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TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna
TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna

The 2017 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Bowling Championships will take place this week at the Smyrna Bowling Center. The action gets underway on Thursday.

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TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna
TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna

The 2017 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Bowling Championships will take place this week at the Smyrna Bowling Center. The action gets underway on Thursday.

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Free seminar on female urinary incontinence
Free seminar on female urinary incontinence

A free community health and wellness informational seminar will be held to raise awareness about female urinary incontinence. The seminar will be this Friday (Jan. 20, 2017) at StoneCrest in Smyrna.

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Road Conditions Due to Snow or Ice
Road Conditions Due to Snow or Ice

Road conditions are still somewhat hazardous across Rutherford County.

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Robbery at the Smyrna Hilton Garden Inn
Robbery at the Smyrna Hilton Garden Inn

On Tuesday morning (01/03/16) at approximately 12:30 AM, two white males committed an armed robbery at the Hilton Garden Inn at 2631 Highwood Blvd in Smyrna.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Robbery Suspect
Smyrna Police Looking for Robbery Suspect

Smyrna Police need your help in finding a robbery suspect. The unidentified black man is suspected of holding up the Mapco on Almaville Road Sunday morning around 4:45.

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Storms and Snow First Week of 2017
Storms and Snow First Week of 2017

Up and down weather is expected this first week of 2017. Early week storms and mild temperatures will give way to much colder weather by the end of the week.

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New Date: Suspect in Jackie Warpoole, Jr. Murder Set for Trial in 2017
New Date: Suspect in Jackie Warpoole, Jr. Murder Set for Trial in 2017

Murder suspect Domonique Covington was originally set to appear in court this past September, but that date was changed to 2017.

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100K Powerball Winner in Smyrna
100K Powerball Winner in Smyrna

A Smyrna player of the Tennessee Lottery is 100-thousand dollars richer.

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First Look at Smyrna T-CAT
First Look at Smyrna T-CAT

NewsRadio WGNS was the first media outlet to get a tour of the new, state-of-the-art, Smyrna Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus, better known as T-CAT.

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Investigated:
Investigated: "Inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School on social media

School Resource Officers identified and are now talking with a student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School Tuesday night on social media, an SRO captain said.

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Local man charged with 3 counts of rape to face trial in December
Local man charged with 3 counts of rape to face trial in December

Police made the arrest after the charges were handed down by the December 2015 Grand Jury.

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Local Fire Crews Help Battle Smokies Wildfire
Local Fire Crews Help Battle Smokies Wildfire

More now on Rutherford County's help to battle wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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Smyrna Police are seeking help from the public after a recent theft
Smyrna Police are seeking help from the public after a recent theft

After taking the wallet she went to the Lowes on Genie Lane in Smyrna and purchased $684.00 worth of tile and flooring using a stolen credit card.

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Sam Davis a Hero Remembered November 18-27, 2016
Sam Davis a Hero Remembered November 18-27, 2016

The historic Sam Davis home and plantation will host their "Sam Davis a Hero Remembered" event November 18th through November 27th.

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Hidden Camera in Bathroom of Smyrna Business
Hidden Camera in Bathroom of Smyrna Business

A Smyrna business owner has been arrested and charged with photographing in violation of privacy and observation without consent.

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Smyrna School Bus Crash Sends Victims to Hospital
Smyrna School Bus Crash Sends Victims to Hospital

Eight to 10 students and the driver of bus number 58 were taken to the hospital after being involved in an accident around 7:45 during Monday (10/24/2016) morning's rush hour.

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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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Gregg Hawkins Murder: Family Wants Justice
Gregg Hawkins Murder: Family Wants Justice

An emotional plea for answers in the murder of Gregg Hawkins. It's been almost a year since he was fatally shot at the Mona Boat Ramp just outside Smyrna.

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Rutherford County Suspect Allegedly had 25+ Child Porn Images
Rutherford County Suspect Allegedly had 25+ Child Porn Images

Reports indicate that when he learned that he was under the eye of law enforcement, he tampered with or destroyed evidence

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Forum to feature Smyrna Town Council Candidates
Forum to feature Smyrna Town Council Candidates

Seven candidates are competing for three seats on the Smyrna Town Council. All are confirmed to be in attendance. Candidates will introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

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Secretary of State Visits Motlow to Promote Voting
Secretary of State Visits Motlow to Promote Voting

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett went back to school. He recently visited the Smyrna campus of Motlow State Community College.

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National Public Natural Gas Week - Smyrna Natural Gas
National Public Natural Gas Week - Smyrna Natural Gas

Smyrna Natural Gas will observe the national Public Natural Gas Week from October 2 to 8.

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State Representative Mike Sparks Awarded Top Conservative Honors
State Representative Mike Sparks Awarded Top Conservative Honors

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, this week announced that State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) is among those legislators recently honored with the Conservative Union's prestigious "most conservative" award.

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Free workshop set for October 18 at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Rutherford County
Free workshop set for October 18 at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Rutherford County

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center will host a free Look Good Feel Better® workshop on October 18 for female cancer patients in Rutherford and surrounding counties in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Meetings, public hearings set to decide Rocky Fork Middle School zone lines
Meetings, public hearings set to decide Rocky Fork Middle School zone lines

Rutherford County Schools will open its next school, Rocky Fork Middle School, in less than a year -- August 2017. The much-needed middle school in Smyrna will help relieve overcrowding at Rocks Springs Middle School, Smyrna Middle School and Stewarts Creek Middle School.

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Morrell Announces Re-election Bid for Smyrna Town Council
Morrell Announces Re-election Bid for Smyrna Town Council

Announcing his bid for a third term today, Smyrna Town Council Member Tim Morrell said he wants to continue his work toward improving the quality of life for his fellow residents.

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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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Remembering Brandon Brewer
Remembering Brandon Brewer

Christopher Brewer of Smyrna made quite a name for himself during his short life. The 24-year old passed away last week, but was remembered Monday for his fight.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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New Doctor at StoneCrest in Smyrna, TN
New Doctor at StoneCrest in Smyrna, TN

Dr. Eitan Friedman, interventional cardiologist, is now part of the Centennial Heart office at StoneCrest in Smyrna, Tennessee.

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Sex Offender Arrested after Enrolling at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna
Sex Offender Arrested after Enrolling at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna

The reason the subject was on the sex offender registry dates back to the 1980's.

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Smyrna Man says he Did Not Mean to Kill the Victim
Smyrna Man says he Did Not Mean to Kill the Victim

Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told Smyrna Police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.

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Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Due in Court This Month
Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Due in Court This Month

According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton's scooter for approximately one quarter of a mile before the driver stopped, got out and removed the wreckage from underneath the vehicle.

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Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge
Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge

Lisa Eischeid beats eight other opponents to become the new General Sessions Judge, Part Four.

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Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race
Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race

State Representative Mike Sparks easily won the Republican nomination in the state House District 49 race. This despite what he calls negative print media coverage.

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Interviews from Election Night Coverage
Interviews from Election Night Coverage

We have 11 election night interviews you can listen back to from the coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election
Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election

Voter turnout for the August 4th state and federal primary and city/county general election was a dismal 5.86%.

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PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage
PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage

We caught up with many folks during our election coverage. Check out the photos here.

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DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District
DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District

Republican U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais has won re-nomination to another two year term.

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Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race
Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race

Tim Rudd won the approval of Republicans in State House District 34 in a race to determine who replaces Representative Rick Womick.

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Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes
Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes

It was a race to the wire for a Rutherford County Road Board seat. Doug Bodary defeated incumbent Randal "Bubba" Jones by just 39 votes.

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Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board
Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board

Incumbent Jeff Jordan has won election to the Rutherford County School Board, after being appointed to the position two years ago.

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Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council
Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council

Despite an uncontested race for Murfreesboro City Council, there will be a new face on the governing body.

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Four Elected to City School Board
Four Elected to City School Board

Five candidates ran for four seats on the Murfreesboro City School Board. Incumbent chairman of the board Butch Campbell was the top vote getter.

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Women luring men to Smyrna hotel room for robbery set-up
Women luring men to Smyrna hotel room for robbery set-up

On July 4th, an armed robbery occurred at the LaQuinta Inn in Smyrna. Smyrna Police say that two women lured the victims to a room at the hotel.

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UPDATE: Fatal Truck Vs. Scooter Accident in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Fatal Truck Vs. Scooter Accident in Rutherford County

According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton's scooter for approximately one quarter of a mile before the driver stopped, got out and removed the wreckage from underneath the vehicle.

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Former Murfreesboro man arrested in Wilson County for child rape
Former Murfreesboro man arrested in Wilson County for child rape

In neighboring Wilson County, Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a former Murfreesboro man for multiple counts of aggravated sexual charges against a minor.

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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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Schneider Electric to consolidate Smyrna Office with Move to Franklin, TN
Schneider Electric to consolidate Smyrna Office with Move to Franklin, TN

Schneider Electric will consolidate its existing Middle Tennessee operations in Davidson and Rutherford counties to Williamson County. Schneider will not only create 250 new jobs, but also retain existing jobs to total more than 1,100 jobs.

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81 To file plea in Rutherford County for Sexual Battery of a Child Charges This Month
81 To file plea in Rutherford County for Sexual Battery of a Child Charges This Month

An 81 year old man who was charged with the sexual battery of a child under the age of 13 will appear in court to file a plea on July 28, 2016. ..

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Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee
Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee

A new proposal from the 3-Star Healthy Task Force is looking at ways to help people's health care in Tennessee.

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StoneCrest Medical Center Promotes Fireworks Safety
StoneCrest Medical Center Promotes Fireworks Safety

About 7,000 people in the United States will go to the ER with fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July holiday. This Independence Day, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna encourages you to prevent fireworks accidents by practicing common sense and following basic safety rules.

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Smyrna Man Reports Assault then Arrested
Smyrna Man Reports Assault then Arrested

A 20-year old Smyrna man who was reportedly assaulted winds up in jail himself. Murfreesboro Police Officer Derrick Bush reports Adam Pickle of Shirley Road was assaulted at gun point outside Advance Financial on Old Fort Parkway.

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Smyrna Man Arrested in Kentucky Trying to Elude Authorities
Smyrna Man Arrested in Kentucky Trying to Elude Authorities

A 23-year old Smyrna man has been arrested in Kentucky, trying to elude authorities on a bike. Kentucky State Police report Hysen Krqeli passed a state trooper in Christian County Saturday night around 8:30, reportedly going over 100 miles per hour.

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Smyrna man killed in auto accident Monday
Smyrna man killed in auto accident Monday

A single-vehicle crash Monday (6/20/16) afternoon on Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville claimed the life of a Smyrna, TN man. Deceased is 29 year old Joshua Abendroth.

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Rep. Sparks Hosts Job Fair Thursday
Rep. Sparks Hosts Job Fair Thursday

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) along with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will host a job fair this Thursday. It will be held from 10am until 2pm at Grace Church in La Vergne (108 Stones River Road).

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A Year of Recognition for Stewarts Creek High School Fine Arts Students
A Year of Recognition for Stewarts Creek High School Fine Arts Students

Stewarts Creek Red Hawks are soaring into summer with honors and awards tucked under their wings. The Fine Arts faculty at Stewarts Creek High School set the bar high when the school opened three years ago.

