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PHOTOS: Oakland vs. Whitehaven (2016 Blue Cross Bowl)

Thanks to Chad Cunningham for photographing the Oakland football game in the 2016 Blue Cross Bowl state championship.

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PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl
PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl

Thanks to Chad Cunningham for the photos of the Oakland Patriots in the 2016 Class 6A Blue Cross Bowl.

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PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl
PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl

Thanks to Chad Cunningham for the photos of the Oakland Patriots in the 2016 Class 6A Blue Cross Bowl.

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Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title
Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title

Whitehaven defeated Oakland 12-9 to claim the Class 6A State Football Championship in the Blue Cross Bowl.

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Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title
Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title

Whitehaven defeated Oakland 12-9 to claim the Class 6A State Football Championship in the Blue Cross Bowl.

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Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title
Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title

The Oakland Patriots are seeking their fourth state football championship Saturday as they battle the Whitehaven Tigers out of Memphis.

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Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title
Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title

The Oakland Patriots are seeking their fourth state football championship Saturday as they battle the Whitehaven Tigers out of Memphis.

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Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland
Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland

If you're planning to go to Cookeville Saturday as the Oakland Patriots battle for a state football championship, get your tickets here before going.

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Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland
Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland

If you're planning to go to Cookeville Saturday as the Oakland Patriots battle for a state football championship, get your tickets here before going.

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

The Oakland Patriots defeated the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to advance to this week's Blue Cross Bowl State Championships. Chad Cunningham captured some photos for NewsRadio WGNS.

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

The Oakland Patriots defeated the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to advance to this week's Blue Cross Bowl State Championships. Chad Cunningham captured some photos for NewsRadio WGNS.

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Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7
Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7

The Oakland Patriots defeat the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to punch their ticket to the Class 6A State Championship Game.

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Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7
Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7

The Oakland Patriots defeat the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to punch their ticket to the Class 6A State Championship Game.

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Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines
Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines

Planning to go to the semifinal football game tonight (Friday) as Oakland battles Maryville? If so, you can beat the lines at the ticket booth. The main gate will be open between 1-3pm at the school for fans who want to get their tickets early.

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Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines
Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines

Planning to go to the semifinal football game tonight (Friday) as Oakland battles Maryville? If so, you can beat the lines at the ticket booth. The main gate will be open between 1-3pm at the school for fans who want to get their tickets early.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7
Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7

The Oakland Patriots power their way to a 49-7 quarterfinal win over Hardin Valley.

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Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7
Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7

The Oakland Patriots power their way to a 49-7 quarterfinal win over Hardin Valley.

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Two Locals Mr. Football Finalists
Two Locals Mr. Football Finalists

Oakland senior Jacoby Stevens was named a Mr. Football finalist for Back of the Year on Tuesday, while Siegel senior kicker Jacob Smith was named a finalist for Kicker.

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Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists
Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists have been announced by the TSSAA and three Rutherford County prep players made the list.

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Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists
Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists have been announced by the TSSAA and three Rutherford County prep players made the list.

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Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7
Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7

The Oakland Patriots go undefeated in the regular season, defeating Smyrna 49-7 to wind up the regular season.

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Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7
Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7

The Oakland Patriots go undefeated in the regular season, defeating Smyrna 49-7 to wind up the regular season.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland

The regular season winds up with Smyrna at Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland

The regular season winds up with Smyrna at Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 9 is Oakland's Lazarius Patterson.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 9 is Oakland's Lazarius Patterson.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday

The two oldest Murfreesboro schools are coming together for an alumni basketball game this Saturday.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday

The two oldest Murfreesboro schools are coming together for an alumni basketball game this Saturday.

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Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7
Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7

Oakland has now won four in a row in the Battle of the 'Boro, defeating rival Riverdale 35-7.

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Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7
Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7

Oakland has now won four in a row in the Battle of the 'Boro, defeating rival Riverdale 35-7.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale

It's the 47th edition of the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale entertains Oakland.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale

It's the 47th edition of the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale entertains Oakland.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Games October 22nd
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Games October 22nd

The Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game is coming up on October 22nd. Get the details here.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy

It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 5 is Oakland senior JaCoby Stevens.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 5 is Oakland senior JaCoby Stevens.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens helps to lead the Patriots to a 38-0 region win over rival Blackman.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens helps to lead the Patriots to a 38-0 region win over rival Blackman.

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Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at Oakland High School
Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at Oakland High School

Chick-fil-A of Murfreesboro is sponsoring the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy program at Oakland High School this year.

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Week 2 Prep Football Recap
Week 2 Prep Football Recap

Two weeks into the season, and there only three undefeated high school football teams in Rutherford County.

