Tree limbs, brush and hedge trimming is not only creating bad "visible first impression" for visitors to Murfreesboro, it's also killing grass and becoming an obstacle to motorists driving city streets--especially at night.
The Rutherford County Historical Society proves there's more to local history than hidden tunnels, cannons and ghosts--although they do meet this Monday night at 7:00 in the County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street.
Funeral services have been set for the 3-year old child who was left for about 2-hours in a car that was parked outside his Smyrna home. The boys father is in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center with bond set at $50,000.
It's a busy week ahead for Murfreesboro City Schools. That includes a camp for pre-kindergarten students, a special celebration where new teachers sign their contracts with the system, and around the corner is the opening of the new Salem Elementary School.
In neighboring Coffee County, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division obtained indictments for a Tullahoma man who is believed to be connection with two recent suspected drug-related deaths.
They're not called crazy days of summer for nothing. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer twice and forewarns of potential road challenges for today through July 20, 2019 here in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro's Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village at 402 S. Front Street is alive with the 42nd annual UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS is underway and drawing larger crowds. The event continues through Saturday night.
The 7th Annual Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on Tuesday afternoon during the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual aonference at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of its co-founder Dan Whittle.
The lively festival competitions and the National Championships in music and dance that have made Uncle Dave Macon Days a success for the past 41 years is BACK this WEEKEND!
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.
Fire chiefs from across the southeast will be in Murfreesboro this weekend and next week. Pre-conference classes will be held at the Embassy Suites this weekend, along with conference sessions starting Tuesday.
If you love local history, the Rutherford County Historical Society meets at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday night in the Rutherford County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street. Tim James will tell the unique story of his father, Edsel Ford James, who started the Three-Ten Pipe and Tobacco Shop on East Main Street.
Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the Tennessee Valley Authority for a possible propane leak at their office, 650 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Here's an update on the Thursday morning shooting that occurred around 12:51AM in the 700 block of Minor Street. 49-year old Darnell Mayer was treated on the scene by personnel from Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, who then transported him by ambulance to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Around 5:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Smyrna Police and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services rushed to 707 Windbirch Trail in reference to an unresponsive child in a car. The 3-year old died of a heatstroke. His father, Dylan S. Levesque, has been arrested.
The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner.
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (7/10/2019) to approve design guidelines on qualifying for Solid Waste collection.
US Youth Soccer is in Mrfreesboro today through Sunday for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Around 11:00 o'clock Monday morning, Smyrna Police answered a domestic call, where shots were reportedly fired at an apartment complex. Officers say that when they arrived at the scene, they saw the suspect leave, and a pursuit began. La Vergne and Metro Police joined-in and the suspect was arrested several hours later near Nashboro Village.
This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.
Summertime traffic woes around construction sites are heating up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots today through July 13, 2019.
At 9:00 o'clock on the 4th of July morning the Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) started a new tradition. The public gathered around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse and listened to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners was awarded a $69,972 grant for the Mission in Motion mobile mammography program from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.
Some things age well with time. Checkers, family games like a three-legged race, food and fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Rockvale for ninety-three years. That was the agenda for the Rockvale 4th of July Picnic.
On June 28, 2019 at around 8:00 in the evening, Smyrna Police responded to 115 Chestnut Street in Smyrna for a reported domestic situation. Officer Byers has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, and both officers who responded have been cleared of any violation of policy.
Residents in Smyrna celebrated America's Independenc Day on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2019, at the Lee Victory Park.
At 9:00AM Thursday morning (July 4th), the Colonel Hardy Murfree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will read the Declaration of Independence in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse...
The RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE meets 4:00 to 5:00PM this coming Tuesday evening (7/9/2019) at Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT), in the log cabin theatre at 702 Ewing Boulevard.
A tractor trailer overturned on Swamp Leanna Road Wednesday morning, there were no injuries, but diesel fuel began leaking into a nearyby creek. A team response involving most Rutherford County emergency agencies saved the day!
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club swore-in its centennial president on Tuesday. Rev. Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. was handed the gavel from outgoing President Melissa Cassidy.
Melissa Blair Wright was installed at the 2019-2020 President of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.
Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce Murfreesboro, Tenn., and the Tennessee State Soccer Association will host the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14, at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
An exciting new chapter in Toot's Good Food and Fun restaurants opens this coming Friday with the firm's first "theme facility". Toot's WEST on the corner of Franklin Road (highway 96) and Rucker Lane welcomes the public on the day after Independence Day.
Congratulations to the Central Magnet School team who participated in The Great Race. On Sunday afternoon Bonnie, the green 1953 Pontiac Chieftain, pulled across the finish line.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the fatal shooting of 76-year old William Lamb by a Smyrna Police officer. This occurred around 8:00 o'clock Friday night in the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Smyrna.
Here's an update on Central Magnet School's participation in The Great Race which began June 22, 2019 in Riverside, California and concludes Sunday, (6/30/2019) in Tacoma, Washington.
Summer in the city, and construction crews are running full tilt. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists which grid-lock hot spots to avoid today through July 6, 2019.
The 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.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced nearly 200 appointees to a series of key boards and commissions ahead of fiscal year 2020, four are from Rutherford County. The new duties begin Monday, July 1, 2019.
The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching, and Murfreesboro's Fire Rescue and Police departments are coordinating safety measures for those in the community who will be celebrating.
Uncle Dave Macon Days will be at Cannonsburgh Village on July 12-13, 2019, and Influenced by the 2019 Heritage Award Winner is Balsam Range.
On Saturday night, Murfreesboro City Schools' Brianna Mason was named the 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship competition in Knoxville. She is a first-grade teacher at Hobgood Elementary School.
More than 400 persons attended the 70th Annual Blackman Barbecue this past Friday night at the Grove at Williamson Place.
What was happening in the clouds over Murfreesboro Friday afternoon? Possibly a slow-motion galactic battle as two airships floated over the Heart of Tennessee.
Andrew Lee, the retired soldier who proposes quilting as a way to reduce PTSD will be at Stitcher's Playhouse, 540 Rock Springs Road in Smyrna, TN, on from 10:00AM-4:00PM on Saturday, July 6 2019.
Mindful Care Adult Day Services is looking for a new home. The 12-year-old non-profit association has operated in donated space at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
As the local population explodes, so does the need for non-perishable food to be distributed to needy individuals through the Salvation Army's Food Pantry.
The City of Murfreesboro finalized plans to sell city-owned land and develop an uptown hotel, condos and retail-office space. The old First Methodist bell tower and sanctuary will be preserved in the $1.8-million project.
More than $150,000 was raised Thursday night for the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. A performance by Charlie Daniels was the main attraction for The Grove at Williamson Place, across from The Avenue.
Everywhere you go in Murfreesboro, there seems to be a new coffee shop being built or it just opened. Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which has a coffee shop there as well, has a possible reason for this dramatic expansion.
Bad guys beware--several new ANTI-CRIME laws take effect July 1, 2019 here in Tennessee as the state's new fiscal year begins.
The Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has announced 32 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $750,000 awarded and MTSU has received two of them.
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community.
The Wiz, a soul-filled version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a joyous retelling of Frank Baum's classic children's story grounded in contemporary African-American culture.It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM along with matinees at 2:00PM Sundays from July 5-21, 2019.
A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.
Brothers Michael and Aden Luchtefeld didn't have to fly in for the Civil Air Patrol national E-Tech Engineering Technologies Academy like many of their fellow cadets had to do this week at Middle Tennessee State University.
To promote responsible land management for more efficient use of state resources, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is transferring jurisdiction of a portion of the Cedars of Lebanon complex to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
The Volunteer State continues to have low unemployment in most counties. In fact Rutherford County continues to be in a 3-way tie for third place, topped only by Williamson County on top, and then Davidson.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Training Allen Swader will retire with 29 years of service on July 1, 2019.
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.
The Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:00 o'clock this coming Independance Day morning in front of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
More counterfeit hundred-dollar bills are being circulated in Murfreesboro. Officers responded to Walmart at 2012 Memorial Boulevard where the loss prevention representative said that two black females paid for merchandise with couterfeit $100 bills.
The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.
Central Magnet School's entry in THE GREAT RACE 2019 has moved up to position number 47 of 103 cars. This is the third year the local school has participated and is again using the 1953 Pontiac Chieftain.
Ascension's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has helpful information regarding exposure to the sunshine.
Here is an update on THE GREAT RACE 2019 in which a team from Central Magnet School competes again. It started last Saturday (6/22/2019) and wraps-up this coming Sunday (6/30/2019). This is the third year the local school has participated and is again using the 1953 Pontiac Chieftain.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen continues to encourage his staff to expand their education on a regular basis. Several local officers attended FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Associaton (LEEDA) classes in Humble, Texas and Springfield, Missouri.
Murfreesboro Electric's Katie McKee encourages customers to phone 615893-5514 if you see tree limbs near power lines.
Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, there was a structure fire at a home on Carrington Place.
The Middle Tennessee auto industry received another shot in the arm on Wednesday with the announcement that Mitsubishi will be moving its North American headquarters to neighboring Franklin.
Phone tips to CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. NO ONE, not even the police, will know your identity.
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place
The Murfreesboro Street Department has closed the 600 block of North Maple Street between E. Chestnut Street and W. Oak Street to make repairs to a hole in the roadway where the pavement collapsed.
Rover, the City's public transportation service, is implementing a new electronic fare system to improve customer service payment options. The new system began is now operating on all Rover routes
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal is asking for the public's assistance with an early Monday (6/24/2019), morning vehicle fire at University Commons located at 1245 Old Lascassas Road.
The global demand for professional pilots helped propel a partnership approved Monday between Middle Tennessee State University and Moi University of Kenya.
Uncle Dave Macon Days as well an important historical event will make for an exciting day in Murfreesboro on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Murfreesboro Police have identified the Eagle Street fatal shooting victim as 25-year old Daicori Saunders of Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue updates NewsRadio WGNS on the spill that closed Kingwood Lane to Windrow Road for a period of time during the morning and mid-day hours on Tuesday.
Summer is officially here, but June is wrapping-up "wet". Murfreesboro Traffic Director Ram Balachandran predicts where motorists challenges will occur today through June 29, 2019.
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect at Carriage Park Townehouses on E. Northfield Boulevard.
Lulu Roman, star of the iconic TV series, "Hee Haw", is the Celebrity Chef for Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped in the Boro event slated for 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, September 12, 2019 at Hop Springs.
The three suspects pled guilty to a 2-year old drug overdose case that killed a Smyrna teen. Pleading guilty in Rutherford County Circuit Court were Eric Crowell, William Yager, and Brett Austin Mccord.
Personalized bricks are being sold to pay for updates to the 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on 940 New Salem Highway.
Sarah Callender has been hired by the Main Street Board of Directors as the organization's new executive director. She takes on her new role in a week, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Three syringes were found by officers who were able to confirm through conversation that the female purchased heroin in nearby Antioch.
A 7-year old Coffee County youth died tragically at his home Saturday while riding a dirt bike with his father.
Although Sunday was the last day on the job for MTSU College of Media and Entertainment students at the Bonnaroo campus, for some their work is far from over.
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease strike fear in families, and that is why Greenhouse Ministries encourages everyone to attend two free workshops that are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings, June 27 and July 11, 2019 at their 309 S. Spring Street location.
Hot time, summer in the city brings challenges for motorists. Since summer officially arrives this week, here are Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's suggested areas of concern for today through June 22, 2019.
Dads deserve more than a pair of dress socks this Father's Day. And while they might be perfectly satisfied with breakfast tacos in bed, Murfreesboro's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital notes that the men in your life would benefit longer-term from a frank conversation about health.
MTSU junior Jacob Hendrixson wanted to be around cars and work on cars when he started Central Magnet School's Car Club four years ago. Now he wants to race them.
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve their historic house is set for 5-9PM on Saturday evening, July 20, 2019 at the Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St.
Members of the Stones River Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise next Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2019, at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna. For those interested in learning about ham radio, this event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
It was a busy third day Saturday for MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment students at Bonnaroo. A 27-year old man passed away for what were believed to have been previous medical issues.
MTSU offered a three-day Pro Pilot Advanced Camp June 17-19, 2019, for 14 teens. Ten students from the introduction camp will be joined by four alumni from the intro as they gain further flight time with MTSU student instructors.
The Murfreesboro City Council improved its first increase in over two-decades. With the new rate, an owner of a home of the average value in Rutherford County, $233,000, will pay about $16.50 more monthly effective July 1, 2019. That's roughly $0.54 cents a day.
Firefighters across Rutherford County will be knocking on doors this Saturday and installing smoke detectors for free.
The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.
The International FolkFest continues through Sunday here in Murfreesboro and the mid-state. One Wednesday night, the dance troupes from the Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands performed alongside our own Cripple Creek Cloggers at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.
TRIAL TO TAKE PLACE: A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in Rutherford County in 2017 will go to trial...
The TBI is investigating the death of a 19-year old Smyrna resident whose body was found in Smith County. The body of Cameron Wilson was discovered alongside Seabowisha Lane.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is excited to partner with the 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to create a Habitat ReStore Lounge that will showcase recycled and "upscaled" items from the store that are kept out of area landfills.
Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland on WGNS Action Line 8:10-9:00AM Wednesday morning.
The 13th Annual Middle Half Marathon is set for 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 and there is a new route this year. More trees, more beautiful homes, more dreams come true as you cross finish line!
MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss takes us back in time 50-years to when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
It's the GREAT TENNESSEE AIR SHOW weekend at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport. Yes the Blue Angels will perform, along with the Navy's precision parachute team the Leap Frogs, bi-planes, aerial acts and much more. Gates open 8:00AM Saturday and Sunday, show 9:00AM, closing time is 4:30PM.
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here, and that brings chalenges to motorists who are maneuvering Murfreesboro's construction project. Traff Engineer Ram Balachandran offers this information to make you day better. This is for today throuugh June 15 , 2019.
Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an outbuilding fire with injury in Christiana.
The TBI is seeking input from anyone who knows Roy Michel Nellsch or has had any dealings with him. Immediately contact the BI at 1-800-TBI-FIND
A package found outside the the Rutherford County Republican Party office on Friday. An employee took it inside, opened the package and saw what appeared to be a possible explosive device.
On Wednesday the Fire/Arson Investigation Unit of Rutherford County Fire Rescue has successfully identified and charged 26-year-old Tyler Hammontree as the arsonist responsible for the trailer fire at 528 Polly Thickett Road in Bell Buckle.
The Murfreesboro City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider 'First Reading' of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget ordinance. Council member Bill Shacklett talked about the City Financial Management...
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.
Saint Thomas Heart has successfully completed Tennessee's first Tendyne mitral valve replacement.
