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".
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.
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.
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.
A man who has been nicknamed "The Donkey Kick Burglar" for his style of breaking into businesses has yet to be caught in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Ram Balachandran's helpful traffic report is back after he took some family vacation time. Welcome home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Notice something missing from the corner of East Vine Street and Academy? What memories did you have with 220 East Vine Street?
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.
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.
Medical examiners identified missing youth Devin Bond from the remains found Wednesday in the Barfield community of Rutherford County, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday afternoon two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane.
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.
The Official Grand Opening for the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic offices on Shelbyville Pike was held on Thursday at noon.
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.
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.
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.
RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2020 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
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.
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."
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.
Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect in Murfreesboro's Victoria's Secret.
MTSU students will raise money at an upcoming football game to honor a former player whose life was cut short in a tragic accident.
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.
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.
The Rutherford County Fire Rescue team's entry won the Chili Cookoff at the Rutherford County Courthouse on the square Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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?
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you recognize this man? Contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615.
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.
MTSU alumna Beverly Keel takes reins of College of Media and Entertainment as new dean.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police Detectives are trying to track down the men who allegedly...
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!
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.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes held their annual Night of Impact. It was Sunday at New Vision Church on Thompson Lane.
Annie Rose Robinson is a survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and her family formed the Team Annie Rose Foundation in 2013.
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.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer program teaches school students about internet safety and more...
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.
The cost of growth for a city is not cheap, as explained by Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman explains...
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.
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.
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.
The sound of a gun shot broke the sound of passing cars on Memorial Blvd at Auto Zone Monday afternoon.
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.
Plans for the proposed development of the downtown square block that was once First Methodist Church have been tweaked to better compliment its surroundings.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh urges parents to assist with talking with their children about the consequences of making false threats against schools and other students.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies used Narcan to revive a woman found unresponsive Wednesday inside the Judicial Center in downtown Murfreesboro.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital concludes a national search for a new Chief Medical Officer with the addition of Dr. Julian Yang, MD, MBA.
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.
An off-duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detention officer was charged with aggravated assault Tuesday by the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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.
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.
Saturday morning was perfect for 2019 Heart Walk at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and around the pond at Gateway Island.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect temps and a gentle breeze brought record attendance to Saturday's 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival in the Old Fort Park.
The historic Murfreesboro square was filled with laughter and live music Saturday night for the 8th Annual Wine Around The Square.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Shane McFarland awards Murfreesboro man the key to the city for 30+ years of local volunteer work.
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.
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...
WGNS has more news on the manager of Donut Country on Memorial Blvd who was allegedly killed by her husband this past March.
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.
The family of homicide victim Terrell Ray held an emotional candlelight vigil at 5:00 o'clock Sunday evening at Oakland Park.
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.
There is a new foster care non-profit expanding to Rutherford County. Isaiah 117 House started over a year ago in Elizabethon, Tenessee.
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.
Residents living in the area near MTSU continue to be concerned about the continued increase of crime and fatal shootings.
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!
"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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greenhouse Ministries' 5th Annual Game Day played to a packed Middle Tennessee Expo Center Monday night.
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.
A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU was honored at the 4th Annual 'Boro Pride event was held on the Murfreesboro square Saturday evening.
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.
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.
Shortly before 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a driver crashed her car into a home on Miranda Drive.
Ending youth violence within Murfreesboro starts in the home. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams stated...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Last year, the City Schools Foundation gave about $90,000 to the Murfreesboro School System to help local teachers in our community.
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.
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.
More volunteers are needed to help Greenhouse Ministries pack "Blessing Bags" to be handed out to those in need. Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS...
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.
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.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying persons of interest involved in three recent cases.
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.
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.
The number of counterfeit bills that are being accepted by local retailers is on the increase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Auto break-ins are dramatically increasing locally. Always remember to lock your car doors.
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.
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.
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.
Daryl Mackin, Founder & Executive Director of A Soldiers Child stated...
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1537 Lews Court just after 1:30AM Thursday morning.
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.
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.
One of the big issues involves car break-ins, as explained by Public Information Officer Larry Flowers...
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. Contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.
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.
A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past was shot yet again early Thursday morning.
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.
Oakland High School Agri-Science Teacher Rachel Ralston recently attended an 8-day professional development institute at Bolton High School in Memphis.
The two Exchange Club's in Murfreesboro have jointly presented needed back-to-schools supplies to the Department of Children Services Rutherford County office.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
An elder at a local Church of Christ church in Murfreesboro contacted police in regards to the church allegedly being swindled.
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.
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.
The City Schools Foundation's 4th Annual Back to School Dash 5k/10k will be held Saturday, September 14 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary.
For the third examining period in a row, the Bariatric Center at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital exceeded its re-accreditation requirements.
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.
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
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.
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.
A murder took place around 3:12AM early Friday (8/2/2019) morning in Murfreesboro at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used $4,000 of counterfeit money to purchase a 2006 Audi Quattro.
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.
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...
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.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department hosted a community service day on July 27th.
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.
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.
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.
This past Sunday, the Murfreesboro School System unveiled the brand new Salem Elementary.
Leasing is currently underway on Vintage Gateway, an upscale apartment community, Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced this past week.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund has surpassed its minimum balance requirement of $10 million and will suspend assessments from grain producers.
The Villages of Murfreesboro is celebrating their 2nd anniversary this coming Sunday. Hope Rogers explains...
Nathaniel Sherman, who is a Belmont Law Student interning at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office, explains...
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).
Slick Pig BBQ, a long time family operated restaurant in Murfreesboro, now has a brand new location in Smyrna. Founder John Robinson told WGNS...
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just after 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, a structure fire was reported on Browns Chapel Road. The home was a total loss.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks was named the 2018-2019 "Fire Chief of the Year" by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association
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.
At 9:18AM Thursday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of Rucker Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Murder Convict recently appeared before Judge David Bragg asking for a new trial with the hopes of getting out of prison early.
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!
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.
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.
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.
The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.
New property taxes for the growing City of Murfreesboro equal more money to operate the police, parks, codes departments and more. Councilman Ronnie Martin...
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.
US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
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.
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.
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...
This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.
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.
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.
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...
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.
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.
The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.
Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.
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.
Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.
Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.
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.
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
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
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.
Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once complete, the extension adds almost five miles to the concrete walkway between the Cason Lane trail head and Barfield Park.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.
Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new community park in the Blackman area is still on go, but when? Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland updated WGNS...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The freshman governor navigated a bumpy legislative path to score his most prominent policy win yet with the voucher-like proposal.
Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.
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.
Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford 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.
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.
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.
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".
You may have actually seen a B17 fly over you home in Rutherford, Davidson or Wilson Counties on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
More talk about the landfill, which has a lifespan of less than 8 years now. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...
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).
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.
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.
