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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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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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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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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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MTSU donates, delivers bottled milk for Hobgood Elementary's CHOW Bus
MTSU donates, delivers bottled milk for Hobgood Elementary's CHOW Bus

MTSU Creamery provides 400-plus bottles of famous chocolate milk for meals program...

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Gov. Bill Lee Urges Citizens to Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Crisis
Gov. Bill Lee Urges Citizens to Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Crisis

Gov. Bill Lee joined Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.

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Nearly 33,000 COVID-19 Tests and Suicide is a Growing Concern for Health Care Providers
Nearly 33,000 COVID-19 Tests and Suicide is a Growing Concern for Health Care Providers

Suicide is a growing concern among health care providers in the Volunteer State...

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McFarland Talks about Shelter in Place; CHOW Bus & More
McFarland Talks about Shelter in Place; CHOW Bus & More

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland held a COVID-19 briefing for city residents. He touched on several topics, including exploring a shelter in place order, keeping CHOW buses running and an expected surge in cases.

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Murfreesboro Mayor COVID-19 Briefing 4-1-20
Murfreesboro Mayor COVID-19 Briefing 4-1-20

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland held a media briefing Wednesday (4-1-20), which was carried LIVE on WGNS. If you missed it, we have the audio on-demand.

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In amidst of COVID-19, ASC remains faithful to the families of our fallen
In amidst of COVID-19, ASC remains faithful to the families of our fallen

Founder/Executive Director Daryl Mackin will be dropping off pots of stew on the doorstep of local Middle...

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Governor Says
Governor Says "Heroes Stay Home"; Plans for Surge in COVID-19

Governor Lee says Tennessee is planning for a surge of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. He also addresses questions about his "safer at home" directive.

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First COVID-19 Death Reported in Rutherford County
First COVID-19 Death Reported in Rutherford County

The latest COVID-19 numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Health Wednesday also revealed Rutherford County's first death.

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UPDATE 4-1-20: COVID-19 Cases at 2,683 in Tennessee, Up to 86 in Rutherford Co. and One Death Locally
UPDATE 4-1-20: COVID-19 Cases at 2,683 in Tennessee, Up to 86 in Rutherford Co. and One Death Locally

Wednesday, 4-1-20 Update: The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the positive cases for coronavirus to 2,683 across Tennessee. There are 86 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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MTSU Cancels Spring Graduation; Second Student with COVID-19
MTSU Cancels Spring Graduation; Second Student with COVID-19

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee has canceled spring graduation ceremonies amid the COVID-19 crisis. He also said a second student has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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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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CMA fest 2020 has been cancelled
CMA fest 2020 has been cancelled

The annual CMA fest held in Nashville has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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County Hires Chris Clark as New Public Safety Director
County Hires Chris Clark as New Public Safety Director

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced Tuesday that La Vergne Fire Rescue Chief Chris Clark has accepted the position of Public Safety Director for Rutherford County.

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Fire Chief resigns to take new position with Rutherford County
Fire Chief resigns to take new position with Rutherford County

Clark has accepted the position of Public Safety Director for Rutherford County. His last day at La Vergne will be April 8, 2020. Chief Clark has been with the Fire Department since 2014 and accepted the position of Fire Chief in January 2019 after the death of Fire Chief Ricky McCormick.

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Rutherford County School Board enacting precautions for upcoming special-called meeting
Rutherford County School Board enacting precautions for upcoming special-called meeting

Some of the items to be discussed will include the authorization of employee pay, the policy dealing with the ability to close schools during emergencies and granting paid leave for staff, teachers and other employees during emergency situations...

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Mental Health Help Available for Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic
Mental Health Help Available for Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health of Citizens during COVID-19 is being pushed as what has been referred to as lockdown continues for residents, students and businesses. Many will start to feel the pinch and the stress as the next two weeks will hit harder than the past weeks.

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Come to Walmart as an employee with a high temperature - Go home
Come to Walmart as an employee with a high temperature - Go home

Stores in places like Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Manchester, Nashville will tell workers to stay home or seek medical care if they have a fever of a least 100 or higher.

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RURAL AREAS: Cannon County has COVID-19 Task Force
RURAL AREAS: Cannon County has COVID-19 Task Force

So far as many already know, Cannon County has (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 50 who have tested for it (47 tested negative as of 3/31/2020). Statewide reports of at least 2,2389 cases and 23 deaths, 121 people have recovered and 175 are currently hospitalized - as of March 31, 2020.

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