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New Rutherford County Jail Administrator Named
New Rutherford County Jail Administrator Named

Correctional Work Center Superintendent Bernard Salandy was named jail administrator Thursday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Robert Arnold Pleads Guilty...Resigns As Sheriff
Robert Arnold Pleads Guilty...Resigns As Sheriff

Robert Arnold is now officially the former Rutherford County Sheriff after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He also resigned from the office of sheriff.

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Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea
Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

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Inmate attempting suicide saved by Rutherford County Sheriff's Officers
Inmate attempting suicide saved by Rutherford County Sheriff's Officers

An inmate trying to take his own life was saved by a team of Rutherford County Adult Detention Center booking officers and the nursing staff Sunday, a spokeswoman said.

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Rutherford County Mayor pleased with county legal representation
Rutherford County Mayor pleased with county legal representation

After long time Rutherford County attorney Jim Cope resigned as the county attorney this past October, the county has been pleased with their new legal representation.

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UPDATE: Rutherford County Commission to pick an Interim Sheriff on January 12, 2017
UPDATE: Rutherford County Commission to pick an Interim Sheriff on January 12, 2017

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess confirmed that if Sheriff Arnold is not found guilty of the 14 federal charges against him, he could remain in office.

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At LaVergne High School, administrators and teachers putting interests of students first to change culture and lift expectations
At LaVergne High School, administrators and teachers putting interests of students first to change culture and lift expectations

Rudy Vazquez never forgot the snickers. He still remembers being told the other schools at a SkillsUSA competition for criminal justice clubs weren't taking LaVergne High School seriously.

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TN REPORT CARD: Rutherford's ACT scores, grad rates further increase
TN REPORT CARD: Rutherford's ACT scores, grad rates further increase

Rutherford County Schools has a graduation rate topping 95 percent, an average composite ACT score of 20.8 and spends $1,000 less than the state average per student, according to information released today as part of the annual Tennessee Report Card.

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RCSO Mounted Patrol Loses Devoted Member
RCSO Mounted Patrol Loses Devoted Member

Sgt. Jon Levi and partner, Checker Cash, were trusted brothers for the 16 years they worked together daily for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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United Way Letter of Intent Application Now Available
United Way Letter of Intent Application Now Available

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Letter of Intent application is now available for the 2017 funding cycle.

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Sheriff Suspended With No Pay
Sheriff Suspended With No Pay

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.

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Rutherford County students participate in the first-ever Tennessee Student Mock Election, Thurman Francis Arts Academy
Rutherford County students participate in the first-ever Tennessee Student Mock Election, Thurman Francis Arts Academy

Republican nominee Donald Trump won the first-ever Tennessee Student Mock Election with an overwhelming margin of support from the more than 165,000 votes cast from students throughout Tennessee.

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Former Rutherford County Attorney Suspended from Practicing Law
Former Rutherford County Attorney Suspended from Practicing Law

Reports from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee has officially suspended Jim Cope from the practice of law until further notice.

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Programs at the local jail helping inmates
Programs at the local jail helping inmates

Programs that include working the inmate garden are helping those on the inside of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.

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Downtown Murfreesboro Kicking Off Holiday Shopping on Square
Downtown Murfreesboro Kicking Off Holiday Shopping on Square

The November 4th Shop and Stroll on the Square in Downtown Murfreesboro follows the recent highly successful Wine Around the Square event endorsed by Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation.

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Three TV's Stolen - Possible Suspect Seen by Neighbor
Three TV's Stolen - Possible Suspect Seen by Neighbor

A total of three large flat screen TV's were stolen from a home on Bridge Avenue this past week in Murfreesboro.

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Jim Cope Resigns as County Attorney and Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading
Jim Cope Resigns as County Attorney and Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

Former lead director of Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. ("Pinnacle") and Rutherford County Attorney, James Cope, 67, of Murfreesboro, pleaded guilty Friday to insider trading in connection with Pinnacle's 2016 acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings Inc. On Thursday, Cope sent his letter of resignation from the position of county attorney.

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OPEN BURN BAN Lifted for Rutherford County
OPEN BURN BAN Lifted for Rutherford County

The mandatory OPEN BURNING BAN has been lifted for Rutherford County. Rainfall over the past few days has made a dramatic difference.

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Explosion of Voter Registrations
Explosion of Voter Registrations

There is much interest in this year's presidential election, in fact Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley told WGNS that there has been an explosion of voter registrations in the past few weeks.

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Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date
Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date

UPDATE: The Sheriff of Rutherford will be jailed until the date of his trial on February 7, 2017 after a domestic violence incident was reported to have occurred on Labor Day.

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Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?
Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?

With Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold behind bars after having his bond revoked by a federal magistrate, who's in charge?

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Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is
Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is "Embarrassment to my County"

In light of the on-going legal issues surrounding Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, the vice-chair of the County Commission's Public Safety Committee says it's an embarrassment.

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Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation
Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is in a Kentucky jail, being detained by the federal government after his bond was revoked. NewsChannel 5 is reporting the sheriff may be "strongly considering" resigning from office, if it would mean his release from jail before his federal trial next year.

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UPDATE: Murder Suspect Eric Ellis to be in court for Murder of Kimberly Allen
UPDATE: Murder Suspect Eric Ellis to be in court for Murder of Kimberly Allen

Smyrna murder suspect Eric Ellis will appear in court this month. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones told News Radio WGNS...

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Rob Mitchell, Rutherford County Assessor of Property, took the Oath of Office from State Senator Bill Ketron
Rob Mitchell, Rutherford County Assessor of Property, took the Oath of Office from State Senator Bill Ketron

Mitchell was sworn in using the Bible that once belonged to his maternal great grandmother.

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Rutherford County Ranked 3rd in TN for Lowest Unemployment Rate
Rutherford County Ranked 3rd in TN for Lowest Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County ranked number three on the list for having a low unemployment number.

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TONIGHT is
TONIGHT is "National Night Out Against Crime"

Rutherford County is again participating in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, an opportunity for neighbors to meet with law enforcement officer and learn ways to reduce their chances of being victims of crime.

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Truancy issues in Rutherford County
Truancy issues in Rutherford County

Truancy is a big issue in Rutherford County. County School's Attendance Coordinator Tom Delbridge told News Radio WGNS that a lack of attendance is highest in elementary and high schools.

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THDA Creating Business Locally
THDA Creating Business Locally

The Tennessee Housing Development Authority's Executive Director Ralph Perry had great news for Rutherford County in his talk Tuesday to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.

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Election Day is Thursday
Election Day is Thursday

Early voting continues here in Rutherford County, ahead of the August 4th state and federal primary along with city and county general election.

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Fed $120K Grant Helps Emergency Food Supply
Fed $120K Grant Helps Emergency Food Supply

Rutherford County has been awarded $120,786 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security. These funds will help to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county under Phase 33 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

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Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June 4.1%
Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June 4.1%

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent...

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Thank a Police Officer or Sheriff's Deputy Today
Thank a Police Officer or Sheriff's Deputy Today

WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Major Egon Grissom on Wednesday and he told us that morale is down among many officers of law across the United States.

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Memo about security in Rutherford County Buildings
Memo about security in Rutherford County Buildings

After a recent theft of professional camera gear and commercial scanners from Rutherford County buildings in downtown Murfreesboro, the Rutherford County Property Assessor sent out the below memo...

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Tennessee research on the juvenile justice system
Tennessee research on the juvenile justice system

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) this month was appointed to be a member of a bi-partisan committee handpicked by House Speaker, Beth Harwell, to research and analyze key issues surrounding the juvenile justice system.

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Rutherford County INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations
Rutherford County INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations

The words to Lee Greenwood's patriotic classic keep going through my head, "And I'm proud to be an American . . .". Here in Rutherford County there are numerous Independence Day celebrations and all are unique and special.

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UPDATE: Antoich man indicted in Rutherford County for
UPDATE: Antoich man indicted in Rutherford County for "Rape of a Child" and "Aggravated Sexual Battery"

UPDATE: The 39-year old convicted sex offender from Nashville was charged with two counts of "Rape of a Child" and three counts of "Aggravated Sexual Battery."

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New Faces at Pinnacle in Rutherford County
New Faces at Pinnacle in Rutherford County

Cheryl McMahon, Jessica Perry and Stephanie Phillips have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.

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Update on Attempted Homicide Case in Rutherford County
Update on Attempted Homicide Case in Rutherford County

A case from last year involving a man who said he was shot by a neighbor will be in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom in the near future.

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Man Accused of Murdering Smyrna Woman May or May Not be Mentally Capable of Standing Trial
Man Accused of Murdering Smyrna Woman May or May Not be Mentally Capable of Standing Trial

Rutherford County murder suspect Eric Ellis may or may not be mentally capable of standing trial for the murder of 45 year old Kimberly Allen of Smyrna, TN.

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Murfreesboro Attorney Tom Frost Announces Candidacy for General Sessions Judge
Murfreesboro Attorney Tom Frost Announces Candidacy for General Sessions Judge

Thursday Tom Frost, Murfreesboro attorney and candidate for General Sessions Judge, announced that he has sent an invitation to each of the candidates for General Sessions Judge, Part IV to join him in a debate prior to the beginning of Early Voting, which begins July 15th.

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Rutherford County Assessor of Property Proposes Budget for Department
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Proposes Budget for Department

"This year's budget will be one which will challenge us as community representatives and as office administrators. We must work together in order to accomplish the will of our constituents as well as complete our constitutionally mandated duties..."

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2016 VITA Program Results in $1.2M Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
2016 VITA Program Results in $1.2M Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

During United Way's 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, more than 40 volunteer preparers completed 885 tax returns resulting in a $1,219,228 investment through tax refunds in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Tennessee 45th Annual Craft Fair
Tennessee 45th Annual Craft Fair

Artist from Rutherford County and far beyond are participating in the 45th annual annual Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville on Mothers Day Weekend (May 5-8th).

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Theft Ring Brings in Stolen Items from Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Williamson Counties
Theft Ring Brings in Stolen Items from Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Williamson Counties

Five people are being held in jails in Bedford and Rutherford County following a burglary ring that stole items in Coffee, Bedford, Rutherford and Williamson Counties.

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Computer Aided Dispatch Software Approved for the Sheriff's Office
Computer Aided Dispatch Software Approved for the Sheriff's Office

Emergency response through Rutherford County will be improved after the County Commission voted 19-1 Thursday to implement a Computer Aided Dispatch software at the Sheriff's Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award

The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner...

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More Fans at the March TSSAA Games = More Tourist Dollars in Murfreesboro
More Fans at the March TSSAA Games = More Tourist Dollars in Murfreesboro

The Girls' Tournaments saw an attendance of 32,907 guests. That number is up by 8,518 people when compared to last year. As for the boys' tournaments, 37,895 sports fans attended the games, which is up 1,178 people from last year.

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Man who has been booked into the local jail over 400 times rearrested for charging at an officer
Man who has been booked into the local jail over 400 times rearrested for charging at an officer

A man who has been booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center over 400 times has been rearrested.

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January Unemployment Data Released
January Unemployment Data Released

Here in Rutherford County, the unemployment rate was the third lowest in the state at three-point-seven percent.

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Two Inmates Busted After Planning an Escape from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Two Inmates Busted After Planning an Escape from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Deputies foiled an attempted escape plot by two inmates early Sunday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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New Interactive Rutherford County Map Shows Local School Demographics
New Interactive Rutherford County Map Shows Local School Demographics

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell told WGNS a new interactive map allows you to see average teacher pay, the number of students in our local schools and more.

