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Thursday AM Blaze Damages Rucker Rd. Home
Thursday AM Blaze Damages Rucker Rd. Home

At 9:18AM Thursday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of Rucker Road.

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Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists
Debris Killing Grass and Safety Issue for Motorists

Tree limbs, brush and hedge trimming is not only creating bad "visible first impression" for visitors to Murfreesboro, it's also killing grass and becoming an obstacle to motorists driving city streets--especially at night.

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Busy Week Ahead For Murfreesboro City Schools
Busy Week Ahead For Murfreesboro City Schools

It's a busy week ahead for Murfreesboro City Schools. That includes a camp for pre-kindergarten students, a special celebration where new teachers sign their contracts with the system, and around the corner is the opening of the new Salem Elementary School.

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Ram's "Crazy Days" Traffic Challenges

They're not called crazy days of summer for nothing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer twice and forewarns of potential road challenges for today through July 20, 2019 here in Murfreesboro.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Is Underway!
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Is Underway!

Murfreesboro's Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village at 402 S. Front Street is alive with the 42nd annual UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS is underway and drawing larger crowds. The event continues through Saturday night.

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2019 TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees
2019 TN Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

The 7th Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on Tuesday afternoon during the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual aonference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of its co-founder Dan Whittle.

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Murder Convict Asks Judge Bragg for a New Trial
Murder Convict Asks Judge Bragg for a New Trial

Murfreesboro Murder Convict recently appeared before Judge David Bragg asking for a new trial with the hopes of getting out of prison early.

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MUSIC: Uncle Dave Macon Days THIS WEEKEND in Murfreesboro
MUSIC: Uncle Dave Macon Days THIS WEEKEND in Murfreesboro

The lively festival competitions and the National Championships in music and dance that have made Uncle Dave Macon Days a success for the past 41 years is BACK this WEEKEND!

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Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.
Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.

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Fire Chiefs from Southeast US and TN Coming!
Fire Chiefs from Southeast US and TN Coming!

Fire chiefs from across the southeast will be in Murfreesboro this weekend and next week. Pre-conference classes will be held at the Embassy Suites this weekend, along with conference sessions starting Tuesday.

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Rutherford County Historical Society Meets Monday
Rutherford County Historical Society Meets Monday

If you love local history, the Rutherford County Historical Society meets at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday night in the Rutherford County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street. Tim James will tell the unique story of his father, Edsel Ford James, who started the Three-Ten Pipe and Tobacco Shop on East Main Street.

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UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets
UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets

The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.

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More on a Property Tax Increase for Murfreesboro
More on a Property Tax Increase for Murfreesboro

New property taxes for the growing City of Murfreesboro equal more money to operate the police, parks, codes departments and more. Councilman Ronnie Martin...

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City Council Approves Solid Waste Collection Guidelines
City Council Approves Solid Waste Collection Guidelines

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.

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US Youth Soccer Is In Murfreesboro Today - Sunday
US Youth Soccer Is In Murfreesboro Today - Sunday

US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Schedule Announced
2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Schedule Announced

US Youth Soccer has announced the participants and schedule for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, taking place July 10-14 at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Exchange Club of Murfreesboro makes donation to  The Family Center Tennessee
Exchange Club of Murfreesboro makes donation to The Family Center Tennessee

The donation of $25,000.00 was the total amount the Club has presented to Susan Galeas, Executive Director, The Family Center for 2018-2019.

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UPDATE: Murder of 18 year old woman - Case Headed to Court in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Murder of 18 year old woman - Case Headed to Court in Murfreesboro

A reckless homicide case that was investigated in Murfreesboro on March 13, 2019 will soon see the courtroom on June 21, 2019. Nathaniel Sherman, an intern at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office told WGNS...

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Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier
Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier

This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.

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Ram's Traffic Trouble Spots Through July 13
Ram's Traffic Trouble Spots Through July 13

Summertime traffic woes around construction sites are heating up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots today through July 13, 2019.

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"Declaration of Indepence" Read At Courthouse

At 9:00 o'clock on the 4th of July morning the Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) started a new tradition. The public gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse and listened to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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Murfreesboro Firework Regulations and More
Murfreesboro Firework Regulations and More

In the city limits of Murfreesboro, it is only permissible to use fireworks on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:00 pm. Seasonal sales of fireworks are only...

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Middle Point Landfill Names New General Manager
Middle Point Landfill Names New General Manager

Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.

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Youth Soccer Presidents Cup July 10-14 In 'Boro
Youth Soccer Presidents Cup July 10-14 In 'Boro

US Youth Soccer is proud to announce Murfreesboro, Tenn., and the Tennessee State Soccer Association will host the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14, at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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Local Fire Departments Battle 10-15 Acre Wheat Field Fire
Local Fire Departments Battle 10-15 Acre Wheat Field Fire

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) crews were dispatched to a brush fire located in a field at Kingdom Drive and Veterans Parkway around 2:50 Tuesday afternoon.

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Toot's WEST
Toot's WEST "Theme Restaurant" Opens This Friday

An exciting new chapter in Toot's Good Food and Fun restaurants opens this coming Friday with the firm's first "theme facility". Toot's WEST on the corner of Franklin Road (highway 96) and Rucker Lane welcomes the public on the day after Independence Day.

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Ram's Construction Areas To Avoid
Ram's Construction Areas To Avoid

Summer in the city, and construction crews are running full tilt. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists which grid-lock hot spots to avoid today through July 6, 2019.

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Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws
Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws

The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching, and Murfreesboro's Fire Rescue and Police departments are coordinating safety measures for those in the community who will be celebrating.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 12-13, 2019
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 12-13, 2019

Uncle Dave Macon Days will be at Cannonsburgh Village on July 12-13, 2019, and Influenced by the 2019 Heritage Award Winner is Balsam Range.

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Local Teacher Is Miss Tennessee
Local Teacher Is Miss Tennessee

On Saturday night, Murfreesboro City Schools' Brianna Mason was named the 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship competition in Knoxville. She is a first-grade teacher at Hobgood Elementary School.

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Friday Had Another Successful BLACKMAN BARBECUE!
Friday Had Another Successful BLACKMAN BARBECUE!

More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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Was There A STARSHIP Chase Over The 'Boro Friday?
Was There A STARSHIP Chase Over The 'Boro Friday?

What was happening in the clouds over Murfreesboro Friday afternoon? Possibly a slow-motion galactic battle as two airships floated over the Heart of Tennessee.

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MINDFUL CARE Seeks New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home
MINDFUL CARE Seeks New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home

Mindful Care Adult Day Services is looking for a new home. The 12-year-old non-profit association has operated in donated space at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs FOOD!
Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs FOOD!

As the local population explodes, so does the need for non-perishable food to be distributed to needy individuals through the Salvation Army's Food Pantry.

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Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown
Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

The City of Murfreesboro finalized plans to sell city-owned land and develop an uptown hotel, condos and retail-office space. The old First Methodist bell tower and sanctuary will be preserved in the $1.8-million project.

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$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center
$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center

More than $150,000 was raised Thursday night for the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. A performance by Charlie Daniels was the main attraction for The Grove at Williamson Place, across from The Avenue.

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Coffee Shop's Everywhere--Reports Show It's Healthy!
Coffee Shop's Everywhere--Reports Show It's Healthy!

Everywhere you go in Murfreesboro, there seems to be a new coffee shop being built or it just opened. Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which has a coffee shop there as well, has a possible reason for this dramatic expansion.

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Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored
Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community.

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"The Wiz" Opens July 5th at Center for the Arts

The Wiz, a soul-filled version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a joyous retelling of Frank Baum's classic children's story grounded in contemporary African-American culture.It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM along with matinees at 2:00PM Sundays from July 5-21, 2019.

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BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!
BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!

A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.

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Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom
Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.

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CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU
CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU

Brothers Michael and Aden Luchtefeld didn't have to fly in for the Civil Air Patrol national E-Tech Engineering Technologies Academy like many of their fellow cadets had to do this week at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Murfreesboro Fire Asst. Chief Allen Swader Retires
Murfreesboro Fire Asst. Chief Allen Swader Retires

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.

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DAR Reads Declaration of Independence 7/4 On Square
DAR Reads Declaration of Independence 7/4 On Square

The Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:00 o'clock this coming Independance Day morning in front of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls
POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls

The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.

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 Debunking Myths about Sun Exposure
Debunking Myths about Sun Exposure

Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.

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MPD Officers Get Advanced Training
MPD Officers Get Advanced Training

Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen continues to encourage his staff to expand their education on a regular basis. Several local officers attended FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Associaton (LEEDA) classes in Humble, Texas and Springfield, Missouri.

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MED Offers Free Tree Pruning Near Power Lines
MED Offers Free Tree Pruning Near Power Lines

Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.

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Tuesday Morning Home Fire On Carrington Place
Tuesday Morning Home Fire On Carrington Place

Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.

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Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries
Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries

Phone tips to CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. NO ONE, not even the police, will know your identity.

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Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser
Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place

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New Electronic Fare System On All Rover Buses!
New Electronic Fare System On All Rover Buses!

Rover, the City's public transportation service, is implementing a new electronic fare system to improve customer service payment options. The new system began is now operating on all Rover routes

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Early Monday Morning Car Fire At University Commons
Early Monday Morning Car Fire At University Commons

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal is asking for the public's assistance with an early Monday (6/24/2019), morning vehicle fire at University Commons located at 1245 Old Lascassas Road.

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July 13 Will Be A Historical Day In Murfreesboro
July 13 Will Be A Historical Day In Murfreesboro

Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

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Will A Kenyan School Go
Will A Kenyan School Go "Big Blue"?

Middle Tennessee State University is exploring ways to add a Kenyan institution to its roster of international partners for academic collaboration and as a source for new international students.

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Ram' Predictions:
Ram' Predictions: "Wet & Wild"!

Summer is officially here, but June is wrapping-up "wet". Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran predicts where motorists challenges will occur today through June 29, 2019.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Contact MPD.
Do You Recognize This Man? Contact MPD.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect at Carriage Park Townehouses on E. Northfield Boulevard.

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Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro
Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro

Lulu Roman, star of the iconic TV series, "Hee Haw", is the Celebrity Chef for Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro event slated for 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, September 12, 2019 at Hop Springs.

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Greenway Trail Extension in Murfreesboro Equals Almost 5 Extra Miles
Greenway Trail Extension in Murfreesboro Equals Almost 5 Extra Miles

Once complete, the extension adds almost five miles to the concrete walkway between the Cason Lane trail head and Barfield Park.

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Citizens Police Academy Selling 9/11 Memorial Bricks
Citizens Police Academy Selling 9/11 Memorial Bricks

Personalized bricks are being sold to pay for updates to the 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on 940 New Salem Highway.

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Sarah Callender Named Main Street's New Executve Director
Sarah Callender Named Main Street's New Executve Director

Sarah Callender has been hired by the Main Street Board of Directors as the organization's new executive director. She takes on her new role in a week, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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NARCAN in Murfreesboro helping to Reverse Opioid Overdoses
NARCAN in Murfreesboro helping to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

The fight on opioid abuse continues and that fight has led the Murfreesboro Police Department to take a more extensive approach in fighting overdoses with a drug called NARCAN. MPD Police Chief Michael Bowen stated...

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Are You Concerned With Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Are You Concerned With Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease strike fear in families, and that is why Greenhouse Ministries encourages everyone to attend two free workshops that are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings, June 27 and July 11, 2019 at their 309 S. Spring Street location.

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Hot time, summer in the city brings challenges for motorists. Since summer officially arrives this week, here are Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's suggested areas of concern for today through June 22, 2019.

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Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!
Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!

Dads deserve more than a pair of dress socks this Father's Day. And while they might be perfectly satisfied with breakfast tacos in bed, Murfreesboro's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital notes that the men in your life would benefit longer-term from a frank conversation about health.

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Central Magnet Again In THE GREAT RACE
Central Magnet Again In THE GREAT RACE

MTSU junior Jacob Hendrixson wanted to be around cars and work on cars when he started Central Magnet School's Car Club four years ago. Now he wants to race them.

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WOMAN'S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!
WOMAN'S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!

The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve their historic house is set for 5-9PM on Saturday evening, July 20, 2019 at the Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St.

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City Council Raises Taxes...FY 2020 Approved!
City Council Raises Taxes...FY 2020 Approved!

The Murfreesboro City Council improved its first increase in over two-decades. With the new rate, an owner of a home of the average value in Rutherford County, $233,000, will pay about $16.50 more monthly effective July 1, 2019. That's roughly $0.54 cents a day.

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Possible Drug Overdose, Two Found Unconscious at Murfreesboro Gas Station
Possible Drug Overdose, Two Found Unconscious at Murfreesboro Gas Station

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.

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Firefighters Installing FREE Smoke Detectors Saturday
Firefighters Installing FREE Smoke Detectors Saturday

Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.

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Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020
Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020

The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.

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The Boro' Welcomes INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST
The Boro' Welcomes INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST

The International FolkFest continues through Sunday here in Murfreesboro and the mid-state. One Wednesday night, the dance troupes from the Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands performed alongside our own Cripple Creek Cloggers at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.

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Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020
Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020

Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland on WGNS Action Line 8:10-9:00AM Wednesday morning.

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Samuel Wayne "Sammy" Smith
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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here, and that brings chalenges to motorists who are maneuvering Murfreesboro's construction project. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran offers this information to make you day better. This is for today throuugh June 15 , 2019.

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UPDATE: Box at local GOP office
UPDATE: Box at local GOP office

A package found outside the the Rutherford County Republican Party office on Friday. An employee took it inside, opened the package and saw what appeared to be a possible explosive device.

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New Community Park in Blackman - No Timeline
New Community Park in Blackman - No Timeline

The new community park in the Blackman area is still on go, but when? Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland updated WGNS...

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Ram's Summer Fun Road Report
Ram's Summer Fun Road Report

As you read Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's road report, sing any of the summer fun songs that were popular when you were growing up. This covers today through Jue 8, 2019.

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Mindful Care Adult Day Services Brings SMILES
Mindful Care Adult Day Services Brings SMILES

Mindful Care Adult Day Services offers supervised activities to persons with early dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It allows their caregivers to have some time for work or other activities. Those persons are usually their grown children or other relatives.

