Rutherford County News

UPDATE: Woman Sought and Listed as Endangered with 5-Children LOCATED

Feb 28, 2022 at 07:29 am by WGNS

UPDATE: Thanks to a tip to Crime Stoppers, a woman who was sought by authorities and originally thought to be in either Nashville or the Rutherford County area has been locate.... Read More

Gas Prices are UP 15.3-Cents to Start the Week of Feb. 28, 2022

Feb 28, 2022 at 07:04 am by WGNS

Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 15.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.43/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee..... Read More

SCAN member James Rainey was a ‘good man’

Feb 25, 2022 at 10:50 am by WGNS

84-Year-old James Rainey of Fosterville was a “salt of the earth good man,” said volunteer Jack Kelton of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Senior Citizens Awa.... Read More

President of National Principals Association visits Blackman

Feb 25, 2022 at 06:45 am by WGNS

Blackman High School received a visit from Gregg Wieczorek, president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, on Wednesday. The National Associat.... Read More

Drivers Beware: Area Flooding Covers Multiple Roadways in Rutherford County, TN

Feb 25, 2022 at 05:45 am by WGNS

Heavy rainfall in the past three days has equaled creeks, streams and rivers flooding into area roadways, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies ar.... Read More

TBI Says 5 "Missing Children" May Be In Rutherford County

Feb 25, 2022 at 05:00 am by WGNS

(NASHVILLE) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an ENDANGERED CHILD ALERT for five missing siblings. Authorities indicate that they may be here in Rutherford Coun.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools hosting Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair Feb. 26

Feb 24, 2022 at 08:30 pm by WGNS

Those interested in learning more about the many teaching opportunities and benefits offered by Rutherford County Schools will not want to miss the district’s Virtual Te.... Read More

The Gold Scam for Gas Money Targeting Rutherford Countians

Feb 24, 2022 at 07:12 pm by WGNS

WGNS has another SCAM to REPORT that targets those who are attempting to fill their gas tank. For this story, we head to WGNS' Scott Walker in Smyrna, TN...Sc.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor says that massive tech company moving to Nashville will equal high paying jobs for Rutherford County

Feb 24, 2022 at 06:12 pm by WGNS

With news of Oracle America planning to build on the banks of the Cumberland River near the Titans Stadium in Nashville, comes the concern over traffic – mixed with ex.... Read More

State Representative Tim Rudd of Murfreesboro Highlights Funding for Schools and Testing

Feb 24, 2022 at 04:08 pm by WGNS

More money may be going into the Murfreesboro City School System, along with other public education facilities by the end of 2022, but some lawmakers are leery of the latest.... Read More

More Transparency - Proposal will allow victims to better understand the sentencing of suspects or offenders

Feb 24, 2022 at 02:47 pm by WGNS

Legislation to improve sentencing transparency in Tennessee advanced out of the Tennessee House Criminal Justice Subcommittee last week.House Bill 2657, also known as the Tran.... Read More

New Baldwin Gallery exhibit focuses on seeing forests and trees in photographer’s work

Feb 24, 2022 at 02:01 pm by WGNS

Photo: Raul Mora Avalos, a hook tender on a high-lead logging operation, pauses during his work in this image by Oregon photographer David Paul Bayles. Avalos' photo is includ.... Read More

Analysis: TN residents 13th most likely to buy used vs. new cars

Feb 24, 2022 at 09:00 am by WGNS

One of the most significant economic stories of recent months has been the rapid growth in inflation. Recent Consumer Price Index data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisti.... Read More

Aerospace, Red Bull invite MTSU students to compete in 'Paper Wings' qualifier March 3

Feb 23, 2022 at 07:04 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Red Bull Paper Wings event is making a return visit to Murfreesboro next week — seeking MTSU students wanting to.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Educator Preparation Provider Program offers pathway to licensure for new teachers

Feb 23, 2022 at 06:41 pm by WGNS

Emily Harris may be a new Biology teacher at Blackman High School, but thanks to Rutherford County Schools’ Educator Preparation Provider program, Harris is very pr.... Read More

For the First Time, Appraised value of property in Rutherford County exceeds $50-Billion

Feb 23, 2022 at 06:31 pm by WGNS

As home sales continue to soar, so does the population. Rutherford County currently has a population growth rate of 2.2%, which may not sound like much, until you look at the.... Read More

Murfreesboro Police name new deputy chief

Feb 23, 2022 at 02:25 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen has officially named Captain Steve Jarrell as the new Deputy Chief.Jarrell is a 27-ye.... Read More

UPDATE on Police Pursuit that Started in Rutherford County and Ended Just Over the Davidson County Line

Feb 23, 2022 at 12:08 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: More news on the police pursuit that started in Rutherford County this past Saturday night.The pursuit unfolded when a LaVergne Police Officer tried to pull over an In.... Read More

Business of the Year and More Announced in the Town of Smyrna

Feb 23, 2022 at 11:37 am by WGNS

SMYRNA, Tennessee - SRM Concrete based in Rutherford County was named the business of the year, Craig Taylor was named the Smyrna Coach of the year and the Stewardship Award w.... Read More

House and Senate Bills would add protections for Tennessee churches and religious groups

Feb 23, 2022 at 10:39 am by WGNS

Tennessee House of Representatives have passed legislation that is designed to further protect Tennesseans’ First Amendment right to hold religious services during a sta.... Read More