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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's Vertical Expansion
UPDATE: St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's Vertical Expansion

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is now making a vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus. Three additional floors and 72 beds are being added to the west patient tower of the hospital. That totals an additional 60,000 square feet.

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Gas Opens At $1.92 In 'Boro, Fall Again: $1.87!
Gas Opens At $1.92 In 'Boro, Fall Again: $1.87!

Gas prices in Tennessee continue to fall. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.92 per gallon. Later that afternoon, prices collapsed another nickle to $1.87 per gallon.

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"Cold Weather" Didn't Dampen The Christmas Spirit!

Those attending the 2018 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Christmas Parade enjoyed some very creative entries.

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

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

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Longtime WGNS' Talent Died Friday Morning
Longtime WGNS' Talent Died Friday Morning

A longtime talent on WGNS passed away Friday morning at NHC Rehab Center here in Murfreesboro. Sophie Tipton Haislip performed regularly on WGNS with her first husband, the late Carl Tipton and the Mid State Playboys.

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Jolly Ram's Ho Ho Traffic Forecast
Jolly Ram's Ho Ho Traffic Forecast

A wintry blast, mixed with sleigh bells--often creates traffic challenges. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where you might like to avoid between today and December 15, 2018.

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FUN Christmas Weekend Ahead!
FUN Christmas Weekend Ahead!

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

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COLD DAYS More Tolerable Thanks To Local Church
COLD DAYS More Tolerable Thanks To Local Church

A local church is helping to make cold days for tolerable to needy individuals, thanks to their WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY.

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ROOM IN THE INN Opening On Mark Allen Ln.
ROOM IN THE INN Opening On Mark Allen Ln.

Reports indicate that the non-profit shelter "ROOM IN THE INN" is about to open and again offer shelter to area homeless individuals and families.

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

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

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Obituaries (Listen online)

These are the latest obituaries in Rutherford County...

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Blackman High's New Turf Field To Honor Bart Smith
Blackman High's New Turf Field To Honor Bart Smith

On Thursday, November 29, the Rutherford County School Board approved the construction of a turf field at Blackman High School. It will honor the late Bart Smith.

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Ram's Holiday Adventures
Ram's Holiday Adventures "Road Report"

Everyone's rushing during the holiday season. Some are shopping and others are trying to finish a project on time. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer notes the two don't always mix well together. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through December 8th.

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APTA Marker Unveiled Noon, Dec. 10, 2018
APTA Marker Unveiled Noon, Dec. 10, 2018

The Rutherford County Chapter of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities is planning to mark a 126-year-old structure in Downtown Murfreesboro. The new marker is scheduled to be unveiled at 305 N Highland Avenue on Monday, December 10th at noon.

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Top 2 Statewide Chemistry Honorees From 'Boro!
Top 2 Statewide Chemistry Honorees From 'Boro!

Many of the brightest young minds in chemistry from high schools across the region participated in the recent MTSU Department of Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The top two finishers were from Murfreesboro.

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"Faith, Family Freedom Luncheon" SOLD OUT Quickly!

State Senator Shane Reeves is having the First Annual FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM LUNCHEON at 11:30AM this coming Wednesday morning at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike.

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35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

From 4:00 to 8:00PM Saturday evening sprinkles along with temps in the low 60s brought huge crowds to the opening hours of the 35th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES.

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Community Mourns Reeves-Sain Closing Dec. 4th
Community Mourns Reeves-Sain Closing Dec. 4th

Corporate America just doesn't get it. In essence, a community is mourning the soon to die Reeves-Sain Drug Store with its demise scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The closing has never been for a lack of business.

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Murfreesboro Again Pumps Cheapest Gas In TN--$2.01
Murfreesboro Again Pumps Cheapest Gas In TN--$2.01

Tennessee gas prices are approaching their lowest levels of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters opened the week at $2.01 per gallon. That gives the CHEAPEST GAS AWARD again to Murfreesboro.

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Starting Monday, SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Becomes WGNS' Birthday Site!
Starting Monday, SIMPLY PURE SWEETS Becomes WGNS' Birthday Site!

SIMPLY PURE SWEETS at 118 N. Walnut Street becomes the WGNS BIRTHDAY CLUB site starting this coming Monday, November 26, 2018.

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Murfreesboro Parade Grand Marshals Announced
Murfreesboro Parade Grand Marshals Announced

MTSU President, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee are the grand marshals of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The parade begins at 2:00PM and its theme is "A Christmas Story".

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Handel's
Handel's "Messiah" 7:30PM Tuesday Night

The MTSU Schola Cantorum, Middle Tennessee Choral Society, MTSU Meistersingers and the First Methodist Adult Choir will blend their voices at 7:30 Tuesday night in a community musical performance of carols, holiday anthems and portions of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane.

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CUD Feels Christmas Is For Helping
CUD Feels Christmas Is For Helping

Consolidated Utility District (CUD) is partnering with area nonprofits and charities to promote giving that benefits residents of Rutherford County. Two of the three opportunities are represented by collection boxes located inside the utility's lobby at 709 New Salem Highway.

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MTSU Academic Scholarship Deadline Is December 1st
MTSU Academic Scholarship Deadline Is December 1st

Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent. Remember, the application deadline is about a week away.

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NO CHANGE ON GARBAGE--Friday remains same
NO CHANGE ON GARBAGE--Friday remains same

Murfreesboro garbage pickup on the Friday after Thansgiving remains the same.

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There's No Place Like The 'Boro For The Holidays
There's No Place Like The 'Boro For The Holidays

The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.

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Some 'Boro Discounters Open Week at $2.17/gallon
Some 'Boro Discounters Open Week at $2.17/gallon

Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Tennessee dropped another 8 cents last week. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.17 per gallon (11/19/2018).

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Rutherford County Library System FUN For Holidays
Rutherford County Library System FUN For Holidays

Lots happening at the Linebaugh Public Library System.

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MTSU Takes Thanksgiving Break
MTSU Takes Thanksgiving Break

An old song told about "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be doing that with a four-day Thanksgiving break this coming Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 21-24, 2018).

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Saturday Night Mobile Home Fire On Naylor Ave.
Saturday Night Mobile Home Fire On Naylor Ave.

Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.

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Ram's Boro Road Forecast Through November 24th!
Ram's Boro Road Forecast Through November 24th!

If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.

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Christmas Village at MTSU December 1 from 9AM-Noon
Christmas Village at MTSU December 1 from 9AM-Noon

MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.

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25th Annual Art Studio Tour SATURDAY & SUNDAY
25th Annual Art Studio Tour SATURDAY & SUNDAY

This is a milestone year, the Stones River Craft Association's ART STUDIO TOUR celebrates it 25th anniversary this weekend. Eight local studios are open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Adding 3 More Floors
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Adding 3 More Floors

On Wednesday morning Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially launched construction of a project that will add three additional floors to the west patient tower.

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Murfreesboro Gas $2.24/Gallon; Cheapest In State!
Murfreesboro Gas $2.24/Gallon; Cheapest In State!

Fuel prices are plunging. Crude oil dove to 8-month lows last week, which means the slump at the pump should continue. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week with regular gas at $2.24 per gallon.

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Monday Morning Fire At Murfreesboro's Jamison Steel
Monday Morning Fire At Murfreesboro's Jamison Steel

Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Monday morning (11/12/2018), Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue answered a structure fire call to Jamison Steel at 1532 Sarah Court.

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

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

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

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

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Monday Morning Power Outage--Squirrel Loses!
Monday Morning Power Outage--Squirrel Loses!

Suddenly around 6:07AM Monday morning the lights went out in parts of the 'Boro. Murfreesboro Electric crews scrambled to the Riverview area to determine what caused the loss of electricity.

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Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes
Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes

Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 1, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always, the historic Oaklands Mansion.

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Honored Veterans---Plus, MTSU 29 - WKU 10!
Honored Veterans---Plus, MTSU 29 - WKU 10!

MTSU's Friday night football battle included the 37th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces with the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to Jeff Davidson. And the Blue Raider 29 to 10 victory over Western Kentucky made the evening even better!

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Record Number of Rutherford Countians Vote Early
Record Number of Rutherford Countians Vote Early

Over 65,000 registered voters went to the election centers here in Rutherford County during this mid-term election. Forecasters say the record turnout will not help to predict the outcome of Tuesday's election.

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

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

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

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

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

The popular food event raises money for Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity to help build safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for low-income families across Rutherford County.

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

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

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

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

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Vanderbilt Medical Center's Groundbreaking Was Monday
Vanderbilt Medical Center's Groundbreaking Was Monday

Groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon. The site is on Garrison Drive, across from the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, behind New Vision Baptist Church.

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

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

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Northfield Boulevard Extension
Northfield Boulevard Extension

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Night Home Fire Displaces 3 Persons
Sunday Night Home Fire Displaces 3 Persons

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a two-story house fire at 3431 Hamberton Circle just after 9:30 Sunday night.

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Discounters Offer Regular Gas at $2.59 Per Gallon
Discounters Offer Regular Gas at $2.59 Per Gallon

The weekly stats from AAA show the average price of gasoline in the Volunteer State is $2.59 per gallon. Some 'Boro discounters started the new week with regular gas selling for $2.43.

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

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

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

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

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Mulcher Catches Fire in Murfreesboro
Mulcher Catches Fire in Murfreesboro

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

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Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline
Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline

Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.

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County Mayor Ketron Plants CHRISTMAS TREE
County Mayor Ketron Plants CHRISTMAS TREE

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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HARVEST DAYS
HARVEST DAYS

Fall was in the air Saturday with the 42nd Annual Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street. The popular free community gather of crafts, art, music, food and a look at this community two centuries ago.

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Another Successful BLESSING OF THE PETS!
Another Successful BLESSING OF THE PETS!

Sprinkles with temps around 50 did not deter animal lovers from bringing their canine and feline family to Beesley Animal Foundation at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard for the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Pets.

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FolkFest To Welcome England, Czech Republic and Mexico!
FolkFest To Welcome England, Czech Republic and Mexico!

Tourism in Rutherford County is exploding along with the population. Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder Steve Cates told WGNS that the draw of the group's INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST has enabled them to firm the three guest groups for the June, 2019 event. Folk troupes from England, Czech Republic and Mexico will perform here.

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

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

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

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

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SATURDAY: Open House and Blessing of Pets at Beesley Animal Foundation
SATURDAY: Open House and Blessing of Pets at Beesley Animal Foundation

THIS SATURDAY: The 2nd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 27th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 9:30am-11:30am. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: TBI Spokesperson Resigned
UPDATE: TBI Spokesperson Resigned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inventories Grow, Cost Per Gallon Drops 6-Cents
Inventories Grow, Cost Per Gallon Drops 6-Cents

Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week by selling regular gas at $2.51 per gallon. That's a drop of 6-cents when compared to last week's local prices.

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

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

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

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

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True Blue Homecoming; MTSU 21 - UNC 13
True Blue Homecoming; MTSU 21 - UNC 13

Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 50s greets Blue Raider enthusiasts for the "Mixer On Main Parade Watching Party" at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning on the lawn of MTSU President Sidney McPhee's home. It was topped with a Blue Raider victory: MTSU 21 - University of NC Charlotte 13.

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

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

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MTSU Homecoming Weekend
MTSU Homecoming Weekend

It's MTSU Homecoming weekend, and approximately 40 new Golden Raiders Society members from the class of 1968 were inducted at a special luncheon Friday in the Sam Ingram Building.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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International Moon Observation Night in Murfreesboro
International Moon Observation Night in Murfreesboro

International Moon Observation Night will take place at the TEC (Technology Engagement Center) this Thursday night on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.

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

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

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Mother of One Escaped Inmate Suggests Her Son Had Help from the Inside
Mother of One Escaped Inmate Suggests Her Son Had Help from the Inside

Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...

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

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

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

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

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THEC votes down LAW SCHOOL at MTSU: Vote 8 - 5
THEC votes down LAW SCHOOL at MTSU: Vote 8 - 5

Middle Tennessee State University's President Sidney McPhee said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University's School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.

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MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night
MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.

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It's FALL BREAK at MTSU
It's FALL BREAK at MTSU

FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.

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2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!
2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!

It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.

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Ram's Road Warriors Are Wearing A Jacket Now
Ram's Road Warriors Are Wearing A Jacket Now

The cold front from Hurricane Michael dropped the mercury and temps fell to the daytime 50s. Construction crews are on alert to make-up lost time before it gets colder. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid between today and October 20th.

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MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders
MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders

MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.

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Answers from Mayor McFarland
Answers from Mayor McFarland

Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.

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Saturday's Town Hall Meeting on
Saturday's Town Hall Meeting on "Hate Crimes"

A cross section of the community around Twin Oaks Drive came together Saturday afternoon for a TOWN HALL MEETING on Hate Crimes at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

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TOWN HALL MEETING on
TOWN HALL MEETING on "Hate Crimes" in Rutherford County

As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon...

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CAPTURED: Halfacre and Baxter Escapees Back in Custody
CAPTURED: Halfacre and Baxter Escapees Back in Custody

CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant
Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant

We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.

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

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

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12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon THIS SATURDAY
12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon THIS SATURDAY

The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.

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

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

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MTCS Provides New
MTCS Provides New "SEEKER SPACE" For Students

Middle Tennessee Christian School is providing students with a new type of classroom. It's called the SEEKER SPACE, a collaborative setting where students can meet for making, learning, sharing and exploring while seeking God, seeking creation, and seeking the truth. It is one of the first of its kind to open in Rutherford County.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gas Prices Rise More!
Gas Prices Rise More!

Murfreesboro gas prices increased 8-cents to $2.62 per gallon. Across the state regular gas jumped 6-cents to a state average of $2.69 per gallon. That's 9 cents more than a month ago, and 29 cents more than this time last year.

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Tim Leeper Roofing Providing Veteran A New Roof
Tim Leeper Roofing Providing Veteran A New Roof

Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.

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SLICK PIG'S Jerry & Teresa Robinson Celebrate 50th Anniversary
SLICK PIG'S Jerry & Teresa Robinson Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Sunday brought a milestone for Jerry and Teresa Robinson. Their Golden Anniversary took place in the standing room only family center at Temple Baptist Church on Minerva Drive. This loving couple helped their son, John, birth the Slick Pig Barbecue, and the rest is history.

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

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

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

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

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MTSU significantly increases Presidential Scholarship
MTSU significantly increases Presidential Scholarship

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

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Fall Leaf Collection in Murfreesboro
Fall Leaf Collection in Murfreesboro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stolen Car in Murfreesboro
Stolen Car in Murfreesboro

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

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'Boro Gas Prices UP 19-Cents, Remains Lowest In State
'Boro Gas Prices UP 19-Cents, Remains Lowest In State

Across Tennessee gas prices climbed 5 cents last week. In the 'Boro, they exploded UP 19-cents to start the new week at $2.54 for some discounters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MPD Arrested A
MPD Arrested A "Top 10 Most Wanted" Saturday Night

On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.

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Ram's Fall Road Projects To Avoid
Ram's Fall Road Projects To Avoid

The feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and as you breathe-in the freshness--you also note cold weather is around the corner. Traffic Director Ram Balachandran says construction crews are focusing on meeting deadlines before winter. Traffic jams around construction is a potential problem. Here are Ram's warnings now through October 6, 2018.

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

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

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Fleet Feet Project Zero
Fleet Feet Project Zero

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

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Patterson Park Natatorium HVAC System Approved
Patterson Park Natatorium HVAC System Approved

At its regular Thursday evening session, the Murfreesboro City Council approved an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Deputy To The Mayor--On Job Now For 6 Days!
New Deputy To The Mayor--On Job Now For 6 Days!

Steve Sandlin is not new to Rutherford County government. He served for 24-years on the county commission. But it is a different job, and after 6-days on-the-job, WGNS asked if the newly appointed deputy to the county mayor was surprised?

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Ram's Road Warriors Give Fall Traffic Forecast
Ram's Road Warriors Give Fall Traffic Forecast

Now that fall has officially arrived, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are rushing to complete jobs before cold weather sets-in. Here are potential road jam areas to avoid now through September 29th.

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State Honors 15 County Schools As
State Honors 15 County Schools As "REWARD SCHOOLS"

Fifteen of the Rutherford County School's facilities have been named Reward Schools. by the Tennessee Department of Education. By the way, Rutherford County Schools' Director Bill Spurlock will have more system news when he is the guest this coming Monday (9/24/2018) on the WGNS Action Line broadcasts (8:10-9:00AM).

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Adult Son Murders Father Friday Night In 'Boro
Adult Son Murders Father Friday Night In 'Boro

Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told NewsRadio WGNS that an adult son was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly killed his father. The murder occurred at their Brookrun Road home.

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

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

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City Hall Reception Honoring Dr. Gilbert Next Tuesday
City Hall Reception Honoring Dr. Gilbert Next Tuesday

With Dr. Linda Gilbert receiving the 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, the Murfreesboro City School Board is hosting a community reception next Tuesday (9/25/2018) evening from 5:00 to 5:45PM in the Rotunda at the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St.

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

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

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

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

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Hurricane Florence Victims Need Red Cross Blood
Hurricane Florence Victims Need Red Cross Blood

The American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence by providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected. It also needs your blood donations, and there are many opportunities to give "the gift of life" here in Rutherford County. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

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

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

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Old Fort Parkway: US Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon
Old Fort Parkway: US Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon

Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CONSTITUTION WEEK A Time To Learn About America!
CONSTITUTION WEEK A Time To Learn About America!

Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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MTSU Trustees Exploring New BS In Data Science
MTSU Trustees Exploring New BS In Data Science

The Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting at the university on Tuesday. The body is exploring the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science.

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Tennessee's Best Gas Prices Still In 'Boro
Tennessee's Best Gas Prices Still In 'Boro

Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Several Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.42 per gallon.

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

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

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

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

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Facing Rising Water
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Facing Rising Water

The swift water rescue teams from Murfreesboro are moving where needed to different South Carolina communities. NewsRadio WGNS spoke with some of our local swift water rescue team members. The water levels are rising, and flooding is expected to worsen.

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Political Forum 6PM Monday Night
Political Forum 6PM Monday Night

Rutherford voters can hear from legislative candidates in local races in a two-part event on Monday evening, September 17. First, at 6:00 PM in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, candidates for Tennessee Senate District 13 will appear in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV.

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Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018
Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018

Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims

Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.

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Local Entrepreneur Creates Product for Funerals
Local Entrepreneur Creates Product for Funerals

A new specialized product has been created by a Murfreesboro entrepreneur. The idea was born when Kim Honeycutt attended a funeral of a close friend, but there was no visitation line and she had never met the deceased person's family.

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Downtown On The Farm
Downtown On The Farm" Sunday, Sept. 30th!

Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, is a farm-to-table fundraising dinner featuring items sourced from local farms that will be transformed into a culinary adventure by five local chefs.

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Is COMPOSTING The Answer To Landfill Woes?
Is COMPOSTING The Answer To Landfill Woes?

Approximately forty community leaders boarded a charter bus Saturday morning, and went to Sevierville to learn about Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Composting is keeping 93 per cent of the waste out of that county's landfill. Could it work in Rutherford County?

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Ram's Roads To Avoid
Ram's Roads To Avoid

We're starting to smell fall, especially in the mornings. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes the ushers-in construction crews working to meet deadlines, and traffic jams around those sites. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through September 22.

