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Sleeping bags and tents for the homeless
Sleeping bags and tents for the homeless

Three local business owners are coming together for the good of our community... to serve those who have nothing and live on the streets this winter.

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Rutherford County Awarded $120,786 in Federal Funds Under Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Rutherford County Awarded $120,786 in Federal Funds Under Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Rutherford County has been chosen to receive $120,786 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county under Phase 33 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

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Salvation Army Luncheon Opens Eyes of the Community
Salvation Army Luncheon Opens Eyes of the Community

During the event, Captain Monica Seiler talked about how her life as a child was turned upside down by domestic violence, drugs and alcohol. She also talked about how her mother fled her abusive father with her and her two siblings.

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Pick up "Blessing Bags" for the Homeless at WGNS for Free and Hand them to those in need

Pick up five free blessing bags at WGNS. After you hand out five bags, you are encouraged to stop by and grab five more.

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A New Focus on Homeless in Tennessee
A New Focus on Homeless in Tennessee

The Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness will coordinate Tennessee's efforts, and identify, develop, and ensure sustained partnerships among supporting agencies, service providers, and those who advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

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Man who allegedly killed a homeless man in 2014 to be in court soon
Man who allegedly killed a homeless man in 2014 to be in court soon

One witness stated, "He was covered in blood [talking about the suspect]." The witness told the courts, "He had blood all over his face, arms and legs."

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Homeless man arrested in Murfreesboro for allegedly shoplifting clothing items to keep warm
Homeless man arrested in Murfreesboro for allegedly shoplifting clothing items to keep warm

The plastic tote that was reportedly stolen from a Murfreesboro Walmart store was mainly filled with cold weather items, according to police.

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Helping to house Homeless Veterans in Murfreesboro
Helping to house Homeless Veterans in Murfreesboro

The Noon Exchange Club is hosting a local Veterans Matter rally 11/11@7 to kick of a fundraising effort to house homeless veterans.

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Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosting rally to house homeless veterans
Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosting rally to house homeless veterans

The Noon Exchange Club is hosting a local Veterans Matter rally 11/11@7 to kick off a fundraising effort to house homeless veterans.

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WGNS is collecting NEW sleeping bags and NEW blankets for homeless
WGNS is collecting NEW sleeping bags and NEW blankets for homeless

Cold nights are here, and the NewsRadio WGNS Blanket Brigade is again handing out new blankets and new sleeping bags to help homeless persons stay alive.

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Homeless Task Force seeks to centralize services into one campus
Homeless Task Force seeks to centralize services into one campus

Since the process is in the early stages, concepts of exactly what the facility or facilities would look like vary.

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The count of the homeless population Monday night / Tuesday morning
The count of the homeless population Monday night / Tuesday morning

A huge percentage of those who are homeless were sexually abused or physically abused as a child.

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Helping those in Need during Christmas
Helping those in Need during Christmas

This picture is simple, yet magical. Notice the smile on the face of the man receiving...

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Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter Program will be OPEN for the homeless Thursday
Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter Program will be OPEN for the homeless Thursday

The Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will again be open Thursday evening as the temps dip down below 30.

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U.S. Veterans to camp out in Murfreesboro to bring more awareness to homelessness
U.S. Veterans to camp out in Murfreesboro to bring more awareness to homelessness

Over Thanksgiving weekend, members of the United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club (a non-profit organization) will be living outside for 48 hours in a shopping center parking lot in Murfreesboro.

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Local MTSU Student and Writer Darcy Payne talks about living with the homeless
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Help homeless children in Rutherford County - Drop off a toy at Southeastern Tire
Help homeless children in Rutherford County - Drop off a toy at Southeastern Tire

A drop off box is at Southeastern Tire on NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro.

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Club YES to hold special event to benefit local homeless children THIS SUNDAY
Club YES to hold special event to benefit local homeless children THIS SUNDAY

Tairra Gofourth commented on what Club YES does on a daily basis...

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State of Tennessee has goal of reducing homelessness - Can they do it?
State of Tennessee has goal of reducing homelessness - Can they do it?