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Stewarts Creek High School Students Attend Governor's School
Stewarts Creek High School Students Attend Governor's School

The Stewarts Creek High School Fine Arts Department strives to excel in all areas of the arts. The faculty's commitment to excellence in not only group presentation but individual growth has been recognized by the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

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Smyrna Police Arrest Homicide Suspect
Smyrna Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Smyrna Police have made an arrest in a weekend fatal shooting. It happened on St. Francis Street Saturday after what police say was an argument between the suspect and victim.

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Seminar about Skin Cancer Dangers at StoneCrest in Smyrna
Seminar about Skin Cancer Dangers at StoneCrest in Smyrna

Melanoma is by far the deadliest form of skin cancer (causing more than 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths)...

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Smyrna Man to file plea in Civil rights intimidation Case
Smyrna Man to file plea in Civil rights intimidation Case

The suspect was charged with Civil rights intimidation after allegedly waiting outside of an apartment for hours and once the resident exited the apartment, the victim was assaulted.

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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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2016 Independence Day Celebration in Smyrna, TN
2016 Independence Day Celebration in Smyrna, TN

This year's event is dedicated to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Marine Captain Jeff Kuss for his service and sacrifice.

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Paintball Splashes Smyrna
Paintball Splashes Smyrna

2,000 paintball players and enthusiasts from around the world are traveling to Smyrna this June to compete in one of the world's largest paintball events!

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Town of Smyrna forms committee to honor Captain Kuss, the Blue Angel Killed on June 2nd
Town of Smyrna forms committee to honor Captain Kuss, the Blue Angel Killed on June 2nd

A committee has been established to determine an appropriate way to honor Captain Kuss and will meet the week of June 27th.

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UPDATE: Names released in Memorial Day Weekend 4 Person Fatality Accident on I-24
UPDATE: Names released in Memorial Day Weekend 4 Person Fatality Accident on I-24

WGNS has more news on a four person traffic fatality that occurred on May 28th. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in the accident that happened on I-24 in Smyrna.

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Smyrna resident arrested for Nashville Murder
Smyrna resident arrested for Nashville Murder

Shatara Evette Jones, 25, of Rock Springs Road in Smyrna, accused of shooting and killing a 14 year old in Nashville.

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Mother who was charged with Truancy after taking her special needs son out of school is now looking forward to next year
Mother who was charged with Truancy after taking her special needs son out of school is now looking forward to next year

You may recall the story that WGNS brought you a couple of weeks ago involving the mother of an autistic teenager who took her son out of school due to problems he was having in the classroom. Wendy Walton was later charged with truancy due to her keeping her son Spencer at home.

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Can you help Smyrna Police with a robbery case?
Can you help Smyrna Police with a robbery case?

Sergeant Bobby Gibson told WGNS that a 56 year old woman was walking through a breezeway at the Verandas apartment complex when a black male between the ages of 18 and 25, wearing dark baggy blue jeans and a white sweatshirt knocked her to the ground.

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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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Town of Smyrna Recognizes National Nurses Week
Town of Smyrna Recognizes National Nurses Week

The town of Smyrna and TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center joined the ANA in celebrating a Culture of Safety, as apart of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6-12, every year.

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Nashville Crash Claims the Life of Smyrna Man
Nashville Crash Claims the Life of Smyrna Man

A Smyrna man has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a crash on I-24 in Nashville.

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Smyrna on Best Place to Retire List
Smyrna on Best Place to Retire List

The Town of Smyrna has been named one of the Best Places to Retire 2016 by Forbes.

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Smyrna Among Best Places to Retire in the Country
Smyrna Among Best Places to Retire in the Country

Smyrna makes a popular list of the best places in the country to retire. Check out what the experts have to say!

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Two-Year Old Accidentally Shoots Herself
Two-Year Old Accidentally Shoots Herself

A two-year old Smyrna girl was injured in an accidental shooting. The Smyrna Police Department reports they responded to the call just before 11 Saturday morning at a home on Snowbird Drive.

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UPDATE: Mother of Autistic Rutherford County Child Charged with Truancy Appears in Court
UPDATE: Mother of Autistic Rutherford County Child Charged with Truancy Appears in Court

Wendy Walton, the mother of an autistic teen named Spencer, took her son out of Stewerts Creek High School due to problems she said her son was having. The mother was later charged on April 11, 2016 with truancy for removing her son.

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The Music City Open Paintball Tournament will return to Smyrna
The Music City Open Paintball Tournament will return to Smyrna

There will be more than 100 teams traveling from all over the country as far away as Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Illinois to play in this division paintball tournament.

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Mother who says she withdrew her autistic son from school due to him being injured has court date
Mother who says she withdrew her autistic son from school due to him being injured has court date

"The law says Spencer is afforded a free education which includes a safe educational environment," said Walton.

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Public Open House Thursday, May 12 for Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Study
Public Open House Thursday, May 12 for Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Study

A public open house, to hear from Smyrna citizens, business owners and community leaders their ideas for revitalizing a three-mile stretch of Lowry Street, is set for Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Smyrna Town Centre at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East.

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10-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace
10-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace

April 24th the 10th year anniversary since the disappearance of 2 year old Analyce Guerra from Smyrna. Her body was later found in Murfreesboro in 2008.

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Line Up Announced for Air Show in Smyrna
Line Up Announced for Air Show in Smyrna

The Great Tennessee Air Show announced its complete lineup for the 2016 show happening Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport.

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Three Local Teens Arrested in Two Pizza Delivery Driver Robberies
Three Local Teens Arrested in Two Pizza Delivery Driver Robberies

Two 18 year old Murfreesboro men and one 18-year old female have been accused of two recent pizza delivery driver robberies.

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Three Drivers License, Sobriety and Seat Belt Checkpoints in Rutherford County THIS  Friday
Three Drivers License, Sobriety and Seat Belt Checkpoints in Rutherford County THIS Friday

The Highway Patrol has two upcoming checkpoints this Friday (April 8th) in Rutherford County.

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Veteran-turned-writer separates fact from fiction in April 14 address
Veteran-turned-writer separates fact from fiction in April 14 address

A retired U.S. Marine who turned his military career into critically acclaimed literature will share his experiences at MTSU.

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Special Murder Mystery and Dinner at the Smyrna Train Depot
Special Murder Mystery and Dinner at the Smyrna Train Depot

Local resident Danny Wells told WGNS that another play is coming to the historic train depot on Front Street in Smyrna.

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PrepareAthon in Smyrna on Friday, April 8, 2016
PrepareAthon in Smyrna on Friday, April 8, 2016

On April 8th, the Town of Smyrna will participate in its second PrepareAthon Event! PrepareAthon 2016 will help citizens' families, work places, schools, houses of worship and community organizations take the steps needed to be prepared in the event of a tornado and/or flood disaster.

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Motlow State Community College campuses in Fayetteville, McMinnville, Moore County and Smyrna will host separate Autism Awareness Walk events on Monday, Apr. 4.

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UPDATE: Investigation into the 2015 murder of Gregg Hawkins continues
UPDATE: Investigation into the 2015 murder of Gregg Hawkins continues

Gregg's brother Darren said that October 16th changed the life of his family and more specifically, their parents (16 sec)...

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Steel Technologies will invest $18 million in Smyrna, TN
Steel Technologies will invest $18 million in Smyrna, TN

Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.

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UPDATE: Shooting in Smyrna Early Thursday Morning
UPDATE: Shooting in Smyrna Early Thursday Morning

Smyrna Police have released a photo of the suspect accused of shooting another man in the face. Authorities say at approximately 12:40 Thursday morning, they responded to a shooting at the Singh Bar and Restaurant at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane.

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UPDATE: Police Pursuit in Smyrna Ends in Deadly Crash
UPDATE: Police Pursuit in Smyrna Ends in Deadly Crash

A Smyrna teen is dead and others hurt after a single vehicle crash, which ended a police pursuit.

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Murfreesboro and Smyrna Top List of Best Places to Live in Tennessee
Murfreesboro and Smyrna Top List of Best Places to Live in Tennessee

Tennessee's top two most affordable cities are in Rutherford County, according to website Livability.com.

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StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna Designated Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care
StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna Designated Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced that StoneCrest Medical Center has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation...

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Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning
Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning

Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...

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Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman
Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman

Middle Tennessee residents are being asked by the police department in Nashville to be on the lookout for a subject who sexually assaulted a female on March 14, 2016.

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Motlow State Smyrna Book Drive
Motlow State Smyrna Book Drive

Motlow State Community College students, faculty and staff from the Smyrna campus recently participated in the collection and delivery of books in support of the International Book Project (IBP).

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Handgun Found in Student's Backpack at Stewarts Creek High
Handgun Found in Student's Backpack at Stewarts Creek High

A tip from a student led to the search of another student at Stewarts Creek High School. Law enforcement and school administration found a loaded handgun in the student's back pack Thursday morning.

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Smyrna man arrested after allegedly leading authorities on chase between Manchester and Murfreesboro
Smyrna man arrested after allegedly leading authorities on chase between Manchester and Murfreesboro

he warrant says that not only did he endanger the life of himself, his passenger and two dogs, but he endangered the safety of pursuing officers and unsuspecting motorists by changing lanes abruptly and improperly at a high rate of speed...

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New Chief Operating Officer at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna
New Chief Operating Officer at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna

Sean Patterson assumes the role of chief operating officer for TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna effective Monday.

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Smyrna Police Asking for Public Assistance in Counterfeit Case
Smyrna Police Asking for Public Assistance in Counterfeit Case

Smyrna Police are looking for two suspects who passed counterfeit $50 dollar bills at Walmart this past January.

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Town of Smyrna and Ragan-Smith Launch Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Study
Town of Smyrna and Ragan-Smith Launch Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Study

Market research will be a central focus of the study, including land use, transportation, infrastructure, natural resource and character analysis.

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Missing Person in Rutherford County
Missing Person in Rutherford County

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Smyrna Police took a missing person's report regarding Brianna Marie Engle.

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US Air Force Picks Great Tennessee Air Show to Host F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, June 4 & 5
US Air Force Picks Great Tennessee Air Show to Host F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, June 4 & 5

The United States Air Force has selected the Great Tennessee Air Show as one of only 23 events in North America to host the most sought after Tactical Demonstration Team in the country, the F-22 Raptor.

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Special play at the Historic Smyrna Train Depot
Special play at the Historic Smyrna Train Depot

A Christian based drama group will feature a play in the old Smyrna Train Depot over the next two weekends. The group is called "Consider This."

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UPDATE: The case involving the 2013 murder of a Smyrna man parked on the side of I-24 will head to trial
UPDATE: The case involving the 2013 murder of a Smyrna man parked on the side of I-24 will head to trial

WGNS News has an update on the 2013 murder of 47-year old Jackie Warpoole, Jr. of Smyrna.

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Middle TN Oral and Implant Surgery's Dr. Mark Hardison opens a new community focused office
Middle TN Oral and Implant Surgery's Dr. Mark Hardison opens a new community focused office

On February 15th, 2016, Dr. Mark Hardison adds a Smyrna location to his existing practice in Murfreesboro, TN.

