 block of Castleview Drive in response to a "shots fired" call. A 20-year old died as a result of that shooting.

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Drs. Peter DiCorleto, James Boerner, and Tom Johns Honored
Drs. Peter DiCorleto, James Boerner, and Tom Johns Honored

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officials recently announced that Drs. Peter DiCorleto, James Boerner, and Tom Johns were recognized with distinguished honors at the hospital's annual board meeting.

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WGNS RADIO - Celebrating 71 Years of History
WGNS RADIO - Celebrating 71 Years of History

Through the magic of radio, let's go back 71-years. It was a cold, dark night with a chill in the air. Despite the late hour, the Murfreesboro square was alive with action.

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Hundreds Plunged Into The Frozen 'Boro Beach
Hundreds Plunged Into The Frozen 'Boro Beach

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department's 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom's 'Boro's Beach had police tape around frozen areas of the pool, while hundreds carried on the tradition in 24-degree temps.

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Christmas Tree Blaze At Duplex Saturday
Christmas Tree Blaze At Duplex Saturday

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department answered a fire call just after 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon to a duplex at 2566 Concord Court.

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Another Cold Weater Fire In Murfreesboro On Sunday
Another Cold Weater Fire In Murfreesboro On Sunday

Cold weather and home fires are on the increase. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1 and 8 and Engine 3 responded to a fire at 200 First Avenue around 12:15 Sunday afternoon.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

The new week brings more normal temperatures, and that will allow construction crews an opportunity to get their projects back on schedule. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid now through January 13th.

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SCAM ALERT: Payment for missing Grand Jury
SCAM ALERT: Payment for missing Grand Jury

Hang up immediately if you receive a call from the Sheriff's Office asking for payment for missing grand jury.

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All Princesses Needed At Oaklands Mansion
All Princesses Needed At Oaklands Mansion

Calling all little princesses! What a better way to be a princess than to be surrounded by princess dresses. Wear your favorite dress or princess costume to Oakland Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" exhibit on Friday, February 9, 2018.

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Carr Responds To Reeves'
Carr Responds To Reeves' "Per Diem" Mailer

Joe Carr, one of the two Republican candidates vying for the 14th District State Senate seat vacated when Jim Tracy resigned, responded to a mail piece from Shane Reeves promising to forego per diem if elected.

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State Senate Candidate To Return Per Diem Check
State Senate Candidate To Return Per Diem Check

Shane Reeves, conservative Republican candidate in the 14th senatorial district special election, announced that he will donate his per diem back to the taxpayers of the 14th district.

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January Is
January Is "Cervical Cancer Awareness Month"

January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. Dr. Jason Barnett explained, "Cervical cancer is usually a slow process that starts with abnormal changes."

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Water Damage Delays Police Move-In Date, Hiring More!
Water Damage Delays Police Move-In Date, Hiring More!

The move-in date for the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters has been delayed about a month due to water damage.

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State Senate POLITICAL FORUM On WGNS
State Senate POLITICAL FORUM On WGNS

A political forum between 14th District State Senate Republican Primary candidates Joe Carr and Shane Reeves will be on WGNS Friday morning, January 12, 2018.

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HAIRSPRAY Opens at Murfreesboro CFA
HAIRSPRAY Opens at Murfreesboro CFA

This weekend the Center for the Arts launches its 2018 season with the big Broadway musical comedy Hairspray, and this first weekend is almost sold out.

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Lose Weight, Travel the World, Have Fun!
Lose Weight, Travel the World, Have Fun!

The New Year could bring you a way to lose weight, travel the world and have fun! Cripple Creek Clogger's Founder and Director Steve Cates said, "Our first teaching session will be at 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, January 14, 2018 at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center, 100 Raikes Street. 100 Everyone's are invited to attend this FREE event."

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Active Police Beat!
Active Police Beat!

Local law enforcement has been busy in the New Year time frame. Here is the local POLICE BEAT.

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Keep Valuables OUT OF SIGHT!
Keep Valuables OUT OF SIGHT!

Even though the holidays are behind us, keep valuables out of sight in your car.

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Hit and Run
Hit and Run

Murfreesboro Police are seeking help from the public on a hit and run of a 21 year old Westmoreland resident.

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2018 Welcomes Amelia Joy Omohundro
2018 Welcomes Amelia Joy Omohundro

Growth continues to be a part of this community as Amelia Joy Omohundro was the first infant to weigh-in at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Report What You Feel Might Be STOLEN Guns!
Report What You Feel Might Be STOLEN Guns!

The number of firearm robberies is up, and stolen guns are available on the open market. The ATF (Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms) wants the public to be aware of actions by these criminals.

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RCSO Needs Help--Lascassas Drugstore Robbery
RCSO Needs Help--Lascassas Drugstore Robbery

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed Lascassas Drug Store of three types of medications about 5:15 Friday night.

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Murfreesboro New Year Traffic Predictions
Murfreesboro New Year Traffic Predictions

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran looks ahead into the New Year. Cold weather is creating challenges at construction sites now through January 6, 2018, and motorists should avoid certain areas.

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Family Emergency Pospones
Family Emergency Pospones "Film Noir" Series

A family emergency with the facilitator of "An Introduction to Film Noir" series at the Linebaugh Public Library has been postponed to start on February 1, 2018. The series will continue to be in the Linebaugh Board Room from 6:00 to 8:30 on the first Thursday evening of each month.

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Jon Dorenbos NFL Player and Magician at Gala
Jon Dorenbos NFL Player and Magician at Gala

Jon Dorenbos, former long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles and performing magician, is the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 20, 2018.

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Baby It's Cold Outside
Baby It's Cold Outside

No, this bitterly cold weather is not a record breaker for the season, but it feels like it.

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DomesticViolence Call: Gunnerson Avenue
DomesticViolence Call: Gunnerson Avenue

Murfreesboro Police rushed to multiple living units at 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to answer a domestic violence call.

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Walter Hill Greenway and Park Closed--Dam Issues
Walter Hill Greenway and Park Closed--Dam Issues

North Murfreesboro Greenway and Walter Hill Park are closed until further notice pending an evaluation of Walter Hill Dam.

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Gas in 'Boro JUMPS UP 14-Cents
Gas in 'Boro JUMPS UP 14-Cents

Oil prices reached new heights yesterday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices. Discounters across the 'Boro made equal 14-cent jumbs to $2.19 per gallon.

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Terrance Turner Signs Book Jan. 11th at Linebaugh
Terrance Turner Signs Book Jan. 11th at Linebaugh

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local author Terrance Turner for a book signing on Thursday, January 11th, from 2:00 to 6:00PM.

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Anna-Vija McClain at Rutherford CABLE
Anna-Vija McClain at Rutherford CABLE

Founder and President of Piccolo Marketing Anna-Vija McClain will be the keynote speaker at the RUTHERFORD Cable monthly breakfast meeting from 7:15 to 9:00 o'clock on Tuesday morning, January 9, 3028. Her topic: "Hacks to Get 26 Hours in Your Day."

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Consider Paying Property Tax Before End of Year
Consider Paying Property Tax Before End of Year

Rutherford County Trustee Teb Batey warns, "The new federal income tax law may affect the deductibility of your property tax payments beginning in 2018."

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First 2017 Christmas Baby
First 2017 Christmas Baby

Welcome to the 'Boro. The first Christmas baby at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is Jameson Gavin, born at 8:26 Christmas morning.

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The Trials That Bind
The Trials That Bind

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."

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In Hawaii: USC men 89 - MTSU 84
In Hawaii: USC men 89 - MTSU 84

With a trip to Honolulu and the Diamond Head Classic championship game on Saturday (12/23/2017), Middle Tennessee turned in one of their better performances of the season before falling just short to Preseason Top 10 team USC by a score of 89-84. On Christmas night (12/25/2017) Miami downed MTSU
with an 84 - 81 thriller. A

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Ram's Yuletime Report
Ram's Yuletime Report

Down on the street corner there arose such a clatter, and Ram Balachandran told you what's the matter. Throughout the year, this traffic engineer gives warnings of traffic jams before they appear. Here's Ram's wisdom through December 30th.

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Get High School & Associate's Degree In One
Get High School & Associate's Degree In One

LaVergne High School and Motlow State Community College have entered into a new partnership that will allow members of the class of 2020 to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.

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Truman Home From St. Thomas West
Truman Home From St. Thomas West

Prayers have been answered--after three days at St. Thomas Heart, Truman Jones is home and feeling better.

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"A Christmas Carol" on WGNS Christmas Eve and Day

WGNS Radio in Murfreesboro will broadcast a recording of The Center for the Arts' production of 'A Christmas Carol' as part of the station's holiday programming on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Truman Jones Hospitalized
Truman Jones Hospitalized

Popular WGNS' radio personality and long-time sheriff Truman Jones is at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

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VILLAGES OF MURFREESBORO thanks SCAN
VILLAGES OF MURFREESBORO thanks SCAN

Members enrolled in the Sheriff's Senior Citizens Awareness Network may now receive transportation vouchers to doctor's visits after a $1,000 donation from the Villages of Murfreesboro.

