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Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)
Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)

“Saddle Up” gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the MTSU Foundation House...

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Barnabas Vision has taken over “Adopt-A-Grandparent” program in Rutherford County
Barnabas Vision has taken over “Adopt-A-Grandparent” program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent.  Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.  

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Sheriff Candidates passed drug test
Sheriff Candidates passed drug test

WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...

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Candidates for Sheriff PASS Drug Test on WGNS

Drug tests administered after a political forum on WGNS with candidates for sheriff all turned out "NEGATIVE". The radio station continues to allow listeners to phone questions "live" to candidates and learn how they stand on issues that concern them. 

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WGNS Visited Corvette Museum's Sinkhole
WGNS Visited Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

The sinkhole that opened at 5:39 Wednesday morning, February 12, 2014, beneath the Skydome at the Corvette Museum...

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Uncle Dave Macon Days
Uncle Dave Macon Days

The Uncle Dave Macon Days "Old Time Music Festival" is this weekend (July 11th through the 13th). It is at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village in Murfreesboro.

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Reasons to Give Blood TODAY 8AM to 2PM
Reasons to Give Blood TODAY 8AM to 2PM

It’s always a challenge to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients, but the summer months can be especially difficult. This year is no exception. That's why WGNS is teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Good Neighbor Blood Drive.

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These days, who is real media a reporter and who is not?

Dr. Larry Burris, a professor in the MTSU School of Journalism, exams who can call themselves a reporter and who can not...

 

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"American Top 40s" Casey Kasem Dead At 82

Although not a local story, but news of the death Sunday of Casey Kasem hit many in the Murfreesboro area by surprise. In earlier years, WGNS carried his popular weekend radio show American Top 40.

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WELCOME! FolkFest Visitors Here Through June 15
WELCOME! FolkFest Visitors Here Through June 15

INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST is here now through Sunday, June 15th, as Murfreesboro welcomes folk dance groups from Czech Republic, Hungary, and Mexico.

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New homes built in La Vergne after July 1st must have sprinklers. Will this spread?
New homes built in La Vergne after July 1st must have sprinklers. Will this spread?

You heard that new homes built after July 1, 2014 in La Vergne must have a fire sprinkler system. Will this requirement spread to other areas?

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Habitat's Saturday Concert POSTPONED Due To Death of Beth Smith

Habitat for Humanity has postponed the "Sing, Shout, Raise The Roof" concert that was scheduled at First Baptist on East Castle, because of the death of former Habitat Executive Director Beth Smith.

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After July 1st New Homes In La Vergne Must Have Fire Sprinklers
After July 1st New Homes In La Vergne Must Have Fire Sprinklers

LA VERGNE - The La Vergne Town Council met at 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon and approved placing fire sprinklers in all new homes.  

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Boro Beach pictures from the recent opening of the SportsCom pool
Boro Beach pictures from the recent opening of the SportsCom pool

The SportsCom outdoor pool, known as Boro Beach, officially opened on May 24th this year. These are a few photos taken by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department. 

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Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

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2014 Healing Field this weekend in Murfreesboro
2014 Healing Field this weekend in Murfreesboro

At 8:00 AM on Saturday May 24, the grassy field will be transformed into a field of 800 three foot by five foot American Flags...

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Election Coverage from WGNS


Get complete election results, stories, candidate interviews and photos HERE. 

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Preliminary Results of Tuesday Night Election

In the Tuesday night Rutherford County Primary election, County Mayor Ernest Burgess will hold on to his seat beating out Jimmy Evans. Burgess had a little over 58% of the votes by the end of the night. In the race for Sheriff, incumbent Robert Arnold will continue in the race, beating out former Sheriff’s Department employee Bob Asbury...

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White House Temporarily Placed on Lock Down
White House Temporarily Placed on Lock Down

The White House in Washington DC was briefly placed on lock down this Tuesday afternoon when a man went around security barriers....

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White House Temporarily Placed on Lock Down
White House Temporarily Placed on Lock Down

The White House in Washington DC was briefly placed on lock down this Tuesday afternoon when a man went around security barriers....

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The Big Payback is TODAY (May 6, 2014)
The Big Payback is TODAY (May 6, 2014)

The event will allow local residents to donate online to their favorite non-profit organization in Rutherford County. Shelly Stanley with Read To Succeed told WGNS...

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The Drifters to perform after the Jazz Fest is over Saturday, May 3rd
The Drifters to perform after the Jazz Fest is over Saturday, May 3rd

The Drifters are an American Doo-Wop and R&B vocal group that were formed in 1953. 

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Deadly House Fire at 705 Minor Street
Deadly House Fire at 705 Minor Street

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engines 1 and 3 and Rescue 8 responded to a deadly house fire at 705 Minor Street just before 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. 

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Storm Update for Monday Night and Tuesday
Storm Update for Monday Night and Tuesday

The National Weather Service reports the chance for severe weather continues to linger between now and 9PM this evening. We may see hail and increasing rain. That chance for severe weather again continues on Tuesday. As rainfall is expected this Monday evening, flash flooding will likely be a problem. 

Note: There is still a possibility of isolated tornadoes. 

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Dan Whittle's Book Signing this Wednesday at Demos'
Dan Whittle's Book Signing this Wednesday at Demos'

Local author Dan Whittle will sign his new book "Canalou" at Demos' Restaurant on Wednesday April 23rd during lunch from 11:00AM to 2:00PM and for dinner, 4:00 to 7:00PM.

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