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Subject Charged with 2 Counts of Rape Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery in Murfreesboro
Subject Charged with 2 Counts of Rape Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery in Murfreesboro

Daniel Sullivan was originally taken into custody in January of 2018 after being charged with two counts of rape. At the time of his arrest, Sullivan was attending college in Murfreesboro.

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Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night
Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night

A local legend slipped quietly into heaven during the 8:00 o'clock hour Thursday evening. Dr. Liz Rhea touched many in her 85 years of caring and helping others. Visitation will be 10:00AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Fr. Stephen Brett and Fr. John Sims Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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School Voucher
School Voucher "Like" Bill to become Law

The freshman governor navigated a bumpy legislative path to score his most prominent policy win yet with the voucher-like proposal.

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RCSO Jail Administrator Chris Fly Honored
RCSO Jail Administrator Chris Fly Honored

Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.

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Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau
Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau

The Farm Bureau Insurance office in a strip center at 2864 South Church Street had an older customer accidentally hit the accelerator, jump the curb, and slam through the building a little before 8:00AM Wednesday morning.

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Kristy Ahlgrim  Now Head of Nursing at St. Thomas Rutherford
Kristy Ahlgrim Now Head of Nursing at St. Thomas Rutherford

Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Baby Fair Set THIS Saturday 10AM-2PM at Hospital
Baby Fair Set THIS Saturday 10AM-2PM at Hospital

There is a free BABY FAIR this coming Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Center Parkway.

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Imagine Owning a Rolls Royce with 22,000+ Miles on it
Imagine Owning a Rolls Royce with 22,000+ Miles on it

Imagine owning a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. Imagine the story behind one purchased in Europe with only about 22,000 miles on it over 40 years ago.

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Ram's
Ram's "Here Comes The Traffic" Report

The Memorial Day weekend ushers-in school being out, vacations and traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through June 1, 2019.

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Memorial Day:
Memorial Day: "Echoing The Sounds of Sirens"

Emergency responders in Rutherford County did not have a holiday over the Memorial Day weekend. Whether you were on a boat, by a pool or on land--the windless, sultry air was mostly filled with "the sounds of sirens".

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WW II Era B-17 Bomber Flying over Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson Counties
WW II Era B-17 Bomber Flying over Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson Counties

You may have actually seen a B17 fly over you home in Rutherford, Davidson or Wilson Counties on Thursday afternoon.

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Man accused of raping male teen at a party in Murfreesboro
Man accused of raping male teen at a party in Murfreesboro

A 26-year-old man by the name of Austin Poteete has been arrested in Murfreesboro and charged with "Rape," according to a police arrest report.

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Emergency Responders Say
Emergency Responders Say "When It Rains, It Pours"!

The half-hour between 9:45 and 10:15 Wednesday morning proved to be a busy one for emergency responders. Some big rigs near Cracker Barrell off South Church Street snagged some lines and created issues for AT&T. Minutes after that, a construction accident in Shelton Square, a life-style community off Florence Road, resulted in a cut gas line.

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Mental Health Priorities on the MTSU Campus and Special Training
Mental Health Priorities on the MTSU Campus and Special Training

Mental health issues are a growing concern in our society. MTSU is diving into the issue by helping those closest to them. Cynthia Chafin, Associate Director for Community Programs for the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services stated...

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2020 Heart Ball Co-Chairs Named
2020 Heart Ball Co-Chairs Named

Kristen and Blake Finney and Courtney and Rob Wilder as the co-chairs for next year's 2020 Rutherford Heart Ball. Additionally, Heart survivor, seven-year-old Hadley East, daughter of Brock and Jenny East, named honoree of the evening.

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MTSU Trustees Meet May 29th, Wednesday
MTSU Trustees Meet May 29th, Wednesday

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announces the following committee will meet May 29th, Wednesday in the second floor meeting room 203 at the Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street.

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More Trash Talk for Murfreesboro and the County Landfill
More Trash Talk for Murfreesboro and the County Landfill

More talk about the landfill, which has a lifespan of less than 8 years now. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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UPDATE: No Statuate of Limitations for Certain Felony Child Sex Abuse Cases
UPDATE: No Statuate of Limitations for Certain Felony Child Sex Abuse Cases

UPDATE: As heard last week on WGNS, there will no longer be a statute of limitations in felony child sex abuse cases if the crime took place when the victim was less than 13 years of age. The new bill on the statute will go into effect this coming July (2019).

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Two Pedestrians Hit Friday Night--One Was Killed
Two Pedestrians Hit Friday Night--One Was Killed

Two adult pedestrians were struck by a passing car around 10:00 o'clock Friday night, while walking along Northwest Broad Street near West Clark Boulevard.

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Ram's Hot & Sunny Traffic Jam Formula
Ram's Hot & Sunny Traffic Jam Formula

Those hot, sunny days are here and that ingredient often makes for traffic congestion in construction areas. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid today through May 25, 2019.

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Middlepoint Landfill Working To Stop Odor
Middlepoint Landfill Working To Stop Odor

If you smell the Middlepoint Landfill, let them know about it. If you detect landfill odor, please contact Middlepoint Landfill at (615) 782-5500.

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John Goad Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Friday Morning
John Goad Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Friday Morning

There was a fatal one-vehicle crash around 7:23 Friday morning on Kings Ridge Drive, near the new Aldi grocery store and Memorial Boulevard.

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Family Dollar Store Robbed Wednesday
Family Dollar Store Robbed Wednesday

Family Dollar Store at 1664 Memorial Boulevard was robbed around 1:30PM Wednesday afternoon. Police believe it was the same man who robbed another Family Dollar Store 13-days earlier across town on Lascassas Pike.

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Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Held at MPD
Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Held at MPD

Thursday morning provided a beautiful spring morning filled with sunshine, no wind and the temperature around 70. It was the perfect backdrop for the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance Service held in the Memory Gardens in front of the new Murfreesboro Police Department at 1004 N. Highland Avenue.

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FY 2020 Tax Increase Proposed for Murfreesboro
FY 2020 Tax Increase Proposed for Murfreesboro

The rough draft of the 2020 fiscal year budget for the City of Murfreesboro calls for a property tax increase, plus monthly fees for garbage pickup.

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TSSAA Spring Fling Nearing - End of Month
TSSAA Spring Fling Nearing - End of Month

COMING UP: The TSSAA Spring Fling will take place throughout Rutherford County this month. The sports will include Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Tennis and Soccer.

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MPD Needs Your Help
MPD Needs Your Help

Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect who is believed to have been involved in taking a guitar and then pawning the instrument.

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Peace Officers Memorial Day Service 10AM THIS Morning
Peace Officers Memorial Day Service 10AM THIS Morning

For the second year, Murfreesboro Police Department's Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service will be held at 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday, 5/16/2019) in the Memorial Garden at the new headquarters building at 1004 Highland Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend.

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REPORT: TBI Releases
REPORT: TBI Releases "Crime in Tennessee" Statistics

This week the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 'Crime in Tennessee' report, which details the volume and nature of criminal across the state.

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City Tile Showcases Beautiful Renovation at BAH
City Tile Showcases Beautiful Renovation at BAH

Tuesday night's Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS AFTER HOURS was hosted by the just renovated City Tile and Floor Covering, 223 South Spring Street. A constant flow of local community leaders enjoyed the Young family's fellowship and did business networking and business card swaps.

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Do You Qualify for
Do You Qualify for "CHOICES PROGRAM"?

You may be surprised at how the LEGAL AID SOCIETY helps so many. Do you or a friend qualify for the "CHOICES PROGRAM"?

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"Les Misérables School Edition" Opens Friday Night

The multi-award-winning musical Les Misérables School Edition, opens this Friday night at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 (May 17 - June 2, 2019).

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Military Training In Murfreesboro
Military Training In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police report that military training activities took place Saturday night (5/11/2019) at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Boulevard. These exercises will continue the following weekend.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

A blend of wet and dry, this time of the year presents unique challenges to construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists that these "stop and go conditions" expand to roadways as well. Here are road challenges today through May 18, 2019.

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MTSU Focuses On Improving MENTAL HEALTH
MTSU Focuses On Improving MENTAL HEALTH

May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Offers MORE and MORE!
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS Offers MORE and MORE!

One breaking news item after another at the Uncle Dave Macon Days preview held Thursday at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Coming are new degree at MTSU, another festival has been born, a musical merger of local roots as the symphony joins Uncle Dave and much more.

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Ferrari's, Lamborghini's and More!
Ferrari's, Lamborghini's and More!

A wide assortment of super cars will stop by the Porsche dealer in the Cool Springs area this Saturday morning at 8 (May 11, 2019). The reason for the meet is to raise both awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Middle Tennessee.

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4th Successful Salvation Army'
4th Successful Salvation Army' "Beyond The Bells"

There was a packed house at Wednesday's 4th Annual BEYOND THE BELLS luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Bryan Barrett received the Partner In Mission Award.

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OAKLANDS MANSION Has Free Admission Saturday
OAKLANDS MANSION Has Free Admission Saturday

FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend this coming Saturday (5/1/2019) for FREE ADMISSION at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. Open 10:00AM - 4:00PM.

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NOW HIRING: Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Friday
NOW HIRING: Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Friday

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's American Job Center (AJC) in Murfreesboro will host a hiring event for Yates Services and Envision AESC this Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m

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New Charity Circle
New Charity Circle "Caroling Party" June 6, 2019

Mark your calendars for the newest of Charity Circle's historic "caroling parties," Cocktails at Copper Ridge on Thursday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m., 3597 Betty Ford Road.

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Murfreesboro Hires New SIGN and ELECTRICAL
Murfreesboro Hires New SIGN and ELECTRICAL

The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has added two new employees. Teresa Stevens has been hired as the new Sign Administrator and William "Preston" Hunsucker has been hired as an Electrical Inspector.

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HOLD THE DATE: July 12-13, Uncle Dave Macon Days
HOLD THE DATE: July 12-13, Uncle Dave Macon Days

The 41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Cannonsburgh Village comes alive on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, 2019.

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Congrats To 2,529 New True Blue Alumni!
Congrats To 2,529 New True Blue Alumni!

There were 2,529 new MTSU alumni created with three commencement ceremonies over the weekend. Guest speakers said the True Blue grads could all plan on bright futures, but that they need to be ready to ask questions, take risks and react to the detours along the way.

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Tour MFRD Newest...Fire Hall #4
Tour MFRD Newest...Fire Hall #4

Tours of Murfreesboro's newest and technology filled fire hall #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway amazed residents on Saturday, and it continues 1:00-4:00PM Sunday (5/5/2019).

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First It Rains, and then It Don't--Ram's Road Forecast
First It Rains, and then It Don't--Ram's Road Forecast

A mix of rain along with periods of sunshine, that's what it's like in Middle Tennessee this time of the year. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns about areas for motorists to avoid in the quickly changing 'Boro atmosphere.

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UNITY at Annual MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST
UNITY at Annual MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST

It has been 13-years since the tradition of having a MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST was started by Greenhouse Ministries. Thursday morning's turnout at the Mid-TN Expo Center showed the power of diversity in uniting people as well as denominations.

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MFRD Station #4 Open House This Sat. and Sun.
MFRD Station #4 Open House This Sat. and Sun.

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department invites the public to tour the new Fire Station #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway from 1:00 to 4:00PM this coming Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

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Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?
Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?

Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall was on the WGNS' ACTION LINE Tuesday morning addressing listener questions dealing with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget that includes possible tax increases, traffic issues, construction underway for a new airport terminal and other items.

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Focus on the Boro Photography Contest - Submit Photos Now
Focus on the Boro Photography Contest - Submit Photos Now

You can submit your photos between now and May 3rd at the Murfreesboro City Hall inside the rotunda at the entrance.

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"The Darkest Time of Night" Excited Woman's Club

The pre-Civil War Italiante style home on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro's historic district was was alive with a popular Ladies Night Out dinner. The mixed gender audience enjoyed dinner and conversation from channel 4's Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley.

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Ram's
Ram's "Not Too Cold, Not Too Hot"--Traffic For All!

This is one of the most productive constructive seasons--not too hot and not too cold. That's why crews are everywhere, and traffic jams are nearby. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid now through May 4, 2019.

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Journalist Dan Whittle Passes Away
Journalist Dan Whittle Passes Away

Longtime community newspaper columnist Dan Whittle has passed away Thursday. The popular humorist, writer, story teller and broadcaster died Thursday morning. Visitation 3-7PM Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna, funeral service there at 1PM Saturday, burial follows at the Mapleview Cemetery.

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BIG Senior Fair May 10th @ Patterson Community Center
BIG Senior Fair May 10th @ Patterson Community Center

The Myrtle Glanton Lord branch of the Rutherford County Library System and Patterson Park Community Center are co-sponsoring "Connections - A Senior Fair". This free event will be held in the adult gym at the Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard, from 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, May 10th, until 1:00 that afternoon.

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Graffiti Vandals Caught--Agree To Repaint Wall
Graffiti Vandals Caught--Agree To Repaint Wall

Here's an UPDATE on this past weekend's graffiti vandalism story from Murfreesboro Police. The two youth have been identified, and the property owner has made arrangements with the vandals to repaint the wall. The property owner has decided not to file charges.

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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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City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award
City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award

"On two separate days, Matthew Rice did an excellent job in apprehending or assisting with the apprehension of Felony suspects involved in repeated incidents of violent offenses and the suspect in numerous home and auto burglaries..."

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Grandmother Falls Victim Allegedly to Granddaughter
Grandmother Falls Victim Allegedly to Granddaughter

A 79-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud in recent weeks.

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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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Upcoming DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Upcoming DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County

Reports indicate officers will be working moving Alcohol Saturation Patrols (ASP) from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and then conducting the Sobriety Checkpoints on Murfreesboro Road.

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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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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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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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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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Explosion at VIE Apartments in Murfreesboro
Explosion at VIE Apartments in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: At approximately 4:11 a.m. Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to reports of a possible explosion that may have been caused by some type of improvised explosive device at the Vie Apartments, 1345 Wenlon Dr.

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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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Links to Funeral Home Websites (including addresses & phone numbers)
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Operation Incognito in Tennessee by Dept. of Safety
Operation Incognito in Tennessee by Dept. of Safety

The Operation Incognito campaign was developed last year to evolve Tennessee's statewide distracted driving enforcement...

