TDOT Prepared for Winter Weather

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing for travel impacts from an approaching winter weather system that is forecasted to bring ice and heavy snow to large portions of the state, especially in middle and west Tennessee. TDOT urges drivers to be alert to changing weather conditions, and based on information from the National Weather ... Read more

Post Season Basketball Begins Monday

The post season for District 8 AA basketball teams will begin Monday. In the girls schedule, 8th seed Cannon County will travel to Wilson County to play 5th seed Watertown at 7pm Monday night. In the boys schedule, 5th seed Cannon County will host 8th seed Macon County on Tuesday night at 7pm. Cannon County ... Read more

Governor’s Budget Could Make Grants Available to Towns and Counties

Gov. Bill Lee included “Local Government Recovery and Rebuilding Direct Appropriation Grant” allocations in his Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget proposal. If approved, the grant could bring almost $742,000.00 to our county. Funds will be available after August 1, 2021.  The grants are one-time funding and are to be used exclusively for one-time expenses as opposed to annually recurring ... Read more

Gov. Lee Delivers 3rd State of the State Address

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his third State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly. In addition to outlining budget and legislative priorities, the governor provided an accounting of Tennessee’s COVID-19 response and continued economic recovery.  Budget Breakdown An overview of the proposed ... Read more

USDA NRCS in Tennessee Announces Application Deadline for FY2021 Conservation Stewardship Program-Classic

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging Tennessee agricultural producers who want to enhance current conservation effort to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)-Classic, formerly known as CSP-General. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is a great opportunity for Tennessee producers and foresters to maintain and build on their existing ... Read more

AAA: Tennseess Gas Prices Remain Stable

For the first time in four weeks, gas prices across the state held steady instead of increasing. Gas prices in Tennessee, on average, are the same as last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.23 which is nearly 12 cents more than one month ago and nearly four cents more than one year ago.  “Even though gas prices held steady across ... Read more

Tennessee to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination of Adults Age 70 and Older

Tennessee will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Tennesseans aged 70 and older this week as the state has begun receiving increased allocations of COVID-19 vaccines. Tennesseans aged 70 and up may begin registering for COVID-19 vaccination tomorrow, Feb. 2. Tennesseans can find information on the phases eligible for vaccination in their county and, when eligible, ... Read more

December Jobless Numbers Up Slightly Across Tennessee

The latest jobless numbers show unemployment increased in each of Tennessee’s counties during December 2020, according to new data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). There were six counties with an unemployment rate of less than 5% in December, 88 counties had rates greater than or equal to 5%, and one ... Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites To Expand

The Tennessee Department of Health is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination with a particular focus on rural and underserved areas. TDH is partnering with pharmacies and community health clinics to add more than 100 new vaccination sites across the state. Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan remains focused on equity to ensure those with limited access to ... Read more

Restrictions on Sports Events Will Change February 1st.

In an announcement today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will soon lift the restrictions on sporting events contained in Executive Order No. 74. “The guidance and rules of local education agencies and the TSSAA remain in place but Executive Order 74 will be suspended effective Monday, February 1,” Governor Lee said in a ... Read more