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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol to Increase Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seatbelt, and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer…


  • Clean Audit for Cannon (Second Year)

    Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Jason Mumpower is pleased to announce a significant accomplishment by nine Tennessee counties. These counties, which are audited by the Comptroller’s Division of Local Government Audit, have each received a clean audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. The nine counties are Campbell, Cannon, Cumberland, Loudon, McMinn,…


  • State Officials Announce $109,932 Loan for Town of Woodbury Water Improvement

    Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers today announced a $109,932 loan for the Town of Woodbury to improve water infrastructure. The loan is one of four approved by the Tennessee Local Development Authority, with loans for the Tullahoma Utilities Authority, the City of Oak Ridge, and the…


  • Damaged Crop Areas in County May Qualify for Assistance

    Donny Green, County Executive Director of the DeKalb-Cannon County Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that Cannon County has been approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address agricultural damages resulting from the May 6 through May 9, 2024 high winds and flash flooding in specific areas of Cannon County. The…


  • Tennessee’s Seat Belt Usage Rate Reaches Highest On Record

    The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a statewide usage rate of 92 percent. The 2023 usage rate represents an increase of approximately 1.5 percent compared to Tennessee’s 2022 survey result of 90.5 percent. The…


  • Opportunity to Request a Soybean Referendum

    The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces that soybean producers may request a referendum to determine whether producers want the Secretary to conduct a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order), as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act). Participation in the request for referendum is voluntary. Producers should participate…


  • 2025 Nursery Crop Reporting Requirements

    Donny Green, DeKalb-Cannon Co. Farm Service Agency County Executive Director, reminds local farmers and landowners of the importance of timely crop reporting.  Participation in most USDA programs requires annual reporting of crops and land use and requires a report of all cropland on a farm, even though the land may not be used for annually-tilled…


  • “Slow Down Tennessee” Awareness Campaign is Underway

    On Monday, April 22, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is kicking off “Slow Down Tennessee,” a week-long campaign to help increase awareness and reduce speeding across Tennessee roadways. During this campaign, the THSO is offering yard signs free for public citizens to pick up at designated locations statewide. Signs will be distributed on a…


  • Mid April Begins Strawberry Season in Tennessee

    It’s time to Pick Tennessee Products and pick Tennessee strawberries. Strawberry season is underway. Most strawberry farms are planning to begin selling strawberries in mid-April. In Cannon County, 6R Farms on Mankin Lane is listed as s strawberry producer. Check out the list of local strawberry farms to find fresh berries near you. With warm spring days…


  • Lee Joins Other Governors Opposing Unionization Campaign

    In a release from the Governor’s Office Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined five other governors in issuing the following joint statement opposing United Auto Workers (UAW)’s unionization campaign: “We the Governors of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas are highly concerned about the unionization campaign driven by misinformation and scare tactics that…