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Barnabas Vision and the
Barnabas Vision and the "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers In Croatia
Cripple Creek Cloggers In Croatia

As the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their golden anniversary, they are performing in Croatia. The local folk dance troupe shares the Appalachian style of old-time dancing with audiences around the world.

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Suspect in 2013 Smyrna Murder still wanted by the TBI and Police
Suspect in 2013 Smyrna Murder still wanted by the TBI and Police

In 2013, John Bouavong was shot and killed outside of a Smyrna eatery. The man was thought to have been caught in the crossfire of a group fighting outside the Souksavahn Restaurant on Almaville Road.

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Update:
Update: "Bridge Over Broad"

Steel girders are now protruding from both the Old Fort Parkway and Memorial Boulevard sides of the Bridge Over Broad project. Plans call for shutting down all directions of traffic for two=weekends to connect the girders.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

On the mayor's radio show, whenever a listener phones-in a question that needs research, Mayor Shane McFarland searches for the answer. Here are the mayor's responses to questions received on July 12, 2017.

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MTSU Scholarships for Women
MTSU Scholarships for Women

Two MTSU scholars are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship for women who aspire to enter the computer field.

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See SOLAR ECLIPSE At Linebaugh Library
See SOLAR ECLIPSE At Linebaugh Library

Linebaugh Public Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

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Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store
Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store

According to a loss prevention employee, the subject allegedly stole two Apple TV receivers, a Garmin GPS unit, a Google home Wi-Fi system, a speaker sound bar and ironically, a security camera system.

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BRINKLEY ROAD Public Meeting This Tuesday
BRINKLEY ROAD Public Meeting This Tuesday

If you're interested in the proposed improvements to Brinkley Road, the City of Murfreesboro is conducting a public informational meeting at the Blackman Community Club from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening (7/18/2017). The club is located at 4310 Manson Pike.

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Ram's Road Challenges Thru July 22nd
Ram's Road Challenges Thru July 22nd

A challenging traffic week ahead and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through July 22nd.

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Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board
Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board

Stepfather convicted for his role in murdering his 7-year-old son in Christiana, TN in 2004 will be before a parole board in October of this year. The man will be asking for release.

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UPDATE: Do you have clues from the 1977 Stanley Smith Murder Case in Murfreesboro?
UPDATE: Do you have clues from the 1977 Stanley Smith Murder Case in Murfreesboro?

Stanley Smith was shot and killed in 1977. His body was later found on the grounds of the Stones River Battlefield near an old home on Van Cleave Lane.

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The new fiscal year for Rutherford County began July 1st
The new fiscal year for Rutherford County began July 1st

The new fiscal year for Rutherford County, Tennessee began July 1st. Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says the proposed tax rate is $2.68 per $100 in value.

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Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out
Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out

Rutherford County Democratic Party Chairman Matt Ferry says that the organization that he is with stands out strongly against acts of hate crimes in this community.

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MFRD Rules Blackman MS Blaze Accidental--TOTAL LOSS!
MFRD Rules Blackman MS Blaze Accidental--TOTAL LOSS!

Fire Marshall Carl Peas' has completed his investigation into the Sunday night fire in the wresting building at Blackman Middle School. He ruled the incident "ACCIDENTAL" and reports that the detached structure is a total loss.

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"Ragtime, the musical" at the Center for the Arts

If you haven't seen "Ragtime", and enjoy American history and musicals--you don't want to miss it, you will want to check this one out at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. The production continues with Sunday matinees at 2:00PM and 7:30PM evening shows on Friday and Saturday through July 23rd.Â

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RCSO Needs Help Identifying This Man
RCSO Needs Help Identifying This Man

Surveillance video at the Rutherford County Courthouse shows a man breaking into the historic building early Sunday morning. The suspect is believed to be driving a newer model Volvo with a sunroof.

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'Boro NOT On The Sears Holdings' Closing List
'Boro NOT On The Sears Holdings' Closing List

Sears Holdings announced Friday that 43 more stores will be closed in the U.S. this year. Murfreesboro is not on the list, and the only Tennessee store is a Kmart in Jackson.

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Ram's Traffic Jams Through July 15th
Ram's Traffic Jams Through July 15th

Hot summer weather and construction, create traffic jams and frustrated motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about potential areas to avoid today through July 15th.

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39th Uncle Dave Macon Days Continues
39th Uncle Dave Macon Days Continues

The 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is underway at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. Record crowds attended Friday's shows where Billy Henson was honored. Saturday is expected to attract an even larger audience.

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Entice Packs Friday Night Live On Square
Entice Packs Friday Night Live On Square

Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE drew another crowd to the east side of the courthouse with the music of Entice.

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2017 See Increase In 'Boro Single-Family Homes
2017 See Increase In 'Boro Single-Family Homes

Single-family residential detached permits in Murfreesboro continue their upward trend in 2017.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Headed To Croatia
Cripple Creek Cloggers Headed To Croatia

Tennessee's Cripple Creek Cloggers, headquartered in Murfreesboro, will represent the U.S. in the International Folk Festival in Zagreb, Croatia during July 17th through the 24th.

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Bargain Gas--$1.83 Per Gallon
Bargain Gas--$1.83 Per Gallon

Nationally, Independence Day travelers enjoyed the lowest fuel prices in decades. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters offered regular gas at $1.83 per gallon.

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Part of Rockvale History
Part of Rockvale History

The Rockvale Historical Society hosted its first Checkers Tournament at the 91st Annual July 4th 2017 Rockvale Picnic.

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MFRD Now Has Advanced Life Support Capabilities
MFRD Now Has Advanced Life Support Capabilities

Last Friday the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department began responding to medical calls with Advanced Life Support capabilities.

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Cliff Sharp's Book Signing Next Tuesday at Linebaugh
Cliff Sharp's Book Signing Next Tuesday at Linebaugh

Greenhouse Ministries' Founder Cliff Sharp will have a book signing from 10AM to 1PM next Tuesday (7/18/2017) at the Linebaugh Library. He will be signing and selling copies of his book, Cliff's Notes.

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"Ragtime" opens Friday at Center for the Arts

The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on July 7th through the 23rd.

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St. Clair Senior Center OPEN!
St. Clair Senior Center OPEN!

It took about a year to complete the massive renovations at the St. Clair Street Senior Center, but now it has re-opened to serve residents who are 60-years of age or older.

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MTCS' Choaral Director Valerie DeHoff Retiring
MTCS' Choaral Director Valerie DeHoff Retiring

After 33-years, popular choral director Valeria DeHoff is retiring from Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS from the ATF
FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS from the ATF

If there is a group who know about firework's safety, it's the ATF--the bomb people. Here are there tips . . .

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MTSU Alum Builds New Life With Degree
MTSU Alum Builds New Life With Degree

MTSU Alum Jamie Butera is the woman behind a successful construction and development business is using an MTSU education to build a new life for herself.

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Rep. Dawn White Seeking Senate Seat
Rep. Dawn White Seeking Senate Seat

State Representative Dawn White announced that she will be a candidate for the District 13 State Senate seat in the August 2018 Republican Primary. That position is currently held by Bill Ketron, who is seeking the Rutherford County Mayor position.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through July 8th
Ram's Road Warnings Through July 8th

Sizzlin' weather is back this week and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro Motorists where to avoid hot tempers in traffic jams now through July 8th.

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Rockvale 4th of July---91 Years And GROWING!
Rockvale 4th of July---91 Years And GROWING!

Some things age well with time. Checkers, family games like a three-legged race, food and fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Rockvale for ninety-one years.

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St. Clair Senior Center's GRAND Re-Opening Friday, July 28th!
St. Clair Senior Center's GRAND Re-Opening Friday, July 28th!

The grand re-opening of the St. Clair Street Senior Center is set for 2:00 to 4:30 Friday afternoon, July 28th.

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6-Vehicle Crash Started At Franklin Church
6-Vehicle Crash Started At Franklin Church

Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning's six-vehicle crash at the intersection of Fortress and John R. Rice Boulevards (Manson Pike) here in Murfreesboro is believed to have started at a Franklin, Tennessee church.

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40-Year Old Cold Case of Stanley Smith
40-Year Old Cold Case of Stanley Smith

The Cold Case Unit at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has teamed with the TBI to open a 40-year old murder case. On March 25, 1977, the body of 26 year old Stanley Smith was found in an abandoned house off Van Cleve Lane, near the battlefield.

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Gas Prices Drop 2-Cents In 'Boro
Gas Prices Drop 2-Cents In 'Boro

Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Since June 1, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07, 9 cents less than the same period last year, and the lowest since 2005 ($2.03). Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon. That's a 10-cent drop from the previous week.

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"The Great Race" Stops At Cannonsburgh for Lunch

The Central Magnet School "Great Race" team pulled into Cannonsburgh for their lunch break shortly after noon.

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Ram's
Ram's "Summer In The City" Traffic Report

The lazy, crazy days of summer are upon us and construction jobs are rolling--thus traffic is jamming! City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid between today and July 1st.

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Storms Bring Wrecks and Ham Radio Field Day
Storms Bring Wrecks and Ham Radio Field Day

The high winds and rain that blew across Rutherford County Friday afternoon left a rash of crumpled finders in the wake. There were numerous vehicle crashes in all parts of the area.

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Ham Radio FIELD DAY this weekend in Smyrna
Ham Radio FIELD DAY this weekend in Smyrna

The ARRL amateur radio Field Day will take place this Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna. The public is encouraged to drop by and see how ham radio is not only a great hobby, but serves as a worldwide emergency link when needed.

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10 Regional Counties Working Together
10 Regional Counties Working Together

Murfreesboro's John L. Batey and Jerry Dement will be honored at the FARM TO TABLE dinner Sunday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Matthew Stafford Safe and Back Home!
Matthew Stafford Safe and Back Home!

The 16-year old Murfreesboro youth who was reported missing on last week, is now "safe and sound" at home.

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Health Information Breach
Health Information Breach

Saint Thomas Health has notified 2,859 patients about a breach of patient health information that was discovered in April.

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Governor Signs
Governor Signs "Suicide Prevention Training Act"

Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law the Ken and Made Tullis Suicide Prevention Training Act of 2017. The law is schedule to take effect January 1, 2020.

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"Death Penalty" May Be Sought For GA Escapees

The two escapees from Georgia who were captured here in Rutherford County last Thursday evening (6/15/17), appeared in a Putnam County, Georgia court Wednesday. The prosecutor indicated that he would seek the death penalty.

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MTSU Milk To Be Enjoyed By Many
MTSU Milk To Be Enjoyed By Many

A special celebration at the MTSU Creamery on Guy James Road officially opened new opportunities for students studying in the School of Agri-business and Agri-science.

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Murfreesboro earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Murfreesboro earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting...

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Cheapest Gas This Year--$1.96
Cheapest Gas This Year--$1.96

Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year. Tennessee gas prices should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week.

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Shooting In Coffee County
Shooting In Coffee County

Our news partner in neighboring Manchester (WMSR) reports there was a Monday afternoon shooting at the courthouse. Two deputies were shot, and an inmate ran, later shooting and killing himself.

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Ram's Traffic
Ram's Traffic "Hot Spots" This Week

It's construction season, and that means blocked traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells about "hot spot" areas to avoid between today and June 24th.

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Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day
Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day

Saturday is the final day to enjoy the talents of dance troupes at International FolkFest. Free performances 8:30 Saturday morning until 12:30PM around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The final performance is Saturday night at 6:00PM in the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Both Saturday performances are free.

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16-Year Old Matthew Stafford Is Missing
16-Year Old Matthew Stafford Is Missing

Murfreesboro Police have issued a MISSING-RUNAWAY JUVENILE ALERT for a 16-year old white male.

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Braves $7-Million Signee Has 'Boro Connections
Braves $7-Million Signee Has 'Boro Connections

A new Atlanta Braves signee has Murfreesboro connections. Vanderbilt Pitcher Kyle Wright was signed. He also received a $7-million bonus.

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Main Street's SATURDAY MARKETPLACE Is Fun!
Main Street's SATURDAY MARKETPLACE Is Fun!

Main Street Murfreesboro continues to improve the look of this city's historic district, while bringing shoppers into the unique area.

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Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15
Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15

Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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FRIENDS OF STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD Meet Thursday
FRIENDS OF STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD Meet Thursday

Do you have a love for local history? The Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield are having an open house at the visitor's center starting at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday evening (6/22/2017).

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Pruitt Road Resident Sets Record Straight
Pruitt Road Resident Sets Record Straight

Patrick Hale lives in the home where the two convicted felons were arrested Thursday night. The 35-year old pharmaceutical rep wanted to set the records straight.

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Democrats On Square Friday Morning
Democrats On Square Friday Morning

Members of the local Democratic Party have announced that they will be at the Rutherford County courthouse 11:30 this coming Friday morning to discuss the Republican's health care bill.

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TSA Offering PreCheck Thru Friday In 'Boro
TSA Offering PreCheck Thru Friday In 'Boro

It's travel time, and a TSA Pre-Check will speed you through the airport lines. The TSA bus is in front of Bonefish Grill at 500 N. Thompson Lane through Friday (5/16/2017). They will be opening an office in that shopping center.

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Mid-State Gun Store Break-Ins On INCREASE
Mid-State Gun Store Break-Ins On INCREASE

ATF reports that break-ins to gun stores is on the increase, as a Mt. Juliet dealer has 16 handguns stolen.

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Are you a HAM RADIO operator?
Are you a HAM RADIO operator?

Are you a ham radio operator? If you are, would you be interested in serving our community during times of weather emergencies and other disaster related events?

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Two Local MTEMC Linemen Compete
Two Local MTEMC Linemen Compete

Two MTEMC linemen from the Murfreesboro team were a part of the 20th Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo in Huntsville, Alabama on June 9th and 10th.

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly
Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Tennessee gas prices are falling after oil prices suffered big losses during the week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week at $1.98 per gallon.

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FEED AMERICA FIRST Moving Into New Home!
FEED AMERICA FIRST Moving Into New Home!

This coming Friday, Feed America First, a local hunger relief organization based out of Murfreesboro, will move into a new home at 319 Murfreesboro Street.

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MPD Sees
MPD Sees "The Good, Bad and Ugly"

When you look over police reports, you discover the good, the bad and the ugly about a community. Here's a small sampling of some calls local officers have made over the past few days.

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Digital Book Tour at The Avenue June 27th
Digital Book Tour at The Avenue June 27th

Linebaugh Public Library System will host the Digital Bookmobile National Tour from 11:00 o'clock Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning until 5:00 that evening in the Belk parking lot at the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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Southern Joint Replacement Now In Murfreesboro
Southern Joint Replacement Now In Murfreesboro

Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI) has opened a Murfreesboro office in Suite F at 3053 Medical Center Parkway.

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MTSU Reports Strong 1st Quarter Housing Market
MTSU Reports Strong 1st Quarter Housing Market

Tennessee's housing market in the first quarter of 2017 is strong and stable, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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35th International FolkFest Is Officially Underway!
35th International FolkFest Is Officially Underway!

The 35th Annual International FolkFest officially began Monday night with a Welcome Party at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Thanks WB&T--Great Car Show!
Thanks WB&T--Great Car Show!

In celebration of Wilson Bank & Trust's 30th anniversary, the annual Summer Fest and Antique Car Show was held Sunday at Central Magnet School.

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Bonnaroo Was Great For MTSU Multi-Media Students
Bonnaroo Was Great For MTSU Multi-Media Students

Year four of MTSU's partnership with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival closed Sunday, and multimedia students left with many hands-on experiences.

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Saturday Night Stabbing In 'Boro
Saturday Night Stabbing In 'Boro

A stabbing occurred in the Southridge area off South Church Street around 9:00 o'clock Saturday evening.

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35th International FolkFest Is Back!
35th International FolkFest Is Back!

It's back--The Cripple Creek Cloggers is hosting the thirty-fifth International Folkfest. Steve Cates will be on the WGNS Action Line Tuesday morning (6/13/2017) from 8:10-8:35AM.

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Ram's Road Reports
Ram's Road Reports

Spring is in the air and road projects are full throttle. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the 'Boro Crystal Ball and shares where motorists should avoid between now and June 17th.

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MFRD Responds To House Fire Saturday
MFRD Responds To House Fire Saturday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Ladders 6, 7, and 8 and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a fire call at 2511 Gilbert Street around 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

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Gas UP 2-cents!
Gas UP 2-cents!

Nationally, gas prices went up two cents when compared to a week ago. That's exactly what happened in Murfreesboro as well.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

As in the past, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland researches answers for the questions that residents phone to him on his WGNS' radio broadcast. He received two questions dealing with traffic issues on Thompson Lane.

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Sunday Night Shooting College Grove Apartments
Sunday Night Shooting College Grove Apartments

Another shooting in Murfreesboro. At 7:09 Sunday evening Murfreesboro police received a call about a shooting at the College Grove Apartments at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Hot Spots" Through June 10th

Summer's back in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential "hot spots" now through June 10th.

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Congratulations Buchanan Elementary Archery Students
Congratulations Buchanan Elementary Archery Students

Thirty-three Buchanan Elementary School students captured 8th place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program national competition.

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Darius Rucker Helps A Habitat Dream Come True
Darius Rucker Helps A Habitat Dream Come True

Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will partner with Ole South Properties to create Habitat's Home Builders Blitz this coming Wednesday (6/7/2017) morning.

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Secret Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday
Secret Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday

The Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN TOUR is giving new ideas to area residents on Saturday and Sunday.

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Deadline For Federal Drought Loans Is July 3rd
Deadline For Federal Drought Loans Is July 3rd

For those who suffered financial losses as a result of last year's drought, you might be eligile for an SBA Federal disaster loan. The deadline to file is Saturday, July 3, 2017.

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Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN PARTY
Discovery Center's SECRET GARDEN PARTY

The Discovery Center had a perfect evening for their Secret Garden Party at the home of Ellen & Paul Wilson, 1001 East Main Street.

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THANK YOU MAIN STREET
THANK YOU MAIN STREET

Main Street Murfreesboro's FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE rocked the 'Boro Friday night, and the SATURDAY MARKETPLACE is all around the courthouse Sunday morning from 8:00AM to noon.

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Busy Weekend for MAIN ST. MURFREESBORO
Busy Weekend for MAIN ST. MURFREESBORO

This is a busy weekend for MAIN STREET MURFREESBORO. That's the organization that continues to do such a phenomenal job of preserving our local historical architecture. This weekend they bring crowds to the historic square with the season's opening FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE and SATURDAY MARKETPLACE.

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'Boro Gas Starts Week At $2.01
'Boro Gas Starts Week At $2.01

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.11 on Memorial Day. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter was offering regular gas at $2.01.

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Save Oaklands Park Wetlands
Save Oaklands Park Wetlands

There will be an organizational meeting for SAVE OAKLANDS WETLANDS at 6:30 this coming Thursday evening (6/1/2017) in meeting room A at the Patterson Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.

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AMC's $1.2-Billion Acquisition
AMC's $1.2-Billion Acquisition

Chinese owned AMC Entertainment has been given the greenlight by the Department of Justice to complete plans to purchase Carmike Cinemas, including one theatre in Murfreesboro and a second that's under construction.

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City Won't Renew
City Won't Renew "Room In The Inn" Lease

On Friday (5/26/2017) the City of Murfreesboro notified Room in the Inn of the City's decision to not renew its lease agreement with the homeless shelter.

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5 CMS Students In
5 CMS Students In "Great Race"

Central Magnet School students Matt Norman, Jacob Hendrixson, Joey Hughes, Hunter Jones and Chris Johnson are the team keeping a 1953 Pontiac Chieftan on America's backroads for The Great Race from Florida to Michigan.

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Rams Says
Rams Says "Fewer Traffic Jam Woes"

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran fine-tunes his crystal ball and shows where to avoid traffic jams now through June 3rd.

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5 Local MTSU Students Graduate With Honors!
5 Local MTSU Students Graduate With Honors!

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee is proud of five Rutherford County residents, who graduated with honors during the university's spring 2017 commencement ceremonies.

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VA's URGENT CARE CLINIC in Temporary Space
VA's URGENT CARE CLINIC in Temporary Space

The Urgent Care Clinic at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center has temporarily moved to building 117, room 114, so that renovation can be done. Patient check-in is now in the main ground-level lobby of Building 3.

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"Peter and the Starcatcher" Opens Friday in Woodbury

Peter and the Starcatcher opens this coming Friday (6/2/2017) at the Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury.

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Murfreesboro Continues To Grow
Murfreesboro Continues To Grow

Here we grow again! NewsRadio WGNS spoke with Sharon Qualls in the Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department, and she gave an update on several construction projects around the Heart of Tennessee.

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9:30AM Saturday Fire On E. State Street
9:30AM Saturday Fire On E. State Street

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 438 E State Street around 9:45 Saturday morning.

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Jump-In, Water's Perfect At 'Boro Beach!
Jump-In, Water's Perfect At 'Boro Beach!

Jump-in, the water's perfect at the 'Boro Beach. The pool Is open 10:00AM to 4:30PM on Saturday and Monday (Memorial Day).

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WANTED for 1st Degree Murder
WANTED for 1st Degree Murder

Oran Puckett and Tyronzel Boyd are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing their current whereabouts or having contact with them is encouraged not to approach and immediately call Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311 or their local police.

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Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance at The Grove
Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance at The Grove

Although time has changed what some people feel the Memorial Day is about, it is a federal holiday to honor American soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice. The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance is going on until dusk on Monday, Memorial Day.

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Healing Fields Now thru Monday
Healing Fields Now thru Monday

This is the 9th year the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club has sponsored the Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance. It's now through Memorial Day at the Grove at Williamson Place, across from the Avenue.

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IKEA Nashville Could Open Summer, 2020
IKEA Nashville Could Open Summer, 2020

Swedish based IKEA announced that it plans on constructing a 341,000 square foot facility that will be accessible from a new Hickory Hollow Parkway interchange, just north of the Rutherford County line.

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OHS Grad Kiley Dibble Awarded Rotary Scholarship
OHS Grad Kiley Dibble Awarded Rotary Scholarship

Oakland High School graduate Kiley Dibble was awarded the Past District Governor's Scholarship by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.

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Name Of Tuesday's Murder Victim Released
Name Of Tuesday's Murder Victim Released

Murfreesboro police say the 20-year old man shot to death on Tuesday (5/23/2017) has been identified as Jaylin Juan Pritchard from Memphis.

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Murfreesboro's 3rd Murder In 19-Days
Murfreesboro's 3rd Murder In 19-Days

While other media report that this is Murfreesboro third murder in 2017, WGNS feels the real fact is "this is the city's third murder in 19 days".

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88-Year Old Man FOUND!
88-Year Old Man FOUND!

Murfreesboro Police issued a SILVER ALERT on 88-year old Robert Keeler Sisco. GOOD NEWS: He was located in Warren County around 10PM Wednesday night and has been reunited with his family.

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TEC Groundbreaking Held--Opens Early 2018
TEC Groundbreaking Held--Opens Early 2018

The groundbreaking for Linebaugh Library's Technology Engagement Center took place in the lunch hour on Tuesday (5/23/2017) at the rear of the Hobgood Elementary School campus.

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UPDATE: ATF Offers Reward in La Vergne Firearms Robbery
UPDATE: ATF Offers Reward in La Vergne Firearms Robbery

The ATF in conjunction with the La Vergne Police Department and NSSF have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Specialty Arms in La Vergne.

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Ram's TRAFFIC JAM Forecast Through May 27th
Ram's TRAFFIC JAM Forecast Through May 27th

Ram's reports on potential traffic jam's increases with the temperature. Here is his list of places that 'Boro motorists might choose to avoid between today and May 27th.

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Early Saturday Fire at 907 Temple Court
Early Saturday Fire at 907 Temple Court

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Engines 1 and 3, Ladder 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 907 Temple Court around 1:30 Saturday morning (5/20/2017).

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Oaklands Mansion Offers
Oaklands Mansion Offers "Magic for Dad"

Oaklands Mansion and the Middle Tennessee Magic Club have joined together to offer a special treat for fathers. On Sunday, June 18th.

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St. Thomas Health Adds New Physician and Defibrillators
St. Thomas Health Adds New Physician and Defibrillators

The Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic welcomes Dr. Matthew deShazo. In addition, they donated over $9,000 to put defibrillators in neighboring Cannon County schools.

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UPDATE: Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony
UPDATE: Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

Almost like waving a wand over the downtown area, the sounds of a bustling city seemed to fade into the background with the tolling of a bell precisely at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning (5/18/2017). That's when the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony took place on the Civic Plaza in front of the Murfreesboro City Hall.

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Residents Want Answers NOW On Shootings!
Residents Want Answers NOW On Shootings!

Residents want answers now about the large number of shootings, with two being homicides, that have occurred in residential areas around MTSU in recent weeks.

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Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Helps Underwrite Bottoms Project
Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Helps Underwrite Bottoms Project

The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro made a $2,000 grant to help underwrite the ecological work of daylighting Town Creek as it flows between the Murfree Spring wetland and Cannonsburgh.

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Another Apartment Shooting--1841 New Lascassas Pike
Another Apartment Shooting--1841 New Lascassas Pike

Another shooting in the 'Boro, and this one was at the Gateway Apartments near MTSU.

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Gas Prices Drop:  $1.96 in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Drop: $1.96 in 'Boro!

Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.96 per gallon. Across Tennessee gas prices declined 2.5 cents in the past week.

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"The Villages of Murfreesboro", Sr. Living Opens In June

The new Villages of Murfreesboro is opening July 8th. It is a different type of senior living community that is located at 2550 Willow Oak Trail, near the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Road To Avoid Through May 20th!
Ram's Road To Avoid Through May 20th!

This is the season when the weather is close to perfect. That also allows construction projects to catch-up on lost time.

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Women Veteran's Wellness Fair
Women Veteran's Wellness Fair

The VA TN Valley Healthcare Outreach for Women Veterans is holding its inaugural Women Veterans Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Army National Guard Armory, 2350 Armory Drive, Murfreesboro.

