The 4th Annual Mid-Tennessee Pug Festival will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10am to 3pm, at the Barfield Crescent Park located at 697 Veterans Parkway; admission is FREE!
Saturday was a rainy day, and the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro offered an indoor adventure at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's station four on Medical Center Parkway. From toddlers to teens enjoyed the free cookies, story telling, safety seat inspection and firetrucks.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Murfreesboro is sponsoring Take Root, a community wide luncheon to benefit The Journey Home's (TJH) Supportive Housing Program.
Middle Tennessee State University graduates are packing their carry-ons and preparing to head west to be recognized for their work at music's highest levels: the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, set Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.
This was the third Saturday of the month and more than 200 supporters showed-up at the Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department for their legendary country ham breakfast.
At 11:04 Friday night, 911 received a fire at 1540 PLACE apartments on New Lascassas Pike, First units on-the-scene reported heavy smoke and flames billowing from the attic of the three-story apartments. In freezing temperatures, about twenty residents were forced into the cold.
A wintry blast reminds us that it's still the season, and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks his computers to warm 'Boro motorists of potential travel problems to avoid today through January 25, 2020.
Smyrna Police Department is seeking applicants for its 2020 Citizens' Police Academy. The classes meet every Thursday, 6:00-9:00PM, from February 20 through April 30, 2020.
Rover, the City's public transportation service, is adding Saturday Rover routes as another enhancement to customer service. The new weekend service begins Feb. 1, 2020.
State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee's Oversight Subcommittee.
Five deputies who worked overtime to prevent traffic fatalities and injuries in 2019 received Community Service Awards from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
REMINDER: It's time to plan on being a part of the 9th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) on March 7, 2020.
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say they have been able to identify the woman who was struck and killed by a train this past Sunday (Jan. 12, 2020).
Two individuals were displaced after a fire destroyed their home in Smyrna early Tuesday morning.
Murfreesboro Building Codes says a 100,000 square foot storage complex is being constructed on the corner of Northfield Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road.
La Vergne Police Department now has three K-9 officers, along with three certified K-9s.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is monitoring the air quality at the Annadale Apartment at 1307 Westlawn Boulevard after workers used gasoline Sunday night to clean an on-site car wash at the complex.
Preventing an active shooter from killing people and saving lives was the goal of Rutherford County emergency responders who completed an Active Threat Integrated Response Course last year.
Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed issues proclamation that promotes the upcoming 2020 Census and encourages residents to participate.
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
On Sunday afternoon the City of Murfreesboro held a reception at the Washington Theatre in the Patterson Community Center. It introduced the city's three 2020 art laureates. Bart interviewed Dawna Magliacano, Amie Whittemore, and Tommy Womack.
Heavy rains in the mid-state are creating flood conditions on area roadways. WARNING: Do not attempt to drive on roads over which water is flowing.
In honor of The Webb School's 150th Anniversary, the Follin Speaker Series will continue hosting special guests throughout the 2019-2020 school year.
The 2020 Women's March will be in the geographic center of the state next Saturday. "Women's March Tennessee Power Together" is affiliate of the national Women's March.
The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion opens this coming Friday and continues daily through March 1, 2020.
January includes a variety of weather, and much of it impacts road conditions and construction sites. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns motors of potential trouble spots today through January 18, 2020.
Fifteen new peace officers have completed Police Recruit Class 9-02 and take the oath to protect and serve this community.
The Middle Tennessee Electric Board of Directors unanimously approved an agreement Friday to merge the Murfreesboro Electric Department into the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTE). This action followed Thursday night's vote by the Murfreesboro City Council to approve the merger.
The Murfreesboro Police' Special Operations Unit took a shooting suspect into custody without incident Friday night, after he barricaded himself in the attic of a Sloan Street quadplex for about 3-hours.
WGNS is bringing back what was a standard practice for radio and television stations.
On Thursday night Murfreesboro City Council approved the sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric for approximately $302-million over 15 years. Friday MTEMC's board approved. It now goes to TVA for their 'thumbs up'.
An ex-boyfriend was apprehended for allegedly shooting his former girlfriend early Wednesday at her home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's lieutenant said.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's assistance in identifying this male. The clerk at the MAPCO Convenience Store at 1251 South Church Street says the surveillance camera photo is of a man who attempted to rob a female inside the store a month ago (12/8/2019).
A tractor trailer rig overturned Wednesday morning in the eastbound lanes of I-840 at mile marker 60. That is going toward Lebanon on 840, between Sulphur Springs Road and West Jefferson Pike exits.
(MURFREESBORO) The Murfreesboro City Council will vote Thursday night whether to merge or not to merge Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative. The heads of both utilities will be on WGNS 8:10-9:00AM this Wednesday morning.
This month's HEART FOR HEALING recipient is on a crusade to thank all of the volunteers who have been a part of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for over twenty years.
An unresponsive 28-year old woman was found Monday night in her vehicle that was parked in Kroger's parking lot at 2243 Veterans Parkway.
Another Tennessee county has been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer after detection of the forest-devastating insect. Lewis County has been added to 62 other counties, which includes Rutherford and all contiguous counties.
The Rutherford County Legislative delegation will host Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) for a community meeting at 6:00 o'clock Wednesday night at the Smyrna Town Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.
Murfreesboro is about to get its fourth Dollar Tree. In fact, the firm is posting that jobs are available now, while the staff installs merchandise in the former Rite Aide location at 2485 Memorial Boulevard at Haynes Drive.
In an effort to keep the traffic flowing smoothly, the City of Murfreesboro completed a traffic study at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulphur Springs Road. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran reports that the signal is now operative.
16-year old Emily Owenby went missing from her Ohio Court home five-days before Christmas, and has not been seen or heard from since that time.
The four-day Bonnaroo music and arts festival announced that headliners for the June 11-14, 2020 event will include Grand Ole Opry stars, Miley Cyrus, Brittany Howard, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lennon Stella, Billy Strings, Yola and Morgan Wallen.
Census Day is April 1, 2020, but the public will be able to start responding with their counts online, via phone or mail starting in March. The results of La Vergne's 2018 special census showed a 6 per cent increase with the population being 34,423.
News stories about possible military targets in Iran have renewed the debate about the release of classified information in international affairs. But this debate has been going on since before the founding of the country. MTSU's Dr. Larry Burris has more.
A stopped pickup truck on I-24 eastbound caused a multi-vehicle crash at the 88 mile marker around 7:06AM Monday morning. The roadway is clear and open for traffic.
Resolve to read! Linebaugh Public Library will hold the first Harry Nelson Memorial Winter Reading Program from January 26, through March 7, 2020. Linebaugh's program has been renamed to honor the memory of one of its regular patrons, Harry Nelson, who loved to tell stories and listen to roots music.
Business at Its Best will be 11:45AM Tuesday morning, February 4, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. This year's honorees include Business Legend Lee Moss, Business Person of the Year Deb Thompson, and Leadership Rutherford Pinnacle Award goes to State Senator Shane Reeves.
Do you recognize this man? He is a suspect in a theft from Sportsman Warehouse at 168 N. Thompson Lane. The incident occurred December 22, 2019.
The first of two public meetings this week between the Rutherford County Commission and the Rutherford County state delegation took place Monday night in the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The second public meeting is set for this coming Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Smyrna Town Center at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.
The Rutherford County delegation and the county commission will have two community meetings this week and the public is invited to attend. The first is Monday night in the courtroom of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The second is Wednesday in the Smyrna Town Centre. Both meetings are at 6:00PM.
In neighboring Coffee County a father is jailed on $2-million bond after his son 's death around 6:30 Sunday morning. Authorities say the infant died of blunt force trauma.
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2020 brought the 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge to the Boro Beach at SportsCom. All agreed that it's a fun and positive way to start a New Year!
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell warned, "Tennessee should remain ever vigilant in her finances. As there is an ever increasing push to expand government services there will be an attempt to find ways to fund them."
Three teenagers are under arrest after leading police on brief chase around 9:30 Friday morning in a stolen Honda Pilot. They collided with another vehicle and fled on foot, but were quickly apprehended.
A well known Middle Tennessee resident died in a plane crash last Tuesday in Kansas. Former Shelbyville resident Jon Vanatta died in an airplane crash near Kansas City.
The public is invited as Murfreesboro Cultural Arts will introduce and honor the 2020 Painter, Photographer and Poet Laureates at a reception January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Washington Theatre Community Gallery located in Patterson Park Community Center.
Around 10:48AM Thursday morning, a fire rapidly spread throughout a home in the 2300 block of Centertree Drive.
A Rutherford County Sheriff's detective reports that a man accused of selling heroin to a woman who later died was charged with allegedly leaving her body at Nice Mill Dam this past Friday.
Another business has chosen to move to Murfreesboro. Gallagher Guitars has moved from Wartrace where they were the instrument of choice by notables such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown and others.
State Reprentative Mike Sparks noted, "It currently costs $76 per day to incarcerate an offender, but a new program can do that for $4 under Community Supervision."
This area continues to be one of the fastest growing parts of the nation. Preserve Our Area's Rural Qualities (PARQ) Secretary Joan Jackson noted, "That puts the lifestyle many enjoy at jeopardy."
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying this armed robber a month ago at Longhorn Liquors at 223 NW Broad Street. Call MPD Detective Richard Presley at (629) 201-5615 if you recognize him.
A Christiana resident was without phone service from Christmas Eve through January 2, 2020. After WGNS ran a story, AT&T contacted the radio station and had his service returned within hours.
For Tennesseans who are dependent on public assistance benefits, a difference of $100 or $200 in their monthly budgets can dramatically affect the way they live.The Legal Aid Society may be able to help.
2020 brings a new playground to Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne. The facility will be closed for several weeks as renovations take place.
157-years ago there were cannons aimed at the cupola of our historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Visit the Stones River Battlefield and walk through local history. This is free and open to the public.
With temps in the upper 40s, it was a perfect day for the New Year's Day 5K at the Old Fort Park. A Wilson County runner placed first.
The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center was relatively quiet as 2020 rolled into the Boro, at least when compared to cities with multiple shootings and homicides.
Happy New Year, happy birthday, and welcome to the world, Amoura Rose Handy!
Can you imagine having your "land line" telephone service go dead on Christmas eve, and still not having service or knowing what the problem might be. That's what some AT&T customers are telling WGNS.
As the New Year of 1947 approached, rural Rutherford County with a population around 8,000 persons, was taking a leap into technology. Radio was now in Murfreesboro with WGNS!
As year 2019 comes to a close, local non-profit Barnabas Vision in Murfreesboro is on track to serve over 300 Middle Tennessee neighbors with emergency financial assistance to keep them in their homes and keep utilities on...
Collier Smith's service to public education is no laughing matter but the gala honoring her should be a ball of fun. The 13th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Smith...
UPDATE: Apparently one of two female customers got upset when she saw The Avenue security personnel inside the store. Assuming security was called for her, she allegedly told an employee that she would beat her up...
Every job has its challenging moments, and it's uplifting when "out of the blue"--someone stops to say THANK YOU. A gully washer was soaking Smyrna, when a young boy not only changed one officer's day, but perhaps his life.
Smyrna Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying an individual that purchased items with counterfeit currency.
The 13th annual Rutherford Society Gala is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night, February 1, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1200 Conference Center Boulevard.
The La Vergne High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps went above and beyond in their $1,000 donation to the La Vergne Police Department to help spread a little holiday cheer this month.
Heavy rains in the mid-state are creating flood conditions on area roadways. WARNING: Do not attempt to drive on roads that are covered with water.
On Sunday evening, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a Water Rescue at the intersection of Paw Paw Springs Rd and Independent Hill Road.
Around 6:10 Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire on Chariot Pointe, 1710 East Northfield Boulevard.
Things are gradually getting back to normal, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks with area construction teams to determine areas of potential issues that might impact motorists between now and January 4, 2020.
Brian D. Hercules, Town Manager, is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective Sgt. John Liehr to Administrative Captain of the Smyrna Police Department. John assumes this role December 30th.
A Thursday night fire on I-24 between Almaville Road and I-840 (mile-marker 73) forced eastbound motorists (going toward Chattanooga) to pull to the roadside.
Flags are now being "retired with dignity" at (1) the County Office Building at 1 South Public Square, and (2) WGNS radio, 306 South Church Street. There is no fee for this service.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to a home fire on Chickasaw Road around 3:10 Friday afternoon.
A 39-year old woman, described as homeless, has been reported as missing from neighboring Shelbyville for over a week. If you see Misty Pannett, call the Shelbyville Police at 931-684-5811.
MTSU students are unearthing an important chapter in Nashville history and American history -- one small plot at a time.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tennessee thanked law enforcement officers statewide, and Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy William Travis received the Middle Tennessee Top DUI Enforcers award for sheriff's offices in Middle Tennessee.
MTSU's Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) again invites the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.
There is a critical need for type O negative blood donations now, and the HEART OF TENNESSEE CHAPTER, 501 Memorial Blvd., is giving away Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt when you come to give by Jan. 5, while supplies last.
Tennessee's average gas price is $2.31, two cents lower than last week. WGNS has checked around and found some Murfreesboro discounters offering regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.
MTSU School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry Burriss asks WGNS listeners, "What do most Americans know about foreign lands, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries are we teaching our children?"
La Vergne Police Chief Mike Walker caressed the head of the department's newest officer and scratched her ears as a welcoming gesture to the new job.
Between now and the New Year, be aware that there is a strong chance that while driving, you might cross paths with a drunk driver.
Rock Springs Middle School students Jazmin, 8th grade, and her brother, Jezmin, 6th grade, were treated to a continuation of Shop with the Sheriff on Friday.
Smyrna Police need public input in identifying this person who broke into vehicles on Wednesday and stole credit cardsand other items. Phone Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434 if you recognize this person.
A word to the wise, when you park your vehicle at night--don't leave valuables in plain sight and LOCK YOUR DOORS!
MTSU's ROTC program's newly commissioned second lieutenants "have a lot of potential to do really great things," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy.
Right now, while schools are closed for Christmas, the Extended School Program continues at five different locations from 6:00 each morning until 6:00 in the evening. Plus, any child can eat there or pick-up a snack pack--no questions asked.
With families visiting for the holidays, there is much going on in the kitchen. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue warns everyone not to leave cooking unattended, even for a short period of time.
A local legend Charlie Farrer passed away Sunday morning at Adams Place. Visitation is noon to 3:00PM this Saturday afternoon, with the service immediately following at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, 1488 Lascassas Pike.
Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates used their annual Christmas Party as an event to collect gifts for the Tennessee State Veterans' Home. More than 100 items were donated by the company's agents
Rutherford County Delegation and County Commission will host Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton at a community meeting Wednesday evening, January 8, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Smyrna Town Center.
A large home on McCandless Road in nearby Nolensville became fully engulfed in flames on Saturday evening.
Here's an idea that can help you, no matter where you live. Smyrna Police Department is joining the #9pmroutine campaign to educate citizens and help prevent burglary.
Tennessee's housing report for the third quarter of 2019 shows that despite a few downward trends, home prices and single-family permits were up for the quarter and from a year ago as mortgage delinquencies dropped over the same periods.
Here's a Christmas gift to all motorists, no lane closure allowed over the entire Volunteer State starting midnight, Friday, December 20, 2019 and continuing until 6:00AM Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.
Around 4:45AM Saturday morning traffic on Jefferson Pike when a big rig overturned and completely blocked the roadway. There were no injuries.
