Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition...a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive February 21 through February 26.
We seem to be in more of a weather-mix for this seasonal change than previous years. This is also creating potholes, and when combined with construction projects--'Boro motorists are challenged. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 24, 2018.
Around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect who was allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle. Deciding to flee on foot was a bad idea.
The first quarter meeting of LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO is set for 8:00 o'clock next Thursday morning and features City Traffic Director Ram Balachandran to show how the 2040 Major Thoroughfare Plan will help the flow of traffic.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland never knows what the public will ask him when they call into his radio broadcast on WGNS. With most questions, he has a solid answer. However, when he does not know--the mayor admits and immediately reaches out to staff members for an accurate response. Sometimes the information is received before the broadcast is over, but it often takes research by city employees working in specific offices.
The deceased man found on Tuesday in the basement at 1302 Memorial Boulevard has been identified as Kenneth Smotherman.
There are only a few weeks remaining to see WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion. Plus, a special evening show, "Purple Passion" presentation, and book discussion.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers continue to expand. Their Sunday afternoon training sessions are attracting new members who are interested in getting healthier, meeting friends and traveling the world.
Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, announced that its Murfreesboro host community earned a combined $715,000 in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 6,000 guest arrivals to the city in 2017.
Energy prices took a nosedive on the stock market last week and gas prices are declining as a result. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.22 per gallon.
Twenty-three local businesses have been padlocked by the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office after an investigation for allegedly selling candy containing a form of marijuana.
Rain and construction create a mess, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists areas to avoid today through February 17, 2018.
Oakland High School students, Dara Zwemer and Elizabeth Clippard have been awaded MTSU Buchanan Fellowships.
An investigation by Franklin Police and the Williamson County Sheriff's Office has landed a Murfreesboro man charged as a serial auto burglar back behind bars.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says, "There are two prices of legislation which should be near and dear to every Tennesseans heart which I am proud to say have been filed by members of our own Rutherford County delegation."
La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in an IDENTIFY THEFT crime at Wal-Mart and several businesses in the northern part of Rutherford County.
Three law enforcement officers who work for different state agencies are coming to MTSU at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (2/13/2018) to share their perspectives with students.
On Friday night the Murfreesboro square was alive with art, people and a long, but colorful dragon.
The special 14th district state senate general election is nearing, and Gayle Jordan (D) faces off against Shane Reeves (R). Call WGNS on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018 and ask them how they stand on issues that concern you. The radio broadcast is from 8:10 to 9:00AM.
After serving his first time in elected office, County Commissioner Pettus Read is once again seeking the County Commission seat for District 8 in Rutherford County.
Officer Jason McGriff's employment with the Murfreesboro Police Department was terminated on Wednesday by Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen.
The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, continue their 2017-18 season at 7:30 Monday night, February 12th, with a free concert in MTSU's Wright Music Building. The evening offers tributes honoring composers Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Leonard Bernstein.
Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee is directing $31,000 in state grant funding to Rutherford County Area Habitat (RCHFH) for to build two new homes in Rutherford County Tennessee.
Oakland High School's DECA (Distributive Education Classes) competed with other schools in the district last Friday.
The deadline for purchasing tickets to MTSU's annual homage to unsung African-American community heroes is approaching quickly.
Murfreesboro Electric Department's Amy Byers told WGNS that winds downed lines near Strike and Spare Bowling on Northwest Broad Street around 8:00 o'clock Sunday night (2/4/2018).
House Speaker Beth Harwell led a delegation of Tennessee legislators to campus Monday to learn more about Middle Tennessee State University's Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and its ongoing studies with non-psychotropic cannabinoids, which are derived from hemp.
Red Cross breakfast honors Dr. Sidney McPhee on Wednesday morning, February 21st.
Saint Thomas Health announced that its Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals have each been named one of the Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals of 2018, a recognition that speaks to the clinical and operational excellence of the heart programs at each hospital.
Tennessee GOP Chairman Scott Golden and Senate District 14 GOP Republican candidate Shane Reeves will be the featured speakers the quarterly Rutherford County Republican Party luncheon series, scheduled for noon this Thursday, February 8th, at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran looks at the construction work charts and tells what areas you should avoid today through February 10th.
Murfreesboro resident and community leader Gordon Ferguson has been named vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Edcation.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business at Its Best played to a packed ballroom Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Congratulations to Bill Jones, John Black and Teb Batey. They are being honored at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS AT ITS BEST. Phone the Chamber at 615-893-6565 to reserve your tickets.
Gov. Bill Haslam just delivered his final state of the state address, and once again, education remains a top priority for Tennessee leaders.
Art draws businesses and people to a community. Tennessee Arts Commission Executive Director Ann Pope said art is often the ingredient that sways corporations to locate in one city rather than in another.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club made a $5,000 donation to the Southeast Young Adult Book Festival at MTSU on March 10, 2018.
Tennessee gas prices rose 4-cents last week across the state, and up 8-cents in Murfreesboro. Sunday's state average of $2.40 is 15 cents more than a month ago, and 32 cents more than this time last year. Tennessee has the 10th-lowest state average in the nation. In the 'Boro gas some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.33.
A Murfreesboro man has been charged with stealing guns from a Shelbyville home.
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.
MTSU Theatre is setting the scene Feb. 1-3 for another collaboration with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival devoutly to be wished on the Tucker Theatre stage: the woes of that troubled Danish prince, Hamlet.
Do you enjoy meeting new friends, getting healthier, traveling? The Cripple Creek Cloggers are offering free lessons at the Smyrna Senior Center, 100 Raikes Street.
One of TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted was taken into custody in Marion County Friday morning. Dewayne Lee Halfacre is a suspect in a Murfreesboro robbery.
The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department has placed a burn ban in effect on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The burn ban is in effect due to high winds and low humidity in the area.
Shane Reeves wins the Republican primary against Joe Carr in the 14th State Senate special election.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of Dr. William F. Malambri at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night, February 8th, in the Wright Music Building at MTSU. This concert is presented as a part of the Wind Band Conference hosted by Middle Tennessee State University.
Walter Hill Elementary School not only fills a student's academic needs, but they also teach them the importance of a firm handshake, looking a person in their eyes when speaking, being comfortable with conversation, writing resumes and more.
Dewayne Halfacre is wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, false imprisonment and theft.
One of two suspects wanted for robbing the Almaville Market was apprehended after a pursuit Monday morning in Marion County near Chattanooga, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said.
Gas prices are having the most expensive start to the year since 2014. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.25 per gallon.
Dick Palmer will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Gala of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.
The federal government shut-down at midnight, and negotiations resume at noon Saturday (1/20/2018). Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) said, "Tennesseans elected me to make the government work for taxpayers, not to shut it down.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Finance and Personnel Committee convenes at 1:30 this coming Thursday afternoon.
The Discovery Center invites guests to learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect at its Science of Music exhibit, opened this Saturday
There was something magical in the air for the 11th Annual Rutherford Society Gala, Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Two armed suspects are sought after they were accused of robbing clerks about 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Almaville Market near Smyrna, a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant said.
We're moving through winter, and construction crews are facing challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid potential gridlock conditions today through January 27th.
There's something exciting about exploring. Whether it was through grandma's attic as a child, in untraveled parts of your community, or a visit through a new building that's under construction. Since Murfreesboro is Tennessee fastest growing community, and one of the tops in the nation--there are many treasures to be found.
Murfreesboro's Single-family permits and New Commercial development declined in 2017, but residential construction by dollar value in the same period increased 15 percent.
Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.
Condolences are coming in for the family of former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr., who passed away Tuesday. Two men who worked as assistant DA's under Dotson, Jeff Henry and Bill Whitesell, will be guests on Thursday's "Truman Show."
Saint Thomas Health is proud to announce Beth Van Gilder has joined the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.
Metro Transit Authority's Director of Community and Legislative Relations Eric Beyer told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that new state legislation may help Rutherford County solve its mass transportation problems.
Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, and here in Murfreesboro prices have remain at $2.29 per gallon.
Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.
It's nice to think about spring along with garden onions, tomatoes and the accompanying fare. The 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon to benefit Blue Raider Baseball will be in MTSU's new Student Union ballroom at 11:30AM on Friday, February second.
The 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Drs. Mary and Max Moss on January 26, 2018 in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.
The march honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starts at Central Magnet School at noon today and heads to the Patterson Community Center.
This week's commentary from MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss goes back to the old question "Does she or doesn't she"?
It takes a lot more than a toy train to keep an infant or toddler "on track." A free service from MTSU is helping parents make sure their young children are developing as they should.
Sunshine and temps around 40 made a successful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march.
The old saying "if you don't like the weather one day, wait for tomorrow" is certainly true this time of the year in the 'Boro. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran guides motorists away from congested areas today through January 20th.
More Tennessee district attornies are now a part of the joint lawsuit against prescription opioid producer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Rutherford County District Attorney General Jennings Jones is one of the original participants.
A sheriff's deputy who rescued an unresponsive man from a burning car earned Officer of the Month honors from Ford of Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating an armed robbery to a customer who was sitting in her parked car at Walmart on Memorial Boulevard.
Murfreesboro Police met a homeless male in front of Franklin Road Baptist Church around 7:45 Thursday night. When Officer Hall got out of the squad car, the subject dropped his backpack and ran. Since this was a consensual meeting, laws kept police from pursuing.
Puttin' on the Ritz at Murfreesboro's classiest event, the Fifth Annual Gatsby Party, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter. When you step into the Stones River Country Club at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, March 10, 2018, you'll be whisked back to the roaring twenties.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Training will be 9AM-1PM on January 13, 20 and 27.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating an alleged rape of a female by her step father. Will Tennessee's statutes of limitations let this sexual offender roam freely? E-mail your thoughts anonymously to WGNS.
Early voting in the special district 14 state senate primary race, the Rutherford County Election Commission has decided to close the poles for Friday, due to the icing conditions.
A blustery blast with temps in the 20's, icing and snow flurries--those were the conditions just before 8:00 o'clock Friday night (1/12/2018) when Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to 2930 Cherry Blossom Lane.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Friday into Saturday morning for Rutherford County.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
With ice and snow in the forecast, Rutherford County Schools as well as Murfreesboro City Schools are both CLOSED Friday.
A large crowd was gathered in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse on Thursday morning. Curious onlookers were slowly circling the historic Murfreesboro square trying to figure what was going on?
Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million T-DOT grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.
Two local candidates apparently have two vastly different campaign styles. That being said, it will be interesting to listen to both sides when they hit the WGNS airwaves on Friday morning at 8:10.
Late Sunday evening, Murfreesboro Police rushed to the 400 block of Castleview Drive in response to a "shots fired" call. A 20-year old died as a result of that shooting.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officials recently announced that Drs. Peter DiCorleto, James Boerner, and Tom Johns were recognized with distinguished honors at the hospital's annual board meeting.
Through the magic of radio, let's go back 71-years. It was a cold, dark night with a chill in the air. Despite the late hour, the Murfreesboro square was alive with action.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department's 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom's 'Boro's Beach had police tape around frozen areas of the pool, while hundreds carried on the tradition in 24-degree temps.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department answered a fire call just after 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon to a duplex at 2566 Concord Court.
Cold weather and home fires are on the increase. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1 and 8 and Engine 3 responded to a fire at 200 First Avenue around 12:15 Sunday afternoon.
The new week brings more normal temperatures, and that will allow construction crews an opportunity to get their projects back on schedule. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid now through January 13th.
Hang up immediately if you receive a call from the Sheriff's Office asking for payment for missing grand jury.
Calling all little princesses! What a better way to be a princess than to be surrounded by princess dresses. Wear your favorite dress or princess costume to Oakland Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" exhibit on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Joe Carr, one of the two Republican candidates vying for the 14th District State Senate seat vacated when Jim Tracy resigned, responded to a mail piece from Shane Reeves promising to forego per diem if elected.
Shane Reeves, conservative Republican candidate in the 14th senatorial district special election, announced that he will donate his per diem back to the taxpayers of the 14th district.
January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. Dr. Jason Barnett explained, "Cervical cancer is usually a slow process that starts with abnormal changes."
The move-in date for the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters has been delayed about a month due to water damage.
A political forum between 14th District State Senate Republican Primary candidates Joe Carr and Shane Reeves will be on WGNS Friday morning, January 12, 2018.
This weekend the Center for the Arts launches its 2018 season with the big Broadway musical comedy Hairspray, and this first weekend is almost sold out.
The New Year could bring you a way to lose weight, travel the world and have fun! Cripple Creek Clogger's Founder and Director Steve Cates said, "Our first teaching session will be at 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, January 14, 2018 at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center, 100 Raikes Street. 100 Everyone's are invited to attend this FREE event."
Local law enforcement has been busy in the New Year time frame. Here is the local POLICE BEAT.
Even though the holidays are behind us, keep valuables out of sight in your car.
Murfreesboro Police are seeking help from the public on a hit and run of a 21 year old Westmoreland resident.
Growth continues to be a part of this community as Amelia Joy Omohundro was the first infant to weigh-in at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The number of firearm robberies is up, and stolen guns are available on the open market. The ATF (Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms) wants the public to be aware of actions by these criminals.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed Lascassas Drug Store of three types of medications about 5:15 Friday night.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran looks ahead into the New Year. Cold weather is creating challenges at construction sites now through January 6, 2018, and motorists should avoid certain areas.
