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Inmate with strong ties to Rutherford County Fails his Escape from Prison
Inmate with strong ties to Rutherford County Fails his Escape from Prison

This past week an inmate that has a history of theft and burglary in Rutherford County tried to escape from a Tennessee Department of Corrections facility located in Hickman County, Tennessee.

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 Department Proposes to Phase-In Impact TNReady has on Student Grades
Department Proposes to Phase-In Impact TNReady has on Student Grades

At the Tennessee Board of Education meeting last week, Commissioner McQueen announced the department's proposal to phase TNReady scores into high school student grades over the next three years...

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High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters
High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters

Interest in the November 8th presidential election is very high and the numbers show it. A 74-percent voter turnout is expected in Rutherford County.

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Rutherford County Booming with Tourism Dollars
Rutherford County Booming with Tourism Dollars

Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County in 2015 increased from $307.47 to $316.45 million, placing Rutherford County in the top 10 counties across the state, for travel-related expenditures.

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Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County
Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County

You may have seen them around the downtown Murfreesboro square, at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne and at various other public locations around Rutherford County. We're talking about Pokémon Go players.

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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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Rutherford County Schools Jenna Stitzel named School Health Coordinator of the Year
Rutherford County Schools Jenna Stitzel named School Health Coordinator of the Year

In the past five years, Rutherford County Schools' Jenna Stitzel has worked to provide funds for outdoor walking tracks at 19 elementary schools, fitness centers at three middle schools and implemented a stability ball chair program in more than 50 classrooms.

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Only 25% of High School Students in TN are Physically Active One Hour Daily
Only 25% of High School Students in TN are Physically Active One Hour Daily

Approximately 25 percent of Tennessee high school students indicated they were physically active for one hour per day; the national rate was 27.1 percent.

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Frost Qualifies for General Sessions Judge, Part IV Race
Frost Qualifies for General Sessions Judge, Part IV Race

Thomas D. "Tom" Frost, a local Murfreesboro attorney, announced today that he has qualified as a candidate in the August 4th election for General Sessions Judge, Part IV.

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Kirk Catron announces Candidacy for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge
Kirk Catron announces Candidacy for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge

Rutherford County attorney and business leader, Kirk D Catron, announces his candidacy for the new General Sessions Judgeship recently approved by the County Commission.

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'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
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Rutherford County CDC Prom Set
Rutherford County CDC Prom Set

Rutherford County CDC prom has been set. Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans says it will held this Wednesday from 10am until 1pm at the Smyrna Town Center.

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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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Super Tuesday Rutherford County Voting Numbers
Super Tuesday Rutherford County Voting Numbers

Super Tuesday Coverage from NewsRadio WGNS, complete, final election totals, with special reports from the Rutherford County Election Commission and nationally from CBS Radio News.

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Dotson Resigns as Siegel Boys Coach After 8 Years
Dotson Resigns as Siegel Boys Coach After 8 Years

Siegel boys basketball coach Ben Dotson has resigned. His resignation was announced to his team on Tuesday, just six days after his team's last game of the season.

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Dotson Resigns as Siegel Boys Coach After 8 Years
Dotson Resigns as Siegel Boys Coach After 8 Years

Siegel boys basketball coach Ben Dotson has resigned. His resignation was announced to his team on Tuesday, just six days after his team's last game of the season.

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Undercover TBI agent robbed in Rutherford County - Arrests Made
Undercover TBI agent robbed in Rutherford County - Arrests Made

During an undercover operation Thursday night to attempt to purchase fake Percocet pills from two individuals, one of the agents was robbed by the two men at a parking lot in La Vergne.

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A big change in testing for Rutherford County School Students this year for their TCAP or Tennessee Ready Assessments
A big change in testing for Rutherford County School Students this year for their TCAP or Tennessee Ready Assessments

If the student is working on a question that has two answers, he or she will have to check both answers to get it right.

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Your PHOTOS From Around The Area
Your PHOTOS From Around The Area

Thanks to everyone who emailed photos of the big snow. If you have photos you want us to post, email them to news@wgnsradio.com.

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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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Who is classified as a violent sex offender or non violent offender in Rutherford County?
Who is classified as a violent sex offender or non violent offender in Rutherford County?

With more and more talk of sex offender arrests in recent years, the public is somewhat confused about who has to register and how often a convict is required to check in.

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Donation of a truck to the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department
Donation of a truck to the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department

The Consolidated Utility District is donating a Ford truck to the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department.

