WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Krista Dugosh, the owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet about how she continues to work with clients one on one, but not in traditional ways. She said she works by phone, text, email, face-time and texting.
Gov. Bill Lee joined Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.
Suicide is a growing concern among health care providers in the Volunteer State...
As of April 2, 86 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Rutherford County by the Tennessee Health Department and there has been one (1) death. A breakdown of reported cases by city has not been released.
"In this crisis, opportunity comes. All government functions and services can expect to be scrutinized and evaluated--including public education. When life moves so fast, it becomes hard to keep things in perspective. "
See our interactive map to find out who is open for business during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Annie Lindsey is a Middle Tennessee native who has cared for the people OF Murfreesboro as an RN for more than 4 years. She is with Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Lindsey and her colleagues are working tirelessly to protect our community.
So far as many already know, Cannon County has (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 50 who have tested for it (47 tested negative as of 3/31/2020). Statewide reports of at least 2,2389 cases and 23 deaths, 121 people have recovered and 175 are currently hospitalized - as of March 31, 2020.
Stores in places like Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Manchester, Nashville will tell workers to stay home or seek medical care if they have a fever of a least 100 or higher.
Governor Bill Lee told the state that nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted...
Some of the items to be discussed will include the authorization of employee pay, the policy dealing with the ability to close schools during emergencies and granting paid leave for staff, teachers and other employees during emergency situations...
The annual CMA fest held in Nashville has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As WGNS continues to follow the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials remind residents to call a doctor if you start to have symptoms...
With the start of a new week yesterday (Monday), new suggestions came from the governor's office.
With inaccurate numbers from places like China, it is hard to build an accurate model in countries like America on what to expect with SARS-CoV-2.
High winds swept across Highway 231 South next to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport destroying barns, fence rows, utility poles and trees.
Rep. Sparks said that unemployment is up by about 1300%, but our state is ready to tackle the big issues and has "Emergency Cash Assistance" available for families impacted with job loss due to COVID-19...
As communities take action to slow the spread of COVID-19, one thing 10 million people across seven states don't have to worry about is having clean, reliable low-cost electricity from the nation's largest public power provider - the Tennessee Valley Authority.
As part of its response to COVID-19, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has restricted incoming traffic to one entrance at its Nashville and Alvin C. York campuses.
MURFREESBORO: "Children are watching how we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is important that we remain calm and reassure children they are safe."
Taking a short break from COVID-19 news, WGNS' Scott Walker highlights the joy of one mans' life who grew up during the times of race wars. While Ed is African American, he ignored the black and white issues during his time and focused on the positive.
Murfreesboro Police Officers assisted with traffic control at a drive-through testing site for the COVID-19. The testing station is at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic at it opened this past Thursday. You can NOT simply drive-up to get the test. You must be referred either after visiting the Rutherford County Health Department or being referred by your local physician.
Changes approved by the Governor will equal more help in the Volunteer State to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...
Rutherford County Public Information Officer Ashley McDonald told WGNS NEWS that if you test positive, your information is not given to the public...
Like other businesses and families, Tennessee's direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are facing new and imposing challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and by local...
United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said legislation he voted for and the Senate passed Thursday (3/26/2020) by a vote of 96-0 will send "sweeping relief to keep paychecks coming for workers and relieve financial burdens for Americans hurt by COVID-19."
Some gas stations in Rutherford County are now at $1.61 per gallon as we close out the week (3/23 - 3/27/2020).
Open records in Tennessee: Public records were once on paper only. Public information once was interpreted as - only information documented on paper. All of those things have changed over time and will continue to change.
"We have been notified by the TN Department of Health that a resident of Cannon County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Meals 4 Hearts began with sending thousands of meals to Nashville and Cookeville for 12 days following the tornado. Now, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, Jennifer Vannoy, and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
The commissioners of Tennessee's Departments of Children's Services (DCS) and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) are asking for individuals who are students who have earned or are pursuing a master's degree or are retired from counseling, clinical therapy, social work, and related fields to consider joining the workforce in the event there are workforce needs caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
It was determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.
Childcare is a big need right now for those who have children and are working additional hours in grocery stores or in the medical field as schools remain closed. Governor Bill Lee stated...
Few stores are open at both The Avenue and the Stones River Town Centre, previously known as Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
The Little Things are Big Things: A local Girl Scout decided that she was going to thank the Murfreesboro Police Officers for keeping our citizens safe.
WGNS has more news on our local parks in Murfreesboro, highlighting closures and highlighting what is currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the week ending March 21, 2020, Tennesseans filed 39,096 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits. The week prior, the state received 2,702 new unemployment claims. The latest figure represents a nearly 20 fold increase in week-to-week claims.
During the changing times, multiple businesses are seeing a big change in how everything is done. Funeral homes are one of the businesses that have been hit with an impact that saddens not only the funeral home, but also local families.
WGNS has more news on the Tennessee National Guard being mobilized and used to help in the testing for COVID-19. Troops are currently at the National Guard base in Smyrna, which is where they will leave from as needed.
Greenhouse Ministries, a local non-profit, is helping hundreds of households with food as more and more people are finding themselves without work.
While COVID-19 is spreading and people are isolating themselves, the parks are still open and they're a great place for social distancing...
As heard on Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military.
The changes brought on by COVID-19 are having a huge impact on local businesses, many restaurant owners are turning to new ideas and business models to persevere. Peter Demos, President of Demos' Restaurant based in Murfreesboro, TN said...
Do not visit the emergency room if you feel that you may have the coronavirus, that is the message from Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron...
Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announcing a series of operational changes effective March 26.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
The State Farm Operations Center in Murfreesboro on Memorial Blvd. at DeJarnette Lane continues to be closed to workers and visitors as employees work from home.
FEMA released information to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The organization says, "Rumors can easily circulate within communities..."
The Rutherford County Clerk's office has announced that those who have expired tags will have an extension to purchase the wheel tax sticker and to update their vehicle registration.
On Sunday (3/22/2020) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize...
On Sunday (3/23/2020), State Farm Murfreesboro Operations Center employees lined up in their cars to pick up equipment to begin working from home.
Local businesses are feeling the pinch of COVID-19. Business and community non-profits are also being hit, but some of those non-profits are working with local businesses to come up with new ideas.
Authorities say that the subject of an identity theft investigation is using other people's personal information to make his own ID with his photo on it.
"This is about your paycheck," Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today in describing a collection of Republican and Democrat senators' ideas that he said will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns...
Shoppers are scarce in Rutherford County as citizens attempt to battle an unseen enemy known as COVID-19. Shopping Centers like The Avenue are ghost towns. But, some retailers continue to push forward, perhaps saving at least a small percentage of hourly employees from being unemployed.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, the City of La Vergne is expanding its precautionary measures to ensure the safety of residents and city staff. All lobbies at city buildings will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020...
Recent events, including the COVID-19 health crisis, have created a great strain across all aspects of our society.
"This is no time to be running a political campaign," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today on the Senate floor as Democrats block legislation that will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees on payrolls and to relieve Tennesseans..."
PHOTOS: See what downtown Nashville looks like as a near empty ghost town due to COVID-19.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has seen a large increase in the number of unemployment claims.
Webb School, a private school in Bell Buckle, told parents that the school is closed...
Rutherford County was sitting at 1 confirmed case at last report, but confirmations being released by the Tennessee Health Department to the media have slowed greatly.
Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews.
"Ascension Saint Thomas Facility Visitation & Associate Screening Policies As part of a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ascension Saint Thomas has evaluated our visitor policies..."
FYI: Testing centers on the list sent out with the below release Thursday (3-19-20) are no longer available test sites. Persons with medical concerns are urged to contact the Rutherford County Health Department at 615-898-7880 or their primary healthcare provider to be connected with appropriate resources.
