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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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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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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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Update:
Update: "Bridge Over Broad"

Steel girders are now protruding from both the Old Fort Parkway and Memorial Boulevard sides of the Bridge Over Broad project. Plans call for shutting down all directions of traffic for two=weekends to connect the girders.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

On the mayor's radio show, whenever a listener phones-in a question that needs research, Mayor Shane McFarland searches for the answer. Here are the mayor's responses to questions received on July 12, 2017.

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MTSU Scholarships for Women
MTSU Scholarships for Women

Two MTSU scholars are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship for women who aspire to enter the computer field.

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See SOLAR ECLIPSE At Linebaugh Library
See SOLAR ECLIPSE At Linebaugh Library

Linebaugh Public Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

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Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store
Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store

According to a loss prevention employee, the subject allegedly stole two Apple TV receivers, a Garmin GPS unit, a Google home Wi-Fi system, a speaker sound bar and ironically, a security camera system.

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BRINKLEY ROAD Public Meeting This Tuesday
BRINKLEY ROAD Public Meeting This Tuesday

If you're interested in the proposed improvements to Brinkley Road, the City of Murfreesboro is conducting a public informational meeting at the Blackman Community Club from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening (7/18/2017). The club is located at 4310 Manson Pike.

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Ram's Road Challenges Thru July 22nd
Ram's Road Challenges Thru July 22nd

A challenging traffic week ahead and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through July 22nd.

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Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board
Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board

Stepfather convicted for his role in murdering his 7-year-old son in Christiana, TN in 2004 will be before a parole board in October of this year. The man will be asking for release.

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UPDATE: Do you have clues from the 1977 Stanley Smith Murder Case in Murfreesboro?
UPDATE: Do you have clues from the 1977 Stanley Smith Murder Case in Murfreesboro?

Stanley Smith was shot and killed in 1977. His body was later found on the grounds of the Stones River Battlefield near an old home on Van Cleave Lane.

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The new fiscal year for Rutherford County began July 1st
The new fiscal year for Rutherford County began July 1st

The new fiscal year for Rutherford County, Tennessee began July 1st. Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says the proposed tax rate is $2.68 per $100 in value.

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Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out
Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out

Rutherford County Democratic Party Chairman Matt Ferry says that the organization that he is with stands out strongly against acts of hate crimes in this community.

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MFRD Rules Blackman MS Blaze Accidental--TOTAL LOSS!
MFRD Rules Blackman MS Blaze Accidental--TOTAL LOSS!

Fire Marshall Carl Peas' has completed his investigation into the Sunday night fire in the wresting building at Blackman Middle School. He ruled the incident "ACCIDENTAL" and reports that the detached structure is a total loss.

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"Ragtime, the musical" at the Center for the Arts

If you haven't seen "Ragtime", and enjoy American history and musicals--you don't want to miss it, you will want to check this one out at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. The production continues with Sunday matinees at 2:00PM and 7:30PM evening shows on Friday and Saturday through July 23rd.Â

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RCSO Needs Help Identifying This Man
RCSO Needs Help Identifying This Man

Surveillance video at the Rutherford County Courthouse shows a man breaking into the historic building early Sunday morning. The suspect is believed to be driving a newer model Volvo with a sunroof.

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'Boro NOT On The Sears Holdings' Closing List
'Boro NOT On The Sears Holdings' Closing List

Sears Holdings announced Friday that 43 more stores will be closed in the U.S. this year. Murfreesboro is not on the list, and the only Tennessee store is a Kmart in Jackson.

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Ram's Traffic Jams Through July 15th
Ram's Traffic Jams Through July 15th

Hot summer weather and construction, create traffic jams and frustrated motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about potential areas to avoid today through July 15th.

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39th Uncle Dave Macon Days Continues
39th Uncle Dave Macon Days Continues

The 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is underway at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. Record crowds attended Friday's shows where Billy Henson was honored. Saturday is expected to attract an even larger audience.

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Entice Packs Friday Night Live On Square
Entice Packs Friday Night Live On Square

Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE drew another crowd to the east side of the courthouse with the music of Entice.

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2017 See Increase In 'Boro Single-Family Homes
2017 See Increase In 'Boro Single-Family Homes

Single-family residential detached permits in Murfreesboro continue their upward trend in 2017.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Headed To Croatia
Cripple Creek Cloggers Headed To Croatia

Tennessee's Cripple Creek Cloggers, headquartered in Murfreesboro, will represent the U.S. in the International Folk Festival in Zagreb, Croatia during July 17th through the 24th.

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Bargain Gas--$1.83 Per Gallon
Bargain Gas--$1.83 Per Gallon

Nationally, Independence Day travelers enjoyed the lowest fuel prices in decades. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters offered regular gas at $1.83 per gallon.

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Part of Rockvale History
Part of Rockvale History

The Rockvale Historical Society hosted its first Checkers Tournament at the 91st Annual July 4th 2017 Rockvale Picnic.

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MFRD Now Has Advanced Life Support Capabilities
MFRD Now Has Advanced Life Support Capabilities

Last Friday the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department began responding to medical calls with Advanced Life Support capabilities.

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Cliff Sharp's Book Signing Next Tuesday at Linebaugh
Cliff Sharp's Book Signing Next Tuesday at Linebaugh

Greenhouse Ministries' Founder Cliff Sharp will have a book signing from 10AM to 1PM next Tuesday (7/18/2017) at the Linebaugh Library. He will be signing and selling copies of his book, Cliff's Notes.

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"Ragtime" opens Friday at Center for the Arts

The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on July 7th through the 23rd.

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St. Clair Senior Center OPEN!
St. Clair Senior Center OPEN!

It took about a year to complete the massive renovations at the St. Clair Street Senior Center, but now it has re-opened to serve residents who are 60-years of age or older.

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MTCS' Choaral Director Valerie DeHoff Retiring
MTCS' Choaral Director Valerie DeHoff Retiring

After 33-years, popular choral director Valeria DeHoff is retiring from Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS from the ATF
FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS from the ATF

If there is a group who know about firework's safety, it's the ATF--the bomb people. Here are there tips . . .

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MTSU Alum Builds New Life With Degree
MTSU Alum Builds New Life With Degree

MTSU Alum Jamie Butera is the woman behind a successful construction and development business is using an MTSU education to build a new life for herself.

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Rep. Dawn White Seeking Senate Seat
Rep. Dawn White Seeking Senate Seat

State Representative Dawn White announced that she will be a candidate for the District 13 State Senate seat in the August 2018 Republican Primary. That position is currently held by Bill Ketron, who is seeking the Rutherford County Mayor position.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through July 8th
Ram's Road Warnings Through July 8th

Sizzlin' weather is back this week and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro Motorists where to avoid hot tempers in traffic jams now through July 8th.

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Rockvale 4th of July---91 Years And GROWING!
Rockvale 4th of July---91 Years And GROWING!

Some things age well with time. Checkers, family games like a three-legged race, food and fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Rockvale for ninety-one years.

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St. Clair Senior Center's GRAND Re-Opening Friday, July 28th!
St. Clair Senior Center's GRAND Re-Opening Friday, July 28th!

The grand re-opening of the St. Clair Street Senior Center is set for 2:00 to 4:30 Friday afternoon, July 28th.