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Oakland - Jackson Northside Photos
Oakland - Jackson Northside Photos

Photographer Chad Cunningham captured photos from the Oakland / Jackson Northside football game, held at MTSU's Floyd Stadium on Saturday, August 20th, 2016.

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Oakland's diverse student body, International Baccalaureate program, Mechatronics and other educational initiatives represent 'microcosm of society'
Oakland's diverse student body, International Baccalaureate program, Mechatronics and other educational initiatives represent 'microcosm of society'

Since taking over as principal at Oakland High School in September 2008, Spurlock has done anything but settle.

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Oakland strikes early, shuts out La Vergne 14-0
Oakland strikes early, shuts out La Vergne 14-0

The nightcap of the Rutherford County Jamboree saw Oakland shut out La Vergne 14-0 last Friday night.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Oakland High School Mechatronics Summer Interns
Oakland High School Mechatronics Summer Interns

Oakland High School has announced that 6 students have received summer internships for Mechatronics.

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Oakland boys hold off Columbia 54-49, Region Roundup
Oakland boys hold off Columbia 54-49, Region Roundup

The Oakland Patriots never trailed in their exciting 54-49 win over the Columbia Central Lions Saturday night at Randy King Gymnasium in the opening round of the Region 4-AAA tournament.

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Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week

Oakland girls basketball player Shelby Gibson and Jordan Pelleaux from the Stewarts Creek boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week

Oakland girls basketball player Shelby Gibson and Jordan Pelleaux from the Stewarts Creek boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman girls and Oakland boys baller Tre Jones are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman girls and Oakland boys baller Tre Jones are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the widening of Jefferson Pike, a road with a deadly past
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the widening of Jefferson Pike, a road with a deadly past

Local resident John Phillips' son Jonathan died in a wreck about 12-years ago on Jefferson Pike.

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TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville
TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville

The Oakland Patriots travel to Maryville to battle the Rebels for a spot in the 6A state title game.

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TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville
TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville

The Oakland Patriots travel to Maryville to battle the Rebels for a spot in the 6A state title game.

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Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT
Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT

It took overtime for the Oakland Patriots to get past Smyrna 21-14.

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Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT
Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT

It took overtime for the Oakland Patriots to get past Smyrna 21-14.

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TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game
TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game

Oakland coach Kevin Creasy and Smyrna coach Matt Williams talk about the quarterfinal county matchup between these two squads.

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TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game
TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game

Oakland coach Kevin Creasy and Smyrna coach Matt Williams talk about the quarterfinal county matchup between these two squads.

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Two Local Prep Players Mr. Football Finalists
Two Local Prep Players Mr. Football Finalists

Rutherford County had five Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists. That list was narrowed to two finalists on Monday.

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Two Local Prep Players Mr. Football Finalists
Two Local Prep Players Mr. Football Finalists

Rutherford County had five Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists. That list was narrowed to two finalists on Monday.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman
PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman

While the first round of the 6A playoffs saw Rutherford County flex its muscle against teams from East Tennessee, this week, two local matchups are featured.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman
PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman

While the first round of the 6A playoffs saw Rutherford County flex its muscle against teams from East Tennessee, this week, two local matchups are featured.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented

Oakland wins the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award while Lazarius Patterson is the Week 9 MVP.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented

Oakland wins the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award while Lazarius Patterson is the Week 9 MVP.

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Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14
Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14

Oakland beat Riverdale 43-14 to win the Battle of the 'Boro. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a game re-cap.

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Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14
Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14

Oakland beat Riverdale 43-14 to win the Battle of the 'Boro. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a game re-cap.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy to be Presented
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy to be Presented

It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football. In the past, with it came only bragging rights. That is until this year.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro

It's the oldest continuous rivalry between Murfreesboro high schools...Riverdale at Oakland...better known as the "Battle of the 'Boro."

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro

It's the oldest continuous rivalry between Murfreesboro high schools...Riverdale at Oakland...better known as the "Battle of the 'Boro."

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Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6
Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6

Oakland used a punishing ground game to tame the Tomcats. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more in a report from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6
Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6

Oakland used a punishing ground game to tame the Tomcats. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more in a report from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Patriots Will Try to Tame the Tomcats
Patriots Will Try to Tame the Tomcats

The Patriots are the only 6A team playing this week, which is fall break for Rutherford County. They had an agreement to play Pulaski, Arkansas, week three.

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Woman noticed her TV was missing so she called the Murfreesboro Police
Woman noticed her TV was missing so she called the Murfreesboro Police

Two flat screen TV's, a Nintendo Wii and video games were stolen in one of several recent Murfreesboro burglaries.

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Oakland Remains #2, Blackman Falls to #8

The Oakland Patriots remain ranked second in the Class 6A prep football poll. The Blackman Blaze fall from 6th to 8th after their 21-7 loss to Oakland last week.

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PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game
PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game

Check out the photos taken by Chad Cunningham from the Oakland / Blackman football game from Friday, September 18th.

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PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game
PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game

Check out the photos taken by Chad Cunningham from the Oakland / Blackman football game from Friday, September 18th.

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PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football
PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football

While we're still not at the halfway point in the regular season, the Blackman-Oakland game will put the winner in the driver's seat for a region title in 2-6A.

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PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football
PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football

While we're still not at the halfway point in the regular season, the Blackman-Oakland game will put the winner in the driver's seat for a region title in 2-6A.

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Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7
Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7

Another classic region battle between Blackman and Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7
Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7

Another classic region battle between Blackman and Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Downs Siegel 49-30
Oakland Downs Siegel 49-30

Oakland wins the "Battle of Memorial Boulevard" over Siegel. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. has this report.

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Oakland Downs Siegel 49-30
Oakland Downs Siegel 49-30

Oakland wins the "Battle of Memorial Boulevard" over Siegel. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. has this report.

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Three RuCo Prep Teams Remain State Ranked

Both Oakland and Blackman moved up one spot from last week's statewide AP poll for Class 6A. Meanwhile, Riverdale tumbled five spots after their loss to Franklin.

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PHOTOS: Oakland vs. Hoover, AL
PHOTOS: Oakland vs. Hoover, AL

Chad Cunningham captured photos from the Oakland vs. Hoover, AL game, held at MTSU's Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Hoover Beats Oakland 24-7
Hoover Beats Oakland 24-7

Despite tons of penalties in the game, the Hoover Bucs bested Oakland 27-to-7. The Patriot's offense had trouble moving the football on the stingy Hoover defense.

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Hoover Beats Oakland 24-7
Hoover Beats Oakland 24-7

Despite tons of penalties in the game, the Hoover Bucs bested Oakland 27-to-7. The Patriot's offense had trouble moving the football on the stingy Hoover defense.

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Jamboree Results
Jamboree Results

Host Stewarts Creek set the tone from the get-go on Friday night against Blackman in the annual Rutherford County Jamboree. Plus, get a recap of all of the games from Sports Editor Monte Hale, Jr. of the Murfreesboro Post and All Sports Talk host.

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Inaugural Middle Tennessee Football Classic to kickoff is Saturday
Inaugural Middle Tennessee Football Classic to kickoff is Saturday

Two of Alabama's top high school football programs will travel to Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday to play against two of the top high school football programs in Middle Tennessee.

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Inexperienced Oakland still has big expectations
Inexperienced Oakland still has big expectations

The transition period between a new coach and players has been quite smooth for Kevin Creasy and the Oakland High School football team. Creasy replaced Thomas McDaniel (now at Christian Brothers) last spring, and obviously brought a different philosophy with him from Trousdale County where he won one state title.

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Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams
Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams

Want to pick the best football game to see on a Friday night this fall? Check out the week by week schedule and broadcasts on NewsRadio WGNS. Games in red will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS (subject to change).

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Prep Baseball / Softball Update
Prep Baseball / Softball Update

District champions were crowned in baseball and the district title game set in another.

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Prep Baseball / Softball Update
Prep Baseball / Softball Update

District champions were crowned in baseball and the district title game set in another.

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Wright Resigns as Oakland Boys Coach
Wright Resigns as Oakland Boys Coach

Oakland boys basketball coach Mike Wright has resigned. He's been at the school for the past six-years, succeeding Randy King.

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Wright Resigns as Oakland Boys Coach
Wright Resigns as Oakland Boys Coach

Oakland boys basketball coach Mike Wright has resigned. He's been at the school for the past six-years, succeeding Randy King.

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Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT
Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT

It was a battle no one from Murfreesboro in the Murphy Center will soon forget. The Blackman girls defeated Oakland 58-54 in double overtime to claim their second state title in two years.

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Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT
Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT

It was a battle no one from Murfreesboro in the Murphy Center will soon forget. The Blackman girls defeated Oakland 58-54 in double overtime to claim their second state title in two years.

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Oakland Downs Bearden to Advance to Championship
Oakland Downs Bearden to Advance to Championship

The Oakland Lady Patriots defeated Bearden 63-54 to advance to the Class AAA Championship game.

