La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect. Phone 615-287-8667 or 615-287-8747.
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.
Get ready for two strange October encounters at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, 110 West College Street.
As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.
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.
Deputies and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers are searching for an endangered woman who walked away from a wedding rehearsal Friday night off Shores Road in western Rutherford County.
This past weekend, the Kittrell School Reunion was held at Kittrell Elementary School,
Linebaugh Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.
The La Vergne Police Department cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 75-year old Esther McDaniels. She was found in Clarksville.
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.
Shortly before lunchtime Monday morning, a white male entered FirstBank on the New Salem Highway and demanded money.
Thanks to an automated kiosk, long-lines to renew your license plates are becoming a thing of the past.
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.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to be alert today through September 23rd.
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.
The City of Murfreesboro has received the 2017 Technology Solutions Award from the Public Technology Institute for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program.
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.
Dale Smith Thomas is keynote speaker at the Chamber's October 19th WOMEN'S CONFERENCE at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.
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.
Remnants of Harvey expected to drive gas prices through the month.
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.
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..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shooting outside Victoria Secret in The Avenue of Murfreesboro. It occurred around 11:30 Saturday morning.
The perfect weekend weather made the 15th ANNUAL WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY a huge success.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts dramatically introduced its 2018 season to a packed house on Saturday night.
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.
The 28th annual White Oak Craft Fair at the Arts Center of Cannon County September 9th and 10th.
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.
Rain from Hurricane Harvey forces cancellation tonight (9/1/17) of Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - Makeup date is not yet confirmed.
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.
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
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...
Ralph King, a Driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, has been named STARS award recipient for August 2017.
The Murfreesboro City Council has approved appraisal services for Jones Boulevard improvements and geotechnical exploration services for the Cherry Lane Phase 2 Extension.
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.
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.
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.
Carlton family reunion, Rockvale Store and Rockvale Historical Society this coming Saturday at the Eagleville Community Center.
Tourism in Rutherford County continues to grow at an impressive rate.
Just after 5:30 Monday night, Murfreesboro firefighters responded to a blaze at the Aspen Heights Apartments on Old Castle Drive.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran surveys reports from construction crews and suggests areas motorist may wish to avoid today through September 2nd.
Another welcome tradition at the Middle Tennessee State University's Fall Faculty Meeting is the annual presentation of the MTSU Foundation Awards.
With dozens of on and off-campus volunteers assisting them, thousands of new and returning MTSU students moved in to campus Friday (Aug. 25th).
We have another update on the Murfreesboro Greenway as the next phase of construction begins...
Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest number of workers who don't have jobs in Tennessee.
The kickoff for the "2018 Rutherford Society Gala" was held Thursday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.
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.
Solar energy is a great resource for power, but not necessarily the best in Rutherford County. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains...
The Insight Counseling Center's annual luncheon was held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jerry Lewis, the legendary actor, comedian and director, has died, his agent confirmed to CBS News. He was 91.
On Saturday morning Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism to city streets call on Meigs Drive.
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning on Manchaster Pike.
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.
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.
On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.
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.
MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House for hiring veterans.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 65 year old Doris Bean from Alabama. She was quickly located.
Have you ever driven the quilt trail that takes you out Bradyville Pike, through Readyville and back to Murfreesboro along Halls Hill Pike?
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a house fire at 1428 Bradyville Pike around 3:17 Friday afternoon.
Family lost everything in a Friday night blaze at 418 Tessa Court.
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.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is expanding the use of its mounted patrol for crowd control at football games, shopping centers and even communities.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during Thursday night's (8/17/2017) special meeting.
As for fear, she worries about her safety the most. She worries about being killed more than being dirty.
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.
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.
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.
Toot's Good Food and Fun is about to begin construction of their fourth restaurant here in Rutherford County.
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.
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.
The Jesse C. Beesley Animal Foundation conducted its Annual Blessing of the Pets this past Saturday, and it was a huge success.
Several hundred persons gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Sunday evening voicing opposition to the violence that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU's Center for Health & Human Services is taking aim at the obesity crisis in Tennessee as part of a new statewide organization.
We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro at the Highway 99 / Warrior Drive intersection on Friday (8/11/17)...
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.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will offer two special events this weekend at Barfield Crescent Park.
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.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is offering girls more opportunities than ever to explore technology, arts, robotics and science.
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.
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.
On Friday evening (8/4/2017), Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold was inducted as president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Passing storms reduced the turnout at Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly Friday Night Live concert on the east side of the historic courthouse.
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.
Many have noticed that suicides are up in the Murfreesboro area. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the police department stated...
Gas prices saw another round of increases last week. A few 'Boro discounters started the week at $1.98.
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.
Remember, all directions of the BRIDGE OVER BROAD are closed to traffic until 6:00AM Monday (7/31/2017) morning.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers returned home July 24th after successful performances in Croatia.
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.
Gas prices have been on a rollercoaster ride this summer. In the 'Boro, some discounters are offering regular gas for $1.97 per gallon.
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.
Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.
Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?
Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two MTSU scholars are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship for women who aspire to enter the computer field.
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.
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.
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.
A challenging traffic week ahead and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through July 22nd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE drew another crowd to the east side of the courthouse with the music of Entice.
Single-family residential detached permits in Murfreesboro continue their upward trend in 2017.
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.
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.
The Rockvale Historical Society hosted its first Checkers Tournament at the 91st Annual July 4th 2017 Rockvale Picnic.
Last Friday the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department began responding to medical calls with Advanced Life Support capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
After 33-years, popular choral director Valeria DeHoff is retiring from Middle Tennessee Christian School.
If there is a group who know about firework's safety, it's the ATF--the bomb people. Here are there tips . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
The grand re-opening of the St. Clair Street Senior Center is set for 2:00 to 4:30 Friday afternoon, July 28th.
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.
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.
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.
The Central Magnet School "Great Race" team pulled into Cannonsburgh for their lunch break shortly after noon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 16-year old Murfreesboro youth who was reported missing on last week, is now "safe and sound" at home.
Saint Thomas Health has notified 2,859 patients about a breach of patient health information that was discovered in April.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police have issued a MISSING-RUNAWAY JUVENILE ALERT for a 16-year old white male.
A new Atlanta Braves signee has Murfreesboro connections. Vanderbilt Pitcher Kyle Wright was signed. He also received a $7-million bonus.
Main Street Murfreesboro continues to improve the look of this city's historic district, while bringing shoppers into the unique area.
Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
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).
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.
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.
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.
ATF reports that break-ins to gun stores is on the increase, as a Mt. Juliet dealer has 16 handguns stolen.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI) has opened a Murfreesboro office in Suite F at 3053 Medical Center Parkway.
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.
The 35th Annual International FolkFest officially began Monday night with a Welcome Party at the Grove at Williamson Place.
In celebration of Wilson Bank & Trust's 30th anniversary, the annual Summer Fest and Antique Car Show was held Sunday at Central Magnet School.
Year four of MTSU's partnership with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival closed Sunday, and multimedia students left with many hands-on experiences.
A stabbing occurred in the Southridge area off South Church Street around 9:00 o'clock Saturday evening.
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.
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.
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.
Nationally, gas prices went up two cents when compared to a week ago. That's exactly what happened in Murfreesboro as well.
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.
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.
Summer's back in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential "hot spots" now through June 10th.
Thirty-three Buchanan Elementary School students captured 8th place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program national competition.
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.
The Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN TOUR is giving new ideas to area residents on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
The Discovery Center had a perfect evening for their Secret Garden Party at the home of Ellen & Paul Wilson, 1001 East 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.
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.
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.11 on Memorial Day. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter was offering regular gas at $2.01.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran fine-tunes his crystal ball and shows where to avoid traffic jams now through June 3rd.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee is proud of five Rutherford County residents, who graduated with honors during the university's spring 2017 commencement ceremonies.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 438 E State Street aroundmorning.
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).
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.
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.
This is the 9th year the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club has sponsored the Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance. It's now through Memorial Day at the Grove at Williamson Place, across from the Avenue.
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.
Oakland High School graduate Kiley Dibble was awarded the Past District Governor's Scholarship by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Oaklands Mansion and the Middle Tennessee Magic Club have joined together to offer a special treat for fathers. On Sunday, June 18th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another shooting in the 'Boro, and this one was at the Gateway Apartments near MTSU.
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.
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.
This is the season when the weather is close to perfect. That also allows construction projects to catch-up on lost time.
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.
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.
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).
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."
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.
There was a multi-vehicle accident with injuries in the 11:00 o'clock hour Saturday morning.
"Free Day In May" was celebrated Saturday at Oaklands Mansion at 900 Maney Avenue.
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.
Stacey D. Woodroof, MBA, will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as Chief Financial Officer.
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.
The Murfreesboro City Schools held an "Employee Recognition Celebration" Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.
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.
Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, there was a two vehicle crash with injuries on South Church Street.
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,
Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, a maintenance crew's truck caught on fire in the front lawn of Northfield Elementary School.
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.
A two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the 6:00 o'clock hour on Thompson Lane slowed the traffic on the roadway even more.
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.
Let's see--is this "Blackberry Winter", "Dogwood Winter"--whatever it is, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says it impacts construction.
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.
Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1085/HB 1111, a measure widely dubbed the "LGBT Erasure" bill, into law.
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.
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.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that it will be accepting grant applications for "food waste diversion" through June 30, 2017.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
What mood are you in? Select the patch describing that feeling from Insight Counseling Center's Mood Walls that are located around our community.
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.
Local non-profit Barnabas Vision honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, along with Scott Walker at the organization's Tuesday evening gathering.
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.
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.
Tennesseans interested in preserving their local heritage now have an easier way to request help from MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation.
Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.
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.
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 .
Dr. Liz Rhea, retired radiologist and community philanthropist, is the recipient of the 2017 Rutherford ATHENA Award.
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.
In neighboring Wilson County the arrest of an Old Hickory man on a drug-related charges involving heroin took place.
Murfreesboro City Schools is accepting applications for peer models for the Integrated Preschool program at Black Fox and Northfield Elementary.
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.
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.
Figures just released show Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment rate in the entire state.
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.
Murfreesboro resident Philip Garcia was elected vice president of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., at its annual stockholders' meeting.
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.
From the standpoint of Mother Nature, Saturday was a perfect Earth Day in Murfreesboro.
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.
Rainfall mixed with construction has created areas that create challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid through April 29th.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday afternoon detectives arrested Tristin Long for the robbery of an individual at his East Sevier Street. residence on Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Rutherford County's second Habitat ReStore is now open! It's at 415 Nissan Drive in the Gillsville Family Shopping Center in Smyrna, Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sunday Murfreesboro Police arrested 40-year old Greg Merrilees. He is suspect in a string of recent hotel-motel robberies.
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.
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.
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.
La Vergne Police need your help in identifying this suspect.
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.
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.
FREE shred event, sponsored by the local Better Business Bureau and MaxShred, will take place Saturday, April 22nd.
A road worker was killed around 5:15 Thursday night on I-24 eastbound (toward Chattanooga) near Joe B. Jackson Parkway.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend this past March will see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury.
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...
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.
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.
Gas prices are rising across the country. Here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.
Siegel Middle School's baseball "field of dreams" is now a reality.
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.
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).
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.
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid here in Murfreesboro between today and April 15th.
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.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department held a free EASTER EGG event this past weekend and a second hunt will be Easter Weekend...
