New Child Well-Being Report Focuses on Challenges Rural Counties Face

The differing challenges faced by Tennessee’s urban and rural counties, as well as those that are shared, are explored in KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee, released today. This report, produced by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the Annie E. Casey Foundation Tennessee KIDS COUNT® partner, is released in conjunction ... Read more

Traffic Crash Results in Death of Two Cannon County Residents

Two Auburntown men have been identified as the fatalities in a crash in Cannon County on Tuesday. Tennessee Highway Patrol investigators say Johnathan Holland and his passenger, Johnny Kennedy, both 21, were killed when Holland’s car crossed a center line into oncoming traffic. Holland was driving south on Highway 53 near East High Street when ... Read more

Deadly Virus Confirmed in Tennessee Horse Death

Horse owners are being advised to step up monitoring of their animals due to a confirmed case eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Health (TDA and TDH) are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock. The confirmed ... Read more

State Business Leaders Concerned About Economic Outlook

Outlook among Tennessee business leaders has fallen sharply in recent months, according to the latest Tennessee Business Barometer by MTSU’s Jones College of Business. Results of the quarterly statewide online survey showed the index dropped to 211 from 428 in July. The index is based on the percentage of positive and negative responses from survey ... Read more

CCHS Girls Basketball Senior Kristen Fann to Sign with Bryan College

Director of Cannon County Schools William F. Curtis, Cannon County High School Principal Courtney Nichols, CCHS Athletic Director Matt Cagle, and CCHS Girls Basketball Coach Jonathan Odom announce that on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 in the Cannon County High School Gymnasium Lobby at 8:45 AM, CCHS Senior Girls Basketball Player Kristen Fann will sign with ... Read more

Adopt A Highway: Celebrating 3 Decades

TDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program is celebrating 30 years of beautifying Tennessee roadsides. The program began statewide in 1989 as a means for individuals, community groups and civic organizations to clean-up their communities and receive roadside recognition. The completely free program has grown over time, removing more than 12 million pounds of litter from Tennessee roadsides. Today, ... Read more

Chick Chain Continues

The 4-H Chick Chain project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Congratulations to the Black Sex-Link Grand Champion winner from Woodland Elementary, John Daniel, and Red Sex-Link Grand Champion winner Kendall Hedrick, Homeschool. Congratulations also to the Black Sex-Link Reserve Champion from Homeschool, Toby Tucker and Red ... Read more

Mitzie Bush Honored by School System

Mitzie Bush, Special Education Teacher and Interventionist at Woodland School was named as “Employee of the Month” for September 2019 by Cannon County Schools. During the October Meeting of the Cannon County Board of Education, Bush was recognized at the meeting and was presented a certificate at Woodland School the following day by Cannon County ... Read more

Cases of Lung Injury Related to Vaping Increases

The Tennessee Department of Health has received reports of 49 cases of serious lung injury among people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is an immediate public health concern with potentially severe consequences. At this time, no single product or substance has been linked to all the lung injury cases and the ... Read more

Safety Develops App to Assist Schools

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has developed a reporting app that will allow users to anonymously report safety concerns. The Homeland Security office will review, assess, and then forward reports to law enforcement, mental health crisis teams, and/or school administrators based on the information received.  The attached FAQ provides additional detail on ... Read more