U.S. Geological Survey measured a 2.6 magnitude quake around 1:45PM Saturday afternoon near Manchester.
Main Street Murfreesboro's new season of the Saturday Marketplace opened with sunny and mild weather, vendors with a variety of fresh produce, flowers, baked good and more.
As you read Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's road report, sing any of the summer fun songs that were popular when you were growing up. This covers today through Jue 8, 2019.
The Business Education Partnership has announced the winner of the inaugural Emil and Lilly Hassan Teachers' Fund Award. Rebecca Jones has been awarded for her proposal "Going Molecular - 21st Century Biology", a project which will initially involve approximately 400 9th grade students at Rockvale High School. Jones will serve as chair of the Honors and Advanced Placement Biology Science Department at Rockvale High School when the school opens this fall.
Mindful Care Adult Day Services offers supervised activities to persons with early dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It allows their caregivers to have some time for work or other activities. Those persons are usually their grown children or other relatives.
Summer Fun on the Square soaks-in with the SATURDAY MARKETPLACE from 8:00AM to noon this coming Saturday (6/1/2019).
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of the two men killed in a fatal crash Wednesday morning in rural Rutherford County. The driver was Joel Throneberry of Hermitage and Donnie Robertson of Mt. Juliet was the passenger.
A local legend slipped quietly into heaven during the 8:00 o'clock hour Thursday evening. Dr. Liz Rhea touched many in her 85 years of caring and helping others. Visitation will be 10:00AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Fr. Stephen Brett and Fr. John Sims Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol worked a single-vehicle crash around 6:00 o'clock Wednesday (5/29/2019) morning in a curvy section of Weakley Lane, a few hundred feet from the Almaville Volunteer Fire Station #3.
Jail Administrator Chris Fly of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned the national Certified Jail Manager designation by the American Jail Association.
The Farm Bureau Insurance office in a strip center at 2864 South Church Street had an older customer accidentally hit the accelerator, jump the curb, and slam through the building a little before 8:00AM Wednesday morning.
Kristy Ahlgrim is the new Director of Nursing at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that this past Friday, one suspect was charged with sex trafficking of a 14-year-old runaway. This happened outside a Smyrna hotel.
Help find missing Stewarts Creek High student Lamar Hinton, Jr., missing since April 30, 2019. Phone 615-898-7770 if you have seen Lamar.
One adult and four children were displaced from 315-A Bell Street on Tuesday afternoon, after a cooking fire spread into a small portion of the attic area.
Salvation Army's Director of Development John Mitchell thanks the community for raising $75,500 of their $80K goal at BEYOND THE BELLS. He is confident that the additional $5,500 will be supported by local residents.
There is a free BABY FAIR this coming Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Center Parkway.
The suspect who allegedly attacked and robbed a woman outside a Cool Springs business Tuesday morning is behind bars. 37-year old Lannoris O'Brien Chambers of Murfreesboro, was arrested in Rutherford County several hours later after detectives in Murfreesboro and Franklin identified him as a suspect.
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.
The Memorial Day weekend ushers-in school being out, vacations and traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through June 1, 2019.
USDA's announcement that 62,112 pounds of raw beef have been recalled this week, Ascension Saint Thomas shares some fast facts you should read before dressing that patty with condiments.
Emergency responders in Rutherford County did not have a holiday over the Memorial Day weekend. Whether you were on a boat, by a pool or on land--the windless, sultry air was mostly filled with "the sounds of sirens".
A ruling issued May 22, 2019, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has helped clear the way for a 19-county lawsuit against major opioid producers and distributors to move forward in state court.
Citizens helped locate Tabitha Beauchamp and Alexandra Sandlin who reportedly ran away from Smyrna's Rock Springs Elementary School when it dismissed around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The half-hour between 9:45 and 10:15 Wednesday morning proved to be a busy one for emergency responders. Some big rigs near Cracker Barrell off South Church Street snagged some lines and created issues for AT&T. Minutes after that, a construction accident in Shelton Square, a life-style community off Florence Road, resulted in a cut gas line.
Two students from Central Magnet School each received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Rutherford County School Resource Officers. Central Magnet SRO Scott Culp presented the checks to students Sally Smith and Max Larsen Wednesday during an SRO meeting.
NEXT WEEKEND: The 11th Annual Healing Fields, Flags of Remembrance will be held in the large field next to the First Methodist Church this year.
Mental health issues are a growing concern in our society. MTSU is diving into the issue by helping those closest to them. Cynthia Chafin, Associate Director for Community Programs for the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services stated...
Murfreesboro police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Sawyer Drive around 8:20 Tuesday morning. Jose Francisco Giron Amaya charged with attempted homicide.
Kristen and Blake Finney and Courtney and Rob Wilder as the co-chairs for next year's 2020 Rutherford Heart Ball. Additionally, Heart survivor, seven-year-old Hadley East, daughter of Brock and Jenny East, named honoree of the evening.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announces the following committee will meet May 29th, Wednesday in the second floor meeting room 203 at the Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street.
The Rutherford County Historical Society held its monthly meeting at 7:00 o'clock Monday night and WGNS' Bart Walker shared the history of Murfreesboro's first radio station.
Two adult pedestrians were struck by a passing car around 10:00 o'clock Friday night, while walking along Northwest Broad Street near West Clark Boulevard.
Here's a follow-up on how Rutherford County Fire-Rescue recently added pet oxygen masks and learned animal CPR to better serve residents in this community. On Friday that knowledge was put into practice while fighting a structure fire at 1922 Bennett Street.
At approximately 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue joined Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department and headed to 7800 Rhodes Lane in Lascassas for a tractor fire.
Those hot, sunny days are here and that ingredient often makes for traffic congestion in construction areas. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid today through May 25, 2019.
If you smell the Middlepoint Landfill, let them know about it. If you detect landfill odor, please contact Middlepoint Landfill at (615) 782-5500.
REMINDER: TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week.
Main Street Murfreesboro's executive director has decided to move back to her Louisiana roots. Kathleen Herzog wants to return to her native southern Louisiana home.
There was a fatal one-vehicle crash around 7:23 Friday morning on Kings Ridge Drive, near the new Aldi grocery store and Memorial Boulevard.
Family Dollar Store at 1664 Memorial Boulevard was robbed around 1:30PM Wednesday afternoon. Police believe it was the same man who robbed another Family Dollar Store 13-days earlier across town on Lascassas Pike.
Around 9:00 o'clock Wednesday night, Firefighters from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue rushed to a totally involved home on highway 99 in Eagleville.
Thursday morning provided a beautiful spring morning filled with sunshine, no wind and the temperature around 70. It was the perfect backdrop for the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance Service held in the Memory Gardens in front of the new Murfreesboro Police Department at 1004 N. Highland Avenue.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 60-year old Eagleville woman charged with stealing from her former employer.
The rough draft of the 2020 fiscal year budget for the City of Murfreesboro calls for a property tax increase, plus monthly fees for garbage pickup.
This coming Sunday is a day that will long be remembered by the congregation at Bradley Creek Baptist Church in the Lascassas community. It's their 200th birthday!
Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect who is believed to have been involved in taking a guitar and then pawning the instrument.
For the second year, Murfreesboro Police Department's Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service will be held at 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday, 5/16/2019) in the Memorial Garden at the new headquarters building at 1004 Highland Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend.
Tuesday night's Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS AFTER HOURS was hosted by the just renovated City Tile and Floor Covering, 223 South Spring Street. A constant flow of local community leaders enjoyed the Young family's fellowship and did business networking and business card swaps.
You may be surprised at how the LEGAL AID SOCIETY helps so many. Do you or a friend qualify for the "CHOICES PROGRAM"?
The multi-award-winning musical Les Misérables School Edition, opens this Friday night at the Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. It runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 (May 17 - June 2, 2019).
Murfreesboro Police report that military training activities took place Saturday night (5/11/2019) at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Boulevard. These exercises will continue the following weekend.
A blend of wet and dry, this time of the year presents unique challenges to construction crews. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists that these "stop and go conditions" expand to roadways as well. Here are road challenges today through May 18, 2019.
May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.
If you're interested in expanding the arts in this community, you need to attend the RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE meeting at 4:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday afternoon in the Lions Club Building, 407 Hickerson Drive in Cannonsburgh Village.
The NFL's Tennessee Titans held rookie mini camp over the weekend in Nashville. And all Blue Raider eyes were on former quarterback Brent Stockstill, who was among the invitees to try out for the team.
One breaking news item after another at the Uncle Dave Macon Days preview held Thursday at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Coming are new degree at MTSU, another festival has been born, a musical merger of local roots as the symphony joins Uncle Dave and much more.
The Rutherford County Farmers' Market (RCFM) opens for the season Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lane Agri-park Community Center.
There was a packed house at Wednesday's 4th Annual BEYOND THE BELLS luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Bryan Barrett received the Partner In Mission Award.
The Murfreesboro Woman's Club invites the public to browse the books at Barnes & Noble in the Avenue this Saturday. The group's new RESCUE READERS project furnishes books for local firefighters to give area youth who are victims of a fire.
The Grove at Williamson Place was packed Tuesday evening as the Murfreesboro City Schools' held its Third Annual Employee Recognition Celebration.
FREE! It's not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion. Mark your calendars now to spend this coming Saturday (5/1/2019) for FREE ADMISSION at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. Open 10:00AM - 4:00PM.
Last month WGNS reported on the demoltion of the old Murfreesboro Airport. On Tuesday (5/7/2019) Airport Manager Chad Gehrke told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that construction of the new terminal is underway.
Mark your calendars for the newest of Charity Circle's historic "caroling parties," Cocktails at Copper Ridge on Thursday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m., 3597 Betty Ford Road.
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has added two new employees. Teresa Stevens has been hired as the new Sign Administrator and William "Preston" Hunsucker has been hired as an Electrical Inspector.
On Monday afternoon, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said, " Dennis Seabaugh was just located sitting outside Sir Pizza on Church Street at Veterans Parkway."
At 12:43AM early Monday, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a shooting call outside Sam's Sports Grill, where they found 34-year old Daniel Lee McCracken of Battle Creek, Michigan. He had been shot inside his vehicle.
Darnell Lamar Mayer is in critical condition after being shot at the corner of Hancock and Minor Street around 1:08AM Monday morning. This was Murfreesboro's second shooting of the morning.
The 41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. Cannonsburgh Village comes alive on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, 2019.
Did you realize that today through Sunday is NATIONAL NURSES WEEK? WGNS says THANK YOU to all of the nurses and nurse practitioners who improve the quality of life in our community!
This past weekend was an educational journey for one Woodbury man. He started with a GED and as of this past Friday Perry Louden, Jr. was awarded his PhD from MTSU.
Rain and public safety concerns prompted the cancellation of Saturday's JazzFest festivities on Murfreesboro's downtown square.
There were 2,529 new MTSU alumni created with three commencement ceremonies over the weekend. Guest speakers said the True Blue grads could all plan on bright futures, but that they need to be ready to ask questions, take risks and react to the detours along the way.
Tours of Murfreesboro's newest and technology filled fire hall #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway amazed residents on Saturday, and it continues 1:00-4:00PM Sunday (5/5/2019).
A mix of rain along with periods of sunshine, that's what it's like in Middle Tennessee this time of the year. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns about areas for motorists to avoid in the quickly changing 'Boro atmosphere.
It has been 13-years since the tradition of having a MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST was started by Greenhouse Ministries. Thursday morning's turnout at the Mid-TN Expo Center showed the power of diversity in uniting people as well as denominations.
Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip is extremely painful. Dr. Robert Otto with Southern Joint Replacement Institute will be at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at 11:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning to present a free "Lunch and Learn Seminar" on ways for you to reduce pain, improve mobility and your lifestyle.
Friends of Linebaugh Library member Marilyn Morrison received the Friend of the Year Award at the recent Tennessee Library Association Conference in Chattanooga. It is presented each year by the Friends of Tennessee Libraries.
Public safety leaders are encouraging citizens to give the gift of life during the "Battle of the Badges" American Red Cross blood drive on Friday (May 3, 2019) and Wednesday (May 8, 2019).
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department invites the public to tour the new Fire Station #4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway from 1:00 to 4:00PM this coming Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Applications to be considered for Leadership Rutherford's class of 2020 must be at the Chamber of Commerce by 4:30PM Friday afternoon May 10, 2019.
Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall was on the WGNS' ACTION LINE Tuesday morning addressing listener questions dealing with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget that includes possible tax increases, traffic issues, construction underway for a new airport terminal and other items.
The pre-Civil War Italiante style home on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro's historic district was was alive with a popular Ladies Night Out dinner. The mixed gender audience enjoyed dinner and conversation from channel 4's Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley.
On Friday night, local historian Gloria Shacklett Christy was honored at the 114th Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. The Murfreesboro historian received the DAR's Meritorious Medal and Cetificate.
This is one of the most productive constructive seasons--not too hot and not too cold. That's why crews are everywhere, and traffic jams are nearby. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran alerts 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid now through May 4, 2019.
The beautiful sunny Saturday on the historic Murfreesboro square was the perfect setting for the 18th Annual Earth Day. This year's theme was "S.O.S.--SAVE OUR SPECIES: PROTECT, DON'T NEGLECT TN WILDLIFE".
Longtime community newspaper columnist Dan Whittle has passed away Thursday. The popular humorist, writer, story teller and broadcaster died Thursday morning. Visitation 3-7PM Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna, funeral service there at 1PM Saturday, burial follows at the Mapleview Cemetery.
The Myrtle Glanton Lord branch of the Rutherford County Library System and Patterson Park Community Center are co-sponsoring "Connections - A Senior Fair". This free event will be held in the adult gym at the Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard, from 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, May 10th, until 1:00 that afternoon.
Ascension Saint Thomas nurse Stephen Vastola did not wake up on a Monday morning earlier this spring expecting to save a life on his day off work.
Here's an UPDATE on this past weekend's graffiti vandalism story from Murfreesboro Police. The two youth have been identified, and the property owner has made arrangements with the vandals to repaint the wall. The property owner has decided not to file charges.
A shooting on Mona Road this past Saturday morning, ended with the arrest of a father and son.
Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association honored a full slate of deserving businesses Tuesday, April 23 at the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards. City Cafe (Murfreesboro) and Gil's Ace Hardware (Smyrna) honored as 2019 Legacy Businesses!
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a Special Meeting this Thursday evening (April 25, 2019) at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The meeting will focus on the fiscal year 2019 to 2020 city budget.
Middle Tennessee Christian School raised over $300,000 on Thursday evening with the LEGACY OF LIGHT GALA.
Police are asking for help in identifying two persons who were photographed by surveillance video vandalising the walls of a downtown law office at 106 East College Street. This occurred on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Like the popular song said, "Some days are diamonds, some days are coal." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's also the case with how this time of the year impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's Ram's report for today through April 27, 2019.