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Elizabeth Taylor New Assistant City Attorney
Elizabeth Taylor New Assistant City Attorney

Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.

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Providence Christian Academy Adding 43,000 Sq. Ft.
Providence Christian Academy Adding 43,000 Sq. Ft.

Providence Christian Academy will begin construction on a new 43,000 square foot building in early 2019. The new building will house 9th- 12th grade classes. It will be located on the current campus on what is currently the wooded area adjacent to the PCA athletic field. The athletic field will remain in its current location.

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WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6-9PM Saturday
WINE AROUND THE SQUARE 6-9PM Saturday

Remember, St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation's 7th Annual Wine Around The Square is Saturday (9/15/2018) evening from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock on the historic Murfreesboro square.

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

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

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Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested At Lowe's
Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested At Lowe's

Around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County deputies arrested Timothy Lee Brooks Jr. of Columbia. He was wanted for murdering a 2-year-old child.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Headed to South Carolina
Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Headed to South Carolina

Several members of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue deployed Wednesday to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina.

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

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

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

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

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Local Rescue Teams Head To South Carolina
Local Rescue Teams Head To South Carolina

Around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday (9/12/2018) morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, and members of the Wilson County EMS will deploy from Murfreesboro to assist with Hurricane Florence efforts in South Carolina.

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Sept. 23 at Oaklands Park
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Sept. 23 at Oaklands Park

September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society is sponsoring a free and family-friendly Archaeology Day from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Oaklands Park.

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MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears
MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears

It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU
Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU

The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.

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9/11 Activities Tuesday
9/11 Activities Tuesday

What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).

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Week Begins With 'Boro Gas Prices At $2.43
Week Begins With 'Boro Gas Prices At $2.43

Gas prices inched lower over the weekend, as several major storms churn in the Atlantic. Several Murfreesboro discounters start the week with regular gas at $2.43 per gallon. Hurricane Florence is forecast to strike the U.S. east coast, yet gas prices have yet to be impacted.

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"Every 1 Matters" at Greenhouse Ministries' GAME DAY

Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.

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Rutherford County Fire & Rescue $247K Grants
Rutherford County Fire & Rescue $247K Grants

Rutherford County Fire and Rescue has been awarded $247,000 in grants. The Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants provide resources to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel.

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Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 6PM This Monday
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 6PM This Monday

Just a reminder, Greenhouse Ministries 2018 GAME DAY is this coming Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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MPD Violent Crimes Is Looking For Amin Abdulqani Kosar
MPD Violent Crimes Is Looking For Amin Abdulqani Kosar

Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in an ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY at the College Grove Apartments. Warrants are on file with Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Local First Responders Build Habitat Home
Local First Responders Build Habitat Home

On Thursday (9/6/2018) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY dedicated the 154th home built in Rutherford County. The home at 415 Douglas Avenue was built by local emergency responders.

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RCSO Prinsoner Transport Van Involved In Fender Bender
RCSO Prinsoner Transport Van Involved In Fender Bender

There was an unusual two-vehicle fender bender that occurred shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday (9/7/2018) morning on West Main Street, near Front Street.

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Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In
Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In

The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Will Tropical Storm Gordon UP Gas Prices?
Will Tropical Storm Gordon UP Gas Prices?

Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Several discounters started the week with $2.49 regular gas, but one was a nickel less at $2.44. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon.

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

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

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Habitat's FIRST RESPONDERS BUILT Home To Be Dedicated Thursday
Habitat's FIRST RESPONDERS BUILT Home To Be Dedicated Thursday

A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.

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Linebaugh's Pen Pal Coming September 26th
Linebaugh's Pen Pal Coming September 26th

The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library at 6:30 Wednesday evening, September 26th. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library and admission is free.

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Fake News, Publicity or Gossip--MTSU's Dr. Burriss Has More
Fake News, Publicity or Gossip--MTSU's Dr. Burriss Has More

What is the difference between fake news, publicity or gossip? MTSU's School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry L. Burriss, Ph.D., J.D., shares his opinion on actors, sports figures, along with the rich and famous being given media exposure to give views on issues about which they are not experts.

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ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?
ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?

The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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Ram's LABOR DAY WEEKEND Road Report
Ram's LABOR DAY WEEKEND Road Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran encourages motorists to drive carefully during this Labor Day weekend, and to be prepared to stop for stalled traffic in front of you.

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MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion
MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion

MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'Boro Gas Discounter Starts At $2.45
'Boro Gas Discounter Starts At $2.45

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. In the 'Boro one discounter started the week at $2.46 per gallon. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower.

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Murfreesboro Launches
Murfreesboro Launches "Community Services" Division

On Monday the City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division--the Community Services Division. This is a part of the reorganizing of the city's administrative structure that is designed to enhance service to residents. They will be the guest on Tuesday morning's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8/28/2018).

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State Rep. Sparks Addresses Evening Rotary
State Rep. Sparks Addresses Evening Rotary

The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".

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MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!
MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!

The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.

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Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award
Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award

Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.

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Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro
Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro

One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.

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State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!
State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gas Prices Fluctuating--Down This Week--$2.46
Gas Prices Fluctuating--Down This Week--$2.46

The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week at $2.46 per gallon. That's down 4-cents from the previous week, but the same as it was earlier last month.

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

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

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

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

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Prescription Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to TN Overdose Deaths
Prescription Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to TN Overdose Deaths

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.

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The Ebb and Flow of Murfreesboro Restaurants + Welcome Red Carpet Self Storage
The Ebb and Flow of Murfreesboro Restaurants + Welcome Red Carpet Self Storage

Murfreesboro's changing face in restaurants. Over the past year, we've seen well known eateries go while new tastes are offered. It seems that this all began in the 90's when a study indicated that Murfreesboro had one of the highest per capita populations for eating out. Almost as if a magic wand was waved, the flood gate to new cuisinne poured-in.

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Ram's Advice To 'Boro Motorists!
Ram's Advice To 'Boro Motorists!

A few milder days here and there, lets us know we're approaching the ending of summer. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran also warns motorists that it indicates construction crews are speeding-up to finish their projects. That sometime creates traffic jams. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 25th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story
Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gas Prices Drop---'Boro Again Lowest In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop---'Boro Again Lowest In Tennessee

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. Murfreesboro discounters started the week lower, in fact--the 'Boro is back in the "lowest" Tennessee price.

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

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

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

Prime construction weather keeps the pedal to the medal for crews. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks active projects and warns motorists of areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through August 18th.

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'Boro Art Crawl Draws Crowds Downtown
'Boro Art Crawl Draws Crowds Downtown

The 'Boro Art Crawl is having a significant impact on visitors to Historic Downtown Murfreesboro. From 6:00 until 9:00 Friday evening (8/10/2018), the downtown square had families strolling and looking at artwork displayed in the uptown merchants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Annual Doughboy Challenge in Murfreesboro to be held on August 18th
Annual Doughboy Challenge in Murfreesboro to be held on August 18th

The annual Doughboy Challenge is coming up. A representative for General Mills in Murfreesboro stated...

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

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

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Governor Speaks to State Broadcasters In 'Boro
Governor Speaks to State Broadcasters In 'Boro

Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its 70th conference at the Embassy Suite in Murfreesboro. Governor Bill Haslam spoke at Wednesday's luncheon. WREG-TV President and General Manager Ron Walter was presented the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, the group's highest honor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney
Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney

Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.

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

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

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

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

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Honors Seven
Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Honors Seven

Popular local writer and broadcaster Dan Whittle along with six other journalists were inducted into the Sixth Annual TENNESSEE JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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

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

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WELCOME Tennessee Broadcasters
WELCOME Tennessee Broadcasters

Broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center for their Annual Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Conference.

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

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

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

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

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Gas $2.64/Gallon---'Boro Not In
Gas $2.64/Gallon---'Boro Not In "Lowest Price" City

Prices at the pump exploded up 20-center in Murfreesboro, yet are pointing lower again as we move into a new week. Most discounters are offering regular gas at $2.65 per gallon in the 'Boro, but a couple started the week at $2.64.

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

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

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

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

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Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!
Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!

We're starting to feel the "hint" of a change of season, and that warns construction crews to "speed up". Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that this also can create "traffic challenges". Here are Ram's grid warnings for today through August 11th.

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NOW, Self-Guided Tours Of Oaklands Mansion!
NOW, Self-Guided Tours Of Oaklands Mansion!

As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.

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True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU
True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU

It's almost time for MTSU's True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students for 2019 and beyond -- and for the first time, the kickoff will be in Rutherford County at MTSU Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and their family members from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and other nearby counties are welcome to attend.

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$1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks
$1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks

State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.

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Linebaugh Library Closing August 27-29 For Changes
Linebaugh Library Closing August 27-29 For Changes

Some construction improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will result in regular services being closed Saturday through Wednesday, August 25 through 29, 2018. However, Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas said "Patrons can ring the Church Street side service bell and pickup items being held for them."

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Donald Anthony Now Planning Department Director
Donald Anthony Now Planning Department Director

Donald Anthony is the new director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning Department since 2015.

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Paint Your Habitat
Paint Your Habitat "Cook'in To Build" Bowls Now thru Oct. 15

Individuals are painting their bowls now through October 15th for the 11th Annual Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity Cookin' To Build on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 that morning until 1:30 in the afternoon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rutherford County Election Observations
Rutherford County Election Observations

WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."

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

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

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Governor Haslam Legacy Extends to Judiciary
Governor Haslam Legacy Extends to Judiciary

One of the biggest issues affecting Tennessee is the opioid epidemic. Governor Haslam praised state judges for their efforts in developing and presiding over recovery courts...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU
MTSU "Stole Ceremony" for Veterans Is Wednesday

The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Still Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee
Still Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee

Gas prices rose 2 cents nationwide last week, as prices in the southeast face upward pressure. Wholesale gasoline prices rose 8 cents in Florida and Georgia, and 7 cents in Tennessee.

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Watch Where You Are Driving"

Tis the season to be constructing, and that also creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 4th.

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Saturday Morning Blaze Destroys 1319 Dodd Trail Home
Saturday Morning Blaze Destroys 1319 Dodd Trail Home

There was an early blaze around 4:00AM Saturday morning at 1319 Dodd Trail. That home is near the Stones River Greenway and Cason Lane Trailhead.

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Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU
Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU

The Southern Girls Rock Camp again gave young aspiring musicians a chance to showcase their musical and arts talents for a 16th year at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Local Cardiologist Shows How To RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY!
Local Cardiologist Shows How To RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY!

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Rishi Saxena for a seminar on planning for retirement. It begins at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night, August 14, 2018.

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Library's Technology Center Opens WEDNESDAY!
Library's Technology Center Opens WEDNESDAY!

The Rutherford County Public Library System's new Technology Engagement Center officially opens this Wednesday. The 5,492 square foot facility is located at 306 Minerva Drive, on campus with Hobgood Elementary School and behind the fire hall on Mercury Boulevard.

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Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors
Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors

Five MTSU professors have been honored for their excellence in helping students learn by doing. Congratulations to Michelle Boyer-Pennington, Robert Gordon, Lucy Matthews, Hanna Park, and Ben Stickle.

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Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE
Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE

The local Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. They particularly need donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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

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

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

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

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Council Approves New Meeting Time
Council Approves New Meeting Time

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

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Fire Fighters Resolve Propane Leak In Christiana
Fire Fighters Resolve Propane Leak In Christiana

A gas leak was reported Thursday morning at 635 Old Christiana Road. When units from the Christiana Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue arrived, it was learned that a bush hog had struck a 500 gallon underground propane tank.

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Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable
Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable

RUTHERFORD Cable is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and all five five founders will be honored at the group's August 14th meeting, and Founder Rebecca Climer is the keynote speaker.

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Rutherford County Ties for #3
Rutherford County Ties for #3

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.

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

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

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

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

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If you were
If you were "waived through", you were OK!

If you were traveling across the Walter Hill Bridge between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon, you may wonder what the large police presence was. The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was conducting a "seat belt check", and if the deputies say you were wearing restraints--you were waved through.

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Local Author at Linebaugh August 11th (10AM-1PM)
Local Author at Linebaugh August 11th (10AM-1PM)

Linebaugh Public Library is delighted to host Ken Vanderpool for a book signing on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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

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

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Murfreesboro GAS, Again--Lowest In State!
Murfreesboro GAS, Again--Lowest In State!

Murfreesboro again came in with the lowest gas prices in Tennessee with regular gas at $2.42 at some discounters. That's a dime lower than the second cheapest price (Clevelenad).

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

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

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Dr. Nimal Patel Joins St. Thomas Medical Partners
Dr. Nimal Patel Joins St. Thomas Medical Partners

Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Areas to Avoid
Ram's Traffic Jam Areas to Avoid

It's the time of the year when crews ramp-up work on construction projects, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid traffic jams now through July 28th.

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Trustpoint Hospital Interview - WGNS
Trustpoint Hospital Interview - WGNS

WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...

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

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

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

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

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More Sobriety Checkpoints Coming Up
More Sobriety Checkpoints Coming Up

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

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Tennessee Planning Execution Next Month
Tennessee Planning Execution Next Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No Smoking in Public Housing
No Smoking in Public Housing

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro #2 VEGAN CITY In USA!
Murfreesboro #2 VEGAN CITY In USA!

Where did I hear, "If you don't know your community, know your property assessor--and if Rob says it's so...it's so!" Rob Mitchell's tech connections show that Murfreesboro not only is one of the TOP TEN PLACES FOR VEGANS, but it's number 2!

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Panel looking at candidates for new Circuit Judgeship

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District - Cannon and Rutherford counties.

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

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

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TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails
TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails

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

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

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

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Prices In Tennessee

Gas prices across the nation increased 1.5 cents during the past week. However, in Murfreesboro, it dropped 3-cents at some discounters to $2.46 per gallon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS JOINS SAINT THOMAS MEDICAL PARTNERS
MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS JOINS SAINT THOMAS MEDICAL PARTNERS

(Murfreesboro) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.

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

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

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Brian Rogers Running For 13th District County Commission
Brian Rogers Running For 13th District County Commission

Software Developer Brian Rogers announces that he is running for the Rutherford County Commission in District 13 on August 2nd, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Democratic Party.

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Ram's
Ram's "Hot Road Congestion Forecast"

Join us in a sing-along of "Hot, Hot, Hot", while Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential traffic congestion areas for today through July 14.

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The Woman's Club Celebrates At The Alley On Main
The Woman's Club Celebrates At The Alley On Main

The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro, a local 501(c)(3) Public Charity, will hold its inaugural Legacy Gathering. This event is hosted by The Alley on Main from 4:00 to 7:00PM Sunday afternoon. This gathering of friends, old and new, hopes to bring a new awareness of the uniqueness of downtown Murfreesboro and the challenges and opportunities of local residents and businesses.

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Be Careful With the SUN!
Be Careful With the SUN!

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital warns that a good tan is not always healthy. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is also the most preventable.

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Love Shakespeare? Linebaugh has it.
Love Shakespeare? Linebaugh has it.

Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works! On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.

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

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

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Shooting Death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist
Shooting Death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist

The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.

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NAACP Invites Public To POLITICAL FORUMS
NAACP Invites Public To POLITICAL FORUMS

The Murfreesboro NAACP is conduction two separate political forums at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue. Both are are 7:00 o'clock in the evening; one is Monday (7/9/2018) and the other is Friday (7/13/2018).

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

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

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Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies
Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies

A lady who touched the lives of so many, passed away from an extended illness at 10:59 Tuesday evening. Bettie Clayton Cook loved history, and especially local history, and shared it as a part of her longtime career with the National Parks Service and the Stones River National Battlefield.

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

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

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

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

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On HOT DAYS Check On Elderly and Those Alone!
On HOT DAYS Check On Elderly and Those Alone!

A dangerous HEAT ADVISORY continues for Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee for the next several days. The heat index has already reached the 107 degree mark.

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

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee.

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Additional County Clerk Offices Expected as Rutherford County Grows
Additional County Clerk Offices Expected as Rutherford County Grows

As Rutherford County continues to grow, so does the number of vehicles on the roadway. More vehicles equals more lines in the county clerk office. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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ATF Warns of Illegal Fireworks and More
ATF Warns of Illegal Fireworks and More

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division reminds the public, whether attending community fireworks displays or celebrating with backyard fireworks, to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks.

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100 Cats Seized / Taken In by PAWS of Rutherford County - Adoptions a Priority
100 Cats Seized / Taken In by PAWS of Rutherford County - Adoptions a Priority

The Pet Adoption and Welfare Services office in Murfreesboro has an emergency on hand as they just took in some 100 cats. Hannah Bleam explains...

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Murfreesboro Parks want YOUR Input
Murfreesboro Parks want YOUR Input

The City of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold a public input meeting regarding existing and future facilities and programs of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Indecent Exposure South Church / Veterans Pkwy Parking Lot
Indecent Exposure South Church / Veterans Pkwy Parking Lot

Murfreesboro Police were called to a South Church Street parking lot on Monday in regards to an indecent exposure situation.

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Cole Joins Staff at Local United Way
Cole Joins Staff at Local United Way

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently hired Michael Cole as the Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives.

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Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update
Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update

UPDATE: Arrest Made - Murfreesboro Police are holding three persons without bond in connection with last Wednesday's murder and shooting on the Old Lascassas Pike. Lesean Janell Savage, Chasitie Smith and Kyle Fugett are charged with 1st degree murder.

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July 13th the coveted Trail Blazer Award will be presented to the
July 13th the coveted Trail Blazer Award will be presented to the "Queen of Bluegrass" at Uncle Dave Macon Days

The 2018 Uncle Dave Macon Days is proud to announce as a part of the 2018 Festival the Annual Trail Blazer Award Winner--Rhonda Vincent.

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Independence Day GAS Prices
Independence Day GAS Prices

Gas prices are are facing upward pressure as Independence Day quickly approaches. AAA forecasts nearly 47 million Americans will travel for the holiday. The 39.7 million - who will drive - will find gas prices 50-60 cents more than last year.

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Missing 59-Year Old Man Drowned In Stones River
Missing 59-Year Old Man Drowned In Stones River

59-year old Floyd Walter Corley, Jr. was reported missing from Walter Hill Park this past Sunday afternoon. Searchers later found his body beside the dam shortly after lunchtime on Monday.

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Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man
Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man

Around 7:15 this past Friday evening, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Northfield Blvd near Tudor Place involving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. 33-year old Derossi Leon White of Clarksville died of those injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Andrea Loughry Vice Chair TN Arts Commission
Andrea Loughry Vice Chair TN Arts Commission

Murfreesboro arts leader, Andrea Loughry will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair. The appointment began July 1, 2018 and will continue for a year.

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Job opportunities for Rutherford County inmates
Job opportunities for Rutherford County inmates

Job opportunities for inmates arrived in the form of a Hyundai forklift Friday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Burger Republic Caters to Canines
Burger Republic Caters to Canines

Servers will offer canine customers bowls of water and complimentary doggy treats.

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THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was enroute to a fatal crash, when his SUV was involved in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Goes Hi-Tech!
Woman's Club of Murfreesboro Goes Hi-Tech!

Celebrating its 102nd anniversary in a few weeks, tech-savy members of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro open a new website.

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Beware: Summertime Treats Can ADD WEIGHT!
Beware: Summertime Treats Can ADD WEIGHT!

