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UPDATE 3-29-20: COVID-19 Cases at 1,537 in Tennessee, Up to 48 in Rutherford Co.
UPDATE 3-29-20: COVID-19 Cases at 1,537 in Tennessee, Up to 48 in Rutherford Co.

Sunday, 3-29-20 Update: The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the positive cases for coronavirus to 1,537 across 72 counties. There are 48 cases reported in Rutherford County and there are several reported in Tennessee numbers but from other states or countries. IMPORTANT: These numbers are updated daily but it takes approximately a week to get test results.

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More On MTSU Student Having Coronavirus
More On MTSU Student Having Coronavirus

More on the coronavirus case at MTSU. The university has been very cautious to self-quarantine and self-isolate potential COVID-19 illness in our community, both on and off campus. The student lived at Scarlett Commons and checked with Student Health Services over spring break where the test returned positive.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Receives Gift
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Receives Gift

Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital thanks Healing Hands International for embodying Middle Tennessee's generous spirit with their donation of medical supplies in this unique time of need.

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Attorney David Whelan Arrested and Jailed
Attorney David Whelan Arrested and Jailed

Murfreesboro attorney David Whelan was charged with aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping of a young teen after an investigation Friday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Siegel High School Kayak Adventure Ends Well
Siegel High School Kayak Adventure Ends Well

Shortly before 2:00 o'clock a person on the Thompson Lane bridge looked below and saw several teens clinging to trees surrounded by the swift waters of the Stones River. They quickly called 911.

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Ram's SPRING Traffic Update--Where To Avoid
Ram's SPRING Traffic Update--Where To Avoid

The 'Boro still has construction and traffic, especially now that Spring has sprung! City Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran advises areas to avoid between today and April 4, 2020.

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While College Is Closed, Red Cross Needs Volunteers
While College Is Closed, Red Cross Needs Volunteers

The American Red Cross is a 90 percent volunteer organization. This volunteer workforce mentality has always been the building blocks of the mission for the Red Cross, and won't change during the time of COVID-19 virus.

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Murfreesboro Expands
Murfreesboro Expands "State of Emergency" Order

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued a renewed order, amending the local 'State of Emergency' for the City of Murfreesboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: Craig Tindall will be on WGNS Tuesday morning (8:10-9:00AM).

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Telling The Truth Is ALWAYS Best!
Telling The Truth Is ALWAYS Best!

Three Rutherford County deputies were isolated after a suspect they arrested told them falsely she had the COVID-19 to avoid jail, said Chief Deputy Keith Lowery of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Murfreesboro
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police Officers assisted with traffic control at a drive-through testing site for the COVID-19. The testing station is at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic at it opened this past Thursday. You can NOT simply drive-up to get the test. You must be referred either after visiting the Rutherford County Health Department or being referred by your local physician.

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Update from the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation
Update from the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation

The foundation reports it is "steadfast in its commitment to our community's most vulnerable populations, as well as our own associates, who have been impacted by recent events."

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Suspension of Statutes to Allow for More Medical Workers in TN during COVID-19 Crisis
Suspension of Statutes to Allow for More Medical Workers in TN during COVID-19 Crisis

Changes approved by the Governor will equal more help in the Volunteer State to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...

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COVID-19: Who Knows if you Test Positive?
COVID-19: Who Knows if you Test Positive?

Rutherford County Public Information Officer Ashley McDonald told WGNS NEWS that if you test positive, your information is not given to the public...

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Gas Prices are falling - Difference in price between Murfreesboro and La Vergne, TN
Gas Prices are falling - Difference in price between Murfreesboro and La Vergne, TN

Some gas stations in Rutherford County are now at $1.61 per gallon as we close out the week (3/23 - 3/27/2020).

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Inactive military training grenade found in yard of Murfreesboro home
Inactive military training grenade found in yard of Murfreesboro home

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Bomb Squad removed what turned out to be an inactive military training hand grenade found in the front yard of a Murfreesboro home late Friday morning, March 27.

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Meals for those in need locally due to COVID-19
Meals for those in need locally due to COVID-19

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Meals 4 Hearts began with sending thousands of meals to Nashville and Cookeville for 12 days following the tornado. Now, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, Jennifer Vannoy, and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...

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State Departments Appeal to Retirees and Masters Program Students to Meet Potential Workforce Needs
State Departments Appeal to Retirees and Masters Program Students to Meet Potential Workforce Needs

The commissioners of Tennessee's Departments of Children's Services (DCS) and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) are asking for individuals who are students who have earned or are pursuing a master's degree or are retired from counseling, clinical therapy, social work, and related fields to consider joining the workforce in the event there are workforce needs caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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EXTENSION: REAL ID in Tennessee - It will now start on 10/1/2021
EXTENSION: REAL ID in Tennessee - It will now start on 10/1/2021

It was determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.

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More Childcare Facilities Needed for workers in the Medical Field or Grocery Stores
More Childcare Facilities Needed for workers in the Medical Field or Grocery Stores

Childcare is a big need right now for those who have children and are working additional hours in grocery stores or in the medical field as schools remain closed. Governor Bill Lee stated...

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Few Stores are Open at Stones River Town Center
Few Stores are Open at Stones River Town Center

Few stores are open at both The Avenue and the Stones River Town Centre, previously known as Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.

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Local Girl Scout Thank's Murfreesboro Police
Local Girl Scout Thank's Murfreesboro Police

The Little Things are Big Things: A local Girl Scout decided that she was going to thank the Murfreesboro Police Officers for keeping our citizens safe.

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Protecting Veterans from COVID-19: Access TVHS Care from Home
Protecting Veterans from COVID-19: Access TVHS Care from Home

The Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) says they are committed to providing high-quality care while keeping Veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Parks OPEN - List of Programs Cancelled
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Parks OPEN - List of Programs Cancelled

WGNS has more news on our local parks in Murfreesboro, highlighting closures and highlighting what is currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Planning / Attending Funerals during COVID-19 Pandemic in Tennessee
Planning / Attending Funerals during COVID-19 Pandemic in Tennessee

During the changing times, multiple businesses are seeing a big change in how everything is done. Funeral homes are one of the businesses that have been hit with an impact that saddens not only the funeral home, but also local families.

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Avoid Cason Lane at Hwy 99--Southbound Closed
Avoid Cason Lane at Hwy 99--Southbound Closed

Southbound traffic on Cason Lane at New Salem Highway (SR 99/Eagleville Highway) begins at 6:00 o'clock Thursday morning (3/26/2020) and continues for over a week, through Saturday (4/4/2020). Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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Rutherford County Non-profits Busy with Efforts to Offer Help
Rutherford County Non-profits Busy with Efforts to Offer Help

Greenhouse Ministries, a local non-profit, is helping hundreds of households with food as more and more people are finding themselves without work.

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Breakfast and / or Lunch Available from Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Schools
Breakfast and / or Lunch Available from Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Schools

Murfreesboro City Schools are working to help keep children fed during this hard time. Spokesperson Lisa Trail told WGNS NEWS...

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Restaurant Business has Changed with COVID-19... Completely
Restaurant Business has Changed with COVID-19... Completely

The changes brought on by COVID-19 are having a huge impact on local businesses, many restaurant owners are turning to new ideas and business models to persevere. Peter Demos, President of Demos' Restaurant based in Murfreesboro, TN said...

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365 Waffle House Locations CLOSED - Rutherford County Locations Open
365 Waffle House Locations CLOSED - Rutherford County Locations Open

Georgia based Waffle House announced Tuesday that it will be closing 365 of their restaurants as COVID-19 cases grow in the United States.

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Contact the Rutherford County Health Department if you THINK you have Coronavirus
Contact the Rutherford County Health Department if you THINK you have Coronavirus

Do not visit the emergency room if you feel that you may have the coronavirus, that is the message from Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron...

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COVID-19: Sewage could back-up / clog due to wipes and papertowels
COVID-19: Sewage could back-up / clog due to wipes and papertowels

MURFREESBORO: "We've had technicians working long hours on our Thompson Lane station trying to unclog the pumps before they cause an overflow upstream. It's important for the public to properly dispose of these items as solid waste."

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REMINDER: The Census Count is being conducted
REMINDER: The Census Count is being conducted

As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.

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State Farm Employees in Murfreesboro and Beyond Continue Working from Home
State Farm Employees in Murfreesboro and Beyond Continue Working from Home

The State Farm Operations Center in Murfreesboro on Memorial Blvd. at DeJarnette Lane continues to be closed to workers and visitors as employees work from home.

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Free grocery distribution this Saturday in Murfreesboro - No Questions Asked
Free grocery distribution this Saturday in Murfreesboro - No Questions Asked

If the head of a household is bringing in $39,000 annually and is married with two children, their weekly take home pay after taxes rings in at $657.05 or $2,628.2‬0 monthly. After one mortgage payment of $950, it drops down to $1,678.20‬ followed by a single car payment of $300 it equals $1,378.2‬0. If you are the only one working and you add into the mix utilities and insurance for your home and auto, you only have $978.20 left each month. This is the scenario many residents are facing. With one week off of work and a skipped paycheck (if your work is paid hourly), the amount falls down to only $321.15 remaining in your bank account. If you have two weeks without work and without pay, your account is suddenly in the negative with no money for food.

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Crime Remains Low in Rutherford County During COVID-19 Situation
Crime Remains Low in Rutherford County During COVID-19 Situation

WGNS continues to follow the crime trends in Rutherford County as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many out of work. The good news, crime is still remaining at a consistent level when compared to weeks previous to the closings of businesses and schools.

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Expiring License Plate Tags and Driver's Licenses now have EXTENSION in Expiration
Expiring License Plate Tags and Driver's Licenses now have EXTENSION in Expiration

The Rutherford County Clerk's office has announced that those who have expired tags will have an extension to purchase the wheel tax sticker and to update their vehicle registration.

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Governor Signs Executive Order 17: Alternative Business Models
Governor Signs Executive Order 17: Alternative Business Models

On Sunday (3/22/2020) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize...

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Murfreesboro State Farm Operations Center Employees gained tools to work from home
Murfreesboro State Farm Operations Center Employees gained tools to work from home

On Sunday (3/23/2020), State Farm Murfreesboro Operations Center employees lined up in their cars to pick up equipment to begin working from home.

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Non-profit Main Street Murfreesboro looking forward to the Future
Non-profit Main Street Murfreesboro looking forward to the Future

Local businesses are feeling the pinch of COVID-19. Business and community non-profits are also being hit, but some of those non-profits are working with local businesses to come up with new ideas.

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Changes in Minors and Adults Visiting the Hospital or Clinic
Changes in Minors and Adults Visiting the Hospital or Clinic

In the case of a minor entering the hospital, one parent (guardian) will be allowed to wait with the child and enter an exam room with the child. Siblings will not be able to enter the emergency room.

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Food Options for those in Need
Food Options for those in Need

For those without food during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are food sources available in Rutherford County.

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Identity Theft in Murfreesboro
Identity Theft in Murfreesboro

Authorities say that the subject of an identity theft investigation is using other people's personal information to make his own ID with his photo on it.

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Congressman Aims to Help Businesses and Families - Paychecks
Congressman Aims to Help Businesses and Families - Paychecks

"This is about your paycheck," Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today in describing a collection of Republican and Democrat senators' ideas that he said will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees...

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Gas Prices in Tennessee are Down 14 Cents
Gas Prices in Tennessee are Down 14 Cents

The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns...

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DAY ONE: First Full Day of restaurants doing take out or delivery only
DAY ONE: First Full Day of restaurants doing take out or delivery only

Shoppers are scarce in Rutherford County as citizens attempt to battle an unseen enemy known as COVID-19. Shopping Centers like The Avenue are ghost towns. But, some retailers continue to push forward, perhaps saving at least a small percentage of hourly employees from being unemployed.

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Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center to Close for 2 Weeks
Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center to Close for 2 Weeks

Recent events, including the COVID-19 health crisis, have created a great strain across all aspects of our society.

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TN Congressman: Politics and COVID-19 Financial Aid Package
TN Congressman: Politics and COVID-19 Financial Aid Package

"This is no time to be running a political campaign," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today on the Senate floor as Democrats block legislation that will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees on payrolls and to relieve Tennesseans..."

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Look At Your Census Letter--RESPOND ON-LINE!
Look At Your Census Letter--RESPOND ON-LINE!

Have you completed your 2020 Census? 16.7 per cent of households have responded! Census letters started arriving in mailboxes last Thursday (May 12, 2020). The initial mailing encourages on-line participation, which takes only a few minutes.

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Ram's Road Forecast Now through March 28
Ram's Road Forecast Now through March 28

Spring weather is a breath of fresh air for the coming week, but with the downturn of motorists that's expected--Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran notes it may be easier going on the roads now through March 28.

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Trial Run at Linebaugh Library
Trial Run at Linebaugh Library

The Rutherford County Library System continues to have a "lock down" on their buildings, but they are offering limited curbside service at Linebaugh only.

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COVID-19 Shuts-Down EARTH DAY on April 25
COVID-19 Shuts-Down EARTH DAY on April 25

The 2020 Earth Day Celebration on the historic Murfreesboro square has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. The popular event was set for Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

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HAZARDOUS WASTE Collection Cancelled
HAZARDOUS WASTE Collection Cancelled

The Household Waste Collection event that was scheduled for the Murfreesboro Public Works Facility on Florence Road has been CANCELLED

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Mayor McFarland Declares Local
Mayor McFarland Declares Local "State of Emergency"

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued an order Saturday, March 21, 2020, declaring a local 'State of Emergency' for the City of Murfreesboro in response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, pandemic. The Order goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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Batey's Farms in Blackman is OPEN
Batey's Farms in Blackman is OPEN

While the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, Tennessee's farms remain an ideal source...

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State Farm Distributes Computers For Employees To Use At Home
State Farm Distributes Computers For Employees To Use At Home

For those driving down Memorial Boulevard on Sunday, many have wondered about the big tent, trailers and line of cars in the parking lot at State Farm Insurance. The insurance firm had a drive-through so employees could pick-up special computers for working at home.

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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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UPDATE: Governor announced state funding for needed services
UPDATE: Governor announced state funding for needed services

Rutherford County was sitting at 1 confirmed case at last report, but confirmations being released by the Tennessee Health Department to the media have slowed greatly.

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Local Help Available during the COVID-19 Crisis in Tennessee
Local Help Available during the COVID-19 Crisis in Tennessee

Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews.

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Hospital Related Policy Changes due to COVID-19 (Rutherford County and Ascension Saint Thomas Facilities)
Hospital Related Policy Changes due to COVID-19 (Rutherford County and Ascension Saint Thomas Facilities)

"Ascension Saint Thomas Facility Visitation & Associate Screening Policies As part of a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ascension Saint Thomas has evaluated our visitor policies..."

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UPDATE: More Feeding Sites Open as Income Slows
UPDATE: More Feeding Sites Open as Income Slows

As income slows, more feeding sites are being opened. Murfreesboro City Schools Director Dr. Linda Gilbert stated...

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Massive downturn in business for Rutherford County and the United States
Massive downturn in business for Rutherford County and the United States

The changes are having a huge negative impact on local businesses all around the state and country. One local business owner is asking for citizens to contact their congressman.

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Community Helpers Offers COVID-19 Loans
Community Helpers Offers COVID-19 Loans

Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020.

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CENSUS Count Continues  -  Check Mail for Forms
CENSUS Count Continues - Check Mail for Forms

As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.

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COVID-19 CHANGES: Do Not Visit Murfreesboro Police Headquarters for Non-Emergency Reports
COVID-19 CHANGES: Do Not Visit Murfreesboro Police Headquarters for Non-Emergency Reports

Authorities made changes to lower the number of persons in the police station as a result of the COVID-19 crisis currently underway.

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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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Mayor Talks To City At Council Meeting
Mayor Talks To City At Council Meeting

The Murfreesboro City Council convened Thursday evening in council chambers. Mayor Shane McFarland started the meeting with his feelings on the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

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Unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations due to Coronavirus Outbreak
Unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations due to Coronavirus Outbreak

To date (as of March 18, 2020), over 4,500 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled...

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Rutherford County forced to make Changes with COVID-19
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Rutherford County forced to make Changes with COVID-19

The local center will be implementing a temporary remote (work from home) strategy and adjusting their direct services support model, so that they may continue to provide vital healing and protective services to the Rutherford County community. However, in-person services will continue to be available with social distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6 feet between office personnel and clients.

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"Live" Theatres Postpone Productions

Several live performances have been postponed at area theatres due to health concerns related to the coronavirus.

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State Farm announces Changes - Includes Large Murfreesboro Operations Center
State Farm announces Changes - Includes Large Murfreesboro Operations Center

State Farm told WGNS NEWS, "We can confirm that an employee who works in our Murfreesboro facility has been diagnosed with the COVID-19.

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MESSAGE FROM Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
MESSAGE FROM Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Right now MMC reports they know of no antiviral treatment for COVID-19*.

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Drinking Supply in Rutherford County Area - UPDATE
Drinking Supply in Rutherford County Area - UPDATE

"With regard to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control have noted that chlorine (used by our plant daily) is effective in eliminating the virus through the disinfection process for drinking water supplies..."

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Small Glimpse of Multiple Changes in Rutherford County due to Coronavirus
Small Glimpse of Multiple Changes in Rutherford County due to Coronavirus

UPDATE:The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee told WGNS they are trying to determine how they will conduct their free legal clinic in Rutherford county.At this point, the answer as to how they will move forward with that event and others is unclear. The organization stated, "The COVID-19 pandemic has called into focus a need...

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STATE OF TN: COVID-19 Unemployment Resources
STATE OF TN: COVID-19 Unemployment Resources

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

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Governor highlights schools closing / reopening and that the Cornavirus can go undetected for days
Governor highlights schools closing / reopening and that the Cornavirus can go undetected for days

The date as to when schools across the state of Tennessee will reopen is a floating date that could change. Governor Bill Lee said that the situation will be examined on March 31, 2020...

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Middle TN and Murfreesboro Electric to CLOSE Offices to Walk-in Traffic - Past due accounts won't be shut off
Middle TN and Murfreesboro Electric to CLOSE Offices to Walk-in Traffic - Past due accounts won't be shut off

To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, local electric departments will close their offices to walk-in traffic starting Thursday. In addition to the the lobby being closed, those who are trying to make ends meet with food, or the loss of a job - won't have to worry about their electricity being shutoff. Past due accounts will not be shut off during this period of time.

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Comorbidity and COVID-19 in Rutherford County and Far Beyond
Comorbidity and COVID-19 in Rutherford County and Far Beyond

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, it is key to remember that certain groups of people are more susceptible to the lethal side of the virus. Specifically, those with co-morbid conditions.

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BUSINESS: Several Local Bank's closing lobbies during COVID-19 Situation
BUSINESS: Several Local Bank's closing lobbies during COVID-19 Situation

"Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 we will be temporarily suspending our branch lobby hours and remain open as drive thru only until further notice."

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Rape Case ends with Sexual Battery Conviction in Murfreesboro
Rape Case ends with Sexual Battery Conviction in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man originally charged with rape has now been convicted in a Rutherford County courtroom.

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M'boro Electric Holding Off on Meter Shut Down, Cruise Ships Disembarking and a Vaccine for COVID-19
M'boro Electric Holding Off on Meter Shut Down, Cruise Ships Disembarking and a Vaccine for COVID-19

In Murfreesboro, the local electric provider is putting a halt on shutting off electric meters so that those unable to get out with weakened immune systems can stay healthy. WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric on Tuesday (3/17/2020)...

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UPDATE: Parks and Rec Department in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Parks and Rec Department in Murfreesboro

The following Murfreesboro Parks and Rec facilities are closed March 16 - April 3, 2020...

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Fraud Case: MPD Ask if You Recognize Suspect
Fraud Case: MPD Ask if You Recognize Suspect

A case of fraud is under investigation in Murfreesboro and authorities are trying to identify a man photographed on an in store surveillance camera.

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County Schools asking for students to refrain from meeting, hanging out in groups
County Schools asking for students to refrain from meeting, hanging out in groups

The schools are asking that children in all grades don't hang out together or visit with one another...

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Problems that impact the male anatomy
Problems that impact the male anatomy

Dr. Kevin Billups with The Billups Center talks with WGNS' Penny Ray about the idea of men leading a better life outside of depression, high blood pressure, heart issues and problems that impact the male anatomy...

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CANCELED: Sobriety Checkpoint 10PM This Coming Tuesday
CANCELED: Sobriety Checkpoint 10PM This Coming Tuesday

The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force has canceled the St. Patrick's Day sobriety checkpoint at 10 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 on Rutherford Boulevard.

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Tennessee Valley Invites Women to Continue Making History with VA
Tennessee Valley Invites Women to Continue Making History with VA

The TN Valley Healthcare System is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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BUSINESS: Award Winning Dermatology Group Opening New Location in Thompson Station
BUSINESS: Award Winning Dermatology Group Opening New Location in Thompson Station

They currently have two offices in Murfreesboro, one in Smyrna and now in Thompson Station, TN.

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See some of the numbers Americans are really looking at
See some of the numbers Americans are really looking at

COVID-19: Above graphic, by the numbers. In the world, only 0.0019755115171793% of the Global Population actually has the Coronavirus.

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Transportation is a Top Priority for Murfreesboro
Transportation is a Top Priority for Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland recently talked to WGNS News about the Capital Improvement Plan for the city and noted that transportation is a top priority...

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Rutherford County Schools to remain CLOSED until Friday, April 3, 2020
Rutherford County Schools to remain CLOSED until Friday, April 3, 2020

Rutherford County Schools will remain closed until Friday, April 3, 2020. County Schools Spokesperson James Evans stated...

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Gas Prices Dropping in TN
Gas Prices Dropping in TN

The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns about COVID-19 and has dropped 12 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.04 which is nearly 17 cents less than one month ago and 31 cents less than one year ago.

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Grocery Stores, Court System, Graphs by Age Groups with Coronavirus in TN - PHOTOS
Grocery Stores, Court System, Graphs by Age Groups with Coronavirus in TN - PHOTOS

Grocery stores are seeing large crowds making unusually large purchases of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Some items are being limited to three per customer while other items are not being limited. We are also seeing the courts limit in-person proceedings when able to do so, which is also a big change.

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MPD Needs Your Help--Recognize These People?
MPD Needs Your Help--Recognize These People?

The Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying these suspects wanted in connection with stealing items from the OUTREACH THRIFT STORE'S donation box.

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Eddie George Dinner Moved To June 18, 2020
Eddie George Dinner Moved To June 18, 2020

The date when football great Eddie George comes to Murfreesboro has been changed to on Thursday night, June 18th, for a 5:30-8:30PM dinner and talk in the beautiful ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building. Eddie is the honored guest and speaker at fifth annual "LEAVE A LEGACY", a fundraiser that benefits Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity.

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All 5 Rutherford County Library System Branches Closed
All 5 Rutherford County Library System Branches Closed

All branches of the Rutherford County Library System are closed through March 21, 2020 in effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Visitation Policy at Adult Detention Center
Coronavirus Visitation Policy at Adult Detention Center

As a precaution against the COVID-19 virus, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and Adult Detention Center are implementing measures to protect citizens and inmates, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Public video visits at the Adult Detention Center are cancelled until April 1st, however, attorney visitation using the video system is allowed.

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TN Wars Commission Helps SRNB Acquire More Land
TN Wars Commission Helps SRNB Acquire More Land

The Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Wars Commission announce the awarding of over $900,000 in matching grants through the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund. That includes the continued funding for the largest land acquisition for Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield.

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Wet Roads Create Construction Challenges Ahead
Wet Roads Create Construction Challenges Ahead

Periods of rain scattered daily over the next week will create challenges to Murfreesboro motorists when tied to construction jobs. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran told WGNS where to avoid between now and March 21, 2020.

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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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CONGRESSIONAL HEARING: An Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. Is Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus
CONGRESSIONAL HEARING: An Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. Is Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Senate Health Committee will hold its second committee hearing on the federal government's response to the coronavirus.

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10th Year For BALD IN THE BORO
10th Year For BALD IN THE BORO

Bald In The Boro celebrated a milestone on Friday, it was the tenth annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research. The event took place at Lanes, Train and Automobiles, 450 Butler Drive.

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10th Annual Bald in the Boro St. Baldrick's Event to  Benefit Childhood Cancer Research
10th Annual Bald in the Boro St. Baldrick's Event to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. Those who do survive often suffer long-term effects from treatment too harsh for their...

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MPD: Do You Recognize this Suspect?
MPD: Do You Recognize this Suspect?

According to authorities, the suspect stole chainsaws and tool-kits from Walmart on Old Fort Parkway. The man went as far as placing them in a shopping cart and then pushed the cart next to the doors to set up a quick exit.

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Man arrested for arson, accused of setting fire outside business
Man arrested for arson, accused of setting fire outside business

A man is facing arson charges after intentionally setting a fire outside a business on Medical Center Pkwy. in Murfreesboro, Tuesday, March 10.

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Sobriety Checkpoint announced for Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint announced for Murfreesboro

The checkpoint will be near the intersection of Broad Street and South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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Rezoning and More to be discussed with Murfreesboro City Council
Rezoning and More to be discussed with Murfreesboro City Council

Rezone approximately 14.55 acres located west of New Salem Highway and Warrior Drive...

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Murfreesboro Attorney
Murfreesboro Attorney "Jack" Mitchell Announces Run for Judge

Murfreesboro native and attorney John G. "Jack" Mitchell III announced today that he is a candidate for Circuit Court Judge of the 16th Judicial District, which encompasses Rutherford and Cannon counties

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FREE 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Rutherford County
FREE 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Rutherford County

"This collection event is only held in our county twice a year," said Rutherford County Solid Waste Director Mac Nolen. "That is why it is important to take advantage of the opportunity to do a little 'Spring Cleaning'."

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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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City Considering Ambulance Service
City Considering Ambulance Service

The Murfreesboro City Council attended a two-plus hour workshop session starting at 11:30 Wednesday morning in the Community Room of the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters on North Highland Avenue. The city is considering ambulance service, in an effort to reduce emergency arrival time.

