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Margarita is homeless in Murfreesboro, but now has hope with the Contributor Newspaper
Margarita is homeless in Murfreesboro, but now has hope with the Contributor Newspaper

The Contributor Newspaper is a paper that gives those who have nothing hope. The paper, which is printed in nearby Nashville, Tennessee, is now sold by homeless living in Murfreesboro.

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Three TV's Stolen - Possible Suspect Seen by Neighbor
Three TV's Stolen - Possible Suspect Seen by Neighbor

A total of three large flat screen TV's were stolen from a home on Bridge Avenue this past week in Murfreesboro.

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Accuracy in media today, by MTSU Professor Larry Burris
Accuracy in media today, by MTSU Professor Larry Burris

Information we got from newspapers, magazines, radio and television in the 50s, 60s and 70s was pretty accurate, but what about today?

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Fraud Report Filed Against Newspaper Delivery Company
Fraud Report Filed Against Newspaper Delivery Company

The workers say that their boss has bounced payroll checks and even failed to pay insurance policies they signed up for in July of this year.

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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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Rutherford County is just weeks away from buying the DNJ building
Rutherford County is just weeks away from buying the DNJ building

We have another update on a new parking garage and a new Rutherford County Judicial Building near the Murfreesboro square.

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Stolen TV or did someone accidentally return the WRONG TV?
Stolen TV or did someone accidentally return the WRONG TV?

Returning the wrong item to the store is nothing new, but this may be a new twist on scheme. A Murfreesboro man evidently returned a TV to Electronic Express...

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Tramel has officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff. You may recall in July of 2013, Tramel told WGNS News that he was called into Sheriff Arnold's office on June 6th and asked if he planned on running against him in 2014? 

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Alleged Bank Robber in his 70's Arrested for
Alleged Bank Robber in his 70's Arrested for "Recent" Robbery in Coffee County, TN

According to investigators, the senior citizen entered the bank wearing a mask, gloves and a cap and was armed with a firearm. 

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Marijuana is Legal in Colorado, but not Tennessee - Felony Marijuana Bust in Murfreesboro
Marijuana is Legal in Colorado, but not Tennessee - Felony Marijuana Bust in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous call about possible drug activity at a home on Palmer Drive in Murfreesboro and went to investigate on Sunday.
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New Subdivision Regulations in Rutherford County Could Be Costly
New Subdivision Regulations in Rutherford County Could Be Costly
The Rutherford County Commission may soon require NEW homes to be built with a fire sprinkler system, which would cost homeowners several thousand more dollars. 
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100 People Apparently Did Not Receive Their Newspapers When Delivery Man Allegedly Steals the DNJ
The report on file with the Murfreesboro Police Department shows that the suspect allegedly took one hundred newspapers...
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Stomach Sickness Hits Middle Tennessee
You may know someone who has recently fallen ill with a stomach bug. 
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BEER - It's What's For Dinner! 192 Cans of the Beer to be Exact...
BEER - It's What's For Dinner! 192 Cans of the Beer to be Exact...
At this point it would appear that 49-year old suspect in this case may possibly be a beer drinker.
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Rutherford County Fire Dept. Sets Fire to Show How Good Fire Sprinklers Work
Rutherford County Fire Dept. Sets Fire to Show How Good Fire Sprinklers Work
If you built a new house in the county and the home was not near a fire hydrant, would you install a home fire sprinkler system?
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La Vergne vs Oakland (Baseball)
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Riverdale vs Siegel (State Farm Prep Baseball)
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Eagleville vs Fayetteville (Baseball)
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Goodpasture vs Riverdale (Softball)
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Jefferson COunty vs Oakland (Prep Baseball)
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Sequestration Would Affect Smyrna Airport
As the busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee, the Smyrna Airport is a critical facility for Rutherford County and the region. Unfortunately, the Smyrna Air Traffic Control Tower at the Smyrna Airport is on the list for potential closure as a result of federal sequestration.
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Baseball-Softball Schedule for March 11th-16th
Prep baseball and softball starts this week. Here's a day-by-day schedule of this week's games.
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MTSU Men's Basketball vs FIU

The MTSU Men faced off against FIU in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Raiders lost their 27 game winning streak. The Raiders could never get anything going in the game. They fell in the 2nd round of the Sun-Belt Tournament by a final score of 61-57.