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
Authorities made changes to lower the number of persons in the police station as a result of the COVID-19 crisis currently underway.
The increase in background check requests in Tennessee aligns with national trends during the pandemic. TBI processed 14,657 transactions between Thursday, March 12th and Monday, March 16th. During the comparable five-day period, February 13th through February 17th, TBI processed 7,901 transactions. Stores like Bullseye Pawn and Gun in Murfreesboro, TN seem to be well stocked, but the line to get in may take 10 to 15 minutes...
At this point, there has not been an uptick in crime, according to Larry Flowers, Murfreesboro Police Spokesperson.
In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking the following precautionary measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The local center will be implementing a temporary remote (work from home) strategy and adjusting their direct services support model, so that they may continue to provide vital healing and protective services to the Rutherford County community. However, in-person services will continue to be available with social distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6 feet between office personnel and clients.
State Farm told WGNS NEWS, "We can confirm that an employee who works in our Murfreesboro facility has been diagnosed with the COVID-19.
"With regard to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control have noted that chlorine (used by our plant daily) is effective in eliminating the virus through the disinfection process for drinking water supplies..."
UPDATE:The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee told WGNS they are trying to determine how they will conduct their free legal clinic in Rutherford county.At this point, the answer as to how they will move forward with that event and others is unclear. The organization stated, "The COVID-19 pandemic has called into focus a need...
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
The study, conducted by Alarms.org, calculated the crime rate in La Vergne per 1,000 to be 977 using 2018 statistics. La Vergne reported 157 violent crimes, 820 non-violent crimes, and 75 law enforcement employees (sworn and non-sworn).
Out of a workforce of over 2,000 people at Arnold Air Force Base, several hundred Rutherford County residents make the daily commute to the base in Tullahoma every single day. But due to the Coronavirus, that could change.
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, it is key to remember that certain groups of people are more susceptible to the lethal side of the virus. Specifically, those with co-morbid conditions.
"Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 we will be temporarily suspending our branch lobby hours and remain open as drive thru only until further notice."
In Murfreesboro, the local electric provider is putting a halt on shutting off electric meters so that those unable to get out with weakened immune systems can stay healthy. WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric on Tuesday (3/17/2020)...
The following Murfreesboro Parks and Rec facilities are closed March 16 - April 3, 2020...
A case of fraud is under investigation in Murfreesboro and authorities are trying to identify a man photographed on an in store surveillance camera.
Dr. Kevin Billups with The Billups Center talks with WGNS' Penny Ray about the idea of men leading a better life outside of depression, high blood pressure, heart issues and problems that impact the male anatomy...
In compliance with local, state and federal directives concerning Covid-19, Malco Theatres is TEMPORARILY closing...
The TN Valley Healthcare System is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky.
They currently have two offices in Murfreesboro, one in Smyrna and now in Thompson Station, TN.
COVID-19: Above graphic, by the numbers. In the world, only 0.0019755115171793% of the Global Population actually has the Coronavirus.
Tennessee State Parks remain open and free of charge for outdoor recreation as officials continue to monitor the impact of coronavirus in Tennessee.
Rutherford County Schools will remain closed until Friday, April 3, 2020. County Schools Spokesperson James Evans stated...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns about COVID-19 and has dropped 12 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.04 which is nearly 17 cents less than one month ago and 31 cents less than one year ago.
Grocery stores are seeing large crowds making unusually large purchases of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Some items are being limited to three per customer while other items are not being limited. We are also seeing the courts limit in-person proceedings when able to do so, which is also a big change.
UPDATE: Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally issued a joint statement relative to COVID -19...
Tennessee Highway Patrol officials have released the names of those involved in a deadly accident Wednesday afternoon in Coffee County.
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Senate Health Committee will hold its second committee hearing on the federal government's response to the coronavirus.
News reports are coming out Friday afternoon that Governor Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally and Speaker Sexton have issued orders to close the capitol and the legislature's offices and committee rooms effective immediately to the public, advocacy groups, and paid lobbyists!
Mirroring the steps other countries have taken to combat the spread of the virus, social-distancing policies are helping to drive down the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in places such as China.
The new addition costs come in at $11.4 million and was included in the Rutherford County Schools budgeting plans...
Governor Bill Lee has declared a State of Emergency as the coronavirus continues to have an impact on sports, businesses, nursing homes, schools, government and more. MORE TO COME
The checkpoint will be near the intersection of Broad Street and South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
"This collection event is only held in our county twice a year," said Rutherford County Solid Waste Director Mac Nolen. "That is why it is important to take advantage of the opportunity to do a little 'Spring Cleaning'."
Rutherford County Stormwater, City of Murfreesboro, and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are gearing up for the 12th Annual "FREE Trees for Streams" event which places free trees in the hands of property owners near streams.
A request for funding to add new schools to the Rutherford County education system is a top priority as the community continues to grow. Trey Lee with Rutherford County Schools stated...
Internationally recognized trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will visit MTSU March 16-17...
UPDATE: As of Sunday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health says that deaths caused by the tornado specifically have remained at 24.
Rutherford County residents should receive an invitation to complete the U.S. Census on or about March 12th this week.
Tennessee residents who also are refugees are gathering outside the State Capitol today to protest House lawmakers' passage of a resolution that they contend says they aren't welcome here.
This clarification comes after some farmers in Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Cannon Counties voiced their concerns about the unfair impact they felt this would have had on their ponds and even on some of the streams that travel through their farmlands.
The 2020 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships is this week at Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The TSSAA High School Basketball Championships have been held in Murfreesboro since 1973.
One man in Williamson County, TN has tested positive for the virus and the department of health laboratory tested the individual, and has submitted results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Governor Lee stated at a press conference:
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services...
The latest information released from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency...
61-Year-old Antonio Saenz Aguilar is accused of aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a male roommate on February 24, 2020.
Case located in Williamson County, TN: "We are working closely with local health care partners to identify contacts and contain spread of this disease in our communities," said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.
Fishing at the Farmer's Market will take place each Friday in the large pond next to the Lane Agri Park - starting the first Friday in May and continuing until the last Friday in October.
At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, on July 12, 2019, TBI Special Agents responded to a home on Sunny Slope Drive in Woodbury...
Upon Governor Bill Lee delivering the news of the first COVID-19 case in Tennessee, Mayor Bill Ketron reached out to Rutherford County leaders, officials from other municipalities within the County, public safety...
Door to door census workers may prove to be more effective in Rutherford County than the initial mail-out survey. June Iljana (ILL-jan-ah), Tennessee Media Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau:
Greenhouse Ministries is working to move closer towards their goal of building a new structure that includes studio sized apartments for segments of our homeless community above their office.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday released the following statement after the Senate voted 84-3 to begin consideration of a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill that would help lower energy costs and unleash an abundance of clean, cheap, reliable energy.
UPDATE with AUDIO - Death Count now said to be at 24 and over 70 injured.
There has been a turn of events for a woman convicted on charges that included the rape of her son in Rutherford County between 1999 and 2003.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) responded for mutual aid in the aftermath...
The Nashville Predators stepped forward Monday to raise money and awareness for Middle Tennessee State University student veterans in distress and whose educational benefits have either expired or have been exhausted.
The opioid epidemic that is ravaging the nation is carving a particularly destructive path in rural communities in Tennessee, which has the third-highest per capita rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions in the country.
Kim was just 50 when she was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2018. Her treatment team consisted of Dr. Brian Lee of Saint Thomas Cancer Care and Dr. Victor Gian of Tennessee Oncology.
Reports indicate 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra: Rutherford County is made up of active individuals who enjoy running, walking, working and exercising in general. But, did you realize that the majority of active women are not wearing the correct bra to properly support them?
