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Two Cannon County Board of Education Members Resign

Two Members of the Cannon County Board of Education have submitted letters of resignation to Chairman Javin Fann and Director of Cannon County Schools William F. Curtis.  Resigning are District 2 School Board Member Travis Turney and District 5 School Board Member Brian Elrod. 2nd District School Board Member Travis Turney was elected to the Cannon ... Read more

Livestock and Pet Owners Should Be Aware of Tick Season

Tick season is in full swing, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) wants citizens to be aware of the potential harm to animals. Specifically, livestock owners and pet owners should be aware of the Asian longhorned tick (ALT) which appears to be spreading across the state. White and Grainger Counties have joined the list ... Read more

Ensure Your Family Is Fully Immunized

As children head into a new school year, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist! During National Immunization Awareness Month this August, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages parents and caregivers to talk with your doctor, nurse or other health care professional to ensure everyone in your family is up to date ... Read more

Schools Request Takes A Slow Walk to Ballot

The path of projects involving the County Commission and the Board of Education is proving to be a slow walk.  The commission has capped funding for schools. In order to maintain a system of seven schools, six elementary schools and one high school, will be a losing battle for the board of education.  Members of ... Read more

Tennessee Department Of Education and Trevecca Release Parent Resource on Remote Learning Tools

The Tennessee Department of Education and Trevecca University announced a new resource, Bridging the Distance: Family Remote Learning, which is specially designed to help families navigate remote learning and better understand the common tools and programs used by educators.  This completely free resource features “Remote Learning 101” modules that will help families learn the same tools our educators use for remote instruction. These short, accessible videos from experts will help families understand ... Read more

Primary Day Results for Cannon

Primary day in Cannon County and the results held few surprises for a ballot that contained many uncontested races. The United States Senate race that will determine the successor to the seat currently held by Lamar Alexander.  On the Republican side of the ballot, Dr. Manny Sethi won Cannon County over Bill Haggerty by a ... Read more

COVID-19 Funding for Cannon County Now Over 44-Million Dollars

Tennessee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group is making information available about federal stimulus money distributed in Tennessee. An interactive site allows citizens to explore county-specific information about stimulus funds sent to Tennessee. The site tracks the allocation of $13.18 billion of federal COVID-19 emergency stimulus and relief funding statewide as of the current date and will ... Read more

Gov. Lee Calls Special Session for the Tennessee General Assembly

Governor Bill Lee has called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10, 2020 for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds. “As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a ... Read more

Farmers Markets Remain A Safe Source For Fresh, Local Foods

Farmers markets throughout Tennessee have worked diligently to connect producers of fresh, local foods to consumers safely. From visiting a new market to lighting up the night in Nashville, there are many ways to celebrate farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week August 2nd – 8th. “Tennessee’s farmers markets have not wavered in providing fresh, ... Read more

Gov. Lee Signs Executive Order to Allow Contact Sports, Extend Local Authority for Mask Requirements

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 55, allowing the resumption of contact sports and extending local authority to require masks, among other provisions. “Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Gov. Lee. ... Read more