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.
"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. "
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.
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.
"We have been notified that a person who has very recently performed work..."
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.
MTSU Creamery provides 400-plus bottles of famous chocolate milk for meals program...
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.
Suicide is a growing concern among health care providers in the Volunteer State...
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.
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.
Founder/Executive Director Daryl Mackin will be dropping off pots of stew on the doorstep of local Middle...
The latest COVID-19 numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Health Wednesday also revealed Rutherford County's first death.
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.
Governor Bill Lee told the state that nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted...
The annual CMA fest held in Nashville has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Annie Lindsey is a Middle Tennessee native who has cared for the people OF Murfreesboro as an RN for more than 4 years. She is with Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Lindsey and her colleagues are working tirelessly to protect our community.
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees, which met Tuesday by teleconference due to COVID-19 virus concerns, approved two new undergraduate degree programs for the coming academic year.
An individual who applies for unemployment benefits in Tennessee must do weekly certifications in order to receive benefits.
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