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 Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student
Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student

"Our teachers have always aimed to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of their students, but now we have an opportunity to take that approach to the next level," said Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.

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SCHOOL BUSES: How Safe Are Your Children?
SCHOOL BUSES: How Safe Are Your Children?

How safe is your child? On two consecutive school days in Tennessee, there were three crashes involving school buses. Twenty-three students were injured in one crash, and six were killed in another. How safe are our school buses?

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Major Hospitals like Vanderbilt to be Cut from Affordable Care Act, according to one congressman in Tennessee
Major Hospitals like Vanderbilt to be Cut from Affordable Care Act, according to one congressman in Tennessee

Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, responded to reports that Vanderbilt University would be out of network on all insurance plans available through Tennessee's Obamacare marketplace in 2017.

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Local School Districts to Decide on Teacher Raises in Tennessee
Local School Districts to Decide on Teacher Raises in Tennessee

A recently report says local school districts get to decide how to spend that money on positions, whether it be through employee raises or on hiring new staff.

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GM Reopening in Spring Hill will help Rutherford County and More
GM Reopening in Spring Hill will help Rutherford County and More

GM reopening in Spring Hill will likely equal a few jobs for Rutherford County residents as the plant aims to fill 650 jobs.

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New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee
New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee

This new law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense naloxone to a person at risk of opioid overdose or to a family member, friend or other person to assist someone at risk of an opiate-related overdose.

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More Tennessee Kids' Pearly Whites are Shining
More Tennessee Kids' Pearly Whites are Shining

The number of children receiving dental care through the state's TennCare program is on the rise.

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Tennessee Unemployment Numbers are In
Tennessee Unemployment Numbers are In

Rutherford County continues to hold a ranking at number three on the list for having the lowest unemployment in the state.

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Small Business Endorses Representative Bryan Terry in District 48 Race
Small Business Endorses Representative Bryan Terry in District 48 Race

The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee's leading small-business association, has endorsed Representative Bryan Terry, MD in the State House District 48 race. Representative Terry lives in Murfreesboro, TN.

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August is Child Support Awareness Month
August is Child Support Awareness Month

During state fiscal year 2016, Tennessee's Child Support Program served nearly 550,000 children and distributed over $643 million in child support on behalf of these children.

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Gov. Haslam announces $1.12 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects
Gov. Haslam announces $1.12 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced more than $1 million in grants for energy efficiency projects.

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Haslam Names new Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security
Haslam Names new Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1.

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13% of Tennesseans Don't Have Broadband Internet Access
13% of Tennesseans Don't Have Broadband Internet Access

A survey of state residents and businesses has found that about 13 percent of Tennesseans do not have broadband internet access.

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Tennessee Historical Commission Awards Grants to Preserve Historic Sites
Tennessee Historical Commission Awards Grants to Preserve Historic Sites

The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources. MTSU is the recipient of 2 of the 31 grants.

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Murfreesboro wants your input on the future of the city
Murfreesboro wants your input on the future of the city

The City of Murfreesboro is once again seeking input from residents, land owners, and developers as part of the process to develop its Murfreesboro 2035 Plan, a 20-year comprehensive plan for the future of Murfreesboro.

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Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots
Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots

"Each year Opioid abuse is killing more Tennesseans than car accidents or gunshots do. More than 1,000 Tennesseans die from an opioid overdose or opioid abuse every year..."

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U.S. Senator Corker Makes Independence Day Statement
U.S. Senator Corker Makes Independence Day Statement

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released an Independence Day statement.

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Stolen Motorcycle in Murfreesboro
Stolen Motorcycle in Murfreesboro

A motorcycle was reported as stolen at Redwood Park Apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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TN Tax Free Weekend End of July
TN Tax Free Weekend End of July

The state legislature has changed the date for TENNESSEE'S SALE TAX FREE WEEKEND, but the value remains the same. Freedom from sales tax on certain items begins at midnight when Friday, July 29th, rolls in. It continues until the midnight hour late Sunday, July 31st.

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Great Tennessee Air Show GOES ON!
Great Tennessee Air Show GOES ON!

Air show patrons were saying that the Great Tennessee Air Show should continue as a tribute to Marine Captain James "Jeff" Kuss, the Blue Angel who died Thursday in a tragic crash during practice runs.

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MTSU shares 'Farm2School' life with 1,200 City Schools' children
MTSU shares 'Farm2School' life with 1,200 City Schools' children

About 600 Murfreesboro City Schools' third-graders learned about the MTSU gardens and another 600 took in the dairy portion of the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center Thursday (May 12).

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MTSU aerospace dedicates new Flight Simulator Building
MTSU aerospace dedicates new Flight Simulator Building

MTSU students are the beneficiaries of a new $700,000 Department of Aerospace Flight Simulator Building dedicated Thursday (May 5) at Murfreesboro Airport.

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Recovery Courts Transforming Lives in Tennessee
Recovery Courts Transforming Lives in Tennessee

"Recovery courts are one of the most effective ways to divert people from incarceration and to reduce recidivism. By addressing their substance use and mental health challenges..."

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Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP has been appointed deputy commissioner for TN population health
Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP has been appointed deputy commissioner for TN population health

As deputy commissioner, Warren will provide leadership for various offices and divisions within TDH including Family Health and Wellness; Policy, Planning and Assessment; Rural Health; Minority Health and Disparities Elimination; Health Planning; Grants Coordination and Strategic Alignment and Workforce Development.

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Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson Counties have the Lowest Unemployment Rates
Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson Counties have the Lowest Unemployment Rates

County unemployment rates for March 2016 were released Thursday and they show a decrease in 92 counties, an increase in one, and the numbers remained the same in two counties.

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Tennessee Lottery sets Record
Tennessee Lottery sets Record

The Tennessee Lottery says it returned a record $119 million for education funding during the first quarter of the year, a 27 percent increase over the previous quarterly record.

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National Work Zone Awareness Week Is This Week
National Work Zone Awareness Week Is This Week

Last year in Tennessee, 18 people died in work zone crashes, including workers, drivers and passengers

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

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

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Nearby: DeKalb County High School Student Charged with Sexual Battery
Nearby: DeKalb County High School Student Charged with Sexual Battery

In the nearby Smithville area, a DeKalb County High School student who allegedly placed a female classmate in a choke hold and grabbed her breasts at school Monday, February 22 has been charged with sexual battery and aggravated assault.

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TN Senate Passes Anti-Refugee Resolution
TN Senate Passes Anti-Refugee Resolution

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution that directs the state attorney general to sue the federal government over policies surrounding refugee resettlement.

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Read To Succeed Announces One Book Choice that Focuses on Tennessee Nuclear History
Read To Succeed Announces One Book Choice that Focuses on Tennessee Nuclear History

One Book of Rutherford County has chosen "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan for its 2016 selection. Butler Touchden talks about how the book focuses on Oak Ridge, Tennessee's role in making the Atomic Bomb...

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Man suffers a major head injury after assault in Murfreesboro
Man suffers a major head injury after assault in Murfreesboro

A 42 year old Murfreesboro man suffered a major head injury after a recent assault.

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Children in Crisis
Children in Crisis

When a child or young person is experiencing a mental health crisis, response time by a trained youth crisis specialist is of the essence.

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TN Health Dept. warns of mosquito bites while traveling in the Bahamas
TN Health Dept. warns of mosquito bites while traveling in the Bahamas

"Travelers should understand mosquitoes can bite any time of the day or night and can bite both indoors and outdoors," said Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, director of the TDH Vector-Borne Disease program.

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It's a Marshmallow World in the Boro!
It's a Marshmallow World in the Boro!

Here are some photos from today's snow showers provided by NewsRadio WGNS Reporter Jackson Jones!

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State of Emergency Declared in Tennessee in Anticipation of Snow
State of Emergency Declared in Tennessee in Anticipation of Snow

With the threat of significant winter weather, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a Level III State of Emergency.

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Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving
Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving

Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.

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Tennessee Cannabis Coalition and Tennessee NORML helping out the homeless
Tennessee Cannabis Coalition and Tennessee NORML helping out the homeless

Friday evening, two organizations at the front lines of criminal justice reform and cannabis are joining ranks to celebrate this month of holidays and to help out the homeless in Nashville.

