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 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

    From an idea to MTSU nurses providing COVID-19 vaccine for Journey Home clients

    May 31, 2021 at 09:15 am by WGNS

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Three weeks ago, knowing the need for MTSU Health Services to utilize COVID-19 vaccines about the expire so they would not be wasted, universi.... Read More

    Tennesseans Have Time to Apply for Federal Help with COVID-19 Funeral Expenses

    May 18, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

    The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency encourages Tennesseans who lost loved ones to COVID-19 to apply for the assistance that is still available from the Federal Emergency.... Read More

    UPDATE: TN Dept. of Health To Resume Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

    Apr 26, 2021 at 11:31 am by WGNS

    After an extensive analysis of the risks and benefits of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted toda.... Read More

    OF INTEREST: Study Explores Tennessean's Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine

    Apr 15, 2021 at 08:56 am by WGNS

    The Tennessee Department of Health released results from a third party, statewide quantitative and qualitative survey of more than 1,000 adult Tennesseans exploring sentiments.... Read More