18 Needy Families Need Secret Santa’s in Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Dec 06, 2021 at 06:21 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro – “The Child Advocacy Center has made Christmas magical for thousands of needy child abuse victims over the last 21 years,” said director S.... Read More

Toot's Fundraiser brings in OVER $8,500 for less fortunate children in Rutherford County to shop for Christmas

Dec 06, 2021 at 11:34 am by WGNS

(Click the photo above this story to see all the pictures) Thanks to local residents who dined Toot’s in Murfreesboro on November 30th,   less fortunate childr.... Read More
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Toot's Fundraiser brings in OVER $8,500 for less fortunate children in Rutherford County to shop for Christmas

Dec 06, 2021 at 11:34 am by WGNS

(Click the photo above this story to see all the pictures) Thanks to local residents who dined Toot’s in Murfreesboro on November 30th,   less fortunate childr.... Read More

Help less fortunate kids enjoy Christmas joy at Toot's Tuesday Nov. 30th

Nov 26, 2021 at 09:39 am by WGNS

One elementary school student participating in the Shop with the Sheriff event in 2019 wanted to buy food for his family instead of buying toys for himself, remembers School R.... Read More

Shop with the Sheriff Fundraiser on Nov. 30th in Murfreesboro

Nov 17, 2021 at 11:15 am by WGNS

A November 30th Shop with the Sheriff fundraiser will help fund a special shopping expedition for less fortunate children throughout Rutherford County.  The fundraiser wi.... Read More

DCS Boosts the Number of Children Adopted from State Care

Nov 11, 2021 at 01:43 pm by WGNS

The Department of Children’s Services today announced that for the fourth consecutive federal fiscal year, the number of Tennessee children in foster care reaching perma.... Read More

Literacy Nights help MTSU education students put books in hands of children, families

Nov 10, 2021 at 09:34 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Bonnie Barksdale, assistant education professor, is one of several faculty facilitating Literacy Night events that provide hands-on experience.... Read More

A Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition - The Turkey Tee-Off

Nov 09, 2021 at 08:35 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, TN – "The golfers that played in the Turkey Tee Off said this is one of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions,” said Child Advocacy Center Deve.... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5 – 11

Nov 04, 2021 at 09:06 am by WGNS

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been officially approved for children ages 5 to 11-years-old and it is now available.Murfreesboro Medical Clinic reports they expect t.... Read More

Help Local Families and Children this Christmas

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:45 am by WGNS

Every year, non-profit Barnabas Vision pairs local residents with a family in need with a goal of helping that family with Christmas. This year, Barnabas will also give.... Read More

Local Agencies Collaborate to End Violence Against Children

Nov 02, 2021 at 07:47 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN – “The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the local 11th Annual 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth b.... Read More

Report Finds TN Kids More Sedentary and Anxious

Oct 28, 2021 at 06:15 pm by WGNS

Only 20% of kids nationwide are physically active for at least 60 minutes a day, according to a new United Health Foundation report that examines the health of women.... Read More

Tennessee STEAM Festival in Murfreesboro

Oct 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee STEAM Festival, founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, will be held in Murfreesboro October 15th through the 24th.The event this year will incorporat.... Read More

TN Health News: Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

Oct 05, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awar.... Read More

Tennessee Making Childcare Easier to Find and More Affordable

Sep 29, 2021 at 10:24 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing additional steps to help parents navigate the balance of raising a family and holding down a job. Beginning Oct.... 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

Light Up the Night on Friday for Child Abuse Victims on Sept. 10th

Sep 08, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

“One of my favorite things about the Light Up the Night end of summer party are the hors d’oeuvres and beverages!” said Child Advocacy Center Devel.... Read More

The Lights are on for Light Up the Night!

Aug 30, 2021 at 01:55 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Light Up the Night is an outdoor event at the beautiful Oaklands Mansion,” said Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Kat.... Read More

Light Up the Night for Child Abuse Victims!

Aug 10, 2021 at 08:06 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Dance under the stars, mix and mingle with friends, enjoy a beautiful end of the summer party, and light up the night to benefit a great cau.... Read More

DCS Extends Deadline for Foster Care Alumni to Apply for Pandemic Aid

Aug 10, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

The Department of Children’s Services has extended the deadline for former foster youth to apply for federal stimulus funds to assist with living expenses such as rent,.... Read More