Tennessee Removes State Visitation Restrictions for Long-term Care Facilities

Today the Tennessee Department of Health announced state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective February 28, 2021. Facilities should use the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance for safe operation and visitation with limited visitation restrictions no longer in place at the state level. The Tennessee Department of Health recognizes ... Read more

TDOT Launches Plan for Pothole Repair

Last week’s brutal winter storm has created an abundance of potholes along interstates and state highways in middle and west Tennessee. TDOT is launching a massive effort using all available manpower to repair the damaged areas as quickly as possible. Multiple crews will be patching potholes over the coming days and weeks. Cold mix asphalt ... Read more

Basketball On Sunday!

The recessed February Monthly Meeting of the Cannon County Board of Education scheduled for Thursday, February 18th, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 22nd – 6:00 PM at Woodbury Grammar School due to inclement weather conditions.  This Meeting will also be available via ZOOM for those with COVID-19 Concerns. Cannon County Youth Basketball is cancelled ... Read more

Severe Weather, Part 2

From the National Weather Service, WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. * WHERE...the northwestern two thirds of middle Tennessee * WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. ... Read more

Severe Weather Update

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one to two tenths of an inch. * WHERE...Cumberland Plateau and nearby areas. * WHEN...Until 6 AM CST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Power outages and tree ... Read more

Middle and Tech Close for Storm

Cannon County Sheriff Darrell Young is asking everyone not to be out on the roads if you don’t have to. These roads are bad and are going to get worse. The response time will be slow with ice on roadways. Cannon County Emergency Management Agency Director Roy Sullivan reports, TDOT is doing a great job ... Read more

TDOT Prepared for Winter Weather

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing for travel impacts from an approaching winter weather system that is forecasted to bring ice and heavy snow to large portions of the state, especially in middle and west Tennessee. TDOT urges drivers to be alert to changing weather conditions, and based on information from the National Weather ... Read more

Post Season Basketball Begins Monday

The post season for District 8 AA basketball teams will begin Monday. In the girls schedule, 8th seed Cannon County will travel to Wilson County to play 5th seed Watertown at 7pm Monday night. In the boys schedule, 5th seed Cannon County will host 8th seed Macon County on Tuesday night at 7pm. Cannon County ... Read more

Governor’s Budget Could Make Grants Available to Towns and Counties

Gov. Bill Lee included “Local Government Recovery and Rebuilding Direct Appropriation Grant” allocations in his Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget proposal. If approved, the grant could bring almost $742,000.00 to our county. Funds will be available after August 1, 2021.  The grants are one-time funding and are to be used exclusively for one-time expenses as opposed to annually recurring ... Read more

Gov. Lee Delivers 3rd State of the State Address

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his third State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly. In addition to outlining budget and legislative priorities, the governor provided an accounting of Tennessee’s COVID-19 response and continued economic recovery.  Budget Breakdown An overview of the proposed ... Read more