The scales show that Tennessee is ranked among the top 10 most obese states. You can be a part of changing that trend, by changing some habits.

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Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!
Celebrate the 4th of July Locally!

This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!

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Supply Chain Management Camp
Supply Chain Management Camp

Adults often wish they could give advice to their younger selves, especially when it comes to career and education choices. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is hoping to accomplish this feat, in a way, through its industry-specific camps for area high school students.

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RSCSO needs your help...do you recognize suspect?
RSCSO needs your help...do you recognize suspect?

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help. As the midnight hour turned Friday night into Saturday (6/30/2018), surveillance cameras captured a subject who robbed the clerk at the Blackman Market

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Hemp Company / Store in Murfreesboro wants to Set the Record Straight
Hemp Company / Store in Murfreesboro wants to Set the Record Straight

A local company called "Tennessee Hemp Supply, LLC," that has a location in Murfreesboro, says they need to set the record straight.

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Lineman Rodeo in Murfreesboro was this past Weekend
Lineman Rodeo in Murfreesboro was this past Weekend

If you're looking for an interesting and unique weekend adventure here in Murfreesboro, head over to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on West Thompson Lane. Middle Tennessee Electric is sponsoring this event and there are no fees for parking or admission.

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Cripple Creek Cloggers Now Performing In Germany
Cripple Creek Cloggers Now Performing In Germany

Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers are performing in Germany at the tenth Danetzare in Erfurt. The local Appalachian style dance group is performing with troupes from East Timor, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia, as well as by the host folk troupe, Thuringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announces Chief Operating Officer and Director of Emergency Services
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announces Chief Operating Officer and Director of Emergency Services

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce Thomas Roddy has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Miller has joined the clinical leadership team as Director of Nursing...

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Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!
Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!

A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.

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MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off
MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off

Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.

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MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect  potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover
MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover

Three years of investigation conducted by a Middle Tennessee State University chemistry researcher, two of his graduate students and three researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has led to a unique design for monitoring acetaminophen (a common ingredient in pain medications) to prevent overdose, resulting in liver damage.

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Non Profit Greenhouse Ministries Continues to Move Forward with New Building Plans
Non Profit Greenhouse Ministries Continues to Move Forward with New Building Plans

Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro continues to move forward with expansion plans. The local non-profit is in the process of raising money to pay for the construction of more space. Christy Sanford with Greenhouse explains...

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MTSU Football Hosted Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Football Hosted Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

On Wednesday, June 20, Coach Rick Stockstill and the MTSU Football team and staff hosted a football clinic for children and youth with special needs attending Camp Ability of Special Kids.

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41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro
41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro

Grab your banjos and shine you dancin' shoes--the 41st annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is set to kick-off at Cannonsburgh Village, Friday afternoon 1pm, July 13th and Saturday morning 9am, July 14th in historic Murfreeesboro, Tennessee...

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Helping those most in need
Helping those most in need

First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro will host a special event this Friday night called, "Living a better story." Funds raised this Friday at 6:30pm will go to the "Mahima Ministries" program.

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Fire Marshal's Office Requests Assistance with Fireworks Related Arson
Fire Marshal's Office Requests Assistance with Fireworks Related Arson

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office requests the public's assistance in obtaining information related to a string of fireworks-related incidents that occurred Tuesday evening, including one case of arson.

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Good Samaritans Extinguish Grass Fire in Murfreesboro Area
Good Samaritans Extinguish Grass Fire in Murfreesboro Area

Thompson told WGNS that the fire may have been caused by someone throwing their cigarette out the window.

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55,276 DUI Arrests in Tennessee over 11 year period
55,276 DUI Arrests in Tennessee over 11 year period

Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline
Gas Prices Continue To Decline

AAA reports that gasonline prices have dropped for the past 28 consecutive days in Tennessee, and a 'Boro discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4
Murfreesboro offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4

In observance of Independence Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed. Rover, the City's public transportation system, will not run on Independence Day.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Director says that more help is needed with Mental Illnesses
Murfreesboro City Schools Director says that more help is needed with Mental Illnesses

Murfreesboro City Schools Director Linda Gilbert is looking at what can be done when it comes to helping children and sometimes their parents that suffer from severe mental health issues...

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Rick LaLance formally announces bid for re-election to Murfreesboro City Council
Rick LaLance formally announces bid for re-election to Murfreesboro City Council

"The next Council will truly help shape the future of Murfreesboro. Voters want someone who is going to listen to all sides and make smart, reasonable decisions.

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MPD begins operating at new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters
MPD begins operating at new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters

REMINDER: As of Monday, June 25, 2018, the Murfreesboro Police Department will officially operate out of the new Police Headquarters facility located at 1004 North Highland Ave.

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Osborne Named Instructional Effectiveness Coordinator for Murfreesboro Schools
Osborne Named Instructional Effectiveness Coordinator for Murfreesboro Schools

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, has announced the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Osborne as Coordinator of Instructional Effectiveness and Assessment.

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Ram's Road Report Through June 30th
Ram's Road Report Through June 30th

Summertime and the construction crews are busy, so hush little baby and learn where NOT to go. Here's Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's report on places to avoid from today through June 30th.

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Murfreesboro July 4th Celebration
Murfreesboro July 4th Celebration

The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Wednesday, July 4...

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Council Approves Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility
Council Approves Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility

The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 21) formally approved two (architectural and engineering) firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility.

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UPDATE: Emission Testing of Vehicles in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Emission Testing of Vehicles in Rutherford County

State Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) and State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) held a joint town hall meeting in Smyrna Tuesday to discuss the 2018 legislative session.

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Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time
Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

The 47-year-old Weir is facing a 16-count indictment after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old Coffee County student in 2015.

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Child Abuse Prevention Movement Adds Five New Trainers
Child Abuse Prevention Movement Adds Five New Trainers

"The Child Advocacy Center set an ambitious goal to train 5% of the adult population in Rutherford and Cannon Counties how to protect children from child sexual abuse utilizing the Darkness to Light Curriculum," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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Ram's Sizzling Sunny Days Traffic Forecast
Ram's Sizzling Sunny Days Traffic Forecast

Sizzling sunny days are allowing construction crews to focus on their jobs. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that creates congestion for motorists. Here are his areas to avoid today through June 23.

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Getting rid of PAIN without surgery or pain medication at the David Price Center
Getting rid of PAIN without surgery or pain medication at the David Price Center

Imagine a therapy that uses your own stem cells to tackle pain as opposed to having surgery or taking pain medication. Kennedy Fike with the David Price I-MAC Center in Murfreesboro explains...

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36th Annual FOLKFEST Wrapping Up
36th Annual FOLKFEST Wrapping Up

It's been a great week for the 36th Annual International FolkFest. For the past week, dance troupes from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden have visited throughout our community. Residents are invited to a special free performance on the Murfreesboro square from 8:30AM to 12:30PM Saturday (6/16/2018).

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Driving a Solid Waste Department Truck in Rutherford County
Driving a Solid Waste Department Truck in Rutherford County

WGNS' Scott Walker Spoke to Rutherford County Solid Waste truck driver Stan Gibbs on Thursday about his love for the community and what he likes about working for the county...

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More Rover Bus Routes Possible in the Future
More Rover Bus Routes Possible in the Future

With a future Rover Bus Station to be built in Murfreesboro on West Main Street, the potential of new bus routes will be a reality.

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Murfreesboro Police to Carry Narcan
Murfreesboro Police to Carry Narcan

The drug has been a life saving tool over the years in preventing deaths on heroin overdose calls. Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen stated...

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Approximately 5 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Murfreesboro
Approximately 5 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro Police Gang Detective was notified after one pound of marijuana was found inside the apartment of a man on the New Salem Highway.

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Deer, Bear, Raccoons--OH MY!
Deer, Bear, Raccoons--OH MY!

Murfreesboro continues to be the tenth fastest growing cities with a population over 100-thousand in the United States. That may be bringing more quality jobs to the community, but it's creating a challenge for deer, turkeys, raccoons, groundhogs, skunks, and more.

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Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made
Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made

A woman by the name of Emily M. Hart has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started in 2016 at 1730 Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Man who overdosed in Murfreesboro to face drug charges
Man who overdosed in Murfreesboro to face drug charges

What was labeled as an "Unintentional Drug Overdose" in Murfreesboro has led to warrants being filed for the alleged sale or distribution of narcotics.

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Gas In 'Boro Again CHEAPEST IN STATE!
Gas In 'Boro Again CHEAPEST IN STATE!

Tennessee gas prices have declined 3 cents last week. Here in Murfreesboro, the lowest priced discounter dropped a penny and others join them with regular gas $2.58, again putting as having the cheapest gas.

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Parking in Downtown Murfreesboro on and near the Square
Parking in Downtown Murfreesboro on and near the Square

Parking around the Murfreesboro Square will likely change over the next few years as downtown businesses continue to see more customers.

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Wading in Lytle Creek Every Wednesday in Murfreesboro and MORE
Wading in Lytle Creek Every Wednesday in Murfreesboro and MORE

WET and WILD Wednesdays will be conducted at Old Fort Park at the Overall Street entrance each Wednesday during the month of June.

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City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac Distillery Development access road
City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac Distillery Development access road

The City of Murfreesboro has received notice of $5.58 million in State Industrial Access (SIA) funding for the Sazerac Distillery Development Public Road.

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Ram's Traffic Challenges Through June 16th
Ram's Traffic Challenges Through June 16th

Warm weather and outdoor work season. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects are at a peak and warns of places to avoid while driving now through June 16th.

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Drive a BIG Truck for a Living in Rutherford County - Hiring Opportunity
Drive a BIG Truck for a Living in Rutherford County - Hiring Opportunity

Local resident Kenny Manley drives a truck for a living, but he is home by at least 3:00 each day. In other words, he drives a truck in Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape

The arrest, made by Detective Tommy Roberts on June 1st, came after police were called to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in regards to the potential case.

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'Boro Has Lowest Gas Price in State
'Boro Has Lowest Gas Price in State

The summer driving season is in full swing, and it opened with the most expensive gas prices in four years. Fortunately, those prices at the pump are beginning to trickle lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas at $2.59 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro Native serves with Navy Strike Fighter Squadron
Murfreesboro Native serves with Navy Strike Fighter Squadron

A 2015 Dekalb County High School graduate and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world's most advanced warplanes.

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Over 9 Grams of Crystal Meth Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
Over 9 Grams of Crystal Meth Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A little more than 9 grams of crystal meth was seized by Murfreesboro Police when they stopped a subject who was not wearing a seatbelt and had his windows tinted too dark.

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9 Vehicles in North Maple Street Area Allegedly Broken Into - 1 Man Arrested
9 Vehicles in North Maple Street Area Allegedly Broken Into - 1 Man Arrested

Murfreesboro Police observed a man get into a white GMC Yukon parked behind an address on North Maple Street.

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Annual Garden Party in Murfreesboro
Annual Garden Party in Murfreesboro

For this year's Secret Garden Party on June 1, the committee is planning a breezy Italian summer supper at the Georgetown home of Christy Fancher.

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Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department
Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department

The Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Murfreesboro with an award for Excellence in Fire Services.

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Some 'Boro Gas $2.64, AAA Says
Some 'Boro Gas $2.64, AAA Says "Relief Is Ahead"!

Motorists should soon catch a break from rising gas prices. Oil and gasoline futures prices plunged after Russia and Saudi Arabia expressed interest in raising oil supply. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.64.

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Interview with Paul Hatton Sr. in Murfreesboro - Hatton Automotive
Interview with Paul Hatton Sr. in Murfreesboro - Hatton Automotive

WGNS' Scott Walker recently spoke to Paul Hatton Sr. with Hatton Automotive in Murfreesboro...

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Interview with local Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor
Interview with local Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor

UPDATE: The story of a local stroke and heart attack survivor...

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Ram's
Ram's "Ready For Summer" Traffic Report

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that traffic will be light during the Memorial Day weekend, but be aware of construction areas to avoid after that period where heavy congestion will be likely. Here's Ram's report for today through June 2, 2018.

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Hitting the lake or river this weekend for Memorial Day?
Hitting the lake or river this weekend for Memorial Day?

Looking Back: "In 2016, more than 21 million people recreated at Lake Barkley, Cheatham Lake, Old Hickory Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Lake Cumberland, Laurel River Lake and Martins Fork Lake in the Nashville District."

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Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills
Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills

A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.

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12 Traffic Related Deaths in Rutherford County for 2018
12 Traffic Related Deaths in Rutherford County for 2018

They are among 12 people who have died from traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County. Seven of those people were not wearing seat belts. Four people who died were riding motorcycles.

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TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend
TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.

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Retired Principal Barton Running for Murfreesboro City School Board Seat
Retired Principal Barton Running for Murfreesboro City School Board Seat

"I retired as Principal of John Pittard Elementary School in June 2017, and I am still very tuned into what goes on in our city schools. As the Board prepares to build its next school in the coming year, my involvement with the construction of John Pittard Elementary School will be helpful," Barton said.

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Fleet Feet to Host Largest Global Running Day Event for Second Year
Fleet Feet to Host Largest Global Running Day Event for Second Year

Fleet Feet, the local retail leader in building and supporting the Murfreesboro running community, will participate in the brand's nationally coordinated running event, The Big Run, in celebration of Global Running Day on June 6.

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Ram's Traffic Report
Ram's Traffic Report

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran studies site plans and warns motorists of potential trouble zones for traffic now through May 26, 2018..

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MTSU orientation welcomes new freshmen, Class of 2022
MTSU orientation welcomes new freshmen, Class of 2022

About 3,000 freshmen -- the Class of 2022 -- and 2,500 transfers -- the Class of '20 -- are being welcomed by MTSU officials and departments as CUSTOMS orientation is fully under way.

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2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Through combined efforts with My Free Taxes, a free online filing service, the economic impact from the VITA program has increased by ten percent over last year.

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Comments on
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Comments on "13 Reasons Why"

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) draws attention to the release of the second season of the Netflix drama, "13 Reasons Why," on May 18, 2018. Following the release of Season One in May 2017, TSPN...

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Cherry Lane Extension in Murfreesboro Explained
Cherry Lane Extension in Murfreesboro Explained

The Cherry Lane Extension project between Broad Street to Interstate 840 and then to Highway 231 is closer than some may think. At least it is hoped to be closer. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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Reported Threats to DCS Ends with Arrest of a Local Woman
Reported Threats to DCS Ends with Arrest of a Local Woman

A woman in Rutherford County allegedly made a threat to someone about "Blowing up DCS." The threat came shortly after children were removed from the custody of the 37 year old suspect.

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Homeless man in Murfreesboro robbed at Gunpoint
Homeless man in Murfreesboro robbed at Gunpoint

When they arrived at the Sleep Inn parking lot, the men in the truck reportedly robbed the victim. However, the victim didn't have any cash.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Three Counts of
Murfreesboro man charged with Three Counts of "Rape of a Child"

48 Year old Jeffery Allen Anderson has been charged with three counts of "Rape of a Child" and one count of "Aggravated Assault."

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Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective
Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Andrea Knox will be in court as one of the subjects she arrested in 2017 appears before Judge David Bragg. Knox investigates cases of child rape on a daily basis in our community.

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Murfreesboro Electric to hold Safety Exercises
Murfreesboro Electric to hold Safety Exercises

Murfreesboro Electric will hold specialized safety exercises for area lineman this week. Amy Byers with MED spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about the event...

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Murfreesboro man reported to be passed out in Manchester restaurant arrested
Murfreesboro man reported to be passed out in Manchester restaurant arrested

On Thursday (May 10th, 2018) Manchester Police responded to Yamoto restaurant for a welfare check on a subject who appeared to be passed out. The incident ended with the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.

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Woman in motorized wheelchair / shopping cart accused of shoplifting
Woman in motorized wheelchair / shopping cart accused of shoplifting

During a confrontation between the women and a Walmart employee, one of the two females stated, "We weren't even stealing when we came in."

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New Blackman Park to be complete by 2020
New Blackman Park to be complete by 2020

The Blackman Community will soon see construction start on a new West Park.

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Local Murfreesboro School Students Design Their Dream Home
Local Murfreesboro School Students Design Their Dream Home

Students at John Pittard Elementary were outside mapping house plans after spending weeks in the classroom learning ratio and proportional relationships in real-life form.

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A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro, TN
A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro, TN

A Beach Party was held in Murfreesboro's Barfield Park on May 11th. You are likely questioning our reporting abilities while trying to figure out how a beach party was held in Murfreesboro...

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Tennessee Board of Regents to decide new president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro
Tennessee Board of Regents to decide new president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, May 30, to consider the appointment of a new president at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro.

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Overall Creek Students Building a Boat... Well Kinda
Overall Creek Students Building a Boat... Well Kinda

As part of the Overall Creek STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) designation, Overall Creek will celebrate STEM day on Thursday, May 17.

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Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested
Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested

As luck would have it, Barrett said that she was weighing the small amount of heroin for a friend when police knocked on the door.

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Ram's Road Report Today Through May 19th
Ram's Road Report Today Through May 19th

When Ram Balachandran checked his construction reports, it appeared that everyone had a case of spring fever from today through May 19th.

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9th Charge for Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro
9th Charge for Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro

A man by the name of Christopher Chaffin has been arrested and charged for the 9th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."

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Two subjects arrested after search warrant executed in Murfreesboro
Two subjects arrested after search warrant executed in Murfreesboro

Two men by the name of Robert and Richard Sanders have been arrested in Murfreesboro after a search warrant was executed at the home of Robert Sanders. The search unfolded at 4209 Woodbury Pike.

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Murfreesboro Homeless Murderer to Remain in Prison for Life
Murfreesboro Homeless Murderer to Remain in Prison for Life

A case involving the murder of a homeless man in Murfreesboro which ended with the conviction of Charles Lee Warner, has been appealed.

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Man Called Homosexual Name Prior to Attack
Man Called Homosexual Name Prior to Attack

A 33 year old man in the area of Gunnerson Avenue in Murfreesboro told police that he was jumped. The case has been labeled as an assault.

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Ram's
Ram's "CONGESTION" Forecast

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that spring temps and gentle breezes will create enthusiastic construction crews who will create traffic challenges.

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New Month: 'Boro Gas $2.49 Per Gallon
New Month: 'Boro Gas $2.49 Per Gallon

Monday is the conclusion to what was the most expensive April for gas prices in four years. The new month begins with several 'Boro discounters offering regular gas at $2.49 per gallon--not the best buy in the state, but not the most expensive either.

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"Autism Family Day" A Huge Success!

Beautiful sunny skies with temperatures around 70 made Saturday's AUTISM FAMILY DAY atPatterson Park a huge success.

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Gifts To Non-Profits DOUBLED 5/2: BIG PAYBACK
Gifts To Non-Profits DOUBLED 5/2: BIG PAYBACK

Don't forget, the BIG PAYBACK is this coming Wednesday, and you can go on-line, make a donation and that donation will be matched by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Race for Judge in Rutherford County takes a turn
Race for Judge in Rutherford County takes a turn

Judge Tidwell has retained attorney Brad Hornsby with Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby and Evans, Attorneys At Law suggesting that opponent Nichols has made untrue remarks in a campaign flyer.

