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Group "U2" to headline at Bonnaroo this year

U2 will headline the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer. U2 is famous for songs like, "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets have No Name."

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It will be a good Christmas after all
It will be a good Christmas after all

George and Brenda have had a rough year on the streets of Middle Tennessee. They have relocated camps, been in and out of the hospital and more.

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Photo of the Day by Scott Walker
Photo of the Day by Scott Walker

He was sitting in the Sunday drizzle on a street side bench in Nashville.

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Do you know Lou from Vietnam?
Do you know Lou from Vietnam?

Have you met 58 year old Liu Khai Trac, who is known around here as Lou?

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A life of crime and time in the pen
A life of crime and time in the pen

By Scott Walker: I guess you could say the tattoos were a gift from the penitentiary. His arms were laced in human skulls, evil faces and more.

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Indian Pow Wow and Fall Festival
Indian Pow Wow and Fall Festival

The 35th annual Indian Pow Wow and Fall Festival took place on the edge of Rutherford, Wilson and Davidson Counties in Long Hunter State Park this past weekend.

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Wayd Battle at Hippie Hill in Rutherford County
Wayd Battle at Hippie Hill in Rutherford County

While at Hippie Hill on Thursday (10/13/16), I ran across a man named Wayd Battle. In a small and cramped cabin of sorts, we talked.

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Have you ever been to the impoverished Delta region of Mississippi
Have you ever been to the impoverished Delta region of Mississippi

WGNS' Scott Walker recently headed to the Delta area of Mississippi. These are some of the people he encountered on his travel:

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Do you remember the Greer Stadium? Former home to the Nashville Sounds...
Do you remember the Greer Stadium? Former home to the Nashville Sounds...

Many who grew up in and around Middle Tennessee have fond memories of games at the Nashville stadium.

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Man revisits area of where he lost his leg while jumping onto a train 42 years later
Man revisits area of where he lost his leg while jumping onto a train 42 years later

Imagine losing your right leg at age 15 by way of a train car cutting it off. Marshall, who is 57 years old today, recalls the night that he lost his leg.

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Bonnaroo Update: Coffee County Gifted $92,000 Less Than Previous Years
Bonnaroo Update: Coffee County Gifted $92,000 Less Than Previous Years

The past June organizers only sold 43,870 tickets for the 2016 event. The total from the ticket sales and the $30,000 flat fee amounted to just $161,611.

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Tennessee Cracking Down on Amusement Park Operations
Tennessee Cracking Down on Amusement Park Operations

Due to fact that there have been four reported amusement device accidents in Tennessee since July 1, 2016, the department would like to provide amusement device owners and operators additional information and accident reporting guidelines in order to prevent future accidents.

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A Homeless Veteran in the United States
A Homeless Veteran in the United States

"So, how did you get to Atlanta," I asked. He grinned, "When I had a weekend pass I'd come to Atlanta because I loved it, after the Army I just stayed here."

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Photo of the week by Scott Walker
Photo of the week by Scott Walker

His long black hair stood out among the tourist that lined the streets of lower Broadway in Music City. He wore a single grizzly bear claw around his neck adorned with a turquoise stone.

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Living with cancer - By Scott Walker
Living with cancer - By Scott Walker

Tanya lives in a small motel room located in Nashville. Outside of her room a man was shot several days ago. Down the street, a similar incident unfolded in a restaurant parking lot.

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MTSU Professor Chimes in on the Fight Between Apple and the FBI
MTSU Professor Chimes in on the Fight Between Apple and the FBI

As you have heard, Apple is being asked to break the lock code to get into the iPhone of a deceased terrorist.

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A look at Small Town Big World - Street Photography
A look at Small Town Big World - Street Photography

Scott Walker with WGNS hits the streets on a weekly basis to photography life. His Street Photography began when he was in the US Navy in the mid 90's...

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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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Is the United States Really on the Verge of Collapse? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...
Is the United States Really on the Verge of Collapse? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...

MTSU Professor Larry Burris says that if letters to the editor are any indication, it appears there is some kind of consensus growing that the republic is on the verge of collapse, and civilization as we know it will soon come to an end.

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She may be blind, but she can play 7 different instruments
She may be blind, but she can play 7 different instruments

A woman who lives in Murfreesboro has quite the talent for musical instruments...

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Pedaling away Pounds, Improving Cardio Health Good for Everyone
Pedaling away Pounds, Improving Cardio Health Good for Everyone

With Tennessee rated the 49th worst state for physical activity and 47th for obesity, one cannot argue about the need for improved health.

