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Truman Jones Recuperating from Knee Replacement
Truman Jones Recuperating from Knee Replacement

WGNS talk show host and former sheriff Truman Jones is recuperating from Monday's knee replacement surgery at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Truman Home From St. Thomas West
Truman Home From St. Thomas West

Prayers have been answered--after three days at St. Thomas Heart, Truman Jones is home and feeling better.

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Truman Jones Hospitalized
Truman Jones Hospitalized

Popular WGNS' radio personality and long-time sheriff Truman Jones is at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

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Sylvan Park Restaurant Will Re-Open 6:30AM THURSDAY
Sylvan Park Restaurant Will Re-Open 6:30AM THURSDAY

Sylvan Park Restaurant is re-opening at 6:30 Thursday morning (11/16/2017), after a car slammed through the wall last week.

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Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally
Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally

Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.

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#WeAreMurfreesboro Video Denounces White Lives Matter Rally
#WeAreMurfreesboro Video Denounces White Lives Matter Rally

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland along with several of the community's religious leaders are coming together to denounce the planned Saturday "White Lives Matter" rally.

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Former Sheriff Talks About Planned Weekend Rally
Former Sheriff Talks About Planned Weekend Rally

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Truman Jones feels confident local law enforcement will have a detailed plan to keep citizens safe during the Saturday "White Lives Matter" rally.

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Representatives Dawn White and Mike Sparks recognize Dan Whittle
Representatives Dawn White and Mike Sparks recognize Dan Whittle

State Rep. Dawn White (R- 37) and State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-49) surprised local history devotee Dan Whittle Wednesday morning at Murfreesboro's Sylvan Park Restaurant during the Truman Show on WGNS Radio.

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Ho, Ho, Ho---Ouch, Ouch Says Santa with Truman
Ho, Ho, Ho---Ouch, Ouch Says Santa with Truman

"Ho, Ho, Ho"--and suddenly we hear "Ouch, Ouch, Ouch" says Santa to Truman who sits on St. Nick's lap with a long, long list. The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade is 2:00 o'clock next Sunday (12/11/2016).

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Truman Jones on the Air Tuesday
Truman Jones on the Air Tuesday

Popular morning radio host Truman Jones returns to the air - at least for a day - on Tuesday.

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UPDATE: WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones Surgery Successful
UPDATE: WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones Surgery Successful

Truman Jones heart surgery went well. The former sheriff and WGNS talk show host underwent heart bypass surgery Thursday at a Nashville hospital.

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WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones to have Heart Surgery
WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones to have Heart Surgery

Local radio host and former Sheriff Truman Jones faces a battle. On his Wednesday show, guest host Dan Whittle spoke of his friend's heart issues.

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Truman Jones' Wife, Jackie, Passes Away
Truman Jones' Wife, Jackie, Passes Away

We've lost a beautiful, smiling face within the WGNS family. Jackie Jones, the wife of radio personality Truman Jones, passed away Tuesday.

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The Big Payback - WGNS
The Big Payback - WGNS "LIVE" on the Murfreesboro Square

WGNS was "LIVE" on the square Tuesday morning for the Big Payback, a day where non-profits are recognized and a website allows you to easily donate to multiple organizations with the click of a button.

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Truman and his musical guest sing some very cool older tunes - you will love this!
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Truman speaks to Larry
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Truman Jones interviews Ralph Vaughn
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Truman Jones talks life and sports with Larry Stewart
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Country Giant Jimmy C. Newman Passes Away
Country Giant Jimmy C. Newman Passes Away

Grand Old Opry star Jimmy C. Newman passed away at age 86. Many WGNS listeners will remember him as a frequent guest of his friend Truman Jones on the Truman Show.

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Truman talks to Rutherford County Commissioner Jeff Jordan
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Truman Jones, Bud Mitchell and Jerry Robinson
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Truman show talks Civil War
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Oakland Middle School Chili Cookoff
Oakland Middle School Chili Cookoff

Truman Jones broadcast his show "live" from Oakland Middle School Thursday from their school chili cookoff. We captured some photos from the event and we have a link to the podcast at WGNSRadio.com, keyword chili.

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Music by Avent Lane, John Blaneknship AND Truman Jones?
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VA to Open Tennessee’s First Fisher House
The Fisher House Foundation will dedicate the Tennessee Fisher House Thursday, November 7 at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) Alvin C. York Campus located in Murfreesboro during a dedication ceremony. WGNS will broadcast "LIVE" from 9-11am from dedication.
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Commissioner Speaks Out on Keeping Party Out of Races
The Rutherford County Commission's Steering, Legislative and Governmental Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss keeping commission elections bipartisan. 
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Flags Retired at Rutherford County Office Building; WGNS Was There

WGNS was honored to be a part of the Flag Retirement Ceremony, held Wednesday at the Rutherford County Office Building on Maple. 

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Special Guest was Historian Greg Tucker
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THANK YOU Telecommunicators!
The 2013 Telecommunicator of the Year Awards were presented Friday morning at a special breakfast in the ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.


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Guest Jeff Jordan and also Charlie Pitts with his new Truman Show song!
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Special guests "Jim and Jim" talking Blue Raiders and MORE
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 (Eagleville Mayor Sam Tune)
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Ben and Steve Cates on WGNS
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Hooper Penuel, Michelle Willard (M'boro Post), Dan Whittle (M'boro Post) and Truman Jones
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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