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TDOE Releases Newly Designed 2019-20 State Report Card

The Tennessee Department of Education has released the newly designed 2019-20 State Report Card, an annual online report that provides access to important data and information about each school and district in Tennessee.  The purpose of the State Report Card is to provide stakeholders with information about how schools and districts are performing and meeting the needs of students. To view the ... Read more

State Announces Loan of $800,000 for Improvements to Woodbury Water System

Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers today announced a State Revolving Fund loan of $800,000 for the town of Woodbury to improve water infrastructure. The loan is one of two approved by the Tennessee Local Development Authority, with funds for Woodbury and Cleveland totaling $10.8 million.  ... Read more

Use The Right Seat for Your Child in the Car

September 21 – 26, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) promotes National Child Passenger Safety Week to help parents ensure their children ride as safely as possible. Every day in America, millions of parents travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages ... Read more

American Legion Sons Squadron 279 Receives National Recognition

Commander James E. (Butch) Stone,  The Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279,  Sons Squadron 279 in Woodbury, received the 2020 Citation of Achievement from   James W. Oxford,  National Commander, The American Legion;   and Clint D. Bolt,  National Commander, Sons of The American Legion.   For recognition of outstanding endeavors in the accomplishments of a current membership strength as ... Read more

Cannon County Graduation Rate Rises

Tennessee Department of Education and Cannon County Schools Releases 2019-20 Graduation Rate Data – Cannon County High School Rate Rises This week, the Tennessee Department of Education released the graduation rate for the 2019-20 school year. Of the 2019-20 cohort, over a third of districts improved their graduation rates and 89.6 percent graduated on time with a regular diploma, a slight dip (0.1 percent) compared ... Read more

Tennessee Launches New Initiatives for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group today announced three new initiatives to enhance the well-being and quality of life of Tennesseans in long-term health care facilities. These efforts include expanding options for visitation, relaxing restrictions for resident interactions within LTCFs and the formation of the Tennessee COVID-19 Long-Term Care Task Force. ... Read more

Mentors Needed for Class of 2021

Cannon County Director of Schools issued the following request for residents to consider serving as a mentor for a member of the Class of 2021. tnAchieves needs volunteers to serve as mentors for the Class of 2021! tnAchieves mentors serve their community virtually, working with local students to support them during the college-going process. TN ... Read more

Tennessee Sends Resources to Louisiana for Hurricane Sally Relief

The State of Tennessee has deployed urban search and rescue resources to Louisiana today to support emergency officials readying for life-safety impacts from Hurricane Sally. Governor Lee, reflecting on Tennessee’s reputation as the Volunteer State, said, “We are proud to serve our neighboring states and provide support during this challenging time.” The Tennessee Emergency Management ... Read more

Coffee County Incident Claims Lives

An incident Sunday in Coffee County set in motion a chain of events resulting in death and injury. In a media conference, the TBI explained what they know so far; The incident started this morning, at approximately 9:30 am when a subject, identified as Dangelo Dorsey, opened fire inside a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate ... Read more

Deadline Approaching for Tennessee Business Relief Funds

Time is running out to certify for relief payments from the Tennessee Business Relief Program. Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds have been set aside to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The deadline to certify for a relief payment is Sept. 25, 2020. Payments range from $2,500 to $30,000, depending on the amount ... Read more