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The body of a woman who went missing from Bonner County, Idaho in 2014 was recovered in a remote and wooded area of Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai a
The body of a woman who went missing from Bonner County, Idaho in 2014 was recovered in a remote and wooded area of Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai a

The body of a woman who went missing from Bonner County, Idaho in 2014 was recovered in a remote and wooded area of Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai and Bonner Counties are neighboring counties in North Idaho.

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MTSU Graduation This Saturday
MTSU Graduation This Saturday

MTSU will award an estimated 1,803 degrees during its two fall 2014 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, December 13th, inside Murphy Center.

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Murfreesboro Christmas Parade 2:00PM This Sunday
Murfreesboro Christmas Parade 2:00PM This Sunday

Sunday afternoon will be a great day for the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade. When it begins at 2:00PM, the weather forecast is calling for partly sunny with temps near 60s.

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Blackman High Creating "Collegiate Academy"

Blackman High School will host an information session for parents on Monday, December 8th, for its new Collegiate Academy, a program at the school designed to increase academic rigor and provide additional opportunities for students.

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Free Jazz Friday Night At MTSU

Enjoy a free jazz concert at 7:30 this coming Friday night in room 173 of MTSU's Wright Music Building. The Eastern Boundary Jazz Quartet will perform as a final part of an afternoon workshop.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through October 25th
Ram's Road Warnings Through October 25th

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential jams around construction sites today through October 25th.

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'Boro Leaf Collection Begins October 20th!
'Boro Leaf Collection Begins October 20th!

Leaf collection season will get underway October 20, 2014. The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste Department plans to utilize the same system first implemented in 2013 to improve service and efficiencies for the City and its customers.

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MTSU's Math-Science Conference

MTSU alumna whose careers have carried them to valuable positions with Vanderbilt in Nashville will be the keynote and featured speakers during the 18th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through Sept. 20th!
Ram's Road Warnings Through Sept. 20th!

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran knows construction crews are putting the pedal to the metal in order to wrap-up projects. Here are potential traffic jams in the 'Boro now through September 20th.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through September 13th
Ram's Road Warnings Through September 13th

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where potential traffic challenges might occur now through September 13th.

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Overall Creek Elementary Open House 2-4PM Sunday
Overall Creek Elementary Open House 2-4PM Sunday

Murfreesboro City Schools invites the community to an open house this Sunday afternoon at the new Overall Creek Elementary School.

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Car Wash Legend Elizabeth Jones Died Friday
Car Wash Legend Elizabeth Jones Died Friday

One of Murfreesboro's biggest hearts stopped Friday afternoon. Elizabeth Jones, the smiling face that greeted you for decades at Jones Car Wash, passed away shortly after 4:30 Friday afternoon at Adams Place.

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Forrest's Raid On Courthouse Relived July 12th at Oaklands

On July 12th, the day before Forrest's raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse, Oaklands Historic House Museum is presenting a lecture on this event by novelist Dr. Michael R. Bradley.

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Ram's Road Reviews Through June 28th

There are so many construction projects here that areas often have dust clouds. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the creates traffic challenges, and he warns where to avoid between now and June 28, 2014.

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"Juneteenth" is this Saturday at Bradley Academy

The 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be this coming Saturday at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center at 415 South Academy Street.

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Blue Angels at this weekend's GREAT TENNESSEE AIRSHOW!
Blue Angels at this weekend's GREAT TENNESSEE AIRSHOW!

The Navy's precision flying team, Blue Angels, are featured in this Saturday and Sunday's "Great Tennessee Air Show" at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport.  (A recording of the entire talk is included here)

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St. Thomas Medical Mission at Olive Branch Church 10AM-2PM Saturday

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's Medical Mission will have two mobile health units at Murfreesboro's Olive Branch Church from 10:00 o'clock this Saturday morning until 2:00 in the afternoon.

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New homes built in La Vergne after July 1st must have sprinklers. Will this spread?
New homes built in La Vergne after July 1st must have sprinklers. Will this spread?

You heard that new homes built after July 1, 2014 in La Vergne must have a fire sprinkler system. Will this requirement spread to other areas?

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After July 1st New Homes In La Vergne Must Have Fire Sprinklers
After July 1st New Homes In La Vergne Must Have Fire Sprinklers

LA VERGNE - The La Vergne Town Council met at 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon and approved placing fire sprinklers in all new homes.  

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July 19th:  Your Chance To Be An
July 19th: Your Chance To Be An "Angel"

Many times you've heard how fortunate we are to live in the Heart of Tennessee. A few years ago Murfreesboro Police Officer Matt Harvey started a non-profit group called Angels for Protectors. Be at the 3 Brothers the night of July 19th and be an angel

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MTSU Study Shows Housing Slowed 1st Quarter
MTSU Study Shows Housing Slowed 1st Quarter

MTSU study shows slowing non-farm job growth, higher mortgage rates, poor weather and higher home prices combined to rein in Tennessee’s housing market activity during the first quarter of 2014.