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6-Vehicle Crash Started At Franklin Church
6-Vehicle Crash Started At Franklin Church

Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning's six-vehicle crash at the intersection of Fortress and John R. Rice Boulevards (Manson Pike) here in Murfreesboro is believed to have started at a Franklin, Tennessee church.

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40-Year Old Cold Case of Stanley Smith
40-Year Old Cold Case of Stanley Smith

The Cold Case Unit at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has teamed with the TBI to open a 40-year old murder case. On March 25, 1977, the body of 26 year old Stanley Smith was found in an abandoned house off Van Cleve Lane, near the battlefield.

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Gas Prices Drop 2-Cents In 'Boro
Gas Prices Drop 2-Cents In 'Boro

Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Since June 1, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07, 9 cents less than the same period last year, and the lowest since 2005 ($2.03). Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon. That's a 10-cent drop from the previous week.

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"The Great Race" Stops At Cannonsburgh for Lunch

The Central Magnet School "Great Race" team pulled into Cannonsburgh for their lunch break shortly after noon.

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Ram's
Ram's "Summer In The City" Traffic Report

The lazy, crazy days of summer are upon us and construction jobs are rolling--thus traffic is jamming! City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid between today and July 1st.

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Storms Bring Wrecks and Ham Radio Field Day
Storms Bring Wrecks and Ham Radio Field Day

The high winds and rain that blew across Rutherford County Friday afternoon left a rash of crumpled finders in the wake. There were numerous vehicle crashes in all parts of the area.

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Ham Radio FIELD DAY this weekend in Smyrna
Ham Radio FIELD DAY this weekend in Smyrna

The ARRL amateur radio Field Day will take place this Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna. The public is encouraged to drop by and see how ham radio is not only a great hobby, but serves as a worldwide emergency link when needed.

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10 Regional Counties Working Together
10 Regional Counties Working Together

Murfreesboro's John L. Batey and Jerry Dement will be honored at the FARM TO TABLE dinner Sunday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Matthew Stafford Safe and Back Home!
Matthew Stafford Safe and Back Home!

The 16-year old Murfreesboro youth who was reported missing on last week, is now "safe and sound" at home.

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Health Information Breach
Health Information Breach

Saint Thomas Health has notified 2,859 patients about a breach of patient health information that was discovered in April.

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Governor Signs
Governor Signs "Suicide Prevention Training Act"

Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law the Ken and Made Tullis Suicide Prevention Training Act of 2017. The law is schedule to take effect January 1, 2020.

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"Death Penalty" May Be Sought For GA Escapees

The two escapees from Georgia who were captured here in Rutherford County last Thursday evening (6/15/17), appeared in a Putnam County, Georgia court Wednesday. The prosecutor indicated that he would seek the death penalty.

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MTSU Milk To Be Enjoyed By Many
MTSU Milk To Be Enjoyed By Many

A special celebration at the MTSU Creamery on Guy James Road officially opened new opportunities for students studying in the School of Agri-business and Agri-science.

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Murfreesboro earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Murfreesboro earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting...

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Cheapest Gas This Year--$1.96
Cheapest Gas This Year--$1.96

Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year. Tennessee gas prices should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week.

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Shooting In Coffee County
Shooting In Coffee County

Our news partner in neighboring Manchester (WMSR) reports there was a Monday afternoon shooting at the courthouse. Two deputies were shot, and an inmate ran, later shooting and killing himself.

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Ram's Traffic
Ram's Traffic "Hot Spots" This Week

It's construction season, and that means blocked traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about "hot spot" areas to avoid between today and June 24th.

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Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day
Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day

Saturday is the final day to enjoy the talents of dance troupes at International FolkFest. Free performances 8:30 Saturday morning until 12:30PM around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The final performance is Saturday night at 6:00PM in the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Both Saturday performances are free.

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16-Year Old Matthew Stafford Is Missing
16-Year Old Matthew Stafford Is Missing

Murfreesboro Police have issued a MISSING-RUNAWAY JUVENILE ALERT for a 16-year old white male.

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Braves $7-Million Signee Has 'Boro Connections
Braves $7-Million Signee Has 'Boro Connections

A new Atlanta Braves signee has Murfreesboro connections. Vanderbilt Pitcher Kyle Wright was signed. He also received a $7-million bonus.

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Main Street's SATURDAY MARKETPLACE Is Fun!
Main Street's SATURDAY MARKETPLACE Is Fun!

Main Street Murfreesboro continues to improve the look of this city's historic district, while bringing shoppers into the unique area.

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Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15
Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15

Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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FRIENDS OF STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD Meet Thursday
FRIENDS OF STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD Meet Thursday

Do you have a love for local history? The Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield are having an open house at the visitor's center starting at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday evening (6/22/2017).

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Pruitt Road Resident Sets Record Straight
Pruitt Road Resident Sets Record Straight

Patrick Hale lives in the home where the two convicted felons were arrested Thursday night. The 35-year old pharmaceutical rep wanted to set the records straight.

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Democrats On Square Friday Morning
Democrats On Square Friday Morning

Members of the local Democratic Party have announced that they will be at the Rutherford County courthouse 11:30 this coming Friday morning to discuss the Republican's health care bill.

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TSA Offering PreCheck Thru Friday In 'Boro
TSA Offering PreCheck Thru Friday In 'Boro

It's travel time, and a TSA Pre-Check will speed you through the airport lines. The TSA bus is in front of Bonefish Grill at 500 N. Thompson Lane through Friday (5/16/2017). They will be opening an office in that shopping center.

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Mid-State Gun Store Break-Ins On INCREASE
Mid-State Gun Store Break-Ins On INCREASE

ATF reports that break-ins to gun stores is on the increase, as a Mt. Juliet dealer has 16 handguns stolen.

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Are you a HAM RADIO operator?
Are you a HAM RADIO operator?

Are you a ham radio operator? If you are, would you be interested in serving our community during times of weather emergencies and other disaster related events?

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Two Local MTEMC Linemen Compete
Two Local MTEMC Linemen Compete

Two MTEMC linemen from the Murfreesboro team were a part of the 20th Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo in Huntsville, Alabama on June 9th and 10th.

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly
Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Tennessee gas prices are falling after oil prices suffered big losses during the week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week at $1.98 per gallon.

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FEED AMERICA FIRST Moving Into New Home!
FEED AMERICA FIRST Moving Into New Home!

This coming Friday, Feed America First, a local hunger relief organization based out of Murfreesboro, will move into a new home at 319 Murfreesboro Street.

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MPD Sees
MPD Sees "The Good, Bad and Ugly"

When you look over police reports, you discover the good, the bad and the ugly about a community. Here's a small sampling of some calls local officers have made over the past few days.

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Digital Book Tour at The Avenue June 27th
Digital Book Tour at The Avenue June 27th

Linebaugh Public Library System will host the Digital Bookmobile National Tour from 11:00 o'clock Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning until 5:00 that evening in the Belk parking lot at the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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Southern Joint Replacement Now In Murfreesboro
Southern Joint Replacement Now In Murfreesboro

Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI) has opened a Murfreesboro office in Suite F at 3053 Medical Center Parkway.

