Rutherford County

CrimeStoppers in Rutherford County and a New App to Turn-In Crime Information

Oct 19, 2021 at 11:26 am by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2021) - Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting.... Read More

WGNS spoke to David O'Flaherty from the Rutherford County Library System

Oct 19, 2021 at 09:06 am by Producer

WGNS's Scott Walker spoke to David O'Flaherty from the circulation department at the Rutherford County Library System. We also learned of programs and heard about several upda.... Read More

UPDATE: Man Killed this past Saturday on I-24

Oct 19, 2021 at 07:07 am by WGNS

UPDATE: An Antioch man has been identified as the person who was hit and killed by a big rig on Interstate-24 in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordan has more&hellip.... Read More

Rutherford County Library Updates and Interviews

Oct 19, 2021 at 06:00 am by WGNS

The local library system continues to offer great programs and opportunities in Rutherford County.Hear the latest news from the library below:Scroll down for library locations.... Read More

Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in a Dozen Arrests in Rutherford County by the TBI

Oct 18, 2021 at 04:07 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – A two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, Murfreesboro Police Department, Homeland Security Investigation.... Read More

DEA Take Back day Saturday at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Oct 18, 2021 at 02:35 pm by WGNS

ABOVE PHOTO: Residents Jennifer Carter and Cathy Pendergrast turned in old medicines to Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Dowell Saturday during National Prescription Drugs Take Bac.... Read More

Two Trout Releases Scheduled for Rutherford County Before End of Year

Oct 18, 2021 at 10:01 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) has scheduled their winter trout stocking project, which will take place before the years end.The TWRA reports that trout will be.... Read More

Halloween Events and Fun throughout the Rutherford County Area this month

Oct 18, 2021 at 07:33 am by WGNS

There won't be trick-or-treating on the Historic Murfreesboro Square this year, due to the up-tick in COVID-19 numbers and recommendations by the CDC. However, local merc.... Read More

MTSU True Blue Blood Drive Honors Three Alumni for Donating more than 1,300 Units of Blood Nov. 1-Nov. 3

Oct 18, 2021 at 06:50 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., — The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders are joining forces with the American Red Cross to get more than 300 units of blood co.... Read More

$747K MTSU-led ginseng research alliance funding features major USDA grant award

Oct 15, 2021 at 07:52 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The International Ginseng Institute at Middle Tennessee State University has received a total of $747,500 &.... Read More

2020 U.S. Census Numbers Show Rutherford County has Just Under 350,000 Residents

Oct 15, 2021 at 02:10 pm by WGNS

New U.S. Census numbers are in and it looks as if Rutherford County has just under 342-thousand residents. County Commission District 20 had the highest rate of growth of an.... Read More

Lascassas Elementary uses stuffed animal to collect canned foods

Oct 15, 2021 at 11:06 am by WGNS

It’s election time at Lascassas Elementary School when students who donate canned food items will vote for one of three stuffed animals to be school “president.&rd.... Read More

Central Magnet, Thurman Francis ranked among top three middle schools in Tennessee

Oct 15, 2021 at 09:58 am by WGNS

Two of the top three middle schools in the state of Tennessee — Central Magnet School, first, and Thurman Francis Arts Academy, third — are from Rutherford County,.... Read More

Festive Flats: Jazz Fest on the Historic Rutherford County Square

Oct 14, 2021 at 09:36 pm by WGNS

The annual Jazz Fest took a break in 2020, due to the COVID pandemic. But, the music returned in 2021 and was enjoyed by thousands of fans both young and old. Click the below.... Read More

MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation lands $43K grant for WWII on Tennessee Homefront research

Oct 14, 2021 at 01:55 pm by WGNS

ABOVE PHOTO: Kira Duke, education specialist at Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation, holds a Library of Congress digital collection phot.... Read More

Greenhouse Ministries Planning November 15th Street Festival and Open House

Oct 14, 2021 at 01:21 pm by WGNS

Greenhouse Ministries plans to host a street festival next month to commemorate the opening of their new building. The fundraiser will cost $25 per ticket,which will help of.... Read More

Open Burning in Rutherford County Requires Permit: October 15-May 15

Oct 14, 2021 at 10:48 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN— (October 14, 2021) Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) reminds the community that beginning October 15, a permit from the State will be required.... Read More

McFadden tops U.S. News’ first-ever statewide evaluation of elementary, middle schools

Oct 14, 2021 at 10:26 am by WGNS

Dr. Clark Blair was scrolling through his Twitter feed Monday morning when he saw a Tweet from U.S. News & World Report.The message contained a link announcing their.... Read More

Trick-or-Treaters to be out in full force this Halloween, but trick-or-treating on the historic square is CANCELLED

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:32 pm by WGNS

This Halloween season brings with it a hint of COVID-19, as parents remind their young ghosts and goblins to social distant themselves from others. That said, the annual can.... Read More

Annual Center for the Arts Backstage Bash is This Saturday

Oct 13, 2021 at 02:49 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Local non-profit Center for the Arts is hosting their annual Backstage Bash this Saturday (October 16, 2021) night. Executive Director Pa.... Read More