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'Boro Best Gas Prices In State--AGAIN!
'Boro Best Gas Prices In State--AGAIN!

The December discounts keep flowing at the pump. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.05 per gallon.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash at Hospital 11:00AM Monday
Multi-Vehicle Crash at Hospital 11:00AM Monday

Murfreesboro Police are working a serious multi-vehicle crash in front of the hospital on Medical Center Parkway at Joe Knight Drive.

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St. Thomas Health/Ascension Promotions
St. Thomas Health/Ascension Promotions

With the New Year, Saint Thomas Health's President & CEO Karen Springer will take on a new operations leadership role within the Healthcare Division of Ascension. Tim Adams to lead Ascension Tennessee.

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City Mgr. Lyons Separation: $95,810.39 + Benefits
City Mgr. Lyons Separation: $95,810.39 + Benefits

The Murfreesboro City Council met in special session Monday (12/18/2017) afternoon and approved a $95,810.39 Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons.

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Ram's
Ram's "Reindeer Traffic Areas To Avoid"

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists to watch out for reindeers, most notably in these areas through December 23rd.

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Smyrna's TRC Celebrated 40th Anniversary Friday
Smyrna's TRC Celebrated 40th Anniversary Friday

On Friday Smyrna's Tennessee Rehabilitation Center celebrated 40-years of helping others. Participating in the festivities were Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Human Services Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes, local elected officials and many others.

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Middle TN Blvd. Improvement Temporarily Close Bell and Faulkinberry
Middle TN Blvd. Improvement Temporarily Close Bell and Faulkinberry

The ongoing Middle Tennessee Boulevard road-widening project will close both the Faulkinberry Drive and Bell Street campus entrances to traffic beginning Monday through sometime in mid-January.

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Murfreesboro City Offices Closing For Christmas
Murfreesboro City Offices Closing For Christmas

In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, 2017.

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Congratulations To 1,737 New MTSU Alumni
Congratulations To 1,737 New MTSU Alumni

Congratulations to 1,737 new BLUE RAIDER ALUMNI who were created Saturday during two commencement ceremonies in the Hale Arena at Murphy Center.

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"Wreaths Across America" Honored Fallen Soldiers

The moving Wreaths Across America tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice was held at noon this past Saturday at the Stones River National Cemetery.

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Will BRIDGE OVER BROAD have new name and be finished on time?
Will BRIDGE OVER BROAD have new name and be finished on time?

Crews are feverishly working to complete the Bridge Over Broad project, while the Murfreesboro City Council is trying to secure a better suited name for the bridge.

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Council Adlopts Design Guidelines Resolution
Council Adlopts Design Guidelines Resolution

On Thursday night, the Murfreesboro City Council adopted a resolution in support of new Murfreesboro Design Guidelines that provide framework and principles for the aesthetic character of future development.

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La Vergne Police Need Public's Help
La Vergne Police Need Public's Help

La Vergne Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a subject wanted for questioning about an incident at Kroger's on November 22, 2017.

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Older Male Attempted Child Abduction Monday
Older Male Attempted Child Abduction Monday

An older white man with a gray beard and gray/brown hair attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl Monday morning at Shirley Road and Criddle Street. Call Sheriff's Detective Tony Grissom at 615-904-3055 if you saw anything.

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AAA:
AAA: "Gas Prices Drop More"

The state's lowest prices continue to be in Murfreesboro with several discounters offering regular gas at $2.11 per gallon.

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New Poll: Tennesseans Want Increased Access to Solar
New Poll: Tennesseans Want Increased Access to Solar

Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes.

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UPDATE: The status of Murfreesboro Police Motorcycles
UPDATE: The status of Murfreesboro Police Motorcycles

WGNS Recently asked Murfreesboro Police if the patrol motorcycles would be put back into service. You may recall, the motorcycles were taken out of service this past August after...

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Perfect Weather for 'Boro Christmas Parade!
Perfect Weather for 'Boro Christmas Parade!

Sunshine and temps near 50 made the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade a delight for all.

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Ram's Holiday Season Road Report
Ram's Holiday Season Road Report

While getting ready for reindeer and sleighs, many Murfreesboro construction zones will offer traffic challenges today through December 16th. Here's Ram Balachandran's list of "areas of concern".

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"Simple Assault" Reported At University Ridge

Early Thursday morning Murfreesboro Police answered a simple assault call on Rutherford Boulevard.

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Vandalisms
Vandalisms "Small" In Value, "Big" In Problems

On Wednesday, Murfreesboro Police investigated three vandalisms under $1,000.

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Give hope and lift this Christmas. Give BLOOD!
Give hope and lift this Christmas. Give BLOOD!

The best gifts can't be bought in a store. Give the gift of life to the Red Cross this Christmas.

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ETHICS BOWL Was Held At Oakland High
ETHICS BOWL Was Held At Oakland High

After attending the 2017 Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl at the University of Tennessee Knoxville last February, Oakland High School just brought the Ethics Bowl to Rutherford County.

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Remember: LOCK YOUR CAR!
Remember: LOCK YOUR CAR!

Tis the season to keep gifts and belongings out of sight and to get in the habit of locking your cars, trucks and vans.

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Murfreesboro Has LEASH LAWS--Dogs Can't Roam
Murfreesboro Has LEASH LAWS--Dogs Can't Roam

Remember, Murfreesboro has strong leash laws and dogs are prohibited from roaming.

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RCSO Recovers Truck and 25-Foot Trailer
RCSO Recovers Truck and 25-Foot Trailer

Sheriff's detectives recovered several stolen trucks and a 25-foot trailer after a suspect was apprehended in a stolen truck following a pursuit Thursday in Rutherford and Wilson counties.

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Don't Miss Murfreesboro's Christmas Parade Sunday
Don't Miss Murfreesboro's Christmas Parade Sunday

Sunday may indeed be Murfreesboro's best Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "Peace On Earth" and the parade starts on East Main Street at Middle Tennnessee Boulevard. It goes down East Main, around the square, onto West Main and ends on Walnut Street.

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4 Arrested In The Murder of Donte Johnson In 2016
4 Arrested In The Murder of Donte Johnson In 2016

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the March 18, 2016 homicide of Donte Johnson.

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MTSU Students Gain Work Insights As Interns
MTSU Students Gain Work Insights As Interns

MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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UPDATE: Police car accident Wednesday night - Situation under investigation
UPDATE: Police car accident Wednesday night - Situation under investigation

UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...

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It's Time To Play
It's Time To Play "Name That Bridge"

The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called "Bridge Over Broad" by participating in an online web survey.

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Murfreesboro's Christmas Parade 2PM This Sunday
Murfreesboro's Christmas Parade 2PM This Sunday

Jolly Old St. Nicholas and plenty of friends will be in the Annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon.

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Start The NEW YEAR With A 5K Run!
Start The NEW YEAR With A 5K Run!

Registration for the City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k is now available. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 o'clock Monday morning, January 1, 2018 at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in the robbery of the Dollar General Store.

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Gas Prices EASING At The Pump
Gas Prices EASING At The Pump

After a somewhat volatile month for prices at the pump in November, gas prices opened December on the decline. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.13.

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Flash Fire In Home's Auto Shop Sunday
Flash Fire In Home's Auto Shop Sunday

Around 4:00 o'clock Sunday (12/3/2017) afternoon, the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department answered a call on Versailles Road. Reports indicate that a "flash fire" involving a truck that was inside a detached garage resulted in Henry Sharber being injured.

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FOUND: We have an update on the missing 75 Year Old Man
FOUND: We have an update on the missing 75 Year Old Man

SILVER ALERT: Murfreesboro Police have confirmed the missing 75-year old man who suffers from dementia and high blood pressure has been located.

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Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival
Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival

With temperatures around 50, Santa arrived at the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Friday night.

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Ram's
Ram's "Red Nose" Traffic Forecast

Christmas decorations are around the area, lights adorn area homes and crews hustle to catch-up before winter sets in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid between now and December 9th.

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Duplex Fire On Peachtree Street
Duplex Fire On Peachtree Street

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 4, Ladder 6, and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a duplex fire at 623 Peachtree Street just before 5:30 Thursday night.

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St. Clair Senior Center Earns
St. Clair Senior Center Earns "Innovation Award"

The St. Clair Senior Center has been awarded the Tennessee Federation for Aging (TFA) "Innovation Award."

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United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2018 VITA Program
United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2018 VITA Program

In 2017, VITA volunteers filed 1,105 tax returns resulting in over $2 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Murfreesboro Special Census Continues
Murfreesboro Special Census Continues

To date, the City has received approximately 33 percent of household responses.

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33rd annual performance of Handel's
33rd annual performance of Handel's "Messiah"

The MTSU Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society present their 33rd annual performance of Handel's "Messiah." at 7:30 Monday night at First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane.

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City-County Incurred $663K Expenses For Protest
City-County Incurred $663K Expenses For Protest

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County incurred over $663-thousand in debts for the October 28th protest on the historic square.

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"The Write before Christmas"

The Tribe of Scribes presents stories about Christmases past, winter memories, and traditions, old and new, at the Linebaugh Public Library at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 2nd.