Retailers beware, tis the season for shoplifting. Smyrna Police are asking the public for help in identifying these suspects wanted for questioning with two recent high dollar burglaries from two Walgreen's locations.
Callers using smart phones to dial 911 can video emergency scenes and chat with dispatchers with an enhancement to the Emergency 911 system, the first in Tennessee, said Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen promotes four sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, and one longtime civilliam employee retires.
Around 6:30 Thursday morning (12/19/2019), officers in La Vergne made a routine traffic stop and discovered a suspect wanted for homicide in Nashville.
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell received the Foundations of Leadership certificate through the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of the UT Institute for Public Service.
The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority and Atkins North America continue to update the Airport's Master Plan.
After 33 years of service to the radio and television broadcasters across Tennessee, Whit Adamson is preparing to retire from his post as president of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, the organization announced Thursday. Tennessee Broadcast Executive Chris Baker will take over the reins.
After almost two and a half hours of detailed information, the vote on whether to merge Murfreesboro Electric Department with Middle Tennessee Electric Department was deferred until January 9, 2020.
Tara Stone has been named the Executive Director with the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross in Murfreesboro. The Heart of Tennessee Chapter serves Bedford, Cannon, Clay, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Overton, Marshall, Moore, Pickett, Putnam, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White counties in Tennessee.
Country music veteran Deborah Allen helped spread holiday cheer to children in need this year by stopping by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she read her book, The Loneliest Christmas Tree, and donated 90 ukuleles.
This can be the most wonderful time of the year for some, while being dark days for others. Friends at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital have some suggestions that might help.
Mindful Care, the only state-licensed adult day services program in Rutherford County for persons 55 and older, has passed its annual license-renewal test.
More than 230 faculty and staff members at MTSU were recognized for their years of working with and for students at the university's annual Service Award Luncheon in the James Union Building.
Neighboring Mt. Juliet in Wilson County is being sued by the ACLU for banning surgical abortions within the city limits.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center is proud to announce the appointment of Ericka Downing as the center's new Executive Director.
The Tennessee Department of Health presented St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital with 2019 "BEST for Babies" award.
There will be a special public meeting about the potential merger of Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric just before the Murfreesboro City Council votes on the issue Thursday night (12/19/2019).
Shortly after 3:00 o'clock last Saturday (12/14/2019) afternoon two men wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident at Walmart in Clarksville, fled the store. On Wednesday 12/18/2019) the suspects abandoned a car that was allegedly stolen from Rutherford County and fled on foot.
Celebrate Recovery at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 N. Rutherford Blvd., will have a program on how to deal with holiday depression, anxiety and other issues this coming Monday evening at 7:00 o'clock.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department announced that Gernell Jenkins has been promoted to Superintendent at Patterson Park Community Center following the retirement of Russell Smith.
Murfreesboro Police and authorities in Alabama have dismantled a shoplifting ring where fraudulent UPC bar codes were used to purchase Star Wars theme toys and other action figures for pennies on the dollar, throughout the Southeast and reselling them online.
Congratulations to Rutherford County Public Works Engineer Ben Friend passed the Professional Engineering Exam and is now a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).
New government legislation may stop cable and satellite companies from hiding fees and charges.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on the Motlow State Community College's Smyrna campus Tuesday morning. Not only did it celebrate the school's 50th anniversary, but also the grand opening of building 3.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R) from Tennessee announced that the Senate passed Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. It gives pay raises and better housing for troops, plus more equipment and training.
Tennessee Consumers are positive on local economy. In fact, an MTSU study shows that this state's Consumer Outlook Index rose to 254 from 214 in September, the highest level for the index since its inception in 2015. This indicate consumers are more willing to open their wallets and purses this holiday shopping season.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $2,500 to the City Schools of Murfreesboro Foundation.
Franklin Police arrested Murfreesboro resident Ryan James Fitzner and charged him with solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.
There were tears, laughter and hugs as SECRET SANTAS made a surprise stop at Murfreesboro's Child Advocacy Center.
Tennessee's exports fell by more than $500 million for the third quarter compared to the same period last year, a 6.6% loss, according to the latest "Global Commerce" trade report from MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center.
Volunteers from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office's SCAN (Senior Citizen Awareness Network) is stopping at client's homes and providing holiday sunshine on cloudy and cold days.
Police have released surveillance photos of the shooting suspect involved in the Saturday night shooting in La Vergne that occurred around 11:30PM. A 15-year old male was shot on Tonya Drive, and is suffering serious injuries.
The juvenile victim shot December 6, 2019 in La Vergne passed away Saturday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. If you recognize this man, contact Detective Shields at 615-287-8667.
The Boro Art Crawl took place Friday night, and one of the stops was the Rotunda of the Mrfreesboro City Hall.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a gift to help 'Boro motorists reduce tie-ups during the now through December 21, 2019.
The 1,759 new graduates in MTSU's Class of 2019 reached a momentous life goal Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, triumphantly accepting their hard-earned university degrees cheered by family, friends, professors, colleagues and two guests who praised their grit and perseverance.
She Smyrna Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Kelsey Bowen, also known as Kelsey Burnette.
Sunday, December 15 is the last day for Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act! Tennesseans have to enroll on-line by Sunday or wait almost a year to get covered. Sign-up for coverage at HealthCare.gov
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for workers to work on their schedule for positions with the 2020 CENSUS. In Rutherford Couny census taker positions pay $21 per hour.
Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2019 joined with cadets from Civil Air Patrol's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron Saturday in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Stones River Battlefield and National Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to recognize its 2019 honorees for outstanding accomplishments in clinical leadership: (L-R) Drs. Steven Thomas, Warren McPherson, and Dan Evans.
La Vergne Police are looking for anyone who may have been victimized by a bigamy suspect who was arrested earlier this month.
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office negotiated with a wanted suspect who had barricaded himself inside his home Thursday afternoon.
The sanctuary at First United Methodist Church was filled with seasonal favorites as the Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra offered an evening of Timeless Christmas Treasures.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this woman.This surveillance photo was taken in a local business where the female allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase merchandise.
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees was updated Tuesday on strategic partnerships providing real-world experience and career paths for students while also building a talent pipeline for and resource support from Midstate business and industry.
Murfreesboro Police' Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) continues to investigate a single-car fatal crash on Warrior Drive over the past weekend. Authorities confirm that charges are pending.
Around 10:00 o'clock Monday morning Murfreesboro Fire Rescue received a call about a fire at Westbrook Towers on 515 North Walnut Street.
Thanks to a community wide endeavor mixed with temps near 60, the 2019 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade was a tremendous success. it broke records both in attendance as well as entries.
On Saturday afternoon units from Rutherford County Fire Rescue answered a chimney fire call to Crosspark Drive.
The Dollar General Store at 5854 Shelbyville Highway in Christiana will be closed for an indefinite period after a major fire around 10:00 o'clock Thursday evening.
Those sleigh bells are heading into Murfreesboro at 2:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon with the Annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The THEME of this year's parade "The Sounds of Christmas".
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY AND CAFE is a dream come true for Chantell. As of 6:30AM Saturday morning, this family business is open to serve a wide selection of home-made bakery and pastry selections as well as delicous breakfasts and lunches. They are at 128 N. Church Street, on the east side of the square between East Main and College Street.
Just because we're in the Christmas season does not mean that construction projects will slow down. In fact, crews take advantage of mild days to get ahead before winter blasts hit.With that in mind, City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the stats and warns motorists of what to expect on the roads now through December 14, 2019.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers have been selected for the 2019 Best of Murfreesboro Award Program (MAP) in the Performing Arts category.
With temps in the 50's, Saturday morning's 17th annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "Hotcakes and Holly" pancake breakfast at Middle Tennessee Christian School attracted one of its largest turnouts.
A Friday morning there was a tractor fire on Rucker Road in the Christiana Community.
You've heard WGNS broadcasts about the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office' SCAN program (Senior Citizens Awareness Network). As the name implies, volunteers make regular contact with elderly persons living alone or those by themselves with health issues.
There will be a Public Information Open House from 5:00 to 7:00PM Wednesday evening (12/11/2019) to review information, ask questions and provide feedback about the proposed merger of Murfreesboro Electric Department with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation. This will be in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda.
With temps in the pleasant 50s, around 6:00 o'clock Friday night, thousands packed the inner circle on the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse for a Christmas gala and lighting of the community Christmas tree.
Sheriff's bloodhound Ethel sniffed out missing people and sought out children, especially those seated in wheelchairs, when she served five years at the Sheriff's Office.
Smyrna Police made an arrest in a "COLD CASE" murder of Danny J. Wright that dates back to 2014. 30-year old Enrique Dane Decourcey is accused of criminal homicide.
Two people are in custody following a lengthy pursuit lasting nearly an hour on Wednesday morning (12/4/2019), It started on Taylor Drive in La Vergne and ended in a rural part of Murfreesboro.
If you have driven around Murfreesboro's historic residential district, you have seen new homes being constructed, town homes, businesses and other structures that would not have been permitted under earlier code regulations.
Ram Balachandran's helpful traffic report is back after he took some family vacation time. Welcome home.
A woman driving a blue Toyota RAV4 is wanted by Smyrna Police for reportedly using fraudulent prescriptions at area pharmacies.
"The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe" has only two runs, both are 2:00PM matinees on Saturday's December 7 and 14, 2019 at the Arts Center of Cannon County. The massive arts complex is located at 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury.
Ninety Rutherford County students will enjoy the spirit of Christmas, thanks to Toot's restaurants' diners and contributors to the Shop with the Sheriff program.
A driver who led police on a pursuit around 6:30 Thanksgiving night had to be tased before officers could take him into custody. When officers returned to the scene the next day, they recovered a gun that was later determined to be stolen.
Do you know this man or woman? He is a suspect in a case involving an assault on Sunday (11/17/2019) at Thornton's on the Old Fort Parkway at Salem Highway. She was with the male.
An employee at Wood Automotive Repair in La Vergne died when a car fell off the lift and pinned him between the car and the workbench.
Do you recognize this man? Surveillance cameras at Lowe's on the Old Fort Parkway shows this male with hundreds of dollars of merchandise that reportedly was not paid for. He allegedly left in a light colored Pontiac Torrent SUV. Phone 629-201-5507.
There was a single-vehicle accident with injury that occurred at 4:22 Tuesday morning at the intersection of South Church Street and Broad. The car slammed into the signal control box and shut the traffic light down during morning drive-time.
Here is an update on Sunday morning's fire at the Jackson Motel, 831 NW Broad Street. The Fire Marshal's Division of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has determined that an overloaded circuit possibly caused the blaze.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY & CAFE is counting the time until they open in days and hours. As you recall, this popular family business is in the process of moving from their original location on North Walnut to 128 N. Church Street, on the east side of the square.
The town of Smyrna has named Rex Gaither and Todd Spearman as the first assistant town managers. They both assume their roles on January 1, 2020.
Another vehicle has crashed into a home, this time an SUV went through a railed fence and into a unit at The Cove At Center Point Two on Hanover Street.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making high tech improvements to improve traffic flow. Eight signals on Broad Street, between Church and Thompson Lane, will be installed this Monday and Tuesday.
Around 8:46AM Sunday morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue received a call about a fire at the Jackson Motel, 831 NW Broad Street. Heavy smoke could be seen from Fire Station #4 on Medical Center Parkway and Fire Station #1 on Vine Street, downtown. Two persons suffered injuries.
The 26th Annual ART STUDIO TOUR was held at nine studios across Rutherford County this past Saturday and Sunday. Scattered showers slowed traffic Saturday, but artists observed that the buyers were not slowed.
Development Services Executive Director Sam Huddleston has appointed Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer in the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department. Luebbering will assist with development plans review and approval, including new sites and subdivisions.
Sheriff's Lt. Will Holton graduated from the 22-week School of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University.
Smyrna Depot's original sign has finally returned home.
Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a female suspect who is believed to have been involved in an identity theft case.
(MURFREESBORO) Aftere four years, locally owned SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY & CAFE is moving about three blocks away. The new location is 128 N. Church Street, on the square--toward the old Methodist Church.
Shortly before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, Murfreesboro police arrested a man and woman during a traffic stop on Maymont Drive at East Clark Boulevard. This was in connection with a string of burglaries at area businesses over the past three-months.
Smyrna Police need the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at Kay Jewelers at 815 Industrial Boulevard. This is a surveillance photo of the person who reportedly committed the crime.
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, especially this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM-5:00PM each day with the 26th Annual Art Studio Tour sponsored by the Stones River Craft Association. There are 9 studios and admission is free. For a map, visit www.ArtStudioTour.org.
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying two persons of interest. Surveillance cameras at Best Buy on Medical Center Parkway showed two persons of interest. If you recognize these people, please contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Jared Boisseau at 629-201-5535.
Notice something missing from the corner of East Vine Street and Academy? What memories did you have with 220 East Vine Street?
Now is the time to nominate the persons you feel should be the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS LEGEND as well as the BUSINESS PERSON of the year. They will be honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Your nominations must be submitted by Nov. 27, 2019.
If you were shopping near Kohl's Department Store around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, you may have wondered what all of the police action was about. Two suspects were taken into custody.
The Office of the District Attorney General Sixteenth Judicial District is pleased to partner with The Child Advocacy Center in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for the 8th annual international "19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence toward Children and Youth" to highlight ways the larger community can be involved in the work of child abuse prevention and intervention.
Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland continues to get updates on questions phoned-in by the public during his appearance of the Action Line radio broadcast. Here are the topics and the latest information on that topic.
Medical examiners identified missing youth Devin Bond from the remains found Wednesday in the Barfield community of Rutherford County, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.
Mayor Shane McFarland was on WGNS last week (11/13/2019), and received a question about a stalled apartment construction project on South Church Street (Shelbyville Highway, 231-South)--behind Zaxby's.
On Saturday two U.S. Army helicopters landed one by one on the MTSU football practice field, stirring up grass, dirt and debris and prompting children to scream with delight and start running excitedly in all directions.
Every day, we make choices about how best to protect our local environment and preserve our county, our country and our planet for future generations. Recycling is one important action we all can take.
The Senior Horse and Cat Sanctuary's Fall Festival will take place starting at 10:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning (11/23/2019)Ferrell Hollow Farm, at 5323 Ferrell Hollow Road in nearby Readyville, TN.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue was called to Kroger Grocery at 1622 Middle Tennessee Boulevard this past Saturday. The person who called for help told telecommunicators that there was a strange smell throughout the store.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that last year more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses than were killed in car crashes. That is why he cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would designate all types of fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics.
In neighboring DeKalb County a joint investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of four individuals on drug-related charges.
Here is an update on the DEVIN BOND investigation. Searchers found human remains believed to be those of Devin Bond in a wooded area Wednesday near the intersection of Barfield Crescent Road and Morton Road.
Dr. Temple Grandin spoke to a diverse crowd of students and local residents at MTSU's Tucker Theatre. She is described as a rock star in the worlds of animal science and autism.
On Friday afternoon two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane.
A human skull, unrelated to the search for missing youth Devin Bond, was found Tuesday in the southeastern area of Rutherford County, sheriff's detectives said.
The season of pies, cookies and endless treats is ahead, and as you feel your clothes grow more snug--consider doing something healthy and fun. The Cripple Creek Cloggers begin their January clogging lessons and practices in January on Sundays the 5th, 19th and 26th.
A two car crash occured shortly after 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning in the city's historic district. Paramedics with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services took one person to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Grove at Williamson Place, across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro and next to the Chamber of Commerce, is becoming one of this area's top event venues, but with time there is change.