Hot competition for the GOLDEN SNEAKERS AWARD that will be presented to the team with the most walkers at this coming Friday's 2019 Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs deputy who was hit by a motorist while directing traffic at a crash scene on Friday night is now at home recovering.
For the first time in two decades the Murfreesboro City Council is considering an increase in property taxes.
Construction crews have begun to dismantle the old 1952 Murfreesboro Airport terminal, and make way for a new $4.5-million facility.
More than 70 friends and family members gathered recently at the Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro to honor the achievements of Ernest Burgess. The event was sponsored by Mindful Care Adult Day Services.
Murfreesboro City Council gave a thumbs up on a 20-year Cooperative Use Agreement with the Tennessee State Soccer Association for Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Almost $10,000 for STEM education projects: The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), and Murfreesboro Electric Bradley Academy and Mitchell-Neilson Elementary were awarded almost $10,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education projects.
The Murfreesboro City Council has called a special budget meeting at 5:00 o'clock this Thursday night in the council chambers at City Hall. Mayor McFarland noted, "Council must make some tough decisions this year."
Around 5:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on NW Broad Street and Northfield, in front of Krogers, brought westbound traffic to a crawl.
Spring is definitely in the air, and so is that desire to be outside. Mix that with all of the construction that's going on, and you have a recipe for traffic. Ram Balachandran looks at his computer readout and tells you where grid-lock might occur between today and April 20, 2019.
Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday afternoon.
One of MTSU's fun family events, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, is set this from 2:00 until 4:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon (4/14/2019) on the lawn of the President's Home at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on 18-acres of land on Twin Oak Drive in Murfreesboro that will become the non-profit's first sub-division development, Legacy Pointe.
What are those brown boxes that are being placed on many utility poles in Murfreesboro?
Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.
The City of Murfreesboro is working to create more affordable homes for low-income families. Upcoming public meetings include more news about the redevelopment of Oakland Court.
Those attending Saturday evening's Masquerade Bash at The Center for the Arts wore cocktail attire and many had masks. It was a packed house for the dinner, auction and dancing. Plus, Andrea Loughry was presented the Arts Advocate of the Year award.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is the recipient of Rutherford County's 2019 ATHENA International Leadership Award. Erin Rains is the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
The 16-year old teen from Clarksville who escaped from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Thursday afternoon is still at large.
We're two-weeks away from a little walking! The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, downtown on the square.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas has instructed his Community Risk Reduction Division staff to cease all permission to burn within the city limits of Murfreesboro for the next several days.
The Second Annual LIGHT UP LOCAL FIREFLY AWARDS is set for 6:00 o'clock Tuesday night, April 23rd, at the Hollingshead Aviation hangar at the Smyrna Airport.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary, and on Tuesday this active group presented a $3,600 grant to the Boys and Girls Club.
Saint Thomas Heart has implanted four patients with Abbott's CardioMEMS™ HF System as part of the landmark GUIDE-HF clinical trial. Saint Thomas West Hospital is one of 140 centers participating in this study.
Don't let money stop you from getting a medical check-up. Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a health clinic starting at 8:00 o'clock this coming Saturday morning and continuing until 1:00 in the afternoon. It will be at Central Magnet School, 701 East Main Street.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in March of 2017 will soon head to trial. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
Don't be surprised when you see what appears to be a mass casualty event at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. The exercise will begin around 8:00 o'clock Friday morning and continue until noon.
Spring is definitely in the air, even the smell of cut grass. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists where to avoid road challenges today through April 13th.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club held its annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest at 10:30 Saturday morning in the Boys and Girls Club on Jones Boulevard.
Oakland High School Automotive Technology student competed in the state Skills Competition. The school's education classes did well also.
Beesley Animal Foundation's 10th Annual Paws & Pearls on Saturday night at The Grove at Williamson Place was sold-out in advance of this popular event.
The 10th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" raised around $50,000 Thursday night at the Stones River Country Club.
Here's an update on Thursday night's high speed chase in Smyrna that ended with a fiery crash on the Sam Ridley Parkway.
Students and faculty from Middle Tennessee State University will arrive Friday in Las Vegas to celebrate alumni nominees in the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards and get behind-the-scenes instruction in the making of the national telecast.
"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."
Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).
The Murfreesboro City Council approved the acceptance and application of $150,000 federal HUD grants to address homelessness.
As Murfreesboro's population explodes, so does the public's support of the Beesley Animal Foundation. That was obvious at the non-profit's Thursday night patron's party and this coming Saturday's Paws and Pearls.
Murfreesboro has lost another legend. 97-year old Myers Browning Parsons, Sr. passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 gift to United Way's "Books From Birth" program. Plus, the club's "4-Way Test" speech competition is this Saturday with first prize being $200 cash.
Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.
The Decennial Census will begin in the United States in 1-year. All of the mayors in Rutherford County kicked-off the important planning year ahead at 10:30AM Monday morning on the steps of the historic Rutherford County courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
A Murfreesboro resident was awaken from a nap Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise inside his Olympia Place home. He spotted a teen standing in the hallway brandishing a pistol. The teen fired three shots and fled. Police later apprehend the suspect on a bike.
Identity of an armed robber accused of injuring a Dollar General store clerk Saturday is sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.
Members of the Tennessee Equality Project's Rutherford County Committee and allies will gather at 6:30PM Monday night in the Green Dragon Pub in Murfreesboro to work on plans to defeat what they describe as "six anti-LGBTQ bills before the Tennessee General Assembly".
Funeral services for Dr Tommy Johns: VISITATION 4:00-8:00PM Thursday; FUNERAL 3PM Friday, both at World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Rd. Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Charge of arrangements.
There are changes in the billing for air ambulance service.
The National Guard Association of Tennessees State has achieved a milestone. Their 90th Conference is going on through Sunday at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
This is the most beautiful time of the year. Trees in colorful full bloom, flowers and work crews catching up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid while traveling around the 'Boro now through April 6, 2019.
The city and county are uniting and saving tax dollars with the idea of locating several services at the corner of Fortress Boulevard and Blaze Drive.
"Last Call 4 Comedy" is having a unique fundraiser at Believers' Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Boulevard, starting at 6:30 Thursday night, April 4, 2019. Tickets are $25 per person (two for $40), starting with a dessert and coffee.
On Thursday afternoon the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated more than 100 certified officers. Several of the graduates will be coming here.
April Fools Day is this coming Monday, so be ready for a month of fun activities. That includes the Boro Art Crawl, Earth Day
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).
Here's something unique, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is building a 77-home subdivision called Legacy Pointe. The groundbreaking will be at 1:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019. This will be in the Twin Oak Drive area, off Greenland Drive.
MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard's annual list of America's top music business schools for the sixth year, once again joining its counterparts across the country as top producers of ready-to-work music industry pros.
This person of interest is wanted in connection with an auto break-in, stealing credit card and using ATM's. If your tip to CrimeStoppers leads to an arrest, it could be worth a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Spring is definitely in the air, and Rutherford County master gardeners are offering free classes and programs throughout the community over the next few weeks.
Murfreesboro Police are on the cutting edge when it comes to investigations. Congratulations are in order for Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Detective Tyler Smith who received the United States Attorney Awards For Excellence in Law Enforcement.
Kittrell resident David Rutledge suffered a medical emergency recently and laid on his floor about 30 hours until Sheriff's Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN) volunteers rescued him.
Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.
Here's a follow-up on how Rutherford County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) is adding equipment and training that will better serve residents in this community.
Officials from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services and Tennessee Higher Education Commission met Tuesday (3/26/2019) with leaders from the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department fought two fires Wednesday night: at 7:00PM they went to The Cove at Center Point I on Brown Road. A half-hour later, units rushed to Belle Aire Apartments on Sloan Street.
The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.
On Tuesday United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released a statement after voting against the Democrats' Green New Deal.
The Annual Women In NAACP Spring Tea is set for 4:00 to 5:00PM on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019, at Bradley Academy Cultural Center and Museum.
Toot's diners can enjoy "good food and fun" while supporting Special Olympians during the Wings & Rings fund-raiser from 5:00 to 8:00 this coming Tuesday night (4/2/2019) at Toot's Good Food & Fun Restaurant at 2992 South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
There are numerous activities, events, classes, sporting events and more available to alumni and university friends during the upcoming MTSU Spring Showcase April 5-13, 2019.
Murfreesboro Police answered a burglary call to Mercados Marias Grocery at 264 Heritage Park Drive. Surveillance video showed an unknown subject using a crowbar to break open the side door.
According to Murfreesboro Police an Old Castle Drive woman has fallen victim to a scam.
Home prices in Tennessee continued rising in the fourth quarter of 2018 while construction permits were down from the previous quarter, according the latest quarterly housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
Murfreesboro Police Detective Gorham went to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Monday to talk with a stabbing victim.
MTSU's aerospace department and a popular national energy drink's parent company are looking for a few good paper airplane makers. It will take place at 6:00 o'clock Wednesday night at MTSU's hangar at the Murfreesboro Airport.
The woman reported missing with a SILVER ALERT has been found. 66-year old Annie Hickerson was found and is safe.
A new beginning started Monday evening for the DOORS OF HOPE graduating class of 2019.
Hear's a "heads-up", you have two-weeks to finish cleaning out that garage or attic before the local HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection from 8:00 to noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
One man appears to have gone on a shopping binge in the 'Boro, but Murfreesboro Police say the culprit was using someone else's credit card. If you know this suspect, call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-2717.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander says, "Show the rest of the world how to reduce carbon emissions -- because the rest of the world is where the carbon emissions problem has to be solved."
Murfreesboro Police rushed to a Wenlon Drive apartment after receiving reports that an armed man was pounding on the door.
Efforts are underway to get MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING license plates back on Tennessee vehicles, but motorists have only until June 30, 2019 to make this happen.
Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties.
Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.
Spring is definitely here, sunny days and cool nights--plus lots of daffodils, budding trees and pollen! Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid during this sneezing time of the year now through March 30th.
Though he considers himself an introvert who grew up in a camping trailer in the middle of the desert behind a garage and experienced a tough upbringing, Civil Air Patrol Maj. Gen. Mark Smith's extroverted side brought motivation and inspiration to an overflow Middle Tennessee State University classroom.
Rutherford County's STEM Expo has grown from 22 projects and displays to 92 last year and 164 this year. Wednesday night's STEM Expo was nearly eight times the size it was in 2017.
State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) has successfully guided House Bill 1138 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.
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.
On Thursday evening the Murfreesboro City Council approved a $235,870 contract with Neel Schaffer, Inc. That study is reportedly needed before Phase 2 of the federally funded grant can begin that would enhance the sidewalk and pedestrian safety along Mercury Boulevard.
On Wednesday evening Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department rushed to the Kroger at 2050 Lascassas Pike around for a possible hazardous materials release.
Four students from the English class of Central Magnet School (CMS) teacher, Cynthia Head, will be selling and signing copies of their work at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30 - 6:00PM.
Although "RBG" was a box-office winner and an Academy Award-nominated documentary, its funding and production took years to achieve, according to the keynote speaker for MTSU National Women's History Month activities.
Justin White experienced the surprise of his 10 year life when he was reunited on Tuesday with his best friend, Goblin, his German shepherd.
Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
The political scene has changed dramatically from the days of Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. When did media and the public get on a first-name basis with political leaders?
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club heard how the Nourish Food Bank is making positive changes across Rutherford County.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity will receive a grant of $96,000 as part of a $1 million donation from Nissan North America to support local Habitats across the U.S. Nissan's fourteenth build in Rutherford County started last week.
Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal on April 26, 2019 at a special presentation in Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott.
Charity Circle's premiere fundraising events, The Ugly Duckling Ball and Patrons Party is set for Saturday, April 27th at Stones River Country Club.
A rollercoaster from winter to spring, and this creates traffic challenges around area construction sites. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid between today and March 23rd.
President Sidney A. McPhee underscored MTSU's standing as a destination of choice for first-generation students and its long success in helping low-income students who meet admission standards overcome obstacles often posed by tuition and fees.
You may wish to start cleaning out the garage, attic and storage building for the HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection that's scheduled for Saturdays April 6th and again seven months later, November 2, 2019.
Police have identified 18-year old Carmen E. Simmons of Christiana as the woman shot in the face and killed last Wednesday night on Forrest Street.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club is again sponsoring the Annual 4-Way Test speech contest. It will be at 10:30AM on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019, at the Boys abnd Girls Club, 820 Jones Boulevard.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County offers a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who vandalized the Johnny Rebel Confederate monument Tuesday on the downtown square.
The third annual Equali-Tea will begin at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E Bell Street. The keynote address focuses on Fawn Weaver helping to reshape the history of Tennessee's official sippin' whiskey.
Murfreesboro Police were called to a home on Forrest Street Wednesday night where they found a woman who had been shot in the face. She was rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased.
The statue commemorating Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro was defaced with pink paint. The crime was discovered Wednesday morning (3/13/2019). It is located on the northeast side of the Murfreesboro square.
Still no arrest made in a case involving the 2016 murder of a woman whose body was discarded off of a Rutherford County roadway. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...
Taxation of the newspaper is an idea that was passed into law years ago in 1936. In fact, according to an old court ruling, states like Tennessee can either tax or not tax newspapers at their discretion. But, if they tax one, the state must tax them all.
Everyone's looking for signs of spring! Daffodils blooming, Bradford pear trees in full color, robins singing and yes--lawnmowers at Evergreen Cemetery. All flowers, glass trinkets, vases and other items must now be removed from burial sites at Evergreen Cemetery, corner of North Highland Avenue and Greenland Drive.
On Tuesday Murfreesborfo Fire and Rescue Department crews responded to Oakland High School for a report of someone falling off of the roof.
Neighbors tell WGNS the incident occurred in the area of Mona Road and Tiger Woods Way. Names are being withheld at this time as this is an open and active investigation.
Gas prices in the Volunteer State continue to rise and are now at year-ago levels. Some 'Boro discounters started the week on Monday morning with regular gas going for $2.19 per gallon.
Daylight Saving Time begins early at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning (March 10, 2019). When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.
Temps were in the mid 50s when re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield gathered in front of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and fired the cannon at 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning to start the 8th Annual Special Kids Races.
The historic downtown Murfreesboro business district lost one of its leaders and supporters Thursday morning, Marion Bean passed away at his home.
Daylight Saving Time begins early at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday morning (March 10, 2019). When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
MTSU is honoring a gifted sculpture professor and providing a student with financial help to earn an art degree with a new Department of Art and Design scholarship.
This past Friday, Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee donated 10 bags of animal oxygen masks and supplies to be placed on rescue vehicles.
