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News for Rutherford County, Tennnessee

Potholes Causing Drivers Numerous Problems

Tennesseans are transitioning from icy road conditions, to frustrating road conditions riddled with potholes. Several can be found eastbound on I-24. At the Beechgrove overpass at Exit 97 a large area is in bad shape.   The Tennessee Department of Transportation says they’re aware of this problem. TDOT says crews that were focused on plowing …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates to American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee

Ascend Federal Credit Union and its employees raised $1,150 to support the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) efforts to increase women’s heart health awareness. Ascend employees raised $575 by donating at least $5 to the Go Red For Women program to wear blue jeans and a red shirt on National Wear Red Day Feb. 5 – and …

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COVID-19 Vaccines have begun at Select Pharmacies

Tennessee’s Department of Health says that access to COVID-19 vaccinations has been expanded under the launch of a federal government program. The vaccinations will be provided for free under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a state and federal partnership that targets getting immunizations in underserved areas. Many pharmacies across the state will participate in the …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Makes Training Magazine’s Top 100 for 7th Consecutive Year

Ascend Federal Credit Union, the largest federal credit union in Middle Tennessee, has announced that it has been named to Training magazine’s Top 100 list for the seventh consecutive year. Ascend is the highest-ranking company based in Tennessee and ranked 21 in the U.S., seven positions higher than the previous year. It is also the sixth …

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January Deadliest Month of Pandemic in Tennessee

January ended as Tennessee’s deadliest month of the pandemic. The first month of 2021 accounted for more than a fourth of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 deaths with more deaths reported than during the first seven months of the pandemic combined which was 2,454 through Sept. 30, 2020. January saw an average of 88 deaths per day …

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More People Needing Jobs

The latest jobless numbers show unemployment increased in each of Tennessee’s counties during December 2020. Williamson County recorded December’s lowest unemployment rate among Tennessee’s 95 counties. Lake County had the state’s highest unemployment rate for the month at 10.6. Area Counties Nov./Dec.: Bedford-4.8/6.2 Cannon-4.1/5.3 Coffee-4.6/5.9 Franklin-4.4/5.4 Grundy-6.0/8.0 Lincoln-5.3/6.6 Moore-3.5/4.6 Rutherford-3.9/4.9 Warren-5.4/7.0

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Health Departments in the On Target News coverage area continues to book appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore or Rutherford counties. Plan 1b is now available in Warren and Cannon counties the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Residents can find out if they’re eligible for Phase 1a1, 1a2 …

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Help on the way for Renters Hurt by COVID-19

Tennessee housing officials say the state will receive about $458 million in federal COVID-19 money for rent relief. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency says it is in the process of setting up a web portal and call center and preparing staff to review and process thousands of payments to landlords and utility providers. The agency …

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Local COVID-19 Active Cases on Downward Trend

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,483 additional cases and 86 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Wednesday, January 20. 8,556 Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. The state reported 2,653 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19. ICU Bed availability is at 8% with only 168 beds available. Area active cases/deaths: Bedford 340/90 …

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Heavy Equipment crew at Arnold AFB helps keep roadways safe if Winter Weather Strikes

Though snow days are fairly few and far between for Tennessee, whenever inclement weather does occur during the cold, winter months, the Heavy Equipment crew that oversees roads maintenance at Arnold Air Force Base is ready to tackle it head-on and keep the streets on base safe. Base Operations and Support team stays updated on …

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