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BUSINESS: 1 year Anniversary/Ribbon Cutting for the UPS Store in Murfreesboro

Starting March 20th through April 1st, The UPS Store®, located at 2018 Medical Center Parkway, Suite B in Murfreesboro, will be celebrating its first-year anniversary.

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12th Annual
12th Annual "FREE Trees for Streams" in Murfreesboro

Rutherford County Stormwater, City of Murfreesboro, and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are gearing up for the 12th Annual "FREE Trees for Streams" event which places free trees in the hands of property owners near streams.

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Rutherford County has played a large role in helping those impacted by March 3rd Tornadoes
Rutherford County has played a large role in helping those impacted by March 3rd Tornadoes

Some of the help from our area came in the form of water bottles, clothing, financial aid and even help from first responders and the electric department.

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New School Proposal and School Additions in Rutherford County
New School Proposal and School Additions in Rutherford County

A request for funding to add new schools to the Rutherford County education system is a top priority as the community continues to grow. Trey Lee with Rutherford County Schools stated...

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Roots Art Exhibit Showcases Rutherford County Youth Talent
Roots Art Exhibit Showcases Rutherford County Youth Talent

In celebration of Youth Art Month, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center staff invites the public to "The Roots Exhibit" featuring over 500 pieces of art created by students ages 5-18 in Rutherford County. The exhibit runs through March 31.

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Performance artist brings trombone truth of 'Aletheia' to MTSU March 16-17
Performance artist brings trombone truth of 'Aletheia' to MTSU March 16-17

Internationally recognized trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will visit MTSU March 16-17...

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UPDATE On Middle Tennessee Tornado Destruction
UPDATE On Middle Tennessee Tornado Destruction

UPDATE: As of Sunday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health says that deaths caused by the tornado specifically have remained at 24.

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In Your Mailbox: CENSUS 2020 Information This Week
In Your Mailbox: CENSUS 2020 Information This Week

Rutherford County residents should receive an invitation to complete the U.S. Census on or about March 12th this week.

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EPA Water Rule to Help Farms in Rutherford County and Beyond
EPA Water Rule to Help Farms in Rutherford County and Beyond

This clarification comes after some farmers in Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Cannon Counties voiced their concerns about the unfair impact they felt this would have had on their ponds and even on some of the streams that travel through their farmlands.

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Murfreesboro City School Teachers Receive Gifted Endorsement
Murfreesboro City School Teachers Receive Gifted Endorsement

Twenty-seven teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on March 7 after completing the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and MCS Gifted Academy. Since its inception in 2015, 167 teachers have graduated from the academy.

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UPDATE: Rutherford's Ready For Tip-Off
UPDATE: Rutherford's Ready For Tip-Off

The 2020 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships is this week at Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The TSSAA High School Basketball Championships have been held in Murfreesboro since 1973.

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Public Meeting On Downtown Mixed Use Development
Public Meeting On Downtown Mixed Use Development

Around 150 residents were at Monday (3/9/2020) night's Town Hall Meeting to learn more about the massive downtown project where the Methodist church once was located. The meeting was held across the street in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church.

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Linebaugh Library Local Author Event March 21
Linebaugh Library Local Author Event March 21

Dr. Ayne Cantrell will be at the Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine Street, for a book signing and local author talk on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00AM until 1:00PM. She will sign copies of her recently released work, Tennessee Women for the Vote: A Suffrage Play, 1920, published by the Women's Equity Foundation in 2019.

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Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets Tuesday
Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets Tuesday

The public is invited to attend the March meeting of the Rutherford Arts Alliance at 5:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening. It will be held at the Middle Tennessee Museum for Natural History: Earth Experience! (816 Old Salem Rd.).

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Welcome TSSAA Basketball Championships
Welcome TSSAA Basketball Championships

It's TSSAA high school basketball tournament time in Middle Tennessee, and MTSU once again is making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its guests and neighbors.

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Downtown Public Meeting 6PM Monday Night
Downtown Public Meeting 6PM Monday Night

A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for 6:00 o'clock Monday night to learn more about the development of the square block of downtown property where the Methodist church was previously located. It will be at First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Spring Street, adjacent to the development.

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2020 Special Kids Race Hosted 2,900+ Runners
2020 Special Kids Race Hosted 2,900+ Runners

The 9th Annual Special Kids Race was held Saturday morning at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Reenactors from the Stones River National Battlefield started each race by firing Civil War muskets for the more than 2,900 runners in the 15, 10K, 5K and family fun runs.

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Habitat's International Women Build
Habitat's International Women Build

On Saturday Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity kicked-off International Women Build Week with construction of all wall panels for a home that will be located in the new Legacy Point subdivision off Twin Oak Drive.

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Mindful Care April Bash At Hop Springs
Mindful Care April Bash At Hop Springs

The Mindful Care Spring Bash Benefit will take place Thursday, April 16, at Hop Springs, located at 6670 John Bragg Highway. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music, appetizers and door prizes. Your registration with Eventbrite will earn you one free beer ticket!

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"Twixt and Tween" Seasons Brings Challenges

It's still "twixt and tween" the seasons as Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran uses computer samples to forecast construction areas for Murfreesboro motorists to avoid between now and March 14, 2020.

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14 Companies Seeking 200 Employees Tuesday
14 Companies Seeking 200 Employees Tuesday

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. will host a job fair from 10:00AM to 1:00PM this coming Tuesday (3/10/2020). Fourteen employers seeking to fill more than 200 positions in Rutherford, Davidson, Wilson and Cannon counties.

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Veterans Health Administration  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Veterans Health Administration Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services...

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ALLEGED
ALLEGED "HIT LIST" Note Found at Christiana Middle School in Murfreesboro

A note found at Christiana Middle School in Murfreesboro on Highway 231 South was alleged to contain a "Hit List" with names on it. The note was reportedly found on the floor at the school and turned into the school principal Friday morning (3/6/2020).

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MTSU students gain knowledge about pursuing FBI jobs
MTSU students gain knowledge about pursuing FBI jobs

About 70 MTSU students attended the session as Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller wanted them to have the opportunity to meet with nearly 10 Federal Bureau of Investigation representatives Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Keathley University Center.

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Suspect accused of Stabbing Roommate - Wanted by Police
Suspect accused of Stabbing Roommate - Wanted by Police

61-Year-old Antonio Saenz Aguilar is accused of aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a male roommate on February 24, 2020.

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Special Kids Collecting Goods for Tennessee Storm Victims Ahead of 2020 Race
Special Kids Collecting Goods for Tennessee Storm Victims Ahead of 2020 Race

In an effort to assist with recovery efforts throughout the state of Tennessee following the deadly storms of March 3, 2020, Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is calling on the help of participants in the 9th Annual Special Kids Race.

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You can soon go Fishing at the Farmers Market
You can soon go Fishing at the Farmers Market

Fishing at the Farmer's Market will take place each Friday in the large pond next to the Lane Agri Park - starting the first Friday in May and continuing until the last Friday in October.

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Woodbury, TN Man Charged in July 2019 Murder
Woodbury, TN Man Charged in July 2019 Murder

At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, on July 12, 2019, TBI Special Agents responded to a home on Sunny Slope Drive in Woodbury...

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Rutherford County Mayor calls for Special Meeting on Discussing Coronavirus
Rutherford County Mayor calls for Special Meeting on Discussing Coronavirus

Upon Governor Bill Lee delivering the news of the first COVID-19 case in Tennessee, Mayor Bill Ketron reached out to Rutherford County leaders, officials from other municipalities within the County, public safety...

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Announcing Tip Your Waiter, a 16th annual luncheon event
Announcing Tip Your Waiter, a 16th annual luncheon event

You don't want to miss the anticipated 16th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.

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Rutherford County Residents - CENSUS Forms to Arrive at Homes Next Week
Rutherford County Residents - CENSUS Forms to Arrive at Homes Next Week

Door to door census workers may prove to be more effective in Rutherford County than the initial mail-out survey. June Iljana (ILL-jan-ah), Tennessee Media Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Super Tuesday Election Results 3.3.20 - UPDATED
Super Tuesday Election Results 3.3.20 - UPDATED

SUPER TUESDAY in Rutherford County, TN attracted 22.56 per cent of the registered voters. On election day a total of 25,281 persons voted, and 14,126 individuals took advantage of early voting. That means the early and election day totals was 39,407 of the 174,647 total number of registered voters here.

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Greenhouse Ministries Closer to Goal of Building a New Office, Storefront and Residence
Greenhouse Ministries Closer to Goal of Building a New Office, Storefront and Residence

Greenhouse Ministries is working to move closer towards their goal of building a new structure that includes studio sized apartments for segments of our homeless community above their office.

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Shoplifting in Murfreesboro is Getting Pricey
Shoplifting in Murfreesboro is Getting Pricey

A man was caught ripping open a cardboard display box that contained a BB gun inside a local sports store. Instead of putting the gun back into the box, the man stuffed the BB gun into his pants

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DUI arrest after a hit and run in a restaurant parking lot
DUI arrest after a hit and run in a restaurant parking lot

A possible fight summoned Murfreesboro's finest to the Camino Real on Rideout Lane in Murfreesboro last month. Once on the scene, no fight was to be found. But, police did spot a Honda Civic with substantial rear end damage.

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Identity Theft is Never a Good Thing
Identity Theft is Never a Good Thing

Imagine being turned down for a loan due to someone stealing your identity? Worse yet is being turned down for an apartment because you are told you already have an apartment!

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UPDATE: Operation Red Light Runners
UPDATE: Operation Red Light Runners

Fifteen drivers were cited for ignoring traffic lights Thursday during Operation Red Light Runners sponsored by the Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force.

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SIMPLY PURE SWEETS 4th Anniversary and New Location
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS 4th Anniversary and New Location

You've heard about SIMPLY PURE SWEETS on the WGNS' Birthday Club, they just had a ribbon cutting for their new location at 128 N. Church Street (east side of Murfreesboro square). The celebration was not only for the new location, but for their fourth anniversary as well.

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SE'YA Book Festival at MTSU March 12-14
SE'YA Book Festival at MTSU March 12-14

The Southeast Young Adult Book Festival is coming to MTSU on March 12-14, 2020. It will be held in the Student Union Building at 1768 MTSU Boulevard. SEYA's Treasurer Barb Collie told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that students would be able to talk with 46 authors as well as take some writing courses.

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Senator Alexander: Bipartisan Energy Legislation Gives Big Boost to Advanced Nuclear Reactors
Senator Alexander: Bipartisan Energy Legislation Gives Big Boost to Advanced Nuclear Reactors

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday released the following statement after the Senate voted 84-3 to begin consideration of a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill that would help lower energy costs and unleash an abundance of clean, cheap, reliable energy.

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New Trial Approved for Female Accused of Rape in Rutherford County
New Trial Approved for Female Accused of Rape in Rutherford County

There has been a turn of events for a woman convicted on charges that included the rape of her son in Rutherford County between 1999 and 2003.

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Car Vs. Pedestrian in Murfreesboro, TN
Car Vs. Pedestrian in Murfreesboro, TN

Around 12:15 on Tuesday afternoon, a motorist struck a pedestrian on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Emergency Workers Helping Neighbors in Nearby Counties hit by Tornadoes
Murfreesboro Emergency Workers Helping Neighbors in Nearby Counties hit by Tornadoes

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) responded for mutual aid in the aftermath...

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MTSU, Predators 'The General's Fund' partnership  will support Daniels Veterans Center
MTSU, Predators 'The General's Fund' partnership will support Daniels Veterans Center

The Nashville Predators stepped forward Monday to raise money and awareness for Middle Tennessee State University student veterans in distress and whose educational benefits have either expired or have been exhausted.

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DUI Cases Increases, but not always Alcohol DUI Cases
DUI Cases Increases, but not always Alcohol DUI Cases

Over the years law enforcement in Murfreesboro and throughout the state have seen an increase in the different types of DUI arrests that are being made.

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New Approach to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Tennessee
New Approach to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Tennessee

The opioid epidemic that is ravaging the nation is carving a particularly destructive path in rural communities in Tennessee, which has the third-highest per capita rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions in the country.

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Colorectal Cancer Survivor Models Life with Ostomy Bag
Colorectal Cancer Survivor Models Life with Ostomy Bag

Kim was just 50 when she was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2018. Her treatment team consisted of Dr. Brian Lee of Saint Thomas Cancer Care and Dr. Victor Gian of Tennessee Oncology.

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JOEY PEAY To Receive Red Cross'
JOEY PEAY To Receive Red Cross' "Hero Award"

Past Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chairman and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's CEO Joey Peay is being honored with the "HERO AWARD" at a breakfast, 7:30AM Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.

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Most Women wearing the Wrong Bra
Most Women wearing the Wrong Bra

Reports indicate 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra: Rutherford County is made up of active individuals who enjoy running, walking, working and exercising in general. But, did you realize that the majority of active women are not wearing the correct bra to properly support them?

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"Mule Kicker" Gets MORE CHARGES

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that sixteen additional charges were filed against the "mule-kicker" suspect after video showed him allegedly kicking in store doors with the back of his legs.

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Weather Yo-Yo Impacts Construction and Traffic
Weather Yo-Yo Impacts Construction and Traffic

The weather yo-yo continues in the Heart of Tennessee, and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns of areas motorists may wish to avoid between today and March 7, 2020.

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Getting Closer To Plans For
Getting Closer To Plans For "After Middle Point"

With the Middle Point Landfill nearing capacity, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS that work continues to find the best way to take care of the waste from local residents and businesses.

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640,958 hours of Pro Bono Attorney Work to those Unable to Afford it in Tennessee
640,958 hours of Pro Bono Attorney Work to those Unable to Afford it in Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report detailing the pro bono legal service reported by attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, legal service providers, mediators, and other organizations.

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New office studios and co-working space to open at Fountains at Gateway
New office studios and co-working space to open at Fountains at Gateway

Hearthstone Properties has launched Studio at Fountains, a new Class A workspace model of small, fully furnished, private offices and shared co-working amenities designed for individuals, small teams and fast-growing companies.

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Siegel High School Choral Department to Perform Les Miserables School Edition
Siegel High School Choral Department to Perform Les Miserables School Edition

Siegel High School's Choral Department will be presenting Les Miserables School Edition this March 19-23 in the Siegel Theater.

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Man Convicted of Kidnapping in Rutherford County to Remain in Prison
Man Convicted of Kidnapping in Rutherford County to Remain in Prison

A man who plead guilty to especially aggravated kidnapping, arson, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted first degree murder based on offenses committed against his stepmother in Rutherford County, has petitioned the courts for post conviction relief.

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Rutherford County Man Argues his Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender
Rutherford County Man Argues his Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender

A Murfreesboro man who claims "He does not belong on the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry" has asked the courts to see his argument.

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Suspect allegedly broke into Murfreesboro home, ate a PopTart and took a shower
Suspect allegedly broke into Murfreesboro home, ate a PopTart and took a shower

A man who made himself at home after breaking into a residence in Murfreesboro six-months ago, has...

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UPDATE: Murder of Danny Wright Scheduled for March Court Date
UPDATE: Murder of Danny Wright Scheduled for March Court Date

The August 2014 murder of Danny Wright in Smyrna will soon be in court after an arrest was made this past December.

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Sex Offender Convicted in Murfreesboro DENIED Post Conviction Relief, Again
Sex Offender Convicted in Murfreesboro DENIED Post Conviction Relief, Again

You may recall the name Matthew Whitehair from past news stories... he was the man convicted on one count of simple assault, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sexual battery, five counts of attempted incest, one count of incest, one count of statutory rape by an authority figure, and one count of sexual battery by an authority figure

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Phone Scam Striking Rutherford County and Beyond
Phone Scam Striking Rutherford County and Beyond

The latest phone scam being received by local residents shows the intended victim receives a call from someone claiming to be with Apple Support, suggesting that there is an issue with their account.

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Helping to treat Depression and Anxiety Issues in Men
Helping to treat Depression and Anxiety Issues in Men

Dr. Kevin Billups tells WGNS' Penny Ray that he can help correct male problems and give men their sexual function back. When you correct the sexual health problem, you often fix depression and anxiety issues...

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RCS Not Budging On Returning Walter Hill Educators
RCS Not Budging On Returning Walter Hill Educators

"Because of an influx of speculation involving the suspension of two employees at Walter Hill Elementary School, Rutherford County Schools wishes to provide an update regarding the current status of the situation." The attorney representing suspended principal says, "The family is nothing less than shocked and appalled".

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Family SHOCKED By RCS' Response
Family SHOCKED By RCS' Response

The family of suspended Walter Hill Elementary School Principal Helen Campbell is "shocked and appalled" at the response from Director Bill Spurlock and Rutherford County Schools.

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911 Emergency Dispatchers Learning T-CPR
911 Emergency Dispatchers Learning T-CPR

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron presented a proclamation to the American Heart Association stating that all 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers will be required to be trained in Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (T-CPR).

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County Mayor FOR Returning Walter Hill Teachers To Jobs and Payng Past Wages
County Mayor FOR Returning Walter Hill Teachers To Jobs and Payng Past Wages

Now that the courts have dismissed the case against two Walter Hill Elementary School educators, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said the educator's past pay and jobs should be returned. However, Rutherford County Schools announced that they are keeping the educators on suspension.

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Living Legacy at MTCS
Living Legacy at MTCS

On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis departed from San Francisco for the American B-29 base on Tinian island with a top-secret cargo that would ultimately put an end to World War II...

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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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Day of Hope to Inspire Hope in Rutherford County Residents or Families Struggling with Drug Use
Day of Hope to Inspire Hope in Rutherford County Residents or Families Struggling with Drug Use

Day of Hope is being held to inspire hope in those struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges, their families, and their communities.

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Upcoming concert at MTSU Features Local Student Talent
Upcoming concert at MTSU Features Local Student Talent

MTSU student William Duke talks about the music program at the university that helps him excel...

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Arrest made in Ramming of a Murfreesboro Police Car occured and more
Arrest made in Ramming of a Murfreesboro Police Car occured and more

32 Year old Christopher Nathan Thomas of Morgan Road in Eagleville, was charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, felony evading arrest, evading arrest, vandalism and driving on a suspended license.

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Traffic Enforcement Impacted Business
Traffic Enforcement Impacted Business

And then there was the local business that had so many vehicles lined-up in their parking lot and police at the entrances, that customers attempting to pull-in, drove past instead.

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760 out of 860 Communities have a Public Protection Classification of 4 or Higher - Murfreesboro has an ISO of 2
760 out of 860 Communities have a Public Protection Classification of 4 or Higher - Murfreesboro has an ISO of 2

ISO Ratings are number classifications assigned to fire departments across the state that rate the public's protection in the case of fires. The lower the rating, the better equipped and the faster a department can respond.

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REMINDER: Register Now for the Special Kids Race
REMINDER: Register Now for the Special Kids Race

The annual Special Kids Race will be here before you know it. The fundraiser helps to fund therapist who provide services to special need children, often from families on a fixed income.

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State Rep. Charlie Baum appointed Deputy Whip
State Rep. Charlie Baum appointed Deputy Whip

House Majority Whip Johnny Garrett, R-Goodlettsville, today named State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, to fill one of six Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus...

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Rutherford County Employees Package Over 50,000 Meals Saturday to Tackle Hunger Issues Locally
Rutherford County Employees Package Over 50,000 Meals Saturday to Tackle Hunger Issues Locally

Around 250 Rutherford County employees and their families packaged 51,250 meals on Saturday in an effort to tackle hunger issues in the community.

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Rutherford Heart Ball Celebrates Largest Community Event to Date - Raising $315,000 for Heart Disease and Stroke
Rutherford Heart Ball Celebrates Largest Community Event to Date - Raising $315,000 for Heart Disease and Stroke

A record-breaking 750 local supporters and volunteers were in attendance at the annual Rutherford Heart Ball this past Saturday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites raising a record-breaking $315,000 to fight heart disease and stroke.

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Main Street Murfreesboro's ANNUAL MEETING
Main Street Murfreesboro's ANNUAL MEETING

Main Street Murfreesboro celebrated three and a half decades Tuesday with its Annual Meeting at the Carriage Lane Inn, 337 East Burton Street.

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Alexander: Trump Administration, State and Local Health Systems Doing Their Job to Help Protect Americans Against Coronavirus
Alexander: Trump Administration, State and Local Health Systems Doing Their Job to Help Protect Americans Against Coronavirus

Says 10 days ago there were 14 infections and today there are 14 infections, plus the 39 Americans that were brought back from China and Japan...

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Robbery at local apartment complex shows crime continues despite
Robbery at local apartment complex shows crime continues despite "Crime Free Multi-Housing Program" at apartment in question

UPDATE: Unfortunately, crime is nothing new at the address, although the apartment name has changed a few times.

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Do you recognize this cellphone theft suspect?
Do you recognize this cellphone theft suspect?

Perhaps a crime of easy opportunity, another customer saw the cellphone and took it off the counter and left.

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2020 Special Kids RACE is March 7, 2020
2020 Special Kids RACE is March 7, 2020

The 9th Annual Special Kids race is less than two weeks away. On Saturday, March 7,2020, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC), Special Kids is hosting a 15K, 10K, 5K and one-mile family fun run.

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Tails of the City Art Exhibit in Murfreesboro
Tails of the City Art Exhibit in Murfreesboro

The public is invited to visit the Tails of the City art exhibit featuring works by Sally Ham Govan at The Gallery at The Washington Theatre in Patterson Park Community Center.

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Agreement Reached In Kelsey Ketron Case
Agreement Reached In Kelsey Ketron Case

Kelsey Ketron appeared in court Monday (2/24/2020) and does not have to serve additional time behind bars. Instead she received 300 hours of community service time, 8-years of probation, and she pleaded no contest to 15 counts of fraud and forgery. along with being fined $10,000.

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Don't Miss
Don't Miss "Wedding Dresses" Exhibit At Oaklands Mansion

There's just one week remaining to see "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades". It continues daily through March 1, 2020 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 Maney Avenue.

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Rutherford County Helped The Hungry Saturday
Rutherford County Helped The Hungry Saturday

Saturday turned out being a day for Rutherford County to help the hungry. County employees united at the Lane Agri-Park to package fresh food for the needy.

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Ram's Chilling Road Report
Ram's Chilling Road Report

Periods of sunshine is nice, but temps are less than thrilling, and motorists travel where shivering construction crews are chilling--so said Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran as he gave is "road forecast" for today through February 29, 2020.

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Murfreesboro Moms To The Rescue
Murfreesboro Moms To The Rescue

After learning from a viral social media post that sexual assault victims must leave their underwear with investigators, a Rutherford County mom's group decided to supply the emergency room at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with clean undergarments, slippers, and blankets for ladies in need.

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Meet Author Beth Brock 10AM March 10th At Linebaugh
Meet Author Beth Brock 10AM March 10th At Linebaugh

At 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, the Linebaugh Public Library is hosting local author Beth Brock for a book signing of her new children's book My Name is Ryan. It tells the story of a little boy who is similar to other children in many ways, but very different in others.

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Powerful Message At MTSU's UNITY LUNCHEON
Powerful Message At MTSU's UNITY LUNCHEON

With less than a few hours' notice, the Rev. James McCarroll delivered a powerful message to several hundred people attending the 24th annual Unity Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.

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Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro

12 Years ago, the annual breakfast was started with the help of then Mayor Tommy Bragg and local resident Hunter McFarland. This year it will be 6:30-8:15AM on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Mid-TN Expo Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Premiers March Math-ness
Murfreesboro City Schools Premiers March Math-ness

Murfreesboro City Schools are inviting families to join the madness during March Math-ness at Patterson Park on Thursday, March 19.

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Can You Identify a Shoplifting Suspect Accused of Stealing Over $3k in Sunglasses
Can You Identify a Shoplifting Suspect Accused of Stealing Over $3k in Sunglasses

Murfreesboro Police report that one shoplifting suspect was caught on camera outside of the local shopping mall. Detectives are now attempting to learn the identity of the woman with the assistance of the community.

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Sexual Battery and Rape Case now Closed
Sexual Battery and Rape Case now Closed

The case was heard over a two-and-a-half-day trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court and the outcome of the trial equaled a guilty plea filed by a Stone Mountain, Georgia man who victimized a female in Murfreesboro.

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4th Annual Equali-Tea March 18th at MTSU
4th Annual Equali-Tea March 18th at MTSU

The Fourth Annual Equali-Tea is set for 4:30PM Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020, in the elegant ballroom at MTSU's student union building. The event promotes female equality and is Co-Chaired by Elizabeth McPhee and Tara MacDougal.

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MAIN STREET'S ANNUAL MEETING is Tuesday
MAIN STREET'S ANNUAL MEETING is Tuesday

Main Street Murfreesboro will kick off its 35th anniversary at its annual meeting at 11:30AM this coming Tuesday morning at the Carriage Lane Inn, 337 E. Burton Street.

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Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help With 2 Cases
Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help With 2 Cases

Two non-related crimes committed on February 12, 2020, has Murfreesboro Police asking the public for help in identifying suspects. One involved a couple being robbed while walking to their apartment. The other is the theft of $3,700 of glasses from Lens Crafters in the Stones River Town Centre.

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ART RECEPTION 2-4PM This Sunday
ART RECEPTION 2-4PM This Sunday

The public is invited to the Tails of the City art exhibit reception featuring works by Sally Ham Govan this coming Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00PM in The Gallery at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.

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Shelbyville, TN will host Parks and Rec Grant Workshop
Shelbyville, TN will host Parks and Rec Grant Workshop

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host three workshops across the state in the coming weeks to assist communities interested in parks and recreation grant applications with the department. The one closest to Murfreesboro will be held in Shelbyville, TN.

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BUSINESS: Murfreesboro Company Continues Growth Throughout State and Country
BUSINESS: Murfreesboro Company Continues Growth Throughout State and Country

TDK is a privately-held development and construction company with headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Founded in Kentucky in 1959 by Dorris Keach, TDK is a three-generation company that builds and develops projects throughout the Southeast and Southwest. Having completed more than 10,000 units valued at more than $1.2 billion, TDK properties are setting a new standard in the multi-family housing industry.