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Fountains at Gateway announces i3 Verticals office and conference center
Fountains at Gateway announces i3 Verticals office and conference center

UPDATE: i3 Verticals will invest approximately $500,000 and create 42 new jobs in Rutherford County. - Payments and software solutions company to create 42 jobs in Rutherford County

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Indecent Exposure on Old Fort Parkway
Indecent Exposure on Old Fort Parkway

A woman walking along Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro was the victim of an indecent exposure incident.

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Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame
Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame

Too often, sexual assault victims fail to come forward due to self-blame. Shelly Wright, Sexual Assault Therapist with the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office in Murfreesboro stated...

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Local church hosting
Local church hosting "Free Laundry Night"

Hillview Baptist Church in Murfreesboro will host a "Free Laundry Night" for local residents. The event will be at Clean Threads Super Laundry...

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Local Attorney Announces Run for Murfreesboro School Board
Local Attorney Announces Run for Murfreesboro School Board

Local attorney and parent Amanda Moore announces her candidacy for Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education's August 2 city-wide, at-large election.

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Gas Unchanged In 'Boro: $2.48/gallon
Gas Unchanged In 'Boro: $2.48/gallon

Americans are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in years. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.48 per gallon. That is unchanged from the previous week.

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Road Warrior Ram, Helping YOU!
Road Warrior Ram, Helping YOU!

Fee, fi, fo, fum--springtime traffic is no fun. UNLESS you heed Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's areas to avoid between today through April 28th.

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WW II Veteran in Tennessee once worked at Area 51 - Now Gives Teddy Bears to Kids
WW II Veteran in Tennessee once worked at Area 51 - Now Gives Teddy Bears to Kids

World War II Marine Glenn H King is not your average 89 year old. He has seen and been involved in the history of America. He has also been a part of our nations military defense system.

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Five Hometown Heroes to be honored
Five Hometown Heroes to be honored

Five Hometown Heroes will be honored at the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children, said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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Oakland High School is now FANUC certified
Oakland High School is now FANUC certified

Oakland High School Mechatronics teacher Leonard Cilletti is now a FANUC certified instructor, and the OHS program is a FANUC certified training center.

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TNReady test scores will not count against students
TNReady test scores will not count against students

The decision was made after three days of testing that began with what the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) says was a deliberate attack on the computer system, which kept students from logging in to take the test.

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Multiple baggies of cocaine recovered when search warrant executed
Multiple baggies of cocaine recovered when search warrant executed

Inside the apartment, officers say they found multiple baggies of cocaine on the living room table, 282 Xanax pills and Mirtazpine pills.

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Stolen handgun and more seized by Murfreesboro Police in traffic stop of Chattanooga man
Stolen handgun and more seized by Murfreesboro Police in traffic stop of Chattanooga man

A handgun that was stolen from Signal Mountain, Tennessee was recovered during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

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Representative Sparks Applauds Faith Based Recovery And Recovery Court Efforts
Representative Sparks Applauds Faith Based Recovery And Recovery Court Efforts

Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) applauded the efforts of faith based recovery programs and the Mental Health Recovery Court, that has realized some remarkable success since it started in 2016.

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MTSU professor Questions Amazon's decision to start production on television series based on
MTSU professor Questions Amazon's decision to start production on television series based on "The Lord of the Rings"

A local MTSU professor is questioning Amazon's decision to start production on a five-year television series based on "The Lord of the Rings." Dr. Larry Burriss had this to say...

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Earth Day is this Saturday
Earth Day is this Saturday

Amy Byers with the Murfreesboro Electric Department told WGNS that not only will the weather be nice for this years Earth Day on the local square, but they will also have lots of free goodies...

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Pastor to pray over Murfreesboro due to 7 Day Alcohol Sales Passing in TN
Pastor to pray over Murfreesboro due to 7 Day Alcohol Sales Passing in TN

Pastor Dale Walker, president of the the Tennessee Pastors Network will be in Murfreesboro at noon on Tuesday, April 16 at the Murfreesboro Courthouse Square to pray for the families suffering the effects of horrible addictions to drugs and alcohol.

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End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday
End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools stated, "The Tennessee Department of Education and its testing vendor, Questar, identified the problem, which was caused by a software conflict within the login system..."

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Murfreesboro Man facing Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder charge
Murfreesboro Man facing Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder charge

The Shelbyville Police Department has arrested Abel A. Villagrana, age 19, of Murfreesboro for Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Burglary.

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Center for the Arts Bash--HUGE Success!
Center for the Arts Bash--HUGE Success!

The Center for the Arts held its major fundraiser of the year Saturday night, and Executive Director Patience Long said, "It was a huge success"!

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UPDATE: Smyrna man attacked with chemicals still in critical condition
UPDATE: Smyrna man attacked with chemicals still in critical condition

UPDATE: After making entry, the perpetrator threw a powerful liquid chemical on Mr. Phiouthong which caused serious burns to over 51% of his body and permanent blindness.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days Nearing: Volunteers Needed
Uncle Dave Macon Days Nearing: Volunteers Needed

Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Organizer Gloria Christy stated...

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Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative
Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.

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MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws
MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws

Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"

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Earth Day Celebration on Murfreesboro Square April 21
Earth Day Celebration on Murfreesboro Square April 21

The theme of the annual Earth Day Event is "Extreme Weather." Amy Byers with Murfreesboro explains...

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MTSU's Huber shares Scouts' impact on him during awards luncheon keynote
MTSU's Huber shares Scouts' impact on him during awards luncheon keynote

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Rutherford County 2018 Good Scout Award Luncheon, held by the Trail of Tears District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America at World Outreach Church.

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Main Street JazzFest 2018 Nearing
Main Street JazzFest 2018 Nearing

As always, JazzFest is the first weekend in May, with high school jazz bands performing on Friday evening, May 4, and the pros taking over on Saturday, May 5. It all happens on Murfreesboro's beautiful downtown square.

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Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension
Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension

Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019.

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Agencies
Agencies "TEAM" To Help YOU!

NewsRadio WGNS is beginning a series on how fortunate Murfreesboro residents and businesses are to be HERE! We start with what some describe as a simple medical emergency that occured Tuesday evening on Thompson Lane.

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City of Murfreesboro Honors Telecommunicators
City of Murfreesboro Honors Telecommunicators

This is telecommunicators week across the nation, and Murfreesboro is honoring those who serve as the life saving link between the public and first responders.

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DRIVERS EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP
DRIVERS EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit their highest price point of 2018 on Saturday at $2.663 per gallon. Here in the 'Boro discounters raised prices 12-cents to open the week at $2.43 per gallon.

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Tom Tippin, son of country music star Aaron Tippin, earns pilots license in Murfreesboro
Tom Tippin, son of country music star Aaron Tippin, earns pilots license in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Aviation has announced that Tom Tippin, son of country music legend Aaron Tippin, has passed his check ride and is now a licensed private pilot.

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Breez LaLonde Wins Rotary Speech Contest
Breez LaLonde Wins Rotary Speech Contest

Oakland High School eleventh grade student Breez LaLonde won the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "4 Way Test Public Speaking Contest" Saturday morning at Adams Place.

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Murfreesboro woman allegedly admits to giving
Murfreesboro woman allegedly admits to giving "body rubs"

A 60 year old Murfreesboro woman allegedly offering massages has been arrested for "Impersonation of a licensed Professional."

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Murfreesboro Police Say No Female Abductors on the Prowl
Murfreesboro Police Say No Female Abductors on the Prowl

Rumors circulating on social media in Murfreesboro about an abductor who is searching for women is just that... a rumor.

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Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice
Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice

A civil rights activist, educator and political leader from Mississippi and a Minnesota colleague helping to ensure those activists' place in history will visit MTSU this Thursday, April 5, to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice in America.

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Special event to help young community members be significant contributors
Special event to help young community members be significant contributors

While the event is not open to the public, it is worth mentioning as it demonstrates how young leaders in our community are moving forward in life.

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Siegel FFA Earns National Grant
Siegel FFA Earns National Grant

The Siegel High School FFA Chapter received and completed a Living to Serve Grant from the National FFA Organization. The funding for Siegel's grant was allotted to improve the Walter Hill Damn.

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Arson charge filed against man at local motel
Arson charge filed against man at local motel

A small fire in the breezeway of a local motel has ended with an arrest in Murfreesboro.

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'Ready Player One' themed scavenger hunt in Murfreesboro
'Ready Player One' themed scavenger hunt in Murfreesboro

One Book, Wild Goose Chase Events partner for citywide 'Ready Player One' themed scavenger hunt

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Kimberly Family Foundation to Sponsor Mobile Food Pantry for Second Harvest Food Bank
Kimberly Family Foundation to Sponsor Mobile Food Pantry for Second Harvest Food Bank

The Kimberly Family Foundation presented a check for $3,000.00 to Second Harvest Food Bank on Thursday night to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry, which will take place at Greenhouse Ministries...

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Former State Rep. John Hood joins Don Wright on the air to talk about the 9th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner
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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System designated
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System designated "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader"

This week, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) announced their "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

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Search Advisory Committee for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro meets April 2
Search Advisory Committee for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro meets April 2

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to assist in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro and will meet for the first time April 2 at the college's Smyrna campus.

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City Receives Successful General Obligation Debt Bids from Ten Firms; Growing Tax Base, Well-Managed Financial Position Generates Favorable Bond Sale
City Receives Successful General Obligation Debt Bids from Ten Firms; Growing Tax Base, Well-Managed Financial Position Generates Favorable Bond Sale

The City of Murfreesboro generated successful bidding on a bond sale March 20, 2018, for $71 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018. The City awarded the General Obligation Debt to Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days: A Roots Rendezvous
Uncle Dave Macon Days: A Roots Rendezvous

At Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Friday, July 13th, Uncle Dave Macon Days: A Roots Rendezvous officially begins Friday, July 13th and continues through Saturday evening, July 14th...

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Murfreesboro Parks and Rec: Community Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday
Murfreesboro Parks and Rec: Community Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday

A community Easter Egg hunt is just around the corner. The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department is planning to host multiple Easter Egg Hunts at Siegel Park this Saturday from 1PM to 3PM (March 31, 2018).

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TNReady Standardized Tests Score could count Larger Percentage of Student's Final Grade
TNReady Standardized Tests Score could count Larger Percentage of Student's Final Grade

Midstate students may have a tougher time getting good grades if a proposed bill passes.

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Gas UP In TN, down in 'Boro!
Gas UP In TN, down in 'Boro!

Tennessee motorists will soon find some of the most expensive gas prices in five months. Here in the 'Boro, discounters dropped prices 6-cents to again give local motorists the least expensive gas in the Volunteer State. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.19 per gallon.

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Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday
Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday

Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday.

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Two State Trooper Checkpoints in Murfreesboro - First is THIS Friday Night
Two State Trooper Checkpoints in Murfreesboro - First is THIS Friday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that TWO checkpoints will take place this month. The first one will be a Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE on a proposed Distillery in Blackman area
UPDATE on a proposed Distillery in Blackman area

A proposed whiskey factory, also known as a distillery in the Blackman area is moving forward. The next step is for the company behind the idea to come before the Murfreesboro City Council in April. Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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Man convicted in Murfreesboro kidnapping case will not see a new trial
Man convicted in Murfreesboro kidnapping case will not see a new trial

A man convicted by a Rutherford County Circuit Court jury on three counts of especially aggravated kidnapping and three counts of aggravated assault is evidently out of luck.

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Announcing: Tip Your Waiter Luncheon, Celebrity Host Edition!
Announcing: Tip Your Waiter Luncheon, Celebrity Host Edition!

Get your tickets now! You don't want to miss the anticipated 14th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.

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Ram's
Ram's "Springtime for Murfreesboro Motorists"

Spring officially arrives this coming Tuesday, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports some earlier projects are being completed, while crews prepare for new construction. Here are Ram's traffic challenges for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 24th

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Planning underway now for annual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office
Planning underway now for annual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office

The 14th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event, will be held on Wednesday, April 4th...

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FREE Day In May Returns!
FREE Day In May Returns!

FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, May 12th at Oaklands Mansion for "Free Day."

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UPDATE: Company wants to build distribution center on battlefield - Friends of Stones River Battlefield say no
UPDATE: Company wants to build distribution center on battlefield - Friends of Stones River Battlefield say no

UPDATE WITH AUDIO / INTERVIEW: Friends of the Stones River Battlefield are not exactly happy about a brand-new distribution center moving into the battlefield area in Murfreesboro. The property in question is at 2150 Northwest Broad Street.

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Representative Terry's Initiative To Attract & Retain High Quality Educators Passes In House Chamber
Representative Terry's Initiative To Attract & Retain High Quality Educators Passes In House Chamber

Over this past week, legislators voted unanimously to support passage of State Representative Bryan Terry's (R-Murfreesboro) initiative designed to help Tennessee attract and retain the best and brightest educators.

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Academy's Inaugural Fire Officer IV Class Includes First Female Graduate
Academy's Inaugural Fire Officer IV Class Includes First Female Graduate

The history-making class at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy includes Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Kaye Jernigan, whose graduation from the class on Friday, March 2, 2018 makes her the first woman in Tennessee's history to achieve the FOIV certification.

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Jason Melton Graduated From The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending
Jason Melton Graduated From The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending

Jason Melton, Loan Officer with First National Bank Manchester, recently graduated from The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending.

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Spring Here March 20th, What's The
Spring Here March 20th, What's The "White Stuff"?

Spring is less than 2-weeks away. What's that white stuff?

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Stolen gun recovered after shots fired call outside of local Boys and Girls Club
Stolen gun recovered after shots fired call outside of local Boys and Girls Club

A gun that was reported as stolen in Kentucky was recovered in Murfreesboro after a fight call and shots fired call was called into dispatch. The incident unfolded in front of the Murfreesboro Boys and Girls Club on March 1, 2018.

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Volunteer to help others in Murfreesboro
Volunteer to help others in Murfreesboro

If you have thought about finding a local non profit organization to volunteer with, but have not found where you fit in, then you should participate in the Greenhouse Ministries training seminar...

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Partnership formed between Boy Scouts of America and MTSU
Partnership formed between Boy Scouts of America and MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University and the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America signed a partnership that will allow the university to be a greater resource for Scouting programs, particularly in science and technology.

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Celebrate Spring with Murfreesboro Drumming Community: Everybody Drum Some Hosts March 22 Rhythm Event at Mayday
Celebrate Spring with Murfreesboro Drumming Community: Everybody Drum Some Hosts March 22 Rhythm Event at Mayday

Everybody Drum Some, the open-ended percussion collective led by Murfreesboro drum instructor Ross Lester, will host its next community rhythm event on Thursday, March 22...

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Cost Per Barrel Increases, Cost At Pump Drops!
Cost Per Barrel Increases, Cost At Pump Drops!

Tennessee gas prices increased 2 cents last week, before declining a penny during the weekend. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters started the week down 2-cents with regular gas at $2.12 per gallon.

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Some Days Are Spring, Others Are Winter--Ram's Road Forecast!
Some Days Are Spring, Others Are Winter--Ram's Road Forecast!

One day it's spring and the next is winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes these are ingredients for construction traffic challenges! He warns 'Boro motorists areas to avoid today through March 10th.

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New name in the running for Murfreesboro City Council
New name in the running for Murfreesboro City Council

Terry Schneider, a long-time Murfreesboro resident, female small business owner, and active member of the community, announced today she will be a candidate for Murfreesboro City Council in the upcoming August 2nd election.

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Discussion of the development of Blackman Park in Murfreesboro
Discussion of the development of Blackman Park in Murfreesboro

Council will discuss plans for development of Blackman Park with the Parks & Recreation Commission and the future location for school sites with the School Board.

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MTSU March 2 Star Party features 'Invisible Universe'
MTSU March 2 Star Party features 'Invisible Universe'

Professor John Wallin will bring the next MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy First Friday Star Party starting at 6:30 p.m. March 2 in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102.

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TSSAA high school basketball tournaments BACK at MTSU
TSSAA high school basketball tournaments BACK at MTSU

TSSAA high school basketball tournaments are returning like robins this spring to the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, and the university is once again making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its welcome guests.

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Cost of closing landfill in Rutherford County in the millions
Cost of closing landfill in Rutherford County in the millions

Mayor Burgess said the price tag to ship Rutherford County trash into other counties will be several million dollars.

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Murfreesboro man arrested in Large Coffee County Drug Bust
Murfreesboro man arrested in Large Coffee County Drug Bust

According to the arrest warrant, Trooper Adam Malone allegedly located a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle that contained approximately 2 pounds of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, approximately 200 Xanax bars, approximately 6 pounds of a green leafy like substance believed to be marijuana, and approximately 56 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

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Man accused of sexual battery at Sports Clips in Murfreesboro Sentenced to Jail
Man accused of sexual battery at Sports Clips in Murfreesboro Sentenced to Jail

A man who faced charges of sexual battery against a Murfreesboro hair stylist has been sentenced to jail.

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Bluebird in the Boro this March
Bluebird in the Boro this March

Nashville's Bluebird Cafe experience comes to the heart of Rutherford County featuring the songwriters behind the hits! The event is a spectacular fundraiser that has been a true success.

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Shots fired call at apartment complex off of North Rutherford Blvd.
Shots fired call at apartment complex off of North Rutherford Blvd.

A shots fired call was reported Wednesday evening around 8:15 in Murfreesboro. The call to dispatch sent officers to Rutherford Woodlands Apartment Complex on North Rutherford Boulevard.

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A hotel proposed for Murfreesboro Square area
A hotel proposed for Murfreesboro Square area

You may recall the Murfreesboro Council asked for developers interested in the property to submit proposals to the City.

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$40,000 Nissan Pathfinder Stolen in Murfreesboro
$40,000 Nissan Pathfinder Stolen in Murfreesboro

A Nissan Pathfinder was stolen from a Mckinley Place address in Murfreesboro. The brand-new SUV was valued at about $40,000.

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Domestic Violence and Rape: Dark Photograph of the Past
Domestic Violence and Rape: Dark Photograph of the Past

"He was a body builder," she told me in describing her college sweetheart. Little did she know there was a monster behind his eyes.

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$4,000 Worth of sunglasses stolen in Murfreesboro
$4,000 Worth of sunglasses stolen in Murfreesboro

A sizable theft occurred at the Sunglass Hut on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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Senator Alexander Statement on Administration Rule to Expand Access to Short-term Insurance Plans
Senator Alexander Statement on Administration Rule to Expand Access to Short-term Insurance Plans

The chairman of the Senate health committee, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Administration issuing a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration health insurance:

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'Boro Continues To Offer Best Gas Deal In State
'Boro Continues To Offer Best Gas Deal In State

Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Here in the 'Boro, gas decined 7-cents in the past week. Some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.15.

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Another Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro
Another Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro

A used syringe was recovered during an accidental drug overdose call at the Red Roof Inn on Armory Drive. However, the friend of the victim were not found when paramedics got to the room.

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

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

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Sobriety Checkpoints in LaVergne, TN
Sobriety Checkpoints in LaVergne, TN

Don't drive drunk over the Valentines weekend!

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Martin to Run for Murfreesboro City Council
Martin to Run for Murfreesboro City Council

Ronnie Martin, FirstBank Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, announced Tuesday (2/13/18) he is running for a seat on the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Free Community Event in Murfreesboro on Saturday
Free Community Event in Murfreesboro on Saturday

TakeFlight Archery, working with the Riverdale High School archery team, will be hosting a fun, FREE, community event for all ages this Saturday (Feb 17th) from 10 am - 5 pm, at the Lane AgriPark...

