Tennessee STEAM Festival in Murfreesboro

Oct 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee STEAM Festival, founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, will be held in Murfreesboro October 15th through the 24th.The event this year will incorporat.... Read More

TN Health News: Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

Oct 05, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awar.... Read More

Tennessee Making Childcare Easier to Find and More Affordable

Sep 29, 2021 at 10:24 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing additional steps to help parents navigate the balance of raising a family and holding down a job. Beginning Oct.... Read More

COMMENTARY: Children and the dangerous Internet Highway

Sep 13, 2021 at 03:30 pm by WGNS

Internet safety and our children - - with more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss…    Verbatim: Would you let your 8-year-old walk down an unlit, unf.... Read More

Light Up the Night on Friday for Child Abuse Victims on Sept. 10th

Sep 08, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

“One of my favorite things about the Light Up the Night end of summer party are the hors d’oeuvres and beverages!” said Child Advocacy Center Devel.... Read More

The Lights are on for Light Up the Night!

Aug 30, 2021 at 01:55 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Light Up the Night is an outdoor event at the beautiful Oaklands Mansion,” said Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Kat.... Read More

Light Up the Night for Child Abuse Victims!

Aug 10, 2021 at 08:06 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Dance under the stars, mix and mingle with friends, enjoy a beautiful end of the summer party, and light up the night to benefit a great cau.... Read More

DCS Extends Deadline for Foster Care Alumni to Apply for Pandemic Aid

Aug 10, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

The Department of Children’s Services has extended the deadline for former foster youth to apply for federal stimulus funds to assist with living expenses such as rent,.... Read More

Routine Checkups are urged for Tennessee kids as School Starts

Aug 05, 2021 at 01:15 pm by WGNS

Parents should catch their kids up on missed doctor visits – and in some cases, vaccinations – to protect themselves and their communities before they return to sc.... Read More

18-Men Arrested in TBI Human Trafficking Operation

Jul 12, 2021 at 07:38 am by WGNS

A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eighteen men accu.... Read More

New laws strengthening penalties for crimes against children to become effective on Thursday

Jun 28, 2021 at 10:41 am by WGNS

Several new laws protecting children are set to take effect on July 1 in Tennessee.  This includes major Truth in Sentencing legislation ensuring parole and pro.... Read More

7-Children of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Employees Earned Scholarships from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association

Jun 18, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

Seven children of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employees each earned $500 scholarships from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association.Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh present.... Read More

Carrie Norvell Joins the Child Advocacy Center Team

Jun 15, 2021 at 09:10 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro — The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce a new addition to its staff. Carrie Norvell has joined the CAC as the new Community Education Coordi.... Read More

New Court Program in Rutherford County Aims to Help Families Stay Together / Reduce Trauma

Jun 07, 2021 at 07:37 am by WGNS

Sarah Murfree with the Prevention Coalition for Success said that illegal drug use is a large problem in Rutherford County, but another problem involves the stigma that c.... Read More

TN Dept. of Health Launches Emergency Alert Decal for Children With Special Needs

May 26, 2021 at 01:39 pm by WGNS

On Wednesday (05/26/2021), the Tennessee Department of Health launched a new set of resources available for families who have children and youth with special health care.... Read More

Former Police Officer Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

May 14, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS

WILSON COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Technical Services Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a for.... Read More

New Legislation in Tennessee Requires Burial or Cremation of Aborted Child

Apr 21, 2021 at 03:57 pm by WGNS

State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, and State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, successfully guided passage of the Unborn Child Dignity Act through both chambers of the Ten.... Read More

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

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 05, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro - “Experts estimate that 1 out of 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions to Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 24, 2021 at 11:56 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families.Unlike other programs which connect with ju.... Read More