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Charges Return Cannon County Woman from Florida

A Cannon County woman is back in her home county to face TennCare fraud charges, after she was arrested at her home in Florida.The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced the arrest of 30-year old Crystal S. McMahon. She was charged by the OIG in January of last year with four counts of fraudulently ... Read more

Changing Of Officers In Chamber of Commerce

The Historic Cannon County Chamber of Commerce reviewed work of the past year and took steps to move forward this year at the annual membership banquet. The annual event marks the changing of terms for officers and board members. County Executive Mike Gannon gave an update and answered questions about the courthouse square project. Gannon ... Read more

Cannon County General Sessions Court

Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included:Michael Reagan was bound over to the May, 2010 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. He is charged with two counts of vandalism. Freddie Nantz pled guilty to the ... Read more

United Way Extending Campaign in Urgent Plea for Donations

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has extended its annual fundraising campaign through February 14th, the local non-profit has announced. The campaign, which was originally scheduled to conclude on January 31st, is projected to finish with a total of $2.2 million in pledges based upon trends. This year’s goal is $2.8 million and ... Read more

School Board Considers Changes In Energy Policy

For the second time, the Cannon County Board of Education discussed an energy analysis report during their monthly meeting Thursday night. Katelyn Pastor with Schneider Electric gave a brief overview of the findings of the energy survey. The company believes Cannon County will save 83 – thousand dollars by making changes to the system. Board ... Read more

Commission Fills Most Positions In Meeting

Cannon County has two new government officials following Saturday’s meeting of the Cannon County Board of Commissioners. Members met in regular session at the Cannon County Courthouse with all 9 of the then-sitting Commissioners present.After taking roll and approving the minutes of their last meeting, Commissioners undertook the task of finding someone to replace Fifth ... Read more

Closing Dates for USDA Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Approaching

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Tennessee producers who wish to purchase crop loss protection, for non-insurable crops for the 2010 crop year, of the following final sales closing dates:grass pasture, and hay—February 15 sweet corn – February 28 tomatoes—February 28 watermelons—March 15 cantaloupes, cucumbers, peppers, squash—March 31 okra—April 28 pumpkins—April 30 strawberries—July 31 Eligible ... Read more

Gordon Continues His Fight Against Meth Epidemic

As the U.S. House of Representatives reconvened to begin the second session of the 111th Congress, U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon vowed to continue his fight against the use and production of methamphetamine across Tennessee and the United States.“Tennessee is one of the top three states in reported meth lab incidents,” said Gordon, a member of ... Read more

TDOH Observes National Influenza Vaccination Week

State health officials say it is not too late to get vaccinated against the flu in the new year. Governor Phil Bredesen has declared January 10-16 National Influenza Vaccination Week in Tennessee. This national health observance highlights the importance of flu vaccinations and continuing steps to stay healthy during the peak cold and flu season ... Read more