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Police Need Your Help In Identifying PAINT VANDALS
Police Need Your Help In Identifying PAINT VANDALS

Police are asking for help in identifying two persons who were photographed by surveillance video vandalising the walls of a downtown law office at 106 East College Street. This occurred on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

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Like the popular song said, "Some days are diamonds, some days are coal." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's also the case with how this time of the year impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's Ram's report for today through April 27, 2019.

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Hometown Heroes Walk Next Friday
Hometown Heroes Walk Next Friday

Hot competition for the GOLDEN SNEAKERS AWARD that will be presented to the team with the most walkers at this coming Friday's 2019 Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.

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UPDATE:  Deputy Hit By Motorist
UPDATE: Deputy Hit By Motorist

The Rutherford County Sheriffs deputy who was hit by a motorist while directing traffic at a crash scene on Friday night is now at home recovering.

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Murfreesboro City Council Considering Tax Increase!
Murfreesboro City Council Considering Tax Increase!

For the first time in two decades the Murfreesboro City Council is considering an increase in property taxes.

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Down With The Old, UP With The New Airport Terminal
Down With The Old, UP With The New Airport Terminal

Construction crews have begun to dismantle the old 1952 Murfreesboro Airport terminal, and make way for a new $4.5-million facility.

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Mindful Care Honored Ernest Burgess Last Friday Night
Mindful Care Honored Ernest Burgess Last Friday Night

More than 70 friends and family members gathered recently at the Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro to honor the achievements of Ernest Burgess. The event was sponsored by Mindful Care Adult Day Services.

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Council Approves 20-Year Soccer Agreement
Council Approves 20-Year Soccer Agreement

Murfreesboro City Council gave a thumbs up on a 20-year Cooperative Use Agreement with the Tennessee State Soccer Association for Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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Murfreesboro Schools See Big Donation
Murfreesboro Schools See Big Donation

Almost $10,000 for STEM education projects: The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), and Murfreesboro Electric Bradley Academy and Mitchell-Neilson Elementary were awarded almost $10,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education projects.

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Mayor Says
Mayor Says "Council Must Make Tough Decisions"

The Murfreesboro City Council has called a special budget meeting at 5:00 o'clock this Thursday night in the council chambers at City Hall. Mayor McFarland noted, "Council must make some tough decisions this year."

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Monday Afternoon Crash On Broad Created Jam
Monday Afternoon Crash On Broad Created Jam

Around 5:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on NW Broad Street and Northfield, in front of Krogers, brought westbound traffic to a crawl.

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Ram's Roads Challenges Through April 20, 2019
Ram's Roads Challenges Through April 20, 2019

Spring is definitely in the air, and so is that desire to be outside. Mix that with all of the construction that's going on, and you have a recipe for traffic. Ram Balachandran looks at his computer readout and tells you where grid-lock might occur between today and April 20, 2019.

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Campus School Celebrates 90-Years THIS Tuesday
Campus School Celebrates 90-Years THIS Tuesday

Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday afternoon.

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MTSU Easter Egg Hunt 2-4PM this SUNDAY!
MTSU Easter Egg Hunt 2-4PM this SUNDAY!

One of MTSU's fun family events, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, is set this from 2:00 until 4:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon (4/14/2019) on the lawn of the President's Home at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Ground Broken on Habitat's
Ground Broken on Habitat's "Legacy Pointe" Subdivision

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on 18-acres of land on Twin Oak Drive in Murfreesboro that will become the non-profit's first sub-division development, Legacy Pointe.

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Murfreesboro's Getting Better Cell Service + 5G
Murfreesboro's Getting Better Cell Service + 5G

What are those brown boxes that are being placed on many utility poles in Murfreesboro?

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BEWARE: Mumps Has Hit The Mid-State
BEWARE: Mumps Has Hit The Mid-State

Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.

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UPDATE: Oakland Court Redevelopment Plans
UPDATE: Oakland Court Redevelopment Plans

The City of Murfreesboro is working to create more affordable homes for low-income families. Upcoming public meetings include more news about the redevelopment of Oakland Court.

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Center for the Arts BASH, A Huge Success!
Center for the Arts BASH, A Huge Success!

Those attending Saturday evening's Masquerade Bash at The Center for the Arts wore cocktail attire and many had masks. It was a packed house for the dinner, auction and dancing. Plus, Andrea Loughry was presented the Arts Advocate of the Year award.

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City Schools' Director Linda Gilbert is ATHENA Recipient
City Schools' Director Linda Gilbert is ATHENA Recipient

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is the recipient of Rutherford County's 2019 ATHENA International Leadership Award. Erin Rains is the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

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UPDATE:
UPDATE: "Armed & Dangerous" Teen Still At-Large

The 16-year old teen from Clarksville who escaped from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Thursday afternoon is still at large.

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Two-Weeks Away From CAC Walk!
Two-Weeks Away From CAC Walk!

We're two-weeks away from a little walking! The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, downtown on the square.

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MFRD Activates BURN BAN For Next Few Days
MFRD Activates BURN BAN For Next Few Days

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas has instructed his Community Risk Reduction Division staff to cease all permission to burn within the city limits of Murfreesboro for the next several days.

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Flags of Remembrance starts May 25th
Flags of Remembrance starts May 25th

The 11th Annual Healing Fields, Flags of Remembrance will be held in the large field next to the First Methodist Church this year.

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Shop LOCAL BUSINESS, Honor LOCAL BUSINESS!
Shop LOCAL BUSINESS, Honor LOCAL BUSINESS!

The Second Annual LIGHT UP LOCAL FIREFLY AWARDS is set for 6:00 o'clock Tuesday night, April 23rd, at the Hollingshead Aviation hangar at the Smyrna Airport.

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Nearing 100--Murfreesboro Rotary Still Helps Others!
Nearing 100--Murfreesboro Rotary Still Helps Others!

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary, and on Tuesday this active group presented a $3,600 grant to the Boys and Girls Club.

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St. Thomas Heart On Cutting-Edge With Heart Failure
St. Thomas Heart On Cutting-Edge With Heart Failure

Saint Thomas Heart has implanted four patients with Abbott's CardioMEMS™ HF System as part of the landmark GUIDE-HF clinical trial. Saint Thomas West Hospital is one of 140 centers participating in this study.

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Ascension St. Thomas FREE Medical Check-Up Saturday
Ascension St. Thomas FREE Medical Check-Up Saturday

Don't let money stop you from getting a medical check-up. Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a health clinic starting at 8:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning and continuing until 1:00 in the afternoon. It will be at Central Magnet School, 701 East Main Street.

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UPDATE: 2017 Rutherford County Murder Going to Trial
UPDATE: 2017 Rutherford County Murder Going to Trial

A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in March of 2017 will soon head to trial. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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MASS CASUALTY DRILL Next Friday AM In Smyrna
MASS CASUALTY DRILL Next Friday AM In Smyrna

Don't be surprised when you see what appears to be a mass casualty event at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. The exercise will begin around 8:00 o'clock Friday morning and continue until noon.

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Ram's Springtime Road Fun!
Ram's Springtime Road Fun!

Spring is definitely in the air, even the smell of cut grass. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid road challenges today through April 13th.

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Congratulations Monet Owens
Congratulations Monet Owens

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club held its annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest at 10:30 Saturday morning in the Boys and Girls Club on Jones Boulevard.

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Oakland High Competes
Oakland High Competes

Oakland High School Automotive Technology student competed in the state Skills Competition. The school's education classes did well also.

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10th Annual PAWS & PEARLS Better Than Ever!
10th Annual PAWS & PEARLS Better Than Ever!

Beesley Animal Foundation's 10th Annual Paws & Pearls on Saturday night at The Grove at Williamson Place was sold-out in advance of this popular event.

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Exchange Club's
Exchange Club's "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" Huge Success

The 10th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" raised around $50,000 Thursday night at the Stones River Country Club.

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Thursday Night Chase Ends In Fiery Crash In Smyrna
Thursday Night Chase Ends In Fiery Crash In Smyrna

Here's an update on Thursday night's high speed chase in Smyrna that ended with a fiery crash on the Sam Ridley Parkway.

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MTSU returns to ACM Awards in Las Vegas
MTSU returns to ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Students and faculty from Middle Tennessee State University will arrive Friday in Las Vegas to celebrate alumni nominees in the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards and get behind-the-scenes instruction in the making of the national telecast.

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Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines
Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines

"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."

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Friday's Rain Moves Special Olympics To Wednesday
Friday's Rain Moves Special Olympics To Wednesday

Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).

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Murfreesboro Gets Grant To Help Homeless
Murfreesboro Gets Grant To Help Homeless

The Murfreesboro City Council approved the acceptance and application of $150,000 federal HUD grants to address homelessness.

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Beesley Animal Foundation Helps Furry Friends
Beesley Animal Foundation Helps Furry Friends

As Murfreesboro's population explodes, so does the public's support of the Beesley Animal Foundation. That was obvious at the non-profit's Thursday night patron's party and this coming Saturday's Paws and Pearls.

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Community Leader Myers Parsons, Sr. Dies At 97
Community Leader Myers Parsons, Sr. Dies At 97

Murfreesboro has lost another legend. 97-year old Myers Browning Parsons, Sr. passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Murfreesboro Rotary Club Focuses On Youth
Murfreesboro Rotary Club Focuses On Youth

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 gift to United Way's "Books From Birth" program. Plus, the club's "4-Way Test" speech competition is this Saturday with first prize being $200 cash.

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Sunset Ave. Woman Dead...Husband Charged
Sunset Ave. Woman Dead...Husband Charged

Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.

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Decennial Census Kicked Off On Square Monday
Decennial Census Kicked Off On Square Monday

The Decennial Census will begin in the United States in 1-year. All of the mayors in Rutherford County kicked-off the important planning year ahead at 10:30AM Monday morning on the steps of the historic Rutherford County courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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Teen Enters Olympia Place Home Sunday Afternoon And Fires Shots!
Teen Enters Olympia Place Home Sunday Afternoon And Fires Shots!

A Murfreesboro resident was awaken from a nap Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise inside his Olympia Place home. He spotted a teen standing in the hallway brandishing a pistol. The teen fired three shots and fled. Police later apprehend the suspect on a bike.

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Epps Mill Rd. Dollar General Robbed Saturday Night
Epps Mill Rd. Dollar General Robbed Saturday Night

Identity of an armed robber accused of injuring a Dollar General store clerk Saturday is sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.

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TN Equality Group Meets 6PM Monday At Green Dragon
TN Equality Group Meets 6PM Monday At Green Dragon

Members of the Tennessee Equality Project's Rutherford County Committee and allies will gather at 6:30PM Monday night in the Green Dragon Pub in Murfreesboro to work on plans to defeat what they describe as "six anti-LGBTQ bills before the Tennessee General Assembly".

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Local Sports Medicine Icon Dr. Tommy Johns Dies
Local Sports Medicine Icon Dr. Tommy Johns Dies

Funeral services for Dr Tommy Johns: VISITATION 4:00-8:00PM Thursday; FUNERAL 3PM Friday, both at World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Rd. Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Charge of arrangements.

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Air Ambulance Prices Not To Be Limited By State Law
Air Ambulance Prices Not To Be Limited By State Law

There are changes in the billing for air ambulance service.

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Welcome To The Boro TN National Guard!
Welcome To The Boro TN National Guard!

The National Guard Association of Tennessees State has achieved a milestone. Their 90th Conference is going on through Sunday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Ram's Springtime Travels
Ram's Springtime Travels

This is the most beautiful time of the year. Trees in colorful full bloom, flowers and work crews catching up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid while traveling around the 'Boro now through April 6, 2019.

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New Library, Clerk's Office, DMV, Fire Station and more!
New Library, Clerk's Office, DMV, Fire Station and more!

The city and county are uniting and saving tax dollars with the idea of locating several services at the corner of Fortress Boulevard and Blaze Drive.

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"Last Call 4 Grace" Laugh It Up Fundraiser!

"Last Call 4 Comedy" is having a unique fundraiser at Believers' Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Boulevard, starting at 6:30 Thursday night, April 4, 2019. Tickets are $25 per person (two for $40), starting with a dessert and coffee.

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Law Enforcement Grads Fill Local Positions Quickly
Law Enforcement Grads Fill Local Positions Quickly

On Thursday afternoon the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated more than 100 certified officers. Several of the graduates will be coming here.

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April Shows, Fools, Earth and more--just ahead!
April Shows, Fools, Earth and more--just ahead!

April Fools Day is this coming Monday, so be ready for a month of fun activities. That includes the Boro Art Crawl, Earth Day

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Rutherford and Davidson Counties Tie For 2nd Lowest Unemployment
Rutherford and Davidson Counties Tie For 2nd Lowest Unemployment

The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee's counties improved in February according to new information released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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Habitat for Humanity Building 77-Home Subdivision
Habitat for Humanity Building 77-Home Subdivision

Here's something unique, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is building a 77-home subdivision called Legacy Pointe. The groundbreaking will be at 1:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019. This will be in the Twin Oak Drive area, off Greenland Drive.

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MTSU's 6th Go Round On Billboard's School List
MTSU's 6th Go Round On Billboard's School List

MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard's annual list of America's top music business schools for the sixth year, once again joining its counterparts across the country as top producers of ready-to-work music industry pros.

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Help Needed:  Do You Know This Man?
Help Needed: Do You Know This Man?

This person of interest is wanted in connection with an auto break-in, stealing credit card and using ATM's. If your tip to CrimeStoppers leads to an arrest, it could be worth a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Local MASTER GARDENERS Helping Others
Local MASTER GARDENERS Helping Others

Spring is definitely in the air, and Rutherford County master gardeners are offering free classes and programs throughout the community over the next few weeks.

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MPD Cutting Edge--Cybercrime and Digtal Forensics
MPD Cutting Edge--Cybercrime and Digtal Forensics

Murfreesboro Police are on the cutting edge when it comes to investigations. Congratulations are in order for Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Detective Tyler Smith who received the United States Attorney Awards For Excellence in Law Enforcement.

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SCAN Aids Man With Medical Emergency
SCAN Aids Man With Medical Emergency

Kittrell resident David Rutledge suffered a medical emergency recently and laid on his floor about 30 hours until Sheriff's Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN) volunteers rescued him.

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Help MPD Find The CROWBAR BURGLARS
Help MPD Find The CROWBAR BURGLARS

Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

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RCFR Learns Pet Saving Techniques For Fires
RCFR Learns Pet Saving Techniques For Fires

Here's a follow-up on how Rutherford County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) is adding equipment and training that will better serve residents in this community.

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Ideas To Help Veterans Promoted At MTSU
Ideas To Help Veterans Promoted At MTSU

Officials from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services and Tennessee Higher Education Commission met Tuesday (3/26/2019) with leaders from the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart
MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department fought two fires Wednesday night: at 7:00PM they went to The Cove at Center Point I on Brown Road. A half-hour later, units rushed to Belle Aire Apartments on Sloan Street.

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Jack E. Forrest Died Monday Night In House Fire
Jack E. Forrest Died Monday Night In House Fire

The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.

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US Senator Alexander on
US Senator Alexander on "Green New Deal"

On Tuesday United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released a statement after voting against the Democrats' Green New Deal.

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NAACP Set for 4PM Saturday, April 13, 2019
NAACP Set for 4PM Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Annual Women In NAACP Spring Tea is set for 4:00 to 5:00PM on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019, at Bradley Academy Cultural Center and Museum.

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"Wings & Rings" 5-8PM Tuesday @ Toot's South

Toot's diners can enjoy "good food and fun" while supporting Special Olympians during the Wings & Rings fund-raiser from 5:00 to 8:00 this coming Tuesday night (4/2/2019) at Toot's Good Food & Fun Restaurant at 2992 South Church Street in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU Alumni Spring Showcase
MTSU Alumni Spring Showcase

There are numerous activities, events, classes, sporting events and more available to alumni and university friends during the upcoming MTSU Spring Showcase April 5-13, 2019.

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Mercados Marias Grocery--$4,000 Reported Stolen
Mercados Marias Grocery--$4,000 Reported Stolen

Murfreesboro Police answered a burglary call to Mercados Marias Grocery at 264 Heritage Park Drive. Surveillance video showed an unknown subject using a crowbar to break open the side door.

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Same Scam--Another Victim. If It's Too Good . . .
Same Scam--Another Victim. If It's Too Good . . .

According to Murfreesboro Police an Old Castle Drive woman has fallen victim to a scam.

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Home Prices UP, Construction Permits DOWN!
Home Prices UP, Construction Permits DOWN!

Home prices in Tennessee continued rising in the fourth quarter of 2018 while construction permits were down from the previous quarter, according the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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Woman Claims To Have Been Stabbed...Dumped Near MTSU
Woman Claims To Have Been Stabbed...Dumped Near MTSU

Murfreesboro Police Detective Gorham went to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Monday to talk with a stabbing victim.

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Red Bull Paper Plane Qualifier Wednesday
Red Bull Paper Plane Qualifier Wednesday

MTSU's aerospace department and a popular national energy drink's parent company are looking for a few good paper airplane makers. It will take place at 6:00 o'clock Wednesday night at MTSU's hangar at the Murfreesboro Airport.

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Senior With Dementia FOUND---THANK YOU
Senior With Dementia FOUND---THANK YOU

The woman reported missing with a SILVER ALERT has been found. 66-year old Annie Hickerson was found and is safe.

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DOORS OF HOPE Class of 2019
DOORS OF HOPE Class of 2019

A new beginning started Monday evening for the DOORS OF HOPE graduating class of 2019.

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Hazardous Waste Collection In Two-Weeks
Hazardous Waste Collection In Two-Weeks

Hear's a "heads-up", you have two-weeks to finish cleaning out that garage or attic before the local HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection from 8:00 to noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

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Suspect Runs UP Credit Card Bill In 'Boro!
Suspect Runs UP Credit Card Bill In 'Boro!

One man appears to have gone on a shopping binge in the 'Boro, but Murfreesboro Police say the culprit was using someone else's credit card. If you know this suspect, call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-2717.

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One Republican's Response To Climate Change!
One Republican's Response To Climate Change!

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander says, "Show the rest of the world how to reduce carbon emissions -- because the rest of the world is where the carbon emissions problem has to be solved."

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Armed Man Pounding On Apartment Door
Armed Man Pounding On Apartment Door

Murfreesboro Police rushed to a Wenlon Drive apartment after receiving reports that an armed man was pounding on the door.

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MADD License Plates By 6/30/19 Or Busted
MADD License Plates By 6/30/19 Or Busted

Efforts are underway to get MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING license plates back on Tennessee vehicles, but motorists have only until June 30, 2019 to make this happen.

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Another Rutherford County FIRST, Preserving History!
Another Rutherford County FIRST, Preserving History!

Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties.

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Monday Night Kirkwood Ave. Blaze Kills One
Monday Night Kirkwood Ave. Blaze Kills One

Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.

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Farmers Market in Murfreesboro - Opening Day May 10th
Farmers Market in Murfreesboro - Opening Day May 10th

This is a market for local producers and will give you an opportunity to actually meet the farmers who are raising the different crops in our area.

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Springtime Driving With Ram
Springtime Driving With Ram

Spring is definitely here, sunny days and cool nights--plus lots of daffodils, budding trees and pollen! Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid during this sneezing time of the year now through March 30th.

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CAP Motivates MTSU Students
CAP Motivates MTSU Students

Though he considers himself an introvert who grew up in a camping trailer in the middle of the desert behind a garage and experienced a tough upbringing, Civil Air Patrol Maj. Gen. Mark Smith's extroverted side brought motivation and inspiration to an overflow Middle Tennessee State University classroom.

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STEM Expo Explodes--8 Times Larger!
STEM Expo Explodes--8 Times Larger!

Rutherford County's STEM Expo has grown from 22 projects and displays to 92 last year and 164 this year. Wednesday night's STEM Expo was nearly eight times the size it was in 2017.

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Rep, Baum Eliminates
Rep, Baum Eliminates "Fitness Tax" on Small Gyms

State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) has successfully guided House Bill 1138 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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"Consumer Outlook" UP Modestly

Results from the most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey by MTSU indicate consumers' outlook on the economy has improved modestly following a steady decline from an all-time high this time last year.

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City Council Approves Next Step Of Improved Sidewalks On Mercury Blvd.
City Council Approves Next Step Of Improved Sidewalks On Mercury Blvd.

On Thursday evening the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $235,870 contract with Neel Schaffer, Inc. That study is reportedly needed before Phase 2 of the federally funded grant can begin that would enhance the sidewalk and pedestrian safety along Mercury Boulevard.

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15 At Kroger's Complained Of Nausea, Headaches and more!
15 At Kroger's Complained Of Nausea, Headaches and more!

On Wednesday evening Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department rushed to the Kroger at 2050 Lascassas Pike around for a possible hazardous materials release.

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CMS Student Authors At Linebaugh On April 4, 2019
CMS Student Authors At Linebaugh On April 4, 2019

Four students from the English class of Central Magnet School (CMS) teacher, Cynthia Head, will be selling and signing copies of their work at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30 - 6:00PM.

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Oscar-nominated 'RBG' Shares With MTSU
Oscar-nominated 'RBG' Shares With MTSU

Although "RBG" was a box-office winner and an Academy Award-nominated documentary, its funding and production took years to achieve, according to the keynote speaker for MTSU National Women's History Month activities.

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Boy Smiles Widely When Stolen Dog Returned
Boy Smiles Widely When Stolen Dog Returned

Justin White experienced the surprise of his 10 year life when he was reunited on Tuesday with his best friend, Goblin, his German shepherd.

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19 MCS Teachers Honored
19 MCS Teachers Honored

Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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Should Media Be On
Should Media Be On "First Name Basis" With Politicians?

The political scene has changed dramatically from the days of Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. When did media and the public get on a first-name basis with political leaders?

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Murfreesboro Rotary Hears How Nourish Food Bank Helps
Murfreesboro Rotary Hears How Nourish Food Bank Helps

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club heard how the Nourish Food Bank is making positive changes across Rutherford County.

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Nissan Grants Local Habitat $96K and Starts Build!
Nissan Grants Local Habitat $96K and Starts Build!

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity will receive a grant of $96,000 as part of a $1 million donation from Nissan North America to support local Habitats across the U.S. Nissan's fourteenth build in Rutherford County started last week.

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR
Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR

Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal on April 26, 2019 at a special presentation in Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott.

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Don't Miss 52nd Annual Ugly Duckling Ball
Don't Miss 52nd Annual Ugly Duckling Ball

Charity Circle's premiere fundraising events, The Ugly Duckling Ball and Patrons Party is set for Saturday, April 27th at Stones River Country Club.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

A rollercoaster from winter to spring, and this creates traffic challenges around area construction sites. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and March 23rd.

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MTSU:  Long Service To Low Income Students
MTSU: Long Service To Low Income Students

President Sidney A. McPhee underscored MTSU's standing as a destination of choice for first-generation students and its long success in helping low-income students who meet admission standards overcome obstacles often posed by tuition and fees.

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Household Waste Collection April 6 and Nov. 9, 2019
Household Waste Collection April 6 and Nov. 9, 2019

You may wish to start cleaning out the garage, attic and storage building for the HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection that's scheduled for Saturdays April 6th and again seven months later, November 2, 2019.

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Police Release Name Of Woman Killed Wednesday
Police Release Name Of Woman Killed Wednesday

Police have identified 18-year old Carmen E. Simmons of Christiana as the woman shot in the face and killed last Wednesday night on Forrest Street.

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Cash Prizes In Rotary's
Cash Prizes In Rotary's "4-Way Test" Speech Contest

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club is again sponsoring the Annual 4-Way Test speech contest. It will be at 10:30AM on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019, at the Boys abnd Girls Club, 820 Jones Boulevard.

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REWARD Offered On Confederate Monument Vandalism
REWARD Offered On Confederate Monument Vandalism

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County offers a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who vandalized the Johnny Rebel Confederate monument Tuesday on the downtown square.

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April 2nd Equali-Tea on
April 2nd Equali-Tea on "Sippin' Whiskey"!

The third annual Equali-Tea will begin at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E Bell Street. The keynote address focuses on Fawn Weaver helping to reshape the history of Tennessee's official sippin' whiskey.

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Woman Dies...Shot In Face On Forrest Street
Woman Dies...Shot In Face On Forrest Street

Murfreesboro Police were called to a home on Forrest Street Wednesday night where they found a woman who had been shot in the face. She was rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased.

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Confederate Soldier Statue On Square Defaced
Confederate Soldier Statue On Square Defaced

The statue commemorating Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro was defaced with pink paint. The crime was discovered Wednesday morning (3/13/2019). It is located on the northeast side of the Murfreesboro square.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Continue to Search for 2016 Murder Suspect
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Continue to Search for 2016 Murder Suspect

Still no arrest made in a case involving the 2016 murder of a woman whose body was discarded off of a Rutherford County roadway. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...

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MTSU Professor Comments on old Court Ruling Allowing for Newspaper Taxation
MTSU Professor Comments on old Court Ruling Allowing for Newspaper Taxation

Taxation of the newspaper is an idea that was passed into law years ago in 1936. In fact, according to an old court ruling, states like Tennessee can either tax or not tax newspapers at their discretion. But, if they tax one, the state must tax them all.

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Remove Flowers, Vases, Trinkets From Evergreen Cemetery
Remove Flowers, Vases, Trinkets From Evergreen Cemetery

Everyone's looking for signs of spring! Daffodils blooming, Bradford pear trees in full color, robins singing and yes--lawnmowers at Evergreen Cemetery. All flowers, glass trinkets, vases and other items must now be removed from burial sites at Evergreen Cemetery, corner of North Highland Avenue and Greenland Drive.

