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Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital Helps Needy Babies and Toddlers At Christmas

Sinda Hull of The Stephen Center (Healthy Beginnings), Shan Burklow and Bob Burritt of Saint Thomas Health, a part of Ascension, hold one of over a hundred gifts donated by the staff at Saint Thomas DeKalb and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospitals to help needy babies and toddlers during the Christmas season. Individual associates, and ... Read more

Umployment Rate For November 4.8%

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced last week the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 4.8 percent, remaining the same as the revised October rate of 4.8 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 4.6 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.  Economic Summary Over the ... Read more

Inside Cannon Schools

Dec. 19, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017—Winter Break  The Cannon County Board of Education will be closed December 19-January 3.   Jan. 3—School resumes.               Report cards go home.              Jan. 4—Principals’ meeting at CCBOE, 8:30 a.m.   Jan. 9—Cannon County board meeting workshop, 6:30 p.m., CCBOE (This is a change from the regular Tuesday ... Read more

Congressman Diane Black: Look Who Made The Naughty List

President Obama just gave his friends at Planned Parenthood a generous Christmas gift (or perhaps he calls it a “holiday gift”) courtesy of you, the American taxpayer. With the stroke of a pen, his administration finalized a sweeping new rule that would prevent states like ours from defunding abortion providers. Think about that — not only ... Read more

High School Basketball Teams To Participate This Week At Sonic Shootout

High school basketball continues during the Christmas break as the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes are set to participate in the Sonic Shootout at White County High School in Sparta.  The Lions will play Tuesday in the first round vs Trousdale County while the Lionettes get a rematch against Cookeville.  Game times start at 12:30 ... Read more

At The Arts Center Of Cannon County This Weekend

There are a limited number of tickets for the local production of Elf the Musical Jr available for Friday, December 16th at 7:30pm and Sunday the 18th at 2:00pm at the Arts Center Of Cannon County-get yours before they are gone! We are also still selling tickets for Christmas with The Beatles & Friends on ... Read more

4H Speaking Contest Winners

 Congratulations to all the 4-H members which competed in the Cannon County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. After winning their school classroom competition, students were chosen to compete in the county competition. With 23 participants, the Cannon County 4-H Public Speaking contest was a success with the following winners: 4th Grade: 1st Place- Lily Hughes, Auburn ... Read more

Livestock Forage Program Approved For Cannon County

Do you have cattle, sheep, or goats?  If so, you could be eligible to receive payment from the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency. According to Donny Green, County Executive Director, signup for the Livestock Forage Program is now underway and will continue through January 30, 2017.     The Livestock Forage Assistance Program (LFP) has been ... Read more

Legislators Praise Report Card

Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), House Education Administration and Planning Chairman Harry Brooks (R-Knoxville) and House Education Instruction and Program Committee Chairman John Forgety (R-Athens) today praised Tennessee’s revamped Teacher Preparation Report Card.  The new report card, which shows how Tennessee’s colleges and universities and other teacher preparation providers are training new teachers ... Read more

Cannon County Man Arrested In Woods For Violation Of Bond Conditions

A Cannon County man was arrested recently after he violated his bond conditions from a previous domestic assault case.  According to Cannon County Sheriff’s Department reports, Deputies responded to an Iconium Road residence after being dispatched in regards to a domestic assault case.  The victim involved ran to a nearby market to call the Sheriff’s ... Read more