 

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MTSU Men's Basketball (MTSU vs UL-Lafayette)
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Doris Dollars are Back
They are here! Doris Dollars are here and tastier than ever! What is a Doris Dollar?  It is a $7.50 gift certificate to Demo’s Restaurant.   For each $5 donation to our local Boys & Girls Club, you will receive one Doris Dollar that is good April 1 through April 30.
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Podcast: Rutherford Issues with Bryan Barrett and State Rep. Mike Sparks
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Riverdale Blitzes Brentwood
Riverdale Blitzes Brentwood
The Riverdale girls flexed their muscles in the first round of the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more.
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Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra 31st Season Starts This Week
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra in its 31st season will present Concert IV of its 2012-2013 Season The Music of Heaven and Earth at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 7:00 pm.
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Sunday Motorcycle Crash Claims Life in Smyrna
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Smyrna. Police Chief Kevin Arnold says 47-year old William Christopher Bracken of Smyrna died at Stonecrest Medical Center after the Sunday crash. 
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Water Line Break Byrd Avenue @ Memorial Boulevard
Murfreesboro Water and Sewer crews are on the scene of a 10-inch water line break near the intersection of Byrd Avenue at Memorial Blvd.
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Podcast: Siegel vs Bradley Central (Boys Basketball)
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Podcast: Blackman vs Ooltewah (Boys Basketball) PARTIAL
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Blackman & Siegel Boys in State Tournament
Blackman & Siegel Boys in State Tournament
Rutherford County will be well represented in the boys Blue Cross Basketball Championships next week. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more.
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Riverdale Girls WIN Wednesday Game Against Brentwood at 10AM, Wednesday
Riverdale Girls WIN Wednesday Game Against Brentwood at 10AM, Wednesday
RHS Girls WIN! State Farm Prep Girls Basketball Score: Riverdale- 83 vs. Brentwood- 37 FINAL...
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MTSU Men Basketball vs Western Kentucky
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Deadline to Register for United Way’s 2013 Days of Action Quickly Approaching
Deadline to Register for United Way’s 2013 Days of Action Quickly Approaching
The deadline to register for the 2013 United Way Days of Action is March 1, 2013. Registration is available at www.unitedwayvolunteer.org, and projects are first come, first serve. 
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UPDATE: Embry to Lead Bedford County Schools, after Ray Butrum ask for leave of absence
Bedford County schools have a new head man with Rutherford County ties. Don Embry, former Riverdale graduate, was elected this week to head the school system in nearby Shelbyville.
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Blackman Boys Edge Siegel for Championship
Blackman Boys Edge Siegel for Championship
An exciting finish to the region tournament. WGNS' Bryan Barrett recaps the boys championship game.
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Riverdale & Blackman Girls Play for State Tournament Berth
Riverdale & Blackman Girls Play for State Tournament Berth
Two Rutherford County girls teams will try to get to the big dance...the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. WGNS' Bryan Barrett previews the girls sectional tournament.
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4AAA: Riverdale Defeats Blackman
4AAA: Riverdale Defeats Blackman
The fourth battle between Riverdale and Blackman was another close one. WGNS' Bryan Barrett recaps the region title game.
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4AAA: Blackman & Siegel Battle for Title
4AAA: Blackman & Siegel Battle for Title
The Region 4-AAA boys championship is up for grabs tonight (Thursday). WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.
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Riverdale vs. Blackman: Girls 4AAA Championship
Riverdale vs. Blackman: Girls 4AAA Championship
Two teams, very familiar with each other, will match up tonight (Wednesday) in the girls region championship game. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.
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Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Five boys teams competed in region semifinal games and there are two left after last (Tuesday) night's play. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a recap.
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UPDATE: Murder Fugitive Caught on S. Church St.
UPDATE: Murder Fugitive Caught on S. Church St.
A fugitive wanted for a shooting a man 15 times in Georgia was apprehended by Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshals at a Murfreesboro motel.
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4AAA: Riverdale & Blackman Girls Advance
4AAA: Riverdale & Blackman Girls Advance
It's an all Rutherford County region final in girls. Bryan Barrett has a recap of last night's games.
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4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
It's boys region semifinals tonight. Bryan Barrett has a preview of tonight's games. 
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4AAA 1st Round: 7AAA Sweeps 8AAA Boys
4AAA 1st Round: 7AAA Sweeps 8AAA Boys
It was a clean sweep for the District 7-Triple-A boys over 8-Triple-A in boys first round region action. Blackman, Oakland, La Vergne and Siegel were all winners and will advance to Tuesday's 4-Triple-A semifinals.