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Man allegedly kills woman, son and family dog and then drives to Murfreesboro area
Man allegedly kills woman, son and family dog and then drives to Murfreesboro area

After the reported murders took place, Anderson drove to Rutherford County around 4:00 on Monday morning. He then knocked on several doors asking if the home was a safe place to stay because he was in trouble.

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Future plans for the Jordan Farm Property to be discussed in open house
Future plans for the Jordan Farm Property to be discussed in open house

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed soccer practice facility under consideration for development on the Jordan Farm Property.

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Tennessee Health Department warning of diet supplements
Tennessee Health Department warning of diet supplements

"We strongly encourage people who believe they need energy, weight loss or any other such products to talk with their doctor before using them," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

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Man accused of cutting his step father with a knife to be sentenced this Friday in Murfreesboro
Man accused of cutting his step father with a knife to be sentenced this Friday in Murfreesboro

The man convicted in a Rutherford County Courtroom this past September with attempted voluntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault will be sentenced this Friday.

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Incoming Syrian Refugees plan in Tennessee on HOLD
Incoming Syrian Refugees plan in Tennessee on HOLD

On Monday afternoon, Governor Haslam announced that he would be requesting a suspension of refugee placement in Tennessee until the federal government was willing to work more closely with the state of Tennessee in the vetting process.

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More Correctional Officers in Tennessee are being attacked on the job
More Correctional Officers in Tennessee are being attacked on the job

The Tennessee Department of Correction says there have been 32 assaults on correctional officers in the last 28 days, with hospitalization required in three of the attacks.

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

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

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Turkey Tee Off in Rutherford County benefits the Child Advocacy Center
Turkey Tee Off in Rutherford County benefits the Child Advocacy Center

"It's turkey season in Middle Tennessee!" announced Phillip Smith of Smith's Painting. The 5th annual 'Turkey Tee Off' golf tournament will be held on Saturday, November 7...

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Tennessee Department of Health warns of Sleep-related infant deaths
Tennessee Department of Health warns of Sleep-related infant deaths

The infant mortality rate in 2013 was down to 6.8 per 1,000 births, the lowest infant mortality rate ever in Tennessee. That is the most recently available data.

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Tennessee is ranked 29th in country for deer collisions
Tennessee is ranked 29th in country for deer collisions

Tennessee drivers are about four percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm.

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All 95 Tennessee counties have adopted their annual budget resolutions by August 31
All 95 Tennessee counties have adopted their annual budget resolutions by August 31

In the past, it was not uncommon for some Tennessee counties to operate without a current budget into October.

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Tennessee Democratic Party Chair comments on Planned Parenthood Meeting
Tennessee Democratic Party Chair comments on Planned Parenthood Meeting

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement on today's planned meeting on Planned Parenthood:

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College Savings Plans for Tennessee Parents
College Savings Plans for Tennessee Parents

TNStars® 529 College Savings Program is pleased to announce the success of the first qualifying period for Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars Program (TIPS).

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TNDP: Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Calls for Republican Leadership to Do Something...Anything to Rein in Rick Womick
TNDP: Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Calls for Republican Leadership to Do Something...Anything to Rein in Rick Womick

From the Democratic Party of Tennessee: Fresh on the heels of calling for Governor Haslam's impeachment, Republican State Representative Rick Womick (R-Rockvale) has sent a letter to County Clerks across Tennessee urging them to break the law and refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

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Tennessee's waiver request from certain provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind
Tennessee's waiver request from certain provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind

Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen Thursday applauded the U.S. Department of Education's approval of Tennessee's waiver request from certain provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

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TN Retreat for Arthritic Children: Camp AcheAway
TN Retreat for Arthritic Children: Camp AcheAway

Among those attending is the daughter of Trish Bryant of Murfreesboro, who says the camp provides a safe place for children with juvenile arthritis to be themselves and have fun.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...

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It now cost more to get a copy of your birth certificate
It now cost more to get a copy of your birth certificate

The Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Vital Records is increasing fees charged for providing birth and death certificates.

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Local Reaction to SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling
Local Reaction to SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

In a historic development for gay rights and the institution of marriage, the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. We have local and statewide reaction.

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Help and awareness for Post Traumatic Stress in Tennessee
Help and awareness for Post Traumatic Stress in Tennessee

"Many Tennesseans have had their safe, routine lives changed by traumatic events such as ice storms, floods, tornadoes, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other events," said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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Eagleville, the safest city in Tennessee
Eagleville, the safest city in Tennessee

Eagleville, Tennessee is actually the safest place to be. According to a recent survey that picked the safest cities in the Volunteer State, Eagleville, which is home to only around 600 people, was ranked just that - the safest city (Movoto.com).

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Pilot project goal is to improve treatment and recovery for Tennesseans with mental illness
Pilot project goal is to improve treatment and recovery for Tennesseans with mental illness

Tennessee's Mental Health Institutes serve more than 7,000 people annually, individuals who are experiencing some of the most unstable periods in their lives in terms of mental illness.

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Registration for Middle Half is Monday
Registration for Middle Half is Monday

Registration for the ninth annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon ("The Middle Half") will open Monday, June 1st.

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24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case
24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case

NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).

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LaVergne woman pleads GUILTY to felony charge in Federal Court
LaVergne woman pleads GUILTY to felony charge in Federal Court

Christine Smith, 49, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of possessing counterfeit securities, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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TN Dept. of Health warns of heat strokes among children
TN Dept. of Health warns of heat strokes among children

"Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars."

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Alexander to EPA: Obama Plan that Favors Wind, Solar Over Nuclear Hurts Tennessee
Alexander to EPA: Obama Plan that Favors Wind, Solar Over Nuclear Hurts Tennessee

At a budget hearing yesterday on the president's fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that incentivizing wind and solar energy over nuclear power penalizes states and utilities, such as Tennessee...

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Special Message from Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Special Message from Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

The mental health of our children, like their physical health, starts from the beginning. The first five years of life are most important, but always know it's never too late to seek help.

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Tennessee to screen more newborns for rare conditions or illnesses
Tennessee to screen more newborns for rare conditions or illnesses

In 2014, the State Public Health Laboratory conducted screenings for 80,542 newborns in Tennessee. Of these, 151 were identified with diseases or disorders.

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Linda and Mike Stuart Stop In 'Boro After 5,064 Miles On Bicycle
Linda and Mike Stuart Stop In 'Boro After 5,064 Miles On Bicycle

Why not make your retirement years unique and fun? When Linda and Mike Stuart retired last July (2014), they sold everything and bought two bicycles. Since that time, those wheels have rolled 5,064 miles.

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Tennessee Democratic Party Names New Director of Finance
Tennessee Democratic Party Names New Director of Finance

The Tennessee Democratic Party is pleased to announce the hiring of Lindsay Coleman as Director of Finance. Coleman will lead the Party's fundraising efforts and coordinate fundraising events across the state.

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Eagleville Safest City in Tennessee
Eagleville Safest City in Tennessee

An area real estate blog has named Eagleville the safest city in Tennessee. The city's crime index is 99, with 100 being the safest.

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TN Gov. Haslam says he wants to raise teacher pay

Tennessee teachers are hopeful after Governor Bill Haslam proposed spending $100 million for teacher salary increases during his annual State of the State address Monday night.

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Covering the uninsured and low income in Tennessee
Covering the uninsured and low income in Tennessee

Projections for enrollment in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year.

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Voting for the TDOT Dynamic Message Sign Contest
Voting for the TDOT Dynamic Message Sign Contest

The entries were narrowed down to 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.

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Report card on the state education system ranks TN 37th in math

State Collaborative Reforming Education, or SCORE has released its annual State of Education in Tennessee report.

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Wine in Grocery Stores Could Come Sooner
Wine in Grocery Stores Could Come Sooner

A Nashville Democrat is proposing legislation that would allow wine to be grocery stores this July. You'll recall last November, wine in grocery stores passed in Murfreesboro and Smyrna.

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Vehicle Vs. AT&T Store in Murfreesboro
Vehicle Vs. AT&T Store in Murfreesboro

A vehicle ran into the front of the AT&T Wireless store on South Church Street.

