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Tuesday Now Thursday for Some Residents

As part of an on-going effort to provide better service to the people of Woodbury, the Sanitation Department is announcing a small schedule adjustment to the residents on a number of streets. To the residents of the following streets: Mears Drive East and West Mason Court Masey Drive McMillian Street Jenny Lynn Street Wallace Street ... Read more

Corps Closes Part of Center Hill Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the immediate closure of Ragland Bottom Day Use Beach at Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tenn., due to E.coli detected in the water. Buzzards are suspected and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service technicians have been contacted for support. The area is still open for ... Read more

TN Ready: Cannon Advancing

Cannon County Schools are “Advancing” and East Side School is a “Reward School” according to the Tennessee Department of Education.  Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn released the scores for all public school districts in Tennessee today.   Cannon County Schools improved from the “Satisfactory” category in 2017-2018 to the “Advancing” category in 2018-2019.  Final ... Read more

DeKalb County: Endangered Child Alert Canceled

UPDATE ON THIS STORY: Baby Soales was recovered safety in Warren County Thursday afternoon. A Statewide Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued on behalf of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office for 11-month-old Legend Soales. Legend is a white male with blonde hair, blue eyes, 2’6″ tall and 21 lbs. Legend is possibly in the ... Read more

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

With back to school season under way, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding consumers that this time of year is especially dangerous for teen drivers. Research from the AAA Foundation indicates that the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rises significantly between Memorial Day (May 27, 2019) and Labor Day ... Read more

Commissioners Continue to Create Budget for County

Cannon County’s Commissioners are continuing to establish a budget for the current fiscal year.  The county has been operating under a continuing resolution since July 1st.    Commissioners continued to move thru the proposed budget line by line. The effort begin August 1st and continued on Monday night to Tuesday night and will resume Thursday. Quietly ... Read more

Fund Developed for Distressed Counties

To help strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee’s rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives. The Rural Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (RIFOA) will make monies available to local workforce development boards over the next three years. “Our hope is this ... Read more

School Board Conducts August Meeting

Fences, tenure, roofs and numerous other items filled the agenda of the August agenda for the Cannon County Board of Education. The board accepted a salary schedule negotiated with Cannon County Education Association for certified personnel. The schedule should generate a 1.1 percent increase in pay. The board heard an update on the roofs at ... Read more

Tourism Continues To Grow In Tennessee

Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, up 5.1% from 113 million the previous year and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. Travelers in Tennessee spend an estimated $60 million per day. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell made the announcement at the Ford ... Read more

House Earns 4-H Scholarship

Congratulations to Elizabeth House for receiving a 4-H scholarship! Elizabeth House of Woodbury received the Mary Basinger Elliott Memorial Scholarship at the recent Tennessee 4-H Roundup held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. House was awarded the $1500 college scholarship based on her 4-H accomplishments and academic achievements. The scholarship is provided by John Basinger, ... Read more