Now that numbers are in for the previous months of shut-down during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Murfreesboro Police have confirmed what crimes increased and what problems went down...
Elected officials across the country have made statements on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota in recent days and here in Murfreesboro, Mayor Shane McFarland commented...
The Tennessee Business Relief Program will direct approximately $200 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds through the Department of Revenue directly to small businesses that qualify.
A kayaking accident has left a 15 year old girl from Manchester dead. Evidently, the teen was with her family on the Duck River when the accident occurred near Courtner's Mill.
Special Kids in Murfreesboro resumed therapy at their center on May 13th, after temporarily closing due to COVID-19. They are now working under the close guidance of their involved doctors, CDC Guidelines and more.
Businesses on the downtown Murfreesboro Square are preparing for today's rally or vigil. The vigil is in honor of George Floyd, the man who died during a police traffic stop in Minneapolis this past week.
Some on Sunday were there to release harbored feelings of anger while others, just wanted to voice their opinion...
Rutherford County government announced that the STATEWIDE CURFEW was sent in error. There are only curfews in Murfreesboro and Nashville, not the entire state.
The death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area on Robert Rose Drive Friday, May 15, has been ruled a homicide. An arrest has also been made in the case.
WATCH VIDEO: A very large turtle was found in Murfreesboro and reports indicate the turtle weighed between 40 and 50 pounds.
An investigation into a 2019 murder is still underway. Murfreesboro Police report that they continue to search 30-year-old Delarrious Dwayne Crawford.
A joint undercover drug investigation by Special Agents with the Drug investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other federal and local law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of three individuals and the seizure of cocaine, cash, and a handgun.
In collaboration with The Porch and Southern Word, Whittemore plans to conduct a series of writing workshops, open mics, and school visits culminating in a conference for LGBTQ+youth in Murfreesboro. She also supports Poetry in the 'Boro, a local reading series featuring local and regional readers and an open mic.
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will hold a hearing on how students can safely go to their college or university this fall.
In La Vergne, property owners applied to the city for a building permit to install new doors on their car wash to convert the wash into a car dealer. La Vergne issued a building permit to the property owners, who performed the $14,000 conversion of the future car lot but, things failed to go smoothly.
Usually, Rutherford County is ranked in the number two or three position for having the lowest unemployment rate in the Volunteer State between 2 and 3%.
As this unusual academic year draws to a conclusion, the TSSAA is recognizing the more than 3,000 students who participated in three or more sports during the 2019-20 school year.
One person was flown via life flight to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Bridgestone Parkway early Wednesday morning in La Vergne.
Ten years ago, convicted cocaine felon Darryl Alderson was arrested for tossing a half pound brick of cocaine from his speeding car in South Nashville as police tried to stop him on Una Antioch Pike, about 5 miles from the Rutherford County line.
The Manchester Police Department is seeking the public's help locating a runaway 13-year old juvenile.
The US Supreme Court began live streaming oral arguments about a week ago, which is historically significant as change is rare in the Supreme Courts. With more, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss...
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) began a new contract with Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc., this week that will give Veterans access to more health care providers in their community.
As many businesses in Rutherford County struggle to build back what was lost during the COVID-19 shutdown, county mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS NEWS how hard it was for his office to basically PAUSE our local economy for weeks on end....
A resident in the area of Destiny Drive located in Murfreesboro caught a subject on a home security camera that may lead police to identifying the individual who is accused of breaking into at least two vehicles.
For the latest headlines across the Volunteer State about the coronavirus, we head to nearby Sumner County... The Tennessee Department of Children's Services announced Tuesday that all juveniles and staff at a Sumner County youth treatment facility tested negative for COVID-19. The department requested a mass testing event at the privately-operated congregate care facility after one staff member tested positive.
Murfreesboro City Schools teachers and staff will hop on buses this week to form bus parades and shout accolades to students as our school year comes to an official end on Friday.
The Rutherford County Library System has re-opened some aspects of their libraries in Rutherford County as the COVID-19 Pandemic slows. Executive Director Rita Shacklett told WGNS...
A Murfreesboro, Tennessee, individual reported losing $800 to a puppy scam in May 2020. They came across a puppy on what appeared to be a legitimate website.
Tennessee Highway Patrol has arrested a man after they say he struck a pedestrian while driving and left the scene of the accident.
UPDATED: Names have been released in the Monday night accident... As of Friday (5/15/2020), the man who was ejected from his vehicle is now resting in "Stable" condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Since March 15th, which was when the COVID-19 Pandemic started hitting businesses and households, Tennessee has seen 503,888 new unemployment claims.
Recently, a car crashed into a local business earlier this month in Murfreesboro.
The historic downtown Murfreesboro square may have been overly quiet during the "Stay at Home" days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but now it is alive with increasing shoppers daily.
Stacy Leadingham was reported missing after police say she contacted her mother in West Virginia crying.
A 35-year-old woman WHO WAS reported missing in Murfreesboro has been safely located, according to Murfreesboro Police on Wednesday evening (5/13/2020).
Fleet Feet Sports in Murfreesboro is one of many businesses that has re-opened their retail sales floor.
Despite face masks, plastic sheeting in some areas and social distancing, Greenhouse Ministries Founder Cliff Sharp told WGNS he is glad to be sitting down with guests again...
As businesses in both the retail and the restaurant industry re-open in Murfreesboro, not everyone will follow the recommended guidelines set by the state or the CDC. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS NEWS...
Reports indicate that Tennessee is one of the states that is leading the nation with coronavirus testing. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the story...
If Rutherford County picked up the growth that Nashville has and saw their current growth go from 23.7% to 34.2%, then Rutherford County would see their population grow from 332,285 residents (2019) to 445,926 residents.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is implementing revised child support guidelines this week that will help align all child support orders with changing family economics, improve the system for both custodial and noncustodial parents, and meet new federal requirements.
Not returning to work when there is available employment may be considered a "refusal of work" and could potentially disqualify claimants from receiving TUC benefits.
Beginning Friday, eligible Tennesseans can request a ballot to vote absentee by-mail for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General election without ever leaving their home.
As drive-thru COVID-19 testing came to a close Friday afternoon, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic readies for appointment testing of patients for COVID-19.
Some of the things that have changed during the COVID-19 Pandemic have not been changes for the good. Tara Davis with the Child Advocacy Center's Drug Endangered Children program told WGNS...
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a DeKalb County man accused of firing a gun at law enforcement officers during a pursuit on Wednesday morning.
Many people ask how old a child has to be - before leaving that child home alone, but is there a simple answer? Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport chimes in on the age-old question...
This affects all Corps-managed campgrounds locally at Percy Priest Lake.
Just off of Interstate 840 between Murfreesboro and Lebanon, an accident claimed the life of a teenager on Couchville Pike.
The Tennessee STEM School Designation denotes that a school meets the highest standards of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) instruction and is a model...
During the first 5 weeks of COVID-19, Nourish Food Bank served over 105,000 meals to local residents. In comparison to the first two and a half months of the year before the cornavirus hit, the food bank served about 85,000 meals.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties was awarded a $10,000 grant from State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grant program to support United Way's new Launch Point program.
Reports of child abuse have decreased over the COVID-19 Pandemic period as heard by law enforcement. Sadly, one of the reasons reports have decreased is due to schools being closed; because teachers are often the ones who notice changes in their student's behavior or appearance.
When a friend or loved one is released from prison, after committing a crime in Rutherford County, it can be hard to find a job. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams told WGNS NEWS...
A 28 year old man has been listed as a missing person, according to Murfreesboro Police. Police informed WGNS that Christopher Blake Daniel has not been seen or heard from since April 8, 2020.
Murfreesboro residents in the Blackman and Gateway areas should receive quicker response times after Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) opened Fire Station 11 Sunday, May 3, on Blaze Drive adjacent to Blackman High School.
Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) and several volunteer fire departments from throughout the County responded to multiple storm related calls Sunday night.
Don't miss the return of your Rutherford County Farmers Market this Friday on May 8th.
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services took immediate action over the weekend to remove five youth in state custody from a Michigan facility under investigation following a child death.
The barricades at Veterans Memorial Park will be removed on May 4, 2020 to give access to the green spaces in the park as well as the walking trail. The tennis courts and skate park will also be opened but social distancing guidelines are strongly encouraged
If a city adopts home rule, the legislature may not pass private acts that apply to that city. General laws that apply to all cities also are applicable to cities with home rule charters.
A touch of Italy is on the Murfreesboro square... Sarah Callender visited Marina's on the Square to dive into their history along with learning about the changes they made during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
An additional 43,792 Tennesseans filed new unemployment claims for the week ending April 25, bringing the total of new claims filed since the week ending March 21 to 437,261 in Tennessee alone.
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decline and has dropped two cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.54 which is nearly 17 cents less than one month ago and nearly $1.07 less than one year ago.
The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives has released guideline for reopening Tennessee's congregations while controlling COVID-19. It was suggested that a phased-in approach might be considered.
The Legal Aid Society has information about "renter's rights" during this COID-19 pandemic period.
As businesses reopen, it is good to know the top ways that coronavirus spreads. Doctor Dan Rudd who oversees medical care at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center told WGNS NEWS...
As businesses re-open, it is important to remember to use caution, as stated by Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron...
Greenhouse Ministries is opening back up to take donations of clothing and common household items. During the stay at home orders, the non-profit was unable to accept donations...
Coronavirus distancing restrictions couldn't keep fraternities and sororities at MTSU from using online tools to continue their annual support of a popular student resource.
Special Kids is asking for you as an individual or an organization to "volunteer" for a prayer you would like to take part in, as listed below.
"Across the state of Tennessee calls handled by the child abuse hotline staff are down 30.4% from March 1 to April 18, 2020 compared to this same time period last year," announced Tennessee Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland addressed citizens on Tuesday and spoke about the reopening of the city.
Sarah Callender recently visited the boutique businesses on the South Church Street side of the local square owned by Judy Goldie. Callender is the Executive Director of Main Street Murfreesboro, a non-profit organization focused on keeping the local square vibrant, yet historic. Callender tells WGNS about Trendy Pieces and more...
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual 'Crime on Campus' publication, detailing the volume and nature of crime on Tennessee's college and university campuses.
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Senate health committee will hold a hearing on the federal government's response to COVID-19.
"There is no better opportunity than now to apply, as it is only $1 until the discounted rate runs out," said Dawn McCormack, College of Graduate Studies associate dean.
The state of Tennessee began providing economic relief to thousands of self-employed individuals by paying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits made available to them through the federal government's CARES Act.
Murfreesboro Police need assistance in their investigation into a stolen dirt bike. The motorcycle was a KTM with traditional KTM racing colors in burnt orange, white and black.
Have you heard of the historic "Radio 1212" and the conspiracy that went along with it during the World War II. With details, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss....
MTSU faculty member Murat Arik, director of the Business and Economic Research Center, was recently recognized for exemplary service and research with multiple honors from the Institute for Global Business Research.
Jack Leroy Garcia is wanted by the Cannon County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for five counts of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and and 22 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
Governor Bill Lee continues meeting with the Economic Recovery Group to create plans for re-starting the economy in keeping with the TENNESSEE PLEDGE. The first industries to receive guidance through the plan include the restaurant and retail businesses. Remember, COVID-19 is still with us.
How should experts interpret COVID-19 "child abuse" figures? Are abuses dropping, or are the main reporters--who are teachers--out of the equation?
A 42-year-old Murfreesboro woman suffered gunshot wounds when she was shot...
Those funds pay for local healthcare, education, disaster response such as tornadoes that we have all been impacted by multiple years.
The Rutherford County Mayors' Caucus (RCMC) met Friday after the release of Governor Bill Lee's guidelines for "reopening Tennessee responsibility..."
30-Minutes down Interstate 840, Lebanon, Tennessee was one of the first communities to communicate to their residents about reopening for business...
Clapping, cheering, streamers and confetti filled the parking lot at Middle Tennessee Christian School Tuesday as the school hosted a cap and gown drive thru for their 59 seniors.