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TFA Comments On 2017 General Assembly
TFA Comments On 2017 General Assembly

Tennessee Firearms Association's Executive Director John Harris said, "It's not certain at this point how much progress or damage that they did to your rights as recognized by the 2nd Amendment and guaranteed by the Constitution this year.

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MTSU's Audit and Compliance Committee Meets Wednesday
MTSU's Audit and Compliance Committee Meets Wednesday

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Audit and Compliance Committee will meet at 2:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday afternoon (5/17/2017).

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Foreign Investment In TN Dip Slightly, Still Healthy!
Foreign Investment In TN Dip Slightly, Still Healthy!

The latest Middle Tennessee State University Global Commerce report shows foreign investment into Tennessee business and industry dropped slightly last year, but remained "healthy" and "substantial."

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MTSU Engage Summer Institute
MTSU Engage Summer Institute

Professor Michael Sherr, chair of the MTSU Department of Social Work, sat among his colleagues in the James E. Walker Library conference room Thursday to discuss why students need hands-on experience no matter what field of study.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Thompson Lane @ Sulphur Springs
Multi-Vehicle Crash Thompson Lane @ Sulphur Springs

There was a multi-vehicle accident with injuries in the 11:00 o'clock hour Saturday morning.

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Oaklands Mansion Opens Its Doors For Fun!
Oaklands Mansion Opens Its Doors For Fun!

"Free Day In May" was celebrated Saturday at Oaklands Mansion at 900 Maney Avenue.

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UPDATE: Rover Birthday Celebration Date Changed
UPDATE: Rover Birthday Celebration Date Changed

Murfreesboro's public transportation system celebrates a decade of service. The city had planned a celebration on Friday, but due to expected rainy weather, has decided to change the date to May 19th.

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Stacey D. Woodroof New CFO Of Saint Thomas Medical Partners
Stacey D. Woodroof New CFO Of Saint Thomas Medical Partners

Stacey D. Woodroof, MBA, will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as Chief Financial Officer.

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Casino Style Gambling In Smyrna
Casino Style Gambling In Smyrna

On Tuesday (5/9/2017) Smyrna Police officers and two members of the Rutherford County EMS SORT Team executed search warrants at two Smyrna locations.

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City School Employees Honored Wednesday Night
City School Employees Honored Wednesday Night

The Murfreesboro City Schools held an "Employee Recognition Celebration" Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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FARMERS MARKET open 7AM this Friday
FARMERS MARKET open 7AM this Friday

The Rutherford County Farmers Market opens this Friday morning (10/12/2017) and are open every Tuesday and Friday from 7:00AM until noon, through October.

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Wednesday Night Crash on S. Church
Wednesday Night Crash on S. Church

Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, there was a two vehicle crash with injuries on South Church Street.

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Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM tonight
Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM tonight

Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church at 6:00 o'clock tonight (Tuesday, 5/9/2017). The event is free and open to the public,

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Fire Destroys Maintenance Truck At Northfield Elementary
Fire Destroys Maintenance Truck At Northfield Elementary

Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, a maintenance crew's truck caught on fire in the front lawn of Northfield Elementary School.

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Battlefield Visitors Center Will Have Consistent Hours 7 Days Per Week
Battlefield Visitors Center Will Have Consistent Hours 7 Days Per Week

Beginning Monday, May 22nd, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center will have consistent hours seven days a week. It will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. daily.

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Tuesday Night Crash On Thompson Lane
Tuesday Night Crash On Thompson Lane

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the 6:00 o'clock hour on Thompson Lane slowed the traffic on the roadway even more.

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Gas Prices Drop
Gas Prices Drop

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.12 on Sunday, the lowest in more than a month. Pump prices dropped 3 cents in the past week, and prices should drift even lower this week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges Through May 13th
Ram's Traffic Challenges Through May 13th

Let's see--is this "Blackberry Winter", "Dogwood Winter"--whatever it is, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says it impacts construction.

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I'll Remember Always--GRADUATION DAY--Friday and Saturday!
I'll Remember Always--GRADUATION DAY--Friday and Saturday!

MTSU's 372 newest graduate degree recipients joyfully celebrated their years of educational accomplishment Friday, May 5, with some heartfelt advice from a longtime psychology professor. Undergraduate degrees will be celebrated at 9:00AM and 2:00PM Saturday.

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SB 1085/HB 1111 is now law in Tennessee
SB 1085/HB 1111 is now law in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1085/HB 1111, a measure widely dubbed the "LGBT Erasure" bill, into law.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...Here For YOU!
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...Here For YOU!

With 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men experiencing rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives, Murfreesboro's Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has made its sexual assault treatment program a key priority over the past 10 years.

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Paula Barnes Retiring From County Schools
Paula Barnes Retiring From County Schools

Paula Barnes, who will be 67 in October, is retiring from her position as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services. She's been with Rutherford County Schools for 38 years and has spent more than 42 years in education.

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Apply NOW For TDEC
Apply NOW For TDEC "Food Waste" Grants

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that it will be accepting grant applications for "food waste diversion" through June 30, 2017.

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"Asian Night" This Thursday At Black Fox

"Asian Culture Night" from 6:00 to 8:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (5/11/2017) at Black Fox Elementary School, 1753 S. Rutherford Boulevard. This event is free and open to the public.

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GOODWILL WEEK:  May 8-12, 2017
GOODWILL WEEK: May 8-12, 2017

From May 8-12, Goodwill is celebrating Goodwill Week. For 115 years, Goodwill has worked in communities to help people get back to work and support their families.

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Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM Tuesday
Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM Tuesday

Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church this coming Tuesday (5/9/2017) evening at 6:00.

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Main Street's 2017 Jazz Fest Swings Into the Weekend
Main Street's 2017 Jazz Fest Swings Into the Weekend

Cools temps and a drizzle on Friday night didn't slow the beginning of the 21st Annual Main Street Jazz Fest on the Historic Murfreesboro town square.

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What MOOD Are You In?  Display That Mood.
What MOOD Are You In? Display That Mood.

What mood are you in? Select the patch describing that feeling from Insight Counseling Center's Mood Walls that are located around our community.

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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced to 4-Years in Prison
UPDATE: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced to 4-Years in Prison

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has been sentenced to four-years in prison. The ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen came down Thursday.

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Barnabas Vision Honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, Scott Walker
Barnabas Vision Honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, Scott Walker

Local non-profit Barnabas Vision honors Cliff and Jane Sharp, along with Scott Walker at the organization's Tuesday evening gathering.

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Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee

Tennessee gas prices declined for the 10th consecutive day on Sunday. They dropped 3-cents in Murfreesboro, and some discounters opened the week with regular gas selling for $2.03 per gallon.

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Miracle Field Grand Opening This Saturday in Murfreesboro
Miracle Field Grand Opening This Saturday in Murfreesboro

Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro will gather for an official Grand Opening ceremony for the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park.

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MTSU Helps To Preserve LOCAL HISTORY!
MTSU Helps To Preserve LOCAL HISTORY!

Tennesseans interested in preserving their local heritage now have an easier way to request help from MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation.

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Angie Boyd-Chambers Promoted At St. Thomas
Angie Boyd-Chambers Promoted At St. Thomas

Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.

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"Drug Take Back" 8AM-Noon Saturday At MPD

There will be a "Drug Take Back" event starting at 8:00 o'clock this Saturday morning and continuing until noon in the rear of the Murfreesboro Police Annex Building.

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Habitat'
Habitat' "Panel Build" Saturday, May 13th

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is partnering with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro for an exciting one-day "Panel Build" event .

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Dr. Liz Rhea is ATHENA Award Recipient
Dr. Liz Rhea is ATHENA Award Recipient

Dr. Liz Rhea, retired radiologist and community philanthropist, is the recipient of the 2017 Rutherford ATHENA Award.

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Ron's Roads To Avoid Now Through May 6th
Ron's Roads To Avoid Now Through May 6th

Warm weather and many construction projects are in full swing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential travel zones to avoid today through May 6th.

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Drug Bust In Neighboring Wilson County
Drug Bust In Neighboring Wilson County

In neighboring Wilson County the arrest of an Old Hickory man on a drug-related charges involving heroin took place.

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City Schools Accepting Peer Models
City Schools Accepting Peer Models

Murfreesboro City Schools is accepting applications for peer models for the Integrated Preschool program at Black Fox and Northfield Elementary.

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Thank You CAC's HOMETOWN HEROES
Thank You CAC's HOMETOWN HEROES

The streets of downtown Murfreesboro were filled with local hometown heroes on a rainy Friday last week (4/21/2017) as the Child Advocacy Center hosted the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.

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Help Saturday For Un and Under-Insured!
Help Saturday For Un and Under-Insured!

Saint Thomas Health is hosting a special health screening from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning (4/29/2017) until 2:00 that afternoon at Hobgood Elementary School, 307 South Baird Lane.

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Rutherford County 3rd In State for Jobs
Rutherford County 3rd In State for Jobs

Figures just released show Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment rate in the entire state.

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Domestic Victims Meet Tuesday at
Domestic Victims Meet Tuesday at "Just Love Coffee"

Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence will conclude the academic year by expressing themselves through their original poems, storytelling and music. The Lavinia Project will conduct a year-end reading at 6:30 this Thursday night at Just Love Coffee.

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Murfreesboro Man Named VP of Barge Waggoner
Murfreesboro Man Named VP of Barge Waggoner

Murfreesboro resident Philip Garcia was elected vice president of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., at its annual stockholders' meeting.

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TN Gas Prices UP
TN Gas Prices UP

Tennessee gas prices reached $2.18 on Thursday - the highest daily average since June 2016. In Murfreesboro prices were up a penny to $2.06 when compared to last week's price for regular gas.

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Saturday Was Mother Nature's Perfect
Saturday Was Mother Nature's Perfect "Earth Day"

From the standpoint of Mother Nature, Saturday was a perfect Earth Day in Murfreesboro.

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Woman Tried To Hire Person To Kill Ex-Husband
Woman Tried To Hire Person To Kill Ex-Husband

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Lebanon woman who is charged with trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.

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Ram's Traffic Woe's Through April 29th
Ram's Traffic Woe's Through April 29th

Rainfall mixed with construction has created areas that create challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid through April 29th.

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CMS Students Get Racing Car For Study
CMS Students Get Racing Car For Study

It may look like a ride you might find on Mario Cart, but engineering students at Central Magnet School hope to use a recent car donation to apply lessons they learn in the classroom.

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MTSU President Invited To Parachute Tuesday
MTSU President Invited To Parachute Tuesday

The Army's Golden Knights precision parachute team will honor MTSU's commitment to student veterans this coming Tuesday by inviting President Sidney A. McPhee and retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber to join them for a tandem parachute jump.

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MTSU Budget, Tuition and Fees Discussed Monday
MTSU Budget, Tuition and Fees Discussed Monday

As a part the changes that allow MTSU to be control is destiny, The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announced that the Finance and Personnel Committee will meet at 1:30 Monday afternoon to study recommendations for approval of policies and discussion of budget, tuition and fees.

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One Suspect Arrested: E. Sevier St. Robbery
One Suspect Arrested: E. Sevier St. Robbery

On Friday afternoon detectives arrested Tristin Long for the robbery of an individual at his East Sevier Street. residence on Wednesday afternoon.

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Janie Becker at Monday Night's RECYCLE RUTHERFORD
Janie Becker at Monday Night's RECYCLE RUTHERFORD

Recycle Rutherford to hold it's Annual Meeting at 7:00 o'clock Monday (4/24/17) night in the second floor courtroom of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the public square. Botanist Janie Becker is the guest speaker.

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Smyrna's Habitat ReStore NOW Open!
Smyrna's Habitat ReStore NOW Open!

Rutherford County's second Habitat ReStore is now open! It's at 415 Nissan Drive in the Gillsville Family Shopping Center in Smyrna, Tennessee.

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Elizabeth Thomas Rescued; Tad Cummins Arrested In California
Elizabeth Thomas Rescued; Tad Cummins Arrested In California

Acting on a tip received by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late Wednesday night, authorities in Siskiyou County, California have rescued Elizabeth Thomas and arrested Tad Cummins, after locating the pair at a rural cabin in Cecilville early Thursday (4/20/2017) morning.

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Female Fight and Shots Fired Wednesday Evening
Female Fight and Shots Fired Wednesday Evening

Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening (4/19/2017), Murfreesboro Police rushed to the intersection of North Highland and Forrest Street on a call about a fight and shots being fired.

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Bridge Over Broad Taking Shape--Lane Shifts In Place
Bridge Over Broad Taking Shape--Lane Shifts In Place

The basic structure of the Bridge Over Broad project is visibly taking shape. Lane shifts are now in place that will continue until the project is completed this coming December.

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Gas Prices Stabalizing
Gas Prices Stabalizing

Gas prices seemed to find level ground over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. Many local discounters offered gas at $2.07 per gallone, but we found one at $2.05.

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Woman Seriously Injured In 1-Car Crash
Woman Seriously Injured In 1-Car Crash

A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Cainsville Pike in the Lascassas area. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says she was ejected from the vehicle.

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UPDATE: Gregg Merrilees Arrested Sunday
UPDATE: Gregg Merrilees Arrested Sunday

On Sunday Murfreesboro Police arrested 40-year old Greg Merrilees. He is suspect in a string of recent hotel-motel robberies.

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AUDITIONS for
AUDITIONS for "Ragtime" May 7th and 8th

Rachel Jones will direct the next Murfreesboro Center for the Arts production of "Ragtime". Auditions are Sunday, May 7th and Monday, May 8th. Auditions will start at 6:30pm on both days.

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Congratulations LINEBAUGH TEAM!
Congratulations LINEBAUGH TEAM!

Linebaugh Public Library System is proud to announce that the Friends of Smyrna Public Library and the Linebaugh Library Foundation were recognized at the Tennessee Library Association's annual conference in Knoxville last week.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid Between Now and April 22nd
Ram's Roads To Avoid Between Now and April 22nd

Spring is in the air, and construction crews are roaring ahead. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid between today and April 22nd.

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Call La Vergne Police if you recognize him
Call La Vergne Police if you recognize him

La Vergne Police need your help in identifying this suspect.

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GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday
GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th.

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UPDATE: Thursday Night Construction Worker Killed
UPDATE: Thursday Night Construction Worker Killed

Here's an update on the tragic death of a highway worker who was killed Thursday night here in Murfreesboro. 31-year old John M. Gray, III was killed when hit by a vehicle on I-24 eastbound, near the Joe B. Jackson Parkway exit.

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BBB Shred Event - April 22nd
BBB Shred Event - April 22nd

FREE shred event, sponsored by the local Better Business Bureau and MaxShred, will take place Saturday, April 22nd.

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Road Worker Killed Thursday Night I-24 Near 84 MM
Road Worker Killed Thursday Night I-24 Near 84 MM

A road worker was killed around 5:15 Thursday night on I-24 eastbound (toward Chattanooga) near Joe B. Jackson Parkway.

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UPDATE: Jared Partin Charged With 1st Degree Murder
UPDATE: Jared Partin Charged With 1st Degree Murder

A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend this past March will see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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Wilson County man to appear in court for Rutherford County Murder on April 27th
Wilson County man to appear in court for Rutherford County Murder on April 27th

A 47-year-old Wilson County man will face the courts in Rutherford County on April 27th for allegedly killing a local resident on One Mile Lane...

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RCSO Deputy Involved In Wednesday Shooting
RCSO Deputy Involved In Wednesday Shooting

A deputy from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was involved in a shooting shortly before 3:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon on Double Springs Road.

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Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary
Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary

It has been eight years since the Good Friday tornado outbreak slammed Murfreesboro, which damaged more than 800 buildings, completely destroying more than 100 others and killing a mother and her nine week old daughter.

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Gas Prices on the Up Swing
Gas Prices on the Up Swing

Gas prices are rising across the country. Here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.

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Siegel Middle School Dedicates New Field
Siegel Middle School Dedicates New Field

Siegel Middle School's baseball "field of dreams" is now a reality.

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True Blue Leadership Day
True Blue Leadership Day

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director stressed leadership qualities -- but not on-the-job stress in solving crimes -- in a talk with MTSU students, faculty and staff at the Omicron Delta Kappa True Blue Leadership Day.

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Inaugural Meeting: MTSU Board of Trustees
Inaugural Meeting: MTSU Board of Trustees

As you recall, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam restructured the state's higher education facilities, giving each more control over their destiny. MTSU's inaugural board of trustees meeting is slated for the new Student Union Building at 2:30 Monday afternoon (4/10/2017).

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Welcome Home Camden
Welcome Home Camden

There was a heartwarming homecoming Saturday in Unionville as the 6-year old victim of a tragic crash here in Murfreesboro returned home from specialized treatment.

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Beep Beep--Ram's Traffic Forecast
Beep Beep--Ram's Traffic Forecast

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid here in Murfreesboro between today and April 15th.

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RETIRED TEACHERS Meet This Tuesday
RETIRED TEACHERS Meet This Tuesday

The Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1:30 this coming Tuesday afternoon at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 N. Rutherford Boulevard.

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Parks & Rec put Easter Eggs Everywhere!
Parks & Rec put Easter Eggs Everywhere!

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department held a free EASTER EGG event this past weekend and a second hunt will be Easter Weekend...

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Buyer Beware...More FAKE MONEY!
Buyer Beware...More FAKE MONEY!

More funny money continues to steal goods and services from local residents.

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MTSU receives 13 awards for its marketing and communications
MTSU receives 13 awards for its marketing and communications

Thirteen of Middle Tennessee State University's marketing and communications efforts were recently honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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Volunteers Search Woods For Missing Teen
Volunteers Search Woods For Missing Teen

On Thursday (4/6/2017) volunteers combed the woods from Barfield Crescent Park to areas around Tiger Hill searching for Devin Bond. Nothing was found.

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United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday
United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday

Nearly 150 volunteers from the community will be gathering to complete 17 projects that benefit community organizations for United Way's Days of Action.ckly.

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Walter Hill House Fire on Monday morning
Walter Hill House Fire on Monday morning

UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.

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MTSU Honored Retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner
MTSU Honored Retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner

Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee hosted a Tuesday evening reception at their home for retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner.

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'Boro Gas Prices JUMP 14-Cents In 7-Days!
'Boro Gas Prices JUMP 14-Cents In 7-Days!

All signs point to higher gas prices. Gasoline demand is surging while inventories are beginning to slip. Since last week alone, gas prices in the 'Boro have exploded from $1.92 to $2.06. That's a whooping 14-cents in a seven day period.

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Food Bank Receives 1,000 Pounds of Potatoes
Food Bank Receives 1,000 Pounds of Potatoes

The Society of St. Andrew donated a thousand of potatoes to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank. It was a part of that organization's "Potato Drop" in Nashville.

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"A Streetcar Named Desire" this week at MTSU

"A Streetcar Named Desire" runs this coming week (April 6-9, 2017) in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.

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Preview day for CITY SCHOOL Kindergarten Students and Parents
Preview day for CITY SCHOOL Kindergarten Students and Parents

Students beginning kindergarten in 2017 and their parents are invited to preview day at the Murfreesboro City School to which they are zoned.

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Ram's Correlations: Pollen UP, So Are Traffic Jams
Ram's Correlations: Pollen UP, So Are Traffic Jams

As the pollen index climbs, so do motorist challenges brought-on by construction jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in Murfreesboro today through April 8th.

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MTSU Alumni Week April 7-15
MTSU Alumni Week April 7-15

Athletic contests, "A Streetcar Named Desire" performances, 170 available open classes, Senior Day, reunions and more await MTSU alumni and friends of the university during the sixth Alumni Spring Showcase, April 7-15, 2017.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets April 10th
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets April 10th

Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees, created as part of Gov. Bill Haslam's FOCUS Act that became law last year, will hold its inaugural meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 10th.

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FIAM Elects New Officers
FIAM Elects New Officers

The Friends of India Association of Murfreesboro (FIAM) have elected new officers for 2017.

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Local Businessman Who Quinched Thirst For Many Dies
Local Businessman Who Quinched Thirst For Many Dies

A local businessman who quenched the thirst of many passed away. Herman Clark Water Wells' owner passed away Wednesday 3/30/2017) surrounded by family at a Nashville hospital.

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Dead Male Found In Home
Dead Male Found In Home

Around 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office rushed to One Mile Lane near Smyrna on a call about a deceased man.

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UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU
UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU

At 2:50 Saturday (3/25/2017) afternoon, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.

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Level Gas Prices: $1.92 in 'Boro
Level Gas Prices: $1.92 in 'Boro

Motorists saw modest movement at the gas pump last week. The new week opened in Murfreesboro with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.

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Avoid TRAFFIC JAMS Through April 1st
Avoid TRAFFIC JAMS Through April 1st

Spring is in the air, and with all of the construction in our city--Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and April 1st.

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Blackman and Holloway Job Fair for Seniors
Blackman and Holloway Job Fair for Seniors

When seniors from Blackman and Holloway high schools go to school on Thursday, April 6th, they may come home with a new job. Through a partnership with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Blackman is hosting the county's first "High School Hiring Fair" for graduating seniors.

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CAC's April Fools Day 5K In Woodbury
CAC's April Fools Day 5K In Woodbury

There's a run to raise awareness and funds for the Child Advocacy Center on April Fool's Day in neighboring Woodbury. Traffic will come to a brief stop as jesters of all ages take to the streets in support of child abuse victims for the first annual Cannon Runs for Children 5K Run/Walk.

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MTSU Scholar's Week is here
MTSU Scholar's Week is here

Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.

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Planning Commission Approves
Planning Commission Approves "N. Highland" and "Bottoms" Projects

On Tuesday evening the Murfreesboro Planning Commission heard comments from the public about "The North Highland Avenue" and "Historic Bottoms" projects. After discussion, the commission unanimously adopted both plans. It now goes to the city council for study.

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MFRD Working To Earn HIGHEST ISO Rating
MFRD Working To Earn HIGHEST ISO Rating

Fire Chief Mark Foulks told Murfreesboro Rotary Club members that plans are nearing to improve the department's ISO rating to the highest level.

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UPDATE: LGBT Gathering on Murfreesboro Square Monday
UPDATE: LGBT Gathering on Murfreesboro Square Monday

Several proposed bills that are in a legislative committee in the state of Tennessee are the focus of debates by LGBT groups. LGBT is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

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Gas Drops 7-Cents...$1.86 at some discounters!
Gas Drops 7-Cents...$1.86 at some discounters!

Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. Here in Murfreesboro, prices at some discounters fell 7-cents, opening Monday (3/20/2017) with regular gas at $1.86.

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Saturday's BORO YOGA FEST Successful!
Saturday's BORO YOGA FEST Successful!

The first Boro Yoga Fest was held this past Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Lane Agri Park. Over eighty people participated in the all-day yoga at 316 John R. Rice Boulevard.

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St. Patrick's Day's BALD IN THE 'BORO
St. Patrick's Day's BALD IN THE 'BORO

St. Patrick's Day had special meaning in Murfreesboro this year. The 7th Annual Bald In The 'Boro along with Brave The Shave at Riverdale High School, both raised money to fund childhood cancer research.

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Cannon County 5K/Walk Helps CAC
Cannon County 5K/Walk Helps CAC

Last year, over halve of Cannon County's child abuse cases were related to exposure to parental drug abuse. A 5K Run/Walk is set for April 1st at Woodbury's Dillon Park.

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Local MUSIC History Exhibit Opens Tuesday
Local MUSIC History Exhibit Opens Tuesday

Rutherford County's contribution to musical culture officially opens 4:00 to 6:00pm this Tuesday (3/21/2017) at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street. Light refreshments will be available.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

Spring is in the air again, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran advises Murfreesboro motorists of areas they might wish to avoid.

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AMBER ALERT UPDATE: 15-Year Old Elizabeth Thomas
AMBER ALERT UPDATE: 15-Year Old Elizabeth Thomas

The AMBER ALERT continues for 15-year old high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas who has been missing since last Monday (3/13/2017).

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2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night
2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday night (3/13/2017) there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries on East Clark Boulevard between North Highland Avenue and Dudley Street.

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OPPOSITION To School Vouchers
OPPOSITION To School Vouchers

The Rutherford County Democratic Party supports the Board of Education's stand against legislation proposed by the Tennessee General Assembly to create a school voucher system.

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Smyrna Police Need Your Help In ID'ing Suspects
Smyrna Police Need Your Help In ID'ing Suspects

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in an auto burglary and vandalism that occurred March 1st at Planet Fitness on Nissan Boulevard. Later, the culprits were at the Smyrna Publix grocery.

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RCSO Needs Your Help
RCSO Needs Your Help

Do you know these men? If you recognize them, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office would appreciate hearing from you.

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Local Students Excell In
Local Students Excell In "Great Shake"

Local Kittrell Elementary students excelled in the "Great Shake" competition to enhance their interpersonal skills.

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MTSU's Illinois Jacquet Jazz Fest Expands
MTSU's Illinois Jacquet Jazz Fest Expands

MTSU's annual Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival has expanded to three days with three special featured artists to help the MTSU School of Music close out its 2016-17 Jazz Artist Series.

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St. Thomas Medical Partners Expand In 'Boro
St. Thomas Medical Partners Expand In 'Boro

St. Thomas Medical Partners have expand their services here in Murfreesboro with a new complex on the New Salem Highway near Veterans Parkway.

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Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Autos
Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Autos

Nissan is recalling more than 54-thousand 2012 Versa compact cars because both curtain and seat-mounted airbags might deploy when the door is slammed.

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President Trump In Nashville Wednesday
President Trump In Nashville Wednesday

President Donald Trump will be in Nashville this coming Wednesday (3/15/2017).

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Are You Celebrating SUNSHINE WEEK?
Are You Celebrating SUNSHINE WEEK?

This is NATIONAL SUNSHINE WEEK...not in the realm of UV rays or electromagnetic radiation, but instead dealing with open meetings and records for the government.

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Cedar Grove Elementary Celebrates 20-Years
Cedar Grove Elementary Celebrates 20-Years

A local school has just celebrated a milestone. Dawn Waldron has a hard time remembering any big changes that have occurred at Cedar Grove Elementary School in the last 20 years.

