Vanderbilt to Build Hospital in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved an additional health care facility in neighboring Rutherford County. Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s request to build a 42-bed hospital on Veterans Parkway near I-840 in Murfreesboro was granted approval. A similar application for a proposed Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital was considered by the agency in August 2020, but was denied ... Read more

Salary Increase for Tennessee Correctional Officers Announced

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a competitive 37% salary increase for new Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) correctional officers amid nationwide staffing challenges, effective Dec. 16. “As we face staffing shortages across the country, rewarding officers with competitive pay will ensure we recruit and retain the most highly qualified individuals in our workforce,” said ... Read more

Guidelines for Determining School Closings in Cannon County

Director of Cannon County Schools, William Freddy Curtis gives vital information to Parents, Grandparents, and Community Members regarding School Closings, Delays, and Helpful Information regarding Cannon County Schools. The determination of School Closings or Delays is based on a number of factors.   1. Actual Road Conditions – What is happening NOW. When there is a threat ... Read more

Governor Signs Executive Order for Severe Weather Relief

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 94 to provide operational flexibilities for counties affected by tornadoes and severe weather in Northwest and Middle Tennessee on December 10-11. “The impact of severe weather in Tennessee and our neighboring states has been devastating,” said Gov. Lee. “We remain committed to providing the necessary resources to ... Read more

Tennesseans Invited to Submit Public Comment for a New Public School Funding Formula

In anticipation of further upcoming conversations around a student-based funding formula for Tennessee’s public schools, and as the department launches its School Funding Ambassadors opportunity available to any interested Tennessean, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to e-mail their priorities for a student-centered public education funding strategy to  After Governor Bill Lee announced in October that the state would review its public school funding formula, hundreds of Tennesseans indicated they ... Read more

Department of Education Announces Winter Literacy Campaign for Tennessee Families

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the launch of a Reading 360 winter family literacy campaign— S.I.M.P.L.E. Moments At Home, Reading with Riley the Raccoon. Throughout the winter months, the department will be sharing on social media ways families can continue learning at home over the winter break and how they can create special sounds-first reading moments with their children. Follow #ReadLikeRiley on social media for regular updates. The S.I.M.P.L.E. Moments at-home literacy campaign will use a ... Read more

Gerald Melton Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

Gerald L. Melton, Public Defender for the 16th Judicial District, has officially announced hiscandidacy for re-election.The 16th Judicial District is comprised of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. He will be acandidate in the Republican Primary to be held in May of 2022. The Public Defender is responsible for representing indigent persons who are accused of committing ... Read more

TN Farm Bureau Federation Elects New President

The 100th annual meeting of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation symbolized not only a milestone for the organization, but also a turn of leadership at the helm of the nation’s largest state Farm Bureau. During the annual business session, grassroots delegates from across the state unanimously elected Humphreys County farmer Eric Mayberry as the ninth ... Read more

Sanders Announces Association with Bond Mortgage

Bond Mortgage has announced their newest Loan Originator, Nathan Sanders, has dedicated his personal and professional life to servanthood. He proudly resides in Cannon County where he has been fortunate to serve as a member of the Woodbury Lions Club, Cannon County School Board, The Arts Center of Cannon County, United Way of Rutherford and ... Read more

18 Needy Families Need Secret Santas!

“The Child Advocacy Centers in Woodbury and Murfreesboro have made Christmas magical for thousands of needy child abuse victims over the last 21 years,” said director Sharon De Boer.  Every year, 60-75 families have been sponsored,”  “2021 is the first year that the CAC has struggled to find Secret Santas to sponsor needy families,” continued ... Read more