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Human Services to Provide Special Funding to “child only” Cases

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program. Households qualifying as a “child-only” case in October will receive a one-time payment of $950 on their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards December 1, 2021. The payment will provide ... Read more

Tennessee Student-Based Funding Town Hall Tuesday, November 30th for Upper Cumberland Region including Cannon County

On Tuesday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m. CT, the Tennessee Department of Education and Jackson County Schools will host the final of eight regional town halls at Jackson County Middle School in Gainesboro to hear public feedback regarding a student-based funding strategy for public education.  These public town halls will spark localized conversations about student-based funding for public education in Tennessee and how to create a new strategy to best serve our students and ensure they are prepared ... Read more

Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ Giving Tuesday on November 30th

Giving Tuesday is a global initiative that encourages a day of generosity and giving, on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #RCCGivingTuesday will be on Tuesday, November 30th, and focuses on over 30 Rutherford and Cannon County non-profit organizations with a 24-hour online fundraising event. For the second year, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties works ... Read more

State Christmas Events Begin Monday, November 29th

Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee announced the state’s holiday events, including Christmas at the Capitol and “A Storybook Christmas” tour of the Tennessee Residence. “This Christmas is especially meaningful as we reflect on 225 years of Tennessee statehood,” said Gov. Lee. “Maria and I are grateful to gather with Tennesseans as we ... Read more

Woodbury Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 4th

This coming Saturday, December 4th is the day for the Woodbury Christmas Parade. The parade is a community project of the Woodbury Lions Club. Area residents are invited to start the day by having Breakfast With Santa. Lions Club members will be serving pancakes at the club house. If tradition holds true, the man in ... Read more

Red Cross Offers 10 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to prepare the holiday feast and brush up on home fire safety. Plus, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities, planning your celebrations may be a little different this year. “Home fires are a real threat to the Tennesseans over the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive ... Read more

THP Will Increase Patrols During Thanksgiving Holiday

Today, Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the “Tennessee Safe Travel Challenge” traffic safety initiative.    The Tennessee Safe Travel Challenge is planned for Wednesday, November 24, and Sunday, November 28. The challenge consists ... Read more

Woodland Elementary School Closed Friday, November 19th, due to Sewer Problems

Woodland Elementary School located at 8383 Jim Cummings Highway, Bradyville will be CLOSED on Friday, November 19th, 2021 due to a sewer problem that must be repaired.  Student instruction will take place via packets in PreK – 3rd Grade and via Google Classroom for 4th Grade – 8th Grade.  School Buses in the Woodland Community will run on-time ... Read more

WANTED:  Secret Santa’s for Needy Families! 

“It is not even Thanksgiving yet and we are already thinking about Christmas at the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center,” said director Sharon De Boer. “The holidays are a magical time of year for children and families.  Sadly, for many of the families served by the Child Advocacy Center, the joy of the season is ... Read more

Cowan Announces for General Sessions Judge

A local attorney used social media to make his candidacy announcement in next year’s judicial race.  Matthew Cowan will be seeking the office of General Sessions Judge. The announcement stated: After much prayer and with the support of my wife and family, I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for General Sessions Judge of Cannon ... Read more