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

MTSU to resume ‘Don’t Miss Your Shot’ COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 15 with Moderna supply

Apr 15, 2021 at 08:15 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU officials announced the “Don’t Miss Your Shot” COVID-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by MTSU Health Ser.... Read More

Tennessee Department of Health Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Apr 14, 2021 at 11:59 am by WGNS

As announced on Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Health is acting upon recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and.... Read More

Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency Informs Community About FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Apr 12, 2021 at 11:07 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program launched Monday to assist with financial expenses of funerals for COVID-19 related deaths.Ruth.... Read More

Local College Students to have a Shot at Getting their COVID-19 Vaccination

Apr 09, 2021 at 02:37 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University students are being encouraged to not miss a special on-campus opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine wi.... Read More

Child Abuse Cases Increase as COVID Dies Down in Rutherford County

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:49 pm by WGNS

Now that most children are back in school, Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport said that there has been an increase in child sexual abuse reports....D.... Read More

VA Locations in Tennessee Vaccinated 37,000 Veterans with COVID-19 Vaccines

Apr 05, 2021 at 06:55 am by WGNS

  During the first 90 days of 2021, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has vaccinated more than 37,000 Veterans with COVID-19 vaccines.There are 139 VA health care.... Read More

Nursing Homes See 96 Percent Decline In COVID Cases Since Vaccine Rollout

Mar 31, 2021 at 10:27 am by WGNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term ca.... Read More

UPDATE: The COVID Pandemic in Rutherford County

Mar 30, 2021 at 09:39 am by WGNS

WGNS Continues to follow the COVID-19 trend locally and it appears as if the COVID Pandemic continues to show a slowing trend.  This is important news as this time last y.... Read More

Local Doctor Offices Now Offering COVID Vaccine to those 16 and Older in Rutherford County

Mar 26, 2021 at 01:22 pm by WGNS

As the COVID vaccines become more readily available, locations of where patients can receive the vaccine are also expanding.As heard in previous WGNS newscast, Governor Bill L.... Read More