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La Vergne Alderman Cole Elected Mayor, Leaves Open Seat
La Vergne Alderman Cole Elected Mayor, Leaves Open Seat

Tuesday's election of La Vergne Alderman Jason Cole as mayor over incumbent Dennis Waldron means a vacancy on the board.

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Tuesday is Election Day
Tuesday is Election Day

Tuesday is election day and if early voting is any indication, turnout is expected to be very heavy.

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Election Night Coverage
Election Night Coverage

We will have "LIVE" election coverage on WGNSRadio.com Tuesday, beginning at 7pm.

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School Students Across the State Voted for State Races - Who Won the Mock Election?
School Students Across the State Voted for State Races - Who Won the Mock Election?

School students from all three grand divisions of the state have cast their votes in the statewide races for Governor and U.S. Senate.

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Early Voting Ends Thursday Evening in Rutherford County
Early Voting Ends Thursday Evening in Rutherford County

Early voting for the November midterm elections ends at Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The Election Commission precinct will close at 7PM on Thursday while all other early voting locations close at 6PM (see addresses below).

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Kent Syler Comments on Election News
Kent Syler Comments on Election News

Kent Syler, Political Science Professor at MTSU, talks local, state and national politics with NewsRadio WGNS. He discusses many issues that will face voters not only today (Thursday 8-2-18) in the county general and state primary, but in the state and federal general election in November.

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City Cafe Straw Poll Shows Tight Races
City Cafe Straw Poll Shows Tight Races

City Cafe patrons weigh in on the upcoming election, showing some races will be very close if their straw poll ballots are any indication.

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Early Voting Over, Push to Thursday for Candidates
Early Voting Over, Push to Thursday for Candidates

Early voting is over and the push to Thursday is on. Alan Farley predicts "record vote", and huge savings in cost of election!.

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Early Voting is Underway
Early Voting is Underway

With political campaigns in their final weeks, early voting for the August 2nd county general and state primary elections is underway. It will end July 28th.

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Early Voting Up; County Primary Election Day Tuesday
Early Voting Up; County Primary Election Day Tuesday

Local voters will head to the polls Tuesday in the Rutherford County Primary. Election Administrator Alan Farley reports 8,217 voters cast their ballots during the early voting period.

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Candidates Qualify for Local Races
Candidates Qualify for Local Races

The deadline has come and gone for those wishing to run in the August 2nd elections. See whose running for local and state offices.

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Omnibus Bill Releases Additional $7.5 Million to Protect Elections in Tennessee
Omnibus Bill Releases Additional $7.5 Million to Protect Elections in Tennessee

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) Tuesday (4/3/18) received confirmation that the omnibus funding bill recently passed by Congress releases $7.5 million in fresh funding for election security in Tennessee.

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State Senate 14th District Special Election Coverage
State Senate 14th District Special Election Coverage

Get up-to-the-second vote totals, reports and more from Rutherford County and the four other counties that make up State Senate District 14. The race is between Republican Shane Reeves and Democrat Gayle Jordan.

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Former Local Child Abuse Prosecutor Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge
Former Local Child Abuse Prosecutor Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

Former Rutherford County prosecutor Nathan Nichols announced his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge today. Nichols is seeking the Republican Party's nomination for the position during the May 1, 2018 primary.

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Election Commission Improves Campaign Financial Disclosure Process
Election Commission Improves Campaign Financial Disclosure Process

Rutherford County election officials have announced that they have enhanced the campaign financial disclosure reporting process...

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New State Law Changes RuCo Election Procedures
New State Law Changes RuCo Election Procedures

A new state law that went into effect January 1st will allow Rutherford County to participate in a pilot project for establishing convenient voting centers.

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2018 Ruth. Co. Elections Will See Big Changes
2018 Ruth. Co. Elections Will See Big Changes

You may not want to think about the next election, being fresh off the 2016 campaign. But Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley tells NewsRadio WGNS we will have what's called convenient vote centers.

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Smyrna & La Vergne Choose City Leaders
Smyrna & La Vergne Choose City Leaders

Municipal elections in Smyrna and La Vergne were on the ballot.

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Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics
Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics

MTSU Political Science Professor Kent Syler, former chief of staff for former U.S. Congressman Bart Gordon, answers some important questions on this election day.

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Election Night Interviews
Election Night Interviews

NewsRadio WGNS has complete coverage of the local scene. Check out local interviews from election night.

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DesJarlais Returns to Washington
DesJarlais Returns to Washington

Scott DesJarlais will return to Washington, representing Rutherford County in the nation's capitol.

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Rudd Wins 34th District House Race
Rudd Wins 34th District House Race

Republican Tim Rudd is the winner of the race to replace Rick Womick in the 34th State House District.

