Tuesday is election day and if early voting is any indication, turnout is expected to be very heavy.
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.
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.
There were several contested races for Rutherford County Commission seats.
There were several seats on both the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School Boards up for grabs in Thursday's general election.
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.
Incumbents Madelyn Scales Harris and Rick LaLance were returned by Murfreesboro voters to the city council while newcomer Ronnie Martin took the third seat.
State Senator Bill Ketron is County Mayor-Elect after receiving 62-percent of the vote.
Appointed in January 2017, Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh won election to office.
State Representative Dawn White defeated County Mayor Ernest Burgess for the State Senate, District 13 Republican nomination.
City Cafe patrons weigh in on the upcoming election, showing some races will be very close if their straw poll ballots are any indication.
Early voting is over and the push to Thursday is on. Alan Farley predicts "record vote", and huge savings in cost of election!.
Ernest Burgess, current Rutherford County Mayor and Republican candidate in the 13th senatorial district, announced today his "Rutherford First Pledge" for District 13.
Nearly 10-thousand Rutherford Countians have voted early for the August 2nd county general and state primary elections.
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.
Early voting continues to be strong in Rutherford County. Through Wednesday, there were over 68-hundred early votes cast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Election Day for the primaries is March 1, 2016. MTSU Professor of Journalisim Larry Burris weighs in on the political hotbed of the South.
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.
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.
Rutherford County voted with the state's majority in approving the four state Constitutional amendments on the ballot.
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).
Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais has held on to his U.S. House seat.
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.
Longtime La Vergne Alderman Dennis Waldron is the new mayor of La Vergne. He defeated incumbent Mayor Senna Mosley by 133 votes.
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.
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.
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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