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Toot's West Is Opening In Weeks...SOON Hiring!
Toot's West Is Opening In Weeks...SOON Hiring!

Toot's West is nearing completion, and owner Wade Hays says their opening is in weeks. The restaurant is at 4213 Franklin Road at Rucker Lane.

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Education Savings Plan Could Pass in TN, Allowing Money for Private Schools
Education Savings Plan Could Pass in TN, Allowing Money for Private Schools

School vouchers maybe out in Tennessee, but what may pass the state legislation this year is the Education Savings Account (ESA).

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The Question of What to do with TRASH in Rutherford County Continues
The Question of What to do with TRASH in Rutherford County Continues

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said one idea being discussed is building a composting facility...

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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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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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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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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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UPDATE on the Future of the Old First Methodist Church Site in Murfreesboro
UPDATE on the Future of the Old First Methodist Church Site in Murfreesboro

More news on a new downtown Murfreesboro hotel and condominium facility. City Council Member Eddie Smotherman updates WGNS on the future site of what was once home to First Methodist Church on College a North Church Streets.

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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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Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin #1 in Nation
Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin #1 in Nation

The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.

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Farms in Rutherford County and Beyond for Easter Fun
Farms in Rutherford County and Beyond for Easter Fun

"It's time to find your inner child and get hopping to Lucky Ladd Farms for Nashville's famous Bunny and Brew - Adult Egg Hunt," said Amy Ladd of Lucky Ladd Farms of Rutherford County.

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Overall Creek Gets a Dairy Cow (at least for a few hours)
Overall Creek Gets a Dairy Cow (at least for a few hours)

A Mobile Dairy Classroom was at Overall Creek Elementary School on Wednesday morning (April 3) in Murfreesboro.

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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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Foster Care in Tennessee
Foster Care in Tennessee

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.

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Siegel High Football Player Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Siegel High Football Player Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Connor Ott, son of Carl and Caroline Coleman Ott, earned his Eagle Scout rank this past March with Murfreesboro's St. Mark's Methodist Troop 398.

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Riverdale hosts for College Career Signing day April 5
Riverdale hosts for College Career Signing day April 5

Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro will host their Inaugural College & Career Signing Day this Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00am.

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Apartment Resident Accidentally Fires Gun Into Ceiling
Apartment Resident Accidentally Fires Gun Into Ceiling

A 40 Caliber round was lodged into the flooring. The bullet evidently came from the apartment below.

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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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April Boro Art Crawl celebrates Earth Day
April Boro Art Crawl celebrates Earth Day

The April Boro Art Crawl celebrates Earth Day with a variety of visual and multimedia artists on Friday April 12, 6-9pm in Murfreesboro, TN.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Announcing Tip Your Waiter, a 15th annual luncheon event
Announcing Tip Your Waiter, a 15th annual luncheon event

don't want to miss the anticipated 15th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.

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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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Affordable Housing in Murfreesboro is $300,000
Affordable Housing in Murfreesboro is $300,000

Changes in federal funding for public housing are driving redevelopment of public housing in Murfreesboro. Mayor Shane McFarland said that the costs are all federally covered and that the idea of renovating existing government housing is too costly...

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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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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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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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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Address Delegates at 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Address Delegates at 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee - a former 4-Her himself growing up in Williamson County - will talk to the more than 300 9th and 10th grade youth attending Tennessee 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro this year.

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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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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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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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9th Annual Bald in the Boro This Friday
9th Annual Bald in the Boro This Friday

Dr. Jeremy Harrison, a Pediatrician at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, came up with the idea of hosting "Bald in the Boro" annually...

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Mercury in Local Fish from the East Fork Stones River Result in Advisory from State
Mercury in Local Fish from the East Fork Stones River Result in Advisory from State

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.

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Highway Patrol Checkpoint THIS SUNDAY in Murfreesboro
Highway Patrol Checkpoint THIS SUNDAY in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning several upcoming checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area...

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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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Big Changes Likely for Government Housing in Murfreesboro
Big Changes Likely for Government Housing in Murfreesboro

The changes have equaled new housing developments already in nearby Nashville, Tennessee. Some of the changes there have meant more mainstream looking houses that resulted in an increase of pride...

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UPDATE: West Lokey Ave. Murder - Hearing Next Week in Courtroom
UPDATE: West Lokey Ave. Murder - Hearing Next Week in Courtroom

Coming up next week, a man charged with killing 32 year old Christopher Campbell will appear in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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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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Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer
Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer

Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer - Last week, I traveled to Washington, DC along with nearly one hundred other ovarian cancer survivors and supporters.

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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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2018 Murder Case in Rutherford County Heads to Grand Jury
2018 Murder Case in Rutherford County Heads to Grand Jury

The 2018 murder occurred in the Lancaster family home on Brookrun Road near Asbury Lane.

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Everybody Drum Some Brings the Rhythm to Mayday on March 29
Everybody Drum Some Brings the Rhythm to Mayday on March 29

Everybody Drum Some, the local percussion collective led by drum instructor Ross Lester, will present its spring Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Event at Mayday Brewery on Friday, March 29.

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Focusing on Murfreesboro Potholes
Focusing on Murfreesboro Potholes

Despite not having a major snow or ice event so far this winter, heavy rains and freezing have contributed to potholes.

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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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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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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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UPDATE: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her
UPDATE: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her

GRAPHIC: The 30 year old suspect was charged with one count of "Aggravated Rape" and one count of "Aggravated Domestic Assault." The suspect will now see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury where more charges could be handed down.

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TVA Provides Electricity to Local Electric Providers Taps New Board of Directors Member
TVA Provides Electricity to Local Electric Providers Taps New Board of Directors Member

The TVA, which generates and sells electricity to providers like Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric, both based in Murfreesboro, has a new leader on their board of directors.

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New steakhouse coming to Fountains at Gateway
New steakhouse coming to Fountains at Gateway

Steakhouse Five, a new high-end steakhouse concept, has leased 3,552-square-feet of space and will open at Fountains at Gateway in early summer, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

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Current J. Percy Priest Lake Discharge Rate Could Fill Olympic Sized Pool Every 7 Seconds
Current J. Percy Priest Lake Discharge Rate Could Fill Olympic Sized Pool Every 7 Seconds

At the J. Percy Priest lake that is fueled by the Stones River out of Murfreesboro and into Smyrna and Nashville, the Dam is discharging water at a rate of 11,140 cubic feet per second. At such a release rate, the lake flowing through the dam could fill an Olympic size swimming pool every 7 seconds.

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Local Moving Company Hiring
Local Moving Company Hiring

Looking to expand their overall staff, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Murfreesboro is hiring team members for mover, driver, and customer service representative positions.

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Murfreesboro BUSINESS: Pinnacle Financial Partners Continues to Strengthen Risk Management Team
Murfreesboro BUSINESS: Pinnacle Financial Partners Continues to Strengthen Risk Management Team

LeJeana Connell, Sue Ellen Feathers, Gretchen Gunter, Meghan Waggoner, Amanda Hemphill, Wes Martin and Darcy Jones have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in risk management roles. They are based at the firm's College Street office in Murfreesboro.

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13 Appliances Stolen in Murfreesboro Construction Theft
13 Appliances Stolen in Murfreesboro Construction Theft

Several new appliances were stolen from new apartments on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro. The site superintendent told authorities that a total of 13 appliances were taken in the heist.

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MTSU students, faculty on spring break March 4-9
MTSU students, faculty on spring break March 4-9

MTSU students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9. Classes will resume Monday, March 11.

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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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Welcome 2019 TSSAA Basketball Championships
Welcome 2019 TSSAA Basketball Championships

March 4, 2019-- The 2019 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships will take place next week at Murphy Center...

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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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TN Representative Bryan Terry Files March Madness & Fantasy Football Freedom Act
TN Representative Bryan Terry Files March Madness & Fantasy Football Freedom Act

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is just around the corner. Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) has filed House Bill 1033, which has been dubbed the "March Madness and Fantasy Football Freedom Act..."

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Murfreesboro Schools Summer Camps Announced
Murfreesboro Schools Summer Camps Announced

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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Tennessee Among 8 States in New Project to Expand / Update National Broadband Map
Tennessee Among 8 States in New Project to Expand / Update National Broadband Map


Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map.

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Heartbeat Abortion Bill Moves Forward
Heartbeat Abortion Bill Moves Forward

A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Want Minimum Age Raised to 21 to Buy Tobacco or Vaping Products
Tennessee Lawmakers Want Minimum Age Raised to 21 to Buy Tobacco or Vaping Products

Several Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21.

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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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House Majority Whip Rick Tillis Names State Representative Charlie Baum Deputy Whip
House Majority Whip Rick Tillis Names State Representative Charlie Baum Deputy Whip

House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) to fill one of three Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus.

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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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The Courts Want Your Input - Hearing in Murfreesboro on June 12th
The Courts Want Your Input - Hearing in Murfreesboro on June 12th

On June 12, 2019 at 1 p.m., you can give the courts your input on the judicial districts in Tennessee. The hearing will be in the Rutherford County Judicial Complex in Murfreesboro (116 West Lytle Street).

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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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Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability
Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability

FEEDBACK NEEDED: The City of Murfreesboro anticipates receiving funding for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Tennessee Housing and Development Agency.

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Republicans Come Up With TN Health Plan
Republicans Come Up With TN Health Plan

This legislative package includes eleven different initiatives that will all reshape healthcare in Tennessee through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems, and Empowering patients to ensure individuals and families to make all medical decisions, instead of insurance companies or the government.

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UPDATE: Fatal Shooting at Summerlake Apartments
UPDATE: Fatal Shooting at Summerlake Apartments

The victim of the fatal shooting at Summerlake Apartments Friday night has been identified as a 16-year old...

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The Rutherford County Courthouse to undergo a few minor changes
The Rutherford County Courthouse to undergo a few minor changes

The original courthouse was built in 1813. A new, larger courthouse was then constructed in 1859. In 1860 the bell tower and clock were built.

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Wedding Venue Options in Murfreesboro
Wedding Venue Options in Murfreesboro

Planning a wedding for this Spring or maybe even this summer? In Murfreesboro, there are lots of options for wedding venues.

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Wanted Aggravated Burglary suspect arrested
Wanted Aggravated Burglary suspect arrested

On February 18, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Murfreesboro Police detectives...

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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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Convicted Rutherford County Child Rapist Remains Behind Bars
Convicted Rutherford County Child Rapist Remains Behind Bars

Looney will remain behind bars as originally sentenced in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Keith Siskin. Looney will be released from prison when he is 101 years old.

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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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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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Register for Summer Camps in Murfreesboro March 1st
Register for Summer Camps in Murfreesboro March 1st

Summer camps are closer than you think. Melinda Tate with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department told WGNS...

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More Talks on Rutherford County Landfill Solutions
More Talks on Rutherford County Landfill Solutions

Nearby Lebanon, TN continues to work on their Gasification Initiative while Rutherford County looks for solutions on what to do the Middle Point Landfill that is nearing the end of its lifespan.

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Green Tie Affair with the Murfreesboro Symphony
Green Tie Affair with the Murfreesboro Symphony

Love the art's and music? An opportunity filled with both is nearing.

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$1 Per Tire Fee Collected in Rutherford County - Where is the Money
$1 Per Tire Fee Collected in Rutherford County - Where is the Money

What happens to old tires when you buy new tires in Rutherford County?

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Women giving Birth to Babies Born Addicted to Drugs could face Tough Charges if New Bill Passes
Women giving Birth to Babies Born Addicted to Drugs could face Tough Charges if New Bill Passes

Pregnant women whose babies are born addicted to drugs could face charges if a bill filed by two Tennessee lawmakers is passed.

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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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Second Fire, Same Home
Second Fire, Same Home

On Tuesday (2/11/19) morning at 4:30 am, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at a single-story home on Keystone Road.

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Congratulations to the Blackman Cheer Team
Congratulations to the Blackman Cheer Team

Blackman cheerleaders did it again... Winning their 3rd UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.

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Murfreesboro City Offices Closed on Monday, Feb. 18th
Murfreesboro City Offices Closed on Monday, Feb. 18th

In observance of 'Presidents' Day,' all City of Murfreesboro offices, recreational facilities and senior services at St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

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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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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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Drug Investigation into deadly distribution of heroin and fentanyl in Rutherford County ends with arrest
Drug Investigation into deadly distribution of heroin and fentanyl in Rutherford County ends with arrest

In November 2018, law enforcement officers began investigating a series of overdoses that occurred across the Middle Tennessee area involving fentanyl-laced heroin.

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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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Gov. Lee Supports Banning Abortion Once Fetal Heartbeat is Detected
Gov. Lee Supports Banning Abortion Once Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

Gov. Bill Lee says he supports banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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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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Mother killed in Smyrna Accident Sunday Night
Mother killed in Smyrna Accident Sunday Night

An accident in Smyrna on Sunday night around 10 left a mother dead and her two sons seriously injured.

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"Let's Call It Quits" Campaign Supports Tobacco Users with Resources for Quitting

Are you in a toxic relationship? You are if you use tobacco products. The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state...

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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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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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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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Local Neighborhood Watch Programs Positive Tool in Fighting Crime
Local Neighborhood Watch Programs Positive Tool in Fighting Crime

Neighborhood Watch programs allow for communities to band together in an effort to fight crime and keep it off of local streets.

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One night
One night "Defibrillator" show offers storytelling, music and more

Local creatives are collaborating on a one-night multigenre show celebrating the "heart breakers, breath takers, and fate makers" of our lives.

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Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro
Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro

A rape suspect by the name of Luis Fernando Canizalez Pacgeco has been arrested after an investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.

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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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NARCAN Drug Saves Two from Overdose Death in Murfreesboro
NARCAN Drug Saves Two from Overdose Death in Murfreesboro

When paramedics and authorities arrived they found a 37 year old man who was believed to have overdosed on Methamphetamine. The man was found inside his pickup truck which contained a small baggie of meth.

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Robbery at Hammer Point in Murfreesboro
Robbery at Hammer Point in Murfreesboro

The male and female victims said that the suspect was holding the hammer over his head while demanding money.

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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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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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GRAPHIC: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her
GRAPHIC: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her

GRAPHIC: "Mr. Joshua Reeves also kicked the victim multiple times. Mr. Joshua Reeves then tied the victims hands up, put a bag over her head..."

