Federal ID Begins in One Year

The REAL ID Act goes into effect on October 1, 2020. By then, all persons must have a REAL ID license for boarding commercial flights within the United States, accessing certain federal facilities, and entering nuclear facilities and military bases.  The REAL ID Act of 2005 established minimum security standards for license issuance and production ... Read more

Deadline for Ag Enhancement Nearing

Beef or dairy producers with at least 30 heard of cattle are eligible for Tennessee Ag Enhancement cost share. This new program focuses on improving the whole herd health and reputation of Tennessee cattle by encouraging producers to develop a preventative vaccination protocol for their cattle operation. A herd health protocol helps to safeguard against ... Read more

Grants to Assist Local Law Enforcement

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has announced $23 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2019-2020 Federal Fiscal Year. Three of those grants affect Cannon County. The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department will receive $10,000 for alcohol and impaired driver enforcement. The Woodbury Police ... Read more

Decreases Seen Across Most Major Economic Sectors in Tennessee

Tennessee exporters suffered a tough second quarter almost across the board, particularly in auto sales, according to the latest “Global Commerce” trade report from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center. Report author Steven Livingston, a professor of political science and international relations at MTSU, said only the medical sector posted strong gains. Livingston said the ... Read more

Lions Club Continue Tradition of Sight Services

The Woodbury Lions Club has been serving the community of Cannon County since its beginning in 1935.  When Helen Keller spoke at a Lions Club International Convention in 1925, Lions took her challenge of being the Knights of Sight and make it one of the primary missions.  Lions around the world, screen eyes, help indigent ... Read more

Update on Firearm Investigation

Cannon County Schools Officials received information on Wednesday Evening, September 25th, about a possible firearm brought to Woodland School on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.  Law Enforcement Officials investigated and have determined that NO actual gun was brought to Woodland School.  However, the investigation is continuing and school policies will be adhered to and followed regarding ... Read more

Patterson Finalist In Tennessee’s Supervisor of the Year

Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Penny Schwinn announced the nine finalists for the 2019-20 Tennessee Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards today. The finalists represent each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division (West, Middle and East). “Strong leadership is vital to the ... Read more

History Hayride Returns

Middle Tennessee history will step into life during a history hayride at Edgar Evins State Park on October 12. Participants will take a hayride through the park while making stops and meeting costumed characters portraying some of the people who made history in this part of the state. The event, which always sells out, takes ... Read more

Projects Meet Mixed Results at Zoning and Planning Meetings

The Board of Zoning Appeals was called to review a “Special Exception Request” for a duplex within the R-1, Residential District..  The request was made by Myra McCarthy who proposes to convert a house into a duplex at 401 West Colonial Street.  Ms. McCarthy originally made the request at a previous planning meeting. Ms. McCarthy ... Read more