If you smell the Middlepoint Landfill, let them know about it. If you detect landfill odor, please contact Middlepoint Landfill at (615) 782-5500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may be surprised at how the LEGAL AID SOCIETY helps so many. Do you or a friend qualify for the "CHOICES PROGRAM"?
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).
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.
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.
May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can submit your photos between now and May 3rd at the Murfreesboro City Hall inside the rotunda at the entrance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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..."
A 79-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud in recent weeks.
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.
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.
Construction crews have begun to dismantle the old 1952 Murfreesboro Airport terminal, and make way for a new $4.5-million facility.
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.
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.
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.
Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
The Operation Incognito campaign was developed last year to evolve Tennessee's statewide distracted driving enforcement...
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.
School vouchers maybe out in Tennessee, but what may pass the state legislation this year is the Education Savings Account (ESA).
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said one idea being discussed is building a composting facility...
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.
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.
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.
Oakland High School Automotive Technology student competed in the state Skills Competition. The school's education classes did well also.
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.
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.
Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).
The Murfreesboro City Council approved the acceptance and application of $150,000 federal HUD grants to address homelessness.
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.
The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.
"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.
A Mobile Dairy Classroom was at Overall Creek Elementary School on Wednesday morning (April 3) in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro has lost another legend. 97-year old Myers Browning Parsons, Sr. passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
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.
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.
Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro will host their Inaugural College & Career Signing Day this Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00am.
A 40 Caliber round was lodged into the flooring. The bullet evidently came from the apartment below.
Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
April Fools Day is this coming Monday, so be ready for a month of fun activities. That includes the Boro Art Crawl, Earth Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.
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.
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.
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.
A new beginning started Monday evening for the DOORS OF HOPE graduating class of 2019.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police rushed to a Wenlon Drive apartment after receiving reports that an armed man was pounding on the door.
Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.
don't want to miss the anticipated 15th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.
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.
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.
State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) has successfully guided House Bill 1138 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Jeremy Harrison, a Pediatrician at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, came up with the idea of hosting "Bald in the Boro" annually...
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.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning several upcoming checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area...
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.
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...
Coming up next week, a man charged with killing 32 year old Christopher Campbell will appear in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday Murfreesborfo Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to Oakland High School for a report of someone falling off of the roof.
The 2018 murder occurred in the Lancaster family home on Brookrun Road near Asbury Lane.
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.
Despite not having a major snow or ice event so far this winter, heavy rains and freezing have contributed to potholes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past Friday, Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee donated 10 bags of animal oxygen masks and supplies to be placed on rescue vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to expand their overall staff, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Murfreesboro is hiring team members for mover, driver, and customer service representative positions.
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.
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.
MTSU students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9. Classes will resume Monday, March 11.
Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.
March 4, 2019-- The 2019 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships will take place next week at Murphy Center...
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
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..."
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map.
A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.
Several Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21.
Saint Thomas Rutherford hosted a topping out ceremony to celebrate construction of the highest point of its vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus.
House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) to fill one of three Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus.
The annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting was held Tuesday morning in the new "Tasty Table and Olive Branch Bakery". Executive Director Kathleen Herzog noted this was the group's 34th year. The local Main Street program was one of the five first to be established in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro Police went to 338 Southeast Broad Street around 6:15 last Friday night in regards to a personwho was trying to pawn goods that were possibly stolen. As the officer entered Murfreesboro Pawn at 338 Southeast Broad Street, the suspect was leaving.
Eight teams -- four middle schools and four high schools -- have received invitations to compete in the State Science Olympiad in April after strong showings at the recent 24th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU Saturday
February's heavy rainfall in Middle Tennessee, the wettest on record for the month dating back to 1880 according to the National Weather Service, was an extraordinary event due to accumulative rain over several days.
The Oakland High School arts teachers and students invite the public to attend ARTS NIGHT from 5:30 to 8:00 this Friday evening.
Gas prices in Tennessee have increased the past 13 consecutive days for an average total of 15 cents per gallon. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas going for $2.11 per gallon. That again give Murfreesboro the lowest gas prices in the state.
The Equali-TEA, a high tea that is presented by AAUW-Murfreesboro is returning to the MTSU campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. We've been told that hats are optional.
It's amazing what a few days without rain will do. Rutherford County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Lisa Marchisoni gives an update on the high water road closures as of Monday.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy helping persons with high water problems. The local chapter has operated three shelters.
MTSU will wrap up its stellar Black History Month events with a Grammy Award-nominated keynote speaker. David Banner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union Ballroom.
"Faith, family, friends and finance." Listening to MTSU business professor Frank Michello and those who know him well, it quickly became clear that those four words have been driving forces behind a life and professional career that was honored this week when the longtime educator accepted the 2019 John Pleas Faculty Award.
A mix of high water, winds and cold temps create some unique driving challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has tips for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 2, 2019.
The continued rain is causing Murfreesboro officials to close several roads within the city limits. In addition, cabins along the Stones River and much of the Old Fort Park Golf Course are covered with water. This information is UPDATED regularly.
On June 12, 2019 at 1 p.m., you can give the courts your input on the judicial districts in Tennessee. The hearing will be in the Rutherford County Judicial Complex in Murfreesboro (116 West Lytle Street).
The City of Murfreesboro's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Murfreesboro Police Department Headquarters has been activated since 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
FEEDBACK NEEDED: The City of Murfreesboro anticipates receiving funding for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Tennessee Housing and Development Agency.
This legislative package includes eleven different initiatives that will all reshape healthcare in Tennessee through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems, and Empowering patients to ensure individuals and families to make all medical decisions, instead of insurance companies or the government.
The victim of the fatal shooting at Summerlake Apartments Friday night has been identified as a 16-year old...
The original courthouse was built in 1813. A new, larger courthouse was then constructed in 1859. In 1860 the bell tower and clock were built.
Planning a wedding for this Spring or maybe even this summer? In Murfreesboro, there are lots of options for wedding venues.
On February 18, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Murfreesboro Police detectives...
Tennesse gas prices rose 5 cents last week, and drivers should see additional increases this week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.01 per gallon.
A stolen vehicle from Murfreesboro led Hendersonville Police to arrest five persons believed to be connected with a several crimes, including stolen autos and burglarizing others.
Looney will remain behind bars as originally sentenced in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Keith Siskin. Looney will be released from prison when he is 101 years old.
Newcomers to the area are amazed at the variety of weather, but when you're walking the winter-spring line--it's not unusual to enjoy all 4 seasons in a one-week time span. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 23, 2019.
A new slate of officers and executive committee sworn-in at the historic Rutherford County Charity Circle.
Summer camps are closer than you think. Melinda Tate with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department told WGNS...
Nearby Lebanon, TN continues to work on their Gasification Initiative while Rutherford County looks for solutions on what to do the Middle Point Landfill that is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Love the art's and music? An opportunity filled with both is nearing.