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StoneCrest in Smyrna goes RED on Friday
StoneCrest in Smyrna goes RED on Friday

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center / StoneCrest will join the American Heart Association to raise awareness about women and heart disease by lighting the hospital red leading up to National Wear Red Day® on Friday, Friday 5, 2016.

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

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

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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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Siegel Middle presented Victory-Bratcher First Aid Emergency Responder Bag
Siegel Middle presented Victory-Bratcher First Aid Emergency Responder Bag

Siegel Middle School, in Rutherford County Tenn., was one of the first to receive a new Victory-Bratcher First Aid Emergency Responder Bag from TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center on January 11, 2016.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Smyrna Police Dept. offer Citizens Police Academies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Smyrna Police Dept. offer Citizens Police Academies

Sign up now for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy and the Smyrna Police Academy.

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UPDATE on Smyrna Robbery / Shooting Incident
UPDATE on Smyrna Robbery / Shooting Incident

We have more news on the previously reported armed robbery that was allegedly committed by Glenn Roby and Adrin Ohaekwe in Smyrna.

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Smyrna robbery case continues as Nashville Police look into the death of one of two suspects
Smyrna robbery case continues as Nashville Police look into the death of one of two suspects

The death of Ohaekwe is now being investigated by Metro Nashville Police.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Registered Sex Offender with Violent Tendencies
Smyrna Police Looking for Registered Sex Offender with Violent Tendencies

Smyrna Police are searching for a suspect, seen recently in town, who is on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and has violent tendencies.

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Rutherford Co. Spared as TN Twisters Leave Death and Destruction
Rutherford Co. Spared as TN Twisters Leave Death and Destruction

Severe thunderstorms have led to a state of emergency in Tennessee. Tornadoes left behind damage in southern Middle Tennessee, but Rutherford County was one of the lucky areas.

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New $40 Million Nissan Facility to Open in 2017
New $40 Million Nissan Facility to Open in 2017

State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna said, "This center represents the largest single Investment to the Town of Smyrna since the inception of the Nissan Assembly Plant.

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Big Turnout for Smyrna Parade; Rutherford County Parade This Coming Sunday
Big Turnout for Smyrna Parade; Rutherford County Parade This Coming Sunday

It was the 41st time Smyrna celebrated Christmas with a parade. The theme of Sunday's parade was "Miracle on Lowery Street."

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North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away
North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away

North Rutherford County businessman Tim Tomlin has passed away after battling cancer.

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New cancer treatment technology in Smyrna, Tennessee
New cancer treatment technology in Smyrna, Tennessee

In a promising development for cancer patients in Middle Tennessee, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at TriStar StoneCrest shared through a ribbon cutting event its new TrueBeam system, an innovative system that enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiation therapy.

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StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna debuts new technology for Middle Tennessee Area in Fight on Cancer
StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna debuts new technology for Middle Tennessee Area in Fight on Cancer

In a promising development for cancer patients in Middle Tennessee, the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center announced that it has acquired the TrueBeam system...

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IRS Scam Suspects Sought by Smyrna Police
IRS Scam Suspects Sought by Smyrna Police

Smyrna Police are asking for your help in finding two suspects, who are alleged to be running an IRS scam.

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Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony
Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony

The official Christmas tree for the town of Smyrna goes up on Tuesday.

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Portion of West Jefferson Pike to be Named in Honor of Lifelong Resident
Portion of West Jefferson Pike to be Named in Honor of Lifelong Resident

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna, 49th District) and State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro, 13th District) announced that a portion of West Jefferson Pike in Smyrna will be named in honor of lifelong Smyrna resident Ernie Johns on Saturday...

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Groundbreaking for new John Colemon school set for Thursday
Groundbreaking for new John Colemon school set for Thursday

One of the oldest and most overcrowded schools in Rutherford County will soon be replaced by a new facility.

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Upcoming Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Upcoming Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning another driver's license checkpoint. The next event will be in Smyrna....

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Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete Grows even More
Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete Grows even More

Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC a concrete manufacturer, announced the acquisition of seven concrete plants from South Pittsburg (TN) based Sequatchie Concrete Services.

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New Doctor at StoneCrest in Smyrna, TN
New Doctor at StoneCrest in Smyrna, TN

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is pleased to welcome General Willie V. Melvin, III, M.D., F.A.C.S., board- certified general surgeon, to its medical staff.

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TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, earned an A in national ratings
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, earned an A in national ratings

An announcement released nationally this week by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

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UPDATE: Bicyclist hit and killed by a Corvette in Murfreesboro - Names released
UPDATE: Bicyclist hit and killed by a Corvette in Murfreesboro - Names released

37-Year old bicyclist Chad R. Simons died after being struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette being driven by 47-year old Kevin Howard Griffin.

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Franklin Synergy Bank ROBBED in Smyrna
Franklin Synergy Bank ROBBED in Smyrna

Smyrna Police are looking for a bank robbery suspect. Bobby Gibson with Smyrna Police tells NewsRadio WGNS a black male suspect entered the Franklin Synergy Bank on Sam Ridley Parkway Friday.

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

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

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Credit Card Skimmers in Smyrna, TN
Credit Card Skimmers in Smyrna, TN

The Smyrna Police Department warns local residents in Rutherford County about credit card skimmers.

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Patriot Day 5K in Smyrna
Patriot Day 5K in Smyrna

Join the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee (EANGTN) & the National Guard Association of Tennessee (NGATN) in honoring our State and Nation's Service Members, currently serving and past served, by participating in the First Annual Patriot Dash 5K!

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ATM / Fuel Pump Skimming Devices Being Used in Smyrna
ATM / Fuel Pump Skimming Devices Being Used in Smyrna

Smyrna Police report a spike in activity in the use of ATM and Fuel Pump Skimming devices.

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Smyrna Millionaire Walking Around
Smyrna Millionaire Walking Around

A winning $2 million Powerball ticket was sold in Smyrna.

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Motlow College will present Tres Vidas in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
Motlow College will present Tres Vidas in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

The show is being sponsored by the Student Affairs division and co-hosted by the Office of Campus and Student Relations and the Smyrna Center.

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Murfreesboro VA to host special event in Smyrna, TN
Murfreesboro VA to host special event in Smyrna, TN

There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department's POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009.

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Smyrna woman who conspired to kill her step dad / husband ask for post conviction relief
Smyrna woman who conspired to kill her step dad / husband ask for post conviction relief

A woman who conspired in the murder of her step father and later husband in 1999 in Murfreesboro has filed for post-conviction relief asking for a DNA analysis of evidence.

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2016 Town of Smyrna Special Census
2016 Town of Smyrna Special Census

City official says during the last official census in 2010, the population was set at 39,974. However, based on new housing permits and utility hookups since that time, they believe that they have many more residents.

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Thefts from Rutherford County Recreational Areas
Thefts from Rutherford County Recreational Areas

Firearms, purses and laptop computers are being stolen from vehicles at recreational areas and homes throughout Rutherford County, sheriff's detectives said.

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Smyrna man arrested in Coffee County
Smyrna man arrested in Coffee County

The man was stopped by a deputy for a traffic violation after Coffee County Investigator James Sherrill observed Kelnhofer texting and driving erratic.

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Motlow College in Smyrna eyes a huge increase in enrollment
Motlow College in Smyrna eyes a huge increase in enrollment

Fueled by an astonishing 60 percent increase at the Smyrna Center, Motlow College began the first week of fall 2015 classes as the fastest growing college in the state of Tennessee.

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Smyrna Police looking for counterfeit suspect
Smyrna Police looking for counterfeit suspect

A white female went into Target in Smyrna and purchased a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Vehicle occupants said to be shooting at each other in Smyrna
Vehicle occupants said to be shooting at each other in Smyrna

The occupants of the vehicles were said to be shooting at each other (reasons unknown at this time). Smyrna patrol officers did intercept one of the vehicles and both occupants are currently in custody.

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UPDATE: Woman accused of striking teen with car to head to court in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Woman accused of striking teen with car to head to court in Murfreesboro

"When officers arrived they found the victim, a 15 year old female, lying in the grass with obvious injuries. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1994 Subaru Legacy driven by Beth Lynn Uhrine, 32 years of age from Smyrna, struck the pedestrian. The juvenile pedestrian was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital.""

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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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Night Out Against Crime Another Success
Night Out Against Crime Another Success

Night Out Against Crime was another huge success in Rutherford County. Events were held last (Tuesday) night in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne. We caught up with folks having fun at Sports*Com on Memorial.

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LaVergne Man arrested in Smyrna for Strangling and Kidnapping girlfriend
LaVergne Man arrested in Smyrna for Strangling and Kidnapping girlfriend

A LaVergne man has been arrested after he allegedly strangled and kidnapped his girlfriend.

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Smyrna youth forced to stop playing sports
Smyrna youth forced to stop playing sports

For 13 years, Smyrna High School (SHS) student Collier Nodine, now 15, was an athlete. If there was a sport to be played, he was doing it.

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Amateur Radio Club's to hold  Field Day exercise at the StoneCrest Hospital in Smyrna
Amateur Radio Club's to hold Field Day exercise at the StoneCrest Hospital in Smyrna

On June 27th and 28th 2015 (Saturday and Sunday) the Stones River Amateur Radio Club and the Rutherford County Amateur Radio Emergency Services will hold their annual Field Day exercise at the StoneCrest Hospital in Smyrna.

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Man charged with his 4th
Man charged with his 4th "Driving on Suspended License" charge and DUI in Murfreesboro

For the fourth time, a Smyrna man has been charged with "Driving on a Suspended License." 32-Year old Ryan Lee White was pulled over after a Murfreesboro Police Officer driving down Northfield Boulevard...

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Dr. Ronald 'Junior' Nelson Opens Dermatology Practice in Smyrna
Dr. Ronald 'Junior' Nelson Opens Dermatology Practice in Smyrna

"Since opening Stones River Dermatology in the Murfreesboro Gateway in 2010, we've expanded to north Rutherford County to provide a more convenient location to our patients. Our new office is perfectly situated just off I-24, overlooking StoneCrest.

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Attempted murder suspect in Smyrna captured Thursday night
Attempted murder suspect in Smyrna captured Thursday night

An attempted murder suspect, who had been wanted after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Thursday evening, has been taken into custody.

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Suspect in DUI Hit and Run case arrested
Suspect in DUI Hit and Run case arrested

A man who was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident in Murfreesboro was stopped by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. When Murfreesboro Police arrived on the scene, the suspect was already detained and sitting next to the Sheriff's Department Patrol vehicle.

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Smyrna Home Invasion Suspect claiming to be a cop on the run
Smyrna Home Invasion Suspect claiming to be a cop on the run

In July of 2014, two white males armed with handguns forced entry into a Smyrna residence. Once inside, the two men claimed to be undercover police officers.

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Annual celebration honors emergency medical services personnel
Annual celebration honors emergency medical services personnel

"The dedicated men and women of our local emergency medical services are our front-line partners in providing life-saving care for our community," said Elaine Minton, director of emergency services at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn.

