Sunday, 4-5-20 Update: The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the positive cases for coronavirus to 3,633 across Tennessee. There are 147 cases reported in Rutherford County and three deaths.
The Music City Center in downtown Nashville will be transformed into a COVID Positive Non-Acute Alternate Healthcare Facility. It will serve COVID patients who need hospital care, but do not require critical care. The current plan for the Music City Center is to provide more than 1600 Patient Care Spaces.
Around 5:30PM Sunday evening, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at Fourth Avenue and Minor Street.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration asking for more guidance from the Administration.
MTSU's Information Technology Division came to the rescue by reaching out to T-Mobile to secure 1,000 Chromebooks, which they are loaning to students while supplies last. That's in addition to 300 laptops that came from MTSU's existing inventory.
Spring is becoming moe prevelant, and construction workers continue to take advantage of the weather, while practicing social distancing. Deputy Director Ram Balachandran warns of areas for Murfreesboro motorists to avoid between today and April 11, 2020.
Construction continues to push wildlife into open neighborhoods. This coyote was spotted off Highland Avenue, behind the new police department.
See our interactive map to find out who is open for business during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
The Governor of Tennessee is pushing harder to ensure the spread of COVID-19 slows. Thursday, he said that citizens are required to stay at home...
"I have a unique role because I oversee 150 emergency departments across Ascension and I also work clinically in the ER as an ED physician. Preparing all of our Emergency Department's for the surge of patients that we predict to see is very overwhelming The Emergency Department's in Tennessee have not experienced that surge yet, so there is an uncomfortable anticipation as we await the surge to happen to us."
With schools and libraries closed and the COVID-19 pandemic across America, many are left relying on the internet more than ever to stay connected during this period of social distancing and isolation.
The Rutherford County Mayors formed a task force that led to the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to the COVID-19 virus. To learn more about the benefits of the EOC, here is a video from Public Safety Director Chris Clark.
Over 400 axe throwers around the world - from Murfreesboro, to California to New Zealand - are facing off through the Quarantine Axe Throwing League, a virtual tournament which allows axe throwers to stay connected...
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration's new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
MTSU Creamery provides 400-plus bottles of famous chocolate milk for meals program...
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Krista Dugosh, the owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet about how she continues to work with clients one on one, but not in traditional ways. She said she works by phone, text, email, face-time and texting.
Suicide is a growing concern among health care providers in the Volunteer State...
Sadly, some things don't change as a result of the pandemic. One of those is the use of drugs, as evidenced Wednesday when first responders rushed to a local apartment complex in response to a 911 call about an unresponsive man was found lying on the floor in his living room.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department always put your good health and safety first. That's why their schedules change as COVID-19 procedures change.
Governor Bill Lee's new executive order requiring Tennesseans to stay at home for the next two weeks forces all branches of the Rutherford County Public Library System to remain closed through Saturday, April 25, 2020.
The local non-profit "Main Street" that organizes the annual downtown Murfreesboro JazzFest has moved forward with cancelling the May 2020 event.
There are multiple business changes in downtown Murfreesboro. All of the latest information is in this WGNS post. Please share.
Stores in places like Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Manchester, Nashville will tell workers to stay home or seek medical care if they have a fever of a least 100 or higher.
Governor Bill Lee told the state that nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted...
Some of the items to be discussed will include the authorization of employee pay, the policy dealing with the ability to close schools during emergencies and granting paid leave for staff, teachers and other employees during emergency situations...
As WGNS continues to follow the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials remind residents to call a doctor if you start to have symptoms...
Normally a tradition among many of the churches serving Murfreesboro's historic district, WGNS has learned that the noon Holy Week Services (April 6-10, 2020) have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
As Murfreesboro City Schools continue to be out because of the COVID-19 virus, students may get behind. Lisa Trail with Murfreesboro Schools told WGNS Spring is the time that teachers re-focus on previous lessons...
Mai Ferrell, licensed clinical social worker with TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, said that social distancing is not the same as social isolation.
With the start of a new week yesterday (Monday), new suggestions came from the governor's office.
The Mindful Care Benefit originally scheduled for April 16 at Hop Springs in Murfreesboro has been rescheduled to October 15, in keeping with safeguards against spread of the coronavirus epidemic.
High winds swept across Highway 231 South next to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport destroying barns, fence rows, utility poles and trees.
Writing is easy for some, but difficult for others to relay a clear message when writing. With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...
The City of Murfreesboro released information on Monday confirming that all "Bark Parks" for dogs are now closed, due to the spread of COVID-19.
Rep. Sparks said that unemployment is up by about 1300%, but our state is ready to tackle the big issues and has "Emergency Cash Assistance" available for families impacted with job loss due to COVID-19...
As communities take action to slow the spread of COVID-19, one thing 10 million people across seven states don't have to worry about is having clean, reliable low-cost electricity from the nation's largest public power provider - the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Discarded charcoal ashes placed in a plastic trash can is believed to have started a garage fire that also damaged two homes...
As part of its response to COVID-19, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has restricted incoming traffic to one entrance at its Nashville and Alvin C. York campuses.
MURFREESBORO: "Children are watching how we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is important that we remain calm and reassure children they are safe."
More on the coronavirus case at MTSU. The university has been very cautious to self-quarantine and self-isolate potential COVID-19 illness in our community, both on and off campus. The student lived at Scarlett Commons and checked with Student Health Services over spring break where the test returned positive.
Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital thanks Healing Hands International for embodying Middle Tennessee's generous spirit with their donation of medical supplies in this unique time of need.
Murfreesboro attorney David Whelan was charged with aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping of a young teen after an investigation Friday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Shortly before 2:00 o'clock a person on the Thompson Lane bridge looked below and saw several teens clinging to trees surrounded by the swift waters of the Stones River. They quickly called 911.
The 'Boro still has construction and traffic, especially now that Spring has sprung! City Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran advises areas to avoid between today and April 4, 2020.
The American Red Cross is a 90 percent volunteer organization. This volunteer workforce mentality has always been the building blocks of the mission for the Red Cross, and won't change during the time of COVID-19 virus.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued a renewed order, amending the local 'State of Emergency' for the City of Murfreesboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: Craig Tindall will be on WGNS Tuesday morning (8:10-9:00AM).
Three Rutherford County deputies were isolated after a suspect they arrested told them falsely she had the COVID-19 to avoid jail, said Chief Deputy Keith Lowery of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Murfreesboro Police Officers assisted with traffic control at a drive-through testing site for the COVID-19. The testing station is at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic at it opened this past Thursday. You can NOT simply drive-up to get the test. You must be referred either after visiting the Rutherford County Health Department or being referred by your local physician.
The foundation reports it is "steadfast in its commitment to our community's most vulnerable populations, as well as our own associates, who have been impacted by recent events."
Changes approved by the Governor will equal more help in the Volunteer State to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...
Rutherford County Public Information Officer Ashley McDonald told WGNS NEWS that if you test positive, your information is not given to the public...
Some gas stations in Rutherford County are now at $1.61 per gallon as we close out the week (3/23 - 3/27/2020).
Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Bomb Squad removed what turned out to be an inactive military training hand grenade found in the front yard of a Murfreesboro home late Friday morning, March 27.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Meals 4 Hearts began with sending thousands of meals to Nashville and Cookeville for 12 days following the tornado. Now, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, Jennifer Vannoy, and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
The commissioners of Tennessee's Departments of Children's Services (DCS) and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) are asking for individuals who are students who have earned or are pursuing a master's degree or are retired from counseling, clinical therapy, social work, and related fields to consider joining the workforce in the event there are workforce needs caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
It was determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.
Childcare is a big need right now for those who have children and are working additional hours in grocery stores or in the medical field as schools remain closed. Governor Bill Lee stated...
Few stores are open at both The Avenue and the Stones River Town Centre, previously known as Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
The Little Things are Big Things: A local Girl Scout decided that she was going to thank the Murfreesboro Police Officers for keeping our citizens safe.
The Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) says they are committed to providing high-quality care while keeping Veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
WGNS has more news on our local parks in Murfreesboro, highlighting closures and highlighting what is currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the changing times, multiple businesses are seeing a big change in how everything is done. Funeral homes are one of the businesses that have been hit with an impact that saddens not only the funeral home, but also local families.
Southbound traffic on Cason Lane at New Salem Highway (SR 99/Eagleville Highway) begins at 6:00 o'clock Thursday morning (3/26/2020) and continues for over a week, through Saturday (4/4/2020). Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Greenhouse Ministries, a local non-profit, is helping hundreds of households with food as more and more people are finding themselves without work.
Murfreesboro City Schools are working to help keep children fed during this hard time. Spokesperson Lisa Trail told WGNS NEWS...
The changes brought on by COVID-19 are having a huge impact on local businesses, many restaurant owners are turning to new ideas and business models to persevere. Peter Demos, President of Demos' Restaurant based in Murfreesboro, TN said...
Georgia based Waffle House announced Tuesday that it will be closing 365 of their restaurants as COVID-19 cases grow in the United States.
Do not visit the emergency room if you feel that you may have the coronavirus, that is the message from Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron...
MURFREESBORO: "We've had technicians working long hours on our Thompson Lane station trying to unclog the pumps before they cause an overflow upstream. It's important for the public to properly dispose of these items as solid waste."
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
The State Farm Operations Center in Murfreesboro on Memorial Blvd. at DeJarnette Lane continues to be closed to workers and visitors as employees work from home.
If the head of a household is bringing in $39,000 annually and is married with two children, their weekly take home pay after taxes rings in at $657.05 or $2,628.20 monthly. After one mortgage payment of $950, it drops down to $1,678.20 followed by a single car payment of $300 it equals $1,378.20. If you are the only one working and you add into the mix utilities and insurance for your home and auto, you only have $978.20 left each month. This is the scenario many residents are facing. With one week off of work and a skipped paycheck (if your work is paid hourly), the amount falls down to only $321.15 remaining in your bank account. If you have two weeks without work and without pay, your account is suddenly in the negative with no money for food.
WGNS continues to follow the crime trends in Rutherford County as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many out of work. The good news, crime is still remaining at a consistent level when compared to weeks previous to the closings of businesses and schools.
The Rutherford County Clerk's office has announced that those who have expired tags will have an extension to purchase the wheel tax sticker and to update their vehicle registration.
On Sunday (3/22/2020) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize...
On Sunday (3/23/2020), State Farm Murfreesboro Operations Center employees lined up in their cars to pick up equipment to begin working from home.
Local businesses are feeling the pinch of COVID-19. Business and community non-profits are also being hit, but some of those non-profits are working with local businesses to come up with new ideas.
In the case of a minor entering the hospital, one parent (guardian) will be allowed to wait with the child and enter an exam room with the child. Siblings will not be able to enter the emergency room.
For those without food during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are food sources available in Rutherford County.
Authorities say that the subject of an identity theft investigation is using other people's personal information to make his own ID with his photo on it.
"This is about your paycheck," Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today in describing a collection of Republican and Democrat senators' ideas that he said will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns...
Shoppers are scarce in Rutherford County as citizens attempt to battle an unseen enemy known as COVID-19. Shopping Centers like The Avenue are ghost towns. But, some retailers continue to push forward, perhaps saving at least a small percentage of hourly employees from being unemployed.
Recent events, including the COVID-19 health crisis, have created a great strain across all aspects of our society.
"This is no time to be running a political campaign," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today on the Senate floor as Democrats block legislation that will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees on payrolls and to relieve Tennesseans..."
Have you completed your 2020 Census? 16.7 per cent of households have responded! Census letters started arriving in mailboxes last Thursday (May 12, 2020). The initial mailing encourages on-line participation, which takes only a few minutes.
Spring weather is a breath of fresh air for the coming week, but with the downturn of motorists that's expected--Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran notes it may be easier going on the roads now through March 28.
The Rutherford County Library System continues to have a "lock down" on their buildings, but they are offering limited curbside service at Linebaugh only.
The 2020 Earth Day Celebration on the historic Murfreesboro square has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. The popular event was set for Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.
The Household Waste Collection event that was scheduled for the Murfreesboro Public Works Facility on Florence Road has been CANCELLED
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued an order Saturday, March 21, 2020, declaring a local 'State of Emergency' for the City of Murfreesboro in response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, pandemic. The Order goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
While the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, Tennessee's farms remain an ideal source...
For those driving down Memorial Boulevard on Sunday, many have wondered about the big tent, trailers and line of cars in the parking lot at State Farm Insurance. The insurance firm had a drive-through so employees could pick-up special computers for working at home.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has seen a large increase in the number of unemployment claims.
Rutherford County was sitting at 1 confirmed case at last report, but confirmations being released by the Tennessee Health Department to the media have slowed greatly.
Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews.
"Ascension Saint Thomas Facility Visitation & Associate Screening Policies As part of a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ascension Saint Thomas has evaluated our visitor policies..."
