Rutherford County

Heavy Rainfall Causing Flooding in Rutherford County

Sep 20, 2021 at 11:02 am by WGNS

Flooding in Rutherford County has led to two road closures.Heavy rainfall closed Vaught Road/Cripple Creek Road slab and Stones River slab this past Sunday in the Kittrell com.... Read More

Rutherford Heart Walk set for September 25th led by retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber

Sep 20, 2021 at 10:08 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. —The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting Rutherford County b.... Read More

UPDATE: TN Gas Prices Down 1.4-Cents

Sep 20, 2021 at 09:52 am by WGNS

Tennessee gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas price.... Read More

School Board approves naming of Joe Frank Jernigan Drive

Sep 17, 2021 at 10:09 am by WGNS

The Jernigan name is synonymous with Rutherford County.Joe Frank Jernigan represented District 6 on the County Commission for 22 years during which time he served on the Healt.... Read More

Unemployment Remains on a Downward Trend as the State’s Economy Continues to Rebound

Sep 17, 2021 at 09:55 am by WGNS

As Tennessee’s economy continues to rebound, the state has experienced three consecutive months of lower unemployment, according to newly released data from the Departme.... Read More

HELP WANTED: WGNS Radio is Looking for a Diverse Personality that can Tackle New Digital and On-Air Sales AND Become an On Air Talent

Sep 17, 2021 at 09:54 am by WGNS

WGNS is Hiring WGNS Radio provides more local news than any other media outlet in Rutherford County. With two presets on the FM dial and one on our original AM frequency,.... Read More
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Announcement of $110 Million Hospital Expansion - Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford to Invest in Major Facility Development

Sep 16, 2021 at 05:55 pm by WGNS

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford officials announced today plans for an additional $110 million facility development of the hospital campus starting in 2021, with completion.... Read More

Local school's to hold safety drills for an active shooter and more on September 27th

Sep 16, 2021 at 05:44 pm by WGNS

Being a school resource officer has changed over the years and more than likely, what they train for in schools today, would not have been imaginable in the 1980's and perha.... Read More

Hotels in Tennessee and Rutherford County expected to record a record loss in revenue, due to COVID-19

Sep 16, 2021 at 11:25 am by WGNS

Tennessee was hit hard by COVID-19 and the hotel industry, perhaps harder. The expected job loss at hotel’s across the Volunteer State is expected to add up to 5,600 job.... Read More

Eagleville seniors giving back to K-12 school through ‘challenges’

Sep 16, 2021 at 11:00 am by WGNS

Eagleville has been a unique community well-before it agreed to become part of Rutherford County in 1877.Today, it remains the only K-12 school in the district and, in her fir.... Read More

Fitzhugh to Run for Re-election to Rutherford County Sheriff

Sep 16, 2021 at 09:53 am by WGNS

Press Release from Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh on his plan to run for re-election for the Rutherford County Sheriff:MURFREESBORO – Rutherford County Sheriff.... Read More

3,378 Active COVID-19 Cases in Rutherford County and 95% of Patients Hospitalized w/COVID-19 in Murfreesboro did NOT Receive COVID Vaccination

Sep 15, 2021 at 03:52 pm by WGNS

  In Murfreesboro, the number of those with COVID-19 is high with 3,738 "Active" cases throughout Rutherford County. Included in that number are the 196 new cases report.... Read More

MTSU Board of Trustees endorses second effort to get state OK for removal of Forrest Hall name

Sep 15, 2021 at 02:10 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to support efforts to gain permission from the state to.... Read More

Local Businessman Receives Award from Special Kids in Murfreesboro

Sep 15, 2021 at 11:50 am by WGNS

PHOTO: Special Kids Executive Director Chris Truelove presented John Floyd with the award along with a commemorative plaque earlier this summer, having this to say about.... Read More
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Tenille Townes engages Stewarts Creek Middle music class using power of music as CMA Foundation Artist Ambassador

Sep 15, 2021 at 08:58 am by WGNS

Shortly after turning 14, Tenille Townes made her first trip to Nashville with her parents and on the drive back up to Canada she “just got to dreaming.”Then, seve.... Read More

UPDATE: Rocky Fork Middle Student Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Alleged Altercation with Knife

Sep 14, 2021 at 01:03 pm by WGNS

One student was treated for his injuries after being stabbed allegedly by another student before classes began Tuesday at Rocky Fork Middle School in Smyrna, a Rutherford Coun.... Read More

Johnson first woman selected to serve as chair of Rutherford County School Board

Sep 14, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

PHOTO: Director of Schools Bill Spurlock (L) and Tiffany Johnson (R) move on to the next item on the agenda moments after Johnson selected first woman to serve as chair of Rut.... Read More

COMMENTARY: Children and the dangerous Internet Highway

Sep 13, 2021 at 03:30 pm by WGNS

Internet safety and our children - - with more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss…    Verbatim: Would you let your 8-year-old walk down an unlit, unf.... Read More

Senators White and Reeves announce $597,620 in Highway Safety Grants for Rutherford County

Sep 13, 2021 at 01:44 pm by WGNS

Local State Senators Dawn White and Shane Reeves today announced the award of eight Highway Safety Grants in Rutherford County.  The grants are awarded through the Tennes.... Read More

SAVE THE DATE: Rutherford County Hosts FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection November 6

Sep 13, 2021 at 11:42 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN (September 13, 2021)—Rutherford County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collections (HHW) on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Items can be tak.... Read More