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Protestors at Sunday Vigil on Murfreesboro Square to Honor George Floyd (PHOTOS, VIDEOS and AUDIO)
Protestors at Sunday Vigil on Murfreesboro Square to Honor George Floyd (PHOTOS, VIDEOS and AUDIO)

Some on Sunday were there to release harbored feelings of anger while others, just wanted to voice their opinion...

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Governor Lee Appoints Bonita Jo Atwood to 16th Judicial District Circuit Court
Governor Lee Appoints Bonita Jo Atwood to 16th Judicial District Circuit Court

UPDATE: For the first time in Rutherford and Cannon County history, a female has been chosen to be the Circuit Court Judge. On Saturday, Judge Atwood told a gathering of friends and supporters...

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La Vergne Answers to the Trial Courts - Property Owners Denied Operation of Car Dealer - Courts Agree
La Vergne Answers to the Trial Courts - Property Owners Denied Operation of Car Dealer - Courts Agree

In La Vergne, property owners applied to the city for a building permit to install new doors on their car wash to convert the wash into a car dealer. La Vergne issued a building permit to the property owners, who performed the $14,000 conversion of the future car lot but, things failed to go smoothly.

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Rutherford County UNEMPLOYMENT Rate Stands at 16.7%
Rutherford County UNEMPLOYMENT Rate Stands at 16.7%

Usually, Rutherford County is ranked in the number two or three position for having the lowest unemployment rate in the Volunteer State between 2 and 3%.

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 Farmers Market to Open June 2, Accepting Vendors Applications
Farmers Market to Open June 2, Accepting Vendors Applications

The La Vergne Farmers Market will be back for the summer. City staff are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic while still providing fresh fruits and vegetables for citizens.

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UPDATE: All Juveniles, Staff at Youth Treatment Facility Test Negative for COVID-19
UPDATE: All Juveniles, Staff at Youth Treatment Facility Test Negative for COVID-19

For the latest headlines across the Volunteer State about the coronavirus, we head to nearby Sumner County... The Tennessee Department of Children's Services announced Tuesday that all juveniles and staff at a Sumner County youth treatment facility tested negative for COVID-19. The department requested a mass testing event at the privately-operated congregate care facility after one staff member tested positive.

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Serious Auto Accident Closes 231 South in Murfreesboro Monday Night
Serious Auto Accident Closes 231 South in Murfreesboro Monday Night

UPDATED: Names have been released in the Monday night accident... As of Friday (5/15/2020), the man who was ejected from his vehicle is now resting in "Stable" condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

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Rutherford County Emergancy Medical Service Teams ALL NEGATIVE for COVID-19
Rutherford County Emergancy Medical Service Teams ALL NEGATIVE for COVID-19

A lot has changed over the past few months, especially in the field of medicine and medical care. One change deals with 9-1-1 dispatchers asking more medical related questions when paramedics are sent to a call.

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Main Street Saturday Market to hold Grand Opening Saturday June 6th
Main Street Saturday Market to hold Grand Opening Saturday June 6th

The Main Street Saturday Market will open again this year on the historic Murfreesboro Public Square starting in June. The first day for the market will be on Saturday, June 6th.

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How old does a child have to be - Before leaving the child home alone?
How old does a child have to be - Before leaving the child home alone?

Many people ask how old a child has to be - before leaving that child home alone, but is there a simple answer? Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport chimes in on the age-old question...

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THIS FRIDAY: Rutherford County Farmers Market - Opening Day and Current Guidelines for COVID-19
THIS FRIDAY: Rutherford County Farmers Market - Opening Day and Current Guidelines for COVID-19

Don't miss the return of your Rutherford County Farmers Market this Friday on May 8th.

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Changes within the Local Court System
Changes within the Local Court System

The Rutherford County Court System announced Friday changes to its operations effective May 4, 2020.

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Changes within the Rutherford County Schools
Changes within the Rutherford County Schools

The Rutherford County School Board has approved a modified grading plan because of the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Business Change: Workers Furloughed as Companies Try to Re-Open
Business Change: Workers Furloughed as Companies Try to Re-Open

As businesses re-open, it is important to remember to use caution, as stated by Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron...

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Murfreesboro Slows to One Feeding Time Daily to SLow COVID-19 Spread
Murfreesboro Slows to One Feeding Time Daily to SLow COVID-19 Spread

As a recommendation from the state, the Murfreesboro City Schools CHOW bus that serves lunch and breakfast to school aged children, will only be serving once daily...

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UPDATE: Unemployment Increases in Tennessee due to COVID-19
UPDATE: Unemployment Increases in Tennessee due to COVID-19

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has seen a large increase in the number of unemployment claims.

