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33rd annual performance of Handel's
33rd annual performance of Handel's "Messiah"

The MTSU Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society present their 33rd annual performance of Handel's "Messiah." at 7:30 Monday night at First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane.

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City-County Incurred $663K Expenses For Protest
City-County Incurred $663K Expenses For Protest

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County incurred over $663-thousand in debts for the October 28th protest on the historic square.

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"The Write before Christmas"

The Tribe of Scribes presents stories about Christmases past, winter memories, and traditions, old and new, at the Linebaugh Public Library at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 2nd.

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BEWARE: Turkeys  On Roadways This Week
BEWARE: Turkeys On Roadways This Week

It's Thanksgiving week, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns there may be a few turkeys on the roads. Here are places to be watchful now through November 25th.

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RCSO: Storms Ravage Area
RCSO: Storms Ravage Area

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that crews are helping in the Couchville Pike - Corinth Road area after early Saturday evening storms ravaged this community.

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Qualifyied Middle Tennessee State University prospective students must apply by Friday, December 1st, in order to be considered for guaranteed academic merit scholarships for qualifying students.

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ART STUDIO TOUR This Weekend!
ART STUDIO TOUR This Weekend!

The 24th Annual Art Studio Tour is at the 10 hottest studios in the area this coming Saturday and Sunday (November 18-19, 2017). Plus, this 10:00AM to 5:00PM event is sponsored by the Stones River Crafts Association and the admission is free.

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Veterans Tribute at VA Hospital CANCELLED!
Veterans Tribute at VA Hospital CANCELLED!

Saturday morning's Veterans Tribute and Parade at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center has been cancelled due to bad weather in the forecast.

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RCSO Finds Missing Man
RCSO Finds Missing Man

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office THANKS THE PUBLIC for helping locate a missing 90-year old man. He has been reunited with his family.

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Joe L. Russell, II Sentenced To 15-Months
Joe L. Russell, II Sentenced To 15-Months

On Thursday former Rutherford County Sheriff Chief Adminstrative Deputy Joe L. Russell, II was sentenced to 15-month on federal corruption charges.

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Greenhouse Ministries Received 650 Turkeys...30% Over Goal!
Greenhouse Ministries Received 650 Turkeys...30% Over Goal!

Residents here in the Heart of Tennessee donated around 650 frozen turkeys to Greenhouse Ministries, so that others can share Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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Guns N More in Smyrna Burglarized
Guns N More in Smyrna Burglarized

Smyrna Police are investigating an early Thursday (11/16/2017) morning burglary at Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway.

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85-Year Old Woman Raped and Robbed
85-Year Old Woman Raped and Robbed

An 85-year old woman in the Mitchell-Neilson area told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at gunpoint.

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Citizens Gather to Remember Child Abuse Victims
Citizens Gather to Remember Child Abuse Victims

The Child Advocacy Center invites the community to join them in paying tribute to child abuse victims and survivors this Wednesday, November 15th at 12:45 p.m. The event will be held at the center, located at 1040 Samsonite Blvd.

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Sylvan Park Restaurant Will Re-Open 6:30AM THURSDAY
Sylvan Park Restaurant Will Re-Open 6:30AM THURSDAY

Sylvan Park Restaurant is re-opening at 6:30 Thursday morning (11/16/2017), after a car slammed through the wall last week.

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Special Kids Awarded $75,000
Special Kids Awarded $75,000

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center has been selected as a Chick-fil-A® Foundation "True Inspiration Awards" winner.

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Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship
Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship

The League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has created the Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship for eligible students in the MTSU College of Liberal Arts.

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Gas Spikes, Plateaus Around $2.18
Gas Spikes, Plateaus Around $2.18

Gas prices plateaued over the weekend, after an unseasonable jump at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro a 10-cent increase unified most discounters to $2.18--within a penny of each other.

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Walk To End Alzheimer's: Truman Jones Honored
Walk To End Alzheimer's: Truman Jones Honored

It was a sunny and brisk Saturday morning, when the Walk To End Alzheimer's flodded into MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Truman Jones was presented the First Annual Melinda Vance Award.

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Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor
Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor

Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation's golden age. A flight on Experimental Aircraft Association's Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

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Veterans Day Tribute Was At 11AM Friday
Veterans Day Tribute Was At 11AM Friday

The annual Veterans Day Tribute was held on the Murfreesboro square at 11:00 o'clock Friday morning. Skies were sunny with a slight breeze, and temperatures were in the upper 40s.

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More news on this years successful Read To Succeed Spelling Bee
More news on this years successful Read To Succeed Spelling Bee

After 128 words in 10 rounds of tough competition, Murfreesboro Community Development Director John Callow claimed the title of 2017 Celebrity Bee Champion with the correct spelling of "slumgullion."

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SUV Leaving Carwash Goes Into Sylvan Park Restaurant
SUV Leaving Carwash Goes Into Sylvan Park Restaurant

A little before 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, an SUV was pulling out of the carwash and went through the side of Sylvan Park Restaurant. There were injuries.

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Ring Plumbing Joins Roscoe Brown, Inc.
Ring Plumbing Joins Roscoe Brown, Inc.

Roscoe Brown Inc., a 77-year old Murfreesboro-based home services company, announced that it has joined forces with Bart Ring of Ring Plumbing

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Wilkinson Pike Crash--Vehicle vs Tree
Wilkinson Pike Crash--Vehicle vs Tree

Murfreesboro Police answered a serious personal injury accident at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night on Wilkinson Pike near Van Cleve Lane.

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Homeless Burn Victim Flown To Vanderbilt
Homeless Burn Victim Flown To Vanderbilt

A homeless man was seriously burned at a campfire on Thursday night off Robert Rose Drive. He was flown to the Burn Center at Vanderbilt.

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John Callow Wins Read To Succeed's Spelling Bee
John Callow Wins Read To Succeed's Spelling Bee

Murfreesboro's Community Development Director John Callow won Read To Succeed's "2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee" with the word "slumgullion".

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Annual Veterans Day Tribute 11AM On Square
Annual Veterans Day Tribute 11AM On Square

The annual Veterans Day Tribute will be on the Historic Murfreesboro Town Square at 11:00 o'clock, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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New Fire Station, Extension of Northfield, and Tear-Down Room In The Inn
New Fire Station, Extension of Northfield, and Tear-Down Room In The Inn

More changes for Murfreesboro: (1) construction of a new fire station, (2) extend Northfield Boulevard, and (3) tear down the old Room In The Inn building.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Expanding
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Expanding

On Wednesday the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency gave St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital the green light to add more floors and increase the number of beds at the hospital. It also approved a surgical treatment center on the New Salem Highway.

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Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

United Way partners with the Child Advocacy Center to educate and reduce the public about child sexual abuse in the community.

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Do You Recognize These Women?
Do You Recognize These Women?

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying these persons of interest relating to a theft of over $1,000 at Walmart.

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Rutherford County Schools CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY
Rutherford County Schools CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY

BULLETIN: All Rutherford County Schools will be CLOSED TODAY... Just in

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Gas Prices Inch UP Slightly!
Gas Prices Inch UP Slightly!

Motorists may see higher gas prices this week, after oil and wholesale gasoline prices made solid gains last week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters opened the week with $2.07 per gallon regular gas.

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State Presents $100K Grant To Linebaugh Library
State Presents $100K Grant To Linebaugh Library

Secretary of State Tre Hargett toured Linebaugh Public Library's new Technology Engagement Center and presented Linebaugh Director Rita Shacklett a check for $100,000.

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2017 Locations for Candlelight Tour of Homes
2017 Locations for Candlelight Tour of Homes

Usher in the holiday season with the annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 4:00-8:00PM. in the Historic Murfreesboro District.

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Jim Tracy Named TN Rural Development Director
Jim Tracy Named TN Rural Development Director

State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy has been named state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Veterans Salute and MTSU 30 - UTEP 3
Veterans Salute and MTSU 30 - UTEP 3

Middle Tennessee State University's 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces events paid tribute to Gold Star Families Saturday (11/4/2017) in special ceremonies across campus. Plus, the night saw the Blue Raiders crush Texas El Paso 30 to 3.

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Female Vet Speaks at MTSU: Changed Female Practices In Military After Lawsuit
Female Vet Speaks at MTSU: Changed Female Practices In Military After Lawsuit

U.S. Air Force Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar will visit MTSU at 4:30 this coming Wednesday afternoon (11/8/2017) to speak on "You Can Be the Change". The public is encouraged to attend the free talk in lecture room 221 of the university's McWherter Learning Resources Center.

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Winners in COOKIN' TO BUILD!
Winners in COOKIN' TO BUILD!

Habitat for Humanity's COOKIN' TO BUILD around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Saturday was a huge success--both weather-wise and attendance. The winning food entries included . . .

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Lascassas Market Robbed At Gunpoint - Suspects Captured
Lascassas Market Robbed At Gunpoint - Suspects Captured

Two suspects were charged with aggravated robbery Thursday, both accused of holding up the Lascassas Market earlier in the day on Lascassas Highway...

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Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day
Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day

Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students entering 1st- 12th grades on November 7, 2017 from 7:45am-11:30am.

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Alzheimer's and the Memory Walk
Alzheimer's and the Memory Walk

Dimentia and Alzheimer's are diseases that strike fear. The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for MTSU on Saturday morning, November 11th.

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TOYS FOR TOTS Sign-Ups This Saturday
TOYS FOR TOTS Sign-Ups This Saturday

Parents who wish to participate in Toys for Tots must pre-register. Open registration is scheduled from 9:00 o'clock this Saturday morning until noon at the Destiny Center Church.

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Do You Know This Suspect, Call La Vergne PD
Do You Know This Suspect, Call La Vergne PD

The LaVergne Police Department needs help from the public in identifying a suspect seen a month ago on surveillance photos at Walmart in La Vergne.

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RCSO Asks If You Recognize This Man?
RCSO Asks If You Recognize This Man?

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect who attempted to pass counterfeit money.

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Congratulations Oakland High's Kaitlin Taylor
Congratulations Oakland High's Kaitlin Taylor

Oakland High School's Kaitlin Taylor placed 3rd at the National FFA Convention for the Agriscience Fair

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Mayor McFarland Promotes Green Space
Mayor McFarland Promotes Green Space

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland joined The Trust for Public Land in launching an historic "10-minute walk". All residents should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

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CPA Charles Arnold Accepts Position In Franklin
CPA Charles Arnold Accepts Position In Franklin

Charles Arnold, formerly with the Murfreesboro City Schools, has been named Associate Director for Finance and Administration with the Franklin Special School District.

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MTSU Basketball Thursday--Helping Puerto Rico
MTSU Basketball Thursday--Helping Puerto Rico

The Blue Raider's basketball season is about to open. With the men's team, they begin with an exhibition game at 7:30 Thursday night against Arkansas Fort Smith. Tip-off is at 7:30 in Murphy Center.

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Secretary of State To Present Grant On Monday
Secretary of State To Present Grant On Monday

Linebaugh Public Library's new Technology Engagement Center (TEC) has received a $100,000 construction grant that's distributed through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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Winners: Recycle Rutherford's Postcard Contest
Winners: Recycle Rutherford's Postcard Contest

Recycle Rutherford has announced the winners to its 2017 postcard contest. The theme was "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".

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Local Church Offers Class on How To Survive Shootings
Local Church Offers Class on How To Survive Shootings

After recent shootings at a nearby church, other congregations are becoming concerned. The danger obviously includes smaller gatherings, not just large groups.

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Murfreesboro Police Need YOUR HELP
Murfreesboro Police Need YOUR HELP

The Violent Crimes Unit of the Murfreesboro Police department has issued a BOLO for 35-year old Nicholas Matthew Lee.

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BLOOD DRIVE: Bleed Blue Beat WKU
BLOOD DRIVE: Bleed Blue Beat WKU

The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders face off against Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers for the seventh annual BLEED BLUE, BEAT WKU blood drive.

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Dr. Lindsay Keith Joins St. Thomas Rutherford
Dr. Lindsay Keith Joins St. Thomas Rutherford

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital welcomes Dr. Lindsay Keith, breast oncology surgeon, to its medical staff. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

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Trick or Treat SAFETY TIPS
Trick or Treat SAFETY TIPS

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids that allows them to dress up as their favorite characters and decorate for the holiday.

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Another Fish Kill at Gateway Island
Another Fish Kill at Gateway Island

A fish kill has occurred at the Gateway Island pond, just off Medical Center Parkway behind the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. A Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff member discovered the fish kill Sunday morning during his routine morning activities at Gateway Island.

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Charlie Daniels at MTSU This Thursday Noon-2PM
Charlie Daniels at MTSU This Thursday Noon-2PM

Legendary country music artist Charlie Daniels will be at MTSU's Phillips Bookstore from noon to 2:00 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. He will be signing his new book Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir.

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County Schools' STUDENT DRAMA PROGRAM
County Schools' STUDENT DRAMA PROGRAM

Later this week, Rutherford County Schools will spotlight its renowned student-drama programs through a free public performance.

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Exchange Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21 (6:30AM)
Exchange Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21 (6:30AM)

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro and the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro announce the 44th Annual One Nation Under God Annual Community Wide Prayer Breakfast at The Embassy Suites Murfreesboro on Tuesday November 21, 7:00 to 8:00 AM (buffet line opens at 6:30AM).

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Murfreesboro Is Conducting SPECIAL CENSUS!
Murfreesboro Is Conducting SPECIAL CENSUS!

The City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, is conducting a Special Census to certify its population growth. The first mailing was sent October 30th.