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Non-Invasive Surgery Even Better At St. Thomas
Non-Invasive Surgery Even Better At St. Thomas

With 10 years of robotic surgical experience and almost 5,000 completed robotic surgical procedures, Saint Thomas Health has taken the next technological step available in health care today by adopting use of the daVinci® Xi Surgical System.

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Alzheimer's Costs Hit Families Hard
Alzheimer's Costs Hit Families Hard

For the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion), according to findings from the 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report.

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Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment
Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment

Emergency workers arrived on the scene and confirmed the woman was dead. However, the cause of her death has not been determined, nor has her identity.

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Red Cross Hero John Hood Honored
Red Cross Hero John Hood Honored

On Wednesday morning (3/8/2017) the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross held its Annual Heroes Breakfast at the Grove at Williamson Place and honored John D. Hood. It also raised $110-thousand to operate the local chapter.

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CMS Student's Book Signing Next Week
CMS Student's Book Signing Next Week

Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting four students from the Advanced Honors English Class of Central Magnet teacher Cynthia Salvage for a book signing on Thursday, March 16th, from 3:30 - 6:30PM.

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UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide
UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide

"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".

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Gas Increasing Nationwide, Stable Locally
Gas Increasing Nationwide, Stable Locally

AAA's weekly gas report shows prices across the nation are on the increase. Here in Murfreesboro, most discounters are remaining stable with a few offering regular gas at $1.93. However, many are selling petro for $1.97 locally.

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MTSU Salutes Community Partners
MTSU Salutes Community Partners

The Experiential Learning Program at Middle Tennessee State University has once again presented a group of local organizations with its 2016 EXL Outstanding Community Partner Awards.

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Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee
Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee

The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Wildscaping Your Yard--for you and wild animals.
Wildscaping Your Yard--for you and wild animals.

If you would like to learn how to enjoy wildlife in your backyard, then come to the Wilderness Station at 6:00 o'clock this coming Friday evening (3/10/2017).

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Woe" List

Hints of spring here and there indicate that construction season will be in full bloom. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic woes today through March 11th.

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Happy 2-5 Year Olds At MTSU's ACE!
Happy 2-5 Year Olds At MTSU's ACE!

On Thursday (3/2/2017) the youngsters of the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center at MTSU spent much time happily greeting visitors with gifts intended to expand their minds and bodies.

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Lookout Beaches...HERE WE COME!
Lookout Beaches...HERE WE COME!

Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break March 6-11, 2017.

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Does This Man Look Familiar?
Does This Man Look Familiar?

This man was identified as a possible suspect Jan. 31 at several businesses in Murfreesboro. As for what he did, authorities are not yet saying. Please call Dowdle at 615-904-3044 and leave a message.

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Who Is He?
Who Is He?

This man is a suspect in a case dealing with taking information from credit cards. Phone RCSO Detective Jason Dowdle at 615-904-3044.

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Two Brothers Brought To 'Boro From England On Drug Charges
Two Brothers Brought To 'Boro From England On Drug Charges

Two brothers, Charles and Dane Culver, allegedly skipped court on felony drug charges seven years ago, and were tracked to England by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective. They were returned to face charges, the detective said.

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New Chief Financial Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
New Chief Financial Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017.

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Bicycle Across Middle Tennessee April 22-23
Bicycle Across Middle Tennessee April 22-23

Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 22-23.

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City Seeks Developer Of Old 1st Methodist Site
City Seeks Developer Of Old 1st Methodist Site

As you recall, on February 11, 2016 the Murfreesboro City Council authorized the purchase of the square block in the downtown business district that was the site of the old First United Methodist Church building. This 1.87-acre tract of land was purchased from Franklin Synergy Bank for $1.55-million.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Helps Youth
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Helps Youth

Registration is now open for BEP's Camp M.D. Presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, scheduled for June 19-23.

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UPDATE: 18 and 14 Year old's shot at Rogers Park Tuesday in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: 18 and 14 Year old's shot at Rogers Park Tuesday in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: Police are investigating the shooting of two victims at dusk on Tuesday (2/28/2017) at Rogers Park here in Murfreesboro.

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Stewart's Creek High School Band Honored
Stewart's Creek High School Band Honored

The Stewarts Creek Middle School Band has again been recognized by the Tennessee Music Education Association as one of the state's top school band programs, and as such, has been invited to perform at state music conference in April.

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Serious I-24 Crash 12:57PM Wednesday
Serious I-24 Crash 12:57PM Wednesday

An afternoon crash on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville) shut-down the interstate for most of Wednesday afternoon (3/1/2017).

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Gas Prices UP and Climbing In US
Gas Prices UP and Climbing In US

If you feel the pinch of the cost of driving, there is a reason why. AAA told NewsRadio WGNS that motorists paid the highest gas prices for the month of February in three years.

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Bats, Vultures, Armadillos--Oh No!
Bats, Vultures, Armadillos--Oh No!

Some unique creatures are seen in these parts, and for the next five Saturdays--Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will feature morning talks at the Wilderness Station about bats, vultures, armadillos--oh no!

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Caught
Caught "Green Handed"--Mt. Trashmore!

Rutherford County citizens who recycle may receive prizes for their efforts under the "Caught Green Handed" initiative sponsored by Operation: Rutherford Recycles and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Packed house for the 32nd Annual MAIN STREET Meeting & Luncheon
Packed house for the 32nd Annual MAIN STREET Meeting & Luncheon

Despite the rain, it was a packed house at Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant on the historic town square for the 32nd Annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting and luncheon.

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Gas Prices Expected To Rise Now Until Memorial Day
Gas Prices Expected To Rise Now Until Memorial Day

Refineries are easing into maintenance season, which normally signals a gradual increase in prices at the pump. Discounters in the 'Boro increased gas a few center to $1.96.

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Seious Monday Night I-24 Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rutherford County Sheriffs Office worked a serious multi-vehicle crash on I-24 near Epps Mill Road that occurred around 8:00 o'clock Monday evening.

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Oaklands Mansion Wetlands Tour April 8th
Oaklands Mansion Wetlands Tour April 8th

There's something relaxing and beautiful about a wetlands area. Oaklands Mansion offers a guided tour of the grounds with Curator and Master Gardener Connor Moss on Saturday, April 8th.

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Season Changing 'Boro TRAFFIC Challenges
Season Changing 'Boro TRAFFIC Challenges

Hints of spring mixed with a wintry blast, all create excitement for the coming season. It also makes motorist challenges, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where they might pop-up between today and March 4th.

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THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns
THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns

Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.

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RNA Feels County Should Have Legal Department
RNA Feels County Should Have Legal Department

The Rutherford Neighborhood Alliance (RNA) encourages the county to have its own legal department.

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Former US Attorney General Gonzales In Murfreesboro Wednesday
Former US Attorney General Gonzales In Murfreesboro Wednesday

The 80th Attorney General of the United States, Alberto R. Gonzales, will be the guest speaker at the quarterly Rutherford County GOP Luncheon on March 1. Gonzales was appointed and confirmed as Attorney General in February 2005 under the George W. Bush administration, and served in this position until 2007.

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Well-Known MTSU Educator Dies Unexpectedly
Well-Known MTSU Educator Dies Unexpectedly

Well known Murfreesboro educator Dr. Tom Naylor passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78. He was a musician, author, music teacher and former director of the Governor's School for the Arts.

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Pow Wow at MTSU: Friday-Sunday
Pow Wow at MTSU: Friday-Sunday

For the first time in almost a decade, MTSU is hosting a three-day powwow as a tribute to Native Americans. The event is underway now through Sunday at the Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive.

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5 Free Seedlings For Landowners--Supplies Limited
5 Free Seedlings For Landowners--Supplies Limited

Now is the perfect time of the year to plant trees, and starting at 9:00 o'clock next Thursday morning (3/2/2017), the Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away five bare-root seedling to each landowner who comes the Farmers Market location.

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BEP Summer Camp for Rising 7-8th Graders
BEP Summer Camp for Rising 7-8th Graders

Registration is now open for the BEP Summer Business Camp Presented by State Farm scheduled for weekdays of July 17th - 28th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The camp will be hosted by Middle Tennessee State University's College of Education on campus in the McWherter Learning Resource Center.

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Raiderthon Helps Local Children
Raiderthon Helps Local Children

The second annual MTSU Raiderthon to benefit local children who use the services of the Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital will be from 5:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening, March 30th at the Rec Center. Community support is needed.

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Tracy Biles Joins Hospital Leadership Team
Tracy Biles Joins Hospital Leadership Team

Tracy Biles joins the leadership team of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals.

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MTSU Students Preserving Bradley Academy's History
MTSU Students Preserving Bradley Academy's History

MTSU students are trying to preserve the history of African-American education in Rutherford County, and you can play a major role by helping them.

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Local Author Visits Linebaugh March 11th
Local Author Visits Linebaugh March 11th

Linebaugh Library at 105 W. Vine Street will be hosting local author Jacquelyn Swift on Saturday (3/11/2017), from 10:00 that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. Swift will be selling and signing copies of her book, Monsters: Poetry on How to Bite Back.

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Little Movement In Gas Prices
Little Movement In Gas Prices

Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas unchanged at $1.91 per gallon.

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MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon Was Huge Success!
MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon Was Huge Success!

MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon took place Thursday morning (2/16/2017) in the new Student Union Building's elegant ballroom. The keynote speaker was TBI Director and MTSU Alumnus Mark Gwyn.

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New ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL Approved!
New ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL Approved!

New $59 million Rockvale High School approved by Rutherford County Commission.

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Longtime WGNS legend Jerry
Longtime WGNS legend Jerry "Pee Wee" Brown passes away

One of the first WGNS on air personalities and advertising specialist Jerry "PeeWee" Brown died this past Sunday (2/12/17) at age 90

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UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting
UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting

Franklin police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that involves a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville.

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Gas Prices Wiggle Slightly: $1.91
Gas Prices Wiggle Slightly: $1.91

Nationally, prices at the pump rose slightly this week. However, here in the 'Boro they inched down with some discounters opening the week at $1.91.

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Barnett and Scott, Two Volunteer State Stars!
Barnett and Scott, Two Volunteer State Stars!

Congratulations to Phil Barnett and Tressie Scott, the Governor's Volunteer Stars Award recipients for Rutherford County.

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TFA Tracks Bills Before The General Assembly
TFA Tracks Bills Before The General Assembly

The Tennessee Firearms Association is tracking these bills that are before the state's general assembly.

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MTSU Transfer Deadline Is Wednesday
MTSU Transfer Deadline Is Wednesday

The deadline, Wednesday, Feb. 15, is fast approaching for students planning to transfer to MTSU from other colleges and universities and apply for two significant scholarships.

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RCSO K-9's Samson and Tiko Are Vested!
RCSO K-9's Samson and Tiko Are Vested!

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office K9's Samson & Tiko have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization.

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Habitat's
Habitat's "Women's Build" Set For March-May

The Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity announced its annual WOMEN BUILD, scheduled March 10 through May 15 on Johnson Street in Smyrna.

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Annual State Libertarian Convention In 'Boro
Annual State Libertarian Convention In 'Boro

Tennessee's Libertarian Party announced plans to hold its Annual 2017 State Convention at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th.

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Local Cheerleaders Did Great At Disney World!
Local Cheerleaders Did Great At Disney World!

Murfreesboro was well represented at this weekend's National High School Cheerleading Competition at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Congratulations to Blackman High School who are the national champions.

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More Developments On Memorial Boulevard
More Developments On Memorial Boulevard

Memorial Boulevard is getting more commercial businesses. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission looks at a request for four lots on the Haynes Family Property.

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Jill Austin Receives CFA's
Jill Austin Receives CFA's "Change It" Award

On Friday (2/10/2017) evening, Chair of MTSU's Jones College of Business Department of Management Jill Austin was presented Murfreesboro Center for the Arts' "CHANGE IT" award

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Ram's
Ram's "LOVE WEEK" Traffic Forecast

It's "LOVE WEEK"--also known as Valentine's, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that may not eliminate traffic snarls in construction areas. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through February 18th.

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Grammy Nominee MTSU Alum Hillary Scott
Grammy Nominee MTSU Alum Hillary Scott

MTSU put its spotlight upon country star Hillary Scott as faculty and friends gathered Saturday (2/11/2017) in Southern California to celebrate the former student's Grammy nods in two Christian music categories.

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Phone Scammers Are At It Again!
Phone Scammers Are At It Again!

Telephone scammers are at it again. Rutherford County Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni told NewsRadio WGNS they're asking for money to avoid being arrested.

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Council Approves Chief Durr's Request
Council Approves Chief Durr's Request

On Thursday the Murfreesboro City Council approved Police Chief Karl Durr's request to create the positions of Communications Manager and Finance Manager for the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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FOUND: MPD Reports Locating Delaney R. Jablonski
FOUND: MPD Reports Locating Delaney R. Jablonski

Murfreesboro Police report Delaney Jablonski has been located and is safe.

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UPDATE: Man who was struck by a train when truck stopped on tracks Saturday is in Stable Condition
UPDATE: Man who was struck by a train when truck stopped on tracks Saturday is in Stable Condition

Vanderbilt Medical Center confirmed that the man whose truck was struck by a train in Murfreesboro is now in stable condition. The accident occurred this past Saturday night around 6 on Florence Road in Murfreesboro (2/4/2017).

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary
Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary

The former Sheriff of Rutherford County is now in a federal penitentiary and out of the jail he was being held in that was located in Grayson County, Kentucky.

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AAA Gas Prices Drop: $1.92 at some 'Boro discounters
AAA Gas Prices Drop: $1.92 at some 'Boro discounters

The national average price of gas continues to decline as U.S. oil production increases. Here in Murfreesboro, the week began with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.

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Police ID Deceased Male: Dreyll Lamont Keeley
Police ID Deceased Male: Dreyll Lamont Keeley

Murfreesboro Police have identified the dead man found around 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at 610 Dill Lane as 20-year old Dreyll Lamont Keeley.

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UNITY LUNCHEON Tickets Sold Thru Wednesday
UNITY LUNCHEON Tickets Sold Thru Wednesday

Tickets are available through this Wednesday (2/8/2017) for MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon. This is the Black History Month event that honors unsung community heroes. It will be held in the new Student Union Building in the elegant ballroom from 11:30 Thursday morning, February 16, 2017, until 1:30 that afternoon.

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Ram's
Ram's "How To Avoid Traffic Woes"

Winter's blast is putting constructions crews behind schedule, and this often creates traffic challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 11th.

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Amy Jackson Named Rutherford Foundation Coordinator
Amy Jackson Named Rutherford Foundation Coordinator

Amy Jackson, active community volunteer and current President of the Junior League of Murfreesboro, has joined the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation as Foundation Coordinator.

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Two Opposing Rallies On Historic Square
Two Opposing Rallies On Historic Square

Wednesday was the Statewide Day of Action in Tennessee and there were two opposing rallies on the historic Murfreesboro square at the same time.

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Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash
Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash

The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.

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Murfreesboro Symphony Helps Build This City
Murfreesboro Symphony Helps Build This City

Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra President Jane McNulty told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that as the local organization celebrates thirty-five years, it continues to need financial as well as attendance support.

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Suspect in November Shooting in La Vergne in Custody
Suspect in November Shooting in La Vergne in Custody

La Vergne Police have arrested a suspect in the November shooting at the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Helps Read To Succeed
Murfreesboro Rotary Helps Read To Succeed

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Read To Succeed.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Building In 2017
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Building In 2017

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) has received funding and support from several area businesses for the first of two "House of Faith" builds in 2017.

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"Next To Normal" Opens Feb. 2nd At MTSU
Sharing the story of a family struggling with mental illness has been much more than a "Next to Normal" challenge for the MTSU Department of Theatre and Dance cast of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 2-4, in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
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OHS Basketball Hall of Fame
OHS Basketball Hall of Fame

Oakland High School and the Oakland High School Basketball programs are proud to announce the 2016-2107 Hall of Fame inductees.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through February 4th
Ram's Road Warnings Through February 4th

The weather is certain "up" and "down", and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that some days there a motoring messes while others days traffic is at a minimal. Not taking into consideration the fluctuating meteorological conditions, here are Ram's procrastinations through February 4th.

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FOL Membership Luncheon
FOL Membership Luncheon

The Friends of Linebaugh Library hosted its Annual Member's Luncheon at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning and New York Time's best selling author Ruta Sepetys was the guest speaker.

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"Business At Its Best" A Huge Success

It was another sold-out ballroom for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' "Business At It Best". This was the second year that the gala was celebrated at the lunch hour. It was in the packed ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro
Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro

More fake bills are turning up in Murfreesboro. The most recent report was for a counterfeit $50 bill at the Sonic restaurant on Memorial Boulevard.

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Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court
Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court

A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.

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Classic Cars + Vintage Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion
Classic Cars + Vintage Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion

Head to Oakland Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue from 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday afternoon, February 11th, and enjoy a display of antique cars and vintage wedding dresses.

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Gov. Haslam Visits CMS Wednesday
Gov. Haslam Visits CMS Wednesday

Governor Bill Haslam will be at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro at 9:25 Wednesday morning (1/25/2017) to observe Dr. Kyle Prince's Algebra II class.

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AAA Shows Gas Prices Dropping Slowly
AAA Shows Gas Prices Dropping Slowly

Gas prices have inched lower for nearly two consecutive weeks. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were offering regular gas for $1.97.

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10th Annual Rutherford Foundation Gala Was Saturday Night
10th Annual Rutherford Foundation Gala Was Saturday Night

Navy SEAL Robert J. O'Neill was the featured speaker at Saturday night's (1/21/2017) 10th Annual Rutherford Society's Gala at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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WEDDING DRESS Exhibit Open At Oaklands Mansion
WEDDING DRESS Exhibit Open At Oaklands Mansion

Stories of our community will come to life through "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" on display daily at Oaklands Mansion now through March 5, 2017.

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Ram's
Ram's "Stay Calm" For Motorists Review

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a way for you to "Stay Calm" while motoring around the 'Boro. Avoid these trouble spots through January 28th.

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Arts Center of Cannon County says THANK YOU
Arts Center of Cannon County says THANK YOU

Scarlett Turney is retiring as the education director of the Arts Center of Cannon County. Lindsey Mapes has been named to that position.

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It's
It's "School Board Appreciation" Week

Governor Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 22-28, 2017 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee.

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

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

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Medicare and Health Insurance Protestors
Medicare and Health Insurance Protestors

A group of protesters gathered for a brief period in front of Congress Scott DeJarlais Around 11:30 Wednesday morning (1/18/2017).

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LIFETIME Gun Carry Permits Now Available
LIFETIME Gun Carry Permits Now Available

Tennessee citizens with a valid handgun carry permit now have the option to upgrade to a lifetime permit for a lower cost. If you currently have a permit with an expiration date, and would like to upgrade to a lifetime permit, you can now pick up an application at any driver services center and pay the $200 upgrade fee at any time.

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TRAFFIC: Serious Crash I-840 near I-24
TRAFFIC: Serious Crash I-840 near I-24

Two separate crashes that are near each other occurred in similar time frames Wednesday evening (1/18/2017). Both were near the points where I-24 and I-840 intersect.

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Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern
Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern

"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."

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"Golden Year" for Cripple Creek Cloggers

Have you ever been a Cripple Creek Clogger? Founder Steve Cates told NewsRadio WGNS that the local Appalachian folk dancers will celebrate its golden anniversary on April 22nd.

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Gas Prices SLOWLY Dropping Again:  $2.04
Gas Prices SLOWLY Dropping Again: $2.04

There is downward pressure at the gas pump, but not to the point that many motorists will notice. Gas prices are declining by fractions of a penny per day. After the MLK tribute, prices at some Murfreesboro discounters was $2.06 per gallon.

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Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea
Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea

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

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TBI Continues Medical Fraud Cases
TBI Continues Medical Fraud Cases

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) continues its crackdown on medical fraud cases. Special Agents from their Medicaid Fraud Control Unit obtained an indictment against a Tullahoma woman accused of stealing prescription medication from a patient in her care.

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FRIENDS OF LINEBAUGH Luncheon January 28th
FRIENDS OF LINEBAUGH Luncheon January 28th

The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Ruta Sepetys at the Annual Member's Luncheon at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 28 at The Woman's Club located at 221 East College Street. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will gladly autograph them.

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Proposed
Proposed "Sugar Restriction" Dropped On Food Stamps

There's going to be one less bill to consider in the Tennessee General Assembly. The proposed legislation seeking to encourage this state's 1-million food stamp users to make healthier food choices is going to be dropped from the agenda.

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Second Harvest Receives Food From Kroger
Second Harvest Receives Food From Kroger

As a follow-up to Taylor Loyal's visit on WGNS, area Kroger stores have donated the mid-state's Second Harvest Food Bank three big tractor-trailer rigs loaded with food.

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NOT Convicted, Relocated To Another School
NOT Convicted, Relocated To Another School

A former Eagleville Elementary School teacher who reportedly admitted to charges of stealing Adderall from a student and placed on leave without pay has been moved to Stewartsboro Elementary School in Smyrna.

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Monday was MLK Day (1/16/17): Dr. Martin Luther King
Monday was MLK Day (1/16/17): Dr. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech" AUDIO

Monday we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.

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Record Crowd At Monday's NAACP March
Record Crowd At Monday's NAACP March

Thanks to sunny skies and temps around 72, there was a record turnout for Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.

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Ram's Road Reminders Through January 21st
Ram's Road Reminders Through January 21st

Whoever said "If you don't like today's weather, it will change tomorrow", certainly knew about Middle Tennessee. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran said this gets construction crews off-schedule and that creates traffic challenges. He suggests you avoid these areas today through January 21st.

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TSSAA Votes To Keep
TSSAA Votes To Keep "Spring Fling" In 'Boro

Middle Tennessee State University will continue its long-running and successful run of hosting state championships for select high school sports at its facilities following this week's decision by the TSSAA.

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Community Encouraged To Be A Part Of Monday's MLK March
Community Encouraged To Be A Part Of Monday's MLK March

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March begins at noon Monday (1/16/2017) at Central Magnet School and goes to the Patterson Community Center. Once there, a full afternoon of free activities telling about the Civil Rights Movement will be offered.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast--the DREAM lives on!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast--the DREAM lives on!

The Tennessee Room in MTSU's James Union Building was packed Saturday morning (1/14/2017) for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast sponsored by the Murfreesboro branch of the NAACP.

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RCSO
RCSO "Another One Bites The Dust"

Another administrator promoted by Robert Arnold has been fired. On Thursday (1/12/2017) Major Derrell Cagle was relieved of his duties of overseeing the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Get A Book and Renew Your Drivers License At Library
Get A Book and Renew Your Drivers License At Library

The Linebaugh Library is taking "one stop shopping" to the highest level. While you're checking out a book, you can also renew your drivers license at the library.

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Recycle Your Cut Christmas Tree
Recycle Your Cut Christmas Tree

Instead of throwing your Christmas tree into thegarbage and taking-up space in the landfill, RECYCLE it! Residents in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne all have recycle locations starting the day after Christmas.

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Gas Remains Slightly Higher at $2.09
Gas Remains Slightly Higher at $2.09

Motorists saw little change at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro many discounters were offering regular gas at $2.07 per gallon.

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MTSU Theatre's Dorethe Pigg Tucker Dies At Age 97
MTSU Theatre's Dorethe Pigg Tucker Dies At Age 97

Dorethe Louise Pigg Tucker was the gentle, encouraging heart that encouraged many in the early years of the Speech and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She passed away Sunday at the age of 97. Services will be 2:00 o'clock Wednesday (1/11/2017) at Woodfin Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen.

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"Letter Of Intent" to United Way deadline is Friday

If you represent a non-profit organization, and would like to be considered to be a part of United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, the deadline to submit your Letter of Intent application is this coming Friday, January 13, 2017.

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Guide for Ram's Road Warriors through January 14th
Guide for Ram's Road Warriors through January 14th

It's super cold now, but as the week progresses temps will rise to normalcy. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says as the mercury rises, so will traffic jams at construction sites. Here's Ram's traffic challenge areas today through January 14th.

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Too Cold To Play Outside, Perfect Time For Reading
Too Cold To Play Outside, Perfect Time For Reading

Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro and the Smyrna Public Library are both offering "Winter Reading Programs".

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High School Juniors Have Until Wednesday To Apply For Chamber Internships
High School Juniors Have Until Wednesday To Apply For Chamber Internships

Applications for high school juniors are now available through this coming Wednesday (1/11/2017) wanting to pursue highly competitive High School Internship program offered by Chamber of Commerce.

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Polar Bear Jump Honors Vice Mayor Doug Young
Polar Bear Jump Honors Vice Mayor Doug Young

The 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom's Boro Beach honored Vice Mayor Doug Young, who passed away last month. Young jumped at all of the previous events.

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Monday: $10 spay/neuter and rabies shot!
Monday: $10 spay/neuter and rabies shot!

If you have been meaning to spay or neuter your cat or dog, but have put it off. Beesley Animal Clin at 2215 Keeneland Commerical Boulevard is offering $10 operations on a first-come basis this Monday (1/9/2017).

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Ready, set--SNOW! Murfreesboro Is Ready
Ready, set--SNOW! Murfreesboro Is Ready

The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 900 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for the winter season. The salt is maintained at the City's Solid Waste facility located at 4765 Florence Rd.

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LaShane Hayes of La Vergne Pleads GUILTY

44-year old LaShane Hayes of La Vergne, plead guilty Wednesday (1/4/2017) to federal conspiracy and wire fraud.

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Former Director of a food program in Rutherford County Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million Fraud
Former Director of a food program in Rutherford County Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million Fraud

LaShane Hayes, 44, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Tuesday (1/3/16) to conspiracy and wire fraud after being charged with defrauding the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program...

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Nate Williams Named
Nate Williams Named "Assistant Director" MP&RD

Nate Williams has been selected as the assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.