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BEWARE: Turkeys  On Roadways This Week
BEWARE: Turkeys On Roadways This Week

It's Thanksgiving week, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns there may be a few turkeys on the roads. Here are places to be watchful now through November 25th.

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RCSO: Storms Ravage Area
RCSO: Storms Ravage Area

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that crews are helping in the Couchville Pike - Corinth Road area after early Saturday evening storms ravaged this community.

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Qualifyied Middle Tennessee State University prospective students must apply by Friday, December 1st, in order to be considered for guaranteed academic merit scholarships for qualifying students.

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ART STUDIO TOUR This Weekend!
ART STUDIO TOUR This Weekend!

The 24th Annual Art Studio Tour is at the 10 hottest studios in the area this coming Saturday and Sunday (November 18-19, 2017). Plus, this 10:00AM to 5:00PM event is sponsored by the Stones River Crafts Association and the admission is free.

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Veterans Tribute at VA Hospital CANCELLED!
Veterans Tribute at VA Hospital CANCELLED!

Saturday morning's Veterans Tribute and Parade at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center has been cancelled due to bad weather in the forecast.

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RCSO Finds Missing Man
RCSO Finds Missing Man

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office THANKS THE PUBLIC for helping locate a missing 90-year old man. He has been reunited with his family.

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Joe L. Russell, II Sentenced To 15-Months
Joe L. Russell, II Sentenced To 15-Months

On Thursday former Rutherford County Sheriff Chief Adminstrative Deputy Joe L. Russell, II was sentenced to 15-month on federal corruption charges.

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Greenhouse Ministries Received 650 Turkeys...30% Over Goal!
Greenhouse Ministries Received 650 Turkeys...30% Over Goal!

Residents here in the Heart of Tennessee donated around 650 frozen turkeys to Greenhouse Ministries, so that others can share Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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Guns N More in Smyrna Burglarized
Guns N More in Smyrna Burglarized

Smyrna Police are investigating an early Thursday (11/16/2017) morning burglary at Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway.

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85-Year Old Woman Raped and Robbed
85-Year Old Woman Raped and Robbed

An 85-year old woman in the Mitchell-Neilson area told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at gunpoint.

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Citizens Gather to Remember Child Abuse Victims
Citizens Gather to Remember Child Abuse Victims

The Child Advocacy Center invites the community to join them in paying tribute to child abuse victims and survivors this Wednesday, November 15th at 12:45 p.m. The event will be held at the center, located at 1040 Samsonite Blvd.

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Sylvan Park Restaurant Will Re-Open 6:30AM THURSDAY
Sylvan Park Restaurant Will Re-Open 6:30AM THURSDAY

Sylvan Park Restaurant is re-opening at 6:30 Thursday morning (11/16/2017), after a car slammed through the wall last week.

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Special Kids Awarded $75,000
Special Kids Awarded $75,000

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center has been selected as a Chick-fil-A® Foundation "True Inspiration Awards" winner.

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Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship
Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship

The League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has created the Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship for eligible students in the MTSU College of Liberal Arts.

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Gas Spikes, Plateaus Around $2.18
Gas Spikes, Plateaus Around $2.18

Gas prices plateaued over the weekend, after an unseasonable jump at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro a 10-cent increase unified most discounters to $2.18--within a penny of each other.

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Walk To End Alzheimer's: Truman Jones Honored
Walk To End Alzheimer's: Truman Jones Honored

It was a sunny and brisk Saturday morning, when the Walk To End Alzheimer's flodded into MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Truman Jones was presented the First Annual Melinda Vance Award.

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Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor
Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor

Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation's golden age. A flight on Experimental Aircraft Association's Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

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Veterans Day Tribute Was At 11AM Friday
Veterans Day Tribute Was At 11AM Friday

The annual Veterans Day Tribute was held on the Murfreesboro square at 11:00 o'clock Friday morning. Skies were sunny with a slight breeze, and temperatures were in the upper 40s.

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More news on this years successful Read To Succeed Spelling Bee
More news on this years successful Read To Succeed Spelling Bee

After 128 words in 10 rounds of tough competition, Murfreesboro Community Development Director John Callow claimed the title of 2017 Celebrity Bee Champion with the correct spelling of "slumgullion."

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SUV Leaving Carwash Goes Into Sylvan Park Restaurant
SUV Leaving Carwash Goes Into Sylvan Park Restaurant

A little before 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, an SUV was pulling out of the carwash and went through the side of Sylvan Park Restaurant. There were injuries.

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Ring Plumbing Joins Roscoe Brown, Inc.
Ring Plumbing Joins Roscoe Brown, Inc.

Roscoe Brown Inc., a 77-year old Murfreesboro-based home services company, announced that it has joined forces with Bart Ring of Ring Plumbing

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Wilkinson Pike Crash--Vehicle vs Tree
Wilkinson Pike Crash--Vehicle vs Tree

Murfreesboro Police answered a serious personal injury accident at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night on Wilkinson Pike near Van Cleve Lane.

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Homeless Burn Victim Flown To Vanderbilt
Homeless Burn Victim Flown To Vanderbilt

A homeless man was seriously burned at a campfire on Thursday night off Robert Rose Drive. He was flown to the Burn Center at Vanderbilt.

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John Callow Wins Read To Succeed's Spelling Bee
John Callow Wins Read To Succeed's Spelling Bee

Murfreesboro's Community Development Director John Callow won Read To Succeed's "2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee" with the word "slumgullion".

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Annual Veterans Day Tribute 11AM On Square
Annual Veterans Day Tribute 11AM On Square

The annual Veterans Day Tribute will be on the Historic Murfreesboro Town Square at 11:00 o'clock, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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New Fire Station, Extension of Northfield, and Tear-Down Room In The Inn
New Fire Station, Extension of Northfield, and Tear-Down Room In The Inn

More changes for Murfreesboro: (1) construction of a new fire station, (2) extend Northfield Boulevard, and (3) tear down the old Room In The Inn building.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Expanding
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Expanding

On Wednesday the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency gave St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital the green light to add more floors and increase the number of beds at the hospital. It also approved a surgical treatment center on the New Salem Highway.

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Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

United Way partners with the Child Advocacy Center to educate and reduce the public about child sexual abuse in the community.

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Do You Recognize These Women?
Do You Recognize These Women?

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying these persons of interest relating to a theft of over $1,000 at Walmart.

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Rutherford County Schools CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY
Rutherford County Schools CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY

BULLETIN: All Rutherford County Schools will be CLOSED TODAY... Just in

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Gas Prices Inch UP Slightly!
Gas Prices Inch UP Slightly!

Motorists may see higher gas prices this week, after oil and wholesale gasoline prices made solid gains last week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters opened the week with $2.07 per gallon regular gas.

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State Presents $100K Grant To Linebaugh Library
State Presents $100K Grant To Linebaugh Library

Secretary of State Tre Hargett toured Linebaugh Public Library's new Technology Engagement Center and presented Linebaugh Director Rita Shacklett a check for $100,000.

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2017 Locations for Candlelight Tour of Homes
2017 Locations for Candlelight Tour of Homes

Usher in the holiday season with the annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 4:00-8:00PM. in the Historic Murfreesboro District.

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Jim Tracy Named TN Rural Development Director
Jim Tracy Named TN Rural Development Director

State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy has been named state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Veterans Salute and MTSU 30 - UTEP 3
Veterans Salute and MTSU 30 - UTEP 3

Middle Tennessee State University's 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces events paid tribute to Gold Star Families Saturday (11/4/2017) in special ceremonies across campus. Plus, the night saw the Blue Raiders crush Texas El Paso 30 to 3.

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Female Vet Speaks at MTSU: Changed Female Practices In Military After Lawsuit
Female Vet Speaks at MTSU: Changed Female Practices In Military After Lawsuit

U.S. Air Force Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar will visit MTSU at 4:30 this coming Wednesday afternoon (11/8/2017) to speak on "You Can Be the Change". The public is encouraged to attend the free talk in lecture room 221 of the university's McWherter Learning Resources Center.

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Winners in COOKIN' TO BUILD!
Winners in COOKIN' TO BUILD!

Habitat for Humanity's COOKIN' TO BUILD around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Saturday was a huge success--both weather-wise and attendance. The winning food entries included . . .

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Lascassas Market Robbed At Gunpoint - Suspects Captured
Lascassas Market Robbed At Gunpoint - Suspects Captured

Two suspects were charged with aggravated robbery Thursday, both accused of holding up the Lascassas Market earlier in the day on Lascassas Highway...

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Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day
Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day

Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students entering 1st- 12th grades on November 7, 2017 from 7:45am-11:30am.

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Alzheimer's and the Memory Walk
Alzheimer's and the Memory Walk

Dimentia and Alzheimer's are diseases that strike fear. The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for MTSU on Saturday morning, November 11th.

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TOYS FOR TOTS Sign-Ups This Saturday
TOYS FOR TOTS Sign-Ups This Saturday

Parents who wish to participate in Toys for Tots must pre-register. Open registration is scheduled from 9:00 o'clock this Saturday morning until noon at the Destiny Center Church.

