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Guidance on Reopening Houses of Worship

Today, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives released guidance for faith communities on gathering together in houses of worship. “Tennessee’s faith leaders have been incredibly innovative in finding alternative ways to worship that incorporate social distancing so they can continue to provide spiritual guidance, fellowship, and service to their neighbors during these challenging ... Read more

Bond Cases to be Heard Tuesday

The Cannon County General Sessions Court will open Tuesday May 5th for bond cases. A list of Courtroom Security Guidelines and procedures have been established and will be followed. Court security plans to limit human-to-human transmissions of the corona virus by keeping patrons 6 feet apart. Only attorneys, clients, and others directly involved with the ... Read more

One of TBI’s Most Wanted In Cannon County Jail

The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested Jack Leroy Garcia one of the most TBI’s most wanted. Department of Children Services opened an investigation on Jack Leroy Garcia earlier this year and shortly after that asked for assistance from the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department. A search of Garcia’s home ... Read more

Wednesday Briefing from Governor Lee

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Visit tn.gov/covid19 for up-to-date administrative action. Key Updates Widespread COVID-19 Testing Efforts President Trump announced this week that states should move to test 2% of their ... Read more

Key Updates from Governor’s Tuesday Briefing

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Visit tn.gov/covid19 for up-to-date administrative actions. Key Updates Executive Order 30 Executive Order 30 supersedes and repeals Executive Order Nos. 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, and ... Read more

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Possible for Self-Employed

The state of Tennessee began providing economic relief to thousands of self-employed individuals by paying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits made available to them through the federal government’s CARES Act. After building the system necessary to accommodate this new benefit, The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) began processing unemployment applications under PUA ... Read more

Governor Lee’s Monday Briefing on COVID-19

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Visit tn.gov/covid19 for up-to-date administrative actions. Key Updates The Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee Universal Guidance for Tennessee Businesses can be accessed here. Restaurant Industry Guidance can ... Read more

The Class of 2020 Will Drive In

Cannon County High School would like to announce that a very special unique and innovative Graduation Commencement Exercise for the Senior Class of 2020 will be held on Thursday, May 14th, 2020, contingent upon action by the Cannon County Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, 2020.  The plan ... Read more

Reports of Child Abuse Are Down

“Across the state of Tennessee calls handled by the child abuse hotline staff are down 30.4% from March 1 to April 18, 2020 compared to this same time period last year,” announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols. Department of Children’s Services works as a team with the Child Advocacy Center, local law ... Read more

Governor Lee’s Friday Briefing

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Key Updates The Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee Responsibly ... Read more