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HVAC Worker Injured On OHS Roof
HVAC Worker Injured On OHS Roof

On Tuesday Murfreesborfo Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to Oakland High School for a report of someone falling off of the roof.

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UPDATE: Home Invasion, Shooting--Walter Hill
UPDATE: Home Invasion, Shooting--Walter Hill

Neighbors tell WGNS the incident occurred in the area of Mona Road and Tiger Woods Way. Names are being withheld at this time as this is an open and active investigation.

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Some 'Boro Gas Discounters Offer $2.19/Gallon
Some 'Boro Gas Discounters Offer $2.19/Gallon

Gas prices in the Volunteer State continue to rise and are now at year-ago levels. Some 'Boro discounters started the week on Monday morning with regular gas going for $2.19 per gallon.

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Spring Forward...Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday
Spring Forward...Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins early at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning (March 10, 2019). When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.

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Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More
Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More

Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.

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MMC Creates Another Great SPECIAL KIDS' Race
MMC Creates Another Great SPECIAL KIDS' Race

Temps were in the mid 50s when re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield gathered in front of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and fired the cannon at 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning to start the 8th Annual Special Kids Races.

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Historic Downtown Business Leader Dies
Historic Downtown Business Leader Dies

The historic downtown Murfreesboro business district lost one of its leaders and supporters Thursday morning, Marion Bean passed away at his home.

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Spring Forward...Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday
Spring Forward...Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins early at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning (March 10, 2019). When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.

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Deceased MTSU Professor-Sculpture James Gibson Honored
Deceased MTSU Professor-Sculpture James Gibson Honored

MTSU is honoring a gifted sculpture professor and providing a student with financial help to earn an art degree with a new Department of Art and Design scholarship.

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Invisible Fence Donates Pet Oxygen Masks To RCFR
Invisible Fence Donates Pet Oxygen Masks To RCFR

This past Friday, Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee donated 10 bags of animal oxygen masks and supplies to be placed on rescue vehicles.

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Ram Makes Driving Less Stressful
Ram Makes Driving Less Stressful

As we inch closer to springtime, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential problem areas today through March 16, 2019.

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Serious Domestic Incident On Crystal Bear Trail
Serious Domestic Incident On Crystal Bear Trail

Around 11:30 Thursday night, Murfreesboro police responded to a report of a domestic shooting and stabbing on Crystal Bear Trail.

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UPDATE On Thursday's Crystal Bear Trail Domestic
UPDATE On Thursday's Crystal Bear Trail Domestic

Here is an update with Thursday night's domestic related shooting-stabbing incident on Crystal Bear Trail. Shooting victim Cory Thompson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt. The female who was stabbed, Chelley Olson, was treated and released a few hours after the incident.

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Local Man At Rutherford County Jail Awaiting Extradition
Local Man At Rutherford County Jail Awaiting Extradition

U.S. Marshals arrested Andrew Tryon of Murfreesboro in connection with a felony rape that occurred in an Atlanta suburb during the Super Bowl weekend.

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Judge Upholds Lawsuits Against RCSO and DA
Judge Upholds Lawsuits Against RCSO and DA

On Wednesday three different requests from the sheriff's office and DA to throw out "Operation Candy Crush" lawsuits were all denied by U.S. Middle Tennessee District Court Judge Aleta Trauger.

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Deputy Brittany Manning Saved Premature Baby
Deputy Brittany Manning Saved Premature Baby

When Sheriff's Deputy Brittany Manning came to work this past Saturday, delivering a premature baby was "the last thing I thought I would be doing."

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Michael Bishop Book Talk at Linebaugh
Michael Bishop Book Talk at Linebaugh

The Lit Wits book group invites the public to join them for a special guest author event at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30PM.

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Barnabas Vision and the
Barnabas Vision and the "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program in Murfreesboro

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 18th where you can learn more.

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$85K Dump Truck Stolen!
$85K Dump Truck Stolen!

Have you seen this stolen dump truck? If you have, call the Rutherford County Sheriff at 615-904-3032.

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Governor Lee's
Governor Lee's "State of the State" Address

On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.

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Lascassas Highway: Last Year 5 Deaths, 29 Injuries
Lascassas Highway: Last Year 5 Deaths, 29 Injuries

A supervisor with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said that extra enforcement will hopefully reduce the traffic crashes along Lascassas Highway (state route 96 East).

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

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

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Thief Takes Rockvale Elementary's Targets and Trailer
Thief Takes Rockvale Elementary's Targets and Trailer

Rockvale Elementary School students just don't understand why someone would steal their archery targets.

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Alive Hospice--
Alive Hospice--"Bluebird In The Boro"--1 Show Left!

Wednesday night is the final in the trio of evenings for Alive Hospsice' BLUEBIRD IN THE BORO at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro. This is the sixth annual concert series and dinner. For information, phone 615-890-6158.

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Are You Ready: Middle TN Blvd. OPEN
Are You Ready: Middle TN Blvd. OPEN

The long-awaited opening of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard widening project near the MTSU campus is set for all northbound lanes from East Main Street to Greenland Drive beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

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Disney's
Disney's "Alladin, Jr." in Woodbury Next 2 Saturdays

"Disney's "ALADDIN, JR" is being presented the next two Saturdays at the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. There are only 2:00PM Saturday matinees on March 9 and 16, 2019.

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Gas UP 3-Cents From Previous Week
Gas UP 3-Cents From Previous Week

Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.

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One Day Spring, Next Day Winter: Ram's Road Forecast
One Day Spring, Next Day Winter: Ram's Road Forecast

We're in the interim season, where one week it's spring and then back to winter. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where "flip-flop" traffic challenges might occur today through March 9, 2019

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MTSU Research--from Kudzu, Ginseng to Volcanoes!
MTSU Research--from Kudzu, Ginseng to Volcanoes!

The Middle Tennessee State University undergraduate students' research topics ranged from kudzu to ginseng to volcanoes and more.

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Some Retailers Had Rough 2018
Some Retailers Had Rough 2018

GAP. Victoria's Secrets and JC Penny announced they will reduce their number of stores. A list of closing locations has not yet been announced.

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Who Is Your Good Neighbor?
Who Is Your Good Neighbor?

Saluting "Good Neighbors" is a 72-year tradition at WGNS, and Rion Flowers has been the official florist over the decades. Let WGNS know who has made a difference in your day.

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Rain, Sleet or Snow--USPO is there when you need them!
Rain, Sleet or Snow--USPO is there when you need them!

The old slogan "Rain, sleet or snow--nothing stops the post office" certainly proved true when Smyrna Postal Carrier Edgar Prosper came across a patron in distress. In fact, he is credited with saving a life.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford hosted a topping out ceremony
Saint Thomas Rutherford hosted a topping out ceremony

Saint Thomas Rutherford hosted a topping out ceremony to celebrate construction of the highest point of its vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus.

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Murfreesboro City Schools' SUMMER CAMP
Murfreesboro City Schools' SUMMER CAMP

Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.

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Locally Owned Murfreesboro Raised $4K MTSU Scholarship
Locally Owned Murfreesboro Raised $4K MTSU Scholarship

Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, raised $4,000 for a scholarship in MTSU's Jones College of Business.

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St. Patrick's Month
St. Patrick's Month "Widow's Ministry" Free Luncheon

The Wings of Hope Widow's Ministry has its March meeting at noon this coming Monday (3/4/2019) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (1267 Rutherford Boulevard).

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Smyrna: Kidnapped Infant Safe, Father ARRESTED
Smyrna: Kidnapped Infant Safe, Father ARRESTED

A Tuesday (2/26/2019) night domestic situation in Smyrna now has the kidnapped newborn infant safe. The father accused of taking the child has been caught.

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RCSO TUESDAY ROAD UPDATE:  Only 3 Closed!
RCSO TUESDAY ROAD UPDATE: Only 3 Closed!

And then there were three. Rutherford County Sheriffs Office spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni reports that only three roads remain closed due to the high water conditions from the previous weekend.

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Main Street Murfreesboro Celebrates 34th Anniversary
Main Street Murfreesboro Celebrates 34th Anniversary

The annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting was held Tuesday morning in the new "Tasty Table and Olive Branch Bakery". Executive Director Kathleen Herzog noted this was the group's 34th year. The local Main Street program was one of the five first to be established in Tennessee.

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5 Outstanding Warrants + Evading Arrest
5 Outstanding Warrants + Evading Arrest

Murfreesboro Police went to 338 Southeast Broad Street around 6:15 last Friday night in regards to a personwho was trying to pawn goods that were possibly stolen. As the officer entered Murfreesboro Pawn at 338 Southeast Broad Street, the suspect was leaving.

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Murfreesboro Police Beat
Murfreesboro Police Beat

With the torrential rain over the past weekend, you would have thought illegal activities would have been down. Wrong! Driving on revoked, DUI, using marijuana while driving--no the rain didn't slow these actions.

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400+ Students In MTSU's Science Olympiad
400+ Students In MTSU's Science Olympiad

Eight teams -- four middle schools and four high schools -- have received invitations to compete in the State Science Olympiad in April after strong showings at the recent 24th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU Saturday

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Grant Acquires 42-Acres of Stones River Battle Land
Grant Acquires 42-Acres of Stones River Battle Land

A 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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Murfreesboro Evalutates Flood Prone Areas
Murfreesboro Evalutates Flood Prone Areas

February's heavy rainfall in Middle Tennessee, the wettest on record for the month dating back to 1880 according to the National Weather Service, was an extraordinary event due to accumulative rain over several days.

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Public Invited To Oakland High Art's Night This Friday
Public Invited To Oakland High Art's Night This Friday

The Oakland High School arts teachers and students invite the public to attend ARTS NIGHT from 5:30 to 8:00 this Friday evening.

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ACLU Readying To Sue If
ACLU Readying To Sue If "Fetal Cardiac Bill" Passes

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee announced that it will file a lawsuit if the "Fetal Cardiac Activity Bill" becomes law.

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Senator White Getting
Senator White Getting "Constitution" To All 8th Graders

State Senator Dawn White, a founding member of the 917 Society, is helping to get POCKET CONSTITUTIONS to every eighth grade student.

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'Boro Again Has Cheapest Gas In Tennessee
'Boro Again Has Cheapest Gas In Tennessee

Gas prices in Tennessee have increased the past 13 consecutive days for an average total of 15 cents per gallon. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas going for $2.11 per gallon. That again give Murfreesboro the lowest gas prices in the state.

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TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna Accredited by CAP
TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna Accredited by CAP

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center based on the results of a recent on-site review by CAP inspectors.

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

Crimes of passion are the most dangerous and unpredictable. This was tragically proven again on Saturday when Murfreesboro police received a call from a victim who was being assaulted in a moving car, and her attacker would not stop the vehicle.

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Rutherford County Schools OPEN Tuesday!
Rutherford County Schools OPEN Tuesday!

Rutherford County Schools announced that they would re-open at normal hours this Tuesday (2/26/2019).

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Car Burglar Runs From MPD Into River--Rescued by MFRD
Car Burglar Runs From MPD Into River--Rescued by MFRD

At approximately 11:26 Monday morning, Murfreesboro police received a call about an unidentified male attempting to break into vehicles at a business on Medical Center Parkway.

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Equali-TEA Returns To MTSU April 2nd
Equali-TEA Returns To MTSU April 2nd

The Equali-TEA, a high tea that is presented by AAUW-Murfreesboro is returning to the MTSU campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. We've been told that hats are optional.

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March Is MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS Month!
March Is MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS Month!

Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to experience the music of the MCS Festival Choir at 6:00 o'clock Friday night, March 8th in Cason Lane Academy's gymnasium.

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RCSO's UPDATE On Road Closures
RCSO's UPDATE On Road Closures

It's amazing what a few days without rain will do. Rutherford County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Lisa Marchisoni gives an update on the high water road closures as of Monday.

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Parkside Housing Playground UP IN FLAMES Monday
Parkside Housing Playground UP IN FLAMES Monday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at 524 Vaughn Street just before 4:30 Monday afternoon.

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HOT Red Cross Helped During Flood Conditions
HOT Red Cross Helped During Flood Conditions

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy helping persons with high water problems. The local chapter has operated three shelters.

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Rapper David Banner Speaks Thursday at MTSU
Rapper David Banner Speaks Thursday at MTSU

MTSU will wrap up its stellar Black History Month events with a Grammy Award-nominated keynote speaker. David Banner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Congratulations Professor Frank Michello
Congratulations Professor Frank Michello

"Faith, family, friends and finance." Listening to MTSU business professor Frank Michello and those who know him well, it quickly became clear that those four words have been driving forces behind a life and professional career that was honored this week when the longtime educator accepted the 2019 John Pleas Faculty Award.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

A mix of high water, winds and cold temps create some unique driving challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has tips for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 2, 2019.

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Motorist Ignores
Motorist Ignores "High Water Warning" 7AM Saturday

A Murfreesboro motorist ignored the "high water" warning signs on Sulphur Springs Road around 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue teams rushed to the scene and saved the day.

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RCSO Updates Rutherford County Road Closures
RCSO Updates Rutherford County Road Closures

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has updated the roads that are closed as a result of "high water". This information is updated regularly.

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Rising Water Update For MURFREESBORO
Rising Water Update For MURFREESBORO

The continued rain is causing Murfreesboro officials to close several roads within the city limits. In addition, cabins along the Stones River and much of the Old Fort Park Golf Course are covered with water. This information is UPDATED regularly.

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DANGER: High Water in Rutherford County
DANGER: High Water in Rutherford County

The City of Murfreesboro's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Murfreesboro Police Department Headquarters has been activated since 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

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Ellis Lee Bell, III Indicted for Murdering Woman
Ellis Lee Bell, III Indicted for Murdering Woman

A stranger accused of abducting and fatally shooting a Rutherford County a 26-year old Murfreesboro woman February 27, 2018 was indicted on murder charges.

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Governor Lee Wants Safer Schools
Governor Lee Wants Safer Schools

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence.

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Christy Houston Gives Hospital $985K Grant
Christy Houston Gives Hospital $985K Grant

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been awarded a $985,000 grant from The Christy Houston Foundation, Inc. which will be used in a facility expansion to house a new 256 slice CT unit at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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'Boro Gas Cheapest In State:  $2.01 Per Gallon
'Boro Gas Cheapest In State: $2.01 Per Gallon

Tennesse gas prices rose 5 cents last week, and drivers should see additional increases this week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.01 per gallon.

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Stolen Murfreesboro Car Leads To Hendersonville Arrests
Stolen Murfreesboro Car Leads To Hendersonville Arrests

A stolen vehicle from Murfreesboro led Hendersonville Police to arrest five persons believed to be connected with a several crimes, including stolen autos and burglarizing others.

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Traffic Problems Ahead
Traffic Problems Ahead

Newcomers to the area are amazed at the variety of weather, but when you're walking the winter-spring line--it's not unusual to enjoy all 4 seasons in a one-week time span. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 23, 2019.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans Center Honors Palm Restaurant
Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans Center Honors Palm Restaurant

The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University this week honored The Palm Restaurant in Nashville for expressing its commitment to hiring and supporting those who have served in our country's armed forces.

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JAMES MEREDITH Speaks At MTSU's Unity Luncheon
JAMES MEREDITH Speaks At MTSU's Unity Luncheon

"That James Meredith was a bad dude, wasn't he?"--was the immediate reaction of James Meredith himself to a video shown Thursday at the 23rd annual Unity Luncheon in MTSU's Student Union Ballroom.

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New Leadership Sworn In At Charity Circle
New Leadership Sworn In At Charity Circle

A new slate of officers and executive committee sworn-in at the historic Rutherford County Charity Circle.

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City Council approves $58 million debt issuance
City Council approves $58 million debt issuance

The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday approved a Detailed Bond Resolution and Loan Agreement with SunTrust Bank to fund $58 million in 2019 Capital Improvement Projects with a 2.84 percent interest rate over a 15-year term.

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Senator Alexander Deals With Opiod Crisis
Senator Alexander Deals With Opiod Crisis

On Tuesday, Senate health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "We want to make sure that as we deal with the opioid crisis, we keep in mind those people who are in pain."

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Gas Prices Inching Lower Again
Gas Prices Inching Lower Again

Gas prices in Tennessee are inching lower again, after rising 2 cents last week. Drivers are currently paying an average price of $2.04 per gallon at the pump. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week (2/11/2019) with regular gas at $1.91 per gallon.

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1PM Fender-Bender Off Medical Center Parkway Monday
1PM Fender-Bender Off Medical Center Parkway Monday

A two-car fender-bender, thought to have included a medical emergency, occurred around 1:00 o'clock Monday afternoon off the Medical Center Parkway.

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Former Sheriff Arnold May Be In TN By May, 2019
Former Sheriff Arnold May Be In TN By May, 2019

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may be released a year early, not as a "political pardon" but for "good behavior". He might be in a Tennesse halfway house by this coming May.

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City & County Teachers: Apply For BEP Grants Now!
City & County Teachers: Apply For BEP Grants Now!

Chamber of Commerce BEP Executive Director Amelia Bozeman announced, "Applications for The Emil and Lilly Hassan Teachers' Fund are now available for teachers who are working within the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County School Systems."

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MTSU Involved In The 61st Annual Grammy Awards
MTSU Involved In The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty connected with Southern California alumni and recording industry executives are in LA getting "hands on experience" with this weekend's 61st annual Grammy Awards.

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Blackman's Alexandra Andueza Wins State Championship!
Blackman's Alexandra Andueza Wins State Championship!

Blackman High School freshman wins State High School Diving Championships! Congratulations to Alexandra Andueza.

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Ram Helps 'Boro Motorists Maneuver Traffic Challenges
Ram Helps 'Boro Motorists Maneuver Traffic Challenges

Tennessee allows you to celebrate all 4 seasons in one week. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran helps Murfreesboro motorists avoid the ever changing trouble spots created by those changing conditions. Here is Ram's report for today through February 16th.

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THANK YOU MPD Major Clyde Adkison!
THANK YOU MPD Major Clyde Adkison!

After more than 40-years of service to this community, Clyde Adkison retired Friday from the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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Murfreesboro Has A Great Natural History Museum
Murfreesboro Has A Great Natural History Museum

Did you realize there was a museum of natural history in Murfreesboro? The Earth Experience at 816 Old Salem Road is the only facility of its type in the mid-state. It's open Thursday through Saturday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.

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TEC To Celebrate Pi Microcomputer's Birthday
TEC To Celebrate Pi Microcomputer's Birthday

Have you visited the Rutherford County Library System's latest branch--the Technology Engagement Center (TEC) at 306 Minerva Drive. They're getting getting ready to celebrate the 7th birthday of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.

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Friday Morning Fire On Belle Oaks Drive
Friday Morning Fire On Belle Oaks Drive

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1417 Belle Oaks Drive just after 8:30 Friday morning.

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Cold Friday Night Did Not Chill The Boro Art Crawl
Cold Friday Night Did Not Chill The Boro Art Crawl

Despite a brisk wind and temps around 30, the Murfreesboro Art Crawl had a decent turnout. There was not much tarrying around the square, but quick jaunts from place to place.

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Do NOT Travel On Roads With Water Flowing Over Them!
Do NOT Travel On Roads With Water Flowing Over Them!

Do NOT travel roads that have water flowing ove them. BEWARE--there are reports of many area roads that are in this condition.

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2019 Firefly Awards Honoring Locally Owned Businesses
2019 Firefly Awards Honoring Locally Owned Businesses

Now is the time to nominate your favorite locally owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna business for the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards.

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Goodwill Job Fair Tuesday for 400 Jobs!
Goodwill Job Fair Tuesday for 400 Jobs!

If you keep hearing the song "Get A Job" in your mind, then you need to attend GOODWILL INDUSTRY'S "Job Fair" this coming Tuesday, February 12, 2019. It's at Goodwill, 2955 S. Church Street, from 10AM-1PM.

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4 MPD Officers Are Promoted To Sergeants
4 MPD Officers Are Promoted To Sergeants

Congratulations to Sergeant Chris Phillips, Sergeant Cameron Adam, Sergeant Bryant Mitchell and Sergeant Robert Palmer.

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MPD Officer Brown and K-9 Juice Retired Jan. 31
MPD Officer Brown and K-9 Juice Retired Jan. 31

Officer Gregg Brown retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) on January 31, 2019, after dedicating nearly 17 years of service to the department. His K-9 partner, Juice, also retired after 8-years of service.

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Sign-Up Quickly, Most RCFR CPR Classes Are Full!
Sign-Up Quickly, Most RCFR CPR Classes Are Full!

Rutherford County Fire Rescue's free "hands only CPR" classes are so popular that according to the county's website, the first four of the seven classes are full.

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Alive Hospice' 6th Annual Bluebird In The Boro Returning!
Alive Hospice' 6th Annual Bluebird In The Boro Returning!

The 6th Annual Bluebird in the Boro is returning to the Grove in Murfreesboro March 4, 5 and 6.

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly
Gas Prices Drop Slightly

The gas price roller coaster continues, with the cost of petro dropping 2.5-cents in Tennessee over the past week. Some Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $1.92.

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New Fire Hall #4 NOW OPEN!
New Fire Hall #4 NOW OPEN!

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Station 4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway, beside the Stones River, officially opened with the 7:00 o'clock shift change on Monday morning. At that time, the old fire hall on Jones Boulevard, became a memory.

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Changes At RCSO Adult Detention Center
Changes At RCSO Adult Detention Center

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Bernard Salandy has accepted a job in the private sector. Effective this coming Monday Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh has appointed Capt. Chris Fly to become Deputy Chief of the Adult Detention Center.

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MTSU's Dyslexia Center Changes Lives
MTSU's Dyslexia Center Changes Lives

Years ago, Scott Austin's parents disrupted his summer fun to take him to Murfreesboro. By his own admission, he didn't appreciate it. Today, he appreciates it a great deal.

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WINGS OF HOPE WIDOW'S MINISTRY Meets Monday
WINGS OF HOPE WIDOW'S MINISTRY Meets Monday

The Wings of Hope Widow's Ministry has its February meeting at noon this coming Monday (2/4/2019) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (1267 Rutherford Boulevard).

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Ram's Road Warnings Through February 9, 2019
Ram's Road Warnings Through February 9, 2019

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is always looking out for Murfreesboro motorists. Here are Ram's areas that might have congestion issues today through February 9, 2019.

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Drug Arrest:  33-Year Old Reginal T. Womack
Drug Arrest: 33-Year Old Reginal T. Womack

A joint operation involving Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local authorities has resulted in the arrest of an Old Hickory man on drug-related charges involving heroin and fentanyl.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Saturday Night: Siegel Elementary
Multi-Vehicle Crash Saturday Night: Siegel Elementary

There was a multi-vehicle crash on Thompson Lane around 6:00 o'clock Saturday night in front of Siegel Elementary School.

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16 Local Girls Officially In Scouts BSA
16 Local Girls Officially In Scouts BSA

An ceremonial event Friday in MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center welcomed girls into the Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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Wilbur the Pig Passes Away
Wilbur the Pig Passes Away

Wilbur the Pig has passed away as a result of cancer. The news from John L. Batey at Batey Farms in the Blackman community.

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"2019 Business At Its Best" Was Packed!

It was another "standing room only" BUSINESS AT ITS BEST luncheon in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. In fact, there was a lengthy waiting list for tickets.

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City Council Approves Land Swap With New Vision Baptist
City Council Approves Land Swap With New Vision Baptist

The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening and approved a land swap with New Vision Baptist Church on Thompson Lane. This is part of a roadway extension from Vanderbilt's facility being built on Garrison Drive.

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Gas Prices Slip Slightly Lower--$2.00/gallon
Gas Prices Slip Slightly Lower--$2.00/gallon

Gas prices in Tennessee are drifting lower again, after rising 6 cents last week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.

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Old Fashioned Books - MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more
Old Fashioned Books - MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more

There is something about a book... a real book and not an electronic book. With more on this subject, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...

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THANK YOU Cliff and Jane for Greenhouse Ministries
THANK YOU Cliff and Jane for Greenhouse Ministries

On Monday night Greenhouse Ministries celebrated a milestone. Supporters gathered at Murfreesboro First Presbyterian Church to share memories, love and wonderful stories--and especially to thank Cliff and Jane Sharp.

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1st Presbyterian Chili Cook-Off Winner To Compete Countywide
1st Presbyterian Chili Cook-Off Winner To Compete Countywide

First Presbyterian Church in downtown Murfreesboro held its 20th annual Chili Cook-off and Brownie Bake-Off Sunday night with the chili winner moving on to compete in a county-wide HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

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"Friends of Linebaugh" Luncheon At Woman's Club On Saturday

The Friends of Linebaugh Library group enjoyed ther annual membership luncheon on Saturday at the Murfreesboro Woman's Club. Author Phyllis Gobbell was the guest speaker.

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Ram's Cold Weather Road Report
Ram's Cold Weather Road Report

"Some days are warmer, some days are cold", that's Tennessee weather for you. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects ebb and flow with the mercury. Here are potential problem spots today through February 2, 2019.

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Dr. Tony Johnston Invites YOU To Prune Grapevines
Dr. Tony Johnston Invites YOU To Prune Grapevines

For those wanting to volunteer or to learn about how to prune grapevines, there will be opportunities to join MTSU's Tony Johnston and others for the next five Saturdays at the Rutherford County UT Extension at Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro.