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Sunday Bomb Threat At O'Charley's Near Sam's
Sunday Bomb Threat At O'Charley's Near Sam's

Murfreesboro Police responded to a bomb threat Sunday at O'Charley's restaurant lon the Old Fort Parkway near Sam's.

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Friday Night Mood At MTSU: Calm, True Blue!
Friday Night Mood At MTSU: Calm, True Blue!

A quick update on the mood at Middle Tennessee State University. Safe and calm with a large police presence of officers from area universities and local authorities.

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Downtown Traffic
Downtown Traffic "Light to Moderate" 1-Hour Before Rally

About an hour before the rally permit begins (1:30-4:00PM) both vehicle and foot traffic in the "open" area approaching the square was light.

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PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed
PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed "One", Rally Groups Entered

As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.

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Crowd Flowing IN and OUT of Murfreesboro Square
Crowd Flowing IN and OUT of Murfreesboro Square

People continue to flow in an out of the Murfreesboro square at 3:30 Saturday (10/28/2017) afternoon.

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City of Murfreesboro releases extensive list of items not allowed at Saturday rally
City of Murfreesboro releases extensive list of items not allowed at Saturday rally

"For safety reasons, backpacks, purses and other bags will not be allowed into the rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro," said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen. Everyone will be searched prior to entering square...

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Oakland High Closed Friday: BOMB THREAT! ARREST MADE
Oakland High Closed Friday: BOMB THREAT! ARREST MADE

A student has been arrested at Oakland High School after an alleged bomb threat closed down the school for the day.

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Our Home Town--Lonely On A Friday Night
Our Home Town--Lonely On A Friday Night

The historic Murfreesboro square was closed to vehicle traffic Friday afternoon, but police allowed residents to visit downtown restaurants and walk around that evening.

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Some Buildings BOARDED-UP On Square
Some Buildings BOARDED-UP On Square

Some businesses that are located in historic buildings on the Murfreesboro square are boarding up to protect those structures from possible vandalism. Some are even hiring armed security.

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Some businesses boarding up for Saturday
Some businesses boarding up for Saturday

Mr. Ulrich Ankersoe owns the building where Maple Street Grill and later The Gavel once called home. Ankerson, who lives outside of the Rutherford County area, made the trip to his building to prepare for the Saturday rally in fear that the front windows would be broken.

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 ACLU of Tennessee Makes Statement on Murfreesboro and Shelbyville Rallies
ACLU of Tennessee Makes Statement on Murfreesboro and Shelbyville Rallies

In response to white supremacist rallies planned for this coming Saturday in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee issued the following statement:

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Smyrna Apartment Fire on Thursday afternoon
Smyrna Apartment Fire on Thursday afternoon

A fire broke out in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive.

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MTSU Announces Saturday Cancellations on their campus due to Murfreesboro rally
MTSU Announces Saturday Cancellations on their campus due to Murfreesboro rally

More cancellations are being reported as a result of a rally to take place on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon.

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GENERATION UPDATE: Fats Dominio Dead at 89
GENERATION UPDATE: Fats Dominio Dead at 89

GENERATION UPDATE: 89-year old Fats Domino died in New Orleans on Wednesday (10/25/2017).

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Kroger's
Kroger's "The Little Clinic" Alliance With St. Thomas

Saint Thomas Health announces a clinically integrated alliance with The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., to offer extended patient access to healthcare throughout Middle Tennessee.

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Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally
Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally

Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.

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Student Arrested at Oakland High School
Student Arrested at Oakland High School

Rutherford County School Communications Coordinator James Evans reports that an Oakland High School student was expelled Wednesday (10/25/2017) morning when officials discovered weapons.

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Parks and Rec announce closing of Cannonsburgh Saturday - Day of rally
Parks and Rec announce closing of Cannonsburgh Saturday - Day of rally

Another cancellation has been announced due to the so called "White Lives Matter" rally on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday. WGNS' Bart Walker spoke to the Parks and Recreation Department about Saturday cancellations...

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Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Regarding Saturday Rally
Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Regarding Saturday Rally

The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will partner with federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies to ensure the constitutional rights and safety of citizens at an event, Saturday, October 28 in downtown Murfreesboro.

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Missing Murfreesboro Resident Located
Missing Murfreesboro Resident Located

A SILVER ALERT was issued for 83 Year old Benny Kirby, who was reported missing Wednesday night. Murfreesboro Police found him at WalMart and took him safely home.

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New Red Cross Director Focusing On Volunteers
New Red Cross Director Focusing On Volunteers

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Kathy Ferrell as its new executive director.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Improving Eco System
Murfreesboro Rotary Improving Eco System

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club has donated $2,000 to purchase approximately 150 trees and shrubs that will be planted along Lytle Creek, in an area near Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.

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Smyrna Airport--
Smyrna Airport--"An Economic Engine"

Although not a part of its immediate goals, Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport Executive Director John Black said commercial flights could definitely be a part of its future.

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White Lives Matter Rally could cause major disruption on Murfreesboro Square Saturday
White Lives Matter Rally could cause major disruption on Murfreesboro Square Saturday

The rally that will take place on the Murfreesboro square this coming Saturday is gaining more and more attention of law enforcement and local leaders.

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Travel The World With CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS!
Travel The World With CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS!

Would you like to travel to exotic places in 2018 and get a real feel for those places? Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder and Director Steve Cates said the local group offers free training at 4:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon. This will be at the Smyrna Senior Citizens, 100 Raikes Street.

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Gas Prices Still 13-Cents HIGHER Than Pre-Harvey
Gas Prices Still 13-Cents HIGHER Than Pre-Harvey

Despite the recent downward trend, the state average remains 13 cents higher than pre-Hurricane Harvey levels. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.11 per gallon, and several were $2.15.

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Landfill Issues Covered Tonight 7PM
Landfill Issues Covered Tonight 7PM

How much time do we have before the Middle Point Landfill is full? Find out at 7:00 tonight (Monday, 10/30/2017) at the Recycle Rutherford meeting at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.

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HARVEST DAYS Cancelled This Saturday!
HARVEST DAYS Cancelled This Saturday!

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled HARVEST DAYS that was scheduled for this coming Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.

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SILVER ALERT: Have You Seen David Waldron?
SILVER ALERT: Have You Seen David Waldron?

Murfreesboro Police have issued a SILVER ALERT on a 55-year old white male who is an insulin dependent diabetic and diagnosed schizophrenic.

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New 100' Aerial Fire Unit and Old Steam Engine Unveiled
New 100' Aerial Fire Unit and Old Steam Engine Unveiled

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will be at Oaklands Mansion at 2:00 o'clock this Wednesday, afternoon (10/25/2017) to unveiling a restored steam fire engine along with a brand new 100-foot aerial apparatus.

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Murfreesboro Unites
Murfreesboro Unites

In an effort to insure peace when outside groups protest in Murfreesboro on Saturday (10/28/2017), in a voice of unity--many businesses in the downtown district are closing that day to show outsiders there is no desire to encourage hate. Other plans are in place to maintain peace.

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MPD Violent Crimes Unit: Missing Person Alert
MPD Violent Crimes Unit: Missing Person Alert

Murfreesboro Police are trying to locate 37-year old Larry Dale Rogers, Jr., who was last seen Thursday at 1303 Bond Court.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorist of potential trouble spots to avoid today through October 28th.

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Demos' Family Restaurants Encourage Prayer
Demos' Family Restaurants Encourage Prayer

One family business is encouraging directed conversation on October 28th.

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Unique Truckload Grocery Sale - You walk inside the refrigerated trucks
Unique Truckload Grocery Sale - You walk inside the refrigerated trucks

It is a unique local tradition that a locally owned grocery store has done for years that includes two tractor trailer trucks...

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Recycle Rutherford Meeting 7PM This Monday
Recycle Rutherford Meeting 7PM This Monday

How much time do we have before the Middle Point Landfill is full? This vital information will be covered at the fall gathering of Recycle Rutherford at 7:00 o'clock Monday evening. The public is encouraged to be at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.

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7 More Charged In Federal Food Fraud Indictment
7 More Charged In Federal Food Fraud Indictment

Two of the seven person indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury were Murfreesboro residents.

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Wings of Freedom raised big money this year - Money will soon be dispersed to non-profits
Wings of Freedom raised big money this year - Money will soon be dispersed to non-profits

The 15th annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry that is organized each year by the Smyrna Rotary Club was a true success. The board is currently looking at grant applications after raising...

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'Boro Gas Prices Start Week At $2.20
'Boro Gas Prices Start Week At $2.20

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.31 per gallon on Sunday, after dropping 8 cents during the past week. The biggest weekly discounts were seen in Cleveland (-12 cents), Johnson City (-12 cents), and Chattanooga (-10 cents). Here in the 'Boro, prices remained relatively stable with one discounter starting the week at $2.20 per gallon.

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9 Rutherford Countians Honored by Governor
9 Rutherford Countians Honored by Governor

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions, 9 are from Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro City Schools' READ20
Murfreesboro City Schools' READ20

The Murfreesboro City Schools have started a reading initiative called READ20. It encourages parents to read to their children 20-minutes every day.

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Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night
Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night

The Rutherford County Historical Society had a spirit filled gathering Monday evening in the County Archives Building on Rice Street. Stones River Paranormal presented findings from local investigations.

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MTSU College of Liberal Arts helps students 'Explore, Engage, Enrich, Earn'
MTSU College of Liberal Arts helps students 'Explore, Engage, Enrich, Earn'

MTSU's College of Liberal Arts is making a visible push to spread the message about the tremendous upside of students getting a liberal arts education.

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Happy 2nd Birthday BORO ART CRAWL!
Happy 2nd Birthday BORO ART CRAWL!

The Boro Art Crawl celebrated its second anniversary Friday night as its largest turnout shopped, strolled, enjoyed delicious treats and enjoyed 70-degree temps.

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11th Annual
11th Annual "The Middle Half" Tremendous!

Temps were in the low 70s when the 11th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive Saturday morning. Almost 3,000 athletes lined-up next to the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

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'Boro Traffic
'Boro Traffic "Hot Spots" Through October 21st

Construction crews are working to complete work before cold weather hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential trouble spots in the 'Boro for today through October 21st.

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BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU Nov. 13-15; 10AM-6PM
BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU Nov. 13-15; 10AM-6PM

You'll have a chance to put your veins where your cheers are and prove that you really do BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU. The seventh annual blood drive takes place 10:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 13-15, 2017) at the Campus Recreation Center.

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'Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday Night
'Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday Night

The October Boro Art Crawl celebrates it's second birthday from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Friday evening.

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NAACP Election Process Changes
NAACP Election Process Changes

At 7:00 o'clock Thursday (10/12/2017) evening, the Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to be at Historic Bradley Academy to learn about new election procedures that go into effect next year as well as learning about candidates.

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Gas Prices Slide Other Places, But Not 'Boro!
Gas Prices Slide Other Places, But Not 'Boro!

Tennessee gas prices have been on a steep slide for the last three weeks and should drift even lower this week. Murfreesboro discounters did not get the word, as prices rose slightly here.

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Ram Knows, and Ram Tells!
Ram Knows, and Ram Tells!

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran surveys reports from construction crews and suggests areas motorist may wish to avoid today through October 14th.

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Eliminate Library Fines, Donate Canned Food!
Eliminate Library Fines, Donate Canned Food!

If overdue fines are keeping you from using the Linebaugh Public Library, this is your lucky day! Starting October 15th through the 21st, pay your fines with donations of canned food.

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Go Murfreesboro--You're The Best!
Go Murfreesboro--You're The Best!

We're not the only ones who feel that Murfreesboro is a great place. WaletHub lists "The Heart of Tennessee" as the 6th Fastest Growing Mid-Size City in America!

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Gas Drops 20-cents In 'Boro
Gas Drops 20-cents In 'Boro

AAA reports that Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.47 on Sunday. In Murfreesboro the week opened with some discounters dropping 20-cents to $2.29 per gallon.

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BULLETIN: Death in Las Vegas at Concert
BULLETIN: Death in Las Vegas at Concert

Las Vegas Police have closed a section of the strip as an early morning shooter takes shots from a "high point". CBS reports 50 killed and over 400 wounded / injured as shooter unloads on a music festival.

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Plaque Placed On New County Parking Garage
Plaque Placed On New County Parking Garage

Last Friday a special historical marker was placed on the new Rutherford County parking garage built to accommodate the Judicial Center. County Historian Greg Tucker noted this was to document the historical significance that piece of land has had on Murfreesboro.

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Rev. Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. Honored by Lilly Endowment
Rev. Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. Honored by Lilly Endowment

Murfreesboro First Presbyterian's pastor, Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr., is one of only two Tennessee ministers to receive a "sabbath time" grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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REMINDER: WGNS will be
REMINDER: WGNS will be "LIVE" on Saturday from 12:30 to 4PM at Absolute Wireless

JOIN WGNS on Saturday (9/30/17) from 12:30 to 4PM at Sprint by Absolute Wireless for free phones, free food, fun games and more!

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Murfreesboro Men
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Murfreesboro Men

A federal grand jury in Nashville returned an indictment charging two Murfreesboro men, Charles Dwight Stout, III, 19, and Thomas Avery Gibbs, 18, with conspiring to commit a civil rights violation and committing a civil rights violation through damaging and defacing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

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Smyrna Police Need Your Help!
Smyrna Police Need Your Help!

Smyrna Police need your help in locating Logan Wallace, a suspect in the burglary of True Vine Baptist Church at 530 Carter Court.

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Shelby Bottom Duo 4:30PM Wednesday at MTSU
Shelby Bottom Duo 4:30PM Wednesday at MTSU

MTSU will ring with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement at 4:30 this Wednesday afternoon in the State Farm Lecture Hall in MTSU's Business and Aerospace Building.

