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National Hire A Veteran's Day Is Tuesday

Monday, 24 July 2017

Every day in Tennessee, dozens of  members of our nation's military leave service and start their search for civilian employment. July 25, 2017 is the inaugural National Hire a Veteran Day in the United States.  It is a day when employer's are encouraged to consider the benefits a veteran can bring to the workplace.
     Former military leave service qualified in a range of fields from information technology, engineering and cyber security, to sales, marketing, management, finance, healthcare, skilled trades, along with many others.
     The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), along with its workforce partners across the state, offers a variety of services to help connect veterans with employers willing to hire them.
     The Department's local staff at the state's American Job Centers assist more than 39,000 veterans annually. Additionally, the Department works with employers to match their needs with the unique qualifications a veteran has to offer.
     Veterans are provided priority on service on the state's employment database website, Jobs4TN.gov.  They receive access to all new jobs 24-hours before the postings are available to the general public. This also applies to all programs funded by the U.S Department of Labor.
     Programs such as skills assessment, resume assistance and coaching on how to conduct a successful interview, to help veterans smoothly transition the civilian workforce, are available.

State Representative Mark Pody Encourages Residents To Utilize Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Monday, 24 July 2017

With the beginning of a new school year right around the corner, State Representative Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) is encouraging the families who live in District 46 to utilize the state’s annual sales tax holiday to save on items such as clothing, school and art supplies, as well as computer purchases.
The state’s annual Tax Free Weekend is set for July 28-July 30. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. The holiday was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2006 and has been held every year since; tax-free purchases include clothing valued at $100 or less, school supplies costing $100 or less, and computers priced at $1,500 or less.
“Our annual sales tax holiday is another way we are helping the industrious men and women of our community to meet their family’s needs and also save more of their hard-earned money,” said Representative Pody. “This event also supports our local businesses and sparks the economy right here in House District 46.”
“I have worked very closely with Representative Pody during his time as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly to lower taxes for our hardworking Tennesseans,” said Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville). “We encourage the citizens of our state to utilize this holiday weekend to make purchases that will not only prepare their children to go back to school but also save them money.”
Over the last several years, the Republican-led House has reduced state tax rates by several hundred million dollars, including cuts to the tax on groceries, reducing taxes on Tennessee’s manufacturers in order to promote economic growth, reductions to the Hall Tax that disproportionally affects seniors living on a fixed income, as well as repealing the state gift tax and death tax. During the 2017 legislative session, Republican lawmakers also fought to decrease the amount of property tax owed by veterans, the disabled, and the elderly.
“The cost of school supplies can truly restrict a family’s budget,” Representative Pody continued. “It is my hope that this opportunity will give our families a little more financial flexibility moving forward.”
For more information about the state’s Tax Free Holiday, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/revenue/article/sales-tax-holiday
 

Tennessee Titans Quarterback To Visit Cannon County High School Tuesday

Monday, 24 July 2017

One of the biggest star athletes to ever visit the Cannon County High School campus will be arriving on Tuesday afternoon.  Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota will be visiting the High School to speak on a project that he and St. Thomas Hospitals are working together on.  The Heisman Trophy winner will be arriving around 1:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Seating is on a first come first serve basis and doors will open at 11:45 Tuesday morning to Robert A Harris Gym.  No individual pictures will be allowed, however people can take pictures and/or videotape the session from their seats.  
 

Inside Cannon Schools

Monday, 24 July 2017

July 25—Marcus Mariota (Titans quarterback) visits Cannon County High School, 1:00 p.m. The public is
invited to hear him speak.  The CCHS gym doors will open at 12:00 noon to allow people to
enter and be seated. No individual pictures or autographs will be allowed, but attendees may
take pictures and/or videotape the session from their seating areas.
 
July 30—We Care Cannon school supply giveaway at WGS, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
August 2—In-service Day 1 for teachers
 

Woodbury Woman Arrested Over Several Days Of Theft Of Medications

Monday, 24 July 2017

A Woodbury woman was arrested by the Woodbury Police Department after she tried to steal several over the counter medications.  According to Woodbury Police Reports Casey  Marilee Elizabeth Sullivan was arrested for one count of theft under $1000 and six counts of theft under $500 after she was caught at the Woodbury Rite Aid store after attempting to take medications out.  Medications included three bottles of Ambien, two bottles of Tramadol, three bottles of Tylenol 3 and other merchandise on various days that was total valued at $455.00.  She will answer to the 7 charges in Cannon County General Sessions Court Tuesday August 8th
Other arrests made recently by the Woodbury Police Department include
Leigh Allen Kilgore-DUI
Mitchell Allen Duggin-Public Intoxication
Julie B. Rich-Simple Possession Schedule I drug (Heroin) unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI 1st offense
Marcus J. Jones-Theft of Property and Criminal Trespass
Gregory A. Smith-Driving on revoked and Joyriding
Donna Beth Roberts Leaving the Scene of Accident with property damage.  Ms. Roberts was given a release citation. She will answer to the charge in Cannon County General Sessions Court August 8th

Proposed County Zoning Plans On Destruction and Restoration Of Non-Conforming Uses

Monday, 24 July 2017

The series continues on the upcoming zoning proposal that will be considered and voted on at the August meeting of the Cannon County Commission.  Today we continue with the destruction and restoration of non-conforming uses as defined in the zoning proposal
If an industrial, commercial or other business establishment ceased to operate for a period of 30 continuous months and the industrial, commerical or other business use of the property did not conform with the land use classification as denoted in the existing zoning regulations for the zoning distirct in which it is located, then after the 30 month cessation, any use proposed to be established on the site, including any existing or proposed on site sign, must conform to the provisions of the exisitng zoning regulations.  Tomorrow we will look at how that will be measured by.
Couple of terms used in the zoning proposal Agricultural Activity.  Land used exclusively as a bonafide agricultural operation by the owner or tenant.  The use of land for agricultural purposes including farming, silviculture, viticulture, fish culture, animal and poultry husbandry and the necessary accessory uses for packing, treating or storing the produce, provided that the operation of the accesssory use is clearly incidental to the agricultural activity.
Agritourism-Any agricultural based program that brings visitors to farms or agricultural land.
Alley-A public or legally established thoroughfare, other than a street which affords a secondary means of access to abutting property.
 

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