Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is now making a vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus. Three additional floors and 72 beds are being added to the west patient tower of the hospital. That totals an additional 60,000 square feet.
Gas prices in Tennessee continue to fall. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.
Those attending the 2018 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Christmas Parade enjoyed some very creative entries.
How do you feel? Many Tennessee residents are suffering from flu symptoms!
With temps around 40-degrees and a wintry mix of rain and snow, the 16th annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "Hotcakes and Holly" pancake breakfast united hundreds in what has become a Christmas tradition in Murfreesboro. It is held in the old gym at Middle Tennessee Christian School on Memorial Boulevard at East MTCS Drive.
Chase Fann has joined the law firm of Waldron Fann & Parsley as an associate attorney. as an associate attorney.
With temps in the 40s, crowds packed around the east side of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse at 6:00 o'clock Friday evening to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus.
A longtime talent on WGNS passed away Friday morning at NHC Rehab Center here in Murfreesboro. Sophie Tipton Haislip performed regularly on WGNS with her first husband, the late Carl Tipton and the Mid State Playboys.
A wintry blast, mixed with sleigh bells--often creates traffic challenges. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where you might like to avoid between today and December 15, 2018.
Jay Strobino was shot 13 times in one-on-one combat with an enemy soldier while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2006. The right side of his body -- leg, forearm, lung, chest and neck -- were riddled with bullets.
A tanker hauling food grain caught fire on I-24 at mile maker 70, which is the Almaville Road exit. The driver of the big rig was killed in the crash.
Overall Creek Elementary is serving as the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative host school. Friday's event will introduce cohort members to resource-based thinking and help facilitate solutions development for regional STEM education challenges in West, Middle, and East Tennessee.
"The Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House is a wonderful Christmas tradition held each year on the first Friday in December," said director Sharon DeBoer. "We are grateful this Christmas season for all of our loyal supporters and this is our way of showing them how much they are appreciated."
This Saturday the Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR), the American Red Cross, and volunteers from Kittrell VFD, Lascassas VFD will canvass local neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms for residents.
Governor Elect Bill Lee has named MTSU alumnus Dr. Charles "Charlie" Hatcher to the governor's cabinet as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "Out of all the news about the discussions that the President of the United States and the President of China is that the agreement to schedule deadly fentanyl as a controlled substance will save thousands of American lives."
A local church is helping to make cold days for tolerable to needy individuals, thanks to their WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY.
Reports indicate that the non-profit shelter "ROOM IN THE INN" is about to open and again offer shelter to area homeless individuals and families.
On Thursday, November 29, the Rutherford County School Board approved the construction of a turf field at Blackman High School. It will honor the late Bart Smith.
Gas prices in Tennessee now average the lowest of 2018. Sunday's state average of $2.24 is 10 cents less than a week ago, and the lowest daily average price since December. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter started the week by offering regular gas at $1.91 per gallon, and several began with gas less than $2 per gallon.
La Vergne Police Sergeant Bob Hayes reports that the Ford Fusion and Jeep Patriot taken Sunday have been recovered, but the suspects are still at large.
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday and police report that just before noon, two unidentified black males and 1 unidentified black female drove into the parking lot of La Vergne's Walmart at 5511 Murfreesboro Road.
Around 4:20PM Sunday afternoon, Smyrna Police received a call of a stolen silver 4-door Acura speeding away from the Valero Market at the corner of Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley Parkway. In the back seat was a child in a restraint seat.
The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade begins at 2:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon (12/9/2018). MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth are the Grand Marshals. This year's parade is being dedicated to the memory of its coordinator, Angie Heydel Walker, who was killed November 6, 2018, when a tornado hit the Christiana community.
The 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, passed away Friday night at the age of 94.
Everyone's rushing during the holiday season. Some are shopping and others are trying to finish a project on time. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer notes the two don't always mix well together. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through December 8th.
The Rutherford County Chapter of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities is planning to mark a 126-year-old structure in Downtown Murfreesboro. The new marker is scheduled to be unveiled at 305 N Highland Avenue on Monday, December 10th at noon.
Many of the brightest young minds in chemistry from high schools across the region participated in the recent MTSU Department of Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The top two finishers were from Murfreesboro.
State Senator Shane Reeves is having the First Annual FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM LUNCHEON at 11:30AM this coming Wednesday morning at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike.
From 4:00 to 8:00PM Saturday evening sprinkles along with temps in the low 60s brought huge crowds to the opening hours of the 35th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES.
Murfreesboro has climbed a little further up "the ladder of success", and the TSSA (Tennessee State Soccer Association) has awarded the soccer championship to be located here. Earlier in November, Mayor Shane McFarland noted that the facility would be added to the Siegel Soccer Park if the bid was won.
Corporate America just doesn't get it. In essence, a community is mourning the soon to die Reeves-Sain Drug Store with its demise scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The closing has never been for a lack of business.
Tennessee gas prices are approaching their lowest levels of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters opened the week at $2.01 per gallon. That gives the CHEAPEST GAS AWARD again to Murfreesboro.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS at 118 N. Walnut Street becomes the WGNS BIRTHDAY CLUB site starting this coming Monday, November 26, 2018.
MTSU President, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee are the grand marshals of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The parade begins at 2:00PM and its theme is "A Christmas Story".
The MTSU Schola Cantorum, Middle Tennessee Choral Society, MTSU Meistersingers and the First Methodist Adult Choir will blend their voices at 7:30 Tuesday night in a community musical performance of carols, holiday anthems and portions of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane.
Consolidated Utility District (CUD) is partnering with area nonprofits and charities to promote giving that benefits residents of Rutherford County. Two of the three opportunities are represented by collection boxes located inside the utility's lobby at 709 New Salem Highway.
Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent. Remember, the application deadline is about a week away.
When it comes to sandwiches, it's what's between the bread that counts! The same is true with BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY. The "between" is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
Murfreesboro garbage pickup on the Friday after Thansgiving remains the same.
The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.
The eastbound lanes of 840 at Exit 55 (Broad Street) were blocked by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement for several hours Monday night and early Tuesday morning due to a semi-truck fire.
Tourism is growing locally, and with holiday events at area hotels, the university and historic sites, tourists will be increasing in numbers during Christmas and New Years.The chamber is offering FREE tourism training on December 4, 2018, but space is limited.
Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Tennessee dropped another 8 cents last week. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.17 per gallon (11/19/2018).
Lots happening at the Linebaugh Public Library System.
In the thick of bumper to bumper evening traffic, a two vehicle crash occured in the outbound lane of the Old Fort Parkway around 5:00 o'clock Monday evening. This was in front of Stones River Mall.
MTSU is again seeking nominations for the "unsung heroes" throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university's Black History Month celebration.
An old song told about "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be doing that with a four-day Thanksgiving break this coming Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 21-24, 2018).
Local Airbnb facilities here in Murfreesboro have hosted 1,100 guests during this season's MTSU football games. Officials says that added another $75,000 to the local economy.
Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.
STEM educators and industry leaders paint a bright future -- job- and salary-wise -- for the coming generation of students wanting to consider and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.
NewsRadio WGNS has learned that Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a home fire at 2448 Janell Court just before 6:00 Saturday morning.
The sunshine enjoyed by everyone on Friday helped encourage residents to bring frozen turkeys by Greenhouse Ministries all day to enable others to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.
This is a milestone year, the Stones River Craft Association's ART STUDIO TOUR celebrates it 25th anniversary this weekend. Eight local studios are open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.
On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.
Winter has hit hard and the East Main Street Church of Christ are again conducting their Winter Coat Giveaway to the community on Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 from 9:00AM to noon.
On Wednesday morning Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially launched construction of a project that will add three additional floors to the west patient tower.
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage after a significant shortfall in donations in September and October. Please give "the gift of life" at the Murfreesboro Red Cross, 501 Memorial Boulevard.
Fuel prices are plunging. Crude oil dove to 8-month lows last week, which means the slump at the pump should continue. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week with regular gas at $2.24 per gallon.
Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Monday morning (11/12/2018), Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue answered a structure fire call to Jamison Steel at 1532 Sarah Court.
At 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, there was a fly-over at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center that took place immediately after the presentation of colors and the playing of our National Anthem. This was all a part of the Annual Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.
The Department of Management and the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the MTSU Jones College of Business invites the campus community and the public to hear a series of inspiring speakers this coming Monday through Thursday during the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Murfreesboro Police rushed to South Rutherford Boulevard around 5:30 Friday afternoon in response to a serious crash The accident was about halfway between South Church and the Manchester Pike.
The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) recently approved Saint Thomas Health's Certificate of Need application to develop a freestanding 76 bed behavioral health hospital.
It's with great sadness we report the passing of Angie Walker in the Tuesday morning tornado that occurred in Christiana.
Suddenly around 6:07AM Monday morning the lights went out in parts of the 'Boro. Murfreesboro Electric crews scrambled to the Riverview area to determine what caused the loss of electricity.
Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 1, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always, the historic Oaklands Mansion.
MTSU's Friday night football battle included the 37th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces with the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to Jeff Davidson. And the Blue Raider 29 to 10 victory over Western Kentucky made the evening even better!
Smyrna Police need the public's help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a fraud at Franklin Synergy Bank in Smyrna.
Over 65,000 registered voters went to the election centers here in Rutherford County during this mid-term election. Forecasters say the record turnout will not help to predict the outcome of Tuesday's election.
Saturday was a sunny and 60-degree day for the 11th Annual Cookin' To Build around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The popular food event raises money for Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity to help build safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for low-income families across Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating a second shooting in one day. On Friday evening, police rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where a man was being treated for a gunshop wound.
Here's an update on the shooting that occurred just before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Eclipse Barber Shop in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center at 810 NW Broad Street.
WGNS has your chance to win a pair of season tickets to every MTSU men's and women's basketball regular season game at the Murphy Center.
Kick start your New Year's resolutions by plunging into Sports*Com's outdoor pool on the first Saturday in January.
Groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon. The site is on Garrison Drive, across from the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, behind New Vision Baptist Church.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a two-story house fire at 3431 Hamberton Circle just after 9:30 Sunday night.
The weekly stats from AAA show the average price of gasoline in the Volunteer State is $2.59 per gallon. Some 'Boro discounters started the new week with regular gas selling for $2.43.
The pilot whose plane crashed just beyond the Murfreesboro Airport's runway barrier fence around noon on Sunday has been identified as Robert Kinney of Hendersonville.
Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
Wet and cool, that's a sure sign of changing seasons. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of another sign, traffic jams at construction sites as crews rush to beat winter woes.
Shortly before midnight on Friday (10/26/2018), culprits broke into a Chevy Camaro in The Vinyards subdivision in Smyrna.
Fall was in the air Saturday with the 42nd Annual Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street. The popular free community gather of crafts, art, music, food and a look at this community two centuries ago.
Sprinkles with temps around 50 did not deter animal lovers from bringing their canine and feline family to Beesley Animal Foundation at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard for the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Pets.
Hands-on learning opportunities for Rutherford County middle-school students gave STEM experience at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna. The event was intended to expose those students to career pathways that may lead to high-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering and math -- commonly known as STEM.
The "Time Machine" will turn back 33-years on Monday and transform you to Toot's Good Food & Fun restaurant at 860 NW Broad Street at Medical Center Parkway. That's where this new concept in family eateries opened.
Smyrna Police need your help in locating 18-year old James Gaines. An aggravated assault warrant has been issued in connection with a Friday shooting on Suzanne Way.
Because of the light sprinkles and temps in the mid 50's, the 6th Annual Rutherford County Government Chili Cookoff was held inside the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on Friday. All proceeds went to United Way.
Tourism in Rutherford County is exploding along with the population. Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder Steve Cates told WGNS that the draw of the group's INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST has enabled them to firm the three guest groups for the June, 2019 event. Folk troupes from England, Czech Republic and Mexico will perform here.
THIS SATURDAY: The 2nd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 27th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 9:30am-11:30am. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.
This Saturday evening, Murfreesboro residents will have an opportunity to meet city and county elected officials in a "non-partisan atmosphere that is family-friendly". MURFREESBORO VOTES will be 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday night at SportsCom, 2310 Memorial Boulevard at DeJarnette Lane.
Dispose of your unused prescription medications safely by dropping the drugs off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro or TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
Murfreesboro City School's 13th elementary school needs a name. The School Naming Contest is open now through November 16.
Three teams of students form Rutherford County took top honors at the BEST Robotics competition held at David Lipscomb University this past weekend.
Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week by selling regular gas at $2.51 per gallon. That's a drop of 6-cents when compared to last week's local prices.
Are you confused as to what can be recycled and what can't? That will be covered at 7:00 o'clock this Monday night in the RECYCLE RUTHERFORD meeting at the Heritage Center, behind Marina's at 225 West College Street.
Around the lunch hour Sunday, the Azteca Mexican Grill at 301 Northwest Broad Street had a fire in their kitchen's hood system.
The Woman's Club at 221 East College Street here in Murfreesboro continues fund raising efforts to save the 162 year old historic structure. "Tea At The Taylor's" is set for November 17th.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to Saudi Arabia's claims regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post.
Ths time of the year bring wet and cool weather, which is a wake-up call to construction crews to do double-time and finish the job before winter sets-in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid in Murfreesboro now through October 27, 2018.
The Tennessee Business Barometer rebounded from its brief decline earlier this summer, according to the latest snapshot of business leaders' opinions as measured by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 50s greets Blue Raider enthusiasts for the "Mixer On Main Parade Watching Party" at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning on the lawn of MTSU President Sidney McPhee's home. It was topped with a Blue Raider victory: MTSU 21 - University of NC Charlotte 13.
If you have not visited Oaklands Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue, you need to begin this coming Monday evening. From 5:30 to 7:00PM, the Oaklands Annual Membership Meeting takes place with an open house. The 1800's plantation home will be dressed for mourning. Learn the customs and traditions of the south during the Victorian era.
The 2019 Rutherford Society Capital Campaign Kick-Off was held Saturday night at the Stones River Country Club. British autistic musical savant Derek Paravicini will offer a piano concert at the Embassy Suites on Saturday evening, January 19, 2019.
It's MTSU Homecoming weekend, and approximately 40 new Golden Raiders Society members from the class of 1968 were inducted at a special luncheon Friday in the Sam Ingram Building.
