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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Wednesday.

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Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Wednesday
Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Wednesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:15 a.m.

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Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt
Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt

The Middle Tennessee football team will be out for a little revenge after last year's tough 17-13 fourth quarter loss to Vanderbilt.

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Rick Insell Shares Memories of Pat Summitt
Rick Insell Shares Memories of Pat Summitt

As people all across the world react to the passing of former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, perhaps no one else in Murfreesboro knew her as well as Rick Insell.

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MT Men's Magical Run Comes to an End in NCAA Tournament
MT Men's Magical Run Comes to an End in NCAA Tournament

The clock struck midnight for the Cinderella Blue Raiders as Middle Tennessee fell to Syracuse 75-50 in the round of 32.

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Middle Tennessee Men SHOCK the Country: Beat Michigan State 90-81
Middle Tennessee Men SHOCK the Country: Beat Michigan State 90-81

The biggest shock wave of the NCAA men's basketball tournament was delivered by No. 15 Middle Tennessee, who shocked No. 2 Michigan State 90-81.

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MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set
MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set

The 43rd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside the Murphy Center.

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MT Football Settling in the Bahamas
MT Football Settling in the Bahamas

The Middle Tennessee football team is setting into their routine in the Bahamas. Chip Walters has more from Nassau on what the team is doing.

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MT Football Running Back Arrested - Twice
MT Football Running Back Arrested - Twice

Middle Tennessee football running back Jeremiah Bryson was arrested last weekend and then again on Monday.

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MTSU Homecoming Parade (Photos & Video)
MTSU Homecoming Parade (Photos & Video)

Several hundred MTSU Blue Raider fans braved the elements Saturday morning for the annual Homecoming Parade, which traveled a new route down East Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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Blue Raiders stunned by VU
Blue Raiders stunned by VU

Middle Tennessee's defense was opportunistic for three-plus quarters Saturday night but the unit was unable to get key stops down the stretch against Vanderbilt.

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MT Football: Upset bid comes up short
MT Football: Upset bid comes up short

Middle Tennessee put forth a valiant effort before falling just short in a 27-25 setback at Illinois Saturday.

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Raiders face Charlotte in C-USA opener
Raiders face Charlotte in C-USA opener

Middle Tennessee returns home this weekend to face undefeated Charlotte in the Conference USA opener for both teams. The Blue Raiders and 49ers will kick-off at 6:00 PM central and the game will not be televised, but we will have it here on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Nick Saban on Playing Middle Tennessee
Nick Saban on Playing Middle Tennessee

Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked an interesting question during this week's press conference. Hear what the coach had to say about playing Middle Tennessee.

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MT Offense historic in 70-14 season-opening rout
MT Offense historic in 70-14 season-opening rout

Middle Tennessee enjoyed a record-breaking performance with an array of high-powered offense, nasty defense and opportunistic special teams leading to a resounding 70-14 win in the 2015 season opener against Jackson State.

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MTSU Football Prepares for Home Opener
MTSU Football Prepares for Home Opener

It's game week for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. They'll host Jackson State on Saturday at 6pm to open the 2015 football season. Coverage of opening week begins tonight (Monday) with Rick Stockstill Live.

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Blue Raiders Staying on NewsRadio WGNS
Blue Raiders Staying on NewsRadio WGNS

Blue Raider Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, is happy to announce that a three-year extension has been added to the broadcast agreement with NewsRadio WGNS Radio.

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MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants
MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants

Ronnie Jebavy's dream has become a reality. The Middle Tennessee junior outfielder became the fifth-highest Blue Raider baseball player ever drafted when he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday.

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MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants
MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants

Ronnie Jebavy's dream has become a reality. The Middle Tennessee junior outfielder became the fifth-highest Blue Raider baseball player ever drafted when he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday.

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Consolidation talks continue between Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric
Consolidation talks continue between Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric

As heard previously on WGNS, talks of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation buying Murfreesboro Electric continue. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric told WGNS...

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24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case
24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case

NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).

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Scholarship application deadline fast approaching for Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors
Scholarship application deadline fast approaching for Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors

MTAR accepts scholarship applications each year from high school seniors planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university that is physically located within the 8-county MTAR area.

