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.
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".
You may have actually seen a B17 fly over you home in Rutherford, Davidson or Wilson Counties on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
More talk about the landfill, which has a lifespan of less than 8 years now. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...
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).
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.
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.
If you smell the Middlepoint Landfill, let them know about it. If you detect landfill odor, please contact Middlepoint Landfill at (615) 782-5500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may be surprised at how the LEGAL AID SOCIETY helps so many. Do you or a friend qualify for the "CHOICES PROGRAM"?
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).
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.
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.
May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can submit your photos between now and May 3rd at the Murfreesboro City Hall inside the rotunda at the entrance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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..."
A 79-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud in recent weeks.
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.
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.
Construction crews have begun to dismantle the old 1952 Murfreesboro Airport terminal, and make way for a new $4.5-million facility.
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.
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.
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.
Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
The Operation Incognito campaign was developed last year to evolve Tennessee's statewide distracted driving enforcement...
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.
School vouchers maybe out in Tennessee, but what may pass the state legislation this year is the Education Savings Account (ESA).
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said one idea being discussed is building a composting facility...
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.
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.
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.
Oakland High School Automotive Technology student competed in the state Skills Competition. The school's education classes did well also.
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.
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.
Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).
The Murfreesboro City Council approved the acceptance and application of $150,000 federal HUD grants to address homelessness.
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.
The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.
"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.
A Mobile Dairy Classroom was at Overall Creek Elementary School on Wednesday morning (April 3) in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro has lost another legend. 97-year old Myers Browning Parsons, Sr. passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
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.
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.
Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro will host their Inaugural College & Career Signing Day this Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00am.
A 40 Caliber round was lodged into the flooring. The bullet evidently came from the apartment below.
Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
April Fools Day is this coming Monday, so be ready for a month of fun activities. That includes the Boro Art Crawl, Earth Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.
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.
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.
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.
A new beginning started Monday evening for the DOORS OF HOPE graduating class of 2019.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police rushed to a Wenlon Drive apartment after receiving reports that an armed man was pounding on the door.
Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.
don't want to miss the anticipated 15th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.
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.
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.
State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) has successfully guided House Bill 1138 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Jeremy Harrison, a Pediatrician at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, came up with the idea of hosting "Bald in the Boro" annually...
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.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning several upcoming checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area...
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.
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...
Coming up next week, a man charged with killing 32 year old Christopher Campbell will appear in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday Murfreesborfo Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to Oakland High School for a report of someone falling off of the roof.
The 2018 murder occurred in the Lancaster family home on Brookrun Road near Asbury Lane.
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.
Despite not having a major snow or ice event so far this winter, heavy rains and freezing have contributed to potholes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past Friday, Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee donated 10 bags of animal oxygen masks and supplies to be placed on rescue vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to expand their overall staff, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Murfreesboro is hiring team members for mover, driver, and customer service representative positions.
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.
Oeser was found guilty of First Degree Premeditated Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery , First Degree Felony Murder, Aggravated Burglary and Tampering with Evidence.
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.
MTSU students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9. Classes will resume Monday, March 11.
Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.
March 4, 2019-- The 2019 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships will take place next week at Murphy Center...
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
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..."
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map.
A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.
Several Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Oakland High School arts teachers and students invite the public to attend ARTS NIGHT from 5:30 to 8:00 this Friday evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The victim of the fatal shooting at Summerlake Apartments Friday night has been identified as a 16-year old...
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.
Planning a wedding for this Spring or maybe even this summer? In Murfreesboro, there are lots of options for wedding venues.
On February 18, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Murfreesboro Police detectives...
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new slate of officers and executive committee sworn-in at the historic Rutherford County Charity Circle.
Summer camps are closer than you think. Melinda Tate with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department told WGNS...
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.
Love the art's and music? An opportunity filled with both is nearing.
What happens to old tires when you buy new tires in Rutherford County?
Pregnant women whose babies are born addicted to drugs could face charges if a bill filed by two Tennessee lawmakers is passed.
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.
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.
Blackman cheerleaders did it again... Winning their 3rd UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1417 Belle Oaks Drive just after 8:30 Friday morning.
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.
Do NOT travel roads that have water flowing ove them. BEWARE--there are reports of many area roads that are in this condition.