As income slows, more feeding sites are being opened. Murfreesboro City Schools Director Dr. Linda Gilbert stated...
The changes are having a huge negative impact on local businesses all around the state and country. One local business owner is asking for citizens to contact their congressman.
Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020.
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
Authorities made changes to lower the number of persons in the police station as a result of the COVID-19 crisis currently underway.
At this point, there has not been an uptick in crime, according to Larry Flowers, Murfreesboro Police Spokesperson.
The Murfreesboro City Council convened Thursday evening in council chambers. Mayor Shane McFarland started the meeting with his feelings on the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.
To date (as of March 18, 2020), over 4,500 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled...
The local center will be implementing a temporary remote (work from home) strategy and adjusting their direct services support model, so that they may continue to provide vital healing and protective services to the Rutherford County community. However, in-person services will continue to be available with social distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6 feet between office personnel and clients.
Several live performances have been postponed at area theatres due to health concerns related to the coronavirus.
State Farm told WGNS NEWS, "We can confirm that an employee who works in our Murfreesboro facility has been diagnosed with the COVID-19.
Right now MMC reports they know of no antiviral treatment for COVID-19*.
"With regard to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control have noted that chlorine (used by our plant daily) is effective in eliminating the virus through the disinfection process for drinking water supplies..."
UPDATE:The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee told WGNS they are trying to determine how they will conduct their free legal clinic in Rutherford county.At this point, the answer as to how they will move forward with that event and others is unclear. The organization stated, "The COVID-19 pandemic has called into focus a need...
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
The date as to when schools across the state of Tennessee will reopen is a floating date that could change. Governor Bill Lee said that the situation will be examined on March 31, 2020...
To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, local electric departments will close their offices to walk-in traffic starting Thursday. In addition to the the lobby being closed, those who are trying to make ends meet with food, or the loss of a job - won't have to worry about their electricity being shutoff. Past due accounts will not be shut off during this period of time.
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, it is key to remember that certain groups of people are more susceptible to the lethal side of the virus. Specifically, those with co-morbid conditions.
"Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 we will be temporarily suspending our branch lobby hours and remain open as drive thru only until further notice."
A Murfreesboro man originally charged with rape has now been convicted in a Rutherford County courtroom.
In Murfreesboro, the local electric provider is putting a halt on shutting off electric meters so that those unable to get out with weakened immune systems can stay healthy. WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric on Tuesday (3/17/2020)...
The following Murfreesboro Parks and Rec facilities are closed March 16 - April 3, 2020...
A case of fraud is under investigation in Murfreesboro and authorities are trying to identify a man photographed on an in store surveillance camera.
The schools are asking that children in all grades don't hang out together or visit with one another...
Dr. Kevin Billups with The Billups Center talks with WGNS' Penny Ray about the idea of men leading a better life outside of depression, high blood pressure, heart issues and problems that impact the male anatomy...
The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force has canceled the St. Patrick's Day sobriety checkpoint at 10 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 on Rutherford Boulevard.
The TN Valley Healthcare System is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky.
They currently have two offices in Murfreesboro, one in Smyrna and now in Thompson Station, TN.
COVID-19: Above graphic, by the numbers. In the world, only 0.0019755115171793% of the Global Population actually has the Coronavirus.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland recently talked to WGNS News about the Capital Improvement Plan for the city and noted that transportation is a top priority...
Rutherford County Schools will remain closed until Friday, April 3, 2020. County Schools Spokesperson James Evans stated...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns about COVID-19 and has dropped 12 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.04 which is nearly 17 cents less than one month ago and 31 cents less than one year ago.
Grocery stores are seeing large crowds making unusually large purchases of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Some items are being limited to three per customer while other items are not being limited. We are also seeing the courts limit in-person proceedings when able to do so, which is also a big change.
The Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying these suspects wanted in connection with stealing items from the OUTREACH THRIFT STORE'S donation box.
The date when football great Eddie George comes to Murfreesboro has been changed to on Thursday night, June 18th, for a 5:30-8:30PM dinner and talk in the beautiful ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building. Eddie is the honored guest and speaker at fifth annual "LEAVE A LEGACY", a fundraiser that benefits Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity.
All branches of the Rutherford County Library System are closed through March 21, 2020 in effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a precaution against the COVID-19 virus, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and Adult Detention Center are implementing measures to protect citizens and inmates, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Public video visits at the Adult Detention Center are cancelled until April 1st, however, attorney visitation using the video system is allowed.
The Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Wars Commission announce the awarding of over $900,000 in matching grants through the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund. That includes the continued funding for the largest land acquisition for Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield.
Periods of rain scattered daily over the next week will create challenges to Murfreesboro motorists when tied to construction jobs. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran told WGNS where to avoid between now and March 21, 2020.
UPDATE: Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally issued a joint statement relative to COVID -19...
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Senate Health Committee will hold its second committee hearing on the federal government's response to the coronavirus.
Bald In The Boro celebrated a milestone on Friday, it was the tenth annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research. The event took place at Lanes, Train and Automobiles, 450 Butler Drive.
One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. Those who do survive often suffer long-term effects from treatment too harsh for their...
According to authorities, the suspect stole chainsaws and tool-kits from Walmart on Old Fort Parkway. The man went as far as placing them in a shopping cart and then pushed the cart next to the doors to set up a quick exit.
A man is facing arson charges after intentionally setting a fire outside a business on Medical Center Pkwy. in Murfreesboro, Tuesday, March 10.
The checkpoint will be near the intersection of Broad Street and South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Rezone approximately 14.55 acres located west of New Salem Highway and Warrior Drive...
Murfreesboro native and attorney John G. "Jack" Mitchell III announced today that he is a candidate for Circuit Court Judge of the 16th Judicial District, which encompasses Rutherford and Cannon counties
"This collection event is only held in our county twice a year," said Rutherford County Solid Waste Director Mac Nolen. "That is why it is important to take advantage of the opportunity to do a little 'Spring Cleaning'."
UPDATE: The Rutherford County School System is being proactive with the increased threat of the coronavirus.
The Murfreesboro City Council attended a two-plus hour workshop session starting at 11:30 Wednesday morning in the Community Room of the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters on North Highland Avenue. The city is considering ambulance service, in an effort to reduce emergency arrival time.
Starting March 20th through April 1st, The UPS Store®, located at 2018 Medical Center Parkway, Suite B in Murfreesboro, will be celebrating its first-year anniversary.
Rutherford County Stormwater, City of Murfreesboro, and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are gearing up for the 12th Annual "FREE Trees for Streams" event which places free trees in the hands of property owners near streams.
Some of the help from our area came in the form of water bottles, clothing, financial aid and even help from first responders and the electric department.
A request for funding to add new schools to the Rutherford County education system is a top priority as the community continues to grow. Trey Lee with Rutherford County Schools stated...
In celebration of Youth Art Month, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center staff invites the public to "The Roots Exhibit" featuring over 500 pieces of art created by students ages 5-18 in Rutherford County. The exhibit runs through March 31.
Internationally recognized trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will visit MTSU March 16-17...
UPDATE: As of Sunday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health says that deaths caused by the tornado specifically have remained at 24.
Rutherford County residents should receive an invitation to complete the U.S. Census on or about March 12th this week.
This clarification comes after some farmers in Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Cannon Counties voiced their concerns about the unfair impact they felt this would have had on their ponds and even on some of the streams that travel through their farmlands.
Twenty-seven teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on March 7 after completing the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and MCS Gifted Academy. Since its inception in 2015, 167 teachers have graduated from the academy.
The 2020 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships is this week at Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The TSSAA High School Basketball Championships have been held in Murfreesboro since 1973.
Around 150 residents were at Monday (3/9/2020) night's Town Hall Meeting to learn more about the massive downtown project where the Methodist church once was located. The meeting was held across the street in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Ayne Cantrell will be at the Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine Street, for a book signing and local author talk on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00AM until 1:00PM. She will sign copies of her recently released work, Tennessee Women for the Vote: A Suffrage Play, 1920, published by the Women's Equity Foundation in 2019.
The public is invited to attend the March meeting of the Rutherford Arts Alliance at 5:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday evening. It will be held at the Middle Tennessee Museum for Natural History: Earth Experience! (816 Old Salem Rd.).
It's TSSAA high school basketball tournament time in Middle Tennessee, and MTSU once again is making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its guests and neighbors.
A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for 6:00 o'clock Monday night to learn more about the development of the square block of downtown property where the Methodist church was previously located. It will be at First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Spring Street, adjacent to the development.
The 9th Annual Special Kids Race was held Saturday morning at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Reenactors from the Stones River National Battlefield started each race by firing Civil War muskets for the more than 2,900 runners in the 15, 10K, 5K and family fun runs.
On Saturday Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity kicked-off International Women Build Week with construction of all wall panels for a home that will be located in the new Legacy Point subdivision off Twin Oak Drive.
The Mindful Care Spring Bash Benefit will take place Thursday, April 16, at Hop Springs, located at 6670 John Bragg Highway. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music, appetizers and door prizes. Your registration with Eventbrite will earn you one free beer ticket!
It's still "twixt and tween" the seasons as Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran uses computer samples to forecast construction areas for Murfreesboro motorists to avoid between now and March 14, 2020.
The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. will host a job fair from 10:00AM to 1:00PM this coming Tuesday (3/10/2020). Fourteen employers seeking to fill more than 200 positions in Rutherford, Davidson, Wilson and Cannon counties.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services...
A note found at Christiana Middle School in Murfreesboro on Highway 231 South was alleged to contain a "Hit List" with names on it. The note was reportedly found on the floor at the school and turned into the school principal Friday morning (3/6/2020).
About 70 MTSU students attended the session as Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller wanted them to have the opportunity to meet with nearly 10 Federal Bureau of Investigation representatives Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Keathley University Center.
61-Year-old Antonio Saenz Aguilar is accused of aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a male roommate on February 24, 2020.
In an effort to assist with recovery efforts throughout the state of Tennessee following the deadly storms of March 3, 2020, Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is calling on the help of participants in the 9th Annual Special Kids Race.
Fishing at the Farmer's Market will take place each Friday in the large pond next to the Lane Agri Park - starting the first Friday in May and continuing until the last Friday in October.
At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, on July 12, 2019, TBI Special Agents responded to a home on Sunny Slope Drive in Woodbury...
Upon Governor Bill Lee delivering the news of the first COVID-19 case in Tennessee, Mayor Bill Ketron reached out to Rutherford County leaders, officials from other municipalities within the County, public safety...
You don't want to miss the anticipated 16th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.
Door to door census workers may prove to be more effective in Rutherford County than the initial mail-out survey. June Iljana (ILL-jan-ah), Tennessee Media Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUPER TUESDAY in Rutherford County, TN attracted 22.56 per cent of the registered voters. On election day a total of 25,281 persons voted, and 14,126 individuals took advantage of early voting. That means the early and election day totals was 39,407 of the 174,647 total number of registered voters here.
Greenhouse Ministries is working to move closer towards their goal of building a new structure that includes studio sized apartments for segments of our homeless community above their office.
A man was caught ripping open a cardboard display box that contained a BB gun inside a local sports store. Instead of putting the gun back into the box, the man stuffed the BB gun into his pants
A possible fight summoned Murfreesboro's finest to the Camino Real on Rideout Lane in Murfreesboro last month. Once on the scene, no fight was to be found. But, police did spot a Honda Civic with substantial rear end damage.
Imagine being turned down for a loan due to someone stealing your identity? Worse yet is being turned down for an apartment because you are told you already have an apartment!
Fifteen drivers were cited for ignoring traffic lights Thursday during Operation Red Light Runners sponsored by the Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force.
You've heard about SIMPLY PURE SWEETS on the WGNS' Birthday Club, they just had a ribbon cutting for their new location at 128 N. Church Street (east side of Murfreesboro square). The celebration was not only for the new location, but for their fourth anniversary as well.
The Southeast Young Adult Book Festival is coming to MTSU on March 12-14, 2020. It will be held in the Student Union Building at 1768 MTSU Boulevard. SEYA's Treasurer Barb Collie told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that students would be able to talk with 46 authors as well as take some writing courses.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday released the following statement after the Senate voted 84-3 to begin consideration of a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill that would help lower energy costs and unleash an abundance of clean, cheap, reliable energy.
There has been a turn of events for a woman convicted on charges that included the rape of her son in Rutherford County between 1999 and 2003.
Around 12:15 on Tuesday afternoon, a motorist struck a pedestrian on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) responded for mutual aid in the aftermath...
The Nashville Predators stepped forward Monday to raise money and awareness for Middle Tennessee State University student veterans in distress and whose educational benefits have either expired or have been exhausted.
Over the years law enforcement in Murfreesboro and throughout the state have seen an increase in the different types of DUI arrests that are being made.
The opioid epidemic that is ravaging the nation is carving a particularly destructive path in rural communities in Tennessee, which has the third-highest per capita rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions in the country.