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MTSU Reports Strong 1st Quarter Housing Market
MTSU Reports Strong 1st Quarter Housing Market

Tennessee's housing market in the first quarter of 2017 is strong and stable, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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35th International FolkFest Is Officially Underway!
35th International FolkFest Is Officially Underway!

The 35th Annual International FolkFest officially began Monday night with a Welcome Party at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Thanks WB&T--Great Car Show!
Thanks WB&T--Great Car Show!

In celebration of Wilson Bank & Trust's 30th anniversary, the annual Summer Fest and Antique Car Show was held Sunday at Central Magnet School.

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Bonnaroo Was Great For MTSU Multi-Media Students
Bonnaroo Was Great For MTSU Multi-Media Students

Year four of MTSU's partnership with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival closed Sunday, and multimedia students left with many hands-on experiences.

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Saturday Night Stabbing In 'Boro
Saturday Night Stabbing In 'Boro

A stabbing occurred in the Southridge area off South Church Street around 9:00 o'clock Saturday evening.

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35th International FolkFest Is Back!
35th International FolkFest Is Back!

It's back--The Cripple Creek Cloggers is hosting the thirty-fifth International Folkfest. Steve Cates will be on the WGNS Action Line Tuesday morning (6/13/2017) from 8:10-8:35AM.

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Ram's Road Reports
Ram's Road Reports

Spring is in the air and road projects are full throttle. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the 'Boro Crystal Ball and shares where motorists should avoid between now and June 17th.

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MFRD Responds To House Fire Saturday
MFRD Responds To House Fire Saturday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Ladders 6, 7, and 8 and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a fire call at 2511 Gilbert Street around 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

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Gas UP 2-cents!
Gas UP 2-cents!

Nationally, gas prices went up two cents when compared to a week ago. That's exactly what happened in Murfreesboro as well.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

As in the past, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland researches answers for the questions that residents phone to him on his WGNS' radio broadcast. He received two questions dealing with traffic issues on Thompson Lane.

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Sunday Night Shooting College Grove Apartments
Sunday Night Shooting College Grove Apartments

Another shooting in Murfreesboro. At 7:09 Sunday evening Murfreesboro police received a call about a shooting at the College Grove Apartments at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Hot Spots" Through June 10th

Summer's back in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential "hot spots" now through June 10th.

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Congratulations Buchanan Elementary Archery Students
Congratulations Buchanan Elementary Archery Students

Thirty-three Buchanan Elementary School students captured 8th place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program national competition.

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Darius Rucker Helps A Habitat Dream Come True
Darius Rucker Helps A Habitat Dream Come True

Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will partner with Ole South Properties to create Habitat's Home Builders Blitz this coming Wednesday (6/7/2017) morning.

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Secret Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday
Secret Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday

The Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN TOUR is giving new ideas to area residents on Saturday and Sunday.

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Deadline For Federal Drought Loans Is July 3rd
Deadline For Federal Drought Loans Is July 3rd

For those who suffered financial losses as a result of last year's drought, you might be eligile for an SBA Federal disaster loan. The deadline to file is Saturday, July 3, 2017.

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Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN PARTY
Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN PARTY

The Discovery Center had a perfect evening for their Secret Garden Party at the home of Ellen & Paul Wilson, 1001 East Main Street.

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THANK YOU MAIN STREET
THANK YOU MAIN STREET

Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE rocked the 'Boro Friday night, and the SATURDAY MARKETPLACE is all around the courthouse Sunday morning from 8:00AM to noon.

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Busy Weekend for MAIN ST. MURFREESBORO
Busy Weekend for MAIN ST. MURFREESBORO

This is a busy weekend for MAIN STREET MURFREESBORO. That's the organization that continues to do such a phenomenal job of preserving our local historical architecture. This weekend they bring crowds to the historic square with the season's opening FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE and SATURDAY MARKETPLACE.

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'Boro Gas Starts Week At $2.01
'Boro Gas Starts Week At $2.01

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.11 on Memorial Day. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter was offering regular gas at $2.01.

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Save Oaklands Park Wetlands
Save Oaklands Park Wetlands

There will be an organizational meeting for SAVE OAKLANDS WETLANDS at 6:30 this coming Thursday evening (6/1/2017) in meeting room A at the Patterson Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.

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AMC's $1.2-Billion Acquisition
AMC's $1.2-Billion Acquisition

Chinese owned AMC Entertainment has been given the greenlight by the Department of Justice to complete plans to purchase Carmike Cinemas, including one theatre in Murfreesboro and a second that's under construction.

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City Won't Renew
City Won't Renew "Room In The Inn" Lease

On Friday (5/26/2017) the City of Murfreesboro notified Room in the Inn of the City's decision to not renew its lease agreement with the homeless shelter.

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5 CMS Students In
5 CMS Students In "Great Race"

Central Magnet School students Matt Norman, Jacob Hendrixson, Joey Hughes, Hunter Jones and Chris Johnson are the team keeping a 1953 Pontiac Chieftan on America's backroads for The Great Race from Florida to Michigan.

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Rams Says
Rams Says "Fewer Traffic Jam Woes"

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran fine-tunes his crystal ball and shows where to avoid traffic jams now through June 3rd.

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5 Local MTSU Students Graduate With Honors!
5 Local MTSU Students Graduate With Honors!

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee is proud of five Rutherford County residents, who graduated with honors during the university's spring 2017 commencement ceremonies.

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VA's URGENT CARE CLINIC in Temporary Space
VA's URGENT CARE CLINIC in Temporary Space

The Urgent Care Clinic at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center has temporarily moved to building 117, room 114, so that renovation can be done. Patient check-in is now in the main ground-level lobby of Building 3.

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"Peter and the Starcatcher" Opens Friday in Woodbury

Peter and the Starcatcher opens this coming Friday (6/2/2017) at the Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury.

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Murfreesboro Continues To Grow
Murfreesboro Continues To Grow

Here we grow again! NewsRadio WGNS spoke with Sharon Qualls in the Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department, and she gave an update on several construction projects around the Heart of Tennessee.

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9:30AM Saturday Fire On E. State Street
9:30AM Saturday Fire On E. State Street

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 438 E State Street around 9:45 Saturday morning.

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Jump-In, Water's Perfect At 'Boro Beach!
Jump-In, Water's Perfect At 'Boro Beach!

Jump-in, the water's perfect at the 'Boro Beach. The pool Is open 10:00AM to 4:30PM on Saturday and Monday (Memorial Day).

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WANTED for 1st Degree Murder
WANTED for 1st Degree Murder

Oran Puckett and Tyronzel Boyd are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing their current whereabouts or having contact with them is encouraged not to approach and immediately call Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311 or their local police.

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Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance at The Grove
Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance at The Grove

Although time has changed what some people feel the Memorial Day is about, it is a federal holiday to honor American soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice. The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance is going on until dusk on Monday, Memorial Day.

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IKEA Nashville Could Open Summer, 2020
IKEA Nashville Could Open Summer, 2020

Swedish based IKEA announced that it plans on constructing a 341,000 square foot facility that will be accessible from a new Hickory Hollow Parkway interchange, just north of the Rutherford County line.

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OHS Grad Kiley Dibble Awarded Rotary Scholarship
OHS Grad Kiley Dibble Awarded Rotary Scholarship

Oakland High School graduate Kiley Dibble was awarded the Past District Governor's Scholarship by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.