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UPDATE: Red Cross Hurricans-Earthquake Relief
UPDATE: Red Cross Hurricans-Earthquake Relief

Here is an update from the American Red Cross on Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, and Mexico Earthquake

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WARNING: Avoid Haynes Drive All Weekend
WARNING: Avoid Haynes Drive All Weekend

Avoid a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal and repaving of a deteriorated "failing section" of street surface.

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Ram's Areas To Avoid Traffic Jams
Ram's Areas To Avoid Traffic Jams

A taste of fall is gearing crews up to finish jobs before winter hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through October 7th.

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Rotary Club Giving Dictionaries To All Third Grade Students
Rotary Club Giving Dictionaries To All Third Grade Students

Local Rotary Clubs are giving dictionaries to all third grade students in the area. This is an annual project that improves literacy and encourages youngsters to develop better communication skills.

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Governor and Crissy Haslam, Peyton Manning Raise $ For Alzheimer's
Governor and Crissy Haslam, Peyton Manning Raise $ For Alzheimer's

Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam partnered with Peyton Manning to raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation for its fight to reduce Alzheimer's disease.

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UPDATE: Wife murderer Jacob Pearman gets struck down for new appeal request
UPDATE: Wife murderer Jacob Pearman gets struck down for new appeal request

UPDATE: Pearman will remain behind bars for life. However, he will be eligible for parole at age 90 in year 2073.

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MTSU Welcomes
MTSU Welcomes " Oral History Association"

One of the nation's most prestigious and respected groups of historians will be housed at MTSU for at least for the next five years.

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Another Major Music Festival In The 'Boro
Another Major Music Festival In The 'Boro

The Acorn Festival is a new major event in the 'Boro that will showcase indie rock, folk and Americana genres of music. The venue is the natural amphatheatre at Oaklands Park, beside the mansion.

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1st Shot FALL BREAK CAMP Starts Monday!
1st Shot FALL BREAK CAMP Starts Monday!

Next week is fall break, and Basketball Coach Andy Herzer invites area youth, ages 8 to 13, to be a part of the 1st Shot Fall Break Camp.

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Gas Prices Nationally On
Gas Prices Nationally On "Steep Slide"--Not Here Yet.

Gas prices are on a steep slide after reaching 3-year highs due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. However, that has not happened in the 'Boro.

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1 Dead, 7 Iinjured at Church Shooting
1 Dead, 7 Iinjured at Church Shooting

Just barely over the Rutherford County line in Davidson County, a Smyrna woman was killed at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road and six were injured when a Murfreesboro reisdent went on a shooting spree.

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2 Teens Flown From Saturday Night Compton Rd. Crash
2 Teens Flown From Saturday Night Compton Rd. Crash

A crash on Compton Road at Emery Road Saturday night (9/23/2017) saw to teens taken by LifeFlight helicopter to the Vanderbilt Trauma Center.

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MISSING PERSON FOUND
MISSING PERSON FOUND

As a follow-up to the Saturday (9/23/2017) afternoon missing person alert from the Murfreesboro Police Department, 23-year old Abigail Siemiatkaska has been located.

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Missing Woman Endangered--She Has Since Been Located
Missing Woman Endangered--She Has Since Been Located

Since her disappearance, she has been located. The Sheriff's Office sent out the following statement:

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Who Is This Man? Call La Vergne Police.
Who Is This Man? Call La Vergne Police.

La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect. Phone 615-287-8667 or 615-287-8747.

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Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast
Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast

We are now officially in the fall season, and construction sites are putting the hammer to the metal in order to be on schedule before winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jam areas to avoid between today and September 30th.

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Are You Ready? The Center for the Arts is!
Are You Ready? The Center for the Arts is!

Get ready for two strange October encounters at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, 110 West College Street.

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Congestion HOT SPOTS
Congestion HOT SPOTS

As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.

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Answers To Your Questions For Mayor McFarland
Answers To Your Questions For Mayor McFarland

Each month when Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on WGNS, he receives a steady stream of phonecalls from area residents. Here are his September responses.

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Fun at Kittrell School Reunion
Fun at Kittrell School Reunion

This past weekend, the Kittrell School Reunion was held at Kittrell Elementary School,

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Linebaugh Cardholders Can Download TV Show, e-books and more!
Linebaugh Cardholders Can Download TV Show, e-books and more!

Linebaugh Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.

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SILVER ALERT CANCELLED--Woman Found!
SILVER ALERT CANCELLED--Woman Found!

The La Vergne Police Department cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 75-year old Esther McDaniels. She was found in Clarksville.

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'Boro Gas Still High, But Southeast Supplies UP
'Boro Gas Still High, But Southeast Supplies UP

A steady stream of ships delivering gasoline to Florida's ports are helping to normalize supply levels in the southeastern U.S. Prices have dropped a few center, but they're still almost 60-center higher than prior to the hurricanes.

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FirstBank New Salem Highway Robbed Monday
FirstBank New Salem Highway Robbed Monday

Shortly before lunchtime Monday morning, a white male entered FirstBank on the New Salem Highway and demanded money.

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Use Kiosk To Renew License Plates In 1-Minute!
Use Kiosk To Renew License Plates In 1-Minute!

Thanks to an automated kiosk, long-lines to renew your license plates are becoming a thing of the past.

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Lightning Arestor Caused MED's Power Outage
Lightning Arestor Caused MED's Power Outage

Murfreesboro Electric customers along Broad and South Church Streets--including industrial areas off Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Park Avenue were without power for almost an hour Monday afternoon.

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Ram's Road Warning Through September 23rd
Ram's Road Warning Through September 23rd

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to be alert today through September 23rd.

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16th Judicial District Circuit Court Vacancy
16th Judicial District Circuit Court Vacancy

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission submitted three names to Governor Haslam for consideration to fill the vacancy created when Circuit Court Judge Keith Siskin passed away.

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2017 Technology Solutions Award
2017 Technology Solutions Award

The City of Murfreesboro has received the 2017 Technology Solutions Award from the Public Technology Institute for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program.

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Volunteers Needed For Habitat's
Volunteers Needed For Habitat's "Panel Build"

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to build wall panels in one week at the Grove at Williamson Place. Starting at 9:00 o'clock next Saturday morning (9/23/2017), the "Build It Forward" kicks-off.

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Sign-Up NOW for Women's Conference
Sign-Up NOW for Women's Conference

Dale Smith Thomas is keynote speaker at the Chamber's October 19th WOMEN'S CONFERENCE at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

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Irma Forced Greenhouse's
Irma Forced Greenhouse's "Game Day" Inside, But Dream Grew Larger.

With Monday afternoon weather calling for wind and rain flowing through the 'Boro as a result of Hurricane Irma, Greenhouse Ministries decided it would be wise to forego Game Day 2017 being in a tent and find an inside location.

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AAA: Gas Prices Continue UP!
AAA: Gas Prices Continue UP!

Remnants of Harvey expected to drive gas prices through the month.

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A Moving 9/11 Memorial at Sheriffs Office
A Moving 9/11 Memorial at Sheriffs Office

Members of our community gathered around the 9/11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at noon on Monday to honor emergency responders, military and civilians who made the supreme sacrifice.

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Reports of Feeling
Reports of Feeling "Earth Move" in East 'Boro

Rutherford County Fire Chief Larry Farley told WGNS, "Firefighters responded to the area of Jakes Avenue and Flat Rock Road. We had conflicting reports from an explosion to a house blew up and was fully engulfed in flames. After searching and questioning several people nothing was found..."

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Saturday's HEART WALK Was Huge Success!
Saturday's HEART WALK Was Huge Success!

Saturday morning brought sunny skies with temps in the low 60s, perfect for the annual HEART WALK on the campus of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Over 1,000 walkers help to exceed the goal.

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Ram's Road Challenges
Ram's Road Challenges

Absolutely gorgeous fall temps mixed with periods of heavy rain makes a formula for "traffic challenges". Here are Ram Balachandran's "warning spots" from now through September 16th in the 'Boro.

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BACK TO SCHOOL DASH September 16th
BACK TO SCHOOL DASH September 16th

The annual 2017 Murfreesboro City School Foundation's Back to School Dash at Overall Creek Elementary School will be at 7:00 o'clock next Saturday morning.

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ATTENTION: Middle and High School GIRLS
ATTENTION: Middle and High School GIRLS

On-line registration will end Friday, Sept. 29, for the 21st annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls need to act quickly to secure their place.

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RCSO 9/11 Tribute at Noon Monday
RCSO 9/11 Tribute at Noon Monday

Monday is Patriot's Day and the public is encouraged to be at the Sheriffs Office at noon for a tribute to those who died in this terrorist attack on America.

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Citizen Fires At Robbery Suspects
Citizen Fires At Robbery Suspects

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shooting outside Victoria Secret in The Avenue of Murfreesboro. It occurred around 11:30 Saturday morning.

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Another Great Smyrna WOF Fish Fry!
Another Great Smyrna WOF Fish Fry!

The perfect weekend weather made the 15th ANNUAL WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY a huge success.

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4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon
4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon

A four vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad and Vine in downtown Murfreesboro around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon created a gridlock traffic situation.

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'Boro Gas Prices UP 50-cents!
'Boro Gas Prices UP 50-cents!

It's been a longtime since the majority Murfreesboro discounters had gas prices that not only were almost identical ($2.59), but were above Nashville's and the states' average price per gallon. The week started with most local discounters offering petro for $2.59, a 50-cent increase.

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Center for the Arts introduced 2018 Season to packed house!
Center for the Arts introduced 2018 Season to packed house!

The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts dramatically introduced its 2018 season to a packed house on Saturday night.

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Ram's Labor Day Jams
Ram's Labor Day Jams

Many construction projects in this area are nearing their deadlines, so crews are ramping-up the work. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jams now through September 9th.

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White Oak Craft Fair
White Oak Craft Fair

The 28th annual White Oak Craft Fair at the Arts Center of Cannon County September 9th and 10th.

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SAVE Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 for Cookin' To Build
SAVE Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 for Cookin' To Build

Rutherford County's Habitat for Humanity is preparing for the 10th Annual Cookin' To Build that will be around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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RAIN Cancels
RAIN Cancels "Friday Night Live" TONIGHT (9/1/17)

Rain from Hurricane Harvey forces cancellation tonight (9/1/17) of Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - Makeup date is not yet confirmed.

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Local 19-Year Old Turns Himself In: Mosque Vandalism
Local 19-Year Old Turns Himself In: Mosque Vandalism

19-year old Charles Dwight Stout, III of Murfreesboro was indicted Wednesday (8/30/2017) by a federal grand jury and charged with obstruction of justice. The charge relates to the ongoing investigation into the vandalism of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on July 10, 2017.

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SRO Jimmy Sanford Arrested Monday
SRO Jimmy Sanford Arrested Monday

School Resource Officer Jimmy Sanford was arrested on charges of assault, perjury, filing a false report on Monday at Smyrna West Alternative School. He was terminated. UPDATED with Mugshot

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Blessings and Ribbon Cutting at VILLAGES OF MURFREESBORO
Blessings and Ribbon Cutting at VILLAGES OF MURFREESBORO

Murfreesboro's newest senior living community opened with a packed house Thursday evening. The Villages of Murfreesboro at 2250 Willow Oak Trail held a blessing of the building, ribbon cutting...

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Solid Waste Driver RALPH KING Honored!
Solid Waste Driver RALPH KING Honored!

Ralph King, a Driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, has been named STARS award recipient for August 2017.

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Murfreesboro City Council: Jones Blvd. and Cherry Ln.
Murfreesboro City Council: Jones Blvd. and Cherry Ln.

The Murfreesboro City Council has approved appraisal services for Jones Boulevard improvements and geotechnical exploration services for the Cherry Lane Phase 2 Extension.

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Two Murfreesboro Police Motorcycle Officers Collide with One Another Tuesday
Two Murfreesboro Police Motorcycle Officers Collide with One Another Tuesday

Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning two Murfreesboro motorcycle officers were enroute to an injury accident when something went wrong and they collided at the intersection of Northwest Broad Street and Hamilton Drive.

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Murfreesboro Police SUSPEND MOTORCYCLE Program
Murfreesboro Police SUSPEND MOTORCYCLE Program

After Tuesday morning's minor injury crash involving two officers, the Murfreesboro Police Department has suspended the use of motorcycles until an evaluation of the program is completed.

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Hurricane Harvey Jumps Gas 10-Cents In 'Boro
Hurricane Harvey Jumps Gas 10-Cents In 'Boro

The gasoline market opened with a bang on Sunday night. With Hurricane Harvey cutting our Texas fuel supply, discounters in the 'Boro jumped a dime to $2.09 per gallon.

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Carlton Reunion/Rockvale History THIS Saturday
Carlton Reunion/Rockvale History THIS Saturday

Carlton family reunion, Rockvale Store and Rockvale Historical Society this coming Saturday at the Eagleville Community Center.

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Tourists Bring $331.89-Million To Rutherford County
Tourists Bring $331.89-Million To Rutherford County

Tourism in Rutherford County continues to grow at an impressive rate.

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MFRD Responds To Townhouse Fire Monday Night
MFRD Responds To Townhouse Fire Monday Night

Just after 5:30 Monday night, Murfreesboro firefighters responded to a blaze at the Aspen Heights Apartments on Old Castle Drive.

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MTSU Foundation Honors Faculty
MTSU Foundation Honors Faculty

Another welcome tradition at the Middle Tennessee State University's Fall Faculty Meeting is the annual presentation of the MTSU Foundation Awards.

