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Gov. Lee Announces $61 Million in Emergency Broadband Grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group today announced $61 million will be awarded in Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund grants to improve access to broadband internet across the state. The grants are funded through the State’s Coronavirus Relief Fund allotment from the federal government and distributed through the Tennessee Department of Economic ... Read more

Saturday is Free Hunting Day in Tennessee

Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 22 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves ... Read more

Football for the Lions Will Have to Wait Until Next Week

Area schools continue to respond to the threat of Covid 19.  The Cannon County Lions will have to wait at least one more week before the start of the 2020 season.  White County school officials informed Cannon County officials that they will forfeit their game scheduled with the Lions for this week. According to reports, ... Read more

Secretary of State Encourages Voters to Prepare Now to Vote in November Election

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to prepare now to vote in the presidential election on Nov. 3. Tennesseans should make sure their voter registration is up-to-date and make decisions about whether they will vote in-person or absentee by-mail if eligible. “We want every eligible Tennessean to be ready to vote in the ... Read more

DTC Communications Announce Plans for Annual Meeting

DeKalb Telephone Cooperative, Inc. d/b/a DTC Communications will host its annual meeting on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria. DTC members will see changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility will follow the recommendations from the Tennessee Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control in addressing social distancing ... Read more

Wheel Tax Question Approved for November Ballot

During the last meeting of the Cannon County Commission, commissioners asked the Board of Education members to review and submit a simpler explanation of their wheel tax referendum for the November ballot.  A revised question for the ballot was approved by the Board and submitted to the Commission. In the recessed meeting of the Commission ... Read more

Gov. Lee Announces Expanded Small Business Relief; New Relief Programs for Agriculture, Tourism, and Workforce Development

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced today new and expanded financial relief programs for small businesses, agribusinesses, displaced workers, and the tourism industry through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The Tennessee Small Business Relief Program will expand to include additional industries adversely impacted by reductions in commercial activity in ... Read more

Two Cannon County Board of Education Members Resign

Two Members of the Cannon County Board of Education have submitted letters of resignation to Chairman Javin Fann and Director of Cannon County Schools William F. Curtis.  Resigning are District 2 School Board Member Travis Turney and District 5 School Board Member Brian Elrod. 2nd District School Board Member Travis Turney was elected to the Cannon ... Read more

Livestock and Pet Owners Should Be Aware of Tick Season

Tick season is in full swing, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) wants citizens to be aware of the potential harm to animals. Specifically, livestock owners and pet owners should be aware of the Asian longhorned tick (ALT) which appears to be spreading across the state. White and Grainger Counties have joined the list ... Read more

Ensure Your Family Is Fully Immunized

As children head into a new school year, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist! During National Immunization Awareness Month this August, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages parents and caregivers to talk with your doctor, nurse or other health care professional to ensure everyone in your family is up to date ... Read more