As storms swept across Rutherford County on Tuesday evening, a garage was lifted in La Vergne while trees were downed in Murfreesboro's historic district and shingles flew in Walter Hill.
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
The advisory is the result of fish tissue sampling at multiple stations in the summer and fall of 2018, which indicated that in species such as smallmouth bass and largemouth bass, mercury trigger points recommended by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration are being exceeded.
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.
More burglaries in the news for Rutherford County. The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in their search for the possible suspects.
As Murfreesboro continues to look for ideas on what to do about the closing of the Walter Hill landfill... so do other nearby communities.
WALTER HILL DAM: WGNS received several phone calls asking why there was more traffic than usual at the bridge over the Walter Hill Dam on Thursday afternoon. The reason... A safety belt checkpoint.
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.
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.
UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning for an upcoming checkpoint...
Evidently, someone caused about $100,000 in damages to a bridge that was recently built as part of the community Greenway Trail.
The next step will be to open a new three mile Greenway in Walter Hill that follows along the river. The land is cleared and prepped for the trail now.
The Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill has completed nearly $2 million in upgrades. Officials at the site say the upgrades will likely lead to better odor control...
John Sakmar, General Manager of the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill, told WGNS that a new website was recently established to keep residents up to date on operations at the landfill.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is requiring Middle Point Landfill to obtain a permit dealing with water pollution to continue blasting at the site.
State Representative Bryan Terry of Murfreesboro told WGNS that the smells in Walter Hill that come from the Middle Point Landfill should be easing...
"The voice of the people in and around the Liberty Valley subdivision was loud and clear," said Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley. "Regardless of whether a firing range were located on the property, neighborhood residents do not want a police and fire training center nearby."
UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on Rocky Hill Road that reportedly began as a physical assault, Sheriff Robert F. Arnold says.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office took out a petition Wednesday morning charging a juvenile with setting fire to personal property or land in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s hay bale fires on a farm near the VA golf course.
Local artist Steve Matthews is being featured now through March 14th in the Rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall.
A change in the way of thinking in how we dispose of household waste will have to be conquered, according to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess...
A sometimes controversial seminar on how we were created, or for some - how we simply came to be, will be next weekend.
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