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Name Of Tuesday's Murder Victim Released
Name Of Tuesday's Murder Victim Released

Murfreesboro police say the 20-year old man shot to death on Tuesday (5/23/2017) has been identified as Jaylin Juan Pritchard from Memphis.

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Murfreesboro's 3rd Murder In 19-Days
Murfreesboro's 3rd Murder In 19-Days

While other media report that this is Murfreesboro third murder in 2017, WGNS feels the real fact is "this is the city's third murder in 19 days".

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88-Year Old Man FOUND!
88-Year Old Man FOUND!

Murfreesboro Police issued a SILVER ALERT on 88-year old Robert Keeler Sisco. GOOD NEWS: He was located in Warren County around 10PM Wednesday night and has been reunited with his family.

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TEC Groundbreaking Held--Opens Early 2018
TEC Groundbreaking Held--Opens Early 2018

The groundbreaking for Linebaugh Library's Technology Engagement Center took place in the lunch hour on Tuesday (5/23/2017) at the rear of the Hobgood Elementary School campus.

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UPDATE: ATF Offers Reward in La Vergne Firearms Robbery
UPDATE: ATF Offers Reward in La Vergne Firearms Robbery

The ATF in conjunction with the La Vergne Police Department and NSSF have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Specialty Arms in La Vergne.

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Ram's TRAFFIC JAM Forecast Through May 27th
Ram's TRAFFIC JAM Forecast Through May 27th

Ram's reports on potential traffic jam's increases with the temperature. Here is his list of places that 'Boro motorists might choose to avoid between today and May 27th.

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Early Saturday Fire at 907 Temple Court
Early Saturday Fire at 907 Temple Court

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Engines 1 and 3, Ladder 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 907 Temple Court around 1:30 Saturday morning (5/20/2017).

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Oaklands Mansion Offers
Oaklands Mansion Offers "Magic for Dad"

Oaklands Mansion and the Middle Tennessee Magic Club have joined together to offer a special treat for fathers. On Sunday, June 18th.

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St. Thomas Health Adds New Physician and Defibrillators
St. Thomas Health Adds New Physician and Defibrillators

The Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic welcomes Dr. Matthew deShazo. In addition, they donated over $9,000 to put defibrillators in neighboring Cannon County schools.

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UPDATE: Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony
UPDATE: Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

Almost like waving a wand over the downtown area, the sounds of a bustling city seemed to fade into the background with the tolling of a bell precisely at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning (5/18/2017). That's when the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony took place on the Civic Plaza in front of the Murfreesboro City Hall.

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Residents Want Answers NOW On Shootings!
Residents Want Answers NOW On Shootings!

Residents want answers now about the large number of shootings, with two being homicides, that have occurred in residential areas around MTSU in recent weeks.

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Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Helps Underwrite Bottoms Project
Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Helps Underwrite Bottoms Project

The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro made a $2,000 grant to help underwrite the ecological work of daylighting Town Creek as it flows between the Murfree Spring wetland and Cannonsburgh.

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Another Apartment Shooting--1841 New Lascassas Pike
Another Apartment Shooting--1841 New Lascassas Pike

Another shooting in the 'Boro, and this one was at the Gateway Apartments near MTSU.

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Gas Prices Drop:  $1.96 in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Drop: $1.96 in 'Boro!

Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.96 per gallon. Across Tennessee gas prices declined 2.5 cents in the past week.

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"The Villages of Murfreesboro", Sr. Living Opens In June

The new Villages of Murfreesboro is opening July 8th. It is a different type of senior living community that is located at 2550 Willow Oak Trail, near the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Road To Avoid Through May 20th!
Ram's Road To Avoid Through May 20th!

This is the season when the weather is close to perfect. That also allows construction projects to catch-up on lost time.

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Women Veteran's Wellness Fair
Women Veteran's Wellness Fair

The VA TN Valley Healthcare Outreach for Women Veterans is holding its inaugural Women Veterans Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Army National Guard Armory, 2350 Armory Drive, Murfreesboro.

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TFA Comments On 2017 General Assembly
TFA Comments On 2017 General Assembly

Tennessee Firearms Association's Executive Director John Harris said, "It's not certain at this point how much progress or damage that they did to your rights as recognized by the 2nd Amendment and guaranteed by the Constitution this year.

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MTSU's Audit and Compliance Committee Meets Wednesday
MTSU's Audit and Compliance Committee Meets Wednesday

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Audit and Compliance Committee will meet at 2:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday afternoon (5/17/2017).

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Foreign Investment In TN Dip Slightly, Still Healthy!
Foreign Investment In TN Dip Slightly, Still Healthy!

The latest Middle Tennessee State University Global Commerce report shows foreign investment into Tennessee business and industry dropped slightly last year, but remained "healthy" and "substantial."

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MTSU Engage Summer Institute
MTSU Engage Summer Institute

Professor Michael Sherr, chair of the MTSU Department of Social Work, sat among his colleagues in the James E. Walker Library conference room Thursday to discuss why students need hands-on experience no matter what field of study.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Thompson Lane @ Sulphur Springs
Multi-Vehicle Crash Thompson Lane @ Sulphur Springs

There was a multi-vehicle accident with injuries in the 11:00 o'clock hour Saturday morning.

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Oaklands Mansion Opens Its Doors For Fun!
Oaklands Mansion Opens Its Doors For Fun!

"Free Day In May" was celebrated Saturday at Oaklands Mansion at 900 Maney Avenue.

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UPDATE: Rover Birthday Celebration Date Changed
UPDATE: Rover Birthday Celebration Date Changed

Murfreesboro's public transportation system celebrates a decade of service. The city had planned a celebration on Friday, but due to expected rainy weather, has decided to change the date to May 19th.

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Stacey D. Woodroof New CFO Of Saint Thomas Medical Partners
Stacey D. Woodroof New CFO Of Saint Thomas Medical Partners

Stacey D. Woodroof, MBA, will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as Chief Financial Officer.

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Casino Style Gambling In Smyrna
Casino Style Gambling In Smyrna

On Tuesday (5/9/2017) Smyrna Police officers and two members of the Rutherford County EMS SORT Team executed search warrants at two Smyrna locations.

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City School Employees Honored Wednesday Night
City School Employees Honored Wednesday Night

The Murfreesboro City Schools held an "Employee Recognition Celebration" Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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FARMERS MARKET open 7AM this Friday
FARMERS MARKET open 7AM this Friday

The Rutherford County Farmers Market opens this Friday morning (10/12/2017) and are open every Tuesday and Friday from 7:00AM until noon, through October.

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Wednesday Night Crash on S. Church
Wednesday Night Crash on S. Church

Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, there was a two vehicle crash with injuries on South Church Street.

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Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM tonight
Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM tonight

Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church at 6:00 o'clock tonight (Tuesday, 5/9/2017). The event is free and open to the public,

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Fire Destroys Maintenance Truck At Northfield Elementary
Fire Destroys Maintenance Truck At Northfield Elementary

Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, a maintenance crew's truck caught on fire in the front lawn of Northfield Elementary School.

