7% Job Availability in Tennessee - Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne holding unemployment rates of 2.4% or less

May 10, 2022 at 03:28 pm by WGNS

Jobs are readily available in Rutherford County and throughout the Volunteer State. The latest report from Commodity.com shows the fourth quarter of last year closing with a 7.... Read More

Trial for Suspect in Smyrna, TN Murder is set for June

May 10, 2022 at 03:02 pm by WGNS

(Smyrna, TN) The man accused of shooting and killing Errol Lyons outside a Smyrna bar will stand before the courts next month.On June 22, 2018, Smyrna police were dispatched t.... Read More

Murfreesboro and Nashville VA to host in-person hiring fairs for nurses

May 10, 2022 at 02:35 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is hosting an on-site hiring fair May 17 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at its Murfreesboro campus and May.... Read More

Three Murfreesboro City Schools Earn TN STEM/STEAM School Status

May 10, 2022 at 02:27 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN)- Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is thrilled to announced that Black Fox, Hobgood and Salem Elementary were named Tennessee Designated STEM/STEAM Schools du.... Read More
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WGNS' Bart Walker receives Red Cross Heroes Award, Sandy Hughes named Volunteer of the Year

May 10, 2022 at 02:10 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) The American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee Chapter awarded WGNS’ very own Bart Walker as the 2022 Hero on Tuesday morning during the annual Red Cr.... Read More

MTSU military science commissions 13 new leaders as 2nd lieutenants

May 09, 2022 at 08:15 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The former chair of the MTSU Military Science Department returned to address 13 ROTC cadets being commissioned as second lieutenants in variou.... Read More

Rutherford County SRO demonstrates care for a homeless child

May 09, 2022 at 04:58 pm by WGNS

A first-grade student informed a Stewartsboro Elementary School counselor he and his grandmother were homeless and living in their car.School Resource Officer Sam Trubee heard.... Read More

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Announces Smyrna Recreation Grant of $500,000

May 09, 2022 at 04:40 pm by WGNS

(SMYRNA, TN) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced a $500,000 parks and recreation grant for the Town of Smyrna for tennis and p.... Read More

Rutherford County Man Suffers Stroke and Arrives at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford ER Just in Time

May 08, 2022 at 02:59 pm by WGNS

It was 1:15 a.m. on January 17th, 2022, when Michael, 58, woke up from his sleep feeling strange. “My arm felt like it was asleep,” said Michael. “I tried to.... Read More

JazzFest 2022 was a musical night on Saturday

May 08, 2022 at 02:50 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  - The historic downtown square in Murfreesboro was quiet on the opening night of JazzFest. Due to the prediction of impending inclement weather earli.... Read More

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; several tenants displaced

May 08, 2022 at 02:29 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire on Friday (May.... Read More
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UPDATE: MTSU's spring 2022 commencement - exciting times for 2022 graduates

May 08, 2022 at 02:03 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO, TN) The 2,474 new graduates in Middle Tennessee State University’s first Class of 2022 are on their way to adventures great and s.... Read More

May is Wine and Grape Month in Tennessee - Visit a Vineyard in the Rutherford County Area

May 06, 2022 at 07:19 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.)  A growing agricultural sector is being highlighted this month with a proclamation by Gov. Bill Lee. According to the proclamation, May is Wine.... Read More

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Pilots VHA-Uber Health Connect for Veteran Transportation

May 06, 2022 at 02:04 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is piloting a new Veterans Health Administration (VHA)-Uber Health Connect program, offering supp.... Read More

Make sure your smartphone has GIS turned ON for emergency situations

May 05, 2022 at 09:24 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) In today’s technological times, it’s more important than ever for 9-1-1 call centers to be up-to-date with smartphones and advancements made in.... Read More

Mayor recognizes Rutherford County EMS employees with ‘Special’ STARS Award

May 05, 2022 at 08:26 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Rutherford County Paramedic Tara Melton and EMT Maclin Eckhardt with ‘Special’ STARS Awards,.... Read More

Crime Beat: Alleged shoplifter accused of trying on tactical boots and then walking out of the store wearing them

May 05, 2022 at 08:13 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) Detectives are trying to identify an unknown white male who may be tied to a theft from a local sporting goods store. Murfreesboro Police say the April 13th.... Read More

65-Year-old man charged with attempted second-degree murder

May 05, 2022 at 06:45 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) A husband was charged with attempted second-degree murder Thursday (05/05/22) after he allegedly stabbed his wife Sunday, a sheriff’s deputy repo.... Read More

Stewarts Creek competing in new sub-aquatic robotics contest

May 04, 2022 at 07:56 pm by WGNS

Stewarts Creek Robotics has launched a new division in its robotics program and will compete in a regional competition in two week.  The team of 22 high school and m.... Read More

Op-Ed: Take time to encourage!

May 04, 2022 at 07:45 pm by WGNS

Take time to encourage!  by David Coggin, Barnabas Vision I believe Rutherford County is one of the most encouraging and giving communities in the world, but we are.... Read More