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Chapter 1 of Murfreesboro 2035, 'Planning Context,' unveiled
Chapter 1 of Murfreesboro 2035, 'Planning Context,' unveiled

The City of Murfreesboro presents Chapter 1, Planning Context, to the community Tuesday as part of a participatory process to develop its 20-year comprehensive plan.

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Lawmakers to get a small bump in pay
Lawmakers to get a small bump in pay

Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.

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Businesses, beware of new SCAM
Businesses, beware of new SCAM

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee corporations about a potentially misleading solicitation sent from an organization called the "Tennessee Council for Corporations."

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As heroin grows in popularity, authorities have found heroin laced with fentanyl
As heroin grows in popularity, authorities have found heroin laced with fentanyl

TBI crime labs have received several samples of heroin laced with fentanyl and pure fentanyl packaged as heroin.

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Local elected officials to address drug epidemic across the state from hospital in Murfreesboro
Local elected officials to address drug epidemic across the state from hospital in Murfreesboro

It's estimated that nearly five-percent of adults in Tennessee (about 221,000) have abused pain medications in the past year for non-medical purposes, and of those nearly 70,000 are addicted and require treatment.

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Curiosity Reigned At MTSU's
Curiosity Reigned At MTSU's "Math and Science" Conference

The 18th annual "Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference" on Saturday (9/20/20140 at MTSU attracted curious middle and high school females.

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Helping others by staying active in Tennessee?

Many Tennesseans who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders are dedicating themselves to getting more active.

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Visiting beautiful Cannon County, TN
Visiting beautiful Cannon County, TN

Cannon County boasts around 14,000 residents in its hill country, but with a slightly lower level in populace compared to most Tennessee counties, it breaks barriers in its authenticity.

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Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award
Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award

Ketron sponsored Tennessee's "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011" to cut off the support for terrorists who are planning to commit acts in Tennessee...

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American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations on E-cigarettes
American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations on E-cigarettes

"Nicotine is a dangerous and highly addictive chemical no matter what form it takes - conventional cigarettes or some other tobacco product," said association President Elliott Antman, M.D.

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MTSU President McPhee helps new students move into dorms
MTSU President McPhee helps new students move into dorms

Halfway up seven-story Corlew Hall in the heart of the MTSU campus, university President Sidney A. McPhee made his way to Caleb Wilson's new room for the next year.

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Smyrna man accused of sex with minor
Smyrna man accused of sex with minor

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, Tennessee man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County, Tennessee.

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Scott Walker taks to Dr. Christopher Dunlap and Jillian Polkow at the St. Louise Clinic about the Affordable Care Act and Insurance
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United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...

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United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...

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Tennessee pays off over $190-million in general obligation bonds
Tennessee pays off over $190-million in general obligation bonds

The State of Tennessee completed the sale of just over $190 million worth of general obligation bonds today at some of the lowest interest rates in Tennessee history.

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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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Homeless women in Rutherford County are on the move everyday with The Way of Hope
Homeless women in Rutherford County are on the move everyday with The Way of Hope

It's hard to imagine moving from church to church, building to building every night.

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Commissioner for the  Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services releases special statement
Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services releases special statement

"Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide..."

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August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote
August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote

The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?

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Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend!
Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend!

The first Sales Tax Holiday was August 4-6, 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday. 

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

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

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Alan Farley Next Election Administrator
Alan Farley Next Election Administrator

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

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Final Vintage Baseball Game of Season This Sunday!

The final game at the Sam Davis Home for the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball is a double header beginning at noon on Sunday, July 27 at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.

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Have you had a Polio vaccination? You may need it.

The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries...

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Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall County Road Projects total more than $50,000,000
Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall County Road Projects total more than $50,000,000

Recent Tennessee Department of Transportation Projects in Middle Tennessee are costly to taxpayers in our area. In fact, the cost is well over $50-million in Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall Counties. 

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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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SURF-ing through body fluids at MTSU?
SURF-ing through body fluids at MTSU?

An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.

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Smart phone microscopes and worm farming - Two interesting topics in Murfreesboro
Smart phone microscopes and worm farming - Two interesting topics in Murfreesboro

"Worm Farming at Home" is the topic on Tuesday, July 1. It will be presented by Mimi Kiesling, from Rutherford County Environmental Education. 

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Recent quarter theft from Mapco Gas Station on S. Church may be SOLVED
Recent quarter theft from Mapco Gas Station on S. Church may be SOLVED

A patio table that belonged to Kroger on Northfield Boulevard, a roll of quarters from a theft at Mapco on South Church Street, someone else’s wallet, two tool sets from O’Reilly’s were all tell-tell signs...

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State Representative Joe Carr signs letter asking TN Education Commissioner to RESIGN
State Representative Joe Carr signs letter asking TN Education Commissioner to RESIGN

State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...

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PETA suggests the man who allegedly ate a portion of his victim in Manchester should be given vegetarian diet in jail
PETA suggests the man who allegedly ate a portion of his victim in Manchester should be given vegetarian diet in jail

The animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a letter to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves regarding 37 year-old Gregory Scott Hale.

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Constitutional Amendments in Tennessee to be on November Ballot

As a convenience to Tennessee voters, the Secretary of State's office has posted the four proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 4 ballot.

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Tennessee Dept. of Health CONFIRMS They are Investigating Cases of
Tennessee Dept. of Health CONFIRMS They are Investigating Cases of "Chikungunya"

Multiple people from Tennessee recently traveled to the Caribbean, where the illness is now a widespread epidemic with over 100,000 suspected cases. Now, cases in Tennessee are being investigated. 

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Tennessee residents will be hit hard with new carbon dioxide emission laws
Tennessee residents will be hit hard with new carbon dioxide emission laws "$$$"

Tennessee’s electric cooperatives express concern following the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed guidelines that will limit emissions from thousands of existing power plants, including 11 coal plants operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Beware: Tennessee apparently a dangerous state for walkers
Beware: Tennessee apparently a dangerous state for walkers

Overall, Tennessee ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths in the decade from 2003 to 2012.

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Memorial Day Traffic Crashes Claim 5 Lives

NASHVILLE - The numbers are in from the state Department of Safety on the Memorial Day travel period. Five people were killed on Tennessee roadways during the holiday weekend. None of those deaths occurred in Rutherford County.

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

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

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

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

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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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Measles are BACK in Tennessee
Measles are BACK in Tennessee

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

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Another Jewelry Theft in Murfreesboro

One of the sentimental rings that was stolen was a wedding ring, valued at over $6,500.

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Rutherford Cable to honor 14 Women on Thursday

The ATHENA International Leadership Award was founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz. The ATHENA non-profit organization seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspiring them to reach their full potential and create balance in leadership worldwide.

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TN Department of Health says get a vaccination against measles

“Our mission is to protect the health of Tennesseans, wherever they are. We don’t want people to let down their guard about diseases they may encounter in other parts of the world..."

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

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

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Woman charged with 8th "Driving on Suspended" Charge, Other woman charged with 4th DUI

A Murfreesboro woman pulled over for a lane change violation ended up going to jail when police realized she had 7 prior driving on a suspended license charges.

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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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Man accused of
Man accused of "Aggravated Robbery" in Johnson City, TN arrested in Murfreesboro

After police placed the subject in handcuffs, they searched the bathroom he was in prior to being arrested. In that bathroom, officers found a cell phone that was said to link him to an aggravated robbery...

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

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

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

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

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Blaze QB Jennings Picks Vols
Blaze QB Jennings Picks Vols

Blackman standout Jauan Jennings has committed to play football at the University of Tennessee. He chose Knoxville over Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ohio State and Northwestern during a press conference at Blackman High.

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Blaze QB Jennings Picks Vols
Blaze QB Jennings Picks Vols

Blackman standout Jauan Jennings has committed to play football at the University of Tennessee. He chose Knoxville over Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ohio State and Northwestern during a press conference at Blackman High.

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

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

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LaVergne ranked as one of the TOP places in the nation for home ownership
LaVergne ranked as one of the TOP places in the nation for home ownership

La Vergne has been named one of the top places for home ownership in Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.