Some land around The Grove At Williamson Place and ultimately the farm around it, are being eyed as a possible future roads. Over 5 years ago John L. Batey leased the land in hopes of sharing Rutherford County's agricultural history with today's residents.
RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2020 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
On Tuesday, teams of Rutherford County emergency responders searched a thousand acres of Barfield Crescent Park and surrounding woods in looking for Riverdale High School student Devin Bond.
Students and faculty in Tennessee's only full dance degree program will help warm winter evenings with their artistic abilities -- and with donations of warm necessities for homeless neighbors -- Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 2019.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron presented a proclamation to Bethe Dotson Becker of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) declaring November "National American Indian Heritage Month."
The Murfreesboro City Council has a workshop meeting at 11:30AM (this) (Wednesday) morning inside the Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, 1004 N. Highland Avenue. The session will be in the Community Room.
Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect in Murfreesboro's Victoria's Secret.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry is pleased to announce it has received a $200,000 grant through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to expand fire implementation and management.
MTSU students will raise money at an upcoming football game to honor a former player whose life was cut short in a tragic accident.
The annual 2019 Murfreesboro Veterans Day program was held the 11th hour, 11th day and 11th month in the historic second floor courtroom of the Rutherford County Courthouse. New Murfreesboro resident Major General William Hickman, who retired from the U.S. Army ten days ago, was the guest speaker.
Smyrna Town Manager Brian Hercules announced that the new Engineer Charles N. King took over in that new position last week.
The Rutherford County Fire Rescue team's entry won the Chili Cookoff at the Rutherford County Courthouse on the square Friday.
If you're interested in seeing more public art in Rutherford County, along with construction of performance halls and museums, you need to attend this coming Tuesday's RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE' monthly meeting at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Boulevard. RSVP if you want them to prepare soup.
It was over a month ago, but Murfreesboro Police are hoping that someone may have been shopping at Kohl's Department Store, 2535 Old Fort Parkway, on Friday (10/15/2019) and remember a suspicious large black supercab pickup truck circling the parking lot. It was around 3:10 to 3:40 in the afternoon.
An early morning accident on N.W. Broad Street which sent a car into a power pole near the intersection with South Church Street caused a power outage downtown Saturday. The power outage forced WGNS off the air for a few hours.
Oaklands Mansion has released the locations of the homes that are a part of the 4:00 to 8:00PM, December 7, 2019, Candlelight Tour of Homes.
he Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, in neighboring Woodbury is presenting the popular musical "A Christmas Story on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM with a 2:00 o'clock Sunday matinee, November 8 - 23, 2019.
Murfreesboro Rotary President John Hinkle said, "It's a big deal--I mean for a civic club to reach its centennial milestone is a major accomplishment." Throughout this year, the civic club has special activities commemorating the day on October 1, 1919, when the Nashville Rotary Club sponsored the group.
Kelsey Ketron-Randolph was released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Friday morning. Since her bond was over $50,000, a hearing before a judge was required. That created a logistics issue, because the local DA and staff have recused themselves and Hamilton County DA was named.
Early morning motorcycle vs SUV crash on Vine Street at Broad has cyclist in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt. It happened shortly after midnight in the early Thursday morning hours.
The 19-year old man killed in the crash on NW Broad Street around 10:30 Wednesday morning (11/6/2019) has been identified as Justin Lee Howard of Readyville. An autopsy has been requested. The case remains under investigation by the Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.)
Read To Succeed's Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee drew a packed barn Thursday night at the Grove at Williamson Place, and Simply Pure Sweets' Matthew Joseph tastily defeated Principals Judy Goodwin and Don Bartch along with MMC's CFO Matthew Stearns in some hot rounds toward the end.
Four individuals were displaced after a fire destroyed their home. Smyrna Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a fire at 3464 Gambill Lane at 8:37 Thursday morning (11/7/2019). Four people inside the home were able to escape, but the family dog remained trapped inside of the structure.
In neighboring Smith County, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have secured indictments for two additional men in an ongoing homicide investigation.
We have an update on the new hotel, retail and office development that will soon be built in downtown Murfreesboro that will cover an entire city block. But, how will parking look for such a large lifestyle center when parking is already a highly discussed issue around the local square?
There's just something festive about Meredith Wilson's musical "The Music Man". A Barber Shop Quartet, stuffy town mayor, and a flock of River City busybodies makes this family friendly performance the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
Despite the cooler temperatures, mosquitoes are still active in Tennessee. The state veterinarian is confirming a case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in a Middle Tennessee horse.
The cause of grid-lock traffic on Northwest Broad Street around 10:30 Wednesday morning was because of a single-car fatal crash.
The three Rutherford County Rotary Clubs will meet Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019, from 9:00AM until 2:00PM for the 1st Annual "Rotary Builds" Habitat Panel Build at Gilsville Family Center, 413 Nissan Dr., Smyrna, TN.
Rotary's District 6760 Governor Robert Huffmann spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club during its Centennial Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday at the Stones River Country Club.
Here is an update on the arrest of Kelsey Ketron. A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.
Arnold Air Force Base in neighboring Coffee County held its annual "Appreciation Day" to honor former military and staff.
Kelsey Ketron was charged with three sealed indictments by Murfreesboro Police around 7:00 o'clock Monday night.
Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office need the public's help in identifying two suspects who broke into the Rockvale Tobacco and Beer Store at 6125 State Highway 99 (Salem Highway). The crime occurred around 3:00 Sunday morning, October 27, 2019.
A home on Big Hill Road in neighboring Cannon County burned to the ground early Sunday morning. Cannon County Emergency Management Agency received the call at 5:48AM.
MTSU's partnership with Operation Song, now in its fourth year, continues to draw healing stories from military veterans and help train student songwriters with guidance from a Middle Tennessee circle of award-winning songsmiths.
A request from Kelsey Ketron's attorney asking for dismissal of the case has been denied by the judge.
An early Sunday morning crash near the MTSU dairy farms on Guy James Road had one person trapped.
There was a four-vehicle crash around 6:15PM Sunday evening on I-24 at Almaville Road (mile marker 70).
A blast of cold temperatures have hit the 'Boro causing Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran to adjust motorist' rumbles around construction zones. Here's the way it looks today through November 9, 2019.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings for Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the MTSU campus. All meetings will be held in the Miller Education Center, Second Floor Meeting Room, 503 E. Bell St.
The 12th Annual Cookin' To Build on the historic Murfreesboro square turned out to be Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity's largest event--in both entries as well as soup, chili and stew lovers.
A longtime community leader who passed away years ago was honored Friday when a bridge in Smyrna was named to honor the late State Representative Kent Coleman.
Daylight savings time in Tennessee ends at 2:00 AM this coming Sunday morning, November 3, 2019. Before you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed.
Murfreesboro Police are asking the public for help in solving a case in which two boats were stolen from Cube Smart Storage at 2365 South Church Street near I-24, on the access road that's just down from the Cracker Barrel.
It was a brisk Halloween as trick or treaters strolled around the historic Murfreesboro square. Area offices and merchants had an ample supply of treats for this event that has become a downtown tradition.
Local agencies that assist child abuse victims are partnering for the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth. The Women's World Summit Foundation is sponsoring the event.
On Thursday (10/31/2019) United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the spending package passed by the Senate is a step in the right direction toward funding important priorities for Tennessee ncluding funds for Great Smoky Mountains, farmers, and opioid crisis.
Another step closer to reducing traffic problems in the 'Boro. A traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulfur Springs Road.
Judge Don Ash has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The gala event begins at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 8, 2019, at the intersection of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport was thrilled when she learned that Rutherford county has been approved by Governor Bill Lee to have a "Safe Baby Court" that fully funded by state and federal money.
The Rutherford County Traffic Task Force invites youngsters to a TRUNK OR TREAT tonight (Monday) from 6:00 to 7:00PM. It will be near the Murfreesboro Drivers License Center on Samsonite Boulevard. This is a free service to area youth. Educational material will also be distributed.
One of the weekend's biggest attractions was all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast Saturday morning at the Sam Davis Masonic Lodge #661, 10 Mary Law Drive.
A two-day, undercover operation by several law enforcement agencies in the northern end of Rutherford County has resulted in the arrests of 16 men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors.
There were "drug take backs" all over Tennessee on Saturday, and the DEA event that was at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, 940 New Salem Highway, took-in 220 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions.
An early Monday morning single-car motor vehicle crash occurred in the east bound lane (toward Chattanooga) of I-24 at mile marker 95, between the Buchanan Road and Beechgrove exits.
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell is advocating for a taxpayer transparency tool for the citizens of Rutherford County. This will provide each Rutherford County taxpayer an individualized accounting of where their property tax dollars go, the estimated impact of any proposed property tax measures to be voted on.
Fall temperatures and storms will be a part of the weekend, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns this will create traffic challenges today through November 2, 2019.
It's that time of year for trick-or-treating, haunted houses and all things ghosts and goblins, but the spooky fun can easily turn dangerous if you're not careful. That's why city public safety officials want to make sure you're safe this Halloween.
The Murfreesboro City Council adopted Resolution 19-R-24, approving an economic development Plan and TIF Incentive for a mixed-use downtown redevelopment by One East College, LCC. The governing body preserved both the bell tower and sanctuary of the historic former First Methodist structure.
Do you recognize this man? Contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615.
Church and community leaders met for lunch Thursday to learn about Project Transformation Tennessee. This is a summer program that works to improved reading skills and confidence levels of challenged first through sixth grade students.
MTSU alumna Beverly Keel takes reins of College of Media and Entertainment as new dean.
Family members filed a missing persons report with the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday (10/22/2019) for 37-year old Prevo Larry Clark. Call Detective Miles at 629-201-5513 if you see him.
Family members reported that 50-year old David Carlton Sturgis was missing and they have not seen or heard from him since last Sunday. If you see him, phone MPD Detective Julia Cox at 629-201-5514.
Murfreesboro Police have cuffed and charged a man with robbing convenience stores along Memorial Boulevard for the past week and a half. 29-year old Mark Longmire, Jr. is accused of using a shotgun and getting away with hundreds of dollars and cigarettes at Mapco and Smoke and Vape.
A SOLDIER'S CHILD Founder and Executive Director Daryl Mackin told Murfreesboro Rotary members about a coming of age surprise that parents often try to give.
More than 100 people turned out this past Saturday (10/19/2019) for the Jefferson School Reunion held at the beautiful Davenport Barn on Rock Springs Road in Smyrna, TN.
Saturday saw a misty rain and temps in the mid-sixties, but that did not slow several dozen volunteers who joined the Rutherford Arts Alliance in the historic business district to paint colorful murals.
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.
Kathy Ferrell is the new public information officer with the Town of Smyrna. Sh previously served as executive director of the local Red Cross.
If you own a horse, be aware that a horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Health (TDA and TDH) are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.
MTSU's Stones River Chamber Players will open their 2019-20 season at 7:30 this coming Monday night, Oct. 21, 2019, with the world premiere of a School of Music composer's tuneful tribute to poet Wallace Stevens' ode to a certain bird.
Two Holocaust survivors will speak in MTSU's James Union Building at 2:20 Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2019, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Smyrna Police are asking the public's help in identifying these two suspects who are seen on surveillance cameras at Elysian Nail Spa, next to the Publix on Sam Ridley Parkway.
Charlie Daniels was getting ready to bring down the house at the Grand Ole Opry with his signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," when announcer Bill Cody interrupted with a surprise for the country music icon.
THIS SATURDAY: The 3rd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 19th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 10am-12:30pm. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.
UPDATE: Later that same morning the driver was back on the road and wrecked into a utility pole on the Woodbury Highway. It was then realized that the woman who called for help was still in the car... deceased.
NEW COURT DATE: A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in Rutherford County in 2017 will see a new court date...
The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins where car windows were shattered, vehicles broken into and items stolen early Monday morning, Oct. 7.
Last week a farmer in the Lascassas Pike area was killed while attempting to jump-start a tractor that was in-gear when it stopped. Unfortunately, the man in his 60s did not realize that until the cable from his pickup was connected to the the tractor.
Waynesboro High School, the place that Rockvale's Head Football Coach Rick Rice spent 28-years, came out in strong support for his son Austin at their Friday night football game. The Wildcats organized a prayer circle on the field for their former coach's son.
Fall is in the air and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks area construction jobs and offers a motorist' update showing potential challenges in the area. This information is valid today through October 12, 2019.
Plans for the proposed development of the downtown square block that was once First Methodist Church have been tweaked to better compliment its surroundings.
A nearly $2.2 million in-kind donation by Petroleum Experts Limited, an Edinburgh, Scotland-based company, will help Middle Tennessee State University geosciences undergraduates become more adept at geomapping and in turn enhancing their career prospects.
MTSU's Department of Social Work is working to raise awareness of the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee.
Murals, as an expression of public art, help bring color, life and story to otherwise bland walls. With the creative initiative of Murfreesboro artists, murals have been popping up in many locations throughout the city, but City regulations do apply.
Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12, 2019. This year's theme is "Not every hero wears a cape". Plan and practice your escape!
Rutherford County's Office of Information Technology Director Brian Robertson handed County Mayor Bill Ketron his resignation Friday afternoon.
Rockvale Football Coach Rick Rice is asking for prayers for his 25-year old son Austin who was involved in a serious auto crash around 3:00 o'clock last Tuesday morning in Lewis County.
On Wednesday the Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at French's Shoes and Boots at 1837 South Church Street to celebrate the store's 20th Anniversary of being here in Murfreesboro.
West Jefferson Pike near I-840 reopened Wednesday after a big rig loaded with blocks flipped and spilled its load on the narrow, shoulderless heavily traveled roadway.
With temps nearing 100, around 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, local firefighters responded to a large brush fire in the 6500 block of Gum Puckett Road near Bradyville Pike.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club celebrated its 100th anniversary on Tuesday. Club President John Hinkle noted, "Twenty-five community leaders were charter members of the club on October 1, 1919." Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker traveled back to Murfreesboro a century ago.
BULLETIN: We reported earlier this this friend was waiting for his owner at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office. Thanks to PAWS, the two have been united!
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh urges parents to assist with talking with their children about the consequences of making false threats against schools and other students.
One Murfreesboro resident is very concerned that a suspect in a green Chevy pickup truck is believed to have used a wireless device and locked into the woman's Toyota's remote control system. Have you seen this truck driving around your neighborhood?
At 5:45PM this coming Thursday afternoon, the Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Power Board will conduct a joint meeting to discuss legal funding matters regarding the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs the public's help in identifying a suspect who broke into the Last Stop Market located at 6858 Lascassas Pike. Surveillance cameras show the person kicking-in the front door at 1:01AM Monday morning, September 23, 2019.
First you say it's fall, and then it's not as Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid during these undecided times including today through October 5, 2019.
The Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street opens its production of Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday evening. In fact, cast members will be on the WGNS Action Line from 8:10-9:00AM that morning.
Registration for the 2019 City League Youth Basketball program begins this Tuesday (October 1, 2019) and continues through November 15. The league focuses on teaching life lessons through healthy competition and camaraderie for youths who are between the ages of 5 and 17 by December 31, 2019.
Unemployment rates for each of Tennessee's 95 counties dropped during August 2019 according to data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Rutherford County tied with Wilson County for third place at 2.7 per cent of the workforce unemployed.
