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Daily COVID-19 Case Update for Rutherford Co. & Tennessee
Daily COVID-19 Case Update for Rutherford Co. & Tennessee

Numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health are updated daily at 2pm. We have links to Rutherford County specific data here.

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New Relief Program for Businesses in State
New Relief Program for Businesses in State

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.

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Unexpected reports being filed by Delivery Drivers Help to Nab More People who Abuse Children in Rutherford County
Unexpected reports being filed by Delivery Drivers Help to Nab More People who Abuse Children in Rutherford County

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.

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MTSU Military Science commissions 13 graduating seniors
MTSU Military Science commissions 13 graduating seniors

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.

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Tennessee Tops for COVID-19 Testing
Tennessee Tops for COVID-19 Testing

Reports indicate that Tennessee is one of the states that is leading the nation with coronavirus testing. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the story...

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UPDATE: Governor will not extend stay-at-home order past April 30
UPDATE: Governor will not extend stay-at-home order past April 30

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.

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Tennessee Department of Children's Services Takes Action After Youth Tests Positive for COVID-19
Tennessee Department of Children's Services Takes Action After Youth Tests Positive for COVID-19

WEST TENNESSEE: The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is working with the Tennessee Department of Health...

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Gas Prices Continue to GO DOWN in Murfreesboro and Throughout TENNESSEE
Gas Prices Continue to GO DOWN in Murfreesboro and Throughout TENNESSEE

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.

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STAY AT HOME Extended for Tennesseans - APRIL 30, 2020
STAY AT HOME Extended for Tennesseans - APRIL 30, 2020

As heard on Monday, the Stay at Home Order in Tennessee has been continued until April 30, 2020. Governor Bill Lee stated...

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TN Governor Confirmed Tennessee is preparing for the federal
TN Governor Confirmed Tennessee is preparing for the federal "Pandemic Unemployment Assistance" program

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.

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Essential businesses remain open to make our lives easier, but operate with caution
Essential businesses remain open to make our lives easier, but operate with caution

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.

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Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend
Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

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.

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COVID-19 Surge Planning Continues in Tennessee
COVID-19 Surge Planning Continues in Tennessee

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...

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MTSU Applied Leadership course 'Zooms' into remote learning setup for students
MTSU Applied Leadership course 'Zooms' into remote learning setup for students

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.

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Silent Carriers of COVID-19
Silent Carriers of COVID-19

Dr. Julian Yang, Chief Medical Officer of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital described the basic symptoms of COVID-19...

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Possible Increase in Child Abuse during COVID-19 Pandemic
Possible Increase in Child Abuse during COVID-19 Pandemic

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...

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Surge Planning in TN: Multiple Facilites to be Converted into Alternative Hospital Sites for COVID-19 Positive Patients
Surge Planning in TN: Multiple Facilites to be Converted into Alternative Hospital Sites for COVID-19 Positive Patients

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.

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Cooper Requests Guidance on Small Business Administration Loans
Cooper Requests Guidance on Small Business Administration Loans

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.

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Tennesseans now REQUIRED to stay home, according to the Governor
Tennesseans now REQUIRED to stay 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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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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TN Governor Updates and Reminds Residents to Stay Home (w/ Audio)
TN Governor Updates and Reminds Residents to Stay Home (w/ Audio)

Governor Bill Lee told the state that nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted...

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Executive Order 22: Stay Home
Executive Order 22: Stay Home

With the start of a new week yesterday (Monday), new suggestions came from the governor's office.

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Doctor in Rutherford County talks about COVID-19 and explains SARS-CoV-2
Doctor in Rutherford County talks about COVID-19 and explains SARS-CoV-2

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.

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Emergency Cash Assistance Available to Families Hurt by COVID-19 Job Loss
Emergency Cash Assistance Available to Families Hurt by COVID-19 Job Loss

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...

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Talking to Children about the COVID -19 Coronavirus
Talking to Children about the COVID -19 Coronavirus

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."

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POSITIVE: Army Veteran in Memphis Remembers Elvis and More
POSITIVE: Army Veteran in Memphis Remembers Elvis and More

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.

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Suspension of Statutes to Allow for More Medical Workers in TN during COVID-19 Crisis
Suspension of Statutes to Allow for More Medical Workers in TN during COVID-19 Crisis

Changes approved by the Governor will equal more help in the Volunteer State to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...

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UPDATE: No Vehicle Emmisson Testing - On Hold During Pandemic
UPDATE: No Vehicle Emmisson Testing - On Hold During 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.

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EXTENSION: REAL ID in Tennessee - It will now start on 10/1/2021
EXTENSION: REAL ID in Tennessee - It will now start on 10/1/2021

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.

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More Childcare Facilities Needed for workers in the Medical Field or Grocery Stores
More Childcare Facilities Needed for workers in the Medical Field or Grocery Stores

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...

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Governor Signs Executive Order 17: Alternative Business Models
Governor Signs Executive Order 17: Alternative Business Models

On Sunday (3/22/2020) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize...

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Congressman Aims to Help Businesses and Families - Paychecks
Congressman Aims to Help Businesses and Families - Paychecks

"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...

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TN Congressman: Politics and COVID-19 Financial Aid Package
TN Congressman: Politics and COVID-19 Financial Aid Package

"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..."

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Governor highlights schools closing / reopening and that the Cornavirus can go undetected for days
Governor highlights schools closing / reopening and that the Cornavirus can go undetected for days

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...

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Comorbidity and COVID-19 in Rutherford County and Far Beyond
Comorbidity and COVID-19 in Rutherford County and Far Beyond

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.

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How Many Presidential Candidates are Running NOW? Dr. Larry Burriss with MTSU says that you will be SURPRISED!
How Many Presidential Candidates are Running NOW? Dr. Larry Burriss with MTSU says that you will be SURPRISED!

The presidential race... Republicans and Democrats - With more, here is MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss...

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Heartbeat Abortion Bill Moves Forward
Heartbeat Abortion Bill Moves Forward

A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.

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POSTPONED CASE:
POSTPONED CASE: "Rape of a Child" in Murfreesboro

William "Tate" Hightower was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child in 2017.

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MEMPHIS: The Play in Murfreesboro
MEMPHIS: The Play in Murfreesboro

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.

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TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails
TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.

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TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State
TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State

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.

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Local lawmakers chime in on the removal of historic statues in Memphis, TN
Local lawmakers chime in on the removal of historic statues in Memphis, TN

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.

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Ed helped to train the bodyguards that surrounded Elvis Presley
Ed helped to train the bodyguards that surrounded Elvis Presley

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.

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Senator Harris kicks of millennial mixer series in Murfreesboro
Senator Harris kicks of millennial mixer series in Murfreesboro

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.

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Tennessee stands to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees
Tennessee stands to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees

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.

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Raiders Suffer Setback in Memphis
Raiders Suffer Setback in Memphis

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.

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Podcast: MTSU at Memphis Pre-Game
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MTSU at Memphis
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MTSU at Memphis Post-Game
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Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO
Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning. 

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WHAT? Justin Timberlake on the Cover of the
WHAT? Justin Timberlake on the Cover of the "Official" 2014 Tennessee Vacation Guide
“We’re thrilled to showcase Justin Timberlake on the cover of our 2014 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock n’ roll and all that Tennessee offers as the global..."
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