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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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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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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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Federal Suit Filed Against Rutherford County Schools Suggest Child with Autism Experienced Sexual Trauma
Federal Suit Filed Against Rutherford County Schools Suggest Child with Autism Experienced Sexual Trauma

The statements showed, "A custodian walk in to find the man with his pants at his ankles and his genitals being exposed." The incident was reported to the principal of the unnamed school.

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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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20th Anniversary for Greenhouse Ministries
20th Anniversary for Greenhouse Ministries

Greenhouse Ministries will host a 20 year celebration reception this Monday night at First Presbyterian Church.

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Days Away from a Vote on a Hotel / Motel Tax Increase
Days Away from a Vote on a Hotel / Motel Tax Increase

Murfreesboro is just a few days away from a potential increase in the hotel / motel tax increase.

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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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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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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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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Names New Director of Surgical and Invasive Services
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Names New Director of Surgical and Invasive Services

Ascension Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Robin Tranas as Director of Surgical and Invasive Services for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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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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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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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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Saint Thomas Completes 1,000th Minimally Invasive Heart Procedure
Saint Thomas Completes 1,000th Minimally Invasive Heart Procedure

The Saint Thomas Heart Team recently completed the 1,000th TAVR procedure since the program launch in 2012.

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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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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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Founder of local paper
Founder of local paper "The Reader" Passes Away

The founder of the local newspaper known as the Rutherford County Reader (The Reader) passed away this past week in Murfreesboro.

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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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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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Possible Land Swap in the Mix for New Road in Murfreesboro Gateway Zone
Possible Land Swap in the Mix for New Road in Murfreesboro Gateway Zone

Original plans focused on a roadway directly next to New Vision Baptist Church, which the Vanderbilt pediatric clinic will be behind. However, a small swap of land with the Stones River Battlefield...

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Special JAZZ Concert in Murfreesboro this Month
Special JAZZ Concert in Murfreesboro this Month

The event entitled, "All About Jazz" will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

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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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2019 Bonnaroo Announced
2019 Bonnaroo Announced

The lineup for the 2019 edition of Bonnaroo was released Tuesday, and as usual, it boasts a diverse set of acts and artists spanning a wide array of tastes and styles.

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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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Callow retires after 12 years as Community Development Director
Callow retires after 12 years as Community Development Director

John Callow Guided Murfreesboro's Affordable Housing and Homeless Advocacy...

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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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HEALTH: The CoreLife Challenge in Murfreesboro
HEALTH: The CoreLife Challenge in Murfreesboro

The CoreLife Challenge in Murfreesboro is now about 9 days in and about 300 people have already signed up, according to Kelsey Searles owner of the CoreLife eatery in Murfreesboro, TN.

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Early Registration Closing Soon for 8th Annual Special Kids Race
Early Registration Closing Soon for 8th Annual Special Kids Race

There are only a few days left before early registration ends and prices increase for the 8th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at MMC in Murfreesboro.

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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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Adam Coggin named Director of Advancement at Middle Tennessee Christian School
Adam Coggin named Director of Advancement at Middle Tennessee Christian School

Adam Coggin has been named the Vice President of Advancement at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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Weed, THC Cartridges and Cash lead to Arrest in Murfreesboro
Weed, THC Cartridges and Cash lead to Arrest in Murfreesboro

nside the residence, police found a box of 60 THC cartridges in the freezer. Each cartridge was labeled as containing at least 80% THC...

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital One of Four Honored with Best for Babies
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital One of Four Honored with Best for Babies

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been honored as one of four hospitals in Tennessee to receive the 2018 Tennessee BEST for Babies Award, presented by Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).

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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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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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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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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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Murfreesboro Rescue Mission Finds Ideal Land for Homeless Shelter
Murfreesboro Rescue Mission Finds Ideal Land for Homeless Shelter

A new shelter for the homeless in Rutherford County is on the drawing board.

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Wednesday Morning Power Outage in Murfreesboro - 5,700 Impacted
Wednesday Morning Power Outage in Murfreesboro - 5,700 Impacted

About 5,700 people and businesses were without power Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Police Now Hiring
Murfreesboro Police Now Hiring

The Murfreesboro Police Department is now hiring. Chief Michael Bowen stated...

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Resolve To Test Home During Radon Action Month
Resolve To Test Home During Radon Action Month

Rutherford County is one of several counties in the Volunteer State known to have higher Radon levels.

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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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COMMENTARY: New Year's Resolutions
COMMENTARY: New Year's Resolutions

It's time to ring-in 2019. Have you made your resolutions? Are you ready to celebrate WGNS' 72nd anniversary? Lots to do, and MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss has details.

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Scott Walker is joined by Special Kids Board Member Mack Barrett
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New Year's Day 5K in Murfreesboro
New Year's Day 5K in Murfreesboro

Registration is filling up for the much-anticipated City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 a.m. on January 1, 2019 at Old Fort Park.

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Sunday House Fire at 2214 Liberty Court
Sunday House Fire at 2214 Liberty Court

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 4 and 7, Engine 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a two-story house fire at 2214 Liberty Court around 8:00 Sunday night.

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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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LOCAL MEDICAL NEWS: New Surgical System at Saint Thomas Rutherford
LOCAL MEDICAL NEWS: New Surgical System at Saint Thomas Rutherford

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has announced the addition of the StealthStation™ S8, a surgical navigation system including an O-arm designed to help surgeons perform accurate procedures in the operating room.

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Local attorney offering free SOBER rides home New Year's Eve
Local attorney offering free SOBER rides home New Year's Eve

A local attorney is going to pay the bill for you to get a sober ride home on New Year's Eve this year. The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. will be offering safe rides home, for the second year in a row, in Rutherford County:

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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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Thieves hit Victoria's Secret... Again
Thieves hit Victoria's Secret... Again

Someone maybe receiving a lot of Victoria's Secret clothes this holiday season... another theft has been reported at one of the two Murfreesboro stores.

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156th Anniversary Programs at Stones River National Battlefield
156th Anniversary Programs at Stones River National Battlefield

Stones River National Battlefield will host a series of programs to commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River from December 26, 2018 through January 2, 2019.

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Five industry councils create workforce pipelines to fill positions, while local students reap the benefits in the short- and long-term
Five industry councils create workforce pipelines to fill positions, while local students reap the benefits in the short- and long-term

Key industries in Rutherford County are facing challenges. Parents and students, it's time to take note.

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It was a Christmas event with Jail inmates and their children in Murfreesboro this past weekend
It was a Christmas event with Jail inmates and their children in Murfreesboro this past weekend

Somewhere between 1.5 to 1.8 million prisoners are serving their sentences in jails in America. Greater the percentage of prisoners, greater the challenge to all those engaged in prison ministries all over America.

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Area Psychologist Facing Healthcare Fraud Charges
Area Psychologist Facing Healthcare Fraud Charges

Donald M. McCoy, 52, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was arrested this past Friday by federal and state agents and charged with two counts of healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation to Halt Lane Closures for Holidays
Tennessee Department of Transportation to Halt Lane Closures for Holidays

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state

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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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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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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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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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The Murfreesboro Coffee Marathon is Back!
The Murfreesboro Coffee Marathon is Back!

Each year, the City of Murfreesboro plans what coffee drinkers have come to love. It is the annual coffee marathon and you have 4-months to complete your 50-mile run or walk.

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Significant Upgrades to Siegel Soccer Park to Equal Increase in City and Local Business Revenues
Significant Upgrades to Siegel Soccer Park to Equal Increase in City and Local Business Revenues

Significant upgrades will take place at the Siegel Soccer Park and Murfreesboro will work with the Tennessee State Soccer Association to make the upgrades a success.

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Georgia Meshotto retires after 36 years of Service
Georgia Meshotto retires after 36 years of Service

Georgia Meshotto, 75, has seen a lot over the years, serving under four mayors and four city managers since she arrived at City Hall, November 1, 1982.

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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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Rutherford County Commission Convenes
Rutherford County Commission Convenes

The Rutherford County Commission convened Thursday evening in the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. Plans are underway to officially name the new bridge that crosses broad, the Blue Raider Bridge, along with proposed fees to use the convenience centers.

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City of Murfreesboro unveils new $4.5 Million Airport Terminal Design
City of Murfreesboro unveils new $4.5 Million Airport Terminal Design

The new $4.5 million Airport Terminal will replace the old terminal originally built in 1952 with renovations in 1986. Plans had been reviewed by the Airport Commission on Nov. 19.

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Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro - Subject Receives Narcan and Survives
Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro - Subject Receives Narcan and Survives

Murfreesboro Police responded to an overdose call on Henry Hall Drive to an overdose on Tuesday, December 12, 2018.

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Local Art at the Boro Art Crawl
Local Art at the Boro Art Crawl

The Boro Art Crawl will feature artists at local venues including boutiques, cafes and more.

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New City of Murfreesboro Garbage Can Fees
New City of Murfreesboro Garbage Can Fees

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all customers of the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD) will notice a newly-assessed $5.00 Solid Waste Fee (per garbage container) that will be included in the utilities' monthly billing.

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GUILTY: Man charged with the rape of an 85 year old Murfreesboro woman
GUILTY: Man charged with the rape of an 85 year old Murfreesboro woman

The man accused of attacking and raping an 85 year old woman in her garage was CONVICTED in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2018).

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For Some, the Holidays are Anything but Jolly
For Some, the Holidays are Anything but Jolly

The holiday season is ramping up, and while most people look forward to festivities with friends and family, for others this time of year can worsen stress, sadness and depression.

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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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Christmas Parade Is 2PM This Sunday
Christmas Parade Is 2PM This Sunday

The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "A Christmas Story." The parade will be at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018. The parade starts at MTSU, goes down East Main, around the square and onto West Main. The parade will go on, rain or shine. The only thing that will create a problem is "ICE" on the roads. TUNE TO WGNS for details on Sunday.

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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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FUN Christmas Weekend Ahead!
FUN Christmas Weekend Ahead!

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

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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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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System open for business Wednesday, 5 Dec.
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System open for business Wednesday, 5 Dec.

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro on Nov. 20th
One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro on Nov. 20th

The annual One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

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Murfreesboro Man Talks About His Lawn Mowing Accident that Broke His Back
Murfreesboro Man Talks About His Lawn Mowing Accident that Broke His Back

A Murfreesboro man broke his back in a home lawn mowing accident. Ronnie Stapleton was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital...

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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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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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Outdoor Ice Skating and Events, November 17- January 21 at Fountains at Gateway
Outdoor Ice Skating and Events, November 17- January 21 at Fountains at Gateway

As the holiday season approaches, the second annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Fountains Plaza, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

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Day of Nations comes to Oakland High School Homecoming
Day of Nations comes to Oakland High School Homecoming

Students and parents set up and worked information tables based on their own backgrounds and traditions representing over 15 different countries.

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This Saturday: Cookin' to Build in Murfreesboro
This Saturday: Cookin' to Build in Murfreesboro

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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SUNDAY: Set your clocks BACK one hour
SUNDAY: Set your clocks BACK one hour

Daylight savings time in Tennessee began at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4th, which is this Sunday.

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Early Voting Ends Thursday Evening in Rutherford County
Early Voting Ends Thursday Evening in Rutherford County

Early voting for the November midterm elections ends at Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The Election Commission precinct will close at 7PM on Thursday while all other early voting locations close at 6PM (see addresses below).

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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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Murfreesboro Police Respond to Domestic Violence Call - Leads to Investigation of Explosives
Murfreesboro Police Respond to Domestic Violence Call - Leads to Investigation of Explosives

While checking the vehicle for weapons officers located an item believed to be a potential explosive device. The situation caused several hours of traffic back up on South Church Street Tuesday morning.

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Northfield Boulevard Extension
Northfield Boulevard Extension

Talks to extend Northfield Boulevard through Broad Street and then over the Stones River continue and are still on the drawing board. The extension of Northfield, between...

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Woman Allegedly Stabs Man After Telling Him to Get Undressed for a Massage in Murfreesboro
Woman Allegedly Stabs Man After Telling Him to Get Undressed for a Massage in Murfreesboro

The female suspect told officers that the victim was an acquaintance of hers and that she told him to get undressed for a massage. After the victim laid down on his stomach she got on top of him and stabbed him once in the neck with a knife, according to the MPD Arrest Report.

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Man Allegedly Admits to Selling Meth and Heroin at local Motel
Man Allegedly Admits to Selling Meth and Heroin at local Motel

When questioned, the suspect allegedly told officers that he sells meth and heroin for $20 per every "Point" one gram.

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Statewide Checkoff for Corn Producers Next Month
Statewide Checkoff for Corn Producers Next Month

Tennessee corn farmers and landowners will be able to vote on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold.

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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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Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One - Murfreesboro Help
Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One - Murfreesboro Help

The Kingwood Surviving the Holidays seminar is for people who are grieving a loved one's death. The local church will...

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Local Non-Profit Received $25k State Farm Grant to Hire an On the Street Case Worker
Local Non-Profit Received $25k State Farm Grant to Hire an On the Street Case Worker

State Farm Insurance reports that local non-profit Murfreesboro Cold Patrol has received a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.

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Mulcher Catches Fire in Murfreesboro
Mulcher Catches Fire in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a mulcher on fire at the City of Murfreesboro's Solid Waste Department located on Florence Road just after 11:00 Monday morning.

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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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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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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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Murfreesboro Man Dies in Nashville Elevator Accident
Murfreesboro Man Dies in Nashville Elevator Accident

Wednesday's death of Daniel Jones, 26, in a construction area at Centennial Medical Center on Patterson Street appears to be accidental.

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Special Kids Banquet Raises Over $124,000
Special Kids Banquet Raises Over $124,000

Over $124,000 was raised for local nonprofit Special Kids in the organization's Banquet held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.

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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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UPDATE: TBI Spokesperson Resigned
UPDATE: TBI Spokesperson Resigned

UPDATE: The TBI spokesperson who recently took over the West Tennessee wing for public relations has resigned.

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Walk Through Judgement House in Murfreesboro This Weekend
Walk Through Judgement House in Murfreesboro This Weekend

The church reports, "Watch as real life stories play out before your eyes as you walk from scene to scene."