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Do You Know This Suspect, Call La Vergne PD
Do You Know This Suspect, Call La Vergne PD

The LaVergne Police Department needs help from the public in identifying a suspect seen a month ago on surveillance photos at Walmart in La Vergne.

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RCSO Asks If You Recognize This Man?
RCSO Asks If You Recognize This Man?

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect who attempted to pass counterfeit money.

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Congratulations Oakland High's Kaitlin Taylor
Congratulations Oakland High's Kaitlin Taylor

Oakland High School's Kaitlin Taylor placed 3rd at the National FFA Convention for the Agriscience Fair

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Mayor McFarland Promotes Green Space
Mayor McFarland Promotes Green Space

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland joined The Trust for Public Land in launching an historic "10-minute walk". All residents should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

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CPA Charles Arnold Accepts Position In Franklin
CPA Charles Arnold Accepts Position In Franklin

Charles Arnold, formerly with the Murfreesboro City Schools, has been named Associate Director for Finance and Administration with the Franklin Special School District.

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MTSU Basketball Thursday--Helping Puerto Rico
MTSU Basketball Thursday--Helping Puerto Rico

The Blue Raider's basketball season is about to open. With the men's team, they begin with an exhibition game at 7:30 Thursday night against Arkansas Fort Smith. Tip-off is at 7:30 in Murphy Center.

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Secretary of State To Present Grant On Monday
Secretary of State To Present Grant On Monday

Linebaugh Public Library's new Technology Engagement Center (TEC) has received a $100,000 construction grant that's distributed through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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Winners: Recycle Rutherford's Postcard Contest
Winners: Recycle Rutherford's Postcard Contest

Recycle Rutherford has announced the winners to its 2017 postcard contest. The theme was "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".

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Local Church Offers Class on How To Survive Shootings
Local Church Offers Class on How To Survive Shootings

After recent shootings at a nearby church, other congregations are becoming concerned. The danger obviously includes smaller gatherings, not just large groups.

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Murfreesboro Police Need YOUR HELP
Murfreesboro Police Need YOUR HELP

The Violent Crimes Unit of the Murfreesboro Police department has issued a BOLO for 35-year old Nicholas Matthew Lee.

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BLOOD DRIVE: Bleed Blue Beat WKU
BLOOD DRIVE: Bleed Blue Beat WKU

The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders face off against Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers for the seventh annual BLEED BLUE, BEAT WKU blood drive.

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Dr. Lindsay Keith Joins St. Thomas Rutherford
Dr. Lindsay Keith Joins St. Thomas Rutherford

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital welcomes Dr. Lindsay Keith, breast oncology surgeon, to its medical staff. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

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Trick or Treat SAFETY TIPS
Trick or Treat SAFETY TIPS

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids that allows them to dress up as their favorite characters and decorate for the holiday.

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Another Fish Kill at Gateway Island
Another Fish Kill at Gateway Island

A fish kill has occurred at the Gateway Island pond, just off Medical Center Parkway behind the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. A Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff member discovered the fish kill Sunday morning during his routine morning activities at Gateway Island.

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Charlie Daniels at MTSU This Thursday Noon-2PM
Charlie Daniels at MTSU This Thursday Noon-2PM

Legendary country music artist Charlie Daniels will be at MTSU's Phillips Bookstore from noon to 2:00 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. He will be signing his new book Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir.

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County Schools' STUDENT DRAMA PROGRAM
County Schools' STUDENT DRAMA PROGRAM

Later this week, Rutherford County Schools will spotlight its renowned student-drama programs through a free public performance.

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Exchange Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21 (6:30AM)
Exchange Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21 (6:30AM)

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro and the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro announce the 44th Annual One Nation Under God Annual Community Wide Prayer Breakfast at The Embassy Suites Murfreesboro on Tuesday November 21, 7:00 to 8:00 AM (buffet line opens at 6:30AM).

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Murfreesboro Is Conducting SPECIAL CENSUS!
Murfreesboro Is Conducting SPECIAL CENSUS!

The City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, is conducting a Special Census to certify its population growth. The first mailing was sent October 30th.

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Sunday Bomb Threat At O'Charley's Near Sam's
Sunday Bomb Threat At O'Charley's Near Sam's

Murfreesboro Police responded to a bomb threat Sunday at O'Charley's restaurant lon the Old Fort Parkway near Sam's.

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Friday Night Mood At MTSU: Calm, True Blue!
Friday Night Mood At MTSU: Calm, True Blue!

A quick update on the mood at Middle Tennessee State University. Safe and calm with a large police presence of officers from area universities and local authorities.

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Downtown Traffic
Downtown Traffic "Light to Moderate" 1-Hour Before Rally

About an hour before the rally permit begins (1:30-4:00PM) both vehicle and foot traffic in the "open" area approaching the square was light.

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PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed
PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed "One", Rally Groups Entered

As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.

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Crowd Flowing IN and OUT of Murfreesboro Square
Crowd Flowing IN and OUT of Murfreesboro Square

People continue to flow in an out of the Murfreesboro square at 3:30 Saturday (10/28/2017) afternoon.

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City of Murfreesboro releases extensive list of items not allowed at Saturday rally
City of Murfreesboro releases extensive list of items not allowed at Saturday rally

"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...

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Oakland High Closed Friday: BOMB THREAT! ARREST MADE
Oakland High Closed Friday: BOMB THREAT! ARREST MADE

A student has been arrested at Oakland High School after an alleged bomb threat closed down the school for the day.

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Our Home Town--Lonely On A Friday Night
Our Home Town--Lonely On A Friday Night

The historic Murfreesboro square was closed to vehicle traffic Friday afternoon, but police allowed residents to visit downtown restaurants and walk around that evening.

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Some Buildings BOARDED-UP On Square
Some Buildings BOARDED-UP On Square

Some businesses that are located in historic buildings on the Murfreesboro square are boarding up to protect those structures from possible vandalism. Some are even hiring armed security.

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Some businesses boarding up for Saturday
Some businesses boarding up for Saturday

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.

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 ACLU of Tennessee Makes Statement on Murfreesboro and Shelbyville Rallies
ACLU of Tennessee Makes Statement on Murfreesboro and Shelbyville Rallies

In response to white supremacist rallies planned for this coming Saturday in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee issued the following statement:

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Smyrna Apartment Fire on Thursday afternoon
Smyrna Apartment Fire on Thursday afternoon

A fire broke out in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive.

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MTSU Announces Saturday Cancellations on their campus due to Murfreesboro rally
MTSU Announces Saturday Cancellations on their campus due to Murfreesboro rally

More cancellations are being reported as a result of a rally to take place on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon.

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GENERATION UPDATE: Fats Dominio Dead at 89
GENERATION UPDATE: Fats Dominio Dead at 89

GENERATION UPDATE: 89-year old Fats Domino died in New Orleans on Wednesday (10/25/2017).

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Kroger's
Kroger's "The Little Clinic" Alliance With St. Thomas

Saint Thomas Health announces a clinically integrated alliance with The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., to offer extended patient access to healthcare throughout Middle Tennessee.

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Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally
Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally

Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.

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Student Arrested at Oakland High School
Student Arrested at Oakland High School

Rutherford County School Communications Coordinator James Evans reports that an Oakland High School student was expelled Wednesday (10/25/2017) morning when officials discovered weapons.

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Parks and Rec announce closing of Cannonsburgh Saturday - Day of rally
Parks and Rec announce closing of Cannonsburgh Saturday - Day of rally

Another cancellation has been announced due to the so called "White Lives Matter" rally on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday. WGNS' Bart Walker spoke to the Parks and Recreation Department about Saturday cancellations...

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Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Regarding Saturday Rally
Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Regarding Saturday Rally

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.

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Missing Murfreesboro Resident Located
Missing Murfreesboro Resident Located

A SILVER ALERT was issued for 83 Year old Benny Kirby, who was reported missing Wednesday night. Murfreesboro Police found him at WalMart and took him safely home.

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New Red Cross Director Focusing On Volunteers
New Red Cross Director Focusing On Volunteers

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Kathy Ferrell as its new executive director.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Improving Eco System
Murfreesboro Rotary Improving Eco System

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club has donated $2,000 to purchase approximately 150 trees and shrubs that will be planted along Lytle Creek, in an area near Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.

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Smyrna Airport--
Smyrna Airport--"An Economic Engine"

Although not a part of its immediate goals, Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport Executive Director John Black said commercial flights could definitely be a part of its future.

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White Lives Matter Rally could cause major disruption on Murfreesboro Square Saturday
White Lives Matter Rally could cause major disruption on Murfreesboro Square Saturday

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.

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Travel The World With CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS!
Travel The World With CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS!

Would you like to travel to exotic places in 2018 and get a real feel for those places? Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder and Director Steve Cates said the local group offers free training at 4:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon. This will be at the Smyrna Senior Citizens, 100 Raikes Street.