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Electric problems for 48,000 + Tennesseans
Electric problems for 48,000 + Tennesseans

Electric cooperatives across southern Tennessee continue to assess damage to their systems following a significant icing event Sunday and Monday, Feb. 15 and 16. More than 48,000 members remain without power Tuesday..

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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AIDS in Tennessee continues to be a considerable problem
AIDS in Tennessee continues to be a considerable problem

Dr. Tim Jones notes that the group with the greatest risk of contracting HIV continues to be men who have sex with men, but he says increased outreach is also needed for Tennessee's communities of color.

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Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer
Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville has been named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations in the United States.

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Raiders Bowl Eligible!!!
Raiders Bowl Eligible!!!

Middle Tennessee football is bowl bound after a came from behind win over Florida Atlantic 35-34 Saturday at Floyd Stadium.

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Men's and Women's Basketball to host Murphy Madness
Men's and Women's Basketball to host Murphy Madness

Be a part of the grand re-opening of Murphy Center when the Middle Tennessee men's and women's basketball teams participate in "Murphy Madness" Thursday.

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Good news for the local economy
Good news for the local economy

The overall Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 226 for September, up from 203 in May.

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Rick Stockstill Press Conference from 9-1-14
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MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students
MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students

The Guangxi students will enroll at MTSU as soon as they complete course requirements on their campus.

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SURF-ing through body fluids at MTSU?
SURF-ing through body fluids at MTSU?

An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.

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MTSU professor named Fellow of international psychology association
MTSU professor named Fellow of international psychology association

Dr. Thomas Tang, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in the MTSU Jones College of Business, was recently named a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

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Trio of Blue Raiders, Former Riverdale Player Drafted
Trio of Blue Raiders, Former Riverdale Player Drafted

A pair of Middle Tennessee players were selected on the final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. Junior RHP Matt Blackham was picked in the 29th round (865th overall) by the New York Mets, while senior Trent Miller was drafted in the 40th round (1,194th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Planners Approve MTEMC

Commending Middle Tennessee Electric Membership for lessening potential impact on neighboring residents, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission nodded approval Wednesday for the utility’s 150-acre planned commercial development.

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MTSU student team nabs national award for TV sports coverage
MTSU student team nabs national award for TV sports coverage

MURFREESBORO — MTSU’s student production team has taken a top national award for their live broadcast coverage of a January men’s basketball matchup inside Murphy Center.

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Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — With registration already underway, middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their spot in the 2014 Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU.

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MTSU Police offers free rape defense classes in June

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a series of free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes in June for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. 

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Middle Tennessee Football Has 4 Nationally Televisied Games
Middle Tennessee Football Has 4 Nationally Televisied Games

IRVING, TEXAS - Conference USA has announced its preliminary television schedule for the 2014 football season. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will have at least four of their games nationally televised. 

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Middle Tennessee Football Has 4 Nationally Televisied Games
Middle Tennessee Football Has 4 Nationally Televisied Games

IRVING, TEXAS - Conference USA has announced its preliminary television schedule for the 2014 football season. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will have at least four of their games nationally televised. 

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Conference USA Men's & Woman's Tournament Bracket & Results
Conference USA Men's & Woman's Tournament Bracket & Results

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Lady Raiders will be playing in the Conference USA Basketball Championships March 11-15 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Check out the brackets here.

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Agreement signed between MTSU and Columbia State (with audio)
Agreement signed between MTSU and Columbia State (with audio)

An agreement signed Thursday (Feb. 27) between Middle Tennessee State University and Columbia State will allow community college students to earn a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness without ever having to leave Marshall County.

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One ticket, three games? Get yours for Blue Pride Saturday
One ticket, three games? Get yours for Blue Pride Saturday

Show your Blue Raider pride on Saturday, March 1, with a great deal to see three MTSU athletic contests for the price of one.

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MT Announces 2014 Football Schedule
MT Announces 2014 Football Schedule

A home schedule that sees the return of a long-time rival, two regional conference attractions and a national power highlight the 2014 Middle Tennessee football schedule as announced by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro.