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Murfreesboro Electric Continues to Help Others in Georgia
Murfreesboro Electric Continues to Help Others in Georgia

Two Murfreesboro Electric Department crews who are in Cordele, Georgia are still there to help with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric stated...

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Vandalism in Murfreesboro at Construction Site
Vandalism in Murfreesboro at Construction Site

Murfreesboro Police were called to a home under construction where unknown persons damaged an upstairs bathroom.

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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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Wheelchair Accessible Van for Murfreesboro Family in Single Motorized Wheelchair
Wheelchair Accessible Van for Murfreesboro Family in Single Motorized Wheelchair

Perhaps you've seen them... She sits on her husbands lap as they scoot through Murfreesboro in his motorized wheelchair.

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7 Pounds of Heroin Off the Streets
7 Pounds of Heroin Off the Streets

A four-month investigation into the distribution of opioids culminated in today's execution of search warrants at three Nashville locations and the seizure of 7 pounds of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 1 pistol and $4,025 cash.

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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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Annual Barfield Bash and Haunted Hayride in Murfreesboro
Annual Barfield Bash and Haunted Hayride in Murfreesboro

The annual Barfield Bash and Haunted Hay Ride is Friday and Saturday night. The annual event takes place in Barfield Park.

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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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Early Detection, Timely Treatment Keys to Improving Breast Cancer Survival Rates
Early Detection, Timely Treatment Keys to Improving Breast Cancer Survival Rates

In Rutherford County, the breast cancer rate for women is classified as "Stable." However, in the past five years there has been a 5.6% increase in breast cancer cases. On average, 173 women in Rutherford County are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

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Guest Speaker at Journeys in Community Living Luncheon Overcame Great Obstacles in Life
Guest Speaker at Journeys in Community Living Luncheon Overcame Great Obstacles in Life

Patrick's message was simple... If he can do this thing we call life, than anyone can.

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Fewer blood and platelet donors due to flu
Fewer blood and platelet donors due to flu

As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

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Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Officer of the Year
Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Officer of the Year

Sheriff's Office Cpl. Michael Rodgers was recognized as the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Officer of the Year Thursday.

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Colton Dixon to be honored as the MTCS Alumnus of the Year at the 58th Annual Steak Dinner
Colton Dixon to be honored as the MTCS Alumnus of the Year at the 58th Annual Steak Dinner

MTCS announced they are proud of Colton and excited that he has agreed to help make this year's Steak Dinner a special experience for all in attendance.

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Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association Endorses State Representative Mike Sparks
Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association Endorses State Representative Mike Sparks

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) today received an endorsement from the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association (TPFFA) in his re-election bid for the 49th House District.

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TN Health News: October is Let's Talk Month
TN Health News: October is Let's Talk Month

Teen birth rates in Tennessee have drastically decreased from 53.8 births per 1,000 females aged 15 - 19 in 2008 to 26.6 in 2017.

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Fighting Addiction in Rutherford County, TN
Fighting Addiction in Rutherford County, TN

Derek Faulkner has a facility in Christiana with 9 beds. Renewed Life serves the men enrolled in their one-year, residential discipleship training center.

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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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Man with Gun and Child in SUV Charged with 4th DUI
Man with Gun and Child in SUV Charged with 4th DUI

A 26 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested on his 4th DUI charge, according to a recent arrest report filed this past Friday (10-12-18).

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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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4th Annual Firefly Supper to help Doors of Hope
4th Annual Firefly Supper to help Doors of Hope

The fourth annual Firefly Supper benefiting Doors of Hope will take place on Thursday, October 18.

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Local Church to provide Training on Defusing Tense Situations
Local Church to provide Training on Defusing Tense Situations

If you serve in these environments, you know that it doesn't take much for tensions to rise when working with people under different levels of stress who are together in close quarters.

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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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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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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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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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False Report of Girlfriend being Shot
False Report of Girlfriend being Shot

Evidently, a man who was allegedly trying to lure police away from where he was staying called dispatch to tell them he shot his girlfriend and left her inside a car parked in a lot on Lascassas Pike.

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Veterans Parade in Murfreesboro Set For November 10th
Veterans Parade in Murfreesboro Set For November 10th

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will honor the residents of its Community Living Centers and all Veterans with a parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.

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Lamb and Williams bring 21 years of experience to Rutherford County Pinnacle's Mortgage Team
Lamb and Williams bring 21 years of experience to Rutherford County Pinnacle's Mortgage Team

Brad Lamb and Brandon Williams have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice presidents and mortgage advisors.

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Haslam Appoints Scarlett Judge for Circuit Court in 16th Judicial District (Rutherford and Cannon Counties)
Haslam Appoints Scarlett Judge for Circuit Court in 16th Judicial District (Rutherford and Cannon Counties)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Darrell L. Scarlett of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court judge for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Safety Tour of The Bottoms in Murfreesboro
Safety Tour of The Bottoms in Murfreesboro

The mayor recently went on a safety tour with members of the parks and rec department in the area of Cannonsburgh and the Greenway...

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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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Arts Grants to Help Service Members in Murfreesboro, TN
Arts Grants to Help Service Members in Murfreesboro, TN

In Murfreesboro, the "Borderless Arts Tennessee" program received $7,000. This pilot project partners Borderless Arts with the Veterans Recovery Center at the Alvin C York Medical Center in Murfreesboro...

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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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Public Power Week Celebrated by Murfreesboro Electric THIS Week
Public Power Week Celebrated by Murfreesboro Electric THIS Week

Public Power Week is being highlighted by Murfreesboro Electric this week. Spokesperson for the local electric provider Amy Byers stated...

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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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Child Rape Cases Headed to Local Courts Friday
Child Rape Cases Headed to Local Courts Friday

This Friday (10/12/18), a child rape suspect will appear in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Royce Taylor.

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I-24 Road Construction May Cause Issues for Motorist
I-24 Road Construction May Cause Issues for Motorist

If you travel to Nashville or plan to do so over the next 2.5 years, you'll be dealing with more traffic issues on Interstate 24.

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Theft of Tires at local Tire Dealer in Murfreesboro
Theft of Tires at local Tire Dealer in Murfreesboro

Evidently, a man entered Tire World and convincingly told a salesman that he was there to pick up a set of new tires for a local car dealer.

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October Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday
October Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday

To mark this anniversary, a community art project titled, "HeArt of Tennessee/Murfreesboro Loves," will debut twenty-four, large aluminum hearts, painted by area artists, around the courthouse square.

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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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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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Falsification of a Drug Test and Evading Arrest in Murfreesboro
Falsification of a Drug Test and Evading Arrest in Murfreesboro

A Shelbyville man faces a number of charges in Murfreesboro after police say they spotted the subjects Ford Mustang parked in the parking lot of a closed business on Joe B Jackson Parkway.

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Fatal Crash on I-24 near the Rutherford County Line
Fatal Crash on I-24 near the Rutherford County Line

The man killed Tuesday night when he lost control of his motorcycle on I-24 East near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit is identified as...

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MTSU significantly increases Presidential Scholarship
MTSU significantly increases Presidential Scholarship

President Sidney A. McPhee announced the scholarship enhancement at the university's True Blue Tour stop in Franklin...

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Fall Leaf Collection in Murfreesboro
Fall Leaf Collection in Murfreesboro

You can start making plans for the third weekend in October that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicks off Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

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What will neighboring counties do when the Walter Hill Landfill CLOSES?
What will neighboring counties do when the Walter Hill Landfill CLOSES?

More and more counties that utilize the Walter Hill Landfill to dump the household trash of their residents are trying to figure out what to do when that landfill reaches capacity and closes in 5 to 8 years.

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TDK breaks ground on Vintage Gateway in Murfreesboro
TDK breaks ground on Vintage Gateway in Murfreesboro

Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced Wednesday they have broken ground on Vintage Gateway, a $49.5 million upscale apartment community in Murfreesboro's Gateway area.

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End of fiscal year hospital Star rating shows large improvement in overall quality of services at Local VA Hospital
End of fiscal year hospital Star rating shows large improvement in overall quality of services at Local VA Hospital

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's (TVHS) Nashville facility and Alvin C. York facility in Murfreesboro were both among the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving to continue progress.

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10th Annual Frosty Fun Run in Murfreesboro
10th Annual Frosty Fun Run in Murfreesboro

This event will benefit CASA of Rutherford County and Parks Christmas for the Children.

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Encore Costume Sale Raises Money for Charity
Encore Costume Sale Raises Money for Charity

Proceeds from the sale will be benefiting the Dance for Hope Scholarship Fund. These funds will provide scholarships for young dancers to go to summer dance programs and intensives.

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Stolen Car in Murfreesboro
Stolen Car in Murfreesboro

A brand new Chevrolet Impala worth a little under $40,000 was stolen in Murfreesboro. The car was believed to have been stolen from the parking lot of Woodgate Farms apartments on St. Andrews Drive.

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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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ESP Partners with Murfreesboro Soccer Club to create Strikers City Academy
ESP Partners with Murfreesboro Soccer Club to create Strikers City Academy

The Extended School Program (ESP) at Murfreesboro City Schools and the Murfreesboro Soccer Club have partnered to offer students a top-tier soccer experience - Strikers City Academy.

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Tennessee Maintains Highest Graduation Rate on Record
Tennessee Maintains Highest Graduation Rate on Record

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that the 2017-18 high school graduation rate held steady at 89.1 percent, which is the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.

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Discovery School in Murfreesboro Named National Blue Ribbon School
Discovery School in Murfreesboro Named National Blue Ribbon School

The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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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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TN Cities Push Forward with Zero-Emission Priorities
TN Cities Push Forward with Zero-Emission Priorities

Livable Nashville has a goal of reducing vehicle emissions citywide 70 percent by 2050, with even higher goals for the city's transportation fleet.

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Fleet Feet Project Zero
Fleet Feet Project Zero

"The running community is a powerful force for change and good, particularly when united together for a cause," says Joey Pointer, CEO and President of Fleet Feet.

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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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Murfreesboro Native Named Recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award
Murfreesboro Native Named Recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award

Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.

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More Art in Murfreesboro - Greenway Recap
More Art in Murfreesboro - Greenway Recap

Talented artists recently displayed their work along the Greenway trail at Old Fort Park. Guest to the park had the opportunity to browse through booths of original artwork in a family-friendly park setting.

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Barfield Camp Out for the Family this Fall Break
Barfield Camp Out for the Family this Fall Break

This October, the "Outdoor Adventure Crew" within the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department will be holding a camp out. Becci Johnson told WGNS the camp out will be in Barfield Park....

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Seatbelt Use in Rutherford County Comes In at 90%
Seatbelt Use in Rutherford County Comes In at 90%

Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...

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REMINDER: Special Kids Banquet Thursday Evening
REMINDER: Special Kids Banquet Thursday Evening

The Special Kids Banquet will be held this Thursday night (9/27/18). Entertainment will be provided by Logan Blade, a young man who was diagnosed with autism at age two.

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Shoplifters Strike Again at Local Department Store
Shoplifters Strike Again at Local Department Store

This time around, two females entered the store on September 21,2018 and started taking items... A lost prevention worker spotted the duo and kept a watchful eye on the women.

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Local business closes in Murfreesboro - With plans for the future
Local business closes in Murfreesboro - With plans for the future

Danielle Sapienza, owner of Reox Automotive, told WGNS that they are closing their local business near the Broad and Medical Center Parkway intersection in Murfreesboro.

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Annual VA report shows Nashville, Murfreesboro facilities improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans
Annual VA report shows Nashville, Murfreesboro facilities improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans

Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.

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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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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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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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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Two members of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) team departed for Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Sept. 20 to support the Durham VA Medical Center in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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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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Will you donate a Christmas Tree for the Murfreesboro Square?
Will you donate a Christmas Tree for the Murfreesboro Square?

Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.

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Employee of TJ Maxx Accused of Stealing Over $1300 in Merchandise
Employee of TJ Maxx Accused of Stealing Over $1300 in Merchandise

A sizable theft was reported at TJ Maxx on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. The shoplifting incident was reported on Tuesday (9/18/18) afternoon.

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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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2 Charged with Impersonating a Licensed Professional - 1 Charged with Money Laundering
2 Charged with Impersonating a Licensed Professional - 1 Charged with Money Laundering

Arrest reports show that 45 year old Tianmao Bo has been charged with money laundering and three counts of impersonating a licensed professional.

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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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Subject accused of rape pleads guilty to Aggravated Assault - Suspended Sentence
Subject accused of rape pleads guilty to Aggravated Assault - Suspended Sentence

According to police reports, Matthew Kluge was accused of raping a woman in 2017. The case was investigated by Murfreesboro Police Detective Michael Yates.

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Special Kids Banquet Nearing in Murfreesboro
Special Kids Banquet Nearing in Murfreesboro

Only a few open seats remain for the Special Kids Banquet on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.

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FRIDAY: VA to host POW/MIA Day event
FRIDAY: VA to host POW/MIA Day event

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will hold a special ceremony honoring former Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA) on Friday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.

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Stolen Sedan Recovered by Murfreesboro Police - Arrest Made
Stolen Sedan Recovered by Murfreesboro Police - Arrest Made

A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with theft after police pulled over the vehicle he was operating that returned as stolen.

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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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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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Teen arrested on Felony Drug Charges Admits to Selling Weed
Teen arrested on Felony Drug Charges Admits to Selling Weed

According to the report filed by police, "Mr. Kincaid understanding he was still under Miranda, admitted that he does not work and all of his cash was from selling marijuana."

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Attempted Kidnapping of 15 Year Old in Kroger Parking Lot
Attempted Kidnapping of 15 Year Old in Kroger Parking Lot

The assailant was described as a white male wearing a black hat, grey t-shirt, black sunglasses, black pants and black shoes.

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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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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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Over 4,000 Expected at the 4th Annual Stones River Championship at Siegel High School
Over 4,000 Expected at the 4th Annual Stones River Championship at Siegel High School

The Siegel High School Band will proudly host the 4th Annual Stones River Championship high school band competition to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN.

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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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Homeless Veteran in Murfreesboro Nursing Baby Squirrel Back to Health
Homeless Veteran in Murfreesboro Nursing Baby Squirrel Back to Health

Randy McDonald, a homeless veteran in Murfreesboro, has a new friend...

