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What is happening at non-profits in Murfreesboro like Barnabas Vision - A REAL Inside Look
What is happening at non-profits in Murfreesboro like Barnabas Vision - A REAL Inside Look

"Just today, we met with Sarah whose household income diminished from $7,000 per month to $1,500 overnight due to the layoff-s and closures of businesses. This client, her husband, and their 2 children had..."

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First Responders Save 31-Year Old Man From Drug OD
First Responders Save 31-Year Old Man From Drug OD

Sadly, some things don't change as a result of the pandemic. One of those is the use of drugs, as evidenced Wednesday when first responders rushed to a local apartment complex in response to a 911 call about an unresponsive man was found lying on the floor in his living room.

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UPDATE (4/2/2020):  What's OPEN At Parks & Rec?
UPDATE (4/2/2020): What's OPEN At Parks & Rec?

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department always put your good health and safety first. That's why their schedules change as COVID-19 procedures change.

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Holy Week Services and more Cancelled
Holy Week Services and more Cancelled

Normally a tradition among many of the churches serving Murfreesboro's historic district, WGNS has learned that the noon Holy Week Services (April 6-10, 2020) have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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More On MTSU Student Having Coronavirus
More On MTSU Student Having Coronavirus

More on the coronavirus case at MTSU. The university has been very cautious to self-quarantine and self-isolate potential COVID-19 illness in our community, both on and off campus. The student lived at Scarlett Commons and checked with Student Health Services over spring break where the test returned positive.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Receives Gift
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Receives Gift

Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital thanks Healing Hands International for embodying Middle Tennessee's generous spirit with their donation of medical supplies in this unique time of need.

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Attorney David Whelan Arrested and Jailed
Attorney David Whelan Arrested and Jailed

Murfreesboro attorney David Whelan was charged with aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping of a young teen after an investigation Friday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Siegel High School Kayak Adventure Ends Well
Siegel High School Kayak Adventure Ends Well

Shortly before 2:00 o'clock a person on the Thompson Lane bridge looked below and saw several teens clinging to trees surrounded by the swift waters of the Stones River. They quickly called 911.

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Double-Load of Logs Overturned On Epps Mill Rd/
Double-Load of Logs Overturned On Epps Mill Rd/

Shortly before 5:00 o'clock Friday night, a man transporting a tandem logs over turned. No one was injured, however Epps Mill Road had to be shut down for approximately an hour while the logs were cleared.

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Ram's SPRING Traffic Update--Where To Avoid
Ram's SPRING Traffic Update--Where To Avoid

The 'Boro still has construction and traffic, especially now that Spring has sprung! City Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran advises areas to avoid between today and April 4, 2020.

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While College Is Closed, Red Cross Needs Volunteers
While College Is Closed, Red Cross Needs Volunteers

The American Red Cross is a 90 percent volunteer organization. This volunteer workforce mentality has always been the building blocks of the mission for the Red Cross, and won't change during the time of COVID-19 virus.

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Murfreesboro Expands
Murfreesboro Expands "State of Emergency" Order

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued a renewed order, amending the local 'State of Emergency' for the City of Murfreesboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: Craig Tindall will be on WGNS Tuesday morning (8:10-9:00AM).

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Telling The Truth Is ALWAYS Best!
Telling The Truth Is ALWAYS Best!

Three Rutherford County deputies were isolated after a suspect they arrested told them falsely she had the COVID-19 to avoid jail, said Chief Deputy Keith Lowery of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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COVID-19 Puts
COVID-19 Puts "Field Census Calls" ON HOLD

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. Use the code that came in the mail, and complete the census on-line.

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Barnabas Vision: Encouragement During Difficult Times
Barnabas Vision: Encouragement During Difficult Times

Message from Barnabas Vision in Murfreesboro: "You are likely a little uncomfortable right now because this is new territory. When we are faced with new situations, we often are fearful of the unknown. We like the familiar and predictable."

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Continues To Help Community
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Continues To Help Community

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is now providing on-site, drive-through, testing for COVID-19. However, until testing kits become readily available, MMC will only be testing those who have been screened and referred by the Rutherford County Health Department or local physicians.

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TN Supreme Court Puts Hold On Evictions
TN Supreme Court Puts Hold On Evictions

Tennessee Supreme Court postpones evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. No evictions will be conducted until at least May 6, 2020 under a Tennessee Supreme Court order issued Wednesday.

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Wednesday Night Crash On I-24 In La Vergne
Wednesday Night Crash On I-24 In La Vergne

(La VERGNE TN) A Wednesday (3/25/2020) night chase that began at the Nashville fairgrounds, ended on I-24 in Rutherford County when the vehicle attempted to change lanes, and slammed into a tractor-trailer rig on I-24 in La Vergne.

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Avoid Cason Lane at Hwy 99--Southbound Closed
Avoid Cason Lane at Hwy 99--Southbound Closed

Southbound traffic on Cason Lane at New Salem Highway (SR 99/Eagleville Highway) begins at 6:00 o'clock Thursday morning (3/26/2020) and continues for over a week, through Saturday (4/4/2020). Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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Two Men Charged With Vehicle Burglaries
Two Men Charged With Vehicle Burglaries

Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office have arrested 26-year old George Adam Parker of Almaville Road in Smyrna and 29-year old Steven Lokey of Manchester. They were charged with them multiple vehicle burglaries.

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7 New Deputies Certified for RCSO
7 New Deputies Certified for RCSO

Congratulations to the seven new certified deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies earned their certifications after graduating Monday from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson.

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Rutherford County Fire Rescue BUSY ON MONDAY!
Rutherford County Fire Rescue BUSY ON MONDAY!

The early Monday hours were busy for Rutherford County Fire Rescue. Around 4:30AM a wreck on West Jefferson Pike, followed by a crash and jack-knifed big rig at I-40 and 840

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Crime Remains Low in Rutherford County During COVID-19 Situation
Crime Remains Low in Rutherford County During COVID-19 Situation

WGNS continues to follow the crime trends in Rutherford County as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many out of work. The good news, crime is still remaining at a consistent level when compared to weeks previous to the closings of businesses and schools.

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Look At Your Census Letter--RESPOND ON-LINE!
Look At Your Census Letter--RESPOND ON-LINE!

Have you completed your 2020 Census? 16.7 per cent of households have responded! Census letters started arriving in mailboxes last Thursday (May 12, 2020). The initial mailing encourages on-line participation, which takes only a few minutes.

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Ram's Road Forecast Now through March 28
Ram's Road Forecast Now through March 28

Spring weather is a breath of fresh air for the coming week, but with the downturn of motorists that's expected--Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran notes it may be easier going on the roads now through March 28.

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Trial Run at Linebaugh Library
Trial Run at Linebaugh Library

The Rutherford County Library System continues to have a "lock down" on their buildings, but they are offering limited curbside service at Linebaugh only.

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Do You Recognize This Gunman?
Do You Recognize This Gunman?

Smyrna Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying an individual involved in an armed robbery at the BP gas station at 33 N. Lowry Street. Does this person look familiar?

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COVID-19 Shuts-Down EARTH DAY on April 25
COVID-19 Shuts-Down EARTH DAY on April 25

The 2020 Earth Day Celebration on the historic Murfreesboro square has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. The popular event was set for Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

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HAZARDOUS WASTE Collection Cancelled
HAZARDOUS WASTE Collection Cancelled

The Household Waste Collection event that was scheduled for the Murfreesboro Public Works Facility on Florence Road has been CANCELLED

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Mayor McFarland Declares Local
Mayor McFarland Declares Local "State of Emergency"

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued an order Saturday, March 21, 2020, declaring a local 'State of Emergency' for the City of Murfreesboro in response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, pandemic. The Order goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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State Farm Distributes Computers For Employees To Use At Home
State Farm Distributes Computers For Employees To Use At Home

For those driving down Memorial Boulevard on Sunday, many have wondered about the big tent, trailers and line of cars in the parking lot at State Farm Insurance. The insurance firm had a drive-through so employees could pick-up special computers for working at home.

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COVID-19 Testing: Go to RuCo Health Dept. or Primary Care Provider
COVID-19 Testing: Go to RuCo Health Dept. or Primary Care Provider

FYI: Testing centers on the list sent out with the below release Thursday (3-19-20) are no longer available test sites. Persons with medical concerns are urged to contact the Rutherford County Health Department at 615-898-7880 or their primary healthcare provider to be connected with appropriate resources.

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Community Helpers Offers COVID-19 Loans
Community Helpers Offers COVID-19 Loans

Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020.

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So far, no increase in crime due to COVID-19 for Rutherford County, TN
So far, no increase in crime due to COVID-19 for Rutherford County, TN

At this point, there has not been an uptick in crime, according to Larry Flowers, Murfreesboro Police Spokesperson.

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Mayor Talks To City At Council Meeting
Mayor Talks To City At Council Meeting

The Murfreesboro City Council convened Thursday evening in council chambers. Mayor Shane McFarland started the meeting with his feelings on the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

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"Live" Theatres Postpone Productions

Several live performances have been postponed at area theatres due to health concerns related to the coronavirus.

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CANCELED: Sobriety Checkpoint 10PM This Coming Tuesday
CANCELED: Sobriety Checkpoint 10PM This Coming Tuesday

The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force has canceled the St. Patrick's Day sobriety checkpoint at 10 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 on Rutherford Boulevard.

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2020 Census Moves Forward
2020 Census Moves Forward

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. We are adjusting some operations. As of today, over 5 million have responded online to the 2020 Census.

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MPD Needs Your Help--Recognize These People?
MPD Needs Your Help--Recognize These People?

The Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying these suspects wanted in connection with stealing items from the OUTREACH THRIFT STORE'S donation box.

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Sign-Up Now For Smyrna's Top Gun Night Run!
Sign-Up Now For Smyrna's Top Gun Night Run!

Registration is underway for the Town of Smyrna's Annual Top Gun Night Run 6k benefitting the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial.

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Eddie George Dinner Moved To June 18, 2020
Eddie George Dinner Moved To June 18, 2020

The date when football great Eddie George comes to Murfreesboro has been changed to on Thursday night, June 18th, for a 5:30-8:30PM dinner and talk in the beautiful ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building. Eddie is the honored guest and speaker at fifth annual "LEAVE A LEGACY", a fundraiser that benefits Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity.

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All 5 Rutherford County Library System Branches Closed
All 5 Rutherford County Library System Branches Closed

All branches of the Rutherford County Library System are closed through March 21, 2020 in effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Weekend Update:  26 Coronavirus Cases In TN
Weekend Update: 26 Coronavirus Cases In TN

The weekend update on the number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee has increased to 26.

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Governor's Guidance On MASS GATHERINGS
Governor's Guidance On MASS GATHERINGS

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued further guidance regarding mass gatherings, schools, state employees and the State Capitol Building as more confirmed cases of COVID-19 surface in Tennessee.

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Coronavirus Visitation Policy at Adult Detention Center
Coronavirus Visitation Policy at Adult Detention Center

As a precaution against the COVID-19 virus, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and Adult Detention Center are implementing measures to protect citizens and inmates, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Public video visits at the Adult Detention Center are cancelled until April 1st, however, attorney visitation using the video system is allowed.

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TN Wars Commission Helps SRNB Acquire More Land
TN Wars Commission Helps SRNB Acquire More Land

The Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Wars Commission announce the awarding of over $900,000 in matching grants through the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund. That includes the continued funding for the largest land acquisition for Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield.

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Wet Roads Create Construction Challenges Ahead
Wet Roads Create Construction Challenges Ahead

Periods of rain scattered daily over the next week will create challenges to Murfreesboro motorists when tied to construction jobs. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran told WGNS where to avoid between now and March 21, 2020.

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10th Year For BALD IN THE BORO
10th Year For BALD IN THE BORO

Bald In The Boro celebrated a milestone on Friday, it was the tenth annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research. The event took place at Lanes, Train and Automobiles, 450 Butler Drive.

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Former MT Baseball Coach Steve Peterson Passes Away
Former MT Baseball Coach Steve Peterson Passes Away

Steve Peterson, the all-time winningest coach in Middle Tennessee baseball history, has passed away. Peterson, 68, died at St. Thomas Hospital Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week.

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WGNS to Air All State Tournament Games, Beginning Friday
WGNS to Air All State Tournament Games, Beginning Friday

With the TSSAA limiting attendance to the state basketball tournament starting Friday due to COVID-19, WGNS will air all of the tournament games.

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Rezoning and More to be discussed with Murfreesboro City Council
Rezoning and More to be discussed with Murfreesboro City Council

Rezone approximately 14.55 acres located west of New Salem Highway and Warrior Drive...

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UPDATE: No Arrest in Armed Robbery that left a Clerk in Critical but Stable Condition
UPDATE: No Arrest in Armed Robbery that left a Clerk in Critical but Stable Condition

There is no update to the Halls Hill Pike (Murfreesboro) shooting that left a man in critical, but stable condition on February 10, 2020.

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City Considering Ambulance Service
City Considering Ambulance Service

The Murfreesboro City Council attended a two-plus hour workshop session starting at 11:30 Wednesday morning in the Community Room of the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters on North Highland Avenue. The city is considering ambulance service, in an effort to reduce emergency arrival time.

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Help Needed In Identifying 2 Armed Robbers
Help Needed In Identifying 2 Armed Robbers

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two armed robbers involved in an early morning 2:00 o'clock hold-up last Saturday (3/7/2020) at the BP gas station that's located at 251 North Lowry Street.

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4-Arrested For Murder In Smyrna
4-Arrested For Murder In Smyrna

Four individuals are behind bars after being arrested for murder. Three juveniles along with 19-year old Chazz Eckford were arrested and charged with First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Burglary.

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Public Meeting On Downtown Mixed Use Development
Public Meeting On Downtown Mixed Use Development

Around 150 residents were at Monday (3/9/2020) night's Town Hall Meeting to learn more about the massive downtown project where the Methodist church once was located. The meeting was held across the street in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church.

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Linebaugh Library Local Author Event March 21
Linebaugh Library Local Author Event March 21

Dr. Ayne Cantrell will be at the Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine Street, for a book signing and local author talk on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00AM until 1:00PM. She will sign copies of her recently released work, Tennessee Women for the Vote: A Suffrage Play, 1920, published by the Women's Equity Foundation in 2019.

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Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets Tuesday
Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets Tuesday

The public is invited to attend the March meeting of the Rutherford Arts Alliance at 5:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening. It will be held at the Middle Tennessee Museum for Natural History: Earth Experience! (816 Old Salem Rd.).

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Welcome TSSAA Basketball Championships
Welcome TSSAA Basketball Championships

It's TSSAA high school basketball tournament time in Middle Tennessee, and MTSU once again is making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its guests and neighbors.

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Downtown Public Meeting 6PM Monday Night
Downtown Public Meeting 6PM Monday Night

A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for 6:00 o'clock Monday night to learn more about the development of the square block of downtown property where the Methodist church was previously located. It will be at First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Spring Street, adjacent to the development.

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Woman Dies After Being Hit By Several Vehicles
Woman Dies After Being Hit By Several Vehicles

A 23-year old Shelby County woman was killed on I-24 near the Rutherford-Davidson County line around 4:30 Sunday morning.

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State Rep. Mike Sparks Updates GA News
State Rep. Mike Sparks Updates GA News

49th District State Representative Mike Sparks (R) updates his work this past week in the General Assembly.

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2020 Special Kids Race Hosted 2,900+ Runners
2020 Special Kids Race Hosted 2,900+ Runners

The 9th Annual Special Kids Race was held Saturday morning at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Reenactors from the Stones River National Battlefield started each race by firing Civil War muskets for the more than 2,900 runners in the 15, 10K, 5K and family fun runs.

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Habitat's International Women Build
Habitat's International Women Build

On Saturday Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity kicked-off International Women Build Week with construction of all wall panels for a home that will be located in the new Legacy Point subdivision off Twin Oak Drive.

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Mindful Care April Bash At Hop Springs
Mindful Care April Bash At Hop Springs

The Mindful Care Spring Bash Benefit will take place Thursday, April 16, at Hop Springs, located at 6670 John Bragg Highway. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music, appetizers and door prizes. Your registration with Eventbrite will earn you one free beer ticket!

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MTE Crews Worked 90 Straight Hours--All Power
MTE Crews Worked 90 Straight Hours--All Power "ON" In Wilson County

As of Friday night (3/6/2020) and after 90 straight hours of work, the team at Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) has reduced the electric power outages to just scattered outages attributed to the recent tornado in Wilson County. While the is still much work yet to do in order to return the MTE grid and infrastructure to its pre-tornado state, virtually all MTE members have had their electric service restored.

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CAP Surveys Tennessee's Tornado Damage
CAP Surveys Tennessee's Tornado Damage

The Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) flew missions and deployed ground teams to survey damage caused by the deadly tornado that struck Nashville and surrounding mid-state communities.

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"Twixt and Tween" Seasons Brings Challenges

It's still "twixt and tween" the seasons as Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran uses computer samples to forecast construction areas for Murfreesboro motorists to avoid between now and March 14, 2020.

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MTSU Storm Help Set For Monday
MTSU Storm Help Set For Monday

Middle Tennessee State University will close most offices Monday (3/9/2020) to encourage employees to spend a "True Blue Day of Service" to volunteer with recovery efforts under way after this week's deadly Midstate storms.

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Tornado Help For Employers and Employees
Tornado Help For Employers and Employees

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has set up new phone lines for employers and employees impacted by the March 2 Tennessee tornadoes.

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State Sen. Reeves' Weekly Update
State Sen. Reeves' Weekly Update

State Senator Shane Reeves gives an update on this past week's activities in the General Assembly, but most of the focus was on the tragic storms that swept alongside the state capital early Tuesday morning.

