Rutherford County

Power Outage in Smyrna Impacts Schools on Thursday

Jan 21, 2021 at 10:03 am by WGNS

A power outage caused issues in Smyrna, TN at several schools on Thursday morning.Smyrna-area parents received an audio message from the schools their children attend when the.... Read More

Almost 2,000 Fewer Auto Accidents in Rutherford County Last Year, but Large Increase in Fatal Accidents

Jan 20, 2021 at 02:03 pm by WGNS

We have more information on the number of vehicle accidents that took place in Rutherford County last year. It looks as if the number of automobile crashes were down significa.... Read More

Report finds Tennessee has 13th most single-family rentals

Jan 20, 2021 at 01:15 pm by WGNS

Things have changed for landlords, property owners and renters throughout Tennessee, thanks to the COVID Pandemic.Since the last recession, one of the key drivers of growth in.... Read More

Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro Shut Down due to COVID Concerns

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:22 pm by WGNS

The main branch of the Rutherford County Library System in Murfreesboro had to shut down, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Carol Ghattas is the Branch Manager of.... Read More

Newly Appointed Circuit Court Judge in Rutherford County to See His First Docket on Thursday

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:27 am by WGNS

Newly appointed Judge James “Jimmy” Turner started his first full week on Monday (1/18/2021), overseeing the Circuit Court for Rutherford and Cannon Counties. Gove.... Read More

UPDATE: Vaccinating for COVID-19 in Rutherford County

Jan 18, 2021 at 10:55 am by WGNS

The different stages of when and to who the COVID-19 Vaccine can be given to residents continues to confuse some, while others have moved forward with vaccinations without iss.... Read More

Theft and Vandalism Case Under Investigation in Rutherford County

Jan 15, 2021 at 11:49 am by WGNS

Authorities need help from the community on a theft case involving storage units.Evidently, thieves stole property kept at Gum Road Mini Storage. The thefts happened in Decemb.... Read More

Sen. Reeves appointed to prestigious Senate Commerce Committee

Jan 14, 2021 at 03:27 pm by WGNS

State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been reappointed vice-chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee and as a member of the prestigious Senate Commer.... Read More

Unemployment Claims in TN and Rutherford County are Again Rising

Jan 14, 2021 at 11:54 am by WGNS

The numbers of those seeking unemployment due to joblessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic is growing once again at a record pace. In Tennessee, the number of those filing for.... Read More

Read To Succeed Announces the Release of the 2021 One Book

Jan 14, 2021 at 10:32 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN  – One Book is an initiative to promote reading and unity. Each year, Read To Succeed and the Rutherford County One Book Committee select a bo.... Read More

UPDATE: Sen. White appointed to leadership of Senate Judiciary Committee, newly appointed to Finance, Education Committees

Jan 13, 2021 at 11:51 am by WGNS

UPDATE:  Lt. Governor Randy McNally has announced that State Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will serve in a leadership role in a key Senate Committee..... Read More

Dr. Mark Gonyea selected as principal of Plainview Elementary School

Jan 13, 2021 at 11:40 am by WGNS

Dr. Mark Gonyea is elated about the chance to open a new school and work with a team of dedicated educators and staff members to establish a culture to best serve students.He&.... Read More

UPDATE: 2019 Murder of Terry Barber in Christiana Case to Go Before Circuit Court This March

Jan 13, 2021 at 10:48 am by WGNS

WGNS has an important update in the 2019 murder of long-time Christiana resident Terry Barber.Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones recaps what happened to Barber.... Read More

Tennessee county profiles provide benchmark for child well-being in pandemic recovery

Jan 12, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has released its County Profiles of Child Well-Being in Tennessee. At 8th, Rutherford County ranks among the top Tennessee.... Read More

Mothers-to-be at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Complications

Jan 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

A lot of questions circulate around the COVID Vaccine, but little has been discussed about expectant mothers. That said, more should be addressed about the subject because Rut.... Read More

Should you get the COVID Vaccine?

Jan 12, 2021 at 09:10 am by Producer

On this mornings show, WGNS explored the question, "Should you get the COVID Vaccine?" Our guest during the first half of the program was Dr. David Sellers with Saint Thomas R.... Read More

Christiana Middle School sixth-grader expelled, arrested for possession of unloaded gun

Jan 11, 2021 at 05:17 pm by WGNS

The student did not make any threats against other students and did not possess any ammunitionA sixth-grader at Christiana Middle School was arrested and expelled today after.... Read More

RCSO Drones Locate Missing Woman

Jan 11, 2021 at 05:03 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Around 1:30 this past Saturday afternoon Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home off the Manchester Highway to locate a woma.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools to Release Students One Hour Early Monday

Jan 11, 2021 at 11:57 am by Producer

While school was not called off on Monday (1/11/2021) morning due to snow in Rutherford County, the schools did decide to release students one hour early...That was Rutherford.... Read More

Double the Fatal Accidents in 2020 for Rutherford County Compared to 2019

Jan 11, 2021 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Despite less drivers on the road in 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic, there have been twice as many fatal accidents...That was Murfreesboro Police Public Information Officer L.... Read More