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Online petition created to rename Smyrna High's auditorium in honor of Shannon Williams  The Daily News Journal

Since the Wednesday death of Shannon Williams, a beloved Smyrna High School teacher and wife of Smyrna's football coach, an online petition was created to ...

Rescued bulldog gets new 'leash' on life as Smyrna High School's mascot  The Daily News Journal

Ace, an English bulldog, served as a stud for a breeding operation before being rescued by a North Carolina-based rescue group.

Smyrna High School teacher Shannon Williams dies after battle with cancer  The Daily News Journal

Shannon Williams, Smyrna teacher and the wife of Bulldogs football coach Matt Williams, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Smyrna High is 'Shannon Strong' as beloved teacher — the football coach's wife — fights cancer  The Daily News Journal

Smyrna High drama teacher Shannon Williams begins treatment for inoperable brain tumor as football coach Matt Williams begins spring practice.

Nineteen to be inducted into Smyrna High's first Hall of Fame class  The Daily News Journal

Smyrna High's first hall of fame class will feature 19 inductees. Ten have been announced.

Sherri Southerland named new Smyrna High principal  The Daily News Journal

Sherri Southerland, a longtime assistant principal at Smyrna High School, has been named the school's next principal, Director of Schools Don Odom and ...

Longtime Smyrna H.S. drama teacher dies after battling cancer  WKRN News 2

A longtime drama teacher at Smyrna High School has passed away after battling cancer.

Smyrna High 'rescues' new school mascot | News  WSMV Nashville

From being in a cage at an animal shelter to being the face of a local high school.

Beloved teacher at Smyrna High dies after battle with cancer  WZTV

The Smyrna community is mourning the loss of one of their own as a beloved high school teacher died after a battle with cancer. Mrs. Shannon Williams was a ...

Southerland to lead Smyrna High as principal | News  Murfreesboro Post

Long-time Assistant Principal Dr. Sherri Southerland has been named the next principal of Smyrna High School, Director of Schools Don Odom and Director of ...

Smyrna-La Vergne football rivalry to celebrate 30th anniversary  The Daily News Journal

The Smyrna vs La Vergne football rivalry has been strong since 1988.

Smyrna defense turns things around as playoffs near  The Daily News Journal

Smyrna forced four turnovers in a 24-7 win over Stewarts Creek Friday.

Southerland to lead Smyrna High | Education |  Murfreesboro Post

Long-time assistant principal Dr. Sherri Southerland has been named the next principal of Smyrna High School, Rutherford County Director of Schools Don ...

Smyrna High Mascot Ace Gets New Dog House

Rescued Smyrna Bulldog, Ace, gets custom, air-conditioned dog house through generous donation from local business.

Smyrna Middle School Names New Principal

Dr. Theowauna Hatchett has been named principal of Smyrna Middle School, Director of Schools Bill Spurlock announced today.

Social media flooded with #ShannonStrong after beloved Smyrna teacher dies  The Daily News Journal

Social media was overflowing with messages following the death of longtime Smyrna drama teacher Shannon Williams Wednesday.

Student's death, teacher's cancer fight unite rivals Smyrna, La Vergne  The Daily News Journal

Rutherford County rivals Smyrna and La Vergne have shown support for each other through a student's death and a teacher's cancer fight.

Community celebrates renovated, expanded Smyrna Middle School | Education  Murfreesboro Post

A newly renovated and expanded Smyrna Middle School – formerly Smyrna High School – attracted alumni of both schools for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on ...

Rutherford County Schools Town Hall Meetings Begin This Week

Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host a Town Hall meeting for parents in the Stewarts Creek cluster on Monday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Stewarts Creek High ...

Friday's Murfreesboro area high school football top performers  The Daily News Journal

The best from Friday's area high school football action.

Smyrna students leaving for Japan exchange program with sister city  WSMV Nashville

Twenty high school students from Smyrna are getting ready for an educational trip of a lifetime, going over 6000 miles away for an exchange program.

Lady Bulldog Soccer Wins Back-to-Back Championships

The Smyrna High girls soccer team defeated Mt. Juliet 1-0 to claim their second District Championship in as many years. Smyrna's lone goal came from Ashley ...

Smyrna Middle Ribbon Cutting and Open House Set for Sunday

When parents and students return for the school year, they will be greeted by a much different-looking Smyrna Middle School.

Christmas parades in Smyrna and La Vergne: What to know before you go  The Daily News Journal

La Vergne to light City Hall Christmas tree after parade, Smyrna collecting canned goods for food bank.

