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Cannon County Students Participate in Special Olympics

On April 13th, 2018, thirteen Cannon County student athletes traveled to Cookeville to participate in Area 9 Special Olympics Games. Athletes participated in 100 meter walk, 50 meter run, 100 meter run, 200 meter run, and softball throw. Results are as follows: 10-1st place ribbons, 3-2nd place ribbons, 2-3rd place ribbons, 4-4th place ribbons, and ... Read more

Progress Made on Solid Waste Issue at Commission Meeting

County County’s governing board made progress on several issues during Saturday’s meeting of Commission members.After several months of discussion on how to approach the renovations needed to maintain a functioning solid waste program.  The commission voted to accept the three grants totaling $144,550.00 from the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to improve ... Read more

Honoring Choices Tennessee Urges Tennesseans to Share Health Care Decisions

Have you thought about the health care you would want if you could not make decisions or communicate yourself? If so, have you shared your choices with your loved ones and health care providers? Governor Bill Haslam has declared April 16, 2018 Healthcare Decisions Day in Tennessee, urging Tennesseans to think about their choices and ... Read more

Call 811 Before You Dig

In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission has announced results from a recent national survey. The results revealed that 36 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects like landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, or building a deck, pond or patio and other DIY ... Read more

Enforcement Efforts Bring Results on Distracted Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued 1,816 distracted driving citations during a crackdown from April 2 through April 4. That’s 911 more citations than were issued during 2017’s crackdown. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined local law enforcement for Tennessee’s third statewide bus tour to crack down on distracted driving. In ... Read more

Over 10,000 Adults Have Applied For Tennessee Reconnect

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied for Tennessee Reconnect, the state’s program for adult learners to earn an associate degree or technical certificate tuition-free. The application for Tennessee Reconnect opened on February 15 and 10,497 applications had been submitted as of April 10. Tennessee Reconnect is Haslam’s groundbreaking program that ... Read more

TDOT Encourges Safety in Work Zones

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists that “Work zone safety is everybody’s responsibility” and to ask them to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9-13) in an effort ... Read more

Early Voting Begins Today For May Primary

Early voting begins today in Cannon County. The County will hold a Republican Primary on May 1st. According to Matt Teply, Administrator of Elections, the only candidates that will appear on the ballot are those seeking the Republican nomination for their respective offices.  The Cannon County Democratic Party chose not to have a primary.  Independent ... Read more

Celebrating Telecommunicators This Week

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard ... Read more

Adults Encouraged To Apply For TN Reconnect

The application process remains open, until April 15, for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect.  Following the first week of the application process being open, over 4,000 applications were submitted — a record start in helping adults who want to go back to school to advance ... Read more