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POSITIVE: Local VA Doctor Awarded
POSITIVE: Local VA Doctor Awarded

Dr. Daniel Birchmore, chief of rheumatology at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), has been named the recipient of the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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New Chief of Staff, Vice Chief at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford
New Chief of Staff, Vice Chief at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

"I am a strong proponent of collaborative work that unites people with different perspectives so that we can strategize creatively," said Dr. David Sellers, Chief of Staff, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.

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MTSU Honors College courts top  prospects during open house
MTSU Honors College courts top prospects during open house

Luke Marlin, of Christiana, Tennessee, who attends Middle Tennessee Christian School, turned in the best exam...

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Murfreesboro Moms Take Stand for Sexual Assault Victims
Murfreesboro Moms Take Stand for Sexual Assault Victims

After learning from a viral social media post that sexual assault victims must leave their underwear with investigators, a Rutherford County moms group decided to supply the emergency room at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with clean undergarments, slippers, and blankets for ladies in need.

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Rutherford County Government Leads Hunger Relief Effort
Rutherford County Government Leads Hunger Relief Effort

Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford County)-- Hunger is a serious problem for some families in Rutherford County, and Rutherford County Government and its employees are stepping up to make a difference in local hunger relief efforts.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape of a Child under the age of 13
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape of a Child under the age of 13

UPDATE: WGNS has more news on a Murfreesboro man charged with the Rape of a Child under the age of 13.

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Main Street Murfreesboro Announces Award Winners
Main Street Murfreesboro Announces Award Winners

Main Street Murfreesboro is celebrating what positive business is all about. Most recently, they have named the "Downtown Business Award Winner." This year, Garage Barre + Bike is the winner!

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Man Accused of Killing Father in Murfreesboro Now Accused of Killing Jail Cell Inmate in Nearby County
Man Accused of Killing Father in Murfreesboro Now Accused of Killing Jail Cell Inmate in Nearby County

You may recall the name "Jacob Kado." He was the man in Murfreesboro who was accused of killing his own father in 2015. Kado is now in trouble with another murder, this time one he is accused of committing while jailed in "Trousdale County, TN.

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St. Thomas Rutherford's VERTICAL EXPANSION Nearing Completion
St. Thomas Rutherford's VERTICAL EXPANSION Nearing Completion

The old saying "to see the light at the end of the tunnel" is an accurate description for the three-story vertical expansion being carried out at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Officials estimate that it should be completed by this summer.

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Hockey Rink Idea for Murfreesboro
Hockey Rink Idea for Murfreesboro

An idea for an ice skating rink in Murfreesboro is gaining momentum. Murfreesboro City Councilman Kirt Wade explains more...

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Serious Medical Issues and Simple Fixes for MEN
Serious Medical Issues and Simple Fixes for MEN

WGNS is continuing our interview series with Dr. Kevin Billups at The Billups Center. Over the past few months,he has worked hard to open the eyes of listeners who maybe struggling with a variety of issues that could equal a more serious medical condition OR equal a simple fix. WGNS' Penny Ray has more:

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Bank with Multiple Local Branches Receives Positive Recognition
Bank with Multiple Local Branches Receives Positive Recognition

A company with multiple offices throughout Rutherford County just got a big award for having a great work environment.

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UPDATE On Man Shot At Halls Hill Pike
UPDATE On Man Shot At Halls Hill Pike

The man shot around 1:34PM a week ago Monday afternoon (2/10/2020) is improving at Vanderbilt Medical Center. 40-year old Malak Ishak, owner of MGM Tobacco and Beer Market, is now in stable condition. In fact, reports indicate that he is awake and talking.

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The Internet and the things you search or the pictures your post - Who owns them?
The Internet and the things you search or the pictures your post - Who owns them?

Did you know that one company is even selling their photographs to police departments around the country to enter into their facial recognition database?

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New Doctor Hired at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
New Doctor Hired at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Dr. Lauren Christman, who loves history and touring historical sites, now calls the local practice home.

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Mother Fighting to Survive LIFE after her Husband Passes Away and a Fire Destroyed her Home One Year After the Death of her Son
Mother Fighting to Survive LIFE after her Husband Passes Away and a Fire Destroyed her Home One Year After the Death of her Son

The fire occurred just two days after Melissa Ashford lost her husband Herbert who was known by friends and family as Roho.

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What's Happening At the Library?
What's Happening At the Library?

Lots of fun activities this month at the various branches of your Rutherford County Public Library. You're about to learn more about the "One Book" as well as special groups that will help expand your knowledge on various topics.

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UPDATE: Shooting at Whiskey Dix Bar
UPDATE: Shooting at Whiskey Dix Bar

Evidently, an altercation started inside the club early Sunday morning, which led to someone opening fire. The bar, which is off the downtown square in Murfreesboro, was full of patrons.

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Murfreesboro Police Swarm the Area of Walmart on Joe B. Jackson Pkwy
Murfreesboro Police Swarm the Area of Walmart on Joe B. Jackson Pkwy

UPDATE:A large amount of police activity in the area of South Church Street (231 South) and Joe B. Jackson Parkway had passing motorist concerned on Thursday night.

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"Grammy Awards" Exhibit At MTSU's Walker Library

To make the magic of the Grammy Awards last long beyond the ceremony, the James E. Walker Library has an exhibit to please any music lover. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Bluebird In The 'Boro Coming February 26 and 27
Bluebird In The 'Boro Coming February 26 and 27

Alive's annual benefit concert series, Bluebird in the Boro, returns to the Grove At Williamson Place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, February 26 and 27.

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St. Rose Student Jackson Sloan Was MPD Chief of the Day
St. Rose Student Jackson Sloan Was MPD Chief of the Day

All was calm and safe in Murfreesboro on Friday. St. Rose student Jackson Sloan enjoyed being "Police Chief for the Day" after his father purchased the honor in a silent auction fundraiser for the Beesley Foundation.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

We're in the "between season mode", and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran mixes data from his computers with a dash of crystal ball views to give 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through February 22, 2020.

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MTSU Honored As Top School For Voter Registration
MTSU Honored As Top School For Voter Registration

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett officially presented MTSU with its top award in the 2019 Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition.

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William Green Indicted by Grand Jury
William Green Indicted by Grand Jury

A Murfreesboro man has been indicted and charged in connection with a 2019 overdose death of a man found deceased at a gas station in June 2019.

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3 Spools of Copper Stolen From MED. Recognize Them?
3 Spools of Copper Stolen From MED. Recognize Them?

Three rolls of copper wire were stolen from the Murfreesboro Electric substation on Bridge Avenue. Surveillance cameras got pictures of the men, and their vehicle.

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UPDATE: Shooting/Robbery Victim @ MGM Tobacco & Beer
UPDATE: Shooting/Robbery Victim @ MGM Tobacco & Beer

More on the Monday afternoon robbery and shooting at MGM Tobacco & Beer Market, 2415 Halls Hill Pike, where the owner was shot while working in the store.

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Feb. 12-14 MTSU Matching Fund For Library Donations
Feb. 12-14 MTSU Matching Fund For Library Donations

A generous donation from the family of a former MTSU President James E. Walker celebrating the university library's 20th anniversary. Through its foundation, the family of the late James E. Walker will provide a 100 percent match for each dollar donated to the library that bears his name up to $20,000 to help launch the third annual True Blue Give Feb. 12-14.

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Don't Drive On Roads Covered With Water
Don't Drive On Roads Covered With Water

Several days of heavy rainfall are in the forecast, and more water over roadways is likely. Some roads are already covered, Rutherford County Sheriffs Office warns motors not to drive on roads that are covered with water.In other words, "Turn around, don't drown.'

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Robbery-Shooting in Murfreesboro  - Clerk Shot
Robbery-Shooting in Murfreesboro - Clerk Shot

Murfreesboro Police Detectives are Investigating a robbery and shooting that took place at 1:34PM Monday afternoon at MGM Market, Beer and Tobacco Store at 2415 Halls Hill Pike. The criminal stole the clerk's 2010 black Nissan Rogue and fled (TN license tag 4M7-2B1).

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Kelsey Ketron Hearing Date Set For February 24, 2020
Kelsey Ketron Hearing Date Set For February 24, 2020

The Rutherford County Criminal Court Clerk's office indicates that the judge has called for a hearing on February 24, 2020 in the case dealing with Kelsey Ketron and Universal International Insurance Company.

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Truman Jones Emcees Symphony Concert On Thursday
Truman Jones Emcees Symphony Concert On Thursday

The Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra is preparing for two months of fun. The first round is at 7:00 o'clock this coming Thursday for a concert--"Having The Time of Your Life" at First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane. WGNS Talk Host Truman Jones will be the emcee.

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Rep. Terry Applauds Gov. Lee's Move To Fix DMV
Rep. Terry Applauds Gov. Lee's Move To Fix DMV

Tennessee's Driver Service Centers may soon be able to provide shorter wait times and more efficient customer service. State Representative Bryan Terry applauds this move.

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Ram's Wintry Road Report
Ram's Wintry Road Report

We're in the "in between" season, it's winter and then a hint of warmer weather. Ups and downs create road challenges, and Traffic Engineer shows you where between today and February 15, 2020.

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Larry Flowers'
Larry Flowers' "Man Behind The Badge"

The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division hosted sex trafficking awareness training for local hotel managers; a dispatcher helps save the life of a suicidal man more than 500 miles away.

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Sen. Shane Reeves--
Sen. Shane Reeves--"Last Week To File Bills Has Passed"

The 111th General Assembly continues at the capital in Nashville. State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) gives an update on what took place last week.

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This Man Is MISSING--Have You Seen Him?
This Man Is MISSING--Have You Seen Him?

Have you seen this missing man? Please contact Sheriff's Detective Joseph Duncan at 615-904-3041.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Reporter-Editor Speaks Monday
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Reporter-Editor Speaks Monday

A reporter and editor who overcame racial restrictions to champion diversity in journalism will share her experiences in an appearance at MTSU. Wanda Lloyd, founding executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, will speak at 2:20 Monday afternoon.

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450 Jobs Up For Grabs 10AM-1PM This Tuesday!
450 Jobs Up For Grabs 10AM-1PM This Tuesday!

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning until 1:00PM that afternoon. Fifteen employers will be there interviewing for more than 450 positions in Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson counties.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MTSU's Dr. Leah Lyons Honored
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MTSU's Dr. Leah Lyons Honored

MTSU Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Leah Lyons will receive one of the university's most cherished awards as part of its Black History Month celebration.

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Airport Expansion in Murfreesboro Continues
Airport Expansion in Murfreesboro Continues

The Murfreesboro Airport continues their $4.5 million expansion project. Airport Manager Chad Gehrke talks more about the new terminal...

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UPDATES: Middle Point Landfill
UPDATES: Middle Point Landfill

As part of our ongoing commitment to safe and responsible landfill operations, the Middle Point Landfill team announced infrastructure projects recently completed or currently underway at the facility.

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Business at its BEST Awards Event by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Business at its BEST Awards Event by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

UPDATED with MORE SOUNDBYTES: State Senator Shane Reeves from Murfreesboro received the 2019 "Pinnacle Award." Deb Thompson with State Farm was named the "2019 Business Person" of the year. The "Business Legend" award for 2019 went to long time banker Lee Moss.

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Tangerine Salon and Spa in Murfreesboro NAMED TO THE SALON TODAY 200
Tangerine Salon and Spa in Murfreesboro NAMED TO THE SALON TODAY 200

Tangerine Salon and Spa in Murfreesboro, Tennessee owned by Donna, Jim and Mark McCarrall recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.

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Public Lectures on Global Warming at MTSU
Public Lectures on Global Warming at MTSU

Global warming and climate change continue to generate discussion and analyses, and MTSU is offering a series of upcoming public lectures sure to inspire further scrutiny and debate.

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SLOW DOWN--ROADS ARE SLIPPERY!
SLOW DOWN--ROADS ARE SLIPPERY!

Around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Haynes Drive near Tomahawk Trail.

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James Adkins Plead
James Adkins Plead "Guilty" In Shoplifting Ring

A Murfreesboro man accused in a multi-state fraudulent bar code shoplifting ring has plead guilty to the charge against him in the City of Murfreesboro. His wife has been cleared of charges.

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Aging Backwards? Run For It!
Aging Backwards? Run For It!

Who says that there's no such thing as aging backwards? Running 6 to 13 miles weekly might be the answer.

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ROBERT C. FULTON Charged With Arson
ROBERT C. FULTON Charged With Arson

After completing the investigation concerning a fire to an RV/camper in January, Rutherford County Fire Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit has charged a male suspect with setting fire to personal property.

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Free Divorce Giveaway on Valentine's Day Returns for Third Year
Free Divorce Giveaway on Valentine's Day Returns for Third Year

Entries will be accepted for a period of four weeks from Friday, January 17, 2020, to Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, 2020. A winner will be selected by Monday, February 17, 2020.

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NSF's
NSF's "Macbeth" In Boro Thu-Sat ONLY!

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Winter Shakespeare production is MACBETH will be in Murfreesboro at MTSU's Tucker Theatre for only three performances (this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

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11th Annual
11th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" in Murfreesboro

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro has announced the 11th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" to be held on Thursday April 2, 2020 at Stones River Country Club, starting with a reception at 6:00 PM followed by a sit-down dinner at 7:00 PM which includes live entertainment, silent auction and a live auction.

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Wear Red on February 7th
Wear Red on February 7th

Cardiovascular disease kills one woman every 80 seconds and takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease and stroke also impact...

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VA to begin locally scheduling community care appointments
VA to begin locally scheduling community care appointments

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will begin locally scheduling community care appointments for enrolled Veterans on starting today (Feb. 3, 2020).

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Battlefield's Controlled Burn Filled Sky With Smoke!
Battlefield's Controlled Burn Filled Sky With Smoke!

Dark clouds of smoke could be seen from miles away while a controlled burn took place Monday. Approximately 117 of the total 700-plus acres at the Stones River National Battlefield were impacted.

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MTSU Monitoring Coronavirus Closely
MTSU Monitoring Coronavirus Closely

Middle Tennessee State University continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak in China. There has been no travel between Murfreesboro and the Blue Raider's sister-school is Hangzhou, China.

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Moving: New Dates for UNCLE DAVE and JAZZFEST
Moving: New Dates for UNCLE DAVE and JAZZFEST

JazzFest has been hit hard by heavy rain several times, and Uncle Dave Macon Days have had a mix of sweltering sun and summer storms. Both are making bold changes this year--2020!

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Prescribed Burns at Stones River Starting Monday
Prescribed Burns at Stones River Starting Monday

With all of the news of wildfires, don't get concerned when you see black smoke billowing into the air from the Stones River National Battlefield on Monday.

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UPDATE: Searcy Street Stabbing
UPDATE: Searcy Street Stabbing

Murfreesboro Police continue the investigation into a Thursday afternoon stabbing of a man at a home in the 1300 block of Searcy Street.

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Ram's Road Forecast--Now through Feb. 8, 2020
Ram's Road Forecast--Now through Feb. 8, 2020

We're in the cold, dark and damp days of winter, and Murfreesboro Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks his computer to create areas for 'Boro motorists to avoid between now and February 8, 2020.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: True Blue Pioneers
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: True Blue Pioneers

In conjunction with February's Black History Month observances, Middle Tennessee State University is honoring eight former student-athletes for being True Blue pioneers.

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A JAZZ GREAT In Boro At MTSU This Thursday
A JAZZ GREAT In Boro At MTSU This Thursday

Famed jazz drummer Roger Humphries will bring his 70-plus years of musical brilliance to MTSU's Hinton Music Hall at 7:30 this coming Thursday night. He will perform with university jazz faculty and the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I in the first 2020 concert of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.

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Black History Month Events At MTSU
Black History Month Events At MTSU

The struggle to obtain, maintain and promote the right to vote will be the focus of MTSU's 2020 celebration of Black History Month.

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NO Shadow...Spring Is Near!
NO Shadow...Spring Is Near!

The big question, "Will he or won't he?" Sunday, February 2nd was GROUND HOG'S DAY and neither Punxsutawney Phil nor Rutherford Ralph saw their shadows. As folklore has it, spring is almost here!

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President Trump Nominated BETH HARWELL To Serve On TVA Board
President Trump Nominated BETH HARWELL To Serve On TVA Board

Former State Representative Beth Harwell has been nominated for the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority by President Donald Trump. Last week, she was speaking at MTSU as Distinguished Visiting Professor.

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Is This Your Puppy? He Is At Mercury Blvd. Fire Hall
Is This Your Puppy? He Is At Mercury Blvd. Fire Hall

Have you lost your dog? An energetic and friendly puppy wandered into Murfreesboro Fire Rescue station #3 at 1511 Mercury Boulevard on Thursday.

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Hidden Acre Estates Rezoning Approved, 1st Reading
Hidden Acre Estates Rezoning Approved, 1st Reading

The Murfreesboro City Council convened at 7:00 o'clock Thursday evening and after much discussion, council voted 5 - 2 to rezone approximately 30-acres of land off Cason Trail for the purpose of creating Hidden River Estates.

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MPD Investigating Searcy Street Stabbing
MPD Investigating Searcy Street Stabbing

Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon stabbing in the 1300 block of Searcy Street. The victim has been taken by LifeFlight to the trauma facility at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Siegel High School's Phil Young Addresses Cross Country Coaches
Siegel High School's Phil Young Addresses Cross Country Coaches

Phil Young just finished his 12th season as Head Cross Country Coach at Siegel High School, where he has taught for seventeen years.

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Incident To Female Student Tuesday Night At MTSU
Incident To Female Student Tuesday Night At MTSU

MTSU Police are asking for the community's help in apprehending a male who came-up behind a female student and grabbed her buttocks. The incident reportedly occurred at 8:55 Tuesday night as she walked across the Davis Science Building's parking lot.

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Educator-Community Leader Ivan Duggin Passed Away
Educator-Community Leader Ivan Duggin Passed Away

Well known local educator and supporter of law, Ivan Duggin passed away Monday (1/27/2020). Arrangements will be announced later from Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

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MPD Dispatcher Honored For Saving Life In Mississippi
MPD Dispatcher Honored For Saving Life In Mississippi

A Mississippi man who contemplated suicide, is alive thanks to the determination and quick thinking of a Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Specialist II (Dispatcher) who was nearly 500 miles away in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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MTSU's Weekend Hackathon Huge Success
MTSU's Weekend Hackathon Huge Success

On Sunday the fifth annual HackMT at MTSU concluded its 36-hour hackathon for college students from across the region.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

The wintry blast continues and impacts construction. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks the data and gives a road forecast for Murfreesboro motorists today through February 1, 2020.

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Report from State Senator Shane Reeves
Report from State Senator Shane Reeves

State Senator Shane Reeves reports that the second week of General Assembly was successful. In fact, Reeves and the Rutherford County delegation will be on WGNS this coming Friday morning (1/31/2020) from 8:10-9:00 and update constituents on what is being considered on capitol hill.

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Packed Friends of Linebaugh Luncheon
Packed Friends of Linebaugh Luncheon

Smyrna native Ellen Meacham was the featured speaker Saturday at the Annual Friends of Linebaugh Library Author Luncheon at The Woman's Club on East College Street. She spoke about her book Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi.

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Murfreesboro Honored at Saturday's NAACP Breakfast
Murfreesboro Honored at Saturday's NAACP Breakfast

A Murfreesboro firefighter, an Emergency Communications specialist, and a city councilmember were among those honored with awards presented at Saturday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in the James Union Building at MTSU.

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1st Methodist Begins 200th Anniversary Celebration
1st Methodist Begins 200th Anniversary Celebration

First United Methodist Church at 265 West Thompson Lane begins an 8-month journey celebrating its bicentennial year. The first event is at the church starting at 3:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Has New CFO
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Has New CFO

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital here in Murfreesboro has a new Chief Financial Officer. Congratulations to Scott Furniss, MBA, CPA. He began his new duties on January 13, 2020.

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July 2019 Investigation into I-24 Fatality ends with Arrest this month
July 2019 Investigation into I-24 Fatality ends with Arrest this month

UPDATE: State Troopers say that 24 year old Josie Walden ran her vehicle into the T-DOT truck when her vehicle "Failed to maintain its lane." Upon impact the passenger in the Walden's vehicle died at the scene.The name of the passenger has been released as being Austin Tice.

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Do You Recognize This Man? Call MPD.
Do You Recognize This Man? Call MPD.

If you recognize this man, phone Murfreesboro Police Detective Shan Harris at 629-201-5536.

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Three Riverdale students selected to perform at prestigious music hall in New York City
Three Riverdale students selected to perform at prestigious music hall in New York City

Sydney Callahan, Colby Davis, and Mara Watson, students at Riverdale High School, have been selected for the 202 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

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Teresa Collins Becomes St. Thomas' CNO February 3, 2020
Teresa Collins Becomes St. Thomas' CNO February 3, 2020

Effective Monday, February 3, 2020, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital welcomes industry veteran Teresa Collins as its new Chief Nursing Officer.

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The Art of Finding the Perfect Shoe for Running or Walking in Murfreesboro and Beyond
The Art of Finding the Perfect Shoe for Running or Walking in Murfreesboro and Beyond

When it comes to shoes for running, walking or even sports like tennis, it is important to have a shoe that is not only comfortable, but also supportive and flexible when needed.

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Gay State House Candidate in Murfreesboro Condemns Discriminatory Adoption Bill
Gay State House Candidate in Murfreesboro Condemns Discriminatory Adoption Bill

Days after the Tennessee General Assembly passed an anti-LGBT adoption bill, State House District 49 candidate Brandon Thomas (D-Murfreesboro) called on Governor Bill Lee to veto the bill.

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MPD Chief Michael Bowen Receives Patriotic Award
MPD Chief Michael Bowen Receives Patriotic Award

Congratulations to Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen on receiving the Tennessee National Guard's PATRIOTIC EMPLOYER AWARD.

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UPDATE: New Rover Home for Murfreesboro Public Transportation System
UPDATE: New Rover Home for Murfreesboro Public Transportation System

Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million T-DOT grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.

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Rutherford County Legislative Delegation Announces Million Dollar Grant For Murfreesboro Airport
Rutherford County Legislative Delegation Announces Million Dollar Grant For Murfreesboro Airport

UPDATE: Members of the Rutherford County Legislative Delegation including State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), State Rep. Charlie Baum (R- Murfreesboro), State Rep. Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro), and State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) have announced a one million dollar grant award for the City of Murfreesboro and the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

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12 Sheriff's Deputies Honored for Service
12 Sheriff's Deputies Honored for Service

Twelve deputies were recognized as Officers of the Month Tuesday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Cold Didn't Slow 16th Annual MLK March In 'Boro
Cold Didn't Slow 16th Annual MLK March In 'Boro

Bone chilling temperatures and snow flurries did not deter several hundred from participating in the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.

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Pug-Fest March 14th at Barfield Park
Pug-Fest March 14th at Barfield Park

The 4th Annual Mid-Tennessee Pug Festival will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10am to 3pm, at the Barfield Crescent Park located at 697 Veterans Parkway; admission is FREE!

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Feb. 12 St. Paul Sponsors JOURNEY HOME Luncheon
Feb. 12 St. Paul Sponsors JOURNEY HOME Luncheon

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Murfreesboro is sponsoring Take Root, a community wide luncheon to benefit The Journey Home's (TJH) Supportive Housing Program.

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MTSU To LA For 62nd Grammy Awards
MTSU To LA For 62nd Grammy Awards

Middle Tennessee State University graduates are packing their carry-ons and preparing to head west to be recognized for their work at music's highest levels: the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, set Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

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Friday PM Fire Destroys 12-Unit 3-Story Complex
Friday PM Fire Destroys 12-Unit 3-Story Complex

At 11:04 Friday night, 911 received a fire at 1540 PLACE apartments on New Lascassas Pike, First units on-the-scene reported heavy smoke and flames billowing from the attic of the three-story apartments. In freezing temperatures, about twenty residents were forced into the cold.

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Wintry Blast Surprises Construction & Traffic
Wintry Blast Surprises Construction & Traffic

A wintry blast reminds us that it's still the season, and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks his computers to warm 'Boro motorists of potential travel problems to avoid today through January 25, 2020.

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ROVER BUS Starts Saturday Routes Feb. 1, 2020
ROVER BUS Starts Saturday Routes Feb. 1, 2020

Rover, the City's public transportation service, is adding Saturday Rover routes as another enhancement to customer service. The new weekend service begins Feb. 1, 2020.

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Five Outstanding RCSO Deputies Honored
Five Outstanding RCSO Deputies Honored

Five deputies who worked overtime to prevent traffic fatalities and injuries in 2019 received Community Service Awards from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Women's Club of Murfreesboro Celebrating 104th Anniversary
Women's Club of Murfreesboro Celebrating 104th Anniversary

The Women's Club of Murfreesboro is on the brink of their 104th Anniversary. History tells us the non-profit organization first opened on July 22nd in 1916.

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Murfreesboro Muslim Youth organization helping local residents in need
Murfreesboro Muslim Youth organization helping local residents in need

Some of the events put together by the Murfreesboro Muslim Youth organization included the "Love Your Neighbor" community meal, the "Murfreesboro Loves" campaign and the "Love Your Neighbor on the Square" event.

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Reminder: Special Kids Race March 7, 2020 at MMC
Reminder: Special Kids Race March 7, 2020 at MMC

REMINDER: It's time to plan on being a part of the 9th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) on March 7, 2020.

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UPDATE: Unidentified female killed by train Identified
UPDATE: Unidentified female killed by train Identified

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say they have been able to identify the woman who was struck and killed by a train this past Sunday (Jan. 12, 2020).

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Murfreesboro Resident Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure
Murfreesboro Resident Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure

A 35-year-old Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly molesting a child has waived a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

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A+ Storage: Northfield Village
A+ Storage: Northfield Village

Murfreesboro Building Codes says a 100,000 square foot storage complex is being constructed on the corner of Northfield Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road.

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MFR Continues To Monitor Air Quality At Annadale Apartments
MFR Continues To Monitor Air Quality At Annadale Apartments

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is monitoring the air quality at the Annadale Apartment at 1307 Westlawn Boulevard after workers used gasoline Sunday night to clean an on-site car wash at the complex.

