Rutherford

Month: August 2021

Smyrna, Tennessee Guardsman Wins National Soldier of the Year Competition

By Sgt. 1st Class William Jones, Tennessee National Guard July 30, 2021 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sgt. William Lukens, a tactical generator mechanic in the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 208th Area Support Medical Company in Smyrna and a senior at Middle Tennessee State University won the 2021 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo, …

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SPRINGHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY TO HOST MEREDITH WILLSONS CLASSIC “THE MUSIC MAN”.

Springhouse Theatre Company, Rutherford County’s premier destination for live family theatrical entertainment, is thrilled to host the classic story of The Music Man. This Musical is a timeless, family friendly story about the value of music and relationship. “The Music Man” was written by Meredith Willson in memory of his childhood. The characters are all …

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Judge Ben Hall McFarlin Resides Over His Final Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to all those who attended the Rutherford County Veterans Court, including Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, Judge Jimmy Turner, Judge Lisa Eischeid, Chief Deputy Keith Lowry, Mayor Bill Ketron, Rutherford County Commissioner Chairman of Public Safety Pettus Read, Paul Johnson, Rhonda Allen, Rod Key and Chantho Sourino. Sadly, most elected officials and the …

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Governor Lee Announces 2020-21 Governor’s Civics Seal District and School Recipients

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education announced the districts and schools earning the 2020-21 Tennessee Excellence in Civics Education and unveiled the Governor’s Civics Seal at McConnell Elementary in Hamilton County. The 53 schools and three districts receiving this designation will be recipients of …

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Veteran Local Sports Reporter and ‘Smyrna Home-Boy’ Danny Brewer to Join WGNS Team

MURFREESBORO, Tenn – Seasoned sportswriter Danny Brewer is proud to join the WGNS Radio sports reporting team. Danny has covered a variety of sports for multiple publications including the Rutherford Review, Nashville Banner, Nashville Sports Weekly, Middle Tennessee Racing News, the Rutherford Reader and Horseracingscoop.com. “Being a part of the biggest radio station in the …

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Nissan to shut Smyrna plant for two weeks

Nissan Motor said it would suspend production at its US factory in Smyrna, Tennessee, for two weeks from next Monday (16 August) due to a shortage of semiconductors, according to local reports. The company said social and business restrictions implemented in Malaysia since the beginning of June, to combat the latest coronavirus outbreak, had affected …

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Cowboy Up! Marty Luffman measures progress in recovery from near-fatal crash: Tayla Courage

Alabama native Marty Luffman has called the Smyrna area home for 48 years since he finished college in 1972. He’s worked for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, wrote the state’s first equine trail guide, competed in rodeos, helped to create the 23.1-mile Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and sold insurance for 45 years. “It’s an …

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