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Gas Prices UP, Best Price Found: $2.03
Gas Prices UP, Best Price Found: $2.03

The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today's average of $2.34 per gallon. You have to search harder, but on Tuesday (1/3/2017) in Murfreesboro gas was available at $2.03 per gallon.

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Special Kids Race: Register Before January 15th
Special Kids Race: Register Before January 15th

There are only a few days left before regular registration ends and prices increase for the 6th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at MMC in Murfreesboro.

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"Business At Its Best" Honorees

The Rutherford County will honor Business Legend Mark Pirtle at the January 27th "Business At Its Best". Robert Adams is the Business Person of the Year and Rita Ash is Leadership Rutherford's Pinnacle Award winner.

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Two males hit the Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro
Two males hit the Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro

The Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro was robbed by culprits whom officials feel may be the same suspects who robbed a hotel in Smyrna.

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New Year's Morning Blaze on Aspen Avenue
New Year's Morning Blaze on Aspen Avenue

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 3, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 2203 Aspen Avenue just after 11:30 Sunday morning (1/1/2017).

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TDOT Grant To Improve Murfreesboro Traffic Flow
TDOT Grant To Improve Murfreesboro Traffic Flow

A high tech traffic computerized system will soon improve traffic flow at 14 intersections seven miles of Murfreesboro roadway. TDOT awarded this city a $3.35-million grant to cover the project on sections of East Northfield Boulevard as well as Rutherford Boulevard.

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Ram Says Traffic Woes Return Tuesday
Ram Says Traffic Woes Return Tuesday

Traffic Engineer Ram Bachandran warns that traffic challenges return Tuesday. Projects that were "on hold" over the holidays, ramp up again. Here's his forecast through January 7th.

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WGNS Turns 70 With The New Year
WGNS Turns 70 With The New Year

As the New Year 2017 rings-in, WGNS celebrates 70-years of being your Good Neighbor Station. Thank you!

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Historian, Educator, Farmer Jerry Gaither Dies
Historian, Educator, Farmer Jerry Gaither Dies

Former Rutherford County Schools Superintendent Jerry Gaither passed away Wednesday (12/28/2016) after a brief illness. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon (1/1/2017) at Woodfin Memorial Chapel at Lascassas Pike, with the service to follow at 2:00PM. David Dunn will officiate and the burial will be in Donnell Cemetery in Auburntown.

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Nighwatch 2017 Introduces RC3
Nighwatch 2017 Introduces RC3

The ninth annual 2017 Nightwatch at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church was held from 6:30 to 10:00 Friday night (12/30/2016). Nightwatch not only brought a coss-section of this community together, but it also introduced a new initiative to help individuals being released from jail.

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Get MLK Breakfast Tickets Before Jan. 6th
Get MLK Breakfast Tickets Before Jan. 6th

The Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to honor area citizens at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 in the Tennessee Room of MTSU's James Union Building.

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Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Tuesday (1/3/2017)
Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Tuesday (1/3/2017)

If you own property within the City of Murfreesboro, city property taxes are typically due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 3, 2017 without penalty and interest.

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Arrangements announced for Deborah Johnson, former head of the domestic violence program
Arrangements announced for Deborah Johnson, former head of the domestic violence program

Deborah Johnson who recently stepped down as executive director of the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services office in Murfreesboro after 30-years of service, has passed away.

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UPDATE: One shot and killed in Murfreesboro Dec. 23rd - Name Released
UPDATE: One shot and killed in Murfreesboro Dec. 23rd - Name Released

When officers arrived they discovered that an altercation had occurred and at least one shot was fired. Police then observed a black male on the ground near a garage door at the business.

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Murfreesboro's New Year's Schedule: Garbage Pick-Up and Park Hours
Murfreesboro's New Year's Schedule: Garbage Pick-Up and Park Hours

The City of Murfreesboro has released its operational hours during the New Year's holiday. This includes garbage pickup times as well as parks and recreational hours.

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MTSU Closes for Christmas and New Years
MTSU Closes for Christmas and New Years

MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

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Car Snaps Pole Monday Morning
Car Snaps Pole Monday Morning

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Broad Street, near Maney Avenue.

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Relatively Stable Gas Prices Over Holidays
Relatively Stable Gas Prices Over Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 103.1 million American travelers. An estimated 93.6 million Americans are expected to take a road trip during the 11-day period (12/23 - 1/2).

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Murfreesboro Man Charged With Shelbyville Murder
Murfreesboro Man Charged With Shelbyville Murder

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.

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AUDIO: Celebrating 70 Years of Local Sports Broadcasts on WGNS
AUDIO: Celebrating 70 Years of Local Sports Broadcasts on WGNS

WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.

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WGNS Sports Audio 1947-Present
WGNS Sports Audio 1947-Present

WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.

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'Boro Gas Prices Unchanged: $1.96
'Boro Gas Prices Unchanged: $1.96

Gas prices leveled-off over the weekend after rising 10 cents in Florida and 3 cents nationwide. Meanwhile, pump prices saw little movement in Georgia and Tennessee. In fact, here in the 'Boro--gas prices opened the week at the same $1.96 per gallon that they were last Monday.

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Saturday Blaze at 307 Chamberlain Dr. Home
Saturday Blaze at 307 Chamberlain Dr. Home

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 8, Engine 1, Engine 4, and Rescue 7 responded to a house fire located at 307 Chamberlain Drive around 1:45 Saturday afternoon.

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MTSU #17 of Top 50 Entrepreneur Colleges
MTSU #17 of Top 50 Entrepreneur Colleges

MTSU is ranked No. 17 in the "Top Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Report" by LendEDU.com, which crafted its rankings by looking at more than 100 colleges offering entrepreneurship courses and programs to undergraduates.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges: Watch for Reindeer!
Ram's Traffic Challenges: Watch for Reindeer!

You might just get your wish for a white Christmas, and Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns about areas that might present traffic challenges today through December 24th.

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Dr. James Sullivan New Principal of Rocky Fork Middle School
Dr. James Sullivan New Principal of Rocky Fork Middle School

Rutherford County's newest school opens this coming August in Smyrna, and Dr. James "Jimmy" Sullivan has been named principal of Rocky Fork Middle School.

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DOUG YOUNG: Inaugural Chamber
DOUG YOUNG: Inaugural Chamber "Lifetime Achievement" Recipient

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Doug Young as the inaugural recipient of a lifetime achievement award named in his honor.

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Daylighting of TOWN CREEK To Begin This Summer
Daylighting of TOWN CREEK To Begin This Summer

Murfreesboro City Council approves daylighting of Town Creek starting this summer (2017)

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Friday Morning Blaze--Total Loss!
Friday Morning Blaze--Total Loss!

Firefighters saw the flames of the old Eubank's Electric building early this Friday morning as they neared the site. The structure was a total loss.

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Christmas Lights for the Alzheimer's Association
Christmas Lights for the Alzheimer's Association

Local resident Aaron Grimes spent a lot of time preparing for Christmas this year. He installed a synchronized Christmas light display, located off Barfield Crescent Road.

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St. Thomas Now Provides VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 24/7
St. Thomas Now Provides VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 24/7

Saint Thomas Health On Demand is now available 24/7. It is a new virtual clinic that provides access to health care anytime of the day or night.

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Thursday Morning: Car Crashed Into Utility Pole
Thursday Morning: Car Crashed Into Utility Pole

Around 7:30 Thursday morning (12/15/2016), there was a one-vehicle crash on Memorial Boulevard near Lokey.

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United Way Seeking Collection Sites for Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower
United Way Seeking Collection Sites for Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the Rutherford County Health Department are set to collect essential baby items for expectant and new mothers beginning January 10, 2017, through February 3, 2017.

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Buy 1 Get 1 Pass Free at Sports*Com/Patterson Center
Buy 1 Get 1 Pass Free at Sports*Com/Patterson Center

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation is having their annual pass special. Now through 5:00 o'clock on Saturday evening, December 31, 2016, you may purchase one monthly or yearly pass for use at Sports*Com or the Patterson Center and get one free.

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Tennessean Consumers Optimistic
Tennessean Consumers Optimistic

The most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey indicates consumers across the state are feeling much more optimistic about the economy during this holiday shopping season.

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8 Years To Get Our Landfill Plans In Place
8 Years To Get Our Landfill Plans In Place

On Monday evening the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council (SWAC) was appointed to consider solid waste options as the Middle Point landfill approaches capacity.

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RCS--A GREAT Investment for Community!
RCS--A GREAT Investment for Community!

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

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St. Thomas Foundation Gala Speaker: Navy Seal who lead bin Laden compound invasion
St. Thomas Foundation Gala Speaker: Navy Seal who lead bin Laden compound invasion

Robert "Rob" O'Neill, Navy SEAL Team Six leader, who participated in the 2011 raid at the Osama bin Laden compound, is the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 21, 2017.

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Local resident Tom Batey passes away
Local resident Tom Batey passes away

82-year old Tom Batey passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be 3-8PM Thursday, and the service will be Friday morning at 11AM, both at North Boulevard Church of Christ.

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Toyota of Murfreesboro says THANK YOU!
Toyota of Murfreesboro says THANK YOU!

Toyota of Murfreesboro held a community appreciaton gala at their facility Monday evening. Owner-General Manager Andy Obeissy said, "As we count our blessings, we wanted to give-back to those who make our community great".

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Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday
Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.

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Great MURFREESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE! Parade Photos!
Great MURFREESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE! Parade Photos!

It was a beautiful, breezy Sunday afternoon with temperatures in th low 50s as the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade began at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon (12/11/2016) on East Main Street at Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Officials say the crowds that lined East and West Main Street, especially around the historic square, were estimated to be in the 50,000 range.

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"The Magic Tree House" Opens Friday

PERFORM MURFREESBORO takes to the Patterson Community Center's stage this coming Friday through Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) to perform "The Magic Tree House".

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Now Pay Murfreesboro City Taxes On Line!
Now Pay Murfreesboro City Taxes On Line!

Murfreesboro Citizens no longer have to make a trip to City Hall or use the postal service to make property tax payments. Pay your city taxes on line!

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Realtors Collected
Realtors Collected "Toys for Tots"

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® recently held their annual toy drive for Toys for Tots with great results! Toys for Tots volunteers Mike Kidd and Angela Kidd, both REALTORS® with Keller Williams Realty in Murfreesboro picked up this year's donations.

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St. Thomas Treats Coronary Artery Disease
St. Thomas Treats Coronary Artery Disease

It's a device made of naturally dissolving material to treat coronary artery disease and Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, has become the first hospital in Middle Tennessee to utilize the revolutionary device.

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MTSU Created 1,892 New Alumni On Saturday
MTSU Created 1,892 New Alumni On Saturday

Congratulations to the 1,892 Middle Tennessee State University graduates who became new Blue Raider alumni on Saturday (12/10/2016).

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MPD Identified Woman's Body...1st-Degree Murder Warrant Issued
MPD Identified Woman's Body...1st-Degree Murder Warrant Issued

Murfreesboro Police have confirmed that the body that was found Thursday (12/8/16) in a wooded area off Elam Mills Road is 33-year old Francisca Gomez-Cordero. A warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for 47-year old Romolo Hernandez-Mayo.

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UPDATE: Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding
UPDATE: Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding

Christiana Volunteer Fire Department will expand their Sledge Road headquarters to include a new bay, training room, offices and restrooms.

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Woman's Body Found--Police Need Your Help!

Francisca Gomez-Cordero was reported missing from her Murfreesboro apartment. A body that is thought to be hers, was found and police developed a suspect. That person may have fled, and police need your help.

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6 Communicators Inducted Into TN Journalism Hall of Fame
6 Communicators Inducted Into TN Journalism Hall of Fame

The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame held its Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony and banquet Thursday (12/8/2016) night at the Murfreesboro Association of Realtors Training Center at 311 Butler Drive.

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UPDATE: Tuesday Night Shooting in Murfreesboro involved teens
UPDATE: Tuesday Night Shooting in Murfreesboro involved teens

Evidently, a teen is believed to have been shot in the abdomen. The teen was then taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital...

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Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding
Christiana Volunteer Fire Department Expanding

Community donations to Christiana Volunteer Fire Department allowed firefighters to expand their headquarters to house a tanker truck and a training room at the Sledge Road station. Groundbreaking for the expanded headquarters will be at 4:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday afternoon.

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Gas UP 6-cents...$1.88 in Murfreesboro
Gas UP 6-cents...$1.88 in Murfreesboro

Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. In Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week up 6-cents to $1.88 per gallon.

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MTSU to Hawaii Christmas Eve--Hear on WGNS
MTSU to Hawaii Christmas Eve--Hear on WGNS

The HAWAII BOWL will place the Blue Raiders against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors with the kick off at 7:00PM Christmas eve (Murfreesboro Time) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, and yes--you'll hear it on WGNS.

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Ho, Ho, Ho---Ouch, Ouch Says Santa with Truman
Ho, Ho, Ho---Ouch, Ouch Says Santa with Truman

"Ho, Ho, Ho"--and suddenly we hear "Ouch, Ouch, Ouch" says Santa to Truman who sits on St. Nick's lap with a long, long list. The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade is 2:00 o'clock next Sunday (12/11/2016).

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Christmas Tree Lighting On Murfreesboro Square
Christmas Tree Lighting On Murfreesboro Square

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, especially after Main Street's outstanding tree lighting on the historic Murfreesboro square Friday night.

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Ram's Holiday Traffic Report
Ram's Holiday Traffic Report

The Yuletide season is here, and motorists are rushing from one part of Murfreesboro to another--while construction crews are trying to complete as much work as they can before weather gets even more wintry. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is checking his list twice, and offers these areas to avoid now through December 10th.

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Toot's and RCSO Help Less Fortunate Youngsters
Toot's and RCSO Help Less Fortunate Youngsters

Toot's diners can provide Christmas for less fortunate children by donating to the Shop with the Sheriff's Office during a fund-raiser this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) at Toot's on Broad Street and Toot's South.

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Listen for Salvation Army Bell Ringers...And GIVE!
Listen for Salvation Army Bell Ringers...And GIVE!

Tis the season to be "ringing", and the Murfreesboro Salvation Army is around the Heart of Tennessee with their bell ringers and kettles through Christmas Eve.

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City Schools Promote Attendance This Tuesday
City Schools Promote Attendance This Tuesday

Murfreeesboro City Schools will hold a Perfect Attendance Day this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) to promote regular attendance and reduce chronic absence.

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First National Bank's Mortgage Services In Historic Home
First National Bank's Mortgage Services In Historic Home

On Friday (12/2/2016) First National Bank celebrated the renovation of a 136-year old home at 111 North Maple Street, that is now their mortgage services department.

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TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016
TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016

The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame will honor five broadcast journalists during a banquet and award ceremonies at 5:30 Thursday evening, December 8, 2016. WGNS is proud that two inductees are alums of the Good Neighbor Station.

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Rutherford County Jail Might Lose Certification
Rutherford County Jail Might Lose Certification

A wave of firings, resignations, and the sheriff locked-up on federal charges--what could happen next? An inspection by the Tennessee Corrections Institute now places the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at-risk of losing state certification.

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Perform Murfreesboro Presents
Perform Murfreesboro Presents "Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR."

PERFORM MURFREESBORO presents "The Magic Tree House" Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (December 16-18, 2016) in The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year
Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year

Currently, Murfreesboro Police operate out of three buildings on South Church Street and one building on North Rutherford Boulevard. The new headquarter office will allow police to all be under the same roof.

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MTSU
MTSU "Top 25 Music Schools 2016"

For the third straight year, MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of an international list of acclaimed music schools praised by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee and London's Royal College of Music. It is in the prestigious "Top 25 Music Schools 2016".

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Interim Sheriff of Rutherford County set to retire Dec. 17th
Interim Sheriff of Rutherford County set to retire Dec. 17th

Interim Rutherford County Sheriff Randy Garrett is retiring on December 17th.

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Silver Alert Cancelled: William Cunningham
Silver Alert Cancelled: William Cunningham

Franklin Police found the missing 88-year old man who recently moved from Murfreesboro to Franklin.

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MFRD Helping In Sevier County
MFRD Helping In Sevier County

Crews from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department rolled-out Monday night (11/28/2016) to help those who are loosing everying in East Tennessee's fires in the Sevier County area of the Smoky Mountains.

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Gas Prices Leveling
Gas Prices Leveling

Gas prices leveled off over the weekend, after declining for more than three weeks.

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Linebaugh Library Book Signings for December
Linebaugh Library Book Signings for December

Linebaugh will be hosting two local author book signings in December. Brittany Goodwin will be at Linebaugh on Monday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and student authors from Central Magnet School on Tuesday, December 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

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Sign-Up NOW For MASTER GARDENER'S Program
Sign-Up NOW For MASTER GARDENER'S Program

Have you been wanting to be a part of the MASTER GARDENER'S program, but have missed signing-up? Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course.

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Nia Jones Arrested at Macy's in Franklin
Nia Jones Arrested at Macy's in Franklin

A Murfreesboro woman is free on bond after her arrest Monday (11/28/2016) for Felony Theft in Franklin.

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Shining Gem of Local Theatre Nelda Pope Dies
Shining Gem of Local Theatre Nelda Pope Dies

Middle Tennessee lost one of its shining gems Wednesday morning, Nelda Pope passed away.

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RCSO Sgt Todd Hammond Resigns Effective 12/4/2016
RCSO Sgt Todd Hammond Resigns Effective 12/4/2016

Rutherford County Sheriff Sergeant Todd Hammond submitted his letter of resignation, effective December 4, 2016. He was one of two officers summoned to an alleged domestic call at Sheriff Arnold's home on Labor Day evening.

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TN Secretary of State Hargett Addresses Rotary
TN Secretary of State Hargett Addresses Rotary

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday.

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Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks
Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks

As health officials in nearby states, including Arkansas and Missouri monitor outbreaks of mumps that are growing in number and geographically, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds residents mumps vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps illness.

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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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Thankful Gas Prices Lower For Thanksgiving Travel
Thankful Gas Prices Lower For Thanksgiving Travel

Gas prices are falling as 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving. In the past week, state averages declined 5 cents in Florida, 7 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, Thanksgiving week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.83 per gallon.

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Ram's Fearless
Ram's Fearless "Avoid This Area Forecast"

Putting in extra workers to finish projects before winter sets in, also creates traffic problems. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid between now and November 26th.

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New
New "Red Light Cameras" MUCH CLEARER"!

When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.

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Art Studio Tour Was Big Hit This Past Weekend
Art Studio Tour Was Big Hit This Past Weekend

The 23rd Annual Art Studio Tour was a huge success this past Saturday and Sunday as patrons purchased gifts at 10 area studios

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Rush To Discovery Center's Boardwalk: See Otter Dams
Rush To Discovery Center's Boardwalk: See Otter Dams

There was the election, then the Super Moon--now, the river otters invade Murfreesboro. WGNS' Bart Walker said that he'd been going to the radio station's tower that is in a wetland that's only four-blocks off the square, and never saw anything like the hundreds of feet of earthen dam built quickly by river otters.

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RCSO Major Charged: Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship
RCSO Major Charged: Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship

More on Thursday's federal indictments against Rutherford County Sheriff's MajorTerry McBurney of Murfreesboro. This Northern Ireland male was charged with illegally obtaining citizenship.

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UPDATE: Nissan Assembly Worker LifeFlighted To Vanderbilt, later dies
UPDATE: Nissan Assembly Worker LifeFlighted To Vanderbilt, later dies

"We can confirm that a Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant employee was involved in an incident yesterday (Wednesday) and transported to the hospital where he passed away."

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Manfred Grill Died Wednesday Night On I-840 Crash
Manfred Grill Died Wednesday Night On I-840 Crash

50-year old Manfred Grill died in a single-vehicle crash on I-840, near mile marker 60, and the West Jefferson Pike exit. The fatal accident occurred a little before 5:00 o'clock Wednesday night.

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Tuesday Morning Motorists Were Traumatized:
Tuesday Morning Motorists Were Traumatized: "This is when we need community the most".

Many motorists traveling along I-24 at the South Church Street overpass were traumatized around 6:30 Tuesday morning by seeing a man hanging from the bridge. What should those persons do now?

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 Local Auto Business and Hair Salon FINED By State
Local Auto Business and Hair Salon FINED By State

The October, 2016 disciplinary actions handed out by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)'s Division of Regulatory Boards and two Rutherford County businesses were fined.

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UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Blaze On N. Church St. Appears Suspicious
UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Blaze On N. Church St. Appears Suspicious

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the fire that occurred early Sunday morning at 824 N Church Street appears suspicious.

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop
Gas Prices Continue To Drop

Gas prices continued their downward march toward $2 a gallon nationwide last week. The average price is $2.02 in Tennessee, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.16 in Florida. They've been below that mark in the 'Boro for much of this year, and this week some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon.

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Sheriff Suspended With No Pay
Sheriff Suspended With No Pay

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

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LOCALLY OWNED Kick-Off Attracted Many Local Business Owners
LOCALLY OWNED Kick-Off Attracted Many Local Business Owners

Owners of local businesses packed The Alley On Main Restaurant Monday night. They were there to learn about LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO, a new organization designed to help small businesses.

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Oaklands CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Oaklands CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES Saturday, Dec. 3rd

It's beginning to look and feel alot like Christmas. A big part of that is the 33rd Annual Oakland Candlelight Tour of Homes begins at 4:00 Saturday afternoon, December 3rd, and continues until 8:00 that evening. Stroll the beautifully decorated homes and churches that are a part of the tour, enjoy warm wassel and Christmas carols.

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Haze and Smell of Fire: Weather Condition--Don't Call 911
Haze and Smell of Fire: Weather Condition--Don't Call 911

The hazy skies and smell of either "smoke" or "chemicals" is from wildfires in distant places, and no reason to phone the fire department or 911.

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Rutherford County Fugitive Arrested In Texas
Rutherford County Fugitive Arrested In Texas

A Rutherford County fugitive who has been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list for 13 years, was arrested in Texas on Saturday (11/12/2016). Jose Alberto Rendon is awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.

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Murfreesboro Man Arrested With Standoff At Embassy Suites In Franklin
Murfreesboro Man Arrested With Standoff At Embassy Suites In Franklin

26-year old Paul Briggs of Murfreesboro is in the Williamson County Jail after an early Sunday morning standoff at Franklin's Embassy Suites Hotel.

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Look At The SUPER MOON
Look At The SUPER MOON

Are you ready for the SUPER MOON? On Monday evening, November 14, 2016, at 8:09PM Grenwich Mean Time (GMT), the moon will pass the Earth at its closest distance since 1948. If you convert that to the Central Time Zone, it would be 2:09PM Monday afternoon. So check out the SUPER MOON tonight or tomorrow night.

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Dr. Oran Aaronson Joins St. Thomas In January
Dr. Oran Aaronson Joins St. Thomas In January

Saint Thomas Medical Partners, part of the Ascension Tennessee ministry Saint Thomas Health, announced that Dr. Oran Aaronson will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners as part of the Howell Allen Clinic practice. Dr. Aaronson will join the Saint Thomas Health ministry on January 1, 2017.

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Saturday's Veterans Tribute at the VA was a huge success!
Saturday's Veterans Tribute at the VA was a huge success!

Veterans tributes continued on Saturday (11/12/2016) at the campus of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. The Air National Guard's Band of the South got the music flowing at 10:00 o'clock, followed by a series of talks and the Veterans Parade.

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Two-Pickup Crash: Lebanon Pike @ Cherry Lane
Two-Pickup Crash: Lebanon Pike @ Cherry Lane

Murfreesboro Police received a call at 4:56 Saturday (11/12/2016) night about two vehicle crash with injuries on Lebanon Pike (State Highway 231-N) near Cherry Lane.

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How Arthur & Earnette Lewis Have Had 50 Wonderful Years!
How Arthur & Earnette Lewis Have Had 50 Wonderful Years!

I ran into Arthur Lewis at the grocery Friday night. He was just like a middle schooler on his first date. However, he and Earnette celebrate their Golden Anniversary Saturday (11/12/2016).

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Democrats Tussle In Knox County
Democrats Tussle In Knox County

The Tennessee Democratic Party is "turning up the heat" on Knox County.

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St. Thomas Names Amy D. Wilson Chief Nursing Officer
St. Thomas Names Amy D. Wilson Chief Nursing Officer

Saint Thomas Health, Ascension's Tennessee ministry, has announced that Amy D. Wilson will be joining the nine-hospital system as Chief Nursing Officer.

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Missing man found in vehicle in Murfreesboro - Flown to Vanderbilt
Missing man found in vehicle in Murfreesboro - Flown to Vanderbilt

An 89-year old Hendersonville, Tennessee, man who had been missing for over three-days, was found by a walker in Murfreesboro around 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning (11/10/2016). Louis Cobb was in his car, but it was in a dry lake bed, beyond barricades in an industrial area. LifeFlight helicopter took him to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Friday is VETERANS DAY:  11AM on Town Square
Friday is VETERANS DAY: 11AM on Town Square

Friday is Veterans Day and on the 11th hour of the 11th month, and 11th day--the Murfreesboro public square will pause and honor those who are and have served our great country, as well as those who made the supreme sacrifice.

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Steady Flow of Citizens at Thursday's
Steady Flow of Citizens at Thursday's "Bottoms" Meeting

As was evidenced in the steady flow of citizens at Thursday night's Historic Bottoms public meeting, the interest in the concept of renewing and expanding the downtown district is catching fire.

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Read To Succeeds TOP SPELLER is Ray Broadhead
Read To Succeeds TOP SPELLER is Ray Broadhead

On Thursday night, Read To Succeed's annual SPELLING BEE at the World Outreach Church was a tremendous success. Webb School Headmaster Ray Broadhead was the top speller for 2016.

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La Vergne's LaShane Hayes Faces Federal Charges
La Vergne's LaShane Hayes Faces Federal Charges

United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee David Rivera told NewsRadio WGNS that on Wednesday (11/9/2016) a 43-year old La Vergne woman was charged in a criminal information case.