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Burglary Suspect Sought - See Picture
Identity of a suspect who broke into home and stole $1,300 worth of electronics is sought by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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Podcast: MTSU Men vs South Alabama
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United Way Announces Over $3.2 Million Campaign at Celebration
United Way Announces Over $3.2 Million Campaign at Celebration
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties had a record-setting 2012 fundraising campaign this year...raising over three-point-two million dollars. 
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Smyrna Game Stop Robbery
Just after noon Wednesday (2-20-13), Smyrna Police report three black males entered the Game Stop Located at 801 Industrial Drive and left without paying for items.
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Blackman Cheerleaders Win National Championship for Third Time
The Blackman High football-competition squad captured the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando on Saturday, Feb. 9. It is the third time in four years the team has won top honors in its division.
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Podcast: Oakland vs La Vergne 7-AAA Consolation Game
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Tennessee Most Depressing
The state of Tennessee has received a real bummer of a distinction. The state was named one of the Most Depressing States in the U.S. by Health Magazine.
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Smyrna Looking At Police / Fire Services
The Smyrna Town Council will hold a couple of workshops this week to discuss an analysis of staffing and services provided by the city's police and fire departments. 
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Severe Weather Awareness Week
It's Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee. While severe weather ramps up in the spring, Middle Tennessee has already seen the second-highest number of tornadoes in a month ever recorded. 
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Decongestant Medication "Controlled Substance"
Legislation the Tennessee General Assembly is currently considering would make decongestant medicine used to produce methamphetamine a controlled substance but it is drawing strong opposition from a national allergy foundation. 
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Bonnaroo Lineup Announced Tuesday
Bonnaroo is coming back to Manchester and the official artist lineup will be unveiled at noon on Tuesday. 
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Hasting Closing a Mid-State Store
Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment retailer with 136 stores in nineteen states has announced the closing of its McMinnville location April 1st.
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Smyrna Woman Indicted in Murder of Children Left Inside a Hot Car
Smyrna Woman Indicted in Murder of Children Left Inside a Hot Car
The February grand jury has indicted a Smyrna woman accused of leaving her children in her car back in August. The children died from the extreme heat inside the vehicle.
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Wrestling State Championships
Riverdale's Scottie Boykin is a state champion wrestler. He defeated Billy Raulston of Walker Valley in the  195 weight class to claim the school's first wrestling state title since 1973.
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Podcast: Riverdale vs Oakland Boys Basketball
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Podcast: Smyrna vs La Vergne Boys Basketball
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Four Local Mr. & Miss Basketball Finalists
There's plenty of local flavor in this year’s Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards. In fact, one category has two nominees from the same school.
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Four Local Mr. & Miss Basketball Finalists
There's plenty of local flavor in this year’s Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards. In fact, one category has two nominees from the same school.
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District 7-AAA Basketball Records
The District 7-AAA girls and boys basketball records and ranking as of the final regular season games, Monday, February 11th.
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Podcast: MTSU vs Troy (Women's Basketball)
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Rock Springs Girls / Oakland Boys Mid-State Champions
Rutherford County is the home to two new state champions. The Rock Springs Middle girls and the Oakland Middle boys won the Mid-State Basketball Championships in Clarksville Saturday. 
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MTSU Testing Tornado Sirens
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 12:20 p.m. This is only a brief test of the system, and no safety actions will be required. The university notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before these monthly tests.
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Two Rutherford Students To View Emancipation Proclamation
Heather Chaput from Daniel-McKee Alternative School and Caitlin Davis from Christiana Middle School are two of only six students in the state to be selected winners in the Tennessee State Museum's Freedom's Call Emancipation Proclamation Essay Contest.
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UPDATE: Stolen saddles and moonshine in Murfreesboro
Saddles stolen from Rutherford County residents valued at more than $10,000 were recovered from a suspect who was charged with theft, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
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January 30th Tornadoes Break Records