The bowling alley on Broad Street first opened in 1957, so the move to the mall is somewhat historical for Murfreesboro - especially for residents who grew up in the community.
The Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report detailing the pro bono legal service reported by attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, legal service providers, mediators, and other organizations.
Hearthstone Properties has launched Studio at Fountains, a new Class A workspace model of small, fully furnished, private offices and shared co-working amenities designed for individuals, small teams and fast-growing companies.
Up until about 15 years ago, only a handful of agaves were available that were hardy to zero degrees. On top of that, they were miniscule at only 3 to 10 inches tall and were not overly showy. They were nothing to get excited about.
The fourth quarter of 2019 saw the state's exports drop by $500 million from the same period in 2018, mirroring losses for the third quarter. Tennessee exports suffered a $1.6 billion loss over the entire the year.
A man who plead guilty to especially aggravated kidnapping, arson, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted first degree murder based on offenses committed against his stepmother in Rutherford County, has petitioned the courts for post conviction relief.
A man who made himself at home after breaking into a residence in Murfreesboro six-months ago, has...
You may recall the name Matthew Whitehair from past news stories... he was the man convicted on one count of simple assault, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sexual battery, five counts of attempted incest, one count of incest, one count of statutory rape by an authority figure, and one count of sexual battery by an authority figure
"Youth e-cigarette usage is a serious public health concern for Tennessee," said General Slatery. "Public health research shows that nicotine dependence and e-cigarette usage among youth are associated with increased likelihood of youth smoking...
Dr. Kevin Billups tells WGNS' Penny Ray that he can help correct male problems and give men their sexual function back. When you correct the sexual health problem, you often fix depression and anxiety issues...
MORE INFORMATION: Evidently, the threat suggesting something would happen on Thursday was found on a bathroom stall Wednesday (2/26/2020). However, parents were not notified about the threat until the following school day after class was well underway.
On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis departed from San Francisco for the American B-29 base on Tinian island with a top-secret cargo that would ultimately put an end to World War II...
A large-scale drug bust took place several weeks ago in Rutherford County. WGNS also talked to the Sheriff's Department about an increase in heroin related drug overdoses.
Day of Hope is being held to inspire hope in those struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges, their families, and their communities.
MTSU student William Duke talks about the music program at the university that helps him excel...
32 Year old Christopher Nathan Thomas of Morgan Road in Eagleville, was charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, felony evading arrest, evading arrest, vandalism and driving on a suspended license.
Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers to help rid the parks and State Natural Areas of invasive species with the annual Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 7.
ISO Ratings are number classifications assigned to fire departments across the state that rate the public's protection in the case of fires. The lower the rating, the better equipped and the faster a department can respond.
Around 250 Rutherford County employees and their families packaged 51,250 meals on Saturday in an effort to tackle hunger issues in the community.
A record-breaking 750 local supporters and volunteers were in attendance at the annual Rutherford Heart Ball this past Saturday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites raising a record-breaking $315,000 to fight heart disease and stroke.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has received approval to return Center Hill Lake to normal operations, which means that lake levels will be on the rise for the upcoming recreation season.
State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) has filed legislation (SB-2069) to allow local governments in Tennessee to conduct their own special census to include unborn children in their population.
The case was heard over a two-and-a-half-day trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court and the outcome of the trial equaled a guilty plea filed by a Stone Mountain, Georgia man who victimized a female in Murfreesboro.
The Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) responded to a request from authorities in Henderson County, TN to assist with 54 cats and dogs living in deplorable conditions in and around a single-family residence.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host three workshops across the state in the coming weeks to assist communities interested in parks and recreation grant applications with the department. The one closest to Murfreesboro will be held in Shelbyville, TN.
TDK is a privately-held development and construction company with headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Founded in Kentucky in 1959 by Dorris Keach, TDK is a three-generation company that builds and develops projects throughout the Southeast and Southwest. Having completed more than 10,000 units valued at more than $1.2 billion, TDK properties are setting a new standard in the multi-family housing industry.
A Statewide AMBER Alert has been issued on behalf of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office for Evelyn Mae Boswell.
"I am a strong proponent of collaborative work that unites people with different perspectives so that we can strategize creatively," said Dr. David Sellers, Chief of Staff, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.
Luke Marlin, of Christiana, Tennessee, who attends Middle Tennessee Christian School, turned in the best exam...
UPDATE: WGNS has more news on a Murfreesboro man charged with the Rape of a Child under the age of 13.
Nicholas Sutton was convicted of killing an inmate. Prior to the murder of in inmate in 1986, he killed a total of 3 people in the early 1980's. One of those 3 included his own grandmother.
A monument to the longstanding relationship between Arnold Engineering Development Complex and the F100 engine now stands outside of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.
It's time to purchase your new hunting and fishing license. The new 2020-21 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale, with over one million licenses expected to be purchased in the coming year.
According to the Grundy County Herald, during a city workshop Monday (Feb. 17), the entire volunteer fire department for Monteagle resigned in support of former fire chief Mike Holmes, who was fired by the vice mayor.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is opening its Two- Generation (2Gen) grant process today to award up to $50 million in funding to non-profit organizations with experience helping move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.
An idea for an ice skating rink in Murfreesboro is gaining momentum. Murfreesboro City Councilman Kirt Wade explains more...
The newly proposed bill in Tennessee regarding occupational licenses is now a dead issue. State senator Janice Bowling has announced that she moved the bill into a subcommittee, a move that effectively "kills the legislation."
The fire occurred just two days after Melissa Ashford lost her husband Herbert who was known by friends and family as Roho.
UPDATE:A large amount of police activity in the area of South Church Street (231 South) and Joe B. Jackson Parkway had passing motorist concerned on Thursday night.
Several days of heavy rainfall are in the forecast, and more water over roadways is likely. Some roads are already covered, Rutherford County Sheriffs Office warns motors not to drive on roads that are covered with water.In other words, "Turn around, don't drown.'
Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2020 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Gov. Bill Lee delivered his State of the State address, showcasing Tennessee's progress over the past year and outlining his legislative and budget priorities for the coming year.
Sydney Callahan, Colby Davis, and Mara Watson, students at Riverdale High School, have been selected for the 202 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers today announced a loan for $886,000 for the Town of Bell Buckle to improve water infrastructure.
When it comes to shoes for running, walking or even sports like tennis, it is important to have a shoe that is not only comfortable, but also supportive and flexible when needed.
Days after the Tennessee General Assembly passed an anti-LGBT adoption bill, State House District 49 candidate Brandon Thomas (D-Murfreesboro) called on Governor Bill Lee to veto the bill.
In nearby Nashville, the police investigated a possible bomb threat at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Only a few days remain with "early bird pricing" still available for participants that register for the 9th Annual Special Kids Race, presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at MMC in Murfreesboro, TN.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R) from Tennessee announced that the Senate passed Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. It gives pay raises and better housing for troops, plus more equipment and training.
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for workers to work on their schedule for positions with the 2020 CENSUS. In Rutherford Couny census taker positions pay $21 per hour.
After hosting the inaugural Exit 111 Festival in Manchester in October of 2019, organizers have announced that the festival will not return in 2020.
A man convicted of rape in nearby Bedford County nearly 17 years ago remains in prison, but also maintains his innocence.
In Tennessee, approximately 18,000 people are living with HIV, and 760 of them were newly diagnosed in 2018...
Many students purchase THC advertised products online, not knowing anything about the company or what they are actually purchasing...
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.
The Department is currently piloting a program called Single Team Single Plan which is voluntary but the goal is to connect the families with the resources they need in order to be successful and live a happier and healthier life.
New business filings increased 8.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the previous year, according to a new report released Friday by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. An increase in new entity filings suggest continued economic growth for Tennessee.
Nurses for Newborns (NFN) is dedicated to reducing infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by sending registered nurses into the home to provide physical assessment, education, and positive parenting skills to at risk families.