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Correction: Congressman DesJarlais will be in Murfreesboro this Saturday, Gov. Haslam will not...
Correction: Congressman DesJarlais will be in Murfreesboro this Saturday, Gov. Haslam will not...

This is the 85th annual “General Conference of the National Guard Association of Tennessee.” The event will be at the Embassy Suites. 

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Another
Another "Drivers License Checkpoint" has been planned for Rutherford County

Another drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.

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

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

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Got old shoes? Recycle them for those in need!

“Murfreesboro is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives...” 

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander comments on increasing minimum wage for federal employees and Joe Carr for Senate comments on Common Core Standards

“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."

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State to fight decision forcing Tennessee to recognize same sex marriage of 3 couples
State to fight decision forcing Tennessee to recognize same sex marriage of 3 couples

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office claims they are appealing a federal decision forcing Tennessee to recognize same sex marriages of three couples.

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Same Sex Marriage in Tennessee Cleared for Three Couples

Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger ordered Tennessee state officials to recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples during consideration of their lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s constitutional amendment...

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 MTSU opens $16M Student Services and Admissions Center, MT One Stop
MTSU opens $16M Student Services and Admissions Center, MT One Stop

Located on Blue Raider Drive, the 58,000-square-foot facility with brick exterior opened for students and visitors. Added features include an approximately 270-foot bridge extending to the Student Union and an approximately 35-foot bridge connecting the east side of the new building to an adjacent parking deck for the MTSU Boulevard Garage.

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Man who stole from Jim's Coin Service in Murfreesboro must pay back $833.33 per month for 72-months when released from prison
Man who stole from Jim's Coin Service in Murfreesboro must pay back $833.33 per month for 72-months when released from prison

A man who plead guilty to theft of property in Rutherford County and was ordered to pay back $60,000 as restitution has asked the courts to lower the amount of money he was ordered to pay each month.

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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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Legislation on Common Core Data Collection of Student Information in Tennessee

One of the main criticisms of the standards is that they could lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government. Dunn’s proposal seeks to prevent that.

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FREE Early childhood screenings in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro City Schools are offering a “FREE” early childhood screenings for children ages 2 and a half years old to 4-years of age.

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Oops: Plumber accidently started fire at Motel 6 in Murfreesboro... It happens
Oops: Plumber accidently started fire at Motel 6 in Murfreesboro... It happens

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say that a fire at the Motel 6 located at 148 Chaffin Place started with a plumber soldering pipe in a first floor bathroom.

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More shingles stolen in Murfreesboro

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

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So where does Tennessee rank on the fat state list?

Tennessee remains among the top ten most obese states in America, according to a Gallup poll. The group compiles the list every year. 

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Alleged Road Rage incident reported in Murfreesboro

According to a Murfreesboro Police report, a 6-month old baby was injured in a road rage incident. Evidently, another motorist who was named in the report, is accused of throwing a cologne bottle...

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Proposed bill in Tennessee would limit over the counter sales of certain cold medications and / or allegedly medications

The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers.

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Sex offenders in Tennessee may soon see special driver's licenses marked by their offense

Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver’s license in Tennessee? The idea received a good bit of debate last week on Capitol Hill.

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Local guest included State Senator Bill Ketron, State Representatives Joe Carr, Rick Womick and Mike Sparks
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Senator Mae Beavers who once represented Rutherford County commented on Common Core Standards - Highlighting Murfreesboro City Schools
Senator Mae Beavers who once represented Rutherford County commented on Common Core Standards - Highlighting Murfreesboro City Schools

"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."

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Say What?
Say What? "Fines for Texting While Driving" could jump from $50 to $1,000 in TN

here’s a new push for stiffer penalties for people caught texting while driving. A House subcommittee wants to increase the fine for a second offense to up to $1,000.

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State of Tennessee Trying to be MORE OPEN

The State of Tennessee has re-launched its transparency website in an effort to offer more user-friendly information to taxpayers.

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Not Good News: Poll Claims Tennessee Is 7th Most Miserable State
Not Good News: Poll Claims Tennessee Is 7th Most Miserable State

The state’s violent crime rate of 643.6 incidents per 100,000 residents was the highest in the nation in 2012 according to the poll. 

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Interesting Campaign Idea: Joe Carr for Senate Campaign to Raffle Off Handgun
Interesting Campaign Idea: Joe Carr for Senate Campaign to Raffle Off Handgun

UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1. 

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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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FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Focus on Health Protection?

In a few weeks, thousands of students from across Tennessee will arrive at spring break destinations, primed for fun and adventure. How those students plan and prepare for these trips may affect their immediate safety and future health.

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What's the Rating at Your Favorite Restaurant? How Does the State Handle Food Inspections?
What's the Rating at Your Favorite Restaurant? How Does the State Handle Food Inspections?

“We do scheduled and unannounced inspections to ensure rigorous safety and sanitary standards are always followed,” said Hugh Atkins, director of the TN Department of Health Division of General Environmental Health.

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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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Jogger Suffers Non-Life Threatening, but Serious Injuries After Being Hit by Car in Murfreesboro

The victim received non-life threatening, but serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Trees in Downtown Murfreesboro Area to be Replaced
Trees in Downtown Murfreesboro Area to be Replaced

Phase III of the Street Tree Replacement Project to replace street trees in the downtown historic business district will begin late February or early March, weather permitting.

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Jamesha
Jamesha "MeMe" Jackson Commits to Tennessee

The Tennessee Lady Vols pick up another Murfreesboro girls basketball commitment. Blackman junior Jamasha "MeMe" Jackson announced over the weekend she had committed to play college basketball for Tennessee after a weekend visit.

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Jamesha
Jamesha "MeMe" Jackson Commits to Tennessee

The Tennessee Lady Vols pick up another Murfreesboro girls basketball commitment. Blackman junior Jamasha "MeMe" Jackson announced over the weekend she had committed to play college basketball for Tennessee after a weekend visit.

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State Rep Rick Womick Appointed to Rank of Lt. Colonel in the TN State Guard

State Representative Rick Womick (R–Rockvale) was appointed this week to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place in Nashville.

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The Joe Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign Raising Lots of Cash!

The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.

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Farm Credit Helps Hobgood Elementary with Greenhouse
Farm Credit Helps Hobgood Elementary with Greenhouse

Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Chick Knitter and Principal Tammy Garrett with a check for $1,500.  The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.

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Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING
Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING

Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.

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New for the Volunteer State: The Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline

Tennessee families now have a new resource to support their efforts to breastfeed babies. 

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Murfreesboro Man Accused of Stealing Over $12,000 of Jewelry in DeKalb County
Murfreesboro Man Accused of Stealing Over $12,000 of Jewelry in DeKalb County

A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...

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More Progress in Murfreesboro? Homes Officially Torn Down to Make Way for Construction of Two New Walmart Stores in Murfreesboro.
More Progress in Murfreesboro? Homes Officially Torn Down to Make Way for Construction of Two New Walmart Stores in Murfreesboro.

Now, vacant homes that were sold to make way for progress of two new Walmart stores are only a memory on South Church St. at County Farm Road (Joe B. Jackson Pkwy) and Memorial Boulevard in front of the Murfreesboro airport

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State Rep. Joe Carr Speaks Out About Abortion and His Pro-Life Stance
State Rep. Joe Carr Speaks Out About Abortion and His Pro-Life Stance

“I’m the only Republican candidate who can be trusted to fight for the unborn. Senator Alexander sometimes claims to be pro-life, but he has made it clear on repeated occasions that he does not support a constitutional amendment protecting life. His unwillingness to stand for the unborn is unfortunate, and yet another reason why he should not be given a third term,” said Joe Carr.

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Oakland A's Pitcher Sonny Gray to Head to the Smyrna Boys and Girls Club on Saturday

A celebration welcoming home Oakland A's Sonny Gray will be held at the Boys & Girls Club (Smyrna Unit) 198 Culbertson Street, in Smyrna, TN this Saturday (January 25) from 6:30PM-8:30PM.