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Early Registration Closing Soon for 9th Annual Special Kids Race
Early Registration Closing Soon for 9th Annual Special Kids Race

Only a few days remain with "early bird pricing" still available for participants that register for the 9th Annual Special Kids Race, presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at MMC in Murfreesboro, TN.

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Kids can be a Zoologist This Summer with Murfreesboro Parks and Rec
Kids can be a Zoologist This Summer with Murfreesboro Parks and Rec

Campers will engage in activities that involve wildlife, their habitats, natural history, research and conservation. The first 2 days will be filled with fun activities at the Wilderness Station that explore our native wildlife and their needs.

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MLK Day Jan. 20---March at Noon from Central
MLK Day Jan. 20---March at Noon from Central

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

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Third Annual Murfreesboro Laureate Program
Third Annual Murfreesboro Laureate Program

On Sunday afternoon the City of Murfreesboro held a reception at the Washington Theatre in the Patterson Community Center. It introduced the city's three 2020 art laureates. Bart interviewed Dawna Magliacano, Amie Whittemore, and Tommy Womack.

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"Women's March" In 'Boro Next Week

The 2020 Women's March will be in the geographic center of the state next Saturday. "Women's March Tennessee Power Together" is affiliate of the national Women's March.

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Exhibit Opens Friday at Oaklands Mansion
Exhibit Opens Friday at Oaklands Mansion

The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion opens this coming Friday and continues daily through March 1, 2020.

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Ram's Road Rumblings--Watch Out!
Ram's Road Rumblings--Watch Out!

January includes a variety of weather, and much of it impacts road conditions and construction sites. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns motors of potential trouble spots today through January 18, 2020.

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15 New MPD Officers Protect Our Community
15 New MPD Officers Protect Our Community

Fifteen new peace officers have completed Police Recruit Class 9-02 and take the oath to protect and serve this community.

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MTEMC Board Unanimously Approved Merger
MTEMC Board Unanimously Approved Merger

The Middle Tennessee Electric Board of Directors unanimously approved an agreement Friday to merge the Murfreesboro Electric Department into the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTE). This action followed Thursday night's vote by the Murfreesboro City Council to approve the merger.

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MPD's SOU Took Shooting Suspect Into Custody
MPD's SOU Took Shooting Suspect Into Custody

The Murfreesboro Police' Special Operations Unit took a shooting suspect into custody without incident Friday night, after he barricaded himself in the attic of a Sloan Street quadplex for about 3-hours.

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Teacher Job Fair in Murfreesboro this February
Teacher Job Fair in Murfreesboro this February

Murfreesboro City Schools will host a teacher recruitment fair from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday, February 8 at Scales Elementary School located at 2340 St. Andrews Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Forcing Homeless to Leave Campsites in Murfreesboro
Forcing Homeless to Leave Campsites in Murfreesboro

Evicting the homeless from encampments that are off the beaten path is something that is happening in Murfreesboro right now.

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Sale of MED to MTEMC Approved
Sale of MED to MTEMC Approved

On Thursday night Murfreesboro City Council approved the sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric for approximately $302-million over 15 years. Friday MTEMC's board approved. It now goes to TVA for their 'thumbs up'.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

Murfreesboro Police need the public's assistance in identifying this male. The clerk at the MAPCO Convenience Store at 1251 South Church Street says the surveillance camera photo is of a man who attempted to rob a female inside the store a month ago (12/8/2019).

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Big Rig Overturned Wednesday Morning On I-840
Big Rig Overturned Wednesday Morning On I-840

A tractor trailer rig overturned Wednesday morning in the eastbound lanes of I-840 at mile marker 60. That is going toward Lebanon on 840, between Sulphur Springs Road and West Jefferson Pike exits.

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"To Merge" or not to "Merge" Electric Departments?

(MURFREESBORO) The Murfreesboro City Council will vote Thursday night whether to merge or not to merge Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative. The heads of both utilities will be on WGNS 8:10-9:00AM this Wednesday morning.

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Ascension-St. Thomas' Bryan Lowe Loves Helping
Ascension-St. Thomas' Bryan Lowe Loves Helping

This month's HEART FOR HEALING recipient is on a crusade to thank all of the volunteers who have been a part of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for over twenty years.

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Deceased Woman Found By Fireman In Her Car
Deceased Woman Found By Fireman In Her Car

An unresponsive 28-year old woman was found Monday night in her vehicle that was parked in Kroger's parking lot at 2243 Veterans Parkway.

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New DOLLAR TREE Opening Soon On Memorial
New DOLLAR TREE Opening Soon On Memorial

Murfreesboro is about to get its fourth Dollar Tree. In fact, the firm is posting that jobs are available now, while the staff installs merchandise in the former Rite Aide location at 2485 Memorial Boulevard at Haynes Drive.

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New Haynes at Sulphur Springs Traffic Signal Now Working
New Haynes at Sulphur Springs Traffic Signal Now Working

In an effort to keep the traffic flowing smoothly, the City of Murfreesboro completed a traffic study at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulphur Springs Road. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran reports that the signal is now operative.

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16-Year Old Emily Owenby Missing
16-Year Old Emily Owenby Missing

16-year old Emily Owenby went missing from her Ohio Court home five-days before Christmas, and has not been seen or heard from since that time.

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Linebaugh Winter Reading Program
Linebaugh Winter Reading Program

Resolve to read! Linebaugh Public Library will hold the first Harry Nelson Memorial Winter Reading Program from January 26, through March 7, 2020. Linebaugh's program has been renamed to honor the memory of one of its regular patrons, Harry Nelson, who loved to tell stories and listen to roots music.

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More Open Dialogue Between Local State and County Leaders
More Open Dialogue Between Local State and County Leaders

The first of two public meetings this week between the Rutherford County Commission and the Rutherford County state delegation took place Monday night in the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The second public meeting is set for this coming Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Smyrna Town Center at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

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Thursday Morning House Fire On Centertree Dr.
Thursday Morning House Fire On Centertree Dr.

Around 10:48AM Thursday morning, a fire rapidly spread throughout a home in the 2300 block of Centertree Drive.

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Star Favored Gallagher Guitars Moves To 'Boro!
Star Favored Gallagher Guitars Moves To 'Boro!

Another business has chosen to move to Murfreesboro. Gallagher Guitars has moved from Wartrace where they were the instrument of choice by notables such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown and others.

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Murfreesboro Was Under Seige 157 New Year's Ago
Murfreesboro Was Under Seige 157 New Year's Ago

157-years ago there were cannons aimed at the cupola of our historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Visit the Stones River Battlefield and walk through local history. This is free and open to the public.

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New Year's Day 5K Enjoyed By All!
New Year's Day 5K Enjoyed By All!

With temps in the upper 40s, it was a perfect day for the New Year's Day 5K at the Old Fort Park. A Wilson County runner placed first.

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'Boro Relatively Quiet With The New Year
'Boro Relatively Quiet With The New Year

The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center was relatively quiet as 2020 rolled into the Boro, at least when compared to cities with multiple shootings and homicides.

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Murfreesboro's First Baby In 2020 Arrived At 6:07AM
Murfreesboro's First Baby In 2020 Arrived At 6:07AM

Happy New Year, happy birthday, and welcome to the world, Amoura Rose Handy!

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73rd Anniversary for WGNS--Thank You!
73rd Anniversary for WGNS--Thank You!

As the New Year of 1947 approached, rural Rutherford County with a population around 8,000 persons, was taking a leap into technology. Radio was now in Murfreesboro with WGNS!

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Collier Smith Honored by City Schools Foundation
Collier Smith Honored by City Schools Foundation

Collier Smith's service to public education is no laughing matter but the gala honoring her should be a ball of fun. The 13th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Smith...

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UPDATE: Customer Allegedly Attacks Victoria's Secret Worker in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Customer Allegedly Attacks Victoria's Secret Worker in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: Apparently one of two female customers got upset when she saw The Avenue security personnel inside the store. Assuming security was called for her, she allegedly told an employee that she would beat her up...

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Rutherford Society Gala Features Amy Grant
Rutherford Society Gala Features Amy Grant

The 13th annual Rutherford Society Gala is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night, February 1, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1200 Conference Center Boulevard.

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Saturday Morning Fire at Chariot Pointe Apartments
Saturday Morning Fire at Chariot Pointe Apartments

Around 6:10 Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire on Chariot Pointe, 1710 East Northfield Boulevard.

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Traffic Challenges Getting Back To Normal
Traffic Challenges Getting Back To Normal

Things are gradually getting back to normal, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks with area construction teams to determine areas of potential issues that might impact motorists between now and January 4, 2020.

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Friday Afternoon Home Fire on Chickasaw Road
Friday Afternoon Home Fire on Chickasaw Road

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to a home fire on Chickasaw Road around 3:10 Friday afternoon.

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MADD Honors RCSO For DUI Arrests!
MADD Honors RCSO For DUI Arrests!

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tennessee thanked law enforcement officers statewide, and Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy William Travis received the Middle Tennessee Top DUI Enforcers award for sheriff's offices in Middle Tennessee.

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MTSU Offering
MTSU Offering "Introduction To Sign Language"

MTSU's Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) again invites the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.

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When You See Drunk Drivers---Be A Good Witness
When You See Drunk Drivers---Be A Good Witness

Between now and the New Year, be aware that there is a strong chance that while driving, you might cross paths with a drunk driver.

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Shop With The Sheriff Brings Huge Smiles
Shop With The Sheriff Brings Huge Smiles

Rock Springs Middle School students Jazmin, 8th grade, and her brother, Jezmin, 6th grade, were treated to a continuation of Shop with the Sheriff on Friday.

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LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS, HIDE VALUABLES!
LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS, HIDE VALUABLES!

A word to the wise, when you park your vehicle at night--don't leave valuables in plain sight and LOCK YOUR DOORS!

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Congratulations New MTSU ROTC 2nd Lieutenants
Congratulations New MTSU ROTC 2nd Lieutenants

MTSU's ROTC program's newly commissioned second lieutenants "have a lot of potential to do really great things," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy.

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Feed The Brains and Stomachs--Even At Christmas
Feed The Brains and Stomachs--Even At Christmas

Right now, while schools are closed for Christmas, the Extended School Program continues at five different locations from 6:00 each morning until 6:00 in the evening. Plus, any child can eat there or pick-up a snack pack--no questions asked.

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UPDATED: Charlie Farrer Visitation and Service Saturday
UPDATED: Charlie Farrer Visitation and Service Saturday

A local legend Charlie Farrer passed away Sunday morning at Adams Place. Visitation is noon to 3:00PM this Saturday afternoon, with the service immediately following at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, 1488 Lascassas Pike.

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Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates Helps Veterans
Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates Helps Veterans

Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates used their annual Christmas Party as an event to collect gifts for the Tennessee State Veterans' Home. More than 100 items were donated by the company's agents

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3rd Quarter TN Housing rEPORT Is POSITIVE
3rd Quarter TN Housing rEPORT Is POSITIVE

Tennessee's housing report for the third quarter of 2019 shows that despite a few downward trends, home prices and single-family permits were up for the quarter and from a year ago as mortgage delinquencies dropped over the same periods.

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TRAFFIC REPORT: No lane closures, No Construction
TRAFFIC REPORT: No lane closures, No Construction

Here's a Christmas gift to all motorists, no lane closure allowed over the entire Volunteer State starting midnight, Friday, December 20, 2019 and continuing until 6:00AM Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.

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911 Callers Using Smart Phones Can Send Video
911 Callers Using Smart Phones Can Send Video

Callers using smart phones to dial 911 can video emergency scenes and chat with dispatchers with an enhancement to the Emergency 911 system, the first in Tennessee, said Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Promotions and Retirement End A Successful Year
Promotions and Retirement End A Successful Year

Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen promotes four sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, and one longtime civilliam employee retires.

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Assessor Rob Mitchell Received Leadership Certificate
Assessor Rob Mitchell Received Leadership Certificate

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell received the Foundations of Leadership certificate through the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of the UT Institute for Public Service.

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Tara Stone New E.D. of HOT Red Cross
Tara Stone New E.D. of HOT Red Cross

Tara Stone has been named the Executive Director with the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross in Murfreesboro. The Heart of Tennessee Chapter serves Bedford, Cannon, Clay, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Overton, Marshall, Moore, Pickett, Putnam, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White counties in Tennessee.

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Dont Let Christmas Be Dark
Dont Let Christmas Be Dark

This can be the most wonderful time of the year for some, while being dark days for others. Friends at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital have some suggestions that might help.

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MINDFUL CARE ADULT DAY SERVICES License Is Renewed
MINDFUL CARE ADULT DAY SERVICES License Is Renewed

Mindful Care, the only state-licensed adult day services program in Rutherford County for persons 55 and older, has passed its annual license-renewal test.

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MTSU Says
MTSU Says "Thank You"

More than 230 faculty and staff members at MTSU were recognized for their years of working with and for students at the university's annual Service Award Luncheon in the James Union Building.

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Domestic Violence Center Appoints Downing
Domestic Violence Center Appoints Downing

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center is proud to announce the appointment of Ericka Downing as the center's new Executive Director.

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St. Thomas Rutherford BABIES Are The Best!
St. Thomas Rutherford BABIES Are The Best!

The Tennessee Department of Health presented St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital with 2019 "BEST for Babies" award.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS At City Hall 6:00PM Thursday Night
PUBLIC COMMENTS At City Hall 6:00PM Thursday Night

There will be a special public meeting about the potential merger of Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric just before the Murfreesboro City Council votes on the issue Thursday night (12/19/2019).

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TN Consumer Confidence Highest Since MTSU Began Study
TN Consumer Confidence Highest Since MTSU Began Study

Tennessee Consumers are positive on local economy. In fact, an MTSU study shows that this state's Consumer Outlook Index rose to 254 from 214 in September, the highest level for the index since its inception in 2015. This indicate consumers are more willing to open their wallets and purses this holiday shopping season.

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Exchange Club of Murfreesboro $2,500 To City Schools Foundation
Exchange Club of Murfreesboro $2,500 To City Schools Foundation

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $2,500 to the City Schools of Murfreesboro Foundation.

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SECRET SANTAS Visit Child Advocacy Center
SECRET SANTAS Visit Child Advocacy Center

There were tears, laughter and hugs as SECRET SANTAS made a surprise stop at Murfreesboro's Child Advocacy Center.

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TN Exports Down 6.6% From 2018
TN Exports Down 6.6% From 2018

Tennessee's exports fell by more than $500 million for the third quarter compared to the same period last year, a 6.6% loss, according to the latest "Global Commerce" trade report from MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center.

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Can you avoid the flu?
Can you avoid the flu?

It's that time of year. As many are mingling with large numbers of people while shopping, attending parties, participating in religious celebrations or traveling, the risk for encountering someone infected with influenza increases.

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Boro Art Crawl--plus reception in City Hall Rotunda
Boro Art Crawl--plus reception in City Hall Rotunda

The Boro Art Crawl took place Friday night, and one of the stops was the Rotunda of the Mrfreesboro City Hall.

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Ram's
Ram's "Looking Like Christmas" Traffic Updates

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a gift to help 'Boro motorists reduce tie-ups during the now through December 21, 2019.

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Congrats To NEW
Congrats To NEW "Blue Raider" Alumni

The 1,759 new graduates in MTSU's Class of 2019 reached a momentous life goal Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, triumphantly accepting their hard-earned university degrees cheered by family, friends, professors, colleagues and two guests who praised their grit and perseverance.

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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA In 'Boro
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA In 'Boro

Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2019 joined with cadets from Civil Air Patrol's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron Saturday in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Stones River Battlefield and National Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

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St. Thomas Rutherford's 2019 Physician Awards
St. Thomas Rutherford's 2019 Physician Awards

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to recognize its 2019 honorees for outstanding accomplishments in clinical leadership: (L-R) Drs. Steven Thomas, Warren McPherson, and Dan Evans.

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TN Philharmonic Christmas Concert Huge Success!
TN Philharmonic Christmas Concert Huge Success!

The sanctuary at First United Methodist Church was filled with seasonal favorites as the Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra offered an evening of Timeless Christmas Treasures.

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Suspect Accused of Using Stolen Credit Card
Suspect Accused of Using Stolen Credit Card

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this woman.This surveillance photo was taken in a local business where the female allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase merchandise.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Gets Updates
MTSU Board of Trustees Gets Updates

Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees was updated Tuesday on strategic partnerships providing real-world experience and career paths for students while also building a talent pipeline for and resource support from Midstate business and industry.

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Arrest Made in 2014 Murder Case in Rutherford County
Arrest Made in 2014 Murder Case in Rutherford County

5 Years ago, Wright was killed outside of his home in Smyrna at 109 Kings Road.

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Saturday PM Chimney Fire At Home Behind Chamber
Saturday PM Chimney Fire At Home Behind Chamber

On Saturday afternoon units from Rutherford County Fire Rescue answered a chimney fire call to Crosspark Drive.

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

Those sleigh bells are heading into Murfreesboro at 2:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon with the Annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The THEME of this year's parade "The Sounds of Christmas".

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SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is OPEN At 128 N. Church St.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is OPEN At 128 N. Church St.

SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY AND CAFE is a dream come true for Chantell. As of 6:30AM Saturday morning, this family business is open to serve a wide selection of home-made bakery and pastry selections as well as delicous breakfasts and lunches. They are at 128 N. Church Street, on the east side of the square between East Main and College Street.

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Ram's Holiday Season Road Report
Ram's Holiday Season Road Report

Just because we're in the Christmas season does not mean that construction projects will slow down. In fact, crews take advantage of mild days to get ahead before winter blasts hit.With that in mind, City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the stats and warns motorists of what to expect on the roads now through December 14, 2019.

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17th Murfreesboro Rotary Hotcakes & Holly Huge Success
17th Murfreesboro Rotary Hotcakes & Holly Huge Success

With temps in the 50's, Saturday morning's 17th annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "Hotcakes and Holly" pancake breakfast at Middle Tennessee Christian School attracted one of its largest turnouts.

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Electricity Merger Public Open House Wednesday
Electricity Merger Public Open House Wednesday

There will be a Public Information Open House from 5:00 to 7:00PM Wednesday evening (12/11/2019) to review information, ask questions and provide feedback about the proposed merger of Murfreesboro Electric Department with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation. This will be in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda.

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"Donkey Kick Burglar" still breaking into Murfreesboro area businesses

A man who has been nicknamed "The Donkey Kick Burglar" for his style of breaking into businesses has yet to be caught in Murfreesboro.

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CHRISTMAS EVENT: Santa and his Reindeer on the Murfreesboro Square This Friday Night at 6
CHRISTMAS EVENT: Santa and his Reindeer on the Murfreesboro Square This Friday Night at 6

The event starts with the Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa Claus and "LIVE" Reindeer at 6 this Friday night on the Historic Downtown Square.

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MTSU grads nab more Grammy nominations for work in multiple genres
MTSU grads nab more Grammy nominations for work in multiple genres

MTSU graduates are back in the headlines again with recognition for their music-industry work in multiple genres on the highest level: nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

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New Years Day 5K in Murfreesboro
New Years Day 5K in Murfreesboro

Keeping in shape is a challenge, but Murfreesboro Parks and Rec make it easier with a New Years Day 5K. The run will be in Old Fort Park. Parks Director Nate Williams explains...

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PUBLIC HEARING 7PM Dec. 19, 2019
PUBLIC HEARING 7PM Dec. 19, 2019

If you have driven around Murfreesboro's historic residential district, you have seen new homes being constructed, town homes, businesses and other structures that would not have been permitted under earlier code regulations.

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Ram's Start of Christmas Traffic Report
Ram's Start of Christmas Traffic Report

Ram Balachandran's helpful traffic report is back after he took some family vacation time. Welcome home.

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"Shop With The Sheriff" This Coming Tuesday Night

Ninety Rutherford County students will enjoy the spirit of Christmas, thanks to Toot's restaurants' diners and contributors to the Shop with the Sheriff program.

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Phone MPD If You Know Man or Woman
Phone MPD If You Know Man or Woman

Do you know this man or woman? He is a suspect in a case involving an assault on Sunday (11/17/2019) at Thornton's on the Old Fort Parkway at Salem Highway. She was with the male.

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What Is DOORS OF HOPE TUESDAY?
What Is DOORS OF HOPE TUESDAY?

What is the Doors of Hope's "Giving Tuesday"?

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Broad at Church Traffic Lights Off Tuesday Morning
Broad at Church Traffic Lights Off Tuesday Morning

There was a single-vehicle accident with injury that occurred at 4:22 Tuesday morning at the intersection of South Church Street and Broad. The car slammed into the signal control box and shut the traffic light down during morning drive-time.

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Overloaded Electrical Circuit Started Motel Fire
Overloaded Electrical Circuit Started Motel Fire

Here is an update on Sunday morning's fire at the Jackson Motel, 831 NW Broad Street. The Fire Marshal's Division of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has determined that an overloaded circuit possibly caused the blaze.

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Ever Thought About Being a Police Officer in Murfreesboro?
Ever Thought About Being a Police Officer in Murfreesboro?

The Murfreesboro Police Department is routinely in need of new officers to patrol the community as the city continues to grow. Chief Michael Bowen told WGNS...

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SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is Almost Ready To Open
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is Almost Ready To Open

SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY & CAFE is counting the time until they open in days and hours. As you recall, this popular family business is in the process of moving from their original location on North Walnut to 128 N. Church Street, on the east side of the square.

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December Boro Art Crawl Nearing
December Boro Art Crawl Nearing

The upcoming Boro Art Crawl celebrates the holidays with a variety of visual and multimedia artists on Friday December 13, 6-9pm in Murfreesboro, TN.

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T-DOT Installing Hi-Tech Signals To Improve Traffic Flow
T-DOT Installing Hi-Tech Signals To Improve Traffic Flow

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making high tech improvements to improve traffic flow. Eight signals on Broad Street, between Church and Thompson Lane, will be installed this Monday and Tuesday.

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26th Art Studio Tour Was A Success
26th Art Studio Tour Was A Success

The 26th Annual ART STUDIO TOUR was held at nine studios across Rutherford County this past Saturday and Sunday. Scattered showers slowed traffic Saturday, but artists observed that the buyers were not slowed.

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Murfreesboro Hires Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer
Murfreesboro Hires Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer

Development Services Executive Director Sam Huddleston has appointed Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer in the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department. Luebbering will assist with development plans review and approval, including new sites and subdivisions.

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Do You Recognize This Woman?
Do You Recognize This Woman?

Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a female suspect who is believed to have been involved in an identity theft case.

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Simply Pure Sweets Moving To Square
Simply Pure Sweets Moving To Square

(MURFREESBORO) Aftere four years, locally owned SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY & CAFE is moving about three blocks away. The new location is 128 N. Church Street, on the square--toward the old Methodist Church.

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VIDEO: Man and Woman arrested for a string of business burglaries in Murfreesboro
VIDEO: Man and Woman arrested for a string of business burglaries in Murfreesboro

Shortly before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, Murfreesboro police arrested a man and woman during a traffic stop on Maymont Drive at East Clark Boulevard. This was in connection with a string of burglaries at area businesses over the past three-months.

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Do You Know These People?  Call MPD.
Do You Know These People? Call MPD.

Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying two persons of interest. Surveillance cameras at Best Buy on Medical Center Parkway showed two persons of interest. If you recognize these people, please contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Jared Boisseau at 629-201-5535.

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63 Year old man Indicted for sexual crimes against a minor pleads guilty
63 Year old man Indicted for sexual crimes against a minor pleads guilty

The original indictment charged James with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, exploitation of a minor by electronic means, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, casual exchange (adult to minor) and attempted aggravated sexual battery.

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Now You See It...Next You Don't
Now You See It...Next You Don't

Notice something missing from the corner of East Vine Street and Academy? What memories did you have with 220 East Vine Street?

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Business Person/Legend Nominees Due 11/27
Business Person/Legend Nominees Due 11/27

Now is the time to nominate the persons you feel should be the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS LEGEND as well as the BUSINESS PERSON of the year. They will be honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Your nominations must be submitted by Nov. 27, 2019.

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Mayor McFarland Researches More Questions
Mayor McFarland Researches More Questions

Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland continues to get updates on questions phoned-in by the public during his appearance of the Action Line radio broadcast. Here are the topics and the latest information on that topic.

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Remains Identified As Missing Teen Devin Bond
Remains Identified As Missing Teen Devin Bond

Medical examiners identified missing youth Devin Bond from the remains found Wednesday in the Barfield community of Rutherford County, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.

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"The Bottoms" Project in Downtown Murfreesboro Still in the Works

The downtown Murfreesboro project entitled "The Bottoms" is still on the drawing board for planners. That area includes Cannonsburgh Village on the South side of Broad Street.

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ARTS: Count Drahoon's Feature of Fright returns to Murfreesboro
ARTS: Count Drahoon's Feature of Fright returns to Murfreesboro

Count Drahoon's Feature of Fright returns to Murfreesboro, TN; this time to Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm for another evening of horror themed radio plays.

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Mayor McFarland Researches Questions From Public
Mayor McFarland Researches Questions From Public

Mayor Shane McFarland was on WGNS last week (11/13/2019), and received a question about a stalled apartment construction project on South Church Street (Shelbyville Highway, 231-South)--behind Zaxby's.

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Tradition Continues...MTSU Football Honors Veterans
Tradition Continues...MTSU Football Honors Veterans

On Saturday two U.S. Army helicopters landed one by one on the MTSU football practice field, stirring up grass, dirt and debris and prompting children to scream with delight and start running excitedly in all directions.

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Middle Point's Jernigan Urges Public Recycling
Middle Point's Jernigan Urges Public Recycling

Every day, we make choices about how best to protect our local environment and preserve our county, our country and our planet for future generations. Recycling is one important action we all can take.

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UPDATE: Devin Bond Investigation
UPDATE: Devin Bond Investigation

Here is an update on the DEVIN BOND investigation. Searchers found human remains believed to be those of Devin Bond in a wooded area Wednesday near the intersection of Barfield Crescent Road and Morton Road.