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MTSU Welcomes New Students
MTSU Welcomes New Students

With dozens of on and off-campus volunteers assisting them, thousands of new and returning MTSU students moved in to campus Friday (Aug. 25th).

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Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park
Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park

We have another update on the Murfreesboro Greenway as the next phase of construction begins...

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Jobs Are Plentiful...Rutherford County #2
Jobs Are Plentiful...Rutherford County #2

Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest number of workers who don't have jobs in Tennessee.

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Rutherford Society Kick-Off Thursday Night
Rutherford Society Kick-Off Thursday Night

The kickoff for the "2018 Rutherford Society Gala" was held Thursday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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7 Attorneys Being Considered For Circuit Ct. Judgeship
7 Attorneys Being Considered For Circuit Ct. Judgeship

The Tennessee Trial Court Vacancy Commission will meet in Murfreesboro to interview 7 candidates who wish to be considered for the vacancy created with the death of Judge Keith Siskin.

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Solar Energy not cost saving in Murfreesboro, TN
Solar Energy not cost saving in Murfreesboro, TN

Solar energy is a great resource for power, but not necessarily the best in Rutherford County. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains...

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Insight Counseling Helps Many In Mid-State
Insight Counseling Helps Many In Mid-State

The Insight Counseling Center's annual luncheon was held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church.

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UPDATE: Benjamin Brenton-Munoz Killed In Crash
UPDATE: Benjamin Brenton-Munoz Killed In Crash

37-year old Benjamin Brenton-Munoz of 1130 Stratus Drive here in Murfreesboro was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle crash early last Saturday morning on Southeast Broad Street.

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The Rest of the Story Behind County's High School Coordinator
The Rest of the Story Behind County's High School Coordinator

In her new role as high school coordinator for Rutherford County Schools, Dr. Kay Martin eager to share her vast knowledge, experience to serve students and families.

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Gas Prices Retreating--$2.01 in 'Boro
Gas Prices Retreating--$2.01 in 'Boro

Motorists did not have to wait until fall to see gas prices move lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.01.

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UPDATED PHOTOS: 2017 Eclipse Enjoyed By All In Rutherford County
UPDATED PHOTOS: 2017 Eclipse Enjoyed By All In Rutherford County

UPDATED PHOTOS: Murfreesboro went dark around 1:30 Monday afternoon as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse breezed across our city at 1,800 miles per hour.

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MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event
MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event

Thousands of people descended upon Middle Tennessee State University for the Great Tennessee Eclipse Monday (Aug. 21), knowing that it was a good chance they wouldn't be around for the next total eclipse over this area -- five-plus centuries from now.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead at 91
Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, the legendary actor, comedian and director, has died, his agent confirmed to CBS News. He was 91.

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Police Investigate
Police Investigate "Street Vandalism" on Meigs Drive

On Saturday morning Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism to city streets call on Meigs Drive.

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Saturday Morning Crash Kills One, Injures One
Saturday Morning Crash Kills One, Injures One

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning on Manchaster Pike.

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Ram's Weekly Road Warnings
Ram's Weekly Road Warnings

Traffric Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that prime construction weather will be with us for a few more months, and so will traffic jams. His road warnings for today through August 26th are growing.

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"The Social Chair" Open in The Fountains

Beauty gets a lot more social in the 'Boro this week as, The Social Chair, Murfreesboro's first premier blowout bar, opens its doors to the public on Tuesday in The Fountains at Gateway.

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MPD Promotes 6 Officers
MPD Promotes 6 Officers

On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.

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Local Actor Back On Stage After 15-Year Absence
Local Actor Back On Stage After 15-Year Absence

Lead actor in the Center's production of "Pirates of Penzance", Mark David Williams, returned to the stage on Friday night after a 15-year hiatus due to a tragic drunk-driving car crash.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House
Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House

MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House for hiring veterans.

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Evening Rotary's 1st Meeting 6PM Tuesday
Evening Rotary's 1st Meeting 6PM Tuesday

Murfreesboro Rotary Club is forming an evening club with its inaugural meeting set for 6:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening at the Gondolier Restaurant, 219 Northwest Broad Street.

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Are You Ready For Monday's Eclipse?
Are You Ready For Monday's Eclipse?

Monday afternoon's total solar eclipse is more than a once in a lifetime opportunity. In fact, this is the first like this for Tennessee since 1749. Dr. Craig McCabe warns to wear the proper eye protection to watch the eclipse.

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Silver Alert CANCELLED--Woman Located!
Silver Alert CANCELLED--Woman Located!

Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 65 year old Doris Bean from Alabama. She was quickly located.

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Drive The QUILT TOUR And See History
Drive The QUILT TOUR And See History

Have you ever driven the quilt trail that takes you out Bradyville Pike, through Readyville and back to Murfreesboro along Halls Hill Pike?

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Friday Afternoon House Fire On Bradyville Pike
Friday Afternoon House Fire On Bradyville Pike

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a house fire at 1428 Bradyville Pike around 3:17 Friday afternoon.

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Friday Night Blaze Leaves Family Homeless
Friday Night Blaze Leaves Family Homeless

Family lost everything in a Friday night blaze at 418 Tessa Court.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions on WGNS
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions on WGNS

Some of the August questions that were phoned to Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland during his radio broadcast took extra research. Here is what the mayor discovered.

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RCSO Mounted Patrol:
RCSO Mounted Patrol: "Great for Crowd Control"

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is expanding the use of its mounted patrol for crowd control at football games, shopping centers and even communities.

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Mason Deforrest Sentenced 20-Years for Attempted Murder
Mason Deforrest Sentenced 20-Years for Attempted Murder

A convicted felon who fired a handgun at two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies is now serving a 20-year prison sentence. 25-year old Mason Deforrest of Richland Road was charged with attempted murder of Lt. Kenneth Barrett and Cpl. Nick Coble last October.

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Riverdale's Marcus Pendleton Favored In ABC's
Riverdale's Marcus Pendleton Favored In ABC's "Boy Band"

Riverdale High School's Marcus Pendleton is competing in ABC's "Boy Band" television show. The 16 year old junior is one of 30 vying in front of celebrities for the position.

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City Council Reviewed
City Council Reviewed "2017 Capital Improvement Plan"

The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during Thursday night's (8/17/2017) special meeting.

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Homeless in Murfreessboro
Homeless in Murfreessboro

As for fear, she worries about her safety the most. She worries about being killed more than being dirty.

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TAB Honors Whit Adamson With Highest Award
TAB Honors Whit Adamson With Highest Award

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters concluded its 2017 Annual Conference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Wednesday by presenting the Distinguished Service Award to Whit Adamson.

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Business In Rutherford County Is Exploding
Business In Rutherford County Is Exploding

Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church is doing a series on "communinity involvement" on Wednesday evenings. On Wednesday night, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Economic Development Brian Hercules retail sales in Rutherford County are fourth for the entire state.

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PAWS
PAWS "Reading To Dogs" Program Works!

On Tuesday, PAWS Public Relations and Media Specialist Lindsay Frierson told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that the local animal adoption group's Reading To The Animals program is about to grow.

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Toot's Expanding...4th Eatery In West 'Boro/Blackman
Toot's Expanding...4th Eatery In West 'Boro/Blackman

Toot's Good Food and Fun is about to begin construction of their fourth restaurant here in Rutherford County.

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Tennessee's Radio & TV Broadcasters In The 'Boro
Tennessee's Radio & TV Broadcasters In The 'Boro

Radio and television broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are in Murfreesboro for the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters' Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Gas Prices Steady
Gas Prices Steady

Prices at the pump are holding steady, declining only fractions of a penny over the weekend. Some 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.04 per gallon for regular gas.

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Beesley Foundation's BLESSING OF THE PETS
Beesley Foundation's BLESSING OF THE PETS

The Jesse C. Beesley Animal Foundation conducted its Annual Blessing of the Pets this past Saturday, and it was a huge success.

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Vigil Against Charlottesville Riots Held Sunday Night In 'Boro
Vigil Against Charlottesville Riots Held Sunday Night In 'Boro

Several hundred persons gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Sunday evening voicing opposition to the violence that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Ram's Areas To Avoid Today Through Aug. 19th
Ram's Areas To Avoid Today Through Aug. 19th

The tenth fastest growing city in the U.S.A. obviously has lots of construction, and that brings challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through August 19th.

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MTSU Summer Commencement
MTSU Summer Commencement

On Saturday morning, MTSU's Murphy Center was filled with laughter, cheering and a few tears as 791 new alumni were created with the awarding of diplomas during the summer commencement.

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Eagleville's Fall Street Fesitval Sept. 23rd
Eagleville's Fall Street Fesitval Sept. 23rd

The City of Eagleville will host a day long, downtown street festival on Saturday, September 23rd is the first weekend of Fall, and the folks in Eagleville will celebrate with its annual downtown street festival.

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Oaklands Octoberfest Sept. 23rd
Oaklands Octoberfest Sept. 23rd

Oaklands Mansion kicks off the first weekend of the fall season with its third-annual Oktoberfest 5:00 until 9:00 on Saturday evening, September 23rd.

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MTSU helps fight Obesity
MTSU helps fight Obesity

MTSU's Center for Health & Human Services is taking aim at the obesity crisis in Tennessee as part of a new statewide organization.

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UPDATE on a Murfreesboro Murder
UPDATE on a Murfreesboro Murder

We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.

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Seat belt Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro
Seat belt Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro

A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro at the Highway 99 / Warrior Drive intersection on Friday (8/11/17)...

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Watch out for school buses
Watch out for school buses

As summer comes to a close and the leaves begin to turn, children across the country are packing up their backpacks and returning to school.

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Fun At Barfield Crescent Park This Weekend
Fun At Barfield Crescent Park This Weekend

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will offer two special events this weekend at Barfield Crescent Park.

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MTSU Graduation THIS Saturday
MTSU Graduation THIS Saturday

Nearly 800 MTSU students are preparing to accept their hard-earned degrees at the university's summer 2017 commencement ceremony, set this Saturday inside Murphy Center.

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Local Girls Scouts Offering STEAM
Local Girls Scouts Offering STEAM

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is offering girls more opportunities than ever to explore technology, arts, robotics and science.

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Students Hit In Riverdale School Zone Wednesday
Students Hit In Riverdale School Zone Wednesday

The importance of being aware of students and school zones came into focus Wednesday afternoon when a student was hit by a car on Warrior Drive.

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Gas Prices Inch UPWARD
Gas Prices Inch UPWARD

Gas prices are mostly climbing around the country. After rising 6 cents in the past week, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.14 on Sunday. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week at $2.02 per gallon, and a few were at $2.04.

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SPD Chief Arnold Named President TN Chiefs of Police
SPD Chief Arnold Named President TN Chiefs of Police

On Friday evening (8/4/2017), Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold was inducted as president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.

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BRIDGE OVER BROAD girders
BRIDGE OVER BROAD girders "in"...traffic flowing again.

The giant girders connecting the north and south sides of the Bridge Over Broad are installed, and traffic is given a green light in all directions.

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Watch For Traffic Jams--through August 12th!
Watch For Traffic Jams--through August 12th!

Much construction is creating traffic challenges, especially around the historic business district. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots between now and August 12th.

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Dr. Carol M. Swain speaks at GOP Luncheon
Dr. Carol M. Swain speaks at GOP Luncheon

Dr. Carol M. Swain will be the guest speaker at the quarterly Rutherford County GOP Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, August 15 with the message of "How to be the People who Reclaim a Nation".

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23 Lives Lost This Year In Rutherford County Crashes
23 Lives Lost This Year In Rutherford County Crashes

Twenty-three people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County, two less than the same time last year, said Tony Burnett of the Governor's Highway Safety Office.

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Storms Reduced FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Turnout
Storms Reduced FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Turnout

Passing storms reduced the turnout at Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly Friday Night Live concert on the east side of the historic courthouse.

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'Boro City Council Looks At Oaklands Wetlands Property
'Boro City Council Looks At Oaklands Wetlands Property

Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman reports that the city has reached a contractual agreement with the White family to purchase the wetlands behind Oaklands Mansion.

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Suicide numbers drastically up in Murfreesboro
Suicide numbers drastically up in Murfreesboro

Many have noticed that suicides are up in the Murfreesboro area. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the police department stated...

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Gas Prices Rise Slightly
Gas Prices Rise Slightly

Gas prices saw another round of increases last week. A few 'Boro discounters started the week at $1.98.

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TRAFFIC ALERT from Ram Balachandran
TRAFFIC ALERT from Ram Balachandran

Construction projects are in high-gear and traffic challenges are throughout the city. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through August 5th.

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REMEMBER: Broad @ OFP/Memorial CLOSED Until 6AM Monday
REMEMBER: Broad @ OFP/Memorial CLOSED Until 6AM Monday

Remember, all directions of the BRIDGE OVER BROAD are closed to traffic until 6:00AM Monday (7/31/2017) morning.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers
Cripple Creek Cloggers "Wowed" Croatia!

The Cripple Creek Cloggers returned home July 24th after successful performances in Croatia.

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Judge Keith Siskin Dead After Painful Crohn's Disease Battle
Judge Keith Siskin Dead After Painful Crohn's Disease Battle

UPDATE: The celebration of life for The Honorable Keith Siskin will be August 12 at World Outreach Church. Visitation with the family at 9AM and service at 10AM.

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Gas Prices Rollercoaster Ride
Gas Prices Rollercoaster Ride

Gas prices have been on a rollercoaster ride this summer. In the 'Boro, some discounters are offering regular gas for $1.97 per gallon.