As we inch closer to springtime, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential problem areas today through March 16, 2019.
Around 11:30 Thursday night, Murfreesboro police responded to a report of a domestic shooting and stabbing on Crystal Bear Trail.
Here is an update with Thursday night's domestic related shooting-stabbing incident on Crystal Bear Trail. Shooting victim Cory Thompson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt. The female who was stabbed, Chelley Olson, was treated and released a few hours after the incident.
U.S. Marshals arrested Andrew Tryon of Murfreesboro in connection with a felony rape that occurred in an Atlanta suburb during the Super Bowl weekend.
On Wednesday three different requests from the sheriff's office and DA to throw out "Operation Candy Crush" lawsuits were all denied by U.S. Middle Tennessee District Court Judge Aleta Trauger.
When Sheriff's Deputy Brittany Manning came to work this past Saturday, delivering a premature baby was "the last thing I thought I would be doing."
The Lit Wits book group invites the public to join them for a special guest author event at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30PM.
Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 18th where you can learn more.
Have you seen this stolen dump truck? If you have, call the Rutherford County Sheriff at 615-904-3032.
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.
A supervisor with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said that extra enforcement will hopefully reduce the traffic crashes along Lascassas Highway (state route 96 East).
WGNS talk show host and former sheriff Truman Jones is recuperating from Monday's knee replacement surgery at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Rockvale Elementary School students just don't understand why someone would steal their archery targets.
Wednesday night is the final in the trio of evenings for Alive Hospsice' BLUEBIRD IN THE BORO at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, across from the Avenue of Murfreesboro. This is the sixth annual concert series and dinner. For information, phone 615-890-6158.
The long-awaited opening of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard widening project near the MTSU campus is set for all northbound lanes from East Main Street to Greenland Drive beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
"Disney's "ALADDIN, JR" is being presented the next two Saturdays at the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. There are only 2:00PM Saturday matinees on March 9 and 16, 2019.
Tennessee gas prices are rising. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.14 per gallon.
We're in the interim season, where one week it's spring and then back to winter. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where "flip-flop" traffic challenges might occur today through March 9, 2019
The Middle Tennessee State University undergraduate students' research topics ranged from kudzu to ginseng to volcanoes and more.
GAP. Victoria's Secrets and JC Penny announced they will reduce their number of stores. A list of closing locations has not yet been announced.
Saluting "Good Neighbors" is a 72-year tradition at WGNS, and Rion Flowers has been the official florist over the decades. Let WGNS know who has made a difference in your day.
The old slogan "Rain, sleet or snow--nothing stops the post office" certainly proved true when Smyrna Postal Carrier Edgar Prosper came across a patron in distress. In fact, he is credited with saving a life.
Saint Thomas Rutherford hosted a topping out ceremony to celebrate construction of the highest point of its vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus.
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, raised $4,000 for a scholarship in MTSU's Jones College of Business.
The Wings of Hope Widow's Ministry has its March meeting at noon this coming Monday (3/4/2019) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (1267 Rutherford Boulevard).
A Tuesday (2/26/2019) night domestic situation in Smyrna now has the kidnapped newborn infant safe. The father accused of taking the child has been caught.
And then there were three. Rutherford County Sheriffs Office spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni reports that only three roads remain closed due to the high water conditions from the previous weekend.
The annual Main Street Murfreesboro meeting was held Tuesday morning in the new "Tasty Table and Olive Branch Bakery". Executive Director Kathleen Herzog noted this was the group's 34th year. The local Main Street program was one of the five first to be established in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro Police went to 338 Southeast Broad Street around 6:15 last Friday night in regards to a personwho was trying to pawn goods that were possibly stolen. As the officer entered Murfreesboro Pawn at 338 Southeast Broad Street, the suspect was leaving.
With the torrential rain over the past weekend, you would have thought illegal activities would have been down. Wrong! Driving on revoked, DUI, using marijuana while driving--no the rain didn't slow these actions.
Eight teams -- four middle schools and four high schools -- have received invitations to compete in the State Science Olympiad in April after strong showings at the recent 24th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU Saturday
A grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission is enabling Stones River National Battlefield to acquire the 42-acres of battle land that once housed General Electric and Cummings Signs.
February's heavy rainfall in Middle Tennessee, the wettest on record for the month dating back to 1880 according to the National Weather Service, was an extraordinary event due to accumulative rain over several days.
The Oakland High School arts teachers and students invite the public to attend ARTS NIGHT from 5:30 to 8:00 this Friday evening.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee announced that it will file a lawsuit if the "Fetal Cardiac Activity Bill" becomes law.
State Senator Dawn White, a founding member of the 917 Society, is helping to get POCKET CONSTITUTIONS to every eighth grade student.
Gas prices in Tennessee have increased the past 13 consecutive days for an average total of 15 cents per gallon. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas going for $2.11 per gallon. That again give Murfreesboro the lowest gas prices in the state.
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center based on the results of a recent on-site review by CAP inspectors.
Crimes of passion are the most dangerous and unpredictable. This was tragically proven again on Saturday when Murfreesboro police received a call from a victim who was being assaulted in a moving car, and her attacker would not stop the vehicle.
Rutherford County Schools announced that they would re-open at normal hours this Tuesday (2/26/2019).
At approximately 11:26 Monday morning, Murfreesboro police received a call about an unidentified male attempting to break into vehicles at a business on Medical Center Parkway.
The Equali-TEA, a high tea that is presented by AAUW-Murfreesboro is returning to the MTSU campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. We've been told that hats are optional.
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to experience the music of the MCS Festival Choir at 6:00 o'clock Friday night, March 8th in Cason Lane Academy's gymnasium.
It's amazing what a few days without rain will do. Rutherford County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Lisa Marchisoni gives an update on the high water road closures as of Monday.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at 524 Vaughn Street just before 4:30 Monday afternoon.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy helping persons with high water problems. The local chapter has operated three shelters.
MTSU will wrap up its stellar Black History Month events with a Grammy Award-nominated keynote speaker. David Banner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union Ballroom.
"Faith, family, friends and finance." Listening to MTSU business professor Frank Michello and those who know him well, it quickly became clear that those four words have been driving forces behind a life and professional career that was honored this week when the longtime educator accepted the 2019 John Pleas Faculty Award.
A mix of high water, winds and cold temps create some unique driving challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has tips for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 2, 2019.
A Murfreesboro motorist ignored the "high water" warning signs on Sulphur Springs Road around 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue teams rushed to the scene and saved the day.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has updated the roads that are closed as a result of "high water". This information is updated regularly.
The continued rain is causing Murfreesboro officials to close several roads within the city limits. In addition, cabins along the Stones River and much of the Old Fort Park Golf Course are covered with water. This information is UPDATED regularly.
The City of Murfreesboro's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Murfreesboro Police Department Headquarters has been activated since 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
A stranger accused of abducting and fatally shooting a Rutherford County a 26-year old Murfreesboro woman February 27, 2018 was indicted on murder charges.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been awarded a $985,000 grant from The Christy Houston Foundation, Inc. which will be used in a facility expansion to house a new 256 slice CT unit at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Tennesse gas prices rose 5 cents last week, and drivers should see additional increases this week. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.01 per gallon.
A stolen vehicle from Murfreesboro led Hendersonville Police to arrest five persons believed to be connected with a several crimes, including stolen autos and burglarizing others.
Newcomers to the area are amazed at the variety of weather, but when you're walking the winter-spring line--it's not unusual to enjoy all 4 seasons in a one-week time span. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 23, 2019.
The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University this week honored The Palm Restaurant in Nashville for expressing its commitment to hiring and supporting those who have served in our country's armed forces.
"That James Meredith was a bad dude, wasn't he?"--was the immediate reaction of James Meredith himself to a video shown Thursday at the 23rd annual Unity Luncheon in MTSU's Student Union Ballroom.
A new slate of officers and executive committee sworn-in at the historic Rutherford County Charity Circle.
The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday approved a Detailed Bond Resolution and Loan Agreement with SunTrust Bank to fund $58 million in 2019 Capital Improvement Projects with a 2.84 percent interest rate over a 15-year term.
On Tuesday, Senate health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "We want to make sure that as we deal with the opioid crisis, we keep in mind those people who are in pain."
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.
A two-car fender-bender, thought to have included a medical emergency, occurred around 1:00 o'clock Monday afternoon off the Medical Center Parkway.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may be released a year early, not as a "political pardon" but for "good behavior". He might be in a Tennesse halfway house by this coming May.
Chamber of Commerce BEP Executive Director Amelia Bozeman announced, "Applications for The Emil and Lilly Hassan Teachers' Fund are now available for teachers who are working within the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County School Systems."
Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty connected with Southern California alumni and recording industry executives are in LA getting "hands on experience" with this weekend's 61st annual Grammy Awards.
Blackman High School freshman wins State High School Diving Championships! Congratulations to Alexandra Andueza.
Tennessee allows you to celebrate all 4 seasons in one week. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran helps Murfreesboro motorists avoid the ever changing trouble spots created by those changing conditions. Here is Ram's report for today through February 16th.
After more than 40-years of service to this community, Clyde Adkison retired Friday from the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Did you realize there was a museum of natural history in Murfreesboro? The Earth Experience at 816 Old Salem Road is the only facility of its type in the mid-state. It's open Thursday through Saturday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.
Have you visited the Rutherford County Library System's latest branch--the Technology Engagement Center (TEC) at 306 Minerva Drive. They're getting getting ready to celebrate the 7th birthday of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1417 Belle Oaks Drive just after 8:30 Friday morning.
Despite a brisk wind and temps around 30, the Murfreesboro Art Crawl had a decent turnout. There was not much tarrying around the square, but quick jaunts from place to place.
Do NOT travel roads that have water flowing ove them. BEWARE--there are reports of many area roads that are in this condition.
Now is the time to nominate your favorite locally owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna business for the 2019 Light Up Local Firefly Awards.
If you keep hearing the song "Get A Job" in your mind, then you need to attend GOODWILL INDUSTRY'S "Job Fair" this coming Tuesday, February 12, 2019. It's at Goodwill, 2955 S. Church Street, from 10AM-1PM.
Congratulations to Sergeant Chris Phillips, Sergeant Cameron Adam, Sergeant Bryant Mitchell and Sergeant Robert Palmer.
Officer Gregg Brown retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) on January 31, 2019, after dedicating nearly 17 years of service to the department. His K-9 partner, Juice, also retired after 8-years of service.
Rutherford County Fire Rescue's free "hands only CPR" classes are so popular that according to the county's website, the first four of the seven classes are full.
The 6th Annual Bluebird in the Boro is returning to the Grove in Murfreesboro March 4, 5 and 6.
The gas price roller coaster continues, with the cost of petro dropping 2.5-cents in Tennessee over the past week. Some Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $1.92.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Station 4 at 1321 Medical Center Parkway, beside the Stones River, officially opened with the 7:00 o'clock shift change on Monday morning. At that time, the old fire hall on Jones Boulevard, became a memory.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Bernard Salandy has accepted a job in the private sector. Effective this coming Monday Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh has appointed Capt. Chris Fly to become Deputy Chief of the Adult Detention Center.
Years ago, Scott Austin's parents disrupted his summer fun to take him to Murfreesboro. By his own admission, he didn't appreciate it. Today, he appreciates it a great deal.
The Wings of Hope Widow's Ministry has its February meeting at noon this coming Monday (2/4/2019) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (1267 Rutherford Boulevard).
Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is always looking out for Murfreesboro motorists. Here are Ram's areas that might have congestion issues today through February 9, 2019.
A joint operation involving Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local authorities has resulted in the arrest of an Old Hickory man on drug-related charges involving heroin and fentanyl.
There was a multi-vehicle crash on Thompson Lane around 6:00 o'clock Saturday night in front of Siegel Elementary School.
An ceremonial event Friday in MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center welcomed girls into the Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Wilbur the Pig has passed away as a result of cancer. The news from John L. Batey at Batey Farms in the Blackman community.
It was another "standing room only" BUSINESS AT ITS BEST luncheon in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. In fact, there was a lengthy waiting list for tickets.
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening and approved a land swap with New Vision Baptist Church on Thompson Lane. This is part of a roadway extension from Vanderbilt's facility being built on Garrison Drive.
Gas prices in Tennessee are drifting lower again, after rising 6 cents last week. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week with regular gas at $2.00 per gallon.
There is something about a book... a real book and not an electronic book. With more on this subject, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...
On Monday night Greenhouse Ministries celebrated a milestone. Supporters gathered at Murfreesboro First Presbyterian Church to share memories, love and wonderful stories--and especially to thank Cliff and Jane Sharp.
First Presbyterian Church in downtown Murfreesboro held its 20th annual Chili Cook-off and Brownie Bake-Off Sunday night with the chili winner moving on to compete in a county-wide HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.
The Friends of Linebaugh Library group enjoyed ther annual membership luncheon on Saturday at the Murfreesboro Woman's Club. Author Phyllis Gobbell was the guest speaker.
"Some days are warmer, some days are cold", that's Tennessee weather for you. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran says construction projects ebb and flow with the mercury. Here are potential problem spots today through February 2, 2019.
For those wanting to volunteer or to learn about how to prune grapevines, there will be opportunities to join MTSU's Tony Johnston and others for the next five Saturdays at the Rutherford County UT Extension at Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro.
Insurance Group of America has given a significant boost to MTSU's new professional sales program with a $100,000 sponsorship that funds a new office to increase student outreach and internship opportunities.
At 3:45 Thursday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police received word of a domestic situation in the 100 block of Arnold Lane near Rutherford Boulevard. 29-year old Andrew Tennyson was arrested.
A comedian who has transformed his disability into a career is bringing his act to MTSU. Samuel J. Comroe, a former finalist on the NBC reality television series "America's Got Talent," will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Student Union Ballroom. No admission--it's FREE!
The 13th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation was held Friday night in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.
Murfreesboro City Schools in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University will host its first Club Marvel event of 2019 this Saturday morning from 9:00 until noon at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane.
Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, a construction crew hit a gas main while digging on the roadside, across from Siegel Middle School. Middle School students were taken next door to Siegel High. At the end of the day, parents picked them up there. Siegel Middle School will be OPEN FRIDAY!
All day Thursday, a vacant ranch-style brick home on Singer Road was covered by teams of Tennessee National Guard members from the 45th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.
Here's an update on the deceased woman found last Thursday night near the railroad tracks behind Mayday Brewery.
The Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood, especially type O.
Here in Murfreesboro gas prices showed a one-cent increase from the previous week with regular gas at $1.88. But AAA forecasts that prices could rise another 3-5 cents this week, due to recent strength in the oil market and rising wholesale gasoline prices. The average price for gasoline in Tennessee is $2.01 per gallon.