What happens to old tires when you buy new tires in Rutherford County?
Pregnant women whose babies are born addicted to drugs could face charges if a bill filed by two Tennessee lawmakers is passed.
Gas prices in Tennessee are inching lower again, after rising 2 cents last week. Drivers are currently paying an average price of $2.04 per gallon at the pump. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week (2/11/2019) with regular gas at $1.91 per gallon.
On Tuesday (2/11/19) morning at 4:30 am, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at a single-story home on Keystone Road.
Blackman cheerleaders did it again... Winning their 3rd UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.
In observance of 'Presidents' Day,' all City of Murfreesboro offices, recreational facilities and senior services at St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
Did you realize there was a museum of natural history in Murfreesboro? The Earth Experience at 816 Old Salem Road is the only facility of its type in the mid-state. It's open Thursday through Saturday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1417 Belle Oaks Drive just after 8:30 Friday morning.
Despite a brisk wind and temps around 30, the Murfreesboro Art Crawl had a decent turnout. There was not much tarrying around the square, but quick jaunts from place to place.
Do NOT travel roads that have water flowing ove them. BEWARE--there are reports of many area roads that are in this condition.
In November 2018, law enforcement officers began investigating a series of overdoses that occurred across the Middle Tennessee area involving fentanyl-laced heroin.
Now is the time to nominate your favorite locally owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna business for the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards.
If you keep hearing the song "Get A Job" in your mind, then you need to attend GOODWILL INDUSTRY'S "Job Fair" this coming Tuesday, February 12, 2019. It's at Goodwill, 2955 S. Church Street, from 10AM-1PM.
Congratulations to Sergeant Chris Phillips, Sergeant Cameron Adam, Sergeant Bryant Mitchell and Sergeant Robert Palmer.
Officer Gregg Brown retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) on January 31, 2019, after dedicating nearly 17 years of service to the department. His K-9 partner, Juice, also retired after 8-years of service.
Gov. Bill Lee says he supports banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
The 6th Annual Bluebird in the Boro is returning to the Grove in Murfreesboro March 4, 5 and 6.
The gas price roller coaster continues, with the cost of petro dropping 2.5-cents in Tennessee over the past week. Some Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $1.92.
An accident in Smyrna on Sunday night around 10 left a mother dead and her two sons seriously injured.
Are you in a toxic relationship? You are if you use tobacco products. The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state...
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Bernard Salandy has accepted a job in the private sector. Effective this coming Monday Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh has appointed Capt. Chris Fly to become Deputy Chief of the Adult Detention Center.
The Wings of Hope Widow's Ministry has its February meeting at noon this coming Monday (2/4/2019) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (1267 Rutherford Boulevard).
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is always looking out for Murfreesboro motorists. Here are Ram's areas that might have congestion issues today through February 9, 2019.
A joint operation involving Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local authorities has resulted in the arrest of an Old Hickory man on drug-related charges involving heroin and fentanyl.
An ceremonial event Friday in MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center welcomed girls into the Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Neighborhood Watch programs allow for communities to band together in an effort to fight crime and keep it off of local streets.
Local creatives are collaborating on a one-night multigenre show celebrating the "heart breakers, breath takers, and fate makers" of our lives.
A rape suspect by the name of Luis Fernando Canizalez Pacgeco has been arrested after an investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.
It was another "standing room only" BUSINESS AT ITS BEST luncheon in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. In fact, there was a lengthy waiting list for tickets.
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening and approved a land swap with New Vision Baptist Church on Thompson Lane. This is part of a roadway extension from Vanderbilt's facility being built on Garrison Drive.
When paramedics and authorities arrived they found a 37 year old man who was believed to have overdosed on Methamphetamine. The man was found inside his pickup truck which contained a small baggie of meth.
The male and female victims said that the suspect was holding the hammer over his head while demanding money.
Gas prices in Tennessee are drifting lower again, after rising 6 cents last week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.
On Monday night Greenhouse Ministries celebrated a milestone. Supporters gathered at Murfreesboro First Presbyterian Church to share memories, love and wonderful stories--and especially to thank Cliff and Jane Sharp.
First Presbyterian Church in downtown Murfreesboro held its 20th annual Chili Cook-off and Brownie Bake-Off Sunday night with the chili winner moving on to compete in a county-wide HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.
GRAPHIC: "Mr. Joshua Reeves also kicked the victim multiple times. Mr. Joshua Reeves then tied the victims hands up, put a bag over her head..."
The Friends of Linebaugh Library group enjoyed ther annual membership luncheon on Saturday at the Murfreesboro Woman's Club. Author Phyllis Gobbell was the guest speaker.
"Some days are warmer, some days are cold", that's Tennessee weather for you. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects ebb and flow with the mercury. Here are potential problem spots today through February 2, 2019.
Insurance Group of America has given a significant boost to MTSU's new professional sales program with a $100,000 sponsorship that funds a new office to increase student outreach and internship opportunities.
At 3:45 Thursday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police received word of a domestic situation in the 100 block of Arnold Lane near Rutherford Boulevard. 29-year old Andrew Tennyson was arrested.
A comedian who has transformed his disability into a career is bringing his act to MTSU. Samuel J. Comroe, a former finalist on the NBC reality television series "America's Got Talent," will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Student Union Ballroom. No admission--it's FREE!
The 13th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation was held Friday night in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.
Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, a construction crew hit a gas main while digging on the roadside, across from Siegel Middle School. Middle School students were taken next door to Siegel High. At the end of the day, parents picked them up there. Siegel Middle School will be OPEN FRIDAY!
The statements showed, "A custodian walk in to find the man with his pants at his ankles and his genitals being exposed." The incident was reported to the principal of the unnamed school.
All day Thursday, a vacant ranch-style brick home on Singer Road was covered by teams of Tennessee National Guard members from the 45th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.
Greenhouse Ministries will host a 20 year celebration reception this Monday night at First Presbyterian Church.
Murfreesboro is just a few days away from a potential increase in the hotel / motel tax increase.
Here in Murfreesboro gas prices showed a one-cent increase from the previous week with regular gas at $1.88. But AAA forecasts that prices could rise another 3-5 cents this week, due to recent strength in the oil market and rising wholesale gasoline prices. The average price for gasoline in Tennessee is $2.01 per gallon.
A breezy 30-degree day did not reduce the impact of Murfreesboro's Martin Luther King, Jr Day march from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center at noon on Monday.
Thank goodness the Habitat for Humanity home renewal work done on MLK, Jr. Day at 712 East State Street was mostly interior.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast will be at MTSU's James Union Building at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 26, 2019.
Winter weather and traffic around construction sites could become a challenge. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of possible problem areas for today through January 26, 2019.
