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Enforcement Efforts Bring Results on Distracted Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued 1,816 distracted driving citations during a crackdown from April 2 through April 4. That’s 911 more citations than were issued during 2017’s crackdown. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined local law enforcement for Tennessee’s third statewide bus tour to crack down on distracted driving. In ... Read more

Over 10,000 Adults Have Applied For Tennessee Reconnect

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied for Tennessee Reconnect, the state’s program for adult learners to earn an associate degree or technical certificate tuition-free. The application for Tennessee Reconnect opened on February 15 and 10,497 applications had been submitted as of April 10. Tennessee Reconnect is Haslam’s groundbreaking program that ... Read more

TDOT Encourges Safety in Work Zones

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists that “Work zone safety is everybody’s responsibility” and to ask them to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9-13) in an effort ... Read more

Early Voting Begins Today For May Primary

Early voting begins today in Cannon County. The County will hold a Republican Primary on May 1st. According to Matt Teply, Administrator of Elections, the only candidates that will appear on the ballot are those seeking the Republican nomination for their respective offices.  The Cannon County Democratic Party chose not to have a primary.  Independent ... Read more

Celebrating Telecommunicators This Week

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard ... Read more

Adults Encouraged To Apply For TN Reconnect

The application process remains open, until April 15, for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect.  Following the first week of the application process being open, over 4,000 applications were submitted — a record start in helping adults who want to go back to school to advance ... Read more

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