More funny money continues to steal goods and services from local residents.
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).
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.
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.
UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.
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.
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.
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.
"A Streetcar Named Desire" runs this coming week (April 6-9, 2017) in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
Students beginning kindergarten in 2017 and their parents are invited to preview day at the Murfreesboro City School to which they are zoned.
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.
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.
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.
The Friends of India Association of Murfreesboro (FIAM) have elected new officers for 2017.
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.
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.
At 2:50 Saturday (3/25/2017) afternoon, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.
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.
Fire Chief Mark Foulks told Murfreesboro Rotary Club members that plans are nearing to improve the department's ISO rating to the highest level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring is in the air again, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran advises Murfreesboro motorists of areas they might wish to avoid.
The AMBER ALERT continues for 15-year old high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas who has been missing since last Monday (3/13/2017).
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.
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.
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.
Do you know these men? If you recognize them, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office would appreciate hearing from you.
Local Kittrell Elementary students excelled in the "Great Shake" competition to enhance their interpersonal skills.
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.
St. Thomas Medical Partners have expand their services here in Murfreesboro with a new complex on the New Salem Highway near Veterans Parkway.
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.
President Donald Trump will be in Nashville this coming Wednesday (3/15/2017).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".
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.
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.
The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
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).
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.
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.
Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break March 6-11, 2017.
This man was identified as a possible suspect 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.
This man is a suspect in a case dealing with taking information from credit cards. Phone RCSO Detective Jason Dowdle at 615-904-3044.
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.
Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017.
Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 22-23.
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.
Registration is now open for BEP's Camp M.D. Presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, scheduled for June 19-23.
UPDATE: Police are investigating the shooting of two victims at dusk on Tuesday (2/28/2017) at Rogers Park here in Murfreesboro.
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.
An afternoon crash on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville) shut-down the interstate for most of Wednesday afternoon (3/1/2017).
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.
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!
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.
Despite the rain, it was a packed house at Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant on the historic town square for the 32nd Annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting and luncheon.
Refineries are easing into maintenance season, which normally signals a gradual increase in prices at the pump. Discounters in the 'Boro increased gas a few center to $1.96.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rutherford County Sheriffs Office worked a serious multi-vehicle crash on I-24 near Epps Mill Road that occurred around 8:00 o'clock Monday evening.
There's something relaxing and beautiful about a wetlands area. Oaklands Mansion offers a guided tour of the grounds with Curator and Master Gardener Connor Moss on Saturday, April 8th.
Hints of spring mixed with a wintry blast, all create excitement for the coming season. It also makes motorist challenges, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where they might pop-up between today and March 4th.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.
The Rutherford Neighborhood Alliance (RNA) encourages the county to have its own legal department.
The 80th Attorney General of the United States, Alberto R. Gonzales, will be the guest speaker at the quarterly Rutherford County GOP Luncheon on March 1. Gonzales was appointed and confirmed as Attorney General in February 2005 under the George W. Bush administration, and served in this position until 2007.
Well known Murfreesboro educator Dr. Tom Naylor passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78. He was a musician, author, music teacher and former director of the Governor's School for the Arts.
For the first time in almost a decade, MTSU is hosting a three-day powwow as a tribute to Native Americans. The event is underway now through Sunday at the Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive.
Now is the perfect time of the year to plant trees, and starting at 9:00 o'clock next Thursday morning (3/2/2017), the Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away five bare-root seedling to each landowner who comes the Farmers Market location.
Registration is now open for the BEP Summer Business Camp Presented by State Farm scheduled for weekdays of July 17th - 28th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The camp will be hosted by Middle Tennessee State University's College of Education on campus in the McWherter Learning Resource Center.
The second annual MTSU Raiderthon to benefit local children who use the services of the Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital will be from 5:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening, March 30th at the Rec Center. Community support is needed.
Tracy Biles joins the leadership team of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals.
MTSU students are trying to preserve the history of African-American education in Rutherford County, and you can play a major role by helping them.
Linebaugh Library at 105 W. Vine Street will be hosting local author Jacquelyn Swift on Saturday (3/11/2017), from 10:00 that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. Swift will be selling and signing copies of her book, Monsters: Poetry on How to Bite Back.
Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas unchanged at $1.91 per gallon.
MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon took place Thursday morning (2/16/2017) in the new Student Union Building's elegant ballroom. The keynote speaker was TBI Director and MTSU Alumnus Mark Gwyn.
New $59 million Rockvale High School approved by Rutherford County Commission.
One of the first WGNS on air personalities and advertising specialist Jerry "PeeWee" Brown died this past Sunday (2/12/17) at age 90
Franklin police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that involves a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville.
Nationally, prices at the pump rose slightly this week. However, here in the 'Boro they inched down with some discounters opening the week at $1.91.
Congratulations to Phil Barnett and Tressie Scott, the Governor's Volunteer Stars Award recipients for Rutherford County.
The Tennessee Firearms Association is tracking these bills that are before the state's general assembly.
The deadline, Wednesday, Feb. 15, is fast approaching for students planning to transfer to MTSU from other colleges and universities and apply for two significant scholarships.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9's Samson & Tiko have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization.
The Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity announced its annual WOMEN BUILD, scheduled March 10 through May 15 on Johnson Street in Smyrna.
Tennessee's Libertarian Party announced plans to hold its Annual 2017 State Convention at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th.
Murfreesboro was well represented at this weekend's National High School Cheerleading Competition at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Congratulations to Blackman High School who are the national champions.
Memorial Boulevard is getting more commercial businesses. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission looks at a request for four lots on the Haynes Family Property.
On Friday (2/10/2017) evening, Chair of MTSU's Jones College of Business Department of Management Jill Austin was presented Murfreesboro Center for the Arts' "CHANGE IT" award
It's "LOVE WEEK"--also known as Valentine's, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that may not eliminate traffic snarls in construction areas. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through February 18th.
MTSU put its spotlight upon country star Hillary Scott as faculty and friends gathered Saturday (2/11/2017) in Southern California to celebrate the former student's Grammy nods in two Christian music categories.
Telephone scammers are at it again. Rutherford County Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni told NewsRadio WGNS they're asking for money to avoid being arrested.
On Thursday the Murfreesboro City Council approved Police Chief Karl Durr's request to create the positions of Communications Manager and Finance Manager for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Murfreesboro Police report Delaney Jablonski has been located and is safe.
Vanderbilt Medical Center confirmed that the man whose truck was struck by a train in Murfreesboro is now in stable condition. The accident occurred this past Saturday night around 6 on Florence Road in Murfreesboro (2/4/2017).
The former Sheriff of Rutherford County is now in a federal penitentiary and out of the jail he was being held in that was located in Grayson County, Kentucky.
The national average price of gas continues to decline as U.S. oil production increases. Here in Murfreesboro, the week began with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Police have identified the dead man found around 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at 610 Dill Lane as 20-year old Dreyll Lamont Keeley.
Tickets are available through this Wednesday (2/8/2017) for MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon. This is the Black History Month event that honors unsung community heroes. It will be held in the new Student Union Building in the elegant ballroom from 11:30 Thursday morning, February 16, 2017, until 1:30 that afternoon.
Winter's blast is putting constructions crews behind schedule, and this often creates traffic challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 11th.
Amy Jackson, active community volunteer and current President of the Junior League of Murfreesboro, has joined the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation as Foundation Coordinator.
Wednesday was the Statewide Day of Action in Tennessee and there were two opposing rallies on the historic Murfreesboro square at the same time.
The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra President Jane McNulty told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that as the local organization celebrates thirty-five years, it continues to need financial as well as attendance support.
La Vergne Police have arrested a suspect in the November shooting at the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Read To Succeed.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) has received funding and support from several area businesses for the first of two "House of Faith" builds in 2017.
Oakland High School and the Oakland High School Basketball programs are proud to announce the 2016-2107 Hall of Fame inductees.
The weather is certain "up" and "down", and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that some days there a motoring messes while others days traffic is at a minimal. Not taking into consideration the fluctuating meteorological conditions, here are Ram's procrastinations through February 4th.
The Friends of Linebaugh Library hosted its Annual Member's Luncheon at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning and New York Time's best selling author Ruta Sepetys was the guest speaker.
It was another sold-out ballroom for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' "Business At It Best". This was the second year that the gala was celebrated at the lunch hour. It was in the packed ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
More fake bills are turning up in Murfreesboro. The most recent report was for a counterfeit $50 bill at the Sonic restaurant on Memorial Boulevard.
A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.
Head to Oakland Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue from 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday afternoon, February 11th, and enjoy a display of antique cars and vintage wedding dresses.
Governor Bill Haslam will be at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro at 9:25 Wednesday morning (1/25/2017) to observe Dr. Kyle Prince's Algebra II class.
Gas prices have inched lower for nearly two consecutive weeks. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were offering regular gas for $1.97.
Navy SEAL Robert J. O'Neill was the featured speaker at Saturday night's (1/21/2017) 10th Annual Rutherford Society's Gala at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Stories of our community will come to life through "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" on display daily at Oaklands Mansion now through March 5, 2017.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a way for you to "Stay Calm" while motoring around the 'Boro. Avoid these trouble spots through January 28th.
Scarlett Turney is retiring as the education director of the Arts Center of Cannon County. Lindsey Mapes has been named to that position.
Governor Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 22-28, 2017 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee.
Robert Arnold is now officially the former Rutherford County Sheriff after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He also resigned from the office of sheriff.
A group of protesters gathered for a brief period in front of Congress Scott DeJarlais Around 11:30 Wednesday morning (1/18/2017).
Tennessee citizens with a valid handgun carry permit now have the option to upgrade to a lifetime permit for a lower cost. If you currently have a permit with an expiration date, and would like to upgrade to a lifetime permit, you can now pick up an application at any driver services center and pay the $200 upgrade fee at any time.
Two separate crashes that are near each other occurred in similar time frames Wednesday evening (1/18/2017). Both were near the points where I-24 and I-840 intersect.
"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."
Have you ever been a Cripple Creek Clogger? Founder Steve Cates told NewsRadio WGNS that the local Appalachian folk dancers will celebrate its golden anniversary on April 22nd.
There is downward pressure at the gas pump, but not to the point that many motorists will notice. Gas prices are declining by fractions of a penny per day. After the MLK tribute, prices at some Murfreesboro discounters was $2.06 per gallon.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) continues its crackdown on medical fraud cases. Special Agents from their Medicaid Fraud Control Unit obtained an indictment against a Tullahoma woman accused of stealing prescription medication from a patient in her care.
The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Ruta Sepetys at the Annual Member's Luncheon at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 28 at The Woman's Club located at 221 East College Street. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will gladly autograph them.
There's going to be one less bill to consider in the Tennessee General Assembly. The proposed legislation seeking to encourage this state's 1-million food stamp users to make healthier food choices is going to be dropped from the agenda.
As a follow-up to Taylor Loyal's visit on WGNS, area Kroger stores have donated the mid-state's Second Harvest Food Bank three big tractor-trailer rigs loaded with food.
A former Eagleville Elementary School teacher who reportedly admitted to charges of stealing Adderall from a student and placed on leave without pay has been moved to Stewartsboro Elementary School in Smyrna.
Monday we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.
Thanks to sunny skies and temps around 72, there was a record turnout for Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.
