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PLAYOFFS: Oakland at Mt. Juliet
PLAYOFFS: Oakland at Mt. Juliet

Oakland travels to Mt. Juliet for the quarterfinal round of the playoffs Friday night on State Farm Prep Football. Hear the game STREAMING at WGNSRadio.com, on our phone apps (free in your phone's app store) and on your Alexa or Google smart speakers (just say "play WGNS".)

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Hurricane Creek Greenway Now Open In La Vergne
Hurricane Creek Greenway Now Open In La Vergne

It's official--the Hurricane Creek Greenway in La Vergne, Tennessee is now open. This weekend's partly cloudy weather with temps in the mid 80s is perfect for a stroll down this beautiful nature setting.

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Investigation and a Photo Leads to Arrests of Arson Suspects
Investigation and a Photo Leads to Arrests of Arson Suspects

The witness quickly took a photograph of the Tahoe and shared the photo with the sheriff's office. Dispatchers sent the photo and information to neighboring law enforcement agencies.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Stewarts Creek
PREVIEW: Siegel at Stewarts Creek

All football teams have questions to answer going into the first prep game of the season. Siegel and Stewarts Creek are no different.

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Office Works to Further Increase Ethical Standards
Rutherford County Property Assessor Office Works to Further Increase Ethical Standards

The "3 Star" program will emphasize employee development and training, internal systems controls, development of ethical standards, transparency and establishment of clearly defined organizational structures.

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Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!
Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!

This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!

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UPDATE: La Vergne Teen Killed Trying to Buy iPhone
UPDATE: La Vergne Teen Killed Trying to Buy iPhone

The La Vergne community continues to deal with the tragic death of 17-year old Yudjy (YOU-gee) Cherubin. He was shot and killed outside a condo in the 2000 block of George Buchanan Drive this week.

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Prep Basketball Tournament Schedules / Brackets
Prep Basketball Tournament Schedules / Brackets

Keep up with the latest prep basketball tournament schedules, updated brackets and more.

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Prep Boys State Basketball Tournament Coverage
Prep Boys State Basketball Tournament Coverage

Click for coverage plans for the Boys State Tournament.

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Region Basketball Semifinals Ahead for 10 Rutherford County Prep Teams
Region Basketball Semifinals Ahead for 10 Rutherford County Prep Teams

Ten of Rutherford County's 11 region prep basketball teams survived elimination over the weekend to advance to this week's semifinals, a win away from the state's Sweet 16, a region championship game and a sectional berth.

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Big Prep & MT Basketball Week
Big Prep & MT Basketball Week

It's a busy week in local sports as prep teams gear up for district tournament play while the Blue Raider teams look to finish out the regular season strong.

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Prep Basketball Tournament Schedules / Brackets
Prep Basketball Tournament Schedules / Brackets

Keep up with the latest prep basketball tournament schedules, updated brackets and more.

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Do You Recognize Him? Call La Vergne Police.
Do You Recognize Him? Call La Vergne Police.

La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in an IDENTIFY THEFT crime at Wal-Mart and several businesses in the northern part of Rutherford County.

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Prep Basketball Tournament Schedules / Brackets
Prep Basketball Tournament Schedules / Brackets

Keep up with the latest prep basketball tournament schedules, updated brackets and more.

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Rutherford County Prep Basketball Composite Schedule (2017-2018)
Rutherford County Prep Basketball Composite Schedule (2017-2018)

Check out the composite schedule for Rutherford County prep basketball teams for the 2017-2018 season.

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Be the Change for Baylor Bramble
Be the Change for Baylor Bramble

Go through your couch cushions, check between your car seats and open your pockets for Baylor Bramble. On Tuesday (December 5th), all Rutherford County Schools are participating in "Be the Change."

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Be the Change for Baylor Bramble
Be the Change for Baylor Bramble

Go through your couch cushions, check between your car seats and open your pockets for Baylor Bramble. On Tuesday (December 5th), all Rutherford County Schools are participating in "Be the Change."