A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee who enabled two inmates to escape last Wednesday was suspended for two weeks without pay from October 19-30, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Deputy Beth Miles was also placed on probation one year.
It was 2:10 early Wednesday morning (10/17/2018) when a Murfreesboro police officer was conducting a patrol check in a South Church Street parking lot. A car occupied by two persons fled the scene upon the officer approaching the car, hitting the officer as it sped toward I-24.
Check under the sofa or in the top of the closet, there may be a forgotten library book there. If overdue fines are keeping you from using the public library, you can turn in the old books and pay fines with canned food for needy families.
International Moon Observation Night will take place at the TEC (Technology Engagement Center) this Thursday night on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.
Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...
Middle Tennessee State University's President Sidney McPhee said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University's School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.
Gas prices declined a nickle over the weekend and that trend should continue this week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.57 per gallon. That keeps Murfreesboro with the "lowest gas prices" in Tennessee.
The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.
Several local businesses have filled lawsuits against local governments and leaders in connection with the February 12, 2018 OPERATION CANDY CRUSH when 23 local businesses were shut-down for selling products that contained CDB. However, stores were allowed to re-open because it was not illegal to sell products containing CDB.
Life returned to the tiny hamlet of Milton Saturday (10/13/2018) with The Gathering at Milton.
FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.
It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.
The cold front from Hurricane Michael dropped the mercury and temps fell to the daytime 50s. Construction crews are on alert to make-up lost time before it gets colder. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid between today and October 20th.
MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.
Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.
A cross section of the community around Twin Oaks Drive came together Saturday afternoon for a TOWN HALL MEETING on Hate Crimes at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Friday night was robust with the feel of fall around the historic downtown district as the 'Boro Art Crawl, ghost tours, live production of Jekyl and Hyde at the Center for the Arts, unique retailers--all coupled with temps in the upper 50s...that brought crowds to stroll the Murfreesboro square.
After months of extensive restoration, the much-anticipated grand opening of The Gathering at Milton, a historic event venue will be celebrated THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018, with a Fall Market and Craft Fair.
As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon...
CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.
We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.
The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Middle Tennessee Christian School is providing students with a new type of classroom. It's called the SEEKER SPACE, a collaborative setting where students can meet for making, learning, sharing and exploring while seeking God, seeking creation, and seeking the truth. It is one of the first of its kind to open in Rutherford County.
16-units at the Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive in Smyrna burned Monday night. The local Red Cross is helping those displaced families. They also have an ERV enroute to the Hurricane Michael area.
The Game Stop Store on Nissan Boulevard in Smyrna fell victim to a robbery, and it was captured on surveillance video.
You never know what tomorrow will bring. This past June, Paramedic Lennie Fabian was enjoying a vacation with his family in Florida, when the 30-year Rutherford County EMS worker contracted an infection that infected his spinal cord. Now, this once active and very fit individual was unable to walk and is paralyzed from his chest down.
The Murfreesboro City Council is having a two-hour workshop session at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning in the council chambers. The public is welcome to attend.
Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 6th general election must register to vote by this coming Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Murfreesboro gas prices increased 8-cents to $2.62 per gallon. Across the state regular gas jumped 6-cents to a state average of $2.69 per gallon. That's 9 cents more than a month ago, and 29 cents more than this time last year.
Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.
MTSU will be the center of an in-depth examination of African-American history led by an award-winning author. With the theme of "Slavery, Resistance and Community," the fifth annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will bring scholars from across the country to MTSU Wednesday through Saturday, October 24-27, 2018.
Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown for the hard work and extreme dedication required to graduate college
while working full-time and serving as an elected official.
Sunday brought a milestone for Jerry and Teresa Robinson. Their Golden Anniversary took place in the standing room only family center at Temple Baptist Church on Minerva Drive. This loving couple helped their son, John, birth the Slick Pig Barbecue, and the rest is history.
The weather still feels like summer, but construction crews know cold temps are near. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to forecast potential traffic congestion areas 'Boro motorists might want to avoid now through October 13th.
RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Nominations must be made before December 1, 2018 and can be made on-line at www.rutherfordcable.org/athena. There is a $130 nominating fee.
October is the final month for this year's FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). Just as there are fireworks at the end of winning ballgames, there are fun explosions at all of the remaining Tuesdays and Fridays (7AM-noon) FARMERS MARKET events this year.
Across Tennessee gas prices climbed 5 cents last week. In the 'Boro, they exploded UP 19-cents to start the new week at $2.54 for some discounters.
On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.
The feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and as you breathe-in the freshness--you also note cold weather is around the corner. Traffic Director Ram Balachandran says construction crews are focusing on meeting deadlines before winter. Traffic jams around construction is a potential problem. Here are Ram's warnings now through October 6, 2018.
Rutherford County's singing barber Charlie Pitts is back, even stronger and more positive, after suffering a heart attack.
At its regular Thursday evening session, the Murfreesboro City Council approved an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.
A supporting community packed the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall Tuesday evening to say thank you to Dr. Linda Gilbert. The Tennessee Office of School Superintendents named her the Tennessee school superintendent of the year.
The late Dr. Robert Sanders, local pediatrician, was honored at 1:30 Monday afternoon with a Tennessee Historical Marker unveiled at the Rutherford County Health Department, where he served as director for a quarter of a century.
Gas prices edged lower last week. In fact, one 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.35 per gallon.
Steve Sandlin is not new to Rutherford County government. He served for 24-years on the county commission. But it is a different job, and after 6-days on-the-job, WGNS asked if the newly appointed deputy to the county mayor was surprised?
The Bradyville area of neighboring Cannon County was believed to have had a tornado touch down on Monday (9/24/2018). Officials from The National Weather Service will investigate twisted trees, interview witnesses and access damage to determine whether the damage to several homes was the result of a tornado.
Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.
Now that fall has officially arrived, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are rushing to complete jobs before cold weather sets-in. Here are potential road jam areas to avoid now through September 29th.
Fifteen of the Rutherford County School's facilities have been named Reward Schools. by the Tennessee Department of Education. By the way, Rutherford County Schools' Director Bill Spurlock will have more system news when he is the guest this coming Monday (9/24/2018) on the WGNS Action Line broadcasts (8:10-9:00AM).
Saturday was the first day of fall, and with temps in the 70's--the morning proved to be perfect for the 2018 HEART WALK at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
Proceeds from this annual event help underwrite and this year's goal is $174,000.
Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told NewsRadio WGNS that an adult son was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly killed his father. The murder occurred at their Brookrun Road home.
Around 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a home at 728 Saratoga Drive. Heavy smoke was showing from the second floor as fire-fighters arrived.
Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" comes to the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. The drama begins this coming Friday, September 28 and continues through October 13, 2018.
Tammy Sandlin from Murfreesboro will meet with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to discuss the need to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research.
With Dr. Linda Gilbert receiving the 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, the Murfreesboro City School Board is hosting a community reception next Tuesday (9/25/2018) evening from 5:00 to 5:45PM in the Rotunda at the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St.
"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.
The American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence by providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected. It also needs your blood donations, and there are many opportunities to give "the gift of life" here in Rutherford County. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.
Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.
Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting at the university on Tuesday. The body is exploring the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science.
Tennessee's median household income increased 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year - the fastest growing median household income in the Southeast and the fifth fastest growing in the United States.
The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue swift water rescue teams continue to help South Carolina residents as flood waters rise.
Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Several Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.42 per gallon.
Anne Hoke and Associates and Site Engineering Consultants are sponsoring this coming Saturday's Habitat for Humanity's Third Annual BUILD IT FORWARD. In a 5-hour time span, over 100 volunteers will be at the Grove At Williamson Place, across from The Avenue, to build all of the walls for a new Habitat Home.
The swift water rescue teams from Murfreesboro are moving where needed to different South Carolina communities. NewsRadio WGNS spoke with some of our local swift water rescue team members. The water levels are rising, and flooding is expected to worsen.
Rutherford voters can hear from legislative candidates in local races in a two-part event on Monday evening, September 17. First, at 6:00 PM in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, candidates for Tennessee Senate District 13 will appear in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV.
Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.
Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.
A new specialized product has been created by a Murfreesboro entrepreneur. The idea was born when Kim Honeycutt attended a funeral of a close friend, but there was no visitation line and she had never met the deceased person's family.
Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, is a farm-to-table fundraising dinner featuring items sourced from local farms that will be transformed into a culinary adventure by five local chefs.
Approximately forty community leaders boarded a charter bus Saturday morning, and went to Sevierville to learn about Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Composting is keeping 93 per cent of the waste out of that county's landfill. Could it work in Rutherford County?
We're starting to smell fall, especially in the mornings. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes the ushers-in construction crews working to meet deadlines, and traffic jams around those sites. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through September 22.
The remains of 21-year old Middle Tennessee World War II pilot have been recovered. U.S. Navy Ensign Harold P. DeMoss was as a member of Fighting Squadron 100 from Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii.
Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.
Providence Christian Academy will begin construction on a new 43,000 square foot building in early 2019. The new building will house 9th- 12th grade classes. It will be located on the current campus on what is currently the wooded area adjacent to the PCA athletic field. The athletic field will remain in its current location.
Remember, St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation's 7th Annual Wine Around The Square is Saturday (9/15/2018) evening from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock on the historic Murfreesboro square.
Around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County deputies arrested Timothy Lee Brooks Jr. of Columbia. He was wanted for murdering a 2-year-old child.
County Mayor Bill Ketron says we need an answer to our landfill problem, before it is full. He has chartered a bus, and around forty community leaders are touring the compost plant in Sevierville.
Several members of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue deployed Wednesday to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina.
Around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday (9/12/2018) morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, and members of the Wilson County EMS will deploy from Murfreesboro to assist with Hurricane Florence efforts in South Carolina.
September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society is sponsoring a free and family-friendly Archaeology Day from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Oaklands Park.
It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.
The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.
What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).
Gas prices inched lower over the weekend, as several major storms churn in the Atlantic. Several Murfreesboro discounters start the week with regular gas at $2.43 per gallon. Hurricane Florence is forecast to strike the U.S. east coast, yet gas prices have yet to be impacted.
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue has been awarded $247,000 in grants. The Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants provide resources to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel.
Just a reminder, Greenhouse Ministries 2018 GAME DAY is this coming Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in an ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY at the College Grove Apartments. Warrants are on file with Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
On Thursday (9/6/2018) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY dedicated the 154th home built in Rutherford County. The home at 415 Douglas Avenue was built by local emergency responders.
Around 9:00 o'clock Friday morning (9/7/2018), Murfreesboro Police rushed to a shooting call at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Eventide Drive. Once on the scene, they found a male victim with gunshot wounds.
There was an unusual two-vehicle fender bender that occurred shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday (9/7/2018) morning on West Main Street, near Front Street.
A Rutherford County Detention Center deputy was terminated Friday after being indicted by the grand jury, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.
Around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a 2-story townhouse fire on Meigs Drive off South Church Street.
UPDATE: On Tuesday 18-year-old Izaiha Deshon Gleaves turned himself in to the booking offic(e at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Several discounters started the week with $2.49 regular gas, but one was a nickel less at $2.44. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon.
A jet skiing accident results in a fatality on Tims Ford Lake Saturday evening.
A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.
The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library at 6:30 Wednesday evening, September 26th. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library and admission is free.
What is the difference between fake news, publicity or gossip? MTSU's School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry L. Burriss, Ph.D., J.D., shares his opinion on actors, sports figures, along with the rich and famous being given media exposure to give views on issues about which they are not experts.
On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at approximately 11:19 P.M. a call of a shooting at 711 North Maney Avenue was received by dispatch.
Murfreesboro Police were called to a second shooting, about 3-hours after investigating a fatality and only a few blocks from the earlier call. At 1:49 Sunday morning a call of a shooting at 618 East Vine Street was received.
The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran encourages motorists to drive carefully during this Labor Day weekend, and to be prepared to stop for stalled traffic in front of you.
MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission are warning consumers to avoid purchasing vehicles advertised through a phony website created and operated by scammers posing as the proprietors of a legitimate Lawrenceburg auto dealer.
Quick work Friday morning restored electricity to approximately 50 customers.
It's the Labor Day weekend and law enforcement officers are looking for persons who are not wearing safety belts or driving impaired. On the water, the authorities are strictly enforcing all boating regulations.
On Thursday evening, September 6, 2018 all LEADERSHIP RUTHERFORD's Alumni and New Class members are encouraged to attend a reception at Pinnacle Financial Partners (114 W. College St.).
Insight Counseling Center's 25th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room.
Within a 58-minute period of time, history was again made in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse as a new county mayor was sworn into office along with twenty-one commissioners, heads of departments and a judge.
President of the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro resident and former State Representative Mike Liles delivered a letter to 49th District State Representative Mike Sparks, addressing the procedure taken by the City of Murfreesboro in the recent action with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and New Vision Baptist Church.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is excited to host its first NICU reunion in almost 20 years. It will be from 9:00 to 11:00 o'clock on Saturday morning, September 8, 2018.
Tennessee's economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released by Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
A big rig semi-truck that was donated to the City of Murfreesboro will be utilized by voth the fire department as well as police. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks told WGNS...
General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, Ronnie Martin during a special ceremony at 6:00 o'clock Thursday night (9/6/2018) in the City Hall Rotunda.
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. In the 'Boro one discounter started the week at $2.46 per gallon. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower.
On Monday the City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division--the Community Services Division. This is a part of the reorganizing of the city's administrative structure that is designed to enhance service to residents. They will be the guest on Tuesday morning's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8/28/2018).
The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".
Rutherford County School system's first Town Hall meeting for parents is set for the Stewarts Creek cluster on the coming Monday (8/27/2018) afternoon at 5:30PM. Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host the event in the auditorium of Stewarts Creek High School.
At 4:28 Saturday afternoon, Senator John Sidney McCain, III quietly passed away with his wife Cindy and their family by his side. He had served the United State faithfully for over 60-years.
It's official--the Hurricane Creek Greenway in La Vergne, Tennessee is now open. This weekend's partly cloudy weather with temps in the mid 80s is perfect for a stroll down this beautiful nature setting.
The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.
