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Tuesday is Election Day
Tuesday is Election Day

Tuesday is election day and if early voting is any indication, turnout is expected to be very heavy.

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AUGUST 2ND ELECTION RESULTS
AUGUST 2ND ELECTION RESULTS

As the election results come in, WGNS will have "LIVE" coverage on-air (FM 101.9, FM 100.5, AM 1450) and streaming here at WGNSRadio.com. Plus, you can check out the results here and keep up with Rutherford County and statewide results you want to know.

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Sparks Holds Off Morrell State House GOP Bid
Sparks Holds Off Morrell State House GOP Bid

Incumbent State Representative Mike Sparks held off a challenge from Smyrna Town Councilman Tim Morrell in the Republican primary in State House District 49, winning by just 95 votes.

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County Commission Races
County Commission Races

There were several contested races for Rutherford County Commission seats.

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City and County School Board Races
City and County School Board Races

There were several seats on both the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School Boards up for grabs in Thursday's general election.

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Kent Syler Comments on Election News
Kent Syler Comments on Election News

Kent Syler, Political Science Professor at MTSU, talks local, state and national politics with NewsRadio WGNS. He discusses many issues that will face voters not only today (Thursday 8-2-18) in the county general and state primary, but in the state and federal general election in November.

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M'boro City Council: Scales-Harris, LaLance & Martin Win
M'boro City Council: Scales-Harris, LaLance & Martin Win

Incumbents Madelyn Scales Harris and Rick LaLance were returned by Murfreesboro voters to the city council while newcomer Ronnie Martin took the third seat.

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Bill Ketron is County Mayor
Bill Ketron is County Mayor

State Senator Bill Ketron is County Mayor-Elect after receiving 62-percent of the vote.

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Fitzhugh Elected Sheriff
Fitzhugh Elected Sheriff

Appointed in January 2017, Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh won election to office.

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White Defeats Burgess for State Senate's GOP Nomination
White Defeats Burgess for State Senate's GOP Nomination

State Representative Dawn White defeated County Mayor Ernest Burgess for the State Senate, District 13 Republican nomination.

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City Cafe Straw Poll Shows Tight Races
City Cafe Straw Poll Shows Tight Races

City Cafe patrons weigh in on the upcoming election, showing some races will be very close if their straw poll ballots are any indication.

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Early Voting Over, Push to Thursday for Candidates
Early Voting Over, Push to Thursday for Candidates

Early voting is over and the push to Thursday is on. Alan Farley predicts "record vote", and huge savings in cost of election!.

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Burgess to serve one term, donate salary & forgo per diem
Burgess to serve one term, donate salary & forgo per diem

Ernest Burgess, current Rutherford County Mayor and Republican candidate in the 13th senatorial district, announced today his "Rutherford First Pledge" for District 13.

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Last Week of Early Voting in Rutherford County
Last Week of Early Voting in Rutherford County

Nearly 10-thousand Rutherford Countians have voted early for the August 2nd county general and state primary elections.

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Nunnally Announces Candidacy for RuCo Commission
Nunnally Announces Candidacy for RuCo Commission

Stacy Nunnally wants to bring a new energy and fresh perspective to the County Commission. She is running for County Commissioner in District 19 in the August 2 county and local general election.

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Early Voting Strong in Rutherford County
Early Voting Strong in Rutherford County

Early voting continues to be strong in Rutherford County. Through Wednesday, there were over 68-hundred early votes cast.

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Phillips Outraises DesJarlais For The Second Consecutive Quarter
Phillips Outraises DesJarlais For The Second Consecutive Quarter

According to her campaign, Mariah Phillips, a public school teacher and candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 4th District, raised over $76,000 in Q2, bringing her total fundraising to nearly $300,000.

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Morrell Announces Re-election Bid for Smyrna Town Council
Morrell Announces Re-election Bid for Smyrna Town Council

Announcing his bid for a third term today, Smyrna Town Council Member Tim Morrell said he wants to continue his work toward improving the quality of life for his fellow residents.

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Former Judge Enters Crowded Race for New Judge Seat
Former Judge Enters Crowded Race for New Judge Seat

A former judge is among the many who've qualified to run for a new General Sessions Judge position recently created. Former General Sessions Judge Larry Brandon is among the nine candidates seeking the new position.

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Lisa Eisheid To Announce Candidacy for New Judge Position
Lisa Eisheid To Announce Candidacy for New Judge Position

Local attorney Lisa Eischeid will announce this week that she will be running in the upcoming August 4th election for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge, Part 4.

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Rutherford County and the South is a Political Hotbed
Rutherford County and the South is a Political Hotbed

Election Day for the primaries is March 1, 2016. MTSU Professor of Journalisim Larry Burris weighs in on the political hotbed of the South.

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State House: Terry Elected to 48th District, Sparks Re-Elected to 49th District
State House: Terry Elected to 48th District, Sparks Re-Elected to 49th District

Dr. Bryan Terry will be the new State Representative in District 48, succeeding Joe Carr who ran for U.S. Senate. 49th District State Represenative Mike Sparks will remain in office, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Williams by 3,247 votes.

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Nearly 28% Voter Turnout in RuCo
Nearly 28% Voter Turnout in RuCo

It was a busy first election for newly appointed Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley. The county saw 57,609 people cast ballots, which is nearly 28-percent voter turnout.

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Voters Approve All 4 Constitutional Amendments
Voters Approve All 4 Constitutional Amendments

Rutherford County voted with the state's majority in approving the four state Constitutional amendments on the ballot.

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Smyrna Voters Keep Reed as Mayor
Smyrna Voters Keep Reed as Mayor

Voters in Smyrna kept Mary Esther Reed as mayor, defeating challenger Jeff Hollingshead by 648 votes. Reed received nearly 54-percent of the vote (4,505) to Hollingshead's 46-percent (3,857).

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Incumbents Win Congressional, Senate & Gubernatorial Races
Incumbents Win Congressional, Senate & Gubernatorial Races

Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais has held on to his U.S. House seat.

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Bill Shacklett Elected to M'boro City Council
Bill Shacklett Elected to M'boro City Council

Bill Shacklett returns to the Murfreesboro City Council. He defeated two challengers for the vacant seat of former Councilman Toby Gilley, who gave up his seat after winning a General Sessions judgeship.

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Waldron Unseats Mosley for La Vergne Mayor
Waldron Unseats Mosley for La Vergne Mayor

Longtime La Vergne Alderman Dennis Waldron is the new mayor of La Vergne. He defeated incumbent Mayor Senna Mosley by 133 votes.

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Eagleville Has New Mayor & Councilmembers
Eagleville Has New Mayor & Councilmembers

Eagleville Councilman Travis Brown is the new mayor. He ran unopposed for the position after longtime Mayor Sam Tune decided not to seek re-election.

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Jordan Won't Seek Another County Commission Term
Jordan Won't Seek Another County Commission Term

Rutherford County District 13 Commissioner Jeff Jordan will not seek re-election. The former WGNS sports announcer and county educator made the announcement in hopes others in his district will decide to run for the seat he's vacating.

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You Can Decide When to Vote in Future "Murfreesboro" Elections

Included on the April 15 city election ballot for Mayor, City Council and City School Board, voters will also have the opportunity to vote whether or not they would prefer future city elections be moved to coincide with county, state, and federal office elections in August.

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