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Oakland Downs Bearden to Advance to Championship
Oakland Downs Bearden to Advance to Championship

The Oakland Lady Patriots defeated Bearden 63-54 to advance to the Class AAA Championship game.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four
Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four

It was a great day for Rutherford County basketball teams participating in the Blue Cross Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center. Oakland downed Bartlett 59-31 while Blackman defeated Mt. Juliet 58-48.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four
Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four

It was a great day for Rutherford County basketball teams participating in the Blue Cross Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center. Oakland downed Bartlett 59-31 while Blackman defeated Mt. Juliet 58-48.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss
Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss

Blackman and Oakland girls advance to the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, while Central Magnet's season ends in the sectionals.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss
Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss

Blackman and Oakland girls advance to the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, while Central Magnet's season ends in the sectionals.

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Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive
Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive

There are four Rutherford County prep basketball teams playing this week for a spot in the upcoming TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive
Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive

There are four Rutherford County prep basketball teams playing this week for a spot in the upcoming TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis
Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis

Oakland and Siegel boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals.

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Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis
Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis

Oakland and Siegel boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals.

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Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions
Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions

The Whitworth-Buchanan boys won the school's first ever state sectional middle school title. The Oakland Middle girls won it all this year as well.

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Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions
Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions

The Whitworth-Buchanan boys won the school's first ever state sectional middle school title. The Oakland Middle girls won it all this year as well.

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Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions
Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions

The Whitworth-Buchanan boys won the school's first ever state sectional middle school title. The Oakland Middle girls won it all this year as well.

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Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions
Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions

The Christiana girls and Rockvale boys claimed the Rutherford County Middle School Tournament championships Thursday night.

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Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions
Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions

The Christiana girls and Rockvale boys claimed the Rutherford County Middle School Tournament championships Thursday night.

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Maryville Tops Oakland 26-14
Maryville Tops Oakland 26-14

After jumping out to a 21-nothing lead, Maryville had to hold off a second half Oakland charge to defeat the Patriots 26-14 Friday night.

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Maryville Tops Oakland 26-14
Maryville Tops Oakland 26-14

After jumping out to a 21-nothing lead, Maryville had to hold off a second half Oakland charge to defeat the Patriots 26-14 Friday night.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9
Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9

Oakland avenged their only two losses in two-years with a quarterfinal win over rival Blackman 20-to-9 at the Inferno.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9
Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9

Oakland avenged their only two losses in two-years with a quarterfinal win over rival Blackman 20-to-9 at the Inferno.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0
Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0

Oakland continues to roll after eliminating Mt. Juliet. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0
Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0

Oakland continues to roll after eliminating Mt. Juliet. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Prep Football Playoffs Brackets
Prep Football Playoffs Brackets

Seven Rutherford County football teams will be participating in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next Friday night.

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Prep Football Playoffs Brackets
Prep Football Playoffs Brackets

Seven Rutherford County football teams will be participating in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next Friday night.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20
Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20

It was 28-20 Oakland and Riverdale had the ball midway through the fourth quarter when a costly fumble changed the course of the game.

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Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20
Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20

It was 28-20 Oakland and Riverdale had the ball midway through the fourth quarter when a costly fumble changed the course of the game.

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Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10
Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10

The Oakland Patriots score with 1:38 to go in the game to defeat Chattanooga Baylor 17-10 Friday night.

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Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10
Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10

The Oakland Patriots score with 1:38 to go in the game to defeat Chattanooga Baylor 17-10 Friday night.

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PHOTOS: Oakland at Arlington Prep Football
PHOTOS: Oakland at Arlington Prep Football

Check out the spectacular photos, taken by Chad Cunningham, from the Oakland football game at Arlington, Friday, September 12th.

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State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14
State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14

Oakland scored 21 unanswered points after the game was tied at 14 with about seven minutes left in the third to beat host Smyrna 35-14.

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State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14
State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14

Oakland scored 21 unanswered points after the game was tied at 14 with about seven minutes left in the third to beat host Smyrna 35-14.

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Your Rutherford County High School could win a personal concert by The Band Perry
Your Rutherford County High School could win a personal concert by The Band Perry

In 2013, Wilson Central High School in Lebanon received $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry...

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#3 Oakland Defeats Siegel 45-14
#3 Oakland Defeats Siegel 45-14

The Oakland Patriots defeated the Siegel Stars in the Battle of Memorial Boulevard. WGNS' Monte Hale recaps the game

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Jefferson Pike will soon be widened after numerous fatality accidents
Jefferson Pike will soon be widened after numerous fatality accidents

John Phillips' son Jonathan died in a wreck about 10-years ago on Jefferson Pike. The accident happened directly...

