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Chloie Leverette and Gage Daniel

Abducted or ashes? Bedford County children disappear with a trace

Nov 20, 2017 at 11:35 am by Michelle Willard

In 2012, the unthinkable happened in Bedford County. A fire on Kingdom Road near Unionville destroyed a home and left a family in shambles. On the night of Sept. 23, 2012, a.... Read More

EPA approves ending emissions testing in Rutherford County in 2022

Aug 17, 2021 at 09:53 am by Voice Wire 3

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today that vehicle emissions testing in five Tennessee counties will end on Jan. 14, 2022 now that th.... Read More

Pastor accused of sex crimes completes suicide during break from trial

Dec 02, 2021 at 04:36 pm by Voice Wire

The man found dead in a parking garage Thursday morning in Murfreesboro has been identified as David Rowan. Rowan appears to have died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.... Read More

Marsha Blackburn - Living the Life on her donor's dime

Feb 22, 2021 at 11:00 am by Waterman 4

On February 13, the day the Senate GOP caucus predictably acquitted Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, Sen. Marsha Blackburn tweeted twice that the proceeding was &.... Read More
Scam Alert

ASK ELLIE: Coca-Cola does not wrap cars and pay people to advertise

Jul 30, 2021 at 08:00 am by Ask Ellie

Hello Ellie: I was so excited to earn a little extra money. I was contacted in Facebook Messenger that Dasani Water wanted to wrap my car in an advertising campaign and was g.... Read More

Murfreesboro Christmas Parade

Dec 01, 2021 at 03:48 pm by Cynthialynn Jones

The Murfreesboro Annual Christmas Parade is December 12th, 2021 starting at 2:00.  There will be floats, cars, horses, and even Santa is going to make an appearance to ch.... Read More
Sinking Creek Farm

Murfreesboro Mama: Where to Take Santa Photos and Family Christmas Pics Around Town

Nov 13, 2020 at 09:49 am by Laura Beth Payne

If you're like me, you look forward to Christmas all year and then after Halloween you're thinking, "Whoa! Here already?" Christmas does come (thank goodness!), and while it'.... Read More
Terry Sullivan

Did Terry Sullivan's wife have him killed for life insurance?

Nov 05, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

After the shooting death of Terry Sullivan in 2009, the mystery surrounding it became one of White County's most high-profile investigations and notorious cold cases.... Read More

Mask debate in Rutherford County Schools shows some adults can act like children

Sep 08, 2021 at 10:23 am by Michelle Willard 22

I learned along ago not to sit directly behind the speaker at a publicly televised meeting unless I wanted the world to see me. This lesson came the hard way when I got a text.... Read More
Was Charlie Brown racist?

Opinion: Why are we offended by Children's Holiday Classics?

Dec 03, 2018 at 07:00 am by clervin 2

We’re really living in the Unites States of the Offended. People, lighten up, please. Children’s holiday classic TV specials are now being scrutinized by the PC p.... Read More
The gavel of justice

Everything you need to know about the 19 biggest lawsuits facing Rutherford County (2021 edition)

Oct 28, 2021 at 11:15 am by Michelle Willard 1

With all the bad press around the illegal jailing of children and the lawsuit about that, one Voice reader got to wondering and poking about trying to figure out what other le.... Read More
James Evans, the voice of Rutherford County Schools

Who is James Evans?

Jun 06, 2019 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

"Hello parents, this is James Evans with Rutherford County Schools and—"  Students, parents and even employees of the school district often wait with bated breath.... Read More

Meet the 7 new firefighter trainees with the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Dept.

Sep 10, 2018 at 07:00 am by Murfreesboro City Schools

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) welcomed seven fire trainees last week. Tyler Allen, Corra Dirksen, Tyson Donaldson, Nicholas Lanzafame, Sterling Rogers, Ryan St..... Read More
Storytelling and poetry

Myth, Moral and Meaning: How stories shape the context of our lives

Sep 02, 2019 at 09:00 am by Paulette Jackson

Myth and Moral …  The sunbeams shone brightly on the high walls of the old garden. The bees hummed around a bed of purple borage and the fragrance of the blu.... Read More

Tennessee now requires registration of 'short-term rentals' with Property Assessor

Apr 23, 2021 at 08:00 am by robmtchl

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell’s Office recently received a directive from the State of Tennessee’s Division of Property Assessment regarding.... Read More

Coffee and Contemplation: Critical Thinking (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Friends with a Snail...)

Sep 04, 2018 at 11:35 am by The Old Wolf 1

“You and a super-intelligent snail both get a million dollars and you both become immortal. However, you die if the snail touches you. It always knows where you are and.... Read More

MTSU men's basketball to play four 2018 NCAA Tournament teams in non-conference schedule

Aug 30, 2018 at 10:00 am by Voice Wire

Middle Tennessee Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt revealed Wednesday the 13-game non-conference portion of the Blue Raiders' 2018-19 schedule. Featurin.... Read More
Topre America in Smyrna

Topre announces 4th Rutherford County expansion

Nov 13, 2019 at 09:20 am by Voice Wire

Topre America Corporation, a major automotive stamping supplier, continues to reinvest in its Smyrna manufacturing plant by adding 51 new jobs and a $63 million capital invest.... Read More
Murfreesboro Police Department

UPDATED: Fourth shooting in a week in Murfreesboro puts 2 victims in hospital

Jun 22, 2020 at 06:30 pm by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives are investigating a botched drug deal and attempted robbery that led to the shooting of two men in t.... Read More

Learning to Trust Other People After a Trauma

Feb 23, 2021 at 07:50 am by aGentleDrLaura

Most people live their lives with feelings of safety and trust. They trust that the sun will come up in the morning. That the water they drink is safe. People assume the autho.... Read More

Feb. 23: List of roads closed due to flooding

Feb 23, 2019 at 09:55 am by Michelle Willard

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is advising drivers to stay home if possible because county roads are expected to be more dangerous with more rain expected Saturda.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 18 Spots for Rainy Day Play

Feb 22, 2021 at 10:16 am by Laura Beth Payne

Image: Fire truck exhibit at Discovery Center. Murfreesboro Mama  Whether it’s a heavy spring rain or a bout of Ice-mageddon, Tennessee weather is known for being.... Read More
David Riemens

Watertown skull turns missing artist into suspicious death

Jan 29, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

It's not often that Watertown, Tennessee, makes the news. So it was memorable when David Riemens vanished Aug. 8, 2012, from the Dollar General in the small Middle Tennessee.... Read More

Slavery Has Never Been Abolished in the United States. In Tennessee, It Could Be Soon.

Mar 03, 2021 at 11:00 am by Brendon Donoho

The following piece is a follow-up to my earlier column: Why it's time to fully abolish slavery in Tennessee. Now. In a previous column in support of State Sen.... Read More

MTSU School of Music to Preform "Messiah" Tuesday November 30th 2021

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:52 am by Cynthialynn Jones

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU School of Music students, their professor and a special guest will blend their voices in concert with an orchestra to help.... Read More