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Gas Prices Still 13-Cents HIGHER Than Pre-Harvey
Gas Prices Still 13-Cents HIGHER Than Pre-Harvey

Despite the recent downward trend, the state average remains 13 cents higher than pre-Hurricane Harvey levels. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.11 per gallon, and several were $2.15.

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Landfill Issues Covered Tonight 7PM
Landfill Issues Covered Tonight 7PM

How much time do we have before the Middle Point Landfill is full? Find out at 7:00 tonight (Monday, 10/30/2017) at the Recycle Rutherford meeting at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.

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HARVEST DAYS Cancelled This Saturday!
HARVEST DAYS Cancelled This Saturday!

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled HARVEST DAYS that was scheduled for this coming Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.

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SILVER ALERT: Have You Seen David Waldron?
SILVER ALERT: Have You Seen David Waldron?

Murfreesboro Police have issued a SILVER ALERT on a 55-year old white male who is an insulin dependent diabetic and diagnosed schizophrenic.

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New 100' Aerial Fire Unit and Old Steam Engine Unveiled
New 100' Aerial Fire Unit and Old Steam Engine Unveiled

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will be at Oaklands Mansion at 2:00 o'clock this Wednesday, afternoon (10/25/2017) to unveiling a restored steam fire engine along with a brand new 100-foot aerial apparatus.

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Murfreesboro Unites
Murfreesboro Unites

In an effort to insure peace when outside groups protest in Murfreesboro on Saturday (10/28/2017), in a voice of unity--many businesses in the downtown district are closing that day to show outsiders there is no desire to encourage hate. Other plans are in place to maintain peace.

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MPD Violent Crimes Unit: Missing Person Alert
MPD Violent Crimes Unit: Missing Person Alert

Murfreesboro Police are trying to locate 37-year old Larry Dale Rogers, Jr., who was last seen Thursday at 1303 Bond Court.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorist of potential trouble spots to avoid today through October 28th.

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Demos' Family Restaurants Encourage Prayer
Demos' Family Restaurants Encourage Prayer

One family business is encouraging directed conversation on October 28th.

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Unique Truckload Grocery Sale - You walk inside the refrigerated trucks
Unique Truckload Grocery Sale - You walk inside the refrigerated trucks

It is a unique local tradition that a locally owned grocery store has done for years that includes two tractor trailer trucks...

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Recycle Rutherford Meeting 7PM This Monday
Recycle Rutherford Meeting 7PM This Monday

How much time do we have before the Middle Point Landfill is full? This vital information will be covered at the fall gathering of Recycle Rutherford at 7:00 o'clock Monday evening. The public is encouraged to be at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.

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7 More Charged In Federal Food Fraud Indictment
7 More Charged In Federal Food Fraud Indictment

Two of the seven person indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury were Murfreesboro residents.

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Wings of Freedom raised big money this year - Money will soon be dispersed to non-profits
Wings of Freedom raised big money this year - Money will soon be dispersed to non-profits

The 15th annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry that is organized each year by the Smyrna Rotary Club was a true success. The board is currently looking at grant applications after raising...

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'Boro Gas Prices Start Week At $2.20
'Boro Gas Prices Start Week At $2.20

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.31 per gallon on Sunday, after dropping 8 cents during the past week. The biggest weekly discounts were seen in Cleveland (-12 cents), Johnson City (-12 cents), and Chattanooga (-10 cents). Here in the 'Boro, prices remained relatively stable with one discounter starting the week at $2.20 per gallon.

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9 Rutherford Countians Honored by Governor
9 Rutherford Countians Honored by Governor

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions, 9 are from Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro City Schools' READ20
Murfreesboro City Schools' READ20

The Murfreesboro City Schools have started a reading initiative called READ20. It encourages parents to read to their children 20-minutes every day.

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Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night
Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night

The Rutherford County Historical Society had a spirit filled gathering Monday evening in the County Archives Building on Rice Street. Stones River Paranormal presented findings from local investigations.

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MTSU College of Liberal Arts helps students 'Explore, Engage, Enrich, Earn'
MTSU College of Liberal Arts helps students 'Explore, Engage, Enrich, Earn'

MTSU's College of Liberal Arts is making a visible push to spread the message about the tremendous upside of students getting a liberal arts education.

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Happy 2nd Birthday BORO ART CRAWL!
Happy 2nd Birthday BORO ART CRAWL!

The Boro Art Crawl celebrated its second anniversary Friday night as its largest turnout shopped, strolled, enjoyed delicious treats and enjoyed 70-degree temps.

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11th Annual
11th Annual "The Middle Half" Tremendous!

Temps were in the low 70s when the 11th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive Saturday morning. Almost 3,000 athletes lined-up next to the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

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'Boro Traffic
'Boro Traffic "Hot Spots" Through October 21st

Construction crews are working to complete work before cold weather hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential trouble spots in the 'Boro for today through October 21st.

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BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU Nov. 13-15; 10AM-6PM
BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU Nov. 13-15; 10AM-6PM

You'll have a chance to put your veins where your cheers are and prove that you really do BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU. The seventh annual blood drive takes place 10:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 13-15, 2017) at the Campus Recreation Center.

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'Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday Night
'Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday Night

The October Boro Art Crawl celebrates it's second birthday from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Friday evening.

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NAACP Election Process Changes
NAACP Election Process Changes

At 7:00 o'clock Thursday (10/12/2017) evening, the Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to be at Historic Bradley Academy to learn about new election procedures that go into effect next year as well as learning about candidates.

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Gas Prices Slide Other Places, But Not 'Boro!
Gas Prices Slide Other Places, But Not 'Boro!

Tennessee gas prices have been on a steep slide for the last three weeks and should drift even lower this week. Murfreesboro discounters did not get the word, as prices rose slightly here.

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Ram Knows, and Ram Tells!
Ram Knows, and Ram Tells!

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran surveys reports from construction crews and suggests areas motorist may wish to avoid today through October 14th.

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Eliminate Library Fines, Donate Canned Food!
Eliminate Library Fines, Donate Canned Food!

If overdue fines are keeping you from using the Linebaugh Public Library, this is your lucky day! Starting October 15th through the 21st, pay your fines with donations of canned food.

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Go Murfreesboro--You're The Best!
Go Murfreesboro--You're The Best!

We're not the only ones who feel that Murfreesboro is a great place. WaletHub lists "The Heart of Tennessee" as the 6th Fastest Growing Mid-Size City in America!

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Gas Drops 20-cents In 'Boro
Gas Drops 20-cents In 'Boro

AAA reports that Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.47 on Sunday. In Murfreesboro the week opened with some discounters dropping 20-cents to $2.29 per gallon.

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BULLETIN: Death in Las Vegas at Concert
BULLETIN: Death in Las Vegas at Concert

Las Vegas Police have closed a section of the strip as an early morning shooter takes shots from a "high point". CBS reports 50 killed and over 400 wounded / injured as shooter unloads on a music festival.

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Plaque Placed On New County Parking Garage
Plaque Placed On New County Parking Garage

Last Friday a special historical marker was placed on the new Rutherford County parking garage built to accommodate the Judicial Center. County Historian Greg Tucker noted this was to document the historical significance that piece of land has had on Murfreesboro.

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Rev. Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. Honored by Lilly Endowment
Rev. Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. Honored by Lilly Endowment

Murfreesboro First Presbyterian's pastor, Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr., is one of only two Tennessee ministers to receive a "sabbath time" grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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REMINDER: WGNS will be
REMINDER: WGNS will be "LIVE" on Saturday from 12:30 to 4PM at Absolute Wireless

JOIN WGNS on Saturday (9/30/17) from 12:30 to 4PM at Sprint by Absolute Wireless for free phones, free food, fun games and more!

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Murfreesboro Men
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Murfreesboro Men

A federal grand jury in Nashville returned an indictment charging two Murfreesboro men, Charles Dwight Stout, III, 19, and Thomas Avery Gibbs, 18, with conspiring to commit a civil rights violation and committing a civil rights violation through damaging and defacing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

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Smyrna Police Need Your Help!
Smyrna Police Need Your Help!

Smyrna Police need your help in locating Logan Wallace, a suspect in the burglary of True Vine Baptist Church at 530 Carter Court.

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Shelby Bottom Duo 4:30PM Wednesday at MTSU
Shelby Bottom Duo 4:30PM Wednesday at MTSU

MTSU will ring with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement at 4:30 this Wednesday afternoon in the State Farm Lecture Hall in MTSU's Business and Aerospace Building.

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UPDATE: Red Cross Hurricans-Earthquake Relief
UPDATE: Red Cross Hurricans-Earthquake Relief

Here is an update from the American Red Cross on Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, and Mexico Earthquake

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WARNING: Avoid Haynes Drive All Weekend
WARNING: Avoid Haynes Drive All Weekend

Avoid a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal and repaving of a deteriorated "failing section" of street surface.

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Ram's Areas To Avoid Traffic Jams
Ram's Areas To Avoid Traffic Jams

A taste of fall is gearing crews up to finish jobs before winter hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through October 7th.

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Rotary Club Giving Dictionaries To All Third Grade Students
Rotary Club Giving Dictionaries To All Third Grade Students

Local Rotary Clubs are giving dictionaries to all third grade students in the area. This is an annual project that improves literacy and encourages youngsters to develop better communication skills.