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Battlefield Visitors Center Will Have Consistent Hours 7 Days Per Week
Battlefield Visitors Center Will Have Consistent Hours 7 Days Per Week

Beginning Monday, May 22nd, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center will have consistent hours seven days a week. It will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. daily.

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Tuesday Night Crash On Thompson Lane
Tuesday Night Crash On Thompson Lane

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the 6:00 o'clock hour on Thompson Lane slowed the traffic on the roadway even more.

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Gas Prices Drop
Gas Prices Drop

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.12 on Sunday, the lowest in more than a month. Pump prices dropped 3 cents in the past week, and prices should drift even lower this week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges Through May 13th
Ram's Traffic Challenges Through May 13th

Let's see--is this "Blackberry Winter", "Dogwood Winter"--whatever it is, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says it impacts construction.

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I'll Remember Always--GRADUATION DAY--Friday and Saturday!
I'll Remember Always--GRADUATION DAY--Friday and Saturday!

MTSU's 372 newest graduate degree recipients joyfully celebrated their years of educational accomplishment Friday, May 5, with some heartfelt advice from a longtime psychology professor. Undergraduate degrees will be celebrated at 9:00AM and 2:00PM Saturday.

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SB 1085/HB 1111 is now law in Tennessee
SB 1085/HB 1111 is now law in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1085/HB 1111, a measure widely dubbed the "LGBT Erasure" bill, into law.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...Here For YOU!
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...Here For YOU!

With 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men experiencing rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives, Murfreesboro's Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has made its sexual assault treatment program a key priority over the past 10 years.

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Paula Barnes Retiring From County Schools
Paula Barnes Retiring From County Schools

Paula Barnes, who will be 67 in October, is retiring from her position as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services. She's been with Rutherford County Schools for 38 years and has spent more than 42 years in education.

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Apply NOW For TDEC
Apply NOW For TDEC "Food Waste" Grants

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that it will be accepting grant applications for "food waste diversion" through June 30, 2017.

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"Asian Night" This Thursday At Black Fox

"Asian Culture Night" from 6:00 to 8:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (5/11/2017) at Black Fox Elementary School, 1753 S. Rutherford Boulevard. This event is free and open to the public.

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GOODWILL WEEK:  May 8-12, 2017
GOODWILL WEEK: May 8-12, 2017

From May 8-12, Goodwill is celebrating Goodwill Week. For 115 years, Goodwill has worked in communities to help people get back to work and support their families.

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Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM Tuesday
Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM Tuesday

Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church this coming Tuesday (5/9/2017) evening at 6:00.

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Main Street's 2017 Jazz Fest Swings Into the Weekend
Main Street's 2017 Jazz Fest Swings Into the Weekend

Cools temps and a drizzle on Friday night didn't slow the beginning of the 21st Annual Main Street Jazz Fest on the Historic Murfreesboro town square.

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What MOOD Are You In?  Display That Mood.
What MOOD Are You In? Display That Mood.

What mood are you in? Select the patch describing that feeling from Insight Counseling Center's Mood Walls that are located around our community.

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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced to 4-Years in Prison
UPDATE: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced to 4-Years in Prison

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has been sentenced to four-years in prison. The ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen came down Thursday.

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Barnabas Vision Honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, Scott Walker
Barnabas Vision Honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, Scott Walker

Local non-profit Barnabas Vision honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, along with Scott Walker at the organization's Tuesday evening gathering.

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Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee

Tennessee gas prices declined for the 10th consecutive day on Sunday. They dropped 3-cents in Murfreesboro, and some discounters opened the week with regular gas selling for $2.03 per gallon.

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Miracle Field Grand Opening This Saturday in Murfreesboro
Miracle Field Grand Opening This Saturday in Murfreesboro

Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro will gather for an official Grand Opening ceremony for the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park.

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MTSU Helps To Preserve LOCAL HISTORY!
MTSU Helps To Preserve LOCAL HISTORY!

Tennesseans interested in preserving their local heritage now have an easier way to request help from MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation.

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Angie Boyd-Chambers Promoted At St. Thomas
Angie Boyd-Chambers Promoted At St. Thomas

Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.

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"Drug Take Back" 8AM-Noon Saturday At MPD

There will be a "Drug Take Back" event starting at 8:00 o'clock this Saturday morning and continuing until noon in the rear of the Murfreesboro Police Annex Building.

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Habitat'
Habitat' "Panel Build" Saturday, May 13th

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is partnering with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro for an exciting one-day "Panel Build" event .

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Dr. Liz Rhea is ATHENA Award Recipient
Dr. Liz Rhea is ATHENA Award Recipient

Dr. Liz Rhea, retired radiologist and community philanthropist, is the recipient of the 2017 Rutherford ATHENA Award.

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Ron's Roads To Avoid Now Through May 6th
Ron's Roads To Avoid Now Through May 6th

Warm weather and many construction projects are in full swing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential travel zones to avoid today through May 6th.

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Drug Bust In Neighboring Wilson County
Drug Bust In Neighboring Wilson County

In neighboring Wilson County the arrest of an Old Hickory man on a drug-related charges involving heroin took place.

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City Schools Accepting Peer Models
City Schools Accepting Peer Models

Murfreesboro City Schools is accepting applications for peer models for the Integrated Preschool program at Black Fox and Northfield Elementary.

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Thank You CAC's HOMETOWN HEROES
Thank You CAC's HOMETOWN HEROES

The streets of downtown Murfreesboro were filled with local hometown heroes on a rainy Friday last week (4/21/2017) as the Child Advocacy Center hosted the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.

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Help Saturday For Un and Under-Insured!
Help Saturday For Un and Under-Insured!

Saint Thomas Health is hosting a special health screening from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning (4/29/2017) until 2:00 that afternoon at Hobgood Elementary School, 307 South Baird Lane.

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Rutherford County 3rd In State for Jobs
Rutherford County 3rd In State for Jobs

Figures just released show Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment rate in the entire state.

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Domestic Victims Meet Tuesday at
Domestic Victims Meet Tuesday at "Just Love Coffee"

Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence will conclude the academic year by expressing themselves through their original poems, storytelling and music. The Lavinia Project will conduct a year-end reading at 6:30 this Thursday night at Just Love Coffee.

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Murfreesboro Man Named VP of Barge Waggoner
Murfreesboro Man Named VP of Barge Waggoner

Murfreesboro resident Philip Garcia was elected vice president of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., at its annual stockholders' meeting.

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TN Gas Prices UP
TN Gas Prices UP

Tennessee gas prices reached $2.18 on Thursday - the highest daily average since June 2016. In Murfreesboro prices were up a penny to $2.06 when compared to last week's price for regular gas.

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Saturday Was Mother Nature's Perfect
Saturday Was Mother Nature's Perfect "Earth Day"

From the standpoint of Mother Nature, Saturday was a perfect Earth Day in Murfreesboro.

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Woman Tried To Hire Person To Kill Ex-Husband
Woman Tried To Hire Person To Kill Ex-Husband

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Lebanon woman who is charged with trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.

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Ram's Traffic Woe's Through April 29th
Ram's Traffic Woe's Through April 29th

Rainfall mixed with construction has created areas that create challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid through April 29th.