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Dr. Grandin Spoke On ANIMALS and AUTISM
Dr. Grandin Spoke On ANIMALS and AUTISM

Dr. Temple Grandin spoke to a diverse crowd of students and local residents at MTSU's Tucker Theatre. She is described as a rock star in the worlds of animal science and autism.

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Heavy Damage At Friday PM Fire At Rivermont
Heavy Damage At Friday PM Fire At Rivermont

On Friday afternoon two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane.

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Tis The Season of Food--Plan Exercising In 2020
Tis The Season of Food--Plan Exercising In 2020

The season of pies, cookies and endless treats is ahead, and as you feel your clothes grow more snug--consider doing something healthy and fun. The Cripple Creek Cloggers begin their January clogging lessons and practices in January on Sundays the 5th, 19th and 26th.

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Thursday Marked Grand Opening of New Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Office on Shelbyville Pike
Thursday Marked Grand Opening of New Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Office on Shelbyville Pike

The Official Grand Opening for the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic offices on Shelbyville Pike was held on Thursday at noon.

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Changes:The Grove, Traffic, Preserving History
Changes:The Grove, Traffic, Preserving History

The Grove at Williamson Place, across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro and next to the Chamber of Commerce, is becoming one of this area's top event venues, but with time there is change.

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Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway  Outdoor Ice Rink Returns for the Holiday Season
Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway Outdoor Ice Rink Returns for the Holiday Season

The third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro for nine weeks, from November 22, 2019 through, January 20, 2020, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

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The Batey Family Is Out Of The Grove
The Batey Family Is Out Of The Grove

Some land around The Grove At Williamson Place and ultimately the farm around it, are being eyed as a possible future roads. Over 5 years ago John L. Batey leased the land in hopes of sharing Rutherford County's agricultural history with today's residents.

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Rutherford CABLE Seeking Nominees
Rutherford CABLE Seeking Nominees

RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2020 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

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MTSU Dances To Keep Less Fortunate Warm
MTSU Dances To Keep Less Fortunate Warm

Students and faculty in Tennessee's only full dance degree program will help warm winter evenings with their artistic abilities -- and with donations of warm necessities for homeless neighbors -- Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 2019.

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DAR's National American Indian Heritage Month
DAR's National American Indian Heritage Month

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron presented a proclamation to Bethe Dotson Becker of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) declaring November "National American Indian Heritage Month."

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Council Workshop Wednesday AM at MPD
Council Workshop Wednesday AM at MPD

The Murfreesboro City Council has a workshop meeting at 11:30AM (this) (Wednesday) morning inside the Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, 1004 N. Highland Avenue. The session will be in the Community Room.

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Help Needed In Identifying This Suspect
Help Needed In Identifying This Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect in Murfreesboro's Victoria's Secret.

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MTSU Students Raising $ To Honor FB Player
MTSU Students Raising $ To Honor FB Player

MTSU students will raise money at an upcoming football game to honor a former player whose life was cut short in a tragic accident.

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Murfreesboro Veterans Day (full audio)
Murfreesboro Veterans Day (full audio)

The annual 2019 Murfreesboro Veterans Day program was held the 11th hour, 11th day and 11th month in the historic second floor courtroom of the Rutherford County Courthouse. New Murfreesboro resident Major General William Hickman, who retired from the U.S. Army ten days ago, was the guest speaker.

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The Story of Just Love Coffee
The Story of Just Love Coffee

At Just Love Coffee Roasters, they want to work with their customers to "...be the change that you wish to see in the world." At Just Love, they believe they can change the world, one bean at a time.

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Rutherford Fire Rescue Wins Chili Cookoff
Rutherford Fire Rescue Wins Chili Cookoff

The Rutherford County Fire Rescue team's entry won the Chili Cookoff at the Rutherford County Courthouse on the square Friday.

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Arts Alliance Meets for Lunch Tuesday
Arts Alliance Meets for Lunch Tuesday

If you're interested in seeing more public art in Rutherford County, along with construction of performance halls and museums, you need to attend this coming Tuesday's RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE' monthly meeting at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Boulevard. RSVP if you want them to prepare soup.

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MPD Needs Your Help With This Black Truck
MPD Needs Your Help With This Black Truck

It was over a month ago, but Murfreesboro Police are hoping that someone may have been shopping at Kohl's Department Store, 2535 Old Fort Parkway, on Friday (10/15/2019) and remember a suspicious large black supercab pickup truck circling the parking lot. It was around 3:10 to 3:40 in the afternoon.

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Oaklands
Oaklands "Candlelight Tour of Homes" Locations Announced

Oaklands Mansion has released the locations of the homes that are a part of the 4:00 to 8:00PM, December 7, 2019, Candlelight Tour of Homes.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Continues It Centennial Celebration!
Murfreesboro Rotary Continues It Centennial Celebration!

Murfreesboro Rotary President John Hinkle said, "It's a big deal--I mean for a civic club to reach its centennial milestone is a major accomplishment." Throughout this year, the civic club has special activities commemorating the day on October 1, 1919, when the Nashville Rotary Club sponsored the group.

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Kelsey Ketron-Randolph Was Released On Bond Friday
Kelsey Ketron-Randolph Was Released On Bond Friday

Kelsey Ketron-Randolph was released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Friday morning. Since her bond was over $50,000, a hearing before a judge was required. That created a logistics issue, because the local DA and staff have recused themselves and Hamilton County DA was named.

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UPDATE: Readyville Teen Killed In Wednesday AM Crash
UPDATE: Readyville Teen Killed In Wednesday AM Crash

The 19-year old man killed in the crash on NW Broad Street around 10:30 Wednesday morning (11/6/2019) has been identified as Justin Lee Howard of Readyville. An autopsy has been requested. The case remains under investigation by the Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.)

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NEW Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Location on 231 South OPEN
NEW Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Location on 231 South OPEN

This 29,000 square foot building, located at 3626 Shelbyville Pike in Murfreesboro, houses several specialties and services including: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Lab services and Radiology services.

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Simply Pure Sweet's Matthew Joseph Top Speller
Simply Pure Sweet's Matthew Joseph Top Speller

Read To Succeed's Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee drew a packed barn Thursday night at the Grove at Williamson Place, and Simply Pure Sweets' Matthew Joseph tastily defeated Principals Judy Goodwin and Don Bartch along with MMC's CFO Matthew Stearns in some hot rounds toward the end.

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Parking at the Future Retail, Office, Hotel Development off the Murfreesboro Square
Parking at the Future Retail, Office, Hotel Development off the Murfreesboro Square

We have an update on the new hotel, retail and office development that will soon be built in downtown Murfreesboro that will cover an entire city block. But, how will parking look for such a large lifestyle center when parking is already a highly discussed issue around the local square?

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MTSU PR students draw attention to First Amendment with special events Nov. 5-14
MTSU PR students draw attention to First Amendment with special events Nov. 5-14

"To receive a free sandwich, students must agree to sign away their First Amendment rights for the duration of the event," Park said. "Then they will be shown the importance of the First Amendment and how it affects their daily lives."

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UPDATE: Kelsey Ketron Faces 70 Different Charges
UPDATE: Kelsey Ketron Faces 70 Different Charges

Here is an update on the arrest of Kelsey Ketron. A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.

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MTSU's
MTSU's "Operation Song" for Veterans

MTSU's partnership with Operation Song, now in its fourth year, continues to draw healing stories from military veterans and help train student songwriters with guidance from a Middle Tennessee circle of award-winning songsmiths.

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Ram Reports Blast of Cold Temps Creates Change
Ram Reports Blast of Cold Temps Creates Change

A blast of cold temperatures have hit the 'Boro causing Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran to adjust motorist' rumbles around construction zones. Here's the way it looks today through November 9, 2019.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets November 12, 2019
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets November 12, 2019

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings for Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the MTSU campus. All meetings will be held in the Miller Education Center, Second Floor Meeting Room, 503 E. Bell St.

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Bridge Named To Honor The Late Kent Coleman
Bridge Named To Honor The Late Kent Coleman

A longtime community leader who passed away years ago was honored Friday when a bridge in Smyrna was named to honor the late State Representative Kent Coleman.

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CHANGE CLOCKS--Fall Back This Weekend!
CHANGE CLOCKS--Fall Back This Weekend!

Daylight savings time in Tennessee ends at 2:00 AM this coming Sunday morning, November 3, 2019. Before you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed.

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT Coming To Haynes Dr @ Sulphur Springs
TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT Coming To Haynes Dr @ Sulphur Springs

Another step closer to reducing traffic problems in the 'Boro. A traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulfur Springs Road.

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Rutherford County Gets
Rutherford County Gets "SAFE BABY COURT"

Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport was thrilled when she learned that Rutherford county has been approved by Governor Bill Lee to have a "Safe Baby Court" that fully funded by state and federal money.

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Saturday's Drug Take Back Huge Success
Saturday's Drug Take Back Huge Success

There were "drug take backs" all over Tennessee on Saturday, and the DEA event that was at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, 940 New Salem Highway, took-in 220 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions.

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Ram Warns Fall Storms Create Traffic Challenges
Ram Warns Fall Storms Create Traffic Challenges

Fall temperatures and storms will be a part of the weekend, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns this will create traffic challenges today through November 2, 2019.

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Thursday Is Halloween--Here Are SAFETY TIPS!
Thursday Is Halloween--Here Are SAFETY TIPS!

It's that time of year for trick-or-treating, haunted houses and all things ghosts and goblins, but the spooky fun can easily turn dangerous if you're not careful. That's why city public safety officials want to make sure you're safe this Halloween.

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Council Approves Next Phase Of Downtown Development
Council Approves Next Phase Of Downtown Development

The Murfreesboro City Council adopted Resolution 19-R-24, approving an economic development Plan and TIF Incentive for a mixed-use downtown redevelopment by One East College, LCC. The governing body preserved both the bell tower and sanctuary of the historic former First Methodist structure.

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Do You Recognize Him?  Call MPD 629-201-5615
Do You Recognize Him? Call MPD 629-201-5615

Do you recognize this man? Contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615.

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Project Tennessee Luncheon Opens Eyes and Hearts
Project Tennessee Luncheon Opens Eyes and Hearts

Church and community leaders met for lunch Thursday to learn about Project Transformation Tennessee. This is a summer program that works to improved reading skills and confidence levels of challenged first through sixth grade students.

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Beverly Keel New Dean of MTSU College of Media & Entertainment
Beverly Keel New Dean of MTSU College of Media & Entertainment

MTSU alumna Beverly Keel takes reins of College of Media and Entertainment as new dean.

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MISSING PERSON--Have You Seen Him?
MISSING PERSON--Have You Seen Him?

Family members filed a missing persons report with the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday (10/22/2019) for 37-year old Prevo Larry Clark. Call Detective Miles at 629-201-5513 if you see him.

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MISSING PERSON--Call MPD 629-201-5514
MISSING PERSON--Call MPD 629-201-5514

Family members reported that 50-year old David Carlton Sturgis was missing and they have not seen or heard from him since last Sunday. If you see him, phone MPD Detective Julia Cox at 629-201-5514.

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High Dollar Jewelry Theft at Sam's Club in Murfreesboro
High Dollar Jewelry Theft at Sam's Club in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police Detectives are trying to track down the men who allegedly...

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Annual Firefly Supper for Doors of Hope Raises $80,000+
Annual Firefly Supper for Doors of Hope Raises $80,000+

The annual Doors of Hope Firefly Supper was recently held at The View at Fountains in Murfreesboro (October 17, 2019). This year, the non profit raised over $80,000!

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Two Kayakers Found Safe Sunday Evening
Two Kayakers Found Safe Sunday Evening

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.

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FCA Night of Impact Held at New Vision
FCA Night of Impact Held at New Vision

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes held their annual Night of Impact. It was Sunday at New Vision Church on Thompson Lane.

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Ferrari's, Lamborghini's and More!
Ferrari's, Lamborghini's and More!

Annie Rose Robinson is a survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and her family formed the Team Annie Rose Foundation in 2013.

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SATURDAY: Open House and Blessing of Pets at Beesley Animal Foundation
SATURDAY: Open House and Blessing of Pets at Beesley Animal Foundation

THIS SATURDAY: The 3rd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 19th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 10am-12:30pm. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.

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The Rutherford County SRO Program Teaches Students about Internet Safety
The Rutherford County SRO Program Teaches Students about Internet Safety

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer program teaches school students about internet safety and more...

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Halloween is on a Thursday this year - Trick or Treat on the Local Square
Halloween is on a Thursday this year - Trick or Treat on the Local Square

Children will begin trick or treating on the square at 3:00, October 31st. Local businesses typically end passing out candy to ghosts and goblins at 6PM.

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The Cost of Growth in Murfreesboro
The Cost of Growth in Murfreesboro

The cost of growth for a city is not cheap, as explained by Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman explains...

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13th Annual Middle Half Marathon - Results
13th Annual Middle Half Marathon - Results

The race brought in around two thousand runners, many of whom live and work in Rutherford County. The race also involved a new course that took runners down a new path along the Murfreesboro streets.

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Boro Art Crawl Nearing
Boro Art Crawl Nearing

The Boro Art Crawl returns to downtown Murfeesboro Friday, October 11. The October event features venues in and around historic downtown Murfreesboro, some new to the crawl, some new to town.

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Rash of Vehicle Break-In's in Murfreesboro
Rash of Vehicle Break-In's in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins where car windows were shattered, vehicles broken into and items stolen early Monday morning, Oct. 7.

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Car shot next to Memorial Blvd auto parts store
Car shot next to Memorial Blvd auto parts store

The sound of a gun shot broke the sound of passing cars on Memorial Blvd at Auto Zone Monday afternoon.

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Ram's Fall Road Ramblings Through October 12, 2019
Ram's Fall Road Ramblings Through October 12, 2019

Fall is in the air and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks area construction jobs and offers a motorist' update showing potential challenges in the area. This information is valid today through October 12, 2019.

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Tweaked To Better Compliment Surroundings
Tweaked To Better Compliment Surroundings

Plans for the proposed development of the downtown square block that was once First Methodist Church have been tweaked to better compliment its surroundings.

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Petroleum Experts Limited Gives $2.2-Million Gift To MTSU
Petroleum Experts Limited Gives $2.2-Million Gift To MTSU

A nearly $2.2 million in-kind donation by Petroleum Experts Limited, an Edinburgh, Scotland-based company, will help Middle Tennessee State University geosciences undergraduates become more adept at geomapping and in turn enhancing their career prospects.

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City Has
City Has "Mural Laws"--Check Before Painting

Murals, as an expression of public art, help bring color, life and story to otherwise bland walls. With the creative initiative of Murfreesboro artists, murals have been popping up in many locations throughout the city, but City regulations do apply.

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Forensic Center for Autopsies in Rutherford County
Forensic Center for Autopsies in Rutherford County

UPDATE: The idea of building a Forensic Center for autopsies in Murfreesboro is gaining momentum. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron updated WGNS News on the proposal...

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Basketball Goals in the Street
Basketball Goals in the Street

With all the new neighborhoods and streets in Murfreesboro, more and more basketball goals are popping up near the roadways or sometimes, in the roadways.

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French's Shoes & Boots Celebrates MURFREESBORO!
French's Shoes & Boots Celebrates MURFREESBORO!

On Wednesday the Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at French's Shoes and Boots at 1837 South Church Street to celebrate the store's 20th Anniversary of being here in Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Owner Found
UPDATE: Owner Found

BULLETIN: We reported earlier this this friend was waiting for his owner at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office. Thanks to PAWS, the two have been united!

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Sheriff Fitzhugh Asks For Help From Local Parents
Sheriff Fitzhugh Asks For Help From Local Parents

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh urges parents to assist with talking with their children about the consequences of making false threats against schools and other students.

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Doorbell Camera Gets Picture Of Suspect Accessing Cars
Doorbell Camera Gets Picture Of Suspect Accessing Cars

One Murfreesboro resident is very concerned that a suspect in a green Chevy pickup truck is believed to have used a wireless device and locked into the woman's Toyota's remote control system. Have you seen this truck driving around your neighborhood?

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Thursday: City Council and MED Power Board Meet
Thursday: City Council and MED Power Board Meet

At 5:45PM this coming Thursday afternoon, the Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Power Board will conduct a joint meeting to discuss legal funding matters regarding the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.

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Ram's Traffic Report--Is It Fall or Not?
Ram's Traffic Report--Is It Fall or Not?

First you say it's fall, and then it's not as Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid during these undecided times including today through October 5, 2019.

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Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday
Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday

The Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street opens its production of Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday evening. In fact, cast members will be on the WGNS Action Line from 8:10-9:00AM that morning.

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County Mayor Ketron Confirms Costco, Shooting Range, Gun Store, Factory and more
County Mayor Ketron Confirms Costco, Shooting Range, Gun Store, Factory and more

While on the WGNS Action Line Wednesday morning, Rutherford Conty Mayor Bill Ketron confirmed that Costco was coming, along with a massive shooting range, adjacent gun retailer, aeronautical oriented technical factory and more.

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Deputies Revive Woman With Narcan At Judicial Center
Deputies Revive Woman With Narcan At Judicial Center

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies used Narcan to revive a woman found unresponsive Wednesday inside the Judicial Center in downtown Murfreesboro.

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New St. Thomas Rutherford CMO Dr. Julian Yang
New St. Thomas Rutherford CMO Dr. Julian Yang

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital concludes a national search for a new Chief Medical Officer with the addition of Dr. Julian Yang, MD, MBA.

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Welcome To Your New Home Sgt. Camacho
Welcome To Your New Home Sgt. Camacho

Welcome home Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho. He moved into his new home provided by Home for Our Troops. This specially built home will enable him to lead a more normal life.

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RCSO Probationary Officer Brandon Gentry Terminated
RCSO Probationary Officer Brandon Gentry Terminated

An off-duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detention officer was charged with aggravated assault Tuesday by the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Learns About Substance Abuse
Murfreesboro Rotary Learns About Substance Abuse

Cumberland Heights Regional Outreach Coordinator Preston O'Neal spoke told the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club the increasing problems with alcohol and drug addiction, including the opioid crisis that is wreaking havoc with lives across the Volunteer State.

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Gunman On-The-Run After 3 Shot Near MTSU
Gunman On-The-Run After 3 Shot Near MTSU

A triple shooting at a university area apartment. Three males were shot and the gunman is on-the-run after an incident around 10:30 Sunday night at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Boulevard.

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Saturday Morning's 2019 HEART WALK Was Perfect!
Saturday Morning's 2019 HEART WALK Was Perfect!

Saturday morning was perfect for 2019 Heart Walk at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and around the pond at Gateway Island.

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With Fall officially arriving this Monday, you can already feel a change in seasons approaching. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells where motorists might wish to avoid today through September 28, 2019.

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Autism Awareness Advocate To Visit MTSU
Autism Awareness Advocate To Visit MTSU

Free public tickets will be available this coming Monday for an upcoming special MTSU Distinguished Lecture by internationally renowned autism awareness advocate Dr. Temple Grandin.

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Census Bureau Is Looking for Part-Time Help
Census Bureau Is Looking for Part-Time Help

The 2020 Census is months away, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already hiring part-time local workers for the count. Interested citizens can join the 2020 Census team by applying online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

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"17th Annual Greenway Art Festival" A Huge Success!

Perfect temps and a gentle breeze brought record attendance to Saturday's 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival in the Old Fort Park.

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Great Support For
Great Support For "8th Annual Wine Around The Square"

The historic Murfreesboro square was filled with laughter and live music Saturday night for the 8th Annual Wine Around The Square.

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Robert Todd Tarkington Sentenced
Robert Todd Tarkington Sentenced "Aggravated Child Rape"

48-year old Robert Todd Tarkington of Murfreesboro went before Judge David Bragg on Friday (9/20/2019) and plead guilty to a charge of aggravated rape of a child that dates back to 1988.

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"Heart of TN" Proven Again--This Time By A Child's Safety Seat

One Colorado mother who just moved to Tennessee received Southern hospitality when a school resource officer and his wife donated a child safety seat for her 4-year-old child.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Call RCSO.
Do You Recognize This Man? Call RCSO.

Do you recognize this man and this van? He may be a suspect in a series of car burglaries and thefts that occurred last week in the Blackman community.

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Fire Displaces 2 Family At Adjacent Boyd Dr. Homes
Fire Displaces 2 Family At Adjacent Boyd Dr. Homes

At 8:37AM Thursday morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department was dispatched to a home fire at 5002 Boyd Drive. Flames destroyed that home and spread to the neighbors.

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Murfreesboro Man Gets
Murfreesboro Man Gets "Key To The City"

Mayor Shane McFarland awards Murfreesboro man the key to the city for 30+ years of local volunteer work.

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All Is Well At Vanderbilt Pediatric Clinic Site!
All Is Well At Vanderbilt Pediatric Clinic Site!

The new campus is a single story, 37,500 square foot Pediatric Clinic and Outpatient Surgery Center as Phase 1. This is a $27.5 million investment into Murfreesboro and the residents within our community.

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Reckless Homicide Suspect due in court this month
Reckless Homicide Suspect due in court this month

A man accused of killing 18 year old Carmen E. Simmons on March 13, 2019 in Murfreesboro will be before a Rutherford County Judge later this month. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS NEWS...

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UPDATE: Case Involving Man Who Allegedly Killed Donut Country Manager Moving Forward
UPDATE: Case Involving Man Who Allegedly Killed Donut Country Manager Moving Forward

WGNS has more news on the manager of Donut Country on Memorial Blvd who was allegedly killed by her husband this past March.

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MPD's
MPD's "Active Shooter" Drill at State Farm

Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department were at the State Farm Insurance Operation Center at 2500 Memorial Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, and they worked with the staff on a drill of what to do if an active shooter came into the complex.

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Terrell Ray Candlelight Vigil
Terrell Ray Candlelight Vigil

The family of homicide victim Terrell Ray held an emotional candlelight vigil at 5:00 o'clock Sunday evening at Oakland Park.

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Siegel High Band--Stones River Championship
Siegel High Band--Stones River Championship

The Siegel High School Band will proudly host the 5th Annual Stones River Championship high school band competition to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN.

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Isaiah 117 House Coming Here To Help Foster Children
Isaiah 117 House Coming Here To Help Foster Children

There is a new foster care non-profit expanding to Rutherford County. Isaiah 117 House started over a year ago in Elizabethon, Tenessee.

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RCSO's Raymond Shew Honored At LifeSavers Conference
RCSO's Raymond Shew Honored At LifeSavers Conference

Rutherford County Sheriffs Office Telecommunicator Raymond Shew. One deals with child safety. He was honored last week as the Child Passenger Safety Instructor of the Year.

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CRIME: Residents In University Area Concerned
CRIME: Residents In University Area Concerned

Residents living in the area near MTSU continue to be concerned about the continued increase of crime and fatal shootings.

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Hot, Hot, Hot--Ram Shows How To Remain Cool!
Hot, Hot, Hot--Ram Shows How To Remain Cool!

Hot, Hot, Hot---so the song goes and that matches the mood of both motorists and construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer and reports on areas to avoid and remain cool!

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Lots of
Lots of "Tail Wagging" at 2019 Puppy Plunge

"Cool my dogs" took on new meaning Saturday at the Boro Beach's outdoor pool beside SportsCom. Several hundred canine friends took the plunge at one-buck a head for a "howl'n good time".

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TVHS earns
TVHS earns "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader" Designation At VA

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) earned "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in the 12th edition of HRC's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released August 16.

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Look For The NEW RCSO Police Cruiser
Look For The NEW RCSO Police Cruiser

A fully-equipped Dodge Charger joined the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office fleet after Deputy Chief Egon Grissom won the car at the annual Tennessee LifeSavers Conference.

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TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University
TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University

Still another fatal shooting in a Murfreesboro apartment complex for students. Around 1:26 Tuesday afternoon, police answered a call to the Campus Villa Apartments at 902 Greenland Avenue.

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9/11 Remembered at RCSO
9/11 Remembered at RCSO

94-year old World War II veteran Bill Allen made the 1943 Omaha Beach battle come alive to a captive audience Wednesday morning at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony.

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Have You Seen This Truck?
Have You Seen This Truck?

Sometimes surveillance cameras lack considerably in quality, but Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in locating the driver of this truck. It appears to be a midsized, green, GMC pickup.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Still #1
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Still #1

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office captured first place for the third consecutive year for their category in the Tennessee Highway Safety Office's annual Law Enforcement Challenge Award.

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MLT's Log Cabin Theatre Will Be Just A Memory
MLT's Log Cabin Theatre Will Be Just A Memory

Based on the recommendation of an independent engineer, the City of Murfreesboro will proceed with demolition of the structure previously utilized by Murfreesboro Little Theatre. The structure is located at 702 Ewing Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

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Greenhouse Ministries' Game Day Brought Big News
Greenhouse Ministries' Game Day Brought Big News

Greenhouse Ministries' 5th Annual Game Day played to a packed Middle Tennessee Expo Center Monday night.

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Sunday AM's Shot and Deceased Male Identified
Sunday AM's Shot and Deceased Male Identified

Not much news on the Sunday morning shooting that left one man dead on Halls Hill Pike. Police have identified the deceased male as 21-year old Marquis Turner. He was visiting from Illinois.

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Early Sunday AM Shooting On Halls Hill Pike
Early Sunday AM Shooting On Halls Hill Pike

A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.

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True Blue Raider Relief For Storm Victims In Bahamas
True Blue Raider Relief For Storm Victims In Bahamas

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and a group of True Blue supporters took-off from the Murfreesboro airport Sunday morning with Raider Relief, supplies for storm victims in the Bahamas.

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Cardboard Regatta at SportsCom--A No Show!
Cardboard Regatta at SportsCom--A No Show!

At 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning, the reportedly Third Annual Cardboard Regetta in the outdoor pool at SportsCom had a few spectators show up, but no entries.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

Tremendous weather blended with time-challenged construction crews make for an interesting mix. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran issued his official report for motorists in the 'Boro covering today through September 14, 2019.

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MTU Offered CRAFT BEER Forum
MTU Offered CRAFT BEER Forum

While not physically performing the ritual of saying "cheers" or "offering a toast", current and first-time exporters of craft beer met in the atrium of the Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street for a forum showing ways to expand their markets.