A breezy 30-degree day did not reduce the impact of Murfreesboro's Martin Luther King, Jr Day march from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center at noon on Monday.
Thank goodness the Habitat for Humanity home renewal work done on MLK, Jr. Day at 712 East State Street was mostly interior.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast will be at MTSU's James Union Building at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 26, 2019.
Winter weather and traffic around construction sites could become a challenge. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of possible problem areas for today through January 26, 2019.
Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2019 Teachers of the Year. The system-level teachers are Sarah Chumney from Cason Lane Academy and Dana Stem from Bradley Academy.
Golf Department Shop Manager Christopher Randolph has been named STARS award recipient for January 2019. Last month he took immediate action on a life-threatening illness of an Old Fort Golf Club patron.
Wedding Dresses Through The Decades is now open every day through March 3, 2019 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to 23 current or former Tennesseans, non were for residents from Rutherford County.
MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sorority will host a candlelight vigil honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Student Union Ballroom at 6:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening. Dr. Aaron Treadwell will deliver the keynote address.
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.
Major renovations, changes and improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will be unveiled in an open house from 9:00-11:00AM Tuesday morning, January 29, 2019.
The Smyrna Rotary Club continues plans to create an all-inclusive facility in the Lee Victory Park at 110 Sam Ridley Parkway East in Smyrna.
At the stroke of noon Saturday, Bill Lee became Tennessee's 50th governor during a ceremony inside the War Memorial Auditorium.
The Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation's "12th Annual Rutherford Society Gala" was held Saturday night in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Greenhouse Ministries is celebrating its 20th anniversary. They are also offer programs on mentoring, goal setting, and marriage to everyone in the community.
The local AMAZING SHAKE competition wrapped-up Thursday with fifth grade Rutherford County elementary school students Veronica Babbitt and Madeline Heaton winning. They head to Atlanta next month for the nationals!
On Thursday night (1/17/2019) the Murfreesboro City Council adopted on first reading an increase in the Hotel/Motel occupancy tax from 2.5 percent to 5.0 percent per stay.
Around 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, Murfreesboro City Police responded to a wooded area behind Mayday Brewery where they found the body of a deceased female.
The 45-foot C-SPAN bus was alive with communication wizardry as it stopped at MTSU Wednesday. The day's adventure placed MTSU students and community leaders only a touch screen away from the more than 247,000 hours of content of that TV network's vast video library.
Some drugs that would have likely ended-up in Rutherford County have been stopped by the arrests of 12 persons in nearby Franklin County on a variety of drug-related charges.
This coming Monday Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Hands on Nashville for a house rehab project in Murfreesboro as a special MLK Day.
The Rutherford County Agricultural Extension Service reminds farmers that before you apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in 2019, you must first attend an approved dicamba-specific training.
At 8:37PM Tuesday night (1/15/2019) the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 2.8 magnitude quake at a depth of 7.4 Km. That is a very light tremor, but it occurred near Shelbyville and residents in Murfreesboro reported feeling it.
African American exhibits, cuisine, and much more will be featured Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 4:30PM, as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center celebrate The African American Cultural Celebration.
Well known television news reporter Larry Flowers has agreed to serve as public information officer (PIO) for the Murfreesboro Police Department. In addition, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue's PIO Ashley McDonald has been promoted to assistant public information officer serving in the City Manager's office.
MTSU English Professor Elyce Rae Helford has cancelled the film noir series due to a schedule conflict.
Oil prices rising and so is the cost of gas. The average price of gas in Tennessee increased 3 cents in the past four days, but it jumped 25-cents in Murfreesboro. Some discounters started the week at $1.94 per gallon here in the 'Boro--NOT the lowest price in the state.
State Senators Dawn White and Shane Reeves announced that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a $2-million grant for improvements at the Murfreesboro Airport.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a three-story house fire at 831 Banner Drive around 6:30 Sunday morning.
This coming Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30PM the Smyrna Rotary Club will hold a community meeting at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. Plans for an all-inclusive playground at Lee Victory Park will be presented. It allows people of all ages and abilities to play together.
Remember the old song, "First you say you do and then you don't." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran equates that to Tennessee weather, and that impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's how it looks today through January 19th.
The C-SPAN Bus is on a "Southern Swing, and it will be in Murfreesboro this coming Wednesday, January 16, 2019. C-SPAN's award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus will visit Middle Tennessee State University to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials.
Congratulations to Brenda Kiskis Elliott who has retired from years of service as the program coordinator at the St. Clair Street Senior Center.
Extra! Extra! Disney's Newsies - the film, turned Tony Award-winning Broadway show, kicked off the 2019 season at The Center for the Arts and continues now through January 27, 2019.
Learn everything from Medicare to Master Gardeners now at the Linebaugh Public Library.
Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Thursday night, Smyrna police answered a call for a two vehicle fatal crash near the entrance to Jefferson Springs Recreation Area.
The federal government's shutdown requires SNAP recipients to file paperwork by the end of the business day this coming Monday.
The Red Cross is definitely in need of blood, but External Communications Manager for Blood Tiffany Taylor told WGNS that a general e-mail describing an "emergency alert" for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region should be changed to "urgent need".
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The American holiday honors the life and achievements of this influential civil rights leader.
A broad coalition of community volunteers gathered Wednesday evening at the Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro to launch the Rutherford Arts Alliance.
SportsCom's Superintendent Bart Fite welcomed a record number of jumpers to the 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (1/5/2019) at the Boro Beach.
Here's a worth resolution, GIVE LIFE! It's as easy as giving blood or platelets to the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross, 501 Memorial Boulevard.
Begin the New Year with a chance to get healthier, meet great friends and travel the world. Come to a free Cripple Creek Clogger' rehearsal and practice session at 4:15 Sunday afternoon, January 13, 2019, in the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center.
It is now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores on Sundays. Legislation sponsored by Bill Ketron during his term as state senator went into effect at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning, January 6, 2019.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the fatal hit and run on Saturday, December 29, 2018, involving a female pedestrian on I-24 near the Almaville Road exit.
Smyrna Police continue their investigation into silver SUV that flipped over a guard rail early Sunday morning on Sam Ridley Parkway near Blair Road.
Back on regular construction schedule, and Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to expect issues now through January 12th for local motorists.
Leah Gongora-Rodriguez, 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long, was the Smyrna community's first baby of the new year and was born at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.
Linebaugh is pleased to host Momentum Seminars on Thursday, January 31, at 6:30 pm for a special team-building workshop. Space is available to the first 20 who sign-up and the workshop is free.
Kick start your New Year's resolutions by plunging into Sports*Com's outdoor pool on the first Saturday in January, which happens to be THIS SATURDAY.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' BUSINESS AT IT'S BEST is set for 11:30 Thursday morning, January 31, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-members.
A routine traffic stop on the MTSU campus Wednesday evening lead to a drug arrest and 14 pounds of marijuana confiscated.
The Old Fort Park was the site of the Mayor's NEW YEAR'S DAY 5k here in Murfreesboro. The 11:00 o'clock morning start time may have also helped to encourage a good turnout.
There was a tribute honoring Dan Whittle at the Smyrna Public Library on Wednesday.
The plunge at the pump continues into the New Year, and Murfreesboro again has the cheapest gas in the Volunteer State with some local discounters offering regular petro for $1.73 per gallon.
A shooting in Murfreesboro is being investigated by detectives. Reports indicate the incident unfolded in the area of Greystone Apartments on West Lokey Avenue Saturday night.
Effective January 14, 2019 Mindy Barrett will become the new branch supervisor at the Myrtle Glanton Lord branch in the Patterson Park Community Center.
The New Year brings the 72nd anniversary for your GOOD NEIGHBOR STATION--WGNS. John Hood shares some early memories.
In response to a petition and litigation from conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized protection for the trispot darter fish under the Endangered Species Act. More than 180 miles of river were also proposed for protection as critical habitat for this fish.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol needs help from the public in gathering information about a deceased woman found in a ditch on I-24 near Almaville Road.
The 12th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation is set for Friday evening, January 25, 2019 at MTSU. The honoree is the late Doug Young.
Each of Tennessee's 95 counties experienced lower unemployment in November 2018 according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Plus, Rutherford tied for the second lowest unemployed county in the Volunteer State.
Branches Counseling Center at 1102 Dow St., is presenting a FREE workshop for pastors and church leaders on "Building the Capacity to Become a Recovery-Friendly Congregation." RSVP now.
The Murfreesboro City School Superintendent feels "local control" is important, but we have "less local control" than ever.
Don't trash your Christmas tree in the landfill, recycle it back to nature. There are drop-off sites in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne.
Being homeless is rough on sub-freezing nights, but especially on CHRISTMAS EVE. The Cold Patrol is helping the local homeless population.
If you shop around, you'll find Tennessee's best buy on gas in the 'Boro. Some discounters started the week at $1.75 per gallon.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has confirmed that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in ten wild deer, abnd have implemented emergency rules.
One person was killed in a 3-vehicle fatal crash in front of Middle Tennessee Christian School on Memorial Boulevard. It occurred at 10:10AM Christmas eve morning.
Four recent MTSU graduates were commissioned as U.S. Army second lieutenants Friday during a formal ceremony in the Tom H. Jackson Building's Cantrell Hall.
MTSU graduate student Joshua Reid finds himself in select company this academic year. The 26-year old Murfreesboro resident is one of 18 people from across the U.S. to be named a BioTAP Scholar for 2018-2019.
When you see blue lights, it's not always bad news. The Heart of Tennessee is again filled with the Spirit of Christmas--thanks to a Secret Santa.
Now that the St. Clair Street Senior Center is a part of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, expanded hours will come into effect with the New Year!
Smyrna Police need the public's help in identifying two subjects who are suspected of burglarizing homes in Smyrna. They were driving what appears to be an older model Ford Escape.
The UT Extension Service is offering a free "HOPS AND HEMP INFORMATIONAL MEETING" on Tuesday, January 29th, at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Boulevard. Space is limited, reserve your seat now.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is offering a Christmas "dream come true" for many families.
Shortly before 6:30 Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 8, Ladder 1, and Engines 3 and 4 responded to a garage fire at a home located at 1143 Woods Edge Drive.
Smyrna Police Officer James Hicks received a 10-day unpaid suspension and demoted after an investigation into him racially profiling a teenager. Additional training is now required for the officer.
Around 5:45 Friday evening, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to fire in a two-story town house at 1036 Silver Point Drive.
Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long is all smiles as public support enabled the arts group to raise most of the funds to qualify for a matching donation.
A sleigh was spotted flying from the top of the Murfreesboro City Hall and on-lookers indicate the jolly driver looked remarkably like Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran.
MTSU Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a hit and run driver whose photo was captured on surveillance video in the Greenland Drive parking lot on Tuesday, January 18, 2018.
MTSU shutting down for the holidays starting this coming Monday. MTSU will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, university officials announced. The university will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and resume normal business hours.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office's SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network) is spreading Christmas cheer throughout the community.
Can you imagine the shock of ending up on the floor Thursday morning after your bed was moved by the impact of a pickup truck that slammed into the front of your home.
Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce the addition of NICView cameras to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital this week. NICView cameras are a 24/7 webcam streaming service added to the NICU, allowing patients and their families to view their infant through a secure, online portal.
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
"It is not too late to write your Letter to Santa this Christmas," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
After 35 years in the Army National Guard and eight years as the first woman to serve as Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder is retiring.
The deadline for Special Kids' year-end $200,000 goal for the HOPE DRIVE is fast approaching.
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic welcomes Dr. John C. Lee, D.O., to their Internal and Family Medicine Department.
If the upcoming end of the year finds you in a contemplative mood about New Year's resolutions and how to improve your life, you're probably more than ready to say goodbye to 2018.
At 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, TrustPoint Hospital's ribbon cutting ushered-in a new level of medical services here in the Heart of Tennessee.
Here in the Volunteer State gas prices dropped another 5 cents last week, and could move even lower this week, because of additional declines in the price of oil. Several discounters started the week in Murfreesboro with regular gas at $1.83 per gallon. Again, the 'Boro has the cheapest gas in the state.
What's happening at the different branches of our Rutherford County Library System? During this Christmas and New Year season, the agenda is filled with fun.
MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss has been hanging with the season's big shots. You can't get much better than spending time with Snoopy of Charlie Brown fame.
Officials with Middle Tennessee State University and China's Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine signed an agreement on Monday solidifying their ties with regard to cooperative research of agricultural residues and traditional medicine.
"Extra, Extra--Read All About It"--Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long told WGNS that they have almost met phase one's goals of funding renovations at the West College Street complex.
Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave our lives together and explore "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" at Oaklands Mansion from January 19 through March 3, 2019.
Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he won't seek re-election in 2020.
In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The Main Parks & Recreation Office, Cannonsburgh Village, and Bradley Academy will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In observance of the New Year's Day holiday, Murfreesboro offices and some recreational facilities will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
The Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell and staff were awarded the 2018 Excellence in Operations award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers.
Don and Melanie Alexander are helping SPECIAL KIDS by pledging to match up to $10,000 in donations received through (today) Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before Christmas, when there will be a major slow-down in road projects. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists that crews will be working to stay on schedule and that may cause traffic challenges today through December 22nd.
Helen Dam was receiving therapy when she told them that she wanted to check out and go home. One of Murfreesboro's cheerleaders and encouragers passed away Friday morning.
1,700 new Blue Raider alumni were created Saturday with the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.
A record turnout at noon on Saturday, as over 1,300 tombstones marked with Wreaths Across America at the Stones River National Battlefield.
Early Saturday morning, a pedestrian was attempting to cross I-24 in the vicinity of Old Fort Parkway (mile marker 78), when he was hit and killed by a vehicle.
Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh spread Christmas joy to kids on Saturday with a fun shopping spree at Target on the Old Fort Parkway.
If you're a regular WGNS' listener, you've probably caught Dave Ramsey as he shares how to get "debt free" and stay that way. Take his course for FREE at the Linebaugh Library starting January 10, 2019.
There was standing room only Thursday evening as the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra held its "Christmas At The Movies" concert in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary on West Thompson Lane.
Around 5:40 Tuesday night, Grundy County Sheriff's Department Investigator Larry Sims was dragged by a vehicle while trying to detain a man Tuesday night in neighboring Coffee County.
Two earthquakes shook parts of East Tennessee Wednesday morning. They occurred a half-hour apart and were 30-miles distance from each other.
MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss shares his thoughts on some of those so called "Nigerian scams".
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is now making a vertical expansion at their Medical Center Parkway campus. Three additional floors and 72 beds are being added to the west patient tower of the hospital. That totals an additional 60,000 square feet.