While on the WGNS Action Line Wednesday morning, Rutherford Conty Mayor Bill Ketron confirmed that Costco was coming, along with a massive shooting range, adjacent gun retailer, aeronautical oriented technical factory and more.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies used Narcan to revive a woman found unresponsive Wednesday inside the Judicial Center in downtown Murfreesboro.
Tennessee's housing report for the second quarter of 2019 shows "promising" mixed signals, with construction permits down a bit year over year amid the lowest foreclosure rates in two decades and a strong job market.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital concludes a national search for a new Chief Medical Officer with the addition of Dr. Julian Yang, MD, MBA.
Two men were accused of firing a handgun near a woman and stealing her Alfa Romeo SUV and purse around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Dollar General Store, 5854 Shelbyville Highway in Christiana.
Welcome home Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho. He moved into his new home provided by Home for Our Troops. This specially built home will enable him to lead a more normal life.
A convenience store was temporarily closed for business early Sunday morning after a possible improvised explosive device (IED) was found inside a vehicle where the driver is believed to have overdosed.
An off-duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detention officer was charged with aggravated assault Tuesday by the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Cumberland Heights Regional Outreach Coordinator Preston O'Neal spoke told the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club the increasing problems with alcohol and drug addiction, including the opioid crisis that is wreaking havoc with lives across the Volunteer State.
A triple shooting at a university area apartment. Three males were shot and the gunman is on-the-run after an incident around 10:30 Sunday night at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Boulevard.
Saturday morning was perfect for 2019 Heart Walk at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and around the pond at Gateway Island.
With Fall officially arriving this Monday, you can already feel a change in seasons approaching. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells where motorists might wish to avoid today through September 28, 2019.
Free public tickets will be available this coming Monday for an upcoming special MTSU Distinguished Lecture by internationally renowned autism awareness advocate Dr. Temple Grandin.
The 2020 Census is months away, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already hiring part-time local workers for the count. Interested citizens can join the 2020 Census team by applying online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.
Perfect temps and a gentle breeze brought record attendance to Saturday's 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival in the Old Fort Park.
The historic Murfreesboro square was filled with laughter and live music Saturday night for the 8th Annual Wine Around The Square.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former employee at the Cannon County Sheriff's Department. Tony Barrett was arrested Friday.
48-year old Robert Todd Tarkington of Murfreesboro went before Judge David Bragg on Friday (9/20/2019) and plead guilty to a charge of aggravated rape of a child that dates back to 1988.
One Colorado mother who just moved to Tennessee received Southern hospitality when a school resource officer and his wife donated a child safety seat for her 4-year-old child.
Do you recognize this man and this van? He may be a suspect in a series of car burglaries and thefts that occurred last week in the Blackman community.
At 8:37AM Thursday morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department was dispatched to a home fire at 5002 Boyd Drive. Flames destroyed that home and spread to the neighbors.
Within hours on Thursday, the log cabin theatre at 502 Ewing Boulevard near MTSU, was transformed into a pile of debris.
Mayor Shane McFarland awards Murfreesboro man the key to the city for 30+ years of local volunteer work.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person involved in this Wednesday morning break-in at Toot's in Smyrna.
The new campus is a single story, 37,500 square foot Pediatric Clinic and Outpatient Surgery Center as Phase 1. This is a $27.5 million investment into Murfreesboro and the residents within our community.
A man accused of killing 18 year old Carmen E. Simmons on March 13, 2019 in Murfreesboro will be before a Rutherford County Judge later this month. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS NEWS...
Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department were at the State Farm Insurance Operation Center at 2500 Memorial Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, and they worked with the staff on a drill of what to do if an active shooter came into the complex.
The family of homicide victim Terrell Ray held an emotional candlelight vigil at 5:00 o'clock Sunday evening at Oakland Park.
Effective immediately, both the City of Murfreesboro as well as Rutherford County have placed a mandatory ban on burning until further notice.
There is a new foster care non-profit expanding to Rutherford County. Isaiah 117 House started over a year ago in Elizabethon, Tenessee.
The perfect weekend weather made the 19th ANNUAL WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY a huge success. The event is sponsored by the Smyrna Rotary Club and this year honored medics and nurses in the military.
Rutherford County Sheriffs Office Telecommunicator Raymond Shew. One deals with child safety. He was honored last week as the Child Passenger Safety Instructor of the Year.
Residents living in the area near MTSU continue to be concerned about the continued increase of crime and fatal shootings.
Ashley McDonald started Monday (9/16/2019) in her new position as Rutherford County Government's first public information officer and program coordinator.
Hot, Hot, Hot---so the song goes and that matches the mood of both motorists and construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer and reports on areas to avoid and remain cool!
"Cool my dogs" took on new meaning Saturday at the Boro Beach's outdoor pool beside SportsCom. Several hundred canine friends took the plunge at one-buck a head for a "howl'n good time".
There will be a prayer vigil for Terrell Ray in Oaklands Park, across from Murfreesboro Police headquarters, at 5:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon. Ray was shot and killed early August 2, 2019 at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
A traffic signal repairman was injured Friday morning when a truck hit his bucket at the intersection of Sam Ridley Parkway and Industrial Boulevard near I-24 in Smyrna
16-year old bicyclist was hit by a car Thursday just prior to the Rockvale School zone.
A fully-equipped Dodge Charger joined the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office fleet after Deputy Chief Egon Grissom won the car at the annual Tennessee LifeSavers Conference.
Still another fatal shooting in a Murfreesboro apartment complex for students. Around 1:26 Tuesday afternoon, police answered a call to the Campus Villa Apartments at 902 Greenland Avenue.
94-year old World War II veteran Bill Allen made the 1943 Omaha Beach battle come alive to a captive audience Wednesday morning at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony.
On Wednesday morning members of the Murfreesboro Firefighters Association honored the men and women who lost their lives on 9/11.
Did you realize that there is a massive music museum that's under construction on Broad in downtown Nashville? The National Museum of African American Music is set to open around the middle of next year.
Sometimes surveillance cameras lack considerably in quality, but Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in locating the driver of this truck. It appears to be a midsized, green, GMC pickup.
Around 11:10 Tuesday morning a dump truck carrying gravel turned over and forced the closing of Burnt Knob Road at Stewarts Creek.
Another car crashes into a home. This one occurred around 8:00 o'clock Tuesday morning on Mill Lane in Smyrna. That is an area just off the New Nashville Highway, behind Big Charlie's Bait Shop.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office captured first place for the third consecutive year for their category in the Tennessee Highway Safety Office's annual Law Enforcement Challenge Award.
Based on the recommendation of an independent engineer, the City of Murfreesboro will proceed with demolition of the structure previously utilized by Murfreesboro Little Theatre. The structure is located at 702 Ewing Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
Greenhouse Ministries' 5th Annual Game Day played to a packed Middle Tennessee Expo Center Monday night.
Not much news on the Sunday morning shooting that left one man dead on Halls Hill Pike. Police have identified the deceased male as 21-year old Marquis Turner. He was visiting from Illinois.
A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.
MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and a group of True Blue supporters took-off from the Murfreesboro airport Sunday morning with Raider Relief, supplies for storm victims in the Bahamas.
At 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning, the reportedly Third Annual Cardboard Regetta in the outdoor pool at SportsCom had a few spectators show up, but no entries.
Tremendous weather blended with time-challenged construction crews make for an interesting mix. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran issued his official report for motorists in the 'Boro covering today through September 14, 2019.
While not physically performing the ritual of saying "cheers" or "offering a toast", current and first-time exporters of craft beer met in the atrium of the Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street for a forum showing ways to expand their markets.
Bill Allen is the special guest speaker at the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony set for 9:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday morning beside the 9-11 Momument at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, 940 New Salem Road. The public is encouraged to attend as we honor First Responders.
MTSU was honored at the 4th Annual 'Boro Pride event was held on the Murfreesboro square Saturday evening.
Greenhouse Ministries' Co-Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS that the 5th Annual Game Day is set for 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, September 9, 2019, in the Tennessee Expo Center at 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The guest speaker is former NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb.
Multiple incidents began around 1:30 early Friday morning when the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to pull-over a speeding motorist on I-24 near I-840.
Shortly before 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a driver crashed her car into a home on Miranda Drive.
At 9:30 Thursday morning, officials representing MTSU, the City of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and state government gathered on land adjacent to the Bridge Over Broad.
Six-year-old Jocelyn Robinson did a "pinky promise" with grandmother Gloria Hill in July to ask her to find her if she was ever lost. The girl and her brother, Jaxon, were located with their mother Saturday in Moorehead City, N.C., and returned to their father and grandmother Sunday.
Murfreesboro City Councilmen Eddie Smotherman told NewsRadio WGNS, "There is no way to say that Costco is moving to Murfreesboro. No agreements have been reached, no contracts have been signed."
Dozens of local talented artists will once again display and sell their creative work along the Greenway trail within Old Fort Park Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival.
The person who died of gunshot wounds on Labor Day is 18-year old Kendrick Maurice Moore, who just graduated from Stewarts Creek High School. Another shooting victim survived. That 17-year old juvenile was treated and released from the hospital.
Recent MTSU grad and Blue Raider football player Brandon Archer drowned in the Buffalo River on Labor Day.
St. Thomas Heart has hired its first cardiac surgeon. Dr. Amber Edwards grew up in a small North Carolina town where few people go to college and about 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line.
Never leave valuables in sight, even if you lock your car. Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a man who used a stolen debit card for purchases at the Kroger Store on Lascassas Pike.
Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead, and another one injured. So far there have been two arrests, as well as several interviews with witnesses.
The Inaugural National Bacon Day Festival held from 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning until 7:00 that night Murfreesboro's McKnight Park at 120 DeJarnette Lane was pop'n with grease, along with thousands of happy people.
Fall is a great time in Middle Tennessee, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to let motorists know how to enjoy the season now through September 7, 2019 with even less hassles.
Prominent Yale theologian, author, and internationally known speaker Dr. Miroslav Volf will present an ecumenical lecture on Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 E. Main Street in Murfreesboro as part of the church's Dr. Martin McCullough Lecture Series.
MTSU will mark Sept. 11 in both a campus- and community-minded "True Blue" way this year, observing the 108th anniversary of the university's founding by helping save lives with neighbors at the annual"Battle of the Branches" blood drive.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office hopes that everyone enjoys the Labor Day weekend, but drivers are reminded to refrain from drinking and driving during the period.
A suspect in a Murfreesboro homicide has been arrested in Shelbyville. 22-year old Quandre Knowles was taken into custody after being on-the-run for about a month.
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex at 11:20AM this coming Monday morning (9/2/2019).
Panasonic Corporation of North America donated 480 long-range baby monitors to Ascension Saint Thomas for use by low-income Middle Tennessee families.
Last year, the City Schools Foundation gave about $90,000 to the Murfreesboro School System to help local teachers in our community.
In a letter to Governor Bill Lee, Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor notified him of intentions to retire effective March 2, 2020. Taylor has served the people of Rutherford and Cannon Counties in the 16th Judicial District for the past 21-years.
32-year old Christopher Allen Finley has been missing for approximately one-month. Contact Sgt. James Abbott at 629-201-5523 or Murfreesboro Police dispatch at 615-893-1311.
More on last week's robbery of the Dollar General Store at 1707 Bradyville Pike. Surveillance cameras took pictures of the suspect in this crime that took place on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
Eagleville Police and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office ask for the public's help locating two missing children believed to be with their non-custodial parent, 39-year-old Amy Marie Newell-Robinson.
A woman who grew-up in Murfreesboro was presented the 2019 Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award for her strategic leadership to ensure that the legal system is open and available to all. Congratulations to Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate.
Late Tuesday morning Atmos Energy worked to repair a major gas leak near the intersection of Old Nashville Highway and Chicken Pike in Smyrna. Repairs on the gas line took until almost midnight.
On Tuesday morning, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to an injury accident on Midland Road near Richard Garrett Drive.
At 10:00 o'clock this past Saturday morning, cool summer temps and a gentle breeze welcomed more than 200 attendees to celebrate the unveiling of the Tennessee Historical Commission mark in the front of Holloway High School at 619 South Highland Street.
Ascension Saint Thomas has announced Kristen Toth as Vice President of Oncology Services in addition to her current role as Vice President of Women's and Children's Services.
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department need your help identifying another group of individuals who have stolen thousands of dollars in tool sets from Home Depots across Middle Tennessee.
Around 5:45 Sunday evening, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a home fire on Falling Branch Court.
Here's an update on the Thursday night crash between a Chevy Suburbabn and a semi on Memorial at Medical Center Parkway between a semi and SUV. The driver of the 2001 Suburban.
State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) has been named chair of the House Health Committee during the General Assembly Special Session conducted last Thursday, August 23, 2019.
As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.
A recent grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission is enabling Stones River National Battlefield to acquire the 42-acres of battle land that once housed General Electric and Cummings Signs.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying persons of interest involved in three recent cases.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) announces Brian Lowe as the department's new Assistant Chief of Training. Lowe was promoted to the position recently to replace Allen Swader who retired in July.
Do you recognize this suspect? On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Murfreesboro Police say that surveillance cameras show this man breaking into a car in the Old Time Pottery parking lot on River Rock Boulevard.
There are many things happening at the Rutherford County Public Library System.
The number of counterfeit bills that are being accepted by local retailers is on the increase.
At 4:46PM Saturday afternoon, Smyrna Police closed the Old Nashville Highway between Hazelwood and Branford Drives due to a serious motorcycle vs vehicle collision.
Thousands of new Middle Tennessee State University freshmen (Class of 2023) and transfer (Class of '21) students and their families will help ring in the 2019-20 academic year during University Convocation at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Murphy Center. The public is invited.
The Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden opens this coming Friday at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College Street. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, along with 2:00PM Sunday matinees.
There was a serious roll-over crash on J. D. Todd Road around 3:45PM Thursday afternoon. That's near Wilson County, and between Lebanon Pike (highway 231) and I-840.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help in identifying a person of inerest in a bicycle theft that occurred around 3:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon (8/14/2019) on Taborwood Trail.
Road crews are aware that mixed weather days are ahead, and they need to get as much construction completed before slow-downs. This also creates challenges for motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through Augut 24, 2019.
At Thursday night's County Commission meeting, Fire & Codes Academy Director Jeff Elliott presented an award to Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley. This was for having the state's highest number of training hours for a combination Paid/Volunteer Fire Department.
The Doors of Hope is asking the public to bring new or gently used childrens book by their office this coming Thursday. They're located at 428 E Bell Street here in Murfreesboro.
A Rocket bus arrived at Rockvale High School on Thursday, and it will be used in association with the Rutherford County School system's newest athletic program.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is back in Middle Tennessee. He was released from what some call Club Fed, a federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama where he spent the last two-years. He will serve the next 6-month at a halfway house in downtown Nashville.
Auto break-ins are dramatically increasing locally. Always remember to lock your car doors.
At 12:45 Tuesday afternoon (8/13/2019) Rutherford County Fire Rescue's squad 52 responded to a truck fire on I-840 west, near mile marker 66.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1537 Lews Court just after 1:30AM Thursday morning.
Insight Counseling Center's 26th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday (8/15/2019) at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room. First Methodist' Pastor Dr. Drew Shelley welcomed the Insight Counseling guests.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $750 to the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation. It is a "home away from home" for families of veterans who are undergoing treatment at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.
Consolidated Utility District (CUD) provides water to those who live or operate a business outside of the Murfreesboro city limits, but did you realize that CUD now provides more?