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COURT DATE: Smyrna Police Nab Suspect Who Allegedly Exposed Himself to Young Women in the Area
COURT DATE: Smyrna Police Nab Suspect Who Allegedly Exposed Himself to Young Women in the Area

Four arrest warrants have been served on a man in Smyrna who has allegedly been exposing himself to women and reports indicate the culprit is due in court Tuesday…

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GOAL OF THE NEW YEAR: Help Someone Out, Make a Difference
GOAL OF THE NEW YEAR: Help Someone Out, Make a Difference

Was one of your new year’s resolutions to make a difference in someone’s life? 

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Tennessee is
Tennessee is "2013 State of the Year"

The coolest thing about this story is that Rutherford County played a major role in attaining this status.

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

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

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Proposed State Bill in Tennessee Could Punish Law Officers Who Enforce Federal Gun Laws
Proposed State Bill in Tennessee Could Punish Law Officers Who Enforce Federal Gun Laws

"As introduced, expands and amends the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act to limit federal actions in this state; creates an offense to knowingly enforce or attempt to enforce any federal enactment or enforcement action..."

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Duo in Shoplifting Allegedly Steal $1,400+ in Merchandise from Wally-World in Murfreesboro
Duo in Shoplifting Allegedly Steal $1,400+ in Merchandise from Wally-World in Murfreesboro

According to a Loss Prevention employee of Walmart, two women stole over $1,400 worth of merchandise and simply walked out of the store.

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A New Homeless Shelter Expected in Murfreesboro
A New Homeless Shelter Expected in Murfreesboro

The homeless population appears to be increasing in Rutherford County, but what are individuals doing to make a difference?

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WHAT? Justin Timberlake on the Cover of the
WHAT? Justin Timberlake on the Cover of the "Official" 2014 Tennessee Vacation Guide
“We’re thrilled to showcase Justin Timberlake on the cover of our 2014 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock n’ roll and all that Tennessee offers as the global..."
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Former State Rep. John Hood Named 2013 Business Legend of the Year - Hear Interview... (See Pictures)
Former State Rep. John Hood Named 2013 Business Legend of the Year - Hear Interview... (See Pictures)
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year, and will honor him at the Chamber’s annual Business at its Best celebration on Friday, Feb. 7...
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Armed Robbery in Murfreesboro at Apartment Complex - No Arrests Made
UPDATE: An armed robbery was reported late Monday night on North Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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Slight Decrease of 2.7% in Tennessee Traffic Fatalities for 2013
Slight Decrease of 2.7% in Tennessee Traffic Fatalities for 2013
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced preliminary figures indicating the state has recorded 988 traffic fatalities in 2013. 
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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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Amazon.Com is Now Collecting Taxes in Tennessee
Amazon.Com is Now Collecting Taxes in Tennessee
In a past deal struck with the administration of former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Amazon was absolved from collecting the state sales tax. Customers were responsible for paying them on their own to the state Department of Revenue. That is no longer the case.
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Tennessee Lottery Head has been Recognized by Leading Lottery Trade Organization
Tennessee Lottery Head has been Recognized by Leading Lottery Trade Organization
The president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. is being recognized by a leading lottery trade organization with an award named after her.
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UPDATE: Death of Homeless Man Days Before Christmas - Mother Says She Needs Help with Memorial Service
Pijan told us her son will be cremated. She will then place the urn containing his ashes next to the urns containing her other two children who died at age 8 after being hit by a car and at age 37 while swimming in the Cumberland River. 
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Teachers who Live in Rutherford County, but Teach in Nashville May Have had Identity Stolen
Teachers who Live in Rutherford County, but Teach in Nashville May Have had Identity Stolen
Perhaps you live in Rutherford County, but work in Davidson County as a teacher. If that is the case, your private and personal information could have been stolen by a Nashville man. 
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Ex Titan's Cheerleader Re-Arrested in Murfreesboro on Thursday
Ex Titan's Cheerleader Re-Arrested in Murfreesboro on Thursday
Her charge was “Violation of Probation,” according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. She will have to appear before the courts in Rutherford County on January 16, 2014.
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Projections in Tennessee Showing that State Tax Collections will Likely Increase in 2014
Projections in Tennessee Showing that State Tax Collections will Likely Increase in 2014
The State Funding Board has made its revenue projections for the upcoming budget year. Last week, the board heard from economists who estimated growth of the state’s total general fund collections should range from 2.2 percent to 3.5 percent. 
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Tennessee to Receive $3 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
“By partnering with private industry and universities, the Energy Department is helping to build a strong 21st century transportation sector that cuts harmful pollution, reduces costs for U.S. businesses and leads to a more sustainable energy future..."
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Ever Asked the Question: How does the City of Murfreesboro Operate? Here's Your Answer Folks...
Ever Asked the Question: How does the City of Murfreesboro Operate? Here's Your Answer Folks...
Curious about how your city government works? Want a behind the scenes look at everything from the Police Department to land use planning to the wastewater treatment plant?  
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Sheriff's Department on the Search for a Man Who Allegedly Stole Checks - Have You Seen Him?
Sheriff's Department on the Search for a Man Who Allegedly Stole Checks - Have You Seen Him?
Suspect Matthew Smith, 59, of Charlotte, allegedly stole the checks from mailboxes in the county, said Detective Steve Brown. Smith is about 5-feet-5-inches tall and wears a goatee.
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Hmmm... Ollie Otter is on a Mission to Get High Fives?
Hmmm... Ollie Otter is on a Mission to Get High Fives?
Ollie Otter is continuing his quest for high fives from students across the state of Tennessee with a visit to several elementary schools in La Vergne next week. 
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New Cheese Plant to Locate Off I-24 in Nearby Manchester, TN
New Cheese Plant to Locate Off I-24 in Nearby Manchester, TN
This of course could represent new jobs for not only Coffee County residents, but perhaps those living in Rutherford County as well. 
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Volunteers and Toys Needed for Toys for Tots Toy Drive - Call Today to Help
Volunteers and Toys Needed for Toys for Tots Toy Drive - Call Today to Help
The Toys for Tots drive is underway now in Murfreesboro and Smyrna. The toys that are collected will be distributed on December 14th to children in need. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED...
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More News on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
More News on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
WGNS paid a visit to the Islamic mosque off of Bradyville Pike a week and a half ago to speak to the Imam and to do a follow up story on how the community has accepted their religion, but he did not want to go on the air.
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Amazing Exhibit from the State of Tennessee on Slavery in the Volunteer State
Amazing Exhibit from the State of Tennessee on Slavery in the Volunteer State
Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what happened to them before, during, and after the Civil War.
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MORE: Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro Able to Buy Needed Educational Equiptment
MORE: Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro Able to Buy Needed Educational Equiptment
Candidate for County Commission Phil Griffin told WGNS that he was excited to see TN Governor Bill Haslam announce a $625,000 grant to help fund needed equipment in the field of education in Rutherford County...
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Have You Ridden the Bus to Nashville?
Have You Ridden the Bus to Nashville?
It was 5:50 a.m. on a cold and blustery day when around 20 riders gathered at North Boulevard Church of Christ to board one of the region’s most convenient bus services to Nashville’s downtown Metropolitan Transit Authority hub known as the Music City Central.
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MTSU Raiders to Wear Special BLACKOUT Uniforms on Tuesday Night
MTSU Raiders to Wear Special BLACKOUT Uniforms on Tuesday Night
Tipoff for Tuesday’s game is set for 7 p.m. Ticket information can be found on GoBlueRaiders.com, the official website of MTSU Athletics.
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Blood Drive in Murfreesboro on Dec. 12th
Georgia Career Institute will host a Red Cross blood drive at the school on Dec 12th from 10 AM – 2:30 PM.
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Those Driving on a Revoked License Apparently Keep Driving in Tennessee
Those Driving on a Revoked License Apparently Keep Driving in Tennessee
For the 4th time a Readyville man has been arrested and charged with Driving on a Revoked License.
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Murfreesboro Police Give Out Information That May Help You Avoid Being a VICTIM This Christmas Season!
Murfreesboro Police Give Out Information That May Help You Avoid Being a VICTIM This Christmas Season!
The holiday season is a time when people can become vulnerable to theft and other crimes. The Murfreesboro Police Department will have officers conducting bicycle patrol, foot patrol, undercover operations, and traffic enforcement throughout the city throughout the holiday season.
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WGNS Spoke to Two Homeless Persons who Told us they were THANKFUL this Thanksgiving... (Audio and Pictures)
WGNS Spoke to Two Homeless Persons who Told us they were THANKFUL this Thanksgiving... (Audio and Pictures)
Thanksgiving is here and many Rutherford County residents are counting their blessings. 58-Year old Debbie Nichols and her 32-year old son Lance told us what they are thankful for…
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Rutherford County Residents are Blessed with Employment - WGNS Toured Parthenon Metal Works in LaVergne - See Pictures
Rutherford County Residents are Blessed with Employment - WGNS Toured Parthenon Metal Works in LaVergne - See Pictures
Many people have driven past Parthenon Metal Works since the early 1970’s, but have never been inside. 
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$50,000 Mini Excavator Stolen from Murfreesboro Construction Site
$50,000 Mini Excavator Stolen from Murfreesboro Construction Site
According to an M-P-D incident report the thieves behind the theft may not be so lucky. 
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Suspect Charged for 6th Time With
Suspect Charged for 6th Time With "Driving on Revoked," The Car That Was Not Registered Was Released to a Friend
We have reported on past arrests involving motorist who have received six DUI’s or more. We have also reported on residents who have had ten or more “Driving on a Revoked” License charges.
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Two Murfreesboro Fire Trainees Graduate 10-Week Recruit Class
Two Murfreesboro Fire Trainees Graduate 10-Week Recruit Class
“We are proud of these two gentlemen and what they accomplished over the last 10 weeks,” said Assistant Chief Swader. “We look forward to seeing how they apply the knowledge and skills they obtained in class.”
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New Laws Help Tennessee Earn High Marks in Protecting Children from Sex Trafficking
New law helped Tennessee earn better marks in protecting minors: New law removes as a defense ignorance or mistake of fact concerning the age of a minor to the offenses of patronizing prostitution and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor...
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INTERESTING: Swap and Shop has been On the Airwaves Since 1947 (With Audio and Pictures)
INTERESTING: Swap and Shop has been On the Airwaves Since 1947 (With Audio and Pictures)
It gives listeners a chance to experiance what radio was like int the 1940's and 1950's. You could almost say, it was the CraigsList of the era during that time frame. It gave folks a chance to instantly sell their car, their house, their bike, etc. Today, the form of communication still works great for some. 
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Tennessee Catching Developmental Problems in Low Income Children Faster When Compared to Other States
A recent report shows Tennessee is leading most states when it comes to screening low-income children for developmental issues. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released the report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on Monday.
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Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Named Some of the BEST Cities for Job Seekers in Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Named Some of the BEST Cities for Job Seekers in Tennessee
A website called “NerdWallet.com” has named Smyrna, Murfreesboro and LaVergne as some of the best cities for job seekers. 
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New Tennessee Highway Patrolman Over 12-County Nashville District
New Tennessee Highway Patrolman Over 12-County Nashville District
Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today named Brian Lawson the new captain of the 12-county Nashville District which includes Rutherford County...
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MPD Find Blood Throughout the Home, Spinal Cord Injuries at Murfreesboro Address
MPD Find Blood Throughout the Home, Spinal Cord Injuries at Murfreesboro Address
The 55-year old female who was unconscious and badly injured, was said to have fallen down a flight of stairs in the house, according to police on Wednesday. 
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Man Sweating Profusely in the Nude Arrested for Alleged Vandalism in Murfreesboro
Man Sweating Profusely in the Nude Arrested for Alleged Vandalism in Murfreesboro
Police went to a home on Woods Edge Drive to investigate a disturbance where the guest of a home allegedly vandalized a home. 
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The Filipino Community is Several Thousand Strong in Tennessee and They Have a Goal of Helping Others in Murfreesboro and Beyond
The Filipino Community is Several Thousand Strong in Tennessee and They Have a Goal of Helping Others in Murfreesboro and Beyond
The Filipino Community is striving in Tennessee and few people realize their place of origin is well represented in Rutherford County. 
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Photographers Dream Camera Snatched from the Front Porch in Picturesque Murfreesboro
Photographers Dream Camera Snatched from the Front Porch in Picturesque Murfreesboro
A pricey Cannon camera was stolen from the front porch of a local resident’s home in Murfreesboro. This is not your average camera though
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Local School Evacuated After Gas Line Ruptures in Murfreesboro
Local School Evacuated After Gas Line Ruptures in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 2 and Engine 1 responded to a gas leak at 2320 Southgate Boulevard (Rutherford Academy) just after 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.
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Local Attorney Announces His Intention to Run For Chancery Court Judge
Local Attorney Announces His Intention to Run For Chancery Court Judge
Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson announced today that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Chancery Court Judge in Tennessee's 16th judicial district during the May 6, 2014 Rutherford County primary. 
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The 150th Anniversary of the Capturing of Sam Davis in Smyrna
The 150th Anniversary of the Capturing of Sam Davis in Smyrna
“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis Nov. 22-24 at the Sam Davis Home.
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Wednesday is
Wednesday is "Lights On Afterschool Day" in Tennessee?
Governor Bill Haslam has named October 17th as Lights On Afterschool Day in Tennessee to recognize the state’s afterschool programs’ role in enhancing learning and keeping children safe and less likely to engage in risky behavior. 
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New Conservative Group Known as
New Conservative Group Known as "BEAT LAMAR" Make Endorsement of Joe Carr
Monday, a group known as "BEAT LAMAR" made an announcement about the Joe Carr campaign.
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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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Rutherford County Clerk Office in Eagleville Now Officially OPEN (With Audio)
Rutherford County Clerk Office in Eagleville Now Officially OPEN (With Audio)
Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Crowell helped to open the new branch office in the Eagleville City Hall on Monday. WGNS was there and this is what County Clerk Crowell told us...
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Monday is the Opening of a New Rutherford County Clerk Branch Office in Eagleville
Monday is the Opening of a New Rutherford County Clerk Branch Office in Eagleville
Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell has announced the new branch office in the Eagleville City Hall will open Monday, September 9, 2013. 
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Is This Bad? Tennessee Has One of the Highest Combined Local and State Taxes
Is This Bad? Tennessee Has One of the Highest Combined Local and State Taxes

