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Flu Claims Two In State

Flu has claimed the lives of two children in the state this season.  The state health department reports one child died in Middle Tennessee and one child in East Tennessee.  Youth and the elderly are most likely to be at risk from the flu. Health officials indicate that it is never too late to have ... Read more

Commissioners Review Options for Adams Office Building

Solving outstanding issues with the Adams Office building dominated the bulk of Saturday’s meeting of the Cannon County Commission.  The county is facing a deadline of May 19th for completing the repairs on the building or facing action from the state.  The action would involve eviction for tenants of the building. At the request of ... Read more

Changes Announced at Middle Tennessee Natural Gas

The New Year brought new leadership to Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, as Jim Hodges retired and turned over the duties of Executive Vice President & CEO to Mike Davidson.  Davidson comes to the District after an extended career with the City of Cookeville, Tennessee. Davidson served as Cookeville City Manager from March 2015 ... Read more

Free Radon Test Available

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is offering free radon test kits for Tennesseans to test their homes in January. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed the month as “Radon Action Month.” Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and it is the No. 1 cause of lung ... Read more

Post Holiday Basketball Returns Tonight!

Cannon County Schools will return Monday from the holiday break, regular season basketball action resumes tonight and tomorrow. Tonight Cannon County will host Cascade, Lionettes tip off at 6pm followed by the Lions at 7:30.  Tomorrow night Cannon will host Warren County. If you can’t be part of the home crowd at Robert A. Harris ... Read more

And The Rain Returns

From the National Weather Service: This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Middle Tennessee. Today and Tonight A Flood Watch is in effect for Cannon County and all but far northwest Middle Tennessee this afternoon through Friday afternoon. Rain will spread over the area this morning, with the rain becoming heavy at times this ... Read more

New Year, New Laws

A host of new laws are in effect as Tennessee starts the first business day of the new year. One of the most discussed is a measure that allows applicants to obtain a gun permit via online training. The previous law required in person training on the use of a firearm. Another new law allows ... Read more

Social Security Earning to Increase in 2020

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will increase Social Security benefits by 1.6 percent in 2020, an average of about $24 per month for individuals, the Social Security Administration. The increase for 2020 is notably less than the 2.8 percent bump received this year, but higher than the average over the past decade (1.4 percent). ... Read more

Rutherford Woman Facing TennCare Fraud Charges

A Rutherford County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services in an indictment alleging that she falsely reported her income to receive TennCare benefits. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of 40-year old Tonya S. Bowman of Murfreesboro.   Authorities say Bowman ... Read more

Auburntown Responds to Holiday Riders

The first responders of the Auburntown Volunteer Fire Department started the year by responding to a motorcycle crash on Auburntown Road. It happened in the curves just before the bridge. The driver, who was part of an out-of-town group, suffered only minor injuries. However, fire department members remind the public to drive carefully, and watch ... Read more