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Road Adventures With Ram Through July 29th
Road Adventures With Ram Through July 29th

Hot time, as summer in the city ramps-up construction projects and creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warms 'Boro motorists of places to avoid now through July 29th.

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MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.

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Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex
Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex

Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?

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Barnabas Vision and the
Barnabas Vision and the "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers In Croatia
Cripple Creek Cloggers In Croatia

As the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their golden anniversary, they are performing in Croatia. The local folk dance troupe shares the Appalachian style of old-time dancing with audiences around the world.

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Suspect in 2013 Smyrna Murder still wanted by the TBI and Police
Suspect in 2013 Smyrna Murder still wanted by the TBI and Police

In 2013, John Bouavong was shot and killed outside of a Smyrna eatery. The man was thought to have been caught in the crossfire of a group fighting outside the Souksavahn Restaurant on Almaville Road.

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Update:
Update: "Bridge Over Broad"

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

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

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

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MTSU Scholarships for Women
MTSU Scholarships for Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out
Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Part of Rockvale History
Part of Rockvale History

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

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

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

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

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

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"Ragtime" opens Friday at Center for the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"The Great Race" Stops At Cannonsburgh for Lunch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10 Regional Counties Working Together
10 Regional Counties Working Together

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

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

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

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Health Information Breach
Health Information Breach

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

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Governor Signs
Governor Signs "Suicide Prevention Training Act"

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

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"Death Penalty" May Be Sought For GA Escapees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shooting In Coffee County
Shooting In Coffee County

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

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

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

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Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day
Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Democrats On Square Friday Morning
Democrats On Square Friday Morning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Two Local MTEMC Linemen Compete
Two Local MTEMC Linemen Compete

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

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly
Gas Prices Drop Slightly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ram's Road Reports
Ram's Road Reports

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

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

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

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

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

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

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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Congratulations Buchanan Elementary Archery Students
Congratulations Buchanan Elementary Archery Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THANK YOU MAIN STREET
THANK YOU MAIN STREET

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

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

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

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

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

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Save Oaklands Park Wetlands
Save Oaklands Park Wetlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rams Says
Rams Says "Fewer Traffic Jam Woes"

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

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

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

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

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

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"Peter and the Starcatcher" Opens Friday in Woodbury

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

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Murfreesboro Continues To Grow
Murfreesboro Continues To Grow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Healing Fields Now thru Monday
Healing Fields Now thru Monday

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oaklands Mansion Offers
Oaklands Mansion Offers "Magic for Dad"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Engage Summer Institute
MTSU Engage Summer Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Casino Style Gambling In Smyrna
Casino Style Gambling In Smyrna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gas Prices Drop
Gas Prices Drop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Asian Night" This Thursday At Black Fox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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City Schools Accepting Peer Models
City Schools Accepting Peer Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TN Gas Prices UP
TN Gas Prices UP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gas Prices Stabalizing
Gas Prices Stabalizing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Congratulations LINEBAUGH TEAM!
Congratulations LINEBAUGH TEAM!

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

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

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

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

La Vergne Police need your help in identifying this suspect.

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GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday
GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday

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

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

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

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BBB Shred Event - April 22nd
BBB Shred Event - April 22nd

FREE shred event, sponsored by the local Better Business Bureau and MaxShred, will take place Saturday, April 22nd.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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True Blue Leadership Day
True Blue Leadership Day

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

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

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

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Welcome Home Camden
Welcome Home Camden

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

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

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

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RETIRED TEACHERS Meet This Tuesday
RETIRED TEACHERS Meet This Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"A Streetcar Named Desire" this week at MTSU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIAM Elects New Officers
FIAM Elects New Officers

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

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

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

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Dead Male Found In Home
Dead Male Found In Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OPPOSITION To School Vouchers
OPPOSITION To School Vouchers

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

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

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

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RCSO Needs Your Help
RCSO Needs Your Help

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Autos
Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Autos

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

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President Trump In Nashville Wednesday
President Trump In Nashville Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Salutes Community Partners
MTSU Salutes Community Partners

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

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Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee
Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee

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

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

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

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Woe" List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Who Is He?
Who Is He?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Despite the rain, 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.

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Gas Prices Expected To Rise Now Until Memorial Day
Gas Prices Expected To Rise Now Until Memorial Day

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.

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Seious Monday Night I-24 Crash

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.

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Oaklands Mansion Wetlands Tour April 8th
Oaklands Mansion Wetlands Tour April 8th

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.

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Season Changing 'Boro TRAFFIC Challenges
Season Changing 'Boro TRAFFIC Challenges

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.

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THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns
THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns

Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.

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RNA Feels County Should Have Legal Department
RNA Feels County Should Have Legal Department

The Rutherford Neighborhood Alliance (RNA) encourages the county to have its own legal department.

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Former US Attorney General Gonzales In Murfreesboro Wednesday
Former US Attorney General Gonzales In Murfreesboro Wednesday

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.

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Well-Known MTSU Educator Dies Unexpectedly
Well-Known MTSU Educator Dies Unexpectedly

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.

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Pow Wow at MTSU: Friday-Sunday
Pow Wow at MTSU: Friday-Sunday

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.

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5 Free Seedlings For Landowners--Supplies Limited
5 Free Seedlings For Landowners--Supplies Limited

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.

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BEP Summer Camp for Rising 7-8th Graders
BEP Summer Camp for Rising 7-8th Graders

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.

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Raiderthon Helps Local Children
Raiderthon Helps Local Children

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.

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Tracy Biles Joins Hospital Leadership Team
Tracy Biles Joins Hospital Leadership Team

Tracy Biles joins the leadership team of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals.

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MTSU Students Preserving Bradley Academy's History
MTSU Students Preserving Bradley Academy's History

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.

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Local Author Visits Linebaugh March 11th
Local Author Visits Linebaugh March 11th

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.

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Little Movement In Gas Prices
Little Movement In Gas Prices

Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas unchanged at $1.91 per gallon.

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MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon Was Huge Success!
MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon Was Huge Success!

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.

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New ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL Approved!
New ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL Approved!

New $59 million Rockvale High School approved by Rutherford County Commission.

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Longtime WGNS legend Jerry
Longtime WGNS legend Jerry "Pee Wee" Brown passes away

One of the first WGNS on air personalities and advertising specialist Jerry "PeeWee" Brown died this past Sunday (2/12/17) at age 90

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UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting
UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting

Franklin police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that involves a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville.

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Gas Prices Wiggle Slightly: $1.91
Gas Prices Wiggle Slightly: $1.91

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.

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Barnett and Scott, Two Volunteer State Stars!
Barnett and Scott, Two Volunteer State Stars!

Congratulations to Phil Barnett and Tressie Scott, the Governor's Volunteer Stars Award recipients for Rutherford County.

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TFA Tracks Bills Before The General Assembly
TFA Tracks Bills Before The General Assembly

The Tennessee Firearms Association is tracking these bills that are before the state's general assembly.

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MTSU Transfer Deadline Is Wednesday
MTSU Transfer Deadline Is Wednesday

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.

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RCSO K-9's Samson and Tiko Are Vested!
RCSO K-9's Samson and Tiko Are Vested!

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.

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Habitat's
Habitat's "Women's Build" Set For March-May

The Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity announced its annual WOMEN BUILD, scheduled March 10 through May 15 on Johnson Street in Smyrna.

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Annual State Libertarian Convention In 'Boro
Annual State Libertarian Convention In 'Boro

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.

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Local Cheerleaders Did Great At Disney World!
Local Cheerleaders Did Great At Disney World!

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.

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More Developments On Memorial Boulevard
More Developments On Memorial Boulevard

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.

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Jill Austin Receives CFA's
Jill Austin Receives CFA's "Change It" Award

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

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Ram's
Ram's "LOVE WEEK" Traffic Forecast

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.

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Grammy Nominee MTSU Alum Hillary Scott
Grammy Nominee MTSU Alum Hillary Scott

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.

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Phone Scammers Are At It Again!
Phone Scammers Are At It Again!

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.

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Council Approves Chief Durr's Request
Council Approves Chief Durr's Request

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.

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FOUND: MPD Reports Locating Delaney R. Jablonski
FOUND: MPD Reports Locating Delaney R. Jablonski

Murfreesboro Police report Delaney Jablonski has been located and is safe.

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UPDATE: Man who was struck by a train when truck stopped on tracks Saturday is in Stable Condition
UPDATE: Man who was struck by a train when truck stopped on tracks Saturday is in Stable Condition

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).

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary
Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary

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.

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AAA Gas Prices Drop: $1.92 at some 'Boro discounters
AAA Gas Prices Drop: $1.92 at some 'Boro discounters

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.

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Police ID Deceased Male: Dreyll Lamont Keeley
Police ID Deceased Male: Dreyll Lamont Keeley

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.

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UNITY LUNCHEON Tickets Sold Thru Wednesday
UNITY LUNCHEON Tickets Sold Thru Wednesday

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.

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Ram's
Ram's "How To Avoid Traffic Woes"

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.

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Amy Jackson Named Rutherford Foundation Coordinator
Amy Jackson Named Rutherford Foundation Coordinator

Amy Jackson, active community volunteer and current President of the Junior League of Murfreesboro, has joined the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation as Foundation Coordinator.

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Two Opposing Rallies On Historic Square
Two Opposing Rallies On Historic Square

Wednesday was the Statewide Day of Action in Tennessee and there were two opposing rallies on the historic Murfreesboro square at the same time.

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Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash
Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash

The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.

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Murfreesboro Symphony Helps Build This City
Murfreesboro Symphony Helps Build This City

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.

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Suspect in November Shooting in La Vergne in Custody
Suspect in November Shooting in La Vergne in Custody

La Vergne Police have arrested a suspect in the November shooting at the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Helps Read To Succeed
Murfreesboro Rotary Helps Read To Succeed

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Read To Succeed.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Building In 2017
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Building In 2017

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.

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"Next To Normal" Opens Feb. 2nd At MTSU
Sharing the story of a family struggling with mental illness has been much more than a "Next to Normal" challenge for the MTSU Department of Theatre and Dance cast of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 2-4, in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
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OHS Basketball Hall of Fame
OHS Basketball Hall of Fame

Oakland High School and the Oakland High School Basketball programs are proud to announce the 2016-2107 Hall of Fame inductees.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through February 4th
Ram's Road Warnings Through February 4th

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.

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FOL Membership Luncheon
FOL Membership Luncheon

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.

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"Business At Its Best" A Huge Success

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.

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Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro
Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro

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.

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Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court
Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court

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.

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Classic Cars + Vintage Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion
Classic Cars + Vintage Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion

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.

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Gov. Haslam Visits CMS Wednesday
Gov. Haslam Visits CMS Wednesday

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.

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AAA Shows Gas Prices Dropping Slowly
AAA Shows Gas Prices Dropping Slowly

Gas prices have inched lower for nearly two consecutive weeks. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were offering regular gas for $1.97.

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10th Annual Rutherford Foundation Gala Was Saturday Night
10th Annual Rutherford Foundation Gala Was Saturday Night

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.

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WEDDING DRESS Exhibit Open At Oaklands Mansion
WEDDING DRESS Exhibit Open At Oaklands Mansion

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.

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Ram's
Ram's "Stay Calm" For Motorists Review

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.

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Arts Center of Cannon County says THANK YOU
Arts Center of Cannon County says THANK YOU

Scarlett Turney is retiring as the education director of the Arts Center of Cannon County. Lindsey Mapes has been named to that position.

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It's
It's "School Board Appreciation" Week

Governor Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 22-28, 2017 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee.

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Robert Arnold Pleads Guilty...Resigns As Sheriff
Robert Arnold Pleads Guilty...Resigns As Sheriff

Robert Arnold is now officially the former Rutherford County Sheriff after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He also resigned from the office of sheriff.

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Medicare and Health Insurance Protestors
Medicare and Health Insurance Protestors

A group of protesters gathered for a brief period in front of Congress Scott DeJarlais Around 11:30 Wednesday morning (1/18/2017).

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LIFETIME Gun Carry Permits Now Available
LIFETIME Gun Carry Permits Now Available

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.

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TRAFFIC: Serious Crash I-840 near I-24
TRAFFIC: Serious Crash I-840 near I-24

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.

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Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern
Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern

"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."

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"Golden Year" for Cripple Creek Cloggers

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.

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Gas Prices SLOWLY Dropping Again:  $2.04
Gas Prices SLOWLY Dropping Again: $2.04

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.

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Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea
Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

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TBI Continues Medical Fraud Cases
TBI Continues Medical Fraud Cases

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.

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FRIENDS OF LINEBAUGH Luncheon January 28th
FRIENDS OF LINEBAUGH Luncheon January 28th

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.

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Proposed
Proposed "Sugar Restriction" Dropped On Food Stamps

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.

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Second Harvest Receives Food From Kroger
Second Harvest Receives Food From Kroger

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.

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NOT Convicted, Relocated To Another School
NOT Convicted, Relocated To Another School

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.

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Monday was MLK Day (1/16/17): Dr. Martin Luther King
Monday was MLK Day (1/16/17): Dr. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech" AUDIO

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.

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Record Crowd At Monday's NAACP March
Record Crowd At Monday's NAACP March

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.

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Ram's Road Reminders Through January 21st
Ram's Road Reminders Through January 21st

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.

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TSSAA Votes To Keep
TSSAA Votes To Keep "Spring Fling" In 'Boro

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.

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Community Encouraged To Be A Part Of Monday's MLK March
Community Encouraged To Be A Part Of Monday's MLK March

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.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast--the DREAM lives on!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast--the DREAM lives on!

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.

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RCSO
RCSO "Another One Bites The Dust"

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.