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Miss Tennessee to be at Stewarts Creek Middle School on May 16th
Miss Tennessee to be at Stewarts Creek Middle School on May 16th

The highlight of the evening will be a guest appearance from reigning Miss Tennessee, Hayley Lewis. Lewis will perform three songs at the pageant, including the song she sang at the recent Miss America pageant, plus she will sign autographs during intermission of the show.

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LIVE Music and Lunch at the Smyrna Senior Center May 6th
LIVE Music and Lunch at the Smyrna Senior Center May 6th

There will be a luncheon for the community with "LIVE" entertainment provided by Eddie K, who is the keyboardist/band leader for Montgomery Gentry.

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New Chief Financial Officer at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
New Chief Financial Officer at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

"Trey brings with him a comprehensive and strategic financial perspective that will support TriStar StoneCrest as we continue expanding our clinical capabilities to meet the growing needs of our community," said Louis Caputo, CEO of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn.

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Smyrna continues to grow - police are busy
Smyrna continues to grow - police are busy

In March, Smyrna Dispatch received over 5,200 calls. Some of the more serious calls that came in dealt with one rape, one robbery and thirty six burglary calls.

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Nissan in Smyrna and Decherd to produce the NEW Maxima
Nissan in Smyrna and Decherd to produce the NEW Maxima

Nissan will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant, creating more than 1,000 new jobs...

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Smyrna receives low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement
Smyrna receives low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement

The Town of Smyrna is one of five communities across the state to receive low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

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AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach
AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach

Two-time state champion girls basketball coach Bud Brandon has been named the next head coach of the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs. Bryan Barrett talks to the new coach.

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AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach
AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach

Two-time state champion girls basketball coach Bud Brandon has been named the next head coach of the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs. Bryan Barrett talks to the new coach.

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Smyrna Police taking part in
Smyrna Police taking part in "Pinwheels for Prevention" campaign to fight child abuse

The Smyrna Police Dept. is taking part in the Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee's (PCAT's) Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign by planting a pinwheel garden in honor of the happy, healthy childhood all children deserve.

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THIS FRIDAY: Sobriety checkpoint in memory of child hit by alleged intoxicated driver
THIS FRIDAY: Sobriety checkpoint in memory of child hit by alleged intoxicated driver

Lascassas parents Norbert and Sondra Braunwalder wondered how they would memorialize their 13-year-old son, Clifton, on the first anniversary of his death. Now they know...

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April 10th Sobriety Checkpoint on John Bragg Hwy in memory of teen killed on I-24 in Smyrna
April 10th Sobriety Checkpoint on John Bragg Hwy in memory of teen killed on I-24 in Smyrna

We have more information on a sobriety checkpoint set for April 10th in Rutherford County. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office told WGNS on Thursday that the checkpoint is in memory of Clifton Braunwalder, the Murfreesboro Boy Scout who was changing the flat tire on his mother's car last April,

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Dead body found in Percy Priest Lake
Dead body found in Percy Priest Lake

The deceased was found in the Nashville portion of the lake in the area of Hobson Pike.

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Father Daughter Dance on April 11 in Rutherford County
Father Daughter Dance on April 11 in Rutherford County

A chance for you to spend some one on one time with your daughter is coming up in Smyrna. Dan Epright with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Citizens' Academy Alumni Association stated...

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UPDATE: Smyrna Kings Crest Apartments Shooting; Suspect Sought
UPDATE: Smyrna Kings Crest Apartments Shooting; Suspect Sought

Smyrna Police continue to investigate a weekend shooting at Kings Crest Apartments. Sergeant Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS they have issued active warrants for John Jeff Hicks.

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Motlow PTK chapter earns Awards
Motlow PTK chapter earns Awards

The Alpha Xi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Motlow College recently received awards and had members elected as officers at the PTK regional convention at Columbia State Community College.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Burglary Suspect
Smyrna Police Looking for Burglary Suspect

Smyrna Police are looking for a man thought to be involved in several burglaries in the Smyrna area. Police spokesman Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS last Tuesday, the suspects stole credit cards and attempted to fraudulently use the cards in Columbia and Shelbyville.

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Smyrna resident who is a Coffee County Coach, wrecked on I-24
Smyrna resident who is a Coffee County Coach, wrecked on I-24

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol the 45 year-old Horn, who is from Smyrna, TN merged into the right lane and continued to the right and exited the roadway.

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UPDATE: Shooting suspect in Smyrna arrested
UPDATE: Shooting suspect in Smyrna arrested

Looking back to what sent the suspect into possible hiding, on January 18, repo agents working for Madison Imports attempted to repossess....

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Smyrna Family Seeks to Adopt, Fundraiser Saturday
Smyrna Family Seeks to Adopt, Fundraiser Saturday

A Smyrna family is seeking to adopt a child and need the communities help. Jimmy and Pamela Barrett have been approved by an accredited Christian adoption agency and are awaiting placement of a newborn baby.

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BP Gas Station Robbed - Do you recognize this person?
BP Gas Station Robbed - Do you recognize this person?

On Saturday January 17, 2015 at approximately 1:20 in the afternoon, the BP gas station at 251 North Lowry Street in Smyrna was robbed.

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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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Several Smyrna High Students to be Tested for Tuberculosis
Several Smyrna High Students to be Tested for Tuberculosis

In a follow-up to a story we brought you earlier this week about a case of tuberculosis at Smyrna High School. State health officials report they'll be testing about 100 students and staff on Monday.

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Yates Services Accepting Resumes for Nissan
Yates Services Accepting Resumes for Nissan

Yates Services is hosting a job fair for Nissan's Vehicle Assembly and Electric Vehicle Battery Plant manufacturing facilities in Smyrna.

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Cold Weather: Energy Usage
Cold Weather: Energy Usage

On cue, Mother Nature throws Rutherford County into the deep freeze. Temperatures aren't expected to get above freezing again until Friday afternoon. Murfreesboro Electric spokeswoman Amy Byers says your heating unit is working overtime.

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$60K Jewelry Burglary at Smyrna K-Mart
$60K Jewelry Burglary at Smyrna K-Mart

Smyrna Police are looking for a burglary suspect. Spokesman Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS they're looking for a suspect who stole about 60-thousand dollars in jewelry from Kmart in Smyrna.

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Bradyville Pike Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Bradyville Pike Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A Bradyville Pike man is in jail facing numerous drug charges, including introducing contraband in jail. Twenty-five year old Coryokis Scruggs was arrested last Friday after Murfreesboro Police executed a search warrant.

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Tuberculosis Case at Smyrna High School
Tuberculosis Case at Smyrna High School

Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.

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The annual Snow Ball New Year's Eve event in Smyrna is nearing
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$6,000 Reward being offered in Smyrna Murder
$6,000 Reward being offered in Smyrna Murder

On Thursday morning, the Smyrna Police Department announced that there is a $6,000 reward available for information on the August 7th, 2014 murder of Danny Wright.

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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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Christmas Nativity Scene at Smyrna's Parkway Baptist Fri & Sat

Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church's live Christmas Nativity Scene is Friday and Saturday this week.

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Motlow College Smyrna Center hosting care package drive for the homeless
Motlow College Smyrna Center hosting care package drive for the homeless

The Motlow College Smyrna Center is hosting a care-package drive for the homeless now until Dec. 18, according to Estelle Davis, secretary at the Smyrna Center.

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Technology Training Center Groundbreaking in Smyrna
Technology Training Center Groundbreaking in Smyrna

Several government officials and business leaders dug the first dirt on the site of a new technology training center in Smyrna.

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GOOD NEWS: Nissan and Education Expands in Smyrna, TN
GOOD NEWS: Nissan and Education Expands in Smyrna, TN

Good news for Smyrna. The ground breaking ceremony for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Nissan Training Center will be the focus...

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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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40th Annual Christmas Parade in Smyrna this Sunday
40th Annual Christmas Parade in Smyrna this Sunday

As a part of its tradition, on Sunday, December 7th, the Town of Smyrna will celebrate the holiday season with its 40th annual Christmas Parade.

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Smyrna Teacher Suspended

A teacher in Smyrna is said to be in hot water. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Theft suspect in Smyrna K-Mart heist on the run - Have you seen him in Murfreesboro?
Theft suspect in Smyrna K-Mart heist on the run - Have you seen him in Murfreesboro?

Cody Michael Jones has since been identified, but not arrested in relation to the theft. Authorities say he is on the run.

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Murder suspect in Rutherford County will NOT receive a reduced sentence
Murder suspect in Rutherford County will NOT receive a reduced sentence

A man who plead guilty to second degree murder and attempted first degree murder before Judge David Bragg in Rutherford County wants to be heard again.

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Massage business in Smyrna padlocked shut
Massage business in Smyrna padlocked shut

TBI agents received assistance from the Smyrna Police Department...

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Motlow College Smyrna Center celebrates Veterans Day
Motlow College Smyrna Center celebrates Veterans Day

Motlow College Smyrna Center campus faculty and staff members who have served in the Armed Forces recently gathered for a Veteran's Day photo.

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198 Dispatched calls to locations in Smyrna involving child abuse / neglect in 2013
198 Dispatched calls to locations in Smyrna involving child abuse / neglect in 2013

In 2013 there were 198 dispatched calls from dispatchers to Smyrna Police Officers involving suspected child abuse or neglect.

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Uh-Oh - $20 grand in jewelry STOLEN
Uh-Oh - $20 grand in jewelry STOLEN

The display case contained mostly 14 karat gold earrings.

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Smyrna Voters Keep Reed as Mayor
Smyrna Voters Keep Reed as Mayor

Voters in Smyrna kept Mary Esther Reed as mayor, defeating challenger Jeff Hollingshead by 648 votes. Reed received nearly 54-percent of the vote (4,505) to Hollingshead's 46-percent (3,857).

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Smyrna woman arrested after leaving the scene of a pedestrian accident involving 15-year old
Smyrna woman arrested after leaving the scene of a pedestrian accident involving 15-year old

The Smyrna woman was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, filing a false report, reckless driving and failure to render aid.

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Smyrna man allegedly viewed child porn on school computer for years
Smyrna man allegedly viewed child porn on school computer for years

Former elementary school teacher Douglas Jett is jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond following his arrest on a grand jury indictment charging him with 25 counts of sexual exploitation of minors for downloading thousands of images of child pornography.

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Smyrna Shooting / Standoff
Smyrna Shooting / Standoff

Smyrna Police arrest a man after a brief standoff and reports of a shooting. Sergeant Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS they received a call around 3:20 Saturday afternoon in reference to a possible shooting at 115 Berry Wood Drive.

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Smyrna native growing with bank
Smyrna native growing with bank

A 25-year veteran of small business and community banking has joined the staff of the Murfreesboro branch of First National Bank of McMinnville...

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UPDATE: 15-year old pedestrian struck by motorist in Smyrna Tuesday

A 15-year old pedestrian was struck by a motorist in Smyrna on Tuesday night.

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Smyrna CAP Squadron Travels for Yorktown and Citadel
Smyrna CAP Squadron Travels for Yorktown and Citadel

"Walk in the Steps of Heroes" was the slogan at Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC. It could have also been the motto for Smyrna's Composite Civil Air Patrol squadron on their 3rd annual visit to the site recently.