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La Vergne Authorities Looking for Theft Suspects
La Vergne Authorities Looking for Theft Suspects

La Vergne Police are looking for a black male and female, wanted for questioning in a theft investigation.

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Rutherford County Schools CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY
Rutherford County Schools CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY

BULLETIN: All Rutherford County Schools will be CLOSED TODAY... Just in

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Do You Know This Suspect, Call La Vergne PD
Do You Know This Suspect, Call La Vergne PD

The LaVergne Police Department needs help from the public in identifying a suspect seen a month ago on surveillance photos at Walmart in La Vergne.

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RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post
RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post

Check out the roundup of Rutherford County football games, complete with game articles from the Murfreesboro Post staff writers.

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RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post
RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post

Check out the roundup of Rutherford County football games, complete with game articles from the Murfreesboro Post staff writers.

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Congressman DesJarlais visited Feed the Children and HYLA Mobile in La Vergne and Tennessee Oncology in Murfreesboro
Congressman DesJarlais visited Feed the Children and HYLA Mobile in La Vergne and Tennessee Oncology in Murfreesboro

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited Feed the Children's distribution center in La Vergne Wednesday (8/30/17).

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 4th of July Celebration in La Vergne
4th of July Celebration in La Vergne

The City of La Vergne will celebrate Independence Day at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis
Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis

The Riverdale and Stewarts Creek boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals with wins Thursday night.

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Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis
Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis

The Riverdale and Stewarts Creek boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals with wins Thursday night.

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D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)
D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)

Stewarts Creek's boys and Oakland's girls won elimination games in the District 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday night at Blackman.

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D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)
D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)

Stewarts Creek's boys and Oakland's girls won elimination games in the District 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday night at Blackman.

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Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court
Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court

A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.

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La Vergne Lifts Burn Ban
La Vergne Lifts Burn Ban

La Vergne Fire Department has lifted the burn ban. Recent rains have helped with drought conditions in Rutherford County.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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La Vergne Veterans Park Memorial Wall still has room for bricks honoring service members
La Vergne Veterans Park Memorial Wall still has room for bricks honoring service members

If you know of a Tennessean who served or is currently serving, consider honoring them with the purchase of a brick in the La Vergne Veterans Park Memorial Wall for just $25.

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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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Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists
Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists have been announced by the TSSAA and three Rutherford County prep players made the list.

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Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists
Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists have been announced by the TSSAA and three Rutherford County prep players made the list.

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Veterans Memorial Park in LaVergne - Honoring our Hereos
Veterans Memorial Park in LaVergne - Honoring our Hereos

The city has come a long way since then, and La Vergne told WGNS that it is an honor and a privilege to now have a park in La Vergne that represents Tennessee soldiers -- and the city has upheld the name "Veterans Memorial Park" with the utmost respect.

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Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School
Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School

A La Vergne teen is in the hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggen tells NewsRadio WGNS a 14-year old boy suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit around 6:30 this (Monday) morning.

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La Vergne's
La Vergne's "Old Timers Festival" Sept. 17th

This year's theme of the 2016 Old Timers Festival in La Vergne is "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes". This year's event will be on Saturday, September 17th.

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And Miss La Vergne is...
And Miss La Vergne is...

In the end it was Ty'la Barker took home this year's crown as Miss La Vergne. Other winners include: Junior Miss La Vergne...

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Oakland strikes early, shuts out La Vergne 14-0
Oakland strikes early, shuts out La Vergne 14-0

The nightcap of the Rutherford County Jamboree saw Oakland shut out La Vergne 14-0 last Friday night.

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La Vergne Promotes Employee to Assistant City Administrator
La Vergne Promotes Employee to Assistant City Administrator

The city of La Vergne has announced the promotion of Kyle Brown to Assistant City Administrator.

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TONIGHT is
TONIGHT is "National Night Out Against Crime"

Rutherford County is again participating in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, an opportunity for neighbors to meet with law enforcement officer and learn ways to reduce their chances of being victims of crime.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!