The January 30th tornado outbreak here in Middle Tennessee continues to shatter records. Not only is it the largest January outbreak on record, it's one of the largest ever.

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Middle School Teams in Sectional Final Four
The T-M-S-Double-A Sectional Tournament continues in Clarksville with plenty of local flavor. This (Thursday) afternoon, the Christiana girls will play Mount Juliet at 4 in the final four.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 (Eagleville Mayor Sam Tune)
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 (Better Business Bureau)
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Templeton Retiring from Street & Sign Department
After 34 years with the City of Murfreesboro, Street and Sign Department Director Rick Templeton will retire July 1.
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McGannon Reappointed to Board of Professional Responsibility
The Tennessee Supreme Court reappointed City Attorney Susan McGannon to another three-year term on the Board of Professional Responsibility, ending Dec. 31, 2015. 
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Tuesday, February 5th Scores/Recap
The Blackman boys and girls win a pair over Siegel in Tuesday night WGNS State Farm prep basketball coverage...
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Gay Bill on Capitol Hill
A bill that proposes forcing schools to tell parents if their children have talked to a teacher or counselor about being gay has set the stage for a new fight over social issues in the Tennessee Legislature. 
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TTC Could Be Expanding Nissan Training
The Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro would become a big player in automotive training if the legislature approves a proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam.
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VITA Sites Reminder
The 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a partnership between Greenhouse Ministries and the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, has begun tax preparation for qualified individuals.
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Big Prep Sports Week
While District 7-Triple-A finished up their last week of league play, District 9-A prepares for tournament play this week.
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Planning Commission Public Hearing
The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on several rezoning requests this week. 
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County Committee Considers SRO Funding
The Rutherford County Commission's Budget, Finance and Investment Committee will meet this week to consider adding a full-time SRO to all schools.
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NWS Continues Tornado Surveys
The National Weather Service will continue to survey storm damage this week. Storms that ripped through the mid-state last week spawned at least 14-tornadoes, but the total number could rise to 18 after the upcoming surveys. 
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Snow Creates Problems, Accident Claims a Life
The surprise snow over the weekend left many accidents in its wake. One was fatal, taking the life of 41-year old Bryan Delk of Columbia.
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Coffee Co. Crash Involved M'boro Man
Coffee Co. Crash Involved M'boro Man
A crash involving a Murfreesboro man in neighboring Coffee County, snarled traffic on I-24. The 
incident involving two tractor trailers on I-24 westbound at mile marker 108 near Manchester happened around 6 Sunday morning. 
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MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon
MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon
The groundhog says winter is just about over. And for MTSU baseball fans, there is no truer sign of spring than the annual Groundhog Day Luncheon. It was held Monday, since Groundhog Day fell on Saturday this year.
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Smyrna Police Checkpoint
The Smyrna Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Thursday night. This is part of the continuing enforcement effort of Smyrna Police Department...
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Midstate consumers more upbeat about economy, but …
The Office of Consumer Research at MTSU reported that after a decline in their outlook at the end of 2012, the overall consumer outlook index rose to 144 from 106 in November. The current poll of 334 randomly selected adult residents of Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties was conducted by phone on the evenings of Jan. 29-31.
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Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
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Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Metro Police in Nashville are asking for the public's assistance in locating two men who are wanted on assault charges. Both men listed their most recent address as being in Murfreesboro, TN. 
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Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from a roof vent and flames shooting from the right roof vent. Crews entered the house and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the kitchen area and attic area above the kitchen.
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Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Murfreesboro Officer M. Payne wrote in a report, “I made contact with the driver, 55-year old Felix Blackwood, who had an odor of an alcoholic intoxicant, red bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.” The officer requested the subject attempt a field sobriety test which he agreed. Blackwood failed the test and was arrested.
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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County Schools 2-hours late today *

Rutherford County Schools OPENING 2-HOURS LATE, Lancaster Christian Academy -OPENING 2-HOURS LATE, Providence Christian Academy - Opening 2-hours late, Murfreesboro "City" Schools OPENING ON TIME

