DeKalb Jail Will Be Recertified

The DeKalb County Jail and Annex will be recertified for another year. DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray reported to the county commission Thursday night that the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) has granted recertification now that the county has agreed to seek a partnership with TCI and the County Technical Advisory Service (CTAS) in developing a ... Read more

Two Tuesdays this Week (in Woodbury)

This week the Town of Woodbury made a schedule change in order for employees to enjoy Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day. Director of Public Works Shane Gannon reports that the Christmas holiday schedule change caught a few people unaware. The sanitation department ran the Tuesday route on Monday this week.  For those who ... Read more

Students Express Christmas Spirit With Books

Cannon County High School students recently used their skills and talents to wish their fellow students, faculty, and staff a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  CCHS Library Helpers under the supervision of CCHS Librarian Mrs. Lynda Martin, constructed a “Christmas tree” made entirely of books from the CCHS Library. CCHS Librarian Mrs. Lynda ... Read more

Not Too Late For (Free) Flu Shot

The flu vaccine is now being offered at no charge to patients at Tennessee’s county health department clinics as long as supplies last. Seasonal influenza is now widespread across Tennessee, but it’s not too late to get a flu shot!  ‘’I urge anyone who has not received a flu shot this flu season to get ... Read more

Lane Closures Halted for Holidays

 Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 12:00 p.m. ... Read more

Lionettes and Lions Advance

A lot of basketball action is underway at the Smoky Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg and the teams from Cannon County are in the action. Yesterday the Lionettes defeated George Wythe of Virginia by a score of 70 to 44. In the boys game Cannon won over Kentucky’s Bath County, 53 to 51. Today the Lions ... Read more

Applications Sought for 16th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for the position currently held by the Honorable Royce Taylor. Judge Taylor will retire on March 3, 2020. He currently serves the Circuit Court’s 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon Counties. Qualified applicants must be licensed attorneys who are at least 30 years of age, ... Read more

Statewide Unemployment Drops Slightly in November

More Tennesseans took home paychecks in November, leading to a slight drop in statewide unemployment. New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows a 0.1 of a percentage point decrease in unemployment when compared to the previous month, setting the new rate at 3.3 percent. The current seasonally adjusted rate ... Read more

Lionettes and Lions To See Action at Classic

Cannon County’s prep basketball teams are in Gatlinburg for three days of tournament play in the Smoky Mountain Classic.  In the girl’s bracket, teams from North Greene and host Gatlinburg-Pittman, Tennessee, Travelers Rest South Carolina, Saltillo, Mississippi, Southwestern and Pikeville, Kentucky.  Cannon County will play Virginia’s George Wythe today at 12 o’clock. In the boy’s ... Read more

Judge Taylor Honored by Cannon Officials and Legal Community

Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor notified Governor Bill Lee earlier this year on his decision to retire.  Yesterday the legal community and courthouse staff honored Judge Taylor with a reception honoring his service to the people of Cannon County.  Taylor’s retirement will be March 2nd, 2020.  However, Monday was the last day Judge Taylor was ... Read more