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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

Distracted Driving Costs Lives, Raises Insurance Premiums

With the start of national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges Tennessee drivers to “Put It In Park” and commit to safer driving habits by putting away their smart phones, cellular devices, and any distraction that could take a driver’s attention away from the road.  While ... Read more

New Football Coach Announced for Cannon County High School

Cannon County native Matthew Daniel was announced this morning as Economics/Personal Finance Teacher and Head Football Coach at Cannon County High School for the 2018-2019 School Year.  Director of Schools William F. Curtis said, “Mathew is an outstanding and award-winning teacher, a person of excellent character, and a very good high school football coach.”  He ... Read more

Endorsement in Judge’s Race

Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ former top crime fighter, District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, recently made his choice in the race for Circuit Court Judge.Today, the former long-time and universally respected District Attorney publically endorsed Republican candidate for Circuit Court Judge Nathan Nichols. Nichols will be on the May 1, 2018 Republican Primary ballot. Nichols served ... Read more

April Meeting of Mayor and Board of Alderman

Mostly routine business filled the April meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman for the Town of Woodbury. Bob DeWinter has been serving as interim Fire Chief for the past several months. He accepted the position as Fire Chief for the Town of Woodbury, the change occurred following a unanimous vote from the board. Alderman ... Read more

Report Released On Law Enforcement Deaths in Tennessee

Law enforcement personnel in Cannon County are lucky to be absent from a new statewide report. For the first time, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths in the state.The report, released in accordance to the requirements set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated § 38-10-102, uses established definitions ... Read more

Full Slate Of Local Sports Programs Playing Today

Final full month of the high school spring sports schedule finds the Cannon County Lionettes Softball opening the week in the first of three district games.  Today the Lionettes will host rival Dekalb County in a 4:30 start.  The Cannon County Lions boys baseball team travels to Gainesboro to meet Jackson County with the first ... Read more