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Crime in Rutherford County DOWN
Crime in Rutherford County DOWN

Rapes and robberies down, aggravated assaults thefts up, vandalism and weapons violations down...

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United Way Celebrates Year of Impact at Annual Meeting
United Way Celebrates Year of Impact at Annual Meeting

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently hosted its Community Celebration, an annual meeting recognizing the organization's impact and accomplishments over the most previous fiscal year.

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Despite a goal to originally do away with the Rutherford County wheel tax long ago, it is still needed
Despite a goal to originally do away with the Rutherford County wheel tax long ago, it is still needed

The wheel tax in Rutherford County was initially put into place to build Oakland and Riverdale High Schools. County Mayor Ernest Burgess says that despite its original intent, it is still needed today.

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Case of man allegedly dragging dog behind car goes to Grand Jury
Case of man allegedly dragging dog behind car goes to Grand Jury

A man who was accused of dragging his dog behind his car in LaVergne has decided to waive his case, which means the case will go before the Grand Jury of Rutherford County.

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DNJ has to move out in 4.5 Months
DNJ has to move out in 4.5 Months

The countdown is on. The Daily News Journal will have to be out of their building to make way for a new parking garage in just four and a half months. In the meantime, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess said that the DNJ...

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Courts say NO to appeal filed by convicted rapist - Victim only 1 in Rutherford County
Courts say NO to appeal filed by convicted rapist - Victim only 1 in Rutherford County

Court records show the abuse started when the victim was only 1-year of age...

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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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RuCo Crime Map
RuCo Crime Map

Wondering where crime is occurring in Rutherford County? Check out this map from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Local Inmate Charged with Perjury
Local Inmate Charged with Perjury

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained an indictment for a Rutherford County jail inmate, charging him with aggravated perjury.

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First half day for school students is Wednesday - first full day is then..
First half day for school students is Wednesday - first full day is then..

With hundreds of school children, cars, and buses coming and going, the City of Murfreesboro is taking extra precautions to make sure the first full day of school is a safe one.

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Arts in the Park Day was held Thursday - Two more dates nearing
Arts in the Park Day was held Thursday - Two more dates nearing

These photos were captured in the Old Fort Park on Thursday during the "Arts in Park" day. 

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Man to face 3 Counts of
Man to face 3 Counts of "Rape of a Child" in a Rutherford County Courtroom

A man arrested on June 7th of this year under a sealed indictment will appear before Judge Keith Siskin on Monday, July 14th.

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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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Big changes for recycling in Rutherford County, starting Friday
Big changes for recycling in Rutherford County, starting Friday

Vehicles will be monitored to document how often they enter the center. This is in an attempt to prevent businesses from abusing the service. 

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Oops: Two Coffee County inmates walk away from work detail - unknown direction

Two inmates from the Coffee County Jail walked away from a work detail on Thursday afternoon. So far, they have not been located. 

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Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers says he will run again for seat
Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers says he will run again for seat

Sixteenth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers announced his re-election bid Wednesday.

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Frequently asked questions about the FREE or REDUCED LUNCH Program
Frequently asked questions about the FREE or REDUCED LUNCH Program

How do I apply for my child to be on a FREE or reduced lunch plan at school? You should have received an application from your child’s school. If not, please contact the school directly

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Man wanted in Rutherford, Bedford and Hamilton Counties ARRESTED in Mississippi
Man wanted in Rutherford, Bedford and Hamilton Counties ARRESTED in Mississippi

A wanted fugitive in Rutherford, Bedford and Hamilton Counties who was recently added to The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” has been captured in Mississippi following a multi-agency effort.

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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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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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Man claims to have eaten marijuana prior to traffic stop and snorted cocaine
Man claims to have eaten marijuana prior to traffic stop and snorted cocaine

When Officer M. Manor asked 22-year old Jonathon L. Bess if that was indeed marijuana on his lap and shirt, the report shows, “He stated YES. Mr. Bess also stated he ate most of it..."

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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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Marijuana in a trash bag and $1,000 in cash recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop
Marijuana in a trash bag and $1,000 in cash recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop

A quarter of a pound of marijuana, 38 Xanax pills and $1,000 in cash were seized during a traffic stop.

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MTSU Reaches New Agreement for Aerospace Program with Civil Air Patrol
MTSU Reaches New Agreement for Aerospace Program with Civil Air Patrol

Established in 1942, the Department of Aerospace is a signature department at MTSU and has grown into one of the most respected programs in the nation.