UPDATE: Auto Emission Testing Service announces expiration of Auto Emission Testing. Evidently, May 18, 2020 is the last day that auto emission testing will be suspended in Tennessee.
Recent Middle Tennessee State University graduates Jessica Shotwell and Samuel "Sam" Remedios have received notification they are among 2,000 U.S. students named as winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award.
In this interview, WGNS' Scott Walker talks to Chip Douglas who lost his mother in a car accident at age 8.
For people experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, mental health, abdominal pain or other acute illness or injury, a hospital emergency room is still the safest, most appropriate place to get care.
Due to COVID-19, the Murfreesboro City Schools will not reopen their Extended School Program (ESP) until July. Schools spokesperson Lisa Trail stated...
Health Departments in Rutherford County and across the nation have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic and have since released a new map showing more details about each state...
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have done well at this point in the fight against COVID-19. Other areas of the country have seen spikes that Tennessee hasn't.
The Rutherford County Mayor's Caucus (RCMC) met Wednesday to discuss...
Although the numbers seem hard to believe because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rutherford County is now at number 2 on the list for unemployment at only 2.7% who are currently jobless.
Central Magnet High School is doing well - with more, here is WGNS' Ron Jordan...
Rutherford County Public Library Director Rita Shacklett shares plans of re-opening the local libraries in a post COVID-19 period...
As the Covid-19 pathogen spreads across Tennessee, State Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro), State Rep. Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) and the House of Representatives continue to put our patients first...
Farmers across Tennessee say sweet and juicy strawberries are ready for harvest despite the COVID-19 effect on consumers. While picking your own berries from...
by Sarah Callender, Executive Director of Main Street Murfreesboro
After his parents married, they opened Holden Hardware on January 30, 1948, in a building Rollie's grandmother owned on the square...
"One in four U.S. gas stations are selling gas for $1.49 or less," said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Even with regional refinery rates dropping, we will continue to see gas prices decrease though potentially at a slower rate than the past few weeks."
EDITORIAL: It was a little over a year ago when I lost a good friend to suicide. As I heard the news, I felt powerless and numb. Then I wondered, what if I had talked with him, would that had made a difference?
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Monday that his stay at home order will not extend past April 30, and he also announced most businesses in the state will begin reopening next week.
WEST TENNESSEE: The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is working with the Tennessee Department of Health...
Non-profit The Journey Home continues to serve meals to the homeless and those who cannot afford food Monday thru Saturday. Director Scott Forster told WGNS news that they had to make several changes that include less seating in their dining area...
Work furloughs, empty grocery shelves and constant handwashing have led many to deal with extra worries and fears during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have reported higher levels of stress and anxiety as they worry about becoming infected with COVID-19 and face employment uncertainty.
Stimulus checks or incentive checks are being paid to Americans right now, but how much will you receive?
The COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance program and partnership with the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee follows other important moves TDHS has made to support child care needs during the pandemic emergency.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development moves to a staggered schedule for unemployment claimants completing their weekly certifications.
Monday, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability announced a new support program to help the state's older adults who are facing social isolation...
Tennessee State Parks will reopen most of its 56 state parks on Friday, April 24, for day-use only. Specific details on which parks will reopen will be available on tnstateparks.com this week.
he Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing new child care assistance to support families that are serving the state in essential workforce positions.
More than 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, putting the total at more than 22 million Americans out of work in the past month...
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle TN has released a warning about a new way con artists...
RELEASE From the Professional Educators of Tennessee: Professional Educators of Tennessee whole-heartedly supports the call of Governor Bill Lee to keep our public schools closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We share his concern for at-risk and vulnerable student populations.
Despite the current spike in unemployment across Tennessee, March's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains relatively unchanged, only increasing 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5%.
Giving financial help is not an option right now for the majority of residents, but showing your support in a kind message - knowing that nurses, doctors and hospital staff are at the front line of battle against COVID-19 - is something we can all do!
Americare, which is a company in Rutherford County, is known for pest control. But, during the coronavirus pandemic, they have become known as the COVID-19 exterminators.
Faith leaders, judicial branch members, and community partners from across Tennessee will gather online on April 21 for the 2020 Tennessee Faith and Justice Summit.
Tennessee State Parks today announced it will extend the closure of all 56 state parks as officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation continue to monitor health and safety guidance related to COVID-19.
Rutherford County Government announced Wednesday the addition of an online form created specifically for citizens in the community to ask questions or share concerns about COVID-19.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, but times are quite different as everyone is out of school due to the coronavirus. That said, teachers, coaches and other school faculty or staff have typically been the first line of defense for children who are abused in their homes.
On Saturday, April 18, 22 COVID-19 drive-through testing sites will be open in the Rutherford County community at the Rutherford County Health Department (100 West Burton St., Murfreesboro). Testing will be from 9AM to 12 noon, Saturday only.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought experiential learning on multiple levels...
Pre-K registration packets are now available as of Monday for Murfreesboro City Schools. Lisa Trail, spokesperson for the schools, told WGNS news...
It is a laundry list of charges that a man is asking for post conviction relief on in Rutherford County, according to a Court of Criminal Appeals filing on Monday, April 13, 2020.
OnlineU, a Washington-based company that provides rankings for a variety of online educational programs, placed the university's program at No. 15 in its 2020 list of top 25 online master's degrees in supply chain management.
A University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model shows that Tennessee looks to be in the forecast of having fewer cases of COVID-19 in the near future as opposed to seeing a huge increase.
As heard on Monday, the Stay at Home Order in Tennessee has been continued until April 30, 2020. Governor Bill Lee stated...
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is hiring health care workers to serve America's heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic for their Murfreesboro and Nashville campuses.
Ladder 8 was the first on the scene and report that both mobile homes sustained major damage making them non-habitable.
How much of the coronavirus has become politicized and how does this relate to news stories in history or news situations in history? With more, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism, Larry Burriss...
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and his wife First Lady Maria Lee paused to share their thoughts about the current COVID-19 Pandemic and Easter Sunday morning...
Middle Tennessee State University has embraced technology and stay-at-home restrictions to recreate its most recent "I Am True Blue" video where members of the campus community reaffirms the institution's values. Watch the videos...
Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee warns about scams: Older adults are being targeted by scammers using the COVID-19 health situation, the IRS and the Better Business Bureau warned.
Refrigerated trucks will be used in Tennessee and are now on standby should there be a surge in COVID-19 deaths. The trucks will be used across the state if the pandemic creates the need for more morgue space than hospitals actually have in Tennessee.
In compliance with Governor Lee's extension of the Stay at Home mandate, the City of La Vergne is extending its modified schedule for employees. The extension will be reevaluated on a weekly basis.
Once Tennessee finalizes their side of the new program, the federal benefits of an additional $600 weekly can last up to four months and will be combined with the states' unemployment package.
Rutherford County ranks number 22 in Tennessee for their response rate on the US Census...
New unemployment claims in Tennessee and across the nation continue to climb at an alarming rate amid this COVID-19 pandemic.
As a precaution to avoid the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), The Murfreesboro Housing Authority office remains closed to the public until further notice.
The Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with PBS stations across the state to offer 1st-8th grade students up to 30 hours of standards-aligned instructional lessons per week during times of COVID-19 school closures.
Local companies in Rutherford County like Gallagher Guitar Co. on N. Walnut Street in Murfreesboro, continue to move forward in these tough times. While their storefront is closed to walk-in business, they are focusing on alternative plans that include craftsmen building handmade guitars in their private shops.
Under current rules and practice, you cannot have a teleconference or "LIVE" video jury in Tennessee. However, the pandemic could give rise to future changes within the courts.
James Price, Regional Manager of the BBB of Middle Tennessee, told WGNS that multiple scammers are using the COVID-19 Pandemic to their favor. The biggest scams target the idea of phony cures to the coronavirus...
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has launched a new website aimed at helping local residents contend with the financial effects of COVID-19.
Statewide Data in Tennessee shows an increase in unemployment claims.
Murfreesboro Police Detectives are continuing to investigate a fraud case that took place at Jonathan's Bar and Grill on Medical Center Parkway.
The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities is encouraging people with disabilities, families of people with disabilities, and disability non-profit organizations to apply for new, one-time grants through its scholarship fund.
Carhartt is preparing for the production of personal protective equipment for our health care workers and critical personnel on the front lines of COVID-19.
The state of Tennessee has teamed up with a company called HealthStream through a public - private partnership, as explained by Governor Bill Lee....
Nurses at each site will conduct nasal swab collection for testing. Test results may be available within 72 hours of arrival at the lab, depending on the volume of tests the testing lab receives.
Hanging out at home is always better with your furkid by your side. From lounging on the couch, binge watching movies to doing yard work -- having your pet with you makes day-to-day activities more enjoyable.
Greenhouse Ministries launches its new initiative, Greenhouse Ministries RESPONDS to help in the midst of the local, national and worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
For "Count Drahoon's Feature of Fright", a Murfreesboro based horror comedy podcast, the pandemic has forced the group to improvise and adjust to the new normal. "We had three live shows booked a week apart from each other", says Taylor Gentry, show creator and director.
"We are dealing not just with a medical issue here. We are dealing with an issue of confidence. For weeks, Americans have watched 24/7 news coverage of the dangers of COVID-19. Even if the government says you can go back to work and back to school, many Americans may be reluctant to leave their homes. The availability of two types of free tests--one, a diagnostic test to determine if you have COVID-19, and two, an antibodies test to determine whether you have had it and are likely immune, at least for the short term--will give Americans confidence that it is safe to go back to work and to school and restart the economy." -- Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Roy Blunt
Local churches are having to change everything about the way worship is done due to the COVID-19 Pandemic - everything is now online. At the same time, some of the smaller churches in our community have completely halted everything and don't even have an online presence.
As the stay at home measures continue in Rutherford County and throughout the state, grocery and hardware stores remain open as they are considered essential to our day to day lives. They provide not only food, but the tools and equipment to keep our homes and cars in working order.
Ascension also will offer daycare subsidies and reimbursements for employees who care for infected patients and may need to stay in a hotel for social-distancing purposes...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decline and has dropped nearly 8 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.69 which is 49 cents less than one month ago and nearly 83 cents less than one year ago.
After you reach out to the local counseling office, you will be connected to a healthcare professional via a private video or phone chat while you are in the comfort and safety of your own home. The counselor will aim to help calm your anxious heart allowing you to feel peaceful again...
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) is now offering telehealth visits to patients during this time of crisis.
Governor Bill Lee announced that $200 million in grants will be allocated to every county and city government in Tennessee - this will go toward one-time local expenses for the 2021 fiscal year.
Director of Rutherford County Schools Bill Spurlock arrived at 7 a.m. Monday morning at LaVergne Lake Elementary School to assist with the district's free meal program.
By visiting the Rutherford County Libraries online, you can find E-Books, Audio Books, Digital Magazines and even TV and Video Services through...
Here's a little something to get your mind off the COVID-19 situation, the old Eldorado Motel in Nashville.
REMINDER: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Murfreesboro Parks and Rec trails, Greenway and parks remain open. As heard in previous newscast, parks director Nate Williams reiterated...
PPD's or Personal Protection Devices such as face-mask, gloves and even shoe covers for surgical settings are hard to come by if not impossible for the general public, but Governor Bill Lee said that the medical community is ahead of the game...
When Middle Tennessee State University leadership decided to finish the Spring semester with remote learning, many faculty members worked long hours to ensure their students could stay on course despite unique circumstances.
In nearby Manchester, TN, Unity Medical Center announced that it is preparing additional space off-site for patient care. The off-site unit is located across the street from the hospital campus in the Pavilion at 482 Interstate Drive.
Dr. Julian Yang, Chief Medical Officer of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital described the basic symptoms of COVID-19...
Experts fear that due to the "Stay at Home" order mixed with a lack of work, we could see more domestic violence and child abuse cases throughout Rutherford County. Child Advocacy Center's Brittnie Noble told WGNS NEWS...