Wedding Dresses Through The Decades is now open every day through March 3, 2019 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.
The Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation's "12th Annual Rutherford Society Gala" was held Saturday night in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Ascension Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Robin Tranas as Director of Surgical and Invasive Services for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
On Thursday night (1/17/2019) the Murfreesboro City Council adopted on first reading an increase in the Hotel/Motel occupancy tax from 2.5 percent to 5.0 percent per stay.
The 45-foot C-SPAN bus was alive with communication wizardry as it stopped at MTSU Wednesday. The day's adventure placed MTSU students and community leaders only a touch screen away from the more than 247,000 hours of content of that TV network's vast video library.
This coming Monday Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Hands on Nashville for a house rehab project in Murfreesboro as a special MLK Day.
The Saint Thomas Heart Team recently completed the 1,000th TAVR procedure since the program launch in 2012.
Well known television news reporter Larry Flowers has agreed to serve as public information officer (PIO) for the Murfreesboro Police Department. In addition, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue's PIO Ashley McDonald has been promoted to assistant public information officer serving in the City Manager's office.
Oil prices rising and so is the cost of gas. The average price of gas in Tennessee increased 3 cents in the past four days, but it jumped 25-cents in Murfreesboro. Some discounters started the week at $1.94 per gallon here in the 'Boro--NOT the lowest price in the state.
The founder of the local newspaper known as the Rutherford County Reader (The Reader) passed away this past week in Murfreesboro.
Remember the old song, "First you say you do and then you don't." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran equates that to Tennessee weather, and that impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's how it looks today through January 19th.
Congratulations to Brenda Kiskis Elliott who has retired from years of service as the program coordinator at the St. Clair Street Senior Center.
Extra! Extra! Disney's Newsies - the film, turned Tony Award-winning Broadway show, kicked off the 2019 season at The Center for the Arts and continues now through January 27, 2019.
Learn everything from Medicare to Master Gardeners now at the Linebaugh Public Library.
Original plans focused on a roadway directly next to New Vision Baptist Church, which the Vanderbilt pediatric clinic will be behind. However, a small swap of land with the Stones River Battlefield...
The event entitled, "All About Jazz" will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
The Red Cross is definitely in need of blood, but External Communications Manager for Blood Tiffany Taylor told WGNS that a general e-mail describing an "emergency alert" for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region should be changed to "urgent need".
The lineup for the 2019 edition of Bonnaroo was released Tuesday, and as usual, it boasts a diverse set of acts and artists spanning a wide array of tastes and styles.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The American holiday honors the life and achievements of this influential civil rights leader.
John Callow Guided Murfreesboro's Affordable Housing and Homeless Advocacy...
A broad coalition of community volunteers gathered Wednesday evening at the Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro to launch the Rutherford Arts Alliance.
The CoreLife Challenge in Murfreesboro is now about 9 days in and about 300 people have already signed up, according to Kelsey Searles owner of the CoreLife eatery in Murfreesboro, TN.
There are only a few days left before early registration ends and prices increase for the 8th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at MMC in Murfreesboro.
SportsCom's Superintendent Bart Fite welcomed a record number of jumpers to the 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (1/5/2019) at the Boro Beach.
Adam Coggin has been named the Vice President of Advancement at Middle Tennessee Christian School.
nside the residence, police found a box of 60 THC cartridges in the freezer. Each cartridge was labeled as containing at least 80% THC...
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been honored as one of four hospitals in Tennessee to receive the 2018 Tennessee BEST for Babies Award, presented by Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).
Here's a worth resolution, GIVE LIFE! It's as easy as giving blood or platelets to the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross, 501 Memorial Boulevard.
It is now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores on Sundays. Legislation sponsored by Bill Ketron during his term as state senator went into effect at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning, January 6, 2019.
Back on regular construction schedule, and Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to expect issues now through January 12th for local motorists.
Linebaugh is pleased to host Momentum Seminars on Thursday, January 31, at 6:30 pm for a special team-building workshop. Space is available to the first 20 who sign-up and the workshop is free.
A new shelter for the homeless in Rutherford County is on the drawing board.
About 5,700 people and businesses were without power Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is now hiring. Chief Michael Bowen stated...
Rutherford County is one of several counties in the Volunteer State known to have higher Radon levels.
The plunge at the pump continues into the New Year, and Murfreesboro again has the cheapest gas in the Volunteer State with some local discounters offering regular petro for $1.73 per gallon.
A shooting in Murfreesboro is being investigated by detectives. Reports indicate the incident unfolded in the area of Greystone Apartments on West Lokey Avenue Saturday night.
Effective January 14, 2019 Mindy Barrett will become the new branch supervisor at the Myrtle Glanton Lord branch in the Patterson Park Community Center.
The New Year brings the 72nd anniversary for your GOOD NEIGHBOR STATION--WGNS. John Hood shares some early memories.
It's time to ring-in 2019. Have you made your resolutions? Are you ready to celebrate WGNS' 72nd anniversary? Lots to do, and MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss has details.
Registration is filling up for the much-anticipated City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 a.m. on January 1, 2019 at Old Fort Park.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 4 and 7, Engine 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a two-story house fire at 2214 Liberty Court around 8:00 Sunday night.
Each of Tennessee's 95 counties experienced lower unemployment in November 2018 according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Plus, Rutherford tied for the second lowest unemployed county in the Volunteer State.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has announced the addition of the StealthStation™ S8, a surgical navigation system including an O-arm designed to help surgeons perform accurate procedures in the operating room.
A local attorney is going to pay the bill for you to get a sober ride home on New Year's Eve this year. The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. will be offering safe rides home, for the second year in a row, in Rutherford County:
Don't trash your Christmas tree in the landfill, recycle it back to nature. There are drop-off sites in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne.
Being homeless is rough on sub-freezing nights, but especially on CHRISTMAS EVE. The Cold Patrol is helping the local homeless population.
One person was killed in a 3-vehicle fatal crash in front of Middle Tennessee Christian School on Memorial Boulevard. It occurred at 10:10AM Christmas eve morning.
MTSU graduate student Joshua Reid finds himself in select company this academic year. The 26-year old Murfreesboro resident is one of 18 people from across the U.S. to be named a BioTAP Scholar for 2018-2019.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a Christmas "dream come true" for many families.
Shortly before 6:30 Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 8, Ladder 1, and Engines 3 and 4 responded to a garage fire at a home located at 1143 Woods Edge Drive.
Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long is all smiles as public support enabled the arts group to raise most of the funds to qualify for a matching donation.
A sleigh was spotted flying from the top of the Murfreesboro City Hall and on-lookers indicate the jolly driver looked remarkably like Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office's SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network) is spreading Christmas cheer throughout the community.
Can you imagine the shock of ending up on the floor Thursday morning after your bed was moved by the impact of a pickup truck that slammed into the front of your home.
Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce the addition of NICView cameras to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital this week. NICView cameras are a 24/7 webcam streaming service added to the NICU, allowing patients and their families to view their infant through a secure, online portal.
"It is not too late to write your Letter to Santa this Christmas," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The deadline for Special Kids' year-end $200,000 goal for the HOPE DRIVE is fast approaching.
Someone maybe receiving a lot of Victoria's Secret clothes this holiday season... another theft has been reported at one of the two Murfreesboro stores.
Stones River National Battlefield will host a series of programs to commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River from December 26, 2018 through January 2, 2019.
Key industries in Rutherford County are facing challenges. Parents and students, it's time to take note.
Somewhere between 1.5 to 1.8 million prisoners are serving their sentences in jails in America. Greater the percentage of prisoners, greater the challenge to all those engaged in prison ministries all over America.
Donald M. McCoy, 52, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was arrested this past Friday by federal and state agents and charged with two counts of healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state
Here in the Volunteer State gas prices dropped another 5 cents last week, and could move even lower this week, because of additional declines in the price of oil. Several discounters started the week in Murfreesboro with regular gas at $1.83 per gallon. Again, the 'Boro has the cheapest gas in the state.
"Extra, Extra--Read All About It"--Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long told WGNS that they have almost met phase one's goals of funding renovations at the West College Street complex.
In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The Main Parks & Recreation Office, Cannonsburgh Village, and Bradley Academy will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In observance of the New Year's Day holiday, Murfreesboro offices and some recreational facilities will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Helen Dam was receiving therapy when she told them that she wanted to check out and go home. One of Murfreesboro's cheerleaders and encouragers passed away Friday morning.
1,700 new Blue Raider alumni were created Saturday with the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.
A record turnout at noon on Saturday, as over 1,300 tombstones marked with Wreaths Across America at the Stones River National Battlefield.
Early Saturday morning, a pedestrian was attempting to cross I-24 in the vicinity of Old Fort Parkway (mile marker 78), when he was hit and killed by a vehicle.
Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh spread Christmas joy to kids on Saturday with a fun shopping spree at Target on the Old Fort Parkway.
Each year, the City of Murfreesboro plans what coffee drinkers have come to love. It is the annual coffee marathon and you have 4-months to complete your 50-mile run or walk.
Significant upgrades will take place at the Siegel Soccer Park and Murfreesboro will work with the Tennessee State Soccer Association to make the upgrades a success.
Georgia Meshotto, 75, has seen a lot over the years, serving under four mayors and four city managers since she arrived at City Hall, November 1, 1982.
If you're a regular WGNS' listener, you've probably caught Dave Ramsey as he shares how to get "debt free" and stay that way. Take his course for FREE at the Linebaugh Library starting January 10, 2019.
The Rutherford County Commission convened Thursday evening in the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. Plans are underway to officially name the new bridge that crosses broad, the Blue Raider Bridge, along with proposed fees to use the convenience centers.
The new $4.5 million Airport Terminal will replace the old terminal originally built in 1952 with renovations in 1986. Plans had been reviewed by the Airport Commission on Nov. 19.
Murfreesboro Police responded to an overdose call on Henry Hall Drive to an overdose on Tuesday, December 12, 2018.
The Boro Art Crawl will feature artists at local venues including boutiques, cafes and more.
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all customers of the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD) will notice a newly-assessed $5.00 Solid Waste Fee (per garbage container) that will be included in the utilities' monthly billing.
The man accused of attacking and raping an 85 year old woman in her garage was CONVICTED in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2018).
The holiday season is ramping up, and while most people look forward to festivities with friends and family, for others this time of year can worsen stress, sadness and depression.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is now making a vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus. Three additional floors and 72 beds are being added to the west patient tower of the hospital. That totals an additional 60,000 square feet.
Gas prices in Tennessee continue to fall. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.92 per gallon. Later that afternoon, prices collapsed another nickle to $1.87 per gallon.
Those attending the 2018 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Christmas Parade enjoyed some very creative entries.
The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "A Christmas Story." The parade will be at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018. The parade starts at MTSU, goes down East Main, around the square and onto West Main. The parade will go on, rain or shine. The only thing that will create a problem is "ICE" on the roads. TUNE TO WGNS for details on Sunday.
A longtime talent on WGNS passed away Friday morning at NHC Rehab Center here in Murfreesboro. Sophie Tipton Haislip performed regularly on WGNS with her first husband, the late Carl Tipton and the Mid State Playboys.
A wintry blast, mixed with sleigh bells--often creates traffic challenges. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where you might like to avoid between today and December 15, 2018.
A local church is helping to make cold days for tolerable to needy individuals, thanks to their WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY.
Reports indicate that the non-profit shelter "ROOM IN THE INN" is about to open and again offer shelter to area homeless individuals and families.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.
On Thursday, November 29, the Rutherford County School Board approved the construction of a turf field at Blackman High School. It will honor the late Bart Smith.
Everyone's rushing during the holiday season. Some are shopping and others are trying to finish a project on time. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer notes the two don't always mix well together. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through December 8th.
The Rutherford County Chapter of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities is planning to mark a 126-year-old structure in Downtown Murfreesboro. The new marker is scheduled to be unveiled at 305 N Highland Avenue on Monday, December 10th at noon.
Many of the brightest young minds in chemistry from high schools across the region participated in the recent MTSU Department of Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The top two finishers were from Murfreesboro.
State Senator Shane Reeves is having the First Annual FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM LUNCHEON at 11:30AM this coming Wednesday morning at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike.
From 4:00 to 8:00PM Saturday evening sprinkles along with temps in the low 60s brought huge crowds to the opening hours of the 35th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES.
Corporate America just doesn't get it. In essence, a community is mourning the soon to die Reeves-Sain Drug Store with its demise scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The closing has never been for a lack of business.
Tennessee gas prices are approaching their lowest levels of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters opened the week at $2.01 per gallon. That gives the CHEAPEST GAS AWARD again to Murfreesboro.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS at 118 N. Walnut Street becomes the WGNS BIRTHDAY CLUB site starting this coming Monday, November 26, 2018.
MTSU President, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee are the grand marshals of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The parade begins at 2:00PM and its theme is "A Christmas Story".
The MTSU Schola Cantorum, Middle Tennessee Choral Society, MTSU Meistersingers and the First Methodist Adult Choir will blend their voices at 7:30 Tuesday night in a community musical performance of carols, holiday anthems and portions of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane.
Consolidated Utility District (CUD) is partnering with area nonprofits and charities to promote giving that benefits residents of Rutherford County. Two of the three opportunities are represented by collection boxes located inside the utility's lobby at 709 New Salem Highway.
Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent. Remember, the application deadline is about a week away.
Murfreesboro garbage pickup on the Friday after Thansgiving remains the same.