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14 Companies Seeking 200 Employees Tuesday
14 Companies Seeking 200 Employees Tuesday

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. will host a job fair from 10:00AM to 1:00PM this coming Tuesday (3/10/2020). Fourteen employers seeking to fill more than 200 positions in Rutherford, Davidson, Wilson and Cannon counties.

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Serious 2-Vehicle Head-On Crash
Serious 2-Vehicle Head-On Crash

A serious Saturday morning crash on Manchester Pike resulted in drivers from both cars being air lifted to Nashville.

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More on the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Williamson County
More on the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Williamson County

One man in Williamson County, TN has tested positive for the virus and the department of health laboratory tested the individual, and has submitted results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Governor Lee stated at a press conference:

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Local Salvation Army Major Helping Out in Cookeville
Local Salvation Army Major Helping Out in Cookeville

Major Joe Irvin, who heads up the Rutherford County Salvation Army, is currently helping out in tornado ravaged areas of eastern Middle Tennessee.

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Super Tuesday Election Results 3.3.20 - UPDATED
Super Tuesday Election Results 3.3.20 - UPDATED

SUPER TUESDAY in Rutherford County, TN attracted 22.56 per cent of the registered voters. On election day a total of 25,281 persons voted, and 14,126 individuals took advantage of early voting. That means the early and election day totals was 39,407 of the 174,647 total number of registered voters here.

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Governor Forms Coronavirus Task Force
Governor Forms Coronavirus Task Force

Governor Bill Lee announced the formation of a Coronavirus Task Force to enhance Tennessee's coordinated efforts to prevent, identify, and treat potential cases of COVID-19.

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Wednesday AM Home Fire Total Loss
Wednesday AM Home Fire Total Loss

An early morning blaze at a home at 301 Jim Bowie Drive sent the Smyrna Fire Department out at 4:12 Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE: Operation Red Light Runners
UPDATE: Operation Red Light Runners

Fifteen drivers were cited for ignoring traffic lights Thursday during Operation Red Light Runners sponsored by the Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force.

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Tuesday Double Murder In La Vergne
Tuesday Double Murder In La Vergne

La Vergne Police are asking for help in locating a suspect believed to have been involved in a double homicide around 6:55 Tuesday night (3/3/2020). If you know where Jose Martin Coreas-Munoz is located, contact La Vergne Police.

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SIMPLY PURE SWEETS 4th Anniversary and New Location
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS 4th Anniversary and New Location

You've heard about SIMPLY PURE SWEETS on the WGNS' Birthday Club, they just had a ribbon cutting for their new location at 128 N. Church Street (east side of Murfreesboro square). The celebration was not only for the new location, but for their fourth anniversary as well.

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SE'YA Book Festival at MTSU March 12-14
SE'YA Book Festival at MTSU March 12-14

The Southeast Young Adult Book Festival is coming to MTSU on March 12-14, 2020. It will be held in the Student Union Building at 1768 MTSU Boulevard. SEYA's Treasurer Barb Collie told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that students would be able to talk with 46 authors as well as take some writing courses.

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TORNADO Hits Nashville, Wilson, Benton, and Putnam Counties
TORNADO Hits Nashville, Wilson, Benton, and Putnam Counties

UPDATE with AUDIO - Death Count now said to be at 24 and over 70 injured.

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New Trial Approved for Female Accused of Rape in Rutherford County
New Trial Approved for Female Accused of Rape in Rutherford County

There has been a turn of events for a woman convicted on charges that included the rape of her son in Rutherford County between 1999 and 2003.

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MTSU, Predators 'The General's Fund' partnership  will support Daniels Veterans Center
MTSU, Predators 'The General's Fund' partnership will support Daniels Veterans Center

The Nashville Predators stepped forward Monday to raise money and awareness for Middle Tennessee State University student veterans in distress and whose educational benefits have either expired or have been exhausted.

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Leap Year Homicide In Smyrna, TN
Leap Year Homicide In Smyrna, TN

On Saturday, Smyrna Police were called to 7021 Bridgewater Drive. When officers arrived they discovered a deceased male and female.

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DUI Cases Increases, but not always Alcohol DUI Cases
DUI Cases Increases, but not always Alcohol DUI Cases

Over the years law enforcement in Murfreesboro and throughout the state have seen an increase in the different types of DUI arrests that are being made.

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JOEY PEAY To Receive Red Cross'
JOEY PEAY To Receive Red Cross' "Hero Award"

Past Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chairman and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's CEO Joey Peay is being honored with the "HERO AWARD" at a breakfast, 7:30AM Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.

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Judge Eischeid Examines Walter Hill Case Closely!
Judge Eischeid Examines Walter Hill Case Closely!

Two Rutherford County School's educators remain off the job and without pay while the District Attorney, DHS, and County Schools continue their investigations into allegations of child abuse against Walter Hill Elementary School's Principal Helen Campbell and Special Needs Teacher Bonnie Marlar.

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"Mule Kicker" Gets MORE CHARGES

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that sixteen additional charges were filed against the "mule-kicker" suspect after video showed him allegedly kicking in store doors with the back of his legs.

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UPDATE On 111th TN General Assembly
UPDATE On 111th TN General Assembly

The seventh week of the last half of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly is now history, and State Senator Shane Reeves gives an update as to what has happened. He reports that it was a very busy and productive week at the capitol as several committees have begun wrapping up.

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Weather Yo-Yo Impacts Construction and Traffic
Weather Yo-Yo Impacts Construction and Traffic

The weather yo-yo continues in the Heart of Tennessee, and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns of areas motorists may wish to avoid between today and March 7, 2020.

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Getting Closer To Plans For
Getting Closer To Plans For "After Middle Point"

With the Middle Point Landfill nearing capacity, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS that work continues to find the best way to take care of the waste from local residents and businesses.

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Smyrna Police Need Help In Identifying This Man
Smyrna Police Need Help In Identifying This Man

Smyrna Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying a man involved in a theft at a local pawn shop.

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Daughter Shoots Mother With Dementia In Face
Daughter Shoots Mother With Dementia In Face

A daughter allegedly shot her disabled mother in the face with a pellet gun because she would not go to sleep Tuesday at their home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.

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Local Bowling Alley on NW Broad Street Making a Big Move to Old Sears Building
Local Bowling Alley on NW Broad Street Making a Big Move to Old Sears Building

The bowling alley on Broad Street first opened in 1957, so the move to the mall is somewhat historical for Murfreesboro - especially for residents who grew up in the community.

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Smyrna PD Execute Search Warrant On Home Saturday
Smyrna PD Execute Search Warrant On Home Saturday

Smyrna Police went to a home at 1826 Rock Springs Road where evidence of a massage parlor and a small amount of narcotics was seized.

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Boat Capsized--Family Survives Cold Lake!
Boat Capsized--Family Survives Cold Lake!

A Rutherford County man and his two sons were rescued from the cold waters of Percy Priest Lake Saturday night after their boat capsized.

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Rutherford County Man Argues his Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender
Rutherford County Man Argues his Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender

A Murfreesboro man who claims "He does not belong on the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry" has asked the courts to see his argument.

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New Name for
New Name for "Murfreesboro Public Works", now "Public Infrastructure"

Shakespeare asked "What's in a name"? The City of Murfreesboro responded by changing the Public Works Division to now be known as Public Infrastructure Division.

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MGM Tobacco & Beer Market Owner Still Critical but Stable
MGM Tobacco & Beer Market Owner Still Critical but Stable

Here's an update on 40-year old Malak Ishak, the owner of MGM Tobacco and Beer Market, 2415 Halls Hill Pike. He was shot several times in an armed robbery at 1:34 Monday afternoon, February 10, 2020. Ishak is improving, but still in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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RCS Not Budging On Returning Walter Hill Educators
RCS Not Budging On Returning Walter Hill Educators

"Because of an influx of speculation involving the suspension of two employees at Walter Hill Elementary School, Rutherford County Schools wishes to provide an update regarding the current status of the situation." The attorney representing suspended principal says, "The family is nothing less than shocked and appalled".

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Family SHOCKED By RCS' Response
Family SHOCKED By RCS' Response

The family of suspended Walter Hill Elementary School Principal Helen Campbell is "shocked and appalled" at the response from Director Bill Spurlock and Rutherford County Schools.

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911 Emergency Dispatchers Learning T-CPR
911 Emergency Dispatchers Learning T-CPR

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron presented a proclamation to the American Heart Association stating that all 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers will be required to be trained in Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (T-CPR).

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County Mayor FOR Returning Walter Hill Teachers To Jobs and Payng Past Wages
County Mayor FOR Returning Walter Hill Teachers To Jobs and Payng Past Wages

Now that the courts have dismissed the case against two Walter Hill Elementary School educators, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said the educator's past pay and jobs should be returned. However, Rutherford County Schools announced that they are keeping the educators on suspension.

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Armed Robbery At La Vergne Dollar General Tuesday Night
Armed Robbery At La Vergne Dollar General Tuesday Night

An armed robbery occurred around 9:45 Tuesday night at the Dollar General Store, 331 Fergus Road.Call La Vergne Police at 615-793-6295 if you recognize this man or have heard anything.

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Traffic Enforcement Impacted Business
Traffic Enforcement Impacted Business

And then there was the local business that had so many vehicles lined-up in their parking lot and police at the entrances, that customers attempting to pull-in, drove past instead.

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Main Street Murfreesboro's ANNUAL MEETING
Main Street Murfreesboro's ANNUAL MEETING

Main Street Murfreesboro celebrated three and a half decades Tuesday with its Annual Meeting at the Carriage Lane Inn, 337 East Burton Street.

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Blackman Boys Take District Hoops Championship
Blackman Boys Take District Hoops Championship

After winning the regular season title, the Blackman boys take the tournament crown over Siegel.

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Robbery at local apartment complex shows crime continues despite
Robbery at local apartment complex shows crime continues despite "Crime Free Multi-Housing Program" at apartment in question

UPDATE: Unfortunately, crime is nothing new at the address, although the apartment name has changed a few times.

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UPDATE: Boyfriend sentenced to 15 years in girlfriend's murder
UPDATE: Boyfriend sentenced to 15 years in girlfriend's murder

A boyfriend pleaded guilty this month to killing his girlfriend after an argument in 2017 at their Bell Buckle home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant said.

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Early Sunday Morning Fire Displaces Family Of Four
Early Sunday Morning Fire Displaces Family Of Four

Around 5:45 Sunday morning Murfreesboro Fire Rescue was called to a two-story multi-family townhouse at 315 Rowlette Circle, off Joe B. Jackson Parkway and near South Church Street.

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"Mule Kick Burglar" Is Behind Bars

A man, who police are calling the 'Mule Kick Burglar,' has been arrested and tied to at least 59 business break-ins in several Middle Tennessee communities. 35-year old Robert Shegog of Murfreesboro is locked in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center with bond set at $62,000.

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Agreement Reached In Kelsey Ketron Case
Agreement Reached In Kelsey Ketron Case

Kelsey Ketron appeared in court Monday (2/24/2020) and does not have to serve additional time behind bars. Instead she received 300 hours of community service time, 8-years of probation, and she pleaded no contest to 15 counts of fraud and forgery. along with being fined $10,000.

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Judge DISMISSES Cases Against Walter Hill Educators
Judge DISMISSES Cases Against Walter Hill Educators

The child abuse allegations against Helen Campbell and Bonnie Marlor were dismissed in the Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

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Oakland Girls Claim District Tournament Championship
Oakland Girls Claim District Tournament Championship

Coming off their semifinal win over number one Blackman, the Lady Patriots captured the District 7-AAA Tournament Championship defeating Riverdale 27-24.

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A Burnt Knob Road family suffered a fire in their home around 9:30AM Saturday morning.

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Don't Miss
Don't Miss "Wedding Dresses" Exhibit At Oaklands Mansion

There's just one week remaining to see "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades". It continues daily through March 1, 2020 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 Maney Avenue.

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Rutherford County Helped The Hungry Saturday
Rutherford County Helped The Hungry Saturday

Saturday turned out being a day for Rutherford County to help the hungry. County employees united at the Lane Agri-Park to package fresh food for the needy.

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Ram's Chilling Road Report
Ram's Chilling Road Report

Periods of sunshine is nice, but temps are less than thrilling, and motorists travel where shivering construction crews are chilling--so said Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran as he gave is "road forecast" for today through February 29, 2020.

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General Assembly Update
General Assembly Update

State Senator Shane Reeves gives an update on last week's activities in the Tennessee General Assembly. By the way, the Rutherford County delegation will be on WGNS next Friday, and you can phone questions to 615-893-1450.

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Murfreesboro Moms To The Rescue
Murfreesboro Moms To The Rescue

After learning from a viral social media post that sexual assault victims must leave their underwear with investigators, a Rutherford County mom's group decided to supply the emergency room at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with clean undergarments, slippers, and blankets for ladies in need.

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"Don't Run Redlights" 2-6PM Feb. 26 or anytime!

If you're late for school or work, that doesn't give you an excuse to run red lights. Motorists argue with the photos tied to traffic signals, and come-up with every excuse possible as to why they did not violate that law.

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Meet Author Beth Brock 10AM March 10th At Linebaugh
Meet Author Beth Brock 10AM March 10th At Linebaugh

At 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, the Linebaugh Public Library is hosting local author Beth Brock for a book signing of her new children's book My Name is Ryan. It tells the story of a little boy who is similar to other children in many ways, but very different in others.

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Powerful Message At MTSU's UNITY LUNCHEON
Powerful Message At MTSU's UNITY LUNCHEON

With less than a few hours' notice, the Rev. James McCarroll delivered a powerful message to several hundred people attending the 24th annual Unity Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.

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Have You
Have You "Early Voted"? Tuesday is LAST DAY!

Have you taken advantage of EARLY VOTING in this Presidential Preference Primary? This coming Tuesday is the last day of EARLY VOTING.

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4th Annual Equali-Tea March 18th at MTSU
4th Annual Equali-Tea March 18th at MTSU

The Fourth Annual Equali-Tea is set for 4:30PM Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020, in the elegant ballroom at MTSU's student union building. The event promotes female equality and is Co-Chaired by Elizabeth McPhee and Tara MacDougal.

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MAIN STREET'S ANNUAL MEETING is Tuesday
MAIN STREET'S ANNUAL MEETING is Tuesday

Main Street Murfreesboro will kick off its 35th anniversary at its annual meeting at 11:30AM this coming Tuesday morning at the Carriage Lane Inn, 337 E. Burton Street.

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Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help With 2 Cases
Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help With 2 Cases

Two non-related crimes committed on February 12, 2020, has Murfreesboro Police asking the public for help in identifying suspects. One involved a couple being robbed while walking to their apartment. The other is the theft of $3,700 of glasses from Lens Crafters in the Stones River Town Centre.

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ART RECEPTION 2-4PM This Sunday
ART RECEPTION 2-4PM This Sunday

The public is invited to the Tails of the City art exhibit reception featuring works by Sally Ham Govan this coming Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00PM in The Gallery at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.

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24-Year Old Devon Gault Arrested For 2 Bank Robberies
24-Year Old Devon Gault Arrested For 2 Bank Robberies

24-year old Devon Gault was arrested for robbing two Murfreesboro banks four months apart, using only a note. Quick work by Murfreesboro Police had him in cuffs less than an hour after the 3:05PM Wednesday afternoon robbery at First National Bank of Middle Tennessee, 3427 Memorial Boulevard.

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MPD Arrests Bank Robber Within 1-Hour
MPD Arrests Bank Robber Within 1-Hour

First National Bank of Middle Tennessee at 3427 Memorial Boulevard was robbed around 3:05PM Wednesday afternoon. Within an hour, Murfreesboro Police spotted and arrested the in a tree line near First Methodist Church and the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

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Bank Robbery---BOLO For This Man
Bank Robbery---BOLO For This Man

Around 3:05PM this (Wednesday 2/19/2020) afternoon, First National Bank of Middle Tennessee was robbed. Murfreesboro Police and the FBI are on-the-scene interviewing witnesses and combing the area to apprehend the robber.

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Big Rig Catches Fire Wednesday Morning In Smyrna
Big Rig Catches Fire Wednesday Morning In Smyrna

Around 5:35 Wednesday morning (2/19/2020) Smyrna Fire Rescue rushed to a tanker truck fire in the parking lot at McDonald's at 1855 Almaville Road.

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St. Thomas Rutherford's VERTICAL EXPANSION Nearing Completion
St. Thomas Rutherford's VERTICAL EXPANSION Nearing Completion

The old saying "to see the light at the end of the tunnel" is an accurate description for the three-story vertical expansion being carried out at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Officials estimate that it should be completed by this summer.

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SILVER ALERT Cancelled--Roy Has Been Found
SILVER ALERT Cancelled--Roy Has Been Found

The SILVER ALERT for 82-year old Roy Ellis Alexander has been cancelled. He was last seen around 8:00 o'clock Monday night when he went to KFC on the Old Fort Parkway. It has been learned that he was hospitalized after an auto crash in Humphreys County.

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UPDATE On Man Shot At Halls Hill Pike
UPDATE On Man Shot At Halls Hill Pike

The man shot around 1:34PM a week ago Monday afternoon (2/10/2020) is improving at Vanderbilt Medical Center. 40-year old Malak Ishak, owner of MGM Tobacco and Beer Market, is now in stable condition. In fact, reports indicate that he is awake and talking.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Gets Alzheimer's Information
Murfreesboro Rotary Gets Alzheimer's Information

Dena O'Neal from the Alzheimer's Association told Murfreesboro Rotary Club members that they now have a help hotline for families impacted by this disease or other forms of dementia: 1-800-272-3900.

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The Internet and the things you search or the pictures your post - Who owns them?
The Internet and the things you search or the pictures your post - Who owns them?

Did you know that one company is even selling their photographs to police departments around the country to enter into their facial recognition database?

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4 Displaced After Kitchen Fire In Smyrna, No Injuries!
4 Displaced After Kitchen Fire In Smyrna, No Injuries!