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is embarking on a three-year strategy to reduce homelessness among veterans and other chronically homeless people...

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Homeless women in Rutherford County are on the move everyday with The Way of Hope
Homeless women in Rutherford County are on the move everyday with The Way of Hope

It's hard to imagine moving from church to church, building to building every night.

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Concert benefiting Doors of Hope and the Journey Home - July 20th
Concert benefiting Doors of Hope and the Journey Home - July 20th

Concert tickets are on sale now for a fundraiser to benefit Doors of Hope and The Journey Home, set for Sunday, July 20th. 

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UPDATE: Deceased person found in an abandoned building Wednesday in Murfreesboro died of natural causes

The "unattended death" that was reported Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro has been investigated. 

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How do homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee?
How do homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee?

Many of the homeless persons living in Tennessee have mental illness problems, so the question we have is… how do homeless get help for mental illness? 

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The Journey Home serves breakfast and lunch to homeless daily in Murfreesboro, participating in The Big Payback
The Journey Home serves breakfast and lunch to homeless daily in Murfreesboro, participating in The Big Payback

WGNS recently met with Scott Foster at The Journey Home in Murfreesboro. The outreach center on West Castle Street serves a warm breakfast

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Special event for women this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro

A special “Women’s Day, A Day of Hope” event will take place this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro. 

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Salvation Army in Murfreesboro Celebrates 20th Anniversary for their Shelter as Homeless Population Grows
Salvation Army in Murfreesboro Celebrates 20th Anniversary for their Shelter as Homeless Population Grows

WGNS asked Lt. Monica Seiler how bad of a problem homelessness really is in Rutherford County. 

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mental Health Help at the VA in Murfreesboro
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mental Health Help at the VA in Murfreesboro

Some might say, it’s just what the doctor ordered. The York VA Medical Center has added a new service to further help veterans out.

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Homeless Man Allegedly Injured in Residential Break-in Treated at Murfreesboro Hospital Then Taken to Jail
Homeless Man Allegedly Injured in Residential Break-in Treated at Murfreesboro Hospital Then Taken to Jail

A homeless man who was reportedly injured in a residential burglary that allegedly occurred in Murfreesboro was treated at the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for injuries sustained...

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A New Homeless Shelter Expected in Murfreesboro
A New Homeless Shelter Expected in Murfreesboro

The homeless population appears to be increasing in Rutherford County, but what are individuals doing to make a difference?