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Governor and Crissy Haslam, Peyton Manning Raise $ For Alzheimer's
Governor and Crissy Haslam, Peyton Manning Raise $ For Alzheimer's

Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam partnered with Peyton Manning to raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation for its fight to reduce Alzheimer's disease.

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UPDATE: Wife murderer Jacob Pearman gets struck down for new appeal request
UPDATE: Wife murderer Jacob Pearman gets struck down for new appeal request

UPDATE: Pearman will remain behind bars for life. However, he will be eligible for parole at age 90 in year 2073.

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MTSU Welcomes
MTSU Welcomes " Oral History Association"

One of the nation's most prestigious and respected groups of historians will be housed at MTSU for at least for the next five years.

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Another Major Music Festival In The 'Boro
Another Major Music Festival In The 'Boro

The Acorn Festival is a new major event in the 'Boro that will showcase indie rock, folk and Americana genres of music. The venue is the natural amphatheatre at Oaklands Park, beside the mansion.

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1st Shot FALL BREAK CAMP Starts Monday!
1st Shot FALL BREAK CAMP Starts Monday!

Next week is fall break, and Basketball Coach Andy Herzer invites area youth, ages 8 to 13, to be a part of the 1st Shot Fall Break Camp.

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Gas Prices Nationally On
Gas Prices Nationally On "Steep Slide"--Not Here Yet.

Gas prices are on a steep slide after reaching 3-year highs due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. However, that has not happened in the 'Boro.

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1 Dead, 7 Iinjured at Church Shooting
1 Dead, 7 Iinjured at Church Shooting

Just barely over the Rutherford County line in Davidson County, a Smyrna woman was killed at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road and six were injured when a Murfreesboro reisdent went on a shooting spree.

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2 Teens Flown From Saturday Night Compton Rd. Crash
2 Teens Flown From Saturday Night Compton Rd. Crash

A crash on Compton Road at Emery Road Saturday night (9/23/2017) saw to teens taken by LifeFlight helicopter to the Vanderbilt Trauma Center.

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MISSING PERSON FOUND
MISSING PERSON FOUND

As a follow-up to the Saturday (9/23/2017) afternoon missing person alert from the Murfreesboro Police Department, 23-year old Abigail Siemiatkaska has been located.

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Missing Woman Endangered--She Has Since Been Located
Missing Woman Endangered--She Has Since Been Located

Since her disappearance, she has been located. The Sheriff's Office sent out the following statement:

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Who Is This Man? Call La Vergne Police.
Who Is This Man? Call La Vergne Police.

La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect. Phone 615-287-8667 or 615-287-8747.

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Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast
Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast

We are now officially in the fall season, and construction sites are putting the hammer to the metal in order to be on schedule before winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jam areas to avoid between today and September 30th.

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Are You Ready? The Center for the Arts is!
Are You Ready? The Center for the Arts is!

Get ready for two strange October encounters at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, 110 West College Street.

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Congestion HOT SPOTS
Congestion HOT SPOTS

As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.

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Answers To Your Questions For Mayor McFarland
Answers To Your Questions For Mayor McFarland

Each month when Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on WGNS, he receives a steady stream of phonecalls from area residents. Here are his September responses.

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Fun at Kittrell School Reunion
Fun at Kittrell School Reunion

This past weekend, the Kittrell School Reunion was held at Kittrell Elementary School,

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Linebaugh Cardholders Can Download TV Show, e-books and more!
Linebaugh Cardholders Can Download TV Show, e-books and more!

Linebaugh Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.

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SILVER ALERT CANCELLED--Woman Found!
SILVER ALERT CANCELLED--Woman Found!

The La Vergne Police Department cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 75-year old Esther McDaniels. She was found in Clarksville.

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'Boro Gas Still High, But Southeast Supplies UP
'Boro Gas Still High, But Southeast Supplies UP

A steady stream of ships delivering gasoline to Florida's ports are helping to normalize supply levels in the southeastern U.S. Prices have dropped a few center, but they're still almost 60-center higher than prior to the hurricanes.

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FirstBank New Salem Highway Robbed Monday
FirstBank New Salem Highway Robbed Monday

Shortly before lunchtime Monday morning, a white male entered FirstBank on the New Salem Highway and demanded money.

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Use Kiosk To Renew License Plates In 1-Minute!
Use Kiosk To Renew License Plates In 1-Minute!

Thanks to an automated kiosk, long-lines to renew your license plates are becoming a thing of the past.

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Lightning Arestor Caused MED's Power Outage
Lightning Arestor Caused MED's Power Outage

Murfreesboro Electric customers along Broad and South Church Streets--including industrial areas off Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Park Avenue were without power for almost an hour Monday afternoon.

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Ram's Road Warning Through September 23rd
Ram's Road Warning Through September 23rd

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to be alert today through September 23rd.

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16th Judicial District Circuit Court Vacancy
16th Judicial District Circuit Court Vacancy

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission submitted three names to Governor Haslam for consideration to fill the vacancy created when Circuit Court Judge Keith Siskin passed away.

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2017 Technology Solutions Award
2017 Technology Solutions Award

The City of Murfreesboro has received the 2017 Technology Solutions Award from the Public Technology Institute for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program.

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Volunteers Needed For Habitat's
Volunteers Needed For Habitat's "Panel Build"

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to build wall panels in one week at the Grove at Williamson Place. Starting at 9:00 o'clock next Saturday morning (9/23/2017), the "Build It Forward" kicks-off.

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Sign-Up NOW for Women's Conference
Sign-Up NOW for Women's Conference

Dale Smith Thomas is keynote speaker at the Chamber's October 19th WOMEN'S CONFERENCE at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

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Irma Forced Greenhouse's
Irma Forced Greenhouse's "Game Day" Inside, But Dream Grew Larger.

With Monday afternoon weather calling for wind and rain flowing through the 'Boro as a result of Hurricane Irma, Greenhouse Ministries decided it would be wise to forego Game Day 2017 being in a tent and find an inside location.

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AAA: Gas Prices Continue UP!
AAA: Gas Prices Continue UP!

Remnants of Harvey expected to drive gas prices through the month.

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A Moving 9/11 Memorial at Sheriffs Office
A Moving 9/11 Memorial at Sheriffs Office

Members of our community gathered around the 9/11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at noon on Monday to honor emergency responders, military and civilians who made the supreme sacrifice.

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Reports of Feeling
Reports of Feeling "Earth Move" in East 'Boro

Rutherford County Fire Chief Larry Farley told WGNS, "Firefighters responded to the area of Jakes Avenue and Flat Rock Road. We had conflicting reports from an explosion to a house blew up and was fully engulfed in flames. After searching and questioning several people nothing was found..."

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Saturday's HEART WALK Was Huge Success!
Saturday's HEART WALK Was Huge Success!

Saturday morning brought sunny skies with temps in the low 60s, perfect for the annual HEART WALK on the campus of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Over 1,000 walkers help to exceed the goal.

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Ram's Road Challenges
Ram's Road Challenges

Absolutely gorgeous fall temps mixed with periods of heavy rain makes a formula for "traffic challenges". Here are Ram Balachandran's "warning spots" from now through September 16th in the 'Boro.

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BACK TO SCHOOL DASH September 16th
BACK TO SCHOOL DASH September 16th

The annual 2017 Murfreesboro City School Foundation's Back to School Dash at Overall Creek Elementary School will be at 7:00 o'clock next Saturday morning.

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ATTENTION: Middle and High School GIRLS
ATTENTION: Middle and High School GIRLS

On-line registration will end Friday, Sept. 29, for the 21st annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls need to act quickly to secure their place.

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RCSO 9/11 Tribute at Noon Monday
RCSO 9/11 Tribute at Noon Monday

Monday is Patriot's Day and the public is encouraged to be at the Sheriffs Office at noon for a tribute to those who died in this terrorist attack on America.

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Citizen Fires At Robbery Suspects
Citizen Fires At Robbery Suspects

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shooting outside Victoria Secret in The Avenue of Murfreesboro. It occurred around 11:30 Saturday morning.

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Another Great Smyrna WOF Fish Fry!
Another Great Smyrna WOF Fish Fry!

The perfect weekend weather made the 15th ANNUAL WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY a huge success.

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4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon
4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon

A four vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad and Vine in downtown Murfreesboro around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon created a gridlock traffic situation.

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'Boro Gas Prices UP 50-cents!
'Boro Gas Prices UP 50-cents!

It's been a longtime since the majority Murfreesboro discounters had gas prices that not only were almost identical ($2.59), but were above Nashville's and the states' average price per gallon. The week started with most local discounters offering petro for $2.59, a 50-cent increase.

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Center for the Arts introduced 2018 Season to packed house!
Center for the Arts introduced 2018 Season to packed house!

The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts dramatically introduced its 2018 season to a packed house on Saturday night.

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Ram's Labor Day Jams
Ram's Labor Day Jams

Many construction projects in this area are nearing their deadlines, so crews are ramping-up the work. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jams now through September 9th.