This Wednesday (April 8, 2020), the Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting an art show featuring their students. Due to the current pandemic, the art show is a "Virtual Art Show" that is online.
As a recommendation from the state, the Murfreesboro City Schools CHOW bus that serves lunch and breakfast to school aged children, will only be serving once daily...
MTSU junior biology major Steffany Jenkins of Franklin, Tenn., helps a fellow student as a tutor in the Office of Student Success initiative. MTSU has 170 tutors and 30 supplemental instructors in 200 subject areas.
The Music City Center in downtown Nashville will be transformed into a COVID Positive Non-Acute Alternate Healthcare Facility. It will serve COVID patients who need hospital care, but do not require critical care. The current plan for the Music City Center is to provide more than 1600 Patient Care Spaces.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration asking for more guidance from the Administration.
MTSU's Information Technology Division came to the rescue by reaching out to T-Mobile to secure 1,000 Chromebooks, which they are loaning to students while supplies last. That's in addition to 300 laptops that came from MTSU's existing inventory.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais, MD, who also voted this to provide emergency federal aid to nationwide health services, has now voted for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
See our interactive map to find out who is open for business during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
"I have a unique role because I oversee 150 emergency departments across Ascension and I also work clinically in the ER as an ED physician. Preparing all of our Emergency Department's for the surge of patients that we predict to see is very overwhelming The Emergency Department's in Tennessee have not experienced that surge yet, so there is an uncomfortable anticipation as we await the surge to happen to us."
With schools and libraries closed and the COVID-19 pandemic across America, many are left relying on the internet more than ever to stay connected during this period of social distancing and isolation.
The Rutherford County Mayors formed a task force that led to the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to the COVID-19 virus. To learn more about the benefits of the EOC, here is a video from Public Safety Director Chris Clark.
Over 400 axe throwers around the world - from Murfreesboro, to California to New Zealand - are facing off through the Quarantine Axe Throwing League, a virtual tournament which allows axe throwers to stay connected...
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration's new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Krista Dugosh, the owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet about how she continues to work with clients one on one, but not in traditional ways. She said she works by phone, text, email, face-time and texting.
Gov. Bill Lee joined Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.
Suicide is a growing concern among health care providers in the Volunteer State...
As of April 2, 86 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Rutherford County by the Tennessee Health Department and there has been one (1) death. A breakdown of reported cases by city has not been released.
There are multiple business changes in downtown Murfreesboro. All of the latest information is in this WGNS post. Please share.
Founder/Executive Director Daryl Mackin will be dropping off pots of stew on the doorstep of local Middle...
Annie Lindsey is a Middle Tennessee native who has cared for the people OF Murfreesboro as an RN for more than 4 years. She is with Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Lindsey and her colleagues are working tirelessly to protect our community.
So far as many already know, Cannon County has (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 50 who have tested for it (47 tested negative as of 3/31/2020). Statewide reports of at least 2,2389 cases and 23 deaths, 121 people have recovered and 175 are currently hospitalized - as of March 31, 2020.
Stores in places like Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Manchester, Nashville will tell workers to stay home or seek medical care if they have a fever of a least 100 or higher.
Governor Bill Lee told the state that nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted...
The annual CMA fest held in Nashville has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As WGNS continues to follow the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials remind residents to call a doctor if you start to have symptoms...
With the start of a new week yesterday (Monday), new suggestions came from the governor's office.
With inaccurate numbers from places like China, it is hard to build an accurate model in countries like America on what to expect with SARS-CoV-2.
High winds swept across Highway 231 South next to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport destroying barns, fence rows, utility poles and trees.
Rep. Sparks said that unemployment is up by about 1300%, but our state is ready to tackle the big issues and has "Emergency Cash Assistance" available for families impacted with job loss due to COVID-19...
As communities take action to slow the spread of COVID-19, one thing 10 million people across seven states don't have to worry about is having clean, reliable low-cost electricity from the nation's largest public power provider - the Tennessee Valley Authority.
As part of its response to COVID-19, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has restricted incoming traffic to one entrance at its Nashville and Alvin C. York campuses.
MURFREESBORO: "Children are watching how we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is important that we remain calm and reassure children they are safe."
Taking a short break from COVID-19 news, WGNS' Scott Walker highlights the joy of one mans' life who grew up during the times of race wars. While Ed is African American, he ignored the black and white issues during his time and focused on the positive.
Murfreesboro Police Officers assisted with traffic control at a drive-through testing site for the COVID-19. The testing station is at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic at it opened this past Thursday. You can NOT simply drive-up to get the test. You must be referred either after visiting the Rutherford County Health Department or being referred by your local physician.
Changes approved by the Governor will equal more help in the Volunteer State to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...
Rutherford County Public Information Officer Ashley McDonald told WGNS NEWS that if you test positive, your information is not given to the public...
Like other businesses and families, Tennessee's direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are facing new and imposing challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and by local...
United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said legislation he voted for and the Senate passed Thursday (3/26/2020) by a vote of 96-0 will send "sweeping relief to keep paychecks coming for workers and relieve financial burdens for Americans hurt by COVID-19."
Open records in Tennessee: Public records were once on paper only. Public information once was interpreted as - only information documented on paper. All of those things have changed over time and will continue to change.
"We have been notified by the TN Department of Health that a resident of Cannon County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Meals 4 Hearts began with sending thousands of meals to Nashville and Cookeville for 12 days following the tornado. Now, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, Jennifer Vannoy, and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
The commissioners of Tennessee's Departments of Children's Services (DCS) and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) are asking for individuals who are students who have earned or are pursuing a master's degree or are retired from counseling, clinical therapy, social work, and related fields to consider joining the workforce in the event there are workforce needs caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
It was determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.
Childcare is a big need right now for those who have children and are working additional hours in grocery stores or in the medical field as schools remain closed. Governor Bill Lee stated...
Few stores are open at both The Avenue and the Stones River Town Centre, previously known as Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
The Little Things are Big Things: A local Girl Scout decided that she was going to thank the Murfreesboro Police Officers for keeping our citizens safe.
WGNS has more news on our local parks in Murfreesboro, highlighting closures and highlighting what is currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the week ending March 21, 2020, Tennesseans filed 39,096 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits. The week prior, the state received 2,702 new unemployment claims. The latest figure represents a nearly 20 fold increase in week-to-week claims.
During the changing times, multiple businesses are seeing a big change in how everything is done. Funeral homes are one of the businesses that have been hit with an impact that saddens not only the funeral home, but also local families.
WGNS has more news on the Tennessee National Guard being mobilized and used to help in the testing for COVID-19. Troops are currently at the National Guard base in Smyrna, which is where they will leave from as needed.
Greenhouse Ministries, a local non-profit, is helping hundreds of households with food as more and more people are finding themselves without work.
As heard on Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military.
The changes brought on by COVID-19 are having a huge impact on local businesses, many restaurant owners are turning to new ideas and business models to persevere. Peter Demos, President of Demos' Restaurant based in Murfreesboro, TN said...
Do not visit the emergency room if you feel that you may have the coronavirus, that is the message from Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron...
Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announcing a series of operational changes effective March 26.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
The State Farm Operations Center in Murfreesboro on Memorial Blvd. at DeJarnette Lane continues to be closed to workers and visitors as employees work from home.
FEMA released information to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The organization says, "Rumors can easily circulate within communities..."
The Rutherford County Clerk's office has announced that those who have expired tags will have an extension to purchase the wheel tax sticker and to update their vehicle registration.
On Sunday (3/22/2020) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize...
On Sunday (3/23/2020), State Farm Murfreesboro Operations Center employees lined up in their cars to pick up equipment to begin working from home.
Local businesses are feeling the pinch of COVID-19. Business and community non-profits are also being hit, but some of those non-profits are working with local businesses to come up with new ideas.
"This is about your paycheck," Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today in describing a collection of Republican and Democrat senators' ideas that he said will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns...
Shoppers are scarce in Rutherford County as citizens attempt to battle an unseen enemy known as COVID-19. Shopping Centers like The Avenue are ghost towns. But, some retailers continue to push forward, perhaps saving at least a small percentage of hourly employees from being unemployed.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, the City of La Vergne is expanding its precautionary measures to ensure the safety of residents and city staff. All lobbies at city buildings will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020...
Recent events, including the COVID-19 health crisis, have created a great strain across all aspects of our society.
"This is no time to be running a political campaign," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today on the Senate floor as Democrats block legislation that will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees on payrolls and to relieve Tennesseans..."
PHOTOS: See what downtown Nashville looks like as a near empty ghost town due to COVID-19.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has seen a large increase in the number of unemployment claims.
Webb School, a private school in Bell Buckle, told parents that the school is closed...
Rutherford County was sitting at 1 confirmed case at last report, but confirmations being released by the Tennessee Health Department to the media have slowed greatly.
Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews.
"Ascension Saint Thomas Facility Visitation & Associate Screening Policies As part of a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ascension Saint Thomas has evaluated our visitor policies..."
As income slows, more feeding sites are being opened. Murfreesboro City Schools Director Dr. Linda Gilbert stated...
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
Authorities made changes to lower the number of persons in the police station as a result of the COVID-19 crisis currently underway.
The increase in background check requests in Tennessee aligns with national trends during the pandemic. TBI processed 14,657 transactions between Thursday, March 12th and Monday, March 16th. During the comparable five-day period, February 13th through February 17th, TBI processed 7,901 transactions. Stores like Bullseye Pawn and Gun in Murfreesboro, TN seem to be well stocked, but the line to get in may take 10 to 15 minutes...
In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking the following precautionary measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The local center will be implementing a temporary remote (work from home) strategy and adjusting their direct services support model, so that they may continue to provide vital healing and protective services to the Rutherford County community. However, in-person services will continue to be available with social distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6 feet between office personnel and clients.
"With regard to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control have noted that chlorine (used by our plant daily) is effective in eliminating the virus through the disinfection process for drinking water supplies..."
UPDATE:The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee told WGNS they are trying to determine how they will conduct their free legal clinic in Rutherford county.At this point, the answer as to how they will move forward with that event and others is unclear. The organization stated, "The COVID-19 pandemic has called into focus a need...
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
The study, conducted by Alarms.org, calculated the crime rate in La Vergne per 1,000 to be 977 using 2018 statistics. La Vergne reported 157 violent crimes, 820 non-violent crimes, and 75 law enforcement employees (sworn and non-sworn).
Out of a workforce of over 2,000 people at Arnold Air Force Base, several hundred Rutherford County residents make the daily commute to the base in Tullahoma every single day. But due to the Coronavirus, that could change.
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, it is key to remember that certain groups of people are more susceptible to the lethal side of the virus. Specifically, those with co-morbid conditions.
"Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 we will be temporarily suspending our branch lobby hours and remain open as drive thru only until further notice."
In Murfreesboro, the local electric provider is putting a halt on shutting off electric meters so that those unable to get out with weakened immune systems can stay healthy. WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric on Tuesday (3/17/2020)...
The following Murfreesboro Parks and Rec facilities are closed March 16 - April 3, 2020...
Dr. Kevin Billups with The Billups Center talks with WGNS' Penny Ray about the idea of men leading a better life outside of depression, high blood pressure, heart issues and problems that impact the male anatomy...
In compliance with local, state and federal directives concerning Covid-19, Malco Theatres is TEMPORARILY closing...
The TN Valley Healthcare System is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky.
They currently have two offices in Murfreesboro, one in Smyrna and now in Thompson Station, TN.
COVID-19: Above graphic, by the numbers. In the world, only 0.0019755115171793% of the Global Population actually has the Coronavirus.
Tennessee State Parks remain open and free of charge for outdoor recreation as officials continue to monitor the impact of coronavirus in Tennessee.
Rutherford County Schools will remain closed until Friday, April 3, 2020. County Schools Spokesperson James Evans stated...
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns about COVID-19 and has dropped 12 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.04 which is nearly 17 cents less than one month ago and 31 cents less than one year ago.
