Number of uninsured children returning to pre-pandemic levels; overall wellbeing is lower than pre-pandemic

Apr 06, 2022 at 12:43 pm by WGNS

The most recent analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll by researchers in the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy shows that insurance coverage for Tennessee chil.... Read More

Tennessee Ranks #43 for COVID Pandemic Recovery

Apr 05, 2022 at 04:08 pm by WGNS

If you have questioned how well the Volunteer State is doing in their economic recovery from the COVID Pandemic – then a new study may answer your curiosity. According.... Read More

Poll Shows Eroding Trust among Tennessee Parents in COVID-19 And Vaccine Information

Mar 05, 2022 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

Fewer Tennessee parents polled by the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy in fall 2021 reported they trust information they receive about vaccines than the same time in.... Read More

Rutherford County Visitors are Returning to the Area in Pre-Pandemic Numbers

Feb 14, 2022 at 11:29 am by WGNS

The hotel capacity is once again increasing in Rutherford County. This is positive news after the recent downturn in customers that the country hard at the start of the COVID-.... Read More

SHOP LOCAL: Ideas from the Extension Office for Holiday Shopping Amid Pandemic Delays

Nov 12, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

The 2021 holiday season is set to be different from previous years and will present unique challenges when compared to past holidays. To assist consumers, University of Tennes.... Read More

MTSU Drops Mask Mandate

Nov 11, 2021 at 09:49 am by WGNS

Middle Tennessee State University has removed their mask mandate that was issued in the height of the COVID Pandemic. The requirement of mask being worn inside campus faciliti.... Read More

REPORT: Nursing Homes Down 221,000 Jobs Since Start Of Pandemic

Nov 10, 2021 at 09:15 pm by WGNS

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities.... Read More

As the district’s first Learning Loss Coordinator, Davis working to develop programming to accelerate learning for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 25, 2021 at 05:36 pm by WGNS

Twenty years later, Elizabeth Davis has a rather unique way of recalling her move from Giles to Shelby County when she enrolled at the University of Memphis.Her hometown of Pu.... Read More

Murfreesboro City Schools Mask Mandate to End September 29th, but that mandate could be extended

Sep 23, 2021 at 07:53 pm by WGNS

Students wearing masks is helping to reduce the spread of COVID, that's the latest from the Murfreesboro City Schools....That was City School's spokesperson Lisa Trail, who.... Read More

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

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