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Airbnb's Bring $715K To 'Boro In 2017
Airbnb's Bring $715K To 'Boro In 2017

Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, announced that its Murfreesboro host community earned a combined $715,000 in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 6,000 guest arrivals to the city in 2017.

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Week Opens With $2.22 Gas
Week Opens With $2.22 Gas

Energy prices took a nosedive on the stock market last week and gas prices are declining as a result. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.22 per gallon.

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Without legs, but not without dignity
Without legs, but not without dignity

Perhaps you have seen Thomas Bauguess outside between Walmart and the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro, TN. He sits on a small bucket with two prosthetic legs...

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UPDATE: Additional charge filed against mother of Autistic child found covered in feces
UPDATE: Additional charge filed against mother of Autistic child found covered in feces

UPDATE: Police wrote in their arrest report that the child was found naked and covered in both human and dog feces that the child was eating.

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Murfreesboro to limit multi-family residential uses to the more restrictive Planned Unit and Planned Residential Districts
Murfreesboro to limit multi-family residential uses to the more restrictive Planned Unit and Planned Residential Districts

The amendment, if approved by the City Council, would lift a moratorium the Council unanimously imposed on approving re-zoning for districts for higher density multi-family uses.

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FRESH Crack Cocaine Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
FRESH Crack Cocaine Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A Murfreesboro Police Report shows that officers recovered, "11 grams of fresh crack cocaine (large lumps as if it was just broken off from a main brick and handled very little)," during a traffic stop.

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Positive turnaround after prison time for Murfreesboro man
Positive turnaround after prison time for Murfreesboro man

A Murfreesboro man by the name of Dustin Keith Brown will be facing the courts on Friday in Rutherford County. However, he will be in court for a more positive reason.

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Serious Auto Accident on I-24 Monday in Smyrna area
Serious Auto Accident on I-24 Monday in Smyrna area

A serious auto accident occurred on I-24 at the Sam Ridley Parkway exit in Smyrna on Monday (2/5/18).

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Murfreesboro Fire and the Red Cross recently installed smoke alarms
Murfreesboro Fire and the Red Cross recently installed smoke alarms

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and local volunteers from the American Red Cross recently canvassed selected neighborhoods in Murfreesboro this past Saturday, February 3.

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UPDATE: Arrest made in Murfreesboro Stabbing
UPDATE: Arrest made in Murfreesboro Stabbing

At approximately 9:20 A.M. Thursday, February 01, 2018 there was a domestic altercation that occurred next to InTown Suites at 1345 Old Fort Parkway.

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Aproximately $4,000 in clothing stolen from Murfreesboro Victoria's Secret Store Wednesday
Aproximately $4,000 in clothing stolen from Murfreesboro Victoria's Secret Store Wednesday

The Wednesday (1/31/18) theft was valued at more than $4,000. No arrests were made.

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Helping Kimberly
Helping Kimberly

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

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Man and woman accused of stealing dumbbell's from apartment complex
Man and woman accused of stealing dumbbell's from apartment complex

A dumbbell theft was kind of dumb... The theft was reported at a local apartment complex that caught the incident on security video.

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Another heroin overdose in Murfreesboro - Two children home when overdose reported
Another heroin overdose in Murfreesboro - Two children home when overdose reported

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Riviera Drive after receiving a call about a man passed out in a bathroom. Paramedics and police arrived and trained personnel revived the 25 year old man with NARCAN.

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Heroin overdose on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro
Heroin overdose on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro

On Sunday, police and paramedics responded to a home on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro for an unintentional drug overdose.

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Theft at Victoria's Secret in the Avenue
Theft at Victoria's Secret in the Avenue

It has happened again... a theft at the Victoria's Secret Store on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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Heroin and Meth recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop
Heroin and Meth recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop

A bag of meth and a bag of heroin were recovered during a Murfreesboro traffic stop. Police pulled the suspect car over when they witnessed it pull out of a driveway on West Clark Blvd. failing to yield to traffic.

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Space heaters will not cut your electric bill down - It makes it go UP
Space heaters will not cut your electric bill down - It makes it go UP

Electric bills are higher than normal due to the past cold snap we recently saw in Middle Tennessee. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric...

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Murfreesboro man charged with rape
Murfreesboro man charged with rape

A 21-year-old man has been charged with rape in Murfreesboro. Elijah C. Hartman was charged with rape after a woman filed a complaint with police stating that she was in bed when...

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Gas Prices UP In Murfreesboro!
Gas Prices UP In Murfreesboro!

Tennessee gas prices rose 4-cents last week across the state, and up 8-cents in Murfreesboro. Sunday's state average of $2.40 is 15 cents more than a month ago, and 32 cents more than this time last year. Tennessee has the 10th-lowest state average in the nation. In the 'Boro gas some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.33.

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TBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Murfreesboro
TBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Murfreesboro

At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI Special Agents continue to investigate the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting late Sunday (1/28/18) morning in Murfreesboro.

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Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations
Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.

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Specially called meeting on Hiring a New City Manager in Murfreesboro
Specially called meeting on Hiring a New City Manager in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the recruitment process for a new City Manager.

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UPDATE: Arrest made in Greenland Drive shooting in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Arrest made in Greenland Drive shooting in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: The victim is a 22 year old young adult male. He is currently undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt.

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Local college student faces two counts of rape in Murfreesboro
Local college student faces two counts of rape in Murfreesboro

A 21 year old Illinois man has been arrested in Murfreesboro on two counts of rape. Daniel Sullivan was taken into custody on Tuesday (1/23/18). Sullivan is an MTSU student.

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Sheriff of Rutherford County calls the scammers BACK!
Sheriff of Rutherford County calls the scammers BACK!

Grandparents received a call from someone posing as a public defender informing them their grandson had been arrested and offering a bonding company in New Jersey to gain his release.

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Gas Prices Higher Than 2014
Gas Prices Higher Than 2014

Gas prices are having the most expensive start to the year since 2014. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.25 per gallon.

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Two car jackings in Rutherford County this month
Two car jackings in Rutherford County this month

An increase in car burglaries has thieves happy in Rutherford County, but the victims frowning. In addition to car burglaries, there have also been two car jackings during the month of January in our community. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says...

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Meth use allegedly leads to false 911 call in Murfreesboro
Meth use allegedly leads to false 911 call in Murfreesboro

A man who claimed to have falsely called 911 because he was on "Meth" the night before was arrested by Murfreesboro Police.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

We're moving through winter, and construction crews are facing challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid potential gridlock conditions today through January 27th.

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2017 Single Family Home Permits Drop 15% in 'Boro, Total $ Residential Construction UP!
2017 Single Family Home Permits Drop 15% in 'Boro, Total $ Residential Construction UP!

Murfreesboro's Single-family permits and New Commercial development declined in 2017, but residential construction by dollar value in the same period increased 15 percent.

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VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates
VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates

The disclosure is part of VA's promise of transparency to Veterans and the American people, and builds on VA's strong record of transparency disclosures -- including on wait times...

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Firefighters to go door to door for Murfreesboro Census
Firefighters to go door to door for Murfreesboro Census

Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.

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34 Year old man in Murfreesboro pleads guilty to Sexual Battery
34 Year old man in Murfreesboro pleads guilty to Sexual Battery

The Murfreesboro man plead guilty to Sexual Battery, which is a Class E felony. He will now have to register as a sex offender...

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New coffee shop and convenience store opens in Murfreesboro
New coffee shop and convenience store opens in Murfreesboro

Debuting their signature blend of quality and convenience in the Murfreesboro market, Nashville-based convenience store brand Twice Daily and White Bison Coffee opened their first joint store at 110-A John Rice Blvd. on Jan. 15.

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Nations Gas Prices Increase, Remain Same In 'Boro
Nations Gas Prices Increase, Remain Same In 'Boro

Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, and here in Murfreesboro prices have remain at $2.29 per gallon.

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Rep. Mike Sparks Appointed Vice-Chair Of Calendar & Rules Committee
Rep. Mike Sparks Appointed Vice-Chair Of Calendar & Rules Committee

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) has been appointed Vice-Chair of the House Calendar & Rules Committee by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville).

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City School Foundation Gala Honors Drs. Mary and Max Moss
City School Foundation Gala Honors Drs. Mary and Max Moss

The 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Drs. Mary and Max Moss on January 26, 2018 in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.

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Murfreesboro's MLK March A Big Success
Murfreesboro's MLK March A Big Success

Sunshine and temps around 40 made a successful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march.

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Ram's Word On Roads
Ram's Word On Roads

The old saying "if you don't like the weather one day, wait for tomorrow" is certainly true this time of the year in the 'Boro. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran guides motorists away from congested areas today through January 20th.

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T-DOT Awards $6-Million Grant For New Rover Home
T-DOT Awards $6-Million Grant For New Rover Home

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.

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Murfreesboro Podiatrist to be sentenced after 16 Month Scheme to Defraud Medicare and More
Murfreesboro Podiatrist to be sentenced after 16 Month Scheme to Defraud Medicare and More

A Murfreesboro Podiatrist will be sentenced to prison later this month on January 26, 2018. 51 Year old...

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MLK March in Murfreesboro and City Offices to Close Jan. 15th
MLK March in Murfreesboro and City Offices to Close Jan. 15th

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. 15, 2018.

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2018 NAACP-Murfreesboro MLK, Jr. Breakfast Honors Heroes
2018 NAACP-Murfreesboro MLK, Jr. Breakfast Honors Heroes

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration, hosted by the NAACP-Murfreesboro Branch, will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9 AM in the Tennessee Room, James Union Building on MTSU campus.

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Domestic Violence Hands Project: Hands of the Violent Man
Domestic Violence Hands Project: Hands of the Violent Man

This woman, who is 53 today, talked about her ex and the violence and torment he caused in a way that would make one vomit. At one point, he broke her ankle so that she could not run from him. When her left ankle finally healed, he broke her right ankle.

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The 1991 murder and disappearance of Pam Miracle in Murfreesboro
The 1991 murder and disappearance of Pam Miracle in Murfreesboro

Pam Miracle was a nursing assistant at Boulevard Terrace nursing center in Murfreesboro when she disappeared in 1991.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

The new week brings more normal temperatures, and that will allow construction crews an opportunity to get their projects back on schedule. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid now through January 13th.

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Doors of Hope needs help with special Monday night meals
Doors of Hope needs help with special Monday night meals

Monday night is Community Night for clients at Doors of Hope, when everyone gathers for the weekly meeting and meal.

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Polar Bear Plunge is this weekend in Murfreesboro
Polar Bear Plunge is this weekend in Murfreesboro

The weather will be pretty warm on Saturday at 32 degrees with a low down to 19 degrees under sunny skies.

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Baby It's Cold Outside
Baby It's Cold Outside

No, this bitterly cold weather is not a record breaker for the season, but it feels like it.

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The body of a woman who went missing from Bonner County, Idaho in 2014 was recovered in a remote and wooded area of Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai a
The body of a woman who went missing from Bonner County, Idaho in 2014 was recovered in a remote and wooded area of Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai a

The body of a woman who went missing from Bonner County, Idaho in 2014 was recovered in a remote and wooded area of Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai and Bonner Counties are neighboring counties in North Idaho.

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Murfreesboro family working to recover after loss of everything in home
Murfreesboro family working to recover after loss of everything in home

WGNS has an update on a family of six that lost everything in a recent fire.

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

A local attorney is going to pay the bill for you to get a sober ride home on New Year's Eve this year. Attorney John Day stated...

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Gas in 'Boro JUMPS UP 14-Cents
Gas in 'Boro JUMPS UP 14-Cents

Oil prices reached new heights yesterday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices. Discounters across the 'Boro made equal 14-cent jumbs to $2.19 per gallon.

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Ram's Yuletime Report
Ram's Yuletime Report

Down on the street corner there arose such a clatter, and Ram Balachandran told you what's the matter. Throughout the year, this traffic engineer gives warnings of traffic jams before they appear. Here's Ram's wisdom through December 30th.

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Local lawmakers chime in on the removal of historic statues in Memphis, TN
Local lawmakers chime in on the removal of historic statues in Memphis, TN

The concern stems from a decision made by the Memphis, Tennessee City Council to remove statues in Memphis parks honoring Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Murfreesboro, LaVergne, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet - Have you had any MISSING Packages?
Murfreesboro, LaVergne, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet - Have you had any MISSING Packages?

Two men and one woman were arrested this past weekend after an alert citizen observed 2 suspects steal a package off a neighbor's front porch.

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Daniel's Heroin after the accident
Daniel's Heroin after the accident

He has been clean from heroin for 11 months now, but currently lives on the streets. However, the most positive part about his story is the fact that he is indeed clean.

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'Boro Best Gas Prices In State--AGAIN!
'Boro Best Gas Prices In State--AGAIN!

The December discounts keep flowing at the pump. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.05 per gallon.

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Will BRIDGE OVER BROAD have new name and be finished on time?
Will BRIDGE OVER BROAD have new name and be finished on time?

Crews are feverishly working to complete the Bridge Over Broad project, while the Murfreesboro City Council is trying to secure a better suited name for the bridge.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System employs germ-killing robots
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System employs germ-killing robots

In a continued effort to improve care and services to Veterans, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has acquired four new high-tech weapons to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms.

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

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

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

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

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What or who should the bridge over Broad Street be named after?
What or who should the bridge over Broad Street be named after?

The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called "Bridge Over Broad" by participating in an online web survey.

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What or who should the bridge over Broad Street be named after?
What or who should the bridge over Broad Street be named after?

The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called "Bridge Over Broad" by participating in an online web survey.

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She hides her scars beneath her clothing
She hides her scars beneath her clothing

Surrounded by trees adorned with thorns in Murfreesboro, Tennessee stands 19 year old Crystal Chaney. The Alabama native is maybe 100 pounds on a day she has eaten a full meal. Crystal and her boyfriend David are homeless.

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Event by the TN Department of Safety to highlight dangers of drunk driving
Event by the TN Department of Safety to highlight dangers of drunk driving

During the event, guest speaker Tanya Read will tell the story of her 17-year-old son, Nicolas, who was killed on May 15, 2015, as a result of an impaired-driving crash.

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Are you doing the Murfreesboro Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 6th?
Are you doing the Murfreesboro Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 6th?

If you are brave enough, or perhaps crazy enough to take a dip on January 6th (Saturday), it will be at the Sports*Com outdoor swimming pool. SportsCom Superintendent Bart Fite told WGNS News...

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Man arrested after allegedly eating marijuana in Murfreesboro
Man arrested after allegedly eating marijuana in Murfreesboro

Officer Reginald Primas wrote in a report, "I observed a silver BMW cross three lanes of traffic to get into the left turning lane without using a turning signal while on Middle Tennessee Boulevard near South Church Street." After the local officer observed the lane change, he pulled over the car over.

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AAA:
AAA: "Gas Prices Drop More"

The state's lowest prices continue to be in Murfreesboro with several discounters offering regular gas at $2.11 per gallon.

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Oakland High School hosts Ethics Bowl
Oakland High School hosts Ethics Bowl

Students decided to bring the Ethics Bowl to Rutherford County so that their fellow high school students in the area could participate, learn, and compete.

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Visit with Santa this Friday inside the Rutherford County Courthouse
Visit with Santa this Friday inside the Rutherford County Courthouse

Santa Claus will be in the Rutherford County Courthouse on Friday evening. Thom Christy with Shackletts Photography stated...

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Take care of your lawnmower or tractor
Take care of your lawnmower or tractor

Make sure your mower is properly winterized because it maybe a while before you use it again. Chris Tackett at Tri Green Equipment in Murfreesboro said...

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Joe Carr launches radio ads in Tennessee Special Election
Joe Carr launches radio ads in Tennessee Special Election

Conservative Republican Joe Carr has launched his first radio ads for the special election in the 14th State Senate Republican primary election scheduled for January 25th.

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Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area
Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area

Long term, there is a possibility of a light rail commuter line between Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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Cheering City Schools' crowd propels Lady Raiders
Cheering City Schools' crowd propels Lady Raiders

If Murfreesboro School Director Linda Gilbert and about 7,000 screaming Murfreesboro City Schools' students have their way, the Education Day partnership with MTSU and the Lady Raiders basketball team will never end.

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Gas Prices EASING At The Pump
Gas Prices EASING At The Pump

After a somewhat volatile month for prices at the pump in November, gas prices opened December on the decline. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.13.

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Ram's
Ram's "Red Nose" Traffic Forecast

Christmas decorations are around the area, lights adorn area homes and crews hustle to catch-up before winter sets in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid between now and December 9th.

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2018 One Book Selected for Rutherford County
2018 One Book Selected for Rutherford County

The 2018 One Book of Rutherford County selection will transport readers back to the future, the selection committee announced.

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Murfreesboro Special Census Continues
Murfreesboro Special Census Continues

To date, the City has received approximately 33 percent of household responses.

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LOOKING BACK: A teacher from a local school remains behind bars until age 82
LOOKING BACK: A teacher from a local school remains behind bars until age 82

The young boy told the courts how helpless he was when the grown man, who he said he looked up to, started touching him on a regular basis

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9th Annual Frosty Fun Run in Murfreesboro is THIS Saturday
9th Annual Frosty Fun Run in Murfreesboro is THIS Saturday

This is a great opportunity for families as well as runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to get a little exercise and help children in need.

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City-County Incurred $663K Expenses For Protest
City-County Incurred $663K Expenses For Protest

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County incurred over $663-thousand in debts for the October 28th protest on the historic square.

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Special Kids annual Double Challenge
Special Kids annual Double Challenge

The annual Double Challenge means that the first $31,000 will be matched, thanks to generous investors, through December 1st!

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City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs
City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs

The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will conduct a comprehensive study of the stop conditions in downtown Murfreesboro to determine whether traffic warrants additional signage at more than a dozen intersections.

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One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro on Tuesday
One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro on Tuesday

The annual One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast takes place on Tuesday in Murfreesboro. Mike Gann with the Exchange Club told WGNS...

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UPDATE: 85 Year old woman attacked and raped at gunpoint in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: 85 Year old woman attacked and raped at gunpoint in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate the rape of an 85 year old woman who lives in the Mitchell Neilson area. The woman was attacked around 1:00 in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. WARNING: This story contains strong language and description of a violent crime

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Woman who escaped or
Woman who escaped or "Eloped" TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro caught

What is called an "Elopement" was reported at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro on Wednesday afternoon.

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Heather Dawbarn Named President of Statewide  Register of Deeds Association
Heather Dawbarn Named President of Statewide Register of Deeds Association

Heather Dawbarn, Rutherford County register of deeds since 2010, has been elected president of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association, a statewide organization that represents the interests of the state's 95 registers.

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Marijuana arrest after subject allegedly caught speeding
Marijuana arrest after subject allegedly caught speeding

A Christiana, TN man was charged with the manufacturing or the delivery / sale of a schedule six drug after being pulled over by Murfreesboro Police

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Congratulations to Blackman High Student on Completing Basic Training in U.S. Air Force
Congratulations to Blackman High Student on Completing Basic Training in U.S. Air Force

Anthony Bush is the son of Anthony and Melissa Bush of Murfreesboro, Tenn. He is also the brother of Amber Bush and Ashley Bush. The airman is a 2015 graduate of Blackman High School, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Veterans Day Tribute Was At 11AM Friday
Veterans Day Tribute Was At 11AM Friday

The annual Veterans Day Tribute was held on the Murfreesboro square at 11:00 o'clock Friday morning. Skies were sunny with a slight breeze, and temperatures were in the upper 40s.