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Rutherford County Jail Lacks a Fence and Employees
Rutherford County Jail Lacks a Fence and Employees

The Tennessee Corrections Institute has told Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold that a fence is needed around the local jail.

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Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club on the Search for a new Chief Professional Officer
Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club on the Search for a new Chief Professional Officer

The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County has announced the job search for their next Chief Professional Officer is underway.

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Pedophiles Using Kik to Communicate with Children
Pedophiles Using Kik to Communicate with Children

Two Virginia Tech freshmen charged with kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell from Blacksburg, Va., communicated with her online through the popular messaging app Kik.

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Christy Sigler announces bid for Rutherford County, Tennessee's 34th State House Seat
Christy Sigler announces bid for Rutherford County, Tennessee's 34th State House Seat

Veteran Murfreesboro attorney Christy Sigler announced Tuesday her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County's 34th State House district, represented currently by Representative Rick Womick.

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To vote in the presidential election, you must register by TODAY
To vote in the presidential election, you must register by TODAY

Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley told News Radio WGNS the ballot may be confusing, but poll workers cannot answer questions about the ballot itself...

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A bottle in a cave and a Mastodon jawbone in Rutherford County
A bottle in a cave and a Mastodon jawbone in Rutherford County

In speaking with Jeff, it was obvious that he had a massive love for exploring. In this area he has found a Mastodon jaw bone, teeth of a Mastodon and even teeth of bears.

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UPDATE: Suicide in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
UPDATE: Suicide in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

A man in the jail at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro hanged himself with the cord of a pay phone in a holding cell shortly after his arrest for an alleged domestic assault against his wife.

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25 Rutherford County Educators to get help in teaching through grant
25 Rutherford County Educators to get help in teaching through grant

The workshops are linked to both field work in teachers' classrooms and the study of related professional literature.

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Local high schoolers get help in Nursing
Local high schoolers get help in Nursing

Twelve Rutherford County high schoolers completed a "fast track" nursing assistant certification course during winter break.

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Two vehicle thefts, a fire and a pursuit in Rutherford County
Two vehicle thefts, a fire and a pursuit in Rutherford County

Deputies located two suspects who went on a crime spree by stealing two vehicles, leading a sergeant on a pursuit and burning a truck Thursday morning...

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Juvenile Detention Center lock-up numbers for Rutherford County
Juvenile Detention Center lock-up numbers for Rutherford County

The Juvenile Detention Center of Rutherford County has released their latest numbers involving teens who have been locked up.

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Man in a Mercedes outruns Cannon and Rutherford County Deputies for a short time, then caught
Man in a Mercedes outruns Cannon and Rutherford County Deputies for a short time, then caught

Investigator Gullett said that once he clocked the Mercedes, he found it was traveling at 126mph...

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A possible reduction of retirement benefits for newly hired Rutherford Co. Employees
A possible reduction of retirement benefits for newly hired Rutherford Co. Employees

Property Assessor Rob Mitchell told WGNS in an email, "This program will result in a 30% reduction in benefits for anyone hired after April 1, 2016."

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Court costs are going UP it looks like in Rutherford County
Court costs are going UP it looks like in Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Commission voted unanimously Thursday night of this past week to ask the state to let the county raise its $25 court filing fees to an upper limit of $50...

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New candidate in the running for the Rutherford County Road Superintendent
New candidate in the running for the Rutherford County Road Superintendent

Republican Robert Alsup announced he has qualified as a candidate for Rutherford County Road Superintendent.

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A Tractor Trailer Truck caught fire Thanksgiving Afternoon on I-24 in Rutherford County
A Tractor Trailer Truck caught fire Thanksgiving Afternoon on I-24 in Rutherford County

Thanksgiving Afternoon: The fire occurred at mile marker 96 close to Beechgrove around 1:50 p.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol the right lanes were blocked to westbound traffic...

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Local school bus driver convicted and sentenced in DUI case
Local school bus driver convicted and sentenced in DUI case

Layne has been sentenced to spend 15-days behind bars for the original DUI charge and 30-days for the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Three charges of reckless endangerment have been dismissed.

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Veterans Remembered in Local Ceremony
Veterans Remembered in Local Ceremony

It's Veteran's Day. If you missed the Veteran's Day ceremony on the lawn of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, you can listen here.

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Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court
Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court

One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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Child abuse, Child endangerment and Child welfare in Rutherford County
Child abuse, Child endangerment and Child welfare in Rutherford County

If a child is missing, abducted or endangered, the Rutherford County Child Abduction Response Team will immediately launch a coordinated search, said Sheriff's Detective Phil Brooks, who leads the team.

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AUDIO: RuCo Middle School Football Championship Game & All-Conference Players

You can listen back to and/or download the Rutherford County Middle School Football Championship game broadcast and view the all-conference team.

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AUDIO: RuCo Middle School Football Championship Game & All-Conference Players

You can listen back to and/or download the Rutherford County Middle School Football Championship game broadcast and view the all-conference team.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Head to South Carolina for Catastrophic Flood Response
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Head to South Carolina for Catastrophic Flood Response

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee's Fire Marshal's Office, several local rescue groups and another 11 other state and local agencies are providing swift water rescue personnel and equipment to South Carolina.

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Buchanan Elementary School in Rutherford County named Blue Ribbon School
Buchanan Elementary School in Rutherford County named Blue Ribbon School

Buchanan Elementary School is one of only six schools in Tennessee to be named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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School Safety Drills in Rutherford County
School Safety Drills in Rutherford County

Drills testing school safety were conducted by Rutherford County Sheriff's school resource officers in every Rutherford County School last week, SRO supervisors said.

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Meth Lab in Progress - Bust made by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Meth Lab in Progress - Bust made by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Three suspects were charged with making methamphetamine while Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies were searching for burglary suspect earlier this month, a deputy said.

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Smith & Wesson stolen in Rutherford County found with men in Cannon County
Smith & Wesson stolen in Rutherford County found with men in Cannon County

Between the seat and the console there was a Smith and Wesson shorty .45 pistol. A search of the serial number came back that the gun was stolen out of Rutherford County.

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Juvenile Court Judge Davenport explains what happens when a child has no where to go after an arrest
Juvenile Court Judge Davenport explains what happens when a child has no where to go after an arrest

When a child is arrested in Rutherford County for an assault or similar related crime and the child has no parent to live with, what happens?

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Security a top concern for the new Rutherford County Judicial Building
Security a top concern for the new Rutherford County Judicial Building

One of the main concerns addresses the security of those who are headed to court and the security of inmates. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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Four suspects were charged with the initiation of manufacturing methamphetamine
Four suspects were charged with the initiation of manufacturing methamphetamine

The deputy noticed a plastic bottle containing a white substance and notified narcotics Detective Curtis Brinkley to investigate.

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Rutherford County School Resource Officer program continues to advance
Rutherford County School Resource Officer program continues to advance

School safety in this day and age is a top concern among law enforcement and parents....

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Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County is UP
Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County is UP

Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County in 2014 increased from $291.52 to $307.47 million, placing Rutherford County in the top 10 counties across the state, for travel-related expenditures.

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Crystal Meth and Marijuana Seized in Rutherford County
Crystal Meth and Marijuana Seized in Rutherford County

More than $12,000 worth of illegal crystal methamphetamine and marijuana were seized from suspects after being stopped for traffic offenses last week on Interstate 24, Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies said Monday.

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Man to face multiple charges in court this month after Smyrna Police arrest
Man to face multiple charges in court this month after Smyrna Police arrest

A man who was pursued by Smyrna Police this past April will soon be in court to face a myriad of charges.

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Volunteer:  Senior citizens network needs volunteers
Volunteer: Senior citizens network needs volunteers

Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.

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Sound of Summer - Cicadas in RuCo
Sound of Summer - Cicadas in RuCo

These large bugs are creating quite a big buzz around Rutherford County. They are called periodical cicadas and according to experts, they show up every 13 years.

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3 Rutherford County Teachers help in the
3 Rutherford County Teachers help in the "Reconstruction and the African-American Experience in Tennessee"

Nearly two dozen Tennessee teachers participated in the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) summer teacher institute on "Reconstruction and the African-American Experience in Tennessee" last week.

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Rutherford County School Bus Driver charged with DUI heads to trial
Rutherford County School Bus Driver charged with DUI heads to trial

The case involving a Rutherford County School bus driver who was charged last year (2014) with DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Reckless Endangerment, will move to trial.

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TBI Agent Reassigned after teaching class with a Rutherford County Sheriff  commander
TBI Agent Reassigned after teaching class with a Rutherford County Sheriff commander

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reassigned an 18-year veteran agent from Rutherford County for violating agency policies in connection with Sharp Training and Consulting, a company tied up in a state and federal probe.

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Lawsuits Against Former Property Assessor Costs County $140K
Lawsuits Against Former Property Assessor Costs County $140K

Federal complaints two women filed against former Property Assessor Bill Boner after he fired them have cost Rutherford County more than $140,000 - and counting.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center's staff will resolve nine deficiencies listed during an annual inspection of the facility by the Tennessee Corrections Institute, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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CANCELED: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office cancels seat belt checkpoint June 27th
CANCELED: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office cancels seat belt checkpoint June 27th

Due to a lack of manpower, the seat belt checkpoint and child safety seat checks will be canceled Saturday, June 27 in Rockvale by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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The Business Education Partnership Foundation in Murfreesboro Presents Counselors' Leadership Institute Summer Conference
The Business Education Partnership Foundation in Murfreesboro Presents Counselors' Leadership Institute Summer Conference

The three-day conference provided school counselors in the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County public school systems with information on postsecondary education options, workplace trends, skill gaps, and careers.

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Push to Finish County Budget this Week
Push to Finish County Budget this Week

Rutherford County Commissioners will make a final push this week to complete the budget process before the start of the next fiscal year July 1st. The budget committee will meet Wednesday to consider a final proposal.

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The One Book(s) for Rutherford County
The One Book(s) for Rutherford County

The Rutherford County One Book Committee is busy reading books to select a title for the 2016 program.

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Congressman Jim Cooper to be keynote speaker at Democratic Fundraiser in Rutherford County
Congressman Jim Cooper to be keynote speaker at Democratic Fundraiser in Rutherford County

Congressman Jim Cooper will be the keynote speaker for the annual Jefferson, Jackson, Kennedy Dinner of the Rutherford County Democratic Party on Saturday, June 20, 2015...

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County Budget Committee Recommends 9% Tax Hike

Rutherford County Commission Budget Committee members recommended a nine-percent hike in property taxes to balance this year's budget.

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April Unemployment Numbers; RuCo 4.2%

The state has released unemployment information for April, which shows Rutherford County's unemployment rate at four-point-two-percent.

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Rutherford County Assessor's Office received a ZERO audit findings report
Rutherford County Assessor's Office received a ZERO audit findings report

"I am happy to announce that your Rutherford County Assessor's Office received a ZERO audit findings report yesterday from the Tennessee Department of Property Assessments..."

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Graduation Week for RuCo High Schools
Graduation Week for RuCo High Schools

It's graduation week for Rutherford County high school seniors.

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April 2015 Grand Jury  hands down 149 Indictments
April 2015 Grand Jury hands down 149 Indictments

A large number of indictments were returned by the April Grand Jury in Rutherford County. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...

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Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?
Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?

NewsRadio WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess about legal procedures guiding officials who are checking into allegations about the elected office of Sheriff...

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UPDATE: Tuesday morning shooting lands one behind bars in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Tuesday morning shooting lands one behind bars in Rutherford County

A suspect accused of shooting his neighbor was charged with attempted murder Tuesday afternoon by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective, a supervisor said.