The world's largest tree house in Crossville, TN is now only ashes - Jim Krasula with CBS News reports...
Annie Rose Robinson is a survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and her family formed the Team Annie Rose Foundation in 2013.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer program teaches school students about internet safety and more...
One death was reported at the concert. Patrick Smith of Kentucky died during the Saturday concerts after suffering from a heart attack.
It is not too often that you hear about a stolen airplane, but this is a story about just that.
The cost of growth for a city is not cheap, as explained by Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman explains...
Elvis Presley is wanted by the long arm of the law in Crossville, Tennessee.
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.
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.
Ending youth violence within Murfreesboro starts in the home. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams stated...
Embattled former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada is now facing a probe into his campaign finances.
After 5-days on-the-run, 44-year old Curtis Ray Watson has been apprehended. To the amazement of most persons, he was still in Henning, Tennessee.
To help strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee's rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Governor Bill Lee's rural initiatives.
Tourism continues to skyrocket in Rutherford County. With a record-breaking visitor volume of 2.36 million people to Rutherford County, the economic impact has followed suit.
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.
Leasing is currently underway on Vintage Gateway, an upscale apartment community, Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced this past week.
The Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund has surpassed its minimum balance requirement of $10 million and will suspend assessments from grain producers.
Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below 5 percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, 5 percent. Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment in Tennessee.
Perhaps you saw a Russian aircraft flying over Rutherford County when the aircraft made its way towards the Air Force base in nearby Tullahoma, TN?
Many of us are not aware of when we're able to prepare commercial food products at home versus when we need to use a commercial kitchen.
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...
Residents in Smyrna celebrated America's Independenc Day on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2019, at the Lee Victory Park.
The three suspects pled guilty to a 2-year old drug overdose case that killed a Smyrna teen. Pleading guilty in Rutherford County Circuit Court were Eric Crowell, William Yager, and Brett Austin Mccord.
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.
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.
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).
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.
A multi agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man charged in connection to the murder of seven people and critical injuries to an eighth victim at two different locations in Sumner County last month.
The Basic Education Program (BEP), how Tennessee funds K-12 public schools, provides over $4.7 billion of state funding for education.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual 'Crime on Campus' publication, detailing the volume...
You can submit your photos between now and May 3rd at the Murfreesboro City Hall inside the rotunda at the entrance.
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.
House members voted 86-5 on Monday for legislation that would scrap the twice-annual time shift - but only if Congress first passes a federal law allowing states to observe daylight saving year-round and the proposal was later adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly
While an effort to enact an abortion heartbeat bill failed last week, anti-abortion lawmakers have refocused their efforts to enact a "trigger" bill that would ban abortions in Tennessee should the Supreme Court alter or overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
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.
Tennessee, which has historically ranked among the highest states with civilian fire deaths, is now ranked No. 11 in the nation for fire deaths by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with 14.6 deaths per million from 2011 - 2015.
What has been labeled "The Fetal Heartbeat Bill" passed the House in the Tennessee General Assembly but was later moved to "Study" this summer by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
School vouchers maybe out in Tennessee, but what may pass the state legislation this year is the Education Savings Account (ESA).
Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), co-sponsor of legislation to allow Tennesseans to receive medical cannabis under the care of a physician and pharmacist, expressed her continued support for the medical benefits it will provide.
Avid Hotels is a franchise based hotel brand originally launched in 2017 by InterContinental Hotels Group.
The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.
The sugar maple tree yields autumn foliage, maple syrup and Tennessee whiskey. Wood from the tree is chopped into planks, stacked in piles and burned to form charcoal.
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.
A 40 Caliber round was lodged into the flooring. The bullet evidently came from the apartment below.
With the growing popularity of protein-packed diets, farmers across Tennessee say the demand for meat is on the rise, and that trend is expected to continue.
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...
An unidentified body of a man has been located in East Tennessee. The TBI wants to know if you can identify the subjects belt, belt buckle or shirt pictured.
Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Higher Education Reform Proposal:
The State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 4,234 jobs are currently open in Rutherford County. The department statistics show that there are 8,490 potential job candidates for those job openings.
The Town of Smyrna will receive a loan totaling $3 million for green infrastructure and waste water treatment plant expansion from 5.85 million gallons per day (MGD) to 9 MGD.
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.
Tennessee Code Annotated 43-6-425, which governs the Boll Weevil Eradication Program, provides that a referendum authorizing assessments be held at least every 10 years.
RELEASE FROM TN RIGHT TO LIFE: Tennessee Right to Life respectfully underscores the concerns of our organization with regard to H.B. 77, the heartbeat abortion ban legislation.
Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.
A proposal is before lawmakers to create a "concealed only" permit which will cost the taxpayers about $1 million per year and will rename the existing permit as an "enhanced" permit.
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
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.
Secretary Hargett said the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program that was sponsored by Sen. Kelsey and Rep. Farmer last year, made this program possible.
Are you looking for the perfect photo backdrop for an upcoming wedding? Tennessee is home to several farm venues that offer gorgeous views with barns,...
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.
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 "Human Life Protection Act" is going to get a lot of attention in the halls of the state legislature
On Wednesday (02/13/2019), pro-life female legislators introduced legislation supported by Tennessee Right to Life that, upon reversal of Roe v Wade, would restore full legal protections for unborn children.
A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill to observe daylight saving time year-round in the Volunteer State.
Pregnant women whose babies are born addicted to drugs could face charges if a bill filed by two Tennessee lawmakers is passed.
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.
A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill that would hit robocallers with major fines if caught spoofing local phone numbers.
Medical marijuana talk is growing in Tennessee and now it will be up for legislative debate.
Now is the time to nominate your favorite locally owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna business for the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards.
Gov. Bill Lee says he supports banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
Congressman DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement in support of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF):
Local creatives are collaborating on a one-night multigenre show celebrating the "heart breakers, breath takers, and fate makers" of our lives.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) encourages Tennessee employers to take part in the Payment Audit Independent Determination program or PAID.
Lt. Governor Randy McNally has announced that State Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will serve in a leadership role in a key Senate Committee.
"Weak border security and bad laws are causing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and in our local communities. Erecting more effective physical barri..."
UPDATE: The court date for a man accused of aggravated sexual battery against a 12-year-old was delayed last week.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the death of a Bedford County inmate that occurred on New Year's Eve.
The "Tennessee Sports Gaming Act" would allow local governments to decide whether or not to allow sports betting.
Rutherford County is one of several counties in the Volunteer State known to have higher Radon levels.
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
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.
Rutherford County Commissioner Pettus Read who represents the area of Rutherford County where the tornado took the life of MTSU Adjunct Professor Angie Walker, wife of WGNS' Scott Walker, said that a special resolution will honor her on Thursday evening (12/13/18).
Just down 231 South in nearby Bedford County, a Shelbyville check cashing business was robbed late Saturday morning, police said.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.
School students from all three grand divisions of the state have cast their votes in the statewide races for Governor and U.S. Senate.
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).
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.
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) received an endorsement from the Tennessee Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) in the 49th District State House Race.
Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement in response to the Trump administration announcing new guidance on waivers that could allow states to expand health insurance plan offerings that don't include pre-existing condition protections.
UPDATE: The TBI spokesperson who recently took over the West Tennessee wing for public relations has resigned.
Reportedly, a Cascade High School student from Shelbyville has died and another is hurt after a rollover crash in Bedford County on Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
The U.S. Geological Survey at Memphis reports a Magnitude 2.3 earthquake rattled folks in Grundy County and surrounding communities about 1 a.m. Monday.
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.
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment under the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution.
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.
In a victory for opponents of abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a case that has made it easier to restrict abortion in Tennessee.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 14-20 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, to promote awareness of the importance of geoscience...
