State Rep. Bryan Terry encourages residents to take advantage of upcoming sales tax holidays

Jul 26, 2022 at 10:57 am by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. - State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD, R-Murfreesboro, is encouraging residents to take advantage of Tennessee’s current and upcoming sales tax holidays..... Read More

TCAP Testing Throughout Tennessee is Taking Place Now

Apr 21, 2022 at 09:11 am by WGNS

With one of the longest running summative assessment programs in the country, Tennessee’s 2021-22 Spring Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing window.... Read More

Murfreesboro Police launches ‘Junior Officer Summer Camp’ for local kids

Apr 15, 2022 at 11:24 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 15, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is launching a Junior Officer Summer Camp for children ages eight to 12 as a way of getti.... Read More

Local NAACP Awards Four Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputies with Jerry Anderson Hero Award

Apr 15, 2022 at 07:27 am by WGNS

Four Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies earned the Jerry Anderson Hero Award from the Murfreesboro Chapter of the NAACP.MLK Breakfast Celebration Committee Chair Carol.... Read More

TN Senator from Murfreesboro expands the eligibility for commercial / professional licenses

Apr 14, 2022 at 04:05 pm by WGNS

On Thursday, the Tennessee State Senate voted twenty to seven, passing Workforce Expansion Bill (SB2464) sponsored by Republican State Senator Shane Reeves of Murfreesboro. Th.... Read More

AHCA/NCAL Highlights Nursing Home Quality Improvements Over The Past Decade

Mar 21, 2022 at 08:00 pm by WGNS

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) released a new report today highlighting data that shows the quality of care.... Read More

Tennessee Starts 2022 with Lower Unemployment Numbers

Mar 05, 2022 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

The state of Tennessee recorded another drop in statewide unemployment at the start of 2022, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workfo.... 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

UPDATE: Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro on Schedule to be Widened

Feb 16, 2022 at 05:15 pm by WGNS

Plans remain in place to widen Thompson Lane, which is State Route 268 in Murfreesboro. Mayor Shane McFarland explains the process of widening the state roadway...Thompson L.... Read More

Fewer Reports of Child Abuse During Peak of COVID Pandemic, but Reports are Now Increasing

Feb 08, 2022 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Dealing with mental illness is tough, especially when it hits close to home and involves a loved one. It becomes even harder to navigate when you watch your child struggle wit.... Read More

Rep. Bryan Terry Files Legislation Requiring Local Support for Any Landfill Expansion

Jan 21, 2022 at 03:49 pm by WGNS

Representative Bryan Terry, MD(R-Murfreesboro) has filed legislation to require a letter of support from local governments for any application to expand or modify an existing.... Read More

MTSU intern 'set bar pretty high' volunteering in state agriculture position

Dec 08, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Fermentation science graduate student Cathy Rubin left quite an impression with state agriculture officials — including MTSU a.... Read More

Stewarts Creek Middle dominates state robotics competition

Nov 18, 2021 at 11:13 am by WGNS

Yet again, the robotics team from Stewarts Creek Middle School has maintained its stature as one of the most dominate programs in the state of Tennessee.They took home a trio.... Read More

TN Rep. Mike Sparks first to sign AFC’s  “Education Freedom Pledge”

Nov 09, 2021 at 05:37 pm by WGNS

SMYRNA - American Federation for Children (AFC), a national organization that works to provide families with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their.... Read More

Deer Hunting for Young Sportsmen in TN This Weekend

Oct 28, 2021 at 05:00 pm by WGNS

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2021-22 season will be held this weekend (Oct. 30-31). Youth ages 6-16 may participate. Participating youth.... Read More

Hidden Cameras Installed in Rutherford County to Catch those who Litter

Oct 26, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

For those who illegally dump waste in areas of Rutherford County where they think no one is looking…That was Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron who is trying to curb i.... Read More

New Museum to Help Tell Rutherford County's Story on Local Square

Oct 20, 2021 at 09:04 am by WGNS

A new museum will soon be open in downtown Murfreesboro. The museum will be inside the Rutherford County Courthouse.County Mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS NEWS…Ketron said.... Read More

Unemployment Remains on a Downward Trend as the State’s Economy Continues to Rebound

Sep 17, 2021 at 09:55 am by WGNS

As Tennessee’s economy continues to rebound, the state has experienced three consecutive months of lower unemployment, according to newly released data from the Departme.... Read More

State Parks, Rivian Partner on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Jul 21, 2021 at 06:00 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today it is partnering with electric vehicle (EV) automaker and automotive technology company Rivian.... Read More

Smyrna Resident and Tennessee State Representative Honored with "Conservative Achievement" Award

Jul 16, 2021 at 02:56 pm by WGNS

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, announced State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) is among sev.... Read More