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Rutherford County Property Assessor officially changes political parties
Rutherford County Property Assessor officially changes political parties

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell has decided to change political parties from Democrat to Republican.

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FREE: Child Safety Seat Inspections in Murfreesboro

Parents who want to get their child's car and booster seats checked for safety may do so for free.

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Deceased woman found... Do you recognize this ring?
Deceased woman found... Do you recognize this ring?

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public's help in identifying the female ring found at the scene of a death investigation this week.

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The annual crime statistics for Rutherford County, TN released
The annual crime statistics for Rutherford County, TN released

"We are excited our enforcement efforts reduced violent crimes with only slight increases in less serious crimes," Sheriff Arnold said.

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Tax news that business owners may like in Rutherford County, TN
Tax news that business owners may like in Rutherford County, TN

Taxes are usually a subject that seldom bring happiness. However, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess recently brought to light some positive...

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John Black, executive director of the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority as recipient of the Pinnacle Award
John Black, executive director of the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority as recipient of the Pinnacle Award

Leadership Rutherford has named John Black, executive director of the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority, as the 2014 recipient of the Pinnacle Award...

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Arthur Drive Home Fire
Arthur Drive Home Fire

An Arthur Drive Home may be damaged beyond repair after a Wednesday morning fire. The home at 2934 Arthur Drive, in the southeastern part of the county near Dilton Mankin Road, was in flames when several county fire departments responded just before noon.

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Man accused of trying to cash a fake check
Man accused of trying to cash a fake check

A 49-year old Manchester man is facing multiple charges after being arrested in Murfreesboro on Wednesday afternoon.

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UPDATED PHOTOS: Two armed robberies in LaVergne and two in Smyrna
UPDATED PHOTOS: Two armed robberies in LaVergne and two in Smyrna

According to police, the robbery was at the Ramada Inn on Enterprise Blvd.

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New Vision Baptist Church helping out the families of those in the local jail
New Vision Baptist Church helping out the families of those in the local jail

Children whose parents are inmates at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center were remembered with bags of presents and a Christmas dinner Friday by New Vision Baptist Church members.

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Congratulations to Russell Caughron, administrator of Christian Care Center of Rutherford County

The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Russell Caughron, administrator of Christian Care Center of Rutherford County in Smyrna, to its Board of Directors for 2015.

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Increased patrol on horseback in Murfreesboro
Increased patrol on horseback in Murfreesboro

Horses will once again be patrolling local shopping areas in Murfreesboro during the Christmas shopping season.

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Someone posing as a Rutherford County Assessor's Office Deputy
Someone posing as a Rutherford County Assessor's Office Deputy

"It was brought to our attention that someone posing as a Rutherford County Assessor's Office Deputy is attempting to extort delinquent tax payments from individuals..."

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Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau trademarks title in the sports field
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau trademarks title in the sports field

The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially trademarked The Sports Capital of Tennessee® to set Rutherford County apart from the booming sports market competition.

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Tennessee Promise Recruitment Advancing At Steady Pace

Beth Duffield, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, says mentor recruitment is going very well.

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Two were injured in alleged marijuana deal in Rutherford County
Two were injured in alleged marijuana deal in Rutherford County

After a lengthy investigation, Humphress reported Cain and Gordon arranged a deal to purchase one-fourth pound of marijuana for $975 from Kennedy at a home on West Jefferson Pike.

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2014 State Report Card has been released

The 2014 state Report Card­­­­--posted Thursday on the Tennessee Department of Education website--offers users the ability to view detailed breakdowns of last year's student achievement growth and other important data points.

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Rutherford County to reach 420,000 by year 2030
Rutherford County to reach 420,000 by year 2030

As Rutherford County continues to grow, so will the need for services. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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Ankle bracelets and house arrest instead of jail would possibly save the county millions
Ankle bracelets and house arrest instead of jail would possibly save the county millions

Ankle bracelets and placing a pre-trial inmates under house arrest instead of actually holding an inmate behind bars would possibly save the county millions of dollars.

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Central Magnet School's John Ash selected  as Tennessee middle school Principal of the Year
Central Magnet School's John Ash selected as Tennessee middle school Principal of the Year

Central Magnet School Principal John Ash has been selected as the Middle School Principal of the Year representing Tennessee for the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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30 NEW Sheriff's meet with Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and staff
30 NEW Sheriff's meet with Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and staff

About 30 newly-elected Tennessee sheriffs and their jail administrators heard presentations about medical care, food service and operations of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center during a tour Tuesday.

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Jordan Takes Oath; Newest School Board Member
Jordan Takes Oath; Newest School Board Member

Former Rutherford County Commissioner Jeff Jordan was sworn in as the newest member of the Rutherford County School Board. The oath of office was administered by Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport just before her 9am docket on Monday.

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August Home Sales Up 8-Percent in RuCo
August Home Sales Up 8-Percent in RuCo

August home sales in Rutherford County jumped 8 percent over last year's mark, and closings have increased 5.5 percent for 2014, even as prices rose, showing overall improvement in the market's health.

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Jeff Jordan to fill vacant seat on the Rutherford County School Board
Jeff Jordan to fill vacant seat on the Rutherford County School Board

By an overwhelming vote, the Rutherford County Commission tabbed former Commissioner Jeff Jordan to fill a vacant seat on the County School Board on Thursday night.

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Former Bookeeper at Holloway Night School accused of stealing $15,875
Former Bookeeper at Holloway Night School accused of stealing $15,875

A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has revealed a former bookkeeper at Rutherford County's Holloway Night School allegedly stole at least $15,875.

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Rutherford County School Resource Officers to teach Driving Class for Teens
Rutherford County School Resource Officers to teach Driving Class for Teens

Teens who need experience driving may take the Rutherford County School Resource Officers' 11-hour DRIVE class to build their skills, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Local Judge Keith Siskin elected Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District
Local Judge Keith Siskin elected Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 16-2-509, the Trial Judges of each judicial district elect one member of the Judiciary to serve as Presiding Judge each year.

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Are you registered to run in the United Way 5K?

The Run United 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run is taking place Saturday, September 27...

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A fatal accident on I-24 on Sunday left a Beechgrove man dead
A fatal accident on I-24 on Sunday left a Beechgrove man dead

Toombs got out of his truck and walked through the median into westbound lanes where he was struck by a 2008 Trailblazer driven by...

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35,000 Visitors in Murfreesboro on Labor Day will help the local economy
35,000 Visitors in Murfreesboro on Labor Day will help the local economy

The event runs Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, 2014 and will bring teams from across the region and across the country.

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Big changes for the annual 9-11 event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Big changes for the annual 9-11 event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Big changes have been announced for this years 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office...

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Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers
Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers

The dress rehearsal is over and now it's time for area prep football teams to begin game week preparations. What the TSSAA calls Week Zero is upon us, with most Rutherford County teams preparing to play each other this week.

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Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers
Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers

The dress rehearsal is over and now it's time for area prep football teams to begin game week preparations. What the TSSAA calls Week Zero is upon us, with most Rutherford County teams preparing to play each other this week.

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Rutherford County Correctional Work Center seeing a lower recidivism rate when compared to other work center's around the nation
Rutherford County Correctional Work Center seeing a lower recidivism rate when compared to other work center's around the nation

A local pastor has been working with inmates in the Rutherford County Correctional Center and the local jail for several years now.

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Local judge says that your children must be in school
Local judge says that your children must be in school

Have you recently heard about more parents being jailed in Rutherford County for failing to take their children to school?

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FUN: National Night Out is a fun community event that is on Tuesday
FUN: National Night Out is a fun community event that is on Tuesday

Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman told WGNS News during the last National Night Out...

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Man who allegedly broke into home of 100-year old arrested and then released on bond
Man who allegedly broke into home of 100-year old arrested and then released on bond

A man broke into the home of a 100-year-old Franklin County woman Tuesday who awoke from a nap, the investigator said. Now the suspect faces charges in Rutherford County...

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New Election Administrator Alan Farley Shares Views (Audio Incl.)
New Election Administrator Alan Farley Shares Views (Audio Incl.)

Rutherford County's new Election Administrator Alan Farley told WGNS News that he wants to get input from all employees at the Election Commission and discover new ways to better serve voters. 

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Rutherford County is just weeks away from buying the DNJ building
Rutherford County is just weeks away from buying the DNJ building

We have another update on a new parking garage and a new Rutherford County Judicial Building near the Murfreesboro square.

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Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee
Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee

County unemployment rates for June have been released and reports indicate the rates have slightly increased in every Tennessee County.

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Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square
Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square

A 23-year old woman caught driving down a one way street on the Rutherford County square was arrested over the weekend.

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Alan Farley Next Election Administrator
Alan Farley Next Election Administrator

On Monday evening (7/28/2014) Alan Farley was selected by a 4 to 1 vote to be the next Rutherford County Election Administrator. 

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Sheriff Robert Arnold appointed to a committee to study criminal justice reform
Sheriff Robert Arnold appointed to a committee to study criminal justice reform

Sheriff Robert Arnold has been appointed to a Tennessee Senate committee to study criminal justice reform in the state.

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Be a part of the monthly prayer breakfast at the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center
Be a part of the monthly prayer breakfast at the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center

A prayer breakfast will be held in August that is unlike other prayer breakfast events you have attended in the past.

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What Judges were recommended by voting bar association members in Rutherford / Cannon Counties?
What Judges were recommended by voting bar association members in Rutherford / Cannon Counties?

The Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA) released the results of a member poll for the Rutherford and Cannon County August 7, 2014 General Election.

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Courthouse clock being painted - History of the Rutherford County Courthouse
Courthouse clock being painted - History of the Rutherford County Courthouse

If you have driven past the historic Rutherford County Courthouse in recent days, you have probably noticed the workers on the top of the clock. The courthouse clock is being painted. 

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UPDATE: Jailer accused of spraying pepper spray into the eyes of a confined inmate now a Deputy in Booking
UPDATE: Jailer accused of spraying pepper spray into the eyes of a confined inmate now a Deputy in Booking

UPDATE: Sheriff's Office told WGNS, "Anytime a chemical agent is applied, the inmate is secured and then the medical staff is immediately brought in to check the inmate. The medical staff checked him at regular intervals."

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Red Cross is extremely short on blood donations
Red Cross is extremely short on blood donations

Over the past 11 weeks, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 8 percent, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations...

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Man charged with 3rd DUI after Murfreesboro accident
Man charged with 3rd DUI after Murfreesboro accident

A Murfreesboro man who has been charged with DUI twice before has been rearrested after a fender bender, according to police. 

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Possible drug use, alcohol use leads to man being admitted to hospital in Murfreesboro
Possible drug use, alcohol use leads to man being admitted to hospital in Murfreesboro

Whomever called the concern in, told police the man was starting to take the rest of his clothes off.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned "Certification"

The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Did you know that 7 residents are running against Congressman Scott DesJarlais? Meet John Anderson, who has been sleeping in a tent...
Did you know that 7 residents are running against Congressman Scott DesJarlais? Meet John Anderson, who has been sleeping in a tent...

A Bell Buckle man by the name of John Anderson is hiking about 700-miles in a trek that he is calling “A Journey to Congress.” Each night, he sleeps in some of the most beautiful valley's and hilltops of Middle Tennessee...

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Smyrna Police asking for public's help in locating runaway teenager
Smyrna Police asking for public's help in locating runaway teenager

Smyrna Police are working with other law enforcement agencies in Rutherford County in hopes of locating a runaway teen. 

