Rutherford County

Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies Save the Life of a Man in Christiana Area

Nov 24, 2020 at 07:32 am by WGNS

Three men teamed up to save an unconscious driver’s life inside a running vehicle Tuesday near the Dollar General store on Epps Mill Road in Christiana, sheriff’s.... Read More

Rutherford County Virtual School is NOT Related to COVID-19 - Enrollment Open Now thru Evening of Nov. 24th

Nov 23, 2020 at 11:18 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County School system has a new “Virtual School” that started earlier this year. The school is for students in 6th grade through 12th grade.With COVI.... Read More

Rutherford County Officials Prepare for Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2020 at 09:40 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—With Thanksgiving being the nation’s peak day for home cooking fires, Rutherford County Fire Rescue officials want to make sure the community.... Read More

Rutherford County Narcotics Detective earns Statewide Award

Nov 20, 2020 at 11:35 am by WGNS

A Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective earned an outstanding achievement award from the Tennessee Narcotic Officers Association Saturday.Detective R.L. “Fuzzy&rdq.... Read More

Subject Facing 26 Sexual Abuse Related Charges Against a Minor in Rutherford County

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:02 am by WGNS

WGNS NEWS - A five-day trial has been scheduled in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom for a man by the name of Juan Florentino.The 58-year old suspect is facing a long list.... Read More

New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee (Weekly and Bi-Weekly)

Nov 19, 2020 at 10:46 am by WGNS

New unemployment claims are down slightly in Tennessee since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.The most recent week ending on November 14th closed with 6,182 new unemployment.... Read More

Siegel High School Teacher Katie Harris Wins Grant

Nov 18, 2020 at 09:06 am by WGNS

Katie Harris, who brings twelve years of experience to Siegel High School, was recently awarded the Richard Siegel Grant for more than $9,000. The grant will be used to help d.... Read More

Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) announces new renewable green energy option

Nov 18, 2020 at 08:30 am by WGNS

No doubt about it – renewable green energy options are important to an increasing number of people around the globe.“We want to give our members more options when.... Read More

Rocky Fork Elementary distance-learning extension

Nov 17, 2020 at 03:14 pm by WGNS

Changes are in place for Rocky Fork Elementary School in Smyrna, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School System confirmed the s.... Read More

Three Arrested Following Hours-Long Standoff in La Vergne

Nov 17, 2020 at 11:50 am by WGNS

A wanted person out of Sumner County was one of three people arrested in La Vergne overnight after an hours-long standoff with police.Around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16 t.... Read More

Rutherford Co. Chamber of Commerce: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Nov 16, 2020 at 11:14 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to support small businesses in our community on Small Business Saturday.The Chamber says that our small busi.... Read More

Teacher Shortage to have an impact Locally and Throughout Tennessee

Nov 16, 2020 at 10:57 am by WGNS

Bobbi Lussier (pronounced LOO-sher), executive director of professional laboratory experiences in the MTSU College of Education, told WGNS NEWS that more teachers are needed i.... Read More

UPDATE: 4-Month-Old Fatally Injured in Early Morning Single-Car Crash this past Friday

Nov 16, 2020 at 09:55 am by WGNS

The father of a 4-month-old boy fatally injured in this past Friday's (11/13/20) 1:50 a.m. single-vehicle crash on Bell Road near Couchville Pike is saying that a deer cr.... Read More

Man Jailed On 4-Decade Old Child Abuse Charge

Nov 15, 2020 at 03:20 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: (LEBANON, TN)  In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arre.... Read More

Tennessee Counties Without Mask Requirements Have Higher COVID-19 Death Toll Per Capita

Nov 13, 2020 at 10:15 am by WGNS

As of November 12th, Rutherford County has 1,610 active COVID-19 cases. Since the start of the Pandemic, Rutherford County has seen 14,425 total cases and 129 deaths. Currentl.... Read More

Need help with your Electric or Gas Bills in Murfreesboro?

Nov 13, 2020 at 09:30 am by WGNS

On November 24th, the Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency will host an event to help struggling residents in Rutherford County keep their electricity ON. The non-profit org.... Read More

FREE FOOD and FREE Masks to fight COVID-19 This Saturday in Murfreesboro

Nov 13, 2020 at 06:45 am by WGNS

THIS SATURDAY: Free hot meals and free medical masks will be handed out this Saturday (Nov. 14th) in Murfreesboro. The free mask to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and the f.... Read More

Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force: Move Over Law - Event

Nov 12, 2020 at 04:58 pm by WGNS

Expect slower traffic when teams of officers emphasize enforcement of the “Move Over” law, distracted driving and hazardous driving Friday on Interstate 24 and U.S.... Read More

Checkpoint's in Rutherford County

Nov 12, 2020 at 04:52 pm by WGNS

Three awareness checkpoints will be held Friday to combat the rising number of traffic deaths this year in Rutherford County, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s sergeant said.... Read More

WANTED: Secret Santa’s for Needy Families in Rutherford / Cannon Counties

Nov 12, 2020 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, TN — “2020 has been a tough year for all of us—with layoffs, furloughs, and families unable to pay their bills and buy groceries,” said C.... Read More