Articles related to life


Rutherford County Court Held in a Murfreesboro Homeless Camp on Friday (05/03/2019)
Rutherford County Court Held in a Murfreesboro Homeless Camp on Friday (05/03/2019)

A Rutherford County Judge did something a little different on Friday afternoon...

READ MORE »
The white of the water stirs and swarms as those kayaking power the rapids
The white of the water stirs and swarms as those kayaking power the rapids

There was lots of action on the Ocoee River this weekend. The river flows through the Southern Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States. Whitewater competitions got underway this past Friday.

READ MORE »
Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story
Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story

Travis Ghee, who lives in Rutherford County, was only 36 years old when he had to have a heart transplant...

READ MORE »
President Trump's second Supreme Court justice nomination
President Trump's second Supreme Court justice nomination

"Americans United for Life congratulates Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Based on his strong, twelve-year record on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, we believe that Judge Kavanaugh..."

READ MORE »
Photography of Jerusalem by Scott Walker
Photography of Jerusalem by Scott Walker

I captured these photos directly next to a historic site that is visited by millions of people from all over the world. Local residents and tourist alike find the clutter distracting and the trash undermining of the finely kept museum pieces next door.

READ MORE »
INSPIRE: Murfreesboro man diagnosed at 32 with Parkinson's Disease
INSPIRE: Murfreesboro man diagnosed at 32 with Parkinson's Disease

Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.

READ MORE »
Helping Kimberly
Helping Kimberly

In September of 2017 she learned that she has cervical cancer. Doctors told her that she needed to be on medication and have surgery. To date, neither of the two have occurred. Kimberly explained, "It's so expensive to get help, so I'm not dealing with it."

READ MORE »
A pre-arranged marriage and the life that could have been... Interview with JoAnne Skidmore
A pre-arranged marriage and the life that could have been... Interview with JoAnne Skidmore

JoAnne Skidmore lives in Murfreesboro, but that could have changed when she was only 9 years old.

READ MORE »
Born blind in one eye / Addicted to cocaine and more - Now clean and determined
Born blind in one eye / Addicted to cocaine and more - Now clean and determined

He was born blind in his left eye, he suffered a major car wreck while a teenager, his mother and father left him when he was a kid and he was addicted to cocaine... but is now clean and working to change the course of his life.

READ MORE »
Fathers, they are important even if your life is lived deep in the woods of Tennessee
Fathers, they are important even if your life is lived deep in the woods of Tennessee

Not everyone lives to the beat of the same drum. Of course, that is what makes life interesting for me to sometimes view from the outside looking in.

READ MORE »
Pancreatitis, heart attack and coma = New outlook on life
Pancreatitis, heart attack and coma = New outlook on life

After being rushed to the hospital he had a heart attack. A coma followed the next 28 days and some family members thought that he wouldn't survive.

READ MORE »
The past is now in the past
The past is now in the past

Lee, who is homeless, once had a large tattoo on his forearm that read, "Member - KKK." However, that is now covered by a cross...

READ MORE »
Tennessee Right to Life Commends Governor Haslam for Support and Signing of Post-Viability Abortion Ban
Tennessee Right to Life Commends Governor Haslam for Support and Signing of Post-Viability Abortion Ban

The state's leading pro-life organization celebrated passage of its priority legislation during a ceremonial bill signing by Governor Bill Haslam today at Legislative Plaza.

READ MORE »
A look at Small Town Big World - Street Photography
A look at Small Town Big World - Street Photography

Scott Walker with WGNS hits the streets on a weekly basis to photography life. His Street Photography began when he was in the US Navy in the mid 90's...

READ MORE »
The man you don't really know...
The man you don't really know...

A number of years ago, a security guard working at a property in Middle Tennessee, killed another man. We promised the former security guard that we would not release his name, only this audio segment and a picture of him today, years after that life altering incident. WGNS is passing along this story to you, because it serves as a reminder that we never truly know what someone is going through, nor where they have been.