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Insurance Group Helps MTSU Students Studying SALES!
Insurance Group Helps MTSU Students Studying SALES!

Insurance Group of America has given a significant boost to MTSU's new professional sales program with a $100,000 sponsorship that funds a new office to increase student outreach and internship opportunities.

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Domestic Violence Thursday Afternoon On Arnold Lane
Domestic Violence Thursday Afternoon On Arnold Lane

At 3:45 Thursday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police received word of a domestic situation in the 100 block of Arnold Lane near Rutherford Boulevard. 29-year old Andrew Tennyson was arrested.

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FREE Comedy Show For Public At MTSU
FREE Comedy Show For Public At MTSU

A comedian who has transformed his disability into a career is bringing his act to MTSU. Samuel J. Comroe, a former finalist on the NBC reality television series "America's Got Talent," will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Student Union Ballroom. No admission--it's FREE!

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Doug Young Honored At City Schools Foundation Gala
Doug Young Honored At City Schools Foundation Gala

The 13th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation was held Friday night in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.

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Club Marvel This Saturday Morning At Miller Coliseum
Club Marvel This Saturday Morning At Miller Coliseum

Murfreesboro City Schools in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University will host its first Club Marvel event of 2019 this Saturday morning from 9:00 until noon at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane.

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All Is SAFE At Siegel Middle School...OPEN FRIDAY!
All Is SAFE At Siegel Middle School...OPEN FRIDAY!

Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, a construction crew hit a gas main while digging on the roadside, across from Siegel Middle School. Middle School students were taken next door to Siegel High. At the end of the day, parents picked them up there. Siegel Middle School will be OPEN FRIDAY!

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Massive Emergency Drill Held Thursday On Florence Road
Massive Emergency Drill Held Thursday On Florence Road

All day Thursday, a vacant ranch-style brick home on Singer Road was covered by teams of Tennessee National Guard members from the 45th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.

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Deceased Woman Identified: Valerie Jane Schneider age 43
Deceased Woman Identified: Valerie Jane Schneider age 43

Here's an update on the deceased woman found last Thursday night near the railroad tracks behind Mayday Brewery.

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Red Cross Issues EMERGENCY APPEAL For Blood
Red Cross Issues EMERGENCY APPEAL For Blood

The Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood, especially type O.

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AAA Shows Gas UP 1-Cent...Unchanged In 'Boro!
AAA Shows Gas UP 1-Cent...Unchanged In 'Boro!

Here in Murfreesboro gas prices showed a one-cent increase from the previous week with regular gas at $1.88. But AAA forecasts that prices could rise another 3-5 cents this week, due to recent strength in the oil market and rising wholesale gasoline prices. The average price for gasoline in Tennessee is $2.01 per gallon.

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30-Degree Temps Didn't Slow The MLK, Jr. March !
30-Degree Temps Didn't Slow The MLK, Jr. March !

A breezy 30-degree day did not reduce the impact of Murfreesboro's Martin Luther King, Jr Day march from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center at noon on Monday.

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MLK Day Was Perfect For INTERIOR Habitat Work
MLK Day Was Perfect For INTERIOR Habitat Work

Thank goodness the Habitat for Humanity home renewal work done on MLK, Jr. Day at 712 East State Street was mostly interior.

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MLK Celebration Breakfast At MTSU January 26, 2019
MLK Celebration Breakfast At MTSU January 26, 2019

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast will be at MTSU's James Union Building at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 26, 2019.

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Ram's Wintry Mix Traffic News
Ram's Wintry Mix Traffic News

Winter weather and traffic around construction sites could become a challenge. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of possible problem areas for today through January 26, 2019.

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Murfreesboro City School's TEACHERS OF THE YEAR!
Murfreesboro City School's TEACHERS OF THE YEAR!

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2019 Teachers of the Year. The system-level teachers are Sarah Chumney from Cason Lane Academy and Dana Stem from Bradley Academy.

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January STARS Recipient Christopher Randolph
January STARS Recipient Christopher Randolph

Golf Department Shop Manager Christopher Randolph has been named STARS award recipient for January 2019. Last month he took immediate action on a life-threatening illness of an Old Fort Golf Club patron.

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Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion NOW Thru 3/3/19
Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion NOW Thru 3/3/19

Wedding Dresses Through The Decades is now open every day through March 3, 2019 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.

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Governor Bill Haslam Grants His Final 23 Pardons
Governor Bill Haslam Grants His Final 23 Pardons

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to 23 current or former Tennesseans, non were for residents from Rutherford County.

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MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors MLK Monday
MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors MLK Monday

MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sorority will host a candlelight vigil honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Student Union Ballroom at 6:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening. Dr. Aaron Treadwell will deliver the keynote address.

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State Unemployment Remains LOW At 3.6%
State Unemployment Remains LOW At 3.6%

New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed statewide unemployment rates have held steady during the final month of 2018.

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See Renovations At Linebaugh's Open House
See Renovations At Linebaugh's Open House

Major renovations, changes and improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will be unveiled in an open house from 9:00-11:00AM Tuesday morning, January 29, 2019.

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Rotary's
Rotary's "All Inclusive Park" In Smyrna Moves Closer!

The Smyrna Rotary Club continues plans to create an all-inclusive facility in the Lee Victory Park at 110 Sam Ridley Parkway East in Smyrna.

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Bill Lee Now 50th Governor of Tennessee
Bill Lee Now 50th Governor of Tennessee

At the stroke of noon Saturday, Bill Lee became Tennessee's 50th governor during a ceremony inside the War Memorial Auditorium.

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St. Thomas
St. Thomas "Rutherford Society Gala" Huge Success

The Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation's "12th Annual Rutherford Society Gala" was held Saturday night in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Happy 20th Birthday Greenhouse Ministries
Happy 20th Birthday Greenhouse Ministries

Greenhouse Ministries is celebrating its 20th anniversary. They are also offer programs on mentoring, goal setting, and marriage to everyone in the community.

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Congrats To Local 5th Grade Amazing Shake Winners!
Congrats To Local 5th Grade Amazing Shake Winners!

The local AMAZING SHAKE competition wrapped-up Thursday with fifth grade Rutherford County elementary school students Veronica Babbitt and Madeline Heaton winning. They head to Atlanta next month for the nationals!

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1st Reading, City Council Doubles Hotel/Motel Tax To Pay For Soccer Complex
1st Reading, City Council Doubles Hotel/Motel Tax To Pay For Soccer Complex

On Thursday night (1/17/2019) the Murfreesboro City Council adopted on first reading an increase in the Hotel/Motel occupancy tax from 2.5 percent to 5.0 percent per stay.

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Thursday PM Adult Woman Found Dead Near Salem Road
Thursday PM Adult Woman Found Dead Near Salem Road

Around 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, Murfreesboro City Police responded to a wooded area behind Mayday Brewery where they found the body of a deceased female.

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C-SPAN Bus Awed Visitors At Its MTSU Stop
C-SPAN Bus Awed Visitors At Its MTSU Stop

The 45-foot C-SPAN bus was alive with communication wizardry as it stopped at MTSU Wednesday. The day's adventure placed MTSU students and community leaders only a touch screen away from the more than 247,000 hours of content of that TV network's vast video library.

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Special Agents Make Multiple Drug Arrests In Franklin County
Special Agents Make Multiple Drug Arrests In Franklin County

Some drugs that would have likely ended-up in Rutherford County have been stopped by the arrests of 12 persons in nearby Franklin County on a variety of drug-related charges.

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Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity "Has A Dream"

This coming Monday Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Hands on Nashville for a house rehab project in Murfreesboro as a special MLK Day.

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Farmers Must Attend Course Before Applying Dicamba
Farmers Must Attend Course Before Applying Dicamba

The Rutherford County Agricultural Extension Service reminds farmers that before you apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in 2019, you must first attend an approved dicamba-specific training.

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2.8 Magnitude Quake Felt In 'Boro & Shelbyville
2.8 Magnitude Quake Felt In 'Boro & Shelbyville

At 8:37PM Tuesday night (1/15/2019) the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 2.8 magnitude quake at a depth of 7.4 Km. That is a very light tremor, but it occurred near Shelbyville and residents in Murfreesboro reported feeling it.

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Diversity Through Art, Cuisine, Music And More
Diversity Through Art, Cuisine, Music And More

African American exhibits, cuisine, and much more will be featured Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 4:30PM, as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center celebrate The African American Cultural Celebration.

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Larry Flowers Named PIO for MPD
Larry Flowers Named PIO for MPD

Well known television news reporter Larry Flowers has agreed to serve as public information officer (PIO) for the Murfreesboro Police Department. In addition, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue's PIO Ashley McDonald has been promoted to assistant public information officer serving in the City Manager's office.

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"Film Noir" Series CANCELLED at Linebaugh

MTSU English Professor Elyce Rae Helford has cancelled the film noir series due to a schedule conflict.

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Gas Costs Rising Again
Gas Costs Rising Again

Oil prices rising and so is the cost of gas. The average price of gas in Tennessee increased 3 cents in the past four days, but it jumped 25-cents in Murfreesboro. Some discounters started the week at $1.94 per gallon here in the 'Boro--NOT the lowest price in the state.

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Murfreesboro Airport Gets $2-Million TDOT Grant
Murfreesboro Airport Gets $2-Million TDOT Grant

State Senators Dawn White and Shane Reeves announced that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a $2-million grant for improvements at the Murfreesboro Airport.

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Banner Drive House Fire Sunday Morning
Banner Drive House Fire Sunday Morning

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a three-story house fire at 831 Banner Drive around 6:30 Sunday morning.

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Smyrna Rotary Planning Park For ALL Ages and Abilities!
Smyrna Rotary Planning Park For ALL Ages and Abilities!

This coming Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30PM the Smyrna Rotary Club will hold a community meeting at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. Plans for an all-inclusive playground at Lee Victory Park will be presented. It allows people of all ages and abilities to play together.

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Ram's
Ram's "First You Do, and then you Don't" Traffic Report

Remember the old song, "First you say you do and then you don't." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran equates that to Tennessee weather, and that impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's how it looks today through January 19th.

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C-SPAN Bus At MTSU Wednesday...Public Invited!
C-SPAN Bus At MTSU Wednesday...Public Invited!

The C-SPAN Bus is on a "Southern Swing, and it will be in Murfreesboro this coming Wednesday, January 16, 2019. C-SPAN's award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus will visit Middle Tennessee State University to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials.

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Senior Center Says THANK YOU Brenda Kiskis Elliott!
Senior Center Says THANK YOU Brenda Kiskis Elliott!

Congratulations to Brenda Kiskis Elliott who has retired from years of service as the program coordinator at the St. Clair Street Senior Center.

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Extra, Extra--
Extra, Extra--"Newsies" NOW at Center for the Arts

Extra! Extra! Disney's Newsies - the film, turned Tony Award-winning Broadway show, kicked off the 2019 season at The Center for the Arts and continues now through January 27, 2019.

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Linebaugh Tells It ALL from Medicare To Gardens
Linebaugh Tells It ALL from Medicare To Gardens

Learn everything from Medicare to Master Gardeners now at the Linebaugh Public Library.

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Murfreesboro Woman Killed In Thursday Night Crash
Murfreesboro Woman Killed In Thursday Night Crash

Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Thursday night, Smyrna police answered a call for a two vehicle fatal crash near the entrance to Jefferson Springs Recreation Area.

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Immediate Action Required By TN SNAP Recipients
Immediate Action Required By TN SNAP Recipients

The federal government's shutdown requires SNAP recipients to file paperwork by the end of the business day this coming Monday.

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Red Cross says
Red Cross says "Urgent Need" is better description!

The Red Cross is definitely in need of blood, but External Communications Manager for Blood Tiffany Taylor told WGNS that a general e-mail describing an "emergency alert" for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region should be changed to "urgent need".

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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March to be held in Murfreesboro 01/21/2019
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March to be held in Murfreesboro 01/21/2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The American holiday honors the life and achievements of this influential civil rights leader.

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Performance Center Planned...Rutherford Arts Alliance Launched
Performance Center Planned...Rutherford Arts Alliance Launched

A broad coalition of community volunteers gathered Wednesday evening at the Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro to launch the Rutherford Arts Alliance.

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Record Jumpers at SportsCom's
Record Jumpers at SportsCom's "Polar Bear Plunge"

SportsCom's Superintendent Bart Fite welcomed a record number of jumpers to the 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (1/5/2019) at the Boro Beach.

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Resolution: GIVE LIFE to the Red Cross in January
Resolution: GIVE LIFE to the Red Cross in January

Here's a worth resolution, GIVE LIFE! It's as easy as giving blood or platelets to the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross, 501 Memorial Boulevard.

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Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers Turn 52 This Year!
Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers Turn 52 This Year!

Begin the New Year with a chance to get healthier, meet great friends and travel the world. Come to a free Cripple Creek Clogger' rehearsal and practice session at 4:15 Sunday afternoon, January 13, 2019, in the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center.

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County Mayor Ketron Was First To Test Wine On Sundays Law
County Mayor Ketron Was First To Test Wine On Sundays Law

It is now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores on Sundays. Legislation sponsored by Bill Ketron during his term as state senator went into effect at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning, January 6, 2019.

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THP Needs Public's Help With Fatal I-24 Hit and Run
THP Needs Public's Help With Fatal I-24 Hit and Run

The Tennessee Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the fatal hit and run on Saturday, December 29, 2018, involving a female pedestrian on I-24 near the Almaville Road exit.

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Smyrna Police continue their investigation into silver SUV that flipped over a guard rail early Sunday morning on Sam Ridley Parkway near Blair Road.

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Ram Warns Where To Look For Traffic Problems
Ram Warns Where To Look For Traffic Problems

Back on regular construction schedule, and Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to expect issues now through January 12th for local motorists.

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Smyrna's First Baby of 2019: Leah Gongora-Rodriguez
Smyrna's First Baby of 2019: Leah Gongora-Rodriguez

Leah Gongora-Rodriguez, 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long, was the Smyrna community's first baby of the new year and was born at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

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Free
Free "Momentum Seminar" at Linebaugh

Linebaugh is pleased to host Momentum Seminars on Thursday, January 31, at 6:30 pm for a special team-building workshop. Space is available to the first 20 who sign-up and the workshop is free.

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THIS SATURDAY: Polar Bear Plunge in Murfreesboro
THIS SATURDAY: Polar Bear Plunge in Murfreesboro

Kick start your New Year's resolutions by plunging into Sports*Com's outdoor pool on the first Saturday in January, which happens to be THIS SATURDAY.

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Chamber's
Chamber's "Business At Its Best" January 31st at Embassy Suites

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS AT IT'S BEST is set for 11:30 Thursday morning, January 31, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-members.

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Traffic Stop at MTSU: 14 Pounds of Marijuana Confiscated
Traffic Stop at MTSU: 14 Pounds of Marijuana Confiscated

A routine traffic stop on the MTSU campus Wednesday evening lead to a drug arrest and 14 pounds of marijuana confiscated.

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New Year's Day 5K
New Year's Day 5K

The Old Fort Park was the site of the Mayor's NEW YEAR'S DAY 5k here in Murfreesboro. The 11:00 o'clock morning start time may have also helped to encourage a good turnout.

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Writer-Humorist Dan Whittle Honored
Writer-Humorist Dan Whittle Honored

There was a tribute honoring Dan Whittle at the Smyrna Public Library on Wednesday.

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Murfreesboro Regular Gas $1.73/Gallon
Murfreesboro Regular Gas $1.73/Gallon

The plunge at the pump continues into the New Year, and Murfreesboro again has the cheapest gas in the Volunteer State with some local discounters offering regular petro for $1.73 per gallon.

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At least one reported dead after Murfreesboro shooting
At least one reported dead after Murfreesboro shooting

A shooting in Murfreesboro is being investigated by detectives. Reports indicate the incident unfolded in the area of Greystone Apartments on West Lokey Avenue Saturday night.

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Mindy Barrett New Branch Manager at MGL
Mindy Barrett New Branch Manager at MGL

Effective January 14, 2019 Mindy Barrett will become the new branch supervisor at the Myrtle Glanton Lord branch in the Patterson Park Community Center.

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WGNS Enjoys 72 Years of Service To Community
WGNS Enjoys 72 Years of Service To Community

The New Year brings the 72nd anniversary for your GOOD NEIGHBOR STATION--WGNS. John Hood shares some early memories.

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The Darter Fish Makes News
The Darter Fish Makes News

In response to a petition and litigation from conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized protection for the trispot darter fish under the Endangered Species Act. More than 180 miles of river were also proposed for protection as critical habitat for this fish.

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THP: Deceased Woman On I-24 May Be Hit & Run
THP: Deceased Woman On I-24 May Be Hit & Run

The Tennessee Highway Patrol needs help from the public in gathering information about a deceased woman found in a ditch on I-24 near Almaville Road.

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The Late Doug Young To Be Honored By City Schools Foundation
The Late Doug Young To Be Honored By City Schools Foundation

The 12th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation is set for Friday evening, January 25, 2019 at MTSU. The honoree is the late Doug Young.

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Rutherford Tied For 2nd Lowest Unemployed County
Rutherford Tied For 2nd Lowest Unemployed County

Each of Tennessee's 95 counties experienced lower unemployment in November 2018 according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Plus, Rutherford tied for the second lowest unemployed county in the Volunteer State.

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Branches FREE
Branches FREE "Recovery" Workshop for Pastors

Branches Counseling Center at 1102 Dow St., is presenting a FREE workshop for pastors and church leaders on "Building the Capacity to Become a Recovery-Friendly Congregation." RSVP now.

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"Less Local Control With Schools Than Ever"

The Murfreesboro City School Superintendent feels "local control" is important, but we have "less local control" than ever.

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Re-Cycle Your Christmas Tree
Re-Cycle Your Christmas Tree

Don't trash your Christmas tree in the landfill, recycle it back to nature. There are drop-off sites in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne.

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COLD PATROL Helps Homeless On Cold Nights!
COLD PATROL Helps Homeless On Cold Nights!

Being homeless is rough on sub-freezing nights, but especially on CHRISTMAS EVE. The Cold Patrol is helping the local homeless population.

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Murfreesboro Has Cheapest Gas...$1.75
Murfreesboro Has Cheapest Gas...$1.75

If you shop around, you'll find Tennessee's best buy on gas in the 'Boro. Some discounters started the week at $1.75 per gallon.

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CWD Confirmed In Tennessee Wild Deer
CWD Confirmed In Tennessee Wild Deer

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has confirmed that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in ten wild deer, abnd have implemented emergency rules.

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Fatal Crash In Front Of MTCS
Fatal Crash In Front Of MTCS

One person was killed in a 3-vehicle fatal crash in front of Middle Tennessee Christian School on Memorial Boulevard. It occurred at 10:10AM Christmas eve morning.

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Four MTSU Grads Become Army 2nd Lieutenants
Four MTSU Grads Become Army 2nd Lieutenants

Four recent MTSU graduates were commissioned as U.S. Army second lieutenants Friday during a formal ceremony in the Tom H. Jackson Building's Cantrell Hall.

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MTSU's Joshua Reid Named BioTAP Scholar!
MTSU's Joshua Reid Named BioTAP Scholar!

MTSU graduate student Joshua Reid finds himself in select company this academic year. The 26-year old Murfreesboro resident is one of 18 people from across the U.S. to be named a BioTAP Scholar for 2018-2019.

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Tears Flowed As Secret Santa Helps Those In Need
Tears Flowed As Secret Santa Helps Those In Need

When you see blue lights, it's not always bad news. The Heart of Tennessee is again filled with the Spirit of Christmas--thanks to a Secret Santa.

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Expanded Hours At Senior Center In 2019!
Expanded Hours At Senior Center In 2019!

Now that the St. Clair Street Senior Center is a part of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, expanded hours will come into effect with the New Year!

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Smyrna Police Need Help In ID'ing Suspects
Smyrna Police Need Help In ID'ing Suspects

Smyrna Police need the public's help in identifying two subjects who are suspected of burglarizing homes in Smyrna. They were driving what appears to be an older model Ford Escape.

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FREE
FREE "Hemp" and "Hops" Class Jan. 29th

The UT Extension Service is offering a free "HOPS AND HEMP INFORMATIONAL MEETING" on Tuesday, January 29th, at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Boulevard. Space is limited, reserve your seat now.

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In The 'Boro Christmas Babies Are Singing
In The 'Boro Christmas Babies Are Singing

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a Christmas "dream come true" for many families.

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Saturday Night Blaze On Woods Edge Drive
Saturday Night Blaze On Woods Edge Drive

Shortly before 6:30 Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 8, Ladder 1, and Engines 3 and 4 responded to a garage fire at a home located at 1143 Woods Edge Drive.

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Smyrna Police Officer Hicks Suspended, Demoted
Smyrna Police Officer Hicks Suspended, Demoted

Smyrna Police Officer James Hicks received a 10-day unpaid suspension and demoted after an investigation into him racially profiling a teenager. Additional training is now required for the officer.

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2-Story Townhome Fire On Silver Point Dr. Friday PM
2-Story Townhome Fire On Silver Point Dr. Friday PM

Around 5:45 Friday evening, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to fire in a two-story town house at 1036 Silver Point Drive.

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$5,000 Shy Another $25K Matching Donation
$5,000 Shy Another $25K Matching Donation

Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long is all smiles as public support enabled the arts group to raise most of the funds to qualify for a matching donation.

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Ho, Ho, Ho Could Be Heard Above City Hall
Ho, Ho, Ho Could Be Heard Above City Hall

A sleigh was spotted flying from the top of the Murfreesboro City Hall and on-lookers indicate the jolly driver looked remarkably like Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran.

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MTSU Police Need Your Help
MTSU Police Need Your Help

MTSU Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a hit and run driver whose photo was captured on surveillance video in the Greenland Drive parking lot on Tuesday, January 18, 2018.

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MTSU Closed For The Holidays Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2019
MTSU Closed For The Holidays Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2019

MTSU shutting down for the holidays starting this coming Monday. MTSU will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, university officials announced. The university will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and resume normal business hours.

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Sheriff's SCAN Spreads Holiday Cheer
Sheriff's SCAN Spreads Holiday Cheer

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office's SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network) is spreading Christmas cheer throughout the community.

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Truck Knocks Homeowner Out of Bed Thursday AM
Truck Knocks Homeowner Out of Bed Thursday AM

Can you imagine the shock of ending up on the floor Thursday morning after your bed was moved by the impact of a pickup truck that slammed into the front of your home.

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St. Thomas Babies Live-Up To
St. Thomas Babies Live-Up To "You Ought To Be In Pictures"

Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce the addition of NICView cameras to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital this week. NICView cameras are a 24/7 webcam streaming service added to the NICU, allowing patients and their families to view their infant through a secure, online portal.

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AAA Ready To Help YOU During Holiday Parties
AAA Ready To Help YOU During Holiday Parties

We're in the party season, and sometimes everyone doesn't have a designated driver. Here's great news from AAA and Anheuser-Busch. Phone (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

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Child Advocacy Center encourages Letters To Santa
Child Advocacy Center encourages Letters To Santa

"It is not too late to write your Letter to Santa this Christmas," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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THP Receives $100K Safety Grant
THP Receives $100K Safety Grant

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Veterans Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder Retiring
Veterans Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder Retiring

After 35 years in the Army National Guard and eight years as the first woman to serve as Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder is retiring.

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Special Kids' HOPE DRIVE Deadline Approaching
Special Kids' HOPE DRIVE Deadline Approaching

The deadline for Special Kids' year-end $200,000 goal for the HOPE DRIVE is fast approaching.

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MMC Welcomes Dr. John C. Lee, D.O.
MMC Welcomes Dr. John C. Lee, D.O.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic welcomes Dr. John C. Lee, D.O., to their Internal and Family Medicine Department.

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Resolutions--Say Goodbye To 2018!
Resolutions--Say Goodbye To 2018!

If the upcoming end of the year finds you in a contemplative mood about New Year's resolutions and how to improve your life, you're probably more than ready to say goodbye to 2018.

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TrustPoint Hospital's Ribbon Cutting Opens New Level of Medical Service
TrustPoint Hospital's Ribbon Cutting Opens New Level of Medical Service

At 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, TrustPoint Hospital's ribbon cutting ushered-in a new level of medical services here in the Heart of Tennessee.

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Cheapest Gas In TN Again In 'Boro: $1.83
Cheapest Gas In TN Again In 'Boro: $1.83

Here in the Volunteer State gas prices dropped another 5 cents last week, and could move even lower this week, because of additional declines in the price of oil. Several discounters started the week in Murfreesboro with regular gas at $1.83 per gallon. Again, the 'Boro has the cheapest gas in the state.

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Tis The Season To Be Reading--Go To Library!
Tis The Season To Be Reading--Go To Library!

What's happening at the different branches of our Rutherford County Library System? During this Christmas and New Year season, the agenda is filled with fun.

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Dr. Burriss Spends QUALITY TIME With Snoopy!
Dr. Burriss Spends QUALITY TIME With Snoopy!

MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss has been hanging with the season's big shots. You can't get much better than spending time with Snoopy of Charlie Brown fame.

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MTSU and  Guangxi University Signed Agreement
MTSU and Guangxi University Signed Agreement

Officials with Middle Tennessee State University and China's Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine signed an agreement on Monday solidifying their ties with regard to cooperative research of agricultural residues and traditional medicine.

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Center for the Arts Just $5,000 From Goal For Matching Funds
Center for the Arts Just $5,000 From Goal For Matching Funds

"Extra, Extra--Read All About It"--Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long told WGNS that they have almost met phase one's goals of funding renovations at the West College Street complex.

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Wedding Dresses At Oaklands Jan. 19 - March 3, 2019
Wedding Dresses At Oaklands Jan. 19 - March 3, 2019

Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave our lives together and explore "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" at Oaklands Mansion from January 19 through March 3, 2019.

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Lamar Alexander Won't Seek Re-Election In 2020
Lamar Alexander Won't Seek Re-Election In 2020

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he won't seek re-election in 2020.

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Santa Is Coming To Town and Brings The New Year!
Santa Is Coming To Town and Brings The New Year!

In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The Main Parks & Recreation Office, Cannonsburgh Village, and Bradley Academy will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In observance of the New Year's Day holiday, Murfreesboro offices and some recreational facilities will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Honored
Rutherford County Property Assessor Honored

The Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell and staff were awarded the 2018 Excellence in Operations award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers.

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Don & Melanie Alexander Help SPECIAL KIDS!
Don & Melanie Alexander Help SPECIAL KIDS!

Don and Melanie Alexander are helping SPECIAL KIDS by pledging to match up to $10,000 in donations received through (today) Saturday.

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Ram's Nearing Holiday's Road Projects
Ram's Nearing Holiday's Road Projects

We're in the final stretch before Christmas, when there will be a major slow-down in road projects. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists that crews will be working to stay on schedule and that may cause traffic challenges today through December 22nd.

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Local Church Leader Helen Dam Checked-Out and Went Home
Local Church Leader Helen Dam Checked-Out and Went Home

Helen Dam was receiving therapy when she told them that she wanted to check out and go home. One of Murfreesboro's cheerleaders and encouragers passed away Friday morning.

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Congratulations 1,700 New Blue Raider Alumni
Congratulations 1,700 New Blue Raider Alumni

1,700 new Blue Raider alumni were created Saturday with the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.

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"Wreaths Across America" Honors Vets Saturday

A record turnout at noon on Saturday, as over 1,300 tombstones marked with Wreaths Across America at the Stones River National Battlefield.

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Murfreesboro Man Killed Saturday Morning Crossing I-24
Murfreesboro Man Killed Saturday Morning Crossing I-24

Early Saturday morning, a pedestrian was attempting to cross I-24 in the vicinity of Old Fort Parkway (mile marker 78), when he was hit and killed by a vehicle.

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"Shop With The Sheriff" Was Saturday at Target!

Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh spread Christmas joy to kids on Saturday with a fun shopping spree at Target on the Old Fort Parkway.

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Dave Ramsey's FINANCIAL PEACE Free In January
Dave Ramsey's FINANCIAL PEACE Free In January

If you're a regular WGNS' listener, you've probably caught Dave Ramsey as he shares how to get "debt free" and stay that way. Take his course for FREE at the Linebaugh Library starting January 10, 2019.

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Murfreesboro Symphony's SRO Christmas Concert
Murfreesboro Symphony's SRO Christmas Concert

There was standing room only Thursday evening as the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its "Christmas At The Movies" concert in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary on West Thompson Lane.

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Officer Dragged By Fleeing Suspect In Coffee County
Officer Dragged By Fleeing Suspect In Coffee County

Around 5:40 Tuesday night, Grundy County Sheriff's Department Investigator Larry Sims was dragged by a vehicle while trying to detain a man Tuesday night in neighboring Coffee County.

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I Feel The East Tennessee Earth Move--4.4 Quake!
I Feel The East Tennessee Earth Move--4.4 Quake!

Two earthquakes shook parts of East Tennessee Wednesday morning. They occurred a half-hour apart and were 30-miles distance from each other.

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MTSU's Dr. Burriss Warns
MTSU's Dr. Burriss Warns "Nigerian Scams Work"

MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss shares his thoughts on some of those so called "Nigerian scams".

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UPDATE: St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's Vertical Expansion
UPDATE: St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's Vertical Expansion

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is now making a vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus. Three additional floors and 72 beds are being added to the west patient tower of the hospital. That totals an additional 60,000 square feet.

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Gas Opens At $1.92 In 'Boro, Fall Again: $1.87!
Gas Opens At $1.92 In 'Boro, Fall Again: $1.87!

Gas prices in Tennessee continue to fall. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.92 per gallon. Later that afternoon, prices collapsed another nickle to $1.87 per gallon.

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"Cold Weather" Didn't Dampen The Christmas Spirit!

Those attending the 2018 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Christmas Parade enjoyed some very creative entries.

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Do You Feel OK? Flu Hits Tennessee Hard!
Do You Feel OK? Flu Hits Tennessee Hard!

How do you feel? Many Tennessee residents are suffering from flu symptoms!

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16th Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast A Huge Success!
16th Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast A Huge Success!

With temps around 40-degrees and a wintry mix of rain and snow, the 16th annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "Hotcakes and Holly" pancake breakfast united hundreds in what has become a Christmas tradition in Murfreesboro. It is held in the old gym at Middle Tennessee Christian School on Memorial Boulevard at East MTCS Drive.

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Christmas Arrived With Friday Night's TREE LIGHTING
Christmas Arrived With Friday Night's TREE LIGHTING

With temps in the 40s, crowds packed around the east side of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse at 6:00 o'clock Friday evening to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Longtime WGNS' Talent Died Friday Morning
Longtime WGNS' Talent Died Friday Morning

A longtime talent on WGNS passed away Friday morning at NHC Rehab Center here in Murfreesboro. Sophie Tipton Haislip performed regularly on WGNS with her first husband, the late Carl Tipton and the Mid State Playboys.

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Jolly Ram's Ho Ho Traffic Forecast
Jolly Ram's Ho Ho Traffic Forecast

A wintry blast, mixed with sleigh bells--often creates traffic challenges. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where you might like to avoid between today and December 15, 2018.

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12th MTSU Stole Ceremony
12th MTSU Stole Ceremony

Jay Strobino was shot 13 times in one-on-one combat with an enemy soldier while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2006. The right side of his body -- leg, forearm, lung, chest and neck -- were riddled with bullets.

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Deadly Tanker Fire on I-24 in Smyrna
Deadly Tanker Fire on I-24 in Smyrna

A tanker hauling food grain caught fire on I-24 at mile maker 70, which is the Almaville Road exit. The driver of the big rig was killed in the crash.

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Overall Creek Elementary Hosting STEM Event
Overall Creek Elementary Hosting STEM Event

Overall Creek Elementary is serving as the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative host school. Friday's event will introduce cohort members to resource-based thinking and help facilitate solutions development for regional STEM education challenges in West, Middle, and East Tennessee.

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CAC HOSTS 19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
CAC HOSTS 19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

"The Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House is a wonderful Christmas tradition held each year on the first Friday in December," said director Sharon DeBoer. "We are grateful this Christmas season for all of our loyal supporters and this is our way of showing them how much they are appreciated."

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FREE Smoke Alarms Installed This Saturday!
FREE Smoke Alarms Installed This Saturday!

This Saturday the Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR), the American Red Cross, and volunteers from Kittrell VFD, Lascassas VFD will canvass local neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms for residents.

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FUN Christmas Weekend Ahead!
FUN Christmas Weekend Ahead!

This is one of the busiest weekends of the Christmas season.

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Blue Raider Named TN Commissoner of Agriculture
Blue Raider Named TN Commissoner of Agriculture

Governor Elect Bill Lee has named MTSU alumnus Dr. Charles "Charlie" Hatcher to the governor's cabinet as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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US Sen. Alexander On
US Sen. Alexander On "Controlled Fentanyl"

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "Out of all the news about the discussions that the President of the United States and the President of China is that the agreement to schedule deadly fentanyl as a controlled substance will save thousands of American lives."

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COLD DAYS More Tolerable Thanks To Local Church
COLD DAYS More Tolerable Thanks To Local Church

A local church is helping to make cold days for tolerable to needy individuals, thanks to their WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY.

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ROOM IN THE INN Opening On Mark Allen Ln.
ROOM IN THE INN Opening On Mark Allen Ln.

Reports indicate that the non-profit shelter "ROOM IN THE INN" is about to open and again offer shelter to area homeless individuals and families.

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Blackman High's New Turf Field To Honor Bart Smith
Blackman High's New Turf Field To Honor Bart Smith

On Thursday, November 29, the Rutherford County School Board approved the construction of a turf field at Blackman High School. It will honor the late Bart Smith.

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Gas Prices Drop Again--BELOW $2 in the 'Boro!
Gas Prices Drop Again--BELOW $2 in the 'Boro!

Gas prices in Tennessee now average the lowest of 2018. Sunday's state average of $2.24 is 10 cents less than a week ago, and the lowest daily average price since December. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter started the week by offering regular gas at $1.91 per gallon, and several began with gas less than $2 per gallon.

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Both Stolen Cars In La Vergne Recovered...Suspects At Large!
Both Stolen Cars In La Vergne Recovered...Suspects At Large!

La Vergne Police Sergeant Bob Hayes reports that the Ford Fusion and Jeep Patriot taken Sunday have been recovered, but the suspects are still at large.

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Sunday Carjacking in La Vergne
Sunday Carjacking in La Vergne

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday and police report that just before noon, two unidentified black males and 1 unidentified black female drove into the parking lot of La Vergne's Walmart at 5511 Murfreesboro Road.

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Smyrna: Stolen Car With Baby In It--CRASHED!
Smyrna: Stolen Car With Baby In It--CRASHED!

Around 4:20PM Sunday afternoon, Smyrna Police received a call of a stolen silver 4-door Acura speeding away from the Valero Market at the corner of Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley Parkway. In the back seat was a child in a restraint seat.

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Murfreesboro Christmas Parade 2PM Next Sunday
Murfreesboro Christmas Parade 2PM Next Sunday

The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade begins at 2:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon (12/9/2018). MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth are the Grand Marshals. This year's parade is being dedicated to the memory of its coordinator, Angie Heydel Walker, who was killed November 6, 2018, when a tornado hit the Christiana community.

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President George Herbert Walker Bush Died Friday Night
President George Herbert Walker Bush Died Friday Night

The 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, passed away Friday night at the age of 94.

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Ram's Holiday Adventures
Ram's Holiday Adventures "Road Report"

Everyone's rushing during the holiday season. Some are shopping and others are trying to finish a project on time. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer notes the two don't always mix well together. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through December 8th.

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APTA Marker Unveiled Noon, Dec. 10, 2018
APTA Marker Unveiled Noon, Dec. 10, 2018

The Rutherford County Chapter of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities is planning to mark a 126-year-old structure in Downtown Murfreesboro. The new marker is scheduled to be unveiled at 305 N Highland Avenue on Monday, December 10th at noon.

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Top 2 Statewide Chemistry Honorees From 'Boro!
Top 2 Statewide Chemistry Honorees From 'Boro!

Many of the brightest young minds in chemistry from high schools across the region participated in the recent MTSU Department of Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The top two finishers were from Murfreesboro.

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"Faith, Family Freedom Luncheon" SOLD OUT Quickly!

State Senator Shane Reeves is having the First Annual FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM LUNCHEON at 11:30AM this coming Wednesday morning at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike.

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35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

From 4:00 to 8:00PM Saturday evening sprinkles along with temps in the low 60s brought huge crowds to the opening hours of the 35th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES.

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TSSA Choses Murfreesboro As SOCCER CITY!
TSSA Choses Murfreesboro As SOCCER CITY!

Murfreesboro has climbed a little further up "the ladder of success", and the TSSA (Tennessee State Soccer Association) has awarded the soccer championship to be located here. Earlier in November, Mayor Shane McFarland noted that the facility would be added to the Siegel Soccer Park if the bid was won.

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Community Mourns Reeves-Sain Closing Dec. 4th
Community Mourns Reeves-Sain Closing Dec. 4th

Corporate America just doesn't get it. In essence, a community is mourning the soon to die Reeves-Sain Drug Store with its demise scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The closing has never been for a lack of business.

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Murfreesboro Again Pumps Cheapest Gas In TN--$2.01
Murfreesboro Again Pumps Cheapest Gas In TN--$2.01

Tennessee gas prices are approaching their lowest levels of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters opened the week at $2.01 per gallon. That gives the CHEAPEST GAS AWARD again to Murfreesboro.

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Starting Monday, SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Becomes WGNS' Birthday Site!
Starting Monday, SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Becomes WGNS' Birthday Site!

SIMPLY PURE SWEETS at 118 N. Walnut Street becomes the WGNS BIRTHDAY CLUB site starting this coming Monday, November 26, 2018.

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Murfreesboro Parade Grand Marshals Announced
Murfreesboro Parade Grand Marshals Announced

MTSU President, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee are the grand marshals of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The parade begins at 2:00PM and its theme is "A Christmas Story".

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Handel's
Handel's "Messiah" 7:30PM Tuesday Night

The MTSU Schola Cantorum, Middle Tennessee Choral Society, MTSU Meistersingers and the First Methodist Adult Choir will blend their voices at 7:30 Tuesday night in a community musical performance of carols, holiday anthems and portions of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane.

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CUD Feels Christmas Is For Helping
CUD Feels Christmas Is For Helping

Consolidated Utility District (CUD) is partnering with area nonprofits and charities to promote giving that benefits residents of Rutherford County. Two of the three opportunities are represented by collection boxes located inside the utility's lobby at 709 New Salem Highway.

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MTSU Academic Scholarship Deadline Is December 1st
MTSU Academic Scholarship Deadline Is December 1st

Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent. Remember, the application deadline is about a week away.

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With Sandwiches, It's The
With Sandwiches, It's The "Between" That Counts!

When it comes to sandwiches, it's what's between the bread that counts! The same is true with BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY. The "between" is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.

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NO CHANGE ON GARBAGE--Friday remains same
NO CHANGE ON GARBAGE--Friday remains same

Murfreesboro garbage pickup on the Friday after Thansgiving remains the same.

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There's No Place Like The 'Boro For The Holidays
There's No Place Like The 'Boro For The Holidays

The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.

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Late Night Semi Truck Fire on 840
Late Night Semi Truck Fire on 840

The eastbound lanes of 840 at Exit 55 (Broad Street) were blocked by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement for several hours Monday night and early Tuesday morning due to a semi-truck fire.

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Training To Make TOURISM CUSTOMERS Happier!
Training To Make TOURISM CUSTOMERS Happier!

Tourism is growing locally, and with holiday events at area hotels, the university and historic sites, tourists will be increasing in numbers during Christmas and New Years.The chamber is offering FREE tourism training on December 4, 2018, but space is limited.

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Some 'Boro Discounters Open Week at $2.17/gallon
Some 'Boro Discounters Open Week at $2.17/gallon

Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Tennessee dropped another 8 cents last week. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.17 per gallon (11/19/2018).

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Rutherford County Library System FUN For Holidays
Rutherford County Library System FUN For Holidays

Lots happening at the Linebaugh Public Library System.

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5PM Monday Evening 2-Car Crash At Stones River Mall
5PM Monday Evening 2-Car Crash At Stones River Mall

In the thick of bumper to bumper evening traffic, a two vehicle crash occured in the outbound lane of the Old Fort Parkway around 5:00 o'clock Monday evening. This was in front of Stones River Mall.

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MTSU Seeking UNITY Nominees
MTSU Seeking UNITY Nominees

MTSU is again seeking nominations for the "unsung heroes" throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university's Black History Month celebration.

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MTSU Takes Thanksgiving Break
MTSU Takes Thanksgiving Break

An old song told about "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be doing that with a four-day Thanksgiving break this coming Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 21-24, 2018).

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Local Airbnb's Add $75K To Murfreesboro's Economy
Local Airbnb's Add $75K To Murfreesboro's Economy

Local Airbnb facilities here in Murfreesboro have hosted 1,100 guests during this season's MTSU football games. Officials says that added another $75,000 to the local economy.

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Saturday Night Mobile Home Fire On Naylor Ave.
Saturday Night Mobile Home Fire On Naylor Ave.

Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.

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Texas Instrument's Leadership Conference GREAT!
Texas Instrument's Leadership Conference GREAT!

STEM educators and industry leaders paint a bright future -- job- and salary-wise -- for the coming generation of students wanting to consider and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Ram's Boro Road Forecast Through November 24th!
Ram's Boro Road Forecast Through November 24th!

If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.

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Early Saturday Morning Fire On Janell Court
Early Saturday Morning Fire On Janell Court

NewsRadio WGNS has learned that Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a home fire at 2448 Janell Court just before 6:00 Saturday morning.

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Greenhouse Ministries TURKEY DRIVE Successful
Greenhouse Ministries TURKEY DRIVE Successful

The sunshine enjoyed by everyone on Friday helped encourage residents to bring frozen turkeys by Greenhouse Ministries all day to enable others to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

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Christmas Village at MTSU December 1 from 9AM-Noon
Christmas Village at MTSU December 1 from 9AM-Noon

MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.

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25th Annual Art Studio Tour SATURDAY & SUNDAY
25th Annual Art Studio Tour SATURDAY & SUNDAY

This is a milestone year, the Stones River Craft Association's ART STUDIO TOUR celebrates it 25th anniversary this weekend. Eight local studios are open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.

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Bill Ketron Honored for Work with
Bill Ketron Honored for Work with "Sex Trafficking"

On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.

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East Main St. C of C WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY
East Main St. C of C WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY

Winter has hit hard and the East Main Street Church of Christ are again conducting their Winter Coat Giveaway to the community on Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 from 9:00AM to noon.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Adding 3 More Floors
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Adding 3 More Floors

On Wednesday morning Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially launched construction of a project that will add three additional floors to the west patient tower.

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Red Cross Has SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGE!
Red Cross Has SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGE!

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage after a significant shortfall in donations in September and October. Please give "the gift of life" at the Murfreesboro Red Cross, 501 Memorial Boulevard.

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Murfreesboro Gas $2.24/Gallon; Cheapest In State!
Murfreesboro Gas $2.24/Gallon; Cheapest In State!

Fuel prices are plunging. Crude oil dove to 8-month lows last week, which means the slump at the pump should continue. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week with regular gas at $2.24 per gallon.

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Monday Morning Fire At Murfreesboro's Jamison Steel
Monday Morning Fire At Murfreesboro's Jamison Steel

Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Monday morning (11/12/2018), Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue answered a structure fire call to Jamison Steel at 1532 Sarah Court.

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Governor Elect Lee Spoke At Saturday's Veterans Parade
Governor Elect Lee Spoke At Saturday's Veterans Parade

At 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, there was a fly-over at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center that took place immediately after the presentation of colors and the playing of our National Anthem. This was all a part of the Annual Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

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2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU
2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU

The Department of Management and the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the MTSU Jones College of Business invites the campus community and the public to hear a series of inspiring speakers this coming Monday through Thursday during the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Friday Evening Crash On S. Rutherford Blvd.
Friday Evening Crash On S. Rutherford Blvd.

Murfreesboro Police rushed to South Rutherford Boulevard around 5:30 Friday afternoon in response to a serious crash The accident was about halfway between South Church and the Manchester Pike.

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St. Thomas Health Approved For 76-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital
St. Thomas Health Approved For 76-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital

The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) recently approved Saint Thomas Health's Certificate of Need application to develop a freestanding 76 bed behavioral health hospital.

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Angie Walker Passes Away in Storm
Angie Walker Passes Away in Storm

It's with great sadness we report the passing of Angie Walker in the Tuesday morning tornado that occurred in Christiana.

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Monday Morning Power Outage--Squirrel Loses!
Monday Morning Power Outage--Squirrel Loses!

Suddenly around 6:07AM Monday morning the lights went out in parts of the 'Boro. Murfreesboro Electric crews scrambled to the Riverview area to determine what caused the loss of electricity.

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Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes
Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes

Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 1, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always, the historic Oaklands Mansion.

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Honored Veterans---Plus, MTSU 29 - WKU 10!
Honored Veterans---Plus, MTSU 29 - WKU 10!

MTSU's Friday night football battle included the 37th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces with the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to Jeff Davidson. And the Blue Raider 29 to 10 victory over Western Kentucky made the evening even better!

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Do You Recognize Her? Call Smyrna Police.
Do You Recognize Her? Call Smyrna Police.

Smyrna Police need the public's help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a fraud at Franklin Synergy Bank in Smyrna.

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Record Number of Rutherford Countians Vote Early
Record Number of Rutherford Countians Vote Early

Over 65,000 registered voters went to the election centers here in Rutherford County during this mid-term election. Forecasters say the record turnout will not help to predict the outcome of Tuesday's election.

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Habitat for Humanity's COOKIN' TO BUILD Fun For All
Habitat for Humanity's COOKIN' TO BUILD Fun For All

Saturday was a sunny and 60-degree day for the 11th Annual Cookin' To Build around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The popular food event raises money for Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity to help build safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for low-income families across Rutherford County.

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On Friday A 2nd Gunshot Victim In Murfreesboro
On Friday A 2nd Gunshot Victim In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a second shooting in one day. On Friday evening, police rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where a man was being treated for a gunshop wound.

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UPDATE: Barber Shop Shooting In Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Barber Shop Shooting In Murfreesboro

Here's an update on the shooting that occurred just before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Eclipse Barber Shop in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center at 810 NW Broad Street.

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Win season tickets to Blue Raider Men's and Women's Basketball Games from WGNS
Win season tickets to Blue Raider Men's and Women's Basketball Games from WGNS

WGNS has your chance to win a pair of season tickets to every MTSU men's and women's basketball regular season game at the Murphy Center.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center's Groundbreaking Was Monday
Vanderbilt Medical Center's Groundbreaking Was Monday

Groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon. The site is on Garrison Drive, across from the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, behind New Vision Baptist Church.

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Sunday Night Home Fire Displaces 3 Persons
Sunday Night Home Fire Displaces 3 Persons

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a two-story house fire at 3431 Hamberton Circle just after 9:30 Sunday night.

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Discounters Offer Regular Gas at $2.59 Per Gallon
Discounters Offer Regular Gas at $2.59 Per Gallon

The weekly stats from AAA show the average price of gasoline in the Volunteer State is $2.59 per gallon. Some 'Boro discounters started the new week with regular gas selling for $2.43.

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Robert Kinney of Hendersonville Was Pilot Who Crashed
Robert Kinney of Hendersonville Was Pilot Who Crashed

The pilot whose plane crashed just beyond the Murfreesboro Airport's runway barrier fence around noon on Sunday has been identified as Robert Kinney of Hendersonville.

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Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline
Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline

Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.

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County Mayor Ketron Plants CHRISTMAS TREE
County Mayor Ketron Plants CHRISTMAS TREE

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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Ram's Travel Warnings Through Nov. 3, 2018
Ram's Travel Warnings Through Nov. 3, 2018

Wet and cool, that's a sure sign of changing seasons. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of another sign, traffic jams at construction sites as crews rush to beat winter woes.

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Smyrna Auto Burglary in
Smyrna Auto Burglary in "The Vineyards"

Shortly before midnight on Friday (10/26/2018), culprits broke into a Chevy Camaro in The Vinyards subdivision in Smyrna.

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HARVEST DAYS
HARVEST DAYS

Fall was in the air Saturday with the 42nd Annual Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street. The popular free community gather of crafts, art, music, food and a look at this community two centuries ago.

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Another Successful BLESSING OF THE PETS!
Another Successful BLESSING OF THE PETS!

Sprinkles with temps around 50 did not deter animal lovers from bringing their canine and feline family to Beesley Animal Foundation at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard for the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Pets.

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Local Students Get STEM Experience
Local Students Get STEM Experience

Hands-on learning opportunities for Rutherford County middle-school students gave STEM experience at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna. The event was intended to expose those students to career pathways that may lead to high-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering and math -- commonly known as STEM.

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HAPPY 33rd BIRTHDAY TOOT'S On Monday!
HAPPY 33rd BIRTHDAY TOOT'S On Monday!

The "Time Machine" will turn back 33-years on Monday and transform you to Toot's Good Food & Fun restaurant at 860 NW Broad Street at Medical Center Parkway. That's where this new concept in family eateries opened.

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WANTED: 18-Year Old James Gaines of Smyrna
WANTED: 18-Year Old James Gaines of Smyrna

Smyrna Police need your help in locating 18-year old James Gaines. An aggravated assault warrant has been issued in connection with a Friday shooting on Suzanne Way.

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Chili Cook-Off For United Way Was Big Success!
Chili Cook-Off For United Way Was Big Success!

Because of the light sprinkles and temps in the mid 50's, the 6th Annual Rutherford County Government Chili Cookoff was held inside the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on Friday. All proceeds went to United Way.

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FolkFest To Welcome England, Czech Republic and Mexico!
FolkFest To Welcome England, Czech Republic and Mexico!

Tourism in Rutherford County is exploding along with the population. Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder Steve Cates told WGNS that the draw of the group's INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST has enabled them to firm the three guest groups for the June, 2019 event. Folk troupes from England, Czech Republic and Mexico will perform here.

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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 2nd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 27th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 9:30am-11:30am. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.

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Families Encouraged To Attend MURFREESBORO VOTES This Saturday Night
Families Encouraged To Attend MURFREESBORO VOTES This Saturday Night

This Saturday evening, Murfreesboro residents will have an opportunity to meet city and county elected officials in a "non-partisan atmosphere that is family-friendly". MURFREESBORO VOTES will be 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday night at SportsCom, 2310 Memorial Boulevard at DeJarnette Lane.

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Drug TAKE BACK Is This Saturday
Drug TAKE BACK Is This Saturday

Dispose of your unused prescription medications safely by dropping the drugs off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro or TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.