Kim was just 50 when she was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2018. Her treatment team consisted of Dr. Brian Lee of Saint Thomas Cancer Care and Dr. Victor Gian of Tennessee Oncology.
Past Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chairman and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's CEO Joey Peay is being honored with the "HERO AWARD" at a breakfast, 7:30AM Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.
Reports indicate 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra: Rutherford County is made up of active individuals who enjoy running, walking, working and exercising in general. But, did you realize that the majority of active women are not wearing the correct bra to properly support them?
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that sixteen additional charges were filed against the "mule-kicker" suspect after video showed him allegedly kicking in store doors with the back of his legs.
The weather yo-yo continues in the Heart of Tennessee, and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns of areas motorists may wish to avoid between today and March 7, 2020.
With the Middle Point Landfill nearing capacity, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS that work continues to find the best way to take care of the waste from local residents and businesses.
The Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report detailing the pro bono legal service reported by attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, legal service providers, mediators, and other organizations.
Hearthstone Properties has launched Studio at Fountains, a new Class A workspace model of small, fully furnished, private offices and shared co-working amenities designed for individuals, small teams and fast-growing companies.
Siegel High School's Choral Department will be presenting Les Miserables School Edition this March 19-23 in the Siegel Theater.
A man who plead guilty to especially aggravated kidnapping, arson, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted first degree murder based on offenses committed against his stepmother in Rutherford County, has petitioned the courts for post conviction relief.
A Murfreesboro man who claims "He does not belong on the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry" has asked the courts to see his argument.
A man who made himself at home after breaking into a residence in Murfreesboro six-months ago, has...
The August 2014 murder of Danny Wright in Smyrna will soon be in court after an arrest was made this past December.
You may recall the name Matthew Whitehair from past news stories... he was the man convicted on one count of simple assault, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sexual battery, five counts of attempted incest, one count of incest, one count of statutory rape by an authority figure, and one count of sexual battery by an authority figure
The latest phone scam being received by local residents shows the intended victim receives a call from someone claiming to be with Apple Support, suggesting that there is an issue with their account.
Dr. Kevin Billups tells WGNS' Penny Ray that he can help correct male problems and give men their sexual function back. When you correct the sexual health problem, you often fix depression and anxiety issues...
"Because of an influx of speculation involving the suspension of two employees at Walter Hill Elementary School, Rutherford County Schools wishes to provide an update regarding the current status of the situation." The attorney representing suspended principal says, "The family is nothing less than shocked and appalled".
The family of suspended Walter Hill Elementary School Principal Helen Campbell is "shocked and appalled" at the response from Director Bill Spurlock and Rutherford County Schools.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron presented a proclamation to the American Heart Association stating that all 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers will be required to be trained in Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (T-CPR).
Now that the courts have dismissed the case against two Walter Hill Elementary School educators, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said the educator's past pay and jobs should be returned. However, Rutherford County Schools announced that they are keeping the educators on suspension.
On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis departed from San Francisco for the American B-29 base on Tinian island with a top-secret cargo that would ultimately put an end to World War II...
A large-scale drug bust took place several weeks ago in Rutherford County. WGNS also talked to the Sheriff's Department about an increase in heroin related drug overdoses.
Day of Hope is being held to inspire hope in those struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges, their families, and their communities.
MTSU student William Duke talks about the music program at the university that helps him excel...
32 Year old Christopher Nathan Thomas of Morgan Road in Eagleville, was charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, felony evading arrest, evading arrest, vandalism and driving on a suspended license.
And then there was the local business that had so many vehicles lined-up in their parking lot and police at the entrances, that customers attempting to pull-in, drove past instead.
ISO Ratings are number classifications assigned to fire departments across the state that rate the public's protection in the case of fires. The lower the rating, the better equipped and the faster a department can respond.
The annual Special Kids Race will be here before you know it. The fundraiser helps to fund therapist who provide services to special need children, often from families on a fixed income.
House Majority Whip Johnny Garrett, R-Goodlettsville, today named State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, to fill one of six Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus...
Around 250 Rutherford County employees and their families packaged 51,250 meals on Saturday in an effort to tackle hunger issues in the community.
A record-breaking 750 local supporters and volunteers were in attendance at the annual Rutherford Heart Ball this past Saturday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites raising a record-breaking $315,000 to fight heart disease and stroke.
Main Street Murfreesboro celebrated three and a half decades Tuesday with its Annual Meeting at the Carriage Lane Inn, 337 East Burton Street.
Says 10 days ago there were 14 infections and today there are 14 infections, plus the 39 Americans that were brought back from China and Japan...
UPDATE: Unfortunately, crime is nothing new at the address, although the apartment name has changed a few times.
Perhaps a crime of easy opportunity, another customer saw the cellphone and took it off the counter and left.
The 9th Annual Special Kids race is less than two weeks away. On Saturday, March 7,2020, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC), Special Kids is hosting a 15K, 10K, 5K and one-mile family fun run.
The public is invited to visit the Tails of the City art exhibit featuring works by Sally Ham Govan at The Gallery at The Washington Theatre in Patterson Park Community Center.
Kelsey Ketron appeared in court Monday (2/24/2020) and does not have to serve additional time behind bars. Instead she received 300 hours of community service time, 8-years of probation, and she pleaded no contest to 15 counts of fraud and forgery. along with being fined $10,000.
There's just one week remaining to see "Wedding Dresses Through The Decades". It continues daily through March 1, 2020 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 Maney Avenue.
Saturday turned out being a day for Rutherford County to help the hungry. County employees united at the Lane Agri-Park to package fresh food for the needy.
Periods of sunshine is nice, but temps are less than thrilling, and motorists travel where shivering construction crews are chilling--so said Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran as he gave is "road forecast" for today through February 29, 2020.
After learning from a viral social media post that sexual assault victims must leave their underwear with investigators, a Rutherford County mom's group decided to supply the emergency room at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with clean undergarments, slippers, and blankets for ladies in need.
At 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, the Linebaugh Public Library is hosting local author Beth Brock for a book signing of her new children's book My Name is Ryan. It tells the story of a little boy who is similar to other children in many ways, but very different in others.
With less than a few hours' notice, the Rev. James McCarroll delivered a powerful message to several hundred people attending the 24th annual Unity Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.
12 Years ago, the annual breakfast was started with the help of then Mayor Tommy Bragg and local resident Hunter McFarland. This year it will be 6:30-8:15AM on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Mid-TN Expo Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Murfreesboro City Schools are inviting families to join the madness during March Math-ness at Patterson Park on Thursday, March 19.
Murfreesboro Police report that one shoplifting suspect was caught on camera outside of the local shopping mall. Detectives are now attempting to learn the identity of the woman with the assistance of the community.
The case was heard over a two-and-a-half-day trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court and the outcome of the trial equaled a guilty plea filed by a Stone Mountain, Georgia man who victimized a female in Murfreesboro.
The Fourth Annual Equali-Tea is set for 4:30PM Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020, in the elegant ballroom at MTSU's student union building. The event promotes female equality and is Co-Chaired by Elizabeth McPhee and Tara MacDougal.
Main Street Murfreesboro will kick off its 35th anniversary at its annual meeting at 11:30AM this coming Tuesday morning at the Carriage Lane Inn, 337 E. Burton Street.
Two non-related crimes committed on February 12, 2020, has Murfreesboro Police asking the public for help in identifying suspects. One involved a couple being robbed while walking to their apartment. The other is the theft of $3,700 of glasses from Lens Crafters in the Stones River Town Centre.
The public is invited to the Tails of the City art exhibit reception featuring works by Sally Ham Govan this coming Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00PM in The Gallery at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host three workshops across the state in the coming weeks to assist communities interested in parks and recreation grant applications with the department. The one closest to Murfreesboro will be held in Shelbyville, TN.
TDK is a privately-held development and construction company with headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Founded in Kentucky in 1959 by Dorris Keach, TDK is a three-generation company that builds and develops projects throughout the Southeast and Southwest. Having completed more than 10,000 units valued at more than $1.2 billion, TDK properties are setting a new standard in the multi-family housing industry.
Dr. Daniel Birchmore, chief of rheumatology at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), has been named the recipient of the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"I am a strong proponent of collaborative work that unites people with different perspectives so that we can strategize creatively," said Dr. David Sellers, Chief of Staff, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.
Luke Marlin, of Christiana, Tennessee, who attends Middle Tennessee Christian School, turned in the best exam...
After learning from a viral social media post that sexual assault victims must leave their underwear with investigators, a Rutherford County moms group decided to supply the emergency room at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with clean undergarments, slippers, and blankets for ladies in need.
Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford County)-- Hunger is a serious problem for some families in Rutherford County, and Rutherford County Government and its employees are stepping up to make a difference in local hunger relief efforts.
UPDATE: WGNS has more news on a Murfreesboro man charged with the Rape of a Child under the age of 13.
Main Street Murfreesboro is celebrating what positive business is all about. Most recently, they have named the "Downtown Business Award Winner." This year, Garage Barre + Bike is the winner!
You may recall the name "Jacob Kado." He was the man in Murfreesboro who was accused of killing his own father in 2015. Kado is now in trouble with another murder, this time one he is accused of committing while jailed in "Trousdale County, TN.
The old saying "to see the light at the end of the tunnel" is an accurate description for the three-story vertical expansion being carried out at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Officials estimate that it should be completed by this summer.
An idea for an ice skating rink in Murfreesboro is gaining momentum. Murfreesboro City Councilman Kirt Wade explains more...
WGNS is continuing our interview series with Dr. Kevin Billups at The Billups Center. Over the past few months,he has worked hard to open the eyes of listeners who maybe struggling with a variety of issues that could equal a more serious medical condition OR equal a simple fix. WGNS' Penny Ray has more:
A company with multiple offices throughout Rutherford County just got a big award for having a great work environment.
The man shot around 1:34PM a week ago Monday afternoon (2/10/2020) is improving at Vanderbilt Medical Center. 40-year old Malak Ishak, owner of MGM Tobacco and Beer Market, is now in stable condition. In fact, reports indicate that he is awake and talking.
Did you know that one company is even selling their photographs to police departments around the country to enter into their facial recognition database?
Dr. Lauren Christman, who loves history and touring historical sites, now calls the local practice home.
The fire occurred just two days after Melissa Ashford lost her husband Herbert who was known by friends and family as Roho.
Lots of fun activities this month at the various branches of your Rutherford County Public Library. You're about to learn more about the "One Book" as well as special groups that will help expand your knowledge on various topics.
Evidently, an altercation started inside the club early Sunday morning, which led to someone opening fire. The bar, which is off the downtown square in Murfreesboro, was full of patrons.
UPDATE:A large amount of police activity in the area of South Church Street (231 South) and Joe B. Jackson Parkway had passing motorist concerned on Thursday night.
To make the magic of the Grammy Awards last long beyond the ceremony, the James E. Walker Library has an exhibit to please any music lover. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Alive's annual benefit concert series, Bluebird in the Boro, returns to the Grove At Williamson Place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, February 26 and 27.
All was calm and safe in Murfreesboro on Friday. St. Rose student Jackson Sloan enjoyed being "Police Chief for the Day" after his father purchased the honor in a silent auction fundraiser for the Beesley Foundation.
We're in the "between season mode", and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran mixes data from his computers with a dash of crystal ball views to give 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through February 22, 2020.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett officially presented MTSU with its top award in the 2019 Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition.
A Murfreesboro man has been indicted and charged in connection with a 2019 overdose death of a man found deceased at a gas station in June 2019.
Three rolls of copper wire were stolen from the Murfreesboro Electric substation on Bridge Avenue. Surveillance cameras got pictures of the men, and their vehicle.
More on the Monday afternoon robbery and shooting at MGM Tobacco & Beer Market, 2415 Halls Hill Pike, where the owner was shot while working in the store.
A generous donation from the family of a former MTSU President James E. Walker celebrating the university library's 20th anniversary. Through its foundation, the family of the late James E. Walker will provide a 100 percent match for each dollar donated to the library that bears his name up to $20,000 to help launch the third annual True Blue Give Feb. 12-14.
Several days of heavy rainfall are in the forecast, and more water over roadways is likely. Some roads are already covered, Rutherford County Sheriffs Office warns motors not to drive on roads that are covered with water.In other words, "Turn around, don't drown.'
Murfreesboro Police Detectives are Investigating a robbery and shooting that took place at 1:34PM Monday afternoon at MGM Market, Beer and Tobacco Store at 2415 Halls Hill Pike. The criminal stole the clerk's 2010 black Nissan Rogue and fled (TN license tag 4M7-2B1).
The Rutherford County Criminal Court Clerk's office indicates that the judge has called for a hearing on February 24, 2020 in the case dealing with Kelsey Ketron and Universal International Insurance Company.
The Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra is preparing for two months of fun. The first round is at 7:00 o'clock this coming Thursday for a concert--"Having The Time of Your Life" at First United Methodist Church, 265 West Thompson Lane. WGNS Talk Host Truman Jones will be the emcee.
Tennessee's Driver Service Centers may soon be able to provide shorter wait times and more efficient customer service. State Representative Bryan Terry applauds this move.
We're in the "in between" season, it's winter and then a hint of warmer weather. Ups and downs create road challenges, and Traffic Engineer shows you where between today and February 15, 2020.
The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division hosted sex trafficking awareness training for local hotel managers; a dispatcher helps save the life of a suicidal man more than 500 miles away.
The 111th General Assembly continues at the capital in Nashville. State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) gives an update on what took place last week.
Have you seen this missing man? Please contact Sheriff's Detective Joseph Duncan at 615-904-3041.
A reporter and editor who overcame racial restrictions to champion diversity in journalism will share her experiences in an appearance at MTSU. Wanda Lloyd, founding executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, will speak at 2:20 Monday afternoon.
The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning until 1:00PM that afternoon. Fifteen employers will be there interviewing for more than 450 positions in Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson counties.
MTSU Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Leah Lyons will receive one of the university's most cherished awards as part of its Black History Month celebration.
The Murfreesboro Airport continues their $4.5 million expansion project. Airport Manager Chad Gehrke talks more about the new terminal...
As part of our ongoing commitment to safe and responsible landfill operations, the Middle Point Landfill team announced infrastructure projects recently completed or currently underway at the facility.
UPDATED with MORE SOUNDBYTES: State Senator Shane Reeves from Murfreesboro received the 2019 "Pinnacle Award." Deb Thompson with State Farm was named the "2019 Business Person" of the year. The "Business Legend" award for 2019 went to long time banker Lee Moss.
Tangerine Salon and Spa in Murfreesboro, Tennessee owned by Donna, Jim and Mark McCarrall recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.
Global warming and climate change continue to generate discussion and analyses, and MTSU is offering a series of upcoming public lectures sure to inspire further scrutiny and debate.
Around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Haynes Drive near Tomahawk Trail.
A Murfreesboro man accused in a multi-state fraudulent bar code shoplifting ring has plead guilty to the charge against him in the City of Murfreesboro. His wife has been cleared of charges.
Who says that there's no such thing as aging backwards? Running 6 to 13 miles weekly might be the answer.
After completing the investigation concerning a fire to an RV/camper in January, Rutherford County Fire Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit has charged a male suspect with setting fire to personal property.
Entries will be accepted for a period of four weeks from Friday, January 17, 2020, to Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, 2020. A winner will be selected by Monday, February 17, 2020.
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Winter Shakespeare production is MACBETH will be in Murfreesboro at MTSU's Tucker Theatre for only three performances (this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro has announced the 11th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" to be held on Thursday April 2, 2020 at Stones River Country Club, starting with a reception at 6:00 PM followed by a sit-down dinner at 7:00 PM which includes live entertainment, silent auction and a live auction.
Cardiovascular disease kills one woman every 80 seconds and takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease and stroke also impact...
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will begin locally scheduling community care appointments for enrolled Veterans on starting today (Feb. 3, 2020).
Dark clouds of smoke could be seen from miles away while a controlled burn took place Monday. Approximately 117 of the total 700-plus acres at the Stones River National Battlefield were impacted.
Middle Tennessee State University continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak in China. There has been no travel between Murfreesboro and the Blue Raider's sister-school is Hangzhou, China.
JazzFest has been hit hard by heavy rain several times, and Uncle Dave Macon Days have had a mix of sweltering sun and summer storms. Both are making bold changes this year--2020!
With all of the news of wildfires, don't get concerned when you see black smoke billowing into the air from the Stones River National Battlefield on Monday.
Murfreesboro Police continue the investigation into a Thursday afternoon stabbing of a man at a home in the 1300 block of Searcy Street.
We're in the cold, dark and damp days of winter, and Murfreesboro Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks his computer to create areas for 'Boro motorists to avoid between now and February 8, 2020.
In conjunction with February's Black History Month observances, Middle Tennessee State University is honoring eight former student-athletes for being True Blue pioneers.
Famed jazz drummer Roger Humphries will bring his 70-plus years of musical brilliance to MTSU's Hinton Music Hall at 7:30 this coming Thursday night. He will perform with university jazz faculty and the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I in the first 2020 concert of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.
The struggle to obtain, maintain and promote the right to vote will be the focus of MTSU's 2020 celebration of Black History Month.
The big question, "Will he or won't he?" Sunday, February 2nd was GROUND HOG'S DAY and neither Punxsutawney Phil nor Rutherford Ralph saw their shadows. As folklore has it, spring is almost here!
Former State Representative Beth Harwell has been nominated for the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority by President Donald Trump. Last week, she was speaking at MTSU as Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Have you lost your dog? An energetic and friendly puppy wandered into Murfreesboro Fire Rescue station #3 at 1511 Mercury Boulevard on Thursday.
The Murfreesboro City Council convened at 7:00 o'clock Thursday evening and after much discussion, council voted 5 - 2 to rezone approximately 30-acres of land off Cason Trail for the purpose of creating Hidden River Estates.
Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon stabbing in the 1300 block of Searcy Street. The victim has been taken by LifeFlight to the trauma facility at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Phil Young just finished his 12th season as Head Cross Country Coach at Siegel High School, where he has taught for seventeen years.
MTSU Police are asking for the community's help in apprehending a male who came-up behind a female student and grabbed her buttocks. The incident reportedly occurred at 8:55 Tuesday night as she walked across the Davis Science Building's parking lot.
Well known local educator and supporter of law, Ivan Duggin passed away Monday (1/27/2020). Arrangements will be announced later from Woodfin Funeral Chapel.
A Mississippi man who contemplated suicide, is alive thanks to the determination and quick thinking of a Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Specialist II (Dispatcher) who was nearly 500 miles away in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
On Sunday the fifth annual HackMT at MTSU concluded its 36-hour hackathon for college students from across the region.
The wintry blast continues and impacts construction. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks the data and gives a road forecast for Murfreesboro motorists today through February 1, 2020.
State Senator Shane Reeves reports that the second week of General Assembly was successful. In fact, Reeves and the Rutherford County delegation will be on WGNS this coming Friday morning (1/31/2020) from 8:10-9:00 and update constituents on what is being considered on capitol hill.
Smyrna native Ellen Meacham was the featured speaker Saturday at the Annual Friends of Linebaugh Library Author Luncheon at The Woman's Club on East College Street. She spoke about her book Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi.
A Murfreesboro firefighter, an Emergency Communications specialist, and a city councilmember were among those honored with awards presented at Saturday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in the James Union Building at MTSU.
First United Methodist Church at 265 West Thompson Lane begins an 8-month journey celebrating its bicentennial year. The first event is at the church starting at 3:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital here in Murfreesboro has a new Chief Financial Officer. Congratulations to Scott Furniss, MBA, CPA. He began his new duties on January 13, 2020.
UPDATE: State Troopers say that 24 year old Josie Walden ran her vehicle into the T-DOT truck when her vehicle "Failed to maintain its lane." Upon impact the passenger in the Walden's vehicle died at the scene.The name of the passenger has been released as being Austin Tice.
If you recognize this man, phone Murfreesboro Police Detective Shan Harris at 629-201-5536.
Sydney Callahan, Colby Davis, and Mara Watson, students at Riverdale High School, have been selected for the 202 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Effective Monday, February 3, 2020, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital welcomes industry veteran Teresa Collins as its new Chief Nursing Officer.
When it comes to shoes for running, walking or even sports like tennis, it is important to have a shoe that is not only comfortable, but also supportive and flexible when needed.
Days after the Tennessee General Assembly passed an anti-LGBT adoption bill, State House District 49 candidate Brandon Thomas (D-Murfreesboro) called on Governor Bill Lee to veto the bill.
Congratulations to Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen on receiving the Tennessee National Guard's PATRIOTIC EMPLOYER AWARD.
Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million T-DOT grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.
UPDATE: Members of the Rutherford County Legislative Delegation including State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), State Rep. Charlie Baum (R- Murfreesboro), State Rep. Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro), and State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) have announced a one million dollar grant award for the City of Murfreesboro and the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.
Twelve deputies were recognized as Officers of the Month Tuesday by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Bone chilling temperatures and snow flurries did not deter several hundred from participating in the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.
The 4th Annual Mid-Tennessee Pug Festival will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10am to 3pm, at the Barfield Crescent Park located at 697 Veterans Parkway; admission is FREE!
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Murfreesboro is sponsoring Take Root, a community wide luncheon to benefit The Journey Home's (TJH) Supportive Housing Program.
Middle Tennessee State University graduates are packing their carry-ons and preparing to head west to be recognized for their work at music's highest levels: the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, set Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.
At 11:04 Friday night, 911 received a fire at 1540 PLACE apartments on New Lascassas Pike, First units on-the-scene reported heavy smoke and flames billowing from the attic of the three-story apartments. In freezing temperatures, about twenty residents were forced into the cold.
A wintry blast reminds us that it's still the season, and Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran checks his computers to warm 'Boro motorists of potential travel problems to avoid today through January 25, 2020.
Rover, the City's public transportation service, is adding Saturday Rover routes as another enhancement to customer service. The new weekend service begins Feb. 1, 2020.
Five deputies who worked overtime to prevent traffic fatalities and injuries in 2019 received Community Service Awards from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
The Women's Club of Murfreesboro is on the brink of their 104th Anniversary. History tells us the non-profit organization first opened on July 22nd in 1916.
Some of the events put together by the Murfreesboro Muslim Youth organization included the "Love Your Neighbor" community meal, the "Murfreesboro Loves" campaign and the "Love Your Neighbor on the Square" event.
REMINDER: It's time to plan on being a part of the 9th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) on March 7, 2020.
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say they have been able to identify the woman who was struck and killed by a train this past Sunday (Jan. 12, 2020).
A 35-year-old Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly molesting a child has waived a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.
Murfreesboro Building Codes says a 100,000 square foot storage complex is being constructed on the corner of Northfield Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is monitoring the air quality at the Annadale Apartment at 1307 Westlawn Boulevard after workers used gasoline Sunday night to clean an on-site car wash at the complex.
Only a few days remain with "early bird pricing" still available for participants that register for the 9th Annual Special Kids Race, presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at MMC in Murfreesboro, TN.
Campers will engage in activities that involve wildlife, their habitats, natural history, research and conservation. The first 2 days will be filled with fun activities at the Wilderness Station that explore our native wildlife and their needs.
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
On Sunday afternoon the City of Murfreesboro held a reception at the Washington Theatre in the Patterson Community Center. It introduced the city's three 2020 art laureates. Bart interviewed Dawna Magliacano, Amie Whittemore, and Tommy Womack.
The 2020 Women's March will be in the geographic center of the state next Saturday. "Women's March Tennessee Power Together" is affiliate of the national Women's March.
The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion opens this coming Friday and continues daily through March 1, 2020.
January includes a variety of weather, and much of it impacts road conditions and construction sites. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns motors of potential trouble spots today through January 18, 2020.
Fifteen new peace officers have completed Police Recruit Class 9-02 and take the oath to protect and serve this community.
The Middle Tennessee Electric Board of Directors unanimously approved an agreement Friday to merge the Murfreesboro Electric Department into the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTE). This action followed Thursday night's vote by the Murfreesboro City Council to approve the merger.
The Murfreesboro Police' Special Operations Unit took a shooting suspect into custody without incident Friday night, after he barricaded himself in the attic of a Sloan Street quadplex for about 3-hours.
Murfreesboro City Schools will host a teacher recruitment fair from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday, February 8 at Scales Elementary School located at 2340 St. Andrews Drive in Murfreesboro.
Evicting the homeless from encampments that are off the beaten path is something that is happening in Murfreesboro right now.
On Thursday night Murfreesboro City Council approved the sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric for approximately $302-million over 15 years. Friday MTEMC's board approved. It now goes to TVA for their 'thumbs up'.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's assistance in identifying this male. The clerk at the MAPCO Convenience Store at 1251 South Church Street says the surveillance camera photo is of a man who attempted to rob a female inside the store a month ago (12/8/2019).
A tractor trailer rig overturned Wednesday morning in the eastbound lanes of I-840 at mile marker 60. That is going toward Lebanon on 840, between Sulphur Springs Road and West Jefferson Pike exits.
(MURFREESBORO) The Murfreesboro City Council will vote Thursday night whether to merge or not to merge Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative. The heads of both utilities will be on WGNS 8:10-9:00AM this Wednesday morning.
This month's HEART FOR HEALING recipient is on a crusade to thank all of the volunteers who have been a part of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for over twenty years.
An unresponsive 28-year old woman was found Monday night in her vehicle that was parked in Kroger's parking lot at 2243 Veterans Parkway.
