News Archives 2011


Cannon Dekalb Rivalry Continues On Hardwood Tonight

Tonight is rivalry night at Cannon County High School as the Lions and Lionettes basketball programs host the Dekalb County Lady Tigers and Tigers teams.  The Lady Tigers started out with a 5-0 record but since have lost 4 in a row including being 0-3 in the district.  The Lionettes are coming off a loss ... Read more

County Commissioners Mull Over Debt Management Policy

Recommendations of the Cannon County Planning Commission is one of the many items on the agenda of the Cannon County Commission to consider during tonight’s monthly meeting.  The Planning Commission is recommending the utilization of a certified planner from the Upper Cumberland Development District Agency.  The planner will take the place of the State Planning ... Read more

Cannon Schools Plan To Overcome Deficits

Cannon County Schools have to meet two different accountability measures for student achievement.  Those accountability measures stem from Race to the Top (RTTT) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Under Race to the Top, the school system is measured in student achievement for 3rd grade Reading/Language Arts (R/LA), 7th grade Math, and Graduation Rate.  The ... Read more

TFBF Speaks Out about Child Labor Law Proposal

On behalf of Tennessee farmers the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation submitted comment regarding proposed changes to the Department of Labor’s Child Labor Laws.  Although comments were due on December 1, it is still important to stress to Members of Congress how these proposed changes would affect farms, agricultural education, FFA and 4-H. The U.S. Department of ... Read more

Weekly Update From The Cannon County Libraries

Attention kids! Gary Prater, a close personal friend of Santa Claus, has let us know that he thinks Santa will have time to stop by the library story time holiday parties at Woodbury on December 15th at 10:30 a.m. and again on December 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Auburntown Branch Library! We hope you ... Read more

Purple Dragon Fire Hits Lions and Lionettes Friday

Mark Jamestown Tennessee down as another stop on the district tour that the Cannon County basketball teams would rather avoid.  York Institute hosted the Lions and Lionettes basketball teams in district 8-AA action Friday night.  In the girls game, the Lionettes knew that the Dragonettes post players would pose problems.  Cannon County’s stingy defense cause ... Read more

Schools Report Card Goes In Depth at School Board Meeting

Ms. Ann Bartholomew was recognized at the Cannon County Board of Education meeting Thursday night at the Courtroom of the courthouse.  Ms. Bartholomew, a teacher in the Cannon County School system for 26 years and currently teaching at Short Mountain School is retiring effective Christmas Break.   The Board meeting got underway with the approval ... Read more

Lions Go Hunting Dragons Tonight

The Cannon County Basketball Teams take their annual trip to Jamestown to face the Purple Dragons and Dragonettes of York Institute.  The Lionettes are 7-1 overall and 1-1 in District play.  York’s Girls team sports a 1-0 District record and have won 5 in a row including Tuesday night over Cumberland County.  Cannon County’s boys ... Read more

United Way Of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Projects $2.9 million in fundraising.

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced during a press conference Thursday that it is within reach of its $3 million fundraising goal for 2011 and appealed to the public for help closing the gap before the end of the year. Board Chairman Andrew Oppmann stated that “projections and estimates reflect that the ... Read more