Tennessee has the potential to do a better job helping young parents. And failing to do so could leave an impact on multiple generations.
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.
Detectives are working to identify three young men who on Sunday robbed a 10-year-old boy at gunpoint in an apartment complex parking lot in the 5500 block of Scruggs Lane.
The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health and safety advisory to warn Tennesseans about the risks of harm associated with use of products derived from Cannabis, including marijuana and hemp that claim to benefit health...
"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.
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.
Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...
According to a police report, Marijuana and meth were found on a driver Thursday after police stopped her due to a Franklin County warrant for her arrest. The incident happened in nearby Bedford County.
Across the state of Tennessee, the TN Department of Safety reports that 70 people have died in traffic fatalities this month alone (September 2018)...
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.
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.
"Wings & Rings" will benefit Special Olympic athletes from 5:00 to 8:00PM this coming Tuesday night at Toot's Good Food and Fun, 301 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna. The funds raised will help pay expenses for 450 Rutherford County and Murfreesboro school students with disabilities to participate in the annual county bowling tournament in October and the state tournament.
UPDATE WITH AUDIO: Tennessee should consider fully eliminating statutes for most felony child abuse crimes like the majority of other states.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that Tennessee is set to receive $30.8 million to combat the opioid crisis.
Tennessee home prices increased 8 percent year-over-year, BERC Director Murat Arik noted. The increase in home prices remains above the national average, which has fluctuated around 6.5 percent over the past two years.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.
The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.
There was lots of action on the Ocoee River this weekend. The river flows through the Southern Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States. Whitewater competitions got underway this past Friday.
The City of La Vergne is excited to officially open the new Hurricane Creek Greenway on Saturday, August 25th.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announces today the approval of insurance rates requested by the five carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) ahead of Open Enrollment for 2019.
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 Tennessee Department of Education released the state's 2018 TNReady school-level results Thursday, along with school and district student growth data.
Caleb Walls' first day on the job as a Fire Trainee was August 6, exactly 28 years after his dad, Captain Clay Walls, started his firefighting career at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.
Evidently, the theft involved about $1500 worth of shingles. The original report shows they were stolen in the 2,000 block of East Main Street in Murfreesboro.
The teen is accused of molesting a 5 year old child on May 19 and a 4 year old on July 19 in restroom facilities at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN during separate ATV racing events.
Moving forward for apartment complexes in Murfreesboro, it may be a good idea to spread apartments out a little more... That thought according to Mayor Shane McFarland...
A Huntsville, Alabama woman has been taken to jail in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.
CAPTURED: Nashville North Precinct Flex officers a short time ago arrested accused kidnappers/armed robbers Orlando Harris Jr. and Deion Glover from the Green Hills case. They were taken into custody without incident after being spotted at 17th Avenue North & Wheless Street by Officers Garren Hoskins, Khalid Abbady and Daniel Garrett.
The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
With under 90 days to go until the general election, Tennessee Democrats are excited to come together as a united party and win more seats up and down the ballot.
On Labor Day Weekend, which starts at the end of this month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to be out in full force.
A bag of what was believed to be cocaine was found along with marijuana and multiple drug paraphernalia items during the recent execution of a search warrant in Murfreesboro.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...
The official report obtained by WGNS showed, "Mr. Wiley had sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for grabbing his penis."
Thousands of Tennessee residents with HIV may have had their medical information compromised. Evidently, the medical records were on a public server for about 9 months before being discovered.
Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.
The Center for the Arts is taking the community on a musical journey of cultural revolution with Memphis the Musical on stage this Friday, July 13- 29.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.
A man died at a popular lake destination in the nearby DeKalb County area.
A Murfreesboro man who told police he was an Uber driver was arrested and charged with his second DUI after allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident. However, Uber says that he never drove for them.
A Murfreesboro man has been accused of attacking a security employee at a Target store in Williamson County, TN.
More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army.
Job opportunities for inmates arrived in the form of a Hyundai forklift Friday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.
Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers...
WET and WILD Wednesdays will be conducted at Old Fort Park at the Overall Street entrance each Wednesday during the month of June.
New laws in Tennessee will give judges more tools to help domestic violence victims. WGNS' Scott Walker has the story...
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
David Harper, an associate professor of materials science in the UT Center for Renewable Carbon, will lead UTIA's newest effort, which is a $1.4M award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Fleet Feet, the local retail leader in building and supporting the Murfreesboro running community, will participate in the brand's nationally coordinated running event, The Big Run, in celebration of Global Running Day on June 6.
A new mural is being painted on the side of Wheeler's Construction and Restoration, Inc. The mural, painted by a Murfreesboro artist, is an American flag in the shape of a magnolia with the word "Manchester" on it.
Consumer demand for locally grown beef has some Tennessee beef producers pondering their options, while researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture examine the feasibility of a Tennessee Certified Beef program.
Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...
After a gunman shot and killed four people at a Waffle House early Sunday, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party Mary Mancini released the following statement:
Evans stated, "We have ensured that these issues are not being caused by our systems, and we continue to work with the Tennessee Department of Education to address issues with its online testing platform."
"As the legal field continues to evolve, the Court understands its rules must modernize and adapt to changing practice realities," said Chief Justice Jeff Bivins. "At the same time, it is essential we ensure attorneys practicing in Tennessee are well-qualified..."
World War II Marine Glenn H King is not your average 89 year old. He has seen and been involved in the history of America. He has also been a part of our nations military defense system.
Recently, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office reported that a young girl was struck and killed by a riding lawn mower. The incident occurred at a home on U.S. 41A North between Shelbyville and Unionville.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.
Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"
Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.
The Diane Black campaign announced that it has raised more than $6 million since the beginning of her campaign for Governor and more than $3.3 million during the 1st quarter of 2018.
In a vote on Wednesday state lawmakers in a key House committee passed a stripped down medical cannabis bill by a vote of 9 -2.
Watching elk, photographing them, and anticipating those brief few weeks in the fall when bull elk bugle in search of a mate is a thrill for those who are aware of a unique place in Campbell County named Hatfield Knob.
Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in neighboring Woodbury announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.
Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee Dr. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) today signed on as co-sponsors to the Medical Cannabis Only Act. Both Speaker Harwell and Chairman Terry believe that inaction at the federal level is harming patients.
A Republican-led House committee has voted down legislation to let Tennessee handgun permit holders bring guns most places, including hospitals and professional sports arenas.
Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.
Perhaps you have seen Thomas Bauguess outside between Walmart and the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro, TN. He sits on a small bucket with two prosthetic legs...
UPDATE: Police wrote in their arrest report that the child was found naked and covered in both human and dog feces that the child was eating.
The Shelbyville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has completed its investigation into the recent bomb threats received by the Bedford County Clerk's office on January 19th and the Court Clerk's office on January 31st.
The bill reads as follows; "As introduced, enacts the 'National Motto in the Classroom Act,' which requires each local education agency to display the national motto, 'In God We Trust,' in a prominent location in each school." - HB2368
The Wednesday (1/31/18) theft was valued at more than $4,000. No arrests were made.
Wine and liquor may soon be sold in package and grocery stores on Sunday. If passed by lawmakers, "Seven Day Sales" could become active on July 1, 2018.
A Tennessee lawmaker is still fighting to allow liquor and wine purchases on Sundays.
The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.
One Representative said that the death of his father changed his world and how he feels about cannabis.
This year at the concert Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Muse and even the Grand Ole Opry.
This woman, who is 53 today, talked about her ex and the violence and torment he caused in a way that would make one vomit. At one point, he broke her ankle so that she could not run from him. When her left ankle finally healed, he broke her right ankle.
With most folks' diets a bit upside down this holiday season with parties and family dinners, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is reminding people about the importance of diabetes prevention.