National Night Out Against Crime reached thousands of citizens across Rutherford County on Tuesday night.

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National Night Out Softball Game in La Vergne
National Night Out Softball Game in La Vergne

La Vergne Fire Department will attempt to keep their winning streak alive by taking on the La Vergne Police Department once again in the National Night Out softball game.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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La Vergne Lowering Taxes for Residents
La Vergne Lowering Taxes for Residents

For the second year in a row, the city has lowered taxes, an achievement never reached by previous administrations.

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La Vergne Police are investigating a shooting
La Vergne Police are investigating a shooting

Reports indicate a person with multiple gunshot wounds drove a teal colored Ford Expedition to La Vergne Fire station number 2 on Waldron Road seeking help.

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La Vergne Fire Department ISO Rating Could Lower Your Insurance Premium
La Vergne Fire Department ISO Rating Could Lower Your Insurance Premium

La Vergne residents could see a decrease in their homeowner's and commercial property insurance premiums thanks to new initiatives pushed forward by The La Vergne Fire Department.

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Pre-Fireworks Show In La Vergne CANCELLED

Officials in La Vergne have cancelled the live music and family activities before the fireworks display.

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La Vergne Gears Up for Independence Day
La Vergne Gears Up for Independence Day

Mayor Dennis Waldron encourages La Vergne residents to enjoy Independence Day and asks everyone to celebrate responsibly. "We are proud to be Americans every day, not just on the 4th of July.

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Snow Causes Headaches for Local Prep Basketball Teams
Snow Causes Headaches for Local Prep Basketball Teams

While the snow day may have been appreciated by most students and teachers, it has caused headaches for basketball coaches trying to wrap up the regular season in anticipation of tournaments starting next week.

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La Vergne Rite Aid Robbed Tuesday Night
La Vergne Rite Aid Robbed Tuesday Night

On Tuesday night (1/19/16) just before 7:30, the Rite Aid located at 5192 Murfreesboro Road in LaVergne was robbed.

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Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne
Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Advance Auto Parts, Inc. announced Wednesday plans to locate a new Advance Auto Parts distribution center in La Vergne to support the company's continued growth.

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Up to 350 employees to be hired at company in La Vergne
Up to 350 employees to be hired at company in La Vergne

Ty Johnson with Magnus Construction Services (MCS) told WGNS they will be hiring for Sinomax USA in La Vergne.

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Best and
Best and "Most Miserable" Places to Live in Tennessee

The website RoadSnacks compiled data to come up with Tennessee's most miserable cities. Where do Rutherford County cities rank?

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City of La Vergne is hosting a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony
City of La Vergne is hosting a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of La Vergne is hosting a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 11. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the gazebo by City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road.

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Holloway & La Vergne High School Bomb Threats Unfounded
Holloway & La Vergne High School Bomb Threats Unfounded

Holloway and La Vergne High School students were evacuated Monday after bomb threats.

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Smyrna Holds Off La Vergne for 16-13 Win
Smyrna Holds Off La Vergne for 16-13 Win

Smyrna hold off La Vergne to claim another win in the series against their county rival. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. covered the game.

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Smyrna Holds Off La Vergne for 16-13 Win
Smyrna Holds Off La Vergne for 16-13 Win

Smyrna hold off La Vergne to claim another win in the series against their county rival. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. covered the game.

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Jamboree Results
Jamboree Results

Host Stewarts Creek set the tone from the get-go on Friday night against Blackman in the annual Rutherford County Jamboree. Plus, get a recap of all of the games from Sports Editor Monte Hale, Jr. of the Murfreesboro Post and All Sports Talk host.

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La Vergne football taking an 'old school' approach
La Vergne football taking an 'old school' approach

A "buzz" has surrounded La Vergne High School football in the offseason based on how the Wolverines were able to finish the 2014 season. La Vergne defeated Siegel 56-23 in its final regular-season game to earn a No. 7 seed and make the playoffs.

