Blackman Football Team in Quarantine for COVID-19

Sep 28, 2020 at 09:25 am by WGNS

The Blackman football team has been quarantined for two-weeks after a player tested positive for COVID-19. "There is a COVID situation affecting Blackman's football team and.... Read More

Alexander: Vaccine Program on Track to be an Unprecedented Sprint to Success

Sep 23, 2020 at 09:59 am by WGNS

“The Trump Administration’s program to develop and deploy a vaccine that will protect against COVID-19 is on track to be an unprecedented sprint to success,”.... Read More

Rutherford County Assistant Public Health Director Receives Three Prestigious Honors

Sep 22, 2020 at 10:49 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County’s Assistant Public Health Director received three prestigious honors in August and September consecutively. LaShan Dixon wa.... Read More

8,535 Residents in Rutherford County Receiving Unemployment Checks due to COVID-19

Sep 18, 2020 at 09:19 am by WGNS

Newly filed unemployment claims are down again, for the week ending on September 12th in Tennessee. New unemployment claims also went down the previous week ending on Septembe.... Read More

The Stress of being a Front Line Worker in Rutherford County

Sep 17, 2020 at 08:30 am by WGNS

Stress and anxiety are two big mental related problems that the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused – due to job loss and a lack of social engagement. On the opposite end of th.... Read More

Rutherford County Library System Continues Reopening Phases

Sep 15, 2020 at 05:45 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Library System continues to move forward with their ongoing re-opening plans. One of the library employees told WGNS…That was Amanda with the Ruth.... Read More

Work Search Requirement Returns for Unemployment Claimants

Sep 14, 2020 at 04:49 pm by WGNS

The state of Tennessee reports, "Reemploy Tennessee Helps Claimants Remain Eligible for Benefits by Fulfilling Requirement."The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Dev.... Read More

Lost Wages Assistance program Announces: $300 Unemployment Payments Ending

Sep 11, 2020 at 11:40 am by WGNS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has informed the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) funding for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program.... Read More

Blue Raiders finalize football game day guidelines

Sep 09, 2020 at 08:49 pm by WGNS

Middle Tennessee will allow 20% fan capacity in Floyd Stadium for its football home opener against Troy on Sept. 19, Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced Wednesday.Th.... Read More

Schools to Report COVID-19 Cases - Will be Online

Sep 09, 2020 at 11:20 am by WGNS

A new program to see the active COVID-19 cases by school across the Volunteer State was supposed to go LIVE online this Friday, but that won’t happen. With more, here is.... Read More

Daily COVID-19 Numbers are Going Down for Rutherford County

Sep 09, 2020 at 10:23 am by WGNS

On Tuesday night (9/8/20), reports indicated there were 645 new COVID-19 cases throughout Tennessee in the 24 hours previous to Tuesday evening. There were also 27 more deaths.... Read More

TN Department of Health Updates Reporting Format for COVID-19 Cases

Sep 03, 2020 at 05:08 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is improving the format for sharing of data on COVID-19 to update how some metrics are calculated and reflect evolving knowledge of the pand.... Read More

Stability in COVID-19 hospitalizations reflects continued progress in some areas, recent increases in others

Sep 03, 2020 at 11:10 am by WGNS

Since late July, Tennessee has seen stable or declining numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but there are some early signs this trend is reversing in some regions of th.... Read More

Mayor Ketron Offers Explanation Behind His Decision to Extend County Face Covering Order

Sep 01, 2020 at 09:42 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron acknowledges that his decision to extend the county’s face covering order was not an easy one.“I st.... Read More

City of La Vergne Reopened Building Lobbies to Public September 1

Sep 01, 2020 at 09:26 am by WGNS

The City of La Vergne reopened its building lobbies on Tuesday, September 1.At City Hall, visitors are required to wear a mask and check in with a front desk receptionist who.... Read More

Mask Mandate Extended in Rutherford County, but ENDS for Neighboring Williamson County

Aug 31, 2020 at 07:30 am by WGNS

While the order requiring residents to wear a facemask in Rutherford County has been extended through September 30, 2020, the order in one neighboring county has ended complet.... Read More

Barnabas Vision is hosting a FREE livestream concert

Aug 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm by WGNS

Local non-profit Barnabas Vision is hosting a FREE livestream concert featuring the husband-wife duo, Johnny & Heidi, on Saturday, August 29th at 7pm.  The event will.... Read More

Rutherford Co. Mayor Bill Ketron and Deputy to the Mayor Steve Sandlin on air

Aug 26, 2020 at 09:06 am by Producer

On this episode of the Action Line, WGNS' Scott Walker talks to Rutherford Co. Mayor Bill Ketron and learns the proper title to Steve Sandlin, the "Deputy to the Mayor." They.... Read More
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MTSU Re-Opening Day of Classes (Photos of the first day back to campus for college students)

Aug 24, 2020 at 04:30 pm by WGNS

MTSU’s fall classes began Monday (8/24/20) with a mix of in-person, online and hybrid classes. Masks and face coverings are required inside all buildings and social dist.... Read More

MTSU, sorority partner to distribute 5,000 COVID-19 care packages for students

Aug 24, 2020 at 03:59 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — As classes kickoff at Middle Tennessee State University this week, returning students living in residence halls and frequenting high traffic l.... Read More