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Greenhouse Ministries Asks for 500 Turkeys to Giveaway
Greenhouse Ministries Asks for 500 Turkeys to Giveaway

Greenhouse Ministries is hosting a turkey drive on November 16 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the hopes of receiving 500 turkeys from the community.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Friday Night
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Friday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this Friday night...

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$20,000 Gift to Greenhouse Ministries
$20,000 Gift to Greenhouse Ministries

Greenhouse Ministries accepted a grant for $20,000 from Publix Super Market Charities.

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Mayor Talks about Sell of Downtown Church Property
Mayor Talks about Sell of Downtown Church Property

The Murfreesboro City Council has narrowed their choices for the sale and development of the old First Methodist Church building at the corner of East College and Church Streets.

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Gas Prices Inch UP Slightly!
Gas Prices Inch UP Slightly!

Motorists may see higher gas prices this week, after oil and wholesale gasoline prices made solid gains last week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters opened the week with $2.07 per gallon regular gas.

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Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro near Riverdale High School
Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro near Riverdale High School

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this month...

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Handgun Carry Permit Holders Allowed to be Armed at Tennessee's New Legislative Complex
Handgun Carry Permit Holders Allowed to be Armed at Tennessee's New Legislative Complex

People with state-issued handgun carry permits will be allowed to be armed within Tennessee's new legislative office complex.

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Mayor McFarland Promotes Green Space
Mayor McFarland Promotes Green Space

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland joined The Trust for Public Land in launching an historic "10-minute walk". All residents should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

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UPDATE: Canada Geese a Health Hazard at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Canada Geese a Health Hazard at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: WGNS has more information on the overcrowded Canada Geese population at the Gateway Island in Murfreesboro. The birds are actually a health hazard to a big extent...

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Hundreds of fish found dead in the Gateway Island Pond
Hundreds of fish found dead in the Gateway Island Pond

As reported on Monday, a Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff member discovered a sizable fish kill Sunday morning during his routine morning activities at Gateway Island.

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Should Murfreesboro hire a full time paintball gun operator to scare off geese or find another method?
Should Murfreesboro hire a full time paintball gun operator to scare off geese or find another method?

The City of Murfreesboro is working with federal agencies to decrease the Canada Geese population around the Gateway Island behind Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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Halloween Candy Buy-Back in Murfreesboro Sends Care Packages to Oversea Troops
Halloween Candy Buy-Back in Murfreesboro Sends Care Packages to Oversea Troops

What can kids do with all of the extra candy they may not like or that parents want to get out of the house? They can send it to U.S. Troops overseas!

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2nd Annual 'Boro International at Cannonsburgh Village
2nd Annual 'Boro International at Cannonsburgh Village

The 'Boro International Festival is a celebration of traditional food, music, and art from countries around the world at Cannonsburgh Village.

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Community Fitness at MTSU for everyone
Community Fitness at MTSU for everyone

MTSU students, faculty, staff, and community members have the option of paying $2 per class or purchasing the VIP All-Access Fitness Pass ($30 students, $35 for nonstudent members) per semester.

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Exchange Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21 (6:30AM)
Exchange Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21 (6:30AM)

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro and the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro announce the 44th Annual One Nation Under God Annual Community Wide Prayer Breakfast at The Embassy Suites Murfreesboro on Tuesday November 21, 7:00 to 8:00 AM (buffet line opens at 6:30AM).

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Murfreesboro Is Conducting SPECIAL CENSUS!
Murfreesboro Is Conducting SPECIAL CENSUS!

The City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, is conducting a Special Census to certify its population growth. The first mailing was sent October 30th.

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Reports from the
Reports from the "White Lives Matter" Rally

NewsRadio WGNS will have continuous reporting from the rally events in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Continue to check this article for updates.

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LIVE Stream of Murfreesboro Square
LIVE Stream of Murfreesboro Square

We have placed a link, that was shared on the City of Murfreesboro's official Twitter page, with a YouTube live stream of the downtown square.

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Downtown Traffic
Downtown Traffic "Light to Moderate" 1-Hour Before Rally

About an hour before the rally permit begins (1:30-4:00PM) both vehicle and foot traffic in the "open" area approaching the square was light.

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PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed
PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed "One", Rally Groups Entered

As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.

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Crowd Flowing IN and OUT of Murfreesboro Square
Crowd Flowing IN and OUT of Murfreesboro Square

People continue to flow in an out of the Murfreesboro square at 3:30 Saturday (10/28/2017) afternoon.

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Love Trumps Hate as White Nationalist Rally in 'Boro Cancelled
Love Trumps Hate as White Nationalist Rally in 'Boro Cancelled

The organizers of the White Lives Matter rally announced shortly after 3pm they were cancelling the event in Murfreesboro.

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No Injuries and No Damages at Rally Saturday
No Injuries and No Damages at Rally Saturday

No injuries were reported, and no damages occurred during a rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro.

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City of Murfreesboro releases extensive list of items not allowed at Saturday rally
City of Murfreesboro releases extensive list of items not allowed at Saturday rally

"For safety reasons, backpacks, purses and other bags will not be allowed into the rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro," said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen. Everyone will be searched prior to entering square...

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Some businesses boarding up for Saturday
Some businesses boarding up for Saturday

Mr. Ulrich Ankersoe owns the building where Maple Street Grill and later The Gavel once called home. Ankerson, who lives outside of the Rutherford County area, made the trip to his building to prepare for the Saturday rally in fear that the front windows would be broken.

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Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Regarding Saturday Rally
Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Regarding Saturday Rally

The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will partner with federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies to ensure the constitutional rights and safety of citizens at an event, Saturday, October 28 in downtown Murfreesboro.

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Missing Murfreesboro Resident Located
Missing Murfreesboro Resident Located

A SILVER ALERT was issued for 83 Year old Benny Kirby, who was reported missing Wednesday night. Murfreesboro Police found him at WalMart and took him safely home.

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Community in Prayer for Murfreesboro Square Rally Set for Saturday
Community in Prayer for Murfreesboro Square Rally Set for Saturday

In addition to a prayer vigil on the local square Wednesday night, local business leaders are also letting their voices be heard. Peter Demos, founder of Peter D's who is also part of the Demos' restaurants, said this prayer...

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44 Year old Murfreesboro man charged with Statutory Rape
44 Year old Murfreesboro man charged with Statutory Rape

44 Year old Ryan Stone of Murfreesboro has been charged with one count of statutory rape. The Wenlon Drive man will make his initial court appearance on November 21st.

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10 Gunshots heard in area of McKnight Drive in Murfreesboro
10 Gunshots heard in area of McKnight Drive in Murfreesboro

Approximately ten gunshots were heard in the 300 block of East McKnight Drive on Monday (10/23/17) night around 8:00.

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White Lives Matter Rally could cause major disruption on Murfreesboro Square Saturday
White Lives Matter Rally could cause major disruption on Murfreesboro Square Saturday

The rally that will take place on the Murfreesboro square this coming Saturday is gaining more and more attention of law enforcement and local leaders.

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Former owner of Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro sentenced to prison Tuesday
Former owner of Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro sentenced to prison Tuesday

Randl Arthur Roth, 49, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the former owner of Murfreesboro-based Nashville Motor Cars Premier car dealership, was sentenced Tuesday (10/24/17) by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., to 24 months...

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Gas Prices Still 13-Cents HIGHER Than Pre-Harvey
Gas Prices Still 13-Cents HIGHER Than Pre-Harvey

Despite the recent downward trend, the state average remains 13 cents higher than pre-Hurricane Harvey levels. Here in the 'Boro, one discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.11 per gallon, and several were $2.15.

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Murfreesboro Unites
Murfreesboro Unites

In an effort to insure peace when outside groups protest in Murfreesboro on Saturday (10/28/2017), in a voice of unity--many businesses in the downtown district are closing that day to show outsiders there is no desire to encourage hate. Other plans are in place to maintain peace.

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Ram's Road Warnings
Ram's Road Warnings

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorist of potential trouble spots to avoid today through October 28th.

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Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

Nashville Metro Police are asking for the public's help throughout Middle Tennessee in locating a domestic violence suspect.

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State of LGBTQ Equality in Eight Tennessee Cities Detailed
State of LGBTQ Equality in Eight Tennessee Cities Detailed

According to their rating system, Murfreesboro received a score of 12, which is extremely low on their list. Nashville had the highest score...

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Mayor comments on possible White Lives Matter rally expected in Murfreesboro
Mayor comments on possible White Lives Matter rally expected in Murfreesboro

At the recent African American Heritage Society black tie affair, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland made a statement about the proposed upcoming that has been labeled as a White Lives Matter event.

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Murfreesboro Extended School Program students benefit from $464,000 Grant
Murfreesboro Extended School Program students benefit from $464,000 Grant

More than 500 MCS Extended School Program (ESP) students from eight schools will benefit with after school programming thanks in part to the receipt of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.

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Fire at a Duplex in Murfreesboro, TN on Wednesday
Fire at a Duplex in Murfreesboro, TN on Wednesday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1, 3, and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 819 Vine Street just before 10:00 am Wednesday.

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Minivan stolen in Murfreesboro, Chased by Smyrna Police, Located in LaVergne
Minivan stolen in Murfreesboro, Chased by Smyrna Police, Located in LaVergne

A construction worker in Murfreesboro told police he walked into the Florence Road Market on Broad Street at Florence Road and soon after he walked in, he saw his minivan drive away. Evidently, the victim left his van running while going into the convenience store.

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Chess programs at Central and McFadden intended to reinforce academics, problem-solving
Chess programs at Central and McFadden intended to reinforce academics, problem-solving

Some of the world's most competitive people hate losing more than they enjoy winning. Eric Ramsay has never been the most competitive member of the Central Magnet chess team.

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'Boro Gas Prices Start Week At $2.20
'Boro Gas Prices Start Week At $2.20

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.31 per gallon on Sunday, after dropping 8 cents during the past week. The biggest weekly discounts were seen in Cleveland (-12 cents), Johnson City (-12 cents), and Chattanooga (-10 cents). Here in the 'Boro, prices remained relatively stable with one discounter starting the week at $2.20 per gallon.

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What will happen to the old First Methodist Church building in downtown Murfreesboro?
What will happen to the old First Methodist Church building in downtown Murfreesboro?

Five firms have submitted ideas or proposals on what to do with the old First Methodist Church building off the Murfreesboro square. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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Home in Cason Lane area shot - Bullet sent to TBI
Home in Cason Lane area shot - Bullet sent to TBI

A bullet was picked out of an interior wall next to a bedroom door by Murfreesboro Police in the Cason Lane area...

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Happy 2nd Birthday BORO ART CRAWL!
Happy 2nd Birthday BORO ART CRAWL!

The Boro Art Crawl celebrated its second anniversary Friday night as its largest turnout shopped, strolled, enjoyed delicious treats and enjoyed 70-degree temps.

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11th Annual
11th Annual "The Middle Half" Tremendous!

Temps were in the low 70s when the 11th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive Saturday morning. Almost 3,000 athletes lined-up next to the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

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'Boro Traffic
'Boro Traffic "Hot Spots" Through October 21st

Construction crews are working to complete work before cold weather hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential trouble spots in the 'Boro for today through October 21st.

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BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU Nov. 13-15; 10AM-6PM
BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU Nov. 13-15; 10AM-6PM

You'll have a chance to put your veins where your cheers are and prove that you really do BLEED BLUE FOR MTSU. The seventh annual blood drive takes place 10:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 13-15, 2017) at the Campus Recreation Center.

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'Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday Night
'Boro Art Crawl 6-9PM This Friday Night

The October Boro Art Crawl celebrates it's second birthday from 6:00 to 9:00 this coming Friday evening.

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Learn how to be an activist or a politician with new local classes
Learn how to be an activist or a politician with new local classes

A new class that will soon be offered in Murfreesboro starting next month, will help someone become a community activist or perhaps a politician...

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1
Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

Students who graduated from Rutherford County Schools last year earned an eight-year high average score on the ACT assessment, according to information released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest
City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest

Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges.

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Go Murfreesboro--You're The Best!
Go Murfreesboro--You're The Best!

We're not the only ones who feel that Murfreesboro is a great place. WaletHub lists "The Heart of Tennessee" as the 6th Fastest Growing Mid-Size City in America!

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Gas Drops 20-cents In 'Boro
Gas Drops 20-cents In 'Boro

AAA reports that Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.47 on Sunday. In Murfreesboro the week opened with some discounters dropping 20-cents to $2.29 per gallon.

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Heroin and Meth located in car outside of Joe B. Jackson Parkway Walmart
Heroin and Meth located in car outside of Joe B. Jackson Parkway Walmart

Heroin, methamphetamine and stolen merchandise was Murfreesboro Police reportedly found on a man accused of stealing items from Walmart.

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REMINDER: WGNS will be
REMINDER: WGNS will be "LIVE" on Saturday from 12:30 to 4PM at Absolute Wireless

JOIN WGNS on Saturday (9/30/17) from 12:30 to 4PM at Sprint by Absolute Wireless for free phones, free food, fun games and more!

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25 Year old charged with Aggravated Rape in Murfreesboro
25 Year old charged with Aggravated Rape in Murfreesboro

A 25 year old Nashville man has been charged by Murfreesboro Police with Aggravated Rape and Aggravated Domestic Assault.

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Ram's Areas To Avoid Traffic Jams
Ram's Areas To Avoid Traffic Jams

A taste of fall is gearing crews up to finish jobs before winter hits. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential trouble spots today through October 7th.

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Murfreesboro woman standing strong in fight against Stage IV Breast Cancer
Murfreesboro woman standing strong in fight against Stage IV Breast Cancer

Imagine contracting Lime Disease upon your move to Tennessee... possibly from a tick bite. Then, after battling that for a full year imagine a diagnosis of breast cancer that spreads to the bones in your back, your pelvis and even your ribs. That is the life that Cathy Hoag in Murfreesboro has experienced in recent months.

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New Richard Siegel Soccer Practice Fields Open for Practice Play
New Richard Siegel Soccer Practice Fields Open for Practice Play

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the opening of Richard Siegel Park Fields 16-21 located at the old Jordan Farm Property, 1233 Cherry Lane in Murfreesboro.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY:  Motorists urged to avoid Haynes Dr.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists urged to avoid Haynes Dr.

The City of Murfreesboro is closing a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal...

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Disabled Veterans in Murfreesboro play ball at the new Miracle Field
Disabled Veterans in Murfreesboro play ball at the new Miracle Field

The VA Medical Center recently held an outing at the new Miracle Field Complex in Murfreesboro. Those who are part of the Community Living Center played an old fashioned game of baseball...

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What is the Tennessee Fisher House?
What is the Tennessee Fisher House?

The Tennessee Fisher House, located on Alvin C. York VA Medical Center Campus, 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, TN, opened November 7, 2013. The house's objective is to provide the best care possible to the families of military personnel receiving medical care.

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Charges pending against Smyrna man in I-24 Accident after he was ejected from vehicle
Charges pending against Smyrna man in I-24 Accident after he was ejected from vehicle

A Trooper saw and approached the vehicle were it had stopped to check on the driver. At this time the Trooper observed the driver to allegedly be under the influence with the driver refusing to exit the SUV and left the scale complex at a high rate of speed.

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Murfreesboro Podiatrist Convicted of 16 Month Scheme to Defraud Medicare and More
Murfreesboro Podiatrist Convicted of 16 Month Scheme to Defraud Medicare and More

Podiatrist John J. Cauthon, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was convicted Wednesday (9/27/17) by a federal jury of four counts of health care fraud involving a 16-month scheme to defraud Medicare...

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Kirklands in Murfreesboro to host
Kirklands in Murfreesboro to host "LIVE" in-store painting with local artist

Kirkland's Inc., a national specialty retailer of home décor, will host a painting session and meet-and-greet with artist Lisa McReynolds at its Murfreesboro, Tenn., location Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Welcome Back Murfreesboro Electric Linemen
Welcome Back Murfreesboro Electric Linemen

Crews from Murfreesboro Electric have returned from Florida after helping with hurricane damaged electrical lines. The crews stayed a few extra days than expected and returned this past weekend.

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Gas Prices Nationally On
Gas Prices Nationally On "Steep Slide"--Not Here Yet.

Gas prices are on a steep slide after reaching 3-year highs due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. However, that has not happened in the 'Boro.

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Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast
Ram's Fall Traffic Jam Forecast

We are now officially in the fall season, and construction sites are putting the hammer to the metal in order to be on schedule before winter. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jam areas to avoid between today and September 30th.

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Congestion HOT SPOTS
Congestion HOT SPOTS

As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of stabbing wife 20+ times
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of stabbing wife 20+ times

UPDATE: Jeremy Kelly, who was scheduled to be in court earlier this month (9/11/17), will now see his case go before a November Rutherford County Grand Jury where charges on top of attempted murder could be handed down.

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Our WGNS/ Rion Flower Shop Good Neighbor of the Day are the staff at the new Low T Center
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New Doctors are Welcomed Into Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
New Doctors are Welcomed Into Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) has announced the arrival of four new physicians: Pediatrician, Amanda Petty Gammel, D.O., Ophthalmologist and Cornea/Refractive Surgery Specialist, Ryan Drumright, M.D., and Family Medicine Physicians, Molly Eaton, M.D., and Paul Myers, M.D.

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Murfreesboro man missing since 2006
Murfreesboro man missing since 2006

Reba Loftis last saw her brother in Murfreesboro on February 2, 2006. Since that date, he has been missing. Roger Dale Douglas was Reba's best friend in life.

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UPDATE: Unidentified deceased male found in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Unidentified deceased male found in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: The body of a deceased man was found behind Longhorn Liquor Store in Murfreesboro on Monday (9/18/17). Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans confirmed with WGNS NEWS, "The body was decomposed and could not be identified."

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Murfreesboro Electric Crews to return for Hurricane Ravaged Florida this week
Murfreesboro Electric Crews to return for Hurricane Ravaged Florida this week

Crews from Murfreesboro Electric went to Florida to help with the recent hurricanes this past week. Amy Byers, the spokesperson of Murfreesboro Electric said local crews were there to restore power so that residents could start rebuilding their lives...

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Fraud and Theft at local motorcycle shop
Fraud and Theft at local motorcycle shop

A fraud investigation is underway in regards to a subject using a credit card to buy two ATV's at a local motorcycle shop.

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'Boro Gas Still High, But Southeast Supplies UP
'Boro Gas Still High, But Southeast Supplies UP

A steady stream of ships delivering gasoline to Florida's ports are helping to normalize supply levels in the southeastern U.S. Prices have dropped a few center, but they're still almost 60-center higher than prior to the hurricanes.

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Former Murfreesboro Police Officer laid to rest
Former Murfreesboro Police Officer laid to rest

A former Murfreesboro Police officer who most recently worked for the Mt. Juliet Police Department was laid to rest this past weekend on Saturday (September 16, 2017). The police officer was found dead in her Wilson County home last Saturday (9/09/17).