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Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams
Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams

Want to pick the best football game to see on a Friday night this fall? Check out the week by week schedule and broadcasts on NewsRadio WGNS. Games in red will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS (subject to change).

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Congregation to honor emergency responders following fire

The Life of Victory Church is holding a special benefit concert called "Beauty for Ashes" onSunday, May 31 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Faith Life Church in Hickory Hollow Mall.

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LaVergne woman pleads GUILTY to felony charge in Federal Court
LaVergne woman pleads GUILTY to felony charge in Federal Court

Christine Smith, 49, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of possessing counterfeit securities, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis
Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis

Oakland and Siegel boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals.

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Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis
Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis

Oakland and Siegel boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals.

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Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance
Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance

The Siegel girls and Riverdale boys advance after the opening night of the District 7-AAA basketball tournament at Riverdale.

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Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance
Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance

The Siegel girls and Riverdale boys advance after the opening night of the District 7-AAA basketball tournament at Riverdale.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ceremony planned honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in La Vergne
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ceremony planned honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in La Vergne

A remembrance ceremony will be held in the city of La Vergne to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Multipurpose Building behind City Hall.

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La Vergne woman indicted for murder of newborn
La Vergne woman indicted for murder of newborn

Charges of murder, child abuse and child neglect were filed against a La Verge mother on Monday by the Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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La Vergne Tops Best Places for Young Families in RuCo, Smyrna & Murfreesboro Ranked
La Vergne Tops Best Places for Young Families in RuCo, Smyrna & Murfreesboro Ranked

La Vergne has been named the best place for young families to live in Rutherford County, Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.

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La Vergne Church to Open After Codes Issues

The Word of Life Family Worship Center in La Vergne is finally able to occupy their facility. Pastor Wellington Johnson, Sr., tells NewsRadio WGNS they'll hold a ribbon cutting and worship service this Sunday.

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La Vergne Officials
La Vergne Officials "Jailed," Raise Over $11,000

The La Vergne mayor, fire chief, police chief and others were locked up in jail. "Jingle Bail" raised over 11-thousand dollars to purchase food, clothing and toys for children, families and senior citizens in La Vergne for the holidays.

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Prep Football Playoffs Brackets
Prep Football Playoffs Brackets

Seven Rutherford County football teams will be participating in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next Friday night.

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Prep Football Playoffs Brackets
Prep Football Playoffs Brackets

Seven Rutherford County football teams will be participating in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next Friday night.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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League of Women Voters to host La Vergne Candidate Forum

The people wishing to serve as aldermen for La Vergne will have the opportunity to share their vision for the city in an upcoming candidate forum. The League of Women Voters is hosting the forum on October 8 in the Board Room at City Hall.

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State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15
State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15

The Riverdale Warriors score late to put the game away in a district win over La Vergne.

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State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15
State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15

The Riverdale Warriors score late to put the game away in a district win over La Vergne.

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Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7
Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7

Smyrna football continues their streak against La Vergne with a 28-to-7 win at home. Bulldogs sophomore quarterback John Turner, who was 7-of-10 passing for 142 yards, didn't even take a snap before his team was already up 7-nothing.

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Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7
Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7

Smyrna football continues their streak against La Vergne with a 28-to-7 win at home. Bulldogs sophomore quarterback John Turner, who was 7-of-10 passing for 142 yards, didn't even take a snap before his team was already up 7-nothing.

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Smyrna / La Vergne Football Preview
Smyrna / La Vergne Football Preview

The local football seasons begins with "rival week" for area District 7-AAA teams. The regular season kicks off with La Vergne at Smyrna, a huge rival game with north Rutherford County bragging rights on the line.

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City of LaVergne to Honor Martin and Mary Blair for their service to others
City of LaVergne to Honor Martin and Mary Blair for their service to others

Martin and Mary Blair have dedicated a significant part of their lives in the service of other people.

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District 7-AAA Football Schedules
District 7-AAA Football Schedules

Find your favorite District 7-AAA team and view their football schedule.

