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Emergency Conservation Program Sign Up Period Open

Donny Green, County Executive Director of the DeKalb-Cannon County Farm Service Agency, announces due toMarch 29, 2020 straight-line wind damages in portions of DeKalb and Cannon counties,  the DeKalb-Cannon County Farm Service Agency has been authorized to implement a signup period for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). “Although we have been authorized to accept applications ... Read more

Murfreesboro’s Hometown Heroes Walk for Children Cancelled

The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 has been cancelled. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland, and Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron have issued mandatory stay at home orders and requested that large gatherings be cancelled. In Tennessee and in other states across the nation, the public ... Read more

Governor Signs Executive Order 28

Steps continue to adjust deadlines and regulations to make the Stay at Home guideline easier to handle. Today, Gov. Lee signed Executive Order 28 to amend Executive Order 15 and remove additional regulatory barriers to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19. The order’s provisions include, among others: Extending until October 1 the July 1 ... Read more

Labor Hopes Staggered Schedule Will Help Claimants

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development moves to a staggered schedule for unemployment claimants completing their weekly certifications. This change will spread out the number of people certifying over three days, creating a more responsive experience for claimants using Jobs4TN.gov.                        More than ... Read more

Committee to Plan Road to Recovery

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the creation of the Stimulus Financial Accountability Group to ensure proper fiscal management of stimulus funds received by the state through the Coronavirus Relief Fund created by the CARES Act. The State of Tennessee projects a distribution of approximately $2.3 billion from the Fund. “The CARES Act has given ... Read more

Members of Economic Recovery Group Announced

Gov. Lee has appointed Department of Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell to oversee the Economic Recovery Group who will work in coordination with several state departments, legislative leadership, local mayors, health care professionals, and representatives of impacted industries to develop a strategy to safely reboot the state economy. The state will create industry-specific guidance so ... Read more

Ag Updates from the Extension Agent

Agriculture news and notes from County Agent Bruce Steelman – UT Extension Service. Staying Healthy- I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy and adjusting to the “new normal”. For those of us in Extension, whose job it is to plan and conduct educational events and dealing with many people in a day, these ... Read more

Governor Bill Lee’s Wednesday Media 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 School Closure Gov. Lee has ... Read more

Cannon County Schools to Close Through End of School Year

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has “officially recommended all public schools remain closed until the End of the School Year 2019-2020” in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Lee made the recommendation during his daily update on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. He originally asked that schools remain closed through March 31, 2020, then revised it on ... Read more

Local Producers Looking for Local Consumers

County Agent Bruce Steelman has asked us to make you aware of the following Local Producers in Cannon County Alanna Vaught – Dorper lambs for slaughter. Scheduled for kill in a couple of weeks. Lambs are weighing between 90-120 lbs. I will haul to processor. Price $2.50 a pound. You pick up meat and pay ... Read more