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Political News: Judge Loughry seeks re-election in Rutherford County
Political News: Judge Loughry seeks re-election in Rutherford County

“I love what I do. I love helping people. I try to be fair and treat everyone equally, while maintaining the integrity of the office,” Loughry said.

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Murfreesboro budgeted $250 thousand for a comprehensive plan
Murfreesboro budgeted $250 thousand for a comprehensive plan

The City Council Thursday unanimously approved a professional services contract agreement with Texas-based Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) to develop a comprehensive plan for the City of Murfreesboro.

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The Tennessee State Junior Beef Expo at MTSU
The Tennessee State Junior Beef Expo at MTSU

The Tennessee State Junior Beef Expo kicked off Tuesday on the MTSU campus. Our news partner of FOX 17 has more...

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Domestic assault call in LaVergne leads to four agency pursuit and felony charges!
Domestic assault call in LaVergne leads to four agency pursuit and felony charges!

A domestic assault call on Sunday, July 6 in La Vergne resulted in a four-agency pursuit and multiple felony charges. 

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10 Rutherford County Sheriff Office employees awarded for literally saving lives
10 Rutherford County Sheriff Office employees awarded for literally saving lives

SRO Roe helped save the life of a John Coleman Elementary student collapsed who and went into cardiac arrest while running May 13....

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NEW Principal at John Colemon Elementary School
NEW Principal at John Colemon Elementary School

Director of Schools Don Odom is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Haley as the next principal of John Colemon Elementary School.

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Calling all restaurants: Participate in the Taste of Hope
Calling all restaurants: Participate in the Taste of Hope

All proceeds benefit the Primary Care and Hope Clinic, a non-profit community health center that provides quality, affordable family health services for medically uninsured...

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Heroin use is UP
Heroin use is UP

Tennessee teenagers are using heroin and shooting up drugs at twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Woman left children in hot car outside the Rutherford County Health Department
Woman left children in hot car outside the Rutherford County Health Department

Murfreesboro Police responded to the Rutherford County Health Department on Wednesday afternoon when a woman left two of her children outside in a hot car.

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Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released
Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released

A straw poll was recently conducted during the Blackman Barbecue at the Lane Agri Park in Murfreesboro. The MTSU/Blackman Straw Poll results have now been released. 

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Political forum to be held in Murfreesboro on July 11th
Political forum to be held in Murfreesboro on July 11th

An election forum that will allow you to hear the thoughts of the Rutherford County Mayoral candidates and the candidates for Sheriff will be held on July 11th in Murfreesboro. 

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander not debating Carr or Flinn at this point in the Race to Senate

Lamar Alexander is showing little interest in taking up Joe Carr on a debate challenge in advance of the Republican Senate primary in August.

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Helpful information from the state of Tennessee on new laws dealing with babies born dependent on drugs

The Tennessee Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Subcabinet is providing useful information to health care providers and patients about recent changes to state laws and rules related to babies that are born dependent on drugs.

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Two companies hiring up to 500 persons in Rutherford, Wilson and Davidson Counties
Two companies hiring up to 500 persons in Rutherford, Wilson and Davidson Counties

Good news for those in the market for a new job. Goodwill Career Solutions tells us they are helping a local company fill some 500 warehouse and distribution positions. 

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Addressing Mental Health in the Communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Addressing Mental Health in the Communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

With the ongoing increase in efforts to effectively address mental health in communities across the country, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed together to  provide a solution for the community. 

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Local Judge that served on SEAL Team One says he is running for re-election
Local Judge that served on SEAL Team One says he is running for re-election

Prior to law school, Taylor was a U.S. Navy combat veteran of Vietnam serving aboard the destroyer, USS DeHaven, with Underwater Demolition Team 22 and SEAL Team One.

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MTSU students discover plenty of history at first Archaeological Field School
MTSU students discover plenty of history at first Archaeological Field School

The MTSU Archaeological Field SchoolMTSU Archaeological Field School has taken the classroom outdoors for the last six weeks, keeping students hoping for breezes and wearing extra sunscreen as they dig and learn at a site in the rolling hills of western Rutherford County.

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UPDATE: Ground to be broken on NEW Rutherford Co. Judicial Center, possibly as soon as next year
UPDATE: Ground to be broken on NEW Rutherford Co. Judicial Center, possibly as soon as next year

The future judicial center will be built across the street from the County Clerk’s Office in Murfreesboro where MOAB and several other businesses are located…

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Murfreesboro man facing attempted MURDER charge
Murfreesboro man facing attempted MURDER charge

A Murfreesboro man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a woman this past September at her Mt. Tabor Road home, will file a plea in court on Wednesday.

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Man WANTED in Smyrna Home Invasion Case ARRESTED in Murfreesboro
Man WANTED in Smyrna Home Invasion Case ARRESTED in Murfreesboro

On Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies arrested a man in front of Southereastern Tire who was wanted in connection with a home invasion that occurred in April. 

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Buy a Green Dot Card and help out a local con-artist today in Rutherford County
Buy a Green Dot Card and help out a local con-artist today in Rutherford County

More and more “Green Dot Card Scams” have been reported in Rutherford County.

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Suicide numbers are seeing a spike in Rutherford County, according to recent police reports observed by WGNS
Suicide numbers are seeing a spike in Rutherford County, according to recent police reports observed by WGNS

New Life University (NLU), in cooperation with Branches Counseling Center – Murfreesboro , will conduct a Suicide Prevention class July 18-19, taught by Tracey Robison, LPC, MHSP, the clinical director of Branches Counseling Center. 

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Child support non-payment can land your picture on the Sheriff's Department App for All to See
Child support non-payment can land your picture on the Sheriff's Department App for All to See

A man wanted by authorities in Rutherford County allegedly owes over $50 grand in child support payments.

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Theft Charges in Nashville Against RuCo Commissioner Retired
Theft Charges in Nashville Against RuCo Commissioner Retired

Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson has reached an agreement with Rutherford County Commissioner Matthew Young to retire felony theft charges against him. 

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Theft Charges in Nashville Against RuCo Commissioner Retired
Theft Charges in Nashville Against RuCo Commissioner Retired

Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson has reached an agreement with Rutherford County Commissioner Matthew Young to retire felony theft charges against him. 

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Schools Budget Discussed Tonight

(MURFREESBORO) - The Rutherford County Board of Education will meet along with the Rutherford County Commission's Health and Education Committee with the upcoming schools' budget the discussion.

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RCSO Nabs 3 "Most Wanted" In Only 7-Days!

Sheriff Robert Arnold reports that three persons on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted List have been apprehended in the past seven days.

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Rutherford County Sheriff says one local inmate has been booked up to 400 times!
Rutherford County Sheriff says one local inmate has been booked up to 400 times!

UPDATE: Most booked inmate in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center booked in again Thursday morning...

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UPDATE: Man allegedly claims to be a police officer, fires shotgun into apartment door
UPDATE: Man allegedly claims to be a police officer, fires shotgun into apartment door

We have more news on a man who allegedly fired a gun into the door of a Murfreesboro apartment while telling the resident he was a police officer.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Confirm FREE Summer Feeding Locations
UPDATE: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Confirm FREE Summer Feeding Locations

The Rutherford County School Nutrition department will once again offer the Summer Food Service Program, which will be held Monday-Friday June 2-July 24. The program will not be open July 4th. 

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What was the most reported HATE CRIME in Tennessee? See the report...

Hate crimes were examined by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. The TBI went through records for the 2013 year and put together a full report on hate crime statistics in Tennessee.

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Senior Prank gone too far at Siegel High School
Senior Prank gone too far at Siegel High School

UPDATE: Officer J. Johnson wrote in a report, “The school had been toilet papered and ransacked.” The officer went on to report, “The teacher that was on scene advised that the students were allowed in the school, but they took the prank too far.”

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Measles are BACK in Tennessee
Measles are BACK in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in...

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UPDATE: TBI Releases the name of the suspect in the Rutherford County Deputy Involved Shooting
UPDATE: TBI Releases the name of the suspect in the Rutherford County Deputy Involved Shooting

We have more news on the deputy involved shooting that occurred in Rutherford County on West Jefferson Pike May 6th.

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UPDATE: Bank robbery in LaVergne on Thursday

The woman who allegedly robbed the bank went in with a note that demanded cash. She then fled the scene.

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New Principal Named at Kittrell Elementary School
New Principal Named at Kittrell Elementary School

Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom has appointed Ynetia Avant the new principal of Kittrell Elementary School.

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Rutherford County Has New Website!

The Rutherford County Government has launched a new website viewable at rutherfordcountytn.gov. Improvements are intended to make the site easier to navigate with better routes to get citizens where they need to go, with lots of new content and with improved mobile device access.

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Robbery suspect from 2010 to remain behind bars despite appeal

A man who pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery in Rutherford County in 2010 has filed an appeal with the TN Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to end his six year supervised probation sentence early after he violated his probation. 

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The Campus School in Murfreesboro Celebrates 85th Anniversary at Lytle Street
The Campus School in Murfreesboro Celebrates 85th Anniversary at Lytle Street

Noting its special role in educating students and preparing future teachers for the classroom, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee made a special presentation Thursday to the students, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School...

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POLITICS:  Republican Liberty Caucus endorses Murfreesboro man for Congress
POLITICS: Republican Liberty Caucus endorses Murfreesboro man for Congress

The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has announced that they endorse Murfreesboro resident Steve Lane for the United States House - Tennessee’s Fourth District. 

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New Attendence Supervisor named for the Rutherford County School System
New Attendence Supervisor named for the Rutherford County School System

Current Siegel Middle School principal Tom Delbridge has been named the attendance supervisor for Rutherford County Schools.

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More ducks rescued in Murfreesboro
More ducks rescued in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 rescues six baby ducks and their mama from a storm drain near Samurais on Thompson Lane Sunday afternoon.

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Man to Face DUI #8 in Rutherford County
Man to Face DUI #8 in Rutherford County

How many DUI’s can a person receive before they are kept behind bars for an extended period of time? One man is facing DUI Offense Number 8 in Rutherford County.

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What is the number one ranked
What is the number one ranked "Public, Magnet or Charter" high school in Tennessee?

In Rutherford County, Blackman High School and Siegel High School were not ranked on the list by number... 

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Blacksmith Event in Murfreesboro - Only one in Tennessee
Blacksmith Event in Murfreesboro - Only one in Tennessee

A Blacksmith convention will be held in Murfreesboro at the Cannonsburgh Village. Clint " Buzz " Busbee is the Chairman of The Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths…

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Local non-profit receives special recognition in Rutherford County

Centerstone, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, announced that it has received special recognition for its Therapeutic Intervention, Education and Skills (TIES) program from the Rutherford County Department of Children’s Services (DCS)...

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A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday - April 25th in Murfreesboro
A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday - April 25th in Murfreesboro

Another sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro…

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Rutherford County Schools suspend educational assistant over allegations involving student
Rutherford County Schools suspend educational assistant over allegations involving student

Rutherford County Schools has suspended Maurice C. O'Neal without pay pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into allegations involving at least one student. The suspects mugshot has now been released. 

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Political: Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association release complete poll

The Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association has released the results of a poll given to the local bar regarding the May 6th Republican Primary... See the full results here. 

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Need a job? Could you be a teacher in Rutherford County, TN?

Rutherford County Schools will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair this Saturday, April 26, at Smyrna High School from 9 a.m. until noon.

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POLITICS: Rusty Dallas running for Register of Deeds
POLITICS: Rusty Dallas running for Register of Deeds

Local businessman, Rusty Dallas has announced his candidacy for Rutherford County Register of Deeds. 

