Rutherford County, TN

Court verdict: Mayor Ketron loses over $2M in age discrimination case filed by EMS head

Three longtime former Emergency Medical Service leaders won a $2.1 million jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against Rutherford County government. Mike Nunley, the 45-year founding director of EMS, and his deputy directors, James R. "Randy" White and Joe Haffner are the plaintiffs. White had been a 37-year EMS employee, and Haffner worked for the service...
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Arson Investigation Continues in 2021 Fire on Alsup Mill Road in Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue department is asking for the publics assistance in solving an arson case from 2021. Following an investigation spanning multiple months, a December 2021 fire on Alsup Mill Road in a vacant mobile home has been ruled as arson. The Rutherford County Fire Marshal's Office is seeking information from the public regarding this incident.

'Worst nightmare': School board member responds to fatal shooting after Riverdale High graduation at MTSU

The Rutherford County Board of Education meeting began Thursday morning with a moment of silence for the families affected by a fatal shooting after the Riverdale High  graduation on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. School board members are tasked with interviewing three candidates for director of Rutherford County Schools, during a special-called meeting Thursday,...

Rutherford parents: Academics, curriculum top priority as next schools director is chosen

Surveys from Rutherford County Schools show how parents and employees define priorities they favor in hiring the next director of schools. The top ranked priority for the parents was academics/curriculum, according to 1,816 of those surveyed. The surveyed employees had 1,287 participants ranking the top priority being retention and recruitment of a workforce that's currently budgeted...

Rutherford Weekend: 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events in and around Rutherford County. Bring your pup to Quinns Mercantile and join them for a free Pup Craft Event. They are teaming up with their friends from Safari Pet Resort to create some art with your pet and will be accepting donations for Adopt a Golden Nashville. They are pet friendly and would love to meet your furry family member. The Pup-Craft Event will be on this Saturday, while supplies last. Bring your pups in for some fun crafting and treats!

The Music Returns to the Historic Square and to Patterson Park

Music is a big part of Tennessee and while a lot of the musical groups were born in Nashville, their songs flow into the surrounding areas. Murfreesboro and Rutherford County continue to play a role in our musical heritage and the arts are loved by the young and old. Continuing...

City Cafe in Murfreesboro serves up Southern classics; joint initiative plans for Rutherford County's future and more top Nashville-area news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Nashville area. Teresa and Rollin Kellogg said they are proud to own City Cafe, a longstanding piece of Murfreesboro’s dining history, which celebrated its 122nd anniversary in February. Already a regional corporate hub, a roster...

Safety is focus for Blackman’s graduation at MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WSMV) - Safety was the focus as another Rutherford County high school prepared to hold its graduation ceremonies at MTSU’s Murphy Center on Thursday night. Faculty, staff and students from Blackman High School had rehearsals on Thursday morning prior to graduation ceremony later in the night, the...

Stolen vehicle recovered, juvenile female arrested by La Vergne Police

(La Vergne, Tenn.) La Vergne Police Department’s license plate reader system alerted officers to a stolen vehicle, resulting in the arrest of a juvenile. The Blue Sentinel License Plate Reader (LPR) system alerted officers to the vehicle entering city limits Wednesday afternoon (05/18/2022). Officers were able to quickly locate the vehicle which was parked in front of a business at the 5100 block of Murfreesboro Road. The driver, a female juvenile, and a male passenger were detained by officers.