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Department of Health Offering Third Dose of Vaccine

The Tennessee Department of Health is acting upon recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding an additional dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals.    On August 13, the CDC accepted ACIP recommendations for an additional dose of the ... Read more

Shelbyville Man Arrested, Charged In TBI Shooting Case

Authorities have arrested and charged a Shelbyville man in connection to the shooting of a woman on Friday morning. At the request of 17th District Attorney General Rob Carter, TBI Agents began investigating Friday morning’s shooting in the 200 block of Temple Ford Road in Shelbyville. During the investigation, agents developed information leading to Samuel ... Read more

Education Commissioner Releases Spring 2021 TCAP Results

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced the Spring 2021 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) state-level results. This is the first set of state-level data related to student academic achievement available since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. “These results show that COVID-19 has disrupted learning in every school district in ... Read more

National Farmers Market Week: LOCAL IS BETTER

Summer brings fresh produce and Tennessee will highlight peak season during National Farmers Market Week Aug. 1-7, 2021. “Farmers markets offer a variety of fresh, healthy, and delicious products,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “Supporting local growers benefits the local economy, the grower and producer, as well as the consumer since produce travels a ... Read more

Cannon County is one of 54 Counties to Receive a ThreeStar Grant

The Department of Economic and Community Development has announced that 54 counties will receive ThreeStar grants. Cannon County is one of the counties. In total, TNECD is awarding $2.4 million in funding to Tennessee communities through this round of the ThreeStar grant program. The funding will be used for a variety of local community development ... Read more

25 Years on the Road for the AG Tag

Tennessee’s Ag Tag license plate hit the streets 25 years ago and thanks to citizens who support agriculture in this way, 2021 has been a record-breaking year. For this fiscal year, sales of the specialty license plate raised $487,000 to support Tennessee’s agricultural community with a focus on agricultural development and youth. The Ag Tag ... Read more

Tax-Free Holiday Coming This Weekend

Get ready to save on back to school and other items this weekend, during Tennessee’s tax-free holiday weekend. The details of the this sales tax holiday and two others are as follows: Clothing, School Supplies, and Computers: Friday, July 30 – Sunday, August 1, 2021: During this weekend holiday, clothing priced under $100, school supplies ... Read more

State Veterinarian Alerts Horse Owners to Cases of Potomac Horse Fever in Tennessee

Tennessee’s state veterinarian confirms four horses in Tennessee have now tested positive for Potomac Horse Fever (PHF). Cases in Hawkins, Robertson, and Sullivan counties are in addition to the Wilson County case announced earlier this month where a horse was diagnosed with PHF and had to be euthanized. State veterinarians say the disease can be ... Read more

We Care Cannon This Sunday

Students in kindergarten, elementary school and high school in Cannon County will receive school supplies and other items this Sunday afternoon during the back-to-school We Care Cannon event. The event will be at Woodbury Grammar School. Special education students can enter the school at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. All other students can come at 2:00. Tour ... Read more