A family emergency with the facilitator of "An Introduction to Film Noir" series at the Linebaugh Public Library has been postponed to start on February 1, 2018. The series will continue to be in the Linebaugh Board Room from 6:00 to 8:30 on the first Thursday evening of each month.
Jon Dorenbos, former long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles and performing magician, is the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 20, 2018.
A new Memory Care Unit will open in Murfreesboro after the start of the new 2018 year. Terri Deal Executive Director for the Villages of Murfreesboro explains what a memory care unit is...
No, this bitterly cold weather is not a record breaker for the season, but it feels like it.
Murfreesboro Police rushed to multiple living units at 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to answer a domestic violence call.
North Murfreesboro Greenway and Walter Hill Park are closed until further notice pending an evaluation of Walter Hill Dam.
Oil prices reached new heights yesterday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices. Discounters across the 'Boro made equal 14-cent jumbs to $2.19 per gallon.
Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local author Terrance Turner for a book signing on Thursday, January 11th, from 2:00 to 6:00PM.
Founder and President of Piccolo Marketing Anna-Vija McClain will be the keynote speaker at the RUTHERFORD Cable monthly breakfast meeting from 7:15 to 9:00 o'clock on Tuesday morning, January 9, 3028. Her topic: "Hacks to Get 26 Hours in Your Day."
Rutherford County Trustee Teb Batey warns, "The new federal income tax law may affect the deductibility of your property tax payments beginning in 2018."
Welcome to the 'Boro. The first Christmas baby at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is Jameson Gavin, born at 8:26 Christmas morning.
With a trip to Honolulu and the Diamond Head Classic championship game on Saturday (12/23/2017), Middle Tennessee turned in one of their better performances of the season before falling just short to Preseason Top 10 team USC by a score of 89-84. On Christmas night (12/25/2017) Miami downed MTSU
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Down on the street corner there arose such a clatter, and Ram Balachandran told you what's the matter. Throughout the year, this traffic engineer gives warnings of traffic jams before they appear. Here's Ram's wisdom through December 30th.
LaVergne High School and Motlow State Community College have entered into a new partnership that will allow members of the class of 2020 to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.
Prayers have been answered--after three days at St. Thomas Heart, Truman Jones is home and feeling better.
WGNS Radio in Murfreesboro will broadcast a recording of The Center for the Arts' production of 'A Christmas Carol' as part of the station's holiday programming on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Popular WGNS' radio personality and long-time sheriff Truman Jones is at St. Thomas West in Nashville.
Members enrolled in the Sheriff's Senior Citizens Awareness Network may now receive transportation vouchers to doctor's visits after a $1,000 donation from the Villages of Murfreesboro.
The December discounts keep flowing at the pump. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.05 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Police are working a serious multi-vehicle crash in front of the hospital on Medical Center Parkway at Joe Knight Drive.
With the New Year, Saint Thomas Health's President & CEO Karen Springer will take on a new operations leadership role within the Healthcare Division of Ascension. Tim Adams to lead Ascension Tennessee.
The Murfreesboro City Council met in special session Monday (12/18/2017) afternoon and approved a $95,810.39 Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists to watch out for reindeers, most notably in these areas through December 23rd.
On Friday Smyrna's Tennessee Rehabilitation Center celebrated 40-years of helping others. Participating in the festivities were Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Human Services Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes, local elected officials and many others.
The ongoing Middle Tennessee Boulevard road-widening project will close both the Faulkinberry Drive and Bell Street campus entrances to traffic beginning Monday through sometime in mid-January.
In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, 2017.
Congratulations to 1,737 new BLUE RAIDER ALUMNI who were created Saturday during two commencement ceremonies in the Hale Arena at Murphy Center.
The moving Wreaths Across America tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice was held at noon this past Saturday at the Stones River National Cemetery.
Crews are feverishly working to complete the Bridge Over Broad project, while the Murfreesboro City Council is trying to secure a better suited name for the bridge.
On Thursday night, the Murfreesboro City Council adopted a resolution in support of new Murfreesboro Design Guidelines that provide framework and principles for the aesthetic character of future development.
La Vergne Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a subject wanted for questioning about an incident at Kroger's on November 22, 2017.
An older white man with a gray beard and gray/brown hair attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl Monday morning at Shirley Road and Criddle Street. Call Sheriff's Detective Tony Grissom at 615-904-3055 if you saw anything.
The state's lowest prices continue to be in Murfreesboro with several discounters offering regular gas at $2.11 per gallon.
Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes.
WGNS Recently asked Murfreesboro Police if the patrol motorcycles would be put back into service. You may recall, the motorcycles were taken out of service this past August after...
Sunshine and temps near 50 made the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade a delight for all.
While getting ready for reindeer and sleighs, many Murfreesboro construction zones will offer traffic challenges today through December 16th. Here's Ram Balachandran's list of "areas of concern".
Early Thursday morning Murfreesboro Police answered a simple assault call on Rutherford Boulevard.
On Wednesday, Murfreesboro Police investigated three vandalisms under $1,000.
The best gifts can't be bought in a store. Give the gift of life to the Red Cross this Christmas.
After attending the 2017 Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl at the University of Tennessee Knoxville last February, Oakland High School just brought the Ethics Bowl to Rutherford County.
Tis the season to keep gifts and belongings out of sight and to get in the habit of locking your cars, trucks and vans.
Remember, Murfreesboro has strong leash laws and dogs are prohibited from roaming.
Sheriff's detectives recovered several stolen trucks and a 25-foot trailer after a suspect was apprehended in a stolen truck following a pursuit Thursday in Rutherford and Wilson counties.
Sunday may indeed be Murfreesboro's best Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "Peace On Earth" and the parade starts on East Main Street at Middle Tennnessee Boulevard. It goes down East Main, around the square, onto West Main and ends on Walnut Street.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with the March 18, 2016 homicide of Donte Johnson.
MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...
The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called "Bridge Over Broad" by participating in an online web survey.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas and plenty of friends will be in the Annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon.
Registration for the City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k is now available. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 o'clock Monday morning, January 1, 2018 at Barfield Crescent Park.
La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in the robbery of the Dollar General Store.
After a somewhat volatile month for prices at the pump in November, gas prices opened December on the decline. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.13.
Around 4:00 o'clock Sunday (12/3/2017) afternoon, the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department answered a call on Versailles Road. Reports indicate that a "flash fire" involving a truck that was inside a detached garage resulted in Henry Sharber being injured.
SILVER ALERT: Murfreesboro Police have confirmed the missing 75-year old man who suffers from dementia and high blood pressure has been located.
With temperatures around 50, Santa arrived at the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Friday night.
Christmas decorations are around the area, lights adorn area homes and crews hustle to catch-up before winter sets in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid between now and December 9th.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 4, Ladder 6, and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a duplex fire at 623 Peachtree Street just before 5:30 Thursday night.
The St. Clair Senior Center has been awarded the Tennessee Federation for Aging (TFA) "Innovation Award."
In 2017, VITA volunteers filed 1,105 tax returns resulting in over $2 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.
To date, the City has received approximately 33 percent of household responses.
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.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County incurred over $663-thousand in debts for the October 28th protest on the historic square.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office THANKS THE PUBLIC for helping locate a missing 90-year old man. He has been reunited with his family.
On Thursday former Rutherford County Sheriff Chief Adminstrative Deputy Joe L. Russell, II was sentenced to 15-month on federal corruption charges.
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.
Smyrna Police are investigating an early Thursday (11/16/2017) morning burglary at Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway.
An 85-year old woman in the Mitchell-Neilson area told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at gunpoint.
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.
Sylvan Park Restaurant is re-opening at 6:30 Thursday morning (11/16/2017), after a car slammed through the wall last week.
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center has been selected as a Chick-fil-A® Foundation "True Inspiration Awards" winner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Roscoe Brown Inc., a 77-year old Murfreesboro-based home services company, announced that it has joined forces with Bart Ring of Ring Plumbing
Murfreesboro Police answered a serious personal injury accident at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night on Wilkinson Pike near Van Cleve Lane.
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.
Murfreesboro's Community Development Director John Callow won Read To Succeed's "2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee" with the word "slumgullion".
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.
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.
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.
United Way partners with the Child Advocacy Center to educate and reduce the public about child sexual abuse in the community.
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.
BULLETIN: All Rutherford County Schools will be CLOSED TODAY... Just in
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.
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.
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.
State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy has been named state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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.
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.
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 . . .
Two suspects were charged with aggravated robbery Thursday, both accused of holding up the Lascassas Market earlier in the day on Lascassas Highway...
Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students entering 1st- 12th grades on November 7, 2017 from 7:45am-11:30am.
Dimentia and Alzheimer's are diseases that strike fear. The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for MTSU on Saturday morning, November 11th.
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.
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.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect who attempted to pass counterfeit money.
Oakland High School's Kaitlin Taylor placed 3rd at the National FFA Convention for the Agriscience Fair
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.
Charles Arnold, formerly with the Murfreesboro City Schools, has been named Associate Director for Finance and Administration with the Franklin Special School District.
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.
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.
Recycle Rutherford has announced the winners to its 2017 postcard contest. The theme was "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".
After recent shootings at a nearby church, other congregations are becoming concerned. The danger obviously includes smaller gatherings, not just large groups.
The Violent Crimes Unit of the Murfreesboro Police department has issued a BOLO for 35-year old Nicholas Matthew Lee.
The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders face off against Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers for the seventh annual BLEED BLUE, BEAT WKU blood drive.
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.
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids that allows them to dress up as their favorite characters and decorate for the holiday.
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.
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.
Later this week, Rutherford County Schools will spotlight its renowned student-drama programs through a free public performance.
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).
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.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a bomb threat Sunday at O'Charley's restaurant lon the Old Fort Parkway near Sam's.
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.
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.
As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.
People continue to flow in an out of the Murfreesboro square at 3:30 Saturday (10/28/2017) afternoon.
"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...
A student has been arrested at Oakland High School after an alleged bomb threat closed down the school for the day.
The historic Murfreesboro square was closed to vehicle traffic Friday afternoon, but police allowed residents to visit downtown restaurants and walk around that evening.
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.
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.
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:
A fire broke out in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive.
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.
GENERATION UPDATE: 89-year old Fats Domino died in New Orleans on Wednesday (10/25/2017).
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.
Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.
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.
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...
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.
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.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Kathy Ferrell as its new executive director.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled HARVEST DAYS that was scheduled for this coming Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.
Murfreesboro Police have issued a SILVER ALERT on a 55-year old white male who is an insulin dependent diabetic and diagnosed schizophrenic.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police are trying to locate 37-year old Larry Dale Rogers, Jr., who was last seen Thursday at 1303 Bond Court.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorist of potential trouble spots to avoid today through October 28th.
One family business is encouraging directed conversation on October 28th.
It is a unique local tradition that a locally owned grocery store has done for years that includes two tractor trailer trucks...
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.
Two of the seven person indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury were Murfreesboro residents.
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...
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.31 per gallon , 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.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions, 9 are from Rutherford County.
The Murfreesboro City Schools have started a reading initiative called READ20. It encourages parents to read to their children 20-minutes every day.
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.
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.
The Boro Art Crawl celebrated its second anniversary Friday night as its largest turnout shopped, strolled, enjoyed delicious treats and enjoyed 70-degree temps.
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.
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.
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.
The October Boro Art Crawl celebrates it's second birthday from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Friday evening.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran surveys reports from construction crews and suggests areas motorist may wish to avoid today through October 14th.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Smyrna Police need your help in locating Logan Wallace, a suspect in the burglary of True Vine Baptist Church at 530 Carter Court.
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.
Here is an update from the American Red Cross on Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, and Mexico Earthquake
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Pearman will remain behind bars for life. However, he will be eligible for parole at age 90 in year 2073.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since her disappearance, she has been located. The Sheriff's Office sent out the following statement:
La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect. Phone 615-287-8667 or 615-287-8747.
We are now officially in the fall season, and construction sites are putting the hammer to the metal in order to be on schedule before winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jam areas to avoid between today and September 30th.
Get ready for two strange October encounters at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, 110 West College Street.
As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.
Each month when Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on WGNS, he receives a steady stream of phonecalls from area residents. Here are his September responses.
This past weekend, the Kittrell School Reunion was held at Kittrell Elementary School,
Linebaugh Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.
The La Vergne Police Department cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 75-year old Esther McDaniels. She was found in Clarksville.
A steady stream of ships delivering gasoline to Florida's ports are helping to normalize supply levels in the southeastern U.S. Prices have dropped a few center, but they're still almost 60-center higher than prior to the hurricanes.
Shortly before lunchtime Monday morning, a white male entered FirstBank on the New Salem Highway and demanded money.
Thanks to an automated kiosk, long-lines to renew your license plates are becoming a thing of the past.
Murfreesboro Electric customers along Broad and South Church Streets--including industrial areas off Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Park Avenue were without power for almost an hour Monday afternoon.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to be alert today through September 23rd.
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission submitted three names to Governor Haslam for consideration to fill the vacancy created when Circuit Court Judge Keith Siskin passed away.
The City of Murfreesboro has received the 2017 Technology Solutions Award from the Public Technology Institute for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program.
Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to build wall panels in one week at the Grove at Williamson Place. Starting at 9:00 o'clock next Saturday morning (9/23/2017), the "Build It Forward" kicks-off.
Dale Smith Thomas is keynote speaker at the Chamber's October 19th WOMEN'S CONFERENCE at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.