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Drought Cancels Thursday
Drought Cancels Thursday "Hayride" and Saturday "Campfire"

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled two events due to the danger of fires brought on by drought conditions.

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Nominate
Nominate "Business Person" and "Business Legend" Now!

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the BUSINESS AT IT'S BEST GALA luncheon that's set for 11:30 Friday morning, January 27, 2017 in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Now Hiring Advertising Sales Associate
Now Hiring Advertising Sales Associate

WGNS is currently looking for a motivated sales person. The new hire will be responsible for securing new advertisers online and on the air. They will also be responsible for maintaining several existing accounts.

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Ground Broken For  DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER
Ground Broken For DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER

At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.

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Market Shifts--Oil Prices May Be About To Plummet
Market Shifts--Oil Prices May Be About To Plummet

A major shift occurred in the oil markets last week, suggesting gas prices could soon plummet. Oil prices tumbled to 6-week lows, due to an unexpected record-high build in domestic crude oil inventories. Discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $1.91 per gallon.

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Mayor McFarland In New York Marathon
Mayor McFarland In New York Marathon

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland leads by example. He is a strong advocate for healthy living, and encourages events and activities here that promote fitness. This past weekend the mayor was a runner in the New York Marathon.

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Ram's Fearless Road Forecast Through Nov. 12th
Ram's Fearless Road Forecast Through Nov. 12th

The crisp fall air is great for football, beautiful leaves and leaving window open, but it's a warning to construction crews that their prime work season is nearing an end. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of congested areas to avoid where crews are ramping-up to finish projects now through November 12th.

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Habitat's
Habitat's "Cook'n To Build" Huge Success!

Sunny skies on Saturday (11/5/2016), a gentle breeze and temps around 70 brought record attendance at Habitat for Humanities annual Cook'n To Build on the historic Murfreesboro square.

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Set Your Clock BACK 1-HOUR This Weekend
Set Your Clock BACK 1-HOUR This Weekend

This weekend is when you set your clocks BACK 1-HOUR. This officially happens at 2:00AM early Sunday morning (11/6/2016).

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LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO Meets Nov. 14th
LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO Meets Nov. 14th

Locally Owned Murfreesboro officially launches with a membership drive and mixer from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock Monday evening, November 14th at The Alley on Main.

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Ground Breaking For
Ground Breaking For "Doug Young Public Safety Training Center" Tuesday Morning

The City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue, and Murfreesboro Police Department are proud to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Doug Young Public Safety Training Center located at the former Franklin Heights Housing Complex just off of Bridge Avenue at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, November 8th.

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Dr. Joshua Taylor Joins TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
Dr. Joshua Taylor Joins TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is pleased to welcome Joshua Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S., board- certified general surgeon, to its medical staff. He has joined The Surgical Clinic located in the Physicians Building at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

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Frank Baugh's Paintings At Arts Center for Cannon County Through Decembeer 17th
Frank Baugh's Paintings At Arts Center for Cannon County Through Decembeer 17th

The Berger Gallery at the Arts Center of Cannon County is in full-color with paintings by Murfreesboro's Frank Baugh.

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"19 Days of Activism" To Stop Child Abuse

The Child Advocacy Center encourages everyone to learn more about "The 19 Days of Activism", a period to bring awareness to ways to spot and end violence against children and youth. This year, November 1 - 19, 2016 are those days that make a difference.

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 Bob Lamb and Bud Morris Receive MTSU's Joe Nunley Award
Bob Lamb and Bud Morris Receive MTSU's Joe Nunley Award

Lifelong friends Bob Lamb and Bud Morris were shocked and humbled when they learned they would be the 2016 co-recipients of the Joe Nunley Award presented at the conclusion of the 35th annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Services picnic Saturday (11/5/2016).

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5K At Blackman In Memory Of Jonah Guider
5K At Blackman In Memory Of Jonah Guider

It might seem strange to some that Sheri and Rich Guider would organize a 5K run in memory of their son, Jonah, who was unable to run more than a few seconds. The second annual Run Jonah Run 5K is set for Saturday, November 12th, at Blackman High School.

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Fatal Thursday Morning Accident In Readyville
Fatal Thursday Morning Accident In Readyville

A fatal crash occurred Thursday morning in Readyville at Claude Gaither Road and Bradyville Pike. One dead and another flown to hospital.

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Sheriff Arnold Still In Jail--Judge Says NO RELEASE!
Sheriff Arnold Still In Jail--Judge Says NO RELEASE!

Sheriff Robert Arnold appeared in federal court Tuesday morning to request being released from jail until his February 7, 2017 court date. However, no decision was made and Arnold remains locked-up.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young will hold a hearing on a proposed suspension which is part of an ouster suit against the Sheriff on November 8, 2016.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Club Gives Grants For
Murfreesboro Rotary Club Gives Grants For "Arts" and "Reading"

On Tuesday (11/1/2016), the Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented $3,000 in grants to "the arts" as well as "reading programs" to benefit area youth. Service Project Committee Chair Gib Backlund noted that the money from the 97-year old civic club would be directed toward educational enrichment for this area's youth.

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall
Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Gas prices are on the decline after dropping 2 cents in Florida, and 4 cents in Georgia and Tennessee during the past week.

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The Miracle Field in Murfreesboro set to open in April of 2017
The Miracle Field in Murfreesboro set to open in April of 2017

Bonnie Price, who is the father of Major League Baseball Player David Price, spoke to WGNS about the field that is expected to open in April of 2017...

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Enter the CHRISTMAS PARADE Now!
Enter the CHRISTMAS PARADE Now!

You can almost hear those sleigh bells tingling as the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade makes its way down East Main Street and around the square on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2016.

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Evergreen Evening Cemetery Tour Breathtaking!
Evergreen Evening Cemetery Tour Breathtaking!

Saturday night's walking tour of the Evergreen Cemetery that was hosted by Oaklands Historic House Museum was a pleasant blend of history, creativity and a healthy meandering alongside a cross-section of the earlier leaders from our community.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through November 5th
Ram's Road Warnings Through November 5th

Construction crews know this warm weather won't last forever, so they're using every second to get ahead on projects. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic challenges in the 'Boro now through November 5th.

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After Schooling, Chamber's BEP Helps Launch Careers
After Schooling, Chamber's BEP Helps Launch Careers

As high school students and adults returning to school look for the right college program, and businesses seek to build the best workforce, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and partners have introduced a new interactive resource to help with both.

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Fun For Family Monday At Cannonsburgh
Fun For Family Monday At Cannonsburgh

From 2:00 to 5:00PM Monday afternoon (10/31/2016) Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village will be packed with Halloween costumed youngsters who are enjoying a variety of activities that are coordinated by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.

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Rutherford County Students DOMINATE State Choirs
Rutherford County Students DOMINATE State Choirs

Rutherford County Schools is singing the praises of more student success stories. This time, it's high school choir singers who are showcasing their exceptional talents at two Nashville concerts.

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Veterans Day Parade in Murfreesboro November 12th
Veterans Day Parade in Murfreesboro November 12th

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is gearing up for its Third Annual Veterans Day Parade at the main administration building on the beautiful Alvin C. York campus.

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Suspect Jailed For Two Thursday Morning Robberies
Suspect Jailed For Two Thursday Morning Robberies

Murfreesboro Police arrested a suspect involved in the two armed robberies on Thursday (10/27/2016). Detective Larry Maples charged Alexandro Antoine with the crimes, and he was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Honors Fire and Police
Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Honors Fire and Police

Two firefighters and two law enforcement officers were named Firefighters of the Year and Officers of the Year on Thursday (10/27/2016) at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon at Five Senses restaurant.

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Murfreesboro Aviation Honored For Flight Training
Murfreesboro Aviation Honored For Flight Training

Murfreesboro Aviation has again been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association.

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Local Ham Operators Prepare For Emergencies
Local Ham Operators Prepare For Emergencies

Area ham radio operators will be participating in a Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) exercise from October 30th through November 1st, according to Amateur Radio Emergency Services Coordinator Jim Goodrich, WA4VGZ.

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Thursday Night Duplex Fire In Murfreesboro
Thursday Night Duplex Fire In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1, 3, and 4, Ladder 1, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire at 1014 Todd Court just before 7:00 o'clock Thursday night (10/27/2016).

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Cannon County Government
Cannon County Government "Out Of Money"

The government for Cannon County, Tennessee is facing major budget issues. The Budget Committee met Thursday night and studied ways to reduce the money being spent. One of the ideas is to consider cutting 2.42 per cent from all departments.

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Help the Child Advocacy Center with their Turkey Tee Off
Help the Child Advocacy Center with their Turkey Tee Off

Time is running out for sponsorship opportunities in the 6th Annual Turkey Tee Off, as the Child Advocacy Center invites golfers to the 6th Annual Turkey Tee Off Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

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GROWTH Ahead In Murfreesboro's Future
GROWTH Ahead In Murfreesboro's Future

On Tuesday (10/25/2016) Murfreesboro Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody told Murfreesboro Rotary members about this city's exciting plans for the city's future.

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UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Motorcycle Crash
UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Motorcycle Crash

We now know the name of the victim in a weekend motorcycle crash on East Clark Boulevard. He's identified by Murfreesboro Police reports as 45-year old Jim Dixon of Old Lascassas Pike.

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Gas Prices Decline
Gas Prices Decline

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded declined for the 15th consecutive day Sunday, for a total discount of 4 cents during that period.

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FREE SPEECH Panel 4:30PM Tomorrow At MTSU's JUB
FREE SPEECH Panel 4:30PM Tomorrow At MTSU's JUB

Four speakers will examine the precarious intersection of free speech, hate speech and academic freedom at with a special public panel discussion. The event is 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, October 25th, in MTSU's Tennessee Room at the James Union Building.

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Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School
Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School

A La Vergne teen is in the hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggen tells NewsRadio WGNS a 14-year old boy suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit around 6:30 this (Monday) morning.

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Write Winning Essay And MTEMC Sends 15 To D.C.
Write Winning Essay And MTEMC Sends 15 To D.C.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is preparing to send 15 high school juniors to Washington, DC. This coming year's essay topic is "Electric Cooperatives - Going Beyond the Wires".

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Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th
Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the cold weather season is approaching quickly, and construction projects will be slowing down. Crews are ramping-up on their work to stay on target before really cold weather hits. Ram tells about potential areas to avoid between today and October 29th.

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"POWER OF 10" Meets Nov. 9th In Nashville

The largest planning event in the ten-county area is is from 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 9th, until 3:30 that afternoon in Nashville's Music City Center. Rutherford County is well represented on the board.

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Fall Fest for Candle Wishes At Blackman High Nov. 5th
Fall Fest for Candle Wishes At Blackman High Nov. 5th

Students from Blackman High School will host a fall festival from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, November 5th. The event will raise money for Candle Wishes.

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

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

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
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Recycle Rutherford Meets 7PM Monday Night
Recycle Rutherford Meets 7PM Monday Night

Recycle Rutherford is holding its fall meeting in the second floor courtroom of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening (10/24/2016). The public is encouraged to attend.

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Political Forums On Demand
Political Forums On Demand

If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.

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Explosion of Voter Registrations
Explosion of Voter Registrations

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

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's "Wound Care Clinic"

Seventy percent of all patients who enter the doors of the Wound Care Center at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are diabetic; and, approximately 15 percent of all diabetic patients develop chronic wounds that are slow to heal.

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MTSU Botanical Medicine Research Creates Cures
MTSU Botanical Medicine Research Creates Cures

Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Botanical Medicine Research is a joint effort with scientists in China. Dr. Elliot Altman spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (10/18/2016) and noted that a cure for cancer could come from research done at MTSU

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Gas Drops A Penny...$1.96
Gas Drops A Penny...$1.96

Pump prices in Georgia and Tennessee continue their descent, while Florida prices dipped on Sunday for the first time in two weeks. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas going for $1.96.

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Ultralight Plane Crash in nearby Coffee County
Ultralight Plane Crash in nearby Coffee County

In nearby Coffee County, the Sheriff's Department received a call around 4:47 Sunday afternoon (10/16/2017) that an ultralight Sky Cycle crashed in the Hillsboro community. 52-year old Michael David Nelms died in the crash.

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WARNING: Fire Training Tuesday...Smoke To Fill Skies
WARNING: Fire Training Tuesday...Smoke To Fill Skies

Skies near downtown Murfreesboro will be filled with smoke at various times this Tuesday (10/18/2016), but officials with Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department warn that this is strictly a drill. This old Franklin Heights complex on Bridge Avenue at the New Salem Highway is where fire training will be taking place under "live fire conditions". It begins at 8:00 o'clock Tuesday morning and continues until 5:00 in the afternoon.

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Jazz Series Begins Thursday Night At MTSU
Jazz Series Begins Thursday Night At MTSU

Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series in the Wright Music Building at 7:30 Thursday night (10/20/206) with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid Through August 22nd
Ram's Roads To Avoid Through August 22nd

This great fall weather reminds construction crews that their seasonal clock for projects is ticking away. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warn Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through October 22nd.

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Young VSA Artists At MTSU To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree
Young VSA Artists At MTSU To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree

Young artists from across the state will be at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday (10/17/2016) to create Tennessee's ornaments for the national Christmas tree in Washington, DC.

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'Boro
'Boro "Food Truck Ordinance" Passes First Reading

The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously adopted a proposed Food Ordinance on First Reading that amends City Code and adds new regulations on food trucks operating within the City limits. The ordinance must still receive approval on Second Reading to be officially adopted.

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Oaklands Park Is State's Newest Certified Arboretum
Oaklands Park Is State's Newest Certified Arboretum

Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state's newest certified arboretum.

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St. Thomas' COPD Health Rally Saturday
St. Thomas' COPD Health Rally Saturday

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital encouraged individuals with COPD to attend the "BREATHE STRONG RALLY" from 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning (10/15/2016) until 3:00 in the afternoon. This event will be held at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Boulevard, next to PAWS and just down from Sam's).

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Two Authors At MTSU Monday Afternoon
Two Authors At MTSU Monday Afternoon

A pair of authors will be at MTSU's Student Union Building at 1:00 o'clock and 3:00PM Monday (10/17/2016) afternoon for the Annual Southern Festival of Books. The public is encouraged to hear South Carolina's Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and Pulitzer Prize fiction winner Robert Olen Butler.

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Homecoming: WKU 44 - MTSU 43, double OT and Video of Parade
Homecoming: WKU 44 - MTSU 43, double OT and Video of Parade

Homecoming week went well with parties, parade, and even the "Bleed Blue" competition, but the grid-iron battle was hot all the way. In double overtime, the final score: Western Kentucky 44 and Blue Raiders 43.

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Motion Filed To Release Sheriff Arnold From Jail
Motion Filed To Release Sheriff Arnold From Jail

A motion has been filed by Sheriff Robert Arnold's attorney to release him from the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky.

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KITTRELL SCHOOL REUNION Filled With Memories
KITTRELL SCHOOL REUNION Filled With Memories

The Kittrell School Reunion spotlighted the class of 1966 that celebrated its 50th reunion. The recent event was packed with memories.

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SE-YA Preview October 27th at Linebaugh Library
SE-YA Preview October 27th at Linebaugh Library

The Southeast Young Adult Book Festival is giving a preview of this major event next year by featuring five best selling authors from 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday evening, October 27, 2016, at the Linebaugh Public Library (105 West Vine St.).

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PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State
PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State

PHOTOS: As Lions International prepares for its 100th anniversary next summer, the international board of directors was called to order in Nashville Thursday (10/13/2016) by Murfreesboro's Bob Corlew.

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THIS WEEK: Library Past Due Fees For Cans of Food Oct. 9-15
THIS WEEK: Library Past Due Fees For Cans of Food Oct. 9-15

Going on all this week up until Saturday (October 9 - 15), all branches of the Linebaugh Public Library System will be collecting food donations to pay off overdue fines.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy

It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football.

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Truman Jones on the Air Tuesday
Truman Jones on the Air Tuesday

Popular morning radio host Truman Jones returns to the air - at least for a day - on Tuesday.

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Tuesday Is Deadline to Register to Vote In Presidential Election
Tuesday Is Deadline to Register to Vote In Presidential Election

If you are not registered to vote, Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley reminds residents Tuesday (October 11th), is the deadline for registering to vote in the November 8th presidential election.

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Gas Prices Down In 'Boro
Gas Prices Down In 'Boro

Pump prices rose in Florida last week as gas stations struggled to meet surging demand due to Hurricane Matthew. They remained the same in the Volunteer State. However, here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week 8-cents lower than the previous week at $1.97 per gallon.

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Areas To Avoid:  Road Grid Lock
Areas To Avoid: Road Grid Lock

Crisp fall mornings signal the beginning of construction crews trying to complete projects on time, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran gives a heads-up on areas of town to avoid between today and October 15th.

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"Fall Break" Oct. 8-11 at MTSU

MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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MILESTONE: 10th Annual Middle Half
MILESTONE: 10th Annual Middle Half

A faulty pistol got the 10th Annual Middle Half off a few minutes late, but the temp in the 60s made up for any lost time.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
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UPDATE: North Maney Avenue Fire on Tuesday Ruled Accidental
UPDATE: North Maney Avenue Fire on Tuesday Ruled Accidental

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 4, District 8, and Rescue 7 responded to a single story duplex fire at 719 North Maney Avenue just before 11:00 Tuesday night.

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TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools
TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that too much Tennessee history could be stripped from teaching requirements in the state's public schools under an update to social studies standards.

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MTSU Developing A BS Degree In Fermentation
MTSU Developing A BS Degree In Fermentation

Dr. Tony Johnson told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (10/4/2016) that they are developing a bachelor of science degree on fermentation.

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Gas Opens Week At $2.05 In The 'Boro
Gas Opens Week At $2.05 In The 'Boro

Gas prices are about the same - if not less - than last week, in the southeastern United States. The week in Murfreesboro started with many discounters opening 4-cents less at $2.05 per gallon.

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TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week
TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week

The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year.

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

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

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Murfreesboro's Dr. Jim Bishop, DDS, Passed Away
Murfreesboro's Dr. Jim Bishop, DDS, Passed Away

Longtime Murfreesboro dentist and community leader Jim Bishop passed away around 11:00 o'clock Monday morning at the age of 75.

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SILVER ALERT, 73-Year Old Man Found Safe
SILVER ALERT, 73-Year Old Man Found Safe

Murfreesboro Police lifted the Silver Alert that was issued around 2:00 o'clock Sunday morning (10/2/2016) on 73 year old Clark Dale Sheppard. He was found "safe" about 10-hours later in the day.

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MTSU Aerospace Students Learn On Groundbreaking Software
MTSU Aerospace Students Learn On Groundbreaking Software

Middle Tennessee State University aerospace students are finally getting the chance to receive hands-on training -- and a leg up in the job market -- using a state-of-the-art aviation program donated earlier this year.

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Ram's Road Ramblings Through October 8th
Ram's Road Ramblings Through October 8th

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists that crews are busy completing projects, and there are potential hot spots to avoid now through October 8th.

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Drive Alert...Don't
Drive Alert...Don't "Fall" for the beautiful "Fall Weather"

We're beginning to enjoy a "hint of fall" in the air. Keep alert, and don't be distracted by the beauty of the season.

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Saturday's MAIN STREET MARKET Huge Success
Saturday's MAIN STREET MARKET Huge Success

Partly sunny, a gentle breeze and temps around 70 brought out the shoppers Saturday morning to the Main Street Market.

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12 Citizens File OUSTER SUIT Against Sheriff Arnold
12 Citizens File OUSTER SUIT Against Sheriff Arnold

An attorney representing 12 local residents, filed an ouster suit to remove Robert Arnold from the office of sheriff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Supply Back, Gas Stable At $2.09 In 'Boro
Supply Back, Gas Stable At $2.09 In 'Boro

Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas stable at $2.09 per gallon.

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WGNS' Listener Asked Mayor About Traffic Signal
WGNS' Listener Asked Mayor About Traffic Signal

On the WGNS' Action Line, a listener asked Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland about placing a traffic signal at the intersection of the Old Lascassas Pike and Rutherford Boulevard.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Report
Ram's Traffic Jam Report

Have you noticed more traffic jams? Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are stepping-up work on projects in an effort to complete them on-time. Here are his areas to avoid now through October 1st.

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TBI Charges Cannon County Man With Murder
TBI Charges Cannon County Man With Murder

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Cannon County man for the July murder of his brother.

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High School Students Tour MTSU Today
High School Students Tour MTSU Today

Middle Tennessee State University welcomes prospective high school students and their families to visit the campus Saturday (9/24/2016), In addition to today, November 5th and March 17, 2017, are additional Saturdays for a tour.

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MTSU Scholars Academy
MTSU Scholars Academy

The 2016-2017 MTSU academic year rolls along, more than 300 freshmen are much more prepared to succeed at university life after participating in the expanding MTSU Scholars Academy over the summer.

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Pups Loved Saturday's Plunge At 'Boro Beach
Pups Loved Saturday's Plunge At 'Boro Beach

The "Puppy Plunge" Saturday morning at SportsCom's 'Boro Beach was a huge success. Several hundred well behaved canine romped and played together, while amusing an even larger assembly of humans.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it

While Sheriff Arnold is not directly talking about the federal charges that he is facing, he did publicly state to News Radio WGNS this week...

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Ram's Road Ramblings Through Sept. 24th
Ram's Road Ramblings Through Sept. 24th

Autumn arrives this coming Thursday, and that's a warning bell for those involved in construction projects. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where congestion might pop-up now through September 24th.

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Victorian Mourning Customs at Oaklands in October
Victorian Mourning Customs at Oaklands in October

When Oaklands Mansion and the plantation were in their prime, honoring the dead was dramatically different. Throughout the entire month of October, Oaklands Historic House Museum shows how mourning was carried out. The public is invited to come explore the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Avenue.

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Pipeline Leak: Many Locals OUT Of Gas
Pipeline Leak: Many Locals OUT Of Gas

Many gas stations in the area are out of fuel and have bagged nozzles. Reports indicate that the Colonial Pipeline leak south of Birmingham has spilled as much as 8,000 barrels of gasoline.

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Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Sign-Ups In October
Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Sign-Ups In October

Participation in team sports by youngsters can teach them life-lessons that will help them from now on. The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will sign-up for YOUTH BASKETBALL during the entire month of October.

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Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Two Arrests in Murfreesboro
Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Two Arrests in Murfreesboro

A search warrant was obtained for the apartment and police found a box of shotgun shells that matched the spent 12 gauge shell casing found outside the apartment.

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Gas Prices Drop Again--$1.84 At Some Discounters!
Gas Prices Drop Again--$1.84 At Some Discounters!

Gas prices declined for the 11th consecutive day Sunday; falling 4 cents in Florida, 6 cents in Georgia, and 5 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.84 per gallon.

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday At RCSO
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday At RCSO

A gentle breeze and temps around 78, residents and officials were a part of an on-going 9/11 healing as the fifteenth annual Patriot's Day Remembrance Ceremony took place in front of the steel beam that was once a part of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

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Serious Storm Slams Mid-State Saturday
Serious Storm Slams Mid-State Saturday

High winds, pelting rain and lightning whipped across the mid-state Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raider-Commodore game at Dudley Stadium was on hold an hour and forty-five minutes.

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Ram's Road Report Through Sept. 17th
Ram's Road Report Through Sept. 17th

You can smell and feel the changing season, and you can see the increased push by construction crews to finish projects. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns road challenges to avoid now through September 17th.

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Emerald Ash Borers Now In 59 TN Counties
Emerald Ash Borers Now In 59 TN Counties

Rutherford County is one of 59 Tennessee counties in which there is a quarantine for Emerald Ash Borers.

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"Ode To Joy" Sunday, Sept. 18th At 1st Methodist

More than 200 of Middle Tennessee's finest musicians are bringing a joyful noise to the community Sunday, Sept. 18, with a special MTSU Presidential Concert featuring the final movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's immortal Ninth Symphony -- the "Ode to Joy."

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"My Father's War" 9:40AM and 11:05AM Tuesday At MTSU

A World War II veteran's memoir will be brought to life in storytelling and song during this coming Tuesday's performances (9/13/2016) at both 9:40 and 11:05 that morning in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.

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AUDIO: Remembering 9-11
AUDIO: Remembering 9-11

NewsRadio WGNS remembers 9-11 with this tribute to the men and women who gave their all on the day our homeland was attacked by terrorists.

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UPDATE: Lorrie Barrett Straughn Killed In Labor Day 2-Car Crash
UPDATE: Lorrie Barrett Straughn Killed In Labor Day 2-Car Crash

UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the accident report for the fatal wreck that occurred on Monday, Labor Day in Murfreesboro (9/5/16).

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Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square
Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of road closures this Friday around the construction site of the Rutherford County Judicial Center. In addition, at that same time, the Murfreesboro Police along with Fire and Rescue are sponsoring a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9:00AM at the courthouse.

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Gas Bargains Continue: 12-Year Low
Gas Bargains Continue: 12-Year Low

Americans paid the lowest gas prices for the Labor Day holiday weekend since 2004. In the 'Boro, the week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.88.

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YOU Can Build A Habitat House In 5-Hours On 9/17

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Ann Hoke & Associates Keller Williams for "PANEL BUILD". The goal is for the community to join together at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, September 17th, and assemble all exterior and interior walls for this Habitat House in five-hours.

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Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's
Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's

Emergency responders arrived quickly at a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7:30 on Tuesday evening (9/6/2016) near Hasting's Bookstore.

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Ram's Road Report Through September 10th
Ram's Road Report Through September 10th

Labor Day is the end of summer, and the start of a construction rush to end projects before winter arrives. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid now through September 10th.

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La Vergne's
La Vergne's "Old Timers Festival" Sept. 17th

This year's theme of the 2016 Old Timers Festival in La Vergne is "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes". This year's event will be on Saturday, September 17th.

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Mother Killed Labor Day Morning In E. Main St. Crash
Mother Killed Labor Day Morning In E. Main St. Crash

There was a fatal accident near MTSU that occurred around 9:15 Labor Day morning (9/5/2016). The two-vehicle crash happened in the 2600 block East Main Street, that going away from town and several blocks past Rutherford Boulevard.