The report, "Firearm Violence in Tennessee: 2013-2016," utilizes data submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report's findings:
He was born blind in his left eye, he suffered a major car wreck while a teenager, his mother and father left him when he was a kid and he was addicted to cocaine... but is now clean and working to change the course of his life.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers.
In the 2017 State of Tennessee Education Survey, teachers responded to questions on 20 topics regarding education. Teacher Workload was rated as the most critical...
Heather Dawbarn, Rutherford County register of deeds since 2010, has been elected president of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association, a statewide organization that represents the interests of the state's 95 registers.
A plane crash in a bean field in nearby Warren County killed the two men in the plane Tuesday night (11/7/17).
Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) made the following statement regarding the efforts of law enforcement this weekend in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville:
NewsRadio WGNS will have continuous reporting from the rally events in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Continue to check this article for updates.
We have placed a link, that was shared on the City of Murfreesboro's official Twitter page, with a YouTube live stream of the downtown square.
As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.
The organizers of the White Lives Matter rally announced shortly after 3pm they were cancelling the event in Murfreesboro.
No injuries were reported, and no damages occurred during a rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro.
"For safety reasons, backpacks, purses and other bags will not be allowed into the rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro," said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen. Everyone will be searched prior to entering square...
Mr. Ulrich Ankersoe owns the building where Maple Street Grill and later The Gavel once called home. Ankerson, who lives outside of the Rutherford County area, made the trip to his building to prepare for the Saturday rally in fear that the front windows would be broken.
Shelbyville Rally Saturday: As public safety preparations continue by the City of Shelbyville Administration and Police Department regarding a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, citizens and visitors should expect traffic and parking impacts.
The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will partner with federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies to ensure the constitutional rights and safety of citizens at an event, Saturday, October 28 in downtown Murfreesboro.
The rally that will take place on the Murfreesboro square this coming Saturday is gaining more and more attention of law enforcement and local leaders.
Rutherford County Schools has received the highest performance designation available, based on awards announced today by the Tennessee Department of Education.
According to their rating system, Murfreesboro received a score of 12, which is extremely low on their list. Nashville had the highest score...
A missing 16 year old could be in Rutherford County... Reports indicate Serenity Burk was last seen in Woodlawn, Tennessee.
The Tennessee NAACP has released a statement about the "Pro-White National Socialist Movement" visiting Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, TN on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
After hearing people talk about homeless living "Under" the Lebanon, Tennessee square in a cave of sorts, I grew more and more curious about the scenario. I then searched online to find any information I could eventually locating an article in the Lebanon Democrat newspaper from 2013.
Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam Monday (9/18/17) to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents...
ARC is currently sheltering the animals at their Rescue Operation Center in nearby Lebanon TN where teams of volunteers are caring for them.
Imagine finding a Mountain Lion in your back yard. Well, that is what Jim Kutz in Lebanon, Tennessee thought he stumbled upon...
64 School districts improved the percent of Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who scored on track or mastered and 57 districts had more students with disabilities scoring on track...
UPDATED PHOTOS: Murfreesboro went dark around 1:30 Monday afternoon as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse breezed across our city at 1,800 miles per hour.
After being rushed to the hospital he had a heart attack. A coma followed the next 28 days and some family members thought that he wouldn't survive.
State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event at 5:30pm on July 10th in the Sports*Com Meeting Room.
A property on Mooreland Lane in Murfreesboro ranks 10th most expensive...
Currently, Williamson County has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.5% followed by Davidson County at 3.6% and then Rutherford County at number three on the list with a 3.7% unemployment rate.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in an auto burglary and vandalism that occurred March 1st at Planet Fitness on Nissan Boulevard. Later, the culprits were at the Smyrna Publix grocery.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Wednesday afternoon ATV crash on Morgan Road in which 32-year old Amber Biggs was killed.
Rutherford County is again participating in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, an opportunity for neighbors to meet with law enforcement officer and learn ways to reduce their chances of being victims of crime.
Storms and hot temps add to the frustration as construction projects create traffic challenges. City Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid potential trouble area in the 'Boro today through August 6th.
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner...
In the nearby Smithville area, a DeKalb County High School student who allegedly placed a female classmate in a choke hold and grabbed her breasts at school Monday, February 22 has been charged with sexual battery and aggravated assault.
Tennessee drivers who renew their licenses this year won't have to go through the process again for eight years.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed soccer practice facility under consideration for development on the Jordan Farm Property.
One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
The annual 5K will be in downtown Murfreesboro on Saturday August 22, 2015.
Minimum custody inmate Richard Roberts has been captured, just hours after walking away from his assigned mowing detail outside the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, TN.
TNStars® 529 College Savings Program is pleased to announce the success of the first qualifying period for Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars Program (TIPS).
Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.
Perhaps the hardest hit area by storms on Tuesday was in nearby DeKalb County.
Registration for the ninth annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon ("The Middle Half") will open Monday, June 1st.
NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).
While touring the Bonnaroo grounds on Thursday to see how the set-up process is turning out, News Radio WGNS met Queen Andrea. You are probably scratching your head thinking, "She is not really a queen is she?"
A man who was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident in Murfreesboro was stopped by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. When Murfreesboro Police arrived on the scene, the suspect was already detained and sitting next to the Sheriff's Department Patrol vehicle.
A company made up of high tech thinkers from Murfreesboro, Nashville and even St. Louis, are turning the heat up on Silicon Valley - and it's all happening right here in Middle Tennessee. Elonka *Dunin (pronounced Doon-in) at Black Gate Games told News Radio WGNS...
Projections for enrollment in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year.
A vehicle ran into the front of the AT&T Wireless store on South Church Street.
The winter dance at the St. Clair St. Senior Center was recently held in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Russell Caughron, administrator of Christian Care Center of Rutherford County in Smyrna, to its Board of Directors for 2015.
Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.
The Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will again be open Thursday evening as the temps dip down below 30.
Local resident and volunteer Ed Grimes confirmed that the Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will once again be open over the next several evenings in Murfreesboro.
Children half the smoking age are reportedly laboring in tobacco fields in Tennessee and they're being exposed to a multitude of perils.
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.
A 25-year-old Beechgrove man was arrested on Sunday (Oct. 26) on charges of statutory rape following an incident at a Manchester motel.
"Mobsters" will descend on Slick Pig BBQ, Thursday...
TBI crime labs have received several samples of heroin laced with fentanyl and pure fentanyl packaged as heroin.
Sheriff's School Resource Officers will raise funds for the Special Olympics bowling tournament while enjoying "good food and fun" during the "Wings and Rings" event Tuesday
Many Tennesseans who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders are dedicating themselves to getting more active.
Cannon County boasts around 14,000 residents in its hill country, but with a slightly lower level in populace compared to most Tennessee counties, it breaks barriers in its authenticity.
La Vergne High School Senior Jade Lawson, age 17, was crowned as 2014 Miss La Vergne during the Miss La Vergne Pageant on Saturday, September 6.
For a second time in just a few days, the outside back wall of Olympus Fitness Center on South Church Street has been vandalized. Who did it?
A 70-year old woman in Murfreesboro was reportedly forced to withdraw money from the bank.
New pictures added: In addition to the "SS" symbols found in both red and black, an upside down cross and the numbers "666" were also located on the back of the business wall.
"Nicotine is a dangerous and highly addictive chemical no matter what form it takes - conventional cigarettes or some other tobacco product," said association President Elliott Antman, M.D.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, Tennessee man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County, Tennessee.
Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...
Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...
Earlier this year in January, the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in apprehending three individuals...
It's hard to imagine moving from church to church, building to building every night.
The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?
The Tennessee Department of Health has been helping mothers give their babies the best start in life for more than 90 years, and education and support for breastfeeding are a big part of these important efforts...
The first Sales Tax Holiday was August 4-6, 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday.
