Rutherford County

Teacher Shortage to have an impact Locally and Throughout Tennessee

Nov 16, 2020 at 10:57 am by WGNS

Bobbi Lussier (pronounced LOO-sher), executive director of professional laboratory experiences in the MTSU College of Education, told WGNS NEWS that more teachers are needed i.... Read More

UPDATE: 4-Month-Old Fatally Injured in Early Morning Single-Car Crash this past Friday

Nov 16, 2020 at 09:55 am by WGNS

The father of a 4-month-old boy fatally injured in this past Friday's (11/13/20) 1:50 a.m. single-vehicle crash on Bell Road near Couchville Pike is saying that a deer cr.... Read More

Man Jailed On 4-Decade Old Child Abuse Charge

Nov 15, 2020 at 03:20 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: (LEBANON, TN)  In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arre.... Read More

Tennessee Counties Without Mask Requirements Have Higher COVID-19 Death Toll Per Capita

Nov 13, 2020 at 10:15 am by WGNS

As of November 12th, Rutherford County has 1,610 active COVID-19 cases. Since the start of the Pandemic, Rutherford County has seen 14,425 total cases and 129 deaths. Currentl.... Read More

Need help with your Electric or Gas Bills in Murfreesboro?

Nov 13, 2020 at 09:30 am by WGNS

On November 24th, the Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency will host an event to help struggling residents in Rutherford County keep their electricity ON. The non-profit org.... Read More

FREE FOOD and FREE Masks to fight COVID-19 This Saturday in Murfreesboro

Nov 13, 2020 at 06:45 am by WGNS

THIS SATURDAY: Free hot meals and free medical masks will be handed out this Saturday (Nov. 14th) in Murfreesboro. The free mask to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and the f.... Read More

Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force: Move Over Law - Event

Nov 12, 2020 at 04:58 pm by WGNS

Expect slower traffic when teams of officers emphasize enforcement of the “Move Over” law, distracted driving and hazardous driving Friday on Interstate 24 and U.S.... Read More

Checkpoint's in Rutherford County

Nov 12, 2020 at 04:52 pm by WGNS

Three awareness checkpoints will be held Friday to combat the rising number of traffic deaths this year in Rutherford County, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s sergeant said.... Read More

WANTED: Secret Santa’s for Needy Families in Rutherford / Cannon Counties

Nov 12, 2020 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, TN — “2020 has been a tough year for all of us—with layoffs, furloughs, and families unable to pay their bills and buy groceries,” said C.... Read More

Blackman High School distance-learning extended until Monday, Nov. 16

Nov 11, 2020 at 09:37 am by WGNS

WGNS has an update on Blackman High School and their in-person reopening date, which was recently extended. In-person students will now return on Monday, Nov. 16, unless they.... Read More

Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan Resigns After 22 Years of Service, Focusing on Health

Nov 09, 2020 at 07:27 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—After 22 years of serving on the Rutherford County Commission, District 6 Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan announced his resignation during the Stee.... Read More

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy Arrested on Prostitution Charge

Nov 09, 2020 at 07:11 pm by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Rutherford County.... Read More

COVID-19: Rocky Fork Elementary School now switched to Distance Learning

Nov 09, 2020 at 07:45 am by WGNS

Rocky Fork Elementary School parents in Smyrna were the latest to be notified about changes due to COVID-19. Spokesperson of the Rutherford County School System James Evans re.... Read More

Record Breaking Number of Votes in Tennessee and Rutherford County

Nov 05, 2020 at 11:22 am by WGNS

A record-breaking number of Tennesseans voted in the election either in-person during early voting, on Election Day or by absentee mail-in for the Nov. 3 p.... Read More

Fleet Feet Murfreesboro Announces Annual Frosty Fun Run

Nov 05, 2020 at 09:37 am by WGNS

The Annual Frosty Fun Run is nearing and will be held just in time to ensure that families who are less fortunate, have gifts for their children this Christmas.Due to the ongo.... Read More

Rutherford County Chamber Reports Decrease in Unemployment

Nov 02, 2020 at 10:12 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce reports an improvement in county unemployment numbers across the state and locally. September Unemployment Data:Williamson  3.6%.... Read More

Christmas 2020: Helping out families in Need this year

Oct 30, 2020 at 11:28 am by WGNS

Every year, non-profit Barnabas Vision pairs local residents with a family in need with a goal of helping that family with Christmas. Those who volunteer to help the le.... Read More

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits on Downward Trend

Oct 29, 2020 at 08:55 am by WGNS

COVID-19 unemployment claims seem to be on a downward trend that has continued for the past 3 weeks in Tennessee.The most recent week ending on October 24th showed that the nu.... Read More

Voting to Allow "For" or "Against" Liquor by the Drink in places like Christiana and Lascassas

Oct 26, 2020 at 10:15 am by WGNS

A special referendum will be seen on the ballot in Rutherford County for voters who live outside of local cities. Election Commissioner Alan Farley told WGNS...Again, the refe.... Read More

UPDATE: Grandmother continues to appeal for more information on granddaughter's death

Oct 23, 2020 at 11:15 am by WGNS

Grandmother Annie Maples lives with the pain of two sons dying and now suffers more heartache from the death of her granddaughter, Shontisha Marie Rutland.Rutland, 22, of Nash.... Read More