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So far, no increase in crime due to COVID-19 for Rutherford County, TN
So far, no increase in crime due to COVID-19 for Rutherford County, TN

At this point, there has not been an uptick in crime, according to Larry Flowers, Murfreesboro Police Spokesperson.

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UPDATE: Ag Day on the Hill Postponed
UPDATE: Ag Day on the Hill Postponed

UPDATE: Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally issued a joint statement relative to COVID -19...

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Local Schools in Rutherford County Prepared for Threat of Coronavirus
Local Schools in Rutherford County Prepared for Threat of Coronavirus

UPDATE: The Rutherford County School System is being proactive with the increased threat of the coronavirus.

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TN Dept. of Health Announces First Case of COVID-19 in Tennessee
TN Dept. of Health Announces First Case of COVID-19 in Tennessee

Case located in Williamson County, TN: "We are working closely with local health care partners to identify contacts and contain spread of this disease in our communities," said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

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Large Heroin Bust and More Drug Overdoses in Rutherford County
Large Heroin Bust and More Drug Overdoses in Rutherford County

A large-scale drug bust took place several weeks ago in Rutherford County. WGNS also talked to the Sheriff's Department about an increase in heroin related drug overdoses.

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40 Dogs and 14 Cats Rescued and Transferred to Shelter in Wilson County, TN
40 Dogs and 14 Cats Rescued and Transferred to Shelter in Wilson County, TN

The Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) responded to a request from authorities in Henderson County, TN to assist with 54 cats and dogs living in deplorable conditions in and around a single-family residence.

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Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Officials Seek Public's Assistance with Weekend Arson Fire
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Officials Seek Public's Assistance with Weekend Arson Fire

Rutherford County Fire & Rescue (RCFR) officials are seeking the public's assistance with an intentionally set fire that occurred early Saturday morning on the playground at Wilson Elementary School located at 1545 Cut Off Road.

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Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund Reaches $10 Million
Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund Reaches $10 Million

The Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund has surpassed its minimum balance requirement of $10 million and will suspend assessments from grain producers.

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Rutherford County Schools: 'Focus on what works'
Rutherford County Schools: 'Focus on what works'

As the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Jimmy Sullivan says teachers attending the annual Summer Conference training should target academic standards as most effective way to help students

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Apartment Resident Accidentally Fires Gun Into Ceiling
Apartment Resident Accidentally Fires Gun Into Ceiling

A 40 Caliber round was lodged into the flooring. The bullet evidently came from the apartment below.

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$1 Per Tire Fee Collected in Rutherford County - Where is the Money
$1 Per Tire Fee Collected in Rutherford County - Where is the Money

What happens to old tires when you buy new tires in Rutherford County?

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Early Detection, Timely Treatment Keys to Improving Breast Cancer Survival Rates
Early Detection, Timely Treatment Keys to Improving Breast Cancer Survival Rates

In Rutherford County, the breast cancer rate for women is classified as "Stable." However, in the past five years there has been a 5.6% increase in breast cancer cases. On average, 173 women in Rutherford County are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

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Another Sheriff Arrested in Tennessee
Another Sheriff Arrested in Tennessee

Large scale investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray and two of his employees.

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Teen Makes Juvenile Court Appearance on Child Rape Charges
Teen Makes Juvenile Court Appearance on Child Rape Charges

The teen is accused of molesting a 5 year old child on May 19 and a 4 year old on July 19 in restroom facilities at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN during separate ATV racing events.

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Schools to be BACK in Session
Schools to be BACK in Session

Murfreesboro City Schools say that Wednesday, August 1st is the first half day of classes. Rutherford County goes back on August 6th...

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Your Evergreen could be used as the Rutherford County Courthouse Christmas Tree
Your Evergreen could be used as the Rutherford County Courthouse Christmas Tree

Do you have that perfect Christmas Tree for the Rutherford County Courthouse Lawn? Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric told WGNS that Main Street Murfreesboro is looking for a tree now...

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NEW JUDGE: Commission Accepting Applications for Vacancy in 16th Judicial District Circuit Court - Rutherford / Cannon Counties
NEW JUDGE: Commission Accepting Applications for Vacancy in 16th Judicial District Circuit Court - Rutherford / Cannon Counties

Any interested applicant must be a licensed attorney who is at least 30 years of age, a resident of the state for five years, and a resident of the 16th Judicial District.

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County Budget Committee Recommends 9% Tax Hike

Rutherford County Commission Budget Committee members recommended a nine-percent hike in property taxes to balance this year's budget.

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