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Terry Re-Elected in 48th State House Race
Terry Re-Elected in 48th State House Race

Dr. Bryan Terry will again represent the 48th State House District in Nashville.

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Dawn White Returns to Represent 37th State House District
Dawn White Returns to Represent 37th State House District

Republican Dawn White will retain her seat in the state House in the 37th District.

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Sparks Wins Fourth Term in 49th State House District
Sparks Wins Fourth Term in 49th State House District

Republican Mike Sparks won a fourth term to the state House of Representatives.

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Write-In Candidate Takes an Eagleville Council Seat
Write-In Candidate Takes an Eagleville Council Seat

A write-in candidate will fill a vacant seat on the Eagleville City Council.

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Tracy Re-Elected to State Senate
Tracy Re-Elected to State Senate

State Senator Jim Tracy wins the 14th District seat by nearly 35-thousand votes over Gayle Jordan.

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Election Day Final Preparations Being Made
Election Day Final Preparations Being Made

What is often called the "Super Bowl of Elections" is Tuesday -- the presidential election. Here in Rutherford County, election administrators have been working hard to make sure the county's 49 precincts are prepped and ready to go.

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Watching out for election fraud in Tennessee
Watching out for election fraud in Tennessee

United States Attorney David Rivera announced that Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA's) Henry Leventis and Steve Jordan will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 8, 2016, general elections...

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High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters
High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters

Interest in the November 8th presidential election is very high and the numbers show it. A 74-percent voter turnout is expected in Rutherford County.

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Morrell Announces Re-election Bid for Smyrna Town Council
Morrell Announces Re-election Bid for Smyrna Town Council

Announcing his bid for a third term today, Smyrna Town Council Member Tim Morrell said he wants to continue his work toward improving the quality of life for his fellow residents.

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Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge
Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge

Lisa Eischeid beats eight other opponents to become the new General Sessions Judge, Part Four.

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Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race
Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race

State Representative Mike Sparks easily won the Republican nomination in the state House District 49 race. This despite what he calls negative print media coverage.

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Interviews from Election Night Coverage
Interviews from Election Night Coverage

We have 11 election night interviews you can listen back to from the coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election
Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election

Voter turnout for the August 4th state and federal primary and city/county general election was a dismal 5.86%.

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PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage
PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage

We caught up with many folks during our election coverage. Check out the photos here.

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DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District
DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District

Republican U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais has won re-nomination to another two year term.

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Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race
Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race

Tim Rudd won the approval of Republicans in State House District 34 in a race to determine who replaces Representative Rick Womick.

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Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes
Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes

It was a race to the wire for a Rutherford County Road Board seat. Doug Bodary defeated incumbent Randal "Bubba" Jones by just 39 votes.

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Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board
Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board

Incumbent Jeff Jordan has won election to the Rutherford County School Board, after being appointed to the position two years ago.

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Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council
Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council

Despite an uncontested race for Murfreesboro City Council, there will be a new face on the governing body.

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Four Elected to City School Board
Four Elected to City School Board

Five candidates ran for four seats on the Murfreesboro City School Board. Incumbent chairman of the board Butch Campbell was the top vote getter.

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Lisa Eisheid To Announce Candidacy for New Judge Position
Lisa Eisheid To Announce Candidacy for New Judge Position

Local attorney Lisa Eischeid will announce this week that she will be running in the upcoming August 4th election for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge, Part 4.

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'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
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Who Made the Deadline for August 4th Elections
Who Made the Deadline for August 4th Elections

The deadline has come and gone for those planning to seek office for positions that will be on the August 4th ballot.

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Heavy Voter Turnout on Super Tuesday in RuCo
Heavy Voter Turnout on Super Tuesday in RuCo

Voter turnout for the Presidential Preference Primary in Rutherford County was very high.

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Brooks Retains Road Superintendent Job; Mitchell Unopposed for Property Assessor
Brooks Retains Road Superintendent Job; Mitchell Unopposed for Property Assessor

Rutherford County Road Superintendent Greg Brooks retains his position for four more years, defeating challenger Robert Alsup in the Republican Primary.

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Trump / Clinton Carry Rutherford County & Tennessee
Trump / Clinton Carry Rutherford County & Tennessee

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton closed in on their party's presidential nominations by racking up big wins on Super Tuesday. Rutherford Countians followed suit, by choosing the two frontrunners over the rest of the field.

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Super Tuesday Rutherford County Voting Numbers
Super Tuesday Rutherford County Voting Numbers

Super Tuesday Coverage from NewsRadio WGNS, complete, final election totals, with special reports from the Rutherford County Election Commission and nationally from CBS Radio News.