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Murfreesboro launches new Internal Services Division
Murfreesboro launches new Internal Services Division

The City of Murfreesboro launched the fifth and final new division--the Internal Services Division today (Sept. 11)--as the City reorganizes its administrative structure to enhance customer service.

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Suspect in LaVergne Statutory Rape Case Facing 19 Charges in October
Suspect in LaVergne Statutory Rape Case Facing 19 Charges in October

A plea date for an aggravated rape suspect is nearing in the Rutherford County Courts.

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Special Kids Banquet is Filling Up
Special Kids Banquet is Filling Up

The Special Kids Banquet being held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro is filling up.

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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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Owner of Wine Cellar store in Murfreesboro Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering
Owner of Wine Cellar store in Murfreesboro Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Kishan Patel pleading guilty to theft, money laundering, and tax fraud.

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Main Street's Evening on Lytle fundraiser is Sept. 18
Main Street's Evening on Lytle fundraiser is Sept. 18

"We have been told that our property once belonged to the Maneys and was the entrance to the drive to Oaklands Mansion," Amy Cottle explained. The Cottles purchased the house in 2016, and they are the fourth family to own the home.

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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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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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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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Road Rage Incident in Murfreesboro Leads to Attack and Arrest
Road Rage Incident in Murfreesboro Leads to Attack and Arrest

Murfreesboro Police responded to a road rage incident in recent weeks. When the first officer arrived on the scene he reported that he witnessed two subjects in the street, one holding a large flashlight covered in blood.

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Man arrested for unlawful use of 9-1-1
Man arrested for unlawful use of 9-1-1

A Lascassas Pike man was accused of unlawfully using the 9-1-1 line in Murfreesboro. Police say he called dispatch and advised them that he had been shot. He then called back to say he was "shot at" and not shot.

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2 Out of 3 People in Tennessee will be impacted by Drunk Driving
2 Out of 3 People in Tennessee will be impacted by Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.

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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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7,200 Wreaths Needed for 7,200 Graves
7,200 Wreaths Needed for 7,200 Graves

"Wreaths Across America" is starting their annual drive to sell Christmas Wreaths that will be placed on more than 7,200 graves at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

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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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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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A Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor and City Council Members Sept. 6
A Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor and City Council Members Sept. 6

General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Mayor Shane McFarland and Murfreesboro City Council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, and the newest Council member, Ronnie Martin, during a special ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 6...

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More Labor Day DUI Checkpoints Announced in Rutherford County
More Labor Day DUI Checkpoints Announced in Rutherford County

Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.

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Traveling With AFib - 5 Things to Know from St. Thomas Rutherford
Traveling With AFib - 5 Things to Know from St. Thomas Rutherford

As the last chance to squeeze in a three-day weekend for many people, Labor Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With potential travel delays and the unexpected potentially becoming reality, it's even more important for the millions of people living with atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, to be prepared.

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A Murfreesboro man has been convicted again... for another sex related offense.
A Murfreesboro man has been convicted again... for another sex related offense.

The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.

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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is pleased to announce its Banquet will be held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is pleased to announce its Banquet will be held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is pleased to announce its Banquet will be held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.

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Help for the Needy in Rutherford County Comes with a New Face and new Executive Director
Help for the Needy in Rutherford County Comes with a New Face and new Executive Director

H3 ARC, which is an acronym, has a new leader. Bill Kraus said he is ready to help those in need...

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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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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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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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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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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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Rutherford County to see Grand Opening of New Greenway Section Saturday
Rutherford County to see Grand Opening of New Greenway Section Saturday

The City of La Vergne is excited to officially open the new Hurricane Creek Greenway on Saturday, August 25th.

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Announces Promotion to Captain
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Announces Promotion to Captain

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Richard Crick was recently promoted to Captain.

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Help Murfreesboro, Tennessee Non-Profit Win a $25,000 Grant and hire a Case Worker
Help Murfreesboro, Tennessee Non-Profit Win a $25,000 Grant and hire a Case Worker

In Murfreesboro, only one non-profit made the cut. That non-profit is Murfreesboro Cold Patrol, which serves homeless in our community not only in winter months, but on a daily basis. If they receive the grant money, the goal is to put a full time case manager on the streets of Murfreesboro.

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City launches new Utility Enterprises Division; Third new division part of process to reorganize City's administrative structure
City launches new Utility Enterprises Division; Third new division part of process to reorganize City's administrative structure

The City of Murfreesboro launched a third new division--the Utility Enterprises Division Friday (Aug. 17)--as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City's administrative structure and enhance customer service.

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Murfreesboro Building Fees to GO UP
Murfreesboro Building Fees to GO UP

The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department is announcing the August 27 effective date of new residential construction permit fees.

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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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Police in Middle TN to Be On the Lookout for a Ford Fiesta- Driver Accused of Striking / Killing Pedestrian
Police in Middle TN to Be On the Lookout for a Ford Fiesta- Driver Accused of Striking / Killing Pedestrian

Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. The car did sustain damage.

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Providence Christian Academy Growing in Murfreesboro
Providence Christian Academy Growing in Murfreesboro

Providence Christian Academy has experienced unprecedented growth in student enrollment again this year. The total enrollment for students in PreK- 12th grade has increased nearly 40% over the past two years. PCA now has more than 530 students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year.

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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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PIKCIN' ON THE SQUARE will be August 23rd in Murfreesboro
PIKCIN' ON THE SQUARE will be August 23rd in Murfreesboro

Enjoy a talented lineup of professional performers when Dan Shafer ("The Voice" contestant), comedian and musician Gary Jenkins and Murfreesboro's own hitmaker Tim James join forces for PIKCIN' ON THE SQUARE from 6-9 p.m Aug. 23 at Puckett's on the square in Murfreesboro.

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School of Christian Thought: When Forgiveness Hurts
School of Christian Thought: When Forgiveness Hurts

The girl behind the photo - at age nine she was photographed, running naked up a road with her skin on fire and screaming in agony. She was fleeing the horrors of the Vietnam War and, luckily, she escaped her death from napalm to tell her story.

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Third Generation of Walls Firefighters Begins Career at Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue
Third Generation of Walls Firefighters Begins Career at Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue

Caleb Walls' first day on the job as a Fire Trainee was August 6, exactly 28 years after his dad, Captain Clay Walls, started his firefighting career at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.

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Photos of Rutherford County homes in the 1930's
Photos of Rutherford County homes in the 1930's

Photos of homes throughout Rutherford County in the 1930's will be on display in the windows of Shacklett's Photography on the Murfreesboro Square. Gloria Christy stated...

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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...

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Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story
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UPDATE on the stabbing at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro on 8/11/18
UPDATE on the stabbing at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro on 8/11/18

After the police reports were released, it was confirmed that the victim was stabbed multiple times in the face.

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Arrest Made in a Recent Construction Theft
Arrest Made in a Recent Construction Theft

Evidently, the theft involved about $1500 worth of shingles. The original report shows they were stolen in the 2,000 block of East Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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Are Apartment Complexes to Close to One Another in Murfreesboro?
Are Apartment Complexes to Close to One Another in Murfreesboro?

Moving forward for apartment complexes in Murfreesboro, it may be a good idea to spread apartments out a little more... That thought according to Mayor Shane McFarland...

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Fake $15,000 Check Lands Woman in Rutherford County Jail
Fake $15,000 Check Lands Woman in Rutherford County Jail

A Huntsville, Alabama woman has been taken to jail in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.

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Man Shows Murfreesboro Police a Hungarian Passport After Being Accused of Criminal Simulation
Man Shows Murfreesboro Police a Hungarian Passport After Being Accused of Criminal Simulation

Five counts of "Criminal Simulation" were levied against a Nashville man during his recent trip to First Bank in Murfreesboro.

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Special Kids 20 Year Celebration is this Saturday, August 18
Special Kids 20 Year Celebration is this Saturday, August 18

Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is preparing for their 20 Year Celebration taking place this weekend on Saturday, August 18. They recently had a former patient and her mother come back to campus for a tour and sit down to reflect on the past.

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Wilson Bank & Trust named 19th Best Bank in Nation
Wilson Bank & Trust named 19th Best Bank in Nation

Wilson Bank & Trust has been named one of the top banks in the nation. With more on this story, here's WGNS' Scott Walker...

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Additional School Safety Features and More in Tennessee
Additional School Safety Features and More in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday (8/14/18) announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue says to Remember in Fires:
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue says to Remember in Fires: "Close the door!"

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) are telling the community to remember those words during a fire.

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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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Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way
Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way

Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving

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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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'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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Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Murder in Aid of Racketeering in Middle Tennessee
Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Murder in Aid of Racketeering in Middle Tennessee

A federal grand jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee returned a five-count indictment, charging two members of the MS-13 gang with murder in aid of racketeering...

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Office Works to Further Increase Ethical Standards
Rutherford County Property Assessor Office Works to Further Increase Ethical Standards

The "3 Star" program will emphasize employee development and training, internal systems controls, development of ethical standards, transparency and establishment of clearly defined organizational structures.

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Three Finalist in the Murfreesboro City Attorney Position
Three Finalist in the Murfreesboro City Attorney Position

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet on August 15th to interview three finalist for the vacant city attorney position.

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Murfreesboro Police and Fire with Rapper Big Smo Collaborate on Lip Sync Challenge
Murfreesboro Police and Fire with Rapper Big Smo Collaborate on Lip Sync Challenge

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Police Departments are slated to release their Lip Sync Challenge video this week. The two departments collaborated with country rap musician "Big Smo..."

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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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Grant for Volunteer Fire Departments Available
Grant for Volunteer Fire Departments Available

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is accepting grant applications for the 2018-19 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program from now until Sept. 14, 2018.

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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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State Troopers to Watch for Drunken Drivers Labor Day Weekend
State Troopers to Watch for Drunken Drivers Labor Day Weekend

On Labor Day Weekend, which starts at the end of this month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to be out in full force.

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Greenhouse Ministries in the Streets of Murfreesboro
Greenhouse Ministries in the Streets of Murfreesboro

Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro is partnering with local churches to help those who may not be able to do simple tasks around their home. Cliff Sharp with Greenhouse stated...

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Police Chase on I-24 in nearby Coffee County
Police Chase on I-24 in nearby Coffee County

On Monday afternoon at approximately 12:15 pm on I-24 in Coffee County, Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark received a "Be on the Lookout" for a stolen vehicle traveling westbound on the interstate.

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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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VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna
VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) mental health officials will host the sixth annual Community Mental Health/Homeless Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

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Scams continue for Murfreesboro Electric Customers
Scams continue for Murfreesboro Electric Customers

Scams continue in Murfreesboro that involve the customers of Murfreesboro Electric. Spokesperson Amy Byers stated...

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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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Large cat spotted behind Coconut Bay Cafe in Murfreesboro  - VIDEO
Large cat spotted behind Coconut Bay Cafe in Murfreesboro - VIDEO

Spotted by Molly Peco in Murfreesboro TN at Coconut Bay Cafe...

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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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St. Clair Street Senior Center must cut $124,000 from budget
St. Clair Street Senior Center must cut $124,000 from budget

The St. Clair Street Senior Center is cutting their budget, as advised by the City of Murfreesboro. Senior center Director Connie Rigsby said they have to cut $124,000...

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TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro is Hiring
TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro is Hiring

Karah Pennington is the Human Resources Director of TrustPoint Hospital and she recently spoke to WGNS' Marty Daniels about their plan to hire more employees. You can hear that interview below:

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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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Senators Ketron and Reeves announce TDOT grant for improving sidewalks on Mercury Blvd.
Senators Ketron and Reeves announce TDOT grant for improving sidewalks on Mercury Blvd.

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that Murfreesboro will receive a $1 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to improve sidewalks on Mercury Blvd.

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MTSU students honored for learning by doing in recording, communication fields
MTSU students honored for learning by doing in recording, communication fields

Two MTSU graduates are being recognized for their exceptional achievements in the Experiential Learning Scholars Program.

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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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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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City of LaVergne Growing - State of the City
City of LaVergne Growing - State of the City

The new population count will bring in another $250,000 annually in state / shared revenue.

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Search warrant served at Murfreesboro Home - Drugs Seized
Search warrant served at Murfreesboro Home - Drugs Seized

A bag of what was believed to be cocaine was found along with marijuana and multiple drug paraphernalia items during the recent execution of a search warrant in Murfreesboro.

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Fentanyl Located in Murfreesboro Hotel Room - Trio Arrested
Fentanyl Located in Murfreesboro Hotel Room - Trio Arrested

...Officers later field tested the drugs and quickly discovered what they seized was not heroin at all... it was Fentanyl.

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Female Passenger Killed Thursday Morning in W. Jefferson Pk. Head-On Crash
Female Passenger Killed Thursday Morning in W. Jefferson Pk. Head-On Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle head-on fatal crash that occurred on Thursday (8/2/18) morning on West Jefferson Pike near Mona Road in Rutherford County.

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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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SRO Exercise Included Active Aggressor at Local School
SRO Exercise Included Active Aggressor at Local School

Teacher Tristan Brown feels safer after Rutherford County Sheriff's school resource officers trained for an active aggressor scenario Tuesday at a county elementary school.

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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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Reducing Crashes on Highway 70 through Rutherford County and Beyond
Reducing Crashes on Highway 70 through Rutherford County and Beyond

Reducing traffic fatalities and crashes on U.S. Highway 70 will be the goal of Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies joining other officers statewide in the "Safe on Seventy" campaign through Friday.

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Celebrating One Year with Project HOPE
Celebrating One Year with Project HOPE

Doors of Hope has provided pre-release education and transition planning at the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center (RCCWC) for several years.

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Alleged Hoverboard Thief reportedly selling items on FaceBook Marketplace
Alleged Hoverboard Thief reportedly selling items on FaceBook Marketplace

Here's an odd theft... At Walmart on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro, a man entered the store on three separate occasions and stole four Hoverboards and window air conditioning units.

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SUV's Stolen from Local Car Dealer
SUV's Stolen from Local Car Dealer

A vehicle that was dropped off to be repaired at Chevrolet of Murfreesboro was reportedly stolen. Evidently, it was not the only car taken from the dealer.

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UPDATE: New Electric Meters being Installed by Murfreesboro Electric
UPDATE: New Electric Meters being Installed by Murfreesboro Electric

UPDATE ON THE NEW ELECTRIC METERS: New electric meters are being installed by Murfreesboro Electric. Spokesperson Amy Byers told WGNS NEWS...

