Teen Pregnancey Declines In Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is observing National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in communities across the state this May. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is designed to raise awareness about the impacts of teen pregnancy and ways to prevent it.“We are moving in the right direction in Tennessee,” said TDH Assistant Commissioner for Family Health ... Read more

Investigation Leads to Charges of Child Rape

A Cannon County man has been charged with rape of a child. Abdul Nassel Alataby was taken into custody on Tuesday, according to Investigator Chris Brown with the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department. Investigator Brown assisted Deputy Chip Avera in working the case, which was initiated at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Brown said the Department of ... Read more

State Approval Needed for New Plant

A Bedford County company is asking for state permission to operate a plant in Cannon County.Many of you may have noticed the construction of an batch mix asphalt plant at the intersection of John Bragg Highway and Bradyville Road. The builder Hawkins Asphalt Paving, LLC of Wartrace has reached the point in the construction process ... Read more

Unemployment Down In All 95 Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has  announced county unemployment rates decreased in all 95 counties across Tennessee in April and all counties are at or below 5 percent.“Our investments in education and workforce development are showing results in all corners of the state and to have ... Read more

FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.  Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play ... Read more

Investigation Finds Problems at Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released an investigation into the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) based in Cookeville, Tennessee. The UCHRA is a multi-million-dollar operation that administers several programs and provides services to citizens. Comptroller investigators noted two instances when the former executive director’s time sheets indicated he was working; however, social media posts ... Read more

Summer Camp Brings Fun and Learning

Several groups and individuals are working to make sure the summer months can be a time of learning. Woodbury has a summer reading program / summer camp that is doing wonders for local children.  Last years’ participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds, and every one of them finished the summer at or above ... Read more

Memorial Day Message from Col. Jim Stone

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.  Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May each year.  This year Memorial Day falls on Monday the 28TH of May.Please join with the Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 ... Read more

Arts Center to Shake, Rattle and Roll!

“Shake Rattle & Roll” is a tribute concert to rock and roll legends Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. This Special Memorial Day Weekend Event will include 28 songs from the four artists such as Get Rhythm, Heartbreak Hotel, Breathless, Sure to Fall, Don’t Be Cruel, Your True Love, Folsom Prison Blues, ... Read more

Group Effort Focusing On Troublesome Section of Highway

Last week the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department and Woodbury Police Department assisted the Tennessee Highway Patrol with a sobriety checkpoint on Highway 96 in Auburntown at the Marshall Creek intersection. Officers conducted the checkpoint between 9pm and11pm. There were 21 officers present; 13 from the Sheriff’s Department, 5 from the Police Department, and 3 from ... Read more