Rutherford County

Judge David Bragg Nears Retirement After 12 Years on the Bench

Dec 29, 2020 at 06:15 pm by WGNS

After more than a decade of public service, 16th Judicial District Circuit Judge David Bragg will retire effective Jan. 1st, 2021. A lifelong Murfreesboro resid.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools considering hybrid schedule to start second semester (WITH VIDEO)

Dec 18, 2020 at 05:55 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County Schools is considering an option to begin the second semester using a hybrid model to reduce the number of students in school buildings at the same time, whi.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Attorney who Took His Own Life was Scheduled to Appear in Court to Face Rape Charges Before the End of This Year

Dec 18, 2020 at 10:19 am by WGNS

WGNS has more details on the attorney from Murfreesboro who reportedly took his own life before appearing in court to face multiple rape charges. David Whelan would have appea.... Read More

Lost Child Found by Neighbors in Rutherford County

Dec 17, 2020 at 06:57 pm by WGNS

Neighbors and Sheriff’s Office deputies worked to reunite a lost Wilson Elementary kindergarten student with her family Sunday.Kayla Fanguy’s daughter, Averly, was.... Read More

Distance Learning not as good of a Learning Enviroment as Traditional Classroom

Dec 17, 2020 at 06:43 pm by WGNS

Distance Learning has been hard on not only parents, but students as the traditional classroom has long been a superior learning environment since the first school was establi.... Read More

New Numbers are in for Tennessee Residents Receiving Unemployment Benefits

Dec 17, 2020 at 08:55 am by WGNS

To date, 946,775 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. That number represents more than $36-million in unemployment pa.... Read More

Suspect in Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Case Receives 4 Year Suspended Sentence

Dec 14, 2020 at 11:38 am by WGNS

After being charged with the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Chad David Braley appeared before the courts last week and filed a p.... Read More

UPDATE: Subject Found Guilty for the Rape of a Child in Murfreesboro

Dec 14, 2020 at 11:22 am by WGNS

UPDATE: 27-Year-old Allan Ashley of Murfreesboro was found guilty for the rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery. Ashely, who last lived at Alder Terrace Apartments on.... Read More

Siegel High School Teacher died this past weekend reportedly from COVID-19 Complications

Dec 14, 2020 at 07:47 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Schools announced this past weekend that a teacher at Siegel High School died. Mr. David Picklesimer was a well-respected and longtime teacher.... Read More

Outcome of Rutherford County Aggravated Rape Case Reveresed - New Trial to be Set

Dec 11, 2020 at 10:55 am by WGNS

The outcome of a Rutherford County Circuit Court case has been reversed and a new trial will take place for a man convicted on one count of aggravated rape and one count of do.... Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE: Smyrna Event Center to Close for 10-Days and Schools to Get Rapid Testing

Dec 11, 2020 at 10:44 am by WGNS

COVID-19 is forcing the temporary closure of the Event Center in Smyrna. The building will be closed for ten days because employees are under quarantine for the coronavirus.&n.... Read More

Man Listed as "Missing" in Rutherford County Since Thanksgiving FOUND SAFE

Dec 11, 2020 at 10:29 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office recently released information about their attempts to locate a missing La Vergne man whose family had not heard from him since he left T.... Read More

Families Share their Gratitude to Secret Santas

Dec 11, 2020 at 10:22 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – “I have a confession!  I opened the gift bag with a brand new winter coat in just for me.  I’m a little embarrassed to admit I.... Read More

Special Victim Unit Crimes, Arrests and Court Cases

Dec 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm by WGNS

In special victims crimes, a suspect named David Rowland will face rape charges in 2021, as explained by Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones... Christopher.... Read More

Unemployment Claims Slowly Going Down in Tennessee

Dec 10, 2020 at 11:16 am by WGNS

A total of 939,311 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since March 15th, which was ten days after the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Current statistics show.... Read More

Blackman High School Switches to Distance Learning

Dec 09, 2020 at 09:45 pm by WGNS

More school updates in Rutherford County due to COVID-19…Most recently, Blackman High School parents have been notified that the school will move to distance learning f.... Read More

UPDATE: 6 Schools on Distance Learning, COVID-19 Dashboard Active

Dec 09, 2020 at 09:50 am by WGNS

Late last month on November 30th,  Rutherford County Schools launched its own dashboard to report COVID-19 school information.Parents can now find information about.... Read More

Currently, Six Rutherford County Schools on Distance-learning

Dec 08, 2020 at 02:35 pm by WGNS

In school news related to COVID-19, Rutherford County parents have been notified that Stewarts Creek High School will be moving to distance learning for the remainder of this.... Read More

Angel Tree Program at the Salvation Army - Christmas Gifts for Less Fortunate Children in Rutherford County

Dec 08, 2020 at 12:23 pm by WGNS

Captain Trish Knott with the local Salvation Army says that gifts are needed for names on the Angel Tree’s in Rutherford County, which can be found in Murfreesboro&helli.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape of a Child under the age of 13

Dec 08, 2020 at 11:24 am by WGNS

WGNS has an update on a news story involving a man charged with raping a child that was under the age of 13.27-Year-old Allan Ashley, who last lived at Alder Terrace Apartment.... Read More