Grocery stores are seeing large crowds making unusually large purchases of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Some items are being limited to three per customer while other items are not being limited. We are also seeing the courts limit in-person proceedings when able to do so, which is also a big change.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued further guidance regarding mass gatherings, schools, state employees and the State Capitol Building as more confirmed cases of COVID-19 surface in Tennessee.
UPDATE: Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally issued a joint statement relative to COVID -19...
Tennessee Highway Patrol officials have released the names of those involved in a deadly accident Wednesday afternoon in Coffee County.
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Senate Health Committee will hold its second committee hearing on the federal government's response to the coronavirus.
News reports are coming out Friday afternoon that Governor Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally and Speaker Sexton have issued orders to close the capitol and the legislature's offices and committee rooms effective immediately to the public, advocacy groups, and paid lobbyists!
Mirroring the steps other countries have taken to combat the spread of the virus, social-distancing policies are helping to drive down the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in places such as China.
The new addition costs come in at $11.4 million and was included in the Rutherford County Schools budgeting plans...
Governor Bill Lee has declared a State of Emergency as the coronavirus continues to have an impact on sports, businesses, nursing homes, schools, government and more. MORE TO COME
The checkpoint will be near the intersection of Broad Street and South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
"This collection event is only held in our county twice a year," said Rutherford County Solid Waste Director Mac Nolen. "That is why it is important to take advantage of the opportunity to do a little 'Spring Cleaning'."
Rutherford County Stormwater, City of Murfreesboro, and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are gearing up for the 12th Annual "FREE Trees for Streams" event which places free trees in the hands of property owners near streams.
A request for funding to add new schools to the Rutherford County education system is a top priority as the community continues to grow. Trey Lee with Rutherford County Schools stated...
Internationally recognized trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will visit MTSU March 16-17...
UPDATE: As of Sunday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health says that deaths caused by the tornado specifically have remained at 24.
Rutherford County residents should receive an invitation to complete the U.S. Census on or about March 12th this week.
Tennessee residents who also are refugees are gathering outside the State Capitol today to protest House lawmakers' passage of a resolution that they contend says they aren't welcome here.
This clarification comes after some farmers in Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Cannon Counties voiced their concerns about the unfair impact they felt this would have had on their ponds and even on some of the streams that travel through their farmlands.
The 2020 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships is this week at Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The TSSAA High School Basketball Championships have been held in Murfreesboro since 1973.
UPDATE: Tennessee's Rutherford County is leading the country by the recent signing of an Executive Order by Mayor Bill Ketron requiring T-CPR training for 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers, to help them deliver CPR instructions...
The Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) flew missions and deployed ground teams to survey damage caused by the deadly tornado that struck Nashville and surrounding mid-state communities.
The latest information released from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency...
61-Year-old Antonio Saenz Aguilar is accused of aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a male roommate on February 24, 2020.
Case located in Williamson County, TN: "We are working closely with local health care partners to identify contacts and contain spread of this disease in our communities," said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.
Fishing at the Farmer's Market will take place each Friday in the large pond next to the Lane Agri Park - starting the first Friday in May and continuing until the last Friday in October.
Upon Governor Bill Lee delivering the news of the first COVID-19 case in Tennessee, Mayor Bill Ketron reached out to Rutherford County leaders, officials from other municipalities within the County, public safety...
Door to door census workers may prove to be more effective in Rutherford County than the initial mail-out survey. June Iljana (ILL-jan-ah), Tennessee Media Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau:
Greenhouse Ministries is working to move closer towards their goal of building a new structure that includes studio sized apartments for segments of our homeless community above their office.
Governor Bill Lee announced the formation of a Coronavirus Task Force to enhance Tennessee's coordinated efforts to prevent, identify, and treat potential cases of COVID-19.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday released the following statement after the Senate voted 84-3 to begin consideration of a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill that would help lower energy costs and unleash an abundance of clean, cheap, reliable energy.
UPDATE with AUDIO - Death Count now said to be at 24 and over 70 injured.
There has been a turn of events for a woman convicted on charges that included the rape of her son in Rutherford County between 1999 and 2003.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) responded for mutual aid in the aftermath...
The Nashville Predators stepped forward Monday to raise money and awareness for Middle Tennessee State University student veterans in distress and whose educational benefits have either expired or have been exhausted.
The opioid epidemic that is ravaging the nation is carving a particularly destructive path in rural communities in Tennessee, which has the third-highest per capita rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions in the country.
Kim was just 50 when she was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2018. Her treatment team consisted of Dr. Brian Lee of Saint Thomas Cancer Care and Dr. Victor Gian of Tennessee Oncology.
Reports indicate 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra: Rutherford County is made up of active individuals who enjoy running, walking, working and exercising in general. But, did you realize that the majority of active women are not wearing the correct bra to properly support them?
The bowling alley on Broad Street first opened in 1957, so the move to the mall is somewhat historical for Murfreesboro - especially for residents who grew up in the community.
The Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report detailing the pro bono legal service reported by attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, legal service providers, mediators, and other organizations.
Up until about 15 years ago, only a handful of agaves were available that were hardy to zero degrees. On top of that, they were miniscule at only 3 to 10 inches tall and were not overly showy. They were nothing to get excited about.
The fourth quarter of 2019 saw the state's exports drop by $500 million from the same period in 2018, mirroring losses for the third quarter. Tennessee exports suffered a $1.6 billion loss over the entire the year.
A man who plead guilty to especially aggravated kidnapping, arson, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted first degree murder based on offenses committed against his stepmother in Rutherford County, has petitioned the courts for post conviction relief.
A man who made himself at home after breaking into a residence in Murfreesboro six-months ago, has...
You may recall the name Matthew Whitehair from past news stories... he was the man convicted on one count of simple assault, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sexual battery, five counts of attempted incest, one count of incest, one count of statutory rape by an authority figure, and one count of sexual battery by an authority figure
"Youth e-cigarette usage is a serious public health concern for Tennessee," said General Slatery. "Public health research shows that nicotine dependence and e-cigarette usage among youth are associated with increased likelihood of youth smoking...
Dr. Kevin Billups tells WGNS' Penny Ray that he can help correct male problems and give men their sexual function back. When you correct the sexual health problem, you often fix depression and anxiety issues...
MORE INFORMATION: Evidently, the threat suggesting something would happen on Thursday was found on a bathroom stall Wednesday (2/26/2020). However, parents were not notified about the threat until the following school day after class was well underway.
On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis departed from San Francisco for the American B-29 base on Tinian island with a top-secret cargo that would ultimately put an end to World War II...
MTSU student William Duke talks about the music program at the university that helps him excel...
32 Year old Christopher Nathan Thomas of Morgan Road in Eagleville, was charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, felony evading arrest, evading arrest, vandalism and driving on a suspended license.
Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers to help rid the parks and State Natural Areas of invasive species with the annual Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 7.
ISO Ratings are number classifications assigned to fire departments across the state that rate the public's protection in the case of fires. The lower the rating, the better equipped and the faster a department can respond.
Around 250 Rutherford County employees and their families packaged 51,250 meals on Saturday in an effort to tackle hunger issues in the community.
A record-breaking 750 local supporters and volunteers were in attendance at the annual Rutherford Heart Ball this past Saturday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites raising a record-breaking $315,000 to fight heart disease and stroke.
State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) has filed legislation (SB-2069) to allow local governments in Tennessee to conduct their own special census to include unborn children in their population.
The case was heard over a two-and-a-half-day trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court and the outcome of the trial equaled a guilty plea filed by a Stone Mountain, Georgia man who victimized a female in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host three workshops across the state in the coming weeks to assist communities interested in parks and recreation grant applications with the department. The one closest to Murfreesboro will be held in Shelbyville, TN.
TDK is a privately-held development and construction company with headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Founded in Kentucky in 1959 by Dorris Keach, TDK is a three-generation company that builds and develops projects throughout the Southeast and Southwest. Having completed more than 10,000 units valued at more than $1.2 billion, TDK properties are setting a new standard in the multi-family housing industry.
A Statewide AMBER Alert has been issued on behalf of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office for Evelyn Mae Boswell.
"I am a strong proponent of collaborative work that unites people with different perspectives so that we can strategize creatively," said Dr. David Sellers, Chief of Staff, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.
Luke Marlin, of Christiana, Tennessee, who attends Middle Tennessee Christian School, turned in the best exam...
Nicholas Sutton was convicted of killing an inmate. Prior to the murder of in inmate in 1986, he killed a total of 3 people in the early 1980's. One of those 3 included his own grandmother.
A monument to the longstanding relationship between Arnold Engineering Development Complex and the F100 engine now stands outside of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.
It's time to purchase your new hunting and fishing license. The new 2020-21 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale, with over one million licenses expected to be purchased in the coming year.
According to the Grundy County Herald, during a city workshop Monday (Feb. 17), the entire volunteer fire department for Monteagle resigned in support of former fire chief Mike Holmes, who was fired by the vice mayor.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is opening its Two- Generation (2Gen) grant process today to award up to $50 million in funding to non-profit organizations with experience helping move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.
The newly proposed bill in Tennessee regarding occupational licenses is now a dead issue. State senator Janice Bowling has announced that she moved the bill into a subcommittee, a move that effectively "kills the legislation."
Did you know that one company is even selling their photographs to police departments around the country to enter into their facial recognition database?
The fire occurred just two days after Melissa Ashford lost her husband Herbert who was known by friends and family as Roho.
UPDATE:A large amount of police activity in the area of South Church Street (231 South) and Joe B. Jackson Parkway had passing motorist concerned on Thursday night.
Tennessee's Driver Service Centers may soon be able to provide shorter wait times and more efficient customer service. State Representative Bryan Terry applauds this move.
Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2020 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Tennesseans who want to vote in the Super Tuesday, Presidential Preference Primary, must register to vote by this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.
Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that its Tennessee host community earned a combined $43.3 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 217,000 guest arrivals
UPDATE: State Troopers say that 24 year old Josie Walden ran her vehicle into the T-DOT truck when her vehicle "Failed to maintain its lane." Upon impact the passenger in the Walden's vehicle died at the scene.The name of the passenger has been released as being Austin Tice.
Sydney Callahan, Colby Davis, and Mara Watson, students at Riverdale High School, have been selected for the 202 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers today announced a loan for $886,000 for the Town of Bell Buckle to improve water infrastructure.
When it comes to shoes for running, walking or even sports like tennis, it is important to have a shoe that is not only comfortable, but also supportive and flexible when needed.
Days after the Tennessee General Assembly passed an anti-LGBT adoption bill, State House District 49 candidate Brandon Thomas (D-Murfreesboro) called on Governor Bill Lee to veto the bill.
Congratulations to Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen on receiving the Tennessee National Guard's PATRIOTIC EMPLOYER AWARD.
The Tennessee Supreme Court is scheduling two more executions.
The bill says that no licensed adoption agency would have to place a child if doing...
Ava has ascended to the top spot on the list of most popular names for baby girls born in Tennessee in 2019. William holds on...
In nearby Nashville, the police investigated a possible bomb threat at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Only a few days remain with "early bird pricing" still available for participants that register for the 9th Annual Special Kids Race, presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at MMC in Murfreesboro, TN.
Another Tennessee county has been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer after detection of the forest-devastating insect. Lewis County has been added to 62 other counties, which includes Rutherford and all contiguous counties.
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Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell warned, "Tennessee should remain ever vigilant in her finances. As there is an ever increasing push to expand government services there will be an attempt to find ways to fund them."
Tennessee's exports fell by more than $500 million for the third quarter compared to the same period last year, a 6.6% loss, according to the latest "Global Commerce" trade report from MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center.
Sunday, December 15 is the last day for Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act! Tennesseans have to enroll on-line by Sunday or wait almost a year to get covered. Sign-up for coverage at HealthCare.gov
Laws in the Volunteer State allow Tennesseans to carry a loaded or unloaded firearm in their vehicle, regardless of if they have or don't have a carry permit. The law allows for both handguns and long guns. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams highlighted...
After hosting the inaugural Exit 111 Festival in Manchester in October of 2019, organizers have announced that the festival will not return in 2020.