With Monday afternoon weather calling for wind and rain flowing through the 'Boro as a result of Hurricane Irma, Greenhouse Ministries decided it would be wise to forego Game Day 2017 being in a tent and find an inside location.
Remnants of Harvey expected to drive gas prices through the month.
Members of our community gathered around the 9/11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at noon on Monday to honor emergency responders, military and civilians who made the supreme sacrifice.
Rutherford County Fire Chief Larry Farley told WGNS, "Firefighters responded to the area of Jakes Avenue and Flat Rock Road. We had conflicting reports from an explosion to a house blew up and was fully engulfed in flames. After searching and questioning several people nothing was found..."
Saturday morning brought sunny skies with temps in the low 60s, perfect for the annual HEART WALK on the campus of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Over 1,000 walkers help to exceed the goal.
Absolutely gorgeous fall temps mixed with periods of heavy rain makes a formula for "traffic challenges". Here are Ram Balachandran's "warning spots" from now through September 16th in the 'Boro.
The annual 2017 Murfreesboro City School Foundation's Back to School Dash at Overall Creek Elementary School will be at 7:00 o'clock next Saturday morning.
On-line registration will end Friday, Sept. 29, for the 21st annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls need to act quickly to secure their place.
Monday is Patriot's Day and the public is encouraged to be at the Sheriffs Office at noon for a tribute to those who died in this terrorist attack on America.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shooting outside Victoria Secret in The Avenue of Murfreesboro. It occurred around 11:30 Saturday morning.
The perfect weekend weather made the 15th ANNUAL WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY a huge success.
A four vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad and Vine in downtown Murfreesboro around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon created a gridlock traffic situation.
It's been a longtime since the majority Murfreesboro discounters had gas prices that not only were almost identical ($2.59), but were above Nashville's and the states' average price per gallon. The week started with most local discounters offering petro for $2.59, a 50-cent increase.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts dramatically introduced its 2018 season to a packed house on Saturday night.
Many construction projects in this area are nearing their deadlines, so crews are ramping-up the work. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jams now through September 9th.
The 28th annual White Oak Craft Fair at the Arts Center of Cannon County September 9th and 10th.
Rutherford County's Habitat for Humanity is preparing for the 10th Annual Cookin' To Build that will be around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
Rain from Hurricane Harvey forces cancellation tonight (9/1/17) of Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - Makeup date is not yet confirmed.
19-year old Charles Dwight Stout, III of Murfreesboro was indicted Wednesday (8/30/2017) by a federal grand jury and charged with obstruction of justice. The charge relates to the ongoing investigation into the vandalism of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on July 10, 2017.
School Resource Officer Jimmy Sanford was arrested on charges of assault, perjury, filing a false report on Monday at Smyrna West Alternative School. He was terminated. UPDATED with Mugshot
Murfreesboro's newest senior living community opened with a packed house Thursday evening. The Villages of Murfreesboro at 2250 Willow Oak Trail held a blessing of the building, ribbon cutting...
Ralph King, a Driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, has been named STARS award recipient for August 2017.
The Murfreesboro City Council has approved appraisal services for Jones Boulevard improvements and geotechnical exploration services for the Cherry Lane Phase 2 Extension.
Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning two Murfreesboro motorcycle officers were enroute to an injury accident when something went wrong and they collided at the intersection of Northwest Broad Street and Hamilton Drive.
After Tuesday morning's minor injury crash involving two officers, the Murfreesboro Police Department has suspended the use of motorcycles until an evaluation of the program is completed.
The gasoline market opened with a bang on Sunday night. With Hurricane Harvey cutting our Texas fuel supply, discounters in the 'Boro jumped a dime to $2.09 per gallon.
Carlton family reunion, Rockvale Store and Rockvale Historical Society this coming Saturday at the Eagleville Community Center.
Tourism in Rutherford County continues to grow at an impressive rate.
Just after 5:30 Monday night, Murfreesboro firefighters responded to a blaze at the Aspen Heights Apartments on Old Castle Drive.
Another welcome tradition at the Middle Tennessee State University's Fall Faculty Meeting is the annual presentation of the MTSU Foundation Awards.
With dozens of on and off-campus volunteers assisting them, thousands of new and returning MTSU students moved in to campus Friday (Aug. 25th).
We have another update on the Murfreesboro Greenway as the next phase of construction begins...
Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest number of workers who don't have jobs in Tennessee.
The kickoff for the "2018 Rutherford Society Gala" was held Thursday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.
The Tennessee Trial Court Vacancy Commission will meet in Murfreesboro to interview 7 candidates who wish to be considered for the vacancy created with the death of Judge Keith Siskin.
Solar energy is a great resource for power, but not necessarily the best in Rutherford County. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains...
The Insight Counseling Center's annual luncheon was held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church.
37-year old Benjamin Brenton-Munoz of 1130 Stratus Drive here in Murfreesboro was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle crash early last Saturday morning on Southeast Broad Street.
In her new role as high school coordinator for Rutherford County Schools, Dr. Kay Martin eager to share her vast knowledge, experience to serve students and families.
Motorists did not have to wait until fall to see gas prices move lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.01.
UPDATED PHOTOS: Murfreesboro went dark around 1:30 Monday afternoon as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse breezed across our city at 1,800 miles per hour.
Thousands of people descended upon Middle Tennessee State University for the Great Tennessee Eclipse Monday (Aug. 21), knowing that it was a good chance they wouldn't be around for the next total eclipse over this area -- five-plus centuries from now.
Jerry Lewis, the legendary actor, comedian and director, has died, his agent confirmed to CBS News. He was 91.
On Saturday morning Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism to city streets call on Meigs Drive.
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning on Manchaster Pike.
Traffric Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that prime construction weather will be with us for a few more months, and so will traffic jams. His road warnings for today through August 26th are growing.
Beauty gets a lot more social in the 'Boro this week as, The Social Chair, Murfreesboro's first premier blowout bar, opens its doors to the public on Tuesday in The Fountains at Gateway.
On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.
Lead actor in the Center's production of "Pirates of Penzance", Mark David Williams, returned to the stage on Friday night after a 15-year hiatus due to a tragic drunk-driving car crash.
MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House for hiring veterans.
Murfreesboro Rotary Club is forming an evening club with its inaugural meeting set for 6:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening at the Gondolier Restaurant, 219 Northwest Broad Street.
Monday afternoon's total solar eclipse is more than a once in a lifetime opportunity. In fact, this is the first like this for Tennessee since 1749. Dr. Craig McCabe warns to wear the proper eye protection to watch the eclipse.
Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 65 year old Doris Bean from Alabama. She was quickly located.
Have you ever driven the quilt trail that takes you out Bradyville Pike, through Readyville and back to Murfreesboro along Halls Hill Pike?
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a house fire at 1428 Bradyville Pike around 3:17 Friday afternoon.
Family lost everything in a Friday night blaze at 418 Tessa Court.
Some of the August questions that were phoned to Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland during his radio broadcast took extra research. Here is what the mayor discovered.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is expanding the use of its mounted patrol for crowd control at football games, shopping centers and even communities.
A convicted felon who fired a handgun at two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies is now serving a 20-year prison sentence. 25-year old Mason Deforrest of Richland Road was charged with attempted murder of Lt. Kenneth Barrett and Cpl. Nick Coble last October.
Riverdale High School's Marcus Pendleton is competing in ABC's "Boy Band" television show. The 16 year old junior is one of 30 vying in front of celebrities for the position.
The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during Thursday night's (8/17/2017) special meeting.
As for fear, she worries about her safety the most. She worries about being killed more than being dirty.
The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters concluded its 2017 Annual Conference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Wednesday by presenting the Distinguished Service Award to Whit Adamson.
Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church is doing a series on "communinity involvement" on Wednesday evenings. On Wednesday night, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Economic Development Brian Hercules retail sales in Rutherford County are fourth for the entire state.
On Tuesday, PAWS Public Relations and Media Specialist Lindsay Frierson told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that the local animal adoption group's Reading To The Animals program is about to grow.
Toot's Good Food and Fun is about to begin construction of their fourth restaurant here in Rutherford County.
Radio and television broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are in Murfreesboro for the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters' Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Prices at the pump are holding steady, declining only fractions of a penny over the weekend. Some 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.04 per gallon for regular gas.
The Jesse C. Beesley Animal Foundation conducted its Annual Blessing of the Pets this past Saturday, and it was a huge success.
Several hundred persons gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Sunday evening voicing opposition to the violence that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The tenth fastest growing city in the U.S.A. obviously has lots of construction, and that brings challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through August 19th.
On Saturday morning, MTSU's Murphy Center was filled with laughter, cheering and a few tears as 791 new alumni were created with the awarding of diplomas during the summer commencement.
The City of Eagleville will host a day long, downtown street festival on Saturday, September 23rd is the first weekend of Fall, and the folks in Eagleville will celebrate with its annual downtown street festival.
Oaklands Mansion kicks off the first weekend of the fall season with its third-annual Oktoberfest 5:00 until 9:00 on Saturday evening, September 23rd.
MTSU's Center for Health & Human Services is taking aim at the obesity crisis in Tennessee as part of a new statewide organization.
We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro at the Highway 99 / Warrior Drive intersection on Friday (8/11/17)...
As summer comes to a close and the leaves begin to turn, children across the country are packing up their backpacks and returning to school.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will offer two special events this weekend at Barfield Crescent Park.
Nearly 800 MTSU students are preparing to accept their hard-earned degrees at the university's summer 2017 commencement ceremony, set this Saturday inside Murphy Center.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is offering girls more opportunities than ever to explore technology, arts, robotics and science.
The importance of being aware of students and school zones came into focus Wednesday afternoon when a student was hit by a car on Warrior Drive.
Gas prices are mostly climbing around the country. After rising 6 cents in the past week, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.14 on Sunday. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week at $2.02 per gallon, and a few were at $2.04.
On Friday evening (8/4/2017), Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold was inducted as president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.
The giant girders connecting the north and south sides of the Bridge Over Broad are installed, and traffic is given a green light in all directions.
Much construction is creating traffic challenges, especially around the historic business district. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots between now and August 12th.
Dr. Carol M. Swain will be the guest speaker at the quarterly Rutherford County GOP Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, August 15 with the message of "How to be the People who Reclaim a Nation".
Twenty-three people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County, two less than the same time last year, said Tony Burnett of the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
Passing storms reduced the turnout at Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly Friday Night Live concert on the east side of the historic courthouse.
Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman reports that the city has reached a contractual agreement with the White family to purchase the wetlands behind Oaklands Mansion.
Many have noticed that suicides are up in the Murfreesboro area. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the police department stated...
Gas prices saw another round of increases last week. A few 'Boro discounters started the week at $1.98.
Construction projects are in high-gear and traffic challenges are throughout the city. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through August 5th.
Remember, all directions of the BRIDGE OVER BROAD are closed to traffic until 6:00AM Monday (7/31/2017) morning.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers returned home July 24th after successful performances in Croatia.
UPDATE: The celebration of life for The Honorable Keith Siskin will be August 12 at World Outreach Church. Visitation with the family at 9AM and service at 10AM.
Gas prices have been on a rollercoaster ride this summer. In the 'Boro, some discounters are offering regular gas for $1.97 per gallon.
Hot time, as summer in the city ramps-up construction projects and creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warms 'Boro motorists of places to avoid now through July 29th.
Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.
Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?
Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.
As the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their golden anniversary, they are performing in Croatia. The local folk dance troupe shares the Appalachian style of old-time dancing with audiences around the world.
In 2013, John Bouavong was shot and killed outside of a Smyrna eatery. The man was thought to have been caught in the crossfire of a group fighting outside the Souksavahn Restaurant on Almaville Road.
Steel girders are now protruding from both the Old Fort Parkway and Memorial Boulevard sides of the Bridge Over Broad project. Plans call for shutting down all directions of traffic for two=weekends to connect the girders.
On the mayor's radio show, whenever a listener phones-in a question that needs research, Mayor Shane McFarland searches for the answer. Here are the mayor's responses to questions received on July 12, 2017.
Two MTSU scholars are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship for women who aspire to enter the computer field.
Linebaugh Public Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.
According to a loss prevention employee, the subject allegedly stole two Apple TV receivers, a Garmin GPS unit, a Google home Wi-Fi system, a speaker sound bar and ironically, a security camera system.
If you're interested in the proposed improvements to Brinkley Road, the City of Murfreesboro is conducting a public informational meeting at the Blackman Community Club from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening (7/18/2017). The club is located at 4310 Manson Pike.
A challenging traffic week ahead and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through July 22nd.
Stepfather convicted for his role in murdering his 7-year-old son in Christiana, TN in 2004 will be before a parole board in October of this year. The man will be asking for release.
Stanley Smith was shot and killed in 1977. His body was later found on the grounds of the Stones River Battlefield near an old home on Van Cleave Lane.
The new fiscal year for Rutherford County, Tennessee began July 1st. Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says the proposed tax rate is $2.68 per $100 in value.
Rutherford County Democratic Party Chairman Matt Ferry says that the organization that he is with stands out strongly against acts of hate crimes in this community.
Fire Marshall Carl Peas' has completed his investigation into the Sunday night fire in the wresting building at Blackman Middle School. He ruled the incident "ACCIDENTAL" and reports that the detached structure is a total loss.
If you haven't seen "Ragtime", and enjoy American history and musicals--you don't want to miss it, you will want to check this one out at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. The production continues with Sunday matinees at 2:00PM and 7:30PM evening shows on Friday and Saturday through July 23rd.Â
Surveillance video at the Rutherford County Courthouse shows a man breaking into the historic building early Sunday morning. The suspect is believed to be driving a newer model Volvo with a sunroof.