The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.
Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Tennessee dropped another 8 cents last week. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.17 per gallon (11/19/2018).
Lots happening at the Linebaugh Public Library System.
An old song told about "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be doing that with a four-day Thanksgiving break this coming Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 21-24, 2018).
Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.
If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.
MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.
This is a milestone year, the Stones River Craft Association's ART STUDIO TOUR celebrates it 25th anniversary this weekend. Eight local studios are open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.
On Wednesday morning Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially launched construction of a project that will add three additional floors to the west patient tower.
Fuel prices are plunging. Crude oil dove to 8-month lows last week, which means the slump at the pump should continue. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week with regular gas at $2.24 per gallon.
Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Monday morning (11/12/2018), Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue answered a structure fire call to Jamison Steel at 1532 Sarah Court.
The annual One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
A Murfreesboro man broke his back in a home lawn mowing accident. Ronnie Stapleton was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital...
Suddenly around 6:07AM Monday morning the lights went out in parts of the 'Boro. Murfreesboro Electric crews scrambled to the Riverview area to determine what caused the loss of electricity.
Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 1, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always, the historic Oaklands Mansion.
MTSU's Friday night football battle included the 37th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces with the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to Jeff Davidson. And the Blue Raider 29 to 10 victory over Western Kentucky made the evening even better!
Over 65,000 registered voters went to the election centers here in Rutherford County during this mid-term election. Forecasters say the record turnout will not help to predict the outcome of Tuesday's election.
As the holiday season approaches, the second annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Fountains Plaza, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Students and parents set up and worked information tables based on their own backgrounds and traditions representing over 15 different countries.
The popular food event raises money for Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity to help build safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for low-income families across Rutherford County.
Daylight savings time in Tennessee began at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4th, which is this Sunday.
Early voting for the November midterm elections ends at Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The Election Commission precinct will close at 7PM on Thursday while all other early voting locations close at 6PM (see addresses below).
Groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon. The site is on Garrison Drive, across from the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, behind New Vision Baptist Church.
While checking the vehicle for weapons officers located an item believed to be a potential explosive device. The situation caused several hours of traffic back up on South Church Street Tuesday morning.
Talks to extend Northfield Boulevard through Broad Street and then over the Stones River continue and are still on the drawing board. The extension of Northfield, between...
When questioned, the suspect allegedly told officers that he sells meth and heroin for $20 per every "Point" one gram.
Tennessee corn farmers and landowners will be able to vote on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a two-story house fire at 3431 Hamberton Circle just after 9:30 Sunday night.
The weekly stats from AAA show the average price of gasoline in the Volunteer State is $2.59 per gallon. Some 'Boro discounters started the new week with regular gas selling for $2.43.
The Kingwood Surviving the Holidays seminar is for people who are grieving a loved one's death. The local church will...
State Farm Insurance reports that local non-profit Murfreesboro Cold Patrol has received a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a mulcher on fire at the City of Murfreesboro's Solid Waste Department located on Florence Road just after 11:00 Monday morning.
Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
Fall was in the air Saturday with the 42nd Annual Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street. The popular free community gather of crafts, art, music, food and a look at this community two centuries ago.
Sprinkles with temps around 50 did not deter animal lovers from bringing their canine and feline family to Beesley Animal Foundation at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard for the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Pets.
Tourism in Rutherford County is exploding along with the population. Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder Steve Cates told WGNS that the draw of the group's INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST has enabled them to firm the three guest groups for the June, 2019 event. Folk troupes from England, Czech Republic and Mexico will perform here.
Wednesday's death of Daniel Jones, 26, in a construction area at Centennial Medical Center on Patterson Street appears to be accidental.
Over $124,000 was raised for local nonprofit Special Kids in the organization's Banquet held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.
UPDATE: The TBI spokesperson who recently took over the West Tennessee wing for public relations has resigned.
The church reports, "Watch as real life stories play out before your eyes as you walk from scene to scene."
Two Murfreesboro Electric Department crews who are in Cordele, Georgia are still there to help with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric stated...
Murfreesboro Police were called to a home under construction where unknown persons damaged an upstairs bathroom.
Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week by selling regular gas at $2.51 per gallon. That's a drop of 6-cents when compared to last week's local prices.
Perhaps you've seen them... She sits on her husbands lap as they scoot through Murfreesboro in his motorized wheelchair.
A four-month investigation into the distribution of opioids culminated in today's execution of search warrants at three Nashville locations and the seizure of 7 pounds of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 1 pistol and $4,025 cash.
Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 50s greets Blue Raider enthusiasts for the "Mixer On Main Parade Watching Party" at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning on the lawn of MTSU President Sidney McPhee's home. It was topped with a Blue Raider victory: MTSU 21 - University of NC Charlotte 13.
The annual Barfield Bash and Haunted Hay Ride is Friday and Saturday night. The annual event takes place in Barfield Park.
It's MTSU Homecoming weekend, and approximately 40 new Golden Raiders Society members from the class of 1968 were inducted at a special luncheon Friday in the Sam Ingram Building.
In Rutherford County, the breast cancer rate for women is classified as "Stable." However, in the past five years there has been a 5.6% increase in breast cancer cases. On average, 173 women in Rutherford County are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Patrick's message was simple... If he can do this thing we call life, than anyone can.
As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.
Sheriff's Office Cpl. Michael Rodgers was recognized as the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Officer of the Year Thursday.
MTCS announced they are proud of Colton and excited that he has agreed to help make this year's Steak Dinner a special experience for all in attendance.
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) today received an endorsement from the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association (TPFFA) in his re-election bid for the 49th House District.
Teen birth rates in Tennessee have drastically decreased from 53.8 births per 1,000 females aged 15 - 19 in 2008 to 26.6 in 2017.
Derek Faulkner has a facility in Christiana with 9 beds. Renewed Life serves the men enrolled in their one-year, residential discipleship training center.
International Moon Observation Night will take place at the TEC (Technology Engagement Center) this Thursday night on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.
A 26 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested on his 4th DUI charge, according to a recent arrest report filed this past Friday (10-12-18).
Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...
The fourth annual Firefly Supper benefiting Doors of Hope will take place on Thursday, October 18.
If you serve in these environments, you know that it doesn't take much for tensions to rise when working with people under different levels of stress who are together in close quarters.
Middle Tennessee State University's President Sidney McPhee said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University's School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.
The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.
FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.
It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.
The cold front from Hurricane Michael dropped the mercury and temps fell to the daytime 50s. Construction crews are on alert to make-up lost time before it gets colder. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid between today and October 20th.
MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.
Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.
A cross section of the community around Twin Oaks Drive came together Saturday afternoon for a TOWN HALL MEETING on Hate Crimes at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon...
CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.