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CMS Students Get Racing Car For Study
CMS Students Get Racing Car For Study

It may look like a ride you might find on Mario Cart, but engineering students at Central Magnet School hope to use a recent car donation to apply lessons they learn in the classroom.

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MTSU President Invited To Parachute Tuesday
MTSU President Invited To Parachute Tuesday

The Army's Golden Knights precision parachute team will honor MTSU's commitment to student veterans this coming Tuesday by inviting President Sidney A. McPhee and retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber to join them for a tandem parachute jump.

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MTSU Budget, Tuition and Fees Discussed Monday
MTSU Budget, Tuition and Fees Discussed Monday

As a part the changes that allow MTSU to be control is destiny, The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announced that the Finance and Personnel Committee will meet at 1:30 Monday afternoon to study recommendations for approval of policies and discussion of budget, tuition and fees.

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One Suspect Arrested: E. Sevier St. Robbery
One Suspect Arrested: E. Sevier St. Robbery

On Friday afternoon detectives arrested Tristin Long for the robbery of an individual at his East Sevier Street. residence on Wednesday afternoon.

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Janie Becker at Monday Night's RECYCLE RUTHERFORD
Janie Becker at Monday Night's RECYCLE RUTHERFORD

Recycle Rutherford to hold it's Annual Meeting at 7:00 o'clock Monday (4/24/17) night in the second floor courtroom of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the public square. Botanist Janie Becker is the guest speaker.

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Smyrna's Habitat ReStore NOW Open!
Smyrna's Habitat ReStore NOW Open!

Rutherford County's second Habitat ReStore is now open! It's at 415 Nissan Drive in the Gillsville Family Shopping Center in Smyrna, Tennessee.

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Elizabeth Thomas Rescued; Tad Cummins Arrested In California
Elizabeth Thomas Rescued; Tad Cummins Arrested In California

Acting on a tip received by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late Wednesday night, authorities in Siskiyou County, California have rescued Elizabeth Thomas and arrested Tad Cummins, after locating the pair at a rural cabin in Cecilville early Thursday (4/20/2017) morning.

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Female Fight and Shots Fired Wednesday Evening
Female Fight and Shots Fired Wednesday Evening

Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening (4/19/2017), Murfreesboro Police rushed to the intersection of North Highland and Forrest Street on a call about a fight and shots being fired.

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Bridge Over Broad Taking Shape--Lane Shifts In Place
Bridge Over Broad Taking Shape--Lane Shifts In Place

The basic structure of the Bridge Over Broad project is visibly taking shape. Lane shifts are now in place that will continue until the project is completed this coming December.

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Gas Prices Stabalizing
Gas Prices Stabalizing

Gas prices seemed to find level ground over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. Many local discounters offered gas at $2.07 per gallone, but we found one at $2.05.

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Woman Seriously Injured In 1-Car Crash
Woman Seriously Injured In 1-Car Crash

A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Cainsville Pike in the Lascassas area. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says she was ejected from the vehicle.

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UPDATE: Gregg Merrilees Arrested Sunday
UPDATE: Gregg Merrilees Arrested Sunday

On Sunday Murfreesboro Police arrested 40-year old Greg Merrilees. He is suspect in a string of recent hotel-motel robberies.

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AUDITIONS for
AUDITIONS for "Ragtime" May 7th and 8th

Rachel Jones will direct the next Murfreesboro Center for the Arts production of "Ragtime". Auditions are Sunday, May 7th and Monday, May 8th. Auditions will start at 6:30pm on both days.

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Congratulations LINEBAUGH TEAM!
Congratulations LINEBAUGH TEAM!

Linebaugh Public Library System is proud to announce that the Friends of Smyrna Public Library and the Linebaugh Library Foundation were recognized at the Tennessee Library Association's annual conference in Knoxville last week.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid Between Now and April 22nd
Ram's Roads To Avoid Between Now and April 22nd

Spring is in the air, and construction crews are roaring ahead. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid between today and April 22nd.

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Call La Vergne Police if you recognize him
Call La Vergne Police if you recognize him

La Vergne Police need your help in identifying this suspect.

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GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday
GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th.

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UPDATE: Thursday Night Construction Worker Killed
UPDATE: Thursday Night Construction Worker Killed

Here's an update on the tragic death of a highway worker who was killed Thursday night here in Murfreesboro. 31-year old John M. Gray, III was killed when hit by a vehicle on I-24 eastbound, near the Joe B. Jackson Parkway exit.

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Road Worker Killed Thursday Night I-24 Near 84 MM
Road Worker Killed Thursday Night I-24 Near 84 MM

A road worker was killed around 5:15 Thursday night on I-24 eastbound (toward Chattanooga) near Joe B. Jackson Parkway.

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UPDATE: Jared Partin Charged With 1st Degree Murder
UPDATE: Jared Partin Charged With 1st Degree Murder

A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend this past March will see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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Wilson County man to appear in court for Rutherford County Murder on April 27th
Wilson County man to appear in court for Rutherford County Murder on April 27th

A 47-year-old Wilson County man will face the courts in Rutherford County on April 27th for allegedly killing a local resident on One Mile Lane...

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RCSO Deputy Involved In Wednesday Shooting
RCSO Deputy Involved In Wednesday Shooting

A deputy from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was involved in a shooting shortly before 3:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon on Double Springs Road.

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Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary
Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary

It has been eight years since the Good Friday tornado outbreak slammed Murfreesboro, which damaged more than 800 buildings, completely destroying more than 100 others and killing a mother and her nine week old daughter.

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Gas Prices on the Up Swing
Gas Prices on the Up Swing

Gas prices are rising across the country. Here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.

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Siegel Middle School Dedicates New Field
Siegel Middle School Dedicates New Field

Siegel Middle School's baseball "field of dreams" is now a reality.

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True Blue Leadership Day
True Blue Leadership Day

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director stressed leadership qualities -- but not on-the-job stress in solving crimes -- in a talk with MTSU students, faculty and staff at the Omicron Delta Kappa True Blue Leadership Day.

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Inaugural Meeting: MTSU Board of Trustees
Inaugural Meeting: MTSU Board of Trustees

As you recall, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam restructured the state's higher education facilities, giving each more control over their destiny. MTSU's inaugural board of trustees meeting is slated for the new Student Union Building at 2:30 Monday afternoon (4/10/2017).

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Welcome Home Camden
Welcome Home Camden

There was a heartwarming homecoming Saturday in Unionville as the 6-year old victim of a tragic crash here in Murfreesboro returned home from specialized treatment.

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Beep Beep--Ram's Traffic Forecast
Beep Beep--Ram's Traffic Forecast

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid here in Murfreesboro between today and April 15th.

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RETIRED TEACHERS Meet This Tuesday
RETIRED TEACHERS Meet This Tuesday

The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1:30 this coming Tuesday afternoon at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 N. Rutherford Boulevard.

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Parks & Rec put Easter Eggs Everywhere!
Parks & Rec put Easter Eggs Everywhere!

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department held a free EASTER EGG event this past weekend and a second hunt will be Easter Weekend...

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Buyer Beware...More FAKE MONEY!
Buyer Beware...More FAKE MONEY!

More funny money continues to steal goods and services from local residents.