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District 7-AAA Football Schedules
District 7-AAA Football Schedules

Find your favorite District 7-AAA team and view their football schedule.

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Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2
Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2

What was probably the worst kept secret around high school football is now official. Oakland will play at Blackman on Sunday, August 24th nationally on ESPN2 at 11am. 

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Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2
Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2

What was probably the worst kept secret around high school football is now official. Oakland will play at Blackman on Sunday, August 24th nationally on ESPN2 at 11am. 

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Oakland High Youth Basketball Camp June 19-21
Oakland High Youth Basketball Camp June 19-21

Oakland High School will host a youth basketball camp June 19th through 21st at the school. The camp, which is being run by former player Chassion Allen, is a way for him to give back to the school. 

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Oakland High Youth Basketball Camp June 19-21
Oakland High Youth Basketball Camp June 19-21

Oakland High School will host a youth basketball camp June 19th through 21st at the school. The camp, which is being run by former player Chassion Allen, is a way for him to give back to the school. 

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WGNS Primetime Sports / Little Caesars Pizza All Sports Trophy
WGNS Primetime Sports / Little Caesars Pizza All Sports Trophy

WGNS and Little Caesars Pizza are, for the ninth year, proud to award trophies to the top middle school sports programs in Rutherford County. Throughout the year, points are awarded for finishing in the top four in various girls and boys sports. 

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Thousands of Dollars in Retired Manufacturing Equipment finds NEW HOME in Two Rutherford County Schools
Thousands of Dollars in Retired Manufacturing Equipment finds NEW HOME in Two Rutherford County Schools

Thousands of dollars of used manufacturing equipment has found a new home at two Rutherford County schools, thanks to a donation from MAHLE Filter Systems.

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SFT: Oakland Squeezed Out of Spring Fling

Despite battling back, down 2-nothing on the road at Soddy Daisy, Oakland softball drops a heart breaker to end their season in the sectional championship game 5-to-4.

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SFT: Oakland Squeezed Out of Spring Fling

Despite battling back, down 2-nothing on the road at Soddy Daisy, Oakland softball drops a heart breaker to end their season in the sectional championship game 5-to-4.

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BSB: Riverdale Three-Peats as Region Champs
BSB: Riverdale Three-Peats as Region Champs

Riverdale got great starting pitching and used the long-ball to down Tullahoma for the third straight year in the region championship game 9-to-2. Brady Pucket hit homers in the first and second innings off two different Wildcat pitchers.

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BSB: Riverdale Three-Peats as Region Champs
BSB: Riverdale Three-Peats as Region Champs

Riverdale got great starting pitching and used the long-ball to down Tullahoma for the third straight year in the region championship game 9-to-2. Brady Pucket hit homers in the first and second innings off two different Wildcat pitchers.

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Region Semi Roundup: Oakland softball, Riverdale & Central baseball advance
Region Semi Roundup: Oakland softball, Riverdale & Central baseball advance

Oakland softball along with Riverdale and Central Magnet baseball advance to the region champion games, while Siegel baseball and Smyrna softball fall in the semifinals.

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Prep Region Semifinals Monday Night
Prep Region Semifinals Monday Night

Several local softball and baseball teams will be vying for a spot in the region and sectional finals tonight (Monday) in semifinal action. On WGNS, the Oakland Lady Patriots will battle Lincoln County. Airtime will be 6:20pm with a 6:30pm first pitch.

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Prep Region Semifinals Monday Night
Prep Region Semifinals Monday Night

Several local softball and baseball teams will be vying for a spot in the region and sectional finals tonight (Monday) in semifinal action. On WGNS, the Oakland Lady Patriots will battle Lincoln County. Airtime will be 6:20pm with a 6:30pm first pitch.

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Region Semi Roundup: Oakland softball, Riverdale & Central baseball advance
Region Semi Roundup: Oakland softball, Riverdale & Central baseball advance

Oakland softball along with Riverdale and Central Magnet baseball advance to the region champion games, while Siegel baseball and Smyrna softball fall in the semifinals.

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SFT: Oakland Claims 7-AAA Title

The Oakland Lady Patriots claim the 2014 District 7-AAA tournament title, defeating Smyrna 6-to-4, in two games. Smyrna, sent to the losers bracket by Oakland Monday, forced game two with a 5-1 win over the Lady Patriots.

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SFT: Oakland Claims 7-AAA Title

The Oakland Lady Patriots claim the 2014 District 7-AAA tournament title, defeating Smyrna 6-to-4, in two games. Smyrna, sent to the losers bracket by Oakland Monday, forced game two with a 5-1 win over the Lady Patriots.