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Get A Book and Renew Your Drivers License At Library
Get A Book and Renew Your Drivers License At Library

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.

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Recycle Your Cut Christmas Tree
Recycle Your Cut Christmas Tree

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.

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Gas Remains Slightly Higher at $2.09
Gas Remains Slightly Higher at $2.09

Motorists saw little change at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro many discounters were offering regular gas at $2.07 per gallon.

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MTSU Theatre's Dorethe Pigg Tucker Dies At Age 97
MTSU Theatre's Dorethe Pigg Tucker Dies At Age 97

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.

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"Letter Of Intent" to United Way deadline is Friday

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.

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Guide for Ram's Road Warriors through January 14th
Guide for Ram's Road Warriors through January 14th

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.

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Too Cold To Play Outside, Perfect Time For Reading
Too Cold To Play Outside, Perfect Time For Reading

Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro and the Smyrna Public Library are both offering "Winter Reading Programs".

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High School Juniors Have Until Wednesday To Apply For Chamber Internships
High School Juniors Have Until Wednesday To Apply For Chamber Internships

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.

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Polar Bear Jump Honors Vice Mayor Doug Young
Polar Bear Jump Honors Vice Mayor Doug Young

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.

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Monday: $10 spay/neuter and rabies shot!
Monday: $10 spay/neuter and rabies shot!

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).

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Ready, set--SNOW! Murfreesboro Is Ready
Ready, set--SNOW! Murfreesboro Is Ready

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.

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LaShane Hayes of La Vergne Pleads GUILTY

44-year old LaShane Hayes of La Vergne, plead guilty Wednesday (1/4/2017) to federal conspiracy and wire fraud.

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Former Director of a food program in Rutherford County Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million Fraud
Former Director of a food program in Rutherford County Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million 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...

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Nate Williams Named
Nate Williams Named "Assistant Director" MP&RD

Nate Williams has been selected as the assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.

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Gas Prices UP, Best Price Found: $2.03
Gas Prices UP, Best Price Found: $2.03

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.

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Special Kids Race: Register Before January 15th
Special Kids Race: Register Before January 15th

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.

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"Business At Its Best" Honorees

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.

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Two males hit the Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro
Two males hit the Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro

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.

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New Year's Morning Blaze on Aspen Avenue
New Year's Morning Blaze on Aspen Avenue

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).

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TDOT Grant To Improve Murfreesboro Traffic Flow
TDOT Grant To Improve Murfreesboro Traffic Flow

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.

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Ram Says Traffic Woes Return Tuesday
Ram Says Traffic Woes Return Tuesday

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.

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WGNS Turns 70 With The New Year
WGNS Turns 70 With The New Year

As the New Year 2017 rings-in, WGNS celebrates 70-years of being your Good Neighbor Station. Thank you!

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Historian, Educator, Farmer Jerry Gaither Dies
Historian, Educator, Farmer Jerry Gaither Dies

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.

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Nighwatch 2017 Introduces RC3
Nighwatch 2017 Introduces RC3

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.

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Get MLK Breakfast Tickets Before Jan. 6th
Get MLK Breakfast Tickets Before Jan. 6th

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.

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Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Tuesday (1/3/2017)
Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Tuesday (1/3/2017)

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.

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Arrangements announced for Deborah Johnson, former head of the domestic violence program
Arrangements announced for Deborah Johnson, former head of the domestic violence program

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.

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UPDATE: One shot and killed in Murfreesboro Dec. 23rd - Name Released
UPDATE: One shot and killed in Murfreesboro Dec. 23rd - Name Released

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.

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Murfreesboro's New Year's Schedule: Garbage Pick-Up and Park Hours
Murfreesboro's New Year's Schedule: Garbage Pick-Up and Park Hours

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.

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MTSU Closes for Christmas and New Years
MTSU Closes for Christmas and New Years

MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

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Car Snaps Pole Monday Morning
Car Snaps Pole Monday Morning

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Broad Street, near Maney Avenue.

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Relatively Stable Gas Prices Over Holidays
Relatively Stable Gas Prices Over Holidays

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).

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Murfreesboro Man Charged With Shelbyville Murder
Murfreesboro Man Charged With Shelbyville Murder

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.

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AUDIO: Celebrating 70 Years of Local Sports Broadcasts on WGNS
AUDIO: Celebrating 70 Years of Local Sports Broadcasts on WGNS

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.

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WGNS Sports Audio 1947-Present
WGNS Sports Audio 1947-Present

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.

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'Boro Gas Prices Unchanged: $1.96
'Boro Gas Prices Unchanged: $1.96

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.

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Saturday Blaze at 307 Chamberlain Dr. Home
Saturday Blaze at 307 Chamberlain Dr. Home

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.

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MTSU #17 of Top 50 Entrepreneur Colleges
MTSU #17 of Top 50 Entrepreneur Colleges

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.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges: Watch for Reindeer!
Ram's Traffic Challenges: Watch for Reindeer!

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.

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Dr. James Sullivan New Principal of Rocky Fork Middle School
Dr. James Sullivan New Principal of Rocky Fork Middle School

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.

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DOUG YOUNG: Inaugural Chamber
DOUG YOUNG: Inaugural Chamber "Lifetime Achievement" Recipient

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Doug Young as the inaugural recipient of a lifetime achievement award named in his honor.

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Daylighting of TOWN CREEK To Begin This Summer
Daylighting of TOWN CREEK To Begin This Summer

Murfreesboro City Council approves daylighting of Town Creek starting this summer (2017)

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Friday Morning Blaze--Total Loss!
Friday Morning Blaze--Total Loss!

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.

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Christmas Lights for the Alzheimer's Association
Christmas Lights for the Alzheimer's Association

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.

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St. Thomas Now Provides VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 24/7
St. Thomas Now Provides VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 24/7

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.

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Thursday Morning: Car Crashed Into Utility Pole
Thursday Morning: Car Crashed Into Utility Pole

Around 7:30 Thursday morning (12/15/2016), there was a one-vehicle crash on Memorial Boulevard near Lokey.

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United Way Seeking Collection Sites for Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower
United Way Seeking Collection Sites for Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower

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.

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Buy 1 Get 1 Pass Free at Sports*Com/Patterson Center
Buy 1 Get 1 Pass Free at Sports*Com/Patterson Center

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.

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Tennessean Consumers Optimistic
Tennessean Consumers Optimistic

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.

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8 Years To Get Our Landfill Plans In Place
8 Years To Get Our Landfill Plans In Place

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.

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RCS--A GREAT Investment for Community!
RCS--A GREAT Investment for Community!

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.

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St. Thomas Foundation Gala Speaker: Navy Seal who lead bin Laden compound invasion
St. Thomas Foundation Gala Speaker: Navy Seal who lead bin Laden compound invasion

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.

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Local resident Tom Batey passes away
Local resident Tom Batey passes away

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.

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Toyota of Murfreesboro says THANK YOU!
Toyota of Murfreesboro says THANK YOU!

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".

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Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday
Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.

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Great MURFREESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE! Parade Photos!
Great MURFREESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE! Parade Photos!

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.

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"The Magic Tree House" Opens Friday

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".

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Now Pay Murfreesboro City Taxes On Line!
Now Pay Murfreesboro City Taxes On Line!

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!

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Realtors Collected
Realtors Collected "Toys for Tots"

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.

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St. Thomas Treats Coronary Artery Disease
St. Thomas Treats Coronary Artery Disease

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.

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MTSU Created 1,892 New Alumni On Saturday
MTSU Created 1,892 New Alumni On Saturday

Congratulations to the 1,892 Middle Tennessee State University graduates who became new Blue Raider alumni on Saturday (12/10/2016).

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MPD Identified Woman's Body...1st-Degree Murder Warrant Issued
MPD Identified Woman's Body...1st-Degree Murder Warrant Issued

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.

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UPDATE: Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding
UPDATE: Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding

Christiana Volunteer Fire Department will expand their Sledge Road headquarters to include a new bay, training room, offices and restrooms.

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Woman's Body Found--Police Need Your Help!

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.

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6 Communicators Inducted Into TN Journalism Hall of Fame
6 Communicators Inducted Into TN Journalism Hall of Fame

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.

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UPDATE: Tuesday Night Shooting in Murfreesboro involved teens
UPDATE: Tuesday Night Shooting in Murfreesboro involved teens

Evidently, a teen is believed to have been shot in the abdomen. The teen was then taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...

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Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding
Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding

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.

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Gas UP 6-cents...$1.88 in Murfreesboro
Gas UP 6-cents...$1.88 in Murfreesboro

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.

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MTSU to Hawaii Christmas Eve--Hear on WGNS
MTSU to Hawaii Christmas Eve--Hear on WGNS

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.

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Ho, Ho, Ho---Ouch, Ouch Says Santa with Truman
Ho, Ho, Ho---Ouch, Ouch Says Santa with Truman

"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).

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Christmas Tree Lighting On Murfreesboro Square
Christmas Tree Lighting On Murfreesboro Square

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, especially after Main Street's outstanding tree lighting on the historic Murfreesboro square Friday night.

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Ram's Holiday Traffic Report
Ram's Holiday Traffic Report

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.

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Toot's and RCSO Help Less Fortunate Youngsters
Toot's and RCSO Help Less Fortunate Youngsters

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.

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Listen for Salvation Army Bell Ringers...And GIVE!
Listen for Salvation Army Bell Ringers...And GIVE!

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.

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City Schools Promote Attendance This Tuesday
City Schools Promote Attendance This Tuesday

Murfreeesboro City Schools will hold a Perfect Attendance Day this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) to promote regular attendance and reduce chronic absence.

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First National Bank's Mortgage Services In Historic Home
First National Bank's Mortgage Services In Historic Home

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.

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TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016
TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016

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.

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Rutherford County Jail Might Lose Certification
Rutherford County Jail Might Lose Certification

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.

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Perform Murfreesboro Presents
Perform Murfreesboro Presents "Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR."

PERFORM MURFREESBORO presents "The Magic Tree House" Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) in The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year
Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year

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.

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MTSU
MTSU "Top 25 Music Schools 2016"

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".

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Interim Sheriff of Rutherford County set to retire Dec. 17th
Interim Sheriff of Rutherford County set to retire Dec. 17th

Interim Rutherford County Sheriff Randy Garrett is retiring on December 17th.

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Silver Alert Cancelled: William Cunningham
Silver Alert Cancelled: William Cunningham

Franklin Police found the missing 88-year old man who recently moved from Murfreesboro to Franklin.

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MFRD Helping In Sevier County
MFRD Helping In Sevier County

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.

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Gas Prices Leveling
Gas Prices Leveling

Gas prices leveled off over the weekend, after declining for more than three weeks.

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Linebaugh Library Book Signings for December
Linebaugh Library Book Signings for December

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.

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Sign-Up NOW For MASTER GARDENER'S Program
Sign-Up NOW For MASTER GARDENER'S Program

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.

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Nia Jones Arrested at Macy's in Franklin
Nia Jones Arrested at Macy's in Franklin

A Murfreesboro woman is free on bond after her arrest Monday (11/28/2016) for Felony Theft in Franklin.

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Shining Gem of Local Theatre Nelda Pope Dies
Shining Gem of Local Theatre Nelda Pope Dies

Middle Tennessee lost one of its shining gems Wednesday morning, Nelda Pope passed away.

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RCSO Sgt Todd Hammond Resigns Effective 12/4/2016
RCSO Sgt Todd Hammond Resigns Effective 12/4/2016

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.

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TN Secretary of State Hargett Addresses Rotary
TN Secretary of State Hargett Addresses Rotary

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday.

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Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks
Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks

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.

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SCHOOL BUSES: How Safe Are Your Children?
SCHOOL BUSES: How Safe Are Your Children?

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?

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Thankful Gas Prices Lower For Thanksgiving Travel
Thankful Gas Prices Lower For Thanksgiving Travel

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.

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Ram's Fearless
Ram's Fearless "Avoid This Area Forecast"

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.

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New
New "Red Light Cameras" MUCH CLEARER"!

When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.

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Art Studio Tour Was Big Hit This Past Weekend
Art Studio Tour Was Big Hit This Past Weekend

The 23rd Annual Art Studio Tour was a huge success this past Saturday and Sunday as patrons purchased gifts at 10 area studios

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Rush To Discovery Center's Boardwalk: See Otter Dams
Rush To Discovery Center's Boardwalk: See Otter Dams

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.

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RCSO Major Charged: Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship
RCSO Major Charged: Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship

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.

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UPDATE: Nissan Assembly Worker LifeFlighted To Vanderbilt, later dies
UPDATE: Nissan Assembly Worker LifeFlighted To Vanderbilt, later dies

"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."

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Manfred Grill Died Wednesday Night On I-840 Crash
Manfred Grill Died Wednesday Night On I-840 Crash

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.

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Tuesday Morning Motorists Were Traumatized:
Tuesday Morning Motorists Were Traumatized: "This is when we need community the most".

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?

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 Local Auto Business and Hair Salon FINED By State
Local Auto Business and Hair Salon FINED By State

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.

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UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Blaze On N. Church St. Appears Suspicious
UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Blaze On N. Church St. Appears Suspicious

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the fire that occurred early Sunday morning at 824 N Church Street appears suspicious.

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop
Gas Prices Continue To Drop

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.

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Sheriff Suspended With No Pay
Sheriff Suspended With No Pay

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.

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LOCALLY OWNED Kick-Off Attracted Many Local Business Owners
LOCALLY OWNED Kick-Off Attracted Many Local Business Owners

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.

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Oaklands CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Oaklands CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES Saturday, Dec. 3rd

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.