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POLITICS: Local Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy announces run for County Commission
POLITICS: Local Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy announces run for County Commission

Chris Deal is an independent candidate for county commissioner of District 13 in Rutherford County. 

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Politics: Heather Dawbarn anounces run for re-election of Rutherford County Register of Deeds position
Politics: Heather Dawbarn anounces run for re-election of Rutherford County Register of Deeds position

Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6th, 2014.

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Politics: State Rep. Joe Carr announces large first quarter fundraising results in run for U.S. Senator Alexanders seat

The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign announced its first-quarter fundraising total of $255,000 – the campaign’s best quarter to date.

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Rutherford County Commission Race Grows

Competition is heating up for the Rutherford County Commission seat in District 7 that is currently held by Gary Farley.

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Register the family for the
Register the family for the "4-H 4-K" Race / Fun Run!

Extension Agent Michael Shirley tells us you can still register your family for the 4-H "4-K" that will take place this Saturday. 

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Will a new sewer and water system equal explosive growth for Eagleville? Some say YES!
Will a new sewer and water system equal explosive growth for Eagleville? Some say YES!

Huge news for Eagleville may equal massive growth in the near future...

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Son of State Representative Mike Sparks to run for County Commission in Rutherford County

The son of State Representative Mike Sparks has decided to run for County Commission. Preston Sparks will enter the race for District 11, the same seat his father held for a 8 years. 

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UPDATE:  Man Accused of Gold Valley Murder in Murfreesboro Scheduled for Trial later this year
UPDATE: Man Accused of Gold Valley Murder in Murfreesboro Scheduled for Trial later this year

The man suspected of killing a 30-year old Murfreesboro woman on Gold Valley Drive in 2013 will appear in court on September 30, 2014.

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Free Plant and Seed Swap At Ag Center

The Master Gardeners of Rutherford County will be hosting the Gardening Event of the Spring Season: A Free Community Plant and Seed Swap on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, from 9am to 12:30 pm.

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New from MTSU: Musician George Dennehy shares infectious message of joy at MTSU

George Dennehy offers many messages in his music — love, gratitude, determination, acceptance, faithfulness — but the one that seems to permeate the young singer/songwriter's conversation is joy.

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Census Bureau Shows Rutherford County Growth

The U.S. Census Bureau is out with a new report on the state's most concentrated population areas. The fastest growing county in Tennessee from July 2012 to July 2013 was Williamson County.

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Subject enters Rutherford County Office asking to pay in
Subject enters Rutherford County Office asking to pay in "Gold or Silver," leaves upset

According to an official M-P-D Incident Report, the man tried to pay in gold and/or silver. Dawbarn informed the subject that they only accepted...

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POLITICAL: Rutherford Co. District Attorney General makes endorsement for his replacement

“When General Whitesell announced he would not seek re-election, I decided to run for the office.  Bill has done an excellent job as District Attorney, and I intend to continue the example he set and search for ways to make the office better...” 

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Internet Exclusive: Republican County Mayoral candidate Jimmy Evans announces kick off rally

Republican County Mayoral candidate Jimmy Evans will hold a campaign kick-off rally Tuesday March 25th.

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Great career event was recently held at MTSU for agribusiness students and more
Great career event was recently held at MTSU for agribusiness students and more

MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience students, especially upperclassmen, gained a greater insight into the job market with the recent sixth annual Ag Career Fair.

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Special MTSU Art Exhibit

The Revival exhibition is collaboration between students of MTSU’s English and Art departments. 

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Family that donated over 1,500 books to Rutherford County Students recognized on Capital Hill
Family that donated over 1,500 books to Rutherford County Students recognized on Capital Hill

“In the face of such a tremendous loss, the Henson family has shown remarkable grace, dignity, and compassion for others. I cannot imagine the depth of their loss, but I cannot overlook the impact The First Noelle has had on our community,” Rep. White said.

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Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau wins AWARD

The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau has received the 2013 All Star Award from Constant Contact for its monthly e-newsletter. 

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Helen Blankenship Honored at March County Commission Meeting

The Rutherford County Commission issued a Resolution of Sympathy for the family of Helen Blankenship, esteemed School Board member who passed away March 5th...

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More shingles stolen in Murfreesboro

Close to $3,000 worth of shingles were stolen from a construction site on Janell Trail in Murfreesboro.

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Should the TN Board of Education be Elected or Appointed?
Should the TN Board of Education be Elected or Appointed?

Legislation being debated at the General Assembly would have voters decide on some or all board members in regular elections. 

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Young Marines in Rutherford County, ages 8 to 18?
Young Marines in Rutherford County, ages 8 to 18?

Youth may learn and practice the skills of teamwork, discipline and leadership through the Rutherford County Young Marines, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer said.

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A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...
A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...

On the pristine Rutherford County Century Farm where MTSU alumnus Katherine Batey Whitt grew up in the Blackman community outside of Murfreesboro, she and husband and fellow alumnus Brandon Whitt received a special prize Wednesday (March 5) for being nationally recognized.

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A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...
A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...

On the pristine Rutherford County Century Farm where MTSU alumnus Katherine Batey Whitt grew up in the Blackman community outside of Murfreesboro, she and husband and fellow alumnus Brandon Whitt received a special prize Wednesday (March 5) for being nationally recognized.

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Tourism an Increasingly Major Economic Contributor for Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, delivered a glowing report at the March 6th meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, dealing with tourism’s impact on Rutherford County...

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Ground Breaking Event in Murfreesboro for Cosmetics Company
Ground Breaking Event in Murfreesboro for Cosmetics Company

Schwan Cosmetics USA will hold a ground breaking event on the new state-of-the-art building that will house its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro next Tuesday (March 11). 

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LaVergne High School Assistant Principal receives top honors

Congratulations to Tori Ruis, assistant principal at LaVergne High School in the Rutherford County school system. 

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Some Good News on the Affordable Care Act? Check this out...
Some Good News on the Affordable Care Act? Check this out...

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 8.7 million people age 21 and younger will gain dental coverage nationwide by 2018.

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Fugitive from Justice BUSTED near Murfreesboro
Fugitive from Justice BUSTED near Murfreesboro

Driver Cornelius Baskin, 37, of Bowling Green, Ky., was wanted in Warren County Kentucky for distribution of cocaine, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes.

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Free Trees for Rutherford County Land Owners

The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will be giving away bare-root tree seedlings to Rutherford County landowners at the Lane Agri-Park Complex, located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Suite 150, on Wednesday, March 5th at 9a.m.  

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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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More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County
More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour.  Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...

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Political News: Gaines announces bid for District 14 County Commissioner
Political News: Gaines announces bid for District 14 County Commissioner

Pledging to bring common sense solutions to local government, Tony Gaines has announced his bid to become the next county commissioner for District 14 on the Rutherford County Commission. Charlie Baum of Murfreesboro is the current...

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Cocaine arrest made at local hotel on NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro
Cocaine arrest made at local hotel on NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro

Detective Pitts arrived on the scene and obtained a search warrant. Once inside the room, a bag of cocaine was found under the motel mattress. A cell phone containing...

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Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)
Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)

From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County
The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.

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Free Groceries for Those in Need This Friday in Murfreesboro
Free Groceries for Those in Need This Friday in Murfreesboro

Free food (groceries) will be distributed this Friday to those in need in Rutherford County. The food will be handed out at Greenhouse Ministries...

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Stolen TV or did someone accidentally return the WRONG TV?
Stolen TV or did someone accidentally return the WRONG TV?

Returning the wrong item to the store is nothing new, but this may be a new twist on scheme. A Murfreesboro man evidently returned a TV to Electronic Express...

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29th Annual Main Street Meeting and Luncheon (With audio and pictures)
29th Annual Main Street Meeting and Luncheon (With audio and pictures)

WGNS had a chance to speak with Phillips and asked him, “What would you tell someone thinking about opening a business on the local square today?”

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OPEN HOUSE at the Local JAIL - This Saturday

Citizens can view the inside of a newly renovated jail cell during an open house Saturday at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Detention Center, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Local Resident Jimmy Evans Announces Run Against Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess
Local Resident Jimmy Evans Announces Run Against Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess

Local resident Jimmy Evans resigned from the Rutherford County Election Commission in order to run for Mayor of Rutherford County, a seat currently held by Ernest Burgess. 

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Former Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Named President of the Nashville-based Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce
Former Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Named President of the Nashville-based Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce

Former Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Vaughn has been named president of the Nashville-based Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce (TNCCC).

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Political Beat: Commissioner Jack Black Says he will Run Again
Political Beat: Commissioner Jack Black Says he will Run Again

Rutherford County Commissioner Jack Black has confirmed that he will run again and seek re-election in the local race...

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Commission Moves Forward With DNJ Property Purchase
Commission Moves Forward With DNJ Property Purchase

The Budget, Finance & Investment Committee approved a contract for the purchase of property at 224 North Walnut Street, the DNJ property, at a value of $600,000...

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Political Update: Rutherford County Commission District 8
Political Update: Rutherford County Commission District 8

Online News Exclusive: We have more local political related news to bring your way, this time from the Rutherford County Commission race.

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Decision on Schools Made Early AM Thursday

This is the latest tweet from RuCo Schools concerning making a decision on whether or not to have classes.

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Man Allegedly Threatens to Kill Jail Staff with Gun Inside Leg Cast at Rutherford County Jail
Man Allegedly Threatens to Kill Jail Staff with Gun Inside Leg Cast at Rutherford County Jail

The officer who made the initial contact with Henderson wrote in his report, “After arriving in booking (at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office), Mr. Henderson became combative with jail staff.” The report, filed by M-P-D Officer Thomas, stated, “Mr. Henderson became irate and stated that he had a gun concealed in the cast on his right foot.” 

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The Quick Change Scam is Alive and Well in Murfreesboro, TN

In the case at the John Rice Boulevard gas station, the clerk told police the subject bought candy for .98-cents. He paid for the candy with a $5 bill and received $4.02 back. The man then placed several stacks of cash on the counter asking 

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Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau has One of the Best Mobile Websites

The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau mobile website, m.ReadySetRutherford.com, has been named as one of “The South’s Best Destination Apps and Mobile Sites,” by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine.

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TBI Special Agent Announces Candidacy for Rutherford County Sheriff
TBI Special Agent Announces Candidacy for Rutherford County Sheriff

Law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County. Armour, who is running as an Independent candidate, enters the crowded field of candidates seeking the office.

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UPDATE: Statement from Detective Ralph Mayercik and His Letter of Resignation from the Sheriff's Department
UPDATE: Statement from Detective Ralph Mayercik and His Letter of Resignation from the Sheriff's Department

UPDATE: Since we first brought you this report, we have spoken to Detective Mayercik a second time. Mayercik told WGNS that the inquiry revolves around allegations that he had a relationship ten years ago with the daughter of a woman involved in a case he previously worked. 

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Couple Gives Dog Named Buddy to Humane Alliance of Rutherford County, Dog Now Gone

Prior to Tuesday, police had not been contacted. After the initial police report was officially filed on Tuesday (1/28/14), police officers paid a visit to Jekot’s home in the Riverbend subdivision.

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Group Known by Some as "UCP" Helps Residents Who are Disabled

A state funded Family Support Program is known by few, but serves to help many. Jo Ver Mulm told WGNS that United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee facilitates the support program that is already on schedule to help over 240 residents of Rutherford County this year.

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Political News Update: New Name in Hat for County Commission Race

Steve Spence of the Midland community is seeking the Eighth District seat on the Rutherford County Commission. The seat is currently held by Tiffany Phillips of Bell Buckle...