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Memphis Belle in Smyrna This Weekend; Special Story from Mike Bryan
Memphis Belle in Smyrna This Weekend; Special Story from Mike Bryan

You can fly in a B-17 World War II plane later this month! The fully restored aircraft will land at the Smyrna Airport on Saturday.

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Smyrna Senior Citizens Receives MTEMC Grant
Smyrna Senior Citizens Receives MTEMC Grant

Middle Tennessee Electric's Customers Care has donated $5,174.69 of its Operation Round Up funds to Smyrna Senior Citizens.

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Smyrna National Night Out Against Crime
Smyrna National Night Out Against Crime

Smyrna will have their National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night. The Smyrna Police and Fire Departments along with the Smyrna Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will host the event at Lee Victory Parkway. It will be held from 4 until 7pm.

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B-17 Bomber is headed to the Smyrna Airport! You can take a flight in the WWII era plane!
B-17 Bomber is headed to the Smyrna Airport! You can take a flight in the WWII era plane!

The B-17 flight experience takes 45 minutes with approximately half hour in flight. B-17 Flights are...

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Motlow Smyrna Center Biology Students Study Eastern Bluebird Activity
Motlow Smyrna Center Biology Students Study Eastern Bluebird Activity

The Motlow College Smyrna Center Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (COR) club recently constructed and installed bird boxes as part of a joint project involving the COR club and the Smyrna biology environmental science class.

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Man assaulted at Jet's Pizza during armed robbery
Man assaulted at Jet's Pizza during armed robbery

The Smyrna Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying individuals that are responsible for an armed robbery.

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Highlighting the life of a Smyrna, Tennessee man
Highlighting the life of a Smyrna, Tennessee man

Richard Hilyer spent most of his life changing tires on tractor trailers. After a while all that heavy lifting took a toll on his body. "I have a bad disk in my back, and I just couldn't do the job anymore," he said.

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UPDATE: Smyrna shooting - new suspect named
UPDATE: Smyrna shooting - new suspect named

On September 6th, 2014 the Smyrna Police Department responded to a shooting at 379 Rock Springs Road where two victims were shot.

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Wings of Freedom Raises $100K
Wings of Freedom Raises $100K

The Wings of Freedom Fish Fry, sponsored by the Smyrna Rotary Club, drew a record crowd this year. The event was held at the Corporate Flight Hanger at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport on Saturday.

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Local GROWTH: Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete announcing the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix
Local GROWTH: Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete announcing the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix

Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC., a concrete manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville (Tennessee) based concrete manufacturer...

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Politics: Franklin Synergy Bank VP to run for Smyrna Town Council

Lifelong Smyrna resident and Franklin Synergy Bank (formerly MidSouth Bank) Vice President Regina Hager Medlen announced she is running for a seat on the Smyrna Town Council.

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Smyrna murderer told for a 5th time - the courts will not hear her case again
Smyrna murderer told for a 5th time - the courts will not hear her case again

For a fifth time, a Rutherford County woman convicted of first degree premeditated murder has been told that her fifth recently filed appeal has been denied.

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Two shot in Smyrna when unwanted guests show up at party

At what was described as a family party, two people were shot in Smyrna. The shooting occurred when two to three uninvited guest showed up at the Rock Springs Road address.

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Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Salutes Korean War Veterans
Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Salutes Korean War Veterans

The annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry, presented by the Smyrna Rotary, is coming up Saturday, September 13th. Rotarian Ginny Williams of Gil's Ace Hardware says this year, they're honoring Korean War veterans.

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Special event later this month at the Sam Davis Home
Special event later this month at the Sam Davis Home

With hands-on activities, find out what life was like as a Civil War soldier, how quilts for warmth during the cold winter months, and how to separate cream from milk to churn into butter.

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Positive Growth: Federal-Mogul officials announced today the company will invest $6.2 million in Smyrna, TN
Positive Growth: Federal-Mogul officials announced today the company will invest $6.2 million in Smyrna, TN

Federal-Mogul officials announced today the company will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna, Tennessee and create 135 new jobs in Rutherford County.

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Politics: Reed Announces Bid for Smyrna Mayor
Politics: Reed Announces Bid for Smyrna Mayor

Reed served on the Smyrna Town Council for 10 years prior to becoming Mayor.

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Storms Leave Damage in Smyrna

As severe thunderstorms rolled through Rutherford County Wednesday, they left some damage behind.

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Suspect who allegedly led authorities on a high speed chase down  Northfield and Broad Streets to appear in court
Suspect who allegedly led authorities on a high speed chase down Northfield and Broad Streets to appear in court

Violent actions allegedly committed by a suspect this past April prompted six Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputies to join Murfreesboro Police in apprehending the suspect, Sheriff Robert Arnold said.

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Tennessee Promise Means Two Years Tuition-Free
Tennessee Promise Means Two Years Tuition-Free

Tennessee high school seniors have only a few weeks left to complete an application for free tuition at the state's community colleges and technology centers.

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Two of three robbery suspects in Rutherford County headed to court
Two of three robbery suspects in Rutherford County headed to court

Earlier this year in January, the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in apprehending three individuals...

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Man Skips Out on Court Date on Rape Charges; On the Run
Man Skips Out on Court Date on Rape Charges; On the Run

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a 39-year old man wanted on various sex abuse related charges.

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Man due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Friday for Rape charges flees from state
Man due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Friday for Rape charges flees from state

"He failed to appear and it was learned at that time that he had cut his tracking bracelet off and has allegedly fled from the state of Tennessee..."

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Rape suspect in alleged Smyrna attack to appear in court on Monday
Rape suspect in alleged Smyrna attack to appear in court on Monday

A man accused of rape in Smyrna last year will be arraigned in court on Monday (Aug.18, 2014).

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Suspect accused of killing 13-year old Clifton Braunwalder in fatal hit and run due in court
Suspect accused of killing 13-year old Clifton Braunwalder in fatal hit and run due in court

WGNS has just confirmed that the woman accused of running into a vehicle parked on the side of I-24 killing a 13-year old child who was changing a tire for his mother will be in court on Monday.

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Open house scheduled for Tuesday night at new arts academy in Rutherford County
Open house scheduled for Tuesday night at new arts academy in Rutherford County

The Middle Tennessee Arts Academy offers quality educational enrichment to Rutherford County and the surrounding areas.

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UPDATE On Smyrna Murder Case
UPDATE On Smyrna Murder Case

Smyrna Police have released a video of the suspect vehicle. WGNS has posted a picture captured from the video on our website.

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Man shot and killed in Smyrna
Man shot and killed in Smyrna

We have more news from Smyrna about a man who was shot and killed outside of a home. Do you have any information for police?

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Man shot and killed in Smyrna
Man shot and killed in Smyrna

We have news from Smyrna that a man was shot and killed outside of a home.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Wal-Mart Thief
Smyrna Police Looking for Wal-Mart Thief

Smyrna Police are asking for you help in finding a male suspect who allegedly took several items on two different occasions from the Wal-Mart on Enon Springs Road.

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Grant approved for Smyrna Parks
Grant approved for Smyrna Parks

The funds will be used for planning and construction of a neighborhood park including playground, walking trails, shelter, restroom facilities, picnic tables, benches and associated parking areas.

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Arrest made in parking lot note allegedly asking about sex in Smyrna
Arrest made in parking lot note allegedly asking about sex in Smyrna

Last week the Smyrna Police Department requested the public’s assistance in finding out who had entered a female’s vehicle in the Kroger parking lot...

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

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

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Man accused of breaking into females car and leaving sexually explicit note in Rutherford County
Man accused of breaking into females car and leaving sexually explicit note in Rutherford County

Smyrna Police are attempting to locate a vehicle believed to have been involved in bizarre car break-in.

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Vintage Baseball Sunday at Sam Davis Home on Sunday

Vintage base ball is the 19th century version of the pastime that America has come to know as baseball. The players will closely follow the rules and customs set in 1864 in Beadle’s Dime Base-Ball Player.

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Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO
Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning. 

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Woman jailed after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend in Smyrna
Woman jailed after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend in Smyrna

A stabbing was reported in Smyrna on Monday that is still being investigated. According to Smyrna Police Chief Kevin...

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Politics: State Rep. Mike Sparks gets endorsement by the NRA
Politics: State Rep. Mike Sparks gets endorsement by the NRA

Earlier this week, The National Rifle Association (NRA) posted their candidate ratings for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Local politician running for State Representative Seat and County Commission Seat - What happens if he wins both?
Local politician running for State Representative Seat and County Commission Seat - What happens if he wins both?

Have you ever heard of a politician holding two offices in Rutherford County at the same time?

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Large scale power outage in Rutherford County
Large scale power outage in Rutherford County

A large scale power outage was reported in parts of Murfreesboro and Smyrna. Middle Tennessee Electric...

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Power Outage Affects Smyrna
Power Outage Affects Smyrna

Over 17-thousand Smyrna homes and businesses were without power on Monday for a short time. The Middle Tennessee Electric outage map showed this just after 9am. 

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SWAT Training in Smyrna

If you noticed some police activity in Smyrna on Monday, the police department was conducting SWAT training on Sam Ridley Parkway near Motlow Boulevard. 

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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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Smyrna Police Lieutenant saves woman from burning apartment - Victim in Critical Condition Now
Smyrna Police Lieutenant saves woman from burning apartment - Victim in Critical Condition Now

Smyrna Lieutenant Bart Myers made entry into the apartment and began crawling on his stomach and located Ms. Starnes approximately 10 feet into the apartment. 

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Rutherford County Republican Party to Honor Pres. Ronald Reagan at Black Tie Gala
Rutherford County Republican Party to Honor Pres. Ronald Reagan at Black Tie Gala

The Rutherford County Republican Party has announced plans for their black tie “Reagan Day Dinner, Gala.”

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UPDATE: ARREST MADE in Cold case involving the rape of a young mother in front of her daughter
UPDATE: ARREST MADE in Cold case involving the rape of a young mother in front of her daughter

We have brand new information on a cold case from 2006 that has landed one in jail this July 4th weekend. The case unfolded in Smyrna, Tennessee.

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Smyrna Police say man stole large diamond ring in con while handing woman envelope of paper
Smyrna Police say man stole large diamond ring in con while handing woman envelope of paper

During the course of the transaction she handed the ring to “Cason” in exchange for an envelope she believed contained $2000.

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One of two suspects turns himself in to Smyrna Police on Wednesday
One of two suspects turns himself in to Smyrna Police on Wednesday

According to Smyrna Chief of Police Kevin Arnold, the victim was dragged by the suspect car after they had stolen her purse.

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UPDATE: Motorcycle wreck on Nissan Drive in Smyrna Saturday Night
UPDATE: Motorcycle wreck on Nissan Drive in Smyrna Saturday Night

We have an update on a motorcycle accident that occurred this past weekend in Smyrna. The wreck happened on Nissan Drive near Enon Springs Road Saturday.

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New area code for Rutherford County phones? You must dial 10 digits?
New area code for Rutherford County phones? You must dial 10 digits?

 The Tennessee Regulatory Authority approved the addition of a new area code—629. 