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White Oak Craft Fair
White Oak Craft Fair

The 28th annual White Oak Craft Fair at the Arts Center of Cannon County September 9th and 10th.

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SAVE Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 for Cookin' To Build
SAVE Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 for Cookin' To Build

Rutherford County's Habitat for Humanity is preparing for the 10th Annual Cookin' To Build that will be around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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RAIN Cancels
RAIN Cancels "Friday Night Live" TONIGHT (9/1/17)

Rain from Hurricane Harvey forces cancellation tonight (9/1/17) of Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - Makeup date is not yet confirmed.

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Local 19-Year Old Turns Himself In: Mosque Vandalism
Local 19-Year Old Turns Himself In: Mosque Vandalism

19-year old Charles Dwight Stout, III of Murfreesboro was indicted Wednesday (8/30/2017) by a federal grand jury and charged with obstruction of justice. The charge relates to the ongoing investigation into the vandalism of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on July 10, 2017.

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SRO Jimmy Sanford Arrested Monday
SRO Jimmy Sanford Arrested Monday

School Resource Officer Jimmy Sanford was arrested on charges of assault, perjury, filing a false report on Monday at Smyrna West Alternative School. He was terminated. UPDATED with Mugshot

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Blessings and Ribbon Cutting at VILLAGES OF MURFREESBORO
Blessings and Ribbon Cutting at VILLAGES OF MURFREESBORO

Murfreesboro's newest senior living community opened with a packed house Thursday evening. The Villages of Murfreesboro at 2250 Willow Oak Trail held a blessing of the building, ribbon cutting...

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Solid Waste Driver RALPH KING Honored!
Solid Waste Driver RALPH KING Honored!

Ralph King, a Driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, has been named STARS award recipient for August 2017.

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Murfreesboro City Council: Jones Blvd. and Cherry Ln.
Murfreesboro City Council: Jones Blvd. and Cherry Ln.

The Murfreesboro City Council has approved appraisal services for Jones Boulevard improvements and geotechnical exploration services for the Cherry Lane Phase 2 Extension.

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Two Murfreesboro Police Motorcycle Officers Collide with One Another Tuesday
Two Murfreesboro Police Motorcycle Officers Collide with One Another Tuesday

Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning two Murfreesboro motorcycle officers were enroute to an injury accident when something went wrong and they collided at the intersection of Northwest Broad Street and Hamilton Drive.

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Murfreesboro Police SUSPEND MOTORCYCLE Program
Murfreesboro Police SUSPEND MOTORCYCLE Program

After Tuesday morning's minor injury crash involving two officers, the Murfreesboro Police Department has suspended the use of motorcycles until an evaluation of the program is completed.

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Hurricane Harvey Jumps Gas 10-Cents In 'Boro
Hurricane Harvey Jumps Gas 10-Cents In 'Boro

The gasoline market opened with a bang on Sunday night. With Hurricane Harvey cutting our Texas fuel supply, discounters in the 'Boro jumped a dime to $2.09 per gallon.

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Carlton Reunion/Rockvale History THIS Saturday
Carlton Reunion/Rockvale History THIS Saturday

Carlton family reunion, Rockvale Store and Rockvale Historical Society this coming Saturday at the Eagleville Community Center.

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Tourists Bring $331.89-Million To Rutherford County
Tourists Bring $331.89-Million To Rutherford County

Tourism in Rutherford County continues to grow at an impressive rate.

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MFRD Responds To Townhouse Fire Monday Night
MFRD Responds To Townhouse Fire Monday Night

Just after 5:30 Monday night, Murfreesboro firefighters responded to a blaze at the Aspen Heights Apartments on Old Castle Drive.

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MTSU Foundation Honors Faculty
MTSU Foundation Honors Faculty

Another welcome tradition at the Middle Tennessee State University's Fall Faculty Meeting is the annual presentation of the MTSU Foundation Awards.

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MTSU Welcomes New Students
MTSU Welcomes New Students

With dozens of on and off-campus volunteers assisting them, thousands of new and returning MTSU students moved in to campus Friday (Aug. 25th).

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Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park
Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park

We have another update on the Murfreesboro Greenway as the next phase of construction begins...

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Jobs Are Plentiful...Rutherford County #2
Jobs Are Plentiful...Rutherford County #2

Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest number of workers who don't have jobs in Tennessee.

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Rutherford Society Kick-Off Thursday Night
Rutherford Society Kick-Off Thursday Night

The kickoff for the "2018 Rutherford Society Gala" was held Thursday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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7 Attorneys Being Considered For Circuit Ct. Judgeship
7 Attorneys Being Considered For Circuit Ct. Judgeship

The Tennessee Trial Court Vacancy Commission will meet in Murfreesboro to interview 7 candidates who wish to be considered for the vacancy created with the death of Judge Keith Siskin.

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Solar Energy not cost saving in Murfreesboro, TN
Solar Energy not cost saving in Murfreesboro, TN

Solar energy is a great resource for power, but not necessarily the best in Rutherford County. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains...

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Insight Counseling Helps Many In Mid-State
Insight Counseling Helps Many In Mid-State

The Insight Counseling Center's annual luncheon was held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church.

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UPDATE: Benjamin Brenton-Munoz Killed In Crash
UPDATE: Benjamin Brenton-Munoz Killed In Crash

37-year old Benjamin Brenton-Munoz of 1130 Stratus Drive here in Murfreesboro was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle crash early last Saturday morning on Southeast Broad Street.

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The Rest of the Story Behind County's High School Coordinator
The Rest of the Story Behind County's High School Coordinator

In her new role as high school coordinator for Rutherford County Schools, Dr. Kay Martin eager to share her vast knowledge, experience to serve students and families.

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Gas Prices Retreating--$2.01 in 'Boro
Gas Prices Retreating--$2.01 in 'Boro

Motorists did not have to wait until fall to see gas prices move lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.01.

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UPDATED PHOTOS: 2017 Eclipse Enjoyed By All In Rutherford County
UPDATED PHOTOS: 2017 Eclipse Enjoyed By All In Rutherford County

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.

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MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event
MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event

Thousands of people descended upon Middle Tennessee State University for the Great Tennessee Eclipse Monday (Aug. 21), knowing that it was a good chance they wouldn't be around for the next total eclipse over this area -- five-plus centuries from now.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead at 91
Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, the legendary actor, comedian and director, has died, his agent confirmed to CBS News. He was 91.

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Police Investigate
Police Investigate "Street Vandalism" on Meigs Drive

On Saturday morning Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism to city streets call on Meigs Drive.

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Saturday Morning Crash Kills One, Injures One
Saturday Morning Crash Kills One, Injures One

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning on Manchaster Pike.

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Ram's Weekly Road Warnings
Ram's Weekly Road Warnings

Traffric Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that prime construction weather will be with us for a few more months, and so will traffic jams. His road warnings for today through August 26th are growing.

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"The Social Chair" Open in The Fountains

Beauty gets a lot more social in the 'Boro this week as, The Social Chair, Murfreesboro's first premier blowout bar, opens its doors to the public on Tuesday in The Fountains at Gateway.

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MPD Promotes 6 Officers
MPD Promotes 6 Officers

On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.

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Local Actor Back On Stage After 15-Year Absence
Local Actor Back On Stage After 15-Year Absence

Lead actor in the Center's production of "Pirates of Penzance", Mark David Williams, returned to the stage on Friday night after a 15-year hiatus due to a tragic drunk-driving car crash.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House
Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House

MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House for hiring veterans.

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Evening Rotary's 1st Meeting 6PM Tuesday
Evening Rotary's 1st Meeting 6PM Tuesday

Murfreesboro Rotary Club is forming an evening club with its inaugural meeting set for 6:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening at the Gondolier Restaurant, 219 Northwest Broad Street.

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Are You Ready For Monday's Eclipse?
Are You Ready For Monday's Eclipse?

Monday afternoon's total solar eclipse is more than a once in a lifetime opportunity. In fact, this is the first like this for Tennessee since 1749. Dr. Craig McCabe warns to wear the proper eye protection to watch the eclipse.

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Silver Alert CANCELLED--Woman Located!
Silver Alert CANCELLED--Woman Located!

Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 65 year old Doris Bean from Alabama. She was quickly located.

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Drive The QUILT TOUR And See History
Drive The QUILT TOUR And See History

Have you ever driven the quilt trail that takes you out Bradyville Pike, through Readyville and back to Murfreesboro along Halls Hill Pike?

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Friday Afternoon House Fire On Bradyville Pike
Friday Afternoon House Fire On Bradyville Pike

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a house fire at 1428 Bradyville Pike around 3:17 Friday afternoon.

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Friday Night Blaze Leaves Family Homeless
Friday Night Blaze Leaves Family Homeless

Family lost everything in a Friday night blaze at 418 Tessa Court.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions on WGNS
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions on WGNS

Some of the August questions that were phoned to Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland during his radio broadcast took extra research. Here is what the mayor discovered.

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RCSO Mounted Patrol:
RCSO Mounted Patrol: "Great for Crowd Control"

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is expanding the use of its mounted patrol for crowd control at football games, shopping centers and even communities.