Whoever said "If you don't like today's weather, it will change tomorrow", certainly knew about Middle Tennessee. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran said this gets construction crews off-schedule and that creates traffic challenges. He suggests you avoid these areas today through January 21st.
Middle Tennessee State University will continue its long-running and successful run of hosting state championships for select high school sports at its facilities following this week's decision by the TSSAA.
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March begins at noon Monday (1/16/2017) at Central Magnet School and goes to the Patterson Community Center. Once there, a full afternoon of free activities telling about the Civil Rights Movement will be offered.
The Tennessee Room in MTSU's James Union Building was packed Saturday morning (1/14/2017) for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast sponsored by the Murfreesboro branch of the NAACP.
Another administrator promoted by Robert Arnold has been fired. On Thursday (1/12/2017) Major Derrell Cagle was relieved of his duties of overseeing the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
The Linebaugh Library is taking "one stop shopping" to the highest level. While you're checking out a book, you can also renew your drivers license at the library.
Instead of throwing your Christmas tree into thegarbage and taking-up space in the landfill, RECYCLE it! Residents in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne all have recycle locations starting the day after Christmas.
Motorists saw little change at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro many discounters were offering regular gas at $2.07 per gallon.
Dorethe Louise Pigg Tucker was the gentle, encouraging heart that encouraged many in the early years of the Speech and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She passed away Sunday at the age of 97. Services will be 2:00 o'clock Wednesday (1/11/2017) at Woodfin Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen.
If you represent a non-profit organization, and would like to be considered to be a part of United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, the deadline to submit your Letter of Intent application is this coming Friday, January 13, 2017.
It's super cold now, but as the week progresses temps will rise to normalcy. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says as the mercury rises, so will traffic jams at construction sites. Here's Ram's traffic challenge areas today through January 14th.
Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro and the Smyrna Public Library are both offering "Winter Reading Programs".
Applications for high school juniors are now available through this coming Wednesday (1/11/2017) wanting to pursue highly competitive High School Internship program offered by Chamber of Commerce.
The 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom's Boro Beach honored Vice Mayor Doug Young, who passed away last month. Young jumped at all of the previous events.
If you have been meaning to spay or neuter your cat or dog, but have put it off. Beesley Animal Clin at 2215 Keeneland Commerical Boulevard is offering $10 operations on a first-come basis this Monday (1/9/2017).
The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 900 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for the winter season. The salt is maintained at the City's Solid Waste facility located at 4765 Florence Rd.
44-year old LaShane Hayes of La Vergne, plead guilty Wednesday (1/4/2017) to federal conspiracy and wire fraud.
LaShane Hayes, 44, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Tuesday (1/3/16) to conspiracy and wire fraud after being charged with defrauding the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program...
Nate Williams has been selected as the assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.
The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today's average of $2.34 per gallon. You have to search harder, but on Tuesday (1/3/2017) in Murfreesboro gas was available at $2.03 per gallon.
There are only a few days left before regular registration ends and prices increase for the 6th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at MMC in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County will honor Business Legend Mark Pirtle at the January 27th "Business At Its Best". Robert Adams is the Business Person of the Year and Rita Ash is Leadership Rutherford's Pinnacle Award winner.
The Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro was robbed by culprits whom officials feel may be the same suspects who robbed a hotel in Smyrna.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 3, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 2203 Aspen Avenue just after 11:30 Sunday morning (1/1/2017).
A high tech traffic computerized system will soon improve traffic flow at 14 intersections seven miles of Murfreesboro roadway. TDOT awarded this city a $3.35-million grant to cover the project on sections of East Northfield Boulevard as well as Rutherford Boulevard.
Traffic Engineer Ram Bachandran warns that traffic challenges return Tuesday. Projects that were "on hold" over the holidays, ramp up again. Here's his forecast through January 7th.
As the New Year 2017 rings-in, WGNS celebrates 70-years of being your Good Neighbor Station. Thank you!
Former Rutherford County Schools Superintendent Jerry Gaither passed away Wednesday (12/28/2016) after a brief illness. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon (1/1/2017) at Woodfin Memorial Chapel at Lascassas Pike, with the service to follow at 2:00PM. David Dunn will officiate and the burial will be in Donnell Cemetery in Auburntown.
The ninth annual 2017 Nightwatch at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church was held from 6:30 to 10:00 Friday night (12/30/2016). Nightwatch not only brought a coss-section of this community together, but it also introduced a new initiative to help individuals being released from jail.
The Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to honor area citizens at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 in the Tennessee Room of MTSU's James Union Building.
If you own property within the City of Murfreesboro, city property taxes are typically due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 3, 2017 without penalty and interest.
Deborah Johnson who recently stepped down as executive director of the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services office in Murfreesboro after 30-years of service, has passed away.
When officers arrived they discovered that an altercation had occurred and at least one shot was fired. Police then observed a black male on the ground near a garage door at the business.
The City of Murfreesboro has released its operational hours during the New Year's holiday. This includes garbage pickup times as well as parks and recreational hours.
MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Around 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Broad Street, near Maney Avenue.
The holiday season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 103.1 million American travelers. An estimated 93.6 million Americans are expected to take a road trip during the 11-day period (12/23 - 1/2).
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.
WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.
Gas prices leveled-off over the weekend after rising 10 cents in Florida and 3 cents nationwide. Meanwhile, pump prices saw little movement in Georgia and Tennessee. In fact, here in the 'Boro--gas prices opened the week at the same $1.96 per gallon that they were last Monday.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 8, Engine 1, Engine 4, and Rescue 7 responded to a house fire located at 307 Chamberlain Drive around 1:45 Saturday afternoon.
MTSU is ranked No. 17 in the "Top Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Report" by LendEDU.com, which crafted its rankings by looking at more than 100 colleges offering entrepreneurship courses and programs to undergraduates.
You might just get your wish for a white Christmas, and Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns about areas that might present traffic challenges today through December 24th.
Rutherford County's newest school opens this coming August in Smyrna, and Dr. James "Jimmy" Sullivan has been named principal of Rocky Fork Middle School.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Doug Young as the inaugural recipient of a lifetime achievement award named in his honor.
Murfreesboro City Council approves daylighting of Town Creek starting this summer (2017)
Firefighters saw the flames of the old Eubank's Electric building early this Friday morning as they neared the site. The structure was a total loss.
Local resident Aaron Grimes spent a lot of time preparing for Christmas this year. He installed a synchronized Christmas light display, located off Barfield Crescent Road.
Saint Thomas Health On Demand is now available 24/7. It is a new virtual clinic that provides access to health care anytime of the day or night.
Around 7:30 Thursday morning (12/15/2016), there was a one-vehicle crash on Memorial Boulevard near Lokey.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the Rutherford County Health Department are set to collect essential baby items for expectant and new mothers beginning January 10, 2017, through February 3, 2017.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation is having their annual pass special. Now through 5:00 o'clock on Saturday evening, December 31, 2016, you may purchase one monthly or yearly pass for use at Sports*Com or the Patterson Center and get one free.
The most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey indicates consumers across the state are feeling much more optimistic about the economy during this holiday shopping season.
On Monday evening the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council (SWAC) was appointed to consider solid waste options as the Middle Point landfill approaches capacity.
Rutherford County Schools has a graduation rate topping 95 percent, an average composite ACT score of 20.8 and spends $1,000 less than the state average per student, according to information from the annual Tennessee Report Card.
Robert "Rob" O'Neill, Navy SEAL Team Six leader, who participated in the 2011 raid at the Osama bin Laden compound, is the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 21, 2017.
82-year old Tom Batey passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be 3-8PM Thursday, and the service will be Friday morning at 11AM, both at North Boulevard Church of Christ.
Toyota of Murfreesboro held a community appreciaton gala at their facility Monday evening. Owner-General Manager Andy Obeissy said, "As we count our blessings, we wanted to give-back to those who make our community great".
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.
It was a beautiful, breezy Sunday afternoon with temperatures in th low 50s as the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade began at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon (12/11/2016) on East Main Street at Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Officials say the crowds that lined East and West Main Street, especially around the historic square, were estimated to be in the 50,000 range.
PERFORM MURFREESBORO takes to the Patterson Community Center's stage this coming Friday through Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) to perform "The Magic Tree House".
Murfreesboro Citizens no longer have to make a trip to City Hall or use the postal service to make property tax payments. Pay your city taxes on line!
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® recently held their annual toy drive for Toys for Tots with great results! Toys for Tots volunteers Mike Kidd and Angela Kidd, both REALTORS® with Keller Williams Realty in Murfreesboro picked up this year's donations.
It's a device made of naturally dissolving material to treat coronary artery disease and Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, has become the first hospital in Middle Tennessee to utilize the revolutionary device.
Congratulations to the 1,892 Middle Tennessee State University graduates who became new Blue Raider alumni on Saturday (12/10/2016).
Murfreesboro Police have confirmed that the body that was found Thursday (12/8/16) in a wooded area off Elam Mills Road is 33-year old Francisca Gomez-Cordero. A warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for 47-year old Romolo Hernandez-Mayo.
Christiana Volunteer Fire Department will expand their Sledge Road headquarters to include a new bay, training room, offices and restrooms.
Francisca Gomez-Cordero was reported missing from her Murfreesboro apartment. A body that is thought to be hers, was found and police developed a suspect. That person may have fled, and police need your help.
The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame held its Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony and banquet Thursday (12/8/2016) night at the Murfreesboro Association of Realtors Training Center at 311 Butler Drive.
Evidently, a teen is believed to have been shot in the abdomen. The teen was then taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...
Community donations to Christiana Volunteer Fire Department allowed firefighters to expand their headquarters to house a tanker truck and a training room at the Sledge Road station. Groundbreaking for the expanded headquarters will be at 4:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday afternoon.
Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. In Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week up 6-cents to $1.88 per gallon.
The HAWAII BOWL will place the Blue Raiders against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors with the kick off at 7:00PM Christmas eve (Murfreesboro Time) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, and yes--you'll hear it on WGNS.
"Ho, Ho, Ho"--and suddenly we hear "Ouch, Ouch, Ouch" says Santa to Truman who sits on St. Nick's lap with a long, long list. The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade is 2:00 o'clock next Sunday (12/11/2016).
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, especially after Main Street's outstanding tree lighting on the historic Murfreesboro square Friday night.
The Yuletide season is here, and motorists are rushing from one part of Murfreesboro to another--while construction crews are trying to complete as much work as they can before weather gets even more wintry. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is checking his list twice, and offers these areas to avoid now through December 10th.
Toot's diners can provide Christmas for less fortunate children by donating to the Shop with the Sheriff's Office during a fund-raiser this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) at Toot's on Broad Street and Toot's South.
Tis the season to be "ringing", and the Murfreesboro Salvation Army is around the Heart of Tennessee with their bell ringers and kettles through Christmas Eve.
Murfreeesboro City Schools will hold a Perfect Attendance Day this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) to promote regular attendance and reduce chronic absence.
On Friday (12/2/2016) First National Bank celebrated the renovation of a 136-year old home at 111 North Maple Street, that is now their mortgage services department.
The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame will honor five broadcast journalists during a banquet and award ceremonies at 5:30 Thursday evening, December 8, 2016. WGNS is proud that two inductees are alums of the Good Neighbor Station.
A wave of firings, resignations, and the sheriff locked-up on federal charges--what could happen next? An inspection by the Tennessee Corrections Institute now places the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at-risk of losing state certification.
