COVID-19: Rutherford County Schools to be CLOSED to Students This Friday

Sep 01, 2021 at 03:33 pm by WGNS

All Rutherford County Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, September 3rd. The closure comes as a result of staffing concerns caused by the COVID Pandemic. Most impacted by COVID-.... 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

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

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

Unemployment Claims in Tennessee that are tied to COVID-19 Pandemic Continue Downward Trend in July

Jul 20, 2021 at 06:52 am by WGNS

COVID-19 Unemployment claims tied to the start of the Pandemic are continuing a downward trend in Tennessee. The revised reporting of data shows a 28% drop in the number of in.... Read More

Gun Stores Starting to See Inventory Increase for the First Time Since the Start of the COVID Pandemic in 2020

Jul 16, 2021 at 11:19 am by WGNS

Looking back to the start of the Covid Pandemic in 2020, America saw increased sales in a variety of products.One of the many products that left the store shelves in a matter.... 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

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

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

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

Tennessee Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Mar 16, 2021 at 07:30 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partners across the state to ensure continued equitable and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the com.... Read More

Most Medical Offices Still Require Face Coverings

Mar 15, 2021 at 06:54 am by WGNS

While the mask mandate has been lifted throughout Rutherford County, many businesses and medical offices continue to ask patrons, clients and guests to continue wearing a face.... Read More

Mask Mandate Is OVER In Rutherford County

Mar 15, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY) A little over two-weeks ago, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that the county’s face covering order will be lifted effective Monday, Mar.... Read More

Holding Tennessee Educators Harmless on End of the Year Evaluations, due to the COVID Pandemic

Feb 22, 2021 at 10:36 am by WGNS

State Representative Charlie Baum who lives in Murfreesboro, says that three new bills will focus on helping children advance their learning and learn additional things they w.... Read More

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather in the midst of the Pandemic

Feb 22, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

Following record-breaking cold and winter storms that forced the cancellation of more than 10,000 blood and platelet donations in parts of the U.S. in February, the American R.... Read More