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Mason Deforrest Sentenced 20-Years for Attempted Murder
Mason Deforrest Sentenced 20-Years for Attempted Murder

A convicted felon who fired a handgun at two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies is now serving a 20-year prison sentence. 25-year old Mason Deforrest of Richland Road was charged with attempted murder of Lt. Kenneth Barrett and Cpl. Nick Coble last October.

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Riverdale's Marcus Pendleton Favored In ABC's
Riverdale's Marcus Pendleton Favored In ABC's "Boy Band"

Riverdale High School's Marcus Pendleton is competing in ABC's "Boy Band" television show. The 16 year old junior is one of 30 vying in front of celebrities for the position.

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City Council Reviewed
City Council Reviewed "2017 Capital Improvement Plan"

The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during Thursday night's (8/17/2017) special meeting.

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Homeless in Murfreessboro
Homeless in Murfreessboro

As for fear, she worries about her safety the most. She worries about being killed more than being dirty.

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TAB Honors Whit Adamson With Highest Award
TAB Honors Whit Adamson With Highest Award

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters concluded its 2017 Annual Conference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Wednesday by presenting the Distinguished Service Award to Whit Adamson.

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Business In Rutherford County Is Exploding
Business In Rutherford County Is Exploding

Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church is doing a series on "communinity involvement" on Wednesday evenings. On Wednesday night, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Economic Development Brian Hercules retail sales in Rutherford County are fourth for the entire state.

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PAWS
PAWS "Reading To Dogs" Program Works!

On Tuesday, PAWS Public Relations and Media Specialist Lindsay Frierson told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that the local animal adoption group's Reading To The Animals program is about to grow.

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Toot's Expanding...4th Eatery In West 'Boro/Blackman
Toot's Expanding...4th Eatery In West 'Boro/Blackman

Toot's Good Food and Fun is about to begin construction of their fourth restaurant here in Rutherford County.

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Tennessee's Radio & TV Broadcasters In The 'Boro
Tennessee's Radio & TV Broadcasters In The 'Boro

Radio and television broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are in Murfreesboro for the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters' Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Gas Prices Steady
Gas Prices Steady

Prices at the pump are holding steady, declining only fractions of a penny over the weekend. Some 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.04 per gallon for regular gas.

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Beesley Foundation's BLESSING OF THE PETS
Beesley Foundation's BLESSING OF THE PETS

The Jesse C. Beesley Animal Foundation conducted its Annual Blessing of the Pets this past Saturday, and it was a huge success.

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Vigil Against Charlottesville Riots Held Sunday Night In 'Boro
Vigil Against Charlottesville Riots Held Sunday Night In 'Boro

Several hundred persons gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Sunday evening voicing opposition to the violence that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Ram's Areas To Avoid Today Through Aug. 19th
Ram's Areas To Avoid Today Through Aug. 19th

The tenth fastest growing city in the U.S.A. obviously has lots of construction, and that brings challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through August 19th.

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MTSU Summer Commencement
MTSU Summer Commencement

On Saturday morning, MTSU's Murphy Center was filled with laughter, cheering and a few tears as 791 new alumni were created with the awarding of diplomas during the summer commencement.

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Eagleville's Fall Street Fesitval Sept. 23rd
Eagleville's Fall Street Fesitval Sept. 23rd

The City of Eagleville will host a day long, downtown street festival on Saturday, September 23rd is the first weekend of Fall, and the folks in Eagleville will celebrate with its annual downtown street festival.

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Oaklands Octoberfest Sept. 23rd
Oaklands Octoberfest Sept. 23rd

Oaklands Mansion kicks off the first weekend of the fall season with its third-annual Oktoberfest 5:00 until 9:00 on Saturday evening, September 23rd.

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MTSU helps fight Obesity
MTSU helps fight Obesity

MTSU's Center for Health & Human Services is taking aim at the obesity crisis in Tennessee as part of a new statewide organization.

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UPDATE on a Murfreesboro Murder
UPDATE on a Murfreesboro Murder

We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.

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Seat belt Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro
Seat belt Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro

A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro at the Highway 99 / Warrior Drive intersection on Friday (8/11/17)...

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Watch out for school buses
Watch out for school buses

As summer comes to a close and the leaves begin to turn, children across the country are packing up their backpacks and returning to school.

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Fun At Barfield Crescent Park This Weekend
Fun At Barfield Crescent Park This Weekend

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will offer two special events this weekend at Barfield Crescent Park.

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MTSU Graduation THIS Saturday
MTSU Graduation THIS Saturday

Nearly 800 MTSU students are preparing to accept their hard-earned degrees at the university's summer 2017 commencement ceremony, set this Saturday inside Murphy Center.

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Local Girls Scouts Offering STEAM
Local Girls Scouts Offering STEAM

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is offering girls more opportunities than ever to explore technology, arts, robotics and science.

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Students Hit In Riverdale School Zone Wednesday
Students Hit In Riverdale School Zone Wednesday

The importance of being aware of students and school zones came into focus Wednesday afternoon when a student was hit by a car on Warrior Drive.

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Gas Prices Inch UPWARD
Gas Prices Inch UPWARD

Gas prices are mostly climbing around the country. After rising 6 cents in the past week, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.14 on Sunday. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week at $2.02 per gallon, and a few were at $2.04.

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SPD Chief Arnold Named President TN Chiefs of Police
SPD Chief Arnold Named President TN Chiefs of Police

On Friday evening (8/4/2017), Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold was inducted as president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.

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BRIDGE OVER BROAD girders
BRIDGE OVER BROAD girders "in"...traffic flowing again.

The giant girders connecting the north and south sides of the Bridge Over Broad are installed, and traffic is given a green light in all directions.

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Watch For Traffic Jams--through August 12th!
Watch For Traffic Jams--through August 12th!

Much construction is creating traffic challenges, especially around the historic business district. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots between now and August 12th.

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Dr. Carol M. Swain speaks at GOP Luncheon
Dr. Carol M. Swain speaks at GOP Luncheon

Dr. Carol M. Swain will be the guest speaker at the quarterly Rutherford County GOP Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, August 15 with the message of "How to be the People who Reclaim a Nation".

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23 Lives Lost This Year In Rutherford County Crashes
23 Lives Lost This Year In Rutherford County Crashes

Twenty-three people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County, two less than the same time last year, said Tony Burnett of the Governor's Highway Safety Office.

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Storms Reduced FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Turnout
Storms Reduced FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Turnout

Passing storms reduced the turnout at Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly Friday Night Live concert on the east side of the historic courthouse.

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'Boro City Council Looks At Oaklands Wetlands Property
'Boro City Council Looks At Oaklands Wetlands Property

Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman reports that the city has reached a contractual agreement with the White family to purchase the wetlands behind Oaklands Mansion.

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Suicide numbers drastically up in Murfreesboro
Suicide numbers drastically up in Murfreesboro

Many have noticed that suicides are up in the Murfreesboro area. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the police department stated...

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Gas Prices Rise Slightly
Gas Prices Rise Slightly

Gas prices saw another round of increases last week. A few 'Boro discounters started the week at $1.98.

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TRAFFIC ALERT from Ram Balachandran
TRAFFIC ALERT from Ram Balachandran

Construction projects are in high-gear and traffic challenges are throughout the city. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through August 5th.

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REMEMBER: Broad @ OFP/Memorial CLOSED Until 6AM Monday
REMEMBER: Broad @ OFP/Memorial CLOSED Until 6AM Monday

Remember, all directions of the BRIDGE OVER BROAD are closed to traffic until 6:00AM Monday (7/31/2017) morning.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers
Cripple Creek Cloggers "Wowed" Croatia!

The Cripple Creek Cloggers returned home July 24th after successful performances in Croatia.

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Judge Keith Siskin Dead After Painful Crohn's Disease Battle
Judge Keith Siskin Dead After Painful Crohn's Disease Battle

UPDATE: The celebration of life for The Honorable Keith Siskin will be August 12 at World Outreach Church. Visitation with the family at 9AM and service at 10AM.

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Gas Prices Rollercoaster Ride
Gas Prices Rollercoaster Ride

Gas prices have been on a rollercoaster ride this summer. In the 'Boro, some discounters are offering regular gas for $1.97 per gallon.

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Road Adventures With Ram Through July 29th
Road Adventures With Ram Through July 29th

Hot time, as summer in the city ramps-up construction projects and creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warms 'Boro motorists of places to avoid now through July 29th.

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MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.

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Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex
Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex

Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?

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Cripple Creek Cloggers In Croatia
Cripple Creek Cloggers In Croatia

As the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their golden anniversary, they are performing in Croatia. The local folk dance troupe shares the Appalachian style of old-time dancing with audiences around the world.

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Suspect in 2013 Smyrna Murder still wanted by the TBI and Police
Suspect in 2013 Smyrna Murder still wanted by the TBI and Police

In 2013, John Bouavong was shot and killed outside of a Smyrna eatery. The man was thought to have been caught in the crossfire of a group fighting outside the Souksavahn Restaurant on Almaville Road.

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