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Ram Says Avoid These Areas Through Sept. 3rd
Ram Says Avoid These Areas Through Sept. 3rd

In preparation for seasonal changes, construction crews are ramping-up work on projects in order to meet deadlines. City Engineer Ram Balachandran shows areas to avoid today through September 3rd.

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Rutherford County Farmer's Market Classes This Week
Rutherford County Farmer's Market Classes This Week

It's another exciting week of classes at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market.

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MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet
MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation asking for member feedback as they look into delivering more programs or services. One of the services they are studying is broadband Internet services.

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Murfreesboro Soccer Club Hires 3 Key Persons
Murfreesboro Soccer Club Hires 3 Key Persons

Murfreesboro Soccer Club (MSC) hired three key persons. Tre Arhagba has been named Director of Goalkeeping; Matt Manning has been named Director of Recreational Soccer; and Jason Finley has been named U9-U12 Technical Director for MSC.

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Air Conditioner Is Out: LINEBAUGH LIBRARY CLOSED
Air Conditioner Is Out: LINEBAUGH LIBRARY CLOSED

The air conditioning unit is out at the Linebaugh Public Library on South Church at Vine Street is closed today (Thursday, 8/25/2016).

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New Bridge Entrance-Exit Ramps Being Used
New Bridge Entrance-Exit Ramps Being Used

The $17.6-million Bridge Over Broad project is entering a new phase. Entrance and exit ramps are being opened to handle traffic.

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TN Delegation Urges US Transportation Secretary To Find Solution
TN Delegation Urges US Transportation Secretary To Find Solution

Every member of Tennessee's Congressional delegation has urged U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to work with Governor Bill Haslam and state officials to find a solution to a problem that threatens Tennessee with the loss of $60 million in urgently needed highway funds.

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WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6PM Sept. 17th
WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6PM Sept. 17th

The fifth Annual Wine Around the Square is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night , September 17th. This event benefits Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation's Power of Pink and is slated for the historic uptown Murfreesboro area.

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Giant Birthday Bash At Stones River Battlefield
Giant Birthday Bash At Stones River Battlefield

At 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon (8/25/2016) the Stones River National Battlefield was filled with historical speakers, cheering supporters, and birthday cake.

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Gas Prices On The Rise
Gas Prices On The Rise

Gas prices are on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. 'Boro discounters hiked the price of regular gas 7-cents to start the week at $1.85.

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3,000 Attended MTSU Convocation On Sunday
3,000 Attended MTSU Convocation On Sunday

MTSU's 15th University Convocation speaker made references to the bestselling book he co-authored and was read by more than 3,000 new freshmen and transfer students this year.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU
Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU

Charlie and Hazel Daniels will be honored by Middle Tennessee State University at 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning (8/23/2016) in a special unveiling ceremony on the second floor atrium of the Andrew Woodfin Miller, Sr. Education Building at 503 East Bell Street.

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'Boro Owner Of Median Home Pays $42.63/Mo. For Services
'Boro Owner Of Median Home Pays $42.63/Mo. For Services

In a letter to Mayor Shane McFarland and members of the City Council, Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons calculated a theoretical monthly "bill" at $42.63 for a median home value of $169,600 in FY 2017.

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New Cripple Creek Cloggers Practice Site: The Block Restaurant
New Cripple Creek Cloggers Practice Site: The Block Restaurant

As the Cripple Creek Cloggers prepare for its golden anniversary this coming June, 2017, Founder Steve Cates announced plans for a new season of teaching, practice and performance. He noted The Block Restaurant at 123 Southeast Broad Street graciously welcomed the local worldwide ambassadors starting with practice at 4:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, September 11th, Patriot's Day.

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Ram's Reports On Roads To Avoid Through August 27th
Ram's Reports On Roads To Avoid Through August 27th

We've made the transition into a new school year, and we're starting to see an occasional hint of a seasonal change. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that as the weather gets more pleasant, road work will increase slightly due to ease for workers. That could create more road challenges for motorists now through August 27th at some job sites.

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Students Move Onto MTSU Campus THIS Weekend
Students Move Onto MTSU Campus THIS Weekend

This is the weekend students return to the Blue Raider campus. One freshman noted that the mix of showers only add to an exciting day they will always remember and cherrish.

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City's ROVER BUS Passes 2-Million Rider Mark!
City's ROVER BUS Passes 2-Million Rider Mark!

Rover, the City's public transportation system, recently surpassed a significant milestone--the 2 million mark in ridership. Rover officially began service in April 2007.

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Ribbon Cutting at FORD OF MURFREESBORO
Ribbon Cutting at FORD OF MURFREESBORO

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday (8/19/2016) at the new Ford of Murfreesboro facility at the corner of Broad and Northfield.

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Fatal ATV Crash In Rockvale
Fatal ATV Crash In Rockvale

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Wednesday afternoon ATV crash on Morgan Road in which 32-year old Amber Biggs was killed.

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Memorial at Haynes Wednesday Afternoon Crash
Memorial at Haynes Wednesday Afternoon Crash

A sunny day with temps in the 80s, usually a great combination--but the beautiful day seems to be creating numerous accidents here in Rutherford County.

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WGNS' Danny Page Named To BRAA Board
WGNS' Danny Page Named To BRAA Board

NewsRadio WGNS' Danny Page has been named to the Blue Raider Athletic Association's board of directors. He is in marketing and advertising with the radio station, and since March, 2008, Danny has coordinated the promotion of MTSU sports on WGNS.

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UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne
UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne

A 36-year old La Vergne woman has passed away from injuries from a crash.

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62-Day Price In Barrels of Oil Ends--Prices UP Slightly!
62-Day Price In Barrels of Oil Ends--Prices UP Slightly!

Oil prices rose $3 last week, pushing retail gas prices 3-4 cents higher in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week without increasing prices from the $1.77 per gallon mark of the previous week.

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Judicial Building Framework Growing Into Skyline
Judicial Building Framework Growing Into Skyline

Construction of the new Rutherford County Judicial Building on North Maple is progressing well.

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New VA Local Director Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron
New VA Local Director Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron

Effective September 4th, Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron takes on the role of being director of the Tennessee Valley Health Care System (TVHS).

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Murfreesboro Astronauts Help CAP Celebrate 75th
Murfreesboro Astronauts Help CAP Celebrate 75th

Dr. Rhea Seddon and Robert "Hoot" Gibson shared their out-of-this-world experiences as astronauts with 1,000 people attending the 75th anniversary celebration of the Civil Air Patrol Friday (8/12/2016) at Nashville's Opryland Hotel.

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SILVER ALERT Cancelled: Danny Pratt no longer missing
SILVER ALERT Cancelled: Danny Pratt no longer missing

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office issued a SILVER ALERT for a man named Danny Pratt, a possible Alzheimer's patient. However, he has since been located.

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Mayor McFarland Begged For Sprouts
Mayor McFarland Begged For Sprouts

The new Sprouts Farmers Market at 143 Wendlewood Drive is now open. This is just off Memorial and next to Adams Place.

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Oakland's OKTOBERFEST Set for September 24th
Oakland's OKTOBERFEST Set for September 24th

Oaklands Historic House Museum at 900 N. Maney Avenue is hosting its second-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday evening, September 24th from 5:00 to 9:00.

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Gas Prices UP 2-cents in 'Boro, But Still On LOW Side!
Gas Prices UP 2-cents in 'Boro, But Still On LOW Side!

Motorists across the nation are finding the lowest gas prices for this time of year since 2004. However, due to already low prices--here in the 'Boro this week began with a 2-cent per gallon increase. Many discounters started the week here with regular gas at $1.77 per gallon.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Trickle Speed In School & Construction Zones"

Monday (8/8/2016) is the first full day of school, and you're reminded to slow-down in school zones. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of other places to drive at "trickle speed" today through August 13th as well.

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Man On TBI's
Man On TBI's "Top 10" Crashed Into Cop Cars--Arrested!

A man who was added to the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list earlier this week, James Bryan Miller, was taken into custody Saturday (8/6/2016) night after colliding with law enforcement vehicles.

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Go Blue--886 New TRUE BLUE Alumni Created!
Go Blue--886 New TRUE BLUE Alumni Created!

Murphy Center was packed as 886 summer grads became Blue Raider alumni in the commencement program.

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"Rock of Ages" Opens Friday In Woodbury

The musical "Rock of Ages" opens this coming Friday (8/12/2016) in Woodbury at the Cannon County Center for the Arts at 1424 John Bragg Highway. There are performances at 7:30 Friday and Saturday evenings, and 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon matinees though August 27th. The show is rated PG-13.

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Main Street's
Main Street's "Friday Night Live" Another Huge Success!

Light winds and temps in the 70s attracted a packed Murfreesboro square Friday night (8/5/2016) for the third Friday Night Live of the summer season. This event is sponsored by Main Street Murfreesboro on the first Friday night of each month through September.

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TONIGHT is
TONIGHT is "National Night Out Against Crime"

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

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THDA Creating Business Locally
THDA Creating Business Locally

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

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!

National Night Out Against Crime reached thousands of citizens across Rutherford County on Tuesday night.

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Prime Vacation Time
Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Prime Vacation Time

Gas prices have fallen three cents since last weeks' Gas Price Brief, reaching today's average price of $2.14 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004. Here in the 'Boro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.75 per gallon.

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

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

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TBI Arrests Man Accused of Trafficking A 12-Year Old
TBI Arrests Man Accused of Trafficking A 12-Year Old

Just a few miles away, in neighboring Williamson County, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Human Trafficking Unit, working alongside local and federal partners, have arrested and charged a Nashville man accused of trafficking a 12-year-old from Texas for the purposes of commercial sex.

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Ram's List Of Places To Avoid Traffic Jams
Ram's List Of Places To Avoid Traffic Jams

Storms and hot temps add to the frustration as construction projects create traffic challenges. City Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid potential trouble area in the 'Boro today through August 6th.

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MTSU Summer Commencement Aug. 6th
MTSU Summer Commencement Aug. 6th

Almost 875 MTSU students are ready to accept their hard-earned degrees at the university's summer 2016 commencement ceremony, set for Saturday, Aug. 6th.

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Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle Thursday Afternoon
Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle Thursday Afternoon

A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle around 3:00 o'clock Thursday (7/28/2016) afternoon. This occurred on the exit ramp coming off North Thompson Lane and going onto West College Street, beside New Vision Baptist Church.

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Murfreesboro Continues to Study Plans for
Murfreesboro Continues to Study Plans for "The Bottom"

Murfreesboro is in the midst of developing a land use plan for the area called "The Bottoms." Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland explains where that area sits today along Broad Street (17 sec)...

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"The Next Door" Helps Addicted Women

The Next Door's CEO Sallie Hussey spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club Tuesday, and gave shocking information about the rising number of addicted women.

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MTSU's Beverly Keel Honored
MTSU's Beverly Keel Honored

MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel is named among the eight 2016 honorees for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee's Academy for Women of Achievement.

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National Night Out Against Crime Is August 2nd

The Murfreesboro Police Department is partnering with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Wellness Council of Rutherford County, and others to host National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

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Gas Prices Falling More...$1.79 per gallon in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Falling More...$1.79 per gallon in 'Boro!

Gas prices are falling at a consistency not seen in nearly two years. Some discounters in the 'Boro started this week with regular gas at $1.79 per gallon.

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Holloway High
Holloway High "Choice School" Open House 6PM Tuesday

If your high school student would benefit from smaller classes and more one on one teaching, Holloway High School might be the answer. This "non zoned" "for choice" Rutherford County School is hosting an open house Tuesday night at 6:00 o'clock.

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Saturday Is TOMMY SANFORD DAY
Saturday Is TOMMY SANFORD DAY

This Saturday will be TOMMY SANFORD DAY. The public is encouraged to be at the Almaville Volunteer Fire Department, One Mile Lane, at 10:00AM for naming the road "Tommy Sanford Memorial Mile", honoring his 52-years of service to our community.

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Ram Warns Construction Areas To Avoid Through July 30th
Ram Warns Construction Areas To Avoid Through July 30th

Now that it's "hot, hot, hot", tempers are following the mercury when construction creates roadway grid-lock. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns "hot spots" to avoid in the 'Boro now through July 30th.

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Oakland Historic House
Oakland Historic House "Jamboree" Huge Success!

The 2016 Jamboree at Oaklands Historic House Museum on Friday evening (7/22/2016) was filled with supporters, great food and toe tap'n music.

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30 Students Receive High School Diploma Friday Night
30 Students Receive High School Diploma Friday Night

A milestone in the lives of thirty students was celebrated at 6:30PM Friday evening with the summer graduation of 30 students in a ceremony at Riverdale High School.

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Public Invited to
Public Invited to "BOTTOMS" Meeting August 9th

The public is invited to attend a Historic Bottoms Planning Study and visioning workshop in meeting rooms A and B at the Patterson Community Center from 5:00 until 8:00PM on Tuesday evening, August 9th.

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REGISTER NOW for July 28th
REGISTER NOW for July 28th "Tax Seminar" at MTSU

Registration is open for the eighth annual 2016 Tennessee Business Tax Seminar Series to be held 8AM to 5PM on Thursday, July 28, at MTSU.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:  August 2nd 4-7PM
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: August 2nd 4-7PM

Greenhouse Ministries is excited to host one of the Murfreesboro National Night Out events on Aug. 2, from 4-7 p.m. The event will be held on Greenhouse Ministries' property at 309 S Spring Street.

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William Blake Boswell Receives
William Blake Boswell Receives "Bronze Star" Medal

Congratulations to retired Sergeant William Blake Boswell, who was presented the Bronze Star Medal 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (7/23/2016) at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza.

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RCFRD Opens Second Fully-Staffed Fire Hall
RCFRD Opens Second Fully-Staffed Fire Hall

Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department has opened its second fully staffed Station.

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"The Grove" Hosts Main Street's "The Summer Party"

Main Street's annual "The Summer Party" was held Friday night (7/22/2016) at "The Grove", across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Friday Night Homicide Behind E. Northfield Business; Victim Identified
UPDATE: Friday Night Homicide Behind E. Northfield Business; Victim Identified

We have some new information in the investigation into the shooting death of a 58-year old Bentley Street man.

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Ram Helps You Avoid Summertime Traffic Blues!
Ram Helps You Avoid Summertime Traffic Blues!

It's summertime, summertime and the heat, humidity and traffic jams around construction sometimes frazzle motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran eases nerves by warning what parts of the 'Boro to avoid between now and July 23rd.

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MTSU's ACE Camp Has Future Builders and Designers
MTSU's ACE Camp Has Future Builders and Designers

One of 17 high school students attending the MTSU ACE Summer Camp, Dylan Akers obtains his love for building and design through DNA.

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WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need
WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need

Reports indicate that in the last two years the number of students experiencing homelessness just in Rutherford County has grown from 817 in 2014 to over 1200 this year.

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City Serving Notice With Tiny Blue Signs
City Serving Notice With Tiny Blue Signs

Have you driven down Murfreesboro streets and noticed small blue markers, and wondered if the city was about to widen roads or marking underground utilities, or what? In reality, the City of Murfreesboro is serving notice to residents that . . .

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Lanny Goodwin will retire. The longtime director will serve his last day with the parks on August 12, 2016.

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"Southern Living" Magazine Names Murfreesboro One of the Best "College Towns"

Murfreesboro has been named by Southern Living magazine among the "South's Best College Towns."

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City School's Welcome New Parents August 4th

Murfreesboro City Schools will host a new parent welcome event on Thursday, August 4th, from 2-5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Patterson Park Community Center. This welcome party is designed for parents of students new to MCS entering grades one through six.

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Johnny L. Williams Arrested Distributing Percocet
Johnny L. Williams Arrested Distributing Percocet

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies into the distribution of fake Percocet pills has resulted in the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.

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Bloodhound Finds 83-Year Old Missing Man
Bloodhound Finds 83-Year Old Missing Man

Bloodhound Georgia used her sense of smell to safely locate a missing 83-year-old Cannon County man clinging to two small trees in a dense hilly area Friday off Doolittle Road.

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Ram Helps You Avoid Construction Jams
Ram Helps You Avoid Construction Jams

Heat index over a hundred, construction jams, create flaring tempers! Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran to the rescue with a list of areas to avoid these challenges today through July 16th.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Wrap-Up French Tour
Cripple Creek Cloggers Wrap-Up French Tour

Friday evening brought the Cripple Creek Cloggers final performance in this tour of Alencon, France with a standing ovation in Mont St. Michele.

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WELCOME Tennessee Fire Chiefs
WELCOME Tennessee Fire Chiefs

Fire service personnel from all over the state are in Murfreesboro Saturday through Tuesday (July 9-12, 2016) for the 48th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Conference at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Classes On
Classes On "Healthy" and "Rabbits" This Week

The free cooking classes offered at the Farmers Market this coming week offer some great opportunities for local patrons.

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Only Challenge For Uncle Dave Macon Days Were Friday Storms
Only Challenge For Uncle Dave Macon Days Were Friday Storms

The only challenge for the 38th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days came around 8:30 Friday night when the storms rumbled through. Everything else, even World's Largest Square Dance, went well. Total attendance broke records--over 15,000!

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The Bell Family Hosted Guests At
The Bell Family Hosted Guests At "Big Holly"

It's not everyday that an 1866 historic home is opened to the public. "Big Holly" on North Maney Avenue. Gordon and Sara Bell opened the home in which over the past two-decades they have invested much hard work and love.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers A Hit In France!
Cripple Creek Cloggers A Hit In France!

While the World's Largest Square Dance record was being broken on the Murfreesboro square, another group of local ambassadors, the Cripple Creek Cloggers, were bringing smiles in France.

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Ford of Murfreesboro Opening Friday, July 15th!
Ford of Murfreesboro Opening Friday, July 15th!

Murfreesboro is about to get the largest auto dealership in the southeast. The new Ford of Murfreesboro officially opens in a week--on Friday, July 15th. It is located on Broad at Northfield.

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Unofficial: Murfreesboro Broke Square Dance Record
Unofficial: Murfreesboro Broke Square Dance Record

It's unofficial now, but square dance organizer Gloria Christy says Uncle Dave broke the Guinness World Record for the "world's largest square dance" with 836 persons signed-in to dance. It all took place on the historic Murfreesboro square Thursday evening, July 7th.

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Donation Helps Children and Young Adults With Legal Issues
Donation Helps Children and Young Adults With Legal Issues

Legal Aid Society has launched its Gilbert Family Fellowship--a program providing free civil legal services to children and young adults.

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'Boro Single-Family Home Permits Increase Again In 2016
'Boro Single-Family Home Permits Increase Again In 2016

Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in Murfreesboro for 2016. This is on top of the significant growth seen last year.

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Gas Prices Dropping--$1.99 in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Dropping--$1.99 in 'Boro!

The new week in the 'Boro began with many discounters below the two-dollar level at $1.99 for regular gas.

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Pre-Fireworks Show In La Vergne CANCELLED

Officials in La Vergne have cancelled the live music and family activities before the fireworks display.

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Fireworks Finished Exactly Before The Storm!
Fireworks Finished Exactly Before The Storm!

Murfreesboro officials were watching radar closely, and knew when they needed to start the fireworks display at McKnight Park.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Entertaining In France
Cripple Creek Cloggers Entertaining In France

The Cripple Creek Cloggers and founder Steve Cates are spreading Middle Tennessee goodwill in France. The local troupe are performing in festivals now through mid-July. NewsRadio WGNS is keeping the Heart of Tennessee connected with these local ambassadors.

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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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Head To Smyrna National Guard 7/23 And Be Healthy
Head To Smyrna National Guard 7/23 And Be Healthy

Non-profit Healthy Tennessee will provide a free health fair to Military Personnel as well as Smyrna-area residents on Saturday, July 23rd at Smyrna National Guard Base.

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"The Little Mermaid" Open Friday In Woodbury

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" comes to the stages of the Arts Center of Cannon County (1424 John Bragg Highway; Woodbury, TN) July 8-22, 2016. Performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

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Wine NOW Available In Tennessee Grocery Stores
Wine NOW Available In Tennessee Grocery Stores

It's now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores, and State Senator Bill Ketron, who sponsored the law, purchased the first bottle Friday morning at Publix on Franklin Road here in Murfreesboro.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Packed Historic Square
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Packed Historic Square

A gentle breeze and temps in the lower 70s brought a record breaking crowd to Main Street Murfreesboro's monthly Friday Night Live on the east side of the Historic Courthouse. Mosaic Rhythm's versatile repertoire brought the largest number of dancers to the area in front of the stage.

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September Brings MATTHEW WEST To Murfreesboro!
September Brings MATTHEW WEST To Murfreesboro!

Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center will present an acoustic concert with acclaimed Christian music artist, Matthew West, on Thursday, September 22, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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Rutherford County INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations
Rutherford County INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations

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

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What is our next ONE BOOK?
What is our next ONE BOOK?

Read To Succeed continues its efforts to battle illiteracy. Making reading an enjoyable habit for all ages is a powerful tool to get residents to read books that can be discussed by the diverse population that makes-up Tennessee's fastest growing county.

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UT's Pat Summitt Died Tuesday Morning
UT's Pat Summitt Died Tuesday Morning

Two-weeks after her 64th birthday, University of Tennessee legend Pat Summitt has died.

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CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Head To France Thursday
CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Head To France Thursday

Less than two-weeks ago, the Cripple Creek Cloggers were hosting dance groups visiting International FolkFest here in Murfreesboro. On Thursday the tables turn and our local folk dance troupe begins a two-week tour of festivals in France.

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Local Leader David Kious Died Tuesday
Local Leader David Kious Died Tuesday

Murfreesboro has lost another community leader. 67-year old David Wayne Kious, a local attorney, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, as a result of cancer.

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Britain's Vote Drops Crude Oil Prices
Britain's Vote Drops Crude Oil Prices

Britain's vote to leave the European Union could could lower gas prices. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters began the week selling regular gas at $2.03 per gallon.

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Car Fire Friday Afternoon Exit 78
Car Fire Friday Afternoon Exit 78

While the fatal three vehicle crash on South Church near Veterans Parkway was being handled by emergency responders, a car fire on exit 78 that leaves I-24 onto the Old Fort Parkway was unfolding.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through July 2nd
Ram's Road Warnings Through July 2nd

Hot, hot summer days raise stress levels, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of 'Boro locations that might be potential traffic jam sites from today through July 2nd.

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DA Jennings Jones on TN DA Executive Committee
DA Jennings Jones on TN DA Executive Committee

District Attorney Jennings Jones was elected to the Executive Committee of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference at its annual meeting. As District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District, General Jones serves Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

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UPDATE: Fatal South Church Crash
UPDATE: Fatal South Church Crash

Here's an update on the three-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday afternoon on South Church Street near Veterans Parkway (formerly Barfield Road). Garieon Simmons of Dechard, TN has been arrested on multiple charges in connection with the deadly incident.

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MYP Electing First
MYP Electing First "Emerging Leader"

Murfreesboro Young Professionals (MYP) will host the Inaugural Emerging Leader Award in conjunction with the group's annual Leadership Summit event on August 5, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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PARQ Meets In Readyville 6PM Thursday, July 28th
PARQ Meets In Readyville 6PM Thursday, July 28th

If you are concerned that this area is loosing much of its rural atmosphere, attend PARQ's meeting at 6:00PM on Thursday, July 28th, at 373 Old Woodbury Pike in Readyville, TN.

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40th Annual All-Women Air Race Classic Here Thursday and Friday
40th Annual All-Women Air Race Classic Here Thursday and Friday

Competitors in the 40th Annual All-Women Air Race Classic will be landing at the Murfreesboro Airport this coming Thursday and Friday (June 23-24, 2016).

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County Waits On Approving More Deputies
County Waits On Approving More Deputies

On Tuesday night, the Rutherford County Commission decided to hold off on approving addition deputies at the sheriffs office, until the legal turmoil surrounding Sheriff Robert Arnold has been resolved.

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Gas Prices May Have Peaked: $2.04 in 'Boro
Gas Prices May Have Peaked: $2.04 in 'Boro

Gas prices may have hit their annual peak. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has declined for eight consecutive days. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters are offering regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.

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Ham Radio Field Day Starts 1PM Saturday at StoneCrest
Ham Radio Field Day Starts 1PM Saturday at StoneCrest

Despite modern technology like the internet, cell phones, cable TV, e-mail--the infrastructure needed for today's forms of communication can be taken down in seconds by a tornado, ice storm, or other severe storm conditions. That's when ham radio operators save the day.

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Ram's
Ram's "Hot, Hot, Hot" Traffic Spots Through June 25th!

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that as the temps get hot, hot, hot--traffic challenges become more worrisome. Here are potential trouble areas in the 'Boro through June 25th.

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MTSU Poll:
MTSU Poll: "Summer Season Soars Consumer Outlook"

Tennessee consumers continue to be more upbeat about the economy as summer travel season begins, although job market concerns linger, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Salvation Army Receives FOOD GRANTS
Salvation Army Receives FOOD GRANTS

The Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has been selected as a recipient of multiple grants in a collaboration project that will help the undeserved community plan, purchase, prepare and provide nutritious meals more efficiently to their families.

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MFRD Teams With Others To Install SMOKE ALARMS
MFRD Teams With Others To Install SMOKE ALARMS

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church will be installing free smoke alarms.

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RECORD HELP Coming From United Way!
RECORD HELP Coming From United Way!

With a record-breaking fundraising year, the United Way announced its plans to invest in 63 local services impacting the areas of education and youth success, health and financial stability.

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"FolkFest" and "Marketplace" Pack The 'Boro Square

A combination of Main Street Murfreesboro's Saturday Marketplace and the International FolkFest, brought record crowds to the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Saturday morning.

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Local WWII Hero Fayne Haynes Dead At Age 94
Local WWII Hero Fayne Haynes Dead At Age 94

Local military hero Fayne Haynes passed away shortly after 8:00 o'clock Saturday (6/18/2016) evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was 94-years old, and was a decorated Army veteran, who fought in the famous Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner of war during World War II.

