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Rutherford Co. Woman Must Repay State in TennCare Fraud Case

A Rutherford county woman is ordered to repay the state after appearing in court on charges involving TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced sentencing in Rutherford County for 37-year-old Maura Barrera. She was convicted of TennCare fraud and theft of property for failing to report her true employment status and household ... Read more

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Promotes “SEAT CHECK SATURDAY” During Child Passenger Safety Week

On Saturday, September 25, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote “Seat Check Saturday” during Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19 – 25. In celebration, the THSO released a new segment of its educational series “Talking Traffic Safety” to provide child safety tips and ... Read more

MTE Emerges as Most Decorated Utility at Lineman Rodeo

Middle Tennessee Electric came away as the most decorated utility from the Tennessee Valley Lineman’s Rodeo this weekend in Jackson, Tenn. Competing with utilities across the Tennessee Valley, MTE claimed seven of the 12 places in overall results across four categories of competition. Leading the way was MTE’s Logan Barber, who won overall lineman competition. He ... Read more

State Wants Your Input On New Vehicle Plates

Governor Bill Lee invited Tennesseans to “Rate the Plates” and help choose the state’s next standard license plate by selecting their favorite design at tn.gov/ratetheplates. Per Tennessee statute, the plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the General Assembly’s annual budget. “As Tennessee celebrates 225 years of statehood, it’s a perfect time ... Read more

TDOE School Designations Announced: West Side Elementary Exits Targeted Assistance List

The Tennessee Department of Education recently announced the school designations for the 2020-21 school year, which include the top five percent of schools for academic achievement and the top five percent for student growth, including 188 schools spanning 61 districts statewide.  In addition to recognizing Reward schools, the department also named schools that have improved and earned their way off of the Priority list. Priority schools, federally known as Comprehensive Support and ... Read more

Cannon County Schools Showing Student Growth According to the State

The Tennessee Department of Education recently released the 2020-21 Spring Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) district-level results. The results highlight the importance of addressing the needs of students and moving forward with a sense of urgency and optimism about what our students can and will accomplish this school year.  State- and district-level results from the 2020-21 Spring TCAP assessments show ... Read more

Foreign Persons Must Report US Agricultural Land Holdings

The Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in DeKalb/Cannon County, Donny Green, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Any foreign person who acquires, transfers ... Read more

Orders Now Accepted for Division of Forestry Tree Seedlings

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) is offering a variety of tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation and conservation projects. The East Tennessee Nursery in Delano, Tenn. is accepting orders until April 15, 2022, or while supplies last. “The East Tennessee Nursery grows native species that will perform well for landowners who ... Read more

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

In celebration of National Voter Registration Month in September, the Secretary of State’s office is leading voter registration efforts in Tennessee with college voter registration tailgates, the launch of the Ann Dallas Dudley Award for high schools and by working with businesses and organizations across the state. “More Tennesseans are registered to vote now than ... Read more

Emergency Management Agency Ready for Concert Attendees

In preparation for the Short Mountain Distillery’s hosting of the Bonnaroo Refugee-The Detour event, the Cannon County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with County EMS and assistance from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency activated a Command Post to prepare for the massive influx of attendees from the canceled Bonnaroo Concert in neighboring Coffee County. Over ... Read more