In Tennessee, approximately 18,000 people are living with HIV, and 760 of them were newly diagnosed in 2018...
The original indictment charged James with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, exploitation of a minor by electronic means, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, casual exchange (adult to minor) and attempted aggravated sexual battery.
The Department is currently piloting a program called Single Team Single Plan which is voluntary but the goal is to connect the families with the resources they need in order to be successful and live a happier and healthier life.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that last year more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses than were killed in car crashes. That is why he cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would designate all types of fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics.
New business filings increased 8.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the previous year, according to a new report released Friday by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. An increase in new entity filings suggest continued economic growth for Tennessee.
Nurses for Newborns (NFN) is dedicated to reducing infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by sending registered nurses into the home to provide physical assessment, education, and positive parenting skills to at risk families.
On Thursday (10/31/2019) United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the spending package passed by the Senate is a step in the right direction toward funding important priorities for Tennessee ncluding funds for Great Smoky Mountains, farmers, and opioid crisis.
The world's largest tree house in Crossville, TN is now only ashes - Jim Krasula with CBS News reports...
One death was reported at the concert. Patrick Smith of Kentucky died during the Saturday concerts after suffering from a heart attack.
The REAL ID Act goes into effect on October 1, 2020. By then, all persons must have a REAL ID license for boarding commercial flights...
MTSU's Department of Social Work is working to raise awareness of the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee.
Elvis Presley is wanted by the long arm of the law in Crossville, Tennessee.
Tennessee's housing report for the second quarter of 2019 shows "promising" mixed signals, with construction permits down a bit year over year amid the lowest foreclosure rates in two decades and a strong job market.
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) earned "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in the 12th edition of HRC's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released August 16.
Ending youth violence within Murfreesboro starts in the home. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams stated...
Embattled former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada is now facing a probe into his campaign finances.
After 5-days on-the-run, 44-year old Curtis Ray Watson has been apprehended. To the amazement of most persons, he was still in Henning, Tennessee.
To help strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee's rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Governor Bill Lee's rural initiatives.
On Monday, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN, R) said, "Our nation cannot ignore these mass shootings."
Leasing is currently underway on Vintage Gateway, an upscale apartment community, Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced this past week.
The Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund has surpassed its minimum balance requirement of $10 million and will suspend assessments from grain producers.
Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below 5 percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, 5 percent. Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment in Tennessee.
Perhaps you saw a Russian aircraft flying over Rutherford County when the aircraft made its way towards the Air Force base in nearby Tullahoma, TN?
The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage from its present rate of $7.25 per hour.
Many of us are not aware of when we're able to prepare commercial food products at home versus when we need to use a commercial kitchen.
Dr. Marcovitz said that at least one-third of patients like Amanda find themselves in the criminal justice system each year and have a history of arrest or probation.
A reckless homicide case that was investigated in Murfreesboro on March 13, 2019 will soon see the courtroom on June 21, 2019. Nathaniel Sherman, an intern at the Rutherford County District Attorney's Office told WGNS...
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two new studies detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crime identified as having a domestic violence nexus. Both studies utilize data from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System.
Bad guys beware--several new ANTI-CRIME laws take effect July 1, 2019 here in Tennessee as the state's new fiscal year begins.
Are you ready to travel during this coming 4th of July holiday? You're not the only one, AAA report that nearly 49 million persons are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year.
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.
The public is encouraged to attend the ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING of the Stones River Watershed from 9:00AM-1:00PM this coming Saturday (6/8/2019) at the Lions Log Cabin in Cannonsburgh, 407 Hickerson Drive.
One Tennessee soldier is helping fellow warriors with PTSD through quilting. His "Raising The Flag Over Iwo Jima" quilt will be on display in Smyrna throughout July. Andrew Lee is helping other veterans.
UPDATE: As heard last week on WGNS, there will no longer be a statute of limitations in felony child sex abuse cases if the crime took place when the victim was less than 13 years of age. The new bill on the statute will go into effect this coming July (2019).
This week the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 'Crime in Tennessee' report, which details the volume and nature of criminal across the state.
A multi agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man charged in connection to the murder of seven people and critical injuries to an eighth victim at two different locations in Sumner County last month.
As Rutherford County continues to grow, the local justice system will also expand. With that expansion comes new assistant district attorneys under the direction of elected District Attorney General Jennings Jones.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual 'Crime on Campus' publication, detailing the volume...
Longtime community newspaper columnist Dan Whittle has passed away Thursday. The popular humorist, writer, story teller and broadcaster died Thursday morning. Visitation 3-7PM Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna, funeral service there at 1PM Saturday, burial follows at the Mapleview Cemetery.
House members voted 86-5 on Monday for legislation that would scrap the twice-annual time shift - but only if Congress first passes a federal law allowing states to observe daylight saving year-round and the proposal was later adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly
While an effort to enact an abortion heartbeat bill failed last week, anti-abortion lawmakers have refocused their efforts to enact a "trigger" bill that would ban abortions in Tennessee should the Supreme Court alter or overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Tennessee, which has historically ranked among the highest states with civilian fire deaths, is now ranked No. 11 in the nation for fire deaths by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with 14.6 deaths per million from 2011 - 2015.
What has been labeled "The Fetal Heartbeat Bill" passed the House in the Tennessee General Assembly but was later moved to "Study" this summer by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
School vouchers maybe out in Tennessee, but what may pass the state legislation this year is the Education Savings Account (ESA).
Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), co-sponsor of legislation to allow Tennesseans to receive medical cannabis under the care of a physician and pharmacist, expressed her continued support for the medical benefits it will provide.
Avid Hotels is a franchise based hotel brand originally launched in 2017 by InterContinental Hotels Group.
The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.
The sugar maple tree yields autumn foliage, maple syrup and Tennessee whiskey. Wood from the tree is chopped into planks, stacked in piles and burned to form charcoal.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.
A 40 Caliber round was lodged into the flooring. The bullet evidently came from the apartment below.
There are changes in the billing for air ambulance service.
The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee's counties improved in February according to new information released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).
On Tuesday United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released a statement after voting against the Democrats' Green New Deal.
Results from the most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey by MTSU indicate consumers' outlook on the economy has improved modestly following a steady decline from an all-time high this time last year.
With the growing popularity of protein-packed diets, farmers across Tennessee say the demand for meat is on the rise, and that trend is expected to continue.
Changes in federal funding for public housing are driving redevelopment of public housing in Murfreesboro. Mayor Shane McFarland said that the costs are all federally covered and that the idea of renovating existing government housing is too costly...
Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Higher Education Reform Proposal:
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett appointed the state's two representatives to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board, in compliance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). One of those two lives and works in Rutherford County.
Middle Tennessee State University made its presence known at the Tennessee State Capitol on Tuesday, March 12, as campus officials held its annual Day on the Hill event for lawmakers.
The Town of Smyrna will receive a loan totaling $3 million for green infrastructure and waste water treatment plant expansion from 5.85 million gallons per day (MGD) to 9 MGD.
Steakhouse Five, a new high-end steakhouse concept, has leased 3,552-square-feet of space and will open at Fountains at Gateway in early summer, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Tennessee Code Annotated 43-6-425, which governs the Boll Weevil Eradication Program, provides that a referendum authorizing assessments be held at least every 10 years.
On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.
RELEASE FROM TN RIGHT TO LIFE: Tennessee Right to Life respectfully underscores the concerns of our organization with regard to H.B. 77, the heartbeat abortion ban legislation.
A proposal is before lawmakers to create a "concealed only" permit which will cost the taxpayers about $1 million per year and will rename the existing permit as an "enhanced" permit.
The Division returned a record-breaking 48,425 claims last year, returning $32.9 million to those with missing money in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.
Several Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21.
Secretary Hargett said the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program that was sponsored by Sen. Kelsey and Rep. Farmer last year, made this program possible.
Are you looking for the perfect photo backdrop for an upcoming wedding? Tennessee is home to several farm venues that offer gorgeous views with barns,...
House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) to fill one of three Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) applauds Gov. Bill Lee's leadership and immediate attention to funding urgent initiatives for mental health and suicide prevention efforts upon taking Office.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee announced that it will file a lawsuit if the "Fetal Cardiac Activity Bill" becomes law.
Sunshine will be a part of our day for most of the coming week and highs will be in the mid 50s to 60s. It's a "drying time" for the Volunteer State, where steady rainfall brought mudslides, flooding, and deaths.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence.
A pair of lawmakers have proposed a bill that would ban same sex marriage in Tennessee.
Alexander voted on February 14th for legislation that Congress passed and the president will sign that made a "significant down payment on border security."
The "Human Life Protection Act" is going to get a lot of attention in the halls of the state legislature
On Wednesday (02/13/2019), pro-life female legislators introduced legislation supported by Tennessee Right to Life that, upon reversal of Roe v Wade, would restore full legal protections for unborn children.
A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill to observe daylight saving time year-round in the Volunteer State.
Pregnant women whose babies are born addicted to drugs could face charges if a bill filed by two Tennessee lawmakers is passed.
Gas prices in Tennessee are inching lower again, after rising 2 cents last week. Drivers are currently paying an average price of $2.04 per gallon at the pump. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week (2/11/2019) with regular gas at $1.91 per gallon.
On Tuesday (2/11/19) morning at 4:30 am, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at a single-story home on Keystone Road.
Medical marijuana talk is growing in Tennessee and now it will be up for legislative debate.
Gov. Bill Lee says he supports banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
The gas price roller coaster continues, with the cost of petro dropping 2.5-cents in Tennessee over the past week. Some Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $1.92.
Congressman DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement in support of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF):
Local creatives are collaborating on a one-night multigenre show celebrating the "heart breakers, breath takers, and fate makers" of our lives.
"One suicide death is too many," says Scott Ridgway, executive director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. The public-private partnership responsible for reporting findings cites an almost 55 percent increase in suicides among children ages 10 to 17 in the last three years.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) encourages Tennessee employers to take part in the Payment Audit Independent Determination program or PAID.
New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed statewide unemployment rates have held steady during the final month of 2018.
At the stroke of noon Saturday, Bill Lee became Tennessee's 50th governor during a ceremony inside the War Memorial Auditorium.
The requirement would not apply to pregnant women, elderly, disabled, one primary caregiver per household with a child younger than 6, caregivers for the medically frail, and other exemptions.
The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Middle Tennessee.
Lt. Governor Randy McNally has announced that State Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will serve in a leadership role in a key Senate Committee.
State Senator Janice Bowling of Tullahoma and Rep. Ron Travis say they will introduce comprehensive legislation to regulate access to medical cannabis.
The federal government's shutdown requires SNAP recipients to file paperwork by the end of the business day this coming Monday.
"Weak border security and bad laws are causing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and in our local communities. Erecting more effective physical barri..."
UPDATE: The court date for a man accused of aggravated sexual battery against a 12-year-old was delayed last week.
Emma has unseated Ava as the number one name for baby girls born in Tennessee, rising to the top of the list of the most popular names for babies born in 2018.
Well this stinks... a sighting of an uncommon species of skunk in Bledsoe County has the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency asking everyone to be on the lookout.
The "Tennessee Sports Gaming Act" would allow local governments to decide whether or not to allow sports betting.
Rutherford County is one of several counties in the Volunteer State known to have higher Radon levels.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has confirmed that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in ten wild deer, abnd have implemented emergency rules.
We're in the party season, and sometimes everyone doesn't have a designated driver. Here's great news from AAA and Anheuser-Busch. Phone (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
Georgia Meshotto, 75, has seen a lot over the years, serving under four mayors and four city managers since she arrived at City Hall, November 1, 1982.
On Thursday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health issued a statement on immunizations. The statement read as follows:
Rutherford County Commissioner Pettus Read who represents the area of Rutherford County where the tornado took the life of MTSU Adjunct Professor Angie Walker, wife of WGNS' Scott Walker, said that a special resolution will honor her on Thursday evening (12/13/18).