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Murphy Center Renovations Begin
Murphy Center Renovations Begin
The Murphy Center will undergo significant renovations as part of the Middle Tennessee State University Facilities Master Plan starting on Monday.
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BRAA to Sponsor Bus to MT Football Bowl
The BRAA is sponsoring two bus trips to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas to watch the Blue Raiders play Navy on December 30th.
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MT in Armed Forces Bowl
MT in Armed Forces Bowl
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are going to its fourth bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and first as new members of Conference USA. Middle Tennessee was officially extended an invitation on Sunday for Stockstill's Blue Raiders to represent Conference USA in the 11th Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30, 2013. 
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Middle Tennessee Electric Customer Care Program Donates $10,000 for Meals on Wheels
Middle Tennessee Electric Customer Care Program Donates $10,000 for Meals on Wheels
In 2013, Customers Care has given more than $767,500 to 121 organizations across MTEMC’s four-county service area. 
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MT Suffers Loss at N. Texas
MT Suffers Loss at N. Texas
Middle Tennessee could not slow down an explosive North Texas offense, as the Raiders fell 34-7 to the Mean Green on Saturday evening at Apogee Stadium. 
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MT Blackout Game Excitement Grows
While Middle Tennessee has a game with North Texas in Denton this weekend, excitement is growing about the upcoming "Blackout Game" with Marshall. 
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Stockstill: FAU Defensive Speed a Concern
Middle Tennessee opens Conference USA play on the road at FAU Saturday. Coach Rick Stockstill says the Owls are really fast on defense.
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Bruce Pearl to speak at MT Tip-off Celebration in October
ESPN analyst and former University of Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl is scheduled to speak at the Middle Tennessee men's basketball Tip-off Celebration Wednesday, Oct. 23.
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MT Opens CUSA Play Saturday
The Blue Raiders will take their 2-and-1 record to Boca Raton Saturday to battle the Owls of Florida Atlantic. Coach Rick Stockstill talks about the first Conference USA game for Middle Tennessee.
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Kilgore a Go; MT Prepares for NC
A sigh of relief in Blue Raider Country. MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill says starting quarterback Logan Kilgore will be ready to play at North Carolina on Saturday.
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UPDATE: Three MT Football Players Arrested and Now Dismissed from Blue Raiders
UPDATE: Three MT Football Players Arrested and Now Dismissed from Blue Raiders
Coach Rick Stockstill stated, “I have decided to dismiss J.D. Jones, Rodney O’Neal, and Marcus Robinson from our football program. 
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UPDATE: MT Football Players Arrested; Woman Allegedly Assaulted
UPDATE: MT Football Players Arrested; Woman Allegedly Assaulted
More information has come to light after the arrest and subsequent suspension of three MTSU football players. According to an MTSU Police report, football player J.D. Jones is accused of choking a young woman until she gave him money to buy marijuana.
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MT Wins Bubas Cup...AGAIN
Middle Tennessee continued its dominance of the Sun Belt Conference by winning the 2012-13 All-Sports Trophy for a league record-tying fifth straight time. The Blue Raiders equal the consecutive mark of five in a row set by South Florida from 1978 to 1982. 
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Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday
Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday "Earthquake" preparedness event
The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is a coordinated drill that will take place February 7 at 10:15 a.m. local time.
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Construction to soon begin on extension of Joe B. Jackson Parkway between I-24 and S. Church St.
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons told WGNS that new projects are underway to make the city more user friendly. One of those project is the extension of the Joe B. Jackson Parkway between South Church Street and I-24.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Lebanon Police ask for public's help in locating former Smyrna resident wanted on child abuse charges
Lebanon Police ask for public's help in locating former Smyrna resident wanted on child abuse charges
Crawford has family in Madison and in Tullahoma and has recently lived in Smyrna and Lebanon, according to police. He is approximately six feet, three inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Drivers license checkpoint later this week in Rutherford County
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a drivers license checkpoint later this week.
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Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle Tennessee Electric’s Board of Directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president. Jones, MTEMC’s Vice President of Communications and Member Services, will succeed Frank Jennings, who has served as president for 11 years and has been with MTEMC for more than 42 years. Chris will be on the WGNS Action Line this Friday at 8:10 A.M.
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Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
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Group planning to open the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro
Group planning to open the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro
Several individuals, including Lewis Elrod of the Mid Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society have offered to donate or loan their large collections to the museum.  Also Mr. Jerry Jacene of Prehistoric Exhibits has agreed to loan multiple casts of dinosaur skeletons to the museum.  MTSU has agreed to put the MTSU Mineral Gem and Fossil museum collection on loan to the new Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History.
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Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Metro Police in Nashville are asking for the public's assistance in locating two men who are wanted on assault charges. Both men listed their most recent address as being in Murfreesboro, TN. 
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Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Murfreesboro Officer M. Payne wrote in a report, “I made contact with the driver, 55-year old Felix Blackwood, who had an odor of an alcoholic intoxicant, red bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.” The officer requested the subject attempt a field sobriety test which he agreed. Blackwood failed the test and was arrested.
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Engines 1 and 4, Ladder 6, and Rescue 7 responded to an apartment fire at 1710 E Northfield Boulevard just after 9:30 Sunday morning.
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Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Rutherford County jobs available at career fair that will be held in Antioch
The temp agency is looking to fill about 30 production worker positions for companies in Middle Tennessee, including Rutherford County.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Rutherford County loses big on tax revenue
Rutherford County will lose thousands of dollars over the next few months and possibly years. WGNS’ Ron Jordon has more on this story…
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State Budget Proposal Will Not Include Federal Health Care Dollars
State Budget Proposal Will Not Include Federal Health Care Dollars
Governor Bill Haslam says he’ll propose a budget for next year without deciding whether to accept hundreds of millions of federal healthcare dollars.
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TN Lottery is making big bucks
TN Lottery is making big bucks
According to The Tennessean, lottery ticket sales produced $1.3 billion in sales in the latest fiscal year and scratch-offs accounted for more than 80% of total sales. It was the eighth consecutive year of lottery sales growth in Tennessee.
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Murfreesboro motorcycle ministry meets third Saturday each month for ride
Murfreesboro motorcycle ministry meets third Saturday each month for ride
In Murfreesboro, a ministry known as Cornerstone Riders meet and go on a chapter ride the third Saturday of each month.
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Hooper Penuel, Michelle Willard (M'boro Post), Dan Whittle (M'boro Post) and Truman Jones
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MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
The airplane is housed at Corporate Flight Management’s hangar at the Smyrna Airport. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China also is interested in purchasing maintenance services here. 
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: MTSU Schedule announced for Conference USA
Big news... the schedule for MTSU in the Conference USA has been announced.
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UPDATE: Three bold shoplifting cases, five suspects and one caught
In one store, two males and a female stole over $500 in perfume. In a second case, a suspect stole groceries. To be precise, the man is accused of stealing $505.80 worth of groceries.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.

