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Distracted Driving Costs Lives, Raises Insurance Premiums

With the start of national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges Tennessee drivers to “Put It In Park” and commit to safer driving habits by putting away their smart phones, cellular devices, and any distraction that could take a driver’s attention away from the road.  While ... Read more

New Football Coach Announced for Cannon County High School

Cannon County native Matthew Daniel was announced this morning as Economics/Personal Finance Teacher and Head Football Coach at Cannon County High School for the 2018-2019 School Year.  Director of Schools William F. Curtis said, “Mathew is an outstanding and award-winning teacher, a person of excellent character, and a very good high school football coach.”  He ... Read more

Endorsement in Judge’s Race

Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ former top crime fighter, District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, recently made his choice in the race for Circuit Court Judge.Today, the former long-time and universally respected District Attorney publically endorsed Republican candidate for Circuit Court Judge Nathan Nichols. Nichols will be on the May 1, 2018 Republican Primary ballot. Nichols served ... Read more

April Meeting of Mayor and Board of Alderman

Mostly routine business filled the April meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman for the Town of Woodbury. Bob DeWinter has been serving as interim Fire Chief for the past several months. He accepted the position as Fire Chief for the Town of Woodbury, the change occurred following a unanimous vote from the board. Alderman ... Read more

Report Released On Law Enforcement Deaths in Tennessee

Law enforcement personnel in Cannon County are lucky to be absent from a new statewide report. For the first time, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths in the state.The report, released in accordance to the requirements set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated § 38-10-102, uses established definitions ... Read more

Full Slate Of Local Sports Programs Playing Today

Final full month of the high school spring sports schedule finds the Cannon County Lionettes Softball opening the week in the first of three district games.  Today the Lionettes will host rival Dekalb County in a 4:30 start.  The Cannon County Lions boys baseball team travels to Gainesboro to meet Jackson County with the first ... Read more

Area Law Enforcement To Crack Down On Distracted Driving

From today till Thursday, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will partner with local law enforcement for Tennessee’s third statewide bus tour to crack down on distractive driving.  The initiative supports Tennessee’s mission to Drive to Zero a multi agency collaboration to decrease traffic fatalities statewide.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol will ... Read more