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Public Hearing for Middle School Rezoning Feb. 11
Public Hearing for Middle School Rezoning Feb. 11

The Rutherford County Board of Education will host a public hearing on Feb. 11 to gather valuable input from parents about a proposed rezoning affecting Oakland Middle School, Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School and Christiana Middle School.

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Rutherford County Chamber Announces $6-Million Increase in Revenue on Hotel Rooms for 2013
Rutherford County Chamber Announces $6-Million Increase in Revenue on Hotel Rooms for 2013

Recently released figures show significant growth in Rutherford County’s tourism impact, including a $6 million increase in revenue on total rooms sold in 2013.

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Ruth. Co. Middle School Basketball Tournament Info.
Ruth. Co. Middle School Basketball Tournament Info.

The Rutherford County Middle School basketball tournament begins Saturday at Blackman Middle School. We now have the final tournament brackets for you to download.

Hear the championship games, delay aired on WGNS Saturday, February 1st around 6:30pm.

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Ruth. Co. Middle School Basketball Tournament Info.
Ruth. Co. Middle School Basketball Tournament Info.

The Rutherford County Middle School basketball tournament begins Saturday at Blackman Middle School. We now have the final tournament brackets for you to download.

Hear the championship games, delay aired on WGNS Saturday, February 1st around 6:30pm.

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Ruth. Co. Middle School Basketball Tournament Info.
Ruth. Co. Middle School Basketball Tournament Info.

The Rutherford County Middle School basketball tournament begins Saturday at Blackman Middle School. We now have the final tournament brackets for you to download.

Hear the championship games, delay aired on WGNS Saturday, February 1st around 6:30pm.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Threat Goes Up in Cold Weather

To keep warm air in and cold air out in winter months, most of us strive to keep every door and window tightly closed. While that may help reduce heating bills, it may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Neighborhood Watch Programs are not for the City Only - They are Also Active in the County
Neighborhood Watch Programs are not for the City Only - They are Also Active in the County

Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Community Services Unit said the Big Springs Community is probably the most active Neighborhood Watch group in Rutherford County. 

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Political Update: Gerald Melton will Again Run for Public Defender
Political Update: Gerald Melton will Again Run for Public Defender

Gerald L. Melton, Public Defender for the 16th Judicial District, has officially announced his candidacy for re-election. The 16th Judicial District is comprised of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

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Free Flu Shots Were Administered on Monday in Smyrna - You Can Still Get a Flu Shot for Free This Week
Free Flu Shots Were Administered on Monday in Smyrna - You Can Still Get a Flu Shot for Free This Week

The St. Thomas Mobile Health Unit worked with the Rutherford County Health Department to give out free flu shots on Monday in Smyrna and the crowd was steady throughout the day.

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Local Mom and Her Parents Buy iPads for the Campus School
Local Mom and Her Parents Buy iPads for the Campus School

Positive news stories are so fun to report... The parent of a student at the Homer Pittard Campus School should get the good mom award, if only one existed.

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AWESOME: Local Residents Finds Help and Learns to Read in Murfreesboro
AWESOME: Local Residents Finds Help and Learns to Read in Murfreesboro
JoJo came to Read To Succeed reading at a 1st grade reading level. He’d graduated from high school with a Certificate of Attendance, being unable to read well enough to pass mainstream classes and exams. 
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Murfreesboro Police Officer Announces Run for Local Office
We have more news on the political front. MPD Officer Matthew Roe announced his campaign for the 17th district of the Rutherford County Commission. 
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UPDATE: Former Jail Guard to Appear in Court for Hearing for Aggravated Statutory Rape Charges - Victim was 14
UPDATE: Former Jail Guard to Appear in Court for Hearing for Aggravated Statutory Rape Charges - Victim was 14
28-Year old Drew Gammon, who was indicted on six charges of aggravated statutory rape, will appear before the courts in less than 2-weeks.
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133 Charges Filed Against Children / Teens in Rutherford County During the Month of November
During the month of November, a total of 133 charges were filed against juveniles in Rutherford County, that according to the latest report released by the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention office on South Church Street. 
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UPDATE: 50-Bikes to Less Fortunate Children in Rutherford County
UPDATE: 50-Bikes to Less Fortunate Children in Rutherford County
On Thursday (December 19, 2013), the Rutherford County Fire Department and the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores will be donating 50 (fifty) bicycles to children who are less fortunate in Rutherford County.
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More TennCare Fraud - Again?
More TennCare Fraud - Again?
After being on the run for almost a year, a Cannon County woman has been arrested a second time for TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors to obtain controlled substances.
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Man Wanted In Connection With Fatal I-24 Crash Turns Himself In To U.S. Marshals In Texas
A man involved in a hit-and-run fatal crash last July in Rutherford County has turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service in Texas.
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Rutherford County District 9 Commissioner Steve Sandlin Announces Departure
The big news at the December 12th meeting of the Rutherford County Commission was District 9 Commissioner Steve Sandlin’s announcement that he will be stepping down in August after 24 years on the commission to pursue the office of the Register of Deeds...
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More News on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
More News on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
WGNS paid a visit to the Islamic mosque off of Bradyville Pike a week and a half ago to speak to the Imam and to do a follow up story on how the community has accepted their religion, but he did not want to go on the air.
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Children Misbehaving - Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport Says Some Parents Need Help
Children Misbehaving - Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport Says Some Parents Need Help
One problem law enforcement is experiencing deals with parents who don’t differentiate between an unruly child and a child that is simply misbehaving...
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Another Name has been Submitted in the Rutherford County Commission Race
Another Name has been Submitted in the Rutherford County Commission Race
Jason Bour of Smyrna told WGNS he has decided to run for County Commissioner in the 9th district...
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Rutherford County Libertarians are Speaking Out Against DUI Checkpoints / Roadblocks
Rutherford County Libertarians are Speaking Out Against DUI Checkpoints / Roadblocks
The Rutherford County Libertarians are against the idea of DUI / Drivers License Roadblock Enforcement activity, suggesting that the checkpoints are an infringement of your rights. 
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COOL TECHNOLOGY: Rutherford County Government Explorers Unmanned Aircraft to Survey Land and More
COOL TECHNOLOGY: Rutherford County Government Explorers Unmanned Aircraft to Survey Land and More
Brian Robertson told WGNS they recently captured some excellent aerial video footage of a new addition at Blackman Middle School with a device called a “Quad-Copter...”
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UPDATE: Serious Injuries in Smyrna Domestic Violence Situation that Involved Two Children
Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.
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Pictures: Local Residents (Incumbents and New Fades) Sign Up to Run for Local Offices
Pictures: Local Residents (Incumbents and New Fades) Sign Up to Run for Local Offices
A lot of action at the Rutherford County Election Commission in recent days. Local residents are signing petitions to qualify for their run at locally elected seats. 
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UPDATE: Rutherford County Commissioner Matthew Young in More Hot Water - This Time in Nashville
Matthew Young, a Rutherford County Commissioner who was recently indicted by a November Rutherford County Grand Jury, is now facing charges in Davidson County.
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Breaking News: Reliable Sources Indicate Ernest Burgess Seeking Another Term As County Mayor
Breaking News: Reliable Sources Indicate Ernest Burgess Seeking Another Term As County Mayor
WGNS News has learned that Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess plans to seek a third term.
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Asbury Announces Candidacy for Sheriff
Asbury Announces Candidacy for Sheriff

Bob Asbury has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County Sheriff in the upcoming May, 2014 Primary Election. Asbury, 55, of Murfreesboro, is a retired Deputy Chief (third-in-command) of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and touts his 35-year record of law enforcement and executive experience.

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UPDATE: We Are Inching Closer to Brand New Courtrooms for Rutherford County
UPDATE: We Are Inching Closer to Brand New Courtrooms for Rutherford County
As heard on previous newscast, talks of a new judicial building in our community continue. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess most recently stated…
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1979 Cold Case Will Be In Rutherford County Courtroom in Near Future
1979 Cold Case Will Be In Rutherford County Courtroom in Near Future
A cold case in Rutherford County that dates back to 1979 will be in the courts this February. Robin Gentry, Chief Deputy Clerk of the Criminal Court in Rutherford County confirmed…
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Searching for Teen Who Went Missing in 1999
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Searching for Teen Who Went Missing in 1999
Please take a look at this picture... This teen was reported missing in 1999 in Murfreesboro. Today she is 31-years old and has yet to be located. 
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POLITICAL UPDATE: Adam Coggin Race for State Representative Running Smoothly
POLITICAL UPDATE: Adam Coggin Race for State Representative Running Smoothly
Adam Coggin’s October 29th inaugural fundraiser supporting his race for State House district 48 was attended by more than 100 Rutherford County residents and raised more than $50,000.
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More Sex Offender Trick or Treating News and Information - This Update from the Sheriff's Office
More Sex Offender Trick or Treating News and Information - This Update from the Sheriff's Office
Citizens may keep their families safer by knowing where registered sex offenders live in Rutherford County, thanks to a new Website offered by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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New County Judicial Building Being Studied
New County Judicial Building Being Studied
With the county's Property Management Committee approving last week a report recommending a new judicial building, a new facility could be one step closer. The committee will look over the recommendations of the report and decide next month whether to move to the design phase.
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District Attorney Politics: Jennings Jones Announces Run for DA
District Attorney Politics: Jennings Jones Announces Run for DA
Jennings Jones has announced that he is running for the Republican nomination to the office of District Attorney for Rutherford and Cannon Counties. 
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Online Survey Ranks Rutherford County Elected Positions
Rob Mitchell, the Rutherford County Assessor of Property, told WGNS that a recent survey was conducted online with the help of the Rutherford Reader to determine if residents were satisfied with local elected offices. 
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Meeting on Creating NEW Rutherford County Promotional Artwork on Wednesday
Meeting on Creating NEW Rutherford County Promotional Artwork on Wednesday

An upcoming meeting will discuss the creation of Rutherford County promotional artwork. The meeting will be on Wednesday in the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse.