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Just for Fun: Railways
Just for Fun: Railways

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is proud to announce that Steam Locomotive 4501, the star of its fleet, will power rail passenger excursions as part of Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam program.

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An in depth discussion with local author Dawn Jones, writer of "Ruby's Choice"
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Affordable Care Act leaving Rutherford County Residents without insurance
Affordable Care Act leaving Rutherford County Residents without insurance

WGNS spoke to a Murfreesboro man who just left his doctor's office after learning that he would soon lose his foot due to a lack of circulation.

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New program to help U.S. Veterans find new jobs as truck drivers
New program to help U.S. Veterans find new jobs as truck drivers

State officials say a new program will help veterans and active military members find jobs as truck drivers.

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Photos of the old Tennessee State Prison
Photos of the old Tennessee State Prison

The abandoned and decrepit prison is located near downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The massive structure first opened in 1898.

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The reality of my night meeting with the homeless in Rutherford County
The reality of my night meeting with the homeless in Rutherford County

I spoke to one woman who was in her early fifties and she told me that she was raped as a child by numerous persons that included two of her father's friends.

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I will never use the word prostitute again... by Scott Walker
I will never use the word prostitute again... by Scott Walker

In between cups of coffee being poured and new customers walking into the restaurant, Jennifer gave us insight into her forbidden past...

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Local Murfree Gallery is featuring photography by Scott Walker
Local Murfree Gallery is featuring photography by Scott Walker

The Murfree Gallery will be open to the public during the regular County Office Building hours...

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Photos of street photography on display now at the Murfreesboro City Hall
Photos of street photography on display now at the Murfreesboro City Hall

The Murfreesboro City Hall exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, August 12-September 25. The hours are 8 am-4:30 pm.

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Photography show at Murfreesboro City Hall will feature Scott Walker
Photography show at Murfreesboro City Hall will feature Scott Walker

He photographs life, captures addiction, homelessness, pain, happiness and sorrow. 

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Kip Diggs from State Farm talks insurance hazards, lightning, burglaries and more
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Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

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Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

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A visit to a homeless campsite higher than most...
A visit to a homeless campsite higher than most...

I hesitated on actually putting this story online… but, with the consent of this gentleman, I decided to go ahead and post it, even though it is in Nashville. He wanted his story to be heard to hopefully help someone else. If someone can see his struggles, if someone can see what he is a slave to, then possibly… one person will quit drinking. - Scott Walker (WGNS)

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Great article in The Post about our very own Scott Walker at WGNS
Great article in The Post about our very own Scott Walker at WGNS

Post writer Dan Whittle wrote a great article about our very own Scott Walker in recent days. If you have not checked it out, we invite you to do so today...

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A Short Documentary on Two Local Photographers (Video, 7-Min.)
A Short Documentary on Two Local Photographers (Video, 7-Min.)

WGNS’ Scott Walker and Bob Parks Real Estate Agent Justin Holder are avid photographers who have taken on new photographic projects outside of their daily career.

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WGNS' Scott Walker Starts a Photography Blog
WGNS' Scott Walker Starts a Photography Blog

WGNS’ very own Scott Walker has put together a photography website for others to enjoy. Walker stated, “I will update the pictures on the blog daily..."

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WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)
WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)

A lot has changed over the years, but one thing in our community has remained constant. While Jan. 1st rang in a new year, it also rang in the 67th anniversary for WGNS. 

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Enter Your Wildlife Photo in the TWRA Contest
Enter Your Wildlife Photo in the TWRA Contest
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2014-15 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife Magazine’s annual calendar issue.
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Pictures of People...
Pictures of People...
We just added a new photo album to our FaceBook page we think you may enjoy. It is an albulm of people that Scott Walker has come in contact with in the past 3-months. He snapped the pictures in Murfreesboro, Nashville and Knoxville. The pictures are simply of life. 
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WGNS Talks to the Child Advocacy Center About the Detrimental Problem of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Rutherford and Cannon Counties
“The national statistic is that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday...” 
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Special Guest Today was Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans
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Community events involving WGNS - Lots of photos from the 90's and 80's
Community events involving WGNS - Lots of photos from the 90's and 80's
The 1980's and 1990's were a fun time for WGNS. It was a time of CONSTANT growth in Rutherford County. With growth came radio remote after radio remote. These are a few of the pictures we gathered over the years.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Local news was the topic of discussion today
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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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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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