In November 2018, law enforcement officers began investigating a series of overdoses that occurred across the Middle Tennessee area involving fentanyl-laced heroin.
Now is the time to nominate your favorite locally owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna business for the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards.
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.
Congratulations to Sergeant Chris Phillips, Sergeant Cameron Adam, Sergeant Bryant Mitchell and Sergeant Robert Palmer.
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.
Gov. Bill Lee says he supports banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
The 6th Annual Bluebird in the Boro is returning to the Grove in Murfreesboro March 4, 5 and 6.
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.
An accident in Smyrna on Sunday night around 10 left a mother dead and her two sons seriously injured.
Are you in a toxic relationship? You are if you use tobacco products. The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Neighborhood Watch programs allow for communities to band together in an effort to fight crime and keep it off of local streets.
Local creatives are collaborating on a one-night multigenre show celebrating the "heart breakers, breath takers, and fate makers" of our lives.
A rape suspect by the name of Luis Fernando Canizalez Pacgeco has been arrested after an investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.
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.
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.
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.
The male and female victims said that the suspect was holding the hammer over his head while demanding money.
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.
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.
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.
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..."
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Greenhouse Ministries will host a 20 year celebration reception this Monday night at First Presbyterian Church.
Murfreesboro is just a few days away from a potential increase in the hotel / motel tax increase.
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.
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.
Thank goodness the Habitat for Humanity home renewal work done on MLK, Jr. Day at 712 East State Street was mostly interior.
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.
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.
Wedding Dresses Through The Decades is now open every day through March 3, 2019 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.
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.
Ascension Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Robin Tranas as Director of Surgical and Invasive Services for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
The Saint Thomas Heart Team recently completed the 1,000th TAVR procedure since the program launch in 2012.
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.
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.
The founder of the local newspaper known as the Rutherford County Reader (The Reader) passed away this past week in Murfreesboro.
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.
Congratulations to Brenda Kiskis Elliott who has retired from years of service as the program coordinator at the St. Clair Street Senior Center.
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.
Learn everything from Medicare to Master Gardeners now at the Linebaugh Public Library.
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...
The event entitled, "All About Jazz" will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
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".
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.
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.
John Callow Guided Murfreesboro's Affordable Housing and Homeless Advocacy...
A broad coalition of community volunteers gathered Wednesday evening at the Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro to launch the Rutherford Arts Alliance.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Coggin has been named the Vice President of Advancement at Middle Tennessee Christian School.
nside the residence, police found a box of 60 THC cartridges in the freezer. Each cartridge was labeled as containing at least 80% THC...
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).
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.
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.
Back on regular construction schedule, and Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to expect issues now through January 12th for local motorists.
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.
A new shelter for the homeless in Rutherford County is on the drawing board.
About 5,700 people and businesses were without power Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is now hiring. Chief Michael Bowen stated...
Rutherford County is one of several counties in the Volunteer State known to have higher Radon levels.
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.
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.
Effective January 14, 2019 Mindy Barrett will become the new branch supervisor at the Myrtle Glanton Lord branch in the Patterson Park Community Center.
The New Year brings the 72nd anniversary for your GOOD NEIGHBOR STATION--WGNS. John Hood shares some early memories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Being homeless is rough on sub-freezing nights, but especially on CHRISTMAS EVE. The Cold Patrol is helping the local homeless population.
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.
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.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a Christmas "dream come true" for many families.
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.
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.
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.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office's SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network) is spreading Christmas cheer throughout the community.
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.
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.
"It is not too late to write your Letter to Santa this Christmas," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The deadline for Special Kids' year-end $200,000 goal for the HOPE DRIVE is fast approaching.
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.
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.
Key industries in Rutherford County are facing challenges. Parents and students, it's time to take note.
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.
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.
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
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.
"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.
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.
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.
1,700 new Blue Raider alumni were created Saturday with the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.
A record turnout at noon on Saturday, as over 1,300 tombstones marked with Wreaths Across America at the Stones River National Battlefield.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh spread Christmas joy to kids on Saturday with a fun shopping spree at Target on the Old Fort Parkway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police responded to an overdose call on Henry Hall Drive to an overdose on Tuesday, December 12, 2018.
The Boro Art Crawl will feature artists at local venues including boutiques, cafes and more.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Those attending the 2018 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Christmas Parade enjoyed some very creative entries.