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Time for Change? More and More Local Residents Running for Local Political Seats in Rutherford County
Time for Change? More and More Local Residents Running for Local Political Seats in Rutherford County
More and more local residents are getting involved in local political races. With that being said, we have confirmed another new name in the race for the Rutherford County Commission.
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Several County Commissioners Recognized for 20+ Years of Service
Several County Commissioners Recognized for 20+ Years of Service
Several Rutherford County Commissioners were recently recognized for their years of service on the county commission. One has even been on the commission for the past 36-years. 
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We Have Even More Political News for Rutherford County... More Candidates Announced!
We Have Even More Political News for Rutherford County... More Candidates Announced!
More political news for the Rutherford County area… We have confirmed that another local resident has announced his intention to run for the Circuit Court Clerk seat currently held by Laura Bohling.
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Weekend Sports Roundup
Get a recap of the weekend's MTSU and prep games.
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Nicole Lester, Rutherford County Election Commission, Announces September is National Voter Registration Month in Tennessee
Nicole Lester, Rutherford County Election Commission, Announces September is National Voter Registration Month in Tennessee
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Rutherford County Election Commission in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month. 
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Rutherford County Property Reappraisals Being Done in Upcoming Months - What is Your Home Worth Today?
Rutherford County Property Reappraisals Being Done in Upcoming Months - What is Your Home Worth Today?
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell tells WGNS that 2014 property reappraisals are being conducted at this time.  
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Disabled Vet Says He Was Forced to Sign Paper by Man Impersonating Sheriff's Deputy
Disabled Vet Says He Was Forced to Sign Paper by Man Impersonating Sheriff's Deputy
In fear, the victim told police he signed the paper. As the man was leaving the victim stated, “You strong armed me into signing the paper.”
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A New Building to House the Courts in Rutherford County is in Our Future, But What About the Current Building?
A New Building to House the Courts in Rutherford County is in Our Future, But What About the Current Building?
We asked the mayor what would happen to the old judicial building that is currently in use for the courts on the local square…
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FREE Discovery Center Event Aimed at Getting Healthy
FREE Discovery Center Event Aimed at Getting Healthy
Discovery Center, Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, and the Rutherford County Health Department present Healthy Me, Healthy You event! 
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Federal Mandate Requires Hiring Officer to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases at County Jail
Federal Mandate Requires Hiring Officer to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases at County Jail
Federal mandates require hiring a coordinator to investigate allegations of sexual assaults for inmates when a county houses more than 1,000 adult and youth inmates, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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Chemicals Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Obesity
It’s common knowledge that eating healthy food and exercising can help people maintain a healthy weight, but there’s another factor at play of which many people are unaware: chemicals in the products they buy and use that can contribute to fat accumulation.
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Traffic Fatalities UP In Rutherford County!
Four more people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year as compared to last year in Rutherford County.
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Rutherford County Population to Reach Mark of 307k, 420k and 600,000
Rutherford County Population to Reach Mark of 307k, 420k and 600,000
The population growth for Rutherford County is quite substantial. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated…
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Rutherford County Schools have Special Lock Boxes in Each School for SRO's - What is in the Lock Boxes?
Rutherford County Schools have Special Lock Boxes in Each School for SRO's - What is in the Lock Boxes?
Mayor Ernest Burgess confirmed the lock boxes this past February. We asked the mayor what would be stored in the boxes…
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Jane Jordan Passes Away
Jane Jordan Passes Away
The mother of County Commissioner Will Jordan and the wife of the late Ed Jordan, former County School Board chairman, has passed away. Jane Batey Jordan, age 84, died Friday at Adam's Palace. She leaves behind another son, Buddy Jordan and four grandchildren.
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Kickoff the beginning of the new school year at Literacy Day with Read To Succeed

Kickoff the beginning of the new school year at Literacy Day with Read To Succeed, Friends of Linebaugh Library, Olive Branch Church, the Jennings Jones Foundation and Newk’s on Saturday, August 3.

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CrimeStoppers Honors 6 Lawmen
On Monday (7/22/2013) CrimeStoppers of Rutherford County held its annual banquet at the Smyrna Town Centre and six officers were honored..
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More News on a Relationship Between China and Rutherford County Area Schools

Earlier this month, WGNS told you about a newly formed educational partnership between MTSU, Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro City Schools and China.

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DOGS in the Rutherford County Juvenile Courtroom (With Picture and Audio)

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport tells WGNS that a small dog is now allowed in the courtroom to help children cope with questioning when they are scared or nervous. 

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Thunderstorms Bring Problems for Ruth. Co.

Evening thunderstorms pack a powerful punch across Rutherford County. Storms began rolling through around 5:30 yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, dumping heavy rain and bringing high winds. 

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Rutherford County is One of Top in the Nation for Employment Growth

For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Welcome Technology: Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Offers VIDEO Visitation
Welcome Technology: Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Offers VIDEO Visitation

Sheriff Robert Arnold said Rutherford County is one of the first detention centers in Tennessee to offer the video visitation for families of inmates.

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You've Heard About It, But What is the Community Assessment Project of Rutherford County?
The goal is to meet needs, to plan and develop, and to increase engagement, resulting in a greater quality of life and sense of community.
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Rutherford County Planners Could Require a Sprinkler System in your New Home
The sprinkler system would not be required in existing homes, unless the homeowner were to add on to the house in question.
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36th Annual Bill Carey Golf Tournament RESULTS - WHO WON?
Bill Carey, founder of the tournament, explains his personal connection to the benefitting sponsor (hear the audio)
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Additional Information: County Wins Mosque Ruling Before State Appeals Court
A state high court has ruled in favor of the county in the case regarding public notice of the mosque construction. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruling was handed down Wednesday.
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Way of Hope Needs Financial Help
The Way of Hope could use your help. The Way of Hope is a non-profit ministry outreach partnering with local churches to offer nighttime shelter for homeless single women and single mothers and thier children. They're facing a budget shortfall of over 36-hundred dollars this month. 
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County/City Budget Meetings This Week
A short, but busy week is ahead for local lawmakers. County Commissioners on the Budget, Finance and Investment Committee will meet both Tuesday and Thursday this week and they work toward the next fiscal year. 
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Did You Attend This Past Tuesday's Business After Hours?
Cannon County Businesses that participated in the event included, the Blue Porch Cafe, Short Mountain Distillery, Higgins Moonlite Drive In and Flea Market, Cannon County Senior Center, Arts Center, First National Bank, Readyville Mill and more.  
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Riverdale Basketball Honored By Rutherford County Commission
Local athletics were celebrated at the May 16th meeting of the Rutherford County Commission, as county commissioner and WGNS’ own Jeff Jordan issued a resolution of recognition for the 2012/2013 Riverdale Lady Warriors Basketball team, who were ranked as national champions by ESPN and MaxPreps...
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Rutherford County Property Assessor Makes Year End Statement (Budgeted Year End)
"I am happy to announce we will be returning an estimated $354,000 dollars in unused budgeted funds from this current budget back into the County’s General Fund."
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County Lawmakers Tackle the Budget
County lawmakers will take up the budget for the next fiscal year this week. First, the Rutherford County Board of Education will take up the budget tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5pm at their offices on Southpark Boulevard. 
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Sobriety Checkpoint Set For Friday Night Along Lebanon Highway
Law enforcement officers will check motorists for drinking and driving during a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 on U.S. Highway 231 North (Lebanon Highway).
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La Vergne vs Oakland (Baseball)
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Deputy County Mayor Starts Today
You may recall in August of 2012, the Rutherford County Commission approved an idea set forth by Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess to hire a Deputy Mayor. Now, that idea has come to fruition. 
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New Franchise Offers Good Eats, Jobs As Area Continues To Grow
There’s a new franchise in town!  Middle Tennessee’s first Hungry Howie’s Pizza opened its doors at 2015B Lascassas Pike on Tuesday, and owners Jon Curfman and Jim Patel say that there could be more locations on the way soon...
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WGNS Receives a Letter from Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell Suggesting County is OVERSPENDING!
Mitchell’s information to WGNS closed with, “The real question is why is a three year fifty eight million dollar deficit in County spending not an issue?”
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NEW UPDATE: More News Released on Alleged Suicidal Man in Buchanan Area
More information has been released on the so called suicidal man who was said to be on the run from the law in the Buchanan Elementary and Whitworth-Buchanan Middle schools area Tuesday.

 
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Riverdale vs Siegel (State Farm Prep Baseball)
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Spring is Brush Burning Time

Spring weather gives area residents a chance to get out and clean up their yards and property. Many of those who do so also burn brush and such as part of their "spring cleaning."

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UPDATE: Explosions Rock Boston Marathon; How Has This Touched Murfreesboro Lives?

Explosions at the finish line of today's Boston Marathon claim 3 lives and dozens of injuries so far, with additional explosions reported afterward. One of the deceased believed to be an 8-year old child.

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Eagleville vs Fayetteville (Baseball)
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THANK YOU Telecommunicators!
The 2013 Telecommunicator of the Year Awards were presented Friday morning at a special breakfast in the ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.


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Special recognition to our Rutherford County Telecommunicator's!

The 2013 recipients of the Telecommunicator Awards are Jennifer Dray of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, Tiffany Matthews of the Murfreesboro Police Department, Lindsey Lester of the Smyrna Police Department, Candace Elmore of the LaVergne Police Department and Kelly Dotson of the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service.

 

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Accusations of Ignoring Environmental Regulations Made Against County Officials
Several citizens professed that something smelled a little fishy out at the county landfill at the April meeting of the Rutherford County Commission, where claims were made that the county has been ignoring environmental regulations...


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Goodpasture vs Riverdale (Softball)
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Jefferson COunty vs Oakland (Prep Baseball)
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BOOM! Rutherford Co. one of the fastest growing counties in the nation
While national employment, measured by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, is up 1.6 percent, Rutherford County demonstrated an impressive 6.8 percent increase, making it second in the nation for percentage increase in employment.
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LoJac requesting residential zoning change for proposed 110 acre demolition and recycling center
The property in question was used as a rock quarry up to 1980. It has been vacant for 33-years. The planning commission staff wrote in a memorandum, “This type of facility would be a benefit to the county because it will be able to recycle materials that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.” 
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Rutherford Co. forced by Federal Government to spend extra $2-million per year
The Mayor told us the healthcare costs are dramatically increasing with the expansion of the Affordable Healthcare act…
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Car catches fire Thursday morning directly next to victims' home
Fire Chief Larry Farley told WGNS that the crew from Station 1 was able to quickly knock down the flames before they spread to the victims’ home.
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Yet More School Expansion in Rutherford County
Continuing to outgrow our facilities, the Rutherford County Commission put two resolutions to a vote at their March 14th meeting each aimed at expanding existing schools...
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Electric provider second highest taxpayer in Rutherford County for 2012
In Rutherford County , Middle Tennessee Electric was the second highest taxpayer, behind Nissan.
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MTSU Men's Basketball vs FIU

The MTSU Men faced off against FIU in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Raiders lost their 27 game winning streak. The Raiders could never get anything going in the game. They fell in the 2nd round of the Sun-Belt Tournament by a final score of 61-57.

 

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United Way Advocates for Pre-K Support at State Capitol
Pre-K program funding was a top issue for the day. “While we were grateful that Pre-K classrooms received full funding in the Governor’s budget, we need to stay vigilant in tough economic times..."
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MTSU Men's Basketball (MTSU vs UL-Lafayette)
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Podcast: Rutherford Issues with Bryan Barrett and State Rep. Mike Sparks
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Rutherford County Fire and Rescue receives new lower ISO rating
The lowering of the rating is actually a good thing. This lower rating benefits the citizens of Rutherford County in lowering the Insurance cost on their home owners insurance.
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Podcast: Siegel vs Bradley Central (Boys Basketball)
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MTSU Men Basketball vs Western Kentucky
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Winter Weather Possible this Weekend
Winter Weather Possible this Weekend
The calendar may say March, but the weather outside will feel like January this weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting an accumulating snowfall for most of Middle Tennessee Friday night into Saturday.
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A circus at the Campus School? What?
A circus at the Campus School? What?
The school children at the Campus School in Murfreesboro acted as if they were part of a circus on Friday...
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Podcast: MTSU Men vs South Alabama
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Podcast: Oakland vs La Vergne 7-AAA Consolation Game
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Podcast: Blackman vs Siegel District 7-AAA Boys Basketball Tournament
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Podcast: Riverdale vs Oakland Boys Basketball
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Podcast: Smyrna vs La Vergne Boys Basketball
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District 7-AAA Basketball Records
The District 7-AAA girls and boys basketball records and ranking as of the final regular season games, Monday, February 11th.
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Podcast: MTSU vs Troy (Women's Basketball)
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State Troopers remind local drivers not to text and drive
State Troopers remind local drivers not to text and drive
Highway Patrol sends out warning to Rutherford County drivers about texting... 
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Two Rutherford Students To View Emancipation Proclamation
Heather Chaput from Daniel-McKee Alternative School and Caitlin Davis from Christiana Middle School are two of only six students in the state to be selected winners in the Tennessee State Museum's Freedom's Call Emancipation Proclamation Essay Contest.
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UPDATE: Stolen saddles and moonshine in Murfreesboro
Saddles stolen from Rutherford County residents valued at more than $10,000 were recovered from a suspect who was charged with theft, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
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January 30th Tornadoes Break Records

The January 30th tornado outbreak here in Middle Tennessee continues to shatter records. Not only is it the largest January outbreak on record, it's one of the largest ever.