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What's In A Name? NAME A CITY SCHOOL CONTEST!
What's In A Name? NAME A CITY SCHOOL CONTEST!

Murfreesboro City School's 13th elementary school needs a name. The School Naming Contest is open now through November 16.

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TOP HONORS In Best Robotics Competition
TOP HONORS In Best Robotics Competition

Three teams of students form Rutherford County took top honors at the BEST Robotics competition held at David Lipscomb University this past weekend.

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Inventories Grow, Cost Per Gallon Drops 6-Cents
Inventories Grow, Cost Per Gallon Drops 6-Cents

Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week by selling regular gas at $2.51 per gallon. That's a drop of 6-cents when compared to last week's local prices.

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RECYCLE RUTHERFORD Meets 7PM Monday Night
RECYCLE RUTHERFORD Meets 7PM Monday Night

Are you confused as to what can be recycled and what can't? That will be covered at 7:00 o'clock this Monday night in the RECYCLE RUTHERFORD meeting at the Heritage Center, behind Marina's at 225 West College Street.

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Fire Hits Azteca Mexican Grill On Sunday
Fire Hits Azteca Mexican Grill On Sunday

Around the lunch hour Sunday, the Azteca Mexican Grill at 301 Northwest Broad Street had a fire in their kitchen's hood system.

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Woman's Club Plans
Woman's Club Plans "Tea At The Taylor's" Nov. 17th

The Woman's Club at 221 East College Street here in Murfreesboro continues fund raising efforts to save the 162 year old historic structure. "Tea At The Taylor's" is set for November 17th.

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Sen. Corker Comments On Death Of Saudi Jornalist
Sen. Corker Comments On Death Of Saudi Jornalist

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to Saudi Arabia's claims regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post.

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Ram's Traffic Report: Where To Avoid!
Ram's Traffic Report: Where To Avoid!

Ths time of the year bring wet and cool weather, which is a wake-up call to construction crews to do double-time and finish the job before winter sets-in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid in Murfreesboro now through October 27, 2018.

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MTSU
MTSU "Business Barometer" Rebounds!

The Tennessee Business Barometer rebounded from its brief decline earlier this summer, according to the latest snapshot of business leaders' opinions as measured by MTSU's Jones College of Business.

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True Blue Homecoming; MTSU 21 - UNC 13
True Blue Homecoming; MTSU 21 - UNC 13

Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 50s greets Blue Raider enthusiasts for the "Mixer On Main Parade Watching Party" at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning on the lawn of MTSU President Sidney McPhee's home. It was topped with a Blue Raider victory: MTSU 21 - University of NC Charlotte 13.

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Oaklands Annual Membership Meeting Monday Night!
Oaklands Annual Membership Meeting Monday Night!

If you have not visited Oaklands Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue, you need to begin this coming Monday evening. From 5:30 to 7:00PM, the Oaklands Annual Membership Meeting takes place with an open house. The 1800's plantation home will be dressed for mourning. Learn the customs and traditions of the south during the Victorian era.

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Rutherford Society's 2019 Kick-Off Was Saturday Night
Rutherford Society's 2019 Kick-Off Was Saturday Night

The 2019 Rutherford Society Capital Campaign Kick-Off was held Saturday night at the Stones River Country Club. British autistic musical savant Derek Paravicini will offer a piano concert at the Embassy Suites on Saturday evening, January 19, 2019.

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MTSU Homecoming Weekend
MTSU Homecoming Weekend

It's MTSU Homecoming weekend, and approximately 40 new Golden Raiders Society members from the class of 1968 were inducted at a special luncheon Friday in the Sam Ingram Building.

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Adult Detention Center Deputy Miles On Probation
Adult Detention Center Deputy Miles On Probation

A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee who enabled two inmates to escape last Wednesday was suspended for two weeks without pay from October 19-30, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Deputy Beth Miles was also placed on probation one year.

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MPD Officer Hit By Fleeing Vehicle--Car Stopped In Coffee County
MPD Officer Hit By Fleeing Vehicle--Car Stopped In Coffee County

It was 2:10 early Wednesday morning (10/17/2018) when a Murfreesboro police officer was conducting a patrol check in a South Church Street parking lot. A car occupied by two persons fled the scene upon the officer approaching the car, hitting the officer as it sped toward I-24.

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Turn-In Library Books...No Fines...Bring Cans of Food!
Turn-In Library Books...No Fines...Bring Cans of Food!

Check under the sofa or in the top of the closet, there may be a forgotten library book there. If overdue fines are keeping you from using the public library, you can turn in the old books and pay fines with canned food for needy families.

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International Moon Observation Night in Murfreesboro
International Moon Observation Night in Murfreesboro

International Moon Observation Night will take place at the TEC (Technology Engagement Center) this Thursday night on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.

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Mother of One Escaped Inmate Suggests Her Son Had Help from the Inside
Mother of One Escaped Inmate Suggests Her Son Had Help from the Inside

Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...

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THEC votes down LAW SCHOOL at MTSU: Vote 8 - 5
THEC votes down LAW SCHOOL at MTSU: Vote 8 - 5

Middle Tennessee State University's President Sidney McPhee said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University's School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.

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'Boro Gas Cheapest In Tennessee
'Boro Gas Cheapest In Tennessee

Gas prices declined a nickle over the weekend and that trend should continue this week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.57 per gallon. That keeps Murfreesboro with the "lowest gas prices" in Tennessee.

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MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night
MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.

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OPERATION CANDY CRUSH Lawsuit Against Government
OPERATION CANDY CRUSH Lawsuit Against Government

Several local businesses have filled lawsuits against local governments and leaders in connection with the February 12, 2018 OPERATION CANDY CRUSH when 23 local businesses were shut-down for selling products that contained CDB. However, stores were allowed to re-open because it was not illegal to sell products containing CDB.

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"The Gathering At Milton" Welcomed Two-Thousand!

Life returned to the tiny hamlet of Milton Saturday (10/13/2018) with The Gathering at Milton.

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It's FALL BREAK at MTSU
It's FALL BREAK at MTSU

FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.

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2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!
2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!

It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.

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Ram's Road Warriors Are Wearing A Jacket Now
Ram's Road Warriors Are Wearing A Jacket Now

The cold front from Hurricane Michael dropped the mercury and temps fell to the daytime 50s. Construction crews are on alert to make-up lost time before it gets colder. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid between today and October 20th.

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MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders
MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders

MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.

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Answers from Mayor McFarland
Answers from Mayor McFarland

Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.

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Saturday's Town Hall Meeting on
Saturday's Town Hall Meeting on "Hate Crimes"

A cross section of the community around Twin Oaks Drive came together Saturday afternoon for a TOWN HALL MEETING on Hate Crimes at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

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Boro Art Crawl, Live Plays, Ghost Tours--It's All Downtown!
Boro Art Crawl, Live Plays, Ghost Tours--It's All Downtown!

Friday night was robust with the feel of fall around the historic downtown district as the 'Boro Art Crawl, ghost tours, live production of Jekyl and Hyde at the Center for the Arts, unique retailers--all coupled with temps in the upper 50s...that brought crowds to stroll the Murfreesboro square.

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The Gathering At Milton THIS Saturday
The Gathering At Milton THIS Saturday

After months of extensive restoration, the much-anticipated grand opening of The Gathering at Milton, a historic event venue will be celebrated THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018, with a Fall Market and Craft Fair.

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TOWN HALL MEETING on
TOWN HALL MEETING on "Hate Crimes" in Rutherford County

As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon...

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CAPTURED: Halfacre and Baxter Escapees Back in Custody
CAPTURED: Halfacre and Baxter Escapees Back in Custody

CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.

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Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant
Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant

We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.

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12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon THIS SATURDAY
12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon THIS SATURDAY

The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.

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MTCS Provides New
MTCS Provides New "SEEKER SPACE" For Students

Middle Tennessee Christian School is providing students with a new type of classroom. It's called the SEEKER SPACE, a collaborative setting where students can meet for making, learning, sharing and exploring while seeking God, seeking creation, and seeking the truth. It is one of the first of its kind to open in Rutherford County.

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Chalet Apartment's Building
Chalet Apartment's Building "C" In Smyrna Burns

16-units at the Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive in Smyrna burned Monday night. The local Red Cross is helping those displaced families. They also have an ERV enroute to the Hurricane Michael area.

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The Game Stop Store in Smyrna Robbed
The Game Stop Store in Smyrna Robbed

The Game Stop Store on Nissan Boulevard in Smyrna fell victim to a robbery, and it was captured on surveillance video.

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Paralyzed Paramedic Needs Your Help
Paralyzed Paramedic Needs Your Help

You never know what tomorrow will bring. This past June, Paramedic Lennie Fabian was enjoying a vacation with his family in Florida, when the 30-year Rutherford County EMS worker contracted an infection that infected his spinal cord. Now, this once active and very fit individual was unable to walk and is paralyzed from his chest down.

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Public Welcome at City Council Workshop Wednesday
Public Welcome at City Council Workshop Wednesday

The Murfreesboro City Council is having a two-hour workshop session at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning in the council chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

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IF You Wish To Vote, Register By TUESDAY!
IF You Wish To Vote, Register By TUESDAY!

Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 6th general election must register to vote by this coming Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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Gas Prices Rise More!
Gas Prices Rise More!

Murfreesboro gas prices increased 8-cents to $2.62 per gallon. Across the state regular gas jumped 6-cents to a state average of $2.69 per gallon. That's 9 cents more than a month ago, and 29 cents more than this time last year.

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Tim Leeper Roofing Providing Veteran A New Roof
Tim Leeper Roofing Providing Veteran A New Roof

Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.

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African-American History at MTSU Oct. 24-27, 2018
African-American History at MTSU Oct. 24-27, 2018

MTSU will be the center of an in-depth examination of African-American history led by an award-winning author. With the theme of "Slavery, Resistance and Community," the fifth annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will bring scholars from across the country to MTSU Wednesday through Saturday, October 24-27, 2018.

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La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown--MTSU Summa Cum Laude
La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown--MTSU Summa Cum Laude

Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown for the hard work and extreme dedication required to graduate college
while working full-time and serving as an elected official.

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SLICK PIG'S Jerry & Teresa Robinson Celebrate 50th Anniversary
SLICK PIG'S Jerry & Teresa Robinson Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Sunday brought a milestone for Jerry and Teresa Robinson. Their Golden Anniversary took place in the standing room only family center at Temple Baptist Church on Minerva Drive. This loving couple helped their son, John, birth the Slick Pig Barbecue, and the rest is history.

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Ram's
Ram's "Roaring Road" Report

The weather still feels like summer, but construction crews know cold temps are near. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to forecast potential traffic congestion areas 'Boro motorists might want to avoid now through October 13th.

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2019 ATHENA Nominations Must Be In Before Dec. 1st
2019 ATHENA Nominations Must Be In Before Dec. 1st

RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Nominations must be made before December 1, 2018 and can be made on-line at www.rutherfordcable.org/athena. There is a $130 nominating fee.

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FARMERS MARKET October Season Finale!
FARMERS MARKET October Season Finale!

October is the final month for this year's FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). Just as there are fireworks at the end of winning ballgames, there are fun explosions at all of the remaining Tuesdays and Fridays (7AM-noon) FARMERS MARKET events this year.

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'Boro Gas Prices UP 19-Cents, Remains Lowest In State
'Boro Gas Prices UP 19-Cents, Remains Lowest In State

Across Tennessee gas prices climbed 5 cents last week. In the 'Boro, they exploded UP 19-cents to start the new week at $2.54 for some discounters.

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MPD Arrested A
MPD Arrested A "Top 10 Most Wanted" Saturday Night

On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.

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Ram's Fall Road Projects To Avoid
Ram's Fall Road Projects To Avoid

The feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and as you breathe-in the freshness--you also note cold weather is around the corner. Traffic Director Ram Balachandran says construction crews are focusing on meeting deadlines before winter. Traffic jams around construction is a potential problem. Here are Ram's warnings now through October 6, 2018.

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The Swap'n Shop Barber Has A New Life After Heart Attack
The Swap'n Shop Barber Has A New Life After Heart Attack

Rutherford County's singing barber Charlie Pitts is back, even stronger and more positive, after suffering a heart attack.

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Patterson Park Natatorium HVAC System Approved
Patterson Park Natatorium HVAC System Approved

At its regular Thursday evening session, the Murfreesboro City Council approved an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Community Honors Dr. Linda Gilbert
Community Honors Dr. Linda Gilbert

A supporting community packed the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall Tuesday evening to say thank you to Dr. Linda Gilbert. The Tennessee Office of School Superintendents named her the Tennessee school superintendent of the year.

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Robert Sanders,
Robert Sanders, "Dr. Seatbelt" Honored

The late Dr. Robert Sanders, local pediatrician, was honored at 1:30 Monday afternoon with a Tennessee Historical Marker unveiled at the Rutherford County Health Department, where he served as director for a quarter of a century.

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State's Lowest Gas Prices Still In Murfreesboro!
State's Lowest Gas Prices Still In Murfreesboro!

Gas prices edged lower last week. In fact, one 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.35 per gallon.

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New Deputy To The Mayor--On Job Now For 6 Days!
New Deputy To The Mayor--On Job Now For 6 Days!

Steve Sandlin is not new to Rutherford County government. He served for 24-years on the county commission. But it is a different job, and after 6-days on-the-job, WGNS asked if the newly appointed deputy to the county mayor was surprised?

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NWS Investigates Monday Tornado In Bradyville
NWS Investigates Monday Tornado In Bradyville

The Bradyville area of neighboring Cannon County was believed to have had a tornado touch down on Monday (9/24/2018). Officials from The National Weather Service will investigate twisted trees, interview witnesses and access damage to determine whether the damage to several homes was the result of a tornado.

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Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas
Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas

Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.

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Ram's Road Warriors Give Fall Traffic Forecast
Ram's Road Warriors Give Fall Traffic Forecast

Now that fall has officially arrived, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are rushing to complete jobs before cold weather sets-in. Here are potential road jam areas to avoid now through September 29th.

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State Honors 15 County Schools As
State Honors 15 County Schools As "REWARD SCHOOLS"

Fifteen of the Rutherford County School's facilities have been named Reward Schools. by the Tennessee Department of Education. By the way, Rutherford County Schools' Director Bill Spurlock will have more system news when he is the guest this coming Monday (9/24/2018) on the WGNS Action Line broadcasts (8:10-9:00AM).

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Saturday Was A Great Day For The
Saturday Was A Great Day For The "Heart Walk"

Saturday was the first day of fall, and with temps in the 70's--the morning proved to be perfect for the 2018 HEART WALK at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

Proceeds from this annual event help underwrite and this year's goal is $174,000.

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Adult Son Murders Father Friday Night In 'Boro
Adult Son Murders Father Friday Night In 'Boro

Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told NewsRadio WGNS that an adult son was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly killed his father. The murder occurred at their Brookrun Road home.

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3AM Saturday Morning Blaze On Saratoga Drive
3AM Saturday Morning Blaze On Saratoga Drive

Around 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a home at 728 Saratoga Drive. Heavy smoke was showing from the second floor as fire-fighters arrived.

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"And Then There Were None" plays in Woodbury

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" comes to the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. The drama begins this coming Friday, September 28 and continues through October 13, 2018.

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Local Cancer Survivor Will Travel to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Make Cancer a Top Priority
Local Cancer Survivor Will Travel to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Make Cancer a Top Priority

Tammy Sandlin from Murfreesboro will meet with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to discuss the need to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research.

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City Hall Reception Honoring Dr. Gilbert Next Tuesday
City Hall Reception Honoring Dr. Gilbert Next Tuesday

With Dr. Linda Gilbert receiving the 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, the Murfreesboro City School Board is hosting a community reception next Tuesday (9/25/2018) evening from 5:00 to 5:45PM in the Rotunda at the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St.

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Help Special Olympians Tuesday Night 5-8PM
Help Special Olympians Tuesday Night 5-8PM

"Wings & Rings" will benefit Special Olympic athletes from 5:00 to 8:00PM this coming Tuesday night at Toot's Good Food and Fun, 301 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna. The funds raised will help pay expenses for 450 Rutherford County and Murfreesboro school students with disabilities to participate in the annual county bowling tournament in October and the state tournament.

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Hurricane Florence Victims Need Red Cross Blood
Hurricane Florence Victims Need Red Cross Blood

The American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence by providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected. It also needs your blood donations, and there are many opportunities to give "the gift of life" here in Rutherford County. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

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Old Fort Parkway: US Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon
Old Fort Parkway: US Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon

Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.

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CONSTITUTION WEEK A Time To Learn About America!
CONSTITUTION WEEK A Time To Learn About America!

Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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MTSU Trustees Exploring New BS In Data Science
MTSU Trustees Exploring New BS In Data Science

The Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting at the university on Tuesday. The body is exploring the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science.

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TN Fastest Growing Median Income In Southeast, #5 In USA!
TN Fastest Growing Median Income In Southeast, #5 In USA!

Tennessee's median household income increased 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year - the fastest growing median household income in the Southeast and the fifth fastest growing in the United States.

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Rutherford County Swift Water Teams Rescue Those In Rising Waters
Rutherford County Swift Water Teams Rescue Those In Rising Waters

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue swift water rescue teams continue to help South Carolina residents as flood waters rise.

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Tennessee's Best Gas Prices Still In 'Boro
Tennessee's Best Gas Prices Still In 'Boro

Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Several Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.42 per gallon.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY's
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY's "Build It Forward" is Saturday

Anne Hoke and Associates and Site Engineering Consultants are sponsoring this coming Saturday's Habitat for Humanity's Third Annual BUILD IT FORWARD. In a 5-hour time span, over 100 volunteers will be at the Grove At Williamson Place, across from The Avenue, to build all of the walls for a new Habitat Home.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Facing Rising Water
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Facing Rising Water

The swift water rescue teams from Murfreesboro are moving where needed to different South Carolina communities. NewsRadio WGNS spoke with some of our local swift water rescue team members. The water levels are rising, and flooding is expected to worsen.

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Political Forum 6PM Monday Night
Political Forum 6PM Monday Night

Rutherford voters can hear from legislative candidates in local races in a two-part event on Monday evening, September 17. First, at 6:00 PM in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, candidates for Tennessee Senate District 13 will appear in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV.

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Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018
Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018

Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims

Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.

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Local Entrepreneur Creates Product for Funerals
Local Entrepreneur Creates Product for Funerals

A new specialized product has been created by a Murfreesboro entrepreneur. The idea was born when Kim Honeycutt attended a funeral of a close friend, but there was no visitation line and she had never met the deceased person's family.

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Downtown On The Farm
Downtown On The Farm" Sunday, Sept. 30th!

Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, is a farm-to-table fundraising dinner featuring items sourced from local farms that will be transformed into a culinary adventure by five local chefs.

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Is COMPOSTING The Answer To Landfill Woes?
Is COMPOSTING The Answer To Landfill Woes?

Approximately forty community leaders boarded a charter bus Saturday morning, and went to Sevierville to learn about Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Composting is keeping 93 per cent of the waste out of that county's landfill. Could it work in Rutherford County?

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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

We're starting to smell fall, especially in the mornings. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes the ushers-in construction crews working to meet deadlines, and traffic jams around those sites. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through September 22.

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WWII Veteran's Remains Recovered
WWII Veteran's Remains Recovered

The remains of 21-year old Middle Tennessee World War II pilot have been recovered. U.S. Navy Ensign Harold P. DeMoss was as a member of Fighting Squadron 100 from Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii.

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Elizabeth Taylor New Assistant City Attorney
Elizabeth Taylor New Assistant City Attorney

Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.

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Providence Christian Academy Adding 43,000 Sq. Ft.
Providence Christian Academy Adding 43,000 Sq. Ft.

Providence Christian Academy will begin construction on a new 43,000 square foot building in early 2019. The new building will house 9th- 12th grade classes. It will be located on the current campus on what is currently the wooded area adjacent to the PCA athletic field. The athletic field will remain in its current location.

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WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6-9PM Saturday
WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6-9PM Saturday

Remember, St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation's 7th Annual Wine Around The Square is Saturday (9/15/2018) evening from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock on the historic Murfreesboro square.

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Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested At Lowe's
Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested At Lowe's

Around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County deputies arrested Timothy Lee Brooks Jr. of Columbia. He was wanted for murdering a 2-year-old child.

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Is COMPOSTING A Solution To The Landfill Problem?
Is COMPOSTING A Solution To The Landfill Problem?

County Mayor Bill Ketron says we need an answer to our landfill problem, before it is full. He has chartered a bus, and around forty community leaders are touring the compost plant in Sevierville.

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Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Headed to South Carolina
Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Headed to South Carolina

Several members of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue deployed Wednesday to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina.

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Local Rescue Teams Head To South Carolina
Local Rescue Teams Head To South Carolina

Around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday (9/12/2018) morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, and members of the Wilson County EMS will deploy from Murfreesboro to assist with Hurricane Florence efforts in South Carolina.

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Sept. 23 at Oaklands Park
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Sept. 23 at Oaklands Park

September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society is sponsoring a free and family-friendly Archaeology Day from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Oaklands Park.

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MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears
MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears

It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU
Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU

The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.

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9/11 Activities Tuesday
9/11 Activities Tuesday

What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).

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Week Begins With 'Boro Gas Prices At $2.43
Week Begins With 'Boro Gas Prices At $2.43

Gas prices inched lower over the weekend, as several major storms churn in the Atlantic. Several Murfreesboro discounters start the week with regular gas at $2.43 per gallon. Hurricane Florence is forecast to strike the U.S. east coast, yet gas prices have yet to be impacted.

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"Every 1 Matters" at Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY

Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.

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Rutherford County Fire & Rescue $247K Grants
Rutherford County Fire & Rescue $247K Grants

Rutherford County Fire and Rescue has been awarded $247,000 in grants. The Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants provide resources to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel.

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Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 6PM This Monday
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 6PM This Monday

Just a reminder, Greenhouse Ministries 2018 GAME DAY is this coming Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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MPD Violent Crimes Is Looking For Amin Abdulqani Kosar
MPD Violent Crimes Is Looking For Amin Abdulqani Kosar

Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in an ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY at the College Grove Apartments. Warrants are on file with Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Local First Responders Build Habitat Home
Local First Responders Build Habitat Home

On Thursday (9/6/2018) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY dedicated the 154th home built in Rutherford County. The home at 415 Douglas Avenue was built by local emergency responders.

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Another Shooting At College Grove Apartments
Another Shooting At College Grove Apartments

Around 9:00 o'clock Friday morning (9/7/2018), Murfreesboro Police rushed to a shooting call at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Eventide Drive. Once on the scene, they found a male victim with gunshot wounds.

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RCSO Prinsoner Transport Van Involved In Fender Bender
RCSO Prinsoner Transport Van Involved In Fender Bender

There was an unusual two-vehicle fender bender that occurred shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday (9/7/2018) morning on West Main Street, near Front Street.

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RCSO Detention Officer Terminated / Charged
RCSO Detention Officer Terminated / Charged

A Rutherford County Detention Center deputy was terminated Friday after being indicted by the grand jury, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In
Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In

The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.

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MFRD Rushes To Tuesday Afternoon Fire
MFRD Rushes To Tuesday Afternoon Fire

Around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a 2-story townhouse fire on Meigs Drive off South Church Street.

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Izaiha Deshon Gleaves Turned Himself In
Izaiha Deshon Gleaves Turned Himself In

UPDATE: On Tuesday 18-year-old Izaiha Deshon Gleaves turned himself in to the booking offic(e at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Will Tropical Storm Gordon UP Gas Prices?
Will Tropical Storm Gordon UP Gas Prices?

Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Several discounters started the week with $2.49 regular gas, but one was a nickel less at $2.44. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon.

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Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake
Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake

A jet skiing accident results in a fatality on Tims Ford Lake Saturday evening.

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Habitat's FIRST RESPONDERS BUILT Home To Be Dedicated Thursday
Habitat's FIRST RESPONDERS BUILT Home To Be Dedicated Thursday

A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.

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Linebaugh's Pen Pal Coming September 26th
Linebaugh's Pen Pal Coming September 26th

The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library at 6:30 Wednesday evening, September 26th. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library and admission is free.

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Fake News, Publicity or Gossip--MTSU's Dr. Burriss Has More
Fake News, Publicity or Gossip--MTSU's Dr. Burriss Has More

What is the difference between fake news, publicity or gossip? MTSU's School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry L. Burriss, Ph.D., J.D., shares his opinion on actors, sports figures, along with the rich and famous being given media exposure to give views on issues about which they are not experts.

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Saturday Night Fatal Shooting at 711 North Maney
Saturday Night Fatal Shooting at 711 North Maney

On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at approximately 11:19 P.M. a call of a shooting at 711 North Maney Avenue was received by dispatch.

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Domestic Shooting Sunday Morning On E. Vine St.
Domestic Shooting Sunday Morning On E. Vine St.

Murfreesboro Police were called to a second shooting, about 3-hours after investigating a fatality and only a few blocks from the earlier call. At 1:49 Sunday morning a call of a shooting at 618 East Vine Street was received.

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ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?
ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?

The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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Ram's LABOR DAY WEEKEND Road Report
Ram's LABOR DAY WEEKEND Road Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran encourages motorists to drive carefully during this Labor Day weekend, and to be prepared to stop for stalled traffic in front of you.

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MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion
MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion

MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.

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BEWARE Of Bogus Websites
BEWARE Of Bogus Websites

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission are warning consumers to avoid purchasing vehicles advertised through a phony website created and operated by scammers posing as the proprietors of a legitimate Lawrenceburg auto dealer.