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.
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.
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.
A local church is helping to make cold days for tolerable to needy individuals, thanks to their WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY.
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.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS at 118 N. Walnut Street becomes the WGNS BIRTHDAY CLUB site starting this coming Monday, November 26, 2018.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro garbage pickup on the Friday after Thansgiving remains the same.
The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.
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).
Lots happening at the Linebaugh Public Library System.
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).
Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.
If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.
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.
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.
On Wednesday morning Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially launched construction of a project that will add three additional floors to the west patient tower.
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.
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.
The annual One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
A Murfreesboro man broke his back in a home lawn mowing accident. Ronnie Stapleton was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Students and parents set up and worked information tables based on their own backgrounds and traditions representing over 15 different countries.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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...
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.
When questioned, the suspect allegedly told officers that he sells meth and heroin for $20 per every "Point" one gram.
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.
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.
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.
The Kingwood Surviving the Holidays seminar is for people who are grieving a loved one's death. The local church will...
State Farm Insurance reports that local non-profit Murfreesboro Cold Patrol has received a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.
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.
Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday's death of Daniel Jones, 26, in a construction area at Centennial Medical Center on Patterson Street appears to be accidental.
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.
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.
UPDATE: The TBI spokesperson who recently took over the West Tennessee wing for public relations has resigned.
The church reports, "Watch as real life stories play out before your eyes as you walk from scene to scene."
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...
Murfreesboro Police were called to a home under construction where unknown persons damaged an upstairs bathroom.
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.
Perhaps you've seen them... She sits on her husbands lap as they scoot through Murfreesboro in his motorized wheelchair.
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.
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.
The annual Barfield Bash and Haunted Hay Ride is Friday and Saturday night. The annual event takes place in Barfield Park.
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.
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.
Patrick's message was simple... If he can do this thing we call life, than anyone can.
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.
Sheriff's Office Cpl. Michael Rodgers was recognized as the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Officer of the Year Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Derek Faulkner has a facility in Christiana with 9 beds. Renewed Life serves the men enrolled in their one-year, residential discipleship training center.
International Moon Observation Night will take place at the TEC (Technology Engagement Center) this Thursday night on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.
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).
Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...
The fourth annual Firefly Supper benefiting Doors of Hope will take place on Thursday, October 18.
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.
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.
The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Brad Lamb and Brandon Williams have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice presidents and mortgage advisors.
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.
The mayor recently went on a safety tour with members of the parks and rec department in the area of Cannonsburgh and the Greenway...
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.
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...
The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Public Power Week is being highlighted by Murfreesboro Electric this week. Spokesperson for the local electric provider Amy Byers stated...
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.
This Friday (10/12/18), a child rape suspect will appear in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Royce Taylor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.
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.
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.
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...
President Sidney A. McPhee announced the scholarship enhancement at the university's True Blue Tour stop in Franklin...
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.
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.
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.
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.
This event will benefit CASA of Rutherford County and Parks Christmas for the Children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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.
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.
Livable Nashville has a goal of reducing vehicle emissions citywide 70 percent by 2050, with even higher goals for the city's transportation fleet.
"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.
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.
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.
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.
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....
Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.
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.
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.
Arrest reports show that 45 year old Tianmao Bo has been charged with money laundering and three counts of impersonating a licensed professional.
Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.
According to police reports, Matthew Kluge was accused of raping a woman in 2017. The case was investigated by Murfreesboro Police Detective Michael Yates.
Only a few open seats remain for the Special Kids Banquet on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro.
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.
A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with theft after police pulled over the vehicle he was operating that returned as stolen.
Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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.
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.
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."
The assailant was described as a white male wearing a black hat, grey t-shirt, black sunglasses, black pants and black shoes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Randy McDonald, a homeless veteran in Murfreesboro, has a new friend...
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.
A plea date for an aggravated rape suspect is nearing in the Rutherford County Courts.
The Special Kids Banquet being held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro is filling up.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.
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.
"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.
A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.
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.
The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.
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.
H3 ARC, which is an acronym, has a new leader. Bill Kraus said he is ready to help those in need...
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.
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).
The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".
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.
Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.
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.
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.
