Tennessee Department of Health Offering Third Dose of mRNA Vaccine

Aug 16, 2021 at 04:00 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is acting upon recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regardin.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Address Accelerated Learning Initiatives for Students Affected by Pandemic

Aug 12, 2021 at 08:49 am by WGNS

Rutherford County Schools already has plans in motion to accelerate learning for students who experienced learning loss during the 2020-2021 school year as a result of the COV.... Read More

UPDATE: Wearing a Mask on the MTSU Campus Now Required

Aug 09, 2021 at 11:11 am by WGNS

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee says that masks will be required on the University Campus.In less than two weeks, students will be returning to begin their Fall semester. McP.... Read More

Tennesseans Respond: COVID-19 Vaccinations Up 47% To Start National Immunization Month

Aug 08, 2021 at 12:30 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month this August. This comes at a time when Tennessee is seeing an increase in the COVID-19.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Prepare for Students to Return to the Classroom

Jul 27, 2021 at 01:45 pm by WGNS

The new school year is about to begin and schools around the state are making preparations to keep COVID-19 out of the classroom.WGNS NEWS was told the janitorial staff within.... Read More

Tennessee Business Barometer shows outlook 'has waned' amid inflation fears, worker shortages

Jul 23, 2021 at 03:15 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Outlook for the future “has waned” in the last three months among the state’s business leaders amid fears of inflation .... Read More

Some Tennessee employers pushing for COVID vaccinations

Jul 22, 2021 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Some Tennessee employers are ramping up efforts to convince their employees to get vaccinated, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads. As of early July, it had accounted fo.... Read More

The COVID Pandemic has Taken a Mental Toll on Many

Jul 09, 2021 at 11:26 am by WGNS

The impact that COVID-19 has had on the mental well-being of many has been tough, to say the least.“Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to re.... Read More

Weekly Unemployment Claims Continue to Go Down in TN and Rutherford County

Jul 08, 2021 at 11:09 am by WGNS

As COVID-19 numbers continue to dwindle across the country, so do the numbers of newly filed unemployment claims.Over the past 8-weeks in Tennessee, there have been 50,262 new.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Create ‘Learning Loss Supervisor’ Position

Jun 30, 2021 at 09:34 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County Schools will be using part of its Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund to hire the newly created position of Learning Loss Supervisor.This.... Read More

Where Does Rutherford County Fall on the TOP 50 COVID-19 Vaccination List?

Jun 28, 2021 at 10:30 am by WGNS

A June 27th report by Stacker.com has rated the Top 50 Counties in Tennessee with the highest COVID-19 Vaccination Rate and Rutherford County faired well on the list.1st.) Com.... Read More

Free Health Fair and Food Distribution at Patterson Park in Murfreesboro on July 17th

Jun 25, 2021 at 11:05 am by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) - Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi is hosting a free health fair on Saturda.... Read More

Rutherford County Health Department announces changes to COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Location

Jun 23, 2021 at 08:52 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Health Department will be changing its vaccination and testing site beginning Monday, June 28. The COVID-19 vaccination site will.... Read More

UPDATE: The Courts in Tennessee Saw Little In-Person Human Interaction Throughout the Pandemic

Jun 18, 2021 at 12:04 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County area Judges recently attended the annual State Judicial Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. This was the first in person hearing since March of last year for j.... Read More

A Look at Unemployment Benefits and New Claims Filed in TN Since the Start of the Pandemic

Jun 17, 2021 at 09:04 am by WGNS

When the COVID Pandemic first hit, Tennessee recorded a record number of new unemployment claims in a very short period of time. Data from the Tennessee Department of Labor &a.... Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE: Researchers find out how to use stats to prepare for next pandemic

Jun 16, 2021 at 10:34 am by WGNS

Researchers have found that cultural and demographic factors can help predict how COVID-19 and future outbreaks could progress.When looking at COVID numbers locally, Rutherfor.... Read More

TN Department of Health To Address COVID-19 Health Disparities

Jun 04, 2021 at 04:06 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $38.8 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address COVID-19 health dispar.... Read More

Preventing Colon Cancer, the Third Most Common Cancer in America

Jun 02, 2021 at 09:11 am by WGNS

The topic of cancer has received less publicity since the start of the COVID Pandemic, largely due to the fact that COVID-19 hit areas like Rutherford County so quickly. At th.... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Who is Getting The Vaccine?

Jun 01, 2021 at 08:45 am by WGNS

COVID-19 continues to be a concern for residents in the Volunteer State and the Tennessee Department of Health continues to monitor the number of vaccinations recorded daily.... Read More

Red Cross, American Cancer Society partner to help patients as treatments resume during the COVID Pandemic

Jun 01, 2021 at 06:34 am by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. (June 1, 2021) – The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this June to encourage people across the country to .... Read More