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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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No Smoking in Public Housing as of July 31, 2018
No Smoking in Public Housing as of July 31, 2018

Smoking will be prohibited in public housing units across Tennessee and the U.S. effective July 31, 2018. The smoke-free rule is part of a larger ///

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Schools to be BACK in Session
Schools to be BACK in Session

Murfreesboro City Schools say that Wednesday, August 1st is the first half day of classes. Rutherford County goes back on August 6th...

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Second Harvest Food Bank Celebrates Grand Opening
Second Harvest Food Bank Celebrates Grand Opening

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.

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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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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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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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20th Year Celebration for Special Kids in Murfreesboro
20th Year Celebration for Special Kids in Murfreesboro

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is pleased to announce their 20 Year Celebration that will be held on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00AM - 2:00PM...

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Murfreesboro City Council Votes To Create New Role
Murfreesboro City Council Votes To Create New Role

Murfreesboro City Council votes to create a new role, the Utilities Director will be over both the Water Resources Department and Electric Department which will be streamlined into the City's organizational structure.

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Council Approves New Meeting Time
Council Approves New Meeting Time

Meetings in a workshop format allow staff and Council to discuss City issues and are a useful means to facilitate discussions, provide information, and receive Council direction.

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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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Traffic stop ends with suspect allowing police into his home to recover marijuana
Traffic stop ends with suspect allowing police into his home to recover marijuana

One full pound of marijuana was seized by police at a home on Monty Court in Murfreesboro. The drugs were seized shortly after police say they observed 21-year-old...

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Gun shots ring out in the Walmart Parking Lot - No arrests yet
Gun shots ring out in the Walmart Parking Lot - No arrests yet

Some shoppers of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway are still shaken after shots rang out around 9:45 this past Sunday night (7/22/18).

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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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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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Update on January 7, 2018 Murder in Murfreesboro
Update on January 7, 2018 Murder in Murfreesboro

On January 7th of this year, a man was shot and killed on Castleview Drive in Murfreesboro. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones has an update....

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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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Murfreesboro-native Jaelee Roberts Attends GRAMMY Camp
Murfreesboro-native Jaelee Roberts Attends GRAMMY Camp

Daughter of Andrea Roberts (The Andrea Roberts Agency) and Danny Roberts (The Grascals) learns from the industry's best at 5 day music and music business intensive in Los Angeles

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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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SIX Arrested at Murfreesboro Apartment by Gang Unit
SIX Arrested at Murfreesboro Apartment by Gang Unit

A total of six people were arrested at The Point at Raiders Crossing apartments by the Murfreesboro Police Gang and Special Operations Unit.

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Lewisburg, TN Man Charged with
Lewisburg, TN Man Charged with "Enhancement of Hate Crime" in Murfreesboro after alleged Attack

The official report obtained by WGNS showed, "Mr. Wiley had sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for grabbing his penis."

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More Sobriety Checkpoints Coming Up
More Sobriety Checkpoints Coming Up

More sobriety checkpoints are being planned for Rutherford County...

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Tennessee Planning Execution Next Month
Tennessee Planning Execution Next Month

Tennessee's first execution in almost a decade is now scheduled for next month.

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Murfreesboro Permit Fees Likely Going UP
Murfreesboro Permit Fees Likely Going UP

The City of Murfreesboro is proposing an increase to most permit fees, including residential building permits for new construction and renovations.

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Governor Candidates Spending Large Amounts of Money
Governor Candidates Spending Large Amounts of Money

Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.

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MEMPHIS: The Play in Murfreesboro
MEMPHIS: The Play in Murfreesboro

The Center for the Arts is taking the community on a musical journey of cultural revolution with Memphis the Musical on stage this Friday, July 13- 29.

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No Smoking in Public Housing
No Smoking in Public Housing

Smoking will no longer be allowed inside public housing nationwide starting on July 31.

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Groundbreaking for NEW Murfreesboro City School
Groundbreaking for NEW Murfreesboro City School

Murfreesboro City School's 13th elementary school is slated to open for the 2019-20 school year. The official groundbreaking for the school is planned for Tuesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. The school site is located at 3275 St. Andrews Drive, just off Veterans Parkway.

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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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$68,000+ Truck Stolen from Murfreesboro Auto Dealer
$68,000+ Truck Stolen from Murfreesboro Auto Dealer

A $68,000 truck was stolen from Chevrolet of Murfreesboro. The theft was reported on Monday morning.

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TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails
TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.

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Sex Trafficking in Rutherford County a Big Business
Sex Trafficking in Rutherford County a Big Business

Over 100 juvenile and adult sex trafficking cases were reported in Rutherford, Coffee and Davidson Counties in 2011 alone. That would be over 100 in each county, according to one study year.

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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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Siegel High School Student to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum
Siegel High School Student to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum

This summer, O'Brien Gentry will join outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF):

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The Butterfly Effect: MTSU Professor Looks Into the Idea
The Butterfly Effect: MTSU Professor Looks Into the Idea

One small change could lead to one large impact. With more on this thought, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss...

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Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement Endorses Mariah Phillips
Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement Endorses Mariah Phillips

Today, Mariah Phillips, a public school teacher and candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 4th District, received the endorsement of former Middle Tennessee Congressman Bob Clement.

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Rutherford and Davidson County Teens Charged with Five Separate Saturday Night Armed Robberies in South Nashville
Rutherford and Davidson County Teens Charged with Five Separate Saturday Night Armed Robberies in South Nashville

Two teens, Jannette Esquivel, 19, and Aaron Trejo, 17, are charged with five separate armed hold-ups that occurred Saturday night in South Nashville, including a shooting in the 3200 block of Cloudfalls Trace that critically injured a male victim.

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Man Charged with Second DUI and Leaving the Scene in Murfreesboro
Man Charged with Second DUI and Leaving the Scene in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man who told police he was an Uber driver was arrested and charged with his second DUI after allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident. However, Uber says that he never drove for them.

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Murfreesboro man accused of hitting and kicking Cool Springs Target employee
Murfreesboro man accused of hitting and kicking Cool Springs Target employee

A Murfreesboro man has been accused of attacking a security employee at a Target store in Williamson County, TN.

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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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Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists joins Saint Thomas Medical Partners
Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists joins Saint Thomas Medical Partners

Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the world's largest Catholic health system and one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country.

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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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Murfreesboro home broken into TWICE - Suspect Captured on VIDEO
Murfreesboro home broken into TWICE - Suspect Captured on VIDEO

Evidently, the homeowners were out of town when the first break in occurred, but little did the culprits know that the residents returned home after the first crime and installed security cameras.

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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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Murfreesboro woman shot in Nashville - Realizes it was a bullet the next day
Murfreesboro woman shot in Nashville - Realizes it was a bullet the next day

A Murfreesboro woman was shot in Nashville on the 4th of July, but didn't realize she had been hit by a bullet until the following day.

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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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It Takes a Village: TN Group Looks to End Youth Violence
It Takes a Village: TN Group Looks to End Youth Violence

More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army.

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MTSU officials say university stands ready to assist displaced Art Institute students
MTSU officials say university stands ready to assist displaced Art Institute students

Middle Tennessee State University officials said Thursday, July 5, that they stand ready to assist Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville students affected by the institution's decision to suspend enrollment.

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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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TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State
TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee.

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Additional County Clerk Offices Expected as Rutherford County Grows
Additional County Clerk Offices Expected as Rutherford County Grows

As Rutherford County continues to grow, so does the number of vehicles on the roadway. More vehicles equals more lines in the county clerk office. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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ATF Warns of Illegal Fireworks and More
ATF Warns of Illegal Fireworks and More

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division reminds the public, whether attending community fireworks displays or celebrating with backyard fireworks, to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks.

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100 Cats Seized / Taken In by PAWS of Rutherford County - Adoptions a Priority
100 Cats Seized / Taken In by PAWS of Rutherford County - Adoptions a Priority

The Pet Adoption and Welfare Services office in Murfreesboro has an emergency on hand as they just took in some 100 cats. Hannah Bleam explains...

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Murfreesboro Parks want YOUR Input
Murfreesboro Parks want YOUR Input

The City of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold a public input meeting regarding existing and future facilities and programs of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Indecent Exposure South Church / Veterans Pkwy Parking Lot
Indecent Exposure South Church / Veterans Pkwy Parking Lot

Murfreesboro Police were called to a South Church Street parking lot on Monday in regards to an indecent exposure situation.

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Cole Joins Staff at Local United Way
Cole Joins Staff at Local United Way

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently hired Michael Cole as the Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives.

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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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July 13th the coveted Trail Blazer Award will be presented to the
July 13th the coveted Trail Blazer Award will be presented to the "Queen of Bluegrass" at Uncle Dave Macon Days

The 2018 Uncle Dave Macon Days is proud to announce as a part of the 2018 Festival the Annual Trail Blazer Award Winner--Rhonda Vincent.

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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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Missing 59-Year Old Man Drowned In Stones River
Missing 59-Year Old Man Drowned In Stones River

59-year old Floyd Walter Corley, Jr. was reported missing from Walter Hill Park this past Sunday afternoon. Searchers later found his body beside the dam shortly after lunchtime on Monday.

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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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Job opportunities for Rutherford County inmates
Job opportunities for Rutherford County inmates

Job opportunities for inmates arrived in the form of a Hyundai forklift Friday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Burger Republic Caters to Canines
Burger Republic Caters to Canines

Servers will offer canine customers bowls of water and complimentary doggy treats.

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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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Hemp Company / Store in Murfreesboro wants to Set the Record Straight
Hemp Company / Store in Murfreesboro wants to Set the Record Straight

A local company called "Tennessee Hemp Supply, LLC," that has a location in Murfreesboro, says they need to set the record straight.

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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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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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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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MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect  potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover
MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover

Three years of investigation conducted by a Middle Tennessee State University chemistry researcher, two of his graduate students and three researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has led to a unique design for monitoring acetaminophen (a common ingredient in pain medications) to prevent overdose, resulting in liver damage.

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Non Profit Greenhouse Ministries Continues to Move Forward with New Building Plans
Non Profit Greenhouse Ministries Continues to Move Forward with New Building Plans

Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro continues to move forward with expansion plans. The local non-profit is in the process of raising money to pay for the construction of more space. Christy Sanford with Greenhouse explains...

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MTSU Football Hosted Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Football Hosted Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

On Wednesday, June 20, Coach Rick Stockstill and the MTSU Football team and staff hosted a football clinic for children and youth with special needs attending Camp Ability of Special Kids.

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41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro
41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro

Grab your banjos and shine you dancin' shoes--the 41st annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is set to kick-off at Cannonsburgh Village, Friday afternoon 1pm, July 13th and Saturday morning 9am, July 14th in historic Murfreeesboro, Tennessee...

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Helping those most in need
Helping those most in need

First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro will host a special event this Friday night called, "Living a better story." Funds raised this Friday at 6:30pm will go to the "Mahima Ministries" program.

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Fire Marshal's Office Requests Assistance with Fireworks Related Arson
Fire Marshal's Office Requests Assistance with Fireworks Related Arson

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office requests the public's assistance in obtaining information related to a string of fireworks-related incidents that occurred Tuesday evening, including one case of arson.

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Good Samaritans Extinguish Grass Fire in Murfreesboro Area
Good Samaritans Extinguish Grass Fire in Murfreesboro Area

Thompson told WGNS that the fire may have been caused by someone throwing their cigarette out the window.

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55,276 DUI Arrests in Tennessee over 11 year period
55,276 DUI Arrests in Tennessee over 11 year period

Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.

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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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Murfreesboro offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4
Murfreesboro offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4

In observance of Independence Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed. Rover, the City's public transportation system, will not run on Independence Day.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Director says that more help is needed with Mental Illnesses
Murfreesboro City Schools Director says that more help is needed with Mental Illnesses

Murfreesboro City Schools Director Linda Gilbert is looking at what can be done when it comes to helping children and sometimes their parents that suffer from severe mental health issues...

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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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MPD begins operating at new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters
MPD begins operating at new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters

REMINDER: As of Monday, June 25, 2018, the Murfreesboro Police Department will officially operate out of the new Police Headquarters facility located at 1004 North Highland Ave.

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Osborne Named Instructional Effectiveness Coordinator for Murfreesboro Schools
Osborne Named Instructional Effectiveness Coordinator for Murfreesboro Schools

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, has announced the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Osborne as Coordinator of Instructional Effectiveness and Assessment.

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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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Murfreesboro July 4th Celebration
Murfreesboro July 4th Celebration

The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Wednesday, July 4...

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Council Approves Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility
Council Approves Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility

The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 21) formally approved two (architectural and engineering) firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility.

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UPDATE: Emission Testing of Vehicles in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Emission Testing of Vehicles in Rutherford County

State Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) and State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) held a joint town hall meeting in Smyrna Tuesday to discuss the 2018 legislative session.

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Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time
Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

The 47-year-old Weir is facing a 16-count indictment after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old Coffee County student in 2015.

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Child Abuse Prevention Movement Adds Five New Trainers
Child Abuse Prevention Movement Adds Five New Trainers

"The Child Advocacy Center set an ambitious goal to train 5% of the adult population in Rutherford and Cannon Counties how to protect children from child sexual abuse utilizing the Darkness to Light Curriculum," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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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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Getting rid of PAIN without surgery or pain medication at the David Price Center
Getting rid of PAIN without surgery or pain medication at the David Price Center

Imagine a therapy that uses your own stem cells to tackle pain as opposed to having surgery or taking pain medication. Kennedy Fike with the David Price I-MAC Center in Murfreesboro explains...

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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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Driving a Solid Waste Department Truck in Rutherford County
Driving a Solid Waste Department Truck in Rutherford County

WGNS' Scott Walker Spoke to Rutherford County Solid Waste truck driver Stan Gibbs on Thursday about his love for the community and what he likes about working for the county...

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More Rover Bus Routes Possible in the Future
More Rover Bus Routes Possible in the Future

With a future Rover Bus Station to be built in Murfreesboro on West Main Street, the potential of new bus routes will be a reality.