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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. 
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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MT Softball Coach's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer
MT Softball Coach's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer
Middle Tennessee learned it had lost one of its own as Debbie "Moe" Breeden, the wife of head softball coach Jeff Breeden, passed away Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 54.
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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Prep Games Rescheduled
The icy weather conditions forced high school games to be postponed. The WGNS State Farm Prep Basketball broadcast of Blackman at Siegel has been moved to next Tuesday the 22nd.
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Commendation Letters for Murfreesboro Firefighters who Performed
Commendation Letters for Murfreesboro Firefighters who Performed "“Life Saving Efforts"
Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received commendations letters from Chief Cumbey Gaines today for their “life saving efforts."
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Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. Receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
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K-12 Art Entries Must Be Into BEP Before February 15th
The Business Education Partnership Foundation is accepting art entries now through February 15th from kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
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True Blue Week: January 21-27, 2013 - GO BIG BLUE!
True Blue Week: January 21-27, 2013 - GO BIG BLUE!
Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg and Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess joined hands this week to celebrate the beginning of True Blue Week (January 21-27, 2013).
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Nissan Donates Leaf Vehicles to MTSU
Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.
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Current Obituary Information

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Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
(615) 893-2422
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Woodfin Funeral Chapels
(615) 893-5151
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

Murfreesboro Funeral Home
(615) 896-2229
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
(931) 685-4200
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Rucker Memorial Chapel
(615) 895-2200
1505 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Scales and Sons Funeral Home
(615) 893-1313
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Hellum Funeral Home
(615) 893-4323
611 S HIGHLAND AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268

Cemetery Maps

Cannon County
Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-3237

Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316

Bedford County

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356

Gowen-Smith Chapel
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372

Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256

Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011

Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445

Coffee County

Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329

Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481

Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963

J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723

Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505

Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486

DeKalb County
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615)597-4321
Fax: (615)597-8321

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Fax: (615)597-5254

Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323

Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173

Marshall County
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233

Warren County
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343

Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428

McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663

Wilson County
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318

Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142

Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459

Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618

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