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MED Restores Power Friday Morning In Less Than 28-Minutes
MED Restores Power Friday Morning In Less Than 28-Minutes

Quick work Friday morning restored electricity to approximately 50 customers.

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND--DRIVE SAFELY!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND--DRIVE SAFELY!

It's the Labor Day weekend and law enforcement officers are looking for persons who are not wearing safety belts or driving impaired. On the water, the authorities are strictly enforcing all boating regulations.

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Leadership Rutherford Alumni and Class of 2019
Leadership Rutherford Alumni and Class of 2019

On Thursday evening, September 6, 2018 all LEADERSHIP RUTHERFORD's Alumni and New Class members are encouraged to attend a reception at Pinnacle Financial Partners (114 W. College St.).

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INSIGHT COUNSELING CENTERS 25th Luncheon & Fundraiser A Success!
INSIGHT COUNSELING CENTERS 25th Luncheon & Fundraiser A Success!

Insight Counseling Center's 25th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room.

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New Rutherford County Leadership Sworn-In Thursday Night
New Rutherford County Leadership Sworn-In Thursday Night

Within a 58-minute period of time, history was again made in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse as a new county mayor was sworn into office along with twenty-one commissioners, heads of departments and a judge.

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Liles Claims City Did Not Follow Proper Procedure
Liles Claims City Did Not Follow Proper Procedure

President of the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro resident and former State Representative Mike Liles delivered a letter to 49th District State Representative Mike Sparks, addressing the procedure taken by the City of Murfreesboro in the recent action with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and New Vision Baptist Church.

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NICU Reunion At St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
NICU Reunion At St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is excited to host its first NICU reunion in almost 20 years. It will be from 9:00 to 11:00 o'clock on Saturday morning, September 8, 2018.

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Tennessee's Economy Is STRONG!
Tennessee's Economy Is STRONG!

Tennessee's economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released by Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

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Big Rig Donated by Bridgestone to the City of Murfreesboro
Big Rig Donated by Bridgestone to the City of Murfreesboro

A big rig semi-truck that was donated to the City of Murfreesboro will be utilized by voth the fire department as well as police. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks told WGNS...

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Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall Rotunda
Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall Rotunda

General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, Ronnie Martin during a special ceremony at 6:00 o'clock Thursday night (9/6/2018) in the City Hall Rotunda.

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'Boro Gas Discounter Starts At $2.45
'Boro Gas Discounter Starts At $2.45

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. In the 'Boro one discounter started the week at $2.46 per gallon. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower.

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Murfreesboro Launches
Murfreesboro Launches "Community Services" Division

On Monday the City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division--the Community Services Division. This is a part of the reorganizing of the city's administrative structure that is designed to enhance service to residents. They will be the guest on Tuesday morning's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8/28/2018).

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State Rep. Sparks Addresses Evening Rotary
State Rep. Sparks Addresses Evening Rotary

The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".

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First County Schools' TOWN HALL MEETING Is Monday
First County Schools' TOWN HALL MEETING Is Monday

Rutherford County School system's first Town Hall meeting for parents is set for the Stewarts Creek cluster on the coming Monday (8/27/2018) afternoon at 5:30PM. Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host the event in the auditorium of Stewarts Creek High School.

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Senator John McCain Passed Away Saturday

At 4:28 Saturday afternoon, Senator John Sidney McCain, III quietly passed away with his wife Cindy and their family by his side. He had served the United State faithfully for over 60-years.

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Hurricane Creek Greenway Now Open In La Vergne
Hurricane Creek Greenway Now Open In La Vergne

It's official--the Hurricane Creek Greenway in La Vergne, Tennessee is now open. This weekend's partly cloudy weather with temps in the mid 80s is perfect for a stroll down this beautiful nature setting.

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MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!
MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!

The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.

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UNITED WAY, Growing and Helping!
UNITED WAY, Growing and Helping!

Working together makes sense, $743,000 was saved by Rutherford and Cannon county residents through United Way's partnership with the FamilyWize prescription discount program. Reports show that $2.2 million was returned to Rutherford and Cannon counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This year also saw the contributions of nearly $3 million in annual support.

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Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT
Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT

The Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT shows several incidences involving vehicles. NewsRadio WGNS reports the incidences to give the public ideas on ways to avoid being a victim.

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THREATS MADE--Police Watching Area Closely
THREATS MADE--Police Watching Area Closely

Murfreesboro Police responded to a "shots fired" call at 1325 Wenlon Drive. Once on the scene, residents told police about an "order of protection" that had been served earlier on a boyfriend at that address.

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Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award
Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award

Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.

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Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator
Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator

Dispatcher Janie Lawrence is officially the first career telecommunicator to retire from the City of Murfreesboro. Lawrence retired in July, just two months shy of 31 years of service.

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Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro
Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro

One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.

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When Scammed--Act Quickly!
When Scammed--Act Quickly!

Even the smartest run businesses are subject to scams. A well know local firm entered into a contract to purchase new telephones for their multi-story office building, and made a down payment of $17,000.

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Break-In To Restaurant Near MTSU
Break-In To Restaurant Near MTSU

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the break-in and burglary to The Boulevard restaurant. Shortly before 8:00 o'clock Thursday morning, the chief cook found a window broken and entry into the Middle Tennessee Boulevard eatery.

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State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!
State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.

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Majority of Motlow State Students Are From Rutherford County
Majority of Motlow State Students Are From Rutherford County

Motlow State Community College President Michael L. Torrence told Murfreesboro Rotary members on Tuesday that when you total the almost 7,000 students on all campuses, that Rutherford County represents 39.2 per cent of Motlow's total enrollment.

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COMMENTARY: We are Rutherford County - About the Community
COMMENTARY: We are Rutherford County - About the Community

WGNS is always happy to air your commentary. Thom Christy has this weeks audio commentary about our community...

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Gas Prices Fluctuating--Down This Week--$2.46
Gas Prices Fluctuating--Down This Week--$2.46

The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week at $2.46 per gallon. That's down 4-cents from the previous week, but the same as it was earlier last month.

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Prescription Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to TN Overdose Deaths
Prescription Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to TN Overdose Deaths

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.

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The Ebb and Flow of Murfreesboro Restaurants + Welcome Red Carpet Self Storage
The Ebb and Flow of Murfreesboro Restaurants + Welcome Red Carpet Self Storage

Murfreesboro's changing face in restaurants. Over the past year, we've seen well known eateries go while new tastes are offered. It seems that this all began in the 90's when a study indicated that Murfreesboro had one of the highest per capita populations for eating out. Almost as if a magic wand was waved, the flood gate to new cuisinne poured-in.

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Ram's Advice To 'Boro Motorists!
Ram's Advice To 'Boro Motorists!

A few milder days here and there, lets us know we're approaching the ending of summer. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran also warns motorists that it indicates construction crews are speeding-up to finish their projects. That sometime creates traffic jams. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 25th.

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Man Surrenders After 4-Hour Standoff on Turner Ave.
Man Surrenders After 4-Hour Standoff on Turner Ave.

Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's SWAT officers were able to persuade a 29-year old man to leave his girlfriend's home on Turner Avenue. This was after a 4-hour standoff.

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State Levies Fines Against 3 Rutherford County Businesses
State Levies Fines Against 3 Rutherford County Businesses

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards levied fines against 3 Rutherford County businesses during the month of July, 2018.

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Gas Prices Drop---'Boro Again Lowest In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop---'Boro Again Lowest In Tennessee

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. Murfreesboro discounters started the week lower, in fact--the 'Boro is back in the "lowest" Tennessee price.

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MPD Released Statement On Old Fort Park Stabbing
MPD Released Statement On Old Fort Park Stabbing

(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police have issued a statement about the Saturday evening stabbing at the Old Fort Park.

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UPDATE: Saturday Night Old Fort Park Stabbing
UPDATE: Saturday Night Old Fort Park Stabbing

More on the Saturday night stabbing in Old Fort Park. A 61-year old man is in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Trauma Center after suffering multiple stab wounds to his head.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

Prime construction weather keeps the pedal to the medal for crews. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks active projects and warns motorists of areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through August 18th.

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GREEN for Child Support Awareness Month
GREEN for Child Support Awareness Month

If you've noticed green lights on landmarks across Tennessee this month, there's a good reason why. Green is the color Tennessee has chosen to recognize Child Support Awareness Month.

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Saturday Evening Stabbing in Old Fort Park
Saturday Evening Stabbing in Old Fort Park

Around 7:30 Saturday night more than a dozen units from the Murfreesboro Police have rushed to the Old Fort Park where a fight and stabbing is being investigated. The injured male was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt.

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858 New Blue Raider Alumni Created Saturday
858 New Blue Raider Alumni Created Saturday

One of MTSU's award-winning professors is confident that the university's newest 858 graduates can overcome almost any challenge to reach their goals, thrive and help others if they "keep moving forward."

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'Boro Art Crawl Draws Crowds Downtown
'Boro Art Crawl Draws Crowds Downtown

The 'Boro Art Crawl is having a significant impact on visitors to Historic Downtown Murfreesboro. From 6:00 until 9:00 Friday evening (8/10/2018), the downtown square had families strolling and looking at artwork displayed in the uptown merchants.

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DEAD: 1st Execution In Almost Decade in Tennessee
DEAD: 1st Execution In Almost Decade in Tennessee

Tennessee's first execution in almost 10-years took place. Billy Ray Irick was pronounced deceased at 7:48 Thursday night (Central Time) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville after a 3-drug lethal injection.

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Annual Doughboy Challenge in Murfreesboro to be held on August 18th
Annual Doughboy Challenge in Murfreesboro to be held on August 18th

The annual Doughboy Challenge is coming up. A representative for General Mills in Murfreesboro stated...

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Governor Speaks to State Broadcasters In 'Boro
Governor Speaks to State Broadcasters In 'Boro

Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its 70th conference at the Embassy Suite in Murfreesboro. Governor Bill Haslam spoke at Wednesday's luncheon. WREG-TV President and General Manager Ron Walter was presented the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, the group's highest honor.

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Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney
Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney

Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Honors Seven
Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Honors Seven

Popular local writer and broadcaster Dan Whittle along with six other journalists were inducted into the Sixth Annual TENNESSEE JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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WELCOME Tennessee Broadcasters
WELCOME Tennessee Broadcasters

Broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center for their Annual Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Conference.

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Gas $2.64/Gallon---'Boro Not In
Gas $2.64/Gallon---'Boro Not In "Lowest Price" City

Prices at the pump exploded up 20-center in Murfreesboro, yet are pointing lower again as we move into a new week. Most discounters are offering regular gas at $2.65 per gallon in the 'Boro, but a couple started the week at $2.64.

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Full-House Applauds Changes At Center for the Arts
Full-House Applauds Changes At Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro held its "2019 Season Reveal" at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (8/4/2018). Champagne was enjoyed by many as you walked into the theatre.

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Murfreesboro's  Drew Cronin Stabbed To Death
Murfreesboro's Drew Cronin Stabbed To Death

Around 11:10 Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police responded to a stabbing call. Upon arrival officers found a wounded adult male lying in the parking area of 338 Jackson Street.

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Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!
Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!

We're starting to feel the "hint" of a change of season, and that warns construction crews to "speed up". Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that this also can create "traffic challenges". Here are Ram's grid warnings for today through August 11th.

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NOW, Self-Guided Tours Of Oaklands Mansion!
NOW, Self-Guided Tours Of Oaklands Mansion!

As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.

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True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU
True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU

It's almost time for MTSU's True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students for 2019 and beyond -- and for the first time, the kickoff will be in Rutherford County at MTSU Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and their family members from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and other nearby counties are welcome to attend.

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$1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks
$1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks

State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.

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Smyrna Library Welcome Ginger Graves
Smyrna Library Welcome Ginger Graves

The Rutherford County Library System has named Ginger Graves as the new Branch Librarian for Smyrna Public Library.

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Linebaugh Library Closing August 27-29 For Changes
Linebaugh Library Closing August 27-29 For Changes

Some construction improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will result in regular services being closed Saturday through Wednesday, August 25 through 29, 2018. However, Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas said "Patrons can ring the Church Street side service bell and pickup items being held for them."

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Donald Anthony Now Planning Department Director
Donald Anthony Now Planning Department Director

Donald Anthony is the new director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning Department since 2015.

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Paint Your Habitat
Paint Your Habitat "Cook'in To Build" Bowls Now thru Oct. 15

Individuals are painting their bowls now through October 15th for the 11th Annual Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity Cookin' To Build on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 that morning until 1:30 in the afternoon.

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Main Street Creates Memories On The Square
Main Street Creates Memories On The Square

(Murfreesboro) Mainstreet Murfreesboro and the Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association entertained thousands with Friday Night Live, an evening of free music and family fun on the historic square. This event happens on the first Friday of each month during the summer months.

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Rutherford County Election Observations
Rutherford County Election Observations

WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."

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Governor Haslam Legacy Extends to Judiciary
Governor Haslam Legacy Extends to Judiciary

One of the biggest issues affecting Tennessee is the opioid epidemic. Governor Haslam praised state judges for their efforts in developing and presiding over recovery courts...

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MTSU
MTSU "Stole Ceremony" for Veterans Is Wednesday

The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.

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Oakland High Educator Art Yasso Receives Rotary's Highest Honor
Oakland High Educator Art Yasso Receives Rotary's Highest Honor

On Tuesday Oakland High School's Art Yasso received Rotary International's highest honor by being made a Paul Harris Fellow during the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's luncheon at the Stones River Country Club.

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Still Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee
Still Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee

Gas prices rose 2 cents nationwide last week, as prices in the southeast face upward pressure. Wholesale gasoline prices rose 8 cents in Florida and Georgia, and 7 cents in Tennessee.

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Rania Malak Saleb Gaber Drowned Sunday Night In Smyrna
Rania Malak Saleb Gaber Drowned Sunday Night In Smyrna

A Sunday evening family cookout ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.

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70-year old Samuel Ledbetter Died In Bicycle Crash
70-year old Samuel Ledbetter Died In Bicycle Crash

Around 3:00 o'clock this past Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a car vs bicycle crash on the New Salem Highway at Pusher Place. The bicyclist later died at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Wrapping-Up Conference
Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Wrapping-Up Conference

The Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association concludes its 50th Annual Conference Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Murfreesboro was again honored to have been the host city for this event that event began this past Saturday and covers information about new techniques in fire fighting.

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Rutherford County Emerging As Arts and Cultural Center
Rutherford County Emerging As Arts and Cultural Center

"Rutherford County is emerging as an arts and cultural heritage community celebrating a broad spectrum of creative expressions," says Andrea Loughry, Murfreesboro arts advocate and vice chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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

In neighboring Nashville, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency along with Metro Police are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identity and location of the individual pictured in connection with a federal firearms investigation.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Watch Where You Are Driving"

Tis the season to be constructing, and that also creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 4th.

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Saturday Morning Blaze Destroys 1319 Dodd Trail Home
Saturday Morning Blaze Destroys 1319 Dodd Trail Home

There was an early blaze around 4:00AM Saturday morning at 1319 Dodd Trail. That home is near the Stones River Greenway and Cason Lane Trailhead.

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NAACP
NAACP "Freedom Fund Banquet" August 24, 2018

The Murfreesboro NAACP Branch and the Murfreesboro-Rutherford Youth Council are sponsoring their annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the James Union Building, MTSU campus. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for 22 years and under. A table of 8 is $380.00.

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Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU
Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU

The Southern Girls Rock Camp again gave young aspiring musicians a chance to showcase their musical and arts talents for a 16th year at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Local Cardiologist Shows How To RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY!
Local Cardiologist Shows How To RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY!

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Rishi Saxena for a seminar on planning for retirement. It begins at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night, August 14, 2018.

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Library's Technology Center Opens WEDNESDAY!
Library's Technology Center Opens WEDNESDAY!

The Rutherford County Public Library System's new Technology Engagement Center officially opens this Wednesday. The 5,492 square foot facility is located at 306 Minerva Drive, on campus with Hobgood Elementary School and behind the fire hall on Mercury Boulevard.

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Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors
Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors

Five MTSU professors have been honored for their excellence in helping students learn by doing. Congratulations to Michelle Boyer-Pennington, Robert Gordon, Lucy Matthews, Hanna Park, and Ben Stickle.

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Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE
Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE

The local Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. They particularly need donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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Main Street's SUMMER PARTY, Huge Success
Main Street's SUMMER PARTY, Huge Success

With temps in the 70s and a gentle breeze, it was a perfect night for Main Street's "The Summer Party" at the historic Lively House at 746 East Main Street.

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Fire Fighters Resolve Propane Leak In Christiana
Fire Fighters Resolve Propane Leak In Christiana

A gas leak was reported Thursday morning at 635 Old Christiana Road. When units from the Christiana Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue arrived, it was learned that a bush hog had struck a 500 gallon underground propane tank.

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Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable
Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable

RUTHERFORD Cable is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and all five five founders will be honored at the group's August 14th meeting, and Founder Rebecca Climer is the keynote speaker.

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Rutherford County Ties for #3
Rutherford County Ties for #3

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.

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If you were
If you were "waived through", you were OK!

If you were traveling across the Walter Hill Bridge between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon, you may wonder what the large police presence was. The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was conducting a "seat belt check", and if the deputies say you were wearing restraints--you were waved through.

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UPDATE: Maple Street Arson / Murder Case Headed to Court in August
UPDATE: Maple Street Arson / Murder Case Headed to Court in August

UPDATE: An arson case at 524 North Maple in Murfreesboro that ended with the death of a 40-year-old man will head to court this August. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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5-Car Crash Slows Wednesday Morning Traffic On Broad
5-Car Crash Slows Wednesday Morning Traffic On Broad

Murfreesboro Police answered a multi-vehicle fender bender call around 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning on Northwest Broad Street, between the Stones River and Thompson Lane. Five cars were involved, and one received significant damage.

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Local Author at Linebaugh August 11th (10AM-1PM)
Local Author at Linebaugh August 11th (10AM-1PM)

Linebaugh Public Library is delighted to host Ken Vanderpool for a book signing on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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Motlow Joins Achieving the Dream National Reform Network
Motlow Joins Achieving the Dream National Reform Network

Motlow State Community College has strengthened its commitment to improving student success by becoming part of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) National Reform Network.

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Murfreesboro GAS, Again--Lowest In State!
Murfreesboro GAS, Again--Lowest In State!

Murfreesboro again came in with the lowest gas prices in Tennessee with regular gas at $2.42 at some discounters. That's a dime lower than the second cheapest price (Clevelenad).

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Dr. Nimal Patel Joins St. Thomas Medical Partners
Dr. Nimal Patel Joins St. Thomas Medical Partners

Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Areas to Avoid
Ram's Traffic Jam Areas to Avoid

It's the time of the year when crews ramp-up work on construction projects, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid traffic jams now through July 28th.

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Trustpoint Hospital Interview - WGNS
Trustpoint Hospital Interview - WGNS

WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...

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Woodbury's Austin Jennings Touched Lives Worldwide
Woodbury's Austin Jennings Touched Lives Worldwide

Woodbury native Austin Peay Jennings died peacefully on July 7, 2018 at his home. He touch Lions worldwide as International president, he was involved in media ownership, history and loved this area. Graveside services are in Woodbury this Saturday evening at 6:00PM. His life celebration will be a month away on August 25th at Woodbury First Baptist.

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TBI Charges Watertown Man
TBI Charges Watertown Man

In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of James Hall of Watertown. He is charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-24E at 66 mile marker
Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-24E at 66 mile marker

A multi-vehicle crash involving a tandem-trailer rig brought I-24 eastbound traffic to a stop around 3:00 o'clock Tuesday (7/10/2018) afternoon. This was at mile marker 66, near the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.

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Murfreesboro #2 VEGAN CITY In USA!
Murfreesboro #2 VEGAN CITY In USA!

Where did I hear, "If you don't know your community, know your property assessor--and if Rob says it's so...it's so!" Rob Mitchell's tech connections show that Murfreesboro not only is one of the TOP TEN PLACES FOR VEGANS, but it's number 2!

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Panel looking at candidates for new Circuit Judgeship

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District - Cannon and Rutherford counties.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee

Gas prices across the nation increased 1.5 cents during the past week. However, in Murfreesboro, it dropped 3-cents at some discounters to $2.46 per gallon.

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MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS JOINS SAINT THOMAS MEDICAL PARTNERS
MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS JOINS SAINT THOMAS MEDICAL PARTNERS

(Murfreesboro) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.

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Brian Rogers Running For 13th District County Commission
Brian Rogers Running For 13th District County Commission

Software Developer Brian Rogers announces that he is running for the Rutherford County Commission in District 13 on August 2nd, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Democratic Party.

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Ram's
Ram's "Hot Road Congestion Forecast"

Join us in a sing-along of "Hot, Hot, Hot", while Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential traffic congestion areas for today through July 14.

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The Woman's Club Celebrates At The Alley On Main
The Woman's Club Celebrates At The Alley On Main

The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro, a local 501(c)(3) Public Charity, will hold its inaugural Legacy Gathering. This event is hosted by The Alley on Main from 4:00 to 7:00PM Sunday afternoon. This gathering of friends, old and new, hopes to bring a new awareness of the uniqueness of downtown Murfreesboro and the challenges and opportunities of local residents and businesses.

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Be Careful With the SUN!
Be Careful With the SUN!

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital warns that a good tan is not always healthy. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is also the most preventable.

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Love Shakespeare? Linebaugh has it.
Love Shakespeare? Linebaugh has it.

Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works! On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.

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Shooting Death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist
Shooting Death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist

The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.

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NAACP Invites Public To POLITICAL FORUMS
NAACP Invites Public To POLITICAL FORUMS

The Murfreesboro NAACP is conduction two separate political forums at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue. Both are are 7:00 o'clock in the evening; one is Monday (7/9/2018) and the other is Friday (7/13/2018).

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Civil Air Patrol sets up camp at MTSU
Civil Air Patrol sets up camp at MTSU

Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the nation converged on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University this summer for two weeklong events that showcased aerospace and other science majors.

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St. Thomas Health Receives $50,000 Opiod Grant
St. Thomas Health Receives $50,000 Opiod Grant

Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce that it has received $50,000 from the Cardinal Health Foundation's Generation Rx Best Practices in Pain Medication Use grant program.

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PERFECT Friday Night Live...thanks Main St.!
PERFECT Friday Night Live...thanks Main St.!

An afternoon downpour dropped the temps from the sweltering point to the mid 70s and set the mood for memorable Friday Night Live on the Murfreesboro Square featuring the music of Utopia.

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Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies
Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies

A lady who touched the lives of so many, passed away from an extended illness at 10:59 Tuesday evening. Bettie Clayton Cook loved history, and especially local history, and shared it as a part of her longtime career with the National Parks Service and the Stones River National Battlefield.

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Sam Huddleston named Executive Director of new city office, Gary Whitaker new Assistant City Manager
Sam Huddleston named Executive Director of new city office, Gary Whitaker new Assistant City Manager

The City of Murfreesboro named Sam Huddleston as executive director of a new Development Services Division to reorganize the city's administrative structure for enhanced customer service. Gary Whitaker has been promoted to assistant city manager

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On HOT DAYS Check On Elderly and Those Alone!
On HOT DAYS Check On Elderly and Those Alone!

A dangerous HEAT ADVISORY continues for Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee for the next several days. The heat index has already reached the 107 degree mark.

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Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update
Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update

UPDATE: Arrest Made - Murfreesboro Police are holding three persons without bond in connection with last Wednesday's murder and shooting on the Old Lascassas Pike. Lesean Janell Savage, Chasitie Smith and Kyle Fugett are charged with 1st degree murder.

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Independence Day GAS Prices
Independence Day GAS Prices

Gas prices are are facing upward pressure as Independence Day quickly approaches. AAA forecasts nearly 47 million Americans will travel for the holiday. The 39.7 million - who will drive - will find gas prices 50-60 cents more than last year.

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Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man
Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man

Around 7:15 this past Friday evening, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Northfield Blvd near Tudor Place involving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. 33-year old Derossi Leon White of Clarksville died of those injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Andrea Loughry Vice Chair TN Arts Commission
Andrea Loughry Vice Chair TN Arts Commission

Murfreesboro arts leader, Andrea Loughry will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair. The appointment began July 1, 2018 and will continue for a year.

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THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was enroute to a fatal crash, when his SUV was involved in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Goes Hi-Tech!
Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Goes Hi-Tech!

Celebrating its 102nd anniversary in a few weeks, tech-savy members of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro open a new website.

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Beware: Summertime Treats Can ADD WEIGHT!
Beware: Summertime Treats Can ADD WEIGHT!

The scales show that Tennessee is ranked among the top 10 most obese states. You can be a part of changing that trend, by changing some habits.

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Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!
Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!

This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!

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Supply Chain Management Camp
Supply Chain Management Camp

Adults often wish they could give advice to their younger selves, especially when it comes to career and education choices. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is hoping to accomplish this feat, in a way, through its industry-specific camps for area high school students.

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RSCSO needs your help...do you recognize suspect?
RSCSO needs your help...do you recognize suspect?

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help. As the midnight hour turned Friday night into Saturday (6/30/2018), surveillance cameras captured a subject who robbed the clerk at the Blackman Market

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Lineman Rodeo in Murfreesboro was this past Weekend
Lineman Rodeo in Murfreesboro was this past Weekend

If you're looking for an interesting and unique weekend adventure here in Murfreesboro, head over to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on West Thompson Lane. Middle Tennessee Electric is sponsoring this event and there are no fees for parking or admission.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Now Performing In Germany
Cripple Creek Cloggers Now Performing In Germany

Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers are performing in Germany at the tenth Danetzare in Erfurt. The local Appalachian style dance group is performing with troupes from East Timor, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia, as well as by the host folk troupe, Thuringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt.

