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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Tennessee women, with approximately 5,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in the state. The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans during Breast Cancer Awareness Month that early detection through regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of ... Read more

TWRA Announce Youth Deer Hunts

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2018-19 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 27-28.Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment. Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to ... Read more

By-Law Charnges Underway at UCHRA and UCDD

With ten of the 14 Upper Cumberland counties represented, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) board members Wednesday voted to changetheir bylaws and share a chairman and vice-chairman with the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) according to the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. Before this action can become official, the UCDD full board will have to ... Read more

Unemployment Rate Continues to Remain Low

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner BurnsPhillips have released new labor statistics that showed unemployment across Tennessee continued at near-historic low levels in September. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in September mirrored the August 2018 rate and is just 0.3 of a percentage point ... Read more

Overheading Breaker Brings First Responders

Shortly after 5pm yesterday, Woodbury Fire and Police personal responded to a suspected house fire onWest Colonial Street in Woodbury. According to Woodbury Police Chief Lowell Womack, the home was filled with smoke upon arrival of first responders. Early reports indicate the smoke was generally centered around the electrical breaker box in the home. Residents ... Read more

Not Everyone Will Be Out on Halloween

Not everyone out Halloween night will be seeking treats.  Tennessee Department of Correction officers will be keeping an eye on registered sex offenders to make sure they’re complying with rules that require them to stay away from children. Sue Siedentop, correctional administrator for TDOC, said the department enforces strict rules regarding sex offenders year round. ... Read more

Caution on Some Grasses After Frost

With overnight temperatures dipping into the 30’s this week, UT Extension Agent BruceSteelman wants to remind area residents how temperatures can affect grasses. The cool temperatures of fall are rapidly approaching. The cool weather is usually good for grasses like tall fescue and orchardgrass. But sorghums used for forage can be toxic after a frost. ... Read more

Early Voting Is Underway

Registered voters have the opportunity to vote prior to the November general election. Theballot includes the governors race, a decision on in the United States Senate. Decisions also on state senate and state house of representatives. Early Voting begins today and continues through November 1st at the Election Office (back of the old hospital, 301 ... Read more

Auburntown Is Newest Location for Dollar General

Dollar General’s newest store at 825 Poplar Bluff Road East in Auburntown is now open!Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, October 20 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the ... Read more

Safety Among Items for School Board

Safety projects in local schools moved forward at this month’s meeting of the Cannon County Board ofEducation. The board approved a bid of $38,375.00 for locks in schools, the work will begin at the high school and will cover every classroom in the building. McMinnville Fire Extinguishers was awarded the system’s 2018-2019 contract. The board ... Read more