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Public Invited To 9/11 Remembrance At RCSO
Public Invited To 9/11 Remembrance At RCSO

Bill Allen is the special guest speaker at the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony set for 9:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday morning beside the 9-11 Momument at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, 940 New Salem Road. The public is encouraged to attend as we honor First Responders.

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Boro Pride Event Filled Square Saturday Night
Boro Pride Event Filled Square Saturday Night

MTSU was honored at the 4th Annual 'Boro Pride event was held on the Murfreesboro square Saturday evening.

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REMINDER: Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY Sept. 9, 2019
REMINDER: Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY Sept. 9, 2019

Greenhouse Ministries' Co-Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS that the 5th Annual Game Day is set for 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, September 9, 2019, in the Tennessee Expo Center at 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The guest speaker is former NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb.

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THP Friday Morning Pursuit Ends With Crash
THP Friday Morning Pursuit Ends With Crash

Multiple incidents began around 1:30 early Friday morning when the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to pull-over a speeding motorist on I-24 near I-840.

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Car Crashes Into Miranda Dr. Home Wednesday
Car Crashes Into Miranda Dr. Home Wednesday

Shortly before 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a driver crashed her car into a home on Miranda Drive.

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Ending Youth Crime in Murfreesboro
Ending Youth Crime in Murfreesboro

Ending youth violence within Murfreesboro starts in the home. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams stated...

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"Bridge Over Broad" Is Now "Blue Raider Bridge"

At 9:30 Thursday morning, officials representing MTSU, the City of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and state government gathered on land adjacent to the Bridge Over Broad.

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SEPTEMBER 12th: Sidewalk Prophets
SEPTEMBER 12th: Sidewalk Prophets

They will be performing an acoustic, intimate set. Hit songs include "Come to the Table", "The Words I Would Say", "Live Like That", "You Love Me Anyway" will all be a part of their concert.

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Labor Day Deceased Shooting Victim Identified
Labor Day Deceased Shooting Victim Identified

The person who died of gunshot wounds on Labor Day is 18-year old Kendrick Maurice Moore, who just graduated from Stewarts Creek High School. Another shooting victim survived. That 17-year old juvenile was treated and released from the hospital.

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Help MPD Identify This Man
Help MPD Identify This Man

Never leave valuables in sight, even if you lock your car. Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a man who used a stolen debit card for purchases at the Kroger Store on Lascassas Pike.

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UPDATE: Labor Day Homicide + 4 Car Crash
UPDATE: Labor Day Homicide + 4 Car Crash

Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead, and another one injured. So far there have been two arrests, as well as several interviews with witnesses.

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Last Saturday's BACON FESTIVAL Was Huge Success!
Last Saturday's BACON FESTIVAL Was Huge Success!

The Inaugural National Bacon Day Festival held from 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning until 7:00 that night Murfreesboro's McKnight Park at 120 DeJarnette Lane was pop'n with grease, along with thousands of happy people.

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Ram Reduces Your Road Hassles
Ram Reduces Your Road Hassles

Fall is a great time in Middle Tennessee, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to let motorists know how to enjoy the season now through September 7, 2019 with even less hassles.

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Yale Theologian Volf at 1st Baptist 3PM This Sunday
Yale Theologian Volf at 1st Baptist 3PM This Sunday

Prominent Yale theologian, author, and internationally known speaker Dr. Miroslav Volf will present an ecumenical lecture on Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 E. Main Street in Murfreesboro as part of the church's Dr. Martin McCullough Lecture Series.

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Happy 108th To MTSU---Celebrate by giving blood!
Happy 108th To MTSU---Celebrate by giving blood!

MTSU will mark Sept. 11 in both a campus- and community-minded "True Blue" way this year, observing the 108th anniversary of the university's founding by helping save lives with neighbors at the annual"Battle of the Branches" blood drive.

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RCSO Reminds You
RCSO Reminds You "Enjoy Labor Day" Safely!

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office hopes that everyone enjoys the Labor Day weekend, but drivers are reminded to refrain from drinking and driving during the period.

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MTSU Tornado Sirens Being Test Monday 11:20AM
MTSU Tornado Sirens Being Test Monday 11:20AM

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex at 11:20AM this coming Monday morning (9/2/2019).

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Annual Back to School Dash is September 14th to Help Fund Murfreesboro School Classroom Activities
Annual Back to School Dash is September 14th to Help Fund Murfreesboro School Classroom Activities

Last year, the City Schools Foundation gave about $90,000 to the Murfreesboro School System to help local teachers in our community.

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Missing Murfreesboro Man
Missing Murfreesboro Man

32-year old Christopher Allen Finley has been missing for approximately one-month. Contact Sgt. James Abbott at 629-201-5523 or Murfreesboro Police dispatch at 615-893-1311.

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Suspect Dollar General Store Bradyville Pk. Robbery
Suspect Dollar General Store Bradyville Pk. Robbery

More on last week's robbery of the Dollar General Store at 1707 Bradyville Pike. Surveillance cameras took pictures of the suspect in this crime that took place on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

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Volunteers Needed to Pack and Hand Out
Volunteers Needed to Pack and Hand Out "Blessing Bags" for Those in Need

More volunteers are needed to help Greenhouse Ministries pack "Blessing Bags" to be handed out to those in need. Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS...

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UPDATE: Details of Racism in 2018 Murfreesboro Arson Death Released
UPDATE: Details of Racism in 2018 Murfreesboro Arson Death Released

53 Year old John Carothers apparently wrote a racist letter to an organization asking for a Bible while jailed in Rutherford County and now details of that letter have been released.

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Historic Marker Unveiled at Holloway High School
Historic Marker Unveiled at Holloway High School

At 10:00 o'clock this past Saturday morning, cool summer temps and a gentle breeze welcomed more than 200 attendees to celebrate the unveiling of the Tennessee Historical Commission mark in the front of Holloway High School at 619 South Highland Street.

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REMINDER: Sidewalk Prophets to Perform in Murfreesboro
REMINDER: Sidewalk Prophets to Perform in Murfreesboro

With three major studio albums, five #1 hits, and eight top 5 songs under their belt, Sidewalk Prophets has solidified their place among the elite artists in Christian music.

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UPDATE: Thursday PM Semi vs SUV Crash
UPDATE: Thursday PM Semi vs SUV Crash

Here's an update on the Thursday night crash between a Chevy Suburbabn and a semi on Memorial at Medical Center Parkway between a semi and SUV. The driver of the 2001 Suburban.

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15 MTSU Professors Honored
15 MTSU Professors Honored

As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Ranger Talks About Acquiring 42-Acres for Stones River Battle Land
Ranger Talks About Acquiring 42-Acres for Stones River Battle Land

A recent grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission is enabling Stones River National Battlefield to acquire the 42-acres of battle land that once housed General Electric and Cummings Signs.

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MPD Needs Your Helping In Identifying These People
MPD Needs Your Helping In Identifying These People

Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying persons of interest involved in three recent cases.

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Congratulation MFRD's Brian Lowe
Congratulation MFRD's Brian Lowe

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) announces Brian Lowe as the department's new Assistant Chief of Training. Lowe was promoted to the position recently to replace Allen Swader who retired in July.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

Do you recognize this suspect? On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Murfreesboro Police say that surveillance cameras show this man breaking into a car in the Old Time Pottery parking lot on River Rock Boulevard.

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Counterfeit Bills On The Increase In Murfreesboro
Counterfeit Bills On The Increase In Murfreesboro

The number of counterfeit bills that are being accepted by local retailers is on the increase.

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MTSU Convocation 5PM Next Saturday
MTSU Convocation 5PM Next Saturday

Thousands of new Middle Tennessee State University freshmen (Class of 2023) and transfer (Class of '21) students and their families will help ring in the 2019-20 academic year during University Convocation at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Murphy Center. The public is invited.

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"The Secret Garden" Opens Friday At CFA

The Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden opens this coming Friday at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College Street. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, along with 2:00PM Sunday matinees.

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Roll-Over Crash On J. D. Todd Road
Roll-Over Crash On J. D. Todd Road

There was a serious roll-over crash on J. D. Todd Road around 3:45PM Thursday afternoon. That's near Wilson County, and between Lebanon Pike (highway 231) and I-840.

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Ram's Motorists' Challenges Ahead
Ram's Motorists' Challenges Ahead

Road crews are aware that mixed weather days are ahead, and they need to get as much construction completed before slow-downs. This also creates challenges for motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through Augut 24, 2019.

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RCFR Highest Training Hours In State
RCFR Highest Training Hours In State

At Thursday night's County Commission meeting, Fire & Codes Academy Director Jeff Elliott presented an award to Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley. This was for having the state's highest number of training hours for a combination Paid/Volunteer Fire Department.

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Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way
Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way

Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving...

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Rutherford Heart Walk in Murfreesboro on Sept. 21st
Rutherford Heart Walk in Murfreesboro on Sept. 21st

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.

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Robert Arnold Is Back In Middle Tennessee!
Robert Arnold Is Back In Middle Tennessee!

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is back in Middle Tennessee. He was released from what some call Club Fed, a federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama where he spent the last two-years. He will serve the next 6-month at a halfway house in downtown Nashville.

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Wednesday Night: 7 Auto Break-Ins, 2 Vehicles Stolen
Wednesday Night: 7 Auto Break-Ins, 2 Vehicles Stolen

Auto break-ins are dramatically increasing locally. Always remember to lock your car doors.

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Hot, Hot Weather...Truck Catches FIRE On I-840
Hot, Hot Weather...Truck Catches FIRE On I-840

At 12:45 Tuesday afternoon (8/13/2019) Rutherford County Fire Rescue's squad 52 responded to a truck fire on I-840 west, near mile marker 66.

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35 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Arrested on Rape Charges - Victim 13
35 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Arrested on Rape Charges - Victim 13

The case started with a referral from the Department of Children Services followed by an investigation by the Detective Tommy Roberts with the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.

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DNA Evidence Reportedly Links Murfreesboro Man to Rape
DNA Evidence Reportedly Links Murfreesboro Man to Rape

A sex assault kit that was performed on the victim at the hospital was submitted to the TBI crime lab in 2018 and the results came back 9 months later.

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Non-Profit A Soldiers Child Celebrating 10 Years
Non-Profit A Soldiers Child Celebrating 10 Years

Daryl Mackin, Founder & Executive Director of A Soldiers Child stated...

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Thursday Morning Home Fire On Lews Court
Thursday Morning Home Fire On Lews Court

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1537 Lews Court just after 1:30AM Thursday morning.

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Insight Counseling's 26th Annual Luncheon
Insight Counseling's 26th Annual Luncheon

Insight Counseling Center's 26th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday (8/15/2019) at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room. First Methodist' Pastor Dr. Drew Shelley welcomed the Insight Counseling guests.

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The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro Helps Fisher House
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro Helps Fisher House

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $750 to the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation. It is a "home away from home" for families of veterans who are undergoing treatment at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.

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Car Break-In's in Murfreesboro - Start a Neighborhood Watch
Car Break-In's in Murfreesboro - Start a Neighborhood Watch

One of the big issues involves car break-ins, as explained by Public Information Officer Larry Flowers...

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Storms Swept Across Rutherford County
Storms Swept Across Rutherford County

As storms swept across Rutherford County on Tuesday evening, a garage was lifted in La Vergne while trees were downed in Murfreesboro's historic district and shingles flew in Walter Hill.

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MTSU Created 817 New True Blue Alumni On Saturday
MTSU Created 817 New True Blue Alumni On Saturday

MTSU's 817 new graduates are perfectly positioned to be advocates for public education, a longtime university professor said Saturday, Aug. 10, because they're its successful products.

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Go Big Blue!
Go Big Blue!

Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it "a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education."

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"Red Crab Juicy Seafood" Coming To The 'Boro

A location you remembered for steaks will soon be offering red crab. The former Longan's Roadhouse at 740 NW Broad Street is being renovated to become the new home of RED CRAB JUICY SEAFOOD.

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Friday Night's Arts Crawl Made Downtown More Inviting
Friday Night's Arts Crawl Made Downtown More Inviting
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Training For Ram's
Training For Ram's "Growing Pains" Traffic

Soak-in the sunshine and summer fun, while taking on traffic challenges brought about by gowing pains. Ram Balachandran checks his computer data and reports of potential trouble areas you might wish to avoid between today and August 17, 2019

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American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE
American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE

The Rutherford County RELAY FOR LIFE began at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and continued until midnight in the gym at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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'Boro Industrial Zoning, FY 2020 and more!
'Boro Industrial Zoning, FY 2020 and more!

Several local residents are concerned about what type of industry plans to locate near the Cason Lane Trailhead. The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the final reading, and it now goes before the City Council.

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MFRD Fire academy Sign-Up Deadline Is Sept. 1, 2019
MFRD Fire academy Sign-Up Deadline Is Sept. 1, 2019

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. Contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.

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Overnight Shooting In Front of Greenland Drive Apartment
Overnight Shooting In Front of Greenland Drive Apartment

There was an shooting in front of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. Murfreesboro police were called to the 800 block of Greenland Drive where a man was down on the sidewalk.

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Darnell
Darnell "Deuce" Mayer Shot, Flown To Vanderbilt

A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past was shot yet again early Thursday morning.

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Tuesday Job Fair Has 500 Positions
Tuesday Job Fair Has 500 Positions

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, for ten businesses seeking to fill more than 500 positions in Rutherford and surrounding counties.

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OHS Teacher Rachel Ralston Attends Professional Class
OHS Teacher Rachel Ralston Attends Professional Class

Oakland High School Agri-Science Teacher Rachel Ralston recently attended an 8-day professional development institute at Bolton High School in Memphis.

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Murfreesboro's Two Exchange Clubs Helping Youth
Murfreesboro's Two Exchange Clubs Helping Youth

The two Exchange Club's in Murfreesboro have jointly presented needed back-to-schools supplies to the Department of Children Services Rutherford County office.

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Truck Hits Exit 80 Exit Sign and Closes I-24 East
Truck Hits Exit 80 Exit Sign and Closes I-24 East

On Thursday evening a big rig hit the "New Salem Highway, Exit 80" sign that is supported across all eastbound lanes of I-24. The steel structure dropped to the ground in the land along the right lane and stopped traffic flow toward Chattanooga.

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Customer Crashes Into Hair Productions
Customer Crashes Into Hair Productions

Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon a car crashed into Hair Productions at 1833 Memorial Boulevard. A customer inside was injured and taken to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Learns LIFE Heart Tips!
Murfreesboro Rotary Learns LIFE Heart Tips!

American Heart Association Rutherford County Director Margaret Woods spoke to the Murfreesbroro Rotary Club on Tuesday that "Most people survive their first heart attack and return to their normal lives, but that is a warning to change."

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"National Night Out" Is TONIGHT!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, an opportunity for neighbors and law enforcement to get to know each other and work to reduce crime is from 5:00 to 8:00PM tonight (8/6/2019) on the downtown square, SportsCom and Patterson Community Center.

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TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Six
TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Six

The Seventh Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at 4:30PM Tuesday afternoon (8/6/2019) at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of Broadcaster's Conference.

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TAB President Whit Adamson Announced Plans To Retire
TAB President Whit Adamson Announced Plans To Retire

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its board meeting and 71st Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. During Tuesday's (8/6/2019) board meeting, President Whit Adamson announced that he plans to retire once a new person is selected.

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Car Collides With Headstone On Broad Street
Car Collides With Headstone On Broad Street

Police have not determined why a grave marker was on Broad Street, where a motorist hit the headstone. However, the marker was taken to the Stones River National Battlefield for identification.

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Church Elder in Murfreesboro Accuses Former Pastor of Swindling Church
Church Elder in Murfreesboro Accuses Former Pastor of Swindling Church

An elder at a local Church of Christ church in Murfreesboro contacted police in regards to the church allegedly being swindled.

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FNB of Murfreesboro Promotes Shellie Rigsby
FNB of Murfreesboro Promotes Shellie Rigsby

The Senior Management of First National Bank of Murfreesboro announces the promotion of Shellie Rigsby to Vice President and Branch Manager of the 2230 Mercury Boulevard location here in Murfreesboro.

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MPD Releases Name of Man Shot and Killed Friday Morning
MPD Releases Name of Man Shot and Killed Friday Morning

Murfreesboro Police have identified the man who was fatally shot early Friday morning at the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard as 30 year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.

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BACK TO SCHOOL DASH Set For Sept. 14, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL DASH Set For Sept. 14, 2019

The City Schools Foundation's 4th Annual Back to School Dash 5k/10k will be held Saturday, September 14 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary.

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St. Thomas Bariatric Exceeds Again
St. Thomas Bariatric Exceeds Again

For the third examining period in a row, the Bariatric Center at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital exceeded its re-accreditation requirements.

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Ram's 'Boro Traffic Through August 10, 2019
Ram's 'Boro Traffic Through August 10, 2019

Greener grass and more rain for the season, Traffic Director Ram Balachandran tells how this impacts motors traveling in the 'Boro now through August 10, 2019.

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Landfill Brings $7-Million Annually To Community
Landfill Brings $7-Million Annually To Community

Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.

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UPDATE:  Fatal Friday Morning Shooting In 'Boro
UPDATE: Fatal Friday Morning Shooting In 'Boro

Here's an update on early Friday morning fatal shooting of a man outside the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The deceased male has been identified as 30-year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.

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Armed Robbery Saturday Night At Dollar General
Armed Robbery Saturday Night At Dollar General

There was an armed robbery shortly before 8:00 o'clock Saturday night at the Dollar General Store at 2984 South Church Street. If you saw or heard anything, phone the Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311.

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Murder in Murfreesboro Early Friday Morning
Murder in Murfreesboro Early Friday Morning

A murder took place around 3:12AM early Friday (8/2/2019) morning in Murfreesboro at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Middle TN Blvd. Creates Positive
Middle TN Blvd. Creates Positive "1st Impression"!

The $18.2-million improvement to Middle Tennessee Boulevard and beautiful new entrance to Middle Tennessee State University is now "officially" finished. With so many students, parents and visitors to the campus, this creates a dramatic "first impression" for Murfreesboro.

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Outsourcing Murfreesboro Government - An idea that other cities have captured
Outsourcing Murfreesboro Government - An idea that other cities have captured

The City of Murfreesboro seems to be slowly into the idea of riding themselves of maintenance or up-keep and slowly focus on the exploration of outsourcing more. The idea is something that other cities are sharing across the country.

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Suspect In Counterfeit Money Purchase
Suspect In Counterfeit Money Purchase

Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used $4,000 of counterfeit money to purchase a 2006 Audi Quattro.

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Murfreesboro Woman Allegedly Stalked by Ex - Nearly 1 in 6 Women Stalked at least Once in their Lifetime
Murfreesboro Woman Allegedly Stalked by Ex - Nearly 1 in 6 Women Stalked at least Once in their Lifetime

In one recent stalking case, the victim called Murfreesboro Police and told them that she was being stalked and harassed by an ex-boyfriend. The ex was allegedly using phones and social media to reach the woman, despite her pleas for him to stop.

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City of Murfreesboro Continues to Talk Possible SALE of Murfreesboro Electric
City of Murfreesboro Continues to Talk Possible SALE of Murfreesboro Electric

The City of Murfreesboro continues to talk about the idea of merging Murfreesboro Electric with Middle Tennessee Electric. Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall told WGNS...

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Murfreesboro Residents Concerned With Debris
Murfreesboro Residents Concerned With Debris

If calls to WGNS' local issue broadcasts are any indication, the public is very concerned with the piles of tree limbs, shrubs and debris stacked alongside Murfreesboro street.

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Community Service Day in Murfreesboro was Positive
Community Service Day in Murfreesboro was Positive

The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department hosted a community service day on July 27th.

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Alleged Hit and Run Driver Arrested
Alleged Hit and Run Driver Arrested

A hit and run accident on the New Salem Highway at I-24 in Murfreesboro led to a shots fired call a few minutes later.

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Be Careful Who You Honk Your Horn At
Be Careful Who You Honk Your Horn At

The car not only drover around the parking lot honking at her, but allegedly followed her home... That according to a police report documenting a road rage incident in Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Woman Allegedly Stabs Man After Telling Him to Get Undressed for a Massage
UPDATE: Woman Allegedly Stabs Man After Telling Him to Get Undressed for a Massage

The female suspect told officers that the victim was an acquaintance of hers and that she told him to get undressed for a massage. After the victim laid down on his stomach she got on top of him and stabbed him once in the neck with a knife, according to the MPD Arrest Report.

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Ribbon Cutting for New Murfreesboro School was this past Sunday
Ribbon Cutting for New Murfreesboro School was this past Sunday

This past Sunday, the Murfreesboro School System unveiled the brand new Salem Elementary.

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Leasing Now Underway for Vintage Gateway
Leasing Now Underway for Vintage Gateway

Leasing is currently underway on Vintage Gateway, an upscale apartment community, Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced this past week.

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Peter Demos talks LIFE and discusses his new book, "One Man's Journey Into the Love of God, Afraid to Trust"
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Local Business Owner Introduces New Book
Local Business Owner Introduces New Book

Local business owner and entrepreneur Peter Demos now has a book out. The book is entitled, "One Man's Journey Into the Love of God, Afraid to Trust." Demos stated...

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2-Years Later Devin Bond Still Missing
2-Years Later Devin Bond Still Missing

It's been over 2-years since 16-year old Devin Bond packed pillows under his sheet to make it appear as if he was in bed. Then he reportedly stuffed several pants into a bag, put on a heavy coat and vanished into a chilly March 31, 2017 morning.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Prognostication
Ram's Traffic Jam Prognostication

Although no one claims that temps near 90 are cool, it's better than what we had. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the computer to analyze what impact this might have on traffic congestion around construction areas today through August 3, 2019.

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City Says
City Says "Can't Find CDL Drivers"

Murfreesboro officials are still not finding persons with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) that is needed to operate the truck that picks-up limbs and brush. They have a short-term solution to get the issue resolved.

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Main Street's BLOCK PARTY--Huge Success!
Main Street's BLOCK PARTY--Huge Success!

Main Street Murfreesboro held its annual TASTE OF RUTHERFORD on Saturday night, offering a myriad of flavors from the Heart of Tennessee's best eateries.

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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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The Villages of Murfreesboro will Celebrate their 2nd Year on Sunday
The Villages of Murfreesboro will Celebrate their 2nd Year on Sunday

The Villages of Murfreesboro is celebrating their 2nd anniversary this coming Sunday. Hope Rogers explains...

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UPDATE: Fatal Accident During Police Chase in Murfreesboro will Soon Head to Court
UPDATE: Fatal Accident During Police Chase in Murfreesboro will Soon Head to Court

Nathaniel Sherman, who is a Belmont Law Student interning at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office, explains...

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The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer's: Get Involved
The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer's: Get Involved

The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer's is being planned now and will take place on September 21, 2019 at the MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field (1568 Greenland Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130).

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Slick Pig BBQ Now in Smyrna, TN - Opening in September
Slick Pig BBQ Now in Smyrna, TN - Opening in September

Slick Pig BBQ, a long time family operated restaurant in Murfreesboro, now has a brand new location in Smyrna. Founder John Robinson told WGNS...

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MPD Needs Help: ID shoplifter at Dollar General, Manson Pk.
MPD Needs Help: ID shoplifter at Dollar General, Manson Pk.

Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a shoplifter photographed by surveillance video at the Dollar General Store, 4125 Manson Pike. The crime occurred around 10:15 Wednesday morning, July 12, 2019.

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New Play in Murfreesboro
New Play in Murfreesboro

On August 2nd through August 11th, the local Center for the Arts will take on a new show that is quite creative. Bekah Thue, director of "The Last Five Years," explains...

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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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Massive Heart Attack takes Vicki Taylor
Massive Heart Attack takes Vicki Taylor

The executive assistant to the past four Rutherford County mayors died of a massive heart attack Monday evening. Family visitation for Vicki Taylor will be 4-8PM Wednesday at Murfreesboro Funeral Home, services are 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

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Diane Stockard Art Exhibit and Reception at Community Art Gallery
Diane Stockard Art Exhibit and Reception at Community Art Gallery

The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center will host Colorful Creations Within the Soul, a collection of art by Diane J. Stockard from July 26 through August 29, 2019.

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1969 Central Tigers Celebrated 50th Anniversary
1969 Central Tigers Celebrated 50th Anniversary

If you were in town on June 7-8, 2019, you probably heard roars from members of the Central High tigers class of 1969 who celebrated their Golden Anniversary!

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Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon - Registration Fee Set to Increase August 1st
Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon - Registration Fee Set to Increase August 1st

Now, their first registration price increase is coming August 1st. So, if you want to save some money and run in the Middle Half, you should register before August 1, 2019.

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Son Charged With Arson At Browns Chapel Property
Son Charged With Arson At Browns Chapel Property

The Rutherford County Fire-Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit has charged Justin Goostree with using gasoline to start last Sunday afternoon's fire at his mother's unoccupied property at 5541 Browns Chapel Road.

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Drum Corps International At MTSU Friday
Drum Corps International At MTSU Friday

Drum Corps International return to Murfreesboro at 7:00 o'clock this coming Friday night. The 2019 Masters of the Summer Music Games will have 14 to 22 year old musicians competing in MTSU's Floyd Stadium.

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False HOSTAGE CALL Sunday in Southridge Subdivision
False HOSTAGE CALL Sunday in Southridge Subdivision

NewsRadio WGNS does not usually report on false calls, but a Sunday incident in the Southridge subdivision involved so many blue lights, ambulances and heavy response trucks--that it was important to let the public know what happened.

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Sunday Afternoon Fire Destroys Browns Chapel Rd. Home
Sunday Afternoon Fire Destroys Browns Chapel Rd. Home

Just after 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, a structure fire was reported on Browns Chapel Road. The home was a total loss.

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Sweltering Temps + Storms = Road Challenges
Sweltering Temps + Storms = Road Challenges

A mix of storms and sweltering temperatures creates challenges for construction crews and motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through July 27, 2019.

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CONGRATULATIONS MFRD Chief Mark Foulks
CONGRATULATIONS MFRD Chief Mark Foulks

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks was named the 2018-2019 "Fire Chief of the Year" by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association

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The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Celebrates #103
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Celebrates #103

1856. Monday marks the 103rd anniversary of the purchasing of the home and founding of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro. The group held its Second Annual Legacy Gathering Saturday night. They are raising funds to preserve the 1856 home on the corner of College and North Academy Streets.