Gas prices in Tennessee continue to fall. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.92 per gallon. Later that afternoon, prices collapsed another nickle to $1.87 per gallon.
Those attending the 2018 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Christmas Parade enjoyed some very creative entries.
How do you feel? Many Tennessee residents are suffering from flu symptoms!
With temps around 40-degrees and a wintry mix of rain and snow, the 16th annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's "Hotcakes and Holly" pancake breakfast united hundreds in what has become a Christmas tradition in Murfreesboro. It is held in the old gym at Middle Tennessee Christian School on Memorial Boulevard at East MTCS Drive.
With temps in the 40s, crowds packed around the east side of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse at 6:00 o'clock Friday evening to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus.
A longtime talent on WGNS passed away Friday morning at NHC Rehab Center here in Murfreesboro. Sophie Tipton Haislip performed regularly on WGNS with her first husband, the late Carl Tipton and the Mid State Playboys.
A wintry blast, mixed with sleigh bells--often creates traffic challenges. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where you might like to avoid between today and December 15, 2018.
Jay Strobino was shot 13 times in one-on-one combat with an enemy soldier while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2006. The right side of his body -- leg, forearm, lung, chest and neck -- were riddled with bullets.
A tanker hauling food grain caught fire on I-24 at mile maker 70, which is the Almaville Road exit. The driver of the big rig was killed in the crash.
Overall Creek Elementary is serving as the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative host school. Friday's event will introduce cohort members to resource-based thinking and help facilitate solutions development for regional STEM education challenges in West, Middle, and East Tennessee.
"The Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House is a wonderful Christmas tradition held each year on the first Friday in December," said director Sharon DeBoer. "We are grateful this Christmas season for all of our loyal supporters and this is our way of showing them how much they are appreciated."
This Saturday the Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR), the American Red Cross, and volunteers from Kittrell VFD, Lascassas VFD will canvass local neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms for residents.
Governor Elect Bill Lee has named MTSU alumnus Dr. Charles "Charlie" Hatcher to the governor's cabinet as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "Out of all the news about the discussions that the President of the United States and the President of China is that the agreement to schedule deadly fentanyl as a controlled substance will save thousands of American lives."
A local church is helping to make cold days for tolerable to needy individuals, thanks to their WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY.
Reports indicate that the non-profit shelter "ROOM IN THE INN" is about to open and again offer shelter to area homeless individuals and families.
On Thursday, November 29, the Rutherford County School Board approved the construction of a turf field at Blackman High School. It will honor the late Bart Smith.
Gas prices in Tennessee now average the lowest of 2018. Sunday's state average of $2.24 is 10 cents less than a week ago, and the lowest daily average price since December. Here in Murfreesboro, one discounter started the week by offering regular gas at $1.91 per gallon, and several began with gas less than $2 per gallon.
La Vergne Police Sergeant Bob Hayes reports that the Ford Fusion and Jeep Patriot taken Sunday have been recovered, but the suspects are still at large.
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday and police report that just before noon, two unidentified black males and 1 unidentified black female drove into the parking lot of La Vergne's Walmart at 5511 Murfreesboro Road.
Around 4:20PM Sunday afternoon, Smyrna Police received a call of a stolen silver 4-door Acura speeding away from the Valero Market at the corner of Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley Parkway. In the back seat was a child in a restraint seat.
The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade begins at 2:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon (12/9/2018). MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth are the Grand Marshals. This year's parade is being dedicated to the memory of its coordinator, Angie Heydel Walker, who was killed November 6, 2018, when a tornado hit the Christiana community.
The 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, passed away Friday night at the age of 94.
Everyone's rushing during the holiday season. Some are shopping and others are trying to finish a project on time. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer notes the two don't always mix well together. Here are Ram's areas to avoid today through December 8th.
The Rutherford County Chapter of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities is planning to mark a 126-year-old structure in Downtown Murfreesboro. The new marker is scheduled to be unveiled at 305 N Highland Avenue on Monday, December 10th at noon.
Many of the brightest young minds in chemistry from high schools across the region participated in the recent MTSU Department of Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The top two finishers were from Murfreesboro.
State Senator Shane Reeves is having the First Annual FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM LUNCHEON at 11:30AM this coming Wednesday morning at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike.
From 4:00 to 8:00PM Saturday evening sprinkles along with temps in the low 60s brought huge crowds to the opening hours of the 35th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES.
Murfreesboro has climbed a little further up "the ladder of success", and the TSSA (Tennessee State Soccer Association) has awarded the soccer championship to be located here. Earlier in November, Mayor Shane McFarland noted that the facility would be added to the Siegel Soccer Park if the bid was won.
Corporate America just doesn't get it. In essence, a community is mourning the soon to die Reeves-Sain Drug Store with its demise scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The closing has never been for a lack of business.
Tennessee gas prices are approaching their lowest levels of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters opened the week at $2.01 per gallon. That gives the CHEAPEST GAS AWARD again to Murfreesboro.
SIMPLY PURE SWEETS at 118 N. Walnut Street becomes the WGNS BIRTHDAY CLUB site starting this coming Monday, November 26, 2018.
MTSU President, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee are the grand marshals of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The parade begins at 2:00PM and its theme is "A Christmas Story".
The MTSU Schola Cantorum, Middle Tennessee Choral Society, MTSU Meistersingers and the First Methodist Adult Choir will blend their voices at 7:30 Tuesday night in a community musical performance of carols, holiday anthems and portions of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane.
Consolidated Utility District (CUD) is partnering with area nonprofits and charities to promote giving that benefits residents of Rutherford County. Two of the three opportunities are represented by collection boxes located inside the utility's lobby at 709 New Salem Highway.
Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent. Remember, the application deadline is about a week away.
When it comes to sandwiches, it's what's between the bread that counts! The same is true with BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY. The "between" is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
Murfreesboro garbage pickup on the Friday after Thansgiving remains the same.
The writer of the Christmas classic "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", must have been thinking about Murfreesboro.
The eastbound lanes of 840 at Exit 55 (Broad Street) were blocked by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement for several hours Monday night and early Tuesday morning due to a semi-truck fire.
Tourism is growing locally, and with holiday events at area hotels, the university and historic sites, tourists will be increasing in numbers during Christmas and New Years.The chamber is offering FREE tourism training on December 4, 2018, but space is limited.
Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Tennessee dropped another 8 cents last week. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week at $2.17 per gallon (11/19/2018).
Lots happening at the Linebaugh Public Library System.
In the thick of bumper to bumper evening traffic, a two vehicle crash occured in the outbound lane of the Old Fort Parkway around 5:00 o'clock Monday evening. This was in front of Stones River Mall.
MTSU is again seeking nominations for the "unsung heroes" throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university's Black History Month celebration.
An old song told about "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be doing that with a four-day Thanksgiving break this coming Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 21-24, 2018).
Local Airbnb facilities here in Murfreesboro have hosted 1,100 guests during this season's MTSU football games. Officials says that added another $75,000 to the local economy.
Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.
STEM educators and industry leaders paint a bright future -- job- and salary-wise -- for the coming generation of students wanting to consider and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.
NewsRadio WGNS has learned that Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a home fire at 2448 Janell Court just before 6:00 Saturday morning.
The sunshine enjoyed by everyone on Friday helped encourage residents to bring frozen turkeys by Greenhouse Ministries all day to enable others to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.
This is a milestone year, the Stones River Craft Association's ART STUDIO TOUR celebrates it 25th anniversary this weekend. Eight local studios are open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.
On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.
Winter has hit hard and the East Main Street Church of Christ are again conducting their Winter Coat Giveaway to the community on Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 from 9:00AM to noon.
On Wednesday morning Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital officially launched construction of a project that will add three additional floors to the west patient tower.
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage after a significant shortfall in donations in September and October. Please give "the gift of life" at the Murfreesboro Red Cross, 501 Memorial Boulevard.
Fuel prices are plunging. Crude oil dove to 8-month lows last week, which means the slump at the pump should continue. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week with regular gas at $2.24 per gallon.
Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Monday morning (11/12/2018), Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue answered a structure fire call to Jamison Steel at 1532 Sarah Court.
At 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning, there was a fly-over at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center that took place immediately after the presentation of colors and the playing of our National Anthem. This was all a part of the Annual Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.
The Department of Management and the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the MTSU Jones College of Business invites the campus community and the public to hear a series of inspiring speakers this coming Monday through Thursday during the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Murfreesboro Police rushed to South Rutherford Boulevard around 5:30 Friday afternoon in response to a serious crash The accident was about halfway between South Church and the Manchester Pike.
The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) recently approved Saint Thomas Health's Certificate of Need application to develop a freestanding 76 bed behavioral health hospital.
It's with great sadness we report the passing of Angie Walker in the Tuesday morning tornado that occurred in Christiana.
Suddenly around 6:07AM Monday morning the lights went out in parts of the 'Boro. Murfreesboro Electric crews scrambled to the Riverview area to determine what caused the loss of electricity.
Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 1, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always, the historic Oaklands Mansion.
MTSU's Friday night football battle included the 37th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces with the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to Jeff Davidson. And the Blue Raider 29 to 10 victory over Western Kentucky made the evening even better!
Smyrna Police need the public's help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a fraud at Franklin Synergy Bank in Smyrna.
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.
Saturday was a sunny and 60-degree day for the 11th Annual Cookin' To Build around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The popular food event raises money for Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity to help build safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for low-income families across Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating a second shooting in one day. On Friday evening, police rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where a man was being treated for a gunshop wound.
Here's an update on the shooting that occurred just before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Eclipse Barber Shop in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center at 810 NW Broad Street.
WGNS has your chance to win a pair of season tickets to every MTSU men's and women's basketball regular season game at the Murphy Center.
Groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Pediatric Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center took place at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon. The site is on Garrison Drive, across from the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, behind New Vision Baptist Church.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a two-story house fire at 3431 Hamberton Circle just after 9:30 Sunday night.
The weekly stats from AAA show the average price of gasoline in the Volunteer State is $2.59 per gallon. Some 'Boro discounters started the new week with regular gas selling for $2.43.
The pilot whose plane crashed just beyond the Murfreesboro Airport's runway barrier fence around noon on Sunday has been identified as Robert Kinney of Hendersonville.
Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
Wet and cool, that's a sure sign of changing seasons. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of another sign, traffic jams at construction sites as crews rush to beat winter woes.
Shortly before midnight on Friday (10/26/2018), culprits broke into a Chevy Camaro in The Vinyards subdivision in Smyrna.
Fall was in the air Saturday with the 42nd Annual Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street. The popular free community gather of crafts, art, music, food and a look at this community two centuries ago.
Sprinkles with temps around 50 did not deter animal lovers from bringing their canine and feline family to Beesley Animal Foundation at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard for the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Pets.
Hands-on learning opportunities for Rutherford County middle-school students gave STEM experience at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna. The event was intended to expose those students to career pathways that may lead to high-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering and math -- commonly known as STEM.
The "Time Machine" will turn back 33-years on Monday and transform you to Toot's Good Food & Fun restaurant at 860 NW Broad Street at Medical Center Parkway. That's where this new concept in family eateries opened.
Smyrna Police need your help in locating 18-year old James Gaines. An aggravated assault warrant has been issued in connection with a Friday shooting on Suzanne Way.
Because of the light sprinkles and temps in the mid 50's, the 6th Annual Rutherford County Government Chili Cookoff was held inside the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on Friday. All proceeds went to United Way.
Tourism in Rutherford County is exploding along with the population. Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder Steve Cates told WGNS that the draw of the group's INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST has enabled them to firm the three guest groups for the June, 2019 event. Folk troupes from England, Czech Republic and Mexico will perform here.
THIS SATURDAY: The 2nd Annual Open House and Blessing of the Pets will be on Saturday, October 27th at the Beesley Animal Foundation from 9:30am-11:30am. The Beesley Animal Clinic and Beesley Animal Foundation are located at 2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd, Murfreesboro.
This Saturday evening, Murfreesboro residents will have an opportunity to meet city and county elected officials in a "non-partisan atmosphere that is family-friendly". MURFREESBORO VOTES will be 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday night at SportsCom, 2310 Memorial Boulevard at DeJarnette Lane.
Dispose of your unused prescription medications safely by dropping the drugs off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro or TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
Murfreesboro City School's 13th elementary school needs a name. The School Naming Contest is open now through November 16.
Three teams of students form Rutherford County took top honors at the BEST Robotics competition held at David Lipscomb University this past weekend.
Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week by selling regular gas at $2.51 per gallon. That's a drop of 6-cents when compared to last week's local prices.
Are you confused as to what can be recycled and what can't? That will be covered at 7:00 o'clock this Monday night in the RECYCLE RUTHERFORD meeting at the Heritage Center, behind Marina's at 225 West College Street.
Around the lunch hour Sunday, the Azteca Mexican Grill at 301 Northwest Broad Street had a fire in their kitchen's hood system.
The Woman's Club at 221 East College Street here in Murfreesboro continues fund raising efforts to save the 162 year old historic structure. "Tea At The Taylor's" is set for November 17th.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to Saudi Arabia's claims regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post.
Ths time of the year bring wet and cool weather, which is a wake-up call to construction crews to do double-time and finish the job before winter sets-in. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid in Murfreesboro now through October 27, 2018.
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.
Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 50s greets Blue Raider enthusiasts for the "Mixer On Main Parade Watching Party" at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning on the lawn of MTSU President Sidney McPhee's home. It was topped with a Blue Raider victory: MTSU 21 - University of NC Charlotte 13.
If you have not visited Oaklands Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue, you need to begin this coming Monday evening. From 5:30 to 7:00PM, the Oaklands Annual Membership Meeting takes place with an open house. The 1800's plantation home will be dressed for mourning. Learn the customs and traditions of the south during the Victorian era.
The 2019 Rutherford Society Capital Campaign Kick-Off was held Saturday night at the Stones River Country Club. British autistic musical savant Derek Paravicini will offer a piano concert at the Embassy Suites on Saturday evening, January 19, 2019.
It's MTSU Homecoming weekend, and approximately 40 new Golden Raiders Society members from the class of 1968 were inducted at a special luncheon Friday in the Sam Ingram Building.
A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee who enabled two inmates to escape last Wednesday was suspended for two weeks without pay from October 19-30, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Deputy Beth Miles was also placed on probation one year.
It was 2:10 early Wednesday morning (10/17/2018) when a Murfreesboro police officer was conducting a patrol check in a South Church Street parking lot. A car occupied by two persons fled the scene upon the officer approaching the car, hitting the officer as it sped toward I-24.
Check under the sofa or in the top of the closet, there may be a forgotten library book there. If overdue fines are keeping you from using the public library, you can turn in the old books and pay fines with canned food for needy families.