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United Ways Days of Action March 21-23
United Ways Days of Action March 21-23
Over 500 volunteers participated in last year’s Days of Action, accounting for 2,301 hours of service and completing 56 projects.
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Thomsen Smith picked for leading Congressional Exploratory Committee for State Rep. Joe Carr
Thomsen Smith picked for leading Congressional Exploratory Committee for State Rep. Joe Carr
“We are pleased to secure a fundraiser of Thomsen Smith’s caliber to the Joe Carr for Congress Exploratory Committee. Tennesseans want more principled fighters in Washington, and with Thomsen’s experience we have one more piece in place for Joe Carr to answer the clarion call”, said Lee Beaman.
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County Committee Considers SRO Funding
The Rutherford County Commission's Budget, Finance and Investment Committee will meet this week to consider adding a full-time SRO to all schools.
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NWS Continues Tornado Surveys
The National Weather Service will continue to survey storm damage this week. Storms that ripped through the mid-state last week spawned at least 14-tornadoes, but the total number could rise to 18 after the upcoming surveys. 
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Eagleville Tornado 4.5 Miles, EF1
Survey teams have been out analyzing debris from the storms that rolled through Middle Tennessee leaving destruction last Wednesday. 
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Tornado Strikes Eagleville
National Weather Service has been out for the last couple of days across Middle Tennessee surveying storm damage. 
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Light Snow Expected Thursday Night
Light snow can be expected across Middle Tennessee tonight (Thursday). Areas to the north and east of Rutherford County are expecting up to an inch of snowfall.
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Treat Intersections With "OUT" Traffic Signals As 4-WAY STOP!
The storm has created scattered power outages, and some traffic signals are not operating. If you come upon such a signal, TREAT IT AS A 4-WAY STOP.
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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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Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Marraquin was living at 826 LaVergne Lane for approximately 12 years under the assumed name of Cesar Cruz.
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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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Gateway Island Pond is nearly empty and is being repaired
The location of the pond was once a landfill. When Medical Center Parkway was built and the Gateway zone officially opened, the city turned that property into a functional park.
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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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Cost to mail a letter has increased
The cost of mailing a letter has gone up again, after less than a year at 45 cents it will now be 46 cents. As of Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service’s latest rate hike on first class postage stamps went into effect.
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Ben and Steve Cates on WGNS
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School safety in Rutherford County a priority in new and existing school plans
School safety in Rutherford County a priority in new and existing school plans
School safety is a priority in the construction of new schools and current schools in Rutherford County. The layout and floor plans for each school in the county system is now in an online database for emergency personnel. County School's Maintenance and Construction Superintendent Gary Clardy told WGNS…
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Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from a roof vent and flames shooting from the right roof vent. Crews entered the house and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the kitchen area and attic area above the kitchen.
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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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Unknown person breaks into video game store to steal Wii
Police made contact with a suspicious subject walking near the store minutes after the alarm went off on Saturday. An arrest has not been made, but the case is under investigation.  
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Some TN lawmakers concerned with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission spending
Some TN lawmakers concerned with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission spending
According to the report, “The audit revealed information suggesting the former  executive director’s husband worked for, or was in appearance, professionally involved with, a law firm involved with at least three film projects that received a  Film  Commission incentive.”
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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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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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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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Topic: Education in Rutherford County - Multiple Guests
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Traffic Campaign
Drivers who violate safety laws can expect to be stopped by extra Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies during the “More Cops, More Stops” campaign from Friday, Jan. 25 through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, a sheriff’s patrol supervisor said.
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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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School Vouchers: A Solution for a Problem Rutherford County Doesn't Have
Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, along with Representatives Mike Sparks, Dawn White, and Joe Carr took part in a forum, hosted by the Rutherford and Murfreesboro education associations held at Cason Lane Academy on Thursday night, to address, among other topics, school vouchers, which Gov. Bill Haslam has recently announced supporting.  Turns out, they tend to disagree...
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Local representative Rick Womack supports bill that limits expense account payment for lodging
Local representative Rick Womack supports bill that limits expense account payment for lodging
“I should not be reimbursed for a hotel stay if I sleep in my own bed at night”
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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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Representative Scott DesJarlais Votes Against Legislation Raising the Debt Limit
Representative Scott DesJarlais Votes Against Legislation Raising the Debt Limit
Congressman DesJarlais voted against legislation that raises the debt limit.
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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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$4,500 Stolen in Murfreesboro... from a truck
The man called the police on Tuesday to report that his money was stolen. According to the victim, he left the money in a brief case that was in his vehicle overnight.
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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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Junior League of Murfreesboro seeking women to explore being a part of their 2013 group
Founded locally in 1992, the Junior League of Murfreesboro explores the needs of the community and concentrated on focus areas such as women and children at risk, educational disadvantages, health, voluntarism and quality of life.
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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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Send WGNS pictures of your car, truck or motorcycle so we can post it for the world to see
Send WGNS pictures of your car, truck or motorcycle so we can post it for the world to see
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. 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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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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Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Mary Beth Nevills, Educational Director for Oaklandsexplains why these wedding dress are so special...
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Special program to help local residents prepare tax returns is FREE
The 2012 VITA sites resulted in 346 accepted tax returns with a total refund amount of $492,000 going back into the communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. This year the United Way and Greenhouse Ministries aim to help even more residents.
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UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
If the Public Safety Committee gives the green light, the new officers will probably not be hired until June of 2013. The measure will also have to be approved by the budget and finance committee and then the full commission.
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22-Year old Murfreesboro murder suspect is still on the run
Detectives developed 22-year old Domynik Jaleel Green (pictured), also known as “City”, as the main suspect. Warrants for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder were issued for Green. WGNS followed up on this investigation on Friday (1/18/13) and Rutherford County Sheriff Department records show that Green is still on the run and the warrant has not been served.
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Grandfather Caught with 8-Pounds of Marijuana on I-24 with Grandson in Car
Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
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EXCITEMENT: New Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Opening in February
EXCITEMENT: New Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Opening in February
Excitement is building as the second phase of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s new building nears completion at 1272 Garrison Drive in the Murfreesboro Gateway area.  On February 11, 2013, patients will start to utilize the new 155,000 square feet addition, which is joined to the existing 78,000 square feet facility which opened in 2008.
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UPDATE: Bullets Found in Blackman Elementary, Some Parents Receive Notification and Some Don't
UPDATE: Bullets Found in Blackman Elementary, Some Parents Receive Notification and Some Don't
Bullets were found in the hallway of a Rutherford County School on Monday, January 14th. The .22-caliber bullets were found by a student a Blackman Elementary School. Some parents are outraged they did not receive a letter…
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Third Homeless Person Attacked in Past 3-Months in Murfreesboro
According to a report filed by the individual, the attackers said the word “country” as they approached him. The attackers hit the victim multiple times. One of the two men threw a beer bottle at the victims head and the second stated that he was armed with a gun.
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Murfreesboro Police Recover Stolen Police Handgun on Wednesday
Murfreesboro Police Recover Stolen Police Handgun on Wednesday
Police did an inventory of the car after the area around it was secured. Inside the vehicle they found a.45 caliber  Glock handgun that had been stolen from a LaVergne Police Cruiser. Officers also recovered a .45-caliber magazine for the gun and ammunition.
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Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
The federal government should act now in practicing fiscal responsibility according to State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) who filed a resolution in the Tennessee State Senate urging Congress to immediately adopt a balanced budget.  Forty nine states, including Tennessee, maintain balanced budgets through a constitutional requirement or by state statute.  
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A Pictorial Step Back to the 1900's in Rutherford County
A Pictorial Step Back to the 1900's in Rutherford County
Rutherford County is a community that is rich in history. From Oakland’s Mansion to the Princess Theater, there are so many memories for so many people. Below are photos gathered from around the community that date back to the 1900's. The following photographs below are stored at Shacklett’s Photography on South Church Street in Murfreesboro, TN.
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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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Upcoming February meeting for parents of future students of Stewarts Creek High School
Upcoming February meeting for parents of future students of Stewarts Creek High School
A new high school will soon be OPEN in August of this year. Stewarts Creek High was approved for construction by Rutherford County Commissioners in 2011. The cost was $50-million. A meeting is planned for parents of future students in February. 
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Suspicious Computer Files At Zaxby’s
A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting them to warn customers about the potential for fraud.
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Bullets Found in Hallway at Blackman Elementary School
Bullets Found in Hallway at Blackman Elementary School
A disturbing find at a Rutherford County operated school. WGNS’ Ron Jordon has more…
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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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UPDATE: Confusion Over the Name of the Person Arrested and Charged with Child Rape in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Confusion Over the Name of the Person Arrested and Charged with Child Rape in Murfreesboro
Apparently there has been some major confusion over the identity of the man accused of raping a 5-year old boy in Murfreesboro. William C. Henry was charged last week with three counts of the rape of a child.
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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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Rutherford County Government Now has a Deputy Mayor
Rutherford County Government Now has a Deputy Mayor
Retired U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey L. Davidson has been appointed as deputy to the mayor for Rutherford County. Davidson was the Inspector General for the Tennessee National Guard. His first day on the job will be April 29.
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County Commission Prepared for New Rutherford County School Resource Officers
It looks as if the Sheriff’s Department will likely receive the needed funding to hire additional officers to patrol county schools, but the money for the added manpower won’t arrive until this fall.
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The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro
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"Shake and Bake" Meth Lab Found in Parking Lot of Murfreesboro Shopping Center
What has been called a “Shake and Bake” meth lab turned up in the parking lot of a local shopping center on Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro.
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Cause of Fire That Destroyed Murfreesboro Home on New Year's Day Has Been Determined
We have more information on a New Year's Day fire that occured in a home at 2527 English Hill Drive off Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro. The Fire Marshal's Office says the blaze appeared to have originated in the fuse box and was unintentional. The house was destroyed. 
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Just A Rumor Of A Gun Threat at Blackman High - No Gun Found
Reports indicate on Friday that no gun was found at Blackman High School after a rumored threat was made.  The threat was unfounded.
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Nissan LEAF Now Officially Being Produced in Smyrna Plant
The 2013 Nissan LEAF is now being produced in Tennessee. Nissan announced in a news release on Wednesday that production of the all-electric car had officially begun in Smyrna, next door to the company’s lithium-ion automotive battery plant.
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Andrea Loughry Picked by Chamber of Commerce to be 2012 Business Legend of the Year
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has selected their next Business Legend of the Year. 
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State Hopes to Curb Overuse of Prescription Drugs
Tennessee is working to renew efforts to curb drug abuse throughout the state in 2013. According to the latest statistics, Tennessee ranks second in the nation for over-utilization of prescription pain medications. Adults 18 to 25 have the highest rate of prescription drug abuse. For the last two years, unintentional drug overdose is the number one cause of death in Tennessee over motor vehicle accidents, homicides or suicides.
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Tennessee Handgun Permit Holders Increase by Over 35,000 in Past Year
End of the year statistics shows that handgun carry permits have greatly increased in 2012.  LegallyArmed.com reports there are 14,278 handgun carry permit holders in Rutherford County. Rutherford County ranks number five in the state for the number of residents with a valid handgun permit.
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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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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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