Cancer Screening Important for Women

Breast cancer is the leading cause of new cancer cases and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Tennessee women, with approximately 5,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in the state. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans that early detection through regular screening and timely ... Read more

Changing Temps Will Bring Frost On The Pumpkin!

The Nashville office of the National Weather Service has issued the following for middle Tennessee. FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING * WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 27 to 29 degrees possible. * WHERE…The entire Middle Tennessee area. * WHEN…From late Thursday night through Friday morning. * IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could ... Read more

Swoape Brings Honor to Cannon 4-H

A Cannon County teen has received the highest award in a regional 4-H grilling contest. Cannon County 4-H member Samantha Swoape for competing at the Tennessee 4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Contest. More than 160 participants competed in the midstate this year from around 20 counties. As the first place winner for the region, Swoape was ... Read more

Plan of Action for DeKalb Jail

DeKalb County has agreed to a plan of action to keep certification of its jail in place. Under the agreement, the county will make regular reports to the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) to remedy the issues with its facilities. State prison regulators told DeKalb County officials to work toward a long-range plan to address several ... Read more

Red Ribbon Week is Here

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is joining schools across the state and nation to celebrate Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31. The celebration is a time for youth, educators, parents, and communities to learn about the dangers of drug use and prevent addiction. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use ... Read more

County Numbers for September

Unemployment rates in nearly every Tennessee county, including distressed counties, declined during September, according to data released this week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Ninety counties experienced lower unemployment in September, while the rate remained the same in one county, and increased in four counties. The latest statistics show unemployment rates ... Read more

Rain to Welcome Weekend Full of Activities

Many organizations are businesses have activities scheduled for this weekend. Because of the events, we wanted to make you aware of the following: Special Weather Statement from National Weather Service Nashville Heavy Rain Possible late Friday into Saturday… A strong storm system is expected to bring widespread rain to Middle Tennessee Friday into Saturday. Light ... Read more

National Take Back Day This Saturday

This Saturday, (October 26th) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cannon County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills ... Read more

Vickers Moves Into New Role This Week

Maria Vickers has been named as the Assistant Principal for Woodland School in Bradyville and West Side School in Readyville.  Vickers was selected following recommendations of Woodland School Principal Angela Cossey and West Side School Principal Karen King to Cannon County Director of Schools William F. Curtis.  She will serve at Woodland School on Monday, Wednesday, ... Read more

Scholarship Funding Is Strong

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced this week its first-quarter (July 1 through Sept. 30, 2019) transfer to education of $96.8 million, bringing the total raised since inception to more than $5.16 billion since the Lottery began Jan. 20, 2004. “We’re proud of these results,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. ... Read more