Four persons were displaced after a lunchtime fire in a kitchen caught a home on fire at 302 Chicken Pike around 12:30 Sunday afternoon Unattended cooking was the cause of this fire.

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Smyrna Police Need Help Identifying Robbers
Smyrna Police Need Help Identifying Robbers

Smyrna Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying individuals responsible for a theft of wire from a construction site. The burglary took place around 8:30AM Saturday morning, February 8, 2020 at approximately a hotel construction site at 800 Expo Drive.

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What's Happening At the Library?
What's Happening At the Library?

Lots of fun activities this month at the various branches of your Rutherford County Public Library. You're about to learn more about the "One Book" as well as special groups that will help expand your knowledge on various topics.

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UPDATE: Shooting at Whiskey Dix Bar
UPDATE: Shooting at Whiskey Dix Bar

Evidently, an altercation started inside the club early Sunday morning, which led to someone opening fire. The bar, which is off the downtown square in Murfreesboro, was full of patrons.

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RCSO Road Condition UPDATE
RCSO Road Condition UPDATE

Another night of below the freezing point temperatures. When you mix that with water on some roadways, you have a recipe for danger. Here's an update on road conditions here in Rutherford County.

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Help Smyrna Police Identify This Person of Interest
Help Smyrna Police Identify This Person of Interest

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect believed to be an individual involved in the theft of a handgun.If you recognize him, phone Detective Armstrong at 615-267-5012.

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"Grammy Awards" Exhibit At MTSU's Walker Library

To make the magic of the Grammy Awards last long beyond the ceremony, the James E. Walker Library has an exhibit to please any music lover. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Bluebird In The 'Boro Coming February 26 and 27
Bluebird In The 'Boro Coming February 26 and 27

Alive's annual benefit concert series, Bluebird in the Boro, returns to the Grove At Williamson Place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, February 26 and 27.

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St. Rose Student Jackson Sloan Was MPD Chief of the Day
St. Rose Student Jackson Sloan Was MPD Chief of the Day

All was calm and safe in Murfreesboro on Friday. St. Rose student Jackson Sloan enjoyed being "Police Chief for the Day" after his father purchased the honor in a silent auction fundraiser for the Beesley Foundation.

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County Commission Passes
County Commission Passes "Second Amendment Sanctuary"

At Thursday night's Rutherford County Commission meeting, a resolution was passed unanimously (21-0) that makes this a "Second Amendment Sanctuary".

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Help Smyrna Police Capture This Auto Burglar
Help Smyrna Police Capture This Auto Burglar

Auto burglaries are on the increase across Rutherford County, and Smyrna Police have surveillance photos of two crimes in progress. If you recognize this man, contact Smyrna Detective Allan Nabours at 615-267-5434.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

We're in the "between season mode", and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran mixes data from his computers with a dash of crystal ball views to give 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through February 22, 2020.

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MTSU Honored As Top School For Voter Registration
MTSU Honored As Top School For Voter Registration

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett officially presented MTSU with its top award in the 2019 Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition.

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TN Philharmonic--Thanks For The Memory!
TN Philharmonic--Thanks For The Memory!

Supporters of the Tennessee Philharmonic took a stroll through the big band era on Thursday night, and WGNS talk host and former sheriff Truman Jones helped bring the memories to life.

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William Green Indicted by Grand Jury
William Green Indicted by Grand Jury

A Murfreesboro man has been indicted and charged in connection with a 2019 overdose death of a man found deceased at a gas station in June 2019.

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SUV Stolen From 'Boro Crashes Into Mt. Juliet Home
SUV Stolen From 'Boro Crashes Into Mt. Juliet Home

A car stolen from Murfreesboro ended-up crashing through the side of a home on Central Pike near Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet.The vehicle was being pursued by Mt. Juliet police. The driver is 47-year old Glen Adams. He was checked-out and is now booked in the Wilson County Jail.

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Smyrna Police Need Help ID'ing This Woman
Smyrna Police Need Help ID'ing This Woman

Smyrna Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying an individual who is allegedly responsible for a theft at the Verizon Store on Sam Ridley Parkway. Contact Detective Stephen Hannah with the Smyrna Police Department, 615-267-5146.

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3 Spools of Copper Stolen From MED. Recognize Them?
3 Spools of Copper Stolen From MED. Recognize Them?

Three rolls of copper wire were stolen from the Murfreesboro Electric substation on Bridge Avenue. Surveillance cameras got pictures of the men, and their vehicle.

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Firehouse Subs Helps Smyrna Fire Get 3 Mobile LED Light Towers
Firehouse Subs Helps Smyrna Fire Get 3 Mobile LED Light Towers

Smyrna Fire Department (SFD) recently received a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase three Mobile LED Light Towers.

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UPDATE: Shooting/Robbery Victim @ MGM Tobacco & Beer
UPDATE: Shooting/Robbery Victim @ MGM Tobacco & Beer

More on the Monday afternoon robbery and shooting at MGM Tobacco & Beer Market, 2415 Halls Hill Pike, where the owner was shot while working in the store.

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Feb. 12-14 MTSU Matching Fund For Library Donations
Feb. 12-14 MTSU Matching Fund For Library Donations

A generous donation from the family of a former MTSU President James E. Walker celebrating the university library's 20th anniversary. Through its foundation, the family of the late James E. Walker will provide a 100 percent match for each dollar donated to the library that bears his name up to $20,000 to help launch the third annual True Blue Give Feb. 12-14.

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Man Rescued From Top Of La Vergne Cell Tower
Man Rescued From Top Of La Vergne Cell Tower

La Vergne's special ops team was called out for a high angle rescue after receiving a 911 call for a man who suffered a medical emergency at the top of a cell phone tower.

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RCSO Explorers Take Top Awards
RCSO Explorers Take Top Awards

Rutherford County Sheriff's Explorers captured four top 10 spots during the regional Boy Scouts Winterfest competition this weekend in Gatlinburg.

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Don't Drive On Roads Covered With Water
Don't Drive On Roads Covered With Water

Several days of heavy rainfall are in the forecast, and more water over roadways is likely. Some roads are already covered, Rutherford County Sheriffs Office warns motors not to drive on roads that are covered with water.In other words, "Turn around, don't drown.'

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Robbery-Shooting in Murfreesboro  - Clerk Shot
Robbery-Shooting in Murfreesboro - Clerk Shot

Murfreesboro Police Detectives are Investigating a robbery and shooting that took place at 1:34PM Monday afternoon at MGM Market, Beer and Tobacco Store at 2415 Halls Hill Pike. The criminal stole the clerk's 2010 black Nissan Rogue and fled (TN license tag 4M7-2B1).

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Kelsey Ketron Hearing Date Set For February 24, 2020
Kelsey Ketron Hearing Date Set For February 24, 2020

The Rutherford County Criminal Court Clerk's office indicates that the judge has called for a hearing on February 24, 2020 in the case dealing with Kelsey Ketron and Universal International Insurance Company.

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Saturday Night Structure Fire
Saturday Night Structure Fire

As firefighters arrived at a mobile home in Readyville, TN at 175 Sanford McElroy Road around 6:00 o'clock Saturday (2/8/2020) night, they reported heavy fire coming from the structure.

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Truman Jones Emcees Symphony Concert On Thursday
Truman Jones Emcees Symphony Concert On Thursday

The Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra is preparing for two months of fun. The first round is at 7:00 o'clock this coming Thursday for a concert--"Having The Time of Your Life" at First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane. WGNS Talk Host Truman Jones will be the emcee.

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Rep. Terry Applauds Gov. Lee's Move To Fix DMV
Rep. Terry Applauds Gov. Lee's Move To Fix DMV

Tennessee's Driver Service Centers may soon be able to provide shorter wait times and more efficient customer service. State Representative Bryan Terry applauds this move.

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Ram's Wintry Road Report
Ram's Wintry Road Report

We're in the "in between" season, it's winter and then a hint of warmer weather. Ups and downs create road challenges, and Traffic Engineer shows you where between today and February 15, 2020.

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Saturday Night Crash On Almaville Road, Off I-24 Exit
Saturday Night Crash On Almaville Road, Off I-24 Exit

Saturday night Smyrna Police along with Smyrna Fire Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of Almaville Road at Courier Place for a serious traffic crash.

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Larry Flowers'
Larry Flowers' "Man Behind The Badge"

The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division hosted sex trafficking awareness training for local hotel managers; a dispatcher helps save the life of a suicidal man more than 500 miles away.

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Sen. Shane Reeves--
Sen. Shane Reeves--"Last Week To File Bills Has Passed"

The 111th General Assembly continues at the capital in Nashville. State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) gives an update on what took place last week.

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This Man Is MISSING--Have You Seen Him?
This Man Is MISSING--Have You Seen Him?

Have you seen this missing man? Please contact Sheriff's Detective Joseph Duncan at 615-904-3041.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Reporter-Editor Speaks Monday
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Reporter-Editor Speaks Monday

A reporter and editor who overcame racial restrictions to champion diversity in journalism will share her experiences in an appearance at MTSU. Wanda Lloyd, founding executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, will speak at 2:20 Monday afternoon.

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450 Jobs Up For Grabs 10AM-1PM This Tuesday!
450 Jobs Up For Grabs 10AM-1PM This Tuesday!

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning until 1:00PM that afternoon. Fifteen employers will be there interviewing for more than 450 positions in Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson counties.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MTSU's Dr. Leah Lyons Honored
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MTSU's Dr. Leah Lyons Honored

MTSU Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Leah Lyons will receive one of the university's most cherished awards as part of its Black History Month celebration.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Rutherford County
Winter Weather Advisory for Rutherford County

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Rutherford County through noon Friday.

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UPDATES: Middle Point Landfill
UPDATES: Middle Point Landfill

As part of our ongoing commitment to safe and responsible landfill operations, the Middle Point Landfill team announced infrastructure projects recently completed or currently underway at the facility.

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Motorcyclist Karl J. Burdette Killed In Crash With Van
Motorcyclist Karl J. Burdette Killed In Crash With Van

Around 6:00 o'clock Monday night (2/3/2020) Smyrna Police responded to a motorcycle vs minivan crash at the intersection of South Lowry and Sam Griffin. Motorcyclist Karl J. Burdette was killed.

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Flooding Closes Roads
Flooding Closes Roads

There are numerous reports of flooding from heavy rains in Rutherford County. Many roads remain impassable.

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La Vergne Police Drug Arrests On Tonya Drive
La Vergne Police Drug Arrests On Tonya Drive

On Tuesday (2/4/2020) the La Vergne Police Narcotics unit executed a Narcotic search warrant in the 1300 block of Tonya Dr.

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SLOW DOWN--ROADS ARE SLIPPERY!
SLOW DOWN--ROADS ARE SLIPPERY!

Around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Haynes Drive near Tomahawk Trail.

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James Adkins Plead
James Adkins Plead "Guilty" In Shoplifting Ring

A Murfreesboro man accused in a multi-state fraudulent bar code shoplifting ring has plead guilty to the charge against him in the City of Murfreesboro. His wife has been cleared of charges.

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Aging Backwards? Run For It!
Aging Backwards? Run For It!

Who says that there's no such thing as aging backwards? Running 6 to 13 miles weekly might be the answer.

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ROBERT C. FULTON Charged With Arson
ROBERT C. FULTON Charged With Arson

After completing the investigation concerning a fire to an RV/camper in January, Rutherford County Fire Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit has charged a male suspect with setting fire to personal property.

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Governor Lee's State of the State Address 6PM
Governor Lee's State of the State Address 6PM

Governor Bill Lee's 2020 STATE OF THE STATE address is set for 6:00 o'clock tonight (Monday, 2/3/2020) from the House Chamber in the Tennessee State Capitol.. He is focusing on the economy, education and criminal justice reform.

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NSF's
NSF's "Macbeth" In Boro Thu-Sat ONLY!

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Winter Shakespeare production is MACBETH will be in Murfreesboro at MTSU's Tucker Theatre for only three performances (this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

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Sheriff Seizes $80K of Heroin in La Vergne
Sheriff Seizes $80K of Heroin in La Vergne

About $80,000 worth of illegal heroin was seized from a La Vergne couple by Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics detectives last month in La Vergne, a supervisor said.

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Battlefield's Controlled Burn Filled Sky With Smoke!
Battlefield's Controlled Burn Filled Sky With Smoke!

Dark clouds of smoke could be seen from miles away while a controlled burn took place Monday. Approximately 117 of the total 700-plus acres at the Stones River National Battlefield were impacted.

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MTSU Monitoring Coronavirus Closely
MTSU Monitoring Coronavirus Closely

Middle Tennessee State University continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak in China. There has been no travel between Murfreesboro and the Blue Raider's sister-school is Hangzhou, China.

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Gov. Bill Lee:  State of the State Address
Gov. Bill Lee: State of the State Address

Gov. Bill Lee delivered his State of the State address, showcasing Tennessee's progress over the past year and outlining his legislative and budget priorities for the coming year.

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Moving: New Dates for UNCLE DAVE and JAZZFEST
Moving: New Dates for UNCLE DAVE and JAZZFEST

JazzFest has been hit hard by heavy rain several times, and Uncle Dave Macon Days have had a mix of sweltering sun and summer storms. Both are making bold changes this year--2020!

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Prescribed Burns at Stones River Starting Monday
Prescribed Burns at Stones River Starting Monday

With all of the news of wildfires, don't get concerned when you see black smoke billowing into the air from the Stones River National Battlefield on Monday.

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UPDATE: Searcy Street Stabbing
UPDATE: Searcy Street Stabbing

Murfreesboro Police continue the investigation into a Thursday afternoon stabbing of a man at a home in the 1300 block of Searcy Street.

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13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala
13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala

The St. Thomas Rutherford held its 13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala Saturday night in the ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala Features Amy Grants
13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala Features Amy Grants

Grammy-winning artist Amy Grant will be in town at 5:30 tonight (2/1/2020)for the 13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala in the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1200 Conference Center Boulevard. In addition to serving as keynote speaker, Grant will perform a concert created exclusively for attendees.

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Ram's Road Forecast--Now through Feb. 8, 2020
Ram's Road Forecast--Now through Feb. 8, 2020

We're in the cold, dark and damp days of winter, and Murfreesboro Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks his computer to create areas for 'Boro motorists to avoid between now and February 8, 2020.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: True Blue Pioneers
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: True Blue Pioneers

In conjunction with February's Black History Month observances, Middle Tennessee State University is honoring eight former student-athletes for being True Blue pioneers.

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Sen. Reeves Concerned With Vaping and Cigarettes
Sen. Reeves Concerned With Vaping and Cigarettes

State Senator Shane Reeves noted that the General Assembly will meet in a joint session in the Tennessee State Capitol on Monday evening to hear Governor Bill Lee's second State of the State address.

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Veterans:
Veterans: "Care Appoinments" Scheduled Locally Starting Monday

Starting this Monday (2/3/2020), the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center will begin local scheduling of community care appointments for enrolled Veterans.

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To Vote In
To Vote In "SUPER TUESDAY", You Must Be Registered To Vote By Monday

Tennesseans who want to vote in the Super Tuesday, Presidential Preference Primary, must register to vote by this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

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A JAZZ GREAT In Boro At MTSU This Thursday
A JAZZ GREAT In Boro At MTSU This Thursday

Famed jazz drummer Roger Humphries will bring his 70-plus years of musical brilliance to MTSU's Hinton Music Hall at 7:30 this coming Thursday night. He will perform with university jazz faculty and the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I in the first 2020 concert of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.

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Black History Month Events At MTSU
Black History Month Events At MTSU

The struggle to obtain, maintain and promote the right to vote will be the focus of MTSU's 2020 celebration of Black History Month.

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NO Shadow...Spring Is Near!
NO Shadow...Spring Is Near!

The big question, "Will he or won't he?" Sunday, February 2nd was GROUND HOG'S DAY and neither Punxsutawney Phil nor Rutherford Ralph saw their shadows. As folklore has it, spring is almost here!

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President Trump Nominated BETH HARWELL To Serve On TVA Board
President Trump Nominated BETH HARWELL To Serve On TVA Board

Former State Representative Beth Harwell has been nominated for the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority by President Donald Trump. Last week, she was speaking at MTSU as Distinguished Visiting Professor.

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Sen. Dawn White Files Legislation To Stop Porch Pirates
Sen. Dawn White Files Legislation To Stop Porch Pirates

Under new legislation filed Thursday by State Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro), those who steal packages left in mailboxes or on doorsteps could face jail time. White says the legislation aims to stop 'porch pirates' by strengthening penalties for the theft of mail from a person's mailbox or porch.

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Solid Waste Department's Barney Dale Honored
Solid Waste Department's Barney Dale Honored

Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department employee Barney Dale has been named STARS award recipient for December 2019. Dale was honored by Mayor Shane McFarland prior to Thursday's (Jan. 30) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Is This Your Puppy? He Is At Mercury Blvd. Fire Hall
Is This Your Puppy? He Is At Mercury Blvd. Fire Hall

Have you lost your dog? An energetic and friendly puppy wandered into Murfreesboro Fire Rescue station #3 at 1511 Mercury Boulevard on Thursday.

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Hidden Acre Estates Rezoning Approved, 1st Reading
Hidden Acre Estates Rezoning Approved, 1st Reading

The Murfreesboro City Council convened at 7:00 o'clock Thursday evening and after much discussion, council voted 5 - 2 to rezone approximately 30-acres of land off Cason Trail for the purpose of creating Hidden River Estates.

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MPD Investigating Searcy Street Stabbing
MPD Investigating Searcy Street Stabbing

Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon stabbing in the 1300 block of Searcy Street. The victim has been taken by LifeFlight to the trauma facility at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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La Vergne 2nd Fire Chief Clark Speaks UP!
La Vergne 2nd Fire Chief Clark Speaks UP!

It has been one year since Chris Clark was officially installed as La Vergne's second fire chief and since then there have been many internal and external changes that Chief Clark believes will help the department succeed over time.