As storms swept across Rutherford County on Tuesday evening, a garage was lifted in La Vergne while trees were downed in Murfreesboro's historic district and shingles flew in Walter Hill.
After 5-days on-the-run, 44-year old Curtis Ray Watson has been apprehended. To the amazement of most persons, he was still in Henning, Tennessee.
MTSU's 817 new graduates are perfectly positioned to be advocates for public education, a longtime university professor said Saturday, Aug. 10, because they're its successful products.
Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it "a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education."
A location you remembered for steaks will soon be offering red crab. The former Longan's Roadhouse at 740 NW Broad Street is being renovated to become the new home of RED CRAB JUICY SEAFOOD.
Soak-in the sunshine and summer fun, while taking on traffic challenges brought about by gowing pains. Ram Balachandran checks his computer data and reports of potential trouble areas you might wish to avoid between today and August 17, 2019
The Rutherford County RELAY FOR LIFE began at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and continued until midnight in the gym at Middle Tennessee Christian School.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department employee Tim Rowlett has been named STARS award recipient for August 2019. Rowlett was honored prior to Thursday's (8/8/2019) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.
In a time when people pay big bucks to stay fit and healthy, the Cripple Creek Cloggers practice sessions do the trick and it's free.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the State of Tennessee is offering another reward bringing the total up to $52,500 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Watson, who is a suspect in the murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson. Phone 1-800-TBI-FIND.
Several local residents are concerned about what type of industry plans to locate near the Cason Lane Trailhead. The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the final reading, and it now goes before the City Council.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. Contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.
There was an shooting in front of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. Murfreesboro police were called to the 800 block of Greenland Drive where a man was down on the sidewalk.
A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past was shot yet again early Thursday morning.
The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, for ten businesses seeking to fill more than 500 positions in Rutherford and surrounding counties.
Oakland High School Agri-Science Teacher Rachel Ralston recently attended an 8-day professional development institute at Bolton High School in Memphis.
The two Exchange Club's in Murfreesboro have jointly presented needed back-to-schools supplies to the Department of Children Services Rutherford County office.
If you are an ABBA fan, "Mama Mia" runs from August 16-31, 2019 at the Arts Center of Cannon County at 1424 John Bragg Highway in nearby Woodbury. Performances are at 7:30PM on Friday and Saturday evenings, along with a 2:00PM Sunday afternoon matinee.
On Thursday evening a big rig hit the "New Salem Highway, Exit 80" sign that is supported across all eastbound lanes of I-24. The steel structure dropped to the ground in the land along the right lane and stopped traffic flow toward Chattanooga.
Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon a car crashed into Hair Productions at 1833 Memorial Boulevard. A customer inside was injured and taken to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Around 6:30PM Tuesday evening, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Double Springs Road.
Storms circled Rutherford County Tuesday night, and a lightning bolt ignited a two-story home at 615 Jim Cedar Drive.
For the 8th consecutive year, the Rutherford County Property Assessor's Office has returned a double digit percentage of their annual budget back to the county's general fund.
Help is needed on three COLD CASES in the northern end of Rutherford County. They occurred in 1985, 1988 and 2014.
At 6:00 o'clock Wednesday (8/7/2019) night Rutherford County Fire Rescue rushed to a two-story structure fire on Deer Run Road.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Statewide Tennessee Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson. Phone 1-800-TBI-FIND.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office SCAN volunteer program helped a 68-year old man who had no identity, learn about himself and get life basics.
American Heart Association Rutherford County Director Margaret Woods spoke to the Murfreesbroro Rotary Club on Tuesday that "Most people survive their first heart attack and return to their normal lives, but that is a warning to change."
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, an opportunity for neighbors and law enforcement to get to know each other and work to reduce crime is from 5:00 to 8:00PM tonight (8/6/2019) on the downtown square, SportsCom and Patterson Community Center.
A "prime" group of area 4-H high school students is set to represent Tennessee at the National Meats Evaluation Contest in Denver, Colorado, during the second weekend of January 2020.
The Seventh Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at 4:30PM Tuesday afternoon (8/6/2019) at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of Broadcaster's Conference.
The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its board meeting and 71st Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. During Tuesday's (8/6/2019) board meeting, President Whit Adamson announced that he plans to retire once a new person is selected.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that missing teen Lamar Hinton Jr. of Rutherford County was located Tuesday in Coffee County, and returned home.
Tourism continues to skyrocket in Rutherford County. With a record-breaking visitor volume of 2.36 million people to Rutherford County, the economic impact has followed suit.
Police have not determined why a grave marker was on Broad Street, where a motorist hit the headstone. However, the marker was taken to the Stones River National Battlefield for identification.
The Senior Management of First National Bank of Murfreesboro announces the promotion of Shellie Rigsby to Vice President and Branch Manager of the 2230 Mercury Boulevard location here in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Police have identified the man who was fatally shot early Friday morning at the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard as 30 year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue officials say a fire that occurred Sunday at Yard Sale, 204 S. Front Street, was intentionally set, and they need the public's assistance with identifying the person of interest.
On Monday, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN, R) said, "Our nation cannot ignore these mass shootings."
The City Schools Foundation's 4th Annual Back to School Dash 5k/10k will be held Saturday, September 14 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary.
State Representative Mike Sparks and business leader Marty Luffman honored Scott Walker Saturday evening with a Tennessee State House of Representative Proclamation. This was for his compassion to improve the lives of the homeless, addicted--as well as eliminate the statute of limitations on age 12 and younger children who were victims of sexual abuse.
For the third examining period in a row, the Bariatric Center at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital exceeded its re-accreditation requirements.
Greener grass and more rain for the season, Traffic Director Ram Balachandran tells how this impacts motors traveling in the 'Boro now through August 10, 2019.
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
Here's an update on early Friday morning fatal shooting of a man outside the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The deceased male has been identified as 30-year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.
There was an armed robbery shortly before 8:00 o'clock Saturday night at the Dollar General Store at 2984 South Church Street. If you saw or heard anything, phone the Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311.
WGNS humbly accepted the 2019 Luther Award for Community Service from the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame at their induction ceremony in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro residents who use the water and sewer department's on-line payment service were shocked Saturday morning. As they logged-in they were met with an unfamiliar message.
A murder took place around 3:12AM early Friday (8/2/2019) morning in Murfreesboro at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
The $18.2-million improvement to Middle Tennessee Boulevard and beautiful new entrance to Middle Tennessee State University is now "officially" finished. With so many students, parents and visitors to the campus, this creates a dramatic "first impression" for Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used $4,000 of counterfeit money to purchase a 2006 Audi Quattro.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Fire Marshal placed two people under arrest in connection with the July 14th house fire at 208 Chamberlain Drive.
On Monday night around 6:30, reports of a vehicle in Percy Priest Lake took crews from Rutherford County Fire Special Ops to Bryants Grove boat ramp near Long Hunter's State Park on the Rutherford-Davidson county line.
This past Sunday, the Murfreesboro School System unveiled the brand new Salem Elementary.
It's been over 2-years since 16-year old Devin Bond packed pillows under his sheet to make it appear as if he was in bed. Then he reportedly stuffed several pants into a bag, put on a heavy coat and vanished into a chilly March 31, 2017 morning.
Michael Holden Thomas, a suspect in a domestic assault in Cannon County, was apprehended Sunday morning in DeKalb County with help from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Do you recognize this person? He was wearing a shirt with OBEY written on the back. Call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-1311 or Detective Shan Harris at (629) 201-5536.
Although no one claims that temps near 90 are cool, it's better than what we had. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the computer to analyze what impact this might have on traffic congestion around construction areas today through August 3, 2019.
Middle Tennessee State University and The American University of Kurdistan are teaming up to create a new international partnership, allowing students to take classes at both institutions to reach their educational goals.
Murfreesboro officials are still not finding persons with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) that is needed to operate the truck that picks-up limbs and brush. They have a short-term solution to get the issue resolved.
Main Street Murfreesboro held its annual TASTE OF RUTHERFORD on Saturday night, offering a myriad of flavors from the Heart of Tennessee's best eateries.
A Friday afternoon pursuit that began when a La Vergne police officer attempted to pull over a driver on Waldron Road near I-24 ended with a crash in Davidson County.
The City of Murfreesboro notified Murfreesboro Little Theatre of its decision to immediately close the city-owned building in which the performing arts group has leased since 2005.
Two fatal crashes occurred around 11:00 o'clock late Wednesday night (7/24/2019) and shut down traffic in both directions of I-24 near mile marker 71...
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a shoplifter photographed by surveillance video at the Dollar General Store, 4125 Manson Pike. The crime occurred around 10:15 Wednesday morning, July 12, 2019.
The executive assistant to the past four Rutherford County mayors died of a massive heart attack Monday evening. Family visitation for Vicki Taylor will be 4-8PM Wednesday at Murfreesboro Funeral Home, services are 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
NAMES RELEASED: The victim in the fatal motorcycle vs pickup crash has been identified as William Quinn, 26, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Camden, Tennesse
Local author Bonnie Tinsley will be at Linebaugh Public Library on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 10:00AM until 1:00PM.
MTSU's head football coach Rick Stockstill spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club and reminded them that the first Blue Raider home game is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night, September 7, 2019, and it's against Tennessee State.
If you were in town on June 7-8, 2019, you probably heard roars from members of the Central High tigers class of 1969 who celebrated their Golden Anniversary!
Shooting victim Caroline McCall died Tuesday evening after being shot by her husband Sunday afternoon in domestic situation at their La Vergne home.
The Rutherford County Fire-Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit has charged Justin Goostree with using gasoline to start last Sunday afternoon's fire at his mother's unoccupied property at 5541 Browns Chapel Road.
Drum Corps International return to Murfreesboro at 7:00 o'clock this coming Friday night. The 2019 Masters of the Summer Music Games will have 14 to 22 year old musicians competing in MTSU's Floyd Stadium.
Shortly into the noon on Sunday afternoon La Vergne Police Department responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Heritage Circle. The five juveniles in the home told the 911 operator that there had been an attempted homicide and suicide.
NewsRadio WGNS does not usually report on false calls, but a Sunday incident in the Southridge subdivision involved so many blue lights, ambulances and heavy response trucks--that it was important to let the public know what happened.
A part of local history went up in smoke around 6:00 o'clock Sunday morning. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the old VA building on Highway 99.
Just after 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, a structure fire was reported on Browns Chapel Road. The home was a total loss.
A mix of storms and sweltering temperatures creates challenges for construction crews and motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through July 27, 2019.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks was named the 2018-2019 "Fire Chief of the Year" by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association
1856. Monday marks the 103rd anniversary of the purchasing of the home and founding of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro. The group held its Second Annual Legacy Gathering Saturday night. They are raising funds to preserve the 1856 home on the corner of College and North Academy Streets.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has appointed Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Tom Boyd of Lebanon, Tennessee, to a six-year term on the university's Board of Trustees.
At 9:18AM Thursday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of Rucker Road.
The shooter who was involved in a Wednesday night incident in front of Roma's Pizza located at 5150 Murfreesboro Road in LaVergne has been identified and arrested.
Tree limbs, brush and hedge trimming is not only creating bad "visible first impression" for visitors to Murfreesboro, it's also killing grass and becoming an obstacle to motorists driving city streets--especially at night.
The Rutherford County Historical Society proves there's more to local history than hidden tunnels, cannons and ghosts--although they do meet this Monday night at 7:00 in the County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street.
Funeral services have been set for the 3-year old child who was left for about 2-hours in a car that was parked outside his Smyrna home. The boys father is in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center with bond set at $50,000.
It's a busy week ahead for Murfreesboro City Schools. That includes a camp for pre-kindergarten students, a special celebration where new teachers sign their contracts with the system, and around the corner is the opening of the new Salem Elementary School.
In neighboring Coffee County, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division obtained indictments for a Tullahoma man who is believed to be connection with two recent suspected drug-related deaths.
They're not called crazy days of summer for nothing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer twice and forewarns of potential road challenges for today through July 20, 2019 here in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro's Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village at 402 S. Front Street is alive with the 42nd annual UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS is underway and drawing larger crowds. The event continues through Saturday night.
The 7th Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on Tuesday afternoon during the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual aonference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of its co-founder Dan Whittle.
The lively festival competitions and the National Championships in music and dance that have made Uncle Dave Macon Days a success for the past 41 years is BACK this WEEKEND!
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.
Fire chiefs from across the southeast will be in Murfreesboro this weekend and next week. Pre-conference classes will be held at the Embassy Suites this weekend, along with conference sessions starting Tuesday.
If you love local history, the Rutherford County Historical Society meets at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday night in the Rutherford County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street. Tim James will tell the unique story of his father, Edsel Ford James, who started the Three-Ten Pipe and Tobacco Shop on East Main Street.
Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the Tennessee Valley Authority for a possible propane leak at their office, 650 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Here's an update on the Thursday morning shooting that occurred around 12:51AM in the 700 block of Minor Street. 49-year old Darnell Mayer was treated on the scene by personnel from Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, who then transported him by ambulance to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Around 5:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Smyrna Police and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services rushed to 707 Windbirch Trail in reference to an unresponsive child in a car. The 3-year old died of a heatstroke. His father, Dylan S. Levesque, has been arrested.
The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.
US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Around 11:00 o'clock Monday morning, Smyrna Police answered a domestic call, where shots were reportedly fired at an apartment complex. Officers say that when they arrived at the scene, they saw the suspect leave, and a pursuit began. La Vergne and Metro Police joined-in and the suspect was arrested several hours later near Nashboro Village.
This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.
Summertime traffic woes around construction sites are heating up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots today through July 13, 2019.
At 9:00 o'clock on the 4th of July morning the Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) started a new tradition. The public gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse and listened to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners was awarded a $69,972 grant for the Mission in Motion mobile mammography program from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.
Some things age well with time. Checkers, family games like a three-legged race, food and fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Rockvale for ninety-three years. That was the agenda for the Rockvale 4th of July Picnic.
On June 28, 2019 at around 8:00 in the evening, Smyrna Police responded to 115 Chestnut Street in Smyrna for a reported domestic situation. Officer Byers has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, and both officers who responded have been cleared of any violation of policy.
Residents in Smyrna celebrated America's Independenc Day on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2019, at the Lee Victory Park.
At 9:00AM Thursday morning (July 4th), the Colonel Hardy Murfree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will read the Declaration of Independence in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse...
The RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE meets 4:00 to 5:00PM this coming Tuesday evening (7/9/2019) at Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT), in the log cabin theatre at 702 Ewing Boulevard.
A tractor trailer overturned on Swamp Leanna Road Wednesday morning, there were no injuries, but diesel fuel began leaking into a nearyby creek. A team response involving most Rutherford County emergency agencies saved the day!
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club swore-in its centennial president on Tuesday. Rev. Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. was handed the gavel from outgoing President Melissa Cassidy.
Melissa Blair Wright was installed at the 2019-2020 President of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce Murfreesboro, Tenn., and the Tennessee State Soccer Association will host the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14, at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
An exciting new chapter in Toot's Good Food and Fun restaurants opens this coming Friday with the firm's first "theme facility". Toot's WEST on the corner of Franklin Road (highway 96) and Rucker Lane welcomes the public on the day after Independence Day.
Congratulations to the Central Magnet School team who participated in The Great Race. On Sunday afternoon Bonnie, the green 1953 Pontiac Chieftain, pulled across the finish line.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the fatal shooting of 76-year old William Lamb by a Smyrna Police officer. This occurred around 8:00 o'clock Friday night in the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Smyrna.