New Event Venue Opens in Smyrna

The Remington Room, a new event space in Smyrna, officially opened their doors this week with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting.

Steak 'n Shake Smyrna Opens November 5

There are over 550 Steak 'n Shake restaurants in 28 states and now a new one will open in Smyrna at 951 Sgt Asbury Hawn Way on Monday, November 5.

Nashville area high school football roundup: Week 6  The Tennessean

Here are some Week 6 highlights from Friday night along with a roundup of the games in Middle Tennessee on one of the final nights of non-region play.

Smyrna Christmas Parade Sunday

The 44th Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade takes place Sunday, December 2nd beginning at 2:00pm.

Smyrna dominates Antioch in 45-0 road shutout | Prep Sports  Murfreesboro Post

ANTIOCH— Smyrna didn't go easy on the Antioch Bears Friday night, rolling to a dominant 45-0 win.

Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lightings & Parades 2018

A list of Christmas tree lightings and Christmas parades in Rutherford County.

La Vergne High, Motlow Dual Enrollment Students Recognized by Smyrna Rotary Club

Six Motlow State Community College dual enrollment students who attend La Vergne High School were recently recognized at a Smyrna Rotary Club meeting.

One person taken to hospital after fight at Smyrna High School  WZTV

At least one person was transported to the hospital after a fight at Smyrna High School on Friday, Rutherford County Schools confirmed.The fight broke out just ...

Teens accused of breaking into cars, leading police on chase in Smyrna  WKRN News 2

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) - A group of teens allegedly spotted breaking into vehicles in a Smyrna neighborhood are also accused of leading police on a chase.

Smyrna Hosts National Night Out

Smyrna hosts National Night Out, a free community event, this Tuesday night in downtown Smyrna.

New Family Entertainment Center Opens in Smyrna

A new entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games and more, is now open in Smyrna.

Bud Brandon resigns as Smyrna girls basketball coach  The Daily News Journal

Bud Brandon has stepped down after three seasons as head girls basketball coach at Smyrna.

Stewarts Creek names Jennifer Fernandez as softball coach  The Daily News Journal

Stewarts Creek has hired a new softball coach after the school's only head coach to date stepped down recently. Jennifer Fernandez, who was coaching the ...

Tennessee High School Football: Week 6 scoreboard  The Tennessean

The Middle Tennessee high school football scoreboard features some high profile games in Week 6, but none bigger than Oakland vs. Blackman.

Shoplifting Suspects Steal Baby Products From Smyrna Walmart

These two females are suspected of stealing several hundred dollars' worth of diapers and formula from Walmart on October 19th.

Making history in 2018: Why Smyrna Town Council election is unique this year  The Daily News Journal

For the first time in nearly 20 years, everyone on the Nov. 6 election ballot for the town of Smyrna is running unopposed. Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed, ...

Smyrna's 'Coach T' honored for 30 triumphant years | Sports  Murfreesboro Post

Smyrna High School's "Coach T" traded scrimmage lines for swimming lanes 30 years ago and has never looked back.

New Ice Cream Shop to Open in Smyrna

A family owned homemade ice cream shop in Smyrna is set to open this week.

Smyrna Police Respond to Murder/Suicide Sunday Morning

Smyrna Police received a 911 call in reference to a domestic dispute with shots fired at 4028 Wisdom Way.

Social Media Threats Made Against Riverdale High School

Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans sent an email today informing parents about a social media threat situation involving Riverdale High ...

Rockvale High and Rocky Fork Elementary Set to Open August 2019

From Rutherford County Schools. FAQ available for commonly requested information. Click here for updated information on this FAQ. ROCKVALE HIGH ...

Graduation 2018: Rutherford County commencement schedules released  The Daily News Journal

Graduation season is nearly here for local high schools. Check below to see when your school is holding commencement ceremonies. Last year, Rutherford ...

Two Suspects Charged with Felony Arson in Smyrna

Law enforcement officers, a fire investigator and a witness combined efforts to identify two suspects accused of starting a fire that destroyed a shed Saturday on ...

Smyrna PD Looking for Walmart Theft Suspects

The Smyrna Police Department is attempting to identify the pictured suspects in reference to a theft from Walmart in which they attempted to push out over $300 ...

Murfreesboro-area running backs to watch in 2018  The Daily News Journal

With four of the top running backs the area has seen having graduated last year, the cupboard isn't bare for Murfreesboro area football teams.

