Rutherford County Teen Wins Tennessee Cattlemen's Assoc. Scholarship

Aug 01, 2022 at 12:45 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN— The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee CattleWomen’s (TNCW) Association awarded five educational scholarships for t.... Read More

Smyrna has the Lowest Unemployment Rate in Rutherford County - County as a Whole Ranks as 7th Lowest in State

Jul 28, 2022 at 09:40 pm by WGNS

  (RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN.) School employees on their yearly summer break were one of the factors that impacted the June 2022 county unemployment rates, according to th.... Read More

Rutherford County Hotels Stays See Continued Upswing

Jul 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. - Rutherford County’s hotel partners continue to increase their numbers according to the May STR report. In comparison to May 2021, hotel room.... Read More

Hiring New Teachers and Retaining Great Educators in Rutherford County is a Tough Battle in the Current Job Market

Jul 25, 2022 at 03:53 pm by WGNS

As the job market grows more competitive, businesses are finding it tougher and tougher to hire and retain staff. The issue impacts not only companies, but also school distr.... Read More

33.3% of Rutherford County Drivers Involved in Serious Injury or Fatal Accidents This Year were Using Drugs, Alcohol or were Drowsy

Jul 22, 2022 at 07:15 am by WGNS

A national survey - conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - reveals many Americans admit to taking one or more potentially impairing medications before getting be.... Read More

Appeal Denied for Murfreesboro Man Convicted on 10-Counts of Rape of a Child

Jul 20, 2022 at 07:46 pm by WGNS

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. – The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by Marcus Willingham, who was convicted in the Rutherford County Courtro.... Read More

OP-ED: Parent Engagement in the Schools

Jul 20, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

As you start the school year, take an opportunity to open a door to healthy dialogue with parents about the day-to-day events in their child’s classroom. Research reveal.... Read More

American Library Association stands with local libraries like the Rutherford County Library System in condemning threats of violence (with audio)

Jul 19, 2022 at 06:15 am by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – Over the years there has been a growing trend of threats of violence and vandalism at local libraries, some of which have turned into more than just.... Read More

STUDY: Men 3X more likely than women to be involved in fatal distracted driving crashes in Tennessee

Jul 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm by WGNS

A recent study conducted by Zutobi shows that men in Tennessee are nearly three times more likely than women to be involved in a fatal crash that involves distracted driving..... Read More

Help local children who are less fortunate through the Barnabas Vision School Supply Drive

Jul 15, 2022 at 11:32 am by WGNS

Local non-profit Barnabas Vision is collecting school supplies for students in need throughout the community. Volunteer Hillary Hodges stated… The school supply drive i.... Read More

Tennessee Cattlemen's Assoc. and Industry Partners Support Youth - Donating Local Beef to Second Harvest Food Bank

Jul 15, 2022 at 06:47 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN – At the Tennessee Junior Beef Expo in Lebanon, Tenn. on June 30 through July 2, the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) with help from i.... Read More

Rutherford County School System is the Fastest Growing System in Tennessee - Salary Study to be Conducted to Prepare for Continued Growth

Jul 14, 2022 at 05:17 pm by WGNS

The Rutherford County Schools have announced plans to move forward with an employee salary study. Director of Schools Dr. Jimmy Sullivan said a third-party vendor will oversee.... Read More

Home School Dual Enrollment "Open House" at Motlow Campus in Smyrna

Jul 14, 2022 at 02:06 pm by WGNS

Motlow College will host two open house events for home school students on July 21st and 22nd (Thursday and Friday). The event will focus on dual enrollment opportunities fo.... Read More

Travis Manion Foundation to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run in Murfreesboro

Jul 13, 2022 at 07:53 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN —The Travis Manion Foundation and The City Schools Foundation  are joining forces to host The Murfreesboro 9/11 Heroes Run and Back to School Dash.... Read More

Rutherford County Nears Partial Solution in Eliminating Huge Percentage of Waste Going to the Middle Point Landfill

Jul 13, 2022 at 07:40 am by WGNS

WGNS has more details on solutions to the growing waste generated in Rutherford County, which has been an ongoing battle as the lifespan of the Middle Point Landfill grows sho.... Read More

Hotel / Motel Tax Collections are Strong in Murfreesboro, Indicating More Hotel Guests than Pre-Pandemic Levels

Jul 12, 2022 at 11:51 am by WGNS

The hotel/motel tax collected in Murfreesboro continues to go up, which means more and more people are returning to Rutherford County for their travels. So far this year, ther.... Read More

Early Voting Starts this Friday in Rutherford County and Throughout the State of Tennessee

Jul 11, 2022 at 03:27 pm by WGNS

Tennessee’s generous early voting period for the Aug. 4 State and Federal Primary & State and County General Election begins this Friday, July 15, and runs Monday to.... Read More

Tennessee raises child care assistance by 20%

Jul 11, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has announced new actions to support child care providers and parents. On July 1, 2022, TDHS increased child care p.... Read More

Rutherford County PAWS part of 250+ shelters participating in summer “Empty the Shelters” event

Jul 08, 2022 at 12:44 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN. — As our nation’s shelters face unprecedented overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is doing its part to taking homeless pets from kennels to couc.... Read More

Gas prices in Tennessee have fallen by up to 10-Cents in the past week

Jul 05, 2022 at 01:26 pm by WGNS

Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 10.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.39 per gallon on Tuesday (07/05/22), according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,.... Read More