Murfreesboro is about to get its fourth Dollar Tree. In fact, the firm is posting that jobs are available now, while the staff installs merchandise in the former Rite Aide location at 2485 Memorial Boulevard at Haynes Drive.
In an effort to keep the traffic flowing smoothly, the City of Murfreesboro completed a traffic study at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulphur Springs Road. Assistant Traffic Director Ram Balachandran reports that the signal is now operative.
16-year old Emily Owenby went missing from her Ohio Court home five-days before Christmas, and has not been seen or heard from since that time.
Resolve to read! Linebaugh Public Library will hold the first Harry Nelson Memorial Winter Reading Program from January 26, through March 7, 2020. Linebaugh's program has been renamed to honor the memory of one of its regular patrons, Harry Nelson, who loved to tell stories and listen to roots music.
The first of two public meetings this week between the Rutherford County Commission and the Rutherford County state delegation took place Monday night in the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The second public meeting is set for this coming Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Smyrna Town Center at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.
Around 10:48AM Thursday morning, a fire rapidly spread throughout a home in the 2300 block of Centertree Drive.
Another business has chosen to move to Murfreesboro. Gallagher Guitars has moved from Wartrace where they were the instrument of choice by notables such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown and others.
157-years ago there were cannons aimed at the cupola of our historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Visit the Stones River Battlefield and walk through local history. This is free and open to the public.
With temps in the upper 40s, it was a perfect day for the New Year's Day 5K at the Old Fort Park. A Wilson County runner placed first.
The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center was relatively quiet as 2020 rolled into the Boro, at least when compared to cities with multiple shootings and homicides.
Happy New Year, happy birthday, and welcome to the world, Amoura Rose Handy!
As the New Year of 1947 approached, rural Rutherford County with a population around 8,000 persons, was taking a leap into technology. Radio was now in Murfreesboro with WGNS!
Collier Smith's service to public education is no laughing matter but the gala honoring her should be a ball of fun. The 13th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Smith...
UPDATE: Apparently one of two female customers got upset when she saw The Avenue security personnel inside the store. Assuming security was called for her, she allegedly told an employee that she would beat her up...
The 13th annual Rutherford Society Gala is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night, February 1, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1200 Conference Center Boulevard.
Around 6:10 Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire on Chariot Pointe, 1710 East Northfield Boulevard.
Things are gradually getting back to normal, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks with area construction teams to determine areas of potential issues that might impact motorists between now and January 4, 2020.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to a home fire on Chickasaw Road around 3:10 Friday afternoon.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tennessee thanked law enforcement officers statewide, and Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy William Travis received the Middle Tennessee Top DUI Enforcers award for sheriff's offices in Middle Tennessee.
MTSU's Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) again invites the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.
Between now and the New Year, be aware that there is a strong chance that while driving, you might cross paths with a drunk driver.
Rock Springs Middle School students Jazmin, 8th grade, and her brother, Jezmin, 6th grade, were treated to a continuation of Shop with the Sheriff on Friday.
A word to the wise, when you park your vehicle at night--don't leave valuables in plain sight and LOCK YOUR DOORS!
MTSU's ROTC program's newly commissioned second lieutenants "have a lot of potential to do really great things," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy.
Right now, while schools are closed for Christmas, the Extended School Program continues at five different locations from 6:00 each morning until 6:00 in the evening. Plus, any child can eat there or pick-up a snack pack--no questions asked.
A local legend Charlie Farrer passed away Sunday morning at Adams Place. Visitation is noon to 3:00PM this Saturday afternoon, with the service immediately following at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, 1488 Lascassas Pike.
Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates used their annual Christmas Party as an event to collect gifts for the Tennessee State Veterans' Home. More than 100 items were donated by the company's agents
Tennessee's housing report for the third quarter of 2019 shows that despite a few downward trends, home prices and single-family permits were up for the quarter and from a year ago as mortgage delinquencies dropped over the same periods.
Here's a Christmas gift to all motorists, no lane closure allowed over the entire Volunteer State starting midnight, Friday, December 20, 2019 and continuing until 6:00AM Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.
Callers using smart phones to dial 911 can video emergency scenes and chat with dispatchers with an enhancement to the Emergency 911 system, the first in Tennessee, said Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen promotes four sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, and one longtime civilliam employee retires.
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell received the Foundations of Leadership certificate through the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of the UT Institute for Public Service.
Tara Stone has been named the Executive Director with the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross in Murfreesboro. The Heart of Tennessee Chapter serves Bedford, Cannon, Clay, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Overton, Marshall, Moore, Pickett, Putnam, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White counties in Tennessee.
This can be the most wonderful time of the year for some, while being dark days for others. Friends at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital have some suggestions that might help.
Mindful Care, the only state-licensed adult day services program in Rutherford County for persons 55 and older, has passed its annual license-renewal test.
More than 230 faculty and staff members at MTSU were recognized for their years of working with and for students at the university's annual Service Award Luncheon in the James Union Building.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center is proud to announce the appointment of Ericka Downing as the center's new Executive Director.
The Tennessee Department of Health presented St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital with 2019 "BEST for Babies" award.
There will be a special public meeting about the potential merger of Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric just before the Murfreesboro City Council votes on the issue Thursday night (12/19/2019).
Tennessee Consumers are positive on local economy. In fact, an MTSU study shows that this state's Consumer Outlook Index rose to 254 from 214 in September, the highest level for the index since its inception in 2015. This indicate consumers are more willing to open their wallets and purses this holiday shopping season.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $2,500 to the City Schools of Murfreesboro Foundation.
There were tears, laughter and hugs as SECRET SANTAS made a surprise stop at Murfreesboro's Child Advocacy Center.
Tennessee's exports fell by more than $500 million for the third quarter compared to the same period last year, a 6.6% loss, according to the latest "Global Commerce" trade report from MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center.
It's that time of year. As many are mingling with large numbers of people while shopping, attending parties, participating in religious celebrations or traveling, the risk for encountering someone infected with influenza increases.
The Boro Art Crawl took place Friday night, and one of the stops was the Rotunda of the Mrfreesboro City Hall.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a gift to help 'Boro motorists reduce tie-ups during the now through December 21, 2019.
The 1,759 new graduates in MTSU's Class of 2019 reached a momentous life goal Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, triumphantly accepting their hard-earned university degrees cheered by family, friends, professors, colleagues and two guests who praised their grit and perseverance.
Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2019 joined with cadets from Civil Air Patrol's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron Saturday in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Stones River Battlefield and National Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to recognize its 2019 honorees for outstanding accomplishments in clinical leadership: (L-R) Drs. Steven Thomas, Warren McPherson, and Dan Evans.
The sanctuary at First United Methodist Church was filled with seasonal favorites as the Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra offered an evening of Timeless Christmas Treasures.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this woman.This surveillance photo was taken in a local business where the female allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase merchandise.
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees was updated Tuesday on strategic partnerships providing real-world experience and career paths for students while also building a talent pipeline for and resource support from Midstate business and industry.
5 Years ago, Wright was killed outside of his home in Smyrna at 109 Kings Road.
On Saturday afternoon units from Rutherford County Fire Rescue answered a chimney fire call to Crosspark Drive.
Those sleigh bells are heading into Murfreesboro at 2:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon with the Annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The THEME of this year's parade "The Sounds of Christmas".
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY AND CAFE is a dream come true for Chantell. As of 6:30AM Saturday morning, this family business is open to serve a wide selection of home-made bakery and pastry selections as well as delicous breakfasts and lunches. They are at 128 N. Church Street, on the east side of the square between East Main and College Street.
Just because we're in the Christmas season does not mean that construction projects will slow down. In fact, crews take advantage of mild days to get ahead before winter blasts hit.With that in mind, City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the stats and warns motorists of what to expect on the roads now through December 14, 2019.
With temps in the 50's, Saturday morning's 17th annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "Hotcakes and Holly" pancake breakfast at Middle Tennessee Christian School attracted one of its largest turnouts.
There will be a Public Information Open House from 5:00 to 7:00PM Wednesday evening (12/11/2019) to review information, ask questions and provide feedback about the proposed merger of Murfreesboro Electric Department with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation. This will be in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda.
A man who has been nicknamed "The Donkey Kick Burglar" for his style of breaking into businesses has yet to be caught in Murfreesboro.
The event starts with the Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa Claus and "LIVE" Reindeer at 6 this Friday night on the Historic Downtown Square.
MTSU graduates are back in the headlines again with recognition for their music-industry work in multiple genres on the highest level: nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
Keeping in shape is a challenge, but Murfreesboro Parks and Rec make it easier with a New Years Day 5K. The run will be in Old Fort Park. Parks Director Nate Williams explains...
If you have driven around Murfreesboro's historic residential district, you have seen new homes being constructed, town homes, businesses and other structures that would not have been permitted under earlier code regulations.
Ram Balachandran's helpful traffic report is back after he took some family vacation time. Welcome home.
Ninety Rutherford County students will enjoy the spirit of Christmas, thanks to Toot's restaurants' diners and contributors to the Shop with the Sheriff program.
Do you know this man or woman? He is a suspect in a case involving an assault on Sunday (11/17/2019) at Thornton's on the Old Fort Parkway at Salem Highway. She was with the male.
There was a single-vehicle accident with injury that occurred at 4:22 Tuesday morning at the intersection of South Church Street and Broad. The car slammed into the signal control box and shut the traffic light down during morning drive-time.
Here is an update on Sunday morning's fire at the Jackson Motel, 831 NW Broad Street. The Fire Marshal's Division of Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has determined that an overloaded circuit possibly caused the blaze.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is routinely in need of new officers to patrol the community as the city continues to grow. Chief Michael Bowen told WGNS...
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY & CAFE is counting the time until they open in days and hours. As you recall, this popular family business is in the process of moving from their original location on North Walnut to 128 N. Church Street, on the east side of the square.
The upcoming Boro Art Crawl celebrates the holidays with a variety of visual and multimedia artists on Friday December 13, 6-9pm in Murfreesboro, TN.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making high tech improvements to improve traffic flow. Eight signals on Broad Street, between Church and Thompson Lane, will be installed this Monday and Tuesday.
The 26th Annual ART STUDIO TOUR was held at nine studios across Rutherford County this past Saturday and Sunday. Scattered showers slowed traffic Saturday, but artists observed that the buyers were not slowed.
Development Services Executive Director Sam Huddleston has appointed Jim Luebbering as Project Engineer in the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department. Luebbering will assist with development plans review and approval, including new sites and subdivisions.
Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a female suspect who is believed to have been involved in an identity theft case.
(MURFREESBORO) Aftere four years, locally owned SIMPLY PURE SWEETS BAKERY & CAFE is moving about three blocks away. The new location is 128 N. Church Street, on the square--toward the old Methodist Church.
Shortly before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, Murfreesboro police arrested a man and woman during a traffic stop on Maymont Drive at East Clark Boulevard. This was in connection with a string of burglaries at area businesses over the past three-months.
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying two persons of interest. Surveillance cameras at Best Buy on Medical Center Parkway showed two persons of interest. If you recognize these people, please contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Jared Boisseau at 629-201-5535.
The original indictment charged James with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, exploitation of a minor by electronic means, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, casual exchange (adult to minor) and attempted aggravated sexual battery.
Notice something missing from the corner of East Vine Street and Academy? What memories did you have with 220 East Vine Street?
Now is the time to nominate the persons you feel should be the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS LEGEND as well as the BUSINESS PERSON of the year. They will be honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Your nominations must be submitted by Nov. 27, 2019.
Murfreesboro's Mayor Shane McFarland continues to get updates on questions phoned-in by the public during his appearance of the Action Line radio broadcast. Here are the topics and the latest information on that topic.
Medical examiners identified missing youth Devin Bond from the remains found Wednesday in the Barfield community of Rutherford County, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.
The downtown Murfreesboro project entitled "The Bottoms" is still on the drawing board for planners. That area includes Cannonsburgh Village on the South side of Broad Street.
Count Drahoon's Feature of Fright returns to Murfreesboro, TN; this time to Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm for another evening of horror themed radio plays.
Mayor Shane McFarland was on WGNS last week (11/13/2019), and received a question about a stalled apartment construction project on South Church Street (Shelbyville Highway, 231-South)--behind Zaxby's.
On Saturday two U.S. Army helicopters landed one by one on the MTSU football practice field, stirring up grass, dirt and debris and prompting children to scream with delight and start running excitedly in all directions.
Every day, we make choices about how best to protect our local environment and preserve our county, our country and our planet for future generations. Recycling is one important action we all can take.
Here is an update on the DEVIN BOND investigation. Searchers found human remains believed to be those of Devin Bond in a wooded area Wednesday near the intersection of Barfield Crescent Road and Morton Road.
Dr. Temple Grandin spoke to a diverse crowd of students and local residents at MTSU's Tucker Theatre. She is described as a rock star in the worlds of animal science and autism.