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MTSU receives 13 awards for its marketing and communications
MTSU receives 13 awards for its marketing and communications

Thirteen of Middle Tennessee State University's marketing and communications efforts were recently honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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Volunteers Search Woods For Missing Teen
Volunteers Search Woods For Missing Teen

On Thursday (4/6/2017) volunteers combed the woods from Barfield Crescent Park to areas around Tiger Hill searching for Devin Bond. Nothing was found.

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United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday
United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday

Nearly 150 volunteers from the community will be gathering to complete 17 projects that benefit community organizations for United Way's Days of Action.ckly.

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Walter Hill House Fire on Monday morning
Walter Hill House Fire on Monday morning

UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.

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MTSU Honored Retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner
MTSU Honored Retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner

Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee hosted a Tuesday evening reception at their home for retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner.

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'Boro Gas Prices JUMP 14-Cents In 7-Days!
'Boro Gas Prices JUMP 14-Cents In 7-Days!

All signs point to higher gas prices. Gasoline demand is surging while inventories are beginning to slip. Since last week alone, gas prices in the 'Boro have exploded from $1.92 to $2.06. That's a whooping 14-cents in a seven day period.

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Food Bank Receives 1,000 Pounds of Potatoes
Food Bank Receives 1,000 Pounds of Potatoes

The Society of St. Andrew donated a thousand of potatoes to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank. It was a part of that organization's "Potato Drop" in Nashville.

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"A Streetcar Named Desire" this week at MTSU

"A Streetcar Named Desire" runs this coming week (April 6-9, 2017) in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.

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Preview day for CITY SCHOOL Kindergarten Students and Parents
Preview day for CITY SCHOOL Kindergarten Students and Parents

Students beginning kindergarten in 2017 and their parents are invited to preview day at the Murfreesboro City School to which they are zoned.

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Ram's Correlations: Pollen UP, So Are Traffic Jams
Ram's Correlations: Pollen UP, So Are Traffic Jams

As the pollen index climbs, so do motorist challenges brought-on by construction jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in Murfreesboro today through April 8th.

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MTSU Alumni Week April 7-15
MTSU Alumni Week April 7-15

Athletic contests, "A Streetcar Named Desire" performances, 170 available open classes, Senior Day, reunions and more await MTSU alumni and friends of the university during the sixth Alumni Spring Showcase, April 7-15, 2017.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets April 10th
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets April 10th

Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees, created as part of Gov. Bill Haslam's FOCUS Act that became law last year, will hold its inaugural meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 10th.

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FIAM Elects New Officers
FIAM Elects New Officers

The Friends of India Association of Murfreesboro (FIAM) have elected new officers for 2017.

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Local Businessman Who Quinched Thirst For Many Dies
Local Businessman Who Quinched Thirst For Many Dies

A local businessman who quenched the thirst of many passed away. Herman Clark Water Wells' owner passed away Wednesday 3/30/2017) surrounded by family at a Nashville hospital.

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Dead Male Found In Home
Dead Male Found In Home

Around 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office rushed to One Mile Lane near Smyrna on a call about a deceased man.

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UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU
UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU

At 2:50 Saturday (3/25/2017) afternoon, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.

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Level Gas Prices: $1.92 in 'Boro
Level Gas Prices: $1.92 in 'Boro

Motorists saw modest movement at the gas pump last week. The new week opened in Murfreesboro with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.

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Avoid TRAFFIC JAMS Through April 1st
Avoid TRAFFIC JAMS Through April 1st

Spring is in the air, and with all of the construction in our city--Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and April 1st.

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Blackman and Holloway Job Fair for Seniors
Blackman and Holloway Job Fair for Seniors

When seniors from Blackman and Holloway high schools go to school on Thursday, April 6th, they may come home with a new job. Through a partnership with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Blackman is hosting the county's first "High School Hiring Fair" for graduating seniors.

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CAC's April Fools Day 5K In Woodbury
CAC's April Fools Day 5K In Woodbury

There's a run to raise awareness and funds for the Child Advocacy Center on April Fool's Day in neighboring Woodbury. Traffic will come to a brief stop as jesters of all ages take to the streets in support of child abuse victims for the first annual Cannon Runs for Children 5K Run/Walk.

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MTSU Scholar's Week is here
MTSU Scholar's Week is here

Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.

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Planning Commission Approves
Planning Commission Approves "N. Highland" and "Bottoms" Projects

On Tuesday evening the Murfreesboro Planning Commission heard comments from the public about "The North Highland Avenue" and "Historic Bottoms" projects. After discussion, the commission unanimously adopted both plans. It now goes to the city council for study.

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MFRD Working To Earn HIGHEST ISO Rating
MFRD Working To Earn HIGHEST ISO Rating

Fire Chief Mark Foulks told Murfreesboro Rotary Club members that plans are nearing to improve the department's ISO rating to the highest level.

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UPDATE: LGBT Gathering on Murfreesboro Square Monday
UPDATE: LGBT Gathering on Murfreesboro Square Monday

Several proposed bills that are in a legislative committee in the state of Tennessee are the focus of debates by LGBT groups. LGBT is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

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Gas Drops 7-Cents...$1.86 at some discounters!
Gas Drops 7-Cents...$1.86 at some discounters!

Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. Here in Murfreesboro, prices at some discounters fell 7-cents, opening Monday (3/20/2017) with regular gas at $1.86.

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Saturday's BORO YOGA FEST Successful!
Saturday's BORO YOGA FEST Successful!

The first Boro Yoga Fest was held this past Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Lane Agri Park. Over eighty people participated in the all-day yoga at 316 John R. Rice Boulevard.

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St. Patrick's Day's BALD IN THE 'BORO
St. Patrick's Day's BALD IN THE 'BORO

St. Patrick's Day had special meaning in Murfreesboro this year. The 7th Annual Bald In The 'Boro along with Brave The Shave at Riverdale High School, both raised money to fund childhood cancer research.

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Cannon County 5K/Walk Helps CAC
Cannon County 5K/Walk Helps CAC

Last year, over halve of Cannon County's child abuse cases were related to exposure to parental drug abuse. A 5K Run/Walk is set for April 1st at Woodbury's Dillon Park.

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Local MUSIC History Exhibit Opens Tuesday
Local MUSIC History Exhibit Opens Tuesday

Rutherford County's contribution to musical culture officially opens 4:00 to 6:00pm this Tuesday (3/21/2017) at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street. Light refreshments will be available.

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

Spring is in the air again, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran advises Murfreesboro motorists of areas they might wish to avoid.

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AMBER ALERT UPDATE: 15-Year Old Elizabeth Thomas
AMBER ALERT UPDATE: 15-Year Old Elizabeth Thomas

The AMBER ALERT continues for 15-year old high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas who has been missing since last Monday (3/13/2017).

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2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night
2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday night (3/13/2017) there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries on East Clark Boulevard between North Highland Avenue and Dudley Street.

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OPPOSITION To School Vouchers
OPPOSITION To School Vouchers

The Rutherford County Democratic Party supports the Board of Education's stand against legislation proposed by the Tennessee General Assembly to create a school voucher system.

