Rutherford County has a 3.9% Unemployment Rate

Apr 02, 2021 at 08:51 am by WGNS

As a further indication the state of Tennessee’s economic turnaround continues, unemployment rates for February 2021 dropped in nearly every county, according to new dat.... Read More

UPDATE: “Hours of Service Waiver” Issued in TENNESSEE to limit disruptions to fuel transportation

Feb 17, 2021 at 07:29 am by WGNS

The State of Tennessee has activated an Emergency Operations Center in Nashville that is staffed to monitor weather, road conditions, and address any life safety needs….... Read More

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Seeks Public Input on 10-Year Parks and Recreation Plan

Feb 04, 2021 at 07:15 am by scott

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is seeking public input on a state plan that will outline recreation, parks, and conservation priorities for th.... Read More

Tennessee State Parks Have $1.84 Billion Economic Impact in 2020

Jan 12, 2021 at 11:26 am by WGNS

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of.... Read More

MTSU anticipates return to primarily in-person classes by Fall 2021

Dec 15, 2020 at 11:13 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University plans a return to primarily in-person instruction by Fall 2021 and its COVID-19 Task Force will engage facul.... Read More

State Alzheimer's Advisory Council Seek Public Input

Nov 23, 2020 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Tennessee has one of the highest dementia-related mortality rates.  In fact, each year more than 3,500 Tennesseans die from Alzheimer’s Disease. We recognize caregi.... Read More

State Offers No-Cost Testing for Lead to Child-Care Facilities, Schools

Oct 26, 2020 at 09:24 am by WGNS

The State of Tennessee is offering lead testing in water to Head Start, Early Head Start, state-licensed child-care centers, and public schools at no cost to facilities that c.... Read More

Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association endorses Rep. Mike Sparks in District 49 State House race

Oct 07, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) today received an endorsement from the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association for the Nov. 3 House District 49 election.The Te.... Read More

New study finds Tennessee workers earn below average adjusted salaries

Oct 05, 2020 at 12:12 pm by WGNS

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a surge in geographic mobility. According to Pew Research Center, 22 percent of adults in the U.S. have relocated during the pandemic or know.... Read More

MTSU’s K9 celebrates his first ‘anni-fur-sary’ on the force

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:41 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — For MTSU Police’s K9 handler and patrol specialist Zachery Brooker, the “loyalty” he receives from his K9 Bobby “can&r.... Read More

Courts, State Agencies Join Together to Host Innovative Eviction Summit

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:27 am by WGNS

Since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the laws and regulations surrounding residential evictions have been changing quickly, leaving judicial staff, policymakers.... Read More

State Rep. Bryan Terry to introduce “Pathway to Prosperity” legislation during 2021 legislative session

Sep 16, 2020 at 11:27 am by WGNS

State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) is preparing to introduce “Pathway to Prosperity” legislation for the 2021 legislative session in efforts to support Te.... Read More

Tennessee’s State Capitol the Subject of New Book Published by the Tennessee Department of State

Sep 15, 2020 at 08:56 am by WGNS

Tennessee’s State Capitol is the subject of a new book called Tennessee State Capitol: A Tennessee Treasure, published by the Office of Secretary of State Tre Harge.... Read More

New, returning MTSU students move in with health protocols in place

Aug 19, 2020 at 04:58 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Assisted by family and friends, Nevaeh Carter and Simone Edmondson found themselves “excited but nervous” as they arrived at the MTSU c.... Read More

State Veterinarian Warns Livestock Owners of Virus Threat

Aug 06, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee state veterinarian’s office wants to make livestock owners and veterinarians aware of an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in several midwestern.... Read More

New report finds Tennessee has 14th largest population growth among affordable states

Jul 20, 2020 at 11:48 am by WGNS

COVID-19 has radically changed the norms of the American workforce. Unprecedented job losses, shuttered businesses, and stay-at-home orders have affected workers across all in.... Read More

Gov. Lee Celebrates Construction of New Facilities at Henry Horton State Park

Jul 16, 2020 at 06:45 am by WGNS

CHAPEL HILL – Gov. Bill Lee and other state officials today launched construction of a two-story visitor center and a new 6,381-square-foot restaurant representing $8.25.... Read More

EDITORIAL: State can help families and veterans become homeowners during economic downturn

Jul 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Editorial By TN State Rep. Charlie Baum of Murfreesboro: Even in good economic times, finding affordable housing can be challenging.  Finding adequate housing is even mor.... Read More

Tennessee State Museum has Reopened

Jul 08, 2020 at 07:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee State Museum reopened to the public on July 1, 2020. The state museum is a place where you can experience Tennessee history, art, and culture from the state&rsqu.... Read More