6 Rutherford County Teams Prepare for TSSAA Football Playoffs

Six Rutherford County teams hope to start long runs in the TSSA football playoffs today. Here's a look at the road ahead for each.

Smyrna Agricultural Education Program Selected for National Award

The agriculture education program at Stewarts Creek High School was selected the Middle Tennessee Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding ...

Smyrna Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony

The Town of Smyrna and the Smyrna VFW invite the community to a remembrance ceremony to honor all Veterans this Veterans Day. The event takes place at ...

Dow to Run for Rutherford County School Board, Zone 1  Wgnsradio

Local businessman Dow Smith announced today he is running for the Rutherford County School Board, Zone 1 seat, which encompasses parts of Smyrna and ...

Rutherford County jail escape: Manhunt for inmates underway  The Daily News Journal

Authorities spent Wednesday searching for two Rutherford County inmates who they said assaulted a detention officer at the jail and fled the facility.

Warrant Issued for Smyrna Shooting Suspect

A warrant for Aggravated Assault has been issued for James Gaines, age 18. Gaines is described as a black male, 6' tall and weighs 160 lbs.

RCS Students Perform Well at Mid-State Honor Choirs

Rutherford County Schools was well represented at the recent auditions for the Mid-State Honor Choirs.

Smyrna Council swears in new Councilman Gerry Short  Murfreesboro Post

Gerry Short, 63, a longtime member of the Smyrna Planning Commission, was sworn into the vacant Smyrna Town Council seat by Municipal Court Judge Lynn ...

Top of the Class: Smyrna  The Daily News Journal

SMYRNA HIGH SCHOOL. Juliana Fernandez. Parents: Justo and Kelly Fernandez. Valedictorian. Extracurricular Activities: SHS chapter of National Honor ...

Bill Spurlock: Focused on Families and Future - Murfreesboro News and  Wgnsradio

When Bill Spurlock assumes the reins as Director of Rutherford County Schools on July 1, he will become leader of one of the largest organizations in ...

Election 2018: Mike Sparks, Chris Mayor on bringing high-paying jobs to Rutherford County  The Daily News Journal

Rep. Mike Sparks and opponent Chris Mayor discuss issues facing Rutherford County in bids for state House District 49.

15 Rutherford County Schools Named as 'Reward Schools'

By JAMES EVANS Rutherford County Schools. A third of the Rutherford County's schools are among the best in the state, according to new designations ...

Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll: How they fared in Week 4  The Tennessean

The inaugural Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll is in its fourth week of the season with Maryville leading the state.

7 Local Halloween Events For Your Family

Get in the Halloween spirit with these 7 family friendly Halloween events in Rutherford County.

Omni Hut Serves Last Meals Today

After 58 years in business, the beloved Polynesian restaurant Omni Hut in Smyrna is closing. Today, Oct 12, is the Omni Hut's last day in business. Hours for Oct ...

No Weapons Found at Riverdale High School

No weapons have been found at Riverdale High School and the school is not on lockdown Friday, Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisors said.

Save Lives by Learning Warning Signs for Suicide

This week is Suicide Prevention Week - know the warning signs and risks of suicide.

Scoreboard: Nashville-area high school football scores, Week 3  The Tennessean

Check out updated local and Tennessee statewide high school football scores.

Gallatin Green Wave football turns focus to finishing in 2018  The Tennessean

Finish. That's the mantra for the Gallatin football team heading into the 2018 season. The Green Wave has improved in the win column each of the past ...

Steve Luker Named Principal of Rockvale High School

Steve Luker has worked as an educator in every grade band and has led successfully as a principal at the elementary and middle school levels.

Drivers Identified From Saturday's Fatal Accident on Fortress Blvd

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, at approximately 6:00 pm, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash near 586 Fortress Blvd. The crash ...

RCS Schools in Code Yellow as Search for Escaped Inmates Continue

According to Rutherford County School's Facebook page, the school system will continue Code Yellow procedures today while the search for the escaped jail ...

Nashville-area high school football roundup, Week 9  The Tennessean

Tennessee high school football roundup, featuring games from the Nashville area.

Man Arrested After Stealing Vehicle With Child Inside

On Sunday afternoon, Smyrna PD responded to a call of a stolen vehicle that had been taken from Valero Market.

In Case Y'all Missed It: 3 Top Stories of the Week

The driver fatally injured last week in a three-vehicle crash on I-24 East near Haywood Lane is identified as Jalah Owens, 18, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tennessee high school football scoreboard, Week 9  The Tennessean

Find out which Middle Tennessee high school football teams won in Week 9.