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Meet the WGNS Radio and Internet Sales Team
Meet the WGNS Radio and Internet Sales Team
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Volunteer to install fire alarms in Murfreesboro homes
Volunteer to install fire alarms in Murfreesboro homes

Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans in Murfreesboro.

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City launches user-friendly website after year-long redesign
City launches user-friendly website after year-long redesign

The City of Murfreesboro is proud to announce the launch of an innovative design to its new city government website. The new user-friendly site can be accessed at the same location,www.murfreesborotn.gov.

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Doors of Hope receives Grant from Department of Justice
Doors of Hope receives Grant from Department of Justice

Local nonprofit Doors of Hope is pleased to announce it has received a federal grant from the Department of Justice.

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SATURDAY: Greenway Arts Festival in Murfreesboro
SATURDAY: Greenway Arts Festival in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Greenway Arts Festival at Old Fort Park along the Stones River Greenway on September 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Alexander: Any Health Insurance Compromise for 2018 that Includes Cost-Sharing Payments Must Include Real Flexibility for States
Alexander: Any Health Insurance Compromise for 2018 that Includes Cost-Sharing Payments Must Include Real Flexibility for States

At the third of four Senate health care hearings this month, held to hear testimony from state flexibility experts, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that any health insurance compromise for a stability bill including cost-sharing payments must also include real flexibility for states.

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Alleged shoplifting case leads to subject with meth
Alleged shoplifting case leads to subject with meth

Murfreesboro Police recently responded to Walmart on Rutherford Blvd. in regards to an armed man who was reportedly shoplifting.

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UPDATE: Tonight's Greenhouse Ministries Game Day Event Changes Venue
UPDATE: Tonight's Greenhouse Ministries Game Day Event Changes Venue

The threat of high winds has forced Greenhouse Ministries to move its "Game Day" Fundraiser inside at World Outreach Church at 6:30PM tonight (Monday).

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Saturday's HEART WALK Was Huge Success!
Saturday's HEART WALK Was Huge Success!

Saturday morning brought sunny skies with temps in the low 60s, perfect for the annual HEART WALK on the campus of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Over 1,000 walkers help to exceed the goal.

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Ram's Road Challenges
Ram's Road Challenges

Absolutely gorgeous fall temps mixed with periods of heavy rain makes a formula for "traffic challenges". Here are Ram Balachandran's "warning spots" from now through September 16th in the 'Boro.

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66 Year old Smyrna man charged with multiple counts of rape and battery
66 Year old Smyrna man charged with multiple counts of rape and battery

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Smyrna man, who is charged with multiple counts of rape and battery.

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Accidental shooting with an AR-15 in Murfreesboro, also accidental shooting with a 9mm
Accidental shooting with an AR-15 in Murfreesboro, also accidental shooting with a 9mm

In Murfreesboro, a young man who was playing a video game in his apartment had his AR-15 in his lap when he got a little too excited. Sgt. Kyle Evans explains...

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Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron to represent Tennessee at Historic Convention of the States
Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron to represent Tennessee at Historic Convention of the States

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is among seven Tennessee legislators who will join delegates from across the nation in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12 at the Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention.

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Home Invasion on Peachtree Street in Murfreesboro
Home Invasion on Peachtree Street in Murfreesboro

An aggravated robbery that took place in the 1000 block of Peachtree Street in Murfreesboro is under investigation. The incident unfolded this past Saturday night (9/2/17) at 9:00PM.

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'Boro Gas Prices UP 50-cents!
'Boro Gas Prices UP 50-cents!

It's been a longtime since the majority Murfreesboro discounters had gas prices that not only were almost identical ($2.59), but were above Nashville's and the states' average price per gallon. The week started with most local discounters offering petro for $2.59, a 50-cent increase.

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Food, Alcohol and Drug Addiction leads to dreams and goals for one woman
Food, Alcohol and Drug Addiction leads to dreams and goals for one woman

Ericia Baggett was bullied throughout her school years due to her weight. "People would mistreat me," she said. Nevertheless, she found an escape in artwork. During middle school and high school she won numerous awards...

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Murfreesboro man to file plea in Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor case
Murfreesboro man to file plea in Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor case

The Murfreesboro resident is accused of engaging in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity for a teenager to view by way of the internet (This information according to the charge of TCA 39-13-529 (b) against Moore).

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New items at the MTSU Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro
New items at the MTSU Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro

As Saturday's MTSU season-opening football matchup with Vanderbilt nears, Middle Tennessee is making fans aware of some fan experience changes in store for this season...

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Special Kids Named Chick-fil-A
Special Kids Named Chick-fil-A "True Inspiration Awards" Finalist

Special Kids was nominated for this year's True Inspiration Award by Beau Noblitt, the Owner and Operator of two Chick-fil-A restaurants in Murfreesboro, TN; the city in which Special Kids is located.

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Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Ready to Help Houston, TX Area
Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Ready to Help Houston, TX Area

Murfreesboro Rescue Workers are on standby and ready to head to the Houston, Texas area if needed. Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons stated...

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SEARCH IS ON: The perfect Christmas Tree is needed for downtown Murfreesboro
SEARCH IS ON: The perfect Christmas Tree is needed for downtown Murfreesboro

Christmas on the minds of some: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.

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Congressman DesJarlais visited Feed the Children and HYLA Mobile in La Vergne and Tennessee Oncology in Murfreesboro
Congressman DesJarlais visited Feed the Children and HYLA Mobile in La Vergne and Tennessee Oncology in Murfreesboro

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited Feed the Children's distribution center in La Vergne Wednesday (8/30/17).

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OPINION: Apartment complex owners working to develop a culture of community
OPINION: Apartment complex owners working to develop a culture of community

As a company that owns and manages multiple complexes in Murfreesboro, we take pride in the fact that we are responsible for helping to develop a sense of community for our residents.

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UPDATE: Threats at schools not credible, but investigated
UPDATE: Threats at schools not credible, but investigated

In nearby Coffee County, a social media threat toward Coffee County High School was investigated.

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Medieval combat and fights in Murfreesboro at Barfield Park
Medieval combat and fights in Murfreesboro at Barfield Park

A local organization called Dagorhir (pronounced Dagger-Here) meets at Barfield Crescent Park on Sundays and fight. Not fighting that ends in injury, but fighting that ends with a clear winner or a clear loser. It's a game.

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Domestic Violenc, Sexual Abuse and in our third segment today - From a Third World Country to Murfreesboro, TN
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Providence Christian Academy Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in Enrollment
Providence Christian Academy Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in Enrollment

The total enrollment for students in PreK- 12 grade has increased 25% from last school year and PCA now has more than 470 students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Most child sex abuse is never reported in Murfreesboro and far beyond
Most child sex abuse is never reported in Murfreesboro and far beyond

According to the United States Department of Justice, only 30% of sexual assault cases are reported. Brenda was one of the cases that never went to police...

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State Rep. Mike Sparks chimes in on removing historic statues
State Rep. Mike Sparks chimes in on removing historic statues

More and more talk is circulating about the idea of tearing down or moving confederate statues in Murfreesboro and throughout the state.

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Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park
Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park

We have another update on the Murfreesboro Greenway as the next phase of construction begins...

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Teri Herron Joins Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue as New Logistics Manager
Teri Herron Joins Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue as New Logistics Manager

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue is pleased to announce an addition to the MFRD family, Teri Herron. Teri is the department's new Logistics Manager, selected from a list of qualified applicants.

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Gas Prices Retreating--$2.01 in 'Boro
Gas Prices Retreating--$2.01 in 'Boro

Motorists did not have to wait until fall to see gas prices move lower. Some local discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.01.

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UPDATED PHOTOS: 2017 Eclipse Enjoyed By All In Rutherford County
UPDATED PHOTOS: 2017 Eclipse Enjoyed By All In Rutherford County

UPDATED PHOTOS: Murfreesboro went dark around 1:30 Monday afternoon as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse breezed across our city at 1,800 miles per hour.

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MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event
MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event

Thousands of people descended upon Middle Tennessee State University for the Great Tennessee Eclipse Monday (Aug. 21), knowing that it was a good chance they wouldn't be around for the next total eclipse over this area -- five-plus centuries from now.

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The Fears of Some Homeless
The Fears of Some Homeless

At times, his mind might not agree with reality, which is common in the world of mental illness diagnoses.

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MPD Promotes 6 Officers
MPD Promotes 6 Officers

On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.

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Vietnam Veteran talks about service to country and medical care at the Murfreesboro VA
Vietnam Veteran talks about service to country and medical care at the Murfreesboro VA

68 Year old Russell Ashton served our country in the Vietnam War, he was in the US Army. When he returned, like many Vietnam Veterans, he went straight to work.

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One Week Left to Purchase Tickets for United Way's Annual Meeting
One Week Left to Purchase Tickets for United Way's Annual Meeting

The deadline to purchase tickets to the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Community Celebration is approaching on August 23. The Celebration is set for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Murfreesboro.

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Riverdale's Marcus Pendleton Favored In ABC's
Riverdale's Marcus Pendleton Favored In ABC's "Boy Band"

Riverdale High School's Marcus Pendleton is competing in ABC's "Boy Band" television show. The 16 year old junior is one of 30 vying in front of celebrities for the position.

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Homeless in Murfreessboro
Homeless in Murfreessboro

As for fear, she worries about her safety the most. She worries about being killed more than being dirty.

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Four cars shot in area of South University Street in Murfreesboro
Four cars shot in area of South University Street in Murfreesboro

Several cars were shot in Murfreesboro this past Sunday morning at 3AM. The incident unfolded in the area of South University Street and Reid Avenue.

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TAB Honors Whit Adamson With Highest Award
TAB Honors Whit Adamson With Highest Award

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters concluded its 2017 Annual Conference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Wednesday by presenting the Distinguished Service Award to Whit Adamson.

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Volunteer at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro
Volunteer at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro

The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro is always in need of volunteers... If you like the arts, you may want to think about helping out.

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Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro
Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro

An aggravated robbery was reported in Murfreesboro this past Saturday night around 10:00. The hold-up allegedly occurred at the M&S Market on West Clark Blvd.

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Gas Prices Steady
Gas Prices Steady

Prices at the pump are holding steady, declining only fractions of a penny over the weekend. Some 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.04 per gallon for regular gas.

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Beesley Foundation's BLESSING OF THE PETS
Beesley Foundation's BLESSING OF THE PETS

The Jesse C. Beesley Animal Foundation conducted its Annual Blessing of the Pets this past Saturday, and it was a huge success.

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Vigil Against Charlottesville Riots Held Sunday Night In 'Boro
Vigil Against Charlottesville Riots Held Sunday Night In 'Boro

Several hundred persons gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Sunday evening voicing opposition to the violence that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Ram's Areas To Avoid Today Through Aug. 19th
Ram's Areas To Avoid Today Through Aug. 19th

The tenth fastest growing city in the U.S.A. obviously has lots of construction, and that brings challenges for 'Boro motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid today through August 19th.

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MTSU Summer Commencement
MTSU Summer Commencement

On Saturday morning, MTSU's Murphy Center was filled with laughter, cheering and a few tears as 791 new alumni were created with the awarding of diplomas during the summer commencement.

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Murfreesboro non-profit leader to file plea on Monday, August 21, 2017
Murfreesboro non-profit leader to file plea on Monday, August 21, 2017

A Murfreesboro man known for his positive involvement with soldiers has seen a change in his plea date to Monday, August 21st instead of August 11th as originally scheduled.

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Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro
Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

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Homes are selling quickly in Murfreesboro area
Homes are selling quickly in Murfreesboro area

Homes in the $200,000 to $350,000 ballpark are selling like hotcakes, according to a large number of individual realtors with different firms.

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SPD Chief Arnold Named President TN Chiefs of Police
SPD Chief Arnold Named President TN Chiefs of Police

On Friday evening (8/4/2017), Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold was inducted as president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.

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BRIDGE OVER BROAD girders
BRIDGE OVER BROAD girders "in"...traffic flowing again.

The giant girders connecting the north and south sides of the Bridge Over Broad are installed, and traffic is given a green light in all directions.

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Being the Authentic You - Guest Speaker on August 8, 2017
Being the Authentic You - Guest Speaker on August 8, 2017

Being your authentic self allows you to unequivocally and unapologetically be who you are and enjoy being you," says Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, former executive director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women.

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FOUND: SILVER ALERT for 80 year old Murfreesboro woman
FOUND: SILVER ALERT for 80 year old Murfreesboro woman

FOUND: Murfreesboro Police have cancelled a SILVER ALERT for a missing elderly woman.

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Gas Prices Rise Slightly
Gas Prices Rise Slightly

Gas prices saw another round of increases last week. A few 'Boro discounters started the week at $1.98.

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Nurse for the dying suggests that Rutherford County Courts abused their discretion in her sentencing
Nurse for the dying suggests that Rutherford County Courts abused their discretion in her sentencing

During the hearing Detective Krieb stated that the defendants actions amounted to a "Horrible misuse of the medical profession," and then suggested that she was caring for patients who were in great pain and were dying.

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TRAFFIC ALERT from Ram Balachandran
TRAFFIC ALERT from Ram Balachandran

Construction projects are in high-gear and traffic challenges are throughout the city. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts Murfreesboro motorists of areas to avoid today through August 5th.

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Local senior living facility aims to find the families of notable women from Rutheford County's past
Local senior living facility aims to find the families of notable women from Rutheford County's past

The new Villages of Murfreesboro are holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting in late August and reports indicate they aim to recognize several women from Rutherford County's past.

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Car shot at Campus Villa Apartments
Car shot at Campus Villa Apartments

Authorities responded to a call at Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive early Thursday (7/27/17) morning in regards to a shots fired situation.

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Judge Keith Siskin Dead After Painful Crohn's Disease Battle
Judge Keith Siskin Dead After Painful Crohn's Disease Battle

UPDATE: The celebration of life for The Honorable Keith Siskin will be August 12 at World Outreach Church. Visitation with the family at 9AM and service at 10AM.

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Murfreesboro continues to grow and the city is ready with the 2035 plan
Murfreesboro continues to grow and the city is ready with the 2035 plan

The growth in Murfreesboro continues. Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody commented...

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Murfreesboro Hosts 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference
Murfreesboro Hosts 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference

Fire service personnel from all over the state are in Murfreesboro during July 22-25th for the 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Conference at Embassy Suites.

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Gas Prices Rollercoaster Ride
Gas Prices Rollercoaster Ride

Gas prices have been on a rollercoaster ride this summer. In the 'Boro, some discounters are offering regular gas for $1.97 per gallon.

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Teleportation of things or matter as discussed by an MTSU professor
Teleportation of things or matter as discussed by an MTSU professor

Scientists have been "doing" teleportation since 2006, so why did China get so much media attention when they talked about it recently? With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...

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Reward paid out in the Rutherford County capturing of two inmates accused of killing prison guards
Reward paid out in the Rutherford County capturing of two inmates accused of killing prison guards

The money is being paid out to several people, but authorities declined to say exactly who's getting it, saying the recipients wished to remain anonymous.

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Man charged with 13 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure will head to trial
Man charged with 13 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure will head to trial

UPDATE: 45-Year-old Ronald David Harris was scheduled to file a plea in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on Friday (7/21/17), but instead asked for a complete trial.

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MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.

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Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex
Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex

Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?

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45 Year old man accused of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, 13 times
45 Year old man accused of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, 13 times

IN COURT ON FRIDAY: 45 Year old Ronald David Harris is behind bars in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center facing charges dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

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New urgent care center in Murfreesboro near the hospital
New urgent care center in Murfreesboro near the hospital

Seth Weathersby told WGNS, "Gateway Urgent Care is Murfreesboro's newest, largest and most advanced urgent care."

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All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August
All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August

Murfreesboro City Schools invites parents, students and families to its district-wide open house. All Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting an open house at their school on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store
Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store

According to a loss prevention employee, the subject allegedly stole two Apple TV receivers, a Garmin GPS unit, a Google home Wi-Fi system, a speaker sound bar and ironically, a security camera system.

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$30,000 worth of Copper Stolen in Murfreesboro
$30,000 worth of Copper Stolen in Murfreesboro

Someone stole $30,000 worth of HEAVY DUTY / thick copper wiring out of a company shed...

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Speaker Harwell Appoints Representative Bryan Terry To Tennessee Maintenance Of Certification Task Force
Speaker Harwell Appoints Representative Bryan Terry To Tennessee Maintenance Of Certification Task Force

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) Tuesday appointed State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) to the Tennessee Maintenance of Certification Task Force.

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Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro to Present Next Murder Mystery Dinner
Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro to Present Next Murder Mystery Dinner

Step into the past...it's prom night in the 1950's...a night that will bring memories for years to come...especially if the memories include MURDER.

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Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Part of I-24 at Medical Center Parkway
Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Part of I-24 at Medical Center Parkway

I-24 East just before Medical Center Parkway was shut down due to an accident around 5:30 on Tuesday evening in Murfreesboro..

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Blackman High School Mourns Loss of Students
Blackman High School Mourns Loss of Students

While school is not in session, the Blackman High School family has been dealt a blow with the death of two students while three others were injured in a weekend car crash.

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Missing man in Middle Tennessee
Missing man in Middle Tennessee

Authorities in Middle Tennessee are on the lookout for a missing man.

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Peter D's American Southern Bistro Earns  Wine Spectator Award
Peter D's American Southern Bistro Earns Wine Spectator Award

Peter D's American Southern Bistro has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator's 2017 Restaurant Awards.

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Northfield man accused of sexually attacking teen walking dog
Northfield man accused of sexually attacking teen walking dog

A 34 year old man in Murfreesboro has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. The suspect was accused of attacking a woman outside of Haynes Manor Apartments as she was walking her dog.

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UPDATE: Blackman Students Killed & Injured in Crash
UPDATE: Blackman Students Killed & Injured in Crash

One of the two teens killed in the crash that also injured three other Blackman High School students has been identified by his family.

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Vigil Held to Remember Blackman Students Killed / Hurt in Crash
Vigil Held to Remember Blackman Students Killed / Hurt in Crash

The Blackman community came together to mourn the loss of two teens and pray for the recovery for three others hurt in a car crash.

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POSITIVE: Domestic Violence Program in Rutherford County receives grant
POSITIVE: Domestic Violence Program in Rutherford County receives grant

Rutherford County, Tenn. Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services was awarded a grant from The Healing Trust, whose purpose is to facilitate access to compassionate healthcare services for the most vulnerable people in Middle Tennessee.

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United Way Announces New Board Officers, Members
United Way Announces New Board Officers, Members

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2017-18 board officers and members.

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Assessed value of property in Rutherford County passes $7 Billion
Assessed value of property in Rutherford County passes $7 Billion

For the first time in history the total assessed value of property in Rutherford County passes $7 Billion dollars!

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Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out
Rutherford County Democrats Speak Out

Rutherford County Democratic Party Chairman Matt Ferry says that the organization that he is with stands out strongly against acts of hate crimes in this community.

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MTSU hosting Chinese delegation for sixth year of unique cultural exchange
MTSU hosting Chinese delegation for sixth year of unique cultural exchange

Middle Tennessee State University is playing host this week to a delegation of schoolchildren, teachers and administrators from China's Dongcheng Educational Group for the sixth in a series of reciprocal visits between the institutions.