Working together makes sense, $743,000 was saved by Rutherford and Cannon county residents through United Way's partnership with the FamilyWize prescription discount program. Reports show that $2.2 million was returned to Rutherford and Cannon counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This year also saw the contributions of nearly $3 million in annual support.
The Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT shows several incidences involving vehicles. NewsRadio WGNS reports the incidences to give the public ideas on ways to avoid being a victim.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a "shots fired" call at 1325 Wenlon Drive. Once on the scene, residents told police about an "order of protection" that had been served earlier on a boyfriend at that address.
Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.
Dispatcher Janie Lawrence is officially the first career telecommunicator to retire from the City of Murfreesboro. Lawrence retired in July, just two months shy of 31 years of service.
One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.
Even the smartest run businesses are subject to scams. A well know local firm entered into a contract to purchase new telephones for their multi-story office building, and made a down payment of $17,000.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the break-in and burglary to The Boulevard restaurant. Shortly before 8:00 o'clock Thursday morning, the chief cook found a window broken and entry into the Middle Tennessee Boulevard eatery.
Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.
Motlow State Community College President Michael L. Torrence told Murfreesboro Rotary members on Tuesday that when you total the almost 7,000 students on all campuses, that Rutherford County represents 39.2 per cent of Motlow's total enrollment.
WGNS is always happy to air your commentary. Thom Christy has this weeks audio commentary about our community...
The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week at $2.46 per gallon. That's down 4-cents from the previous week, but the same as it was earlier last month.
Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro's changing face in restaurants. Over the past year, we've seen well known eateries go while new tastes are offered. It seems that this all began in the 90's when a study indicated that Murfreesboro had one of the highest per capita populations for eating out. Almost as if a magic wand was waved, the flood gate to new cuisinne poured-in.
A few milder days here and there, lets us know we're approaching the ending of summer. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran also warns motorists that it indicates construction crews are speeding-up to finish their projects. That sometime creates traffic jams. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 25th.
Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's SWAT officers were able to persuade a 29-year old man to leave his girlfriend's home on Turner Avenue. This was after a 4-hour standoff.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards levied fines against 3 Rutherford County businesses during the month of July, 2018.
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. Murfreesboro discounters started the week lower, in fact--the 'Boro is back in the "lowest" Tennessee price.
(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police have issued a statement about the Saturday evening stabbing at the Old Fort Park.
More on the Saturday night stabbing in Old Fort Park. A 61-year old man is in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Trauma Center after suffering multiple stab wounds to his head.
Prime construction weather keeps the pedal to the medal for crews. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks active projects and warns motorists of areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through August 18th.
If you've noticed green lights on landmarks across Tennessee this month, there's a good reason why. Green is the color Tennessee has chosen to recognize Child Support Awareness Month.
Around 7:30 Saturday night more than a dozen units from the Murfreesboro Police have rushed to the Old Fort Park where a fight and stabbing is being investigated. The injured male was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt.
One of MTSU's award-winning professors is confident that the university's newest 858 graduates can overcome almost any challenge to reach their goals, thrive and help others if they "keep moving forward."
The 'Boro Art Crawl is having a significant impact on visitors to Historic Downtown Murfreesboro. From 6:00 until 9:00 Friday evening (8/10/2018), the downtown square had families strolling and looking at artwork displayed in the uptown merchants.
Tennessee's first execution in almost 10-years took place. Billy Ray Irick was pronounced deceased at 7:48 Thursday night (Central Time) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville after a 3-drug lethal injection.
The annual Doughboy Challenge is coming up. A representative for General Mills in Murfreesboro stated...
Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its 70th conference at the Embassy Suite in Murfreesboro. Governor Bill Haslam spoke at Wednesday's luncheon. WREG-TV President and General Manager Ron Walter was presented the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, the group's highest honor.
Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.
Popular local writer and broadcaster Dan Whittle along with six other journalists were inducted into the Sixth Annual TENNESSEE JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center for their Annual Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Conference.
Prices at the pump exploded up 20-center in Murfreesboro, yet are pointing lower again as we move into a new week. Most discounters are offering regular gas at $2.65 per gallon in the 'Boro, but a couple started the week at $2.64.
The Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro held its "2019 Season Reveal" at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (8/4/2018). Champagne was enjoyed by many as you walked into the theatre.
Around 11:10 Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police responded to a stabbing call. Upon arrival officers found a wounded adult male lying in the parking area of 338 Jackson Street.
We're starting to feel the "hint" of a change of season, and that warns construction crews to "speed up". Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that this also can create "traffic challenges". Here are Ram's grid warnings for today through August 11th.
As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.
It's almost time for MTSU's True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students for 2019 and beyond -- and for the first time, the kickoff will be in Rutherford County at MTSU Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and their family members from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and other nearby counties are welcome to attend.
State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.
The Rutherford County Library System has named Ginger Graves as the new Branch Librarian for Smyrna Public Library.
Some construction improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will result in regular services being closed Saturday through Wednesday, August 25 through 29, 2018. However, Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas said "Patrons can ring the Church Street side service bell and pickup items being held for them."
Donald Anthony is the new director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning Department since 2015.
Individuals are painting their bowls now through October 15th for the 11th Annual Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity Cookin' To Build on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 that morning until 1:30 in the afternoon.
(Murfreesboro) Mainstreet Murfreesboro and the Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association entertained thousands with Friday Night Live, an evening of free music and family fun on the historic square. This event happens on the first Friday of each month during the summer months.
WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."
One of the biggest issues affecting Tennessee is the opioid epidemic. Governor Haslam praised state judges for their efforts in developing and presiding over recovery courts...
The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.
On Tuesday Oakland High School's Art Yasso received Rotary International's highest honor by being made a Paul Harris Fellow during the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's luncheon at the Stones River Country Club.
Gas prices rose 2 cents nationwide last week, as prices in the southeast face upward pressure. Wholesale gasoline prices rose 8 cents in Florida and Georgia, and 7 cents in Tennessee.
A Sunday evening family cookout ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.
Around 3:00 o'clock this past Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a car vs bicycle crash on the New Salem Highway at Pusher Place. The bicyclist later died at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
The Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association concludes its 50th Annual Conference Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Murfreesboro was again honored to have been the host city for this event that event began this past Saturday and covers information about new techniques in fire fighting.
"Rutherford County is emerging as an arts and cultural heritage community celebrating a broad spectrum of creative expressions," says Andrea Loughry, Murfreesboro arts advocate and vice chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission.
In neighboring Nashville, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency along with Metro Police are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identity and location of the individual pictured in connection with a federal firearms investigation.
Tis the season to be constructing, and that also creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 4th.
There was an early blaze around 4:00AM Saturday morning at 1319 Dodd Trail. That home is near the Stones River Greenway and Cason Lane Trailhead.
The Murfreesboro NAACP Branch and the Murfreesboro-Rutherford Youth Council are sponsoring their annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the James Union Building, MTSU campus. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for 22 years and under. A table of 8 is $380.00.
The Southern Girls Rock Camp again gave young aspiring musicians a chance to showcase their musical and arts talents for a 16th year at Middle Tennessee State University.
Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Rishi Saxena for a seminar on planning for retirement. It begins at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night, August 14, 2018.
The Rutherford County Public Library System's new Technology Engagement Center officially opens this Wednesday. The 5,492 square foot facility is located at 306 Minerva Drive, on campus with Hobgood Elementary School and behind the fire hall on Mercury Boulevard.
Five MTSU professors have been honored for their excellence in helping students learn by doing. Congratulations to Michelle Boyer-Pennington, Robert Gordon, Lucy Matthews, Hanna Park, and Ben Stickle.
The local Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. They particularly need donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.
With temps in the 70s and a gentle breeze, it was a perfect night for Main Street's "The Summer Party" at the historic Lively House at 746 East Main Street.
A gas leak was reported Thursday morning at 635 Old Christiana Road. When units from the Christiana Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue arrived, it was learned that a bush hog had struck a 500 gallon underground propane tank.
RUTHERFORD Cable is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and all five five founders will be honored at the group's August 14th meeting, and Founder Rebecca Climer is the keynote speaker.
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.
If you were traveling across the Walter Hill Bridge between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon, you may wonder what the large police presence was. The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was conducting a "seat belt check", and if the deputies say you were wearing restraints--you were waved through.
UPDATE: An arson case at 524 North Maple in Murfreesboro that ended with the death of a 40-year-old man will head to court this August. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
Murfreesboro Police answered a multi-vehicle fender bender call around 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning on Northwest Broad Street, between the Stones River and Thompson Lane. Five cars were involved, and one received significant damage.
Linebaugh Public Library is delighted to host Ken Vanderpool for a book signing on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Motlow State Community College has strengthened its commitment to improving student success by becoming part of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) National Reform Network.
Murfreesboro again came in with the lowest gas prices in Tennessee with regular gas at $2.42 at some discounters. That's a dime lower than the second cheapest price (Clevelenad).
Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro.
It's the time of the year when crews ramp-up work on construction projects, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid traffic jams now through July 28th.
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...
Woodbury native Austin Peay Jennings died peacefully on July 7, 2018 at his home. He touch Lions worldwide as International president, he was involved in media ownership, history and loved this area. Graveside services are in Woodbury this Saturday evening at 6:00PM. His life celebration will be a month away on August 25th at Woodbury First Baptist.
In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of James Hall of Watertown. He is charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.
A multi-vehicle crash involving a tandem-trailer rig brought I-24 eastbound traffic to a stop around 3:00 o'clock Tuesday (7/10/2018) afternoon. This was at mile marker 66, near the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
Where did I hear, "If you don't know your community, know your property assessor--and if Rob says it's so...it's so!" Rob Mitchell's tech connections show that Murfreesboro not only is one of the TOP TEN PLACES FOR VEGANS, but it's number 2!
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District - Cannon and Rutherford counties.
Gas prices across the nation increased 1.5 cents during the past week. However, in Murfreesboro, it dropped 3-cents at some discounters to $2.46 per gallon.
(Murfreesboro) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.
Software Developer Brian Rogers announces that he is running for the Rutherford County Commission in District 13 on August 2nd, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Democratic Party.
Join us in a sing-along of "Hot, Hot, Hot", while Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential traffic congestion areas for today through July 14.
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro, a local 501(c)(3) Public Charity, will hold its inaugural Legacy Gathering. This event is hosted by The Alley on Main from 4:00 to 7:00PM Sunday afternoon. This gathering of friends, old and new, hopes to bring a new awareness of the uniqueness of downtown Murfreesboro and the challenges and opportunities of local residents and businesses.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital warns that a good tan is not always healthy. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is also the most preventable.
Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works! On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.
The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.
The Murfreesboro NAACP is conduction two separate political forums at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue. Both are are 7:00 o'clock in the evening; one is Monday (7/9/2018) and the other is Friday (7/13/2018).
Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the nation converged on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University this summer for two weeklong events that showcased aerospace and other science majors.
Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce that it has received $50,000 from the Cardinal Health Foundation's Generation Rx Best Practices in Pain Medication Use grant program.
An afternoon downpour dropped the temps from the sweltering point to the mid 70s and set the mood for memorable Friday Night Live on the Murfreesboro Square featuring the music of Utopia.
A lady who touched the lives of so many, passed away from an extended illness at 10:59 Tuesday evening. Bettie Clayton Cook loved history, and especially local history, and shared it as a part of her longtime career with the National Parks Service and the Stones River National Battlefield.
The City of Murfreesboro named Sam Huddleston as executive director of a new Development Services Division to reorganize the city's administrative structure for enhanced customer service. Gary Whitaker has been promoted to assistant city manager
A dangerous HEAT ADVISORY continues for Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee for the next several days. The heat index has already reached the 107 degree mark.
UPDATE: Arrest Made - Murfreesboro Police are holding three persons without bond in connection with last Wednesday's murder and shooting on the Old Lascassas Pike. Lesean Janell Savage, Chasitie Smith and Kyle Fugett are charged with 1st degree murder.
Gas prices are are facing upward pressure as Independence Day quickly approaches. AAA forecasts nearly 47 million Americans will travel for the holiday. The 39.7 million - who will drive - will find gas prices 50-60 cents more than last year.
Around 7:15 this past Friday evening, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Northfield Blvd near Tudor Place involving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. 33-year old Derossi Leon White of Clarksville died of those injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Murfreesboro arts leader, Andrea Loughry will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair. The appointment began July 1, 2018 and will continue for a year.
Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was enroute to a fatal crash, when his SUV was involved in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard.
Celebrating its 102nd anniversary in a few weeks, tech-savy members of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro open a new website.
The scales show that Tennessee is ranked among the top 10 most obese states. You can be a part of changing that trend, by changing some habits.
This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!
Adults often wish they could give advice to their younger selves, especially when it comes to career and education choices. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is hoping to accomplish this feat, in a way, through its industry-specific camps for area high school students.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help. As the midnight hour turned Friday night into Saturday (6/30/2018), surveillance cameras captured a subject who robbed the clerk at the Blackman Market
If you're looking for an interesting and unique weekend adventure here in Murfreesboro, head over to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on West Thompson Lane. Middle Tennessee Electric is sponsoring this event and there are no fees for parking or admission.
Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers are performing in Germany at the tenth Danetzare in Erfurt. The local Appalachian style dance group is performing with troupes from East Timor, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia, as well as by the host folk troupe, Thuringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating a fatal shooting.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce Thomas Roddy has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Miller has joined the clinical leadership team as Director of Nursing...
A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.
The La Vergne board of mayor and alderman voted to approve the new 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget and 2018 Tax Rate at a special meeting on June 28. The board voted to approve the ordinance by a vote of 3-0, making the new tax rate $0.71 per $100 assessed value.
Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.
Murfreesboro's newest elementary school will be located on the corner of Veterans Pkwy and St. Andrews Drive.
If you have ever enjoyed Camp Piedmont near Readyville, you're encouraged to attend a special celebration of Cindy Robinson's work there for the past 30-years.The event begins at 11:30 this coming Friday morning (6/29/2018), and the camp is just off the John Bragg Highway at 208 Pilot Knob Road in Readyville.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved re-authorizations of the PREEMIE Act, aimed at preventing premature births, and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
The Rutherford County Library System recently named Brittney Reed-Saltz as branch librarian of the Myrtle Glanton-Lord (MGL) facility.
AAA reports that gasonline prices have dropped for the past 28 consecutive days in Tennessee, and a 'Boro discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon.