READ MORE »
Governor Haslam signs informed consent bill in regards to abortion
Governor Haslam signs informed consent bill in regards to abortion

Responding to Monday's signing by Governor Bill Haslam of legislation requiring informed consent and waiting period provisions, the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization expressed appreciation to the state's voters and elected officials.

READ MORE »
Tennessee Right to Life Applauds Passage of Abortion Limits
Tennessee Right to Life Applauds Passage of Abortion Limits

"Tennessee Right to Life thanks the people of Tennessee who supported Amendment 1 and the many legislative sponsors and supporters of these bills to protect the health and safety of women and girls," said Brian Harris, the organization's president. "

READ MORE »
I will never use the word prostitute again... by Scott Walker
I will never use the word prostitute again... by Scott Walker

In between cups of coffee being poured and new customers walking into the restaurant, Jennifer gave us insight into her forbidden past...

READ MORE »
VA Hospital worker in Murfreesboro claims the VA ruined his life!
VA Hospital worker in Murfreesboro claims the VA ruined his life!

The victim, who is Jewish, was wearing a Yarmulke on his head at the time of the attack and that may have set off the attacker... The victim is calling this a HATE CRIME.

READ MORE »
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

READ MORE »
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

READ MORE »
A visit to a homeless campsite higher than most...
A visit to a homeless campsite higher than most...

I hesitated on actually putting this story online… but, with the consent of this gentleman, I decided to go ahead and post it, even though it is in Nashville. He wanted his story to be heard to hopefully help someone else. If someone can see his struggles, if someone can see what he is a slave to, then possibly… one person will quit drinking. - Scott Walker (WGNS)

READ MORE »
MTCS to Host Holocaust Survivor Albert Garih - Hear our past interview with Holocaust Survivor Agi Geva

Middle Tennessee Christian School has scheduled its 8th annual Living Legacy Day for March 27, 2014 to be held in the MTCS Varsity Gymnasium.  The event was established to honor the men and women who serve in the armed forces. You can HEAR last year's interview with Holocaust Survivor Agi Geva here...

READ MORE »
WGNS visited the poorest county in the United States, this is what we learned
WGNS visited the poorest county in the United States, this is what we learned

She once used the backpacks supplied by the children, but had to stop when she got sick from meth contamination. She said that some students live in homes where meth is produced. She now sends food home in plastic bags.

READ MORE »
At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or
At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or "Colored Only" restrooms?

You will love this story and the soundbytes that go with it. The woman in these clips is so full of life, despite her age. Imagine all that you would see in 90-years. Imagine the stories you would have to tell.

READ MORE »
Special Conference will Give You the Tools to HELP

A “Faith and Finance” Conference will take place in Murfreesboro on March 6th at the Lane Agri Park on John R. Rice Blvd. 

READ MORE »
Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina
Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina

Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...

READ MORE »
A Short Documentary on Two Local Photographers (Video, 7-Min.)
A Short Documentary on Two Local Photographers (Video, 7-Min.)

WGNS’ Scott Walker and Bob Parks Real Estate Agent Justin Holder are avid photographers who have taken on new photographic projects outside of their daily career.

READ MORE »
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU

POLICE: “The above listed subject was developed as a suspect in a recent series of armed and strong armed robberies in and around MTSU Campus. Washington was found with stolen property connected to one of the robberies.”

READ MORE »
Behind the Motel Door - An Inside Look at the Life of Those Who Live in Local Motels
Behind the Motel Door - An Inside Look at the Life of Those Who Live in Local Motels

How many times have you driven past a motel and asked the question, “I wonder what goes on in there day to day?” In this story you will hear what the residents who live in some of the dirtiest motels have to say. You will also see the pictures that depicts their day to day life "inside the room." 

READ MORE »
Rental Resident says He is Being Taken Advantage of With His Leaking Trailer (audio and photos)
Rental Resident says He is Being Taken Advantage of With His Leaking Trailer (audio and photos)
The tarp covers the area of the trailer that houses the two bedrooms and bathroom. We observed that water was leaking in through not only the ceiling, but also through the light fixtures. 
READ MORE »
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: