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Justin Harris Named New Cannon County Emergency Management Agency Director

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Cannon County has a new Emergency Management Agency Director.  Justin Harris, who is a paramedic with the Cannon County Ambulance Service fills the volunteer role, after former EMA Director Faye Morse retired from the position earlier this month.  A resident of the Eastside community, Harris started out as a paramedic in Cannon County in 2006 before moving on to working with the Rutherford County Special Operations Unit for 8 years.  He recently rejoined the Cannon County Ambulance Service.  Harris is currently working on relocating all the equipment and radios to the old Ambulance Service building on High Street.  This was as a result of the County Commissioners calling for the action during their August meeting in which former director Morse had stored equipment and radios at her private residence.  In addition to relocating and reacquiring all of the Emergency Management Agency's Equipment, Harris has also been working on a new operations plan in just one week on the job.

Chick Chain Poultry Auction Set For September 29

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Cannon County UT Extension Office announces its 4-H Chick Chain Poultry Auction will take place September 29th at 9A at the Cannon County Farmer's Market Pavillion located in the Arts Center of Cannon County's Parking Lot.  Please support the Cannon County 4-Hers as they bring their best pullets to be judged and auctioned.  All proceeds will benefit the future chick chain projects.  For more information about the auction, please call extension agent Sarah Malone at 563-2554.

Friends Of Library Book Sale At Adams Memorial Library

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Adams Memorial Library is currently having the huge Friends of the Library Book Sale located in the Jennings Community Room of the library. There's a little bit of everything from children's books to DVDs and several fiction books by well known authors like James Patterson and Nora Roberts up for grabs. All proceeds from the sale go to helping the Friends provide for the Cannon County Library System in ways that other resources can't. So be sure to stop by today and check out the offerings.

MTSU Closed Labor Day

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

MTSU will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. All business offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day.
 
Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. and all fall semester classes will resume at their normal times Tuesday, Sept. 6.
 
Classes will be held Sept. 3 for students taking Saturday classes.
 
Some venues will have operating hours during the holiday weekend. They include:
 
• Student Union — open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; open from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4; and open noon to midnight Sept. 5. For all hours, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/mtunions/hours.php.
 
• Phillips Bookstore in the Student Union — open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2; open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3; closed Sept. 4-5; and reopens at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6.
 
• James E. Walker Library — open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 2; open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3; open from 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 4; closed Sept. 5; and reopens at 7 a.m. Sept. 6. For all hours of operation, visit http://library.mtsu.edu/hours.php.
 
• Campus Recreation Center — open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 4; closed Sept. 5.; and reopens at 6 a.m. Sept. 6. For all hours, visit http://mtsu.edu/camprec/hours.php.
 
• Student Health Services and Campus Pharmacy, which are located in the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center: open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2; closed Sept. 3-5 and reopen at 8 a.m. Sept. 6.  For all hours, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/healthservices/ and http://mtsu.edu/pharmacy/index.php.
 
To find MT Dining food venues open during the weekend, visit http://mtsu.campusdish.com/Locations.
 
MTSU’s weekend activities will include MTSU’s season-opening football game against Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in Floyd Stadium.
 

Telestroke Network Now Includes St. Thomas Stones River Hospital

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Saint Thomas Health announce the expansion of its Telestroke Network to three outlying Saint Thomas Health Hospitals.  St. Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta and Saint Thomas Dekalb Hospital in Smithville.
This expansion brings neurology access to patients who may be experiencing a stroke where minutes count to 10 locations throughout Middle Tennessee.  The full list of locations also includes Saint Thomas as River Park of McMinnville, which implemented this technology a year ago as well as all Saint Thomas Hospitals and Saint Thomas Health affiliated hospitals
The Saint Thomas Telestroke Network is a part of Ascension's national virtual care initiative which aims to ensure patients have access to compassive, personalized care across its ministry markets.
 

Bowman Reelected To MTEMC Board Of Directors

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members reelected three incumbents to their board of directors’ seats during the cooperative’s annual meeting Saturday at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro - Hotel and Conference Center.
Incumbents Gloria O’Steen of Williamson County (District 1C), Mike Woods of Rutherford County (District 2A), and Charlie Bowman of Cannon County (District 3) won reelection to their seats. This year’s candidates were confirmed by a voice vote from the membership during the business meeting.
“Since no director or nominating committee petitions were submitted before the deadline,” MTEMC President Chris Jones said, “there were no contested elections this year. This eliminated the need for voting by machine both in the district offices the week prior to the Annual Meeting and at the Annual Meeting.”
MTEMC board members serve rotating three-year terms.
 

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