The board of the Rutherford County Library System made the difficult decision to reduce the operating hours of the Smyrna branch starting Monday, July 23, 2018.
All current and incoming Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise students have until July 1 to complete and submit eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly Smyrna shooting that occurred on Friday morning (6/22/18)...
"The next Council will truly help shape the future of Murfreesboro. Voters want someone who is going to listen to all sides and make smart, reasonable decisions.
Summertime and the construction crews are busy, so hush little baby and learn where NOT to go. Here's Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's report on places to avoid from today through June 30th.
Southeast Tourism Society has named Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival once again as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July 2018.
At 11:00 o'clock Thursday (6/21/2018) morning, St Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially opened a 25-bed Clinical Decision Unit, next to the emergency room, that is designed for patients staying less than 24-hours.
On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council approved two architectural and engineering firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility along with a new terminal at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.
Answer to listener's question about a pile of dirt at the intersection of February and West Main Streets.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers will depart this coming Tuesday for the 10th Annual International Folklore Festival "Danetzare" in Germany.
St. Thomas Health reports that one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, and the prevalence of obesity in kids has more than tripled from 1971 to 2011.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is hosting a grand opening celebration of the 25-bed Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). The CDU is part of a larger expansion plan to accommodate the rapid growth and healthcare needs of Rutherford County.
Linebaugh Public Library is hosting local author, Judy Jennings at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 10, 2018, for a talk entitled, "Widowhood: Become a better version of your former self."
The Order of the Eastern Star's HONOR'S LUNCHEON will be at 11:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, 415 South Academy Street.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sent letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a halt to the practice of separating families who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sizzling sunny days are allowing construction crews to focus on their jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that creates congestion for motorists. Here are his areas to avoid today through June 23.
On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $169.7-million budget for FY19 that begins July 1, 2018 with no additional taxes.
It's been a great week for the 36th Annual International FolkFest. For the past week, dance troupes from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden have visited throughout our community. Residents are invited to a special free performance on the Murfreesboro square from 8:30AM to 12:30PM Saturday (6/16/2018).
The "ASK THE MAYOR" segment of the WGNS Action Line radio broadcast is always popular. Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland was on the radio Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
The public is shocked that an act of vandalism occured at the Captain Kuss Memorial in Smyrna.
In the past 3-years, the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services has made approximately 120-thousand calls. In that time-frame, only a few persons have been brought back to life after dieing when suffering cardiac arrest. Less than a month ago, Toby Dudley became number 8.
Murfreesboro continues to be the tenth fastest growing cities with a population over 100-thousand in the United States. That may be bringing more quality jobs to the community, but it's creating a challenge for deer, turkeys, raccoons, groundhogs, skunks, and more.
Motlow State Community College is offering the Accuplacer Assessment Test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2018 calendar year.
Tennessee gas prices have declined 3 cents last week. Here in Murfreesboro, the lowest priced discounter dropped a penny and others join them with regular gas $2.58, again putting as having the cheapest gas.
A 2015 murder case will go to trial in Murfreesboro on October 18, 2018. District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
A large group of Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Recording Industry students are in Manchester, capturing and recording high-quality sound from the Who Stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
Warm weather and outdoor work season. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects are at a peak and warns of places to avoid while driving now through June 16th.
The first Spirit of Recycling Awards dinner is set for 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, June 18, 2018, at the Carriage Lane Inn. Rich Products Corporation, Mahle Filter Systems and Cardinal Health are being honored.
A special service for Blue Angel Captain Jeff Kuss will take place this Saturday in Smyrna. The memorial dedication...
Murfreesboro City Schools third annual camp for students with special needs is being held at Scales Elementary thru June 7. Fifty-Six children, in first through sixth grade, will participate in a week filled with square dancing, country critters and all things wild West.
The Murfreesboro City Council met Tuesday and named 57-year old Craig Tindall as the next city manager. Interim City Manger Jim Crumley led the search for a replacement when Rob Lyons retired in December.
A man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Smyrna on Saturday and a woman is in critical condition.
On Sunday afternoon The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department held a memorial service for Geoffrey Cheruiyot in the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame Building. The former MTSU runner was killed early Thursday (5/31/2018) morning when hit by a charter bus in Newport, TN after being involved in a crash just minutes before.
The summer driving season is in full swing, and it opened with the most expensive gas prices in four years. Fortunately, those prices at the pump are beginning to trickle lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas at $2.59 per gallon.
Becky Goff, a teacher for over 25 years, announced that she is a candidate for Murfreesboro School Board.
11-year old Andrea Campbell wanted to know about law enforcement and safety during the annual School Resource Officer's Junior Deputy Camp.
This is the peak season for construction. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid today through June 9, 2018.
Saint Thomas Health is the first health system in Tennessee to offer Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as part of their cardiac treatment services. Ashok N. Babu, M.D., will serve as surgical director of the program and Kyle Stribling, M.D. will serve as medical director.
The 2018 Congressional Summit on Travel and Tourism produced by Southeast Tourism Society is scheduled for July 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is serving as Tennessee's chair for this year's event.
On Friday morning (6/1/2018), traffic on a section of the Sam Ridley Parkway was diverted as a 350-ton crane with a telescopic boom length of 210.1 feet was used to lift the 21,600 pound aircraft from the flatbed trailer truck to a memorial pedestal at the entrance to the Lee Victory Recreation Park.
Around 7:15 Friday morning, 31-year old Steven Joshua Wiggins was arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy.
New This Year: Race registrations will be transferable (for a small transfer fee and through September 22) regardless of whether the race is sold out. This allows you to register early and avoid fee increases. And if for some reason you are unable to run, you may transfer that registration to a friend.
The Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Murfreesboro with an award for Excellence in Fire Services.
Memorial Day ended tragically in Walter Hill. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told NewsRadio WGNS that four adults were found fatally shot around 3:30 Monday afternoon in a home at 1132 Rivercrest Drive.
Motorists should soon catch a break from rising gas prices. Oil and gasoline futures prices plunged after Russia and Saudi Arabia expressed interest in raising oil supply. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.64.
Wilbur the Pig of Charlotte's Web fame turned 12 at the Batey Farm. Dr. Jason Greene joined John L. Batey to present the star porker a buttermilk Reeves Sain BIRTHDAY SHAKE.
The 10th Annual Flags of Remembrance Healing Field took place Memorial Day weekend at First United Methodist Church at 265 West Thompson Lane.
President Trump's visit to Nashville and the Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday will necessitate street closures downtown in the vicinity of the auditorium, which will host a 7 p.m. rally. Doors are scheduled to open by 4 p.m.
For those of you who are new to town, the Blackman Barbecue has been a tradition for 69-years. This year's event is from 5:00 to 8:00 Friday evening, June 22, 2018 at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, across from The Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro (directly off of Medical Center Pkwy).
City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that traffic will be light during the Memorial Day weekend, but be aware of construction areas to avoid after that period where heavy congestion will be likely. Here's Ram's report for today through June 2, 2018.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Justin Lemanski from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
K-12 teachers wanting a different summer educational opportunity -- one that includes learning how to fly an airplane and various aspects of aviation -- can apply to attend MTSU's basic and advanced graduate courses in Aerospace Education in June.
It's better than receiving an e-mail about a fortune left to you by a late unknown relative in a far off land. Yes, it's UNCLAIMED PROPERTY that's being held for you in the vaults of the Tennessee Treasury.
There was thought that a new city manager would be officially announced at Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council meeting, but Interim City Manager Jim Crumley said, "We have just completed an agreement in principle for the new city manager, but I want to make certain the council has enough time to study the contract before voting on it."
Murfreesboro City Council meeting Thursday night and opened with Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris introducing the near-capacity room to 11-year-old Noah Gaines who shared how he was inspired to personally help many homeless in our city.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party held its Kennedy Day Dinner and elected new officers.
TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County this week. The best high school athletes in the state will compete for championships in tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field.
Some Murfreesboro's discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.55 per gallon, up about a penny from last week.
A dance troupe from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden arrive in Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 10, 2018, for the 36th year of sharing various cultures with Middle Tennesseeans at the International Folkfest.
A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.
For the second consecutive year, members of the MTSU Robotics Club shined at the National Robotics Challenge recently at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Marion, Ohio.
Congratulations to the three teachers who are in the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards video contest on Facebook. Now the public needs to vote and select a winner.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran studies site plans and warns motorists of potential trouble zones for traffic now through May 26, 2018..
Approximately 600 Murfreesboro City School third-graders from six schools experienced MTSU farm life during a field trip. It was the culminating event of their Farm to School curriculum.
It's graduation time, and the WGNS family is proud of the accomplishments of Dalton Barrett, the son of Heather and Bryan.
Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a call of a shooting at 532 Reid Alley. Upon arrival patrol officers found a male shooting victim unresponsive outside the residence.
Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council ended with Interim City Manager Jim Crumley stating that current City Attorney Craig Tindall was the best candidate for the city manager position. Crumley was given approval by the council to negotiate an agreement.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) draws attention to the release of the second season of the Netflix drama, "13 Reasons Why," on May 18, 2018. Following the release of Season One in May 2017, TSPN...
On Thursday the Murfreesboro Police Department held the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the new headquarters building on Highland Avenue. A massive marble memorial to the fallen officers was unveiled in a special garden beside the entrance to the new facility.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told WGNS that two people died in a shooting late Wednesday at their home on Annadel Court. A husband and wife were found deceased, and their 2-year old was in the home.
Gas prices rocketed higher last week in most markets, due to reductions in domestic supply and the oil market's response to the President's decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon. Locally, that price is unchanged from the previous week.
The Rutherford County Library System is growing and WGNS is working to highlight positive new changes.
When Ram Balachandran checked his construction reports, it appeared that everyone had a case of spring fever from today through May 19th.
Grab those blue suede shoes along with a pink polka dot bikini and head to the Arts Center of Cannon County over at 7:30 Friday night, May 25th. Begin the Memorial Day weekend with a visit to 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury, where you'll feel the earth move.
Walmart and Sam's Club have teamed up with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service (RCEMS) with a Lifesaver award.
Imagine the expense of keeping-up a 162-year old home. The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is seeing that with their 1856 Italianate-style home on the corner of West College and North Academy Streets.
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize contracts with CBRE/Heery for project management services and Johnson+Bailey for architectural services of a new Murfreesboro K-6 school. The new school, to be located at Veterans Parkway and St. Andrews Drive, will be designed similar to Overall Creek Elementary. Anticipated opening is August 2019.
Central Magnet School has once again been ranked the best high school in Tennessee and 10th best magnet school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Jon Dinkins, the man you hear doing ball games as well as the morning news on WGNS, was the honored Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Elementary School. The longtime local educator is retiring as principal of this county school and devoting more time to grandparenting.
Charles Dwight Stout, III, 20, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Wednesday (5/9/18) in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to damage religious property and to causing damage to religious property because of its religious character, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Murfreesboro City School's "Second Annual Employee Recognition Celebration" was held Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place. Reitring Black Fox Elementary Principal Joe Thompson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Murfreesboro Police have arrested 40-year old Antonio Starnes in connection with last Thursday's (5/3/2018) early morning shooting on University Street.
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.59 on Sunday. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas selling for $2.47.
Today (Monday) marks the first day courts are in session at the new Rutherford County Judicial Center on Lytle at North Maple Streets.
The SORT team from Rutherford County is in Giles County assisting in the search for missing a kayaker. As of Monday night, Cooper not found.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a three vehicle crash shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening at the intersection of East Clark and North Tennessee Boulevards.
If you travel Thompson Lane regularly, especially near the Stones River Bridge, the backed-up traffic is often frustrating. Is the construction project at the Thompson Lane Trailhead part of the cure?
The 7th Annual Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. WMC TV's Dave Brown, a 2017 inductee, emceed the event.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that spring temps and gentle breezes will create enthusiastic construction crews who will create traffic challenges.
Growers, buyers and sellers of ginseng came from Roan Mountain in upper East Tennessee to Perry County at the eastern edge of West Tennessee and from all parts in between.
Murfreesboro Police continue to make clear, this community does not tolerate crime.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended a Rutherford County attorney, James Carl Cope, for an additional 25 months.
Oakland High School International Baccalaureate alum Karmyn Casey has been accepted into the Leadership Knoxville Scholars program through The University of Tennessee and Leadership Knoxville.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners received a $75,000 grant for the Our Mission in Motion (OMIM) program from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.
Jon and Sharon Moffitt have decided to sell the flower shop that was started by his family 79-years ago. They wanted someone who would love the community as much as theirs and knew Jenny and Chuck Harrison were the ones.
Murfreesboro lost a true treasure Friday morning, "movie-man" Bill Brooks lost his battle with cancer.
At 4:00 o'clock Thursday (5/3/2018) afternoon, Stones River Manor opened a new page in their history of service to the community. The county's first memory care services were dramatically expanded. Plus, the massive complex now includes everything from independent through advanced care.
Monday is the conclusion to what was the most expensive April for gas prices in four years. The new month begins with several 'Boro discounters offering regular gas at $2.49 per gallon--not the best buy in the state, but not the most expensive either.
Beautiful sunny skies with temperatures around 70 made Saturday's AUTISM FAMILY DAY atPatterson Park a huge success.
Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning, semi-driver slammed into a Tennessee Highway Patrol and Coffee County Sheriff patrol vehicles near mile marker 112.
What's in your salad? Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that Tennessee is now included in the outbreak of E. coli believed to be from romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma Valley of Arizona.
Child Abuse Prevention Month is ending in a few days, and our local hometown heros walked for the Child Advocacy Center a week ago, but law enforcement, child welfare and other officials vow to reduce this tragedy and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Spring is in the air, and construction crews are running at full speed. That might create issues for motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid in Murfreesboro today through May 5th.
Don't forget, the BIG PAYBACK is this coming Wednesday, and you can go on-line, make a donation and that donation will be matched by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
For their second consecutive year, a group of students from Central Magnet School will be driving their 1953 Pontiac Chieftan in the Great Race. This year's race begins in Buffalo, New York and ends in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Sunny skies, a gentle breeze and temperatures around 70--the perfect day for Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village's PIONEER DAYS on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The 2018 Tennessee Legislature just concluded the 110th General Assembly. The Rutherford County delegation tell "the rest of the story".
