Numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health are updated daily at 2pm. We have links to Rutherford County specific data here.
The Tennessee Business Relief Program will direct approximately $200 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds through the Department of Revenue directly to small businesses that qualify.
Previous to COVID-19, 52% of suspected child abuse reports came from teachers. But, because schools shut down before the school year was finished, educators reporting child abuse quickly dropped.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy administered the final four oaths of office to his graduating MTSU senior cadets Tuesday, May 12, bringing a nonclassroom lesson for them.
Reports indicate that Tennessee is one of the states that is leading the nation with coronavirus testing. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the story...
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Monday that his stay at home order will not extend past April 30, and he also announced most businesses in the state will begin reopening next week.
WEST TENNESSEE: The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is working with the Tennessee Department of Health...
It looks as if we started the week off right on Monday (4/13/2020), as the Tennessee gas price average continues to decline and has dropped six cents since this time last week.
As heard on Monday, the Stay at Home Order in Tennessee has been continued until April 30, 2020. Governor Bill Lee stated...
Once Tennessee finalizes their side of the new program, the federal benefits of an additional $600 weekly can last up to four months and will be combined with the states' unemployment package.
As the stay at home measures continue in Rutherford County and throughout the state, grocery and hardware stores remain open as they are considered essential to our day to day lives. They provide not only food, but the tools and equipment to keep our homes and cars in working order.
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decline and has dropped nearly 8 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.69 which is 49 cents less than one month ago and nearly 83 cents less than one year ago.
PPD's or Personal Protection Devices such as face-mask, gloves and even shoe covers for surgical settings are hard to come by if not impossible for the general public, but Governor Bill Lee said that the medical community is ahead of the game...
When Middle Tennessee State University leadership decided to finish the Spring semester with remote learning, many faculty members worked long hours to ensure their students could stay on course despite unique circumstances.
Dr. Julian Yang, Chief Medical Officer of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital described the basic symptoms of COVID-19...
Experts fear that due to the "Stay at Home" order mixed with a lack of work, we could see more domestic violence and child abuse cases throughout Rutherford County. Child Advocacy Center's Brittnie Noble told WGNS NEWS...
The Music City Center in downtown Nashville will be transformed into a COVID Positive Non-Acute Alternate Healthcare Facility. It will serve COVID patients who need hospital care, but do not require critical care. The current plan for the Music City Center is to provide more than 1600 Patient Care Spaces.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration asking for more guidance from the Administration.
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...
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.
Governor Bill Lee told the state that nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted...
With the start of a new week yesterday (Monday), new suggestions came from the governor's office.
With inaccurate numbers from places like China, it is hard to build an accurate model in countries like America on what to expect with SARS-CoV-2.
Rep. Sparks said that unemployment is up by about 1300%, but our state is ready to tackle the big issues and has "Emergency Cash Assistance" available for families impacted with job loss due to COVID-19...
MURFREESBORO: "Children are watching how we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is important that we remain calm and reassure children they are safe."
Taking a short break from COVID-19 news, WGNS' Scott Walker highlights the joy of one mans' life who grew up during the times of race wars. While Ed is African American, he ignored the black and white issues during his time and focused on the positive.
Changes approved by the Governor will equal more help in the Volunteer State to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced that Executive Order No. 19, issued March 24 by Governor Bill Lee, suspended requirements for vehicle emissions testing in Tennessee from March 12 to May 18.
It was determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.
Childcare is a big need right now for those who have children and are working additional hours in grocery stores or in the medical field as schools remain closed. Governor Bill Lee stated...
On Sunday (3/22/2020) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize...
"This is about your paycheck," Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today in describing a collection of Republican and Democrat senators' ideas that he said will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees...
"This is no time to be running a political campaign," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today on the Senate floor as Democrats block legislation that will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees on payrolls and to relieve Tennesseans..."
The date as to when schools across the state of Tennessee will reopen is a floating date that could change. Governor Bill Lee said that the situation will be examined on March 31, 2020...
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, it is key to remember that certain groups of people are more susceptible to the lethal side of the virus. Specifically, those with co-morbid conditions.
The presidential race... Republicans and Democrats - With more, here is MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss...
A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.
William "Tate" Hightower was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child in 2017.
The Center for the Arts is taking the community on a musical journey of cultural revolution with Memphis the Musical on stage this Friday, July 13- 29.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee.
The concern stems from a decision made by the Memphis, Tennessee City Council to remove statues in Memphis parks honoring Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Elvis Presley was almost exactly three years older than Ed Johnson in Memphis, TN. The two were only two grades apart in school. Johnson said that he would play football with Elvis along with other teens in the area.
Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris from Memphis, TN will kick off a series of events to engage young people in Tennessee politics with The Future of Our State: A Millennial Mixer on June 22 in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months.
Middle Tennessee could not find its stride against Memphis in a 36-17 setback at the Liberty Bowl here Saturday. The Blue Raiders (2-2) mustered 328 yards total offense and were guilty of two turnovers that proved costly and Memphis' defense scored on a fumble return and a safety as the Tigers (2-1) controlled the game from the outset.
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning.
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