UPDATE: Annual report on Tennessee child well-being finds notable decline in child poverty

Jan 11, 2023 at 06:30 am by WGNS News

Tennessee’s children and their caregivers continue to face significant challenges but increasing investment provides a path forward toward improved outcomes, according t.... Read More
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Arnold AFB workforce provides Christmas gifts for more than 150 children

Dec 23, 2022 at 01:05 pm by WGNS News

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – When the call went out in years past in the weeks leading up to Christmas, personnel across Arnold Air Force Base quickly leapt into.... Read More

U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn and Colleagues’ Pass Bill To End Child Exploitation

Dec 20, 2022 at 01:04 pm by WGNS News

  (Tennessee) U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), along with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), as well as&n.... Read More

Gr8t Chase 'Duck Race' and JEEP SHOW at SportsCom to Raise Funds to Help Families with Children Battling Cancer

Sep 08, 2022 at 05:00 pm by WGNS

The First Annual Gr8t Duck Chase will be held on Saturday, September 17th in Murfreesboro at the Boro Beach, which is SportsCom’s outdoor swimming pool. The duck ra.... Read More

Barfield Elementary, custodians say success is about all about children, how people treat each other

Aug 18, 2022 at 07:34 pm by WGNS

Roots at Barfield Elementary don’t just run deep, they are the cornerstone of a nurturing and successful school.  With a combined 80+ years of experience, the cust.... Read More

STUDY: Tennessee ranks 36th in child well-being - Children living in poverty and more

Aug 09, 2022 at 08:31 pm by WGNS

Newly released data show Tennessee ranks 36th in overall child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data dev.... Read More

MEDIA COMMENTARY: At What Age Should Computer Screen Time Start for Children?

Aug 02, 2022 at 06:58 am by WGNS

(LISTEN TO THIS COMMENTARY) At what age should a child start using a computer or smart device? Some experts suggest that too much screen-time at an early age can overdevelop v.... Read More

Light Up the Night for Child Abuse Victims!

Jun 21, 2022 at 06:15 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – “The Child Advocacy Center needs local businesses, civic groups, and individuals to make the Light Up the Night end of summer party s.... Read More

1,452,040 Reports of Online Child Exploitation and 123,790 Suspects Since 1998

Jun 14, 2022 at 02:42 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – “We live in the age of technology, and our children are growing up in a world full of it,” stated Child Advocacy Center Community Education Co.... Read More

Rutherford County records a 3.3% Divorce Rate in 2020 and 3.7% Divorce Rate in 2019

Jun 08, 2022 at 01:45 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn) – The divorce rate is high across the country, which continues to cause problems for not only children, but adults as well. Across the entire s.... Read More

Bedford County man facing rape of a child charges

Jun 08, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

A Bedford County man is behind bars after multiple charges involving child sex abuse. According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, Rustin Bowen, age 37, is now.... Read More

If You FEEL Your Child Is On Drugs, Act Quickly!

Jun 04, 2022 at 04:16 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Many parents have lost a child to drug overdoses. Every day, parents and guardians easily miss the signs of youth substance misuse. The Tennesse.... Read More

Murfreesboro City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Schedule

May 18, 2022 at 02:44 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) ­‐ Free meals will be available for children in Murfreesboro throughout the summer months. The Murfreesboro City Schools Nutrition Department is fe.... Read More

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