TDOC Introduces New Victim Notification Service

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has launched Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), a free service that provides crime victims, their families and concerned citizens with reliable information about custody status changes and criminal case information for offenders who are currently in the custody of TDOC. The VINE system allows individuals to opt-in to ... Read more

Ashley Patrick Named CCHS Girls Basketball Head Coach

Cannon County Schools is pleased to announce Ashley Patrick as Physical Education-Wellness Teacher and Head Girls Basketball Coach at Cannon County High School beginning with the 2021-2022 School Year.  Patrick has taught most recently at Woodland School in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, previously at Murfreesboro City Schools 2018-2019 and part of 2019-2020 (before transferring to Cannon ... Read more

Crop Acreage Reporting Requirements and Deadlines

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Donny Green reminds producers to report planted, prevented planted, and failed acres to establish or retain FSA program eligibility. For planted crops, the following acreage reporting deadlines are applicable for Cannon and DeKalb Counties for the 2021 crop year: July 15:  Corn, soybeans, cucumbers, okra, peppers, ... Read more

Chairman Announces Departure from Board of Education

Javin Fann, who is in his second term as a member of the Cannon County School Board, and has been serving as chairman for two years has submitted his resignation from the panel.  Fann’s brief letter detailed frustration with challenges faced by the board in doing its work. He said, “I have given Cannon County ... Read more

TBI Warns Citizens of New Phone Scheme

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about a reported phone scheme involving a man presenting himself as a representative of a human trafficking task force. The scheme reportedly uses the phone number of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline, as well as a number associated with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The caller, ... Read more

Lewis Taking Post at Short Mountain School

A long time Cannon County educator has been named principal of Short Mountain Elementary School. Director of Schools Freddy Curtis has named Candice Prater Lewis to the post. The new principal has lived in Cannon County most of her life. She graduated from Short Mountain Elementary School and Cannon County High School. She is a ... Read more

Undeclared Allergen Prompts Cookie Recall

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Consumer and Industry Services Division (CIS) is alerting consumers to a recall of chocolate chip cookies. An undeclared allergen was discovered during routine sampling and testing of food products at a Kroger store in Sevierville, Tenn. The product, Simple Truth Plant-Based Chocolate Chip Cookies, tested positive for the presence of ... Read more

Town of Woodbury Announces Water Service Changes

For some time the Mayor and Board of Alderman for the Town of Woodbury has approved several actions concerning their water utility district. Construction of a new water tower, service work on another storage facility and addition of new equipment are just a few of the items underway. At this week’s meeting of the Mayor ... Read more

TDOE Announces Over $2M in Perkins Reserve Grant Awards, Cannon County Schools are Part of the Program

Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced over $2 million in Perkins Reserve Grant awards to 38 school districts for the 2021-22 school year to support career and technical education (CTE) across the state. Two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars are allocated for Cannon County Schools. The Perkins Reserve Grant (PRG) is a competitive grant opportunity made ... Read more

Hemp License Renewal Reminder To Growers

Industrial hemp growers in Tennessee are required to renew their licenses with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) by June 30, 2021. “Hemp continues to be an important crop in Tennessee,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “The marketplace is evolving and growers are finding new ways to use and market their crop. We want to ... Read more