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SB: Oakland Holds Off Smyrna
SB: Oakland Holds Off Smyrna

Oakland scored four runs in the forth inning and held off Smyrna 4-3 to advance to the District 7-AAA Softball Tournament championship game. Pinch hitter Michelle Williams came to bat in the fourth with the bases loaded, in a tie game.

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SB: Oakland Holds Off Smyrna
SB: Oakland Holds Off Smyrna

Oakland scored four runs in the forth inning and held off Smyrna 4-3 to advance to the District 7-AAA Softball Tournament championship game. Pinch hitter Michelle Williams came to bat in the fourth with the bases loaded, in a tie game.

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BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets
BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets

Strong pitching from sophomore Brice Bogle and Justin Wilson's two-for-three night with the bat helped Oakland past Blackman 5-nothing in the opening round of the District 7-Triple-A Tournament.

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BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets
BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets

Strong pitching from sophomore Brice Bogle and Justin Wilson's two-for-three night with the bat helped Oakland past Blackman 5-nothing in the opening round of the District 7-Triple-A Tournament.

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SB: Oakland Escapes Riverdale with 2-Nothing Win
SB: Oakland Escapes Riverdale with 2-Nothing Win

Oakland softball, behind Lacie Rinus' eight strike outs, won 2-nothing at Riverdale Tuesday night. The Lady Pats pitcher only gave up two hits to the Lady Warriors, which beat Oakland March 26th 9-nothing. 

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SB: Oakland Escapes Riverdale with 2-Nothing Win
SB: Oakland Escapes Riverdale with 2-Nothing Win

Oakland softball, behind Lacie Rinus' eight strike outs, won 2-nothing at Riverdale Tuesday night. The Lady Pats pitcher only gave up two hits to the Lady Warriors, which beat Oakland March 26th 9-nothing. 

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Visit Oaklands Mansion for a Special Event
Visit Oaklands Mansion for a Special Event

Ever long to return to the days of Rhett and Scarlett? Girls ages 12 and up can do just that during the Antebellum Academy, presented by Oaklands Historic House Museum from June 23-27, 2014.

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AAA Sectional Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results
AAA Sectional Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results

Blackman and Oakland girls along with Siegel and Blackman boys will be participating in the AAA Sectional Tournaments. The girls will play Saturday and the boys Monday. We have the schedule and results here.

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Rutherford County Commission Race GROWS
Rutherford County Commission Race GROWS

The County Commission race in Rutherford County continues to grow.  Oakland High School Assistant Principal, Tim Roediger, has announced...

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Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short
Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short

The Blackman girls flexed their muscle early and left no doubt why they're ranked number one nationally and in the state. A 16-nothing run to start the game helped the Lady Blaze bury Cumberland County 72-39. 

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Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short
Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short

The Blackman girls flexed their muscle early and left no doubt why they're ranked number one nationally and in the state. A 16-nothing run to start the game helped the Lady Blaze bury Cumberland County 72-39. 

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Region 4AAA Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results
Region 4AAA Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results

Eight local boys and girls teams will participate in the Region 4AAA Basketball Tournament. First round games will be at the higher seed. Winners will play the semifinals and finals. With the District 7AAA sweep of District 8AAA in girls and boys, both region girls and boys semifinals and finals will be played at Siegel. Check out the brackets and results.

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Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship
Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship

The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch.

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Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship
Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship

The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch.

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Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship
Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship

The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch.

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Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game
Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game

Blackman (29-1) take on the Oakland (26-5) in the Region 4-Triple-A girls championship game tonight (Wednesday). This will be the fourth meeting of the year between the two schools, with the Lady Blaze winning the previous matchups by double digits.

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Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game
Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game

Blackman (29-1) take on the Oakland (26-5) in the Region 4-Triple-A girls championship game tonight (Wednesday). This will be the fourth meeting of the year between the two schools, with the Lady Blaze winning the previous matchups by double digits.

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Oakland Girls in Region Finals For First Time Since 2005
Oakland Girls in Region Finals For First Time Since 2005

The ninth-ranked Oakland girls are in the region championship game and sectionals for the first time in nine years. They eliminated Smyrna from the postseason 50-39 last (Monday) night.

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Oakland Girls in Region Finals For First Time Since 2005
Oakland Girls in Region Finals For First Time Since 2005

The ninth-ranked Oakland girls are in the region championship game and sectionals for the first time in nine years. They eliminated Smyrna from the postseason 50-39 last (Monday) night.

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How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8
How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8

It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. 