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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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Topic: Education in Rutherford County - Multiple Guests
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Train Adventure Less Than 2-Hours Away!
Train Adventure Less Than 2-Hours Away!
About an hour and a half southeast of us is Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM).
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Traffic Campaign
Drivers who violate safety laws can expect to be stopped by extra Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies during the “More Cops, More Stops” campaign from Friday, Jan. 25 through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, a sheriff’s patrol supervisor said.
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School Vouchers: A Solution for a Problem Rutherford County Doesn't Have
Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, along with Representatives Mike Sparks, Dawn White, and Joe Carr took part in a forum, hosted by the Rutherford and Murfreesboro education associations held at Cason Lane Academy on Thursday night, to address, among other topics, school vouchers, which Gov. Bill Haslam has recently announced supporting.  Turns out, they tend to disagree...
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$4,500 Stolen in Murfreesboro... from a truck
The man called the police on Tuesday to report that his money was stolen. According to the victim, he left the money in a brief case that was in his vehicle overnight.
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Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
In Smyrna on Wednesday evening a woman armed with a gun entered K-mart demanding cash. The female got all the money she could and fled the store in a red Oldsmobile Alero that was waiting outside for her.
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Department of Children Services told to release more information about children deaths in the state
The department will have ten days to redact confidential information before the documents are released to the media or the public. 
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Junior League of Murfreesboro seeking women to explore being a part of their 2013 group
Founded locally in 1992, the Junior League of Murfreesboro explores the needs of the community and concentrated on focus areas such as women and children at risk, educational disadvantages, health, voluntarism and quality of life.
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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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9,900 Square foot home on Sanford Dr. destroyed in Saturday night fire
9,900 Square foot home on Sanford Dr. destroyed in Saturday night fire
Fire crews tackled a massive house fire on Sanford Drive Saturday night. The home where the fire occurred was nearly 10,000 square feet in size...
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Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. 
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NAACP in Murfreesboro awards two from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Saturday
NAACP Jerry Anderson award goes to local School Resource Officer and Sheriff Deputy.
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Send WGNS pictures of your car, truck or motorcycle so we can post it for the world to see
Send WGNS pictures of your car, truck or motorcycle so we can post it for the world to see
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com .
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Mary Beth Nevills, Educational Director for Oaklandsexplains why these wedding dress are so special...
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West Main Mission providing lunch to the homeless daily
Jim Hargrove the director of the mission tells us there is a strong need to provide more assistance in Rutherford County to the homeless.
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Special program to help local residents prepare tax returns is FREE
The 2012 VITA sites resulted in 346 accepted tax returns with a total refund amount of $492,000 going back into the communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. This year the United Way and Greenhouse Ministries aim to help even more residents.
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UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
If the Public Safety Committee gives the green light, the new officers will probably not be hired until June of 2013. The measure will also have to be approved by the budget and finance committee and then the full commission.
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22-Year old Murfreesboro murder suspect is still on the run
Detectives developed 22-year old Domynik Jaleel Green (pictured), also known as “City”, as the main suspect. Warrants for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder were issued for Green. WGNS followed up on this investigation on Friday (1/18/13) and Rutherford County Sheriff Department records show that Green is still on the run and the warrant has not been served.
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Murfreesboro Police Recover Stolen Police Handgun on Wednesday
Murfreesboro Police Recover Stolen Police Handgun on Wednesday
Police did an inventory of the car after the area around it was secured. Inside the vehicle they found a.45 caliber  Glock handgun that had been stolen from a LaVergne Police Cruiser. Officers also recovered a .45-caliber magazine for the gun and ammunition.
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Upcoming February meeting for parents of future students of Stewarts Creek High School
Upcoming February meeting for parents of future students of Stewarts Creek High School
A new high school will soon be OPEN in August of this year. Stewarts Creek High was approved for construction by Rutherford County Commissioners in 2011. The cost was $50-million. A meeting is planned for parents of future students in February. 
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Suspicious Computer Files At Zaxby’s
A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting them to warn customers about the potential for fraud.
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UPDATE: Rep. Carr has Proposed Gun Bill that Targets Proposed Federal Laws and Federal Agents
UPDATE: Rep. Carr has Proposed Gun Bill that Targets Proposed Federal Laws and Federal Agents
According to the bill that focuses on firearms and ammunition – it prohibits the enforcement and prosecution of certain federal law implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, concerning certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 38; Title 39; Title 41; Title 49 and Title 62.
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Commendation Letters for Murfreesboro Firefighters who Performed
Commendation Letters for Murfreesboro Firefighters who Performed "“Life Saving Efforts"
Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received commendations letters from Chief Cumbey Gaines today for their “life saving efforts."
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Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. Receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
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K-12 Art Entries Must Be Into BEP Before February 15th
The Business Education Partnership Foundation is accepting art entries now through February 15th from kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
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More Murfreesboro Police in Murfreesboro City Schools
Murfreesboro Police are increasing their presence at Murfreesboro City Schools after the shooting incident in Connecticut.
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Nissan Donates Leaf Vehicles to MTSU
Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.
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Current Obituary Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cemetery Maps

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

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

Bedford County

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

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

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

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

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

Coffee County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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