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Financial Support for Children’s Nutritional Needs

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children’s nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Under the new P-EBT program, families of children who receive ... Read more

Effort Underway to Combat Elder Abuse

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking a number of important precautions this year as the state recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The COVID-19 pandemic has created new dangers for older Tennesseans who are considered more at risk for severe health complications from the disease. To help protect the elderly, the ... Read more

Warren County Man Dead Following Multi-County Pursuit

A McMinnville man lost his life after being shot during an armed standoff with officers of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s and Smithville Police Departments Thursday night at a residence on Toad Road. Dead is 28 year old Gregorio Cruz Vanloo. County and city authorities spent the day searching for Vanloo, who was a suspect in ... Read more

Board of Education Considers Cuts to Budget

Members of the Cannon County Board of Education got their first look at steps that would need to be made to meet the challenges of the budget guidelines from the Cannon County Commission. The options were presented to board members at their workshop meeting Tuesday night. Fiscal Year ‘21 Budget Options are based on estimations ... Read more

Care Facilities Could Open To Limited Visitation

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in coordination with his Unified Command Group will release guidance today on requirements and options permitting Tennessee’s long-term care facilities to provide limited visitation options while keeping their resident populations safe from COVID-19. “From my own family experience, I know how heartbreakingly difficult and stressful it is to not see loved ... Read more

Workshop for Board of Education Changes Location

The Cannon County Board of Education has changed the venue of the monthly Workshop on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 – 6:30 PM to the Cafeteria of Woodbury Grammar School. The Workshop is normally held at the Cannon County Board of Education Central Office, but has been moved to WGS due to COVID-19 concerns and general ... Read more

Child Advocacy Center Receives National Recognition

The Child Advocacy Center received national recognition this month when Community Education Coordinator Brittnie Noble was spotlighted in the 2019 Darkness to Light Impact Report.  Noble was one of five facilitators across the nation that Darkness to Light recognized. Darkness to Light is a nationwide initiative designed to educate adults how to protect children from child sexual abuse and what ... Read more

Gassaway Homecoming is TODAY!

Gassaway Homecoming is this Saturday. All food will be outside this year due to Covid 19. Organizers do plan to have food all day.  The parade will be at 1:00pm. Music will be starting at 10:00am and going all day. Among the changes this year, a craft fair will be held in conjunction with homecoming this ... Read more

Governor Announces Plan for State’s Budget

Gov. Bill Lee’s administration today outlined new spending plans for state government that reflect significant revenue reductions due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley presented state lawmakers with the revised budget plans for the current fiscal year, as well as FY 2020-21, which begins July 1, 2020, ... Read more

Tradition of Free Fishing Day Continues

Tennessee’s 2020 Free Fishing Day will go on as scheduled. The day is set for Saturday, June 6 when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try ... Read more