Rutherford County

2024 Cicada Map Shows 14% of Tennessee Counties Affected, 9th Most in U.S.

Apr 24, 2024 at 08:43 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE: This year marks a rare convergence as two significant cicada broods—the 13-year Brood XIX and the 17-year Brood XIII—emerge simultaneously, an event occu.... Read More

Middle Point Landfill Partners with Prevention Coalition for Success, State of TN and Others for Drug Takeback Day April 26-27

Apr 24, 2024 at 08:28 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Point Landfill will provide secure disposal of vape products for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on April 26-27, 2024. &nb.... Read More
Kirksey Old Main (Top) and Rutledge Hall (Bottom)

MTSU to Upgrade Historic Kirksey Old Main, Rutledge Hall with $54-Million Renovation

Apr 24, 2024 at 07:41 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Two of Middle Tennessee State University’s original five buildings are getting a significant upgrade through a $54.3 million r.... Read More

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Employee Receives Prestigious Professional Designation

Apr 24, 2024 at 04:18 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (MECC) Communications Supervisor Tiffany Matthews receives the Emergency Number Professionals (EN.... Read More

Child Sex Abuse Cases in Rutherford County Increases Exponentially

Apr 23, 2024 at 09:51 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - As the population of Rutherford County continues to grow, the number of criminal cases is also increasing. One particularly disturbing trend is the r.... Read More

2024 Read To Bee Champions Crowned in Rutherford County

Apr 23, 2024 at 07:44 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - Read To Succeed (RTS) held its 20th annual Read To Bee 6th Grade Spelling Bee on Friday, April 12th at Patterson Park Community Center. The community event.... Read More

Man Charged with Arson and False Report in Rutherford County Domestic Incident

Apr 22, 2024 at 02:40 pm by Chandelar Williams

Smyrna, TN - A suspect, identified as Marcus Anthony Ellis, aged 46 and residing on McNair Ave. in Smyrna, faces serious charges following an incident that occurred on April 1.... Read More

Gas and Diesel Prices Down to Start This Week

Apr 22, 2024 at 07:11 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.21/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,.... Read More

Inaugural Chess Tournament Awards Top 3

Apr 20, 2024 at 09:23 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN - The First Annual Rutherford County Tournament of High School Chess Champions took place Saturday (4/20/2024) at the Patterson Community Center.  When.... Read More

23rd Annual EARTH DAY--Huge Success!

Apr 20, 2024 at 05:41 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN - There was a drizzle in the morning hours as Earth Day supporters were setting-up displays around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Middle Tennessee.... Read More

23rd Annual Earth Day on the Historic Murfreesboro Square THIS Saturday

Apr 19, 2024 at 06:11 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - The 23rd annual Earth Day Celebration is this Saturday on the historic downtown Murfreesboro square... That was Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE).... Read More

Hear an Interview with a Local Family Business that has Served Rutherford County for Over 80-Years

Apr 19, 2024 at 10:22 am by WGNS News

Today on the WGNS Podcast we talked to David Burgess, who has been a part of the Roscoe Brown Heating and Air family for more than 40-years. Over that timeline he has worked.... Read More

Buzz: Contrary to Speculation, Tennessee to Only See One Cicada Brood Emerge in May

Apr 19, 2024 at 10:01 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - It may be one of the most talked-about phenomenons in Middle Tennessee... The return of the Cicadas in Mid May... Agriculture Extension Agent Mitchel.... Read More

Latest Unemployment Rate in TN Inches Closer to the All-Time Lowest Rate in the State

Apr 18, 2024 at 03:13 pm by WGNS News

While county-by-county unemployment numbers have not been released for the month of March, overall numbers that focus on the state as a whole are available. Looking across Ten.... Read More

Serial Scent Snatchers - Authorities on the Trail of Beauty Bandits

Apr 18, 2024 at 12:01 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN – As shoplifting remains a problem, retail workers continue to see what some may call stunning displays of daring thievery, or perhaps what could be m.... Read More

MTSU Students ‘Cruise’ Into Fun for Course Work in Aging Health and Development Class

Apr 18, 2024 at 10:44 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University Human Development and Family Science students recently went full speed ahead with a landlocked &ld.... Read More

Suspect Under Community Corrections from Murfreesboro Case Arrested in Nashville After 6-Wounded in Shooting Incident

Apr 17, 2024 at 04:54 pm by WGNS News

A total of six persons were wounded in gunfire and suspect, Erik Dewaun Williams, a 24-year-old who is currently under a community corrections sentence from a conviction i.... Read More

Rep. Mike Sparks Legislation Tracks Psychiatric Bed Tracking

Apr 17, 2024 at 02:15 pm by WGNS

(With Audio) Nashville, TN - The Temessee House unanimously approved legislation to help ease the burden on hospitals in Tennessee. House Bill 827, sponsored by State Rep.... Read More

OPINION: Debating the Impact of Technological Advancements on Film Quality and Authenticity with MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Apr 17, 2024 at 09:40 am by WGNS News

Media Commentary: The evolution of film technology, from film to DVD to Blu-ray to 4K, has continually enhanced visual quality. However, advancements like artificial intelli.... Read More

United Way Announces Tab and Layne Talbott as Chairs for Red, White, and Bayou

Apr 16, 2024 at 10:22 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN — The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is gearing up for its annual signature fundraising event, Red, White, and Bayou. This year’s ev.... Read More