On Friday afternoon two people escaped a burning apartment unharmed after a stove fire quickly spread at Rivermont Apartments on N. Thompson Lane.
The season of pies, cookies and endless treats is ahead, and as you feel your clothes grow more snug--consider doing something healthy and fun. The Cripple Creek Cloggers begin their January clogging lessons and practices in January on Sundays the 5th, 19th and 26th.
The Official Grand Opening for the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic offices on Shelbyville Pike was held on Thursday at noon.
The Grove at Williamson Place, across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro and next to the Chamber of Commerce, is becoming one of this area's top event venues, but with time there is change.
The third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro for nine weeks, from November 22, 2019 through, January 20, 2020, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Some land around The Grove At Williamson Place and ultimately the farm around it, are being eyed as a possible future roads. Over 5 years ago John L. Batey leased the land in hopes of sharing Rutherford County's agricultural history with today's residents.
RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2020 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
Students and faculty in Tennessee's only full dance degree program will help warm winter evenings with their artistic abilities -- and with donations of warm necessities for homeless neighbors -- Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 2019.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron presented a proclamation to Bethe Dotson Becker of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) declaring November "National American Indian Heritage Month."
The Murfreesboro City Council has a workshop meeting at 11:30AM (this) (Wednesday) morning inside the Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, 1004 N. Highland Avenue. The session will be in the Community Room.
Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect in Murfreesboro's Victoria's Secret.
MTSU students will raise money at an upcoming football game to honor a former player whose life was cut short in a tragic accident.
The annual 2019 Murfreesboro Veterans Day program was held the 11th hour, 11th day and 11th month in the historic second floor courtroom of the Rutherford County Courthouse. New Murfreesboro resident Major General William Hickman, who retired from the U.S. Army ten days ago, was the guest speaker.
At Just Love Coffee Roasters, they want to work with their customers to "...be the change that you wish to see in the world." At Just Love, they believe they can change the world, one bean at a time.
The Rutherford County Fire Rescue team's entry won the Chili Cookoff at the Rutherford County Courthouse on the square Friday.
If you're interested in seeing more public art in Rutherford County, along with construction of performance halls and museums, you need to attend this coming Tuesday's RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE' monthly meeting at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Boulevard. RSVP if you want them to prepare soup.
It was over a month ago, but Murfreesboro Police are hoping that someone may have been shopping at Kohl's Department Store, 2535 Old Fort Parkway, on Friday (10/15/2019) and remember a suspicious large black supercab pickup truck circling the parking lot. It was around 3:10 to 3:40 in the afternoon.
Oaklands Mansion has released the locations of the homes that are a part of the 4:00 to 8:00PM, December 7, 2019, Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Murfreesboro Rotary President John Hinkle said, "It's a big deal--I mean for a civic club to reach its centennial milestone is a major accomplishment." Throughout this year, the civic club has special activities commemorating the day on October 1, 1919, when the Nashville Rotary Club sponsored the group.
Kelsey Ketron-Randolph was released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Friday morning. Since her bond was over $50,000, a hearing before a judge was required. That created a logistics issue, because the local DA and staff have recused themselves and Hamilton County DA was named.
The 19-year old man killed in the crash on NW Broad Street around 10:30 Wednesday morning (11/6/2019) has been identified as Justin Lee Howard of Readyville. An autopsy has been requested. The case remains under investigation by the Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.)
This 29,000 square foot building, located at 3626 Shelbyville Pike in Murfreesboro, houses several specialties and services including: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Lab services and Radiology services.
Read To Succeed's Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee drew a packed barn Thursday night at the Grove at Williamson Place, and Simply Pure Sweets' Matthew Joseph tastily defeated Principals Judy Goodwin and Don Bartch along with MMC's CFO Matthew Stearns in some hot rounds toward the end.
We have an update on the new hotel, retail and office development that will soon be built in downtown Murfreesboro that will cover an entire city block. But, how will parking look for such a large lifestyle center when parking is already a highly discussed issue around the local square?
"To receive a free sandwich, students must agree to sign away their First Amendment rights for the duration of the event," Park said. "Then they will be shown the importance of the First Amendment and how it affects their daily lives."
Here is an update on the arrest of Kelsey Ketron. A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.
MTSU's partnership with Operation Song, now in its fourth year, continues to draw healing stories from military veterans and help train student songwriters with guidance from a Middle Tennessee circle of award-winning songsmiths.
A blast of cold temperatures have hit the 'Boro causing Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran to adjust motorist' rumbles around construction zones. Here's the way it looks today through November 9, 2019.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings for Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the MTSU campus. All meetings will be held in the Miller Education Center, Second Floor Meeting Room, 503 E. Bell St.
A longtime community leader who passed away years ago was honored Friday when a bridge in Smyrna was named to honor the late State Representative Kent Coleman.
Daylight savings time in Tennessee ends at 2:00 AM this coming Sunday morning, November 3, 2019. Before you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed.
Another step closer to reducing traffic problems in the 'Boro. A traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulfur Springs Road.
Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport was thrilled when she learned that Rutherford county has been approved by Governor Bill Lee to have a "Safe Baby Court" that fully funded by state and federal money.
There were "drug take backs" all over Tennessee on Saturday, and the DEA event that was at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, 940 New Salem Highway, took-in 220 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions.
Fall temperatures and storms will be a part of the weekend, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns this will create traffic challenges today through November 2, 2019.
It's that time of year for trick-or-treating, haunted houses and all things ghosts and goblins, but the spooky fun can easily turn dangerous if you're not careful. That's why city public safety officials want to make sure you're safe this Halloween.
The Murfreesboro City Council adopted Resolution 19-R-24, approving an economic development Plan and TIF Incentive for a mixed-use downtown redevelopment by One East College, LCC. The governing body preserved both the bell tower and sanctuary of the historic former First Methodist structure.
Do you recognize this man? Contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615.
Church and community leaders met for lunch Thursday to learn about Project Transformation Tennessee. This is a summer program that works to improved reading skills and confidence levels of challenged first through sixth grade students.
MTSU alumna Beverly Keel takes reins of College of Media and Entertainment as new dean.
Family members filed a missing persons report with the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday (10/22/2019) for 37-year old Prevo Larry Clark. Call Detective Miles at 629-201-5513 if you see him.
Family members reported that 50-year old David Carlton Sturgis was missing and they have not seen or heard from him since last Sunday. If you see him, phone MPD Detective Julia Cox at 629-201-5514.
Murfreesboro Police Detectives are trying to track down the men who allegedly...
The annual Doors of Hope Firefly Supper was recently held at The View at Fountains in Murfreesboro (October 17, 2019). This year, the non profit raised over $80,000!
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swift Water Rescue team along with Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue safely rescues a father and daughter who became stranded after dark while kayaking on the Stones River Sunday, Oct. 20.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes held their annual Night of Impact. It was Sunday at New Vision Church on Thompson Lane.
Annie Rose Robinson is a survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and her family formed the Team Annie Rose Foundation in 2013.
THIS SATURDAY: The 3rd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 19th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 10am-12:30pm. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer program teaches school students about internet safety and more...
Children will begin trick or treating on the square at 3:00, October 31st. Local businesses typically end passing out candy to ghosts and goblins at 6PM.
The cost of growth for a city is not cheap, as explained by Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman explains...
The race brought in around two thousand runners, many of whom live and work in Rutherford County. The race also involved a new course that took runners down a new path along the Murfreesboro streets.
The Boro Art Crawl returns to downtown Murfeesboro Friday, October 11. The October event features venues in and around historic downtown Murfreesboro, some new to the crawl, some new to town.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins where car windows were shattered, vehicles broken into and items stolen early Monday morning, Oct. 7.
The sound of a gun shot broke the sound of passing cars on Memorial Blvd at Auto Zone Monday afternoon.
Fall is in the air and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks area construction jobs and offers a motorist' update showing potential challenges in the area. This information is valid today through October 12, 2019.
Plans for the proposed development of the downtown square block that was once First Methodist Church have been tweaked to better compliment its surroundings.
A nearly $2.2 million in-kind donation by Petroleum Experts Limited, an Edinburgh, Scotland-based company, will help Middle Tennessee State University geosciences undergraduates become more adept at geomapping and in turn enhancing their career prospects.
Murals, as an expression of public art, help bring color, life and story to otherwise bland walls. With the creative initiative of Murfreesboro artists, murals have been popping up in many locations throughout the city, but City regulations do apply.
UPDATE: The idea of building a Forensic Center for autopsies in Murfreesboro is gaining momentum. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron updated WGNS News on the proposal...
With all the new neighborhoods and streets in Murfreesboro, more and more basketball goals are popping up near the roadways or sometimes, in the roadways.
On Wednesday the Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at French's Shoes and Boots at 1837 South Church Street to celebrate the store's 20th Anniversary of being here in Murfreesboro.
BULLETIN: We reported earlier this this friend was waiting for his owner at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office. Thanks to PAWS, the two have been united!
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh urges parents to assist with talking with their children about the consequences of making false threats against schools and other students.
One Murfreesboro resident is very concerned that a suspect in a green Chevy pickup truck is believed to have used a wireless device and locked into the woman's Toyota's remote control system. Have you seen this truck driving around your neighborhood?
At 5:45PM this coming Thursday afternoon, the Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Power Board will conduct a joint meeting to discuss legal funding matters regarding the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
First you say it's fall, and then it's not as Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid during these undecided times including today through October 5, 2019.
The Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street opens its production of Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday evening. In fact, cast members will be on the WGNS Action Line from 8:10-9:00AM that morning.
While on the WGNS Action Line Wednesday morning, Rutherford Conty Mayor Bill Ketron confirmed that Costco was coming, along with a massive shooting range, adjacent gun retailer, aeronautical oriented technical factory and more.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies used Narcan to revive a woman found unresponsive Wednesday inside the Judicial Center in downtown Murfreesboro.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital concludes a national search for a new Chief Medical Officer with the addition of Dr. Julian Yang, MD, MBA.
Welcome home Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho. He moved into his new home provided by Home for Our Troops. This specially built home will enable him to lead a more normal life.
An off-duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detention officer was charged with aggravated assault Tuesday by the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Cumberland Heights Regional Outreach Coordinator Preston O'Neal spoke told the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club the increasing problems with alcohol and drug addiction, including the opioid crisis that is wreaking havoc with lives across the Volunteer State.
A triple shooting at a university area apartment. Three males were shot and the gunman is on-the-run after an incident around 10:30 Sunday night at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Boulevard.
Saturday morning was perfect for 2019 Heart Walk at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and around the pond at Gateway Island.
With Fall officially arriving this Monday, you can already feel a change in seasons approaching. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran tells where motorists might wish to avoid today through September 28, 2019.
Free public tickets will be available this coming Monday for an upcoming special MTSU Distinguished Lecture by internationally renowned autism awareness advocate Dr. Temple Grandin.
The 2020 Census is months away, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already hiring part-time local workers for the count. Interested citizens can join the 2020 Census team by applying online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.
Perfect temps and a gentle breeze brought record attendance to Saturday's 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival in the Old Fort Park.
The historic Murfreesboro square was filled with laughter and live music Saturday night for the 8th Annual Wine Around The Square.
48-year old Robert Todd Tarkington of Murfreesboro went before Judge David Bragg on Friday (9/20/2019) and plead guilty to a charge of aggravated rape of a child that dates back to 1988.
One Colorado mother who just moved to Tennessee received Southern hospitality when a school resource officer and his wife donated a child safety seat for her 4-year-old child.
Do you recognize this man and this van? He may be a suspect in a series of car burglaries and thefts that occurred last week in the Blackman community.
At 8:37AM Thursday morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department was dispatched to a home fire at 5002 Boyd Drive. Flames destroyed that home and spread to the neighbors.
Mayor Shane McFarland awards Murfreesboro man the key to the city for 30+ years of local volunteer work.
The new campus is a single story, 37,500 square foot Pediatric Clinic and Outpatient Surgery Center as Phase 1. This is a $27.5 million investment into Murfreesboro and the residents within our community.
A man accused of killing 18 year old Carmen E. Simmons on March 13, 2019 in Murfreesboro will be before a Rutherford County Judge later this month. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS NEWS...
WGNS has more news on the manager of Donut Country on Memorial Blvd who was allegedly killed by her husband this past March.
Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department were at the State Farm Insurance Operation Center at 2500 Memorial Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, and they worked with the staff on a drill of what to do if an active shooter came into the complex.
The family of homicide victim Terrell Ray held an emotional candlelight vigil at 5:00 o'clock Sunday evening at Oakland Park.
The Siegel High School Band will proudly host the 5th Annual Stones River Championship high school band competition to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN.
There is a new foster care non-profit expanding to Rutherford County. Isaiah 117 House started over a year ago in Elizabethon, Tenessee.
Rutherford County Sheriffs Office Telecommunicator Raymond Shew. One deals with child safety. He was honored last week as the Child Passenger Safety Instructor of the Year.