Five states do not have a statewide sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Of these, Alaska and Montana allow local leaders to charge local sales taxes.

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Touching Photographic Exhibit at MTSU: “Afghanistan: Through the Eyes of a Soldier
Touching Photographic Exhibit at MTSU: “Afghanistan: Through the Eyes of a Soldier"
Since his return to the States, Bunch has exhibited his photos, along with looped video footage from his “helmet cam,” at a Nashville gallery while he works toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and more appearances on the dean’s list.
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Sparks Comments on 1,000 New Jobs Coming to Tennessee
Sparks Comments on 1,000 New Jobs Coming to Tennessee
Gov. Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean along with UBS officials announced Wednesday the company will establish a shared services center in Nashville. 
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Gas Prices Dip: 12-cents in 'Boro, 3-cents in TN
After a shocking 27-cent jump in gas prices last week in Murfreesboro, discounters came down 12-cents per gallon this week.
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Final Interview Dealing with Local Homeless Persons in Murfreesboro, TN
Final Interview Dealing with Local Homeless Persons in Murfreesboro, TN
Our video interviews with local homeless persons living on the street in Murfreesboro comes to a close this weekend with one final interview (below). 
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CrimeStoppers Honors 6 Lawmen
On Monday (7/22/2013) CrimeStoppers of Rutherford County held its annual banquet at the Smyrna Town Centre and six officers were honored..
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Uncle Dave Macon Days This Weekend (Audio Included)

Dan Henley from Mississippi who has only been playing the banjo for two years will hit the stage on Sunday…

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Common Core Summer Trainings for Local Teachers Continues - What is Common Core?

The Tennessee Department of Education is hosting a second round of Common Core summer trainings for teachers. 

