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UPDATED: A look at the latest health department scores at local restaurants in Rutherford County

Oct 02, 2022 at 11:53 am by WGNS News

  (RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) We all enjoy a good meal at a local eatery, it’s what makes going out on the town fun! From date nights to dinner with the kids, din.... Read More

Giant HEALTH EXPO This Thursday At St. Clair Center

Oct 02, 2022 at 11:40 am by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) The title of ‘Senior Citizen’ no longer brings to mind the seniors we once thought of as ‘old’ or ‘worn-out.’  .... Read More
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Enjoy Retirement Smyrna Police Chief Arnold!

Oct 01, 2022 at 06:21 pm by WGNS

(SMYRNA)  After 33-years, former Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold now has more grandfather time. His final day on the clock was Sunday, October 2, 2022.  Chief.... Read More

Construction Crews Sever Gas Line

Oct 01, 2022 at 01:49 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  At 10:35AM Saturday morning (10/1/2022) Murfreesboro Fire-Rescue was called to Champy's Restaurant in front of Big Lots at 1290 N. W. Broad Street. They q.... Read More

Ram Helps Mix Road Work and Traffic

Oct 01, 2022 at 11:50 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Fall is in the air and Murfreesboro Transportation Department's Deputy Director Ram Balachandran share major construction projects in this city that motorists m.... Read More

HOT Red Cross Helping In Florida

Oct 01, 2022 at 08:17 am by WGNS

(FLORIDA) The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Crossed, headquartered in Murfreesboro, is helping Hurricane Ian victims in devastated Florida.  Chapter Exe.... Read More

New Habitat Home Packed With BLUE!

Oct 01, 2022 at 06:23 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Future Murfreesboro homeowners Arionna “Ari” Robinson and Eduardo “Eddie” Alcocer watched as dozens of vo.... Read More

Smyrna High School Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts 3 New Members

Sep 30, 2022 at 04:05 pm by WGNS News

(SMYRNA, TN) Smyrna High School will be enshrining three individuals and two teams into their athletic hall of fame on October 15, 2022. Philip Shadowens and Pierre Lyons will.... Read More

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Sep 30, 2022 at 03:53 pm by WGNS News

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett reminds Tennesseans about Safe at Home, the free statewide address confidentiality program for anyone.... Read More

MTSU’s Political Economy Research Institute helps launch academic conference to advance research on race, discrimination

Sep 30, 2022 at 02:04 pm by WGNS News

Sponsored in part by the Political Economy Research Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, the first Dr. Harold A. Black Academic Conference took place at the histori.... Read More
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Murfreesboro Couple Presented Award to Healthcare Heroes Who Saved Daughter's Life

Sep 30, 2022 at 01:53 pm by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) As NICU Awareness month comes to a close, former Ascension Saint Thomas Rutheford patient Averi Bates and her husband, Samuel Bates, returned to the ho.... Read More

UPDATE: Name of Wednesday Night Shooting Victim in Murfreesboro Released

Sep 30, 2022 at 01:07 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The victim in Wednesday night's fatal shooting that took place in the parking lot of McDonald’s has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin.... Read More
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Man Allegedly Runs from Murfreesboro Police, but Arrested a Short Time Later in City Hall Parking Garage Friday Morning

Sep 30, 2022 at 11:36 am by WGNS News

(MURFREESBORO) Shortly after the 3AM hour on Friday morning, Murfreesboro Police were called to West Castle Street near Old Salem Road in reference to a physical fight. Eviden.... Read More

Middle Tennessee Electric participates in event honoring veterans

Sep 30, 2022 at 10:14 am by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, Tenn.— Volunteers from Middle Tennessee Electric’s vegetation management team and the community worked to trim trees and vegetation at Stones River N.... Read More

Bedford County Sheriff's Office Charge Local Resident with One Count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Sep 29, 2022 at 10:06 pm by WGNS News

In nearby Bedford County, a man has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after an ongoing investigation. Daniel Merrett was apprehended on Septembe.... Read More

Smyrna Police Trying to Determine Identity of Suspects in Stolen Spirits Case

Sep 29, 2022 at 09:43 pm by WGNS News

  (Smyrna, TN) Here's a story to lift your spirits... In Smyrna, the police department has released images captured on an in-store security camera of two and possibly th.... Read More

The Center for the Arts Presents The Rocky Horror Show

Sep 29, 2022 at 08:35 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Rocky Horror Show is set to open Friday, October 7, at The Center for the Arts. Director Keri Boe shares, “As with any st.... Read More

Rutherford Co. Team to Participate in Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament

Sep 29, 2022 at 06:21 pm by WGNS News

(Middle Tennessee) For the first time since 2019, over 200 Special Olympics Tennessee athletes and Unified Partners representing 19 teams will compete in the Special Olympics.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor Announces Appointee to New Chief of Staff Position

Sep 29, 2022 at 05:54 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County Mayor Joe Carr has announced Eric Hennessee has been appointed as the Chief of Staff. After confirmation by the full commission, he will join the team on O.... Read More

Commentary: Sports Reporting and News Reporting - Are they the same? MTSU Professor Dives into This Puzzling Question

Sep 29, 2022 at 02:48 pm by WGNS News

  Sports reporting... is it the same as traditional news reporting? In most ways – Yes. However, there are some items that may come out a little differently, altho.... Read More