Untold Tennessee: A Year Long Celebration

Governor Bill Lee has announced “Untold Tennessee” as the theme for a yearlong celebration commemorating 225 years of statehood. Tennesseans are invited to attend events and activities in all 95 counties and submit stories that showcase their area of the state. Gov. Lee will kick off a 95-county tour and year of celebration by visiting ... Read more

Local 4-H Members Participate In Sub-Regional Contest

By: Sarah Ferrell, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent III What are your greatest fears?  For most people, public speaking is at the top of the list.  However, this is a skill that is important no matter what career field you enter. Many Cannon County 4-H members are learning to overcome their nerves when speaking to ... Read more

Forecasted Freezing Temps Should Pause Planting

From Bruce Steelman, UT Extension Office We keep sliding back into a ‘below normal’ temperature pattern for April, and close to freezing temperatures with rain in this week’s forecast has created some concern about viability of corn and soybeans planted this week. Based on current weather reports, nighttime temperatures are forecasted to be close to ... Read more

Employment Increased Across the State During March

In March, Tennessee employers had the most people on their payrolls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago. Despite the increase in job creation during the month, the state did experience a slight increase in overall unemployment. According to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), ... Read more

TN Department of Health WIC Program Releases WICShopper For Smartphones

Tennessee Department of Health announced today the release of the WICShopper application for smartphones. As a part of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, the new WICShopper app is another tool to help participants establish and re-enforce healthy eating habits. The WICShopper app helps WIC participants identify what they can purchase with their prescribed ... Read more

Commissioner to Visit Cannon Classes

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn will visit Cannon County on Friday, April 16th, 2021.  She will visit Woodland Elementary School and Cannon County High School.  While at Woodland Elementary School Commissioner Schwinn will visit students in classrooms and will focus on the implementation of the Governor’s Civics Mini Grant Program of $15,000.00 that ... Read more

Market Study Explores Tennesseans’ Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine

The Tennessee Department of Health released results from a third party, statewide quantitative and qualitative survey of more than 1,000 adult Tennesseans exploring sentiments around the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary in Tennessee and this survey explored perspectives associated with choosing to receive the vaccine, like hesitancy or unwillingness in an effort to ... Read more

Governor Introduces Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Amendment

Governor Bill Lee announced his amendment to the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget. The amendment includes $580 million in available funds as a result of fiscal prudence. These funds will be invested in strategic long-term projects that focus on a return to pre-pandemic priorities and deliver critical services while not growing government. The budget amendment ... Read more

No Case for Complaint

Based on consultation with the State Comptroller’s office, District Attorney General Jennings Jones says he will not pursue a complaint filed against Cannon County Schools or the county’s Highway Department. A complaint filed by county commissioners Jeannine Floyd and Ronnie Mahaffey alleged financial wrongdoing and improper appointments by the agencies. The complaint was sent to ... Read more

Smithville Man Arrested, Charged with Rape of a Child

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Smithville man on charges of rape of a child. At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, in August 2020, TBI agents began investigating a report of a sexual offense that had occurred ... Read more