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WELCOME To Spring Fling!
WELCOME To Spring Fling!

TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week, May 19-23

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READ TO SUCCEED Says Thank You!
READ TO SUCCEED Says Thank You!

On Wednesday (5/14/2014) Read To Succeed held its 2014 Appreciation Luncheon at Kingwood Church of Christ. 

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Bill Carey Golf Scramble June 4th

The 37th Annual Bill Carey Golf Scramble is set for Wednesday, June 4th, at Indian Hills Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association.

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City School's Kindergarten Registration May 8 - 9

If your child plans to attend kindergarten at a Murfreesboro City School, you need to register on May 8th and 9th. 

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Tennessee Valley Winds In Concert May 22nd.
Tennessee Valley Winds In Concert May 22nd.

The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert at 7:00 o'clock Thursday night, May 22nd. This concert is presented as a partnership with the Rutherford County Board of Education Stewart’s Creek High School.

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High Winds Downed Trees In Walter Hill Area
High Winds Downed Trees In Walter Hill Area

Around 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, high winds downed trees in the Walter Hill area. The National Weather Service says potentially damaging storms could impact the mid-state now through Tuesday. 

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When Ram Says I'ts So, It's So!

All across Tennessee road work is ramping up and creating traffic challenges. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says the same is true in the 'Boro. Here are Ram's areas to avoid through April 19th.

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MTSU 1911 Society Luncheon

MTSU recognized community members who have made financial commitments to the university for the long term during Friday’s second annual 1911 Society Luncheon in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Murfreesboro Traffic Jam Reports Through April 12th

From the Bridge Over Troubled Broad to the orange barrels on Church Street, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports where to avoid now through April 12th. 

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Friday Morning Storm Slams Rutherford County
Friday Morning Storm Slams Rutherford County

Early morning storm slams Rutherford County, especially the northern parts. Places like La Vergne, Smyrna, Walter Hill and Lascassas all saw damage.

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MTSU Celebrates "Equal Pay Day" on April 8th

The emphasis will be on a woman’s earning power as MTSU observes Equal Pay Day this coming April 8th.

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Sign-Up for Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day: May 1st

The 23rd annual Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Thursday, May 1st.

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Judicial Building Evacuated For 2-Hours After Bomb Threat

After a Monday morning bomb-threat, the Judicial Building has been re-opened after a two-hour search. 

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Local Author Linda Horton's Book Signing At Linebaugh Library

Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author, Linda Horton, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th.

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MF&RD Begins "Hydrant Flow Testing" April 1st

Beginning Tuesday, April 1, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will start its annual hydrant flow testing program.

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Are You Allergic To "Grid Lock" Traffic?

Spring is in the air, and construction crews seem almost as plentiful as the blossoms on the Bradford pear. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic challenges that might occur today through April 5th.

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"Duck Derby" Day Set For May 17th!

The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 7th Annual Duck Derby on May 17, 2014 at SportsCom.

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"Duck Derby" Day Set For May 17th!

The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 7th Annual Duck Derby on May 17, 2014 at SportsCom.

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Perfect Weather for SPECIAL KIDS RACE
Perfect Weather for SPECIAL KIDS RACE

With temps in the low 50s, Saturday morning proved perfect for the SPECIAL KIDS 15K, 5K and 1-mile race that began in front of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and followed a historic route through the Stones River Battlefield. RACE RESULTS are posted here.

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TN Healthcare Bus Here All Week!
TN Healthcare Bus Here All Week!

The TN Healthcare bus will be making several stops in Rutherford County before the March 31st deadline to sign-up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Recycle Old Electronics THIS Saturday!

You can recycle old electronic gadgets from 9:00 this coming Saturday morning until noon at the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtor's office. It's at 311 Butler Drive. 

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Beesley Spay-Neuter Clinic Open SPECIAL HOURS This Friday!

There's a greater demand for spaying and neutering pets, along with more persons able to take their animals only on Fridays.

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Tis The Season of Traffic Jams!

Tis the season of traffic slow downs. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells us where to avoid through March 22nd.

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Study of Rabbinic Jewish Literature Begins May 4th at Central Christian Church

Pastor Steven Odom announced that Central Christian Church is beginning an educational series to learn about Rabbinic Jewish literature. 

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Murfreesboro City Council Candidates were on WGNS Tuesday Morning... Hear the podcast

Listeners had an opportunity to listen and to talk with the candidates for Murfreesboro City Council on Tuesday...

