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News for Cannon County, Tennnessee

Slow Down Tennessee

Area law enforcement officials are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” Now thru April 30 law enforcement will increase education, awareness, saturation and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a …

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Virtual Gala succeeds for Motlow College Foundation

Like so many other nonprofits, the Motlow College Foundation recently had to postpone its main fundraising event of the year, the Annual Gala, due to the pandemic. Instead of canceling, the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees seized the opportunity to shift the event online and hosted its first-ever Virtual Gala. The week-long celebration and …

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Unemployment Rate Drops in 90 of 95 Counties

Ninety counties Tennessee experienced lower unemployment during the month of February. Four counties recorded an increase in unemployment, while Smith County remained unchanged. Williamson County continued to have the state’s lowest jobless rate in February at 3.1%, down 0.1 of a percentage point from January. Area County Rates: Bedford 5.3 Jan. 4.8 Feb. Cannon 4.3 …

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Two Police Pursuits End with Five Total Arrests

Three people were arrested early Friday morning on Highway 56 in Warren County after a police pursuit began in Grundy County.Sheriff Clint Shrum of the Grundy Co. Sheriffs Dept. said deputies were doing a patrol in Tarlton Valley, when they observed a red car traveling toward Warren County. They observed that the vehicle had no …

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Unemployment Rate Down in Area Counties

Most of Tennessee’s 95 counties started 2021 with lower unemployment numbers, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-eight counties went down. Williamson County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.2%. Cocke County had the highest at 8.5%. Coffee County went down from 5.2 percent in December to 4.7 …

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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Portal Opens Monday

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is administering a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for the majority of Tennessee**. Under guidance from the US Treasury, funds designated as part of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act of 2020 will support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities, or other home energy costs due to …

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COVID-19 Vaccines have begun at Select Pharmacies

Tennessee’s Department of Health says that access to COVID-19 vaccinations has been expanded under the launch of a federal government program. The vaccinations will be provided for free under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a state and federal partnership that targets getting immunizations in underserved areas. Many pharmacies across the state will participate in the …

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January Deadliest Month of Pandemic in Tennessee

January ended as Tennessee’s deadliest month of the pandemic. The first month of 2021 accounted for more than a fourth of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 deaths with more deaths reported than during the first seven months of the pandemic combined which was 2,454 through Sept. 30, 2020. January saw an average of 88 deaths per day …

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More People Needing Jobs

The latest jobless numbers show unemployment increased in each of Tennessee’s counties during December 2020. Williamson County recorded December’s lowest unemployment rate among Tennessee’s 95 counties. Lake County had the state’s highest unemployment rate for the month at 10.6. Area Counties Nov./Dec.: Bedford-4.8/6.2 Cannon-4.1/5.3 Coffee-4.6/5.9 Franklin-4.4/5.4 Grundy-6.0/8.0 Lincoln-5.3/6.6 Moore-3.5/4.6 Rutherford-3.9/4.9 Warren-5.4/7.0

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Health Departments in the On Target News coverage area continues to book appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore or Rutherford counties. Plan 1b is now available in Warren and Cannon counties the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Residents can find out if they’re eligible for Phase 1a1, 1a2 …

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