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

Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic

Jan 25, 2021 at 11:00 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has been keeping up with funding that is available to troubled businesses, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Chamber most recently re.... Read More

TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Jan 25, 2021 at 07:45 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as the state continues to prioritize Tennesseans most at risk of illness a.... Read More

Red Cross urges blood donation to maintain supply amid pandemic

Jan 25, 2021 at 07:11 am by WGNS

The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. Thi.... Read More

TN Health News: New Features Added to COVID-19 Website

Jan 15, 2021 at 06:49 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group have added new features to the COVID19.tn.gov website to make it easier for users.... Read More

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro will Ring their Church Bell 400 times on Tuesday

Jan 15, 2021 at 12:18 pm by WGNS

A special "Prayers of Remembrance" event will take place in Murfreesboro on Tuesday (1/19/2021). The gathering will be held to remember those who have lost their lives during.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools say Biggest Issue with COVID Remains Staffing Problems

Jan 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm by WGNS

The Rutherford County Schools continue to monitor education facilities as they navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic. County Schools Director Bill Spurlock stated the biggest issue r.... Read More

Unemployment Claims in TN and Rutherford County are Again Rising

Jan 14, 2021 at 11:54 am by WGNS

The numbers of those seeking unemployment due to joblessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic is growing once again at a record pace. In Tennessee, the number of those filing for.... Read More

Unemployment Claims Slowly Going Down in Tennessee

Dec 10, 2020 at 11:16 am by WGNS

A total of 939,311 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since March 15th, which was ten days after the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Current statistics show.... Read More

Tennessee Summer Food Service Program to Continue Feeding Children During Pandemic

Dec 08, 2020 at 12:03 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing an extension to its summer program to provide meals to children. With the recent approval from the USDA, sponso.... Read More

Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

Nov 12, 2020 at 04:25 pm by WGNS

Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandem.... Read More

COVID-19 Unemployment Filings Continue to go DOWN in Tennessee

Nov 05, 2020 at 10:16 am by WGNS

A total of 906,360 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since March 15th, which was ten days after the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The positive news is tha.... Read More

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits on Downward Trend

Oct 29, 2020 at 08:55 am by WGNS

COVID-19 unemployment claims seem to be on a downward trend that has continued for the past 3 weeks in Tennessee.The most recent week ending on October 24th showed that the nu.... Read More

Talks of History in Rutherford County

Sep 23, 2020 at 09:04 am by Producer

Our Guest in Studio at WGNS talk about history in Rutherford County including the Spanish Flu of 1918, similar to COVID-19 today. Joining us are Pettus Reed and Frank Caperton.... Read More