PERFORM MURFREESBORO presents "The Magic Tree House" Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) in The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center.
Currently, Murfreesboro Police operate out of three buildings on South Church Street and one building on North Rutherford Boulevard. The new headquarter office will allow police to all be under the same roof.
For the third straight year, MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of an international list of acclaimed music schools praised by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee and London's Royal College of Music. It is in the prestigious "Top 25 Music Schools 2016".
Interim Rutherford County Sheriff Randy Garrett is retiring on December 17th.
Franklin Police found the missing 88-year old man who recently moved from Murfreesboro to Franklin.
Crews from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department rolled-out Monday night (11/28/2016) to help those who are loosing everying in East Tennessee's fires in the Sevier County area of the Smoky Mountains.
Gas prices leveled off over the weekend, after declining for more than three weeks.
Linebaugh will be hosting two local author book signings in December. Brittany Goodwin will be at Linebaugh on Monday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and student authors from Central Magnet School on Tuesday, December 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Have you been wanting to be a part of the MASTER GARDENER'S program, but have missed signing-up? Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course.
A Murfreesboro woman is free on bond after her arrest Monday (11/28/2016) for Felony Theft in Franklin.
Middle Tennessee lost one of its shining gems Wednesday morning, Nelda Pope passed away.
Rutherford County Sheriff Sergeant Todd Hammond submitted his letter of resignation, effective December 4, 2016. He was one of two officers summoned to an alleged domestic call at Sheriff Arnold's home on Labor Day evening.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday.
As health officials in nearby states, including Arkansas and Missouri monitor outbreaks of mumps that are growing in number and geographically, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds residents mumps vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps illness.
How safe is your child? On two consecutive school days in Tennessee, there were three crashes involving school buses. Twenty-three students were injured in one crash, and six were killed in another. How safe are our school buses?
Gas prices are falling as 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving. In the past week, state averages declined 5 cents in Florida, 7 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, Thanksgiving week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.83 per gallon.
Putting in extra workers to finish projects before winter sets in, also creates traffic problems. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid between now and November 26th.
When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.
The 23rd Annual Art Studio Tour was a huge success this past Saturday and Sunday as patrons purchased gifts at 10 area studios
There was the election, then the Super Moon--now, the river otters invade Murfreesboro. WGNS' Bart Walker said that he'd been going to the radio station's tower that is in a wetland that's only four-blocks off the square, and never saw anything like the hundreds of feet of earthen dam built quickly by river otters.
More on Thursday's federal indictments against Rutherford County Sheriff's MajorTerry McBurney of Murfreesboro. This Northern Ireland male was charged with illegally obtaining citizenship.
"We can confirm that a Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant employee was involved in an incident yesterday (Wednesday) and transported to the hospital where he passed away."
50-year old Manfred Grill died in a single-vehicle crash on I-840, near mile marker 60, and the West Jefferson Pike exit. The fatal accident occurred a little before 5:00 o'clock Wednesday night.
Many motorists traveling along I-24 at the South Church Street overpass were traumatized around 6:30 Tuesday morning by seeing a man hanging from the bridge. What should those persons do now?
The October, 2016 disciplinary actions handed out by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)'s Division of Regulatory Boards and two Rutherford County businesses were fined.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the fire that occurred early Sunday morning at 824 N Church Street appears suspicious.
Gas prices continued their downward march toward $2 a gallon nationwide last week. The average price is $2.02 in Tennessee, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.16 in Florida. They've been below that mark in the 'Boro for much of this year, and this week some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.
Owners of local businesses packed The Alley On Main Restaurant Monday night. They were there to learn about LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO, a new organization designed to help small businesses.
It's beginning to look and feel alot like Christmas. A big part of that is the 33rd Annual Oakland Candlelight Tour of Homes begins at 4:00 Saturday afternoon, December 3rd, and continues until 8:00 that evening. Stroll the beautifully decorated homes and churches that are a part of the tour, enjoy warm wassel and Christmas carols.
The hazy skies and smell of either "smoke" or "chemicals" is from wildfires in distant places, and no reason to phone the fire department or 911.
A Rutherford County fugitive who has been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list for 13 years, was arrested in Texas on Saturday (11/12/2016). Jose Alberto Rendon is awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.
26-year old Paul Briggs of Murfreesboro is in the Williamson County Jail after an early Sunday morning standoff at Franklin's Embassy Suites Hotel.
Are you ready for the SUPER MOON? On Monday evening, November 14, 2016, at 8:09PM Grenwich Mean Time (GMT), the moon will pass the Earth at its closest distance since 1948. If you convert that to the Central Time Zone, it would be 2:09PM Monday afternoon. So check out the SUPER MOON tonight or tomorrow night.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners, part of the Ascension Tennessee ministry Saint Thomas Health, announced that Dr. Oran Aaronson will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as part of the Howell Allen Clinic practice. Dr. Aaronson will join the Saint Thomas Health ministry on January 1, 2017.
Veterans tributes continued on Saturday (11/12/2016) at the campus of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. The Air National Guard's Band of the South got the music flowing at 10:00 o'clock, followed by a series of talks and the Veterans Parade.
Murfreesboro Police received a call at 4:56 Saturday (11/12/2016) night about two vehicle crash with injuries on Lebanon Pike (State Highway 231-N) near Cherry Lane.
I ran into Arthur Lewis at the grocery Friday night. He was just like a middle schooler on his first date. However, he and Earnette celebrate their Golden Anniversary Saturday (11/12/2016).
The Tennessee Democratic Party is "turning up the heat" on Knox County.
Saint Thomas Health, Ascension's Tennessee ministry, has announced that Amy D. Wilson will be joining the nine-hospital system as Chief Nursing Officer.
An 89-year old Hendersonville, Tennessee, man who had been missing for over three-days, was found by a walker in Murfreesboro around 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning (11/10/2016). Louis Cobb was in his car, but it was in a dry lake bed, beyond barricades in an industrial area. LifeFlight helicopter took him to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Friday is Veterans Day and on the 11th hour of the 11th month, and 11th day--the Murfreesboro public square will pause and honor those who are and have served our great country, as well as those who made the supreme sacrifice.
As was evidenced in the steady flow of citizens at Thursday night's Historic Bottoms public meeting, the interest in the concept of renewing and expanding the downtown district is catching fire.
On Thursday night, Read To Succeed's annual SPELLING BEE at the World Outreach Church was a tremendous success. Webb School Headmaster Ray Broadhead was the top speller for 2016.
United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee David Rivera told NewsRadio WGNS that on Wednesday (11/9/2016) a 43-year old La Vergne woman was charged in a criminal information case.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled two events due to the danger of fires brought on by drought conditions.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the BUSINESS AT IT'S BEST GALA luncheon that's set for 11:30 Friday morning, January 27, 2017 in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
WGNS is currently looking for a motivated sales person. The new hire will be responsible for securing new advertisers online and on the air. They will also be responsible for maintaining several existing accounts.
At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.
A major shift occurred in the oil markets last week, suggesting gas prices could soon plummet. Oil prices tumbled to 6-week lows, due to an unexpected record-high build in domestic crude oil inventories. Discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $1.91 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland leads by example. He is a strong advocate for healthy living, and encourages events and activities here that promote fitness. This past weekend the mayor was a runner in the New York Marathon.
The crisp fall air is great for football, beautiful leaves and leaving window open, but it's a warning to construction crews that their prime work season is nearing an end. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of congested areas to avoid where crews are ramping-up to finish projects now through November 12th.
Sunny skies on Saturday (11/5/2016), a gentle breeze and temps around 70 brought record attendance at Habitat for Humanities annual Cook'n To Build on the historic Murfreesboro square.
This weekend is when you set your clocks BACK 1-HOUR. This officially happens at 2:00AM early Sunday morning (11/6/2016).
Locally Owned Murfreesboro officially launches with a membership drive and mixer from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock Monday evening, November 14th at The Alley on Main.
The City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue, and Murfreesboro Police Department are proud to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Doug Young Public Safety Training Center located at the former Franklin Heights Housing Complex just off of Bridge Avenue at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, November 8th.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is pleased to welcome Joshua Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S., board- certified general surgeon, to its medical staff. He has joined The Surgical Clinic located in the Physicians Building at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.
The Berger Gallery at the Arts Center of Cannon County is in full-color with paintings by Murfreesboro's Frank Baugh.
The Child Advocacy Center encourages everyone to learn more about "The 19 Days of Activism", a period to bring awareness to ways to spot and end violence against children and youth. This year, November 1 - 19, 2016 are those days that make a difference.
Lifelong friends Bob Lamb and Bud Morris were shocked and humbled when they learned they would be the 2016 co-recipients of the Joe Nunley Award presented at the conclusion of the 35th annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Services picnic Saturday (11/5/2016).
It might seem strange to some that Sheri and Rich Guider would organize a 5K run in memory of their son, Jonah, who was unable to run more than a few seconds. The second annual Run Jonah Run 5K is set for Saturday, November 12th, at Blackman High School.
A fatal crash occurred Thursday morning in Readyville at Claude Gaither Road and Bradyville Pike. One dead and another flown to hospital.
Sheriff Robert Arnold appeared in federal court Tuesday morning to request being released from jail until his February 7, 2017 court date. However, no decision was made and Arnold remains locked-up.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young will hold a hearing on a proposed suspension which is part of an ouster suit against the Sheriff on November 8, 2016.
On Tuesday (11/1/2016), the Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented $3,000 in grants to "the arts" as well as "reading programs" to benefit area youth. Service Project Committee Chair Gib Backlund noted that the money from the 97-year old civic club would be directed toward educational enrichment for this area's youth.
Gas prices are on the decline after dropping 2 cents in Florida, and 4 cents in Georgia and Tennessee during the past week.
Bonnie Price, who is the father of Major League Baseball Player David Price, spoke to WGNS about the field that is expected to open in April of 2017...
You can almost hear those sleigh bells tingling as the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade makes its way down East Main Street and around the square on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2016.
Saturday night's walking tour of the Evergreen Cemetery that was hosted by Oaklands Historic House Museum was a pleasant blend of history, creativity and a healthy meandering alongside a cross-section of the earlier leaders from our community.
Construction crews know this warm weather won't last forever, so they're using every second to get ahead on projects. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic challenges in the 'Boro now through November 5th.
As high school students and adults returning to school look for the right college program, and businesses seek to build the best workforce, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and partners have introduced a new interactive resource to help with both.
From 2:00 to 5:00PM Monday afternoon (10/31/2016) Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village will be packed with Halloween costumed youngsters who are enjoying a variety of activities that are coordinated by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Rutherford County Schools is singing the praises of more student success stories. This time, it's high school choir singers who are showcasing their exceptional talents at two Nashville concerts.
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is gearing up for its Third Annual Veterans Day Parade at the main administration building on the beautiful Alvin C. York campus.
Murfreesboro Police arrested a suspect involved in the two armed robberies on Thursday (10/27/2016). Detective Larry Maples charged Alexandro Antoine with the crimes, and he was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Two firefighters and two law enforcement officers were named Firefighters of the Year and Officers of the Year on Thursday (10/27/2016) at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon at Five Senses restaurant.
Murfreesboro Aviation has again been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association.
Area ham radio operators will be participating in a Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) exercise from October 30th through November 1st, according to Amateur Radio Emergency Services Coordinator Jim Goodrich, WA4VGZ.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1, 3, and 4, Ladder 1, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire at 1014 Todd Court just before 7:00 o'clock Thursday night (10/27/2016).