Sears Holdings announced Friday that 43 more stores will be closed in the U.S. this year. Murfreesboro is not on the list, and the only Tennessee store is a Kmart in Jackson.
Hot summer weather and construction, create traffic jams and frustrated motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about potential areas to avoid today through July 15th.
The 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is underway at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. Record crowds attended Friday's shows where Billy Henson was honored. Saturday is expected to attract an even larger audience.
Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE drew another crowd to the east side of the courthouse with the music of Entice.
Single-family residential detached permits in Murfreesboro continue their upward trend in 2017.
Tennessee's Cripple Creek Cloggers, headquartered in Murfreesboro, will represent the U.S. in the International Folk Festival in Zagreb, Croatia during July 17th through the 24th.
Nationally, Independence Day travelers enjoyed the lowest fuel prices in decades. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters offered regular gas at $1.83 per gallon.
The Rockvale Historical Society hosted its first Checkers Tournament at the 91st Annual July 4th 2017 Rockvale Picnic.
Last Friday the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department began responding to medical calls with Advanced Life Support capabilities.
Greenhouse Ministries' Founder Cliff Sharp will have a book signing from 10AM to 1PM next Tuesday (7/18/2017) at the Linebaugh Library. He will be signing and selling copies of his book, Cliff's Notes.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on July 7th through the 23rd.
It took about a year to complete the massive renovations at the St. Clair Street Senior Center, but now it has re-opened to serve residents who are 60-years of age or older.
After 33-years, popular choral director Valeria DeHoff is retiring from Middle Tennessee Christian School.
If there is a group who know about firework's safety, it's the ATF--the bomb people. Here are there tips . . .
MTSU Alum Jamie Butera is the woman behind a successful construction and development business is using an MTSU education to build a new life for herself.
State Representative Dawn White announced that she will be a candidate for the District 13 State Senate seat in the August 2018 Republican Primary. That position is currently held by Bill Ketron, who is seeking the Rutherford County Mayor position.
Sizzlin' weather is back this week and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro Motorists where to avoid hot tempers in traffic jams now through July 8th.
Some things age well with time. Checkers, family games like a three-legged race, food and fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Rockvale for ninety-one years.
The grand re-opening of the St. Clair Street Senior Center is set for 2:00 to 4:30 Friday afternoon, July 28th.
Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning's six-vehicle crash at the intersection of Fortress and John R. Rice Boulevards (Manson Pike) here in Murfreesboro is believed to have started at a Franklin, Tennessee church.
The Cold Case Unit at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has teamed with the TBI to open a 40-year old murder case. On March 25, 1977, the body of 26 year old Stanley Smith was found in an abandoned house off Van Cleve Lane, near the battlefield.
Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Since June 1, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07, 9 cents less than the same period last year, and the lowest since 2005 ($2.03). Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon. That's a 10-cent drop from the previous week.
The Central Magnet School "Great Race" team pulled into Cannonsburgh for their lunch break shortly after noon.
The lazy, crazy days of summer are upon us and construction jobs are rolling--thus traffic is jamming! City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid between today and July 1st.
The high winds and rain that blew across Rutherford County Friday afternoon left a rash of crumpled finders in the wake. There were numerous vehicle crashes in all parts of the area.
The ARRL amateur radio Field Day will take place this Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna. The public is encouraged to drop by and see how ham radio is not only a great hobby, but serves as a worldwide emergency link when needed.
Murfreesboro's John L. Batey and Jerry Dement will be honored at the FARM TO TABLE dinner Sunday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.
The 16-year old Murfreesboro youth who was reported missing on last week, is now "safe and sound" at home.
Saint Thomas Health has notified 2,859 patients about a breach of patient health information that was discovered in April.
Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law the Ken and Made Tullis Suicide Prevention Training Act of 2017. The law is schedule to take effect January 1, 2020.
The two escapees from Georgia who were captured here in Rutherford County last Thursday evening (6/15/17), appeared in a Putnam County, Georgia court Wednesday. The prosecutor indicated that he would seek the death penalty.
A special celebration at the MTSU Creamery on Guy James Road officially opened new opportunities for students studying in the School of Agri-business and Agri-science.
For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting...
Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year. Tennessee gas prices should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week.
Our news partner in neighboring Manchester (WMSR) reports there was a Monday afternoon shooting at the courthouse. Two deputies were shot, and an inmate ran, later shooting and killing himself.
It's construction season, and that means blocked traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about "hot spot" areas to avoid between today and June 24th.
Saturday is the final day to enjoy the talents of dance troupes at International FolkFest. Free performances 8:30 Saturday morning until 12:30PM around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The final performance is Saturday night at 6:00PM in the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Both Saturday performances are free.
Murfreesboro Police have issued a MISSING-RUNAWAY JUVENILE ALERT for a 16-year old white male.
A new Atlanta Braves signee has Murfreesboro connections. Vanderbilt Pitcher Kyle Wright was signed. He also received a $7-million bonus.
Main Street Murfreesboro continues to improve the look of this city's historic district, while bringing shoppers into the unique area.
Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Do you have a love for local history? The Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield are having an open house at the visitor's center starting at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday evening (6/22/2017).
Patrick Hale lives in the home where the two convicted felons were arrested Thursday night. The 35-year old pharmaceutical rep wanted to set the records straight.
Members of the local Democratic Party have announced that they will be at the Rutherford County courthouse 11:30 this coming Friday morning to discuss the Republican's health care bill.
It's travel time, and a TSA Pre-Check will speed you through the airport lines. The TSA bus is in front of Bonefish Grill at 500 N. Thompson Lane through Friday (5/16/2017). They will be opening an office in that shopping center.
ATF reports that break-ins to gun stores is on the increase, as a Mt. Juliet dealer has 16 handguns stolen.
Are you a ham radio operator? If you are, would you be interested in serving our community during times of weather emergencies and other disaster related events?
Two MTEMC linemen from the Murfreesboro team were a part of the 20th Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo in Huntsville, Alabama on June 9th and 10th.
Tennessee gas prices are falling after oil prices suffered big losses during the week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week at $1.98 per gallon.
This coming Friday, Feed America First, a local hunger relief organization based out of Murfreesboro, will move into a new home at 319 Murfreesboro Street.
When you look over police reports, you discover the good, the bad and the ugly about a community. Here's a small sampling of some calls local officers have made over the past few days.
Linebaugh Public Library System will host the Digital Bookmobile National Tour from 11:00 o'clock Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning until 5:00 that evening in the Belk parking lot at the Avenue of Murfreesboro.
Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI) has opened a Murfreesboro office in Suite F at 3053 Medical Center Parkway.
Tennessee's housing market in the first quarter of 2017 is strong and stable, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
The 35th Annual International FolkFest officially began Monday night with a Welcome Party at the Grove at Williamson Place.
In celebration of Wilson Bank & Trust's 30th anniversary, the annual Summer Fest and Antique Car Show was held Sunday at Central Magnet School.
Year four of MTSU's partnership with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival closed Sunday, and multimedia students left with many hands-on experiences.
A stabbing occurred in the Southridge area off South Church Street around 9:00 o'clock Saturday evening.
It's back--The Cripple Creek Cloggers is hosting the thirty-fifth International Folkfest. Steve Cates will be on the WGNS Action Line Tuesday morning (6/13/2017) from 8:10-8:35AM.
Spring is in the air and road projects are full throttle. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the 'Boro Crystal Ball and shares where motorists should avoid between now and June 17th.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Ladders 6, 7, and 8 and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a fire call at 2511 Gilbert Street around 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Nationally, gas prices went up two cents when compared to a week ago. That's exactly what happened in Murfreesboro as well.
As in the past, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland researches answers for the questions that residents phone to him on his WGNS' radio broadcast. He received two questions dealing with traffic issues on Thompson Lane.
Another shooting in Murfreesboro. At 7:09 Sunday evening Murfreesboro police received a call about a shooting at the College Grove Apartments at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.
Summer's back in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential "hot spots" now through June 10th.
Thirty-three Buchanan Elementary School students captured 8th place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program national competition.
Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will partner with Ole South Properties to create Habitat's Home Builders Blitz this coming Wednesday (6/7/2017) morning.
The Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN TOUR is giving new ideas to area residents on Saturday and Sunday.
For those who suffered financial losses as a result of last year's drought, you might be eligile for an SBA Federal disaster loan. The deadline to file is Saturday, July 3, 2017.
The Discovery Center had a perfect evening for their Secret Garden Party at the home of Ellen & Paul Wilson, 1001 East Main Street.
Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE rocked the 'Boro Friday night, and the SATURDAY MARKETPLACE is all around the courthouse Sunday morning from 8:00AM to noon.
This is a busy weekend for MAIN STREET MURFREESBORO. That's the organization that continues to do such a phenomenal job of preserving our local historical architecture. This weekend they bring crowds to the historic square with the season's opening FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE and SATURDAY MARKETPLACE.
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.11 on Memorial Day. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter was offering regular gas at $2.01.
There will be an organizational meeting for SAVE OAKLANDS WETLANDS at 6:30 this coming Thursday evening (6/1/2017) in meeting room A at the Patterson Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.
Chinese owned AMC Entertainment has been given the greenlight by the Department of Justice to complete plans to purchase Carmike Cinemas, including one theatre in Murfreesboro and a second that's under construction.
On Friday (5/26/2017) the City of Murfreesboro notified Room in the Inn of the City's decision to not renew its lease agreement with the homeless shelter.
Central Magnet School students Matt Norman, Jacob Hendrixson, Joey Hughes, Hunter Jones and Chris Johnson are the team keeping a 1953 Pontiac Chieftan on America's backroads for The Great Race from Florida to Michigan.
City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran fine-tunes his crystal ball and shows where to avoid traffic jams now through June 3rd.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee is proud of five Rutherford County residents, who graduated with honors during the university's spring 2017 commencement ceremonies.
The Urgent Care Clinic at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center has temporarily moved to building 117, room 114, so that renovation can be done. Patient check-in is now in the main ground-level lobby of Building 3.
Peter and the Starcatcher opens this coming Friday (6/2/2017) at the Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury.
Here we grow again! NewsRadio WGNS spoke with Sharon Qualls in the Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department, and she gave an update on several construction projects around the Heart of Tennessee.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 438 E State Street aroundmorning.
Jump-in, the water's perfect at the 'Boro Beach. The pool Is open 10:00AM to 4:30PM on Saturday and Monday (Memorial Day).
Oran Puckett and Tyronzel Boyd are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing their current whereabouts or having contact with them is encouraged not to approach and immediately call Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311 or their local police.
Although time has changed what some people feel the Memorial Day is about, it is a federal holiday to honor American soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice. The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance is going on until dusk on Monday, Memorial Day.
This is the 9th year the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club has sponsored the Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance. It's now through Memorial Day at the Grove at Williamson Place, across from the Avenue.
Swedish based IKEA announced that it plans on constructing a 341,000 square foot facility that will be accessible from a new Hickory Hollow Parkway interchange, just north of the Rutherford County line.
Oakland High School graduate Kiley Dibble was awarded the Past District Governor's Scholarship by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.
Murfreesboro police say the 20-year old man shot to death on Tuesday (5/23/2017) has been identified as Jaylin Juan Pritchard from Memphis.
While other media report that this is Murfreesboro third murder in 2017, WGNS feels the real fact is "this is the city's third murder in 19 days".
Murfreesboro Police issued a SILVER ALERT on 88-year old Robert Keeler Sisco. GOOD NEWS: He was located in Warren County around 10PM Wednesday night and has been reunited with his family.
The groundbreaking for Linebaugh Library's Technology Engagement Center took place in the lunch hour on Tuesday (5/23/2017) at the rear of the Hobgood Elementary School campus.
The ATF in conjunction with the La Vergne Police Department and NSSF have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Specialty Arms in La Vergne.
Ram's reports on potential traffic jam's increases with the temperature. Here is his list of places that 'Boro motorists might choose to avoid between today and May 27th.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Engines 1 and 3, Ladder 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 907 Temple Court around 1:30 Saturday morning (5/20/2017).
Oaklands Mansion and the Middle Tennessee Magic Club have joined together to offer a special treat for fathers. On Sunday, June 18th.
The Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic welcomes Dr. Matthew deShazo. In addition, they donated over $9,000 to put defibrillators in neighboring Cannon County schools.
Almost like waving a wand over the downtown area, the sounds of a bustling city seemed to fade into the background with the tolling of a bell precisely at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning (5/18/2017). That's when the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony took place on the Civic Plaza in front of the Murfreesboro City Hall.
Residents want answers now about the large number of shootings, with two being homicides, that have occurred in residential areas around MTSU in recent weeks.
The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro made a $2,000 grant to help underwrite the ecological work of daylighting Town Creek as it flows between the Murfree Spring wetland and Cannonsburgh.
Another shooting in the 'Boro, and this one was at the Gateway Apartments near MTSU.
Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.96 per gallon. Across Tennessee gas prices declined 2.5 cents in the past week.
The new Villages of Murfreesboro is opening July 8th. It is a different type of senior living community that is located at 2550 Willow Oak Trail, near the Avenue of Murfreesboro.
This is the season when the weather is close to perfect. That also allows construction projects to catch-up on lost time.