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Rutherford County and the South is a Political Hotbed
Rutherford County and the South is a Political Hotbed

Election Day for the primaries is March 1, 2016. MTSU Professor of Journalisim Larry Burris weighs in on the political hotbed of the South.

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Are you planning on voting in the upcoming election? Do you think everyone should vote?
Are you planning on voting in the upcoming election? Do you think everyone should vote?

Early voting continues in the presidential preference primary election. Are you planning on voting? Do you think all citizens should vote?

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To vote in the presidential election, you must register by TODAY
To vote in the presidential election, you must register by TODAY

Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley told News Radio WGNS the ballot may be confusing, but poll workers cannot answer questions about the ballot itself...

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Free ride to the Polls on Tuesday
Free ride to the Polls on Tuesday

Need a free ride to the polls to vote on Tuesday in Murfreesboro? Rev. Dwight Ogleton told NewsRadio WGNS...

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Many are early voting in this current elections process
Many are early voting in this current elections process

More than 200,000 Tennesseans have taken advantage of the opportunity to vote early for the Nov. 4 elections.

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Early Voting Begins Wednesday
Early Voting Begins Wednesday

Early voting for the November 4th general election will begin Wednesday and continue through October 30th.

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Election to Determine Councilman Toby Gilley's Replacement
Election to Determine Councilman Toby Gilley's Replacement

It looks as if the Murfreesboro City Council seat, left vacant by Judge-Elect Toby Gilly can be filled by an election November 4th.

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August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote
August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote

The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?

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What Judges were recommended by voting bar association members in Rutherford / Cannon Counties?
What Judges were recommended by voting bar association members in Rutherford / Cannon Counties?

The Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA) released the results of a member poll for the Rutherford and Cannon County August 7, 2014 General Election.

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Election Commission to Set Administrator Candidate Interviews
Election Commission to Set Administrator Candidate Interviews

The Rutherford County Election Commission will meet tonight (Monday) at 5pm to discuss replacing fired Election Administrator Nicole Lester. 

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The short list of those seeking the Rutherford County Election Administrator Position
The short list of those seeking the Rutherford County Election Administrator Position

A total of 13 names have made the list in the job search to replace former Rutherford County Elections Administrator Nichole Lester. The job pays just over $92,000 annually.

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General Sessions Judge McFarlin Announces Re-election Bid
General Sessions Judge McFarlin Announces Re-election Bid

Rutherford County General Sessions Court, Part I Judge Ben Hall McFarlin announced his re-election bid. “I love what I do, and I’m making a difference,” McFarlin said. 

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Voter Turnout Extremely Low
Voter Turnout Extremely Low

Voter turnout in the GOP primary here in Rutherford County was extremely low. In fact, only 2-point-one-three-percent of the county's registered voters took part in the election. The total number of votes cast on Tuesday was 15,074.

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City Cafe Straw Poll tradition continues in Murfreesboro
City Cafe Straw Poll tradition continues in Murfreesboro

The straw poll for the Republican Primary in Rutherford County at the City Café is underway now...

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Election Results for Murfreesboro
Election Results for Murfreesboro

Read the full story from Tuesday night here...

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Election Results for Murfreesboro
Election Results for Murfreesboro

The Rutherford County Election Commission report shows that Shane McFarland won the Mayoral race by a 68.09% margin to Ron Washington holding 31.69% of the votes. 

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Murfreesboro City Election Day Tuesday
Murfreesboro City Election Day Tuesday

Murfreesboro residents are voting for a new mayor, council and city school board. Tuesday is election day. With Mayor Tommy Bragg announcing his retirement, voters will choose between Councilman Shane McFarland and Vice Mayor Ron Washington to lead the city.

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Murfreesboro City Election Results are
Murfreesboro City Election Results are "IN"

The Rutherford County Election Commission report shows that Shane McFarland won the Mayoral race by a 68.09% margin to Ron Washington holding 31.69% of the votes. See the rest...

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Democrats Caucus, Five Selected to Run for Various Offices
Democrats Caucus, Five Selected to Run for Various Offices

Democrats will field five candidates after caucusing over the weekend. The executive committee selected candidates for Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, General Sessions Judge Part III and one of 21 county commission seats. 

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OOPS: Lot's of Newscast on National Networks Talking About ELECTION DAY
OOPS: Lot's of Newscast on National Networks Talking About ELECTION DAY "Yesterday" - Did You Miss The Vote on Tuesday?
You may have heard national newscast on networks like ABC (yesterday) Tuesday…
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Whitesell to Retire
The DNJ reports District Attorney General Bill Whitesell will not seek re-election. The 64-year old says he wants to enjoy some time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
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