The government for Cannon County, Tennessee is facing major budget issues. The Budget Committee met Thursday night and studied ways to reduce the money being spent. One of the ideas is to consider cutting 2.42 per cent from all departments.
Time is running out for sponsorship opportunities in the 6th Annual Turkey Tee Off, as the Child Advocacy Center invites golfers to the 6th Annual Turkey Tee Off Saturday, November 5th, 2016.
On Tuesday (10/25/2016) Murfreesboro Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody told Murfreesboro Rotary members about this city's exciting plans for the city's future.
We now know the name of the victim in a weekend motorcycle crash on East Clark Boulevard. He's identified by Murfreesboro Police reports as 45-year old Jim Dixon of Old Lascassas Pike.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded declined for the 15th consecutive day Sunday, for a total discount of 4 cents during that period.
Four speakers will examine the precarious intersection of free speech, hate speech and academic freedom at with a special public panel discussion. The event is 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, October 25th, in MTSU's Tennessee Room at the James Union Building.
A La Vergne teen is in the hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggen tells NewsRadio WGNS a 14-year old boy suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit around 6:30 this (Monday) morning.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is preparing to send 15 high school juniors to Washington, DC. This coming year's essay topic is "Electric Cooperatives - Going Beyond the Wires".
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the cold weather season is approaching quickly, and construction projects will be slowing down. Crews are ramping-up on their work to stay on target before really cold weather hits. Ram tells about potential areas to avoid between today and October 29th.
The largest planning event in the ten-county area is is from 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 9th, until 3:30 that afternoon in Nashville's Music City Center. Rutherford County is well represented on the board.
Students from Blackman High School will host a fall festival from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, November 5th. The event will raise money for Candle Wishes.
The mandatory OPEN BURNING BAN has been lifted for Rutherford County. Rainfall over the past few days has made a dramatic difference.
Recycle Rutherford is holding its fall meeting in the second floor courtroom of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening (10/24/2016). The public is encouraged to attend.
If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.
There is much interest in this year's presidential election, in fact Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley told WGNS that there has been an explosion of voter registrations in the past few weeks.
Seventy percent of all patients who enter the doors of the Wound Care Center at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are diabetic; and, approximately 15 percent of all diabetic patients develop chronic wounds that are slow to heal.
Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Botanical Medicine Research is a joint effort with scientists in China. Dr. Elliot Altman spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (10/18/2016) and noted that a cure for cancer could come from research done at MTSU
Pump prices in Georgia and Tennessee continue their descent, while Florida prices dipped on Sunday for the first time in two weeks. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas going for $1.96.
In nearby Coffee County, the Sheriff's Department received a call around 4:47 Sunday afternoon (10/16/2017) that an ultralight Sky Cycle crashed in the Hillsboro community. 52-year old Michael David Nelms died in the crash.
Skies near downtown Murfreesboro will be filled with smoke at various times this Tuesday (10/18/2016), but officials with Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department warn that this is strictly a drill. This old Franklin Heights complex on Bridge Avenue at the New Salem Highway is where fire training will be taking place under "live fire conditions". It begins at 8:00 o'clock Tuesday morning and continues until 5:00 in the afternoon.
Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series in the Wright Music Building at 7:30 Thursday night (10/20/206) with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.
This great fall weather reminds construction crews that their seasonal clock for projects is ticking away. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warn Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through October 22nd.
Young artists from across the state will be at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday (10/17/2016) to create Tennessee's ornaments for the national Christmas tree in Washington, DC.
The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on First Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits. The ordinance must still receive approval on Second Reading to be officially adopted.
Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state's newest certified arboretum.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital encouraged individuals with COPD to attend the "BREATHE STRONG RALLY" from 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning (10/15/2016) until 3:00 in the afternoon. This event will be held at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Boulevard, next to PAWS and just down from Sam's).
A pair of authors will be at MTSU's Student Union Building at 1:00 o'clock and 3:00PM Monday (10/17/2016) afternoon for the Annual Southern Festival of Books. The public is encouraged to hear South Carolina's Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and Pulitzer Prize fiction winner Robert Olen Butler.
Homecoming week went well with parties, parade, and even the "Bleed Blue" competition, but the grid-iron battle was hot all the way. In double overtime, the final score: Western Kentucky 44 and Blue Raiders 43.
A motion has been filed by Sheriff Robert Arnold's attorney to release him from the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky.
The Kittrell School Reunion spotlighted the class of 1966 that celebrated its 50th reunion. The recent event was packed with memories.
The Southeast Young Adult Book Festival is giving a preview of this major event next year by featuring five best selling authors from 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday evening, October 27, 2016, at the Linebaugh Public Library (105 West Vine St.).
PHOTOS: As Lions International prepares for its 100th anniversary next summer, the international board of directors was called to order in Nashville Thursday (10/13/2016) by Murfreesboro's Bob Corlew.
Going on all this week up until Saturday (October 9 - 15), all branches of the Linebaugh Public Library System will be collecting food donations to pay off overdue fines.
It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football.
Popular morning radio host Truman Jones returns to the air - at least for a day - on Tuesday.
If you are not registered to vote, Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley reminds residents Tuesday (October 11th), is the deadline for registering to vote in the November 8th presidential election.
Pump prices rose in Florida last week as gas stations struggled to meet surging demand due to Hurricane Matthew. They remained the same in the Volunteer State. However, here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week 8-cents lower than the previous week at $1.97 per gallon.
Crisp fall mornings signal the beginning of construction crews trying to complete projects on time, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran gives a heads-up on areas of town to avoid between today and October 15th.
MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Tuesday, Oct. 11.
A faulty pistol got the 10th Annual Middle Half off a few minutes late, but the temp in the 60s made up for any lost time.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 4, District 8, and Rescue 7 responded to a single story duplex fire at 719 North Maney Avenue just before 11:00 Tuesday night.
Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that too much Tennessee history could be stripped from teaching requirements in the state's public schools under an update to social studies standards.
Dr. Tony Johnson told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (10/4/2016) that they are developing a bachelor of science degree on fermentation.
Gas prices are about the same - if not less - than last week, in the southeastern United States. The week in Murfreesboro started with many discounters opening 4-cents less at $2.05 per gallon.
The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year.
The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, this week announced that State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) is among those legislators recently honored with the Conservative Union's prestigious "most conservative" award.
Longtime Murfreesboro dentist and community leader Jim Bishop passed away around 11:00 o'clock Monday morning at the age of 75.
Murfreesboro Police lifted the Silver Alert that was issued around 2:00 o'clock Sunday morning (10/2/2016) on 73 year old Clark Dale Sheppard. He was found "safe" about 10-hours later in the day.
Middle Tennessee State University aerospace students are finally getting the chance to receive hands-on training -- and a leg up in the job market -- using a state-of-the-art aviation program donated earlier this year.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists that crews are busy completing projects, and there are potential hot spots to avoid now through October 8th.
We're beginning to enjoy a "hint of fall" in the air. Keep alert, and don't be distracted by the beauty of the season.
Partly sunny, a gentle breeze and temps around 70 brought out the shoppers Saturday morning to the Main Street Market.
An attorney representing 12 local residents, filed an ouster suit to remove Robert Arnold from the office of sheriff.
UPDATE: The Sheriff of Rutherford will be jailed until the date of his trial on February 7, 2017 after a domestic violence incident was reported to have occurred on Labor Day.
With Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold behind bars after having his bond revoked by a federal magistrate, who's in charge?
In light of the on-going legal issues surrounding Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, the vice-chair of the County Commission's Public Safety Committee says it's an embarrassment.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is in a Kentucky jail, being detained by the federal government after his bond was revoked. NewsChannel 5 is reporting the sheriff may be "strongly considering" resigning from office, if it would mean his release from jail before his federal trial next year.
Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas stable at $2.09 per gallon.
On the WGNS' Action Line, a listener asked Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland about placing a traffic signal at the intersection of the Old Lascassas Pike and Rutherford Boulevard.
Have you noticed more traffic jams? Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are stepping-up work on projects in an effort to complete them on-time. Here are his areas to avoid now through October 1st.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Cannon County man for the July murder of his brother.
Middle Tennessee State University welcomes prospective high school students and their families to visit the campus Saturday (9/24/2016), In addition to today, November 5th and March 17, 2017, are additional Saturdays for a tour.
The 2016-2017 MTSU academic year rolls along, more than 300 freshmen are much more prepared to succeed at university life after participating in the expanding MTSU Scholars Academy over the summer.
The "Puppy Plunge" Saturday morning at SportsCom's 'Boro Beach was a huge success. Several hundred well behaved canine romped and played together, while amusing an even larger assembly of humans.
While Sheriff Arnold is not directly talking about the federal charges that he is facing, he did publicly state to News Radio WGNS this week...
Autumn arrives this coming Thursday, and that's a warning bell for those involved in construction projects. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where congestion might pop-up now through September 24th.
When Oaklands Mansion and the plantation were in their prime, honoring the dead was dramatically different. Throughout the entire month of October, Oaklands Historic House Museum shows how mourning was carried out. The public is invited to come explore the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Avenue.
Many gas stations in the area are out of fuel and have bagged nozzles. Reports indicate that the Colonial Pipeline leak south of Birmingham has spilled as much as 8,000 barrels of gasoline.
Participation in team sports by youngsters can teach them life-lessons that will help them from now on. The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will sign-up for YOUTH BASKETBALL during the entire month of October.
A search warrant was obtained for the apartment and police found a box of shotgun shells that matched the spent 12 gauge shell casing found outside the apartment.
Gas prices declined for the 11th consecutive day Sunday; falling 4 cents in Florida, 6 cents in Georgia, and 5 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.84 per gallon.
A gentle breeze and temps around 78, residents and officials were a part of an on-going 9/11 healing as the fifteenth annual Patriot's Day Remembrance Ceremony took place in front of the steel beam that was once a part of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.
High winds, pelting rain and lightning whipped across the mid-state Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raider-Commodore game at Dudley Stadium was on hold an hour and forty-five minutes.
You can smell and feel the changing season, and you can see the increased push by construction crews to finish projects. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns road challenges to avoid now through September 17th.
Rutherford County is one of 59 Tennessee counties in which there is a quarantine for Emerald Ash Borers.
More than 200 of Middle Tennessee's finest musicians are bringing a joyful noise to the community Sunday, Sept. 18, with a special MTSU Presidential Concert featuring the final movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's immortal Ninth Symphony -- the "Ode to Joy."
A World War II veteran's memoir will be brought to life in storytelling and song during this coming Tuesday's performances (9/13/2016) at both 9:40 and 11:05 that morning in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
NewsRadio WGNS remembers 9-11 with this tribute to the men and women who gave their all on the day our homeland was attacked by terrorists.
UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the accident report for the fatal wreck that occurred on Monday, Labor Day in Murfreesboro (9/5/16).
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of road closures this Friday around the construction site of the Rutherford County Judicial Center. In addition, at that same time, the Murfreesboro Police along with Fire and Rescue are sponsoring a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9:00AM at the courthouse.
Americans paid the lowest gas prices for the Labor Day holiday weekend since 2004. In the 'Boro, the week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.88.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Ann Hoke & Associates Keller Williams for "PANEL BUILD". The goal is for the community to join together at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, September 17th, and assemble all exterior and interior walls for this Habitat House in five-hours.