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What Will Become of the Overgrown and Damaged Benevolent Cemetery in 2014 Off South Church Street?
What Will Become of the Overgrown and Damaged Benevolent Cemetery in 2014 Off South Church Street?
A local cemetery that sits on private property is in dire need of clearing and repair, however no plans are in place at this point to do anything about the Benevolent Cemetery.
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Can Homeless in Murfreesboro Find Proper Mental Health?
Can Homeless in Murfreesboro Find Proper Mental Health?
WGNS has aired multiple stories in recent weeks about homeless persons living in our community and one question that has come to light revolves around mental illness. Includes our past video interviews with the homeless. 
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Food Pantry was a Success on Friday at Greenhouse Ministries (See Pictures)
Food Pantry was a Success on Friday at Greenhouse Ministries (See Pictures)
A mobile food pantry (giveaway) was held on Friday at Greenhouse Ministries on South Spring Street in Murfreesboro.
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Hippie Hill Hosting a Fundraiser in Murfreesboro
Hippie Hill Hosting a Fundraiser in Murfreesboro
Hippie Hill, a location that many homeless call home in Rutherford County, is hosting a fundraiser on Friday night in Murfreesboro.
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WGNS Spoke to Two Homeless Persons who Told us they were THANKFUL this Thanksgiving... (Audio and Pictures)
WGNS Spoke to Two Homeless Persons who Told us they were THANKFUL this Thanksgiving... (Audio and Pictures)
Thanksgiving is here and many Rutherford County residents are counting their blessings. 58-Year old Debbie Nichols and her 32-year old son Lance told us what they are thankful for…
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Unregistered Homeless Sex Offender Caught Begging for Money Near Shopping Area in Murfreesboro
Unregistered Homeless Sex Offender Caught Begging for Money Near Shopping Area in Murfreesboro
A homeless sex offender seen begging for money has been apprehended for failing to properly register on the Sex Offender Registry. 
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WGNS Visits the Homeless Camp Under South Church Street That Many Don't Know Exist
WGNS Visits the Homeless Camp Under South Church Street That Many Don't Know Exist
Shortly after our conversation with him, he evidently wrote on his body with a marker that he needed food and “Smokes.”
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UPDATE: Tennessee One of the Poorest States in Country (This is of Course Financially Speaking)
UPDATE: Tennessee One of the Poorest States in Country (This is of Course Financially Speaking)
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, the state’s poverty rate in 2012 was nearly 18 percent, making Tennessee the 11th poorest state in the nation.
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Final Interview Dealing with Local Homeless Persons in Murfreesboro, TN
Final Interview Dealing with Local Homeless Persons in Murfreesboro, TN
Our video interviews with local homeless persons living on the street in Murfreesboro comes to a close this weekend with one final interview (below). 
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WGNS is Continuing our Interviews with Local Homeless Persons - In This Interview We Talk to a 23-Year Old Homeless Mother
WGNS is Continuing our Interviews with Local Homeless Persons - In This Interview We Talk to a 23-Year Old Homeless Mother
Scott Walker spoke to Laticha Bennett who is currently living with the Way of Hope in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Police Officers in Murfreesboro Often the First to Point Homeless in Right Direction to Seek Help
Rabkin suggested that police officers are trained to look for signs of mental illness and can point the homeless in the right direction to seek help.
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VIDEO: Our Homeless Video Series Continues on WGNS
VIDEO: Our Homeless Video Series Continues on WGNS
WGNS interviewed one woman who travels from church to church nightly for a place to lay her head. Her story is quite interesting.
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VIDEO: Interview Series with Local Homeless Residents Continue in this Sobering Conversation
VIDEO: Interview Series with Local Homeless Residents Continue in this Sobering Conversation
Our homeless interview series continues to dive into the problems that these residents are facing.
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VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro
VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro

In this most recent video, the woman we spoke to told WGNS that she is homeless because she has been on the run from a domestic violence situation. 

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New Video Interview with One of Many Homeless Persons in Murfreesboro
New Video Interview with One of Many Homeless Persons in Murfreesboro

WGNS has been spending time with homeless persons living in the Murfreesboro City Limits in recent weeks and we have conducted several video interviews. 

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Homeless Population: Homeless Man Beat in Old Fort Park - Found Under a Table

In this most recent story, a homeless man was badly beaten while staying at Old Fort Park. 

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Special Interview With One of Many Homeless Persons Living in Murfreesboro (See Video)

The homeless population is increasing in Rutherford County. WGNS took the time to stop and speak with one homeless person who told us he enjoys conversations with strangers. 

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Panhandler Problem Being Addressed by the City of Murfreesboro
WGNS is continuing to follow the situation involving homeless in Murfreesboro and the problem of panhandlers begging for money on or next to busy city streets. Police Chief Glenn Chrisman stated…   
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Strong Medicine: Will Homeless in Murfreesboro Have to Pull Their Boot Straps Up to Get Help?
It will now be up to the homeless subject to take responsibility and own his problem and seek the proper help that he may be in need of. WGNS has found that help is indeed available.
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Influx of Homeless Arrests Made in Recent Weeks in Murfreesboro
Many of the homeless persons in our community seem to have a past criminal history and many of the homeless population appears to be under probation at this time, based on the arrest records we have seen. 
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Local group helping out homeless Murfreesboro students with Valentine's cards
Local group helping out homeless Murfreesboro students with Valentine's cards
A volunteer group called “Club Yes” in Murfreesboro is helping out homeless children in Murfreesboro. 
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AWESOME: West Main Mission helped 6,191 local individuals in 2012
n 1978, a Rutherford County business man, who is a Christian, received inspiration from God to do something for the people of Rutherford County in addition to his gifts to a local church. This led to an initial gift of $30,000 and the concept of what was soon to become the West Main Mission.
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