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Deputies Take Report Of Mailbox Vandalism

Thursday, 8 October 2015

A Cannon County woman filed a report of vandalism with the Sheriff's Department recently after her mailbox was hit. Deputies responded to a Porterfield Road residence and made contact with Ms. Pamela McCandless.  Ms McCandless stated that she was standing in her kitchen when she looked out the window and saw a lime green dump truck run off the right side of the road and hit her mailbox along with knocking down some solar lights.  She said it wasn't a county truck and that there has been several dump trucks going up and down the road for several months.  Possibly working at a construction site nearby.  The mailbox was valued at $200.  Sheriff's Department is still investigating.

Board Of Education Agenda For Tonight's Meeting

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Cannon County Board of Education will meet Thursday night at the Woodbury Grammar School Cafeteria for their regular monthly meeting.  On the agenda:
Representatives from Five Points Benefits will present their proposal to the board concerning offering GAP insurance as an alternative to board employees.
Bryan Cofer will address the board concerning E-Rate RFP's
Approve bids for fire extinguisher and pest control.
Cannon County High School Principal Mike Jones will address the board concerning the number of required chaperones for field trips.  The meeting tonight starts at 6:30.

Homeland Security and Audit Committee Meet Tonight

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Two meetings are taking place tonight.  A meeting of the Cannon County Homeland Security Committee will take place at the Cannon County Court House on October 8, 2015.  The meeting will begin at 4:30pm.  For questions about the meeting, please contact Chairman Tim Bell at 615-849-2730 or tbell@cannoncountyrescue.com
Oct 8: The Cannon County Audit Committee will meet on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in the Jury room at the Cannon County Courthouse at 6:00 pm.

Resolution Passed In Short Mayor and Board Of Aldermen Meeting

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

This month's Town of Woodbury Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting lasted a total of ten minutes.  One item on the agenda was approved and that was the ordinance to de-annex a parcel of property belonging to Brent and Lydia Bush.  The ordinance was passed on second and final reading.  Aldermen Charlie Harrell told the Board that the American Legion Post plans to head up the Community Fireworks Celebration next July.  The Legion Post talked about it recently and said that it was a great success.  Woodbury Fire Chief Joe Loftis announced that the Fire Department has put in new computers and software designed to track calls and make reports easier to maintain.  Woodbury Police Chief Lowell Womack stated that he has completed Law Enforcement Management School and that the Woodbury Police Department is operating at full capacity in personnel.

Third Time Might Be The Charm For Car Show Slated For Saturday

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

After two weeks of wet weather leading to cancellations of the Color Of Fall Car Show, the weather forecasters are predicting a nice day this Saturday.  The Cannon County Chamber of Commerce event will start at 8:00 Saturday morning but it won't be the stand alone activity on the courthouse square that it would have been during the past two weekends if the show would have been able to have been held as scheduled.  October 10th also served as the final Cannon cruise in of the year.  Instead of postponing that event, with the DJ already in place and a bunch of cars that already participate in the monthly activity , organizers decided to keep the event as is and will start it right after the Car Show.  People participating in the cruise in do not have to participate in the car show and people in the car show do not have to feel obligated to participate in the cruise in.  Since this is the last cruise in of the season, participants are encouraged to bring a toy for the Toy Drive.  Toys will be collected at Iron Pig Antiques and Jennings Jewelers and be given for the Angel Tree project at Christmas.  

Governor Encourages High School Seniors To Apply For Tennessee Promise Before Nov 2

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today encouraged high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, Tennessee’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentorship program that provides high school graduates last-dollar scholarships to attend two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees. The deadline for applications is November 2.

According to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), 15,830 students from the graduating high school class of 2015 are utilizing Tennessee Promise benefits this fall, which is the first year of implementation. Community colleges across the state also report substantial growth, with the number of students enrolling full time in community college directly after high school increasing by 14 percent since last fall.

“My message to high school seniors is: this is your Tennessee Promise. This is an opportunity for you to fulfill your potential, and you have an opportunity to change the future for yourself and for our state,” Haslam said.

Proposed by Haslam and passed by the General Assembly in 2014, Tennessee Promise is a key component of Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential to 55 percent by the year 2025.

As a result of Tennessee Promise, Tennessee leads the nation in Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion, comprising 40 percent of the entire country’s growth in FAFSA filings in 2015. After completing the application by November 2, students are required to file a FAFSA, attend two mandatory meetings and complete eight hours of community service. Haslam also encouraged adults to sign up to be mentors for Tennessee Promise students.

“We know that access to college is important, but even more important is success. Not only do we need to get those students into school, they need to finish. That’s why the mentor piece of the Tennessee Promise is so important,” Haslam said. “The process of applying and attending college can seem daunting, especially for first generation college students, and having a caring adult to help guide you can make a big difference.”  

The student and mentor applications are available at http://tnpromise.gov.


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