Coronavirus Special Section

Click on the links below for continued updates on local and state response, breaking news, cancellations, important information and more concerning the coronavirus. UPDATE 4-2-20: COVID-19 Cases at 2,845 in Tennessee, Up to 1...

Tennesseans now Required to staty home, according to the Governor

The Governor of Tennessee is pushing harder to ensure the spread of COVID-19 slows. Thursday, he said that citizens are required to stay at home...

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WGNS Interactive Map of Businesses OPEN during the COVID-19 Pandemic

See our interactive map to find out who is open for business during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

List of Downtown "Square" Business Changes, Hours and Closings

There are multiple business changes in downtown Murfreesboro. All of the latest information is in this WGNS post. Please share.

WGNS to Air Blue Raider Classic Games

As we continue to explore ways to fill the sports void with games on hold, WGNS will be airing some classic Blue Raider games in the coming weeks.

Primetime Sports Extra: Sonny Gray & Shawn Middleton Guests on First Show

The first edition of Primetime Sports Extra will feature Cincinnati Reds pitcher and former Smyrna athlete Sonny Gray and Siegel softball and girls basketball coach Shawn Middleton.

Tennesseans now Required to staty home, according to the Governor

Tennesseans now Required to staty home, according to the Governor

The Governor of Tennessee is pushing harder to ensure the spread of COVID-19 slows. Thursday, he said that citizens are required to stay at home...

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May 2 JazzFest cancelled due to unknowns in May

May 2 JazzFest cancelled due to unknowns in May

The local non-profit "Main Street" that organizes the annual downtown Murfreesboro JazzFest has moved forward with cancelling the May 2020 event.

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List of Downtown

List of Downtown "Square" Business Changes, Hours and Closings

There are multiple business changes in downtown Murfreesboro. All of the latest information is in this WGNS post. Please share.

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Library System Remains Closed through April 25

Library System Remains Closed through April 25

Governor Bill Lee's new executive order requiring Tennesseans to stay at home for the next two weeks forces all branches of the Rutherford County Public Library System to remain closed through Saturday, April 25, 2020.

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Primetime Sports Extra: Sonny Gray & Shawn Middleton Guests on First Show

Primetime Sports Extra: Sonny Gray & Shawn Middleton Guests on First Show

The first edition of Primetime Sports Extra will feature Cincinnati Reds pitcher and former Smyrna athlete Sonny Gray and Siegel softball and girls basketball coach Shawn Middleton.

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Tennessee Under STAY AT HOME Order

Tennessee Under STAY AT HOME Order

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.

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UPDATE 4-2-20: COVID-19 Cases at 2,845 in Tennessee, Up to 113 in Rutherford Co. and One Death Locally

UPDATE 4-2-20: COVID-19 Cases at 2,845 in Tennessee, Up to 113 in Rutherford Co. and One Death Locally

Thursday, 4-2-20 Update: The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the positive cases for coronavirus to 2,845 across Tennessee. There are 113 cases reported in Rutherford County and one death. IMPORTANT: These numbers are updated daily but it takes approximately a week to get test results.

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UPDATE (4/2/2020):  What's OPEN At Parks & Rec?

UPDATE (4/2/2020): What's OPEN At Parks & Rec?

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department always put your good health and safety first. That's why their schedules change as COVID-19 procedures change.

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EDITORIAL: Our Educational Landscape is Changing

EDITORIAL: Our Educational Landscape is Changing

"In this crisis, opportunity comes. All government functions and services can expect to be scrutinized and evaluated--including public education. When life moves so fast, it becomes hard to keep things in perspective. "

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Mayor Jason Cole is issuing a

Mayor Jason Cole is issuing a "Safer at Home" initiative for La Vergne

As of April 2, 86 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Rutherford County by the Tennessee Health Department and there has been one (1) death. A breakdown of reported cases by city has not been released.

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First Responders Save 31-Year Old Man From Drug OD

First Responders Save 31-Year Old Man From Drug OD

Sadly, some things don't change as a result of the pandemic. One of those is the use of drugs, as evidenced Wednesday when first responders rushed to a local apartment complex in response to a 911 call about an unresponsive man was found lying on the floor in his living room.

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How Local / Small Business Owners are Moving Forward

How Local / Small Business Owners are Moving Forward

WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Krista Dugosh, the owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet about how she continues to work with clients one on one, but not in traditional ways. She said she works by phone, text, email, face-time and texting.

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Rural Area Update: Woodbury Town Hall To Be Cleaned After Exposure

Rural Area Update: Woodbury Town Hall To Be Cleaned After Exposure

"We have been notified that a person who has very recently performed work..."

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What is happening at non-profits in Murfreesboro like Barnabas Vision - A REAL Inside Look

What is happening at non-profits in Murfreesboro like Barnabas Vision - A REAL Inside Look

"Just today, we met with Sarah whose household income diminished from $7,000 per month to $1,500 overnight due to the layoff-s and closures of businesses. This client, her husband, and their 2 children had..."

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Siegel High Librarian & Media Specialist Debbie Butler

Siegel High Librarian & Media Specialist Debbie Butler

The Doug Young Educator of the Month from NewsRadio WGNS spotlights Siegel High Librarian & Media Specialist Debbie Butler. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies and Toot's Good Food and Fun.

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