Two earthquakes shook parts of East Tennessee Wednesday morning. They occurred a half-hour apart and were 30-miles distance from each other.
How do you feel? Many Tennessee residents are suffering from flu symptoms!
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.
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.
On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.
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.
School students from all three grand divisions of the state have cast their votes in the statewide races for Governor and U.S. Senate.
63,104 public school graduates who took the ACT increased their average score in most subject areas. The average ACT score for the public school graduating class of 2018...
When questioned, the suspect allegedly told officers that he sells meth and heroin for $20 per every "Point" one gram.
Tennessee corn farmers and landowners will be able to vote on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold.
In Tennessee, 77,355 people were identified as victims of intimate partner violence or IPV, in 2017 according to data collected by the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System...
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) received an endorsement from the Tennessee Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) in the 49th District State House Race.
UPDATE: The TBI spokesperson who recently took over the West Tennessee wing for public relations has resigned.
A man who asked to be executed in Tennessee by electrocution instead of lethal injection has been denied his request.
Reportedly, a Cascade High School student from Shelbyville has died and another is hurt after a rollover crash in Bedford County on Sunday afternoon.
The Tennessee Business Barometer rebounded from its brief decline earlier this summer, according to the latest snapshot of business leaders' opinions as measured by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
Teen birth rates in Tennessee have drastically decreased from 53.8 births per 1,000 females aged 15 - 19 in 2008 to 26.6 in 2017.
Derek Faulkner has a facility in Christiana with 9 beds. Renewed Life serves the men enrolled in their one-year, residential discipleship training center.
The U.S. Geological Survey at Memphis reports a Magnitude 2.3 earthquake rattled folks in Grundy County and surrounding communities about 1 a.m. Monday.
The end result of the case that changed the pre-trial notice was eventually determined by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Several local businesses have filled lawsuits against local governments and leaders in connection with the February 12, 2018 OPERATION CANDY CRUSH when 23 local businesses were shut-down for selling products that contained CDB. However, stores were allowed to re-open because it was not illegal to sell products containing CDB.
After months of extensive restoration, the much-anticipated grand opening of The Gathering at Milton, a historic event venue will be celebrated THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018, with a Fall Market and Craft Fair.
This Friday (10/12/18), a child rape suspect will appear in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Royce Taylor.
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment under the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution.
"Graham and Zeke" tells the story of a transgender couple from Tennessee who share their insights on love, gender and pet snakes. Sultan said the filmmakers intended to give a voice to the trans community in the South.
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.
In a victory for opponents of abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a case that has made it easier to restrict abortion in Tennessee.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 14-20 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, to promote awareness of the importance of geoscience...
Tennessee has the potential to do a better job helping young parents. And failing to do so could leave an impact on multiple generations.
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.
The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health and safety advisory to warn Tennesseans about the risks of harm associated with use of products derived from Cannabis, including marijuana and hemp that claim to benefit health...
"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.
Seatbelt use in Rutherford County is high, compared to others areas across the country...
Across the state of Tennessee, the TN Department of Safety reports that 70 people have died in traffic fatalities this month alone (September 2018)...
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.
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.
UPDATE WITH AUDIO: Tennessee should consider fully eliminating statutes for most felony child abuse crimes like the majority of other states.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that Tennessee is set to receive $30.8 million to combat the opioid crisis.
Tennessee home prices increased 8 percent year-over-year, BERC Director Murat Arik noted. The increase in home prices remains above the national average, which has fluctuated around 6.5 percent over the past two years.
As children race through the corn maze or rush to find the perfect pumpkin, more of Tennessee's agritourism farms are now also featuring fall fun that's just for grownups.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.
The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.
It's official--the Hurricane Creek Greenway in La Vergne, Tennessee is now open. This weekend's partly cloudy weather with temps in the mid 80s is perfect for a stroll down this beautiful nature setting.
There was lots of action on the Ocoee River this weekend. The river flows through the Southern Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States. Whitewater competitions got underway this past Friday.
The City of La Vergne is excited to officially open the new Hurricane Creek Greenway on Saturday, August 25th.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announces today the approval of insurance rates requested by the five carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) ahead of Open Enrollment for 2019.
In a statement announcing the summit, Dr. Manny Sethi, founder of Healthy Tennessee said "I have traveled to every corner of Tennessee, and the opioid crisis has touched every community in our state
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.
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.
The teen is accused of molesting a 5 year old child on May 19 and a 4 year old on July 19 in restroom facilities at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN during separate ATV racing events.
Moving forward for apartment complexes in Murfreesboro, it may be a good idea to spread apartments out a little more... That thought according to Mayor Shane McFarland...
A Huntsville, Alabama woman has been taken to jail in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.
CAPTURED: Nashville North Precinct Flex officers a short time ago arrested accused kidnappers/armed robbers Orlando Harris Jr. and Deion Glover from the Green Hills case. They were taken into custody without incident after being spotted at 17th Avenue North & Wheless Street by Officers Garren Hoskins, Khalid Abbady and Daniel Garrett.
The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
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.
With under 90 days to go until the general election, Tennessee Democrats are excited to come together as a united party and win more seats up and down the ballot.
Tennessee's first execution in almost 10-years took place. Billy Ray Irick was pronounced deceased at 7:48 Thursday night (Central Time) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville after a 3-drug lethal injection.
Mr. Irick was sentenced to death following his 1986 convictions for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old child.
Spotted by Molly Peco in Murfreesboro TN at Coconut Bay Cafe...
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.
We have good news to report. The missing teenager we reported about on Tuesday afternoon has been found safe...
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.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.
The start of July marked another increase in the gas and diesel tax for Tennessee.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released the results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey, which was completed by nearly 40,000 Tennessee educators, representing 58 percent of the state's teachers...
The statement says it will return nearly $422 million to education programs, which is 9 percent more than the previous fiscal year.
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).
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...
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."
Thousands of Tennessee residents with HIV may have had their medical information compromised. Evidently, the medical records were on a public server for about 9 months before being discovered.
Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.
The Center for the Arts is taking the community on a musical journey of cultural revolution with Memphis the Musical on stage this Friday, July 13- 29.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.
A man died at a popular lake destination in the nearby DeKalb County area.
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.
A Murfreesboro man who told police he was an Uber driver was arrested and charged with his second DUI after allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident. However, Uber says that he never drove for them.
A Murfreesboro man has been accused of attacking a security employee at a Target store in Williamson County, TN.
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.
Sometimes after a court case finds someone guilty, the person convicted moves elsewhere in hopes of starting over. However, there will be no starting over for one former Tennessee lawyer who will not be allowed to have his law license reinstated after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in 2007.
UPDATE: At 4:08 a.m. Monday, June 2nd a LaVergne Police officer attempted to pull over a driver on Sue Ellen Drive after noticing the vehicle did not have any working brake lights.
Job opportunities for inmates arrived in the form of a Hyundai forklift Friday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.
The law to end auto emission testing in Tennessee is not a done deal yet, but that does not mean that lawmakers aren't excited about it. State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna, TN commented...
United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday (6/25/18) said that "bipartisan support for government-sponsored research should be part of the president's 'America First' agenda..."
Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers...
John Ward died Wednesday evening at the age of 88 after a lengthy illness. U.S. Senator Alexander pays tribute to the legendary Tennessee broadcaster.
On Saturday, more than 1,000 Tennessee Democrats from across the state gathered in Lebanon to Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Fight for the Future at the 2018 Three Star Dinner and Celebration.
WET and WILD Wednesdays will be conducted at Old Fort Park at the Overall Street entrance each Wednesday during the month of June.
New laws in Tennessee will give judges more tools to help domestic violence victims. WGNS' Scott Walker has the story...
A man who was added to the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list on Monday is now in custody after being captured in Grainger County.
The 2018 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 9 when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee's public waters.
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
David Harper, an associate professor of materials science in the UT Center for Renewable Carbon, will lead UTIA's newest effort, which is a $1.4M award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.
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.
A new mural is being painted on the side of Wheeler's Construction and Restoration, Inc. The mural, painted by a Murfreesboro artist, is an American flag in the shape of a magnolia with the word "Manchester" on it.
There's one last hope for Tennesseans who might benefit from a state-of-the-art cancer treatment.
What's in your salad? Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that Tennessee is now included in the outbreak of E. coli believed to be from romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma Valley of Arizona.
Consumer demand for locally grown beef has some Tennessee beef producers pondering their options, while researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture examine the feasibility of a Tennessee Certified Beef program.
Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...
After a gunman shot and killed four people at a Waffle House early Sunday, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party Mary Mancini released the following statement:
It's pretty sobering to think that Tennessee has one of the highest rates of drug related traffic fatalities in the nation.
"As the legal field continues to evolve, the Court understands its rules must modernize and adapt to changing practice realities," said Chief Justice Jeff Bivins. "At the same time, it is essential we ensure attorneys practicing in Tennessee are well-qualified..."
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.
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.
Recently, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office reported that a young girl was struck and killed by a riding lawn mower. The incident occurred at a home on U.S. 41A North between Shelbyville and Unionville.
Tennessee's two United States Senators share their thoughts on Friday night's U.S. missile strike against Syria.
Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"
The Diane Black campaign announced that it has raised more than $6 million since the beginning of her campaign for Governor and more than $3.3 million during the 1st quarter of 2018.
Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) and Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) sponsored legislation this session that is a critical part of the conversation and will go a long way toward improving treatment options.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) Tuesday (4/3/18) received confirmation that the omnibus funding bill recently passed by Congress releases $7.5 million in fresh funding for election security in Tennessee.
In a vote on Wednesday state lawmakers in a key House committee passed a stripped down medical cannabis bill by a vote of 9 -2.
Watching elk, photographing them, and anticipating those brief few weeks in the fall when bull elk bugle in search of a mate is a thrill for those who are aware of a unique place in Campbell County named Hatfield Knob.
Over this past week, legislators voted unanimously to support passage of State Representative Bryan Terry's (R-Murfreesboro) initiative designed to help Tennessee attract and retain the best and brightest educators.
The 2018 Status of Suicide in Tennessee report has been released and statistics show that in the past six years, traffic accident deaths rank lower than the number of deaths caused by suicide.
Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee Dr. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) today signed on as co-sponsors to the Medical Cannabis Only Act. Both Speaker Harwell and Chairman Terry believe that inaction at the federal level is harming patients.
A Republican-led House committee has voted down legislation to let Tennessee handgun permit holders bring guns most places, including hospitals and professional sports arenas.
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.
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.
Following Governor Haslam's final State of the State address, Mary Mancini, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement:
Wine and liquor may soon be sold in package and grocery stores on Sunday. If passed by lawmakers, "Seven Day Sales" could become active on July 1, 2018.
A Tennessee lawmaker is still fighting to allow liquor and wine purchases on Sundays.
One Representative said that the death of his father changed his world and how he feels about cannabis.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Driver Services division is offering Tennesseans more ways to reinstate their driver license. Citizens have the ability to reinstate online, in-person, or via mail.
This year at the concert Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Muse and even the Grand Ole Opry.
An average of three people died by suicide each day in Tennessee in 2016, the highest recorded in the state in more than 35 years.
The TN Dept of Health found a total of 67 deaths associated with buprenorphine in 2016.
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.
We have an update on three missing teens from our area...We can now report that all three have been found.
The report, "Firearm Violence in Tennessee: 2013-2016," utilizes data submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report's findings:
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.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by federal, state, and local public safety officials to host the 15th annual "Tennessee Season to Remember" on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Gasoline and motor fuel revenues increased by 36.82% and they were $7.9 million more than the budgeted estimate of $90.3 million....
Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state's 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers.
In the 2017 State of Tennessee Education Survey, teachers responded to questions on 20 topics regarding education. Teacher Workload was rated as the most critical...
Tennessee's 2017-18 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 18. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
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.
After initial reports on Sunday broke the news of the latest coaching change in college football, Tennessee Athletics Director John Currie has now confirmed it through a statement.
NewsRadio WGNS will have continuous reporting from the rally events in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Continue to check this article for updates.
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.