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Suicide Numbers in Rutherford County
Suicide Numbers in Rutherford County

Illegal drugs mixed with mental illness are potentially a combination for increased suicidal thoughts, which is...

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LPD Tuesday Night Pursuit Ends With Crash
LPD Tuesday Night Pursuit Ends With Crash

A man on bond for a Nashville murder has been taken into custody after leading La Vergne officers on a pursuit, crashing his car and fleeing on foot. 28-year old Robert Richards was arrested.

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If You Recognize Him, Call Smyrna Police
If You Recognize Him, Call Smyrna Police

Do you recognize this man? Early Sunday morning (January 26, 2020) between 5:30 and 6:00 AM, a man cut a hole through the back fence of Simply Self Storage at 300 Wolverine Trail in Smyrna and attempted to break into a storage unit.

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"Fiddler On The Roof" Opens At Arts Center of Cannon County

"Fiddler On The Roof" opens at the Arts Center of Cannon County, located at 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. The show runs January 31 - February 15, 2020.

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Educator-Community Leader Ivan Duggin Passed Away
Educator-Community Leader Ivan Duggin Passed Away

Well known local educator and supporter of law, Ivan Duggin passed away Monday (1/27/2020). Arrangements will be announced later from Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

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Symphony Guild's
Symphony Guild's "January Jazz" Great!

January Jazz II sponsored by the Murfreesboro Symphony Guild took place this past Saturday in Parrish Hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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County School's TOWN HALL MEETING
County School's TOWN HALL MEETING

RCS invites all parents to a TOWN HALL MEETING February 10, 2020 at Rocky Fork Middle School in Smyrna. It is for all parents and all grade levels.

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MPD Dispatcher Honored For Saving Life In Mississippi
MPD Dispatcher Honored For Saving Life In Mississippi

A Mississippi man who contemplated suicide, is alive thanks to the determination and quick thinking of a Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Specialist II (Dispatcher) who was nearly 500 miles away in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Representatives Sparks and Terry Honored by ACU
Representatives Sparks and Terry Honored by ACU

State Representatives Mike Sparks and Bryan Terry were both presented The Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union.

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MTSU's Weekend Hackathon Huge Success
MTSU's Weekend Hackathon Huge Success

On Sunday the fifth annual HackMT at MTSU concluded its 36-hour hackathon for college students from across the region.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

The wintry blast continues and impacts construction. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks the data and gives a road forecast for Murfreesboro motorists today through February 1, 2020.

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Report from State Senator Shane Reeves
Report from State Senator Shane Reeves

State Senator Shane Reeves reports that the second week of General Assembly was successful. In fact, Reeves and the Rutherford County delegation will be on WGNS this coming Friday morning (1/31/2020) from 8:10-9:00 and update constituents on what is being considered on capitol hill.

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Packed Friends of Linebaugh Luncheon
Packed Friends of Linebaugh Luncheon

Smyrna native Ellen Meacham was the featured speaker Saturday at the Annual Friends of Linebaugh Library Author Luncheon at The Woman's Club on East College Street. She spoke about her book Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi.

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Murfreesboro Honored at Saturday's NAACP Breakfast
Murfreesboro Honored at Saturday's NAACP Breakfast

A Murfreesboro firefighter, an Emergency Communications specialist, and a city councilmember were among those honored with awards presented at Saturday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in the James Union Building at MTSU.

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1st Methodist Begins 200th Anniversary Celebration
1st Methodist Begins 200th Anniversary Celebration

First United Methodist Church at 265 West Thompson Lane begins an 8-month journey celebrating its bicentennial year. The first event is at the church starting at 3:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon.

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FIrstBank Is Acquiring Franklin Synergy Bank
FIrstBank Is Acquiring Franklin Synergy Bank

FirstBank's parent company FB Financial is acquiring Franklin Financial Network, the parent of Franklin Synergy Bank, for $611-million. This arrangement increases the presence of FirstBank in both Rutherford and Williamson Counties.

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Tuesday's OPERATION 231 Was Big Success
Tuesday's OPERATION 231 Was Big Success

Tuesday's multi-agency crack-down on offending drivers called OPERATION 231 was very successful. Murfreesboro Police, Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, and Tennessee Highway Patrol wrote 162 citations on highway 231 in Rutherford County from Bedford County to the Wilson County line.

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Breaks Records and More
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Breaks Records and More

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue broke all records last year, plus this city's ISO rating could possibly increase to number one--in addition fire station number eleven in Blackman is expected to open this spring.

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State Releases Kelsey Ketron Orders
State Releases Kelsey Ketron Orders

The Secretary of State's Administrative Procedures Division released an agreed upon order imposing civil penalties and a voluntary revocation in the Kelsey Ketron case. A "criminal trial" is still set for April.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Has New CFO
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Has New CFO

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital here in Murfreesboro has a new Chief Financial Officer. Congratulations to Scott Furniss, MBA, CPA. He began his new duties on January 13, 2020.

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July 2019 Investigation into I-24 Fatality ends with Arrest this month
July 2019 Investigation into I-24 Fatality ends with Arrest this month

UPDATE: State Troopers say that 24 year old Josie Walden ran her vehicle into the T-DOT truck when her vehicle "Failed to maintain its lane." Upon impact the passenger in the Walden's vehicle died at the scene.The name of the passenger has been released as being Austin Tice.

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Call Smyrna Police If You Can ID This Man
Call Smyrna Police If You Can ID This Man

Phone Detective Allan Nabours 615-887-3319 if you know the man in this security camera picture from Regions Bank in Smyrna.

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Do You Recognize This Man? Call MPD.
Do You Recognize This Man? Call MPD.

If you recognize this man, phone Murfreesboro Police Detective Shan Harris at 629-201-5536.

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Teresa Collins Becomes St. Thomas' CNO February 3, 2020
Teresa Collins Becomes St. Thomas' CNO February 3, 2020

Effective Monday, February 3, 2020, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital welcomes industry veteran Teresa Collins as its new Chief Nursing Officer.

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TBI Director Rausch Appointed To Presidetial Commission
TBI Director Rausch Appointed To Presidetial Commission

On Wednesday Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

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MPD Chief Michael Bowen Receives Patriotic Award
MPD Chief Michael Bowen Receives Patriotic Award

Congratulations to Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen on receiving the Tennessee National Guard's PATRIOTIC EMPLOYER AWARD.

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UPDATE: New Rover Home for Murfreesboro Public Transportation System
UPDATE: New Rover Home for Murfreesboro Public Transportation System

Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million T-DOT grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.

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Help Charlie Pitts Find His
Help Charlie Pitts Find His "Longtime Friend"

Anyone who knows Charlie Pitts, knows that he is our community's singing barber. For people who go to Charlie for haircuts, know that his guitar is an extension of Charlie. Someone walked away with his guitar.

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12 Sheriff's Deputies Honored for Service
12 Sheriff's Deputies Honored for Service

Twelve deputies were recognized as Officers of the Month Tuesday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Cold Didn't Slow 16th Annual MLK March In 'Boro
Cold Didn't Slow 16th Annual MLK March In 'Boro

Bone chilling temperatures and snow flurries did not deter several hundred from participating in the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.

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Rutherford County Library System News
Rutherford County Library System News

What's happening at the Rutherford County Library System? You're about to find out . . .

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Dr. King Honored At La Vergne City Hall
Dr. King Honored At La Vergne City Hall

At 10:00 o'clock Monday morning, the 8th Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held at La Vergne City Hall.

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"Fiddle On The Roof" Starts Jan. 31st In Woodbury

The Arts Center of Cannon County at 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury, presents "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF", January 31 thru February 15, 2020.

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Pug-Fest March 14th at Barfield Park
Pug-Fest March 14th at Barfield Park

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!

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Fire Hall #4 Filled With Excitement Saturday
Fire Hall #4 Filled With Excitement Saturday

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.

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Feb. 12 St. Paul Sponsors JOURNEY HOME Luncheon
Feb. 12 St. Paul Sponsors JOURNEY HOME Luncheon

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.

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MTSU To LA For 62nd Grammy Awards
MTSU To LA For 62nd Grammy Awards

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.

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Kitrell Volunteer Fire Department's Country Ham Breakfast
Kitrell Volunteer Fire Department's Country Ham Breakfast

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.

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Friday PM Fire Destroys 12-Unit 3-Story Complex
Friday PM Fire Destroys 12-Unit 3-Story Complex

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.

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Wintry Blast Surprises Construction & Traffic
Wintry Blast Surprises Construction & Traffic

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.

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Smyrna Hosting CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
Smyrna Hosting CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

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.

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ROVER BUS Starts Saturday Routes Feb. 1, 2020
ROVER BUS Starts Saturday Routes Feb. 1, 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.

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Sen. Reeves Chairs Oversight Subcommittee
Sen. Reeves Chairs Oversight Subcommittee

State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee's Oversight Subcommittee.

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Five Outstanding RCSO Deputies Honored
Five Outstanding RCSO Deputies Honored

Five deputies who worked overtime to prevent traffic fatalities and injuries in 2019 received Community Service Awards from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Reminder: Special Kids Race March 7, 2020 at MMC
Reminder: Special Kids Race March 7, 2020 at MMC

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.

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UPDATE: Unidentified female killed by train Identified
UPDATE: Unidentified female killed by train Identified

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).

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Early Tuesday Blaze On Tonalist Way In Smyrna
Early Tuesday Blaze On Tonalist Way In Smyrna

Two individuals were displaced after a fire destroyed their home in Smyrna early Tuesday morning.

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A+ Storage: Northfield Village
A+ Storage: Northfield Village

Murfreesboro Building Codes says a 100,000 square foot storage complex is being constructed on the corner of Northfield Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road.

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La Vergne Police Welcome Third K-9 Officer
La Vergne Police Welcome Third K-9 Officer

La Vergne Police Department now has three K-9 officers, along with three certified K-9s.

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MFR Continues To Monitor Air Quality At Annadale Apartments
MFR Continues To Monitor Air Quality At Annadale Apartments

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.

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Emergency Responders Trained To Handle Active Shooters
Emergency Responders Trained To Handle Active Shooters

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.

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Census Workers Needed
Census Workers Needed

Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed issues proclamation that promotes the upcoming 2020 Census and encourages residents to participate.

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MLK Day Jan. 20---March at Noon from Central
MLK Day Jan. 20---March at Noon from Central

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.

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Third Annual Murfreesboro Laureate Program
Third Annual Murfreesboro Laureate Program

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.

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Do NOT Travel On WATER COVERED Roadways
Do NOT Travel On WATER COVERED Roadways

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.

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Webb School Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Webb School Celebrates 150th Anniversary

In honor of The Webb School's 150th Anniversary, the Follin Speaker Series will continue hosting special guests throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

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"Women's March" In 'Boro Next Week

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.

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Exhibit Opens Friday at Oaklands Mansion
Exhibit Opens Friday at Oaklands Mansion

The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion opens this coming Friday and continues daily through March 1, 2020.

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Ram's Road Rumblings--Watch Out!
Ram's Road Rumblings--Watch Out!

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.

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15 New MPD Officers Protect Our Community
15 New MPD Officers Protect Our Community

Fifteen new peace officers have completed Police Recruit Class 9-02 and take the oath to protect and serve this community.

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MTEMC Board Unanimously Approved Merger
MTEMC Board Unanimously Approved Merger

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.

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MPD's SOU Took Shooting Suspect Into Custody
MPD's SOU Took Shooting Suspect Into Custody

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.

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WGNS Now Signing On Daily with National Anthem
WGNS Now Signing On Daily with National Anthem

WGNS is bringing back what was a standard practice for radio and television stations.

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Sale of MED to MTEMC Approved
Sale of MED to MTEMC Approved

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'.

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Man Arrested For Shooting Ex-Girlfriend
Man Arrested For Shooting Ex-Girlfriend

An ex-boyfriend was apprehended for allegedly shooting his former girlfriend early Wednesday at her home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's lieutenant said.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

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).

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Big Rig Overturned Wednesday Morning On I-840
Big Rig Overturned Wednesday Morning On I-840

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.

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"To Merge" or not to "Merge" Electric Departments?

(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.

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Two Influenza Deaths In Tennessee
Two Influenza Deaths In Tennessee

Have you had your flu vaccination yet?

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Ascension-St. Thomas' Bryan Lowe Loves Helping
Ascension-St. Thomas' Bryan Lowe Loves Helping

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.

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Deceased Woman Found By Fireman In Her Car
Deceased Woman Found By Fireman In Her Car

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.

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Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Expands
Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Expands

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.

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County STATE Officials Invite Public To Smyrna
County STATE Officials Invite Public To Smyrna

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.

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New DOLLAR TREE Opening Soon On Memorial
New DOLLAR TREE Opening Soon On Memorial

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.

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New Haynes at Sulphur Springs Traffic Signal Now Working
New Haynes at Sulphur Springs Traffic Signal Now Working

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.

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16-Year Old Emily Owenby Missing
16-Year Old Emily Owenby Missing

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.

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Bonnaroo Line-Up Announced--June 11-14, 2020
Bonnaroo Line-Up Announced--June 11-14, 2020

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.

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La Vergne Population: 34,423--Cenus Day Nears
La Vergne Population: 34,423--Cenus Day Nears

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.

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Media and Classified Info Debated Forever
Media and Classified Info Debated Forever

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.

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Stopped Pickup On I-24 Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash
Stopped Pickup On I-24 Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash

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.

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Linebaugh Winter Reading Program
Linebaugh Winter Reading Program

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.

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Business At It's Best: February 4, 2020
Business At It's Best: February 4, 2020

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.

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Help Police Find This Suspect
Help Police Find This Suspect

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.

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More Open Dialogue Between Local State and County Leaders
More Open Dialogue Between Local State and County Leaders

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.

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Rutherford County Benefits If State and Local Government Work Together
Rutherford County Benefits If State and Local Government Work Together

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.

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Manchester Father Charged With MURDER: 6-wk old son
Manchester Father Charged With MURDER: 6-wk old son

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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Do You Feel Convicted Felons Should Have Voting Rights?
Do You Feel Convicted Felons Should Have Voting Rights?

Do you feel that convicted felons should have the right to vote? CLICK HERE to e-mail WGNS your thoughts.

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18th Polar Bear Plunge Is Now History!
18th Polar Bear Plunge Is Now History!

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!

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Could A
Could A "State Property Tax" Be In Our Future?

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."

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La Vergne Stolen Car, Police Chase, Teens Arrested
La Vergne Stolen Car, Police Chase, Teens Arrested

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.

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48-Year Old Jon Vanatta Dies In Airplane Crash
48-Year Old Jon Vanatta Dies In Airplane Crash

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.

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Meet Murfreesboro's Laureates At PCC
Meet Murfreesboro's Laureates At PCC

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.

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Thursday Morning House Fire On Centertree Dr.
Thursday Morning House Fire On Centertree Dr.

Around 10:48AM Thursday morning, a fire rapidly spread throughout a home in the 2300 block of Centertree Drive.

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Murfreesboro man charged with abuse of a corpse
Murfreesboro man charged with abuse of a corpse

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.

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Star Favored Gallagher Guitars Moves To 'Boro!
Star Favored Gallagher Guitars Moves To 'Boro!

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.

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Which Is Best: Incarceration $75/day or $4/day?
Which Is Best: Incarceration $75/day or $4/day?

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."

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Non-Profit Preservation Group Meets Jan. 16 at 7PM
Non-Profit Preservation Group Meets Jan. 16 at 7PM

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."

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Do You Recognize This Armed Robber?
Do You Recognize This Armed Robber?

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.

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Christiana Resident Gets Phone Service Repaired
Christiana Resident Gets Phone Service Repaired

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.

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Legal Aid Society To The Rescue
Legal Aid Society To The Rescue

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.

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2020 Bringing New Playground To La Vergne, TN
2020 Bringing New Playground To La Vergne, TN

2020 brings a new playground to Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne. The facility will be closed for several weeks as renovations take place.

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Murfreesboro Was Under Seige 157 New Year's Ago
Murfreesboro Was Under Seige 157 New Year's Ago

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.

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New Year's Day 5K Enjoyed By All!
New Year's Day 5K Enjoyed By All!

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.

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'Boro Relatively Quiet With The New Year
'Boro Relatively Quiet With The New Year

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.

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Murfreesboro's First Baby In 2020 Arrived At 6:07AM
Murfreesboro's First Baby In 2020 Arrived At 6:07AM

Happy New Year, happy birthday, and welcome to the world, Amoura Rose Handy!

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Some Parts of County Without Phone Service for Over A Week
Some Parts of County Without Phone Service for Over A Week

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.

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73rd Anniversary for WGNS--Thank You!
73rd Anniversary for WGNS--Thank You!

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!

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Barnabas Vision is Helping Others in Rutherford County
Barnabas Vision is Helping Others in Rutherford County

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...

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Collier Smith Honored by City Schools Foundation
Collier Smith Honored by City Schools Foundation

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...

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UPDATE: Customer Allegedly Attacks Victoria's Secret Worker in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Customer Allegedly Attacks Victoria's Secret Worker in Murfreesboro

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...

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"Act of Kindness" To Police Officer

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.

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Do You Recognize This Person? Call Smyrna Police.
Do You Recognize This Person? Call Smyrna Police.

Smyrna Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying an individual that purchased items with counterfeit currency.

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Rutherford Society Gala Features Amy Grant
Rutherford Society Gala Features Amy Grant

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.

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LPD Thanks J-ROTC at LHS
LPD Thanks J-ROTC at LHS

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.

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Do NOT Attempt To Travel On Water Covered Roads
Do NOT Attempt To Travel On Water Covered Roads

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.

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High Water Rescues Sunday Night
High Water Rescues Sunday Night

On Sunday evening, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a Water Rescue at the intersection of Paw Paw Springs Rd and Independent Hill Road.