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UPDATE: Wednesday Shootings In 'Boro
UPDATE: Wednesday Shootings In 'Boro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announces Chief Operating Officer and Director of Emergency Services
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announces Chief Operating Officer and Director of Emergency Services

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce Thomas Roddy has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Miller has joined the clinical leadership team as Director of Nursing...

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Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!
Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!

A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.

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New Property Tax Rate Set for La Vergne
New Property Tax Rate Set for La Vergne

The La Vergne board of mayor and alderman voted to approve the new 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget and 2018 Tax Rate at a special meeting on June 28. The board voted to approve the ordinance by a vote of 3-0, making the new tax rate $0.71 per $100 assessed value.

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MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off
MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off

Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.

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Groundbreaking for new Murfreesboro City School
Groundbreaking for new Murfreesboro City School

Murfreesboro's newest elementary school will be located on the corner of Veterans Pkwy and St. Andrews Drive.

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Girls Scouts THANK Cindy Robinson With Piedmont Reunion
Girls Scouts THANK Cindy Robinson With Piedmont Reunion

If you have ever enjoyed Camp Piedmont near Readyville, you're encouraged to attend a special celebration of Cindy Robinson's work there for the past 30-years.The event begins at 11:30 this coming Friday morning (6/29/2018), and the camp is just off the John Bragg Highway at 208 Pilot Knob Road in Readyville.

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U.S. Senate Approves
U.S. Senate Approves "Preemie Act" and "Tech Ed Act"

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved re-authorizations of the PREEMIE Act, aimed at preventing premature births, and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

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Brittney Reed-Saltz MGL's Branch Librarian
Brittney Reed-Saltz MGL's Branch Librarian

The Rutherford County Library System recently named Brittney Reed-Saltz as branch librarian of the Myrtle Glanton-Lord (MGL) facility.

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline
Gas Prices Continue To Decline

AAA reports that gasonline prices have dropped for the past 28 consecutive days in Tennessee, and a 'Boro discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon.

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Smyrna Library Reduces Hours Starting July 23, 2018
Smyrna Library Reduces Hours Starting July 23, 2018

The board of the Rutherford County Library System made the difficult decision to reduce the operating hours of the Smyrna branch starting Monday, July 23, 2018.

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Tennessee Promise Community Service Deadline is July 1
Tennessee Promise Community Service Deadline is July 1

All current and incoming Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise students have until July 1 to complete and submit eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

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Shooting Death At Smyrna's Sullivan's Sports Bar
Shooting Death At Smyrna's Sullivan's Sports Bar

UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly Smyrna shooting that occurred on Friday morning (6/22/18)...

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Rick LaLance formally announces bid for re-election to Murfreesboro City Council
Rick LaLance formally announces bid for re-election to Murfreesboro City Council

"The next Council will truly help shape the future of Murfreesboro. Voters want someone who is going to listen to all sides and make smart, reasonable decisions.

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Ram's Road Report Through June 30th
Ram's Road Report Through June 30th

Summertime and the construction crews are busy, so hush little baby and learn where NOT to go. Here's Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's report on places to avoid from today through June 30th.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days, a TOP 20 EVENT will be July 13th and 14th
Uncle Dave Macon Days, a TOP 20 EVENT will be July 13th and 14th

Southeast Tourism Society has named Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival once again as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July 2018.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Opens New 25-Bed CDU
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Opens New 25-Bed CDU

At 11:00 o'clock Thursday (6/21/2018) morning, St Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially opened a 25-bed Clinical Decision Unit, next to the emergency room, that is designed for patients staying less than 24-hours.

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'Boro Council Approves Firms for (1) Training Facility, and (2) Airport
'Boro Council Approves Firms for (1) Training Facility, and (2) Airport

On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council approved two architectural and engineering firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility along with a new terminal at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

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Whose Dirt Pile Is it?
Whose Dirt Pile Is it?

Answer to listener's question about a pile of dirt at the intersection of February and West Main Streets.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers leave Tuesday for Germany
Cripple Creek Cloggers leave Tuesday for Germany

The Cripple Creek Cloggers will depart this coming Tuesday for the 10th Annual International Folklore Festival "Danetzare" in Germany.

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St. Thomas Health reports that one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, and the prevalence of obesity in kids has more than tripled from 1971 to 2011.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is opening a Clinical Decision Unit
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is opening a Clinical Decision Unit

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is hosting a grand opening celebration of the 25-bed Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). The CDU is part of a larger expansion plan to accommodate the rapid growth and healthcare needs of Rutherford County.

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Widowhood Seminar at Linebaugh Library
Widowhood Seminar at Linebaugh Library

Linebaugh Public Library is hosting local author, Judy Jennings at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 10, 2018, for a talk entitled, "Widowhood: Become a better version of your former self."

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Eastern Star HONOR'S LUNCHEON Is This Saturday
Eastern Star HONOR'S LUNCHEON Is This Saturday

The Order of the Eastern Star's HONOR'S LUNCHEON will be at 11:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, 415 South Academy Street.

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U.S. Senator Corker Petitions To STOP Separating Families
U.S. Senator Corker Petitions To STOP Separating Families

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sent letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a halt to the practice of separating families who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Ram's Sizzling Sunny Days Traffic Forecast
Ram's Sizzling Sunny Days Traffic Forecast

Sizzling sunny days are allowing construction crews to focus on their jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that creates congestion for motorists. Here are his areas to avoid today through June 23.

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'Boro FY19 Budget Approved...NO EXTRA TAXES!
'Boro FY19 Budget Approved...NO EXTRA TAXES!

On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $169.7-million budget for FY19 that begins July 1, 2018 with no additional taxes.

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36th Annual FOLKFEST Wrapping Up
36th Annual FOLKFEST Wrapping Up

It's been a great week for the 36th Annual International FolkFest. For the past week, dance troupes from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden have visited throughout our community. Residents are invited to a special free performance on the Murfreesboro square from 8:30AM to 12:30PM Saturday (6/16/2018).

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions On WGNS
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions On WGNS

The "ASK THE MAYOR" segment of the WGNS Action Line radio broadcast is always popular. Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland was on the radio Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

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Vandalism: Smyrna's Captain Kuss Memorial
Vandalism: Smyrna's Captain Kuss Memorial

The public is shocked that an act of vandalism occured at the Captain Kuss Memorial in Smyrna.

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RCEMS Believes In Miracles--So does TOBY DUDLEY!
RCEMS Believes In Miracles--So does TOBY DUDLEY!

In the past 3-years, the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services has made approximately 120-thousand calls. In that time-frame, only a few persons have been brought back to life after dieing when suffering cardiac arrest. Less than a month ago, Toby Dudley became number 8.

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Deer, Bear, Raccoons--OH MY!
Deer, Bear, Raccoons--OH MY!

Murfreesboro continues to be the tenth fastest growing cities with a population over 100-thousand in the United States. That may be bringing more quality jobs to the community, but it's creating a challenge for deer, turkeys, raccoons, groundhogs, skunks, and more.

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Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow
Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow

Motlow State Community College is offering the Accuplacer Assessment Test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2018 calendar year.

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Gas In 'Boro Again CHEAPEST IN STATE!
Gas In 'Boro Again CHEAPEST IN STATE!

Tennessee gas prices have declined 3 cents last week. Here in Murfreesboro, the lowest priced discounter dropped a penny and others join them with regular gas $2.58, again putting as having the cheapest gas.

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2015 Murder in Murfreesboro Headed to Court This Year
2015 Murder in Murfreesboro Headed to Court This Year

A 2015 murder case will go to trial in Murfreesboro on October 18, 2018. District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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Bonnaroo Proves
Bonnaroo Proves "True Blue"!

A large group of Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Recording Industry students are in Manchester, capturing and recording high-quality sound from the Who Stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges Through June 16th
Ram's Traffic Challenges Through June 16th

Warm weather and outdoor work season. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects are at a peak and warns of places to avoid while driving now through June 16th.

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Spirit of Recycling Award
Spirit of Recycling Award

The first Spirit of Recycling Awards dinner is set for 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, June 18, 2018, at the Carriage Lane Inn. Rich Products Corporation, Mahle Filter Systems and Cardinal Health are being honored.

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Blue Angel Memorial / Dedication in Honor of Deceased Pilot Jeff Kuss this Saturday
Blue Angel Memorial / Dedication in Honor of Deceased Pilot Jeff Kuss this Saturday

A special service for Blue Angel Captain Jeff Kuss will take place this Saturday in Smyrna. The memorial dedication...

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Thank You MCS--3rd Annual Camp for Special Needs Students
Thank You MCS--3rd Annual Camp for Special Needs Students

Murfreesboro City Schools third annual camp for students with special needs is being held at Scales Elementary thru June 7. Fifty-Six children, in first through sixth grade, will participate in a week filled with square dancing, country critters and all things wild West.

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It's Official: Craig Tindall is New City Manager!
It's Official: Craig Tindall is New City Manager!

The Murfreesboro City Council met Tuesday and named 57-year old Craig Tindall as the next city manager. Interim City Manger Jim Crumley led the search for a replacement when Rob Lyons retired in December.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Saturday In Smyrna
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Saturday In Smyrna

A man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Smyrna on Saturday and a woman is in critical condition.

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Blue Raider Track Runner Killed In Newport, TN
Blue Raider Track Runner Killed In Newport, TN

On Sunday afternoon The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department held a memorial service for Geoffrey Cheruiyot in the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame Building. The former MTSU runner was killed early Thursday (5/31/2018) morning when hit by a charter bus in Newport, TN after being involved in a crash just minutes before.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Price in State
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Price in State

The summer driving season is in full swing, and it opened with the most expensive gas prices in four years. Fortunately, those prices at the pump are beginning to trickle lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas at $2.59 per gallon.

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Becky Goff Runs for Murfreesboro School Board
Becky Goff Runs for Murfreesboro School Board

Becky Goff, a teacher for over 25 years, announced that she is a candidate for Murfreesboro School Board.

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SRO's
SRO's "Junior Deputy Camp" Helps Students

11-year old Andrea Campbell wanted to know about law enforcement and safety during the annual School Resource Officer's Junior Deputy Camp.

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Ram's Road report
Ram's Road report

This is the peak season for construction. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid today through June 9, 2018.

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St. Thomas Heart First TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART In TN
St. Thomas Heart First TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART In TN

Saint Thomas Health is the first health system in Tennessee to offer Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as part of their cardiac treatment services. Ashok N. Babu, M.D., will serve as surgical director of the program and Kyle Stribling, M.D. will serve as medical director.

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Chamber's Barbara Wolke Chairs STT Congressional Summit
Chamber's Barbara Wolke Chairs STT Congressional Summit

The 2018 Congressional Summit on Travel and Tourism produced by Southeast Tourism Society is scheduled for July 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is serving as Tennessee's chair for this year's event.

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USMC Capt. Kuss Memorial Nears Completion
USMC Capt. Kuss Memorial Nears Completion

On Friday morning (6/1/2018), traffic on a section of the Sam Ridley Parkway was diverted as a 350-ton crane with a telescopic boom length of 210.1 feet was used to lift the 21,600 pound aircraft from the flatbed trailer truck to a memorial pedestal at the entrance to the Lee Victory Recreation Park.

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THP Spotted Suspect In Grassy Ditch Beside Road
THP Spotted Suspect In Grassy Ditch Beside Road

Around 7:15 Friday morning, 31-year old Steven Joshua Wiggins was arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy.

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Murfreesboro Half Marathon soon to be OPEN for Registration
Murfreesboro Half Marathon soon to be OPEN for Registration

New This Year: Race registrations will be transferable (for a small transfer fee and through September 22) regardless of whether the race is sold out. This allows you to register early and avoid fee increases. And if for some reason you are unable to run, you may transfer that registration to a friend.

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Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department
Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department

The Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Murfreesboro with an award for Excellence in Fire Services.

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Four Dead In Walter Hill Memorial Day Shooting
Four Dead In Walter Hill Memorial Day Shooting

Memorial Day ended tragically in Walter Hill. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told NewsRadio WGNS that four adults were found fatally shot around 3:30 Monday afternoon in a home at 1132 Rivercrest Drive.

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Some 'Boro Gas $2.64, AAA Says
Some 'Boro Gas $2.64, AAA Says "Relief Is Ahead"!

Motorists should soon catch a break from rising gas prices. Oil and gasoline futures prices plunged after Russia and Saudi Arabia expressed interest in raising oil supply. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.64.

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President Trump Visiting Nashville Tuesday (5/29/18)
President Trump Visiting Nashville Tuesday (5/29/18)

President Trump's visit to Nashville and the Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday will necessitate street closures downtown in the vicinity of the auditorium, which will host a 7 p.m. rally. Doors are scheduled to open by 4 p.m.

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Blackman Barbecue at The Grove on June 22nd!
Blackman Barbecue at The Grove on June 22nd!

For those of you who are new to town, the Blackman Barbecue has been a tradition for 69-years. This year's event is from 5:00 to 8:00 Friday evening, June 22, 2018 at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, across from The Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro (directly off of Medical Center Pkwy).

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Ram's
Ram's "Ready For Summer" Traffic Report

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that traffic will be light during the Memorial Day weekend, but be aware of construction areas to avoid after that period where heavy congestion will be likely. Here's Ram's report for today through June 2, 2018.

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Congratulations MPD Sergeant Justin Lemanski
Congratulations MPD Sergeant Justin Lemanski

The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Justin Lemanski from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

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K-12 Teachers--Learn How To Fly This Summer!
K-12 Teachers--Learn How To Fly This Summer!

K-12 teachers wanting a different summer educational opportunity -- one that includes learning how to fly an airplane and various aspects of aviation -- can apply to attend MTSU's basic and advanced graduate courses in Aerospace Education in June.

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Tennessee Treasure Hunting Is FUN!
Tennessee Treasure Hunting Is FUN!

It's better than receiving an e-mail about a fortune left to you by a late unknown relative in a far off land. Yes, it's UNCLAIMED PROPERTY that's being held for you in the vaults of the Tennessee Treasury.

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"Agreement In Principle" For City Manager Craig Tindall

There was thought that a new city manager would be officially announced at Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council meeting, but Interim City Manager Jim Crumley said, "We have just completed an agreement in principle for the new city manager, but I want to make certain the council has enough time to study the contract before voting on it."

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Heart Warming Murfreesboro City Council Meeting
Heart Warming Murfreesboro City Council Meeting

Murfreesboro City Council meeting Thursday night and opened with Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris introducing the near-capacity room to 11-year-old Noah Gaines who shared how he was inspired to personally help many homeless in our city.

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New Officers Rutherford County Democratic Party
New Officers Rutherford County Democratic Party

The Rutherford County Democratic Party held its Kennedy Day Dinner and elected new officers.

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It's TSSAA Spring Fling Week
It's TSSAA Spring Fling Week

TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County this week. The best high school athletes in the state will compete for championships in tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field.

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Gas Prices Climb Another Penny--$2.55
Gas Prices Climb Another Penny--$2.55

Some Murfreesboro's discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.55 per gallon, up about a penny from last week.

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36th International Folkfest In 'Boro On June 10-17, 2018
36th International Folkfest In 'Boro On June 10-17, 2018

A dance troupe from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden arrive in Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 10, 2018, for the 36th year of sharing various cultures with Middle Tennesseeans at the International Folkfest.

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Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana
Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana

A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.

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MTSU Robotics Club STRONG!
MTSU Robotics Club STRONG!

For the second consecutive year, members of the MTSU Robotics Club shined at the National Robotics Challenge recently at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Marion, Ohio.

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VOTE in BEP Photo Contest on FaceBook
VOTE in BEP Photo Contest on FaceBook

Congratulations to the three teachers who are in the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards video contest on Facebook. Now the public needs to vote and select a winner.

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Ram's Traffic Report
Ram's Traffic Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran studies site plans and warns motorists of potential trouble zones for traffic now through May 26, 2018..

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CITY SCHOOLS'
CITY SCHOOLS' "Farm To School" Curriculum

Approximately 600 Murfreesboro City School third-graders from six schools experienced MTSU farm life during a field trip. It was the culminating event of their Farm to School curriculum.

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Congratulations Dalton!
Congratulations Dalton!

It's graduation time, and the WGNS family is proud of the accomplishments of Dalton Barrett, the son of Heather and Bryan.

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Saturday Murder In Reid Alley--Suspect Arrested!
Saturday Murder In Reid Alley--Suspect Arrested!

Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a call of a shooting at 532 Reid Alley. Upon arrival patrol officers found a male shooting victim unresponsive outside the residence.

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'Boro Closer To Hiring New City Manager
'Boro Closer To Hiring New City Manager

Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council ended with Interim City Manager Jim Crumley stating that current City Attorney Craig Tindall was the best candidate for the city manager position. Crumley was given approval by the council to negotiate an agreement.

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Comments on
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Comments on "13 Reasons Why"

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) draws attention to the release of the second season of the Netflix drama, "13 Reasons Why," on May 18, 2018. Following the release of Season One in May 2017, TSPN...

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Peace Officers Memorial Day Services
Peace Officers Memorial Day Services

On Thursday the Murfreesboro Police Department held the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the new headquarters building on Highland Avenue. A massive marble memorial to the fallen officers was unveiled in a special garden beside the entrance to the new facility.

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Two Die In Wednesday Night Domestic Shooting
Two Die In Wednesday Night Domestic Shooting

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told WGNS that two people died in a shooting late Wednesday at their home on Annadel Court. A husband and wife were found deceased, and their 2-year old was in the home.

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Gas Stable At Some Local Discounters--$2.47 Per Gallon
Gas Stable At Some Local Discounters--$2.47 Per Gallon

Gas prices rocketed higher last week in most markets, due to reductions in domestic supply and the oil market's response to the President's decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon. Locally, that price is unchanged from the previous week.

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New Things at the Linebaugh Library
New Things at the Linebaugh Library

The Rutherford County Library System is growing and WGNS is working to highlight positive new changes.

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Ram's Road Report Today Through May 19th
Ram's Road Report Today Through May 19th

When Ram Balachandran checked his construction reports, it appeared that everyone had a case of spring fever from today through May 19th.

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"Goodness Gracious..." Memorial Day Rock'n Roll!

Grab those blue suede shoes along with a pink polka dot bikini and head to the Arts Center of Cannon County over at 7:30 Friday night, May 25th. Begin the Memorial Day weekend with a visit to 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury, where you'll feel the earth move.

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THANK YOU RCEMS
THANK YOU RCEMS

Walmart and Sam's Club have teamed up with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service (RCEMS) with a Lifesaver award.

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162-Year Old Woman's Club Needs Major Renovations
162-Year Old Woman's Club Needs Major Renovations

Imagine the expense of keeping-up a 162-year old home. The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is seeing that with their 1856 Italianate-style home on the corner of West College and North Academy Streets.

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Council Approves $33-Million School Off Veterans Parkway
Council Approves $33-Million School Off Veterans Parkway

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize contracts with CBRE/Heery for project management services and Johnson+Bailey for architectural services of a new Murfreesboro K-6 school. The new school, to be located at Veterans Parkway and St. Andrews Drive, will be designed similar to Overall Creek Elementary. Anticipated opening is August 2019.

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CMS Best High School In TN
CMS Best High School In TN

Central Magnet School has once again been ranked the best high school in Tennessee and 10th best magnet school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Sports-News Jon Dinkins Retiring From County Schools
Sports-News Jon Dinkins Retiring From County Schools

Jon Dinkins, the man you hear doing ball games as well as the morning news on WGNS, was the honored Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Elementary School. The longtime local educator is retiring as principal of this county school and devoting more time to grandparenting.

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Murfreesboro Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges Relating to Islamic Center of M'boro Vandalism
Murfreesboro Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges Relating to Islamic Center of M'boro Vandalism

Charles Dwight Stout, III, 20, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Wednesday (5/9/18) in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to damage religious property and to causing damage to religious property because of its religious character, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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City School's
City School's "Employee Recognition Celebration"

Murfreesboro City School's "Second Annual Employee Recognition Celebration" was held Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place. Reitring Black Fox Elementary Principal Joe Thompson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Antonio Starnes Charged With University St. Shooting
Antonio Starnes Charged With University St. Shooting

Murfreesboro Police have arrested 40-year old Antonio Starnes in connection with last Thursday's (5/3/2018) early morning shooting on University Street.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In State
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In State

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.59 on Sunday. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas selling for $2.47.

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Judicial Center OPEN FOR BUSINESS Today!
Judicial Center OPEN FOR BUSINESS Today!

Today (Monday) marks the first day courts are in session at the new Rutherford County Judicial Center on Lytle at North Maple Streets.

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Rutherford County SORT Team In Giles County
Rutherford County SORT Team In Giles County

The SORT team from Rutherford County is in Giles County assisting in the search for missing a kayaker. As of Monday night, Cooper not found.

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3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night
3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night

Murfreesboro Police responded to a three vehicle crash shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening at the intersection of East Clark and North Tennessee Boulevards.

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Construction At Thompson Lane Trailhead
Construction At Thompson Lane Trailhead

If you travel Thompson Lane regularly, especially near the Stones River Bridge, the backed-up traffic is often frustrating. Is the construction project at the Thompson Lane Trailhead part of the cure?

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WELCOME:   TN Radio Hall of Fame
WELCOME: TN Radio Hall of Fame

The 7th Annual Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. WMC TV's Dave Brown, a 2017 inductee, emceed the event.

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Ram's
Ram's "CONGESTION" Forecast

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that spring temps and gentle breezes will create enthusiastic construction crews who will create traffic challenges.

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TN Ginseng Growers Met Friday At MTSU
TN Ginseng Growers Met Friday At MTSU

Growers, buyers and sellers of ginseng came from Roan Mountain in upper East Tennessee to Perry County at the eastern edge of West Tennessee and from all parts in between.

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Murfreesboro Police Beat
Murfreesboro Police Beat

Murfreesboro's POLICE BEAT includes thefts

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MPD Crack-Down On Crime
MPD Crack-Down On Crime

Murfreesboro Police continue to make clear, this community does not tolerate crime.

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TN Supreme Court Suspends Cope 25 More Months
TN Supreme Court Suspends Cope 25 More Months

The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended a Rutherford County attorney, James Carl Cope, for an additional 25 months.

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OHS Karmyn Casey in Scholars Group
OHS Karmyn Casey in Scholars Group

Oakland High School International Baccalaureate alum Karmyn Casey has been accepted into the Leadership Knoxville Scholars program through The University of Tennessee and Leadership Knoxville.

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Susan G. Komen Central TN Gives $75K Grant
Susan G. Komen Central TN Gives $75K Grant

Saint Thomas Medical Partners received a $75,000 grant for the Our Mission in Motion (OMIM) program from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.

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New Family at RION FLOWERS, COFFEE & GIFTS
New Family at RION FLOWERS, COFFEE & GIFTS

Jon and Sharon Moffitt have decided to sell the flower shop that was started by his family 79-years ago. They wanted someone who would love the community as much as theirs and knew Jenny and Chuck Harrison were the ones.

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Murfreesboro's
Murfreesboro's "Movie Man" Bill Brooks Died Friday

Murfreesboro lost a true treasure Friday morning, "movie-man" Bill Brooks lost his battle with cancer.

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Wish From Stones River Manor Residents Granted!
Wish From Stones River Manor Residents Granted!

At 4:00 o'clock Thursday (5/3/2018) afternoon, Stones River Manor opened a new page in their history of service to the community. The county's first memory care services were dramatically expanded. Plus, the massive complex now includes everything from independent through advanced care.

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New Month: 'Boro Gas $2.49 Per Gallon
New Month: 'Boro Gas $2.49 Per Gallon

Monday is the conclusion to what was the most expensive April for gas prices in four years. The new month begins with several 'Boro discounters offering regular gas at $2.49 per gallon--not the best buy in the state, but not the most expensive either.

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"Autism Family Day" A Huge Success!

Beautiful sunny skies with temperatures around 70 made Saturday's AUTISM FAMILY DAY atPatterson Park a huge success.

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Semi Slams THP and Coffee County Deputy
Semi Slams THP and Coffee County Deputy

Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning, semi-driver slammed into a Tennessee Highway Patrol and Coffee County Sheriff patrol vehicles near mile marker 112.

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E. Coli Romaine Lettuce In Tennessee
E. Coli Romaine Lettuce In Tennessee

What's in your salad? Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that Tennessee is now included in the outbreak of E. coli believed to be from romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma Valley of Arizona.

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Reduce CHILD ABUSE Now!
Reduce CHILD ABUSE Now!

Child Abuse Prevention Month is ending in a few days, and our local hometown heros walked for the Child Advocacy Center a week ago, but law enforcement, child welfare and other officials vow to reduce this tragedy and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Avoid This Area"

Spring is in the air, and construction crews are running at full speed. That might create issues for motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid in Murfreesboro today through May 5th.

