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This is School Board Appreciation Week

January 23rd – 29th, 2022, is School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. Cannon County Schools is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to Cannon County and its children. The theme “Building the Future” reminds us to celebrate the unique role ... Read more

TDOT Launches Plan for Pothole Repair

This month’s back-to-back winter storms have created an abundance of potholes along interstates and state highways. TDOT is using all available staffing to repair the damaged areas as quickly as possible. As the weather allows, multiple crews will be patching potholes over the coming days and weeks. Cold mix asphalt is currently being used for ... Read more

Over 1,300 Public Comments Submitted on Potential Education Funding

Following months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Education announced over 1,300 public comments have been submitted on a potential student-based K-12 public education funding formula in Tennessee. Comments and input have been submitted by hundreds of parents, educators, superintendents, elected officials, business and community leaders, and citizens from across the state. On Tuesday, January 11, the department released an ... Read more

CANNON SCHOOLS CLOSED THURSDAY!

Cannon County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 due to icing and treacherous driving conditions. Director of Cannon County Schools – Mr. William Freddy Curtis stated, “Cannon County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 due to treacherous driving conditions developing throughout Cannon County.  Icing of roads has been reported ... Read more

Davenport Announces Candidacy for County Executive

Corey Davenport announces his candidacy for Cannon County Executive in the May 3rd, 2022, Republican Primary and the August 4th, 2022, General Election. Davenport currently serves as a County Commissioner for the 2nd District consisting of Auburntown, Gassaway, Pleasant Ridge, and parts of Short Mountain. Davenport is currently serving on the Budget Committee, the A.D.A. ... Read more

The Voices for Cannon County in the General Assembly Are Changing

The re-districting of the state will change the districts for Cannon County in the State’s General Assembly. The county’s current representative, Clark Boyd will serve most of Wilson County in his new district.  Cannon County (under the new map will join, Jackson, Smith and DeKalb as district 40. Terri Lynn Weaver is the current State ... Read more

The Field of Candidates in Local Elections Continue to Grow

One month from today, February 17th at noon is the deadline for qualifying for local races this year. The list of would-be candidates (as of January 14th) to pick up petitions for local races. So far, 36 individuals have expressed an intent to run. Rebecca Tramel – School Board District 2 Walter Mears – Commission ... Read more

Board of Education Adopts 5 Year Plan for Schools

The Cannon County Board of Education voted 5-0 at its regular meeting on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 to approve and go forward with the “Modernization and Restructuring of Cannon County Schools – Submission of 5-Year Plan – Cannon County Schools – Goal 4 – Develop and Implement a long-range facilities plan that provides opportunities and ... Read more

MTE’s Chris Jones Receives National Award

Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) President and CEO Chris Jones has received the 2022 J.C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) presented Jones the award at the organization’s CEO Close-Up Conference Jan. 10 in Phoenix. According to NRECA, the J.C. Brown Award “recognizes an electric cooperative or public power district CEO/general ... Read more

Tennesseans Invited to Respond to  Draft Public School Funding  Framework

  After months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee and years of consistent feedback, today the Tennessee Department of Education released an initial draft overview of a potential student-based funding formula, informed by input of thousands of Tennesseans– parents, educators, superintendents, elected officials, business and community leaders, and citizens from across the state– and is encouraging ... Read more