Rutherford County

Local Hospital Shares Tips for Saturday's Middle Half Marathon Prep

Oct 07, 2021 at 11:30 am by WGNS

The 13th annual Middle Half Marathon is on Saturday and this year’s race will be on a slightly different course. Officials told WGNS NEWS the race will start in front of.... Read More

Rutherford County EMS of the Year Honored by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro

Oct 07, 2021 at 10:52 am by WGNS

Alice Swinford, Paramedic, was honored by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro on Wednesday October 6, 2021 as the Rutherford County EMS of the year at a special luncheon at Thro.... Read More

Rep. Mike Sparks, Comptroller’s Office continue partnership to address textbook affordability

Oct 06, 2021 at 03:04 pm by WGNS

State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) continues to support the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office in addressing textbook affordability for Tennesseans pursuing degrees in h.... Read More

Debris Burn Permits Required Beginning Oct. 15

Oct 06, 2021 at 11:30 am by WGNS

National Fire Prevention Week is observed this week to educate citizens about fire prevention and safety. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry.... Read More

BEWARE: Scammer Posing as Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective

Oct 06, 2021 at 11:18 am by WGNS

A man posing as a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective scammed a woman of $750 after telling her a warrant was issued against her for missing federal jury duty, a deput.... Read More

COVID Patient Joe Gammon Released from Rehab After Spending Over 2 months at Ascension Saint Thomas Facilities

Oct 06, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

After spending over 2 months in the hospital due to COVID-19 complications, Joe Gammon of Middle Tennessee was discharged from Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown rehab fa.... Read More

The Middle Half 13.1 Mile Race to be held in Downtown Murfreesboro on Saturday

Oct 06, 2021 at 09:46 am by WGNS

COMING UP: The 13th annual Middle Half will be this Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro. The half marathon will start in front of Central Magnet School this year and finish in f.... Read More

BUSINESS: Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill Will Open in Murfreesboro this November

Oct 05, 2021 at 03:24 pm by WGNS

If you’ve got a craving for authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, good news—Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill is bringing Louisiana hospitality to Murfreesboro, Tennesse.... Read More

Lascassas Elementary one of multiple schools that recently conducted school safety drills

Oct 04, 2021 at 04:15 pm by WGNS

Teachers locked their children in classrooms when educational assistant Joanna Jones called a “Code Yellow” during a school safety drill Tuesday at Lascassas Eleme.... Read More

Greg Jones Named Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at Rutherford County Chamber

Oct 04, 2021 at 03:55 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) — The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Greg Jones as senior vice president of education and workforce development, a.... Read More

Those who have had COVID-19, may want to do some research before getting the COVID Vaccine

Oct 04, 2021 at 11:04 am by WGNS

Rutherford County has recorded 59,925 COVID-19 cases, since the start of the pandemic. Of that number, 57,799 cases are now inactive or recovered.  To get vaccinated or t.... Read More

Rutherford County Government Launches #ThankRCHeroes Campaign

Oct 04, 2021 at 08:15 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—(October 4, 2021) Rutherford County Government will soon launch a new campaign geared toward showing appreciation to various groups of professional.... Read More

Pay increase approved to attract substitute teachers at hard-to-fill schools

Oct 01, 2021 at 03:06 pm by WGNS

A contract addendum increasing the daily pay and bill rate for substitutes in six hard-to-fill schools — LaVergne high and middle, LaVergne Lake, Roy Waldon, Smyrna Midd.... 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

Oct 01, 2021 at 11:27 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

Murfreesboro Joins National Night Out Against Crime Oct. 5

Oct 01, 2021 at 10:34 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Murfreesboro Police Department, along with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will host National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday.... Read More

UPDATE: Life of Middle Point Landfill is Less Than 8-Years - Proposed Expansion will likely be Tied Up in Court

Sep 30, 2021 at 03:05 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: Republic Services, the company that oversees the Middle Point Landfill in the Walterhill area, has updated Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron on the landfill l.... Read More

Smyrna Police Aim to Identify Suspect in Theft

Sep 30, 2021 at 02:12 pm by WGNS

  Smyrna, TN Police are seeking clues in identifying a woman who allegedly committed theft at a local store. On September 25th at 2PM, an unknown woman wearing a black s.... Read More

Visit Downtown Murfreesboro and TRY to Find All the Scarecrows (#MainStreetScarecrow)

Sep 30, 2021 at 01:15 pm by WGNS

Main Street Murfreesboro is hosting their second annual Scarecrows Downtown during the month of October. Main Street Executive Director Sarah Callender told WGNS NEWS...Vote.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron Announces Loans for Small Businesses

Sep 30, 2021 at 09:09 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—(September 30, 2021) Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announces the availability of CARES Act Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) for eligible small busi.... Read More

Suspects arrested after gunfire in parking lot during local high school football game

Sep 29, 2021 at 04:51 pm by WGNS

No one suffered injuries after a man allegedly fired a handgun in the air in a rear parking lot during the Stewarts Creek High School football game Friday, a Rutherford County.... Read More