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Murfreesboro Police to Carry Narcan
Murfreesboro Police to Carry Narcan

The drug has been a life saving tool over the years in preventing deaths on heroin overdose calls. Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen stated...

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Approximately 5 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Murfreesboro
Approximately 5 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro Police Gang Detective was notified after one pound of marijuana was found inside the apartment of a man on the New Salem Highway.

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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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Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made
Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made

A woman by the name of Emily M. Hart has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started in 2016 at 1730 Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Man who overdosed in Murfreesboro to face drug charges
Man who overdosed in Murfreesboro to face drug charges

What was labeled as an "Unintentional Drug Overdose" in Murfreesboro has led to warrants being filed for the alleged sale or distribution of narcotics.

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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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Parking in Downtown Murfreesboro on and near the Square
Parking in Downtown Murfreesboro on and near the Square

Parking around the Murfreesboro Square will likely change over the next few years as downtown businesses continue to see more customers.

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Wading in Lytle Creek Every Wednesday in Murfreesboro and MORE
Wading in Lytle Creek Every Wednesday in Murfreesboro and MORE

WET and WILD Wednesdays will be conducted at Old Fort Park at the Overall Street entrance each Wednesday during the month of June.

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City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac Distillery Development access road
City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac Distillery Development access road

The City of Murfreesboro has received notice of $5.58 million in State Industrial Access (SIA) funding for the Sazerac Distillery Development Public Road.

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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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Drive a BIG Truck for a Living in Rutherford County - Hiring Opportunity
Drive a BIG Truck for a Living in Rutherford County - Hiring Opportunity

Local resident Kenny Manley drives a truck for a living, but he is home by at least 3:00 each day. In other words, he drives a truck in Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape

The arrest, made by Detective Tommy Roberts on June 1st, came after police were called to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in regards to the potential case.

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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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Murfreesboro Native serves with Navy Strike Fighter Squadron
Murfreesboro Native serves with Navy Strike Fighter Squadron

A 2015 Dekalb County High School graduate and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world's most advanced warplanes.

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Over 9 Grams of Crystal Meth Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
Over 9 Grams of Crystal Meth Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A little more than 9 grams of crystal meth was seized by Murfreesboro Police when they stopped a subject who was not wearing a seatbelt and had his windows tinted too dark.

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9 Vehicles in North Maple Street Area Allegedly Broken Into - 1 Man Arrested
9 Vehicles in North Maple Street Area Allegedly Broken Into - 1 Man Arrested

Murfreesboro Police observed a man get into a white GMC Yukon parked behind an address on North Maple Street.

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Annual Garden Party in Murfreesboro
Annual Garden Party in Murfreesboro

For this year's Secret Garden Party on June 1, the committee is planning a breezy Italian summer supper at the Georgetown home of Christy Fancher.

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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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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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Interview with Paul Hatton Sr. in Murfreesboro - Hatton Automotive
Interview with Paul Hatton Sr. in Murfreesboro - Hatton Automotive

WGNS' Scott Walker recently spoke to Paul Hatton Sr. with Hatton Automotive in Murfreesboro...

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Interview with local Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor
Interview with local Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor

UPDATE: The story of a local stroke and heart attack survivor...

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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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Hitting the lake or river this weekend for Memorial Day?
Hitting the lake or river this weekend for Memorial Day?

Looking Back: "In 2016, more than 21 million people recreated at Lake Barkley, Cheatham Lake, Old Hickory Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Lake Cumberland, Laurel River Lake and Martins Fork Lake in the Nashville District."

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Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills
Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills

A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.

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12 Traffic Related Deaths in Rutherford County for 2018
12 Traffic Related Deaths in Rutherford County for 2018

They are among 12 people who have died from traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County. Seven of those people were not wearing seat belts. Four people who died were riding motorcycles.

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TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend
TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.

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Retired Principal Barton Running for Murfreesboro City School Board Seat
Retired Principal Barton Running for Murfreesboro City School Board Seat

"I retired as Principal of John Pittard Elementary School in June 2017, and I am still very tuned into what goes on in our city schools. As the Board prepares to build its next school in the coming year, my involvement with the construction of John Pittard Elementary School will be helpful," Barton said.

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Fleet Feet to Host Largest Global Running Day Event for Second Year
Fleet Feet to Host Largest Global Running Day Event for Second Year

Fleet Feet, the local retail leader in building and supporting the Murfreesboro running community, will participate in the brand's nationally coordinated running event, The Big Run, in celebration of Global Running Day on June 6.

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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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MTSU orientation welcomes new freshmen, Class of 2022
MTSU orientation welcomes new freshmen, Class of 2022

About 3,000 freshmen -- the Class of 2022 -- and 2,500 transfers -- the Class of '20 -- are being welcomed by MTSU officials and departments as CUSTOMS orientation is fully under way.

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2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Through combined efforts with My Free Taxes, a free online filing service, the economic impact from the VITA program has increased by ten percent over last year.

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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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Cherry Lane Extension in Murfreesboro Explained
Cherry Lane Extension in Murfreesboro Explained

The Cherry Lane Extension project between Broad Street to Interstate 840 and then to Highway 231 is closer than some may think. At least it is hoped to be closer. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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Reported Threats to DCS Ends with Arrest of a Local Woman
Reported Threats to DCS Ends with Arrest of a Local Woman

A woman in Rutherford County allegedly made a threat to someone about "Blowing up DCS." The threat came shortly after children were removed from the custody of the 37 year old suspect.

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Homeless man in Murfreesboro robbed at Gunpoint
Homeless man in Murfreesboro robbed at Gunpoint

When they arrived at the Sleep Inn parking lot, the men in the truck reportedly robbed the victim. However, the victim didn't have any cash.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Three Counts of
Murfreesboro man charged with Three Counts of "Rape of a Child"

48 Year old Jeffery Allen Anderson has been charged with three counts of "Rape of a Child" and one count of "Aggravated Assault."

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Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective
Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Andrea Knox will be in court as one of the subjects she arrested in 2017 appears before Judge David Bragg. Knox investigates cases of child rape on a daily basis in our community.

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Murfreesboro Electric to hold Safety Exercises
Murfreesboro Electric to hold Safety Exercises

Murfreesboro Electric will hold specialized safety exercises for area lineman this week. Amy Byers with MED spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about the event...

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Murfreesboro man reported to be passed out in Manchester restaurant arrested
Murfreesboro man reported to be passed out in Manchester restaurant arrested

On Thursday (May 10th, 2018) Manchester Police responded to Yamoto restaurant for a welfare check on a subject who appeared to be passed out. The incident ended with the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.

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Woman in motorized wheelchair / shopping cart accused of shoplifting
Woman in motorized wheelchair / shopping cart accused of shoplifting

During a confrontation between the women and a Walmart employee, one of the two females stated, "We weren't even stealing when we came in."

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New Blackman Park to be complete by 2020
New Blackman Park to be complete by 2020

The Blackman Community will soon see construction start on a new West Park.

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Local Murfreesboro School Students Design Their Dream Home
Local Murfreesboro School Students Design Their Dream Home

Students at John Pittard Elementary were outside mapping house plans after spending weeks in the classroom learning ratio and proportional relationships in real-life form.

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A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro, TN
A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro, TN

A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro's Barfield Park on May 11th. You are likely questioning our reporting abilities while trying to figure out how a beach party was held in Murfreesboro...

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Tennessee Board of Regents to decide new president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro
Tennessee Board of Regents to decide new president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, May 30, to consider the appointment of a new president at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro.

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Overall Creek Students Building a Boat... Well Kinda
Overall Creek Students Building a Boat... Well Kinda

As part of the Overall Creek STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) designation, Overall Creek will celebrate STEM day on Thursday, May 17.

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Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested
Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested

As luck would have it, Barrett said that she was weighing the small amount of heroin for a friend when police knocked on the door.

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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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9th Charge for Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro
9th Charge for Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro

A man by the name of Christopher Chaffin has been arrested and charged for the 9th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."

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Two subjects arrested after search warrant executed in Murfreesboro
Two subjects arrested after search warrant executed in Murfreesboro

Two men by the name of Robert and Richard Sanders have been arrested in Murfreesboro after a search warrant was executed at the home of Robert Sanders. The search unfolded at 4209 Woodbury Pike.

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Murfreesboro Homeless Murderer to Remain in Prison for Life
Murfreesboro Homeless Murderer to Remain in Prison for Life

A case involving the murder of a homeless man in Murfreesboro which ended with the conviction of Charles Lee Warner, has been appealed.

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Man Called Homosexual Name Prior to Attack
Man Called Homosexual Name Prior to Attack

A 33 year old man in the area of Gunnerson Avenue in Murfreesboro told police that he was jumped. The case has been labeled as an assault.

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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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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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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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Race for Judge in Rutherford County takes a turn
Race for Judge in Rutherford County takes a turn

Judge Tidwell has retained attorney Brad Hornsby with Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby and Evans, Attorneys At Law suggesting that opponent Nichols has made untrue remarks in a campaign flyer.

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Fountains at Gateway announces i3 Verticals office and conference center
Fountains at Gateway announces i3 Verticals office and conference center

UPDATE: i3 Verticals will invest approximately $500,000 and create 42 new jobs in Rutherford County. - Payments and software solutions company to create 42 jobs in Rutherford County

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Indecent Exposure on Old Fort Parkway
Indecent Exposure on Old Fort Parkway

A woman walking along Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro was the victim of an indecent exposure incident.

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Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame
Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame

Too often, sexual assault victims fail to come forward due to self-blame. Shelly Wright, Sexual Assault Therapist with the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office in Murfreesboro stated...

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Local church hosting
Local church hosting "Free Laundry Night"

Hillview Baptist Church in Murfreesboro will host a "Free Laundry Night" for local residents. The event will be at Clean Threads Super Laundry...

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Local Attorney Announces Run for Murfreesboro School Board
Local Attorney Announces Run for Murfreesboro School Board

Local attorney and parent Amanda Moore announces her candidacy for Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education's August 2 city-wide, at-large election.

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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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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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WW II Veteran in Tennessee once worked at Area 51 - Now Gives Teddy Bears to Kids
WW II Veteran in Tennessee once worked at Area 51 - Now Gives Teddy Bears to Kids

World War II Marine Glenn H King is not your average 89 year old. He has seen and been involved in the history of America. He has also been a part of our nations military defense system.

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Five Hometown Heroes to be honored
Five Hometown Heroes to be honored

Five Hometown Heroes will be honored at the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children, said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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Oakland High School is now FANUC certified
Oakland High School is now FANUC certified

Oakland High School Mechatronics teacher Leonard Cilletti is now a FANUC certified instructor, and the OHS program is a FANUC certified training center.

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TNReady test scores will not count against students
TNReady test scores will not count against students

The decision was made after three days of testing that began with what the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) says was a deliberate attack on the computer system, which kept students from logging in to take the test.

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Multiple baggies of cocaine recovered when search warrant executed
Multiple baggies of cocaine recovered when search warrant executed

Inside the apartment, officers say they found multiple baggies of cocaine on the living room table, 282 Xanax pills and Mirtazpine pills.

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Stolen handgun and more seized by Murfreesboro Police in traffic stop of Chattanooga man
Stolen handgun and more seized by Murfreesboro Police in traffic stop of Chattanooga man

A handgun that was stolen from Signal Mountain, Tennessee was recovered during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

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Representative Sparks Applauds Faith Based Recovery And Recovery Court Efforts
Representative Sparks Applauds Faith Based Recovery And Recovery Court Efforts

Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) applauded the efforts of faith based recovery programs and the Mental Health Recovery Court, that has realized some remarkable success since it started in 2016.

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MTSU professor Questions Amazon's decision to start production on television series based on
MTSU professor Questions Amazon's decision to start production on television series based on "The Lord of the Rings"

A local MTSU professor is questioning Amazon's decision to start production on a five-year television series based on "The Lord of the Rings." Dr. Larry Burriss had this to say...

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Earth Day is this Saturday
Earth Day is this Saturday

Amy Byers with the Murfreesboro Electric Department told WGNS that not only will the weather be nice for this years Earth Day on the local square, but they will also have lots of free goodies...

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Pastor to pray over Murfreesboro due to 7 Day Alcohol Sales Passing in TN
Pastor to pray over Murfreesboro due to 7 Day Alcohol Sales Passing in TN

Pastor Dale Walker, president of the the Tennessee Pastors Network will be in Murfreesboro at noon on Tuesday, April 16 at the Murfreesboro Courthouse Square to pray for the families suffering the effects of horrible addictions to drugs and alcohol.

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End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday
End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools stated, "The Tennessee Department of Education and its testing vendor, Questar, identified the problem, which was caused by a software conflict within the login system..."

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Murfreesboro Man facing Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder charge
Murfreesboro Man facing Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder charge

The Shelbyville Police Department has arrested Abel A. Villagrana, age 19, of Murfreesboro for Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Burglary.

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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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UPDATE: Smyrna man attacked with chemicals still in critical condition
UPDATE: Smyrna man attacked with chemicals still in critical condition

UPDATE: After making entry, the perpetrator threw a powerful liquid chemical on Mr. Phiouthong which caused serious burns to over 51% of his body and permanent blindness.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days Nearing: Volunteers Needed
Uncle Dave Macon Days Nearing: Volunteers Needed

Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Organizer Gloria Christy stated...

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Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative
Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.

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MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws
MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws

Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"

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Earth Day Celebration on Murfreesboro Square April 21
Earth Day Celebration on Murfreesboro Square April 21

The theme of the annual Earth Day Event is "Extreme Weather." Amy Byers with Murfreesboro explains...

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MTSU's Huber shares Scouts' impact on him during awards luncheon keynote
MTSU's Huber shares Scouts' impact on him during awards luncheon keynote

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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Main Street JazzFest 2018 Nearing
Main Street JazzFest 2018 Nearing

As always, JazzFest is the first weekend in May, with high school jazz bands performing on Friday evening, May 4, and the pros taking over on Saturday, May 5. It all happens on Murfreesboro's beautiful downtown square.

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Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension
Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

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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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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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Tom Tippin, son of country music star Aaron Tippin, earns pilots license in Murfreesboro
Tom Tippin, son of country music star Aaron Tippin, earns pilots license in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Aviation has announced that Tom Tippin, son of country music legend Aaron Tippin, has passed his check ride and is now a licensed private pilot.

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