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Some Parents to Lose $15-Per Child / Per Week in Tennessee
According to the department’s projections, ending the allowance for dependent children will save the state $40 million per year.
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Probe by Tennessee Senators, Representatives Finds 30 of 98 Medicare Suppliers in Tennessee Not Licensed by State
Members of the Tennessee United States congressional delegation announced that their inquiry into whether the administration awarded Medicare contracts to businesses not licensed in Tennessee has resulted in the finding that 30 of 98 suppliers were not licensed and will have their contracts voided.
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Teachers to LEARN What Common Core State Standards are All About... Do You Understand What It Is???
Rutherford County teachers to learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms next week. 
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TENNESSEE SAYS: Beware of Your Swimming Pool, Lake, Spa, Public Pool, Creek... (Video)
Recreational Water Illnesses, or RWIs, are caused by germs in the water that are spread to people by swallowing, breathing in vapors of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools...
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Sobriety Checkpoints in Both LaVergne AND Murfreesboro This Weekend
Sobriety Checkpoints will be conducted during the evening hours on some of La Vergne’s most heavily traveled streets. 
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For Now, the State Says it is a Voluntary Program for Businesses... THAT COULD CHANGE!
Participation in the program is voluntary currently, but the state could make it mandatory in the future as part of its comprehensive plan to address the issues uncovered in the comptroller’s audit. 
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Note from Tennessee: This is Minority Health Awareness Month
This annual observance is designed to raise awareness about health issues that affect racial and ethnic minority populations.

 
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$73 Million Overpaid in Unemployment
A new audit says the state overpaid more than $73 million in unemployment benefits. Tennessee’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development has only been able to recover about 20 percent of the total.

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UPDATE: Will school vouchers actually happen in TN?
Lawmakers in Rutherford County remain unsettled when it comes to school vouchers in our state. The question now is... will they pass? 
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UPDATED: "Safe Haven Law" is active in Tennessee - What is it?
Tennessee is one of several states that has passed a ‘safe haven law’ for parents of unwanted newborn children.
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Tennessee may slowly be getting use of prescription drugs under control
A report shows the number of prescriptions for painkillers in Tennessee is on the rise again, but state officials think they may be finally getting control of the epidemic.
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Tennessee Most Depressing
The state of Tennessee has received a real bummer of a distinction. The state was named one of the Most Depressing States in the U.S. by Health Magazine.
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Gas Prices EXPLODE Past Year Ago Level!
It wasn't that many weeks ago that regular gas in the 'Boro was below $3.00 per gallon and falling. Prices have suddenly exploded to the $3.45-$3.55 range locally. In fact, retail gas prices have now surpassed year-ago levels and motorists are now paying more for a gallon of gas than they did in 2012. Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
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Sen. Tracy still eyeing measure to require women thinking about abortion to undergo ultrasound
Sen. Tracy still eyeing measure to require women thinking about abortion to undergo ultrasound
The waiting period aspect of the bill could also bring up constitutional questions because of a 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling that struck down a waiting period for abortions.
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Action Line Podcast "LIVE" from the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic with local doctors
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Tennessee Education Association says it is okay for teachers to carry guns to school in SOME situations
Tennessee Education Association says it is okay for teachers to carry guns to school in SOME situations
The Tennessee Education Association has quietly gone on record supporting a proposal that would allow educators to carry a weapon to class, at least as a last resort.
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Ford of Murfreesboro is #3 largest Mustang Roush dealer in WORLD
Ford of Murfreesboro is #3 largest Mustang Roush dealer in WORLD
Ford of Murfreesboro sells Roush Performance vehicles not only locally but all over the United States.
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UPDATE: Fatal accident involving man who was pushing bike across the street
UPDATE: Fatal accident involving man who was pushing bike across the street
The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating the crash that occurred near 1307 N. Rutherford Blvd. around 8:20 p.m.
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Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday
Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday "Earthquake" preparedness event
The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is a coordinated drill that will take place February 7 at 10:15 a.m. local time.
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Distraction is number one killer of teens when driving
Local State Troopers have a message for parents about their teens in Rutherford County…
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Tennessee sends out statistic that 1 in every 33 babies born have some sort of defect
The state of Tennessee is sending out a list of suggested guidelines for pregnant women to follow in order to have a healthy newborn.
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Murfreesboro’s Tax and Finance Department won its 14th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Murfreesboro’s Tax and Finance Department won its 14th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
"The fund balance was $52.7 million, an increase of $4.3 million. This good news was due to the City’s continued efforts to control costs and growth in our economy." 
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New counties, not yet announced, to be helped by Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Between August 2010 and July 2012, 2,678 juveniles had been screened in the TICSRP across ten (10) counties, resulting in almost 1,400 referrals for mental health, substance abuse, and/or family services.
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Congressman DesJarlais Comments on January Jobs Report
Congressman DesJarlais Comments on January Jobs Report
U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais was at the City Cafe in Murfreesboro where he commented on the state's unemployment rate rising to 7.9 per cent.
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Girls Raised in Tennessee Science Collaborative Project
Girls Raised in Tennessee Science Collaborative Project
The 2013 Girls Raised in Tennessee Science Collaborative Project Annual Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 6-8, in MTSU’s Tom H. Jackson Building.
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Treat Intersections With "OUT" Traffic Signals As 4-WAY STOP!
The storm has created scattered power outages, and some traffic signals are not operating. If you come upon such a signal, TREAT IT AS A 4-WAY STOP.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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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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Teen accused of fleeing from police and hitting up to 80 m.p.h. on Memorial Blvd.
Officer T. Ledford who filed the report stated, “I initiated blue lights and my siren and the vehicle (motorcycle) refused to stop.”
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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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Cost to mail a letter has increased
The cost of mailing a letter has gone up again, after less than a year at 45 cents it will now be 46 cents. As of Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service’s latest rate hike on first class postage stamps went into effect.
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Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle Tennessee Electric’s Board of Directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president. Jones, MTEMC’s Vice President of Communications and Member Services, will succeed Frank Jennings, who has served as president for 11 years and has been with MTEMC for more than 42 years. Chris will be on the WGNS Action Line this Friday at 8:10 A.M.
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Local news was the topic of discussion today
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Ben and Steve Cates on WGNS
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Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
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School safety in Rutherford County a priority in new and existing school plans
School safety in Rutherford County a priority in new and existing school plans
School safety is a priority in the construction of new schools and current schools in Rutherford County. The layout and floor plans for each school in the county system is now in an online database for emergency personnel. County School's Maintenance and Construction Superintendent Gary Clardy told WGNS…
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Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Metro Police in Nashville are asking for the public's assistance in locating two men who are wanted on assault charges. Both men listed their most recent address as being in Murfreesboro, TN. 
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Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from a roof vent and flames shooting from the right roof vent. Crews entered the house and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the kitchen area and attic area above the kitchen.
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Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Murfreesboro Officer M. Payne wrote in a report, “I made contact with the driver, 55-year old Felix Blackwood, who had an odor of an alcoholic intoxicant, red bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.” The officer requested the subject attempt a field sobriety test which he agreed. Blackwood failed the test and was arrested.
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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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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State Budget Proposal Will Not Include Federal Health Care Dollars
State Budget Proposal Will Not Include Federal Health Care Dollars
Governor Bill Haslam says he’ll propose a budget for next year without deciding whether to accept hundreds of millions of federal healthcare dollars.
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TN Lottery is making big bucks
TN Lottery is making big bucks
According to The Tennessean, lottery ticket sales produced $1.3 billion in sales in the latest fiscal year and scratch-offs accounted for more than 80% of total sales. It was the eighth consecutive year of lottery sales growth in Tennessee.
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Train Adventure Less Than 2-Hours Away!
Train Adventure Less Than 2-Hours Away!
About an hour and a half southeast of us is Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM).
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MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
The airplane is housed at Corporate Flight Management’s hangar at the Smyrna Airport. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China also is interested in purchasing maintenance services here. 
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: MTSU Schedule announced for Conference USA
Big news... the schedule for MTSU in the Conference USA has been announced.
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UPDATE: Three bold shoplifting cases, five suspects and one caught
In one store, two males and a female stole over $500 in perfume. In a second case, a suspect stole groceries. To be precise, the man is accused of stealing $505.80 worth of groceries.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Department of Children Services told to release more information about children deaths in the state
The department will have ten days to redact confidential information before the documents are released to the media or the public. 
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Junior League of Murfreesboro seeking women to explore being a part of their 2013 group
Founded locally in 1992, the Junior League of Murfreesboro explores the needs of the community and concentrated on focus areas such as women and children at risk, educational disadvantages, health, voluntarism and quality of life.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.