The VA TN Valley Healthcare Outreach for Women Veterans is holding its inaugural Women Veterans Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Army National Guard Armory, 2350 Armory Drive, Murfreesboro.
Tennessee Firearms Association's Executive Director John Harris said, "It's not certain at this point how much progress or damage that they did to your rights as recognized by the 2nd Amendment and guaranteed by the Constitution this year.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Audit and Compliance Committee will meet at 2:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday afternoon (5/17/2017).
The latest Middle Tennessee State University Global Commerce report shows foreign investment into Tennessee business and industry dropped slightly last year, but remained "healthy" and "substantial."
Professor Michael Sherr, chair of the MTSU Department of Social Work, sat among his colleagues in the James E. Walker Library conference room Thursday to discuss why students need hands-on experience no matter what field of study.
There was a multi-vehicle accident with injuries in the 11:00 o'clock hour Saturday morning.
"Free Day In May" was celebrated Saturday at Oaklands Mansion at 900 Maney Avenue.
Murfreesboro's public transportation system celebrates a decade of service. The city had planned a celebration on Friday, but due to expected rainy weather, has decided to change the date to May 19th.
Stacey D. Woodroof, MBA, will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as Chief Financial Officer.
On Tuesday (5/9/2017) Smyrna Police officers and two members of the Rutherford County EMS SORT Team executed search warrants at two Smyrna locations.
The Murfreesboro City Schools held an "Employee Recognition Celebration" Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.
The Rutherford County Farmers Market opens this Friday morning (10/12/2017) and are open every Tuesday and Friday from 7:00AM until noon, through October.
Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, there was a two vehicle crash with injuries on South Church Street.
Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church at 6:00 o'clock tonight (Tuesday, 5/9/2017). The event is free and open to the public,
Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, a maintenance crew's truck caught on fire in the front lawn of Northfield Elementary School.
Beginning Monday, May 22nd, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center will have consistent hours seven days a week. It will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. daily.
A two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the 6:00 o'clock hour on Thompson Lane slowed the traffic on the roadway even more.
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.12 on Sunday, the lowest in more than a month. Pump prices dropped 3 cents in the past week, and prices should drift even lower this week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.
Let's see--is this "Blackberry Winter", "Dogwood Winter"--whatever it is, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says it impacts construction.
MTSU's 372 newest graduate degree recipients joyfully celebrated their years of educational accomplishment Friday, May 5, with some heartfelt advice from a longtime psychology professor. Undergraduate degrees will be celebrated at 9:00AM and 2:00PM Saturday.
Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1085/HB 1111, a measure widely dubbed the "LGBT Erasure" bill, into law.
With 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men experiencing rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives, Murfreesboro's Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has made its sexual assault treatment program a key priority over the past 10 years.
Paula Barnes, who will be 67 in October, is retiring from her position as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services. She's been with Rutherford County Schools for 38 years and has spent more than 42 years in education.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that it will be accepting grant applications for "food waste diversion" through June 30, 2017.
"Asian Culture Night" from 6:00 to 8:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (5/11/2017) at Black Fox Elementary School, 1753 S. Rutherford Boulevard. This event is free and open to the public.
From May 8-12, Goodwill is celebrating Goodwill Week. For 115 years, Goodwill has worked in communities to help people get back to work and support their families.
Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church this coming Tuesday (5/9/2017) evening at 6:00.
Cools temps and a drizzle on Friday night didn't slow the beginning of the 21st Annual Main Street Jazz Fest on the Historic Murfreesboro town square.
What mood are you in? Select the patch describing that feeling from Insight Counseling Center's Mood Walls that are located around our community.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has been sentenced to four-years in prison. The ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen came down Thursday.
Local non-profit Barnabas Vision honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, along with Scott Walker at the organization's Tuesday evening gathering.
Tennessee gas prices declined for the 10th consecutive day on Sunday. They dropped 3-cents in Murfreesboro, and some discounters opened the week with regular gas selling for $2.03 per gallon.
Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro will gather for an official Grand Opening ceremony for the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park.
Tennesseans interested in preserving their local heritage now have an easier way to request help from MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation.
Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.
There will be a "Drug Take Back" event starting at 8:00 o'clock this Saturday morning and continuing until noon in the rear of the Murfreesboro Police Annex Building.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is partnering with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro for an exciting one-day "Panel Build" event .
Dr. Liz Rhea, retired radiologist and community philanthropist, is the recipient of the 2017 Rutherford ATHENA Award.
Warm weather and many construction projects are in full swing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential travel zones to avoid today through May 6th.
In neighboring Wilson County the arrest of an Old Hickory man on a drug-related charges involving heroin took place.
Murfreesboro City Schools is accepting applications for peer models for the Integrated Preschool program at Black Fox and Northfield Elementary.
The streets of downtown Murfreesboro were filled with local hometown heroes on a rainy Friday last week (4/21/2017) as the Child Advocacy Center hosted the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.
Saint Thomas Health is hosting a special health screening from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning (4/29/2017) until 2:00 that afternoon at Hobgood Elementary School, 307 South Baird Lane.
Figures just released show Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment rate in the entire state.
Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence will conclude the academic year by expressing themselves through their original poems, storytelling and music. The Lavinia Project will conduct a year-end reading at 6:30 this Thursday night at Just Love Coffee.
Murfreesboro resident Philip Garcia was elected vice president of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., at its annual stockholders' meeting.
Tennessee gas prices reached $2.18 on Thursday - the highest daily average since June 2016. In Murfreesboro prices were up a penny to $2.06 when compared to last week's price for regular gas.
From the standpoint of Mother Nature, Saturday was a perfect Earth Day in Murfreesboro.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Lebanon woman who is charged with trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.
Rainfall mixed with construction has created areas that create challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid through April 29th.
It may look like a ride you might find on Mario Cart, but engineering students at Central Magnet School hope to use a recent car donation to apply lessons they learn in the classroom.
The Army's Golden Knights precision parachute team will honor MTSU's commitment to student veterans this coming Tuesday by inviting President Sidney A. McPhee and retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber to join them for a tandem parachute jump.
As a part the changes that allow MTSU to be control is destiny, The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announced that the Finance and Personnel Committee will meet at 1:30 Monday afternoon to study recommendations for approval of policies and discussion of budget, tuition and fees.
On Friday afternoon detectives arrested Tristin Long for the robbery of an individual at his East Sevier Street. residence on Wednesday afternoon.
Recycle Rutherford to hold it's Annual Meeting at 7:00 o'clock Monday (4/24/17) night in the second floor courtroom of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the public square. Botanist Janie Becker is the guest speaker.
Rutherford County's second Habitat ReStore is now open! It's at 415 Nissan Drive in the Gillsville Family Shopping Center in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Acting on a tip received by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late Wednesday night, authorities in Siskiyou County, California have rescued Elizabeth Thomas and arrested Tad Cummins, after locating the pair at a rural cabin in Cecilville early Thursday (4/20/2017) morning.
Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening (4/19/2017), Murfreesboro Police rushed to the intersection of North Highland and Forrest Street on a call about a fight and shots being fired.
The basic structure of the Bridge Over Broad project is visibly taking shape. Lane shifts are now in place that will continue until the project is completed this coming December.
Gas prices seemed to find level ground over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. Many local discounters offered gas at $2.07 per gallone, but we found one at $2.05.
A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Cainsville Pike in the Lascassas area. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says she was ejected from the vehicle.
On Sunday Murfreesboro Police arrested 40-year old Greg Merrilees. He is suspect in a string of recent hotel-motel robberies.
Rachel Jones will direct the next Murfreesboro Center for the Arts production of "Ragtime". Auditions are Sunday, May 7th and Monday, May 8th. Auditions will start at 6:30pm on both days.
Linebaugh Public Library System is proud to announce that the Friends of Smyrna Public Library and the Linebaugh Library Foundation were recognized at the Tennessee Library Association's annual conference in Knoxville last week.
Spring is in the air, and construction crews are roaring ahead. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid between today and April 22nd.
La Vergne Police need your help in identifying this suspect.
The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th.
Here's an update on the tragic death of a highway worker who was killed Thursday night here in Murfreesboro. 31-year old John M. Gray, III was killed when hit by a vehicle on I-24 eastbound, near the Joe B. Jackson Parkway exit.
FREE shred event, sponsored by the local Better Business Bureau and MaxShred, will take place Saturday, April 22nd.
A road worker was killed around 5:15 Thursday night on I-24 eastbound (toward Chattanooga) near Joe B. Jackson Parkway.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend this past March will see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury.
A 47-year-old Wilson County man will face the courts in Rutherford County on April 27th for allegedly killing a local resident on One Mile Lane...
A deputy from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was involved in a shooting shortly before 3:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon on Double Springs Road.
It has been eight years since the Good Friday tornado outbreak slammed Murfreesboro, which damaged more than 800 buildings, completely destroying more than 100 others and killing a mother and her nine week old daughter.
Gas prices are rising across the country. Here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.
Siegel Middle School's baseball "field of dreams" is now a reality.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director stressed leadership qualities -- but not on-the-job stress in solving crimes -- in a talk with MTSU students, faculty and staff at the Omicron Delta Kappa True Blue Leadership Day.
As you recall, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam restructured the state's higher education facilities, giving each more control over their destiny. MTSU's inaugural board of trustees meeting is slated for the new Student Union Building at 2:30 Monday afternoon (4/10/2017).
There was a heartwarming homecoming Saturday in Unionville as the 6-year old victim of a tragic crash here in Murfreesboro returned home from specialized treatment.
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid here in Murfreesboro between today and April 15th.
The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1:30 this coming Tuesday afternoon at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 N. Rutherford Boulevard.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department held a free EASTER EGG event this past weekend and a second hunt will be Easter Weekend...
More funny money continues to steal goods and services from local residents.
Thirteen of Middle Tennessee State University's marketing and communications efforts were recently honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
On Thursday (4/6/2017) volunteers combed the woods from Barfield Crescent Park to areas around Tiger Hill searching for Devin Bond. Nothing was found.
Nearly 150 volunteers from the community will be gathering to complete 17 projects that benefit community organizations for United Way's Days of Action.ckly.
UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.
Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee hosted a Tuesday evening reception at their home for retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner.
All signs point to higher gas prices. Gasoline demand is surging while inventories are beginning to slip. Since last week alone, gas prices in the 'Boro have exploded from $1.92 to $2.06. That's a whooping 14-cents in a seven day period.
The Society of St. Andrew donated a thousand of potatoes to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank. It was a part of that organization's "Potato Drop" in Nashville.
"A Streetcar Named Desire" runs this coming week (April 6-9, 2017) in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
Students beginning kindergarten in 2017 and their parents are invited to preview day at the Murfreesboro City School to which they are zoned.
As the pollen index climbs, so do motorist challenges brought-on by construction jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in Murfreesboro today through April 8th.
Athletic contests, "A Streetcar Named Desire" performances, 170 available open classes, Senior Day, reunions and more await MTSU alumni and friends of the university during the sixth Alumni Spring Showcase, April 7-15, 2017.
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees, created as part of Gov. Bill Haslam's FOCUS Act that became law last year, will hold its inaugural meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 10th.
The Friends of India Association of Murfreesboro (FIAM) have elected new officers for 2017.
A local businessman who quenched the thirst of many passed away. Herman Clark Water Wells' owner passed away Wednesday 3/30/2017) surrounded by family at a Nashville hospital.
Around 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office rushed to One Mile Lane near Smyrna on a call about a deceased man.
At 2:50 Saturday (3/25/2017) afternoon, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.
Motorists saw modest movement at the gas pump last week. The new week opened in Murfreesboro with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.
Spring is in the air, and with all of the construction in our city--Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and April 1st.
When seniors from Blackman and Holloway high schools go to school on Thursday, April 6th, they may come home with a new job. Through a partnership with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Blackman is hosting the county's first "High School Hiring Fair" for graduating seniors.
There's a run to raise awareness and funds for the Child Advocacy Center on April Fool's Day in neighboring Woodbury. Traffic will come to a brief stop as jesters of all ages take to the streets in support of child abuse victims for the first annual Cannon Runs for Children 5K Run/Walk.
Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.
On Tuesday evening the Murfreesboro Planning Commission heard comments from the public about "The North Highland Avenue" and "Historic Bottoms" projects. After discussion, the commission unanimously adopted both plans. It now goes to the city council for study.
Fire Chief Mark Foulks told Murfreesboro Rotary Club members that plans are nearing to improve the department's ISO rating to the highest level.
Several proposed bills that are in a legislative committee in the state of Tennessee are the focus of debates by LGBT groups. LGBT is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. Here in Murfreesboro, prices at some discounters fell 7-cents, opening Monday (3/20/2017) with regular gas at $1.86.
The first Boro Yoga Fest was held this past Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Lane Agri Park. Over eighty people participated in the all-day yoga at 316 John R. Rice Boulevard.
St. Patrick's Day had special meaning in Murfreesboro this year. The 7th Annual Bald In The 'Boro along with Brave The Shave at Riverdale High School, both raised money to fund childhood cancer research.
Last year, over halve of Cannon County's child abuse cases were related to exposure to parental drug abuse. A 5K Run/Walk is set for April 1st at Woodbury's Dillon Park.
Rutherford County's contribution to musical culture officially opens 4:00 to 6:00pm this Tuesday (3/21/2017) at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street. Light refreshments will be available.
Spring is in the air again, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran advises Murfreesboro motorists of areas they might wish to avoid.