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How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8
How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8

It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. 

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D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals
D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals

The Region 4-Triple-A girls quarterfinals were dominated by Rutherford County last (Friday) night.  The Riverdale girls went to Columbia and left no doubt they have more basketball to play. They whipped the Lady Lions 65-47 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals
D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals

The Region 4-Triple-A girls quarterfinals were dominated by Rutherford County last (Friday) night.  The Riverdale girls went to Columbia and left no doubt they have more basketball to play. They whipped the Lady Lions 65-47 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd
Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd

The Blackman girls used a 16-0 run in the second quarter to beat Oakland 60-37. The Lady Blaze, now 27-and-1, shot light out from the field. They were 25-of-36 for 69-percent with two threes.

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Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd
Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd

The Blackman girls used a 16-0 run in the second quarter to beat Oakland 60-37. The Lady Blaze, now 27-and-1, shot light out from the field. They were 25-of-36 for 69-percent with two threes.

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Oakland Girls Beat Riverdale for First Time in 9 Years (plus other Monday finals)
Oakland Girls Beat Riverdale for First Time in 9 Years (plus other Monday finals)

The Oakland girls did something for the first time in 22 tries, nine years. The Lady Pats beat Riverdale 56-50 to claim second place in the upcoming district tournament and an automatic bye to the region. PHOTOS FROM THE GAMES & AREA SCORES.

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Oakland Girls Beat Riverdale for First Time in 9 Years (plus other Monday finals)
Oakland Girls Beat Riverdale for First Time in 9 Years (plus other Monday finals)

The Oakland girls did something for the first time in 22 tries, nine years. The Lady Pats beat Riverdale 56-50 to claim second place in the upcoming district tournament and an automatic bye to the region. PHOTOS FROM THE GAMES & AREA SCORES.

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Three Middle School Team Play for Sectional Title

Rutherford County will be well represented in the midstate middle school sectional finals. 

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Three Middle School Team Play for Sectional Title

Rutherford County will be well represented in the midstate middle school sectional finals. 

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Podcast: January 18th, 2014: State Farm Prep Basketball: Oakland at Riverdale (Girls)
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Podcast: January 18th, 2014: State Farm Prep Basketball: Oakland at Riverdale (Boys)
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Riverdale Girls, Oakland Boys Win
Riverdale Girls, Oakland Boys Win "Battle of Boro," plus all Saturday Scores

The Riverdale girls have not lost to Oakland since the second meeting of three meetings in 2005. That streak continues, despite a hard fought game. The Lady Warriors held on to defeat the Lady Patriots 60-54. 

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Riverdale Girls, Oakland Boys Win
Riverdale Girls, Oakland Boys Win "Battle of Boro," plus all Saturday Scores

The Riverdale girls have not lost to Oakland since the second meeting of three meetings in 2005. That streak continues, despite a hard fought game. The Lady Warriors held on to defeat the Lady Patriots 60-54. 

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Oakland Sweeps Smyrna, plus all local scores from Friday
Oakland Sweeps Smyrna, plus all local scores from Friday

A foul fest at Oakland's Randy King Gymnasium, but the home standing Pats swept visiting Smyrna. The Oakland girls held on to beat Smyrna 70-66 Friday night in District 7-AAA play.

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Oakland Sweeps Smyrna, plus all local scores from Friday
Oakland Sweeps Smyrna, plus all local scores from Friday

A foul fest at Oakland's Randy King Gymnasium, but the home standing Pats swept visiting Smyrna. The Oakland girls held on to beat Smyrna 70-66 Friday night in District 7-AAA play.

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AP Poll: New Girls #1, Five Area Teams in Top 10

The latest AP statewide basketball poll is out and for the first time in school history, the Blackman girls are on top. The Lady Blaze leapfrog Science Hill after defeating Riverdale 47-46 last week. 

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Oakland Basketball Coach's Son Undergoes Surgery
Oakland Basketball Coach's Son Undergoes Surgery

Oakland boys basketball coach Mike Wright has stepped away from his team for several days to be with his five-year old son, who recently underwent surgery. His son, Cason, who was born with cancer, had surgery this week repair damage caused by a surgery he had when he was very young. 

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Oakland Basketball Coach's Son Undergoes Surgery
Oakland Basketball Coach's Son Undergoes Surgery

Oakland boys basketball coach Mike Wright has stepped away from his team for several days to be with his five-year old son, who recently underwent surgery. His son, Cason, who was born with cancer, had surgery this week repair damage caused by a surgery he had when he was very young. 