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Smyrna Police Searching for Purse Stealing Suspects
Smyrna Police Searching for Purse Stealing Suspects

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in trying to find two suspects in a purse stealing. It happened on June 22nd at approximately 12:30 pm, at the Shell Gas Station on Sam Ridley Parkway.

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Smyrna History Lesson Saturday: Dewitt Smith Jobe
Smyrna History Lesson Saturday: Dewitt Smith Jobe

Representative Mike Sparks invites you to the 2nd annual event detailing the life of Confederate Soldier Dewitt Smith Jobe and the Coleman Scouts this Saturday at 9 am.

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Smyrna to Celebrate Independence Day
Smyrna to Celebrate Independence Day

Smyrna is set to celebrate the Fourth of July in a big way. On Thursday, July 3rd, music, food & fun activities will be at the Lee Victory Recreation Park for the annual Smyrna Independence Day Celebration.

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17-Year Old Smyrna Runaway FOUND!
17-Year Old Smyrna Runaway FOUND!

Earlier Smyrna Police sought your help in locating a missing 17-year old. Chief Kevin Arnold says "THANK YOU--the youth was found".

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Multiple cars broken into - Thousands of dollars withdrawn from bank accounts in Rutherford County
Multiple cars broken into - Thousands of dollars withdrawn from bank accounts in Rutherford County

The female suspect (pictured) allegedly used the victim’s ID and bank cards to identify herself as the victim in each case and withdrew thousands of dollars from bank accounts.

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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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UPDATE: Suspect responsible for her children's death sentenced to 16-years
UPDATE: Suspect responsible for her children's death sentenced to 16-years

Several media outlets reported that Harper had no previous criminal record, which is true, however, an investigation did surround her several years ago. Before the death of her two children in 2012, Harper had a child neglect report filed...

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Men’s Health Week Proclamation to TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

Smyrna Mayor Mary-Esther Reed presented a Men’s Health Week Proclamation to TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center during the Smyrna Town Council Meeting on June 10.

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Smyrna Police announce the closure of Sam Ridley Parkway for the Air Show - FAA Requirement
Smyrna Police announce the closure of Sam Ridley Parkway for the Air Show - FAA Requirement

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold informed WGNS that Sam Ridley Parkway will be temporarily shut down during certain hours of the day Thursday through Sunday.

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The Smyrna Police Department will be hosting a women’s self–defense class in July
The Smyrna Police Department will be hosting a women’s self–defense class in July

The entire 12 hour course is broken down into 4 separate, 3 hour classes.  The course is designed to teach students techniques for physical...

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The Air Show in Smyrna, TN is this weekend
The Air Show in Smyrna, TN is this weekend

The Blue Angels will perform at the Air Show this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. 

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Great Tennessee Air Show Road Closures June 12-15

Expect traffic delays and road closures in the Smyrna area during the upcoming Great Tennessee Air Show June 12th through 15th. 

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Community Invited to Simply Smyrna Celebration
Community Invited to Simply Smyrna Celebration

The Town of Smyrna in conjunction with Carpe Artista and SIMA announces the Simply Smyrna Celebration. This family friendly summer festival will take place Friday June 13th from 5pm -10pm and will be the official kickoff celebration for the Town of Smyrna’s revitalization project. 

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E-Cigs included in new
E-Cigs included in new "No Smoking Policy" at Motlow in Smyrna

The new tobacco-free / no-smoking campus policy restricts the use of all forms of tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff

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Motlow Campuses To Become Tobacco-Free / No-Smoking
Motlow Campuses To Become Tobacco-Free / No-Smoking

SMYRNA - All Motlow College campuses will become “tobacco-free / no-smoking” beginning July 1, 2014, college officials recently announced. Motlow has campuses in Fayetteville, McMinnville, Moore County and Smyrna.

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Smyrna to celebrate a revitalization project and a NEW farmer's market
Smyrna to celebrate a revitalization project and a NEW farmer's market

The celebration will consist of an official ribbon cutting and opening of the revitalized Historic Train Depot and refurbished Assembly Hall as well as the kickoff celebration of Smyrna’s new Farmers Market

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Suspect in Smyrna Attempted Criminal Homicide Arrested, Released on Bond
Suspect in Smyrna Attempted Criminal Homicide Arrested, Released on Bond

On May 7th of this year, officers with the Smyrna Police Department responded to several 911 calls in regards to reports of shots being fired in the area of Old Nashville Highway and Davis Park Drive.

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Smyrna Man Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself to Woman and her Children
Smyrna Man Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself to Woman and her Children

A resident of Smyrna has been arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a woman and her children in nearby Williamson County.

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OFFICIAL: No more fitness center in the Smyrna Town Centre
OFFICIAL: No more fitness center in the Smyrna Town Centre

The Smyrna Town Centre will no longer have a fitness center due to the overhead involved. Smyrna Town Manager Harry Gill, Jr. commentated…

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Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Smyrna Squadron participate in education NASA diving trip
Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Smyrna Squadron participate in education NASA diving trip

Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from Smyrna Squadron "TN005" participated in the Discover SCUBA program in Huntsville, Alabama this past weekend.  

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College Tuition Could Be On The Rise
College Tuition Could Be On The Rise

Tuition increases could be in store for many college students in Tennessee. According to published reports, some public universities, like MTSU, could see increases of between four-and-eight-percent to offset reduced state funding. 

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UPDATE: TBI Releases name of Deputy involved in shooting with a domestic violence suspect

The TBI has only released the name of the deputy involved in the Rutherford County shooting case involving a Deputy who had to use deadly force in a domestic violence call on Tuesday night.

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Blind Bowlers Championship to be held in Smyrna, TN
Blind Bowlers Championship to be held in Smyrna, TN

The American Blind Bowlers Association will hold the 67th annual ABBA National Championship Tournament in Smyrna May 21 -25, 2014.

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Education abroad trip to Scotland 'life-changing' for MTSU mass comm student
Education abroad trip to Scotland 'life-changing' for MTSU mass comm student

Even though her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, represents a personal slice of heaven, MTSU sophomore Hannah Morris knows the breath-taking landscapes...

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Suspects in a Smyrna Home Invasion on April 3rd have yet to be caught
Suspects in a Smyrna Home Invasion on April 3rd have yet to be caught

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told us in an email, "The suspects held the resident at gunpoint while they assaulted and robbed two visitors at this location. 

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Smyrna Town Court to Celebrate
Smyrna Town Court to Celebrate "Law Day and Citizens Rights

The Smyrna Town Court will celebrate Law Day on May 1 to commemorate the importance of the law, citizens’ rights and the rule of law in American society. 

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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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Second father and son seeking office in Rutherford County
Second father and son seeking office in Rutherford County

A father and son are both running for local seats that are up for election in Rutherford County. Jeremy Gourley, a resident of Smyrna, is running for the position of Smyrna Town Judge…

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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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Saturday Shred Day in Smyrna

On Saturday March 29th, 2014 from 9:00am until noon there will be an Environmental Day in Smyrna where people can drop off items to be recycled or shredded.

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Men who allegedly conspired to have wife killed to face the heat
Men who allegedly conspired to have wife killed to face the heat

Last year Patel, age 44, of Murfreesboro, was arrested at the Almaville Market in Smyrna after the 16th Judicial District Attorney General requested the TBI investigate a murder plot.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Air Show will be on June 14, Date Confirmed
UPDATE: Smyrna Air Show will be on June 14, Date Confirmed

The United States Navy Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team soars into Middle Tennessee to headline the 2014 Great Tennessee Air Show on Saturday, June 14...

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Do you think you could pull a plane? You have a chance to prove it...
Do you think you could pull a plane? You have a chance to prove it...

The Hearts Take Flight Pull-a-Plane Challenge is a fun, unique fundraising event benefiting The Arc Tennessee, a statewide non-profit of and for people with intellectual and developmental

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Do you recognize this shoplifting suspect?
Do you recognize this shoplifting suspect?

The culprit removed the phone from its packaging, concealed the phone and left the store without paying for it. Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual is asked to contact Detective...

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Troops in Smyrna, TN Preparing for Year Long Deployment to Afghanistan
Troops in Smyrna, TN Preparing for Year Long Deployment to Afghanistan

Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1176th Transportation Company, based in Smyrna, TN are scheduled to depart on Sunday morning (Mar. 16), for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan...

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UPDATE: Beloved dog of man crushed by car in Smyrna, sat by his side for up to 6-hours

What we did not report, was that Sibert's small dog named “Maggie” was found sitting by his side when authorities arrived. Sibert's sister Susan Hughes lives in Missouri, but was told that the small dog sat by her brothers' side for an estimated 6-hours before a passerby noticed that Sibert was actually under the vehicle.

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UPDATE: Beloved dog of man crushed by car in Smyrna, sat by his side for up to 6-hours

What we did not report, was that Sibert's small dog named “Maggie” was found sitting by his side when authorities arrived. Sibert's sister Susan Hughes lives in Missouri, but was told that the small dog sat by her brothers' side for an estimated 6-hours before a passerby noticed that Sibert was actually under the vehicle.

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Fatal Accident in Smyrna

A person injured during an accident earlier this month in Smyrna has passed away. Lottie Hunter, an 86-year old Smyrna resident, died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a February 21st accident at the intersection of West Sam Ridley Parkway and Motlow College Boulevard. 

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Do you recognize the man in this Smyrna area security video? What about his truck?
Do you recognize the man in this Smyrna area security video? What about his truck?

Smyrna Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who can be seen on video at WGNSradio.com, breaking into the Kwik Sack Tobacco and Beer store at 543 Almaville Rd. In the video, the suspect appears to be in a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a custom hood.

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11-Year Old Boy Dies After Fall from Treehouse
11-Year Old Boy Dies After Fall from Treehouse

"On February 18, young Hayden was playing in the backyard and fell from a treehouse. In a flash he was gone leaving a space we can never fill. Always energetic and excitable, Hayden had that childhood love and passion for football, for games, for Yu-Gi-Oh, for jokes and for all the things an eleven year old can get out of life."

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11-Year Old Boy Dies After Fall from Treehouse
11-Year Old Boy Dies After Fall from Treehouse

On February 18, young Hayden was playing in the backyard and fell from a treehouse. In a flash he was gone leaving a space we can never fill.

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Girls Scout Cookie Sale Nearing an End

Have you bought Girl Scout Cookies yet from a Rutherford County area Girl Scout? If the answer is "NO," you better act fast.

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UPDATE: Local State Representative Chimes in on UAW Vote in Chattanooga and What That Could Represent for Nissan in Smyrna, TN
UPDATE: Local State Representative Chimes in on UAW Vote in Chattanooga and What That Could Represent for Nissan in Smyrna, TN

State Representative Mike Sparks, who lives in Smyrna and once worked at Nissan, told us that he believes if the workers at the Nissan plant in Rutherford County were to ever unionize, they would shut down...

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Smyrna Man Among Several Arrested in Nashville Drug Investigation
Smyrna Man Among Several Arrested in Nashville Drug Investigation

A Smyrna man has landed behind bars as a result of a 10-month investigation in Nashville. The Smyrna man was however arrested by chance, he was the passenger in a car that reportedly left the scene.... Of course the car he was in had three pounds of marijuana in it. 

