Additional Judge Named for 16th District

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Darrell L. Scarlett of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court judge for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. The appointment fills a new trial court judgeship established this year by the Tennessee General Assembly.  According to Governor Haslam, “We are fortunate to have someone with Darrell Scarlett’s ... Read more

4 H Chick Chain Crew Gain Honors

The 4-H Chick Chain project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Congratulations to the Black Sex-Link Grand Champion winner from Cannon County High School, Abigail Buchanan, and Red Sex-Link Grand Champion winner from Woodland Elementary School, Lukas Phillips.  Congratulations also to the Black Sex-Link Reserve Champion from ... Read more

Burn Permit Season Returns

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15.   “With the recent and forecasted rain, we expect favorable conditions for safe debris burning over the next ... Read more

Motley Named Employee of the Month

Mrs. Brenda Motley, Short Mountain School Educational Assistant and Interventionist, was named as “Employee of the Month” for October 2018 by Cannon County Schools. During the October Meeting of the Cannon County Board of Education on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, Mrs. Motley was recognized and presented a certificate by Cannon County Schools Director William F. ... Read more

Pody and Boyd Announce Grant from Secretary of State

State Senator Mark Pody and Representative Clark Boyd have announced that they have beeninformed by Secretary of State Tre Hargett that the Cannon County Archives will receive an archives development grant. The $2,500 grant will be used for a map cabinet and boxes for preservation, arrangement and description of historic records. Senator Pody said, “This ... Read more

Rutherford Law Officers and TBI Looking For Escaped Inmates

Two men are on the run following escape early Wednesday from the Rutherford County correction center.   A female deputy assaulted by two inmates during an escape was treated for minor injuries Wednesday at St. Thomas Rutherford and released, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.   Inmates Dewayne Halfacre, 43, of Lynchburg and Jonathan Cody Baxter, 28, of ... Read more

Schools To Benefit From Assistant Principals

The new assistant principal positions to serve three of Cannon County elementary schools have been announced.  Emily Hancock has been named as the Assistant Principal of Woodbury Grammar School.     Rick Meacham, Principal of Woodbury Grammar School stated, “It is my pleasure to announce that Emily Hancock has been selected for the new position of ... Read more

History Hayride is Expected To Be A Sellout!

It’s time to make online reservations now for the 13th Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park on Sat., Oct. 13th at scheduled times throughout the afternoon and evening. The cost is still $15 per person. It offers history, mystery and theater. This is not a Halloween themed event and is not for young ... Read more

Local Lineman Headed to Storm

Seven linemen and a mobile mechanic from Middle Tennessee Electric are on their way to Georgia to join efforts to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Michael.  The eight employee-volunteers and five trucks will depart from the electric cooperative’s Murfreesboro office at 8 a.m. Wednesday; their destination is Statesboro, Ga. to assist Excelsior Electric ... Read more

October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

While technological advances have made everyday tasks easier, they’ve also increased the vulnerability of consumers’ most sensitive personal data. Electronic financial accounts, healthcare information, and social media profiles can be exposed in just a few clicks by enterprising scammers. In recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and ... Read more