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Haze and Smell of Fire: Weather Condition--Don't Call 911
Haze and Smell of Fire: Weather Condition--Don't Call 911

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.

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Rutherford County Fugitive Arrested In Texas
Rutherford County Fugitive Arrested In Texas

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.

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Murfreesboro Man Arrested With Standoff At Embassy Suites In Franklin
Murfreesboro Man Arrested With Standoff At Embassy Suites In Franklin

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.

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Look At The SUPER MOON
Look At The SUPER MOON

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.

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Dr. Oran Aaronson Joins St. Thomas In January
Dr. Oran Aaronson Joins St. Thomas In January

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.

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Saturday's Veterans Tribute at the VA was a huge success!
Saturday's Veterans Tribute at the VA was a huge success!

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.

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Two-Pickup Crash: Lebanon Pike @ Cherry Lane
Two-Pickup Crash: Lebanon Pike @ Cherry Lane

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.

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How Arthur & Earnette Lewis Have Had 50 Wonderful Years!
How Arthur & Earnette Lewis Have Had 50 Wonderful Years!

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).

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Democrats Tussle In Knox County
Democrats Tussle In Knox County

The Tennessee Democratic Party is "turning up the heat" on Knox County.

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St. Thomas Names Amy D. Wilson Chief Nursing Officer
St. Thomas Names Amy D. Wilson Chief Nursing Officer

Saint Thomas Health, Ascension's Tennessee ministry, has announced that Amy D. Wilson will be joining the nine-hospital system as Chief Nursing Officer.

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Missing man found in vehicle in Murfreesboro - Flown to Vanderbilt
Missing man found in vehicle in Murfreesboro - Flown to Vanderbilt

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.

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Friday is VETERANS DAY:  11AM on Town Square
Friday is VETERANS DAY: 11AM on Town Square

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.

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Steady Flow of Citizens at Thursday's
Steady Flow of Citizens at Thursday's "Bottoms" Meeting

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.

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Read To Succeeds TOP SPELLER is Ray Broadhead
Read To Succeeds TOP SPELLER is Ray Broadhead

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.

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La Vergne's LaShane Hayes Faces Federal Charges
La Vergne's LaShane Hayes Faces Federal Charges

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.

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Drought Cancels Thursday
Drought Cancels Thursday "Hayride" and Saturday "Campfire"

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled two events due to the danger of fires brought on by drought conditions.

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Nominate
Nominate "Business Person" and "Business Legend" Now!

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.

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Now Hiring Advertising Sales Associate
Now Hiring Advertising Sales Associate

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.

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Ground Broken For  DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER
Ground Broken For DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER

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.

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Market Shifts--Oil Prices May Be About To Plummet
Market Shifts--Oil Prices May Be About To Plummet

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.

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Mayor McFarland In New York Marathon
Mayor McFarland In New York Marathon

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.

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Ram's Fearless Road Forecast Through Nov. 12th
Ram's Fearless Road Forecast Through Nov. 12th

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.

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Habitat's
Habitat's "Cook'n To Build" Huge Success!

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.

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Set Your Clock BACK 1-HOUR This Weekend
Set Your Clock BACK 1-HOUR This Weekend

This weekend is when you set your clocks BACK 1-HOUR. This officially happens at 2:00AM early Sunday morning (11/6/2016).

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LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO Meets Nov. 14th
LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO Meets Nov. 14th

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.

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Ground Breaking For
Ground Breaking For "Doug Young Public Safety Training Center" Tuesday Morning

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.

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Dr. Joshua Taylor Joins TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
Dr. Joshua Taylor Joins TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

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.

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Frank Baugh's Paintings At Arts Center for Cannon County Through Decembeer 17th
Frank Baugh's Paintings At Arts Center for Cannon County Through Decembeer 17th

The Berger Gallery at the Arts Center of Cannon County is in full-color with paintings by Murfreesboro's Frank Baugh.

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"19 Days of Activism" To Stop Child Abuse

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.

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 Bob Lamb and Bud Morris Receive MTSU's Joe Nunley Award
Bob Lamb and Bud Morris Receive MTSU's Joe Nunley Award

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).

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5K At Blackman In Memory Of Jonah Guider
5K At Blackman In Memory Of Jonah Guider

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.

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Fatal Thursday Morning Accident In Readyville
Fatal Thursday Morning Accident In Readyville

A fatal crash occurred Thursday morning in Readyville at Claude Gaither Road and Bradyville Pike. One dead and another flown to hospital.

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Sheriff Arnold Still In Jail--Judge Says NO RELEASE!
Sheriff Arnold Still In Jail--Judge Says NO RELEASE!

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary

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.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Club Gives Grants For
Murfreesboro Rotary Club Gives Grants For "Arts" and "Reading"

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.

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall
Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Gas prices are on the decline after dropping 2 cents in Florida, and 4 cents in Georgia and Tennessee during the past week.

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The Miracle Field in Murfreesboro set to open in April of 2017
The Miracle Field in Murfreesboro set to open in April of 2017

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...

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Enter the CHRISTMAS PARADE Now!
Enter the CHRISTMAS PARADE Now!

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.

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Evergreen Evening Cemetery Tour Breathtaking!
Evergreen Evening Cemetery Tour Breathtaking!

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.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through November 5th
Ram's Road Warnings Through November 5th

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.

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After Schooling, Chamber's BEP Helps Launch Careers
After Schooling, Chamber's BEP Helps Launch Careers

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.

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Fun For Family Monday At Cannonsburgh
Fun For Family Monday At Cannonsburgh

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.

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Rutherford County Students DOMINATE State Choirs
Rutherford County Students DOMINATE State Choirs

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.

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Veterans Day Parade in Murfreesboro November 12th
Veterans Day Parade in Murfreesboro November 12th

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.

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Suspect Jailed For Two Thursday Morning Robberies
Suspect Jailed For Two Thursday Morning Robberies

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.

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Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Honors Fire and Police
Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Honors Fire and Police

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.

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Murfreesboro Aviation Honored For Flight Training
Murfreesboro Aviation Honored For Flight Training

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.

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Local Ham Operators Prepare For Emergencies
Local Ham Operators Prepare For Emergencies

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.

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Thursday Night Duplex Fire In Murfreesboro
Thursday Night Duplex Fire In Murfreesboro

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).

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Cannon County Government
Cannon County Government "Out Of Money"

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.

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Help the Child Advocacy Center with their Turkey Tee Off
Help the Child Advocacy Center with their Turkey Tee Off

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.

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GROWTH Ahead In Murfreesboro's Future
GROWTH Ahead In Murfreesboro's Future

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.

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UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Motorcycle Crash
UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Motorcycle Crash

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.

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Gas Prices Decline
Gas Prices Decline

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.

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FREE SPEECH Panel 4:30PM Tomorrow At MTSU's JUB
FREE SPEECH Panel 4:30PM Tomorrow At MTSU's JUB

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.

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Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School
Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School

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.

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Write Winning Essay And MTEMC Sends 15 To D.C.
Write Winning Essay And MTEMC Sends 15 To D.C.

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".

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Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th
Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th

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.

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"POWER OF 10" Meets Nov. 9th In Nashville

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.

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Fall Fest for Candle Wishes At Blackman High Nov. 5th
Fall Fest for Candle Wishes At Blackman High Nov. 5th

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.

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OPEN BURN BAN Lifted for Rutherford County
OPEN BURN BAN Lifted for Rutherford County

The mandatory OPEN BURNING BAN has been lifted for Rutherford County. Rainfall over the past few days has made a dramatic difference.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
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Recycle Rutherford Meets 7PM Monday Night
Recycle Rutherford Meets 7PM Monday Night

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.

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Political Forums On Demand
Political Forums On Demand

If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.

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Explosion of Voter Registrations
Explosion of Voter Registrations

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.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's "Wound Care Clinic"

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.

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MTSU Botanical Medicine Research Creates Cures
MTSU Botanical Medicine Research Creates Cures

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

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Gas Drops A Penny...$1.96
Gas Drops A Penny...$1.96

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.

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Ultralight Plane Crash in nearby Coffee County
Ultralight Plane Crash in nearby Coffee County

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.

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WARNING: Fire Training Tuesday...Smoke To Fill Skies
WARNING: Fire Training Tuesday...Smoke To Fill Skies

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.

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Jazz Series Begins Thursday Night At MTSU
Jazz Series Begins Thursday Night At MTSU

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.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid Through August 22nd
Ram's Roads To Avoid Through August 22nd

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.

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Young VSA Artists At MTSU To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree
Young VSA Artists At MTSU To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree

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.

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'Boro
'Boro "Food Truck Ordinance" Passes First Reading

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.

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Oaklands Park Is State's Newest Certified Arboretum
Oaklands Park Is State's Newest Certified Arboretum

Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state's newest certified arboretum.

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St. Thomas' COPD Health Rally Saturday
St. Thomas' COPD Health Rally Saturday

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).

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Two Authors At MTSU Monday Afternoon
Two Authors At MTSU Monday Afternoon

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.

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Homecoming: WKU 44 - MTSU 43, double OT and Video of Parade
Homecoming: WKU 44 - MTSU 43, double OT and Video of Parade

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.

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Motion Filed To Release Sheriff Arnold From Jail
Motion Filed To Release Sheriff Arnold From Jail

A motion has been filed by Sheriff Robert Arnold's attorney to release him from the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky.

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KITTRELL SCHOOL REUNION Filled With Memories
KITTRELL SCHOOL REUNION Filled With Memories

The Kittrell School Reunion spotlighted the class of 1966 that celebrated its 50th reunion. The recent event was packed with memories.

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SE-YA Preview October 27th at Linebaugh Library
SE-YA Preview October 27th at Linebaugh Library

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.).

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PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State
PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State

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.

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THIS WEEK: Library Past Due Fees For Cans of Food Oct. 9-15
THIS WEEK: Library Past Due Fees For Cans of Food Oct. 9-15

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.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy

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.

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Truman Jones on the Air Tuesday
Truman Jones on the Air Tuesday

Popular morning radio host Truman Jones returns to the air - at least for a day - on Tuesday.

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Tuesday Is Deadline to Register to Vote In Presidential Election
Tuesday Is Deadline to Register to Vote In Presidential Election

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.

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Gas Prices Down In 'Boro
Gas Prices Down In 'Boro

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.

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Areas To Avoid:  Road Grid Lock
Areas To Avoid: Road Grid Lock

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.

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"Fall Break" Oct. 8-11 at MTSU

MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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MILESTONE: 10th Annual Middle Half
MILESTONE: 10th Annual Middle Half

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.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
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UPDATE: North Maney Avenue Fire on Tuesday Ruled Accidental
UPDATE: North Maney Avenue Fire on Tuesday Ruled Accidental

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.

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TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools
TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools

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.

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MTSU Developing A BS Degree In Fermentation
MTSU Developing A BS Degree In Fermentation

Dr. Tony Johnson told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (10/4/2016) that they are developing a bachelor of science degree on fermentation.

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Gas Opens Week At $2.05 In The 'Boro
Gas Opens Week At $2.05 In The 'Boro

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.

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TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week
TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week

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.

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State Representative Mike Sparks Awarded Top Conservative Honors
State Representative Mike Sparks Awarded Top Conservative Honors

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.

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Murfreesboro's Dr. Jim Bishop, DDS, Passed Away
Murfreesboro's Dr. Jim Bishop, DDS, Passed Away

Longtime Murfreesboro dentist and community leader Jim Bishop passed away around 11:00 o'clock Monday morning at the age of 75.

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SILVER ALERT, 73-Year Old Man Found Safe
SILVER ALERT, 73-Year Old Man Found Safe

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.

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MTSU Aerospace Students Learn On Groundbreaking Software
MTSU Aerospace Students Learn On Groundbreaking Software

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.

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Ram's Road Ramblings Through October 8th
Ram's Road Ramblings Through October 8th

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.

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Drive Alert...Don't
Drive Alert...Don't "Fall" for the beautiful "Fall Weather"

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.

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Saturday's MAIN STREET MARKET Huge Success
Saturday's MAIN STREET MARKET Huge Success

Partly sunny, a gentle breeze and temps around 70 brought out the shoppers Saturday morning to the Main Street Market.

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12 Citizens File OUSTER SUIT Against Sheriff Arnold
12 Citizens File OUSTER SUIT Against Sheriff Arnold

An attorney representing 12 local residents, filed an ouster suit to remove Robert Arnold from the office of sheriff.

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Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date
Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date

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.

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Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?
Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?

With Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold behind bars after having his bond revoked by a federal magistrate, who's in charge?

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Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is
Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is "Embarrassment to my County"

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.

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Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation
Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation

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.

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Supply Back, Gas Stable At $2.09 In 'Boro
Supply Back, Gas Stable At $2.09 In 'Boro

Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas stable at $2.09 per gallon.

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WGNS' Listener Asked Mayor About Traffic Signal
WGNS' Listener Asked Mayor About Traffic Signal

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.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Report
Ram's Traffic Jam Report

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.

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TBI Charges Cannon County Man With Murder
TBI Charges Cannon County Man With Murder

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.

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High School Students Tour MTSU Today
High School Students Tour MTSU Today

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.

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MTSU Scholars Academy
MTSU Scholars Academy

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.

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Pups Loved Saturday's Plunge At 'Boro Beach
Pups Loved Saturday's Plunge At 'Boro Beach

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it

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...

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Ram's Road Ramblings Through Sept. 24th
Ram's Road Ramblings Through Sept. 24th

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.

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Victorian Mourning Customs at Oaklands in October
Victorian Mourning Customs at Oaklands in October

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.