The City of La Vergne is excited to officially open the new Hurricane Creek Greenway on Saturday, August 25th.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Richard Crick was recently promoted to Captain.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department is announcing the August 27 effective date of new residential construction permit fees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Travis Ghee, who lives in Rutherford County, was only 36 years old when he had to have a heart transplant...
After the police reports were released, it was confirmed that the victim was stabbed multiple times in the face.
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.
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...
A Huntsville, Alabama woman has been taken to jail in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.
Five counts of "Criminal Simulation" were levied against a Nashville man during his recent trip to First Bank in Murfreesboro.
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.
Wilson Bank & Trust has been named one of the top banks in the nation. With more on this story, here's WGNS' Scott Walker...
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.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) are telling the community to remember those words during a fire.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet on August 15th to interview three finalist for the vacant city attorney position.
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..."
The annual Doughboy Challenge is coming up. A representative for General Mills in Murfreesboro stated...
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.
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.
On Labor Day Weekend, which starts at the end of this month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to be out in full force.
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...
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.
Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.
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.
Scams continue in Murfreesboro that involve the customers of Murfreesboro Electric. Spokesperson Amy Byers stated...
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.
Spotted by Molly Peco in Murfreesboro TN at Coconut Bay Cafe...
Broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center for their Annual Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Conference.
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...
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:
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.
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.
Two MTSU graduates are being recognized for their exceptional achievements in the Experiential Learning Scholars Program.
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.
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.
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.
State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.
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."
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.
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.
The new population count will bring in another $250,000 annually in state / shared revenue.
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.
...Officers later field tested the drugs and quickly discovered what they seized was not heroin at all... it was Fentanyl.
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.
WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."
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.
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...
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.
Doors of Hope has provided pre-release education and transition planning at the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center (RCCWC) for several years.
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.
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.
UPDATE ON THE NEW ELECTRIC METERS: New electric meters are being installed by Murfreesboro Electric. Spokesperson Amy Byers told WGNS NEWS...
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.
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 ///
Murfreesboro City Schools say that Wednesday, August 1st is the first half day of classes. Rutherford County goes back on August 6th...
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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....
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).
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
Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro.
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.
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...
A total of six people were arrested at The Point at Raiders Crossing apartments by the Murfreesboro Police Gang and Special Operations Unit.
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."
More sobriety checkpoints are being planned for Rutherford County...
Tennessee's first execution in almost a decade is now scheduled for next month.
The City of Murfreesboro is proposing an increase to most permit fees, including residential building permits for new construction and renovations.
Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.
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.
Smoking will no longer be allowed inside public housing nationwide starting on July 31.
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.
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!
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.
A $68,000 truck was stolen from Chevrolet of Murfreesboro. The theft was reported on Monday morning.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.
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.
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.
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):
One small change could lead to one large impact. With more on this thought, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss...
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.
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.
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.
A Murfreesboro man has been accused of attacking a security employee at a Target store in Williamson County, TN.
(Murfreesboro) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Murfreesboro Police were called to a South Church Street parking lot on Monday in regards to an indecent exposure situation.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently hired Michael Cole as the Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Job opportunities for inmates arrived in the form of a Hyundai forklift Friday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Servers will offer canine customers bowls of water and complimentary doggy treats.
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.
Celebrating its 102nd anniversary in a few weeks, tech-savy members of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro open a new website.
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.
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!
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.
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
A local company called "Tennessee Hemp Supply, LLC," that has a location in Murfreesboro, says they need to set the record straight.
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.
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.
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...
A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Thompson told WGNS that the fire may have been caused by someone throwing their cigarette out the window.
Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.
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.
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.
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...
"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.
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.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, has announced the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Osborne as Coordinator of Instructional Effectiveness and Assessment.
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.
The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Wednesday, July 4...
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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...
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).
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...
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.
The drug has been a life saving tool over the years in preventing deaths on heroin overdose calls. Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen stated...
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.
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.
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.
What was labeled as an "Unintentional Drug Overdose" in Murfreesboro has led to warrants being filed for the alleged sale or distribution of narcotics.
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.
Parking around the Murfreesboro Square will likely change over the next few years as downtown businesses continue to see more customers.
WET and WILD Wednesdays will be conducted at Old Fort Park at the Overall Street entrance each Wednesday during the month of June.