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La Vergne plans free fireworks show
La Vergne plans free fireworks show

La Vergne plans to celebrate big this year during its fourth annual 4th of July party. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., listen to live music and stay for the spectacular fireworks show at dark.

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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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La Vergne Man Charged With Arson

A man has been arrested in connection with suspected arson at his La Vergne home. 30-year old Eric Sharpe is charged with setting his Forest Ridge Drive on fire late Friday night.

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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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UPDATE: Mumps NOT Confirmed at La Vergne Primary
UPDATE: Mumps NOT Confirmed at La Vergne Primary

MURFREESBORO - Parents at La Vergne Primary School received a notification from Rutherford County Schools that a student there had mumps. Since then, WGNS has learned from Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans the state Department of Health has NOT confirmed a student with mumps.

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Southern Ladies Show and Auction Friday

LA VERGNE - The La Vergne Southern Ladies Show and Auction is being held on Friday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building behind City Hall. The event is hosted by Box 100, the rehab group that supports fire and police at the scene of emergencies.

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La Vergne Accepting Applications for Volunteer Firefighters
La Vergne Accepting Applications for Volunteer Firefighters

The La Vergne Fire Department is opening a volunteer division and is now accepting applications. Some duties will include fire suppression and fire prevention to protect life and property; emergency rescue and basic medical treatment as required; and utilizing various tools and power equipment in rescue operations.

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Technology: LaVergne adds TWO virtual tours on Google Maps
Technology: LaVergne adds TWO virtual tours on Google Maps

Acknowledging the cultural centerpiece of the city and a state-of-the-art emergency facility, the city of La Vergne is featuring the La Vergne Public Library and Fire Station 3 in new 360° virtual tours on Google maps.

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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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Sobriety Checkpoints Announced for Spring Break
Sobriety Checkpoints Announced for Spring Break

The La Vergne Police Department will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Saturday, April 5 through alcohol saturation patrols, as well as conducting sobriety checkpoints.

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Christy-Houston Foundation Donates Funding for La Vergne Playground
Christy-Houston Foundation Donates Funding for La Vergne Playground

The long-awaited playground at Lake Forest Park in La Vergne is being built this year, thanks to a generous donation from the Christy-Houston Foundation.

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La Vergne Auctioning 41 Items on GovDeals
La Vergne Auctioning 41 Items on GovDeals

In one of its biggest auctions to date, the City of La Vergne has placed 41 items – including fire trucks, cars, SUVs, and trucks – up for auction on GovDeals. Bidders will have through Monday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m. to bid on the items 

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Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne
Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne

Chris Chambers has stepped down as the head coach of the La Vergne boys basketball team. The announcement from the school's sports information director said the coach has stepped down to pursue other opportunities at La Vergne High School. 

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Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne
Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne

Chris Chambers has stepped down as the head coach of the La Vergne boys basketball team. The announcement from the school's sports information director said the coach has stepped down to pursue other opportunities at La Vergne High School. 

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Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting
Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting

Blackman and La Vergne met six times on the basketball court this season. Tuesday's game meant the end of the season for one team. Blackman came out strong to ensure it wasn't them. 

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Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting
Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting

Blackman and La Vergne met six times on the basketball court this season. Tuesday's game meant the end of the season for one team. Blackman came out strong to ensure it wasn't them. 

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How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8
How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8

It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. 

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How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8
How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8

It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. 

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D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals
D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals

The Region 4-Triple-A girls quarterfinals were dominated by Rutherford County last (Friday) night.  The Riverdale girls went to Columbia and left no doubt they have more basketball to play. They whipped the Lady Lions 65-47 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals
D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals

The Region 4-Triple-A girls quarterfinals were dominated by Rutherford County last (Friday) night.  The Riverdale girls went to Columbia and left no doubt they have more basketball to play. They whipped the Lady Lions 65-47 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third
Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third

It's a three-peat for the Blackman boys. They handed Siegel their first loss of the year, 80-65, in the District 7-AAA boys championship game. The Blaze built an early lead behind hot shooting and a 1-3-1 zone defense that the Stars struggled against.

