The Journey Home continues the fight to end generational poverty and homelessness in Rutherford County

May 05, 2022 at 11:19 am by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) The Journey Home in Murfreesboro works to help those who are both homeless or on the edge of homelessness daily. Scott Foster, director of The Journey Home,.... Read More

Child Advocacy Center Hometown Heroes Silent Auction

Apr 26, 2022 at 09:24 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO — “You only have four days left to bid on the items in the Hometown Heroes Silent Auction,” announced Child Advocacy Center Developmen.... Read More

Investigation into Mysterious Liver Disease in Children

Apr 26, 2022 at 08:25 pm by WGNS

Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other hepatologist.... Read More

Rutherford County Ranked at #4 out of 95 Counties for Child Well-Being in Tennessee

Mar 22, 2022 at 02:15 pm by WGNS

  The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released their annual Child Well-Being report. The analysis shows Rutherford County is in the top percentile for positiv.... Read More

Hometown Heroes Walk for Children in Murfreesboro

Feb 17, 2022 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – “Lace up your favorite walking shoes and join us for the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” announced Child Advocac.... Read More

Nearly half of Tennessee kids spend more than 2 hours per day on noneducational screen time

Feb 16, 2022 at 01:20 pm by WGNS

Nearly 50% of Tennessee parents said their children spend 2 hours or more on noneducational screen time each day, despite over two-thirds of parents reporting that they place.... Read More

Children Story Time and Creative Writing Events at the Local Libraries throughout Rutherford County

Feb 15, 2022 at 07:10 am by WGNS

Storytime is back at the local library in downtown Murfreesboro. Katie Turner with Linebaugh Youth Services told WGNS NEWS that starting this Spring, the library will focus on.... Read More

TN Right to Life Applauds 6th Circuit Ruling regarding different bans on abortion

Feb 03, 2022 at 08:59 am by WGNS

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Tennessee’s ban on abortions for reasons such as race, gender, or genetic abnormality. Tenn.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents: 40% of kids missed at least one week of school; 70% favor remote learning availability

Jan 26, 2022 at 04:34 pm by WGNS

STUDY: The latest analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll has found that nearly 40% of Tennessee parents said their children missed at least one week of school during the.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll analysis explores COVID-19 prevention in Tennessee schools

Jan 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Most Tennessee parents polled late in 2021 by researchers with the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy say they send their children to school with masks, but they also h.... Read More

POSTPONED: Discovery Center's Martin Luther King Jr. Day free day (1/17/22)

Jan 14, 2022 at 11:56 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring announced its Martin Luther King Jr. Day free day, originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17, has been postpo.... Read More

Foster care instability continues to impact Tennessee children

Dec 27, 2021 at 08:04 pm by WGNS

Last year, approximately one in three children in state custody remained in foster care for more than a year, according to a new report by the Tennessee Commission on Chi.... Read More

Child Safety Seat Inspection Saturday at Law Offices of John Day

Dec 16, 2021 at 05:36 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Whether you're a parent or grandparent, installing a child's safety seat in your car can become a challenge. This Saturday morning between 10:00 and 11:00.... Read More

Tennessee data show families with children need expanded support

Dec 14, 2021 at 09:43 am by WGNS

Tennessee’s children and their caregivers have struggled through the last two years but expanded supports make recovery possible, according to The State of the Chil.... Read More

18 Needy Families Need Secret Santa’s in Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Dec 06, 2021 at 06:21 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro – “The Child Advocacy Center has made Christmas magical for thousands of needy child abuse victims over the last 21 years,” said director S.... Read More

Toot's Fundraiser brings in OVER $8,500 for less fortunate children in Rutherford County to shop for Christmas

Dec 06, 2021 at 11:34 am by WGNS

(Click the photo above this story to see all the pictures) Thanks to local residents who dined Toot’s in Murfreesboro on November 30th,   less fortunate childr.... Read More
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Toot's Fundraiser brings in OVER $8,500 for less fortunate children in Rutherford County to shop for Christmas

Dec 06, 2021 at 11:34 am by WGNS

(Click the photo above this story to see all the pictures) Thanks to local residents who dined Toot’s in Murfreesboro on November 30th,   less fortunate childr.... Read More

Help less fortunate kids enjoy Christmas joy at Toot's Tuesday Nov. 30th

Nov 26, 2021 at 09:39 am by WGNS

One elementary school student participating in the Shop with the Sheriff event in 2019 wanted to buy food for his family instead of buying toys for himself, remembers School R.... Read More

Shop with the Sheriff Fundraiser on Nov. 30th in Murfreesboro

Nov 17, 2021 at 11:15 am by WGNS

A November 30th Shop with the Sheriff fundraiser will help fund a special shopping expedition for less fortunate children throughout Rutherford County.  The fundraiser wi.... Read More

DCS Boosts the Number of Children Adopted from State Care

Nov 11, 2021 at 01:43 pm by WGNS

The Department of Children’s Services today announced that for the fourth consecutive federal fiscal year, the number of Tennessee children in foster care reaching perma.... Read More