The City of Murfreesboro has received notice of $5.58 million in State Industrial Access (SIA) funding for the Sazerac Distillery Development Public Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police observed a man get into a white GMC Yukon parked behind an address on North Maple Street.
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.
The Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Murfreesboro with an award for Excellence in Fire Services.
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.
WGNS' Scott Walker recently spoke to Paul Hatton Sr. with Hatton Automotive in Murfreesboro...
UPDATE: The story of a local stroke and heart attack survivor...
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.
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."
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
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.
Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.
"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.
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.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran studies site plans and warns motorists of potential trouble zones for traffic now through May 26, 2018..
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
48 Year old Jeffery Allen Anderson has been charged with three counts of "Rape of a Child" and one count of "Aggravated Assault."
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.
Murfreesboro Electric will hold specialized safety exercises for area lineman this week. Amy Byers with MED spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about the event...
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.
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."
The Blackman Community will soon see construction start on a new West Park.
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.
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...
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.
As part of the Overall Creek STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) designation, Overall Creek will celebrate STEM day on Thursday, May 17.
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.
When Ram Balachandran checked his construction reports, it appeared that everyone had a case of spring fever from today through May 19th.
A man by the name of Christopher Chaffin has been arrested and charged for the 9th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."
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.
A case involving the murder of a homeless man in Murfreesboro which ended with the conviction of Charles Lee Warner, has been appealed.
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.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that spring temps and gentle breezes will create enthusiastic construction crews who will create traffic challenges.
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.
Beautiful sunny skies with temperatures around 70 made Saturday's AUTISM FAMILY DAY atPatterson Park a huge success.
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.
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.
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
A woman walking along Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro was the victim of an indecent exposure incident.
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...
Hillview Baptist Church in Murfreesboro will host a "Free Laundry Night" for local residents. The event will be at Clean Threads Super Laundry...
Local attorney and parent Amanda Moore announces her candidacy for Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education's August 2 city-wide, at-large election.
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.
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.
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.
Five Hometown Heroes will be honored at the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children, said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Oakland High School Mechatronics teacher Leonard Cilletti is now a FANUC certified instructor, and the OHS program is a FANUC certified training center.
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.
Inside the apartment, officers say they found multiple baggies of cocaine on the living room table, 282 Xanax pills and Mirtazpine pills.
A handgun that was stolen from Signal Mountain, Tennessee was recovered during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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..."
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.
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"!
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.
Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Organizer Gloria Christy stated...
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.
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?"
The theme of the annual Earth Day Event is "Extreme Weather." Amy Byers with Murfreesboro explains...
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.
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.
Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oakland High School eleventh grade student Breez LaLonde won the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "4 Way Test Public Speaking Contest" Saturday morning at Adams Place.
A 60 year old Murfreesboro woman allegedly offering massages has been arrested for "Impersonation of a licensed Professional."
Rumors circulating on social media in Murfreesboro about an abductor who is searching for women is just that... a rumor.
A civil rights activist, educator and political leader from Mississippi and a Minnesota colleague helping to ensure those activists' place in history will visit MTSU this Thursday, April 5, to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice in America.
While the event is not open to the public, it is worth mentioning as it demonstrates how young leaders in our community are moving forward in life.
The Siegel High School FFA Chapter received and completed a Living to Serve Grant from the National FFA Organization. The funding for Siegel's grant was allotted to improve the Walter Hill Damn.
A small fire in the breezeway of a local motel has ended with an arrest in Murfreesboro.
One Book, Wild Goose Chase Events partner for citywide 'Ready Player One' themed scavenger hunt
The Kimberly Family Foundation presented a check for $3,000.00 to Second Harvest Food Bank on Thursday night to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry, which will take place at Greenhouse Ministries...
This week, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) announced their "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to assist in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro and will meet for the first time April 2 at the college's Smyrna campus.
The City of Murfreesboro generated successful bidding on a bond sale March 20, 2018, for $71 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018. The City awarded the General Obligation Debt to Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.
At Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Friday, July 13th, Uncle Dave Macon Days: A Roots Rendezvous officially begins Friday, July 13th and continues through Saturday evening, July 14th...
A community Easter Egg hunt is just around the corner. The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department is planning to host multiple Easter Egg Hunts at Siegel Park this Saturday from 1PM to 3PM (March 31, 2018).
Midstate students may have a tougher time getting good grades if a proposed bill passes.