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Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third
Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third

It's a three-peat for the Blackman boys. They handed Siegel their first loss of the year, 80-65, in the District 7-AAA boys championship game. The Blaze built an early lead behind hot shooting and a 1-3-1 zone defense that the Stars struggled against.

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LaVergne Bank Robbery - With Photos
LaVergne Bank Robbery - With Photos

A suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money following an armed robbery of the Southeast Financial Credit Union, located at 325 Waldron Rd. in La Vergne Thursday. 

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Drones make their way to La Vergne neighborhoods

The La Vergne Police Department is receiving reports of remote-controlled aerial equipment (drones) operating in city neighborhoods, causing concern for residents.

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Big news out of LaVergne - New Assistant Police Chief Named
Big news out of LaVergne - New Assistant Police Chief Named

Keith Lowery, a 27-year law enforcement officer in Rutherford County, has been selected as the new assistant chief of police of the La Vergne Police Department.

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La Vergne Receives Playground Grant for Lake Forest
La Vergne Receives Playground Grant for Lake Forest

A park in the middle of the biggest subdivision in the state has sat empty for more than 20 years, except for one lonely pavilion next to an old family cemetery. However La Vergne Mayor Senna Mosley hopes that within the next several months, the park will be filled with the sounds of children laughing, families talking, and children of all abilities playing.

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Siegel Sweeps La Vergne, plus other Friday night scores

A strong second half start led the Siegel Stars to a 79-69 win over La Vergne to remain undefeated. Tied at 35, Siegel raced out to a double digit lead before settling for a nine-point third quarter lead.

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Siegel Sweeps La Vergne, plus other Friday night scores
Siegel Sweeps La Vergne, plus other Friday night scores

A strong second half start led the Siegel Stars to a 79-69 win over La Vergne to remain undefeated. Tied at 35, Siegel raced out to a double digit lead before settling for a nine-point third quarter lead.

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Two Arrested for Kidnapping and Assault in La Vergne

A man and a woman are facing serious charges following their arrests Friday by the Criminal Investigation Division of the La Vergne Police Department.  

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4AM Sunday Blaze at La Vergne Home
A fire early Sunday morning in La Vergne, left a Stones River Road home heavily damaged.
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La Vergne Shooting Investigation
Police responded to a report of a shooting at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in La Vergne.  One victim was transported from a Waxman Drive address to Stone Crest Medical Center.
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Food and toy drive underway in La Vergne to help during holidays
Food and toy drive underway in La Vergne to help during holidays
While many people find joy and merriment during the holiday season, it can be the most difficult time of year for people who struggle financially. Through the help of the city, however, dozens of children, their families, and low-income senior citizens are provided meals, clothing, toys, and basic toiletries.
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Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Named Some of the BEST Cities for Job Seekers in Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Named Some of the BEST Cities for Job Seekers in Tennessee
A website called “NerdWallet.com” has named Smyrna, Murfreesboro and LaVergne as some of the best cities for job seekers. 
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La Vergne Residents Get Incorrect Property Tax Bills
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says he learned some of the Lavergne tax statements contained an error. He says they're consulting with Rutherford County Office of Information Technology to determine the source of the issue. 
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La Vergne Host Affordable Care Act Seminars
The City of La Vergne is hosting a seminar designed to educate the uninsured and underinsured population about the Affordable Care Act and to provide enrollment assistance. On Thursday, October 10 two sessions will be offered in the Board Room at City Hall,5093 Murfreesboro Rd.  The free sessions are scheduled at 12:00 noon and at 6:00 p.m.
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So Who Won the Beauty Contest in LaVergne? Let's Take a Look...
So Who Won the Beauty Contest in LaVergne? Let's Take a Look...
The City of La Vergne is proud to announce that Anna Grace Smith was crowned Miss La Vergne 2013 on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Maddie Smith was crowned Junior Miss La Vergne, Sarah Beshara  was crowned Young Miss La Vergne, and  Lyndi Ann Hampton was crowned Little Miss La Vergne.
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UPDATE: Boat Crash Victim Found
The search is over for a missing boat accident victim. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports they recovered the body of 39-year old Harvie Butler of La Vergne this (Monday) morning. 
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National Night Out Against Crime
National Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday. Both Murfreesboro and La Vergne will celebrate this year, with Smyrna holding theirs in October. 
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Sobriety checkpoints scheduled this weekend
The La Vergne Police Department will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints this weekend, August 2 and 3.
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No Strike in Store for Bridgestone Workers in La Vergne
The United Steelworkers union said it has reached new contract agreements with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire.
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Home Invasion Reported at La Vergne Apartment Complex Tuesday Morning
A woman was said to have been held at gunpoint at Cedar Ridge Apartments while intruders ransacked her residence. 
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La Vergne Police Conduct Underage Alcohol Sale Sting