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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. 
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NAACP in Murfreesboro awards two from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Saturday
NAACP Jerry Anderson award goes to local School Resource Officer and Sheriff Deputy.
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Send WGNS pictures of your car, truck or motorcycle so we can post it for the world to see
Send WGNS pictures of your car, truck or motorcycle so we can post it for the world to see
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com .
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Mary Beth Nevills, Educational Director for Oaklandsexplains why these wedding dress are so special...
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West Main Mission providing lunch to the homeless daily
Jim Hargrove the director of the mission tells us there is a strong need to provide more assistance in Rutherford County to the homeless.
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Special program to help local residents prepare tax returns is FREE
The 2012 VITA sites resulted in 346 accepted tax returns with a total refund amount of $492,000 going back into the communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. This year the United Way and Greenhouse Ministries aim to help even more residents.
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22-Year old Murfreesboro murder suspect is still on the run
Detectives developed 22-year old Domynik Jaleel Green (pictured), also known as “City”, as the main suspect. Warrants for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder were issued for Green. WGNS followed up on this investigation on Friday (1/18/13) and Rutherford County Sheriff Department records show that Green is still on the run and the warrant has not been served.
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TN Governor Wants College Graduation Rates at 55% Instead of 32%
TN Governor Wants College Graduation Rates at 55% Instead of 32%
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to set Tennessee on a path toward boosting college graduation rates from 32% to 55% by 2025. Haslam said in a release this week that he has appointed Randy Boyd, chairman of wireless pet fence maker Radio Systems Corp., to help further that goal as his top higher education adviser. 
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Grandfather Caught with 8-Pounds of Marijuana on I-24 with Grandson in Car
Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
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EXCITEMENT: New Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Opening in February
EXCITEMENT: New Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Opening in February
Excitement is building as the second phase of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s new building nears completion at 1272 Garrison Drive in the Murfreesboro Gateway area.  On February 11, 2013, patients will start to utilize the new 155,000 square feet addition, which is joined to the existing 78,000 square feet facility which opened in 2008.
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Third Homeless Person Attacked in Past 3-Months in Murfreesboro
According to a report filed by the individual, the attackers said the word “country” as they approached him. The attackers hit the victim multiple times. One of the two men threw a beer bottle at the victims head and the second stated that he was armed with a gun.
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Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
The federal government should act now in practicing fiscal responsibility according to State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) who filed a resolution in the Tennessee State Senate urging Congress to immediately adopt a balanced budget.  Forty nine states, including Tennessee, maintain balanced budgets through a constitutional requirement or by state statute.  
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A Pictorial Step Back to the 1900's in Rutherford County
A Pictorial Step Back to the 1900's in Rutherford County
Rutherford County is a community that is rich in history. From Oakland’s Mansion to the Princess Theater, there are so many memories for so many people. Below are photos gathered from around the community that date back to the 1900's. The following photographs below are stored at Shacklett’s Photography on South Church Street in Murfreesboro, TN.
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MT Softball Coach's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer
MT Softball Coach's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer
Middle Tennessee learned it had lost one of its own as Debbie "Moe" Breeden, the wife of head softball coach Jeff Breeden, passed away Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 54.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say that 19 Guns were turned in on Thursday at Guns for Gift Cards Event
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say that 19 Guns were turned in on Thursday at Guns for Gift Cards Event
Chief Glenn Chrisman stated “Due to the success of our first event, we are tentatively planning on having another one in the spring. We want to make our community as safe an environment as possible.” 
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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Prep Games Rescheduled
The icy weather conditions forced high school games to be postponed. The WGNS State Farm Prep Basketball broadcast of Blackman at Siegel has been moved to next Tuesday the 22nd.
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Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. Receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
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K-12 Art Entries Must Be Into BEP Before February 15th
The Business Education Partnership Foundation is accepting art entries now through February 15th from kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
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Rutherford County Government Now has a Deputy Mayor
Rutherford County Government Now has a Deputy Mayor
Retired U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey L. Davidson has been appointed as deputy to the mayor for Rutherford County. Davidson was the Inspector General for the Tennessee National Guard. His first day on the job will be April 29.
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The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro
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Cause of Fire That Destroyed Murfreesboro Home on New Year's Day Has Been Determined
We have more information on a New Year's Day fire that occured in a home at 2527 English Hill Drive off Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro. The Fire Marshal's Office says the blaze appeared to have originated in the fuse box and was unintentional. The house was destroyed. 
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400+ Take Polar Bear Plunge
At 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (1/5/2013) around 400 braved the 38-degree temps and were a part of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department's 10th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom.
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Special Kids to Receive $35,000 Grant
Local nonprofit Special Kids recently received a grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling almost $2.1 million to 56 local nonprofit organizations for a variety of healthy related projects, according to President and CEO Cathy Self.
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Shoppers Expected to be out in Full Force in Rutherford County This Week!
Shoppers are expected to be out in full force this week, looking for those after Christmas bargains! Marci Gonzalez told WGNS that stores will be targeting those who are making returns and those looking for deals.
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MTSU Researcher Perry’s Retro-fit Plug-in Hybrid Car Kit Makes Canada Publication's top-10 List
While visiting a sister in Greenville, S.C. Friday, MTSU engineering technology professor Dr. Charles Perry learned that his plug-in hybrid retrofit kit research project has received international recognition.
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Tennessee Handgun Permit Holders Increase by Over 35,000 in Past Year
End of the year statistics shows that handgun carry permits have greatly increased in 2012.  LegallyArmed.com reports there are 14,278 handgun carry permit holders in Rutherford County. Rutherford County ranks number five in the state for the number of residents with a valid handgun permit.
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Senator Tracy's Community Breakfast Filled With The Christmas Spirit
On Saturday (12/22/2012) State Senator Jim Tracy invited everyone to his Community Christmas Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. All three ballrooms were packed with folks enjoying a full meal and renewing friendships
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What's a "Cash Mob"?
Christmas is a time for bringing families and friends together. It is a time for helping others, but all of this should be held together by the "Reason for the Season".
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What Are The Chances of a White Christmas?
So, what are the chances of a white Christmas on any given year in Middle Tennessee? Since the winter of 1884 and 1885, when snowfall records began in Nashville, snow has fallen 24 times on Christmas Day. Only 10  have been a measurable amount. A measurable amount is one tenth of an inch or more.
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MTSU Beats Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena 56 - 52
MTSU - WINS! On Friday night the Blue Raiders BEAT Vanderbilt at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. MTSU was playing as the home team. The final score was 56 to 52. Chip Walters stated, "and another SEC school goes down!"
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Police Recording More Vehicle Break-Ins as we Near Holidays
There have been a rash of car burglaries in the last month in La Vergne and police are warning residents to lock their vehicles.  Since November, police report 15 cars have been broken into. While the majority of the break-ins occur at night, there have also been some morning burglaries.
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Nissan Donates Leaf Vehicles to MTSU
Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.
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Current Obituary Information

Updated Monday - Friday at 6:40 A.M.

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Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
(615) 893-2422
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Woodfin Funeral Chapels
(615) 893-5151
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

Murfreesboro Funeral Home
(615) 896-2229
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
(931) 685-4200
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Rucker Memorial Chapel
(615) 895-2200
1505 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Scales and Sons Funeral Home
(615) 893-1313
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Hellum Funeral Home
(615) 893-4323
611 S HIGHLAND AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268

Cemetery Maps

Cannon County
Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-3237

Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316

Bedford County

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356

Gowen-Smith Chapel
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372

Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256

Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011

Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445

Coffee County

Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329

Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481

Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963

J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723

Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505

Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486

DeKalb County
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615)597-4321
Fax: (615)597-8321

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Fax: (615)597-5254

Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323

Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173

Marshall County
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233

Warren County
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343

Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428

McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663

Wilson County
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318

Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142

Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459

Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618

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