A Bowers Lane resident in Murfreesboro called the police when a contractor she hired failed to follow through on a recent project.
TN State Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in reaction to Sen. Lamar Alexander going negative and attacking Carr:
The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries...
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has had a record year with $1.4 billion in sales for fiscal year 2014.
Congressman DesJarlais will be receiving care in Chattanooga, which will begin this week with the majority of it occurring during the August Congressional recess.
All proceeds benefit the Primary Care and Hope Clinic, a non-profit community health center that provides quality, affordable family health services for medically uninsured...
We have brand new information on a cold case from 2006 that has landed one in jail this July 4th weekend. The case unfolded in Smyrna, Tennessee.
A man lost his life Saturday (7/5/14) afternoon on nearby Center Hill Lake.
"Worm Farming at Home" is the topic on Tuesday, July 1. It will be presented by Mimi Kiesling, from Rutherford County Environmental Education.
Animal rights activists were back again Friday holding signs in protest of the 2nd annual DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers "Giggin for Grads."
A patio table that belonged to Kroger on Northfield Boulevard, a roll of quarters from a theft at Mapco on South Church Street, someone else’s wallet, two tool sets from O’Reilly’s were all tell-tell signs...
State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...
A drivers license checkpoint will take place in rural Eagleville this Friday…
The animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a letter to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves regarding 37 year-old Gregory Scott Hale.
While police were at the home on Titans Circle, the phone rang. The voice on the other end of the line was a man who claimed to be Deputy Robertson with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: The name of the victim has been released
As a convenience to Tennessee voters, the Secretary of State's office has posted the four proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 4 ballot.
A 29-year old man who worked as a manager at a local fabric store has been accused of stealing up to $8,000 from his employer.
The celebration will consist of an official ribbon cutting and opening of the revitalized Historic Train Depot and refurbished Assembly Hall as well as the kickoff celebration of Smyrna’s new Farmers Market
On May 7th of this year, officers with the Smyrna Police Department responded to several 911 calls in regards to reports of shots being fired in the area of Old Nashville Highway and Davis Park Drive.
The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in...
The ATHENA International Leadership Award was founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz. The ATHENA non-profit organization seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspiring them to reach their full potential and create balance in leadership worldwide.
A man who pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery in Rutherford County in 2010 has filed an appeal with the TN Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to end his six year supervised probation sentence early after he violated his probation.
Road construction and improvements increase, while City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jams today through May 17th.
On Thursday (5/8/2014), when the Education Consumers Foundation recognized Principal Joe Thompson for his role in making Black Fox Elementary one of the most effective schools in the state of Tennessee
The TBI has only released the name of the deputy involved in the Rutherford County shooting case involving a Deputy who had to use deadly force in a domestic violence call on Tuesday night.
The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has announced that they endorse Murfreesboro resident Steve Lane for the United States House - Tennessee’s Fourth District.
$30,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home in the Riverview Subdivision.
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?
Congrats to a local resident. Jackson Lee Jones of Murfreesboro, Tennessee has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
For those who are curious as to what the bill revolves around, it allows for the criminal courts to prosecute a mother for an assaultive offense or homicide...
The Business Education Partnership Foundation (BEP) is participating in the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s “The Big Payback” on May 6th.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept. has introduced a new program to their already long list of year round activities for the residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
MONDAY INFORMATION 4/28/14: WGNS has confirmed that the Rutherford County School system will close two hours early due to bad weather. Murfreesboro City Schools now confirm they too will close two hours early.
Black smoke could be seen for miles in Christiana on the Shelbyville Highway as a several residents watched their family business go up in flames…
The Smyrna Town Court will celebrate Law Day on May 1 to commemorate the importance of the law, citizens’ rights and the rule of law in American society.
After police placed the subject in handcuffs, they searched the bathroom he was in prior to being arrested. In that bathroom, officers found a cell phone that was said to link him to an aggravated robbery...
Rutherford County Schools will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair this Saturday, April 26, at Smyrna High School from 9 a.m. until noon.
Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6th, 2014.
A 29-year old Murfreesboro man has been charged with “2-counts of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a minor, Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Extortion.”
Huge news for Eagleville may equal massive growth in the near future...
A new tennis program in Murfreesboro will focus on teaching children and even adults (ages 5 to 45) with Down Syndrome, how to play…
A new tennis program in Murfreesboro will focus on teaching children and even adults (ages 5 to 45) with Down Syndrome, how to play…
George Dennehy offers many messages in his music — love, gratitude, determination, acceptance, faithfulness — but the one that seems to permeate the young singer/songwriter's conversation is joy.
The report states that the unknown man said, “I’m going to get my money back, If I have to I will tie all you up and put you in the back till’ I get my money.”
La Vergne has been named one of the top places for home ownership in Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.
This is the 85th annual “General Conference of the National Guard Association of Tennessee.” The event will be at the Embassy Suites.
Another drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.
At 8:42 in the evening, which was several hours after the wreck occurred, Sgt. Bill Miller with the Highway Patrol told WGNS, “We are continuing to check local hospitals and no one has walked in with any type injuries..."
The Fisher House in Murfreesboro is holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Stones River Country Club on Broad Street. Phil Barnett, who is with the Tennessee Fisher house Foundation, explains...
If you think that most suicides occur in the cold, gray winter months, think again: It has actually been shown that the spring months of March, April, and May have consistently had the highest suicide rate...
Do you like iPad’s? Apparently thieves do. Three thieves headed to the Best Buy Mobile Store in the Stones River Mall and stole 8 to 10 iPads. They were valued at over $3,700.
“Murfreesboro is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives...”
“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."
A Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI and her 3rd Driving on a Revoked License Charge.
Tis the season of traffic slow downs. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells us where to avoid through March 22nd.
“In the face of such a tremendous loss, the Henson family has shown remarkable grace, dignity, and compassion for others. I cannot imagine the depth of their loss, but I cannot overlook the impact The First Noelle has had on our community,” Rep. White said.
Located on Blue Raider Drive, the 58,000-square-foot facility with brick exterior opened for students and visitors. Added features include an approximately 270-foot bridge extending to the Student Union and an approximately 35-foot bridge connecting the east side of the new building to an adjacent parking deck for the MTSU Boulevard Garage.
A man who plead guilty to theft of property in Rutherford County and was ordered to pay back $60,000 as restitution has asked the courts to lower the amount of money he was ordered to pay each month.
Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1176th Transportation Company, based in Smyrna, TN are scheduled to depart on Sunday morning (Mar. 16), for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan...
48th District State Representative Joe Car addressed a Core Rally in Nashville Wednesday, and called on Senator Lamar Alexander to join with Tennesseans to stop Common Core.
One of the main criticisms of the standards is that they could lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government. Dunn’s proposal seeks to prevent that.
Murfreesboro City Schools are offering a “FREE” early childhood screenings for children ages 2 and a half years old to 4-years of age.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested shortly after he told police he had only a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 7.2 percent, which is five tenths of one percentage point lower than the December revised rate.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say that a fire at the Motel 6 located at 148 Chaffin Place started with a plumber soldering pipe in a first floor bathroom.
Close to $3,000 worth of shingles were stolen from a construction site on Janell Trail in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee remains among the top ten most obese states in America, according to a Gallup poll. The group compiles the list every year.
According to a Murfreesboro Police report, a 6-month old baby was injured in a road rage incident. Evidently, another motorist who was named in the report, is accused of throwing a cologne bottle...
More than 7,000 Tennesseans, including 165 here in Rutherford County, are stuck on the state’s Waiting List for community-based services, and as a bill makes its way through the state’s legislature that could cut down on the number of people waiting for services.
TN Dept. of Transportation Community Relations Officer Deanna Lambert told WGNS that state related construction will slow traffic on Wednesday, March 12th and Thursday March 13th in Murfreesboro.