Residents living in the area near MTSU continue to be concerned about the continued increase of crime and fatal shootings.
Hot, Hot, Hot---so the song goes and that matches the mood of both motorists and construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer and reports on areas to avoid and remain cool!
"Cool my dogs" took on new meaning Saturday at the Boro Beach's outdoor pool beside SportsCom. Several hundred canine friends took the plunge at one-buck a head for a "howl'n good time".
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) earned "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in the 12th edition of HRC's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released August 16.
A fully-equipped Dodge Charger joined the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office fleet after Deputy Chief Egon Grissom won the car at the annual Tennessee LifeSavers Conference.
Still another fatal shooting in a Murfreesboro apartment complex for students. Around 1:26 Tuesday afternoon, police answered a call to the Campus Villa Apartments at 902 Greenland Avenue.
94-year old World War II veteran Bill Allen made the 1943 Omaha Beach battle come alive to a captive audience Wednesday morning at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony.
Sometimes surveillance cameras lack considerably in quality, but Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in locating the driver of this truck. It appears to be a midsized, green, GMC pickup.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office captured first place for the third consecutive year for their category in the Tennessee Highway Safety Office's annual Law Enforcement Challenge Award.
Based on the recommendation of an independent engineer, the City of Murfreesboro will proceed with demolition of the structure previously utilized by Murfreesboro Little Theatre. The structure is located at 702 Ewing Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
Greenhouse Ministries' 5th Annual Game Day played to a packed Middle Tennessee Expo Center Monday night.
Not much news on the Sunday morning shooting that left one man dead on Halls Hill Pike. Police have identified the deceased male as 21-year old Marquis Turner. He was visiting from Illinois.
A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.
MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and a group of True Blue supporters took-off from the Murfreesboro airport Sunday morning with Raider Relief, supplies for storm victims in the Bahamas.
At 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning, the reportedly Third Annual Cardboard Regetta in the outdoor pool at SportsCom had a few spectators show up, but no entries.
Tremendous weather blended with time-challenged construction crews make for an interesting mix. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran issued his official report for motorists in the 'Boro covering today through September 14, 2019.
While not physically performing the ritual of saying "cheers" or "offering a toast", current and first-time exporters of craft beer met in the atrium of the Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street for a forum showing ways to expand their markets.
Bill Allen is the special guest speaker at the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony set for 9:00 o'clock this coming Wednesday morning beside the 9-11 Momument at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, 940 New Salem Road. The public is encouraged to attend as we honor First Responders.
MTSU was honored at the 4th Annual 'Boro Pride event was held on the Murfreesboro square Saturday evening.
Greenhouse Ministries' Co-Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS that the 5th Annual Game Day is set for 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, September 9, 2019, in the Tennessee Expo Center at 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The guest speaker is former NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb.
Multiple incidents began around 1:30 early Friday morning when the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to pull-over a speeding motorist on I-24 near I-840.
Shortly before 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a driver crashed her car into a home on Miranda Drive.
Ending youth violence within Murfreesboro starts in the home. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams stated...
At 9:30 Thursday morning, officials representing MTSU, the City of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and state government gathered on land adjacent to the Bridge Over Broad.
They will be performing an acoustic, intimate set. Hit songs include "Come to the Table", "The Words I Would Say", "Live Like That", "You Love Me Anyway" will all be a part of their concert.
The person who died of gunshot wounds on Labor Day is 18-year old Kendrick Maurice Moore, who just graduated from Stewarts Creek High School. Another shooting victim survived. That 17-year old juvenile was treated and released from the hospital.
Never leave valuables in sight, even if you lock your car. Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a man who used a stolen debit card for purchases at the Kroger Store on Lascassas Pike.
Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead, and another one injured. So far there have been two arrests, as well as several interviews with witnesses.
The Inaugural National Bacon Day Festival held from 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning until 7:00 that night Murfreesboro's McKnight Park at 120 DeJarnette Lane was pop'n with grease, along with thousands of happy people.
Fall is a great time in Middle Tennessee, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to let motorists know how to enjoy the season now through September 7, 2019 with even less hassles.
Prominent Yale theologian, author, and internationally known speaker Dr. Miroslav Volf will present an ecumenical lecture on Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 E. Main Street in Murfreesboro as part of the church's Dr. Martin McCullough Lecture Series.
MTSU will mark Sept. 11 in both a campus- and community-minded "True Blue" way this year, observing the 108th anniversary of the university's founding by helping save lives with neighbors at the annual"Battle of the Branches" blood drive.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office hopes that everyone enjoys the Labor Day weekend, but drivers are reminded to refrain from drinking and driving during the period.
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex at 11:20AM this coming Monday morning (9/2/2019).
Last year, the City Schools Foundation gave about $90,000 to the Murfreesboro School System to help local teachers in our community.
32-year old Christopher Allen Finley has been missing for approximately one-month. Contact Sgt. James Abbott at 629-201-5523 or Murfreesboro Police dispatch at 615-893-1311.
More on last week's robbery of the Dollar General Store at 1707 Bradyville Pike. Surveillance cameras took pictures of the suspect in this crime that took place on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
More volunteers are needed to help Greenhouse Ministries pack "Blessing Bags" to be handed out to those in need. Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS...
53 Year old John Carothers apparently wrote a racist letter to an organization asking for a Bible while jailed in Rutherford County and now details of that letter have been released.
At 10:00 o'clock this past Saturday morning, cool summer temps and a gentle breeze welcomed more than 200 attendees to celebrate the unveiling of the Tennessee Historical Commission mark in the front of Holloway High School at 619 South Highland Street.
With three major studio albums, five #1 hits, and eight top 5 songs under their belt, Sidewalk Prophets has solidified their place among the elite artists in Christian music.
Here's an update on the Thursday night crash between a Chevy Suburbabn and a semi on Memorial at Medical Center Parkway between a semi and SUV. The driver of the 2001 Suburban.
As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.
A recent 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.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying persons of interest involved in three recent cases.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) announces Brian Lowe as the department's new Assistant Chief of Training. Lowe was promoted to the position recently to replace Allen Swader who retired in July.
Do you recognize this suspect? On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Murfreesboro Police say that surveillance cameras show this man breaking into a car in the Old Time Pottery parking lot on River Rock Boulevard.
The number of counterfeit bills that are being accepted by local retailers is on the increase.
Thousands of new Middle Tennessee State University freshmen (Class of 2023) and transfer (Class of '21) students and their families will help ring in the 2019-20 academic year during University Convocation at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Murphy Center. The public is invited.
The Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden opens this coming Friday at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College Street. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, along with 2:00PM Sunday matinees.
There was a serious roll-over crash on J. D. Todd Road around 3:45PM Thursday afternoon. That's near Wilson County, and between Lebanon Pike (highway 231) and I-840.
Road crews are aware that mixed weather days are ahead, and they need to get as much construction completed before slow-downs. This also creates challenges for motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through Augut 24, 2019.
At Thursday night's County Commission meeting, Fire & Codes Academy Director Jeff Elliott presented an award to Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley. This was for having the state's highest number of training hours for a combination Paid/Volunteer Fire Department.
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...
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is back in Middle Tennessee. He was released from what some call Club Fed, a federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama where he spent the last two-years. He will serve the next 6-month at a halfway house in downtown Nashville.
Auto break-ins are dramatically increasing locally. Always remember to lock your car doors.
At 12:45 Tuesday afternoon (8/13/2019) Rutherford County Fire Rescue's squad 52 responded to a truck fire on I-840 west, near mile marker 66.
The case started with a referral from the Department of Children Services followed by an investigation by the Detective Tommy Roberts with the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.
A sex assault kit that was performed on the victim at the hospital was submitted to the TBI crime lab in 2018 and the results came back 9 months later.
Daryl Mackin, Founder & Executive Director of A Soldiers Child stated...
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1537 Lews Court just after 1:30AM Thursday morning.
Insight Counseling Center's 26th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday (8/15/2019) at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room. First Methodist' Pastor Dr. Drew Shelley welcomed the Insight Counseling guests.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated $750 to the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation. It is a "home away from home" for families of veterans who are undergoing treatment at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.
One of the big issues involves car break-ins, as explained by Public Information Officer Larry Flowers...
As storms swept across Rutherford County on Tuesday evening, a garage was lifted in La Vergne while trees were downed in Murfreesboro's historic district and shingles flew in Walter Hill.
MTSU's 817 new graduates are perfectly positioned to be advocates for public education, a longtime university professor said Saturday, Aug. 10, because they're its successful products.
Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it "a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education."
A location you remembered for steaks will soon be offering red crab. The former Longan's Roadhouse at 740 NW Broad Street is being renovated to become the new home of RED CRAB JUICY SEAFOOD.
Soak-in the sunshine and summer fun, while taking on traffic challenges brought about by gowing pains. Ram Balachandran checks his computer data and reports of potential trouble areas you might wish to avoid between today and August 17, 2019
The Rutherford County RELAY FOR LIFE began at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and continued until midnight in the gym at Middle Tennessee Christian School.
Several local residents are concerned about what type of industry plans to locate near the Cason Lane Trailhead. The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the final reading, and it now goes before the City Council.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. Contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.
There was an shooting in front of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. Murfreesboro police were called to the 800 block of Greenland Drive where a man was down on the sidewalk.
A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past was shot yet again early Thursday morning.
The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, for ten businesses seeking to fill more than 500 positions in Rutherford and surrounding counties.
Oakland High School Agri-Science Teacher Rachel Ralston recently attended an 8-day professional development institute at Bolton High School in Memphis.
The two Exchange Club's in Murfreesboro have jointly presented needed back-to-schools supplies to the Department of Children Services Rutherford County office.
On Thursday evening a big rig hit the "New Salem Highway, Exit 80" sign that is supported across all eastbound lanes of I-24. The steel structure dropped to the ground in the land along the right lane and stopped traffic flow toward Chattanooga.
Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon a car crashed into Hair Productions at 1833 Memorial Boulevard. A customer inside was injured and taken to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
American Heart Association Rutherford County Director Margaret Woods spoke to the Murfreesbroro Rotary Club on Tuesday that "Most people survive their first heart attack and return to their normal lives, but that is a warning to change."
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, an opportunity for neighbors and law enforcement to get to know each other and work to reduce crime is from 5:00 to 8:00PM tonight (8/6/2019) on the downtown square, SportsCom and Patterson Community Center.
The Seventh Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at 4:30PM Tuesday afternoon (8/6/2019) at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of Broadcaster's Conference.
The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its board meeting and 71st Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. During Tuesday's (8/6/2019) board meeting, President Whit Adamson announced that he plans to retire once a new person is selected.
Police have not determined why a grave marker was on Broad Street, where a motorist hit the headstone. However, the marker was taken to the Stones River National Battlefield for identification.
An elder at a local Church of Christ church in Murfreesboro contacted police in regards to the church allegedly being swindled.
The Senior Management of First National Bank of Murfreesboro announces the promotion of Shellie Rigsby to Vice President and Branch Manager of the 2230 Mercury Boulevard location here in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Police have identified the man who was fatally shot early Friday morning at the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard as 30 year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.
The City Schools Foundation's 4th Annual Back to School Dash 5k/10k will be held Saturday, September 14 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary.
For the third examining period in a row, the Bariatric Center at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital exceeded its re-accreditation requirements.
Greener grass and more rain for the season, Traffic Director Ram Balachandran tells how this impacts motors traveling in the 'Boro now through August 10, 2019.
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
Here's an update on early Friday morning fatal shooting of a man outside the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The deceased male has been identified as 30-year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.
There was an armed robbery shortly before 8:00 o'clock Saturday night at the Dollar General Store at 2984 South Church Street. If you saw or heard anything, phone the Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311.
A murder took place around 3:12AM early Friday (8/2/2019) morning in Murfreesboro at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
The $18.2-million improvement to Middle Tennessee Boulevard and beautiful new entrance to Middle Tennessee State University is now "officially" finished. With so many students, parents and visitors to the campus, this creates a dramatic "first impression" for Murfreesboro.
The City of Murfreesboro seems to be slowly into the idea of riding themselves of maintenance or up-keep and slowly focus on the exploration of outsourcing more. The idea is something that other cities are sharing across the country.
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used $4,000 of counterfeit money to purchase a 2006 Audi Quattro.
In one recent stalking case, the victim called Murfreesboro Police and told them that she was being stalked and harassed by an ex-boyfriend. The ex was allegedly using phones and social media to reach the woman, despite her pleas for him to stop.
The City of Murfreesboro continues to talk about the idea of merging Murfreesboro Electric with Middle Tennessee Electric. Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall told WGNS...
If calls to WGNS' local issue broadcasts are any indication, the public is very concerned with the piles of tree limbs, shrubs and debris stacked alongside Murfreesboro street.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department hosted a community service day on July 27th.