The AMBER ALERT continues for 15-year old high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas who has been missing since last Monday (3/13/2017).
Around 7:00 o'clock Monday night (3/13/2017) there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries on East Clark Boulevard between North Highland Avenue and Dudley Street.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party supports the Board of Education's stand against legislation proposed by the Tennessee General Assembly to create a school voucher system.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in an auto burglary and vandalism that occurred March 1st at Planet Fitness on Nissan Boulevard. Later, the culprits were at the Smyrna Publix grocery.
Do you know these men? If you recognize them, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office would appreciate hearing from you.
Local Kittrell Elementary students excelled in the "Great Shake" competition to enhance their interpersonal skills.
MTSU's annual Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival has expanded to three days with three special featured artists to help the MTSU School of Music close out its 2016-17 Jazz Artist Series.
St. Thomas Medical Partners have expand their services here in Murfreesboro with a new complex on the New Salem Highway near Veterans Parkway.
Nissan is recalling more than 54-thousand 2012 Versa compact cars because both curtain and seat-mounted airbags might deploy when the door is slammed.
President Donald Trump will be in Nashville this coming Wednesday (3/15/2017).
This is NATIONAL SUNSHINE WEEK...not in the realm of UV rays or electromagnetic radiation, but instead dealing with open meetings and records for the government.
A local school has just celebrated a milestone. Dawn Waldron has a hard time remembering any big changes that have occurred at Cedar Grove Elementary School in the last 20 years.
With 10 years of robotic surgical experience and almost 5,000 completed robotic surgical procedures, Saint Thomas Health has taken the next technological step available in health care today by adopting use of the daVinci® Xi Surgical System.
For the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion), according to findings from the 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report.
Emergency workers arrived on the scene and confirmed the woman was dead. However, the cause of her death has not been determined, nor has her identity.
On Wednesday morning (3/8/2017) the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross held its Annual Heroes Breakfast at the Grove at Williamson Place and honored John D. Hood. It also raised $110-thousand to operate the local chapter.
Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting four students from the Advanced Honors English Class of Central Magnet teacher Cynthia Salvage for a book signing on Thursday, March 16th, from 3:30 - 6:30PM.
"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".
AAA's weekly gas report shows prices across the nation are on the increase. Here in Murfreesboro, most discounters are remaining stable with a few offering regular gas at $1.93. However, many are selling petro for $1.97 locally.
The Experiential Learning Program at Middle Tennessee State University has once again presented a group of local organizations with its 2016 EXL Outstanding Community Partner Awards.
The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
If you would like to learn how to enjoy wildlife in your backyard, then come to the Wilderness Station at 6:00 o'clock this coming Friday evening (3/10/2017).
Hints of spring here and there indicate that construction season will be in full bloom. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic woes today through March 11th.
On Thursday (3/2/2017) the youngsters of the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center at MTSU spent much time happily greeting visitors with gifts intended to expand their minds and bodies.
Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break March 6-11, 2017.
This man was identified as a possible suspect at several businesses in Murfreesboro. As for what he did, authorities are not yet saying. Please call Dowdle at 615-904-3044 and leave a message.
This man is a suspect in a case dealing with taking information from credit cards. Phone RCSO Detective Jason Dowdle at 615-904-3044.
Two brothers, Charles and Dane Culver, allegedly skipped court on felony drug charges seven years ago, and were tracked to England by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective. They were returned to face charges, the detective said.
Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017.
Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 22-23.
As you recall, on February 11, 2016 the Murfreesboro City Council authorized the purchase of the square block in the downtown business district that was the site of the old First United Methodist Church building. This 1.87-acre tract of land was purchased from Franklin Synergy Bank for $1.55-million.
Registration is now open for BEP's Camp M.D. Presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, scheduled for June 19-23.
UPDATE: Police are investigating the shooting of two victims at dusk on Tuesday (2/28/2017) at Rogers Park here in Murfreesboro.
The Stewarts Creek Middle School Band has again been recognized by the Tennessee Music Education Association as one of the state's top school band programs, and as such, has been invited to perform at state music conference in April.
An afternoon crash on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville) shut-down the interstate for most of Wednesday afternoon (3/1/2017).
If you feel the pinch of the cost of driving, there is a reason why. AAA told NewsRadio WGNS that motorists paid the highest gas prices for the month of February in three years.
Some unique creatures are seen in these parts, and for the next five Saturdays--Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will feature morning talks at the Wilderness Station about bats, vultures, armadillos--oh no!
Rutherford County citizens who recycle may receive prizes for their efforts under the "Caught Green Handed" initiative sponsored by Operation: Rutherford Recycles and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Despite the rain, it was a packed house at Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant on the historic town square for the 32nd Annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting and luncheon.
Refineries are easing into maintenance season, which normally signals a gradual increase in prices at the pump. Discounters in the 'Boro increased gas a few center to $1.96.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rutherford County Sheriffs Office worked a serious multi-vehicle crash on I-24 near Epps Mill Road that occurred around 8:00 o'clock Monday evening.
There's something relaxing and beautiful about a wetlands area. Oaklands Mansion offers a guided tour of the grounds with Curator and Master Gardener Connor Moss on Saturday, April 8th.
Hints of spring mixed with a wintry blast, all create excitement for the coming season. It also makes motorist challenges, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where they might pop-up between today and March 4th.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.
The Rutherford Neighborhood Alliance (RNA) encourages the county to have its own legal department.
The 80th Attorney General of the United States, Alberto R. Gonzales, will be the guest speaker at the quarterly Rutherford County GOP Luncheon on March 1. Gonzales was appointed and confirmed as Attorney General in February 2005 under the George W. Bush administration, and served in this position until 2007.
Well known Murfreesboro educator Dr. Tom Naylor passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78. He was a musician, author, music teacher and former director of the Governor's School for the Arts.
For the first time in almost a decade, MTSU is hosting a three-day powwow as a tribute to Native Americans. The event is underway now through Sunday at the Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive.
Now is the perfect time of the year to plant trees, and starting at 9:00 o'clock next Thursday morning (3/2/2017), the Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away five bare-root seedling to each landowner who comes the Farmers Market location.
Registration is now open for the BEP Summer Business Camp Presented by State Farm scheduled for weekdays of July 17th - 28th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The camp will be hosted by Middle Tennessee State University's College of Education on campus in the McWherter Learning Resource Center.
The second annual MTSU Raiderthon to benefit local children who use the services of the Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital will be from 5:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening, March 30th at the Rec Center. Community support is needed.
Tracy Biles joins the leadership team of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals.
MTSU students are trying to preserve the history of African-American education in Rutherford County, and you can play a major role by helping them.
Linebaugh Library at 105 W. Vine Street will be hosting local author Jacquelyn Swift on Saturday (3/11/2017), from 10:00 that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. Swift will be selling and signing copies of her book, Monsters: Poetry on How to Bite Back.
Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas unchanged at $1.91 per gallon.
MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon took place Thursday morning (2/16/2017) in the new Student Union Building's elegant ballroom. The keynote speaker was TBI Director and MTSU Alumnus Mark Gwyn.
New $59 million Rockvale High School approved by Rutherford County Commission.
One of the first WGNS on air personalities and advertising specialist Jerry "PeeWee" Brown died this past Sunday (2/12/17) at age 90
Franklin police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that involves a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville.
Nationally, prices at the pump rose slightly this week. However, here in the 'Boro they inched down with some discounters opening the week at $1.91.
Congratulations to Phil Barnett and Tressie Scott, the Governor's Volunteer Stars Award recipients for Rutherford County.
The Tennessee Firearms Association is tracking these bills that are before the state's general assembly.
The deadline, Wednesday, Feb. 15, is fast approaching for students planning to transfer to MTSU from other colleges and universities and apply for two significant scholarships.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9's Samson & Tiko have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization.
The Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity announced its annual WOMEN BUILD, scheduled March 10 through May 15 on Johnson Street in Smyrna.
Tennessee's Libertarian Party announced plans to hold its Annual 2017 State Convention at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th.
Murfreesboro was well represented at this weekend's National High School Cheerleading Competition at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Congratulations to Blackman High School who are the national champions.
Memorial Boulevard is getting more commercial businesses. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission looks at a request for four lots on the Haynes Family Property.
On Friday (2/10/2017) evening, Chair of MTSU's Jones College of Business Department of Management Jill Austin was presented Murfreesboro Center for the Arts' "CHANGE IT" award
It's "LOVE WEEK"--also known as Valentine's, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that may not eliminate traffic snarls in construction areas. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through February 18th.
MTSU put its spotlight upon country star Hillary Scott as faculty and friends gathered Saturday (2/11/2017) in Southern California to celebrate the former student's Grammy nods in two Christian music categories.
Telephone scammers are at it again. Rutherford County Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni told NewsRadio WGNS they're asking for money to avoid being arrested.
On Thursday the Murfreesboro City Council approved Police Chief Karl Durr's request to create the positions of Communications Manager and Finance Manager for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Murfreesboro Police report Delaney Jablonski has been located and is safe.
Vanderbilt Medical Center confirmed that the man whose truck was struck by a train in Murfreesboro is now in stable condition. The accident occurred this past Saturday night around 6 on Florence Road in Murfreesboro (2/4/2017).
The former Sheriff of Rutherford County is now in a federal penitentiary and out of the jail he was being held in that was located in Grayson County, Kentucky.
The national average price of gas continues to decline as U.S. oil production increases. Here in Murfreesboro, the week began with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Police have identified the dead man found around 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at 610 Dill Lane as 20-year old Dreyll Lamont Keeley.
Tickets are available through this Wednesday (2/8/2017) for MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon. This is the Black History Month event that honors unsung community heroes. It will be held in the new Student Union Building in the elegant ballroom from 11:30 Thursday morning, February 16, 2017, until 1:30 that afternoon.
Winter's blast is putting constructions crews behind schedule, and this often creates traffic challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 11th.
Amy Jackson, active community volunteer and current President of the Junior League of Murfreesboro, has joined the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation as Foundation Coordinator.
Wednesday was the Statewide Day of Action in Tennessee and there were two opposing rallies on the historic Murfreesboro square at the same time.
The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra President Jane McNulty told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that as the local organization celebrates thirty-five years, it continues to need financial as well as attendance support.
La Vergne Police have arrested a suspect in the November shooting at the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Read To Succeed.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) has received funding and support from several area businesses for the first of two "House of Faith" builds in 2017.
Oakland High School and the Oakland High School Basketball programs are proud to announce the 2016-2107 Hall of Fame inductees.
The weather is certain "up" and "down", and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that some days there a motoring messes while others days traffic is at a minimal. Not taking into consideration the fluctuating meteorological conditions, here are Ram's procrastinations through February 4th.
The Friends of Linebaugh Library hosted its Annual Member's Luncheon at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning and New York Time's best selling author Ruta Sepetys was the guest speaker.
It was another sold-out ballroom for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' "Business At It Best". This was the second year that the gala was celebrated at the lunch hour. It was in the packed ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
More fake bills are turning up in Murfreesboro. The most recent report was for a counterfeit $50 bill at the Sonic restaurant on Memorial Boulevard.
A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.
Head to Oakland Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue from 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday afternoon, February 11th, and enjoy a display of antique cars and vintage wedding dresses.
Governor Bill Haslam will be at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro at 9:25 Wednesday morning (1/25/2017) to observe Dr. Kyle Prince's Algebra II class.
Gas prices have inched lower for nearly two consecutive weeks. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were offering regular gas for $1.97.
Navy SEAL Robert J. O'Neill was the featured speaker at Saturday night's (1/21/2017) 10th Annual Rutherford Society's Gala at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Stories of our community will come to life through "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" on display daily at Oaklands Mansion now through March 5, 2017.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a way for you to "Stay Calm" while motoring around the 'Boro. Avoid these trouble spots through January 28th.
Scarlett Turney is retiring as the education director of the Arts Center of Cannon County. Lindsey Mapes has been named to that position.
Governor Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 22-28, 2017 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee.
Robert Arnold is now officially the former Rutherford County Sheriff after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He also resigned from the office of sheriff.
A group of protesters gathered for a brief period in front of Congress Scott DeJarlais Around 11:30 Wednesday morning (1/18/2017).
Tennessee citizens with a valid handgun carry permit now have the option to upgrade to a lifetime permit for a lower cost. If you currently have a permit with an expiration date, and would like to upgrade to a lifetime permit, you can now pick up an application at any driver services center and pay the $200 upgrade fee at any time.
Two separate crashes that are near each other occurred in similar time frames Wednesday evening (1/18/2017). Both were near the points where I-24 and I-840 intersect.
"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."
Have you ever been a Cripple Creek Clogger? Founder Steve Cates told NewsRadio WGNS that the local Appalachian folk dancers will celebrate its golden anniversary on April 22nd.
There is downward pressure at the gas pump, but not to the point that many motorists will notice. Gas prices are declining by fractions of a penny per day. After the MLK tribute, prices at some Murfreesboro discounters was $2.06 per gallon.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) continues its crackdown on medical fraud cases. Special Agents from their Medicaid Fraud Control Unit obtained an indictment against a Tullahoma woman accused of stealing prescription medication from a patient in her care.
The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Ruta Sepetys at the Annual Member's Luncheon at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 28 at The Woman's Club located at 221 East College Street. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will gladly autograph them.
There's going to be one less bill to consider in the Tennessee General Assembly. The proposed legislation seeking to encourage this state's 1-million food stamp users to make healthier food choices is going to be dropped from the agenda.