The La Vergne Police Department conducted a city wide underage alcohol sales sting recently that targeted every retail establishment that sells alcohol. Officers from every division in the department participated in the operation last week. 

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TBI Adds Suspect to Top 10 List, Suspect in La Vergne Crimes
TBI Adds Suspect to Top 10 List, Suspect in La Vergne Crimes

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is adding a Nashville man wanted on various charges in Rutherford and Davidson Counties to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list. 

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If You Owe Property Tax Fees in LaVergne and Don't Pay - Your name Could End Up Online For All to See

Tax bills were first mailed on October 1, 2012 and were due February 28, 2013. A second tax notice was sent to delinquent taxpayers on March 1.  

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LaVergne Police Continue Investigation Into Tuesday Home Invasion

A home invasion in LaVergne is being investigated at this time. The incident occurred on Tuesday around 3 in the afternoon.  

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High School Graduations; Central's First Class in 41-Years
For the first time 41 years, Central will graduate a group of seniors. In all, 76 students will walk across the stage Sunday as the first graduates of Central Magnet School. 
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La Vergne vs Oakland (Baseball)
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Jury Convicts Smyrna Man on Felony Drug Charges
A Smyrna man was convicted on felony drug charges on May 2 following a two day jury trial in the Rutherford County Circuit Court. Roy A. Smith, 55, was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges of possession and two felonies that included Possession of Schedule 3 Narcotics for Resale and Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Selling Narcotics.  
 
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La Vergne Crime Rate at Lowest Level in Decade
The official release of the “Crime in Tennessee 2012” Report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed what Police Chief Mike Walker suspected.  The city of La Vergne in 2012 experienced its lowest crime rate in at least a decade. 
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Weekend Flooding, Cleanup Continues
A soggy weekend led to flooding over parts of Rutherford County and leaves behind plenty of cleanup for this week. Those areas prone to flooding certainly saw it. High water signs were out in many locations. 
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La Vergne Home Fire

A La Vergne family is unharmed, but picking up the pieces after an overnight fire. It happened just before four this (Monday) morning on Fergus Road. 
 

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Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Five boys teams competed in region semifinal games and there are two left after last (Tuesday) night's play. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a recap.
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4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
It's boys region semifinals tonight. Bryan Barrett has a preview of tonight's games. 
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Podcast: Oakland vs La Vergne 7-AAA Consolation Game
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LaVergne Police want help in recognizing a suspect accused of credit card fraud
LaVergne Police want help in recognizing a suspect accused of credit card fraud

LaVergne need your help in identifying a man who fraudulently used a credit card.  

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Podcast: Smyrna vs La Vergne Boys Basketball
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Middle School Teams in Sectional Final Four
The T-M-S-Double-A Sectional Tournament continues in Clarksville with plenty of local flavor. This (Thursday) afternoon, the Christiana girls will play Mount Juliet at 4 in the final four.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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Police Recording More Vehicle Break-Ins as we Near Holidays
There have been a rash of car burglaries in the last month in La Vergne and police are warning residents to lock their vehicles.  Since November, police report 15 cars have been broken into. While the majority of the break-ins occur at night, there have also been some morning burglaries.
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