Driver Cornelius Baskin, 37, of Bowling Green, Ky., was wanted in Warren County Kentucky for distribution of cocaine, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes.
Don't miss out on all of the fun and excitement at the 2014 TSSAA BlueCross State Basketball Championships! Come to MTSU's Murphy Center to watch hoop action at its finest.
The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers.
Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver’s license in Tennessee? The idea received a good bit of debate last week on Capitol Hill.
Many residents are arguing that four Walmart stores will make it hard on locally owned retailers in Murfreesboro while others say they are thankful for the jobs.
27-Year old Allen Carney, who goes by the nickname of SAP, reportedly told police he gave his drugs to his passenger who put the drugs in her bra.
Stones River Manor was presented with SeniorAdvisor’s Award of Excellence for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013.
Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.
The Rutherford County Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a candidate forum for the City Mayor and City Council candidates on March 18, 2014.
Murfreesboro ad agency Barker & Christol was in the spotlight at the 2014 American Advertising Awards (The Addys). On Saturday, February 15, the agency walked into War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville as the Addy’s Creative...
UPDATE: New York-based Rape Kit Action Project says that there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s in places like Memphis, Tenn. We talked to State Representative Mike Sparks who lives in Smyrna about this issue and he suggested that even though the rape kit “testing backlog” does not exist in Rutherford County...
A man was knocked off of his bicycle as he was riding in the area of Northfield Boulevard and Chariot Drive. The victim told police that a man physically knocked him off of his bike and stole his Samsung Tablet...
UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who can be seen on video at WGNSradio.com, breaking into the Kwik Sack Tobacco and Beer store at 543 Almaville Rd. In the video, the suspect appears to be in a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a custom hood.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 responded to a unique rescue call just before 3:30 Monday afternoon at a home located at 5206 St. Ives Drive in Berkshire subdivision.
Clarifying its vision and brainstorming about ways to better support student veterans within higher education, the Tennessee Veteran Education Task Force met Friday (Feb. 21) at the James Union Building on the MTSU campus.
Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Tramel has officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff. You may recall in July of 2013, Tramel told WGNS News that he was called into Sheriff Arnold's office on June 6th and asked if he planned on running against him in 2014?
In the report that WGNS obtained, it states that the 35-year old was mad at the child because the child was not counting numbers correctly. The child had multiple bruises on his back, buttocks, face and neck when police got involved in the case.
We have confirmed more details involving the man who allegedly crashed his car into the side of a room at the Regal Inn on S. Church St. in Murfreesboro. Two arrested...
In a few weeks, thousands of students from across Tennessee will arrive at spring break destinations, primed for fun and adventure. How those students plan and prepare for these trips may affect their immediate safety and future health.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) has launched a new highway safety campaign aimed at increasing seat belt usage across the state.
State Representative Mike Sparks, who lives in Smyrna and once worked at Nissan, told us that he believes if the workers at the Nissan plant in Rutherford County were to ever unionize, they would shut down...
A man who entered a conditional guilty plea in Rutherford County to one count of conspiracy to sell over seventy pounds of marijuana and one count of possessing over seventy pounds of marijuana was denied an appeal on Tuesday.
The victim received non-life threatening, but serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
An Old Hickory man was arrested last week on charges of impersonating a dentist in nearby Coffee County. We spoke to a Murfreesboro man who told us he was ripped off when he bought dentures from the so called dentist...
The National Institutes of Health has given the green light to fund additional AIDS research in Middle Tennessee. The grant money was given to Vanderbilt University and totals $1.4 million.
For the 9th time, a Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a charge of “Driving on a Revoked License.”
Film series about Black History begins at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center. It's free, but you need to reserve your seat by phoning 615-867-2633 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Murfreesboro will be filled with music as the Methodist University Chorale presents a free concert at 7:30 Sunday evening, March 2nd. It will be in historic First Presbyterian Church on the corner of College and Spring Streets, just off the square.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is joining forces with the Blue Raider Athletic Association (BRAA), Toot's and MT Athletics to present 3 Point Play on March 1 at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
Phase III of the Street Tree Replacement Project to replace street trees in the downtown historic business district will begin late February or early March, weather permitting.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns.
Online News Exclusive: We have more local political related news to bring your way, this time from the Rutherford County Commission race.
The officer who made the initial contact with Henderson wrote in his report, “After arriving in booking (at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office), Mr. Henderson became combative with jail staff.” The report, filed by M-P-D Officer Thomas, stated, “Mr. Henderson became irate and stated that he had a gun concealed in the cast on his right foot.”
According to investigators, the senior citizen entered the bank wearing a mask, gloves and a cap and was armed with a firearm.
A third subject appeared and told the other two they needed to leave out of fear of cameras. They grabbed the dropped gun and fled the scene on foot. The victim then called the police, but no arrests have been made at this point.
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau mobile website, m.ReadySetRutherford.com, has been named as one of “The South’s Best Destination Apps and Mobile Sites,” by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine.
What’s interesting about this crime is that the thief may not have gotten away with that much money. For example, if the culprit was able to steal $500 worth of quarters, that would equal 2,000 coins.
It was an awesome night at MTCS in Murfreesboro. Both the high school boys team and the girls team won, beating out Santa Fe, but the heartfelt excitement was felt in between the two games when MTCS President Phil Ellenburg recognized a longtime supporter.
77-Year old Ned Livingston was the passenger in one of the three cars involved in the mishap on January 27th at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County. Armour, who is running as an Independent candidate, enters the crowded field of candidates seeking the office.
A 7-foot wide by 2-foot high sign was stolen from the front of a business. A witness told police he thought the owner of the store had hired someone to take the sign...
Jessica Dempsey of Nashville and Kalon Taylor of Mumford, Tenn., were among nearly 60 prospective MTSU students attending Friday’s True Blue Experience Day.
State Representative Rick Womick (R–Rockvale) was appointed this week to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place in Nashville.
The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.
Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Chick Knitter and Principal Tammy Garrett with a check for $1,500. The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.
Sobriety Checkpoints are being planned for Super Bowl Weekend in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have one set up on Saturday, February 1st in Murfreesboro…
Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.
A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...
To keep warm air in and cold air out in winter months, most of us strive to keep every door and window tightly closed. While that may help reduce heating bills, it may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
After loading the cart up and finishing her shopping expedition up, instead of rolling the cart through a checkout line, she allegedly rolled the cart out the front doors.
A celebration welcoming home Oakland A's Sonny Gray will be held at the Boys & Girls Club (Smyrna Unit) 198 Culbertson Street, in Smyrna, TN this Saturday (January 25) from 6:30PM-8:30PM.
There were four (4) homicides reported in 2012 and three (3) reported in 2013, a decrease of 25%....
Was one of your new year’s resolutions to make a difference in someone’s life?
The coolest thing about this story is that Rutherford County played a major role in attaining this status.
In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide. This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days.
According to a Loss Prevention employee of Walmart, two women stole over $1,400 worth of merchandise and simply walked out of the store.
The homeless population appears to be increasing in Rutherford County, but what are individuals doing to make a difference?
Charlie’s Kids Foundation was established in 2011 after Sam and Maura Hanke lost their first son, Charlie, to sudden infant death syndrome.
Senator Jim Tracy, who is running for Congress, released a statement on the homosexual marriage situation that was recently reported on Wednesday in California...
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.
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Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Woodfin Funeral Chapels
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
Murfreesboro Funeral Home
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Rucker Memorial Chapel
1505 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Scales and Sons Funeral Home
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hellum Funeral Home
611 S HIGHLAND AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268
Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Phone: (615) 563-3237
Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372
Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256
Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011
Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445
Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329
Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481
Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963
J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723
Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505
Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323
Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343
Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428
McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318
Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142
Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459
Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618
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