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Saturday Morning Fire at Chariot Pointe Apartments
Saturday Morning Fire at Chariot Pointe Apartments

Around 6:10 Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire on Chariot Pointe, 1710 East Northfield Boulevard.

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Traffic Challenges Getting Back To Normal
Traffic Challenges Getting Back To Normal

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.

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John Liehr to Administrative Captain of SPD
John Liehr to Administrative Captain of SPD

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.

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Thursday Night Car Fire I-24 Eastbound at MM 73
Thursday Night Car Fire I-24 Eastbound at MM 73

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.

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Retire
Retire "Old Glory" With RESPECT!

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.

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Friday Afternoon Home Fire on Chickasaw Road
Friday Afternoon Home Fire on Chickasaw Road

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to a home fire on Chickasaw Road around 3:10 Friday afternoon.

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Have You Seen 39-Year Old Misty Pannett?
Have You Seen 39-Year Old Misty Pannett?

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.

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MTSU Students Digging Up History
MTSU Students Digging Up History

MTSU students are unearthing an important chapter in Nashville history and American history -- one small plot at a time.

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MADD Honors RCSO For DUI Arrests!
MADD Honors RCSO For DUI Arrests!

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.

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MTSU Offering
MTSU Offering "Introduction To Sign Language"

MTSU's Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) again invites the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.

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Give Blood To RED CROSS Before Jan. 5, 2020
Give Blood To RED CROSS Before Jan. 5, 2020

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.

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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.

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Dr. Burriss Commentary On American's Knowledge
Dr. Burriss Commentary On American's Knowledge

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?"

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LPD Chief Walker Welcomes New Officer
LPD Chief Walker Welcomes New Officer

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.

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When You See Drunk Drivers---Be A Good Witness
When You See Drunk Drivers---Be A Good Witness

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.

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Shop With The Sheriff Brings Huge Smiles
Shop With The Sheriff Brings Huge Smiles

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.

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Smyrna Police Need Help In Identifying This Man
Smyrna Police Need Help In Identifying This Man

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.

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LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS, HIDE VALUABLES!
LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS, HIDE VALUABLES!

A word to the wise, when you park your vehicle at night--don't leave valuables in plain sight and LOCK YOUR DOORS!

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Congratulations New MTSU ROTC 2nd Lieutenants
Congratulations New MTSU ROTC 2nd Lieutenants

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.

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Feed The Brains and Stomachs--Even At Christmas
Feed The Brains and Stomachs--Even At Christmas

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.

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Christmas Fires: Don't Leave Cooking Unattended
Christmas Fires: Don't Leave Cooking Unattended

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.

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UPDATED: Charlie Farrer Visitation and Service Saturday
UPDATED: Charlie Farrer Visitation and Service Saturday

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.

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Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates Helps Veterans
Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates Helps Veterans

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

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Community Meeting January 8, 2020 (6-8PM)
Community Meeting January 8, 2020 (6-8PM)

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.

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Nolensville Home Burns Saturday Night
Nolensville Home Burns Saturday Night

A large home on McCandless Road in nearby Nolensville became fully engulfed in flames on Saturday evening.

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Smyrna Begins The
Smyrna Begins The "9PM ROUTINE"

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.

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3rd Quarter TN Housing rEPORT Is POSITIVE
3rd Quarter TN Housing rEPORT Is POSITIVE

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.

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TRAFFIC REPORT: No lane closures, No Construction
TRAFFIC REPORT: No lane closures, No Construction

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.

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Big Rig Overturns In Smyrna Early Saturday
Big Rig Overturns In Smyrna Early Saturday

Around 4:45AM Saturday morning traffic on Jefferson Pike when a big rig overturned and completely blocked the roadway. There were no injuries.

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RETAILERS BEWARE: Perfume Thefts Abound In Smyrna
RETAILERS BEWARE: Perfume Thefts Abound In Smyrna

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.

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911 Callers Using Smart Phones Can Send Video
911 Callers Using Smart Phones Can Send Video

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.

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Promotions and Retirement End A Successful Year
Promotions and Retirement End A Successful Year

Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen promotes four sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, and one longtime civilliam employee retires.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest of
Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest of "Murder Suspect"

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.

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Assessor Rob Mitchell Received Leadership Certificate
Assessor Rob Mitchell Received Leadership Certificate

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.

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Third Largest Airport In TN Is In Rutherford County
Third Largest Airport In TN Is In Rutherford County

The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority and Atkins North America continue to update the Airport's Master Plan.

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Whit Adamson Retiring, Chris Baker Next TAB President
Whit Adamson Retiring, Chris Baker Next TAB President

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.

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Vote On MED-MTEMC Merger Postponed To Jan. 9, 2020
Vote On MED-MTEMC Merger Postponed To Jan. 9, 2020

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.

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Tara Stone New E.D. of HOT Red Cross
Tara Stone New E.D. of HOT Red Cross

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.

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Deborah Allen Donates 90 Ukuleles To VU's Children's Hospital
Deborah Allen Donates 90 Ukuleles To VU's Children's Hospital

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.

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Dont Let Christmas Be Dark
Dont Let Christmas Be Dark

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.

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MINDFUL CARE ADULT DAY SERVICES License Is Renewed
MINDFUL CARE ADULT DAY SERVICES License Is Renewed

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.

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MTSU Says
MTSU Says "Thank You"

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.

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ACLU Suing Neighboring Mt. Juliet For Banning Surgical Abortions
ACLU Suing Neighboring Mt. Juliet For Banning Surgical Abortions

Neighboring Mt. Juliet in Wilson County is being sued by the ACLU for banning surgical abortions within the city limits.

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Domestic Violence Center Appoints Downing
Domestic Violence Center Appoints Downing

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center is proud to announce the appointment of Ericka Downing as the center's new Executive Director.

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St. Thomas Rutherford BABIES Are The Best!
St. Thomas Rutherford BABIES Are The Best!

The Tennessee Department of Health presented St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital with 2019 "BEST for Babies" award.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS At City Hall 6:00PM Thursday Night
PUBLIC COMMENTS At City Hall 6:00PM Thursday Night

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).

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Clarksville Suspects May Have Ties To Rutherford County
Clarksville Suspects May Have Ties To Rutherford County

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.

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"Holiday Depression" Program Monday 7:00PM

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.

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Gernell Jenkins New Patterson Park CC Superintendent
Gernell Jenkins New Patterson Park CC Superintendent

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.

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Shoplifting Ring, Fraudulent Bar Codes and More
Shoplifting Ring, Fraudulent Bar Codes and More

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.

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County's Ben Friend Is Now A Licensed P.E.
County's Ben Friend Is Now A Licensed P.E.

Congratulations to Rutherford County Public Works Engineer Ben Friend passed the Professional Engineering Exam and is now a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).

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Consumers May Soon Avoid Hidden Cable Fees
Consumers May Soon Avoid Hidden Cable Fees

New government legislation may stop cable and satellite companies from hiding fees and charges.

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Happy Birthday Motlow State,
Happy Birthday Motlow State,

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.

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Senate THUMBS-UP On Pay and Housing For Troops!
Senate THUMBS-UP On Pay and Housing For Troops!

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.

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TN Consumer Confidence Highest Since MTSU Began Study
TN Consumer Confidence Highest Since MTSU Began Study

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.

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Exchange Club of Murfreesboro $2,500 To City Schools Foundation
Exchange Club of Murfreesboro $2,500 To City Schools Foundation

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $2,500 to the City Schools of Murfreesboro Foundation.

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Murfreesboro's Ryan James Fitzner Arrested
Murfreesboro's Ryan James Fitzner Arrested

Franklin Police arrested Murfreesboro resident Ryan James Fitzner and charged him with solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

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SECRET SANTAS Visit Child Advocacy Center
SECRET SANTAS Visit Child Advocacy Center

There were tears, laughter and hugs as SECRET SANTAS made a surprise stop at Murfreesboro's Child Advocacy Center.

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TN Exports Down 6.6% From 2018
TN Exports Down 6.6% From 2018

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.

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SCAN Volunteers Making Christmas Brighter
SCAN Volunteers Making Christmas Brighter

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.

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Another Shooting In La Vergne--11:30PM Saturday
Another Shooting In La Vergne--11:30PM Saturday

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.

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Teen Shot While Driving In La Vergne Has Died
Teen Shot While Driving In La Vergne Has Died

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.

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Boro Art Crawl--plus reception in City Hall Rotunda
Boro Art Crawl--plus reception in City Hall Rotunda

The Boro Art Crawl took place Friday night, and one of the stops was the Rotunda of the Mrfreesboro City Hall.

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Ram's
Ram's "Looking Like Christmas" Traffic Updates

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.

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Congrats To NEW
Congrats To NEW "Blue Raider" Alumni

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.

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Smyrna Police Need Public's Help In Locating Kelsey Bowen
Smyrna Police Need Public's Help In Locating Kelsey Bowen

She Smyrna Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Kelsey Bowen, also known as Kelsey Burnette.

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SUNDAY is last day to sign-up for Affordable Care Act
SUNDAY is last day to sign-up for Affordable Care Act

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

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Census Takers Needed:  Pay $21/hr.
Census Takers Needed: Pay $21/hr.

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.

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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA In 'Boro
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA In 'Boro

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.

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St. Thomas Rutherford's 2019 Physician Awards
St. Thomas Rutherford's 2019 Physician Awards

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.

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Have You Been Victimized By This Man?
Have You Been Victimized By This Man?

La Vergne Police are looking for anyone who may have been victimized by a bigamy suspect who was arrested earlier this month.

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SWAT Team Persuades Christopher Barrow To Leave
SWAT Team Persuades Christopher Barrow To Leave

Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office negotiated with a wanted suspect who had barricaded himself inside his home Thursday afternoon.

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TN Philharmonic Christmas Concert Huge Success!
TN Philharmonic Christmas Concert Huge Success!

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.

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Suspect Accused of Using Stolen Credit Card
Suspect Accused of Using Stolen Credit Card

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.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Gets Updates
MTSU Board of Trustees Gets Updates

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.

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Fatal Saturday Morning Crash On Warrior Drive - Charges Pending
Fatal Saturday Morning Crash On Warrior Drive - Charges Pending

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.

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Monday Morning Construction Fire At Westbrooks Towers
Monday Morning Construction Fire At Westbrooks Towers

Around 10:00 o'clock Monday morning Murfreesboro Fire Rescue received a call about a fire at Westbrook Towers on 515 North Walnut Street.

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2019 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade Breaks Records!
2019 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade Breaks Records!

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.

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Saturday PM Chimney Fire At Home Behind Chamber
Saturday PM Chimney Fire At Home Behind Chamber

On Saturday afternoon units from Rutherford County Fire Rescue answered a chimney fire call to Crosspark Drive.

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Chrstiana Dollar General Closed By Fire
Chrstiana Dollar General Closed By Fire

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.

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Christmas Parade 2:00PM This Sunday In Murfreesboro
Christmas Parade 2:00PM This Sunday In Murfreesboro

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".

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SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is OPEN At 128 N. Church St.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is OPEN At 128 N. Church St.

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.

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Ram's Holiday Season Road Report
Ram's Holiday Season Road Report

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.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Honored By MAP
Cripple Creek Cloggers Honored By MAP

The Cripple Creek Cloggers have been selected for the 2019 Best of Murfreesboro Award Program (MAP) in the Performing Arts category.

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17th Murfreesboro Rotary Hotcakes & Holly Huge Success
17th Murfreesboro Rotary Hotcakes & Holly Huge Success

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.

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Tractor Fire In Christiana...NO Injuries!
Tractor Fire In Christiana...NO Injuries!

A Friday morning there was a tractor fire on Rucker Road in the Christiana Community.

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SCAN Bringing Christmas To Elderly
SCAN Bringing Christmas To Elderly

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.

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Electricity Merger Public Open House Wednesday
Electricity Merger Public Open House Wednesday

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.

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An Old Fashioned Christmas On The Square
An Old Fashioned Christmas On The Square

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.

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Thank You RCSO K-9 Ethel...RIP
Thank You RCSO K-9 Ethel...RIP

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.

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Arrest Made In A Smyrna Homicide
Arrest Made In A Smyrna Homicide "Cold Case"

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.

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Wednesday AM Chase La Vergne To Boro
Wednesday AM Chase La Vergne To Boro

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.

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PUBLIC HEARING 7PM Dec. 19, 2019
PUBLIC HEARING 7PM Dec. 19, 2019

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.

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Ram's Start of Christmas Traffic Report
Ram's Start of Christmas Traffic Report

Ram Balachandran's helpful traffic report is back after he took some family vacation time. Welcome home.

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Woman Wanted For Passing Bogy Prescriptions
Woman Wanted For Passing Bogy Prescriptions

A woman driving a blue Toyota RAV4 is wanted by Smyrna Police for reportedly using fraudulent prescriptions at area pharmacies.

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Only 2 Runs:
Only 2 Runs: "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe"

"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.

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"Shop With The Sheriff" This Coming Tuesday Night

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.

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La Vergne PD Tased Male After High Speed Chase
La Vergne PD Tased Male After High Speed Chase

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.

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Phone MPD If You Know Man or Woman
Phone MPD If You Know Man or Woman

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.

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What Is DOORS OF HOPE TUESDAY?
What Is DOORS OF HOPE TUESDAY?

What is the Doors of Hope's "Giving Tuesday"?

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Car Falls From Jack And Kills Auto Repairman
Car Falls From Jack And Kills Auto Repairman

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.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Call MPD 629-201-5507
Do You Recognize This Man? Call MPD 629-201-5507

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.

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Broad at Church Traffic Lights Off Tuesday Morning
Broad at Church Traffic Lights Off Tuesday Morning

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.

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Overloaded Electrical Circuit Started Motel Fire
Overloaded Electrical Circuit Started Motel Fire

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.

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SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is Almost Ready To Open
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Is Almost Ready To Open

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.

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Rex Gaither and Todd Spearman First Smyrna Assistant Town Managers
Rex Gaither and Todd Spearman First Smyrna Assistant Town Managers

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.

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SUV Slams Into Apartment 8:45AM Monday
SUV Slams Into Apartment 8:45AM Monday

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.

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T-DOT Installing Hi-Tech Signals To Improve Traffic Flow
T-DOT Installing Hi-Tech Signals To Improve Traffic Flow

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.

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Sunday Fire At Jackson Motel
Sunday Fire At Jackson Motel

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.

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26th Art Studio Tour Was A Success
26th Art Studio Tour Was A Success

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.

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Murfreesboro Hires Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer
Murfreesboro Hires Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer

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.

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RCSO Lt. Will Holton Completes NW University Program
RCSO Lt. Will Holton Completes NW University Program

Sheriff's Lt. Will Holton graduated from the 22-week School of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University.

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Smyrna Depot Sign Is BACK At Train Station
Smyrna Depot Sign Is BACK At Train Station

Smyrna Depot's original sign has finally returned home.

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Do You Recognize This Woman?
Do You Recognize This Woman?

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.

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Simply Pure Sweets Moving To Square
Simply Pure Sweets Moving To Square

(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.

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VIDEO: Man and Woman arrested for a string of business burglaries in Murfreesboro
VIDEO: Man and Woman arrested for a string of business burglaries in Murfreesboro

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.

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Kay Jewelers In Smyrna Robbed Of $15K In Rings
Kay Jewelers In Smyrna Robbed Of $15K In Rings

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.

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Art Studio Tour 10AM-5PM This Sat. and Sun.
Art Studio Tour 10AM-5PM This Sat. and Sun.

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.

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Do You Know These People?  Call MPD.
Do You Know These People? Call MPD.

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.

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Now You See It...Next You Don't
Now You See It...Next You Don't

Notice something missing from the corner of East Vine Street and Academy? What memories did you have with 220 East Vine Street?

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Business Person/Legend Nominees Due 11/27
Business Person/Legend Nominees Due 11/27

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.

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Smyrna: Not An Armed Robbery, But Drugs!
Smyrna: Not An Armed Robbery, But Drugs!

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.

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By Law, Everyone Must Report Child Abuse!
By Law, Everyone Must Report Child Abuse!

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.

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Mayor McFarland Researches More Questions
Mayor McFarland Researches More Questions

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.

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Remains Identified As Missing Teen Devin Bond
Remains Identified As Missing Teen Devin Bond

Medical examiners identified missing youth Devin Bond from the remains found Wednesday in the Barfield community of Rutherford County, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.

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Mayor McFarland Researches Questions From Public
Mayor McFarland Researches Questions From Public

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.

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Tradition Continues...MTSU Football Honors Veterans
Tradition Continues...MTSU Football Honors Veterans

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.

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Middle Point's Jernigan Urges Public Recycling
Middle Point's Jernigan Urges Public Recycling

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.

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Senior Horse and Cat Sanctuary Open House Next Saturday
Senior Horse and Cat Sanctuary Open House Next Saturday

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.

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Smell Closed Middle TN Blvd. Kroger...Cleared And Open Now
Smell Closed Middle TN Blvd. Kroger...Cleared And Open Now

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.

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More Tennesseans Died of Opioid Crisis Than Crashes
More Tennesseans Died of Opioid Crisis Than Crashes

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.

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4 Drug Arrests In Neighboring DeKalb County
4 Drug Arrests In Neighboring DeKalb County

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.

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UPDATE: Devin Bond Investigation
UPDATE: Devin Bond Investigation

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.

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Dr. Grandin Spoke On ANIMALS and AUTISM
Dr. Grandin Spoke On ANIMALS and AUTISM

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.

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Heavy Damage At Friday PM Fire At Rivermont
Heavy Damage At Friday PM Fire At Rivermont

On Friday afternoon two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane.

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Skull Found In Rural SE Part of County
Skull Found In Rural SE Part of County

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.

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Tis The Season of Food--Plan Exercising In 2020
Tis The Season of Food--Plan Exercising In 2020

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.

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AM Thursday Crash at N. Maney and E. Lytle
AM Thursday Crash at N. Maney and E. Lytle

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.