International Moon Observation Night will take place at the TEC (Technology Engagement Center) this Thursday night on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.
Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...
Middle Tennessee State University's President Sidney McPhee said he was very disappointed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's decision Monday to deny the proposed transfer of Valparaiso University's School of Law to the Murfreesboro campus.
Gas prices declined a nickle over the weekend and that trend should continue this week. Some discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $2.57 per gallon. That keeps Murfreesboro with the "lowest gas prices" in Tennessee.
The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.
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.
Life returned to the tiny hamlet of Milton Saturday (10/13/2018) with The Gathering at Milton.
FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.
It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.
The cold front from Hurricane Michael dropped the mercury and temps fell to the daytime 50s. Construction crews are on alert to make-up lost time before it gets colder. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid between today and October 20th.
MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.
Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.
A cross section of the community around Twin Oaks Drive came together Saturday afternoon for a TOWN HALL MEETING on Hate Crimes at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Friday night was robust with the feel of fall around the historic downtown district as the 'Boro Art Crawl, ghost tours, live production of Jekyl and Hyde at the Center for the Arts, unique retailers--all coupled with temps in the upper 50s...that brought crowds to stroll the Murfreesboro square.
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.
As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon...
CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.
We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.
The 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Middle Tennessee Christian School is providing students with a new type of classroom. It's called the SEEKER SPACE, a collaborative setting where students can meet for making, learning, sharing and exploring while seeking God, seeking creation, and seeking the truth. It is one of the first of its kind to open in Rutherford County.
16-units at the Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive in Smyrna burned Monday night. The local Red Cross is helping those displaced families. They also have an ERV enroute to the Hurricane Michael area.
The Game Stop Store on Nissan Boulevard in Smyrna fell victim to a robbery, and it was captured on surveillance video.
You never know what tomorrow will bring. This past June, Paramedic Lennie Fabian was enjoying a vacation with his family in Florida, when the 30-year Rutherford County EMS worker contracted an infection that infected his spinal cord. Now, this once active and very fit individual was unable to walk and is paralyzed from his chest down.
The Murfreesboro City Council is having a two-hour workshop session at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning in the council chambers. The public is welcome to attend.
Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 6th general election must register to vote by this coming Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Murfreesboro gas prices increased 8-cents to $2.62 per gallon. Across the state regular gas jumped 6-cents to a state average of $2.69 per gallon. That's 9 cents more than a month ago, and 29 cents more than this time last year.
Under a program called Purple Heart Homes, local roofer Tim Leeper is providing a roof for the home of local veteran James Voss.
MTSU will be the center of an in-depth examination of African-American history led by an award-winning author. With the theme of "Slavery, Resistance and Community," the fifth annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will bring scholars from across the country to MTSU Wednesday through Saturday, October 24-27, 2018.
Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown for the hard work and extreme dedication required to graduate college
while working full-time and serving as an elected official.
Sunday brought a milestone for Jerry and Teresa Robinson. Their Golden Anniversary took place in the standing room only family center at Temple Baptist Church on Minerva Drive. This loving couple helped their son, John, birth the Slick Pig Barbecue, and the rest is history.
The weather still feels like summer, but construction crews know cold temps are near. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to forecast potential traffic congestion areas 'Boro motorists might want to avoid now through October 13th.
RUTHERFORD Cable is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Nominations must be made before December 1, 2018 and can be made on-line at www.rutherfordcable.org/athena. There is a $130 nominating fee.
October is the final month for this year's FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). Just as there are fireworks at the end of winning ballgames, there are fun explosions at all of the remaining Tuesdays and Fridays (7AM-noon) FARMERS MARKET events this year.
Across Tennessee gas prices climbed 5 cents last week. In the 'Boro, they exploded UP 19-cents to start the new week at $2.54 for some discounters.
On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.
The feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and as you breathe-in the freshness--you also note cold weather is around the corner. Traffic Director Ram Balachandran says construction crews are focusing on meeting deadlines before winter. Traffic jams around construction is a potential problem. Here are Ram's warnings now through October 6, 2018.
Rutherford County's singing barber Charlie Pitts is back, even stronger and more positive, after suffering a heart attack.
At its regular Thursday evening session, the Murfreesboro City Council approved an engineering services agreement with Brentwood-based Enfinity Engineering, LLC for upgrades to the Natatorium HVAC system at Patterson Park Community Center.
A supporting community packed the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall Tuesday evening to say thank you to Dr. Linda Gilbert. The Tennessee Office of School Superintendents named her the Tennessee school superintendent of the year.
The late Dr. Robert Sanders, local pediatrician, was honored at 1:30 Monday afternoon with a Tennessee Historical Marker unveiled at the Rutherford County Health Department, where he served as director for a quarter of a century.
Gas prices edged lower last week. In fact, one 'Boro discounters started the week at $2.35 per gallon.
Steve Sandlin is not new to Rutherford County government. He served for 24-years on the county commission. But it is a different job, and after 6-days on-the-job, WGNS asked if the newly appointed deputy to the county mayor was surprised?
The Bradyville area of neighboring Cannon County was believed to have had a tornado touch down on Monday (9/24/2018). Officials from The National Weather Service will investigate twisted trees, interview witnesses and access damage to determine whether the damage to several homes was the result of a tornado.
Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.
Now that fall has officially arrived, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are rushing to complete jobs before cold weather sets-in. Here are potential road jam areas to avoid now through September 29th.
Fifteen of the Rutherford County School's facilities have been named Reward Schools. by the Tennessee Department of Education. By the way, Rutherford County Schools' Director Bill Spurlock will have more system news when he is the guest this coming Monday (9/24/2018) on the WGNS Action Line broadcasts (8:10-9:00AM).
Saturday was the first day of fall, and with temps in the 70's--the morning proved to be perfect for the 2018 HEART WALK at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
Proceeds from this annual event help underwrite and this year's goal is $174,000.
Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told NewsRadio WGNS that an adult son was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly killed his father. The murder occurred at their Brookrun Road home.
Around 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a home at 728 Saratoga Drive. Heavy smoke was showing from the second floor as fire-fighters arrived.
Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" comes to the Arts Center of Cannon County in neighboring Woodbury. The drama begins this coming Friday, September 28 and continues through October 13, 2018.
Tammy Sandlin from Murfreesboro will meet with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to discuss the need to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research.
With Dr. Linda Gilbert receiving the 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, the Murfreesboro City School Board is hosting a community reception next Tuesday (9/25/2018) evening from 5:00 to 5:45PM in the Rotunda at the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St.
"Wings & Rings" will benefit Special Olympic athletes from 5:00 to 8:00PM this coming Tuesday night at Toot's Good Food and Fun, 301 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna. The funds raised will help pay expenses for 450 Rutherford County and Murfreesboro school students with disabilities to participate in the annual county bowling tournament in October and the state tournament.
The American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence by providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected. It also needs your blood donations, and there are many opportunities to give "the gift of life" here in Rutherford County. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.
Reports indicate the subject got away with only $400 in cash.
Now through this coming September 17th is CONSTITUTION WEEK. The celebration was started in 1956 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting at the university on Tuesday. The body is exploring the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science.
Tennessee's median household income increased 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year - the fastest growing median household income in the Southeast and the fifth fastest growing in the United States.
The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue swift water rescue teams continue to help South Carolina residents as flood waters rise.
Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Several Murfreesboro discounters opened the week with regular gas at $2.42 per gallon.
Anne Hoke and Associates and Site Engineering Consultants are sponsoring this coming Saturday's Habitat for Humanity's Third Annual BUILD IT FORWARD. In a 5-hour time span, over 100 volunteers will be at the Grove At Williamson Place, across from The Avenue, to build all of the walls for a new Habitat Home.
The swift water rescue teams from Murfreesboro are moving where needed to different South Carolina communities. NewsRadio WGNS spoke with some of our local swift water rescue team members. The water levels are rising, and flooding is expected to worsen.
Rutherford voters can hear from legislative candidates in local races in a two-part event on Monday evening, September 17. First, at 6:00 PM in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, candidates for Tennessee Senate District 13 will appear in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV.
Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.
Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.
A new specialized product has been created by a Murfreesboro entrepreneur. The idea was born when Kim Honeycutt attended a funeral of a close friend, but there was no visitation line and she had never met the deceased person's family.
Downtown on the Farm, presented by Locally Owned Murfreesboro, is a farm-to-table fundraising dinner featuring items sourced from local farms that will be transformed into a culinary adventure by five local chefs.
Approximately forty community leaders boarded a charter bus Saturday morning, and went to Sevierville to learn about Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Composting is keeping 93 per cent of the waste out of that county's landfill. Could it work in Rutherford County?
We're starting to smell fall, especially in the mornings. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes the ushers-in construction crews working to meet deadlines, and traffic jams around those sites. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through September 22.
The remains of 21-year old Middle Tennessee World War II pilot have been recovered. U.S. Navy Ensign Harold P. DeMoss was as a member of Fighting Squadron 100 from Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii.
Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as assistant city attorney.
Providence Christian Academy will begin construction on a new 43,000 square foot building in early 2019. The new building will house 9th- 12th grade classes. It will be located on the current campus on what is currently the wooded area adjacent to the PCA athletic field. The athletic field will remain in its current location.
Remember, St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation's 7th Annual Wine Around The Square is Saturday (9/15/2018) evening from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock on the historic Murfreesboro square.
Around 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County deputies arrested Timothy Lee Brooks Jr. of Columbia. He was wanted for murdering a 2-year-old child.
County Mayor Bill Ketron says we need an answer to our landfill problem, before it is full. He has chartered a bus, and around forty community leaders are touring the compost plant in Sevierville.
Several members of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue deployed Wednesday to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina.
Around 10:00 o'clock Wednesday (9/12/2018) morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, along with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, and members of the Wilson County EMS will deploy from Murfreesboro to assist with Hurricane Florence efforts in South Carolina.
September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society is sponsoring a free and family-friendly Archaeology Day from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Oaklands Park.
It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.
The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.
What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).
Gas prices inched lower over the weekend, as several major storms churn in the Atlantic. Several Murfreesboro discounters start the week with regular gas at $2.43 per gallon. Hurricane Florence is forecast to strike the U.S. east coast, yet gas prices have yet to be impacted.
Greenhouse Ministries Game Day 2018 played to a packed house Monday evening a the Middle Tennessee Expo Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue has been awarded $247,000 in grants. The Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants provide resources to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel.
Just a reminder, Greenhouse Ministries 2018 GAME DAY is this coming Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in an ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY at the College Grove Apartments. Warrants are on file with Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
On Thursday (9/6/2018) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY dedicated the 154th home built in Rutherford County. The home at 415 Douglas Avenue was built by local emergency responders.
Around 9:00 o'clock Friday morning (9/7/2018), Murfreesboro Police rushed to a shooting call at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Eventide Drive. Once on the scene, they found a male victim with gunshot wounds.
There was an unusual two-vehicle fender bender that occurred shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday (9/7/2018) morning on West Main Street, near Front Street.
A Rutherford County Detention Center deputy was terminated Friday after being indicted by the grand jury, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.
Around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a 2-story townhouse fire on Meigs Drive off South Church Street.
UPDATE: On Tuesday 18-year-old Izaiha Deshon Gleaves turned himself in to the booking offic(e at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Several discounters started the week with $2.49 regular gas, but one was a nickel less at $2.44. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon.
A jet skiing accident results in a fatality on Tims Ford Lake Saturday evening.
A Habitat for Humanity home at 415 Douglas Avenue here in Murfreesboro will be dedicated at 4:30 this Thursday afternoon.
The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library at 6:30 Wednesday evening, September 26th. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library and admission is free.
What is the difference between fake news, publicity or gossip? MTSU's School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry L. Burriss, Ph.D., J.D., shares his opinion on actors, sports figures, along with the rich and famous being given media exposure to give views on issues about which they are not experts.
On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at approximately 11:19 P.M. a call of a shooting at 711 North Maney Avenue was received by dispatch.
Murfreesboro Police were called to a second shooting, about 3-hours after investigating a fatality and only a few blocks from the earlier call. At 1:49 Sunday morning a call of a shooting at 618 East Vine Street was received.
The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran encourages motorists to drive carefully during this Labor Day weekend, and to be prepared to stop for stalled traffic in front of you.
MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission are warning consumers to avoid purchasing vehicles advertised through a phony website created and operated by scammers posing as the proprietors of a legitimate Lawrenceburg auto dealer.
Quick work Friday morning restored electricity to approximately 50 customers.
It's the Labor Day weekend and law enforcement officers are looking for persons who are not wearing safety belts or driving impaired. On the water, the authorities are strictly enforcing all boating regulations.
On Thursday evening, September 6, 2018 all LEADERSHIP RUTHERFORD's Alumni and New Class members are encouraged to attend a reception at Pinnacle Financial Partners (114 W. College St.).
Insight Counseling Center's 25th Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser was held Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Advisory Council Chair Rise' Hayes welcomed the every table filled room.
Within a 58-minute period of time, history was again made in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse as a new county mayor was sworn into office along with twenty-one commissioners, heads of departments and a judge.
President of the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro resident and former State Representative Mike Liles delivered a letter to 49th District State Representative Mike Sparks, addressing the procedure taken by the City of Murfreesboro in the recent action with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and New Vision Baptist Church.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is excited to host its first NICU reunion in almost 20 years. It will be from 9:00 to 11:00 o'clock on Saturday morning, September 8, 2018.
Tennessee's economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released by Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
A big rig semi-truck that was donated to the City of Murfreesboro will be utilized by voth the fire department as well as police. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks told WGNS...
General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, Ronnie Martin during a special ceremony at 6:00 o'clock Thursday night (9/6/2018) in the City Hall Rotunda.
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. In the 'Boro one discounter started the week at $2.46 per gallon. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower.
On Monday the City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division--the Community Services Division. This is a part of the reorganizing of the city's administrative structure that is designed to enhance service to residents. They will be the guest on Tuesday morning's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8/28/2018).
The Murfreesboro Evening Rotary Club recently hosted Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna). He addressed "auto emission tests" as well as "wrongful seizure".
Rutherford County School system's first Town Hall meeting for parents is set for the Stewarts Creek cluster on the coming Monday (8/27/2018) afternoon at 5:30PM. Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host the event in the auditorium of Stewarts Creek High School.
At 4:28 Saturday afternoon, Senator John Sidney McCain, III quietly passed away with his wife Cindy and their family by his side. He had served the United State faithfully for over 60-years.
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.
The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.
Working together makes sense, $743,000 was saved by Rutherford and Cannon county residents through United Way's partnership with the FamilyWize prescription discount program. Reports show that $2.2 million was returned to Rutherford and Cannon counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This year also saw the contributions of nearly $3 million in annual support.