A hit and run accident on the New Salem Highway at I-24 in Murfreesboro led to a shots fired call a few minutes later.
The car not only drover around the parking lot honking at her, but allegedly followed her home... That according to a police report documenting a road rage incident in Murfreesboro.
The female suspect told officers that the victim was an acquaintance of hers and that she told him to get undressed for a massage. After the victim laid down on his stomach she got on top of him and stabbed him once in the neck with a knife, according to the MPD Arrest Report.
This past Sunday, the Murfreesboro School System unveiled the brand new Salem Elementary.
Leasing is currently underway on Vintage Gateway, an upscale apartment community, Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced this past week.
Local business owner and entrepreneur Peter Demos now has a book out. The book is entitled, "One Man's Journey Into the Love of God, Afraid to Trust." Demos stated...
It's been over 2-years since 16-year old Devin Bond packed pillows under his sheet to make it appear as if he was in bed. Then he reportedly stuffed several pants into a bag, put on a heavy coat and vanished into a chilly March 31, 2017 morning.
Although no one claims that temps near 90 are cool, it's better than what we had. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the computer to analyze what impact this might have on traffic congestion around construction areas today through August 3, 2019.
Murfreesboro officials are still not finding persons with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) that is needed to operate the truck that picks-up limbs and brush. They have a short-term solution to get the issue resolved.
Main Street Murfreesboro held its annual TASTE OF RUTHERFORD on Saturday night, offering a myriad of flavors from the Heart of Tennessee's best eateries.
The Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund has surpassed its minimum balance requirement of $10 million and will suspend assessments from grain producers.
The Villages of Murfreesboro is celebrating their 2nd anniversary this coming Sunday. Hope Rogers explains...
Nathaniel Sherman, who is a Belmont Law Student interning at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office, explains...
The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer's is being planned now and will take place on September 21, 2019 at the MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field (1568 Greenland Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130).
Slick Pig BBQ, a long time family operated restaurant in Murfreesboro, now has a brand new location in Smyrna. Founder John Robinson told WGNS...
Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a shoplifter photographed by surveillance video at the Dollar General Store, 4125 Manson Pike. The crime occurred around 10:15 Wednesday morning, July 12, 2019.
On August 2nd through August 11th, the local Center for the Arts will take on a new show that is quite creative. Bekah Thue, director of "The Last Five Years," explains...
As the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Jimmy Sullivan says teachers attending the annual Summer Conference training should target academic standards as most effective way to help students
The executive assistant to the past four Rutherford County mayors died of a massive heart attack Monday evening. Family visitation for Vicki Taylor will be 4-8PM Wednesday at Murfreesboro Funeral Home, services are 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center will host Colorful Creations Within the Soul, a collection of art by Diane J. Stockard from July 26 through August 29, 2019.
If you were in town on June 7-8, 2019, you probably heard roars from members of the Central High tigers class of 1969 who celebrated their Golden Anniversary!
Now, their first registration price increase is coming August 1st. So, if you want to save some money and run in the Middle Half, you should register before August 1, 2019.
The Rutherford County Fire-Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit has charged Justin Goostree with using gasoline to start last Sunday afternoon's fire at his mother's unoccupied property at 5541 Browns Chapel Road.
Drum Corps International return to Murfreesboro at 7:00 o'clock this coming Friday night. The 2019 Masters of the Summer Music Games will have 14 to 22 year old musicians competing in MTSU's Floyd Stadium.
NewsRadio WGNS does not usually report on false calls, but a Sunday incident in the Southridge subdivision involved so many blue lights, ambulances and heavy response trucks--that it was important to let the public know what happened.
Just after 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, a structure fire was reported on Browns Chapel Road. The home was a total loss.
A mix of storms and sweltering temperatures creates challenges for construction crews and motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through July 27, 2019.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks was named the 2018-2019 "Fire Chief of the Year" by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association
1856. Monday marks the 103rd anniversary of the purchasing of the home and founding of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro. The group held its Second Annual Legacy Gathering Saturday night. They are raising funds to preserve the 1856 home on the corner of College and North Academy Streets.
At 9:18AM Thursday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of Rucker Road.
Tree limbs, brush and hedge trimming is not only creating bad "visible first impression" for visitors to Murfreesboro, it's also killing grass and becoming an obstacle to motorists driving city streets--especially at night.
It's a busy week ahead for Murfreesboro City Schools. That includes a camp for pre-kindergarten students, a special celebration where new teachers sign their contracts with the system, and around the corner is the opening of the new Salem Elementary School.
They're not called crazy days of summer for nothing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer twice and forewarns of potential road challenges for today through July 20, 2019 here in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro's Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village at 402 S. Front Street is alive with the 42nd annual UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS is underway and drawing larger crowds. The event continues through Saturday night.
The 7th Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on Tuesday afternoon during the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual aonference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of its co-founder Dan Whittle.
Murfreesboro Murder Convict recently appeared before Judge David Bragg asking for a new trial with the hopes of getting out of prison early.
The lively festival competitions and the National Championships in music and dance that have made Uncle Dave Macon Days a success for the past 41 years is BACK this WEEKEND!
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.
Fire chiefs from across the southeast will be in Murfreesboro this weekend and next week. Pre-conference classes will be held at the Embassy Suites this weekend, along with conference sessions starting Tuesday.
If you love local history, the Rutherford County Historical Society meets at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday night in the Rutherford County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street. Tim James will tell the unique story of his father, Edsel Ford James, who started the Three-Ten Pipe and Tobacco Shop on East Main Street.
The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.
New property taxes for the growing City of Murfreesboro equal more money to operate the police, parks, codes departments and more. Councilman Ronnie Martin...
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.
US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
US Youth Soccer has announced the participants and schedule for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, taking place July 10-14 at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The donation of $25,000.00 was the total amount the Club has presented to Susan Galeas, Executive Director, The Family Center for 2018-2019.
A reckless homicide case that was investigated in Murfreesboro on March 13, 2019 will soon see the courtroom on June 21, 2019. Nathaniel Sherman, an intern at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office told WGNS...
This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.
Summertime traffic woes around construction sites are heating up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots today through July 13, 2019.
At 9:00 o'clock on the 4th of July morning the Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) started a new tradition. The public gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse and listened to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
In the city limits of Murfreesboro, it is only permissible to use fireworks on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:00 pm. Seasonal sales of fireworks are only...
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce Murfreesboro, Tenn., and the Tennessee State Soccer Association will host the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14, at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) crews were dispatched to a brush fire located in a field at Kingdom Drive and Veterans Parkway around 2:50 Tuesday afternoon.
An exciting new chapter in Toot's Good Food and Fun restaurants opens this coming Friday with the firm's first "theme facility". Toot's WEST on the corner of Franklin Road (highway 96) and Rucker Lane welcomes the public on the day after Independence Day.
Summer in the city, and construction crews are running full tilt. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists which grid-lock hot spots to avoid today through July 6, 2019.
The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching, and Murfreesboro's Fire Rescue and Police departments are coordinating safety measures for those in the community who will be celebrating.
Uncle Dave Macon Days will be at Cannonsburgh Village on July 12-13, 2019, and Influenced by the 2019 Heritage Award Winner is Balsam Range.
On Saturday night, Murfreesboro City Schools' Brianna Mason was named the 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship competition in Knoxville. She is a first-grade teacher at Hobgood Elementary School.
More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.
What was happening in the clouds over Murfreesboro Friday afternoon? Possibly a slow-motion galactic battle as two airships floated over the Heart of Tennessee.
Mindful Care Adult Day Services is looking for a new home. The 12-year-old non-profit association has operated in donated space at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
As the local population explodes, so does the need for non-perishable food to be distributed to needy individuals through the Salvation Army's Food Pantry.
The City of Murfreesboro finalized plans to sell city-owned land and develop an uptown hotel, condos and retail-office space. The old First Methodist bell tower and sanctuary will be preserved in the $1.8-million project.
More than $150,000 was raised Thursday night for the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. A performance by Charlie Daniels was the main attraction for The Grove at Williamson Place, across from The Avenue.
Everywhere you go in Murfreesboro, there seems to be a new coffee shop being built or it just opened. Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which has a coffee shop there as well, has a possible reason for this dramatic expansion.
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community.
The Wiz, a soul-filled version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a joyous retelling of Frank Baum's classic children's story grounded in contemporary African-American culture.It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM along with matinees at 2:00PM Sundays from July 5-21, 2019.
A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.
Brothers Michael and Aden Luchtefeld didn't have to fly in for the Civil Air Patrol national E-Tech Engineering Technologies Academy like many of their fellow cadets had to do this week at Middle Tennessee State University.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.
The Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:00 o'clock this coming Independance Day morning in front of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.
Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen continues to encourage his staff to expand their education on a regular basis. Several local officers attended FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Associaton (LEEDA) classes in Humble, Texas and Springfield, Missouri.
Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.
Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.
Phone tips to CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. NO ONE, not even the police, will know your identity.
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place
Rover, the City's public transportation service, is implementing a new electronic fare system to improve customer service payment options. The new system began is now operating on all Rover routes
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal is asking for the public's assistance with an early Monday (6/24/2019), morning vehicle fire at University Commons located at 1245 Old Lascassas Road.
Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Middle Tennessee State University is exploring ways to add a Kenyan institution to its roster of international partners for academic collaboration and as a source for new international students.
Summer is officially here, but June is wrapping-up "wet". Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran predicts where motorists challenges will occur today through June 29, 2019.
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect at Carriage Park Townehouses on E. Northfield Boulevard.
Lulu Roman, star of the iconic TV series, "Hee Haw", is the Celebrity Chef for Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro event slated for 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, September 12, 2019 at Hop Springs.
Once complete, the extension adds almost five miles to the concrete walkway between the Cason Lane trail head and Barfield Park.
Personalized bricks are being sold to pay for updates to the 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on 940 New Salem Highway.
Sarah Callender has been hired by the Main Street Board of Directors as the organization's new executive director. She takes on her new role in a week, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
The fight on opioid abuse continues and that fight has led the Murfreesboro Police Department to take a more extensive approach in fighting overdoses with a drug called NARCAN. MPD Police Chief Michael Bowen stated...
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease strike fear in families, and that is why Greenhouse Ministries encourages everyone to attend two free workshops that are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings, June 27 and July 11, 2019 at their 309 S. Spring Street location.
Hot time, summer in the city brings challenges for motorists. Since summer officially arrives this week, here are Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's suggested areas of concern for today through June 22, 2019.
Dads deserve more than a pair of dress socks this Father's Day. And while they might be perfectly satisfied with breakfast tacos in bed, Murfreesboro's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital notes that the men in your life would benefit longer-term from a frank conversation about health.
MTSU junior Jacob Hendrixson wanted to be around cars and work on cars when he started Central Magnet School's Car Club four years ago. Now he wants to race them.
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve their historic house is set for 5-9PM on Saturday evening, July 20, 2019 at the Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St.
The Murfreesboro City Council improved its first increase in over two-decades. With the new rate, an owner of a home of the average value in Rutherford County, $233,000, will pay about $16.50 more monthly effective July 1, 2019. That's roughly $0.54 cents a day.
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.
Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.
The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.
The International FolkFest continues through Sunday here in Murfreesboro and the mid-state. One Wednesday night, the dance troupes from the Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands performed alongside our own Cripple Creek Cloggers at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.
Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland on WGNS Action Line 8:10-9:00AM Wednesday morning.
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here, and that brings chalenges to motorists who are maneuvering Murfreesboro's construction project. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran offers this information to make you day better. This is for today throuugh June 15 , 2019.
A package found outside the the Rutherford County Republican Party office on Friday. An employee took it inside, opened the package and saw what appeared to be a possible explosive device.
The new community park in the Blackman area is still on go, but when? Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland updated WGNS...
As you read Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's road report, sing any of the summer fun songs that were popular when you were growing up. This covers today through Jue 8, 2019.
Mindful Care Adult Day Services offers supervised activities to persons with early dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It allows their caregivers to have some time for work or other activities. Those persons are usually their grown children or other relatives.
Daniel Sullivan was originally taken into custody in January of 2018 after being charged with two counts of rape. At the time of his arrest, Sullivan was attending college in Murfreesboro.
A local legend slipped quietly into heaven during the 8:00 o'clock hour Thursday evening. Dr. Liz Rhea touched many in her 85 years of caring and helping others. Visitation will be 10:00AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Fr. Stephen Brett and Fr. John Sims Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The freshman governor navigated a bumpy legislative path to score his most prominent policy win yet with the voucher-like proposal.
Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.
The Farm Bureau Insurance office in a strip center at 2864 South Church Street had an older customer accidentally hit the accelerator, jump the curb, and slam through the building a little before 8:00AM Wednesday morning.
Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
There is a free BABY FAIR this coming Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Center Parkway.
Imagine owning a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. Imagine the story behind one purchased in Europe with only about 22,000 miles on it over 40 years ago.
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.
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.
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.