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Changes:The Grove, Traffic, Preserving History
Changes:The Grove, Traffic, Preserving History

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.

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The Batey Family Is Out Of The Grove
The Batey Family Is Out Of The Grove

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.

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Rutherford CABLE Seeking Nominees
Rutherford CABLE Seeking Nominees

RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2020 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

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Wooded Search Continues For Teen Missing 2 1/2 Years
Wooded Search Continues For Teen Missing 2 1/2 Years

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.

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MTSU Dances To Keep Less Fortunate Warm
MTSU Dances To Keep Less Fortunate Warm

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.

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DAR's National American Indian Heritage Month
DAR's National American Indian Heritage Month

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."

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Council Workshop Wednesday AM at MPD
Council Workshop Wednesday AM at MPD

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.

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Help Needed In Identifying This Suspect
Help Needed In Identifying This Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect in Murfreesboro's Victoria's Secret.

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TN Forestry Creating FIRE STRIKE TEAM
TN Forestry Creating FIRE STRIKE TEAM

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.

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MTSU Students Raising $ To Honor FB Player
MTSU Students Raising $ To Honor FB Player

MTSU students will raise money at an upcoming football game to honor a former player whose life was cut short in a tragic accident.

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Murfreesboro Veterans Day (full audio)
Murfreesboro Veterans Day (full audio)

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.

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Smyrna's New Town Engineer Is On The Job
Smyrna's New Town Engineer Is On The Job

Smyrna Town Manager Brian Hercules announced that the new Engineer Charles N. King took over in that new position last week.

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Rutherford Fire Rescue Wins Chili Cookoff
Rutherford Fire Rescue Wins Chili Cookoff

The Rutherford County Fire Rescue team's entry won the Chili Cookoff at the Rutherford County Courthouse on the square Friday.

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Arts Alliance Meets for Lunch Tuesday
Arts Alliance Meets for Lunch Tuesday

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.

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MPD Needs Your Help With This Black Truck
MPD Needs Your Help With This Black Truck

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.

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WGNS Off The Air When Vehicle Downs Pole
WGNS Off The Air When Vehicle Downs Pole

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.

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Oaklands
Oaklands "Candlelight Tour of Homes" Locations Announced

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.

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"A Christmas Story" in Woodbury, TN

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.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Continues It Centennial Celebration!
Murfreesboro Rotary Continues It Centennial Celebration!

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.

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Kelsey Ketron-Randolph Was Released On Bond Friday
Kelsey Ketron-Randolph Was Released On Bond Friday

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.

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Early Thursday AM SUV vs Motorcycle Crash Downtown
Early Thursday AM SUV vs Motorcycle Crash Downtown

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.

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UPDATE: Readyville Teen Killed In Wednesday AM Crash
UPDATE: Readyville Teen Killed In Wednesday AM Crash

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.)

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Simply Pure Sweet's Matthew Joseph Top Speller
Simply Pure Sweet's Matthew Joseph Top Speller

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.

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Thursday Morning Home Fire In Smyrna
Thursday Morning Home Fire In Smyrna

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.

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TBI Arrests Two Smith County Murder Suspects
TBI Arrests Two Smith County Murder Suspects

In neighboring Smith County, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have secured indictments for two additional men in an ongoing homicide investigation.

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Parking at the Future Retail, Office, Hotel Development off the Murfreesboro Square
Parking at the Future Retail, Office, Hotel Development off the Murfreesboro Square

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?

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YOUTH CAST of
YOUTH CAST of "The Music Man" Nov. 15-24, 2019

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.

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Middle TN Horse Dies of W. Nile Virus
Middle TN Horse Dies of W. Nile Virus

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.

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One Dead, One Injured In Wednesday Morning Crash
One Dead, One Injured In Wednesday Morning Crash

The cause of grid-lock traffic on Northwest Broad Street around 10:30 Wednesday morning was because of a single-car fatal crash.

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The Three Local Rotary Clubs Helping Habitat for Humanity
The Three Local Rotary Clubs Helping Habitat for Humanity

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.

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Rotary Gov. Huffman Congratulates Local Club On 100-Years
Rotary Gov. Huffman Congratulates Local Club On 100-Years

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.

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UPDATE: Kelsey Ketron Faces 70 Different Charges
UPDATE: Kelsey Ketron Faces 70 Different Charges

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.

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Arnold Engineering Reminisces
Arnold Engineering Reminisces

Arnold Air Force Base in neighboring Coffee County held its annual "Appreciation Day" to honor former military and staff.

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Kelsey Ketron Charged With 3 Sealed Indictments
Kelsey Ketron Charged With 3 Sealed Indictments

Kelsey Ketron was charged with three sealed indictments by Murfreesboro Police around 7:00 o'clock Monday night.

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Do You Recognize These Burglars In Rockvale?
Do You Recognize These Burglars In Rockvale?

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.

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Sunday Morning Home Fire In Cannon County
Sunday Morning Home Fire In Cannon County

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.

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MTSU's
MTSU's "Operation Song" for Veterans

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.

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Kelsey Ketron's Dismissal Request Denied
Kelsey Ketron's Dismissal Request Denied

A request from Kelsey Ketron's attorney asking for dismissal of the case has been denied by the judge.

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Early Sunday Crash Traps One On Guy James Rd.
Early Sunday Crash Traps One On Guy James Rd.

An early Sunday morning crash near the MTSU dairy farms on Guy James Road had one person trapped.

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Sunday Night 4-Car Crash I-24 at Almaville Rd.
Sunday Night 4-Car Crash I-24 at Almaville Rd.

There was a four-vehicle crash around 6:15PM Sunday evening on I-24 at Almaville Road (mile marker 70).

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Ram Reports Blast of Cold Temps Creates Change
Ram Reports Blast of Cold Temps Creates Change

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.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets November 12, 2019
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets November 12, 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.

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Habitat's COOKIN' TO BUILD Best Turnout Ever!
Habitat's COOKIN' TO BUILD Best Turnout Ever!

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.

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Bridge Named To Honor The Late Kent Coleman
Bridge Named To Honor The Late Kent Coleman

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.

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CHANGE CLOCKS--Fall Back This Weekend!
CHANGE CLOCKS--Fall Back This Weekend!

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.

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MPD Seeks Public Help In Solving 2 Stolen Boats Case
MPD Seeks Public Help In Solving 2 Stolen Boats Case

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.

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Trick or Treat--'Boro Youth Enjoyed The Sweets!
Trick or Treat--'Boro Youth Enjoyed The Sweets!

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.

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19 Days of Activisim:  Nov. 1-19, 2019
19 Days of Activisim: Nov. 1-19, 2019

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.

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Budget Closer To Helping Parks, Farmers, Opioid Regs
Budget Closer To Helping Parks, Farmers, Opioid Regs

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.

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT Coming To Haynes Dr @ Sulphur Springs
TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT Coming To Haynes Dr @ Sulphur Springs

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.

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Judge Don Ash Named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal
Judge Don Ash Named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

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.

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Rutherford County Gets
Rutherford County Gets "SAFE BABY COURT"

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.

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TRUNK OR TREAT 6-7PM TONIGHT
TRUNK OR TREAT 6-7PM TONIGHT

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.

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Masonic Lodge, Site of Great Food and Fellowship
Masonic Lodge, Site of Great Food and Fellowship

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.

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TBI Two-Day Operation Arrests16 Men On
TBI Two-Day Operation Arrests16 Men On "Seeking Sex"

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.

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Saturday's Drug Take Back Huge Success
Saturday's Drug Take Back Huge Success

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.

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Early AM Monday Single Vehicle Crash On I-24
Early AM Monday Single Vehicle Crash On I-24

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.

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Property Assessor Mitchell Pushes Transparency
Property Assessor Mitchell Pushes Transparency

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.

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Ram Warns Fall Storms Create Traffic Challenges
Ram Warns Fall Storms Create Traffic Challenges

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.

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Thursday Is Halloween--Here Are SAFETY TIPS!
Thursday Is Halloween--Here Are SAFETY TIPS!

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.

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Council Approves Next Phase Of Downtown Development
Council Approves Next Phase Of Downtown Development

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.

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Do You Recognize Him?  Call MPD 629-201-5615
Do You Recognize Him? Call MPD 629-201-5615

Do you recognize this man? Contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615.

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Project Tennessee Luncheon Opens Eyes and Hearts
Project Tennessee Luncheon Opens Eyes and Hearts

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.

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Beverly Keel New Dean of MTSU College of Media & Entertainment
Beverly Keel New Dean of MTSU College of Media & Entertainment

MTSU alumna Beverly Keel takes reins of College of Media and Entertainment as new dean.

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MISSING PERSON--Have You Seen Him?
MISSING PERSON--Have You Seen Him?

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.

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MISSING PERSON--Call MPD 629-201-5514
MISSING PERSON--Call MPD 629-201-5514

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.

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Mark Longmire Charged With Armed Robbery & Kidnapping
Mark Longmire Charged With Armed Robbery & Kidnapping

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.

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A Soldier's Child Announces Gift of Cars
A Soldier's Child Announces Gift of Cars

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.

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100+ Attended Old Jefferson School Reunion
100+ Attended Old Jefferson School Reunion

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.

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Norris Hall' Mural Now A Part Of Murfreesboro's Color!
Norris Hall' Mural Now A Part Of Murfreesboro's Color!

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.

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Two Kayakers Found Safe Sunday Evening
Two Kayakers Found Safe Sunday Evening

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.

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Kathy Ferrell Named Town of Smyrna's PIO
Kathy Ferrell Named Town of Smyrna's PIO

Kathy Ferrell is the new public information officer with the Town of Smyrna. Sh previously served as executive director of the local Red Cross.

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Fatal Horse and Human Disease Now In TN
Fatal Horse and Human Disease Now In TN

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.

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FREE MTSU Chamber Concert Monday Night
FREE MTSU Chamber Concert Monday Night

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.

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Two Holocaust Survivors At MTSU Oct. 30, 2019
Two Holocaust Survivors At MTSU Oct. 30, 2019

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.

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SPD Asking For Public's Help
SPD Asking For Public's Help

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.

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MTSU Surprised Charlie Daniels
MTSU Surprised Charlie Daniels

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.

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SATURDAY: Open House and Blessing of Pets at Beesley Animal Foundation
SATURDAY: Open House and Blessing of Pets at Beesley Animal Foundation

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.

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UPDATE: Woman Dies In Crash After Calling Police For Help
UPDATE: Woman Dies In Crash After Calling Police For Help

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.

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UPDATE: Jared Partin 1st Degree Murder Charge - New Court Date
UPDATE: Jared Partin 1st Degree Murder Charge - New Court Date

NEW COURT DATE: A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in Rutherford County in 2017 will see a new court date...

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Rash of Vehicle Break-In's in Murfreesboro
Rash of Vehicle Break-In's in Murfreesboro

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.

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Farmer Killed When Jump-Starting Tractor That Was In-Gear
Farmer Killed When Jump-Starting Tractor That Was In-Gear

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.

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Prayer Circle On Field For Coach's Son Austin Rice
Prayer Circle On Field For Coach's Son Austin Rice

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.

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Ram's Fall Road Ramblings Through October 12, 2019
Ram's Fall Road Ramblings Through October 12, 2019

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.

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Tweaked To Better Compliment Surroundings
Tweaked To Better Compliment Surroundings

Plans for the proposed development of the downtown square block that was once First Methodist Church have been tweaked to better compliment its surroundings.

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Petroleum Experts Limited Gives $2.2-Million Gift To MTSU
Petroleum Experts Limited Gives $2.2-Million Gift To MTSU

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.

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Suicides Are Increasing
Suicides Are Increasing

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.

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City Has
City Has "Mural Laws"--Check Before Painting

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.

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Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12, 2019. This year's theme is "Not every hero wears a cape". Plan and practice your escape!

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County's OIT Director Resigns After 30-Years
County's OIT Director Resigns After 30-Years

Rutherford County's Office of Information Technology Director Brian Robertson handed County Mayor Bill Ketron his resignation Friday afternoon.

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Rockvale Head Coach Rice' Son In Critical Condition
Rockvale Head Coach Rice' Son In Critical Condition

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.

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French's Shoes & Boots Celebrates MURFREESBORO!
French's Shoes & Boots Celebrates MURFREESBORO!

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.

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Another Truck Flips On Narrow W. Jefferson Pike
Another Truck Flips On Narrow W. Jefferson Pike

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.

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Burn Bans...But Brush Fires Continue!
Burn Bans...But Brush Fires Continue!

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.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Club Celebrated 100-Years Tuesday
Murfreesboro Rotary Club Celebrated 100-Years Tuesday

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.

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UPDATE: Owner Found
UPDATE: Owner Found

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!

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Sheriff Fitzhugh Asks For Help From Local Parents
Sheriff Fitzhugh Asks For Help From Local Parents

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh urges parents to assist with talking with their children about the consequences of making false threats against schools and other students.

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Doorbell Camera Gets Picture Of Suspect Accessing Cars
Doorbell Camera Gets Picture Of Suspect Accessing Cars

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?

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Thursday: City Council and MED Power Board Meet
Thursday: City Council and MED Power Board Meet

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.

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RCSO Needs Helping In Identifying Last Stop Market Burglar
RCSO Needs Helping In Identifying Last Stop Market Burglar

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.

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Ram's Traffic Report--Is It Fall or Not?
Ram's Traffic Report--Is It Fall or Not?

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.

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Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday
Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday

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.

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Parks & Rec
Parks & Rec "Youth Basketball" Sign-Ups Start 10/1/19

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.

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UMEMPLOYMENT: Rutherford County Ties For Third
UMEMPLOYMENT: Rutherford County Ties For Third

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.

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County Mayor Ketron Confirms Costco, Shooting Range, Gun Store, Factory and more
County Mayor Ketron Confirms Costco, Shooting Range, Gun Store, Factory and more

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.

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Deputies Revive Woman With Narcan At Judicial Center
Deputies Revive Woman With Narcan At Judicial Center

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies used Narcan to revive a woman found unresponsive Wednesday inside the Judicial Center in downtown Murfreesboro.

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MTSU--TN 2nd Qtr.Housing Report PROMISING!
MTSU--TN 2nd Qtr.Housing Report PROMISING!

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.

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New St. Thomas Rutherford CMO Dr. Julian Yang
New St. Thomas Rutherford CMO Dr. Julian Yang

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital concludes a national search for a new Chief Medical Officer with the addition of Dr. Julian Yang, MD, MBA.

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Armed Men Steal Alfa SUV and Purse In Christiana
Armed Men Steal Alfa SUV and Purse In Christiana

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.

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Welcome To Your New Home Sgt. Camacho
Welcome To Your New Home Sgt. Camacho

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.

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Possible OD and Explosive Device In Car
Possible OD and Explosive Device In Car

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.

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RCSO Probationary Officer Brandon Gentry Terminated
RCSO Probationary Officer Brandon Gentry Terminated

An off-duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detention officer was charged with aggravated assault Tuesday by the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Learns About Substance Abuse
Murfreesboro Rotary Learns About Substance Abuse

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.

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Gunman On-The-Run After 3 Shot Near MTSU
Gunman On-The-Run After 3 Shot Near MTSU

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.

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Saturday Morning's 2019 HEART WALK Was Perfect!
Saturday Morning's 2019 HEART WALK Was Perfect!

Saturday morning was perfect for 2019 Heart Walk at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and around the pond at Gateway Island.

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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.

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Autism Awareness Advocate To Visit MTSU
Autism Awareness Advocate To Visit MTSU

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.

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Census Bureau Is Looking for Part-Time Help
Census Bureau Is Looking for Part-Time Help

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.

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"17th Annual Greenway Art Festival" A Huge Success!

Perfect temps and a gentle breeze brought record attendance to Saturday's 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival in the Old Fort Park.

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Great Support For
Great Support For "8th Annual Wine Around The Square"

The historic Murfreesboro square was filled with laughter and live music Saturday night for the 8th Annual Wine Around The Square.

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Former Cannon County Sheriff's Employee Arrested
Former Cannon County Sheriff's Employee Arrested

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.

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Robert Todd Tarkington Sentenced
Robert Todd Tarkington Sentenced "Aggravated Child Rape"

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.

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"Heart of TN" Proven Again--This Time By A Child's Safety Seat

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.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Call RCSO.
Do You Recognize This Man? Call RCSO.

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.

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Fire Displaces 2 Family At Adjacent Boyd Dr. Homes
Fire Displaces 2 Family At Adjacent Boyd Dr. Homes

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.

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MLT Theatre Is Now Just Memories and Debris
MLT Theatre Is Now Just Memories and Debris

Within hours on Thursday, the log cabin theatre at 502 Ewing Boulevard near MTSU, was transformed into a pile of debris.

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Murfreesboro Man Gets
Murfreesboro Man Gets "Key To The City"

Mayor Shane McFarland awards Murfreesboro man the key to the city for 30+ years of local volunteer work.

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Do You Recognize This Suspect?
Do You Recognize This Suspect?

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.

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All Is Well At Vanderbilt Pediatric Clinic Site!
All Is Well At Vanderbilt Pediatric Clinic Site!

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.

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Reckless Homicide Suspect due in court this month
Reckless Homicide Suspect due in court this month

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...

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MPD's
MPD's "Active Shooter" Drill at State Farm

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.

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Terrell Ray Candlelight Vigil
Terrell Ray Candlelight Vigil

The family of homicide victim Terrell Ray held an emotional candlelight vigil at 5:00 o'clock Sunday evening at Oakland Park.

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NO BURNING in Murfreesboro or County!
NO BURNING in Murfreesboro or County!

Effective immediately, both the City of Murfreesboro as well as Rutherford County have placed a mandatory ban on burning until further notice.

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Isaiah 117 House Coming Here To Help Foster Children
Isaiah 117 House Coming Here To Help Foster Children

There is a new foster care non-profit expanding to Rutherford County. Isaiah 117 House started over a year ago in Elizabethon, Tenessee.

