Over 4,000 Children in Our Area are in need of Foster Parents

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

Foster parents are in low supply right now, partly due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. But, there is no shortage of children in need of a loving family in Rutherford County&.... Read More

Rutherford County has a 3.9% Unemployment Rate

Apr 02, 2021 at 08:51 am by WGNS

As a further indication the state of Tennessee’s economic turnaround continues, unemployment rates for February 2021 dropped in nearly every county, according to new dat.... Read More

Alleged Drug Distribution and Organized Crime leads to 37-Indictments, 4-From Rutherford County

Apr 01, 2021 at 11:30 am by WGNS

Four Rutherford County residents are tied to a federal indictment that was unsealed this past Friday.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the indictment charged 27 ind.... Read More

Reports of Rutherford County Water Rescue at Fate Sanders Marina Unfounded

Mar 31, 2021 at 02:50 pm by WGNS

There were reports of a water rescue at Fate Sanders Marina in Smyrna. Those reports were confirmed to be unfounded. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue’s water rescue tea.... Read More

County Fire Crews Respond to House Fire on Rocky Fork Road Early Tuesday Morning

Mar 30, 2021 at 09:59 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RFCR), Almaville, Kittrell, and Christiana Fire Departments, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, and Ruthe.... Read More

Rep. Mike Sparks and Sen. Sara Kyle propose to eliminate gun-safe tax

Mar 30, 2021 at 09:57 am by WGNS

State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, and State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, today announced bipartisan legislation that will make it less expensive for gun owners to safely store t.... Read More

UPDATE: The COVID Pandemic in Rutherford County

Mar 30, 2021 at 09:39 am by WGNS

WGNS Continues to follow the COVID-19 trend locally and it appears as if the COVID Pandemic continues to show a slowing trend.  This is important news as this time last y.... Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Post Conviction Relief for Registered Sex Offender

Mar 24, 2021 at 09:45 am by WGNS

The old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” sometimes may not apply… if you are a convict who plead guilty in a Rutherford County.... Read More

Convicted Rutherford County Man in Gruesome 2017 Murder Case Files Appeal

Mar 23, 2021 at 11:52 am by WGNS

The gruesome 2017 murder of a man in Rutherford County by the name of James Whitehead briefly went before the appeals court after the convicted killer argued that evidence in.... Read More

New Safe Space for Victims: Grant Program Would Provide Funding for Secure, Comfortable Locations for Victims in Courtroom Setting

Mar 23, 2021 at 07:17 am by WGNS

[Rutherford and Cannon Counties] – The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Senate Bill 513 – “Safe Space for Victims: Grant Program.”   T.... Read More

Governor Announces that all Residents aged 16+ will be Eligible for COVID Vaccination by April 5th

Mar 22, 2021 at 03:08 pm by WGNS

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Monday...Again, ALL Tennesseans aged 16 and up, will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination no later than April 5th.Tennessee continues to.... Read More

This Week's Gas Prices in Rutherford County, TN and Beyond

Mar 22, 2021 at 07:28 am by WGNS

Tennessee gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas prices.... Read More

Nissan in Smyrna Named 2020 ENERGY STAR® Certified Manufacturing Plant

Mar 19, 2021 at 11:34 am by WGNS

Nissan North America in Smyrna was among seven manufacturing plants that recently earned the ENERGY STAR certification in Tennessee.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.... Read More

TDOT / Smyrna Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Widening of Jefferson Pike (HWY 266)

Mar 17, 2021 at 12:41 pm by WGNS

The widening of Jefferson Pike has long been discussed, but construction on the roadway has failed to take off time and time again.Rutherford County Road Board Member Keith Br.... Read More

Local Rutherford County organizations partner to give back

Mar 16, 2021 at 10:06 am by WGNS

Smyrna-headquartered Hunter Industrial Fans, the industrial division of Hunter Fan Company, has partnered with Murfreesboro-based Stepping Stones Safe Haven to donate industri.... Read More

Middle Tennessee Electric’s ad valorem tax payments help local communities

Mar 15, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) is exempt from certain types of taxes, but it is still one of the largest taxpayers to local governme.... Read More

Starting off the Week with a 9.3-cent Increase at Tennessee Gas Pumps

Mar 15, 2021 at 09:35 am by WGNS

Example of Rutherford Co. Gas Prices on 3/15/21:- Speedway in Murfreesboro: $2.46/gal - Murphy USA in Murfreesboro: $2.46/gal - Mobil in LaVergne: $2.70/gal - Shell in Smyrna:.... Read More

Mask Mandate Is OVER In Rutherford County

Mar 15, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY) A little over two-weeks ago, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that the county’s face covering order will be lifted effective Monday, Mar.... Read More

RUTHERFORD COUNTY Law Enforcement Team Up to Fight Drunk Driving St. Patrick's Day

Mar 12, 2021 at 09:38 am by WGNS

Drivers who drink AND plan to drive on St. Patrick’s Day should also plan ahead to get a ride home, said Murfreesboro Police Capt. Cary Gensemer.“We would like to.... Read More

Smyrna Man Shot and Killed in Antioch

Mar 09, 2021 at 10:04 am by WGNS

In Antioch, Metro Detectives are continuing in their efforts to identify the person(s) responsible for killing a Smyrna man. The shooting occured on Monday (3/8/21) morni.... Read More