News Archives 2013


Farm Family School Starts Tonight

The 2013 Farm Family School is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 10th with the Mid State Producers Annual Meeting. Following the business meeting, Dr. Andrew Griffith will discuss the outlook for the beef industry. Dr. Andrew Griffith serves as the University of Tennessee Extension Service Ag Economist. Dr. Griffith recently joined the University of ... Read more

Grievance Procedures To Be Discussed By School Board

A short agenda meets the Cannon County School board tonight during their regular monthly meeting. Other than the usual approving of the minutes and bus trips, one other item for the meeting is for the Board to discuss and act on policy 1.802 which concerns the section 504 and grievance procedures.  The meeting will take ... Read more

Results Of The LAA-2 County Committee Election

Donny Green, County Executive Director of the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency, says the Cannon FSA County Committee met in regular session on Tuesday, December 4 to canvass and tabulate the ballots received in the 2012 Local Administrative Area (LAA) # 2 County Committee Election. The deadline to return ballots was December 3, 2012. Charles ... Read more

Shed Some Pounds On The Low Fat Express Starting Thursday

What does a pound of fat look like?  What kind of fats are in the foods you eat?  How can you limit the fat in some of your favorite foods? Those questions will be answered as the UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences of Cannon County will help  lower the unhealthy fats in your diet ... Read more

TNStars College Savings ‘Double Your Money’ Offer Extended

The Tennessee Treasury Department is extending a promotion that allows Tennessee residents who sign up for the state’s TNStars College Savings 529 Program to receive a $50 match for the first $50 they invest in the program. The matching funds promotion will be available through June 30, 2013.  TNStars is a cost effective, easy way ... Read more

State Senator Beavers Receives Friend Of Business Award

State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) has been awarded the “Friendof Business Award” by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Each year the organization assesses legislators based on the record in voting for or sponsoring pro-business legislation. The award was presented to Senator Beavers by Adam Lister, who is Director of Policy for the Chamber. “This ... Read more

Lionettes Ranked #1 in AP Poll. Beat Coffee County

The Cannon County Lionettes didn’t find out about their number one ranking in the inaugural 2013 Associated Press Statewide Basketball Ranking until after their battle with Coffee County last night.  The news was an extra bonus after the Lionettes survived an upset bid by the Lady Red Raiders 41-38.  Coffee County came into the game ... Read more

Public Hearing Regarding Liquor Regulations Tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight concerning the town ordinance which amends the town’s municipal code by establishing package liquor regulations.  The public hearing will kick off the agenda of the meeting of the Town of Woodbury Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  After the public hearing the Aldermen will consider the actual adoption of ... Read more

MTSU Police Conduct Emergency Training Session

MTSU’s Department of Public Safety officers incorporate the latest technology and techniques into their ongoing training, but their bottom line is to de-escalate a dangerous situation when possible.The department is conducting training exercises through Wednesday, Jan. 9, on campus that include “realistic-looking” weapons with simulated ammunition in real-life emergency scenarios. “It takes a whole lot ... Read more

Smartphone Apps Just The Ticket For New Year Insurance Review

As you ring in the New Year, it is a good idea to evaluate your insurance coverage. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) – of which Commerce and Insurance is a member – offers these tips and reminders to help with your review. Homeowners/Renter’s Insurance   This is a great time to update your ... Read more