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Accident Reported Saturday Night in Smyrna Area Along I-24

A serious auto accident occurred Saturday night in Smyrna on Interstate 24 near the Sam Ridley Parkway exit. A car being driven by a 26-year old man slammed into the rear of a vehicle that was slowed due to traffic. 

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Positive: Another New Store Opening in Smyrna, TN
Positive: Another New Store Opening in Smyrna, TN

This past October, the 11,000th Dollar General Store opened in Rutherford County. The store opened on North Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. We have now received news that another...

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Heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. about once every 34 seconds

Heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. about once every 34 seconds and claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  While men are struck with heart disease at a generally younger age, women have a greater risk of death. 

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FIRE at Smyrna Ready Mix on Friday Afternoon (Pictures)
FIRE at Smyrna Ready Mix on Friday Afternoon (Pictures)

A large and dangerous fire destroyed a building at Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete just off Jefferson Pike Friday. Around 30 volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze around 4pm. The metal building that once housed the Smyrna Ready Mix offices ripped through the metal building.

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Thieves Target Local Target Stores
Thieves Target Local Target Stores

Smyrna Police are asking for help in cracking a theft at local Target stores. Chief Kevin Arnold says on January 31st, two black females and a black male entered the Target store at 803 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna. 

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Family Loses Most of Their Belongings in Thursday Morning Fire - Find Out How You Can Help!

A local cheerleading coach is now leading an effort to collect clothing for the family that lost most of their belongings in the Thursday morning fire. 

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Smyrna Armed Robbery Arrest

Earlier this week, the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in apprehending three individuals, wanted on an armed robbery charge. Chief Kevin Arnold tells WGNS News those suspects have been arrested.

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Smyrna Police Look for Game Stop Robbery Suspect

The Smyrna Police Department is asking for the public's help after an armed robbery Thursday at Game Stop on Industrial Drive. Chief Kevin Arnold tells WGNS the suspect entered the store and produced a handgun. 

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Three Suspects Wanted by Smyrna Police - Do You Recognize Them?
Three Suspects Wanted by Smyrna Police - Do You Recognize Them?

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS that the Smyrna Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Corvell Markey Conley Jr. age 19 of Antioch, TN, Navontae Terrell Barbour age 18 of Antioch, TN and Kelvin LaGeorge Featherston age 19 of Antioch, TN.

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UPDATE: Man Who Was Found Dead in Nashville Home has been Identified as a Rutherford County Resident

The man who died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside a Tulip Blossom Drive house in Nashville is actually identified as a Smyrna resident. 

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Smyrna Police Want Help Nabbing Two Alleged Cell Phone Thieves
Smyrna Police Want Help Nabbing Two Alleged Cell Phone Thieves

The Smyrna Police Department tells WGNS that on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM, two men entered the Walmart store located at 570 Enon Springs Road East in Smyrna and allegedly stole two Samsung Galaxy cell phones.

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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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UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. Needs Your Help in Solving MURDER
UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. Needs Your Help in Solving MURDER

Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking information about the whereabouts of a Smyrna man two hours before his body was found Dec. 15 on Interstate 24 at the Almaville Road exit westbound.

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Blue Angels Lt. Commander Makes Stop and Fly Over in Smyrna on Monday Afternoon
Blue Angels Lt. Commander Makes Stop and Fly Over in Smyrna on Monday Afternoon

Two of the U-S Navy Blue Angels made a special appearance in Smyrna on Monday.  Lt. Commander Michael Cheng and his crew chief from the United States NAVY...

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Driving on a Revoked License for the 5th Time in Murfreesboro

A charge of “Driving on a Revoked License” for the 5th time was filed against a Smyrna woman.

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Take a Class that Teaches Smyrna Residents What it is Like to be a Cop!
Have you ever wondered why police officers do so much paperwork? Have you ever wondered how much training a police officer or a dispatcher go through?
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The Detective Who Helped Solve the Smyrna Captain D's Triple Murder Case from Year 2000 Talks About the Details of that Past Case
The Detective Who Helped Solve the Smyrna Captain D's Triple Murder Case from Year 2000 Talks About the Details of that Past Case
Looking Back: A man and a woman were arrested, charged and convicted for the murders. Hear what the Detective says about that past case and how he interacted with the community and the families of the victims... 
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UPDATE: Suspect Turns Himself In After News Story Airs
UPDATE: Suspect Turns Himself In After News Story Airs
The Smyrna Police Department had been searching for 22-year old Cortez Smith who is wanted on charges of “Especially Aggravated Robbery” and “Aggravated Robbery.” He turned himself in shortly after the word got out to the public.
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Police Chase Starts in Murfreesboro and Ends With Driver Wrecking and Being Ejected in Smyrna on New Year's Day
Police Chase Starts in Murfreesboro and Ends With Driver Wrecking and Being Ejected in Smyrna on New Year's Day
A police pursuit that ended in a serious car accident occurred as the New Year began in Rutherford County in the Smyrna area.
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Smyrna Officers Respond to Car Accident and Find Shooting Victim - Arrest Made
Smyrna Officers Respond to Car Accident and Find Shooting Victim - Arrest Made
On Friday, the Smyrna Police Department confirmed the arrest of 26-year old Jeremy L. Rivers of Smyrna.
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UPDATE: Smyrna Authorities FOUND and ARRESTED Two Wanted Suspects
UPDATE: Smyrna Authorities FOUND and ARRESTED Two Wanted Suspects
The two were arrested by LaVergne Police at the Blues Weekly Rentals Motel in LaVergne. 
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Major James Walls Memorial Highway Naming
Major James Walls Memorial Highway Naming
The community is invited to remember a World War II hero and Smyrna business legend. South Lowery Street, from Stewarts Creek to Highway 840 is being renamed "Major James Walls Memorial Highway" in a ceremony Friday at 2pm. 
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Merchant Protection Seminar in Smyrna
With the holiday season upon us, the Smyrna Police Department would like to remind merchants that unfortunately there are individuals that seek to take from us what is rightfully ours. The Smyrna Police Department is proud to host a Merchant Protection Seminar.
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World War II hero James Walls will be Honored on Friday
World War II hero James Walls will be Honored on Friday
Major Walls, who passed away on March 5th of last year, was a well-known member of the Smyrna community and founder of the local Omni Hut restaurant.
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Special Monument Unveiled at Smyrna High School (See Pictures)
Special Monument Unveiled at Smyrna High School (See Pictures)
A brand new monument is now displayed in front of Smyrna High School. The monument, that was donated by Jeff Hollingshead of Smyrna Ready Mix, honors fallen soldiers.
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WOW! More News on MORE Jobs Available in Rutherford County - Job Fair in Smyrna!
WOW! More News on MORE Jobs Available in Rutherford County - Job Fair in Smyrna!
Another story about jobs in Rutherford County? WGNS has confirmed that another large scale job fair will be held in Rutherford County. The opportunity for over 50-local residents to obtain a new job will unfold in Smyrna on Saturday between 9 a.m. And 1 p.m.
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Former Rutherford County Schools Director Harry Gill, Jr. is Now the New Smyrna Town Manager
Former Rutherford County Schools Director Harry Gill, Jr. is Now the New Smyrna Town Manager
The Town of Smyrna has a new Town Manager. Former Rutherford County Schools Director Harry Gill, Jr. will lead Smyrna, a town of over 40,000 residents, into the future. Hear what he has to say...
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Smyrna's Dollar General Store robbed Saturday morning!
Smyrna Police continue their search for a black male suspect after a weekend armed robbery. The Dollar General Store in Smyrna was robbed Saturday morning by a black male wielding a handgun. Smyrna Police hope you can identify the suspect in the surveilance cameras.
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LIVE MUSIC: Nashville Singers to Visit Smyrna, TN Church in November! (See Video)
The 5th anniversary “Season of Harmony” concert will be held in Smyrna at LifePoint Church. The concert will feature the Nashville Singers on Sunday, November 24th at 2:30 in the afternoon.
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UPDATE: Fire at Nissan - Statement from Nissan in Smyrna Released
WGNS has confirmed that a minor fire occurred at Nissan late Wednesday night at the Smyrna plant. The fire was evidently confined to the plant that contains the truck line. WGNS now has an official statement from Nissan about the incident...
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Abilities Expo at Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Smyrna
Abilities Expo at Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Smyrna
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna will hold an Abilities Expo on October 17th. The event will be from 9 to 2 on Thursday of next week. 
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Gill Seeks Smyrna Town Manager Position
Gill Seeks Smyrna Town Manager Position

At least one of the 22 applicants for the Smyrna Town Manager position will be very familiar. Former Rutherford County Director of Schools Harry Gill, Jr. has thrown his hat into the pool of replacements for Mark O’Neal, who resigned last month after 21-years.

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Smyrna Police Visit All Sex Offenders Living in their Town Limits, According to the Chief
So where do Sex Offenders live in Smyrna and are they living under the proper sex offender guidelines? Fair question…
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Smyrna Depot Days A Big Success

The seventh annual Smyrna Depot Days was another huge success. The festival, along Front Street in Smyrna, brought out over a-thousand people and over 75 vendors Friday and Saturday.

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"Low" to "Very-Low" Income Complex to Open for Rutherford County Resident in Smyrna on Friday

What has been described as an apartment complex for low and “very-low” income earners in Rutherford County will officially open at 3:00, Friday afternoon in Smyrna. 

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Way to Go Smyrna TV! Local Channel Wins Award!
Way to Go Smyrna TV! Local Channel Wins Award!
Smyrna’s Channel 3 was recognized nationally at the 28th Annual Government Programming Awards Program which was held in Orlando on September 19th. 
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Mayoral Candidate Reacts to Town Manager Resignation

Smyrna businessman and 2014 Mayoral Candidate Jeff Hollingshead reacted to the news of Smyrna Town Manager Mark O’Neal’s resignation/termination from his position Tuesday.

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Smyrna Burglary Arrest Made - Man Allegedly Stole Underwear
Smyrna Burglary Arrest Made - Man Allegedly Stole Underwear
The Smyrna Police Department has made an arrest in the home burglary of a resident on Burntwood Drive. Thirty-four year old Michael Lloyd Ballinger has been charged with aggravated burglary and theft under five-hundred dollars.
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Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County Petitions Supreme Courts of TN for Appeal - COURT SAYS NO
Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County Petitions Supreme Courts of TN for Appeal - COURT SAYS NO
Porter and his twin brother broke into a woman’s’ home in 2006 while the victim’s husband was gone for the evening. The victim was home alone with her two year old daughter.
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Smyrna Police Looking for Burglary Suspect
The Smyrna Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a subject that broke into a home. On September 14, 2013 at approximately 10:45 PM a white male broke into a residence on Burntwood Drive in Smyrna. 
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11th Annual Smyrna Rotary Fish Fry Raises $75K
There was another great turnout for the 11th annual Smyrna Rotary Wings of Freedom Fish Fry. Over 15-hundred people showed up and the group raised over 75-thousand dollars.
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UPDATE: Three Shot on June 23rd At Thai Restaurant - One Dead - One Suspect to Appear in Court This Month
UPDATE: Three Shot on June 23rd At Thai Restaurant - One Dead - One Suspect to Appear in Court This Month

Three persons were shot on the morning of June 23rd at a private party at a Smyrna restaurant. One victim died... One Suspect will appear in court this month and a second is STILL WANTED, perhaps you recognize this photo? 

