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Tennessee Highway Patrol Gets Traffic Safety Grants For 2016

The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced last week that it will receive traffic safety grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to provide increased enforcement, public awareness campaigns and help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on state roadways in 2016. The grant funds were distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office (GHSO). The ... Read more

MTSU Ranked By Best Value Schools website

Middle Tennessee State University is listed as the top-ranked public university in the state by a national website that focuses on what it considers the best values in higher education.Best-Value-Schools-Tennessee-web MTSU was ranked No. 2 overall, behind Vanderbilt University in Nashville, by BestValueSchools.com in a list of 20 institutions evaluated for 20-year net return on ... Read more

Tennessee Unemployment Rate 5.6%

 Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the October revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5.0 percent, also unchanged from the prior month. Economic Summary Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to ... Read more

Lionettes To Play In Championship Game This Afternoon Lions in Consolation Game

The Cannon County Lionettes used the Don W. Lockard Christmas Tournament in Clinton Tennessee to get things turned around and are on the verge of not only getting their overall record at 7-7 but also has a chance at winning the entire tournament.  Friday the Lionettes beat Stone Memorial 57-49 behind Kelli Davis 26 points.  ... Read more

Saint Thomas Stones River Named Top Performer

Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital was recently recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015 (using 2014 data). This achievement demonstrates the hospital’s ability and commitment to assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time. This holds a strong bearing on ... Read more

Cannon County UT Ext Office: Pruning Small Fruits

As cold weather creeps in, fruit enthusiasts begin planning for next year’s crop by pruning there vineyards, fruit trees and other fruit crops.  Typically, winter weather begins in December with a sample of what to expect the remaining few months. But due to the unseasonable warm weather, we should hold off until after the first ... Read more

Inside Cannon Schools

December 21-January 1—Christmas BreakDecember 28-30—Sonic Shootout at Sparta January 4—Return to school after Christmas Break January 5—Report Cards January 5—Mandatory TN Promise student meeting at CCHS—3:00 p.m. January 5—CCHS basketball game with Warren Co.—6:00 p.m. (home)  January 6th & January 7th – Woodbury Grammar—8th grade registration for high school—Contact your school for times.  January 8th & January ... Read more

TDCI Warns Senior Adults Against Scams

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division is warning senior adults to be diligent in avoiding scams. Tennesseans are encouraged to take time during holiday visits to ensure senior relatives and neighbors are equipped to protect themselves against identity fraud. “Many older adults fall prey to identity theft every year,” says ... Read more

Secret Santa’s Make The Child Advocacy Center Come Alive

“Please tell my ‘Secret Santa’ how grateful I am for their support,” said one of the mothers as she picked up her children’s gifts, “My children are young, and they believe in Santa.  They will continue to believe this year because my ‘Secret Santa’ made their Christmas wishes come true.” The happy faces of parents ... Read more

Motlow Leads State In Tennessee Promise Community Service Completion Requirements

Motlow State Community College continues to make headlines as one of the state’s top performing institutions for the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. After leading all colleges in Tennessee in enrollment growth for the fall 2015 semester, Motlow recently topped all Tennessee community colleges in another important category. Of the 13 participating institutions in the state, ... Read more