Rutherford County

How to homeschool a child on the autism spectrum

Feb 24, 2022 at 05:59 am by Heather Cadenhead 1

I never planned to homeschool my children. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English and Professional Education from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. After graduation, I.... Read More
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, center left, and his wife, MTSU first lady Elizabeth McPhee, center right, were presented special awards by the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP for their ong

Murfreesboro NAACP presents special awards to McPhees for community, education work

Feb 22, 2022 at 02:48 pm by Voice Wire

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and his wife, MTSU first lady Elizabeth McPhee, were presented special awards Monday night by the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP for their on.... Read More

Want to do something about that landfill?

Feb 22, 2022 at 10:00 am by MK37130 3

Want to do something about the landfill?  Get involved.  Step one is educate yourself.  Step two is call the people with the power to stop it and and tell them.... Read More

Chatterbox: Mary Wade's legacy of strength and kindness

Feb 22, 2022 at 06:38 am by Collier 1

February is Black History month and we recently celebrated School Board recognition week creating an excellent excuse to talk to my friend and civic leader, Mary McKnight Wade.... Read More
Kenneth “Coon” Victory, Lifetime Service Award Winner Carolyn Peebles, Young Leader Award Winner Rachel Johnson, and Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed  *Holly Pendergrass was unable to attend and

Town of Smyrna honors 2021 Lifetime Service and 2021 Young Leader Award Winners

Feb 21, 2022 at 09:30 am by Voice Wire

Mike Moss, Smyrna Parks and Recreation Director, is pleased to announce Carolyn Peebles as the 2021 Kenneth “Coon” Victory Lifetime Service Award winner and Rachel.... Read More

Kids get $1 sundaes at Andy's Frozen Custard February 25

Feb 21, 2022 at 06:16 am by Voice Wire

Andy's Frozen Custard is celebrating the opening of its 2nd Murfreesboro location with $1 kid sundaes for all kids 12 and under all day 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 2.... Read More
Melissa Ann Murphy

RCFR Charges Smyrna Woman with Arson

Feb 17, 2022 at 03:15 pm by Voice Wire

Rutherford County Fire Marshal’s Office has charged Melissa Ann Murphy, 38, of Smyrna with arson following a May 2021 fire at her residence.  Upon investigation, o.... Read More

Be a "Hometown Hero" during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Feb 17, 2022 at 02:29 pm by Voice Wire

“Lace up your favorite walking shoes and join us for the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” announced Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon D.... Read More

SRO charges student with threatening Smyrna High School

Feb 17, 2022 at 05:50 am by Lisa Marchesoni

School resource officers identified and charged a Smyrna High School student today who was accused of threatening the school Tuesday night, an SRO sergeant said. “The p.... Read More

Overheated clothes in dryer causes fire at detention center

Feb 16, 2022 at 06:02 am by Lisa Marchesoni

No one suffered injuries when clothes in a dryer overheated, causing flames to erupt in the laundry room early Tuesday at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Sherif.... Read More
Then-MTSU graduate students Gale Beaubien, left, and Connor Olson conduct riparian spider research at an Appalachian Mountain stream.

MTSU alumni, mentor find international acclaim from spider research

Feb 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Voice Wire

Three former Middle Tennessee State University student biology researchers studying riparian spiders and their mentor, Ryan Otter, are part of a recently published collaborati.... Read More

A Life in Exile: Meanwhile…We suffer

Feb 15, 2022 at 06:18 am by cghattas 1

Fiddler on the Roof was our favorite movie, and Yente, the matchmaker, had one of the best lines as they were all leaving their homes for a life in exile: "Maybe next time, G.... Read More