Evidently, a man who was allegedly trying to lure police away from where he was staying called dispatch to tell them he shot his girlfriend and left her inside a car parked in a lot on Lascassas Pike.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will honor the residents of its Community Living Centers and all Veterans with a parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.
Brad Lamb and Brandon Williams have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice presidents and mortgage advisors.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Darrell L. Scarlett of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court judge for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
The mayor recently went on a safety tour with members of the parks and rec department in the area of Cannonsburgh and the Greenway...
We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.
In Murfreesboro, the "Borderless Arts Tennessee" program received $7,000. This pilot project partners Borderless Arts with the Veterans Recovery Center at the Alvin C York Medical Center in Murfreesboro...
The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Public Power Week is being highlighted by Murfreesboro Electric this week. Spokesperson for the local electric provider Amy Byers stated...
Middle Tennessee Christian School is providing students with a new type of classroom. It's called the SEEKER SPACE, a collaborative setting where students can meet for making, learning, sharing and exploring while seeking God, seeking creation, and seeking the truth. It is one of the first of its kind to open in Rutherford County.
This Friday (10/12/18), a child rape suspect will appear in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Royce Taylor.
If you travel to Nashville or plan to do so over the next 2.5 years, you'll be dealing with more traffic issues on Interstate 24.
Evidently, a man entered Tire World and convincingly told a salesman that he was there to pick up a set of new tires for a local car dealer.
To mark this anniversary, a community art project titled, "HeArt of Tennessee/Murfreesboro Loves," will debut twenty-four, large aluminum hearts, painted by area artists, around the courthouse square.
Murfreesboro gas prices increased 8-cents to $2.62 per gallon. Across the state regular gas jumped 6-cents to a state average of $2.69 per gallon. That's 9 cents more than a month ago, and 29 cents more than this time last year.
Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.
Sunday brought a milestone for Jerry and Teresa Robinson. Their Golden Anniversary took place in the standing room only family center at Temple Baptist Church on Minerva Drive. This loving couple helped their son, John, birth the Slick Pig Barbecue, and the rest is history.
A Shelbyville man faces a number of charges in Murfreesboro after police say they spotted the subjects Ford Mustang parked in the parking lot of a closed business on Joe B Jackson Parkway.
The man killed Tuesday night when he lost control of his motorcycle on I-24 East near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit is identified as...
President Sidney A. McPhee announced the scholarship enhancement at the university's True Blue Tour stop in Franklin...
You can start making plans for the third weekend in October that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicks off Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
More and more counties that utilize the Walter Hill Landfill to dump the household trash of their residents are trying to figure out what to do when that landfill reaches capacity and closes in 5 to 8 years.
Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced Wednesday they have broken ground on Vintage Gateway, a $49.5 million upscale apartment community in Murfreesboro's Gateway area.
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's (TVHS) Nashville facility and Alvin C. York facility in Murfreesboro were both among the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving to continue progress.
This event will benefit CASA of Rutherford County and Parks Christmas for the Children.
Proceeds from the sale will be benefiting the Dance for Hope Scholarship Fund. These funds will provide scholarships for young dancers to go to summer dance programs and intensives.
A brand new Chevrolet Impala worth a little under $40,000 was stolen in Murfreesboro. The car was believed to have been stolen from the parking lot of Woodgate Farms apartments on St. Andrews Drive.
Across Tennessee gas prices climbed 5 cents last week. In the 'Boro, they exploded UP 19-cents to start the new week at $2.54 for some discounters.
The Extended School Program (ESP) at Murfreesboro City Schools and the Murfreesboro Soccer Club have partnered to offer students a top-tier soccer experience - Strikers City Academy.
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that the 2017-18 high school graduation rate held steady at 89.1 percent, which is the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.
The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.
The feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and as you breathe-in the freshness--you also note cold weather is around the corner. Traffic Director Ram Balachandran says construction crews are focusing on meeting deadlines before winter. Traffic jams around construction is a potential problem. Here are Ram's warnings now through October 6, 2018.
Livable Nashville has a goal of reducing vehicle emissions citywide 70 percent by 2050, with even higher goals for the city's transportation fleet.
"The running community is a powerful force for change and good, particularly when united together for a cause," says Joey Pointer, CEO and President of Fleet Feet.
At its regular Thursday evening session, the Murfreesboro City Council approved an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.
Talented artists recently displayed their work along the Greenway trail at Old Fort Park. Guest to the park had the opportunity to browse through booths of original artwork in a family-friendly park setting.
This October, the "Outdoor Adventure Crew" within the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department will be holding a camp out. Becci Johnson told WGNS the camp out will be in Barfield Park....
Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...
The Special Kids Banquet will be held this Thursday night (9/27/18). Entertainment will be provided by Logan Blade, a young man who was diagnosed with autism at age two.
This time around, two females entered the store on September 21,2018 and started taking items... A lost prevention worker spotted the duo and kept a watchful eye on the women.
Danielle Sapienza, owner of Reox Automotive, told WGNS that they are closing their local business near the Broad and Medical Center Parkway intersection in Murfreesboro.
Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.
Steve Sandlin is not new to Rutherford County government. He served for 24-years on the county commission. But it is a different job, and after 6-days on-the-job, WGNS asked if the newly appointed deputy to the county mayor was surprised?
Now that fall has officially arrived, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are rushing to complete jobs before cold weather sets-in. Here are potential road jam areas to avoid now through September 29th.
Fifteen of the Rutherford County School's facilities have been named Reward Schools. by the Tennessee Department of Education. By the way, Rutherford County Schools' Director Bill Spurlock will have more system news when he is the guest this coming Monday (9/24/2018) on the WGNS Action Line broadcasts (8:10-9:00AM).
Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told NewsRadio WGNS that an adult son was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly killed his father. The murder occurred at their Brookrun Road home.
Two members of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) team departed for Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Sept. 20 to support the Durham VA Medical Center in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
With Dr. Linda Gilbert receiving the 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, the Murfreesboro City School Board is hosting a community reception next Tuesday (9/25/2018) evening from 5:00 to 5:45PM in the Rotunda at the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St.
Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.
A sizable theft was reported at TJ Maxx on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. The shoplifting incident was reported on Tuesday (9/18/18) afternoon.
The American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence by providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected. It also needs your blood donations, and there are many opportunities to give "the gift of life" here in Rutherford County. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.
Arrest reports show that 45 year old Tianmao Bo has been charged with money laundering and three counts of impersonating a licensed professional.
Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.
According to police reports, Matthew Kluge was accused of raping a woman in 2017. The case was investigated by Murfreesboro Police Detective Michael Yates.
Only a few open seats remain for the Special Kids Banquet on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will hold a special ceremony honoring former Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA) on Friday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.
A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with theft after police pulled over the vehicle he was operating that returned as stolen.
Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting at the university on Tuesday. The body is exploring the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science.
Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Several Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.42 per gallon.
According to the report filed by police, "Mr. Kincaid understanding he was still under Miranda, admitted that he does not work and all of his cash was from selling marijuana."
The assailant was described as a white male wearing a black hat, grey t-shirt, black sunglasses, black pants and black shoes.
The swift water rescue teams from Murfreesboro are moving where needed to different South Carolina communities. NewsRadio WGNS spoke with some of our local swift water rescue team members. The water levels are rising, and flooding is expected to worsen.
Rutherford voters can hear from legislative candidates in local races in a two-part event on Monday evening, September 17. First, at 6:00 PM in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, candidates for Tennessee Senate District 13 will appear in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV.
Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.
Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.
A new specialized product has been created by a Murfreesboro entrepreneur. The idea was born when Kim Honeycutt attended a funeral of a close friend, but there was no visitation line and she had never met the deceased person's family.
Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, is a farm-to-table fundraising dinner featuring items sourced from local farms that will be transformed into a culinary adventure by five local chefs.
Approximately forty community leaders boarded a charter bus Saturday morning, and went to Sevierville to learn about Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Composting is keeping 93 per cent of the waste out of that county's landfill. Could it work in Rutherford County?
We're starting to smell fall, especially in the mornings. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes the ushers-in construction crews working to meet deadlines, and traffic jams around those sites. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through September 22.
Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.
Providence Christian Academy will begin construction on a new 43,000 square foot building in early 2019. The new building will house 9th- 12th grade classes. It will be located on the current campus on what is currently the wooded area adjacent to the PCA athletic field. The athletic field will remain in its current location.
Remember, St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation's 7th Annual Wine Around The Square is Saturday (9/15/2018) evening from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock on the historic Murfreesboro square.
The Siegel High School Band will proudly host the 4th Annual Stones River Championship high school band competition to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN.
Around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County deputies arrested Timothy Lee Brooks Jr. of Columbia. He was wanted for murdering a 2-year-old child.
Randy McDonald, a homeless veteran in Murfreesboro, has a new friend...
The City of Murfreesboro launched the fifth and final new division--the Internal Services Division today (Sept. 11)--as the City reorganizes its administrative structure to enhance customer service.
A plea date for an aggravated rape suspect is nearing in the Rutherford County Courts.
The Special Kids Banquet being held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro is filling up.
Several members of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue deployed Wednesday to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina.
The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Kishan Patel pleading guilty to theft, money laundering, and tax fraud.
"We have been told that our property once belonged to the Maneys and was the entrance to the drive to Oaklands Mansion," Amy Cottle explained. The Cottles purchased the house in 2016, and they are the fourth family to own the home.
Around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday (9/12/2018) morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, and members of the Wilson County EMS will deploy from Murfreesboro to assist with Hurricane Florence efforts in South Carolina.
September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society is sponsoring a free and family-friendly Archaeology Day from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Oaklands Park.
It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.
The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.
What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).
Gas prices inched lower over the weekend, as several major storms churn in the Atlantic. Several Murfreesboro discounters start the week with regular gas at $2.43 per gallon. Hurricane Florence is forecast to strike the U.S. east coast, yet gas prices have yet to be impacted.
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue has been awarded $247,000 in grants. The Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants provide resources to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel.
Just a reminder, Greenhouse Ministries 2018 GAME DAY is this coming Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in an ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY at the College Grove Apartments. Warrants are on file with Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
On Thursday (9/6/2018) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY dedicated the 154th home built in Rutherford County. The home at 415 Douglas Avenue was built by local emergency responders.
There was an unusual two-vehicle fender bender that occurred shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday (9/7/2018) morning on West Main Street, near Front Street.
The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a road rage incident in recent weeks. When the first officer arrived on the scene he reported that he witnessed two subjects in the street, one holding a large flashlight covered in blood.
A Lascassas Pike man was accused of unlawfully using the 9-1-1 line in Murfreesboro. Police say he called dispatch and advised them that he had been shot. He then called back to say he was "shot at" and not shot.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.
Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Several discounters started the week with $2.49 regular gas, but one was a nickel less at $2.44. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon.
"Wreaths Across America" is starting their annual drive to sell Christmas Wreaths that will be placed on more than 7,200 graves at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.
The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library at 6:30 Wednesday evening, September 26th. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library and admission is free.
What is the difference between fake news, publicity or gossip? MTSU's School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry L. Burriss, Ph.D., J.D., shares his opinion on actors, sports figures, along with the rich and famous being given media exposure to give views on issues about which they are not experts.
The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran encourages motorists to drive carefully during this Labor Day weekend, and to be prepared to stop for stalled traffic in front of you.
MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.
General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Mayor Shane McFarland and Murfreesboro City Council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, and the newest Council member, Ronnie Martin, during a special ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 6...
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.
As the last chance to squeeze in a three-day weekend for many people, Labor Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With potential travel delays and the unexpected potentially becoming reality, it's even more important for the millions of people living with atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, to be prepared.
The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is pleased to announce its Banquet will be held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.
H3 ARC, which is an acronym, has a new leader. Bill Kraus said he is ready to help those in need...
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. In the 'Boro one discounter started the week at $2.46 per gallon. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower.
On Monday the City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division--the Community Services Division. This is a part of the reorganizing of the city's administrative structure that is designed to enhance service to residents. They will be the guest on Tuesday morning's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8/28/2018).
The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".
The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.
Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.
One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.
Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.
The City of La Vergne is excited to officially open the new Hurricane Creek Greenway on Saturday, August 25th.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Richard Crick was recently promoted to Captain.
In Murfreesboro, only one non-profit made the cut. That non-profit is Murfreesboro Cold Patrol, which serves homeless in our community not only in winter months, but on a daily basis. If they receive the grant money, the goal is to put a full time case manager on the streets of Murfreesboro.
The City of Murfreesboro launched a third new division--the Utility Enterprises Division Friday (Aug. 17)--as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City's administrative structure and enhance customer service.
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department is announcing the August 27 effective date of new residential construction permit fees.
The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week at $2.46 per gallon. That's down 4-cents from the previous week, but the same as it was earlier last month.
Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. The car did sustain damage.
Providence Christian Academy has experienced unprecedented growth in student enrollment again this year. The total enrollment for students in PreK- 12th grade has increased nearly 40% over the past two years. PCA now has more than 530 students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year.
Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro's changing face in restaurants. Over the past year, we've seen well known eateries go while new tastes are offered. It seems that this all began in the 90's when a study indicated that Murfreesboro had one of the highest per capita populations for eating out. Almost as if a magic wand was waved, the flood gate to new cuisinne poured-in.
A few milder days here and there, lets us know we're approaching the ending of summer. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran also warns motorists that it indicates construction crews are speeding-up to finish their projects. That sometime creates traffic jams. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 25th.