Here's an update on Central Magnet School's participation in The Great Race which began June 22, 2019 in Riverside, California and concludes Sunday, (6/30/2019) in Tacoma, Washington.
Summer in the city, and construction crews are running full tilt. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists which grid-lock hot spots to avoid today through July 6, 2019.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two new studies detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crime identified as having a domestic violence nexus. Both studies utilize data from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced nearly 200 appointees to a series of key boards and commissions ahead of fiscal year 2020, four are from Rutherford County. The new duties begin Monday, July 1, 2019.
The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching, and Murfreesboro's Fire Rescue and Police departments are coordinating safety measures for those in the community who will be celebrating.
Uncle Dave Macon Days will be at Cannonsburgh Village on July 12-13, 2019, and Influenced by the 2019 Heritage Award Winner is Balsam Range.
On Saturday night, Murfreesboro City Schools' Brianna Mason was named the 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship competition in Knoxville. She is a first-grade teacher at Hobgood Elementary School.
More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.
What was happening in the clouds over Murfreesboro Friday afternoon? Possibly a slow-motion galactic battle as two airships floated over the Heart of Tennessee.
Andrew Lee, the retired soldier who proposes quilting as a way to reduce PTSD will be at Stitcher's Playhouse, 540 Rock Springs Road in Smyrna, TN, on from 10:00AM-4:00PM on Saturday, July 6 2019.
Mindful Care Adult Day Services is looking for a new home. The 12-year-old non-profit association has operated in donated space at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
As the local population explodes, so does the need for non-perishable food to be distributed to needy individuals through the Salvation Army's Food Pantry.
The City of Murfreesboro finalized plans to sell city-owned land and develop an uptown hotel, condos and retail-office space. The old First Methodist bell tower and sanctuary will be preserved in the $1.8-million project.
More than $150,000 was raised Thursday night for the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. A performance by Charlie Daniels was the main attraction for The Grove at Williamson Place, across from The Avenue.
Everywhere you go in Murfreesboro, there seems to be a new coffee shop being built or it just opened. Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which has a coffee shop there as well, has a possible reason for this dramatic expansion.
Bad guys beware--several new ANTI-CRIME laws take effect July 1, 2019 here in Tennessee as the state's new fiscal year begins.
The Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has announced 32 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $750,000 awarded and MTSU has received two of them.
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community.
The Wiz, a soul-filled version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a joyous retelling of Frank Baum's classic children's story grounded in contemporary African-American culture.It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM along with matinees at 2:00PM Sundays from July 5-21, 2019.
A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.
Brothers Michael and Aden Luchtefeld didn't have to fly in for the Civil Air Patrol national E-Tech Engineering Technologies Academy like many of their fellow cadets had to do this week at Middle Tennessee State University.
To promote responsible land management for more efficient use of state resources, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is transferring jurisdiction of a portion of the Cedars of Lebanon complex to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
The Volunteer State continues to have low unemployment in most counties. In fact Rutherford County continues to be in a 3-way tie for third place, topped only by Williamson County on top, and then Davidson.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.
Are you ready to travel during this coming 4th of July holiday? You're not the only one, AAA report that nearly 49 million persons are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year.
The Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:00 o'clock this coming Independance Day morning in front of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
More counterfeit hundred-dollar bills are being circulated in Murfreesboro. Officers responded to Walmart at 2012 Memorial Boulevard where the loss prevention representative said that two black females paid for merchandise with couterfeit $100 bills.
The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.
Central Magnet School's entry in THE GREAT RACE 2019 has moved up to position number 47 of 103 cars. This is the third year the local school has participated and is again using the 1953 Pontiac Chieftain.
Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.
Here is an update on THE GREAT RACE 2019 in which a team from Central Magnet School competes again. It started last Saturday (6/22/2019) and wraps-up this coming Sunday (6/30/2019). This is the third year the local school has participated and is again using the 1953 Pontiac Chieftain.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen continues to encourage his staff to expand their education on a regular basis. Several local officers attended FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Associaton (LEEDA) classes in Humble, Texas and Springfield, Missouri.
Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.
Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.
The Middle Tennessee auto industry received another shot in the arm on Wednesday with the announcement that Mitsubishi will be moving its North American headquarters to neighboring Franklin.
Phone tips to CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. NO ONE, not even the police, will know your identity.
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place
The Murfreesboro Street Department has closed the 600 block of North Maple Street between E. Chestnut Street and W. Oak Street to make repairs to a hole in the roadway where the pavement collapsed.
Rover, the City's public transportation service, is implementing a new electronic fare system to improve customer service payment options. The new system began is now operating on all Rover routes
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal is asking for the public's assistance with an early Monday (6/24/2019), morning vehicle fire at University Commons located at 1245 Old Lascassas Road.
The global demand for professional pilots helped propel a partnership approved Monday between Middle Tennessee State University and Moi University of Kenya.
Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Murfreesboro Police have identified the Eagle Street fatal shooting victim as 25-year old Daicori Saunders of Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue updates NewsRadio WGNS on the spill that closed Kingwood Lane to Windrow Road for a period of time during the morning and mid-day hours on Tuesday.
Summer is officially here, but June is wrapping-up "wet". Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran predicts where motorists challenges will occur today through June 29, 2019.
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect at Carriage Park Townehouses on E. Northfield Boulevard.
Lulu Roman, star of the iconic TV series, "Hee Haw", is the Celebrity Chef for Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro event slated for 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, September 12, 2019 at Hop Springs.
The three suspects pled guilty to a 2-year old drug overdose case that killed a Smyrna teen. Pleading guilty in Rutherford County Circuit Court were Eric Crowell, William Yager, and Brett Austin Mccord.
Personalized bricks are being sold to pay for updates to the 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on 940 New Salem Highway.
Sarah Callender has been hired by the Main Street Board of Directors as the organization's new executive director. She takes on her new role in a week, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Three syringes were found by officers who were able to confirm through conversation that the female purchased heroin in nearby Antioch.
A 7-year old Coffee County youth died tragically at his home Saturday while riding a dirt bike with his father.
Although Sunday was the last day on the job for MTSU College of Media and Entertainment students at the Bonnaroo campus, for some their work is far from over.
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease strike fear in families, and that is why Greenhouse Ministries encourages everyone to attend two free workshops that are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings, June 27 and July 11, 2019 at their 309 S. Spring Street location.
Hot time, summer in the city brings challenges for motorists. Since summer officially arrives this week, here are Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's suggested areas of concern for today through June 22, 2019.
Dads deserve more than a pair of dress socks this Father's Day. And while they might be perfectly satisfied with breakfast tacos in bed, Murfreesboro's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital notes that the men in your life would benefit longer-term from a frank conversation about health.
MTSU junior Jacob Hendrixson wanted to be around cars and work on cars when he started Central Magnet School's Car Club four years ago. Now he wants to race them.
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve their historic house is set for 5-9PM on Saturday evening, July 20, 2019 at the Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St.
Members of the Stones River Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise next Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2019, at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna. For those interested in learning about ham radio, this event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
It was a busy third day Saturday for MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment students at Bonnaroo. A 27-year old man passed away for what were believed to have been previous medical issues.
MTSU offered a three-day Pro Pilot Advanced Camp June 17-19, 2019, for 14 teens. Ten students from the introduction camp will be joined by four alumni from the intro as they gain further flight time with MTSU student instructors.
The Murfreesboro City Council improved its first increase in over two-decades. With the new rate, an owner of a home of the average value in Rutherford County, $233,000, will pay about $16.50 more monthly effective July 1, 2019. That's roughly $0.54 cents a day.
Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.
The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.
The International FolkFest continues through Sunday here in Murfreesboro and the mid-state. One Wednesday night, the dance troupes from the Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands performed alongside our own Cripple Creek Cloggers at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.
The TBI is investigating the death of a 19-year old Smyrna resident whose body was found in Smith County. The body of Cameron Wilson was discovered alongside Seabowisha Lane.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is excited to partner with the 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to create a Habitat ReStore Lounge that will showcase recycled and "upscaled" items from the store that are kept out of area landfills.
Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland on WGNS Action Line 8:10-9:00AM Wednesday morning.
The 13th Annual Middle Half Marathon is set for 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 and there is a new route this year. More trees, more beautiful homes, more dreams come true as you cross finish line!
MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss takes us back in time 50-years to when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
It's the GREAT TENNESSEE AIR SHOW weekend at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport. Yes the Blue Angels will perform, along with the Navy's precision parachute team the Leap Frogs, bi-planes, aerial acts and much more. Gates open 8:00AM Saturday and Sunday, show 9:00AM, closing time is 4:30PM.
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here, and that brings chalenges to motorists who are maneuvering Murfreesboro's construction project. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran offers this information to make you day better. This is for today throuugh June 15 , 2019.
Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an outbuilding fire with injury in Christiana.
The TBI is seeking input from anyone who knows Roy Michel Nellsch or has had any dealings with him. Immediately contact the BI at 1-800-TBI-FIND
A package found outside the the Rutherford County Republican Party office on Friday. An employee took it inside, opened the package and saw what appeared to be a possible explosive device.
On Wednesday the Fire/Arson Investigation Unit of Rutherford County Fire Rescue has successfully identified and charged 26-year-old Tyler Hammontree as the arsonist responsible for the trailer fire at 528 Polly Thickett Road in Bell Buckle.
The Murfreesboro City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider 'First Reading' of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget ordinance. Council member Bill Shacklett talked about the City Financial Management...
The public is encouraged to attend the ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING of the Stones River Watershed from 9:00AM-1:00PM this coming Saturday (6/8/2019) at the Lions Log Cabin in Cannonsburgh, 407 Hickerson Drive.
Saint Thomas Heart has successfully completed Tennessee's first Tendyne mitral valve replacement.
U.S. Geological Survey measured a 2.6 magnitude quake around 1:45PM Saturday afternoon near Manchester.
Main Street Murfreesboro's new season of the Saturday Marketplace opened with sunny and mild weather, vendors with a variety of fresh produce, flowers, baked good and more.
As you read Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's road report, sing any of the summer fun songs that were popular when you were growing up. This covers today through Jue 8, 2019.
The Business Education Partnership has announced the winner of the inaugural Emil and Lilly Hassan Teachers' Fund Award. Rebecca Jones has been awarded for her proposal "Going Molecular - 21st Century Biology", a project which will initially involve approximately 400 9th grade students at Rockvale High School. Jones will serve as chair of the Honors and Advanced Placement Biology Science Department at Rockvale High School when the school opens this fall.
Mindful Care Adult Day Services offers supervised activities to persons with early dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It allows their caregivers to have some time for work or other activities. Those persons are usually their grown children or other relatives.
Summer Fun on the Square soaks-in with the SATURDAY MARKETPLACE from 8:00AM to noon this coming Saturday (6/1/2019).
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of the two men killed in a fatal crash Wednesday morning in rural Rutherford County. The driver was Joel Throneberry of Hermitage and Donnie Robertson of Mt. Juliet was the passenger.
A local legend slipped quietly into heaven during the 8:00 o'clock hour Thursday evening. Dr. Liz Rhea touched many in her 85 years of caring and helping others. Visitation will be 10:00AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Fr. Stephen Brett and Fr. John Sims Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol worked a single-vehicle crash around 6:00 o'clock Wednesday (5/29/2019) morning in a curvy section of Weakley Lane, a few hundred feet from the Almaville Volunteer Fire Station #3.
Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.
The Farm Bureau Insurance office in a strip center at 2864 South Church Street had an older customer accidentally hit the accelerator, jump the curb, and slam through the building a little before 8:00AM Wednesday morning.
Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that this past Friday, one suspect was charged with sex trafficking of a 14-year-old runaway. This happened outside a Smyrna hotel.
Help find missing Stewarts Creek High student Lamar Hinton, Jr., missing since April 30, 2019. Phone 615-898-7770 if you have seen Lamar.
One adult and four children were displaced from 315-A Bell Street on Tuesday afternoon, after a cooking fire spread into a small portion of the attic area.
Salvation Army's Director of Development John Mitchell thanks the community for raising $75,500 of their $80K goal at BEYOND THE BELLS. He is confident that the additional $5,500 will be supported by local residents.
There is a free BABY FAIR this coming Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Center Parkway.
The suspect who allegedly attacked and robbed a woman outside a Cool Springs business Tuesday morning is behind bars. 37-year old Lannoris O'Brien Chambers of Murfreesboro, was arrested in Rutherford County several hours later after detectives in Murfreesboro and Franklin identified him as a suspect.
One Tennessee soldier is helping fellow warriors with PTSD through quilting. His "Raising The Flag Over Iwo Jima" quilt will be on display in Smyrna throughout July. Andrew Lee is helping other veterans.
The Memorial Day weekend ushers-in school being out, vacations and traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through June 1, 2019.
USDA's announcement that 62,112 pounds of raw beef have been recalled this week, Ascension Saint Thomas shares some fast facts you should read before dressing that patty with condiments.
Emergency responders in Rutherford County did not have a holiday over the Memorial Day weekend. Whether you were on a boat, by a pool or on land--the windless, sultry air was mostly filled with "the sounds of sirens".
A ruling issued May 22, 2019, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has helped clear the way for a 19-county lawsuit against major opioid producers and distributors to move forward in state court.
Citizens helped locate Tabitha Beauchamp and Alexandra Sandlin who reportedly ran away from Smyrna's Rock Springs Elementary School when it dismissed around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The half-hour between 9:45 and 10:15 Wednesday morning proved to be a busy one for emergency responders. Some big rigs near Cracker Barrell off South Church Street snagged some lines and created issues for AT&T. Minutes after that, a construction accident in Shelton Square, a life-style community off Florence Road, resulted in a cut gas line.
Two students from Central Magnet School each received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Rutherford County School Resource Officers. Central Magnet SRO Scott Culp presented the checks to students Sally Smith and Max Larsen Wednesday during an SRO meeting.
NEXT WEEKEND: The 11th Annual Healing Fields, Flags of Remembrance will be held in the large field next to the First Methodist Church this year.
Mental health issues are a growing concern in our society. MTSU is diving into the issue by helping those closest to them. Cynthia Chafin, Associate Director for Community Programs for the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services stated...
Murfreesboro police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Sawyer Drive around 8:20 Tuesday morning. Jose Francisco Giron Amaya charged with attempted homicide.
Kristen and Blake Finney and Courtney and Rob Wilder as the co-chairs for next year's 2020 Rutherford Heart Ball. Additionally, Heart survivor, seven-year-old Hadley East, daughter of Brock and Jenny East, named honoree of the evening.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announces the following committee will meet May 29th, Wednesday in the second floor meeting room 203 at the Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street.
The Rutherford County Historical Society held its monthly meeting at 7:00 o'clock Monday night and WGNS' Bart Walker shared the history of Murfreesboro's first radio station.
Two adult pedestrians were struck by a passing car around 10:00 o'clock Friday night, while walking along Northwest Broad Street near West Clark Boulevard.
Here's a follow-up on how Rutherford County Fire-Rescue recently added pet oxygen masks and learned animal CPR to better serve residents in this community. On Friday that knowledge was put into practice while fighting a structure fire at 1922 Bennett Street.
At approximately 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue joined Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department and headed to 7800 Rhodes Lane in Lascassas for a tractor fire.
Those hot, sunny days are here and that ingredient often makes for traffic congestion in construction areas. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid today through May 25, 2019.
If you smell the Middlepoint Landfill, let them know about it. If you detect landfill odor, please contact Middlepoint Landfill at (615) 782-5500.