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Thursday AM Blaze Damages Rucker Rd. Home
Thursday AM Blaze Damages Rucker Rd. Home

At 9:18AM Thursday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of Rucker Road.

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Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists
Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists

Tree limbs, brush and hedge trimming is not only creating bad "visible first impression" for visitors to Murfreesboro, it's also killing grass and becoming an obstacle to motorists driving city streets--especially at night.

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Busy Week Ahead For Murfreesboro City Schools
Busy Week Ahead For Murfreesboro City Schools

It's a busy week ahead for Murfreesboro City Schools. That includes a camp for pre-kindergarten students, a special celebration where new teachers sign their contracts with the system, and around the corner is the opening of the new Salem Elementary School.

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Ram's
Ram's "Crazy Days" Traffic Challenges

They're not called crazy days of summer for nothing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer twice and forewarns of potential road challenges for today through July 20, 2019 here in Murfreesboro.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Is Underway!
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Is Underway!

Murfreesboro's Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village at 402 S. Front Street is alive with the 42nd annual UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS is underway and drawing larger crowds. The event continues through Saturday night.

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2019 TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees
2019 TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

The 7th Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on Tuesday afternoon during the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual aonference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of its co-founder Dan Whittle.

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Murder Convict Asks Judge Bragg for a New Trial
Murder Convict Asks Judge Bragg for a New Trial

Murfreesboro Murder Convict recently appeared before Judge David Bragg asking for a new trial with the hopes of getting out of prison early.

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MUSIC: Uncle Dave Macon Days THIS WEEKEND in Murfreesboro
MUSIC: Uncle Dave Macon Days THIS WEEKEND in Murfreesboro

The lively festival competitions and the National Championships in music and dance that have made Uncle Dave Macon Days a success for the past 41 years is BACK this WEEKEND!

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Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.
Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.

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Fire Chiefs from Southeast US and TN Coming!
Fire Chiefs from Southeast US and TN Coming!

Fire chiefs from across the southeast will be in Murfreesboro this weekend and next week. Pre-conference classes will be held at the Embassy Suites this weekend, along with conference sessions starting Tuesday.

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Rutherford County Historical Society Meets Monday
Rutherford County Historical Society Meets Monday

If you love local history, the Rutherford County Historical Society meets at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday night in the Rutherford County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street. Tim James will tell the unique story of his father, Edsel Ford James, who started the Three-Ten Pipe and Tobacco Shop on East Main Street.

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UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets
UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets

The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.

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More on a Property Tax Increase for Murfreesboro
More on a Property Tax Increase for Murfreesboro

New property taxes for the growing City of Murfreesboro equal more money to operate the police, parks, codes departments and more. Councilman Ronnie Martin...

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City Council Approves Solid Waste Collection Guidelines
City Council Approves Solid Waste Collection Guidelines

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.

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US Youth Soccer Is In Murfreesboro Today - Sunday
US Youth Soccer Is In Murfreesboro Today - Sunday

US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Schedule Announced
2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Schedule Announced

US Youth Soccer has announced the participants and schedule for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, taking place July 10-14 at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Exchange Club of Murfreesboro makes donation to  The Family Center Tennessee
Exchange Club of Murfreesboro makes donation to The Family Center Tennessee

The donation of $25,000.00 was the total amount the Club has presented to Susan Galeas, Executive Director, The Family Center for 2018-2019.

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UPDATE: Murder of 18 year old woman - Case Headed to Court in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Murder of 18 year old woman - Case Headed to Court in Murfreesboro

A reckless homicide case that was investigated in Murfreesboro on March 13, 2019 will soon see the courtroom on June 21, 2019. Nathaniel Sherman, an intern at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office told WGNS...

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Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier
Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier

This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.

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Ram's Traffic Trouble Spots Through July 13
Ram's Traffic Trouble Spots Through July 13

Summertime traffic woes around construction sites are heating up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots today through July 13, 2019.

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"Declaration of Indepence" Read At Courthouse

At 9:00 o'clock on the 4th of July morning the Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) started a new tradition. The public gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse and listened to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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Murfreesboro Firework Regulations and More
Murfreesboro Firework Regulations and More

In the city limits of Murfreesboro, it is only permissible to use fireworks on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:00 pm. Seasonal sales of fireworks are only...

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Middle Point Landfill Names New General Manager
Middle Point Landfill Names New General Manager

Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.

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Youth Soccer Presidents Cup July 10-14 In 'Boro
Youth Soccer Presidents Cup July 10-14 In 'Boro

US Youth Soccer is proud to announce Murfreesboro, Tenn., and the Tennessee State Soccer Association will host the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14, at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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Local Fire Departments Battle 10-15 Acre Wheat Field Fire
Local Fire Departments Battle 10-15 Acre Wheat Field Fire

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) crews were dispatched to a brush fire located in a field at Kingdom Drive and Veterans Parkway around 2:50 Tuesday afternoon.

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Toot's WEST
Toot's WEST "Theme Restaurant" Opens This Friday

An exciting new chapter in Toot's Good Food and Fun restaurants opens this coming Friday with the firm's first "theme facility". Toot's WEST on the corner of Franklin Road (highway 96) and Rucker Lane welcomes the public on the day after Independence Day.

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Ram's Construction Areas To Avoid
Ram's Construction Areas To Avoid

Summer in the city, and construction crews are running full tilt. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists which grid-lock hot spots to avoid today through July 6, 2019.

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Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws
Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws

The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching, and Murfreesboro's Fire Rescue and Police departments are coordinating safety measures for those in the community who will be celebrating.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 12-13, 2019
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 12-13, 2019

Uncle Dave Macon Days will be at Cannonsburgh Village on July 12-13, 2019, and Influenced by the 2019 Heritage Award Winner is Balsam Range.

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Local Teacher Is Miss Tennessee
Local Teacher Is Miss Tennessee

On Saturday night, Murfreesboro City Schools' Brianna Mason was named the 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship competition in Knoxville. She is a first-grade teacher at Hobgood Elementary School.

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Friday Had Another Successful BLACKMAN BARBECUE!
Friday Had Another Successful BLACKMAN BARBECUE!

More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Was There A STARSHIP Chase Over The 'Boro Friday?
Was There A STARSHIP Chase Over The 'Boro Friday?

What was happening in the clouds over Murfreesboro Friday afternoon? Possibly a slow-motion galactic battle as two airships floated over the Heart of Tennessee.

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MINDFUL CARE Seeks New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home
MINDFUL CARE Seeks New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home

Mindful Care Adult Day Services is looking for a new home. The 12-year-old non-profit association has operated in donated space at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs FOOD!
Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs FOOD!

As the local population explodes, so does the need for non-perishable food to be distributed to needy individuals through the Salvation Army's Food Pantry.

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Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown
Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

The City of Murfreesboro finalized plans to sell city-owned land and develop an uptown hotel, condos and retail-office space. The old First Methodist bell tower and sanctuary will be preserved in the $1.8-million project.

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$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center
$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center

More than $150,000 was raised Thursday night for the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. A performance by Charlie Daniels was the main attraction for The Grove at Williamson Place, across from The Avenue.

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Coffee Shop's Everywhere--Reports Show It's Healthy!
Coffee Shop's Everywhere--Reports Show It's Healthy!

Everywhere you go in Murfreesboro, there seems to be a new coffee shop being built or it just opened. Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which has a coffee shop there as well, has a possible reason for this dramatic expansion.

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Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored
Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community.

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"The Wiz" Opens July 5th at Center for the Arts

The Wiz, a soul-filled version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a joyous retelling of Frank Baum's classic children's story grounded in contemporary African-American culture.It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM along with matinees at 2:00PM Sundays from July 5-21, 2019.

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BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!
BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!

A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.

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Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom
Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.

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CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU
CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU

Brothers Michael and Aden Luchtefeld didn't have to fly in for the Civil Air Patrol national E-Tech Engineering Technologies Academy like many of their fellow cadets had to do this week at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Murfreesboro Fire Asst. Chief Allen Swader Retires
Murfreesboro Fire Asst. Chief Allen Swader Retires

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.

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DAR Reads Declaration of Independence 7/4 On Square
DAR Reads Declaration of Independence 7/4 On Square

The Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:00 o'clock this coming Independance Day morning in front of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls
POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls

The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.

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 Debunking Myths about Sun Exposure
Debunking Myths about Sun Exposure

Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.

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MPD Officers Get Advanced Training
MPD Officers Get Advanced Training

Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen continues to encourage his staff to expand their education on a regular basis. Several local officers attended FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Associaton (LEEDA) classes in Humble, Texas and Springfield, Missouri.

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MED Offers Free Tree Pruning Near Power Lines
MED Offers Free Tree Pruning Near Power Lines

Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.

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Tuesday Morning Home Fire On Carrington Place
Tuesday Morning Home Fire On Carrington Place

Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.

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Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries
Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries

Phone tips to CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. NO ONE, not even the police, will know your identity.

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Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser
Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place

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New Electronic Fare System On All Rover Buses!
New Electronic Fare System On All Rover Buses!

Rover, the City's public transportation service, is implementing a new electronic fare system to improve customer service payment options. The new system began is now operating on all Rover routes

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Early Monday Morning Car Fire At University Commons
Early Monday Morning Car Fire At University Commons

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal is asking for the public's assistance with an early Monday (6/24/2019), morning vehicle fire at University Commons located at 1245 Old Lascassas Road.

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July 13 Will Be A Historical Day In Murfreesboro
July 13 Will Be A Historical Day In Murfreesboro

Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

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Will A Kenyan School Go
Will A Kenyan School Go "Big Blue"?

Middle Tennessee State University is exploring ways to add a Kenyan institution to its roster of international partners for academic collaboration and as a source for new international students.

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Ram' Predictions:
Ram' Predictions: "Wet & Wild"!

Summer is officially here, but June is wrapping-up "wet". Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran predicts where motorists challenges will occur today through June 29, 2019.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Contact MPD.
Do You Recognize This Man? Contact MPD.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect at Carriage Park Townehouses on E. Northfield Boulevard.

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Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro
Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro

Lulu Roman, star of the iconic TV series, "Hee Haw", is the Celebrity Chef for Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro event slated for 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, September 12, 2019 at Hop Springs.

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Greenway Trail Extension in Murfreesboro Equals Almost 5 Extra Miles
Greenway Trail Extension in Murfreesboro Equals Almost 5 Extra Miles

Once complete, the extension adds almost five miles to the concrete walkway between the Cason Lane trail head and Barfield Park.

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Citizens Police Academy Selling 9/11 Memorial Bricks
Citizens Police Academy Selling 9/11 Memorial Bricks

Personalized bricks are being sold to pay for updates to the 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on 940 New Salem Highway.

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Sarah Callender Named Main Street's New Executve Director
Sarah Callender Named Main Street's New Executve Director

Sarah Callender has been hired by the Main Street Board of Directors as the organization's new executive director. She takes on her new role in a week, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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NARCAN in Murfreesboro helping to Reverse Opioid Overdoses
NARCAN in Murfreesboro helping to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

The fight on opioid abuse continues and that fight has led the Murfreesboro Police Department to take a more extensive approach in fighting overdoses with a drug called NARCAN. MPD Police Chief Michael Bowen stated...

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Are You Concerned With Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Are You Concerned With Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease strike fear in families, and that is why Greenhouse Ministries encourages everyone to attend two free workshops that are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings, June 27 and July 11, 2019 at their 309 S. Spring Street location.

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Hot time, summer in the city brings challenges for motorists. Since summer officially arrives this week, here are Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's suggested areas of concern for today through June 22, 2019.

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Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!
Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!

Dads deserve more than a pair of dress socks this Father's Day. And while they might be perfectly satisfied with breakfast tacos in bed, Murfreesboro's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital notes that the men in your life would benefit longer-term from a frank conversation about health.

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Central Magnet Again In THE GREAT RACE
Central Magnet Again In THE GREAT RACE

MTSU junior Jacob Hendrixson wanted to be around cars and work on cars when he started Central Magnet School's Car Club four years ago. Now he wants to race them.

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WOMAN'S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!
WOMAN'S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!

The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve their historic house is set for 5-9PM on Saturday evening, July 20, 2019 at the Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St.

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City Council Raises Taxes...FY 2020 Approved!
City Council Raises Taxes...FY 2020 Approved!

The Murfreesboro City Council improved its first increase in over two-decades. With the new rate, an owner of a home of the average value in Rutherford County, $233,000, will pay about $16.50 more monthly effective July 1, 2019. That's roughly $0.54 cents a day.

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Possible Drug Overdose, Two Found Unconscious at Murfreesboro Gas Station
Possible Drug Overdose, Two Found Unconscious at Murfreesboro Gas Station

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.

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Firefighters Installing FREE Smoke Detectors Saturday
Firefighters Installing FREE Smoke Detectors Saturday

Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.

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Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020
Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020

The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.

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The Boro' Welcomes INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST
The Boro' Welcomes INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST

The International FolkFest continues through Sunday here in Murfreesboro and the mid-state. One Wednesday night, the dance troupes from the Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands performed alongside our own Cripple Creek Cloggers at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.

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Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020
Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020

Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland on WGNS Action Line 8:10-9:00AM Wednesday morning.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here, and that brings chalenges to motorists who are maneuvering Murfreesboro's construction project. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran offers this information to make you day better. This is for today throuugh June 15 , 2019.

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UPDATE: Box at local GOP office
UPDATE: Box at local GOP office

A package found outside the the Rutherford County Republican Party office on Friday. An employee took it inside, opened the package and saw what appeared to be a possible explosive device.

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New Community Park in Blackman - No Timeline
New Community Park in Blackman - No Timeline

The new community park in the Blackman area is still on go, but when? Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland updated WGNS...

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Ram's Summer Fun Road Report
Ram's Summer Fun Road Report

As you read Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's road report, sing any of the summer fun songs that were popular when you were growing up. This covers today through Jue 8, 2019.

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Mindful Care Adult Day Services Brings SMILES
Mindful Care Adult Day Services Brings SMILES

Mindful Care Adult Day Services offers supervised activities to persons with early dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It allows their caregivers to have some time for work or other activities. Those persons are usually their grown children or other relatives.

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Subject Charged with 2 Counts of Rape Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery in Murfreesboro
Subject Charged with 2 Counts of Rape Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery in Murfreesboro

Daniel Sullivan was originally taken into custody in January of 2018 after being charged with two counts of rape. At the time of his arrest, Sullivan was attending college in Murfreesboro.

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Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night
Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night

A local legend slipped quietly into heaven during the 8:00 o'clock hour Thursday evening. Dr. Liz Rhea touched many in her 85 years of caring and helping others. Visitation will be 10:00AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Fr. Stephen Brett and Fr. John Sims Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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School Voucher
School Voucher "Like" Bill to become Law

The freshman governor navigated a bumpy legislative path to score his most prominent policy win yet with the voucher-like proposal.

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RCSO Jail Administrator Chris Fly Honored
RCSO Jail Administrator Chris Fly Honored

Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.

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Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau
Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau

The Farm Bureau Insurance office in a strip center at 2864 South Church Street had an older customer accidentally hit the accelerator, jump the curb, and slam through the building a little before 8:00AM Wednesday morning.

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Kristy Ahlgrim  Now Head of Nursing at St. Thomas Rutherford
Kristy Ahlgrim Now Head of Nursing at St. Thomas Rutherford

Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Baby Fair Set THIS Saturday 10AM-2PM at Hospital
Baby Fair Set THIS Saturday 10AM-2PM at Hospital

There is a free BABY FAIR this coming Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Center Parkway.

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Imagine Owning a Rolls Royce with 22,000+ Miles on it
Imagine Owning a Rolls Royce with 22,000+ Miles on it

Imagine owning a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. Imagine the story behind one purchased in Europe with only about 22,000 miles on it over 40 years ago.

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Ram's
Ram's "Here Comes The Traffic" Report

The Memorial Day weekend ushers-in school being out, vacations and traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through June 1, 2019.

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Memorial Day:
Memorial Day: "Echoing The Sounds of Sirens"

Emergency responders in Rutherford County did not have a holiday over the Memorial Day weekend. Whether you were on a boat, by a pool or on land--the windless, sultry air was mostly filled with "the sounds of sirens".

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WW II Era B-17 Bomber Flying over Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson Counties
WW II Era B-17 Bomber Flying over Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson Counties

You may have actually seen a B17 fly over you home in Rutherford, Davidson or Wilson Counties on Thursday afternoon.

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Man accused of raping male teen at a party in Murfreesboro
Man accused of raping male teen at a party in Murfreesboro

A 26-year-old man by the name of Austin Poteete has been arrested in Murfreesboro and charged with "Rape," according to a police arrest report.

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Emergency Responders Say
Emergency Responders Say "When It Rains, It Pours"!

The half-hour between 9:45 and 10:15 Wednesday morning proved to be a busy one for emergency responders. Some big rigs near Cracker Barrell off South Church Street snagged some lines and created issues for AT&T. Minutes after that, a construction accident in Shelton Square, a life-style community off Florence Road, resulted in a cut gas line.

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Mental Health Priorities on the MTSU Campus and Special Training
Mental Health Priorities on the MTSU Campus and Special Training

Mental health issues are a growing concern in our society. MTSU is diving into the issue by helping those closest to them. Cynthia Chafin, Associate Director for Community Programs for the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services stated...

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2020 Heart Ball Co-Chairs Named
2020 Heart Ball Co-Chairs Named

Kristen and Blake Finney and Courtney and Rob Wilder as the co-chairs for next year's 2020 Rutherford Heart Ball. Additionally, Heart survivor, seven-year-old Hadley East, daughter of Brock and Jenny East, named honoree of the evening.

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MTSU Trustees Meet May 29th, Wednesday
MTSU Trustees Meet May 29th, Wednesday

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announces the following committee will meet May 29th, Wednesday in the second floor meeting room 203 at the Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street.

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More Trash Talk for Murfreesboro and the County Landfill
More Trash Talk for Murfreesboro and the County Landfill

More talk about the landfill, which has a lifespan of less than 8 years now. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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UPDATE: No Statuate of Limitations for Certain Felony Child Sex Abuse Cases
UPDATE: No Statuate of Limitations for Certain Felony Child Sex Abuse Cases

UPDATE: As heard last week on WGNS, there will no longer be a statute of limitations in felony child sex abuse cases if the crime took place when the victim was less than 13 years of age. The new bill on the statute will go into effect this coming July (2019).

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Two Pedestrians Hit Friday Night--One Was Killed
Two Pedestrians Hit Friday Night--One Was Killed

Two adult pedestrians were struck by a passing car around 10:00 o'clock Friday night, while walking along Northwest Broad Street near West Clark Boulevard.

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Ram's Hot & Sunny Traffic Jam Formula
Ram's Hot & Sunny Traffic Jam Formula

Those hot, sunny days are here and that ingredient often makes for traffic congestion in construction areas. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid today through May 25, 2019.

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Middlepoint Landfill Working To Stop Odor
Middlepoint Landfill Working To Stop Odor

If you smell the Middlepoint Landfill, let them know about it. If you detect landfill odor, please contact Middlepoint Landfill at (615) 782-5500.

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John Goad Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Friday Morning
John Goad Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Friday Morning

There was a fatal one-vehicle crash around 7:23 Friday morning on Kings Ridge Drive, near the new Aldi grocery store and Memorial Boulevard.

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Family Dollar Store Robbed Wednesday
Family Dollar Store Robbed Wednesday

Family Dollar Store at 1664 Memorial Boulevard was robbed around 1:30PM Wednesday afternoon. Police believe it was the same man who robbed another Family Dollar Store 13-days earlier across town on Lascassas Pike.

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Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Held at MPD
Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Held at MPD

Thursday morning provided a beautiful spring morning filled with sunshine, no wind and the temperature around 70. It was the perfect backdrop for the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance Service held in the Memory Gardens in front of the new Murfreesboro Police Department at 1004 N. Highland Avenue.

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FY 2020 Tax Increase Proposed for Murfreesboro
FY 2020 Tax Increase Proposed for Murfreesboro

The rough draft of the 2020 fiscal year budget for the City of Murfreesboro calls for a property tax increase, plus monthly fees for garbage pickup.

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TSSAA Spring Fling Nearing - End of Month
TSSAA Spring Fling Nearing - End of Month

COMING UP: The TSSAA Spring Fling will take place throughout Rutherford County this month. The sports will include Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Tennis and Soccer.

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MPD Needs Your Help
MPD Needs Your Help

Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect who is believed to have been involved in taking a guitar and then pawning the instrument.

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Peace Officers Memorial Day Service 10AM THIS Morning
Peace Officers Memorial Day Service 10AM THIS Morning

For the second year, Murfreesboro Police Department's Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service will be held at 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday, 5/16/2019) in the Memorial Garden at the new headquarters building at 1004 Highland Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend.

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REPORT: TBI Releases
REPORT: TBI Releases "Crime in Tennessee" Statistics

This week the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 'Crime in Tennessee' report, which details the volume and nature of criminal across the state.

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City Tile Showcases Beautiful Renovation at BAH
City Tile Showcases Beautiful Renovation at BAH

Tuesday night's Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS AFTER HOURS was hosted by the just renovated City Tile and Floor Covering, 223 South Spring Street. A constant flow of local community leaders enjoyed the Young family's fellowship and did business networking and business card swaps.

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Do You Qualify for
Do You Qualify for "CHOICES PROGRAM"?

You may be surprised at how the LEGAL AID SOCIETY helps so many. Do you or a friend qualify for the "CHOICES PROGRAM"?

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"Les Misérables School Edition" Opens Friday Night

The multi-award-winning musical Les Misérables School Edition, opens this Friday night at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 (May 17 - June 2, 2019).

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Military Training In Murfreesboro
Military Training In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police report that military training activities took place Saturday night (5/11/2019) at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Boulevard. These exercises will continue the following weekend.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

A blend of wet and dry, this time of the year presents unique challenges to construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists that these "stop and go conditions" expand to roadways as well. Here are road challenges today through May 18, 2019.

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MTSU Focuses On Improving MENTAL HEALTH
MTSU Focuses On Improving MENTAL HEALTH

May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Offers MORE and MORE!
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Offers MORE and MORE!

One breaking news item after another at the Uncle Dave Macon Days preview held Thursday at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Coming are new degree at MTSU, another festival has been born, a musical merger of local roots as the symphony joins Uncle Dave and much more.

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4th Successful Salvation Army'
4th Successful Salvation Army' "Beyond The Bells"

There was a packed house at Wednesday's 4th Annual BEYOND THE BELLS luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Bryan Barrett received the Partner In Mission Award.

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OAKLANDS MANSION Has Free Admission Saturday
OAKLANDS MANSION Has Free Admission Saturday

FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend this coming Saturday (5/1/2019) for FREE ADMISSION at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. Open 10:00AM - 4:00PM.

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NOW HIRING: Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Friday
NOW HIRING: Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Friday

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's American Job Center (AJC) in Murfreesboro will host a hiring event for Yates Services and Envision AESC this Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m

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New Charity Circle
New Charity Circle "Caroling Party" June 6, 2019

Mark your calendars for the newest of Charity Circle's historic "caroling parties," Cocktails at Copper Ridge on Thursday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m., 3597 Betty Ford Road.

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Murfreesboro Hires New SIGN and ELECTRICAL
Murfreesboro Hires New SIGN and ELECTRICAL

The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has added two new employees. Teresa Stevens has been hired as the new Sign Administrator and William "Preston" Hunsucker has been hired as an Electrical Inspector.

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HOLD THE DATE: July 12-13, Uncle Dave Macon Days
HOLD THE DATE: July 12-13, Uncle Dave Macon Days

The 41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Cannonsburgh Village comes alive on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, 2019.

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Congrats To 2,529 New True Blue Alumni!
Congrats To 2,529 New True Blue Alumni!

There were 2,529 new MTSU alumni created with three commencement ceremonies over the weekend. Guest speakers said the True Blue grads could all plan on bright futures, but that they need to be ready to ask questions, take risks and react to the detours along the way.

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Tour MFRD Newest...Fire Hall #4
Tour MFRD Newest...Fire Hall #4

Tours of Murfreesboro's newest and technology filled fire hall #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway amazed residents on Saturday, and it continues 1:00-4:00PM Sunday (5/5/2019).

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First It Rains, and then It Don't--Ram's Road Forecast
First It Rains, and then It Don't--Ram's Road Forecast

A mix of rain along with periods of sunshine, that's what it's like in Middle Tennessee this time of the year. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns about areas for motorists to avoid in the quickly changing 'Boro atmosphere.

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UNITY at Annual MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST
UNITY at Annual MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST

It has been 13-years since the tradition of having a MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST was started by Greenhouse Ministries. Thursday morning's turnout at the Mid-TN Expo Center showed the power of diversity in uniting people as well as denominations.

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MFRD Station #4 Open House This Sat. and Sun.
MFRD Station #4 Open House This Sat. and Sun.

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department invites the public to tour the new Fire Station #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway from 1:00 to 4:00PM this coming Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

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Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?
Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?

Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall was on the WGNS' ACTION LINE Tuesday morning addressing listener questions dealing with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget that includes possible tax increases, traffic issues, construction underway for a new airport terminal and other items.

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Focus on the Boro Photography Contest - Submit Photos Now
Focus on the Boro Photography Contest - Submit Photos Now

You can submit your photos between now and May 3rd at the Murfreesboro City Hall inside the rotunda at the entrance.

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"The Darkest Time of Night" Excited Woman's Club

The pre-Civil War Italiante style home on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro's historic district was was alive with a popular Ladies Night Out dinner. The mixed gender audience enjoyed dinner and conversation from channel 4's Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley.

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Ram's
Ram's "Not Too Cold, Not Too Hot"--Traffic For All!

This is one of the most productive constructive seasons--not too hot and not too cold. That's why crews are everywhere, and traffic jams are nearby. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid now through May 4, 2019.

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Journalist Dan Whittle Passes Away
Journalist Dan Whittle Passes Away

Longtime community newspaper columnist Dan Whittle has passed away Thursday. The popular humorist, writer, story teller and broadcaster died Thursday morning. Visitation 3-7PM Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna, funeral service there at 1PM Saturday, burial follows at the Mapleview Cemetery.

