Newly Elected Mayor Speculates Landfill in Rutherford County Could Close Within 3-Years

Sep 28, 2022 at 11:03 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – The Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill may have a shorter lifespan than expected. During a report filed less than a year ago, it was in.... Read More

Newly Elected Rutherford County Mayor say's he will not seek to be the Chairman of the County Commission

Aug 31, 2022 at 12:15 pm by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) WGNS recently interviewed incoming Rutherford County Mayor Joe Carr and asked if he planned to be the chair of the county commission or if a chairman w.... Read More

La Vergne Mayor Jason Cole Announces Re-Election Bid

Jun 20, 2022 at 11:19 am by WGNS

Political Release: Jason Cole has announced that he will seek re-election to the office of mayor for the city of La Vergne in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.  Cole, who cu.... Read More

Mayor recognizes MPD officer Connor Gavlick and Sgt. Tim Higgins with STARS Award

May 20, 2022 at 12:15 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Officer Connor Gavlick and Sgt. Tim Higgins were honored May 19, 2022, as STARS award recipients for saving a child&r.... Read More

Politics: Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland Announces Re-election Bid

May 20, 2022 at 12:02 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland announced he will run for re-election to continue progress on the priorities he cited in his initial bid eight years ag.... Read More

Mayor recognizes Rutherford County EMS employees with ‘Special’ STARS Award

May 05, 2022 at 08:26 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Rutherford County Paramedic Tara Melton and EMT Maclin Eckhardt with ‘Special’ STARS Awards,.... Read More

Tuesday Election Day - Rutherford County Schools CLOSED

May 02, 2022 at 03:22 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) Schools throughout Rutherford County will be closed on Tuesday, due to elections being held at different schools in the community. On Tuesday, local re.... Read More

Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Planning Board Passes Resolution #3

Apr 26, 2022 at 04:15 pm by WGNS

(McMinnville)  The Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Planning Board met in McMinnville Monday evening (4/25/2022) and passed Resolution #3. This moves efforts to con.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland announces “letter of intent” for long-term sale of City’s solid waste

Apr 13, 2022 at 07:08 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland announced Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a letter of intent among WastAway, LLC and Argos USA LLC and the City..... Read More

UPDATE: Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro on Schedule to be Widened

Feb 16, 2022 at 05:15 pm by WGNS

Plans remain in place to widen Thompson Lane, which is State Route 268 in Murfreesboro. Mayor Shane McFarland explains the process of widening the state roadway...Thompson L.... Read More

Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro Opt Out of BFI Class Action Settlement

Jan 17, 2022 at 07:09 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that the county will also be opting out of a class action lawsuit settlement from BFI Waste System.... Read More

MLK Tribute 10AM Jan. 17th at La Vergne City Hall

Jan 03, 2022 at 06:01 pm by WGNS

(La VERGNE, TN)  At 10:00 o’clock Monday morning, January 17, 2022, the La Vergne City Hall is the site of the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Ceremo.... Read More

Commissioner Allen to Run for Rutherford County Mayor

Dec 07, 2021 at 07:21 pm by WGNS

SMRYNA – Rutherford County Commissioner, small business owner, and former healthcare executive Rhonda Allen announced today she is a candidate in the Republican Primar.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor Announces New RCEMS Director

Dec 06, 2021 at 06:20 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN — Brian Gaither is the new Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services’ (RCEMS) Director, announced Mayor Bill Ketron Monday.The move proact.... Read More

Mayor Ketron Announces Wagener as New Rutherford County Solid Waste Director

Nov 17, 2021 at 11:24 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Bishop Wagener will serve as Rutherford County’s new Solid Waste Director, Mayor Bill Ketron announced earlier this week.Wagener will assume.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron Announces Ribbon Cutting for Historic Courthouse Museum

Nov 16, 2021 at 11:09 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—(November 16, 2021) Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron invites the community to a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the County&rs.... Read More

Hidden Cameras Installed in Rutherford County to Catch those who Litter

Oct 26, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

For those who illegally dump waste in areas of Rutherford County where they think no one is looking…That was Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron who is trying to curb i.... Read More

A Denied Request to Expand the Landfill and Talks of Solving a Growing Waste Problem in Rutherford County Continue

Oct 25, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

UPDATE: Discussions about a denied request for the Middle Point Landfill to expand continue.  Earlier this year on July 9th,  the Central Tennessee Region Solid Wast.... Read More

UPDATE: Life of Middle Point Landfill is Less Than 8-Years - Proposed Expansion will likely be Tied Up in Court

Sep 30, 2021 at 03:05 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: Republic Services, the company that oversees the Middle Point Landfill in the Walterhill area, has updated Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron on the landfill l.... Read More

UPDATE: Rutherford County Focuses on a Solid $50-Million Offer to Buy the Old State Farm Building in Murfreesboro

Sep 29, 2021 at 01:44 pm by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY) The Rutherford County Government has moved forward with a proposal to purchase the old State Farm building at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and De.... Read More