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The Big Payback is TODAY (May 6, 2014)
The Big Payback is TODAY (May 6, 2014)

The event will allow local residents to donate online to their favorite non-profit organization in Rutherford County. Shelly Stanley with Read To Succeed told WGNS...

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Suspect to Face Numerous "Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor" in Rutherford County Courtroom this month

A suspect by the name of Jessie Baker will appear in court on May 19, 2014 to file a plea. Baker is facing 1-count of...

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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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Rutherford County High Schools holding graduation out of county
Rutherford County High Schools holding graduation out of county

Some Rutherford County residents are concerned over high school graduations being held in neighboring Williamson County. 

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Woman convicted of MURDER won't see a new trial in Rutherford County

A Rutherford County woman convicted of first degree premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder was told that her appeal has been denied (With special interview by the assistant district attorney of Rutherford County)...

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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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So, how does Tennessee look when it comes to wind and hail claims for insurance?
So, how does Tennessee look when it comes to wind and hail claims for insurance?

Just because it is interesting: See how your state compares to others when it comes to wind and hail claims.

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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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Behind the Motel Door - An Inside Look at the Life of Those Who Live in Local Motels
Behind the Motel Door - An Inside Look at the Life of Those Who Live in Local Motels

How many times have you driven past a motel and asked the question, “I wonder what goes on in there day to day?” In this story you will hear what the residents who live in some of the dirtiest motels have to say. You will also see the pictures that depicts their day to day life "inside the room." 

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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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County Commission Candidate Phil Griffin tells WGNS he has been Endorsed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

Phil Griffin, who is running for Rutherford County Commission in the 7th District, told WGNS that he was endorsed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. Griffin tells us why he was endorsed by the Sheriff...

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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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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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More and More People Allegedly Stealing Entire Grocery Carts Full of Merchandise in Murfreesboro
More and More People Allegedly Stealing Entire Grocery Carts Full of Merchandise in Murfreesboro

After loading the cart up and finishing her shopping expedition up, instead of rolling the cart through a checkout line, she allegedly rolled the cart out the front doors.

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BAD NUMBERS: 1 Person Between the Ages of 10 and 24 Dies by Suicide in Tennessee Every Four Days

In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide.  This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days. 

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BIG NEWS: $38-Million Investment in Rutherford County with Cosmetics Headquarter Office to be Located in Murfreesboro
BIG NEWS: $38-Million Investment in Rutherford County with Cosmetics Headquarter Office to be Located in Murfreesboro
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday the company will consolidate its U.S. operations by building a new facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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Food and toy drive underway in La Vergne to help during holidays
Food and toy drive underway in La Vergne to help during holidays
While many people find joy and merriment during the holiday season, it can be the most difficult time of year for people who struggle financially. Through the help of the city, however, dozens of children, their families, and low-income senior citizens are provided meals, clothing, toys, and basic toiletries.
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Record Turnout: Veteran Days on the Square
Several thousand patriots packed the inner circle of the Rutherford County Courthouse at 11:00 o'clock Monday morning for the Annual Veterans Day Memorial Service.  
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La Vergne Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints
La Vergne Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints this Friday and Saturday. 
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Nashville Prostitution Sting Nets Three Rutherford Countians
Nashville Prostitution Sting Nets Three Rutherford Countians
A large reverse prostitution sting by Metro Nashville Police last week yields Rutherford County ties. You may recall last week, 12 people were charged in the sting at a Goodlettsville apartment. 
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Rutherford County School Bus Accident Wednesday Morning
A school bus accident occurred at 7:20 Wednesday morning in the area of Rockvale. James Evans with the Rutherford County School system told us the bus was pulled over on the side of the road when two cars collided at the Thompson Road and Highway 99 intersection.
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Rutherford County Ranks 6th in the Nation for Positive Job Growth - Who is Number Uno?
Rutherford County Ranks 6th in the Nation for Positive Job Growth - Who is Number Uno?

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell notified WGNS that according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Rutherford County Tennessee has the 6th largest increase...

