News Archives 2016

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State Board Of Education Launches Website For Public Comment

This week the Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website,, to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s grade K-12 social studies standards. This is the first of two public review periods for the social studies standards. The social studies standards set grade-specific instructional standards that exemplify what students are expected to know and ... Read more

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Awards Millionth Scholarship

 During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) program officially awarded its one millionth scholarship. The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), which administers the TELS program, marked the milestone of having paid out over one million scholarships to Tennessee college students to fund their higher education goals. The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship ... Read more

Top Ten Consumer Complaints In 2015

 The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs announces the top 10 complaint categories for 2015 by Tennessee consumers. In 2015, the Division of Consumer Affairs received more than 4,000 complaints and recovered both services and funds for Tennessee consumers through our mediation process. The Division’s mediation process relies on the ... Read more

MTSU Closed January 23. Ballgame Still On

Middle Tennessee State University’s Saturday, Jan. 23, classes are canceled because of inclement weather and poor road conditions, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said.Only personnel essential to operations, public safety and service to on-campus residents will report to work. Employees designated to provide essential services should contact their supervisors if they feel conditions are too ... Read more

Authorities Urge Residents To Stay At Home During Winter Storm

A winter storm which started Friday morning has gripped most of Middle Tennessee including Cannon County.  By mid afternoon, local authorities began urging residents to stay at home and not be out on the roads if at all possible.  Several non injury accidents were beginning to be reported.  According to 911 Director Roy Sullivan the ... Read more

Closings For Friday January 22nd

Friday Jan 22The Cannon County-Central Magnet games scheduled for tonight in Murfreesboro has been cancelled   Motlow State Community College is closed and no night classes MTSU is closed today   Manchester City Schools will be closing at 12:30 today Check back for more closings as we get word

Give Blood During Cannon Community Blood Drive Thursday

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000 fewer donations and reduced the blood ... Read more

Not A Waste Of Money To Local Taxpayers

Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon presented a Solid Waste Department Report to the Cannon County Commissioners during their monthly meeting this past Saturday.  Commissioner Adam Melton suggested that Executive Gannon put together a report with the status of the Solid Waste Department several meetings ago and the groundwork was laid for the report at that ... Read more

Closings For Wednesday

All Motlow State Community College Campus Sites Have Cancelled Evening Classes.  Thursday Jan 21st classes will resume on normal schedule

Lose Some Weight Get In Shape And Compete For Prizes

An exciting, national wellness initiative is launching across the country on February 15th and everyone is invited to join the MOVEment! Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital’s annual Weight Loss Challenge is partnering with the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce to bring you the Biggest Loser Community Challenge. NBC and The Biggest Loser are launching The ... Read more