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Tennessee records 3.2% unemployment rate for April

May 19, 2022 at 03:59 pm by WGNS

New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) revealed unemployment across the state remained at a historic low in April. The state reached.... Read More

Rutherford County Library Updates and News

May 17, 2022 at 08:00 am by WGNS

WGNS' Scott Walker talks about the Summer Reading Program with Katie Turner and Emily Garrett from Linebaugh Library’s Youth Services. Plus, many other guests from the R.... Read More

Two face TennCare Fraud Charges in Rutherford County

May 16, 2022 at 05:56 pm by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) Two people in Rutherford County are charged with TennCare fraud in connection with allegedly giving false information so one of them could enroll in th.... Read More

Man charged with second degree murder of 30-year-old in Murfreesboro scheduled for June trial date

May 16, 2022 at 04:10 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) A murder case that dates back to April 9, 2020 will make its way to the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Barry Tidwell next month on June 20, 20.... Read More

Protecting Property Values in Murfreesboro - Better Control Over Rental Properties

May 12, 2022 at 08:00 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro City Councilman Shawn Wright told WGNS NEWS that he would like to pursue changes to better govern rental units, in hopes of preserving property values throughout.... Read More

Thieves are once again on the prowl for catalytic converters in Rutherford County

May 12, 2022 at 05:33 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) Catalytic converter thefts are in the news again. The most recent rash of thefts took place in the city limits of Murfreesboro and police department de.... Read More

Murfreesboro’s Own ‘Miracle’, John Dempsey to Represent Tennessee at the National Right to Life Pro-Life Oratory Contest

May 12, 2022 at 04:05 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) “The doctor told my parents that abortion was their only option…so they fired him,” stated John Dempsey during the recent Tennessee.... Read More

MTSU outdoor pursuits reels in $70K TWRA grant to pilot fishing program

May 12, 2022 at 03:50 pm by WGNS

Photo above this story: Blake Osborn, Middle Tennessee State University outdoor pursuits coordinator, supervises students out on kayaks and paddleboards — equipment purc.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office booking deputy intercepts metal strips that could be used as a weapon

May 12, 2022 at 03:38 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) Booking deputies intercepted from an inmate metal strips that could potentially be used as a weapon behind bars Tuesday, said Deputy Chief Kevin Hen.... Read More

Downtown Murfreesboro Poised for Growth

May 12, 2022 at 02:55 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, Tenn.) Downtown Murfreesboro is poised for growth and developers continue to make plans for the area around the historic Rutherford County square. A mixed-use d.... Read More

Two arrested in nearby Coffee County face arson charges and are accused of causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to businesses

May 12, 2022 at 06:30 am by WGNS

(Coffee County, TN) Just 20-minutes East of Murfreesboro, two people have been arrested and charged with arson, among other things, in connection with the Woodland Plaza Fire.... Read More

Oakland Middle students embrace creating change

May 11, 2022 at 04:23 pm by WGNS

Oakland Middle School students showcased their Service-Learning Projects today. The theme of the showcase is ‘Create Change,’ which promotes the idea that, even as.... Read More

Reward for Information Leading to the Capture of the 'Rock Burglar,' who may have broken into 36 local businesses

May 11, 2022 at 04:18 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, Tenn.) Rutherford County CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial ‘Rock Burglar.’  The so-calle.... Read More

Vanderbilt Medical Center ready to move forward with 42-bed Blackman hospital - Veterans Pkwy. / I-840 becoming a mini medical corridor

May 11, 2022 at 02:46 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) - The Blackman area along Veterans Parkway near I-840 is quickly becoming a smaller version of Medical Center Parkway or a mini medical corridor. La.... Read More

Guns being left in unlocked cars, trucks and SUV's continues to be a problem in Murfreesboro and throughout Middle Tennessee

May 11, 2022 at 01:43 pm by WGNS

  (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) Guns being stolen out of unlocked vehicles continues to be an issue… so far, about 16-guns have been stolen out of cars and trucks in Murf.... Read More

WANTED by Murfreesboro and Nashville Police: Jeffery Reynaldo Peterkin

May 11, 2022 at 11:46 am by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, Tenn.) The Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is searching for Jeffery Reynaldo Peterkin, who has several outstanding warrants in M.... Read More

Mitchell Named Executive Director for American Red Cross "Heart of Tennessee" Chapter

May 10, 2022 at 03:35 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that John Mitchell has been named the Executive Director with the Heart of Ten.... Read More

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