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BIG Senior Fair May 10th @ Patterson Community Center
BIG Senior Fair May 10th @ Patterson Community Center

The Myrtle Glanton Lord branch of the Rutherford County Library System and Patterson Park Community Center are co-sponsoring "Connections - A Senior Fair". This free event will be held in the adult gym at the Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard, from 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, May 10th, until 1:00 that afternoon.

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Graffiti Vandals Caught--Agree To Repaint Wall
Graffiti Vandals Caught--Agree To Repaint Wall

Here's an UPDATE on this past weekend's graffiti vandalism story from Murfreesboro Police. The two youth have been identified, and the property owner has made arrangements with the vandals to repaint the wall. The property owner has decided not to file charges.

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Like the popular song said, "Some days are diamonds, some days are coal." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's also the case with how this time of the year impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's Ram's report for today through April 27, 2019.

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Hometown Heroes Walk Next Friday
Hometown Heroes Walk Next Friday

Hot competition for the GOLDEN SNEAKERS AWARD that will be presented to the team with the most walkers at this coming Friday's 2019 Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.

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City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award
City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award

"On two separate days, Matthew Rice did an excellent job in apprehending or assisting with the apprehension of Felony suspects involved in repeated incidents of violent offenses and the suspect in numerous home and auto burglaries..."

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Grandmother Falls Victim Allegedly to Granddaughter
Grandmother Falls Victim Allegedly to Granddaughter

A 79-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud in recent weeks.

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UPDATE:  Deputy Hit By Motorist
UPDATE: Deputy Hit By Motorist

The Rutherford County Sheriffs deputy who was hit by a motorist while directing traffic at a crash scene on Friday night is now at home recovering.

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Upcoming DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Upcoming DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County

Reports indicate officers will be working moving Alcohol Saturation Patrols (ASP) from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and then conducting the Sobriety Checkpoints on Murfreesboro Road.

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Down With The Old, UP With The New Airport Terminal
Down With The Old, UP With The New Airport Terminal

Construction crews have begun to dismantle the old 1952 Murfreesboro Airport terminal, and make way for a new $4.5-million facility.

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Mindful Care Honored Ernest Burgess Last Friday Night
Mindful Care Honored Ernest Burgess Last Friday Night

More than 70 friends and family members gathered recently at the Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro to honor the achievements of Ernest Burgess. The event was sponsored by Mindful Care Adult Day Services.

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Monday Afternoon Crash On Broad Created Jam
Monday Afternoon Crash On Broad Created Jam

Around 5:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on NW Broad Street and Northfield, in front of Krogers, brought westbound traffic to a crawl.

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Ram's Roads Challenges Through April 20, 2019
Ram's Roads Challenges Through April 20, 2019

Spring is definitely in the air, and so is that desire to be outside. Mix that with all of the construction that's going on, and you have a recipe for traffic. Ram Balachandran looks at his computer readout and tells you where grid-lock might occur between today and April 20, 2019.

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Campus School Celebrates 90-Years THIS Tuesday
Campus School Celebrates 90-Years THIS Tuesday

Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday afternoon.

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MTSU Easter Egg Hunt 2-4PM this SUNDAY!
MTSU Easter Egg Hunt 2-4PM this SUNDAY!

One of MTSU's fun family events, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, is set this from 2:00 until 4:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon (4/14/2019) on the lawn of the President's Home at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Ground Broken on Habitat's
Ground Broken on Habitat's "Legacy Pointe" Subdivision

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on 18-acres of land on Twin Oak Drive in Murfreesboro that will become the non-profit's first sub-division development, Legacy Pointe.

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BEWARE: Mumps Has Hit The Mid-State
BEWARE: Mumps Has Hit The Mid-State

Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.

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Center for the Arts BASH, A Huge Success!
Center for the Arts BASH, A Huge Success!

Those attending Saturday evening's Masquerade Bash at The Center for the Arts wore cocktail attire and many had masks. It was a packed house for the dinner, auction and dancing. Plus, Andrea Loughry was presented the Arts Advocate of the Year award.

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Explosion at VIE Apartments in Murfreesboro
Explosion at VIE Apartments in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: At approximately 4:11 a.m. Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to reports of a possible explosion that may have been caused by some type of improvised explosive device at the Vie Apartments, 1345 Wenlon Dr.

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MFRD Activates BURN BAN For Next Few Days
MFRD Activates BURN BAN For Next Few Days

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas has instructed his Community Risk Reduction Division staff to cease all permission to burn within the city limits of Murfreesboro for the next several days.

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Links to Funeral Home Websites (including addresses & phone numbers)
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Operation Incognito in Tennessee by Dept. of Safety
Operation Incognito in Tennessee by Dept. of Safety

The Operation Incognito campaign was developed last year to evolve Tennessee's statewide distracted driving enforcement...

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Toot's West Is Opening In Weeks...SOON Hiring!
Toot's West Is Opening In Weeks...SOON Hiring!

Toot's West is nearing completion, and owner Wade Hays says their opening is in weeks. The restaurant is at 4213 Franklin Road at Rucker Lane.

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Education Savings Plan Could Pass in TN, Allowing Money for Private Schools
Education Savings Plan Could Pass in TN, Allowing Money for Private Schools

School vouchers maybe out in Tennessee, but what may pass the state legislation this year is the Education Savings Account (ESA).

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The Question of What to do with TRASH in Rutherford County Continues
The Question of What to do with TRASH in Rutherford County Continues

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said one idea being discussed is building a composting facility...

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Nearing 100--Murfreesboro Rotary Still Helps Others!
Nearing 100--Murfreesboro Rotary Still Helps Others!

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary, and on Tuesday this active group presented a $3,600 grant to the Boys and Girls Club.

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Ascension St. Thomas FREE Medical Check-Up Saturday
Ascension St. Thomas FREE Medical Check-Up Saturday

Don't let money stop you from getting a medical check-up. Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a health clinic starting at 8:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning and continuing until 1:00 in the afternoon. It will be at Central Magnet School, 701 East Main Street.

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Ram's Springtime Road Fun!
Ram's Springtime Road Fun!

Spring is definitely in the air, even the smell of cut grass. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid road challenges today through April 13th.

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Oakland High Competes
Oakland High Competes

Oakland High School Automotive Technology student competed in the state Skills Competition. The school's education classes did well also.

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10th Annual PAWS & PEARLS Better Than Ever!
10th Annual PAWS & PEARLS Better Than Ever!

Beesley Animal Foundation's 10th Annual Paws & Pearls on Saturday night at The Grove at Williamson Place was sold-out in advance of this popular event.

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UPDATE on the Future of the Old First Methodist Church Site in Murfreesboro
UPDATE on the Future of the Old First Methodist Church Site in Murfreesboro

More news on a new downtown Murfreesboro hotel and condominium facility. City Council Member Eddie Smotherman updates WGNS on the future site of what was once home to First Methodist Church on College a North Church Streets.

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Friday's Rain Moves Special Olympics To Wednesday
Friday's Rain Moves Special Olympics To Wednesday

Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).

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Murfreesboro Gets Grant To Help Homeless
Murfreesboro Gets Grant To Help Homeless

The Murfreesboro City Council approved the acceptance and application of $150,000 federal HUD grants to address homelessness.

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Beesley Animal Foundation Helps Furry Friends
Beesley Animal Foundation Helps Furry Friends

As Murfreesboro's population explodes, so does the public's support of the Beesley Animal Foundation. That was obvious at the non-profit's Thursday night patron's party and this coming Saturday's Paws and Pearls.

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Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin #1 in Nation
Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin #1 in Nation

The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.

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Farms in Rutherford County and Beyond for Easter Fun
Farms in Rutherford County and Beyond for Easter Fun

"It's time to find your inner child and get hopping to Lucky Ladd Farms for Nashville's famous Bunny and Brew - Adult Egg Hunt," said Amy Ladd of Lucky Ladd Farms of Rutherford County.

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Overall Creek Gets a Dairy Cow (at least for a few hours)
Overall Creek Gets a Dairy Cow (at least for a few hours)

A Mobile Dairy Classroom was at Overall Creek Elementary School on Wednesday morning (April 3) in Murfreesboro.

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Community Leader Myers Parsons, Sr. Dies At 97
Community Leader Myers Parsons, Sr. Dies At 97

Murfreesboro has lost another legend. 97-year old Myers Browning Parsons, Sr. passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Foster Care in Tennessee
Foster Care in Tennessee

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.

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Siegel High Football Player Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Siegel High Football Player Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Connor Ott, son of Carl and Caroline Coleman Ott, earned his Eagle Scout rank this past March with Murfreesboro's St. Mark's Methodist Troop 398.

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Riverdale hosts for College Career Signing day April 5
Riverdale hosts for College Career Signing day April 5

Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro will host their Inaugural College & Career Signing Day this Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00am.

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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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Sunset Ave. Woman Dead...Husband Charged
Sunset Ave. Woman Dead...Husband Charged

Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.

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April Boro Art Crawl celebrates Earth Day
April Boro Art Crawl celebrates Earth Day

The April Boro Art Crawl celebrates Earth Day with a variety of visual and multimedia artists on Friday April 12, 6-9pm in Murfreesboro, TN.

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Teen Enters Olympia Place Home Sunday Afternoon And Fires Shots!
Teen Enters Olympia Place Home Sunday Afternoon And Fires Shots!

A Murfreesboro resident was awaken from a nap Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise inside his Olympia Place home. He spotted a teen standing in the hallway brandishing a pistol. The teen fired three shots and fled. Police later apprehend the suspect on a bike.

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TN Equality Group Meets 6PM Monday At Green Dragon
TN Equality Group Meets 6PM Monday At Green Dragon

Members of the Tennessee Equality Project's Rutherford County Committee and allies will gather at 6:30PM Monday night in the Green Dragon Pub in Murfreesboro to work on plans to defeat what they describe as "six anti-LGBTQ bills before the Tennessee General Assembly".

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Local Sports Medicine Icon Dr. Tommy Johns Dies
Local Sports Medicine Icon Dr. Tommy Johns Dies

Funeral services for Dr Tommy Johns: VISITATION 4:00-8:00PM Thursday; FUNERAL 3PM Friday, both at World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Rd. Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Charge of arrangements.

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Welcome To The Boro TN National Guard!
Welcome To The Boro TN National Guard!

The National Guard Association of Tennessees State has achieved a milestone. Their 90th Conference is going on through Sunday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Ram's Springtime Travels
Ram's Springtime Travels

This is the most beautiful time of the year. Trees in colorful full bloom, flowers and work crews catching up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid while traveling around the 'Boro now through April 6, 2019.

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New Library, Clerk's Office, DMV, Fire Station and more!
New Library, Clerk's Office, DMV, Fire Station and more!

The city and county are uniting and saving tax dollars with the idea of locating several services at the corner of Fortress Boulevard and Blaze Drive.

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"Last Call 4 Grace" Laugh It Up Fundraiser!

"Last Call 4 Comedy" is having a unique fundraiser at Believers' Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Boulevard, starting at 6:30 Thursday night, April 4, 2019. Tickets are $25 per person (two for $40), starting with a dessert and coffee.

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April Shows, Fools, Earth and more--just ahead!
April Shows, Fools, Earth and more--just ahead!

April Fools Day is this coming Monday, so be ready for a month of fun activities. That includes the Boro Art Crawl, Earth Day

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MTSU's 6th Go Round On Billboard's School List
MTSU's 6th Go Round On Billboard's School List

MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard's annual list of America's top music business schools for the sixth year, once again joining its counterparts across the country as top producers of ready-to-work music industry pros.

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Help Needed:  Do You Know This Man?
Help Needed: Do You Know This Man?

This person of interest is wanted in connection with an auto break-in, stealing credit card and using ATM's. If your tip to CrimeStoppers leads to an arrest, it could be worth a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Local MASTER GARDENERS Helping Others
Local MASTER GARDENERS Helping Others

Spring is definitely in the air, and Rutherford County master gardeners are offering free classes and programs throughout the community over the next few weeks.

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MPD Cutting Edge--Cybercrime and Digtal Forensics
MPD Cutting Edge--Cybercrime and Digtal Forensics

Murfreesboro Police are on the cutting edge when it comes to investigations. Congratulations are in order for Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Detective Tyler Smith who received the United States Attorney Awards For Excellence in Law Enforcement.

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Help MPD Find The CROWBAR BURGLARS
Help MPD Find The CROWBAR BURGLARS

Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

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Ideas To Help Veterans Promoted At MTSU
Ideas To Help Veterans Promoted At MTSU

Officials from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services and Tennessee Higher Education Commission met Tuesday (3/26/2019) with leaders from the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart
MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department fought two fires Wednesday night: at 7:00PM they went to The Cove at Center Point I on Brown Road. A half-hour later, units rushed to Belle Aire Apartments on Sloan Street.

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Jack E. Forrest Died Monday Night In House Fire
Jack E. Forrest Died Monday Night In House Fire

The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.

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NAACP Set for 4PM Saturday, April 13, 2019
NAACP Set for 4PM Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Annual Women In NAACP Spring Tea is set for 4:00 to 5:00PM on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019, at Bradley Academy Cultural Center and Museum.

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MTSU Alumni Spring Showcase
MTSU Alumni Spring Showcase

There are numerous activities, events, classes, sporting events and more available to alumni and university friends during the upcoming MTSU Spring Showcase April 5-13, 2019.

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Mercados Marias Grocery--$4,000 Reported Stolen
Mercados Marias Grocery--$4,000 Reported Stolen

Murfreesboro Police answered a burglary call to Mercados Marias Grocery at 264 Heritage Park Drive. Surveillance video showed an unknown subject using a crowbar to break open the side door.

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DOORS OF HOPE Class of 2019
DOORS OF HOPE Class of 2019

A new beginning started Monday evening for the DOORS OF HOPE graduating class of 2019.

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Hazardous Waste Collection In Two-Weeks
Hazardous Waste Collection In Two-Weeks

Hear's a "heads-up", you have two-weeks to finish cleaning out that garage or attic before the local HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection from 8:00 to noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

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Suspect Runs UP Credit Card Bill In 'Boro!
Suspect Runs UP Credit Card Bill In 'Boro!

One man appears to have gone on a shopping binge in the 'Boro, but Murfreesboro Police say the culprit was using someone else's credit card. If you know this suspect, call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-2717.

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Armed Man Pounding On Apartment Door
Armed Man Pounding On Apartment Door

Murfreesboro Police rushed to a Wenlon Drive apartment after receiving reports that an armed man was pounding on the door.

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Monday Night Kirkwood Ave. Blaze Kills One
Monday Night Kirkwood Ave. Blaze Kills One

Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.

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CAP Motivates MTSU Students
CAP Motivates MTSU Students

Though he considers himself an introvert who grew up in a camping trailer in the middle of the desert behind a garage and experienced a tough upbringing, Civil Air Patrol Maj. Gen. Mark Smith's extroverted side brought motivation and inspiration to an overflow Middle Tennessee State University classroom.

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STEM Expo Explodes--8 Times Larger!
STEM Expo Explodes--8 Times Larger!

Rutherford County's STEM Expo has grown from 22 projects and displays to 92 last year and 164 this year. Wednesday night's STEM Expo was nearly eight times the size it was in 2017.

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Rep, Baum Eliminates
Rep, Baum Eliminates "Fitness Tax" on Small Gyms

State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) has successfully guided House Bill 1138 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Affordable Housing in Murfreesboro is $300,000
Affordable Housing in Murfreesboro is $300,000

Changes in federal funding for public housing are driving redevelopment of public housing in Murfreesboro. Mayor Shane McFarland said that the costs are all federally covered and that the idea of renovating existing government housing is too costly...

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City Council Approves Next Step Of Improved Sidewalks On Mercury Blvd.
City Council Approves Next Step Of Improved Sidewalks On Mercury Blvd.

On Thursday evening the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $235,870 contract with Neel Schaffer, Inc. That study is reportedly needed before Phase 2 of the federally funded grant can begin that would enhance the sidewalk and pedestrian safety along Mercury Boulevard.

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CMS Student Authors At Linebaugh On April 4, 2019
CMS Student Authors At Linebaugh On April 4, 2019

Four students from the English class of Central Magnet School (CMS) teacher, Cynthia Head, will be selling and signing copies of their work at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30 - 6:00PM.

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Oscar-nominated 'RBG' Shares With MTSU
Oscar-nominated 'RBG' Shares With MTSU

Although "RBG" was a box-office winner and an Academy Award-nominated documentary, its funding and production took years to achieve, according to the keynote speaker for MTSU National Women's History Month activities.

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19 MCS Teachers Honored
19 MCS Teachers Honored

Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Address Delegates at 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Address Delegates at 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee - a former 4-Her himself growing up in Williamson County - will talk to the more than 300 9th and 10th grade youth attending Tennessee 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro this year.

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Nissan Grants Local Habitat $96K and Starts Build!
Nissan Grants Local Habitat $96K and Starts Build!

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity will receive a grant of $96,000 as part of a $1 million donation from Nissan North America to support local Habitats across the U.S. Nissan's fourteenth build in Rutherford County started last week.

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR
Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR

Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal on April 26, 2019 at a special presentation in Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

A rollercoaster from winter to spring, and this creates traffic challenges around area construction sites. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and March 23rd.

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MTSU:  Long Service To Low Income Students
MTSU: Long Service To Low Income Students

President Sidney A. McPhee underscored MTSU's standing as a destination of choice for first-generation students and its long success in helping low-income students who meet admission standards overcome obstacles often posed by tuition and fees.

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Household Waste Collection April 6 and Nov. 9, 2019
Household Waste Collection April 6 and Nov. 9, 2019

You may wish to start cleaning out the garage, attic and storage building for the HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection that's scheduled for Saturdays April 6th and again seven months later, November 2, 2019.

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Police Release Name Of Woman Killed Wednesday
Police Release Name Of Woman Killed Wednesday

Police have identified 18-year old Carmen E. Simmons of Christiana as the woman shot in the face and killed last Wednesday night on Forrest Street.

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April 2nd Equali-Tea on
April 2nd Equali-Tea on "Sippin' Whiskey"!

The third annual Equali-Tea will begin at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E Bell Street. The keynote address focuses on Fawn Weaver helping to reshape the history of Tennessee's official sippin' whiskey.

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Woman Dies...Shot In Face On Forrest Street
Woman Dies...Shot In Face On Forrest Street

Murfreesboro Police were called to a home on Forrest Street Wednesday night where they found a woman who had been shot in the face. She was rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased.

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9th Annual Bald in the Boro This Friday
9th Annual Bald in the Boro This Friday

Dr. Jeremy Harrison, a Pediatrician at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, came up with the idea of hosting "Bald in the Boro" annually...

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Mercury in Local Fish from the East Fork Stones River Result in Advisory from State
Mercury in Local Fish from the East Fork Stones River Result in Advisory from State

The advisory is the result of fish tissue sampling at multiple stations in the summer and fall of 2018, which indicated that in species such as smallmouth bass and largemouth bass, mercury trigger points recommended by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration are being exceeded.

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Highway Patrol Checkpoint THIS SUNDAY in Murfreesboro
Highway Patrol Checkpoint THIS SUNDAY in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning several upcoming checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area...

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Confederate Soldier Statue On Square Defaced
Confederate Soldier Statue On Square Defaced

The statue commemorating Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro was defaced with pink paint. The crime was discovered Wednesday morning (3/13/2019). It is located on the northeast side of the Murfreesboro square.

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Big Changes Likely for Government Housing in Murfreesboro
Big Changes Likely for Government Housing in Murfreesboro

The changes have equaled new housing developments already in nearby Nashville, Tennessee. Some of the changes there have meant more mainstream looking houses that resulted in an increase of pride...

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UPDATE: West Lokey Ave. Murder - Hearing Next Week in Courtroom
UPDATE: West Lokey Ave. Murder - Hearing Next Week in Courtroom

Coming up next week, a man charged with killing 32 year old Christopher Campbell will appear in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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MTSU Professor Comments on old Court Ruling Allowing for Newspaper Taxation
MTSU Professor Comments on old Court Ruling Allowing for Newspaper Taxation

Taxation of the newspaper is an idea that was passed into law years ago in 1936. In fact, according to an old court ruling, states like Tennessee can either tax or not tax newspapers at their discretion. But, if they tax one, the state must tax them all.

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Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer
Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer

Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer - Last week, I traveled to Washington, DC along with nearly one hundred other ovarian cancer survivors and supporters.

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Remove Flowers, Vases, Trinkets From Evergreen Cemetery
Remove Flowers, Vases, Trinkets From Evergreen Cemetery

Everyone's looking for signs of spring! Daffodils blooming, Bradford pear trees in full color, robins singing and yes--lawnmowers at Evergreen Cemetery. All flowers, glass trinkets, vases and other items must now be removed from burial sites at Evergreen Cemetery, corner of North Highland Avenue and Greenland Drive.

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HVAC Worker Injured On OHS Roof
HVAC Worker Injured On OHS Roof

On Tuesday Murfreesborfo Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to Oakland High School for a report of someone falling off of the roof.

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2018 Murder Case in Rutherford County Heads to Grand Jury
2018 Murder Case in Rutherford County Heads to Grand Jury

The 2018 murder occurred in the Lancaster family home on Brookrun Road near Asbury Lane.

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Everybody Drum Some Brings the Rhythm to Mayday on March 29
Everybody Drum Some Brings the Rhythm to Mayday on March 29

Everybody Drum Some, the local percussion collective led by drum instructor Ross Lester, will present its spring Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Event at Mayday Brewery on Friday, March 29.

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Focusing on Murfreesboro Potholes
Focusing on Murfreesboro Potholes

Despite not having a major snow or ice event so far this winter, heavy rains and freezing have contributed to potholes.

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Some 'Boro Gas Discounters Offer $2.19/Gallon
Some 'Boro Gas Discounters Offer $2.19/Gallon

Gas prices in the Volunteer State continue to rise and are now at year-ago levels. Some 'Boro discounters started the week on Monday morning with regular gas going for $2.19 per gallon.

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Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More
Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More

Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.

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MMC Creates Another Great SPECIAL KIDS' Race
MMC Creates Another Great SPECIAL KIDS' Race

Temps were in the mid 50s when re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield gathered in front of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and fired the cannon at 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning to start the 8th Annual Special Kids Races.

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Deceased MTSU Professor-Sculpture James Gibson Honored
Deceased MTSU Professor-Sculpture James Gibson Honored

MTSU is honoring a gifted sculpture professor and providing a student with financial help to earn an art degree with a new Department of Art and Design scholarship.

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Invisible Fence Donates Pet Oxygen Masks To RCFR
Invisible Fence Donates Pet Oxygen Masks To RCFR

This past Friday, Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee donated 10 bags of animal oxygen masks and supplies to be placed on rescue vehicles.

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UPDATE: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her
UPDATE: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her

GRAPHIC: The 30 year old suspect was charged with one count of "Aggravated Rape" and one count of "Aggravated Domestic Assault." The suspect will now see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury where more charges could be handed down.

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TVA Provides Electricity to Local Electric Providers Taps New Board of Directors Member
TVA Provides Electricity to Local Electric Providers Taps New Board of Directors Member

The TVA, which generates and sells electricity to providers like Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric, both based in Murfreesboro, has a new leader on their board of directors.

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New steakhouse coming to Fountains at Gateway
New steakhouse coming to Fountains at Gateway

Steakhouse Five, a new high-end steakhouse concept, has leased 3,552-square-feet of space and will open at Fountains at Gateway in early summer, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

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Current J. Percy Priest Lake Discharge Rate Could Fill Olympic Sized Pool Every 7 Seconds
Current J. Percy Priest Lake Discharge Rate Could Fill Olympic Sized Pool Every 7 Seconds

At the J. Percy Priest lake that is fueled by the Stones River out of Murfreesboro and into Smyrna and Nashville, the Dam is discharging water at a rate of 11,140 cubic feet per second. At such a release rate, the lake flowing through the dam could fill an Olympic size swimming pool every 7 seconds.

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Local Moving Company Hiring
Local Moving Company Hiring

Looking to expand their overall staff, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Murfreesboro is hiring team members for mover, driver, and customer service representative positions.

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Murfreesboro BUSINESS: Pinnacle Financial Partners Continues to Strengthen Risk Management Team
Murfreesboro BUSINESS: Pinnacle Financial Partners Continues to Strengthen Risk Management Team

LeJeana Connell, Sue Ellen Feathers, Gretchen Gunter, Meghan Waggoner, Amanda Hemphill, Wes Martin and Darcy Jones have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in risk management roles. They are based at the firm's College Street office in Murfreesboro.

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13 Appliances Stolen in Murfreesboro Construction Theft
13 Appliances Stolen in Murfreesboro Construction Theft

Several new appliances were stolen from new apartments on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro. The site superintendent told authorities that a total of 13 appliances were taken in the heist.

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MTSU students, faculty on spring break March 4-9
MTSU students, faculty on spring break March 4-9

MTSU students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9. Classes will resume Monday, March 11.

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Gas UP 3-Cents From Previous Week
Gas UP 3-Cents From Previous Week

Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.

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Welcome 2019 TSSAA Basketball Championships
Welcome 2019 TSSAA Basketball Championships

March 4, 2019-- The 2019 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships will take place next week at Murphy Center...

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One Day Spring, Next Day Winter: Ram's Road Forecast
One Day Spring, Next Day Winter: Ram's Road Forecast

We're in the interim season, where one week it's spring and then back to winter. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where "flip-flop" traffic challenges might occur today through March 9, 2019

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TN Representative Bryan Terry Files March Madness & Fantasy Football Freedom Act
TN Representative Bryan Terry Files March Madness & Fantasy Football Freedom Act

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is just around the corner. Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) has filed House Bill 1033, which has been dubbed the "March Madness and Fantasy Football Freedom Act..."

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Murfreesboro Schools Summer Camps Announced
Murfreesboro Schools Summer Camps Announced

Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.

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Tennessee Among 8 States in New Project to Expand / Update National Broadband Map
Tennessee Among 8 States in New Project to Expand / Update National Broadband Map


Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map.

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