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COVID-19 Funding for Cannon County Now Over 44-Million Dollars

Tennessee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group is making information available about federal stimulus money distributed in Tennessee. An interactive site allows citizens to explore county-specific information about stimulus funds sent to Tennessee. The site tracks the allocation of $13.18 billion of federal COVID-19 emergency stimulus and relief funding statewide as of the current date and will ... Read more

Gov. Lee Calls Special Session for the Tennessee General Assembly

Governor Bill Lee has called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10, 2020 for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds. “As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a ... Read more

Farmers Markets Remain A Safe Source For Fresh, Local Foods

Farmers markets throughout Tennessee have worked diligently to connect producers of fresh, local foods to consumers safely. From visiting a new market to lighting up the night in Nashville, there are many ways to celebrate farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week August 2nd – 8th. “Tennessee’s farmers markets have not wavered in providing fresh, ... Read more

Gov. Lee Signs Executive Order to Allow Contact Sports, Extend Local Authority for Mask Requirements

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 55, allowing the resumption of contact sports and extending local authority to require masks, among other provisions. “Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Gov. Lee. ... Read more

Cannon Educators Attend Virtual 2020 Institute for Career and Technical Education

Over 2,500 educators recently participated in the Tennessee Department of Education’s 2020 Institute for Career and Technical Education. The Institute was free, virtual, and had a record number of attendees including over a dozen educators from Cannon County.  During the week of July 20-24, this first-ever virtual Institute for CTE Educators included more than 100 pre-recorded and live ... Read more

Two Sales Tax Holidays in 2020!

Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, August ... Read more

Governor Announces Guidelines for 2020-2021 School Year

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Tennessee’s recommendations to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year. “Providing parents a choice in their children’s education is incredibly important,” said Gov. Lee. “In-person learning is the medically sound, preferred option. Our state is doing everything we can to work with local school districts and ... Read more

Department of Agriculture: Don’t Plant the Seeds You Didn’t Order

Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads. “While we have no reason at this time to suspect that these seeds were ... Read more

TSSAA: Governor To Green Light High School Fall Sports

In a press conference today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will soon sign Executive Order No. 55, which will include TSSAA member schools in an exception to contact sports restrictions. “We appreciate being able to work with Gov. Lee and his staff on this,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “I ... Read more

Human Services Making The Application Process A Little Easier During Pandemic

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to temporarily waive one step in the process for individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits. During the months of July and August, new customers filing initial applications and existing ... Read more