"Get your 'dose of hope': Rutherford County Launches New Campaign Geared Toward Vaccine Awareness

Aug 30, 2021 at 09:40 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County, in collaboration with other local municipalities, healthcare providers, and community partners is launching a campaign this week.... Read More

UPDATE on the COVID-19 Delta Variant and the Rise in COVID Cases Since 2020 in Rutherford County

Aug 27, 2021 at 02:18 pm by WGNS

We have more news on COVID-19 Delta Variant... Local Doctor Dan Rudd explains the Delta Variant and more...Dr. Rudd said that the Delta Variant will spread more rapidly, but c.... Read More

Three Rutherford County Schools Announce Temporary Closure

Aug 27, 2021 at 12:46 pm by WGNS

The Rutherford County Schools have notified parents at COVID affected schools that will be temporarily closed next week because of staffing related issues tied to the pandem.... Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE for Rutherford County AND More Information on the The Pfizer Vaccine Approved by the FDA

Aug 24, 2021 at 04:24 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County COVID UPDATERutherford County has recorded 49,187 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Of that number, there have been 463-deaths. Curr.... Read More

Vanderbilt Dept. of Health Policy COVID-19 Report

Aug 19, 2021 at 11:45 am by WGNS

Report from Vanderbilt University: With the emergence of the Delta variant this summer, hospitalizations and serious illness associated with COVID-19 have increased in Tenness.... Read More

COVID-19 Rates Continue to Increase in Rutherford County

Aug 18, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Rutherford County is currently listed as being in a "High” COVID Community Transmission category, according to the CDC. This past week only highlights the problem as t.... Read More

Tennessee Department of Health Offering Third Dose of mRNA Vaccine

Aug 16, 2021 at 04:00 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is acting upon recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regardin.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Address Accelerated Learning Initiatives for Students Affected by Pandemic

Aug 12, 2021 at 08:49 am by WGNS

Rutherford County Schools already has plans in motion to accelerate learning for students who experienced learning loss during the 2020-2021 school year as a result of the COV.... Read More

UPDATE: Wearing a Mask on the MTSU Campus Now Required

Aug 09, 2021 at 11:11 am by WGNS

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee says that masks will be required on the University Campus.In less than two weeks, students will be returning to begin their Fall semester. McP.... Read More

Tennesseans Respond: COVID-19 Vaccinations Up 47% To Start National Immunization Month

Aug 08, 2021 at 12:30 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month this August. This comes at a time when Tennessee is seeing an increase in the COVID-19.... Read More

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 Stacker.com 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