Tennessee motorists will soon find some of the most expensive gas prices in five months. Here in the 'Boro, discounters dropped prices 6-cents to again give local motorists the least expensive gas in the Volunteer State. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.19 per gallon.
Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that TWO checkpoints will take place this month. The first one will be a Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro.
A proposed whiskey factory, also known as a distillery in the Blackman area is moving forward. The next step is for the company behind the idea to come before the Murfreesboro City Council in April. Mayor Shane McFarland stated...
A man convicted by a Rutherford County Circuit Court jury on three counts of especially aggravated kidnapping and three counts of aggravated assault is evidently out of luck.
Get your tickets now! You don't want to miss the anticipated 14th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.
Spring officially arrives this coming Tuesday, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports some earlier projects are being completed, while crews prepare for new construction. Here are Ram's traffic challenges for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 24th
The 14th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event, will be held on Wednesday, April 4th...
FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, May 12th at Oaklands Mansion for "Free Day."
UPDATE WITH AUDIO / INTERVIEW: Friends of the Stones River Battlefield are not exactly happy about a brand-new distribution center moving into the battlefield area in Murfreesboro. The property in question is at 2150 Northwest Broad Street.
Over this past week, legislators voted unanimously to support passage of State Representative Bryan Terry's (R-Murfreesboro) initiative designed to help Tennessee attract and retain the best and brightest educators.
The history-making class at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy includes Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Kaye Jernigan, whose graduation from the class on Friday, March 2, 2018 makes her the first woman in Tennessee's history to achieve the FOIV certification.
Jason Melton, Loan Officer with First National Bank Manchester, recently graduated from The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending.
Spring is less than 2-weeks away. What's that white stuff?
A gun that was reported as stolen in Kentucky was recovered in Murfreesboro after a fight call and shots fired call was called into dispatch. The incident unfolded in front of the Murfreesboro Boys and Girls Club on March 1, 2018.
If you have thought about finding a local non profit organization to volunteer with, but have not found where you fit in, then you should participate in the Greenhouse Ministries training seminar...
Middle Tennessee State University and the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America signed a partnership that will allow the university to be a greater resource for Scouting programs, particularly in science and technology.
Everybody Drum Some, the open-ended percussion collective led by Murfreesboro drum instructor Ross Lester, will host its next community rhythm event on Thursday, March 22...
Tennessee gas prices increased 2 cents last week, before declining a penny during the weekend. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters started the week down 2-cents with regular gas at $2.12 per gallon.
One day it's spring and the next is winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes these are ingredients for construction traffic challenges! He warns 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through March 10th.
Terry Schneider, a long-time Murfreesboro resident, female small business owner, and active member of the community, announced today she will be a candidate for Murfreesboro City Council in the upcoming August 2nd election.
Council will discuss plans for development of Blackman Park with the Parks & Recreation Commission and the future location for school sites with the School Board.
Professor John Wallin will bring the next MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy First Friday Star Party starting at 6:30 p.m. March 2 in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102.
TSSAA high school basketball tournaments are returning like robins this spring to the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, and the university is once again making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its welcome guests.
Mayor Burgess said the price tag to ship Rutherford County trash into other counties will be several million dollars.
According to the arrest warrant, Trooper Adam Malone allegedly located a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle that contained approximately 2 pounds of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, approximately 200 Xanax bars, approximately 6 pounds of a green leafy like substance believed to be marijuana, and approximately 56 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.
A man who faced charges of sexual battery against a Murfreesboro hair stylist has been sentenced to jail.
Nashville's Bluebird Cafe experience comes to the heart of Rutherford County featuring the songwriters behind the hits! The event is a spectacular fundraiser that has been a true success.
A shots fired call was reported Wednesday evening around 8:15 in Murfreesboro. The call to dispatch sent officers to Rutherford Woodlands Apartment Complex on North Rutherford Boulevard.
You may recall the Murfreesboro Council asked for developers interested in the property to submit proposals to the City.
A Nissan Pathfinder was stolen from a Mckinley Place address in Murfreesboro. The brand-new SUV was valued at about $40,000.
"He was a body builder," she told me in describing her college sweetheart. Little did she know there was a monster behind his eyes.
