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Area Judge Retains Counsel Over Campaign Mailer

An area judge seeking re-election has retained counsel to represent him, based on wording in a campaign flyer sent to voters by the campaign of his opponent. Judge Barry Tidwell’s attorney denies wording in the flyer suggesting he allowed a convicted child rapist to reside in the same home as an 11-year-old child. Attorney Brad ... Read more

Cannon County Graduate Completes Basic Training in Air Force

United States Air Force Airman Jacob W. Parrish from Woodbury has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic ... Read more

Unemployment Rate Across State Low, Slight Increase At Home

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today released the March 2018 unemployment rates for each county in Tennessee.  The newest statistics highlighted improved rates during March for the majority of the state’s counties.   Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates when compared to February 2018.  The rates in nine counties ... Read more

New Appointment for Senator Mark Pody

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) has been appointed to lead a key joint Senate / House of Representatives Subcommittee in the Tennessee General Assembly.  Pody has been appointed Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee.  The subcommittee hears all rules and regulations promulgated by departments, commissions, boards, agencies or ... Read more

New Appointment for Senator Mark Pody

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) has been appointed to lead a key joint Senate / House of Representatives Subcommittee in the Tennessee General Assembly.  Pody has been appointed Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee.  The subcommittee hears all rules and regulations promulgated by departments, commissions, boards, agencies or ... Read more

TBI Releases Annual Crime Report

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year.The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated crime reporting ... Read more

Cannon Department of Health Holds Open House With Visit from Commissioner

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH will join other state and local officials Tuesday, April 24 at the open house at the new Cannon County Health Department and Community Health Center in Woodbury. The Cannon County Health Department received $750,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and ... Read more

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINS NEAR HISTORIC LOWS

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the March 2018 statewide unemployment rate for Tennessee remained near historic lows and matched the revised rate from the previous month.   The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for March was 3.4 percent, which mirrored the revised rate for February ... Read more

“Joint Operation” Veterans Event in Cookeville April 20

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) will participate in “Joint Operation,” a free event to provide veterans and their families with a one-stop shop to access local resources and services. The outreach, which will occur Friday, April 20, 2018 at Life Church in Cookeville, was organized by the office of U.S. Senator Bob ... Read more

Hometown Heroes Walk Scheduled for April 20

Five Hometown Heroes will be honored at the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children, said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.   The awards will be presented at Murfreesboro Civic Plaza on Friday, April 20 at 11:45 a.m. before the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.  The awards will be a surprise for each of the recipients ... Read more