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UPDATE: Beechgrove Woman Who Locked Disabled Sister in Shed to be Jailed
UPDATE: Beechgrove Woman Who Locked Disabled Sister in Shed to be Jailed

WGNS has an update on the story we told you about in 2011 involving a woman who allegedly locked her disabled sister in a Shed behind their home in Beechgrove… 

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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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Commissioner Speaks Out on Keeping Party Out of Races
The Rutherford County Commission's Steering, Legislative and Governmental Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss keeping commission elections bipartisan. 
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Woman Allegedly Uses Juveniles to Reportedly Attempt Theft
Woman Allegedly Uses Juveniles to Reportedly Attempt Theft
Few details can be released about a case involving a woman who allegedly used children to reportedly help her attempt to commit a theft...
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National Night Out Against Crime
National Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday. Both Murfreesboro and La Vergne will celebrate this year, with Smyrna holding theirs in October. 
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Duo BUSTED for Alleged Involvement in Starting a Car Fire in Murfreesboro
Duo BUSTED for Alleged Involvement in Starting a Car Fire in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Division and Murfreesboro Police Department brought charges against two people late Thursday night after the initial investigation into a car fire.
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You Will Soon Spend Less Time in Line at the Local Drivers License Testing Center - Well, A Tinsy-Winsy Little Less Time
You Will Soon Spend Less Time in Line at the Local Drivers License Testing Center - Well, A Tinsy-Winsy Little Less Time
The wait time at driver service centers in Tennessee decreased slightly for the first six months of this year over the same period last year.
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2012 Top 10 Rutherford County Taxpayers

Every year, the Rutherford County Assessor of Property Office releases a list of the properties that have the greatest assessment, by value. That assessment, in turn, generally translates to the most property taxes paid. 

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Rutherford County Crimes Involving Juveniles Slightly Down When Comparing May to April

The number of teens getting into trouble increased slightly decreased in May when compared to April in Rutherford County.

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Flags Retired at Rutherford County Office Building; WGNS Was There

WGNS was honored to be a part of the Flag Retirement Ceremony, held Wednesday at the Rutherford County Office Building on Maple. 

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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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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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Weekend Flooding, Cleanup Continues
A soggy weekend led to flooding over parts of Rutherford County and leaves behind plenty of cleanup for this week. Those areas prone to flooding certainly saw it. High water signs were out in many locations. 
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It is the Return of the Ten Commandments in Rutherford County Operated Buildings
The papers are considered to be “historic documents.” Keep in mind those same “historic documents” were ordered to be removed in the Rutherford County Courthouse a number of years ago.
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La Vergne High Threat a Prank
There will be extra officers at La Vergne High School as a precaution, after a message was left in a girls restroom, threatening a shooting there Thursday. The threat is believed to be a prank, since schools are out Friday and all next week for spring break. 
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City and County Meetings This Week
It's that time of the year. Budget time for local governments. 
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4-H 4K Registration Underway
4-H 4K Registration Underway
Registration is now open for the inaugural “4-H 4K” race. This event will take place on Saturday, April 20. All proceeds will benefit the Rutherford County 4-H Endowment Fund.
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Property Title Scam
Nearly 30 home sales in Tennessee have been disrupted by letters making bogus claims on property titles. Tennessee’s Secretary of State Tre Hargett says it’s not clear what motivation is behind the letters, but his office is treating them as a possible new scam.
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United Way Promotes FamilyWize Prescription Card
United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those who have insurance that does not cover their medicine.
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Ricketts Completes Coast-to-Coast Drive on Hydrogen
MTSU professor Dr. Cliff Ricketts completed a five-day journey to drive coast to coast without gas. He used power from the sun and hydrogen from water to run his Toyota on the 26-hundred mile cross country trip last week.
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Judicial District Changes Proposed
Changes are being proposed to Tennessee’s judicial districts. The proposal would give Rutherford County its own district, which currently includes Cannon County. 
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Strong Storms Expected Today
The weekend's spring-like temperatures will bring spring-like storms today (Monday). Rain and storms are expected throughout the day. By this afternoon and evening, the potential for severe weather will increase substantially. 
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Changes Proposed in Teacher Evaluations
A push is underway in the General Assembly to change how teachers in Tennessee are evaluated to make the process more fair and clear. The story from WGNS' John Michaelson from Nashville.
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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County
There are a large percentage of adults in our community that don’t know how to read. The hardest part of helping these individuals is getting them to come forward.
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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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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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Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
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Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Metro Police in Nashville are asking for the public's assistance in locating two men who are wanted on assault charges. Both men listed their most recent address as being in Murfreesboro, TN. 
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Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Engines 1 and 4, Ladder 6, and Rescue 7 responded to an apartment fire at 1710 E Northfield Boulevard just after 9:30 Sunday morning.
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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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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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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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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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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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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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