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Suspicious Activity Leads to Arrest

Following reports of suspicious activity, deputies take a man into custody. Tuesday, deputies with the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the 4000 block of Locke Creek Rd in reference of a suspicious vehicle. While in the area, deputies observed a male that came from the abandoned property to a vehicle parked in the roadway. ... Read more

Want to Vote in August? July 7th is Registration Deadline

Tennesseans who want to vote in the Tennessee State and Federal Primary and County General Election on August 6 must register to vote by Tuesday, July 7, 2020. “The first step to making your voice heard at the polls is registering to vote,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “With our online voter registration system, ... Read more

Fireworks: For Sale and For Watching

For lovers of Fireworks, you have two nights this weekend to enjoy. Centertown will have a display Friday and Woodbury Saturday night. The Centertown display will be at the ballfields located just off of Tolbitt Road. The Woodbury celebration of the Fourth will again be in Dillion Park and will begin at 9pm.  The event ... Read more

USMCA Could Bring Opportunities for Tennessee Farmers

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has now gone into effect, providing new market opportunities for Tennessee farmers. “With the economic challenges that the agriculture industry has experienced in recent years, farmers throughout our state are happy to have this win,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “We appreciate our partners at the federal level for ... Read more

Alexander Named Short Mountain Elementary School Principal

Cannon County Director of Schools William F. Curtis has named Mrs. Stephanie Alexander as Principal of Short Mountain Elementary School. The position became available upon the retirement of Mr. Robert Pitts, who has served as Principal at Short Mountain Elementary School for the past sixteen years and fifty-three years as an educator.    Mrs. Stephanie Alexander ... Read more

Liability Protections for Healthcare Providers

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 53, granting limited COVID-related liability protection to healthcare providers. “Hospitals, nursing homes, and health care workers are on the front lines of fighting this pandemic, and this EO provides protection from liability with respect to COVID-impacted treatment and resource availability, except in cases of gross negligence ... Read more

Vincent Named New Special Education Supervisor for Cannon County Schools

Cannon County Director of Schools William F. Curtis has named Julie Vincent to be the new Special Education Supervisor for Cannon County Schools.  The position became available upon the resignation of Audrey James, who has served Cannon County Schools for three years, and her resignation will be effective on June 30, 2020.  Mrs. Vincent will ... Read more

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Program Ending In July

In accordance to guidelines within the federal government’s CARES Act, Tennessee will discontinue paying Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) the week ending July 25, 2020. FPUC provided $600 per week in federal assistance, in addition to benefits from other unemployment insurance programs, including Tennessee Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The CARES Act requires states to ... Read more

Gov. Lee Extends State of Emergency to August 29th

Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 through regulatory flexibility, promoting social ... Read more