Young geniuses interested in all things science will experience pasta mobiles, pentathlons and more during the 11th annual Elementary Science Olympiad.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell is on record saying state legislation HB2038 is a clear violation of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.
Murfreesboro City Schools will host kindergarten registration next Thursday and Friday for students who will enter kindergarten this coming school year (2018-19). Children must be five years old on or before August 15, 2018.
Chaplain John Spurgeon of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and Correctional Work Center earned the Volunteer of the Year award from the American Jail Association.
A 30-year old escapee from the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center was back in custody Friday after 27 days of freedom.
The public is invited to a special community viewing of the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, from 1 to 5PM this coming Sunday afternoon (4/29/2018).
How is the search going for a new Murfreesboro city manager? The council invites to the public to hear a presentation from the consulting firm at 1:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday afternoon in the City Council Chambers.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Beach received the Saving the Life Savers Award from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh for saving a 6-year-old girl.
The official ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies for the new Rutherford County Judical Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The first annual LIGHT-UP LOCAL AWARDS were presented Tuesday (4/24/2018) at the Grove At Williamson Place.
Americans are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in years. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.48 per gallon. That is unchanged from the previous week.
There are 4 dead, 2 critically wounded and 2 with minor injuries after a Sunday morning shooting at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike (highway 41-70) in neighboring Davidson County's Antioch community, not far from the Rutherford County line.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list, Travis Reinking.
Murfreesboro City Schools announces its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at twenty-four locations this summer. With the school year coming to an end, the MCS Nutrition Department will be kicking off the Summer Food Service Program in May.
It's pretty sobering to think that Tennessee has one of the highest rates of drug related traffic fatalities in the nation.
It's not often tht Oaklands Mansion offers free admission, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th.Enjoy history, food trucks and vintage baseball.
Fee, fi, fo, fum--springtime traffic is no fun. UNLESS you heed Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's areas to avoid between today through April 28th.
Will "Tiny Homes for Vets" help those living in the Heart of Tennessee? That's one of the topics at the 7:00 o'clock Monday evening RECYCLE RUTHERFORD's Annual Meeting at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.
For MTSU nontraditional student Corbitt Huseth, the scholarships and financial assistance he received thanks to MTSU donors was critical in him being able to balance family and a graduate assistantship.
Amid public concern about the effect of polarization on the political process, one professor is stepping forward with an explanation during a special visit to MTSU set for this coming Monday.
is the start of National Parks Week ( and I wanted to send you a statement from Senator Alexander, who is working to pass his legislation to help pay for the $11.6 billion park maintenance backlog.
Tennessee business leaders' growing optimism about their own sectors pushed the Tennessee Business Barometer to a new high this month.
The State Senate passed legislation Thursday, supported by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) to hold teachers and students harmless in the TNReady testing assessments conducted for the 2017-2018 school year.
2018 ATHENA award goes to Dr. Sherry Galloway, and the Young Professional Leadership Award recipient is Yolanda S. Greene. The celebration was Thursday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.
Two scholarships were awarded at the 2018 ATHENA Award Ceremony on Thursday evening at the Embassy Suites. The organization grants a non-traditional scholarship to a Rutherford County woman who is pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree later in life.
"One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim," Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer said. "This means that everywhere you see children in our community - in schools, day cares, Sunday school classes, sports teams, cheerleading squads, choirs, bands - there are children who need our help."
The public is encouraged to see a video about the impact of child abuse on impressionable young minds. It will be shown at 6:30 this Thusday night at MTSU's Ned McWherter Learning Resource Center.
When Paul Rocco's shepherd mix Butch wandered away Sunday, he was worried about his beloved pet.
Pump prices will get more expensive this week, due to rising geopolitical tensions in the middle east. Here in the 'Boro, discounters started the week a nickle higher with some offering regular petro at $2.48 per gallon.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are one of the country's most common diseases and more Americans than ever before are suffering from allergies.
When firefighters arrived at the Ashwood Cove Apartment complex at 1606 North Tennessee Boulevard heavy smoke and flames were coming out of the roofline.
It is something that most grocery stores don't do... Well, no stores do it.
MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center has released a comprehensive study of wage and benefits study of Midstate manufacturers to help economic development officials attract and keep good-paying jobs in the region.
The Center for the Arts held its major fundraiser of the year Saturday night, and Executive Director Patience Long said, "It was a huge success"!
A home on Laurel Ledge Drive in La Vergne was totally destroyed by fire Saturday morning.
MTSU Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel joined her two fellow co-founders on Saturday night in Las Vegas before the CMA Awards to discuss obstacles faced by women in country music. This trio created an educational forum that was called Change the Conversation.
The Rutherford County Judicial Center at 116 West Lytle Street at Maple will have a community open house with ribbon cutting at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
The 13th biennial MTSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference is an effort to document these atrocities and share knowledge about them. The 2018 event is slated for April 19-21 in the James Union Building.
A select group of Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will get a behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's activities with the Academy of Country Music Awards, thanks to the support of American Addiction Centers (AAC).
Tickets are now available for United Way's signature fundraising event, Red, White and Bayou on Friday, May 11, 2018 are now available at United Way.
Tennessee's two United States Senators share their thoughts on Friday night's U.S. missile strike against Syria.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital promotes Elishia Gifford, RN, BSN, to Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Support for stricter laws on gun sales has jumped to 58 percent among Tennessee registered voters, according to an MTSU Poll taken during the same week as the "March for Our Lives" demonstrations in Washington D.C. and around the country.
The local Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be at MTSU's Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium this Friday morning, and they desperately need for volunteers. Will you help? Phone (615) 542-1230.
Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.
A bill moved forward by State Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Bill Ketron could eventually abolish the statute of limitations in Tennessee against those who sexually abuse children.
There was a spirit-filled old fashioned boiler-style revival at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning.
There will be a FREE National Healthcare Decisions Day program at 10:00 o'clock this coming Monday (4/16/2018) morning at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Boulevard.
Senator Bill Ketron stated that liquor stores could be open on Sundays as soon as this weekend or next...
Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.
On Monday, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office along with state and federal investigators seized almost $1.3 million worth of clandestine, lab-produced illegal pills and a powder to make Xanax.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Rutherford County 2018 Good Scout Award Luncheon, held by the Trail of Tears District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America at World Outreach Church.
NewsRadio WGNS is beginning a series on how fortunate Murfreesboro residents and businesses are to be HERE! We start with what some describe as a simple medical emergency that occured Tuesday evening on Thompson Lane.
This is telecommunicators week across the nation, and Murfreesboro is honoring those who serve as the life saving link between the public and first responders.
April 8-14, 2018 is TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK and Kelly Dotson with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services is the "2018 Telecommunicator of the Year".
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit their highest price point of 2018 on Saturday at $2.663 per gallon. Here in the 'Boro discounters raised prices 12-cents to open the week at $2.43 per gallon.
April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH, and there are some things you need to know.
This is the time of year that construction crews blossom with full energy, which also creates challenges for passing motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through April 14th.
MTSU entrepreneurship majors bossed up during the 2018 Business Plan Competition's Trade Show.
Rutherford County Schools Assistant Superintendent for Engineering and Construction Gary Clardy announced plans to retire July 1, 2018.
Oakland High School eleventh grade student Breez LaLonde won the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "4 Way Test Public Speaking Contest" Saturday morning at Adams Place.
Join Oaklands Mansion's Curator and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, for a unique tour of Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars now to spend Sunday, April 29th exploring the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park.
Patterson Park Community Center announces their 1st Annual Autism Family Fun Festival to be held on Saturday, April 28, from noon until 4:00 that afternoon.
Tis the season of grass and weeds--plus, with yards growing to road's edge, lawn mowers often get into the roadway. MOTORISTS beware of lawn mowers, and residents--WATCH OUT FOR VEHICLES!
The Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold their Equali-Tea at 4:30 this coming Tuesday (4/10/2018) afternoon at MTSU's Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street.
Units from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office and the Special Operations Unit from Emergency Management left Thursday afternoon to assist in the search for the missing 5-year old boy in Dickson County.
Some say they're tired, others sneeze constantly and a few describe feeling of being in a fog.
A civil rights activist, educator and political leader from Mississippi and a Minnesota colleague helping to ensure those activists' place in history will visit MTSU this Thursday, April 5, to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice in America.
Tennessee's fourth quarter housing market showed continued positive trends, with home prices rising statewide even as the total number of permits dropped from the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
Spring is in the air, birds are chirping and construction crews will be running full speed. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential hot spots from now through April 7, 2018.
The 16th annual Southern Girls Rock Camp is accepting applications for both volunteer instructors and campers to attend the July 24-28 day camp at MTSU for girls and nonconforming youth ages 10 to 17.
Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting a local author book signing for three students from the Advanced Honors English Class at Central Magnet School. The event will be on Thursday, April 12, from 3:30 - 7:00PM.
A two-vehicle crash took three lives on state highway 96 in Milton around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
Reports of feeling the earth shake around Saturday (3/31/2018) evening have been reported by several persons in Rutherford County.
Did you realize that the 100th anniversary of The American's Creed is this coming Tuesday, April 3, 2018? A special thank you to Murfreesboro's Karen W. Hudson for making us aware of this.
The Kimberly Family Foundation presented a check for $3,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry, which will take place at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has named attorney DarKenya W. Waller as its new executive director.
Rutherford County's unemployment for February was 2.7 per cent, which put us third in the state.
The spring showcase, presented by the MTSU Alumni Association, will be held April 6-14 on and off the MTSU campus.
An update to a missing person from Murfreesboro. Nineteen year old Chase Dean Nelson has been located by Murfreesboro Police.
Former longtime University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Joan Cronan will share her wisdom as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Equali-Tea at MTSU's Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street. The event begins at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon on April 10, 2018.
For the second time in history, a Riverdale High School student has been elected as the Tennessee FFA president.
MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County welcomes new men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt.
Legislation placing a two-year moratorium on any new statewide assessments for students in grades K-12 is headed to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature after passage in the State Senate on Monday night.
Spring's magic is about to be in full bloom, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that construction projects will bring challenges to 'Boro motorists. He gives specifics on areas to avoid between now and March 31.
The man who received extensive burns over much of his body in a house fire at 524 N. Maple Street about a week and a half ago has died at the Vanderbilt Burns Clinic in Nashville.
Tennessee motorists will soon find some of the most expensive gas prices in five months. Here in the 'Boro, discounters dropped prices 6-cents to again give local motorists the least expensive gas in the Volunteer State. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.19 per gallon.
This coming week is Holy Week, and again the downtown Murfreesboro churches are each having a one-hour service and lunch at noon each day.
Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday.
A weapon was found at Blackman Middle School on Thursday morning. The 8th grader was arrested and expelled in accordance with the Zero Tolerance policy.
Here's an update on the two La Vergne Police officers injured this past Tuesday while arresting a suspect.
A new Memory Care Unit officially opened this past Saturday in Murfreesboro. Hope Patterson with the Villages of Murfreesboro spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker...
1 of 10 local children are sexually abused before age 18. Help end this by walking from the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza to the Child Advocacy Center at 11:45AM on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Reeves-Sain has earned the American Pharmacists Association 2018 Immunization Champion Award in Community Outreach. Reeves-Sain's Dr. Jason Greene will be on WGNS this coming Friday morning to tell about some medical break-throughs.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is ramping up for Spring with several varieties of Easter egg hunts. This includes the more "out of the box" underwater hunt as well as the "more traditional" hidden in grassy field approach.
Experts will come together at MTSU from 11:00 this coming Thursday morning until 3:00 that afternoon for a Campus Safety Summit.
Children ages 8 and older have an opportunity to take a chocolate hike that starts at 2:30 this coming Saturday afternoon at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Park.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department is offering a free child safety seat installation check on Wednesday. It will be from 11:00 o'clock that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon at Murfreesboro Fire Station #9 at 802 Cason Lane.
Are overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry!
Gas prices are on the rise once again, after declining for nearly two weeks. Tennessee gas prices declined early last week, then rose a total of 4 cents statewide and up 13-cents locally.
On Monday, the fire department told WGNS, the Murfreesboro Police Department has charged 51 year old John Daniel Carothers (2/10/1966) with attempted first degree murder...
Check the latest closings, cancellations and early dismissals due to the threat of severe weather.
Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in neighboring Woodbury announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.
This coming Wednesday MTSU is joining Governor Bill Haslam in recognizing Small Business Development Centers around the country for their impact on the lifeblood of the economy.
Molly Spies walked into the Murfreesboro Police Department early Saturday morning. She had been missing for 10-days.
Re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield placed a cannon in the middle of Garrison Drive and fired it to start each of Saturday morning's three Special Kids Races. There was the 15K race, 5K, and 1-mile fun run and walk.
Spring officially arrives this coming Tuesday, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports some earlier projects are being completed, while crews prepare for new construction. Here are Ram's traffic challenges for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 24th
MTSU theater, music, dance and multimedia students are stitching their many talents into a multimedia "coat of many colors" production at MTSU's Tucker Theatre running April 5-8, 2018.
Here's an update on a person who was reported missing, and sadly her remains were found a week later. Sheriff's detectives are actively investigating the death of a Rutherford County woman whose family reported her missing February 27th.
On Friday evening Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's Bald In The Boro had another successful campaign at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot on Butler Drive.
Joined by his family, State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) took the oath of office at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning, beginning his tenure representing Tennessee's 14th Senatorial District.
A Murfreesboro teen is missing and police are asking for your help. Aubreyana Crawford has been reported as a runaway.
The Murfreesboro City Council is taking public support for the humorous naming of the 'Bridge over Broad' in 'Tongue n' cheek' stride. An official proclamation issued by the City Council has endorsed the name 'Bridgey McBridgeface,' if only for a day on April 1, April Fools' Day.
A new Memory Care Unit will officially open on Saturday in Murfreesboro. Hope Patterson with the Villages of Murfreesboro spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about it...
While Blue Raider Coach Kermit Davis is being a Southern gentleman and not saying a word about future plans, the men on the squad have burst forth with exploding energy. Could they be feeling "Let's do it for our coach". They take on Louisville at 5:30 (Central Time) Sunday night in KFC's Yum Center.
A Wednesday afternoon house fire on Valley Bend Road was fully engulfed in flames when the first units from the Rutherford County Fire Department arrived on the scene around 3:30.
Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.
FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, May 12th at Oaklands Mansion for "Free Day."
TrustPoint Hospital at 1009 North Thompson Lane is in the process of adding 148-beds to its existing facility, and this will enable them to better serve the specialty health needs of this community.
Murfreesboro City Schools is preparing to take reading on the road this summer. They will add a library on wheels to encourage reading during the summer months and throughout the year. This mobile library is funded through Christy-Houston Foundation grant.
Shane Reeves will soon head to Nashville as the newest state senator. This after being overwhelmingly elected by voters in Rutherford and four other counties in District 14.
This Sunday (March 18), volunteers from Student Ministries at Central Christian Church will be hanging grocery bags on doorknobs in Gold Valley, Surrey Court/Berkeley St, and Savannah Ridge neighborhoods.
Black vulture attacks on livestock are a serious and costly issue for many Tennessee producers who experience losses of livestock to black vultures.
Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the "MEDICAL ALERT" for 37-year old Josh Michael Londre'. He was located in Nashville and is now receiving medical treatment.
Motorists visiting the gas pump today will find prices that are cheaper than a week ago. Across the Volunteer State gas prices declined 1.5 cents last week. Here in the 'Boro they remained the same, with some discounters offering regular gas for $2.12 per gallon.
The 7th Annual Special Kids Race will be held this Saturday, March 17, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Special Kids is hosting a 15K, 5K and one mile family fun run.
With some of the major construction projects nearing an end, traffic patterns are expected to shift as new construction begins. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran releases his "challenge areas" for today through March 17th.
The most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research shows Tennessee consumers are even more optimistic about the direction of the economy.
At 6:00 o'clock Saturday evening, April 6, 2018, Oaklands Mansion presents a murder myster dinner that is sure to keep you on the edge. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, drinks, and a chance to use your sleuthing skills.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning, March 11, 2018. When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
Around 180 supporters were inspired Friday morning at Habitat for Humanity's annual "Leave A Legacy Breakfast" in the Grove At Williamson Place". Tom and Robbie Hooper received the IMPACT AWARD.
Jason Melton, Loan Officer with First National Bank Manchester, recently graduated from The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending.
Spring is less than 2-weeks away. What's that white stuff?
Joe "Trey" E. Nunley, III is retiring after 25-years of volunteer service to the community with the Lascassas Fire Department.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 8, Ladder 6, and Engine 4 responded to a mobile home fire at 1706 North Tennessee Boulevard (Cedar Park) around 12:15 Wednesday morning.
High school students are invited to compete for cash in the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's 4 Way Test public speaking contest at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Boulevard. The competition begins at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, April 7, 2018.
Tennessee gas prices increased 2 cents last week, before declining a penny during the weekend. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters started the week down 2-cents with regular gas at $2.12 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reminds motorists that Broad Street, around the Bridge Over Broad project, will be closed starting at 6:00 o'clock Saturday (3/3/2018) morning, and continue closed until 6:00 o'clock Monday (3/5/2018) morning.
One day it's spring and the next is winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes these are ingredients for construction traffic challenges! He warns 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through March 10th.
It's always exciting to announce that a local, family business is growing. Sunshine Nutrition Center has added a budding health expert.
Congratulations to Wilson Bank & Trust for a decade of service to the Heart of Tennessee.
Are you ready for MARCH MADNESS as the top high school basketball teams in the state face-off at MTSU's Murphy Center? March 7-10 for the Girl's Tournament games, and March 14-17 for the Boy's.
This coming Thursday from 10AM-4PM you will have an opportunity to see FREE demonstrations of white oak basketweaving at the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury.
Around 5:00 on Saturday evening (3/3/18), Amity Lovelace allegedly threatened her husband at gunpoint at 616 Hollandale Road, according to LaVergne Police.
Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road, begins its eighth 13-week session of Grief Share Classes from 6:30 to 8:00 Tuesday evenings March 13th through June 7, 2018.
Here is an update on what is happening in the Tennessee General Assembly. The senate advanced several that protect victims of domestic violence.
Bethany Hoppe, MTSU instructor of Communication Studies, will speak on Women in Leadership.
Have you heard of a "not quite" bank robbery? US Bank on Memorial experienced one on Friday morning.
Topre America Corporation has announced plans to expand its existing facility in Smyrna, representing a $37.8 million capital investment and the creation of 50 jobs.
Final paving on Broad Street around the bridge project will take place this weekend. Traffic will be shut-down starting at 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning and continue closed until 6:00 o'clock Monday morning. The bridge ramps; as well as Broad Street between Main Street and College Street will be closed to through traffic.
February is "Black History Month" in America and the celebration has been a major part of MTSU's calendar of events with the new Student Union Building having standing room only Monday night as hip-hop communicator and first-generation educator, Eric Thomas lovingly delivered a wake-up call.
What is this community going to do when the Walter Hill Landfill reaches capacity? The Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council met Tuesday evening in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse to continue plans of the course of action. NOTE: County Mayor Burgess gave details on the WGNS Action Line (click to hear show).
Rutherford County Library System Director Rita Shacklett told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday that the new Technology Engagement Center at 306 Minerva Drive would have a soft opening in June.
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess officially entered the Republican Primary for the State Senate today. The 13th senatorial district comprises the western half of Rutherford County and is currently held by Bill Ketron.
A compassionate Murfreesboro leader passed away on Tuesday. Services for Dr. Stan Baskin will be Saturday at Third Baptist Church.
MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert system Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a special message for the university's 25,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.
Tennessee gas prices steadily declined during the past couple of weeks, but that downward trend is likely coming to an end. Here in Muurfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas selling for $2.14 per gallon.
Recycle Rutherford is creating ways to bring positive attention to area businesses that go the extra mile to reduce waste. They will be presenting THE SPIRIT OF RECYCLING AWARD at the June 18th meeting.
"Seussical The Musical" ushers-in the 2018 Young At Art Season for the Arts Center of Cannon County for two performances.
Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local author M.J. Miller for a book signing on Thursday, March 8, from noon to 3:00PM
Local high student Cariyana McKinley-Adams is organizing an Oakland High School letter writing campaign to the students at Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida.
La Vergne resident Jessica Ford was arrested by the Secret Service on Friday afternoon, when she reportedly drove her mini-van into a security barrier at the White House.
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday night, and it appears that the growing historic district is on the way to getting luxury downtown condos, a boutique hotel along with retail and office space.
Crystal O'Brien has been promoted to loan officer with First National Mortgage Services, LLC, a division of First National Bank of Manchester.
Dieting can help you lose weight, resulting in other health benefits such as lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels and even reversing diabetes--all conditions that if not properly managed, can put you at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.
LaVergne Police Sergeant Bob Hayes confirmed that Jones was taken into custody in Murfreesboro during the late morning hours of Tuesday...
Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Here in the 'Boro, gas decined 7-cents in the past week. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.15.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition...a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive February 21 through February 26.
We seem to be in more of a weather-mix for this seasonal change than previous years. This is also creating potholes, and when combined with construction projects--'Boro motorists are challenged. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 24, 2018.
Around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect who was allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle. Deciding to flee on foot was a bad idea.
The first quarter meeting of LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO is set for 8:00 o'clock next Thursday morning and features City Traffic Director Ram Balachandran to show how the 2040 Major Thoroughfare Plan will help the flow of traffic.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland never knows what the public will ask him when they call into his radio broadcast on WGNS. With most questions, he has a solid answer. However, when he does not know--the mayor admits and immediately reaches out to staff members for an accurate response. Sometimes the information is received before the broadcast is over, but it often takes research by city employees working in specific offices.
The deceased man found on Tuesday in the basement at 1302 Memorial Boulevard has been identified as Kenneth Smotherman.
There are only a few weeks remaining to see WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion. Plus, a special evening show, "Purple Passion" presentation, and book discussion.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers continue to expand. Their Sunday afternoon training sessions are attracting new members who are interested in getting healthier, meeting friends and traveling the world.
Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, announced that its Murfreesboro host community earned a combined $715,000 in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 6,000 guest arrivals to the city in 2017.
Energy prices took a nosedive on the stock market last week and gas prices are declining as a result. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.22 per gallon.
Twenty-three local businesses have been padlocked by the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office after an investigation for allegedly selling candy containing a form of marijuana.
Rain and construction create a mess, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists areas to avoid today through February 17, 2018.
Oakland High School students, Dara Zwemer and Elizabeth Clippard have been awaded MTSU Buchanan Fellowships.
An investigation by Franklin Police and the Williamson County Sheriff's Office has landed a Murfreesboro man charged as a serial auto burglar back behind bars.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says, "There are two prices of legislation which should be near and dear to every Tennesseans heart which I am proud to say have been filed by members of our own Rutherford County delegation."
La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in an IDENTIFY THEFT crime at Wal-Mart and several businesses in the northern part of Rutherford County.
Three law enforcement officers who work for different state agencies are coming to MTSU at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (2/13/2018) to share their perspectives with students.
On Friday night the Murfreesboro square was alive with art, people and a long, but colorful dragon.
The special 14th district state senate general election is nearing, and Gayle Jordan (D) faces off against Shane Reeves (R). Call WGNS on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018 and ask them how they stand on issues that concern you. The radio broadcast is from 8:10 to 9:00AM.
After serving his first time in elected office, County Commissioner Pettus Read is once again seeking the County Commission seat for District 8 in Rutherford County.
Officer Jason McGriff's employment with the Murfreesboro Police Department was terminated on Wednesday by Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen.
The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, continue their 2017-18 season at 7:30 Monday night, February 12th, with a free concert in MTSU's Wright Music Building. The evening offers tributes honoring composers Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Leonard Bernstein.
Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee is directing $31,000 in state grant funding to Rutherford County Area Habitat (RCHFH) for to build two new homes in Rutherford County Tennessee.
Oakland High School's DECA (Distributive Education Classes) competed with other schools in the district last Friday.
The deadline for purchasing tickets to MTSU's annual homage to unsung African-American community heroes is approaching quickly.
Murfreesboro Electric Department's Amy Byers told WGNS that winds downed lines near Strike and Spare Bowling on Northwest Broad Street around 8:00 o'clock Sunday night (2/4/2018).
House Speaker Beth Harwell led a delegation of Tennessee legislators to campus Monday to learn more about Middle Tennessee State University's Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and its ongoing studies with non-psychotropic cannabinoids, which are derived from hemp.
Red Cross breakfast honors Dr. Sidney McPhee on Wednesday morning, February 21st.
Saint Thomas Health announced that its Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals have each been named one of the Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals of 2018, a recognition that speaks to the clinical and operational excellence of the heart programs at each hospital.
Tennessee GOP Chairman Scott Golden and Senate District 14 GOP Republican candidate Shane Reeves will be the featured speakers the quarterly Rutherford County Republican Party luncheon series, scheduled for noon this Thursday, February 8th, at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran looks at the construction work charts and tells what areas you should avoid today through February 10th.
Murfreesboro resident and community leader Gordon Ferguson has been named vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Edcation.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business at Its Best played to a packed ballroom Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Congratulations to Bill Jones, John Black and Teb Batey. They are being honored at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS AT ITS BEST. Phone the Chamber at 615-893-6565 to reserve your tickets.
Gov. Bill Haslam just delivered his final state of the state address, and once again, education remains a top priority for Tennessee leaders.
Art draws businesses and people to a community. Tennessee Arts Commission Executive Director Ann Pope said art is often the ingredient that sways corporations to locate in one city rather than in another.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club made a $5,000 donation to the Southeast Young Adult Book Festival at MTSU on March 10, 2018.
Tennessee gas prices rose 4-cents last week across the state, and up 8-cents in Murfreesboro. Sunday's state average of $2.40 is 15 cents more than a month ago, and 32 cents more than this time last year. Tennessee has the 10th-lowest state average in the nation. In the 'Boro gas some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.33.
A Murfreesboro man has been charged with stealing guns from a Shelbyville home.
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.
MTSU Theatre is setting the scene Feb. 1-3 for another collaboration with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival devoutly to be wished on the Tucker Theatre stage: the woes of that troubled Danish prince, Hamlet.
Do you enjoy meeting new friends, getting healthier, traveling? The Cripple Creek Cloggers are offering free lessons at the Smyrna Senior Center, 100 Raikes Street.
One of TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted was taken into custody in Marion County Friday morning. Dewayne Lee Halfacre is a suspect in a Murfreesboro robbery.
The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department has placed a burn ban in effect on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The burn ban is in effect due to high winds and low humidity in the area.
Shane Reeves wins the Republican primary against Joe Carr in the 14th State Senate special election.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of Dr. William F. Malambri at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night, February 8th, in the Wright Music Building at MTSU. This concert is presented as a part of the Wind Band Conference hosted by Middle Tennessee State University.
Walter Hill Elementary School not only fills a student's academic needs, but they also teach them the importance of a firm handshake, looking a person in their eyes when speaking, being comfortable with conversation, writing resumes and more.
Dewayne Halfacre is wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, false imprisonment and theft.
One of two suspects wanted for robbing the Almaville Market was apprehended after a pursuit Monday morning in Marion County near Chattanooga, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said.
Gas prices are having the most expensive start to the year since 2014. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.25 per gallon.
Dick Palmer will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Gala of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.
The federal government shut-down at midnight, and negotiations resume at noon Saturday (1/20/2018). Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) said, "Tennesseans elected me to make the government work for taxpayers, not to shut it down.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Finance and Personnel Committee convenes at 1:30 this coming Thursday afternoon.
The Discovery Center invites guests to learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect at its Science of Music exhibit, opened this Saturday
There was something magical in the air for the 11th Annual Rutherford Society Gala, Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Two armed suspects are sought after they were accused of robbing clerks about 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Almaville Market near Smyrna, a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant said.
We're moving through winter, and construction crews are facing challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid potential gridlock conditions today through January 27th.
There's something exciting about exploring. Whether it was through grandma's attic as a child, in untraveled parts of your community, or a visit through a new building that's under construction. Since Murfreesboro is Tennessee fastest growing community, and one of the tops in the nation--there are many treasures to be found.
Murfreesboro's Single-family permits and New Commercial development declined in 2017, but residential construction by dollar value in the same period increased 15 percent.
Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.
