News Archives 2016

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Cannon’s Unemployment Rate Decreases In November

County unemployment rates for November 2016, released last week, show the rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in 10, and remained the same in four. Cannon County’s unemployment rate for the month of November was 4.3 percent.  The rate was down four-tenths of a percentage point from October’s 4.7 percent.  Out of an estimated November ... Read more

TWRA Accepting Calendar Issue Submissions

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2017-18 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar issue. All interested photographers are invited to submit up to 10 of their best photos on fishing, hunting, boating, and wildlife species native to Tennessee The photos will be reviewed for publication in ... Read more

Ten Kids To Win Scholarship Apply Now!

The most popular scholarship giveaway is back! More than 1,500 families have signed up for the TNStars College Savings 529 Program $10,000 scholarship giveaway since December 1st! This month, ten Tennessee kids will win $1,000 college scholarships into TNStars accounts, just for entering online. Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter online at TNStars.com/Scholarship ... Read more

Congressman Diane Black: Merry Christmas

I didn’t want to let another moment pass without taking the opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Dave and I pray this holiday would be a special time of making new memories with the people you love most and, hopefully, finding a way to share your time, your talents, and your ... Read more

Road Construction Halted During Holiday Season

Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.   No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at today ... Read more

New Doctor Featured Speaker At Recent Lunch And Learn

The staff of the Cannon County Senior Center welcomed Dr. Kim Tabor, guest speaker for their recent ‘Lunch and Learn’ event featuring a Q&A on diabetes awareness. Over 25 senior adults attended the luncheon asking Dr. Tabor questions on diet, exercise, medication, and holistic approaches to the treatment and prevention of diabetes. Dr. Kim Tabor ... Read more

Division Of Consumer Affairs Offers Holiday Scam Prevention Tips

While the holidays are a season of giving and well wishes for most, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns consumers that scammers often use this time of year to prey upon the good cheer of others. “Don’t let scammers steal the joy from your holiday season,” said TDCI ... Read more

MTSU Announces Holiday Closings

MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Except for Public Safety, Facilities Services and other essential personnel, all university offices and departments will be closed during this time. Closures will include the Cope Administration Building; James E. Walker Library; Student Health, Wellness ... Read more

Moving In

Well over 100 people attended the dedication ceremony of the specially adapted smart home for Cannon County’s own hero, Army Sergeant Franz Walkup who was wounded in 2012 in Afghanistan.  The home is designed to adapt to the needs of retired Sgt. Walkup accomodating his ability to perform simple tasks of everyday life after he ... Read more

Army Veteran Franz Walkup To Receive Smart Home In Woodbury Today

U.S. Army Sgt. Franz Ulrich Walkup was born in Reutlingen, Germany on September 12, 1988 and moved to the United States in 2001. Today, Walkup lives in Woodbury, Tennessee. In fact, he is doing more than living in recent days, he is thriving.The death of his older brother, 1st Lt. Frank Bland Walkup, who was ... Read more