A sizable theft occurred at the Sunglass Hut on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
The chairman of the Senate health committee, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Administration issuing a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration health insurance:
Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Here in the 'Boro, gas decined 7-cents in the past week. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.15.
A used syringe was recovered during an accidental drug overdose call at the Red Roof Inn on Armory Drive. However, the friend of the victim were not found when paramedics got to the room.
Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.
Ronnie Martin, FirstBank Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, announced Tuesday (2/13/18) he is running for a seat on the Murfreesboro City Council.
TakeFlight Archery, working with the Riverdale High School archery team, will be hosting a fun, FREE, community event for all ages this Saturday (Feb 17th) from 10 am - 5 pm, at the Lane AgriPark...
Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, announced that its Murfreesboro host community earned a combined $715,000 in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 6,000 guest arrivals to the city in 2017.
Energy prices took a nosedive on the stock market last week and gas prices are declining as a result. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.22 per gallon.
Perhaps you have seen Thomas Bauguess outside between Walmart and the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro, TN. He sits on a small bucket with two prosthetic legs...
UPDATE: Police wrote in their arrest report that the child was found naked and covered in both human and dog feces that the child was eating.
The amendment, if approved by the City Council, would lift a moratorium the Council unanimously imposed on approving re-zoning for districts for higher density multi-family uses.
A Murfreesboro Police Report shows that officers recovered, "11 grams of fresh crack cocaine (large lumps as if it was just broken off from a main brick and handled very little)," during a traffic stop.
A Murfreesboro man by the name of Dustin Keith Brown will be facing the courts on Friday in Rutherford County. However, he will be in court for a more positive reason.
A serious auto accident occurred on I-24 at the Sam Ridley Parkway exit in Smyrna on Monday (2/5/18).
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and local volunteers from the American Red Cross recently canvassed selected neighborhoods in Murfreesboro this past Saturday, February 3.
At approximately 9:20 A.M. Thursday, February 01, 2018 there was a domestic altercation that occurred next to InTown Suites at 1345 Old Fort Parkway.
The Wednesday (1/31/18) theft was valued at more than $4,000. No arrests were made.
In September of 2017 she learned that she has cervical cancer. Doctors told her that she needed to be on medication and have surgery. To date, neither of the two have occurred. Kimberly explained, "It's so expensive to get help, so I'm not dealing with it."
A dumbbell theft was kind of dumb... The theft was reported at a local apartment complex that caught the incident on security video.
Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Riviera Drive after receiving a call about a man passed out in a bathroom. Paramedics and police arrived and trained personnel revived the 25 year old man with NARCAN.
On Sunday, police and paramedics responded to a home on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro for an unintentional drug overdose.
It has happened again... a theft at the Victoria's Secret Store on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
A bag of meth and a bag of heroin were recovered during a Murfreesboro traffic stop. Police pulled the suspect car over when they witnessed it pull out of a driveway on West Clark Blvd. failing to yield to traffic.
Electric bills are higher than normal due to the past cold snap we recently saw in Middle Tennessee. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric...
A 21-year-old man has been charged with rape in Murfreesboro. Elijah C. Hartman was charged with rape after a woman filed a complaint with police stating that she was in bed when...
Tennessee gas prices rose 4-cents last week across the state, and up 8-cents in Murfreesboro. Sunday's state average of $2.40 is 15 cents more than a month ago, and 32 cents more than this time last year. Tennessee has the 10th-lowest state average in the nation. In the 'Boro gas some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.33.
At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI Special Agents continue to investigate the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting late Sunday (1/28/18) morning in Murfreesboro.
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the recruitment process for a new City Manager.
UPDATE: The victim is a 22 year old young adult male. He is currently undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt.
A 21 year old Illinois man has been arrested in Murfreesboro on two counts of rape. Daniel Sullivan was taken into custody on Tuesday (1/23/18). Sullivan is an MTSU student.
Grandparents received a call from someone posing as a public defender informing them their grandson had been arrested and offering a bonding company in New Jersey to gain his release.
Gas prices are having the most expensive start to the year since 2014. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.25 per gallon.
An increase in car burglaries has thieves happy in Rutherford County, but the victims frowning. In addition to car burglaries, there have also been two car jackings during the month of January in our community. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says...
A man who claimed to have falsely called 911 because he was on "Meth" the night before was arrested by Murfreesboro Police.