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May Agenda for County Commissioners

The Cannon County Commission has announced the agenda for the May meeting.  Items for consideration by the commissioners includes:A report from James Adkins on establishing a grievance committee, consider for approval Litter Grant resolution 2018-8 for the 2018-19 year and review quarterly reports, approve notaries, budget amendments and department reports. According to Commission Chairman Mark ... Read more

Local Post and Community Stand Up for Scouting

Scouting programs in Cannon County received a boost Tuesday night when the Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 served as the sponsor of the annual fund raiser. The post is sponsor for Troop 1180 (Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Cub Scouts) in Cannon County.Commander Dave Faulkner was the master of ceremonies.  Scouts from Troop 1180 opened ... Read more

State Fire Marshall: May Is Building Safety Month

 As the prevalence of new construction continues to increase across the Volunteer State, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared May 2018 as Building Safety Month to increase public awareness of the critical role building codes play in ensuring fire and life safety.  The International Code Council (ICC) created Building Safety Month 38 years ago to ... Read more

Cannon Republican Primary Results

This year saw a Republican primary for voters in Cannon County and 935 persons went to the polls. And her are the results. Only one race determined a winner yesterday, the Circuit Court Judge race: Nathan Nichols got 76.49% (693) of the votes and Barry R. Tidwell got 23.51% (213). In Rutherford County Barry R. ... Read more

Area Judge Retains Counsel Over Campaign Mailer

An area judge seeking re-election has retained counsel to represent him, based on wording in a campaign flyer sent to voters by the campaign of his opponent. Judge Barry Tidwell’s attorney denies wording in the flyer suggesting he allowed a convicted child rapist to reside in the same home as an 11-year-old child. Attorney Brad ... Read more

Cannon County Graduate Completes Basic Training in Air Force

United States Air Force Airman Jacob W. Parrish from Woodbury has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic ... Read more

Unemployment Rate Across State Low, Slight Increase At Home

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today released the March 2018 unemployment rates for each county in Tennessee.  The newest statistics highlighted improved rates during March for the majority of the state’s counties.   Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates when compared to February 2018.  The rates in nine counties ... Read more

New Appointment for Senator Mark Pody

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) has been appointed to lead a key joint Senate / House of Representatives Subcommittee in the Tennessee General Assembly.  Pody has been appointed Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee.  The subcommittee hears all rules and regulations promulgated by departments, commissions, boards, agencies or ... Read more

New Appointment for Senator Mark Pody

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) has been appointed to lead a key joint Senate / House of Representatives Subcommittee in the Tennessee General Assembly.  Pody has been appointed Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee.  The subcommittee hears all rules and regulations promulgated by departments, commissions, boards, agencies or ... Read more

TBI Releases Annual Crime Report

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year.The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated crime reporting ... Read more