Scoreboard: Nashville-area high school football scores from Week 4  The Tennessean

Final scores from Tennessee high school football games on Friday night in Week 4.

Smyrna PD Looking for ID on Hotel Auto Burglary Suspect

The Smyrna Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the pictured suspect.

Local High Schools Recognized in A.F. Bridges Awards  Wgnsradio

Local schools and sports contributors are part of this year's A.F. Bridges Awards program from the TSSAA.

3 Rutherford Elementary Schools to Provide 'Breakfast in the Classroom'

Beginning in August, Rutherford County Schools will offer a free “Breakfast in the Classroom” program.

Suspects Steal Playstation From Smyrna Target

On 7/30/18 a white male went to the electronics section of Target asking for a PlayStation 4 so he could exchange an Xbox for it at the *service* desk.

Dog Days: Middle Tennessee Fall Events For You & Your Pup

If you love taking your pup on great adventures, don't miss these fun, fall events created especially for your dog!

Smyrna Police Hosts Women's Self Defense Class

The Smyrna Police Department is hosting a RAD (Rape/Aggression Defense) Self-Defense Class for women in late September.

Oktoberfest at Oaklands Mansion

Oaklands Mansion will host its fourth-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29th from 5:00 to 9:00pm.

Siegel High Band Makes History

The Siegel High School Band made history when they placed 6th at the Bands of America Regional Championship,

Vandals Destroy Rock Springs Middle School Baseball Field

Information is needed about the vandals who destroyed the sod and grass early Tuesday at Rock Springs Middle School at 3301 Rock Springs Road in Smyrna, ...

Middle Tennessee schools say 'SHS' social media threat is a hoax  The Tennessean

Officials across Middle Tennessee downplayed possible threats to schools, some of which were apparently part of a national hoax fueled by posts on social ...

10 Queens and Princes Crowned at La Vergne Beauty Pageant

Ten new queens and princes were crowned at the annual Miss La Vergne Beauty Pageant on November 3rd. The pageant was held at La Vergne Middle ...

CHS swim  Cookeville Herald Citizen

Several members of the Cookeville High School swim team recently competed against Smyrna. The group includes, front row, from left: Nora Rosenberger, ...

44 Holloway High Students Earn ACT WorkKeys Certification

By JAMES EVANS Rutherford County Schools. Evelynn Douglas, admittedly, doesn't like being praised for her accomplishments. On Tuesday morning, in a ...

Middle School Teacher Suspended After Verbal Altercation With Student

A Blackman Middle School teacher is on an unpaid suspension after a verbal altercation with a student.

Murfreesboro Teen Identified in Fatal I-24 Crash Saturday

The driver fatally injured early Saturday morning in a three-vehicle crash on I-24 East near Haywood Lane is identified as Jalah Owens, 18, of Murfreesboro, ...

Scott Bolden Named Principal of Rocky Fork Elementary School

Scott Bolden has been named the principal of Rocky Fork Elementary School, Director of Schools Bill Spurlock announced today.

Vote for the Nashville area boys athlete of the week for Oct. 8-13  The Tennessean

Vote for the #TNPreps boys athlete of the week for Oct. 8-13. The winner will receive tickets to the Tennessean Sports Awards presented by Farm Bureau Health ...

Smyrna Town Manager Harry Gill announces retirement  Murfreesboro Post

Smyrna Town Manager Harry Gill, Jr. announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13. Gill has served as Town ...

Juvenile Charged with Attempting to Burn 15-year-old Girl

A 15-year-old girl escaped injury when her ex-boyfriend allegedly sloshed gasoline her, ignited a lighter and threatened to burn her Saturday at her home, ...

Blackman's Knox, Otey taking different paths to Arkansas  The Daily News Journal

They committed two months apart and will be signing two months apart, but Blackman's Trey Knox and Adonis Otey are "locked in" to Arkansas.

Oakland Shuts Out Maryville to Move on to 6A Title Game

Oakland dealt Maryville a loss that hasn't happened to the Rebel program in 332 games.

Smyrna town manager Harry Gill retiring  The Daily News Journal

Former educator announced retirement from Smyrna town manager position will be effective Aug. 31.

VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fire Rescue & Police Lip Sync Challenge

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Police Departments released their Lip Sync Challenge video Friday. Watch it here.

Athens Prep takes top players, coach with troubled past from area schools  The Daily News Journal

Former Oakland standout Keishawn Davidson recently transferred to Athens Prep, and former Siegel standout James Franklin Jr. is part of the academy's ...

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