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Rotary's 19th Annual WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY!
Rotary's 19th Annual WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY!

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.

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RCSO's Raymond Shew Honored At LifeSavers Conference
RCSO's Raymond Shew Honored At LifeSavers Conference

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.

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CRIME: Residents In University Area Concerned
CRIME: Residents In University Area Concerned

Residents living in the area near MTSU continue to be concerned about the continued increase of crime and fatal shootings.

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Ashley McDonald Named First County PIO
Ashley McDonald Named First County PIO

Ashley McDonald started Monday (9/16/2019) in her new position as Rutherford County Government's first public information officer and program coordinator.

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Hot, Hot, Hot--Ram Shows How To Remain Cool!
Hot, Hot, Hot--Ram Shows How To Remain Cool!

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!

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Lots of
Lots of "Tail Wagging" at 2019 Puppy Plunge

"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".

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Prayer Vigil For Terrell Ray 5PM This Sunday
Prayer Vigil For Terrell Ray 5PM This Sunday

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.

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Injury When Bucket Truck Hit Friday Morning
Injury When Bucket Truck Hit Friday Morning

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

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Bicyclist Hit On Highway 99 Thursday
Bicyclist Hit On Highway 99 Thursday

16-year old bicyclist was hit by a car Thursday just prior to the Rockvale School zone.

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Look For The NEW RCSO Police Cruiser
Look For The NEW RCSO Police Cruiser

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.

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TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University
TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University

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.

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9/11 Remembered at RCSO
9/11 Remembered at RCSO

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.

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Firefighters Honor 9/11 Fallen Heroes On Square
Firefighters Honor 9/11 Fallen Heroes On Square

On Wednesday morning members of the Murfreesboro Firefighters Association honored the men and women who lost their lives on 9/11.

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Rotary Learns About New Music City Museum
Rotary Learns About New Music City Museum

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.

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Have You Seen This Truck?
Have You Seen This Truck?

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.

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Dump Truck Rolled and Spilled Gravel
Dump Truck Rolled and Spilled Gravel

Around 11:10 Tuesday morning a dump truck carrying gravel turned over and forced the closing of Burnt Knob Road at Stewarts Creek.

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Another Car vs House...This On Mill Lane
Another Car vs House...This On Mill Lane

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Still #1
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Still #1

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.

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MLT's Log Cabin Theatre Will Be Just A Memory
MLT's Log Cabin Theatre Will Be Just A Memory

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.

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Greenhouse Ministries' Game Day Brought Big News
Greenhouse Ministries' Game Day Brought Big News

Greenhouse Ministries' 5th Annual Game Day played to a packed Middle Tennessee Expo Center Monday night.

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Sunday AM's Shot and Deceased Male Identified
Sunday AM's Shot and Deceased Male Identified

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.

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Early Sunday AM Shooting On Halls Hill Pike
Early Sunday AM Shooting On Halls Hill Pike

A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.

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True Blue Raider Relief For Storm Victims In Bahamas
True Blue Raider Relief For Storm Victims In Bahamas

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.

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Cardboard Regatta at SportsCom--A No Show!
Cardboard Regatta at SportsCom--A No Show!

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.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

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.

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MTU Offered CRAFT BEER Forum
MTU Offered CRAFT BEER Forum

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.

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Public Invited To 9/11 Remembrance At RCSO
Public Invited To 9/11 Remembrance At RCSO

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.

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Boro Pride Event Filled Square Saturday Night
Boro Pride Event Filled Square Saturday Night

MTSU was honored at the 4th Annual 'Boro Pride event was held on the Murfreesboro square Saturday evening.

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REMINDER: Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY Sept. 9, 2019
REMINDER: Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY Sept. 9, 2019

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.

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THP Friday Morning Pursuit Ends With Crash
THP Friday Morning Pursuit Ends With Crash

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.

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Car Crashes Into Miranda Dr. Home Wednesday
Car Crashes Into Miranda Dr. Home Wednesday

Shortly before 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a driver crashed her car into a home on Miranda Drive.

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"Bridge Over Broad" Is Now "Blue Raider Bridge"

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.

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Missing Eagleville Sister and Brother Found In NC
Missing Eagleville Sister and Brother Found In NC

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.

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Costco Not A
Costco Not A "Done Deal" - Aerospace Factory "Close"

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."

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17th Annual Greenway Art Festival Sept. 23rd
17th Annual Greenway Art Festival Sept. 23rd

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.

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Labor Day Deceased Shooting Victim Identified
Labor Day Deceased Shooting Victim Identified

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.

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MTSU Grad and FB Player Drowned Labor Day
MTSU Grad and FB Player Drowned Labor Day

Recent MTSU grad and Blue Raider football player Brandon Archer drowned in the Buffalo River on Labor Day.

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St. Thomas Heart Hires 1st Female Cardiac Surgeon
St. Thomas Heart Hires 1st Female Cardiac Surgeon

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.

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Help MPD Identify This Man
Help MPD Identify This Man

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.

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UPDATE: Labor Day Homicide + 4 Car Crash
UPDATE: Labor Day Homicide + 4 Car Crash

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.

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Last Saturday's BACON FESTIVAL Was Huge Success!
Last Saturday's BACON FESTIVAL Was Huge Success!

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.

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Ram Reduces Your Road Hassles
Ram Reduces Your Road Hassles

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.

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Yale Theologian Volf at 1st Baptist 3PM This Sunday
Yale Theologian Volf at 1st Baptist 3PM This Sunday

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.

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Happy 108th To MTSU---Celebrate by giving blood!
Happy 108th To MTSU---Celebrate by giving blood!

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.

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RCSO Reminds You
RCSO Reminds You "Enjoy Labor Day" Safely!

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.

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Knowles Arrested...Crawford Still On-The-Run
Knowles Arrested...Crawford Still On-The-Run

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.

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MTSU Tornado Sirens Being Test Monday 11:20AM
MTSU Tornado Sirens Being Test Monday 11:20AM

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).

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St. Thomas Receives Baby Monitors For Needy
St. Thomas Receives Baby Monitors For Needy

Panasonic Corporation of North America donated 480 long-range baby monitors to Ascension Saint Thomas for use by low-income Middle Tennessee families.

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Annual Back to School Dash is September 14th to Help Fund Murfreesboro School Classroom Activities
Annual Back to School Dash is September 14th to Help Fund Murfreesboro School Classroom Activities

Last year, the City Schools Foundation gave about $90,000 to the Murfreesboro School System to help local teachers in our community.

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Judge Royce Taylor Retiring March 2, 2020
Judge Royce Taylor Retiring March 2, 2020

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.

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Missing Murfreesboro Man
Missing Murfreesboro Man

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.

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Suspect Dollar General Store Bradyville Pk. Robbery
Suspect Dollar General Store Bradyville Pk. Robbery

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.

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2 Missing Children Believed To Be With Non-Custodial Mother
2 Missing Children Believed To Be With Non-Custodial Mother

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.

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"Murfreesboro-Raised" Honorable Tate Applauded

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.

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UPDATE On Major Gas Leak In Smyrna Area
UPDATE On Major Gas Leak In Smyrna Area

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.

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Injury Accident on Midland Road
Injury Accident on Midland Road

On Tuesday morning, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to an injury accident on Midland Road near Richard Garrett Drive.

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Historic Marker Unveiled at Holloway High School
Historic Marker Unveiled at Holloway High School

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.

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Kristen Toth Named VP of Oncology Services
Kristen Toth Named VP of Oncology Services

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.

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MPD Needs Help In Identifying These Suspects
MPD Needs Help In Identifying These Suspects

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.

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RCFR Responds To Sunday Night Home Fire
RCFR Responds To Sunday Night Home Fire

Around 5:45 Sunday evening, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a home fire on Falling Branch Court.

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UPDATE: Thursday PM Semi vs SUV Crash
UPDATE: Thursday PM Semi vs SUV Crash

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.

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State Rep. Terry, MD, Named Chair House Health Committee
State Rep. Terry, MD, Named Chair House Health Committee

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.

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15 MTSU Professors Honored
15 MTSU Professors Honored

As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Ranger Talks About Acquiring 42-Acres for Stones River Battle Land
Ranger Talks About Acquiring 42-Acres for Stones River Battle Land

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.

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MPD Needs Your Helping In Identifying These People
MPD Needs Your Helping In Identifying These People

Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying persons of interest involved in three recent cases.

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Congratulation MFRD's Brian Lowe
Congratulation MFRD's Brian Lowe

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.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

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.

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What's Happening at Our Public Library?
What's Happening at Our Public Library?

There are many things happening at the Rutherford County Public Library System.

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Counterfeit Bills On The Increase In Murfreesboro
Counterfeit Bills On The Increase In Murfreesboro

The number of counterfeit bills that are being accepted by local retailers is on the increase.

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Saturday Motorcycle VS Vehicle Crash In Smyrna
Saturday Motorcycle VS Vehicle Crash In Smyrna

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.

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MTSU Convocation 5PM Next Saturday
MTSU Convocation 5PM Next Saturday

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.

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"The Secret Garden" Opens Friday At CFA

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.

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Roll-Over Crash On J. D. Todd Road
Roll-Over Crash On J. D. Todd Road

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.

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Contact RCSO If You Recognize This Woman?
Contact RCSO If You Recognize This Woman?

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.

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Ram's Motorists' Challenges Ahead
Ram's Motorists' Challenges Ahead

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.

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RCFR Highest Training Hours In State
RCFR Highest Training Hours In State

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.

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Doors Of Hope Needs Childrens Books Thursday
Doors Of Hope Needs Childrens Books Thursday

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.

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Rocket Bus Pulls Into Rockvale High
Rocket Bus Pulls Into Rockvale High

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.

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Robert Arnold Is Back In Middle Tennessee!
Robert Arnold Is Back In Middle Tennessee!

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.

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Wednesday Night: 7 Auto Break-Ins, 2 Vehicles Stolen
Wednesday Night: 7 Auto Break-Ins, 2 Vehicles Stolen

Auto break-ins are dramatically increasing locally. Always remember to lock your car doors.

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Hot, Hot Weather...Truck Catches FIRE On I-840
Hot, Hot Weather...Truck Catches FIRE On I-840

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.

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Thursday Morning Home Fire On Lews Court
Thursday Morning Home Fire On Lews Court

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1537 Lews Court just after 1:30AM Thursday morning.

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Insight Counseling's 26th Annual Luncheon
Insight Counseling's 26th Annual Luncheon

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.

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The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro Helps Fisher House
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro Helps Fisher House

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.

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CUD Is More Than Water!
CUD Is More Than Water!

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?

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Storms Swept Across Rutherford County
Storms Swept Across Rutherford County

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.

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Watson Arrested--Still In Henning After 5 Days
Watson Arrested--Still In Henning After 5 Days

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.

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MTSU Created 817 New True Blue Alumni On Saturday
MTSU Created 817 New True Blue Alumni On Saturday

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.

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Go Big Blue!
Go Big Blue!

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."

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"Red Crab Juicy Seafood" Coming To The 'Boro

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.

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Friday Night's Arts Crawl Made Downtown More Inviting
Friday Night's Arts Crawl Made Downtown More Inviting
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Training For Ram's
Training For Ram's "Growing Pains" Traffic

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

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American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE
American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE

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.

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MFRD's Tim Rowlett Named August STARS Recipient
MFRD's Tim Rowlett Named August STARS Recipient

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.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Continue To Spread FUN!
Cripple Creek Cloggers Continue To Spread FUN!

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.

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Governor Pushes Reward Money UP To $52,500
Governor Pushes Reward Money UP To $52,500

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.

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'Boro Industrial Zoning, FY 2020 and more!
'Boro Industrial Zoning, FY 2020 and more!

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.

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MFRD Fire academy Sign-Up Deadline Is Sept. 1, 2019
MFRD Fire academy Sign-Up Deadline Is Sept. 1, 2019

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. Contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.

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Overnight Shooting In Front of Greenland Drive Apartment
Overnight Shooting In Front of Greenland Drive Apartment

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.

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Darnell
Darnell "Deuce" Mayer Shot, Flown To Vanderbilt

A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past was shot yet again early Thursday morning.

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Tuesday Job Fair Has 500 Positions
Tuesday Job Fair Has 500 Positions

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.

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OHS Teacher Rachel Ralston Attends Professional Class
OHS Teacher Rachel Ralston Attends Professional Class

Oakland High School Agri-Science Teacher Rachel Ralston recently attended an 8-day professional development institute at Bolton High School in Memphis.

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Murfreesboro's Two Exchange Clubs Helping Youth
Murfreesboro's Two Exchange Clubs Helping Youth

The two Exchange Club's in Murfreesboro have jointly presented needed back-to-schools supplies to the Department of Children Services Rutherford County office.

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"Mama Mia" at Arts Center of Cannon County Aug. 16-31

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.

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Truck Hits Exit 80 Exit Sign and Closes I-24 East
Truck Hits Exit 80 Exit Sign and Closes I-24 East

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.

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Customer Crashes Into Hair Productions
Customer Crashes Into Hair Productions

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.

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Tuesday Night Fire on Double Springs Road
Tuesday Night Fire on Double Springs Road

Around 6:30PM Tuesday evening, Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Double Springs Road.

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Lightning From Tuesday Storm Ignites Home
Lightning From Tuesday Storm Ignites Home

Storms circled Rutherford County Tuesday night, and a lightning bolt ignited a two-story home at 615 Jim Cedar Drive.

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Property Assessor's Office: More For Less!
Property Assessor's Office: More For Less!

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.

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Smyrna Police Need Help With 3 Cold Cases
Smyrna Police Need Help With 3 Cold Cases

Help is needed on three COLD CASES in the northern end of Rutherford County. They occurred in 1985, 1988 and 2014.

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Wednesday Night: Deer Run Road Home Fire
Wednesday Night: Deer Run Road Home Fire

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.

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CODE BLUE ALERT: Call TBI If You See This Man
CODE BLUE ALERT: Call TBI If You See This Man

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Statewide Tennessee Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson. Phone 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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68-Year Old Man Falls Through Crack--Lost Identity!
68-Year Old Man Falls Through Crack--Lost Identity!

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.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Learns LIFE Heart Tips!
Murfreesboro Rotary Learns LIFE Heart Tips!

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."

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"National Night Out" Is TONIGHT!

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.

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Rutherford County Students Plan Fundraiser
Rutherford County Students Plan Fundraiser

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.

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TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Six
TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Six

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.

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TAB President Whit Adamson Announced Plans To Retire
TAB President Whit Adamson Announced Plans To Retire

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.

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17-Year Old Run Away Found SAFE In Coffee County
17-Year Old Run Away Found SAFE In Coffee County

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that missing teen Lamar Hinton Jr. of Rutherford County was located Tuesday in Coffee County, and returned home.

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Rutherford County TOURISM Sky Rockets!
Rutherford County TOURISM Sky Rockets!

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.

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Car Collides With Headstone On Broad Street
Car Collides With Headstone On Broad Street

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.

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FNB of Murfreesboro Promotes Shellie Rigsby
FNB of Murfreesboro Promotes Shellie Rigsby

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.

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MPD Releases Name of Man Shot and Killed Friday Morning
MPD Releases Name of Man Shot and Killed Friday Morning

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.

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MFRD Needs Help In Identifying
MFRD Needs Help In Identifying "Person of Interest"

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.

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Sen. Alexander:
Sen. Alexander: "We Can't Ignore The Mass Shootings"

On Monday, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN, R) said, "Our nation cannot ignore these mass shootings."

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BACK TO SCHOOL DASH Set For Sept. 14, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL DASH Set For Sept. 14, 2019

The City Schools Foundation's 4th Annual Back to School Dash 5k/10k will be held Saturday, September 14 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary.

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Scott Walker Honored For Helping Child Abuse Victims
Scott Walker Honored For Helping Child Abuse Victims

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.

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St. Thomas Bariatric Exceeds Again
St. Thomas Bariatric Exceeds Again

For the third examining period in a row, the Bariatric Center at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital exceeded its re-accreditation requirements.

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Ram's 'Boro Traffic Through August 10, 2019
Ram's 'Boro Traffic Through August 10, 2019

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.

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Landfill Brings $7-Million Annually To Community
Landfill Brings $7-Million Annually To Community

Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.

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UPDATE:  Fatal Friday Morning Shooting In 'Boro
UPDATE: Fatal Friday Morning Shooting In 'Boro

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.

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Armed Robbery Saturday Night At Dollar General
Armed Robbery Saturday Night At Dollar General

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.

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WGNS Recognized by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame for Community Service
WGNS Recognized by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame for Community Service

WGNS humbly accepted the 2019 Luther Award for Community Service from the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame at their induction ceremony in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Water's Website HACKED Saturday!
Murfreesboro Water's Website HACKED Saturday!

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.

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Murder in Murfreesboro Early Friday Morning
Murder in Murfreesboro Early Friday Morning

A murder took place around 3:12AM early Friday (8/2/2019) morning in Murfreesboro at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Middle TN Blvd. Creates Positive
Middle TN Blvd. Creates Positive "1st Impression"!

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.

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Suspect In Counterfeit Money Purchase
Suspect In Counterfeit Money Purchase

Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used $4,000 of counterfeit money to purchase a 2006 Audi Quattro.

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Granddaughter and Grandmother Charged With Arson
Granddaughter and Grandmother Charged With Arson

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Fire Marshal placed two people under arrest in connection with the July 14th house fire at 208 Chamberlain Drive.

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RCFR Special Ops Pulls SUV From Lake
RCFR Special Ops Pulls SUV From Lake

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.

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Ribbon Cutting for New Murfreesboro School was this past Sunday
Ribbon Cutting for New Murfreesboro School was this past Sunday

This past Sunday, the Murfreesboro School System unveiled the brand new Salem Elementary.