As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.
The organizers of the White Lives Matter rally announced shortly after 3pm they were cancelling the event in Murfreesboro.
No injuries were reported, and no damages occurred during a rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro.
"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...
Tennessee unemployment rates for September have been released and reports indicate the rates have decreased when compared to August in Rutherford County.
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.
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.
According to their rating system, Murfreesboro received a score of 12, which is extremely low on their list. Nashville had the highest score...
A missing 16 year old could be in Rutherford County... Reports indicate Serenity Burk was last seen in Woodlawn, Tennessee.
The Tennessee NAACP has released a statement about the "Pro-White National Socialist Movement" visiting Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, TN on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
After hearing people talk about homeless living "Under" the Lebanon, Tennessee square in a cave of sorts, I grew more and more curious about the scenario. I then searched online to find any information I could eventually locating an article in the Lebanon Democrat newspaper from 2013.
Hundreds of residents from states impacted by Hurricane Irma escaped the impact of the storm by seeking refuge in cities across Tennessee. Many are staying with family or at local hotels and campgrounds and are not able to work.
ARC is currently sheltering the animals at their Rescue Operation Center in nearby Lebanon TN where teams of volunteers are caring for them.
Gov. Bill Haslam says he is making the case for Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. to build a new assembly plant in Tennessee.
With Tennessee and the entire United States in the middle of an opioid crisis, State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Steven Dickerson, MD (R-Nashville) are working on new legislation in order to curb unlawful production and distribution of powerful opioids...
After being rushed to the hospital he had a heart attack. A coma followed the next 28 days and some family members thought that he wouldn't survive.
Numerous public health organizations and studies have proven the benefits of outdoor exercise on mental and physical health.
The Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice is directed to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review of the state's juvenile justice system using a data-driven approach...
The new Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies will be implemented in classrooms in the 2019-20 school year. This multi-year, comprehensive review...
The State Board of Education will hear and discuss revisions to the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its July 27th workshop. The standards will be voted on final consideration the following day, July 28th.
Every day in Tennessee, dozens of members of our nation's military leave service and start their search for civilian employment. July 25, 2017 is the inaugural National Hire a Veteran Day in the United States.
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...
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for recycling and waste reduction grants totaling $4,500,000.
800 High school students fulfilled their "Tennessee Promise" community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks on June 24, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016.
Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) Tuesday appointed State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) to the Tennessee Maintenance of Certification Task Force.
Research indicates 30 percent of the state's litter is "deliberate" - meaning trash is tossed right out of vehicle windows.
Authorities as of late Wednesday afternoon were continuing to search for a 9-year-old boy believed to have drowned in Duck River. By Thursday, he was found.
Rutherford County Commissioner and Middle Tennessee State University economics professor Charlie Baum is running in the Republican primary for the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives seat, vacated by Rep. Dawn White.
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Tullahoma Police Investigator Harry Conway charged Charles Eugene Anderson, 32, of North 10th Avenue, Decherd, in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee reports that nearly 24 percent of its commercially insured members in Tennessee filled at least one opioid prescription in 2015, compared to 21 percent nationally...
On Saturday, July 1, Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act will go into effect, addressing a $10.5 billion backlog in repairs and updates by prioritizing 962 projects across all of Tennessee's 95 counties.
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.
A recent story by Sam Stockard in the Murfreesboro Post indicates the Rutherford County Property Assessor is considering a run for the governors seat in Tennessee.
Tennessee's housing market in the first quarter of 2017 is strong and stable, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
While attendance has been on the decline with a sharp drop in 2016, the crowds seemed to be up this year.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that it will be accepting grant applications for "food waste diversion" through June 30, 2017.
The Tennessee House has cleared a bill that would let people use silencers on their guns.
A property on Mooreland Lane in Murfreesboro ranks 10th most expensive...
Tennessee currently bans drivers from drinking alcohol while at the wheel, but does not extend that prohibition to passengers.
La Vergne Police need your help in identifying this suspect.
The Rutherford County Commission is seeking approval for a broadband legislation which would provide internet access for students in rural areas.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party supports the Board of Education's stand against legislation proposed by the Tennessee General Assembly to create a school voucher system.
The Tennessee Firearms Association is tracking these bills that are before the state's general assembly.
"We have more than $10.5 billion in much-needed projects across this state," said Susie Alcorn, executive director of the Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance.
In the Rutherford County Juvenile Courts, the courts have jurisdiction over almost everything... Almost.
Governor Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 22-28, 2017 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee.
Tennessee citizens with a valid handgun carry permit now have the option to upgrade to a lifetime permit for a lower cost. If you currently have a permit with an expiration date, and would like to upgrade to a lifetime permit, you can now pick up an application at any driver services center and pay the $200 upgrade fee at any time.
The Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended recently with one final attempt to successfully drive U.S. 231 in Tennessee between the Kentucky and Alabama state lines using a wood gasification process.
Tennessee has the second highest rate of opioid prescriptions per person, according to the state Department of Mental Health, and a simple, new technology offers a way to help curb abuse.
Lynne Davis, a Lascassas resident, area realtor and GOP State Executive Committeemember, was one of 11 electors to cast votes in Tennessee for President and Vice President.
Medical marijuana will again be a topic of discussion in the Tennessee state legislature as Rep. Jeremy Faison plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session.
"Our teachers have always aimed to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of their students, but now we have an opportunity to take that approach to the next level," said Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.
How safe is your child? On two consecutive school days in Tennessee, there were three crashes involving school buses. Twenty-three students were injured in one crash, and six were killed in another. How safe are our school buses?
Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, responded to reports that Vanderbilt University would be out of network on all insurance plans available through Tennessee's Obamacare marketplace in 2017.
A recently report says local school districts get to decide how to spend that money on positions, whether it be through employee raises or on hiring new staff.
GM reopening in Spring Hill will likely equal a few jobs for Rutherford County residents as the plant aims to fill 650 jobs.
This new law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense naloxone to a person at risk of opioid overdose or to a family member, friend or other person to assist someone at risk of an opiate-related overdose.
The number of children receiving dental care through the state's TennCare program is on the rise.
Rutherford County continues to hold a ranking at number three on the list for having the lowest unemployment in the state.
The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee's leading small-business association, has endorsed Representative Bryan Terry, MD in the State House District 48 race. Representative Terry lives in Murfreesboro, TN.
During state fiscal year 2016, Tennessee's Child Support Program served nearly 550,000 children and distributed over $643 million in child support on behalf of these children.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced more than $1 million in grants for energy efficiency projects.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1.
A survey of state residents and businesses has found that about 13 percent of Tennesseans do not have broadband internet access.
The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources. MTSU is the recipient of 2 of the 31 grants.
The City of Murfreesboro is once again seeking input from residents, land owners, and developers as part of the process to develop its Murfreesboro 2035 Plan, a 20-year comprehensive plan for the future of Murfreesboro.
"Each year Opioid abuse is killing more Tennesseans than car accidents or gunshots do. More than 1,000 Tennesseans die from an opioid overdose or opioid abuse every year..."
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released an Independence Day statement.
A motorcycle was reported as stolen at Redwood Park Apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
The state legislature has changed the date for TENNESSEE'S SALE TAX FREE WEEKEND, but the value remains the same. Freedom from sales tax on certain items begins at midnight when Friday, July 29th, rolls in. It continues until the midnight hour late Sunday, July 31st.
Air show patrons were saying that the Great Tennessee Air Show should continue as a tribute to Marine Captain James "Jeff" Kuss, the Blue Angel who died Thursday in a tragic crash during practice runs.
About 600 Murfreesboro City Schools' third-graders learned about the MTSU gardens and another 600 took in the dairy portion of the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center Thursday (May 12).
MTSU students are the beneficiaries of a new $700,000 Department of Aerospace Flight Simulator Building dedicated Thursday (May 5) at Murfreesboro Airport.
"Recovery courts are one of the most effective ways to divert people from incarceration and to reduce recidivism. By addressing their substance use and mental health challenges..."
As deputy commissioner, Warren will provide leadership for various offices and divisions within TDH including Family Health and Wellness; Policy, Planning and Assessment; Rural Health; Minority Health and Disparities Elimination; Health Planning; Grants Coordination and Strategic Alignment and Workforce Development.
County unemployment rates for March 2016 were released Thursday and they show a decrease in 92 counties, an increase in one, and the numbers remained the same in two counties.
Last year in Tennessee, 18 people died in work zone crashes, including workers, drivers and passengers
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner...
In the nearby Smithville area, a DeKalb County High School student who allegedly placed a female classmate in a choke hold and grabbed her breasts at school Monday, February 22 has been charged with sexual battery and aggravated assault.
The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution that directs the state attorney general to sue the federal government over policies surrounding refugee resettlement.
One Book of Rutherford County has chosen "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan for its 2016 selection. Butler Touchden talks about how the book focuses on Oak Ridge, Tennessee's role in making the Atomic Bomb...
A 42 year old Murfreesboro man suffered a major head injury after a recent assault.
When a child or young person is experiencing a mental health crisis, response time by a trained youth crisis specialist is of the essence.
"Travelers should understand mosquitoes can bite any time of the day or night and can bite both indoors and outdoors," said Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, director of the TDH Vector-Borne Disease program.
Here are some photos from today's snow showers provided by NewsRadio WGNS Reporter Jackson Jones!
With the threat of significant winter weather, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a Level III State of Emergency.
Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.
Friday evening, two organizations at the front lines of criminal justice reform and cannabis are joining ranks to celebrate this month of holidays and to help out the homeless in Nashville.
After the reported murders took place, Anderson drove to Rutherford County around 4:00 on Monday morning. He then knocked on several doors asking if the home was a safe place to stay because he was in trouble.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed soccer practice facility under consideration for development on the Jordan Farm Property.
"We strongly encourage people who believe they need energy, weight loss or any other such products to talk with their doctor before using them," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
The man convicted in a Rutherford County Courtroom this past September with attempted voluntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault will be sentenced this Friday.
On Monday afternoon, Governor Haslam announced that he would be requesting a suspension of refugee placement in Tennessee until the federal government was willing to work more closely with the state of Tennessee in the vetting process.
The Tennessee Department of Correction says there have been 32 assaults on correctional officers in the last 28 days, with hospitalization required in three of the attacks.
One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
"It's turkey season in Middle Tennessee!" announced Phillip Smith of Smith's Painting. The 5th annual 'Turkey Tee Off' golf tournament will be held on Saturday, November 7...
The infant mortality rate in 2013 was down to 6.8 per 1,000 births, the lowest infant mortality rate ever in Tennessee. That is the most recently available data.
Tennessee drivers are about four percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm.
In the past, it was not uncommon for some Tennessee counties to operate without a current budget into October.
Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement on today's planned meeting on Planned Parenthood:
TNStars® 529 College Savings Program is pleased to announce the success of the first qualifying period for Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars Program (TIPS).
From the Democratic Party of Tennessee: Fresh on the heels of calling for Governor Haslam's impeachment, Republican State Representative Rick Womick (R-Rockvale) has sent a letter to County Clerks across Tennessee urging them to break the law and refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.
Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen Thursday applauded the U.S. Department of Education's approval of Tennessee's waiver request from certain provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act...
Among those attending is the daughter of Trish Bryant of Murfreesboro, who says the camp provides a safe place for children with juvenile arthritis to be themselves and have fun.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...
The Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Vital Records is increasing fees charged for providing birth and death certificates.
In a historic development for gay rights and the institution of marriage, the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. We have local and statewide reaction.
"Many Tennesseans have had their safe, routine lives changed by traumatic events such as ice storms, floods, tornadoes, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other events," said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Eagleville, Tennessee is actually the safest place to be. According to a recent survey that picked the safest cities in the Volunteer State, Eagleville, which is home to only around 600 people, was ranked just that - the safest city (Movoto.com).
Tennessee's Mental Health Institutes serve more than 7,000 people annually, individuals who are experiencing some of the most unstable periods in their lives in terms of mental illness.