Condolences are coming in for the family of former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr., who passed away Tuesday. Two men who worked as assistant DA's under Dotson, Jeff Henry and Bill Whitesell, will be guests on Thursday's "Truman Show."
Saint Thomas Health is proud to announce Beth Van Gilder has joined the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.
Metro Transit Authority's Director of Community and Legislative Relations Eric Beyer told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that new state legislation may help Rutherford County solve its mass transportation problems.
Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, and here in Murfreesboro prices have remain at $2.29 per gallon.
Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.
It's nice to think about spring along with garden onions, tomatoes and the accompanying fare. The 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon to benefit Blue Raider Baseball will be in MTSU's new Student Union ballroom at 11:30AM on Friday, February second.
The 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Drs. Mary and Max Moss on January 26, 2018 in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.
The march honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starts at Central Magnet School at noon today and heads to the Patterson Community Center.
This week's commentary from MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss goes back to the old question "Does she or doesn't she"?
It takes a lot more than a toy train to keep an infant or toddler "on track." A free service from MTSU is helping parents make sure their young children are developing as they should.
Sunshine and temps around 40 made a successful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march.
The old saying "if you don't like the weather one day, wait for tomorrow" is certainly true this time of the year in the 'Boro. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran guides motorists away from congested areas today through January 20th.
More Tennessee district attornies are now a part of the joint lawsuit against prescription opioid producer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Rutherford County District Attorney General Jennings Jones is one of the original participants.
A sheriff's deputy who rescued an unresponsive man from a burning car earned Officer of the Month honors from Ford of Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating an armed robbery to a customer who was sitting in her parked car at Walmart on Memorial Boulevard.
Murfreesboro Police met a homeless male in front of Franklin Road Baptist Church around 7:45 Thursday night. When Officer Hall got out of the squad car, the subject dropped his backpack and ran. Since this was a consensual meeting, laws kept police from pursuing.
Puttin' on the Ritz at Murfreesboro's classiest event, the Fifth Annual Gatsby Party, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter. When you step into the Stones River Country Club at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, March 10, 2018, you'll be whisked back to the roaring twenties.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Training will be 9AM-1PM on January 13, 20 and 27.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating an alleged rape of a female by her step father. Will Tennessee's statutes of limitations let this sexual offender roam freely? E-mail your thoughts anonymously to WGNS.
Early voting in the special district 14 state senate primary race, the Rutherford County Election Commission has decided to close the poles for Friday, due to the icing conditions.
A blustery blast with temps in the 20's, icing and snow flurries--those were the conditions just before 8:00 o'clock Friday night (1/12/2018) when Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to 2930 Cherry Blossom Lane.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Friday into Saturday morning for Rutherford County.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
With ice and snow in the forecast, Rutherford County Schools as well as Murfreesboro City Schools are both CLOSED Friday.
A large crowd was gathered in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse on Thursday morning. Curious onlookers were slowly circling the historic Murfreesboro square trying to figure what was going on?
Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million T-DOT grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.
Two local candidates apparently have two vastly different campaign styles. That being said, it will be interesting to listen to both sides when they hit the WGNS airwaves on Friday morning at 8:10.
Late Sunday evening, Murfreesboro Police rushed to the 400 block of Castleview Drive in response to a "shots fired" call. A 20-year old died as a result of that shooting.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officials recently announced that Drs. Peter DiCorleto, James Boerner, and Tom Johns were recognized with distinguished honors at the hospital's annual board meeting.
Through the magic of radio, let's go back 71-years. It was a cold, dark night with a chill in the air. Despite the late hour, the Murfreesboro square was alive with action.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department's 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom's 'Boro's Beach had police tape around frozen areas of the pool, while hundreds carried on the tradition in 24-degree temps.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department answered a fire call just after 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon to a duplex at 2566 Concord Court.
Cold weather and home fires are on the increase. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1 and 8 and Engine 3 responded to a fire at 200 First Avenue around 12:15 Sunday afternoon.
The new week brings more normal temperatures, and that will allow construction crews an opportunity to get their projects back on schedule. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid now through January 13th.
Hang up immediately if you receive a call from the Sheriff's Office asking for payment for missing grand jury.
Calling all little princesses! What a better way to be a princess than to be surrounded by princess dresses. Wear your favorite dress or princess costume to Oakland Mansion's "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" exhibit on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Joe Carr, one of the two Republican candidates vying for the 14th District State Senate seat vacated when Jim Tracy resigned, responded to a mail piece from Shane Reeves promising to forego per diem if elected.
Shane Reeves, conservative Republican candidate in the 14th senatorial district special election, announced that he will donate his per diem back to the taxpayers of the 14th district.
January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. Dr. Jason Barnett explained, "Cervical cancer is usually a slow process that starts with abnormal changes."
The move-in date for the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters has been delayed about a month due to water damage.
A political forum between 14th District State Senate Republican Primary candidates Joe Carr and Shane Reeves will be on WGNS Friday morning, January 12, 2018.
This weekend the Center for the Arts launches its 2018 season with the big Broadway musical comedy Hairspray, and this first weekend is almost sold out.
The New Year could bring you a way to lose weight, travel the world and have fun! Cripple Creek Clogger's Founder and Director Steve Cates said, "Our first teaching session will be at 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, January 14, 2018 at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center, 100 Raikes Street. 100 Everyone's are invited to attend this FREE event."
Local law enforcement has been busy in the New Year time frame. Here is the local POLICE BEAT.
Even though the holidays are behind us, keep valuables out of sight in your car.
Murfreesboro Police are seeking help from the public on a hit and run of a 21 year old Westmoreland resident.
Growth continues to be a part of this community as Amelia Joy Omohundro was the first infant to weigh-in at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The number of firearm robberies is up, and stolen guns are available on the open market. The ATF (Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms) wants the public to be aware of actions by these criminals.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed Lascassas Drug Store of three types of medications about 5:15 Friday night.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran looks ahead into the New Year. Cold weather is creating challenges at construction sites now through January 6, 2018, and motorists should avoid certain areas.
A family emergency with the facilitator of "An Introduction to Film Noir" series at the Linebaugh Public Library has been postponed to start on February 1, 2018. The series will continue to be in the Linebaugh Board Room from 6:00 to 8:30 on the first Thursday evening of each month.
Jon Dorenbos, former long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles and performing magician, is the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 20, 2018.
No, this bitterly cold weather is not a record breaker for the season, but it feels like it.
Murfreesboro Police rushed to multiple living units at 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to answer a domestic violence call.
North Murfreesboro Greenway and Walter Hill Park are closed until further notice pending an evaluation of Walter Hill Dam.
Oil prices reached new heights yesterday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices. Discounters across the 'Boro made equal 14-cent jumbs to $2.19 per gallon.
Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local author Terrance Turner for a book signing on Thursday, January 11th, from 2:00 to 6:00PM.
Founder and President of Piccolo Marketing Anna-Vija McClain will be the keynote speaker at the RUTHERFORD Cable monthly breakfast meeting from 7:15 to 9:00 o'clock on Tuesday morning, January 9, 3028. Her topic: "Hacks to Get 26 Hours in Your Day."
Rutherford County Trustee Teb Batey warns, "The new federal income tax law may affect the deductibility of your property tax payments beginning in 2018."
Welcome to the 'Boro. The first Christmas baby at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is Jameson Gavin, born at 8:26 Christmas morning.
With a trip to Honolulu and the Diamond Head Classic championship game on Saturday (12/23/2017), Middle Tennessee turned in one of their better performances of the season before falling just short to Preseason Top 10 team USC by a score of 89-84. On Christmas night (12/25/2017) Miami downed MTSU
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Down on the street corner there arose such a clatter, and Ram Balachandran told you what's the matter. Throughout the year, this traffic engineer gives warnings of traffic jams before they appear. Here's Ram's wisdom through December 30th.
LaVergne High School and Motlow State Community College have entered into a new partnership that will allow members of the class of 2020 to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.
Prayers have been answered--after three days at St. Thomas Heart, Truman Jones is home and feeling better.
WGNS Radio in Murfreesboro will broadcast a recording of The Center for the Arts' production of 'A Christmas Carol' as part of the station's holiday programming on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Popular WGNS' radio personality and long-time sheriff Truman Jones is at St. Thomas West in Nashville.
Members enrolled in the Sheriff's Senior Citizens Awareness Network may now receive transportation vouchers to doctor's visits after a $1,000 donation from the Villages of Murfreesboro.
The December discounts keep flowing at the pump. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.05 per gallon.
Murfreesboro Police are working a serious multi-vehicle crash in front of the hospital on Medical Center Parkway at Joe Knight Drive.
With the New Year, Saint Thomas Health's President & CEO Karen Springer will take on a new operations leadership role within the Healthcare Division of Ascension. Tim Adams to lead Ascension Tennessee.
The Murfreesboro City Council met in special session Monday (12/18/2017) afternoon and approved a $95,810.39 Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists to watch out for reindeers, most notably in these areas through December 23rd.
On Friday Smyrna's Tennessee Rehabilitation Center celebrated 40-years of helping others. Participating in the festivities were Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Human Services Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes, local elected officials and many others.
The ongoing Middle Tennessee Boulevard road-widening project will close both the Faulkinberry Drive and Bell Street campus entrances to traffic beginning Monday through sometime in mid-January.
In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, 2017.
Congratulations to 1,737 new BLUE RAIDER ALUMNI who were created Saturday during two commencement ceremonies in the Hale Arena at Murphy Center.
The moving Wreaths Across America tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice was held at noon this past Saturday at the Stones River National Cemetery.
Crews are feverishly working to complete the Bridge Over Broad project, while the Murfreesboro City Council is trying to secure a better suited name for the bridge.
On Thursday night, the Murfreesboro City Council adopted a resolution in support of new Murfreesboro Design Guidelines that provide framework and principles for the aesthetic character of future development.
La Vergne Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a subject wanted for questioning about an incident at Kroger's on November 22, 2017.
An older white man with a gray beard and gray/brown hair attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl Monday morning at Shirley Road and Criddle Street. Call Sheriff's Detective Tony Grissom at 615-904-3055 if you saw anything.
The state's lowest prices continue to be in Murfreesboro with several discounters offering regular gas at $2.11 per gallon.
Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes.
WGNS Recently asked Murfreesboro Police if the patrol motorcycles would be put back into service. You may recall, the motorcycles were taken out of service this past August after...
Sunshine and temps near 50 made the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade a delight for all.
While getting ready for reindeer and sleighs, many Murfreesboro construction zones will offer traffic challenges today through December 16th. Here's Ram Balachandran's list of "areas of concern".
Early Thursday morning Murfreesboro Police answered a simple assault call on Rutherford Boulevard.
On Wednesday, Murfreesboro Police investigated three vandalisms under $1,000.
The best gifts can't be bought in a store. Give the gift of life to the Red Cross this Christmas.
After attending the 2017 Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl at the University of Tennessee Knoxville last February, Oakland High School just brought the Ethics Bowl to Rutherford County.
Tis the season to keep gifts and belongings out of sight and to get in the habit of locking your cars, trucks and vans.
Remember, Murfreesboro has strong leash laws and dogs are prohibited from roaming.
Sheriff's detectives recovered several stolen trucks and a 25-foot trailer after a suspect was apprehended in a stolen truck following a pursuit Thursday in Rutherford and Wilson counties.
Sunday may indeed be Murfreesboro's best Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "Peace On Earth" and the parade starts on East Main Street at Middle Tennnessee Boulevard. It goes down East Main, around the square, onto West Main and ends on Walnut Street.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with the March 18, 2016 homicide of Donte Johnson.
MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...
The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called "Bridge Over Broad" by participating in an online web survey.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas and plenty of friends will be in the Annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon.
Registration for the City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k is now available. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 o'clock Monday morning, January 1, 2018 at Barfield Crescent Park.
La Vergne Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in the robbery of the Dollar General Store.
After a somewhat volatile month for prices at the pump in November, gas prices opened December on the decline. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.13.
Around 4:00 o'clock Sunday (12/3/2017) afternoon, the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department answered a call on Versailles Road. Reports indicate that a "flash fire" involving a truck that was inside a detached garage resulted in Henry Sharber being injured.
SILVER ALERT: Murfreesboro Police have confirmed the missing 75-year old man who suffers from dementia and high blood pressure has been located.
With temperatures around 50, Santa arrived at the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Friday night.
Christmas decorations are around the area, lights adorn area homes and crews hustle to catch-up before winter sets in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid between now and December 9th.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 4, Ladder 6, and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a duplex fire at 623 Peachtree Street just before 5:30 Thursday night.
The St. Clair Senior Center has been awarded the Tennessee Federation for Aging (TFA) "Innovation Award."
In 2017, VITA volunteers filed 1,105 tax returns resulting in over $2 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.
To date, the City has received approximately 33 percent of household responses.
The MTSU Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society present their 33rd annual performance of Handel's "Messiah." at 7:30 Monday night at First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County incurred over $663-thousand in debts for the October 28th protest on the historic square.
The Tribe of Scribes presents stories about Christmases past, winter memories, and traditions, old and new, at the Linebaugh Public Library at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 2nd.
It's Thanksgiving week, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns there may be a few turkeys on the roads. Here are places to be watchful now through November 25th.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that crews are helping in the Couchville Pike - Corinth Road area after early Saturday evening storms ravaged this community.
Qualifyied Middle Tennessee State University prospective students must apply by Friday, December 1st, in order to be considered for guaranteed academic merit scholarships for qualifying students.
The 24th Annual Art Studio Tour is at the 10 hottest studios in the area this coming Saturday and Sunday (November 18-19, 2017). Plus, this 10:00AM to 5:00PM event is sponsored by the Stones River Crafts Association and the admission is free.
Saturday morning's Veterans Tribute and Parade at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center has been cancelled due to bad weather in the forecast.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office THANKS THE PUBLIC for helping locate a missing 90-year old man. He has been reunited with his family.
On Thursday former Rutherford County Sheriff Chief Adminstrative Deputy Joe L. Russell, II was sentenced to 15-month on federal corruption charges.
Residents here in the Heart of Tennessee donated around 650 frozen turkeys to Greenhouse Ministries, so that others can share Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Smyrna Police are investigating an early Thursday (11/16/2017) morning burglary at Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway.
An 85-year old woman in the Mitchell-Neilson area told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at gunpoint.