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Wetland Clean-Up Volunteers Needed This Tuesday Morning

Volunteers are being recruited for this coing Tuesday (3/11/2014)morning from 9:00 until 3:00 in the afternoon. Help is needed to clean up Sinking Creek and the adjacent wetland between McAlister’s Deli and Murfreesboro Animal Clinic.

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School Board Member Helen Blankenship Died Wednesday Night
School Board Member Helen Blankenship Died Wednesday Night

Rutherford County School Board member Helen Blankenship passed away Wednesday evening at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. 

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Community Leader George Gardner Passed Away Monday
Community Leader George Gardner Passed Away Monday

Murfreesboro lost a community leader Monday morning, George Gardner, a retired State Farm executive, MTSU supporter, and one of the movers behind the Discovery Center passed away suddenly. A memorial service will be held at Murfreesboro First Presbyterian Church at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, March 15th. A reception will follow. 

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Ram's Road Renderings through March 8th!

Watch out motorists, here comes the jams! City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran forecasts trouble spots through March 8th. 

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Murfreesboro Rotary's "4-Way Test" Speech Contest Just Weeks Away!

At 9:30 Saturday morning, March 8, 2014, the Murfreesboro Rotary Club invites local high school students to compete in their "4-Way Test" speech contest. There are cash prizes!

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UPDATE: Monday Night Fatal I-24 Motorcycle Crash

27-year old Robert A. Sullivan was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash on I-24 in Murfreesboro around 8:45 Monday night.

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Technology and Healthier Food

On March 7th Cannon County High School students will learn that pork is among the leanest meats available. 

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MARCH is "Music In Our Schools" Month!

You are encouraged to be in the gym at Erma Siegel Elementary School at 7:00 o'clock Thursday night, March 6th. 

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Ram's Potential Roads To Avoid Through March 1st

Here's Ram's road forecast for today through March 1st.

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Ram's "Boro Traffic Blocks" Today through Feb. 15th

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a perfect record on being the "soothsayer of road challenges" in Murfreesboro. 

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Ram's Motorist Challenges Thru February 8th

February is here and spring can't be too far away. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes better weather translates to more crews on the street. Here are potential "traffic challenges" today through February 8th.

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Ram's Arctic Road Blips Through February 1st

The arctic blast is making construction work uncomfortable, but Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns progress continues. In fact, he reports on potential traffic challenges now through February 1st. 

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President Obama To Visit Nashville Thursday

President Barack Obama will visit Nashville this coming Thursday (1/30/2014), reportedly to discuss expanding economic opportunity.

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MTSU's Groundhog Day Luncheon February 4th

The 41st Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for 11:30 Tuesday morning, February 4th in MTSU's Murphy Center.

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Scholar's Week Returns February 25th!

MTSU's faculty is preparing for the eighth annual Scholar's Week next month.

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FREE Gardening Basics Class Starts February 8th

A free 4-week course in "garden basics" begins at 9:00AM on Saturday, February 8th at the Lane Agri-Park. 

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Andy Womack To Be Honored At Feb. 19th "Heroes Luncheon"

Former State Senator Andy Womack will be honored at the Red Cross' 2nd Annual Heroes Luncheon. Seating will be 11:30 Wednesday morning, February 19th at the Stones River Country Club.

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"Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" now through March 2nd at Oakland Historic House Museum

"Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" exhibit opened Sunday and continues through March 2nd at Oaklands Historic House Museum at 900 N. Maney Avenue. 

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Ram's Road Reports Through January 18th!

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential "challenge areas" for today through January 18th.

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FLASH MOB reported to descend on City Hall Rotunda 4:30-6:30PM today!
Reports of a FLASH MOB descending on the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall this afternoon. The Rutherford County School's inaugural Peace and Justice Art Competition opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 this afternoon (Thursday, 1/9/2014). 
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Ram's Road Report Through January 5, 2014
What will be challenging your drives in the 'Boro? Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports strictly on construction possibilities, and leaves the snow and ice soothsaying to someone else.
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Potential 'Boro Traffic Issues Through January 4th!
Traffic wows ahead as City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential challenges now through January 4th. 
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Author Reuben Kyle at Linebaugh Library January 6th!
Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author, Reuben Kyle, on Monday, January 6th, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Kyle will be selling and signing copies of his book, From Nashborough to the Nobel Prize: The Buchanans of Tennessee, which was published by Twin Oaks Press in 2013.
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FOL Member's Luncheon January 25th at Woman's Club
The Friends of Linebaugh Library is hosting a member's luncheon at the Woman's Club (221 East College St.) at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 25, 2014. The guest speaker is author Brenda Rickman Vantrease.  
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State Senator Tracy Out To Unseat U.S. Congressman DesJarlais
On Wednesday (1/2/2013) morning, State Senator Jim Tracy officially announced that he would be seeking the U.S. Congressional seat currently held by Dr. Scott DesJarlais in the 4th District.
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