As a follow-up to Taylor Loyal's visit on WGNS, area Kroger stores have donated the mid-state's Second Harvest Food Bank three big tractor-trailer rigs loaded with food.
A former Eagleville Elementary School teacher who reportedly admitted to charges of stealing Adderall from a student and placed on leave without pay has been moved to Stewartsboro Elementary School in Smyrna.
Thanks to sunny skies and temps around 72, there was a record turnout for Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.
Whoever said "If you don't like today's weather, it will change tomorrow", certainly knew about Middle Tennessee. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran said this gets construction crews off-schedule and that creates traffic challenges. He suggests you avoid these areas today through January 21st.
Middle Tennessee State University will continue its long-running and successful run of hosting state championships for select high school sports at its facilities following this week's decision by the TSSAA.
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March begins at noon Monday (1/16/2017) at Central Magnet School and goes to the Patterson Community Center. Once there, a full afternoon of free activities telling about the Civil Rights Movement will be offered.
The Tennessee Room in MTSU's James Union Building was packed Saturday morning (1/14/2017) for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast sponsored by the Murfreesboro branch of the NAACP.
Another administrator promoted by Robert Arnold has been fired. On Thursday (1/12/2017) Major Derrell Cagle was relieved of his duties of overseeing the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
The Linebaugh Library is taking "one stop shopping" to the highest level. While you're checking out a book, you can also renew your drivers license at the library.
Instead of throwing your Christmas tree into thegarbage and taking-up space in the landfill, RECYCLE it! Residents in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne all have recycle locations starting the day after Christmas.
Motorists saw little change at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro many discounters were offering regular gas at $2.07 per gallon.
Dorethe Louise Pigg Tucker was the gentle, encouraging heart that encouraged many in the early years of the Speech and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She passed away Sunday at the age of 97. Services will be 2:00 o'clock Wednesday (1/11/2017) at Woodfin Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen.
If you represent a non-profit organization, and would like to be considered to be a part of United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, the deadline to submit your Letter of Intent application is this coming Friday, January 13, 2017.
It's super cold now, but as the week progresses temps will rise to normalcy. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says as the mercury rises, so will traffic jams at construction sites. Here's Ram's traffic challenge areas today through January 14th.
Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro and the Smyrna Public Library are both offering "Winter Reading Programs".
Applications for high school juniors are now available through this coming Wednesday (1/11/2017) wanting to pursue highly competitive High School Internship program offered by Chamber of Commerce.
The 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom's Boro Beach honored Vice Mayor Doug Young, who passed away last month. Young jumped at all of the previous events.
If you have been meaning to spay or neuter your cat or dog, but have put it off. Beesley Animal Clin at 2215 Keeneland Commerical Boulevard is offering $10 operations on a first-come basis this Monday (1/9/2017).
The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 900 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for the winter season. The salt is maintained at the City's Solid Waste facility located at 4765 Florence Rd.
44-year old LaShane Hayes of La Vergne, plead guilty Wednesday (1/4/2017) to federal conspiracy and wire fraud.
LaShane Hayes, 44, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Tuesday (1/3/16) to conspiracy and wire fraud after being charged with defrauding the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program...
Nate Williams has been selected as the assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.
The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today's average of $2.34 per gallon. You have to search harder, but on Tuesday (1/3/2017) in Murfreesboro gas was available at $2.03 per gallon.
There are only a few days left before regular registration ends and prices increase for the 6th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at MMC in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County will honor Business Legend Mark Pirtle at the January 27th "Business At Its Best". Robert Adams is the Business Person of the Year and Rita Ash is Leadership Rutherford's Pinnacle Award winner.
The Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro was robbed by culprits whom officials feel may be the same suspects who robbed a hotel in Smyrna.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 3, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 2203 Aspen Avenue just after 11:30 Sunday morning (1/1/2017).
A high tech traffic computerized system will soon improve traffic flow at 14 intersections seven miles of Murfreesboro roadway. TDOT awarded this city a $3.35-million grant to cover the project on sections of East Northfield Boulevard as well as Rutherford Boulevard.
Traffic Engineer Ram Bachandran warns that traffic challenges return Tuesday. Projects that were "on hold" over the holidays, ramp up again. Here's his forecast through January 7th.
As the New Year 2017 rings-in, WGNS celebrates 70-years of being your Good Neighbor Station. Thank you!
Former Rutherford County Schools Superintendent Jerry Gaither passed away Wednesday (12/28/2016) after a brief illness. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon (1/1/2017) at Woodfin Memorial Chapel at Lascassas Pike, with the service to follow at 2:00PM. David Dunn will officiate and the burial will be in Donnell Cemetery in Auburntown.
The ninth annual 2017 Nightwatch at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church was held from 6:30 to 10:00 Friday night (12/30/2016). Nightwatch not only brought a coss-section of this community together, but it also introduced a new initiative to help individuals being released from jail.
The Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to honor area citizens at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 in the Tennessee Room of MTSU's James Union Building.
If you own property within the City of Murfreesboro, city property taxes are typically due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 3, 2017 without penalty and interest.
Deborah Johnson who recently stepped down as executive director of the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services office in Murfreesboro after 30-years of service, has passed away.
When officers arrived they discovered that an altercation had occurred and at least one shot was fired. Police then observed a black male on the ground near a garage door at the business.
The City of Murfreesboro has released its operational hours during the New Year's holiday. This includes garbage pickup times as well as parks and recreational hours.
MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Around 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Broad Street, near Maney Avenue.
The holiday season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 103.1 million American travelers. An estimated 93.6 million Americans are expected to take a road trip during the 11-day period (12/23 - 1/2).
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.
WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.
Gas prices leveled-off over the weekend after rising 10 cents in Florida and 3 cents nationwide. Meanwhile, pump prices saw little movement in Georgia and Tennessee. In fact, here in the 'Boro--gas prices opened the week at the same $1.96 per gallon that they were last Monday.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 8, Engine 1, Engine 4, and Rescue 7 responded to a house fire located at 307 Chamberlain Drive around 1:45 Saturday afternoon.
MTSU is ranked No. 17 in the "Top Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Report" by LendEDU.com, which crafted its rankings by looking at more than 100 colleges offering entrepreneurship courses and programs to undergraduates.
You might just get your wish for a white Christmas, and Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns about areas that might present traffic challenges today through December 24th.
Rutherford County's newest school opens this coming August in Smyrna, and Dr. James "Jimmy" Sullivan has been named principal of Rocky Fork Middle School.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Doug Young as the inaugural recipient of a lifetime achievement award named in his honor.
Murfreesboro City Council approves daylighting of Town Creek starting this summer (2017)
Firefighters saw the flames of the old Eubank's Electric building early this Friday morning as they neared the site. The structure was a total loss.
Local resident Aaron Grimes spent a lot of time preparing for Christmas this year. He installed a synchronized Christmas light display, located off Barfield Crescent Road.
Saint Thomas Health On Demand is now available 24/7. It is a new virtual clinic that provides access to health care anytime of the day or night.
Around 7:30 Thursday morning (12/15/2016), there was a one-vehicle crash on Memorial Boulevard near Lokey.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the Rutherford County Health Department are set to collect essential baby items for expectant and new mothers beginning January 10, 2017, through February 3, 2017.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation is having their annual pass special. Now through 5:00 o'clock on Saturday evening, December 31, 2016, you may purchase one monthly or yearly pass for use at Sports*Com or the Patterson Center and get one free.
The most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey indicates consumers across the state are feeling much more optimistic about the economy during this holiday shopping season.
On Monday evening the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council (SWAC) was appointed to consider solid waste options as the Middle Point landfill approaches capacity.
Rutherford County Schools has a graduation rate topping 95 percent, an average composite ACT score of 20.8 and spends $1,000 less than the state average per student, according to information from the annual Tennessee Report Card.
Robert "Rob" O'Neill, Navy SEAL Team Six leader, who participated in the 2011 raid at the Osama bin Laden compound, is the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 21, 2017.
82-year old Tom Batey passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be 3-8PM Thursday, and the service will be Friday morning at 11AM, both at North Boulevard Church of Christ.
Toyota of Murfreesboro held a community appreciaton gala at their facility Monday evening. Owner-General Manager Andy Obeissy said, "As we count our blessings, we wanted to give-back to those who make our community great".
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.
It was a beautiful, breezy Sunday afternoon with temperatures in th low 50s as the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade began at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon (12/11/2016) on East Main Street at Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Officials say the crowds that lined East and West Main Street, especially around the historic square, were estimated to be in the 50,000 range.
PERFORM MURFREESBORO takes to the Patterson Community Center's stage this coming Friday through Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) to perform "The Magic Tree House".
Murfreesboro Citizens no longer have to make a trip to City Hall or use the postal service to make property tax payments. Pay your city taxes on line!
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® recently held their annual toy drive for Toys for Tots with great results! Toys for Tots volunteers Mike Kidd and Angela Kidd, both REALTORS® with Keller Williams Realty in Murfreesboro picked up this year's donations.
It's a device made of naturally dissolving material to treat coronary artery disease and Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, has become the first hospital in Middle Tennessee to utilize the revolutionary device.
Congratulations to the 1,892 Middle Tennessee State University graduates who became new Blue Raider alumni on Saturday (12/10/2016).
Murfreesboro Police have confirmed that the body that was found Thursday (12/8/16) in a wooded area off Elam Mills Road is 33-year old Francisca Gomez-Cordero. A warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for 47-year old Romolo Hernandez-Mayo.
Christiana Volunteer Fire Department will expand their Sledge Road headquarters to include a new bay, training room, offices and restrooms.
Francisca Gomez-Cordero was reported missing from her Murfreesboro apartment. A body that is thought to be hers, was found and police developed a suspect. That person may have fled, and police need your help.
The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame held its Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony and banquet Thursday (12/8/2016) night at the Murfreesboro Association of Realtors Training Center at 311 Butler Drive.
Evidently, a teen is believed to have been shot in the abdomen. The teen was then taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...
Community donations to Christiana Volunteer Fire Department allowed firefighters to expand their headquarters to house a tanker truck and a training room at the Sledge Road station. Groundbreaking for the expanded headquarters will be at 4:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday afternoon.
Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. In Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week up 6-cents to $1.88 per gallon.
The HAWAII BOWL will place the Blue Raiders against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors with the kick off at 7:00PM Christmas eve (Murfreesboro Time) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, and yes--you'll hear it on WGNS.
"Ho, Ho, Ho"--and suddenly we hear "Ouch, Ouch, Ouch" says Santa to Truman who sits on St. Nick's lap with a long, long list. The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade is 2:00 o'clock next Sunday (12/11/2016).
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, especially after Main Street's outstanding tree lighting on the historic Murfreesboro square Friday night.
The Yuletide season is here, and motorists are rushing from one part of Murfreesboro to another--while construction crews are trying to complete as much work as they can before weather gets even more wintry. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is checking his list twice, and offers these areas to avoid now through December 10th.
Toot's diners can provide Christmas for less fortunate children by donating to the Shop with the Sheriff's Office during a fund-raiser this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) at Toot's on Broad Street and Toot's South.
Tis the season to be "ringing", and the Murfreesboro Salvation Army is around the Heart of Tennessee with their bell ringers and kettles through Christmas Eve.
Murfreeesboro City Schools will hold a Perfect Attendance Day this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) to promote regular attendance and reduce chronic absence.
On Friday (12/2/2016) First National Bank celebrated the renovation of a 136-year old home at 111 North Maple Street, that is now their mortgage services department.
The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame will honor five broadcast journalists during a banquet and award ceremonies at 5:30 Thursday evening, December 8, 2016. WGNS is proud that two inductees are alums of the Good Neighbor Station.
A wave of firings, resignations, and the sheriff locked-up on federal charges--what could happen next? An inspection by the Tennessee Corrections Institute now places the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at-risk of losing state certification.
PERFORM MURFREESBORO presents "The Magic Tree House" Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) in The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center.
Currently, Murfreesboro Police operate out of three buildings on South Church Street and one building on North Rutherford Boulevard. The new headquarter office will allow police to all be under the same roof.
For the third straight year, MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of an international list of acclaimed music schools praised by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee and London's Royal College of Music. It is in the prestigious "Top 25 Music Schools 2016".
Interim Rutherford County Sheriff Randy Garrett is retiring on December 17th.
Franklin Police found the missing 88-year old man who recently moved from Murfreesboro to Franklin.
Crews from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department rolled-out Monday night (11/28/2016) to help those who are loosing everying in East Tennessee's fires in the Sevier County area of the Smoky Mountains.
Gas prices leveled off over the weekend, after declining for more than three weeks.
Linebaugh will be hosting two local author book signings in December. Brittany Goodwin will be at Linebaugh on Monday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and student authors from Central Magnet School on Tuesday, December 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Have you been wanting to be a part of the MASTER GARDENER'S program, but have missed signing-up? Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course.
A Murfreesboro woman is free on bond after her arrest Monday (11/28/2016) for Felony Theft in Franklin.
Middle Tennessee lost one of its shining gems Wednesday morning, Nelda Pope passed away.
Rutherford County Sheriff Sergeant Todd Hammond submitted his letter of resignation, effective December 4, 2016. He was one of two officers summoned to an alleged domestic call at Sheriff Arnold's home on Labor Day evening.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday.
As health officials in nearby states, including Arkansas and Missouri monitor outbreaks of mumps that are growing in number and geographically, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds residents mumps vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps illness.