Emergency responders arrived quickly at a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7:30 on Tuesday evening (9/6/2016) near Hasting's Bookstore.
Labor Day is the end of summer, and the start of a construction rush to end projects before winter arrives. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid now through September 10th.
This year's theme of the 2016 Old Timers Festival in La Vergne is "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes". This year's event will be on Saturday, September 17th.
There was a fatal accident near MTSU that occurred around 9:15 Labor Day morning (9/5/2016). The two-vehicle crash happened in the 2600 block East Main Street, that going away from town and several blocks past Rutherford Boulevard.
In preparation for seasonal changes, construction crews are ramping-up work on projects in order to meet deadlines. City Engineer Ram Balachandran shows areas to avoid today through September 3rd.
It's another exciting week of classes at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation asking for member feedback as they look into delivering more programs or services. One of the services they are studying is broadband Internet services.
Murfreesboro Soccer Club (MSC) hired three key persons. Tre Arhagba has been named Director of Goalkeeping; Matt Manning has been named Director of Recreational Soccer; and Jason Finley has been named U9-U12 Technical Director for MSC.
The air conditioning unit is out at the Linebaugh Public Library on South Church at Vine Street is closed today (Thursday, 8/25/2016).
The $17.6-million Bridge Over Broad project is entering a new phase. Entrance and exit ramps are being opened to handle traffic.
Every member of Tennessee's Congressional delegation has urged U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to work with Governor Bill Haslam and state officials to find a solution to a problem that threatens Tennessee with the loss of $60 million in urgently needed highway funds.
The fifth Annual Wine Around the Square is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night , September 17th. This event benefits Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation's Power of Pink and is slated for the historic uptown Murfreesboro area.
At 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon (8/25/2016) the Stones River National Battlefield was filled with historical speakers, cheering supporters, and birthday cake.
Gas prices are on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. 'Boro discounters hiked the price of regular gas 7-cents to start the week at $1.85.
MTSU's 15th University Convocation speaker made references to the bestselling book he co-authored and was read by more than 3,000 new freshmen and transfer students this year.
Charlie and Hazel Daniels will be honored by Middle Tennessee State University at 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning (8/23/2016) in a special unveiling ceremony on the second floor atrium of the Andrew Woodfin Miller, Sr. Education Building at 503 East Bell Street.
In a letter to Mayor Shane McFarland and members of the City Council, Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons calculated a theoretical monthly "bill" at $42.63 for a median home value of $169,600 in FY 2017.
As the Cripple Creek Cloggers prepare for its golden anniversary this coming June, 2017, Founder Steve Cates announced plans for a new season of teaching, practice and performance. He noted The Block Restaurant at 123 Southeast Broad Street graciously welcomed the local worldwide ambassadors starting with practice at 4:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, September 11th, Patriot's Day.
We've made the transition into a new school year, and we're starting to see an occasional hint of a seasonal change. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that as the weather gets more pleasant, road work will increase slightly due to ease for workers. That could create more road challenges for motorists now through August 27th at some job sites.
This is the weekend students return to the Blue Raider campus. One freshman noted that the mix of showers only add to an exciting day they will always remember and cherrish.
Rover, the City's public transportation system, recently surpassed a significant milestone--the 2 million mark in ridership. Rover officially began service in April 2007.
The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday (8/19/2016) at the new Ford of Murfreesboro facility at the corner of Broad and Northfield.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Wednesday afternoon ATV crash on Morgan Road in which 32-year old Amber Biggs was killed.
A sunny day with temps in the 80s, usually a great combination--but the beautiful day seems to be creating numerous accidents here in Rutherford County.
NewsRadio WGNS' Danny Page has been named to the Blue Raider Athletic Association's board of directors. He is in marketing and advertising with the radio station, and since March, 2008, Danny has coordinated the promotion of MTSU sports on WGNS.
A 36-year old La Vergne woman has passed away from injuries from a crash.
Oil prices rose $3 last week, pushing retail gas prices 3-4 cents higher in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week without increasing prices from the $1.77 per gallon mark of the previous week.
Construction of the new Rutherford County Judicial Building on North Maple is progressing well.
Effective September 4th, Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron takes on the role of being director of the Tennessee Valley Health Care System (TVHS).
Dr. Rhea Seddon and Robert "Hoot" Gibson shared their out-of-this-world experiences as astronauts with 1,000 people attending the 75th anniversary celebration of the Civil Air Patrol Friday (8/12/2016) at Nashville's Opryland Hotel.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office issued a SILVER ALERT for a man named Danny Pratt, a possible Alzheimer's patient. However, he has since been located.
The new Sprouts Farmers Market at 143 Wendlewood Drive is now open. This is just off Memorial and next to Adams Place.
Oaklands Historic House Museum at 900 N. Maney Avenue is hosting its second-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday evening, September 24th from 5:00 to 9:00.
Motorists across the nation are finding the lowest gas prices for this time of year since 2004. However, due to already low prices--here in the 'Boro this week began with a 2-cent per gallon increase. Many discounters started the week here with regular gas at $1.77 per gallon.
Monday (8/8/2016) is the first full day of school, and you're reminded to slow-down in school zones. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of other places to drive at "trickle speed" today through August 13th as well.
A man who was added to the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list earlier this week, James Bryan Miller, was taken into custody Saturday (8/6/2016) night after colliding with law enforcement vehicles.
Murphy Center was packed as 886 summer grads became Blue Raider alumni in the commencement program.
The musical "Rock of Ages" opens this coming Friday (8/12/2016) in Woodbury at the Cannon County Center for the Arts at 1424 John Bragg Highway. There are performances at 7:30 Friday and Saturday evenings, and 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon matinees though August 27th. The show is rated PG-13.
Light winds and temps in the 70s attracted a packed Murfreesboro square Friday night (8/5/2016) for the third Friday Night Live of the summer season. This event is sponsored by Main Street Murfreesboro on the first Friday night of each month through September.
Rutherford County is again participating in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, an opportunity for neighbors to meet with law enforcement officer and learn ways to reduce their chances of being victims of crime.
The Tennessee Housing Development Authority's Executive Director Ralph Perry had great news for Rutherford County in his talk Tuesday to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.
National Night Out Against Crime reached thousands of citizens across Rutherford County on Tuesday night.
Gas prices have fallen three cents since last weeks' Gas Price Brief, reaching today's average price of $2.14 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004. Here in the 'Boro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.75 per gallon.
Rutherford County has been awarded $120,786 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security. These funds will help to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county under Phase 33 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).
Just a few miles away, in neighboring Williamson County, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Human Trafficking Unit, working alongside local and federal partners, have arrested and charged a Nashville man accused of trafficking a 12-year-old from Texas for the purposes of commercial sex.
Storms and hot temps add to the frustration as construction projects create traffic challenges. City Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid potential trouble area in the 'Boro today through August 6th.
Almost 875 MTSU students are ready to accept their hard-earned degrees at the university's summer 2016 commencement ceremony, set for Saturday, Aug. 6th.
A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle around 3:00 o'clock Thursday (7/28/2016) afternoon. This occurred on the exit ramp coming off North Thompson Lane and going onto West College Street, beside New Vision Baptist Church.
Murfreesboro is in the midst of developing a land use plan for the area called "The Bottoms." Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland explains where that area sits today along Broad Street (17 sec)...
The Next Door's CEO Sallie Hussey spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club Tuesday, and gave shocking information about the rising number of addicted women.
MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel is named among the eight 2016 honorees for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee's Academy for Women of Achievement.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is partnering with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Wellness Council of Rutherford County, and others to host National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Gas prices are falling at a consistency not seen in nearly two years. Some discounters in the 'Boro started this week with regular gas at $1.79 per gallon.
If your high school student would benefit from smaller classes and more one on one teaching, Holloway High School might be the answer. This "non zoned" "for choice" Rutherford County School is hosting an open house Tuesday night at 6:00 o'clock.
This Saturday will be TOMMY SANFORD DAY. The public is encouraged to be at the Almaville Volunteer Fire Department, One Mile Lane, at 10:00AM for naming the road "Tommy Sanford Memorial Mile", honoring his 52-years of service to our community.
Now that it's "hot, hot, hot", tempers are following the mercury when construction creates roadway grid-lock. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns "hot spots" to avoid in the 'Boro now through July 30th.
The 2016 Jamboree at Oaklands Historic House Museum on Friday evening (7/22/2016) was filled with supporters, great food and toe tap'n music.
A milestone in the lives of thirty students was celebrated at 6:30PM Friday evening with the summer graduation of 30 students in a ceremony at Riverdale High School.
The public is invited to attend a Historic Bottoms Planning Study and visioning workshop in meeting rooms A and B at the Patterson Community Center from 5:00 until 8:00PM on Tuesday evening, August 9th.
Registration is open for the eighth annual 2016 Tennessee Business Tax Seminar Series to be held 8AM to 5PM on Thursday, July 28, at MTSU.
Greenhouse Ministries is excited to host one of the Murfreesboro National Night Out events on Aug. 2, from 4-7 p.m. The event will be held on Greenhouse Ministries' property at 309 S Spring Street.
Congratulations to retired Sergeant William Blake Boswell, who was presented the Bronze Star Medal 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (7/23/2016) at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza.
Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department has
Main Street's annual "The Summer Party" was held Friday night (7/22/2016) at "The Grove", across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro.
We have some new information in the investigation into the shooting death of a 58-year old Bentley Street man.
It's summertime, summertime and the heat, humidity and traffic jams around construction sometimes frazzle motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran eases nerves by warning what parts of the 'Boro to avoid between now and July 23rd.
One of 17 high school students attending the MTSU ACE Summer Camp, Dylan Akers obtains his love for building and design through DNA.
Reports indicate that in the last two years the number of students experiencing homelessness just in Rutherford County has grown from 817 in 2014 to over 1200 this year.
Have you driven down Murfreesboro streets and noticed small blue markers, and wondered if the city was about to widen roads or marking underground utilities, or what? In reality, the City of Murfreesboro is serving notice to residents that . . .
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Lanny Goodwin will retire. The longtime director will serve his last day with the parks on August 12, 2016.
Murfreesboro has been named by Southern Living magazine among the "South's Best College Towns."
Murfreesboro City Schools will host a new parent welcome event on Thursday, August 4th, from 2-5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Patterson Park Community Center. This welcome party is designed for parents of students new to MCS entering grades one through six.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies into the distribution of fake Percocet pills has resulted in the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.
Bloodhound Georgia used her sense of smell to safely locate a missing 83-year-old Cannon County man clinging to two small trees in a dense hilly area Friday off Doolittle Road.
Heat index over a hundred, construction jams, create flaring tempers! Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran to the rescue with a list of areas to avoid these challenges today through July 16th.
Friday evening brought the Cripple Creek Cloggers final performance in this tour of Alencon, France with a standing ovation in Mont St. Michele.
Fire service personnel from all over the state are in Murfreesboro Saturday through Tuesday (July 9-12, 2016) for the 48th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Conference at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
The free cooking classes offered at the Farmers Market this coming week offer some great opportunities for local patrons.
The only challenge for the 38th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days came around 8:30 Friday night when the storms rumbled through. Everything else, even World's Largest Square Dance, went well. Total attendance broke records--over 15,000!
It's not everyday that an 1866 historic home is opened to the public. "Big Holly" on North Maney Avenue. Gordon and Sara Bell opened the home in which over the past two-decades they have invested much hard work and love.