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Tour Historic Homes in Murfreesboro for the 30th Annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour
Tour Historic Homes in Murfreesboro for the 30th Annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour
Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The 30th Annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 
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Three Local Prep Football Players Mr. Football Finalists
Three Rutherford County football players have been recognized among the best in the state. Oakland's Jack Jones is a Class Triple-A Lineman finalists, Siegel's Denzel Harding a Triple-A Back finalist and Eagleville's Chris Hale is Class Single-A Back finalist.
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Two Local Prep Football Players Mr. Football Finalists
Two Rutherford County football players have been recognized among the best in the state. Oakland's Jack Jones is a Class Triple-A Lineman finalists while Eagleville's Chris Hale is Class Single-A Back finalist.
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Three Local Prep Football Players Mr. Football Finalists
Three Rutherford County football players have been recognized among the best in the state. Oakland's Jack Jones is a Class Triple-A Lineman finalists, Siegel's Denzel Harding a Triple-A Back finalist and Eagleville's Chris Hale is Class Single-A Back finalist.
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Two Classic Football Games - Three Miles Apart
The MTSU Blue Raiders final, game winning drive to beat Marshall 51-49. Oakland holding on to beat Blackman 9-3 in a battle of high school undefeated teams. And WGNS was there for both. 
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HUGE: MTSU Blackout TONIGHT / Blackman at Oakland TONIGHT
HUGE: MTSU Blackout TONIGHT / Blackman at Oakland TONIGHT
The official Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Blackout game is TONIGHT! The game has a scheduled kick off of 6:30pm and will be broadcast on WGNS FM 100.5, FM 101.9, AM 1450, over the air. Our High School broadcast will be available on our FREE WGNS Apps. 
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Oakland Middle Football Runs Away with County Title
Oakland Middle Football Runs Away with County Title
A dominating first half leads the Oakland Middle Chargers to their second consecutive county championship, defeating Whitworth Buchanan 30-14. STORY, PICTURES & GAME PODCAST HERE.
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#10 Smyrna at #2 Oakland on WGNS Friday
Another week and another battle between state ranked teams on WGNS. The number two Oakland Patriots host number 10 Smyrna. Bulldogs coach Matt Williams realizes this is the toughest test for his team so far this season.
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Patriots/Stars Battle Tonight on WGNS
A battle between two big time rivals is on WGNS tonight as number 9 Siegel travels to battle number 2 Oakland. Patriots head coach Thomas McDaniel says while he believes the game will be won up front...his Patriots can't lose sight of the fact Siegel beat them twice last year.
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Oakland Seeking Revenge Against Siegel
The Battle of Highway 231 takes place Friday night as number 9 Siegel visits number two Oakland. Stars head coach Greg Wyant says they'll have to limit the number of offensive plays of the Patriots to have a chance to win.
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Thursday Night: Oakland Beats Riverdale 41 to 7
In High School Sports Thursday night, Oakland dominates Riverdale  41-7. Hear the podcast of the game here...
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Commission Honors Spring Fling Winners, Council Keeps It Brief
Largely obligatory meetings of both the Rutherford County Commission as well as the Murfreesboro City Council on Thursday, June 13th, with the council meeting lasting only 12 minutes on a thin agenda...
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High School Graduations; Central's First Class in 41-Years
For the first time 41 years, Central will graduate a group of seniors. In all, 76 students will walk across the stage Sunday as the first graduates of Central Magnet School. 
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La Vergne vs Oakland (Baseball)
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Jefferson COunty vs Oakland (Prep Baseball)
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Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Five boys teams competed in region semifinal games and there are two left after last (Tuesday) night's play. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a recap.
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4AAA: Riverdale & Blackman Girls Advance
4AAA: Riverdale & Blackman Girls Advance
It's an all Rutherford County region final in girls. Bryan Barrett has a recap of last night's games.
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4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
It's boys region semifinals tonight. Bryan Barrett has a preview of tonight's games. 
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Podcast: Oakland vs La Vergne 7-AAA Consolation Game
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Podcast: Girls D-7AAA Basketball Tournament (Blackman vs Oakland)
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Podcast: Riverdale vs Oakland Boys Basketball
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Rock Springs Girls / Oakland Boys Mid-State Champions
Rutherford County is the home to two new state champions. The Rock Springs Middle girls and the Oakland Middle boys won the Mid-State Basketball Championships in Clarksville Saturday. 
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Middle School Teams in Sectional Final Four
The T-M-S-Double-A Sectional Tournament continues in Clarksville with plenty of local flavor. This (Thursday) afternoon, the Christiana girls will play Mount Juliet at 4 in the final four.
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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