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39 Died In Cannon In 2017

Tennessee Department of Health statistics indicate that 1,268 individuals died from an opioid overdose in 2017. Of that number, 39 occurred in Cannon County. Thirty-nine parents, children, partners, siblings, and friends missing from our community. As these numbers continue to increase annually, the ripple effect being felt by the youngest members of our state and ... Read more

General Election Day Is Here

Tennesseans will head to the polls across the state Tuesday to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters in the state will decide our next governor and a seat in the United States Senate as well as numerous seats in the state senate and house.1,378,840 Tennesseans voted in person or absentee during the two-week ... Read more

Sales Tax Collection Slightly Off for June

Falling in line with May’s collection report, many counties in the Upper Cumberland saw little change compared to the previous month; reporting so-so sales tax collections for the month of June according to the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. Some counties, such as Pickett (32.5), Overton (17.1), and Smith (15.8), reported double-digit percentage gains in sales tax ... Read more

11 Percent of All Tennesseeans Has Diabetes

National Diabetes Month starts this week, and more than 1 in 10 Tennesseans is diabetic.  At 11 percent, the state has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   While diabetes can affect people of all age groups, experts are particularly concerned ... Read more

Do More Than Change Your Clock This Weekend

The fire departments of Cannon County and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds everyone to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting their clocks back one hour Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at 2 a.m. (CDT) when daylight saving time ends.  “Smoke alarms have proven to save lives in the event ... Read more

Coffee County Man Faces Multiple TennCare Fraud Charges

A Coffee County man is charged with using another person’s identity in order to obtain controlled prescription drugs.  The Office of Inspector General (OIG) with the assistance Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office yesterday announced the arrest of Terry Wayne Holliday, Jr., 39, of Manchester. A Coffee County indictment accuses him of nine counts of obtaining a ... Read more

West Nile Virus in Horses in East Tennessee

The state veterinarian has announced five new cases of horses sickened by West Nile Virus (WNV) in East Tennessee.  Two horses in Washington County recently tested positive for WNV. Bradley, Cumberland, and Sullivan Counties are reporting one case in each county.  Sick horses cannot directly infect people with WNV.   Mosquitoes and other biting insects ... Read more

19 Days of Activism Begins

Every 25 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal and 8.7 million children nationwide have a parent who suffers from a substance use disorder according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Children’s exposure to their parents drug use is impacting children across the nation. Here in Cannon and Rutherford Counties the number of ... Read more

Auto Crash During Funeral Case Has Day in Court

An unusual case was heard in court yesterday. According to our news partner, WKRN, A driver whoplowed into a man and a truck in the middle of a funeral procession says it was an accident. Ashley Beasley pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence and simple possession of marijuana. That might not have happened if ... Read more

Grand Re-Opening at McDonalds

The Golden Arches will showcase an upscale look and cutting-edge technology at the grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the McDonald’s in Woodbury. The community is invited to celebrate on Tuesday, October 30 at the 101 East Main Street restaurant location.   “We could not be more excited to open the doors of the renovated McDonald’s,” ... Read more