While the World's Largest Square Dance record was being broken on the Murfreesboro square, another group of local ambassadors, the Cripple Creek Cloggers, were bringing smiles in France.
Murfreesboro is about to get the largest auto dealership in the southeast. The new Ford of Murfreesboro officially opens in a week--on Friday, July 15th. It is located on Broad at Northfield.
It's unofficial now, but square dance organizer Gloria Christy says Uncle Dave broke the Guinness World Record for the "world's largest square dance" with 836 persons signed-in to dance. It all took place on the historic Murfreesboro square Thursday evening, July 7th.
Legal Aid Society has launched its Gilbert Family Fellowship--a program providing free civil legal services to children and young adults.
Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in Murfreesboro for 2016. This is on top of the significant growth seen last year.
The new week in the 'Boro began with many discounters below the two-dollar level at $1.99 for regular gas.
Officials in La Vergne have cancelled the live music and family activities before the fireworks display.
Murfreesboro officials were watching radar closely, and knew when they needed to start the fireworks display at McKnight Park.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers and founder Steve Cates are spreading Middle Tennessee goodwill in France. The local troupe are performing in festivals now through mid-July. NewsRadio WGNS is keeping the Heart of Tennessee connected with these local ambassadors.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released an Independence Day statement.
Non-profit Healthy Tennessee will provide a free health fair to Military Personnel as well as Smyrna-area residents on Saturday, July 23rd at Smyrna National Guard Base.
Disney's "The Little Mermaid" comes to the stages of the Arts Center of Cannon County (1424 John Bragg Highway; Woodbury, TN) July 8-22, 2016. Performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
It's now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores, and State Senator Bill Ketron, who sponsored the law, purchased the first bottle Friday morning at Publix on Franklin Road here in Murfreesboro.
A gentle breeze and temps in the lower 70s brought a record breaking crowd to Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly Friday Night Live on the east side of the Historic Courthouse. Mosaic Rhythm's versatile repertoire brought the largest number of dancers to the area in front of the stage.
Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center will present an acoustic concert with acclaimed Christian music artist, Matthew West, on Thursday, September 22, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
The words to Lee Greenwood's patriotic classic keep going through my head, "And I'm proud to be an American . . .". Here in Rutherford County there are numerous Independence Day celebrations and all are unique and special.
Read To Succeed continues its efforts to battle illiteracy. Making reading an enjoyable habit for all ages is a powerful tool to get residents to read books that can be discussed by the diverse population that makes-up Tennessee's fastest growing county.
Two-weeks after her 64th birthday, University of Tennessee legend Pat Summitt has died.
Less than two-weeks ago, the Cripple Creek Cloggers were hosting dance groups visiting International FolkFest here in Murfreesboro. On Thursday the tables turn and our local folk dance troupe begins a two-week tour of festivals in France.
Murfreesboro has lost another community leader. 67-year old David Wayne Kious, a local attorney, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, as a result of cancer.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union could could lower gas prices. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters began the week selling regular gas at $2.03 per gallon.
While the fatal three vehicle crash on South Church near Veterans Parkway was being handled by emergency responders, a car fire on exit 78 that leaves I-24 onto the Old Fort Parkway was unfolding.
Hot, hot summer days raise stress levels, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of 'Boro locations that might be potential traffic jam sites from today through July 2nd.
District Attorney Jennings Jones was elected to the Executive Committee of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference at its annual meeting. As District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District, General Jones serves Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Here's an update on the three-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday afternoon on South Church Street near Veterans Parkway (formerly Barfield Road). Garieon Simmons of Dechard, TN has been arrested on multiple charges in connection with the deadly incident.
Murfreesboro Young Professionals (MYP) will host the Inaugural Emerging Leader Award in conjunction with the group's annual Leadership Summit event on August 5, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
If you are concerned that this area is loosing much of its rural atmosphere, attend PARQ's meeting at 6:00PM on Thursday, July 28th, at 373 Old Woodbury Pike in Readyville, TN.
Competitors in the 40th Annual All-Women Air Race Classic will be landing at the Murfreesboro Airport this coming Thursday and Friday (June 23-24, 2016).
On Tuesday night, the Rutherford County Commission decided to hold off on approving addition deputies at the sheriffs office, until the legal turmoil surrounding Sheriff Robert Arnold has been resolved.
Gas prices may have hit their annual peak. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has declined for eight consecutive days. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters are offering regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.
Despite modern technology like the internet, cell phones, cable TV, e-mail--the infrastructure needed for today's forms of communication can be taken down in seconds by a tornado, ice storm, or other severe storm conditions. That's when ham radio operators save the day.
City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that as the temps get hot, hot, hot--traffic challenges become more worrisome. Here are potential trouble areas in the 'Boro through June 25th.
Tennessee consumers continue to be more upbeat about the economy as summer travel season begins, although job market concerns linger, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.
The Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has been selected as a recipient of multiple grants in a collaboration project that will help the undeserved community plan, purchase, prepare and provide nutritious meals more efficiently to their families.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church will be installing free smoke alarms.
With a record-breaking fundraising year, the United Way announced its plans to invest in 63 local services impacting the areas of education and youth success, health and financial stability.
A combination of Main Street Murfreesboro's Saturday Marketplace and the International FolkFest, brought record crowds to the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Saturday morning.
Local military hero Fayne Haynes passed away shortly after 8:00 o'clock Saturday (6/18/2016) evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was 94-years old, and was a decorated Army veteran, who fought in the famous Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner of war during World War II.
A large number of persons were in attendance for the groundbreaking at 10:00 o'clock Friday morning (6/17/2016) for the new Murfreesboro Police Department headquarters at 1004 North Highland Avenue.
You can meet the Titan's Marcus Mariota and help St. Thomas Health's Foundation to better serve this area's uninsured and under-insured residents.
Adams Place clears their first hurdle before the Murfreesboro City Council for a new memory care facility. NewsRadio WGNS' Dalton Barrett has the story...
Prices at the pump are moving lower, but face upward pressure due to increased oil prices. Some discounters in the 'Boro dropped regular gas 2-cents to open the week at $2.06 per gallon.
Hot time, summer in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where motorists might find it's getting gritty through June 18th.
Goodwill Job Solutions is hosting a hiring session from 9:00AM to noon this Tuesday.
The deadline to register for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' annual Community Celebration is June 13, 2016.
Motorists in Georgia and Tennessee saw gas prices increase last week, but not by nearly as much as those in Florida. Since last Sunday, state averages rose 1-cent in Georgia, 4 cents in Tennessee, and 10 cents in Florida. Here in the 'Boro, discounters began the week with regular at $2.09.
By a 5-to-2 vote, the Rutherford County Commission's Steering, Legislative and Government Committee voted to urge Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign.
The state legislature has changed the date for TENNESSEE'S SALE TAX FREE WEEKEND, but the value remains the same. Freedom from sales tax on certain items begins at midnight when Friday, July 29th, rolls in. It continues until the midnight hour late Sunday, July 31st.
Are you ready for some fun? Make plans to attend the JAMBOREE SUMMER PARTY in the park next to Oaklands Historic House Museum. Dress casual for this 6:30 to 9:30PM event on Friday night, July 22nd.
An Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) marker will be placed in the front lawn of historic Ransom School at 717 N. Academy Street at 2:00 o'clock next Sunday afternoon (6/12/2016).
Muhammad Ali, a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who became a cultural icon, died early Saturday morning at age 74 after a brief hospitalization.
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that the "Bridge Over Troubled Broad" is not the only motorist melee in the 'Boro. Here are areas you might wish to avoid today through June 11th.
Air show patrons were saying that the Great Tennessee Air Show should continue as a tribute to Marine Captain James "Jeff" Kuss, the Blue Angel who died Thursday in a tragic crash during practice runs.
A Saturday (6/4/2016) morning drizzle did not stop flag wavers from lining Sam Ridley Parkway to honor Blue Angel Marine Captain James "Jeff" Kuss who was killed last Thursday when his F/A-18 jet crashed.
Members of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor demonstration team visited MTSU on Friday. They will perform at The Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna this Saturday and Sunday.
The number of Rutherford County Commissioners who feel Sheriff Robert Arnold should resign is growing. Approximately 15 commissioners are looking into City Attorney Jim Cope beginning proceedings to remove the sheriff from office.
Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are now asking for Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign. WGNS spoke to Commissioners Robert Stevens, Jeff Phillips and Pettus Read (with audio).
Master guitarists of all ages will converge on MTSU once again this coming Thursday through Saturday, June 2nd through 4th. They are ready to perform in concert and teach in master classes at the 15th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival.
District 8 Rutherford County Commissioner Pettus Read is asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign. Read held a public meeting (this) Wednesday (6/1/2016) morning on the steps of the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
UPDATE with Audio: A maintenance worker discovered Mary Huhta's lifeless body when he went to the couple's condominium to notify her that her husband was in the hospital after a fall. It was then that the lifeless body of the 79-year old women was discovered in her bed.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a single-vehicle crash on I-24 near the Sam Ridley Parkway (mile marker 66) resulted in four deaths around 5:40 Saturday morning.
During the Memorial Day weekend that just ended, motorists found the lowest gas prices on Memorial Day in 11 years. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were selling regular petro for $2.04 per gallon.
The Volunteer State, with the support of state senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, will play a big role this summer in helping the volunteer civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force celebrate its 75th birthday.
Members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will visit MTSU this coming Friday (6/3/2016) in advance of this year's Great Tennessee Airshow June 4th and 5th at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport.
There's a party with a purpose at Murfreesboro's Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Road, from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Thursday (6/2/2016) evening. It's to help save the life of 39-year old Kevin Riddle of Rockvale. There is no charge to attend this party.
Citizens, those connected with local law enforcement and government employees are speaking out about the indictment charging Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
The extended Memorial Day weekend won't bring traffic jams due to roadwork, but Tuesday will begins the season for much construction. Here's his forecast through June 4th.
A new art show featuring the work of Kristina Lyle and Miranda Herrick will be opening in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda on June 7th and running through July 8th. It's made from recycled materials.
On this Memorial Day Weekend, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry "Max" Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to seven service members killed in action.
Over the years, we seem to have forgotten what Memorial Day is all about. It is for honoring those who have made the supreme sacrifice to safeguard us.
After the federal indictments were filed against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two others, several individuals and groups are seeking his resignation.
We're about two-weeks from the beginning of the International Folkfest. From Sunday, June 12th, through June 19th, musicians and dancers from Czech Republic, Germany and Puerto Rico will join Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers for public performances.
The BLACK TIE AFFAIR, a dinner and dance, in the James Union Building at MTSU is scheduled for 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, June 11th. The event is sponsored by the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, Inc., and the guest speaker is Dr. Learotha Williams, Jr.
One of Murfreesboro's First Ladies, Marilyn Hood, wife of former State Representative John Hood, passed away Wednesday afternoon.
One round from a gun went through a window and then lodged into a sofa, that according to a police report filed on Bridge Avenue in Murfreesboro.
Director of the local Tennessee Veterans Home Tyler Masden talked to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club about their upcoming 25th anniversary.
Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day - the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record. Prices were all over the board here in the 'Boro. The lowest was around $1.97.
An art show featuring the works of the late David LaDeaux is on exhibit in the Todd Art Gallery weekday from 8:00 each morning until 4:30 in the afternoons through June 3rd.