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Smyrna Police Need Your Help In ID'ing Suspects
Smyrna Police Need Your Help In ID'ing Suspects

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in an auto burglary and vandalism that occurred March 1st at Planet Fitness on Nissan Boulevard. Later, the culprits were at the Smyrna Publix grocery.

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RCSO Needs Your Help
RCSO Needs Your Help

Do you know these men? If you recognize them, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office would appreciate hearing from you.

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Local Students Excell In
Local Students Excell In "Great Shake"

Local Kittrell Elementary students excelled in the "Great Shake" competition to enhance their interpersonal skills.

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MTSU's Illinois Jacquet Jazz Fest Expands
MTSU's Illinois Jacquet Jazz Fest Expands

MTSU's annual Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival has expanded to three days with three special featured artists to help the MTSU School of Music close out its 2016-17 Jazz Artist Series.

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St. Thomas Medical Partners Expand In 'Boro
St. Thomas Medical Partners Expand In 'Boro

St. Thomas Medical Partners have expand their services here in Murfreesboro with a new complex on the New Salem Highway near Veterans Parkway.

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Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Autos
Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Autos

Nissan is recalling more than 54-thousand 2012 Versa compact cars because both curtain and seat-mounted airbags might deploy when the door is slammed.

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President Trump In Nashville Wednesday
President Trump In Nashville Wednesday

President Donald Trump will be in Nashville this coming Wednesday (3/15/2017).

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Are You Celebrating SUNSHINE WEEK?
Are You Celebrating SUNSHINE WEEK?

This is NATIONAL SUNSHINE WEEK...not in the realm of UV rays or electromagnetic radiation, but instead dealing with open meetings and records for the government.

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Cedar Grove Elementary Celebrates 20-Years
Cedar Grove Elementary Celebrates 20-Years

A local school has just celebrated a milestone. Dawn Waldron has a hard time remembering any big changes that have occurred at Cedar Grove Elementary School in the last 20 years.

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Non-Invasive Surgery Even Better At St. Thomas
Non-Invasive Surgery Even Better At St. Thomas

With 10 years of robotic surgical experience and almost 5,000 completed robotic surgical procedures, Saint Thomas Health has taken the next technological step available in health care today by adopting use of the daVinci® Xi Surgical System.

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Alzheimer's Costs Hit Families Hard
Alzheimer's Costs Hit Families Hard

For the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion), according to findings from the 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report.

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Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment
Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment

Emergency workers arrived on the scene and confirmed the woman was dead. However, the cause of her death has not been determined, nor has her identity.

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Red Cross Hero John Hood Honored
Red Cross Hero John Hood Honored

On Wednesday morning (3/8/2017) the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross held its Annual Heroes Breakfast at the Grove at Williamson Place and honored John D. Hood. It also raised $110-thousand to operate the local chapter.

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CMS Student's Book Signing Next Week
CMS Student's Book Signing Next Week

Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting four students from the Advanced Honors English Class of Central Magnet teacher Cynthia Salvage for a book signing on Thursday, March 16th, from 3:30 - 6:30PM.

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UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide
UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide

"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".

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Gas Increasing Nationwide, Stable Locally
Gas Increasing Nationwide, Stable Locally

AAA's weekly gas report shows prices across the nation are on the increase. Here in Murfreesboro, most discounters are remaining stable with a few offering regular gas at $1.93. However, many are selling petro for $1.97 locally.

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MTSU Salutes Community Partners
MTSU Salutes Community Partners

The Experiential Learning Program at Middle Tennessee State University has once again presented a group of local organizations with its 2016 EXL Outstanding Community Partner Awards.

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Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee
Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee

The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Wildscaping Your Yard--for you and wild animals.
Wildscaping Your Yard--for you and wild animals.

If you would like to learn how to enjoy wildlife in your backyard, then come to the Wilderness Station at 6:00 o'clock this coming Friday evening (3/10/2017).

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Woe" List

Hints of spring here and there indicate that construction season will be in full bloom. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic woes today through March 11th.

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Happy 2-5 Year Olds At MTSU's ACE!
Happy 2-5 Year Olds At MTSU's ACE!

On Thursday (3/2/2017) the youngsters of the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center at MTSU spent much time happily greeting visitors with gifts intended to expand their minds and bodies.

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Lookout Beaches...HERE WE COME!
Lookout Beaches...HERE WE COME!

Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break March 6-11, 2017.

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Does This Man Look Familiar?
Does This Man Look Familiar?

This man was identified as a possible suspect Jan. 31 at several businesses in Murfreesboro. As for what he did, authorities are not yet saying. Please call Dowdle at 615-904-3044 and leave a message.

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Who Is He?
Who Is He?

This man is a suspect in a case dealing with taking information from credit cards. Phone RCSO Detective Jason Dowdle at 615-904-3044.

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Two Brothers Brought To 'Boro From England On Drug Charges
Two Brothers Brought To 'Boro From England On Drug Charges

Two brothers, Charles and Dane Culver, allegedly skipped court on felony drug charges seven years ago, and were tracked to England by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective. They were returned to face charges, the detective said.

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New Chief Financial Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
New Chief Financial Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017.

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Bicycle Across Middle Tennessee April 22-23
Bicycle Across Middle Tennessee April 22-23

Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 22-23.

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City Seeks Developer Of Old 1st Methodist Site
City Seeks Developer Of Old 1st Methodist Site

As you recall, on February 11, 2016 the Murfreesboro City Council authorized the purchase of the square block in the downtown business district that was the site of the old First United Methodist Church building. This 1.87-acre tract of land was purchased from Franklin Synergy Bank for $1.55-million.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Helps Youth
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Helps Youth

Registration is now open for BEP's Camp M.D. Presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, scheduled for June 19-23.

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UPDATE: 18 and 14 Year old's shot at Rogers Park Tuesday in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: 18 and 14 Year old's shot at Rogers Park Tuesday in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: Police are investigating the shooting of two victims at dusk on Tuesday (2/28/2017) at Rogers Park here in Murfreesboro.

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Stewart's Creek High School Band Honored
Stewart's Creek High School Band Honored

The Stewarts Creek Middle School Band has again been recognized by the Tennessee Music Education Association as one of the state's top school band programs, and as such, has been invited to perform at state music conference in April.

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Serious I-24 Crash 12:57PM Wednesday
Serious I-24 Crash 12:57PM Wednesday

An afternoon crash on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville) shut-down the interstate for most of Wednesday afternoon (3/1/2017).

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Gas Prices UP and Climbing In US
Gas Prices UP and Climbing In US

If you feel the pinch of the cost of driving, there is a reason why. AAA told NewsRadio WGNS that motorists paid the highest gas prices for the month of February in three years.

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Bats, Vultures, Armadillos--Oh No!
Bats, Vultures, Armadillos--Oh No!

Some unique creatures are seen in these parts, and for the next five Saturdays--Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will feature morning talks at the Wilderness Station about bats, vultures, armadillos--oh no!

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Caught
Caught "Green Handed"--Mt. Trashmore!

Rutherford County citizens who recycle may receive prizes for their efforts under the "Caught Green Handed" initiative sponsored by Operation: Rutherford Recycles and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Packed house for the 32nd Annual MAIN STREET Meeting & Luncheon
Packed house for the 32nd Annual MAIN STREET Meeting & Luncheon

Despite the rain