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2-Years Later Devin Bond Still Missing
2-Years Later Devin Bond Still Missing

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.

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Michael Holden Thomas Apprehended Sunday
Michael Holden Thomas Apprehended Sunday

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.

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Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help
Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help

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.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Prognostication
Ram's Traffic Jam Prognostication

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.

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MTSU Teams With American University of Kurdistan
MTSU Teams With American University of Kurdistan

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.

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City Says
City Says "Can't Find CDL Drivers"

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.

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Main Street's BLOCK PARTY--Huge Success!
Main Street's BLOCK PARTY--Huge Success!

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.

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La Vergne Police Chase Ends With Nashville Crash
La Vergne Police Chase Ends With Nashville Crash

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.

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City Immediately Closes Log Cabin Theatre
City Immediately Closes Log Cabin Theatre

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.

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I-24: Two fatal accidents Under Investigation
I-24: Two fatal accidents Under Investigation

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...

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MPD Needs Help: ID shoplifter at Dollar General, Manson Pk.
MPD Needs Help: ID shoplifter at Dollar General, Manson Pk.

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.

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Massive Heart Attack takes Vicki Taylor
Massive Heart Attack takes Vicki Taylor

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.

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UPDATE: FATAL Motorcycle vs Pickup Crash Saturday Night
UPDATE: FATAL Motorcycle vs Pickup Crash Saturday Night

NAMES RELEASED: The victim in the fatal motorcycle vs pickup crash has been identified as William Quinn, 26, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Camden, Tennesse

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Author Bonnie Tinsley Coming To Linebaugh
Author Bonnie Tinsley Coming To Linebaugh

Local author Bonnie Tinsley will be at Linebaugh Public Library on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 10:00AM until 1:00PM.

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Coach Stockstill Tells Rotary About MTSU FB
Coach Stockstill Tells Rotary About MTSU FB

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.

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1969 Central Tigers Celebrated 50th Anniversary
1969 Central Tigers Celebrated 50th Anniversary

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!

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Domestic Shooting Victim Caroline McCall Dies
Domestic Shooting Victim Caroline McCall Dies

Shooting victim Caroline McCall died Tuesday evening after being shot by her husband Sunday afternoon in domestic situation at their La Vergne home.

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Son Charged With Arson At Browns Chapel Property
Son Charged With Arson At Browns Chapel Property

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.

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Drum Corps International At MTSU Friday
Drum Corps International At MTSU Friday

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.

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Sunday Noon Domestic Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Critical
Sunday Noon Domestic Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Critical

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.

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False HOSTAGE CALL Sunday in Southridge Subdivision
False HOSTAGE CALL Sunday in Southridge Subdivision

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.

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 Fire At Old Veterans Home On Highway 99
Fire At Old Veterans Home On Highway 99

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.

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Sunday Afternoon Fire Destroys Browns Chapel Rd. Home
Sunday Afternoon Fire Destroys Browns Chapel Rd. Home

Just after 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, a structure fire was reported on Browns Chapel Road. The home was a total loss.

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Sweltering Temps + Storms = Road Challenges
Sweltering Temps + Storms = Road Challenges

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.

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CONGRATULATIONS MFRD Chief Mark Foulks
CONGRATULATIONS MFRD Chief Mark Foulks

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks was named the 2018-2019 "Fire Chief of the Year" by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association

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The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Celebrates #103
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Celebrates #103

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.

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Tom Boyd Appointed 6-Year MTSU Trustees Board
Tom Boyd Appointed 6-Year MTSU Trustees Board

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.

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Thursday AM Blaze Damages Rucker Rd. Home
Thursday AM Blaze Damages Rucker Rd. Home

At 9:18AM Thursday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of Rucker Road.

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UPDATE: Murder in LaVergne - One Arrested
UPDATE: Murder in LaVergne - One Arrested

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.

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Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists
Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists

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.

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Visitor At Historic Ransom School
Visitor At Historic Ransom School

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.

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Funeral Services For 3-Year Old Left In Hot Car
Funeral Services For 3-Year Old Left In Hot Car

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.

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Busy Week Ahead For Murfreesboro City Schools
Busy Week Ahead For Murfreesboro City Schools

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.

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ARRESTED: Double-Homicide Drug-Related Deaths
ARRESTED: Double-Homicide Drug-Related Deaths

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.

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Ram's
Ram's "Crazy Days" Traffic Challenges

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.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Is Underway!
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Is Underway!

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.

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2019 TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees
2019 TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

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.

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MUSIC: Uncle Dave Macon Days THIS WEEKEND in Murfreesboro
MUSIC: Uncle Dave Macon Days THIS WEEKEND in Murfreesboro

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!

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Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.
Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.

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Fire Chiefs from Southeast US and TN Coming!
Fire Chiefs from Southeast US and TN Coming!

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.

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Rutherford County Historical Society Meets Monday
Rutherford County Historical Society Meets Monday

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.

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MFRD at TVA Office--Evacuated--Gas Leak
MFRD at TVA Office--Evacuated--Gas Leak

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.

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UPDATE: Darnell Mayer in
UPDATE: Darnell Mayer in "Stable" Condition

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.

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3-Year Old Dies After Left In Car 2-Hours
3-Year Old Dies After Left In Car 2-Hours

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.

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UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets
UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets

The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.

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City Council Approves Solid Waste Collection Guidelines
City Council Approves Solid Waste Collection Guidelines

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.

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US Youth Soccer Is In Murfreesboro Today - Sunday
US Youth Soccer Is In Murfreesboro Today - Sunday

US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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Police Pursuit Monday, Shots Fired, Arrest Was Made
Police Pursuit Monday, Shots Fired, Arrest Was Made

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.

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Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier
Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier

This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.

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Ram's Traffic Trouble Spots Through July 13
Ram's Traffic Trouble Spots Through July 13

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.

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"Declaration of Indepence" Read At Courthouse

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.

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St. Thomas'
St. Thomas' "Mission In Motion" Gets Grant From Komen

Saint Thomas Medical Partners was awarded a $69,972 grant for the Mission in Motion mobile mammography program from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.

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92nd Rockvale 4th of July Was Huge Success!
92nd Rockvale 4th of July Was Huge Success!

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.

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Smyrna Police Officers CLEARED!
Smyrna Police Officers CLEARED!

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.

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Smyrna, TN Celebrated
Smyrna, TN Celebrated "Independence Day" 7/3/19

Residents in Smyrna celebrated America's Independenc Day on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2019, at the Lee Victory Park.

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THURSDAY: Reading of the Declaration of Independence
THURSDAY: Reading of the Declaration of Independence

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...

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Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets 4PM This Tuesday
Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets 4PM This Tuesday

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.

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Big Rig Overturns On Swamp Leanna Road
Big Rig Overturns On Swamp Leanna Road

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!

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Murfreesboro Rotary Turns 100--John Hinkle is President
Murfreesboro Rotary Turns 100--John Hinkle is President

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.

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Melissa Wright New President of Exchange Club of Murfreesboro
Melissa Wright New President of Exchange Club of Murfreesboro

Melissa Blair Wright was installed at the 2019-2020 President of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

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Middle Point Landfill Names New General Manager
Middle Point Landfill Names New General Manager

Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.

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Youth Soccer Presidents Cup July 10-14 In 'Boro
Youth Soccer Presidents Cup July 10-14 In 'Boro

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.

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Toot's WEST
Toot's WEST "Theme Restaurant" Opens This Friday

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.

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Central Magnet 1st Place in Class at The Great Race!
Central Magnet 1st Place in Class at The Great Race!

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.

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TBI Investigates Death of William Lamb by SPD Officer
TBI Investigates Death of William Lamb by SPD Officer

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.

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CMS Nears Finish in The Great Race
CMS Nears Finish in The Great Race

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.

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Ram's Construction Areas To Avoid
Ram's Construction Areas To Avoid

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.

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TBI Studies on
TBI Studies on "Crimes In School" and "Domestic Violence"

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.

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Four Rutherford Countians Selected by Governor
Four Rutherford Countians Selected by Governor

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.

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Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws
Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws

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.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 12-13, 2019
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 12-13, 2019

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.

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Local Teacher Is Miss Tennessee
Local Teacher Is Miss Tennessee

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.

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Friday Had Another Successful BLACKMAN BARBECUE!
Friday Had Another Successful BLACKMAN BARBECUE!

More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Was There A STARSHIP Chase Over The 'Boro Friday?
Was There A STARSHIP Chase Over The 'Boro Friday?

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.

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Soldier Displays Quilt In Smyrna On July 6 (10AM-4PM)
Soldier Displays Quilt In Smyrna On July 6 (10AM-4PM)

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.

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MINDFUL CARE Seeks New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home
MINDFUL CARE Seeks New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home

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.

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Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs FOOD!
Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs FOOD!

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.

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Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown
Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

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.

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$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center
$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center

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.

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Coffee Shop's Everywhere--Reports Show It's Healthy!
Coffee Shop's Everywhere--Reports Show It's Healthy!

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.

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BAD GUYS BEWARE--New
BAD GUYS BEWARE--New "Anti-Crime" Laws Begin 7/1/2019

Bad guys beware--several new ANTI-CRIME laws take effect July 1, 2019 here in Tennessee as the state's new fiscal year begins.

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THC Awards MTSU $53,402 In HPF Grants
THC Awards MTSU $53,402 In HPF Grants

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.

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Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored
Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored

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.

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"The Wiz" Opens July 5th at Center for the Arts

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.

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BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!
BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!

A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.

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Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom
Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.

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CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU
CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU

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.

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Changes At CEDARS OF LEBANON Complex
Changes At CEDARS OF LEBANON Complex

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).

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Tennessee UNEMPLOYMENT Remains Low
Tennessee UNEMPLOYMENT Remains Low

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.

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Murfreesboro Fire Asst. Chief Allen Swader Retires
Murfreesboro Fire Asst. Chief Allen Swader Retires

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.

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AAA Says 4th of July Travel Will Brake Records!
AAA Says 4th of July Travel Will Brake Records!

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.

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DAR Reads Declaration of Independence 7/4 On Square
DAR Reads Declaration of Independence 7/4 On Square

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.

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Counterfeit $100 Bills Again Being Circulated
Counterfeit $100 Bills Again Being Circulated

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.

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POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls
POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls

The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.

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Central Magnet Team Now #47 of 103 Cars
Central Magnet Team Now #47 of 103 Cars

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.

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 Debunking Myths about Sun Exposure
Debunking Myths about Sun Exposure

Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.

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Central Magnet School Race Team In GREAT RACE
Central Magnet School Race Team In GREAT RACE

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.

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MPD Officers Get Advanced Training
MPD Officers Get Advanced Training

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.

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MED Offers Free Tree Pruning Near Power Lines
MED Offers Free Tree Pruning Near Power Lines

Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.

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Tuesday Morning Home Fire On Carrington Place
Tuesday Morning Home Fire On Carrington Place

Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.

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Mitsubishi's N. American Headquarters Moving To Mid-TN
Mitsubishi's N. American Headquarters Moving To Mid-TN

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.

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Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries
Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries

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.

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Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser
Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser

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

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Hole Appeared As Pavement On N. Maple Collapsed
Hole Appeared As Pavement On N. Maple Collapsed

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.

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New Electronic Fare System On All Rover Buses!
New Electronic Fare System On All Rover Buses!

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

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Early Monday Morning Car Fire At University Commons
Early Monday Morning Car Fire At University Commons

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.

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MTSU Signs 5-Year Aerospace Contract With Moi Kenuya
MTSU Signs 5-Year Aerospace Contract With Moi Kenuya

The global demand for professional pilots helped propel a partnership approved Monday between Middle Tennessee State University and Moi University of Kenya.

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July 13 Will Be A Historical Day In Murfreesboro
July 13 Will Be A Historical Day In Murfreesboro

Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

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Eagle Street Fatal Shooting Victim Identified
Eagle Street Fatal Shooting Victim Identified

Murfreesboro Police have identified the Eagle Street fatal shooting victim as 25-year old Daicori Saunders of Murfreesboro.

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Road Spill Closed Kingwood Ln. For 3-Hrs. Tuesday
Road Spill Closed Kingwood Ln. For 3-Hrs. Tuesday

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.

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Ram' Predictions:
Ram' Predictions: "Wet & Wild"!

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.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Contact MPD.
Do You Recognize This Man? Contact MPD.

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.

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Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro
Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro

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.

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3 Suspects Pled Guilty To 2-Year Old Teen Drug Overdose Death
3 Suspects Pled Guilty To 2-Year Old Teen Drug Overdose Death

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.

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Citizens Police Academy Selling 9/11 Memorial Bricks
Citizens Police Academy Selling 9/11 Memorial Bricks

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.

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Sarah Callender Named Main Street's New Executve Director
Sarah Callender Named Main Street's New Executve Director

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.

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Heroin Overdose Reported in front of Old Fort Parkway Business
Heroin Overdose Reported in front of Old Fort Parkway Business

Three syringes were found by officers who were able to confirm through conversation that the female purchased heroin in nearby Antioch.

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Dirt Bike Accident Kills Youth Saturday
Dirt Bike Accident Kills Youth Saturday

A 7-year old Coffee County youth died tragically at his home Saturday while riding a dirt bike with his father.

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MTSU Day 4 Bonnaroo - Closing Time
MTSU Day 4 Bonnaroo - Closing Time

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.

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Are You Concerned With Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Are You Concerned With Dementia and Alzheimer's?

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.

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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.

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Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!
Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!

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.

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Central Magnet Again In THE GREAT RACE
Central Magnet Again In THE GREAT RACE

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.

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WOMAN'S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!
WOMAN'S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!

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.

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Want To Learn More About HAM RADIO?
Want To Learn More About HAM RADIO?

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.

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Bonnaroo--Day 3
Bonnaroo--Day 3

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.

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Student Pro Pilot Advanced Camp at MTSU
Student Pro Pilot Advanced Camp at MTSU

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.

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City Council Raises Taxes...FY 2020 Approved!
City Council Raises Taxes...FY 2020 Approved!

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.

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Firefighters Installing FREE Smoke Detectors Saturday
Firefighters Installing FREE Smoke Detectors Saturday

Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.

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Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020
Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020

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.

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The Boro' Welcomes INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST
The Boro' Welcomes INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST

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.

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Body 0f 19-Year Old Smyrna Male Found In Smith County
Body 0f 19-Year Old Smyrna Male Found In Smith County

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.

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Habitat ReStore Gives New Look at Bonnaroo
Habitat ReStore Gives New Look at Bonnaroo

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.

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Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020
Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020

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.

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New MIDDLE HALF MARATHON Course on 10/12
New MIDDLE HALF MARATHON Course on 10/12

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!

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Golden Anniversary of Moon Landing
Golden Anniversary of Moon Landing

MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss takes us back in time 50-years to when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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Great Tennessee Airshow Sunday 9AM-4:30PM
Great Tennessee Airshow Sunday 9AM-4:30PM

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.

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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

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.

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Saturday Morning RV Blaze In Christiana Injures 1
Saturday Morning RV Blaze In Christiana Injures 1

Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an outbuilding fire with injury in Christiana.

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TBI Seeks Public Help With Information
TBI Seeks Public Help With Information

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

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UPDATE: Box at local GOP office
UPDATE: Box at local GOP office

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.

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Tyler Hammontree Charged With Arson
Tyler Hammontree Charged With Arson

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.

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The Murfreesboro Budget - Thursday Night
The Murfreesboro Budget - Thursday Night

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...

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Public Invited To Saturday's STONES RIVER WATERSHED Meeting
Public Invited To Saturday's STONES RIVER WATERSHED Meeting

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.

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St. Thomas Heart 1st In State To Do Mitral Valve Replacement
St. Thomas Heart 1st In State To Do Mitral Valve Replacement

Saint Thomas Heart has successfully completed Tennessee's first Tendyne mitral valve replacement.

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Manchester 2.6 Magnitude Quake 1:45PM Saturday
Manchester 2.6 Magnitude Quake 1:45PM Saturday

U.S. Geological Survey measured a 2.6 magnitude quake around 1:45PM Saturday afternoon near Manchester.

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Perfect Saturday Marketplace Opening
Perfect Saturday Marketplace Opening

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.

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Ram's Summer Fun Road Report
Ram's Summer Fun Road Report

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.

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Rockvale High's Rebecca Jones Honored
Rockvale High's Rebecca Jones Honored

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.

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Mindful Care Adult Day Services Brings SMILES
Mindful Care Adult Day Services Brings SMILES

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.

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Main Street's Marketplace Opens THIS SATURDAY On Square
Main Street's Marketplace Opens THIS SATURDAY On Square

Summer Fun on the Square soaks-in with the SATURDAY MARKETPLACE from 8:00AM to noon this coming Saturday (6/1/2019).

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UPDATE: Fatal Wednesday Car Crash On Weakley Ln
UPDATE: Fatal Wednesday Car Crash On Weakley Ln

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.

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Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night
Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night

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.

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2 Killed In Wednesday Morning Single-Car Crash
2 Killed In Wednesday Morning Single-Car Crash

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.

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RCSO Jail Administrator Chris Fly Honored
RCSO Jail Administrator Chris Fly Honored

Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.

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Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau
Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau

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.

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Kristy Ahlgrim  Now Head of Nursing at St. Thomas Rutherford
Kristy Ahlgrim Now Head of Nursing at St. Thomas Rutherford

Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Smyrna's Clifford Hawkins Arrested
Smyrna's Clifford Hawkins Arrested

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.

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MISSING STUDENT:
MISSING STUDENT:

Help find missing Stewarts Creek High student Lamar Hinton, Jr., missing since April 30, 2019. Phone 615-898-7770 if you have seen Lamar.

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MFRD: Tuesday Cooking Fire at 315-A Bell St.
MFRD: Tuesday Cooking Fire at 315-A Bell St.

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.

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Salvation Army Close On GOAL, You Can Help!
Salvation Army Close On GOAL, You Ca