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Large Turnout For Murfreesboro Police Groundbreaking
Large Turnout For Murfreesboro Police Groundbreaking

A large number of persons were in attendance for the groundbreaking at 10:00 o'clock Friday morning (6/17/2016) for the new Murfreesboro Police Department headquarters at 1004 North Highland Avenue.

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Meet Titan's Marcus Mariota for Breakfast June 25th
Meet Titan's Marcus Mariota for Breakfast June 25th

You can meet the Titan's Marcus Mariota and help St. Thomas Health's Foundation to better serve this area's uninsured and under-insured residents.

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City Council Approves Memory Care Addition
City Council Approves Memory Care Addition

Adams Place clears their first hurdle before the Murfreesboro City Council for a new memory care facility. NewsRadio WGNS' Dalton Barrett has the story...

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly...$2.06 Per Gallon
Gas Prices Drop Slightly...$2.06 Per Gallon

Prices at the pump are moving lower, but face upward pressure due to increased oil prices. Some discounters in the 'Boro dropped regular gas 2-cents to open the week at $2.06 per gallon.

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Ram's
Ram's "Summer In The City" Traffic Warnings

Hot time, summer in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where motorists might find it's getting gritty through June 18th.

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Goodwill Job Fair On Tuesday
Goodwill Job Fair On Tuesday

Goodwill Job Solutions is hosting a hiring session from 9:00AM to noon this Tuesday.

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Last Chance to RSVP for United Way Community Celebration
Last Chance to RSVP for United Way Community Celebration

The deadline to register for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' annual Community Celebration is June 13, 2016.

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'Boro Gas Begins Week At $2.04
'Boro Gas Begins Week At $2.04

Motorists in Georgia and Tennessee saw gas prices increase last week, but not by nearly as much as those in Florida. Since last Sunday, state averages rose 1-cent in Georgia, 4 cents in Tennessee, and 10 cents in Florida. Here in the 'Boro, discounters began the week with regular at $2.09.

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Committee Votes to Urge Rutherford County Sheriff to Resign
Committee Votes to Urge Rutherford County Sheriff to Resign

By a 5-to-2 vote, the Rutherford County Commission's Steering, Legislative and Government Committee voted to urge Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign.

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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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Oaklands Historic House Jamboree--July 22nd!
Oaklands Historic House Jamboree--July 22nd!

Are you ready for some fun? Make plans to attend the JAMBOREE SUMMER PARTY in the park next to Oaklands Historic House Museum. Dress casual for this 6:30 to 9:30PM event on Friday night, July 22nd.

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APTA Marker On Ransom School 2PM Next Sunday
APTA Marker On Ransom School 2PM Next Sunday

An Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) marker will be placed in the front lawn of historic Ransom School at 717 N. Academy Street at 2:00 o'clock next Sunday afternoon (6/12/2016).

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Muhammad Ali Died Early Saturday Morning
Muhammad Ali Died Early Saturday Morning

Muhammad Ali, a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who became a cultural icon, died early Saturday morning at age 74 after a brief hospitalization.

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Ram's Road Report Through June 11th
Ram's Road Report Through June 11th

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that the "Bridge Over Troubled Broad" is not the only motorist melee in the 'Boro. Here are areas you might wish to avoid today through June 11th.

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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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Flag Wavers Line Rain Drenched Route Home for Blue Angel
Flag Wavers Line Rain Drenched Route Home for Blue Angel

A Saturday (6/4/2016) morning drizzle did not stop flag wavers from lining Sam Ridley Parkway to honor Blue Angel Marine Captain James "Jeff" Kuss who was killed last Thursday when his F/A-18 jet crashed.

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Air Force Raptor Team Visits MTSU
Air Force Raptor Team Visits MTSU

Members of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor demonstration team visited MTSU on Friday. They will perform at The Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna this Saturday and Sunday.

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County Commissioners Uniting To Remove Sheriff
County Commissioners Uniting To Remove Sheriff

The number of Rutherford County Commissioners who feel Sheriff Robert Arnold should resign is growing. Approximately 15 commissioners are looking into City Attorney Jim Cope beginning proceedings to remove the sheriff from office.

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Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign
Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign

Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are now asking for Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign. WGNS spoke to Commissioners Robert Stevens, Jeff Phillips and Pettus Read (with audio).

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MTSU's 15th Guitar Festival Starts Thursday
MTSU's 15th Guitar Festival Starts Thursday

Master guitarists of all ages will converge on MTSU once again this coming Thursday through Saturday, June 2nd through 4th. They are ready to perform in concert and teach in master classes at the 15th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival.

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Commissioner Read Calls For Sheriff To Resign
Commissioner Read Calls For Sheriff To Resign

District 8 Rutherford County Commissioner Pettus Read is asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign. Read held a public meeting (this) Wednesday (6/1/2016) morning on the steps of the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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Murfreesboro Mourns Death of Mary Huhta
Murfreesboro Mourns Death of Mary Huhta

UPDATE with Audio: A maintenance worker discovered Mary Huhta's lifeless body when he went to the couple's condominium to notify her that her husband was in the hospital after a fall. It was then that the lifeless body of the 79-year old women was discovered in her bed.

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Fatal I-24 Crash Saturday Morning in Smyrna
Fatal I-24 Crash Saturday Morning in Smyrna

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a single-vehicle crash on I-24 near the Sam Ridley Parkway (mile marker 66) resulted in four deaths around 5:40 Saturday morning.

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Memorial Day Gas Prices Were At 11-Year LOW!
Memorial Day Gas Prices Were At 11-Year LOW!

During the Memorial Day weekend that just ended, motorists found the lowest gas prices on Memorial Day in 11 years. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were selling regular petro for $2.04 per gallon.

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Sen. Ketron and Tracy Help With CAP's 75th Anniversary
Sen. Ketron and Tracy Help With CAP's 75th Anniversary

The Volunteer State, with the support of state senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, will play a big role this summer in helping the volunteer civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force celebrate its 75th birthday.

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Blue Angels and Raptors at MTSU Friday Morning
Blue Angels and Raptors at MTSU Friday Morning

Members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will visit MTSU this coming Friday (6/3/2016) in advance of this year's Great Tennessee Airshow June 4th and 5th at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport.

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Party To Save A Rockvale Man's Life Thursday Night
Party To Save A Rockvale Man's Life Thursday Night

There's a party with a purpose at Murfreesboro's Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Road, from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Thursday (6/2/2016) evening. It's to help save the life of 39-year old Kevin Riddle of Rockvale. There is no charge to attend this party.

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Public Comments On Sheriff Arnold's Indictments
Public Comments On Sheriff Arnold's Indictments

Citizens, those connected with local law enforcement and government employees are speaking out about the indictment charging Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Ram Warns Tuesday Brings Road Construction
Ram Warns Tuesday Brings Road Construction

The extended Memorial Day weekend won't bring traffic jams due to roadwork, but Tuesday will begins the season for much construction. Here's his forecast through June 4th.

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Art From Recycled Materials
Art From Recycled Materials

A new art show featuring the work of Kristina Lyle and Miranda Herrick will be opening in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda on June 7th and running through July 8th. It's made from recycled materials.

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MEMORIAL DAY: Governor Honors Fallen Heroes
MEMORIAL DAY: Governor Honors Fallen Heroes

On this Memorial Day Weekend, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry "Max" Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to seven service members killed in action.

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What is Memorial Day. Walk the
What is Memorial Day. Walk the "Healing Field" and learn.

Over the years, we seem to have forgotten what Memorial Day is all about. It is for honoring those who have made the supreme sacrifice to safeguard us.

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Several Asking For Sheriff Arnold's Resignation
Several Asking For Sheriff Arnold's Resignation

After the federal indictments were filed against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two others, several individuals and groups are seeking his resignation.

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International Folkfest June 12-19, 2016
International Folkfest June 12-19, 2016

We're about two-weeks from the beginning of the International Folkfest. From Sunday, June 12th, through June 19th, musicians and dancers from Czech Republic, Germany and Puerto Rico will join Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers for public performances.

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Black Tie Affair June 11th at MTSU
Black Tie Affair June 11th at MTSU

The BLACK TIE AFFAIR, a dinner and dance, in the James Union Building at MTSU is scheduled for 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, June 11th. The event is sponsored by the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, Inc., and the guest speaker is Dr. Learotha Williams, Jr.

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"First Lady" Marilyn Hood Passed Away Wednesday

One of Murfreesboro's First Ladies, Marilyn Hood, wife of former State Representative John Hood, passed away Wednesday afternoon.

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Drive by shooting on Bridge Avenue Tuesday morning
Drive by shooting on Bridge Avenue Tuesday morning

One round from a gun went through a window and then lodged into a sofa, that according to a police report filed on Bridge Avenue in Murfreesboro.

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Local Veterans Home Soon Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Local Veterans Home Soon Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Director of the local Tennessee Veterans Home Tyler Masden talked to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club about their upcoming 25th anniversary.

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Gas Prices A MIXED BAG In The 'Boro
Gas Prices A MIXED BAG In The 'Boro

Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day - the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record. Prices were all over the board here in the 'Boro. The lowest was around $1.97.

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Art By The Late David LaDeaux In MTSU's Todd Gallery
Art By The Late David LaDeaux In MTSU's Todd Gallery

An art show featuring the works of the late David LaDeaux is on exhibit in the Todd Art Gallery weekday from 8:00 each morning until 4:30 in the afternoons through June 3rd.

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Attention Boaters: Lack of Rain; Percy Priest Lake LOW!
Attention Boaters: Lack of Rain; Percy Priest Lake LOW!

The Army Corps of Engineers is warning boaters and swimmers to be cautious of rocks as you use Percy Priest Lake. Due to low rainfall, the lake is now about 3-feet below the summer pool level.

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Murfreesboro #13 of
Murfreesboro #13 of "The 15 Fastest Growing Cities In USA"

Data just released from the U.S. Census shows that the Heart of Tennessee is now number thirteen of the fifteen fastest growing cities in the entire United States.

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Sunday Morning Fire
Sunday Morning Fire

A passing motorist was the guardian angel for a sleeping family inside a burning home at 6051 Franklin Road. Around 5:30 Sunday morning (5/22/2016), the motorist pounded on the door and everyone safely escaped the inferno without injuries.

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Zika Virus Case Discovered In Rutherford County
Zika Virus Case Discovered In Rutherford County

Rutherford County is now the third Tennessee county to have a confirmed Zika virus case. The City of Murfreesboro is increasing efforts to battle mosquitoes this spring by attacking larvae with a mosquito-attacking bacteria-based larvae known at Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).

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CAC's PRIZE PATROL Winners!
CAC's PRIZE PATROL Winners!

"The Child Advocacy Center wants to thank everyone who supported the first annual CAC Prize Patrol," announced director Sharon De Boer. "The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce the 21 winners."

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Murfreesboro Leader
Murfreesboro Leader "Slick" Frazer Died Thursday

Murfreesboro lost a great friend and leader with the passing of Colonel Schley "Slick" Frazer. He was very active in the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro where he served as a direct, president in 1995-1996, and governor of district 6760 in 2006-2007.

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WGNS has OFFICE space available downstairs, 2,000 square feet
WGNS has OFFICE space available downstairs, 2,000 square feet

We will allow you to pick out new carpet to be installed BEFORE you move in.

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Maple Street Grill In Murfreesboro Closes; Eagleville OPEN!
Maple Street Grill In Murfreesboro Closes; Eagleville OPEN!

Those who enjoy eating at local family restaurants were saddened to hear that Mike and Debra Zelenak have closed the Maple Street Grill. They shared their over 35-years of culinary creations with the Heart of Tennessee for almost a decade.

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Judge McFarlin tells about JUSTICE FOR VETS
Judge McFarlin tells about JUSTICE FOR VETS

Here's a shocker--government figures show that 45 per cent of the U.S. population now serve in "active military". General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club about a new program that's called JUSTICE FOR VETS. It helps veterans to transition from military ways to a normal life.

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Caregiver Charged With Murdering Client
Caregiver Charged With Murdering Client

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has resulted in the arrest of a Hermitage caregiver who is charged with murder.

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Local Minister Playing Sax At JaZoara's
Local Minister Playing Sax At JaZoara's

A local Presbyterian minister will play the sax next Saturday night, May 21st, from 7:00 to 8:30PM at JoZoara's Coffee House. There is no cover charge to enjoy the creativity of Ernie Newsom.

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Farmers  Market Open Tuesday and Friday Mornings
Farmers Market Open Tuesday and Friday Mornings

The Rutherford County Farmers Market is again open for the new 2016 season. Janie Becker says local farmers sell their crops there every Tuesday and Friday morning between 7:00AM and noon. She notes, "Come early and get a better selection."

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Go Tigers--Drive Safely, Turn OFF Phone!
Go Tigers--Drive Safely, Turn OFF Phone!

For its efforts to reduce distracted driving among teenagers, Central Magnet School has won a first place award and two cash prizes totaling more than $10,000.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Traffic Jams Ahead"

Not too hot, just enough cool to make construction work more enjoyable. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists that this ingredient is creating traffic jams in expansion zones. He warns 'Boro motorists of some areas to avoid from today through May 21st.

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WGNS' Bart Walker 2016 Inductee into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame
WGNS' Bart Walker 2016 Inductee into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

Radio broadcasters from across Tennessee honored twelve persons this past Saturday night (5/14/2016) by inducting them into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. One was from Murfreesboro.

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Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month

Family Staffing Solutions, a non-medical in-home personal care company, is celebrating Older Americans Month.

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Storms Hit Manchester Highway Area At Lunch Thursday
Storms Hit Manchester Highway Area At Lunch Thursday

A front rumbled through Murfreesboro around lunchtime Thursday (5/12/2016). It downed trees and brought hail to the area around Manchester Highway and Buchanan Elementary School.

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Mayor McFarland
Mayor McFarland "Leaning" Toward "NO" on Selling MED

As the Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board prepares to hold a special joint public meeting Thursday to consider selling Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric, the mayor is closer to a personal decision.

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UPDATE: Names in Friday Serious Crash on Broad at Florance
UPDATE: Names in Friday Serious Crash on Broad at Florance

We have new information on the investigation in to a serious crash on Northwest Broad, near Florence Road. The single vehicle crash happened Friday night around 7:30.

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Week Begins In 'Boro With Gas $1.95 Per Gallon
Week Begins In 'Boro With Gas $1.95 Per Gallon

Motorists saw very little shift in prices at the pump last week as oil prices seemed to stabilize. Gas prices are hovering at their highest levels in more than six months, and the national average has remained above $2 per gallon for 46 consecutive days. Sunday prices averaged $2.21 both nationwide and in Florida, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.07 in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.96 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro Power Board and Council Meet Next Thursday
Murfreesboro Power Board and Council Meet Next Thursday

The Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board will conduct a Special Joint Public Meeting at 5:00 o'clock this coming Thursday afternoon May 12th in the Council Chambers of the Murfreesboro City Hall.

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Black Vultures Continue to Attack Local Livestock
Black Vultures Continue to Attack Local Livestock

Congressman Scott DesJarlais who represents Rutherford County told WGNS News that vultures continue to be a problem for farm owners in our community.

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CAC's Ducks Retire...PRIZE PATROL Arrives May 21st!
CAC's Ducks Retire...PRIZE PATROL Arrives May 21st!

"Everyone keeps asking, 'When is the Duck Race?' We are not racing ducks this year. The ducks have retired! The Child Advocacy Center is giving away prizes without our feathered friends," announced CAC Prize Patrol Co-Chairperson Dara Payne. That will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 next to Belk Department Store in the Avenue of Murfreesboro.

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More Funny Money in Murfreesboro
More Funny Money in Murfreesboro

Another case of phony money has been reported in Murfreesboro. This time around, the fake cash appeared at the McDonald's drive thru on Sunday.

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CAC's
CAC's "Walk for Children" Was A Huge Success

"The Child Advocacy Center thanks the huge group of walkers who put on their tennis shoes and joined us for the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday (4/29/2016) afternoon," announced Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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Habitat for Humanity in
Habitat for Humanity in "Big Payback"!

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is once again participating in The Big Payback.

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COMMENTARY: Shakespeare's Death Anniversary
COMMENTARY: Shakespeare's Death Anniversary

As the world observes the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, it's interesting to also note not everyone has been enamored of the bard.

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RuCo Schools Kindergarten Countdowns Tuesday
RuCo Schools Kindergarten Countdowns Tuesday

The Rutherford County Schools' Instruction Department is hosting the annual Kindergarten Countdown meeting to help parents with the transition of their children going to kindergarten.

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MTSU offers drug take-back event Tuesday
MTSU offers drug take-back event Tuesday

The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in MTSU's next Drug Take-Back Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 26), near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.

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Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning "Wrong Way Crash" East Bound I-24

Two drivers and a passenger were hospitalized after two vehicles collided early Sunday morning in a "wrong way" crash on I-24.

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Murfreesboro K-Mart Is Only A MEMORY
Murfreesboro K-Mart Is Only A MEMORY

The end of an era in Murfreesboro came to a close Saturday evening when the final "Blue Light Special" at K-Mart was announced at the Broad and Clark super-store.

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Date Announced for 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon
Date Announced for 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon

The 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be held Saturday, October 8th.

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United Way's 2016 Days of Action Impacts Local Community
United Way's 2016 Days of Action Impacts Local Community

This year's Days of Action, presented by Nissan, impacted the local community with 616 volunteers putting in 3,073 hours of service to complete 39 projects throughout Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Recycle Rutherford's Monday Meeting Avoid Water Pollution
Recycle Rutherford's Monday Meeting Avoid Water Pollution

If you want to learn about proper management of storm water to avoid unnecessary pollution and damage to water resources you'll want to attend Recycle Rutherford's annual meeting on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

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DUCK
DUCK "Ball" SEASON Begins Saturday Night

This coming weekend kicks off "Duck Season" in Murfreesboro with the Patrons Party on Saturday (4/15/2016) night and the black tie Ugly Duckling Ball in two weeks on Saturday, April 30.

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COMMENTARY: Social Peace
COMMENTARY: Social Peace

Here's a question for you: how much social harmony can democracy tolerate? MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris has more...

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MTSU places seventh at NASA lunar rover event
MTSU places seventh at NASA lunar rover event

The MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program's lunar rover team members used a new airless tire design and parts assembly to land a top-10 finish at this year's NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

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Smyrna Police Ask For Patience in Bathroom Videos
Smyrna Police Ask For Patience in Bathroom Videos

The story about the surveillance photos of a slender white male vandalizing and attempting to burglarize two Smyrna businesses has created much discussion as well as an arrest.

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Stones River Chamber Players 7:30PM Monday Night at MTSU
Stones River Chamber Players 7:30PM Monday Night at MTSU

At 7:30 this Monday evening, you should be at MTSU's Wright Music Building for "Spring Stretto", a free public concert that features the Stones River Chamber Players.

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Siegel High Teacher Matthew Litton Arrested
Siegel High Teacher Matthew Litton Arrested

Murfreesboro Police arrested a Siegel High School teacher on charges of solicitation of a minor for aggravated statutory rape. First year special education teacher Matthew Litton was booked on these charges at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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City Discuses Uses Of Old 1st Methodist Site
City Discuses Uses Of Old 1st Methodist Site

The Murfreesboro City Council held a brainstorming session from 5:00 to 6:30 Thursday night (4/7/2016) to talk about how the city's recent purchase of the square block on College Street between Church and Spring Streets could best be used. This is where First Methodist Church met.

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Former DCS Caseworker Accused of Sexual Battery to File Plea This Month in Rutherford County
Former DCS Caseworker Accused of Sexual Battery to File Plea This Month in Rutherford County

Eulice E. Handy, the former DCS caseworker accused of unlawful sexual contact with a woman in Rutherford County, is expected to file a plea in court on April 27, 2016.

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Bradley Academy Opens
Bradley Academy Opens "Lion King, Jr." This Friday

The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro heard from Bradley Academy Principal Jenny Ortiz on Tuesday (4/5/2016). She told how 48 students were able to join 5,800 other students at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta. The local youth performed fifteen-minutes of "Lion King, Jr." and were judged by professionals from New York. Bradley was the only elementary school in the nation to receive an award.

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Discounters Start Week With $1.75/Gallon Gas
Discounters Start Week With $1.75/Gallon Gas

Americans paid the cheapest quarterly gas prices in twelve years during the first three months of 2016, according to AAA. Discounters started this week (4/4/2016) with regular gas for as low as $1.75 per gallon here in Murfreesboro.

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City Finalizes $1.55-Million Cash Purchase; Deed In-Hand for Downtown Church Building
City Finalizes $1.55-Million Cash Purchase; Deed In-Hand for Downtown Church Building

How would you like to see the downtown square block used where First United Methodist Church once stood? A special workshop to gather ideas is set for the Murfreesboro City Council Chambers at 111 W. Vine Street from 5:00 to 6:30 on Thursday evening, April 7, 2016.

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Tennessee Consumer's MORE Upbeat!
Tennessee Consumer's MORE Upbeat!

Tennessee consumers are more upbeat about the economy even as concerns linger about their future finances and current job prospects, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU's
MTSU's "Collegiate Academy" at Blackman Huge Success

Blackman High School's library and rotunda buzzed with activity as 24 of the school's high achieving seniors showcased their research projects to the public as part of the inaugural class of the Blackman Collegiate Academy.

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Riverdale Raises $20,000+ For Childhood Cancer Research
Riverdale Raises $20,000+ For Childhood Cancer Research

Approximately 75 Riverdale High School students and teachers had their heads shaved Friday (3/18/2016) for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

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Saturday Night Bash Boosts Center for the Arts
Saturday Night Bash Boosts Center for the Arts

The Saturday Night Bash attracted a few hundred Murfreesboro Center for the Arts patrons to 100 East College Street, and discoed the night way under the twinkling mirrored ball. This was the theatre's seventh annual fundraiser. There was even an "Elvis sighting" where the theatre was packed with party goers wearing bell bottom trousers and fringed jackets.

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"Ebony & Ivory Gala" Packed The Embassy Suites

The sixth annual Ebony & Ivory Gala drew a packed ballroom Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Latricia Randolph did a superb job as the mistress of ceremonies.She offered a mix of wit, praise, humility and an injection of music to get a point across.

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File For Ag Block Grants April 15-May 6, 2015
File For Ag Block Grants April 15-May 6, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will soon accept applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The application period is April 15th until May 6th. With that time being relatively brief, participants are encouraged to plan project details before the application period begins.

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The Smoke In Air Is
The Smoke In Air Is "Prescribed Fire" At Battlefield

What's all that smoke in the air? Stones River National Battlefield's Chief of Operations Gib Backlund told NewsRadio WGNS that they continue the practice of prescribed fires.

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United Way's
United Way's "CharityTracker" Enables Non-Profits To Have Better Control

United Way's Director of Community Impact Randy Allen spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday and shared how CharityTracker enables local non profits to identify individuals who might be getting the same support from several groups.

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Vacation Time...Gas Prices Jump!
Vacation Time...Gas Prices Jump!

Another week of increases in prices at the pump. Throughout the past seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 7 cents in Florida, 12 cents nationwide, 14 cents in Georgia, and 16 cents in Tennessee.

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CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Planning 50th Year!
CRIPPLE CREEK CLOGGERS Planning 50th Year!

Next year the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their Golden Anniversary. Founder Steve Cates encourages alumni to help create special activities.

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Sexual Abuse Alleged Inside Walmart
Sexual Abuse Alleged Inside Walmart

If you saw a lot of police action at Walmart on Monday afternoon, officers were responding to a child abuse call.

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Spring
Spring "Traffic" Is In The Air--Traffic Report Thru 3/26/2016

We're just a few days from the official arrival of Spring, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reminds us "Construction Is In The Air" and that brings those stimulating feelings of being caught in grid-lock traffic and smelling exhaust fumes--now, that's the smell of Spring.

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April 16th's
April 16th's "Bramble Bash" Honors Baylor!

A fun event honoring Siegel High School football player Baylor Bramble, who was critically injured in a game against Warren County last season, will be held in Blackman High's gym from 9:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturday, April 16th. The Bramble Bash features a 5 on 5 basketball tournament along with a children's festival.

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Police Need Your Help In ID'ing Red Headed Suspect
Police Need Your Help In ID'ing Red Headed Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are seeking help from the public regarding a strong-armed robbery that occurred Monday afternoon, February 22, 2016. Do you recognize the woman who is seen in the surveillance video?

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Past County Historian Ernie Johns Died Saturday
Past County Historian Ernie Johns Died Saturday

Rutherford County lost an involved community leader, historian and caring citizen on Saturday (3/12/2016) when 81 year old Ernie Johns passed away.

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Jason Reed Receives
Jason Reed Receives "STARS Award" for March

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland recognized city employee Jason Reed as the recipient of the "STARS Award" for March. Jason is a driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department.

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Murfreesboro Police Investigating A Variety of Calls
Murfreesboro Police Investigating A Variety of Calls

Murfreesboro Police have been busy answering numerous calls.

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Usher Spring In With A Hike and Chocolate!
Usher Spring In With A Hike and Chocolate!

Spring officially arrives Saturday, March 19th. Welcome the new season with a special event at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Parkway. The fun begins at 2:00 o'clock that afternoon with a program in the Wilderness Station.

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Drug Raids On Two Fisk Drive Homes In La Vergne
Drug Raids On Two Fisk Drive Homes In La Vergne

La Vergne Police made dual drug raids on two Fisk Drive homes Thursday night.

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January Unemployment Data Released
January Unemployment Data Released

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

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During 2015 In TN Foreign Firms Created 7,000 New Jobs
During 2015 In TN Foreign Firms Created 7,000 New Jobs

Nearly 7,000 new jobs were created across Tennessee by 20 foreign firms in 2015.

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Gun In Backpack Thursday At Stewarts Creek High
Gun In Backpack Thursday At Stewarts Creek High

Officials with the Rutherford County School system report that a gun was found in a student's backpack Thursday.