The Child Advocacy Center invites the community to join them in paying tribute to child abuse victims and survivors this Wednesday, November 15th at 12:45 p.m. The event will be held at the center, located at 1040 Samsonite Blvd.
Sylvan Park Restaurant is re-opening at 6:30 Thursday morning (11/16/2017), after a car slammed through the wall last week.
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center has been selected as a Chick-fil-A® Foundation "True Inspiration Awards" winner.
The League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has created the Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship for eligible students in the MTSU College of Liberal Arts.
Gas prices plateaued over the weekend, after an unseasonable jump at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro a 10-cent increase unified most discounters to $2.18--within a penny of each other.
It was a sunny and brisk Saturday morning, when the Walk To End Alzheimer's flodded into MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Truman Jones was presented the First Annual Melinda Vance Award.
Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation's golden age. A flight on Experimental Aircraft Association's Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.
The annual Veterans Day Tribute was held on the Murfreesboro square at 11:00 o'clock Friday morning. Skies were sunny with a slight breeze, and temperatures were in the upper 40s.
After 128 words in 10 rounds of tough competition, Murfreesboro Community Development Director John Callow claimed the title of 2017 Celebrity Bee Champion with the correct spelling of "slumgullion."
A little before 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, an SUV was pulling out of the carwash and went through the side of Sylvan Park Restaurant. There were injuries.
Roscoe Brown Inc., a 77-year old Murfreesboro-based home services company, announced that it has joined forces with Bart Ring of Ring Plumbing
Murfreesboro Police answered a serious personal injury accident at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night on Wilkinson Pike near Van Cleve Lane.
A homeless man was seriously burned at a campfire on Thursday night off Robert Rose Drive. He was flown to the Burn Center at Vanderbilt.
Murfreesboro's Community Development Director John Callow won Read To Succeed's "2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee" with the word "slumgullion".
More changes for Murfreesboro: (1) construction of a new fire station, (2) extend Northfield Boulevard, and (3) tear down the old Room In The Inn building.
On Wednesday the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency gave St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital the green light to add more floors and increase the number of beds at the hospital. It also approved a surgical treatment center on the New Salem Highway.
United Way partners with the Child Advocacy Center to educate and reduce the public about child sexual abuse in the community.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying these persons of interest relating to a theft of over $1,000 at Walmart.
BULLETIN: All Rutherford County Schools will be CLOSED TODAY... Just in
Motorists may see higher gas prices this week, after oil and wholesale gasoline prices made solid gains last week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters opened the week with $2.07 per gallon regular gas.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett toured Linebaugh Public Library's new Technology Engagement Center and presented Linebaugh Director Rita Shacklett a check for $100,000.
Usher in the holiday season with the annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 4:00-8:00PM. in the Historic Murfreesboro District.
State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy has been named state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Middle Tennessee State University's 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces events paid tribute to Gold Star Families Saturday (11/4/2017) in special ceremonies across campus. Plus, the night saw the Blue Raiders crush Texas El Paso 30 to 3.
U.S. Air Force Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar will visit MTSU at 4:30 this coming Wednesday afternoon (11/8/2017) to speak on "You Can Be the Change". The public is encouraged to attend the free talk in lecture room 221 of the university's McWherter Learning Resources Center.
Habitat for Humanity's COOKIN' TO BUILD around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Saturday was a huge success--both weather-wise and attendance. The winning food entries included . . .
Two suspects were charged with aggravated robbery Thursday, both accused of holding up the Lascassas Market earlier in the day on Lascassas Highway...
Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students entering 1st- 12th grades on November 7, 2017 from 7:45am-11:30am.
Dimentia and Alzheimer's are diseases that strike fear. The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for MTSU on Saturday morning, November 11th.
Parents who wish to participate in Toys for Tots must pre-register. Open registration is scheduled from 9:00 o'clock this Saturday morning until noon at the Destiny Center Church.
The LaVergne Police Department needs help from the public in identifying a suspect seen a month ago on surveillance photos at Walmart in La Vergne.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect who attempted to pass counterfeit money.
Oakland High School's Kaitlin Taylor placed 3rd at the National FFA Convention for the Agriscience Fair
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland joined The Trust for Public Land in launching an historic "10-minute walk". All residents should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.
Charles Arnold, formerly with the Murfreesboro City Schools, has been named Associate Director for Finance and Administration with the Franklin Special School District.
The Blue Raider's basketball season is about to open. With the men's team, they begin with an exhibition game at 7:30 Thursday night against Arkansas Fort Smith. Tip-off is at 7:30 in Murphy Center.
Linebaugh Public Library's new Technology Engagement Center (TEC) has received a $100,000 construction grant that's distributed through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Recycle Rutherford has announced the winners to its 2017 postcard contest. The theme was "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".
After recent shootings at a nearby church, other congregations are becoming concerned. The danger obviously includes smaller gatherings, not just large groups.
The Violent Crimes Unit of the Murfreesboro Police department has issued a BOLO for 35-year old Nicholas Matthew Lee.
The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders face off against Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers for the seventh annual BLEED BLUE, BEAT WKU blood drive.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital welcomes Dr. Lindsay Keith, breast oncology surgeon, to its medical staff. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids that allows them to dress up as their favorite characters and decorate for the holiday.
A fish kill has occurred at the Gateway Island pond, just off Medical Center Parkway behind the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. A Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff member discovered the fish kill Sunday morning during his routine morning activities at Gateway Island.
Legendary country music artist Charlie Daniels will be at MTSU's Phillips Bookstore from noon to 2:00 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. He will be signing his new book Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir.
Later this week, Rutherford County Schools will spotlight its renowned student-drama programs through a free public performance.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro and the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro announce the 44th Annual One Nation Under God Annual Community Wide Prayer Breakfast at The Embassy Suites Murfreesboro on Tuesday November 21, 7:00 to 8:00 AM (buffet line opens at 6:30AM).
The City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, is conducting a Special Census to certify its population growth. The first mailing was sent October 30th.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a bomb threat Sunday at O'Charley's restaurant lon the Old Fort Parkway near Sam's.
A quick update on the mood at Middle Tennessee State University. Safe and calm with a large police presence of officers from area universities and local authorities.
About an hour before the rally permit begins (1:30-4:00PM) both vehicle and foot traffic in the "open" area approaching the square was light.
As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.
People continue to flow in an out of the Murfreesboro square at 3:30 Saturday (10/28/2017) afternoon.
"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...
A student has been arrested at Oakland High School after an alleged bomb threat closed down the school for the day.
The historic Murfreesboro square was closed to vehicle traffic Friday afternoon, but police allowed residents to visit downtown restaurants and walk around that evening.
Some businesses that are located in historic buildings on the Murfreesboro square are boarding up to protect those structures from possible vandalism. Some are even hiring armed security.
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.
In response to white supremacist rallies planned for this coming Saturday in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee issued the following statement:
A fire broke out in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive.
More cancellations are being reported as a result of a rally to take place on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon.
GENERATION UPDATE: 89-year old Fats Domino died in New Orleans on Wednesday (10/25/2017).
Saint Thomas Health announces a clinically integrated alliance with The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., to offer extended patient access to healthcare throughout Middle Tennessee.
Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.
Rutherford County School Communications Coordinator James Evans reports that an Oakland High School student was expelled Wednesday (10/25/2017) morning when officials discovered weapons.
Another cancellation has been announced due to the so called "White Lives Matter" rally on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday. WGNS' Bart Walker spoke to the Parks and Recreation Department about Saturday cancellations...
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.
A SILVER ALERT was issued for 83 Year old Benny Kirby, who was reported missing Wednesday night. Murfreesboro Police found him at WalMart and took him safely home.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Kathy Ferrell as its new executive director.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club has donated $2,000 to purchase approximately 150 trees and shrubs that will be planted along Lytle Creek, in an area near Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.
Although not a part of its immediate goals, Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport Executive Director John Black said commercial flights could definitely be a part of its future.
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.
Would you like to travel to exotic places in 2018 and get a real feel for those places? Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder and Director Steve Cates said the local group offers free training at 4:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon. This will be at the Smyrna Senior Citizens, 100 Raikes Street.
Despite the recent downward trend, the state average remains 13 cents higher than pre-Hurricane Harvey levels. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.11 per gallon, and several were $2.15.
How much time do we have before the Middle Point Landfill is full? Find out at 7:00 tonight (Monday, 10/30/2017) at the Recycle Rutherford meeting at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled HARVEST DAYS that was scheduled for this coming Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.
Murfreesboro Police have issued a SILVER ALERT on a 55-year old white male who is an insulin dependent diabetic and diagnosed schizophrenic.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will be at Oaklands Mansion at 2:00 o'clock this Wednesday, afternoon (10/25/2017) to unveiling a restored steam fire engine along with a brand new 100-foot aerial apparatus.
In an effort to insure peace when outside groups protest in Murfreesboro on Saturday (10/28/2017), in a voice of unity--many businesses in the downtown district are closing that day to show outsiders there is no desire to encourage hate. Other plans are in place to maintain peace.
Murfreesboro Police are trying to locate 37-year old Larry Dale Rogers, Jr., who was last seen Thursday at 1303 Bond Court.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorist of potential trouble spots to avoid today through October 28th.
One family business is encouraging directed conversation on October 28th.
It is a unique local tradition that a locally owned grocery store has done for years that includes two tractor trailer trucks...
How much time do we have before the Middle Point Landfill is full? This vital information will be covered at the fall gathering of Recycle Rutherford at 7:00 o'clock Monday evening. The public is encouraged to be at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.
Two of the seven person indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury were Murfreesboro residents.
The 15th annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry that is organized each year by the Smyrna Rotary Club was a true success. The board is currently looking at grant applications after raising...
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.31 per gallon , after dropping 8 cents during the past week. The biggest weekly discounts were seen in Cleveland (-12 cents), Johnson City (-12 cents), and Chattanooga (-10 cents). Here in the 'Boro, prices remained relatively stable with one discounter starting the week at $2.20 per gallon.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions, 9 are from Rutherford County.
The Murfreesboro City Schools have started a reading initiative called READ20. It encourages parents to read to their children 20-minutes every day.
The Rutherford County Historical Society had a spirit filled gathering Monday evening in the County Archives Building on Rice Street. Stones River Paranormal presented findings from local investigations.
MTSU's College of Liberal Arts is making a visible push to spread the message about the tremendous upside of students getting a liberal arts education.
The Boro Art Crawl celebrated its second anniversary Friday night as its largest turnout shopped, strolled, enjoyed delicious treats and enjoyed 70-degree temps.
Temps were in the low 70s when the 11th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive Saturday morning. Almost 3,000 athletes lined-up next to the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
Construction crews are working to complete work before cold weather hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential trouble spots in the 'Boro for today through October 21st.
You'll have a chance to put your veins where your cheers are and prove that you really do BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU. The seventh annual blood drive takes place 10:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 13-15, 2017) at the Campus Recreation Center.
The October Boro Art Crawl celebrates it's second birthday from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Friday evening.
At 7:00 o'clock Thursday (10/12/2017) evening, the Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to be at Historic Bradley Academy to learn about new election procedures that go into effect next year as well as learning about candidates.
Tennessee gas prices have been on a steep slide for the last three weeks and should drift even lower this week. Murfreesboro discounters did not get the word, as prices rose slightly here.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran surveys reports from construction crews and suggests areas motorist may wish to avoid today through October 14th.
If overdue fines are keeping you from using the Linebaugh Public Library, this is your lucky day! Starting October 15th through the 21st, pay your fines with donations of canned food.
We're not the only ones who feel that Murfreesboro is a great place. WaletHub lists "The Heart of Tennessee" as the 6th Fastest Growing Mid-Size City in America!
AAA reports that Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.47 on Sunday. In Murfreesboro the week opened with some discounters dropping 20-cents to $2.29 per gallon.
Las Vegas Police have closed a section of the strip as an early morning shooter takes shots from a "high point". CBS reports 50 killed and over 400 wounded / injured as shooter unloads on a music festival.
Last Friday a special historical marker was placed on the new Rutherford County parking garage built to accommodate the Judicial Center. County Historian Greg Tucker noted this was to document the historical significance that piece of land has had on Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro First Presbyterian's pastor, Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr., is one of only two Tennessee ministers to receive a "sabbath time" grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
JOIN WGNS on Saturday (9/30/17) from 12:30 to 4PM at Sprint by Absolute Wireless for free phones, free food, fun games and more!
A federal grand jury in Nashville returned an indictment charging two Murfreesboro men, Charles Dwight Stout, III, 19, and Thomas Avery Gibbs, 18, with conspiring to commit a civil rights violation and committing a civil rights violation through damaging and defacing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Smyrna Police need your help in locating Logan Wallace, a suspect in the burglary of True Vine Baptist Church at 530 Carter Court.
MTSU will ring with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement at 4:30 this Wednesday afternoon in the State Farm Lecture Hall in MTSU's Business and Aerospace Building.
Here is an update from the American Red Cross on Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, and Mexico Earthquake
Avoid a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal and repaving of a deteriorated "failing section" of street surface.
A taste of fall is gearing crews up to finish jobs before winter hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through October 7th.
Local Rotary Clubs are giving dictionaries to all third grade students in the area. This is an annual project that improves literacy and encourages youngsters to develop better communication skills.
Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam partnered with Peyton Manning to raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation for its fight to reduce Alzheimer's disease.
UPDATE: Pearman will remain behind bars for life. However, he will be eligible for parole at age 90 in year 2073.
One of the nation's most prestigious and respected groups of historians will be housed at MTSU for at least for the next five years.
The Acorn Festival is a new major event in the 'Boro that will showcase indie rock, folk and Americana genres of music. The venue is the natural amphatheatre at Oaklands Park, beside the mansion.
Next week is fall break, and Basketball Coach Andy Herzer invites area youth, ages 8 to 13, to be a part of the 1st Shot Fall Break Camp.
Gas prices are on a steep slide after reaching 3-year highs due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. However, that has not happened in the 'Boro.
Just barely over the Rutherford County line in Davidson County, a Smyrna woman was killed at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road and six were injured when a Murfreesboro reisdent went on a shooting spree.
A crash on Compton Road at Emery Road Saturday night (9/23/2017) saw to teens taken by LifeFlight helicopter to the Vanderbilt Trauma Center.