Tennessee news

Tennessee Ranks at #5 for States with Veteran Owned Businesses

Jun 21, 2022 at 08:30 am by WGNS

VETERAN OWNED BUSINESSES: A new report found that the Volunteer State has 5th most veteran-owned businesses in the country. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Veterans Af.... Read More

Tennessee Gas Prices DOWN 8.7-Cents Per Gallon in the last Week

Apr 11, 2022 at 06:45 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN — Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 8.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.87/g today, according to GasBuddy's sur.... Read More

Rutherford County Election Commission Confirms Candidate Filing Deadline Extended for State Senatorial Races

Apr 07, 2022 at 01:30 pm by WGNS

  The Rutherford County Election Commission has confirmed the deadline to file paperwork to run for State Senate has been extended. Evidently, the change came after a pu.... Read More

Number of uninsured children returning to pre-pandemic levels; overall wellbeing is lower than pre-pandemic

Apr 06, 2022 at 12:43 pm by WGNS

The most recent analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll by researchers in the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy shows that insurance coverage for Tennessee chil.... Read More

Noah's Law to Expedite Amber Alert's in Tennessee

Apr 01, 2022 at 02:00 pm by Producer

Following a nationwide manhunt for a missing Sumner County 3-year-old last year, Tennessee lawmakers last week approved legislation that allows for an Amber Alert to be issued.... Read More

Proposed Bill Sponsored by Murfreesboro Representative Gains Ground for Medical Cannabis Use

Mar 31, 2022 at 06:00 am by WGNS

A bill sponsored by State Representative Bryan Terry that focuses on medical cannabis has been making progress in the Tennessee House of Representatives (HB 2641).Representati.... Read More

U.S. Precision Medicine Research Program Releases Genomic Data

Mar 18, 2022 at 03:15 pm by WGNS

Earlier this month the All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including who.... Read More

New retrospective exhibit honors prolific MTSU sculptor-professor, helps fund scholarship

Mar 09, 2022 at 11:44 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University is honoring a gifted — and prolific — sculpture professor with a new re.... Read More

TN legislators introduce ‘Noah’s Law’ that could help missing children be found faster

Mar 05, 2022 at 09:30 am by WGNS

Republican legislation that could allow for an Amber Alert to be issued sooner in certain cases advanced out of the Tennessee House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee.... Read More

Tennessee Department of Health Recognizes World Birth Defects Day

Mar 01, 2022 at 06:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health recognizes World Birth Defects Day on March 3, 2022, joining other birth defect prevention organizations, including the World Health Organiz.... Read More

WGNS Takes a look into the TN General Assembly

Feb 25, 2022 at 09:13 am by Producer

On Friday's WGNS Podcast (heard on FM 100.5 in Smyrna, FM 101.9 and AM 1450 in Murfreesboro), host Scott Walker is joined by TN State Representatives Dr. Bryan Terry and.... Read More

TBI Says 5 "Missing Children" May Be In Rutherford County

Feb 25, 2022 at 05:00 am by WGNS

(NASHVILLE) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an ENDANGERED CHILD ALERT for five missing siblings. Authorities indicate that they may be here in Rutherford Coun.... Read More

UPDATE on Police Pursuit that Started in Rutherford County and Ended Just Over the Davidson County Line

Feb 23, 2022 at 12:08 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: More news on the police pursuit that started in Rutherford County this past Saturday night.The pursuit unfolded when a LaVergne Police Officer tried to pull over an In.... Read More

Business of the Year and More Announced in the Town of Smyrna

Feb 23, 2022 at 11:37 am by WGNS

SMYRNA, Tennessee - SRM Concrete based in Rutherford County was named the business of the year, Craig Taylor was named the Smyrna Coach of the year and the Stewardship Award w.... Read More

House and Senate Bills would add protections for Tennessee churches and religious groups

Feb 23, 2022 at 10:39 am by WGNS

Tennessee House of Representatives have passed legislation that is designed to further protect Tennesseans’ First Amendment right to hold religious services during a sta.... Read More