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Rescheduled DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Rescheduled DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
The checkpoints are part of the continuing effort by the Smyrna Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to reduce impaired driving on the roads of Rutherford County.
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UPDATE: Calsonic Not Only Hiring for the Future with 1,200 New Jobs... They Have Other Positions Open NOW!
In addition to hourly positions opening up in the future in Smyrna, Shelbyville and Lewisburg, the Smyrna plant is aiming to hire a quality supervisor right now, according to their website.
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Family of Smyrna Teen Who Drown Need Help with Funeral Expenses
Family of Smyrna Teen Who Drown Need Help with Funeral Expenses
The family of Smyrna High senior Matthew Grissom, who drowned Labor Day at Walter Hill Dam, needs help paying for funeral expenses. C.J. Jatala, the brother of Matthew's mother, Loretta, tells WGNS news they need the community's help.
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Smyrna Police Department Says that Con Artist are Targeting Senior Citizens in the Area
Smyrna Police Department Says that Con Artist are Targeting Senior Citizens in the Area
Chief Arnold said, “Unfortunately one of our senior residents fell for this scam and has spent thousands of dollars in the hopes of getting his “winnings.”
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Smyrna Mayor Tony Dover Resigns... Why?
"It takes a strong person to accept the challenge of elected office but it also takes a strong person to know when it is time to give it up."
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Mayoral Candidate Reacts to Dover Resignation
Mayoral Candidate Reacts to Dover Resignation
A Smyrna mayoral candidate says he's not surprised at the resignation of Tony Dover. Jeff Hollingshead was the first to announce he'd be running for Smyrna mayor earlier this summer.
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Smyrna Police Help Nab Bedford County Woman on Suspected TennCare Fraud
Smyrna Police Help Nab Bedford County Woman on Suspected TennCare Fraud
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of officers from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department and Smyrna Police on Monday announced the arrest of Heather Dawn Deskins, 29, of Shelbyville.
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UPDATE: Smyrna Police Want to Know if You Recognize These Alleged Thieves?
UPDATE: Smyrna Police Want to Know if You Recognize These Alleged Thieves?
The Smyrna Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance for a second time in the past week in a case that is quite similar to one that was reported on July 29th (previous case below).
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UPDATE: Accused CraigsList rapist caught by Smyrna Police Due in Court for Plea in September
UPDATE: Accused CraigsList rapist caught by Smyrna Police Due in Court for Plea in September

"Our investigation revolved around a posting on Craigslist where Mr. Tarras would ask for young women to pose for pictures for possible publication."

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Smyrna Airport to Receive a $978,255 Grant
Smyrna Airport to Receive a $978,255 Grant
State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday they have been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a major grant has been approved for the Smyrna Airport. 
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Commemorative Air Force May Soon Call Smyrna HOME
Commemorative Air Force May Soon Call Smyrna HOME
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to refurbishing and preserving historic combat airplanes, may soon call the Smyrna / Rutherford County Airport HOME!
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Have You Seen This Man Before? Take a Look at This Picture...
Have You Seen This Man Before? Take a Look at This Picture...
The Smyrna Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect.
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Nissan LEAF Production Increasing!
Nissan LEAF Production Increasing!
Nissan is responding to an increase in demand for its all-electric LEAF by readying a third shift at the factory in Decherd, Tenn., where it makes the Nissan LEAF's electric motor.
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5K at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to Benefit the Local YMCA
5K at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to Benefit the Local YMCA
The 5th annual Stacy B. Windrow 5k Run/Walk to benefit the local YMCA will be held on Saturday, September 14th. The race will be at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.
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Freedom Fest Event to be Held in Murfreesboro August 17th
Freedom Fest Event to be Held in Murfreesboro August 17th
State Representative Mike Sparks from Smyrna told WGNS they are holding a special event to celebrate America…
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Taylor Farms in Smyrna Announces MAJOR Expansion and More Job Opportunities
Taylor Farms in Smyrna Announces MAJOR Expansion and More Job Opportunities

“The added growth of Taylor Farms is another example of the positive business environment in Smyrna,” Smyrna Mayor Tony Dover said. “We applaud their efforts, congratulate them on adding 170 jobs to our community and wish them many years of continued success.”

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Nissan in Smyrna to Hire 900 New Workers

More new jobs at the Nissan plant in Smyrna have been announced.

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One Candidate Announces Over a Year in Advance About His Run for Smyrna Mayor in 2014

Three Smyrna council seats will be up for grabs this November, and the Mayor position will be up for election in November of 2014.

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Man Robs Taxi Cab Driver; SUBJECT IS STILL AT LARGE
One suspect placed a handgun under a taxi driver’s rib and robbed him of his cell phone, taser and cash during a hold up about 3:30 a.m. Monday on Twin Oak Drive, a sheriff’s deputy reported. The rider pulled out a handgun and pointed the muzzle at the City Cab driver’s ribs under his arm and took the keys to his vehicle, his phone and money.
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StoneCrest Medical in Smyrna Expands Interventional Cardiology Services to 24 Hours a Day
“We have worked hard with our team of physicians, nurses and Rutherford County Emergency Services partners to develop our program for complete, 24/7 heart attack care within our hospital...”
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Smyrna Man Receives the Honor of a Purple Heart
The purple heart is a military decoration for those wounded or killed in action. The award was established in 1782 and reestablished in 1932.
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UPDATE: New WIC Office in Smyrna Opens - One of Most Heavily Used Last Year!
The Rutherford County WIC clinic provided more than 24,000 client encounters in the past year, with more than 9,600 of those occurring at the Smyrna facility.
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WHAT? Spine Surgery in Smyrna, Tennessee?
“Being named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery reemphasizes that our spine surgery program is a choice patients and physicians can trust."
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Special Guest at Rotary in Smyrna was Retiring Senator Douglas Henry
An event that is rather unlikely in these political times took place at the Smyrna Rotary Club on Thursday. 
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NUMBERS IN: Smyrna Police Department Reports Successful DUI Checkpoint Evening on Thursday
Sergeant Andy Miller with the Smyrna P-D reported they checked 1,029 vehicles and detained 59 for further investigation.
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Body of Man who Drowned on Percy Priest Lake May 11th Recovered
Raissian was 55-years of age when he drowned in the lake while boating with friends. 
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Saturday and Sunday Were Great Days for Boating on Percy Priest Lake
We are told that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was out in full force this past weekend. 
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Rutherford County is Prepared for Babies!
“We are excited to offer this enhanced level of care to our community,” said Mark Sims, chief executive officer at TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna, Tenn. 
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The Little Sluggers of the Smyrna Bulldogs WIN Victory in 7U Game
The little league Smyrna Bulldogs team did great this past season in baseball. The junior sluggers won 11-8 against...
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UPDATE: More to the Story Involving a Shooting in Smyrna - Here is the Latest...
We are told that the individual shot was Tazarius Leach, age 21, of LaVergne.
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Nissan North America to build a van for Chevrolet
Nissan North America has announced it will begin making its new compact cargo van for General Motors. The new NV200 will be sold as the Chevrolet City Express, available beginning in fall of 2014. 
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Rollover Accident in Smyrna Thursday Morning
What looked like a very serious one vehicle accident occurred on Milesdale Lane at McNairy Lane in Smyrna on Thursday morning around 9. 
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Atmos Energy Undertaking Massive Project of Replacing 20,000 Feet of Pipe
Now through October, the company that supplies gas to Rutherford County residents is replacing over 20-thousand feet of pipe.
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A New NICU Unit for Smyrna Area Announced
The Center for Disease Control reports that one out of every nine babies are born premature in the United States. 
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Nissan Releases April Sales Figures
Nissan North America released April U.S. sales. José Muñoz, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Nissan Americas, says sales for the month were up over 23-percent when compared to last year at the same time.
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Best in the Nation: Air Traffic Controller of the Year in Smyrna, TN
“This award exemplifies his professionalism, outstanding record of safety and courtesy to the pilots and students. He is very deserving of this honor”, stated John Black, Executive Director of Smyrna Airport.
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Smyrna Police Need Help Identifying Photo - SEE PICTURE HERE
The police department said the subject can be seen on video surveillance, picking up the wallet. Within the hour, the victim’s debit card was used fraudulently on two occasions at nearby businesses.
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No Bomb in Smyrna
The bomb squad was called out to a Smyrna home this (Friday) morning after reports of an explosive device. There was no bomb found and the area was cleared around Cheatham Drive and Old Nashville Highway.

 
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Special seminar to discuss the Holy Prophet of Islam will be at Smyrna Mosque on Tuesday night
The seminar that is open to the public will be at the Masjid Mahmood mosque at 101 Maple Street (Smyrna).
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Sequestration Would Affect Smyrna Airport
As the busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee, the Smyrna Airport is a critical facility for Rutherford County and the region. Unfortunately, the Smyrna Air Traffic Control Tower at the Smyrna Airport is on the list for potential closure as a result of federal sequestration.
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UPDATE: Muslim event in Smyrna is open to the community on March 19
"I affirm that I shall always be ready to sacrifice my life, property, time and children for the cause of the faith and the community"
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Sunday Motorcycle Crash Claims Life in Smyrna
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Smyrna. Police Chief Kevin Arnold says 47-year old William Christopher Bracken of Smyrna died at Stonecrest Medical Center after the Sunday crash. 
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Man convicted of sexually touching teenager appeals the courts of Rutherford County
Man convicted of sexually touching teenager appeals the courts of Rutherford County
Kromah was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage family member. Court records show with the help of a detective at the Smyrna Police Department in 2009, the teen confronted Kromah on the phone about the alleged sexual assaults.
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UPDATE: Smyrna Police advise they are looking for three suspects in theft case (see pictures)
UPDATE: Smyrna Police advise they are looking for three suspects in theft case (see pictures)
Be on the lookout for these suspects in the Smyrna and Murfreesboro area, according to Smyrna Police.
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Smyrna Game Stop Robbery
Just after noon Wednesday (2-20-13), Smyrna Police report three black males entered the Game Stop Located at 801 Industrial Drive and left without paying for items.
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Nashville Police identify suspect in Smyrna and Davidson County robberies
Detectives in Nashville investigating a three-month series of business robberies in Nashville and other areas like Rutherford County scored a major break with the identification of one of the armed suspects. The suspect in question is also wanted in Smyrna for the robbery of K-mart.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Lebanon Police ask for public's help in locating former Smyrna resident wanted on child abuse charges
Lebanon Police ask for public's help in locating former Smyrna resident wanted on child abuse charges
Crawford has family in Madison and in Tullahoma and has recently lived in Smyrna and Lebanon, according to police. He is approximately six feet, three inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Detectives at the Smyrna Police Department received tips from the general public as to the identity of these individuals.
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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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Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
In Smyrna on Wednesday evening a woman armed with a gun entered K-mart demanding cash. The female got all the money she could and fled the store in a red Oldsmobile Alero that was waiting outside for her.
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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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