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Gifts To Non-Profits DOUBLED 5/2: BIG PAYBACK
Gifts To Non-Profits DOUBLED 5/2: BIG PAYBACK

Don't forget, the BIG PAYBACK is this coming Wednesday, and you can go on-line, make a donation and that donation will be matched by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Central Magnet's 1953 Pontiac Again In Great Race
Central Magnet's 1953 Pontiac Again In Great Race

For their second consecutive year, a group of students from Central Magnet School will be driving their 1953 Pontiac Chieftan in the Great Race. This year's race begins in Buffalo, New York and ends in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Perfect Day for Cannonsburgh's PIONEER DAYS
Perfect Day for Cannonsburgh's PIONEER DAYS

Sunny skies, a gentle breeze and temperatures around 70--the perfect day for Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village's PIONEER DAYS on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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110th General Assembly Issues
110th General Assembly Issues

The 2018 Tennessee Legislature just concluded the 110th General Assembly. The Rutherford County delegation tell "the rest of the story".

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MTSU Helping 400+ Olympiad Elementary Students
MTSU Helping 400+ Olympiad Elementary Students

Young geniuses interested in all things science will experience pasta mobiles, pentathlons and more during the 11th annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

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Property Assessor Asks Governor To Kill HB2038
Property Assessor Asks Governor To Kill HB2038"

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell is on record saying state legislation HB2038 is a clear violation of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.

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City School's Kindergarten Registration May 3-4, 2018
City School's Kindergarten Registration May 3-4, 2018

Murfreesboro City Schools will host kindergarten registration next Thursday and Friday for students who will enter kindergarten this coming school year (2018-19). Children must be five years old on or before August 15, 2018.

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RCSO Chaplain John Spurgeon Honored Nationally
RCSO Chaplain John Spurgeon Honored Nationally

Chaplain John Spurgeon of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and Correctional Work Center earned the Volunteer of the Year award from the American Jail Association.

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Justin Baucom Back In Jail After Escaping April 1st
Justin Baucom Back In Jail After Escaping April 1st

A 30-year old escapee from the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center was back in custody Friday after 27 days of freedom.

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MPD Grand Opening  Sunday 1-5 PM
MPD Grand Opening Sunday 1-5 PM

The public is invited to a special community viewing of the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, from 1 to 5PM this coming Sunday afternoon (4/29/2018).

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Search For Murfreesboro City Manager Continues
Search For Murfreesboro City Manager Continues

How is the search going for a new Murfreesboro city manager? The council invites to the public to hear a presentation from the consulting firm at 1:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday afternoon in the City Council Chambers.

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RCSO Deputy Chris Beach Receives Life Savers Award
RCSO Deputy Chris Beach Receives Life Savers Award

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Beach received the Saving the Life Savers Award from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh for saving a 6-year-old girl.

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600+ Toured New Judicial Center
600+ Toured New Judicial Center

The official ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies for the new Rutherford County Judical Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

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LOCAL Businesses Spotlighted
LOCAL Businesses Spotlighted

The first annual LIGHT-UP LOCAL AWARDS were presented Tuesday (4/24/2018) at the Grove At Williamson Place.

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Gas Unchanged In 'Boro: $2.48/gallon
Gas Unchanged In 'Boro: $2.48/gallon

Americans are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in years. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.48 per gallon. That is unchanged from the previous week.

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Mass Shooting by Naked Man In Antioch's Waffle House
Mass Shooting by Naked Man In Antioch's Waffle House

There are 4 dead, 2 critically wounded and 2 with minor injuries after a Sunday morning shooting at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike (highway 41-70) in neighboring Davidson County's Antioch community, not far from the Rutherford County line.

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Travis Reinking On TBI's
Travis Reinking On TBI's "10 Most Wanted" List

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list, Travis Reinking.

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City School's
City School's "Summer Food Programs"

Murfreesboro City Schools announces its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at twenty-four locations this summer. With the school year coming to an end, the MCS Nutrition Department will be kicking off the Summer Food Service Program in May.

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Tennessee's
Tennessee's "Opiod Crisis" with Motorists & More

It's pretty sobering to think that Tennessee has one of the highest rates of drug related traffic fatalities in the nation.

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Oaklands Mansion's FREE Day In May
Oaklands Mansion's FREE Day In May

It's not often tht Oaklands Mansion offers free admission, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th.Enjoy history, food trucks and vintage baseball.

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Road Warrior Ram, Helping YOU!
Road Warrior Ram, Helping YOU!

Fee, fi, fo, fum--springtime traffic is no fun. UNLESS you heed Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's areas to avoid between today through April 28th.

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Monday 7PM:  ReCycle Rutherford's Annual Meeting
Monday 7PM: ReCycle Rutherford's Annual Meeting

Will "Tiny Homes for Vets" help those living in the Heart of Tennessee? That's one of the topics at the 7:00 o'clock Monday evening RECYCLE RUTHERFORD's Annual Meeting at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street.

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1911 Society Has Huge Impact On MTSU
1911 Society Has Huge Impact On MTSU

For MTSU nontraditional student Corbitt Huseth, the scholarships and financial assistance he received thanks to MTSU donors was critical in him being able to balance family and a graduate assistantship.

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Is
Is "Political Polarization" A Big Problem?

Amid public concern about the effect of polarization on the political process, one professor is stepping forward with an explanation during a special visit to MTSU set for this coming Monday.

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National Parks Week:  April 21-29, 2018
National Parks Week: April 21-29, 2018

This is the start of National Parks Week (April 21-29), and I wanted to send you a statement from Senator Alexander, who is working to pass his legislation to help pay for the $11.6 billion park maintenance backlog.

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TN Business Barometer Hits New HIGH!
TN Business Barometer Hits New HIGH!

Tennessee business leaders' growing optimism about their own sectors pushed the Tennessee Business Barometer to a new high this month.

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Legislation Passed Showing Teachers-Students Not A Fault With TN Ready
Legislation Passed Showing Teachers-Students Not A Fault With TN Ready

The State Senate passed legislation Thursday, supported by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) to hold teachers and students harmless in the TNReady testing assessments conducted for the 2017-2018 school year.

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2018 ATHENA Award: Dr. Sherry Galloway
2018 ATHENA Award: Dr. Sherry Galloway

2018 ATHENA award goes to Dr. Sherry Galloway, and the Young Professional Leadership Award recipient is Yolanda S. Greene. The celebration was Thursday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

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ATHEENA Scholarships
ATHEENA Scholarships

Two scholarships were awarded at the 2018 ATHENA Award Ceremony on Thursday evening at the Embassy Suites. The organization grants a non-traditional scholarship to a Rutherford County woman who is pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree later in life.

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One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim
One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim

"One out of 10 children is a child sexual abuse victim," Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer said. "This means that everywhere you see children in our community - in schools, day cares, Sunday school classes, sports teams, cheerleading squads, choirs, bands - there are children who need our help."

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CHILD ABUSE--Impressionable Young Minds!
CHILD ABUSE--Impressionable Young Minds!

The public is encouraged to see a video about the impact of child abuse on impressionable young minds. It will be shown at 6:30 this Thusday night at MTSU's Ned McWherter Learning Resource Center.

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Sometimes We Just Need Something Positive!
Sometimes We Just Need Something Positive!

When Paul Rocco's shepherd mix Butch wandered away Sunday, he was worried about his beloved pet.

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Gas UP A Nickle In Murfreesboro
Gas UP A Nickle In Murfreesboro

Pump prices will get more expensive this week, due to rising geopolitical tensions in the middle east. Here in the 'Boro, discounters started the week a nickle higher with some offering regular petro at $2.48 per gallon.

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St. Thomas Health Reports
St. Thomas Health Reports "Allergies Impact Mood"

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are one of the country's most common diseases and more Americans than ever before are suffering from allergies.

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Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments
Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments

When firefighters arrived at the Ashwood Cove Apartment complex at 1606 North Tennessee Boulevard heavy smoke and flames were coming out of the roofline.

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A giant sale in the back of a tractor trailer truck
A giant sale in the back of a tractor trailer truck

It is something that most grocery stores don't do... Well, no stores do it.

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Area
Area "Wage & Benefits Study"

MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center has released a comprehensive study of wage and benefits study of Midstate manufacturers to help economic development officials attract and keep good-paying jobs in the region.

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Center for the Arts Bash--HUGE Success!
Center for the Arts Bash--HUGE Success!

The Center for the Arts held its major fundraiser of the year Saturday night, and Executive Director Patience Long said, "It was a huge success"!

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7AM Saturday Blaze Destroys La Lavergne Home
7AM Saturday Blaze Destroys La Lavergne Home

A home on Laurel Ledge Drive in La Vergne was totally destroyed by fire Saturday morning.

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MTSU Female Forum Before CMA in Las Vegas
MTSU Female Forum Before CMA in Las Vegas

MTSU Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel joined her two fellow co-founders on Saturday night in Las Vegas before the CMA Awards to discuss obstacles faced by women in country music. This trio created an educational forum that was called Change the Conversation.

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JUDICIAL CENTER Open House 4PM April 25th!
JUDICIAL CENTER Open House 4PM April 25th!

The Rutherford County Judicial Center at 116 West Lytle Street at Maple will have a community open house with ribbon cutting at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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MTSU's 13th Annual Holocaust and Genocide Conference
MTSU's 13th Annual Holocaust and Genocide Conference

The 13th biennial MTSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference is an effort to document these atrocities and share knowledge about them. The 2018 event is slated for April 19-21 in the James Union Building.

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MTSU Students look at Academy of Country Music Awards
MTSU Students look at Academy of Country Music Awards

A select group of Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will get a behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's activities with the Academy of Country Music Awards, thanks to the support of American Addiction Centers (AAC).

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Dr. Jim and Sydney Boerner host
Dr. Jim and Sydney Boerner host "Red, White & Bayou"

Tickets are now available for United Way's signature fundraising event, Red, White and Bayou on Friday, May 11, 2018 are now available at United Way.

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US Senator Alexander on Friday's Missile Strikes
US Senator Alexander on Friday's Missile Strikes

Tennessee's two United States Senators share their thoughts on Friday night's U.S. missile strike against Syria.

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Elishia Gifford promoted at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Elishia Gifford promoted at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital promotes Elishia Gifford, RN, BSN, to Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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"Stricter Gun Laws" in TN UP 58%

Support for stricter laws on gun sales has jumped to 58 percent among Tennessee registered voters, according to an MTSU Poll taken during the same week as the "March for Our Lives" demonstrations in Washington D.C. and around the country.

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Share Your Sunshine, Volunteer at Special Olympics!
Share Your Sunshine, Volunteer at Special Olympics!

The local Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be at MTSU's Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium this Friday morning, and they desperately need for volunteers. Will you help? Phone (615) 542-1230.

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UPDATE on Wednesday's fatal motorcycle crash
UPDATE on Wednesday's fatal motorcycle crash

Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.

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Statuate of Limitations could be abolished for those who sexually abuse children in TN
Statuate of Limitations could be abolished for those who sexually abuse children in TN

A bill moved forward by State Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Bill Ketron could eventually abolish the statute of limitations in Tennessee against those who sexually abuse children.

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Flock Gathered For Old Fashioned Boiler-Style Revival
Flock Gathered For Old Fashioned Boiler-Style Revival

There was a spirit-filled old fashioned boiler-style revival at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning.

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Make Your Medical Decisions BEFORE Needs!
Make Your Medical Decisions BEFORE Needs!

There will be a FREE National Healthcare Decisions Day program at 10:00 o'clock this coming Monday (4/16/2018) morning at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Boulevard.

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Liquor Stores could be OPEN on Sunday by This Weekend or Next in TN
Liquor Stores could be OPEN on Sunday by This Weekend or Next in TN


Senator Bill Ketron stated that liquor stores could be open on Sundays as soon as this weekend or next...

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Stones River Greenway Growing To Barfield Park
Stones River Greenway Growing To Barfield Park

Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

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$1.3-million in Drugs Seized Locally
$1.3-million in Drugs Seized Locally

On Monday, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office along with state and federal investigators seized almost $1.3 million worth of clandestine, lab-produced illegal pills and a powder to make Xanax.

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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber Talks To Scouts
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber Talks To Scouts

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Rutherford County 2018 Good Scout Award Luncheon, held by the Trail of Tears District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America at World Outreach Church.

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Agencies
Agencies "TEAM" To Help YOU!

NewsRadio WGNS is beginning a series on how fortunate Murfreesboro residents and businesses are to be HERE! We start with what some describe as a simple medical emergency that occured Tuesday evening on Thompson Lane.

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City of Murfreesboro Honors Telecommunicators
City of Murfreesboro Honors Telecommunicators

This is telecommunicators week across the nation, and Murfreesboro is honoring those who serve as the life saving link between the public and first responders.

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It's "Telecommunicators Week": Kelly Dotson Honored

April 8-14, 2018 is TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK and Kelly Dotson with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services is the "2018 Telecommunicator of the Year".

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DRIVERS EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP
DRIVERS EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit their highest price point of 2018 on Saturday at $2.663 per gallon. Here in the 'Boro discounters raised prices 12-cents to open the week at $2.43 per gallon.

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April Is Sexual Assault Month--You Need To Know
April Is Sexual Assault Month--You Need To Know

April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH, and there are some things you need to know.

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'Boro Spring Traffic Challenges Blossom
'Boro Spring Traffic Challenges Blossom

This is the time of year that construction crews blossom with full energy, which also creates challenges for passing motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through April 14th.

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Entrepreneurship Explodes at MTSU
Entrepreneurship Explodes at MTSU

MTSU entrepreneurship majors bossed up during the 2018 Business Plan Competition's Trade Show.

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County School's Gary Clardy Retiring
County School's Gary Clardy Retiring

Rutherford County Schools Assistant Superintendent for Engineering and Construction Gary Clardy announced plans to retire July 1, 2018.

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Dickson County Father Charged With Murder
Dickson County Father Charged With Murder

Father charged with murder!

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Breez LaLonde Wins Rotary Speech Contest
Breez LaLonde Wins Rotary Speech Contest

Oakland High School eleventh grade student Breez LaLonde won the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "4 Way Test Public Speaking Contest" Saturday morning at Adams Place.

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Tour Oaklands Park on April 29th
Tour Oaklands Park on April 29th

Join Oaklands Mansion's Curator and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, for a unique tour of Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars now to spend Sunday, April 29th exploring the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park.

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APRIL 28: Autism Family Day at Patterson Park
APRIL 28: Autism Family Day at Patterson Park

Patterson Park Community Center announces their 1st Annual Autism Family Fun Festival to be held on Saturday, April 28, from noon until 4:00 that afternoon.

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BEWARE: Lawn Mowers on Rural Roads
BEWARE: Lawn Mowers on Rural Roads

Tis the season of grass and weeds--plus, with yards growing to road's edge, lawn mowers often get into the roadway. MOTORISTS beware of lawn mowers, and residents--WATCH OUT FOR VEHICLES!

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Equali-Tea 4:30PM Tuesday at MTSU
Equali-Tea 4:30PM Tuesday at MTSU

The Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold their Equali-Tea at 4:30 this coming Tuesday (4/10/2018) afternoon at MTSU's Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street.

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Rutherford County Special OP's Team Helping Search In Dickson County
Rutherford County Special OP's Team Helping Search In Dickson County

Units from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office and the Special Operations Unit from Emergency Management left Thursday afternoon to assist in the search for the missing 5-year old boy in Dickson County.

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Allergies Are ROUGH This Time of the Year!
Allergies Are ROUGH This Time of the Year!

Some say they're tired, others sneeze constantly and a few describe feeling of being in a fog.

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Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice
Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice

A civil rights activist, educator and political leader from Mississippi and a Minnesota colleague helping to ensure those activists' place in history will visit MTSU this Thursday, April 5, to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice in America.

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Housing Market Remains Positive In Tennessee
Housing Market Remains Positive In Tennessee

Tennessee's fourth quarter housing market showed continued positive trends, with home prices rising statewide even as the total number of permits dropped from the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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Beware: Ram's Spring Construction Traffic Jams
Beware: Ram's Spring Construction Traffic Jams

Spring is in the air, birds are chirping and construction crews will be running full speed. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential hot spots from now through April 7, 2018.

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16th Annual Southern Girls Rock Camp
16th Annual Southern Girls Rock Camp

The 16th annual Southern Girls Rock Camp is accepting applications for both volunteer instructors and campers to attend the July 24-28 day camp at MTSU for girls and nonconforming youth ages 10 to 17.

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Linebaugh Book Signing for 3 CMS Students
Linebaugh Book Signing for 3 CMS Students

Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting a local author book signing for three students from the Advanced Honors English Class at Central Magnet School. The event will be on Thursday, April 12, from 3:30 - 7:00PM.

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Three Dead, Head-On Crash in Milton, TN
Three Dead, Head-On Crash in Milton, TN

A two-vehicle crash took three lives on state highway 96 in Milton around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.

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Did You FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Saturday?
Did You FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Saturday?

Reports of feeling the earth shake around Saturday (3/31/2018) evening have been reported by several persons in Rutherford County.

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NSDAR Reminds: Tuesday is 100th Anniversary of
NSDAR Reminds: Tuesday is 100th Anniversary of "American Creed"

Did you realize that the 100th anniversary of The American's Creed is this coming Tuesday, April 3, 2018? A special thank you to Murfreesboro's Karen W. Hudson for making us aware of this.

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Kimberly Family Foundation helps those in need.
Kimberly Family Foundation helps those in need.

The Kimberly Family Foundation presented a check for $3,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry, which will take place at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro.

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Welcome DarKenya W. Waller, Legal Aid Ex. Director
Welcome DarKenya W. Waller, Legal Aid Ex. Director

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has named attorney DarKenya W. Waller as its new executive director.

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2.7% Unemployed In Rutherford County
2.7% Unemployed In Rutherford County

Rutherford County's unemployment for February was 2.7 per cent, which put us third in the state.

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Spring Blooms at MTSU
Spring Blooms at MTSU

The spring showcase, presented by the MTSU Alumni Association, will be held April 6-14 on and off the MTSU campus.

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UPDATED: Missing Person Located by MPD
UPDATED: Missing Person Located by MPD

An update to a missing person from Murfreesboro. Nineteen year old Chase Dean Nelson has been located by Murfreesboro Police.

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Joan Cronan Will Address Equali-Tea at MTSU
Joan Cronan Will Address Equali-Tea at MTSU

Former longtime University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Joan Cronan will share her wisdom as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Equali-Tea at MTSU's Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street. The event begins at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon on April 10, 2018.

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RHS Senior Luke Love Elected FFA State President
RHS Senior Luke Love Elected FFA State President

For the second time in history, a Riverdale High School student has been elected as the Tennessee FFA president.

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MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduced
MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduced

MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County welcomes new men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt.

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2-Year Moratorium On K-12 Assessments
2-Year Moratorium On K-12 Assessments

Legislation placing a two-year moratorium on any new statewide assessments for students in grades K-12 is headed to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature after passage in the State Senate on Monday night.

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Springs Magic Creates Challenge for Motorists
Springs Magic Creates Challenge for Motorists

Spring's magic is about to be in full bloom, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that construction projects will bring challenges to 'Boro motorists. He gives specifics on areas to avoid between now and March 31.

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524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!
524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!

The man who received extensive burns over much of his body in a house fire at 524 N. Maple Street about a week and a half ago has died at the Vanderbilt Burns Clinic in Nashville.

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Gas UP In TN, down in 'Boro!
Gas UP In TN, down in 'Boro!

Tennessee motorists will soon find some of the most expensive gas prices in five months. Here in the 'Boro, discounters dropped prices 6-cents to again give local motorists the least expensive gas in the Volunteer State. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.19 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro Unites for HOLY WEEK
Murfreesboro Unites for HOLY WEEK

This coming week is Holy Week, and again the downtown Murfreesboro churches are each having a one-hour service and lunch at noon each day.

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Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday
Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday

Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday.

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Gun Found In 8th Grader's Backpack
Gun Found In 8th Grader's Backpack

A weapon was found at Blackman Middle School on Thursday morning. The 8th grader was arrested and expelled in accordance with the Zero Tolerance policy.

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UPDATE on 2 LPD Officers Injured Arresting Suspect!
UPDATE on 2 LPD Officers Injured Arresting Suspect!

Here's an update on the two La Vergne Police officers injured this past Tuesday while arresting a suspect.

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Memory Care Unit for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients now open
Memory Care Unit for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients now open

A new Memory Care Unit officially opened this past Saturday in Murfreesboro. Hope Patterson with the Villages of Murfreesboro spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker...

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Walk April 20th To Reduce Child Sexual Abuse
Walk April 20th To Reduce Child Sexual Abuse

1 of 10 local children are sexually abused before age 18. Help end this by walking from the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza to the Child Advocacy Center at 11:45AM on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Congratulations Reeves-Sain Drugstore
Congratulations Reeves-Sain Drugstore

Reeves-Sain has earned the American Pharmacists Association 2018 Immunization Champion Award in Community Outreach. Reeves-Sain's Dr. Jason Greene will be on WGNS this coming Friday morning to tell about some medical break-throughs.

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Spring Is Here, And So Are The Eggs!
Spring Is Here, And So Are The Eggs!

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is ramping up for Spring with several varieties of Easter egg hunts. This includes the more "out of the box" underwater hunt as well as the "more traditional" hidden in grassy field approach.

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Women's History Month: Safety Forum Thursday
Women's History Month: Safety Forum Thursday

Experts will come together at MTSU from 11:00 this coming Thursday morning until 3:00 that afternoon for a Campus Safety Summit.

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Chocolate Hike At Barield Park This Saturday
Chocolate Hike At Barield Park This Saturday

Children ages 8 and older have an opportunity to take a chocolate hike that starts at 2:30 this coming Saturday afternoon at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Park.

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Safety Seat Check Wednesday
Safety Seat Check Wednesday

The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department is offering a free child safety seat installation check on Wednesday. It will be from 11:00 o'clock that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon at Murfreesboro Fire Station #9 at 802 Cason Lane.

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Pay Book Fines, Feed Hungry--April 8-11, 2018
Pay Book Fines, Feed Hungry--April 8-11, 2018

Are overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry!

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Gas Prices Up 13-Cents In 'Boro
Gas Prices Up 13-Cents In 'Boro

Gas prices are on the rise once again, after declining for nearly two weeks. Tennessee gas prices declined early last week, then rose a total of 4 cents statewide and up 13-cents locally.

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ARREST Made in N. Maple St. Fire in Murfreesboro
ARREST Made in N. Maple St. Fire in Murfreesboro

On Monday, the fire department told WGNS, the Murfreesboro Police Department has charged 51 year old John Daniel Carothers (2/10/1966) with attempted first degree murder...

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WEATHER BULLETIN: Schools Closing AND MORE
WEATHER BULLETIN: Schools Closing AND MORE

Check the latest closings, cancellations and early dismissals due to the threat of severe weather.

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Woodbury to soon see an Adult Psychiatric Unit
Woodbury to soon see an Adult Psychiatric Unit

Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in neighboring Woodbury announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.

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Wednesday Is  Small Business Development Center Day
Wednesday Is Small Business Development Center Day

This coming Wednesday MTSU is joining Governor Bill Haslam in recognizing Small Business Development Centers around the country for their impact on the lifeblood of the economy.

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Missing OHS 17-Year Old Home and Safe
Missing OHS 17-Year Old Home and Safe

Molly Spies walked into the Murfreesboro Police Department early Saturday morning. She had been missing for 10-days.

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Perfect Day: 7th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE
Perfect Day: 7th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE

Re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield placed a cannon in the middle of Garrison Drive and fired it to start each of Saturday morning's three Special Kids Races. There was the 15K race, 5K, and 1-mile fun run and walk.

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Ram's
Ram's "Springtime for Murfreesboro Motorists"

Spring officially arrives this coming Tuesday, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports some earlier projects are being completed, while crews prepare for new construction. Here are Ram's traffic challenges for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 24th

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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

MTSU theater, music, dance and multimedia students are stitching their many talents into a multimedia "coat of many colors" production at MTSU's Tucker Theatre running April 5-8, 2018.

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Missing Woman Found Deceased Early March
Missing Woman Found Deceased Early March

Here's an update on a person who was reported missing, and sadly her remains were found a week later. Sheriff's detectives are actively investigating the death of a Rutherford County woman whose family reported her missing February 27th.

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Thanks MMC--Another Successful Bald In The Boro
Thanks MMC--Another Successful Bald In The Boro

On Friday evening Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's Bald In The Boro had another successful campaign at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot on Butler Drive.

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State Senator Shane Reeves Sworn Into Office
State Senator Shane Reeves Sworn Into Office

Joined by his family, State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) took the oath of office at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning, beginning his tenure representing Tennessee's 14th Senatorial District.

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Stewarts Creek High Student: RUNAWAY
Stewarts Creek High Student: RUNAWAY

A Murfreesboro teen is missing and police are asking for your help. Aubreyana Crawford has been reported as a runaway.

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April 1st Brings Day of Fame for
April 1st Brings Day of Fame for "Bridgey McBridgeface"

The Murfreesboro City Council is taking public support for the humorous naming of the 'Bridge over Broad' in 'Tongue n' cheek' stride. An official proclamation issued by the City Council has endorsed the name 'Bridgey McBridgeface,' if only for a day on April 1, April Fools' Day.

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New Memory Care Unit to open Saturday (3/17/18) in Murfreesboro
New Memory Care Unit to open Saturday (3/17/18) in Murfreesboro

A new Memory Care Unit will officially open on Saturday in Murfreesboro. Hope Patterson with the Villages of Murfreesboro spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about it...

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"Let's Win It For The Coach"...5:30PM Sunday in Louisville

While Blue Raider Coach Kermit Davis is being a Southern gentleman and not saying a word about future plans, the men on the squad have burst forth with exploding energy. Could they be feeling "Let's do it for our coach". They take on Louisville at 5:30 (Central Time) Sunday night in KFC's Yum Center.