How safe is your child? On two consecutive school days in Tennessee, there were three crashes involving school buses. Twenty-three students were injured in one crash, and six were killed in another. How safe are our school buses?
Gas prices are falling as 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving. In the past week, state averages declined 5 cents in Florida, 7 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, Thanksgiving week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.83 per gallon.
Putting in extra workers to finish projects before winter sets in, also creates traffic problems. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid between now and November 26th.
When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.
The 23rd Annual Art Studio Tour was a huge success this past Saturday and Sunday as patrons purchased gifts at 10 area studios
There was the election, then the Super Moon--now, the river otters invade Murfreesboro. WGNS' Bart Walker said that he'd been going to the radio station's tower that is in a wetland that's only four-blocks off the square, and never saw anything like the hundreds of feet of earthen dam built quickly by river otters.
More on Thursday's federal indictments against Rutherford County Sheriff's MajorTerry McBurney of Murfreesboro. This Northern Ireland male was charged with illegally obtaining citizenship.
"We can confirm that a Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant employee was involved in an incident yesterday (Wednesday) and transported to the hospital where he passed away."
50-year old Manfred Grill died in a single-vehicle crash on I-840, near mile marker 60, and the West Jefferson Pike exit. The fatal accident occurred a little before 5:00 o'clock Wednesday night.
Many motorists traveling along I-24 at the South Church Street overpass were traumatized around 6:30 Tuesday morning by seeing a man hanging from the bridge. What should those persons do now?
The October, 2016 disciplinary actions handed out by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)'s Division of Regulatory Boards and two Rutherford County businesses were fined.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the fire that occurred early Sunday morning at 824 N Church Street appears suspicious.
Gas prices continued their downward march toward $2 a gallon nationwide last week. The average price is $2.02 in Tennessee, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.16 in Florida. They've been below that mark in the 'Boro for much of this year, and this week some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.
Owners of local businesses packed The Alley On Main Restaurant Monday night. They were there to learn about LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO, a new organization designed to help small businesses.
It's beginning to look and feel alot like Christmas. A big part of that is the 33rd Annual Oakland Candlelight Tour of Homes begins at 4:00 Saturday afternoon, December 3rd, and continues until 8:00 that evening. Stroll the beautifully decorated homes and churches that are a part of the tour, enjoy warm wassel and Christmas carols.
The hazy skies and smell of either "smoke" or "chemicals" is from wildfires in distant places, and no reason to phone the fire department or 911.
A Rutherford County fugitive who has been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list for 13 years, was arrested in Texas on Saturday (11/12/2016). Jose Alberto Rendon is awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.
26-year old Paul Briggs of Murfreesboro is in the Williamson County Jail after an early Sunday morning standoff at Franklin's Embassy Suites Hotel.
Are you ready for the SUPER MOON? On Monday evening, November 14, 2016, at 8:09PM Grenwich Mean Time (GMT), the moon will pass the Earth at its closest distance since 1948. If you convert that to the Central Time Zone, it would be 2:09PM Monday afternoon. So check out the SUPER MOON tonight or tomorrow night.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners, part of the Ascension Tennessee ministry Saint Thomas Health, announced that Dr. Oran Aaronson will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as part of the Howell Allen Clinic practice. Dr. Aaronson will join the Saint Thomas Health ministry on January 1, 2017.
Veterans tributes continued on Saturday (11/12/2016) at the campus of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. The Air National Guard's Band of the South got the music flowing at 10:00 o'clock, followed by a series of talks and the Veterans Parade.
Murfreesboro Police received a call at 4:56 Saturday (11/12/2016) night about two vehicle crash with injuries on Lebanon Pike (State Highway 231-N) near Cherry Lane.
I ran into Arthur Lewis at the grocery Friday night. He was just like a middle schooler on his first date. However, he and Earnette celebrate their Golden Anniversary Saturday (11/12/2016).
The Tennessee Democratic Party is "turning up the heat" on Knox County.
Saint Thomas Health, Ascension's Tennessee ministry, has announced that Amy D. Wilson will be joining the nine-hospital system as Chief Nursing Officer.
An 89-year old Hendersonville, Tennessee, man who had been missing for over three-days, was found by a walker in Murfreesboro around 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning (11/10/2016). Louis Cobb was in his car, but it was in a dry lake bed, beyond barricades in an industrial area. LifeFlight helicopter took him to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Friday is Veterans Day and on the 11th hour of the 11th month, and 11th day--the Murfreesboro public square will pause and honor those who are and have served our great country, as well as those who made the supreme sacrifice.
As was evidenced in the steady flow of citizens at Thursday night's Historic Bottoms public meeting, the interest in the concept of renewing and expanding the downtown district is catching fire.
On Thursday night, Read To Succeed's annual SPELLING BEE at the World Outreach Church was a tremendous success. Webb School Headmaster Ray Broadhead was the top speller for 2016.
United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee David Rivera told NewsRadio WGNS that on Wednesday (11/9/2016) a 43-year old La Vergne woman was charged in a criminal information case.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled two events due to the danger of fires brought on by drought conditions.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the BUSINESS AT IT'S BEST GALA luncheon that's set for 11:30 Friday morning, January 27, 2017 in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
WGNS is currently looking for a motivated sales person. The new hire will be responsible for securing new advertisers online and on the air. They will also be responsible for maintaining several existing accounts.
At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.
A major shift occurred in the oil markets last week, suggesting gas prices could soon plummet. Oil prices tumbled to 6-week lows, due to an unexpected record-high build in domestic crude oil inventories. Discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $1.91 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland leads by example. He is a strong advocate for healthy living, and encourages events and activities here that promote fitness. This past weekend the mayor was a runner in the New York Marathon.
The crisp fall air is great for football, beautiful leaves and leaving window open, but it's a warning to construction crews that their prime work season is nearing an end. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of congested areas to avoid where crews are ramping-up to finish projects now through November 12th.
Sunny skies on Saturday (11/5/2016), a gentle breeze and temps around 70 brought record attendance at Habitat for Humanities annual Cook'n To Build on the historic Murfreesboro square.
This weekend is when you set your clocks BACK 1-HOUR. This officially happens at 2:00AM early Sunday morning (11/6/2016).
Locally Owned Murfreesboro officially launches with a membership drive and mixer from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock Monday evening, November 14th at The Alley on Main.
The City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue, and Murfreesboro Police Department are proud to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Doug Young Public Safety Training Center located at the former Franklin Heights Housing Complex just off of Bridge Avenue at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, November 8th.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is pleased to welcome Joshua Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S., board- certified general surgeon, to its medical staff. He has joined The Surgical Clinic located in the Physicians Building at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.
The Berger Gallery at the Arts Center of Cannon County is in full-color with paintings by Murfreesboro's Frank Baugh.
The Child Advocacy Center encourages everyone to learn more about "The 19 Days of Activism", a period to bring awareness to ways to spot and end violence against children and youth. This year, November 1 - 19, 2016 are those days that make a difference.
Lifelong friends Bob Lamb and Bud Morris were shocked and humbled when they learned they would be the 2016 co-recipients of the Joe Nunley Award presented at the conclusion of the 35th annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Services picnic Saturday (11/5/2016).
It might seem strange to some that Sheri and Rich Guider would organize a 5K run in memory of their son, Jonah, who was unable to run more than a few seconds. The second annual Run Jonah Run 5K is set for Saturday, November 12th, at Blackman High School.
A fatal crash occurred Thursday morning in Readyville at Claude Gaither Road and Bradyville Pike. One dead and another flown to hospital.
Sheriff Robert Arnold appeared in federal court Tuesday morning to request being released from jail until his February 7, 2017 court date. However, no decision was made and Arnold remains locked-up.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young will hold a hearing on a proposed suspension which is part of an ouster suit against the Sheriff on November 8, 2016.
On Tuesday (11/1/2016), the Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented $3,000 in grants to "the arts" as well as "reading programs" to benefit area youth. Service Project Committee Chair Gib Backlund noted that the money from the 97-year old civic club would be directed toward educational enrichment for this area's youth.
Gas prices are on the decline after dropping 2 cents in Florida, and 4 cents in Georgia and Tennessee during the past week.
Bonnie Price, who is the father of Major League Baseball Player David Price, spoke to WGNS about the field that is expected to open in April of 2017...
You can almost hear those sleigh bells tingling as the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade makes its way down East Main Street and around the square on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2016.
Saturday night's walking tour of the Evergreen Cemetery that was hosted by Oaklands Historic House Museum was a pleasant blend of history, creativity and a healthy meandering alongside a cross-section of the earlier leaders from our community.
Construction crews know this warm weather won't last forever, so they're using every second to get ahead on projects. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic challenges in the 'Boro now through November 5th.
As high school students and adults returning to school look for the right college program, and businesses seek to build the best workforce, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and partners have introduced a new interactive resource to help with both.
From 2:00 to 5:00PM Monday afternoon (10/31/2016) Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village will be packed with Halloween costumed youngsters who are enjoying a variety of activities that are coordinated by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Rutherford County Schools is singing the praises of more student success stories. This time, it's high school choir singers who are showcasing their exceptional talents at two Nashville concerts.
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is gearing up for its Third Annual Veterans Day Parade at the main administration building on the beautiful Alvin C. York campus.
Murfreesboro Police arrested a suspect involved in the two armed robberies on Thursday (10/27/2016). Detective Larry Maples charged Alexandro Antoine with the crimes, and he was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Two firefighters and two law enforcement officers were named Firefighters of the Year and Officers of the Year on Thursday (10/27/2016) at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon at Five Senses restaurant.
Murfreesboro Aviation has again been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association.
Area ham radio operators will be participating in a Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) exercise from October 30th through November 1st, according to Amateur Radio Emergency Services Coordinator Jim Goodrich, WA4VGZ.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1, 3, and 4, Ladder 1, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire at 1014 Todd Court just before 7:00 o'clock Thursday night (10/27/2016).
The government for Cannon County, Tennessee is facing major budget issues. The Budget Committee met Thursday night and studied ways to reduce the money being spent. One of the ideas is to consider cutting 2.42 per cent from all departments.
Time is running out for sponsorship opportunities in the 6th Annual Turkey Tee Off, as the Child Advocacy Center invites golfers to the 6th Annual Turkey Tee Off Saturday, November 5th, 2016.
On Tuesday (10/25/2016) Murfreesboro Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody told Murfreesboro Rotary members about this city's exciting plans for the city's future.
We now know the name of the victim in a weekend motorcycle crash on East Clark Boulevard. He's identified by Murfreesboro Police reports as 45-year old Jim Dixon of Old Lascassas Pike.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded declined for the 15th consecutive day Sunday, for a total discount of 4 cents during that period.
Four speakers will examine the precarious intersection of free speech, hate speech and academic freedom at with a special public panel discussion. The event is 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, October 25th, in MTSU's Tennessee Room at the James Union Building.
A La Vergne teen is in the hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggen tells NewsRadio WGNS a 14-year old boy suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit around 6:30 this (Monday) morning.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is preparing to send 15 high school juniors to Washington, DC. This coming year's essay topic is "Electric Cooperatives - Going Beyond the Wires".
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the cold weather season is approaching quickly, and construction projects will be slowing down. Crews are ramping-up on their work to stay on target before really cold weather hits. Ram tells about potential areas to avoid between today and October 29th.
The largest planning event in the ten-county area is is from 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 9th, until 3:30 that afternoon in Nashville's Music City Center. Rutherford County is well represented on the board.
Students from Blackman High School will host a fall festival from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, November 5th. The event will raise money for Candle Wishes.
The mandatory OPEN BURNING BAN has been lifted for Rutherford County. Rainfall over the past few days has made a dramatic difference.
Recycle Rutherford is holding its fall meeting in the second floor courtroom of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening (10/24/2016). The public is encouraged to attend.
If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.
There is much interest in this year's presidential election, in fact Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley told WGNS that there has been an explosion of voter registrations in the past few weeks.
Seventy percent of all patients who enter the doors of the Wound Care Center at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are diabetic; and, approximately 15 percent of all diabetic patients develop chronic wounds that are slow to heal.
Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Botanical Medicine Research is a joint effort with scientists in China. Dr. Elliot Altman spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (10/18/2016) and noted that a cure for cancer could come from research done at MTSU
Pump prices in Georgia and Tennessee continue their descent, while Florida prices dipped on Sunday for the first time in two weeks. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas going for $1.96.
In nearby Coffee County, the Sheriff's Department received a call around 4:47 Sunday afternoon (10/16/2017) that an ultralight Sky Cycle crashed in the Hillsboro community. 52-year old Michael David Nelms died in the crash.
Skies near downtown Murfreesboro will be filled with smoke at various times this Tuesday (10/18/2016), but officials with Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department warn that this is strictly a drill. This old Franklin Heights complex on Bridge Avenue at the New Salem Highway is where fire training will be taking place under "live fire conditions". It begins at 8:00 o'clock Tuesday morning and continues until 5:00 in the afternoon.
Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series in the Wright Music Building at 7:30 Thursday night (10/20/206) with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.
This great fall weather reminds construction crews that their seasonal clock for projects is ticking away. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warn Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through October 22nd.
Young artists from across the state will be at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday (10/17/2016) to create Tennessee's ornaments for the national Christmas tree in Washington, DC.
The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on First Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits. The ordinance must still receive approval on Second Reading to be officially adopted.
Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state's newest certified arboretum.