REMINDER: TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week.
Main Street Murfreesboro's executive director has decided to move back to her Louisiana roots. Kathleen Herzog wants to return to her native southern Louisiana home.
There was a fatal one-vehicle crash around 7:23 Friday morning on Kings Ridge Drive, near the new Aldi grocery store and Memorial Boulevard.
Family Dollar Store at 1664 Memorial Boulevard was robbed around 1:30PM Wednesday afternoon. Police believe it was the same man who robbed another Family Dollar Store 13-days earlier across town on Lascassas Pike.
Around 9:00 o'clock Wednesday night, Firefighters from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue rushed to a totally involved home on highway 99 in Eagleville.
Thursday morning provided a beautiful spring morning filled with sunshine, no wind and the temperature around 70. It was the perfect backdrop for the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance Service held in the Memory Gardens in front of the new Murfreesboro Police Department at 1004 N. Highland Avenue.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 60-year old Eagleville woman charged with stealing from her former employer.
The rough draft of the 2020 fiscal year budget for the City of Murfreesboro calls for a property tax increase, plus monthly fees for garbage pickup.
This coming Sunday is a day that will long be remembered by the congregation at Bradley Creek Baptist Church in the Lascassas community. It's their 200th birthday!
Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect who is believed to have been involved in taking a guitar and then pawning the instrument.
For the second year, Murfreesboro Police Department's Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service will be held at 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday, 5/16/2019) in the Memorial Garden at the new headquarters building at 1004 Highland Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend.
Tuesday night's Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS AFTER HOURS was hosted by the just renovated City Tile and Floor Covering, 223 South Spring Street. A constant flow of local community leaders enjoyed the Young family's fellowship and did business networking and business card swaps.
You may be surprised at how the LEGAL AID SOCIETY helps so many. Do you or a friend qualify for the "CHOICES PROGRAM"?
The multi-award-winning musical Les Misérables School Edition, opens this Friday night at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 (May 17 - June 2, 2019).
Murfreesboro Police report that military training activities took place Saturday night (5/11/2019) at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Boulevard. These exercises will continue the following weekend.
A blend of wet and dry, this time of the year presents unique challenges to construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists that these "stop and go conditions" expand to roadways as well. Here are road challenges today through May 18, 2019.
May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.
If you're interested in expanding the arts in this community, you need to attend the RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE meeting at 4:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday afternoon in the Lions Club Building, 407 Hickerson Drive in Cannonsburgh Village.
The NFL's Tennessee Titans held rookie mini camp over the weekend in Nashville. And all Blue Raider eyes were on former quarterback Brent Stockstill, who was among the invitees to try out for the team.
One breaking news item after another at the Uncle Dave Macon Days preview held Thursday at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Coming are new degree at MTSU, another festival has been born, a musical merger of local roots as the symphony joins Uncle Dave and much more.
The Rutherford County Farmers' Market (RCFM) opens for the season Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lane Agri-park Community Center.
There was a packed house at Wednesday's 4th Annual BEYOND THE BELLS luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Bryan Barrett received the Partner In Mission Award.
The Murfreesboro Woman's Club invites the public to browse the books at Barnes & Noble in the Avenue this Saturday. The group's new RESCUE READERS project furnishes books for local firefighters to give area youth who are victims of a fire.
The Grove at Williamson Place was packed Tuesday evening as the Murfreesboro City Schools' held its Third Annual Employee Recognition Celebration.
FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend this coming Saturday (5/1/2019) for FREE ADMISSION at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. Open 10:00AM - 4:00PM.
Last month WGNS reported on the demoltion of the old Murfreesboro Airport. On Tuesday (5/7/2019) Airport Manager Chad Gehrke told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that construction of the new terminal is underway.
Mark your calendars for the newest of Charity Circle's historic "caroling parties," Cocktails at Copper Ridge on Thursday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m., 3597 Betty Ford Road.
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has added two new employees. Teresa Stevens has been hired as the new Sign Administrator and William "Preston" Hunsucker has been hired as an Electrical Inspector.
On Monday afternoon, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said, " Dennis Seabaugh was just located sitting outside Sir Pizza on Church Street at Veterans Parkway."
At 12:43AM early Monday, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a shooting call outside Sam's Sports Grill, where they found 34-year old Daniel Lee McCracken of Battle Creek, Michigan. He had been shot inside his vehicle.
Darnell Lamar Mayer is in critical condition after being shot at the corner of Hancock and Minor Street around 1:08AM Monday morning. This was Murfreesboro's second shooting of the morning.
The 41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Cannonsburgh Village comes alive on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, 2019.
Did you realize that today through Sunday is NATIONAL NURSES WEEK? WGNS says THANK YOU to all of the nurses and nurse practitioners who improve the quality of life in our community!
This past weekend was an educational journey for one Woodbury man. He started with a GED and as of this past Friday Perry Louden, Jr. was awarded his PhD from MTSU.
Rain and public safety concerns prompted the cancellation of Saturday's JazzFest festivities on Murfreesboro's downtown square.
There were 2,529 new MTSU alumni created with three commencement ceremonies over the weekend. Guest speakers said the True Blue grads could all plan on bright futures, but that they need to be ready to ask questions, take risks and react to the detours along the way.
Tours of Murfreesboro's newest and technology filled fire hall #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway amazed residents on Saturday, and it continues 1:00-4:00PM Sunday (5/5/2019).
A mix of rain along with periods of sunshine, that's what it's like in Middle Tennessee this time of the year. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns about areas for motorists to avoid in the quickly changing 'Boro atmosphere.
It has been 13-years since the tradition of having a MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST was started by Greenhouse Ministries. Thursday morning's turnout at the Mid-TN Expo Center showed the power of diversity in uniting people as well as denominations.
Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip is extremely painful. Dr. Robert Otto with Southern Joint Replacement Institute will be at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at 11:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning to present a free "Lunch and Learn Seminar" on ways for you to reduce pain, improve mobility and your lifestyle.
Friends of Linebaugh Library member Marilyn Morrison received the Friend of the Year Award at the recent Tennessee Library Association Conference in Chattanooga. It is presented each year by the Friends of Tennessee Libraries.
Public safety leaders are encouraging citizens to give the gift of life during the "Battle of the Badges" American Red Cross blood drive on Friday (May 3, 2019) and Wednesday (May 8, 2019).
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department invites the public to tour the new Fire Station #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway from 1:00 to 4:00PM this coming Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Applications to be considered for Leadership Rutherford's class of 2020 must be at the Chamber of Commerce by 4:30PM Friday afternoon May 10, 2019.
Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall was on the WGNS' ACTION LINE Tuesday morning addressing listener questions dealing with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget that includes possible tax increases, traffic issues, construction underway for a new airport terminal and other items.
The pre-Civil War Italiante style home on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro's historic district was was alive with a popular Ladies Night Out dinner. The mixed gender audience enjoyed dinner and conversation from channel 4's Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley.
On Friday night, local historian Gloria Shacklett Christy was honored at the 114th Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. The Murfreesboro historian received the DAR's Meritorious Medal and Cetificate.
This is one of the most productive constructive seasons--not too hot and not too cold. That's why crews are everywhere, and traffic jams are nearby. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid now through May 4, 2019.
The beautiful sunny Saturday on the historic Murfreesboro square was the perfect setting for the 18th Annual Earth Day. This year's theme was "S.O.S.--SAVE OUR SPECIES: PROTECT, DON'T NEGLECT TN WILDLIFE".
Longtime community newspaper columnist Dan Whittle has passed away Thursday. The popular humorist, writer, story teller and broadcaster died Thursday morning. Visitation 3-7PM Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna, funeral service there at 1PM Saturday, burial follows at the Mapleview Cemetery.
The Myrtle Glanton Lord branch of the Rutherford County Library System and Patterson Park Community Center are co-sponsoring "Connections - A Senior Fair". This free event will be held in the adult gym at the Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard, from 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, May 10th, until 1:00 that afternoon.
Ascension Saint Thomas nurse Stephen Vastola did not wake up on a Monday morning earlier this spring expecting to save a life on his day off work.
Here's an UPDATE on this past weekend's graffiti vandalism story from Murfreesboro Police. The two youth have been identified, and the property owner has made arrangements with the vandals to repaint the wall. The property owner has decided not to file charges.
A shooting on Mona Road this past Saturday morning, ended with the arrest of a father and son.
Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association honored a full slate of deserving businesses Tuesday, April 23 at the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards. City Cafe (Murfreesboro) and Gil's Ace Hardware (Smyrna) honored as 2019 Legacy Businesses!
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a Special Meeting this Thursday evening (April 25, 2019) at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The meeting will focus on the fiscal year 2019 to 2020 city budget.
Middle Tennessee Christian School raised over $300,000 on Thursday evening with the LEGACY OF LIGHT GALA.
Police are asking for help in identifying two persons who were photographed by surveillance video vandalising the walls of a downtown law office at 106 East College Street. This occurred on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Like the popular song said, "Some days are diamonds, some days are coal." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's also the case with how this time of the year impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's Ram's report for today through April 27, 2019.
Hot competition for the GOLDEN SNEAKERS AWARD that will be presented to the team with the most walkers at this coming Friday's 2019 Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs deputy who was hit by a motorist while directing traffic at a crash scene on Friday night is now at home recovering.
For the first time in two decades the Murfreesboro City Council is considering an increase in property taxes.
Construction crews have begun to dismantle the old 1952 Murfreesboro Airport terminal, and make way for a new $4.5-million facility.
More than 70 friends and family members gathered recently at the Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro to honor the achievements of Ernest Burgess. The event was sponsored by Mindful Care Adult Day Services.
Murfreesboro City Council gave a thumbs up on a 20-year Cooperative Use Agreement with the Tennessee State Soccer Association for Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Almost $10,000 for STEM education projects: The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), and Murfreesboro Electric Bradley Academy and Mitchell-Neilson Elementary were awarded almost $10,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education projects.
The Murfreesboro City Council has called a special budget meeting at 5:00 o'clock this Thursday night in the council chambers at City Hall. Mayor McFarland noted, "Council must make some tough decisions this year."
Around 5:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on NW Broad Street and Northfield, in front of Krogers, brought westbound traffic to a crawl.
Spring is definitely in the air, and so is that desire to be outside. Mix that with all of the construction that's going on, and you have a recipe for traffic. Ram Balachandran looks at his computer readout and tells you where grid-lock might occur between today and April 20, 2019.
Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday afternoon.
One of MTSU's fun family events, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, is set this from 2:00 until 4:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon (4/14/2019) on the lawn of the President's Home at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on 18-acres of land on Twin Oak Drive in Murfreesboro that will become the non-profit's first sub-division development, Legacy Pointe.
What are those brown boxes that are being placed on many utility poles in Murfreesboro?
Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.
The City of Murfreesboro is working to create more affordable homes for low-income families. Upcoming public meetings include more news about the redevelopment of Oakland Court.
Those attending Saturday evening's Masquerade Bash at The Center for the Arts wore cocktail attire and many had masks. It was a packed house for the dinner, auction and dancing. Plus, Andrea Loughry was presented the Arts Advocate of the Year award.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is the recipient of Rutherford County's 2019 ATHENA International Leadership Award. Erin Rains is the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
The 16-year old teen from Clarksville who escaped from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Thursday afternoon is still at large.
We're two-weeks away from a little walking! The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, downtown on the square.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas has instructed his Community Risk Reduction Division staff to cease all permission to burn within the city limits of Murfreesboro for the next several days.
The Second Annual LIGHT UP LOCAL FIREFLY AWARDS is set for 6:00 o'clock Tuesday night, April 23rd, at the Hollingshead Aviation hangar at the Smyrna Airport.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary, and on Tuesday this active group presented a $3,600 grant to the Boys and Girls Club.
Saint Thomas Heart has implanted four patients with Abbott's CardioMEMS™ HF System as part of the landmark GUIDE-HF clinical trial. Saint Thomas West Hospital is one of 140 centers participating in this study.
Don't let money stop you from getting a medical check-up. Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a health clinic starting at 8:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning and continuing until 1:00 in the afternoon. It will be at Central Magnet School, 701 East Main Street.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in March of 2017 will soon head to trial. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
Don't be surprised when you see what appears to be a mass casualty event at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. The exercise will begin around 8:00 o'clock Friday morning and continue until noon.
Spring is definitely in the air, even the smell of cut grass. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid road challenges today through April 13th.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club held its annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest at 10:30 Saturday morning in the Boys and Girls Club on Jones Boulevard.
Oakland High School Automotive Technology student competed in the state Skills Competition. The school's education classes did well also.
Beesley Animal Foundation's 10th Annual Paws & Pearls on Saturday night at The Grove at Williamson Place was sold-out in advance of this popular event.
The 10th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" raised around $50,000 Thursday night at the Stones River Country Club.
Here's an update on Thursday night's high speed chase in Smyrna that ended with a fiery crash on the Sam Ridley Parkway.
Students and faculty from Middle Tennessee State University will arrive Friday in Las Vegas to celebrate alumni nominees in the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards and get behind-the-scenes instruction in the making of the national telecast.
"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."
Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).
The Murfreesboro City Council approved the acceptance and application of $150,000 federal HUD grants to address homelessness.
As Murfreesboro's population explodes, so does the public's support of the Beesley Animal Foundation. That was obvious at the non-profit's Thursday night patron's party and this coming Saturday's Paws and Pearls.
Murfreesboro has lost another legend. 97-year old Myers Browning Parsons, Sr. passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 gift to United Way's "Books From Birth" program. Plus, the club's "4-Way Test" speech competition is this Saturday with first prize being $200 cash.
Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.
The Decennial Census will begin in the United States in 1-year. All of the mayors in Rutherford County kicked-off the important planning year ahead at 10:30AM Monday morning on the steps of the historic Rutherford County courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
A Murfreesboro resident was awaken from a nap Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise inside his Olympia Place home. He spotted a teen standing in the hallway brandishing a pistol. The teen fired three shots and fled. Police later apprehend the suspect on a bike.
Identity of an armed robber accused of injuring a Dollar General store clerk Saturday is sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.
Members of the Tennessee Equality Project's Rutherford County Committee and allies will gather at 6:30PM Monday night in the Green Dragon Pub in Murfreesboro to work on plans to defeat what they describe as "six anti-LGBTQ bills before the Tennessee General Assembly".
Funeral services for Dr Tommy Johns: VISITATION 4:00-8:00PM Thursday; FUNERAL 3PM Friday, both at World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Rd. Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Charge of arrangements.
There are changes in the billing for air ambulance service.
The National Guard Association of Tennessees State has achieved a milestone. Their 90th Conference is going on through Sunday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
This is the most beautiful time of the year. Trees in colorful full bloom, flowers and work crews catching up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid while traveling around the 'Boro now through April 6, 2019.
The city and county are uniting and saving tax dollars with the idea of locating several services at the corner of Fortress Boulevard and Blaze Drive.
"Last Call 4 Comedy" is having a unique fundraiser at Believers' Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Boulevard, starting at 6:30 Thursday night, April 4, 2019. Tickets are $25 per person (two for $40), starting with a dessert and coffee.
On Thursday afternoon the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated more than 100 certified officers. Several of the graduates will be coming here.
April Fools Day is this coming Monday, so be ready for a month of fun activities. That includes the Boro Art Crawl, Earth Day
The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee's counties improved in February according to new information released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).
Here's something unique, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is building a 77-home subdivision called Legacy Pointe. The groundbreaking will be at 1:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019. This will be in the Twin Oak Drive area, off Greenland Drive.
MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard's annual list of America's top music business schools for the sixth year, once again joining its counterparts across the country as top producers of ready-to-work music industry pros.
This person of interest is wanted in connection with an auto break-in, stealing credit card and using ATM's. If your tip to CrimeStoppers leads to an arrest, it could be worth a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Spring is definitely in the air, and Rutherford County master gardeners are offering free classes and programs throughout the community over the next few weeks.
Murfreesboro Police are on the cutting edge when it comes to investigations. Congratulations are in order for Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Detective Tyler Smith who received the United States Attorney Awards For Excellence in Law Enforcement.
Kittrell resident David Rutledge suffered a medical emergency recently and laid on his floor about 30 hours until Sheriff's Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN) volunteers rescued him.
Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.
Here's a follow-up on how Rutherford County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) is adding equipment and training that will better serve residents in this community.
Officials from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services and Tennessee Higher Education Commission met Tuesday (3/26/2019) with leaders from the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department fought two fires Wednesday night: at 7:00PM they went to The Cove at Center Point I on Brown Road. A half-hour later, units rushed to Belle Aire Apartments on Sloan Street.
The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.
On Tuesday United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released a statement after voting against the Democrats' Green New Deal.
The Annual Women In NAACP Spring Tea is set for 4:00 to 5:00PM on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019, at Bradley Academy Cultural Center and Museum.
Toot's diners can enjoy "good food and fun" while supporting Special Olympians during the Wings & Rings fund-raiser from 5:00 to 8:00 this coming Tuesday night (4/2/2019) at Toot's Good Food & Fun Restaurant at 2992 South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
There are numerous activities, events, classes, sporting events and more available to alumni and university friends during the upcoming MTSU Spring Showcase April 5-13, 2019.
Murfreesboro Police answered a burglary call to Mercados Marias Grocery at 264 Heritage Park Drive. Surveillance video showed an unknown subject using a crowbar to break open the side door.
According to Murfreesboro Police an Old Castle Drive woman has fallen victim to a scam.
Home prices in Tennessee continued rising in the fourth quarter of 2018 while construction permits were down from the previous quarter, according the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
Murfreesboro Police Detective Gorham went to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Monday to talk with a stabbing victim.
MTSU's aerospace department and a popular national energy drink's parent company are looking for a few good paper airplane makers. It will take place at 6:00 o'clock Wednesday night at MTSU's hangar at the Murfreesboro Airport.
The woman reported missing with a SILVER ALERT has been found. 66-year old Annie Hickerson was found and is safe.
A new beginning started Monday evening for the DOORS OF HOPE graduating class of 2019.
Hear's a "heads-up", you have two-weeks to finish cleaning out that garage or attic before the local HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection from 8:00 to noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
One man appears to have gone on a shopping binge in the 'Boro, but Murfreesboro Police say the culprit was using someone else's credit card. If you know this suspect, call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-2717.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander says, "Show the rest of the world how to reduce carbon emissions -- because the rest of the world is where the carbon emissions problem has to be solved."
Murfreesboro Police rushed to a Wenlon Drive apartment after receiving reports that an armed man was pounding on the door.
Efforts are underway to get MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING license plates back on Tennessee vehicles, but motorists have only until June 30, 2019 to make this happen.
Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties.
Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.
Spring is definitely here, sunny days and cool nights--plus lots of daffodils, budding trees and pollen! Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid during this sneezing time of the year now through March 30th.
Though he considers himself an introvert who grew up in a camping trailer in the middle of the desert behind a garage and experienced a tough upbringing, Civil Air Patrol Maj. Gen. Mark Smith's extroverted side brought motivation and inspiration to an overflow Middle Tennessee State University classroom.
Rutherford County's STEM Expo has grown from 22 projects and displays to 92 last year and 164 this year. Wednesday night's STEM Expo was nearly eight times the size it was in 2017.
State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) has successfully guided House Bill 1138 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Results from the most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey by MTSU indicate consumers' outlook on the economy has improved modestly following a steady decline from an all-time high this time last year.
On Thursday evening the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $235,870 contract with Neel Schaffer, Inc. That study is reportedly needed before Phase 2 of the federally funded grant can begin that would enhance the sidewalk and pedestrian safety along Mercury Boulevard.
On Wednesday evening Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department rushed to the Kroger at 2050 Lascassas Pike around for a possible hazardous materials release.
Four students from the English class of Central Magnet School (CMS) teacher, Cynthia Head, will be selling and signing copies of their work at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30 - 6:00PM.
Although "RBG" was a box-office winner and an Academy Award-nominated documentary, its funding and production took years to achieve, according to the keynote speaker for MTSU National Women's History Month activities.
Justin White experienced the surprise of his 10 year life when he was reunited on Tuesday with his best friend, Goblin, his German shepherd.
Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
The political scene has changed dramatically from the days of Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. When did media and the public get on a first-name basis with political leaders?
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club heard how the Nourish Food Bank is making positive changes across Rutherford County.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity will receive a grant of $96,000 as part of a $1 million donation from Nissan North America to support local Habitats across the U.S. Nissan's fourteenth build in Rutherford County started last week.
Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal on April 26, 2019 at a special presentation in Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott.
Charity Circle's premiere fundraising events, The Ugly Duckling Ball and Patrons Party is set for Saturday, April 27th at Stones River Country Club.
A rollercoaster from winter to spring, and this creates traffic challenges around area construction sites. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and March 23rd.
President Sidney A. McPhee underscored MTSU's standing as a destination of choice for first-generation students and its long success in helping low-income students who meet admission standards overcome obstacles often posed by tuition and fees.
You may wish to start cleaning out the garage, attic and storage building for the HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection that's scheduled for Saturdays April 6th and again seven months later, November 2, 2019.
Police have identified 18-year old Carmen E. Simmons of Christiana as the woman shot in the face and killed last Wednesday night on Forrest Street.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club is again sponsoring the Annual 4-Way Test speech contest. It will be at 10:30AM on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019, at the Boys abnd Girls Club, 820 Jones Boulevard.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County offers a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who vandalized the Johnny Rebel Confederate monument Tuesday on the downtown square.
The third annual Equali-Tea will begin at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E Bell Street. The keynote address focuses on Fawn Weaver helping to reshape the history of Tennessee's official sippin' whiskey.
Murfreesboro Police were called to a home on Forrest Street Wednesday night where they found a woman who had been shot in the face. She was rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased.
The statue commemorating Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro was defaced with pink paint. The crime was discovered Wednesday morning (3/13/2019). It is located on the northeast side of the Murfreesboro square.
Still no arrest made in a case involving the 2016 murder of a woman whose body was discarded off of a Rutherford County roadway. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...
Taxation of the newspaper is an idea that was passed into law years ago in 1936. In fact, according to an old court ruling, states like Tennessee can either tax or not tax newspapers at their discretion. But, if they tax one, the state must tax them all.
Everyone's looking for signs of spring! Daffodils blooming, Bradford pear trees in full color, robins singing and yes--lawnmowers at Evergreen Cemetery. All flowers, glass trinkets, vases and other items must now be removed from burial sites at Evergreen Cemetery, corner of North Highland Avenue and Greenland Drive.
On Tuesday Murfreesborfo Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to Oakland High School for a report of someone falling off of the roof.
Neighbors tell WGNS the incident occurred in the area of Mona Road and Tiger Woods Way. Names are being withheld at this time as this is an open and active investigation.
Gas prices in the Volunteer State continue to rise and are now at year-ago levels. Some 'Boro discounters started the week on Monday morning with regular gas going for $2.19 per gallon.
Daylight Saving Time begins early at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning (March 10, 2019). When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.
Temps were in the mid 50s when re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield gathered in front of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and fired the cannon at 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning to start the 8th Annual Special Kids Races.
The historic downtown Murfreesboro business district lost one of its leaders and supporters Thursday morning, Marion Bean passed away at his home.
Daylight Saving Time begins early at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning (March 10, 2019). When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
MTSU is honoring a gifted sculpture professor and providing a student with financial help to earn an art degree with a new Department of Art and Design scholarship.
This past Friday, Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee donated 10 bags of animal oxygen masks and supplies to be placed on rescue vehicles.
As we inch closer to springtime, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential problem areas today through March 16, 2019.
Around 11:30 Thursday night, Murfreesboro police responded to a report of a domestic shooting and stabbing on Crystal Bear Trail.
Here is an update with Thursday night's domestic related shooting-stabbing incident on Crystal Bear Trail. Shooting victim Cory Thompson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt. The female who was stabbed, Chelley Olson, was treated and released a few hours after the incident.
U.S. Marshals arrested Andrew Tryon of Murfreesboro in connection with a felony rape that occurred in an Atlanta suburb during the Super Bowl weekend.
On Wednesday three different requests from the sheriff's office and DA to throw out "Operation Candy Crush" lawsuits were all denied by U.S. Middle Tennessee District Court Judge Aleta Trauger.
When Sheriff's Deputy Brittany Manning came to work this past Saturday, delivering a premature baby was "the last thing I thought I would be doing."
The Lit Wits book group invites the public to join them for a special guest author event at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30PM.
Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 18th where you can learn more.
Have you seen this stolen dump truck? If you have, call the Rutherford County Sheriff at 615-904-3032.
On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.
A supervisor with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said that extra enforcement will hopefully reduce the traffic crashes along Lascassas Highway (state route 96 East).
WGNS talk show host and former sheriff Truman Jones is recuperating from Monday's knee replacement surgery at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Rockvale Elementary School students just don't understand why someone would steal their archery targets.
Wednesday night is the final in the trio of evenings for Alive Hospsice' BLUEBIRD IN THE BORO at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro. This is the sixth annual concert series and dinner. For information, phone 615-890-6158.
The long-awaited opening of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard widening project near the MTSU campus is set for all northbound lanes from East Main Street to Greenland Drive beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
"Disney's "ALADDIN, JR" is being presented the next two Saturdays at the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. There are only 2:00PM Saturday matinees on March 9 and 16, 2019.
Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.
We're in the interim season, where one week it's spring and then back to winter. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where "flip-flop" traffic challenges might occur today through March 9, 2019
The Middle Tennessee State University undergraduate students' research topics ranged from kudzu to ginseng to volcanoes and more.
GAP. Victoria's Secrets and JC Penny announced they will reduce their number of stores. A list of closing locations has not yet been announced.
Saluting "Good Neighbors" is a 72-year tradition at WGNS, and Rion Flowers has been the official florist over the decades. Let WGNS know who has made a difference in your day.
The old slogan "Rain, sleet or snow--nothing stops the post office" certainly proved true when Smyrna Postal Carrier Edgar Prosper came across a patron in distress. In fact, he is credited with saving a life.
Saint Thomas Rutherford hosted a topping out ceremony to celebrate construction of the highest point of its vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus.
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, raised $4,000 for a scholarship in MTSU's Jones College of Business.
The Wings of Hope Widow's Ministry has its March meeting at noon this coming Monday (3/4/2019) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (1267 Rutherford Boulevard).
A Tuesday (2/26/2019) night domestic situation in Smyrna now has the kidnapped newborn infant safe. The father accused of taking the child has been caught.
And then there were three. Rutherford County Sheriffs Office spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni reports that only three roads remain closed due to the high water conditions from the previous weekend.
The annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting was held Tuesday morning in the new "Tasty Table and Olive Branch Bakery". Executive Director Kathleen Herzog noted this was the group's 34th year. The local Main Street program was one of the five first to be established in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro Police went to 338 Southeast Broad Street around 6:15 last Friday night in regards to a personwho was trying to pawn goods that were possibly stolen. As the officer entered Murfreesboro Pawn at 338 Southeast Broad Street, the suspect was leaving.
With the torrential rain over the past weekend, you would have thought illegal activities would have been down. Wrong! Driving on revoked, DUI, using marijuana while driving--no the rain didn't slow these actions.
Eight teams -- four middle schools and four high schools -- have received invitations to compete in the State Science Olympiad in April after strong showings at the recent 24th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU Saturday
February's heavy rainfall in Middle Tennessee, the wettest on record for the month dating back to 1880 according to the National Weather Service, was an extraordinary event due to accumulative rain over several days.
The Oakland High School arts teachers and students invite the public to attend ARTS NIGHT from 5:30 to 8:00 this Friday evening.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee announced that it will file a lawsuit if the "Fetal Cardiac Activity Bill" becomes law.
State Senator Dawn White, a founding member of the 917 Society, is helping to get POCKET CONSTITUTIONS to every eighth grade student.
Gas prices in Tennessee have increased the past 13 consecutive days for an average total of 15 cents per gallon. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas going for $2.11 per gallon. That again give Murfreesboro the lowest gas prices in the state.
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center based on the results of a recent on-site review by CAP inspectors.
Rutherford County Schools announced that they would re-open at normal hours this Tuesday (2/26/2019).
At approximately 11:26 Monday morning, Murfreesboro police received a call about an unidentified male attempting to break into vehicles at a business on Medical Center Parkway.
The Equali-TEA, a high tea that is presented by AAUW-Murfreesboro is returning to the MTSU campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. We've been told that hats are optional.
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to experience the music of the MCS Festival Choir at 6:00 o'clock Friday night, March 8th in Cason Lane Academy's gymnasium.
It's amazing what a few days without rain will do. Rutherford County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Lisa Marchisoni gives an update on the high water road closures as of Monday.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at 524 Vaughn Street just before 4:30 Monday afternoon.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy helping persons with high water problems. The local chapter has operated three shelters.
MTSU will wrap up its stellar Black History Month events with a Grammy Award-nominated keynote speaker. David Banner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union Ballroom.
"Faith, family, friends and finance." Listening to MTSU business professor Frank Michello and those who know him well, it quickly became clear that those four words have been driving forces behind a life and professional career that was honored this week when the longtime educator accepted the 2019 John Pleas Faculty Award.
A mix of high water, winds and cold temps create some unique driving challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has tips for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 2, 2019.
A Murfreesboro motorist ignored the "high water" warning signs on Sulphur Springs Road around 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue teams rushed to the scene and saved the day.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has updated the roads that are closed as a result of "high water". This information is updated regularly.
The continued rain is causing Murfreesboro officials to close several roads within the city limits. In addition, cabins along the Stones River and much of the Old Fort Park Golf Course are covered with water. This information is UPDATED regularly.
The City of Murfreesboro's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Murfreesboro Police Department Headquarters has been activated since 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
A stranger accused of abducting and fatally shooting a Rutherford County a 26-year old Murfreesboro woman February 27, 2018 was indicted on murder charges.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been awarded a $985,000 grant from The Christy Houston Foundation, Inc. which will be used in a facility expansion to house a new 256 slice CT unit at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Tennesse gas prices rose 5 cents last week, and drivers should see additional increases this week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.01 per gallon.
A stolen vehicle from Murfreesboro led Hendersonville Police to arrest five persons believed to be connected with a several crimes, including stolen autos and burglarizing others.
Newcomers to the area are amazed at the variety of weather, but when you're walking the winter-spring line--it's not unusual to enjoy all 4 seasons in a one-week time span. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 23, 2019.
The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University this week honored The Palm Restaurant in Nashville for expressing its commitment to hiring and supporting those who have served in our country's armed forces.
"That James Meredith was a bad dude, wasn't he?"--was the immediate reaction of James Meredith himself to a video shown Thursday at the 23rd annual Unity Luncheon in MTSU's Student Union Ballroom.