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Pipeline Leak: Many Locals OUT Of Gas
Pipeline Leak: Many Locals OUT Of Gas

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.

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Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Sign-Ups In October
Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Sign-Ups In October

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.

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Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Two Arrests in Murfreesboro
Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Two Arrests in Murfreesboro

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.

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Gas Prices Drop Again--$1.84 At Some Discounters!
Gas Prices Drop Again--$1.84 At Some Discounters!

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.

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday At RCSO
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday At RCSO

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.

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Serious Storm Slams Mid-State Saturday
Serious Storm Slams Mid-State Saturday

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.

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Ram's Road Report Through Sept. 17th
Ram's Road Report Through Sept. 17th

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.

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Emerald Ash Borers Now In 59 TN Counties
Emerald Ash Borers Now In 59 TN Counties

Rutherford County is one of 59 Tennessee counties in which there is a quarantine for Emerald Ash Borers.

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"Ode To Joy" Sunday, Sept. 18th At 1st Methodist

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."

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"My Father's War" 9:40AM and 11:05AM Tuesday At MTSU

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.

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AUDIO: Remembering 9-11
AUDIO: Remembering 9-11

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.

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UPDATE: Lorrie Barrett Straughn Killed In Labor Day 2-Car Crash
UPDATE: Lorrie Barrett Straughn Killed In Labor Day 2-Car Crash

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).

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Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square
Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square

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.

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Gas Bargains Continue: 12-Year Low
Gas Bargains Continue: 12-Year Low

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.

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YOU Can Build A Habitat House In 5-Hours On 9/17

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.

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Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's
Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's

Emergency responders arrived quickly at a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7:30 on Tuesday evening (9/6/2016) near Hasting's Bookstore.

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Ram's Road Report Through September 10th
Ram's Road Report Through September 10th

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.

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La Vergne's
La Vergne's "Old Timers Festival" Sept. 17th

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.

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Mother Killed Labor Day Morning In E. Main St. Crash
Mother Killed Labor Day Morning In E. Main St. Crash

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.

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Ram Says Avoid These Areas Through Sept. 3rd
Ram Says Avoid These Areas Through Sept. 3rd

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.

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Rutherford County Farmer's Market Classes This Week
Rutherford County Farmer's Market Classes This Week

It's another exciting week of classes at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market.

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MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet
MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet

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.

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Murfreesboro Soccer Club Hires 3 Key Persons
Murfreesboro Soccer Club Hires 3 Key Persons

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.

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Air Conditioner Is Out: LINEBAUGH LIBRARY CLOSED
Air Conditioner Is Out: LINEBAUGH LIBRARY CLOSED

The air conditioning unit is out at the Linebaugh Public Library on South Church at Vine Street is closed today (Thursday, 8/25/2016).

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New Bridge Entrance-Exit Ramps Being Used
New Bridge Entrance-Exit Ramps Being Used

The $17.6-million Bridge Over Broad project is entering a new phase. Entrance and exit ramps are being opened to handle traffic.

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TN Delegation Urges US Transportation Secretary To Find Solution
TN Delegation Urges US Transportation Secretary To Find Solution

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.

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WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6PM Sept. 17th
WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6PM Sept. 17th

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.

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Giant Birthday Bash At Stones River Battlefield
Giant Birthday Bash At Stones River Battlefield

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.

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Gas Prices On The Rise
Gas Prices On The Rise

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.

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3,000 Attended MTSU Convocation On Sunday
3,000 Attended MTSU Convocation On Sunday

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.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU
Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU

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.

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'Boro Owner Of Median Home Pays $42.63/Mo. For Services
'Boro Owner Of Median Home Pays $42.63/Mo. For Services

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.

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New Cripple Creek Cloggers Practice Site: The Block Restaurant
New Cripple Creek Cloggers Practice Site: The Block Restaurant

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.

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Ram's Reports On Roads To Avoid Through August 27th
Ram's Reports On Roads To Avoid Through August 27th

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.

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Students Move Onto MTSU Campus THIS Weekend
Students Move Onto MTSU Campus THIS Weekend

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.

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City's ROVER BUS Passes 2-Million Rider Mark!
City's ROVER BUS Passes 2-Million Rider Mark!

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.

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Ribbon Cutting at FORD OF MURFREESBORO
Ribbon Cutting at FORD OF MURFREESBORO

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.

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Fatal ATV Crash In Rockvale
Fatal ATV Crash In Rockvale

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Wednesday afternoon ATV crash on Morgan Road in which 32-year old Amber Biggs was killed.

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Memorial at Haynes Wednesday Afternoon Crash
Memorial at Haynes Wednesday Afternoon Crash

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.

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WGNS' Danny Page Named To BRAA Board
WGNS' Danny Page Named To BRAA Board

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.

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UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne
UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne

A 36-year old La Vergne woman has passed away from injuries from a crash.

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62-Day Price In Barrels of Oil Ends--Prices UP Slightly!
62-Day Price In Barrels of Oil Ends--Prices UP Slightly!

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.

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Judicial Building Framework Growing Into Skyline
Judicial Building Framework Growing Into Skyline

Construction of the new Rutherford County Judicial Building on North Maple is progressing well.

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New VA Local Director Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron
New VA Local Director Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron

Effective September 4th, Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron takes on the role of being director of the Tennessee Valley Health Care System (TVHS).

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Murfreesboro Astronauts Help CAP Celebrate 75th
Murfreesboro Astronauts Help CAP Celebrate 75th

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.

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SILVER ALERT Cancelled: Danny Pratt no longer missing
SILVER ALERT Cancelled: Danny Pratt no longer missing

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.

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Mayor McFarland Begged For Sprouts
Mayor McFarland Begged For Sprouts

The new Sprouts Farmers Market at 143 Wendlewood Drive is now open. This is just off Memorial and next to Adams Place.

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Oakland's OKTOBERFEST Set for September 24th
Oakland's OKTOBERFEST Set for September 24th

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.

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Gas Prices UP 2-cents in 'Boro, But Still On LOW Side!
Gas Prices UP 2-cents in 'Boro, But Still On LOW Side!

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.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Trickle Speed In School & Construction Zones"

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.

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Man On TBI's
Man On TBI's "Top 10" Crashed Into Cop Cars--Arrested!

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.

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Go Blue--886 New TRUE BLUE Alumni Created!
Go Blue--886 New TRUE BLUE Alumni Created!

Murphy Center was packed as 886 summer grads became Blue Raider alumni in the commencement program.

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"Rock of Ages" Opens Friday In Woodbury

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.

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Main Street's
Main Street's "Friday Night Live" Another Huge Success!

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.

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TONIGHT is
TONIGHT is "National Night Out Against Crime"

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.

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THDA Creating Business Locally
THDA Creating Business Locally

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.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!

National Night Out Against Crime reached thousands of citizens across Rutherford County on Tuesday night.

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Prime Vacation Time
Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Prime Vacation Time

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.

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Fed $120K Grant Helps Emergency Food Supply
Fed $120K Grant Helps Emergency Food Supply

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).

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TBI Arrests Man Accused of Trafficking A 12-Year Old
TBI Arrests Man Accused of Trafficking A 12-Year Old

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.

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Ram's List Of Places To Avoid Traffic Jams
Ram's List Of Places To Avoid Traffic Jams

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.

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MTSU Summer Commencement Aug. 6th
MTSU Summer Commencement Aug. 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.

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Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle Thursday Afternoon
Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle Thursday Afternoon

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.

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Murfreesboro Continues to Study Plans for
Murfreesboro Continues to Study Plans for "The Bottom"

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)...

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"The Next Door" Helps Addicted Women

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.

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MTSU's Beverly Keel Honored
MTSU's Beverly Keel Honored

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.

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National Night Out Against Crime Is August 2nd

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.

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Gas Prices Falling More...$1.79 per gallon in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Falling More...$1.79 per gallon in 'Boro!

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.

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Holloway High
Holloway High "Choice School" Open House 6PM Tuesday

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.

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Saturday Is TOMMY SANFORD DAY
Saturday Is TOMMY SANFORD DAY

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.

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Ram Warns Construction Areas To Avoid Through July 30th
Ram Warns Construction Areas To Avoid Through July 30th

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.

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Oakland Historic House
Oakland Historic House "Jamboree" Huge Success!

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.

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30 Students Receive High School Diploma Friday Night
30 Students Receive High School Diploma Friday Night

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.

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Public Invited to
Public Invited to "BOTTOMS" Meeting August 9th

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.

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REGISTER NOW for July 28th
REGISTER NOW for July 28th "Tax Seminar" at MTSU

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.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:  August 2nd 4-7PM
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: August 2nd 4-7PM

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.

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William Blake Boswell Receives
William Blake Boswell Receives "Bronze Star" Medal

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.

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RCFRD Opens Second Fully-Staffed Fire Hall
RCFRD Opens Second Fully-Staffed Fire Hall

Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department has opened its second fully staffed Station.

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"The Grove" Hosts Main Street's "The Summer Party"

Main Street's annual "The Summer Party" was held Friday night (7/22/2016) at "The Grove", across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Friday Night Homicide Behind E. Northfield Business; Victim Identified
UPDATE: Friday Night Homicide Behind E. Northfield Business; Victim Identified

We have some new information in the investigation into the shooting death of a 58-year old Bentley Street man.

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Ram Helps You Avoid Summertime Traffic Blues!
Ram Helps You Avoid Summertime Traffic Blues!

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.

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MTSU's ACE Camp Has Future Builders and Designers
MTSU's ACE Camp Has Future Builders and Designers

One of 17 high school students attending the MTSU ACE Summer Camp, Dylan Akers obtains his love for building and design through DNA.

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WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need
WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need

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.

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City Serving Notice With Tiny Blue Signs
City Serving Notice With Tiny Blue Signs

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 . . .

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Lanny Goodwin will retire. The longtime director will serve his last day with the parks on August 12, 2016.

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"Southern Living" Magazine Names Murfreesboro One of the Best "College Towns"

Murfreesboro has been named by Southern Living magazine among the "South's Best College Towns."

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City School's Welcome New Parents August 4th

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.

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Johnny L. Williams Arrested Distributing Percocet
Johnny L. Williams Arrested Distributing Percocet

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.

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Bloodhound Finds 83-Year Old Missing Man
Bloodhound Finds 83-Year Old Missing 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.

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Ram Helps You Avoid Construction Jams
Ram Helps You Avoid Construction Jams

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.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Wrap-Up French Tour
Cripple Creek Cloggers Wrap-Up French Tour

Friday evening brought the Cripple Creek Cloggers final performance in this tour of Alencon, France with a standing ovation in Mont St. Michele.

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WELCOME Tennessee Fire Chiefs
WELCOME Tennessee Fire Chiefs

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.

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Classes On
Classes On "Healthy" and "Rabbits" This Week

The free cooking classes offered at the Farmers Market this coming week offer some great opportunities for local patrons.

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Only Challenge For Uncle Dave Macon Days Were Friday Storms
Only Challenge For Uncle Dave Macon Days Were Friday Storms

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!

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The Bell Family Hosted Guests At
The Bell Family Hosted Guests At "Big Holly"

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.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers A Hit In France!
Cripple Creek Cloggers A Hit In France!

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.

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Ford of Murfreesboro Opening Friday, July 15th!
Ford of Murfreesboro Opening Friday, July 15th!

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.

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Unofficial: Murfreesboro Broke Square Dance Record
Unofficial: Murfreesboro Broke Square Dance Record

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.

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Donation Helps Children and Young Adults With Legal Issues
Donation Helps Children and Young Adults With Legal Issues

Legal Aid Society has launched its Gilbert Family Fellowship--a program providing free civil legal services to children and young adults.

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'Boro Single-Family Home Permits Increase Again In 2016
'Boro Single-Family Home Permits Increase Again In 2016

Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in Murfreesboro for 2016. This is on top of the significant growth seen last year.

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Gas Prices Dropping--$1.99 in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Dropping--$1.99 in 'Boro!

The new week in the 'Boro began with many discounters below the two-dollar level at $1.99 for regular gas.

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Pre-Fireworks Show In La Vergne CANCELLED

Officials in La Vergne have cancelled the live music and family activities before the fireworks display.

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Fireworks Finished Exactly Before The Storm!
Fireworks Finished Exactly Before The Storm!

Murfreesboro officials were watching radar closely, and knew when they needed to start the fireworks display at McKnight Park.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Entertaining In France
Cripple Creek Cloggers Entertaining In France

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.

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U.S. Senator Corker Makes Independence Day Statement
U.S. Senator Corker Makes Independence Day Statement

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released an Independence Day statement.

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Head To Smyrna National Guard 7/23 And Be Healthy
Head To Smyrna National Guard 7/23 And Be Healthy

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.

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"The Little Mermaid" Open Friday In Woodbury

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.

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Wine NOW Available In Tennessee Grocery Stores
Wine NOW Available In Tennessee Grocery Stores

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.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Packed Historic Square
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Packed Historic Square

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.

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September Brings MATTHEW WEST To Murfreesboro!
September Brings MATTHEW WEST To Murfreesboro!

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.

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Rutherford County INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations
Rutherford County INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations

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.

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What is our next ONE BOOK?
What is our next ONE BOOK?

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.

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UT's Pat Summitt Died Tuesday Morning
UT's Pat Summitt Died Tuesday Morning

Two-weeks after her 64th birthday, University of Tennessee legend Pat Summitt has died.

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CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Head To France Thursday
CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Head To France Thursday

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.

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Local Leader David Kious Died Tuesday
Local Leader David Kious Died Tuesday

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.

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Britain's Vote Drops Crude Oil Prices
Britain's Vote Drops Crude Oil Prices

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.

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