Registration for the ninth annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon ("The Middle Half") will open Monday, June 1st.
NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).
Christine Smith, 49, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of possessing counterfeit securities, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
"Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars."
At a budget hearing yesterday on the president's fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that incentivizing wind and solar energy over nuclear power penalizes states and utilities, such as Tennessee...
The mental health of our children, like their physical health, starts from the beginning. The first five years of life are most important, but always know it's never too late to seek help.
In 2014, the State Public Health Laboratory conducted screenings for 80,542 newborns in Tennessee. Of these, 151 were identified with diseases or disorders.
Why not make your retirement years unique and fun? When Linda and Mike Stuart retired last July (2014), they sold everything and bought two bicycles. Since that time, those wheels have rolled 5,064 miles.
The Tennessee Democratic Party is pleased to announce the hiring of Lindsay Coleman as Director of Finance. Coleman will lead the Party's fundraising efforts and coordinate fundraising events across the state.
An area real estate blog has named Eagleville the safest city in Tennessee. The city's crime index is 99, with 100 being the safest.
Tennessee teachers are hopeful after Governor Bill Haslam proposed spending $100 million for teacher salary increases during his annual State of the State address Monday night.
Projections for enrollment in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year.
The entries were narrowed down to 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.
State Collaborative Reforming Education, or SCORE has released its annual State of Education in Tennessee report.
A Nashville Democrat is proposing legislation that would allow wine to be grocery stores this July. You'll recall last November, wine in grocery stores passed in Murfreesboro and Smyrna.
A vehicle ran into the front of the AT&T Wireless store on South Church Street.
The City of Murfreesboro presents Chapter 1, Planning Context, to the community Tuesday as part of a participatory process to develop its 20-year comprehensive plan.
Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee corporations about a potentially misleading solicitation sent from an organization called the "Tennessee Council for Corporations."
TBI crime labs have received several samples of heroin laced with fentanyl and pure fentanyl packaged as heroin.
It's estimated that nearly five-percent of adults in Tennessee (about 221,000) have abused pain medications in the past year for non-medical purposes, and of those nearly 70,000 are addicted and require treatment.
The 18th annual "Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference" on Saturday (9/20/20140 at MTSU attracted curious middle and high school females.
Many Tennesseans who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders are dedicating themselves to getting more active.
Cannon County boasts around 14,000 residents in its hill country, but with a slightly lower level in populace compared to most Tennessee counties, it breaks barriers in its authenticity.
Ketron sponsored Tennessee's "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011" to cut off the support for terrorists who are planning to commit acts in Tennessee...
"Nicotine is a dangerous and highly addictive chemical no matter what form it takes - conventional cigarettes or some other tobacco product," said association President Elliott Antman, M.D.
Halfway up seven-story Corlew Hall in the heart of the MTSU campus, university President Sidney A. McPhee made his way to Caleb Wilson's new room for the next year.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, Tennessee man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County, Tennessee.
Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...
Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...
The State of Tennessee completed the sale of just over $190 million worth of general obligation bonds today at some of the lowest interest rates in Tennessee history.
Earlier this year in January, the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in apprehending three individuals...
It's hard to imagine moving from church to church, building to building every night.
"Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide..."
The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?
The first Sales Tax Holiday was August 4-6, 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday.
Rutherford County's new Election Administrator Alan Farley told WGNS News that he wants to get input from all employees at the Election Commission and discover new ways to better serve voters.
On Monday evening (7/28/2014) Alan Farley was selected by a 4 to 1 vote to be the next Rutherford County Election Administrator.
The final game at the Sam Davis Home for the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball is a double header beginning at noon on Sunday, July 27 at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.
The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries...
Recent Tennessee Department of Transportation Projects in Middle Tennessee are costly to taxpayers in our area. In fact, the cost is well over $50-million in Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall Counties.
We have brand new information on a cold case from 2006 that has landed one in jail this July 4th weekend. The case unfolded in Smyrna, Tennessee.
An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.
"Worm Farming at Home" is the topic on Tuesday, July 1. It will be presented by Mimi Kiesling, from Rutherford County Environmental Education.
A patio table that belonged to Kroger on Northfield Boulevard, a roll of quarters from a theft at Mapco on South Church Street, someone else’s wallet, two tool sets from O’Reilly’s were all tell-tell signs...
State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...
The animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a letter to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves regarding 37 year-old Gregory Scott Hale.
As a convenience to Tennessee voters, the Secretary of State's office has posted the four proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 4 ballot.
Multiple people from Tennessee recently traveled to the Caribbean, where the illness is now a widespread epidemic with over 100,000 suspected cases. Now, cases in Tennessee are being investigated.
Tennessee’s electric cooperatives express concern following the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed guidelines that will limit emissions from thousands of existing power plants, including 11 coal plants operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Overall, Tennessee ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths in the decade from 2003 to 2012.
NASHVILLE - The numbers are in from the state Department of Safety on the Memorial Day travel period. Five people were killed on Tennessee roadways during the holiday weekend. None of those deaths occurred in Rutherford County.
Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...
Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...
The celebration will consist of an official ribbon cutting and opening of the revitalized Historic Train Depot and refurbished Assembly Hall as well as the kickoff celebration of Smyrna’s new Farmers Market
On May 7th of this year, officers with the Smyrna Police Department responded to several 911 calls in regards to reports of shots being fired in the area of Old Nashville Highway and Davis Park Drive.
The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in...
One of the sentimental rings that was stolen was a wedding ring, valued at over $6,500.
The ATHENA International Leadership Award was founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz. The ATHENA non-profit organization seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspiring them to reach their full potential and create balance in leadership worldwide.
“Our mission is to protect the health of Tennesseans, wherever they are. We don’t want people to let down their guard about diseases they may encounter in other parts of the world..."
The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has announced that they endorse Murfreesboro resident Steve Lane for the United States House - Tennessee’s Fourth District.
A Murfreesboro woman pulled over for a lane change violation ended up going to jail when police realized she had 7 prior driving on a suspended license charges.
The Smyrna Town Court will celebrate Law Day on May 1 to commemorate the importance of the law, citizens’ rights and the rule of law in American society.
After police placed the subject in handcuffs, they searched the bathroom he was in prior to being arrested. In that bathroom, officers found a cell phone that was said to link him to an aggravated robbery...
Heather Dawbarn has officially declared her intention to run for re-election for Rutherford County Register of Deeds on May 6th, 2014.
Huge news for Eagleville may equal massive growth in the near future...
Blackman standout Jauan Jennings has committed to play football at the University of Tennessee. He chose Knoxville over Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ohio State and Northwestern during a press conference at Blackman High.
Blackman standout Jauan Jennings has committed to play football at the University of Tennessee. He chose Knoxville over Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ohio State and Northwestern during a press conference at Blackman High.
George Dennehy offers many messages in his music — love, gratitude, determination, acceptance, faithfulness — but the one that seems to permeate the young singer/songwriter's conversation is joy.
La Vergne has been named one of the top places for home ownership in Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.
This is the 85th annual “General Conference of the National Guard Association of Tennessee.” The event will be at the Embassy Suites.
Another drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.
Post writer Dan Whittle wrote a great article about our very own Scott Walker in recent days. If you have not checked it out, we invite you to do so today...
“Murfreesboro is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives...”
“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."
The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office claims they are appealing a federal decision forcing Tennessee to recognize same sex marriages of three couples.
Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger ordered Tennessee state officials to recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples during consideration of their lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s constitutional amendment...
Located on Blue Raider Drive, the 58,000-square-foot facility with brick exterior opened for students and visitors. Added features include an approximately 270-foot bridge extending to the Student Union and an approximately 35-foot bridge connecting the east side of the new building to an adjacent parking deck for the MTSU Boulevard Garage.
A man who plead guilty to theft of property in Rutherford County and was ordered to pay back $60,000 as restitution has asked the courts to lower the amount of money he was ordered to pay each month.
Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1176th Transportation Company, based in Smyrna, TN are scheduled to depart on Sunday morning (Mar. 16), for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan...
One of the main criticisms of the standards is that they could lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government. Dunn’s proposal seeks to prevent that.
Murfreesboro City Schools are offering a “FREE” early childhood screenings for children ages 2 and a half years old to 4-years of age.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say that a fire at the Motel 6 located at 148 Chaffin Place started with a plumber soldering pipe in a first floor bathroom.
Close to $3,000 worth of shingles were stolen from a construction site on Janell Trail in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee remains among the top ten most obese states in America, according to a Gallup poll. The group compiles the list every year.
According to a Murfreesboro Police report, a 6-month old baby was injured in a road rage incident. Evidently, another motorist who was named in the report, is accused of throwing a cologne bottle...
The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers.
Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver’s license in Tennessee? The idea received a good bit of debate last week on Capitol Hill.
"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."
here’s a new push for stiffer penalties for people caught texting while driving. A House subcommittee wants to increase the fine for a second offense to up to $1,000.
The State of Tennessee has re-launched its transparency website in an effort to offer more user-friendly information to taxpayers.
The state’s violent crime rate of 643.6 incidents per 100,000 residents was the highest in the nation in 2012 according to the poll.
UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1.
Smyrna Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who can be seen on video at WGNSradio.com, breaking into the Kwik Sack Tobacco and Beer store at 543 Almaville Rd. In the video, the suspect appears to be in a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a custom hood.
In a few weeks, thousands of students from across Tennessee will arrive at spring break destinations, primed for fun and adventure. How those students plan and prepare for these trips may affect their immediate safety and future health.
“We do scheduled and unannounced inspections to ensure rigorous safety and sanitary standards are always followed,” said Hugh Atkins, director of the TN Department of Health Division of General Environmental Health.
State Representative Mike Sparks, who lives in Smyrna and once worked at Nissan, told us that he believes if the workers at the Nissan plant in Rutherford County were to ever unionize, they would shut down...
The victim received non-life threatening, but serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Phase III of the Street Tree Replacement Project to replace street trees in the downtown historic business district will begin late February or early March, weather permitting.
The Tennessee Lady Vols pick up another Murfreesboro girls basketball commitment. Blackman junior Jamasha "MeMe" Jackson announced over the weekend she had committed to play college basketball for Tennessee after a weekend visit.
The Tennessee Lady Vols pick up another Murfreesboro girls basketball commitment. Blackman junior Jamasha "MeMe" Jackson announced over the weekend she had committed to play college basketball for Tennessee after a weekend visit.
State Representative Rick Womick (R–Rockvale) was appointed this week to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place in Nashville.
The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.
Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Chick Knitter and Principal Tammy Garrett with a check for $1,500. The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.
Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.
Tennessee families now have a new resource to support their efforts to breastfeed babies.
A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...
Now, vacant homes that were sold to make way for progress of two new Walmart stores are only a memory on South Church St. at County Farm Road (Joe B. Jackson Pkwy) and Memorial Boulevard in front of the Murfreesboro airport
“I’m the only Republican candidate who can be trusted to fight for the unborn. Senator Alexander sometimes claims to be pro-life, but he has made it clear on repeated occasions that he does not support a constitutional amendment protecting life. His unwillingness to stand for the unborn is unfortunate, and yet another reason why he should not be given a third term,” said Joe Carr.
A celebration welcoming home Oakland A's Sonny Gray will be held at the Boys & Girls Club (Smyrna Unit) 198 Culbertson Street, in Smyrna, TN this Saturday (January 25) from 6:30PM-8:30PM.
Four arrest warrants have been served on a man in Smyrna who has allegedly been exposing himself to women and reports indicate the culprit is due in court Tuesday…
Was one of your new year’s resolutions to make a difference in someone’s life?
The coolest thing about this story is that Rutherford County played a major role in attaining this status.
In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide. This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days.
"As introduced, expands and amends the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act to limit federal actions in this state; creates an offense to knowingly enforce or attempt to enforce any federal enactment or enforcement action..."
According to a Loss Prevention employee of Walmart, two women stole over $1,400 worth of merchandise and simply walked out of the store.
The homeless population appears to be increasing in Rutherford County, but what are individuals doing to make a difference?