The Murfreesboro POLICE BEAT shows several incidences involving vehicles. NewsRadio WGNS reports the incidences to give the public ideas on ways to avoid being a victim.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a "shots fired" call at 1325 Wenlon Drive. Once on the scene, residents told police about an "order of protection" that had been served earlier on a boyfriend at that address.
Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.
Dispatcher Janie Lawrence is officially the first career telecommunicator to retire from the City of Murfreesboro. Lawrence retired in July, just two months shy of 31 years of service.
One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.
Even the smartest run businesses are subject to scams. A well know local firm entered into a contract to purchase new telephones for their multi-story office building, and made a down payment of $17,000.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the break-in and burglary to The Boulevard restaurant. Shortly before 8:00 o'clock Thursday morning, the chief cook found a window broken and entry into the Middle Tennessee Boulevard eatery.
Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.
Motlow State Community College President Michael L. Torrence told Murfreesboro Rotary members on Tuesday that when you total the almost 7,000 students on all campuses, that Rutherford County represents 39.2 per cent of Motlow's total enrollment.
WGNS is always happy to air your commentary. Thom Christy has this weeks audio commentary about our community...
The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Some Murfreesboro discounters started the week at $2.46 per gallon. That's down 4-cents from the previous week, but the same as it was earlier last month.
Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.
Murfreesboro's changing face in restaurants. Over the past year, we've seen well known eateries go while new tastes are offered. It seems that this all began in the 90's when a study indicated that Murfreesboro had one of the highest per capita populations for eating out. Almost as if a magic wand was waved, the flood gate to new cuisinne poured-in.
A few milder days here and there, lets us know we're approaching the ending of summer. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran also warns motorists that it indicates construction crews are speeding-up to finish their projects. That sometime creates traffic jams. Here are areas to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 25th.
Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's SWAT officers were able to persuade a 29-year old man to leave his girlfriend's home on Turner Avenue. This was after a 4-hour standoff.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards levied fines against 3 Rutherford County businesses during the month of July, 2018.
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. Murfreesboro discounters started the week lower, in fact--the 'Boro is back in the "lowest" Tennessee price.
(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police have issued a statement about the Saturday evening stabbing at the Old Fort Park.
More on the Saturday night stabbing in Old Fort Park. A 61-year old man is in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Trauma Center after suffering multiple stab wounds to his head.
Prime construction weather keeps the pedal to the medal for crews. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks active projects and warns motorists of areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through August 18th.
If you've noticed green lights on landmarks across Tennessee this month, there's a good reason why. Green is the color Tennessee has chosen to recognize Child Support Awareness Month.
Around 7:30 Saturday night more than a dozen units from the Murfreesboro Police have rushed to the Old Fort Park where a fight and stabbing is being investigated. The injured male was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt.
One of MTSU's award-winning professors is confident that the university's newest 858 graduates can overcome almost any challenge to reach their goals, thrive and help others if they "keep moving forward."
The 'Boro Art Crawl is having a significant impact on visitors to Historic Downtown Murfreesboro. From 6:00 until 9:00 Friday evening (8/10/2018), the downtown square had families strolling and looking at artwork displayed in the uptown merchants.
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.
The annual Doughboy Challenge is coming up. A representative for General Mills in Murfreesboro stated...
Tennessee Association of Broadcasters is holding its 70th conference at the Embassy Suite in Murfreesboro. Governor Bill Haslam spoke at Wednesday's luncheon. WREG-TV President and General Manager Ron Walter was presented the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, the group's highest honor.
Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.
Popular local writer and broadcaster Dan Whittle along with six other journalists were inducted into the Sixth Annual TENNESSEE JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
Broadcasters from across the Volunteer State are at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center for their Annual Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Conference.
Prices at the pump exploded up 20-center in Murfreesboro, yet are pointing lower again as we move into a new week. Most discounters are offering regular gas at $2.65 per gallon in the 'Boro, but a couple started the week at $2.64.
The Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro held its "2019 Season Reveal" at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (8/4/2018). Champagne was enjoyed by many as you walked into the theatre.
Around 11:10 Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police responded to a stabbing call. Upon arrival officers found a wounded adult male lying in the parking area of 338 Jackson Street.
We're starting to feel the "hint" of a change of season, and that warns construction crews to "speed up". Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that this also can create "traffic challenges". Here are Ram's grid warnings for today through August 11th.
As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.
It's almost time for MTSU's True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students for 2019 and beyond -- and for the first time, the kickoff will be in Rutherford County at MTSU Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and their family members from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and other nearby counties are welcome to attend.
State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.
The Rutherford County Library System has named Ginger Graves as the new Branch Librarian for Smyrna Public Library.
Some construction improvements at the Linebaugh Public Library will result in regular services being closed Saturday through Wednesday, August 25 through 29, 2018. However, Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas said "Patrons can ring the Church Street side service bell and pickup items being held for them."
Donald Anthony is the new director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning Department since 2015.
Individuals are painting their bowls now through October 15th for the 11th Annual Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity Cookin' To Build on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 that morning until 1:30 in the afternoon.
(Murfreesboro) Mainstreet Murfreesboro and the Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association entertained thousands with Friday Night Live, an evening of free music and family fun on the historic square. This event happens on the first Friday of each month during the summer months.
WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."
One of the biggest issues affecting Tennessee is the opioid epidemic. Governor Haslam praised state judges for their efforts in developing and presiding over recovery courts...
The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.
On Tuesday Oakland High School's Art Yasso received Rotary International's highest honor by being made a Paul Harris Fellow during the Murfreesboro Rotary Club's luncheon at the Stones River Country Club.
Gas prices rose 2 cents nationwide last week, as prices in the southeast face upward pressure. Wholesale gasoline prices rose 8 cents in Florida and Georgia, and 7 cents in Tennessee.
A Sunday evening family cookout ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.
Around 3:00 o'clock this past Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a car vs bicycle crash on the New Salem Highway at Pusher Place. The bicyclist later died at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
The Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association concludes its 50th Annual Conference Tuesday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Murfreesboro was again honored to have been the host city for this event that event began this past Saturday and covers information about new techniques in fire fighting.
"Rutherford County is emerging as an arts and cultural heritage community celebrating a broad spectrum of creative expressions," says Andrea Loughry, Murfreesboro arts advocate and vice chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission.
In neighboring Nashville, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency along with Metro Police are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identity and location of the individual pictured in connection with a federal firearms investigation.
Tis the season to be constructing, and that also creates traffic jams. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 4th.
There was an early blaze around 4:00AM Saturday morning at 1319 Dodd Trail. That home is near the Stones River Greenway and Cason Lane Trailhead.
The Murfreesboro NAACP Branch and the Murfreesboro-Rutherford Youth Council are sponsoring their annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the James Union Building, MTSU campus. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for 22 years and under. A table of 8 is $380.00.
The Southern Girls Rock Camp again gave young aspiring musicians a chance to showcase their musical and arts talents for a 16th year at Middle Tennessee State University.
Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Rishi Saxena for a seminar on planning for retirement. It begins at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night, August 14, 2018.
The Rutherford County Public Library System's new Technology Engagement Center officially opens this Wednesday. The 5,492 square foot facility is located at 306 Minerva Drive, on campus with Hobgood Elementary School and behind the fire hall on Mercury Boulevard.
Five MTSU professors have been honored for their excellence in helping students learn by doing. Congratulations to Michelle Boyer-Pennington, Robert Gordon, Lucy Matthews, Hanna Park, and Ben Stickle.
The local Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. They particularly need donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.
With temps in the 70s and a gentle breeze, it was a perfect night for Main Street's "The Summer Party" at the historic Lively House at 746 East Main Street.
A gas leak was reported Thursday morning at 635 Old Christiana Road. When units from the Christiana Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue arrived, it was learned that a bush hog had struck a 500 gallon underground propane tank.
RUTHERFORD Cable is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and all five five founders will be honored at the group's August 14th meeting, and Founder Rebecca Climer is the keynote speaker.
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.
If you were traveling across the Walter Hill Bridge between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon, you may wonder what the large police presence was. The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was conducting a "seat belt check", and if the deputies say you were wearing restraints--you were waved through.
UPDATE: An arson case at 524 North Maple in Murfreesboro that ended with the death of a 40-year-old man will head to court this August. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
Murfreesboro Police answered a multi-vehicle fender bender call around 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning on Northwest Broad Street, between the Stones River and Thompson Lane. Five cars were involved, and one received significant damage.
Linebaugh Public Library is delighted to host Ken Vanderpool for a book signing on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Motlow State Community College has strengthened its commitment to improving student success by becoming part of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) National Reform Network.
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).
Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro.
It's the time of the year when crews ramp-up work on construction projects, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid traffic jams now through July 28th.
WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Jamie Alexander at the TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN...
Woodbury native Austin Peay Jennings died peacefully on July 7, 2018 at his home. He touch Lions worldwide as International president, he was involved in media ownership, history and loved this area. Graveside services are in Woodbury this Saturday evening at 6:00PM. His life celebration will be a month away on August 25th at Woodbury First Baptist.
In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of James Hall of Watertown. He is charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.
A multi-vehicle crash involving a tandem-trailer rig brought I-24 eastbound traffic to a stop around 3:00 o'clock Tuesday (7/10/2018) afternoon. This was at mile marker 66, near the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
Where did I hear, "If you don't know your community, know your property assessor--and if Rob says it's so...it's so!" Rob Mitchell's tech connections show that Murfreesboro not only is one of the TOP TEN PLACES FOR VEGANS, but it's number 2!
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District - Cannon and Rutherford counties.
Gas prices across the nation increased 1.5 cents during the past week. However, in Murfreesboro, it dropped 3-cents at some discounters to $2.46 per gallon.
(Murfreesboro) Saint Thomas Health is excited to announce Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, effective immediately.
Software Developer Brian Rogers announces that he is running for the Rutherford County Commission in District 13 on August 2nd, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Democratic Party.
Join us in a sing-along of "Hot, Hot, Hot", while Traffic Director Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential traffic congestion areas for today through July 14.
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro, a local 501(c)(3) Public Charity, will hold its inaugural Legacy Gathering. This event is hosted by The Alley on Main from 4:00 to 7:00PM Sunday afternoon. This gathering of friends, old and new, hopes to bring a new awareness of the uniqueness of downtown Murfreesboro and the challenges and opportunities of local residents and businesses.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital warns that a good tan is not always healthy. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is also the most preventable.
Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works! On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.
The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.
The Murfreesboro NAACP is conduction two separate political forums at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue. Both are are 7:00 o'clock in the evening; one is Monday (7/9/2018) and the other is Friday (7/13/2018).
Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the nation converged on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University this summer for two weeklong events that showcased aerospace and other science majors.
Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce that it has received $50,000 from the Cardinal Health Foundation's Generation Rx Best Practices in Pain Medication Use grant program.
An afternoon downpour dropped the temps from the sweltering point to the mid 70s and set the mood for memorable Friday Night Live on the Murfreesboro Square featuring the music of Utopia.
A lady who touched the lives of so many, passed away from an extended illness at 10:59 Tuesday evening. Bettie Clayton Cook loved history, and especially local history, and shared it as a part of her longtime career with the National Parks Service and the Stones River National Battlefield.
The City of Murfreesboro named Sam Huddleston as executive director of a new Development Services Division to reorganize the city's administrative structure for enhanced customer service. Gary Whitaker has been promoted to assistant city manager
A dangerous HEAT ADVISORY continues for Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee for the next several days. The heat index has already reached the 107 degree mark.
UPDATE: Arrest Made - Murfreesboro Police are holding three persons without bond in connection with last Wednesday's murder and shooting on the Old Lascassas Pike. Lesean Janell Savage, Chasitie Smith and Kyle Fugett are charged with 1st degree murder.
Gas prices are are facing upward pressure as Independence Day quickly approaches. AAA forecasts nearly 47 million Americans will travel for the holiday. The 39.7 million - who will drive - will find gas prices 50-60 cents more than last year.
Around 7:15 this past Friday evening, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Northfield Blvd near Tudor Place involving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. 33-year old Derossi Leon White of Clarksville died of those injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Murfreesboro arts leader, Andrea Loughry will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair. The appointment began July 1, 2018 and will continue for a year.
Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was enroute to a fatal crash, when his SUV was involved in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard.
Celebrating its 102nd anniversary in a few weeks, tech-savy members of the Woman's Club of Murfreesboro open a new website.
The scales show that Tennessee is ranked among the top 10 most obese states. You can be a part of changing that trend, by changing some habits.
This coming Wednesday is the 4th of July! Enjoy our country's Independence Day locally with a variety of activities that enable you to meet neighbors, have fun, and celebrate America!
Adults often wish they could give advice to their younger selves, especially when it comes to career and education choices. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is hoping to accomplish this feat, in a way, through its industry-specific camps for area high school students.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help. As the midnight hour turned Friday night into Saturday (6/30/2018), surveillance cameras captured a subject who robbed the clerk at the Blackman Market
If you're looking for an interesting and unique weekend adventure here in Murfreesboro, head over to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on West Thompson Lane. Middle Tennessee Electric is sponsoring this event and there are no fees for parking or admission.
Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers are performing in Germany at the tenth Danetzare in Erfurt. The local Appalachian style dance group is performing with troupes from East Timor, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia, as well as by the host folk troupe, Thuringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating a fatal shooting.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce Thomas Roddy has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Miller has joined the clinical leadership team as Director of Nursing...
A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.
The La Vergne board of mayor and alderman voted to approve the new 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget and 2018 Tax Rate at a special meeting on June 28. The board voted to approve the ordinance by a vote of 3-0, making the new tax rate $0.71 per $100 assessed value.
Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.
Murfreesboro's newest elementary school will be located on the corner of Veterans Pkwy and St. Andrews Drive.
If you have ever enjoyed Camp Piedmont near Readyville, you're encouraged to attend a special celebration of Cindy Robinson's work there for the past 30-years.The event begins at 11:30 this coming Friday morning (6/29/2018), and the camp is just off the John Bragg Highway at 208 Pilot Knob Road in Readyville.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved re-authorizations of the PREEMIE Act, aimed at preventing premature births, and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
The Rutherford County Library System recently named Brittney Reed-Saltz as branch librarian of the Myrtle Glanton-Lord (MGL) facility.
AAA reports that gasonline prices have dropped for the past 28 consecutive days in Tennessee, and a 'Boro discounter started the week with regular gas at $2.47 per gallon.
The board of the Rutherford County Library System made the difficult decision to reduce the operating hours of the Smyrna branch starting Monday, July 23, 2018.
All current and incoming Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise students have until July 1 to complete and submit eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly Smyrna shooting that occurred on Friday morning (6/22/18)...