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'Boro NOT On The Sears Holdings' Closing List
'Boro NOT On The Sears Holdings' Closing List

Sears Holdings announced Friday that 43 more stores will be closed in the U.S. this year. Murfreesboro is not on the list, and the only Tennessee store is a Kmart in Jackson.

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2017 See Increase In 'Boro Single-Family Homes
2017 See Increase In 'Boro Single-Family Homes

Single-family residential detached permits in Murfreesboro continue their upward trend in 2017.

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Affordable housing as Murfreesboro grows and more discussed
Affordable housing as Murfreesboro grows and more discussed

The City of Murfreesboro continues to experience growth with the population expected to grow to 228,000 by 2035. "Finding available, affordable housing is getting more difficult..."

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Convicted murderer and sex offender will NOT have case reheard
Convicted murderer and sex offender will NOT have case reheard

On June 19, 2017, Jewel Moses Bess appeared again before the Rutherford County Courts. Bess was aiming to have his murder case re-heard.

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Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS
Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance wants to help consumers avoid getting scammed by offering tips on how to navigate air conditioning repair.

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Murfreesboro Police capture armed robbery suspects
Murfreesboro Police capture armed robbery suspects

Three suspects from an armed robbery and stolen car are in custody in Murfreesboro with the help of Murfreesboro Police Dept K9 Juice.

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41 Guns stolen from unlocked vehicles in the City Limits of Murfreesboro
41 Guns stolen from unlocked vehicles in the City Limits of Murfreesboro

About 41 guns were stolen from unlocked cars or truck within the city limits of Murfreesboro in recent weeks.

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Bargain Gas--$1.83 Per Gallon
Bargain Gas--$1.83 Per Gallon

Nationally, Independence Day travelers enjoyed the lowest fuel prices in decades. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters offered regular gas at $1.83 per gallon.

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Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was a Success
Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was a Success

Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was both musical and enjoyable for local residents. The event was held at Sports*Com and the Mcknight baseball fields on the 4th of July.

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Here is your chance to take a selfie with the Oscar Meyer Weiner
Here is your chance to take a selfie with the Oscar Meyer Weiner

A special guest will be visiting Murfreesboro next week... The famous Oscar Meyer Weiner!

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Sherry Carpenter named interim HR director
Sherry Carpenter named interim HR director

City Manager Rob Lyons announced Friday the appointment of Sherry Carpenter, former city treasurer and personnel director, as interim HR director.

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More Positive Youth Camps in Murfreesboro (Photos)
More Positive Youth Camps in Murfreesboro (Photos)

Unity in the Community Football Camp was recently held at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

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Fireworks rules and safety in Murfreesboro for the 4th of July
Fireworks rules and safety in Murfreesboro for the 4th of July

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.

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Ram's Road Warnings Through July 8th
Ram's Road Warnings Through July 8th

Sizzlin' weather is back this week and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro Motorists where to avoid hot tempers in traffic jams now through July 8th.

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Racketeering Acts Include Multiple Murders and Drug Trafficking in Clarksville and Murfreesboro
Racketeering Acts Include Multiple Murders and Drug Trafficking in Clarksville and Murfreesboro

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., returned a 40-count indictment yesterday, charging 11 members of the Gangster Disciples with conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, including the murder of a witness...

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Undocumented tenant in a local rental home
Undocumented tenant in a local rental home

A vacant rental property on Minerva Drive is no longer vacant after unknown persons moved into the home and even had their utilities turned on.

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Meeting about the growth of Murfreesboro and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Meeting about the growth of Murfreesboro and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan

The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will gather to conduct a public hearing on the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m., Wed., July 12, 2017.

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BB Gun Bandit Strikes Again in Murfreesboro
BB Gun Bandit Strikes Again in Murfreesboro

On Thursday (6/29/17), a resident on Granite Springs Way told police that someone shot a total of twelve windows at her home.

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POSITIVE: First triplets delivered since opening of Smyrna hospital
POSITIVE: First triplets delivered since opening of Smyrna hospital

On May 30, 2017, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center delivered their first triplets since the hospital opened in 2003.

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A new Habitat for Humanity Home Dedicated in Murfreesboro
A new Habitat for Humanity Home Dedicated in Murfreesboro

On Tuesday, June 27th, a new home was moved into in Murfreesboro. This is not just any home though, it is a Habitat Home.

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Dead body located in Kroger parking lot in Murfreesboro - Death not suspicious
Dead body located in Kroger parking lot in Murfreesboro - Death not suspicious

Police located the deceased person inside a parked vehicle.Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS, "The death is not believed to be suspicious.

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6-Vehicle Crash Started At Franklin Church
6-Vehicle Crash Started At Franklin Church

Tuesday (6/27/2017) morning's six-vehicle crash at the intersection of Fortress and John R. Rice Boulevards (Manson Pike) here in Murfreesboro is believed to have started at a Franklin, Tennessee church.

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State Representatives Terry & White To Host Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event On July 10
State Representatives Terry & White To Host Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event On July 10

State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event at 5:30pm on July 10th in the Sports*Com Meeting Room.

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How a stolen bike seat in Murfreesboro is more than just a $30 problem for one woman
How a stolen bike seat in Murfreesboro is more than just a $30 problem for one woman

Most of us think that a $30 to $50 problem is only a minor issue in life, but when you are trying your best to make ends meet, that $30 problem can feel like a $1,000 setback.

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 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro this July
40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro this July

Grab your banjos and shine your dancin' shoes-- the 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days old-time music and dance festival is set to kick off July 7th and 8th, in Cannonsburgh Village...

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Gas Prices Drop 2-Cents In 'Boro
Gas Prices Drop 2-Cents In 'Boro

Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Since June 1, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07, 9 cents less than the same period last year, and the lowest since 2005 ($2.03). Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week at $1.86 per gallon. That's a 10-cent drop from the previous week.

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Man armed with gun visits a Murfreesboro hospital to
Man armed with gun visits a Murfreesboro hospital to "Surprise" a nurse

"[The Subject] apparently became fixated on [the victim] and has created an ongoing fictional relationship."

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Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield Open House
Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield Open House

Thursday, June 23, 2017 saw a gathering of forty fans of Rutherford County's Stones River National Battlefield celebrating the accomplishments of the 'Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield' over the past year.

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Read To Succeed Receives $30,000 from Dollar General
Read To Succeed Receives $30,000 from Dollar General

On May 10th the Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented Read To Succeed a $15,000 grant for Adult Literacy programs and a $15,000 grant for Family Literacy.

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Teen accidentally shoots his foot at Murfreesboro apartment complex
Teen accidentally shoots his foot at Murfreesboro apartment complex

An 18 year old in Murfreesboro got quite the surprise after accidentally firing a .380 pistol... into his foot.

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Rutherford County Schools graduate commissioned into U.S. Air Force
Rutherford County Schools graduate commissioned into U.S. Air Force

Kayla Sides Watson, a 2012 graduate of Blackman High School and a 2016 graduate of East Tennessee State University, was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant by Lt. Col. Clark Harrell

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United We Style This Thursday in Murfreesboro
United We Style This Thursday in Murfreesboro

Tangerine Salon and Spa will present the fourth annual United We Style event to benefit United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties again this year.

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Murfreesboro man accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks
Murfreesboro man accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks

A Halls Hill Pike man has been accused of writing bad checks to multiple businesses in Murfreesboro and beyond.

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Cheapest Gas This Year--$1.96
Cheapest Gas This Year--$1.96

Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year. Tennessee gas prices should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week.

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Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day
Saturday Is Final FolkFest Day

Saturday is the final day to enjoy the talents of dance troupes at International FolkFest. Free performances 8:30 Saturday morning until 12:30PM around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The final performance is Saturday night at 6:00PM in the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Both Saturday performances are free.

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly
Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Tennessee gas prices are falling after oil prices suffered big losses during the week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week at $1.98 per gallon.

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MPD Sees
MPD Sees "The Good, Bad and Ugly"

When you look over police reports, you discover the good, the bad and the ugly about a community. Here's a small sampling of some calls local officers have made over the past few days.

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Saturday Night Stabbing In 'Boro
Saturday Night Stabbing In 'Boro

A stabbing occurred in the Southridge area off South Church Street around 9:00 o'clock Saturday evening.

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35th International FolkFest Is Back!
35th International FolkFest Is Back!

It's back--The Cripple Creek Cloggers is hosting the thirty-fifth International Folkfest. Steve Cates will be on the WGNS Action Line Tuesday morning (6/13/2017) from 8:10-8:35AM.

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Murfreesboro to host lunch stop on 2017 Great Race
Murfreesboro to host lunch stop on 2017 Great Race

For the first time in history, a Tennessee high school will compete in the Great Race's X-Club category for vintage cars.

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Arrest made in $10,000 restaurant theft in Murfreesboro
Arrest made in $10,000 restaurant theft in Murfreesboro

One re-encoded credit card was seized by police when they went to arrest a suspect in a case that involved a $12,000 theft from Sam's Sports Bar in Murfreesboro.

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Sens. Ketron and Tracy announce $78,320 in art grants awarded in Rutherford County
Sens. Ketron and Tracy announce $78,320 in art grants awarded in Rutherford County

State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that 13 organizations throughout Rutherford County will receive $78,320 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

As in the past, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland researches answers for the questions that residents phone to him on his WGNS' radio broadcast. He received two questions dealing with traffic issues on Thompson Lane.

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Ram's
Ram's "Traffic Hot Spots" Through June 10th

Summer's back in the city, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of potential "hot spots" now through June 10th.

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Gateway Apartments in Murfreesboro making move to heavily increase security
Gateway Apartments in Murfreesboro making move to heavily increase security

Gateway Apartments, located on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was the site of a fatal shooting last week when eighteen year old Kendrick Love was robbed and killed.

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'Boro Gas Starts Week At $2.01
'Boro Gas Starts Week At $2.01

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.11 on Memorial Day. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter was offering regular gas at $2.01.

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Local Consolidated Utility Company victim of $48,450 Fraud
Local Consolidated Utility Company victim of $48,450 Fraud

The Consolidated Utility Company on the New Salem Highway is the victim of a fraud to the tune of $48,450.

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Blackman Middle School Coach / Teacher Arrested for Domestic Violence
Blackman Middle School Coach / Teacher Arrested for Domestic Violence

A Blackman Middle School Coach has been arrested in Murfreesboro. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Murfreesboro man arrested after shooting gun while on toilet
Murfreesboro man arrested after shooting gun while on toilet

A police report showed, "Germaine Dunlap, Jr. was mirandized and confessed to firing the gun while sitting on the toilet."

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Save Oaklands Park Wetlands
Save Oaklands Park Wetlands

There will be an organizational meeting for SAVE OAKLANDS WETLANDS at 6:30 this coming Thursday evening (6/1/2017) in meeting room A at the Patterson Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard.

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AMC's $1.2-Billion Acquisition
AMC's $1.2-Billion Acquisition

Chinese owned AMC Entertainment has been given the greenlight by the Department of Justice to complete plans to purchase Carmike Cinemas, including one theatre in Murfreesboro and a second that's under construction.

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Rams Says
Rams Says "Fewer Traffic Jam Woes"

City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran fine-tunes his crystal ball and shows where to avoid traffic jams now through June 3rd.

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VA's URGENT CARE CLINIC in Temporary Space
VA's URGENT CARE CLINIC in Temporary Space

The Urgent Care Clinic at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center has temporarily moved to building 117, room 114, so that renovation can be done. Patient check-in is now in the main ground-level lobby of Building 3.

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TEC Groundbreaking Held--Opens Early 2018
TEC Groundbreaking Held--Opens Early 2018

The groundbreaking for Linebaugh Library's Technology Engagement Center took place in the lunch hour on Tuesday (5/23/2017) at the rear of the Hobgood Elementary School campus.

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Ram's TRAFFIC JAM Forecast Through May 27th
Ram's TRAFFIC JAM Forecast Through May 27th

Ram's reports on potential traffic jam's increases with the temperature. Here is his list of places that 'Boro motorists might choose to avoid between today and May 27th.

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Suspect facing sexual assault related charges in Murfreesboro
Suspect facing sexual assault related charges in Murfreesboro

The suspect, who has past convictions in Memphis, Tennessee for attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Algood Police Officer involved in serious accident after leaving Murfreesboro
Algood Police Officer involved in serious accident after leaving Murfreesboro

Three people including an Algood city police officer were involved in a two vehicle crash Monday evening in Smithville.

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Gas Prices Drop:  $1.96 in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Drop: $1.96 in 'Boro!

Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.96 per gallon. Across Tennessee gas prices declined 2.5 cents in the past week.

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Ram's Road To Avoid Through May 20th!
Ram's Road To Avoid Through May 20th!

This is the season when the weather is close to perfect. That also allows construction projects to catch-up on lost time.

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Women Veteran's Wellness Fair
Women Veteran's Wellness Fair

The VA TN Valley Healthcare Outreach for Women Veterans is holding its inaugural Women Veterans Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Army National Guard Armory, 2350 Armory Drive, Murfreesboro.

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Gas Prices Drop
Gas Prices Drop

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.12 on Sunday, the lowest in more than a month. Pump prices dropped 3 cents in the past week, and prices should drift even lower this week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.

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"Asian Night" This Thursday At Black Fox

"Asian Culture Night" from 6:00 to 8:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (5/11/2017) at Black Fox Elementary School, 1753 S. Rutherford Boulevard. This event is free and open to the public.

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Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM Tuesday
Andrew Maraniss at 1st Presbyterian 6PM Tuesday

Andrew Maraniss, author of the New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside will be at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church this coming Tuesday (5/9/2017) evening at 6:00.

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UPDATE: Search Warrant served in Murfreesboro for solicitation of a minor
UPDATE: Search Warrant served in Murfreesboro for solicitation of a minor

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans commented on a Tuesday search warrant served at a Murfreesboro home...

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Bullet enters bedroom of sleeping resident in Murfreesboro
Bullet enters bedroom of sleeping resident in Murfreesboro

A "Shots Fired" call was reported at University Ridge apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro this past Sunday morning at 5...

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Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee
Gas Prices Drop In Tennessee

Tennessee gas prices declined for the 10th consecutive day on Sunday. They dropped 3-cents in Murfreesboro, and some discounters opened the week with regular gas selling for $2.03 per gallon.

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Man shot five times in Murfreesboro apartment parking lot
Man shot five times in Murfreesboro apartment parking lot

Around 7:30 Wednesday night (4/26/17), a shots fired call was reported at Student Quarters Apartments on Greenland Drive.

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Home shot, two arrests made
Home shot, two arrests made

At 9:56 Wednesday night, Murfreesboro officers heard numerous shots fired in quick succession around Greenland Dr. and Harrison Ave.

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AK-47 Stolen out of car in Murfreesboro
AK-47 Stolen out of car in Murfreesboro

The AK-47 rifle was evidently in the trunk of the car when stolen.

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Two women believed to be drugged while at local nightclub
Two women believed to be drugged while at local nightclub

Staff at the medical center told the woman that a blood test showed that both alcohol and amphetamines were in her system.

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TN Gas Prices UP
TN Gas Prices UP

Tennessee gas prices reached $2.18 on Thursday - the highest daily average since June 2016. In Murfreesboro prices were up a penny to $2.06 when compared to last week's price for regular gas.

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Mayor McFarland Responds To WGNS' Listener Questions
Mayor McFarland Responds To WGNS' Listener Questions

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland participated in his popular "Talk To The Mayor" broadcast over WGNS. As always, the city leader received constant questions from local residents. There were several questions that required research.

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#10 of Top 10 Most Expensive TN Homes For Sale is in Murfreesboro
#10 of Top 10 Most Expensive TN Homes For Sale is in Murfreesboro

A property on Mooreland Lane in Murfreesboro ranks 10th most expensive...

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Gas Prices Stabalizing
Gas Prices Stabalizing

Gas prices seemed to find level ground over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. Many local discounters offered gas at $2.07 per gallone, but we found one at $2.05.

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GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday
GOODWILL Job Fair This Tuesday

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th.

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City Council adopts proposed West Park Master Plan
City Council adopts proposed West Park Master Plan

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve a proposed Master Plan for development of the West Park on an area known as the McDonald farm property.

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Gas Prices on the Up Swing
Gas Prices on the Up Swing

Gas prices are rising across the country. Here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.

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Beep Beep--Ram's Traffic Forecast
Beep Beep--Ram's Traffic Forecast

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid here in Murfreesboro between today and April 15th.

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Man alleged stabs his girlfriend over a fight regarding a board game in Murfreesboro
Man alleged stabs his girlfriend over a fight regarding a board game in Murfreesboro

The attack reportedly started over a Monopoly board game while the two were consuming alcoholic beverages with a niece and that nieces husband.

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United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday
United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday

Nearly 150 volunteers from the community will be gathering to complete 17 projects that benefit community organizations for United Way's Days of Action.ckly.

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'Boro Gas Prices JUMP 14-Cents In 7-Days!
'Boro Gas Prices JUMP 14-Cents In 7-Days!

All signs point to higher gas prices. Gasoline demand is surging while inventories are beginning to slip. Since last week alone, gas prices in the 'Boro have exploded from $1.92 to $2.06. That's a whooping 14-cents in a seven day period.

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Another suicide reported in Murfreesboro on South Church Street
Another suicide reported in Murfreesboro on South Church Street

When police responded to the scene, they located a deceased male under the South Church Street bridge that crosses over the Stones River next to Bubba's Wine and Liquor

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Murfreesboro man and LaVergne man die in Antioch shooting
Murfreesboro man and LaVergne man die in Antioch shooting

The shooting occurred at 4:50 Sunday morning and the two men who died were identified as 23 year old...

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Couple facing child abuse and murder charge soon to appear in court
Couple facing child abuse and murder charge soon to appear in court

The couple's daughter Skyler Rae Craighead died in November of 2013...

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A look at the Tennessee wide housing market
A look at the Tennessee wide housing market

Tennessee's housing market continued a solid showing in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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Teen with hearing aid called a
Teen with hearing aid called a "Disabled Freak" and threatened at gunpoint

A Murfreesboro teenager with a specialized implanted hearing aid was verbally assaulted and threatened at gun point on Tuesday morning.

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Man seen firing shots out of car window on Sulphur Springs Road in Murfreesboro
Man seen firing shots out of car window on Sulphur Springs Road in Murfreesboro

A drive by shooting was reported in Murfreesboro on Monday around 11:00 at night. The incident was in the area of Sulphur Springs Road.

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Window of home shot out on Toddington Drive in Murfreesboro
Window of home shot out on Toddington Drive in Murfreesboro

The front glass window was shot out of a home on Toddington Drive in Murfreesboro. The shooting happened on Monday morning around one.

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Level Gas Prices: $1.92 in 'Boro
Level Gas Prices: $1.92 in 'Boro

Motorists saw modest movement at the gas pump last week. The new week opened in Murfreesboro with some discounters offering regular gas at $1.92 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro Medical (MMC) physician heads to Washington to Advocate for Childhood Cancer Research Bill
Murfreesboro Medical (MMC) physician heads to Washington to Advocate for Childhood Cancer Research Bill

The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers, has been a passion for Jeremy B. Harrison, M.D., Pediatrician at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, for the past 8 years.

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Human Trafficking case in Murfreesboro
Human Trafficking case in Murfreesboro

What started as a traffic stop for a broken taillight, ended with a call to a specialized investigator who focuses on Human Trafficking in Tennessee.

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