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Student Book Signing March 24th At Linebaugh Library
Student Book Signing March 24th At Linebaugh Library

Linebaugh Public Library at 105 W. Vine Street in downtown Murfreesboro is hosting a book signing featuring three local authors who are Advanced Honor English students at Central Magnet School. The event will take place From 4:00 to 7:00 Thursday evening, March 24th.

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State Farm Insurance Makes $20K Gift To JA
State Farm Insurance Makes $20K Gift To JA

State Farm Insurance is an involved corporate citizen and another example was seen Thursday (3/10/2016) when insurance representatives visited Mitchell Neilson School and presented a check to Junior Achievement (JA) of Middle Tennessee.

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Henderson and Howser Honored By US Attorney's Office
Henderson and Howser Honored By US Attorney's Office

The United States Attorney's office recognized two local residents for outstanding law enforcement work. Both were with the Murfreesboro Police Department when the case was broken

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LPD Says Sex Offender Ivor Gross has been Arrested
LPD Says Sex Offender Ivor Gross has been Arrested

The La Vergne Police Department has found Ivor Gross who was wanted for failure to register with the sex offender registry.

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"Park Smart" Safety Campaign With MPD and Parks & Rec

The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Parks and Recreation Department are working together to increase awareness of park safety.

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Congratulations CMS High School Regional Science Olympiad Award
Congratulations CMS High School Regional Science Olympiad Award

After matching scientific wits with hundreds of fellow students from the region, students from Central Magnet School of Murfreesboro and Brentwood captured the respective high school and middle school divisions at the 21st Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU.

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Howard's Hope Has 10 More Grads To Eliminate Juvenile Drowning
Howard's Hope Has 10 More Grads To Eliminate Juvenile Drowning

Today Howard's Hope, in collaboration with the Middle Tennessee State University aquatics department, welcomed ten more graduates of its Flying Fish program.

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Saturday Night Crash Beside Carrabba's
Saturday Night Crash Beside Carrabba's

Around 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (3/5/2016) Murfreesboro Police responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Medical Center Parkway, about 500-feet past the intersection of Thompson Lane.

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Suntrust Bank on Greenland Drive Faces a Possible Armed Robber - Reeves Rogers School Locked Down
Suntrust Bank on Greenland Drive Faces a Possible Armed Robber - Reeves Rogers School Locked Down

As a precaution, Reeves Rogers School was placed on a brief lockdown. The FBI was notified and the Murfreesboro Police are assisting with the investigation.

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Chamber's BUSINESS AT ITS BEST Was Tremendous!
Chamber's BUSINESS AT ITS BEST Was Tremendous!

The initial date was cancelled due to a winter storm that froze the 'Boro, but the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' "Business At Its Best" enjoyed a packed ballroom for a luncheon Friday (3/4/2016) at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Call or Text WGNS News Tips and More 615-893-1450
Call or Text WGNS News Tips and More 615-893-1450

There are now more ways to interact with WGNS Radio. You now have the option to text us with your questions or news items.

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VA's
VA's "Stand Down" On Saturday Was Successful

Here in Murfreesboro, the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center participated in the second Access Stand Down event from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning (2/27/2016) until 4:00 that afternoon.

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Several Gas Stations Jumped In Unison To $1.45.
Several Gas Stations Jumped In Unison To $1.45.

Perhaps it's a Leap Year phenomena, after opening at one price, the discount priced gas stations all increased prices in unison by six-cents. The rock-bottom 'Boro price quivered and changed instantly to $1.45 per gallon

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SUPER TUESDAY will live up to it's name on WGNS!
SUPER TUESDAY will live up to it's name on WGNS!

To say this has been an unusual presidential primary would be an understatement. Now Tennessee has an opportunity to put in its two-cents, and whomever you support, this could be the most crucial ballot you have cast.

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Water Rescue Saturday Afternoon At Walter Hill
Water Rescue Saturday Afternoon At Walter Hill

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Rutherford County Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT) responded to a water rescue incident at the Walter Hill Dam around 12:30 Saturday afternoon (2/27/2016).

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2016 City School's TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
2016 City School's TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2016 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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MTSU students' Habitat Blitz Build
MTSU students' Habitat Blitz Build

More than 200 MTSU students are part of two shifts that are going to help provide a new life for a Murfreesboro woman and her famil

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Get A Linebaugh E-Card
Get A Linebaugh E-Card

Get access to thousands of resources without ever having to walk into a library with an Linebaugh Public Library System's "virtual" library card. Linebaugh is pleased to introduce a new online-use-only library card that provides access to all LPLS online resources,

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Ram's Road Ramblings Through March 5th
Ram's Road Ramblings Through March 5th

Spring is just around the corner, and construction projects are ready to roar. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer for potential trouble spots today through March 5th.

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Mini-Golf Inside Chamber This Coming Thursday
Mini-Golf Inside Chamber This Coming Thursday

The Business Education Partnership Foundation will host the inaugural BEP Mini Masters Indoor Mini Golf Tournament from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

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District 7-AAA Basketball Standings
District 7-AAA Basketball Standings

Here's a look at the final regular season District 7-AAA girls and boys basketball standings for 2016.

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New England Storms Cancel Flights And Cancels Talk Tonight At MTSU
New England Storms Cancel Flights And Cancels Talk Tonight At MTSU

Winter storms in the midwest and east coast are forcing the cancellation of flights. Thus the community brain exercise class that was to have been held at MTSU tonight (Monday, 2/8/2016) has been cancelled.

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Charity Circle's DUCK BALL Set For April 30th

Charity Circle's preeminent fundraising events The Ugly Duckling Ball and Patrons Party announce their leadership and dates. The Ugly Duckling Ball, or Duck Ball as it is commonly referred, is slated for Saturday, April 30, at Stones River Country Club.

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Rutherford County Schools Looking for Teachers
Rutherford County Schools Looking for Teachers

Rutherford County Schools will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9:00 to 11:00 Saturday morning, February 20th,at Siegel High School.

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Juvenile Arrested Friday In LPD High-Speed Pursuit Case
Juvenile Arrested Friday In LPD High-Speed Pursuit Case

The driver of a stolen vehicle was arrested by La Vergne police on Friday (2/5/2016). The high speed pursuit occurred on Sunday, January 17th. Officers not only recovered stolen vehicle, but numerous stolen firearms and other items were found inside. Police are seeking the public's help in locating and arresting these dangerous and possibly armed suspects.

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QUILTS OF VALOR at MTSU Saturday
QUILTS OF VALOR at MTSU Saturday

There were 30 local quilt-makers in MTSU's McWherter Learning Resources Center on Saturday (2/6/2016). They were making quilts that will be given to veterans.

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Ram's Traffic Predictions Through Feb. 13th
Ram's Traffic Predictions Through Feb. 13th

Of the weather outside is frightful, and the motorists are getting spiteful. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer and comes-up with potential traffic trouble spots for today through February 13th.

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Fun Had By All At Central Magnet School's
Fun Had By All At Central Magnet School's "Super Trivia Bowl"

Central Magnet School was full of the past Saturday night as the fifth annual Super Trivia Bowl packed its gym.

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Fatality in 2:30PM Wednesday crash  at S. Church at Broad St.
Fatality in 2:30PM Wednesday crash at S. Church at Broad St.

The Murfreesboro Fatal Accident Crash team rushed to a three-vehicle crash that occurred around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Church and Broad Streets. Robert H. Swader of 8163 Lowe Christiana Road died in the tragic accident.

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More fake money is filtering into Murfreesboro businesses
More fake money is filtering into Murfreesboro businesses

A manager at the restaurant called the police to report that two white female's wearing hoodies came in to buy food using a fake $50.

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Painter Dies in La Vergne Home
Painter Dies in La Vergne Home

Around 10:15 Thursday morning, La Vergne Police dispatchers received a call regarding a deceased male being found at 1106 Harmony Lane.

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Names Released in Fatal Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Accident in Smyrna
Names Released in Fatal Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Accident in Smyrna

Smyrna Police confirmed the accident took place on Sam Ridley Pkwy at Old Nashville Highway at around 7:30 Tuesday evening.

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Icy Conditions Lead to Multiple Wrecks
Icy Conditions Lead to Multiple Wrecks

Icy roads caused major problems for Rutherford County drivers.

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Dangerfield McDonald's All-American
Dangerfield McDonald's All-American

Blackman senior guard Crystal Dangerfield has been selected as a McDonald's All American.

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Dangerfield McDonald's All-American
Dangerfield McDonald's All-American

Blackman senior guard Crystal Dangerfield has been selected as a McDonald's All American.

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Registering African-Americans to Vote Important for Locals
Registering African-Americans to Vote Important for Locals

As we enter an election year, can you imagine having to pay a poll tax or counting the bubbles on a bar of soap to be able to vote?

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Whistle Blower To Address Christian Chamber Thursday
Whistle Blower To Address Christian Chamber Thursday

The Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual membership banquet this coming Thursday night at the Holiday Inn, 1453 Silohill Lane, the new hotel just off Medical Center Parkway--in front of the Conference Center. The guest speaker is the highest ranked officer in Fortune 500 business to become a "whistle blower".

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Murfreesboro car accident leads to the arrest of a wanted fugitive from Ohio
Murfreesboro car accident leads to the arrest of a wanted fugitive from Ohio

Authorities arrested a Fugitive from Justice in Murfreesboro while working the scene of a crash.

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Boys & Girls Clubs CPO Resigns
Boys & Girls Clubs CPO Resigns

The chief professional officer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County has resigned.

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One Suspect Turns Himself In to SPD
One Suspect Turns Himself In to SPD

Glenn Roby, one of the suspects in the Saturday night shooting and robbery in Smyrna, turned himself in to authorities around noon on Sunday (1/3/2016).

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At Age 69, 'Boro Leader Stronger Than Their Teen Years
At Age 69, 'Boro Leader Stronger Than Their Teen Years

Is it a "Murfreesboro Miracle"? The community leader turned age 69 two-hours before 2016 was rung in, and scientific data shows them much stronger and helping more than during their teen years.

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Natalie Cole Died New Year's Eve, Age 65

Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, died New Year's eve at age 65 as a result of congestive heart failure.

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Gas At Longtime LOW!
Gas At Longtime LOW!

A global oversupply of oil has led to the lowest gas prices for the year-end holidays since 2008,

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Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success
Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success

"I don't need many presents," Ivo said as he shopped with School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro and Cathy Barrett of the Sheriff's Citizens Academy's Alumni Association.

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RuCo NCAA Night Dec. 14th
RuCo NCAA Night Dec. 14th

The annual Rutherford County NCAA Night is coming up on Monday, December 14th. It will be held in the Blackman High School Auditorium from 6 until 7:30pm.

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RuCo NCAA Night Dec. 14th
RuCo NCAA Night Dec. 14th

The annual Rutherford County NCAA Night is coming up on Monday, December 14th. It will be held in the Blackman High School Auditorium from 6 until 7:30pm.

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"White Christmas" Huge Success At Center for the Arts

The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts opened Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" Friday night to a packed house. In addition to the tremendous holiday musical, the spirit of the season was enjoyed throughout the evening with Yuletide favorites being sung in the gallery.

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Sign up for the Frosty Fun Run
Sign up for the Frosty Fun Run

For the 6th year, Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro and Stones River Country Club have joined together to present the Frosty Fun Run, an untimed run or walk...

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MTSU 'salutes' graduating student veterans during Stole Ceremony
MTSU 'salutes' graduating student veterans during Stole Ceremony

Karen Broadway and Teddy Jasper fell at opposite ends of the age spectrum when attending MTSU's third Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony. But each shares maturity and values found in those who serve their country.

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Christmas Parade Entry Deadline was Nov. 30th
Christmas Parade Entry Deadline was Nov. 30th

The deadline to enter the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade was November 30, 2015.

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WGNS' Bart Walker to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame
WGNS' Bart Walker to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

On Wednesday's morning's radio broadcast, Doug Combs and Skip Woolwine surprised Bart Walker with news that he would be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame at their annual awards ceremony in May.

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Counterfeit $20's at Walgreens on Mercury
Counterfeit $20's at Walgreens on Mercury

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a case of counterfeit money.

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Stock Report: Raiders Prepare for Regular Season Finale at Texas San Antonio
Stock Report: Raiders Prepare for Regular Season Finale at Texas San Antonio

Coach Rick Stockstill talks about the Blue Raider's upcoming game with Texas San Antonio.

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Sen. Ketron Drafting Legislation Calling for Transparency in Refugee Resettlement Program
Sen. Ketron Drafting Legislation Calling for Transparency in Refugee Resettlement Program

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is drafting legislation to determine how much refugee resettlement is costing Tennesseans in his continuing effort to give the state greater control over who and how many are placed here by the federal government.

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Stock Report: North Texas Coming to 'Boro
Stock Report: North Texas Coming to 'Boro

Coach Rick Stockstill of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders talks about last week's win at FAU and looks ahead at the home game with North Texas on Saturday.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman
PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman

While the first round of the 6A playoffs saw Rutherford County flex its muscle against teams from East Tennessee, this week, two local matchups are featured.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman
PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman

While the first round of the 6A playoffs saw Rutherford County flex its muscle against teams from East Tennessee, this week, two local matchups are featured.

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Veterans Remembered in Local Ceremony
Veterans Remembered in Local Ceremony

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

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

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

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FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made
FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made

We have a follow up to the story of a Lascassas woman, who was arrested for pulling a gun in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.

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Fisherman Shot at During Benefit for Gregg Hawkins
Fisherman Shot at During Benefit for Gregg Hawkins

A man was shot at during a fishing tournament to benefit the reward fund for fellow outdoorsman Gregg Hawkins, who was killed at the Mona Boat Ramp last month.

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Prep Football Roundup from Round 1 of Playoffs

Get a roundup of the prep football action from round 1 of the prep football playoffs right here.

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Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges
Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges

A 22-year old Smyrna man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after being found asleep in his car outside a bar.

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La Vergne Man Alleges Blackmail & Extortion
La Vergne Man Alleges Blackmail & Extortion

A La Vergne man claims he's being blackmailed by a woman. The 21-year old told Murfreesboro Police, who interviewed the man in the Old Fort Parkway Wal-Mart parking lot, he was in a relationship with a woman through a relationship website.

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Burglary at Subway on NW Broad
Burglary at Subway on NW Broad

Someone broke into the Subway on Northwest Broad Street. Murfreesboro Police Officer Timothy Jensen responded to an alarm Sunday morning around 2 o'clock.

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Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police
Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police

A husband and wife along with another Murfreesboro man face various charges after driving off after being pulled over on Robert Rose Boulevard at North Thompson Lane.

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MTSU POLL: Majority of Tennessee voters remain opposed to legal same-sex marriage
MTSU POLL: Majority of Tennessee voters remain opposed to legal same-sex marriage

Most Tennessee voters remain opposed to letting gay couples marry legally, according to the first MTSU Poll taken since this summer's U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

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Stock Report: Marshall Win; FAU Awaits
Stock Report: Marshall Win; FAU Awaits

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about their 3OT win over Marshall and the upcoming game at Florida Atlantic.

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"Joys of the Season" 7PM, Dec. 3rd, at MTSU

MTSU Arts will feature the "Joys of the Season" at 7:00 o"clock Thursday night, December 3rd, in the Tucker Theatre. a showcase of music, art, theater and dance that the College of Liberal Arts hopes will become a holiday tradition.

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Election Administrator Farley Preparing for 2016
Election Administrator Farley Preparing for 2016

The 2016 election season in Rutherford County will see some changes in early voting locations, and Election Administrator Alan Farley hopes it will encourage a consistently higher voter turnout.

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DAG Jones Supports
DAG Jones Supports "19 Days of Activism"

The Rutherford County District Attorney General's office is supporting the 19 Days of Activism program that helps prevent abuse and violence to youth.

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"Insure Tennessee" Forum This Tuesday Night at Olive Branch Church

If you're concerned about health coverage, you need to be at the Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Drive, this Tuesday (11/10/2015) night at 5:30PM. Organizers of the event describe it as a nonpartisan, community-based coalition dedicated to thoughtful, thorough education on Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan.

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Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste
Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County, and City of Murfreesboro governments are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) on Saturday at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road in Murfreesboro. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman
PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman

The winningest prep football team in Tennessee comes to Blackman in the opening round of the TSSAA playoffs.

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PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman
PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman

The winningest prep football team in Tennessee comes to Blackman in the opening round of the TSSAA playoffs.

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RuCo Election Administrator Remember
RuCo Election Administrator Remember "Friend" Fred Thompson

Likely no one in Rutherford County knew the late U.S. Senator Fred Thompson better than Alan Farley, the Administrator of Elections here.

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Stock Report: Thundering Herd Comes to 'Boro
Stock Report: Thundering Herd Comes to 'Boro

Middle Tennessee football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the team's upcoming home game with Marshall, coming off a bye week.

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Senator Fred Thompson Dead At Age 73
Senator Fred Thompson Dead At Age 73

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson died Sunday at age 73, following a recurrence of lymphoma.

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Check the Prep Hoops Schedules
Check the Prep Hoops Schedules

Prep basketball season is right around the corner. We have a daily prep basketball schedule so you can keep up with your favorite teams

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Happy 30th Birthday Toot's
Happy 30th Birthday Toot's

To commemorate 30 years in business and to thank the Rutherford County community, the original Toot's location on NW Broad Street is celebrating Customer Appreciation Week now through Sunday, November 1st.

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VIDEO: Salvation Army Connected to Rutherford County
VIDEO: Salvation Army Connected to Rutherford County

What is it that your local Salvation Army does here in Rutherford County? Watch this video!

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football

In terms of playoff seeding, there's not a bigger game in Region 2-6A than Smyrna at Riverdale.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football

In terms of playoff seeding, there's not a bigger game in Region 2-6A than Smyrna at Riverdale.

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People Helping People: Free Food and Clothing to Those in Need in Rutherford County

"Feed My Sheep Ministries" event will be this Saturday at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 111 Lytle Street.

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Juvenile Court Held An Open House Thursday Night
Juvenile Court Held An Open House Thursday Night

Thursday night's seventh annual open house at the Rutherford County Juvenile Court Center was a huge success.

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Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Panhandlers
Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Panhandlers

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland says, "It's OK to be friendly but do not feel pressured to give money to panhandlers."

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Stock Report: Travel to La Tech Satruday
Stock Report: Travel to La Tech Satruday

Coach Stockstill talks about trip to Ruston, Louisiana, to take on La Tech this weekend.

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Homeless Man Killed By Train In Murfreesboro
Homeless Man Killed By Train In Murfreesboro

A homeless man in Murfreesboro was struck and killed by a CSX freight train around 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy to be Presented
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy to be Presented

It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football. In the past, with it came only bragging rights. That is until this year.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro

It's the oldest continuous rivalry between Murfreesboro high schools...Riverdale at Oakland...better known as the "Battle of the 'Boro."

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro

It's the oldest continuous rivalry between Murfreesboro high schools...Riverdale at Oakland...better known as the "Battle of the 'Boro."

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La Vergne Police Arrest Man for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor / Tied to suicide of 14-year old girl
La Vergne Police Arrest Man for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor / Tied to suicide of 14-year old girl

La Vergne Police report that Tyler Hubbard has been charged with Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

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

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

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Stones River Chamber Players celebrate fall with free Oct. 19 MTSU concert
Stones River Chamber Players celebrate fall with free Oct. 19 MTSU concert
The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's ensemble-in-residence, will introduce their 2015-16 performance season with a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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Legal Aid Society Rebuilding after Arson Fire
Legal Aid Society Rebuilding after Arson Fire

The Legal Aid Society hopes to get back in their Walnut Street location sometime this winter.

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MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy
MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy

MTSU students and alumni can again pursue promising job, internship and graduate school opportunities at the 33rd annual MTSU Fall Career Fair set for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Murphy Center.

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Blue Raiders fall at WKU
Blue Raiders fall at WKU

Middle Tennessee fell behind early and could never recover against rival WKU during a 58-28 setback here at Houchens-Smith Stadium Saturday afternoon

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Haslam Proclaims This Earth Science Week in Tennessee
Haslam Proclaims This Earth Science Week in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 11 through Oct.17 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee's safety, health, welfare and economy, and increase awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.

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MTSU brings home 'Bleed Blue' trophy, but region's residents are winners
MTSU brings home 'Bleed Blue' trophy, but region's residents are winners

MTSU may have the trophy again, but the real winners are the thousands of neighbors, friends, family members and colleagues who'll be helped by the blood donated by two competing universities.

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

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

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Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th
Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th

It will soon be time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Leaf collection season gets underway Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

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George Cunningham Named Executive Director of Journeys in Community Living
George Cunningham Named Executive Director of Journeys in Community Living

Journeys in Community Living is proud to announce George Cunningham as the successor to current Executive Director Betty McNeely, who is set to retire from Journeys after nearly 40 years of service on Nov. 1.

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Argument over Dog Poop Leads to Man's Arrest
Argument over Dog Poop Leads to Man's Arrest

An argument between neighbors over dog poop leads to a 46-year old man's arrest.

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Convicted Sex Offender Indicted Again
Convicted Sex Offender Indicted Again

A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses.

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MTSU provost will analyze Celtic history via archaeology in Oct. 15 talk
MTSU provost will analyze Celtic history via archaeology in Oct. 15 talk

MTSU provost Dr. Brad Bartel will discuss Celtic culture and historic discoveries made during archaeological excavations Thursday, Oct. 15, as the special guest of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society.

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Local Salvation Army's Disaster Truck Headed to South Carolina
Local Salvation Army's Disaster Truck Headed to South Carolina

In response to the flooding that ravaged South Carolina, the Salvation Army has mobilized resources from across the country to help in recovery efforts.

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911 Class for First Graders
911 Class for First Graders

The questions and answers were part of a new program for kindergarten through 3rd grade students Kirsch and fellow telecommunicator Raymond Shew developed to teach children how, why and when to call 911.

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Murfreesboro Podiatrist Charged With Health Care Fraud

Dr. John J. Cauthon, 49, of Murfreesboro, was charged Wednesday in a federal indictment with seven counts of health care fraud, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Milton Man Charged With Extortion Scheme Involving Numerous Minors

Kendall Carter, 21, of Milton, was indicted on September 23, 2015 in connection with an investigation into an alleged scheme to extort several minors into producing child pornography, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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City of Murfreesboro hires Craig Tindall as new City Attorney
City of Murfreesboro hires Craig Tindall as new City Attorney

The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Craig Tindall of Phoenix to serve as the new City Attorney. He will begin his new role October 26.

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First 'Boro Art Crawl Created Steady Traffic Flow
First 'Boro Art Crawl Created Steady Traffic Flow

The inaugural 'Boro Art Crawl brought a steady flow of traffic to retail businesses Friday night while showcasing the artistic talent in this community.

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Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6
Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6

Oakland used a punishing ground game to tame the Tomcats. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more in a report from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6
Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6

Oakland used a punishing ground game to tame the Tomcats. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more in a report from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Second RuCo SwiftWater Team Deploys to SC
Second RuCo SwiftWater Team Deploys to SC

Due to the historic flooding in South Carolina, Rutherford County Fire-Rescue was requested by the State of Tennessee to send personnel with specialized training for swiftwater rescues.

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Lebanon Man Faces Charges of Drag Racing
Lebanon Man Faces Charges of Drag Racing

A Lebanon man faces charges of drag racing. Twenty-seven year old Brian Powers is accused of driving between 80 to 90 miles per hour on South Rutherford Boulevard, near Broad Street.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery

A 33-year old Country Almond Way man has been charged with aggravated burglary and violation of a bond condition. Hunter Lawrence Womack was taken in by MPD officers after a relative reported his home was broken into Wednesday.

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Trio Facing Drug Charges after Alleged Shoplifting
Trio Facing Drug Charges after Alleged Shoplifting

Three people were arrested on various drug related charges after Murfreesboro Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Wal-Mart on Memorial.

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United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2016 VITA Program
United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2016 VITA Program

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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MTSU science students enjoy 'Halfway Hoedown' before fall break
MTSU science students enjoy 'Halfway Hoedown' before fall break

Call it a hoedown of scientific proportions ... complete with hot dogs, ice cream and a bluegrass band.

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Patriots Will Try to Tame the Tomcats
Patriots Will Try to Tame the Tomcats

The Patriots are the only 6A team playing this week, which is fall break for Rutherford County. They had an agreement to play Pulaski, Arkansas, week three.

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Lady Raiders Picked #1 in Preseason; Jones Player of the Year
Lady Raiders Picked #1 in Preseason; Jones Player of the Year

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Chip Walters reports the Lady Raiders are picked atop this year's preseason conference poll and preseason player of the year honors go out to a local product.

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Car Crashes into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Car Crashes into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Scary moments for a driver, who crashed into a fenced-in area outside the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Cheer Runners in Saturday's Murfreesboro Half Marathon
Cheer Runners in Saturday's Murfreesboro Half Marathon

This coming Saturday is the Middle Half, the Murfreesboro Half Marathon. The race will start on Greenland Drive at Champion's Way and begin with the national anthem at 6:50am.

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'Ya-Yas' author Rebecca Wells examines craft of writing at Oct. 8 MTSU visit
'Ya-Yas' author Rebecca Wells examines craft of writing at Oct. 8 MTSU visit

MTSU will welcome the woman who created an entire universe of "Ya-Yas" with her best-selling series of novels when Rebecca Wells discusses the art of writing on Thursday, in a free public event.

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Boro Art Crawl is Friday
Boro Art Crawl is Friday

The first ever Boro Art Crawl is coming up this week. Leslie Russell-Yost from Boro Art Crawl tells NewsRadio WGNS the event was created to spotlight the many great artisans in the community.

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La Vergne Mayor Takes Heat at Meeting After Allegations of Using Cellphone to Call Escort Services
La Vergne Mayor Takes Heat at Meeting After Allegations of Using Cellphone to Call Escort Services

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron fielded several heated comments at the city's meeting of the mayor and aldermen. This after allegations he used his city-issued cell phone to call escort service numbers...

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MFRD Honors Employees at 5th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation
MFRD Honors Em