The Army Corps of Engineers is warning boaters and swimmers to be cautious of rocks as you use Percy Priest Lake. Due to low rainfall, the lake is now about 3-feet below the summer pool level.
Data just released from the U.S. Census shows that the Heart of Tennessee is now number thirteen of the fifteen fastest growing cities in the entire United States.
A passing motorist was the guardian angel for a sleeping family inside a burning home at 6051 Franklin Road. Around 5:30 Sunday morning (5/22/2016), the motorist pounded on the door and everyone safely escaped the inferno without injuries.
Rutherford County is now the third Tennessee county to have a confirmed Zika virus case. The City of Murfreesboro is increasing efforts to battle mosquitoes this spring by attacking larvae with a mosquito-attacking bacteria-based larvae known at Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).
"The Child Advocacy Center wants to thank everyone who supported the first annual CAC Prize Patrol," announced director Sharon De Boer. "The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce the 21 winners."
Murfreesboro lost a great friend and leader with the passing of Colonel Schley "Slick" Frazer. He was very active in the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro where he served as a direct, president in 1995-1996, and governor of district 6760 in 2006-2007.
We will allow you to pick out new carpet to be installed BEFORE you move in.
Those who enjoy eating at local family restaurants were saddened to hear that Mike and Debra Zelenak have closed the Maple Street Grill. They shared their over 35-years of culinary creations with the Heart of Tennessee for almost a decade.
Here's a shocker--government figures show that 45 per cent of the U.S. population now serve in "active military". General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club about a new program that's called JUSTICE FOR VETS. It helps veterans to transition from military ways to a normal life.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has resulted in the arrest of a Hermitage caregiver who is charged with murder.
A local Presbyterian minister will play the sax next Saturday night, May 21st, from 7:00 to 8:30PM at JoZoara's Coffee House. There is no cover charge to enjoy the creativity of Ernie Newsom.
The Rutherford County Farmers Market is again open for the new 2016 season. Janie Becker says local farmers sell their crops there every Tuesday and Friday morning between 7:00AM and noon. She notes, "Come early and get a better selection."
For its efforts to reduce distracted driving among teenagers, Central Magnet School has won a first place award and two cash prizes totaling more than $10,000.
Not too hot, just enough cool to make construction work more enjoyable. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists that this ingredient is creating traffic jams in expansion zones. He warns 'Boro motorists of some areas to avoid from today through May 21st.
Radio broadcasters from across Tennessee honored twelve persons this past Saturday night (5/14/2016) by inducting them into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. One was from Murfreesboro.
Family Staffing Solutions, a non-medical in-home personal care company, is celebrating Older Americans Month.
A front rumbled through Murfreesboro around lunchtime Thursday (5/12/2016). It downed trees and brought hail to the area around Manchester Highway and Buchanan Elementary School.
As the Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board prepares to hold a special joint public meeting Thursday to consider selling Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric, the mayor is closer to a personal decision.
We have new information on the investigation in to a serious crash on Northwest Broad, near Florence Road. The single vehicle crash happened Friday night around 7:30.
Motorists saw very little shift in prices at the pump last week as oil prices seemed to stabilize. Gas prices are hovering at their highest levels in more than six months, and the national average has remained above $2 per gallon for 46 consecutive days. Sunday prices averaged $2.21 both nationwide and in Florida, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.07 in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.96 per gallon.
The Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board will conduct a Special Joint Public Meeting at 5:00 o'clock this coming Thursday afternoon May 12th in the Council Chambers of the Murfreesboro City Hall.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais who represents Rutherford County told WGNS News that vultures continue to be a problem for farm owners in our community.
"Everyone keeps asking, 'When is the Duck Race?' We are not racing ducks this year. The ducks have retired! The Child Advocacy Center is giving away prizes without our feathered friends," announced CAC Prize Patrol Co-Chairperson Dara Payne. That will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 next to Belk Department Store in the Avenue of Murfreesboro.
Another case of phony money has been reported in Murfreesboro. This time around, the fake cash appeared at the McDonald's drive thru on Sunday.
"The Child Advocacy Center thanks the huge group of walkers who put on their tennis shoes and joined us for the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday (4/29/2016) afternoon," announced Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is once again participating in The Big Payback.
As the world observes the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, it's interesting to also note not everyone has been enamored of the bard.
The Rutherford County Schools' Instruction Department is hosting the annual Kindergarten Countdown meeting to help parents with the transition of their children going to kindergarten.
The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in MTSU's next Drug Take-Back Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 26), near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.
Two drivers and a passenger were hospitalized after two vehicles collided early Sunday morning in a "wrong way" crash on I-24.
The end of an era in Murfreesboro came to a close Saturday evening when the final "Blue Light Special" at K-Mart was announced at the Broad and Clark super-store.
The 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be held Saturday, October 8th.
This year's Days of Action, presented by Nissan, impacted the local community with 616 volunteers putting in 3,073 hours of service to complete 39 projects throughout Rutherford and Cannon counties.
If you want to learn about proper management of storm water to avoid unnecessary pollution and damage to water resources you'll want to attend Recycle Rutherford's annual meeting on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the Rutherford County Courthouse.
This coming weekend kicks off "Duck Season" in Murfreesboro with the Patrons Party on Saturday (4/15/2016) night and the black tie Ugly Duckling Ball in two weeks on Saturday, April 30.
Here's a question for you: how much social harmony can democracy tolerate? MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris has more...
The MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program's lunar rover team members used a new airless tire design and parts assembly to land a top-10 finish at this year's NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.
The story about the surveillance photos of a slender white male vandalizing and attempting to burglarize two Smyrna businesses has created much discussion as well as an arrest.
At 7:30 this Monday evening, you should be at MTSU's Wright Music Building for "Spring Stretto", a free public concert that features the Stones River Chamber Players.
Murfreesboro Police arrested a Siegel High School teacher on charges of solicitation of a minor for aggravated statutory rape. First year special education teacher Matthew Litton was booked on these charges at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
The Murfreesboro City Council held a brainstorming session from 5:00 to 6:30 Thursday night (4/7/2016) to talk about how the city's recent purchase of the square block on College Street between Church and Spring Streets could best be used. This is where First Methodist Church met.
Eulice E. Handy, the former DCS caseworker accused of unlawful sexual contact with a woman in Rutherford County, is expected to file a plea in court on April 27, 2016.
The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro heard from Bradley Academy Principal Jenny Ortiz on Tuesday (4/5/2016). She told how 48 students were able to join 5,800 other students at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta. The local youth performed fifteen-minutes of "Lion King, Jr." and were judged by professionals from New York. Bradley was the only elementary school in the nation to receive an award.
Americans paid the cheapest quarterly gas prices in twelve years during the first three months of 2016, according to AAA. Discounters started this week (4/4/2016) with regular gas for as low as $1.75 per gallon here in Murfreesboro.
How would you like to see the downtown square block used where First United Methodist Church once stood? A special workshop to gather ideas is set for the Murfreesboro City Council Chambers at 111 W. Vine Street from 5:00 to 6:30 on Thursday evening, April 7, 2016.
Tennessee consumers are more upbeat about the economy even as concerns linger about their future finances and current job prospects, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.
Blackman High School's library and rotunda buzzed with activity as 24 of the school's high achieving seniors showcased their research projects to the public as part of the inaugural class of the Blackman Collegiate Academy.
Approximately 75 Riverdale High School students and teachers had their heads shaved Friday (3/18/2016) for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
The Saturday Night Bash attracted a few hundred Murfreesboro Center for the Arts patrons to 100 East College Street, and discoed the night way under the twinkling mirrored ball. This was the theatre's seventh annual fundraiser. There was even an "Elvis sighting" where the theatre was packed with party goers wearing bell bottom trousers and fringed jackets.
The sixth annual Ebony & Ivory Gala drew a packed ballroom Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Latricia Randolph did a superb job as the mistress of ceremonies.She offered a mix of wit, praise, humility and an injection of music to get a point across.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will soon accept applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The application period is April 15th until May 6th. With that time being relatively brief, participants are encouraged to plan project details before the application period begins.
What's all that smoke in the air? Stones River National Battlefield's Chief of Operations Gib Backlund told NewsRadio WGNS that they continue the practice of prescribed fires.
United Way's Director of Community Impact Randy Allen spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday and shared how CharityTracker enables local non profits to identify individuals who might be getting the same support from several groups.
Another week of increases in prices at the pump. Throughout the past seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 7 cents in Florida, 12 cents nationwide, 14 cents in Georgia, and 16 cents in Tennessee.
Next year the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their Golden Anniversary. Founder Steve Cates encourages alumni to help create special activities.
If you saw a lot of police action at Walmart on Monday afternoon, officers were responding to a child abuse call.
We're just a few days from the official arrival of Spring, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reminds us "Construction Is In The Air" and that brings those stimulating feelings of being caught in grid-lock traffic and smelling exhaust fumes--now, that's the smell of Spring.
A fun event honoring Siegel High School football player Baylor Bramble, who was critically injured in a game against Warren County last season, will be held in Blackman High's gym from 9:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturday, April 16th. The Bramble Bash features a 5 on 5 basketball tournament along with a children's festival.
Murfreesboro Police are seeking help from the public regarding a strong-armed robbery that occurred Monday afternoon, February 22, 2016. Do you recognize the woman who is seen in the surveillance video?
Rutherford County lost an involved community leader, historian and caring citizen on Saturday (3/12/2016) when 81 year old Ernie Johns passed away.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland recognized city employee Jason Reed as the recipient of the "STARS Award" for March. Jason is a driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department.
Murfreesboro Police have been busy answering numerous calls.
Spring officially arrives Saturday, March 19th. Welcome the new season with a special event at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Parkway. The fun begins at 2:00 o'clock that afternoon with a program in the Wilderness Station.
La Vergne Police made dual drug raids on two Fisk Drive homes Thursday night.
Here in Rutherford County, the unemployment rate was the third lowest in the state at three-point-seven percent.
Nearly 7,000 new jobs were created across Tennessee by 20 foreign firms in 2015.
Officials with the Rutherford County School system report that a gun was found in a student's backpack Thursday.
Linebaugh Public Library at 105 W. Vine Street in downtown Murfreesboro is hosting a book signing featuring three local authors who are Advanced Honor English students at Central Magnet School. The event will take place From 4:00 to 7:00 Thursday evening, March 24th.
State Farm Insurance is an involved corporate citizen and another example was seen Thursday (3/10/2016) when insurance representatives visited Mitchell Neilson School and presented a check to Junior Achievement (JA) of Middle Tennessee.
The United States Attorney's office recognized two local residents for outstanding law enforcement work. Both were with the Murfreesboro Police Department when the case was broken
The La Vergne Police Department has found Ivor Gross who was wanted for failure to register with the sex offender registry.
The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Parks and Recreation Department are working together to increase awareness of park safety.
After matching scientific wits with hundreds of fellow students from the region, students from Central Magnet School of Murfreesboro and Brentwood captured the respective high school and middle school divisions at the 21st Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU.
Today Howard's Hope, in collaboration with the Middle Tennessee State University aquatics department, welcomed ten more graduates of its Flying Fish program.
Around 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (3/5/2016) Murfreesboro Police responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Medical Center Parkway, about 500-feet past the intersection of Thompson Lane.
As a precaution, Reeves Rogers School was placed on a brief lockdown. The FBI was notified and the Murfreesboro Police are assisting with the investigation.