The Cannon County Vietnam Veterans of America and Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 recently held programs to honor and remember Patriot Day and local heroes in observance of September 11.

From September 7-11, the Cannon County Vietnam Veterans of America held the Field of Honor for Local Heros event. Over 250 flags flew in honor of individual local heroes. DTC3 was proud to be able to film the opening and closing ceremonies of this event.

Also, on September 11, the Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 held its Patriot Day Ceremony at Cannon County High School. During this event, a commemoration of selfless service was held. It included honoring local employees, including first responders and utility employees, and remembering September 11.

You may watch these programs in a Saluting America Special that will air in the coming days on DTC3. See below for the full schedule:
• Fri, September 29 – 1:00 PM
• Sun, October 1 – 7:00 PM
• Tue, October 3 – 1:00 PM
• Mon, October 9 – 7:00 PM

Don’t miss this great commemoration program coming to DTC3!



The Bobcats of Giles County visit the Watertown Purple Tigers for a Region 4-3A matchup on Friday, September 29th. LIVE coverage by DTC Sports will get underway at 6:45 p.m., with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. The game can be viewed live on DTC Channel 3, online at, or on the DTC Communications’ Facebook page. Join us every week for Football Game Night all season long.

Be sure to follow DTC3 on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and highlights all season long.

Join “The Guru” Murphy Fair and Terry Collins for The Box Score, DTC Sports’ weekly sports talk show, including a guest interview with Macon County Coach Kyle Shoulders. Don’t miss The Gurus Picks at the end of the episode, as he uses his years of wisdom and expert knowledge to select the winners of our highlighted games.

Tune in each week for The Box Score for scores, highlights, and in-depth information, Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. and Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. on DTC3. You may also view them online on DTC3’s YouTube channel or DTC Communications Facebook page.

The 2023 DTC Communications Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, September 16, at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN. Members of the cooperative stopped by the event to cast ballots in the Director Election.  If you were unable to attend this year’s meeting, we certainly missed you, but you can view the meeting on DTC3 on the following days:

Saturday, September 23 – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 28 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 30 – 12:30 p.m.

You can also view this year’s meeting here:

Thank You to all who attended the 2023 DTC Communications Annual Meeting!


Get ready to dive into a world of excitement, knowledge, and entertainment on the new DTC Communications podcast called The Local Click. Stay tuned for thrilling episodes, expert insights, and endless fun every first Wednesday of each month. Host Nick Nokes and Co-Host Justin Mauldin will bring interviews of local people with unique stories, plus a look at technology in the form of tech tips and news.

You can catch the latest episode each month on Saturdays at 6PM on DTC3 (channel 3 and 303 – HD) on the DTC TV service.  Also, you can subscribe to listen on your favorite podcast platform, or even watch the video version on the DTC Communications YouTube Channel.

Here’s the video version of the first episode on YouTube:


And here’s the audio podcast version:

Be sure to subscribe on the platform of your choice so that you don’t miss a single episode.


We wrap up our preseason coach interviews as Chris Vance of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Cannon County head football coach, Matt Daniel.

Head Coach: Matt Daniel (6th Season at CCHS, 15-38 Overall; 5-17 Region, 1-2 Postseason)

2022 Overall: 4-7 (3-2 Home, 0-5 Away)
Region 4-3A: 2-2 (3rd Place)
Playoffs: Lost to Loudon 7-31 in the first round
Season Notes: The Lions have back-to-back appearances in the playoffs after last season. Cannon County moves into Class 2A with a chance to compete against new rivals and a hunger to make a statement in their new classification.

 Fri Aug. 18 – Monterey
Fri Aug. 25 – at Providence Christian Acad.
Fri Sep. 1 – at Cheatham Co.
Fri Sep. 8 – at Forrest*
Fri Sep. 15 – Fayetteville* (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 22 – Community (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 29 – at Cornersville
Fri Oct. 6 – at Notre Dame
Fri Oct. 13 – at Cascade*
Fri Oct. 20 – Marion Co.* (on DTC3)


Luke Dycus of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Watertown head football coach, Gavin Webster.

Head Coach: Gavin Webster (19th Season at WHS, 131-73 Overall; 76-31 Region, 11-13 Post-season)

2022 Overall: 4-5 (2-3 Home, 2-3 Away)
Region 4-2A: 2-3 (5th Place)
Season Notes: The Purple Tigers are looking to bounce back after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years. This year’s team will be anchored by multiple seniors (KK West, Kwame Seay, Chase McConnell) as they look to make their mark as they move up to Region 4-3A.

Fri Aug. – 18 Forrest
Fri Aug. 25 – at Gordonsville (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 1 – at Sequatchie Co.*
Fri Sep. 8 – DeKalb County (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 15 – at Cascade
Fri Sep. 22 – at Lebanon
Fri Sep. 29 – Giles Co.* (on DTC3)
Fri Oct. 13 – Grundy Co.*
Fri Oct. 20 – Macon Co.
Thu Oct. 26 – at Community*


Chris Vance of DTC Sports chats about the upcoming season with Coach Steve Trapp of DeKalb County in our latest high school football preview. Get the scoop on this year’s team. Don’t miss out!


Head Coach: Steve Trapp (19th Season, 100-100 Overall, 51-46 Region, 7-14 Post-season)

2022 Overall: 6-5 (3-2 Home, 3-3 Away)
Region 4-4A: 2-3 (4th Place)
Playoffs: Lost to East Hamilton 14-21
Season Notes: DeKalb Co. will again seek to place the DTC POY for the third straight season. This year’s team remains undeterred and is ready to showcase the depth of its talent by forging its own path in the expanded Region 4-4A.

Fri Aug. 18 – at Warren Co.
Fri Aug. 25 – Smith County
Fri Sep. 1 – Livingston Acad.* (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 8 – at Watertown (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 15 – Gordonsville
Fri Sep. 22 – at Stone Memorial*
Fri Sep. 29 – Macon Co.*
Fri Oct. 6 – Cumberland Co.* (on DTC3)
Fri Oct. 20 – at White Co.*
Fri Oct. 27 – at Upperman*
*Denotes Region 4-4A Game


Luke Dycus of DTC Sports goes one-on-one with Owls’ head football coach Matt Dyer about the upcoming 2023 high school football season.

Head Coach: Matt Dyer (3rd Season, 17-8 Overall, 7-1 Region, 3-2 Postseason)

2022 Overall: 11-2 (1st in Region 5-3A)
Playoffs: Beat Sycamore 41-0 in the first round. Defeated Fairview 28-6 in second round. Lost to East Nashville 27-40 in quarterfinals.
Season Notes: The Owls captured their first region championship in five years last season. Smith County will turn to freshman Riley Martin under center with all-around leader Peyton Hix anchoring both sides of the ball as the competition will be tough in a loaded Region 3-2A.

Thu Aug. 17 – at Gordonsville (on DTC3)
Fri Aug. 25 – at DeKalb County
Fri Sep. 1 – Liberty Creek
Fri Sep. 8 – at Macon Co.
Fri Sep. 15 – Trousdale Co*
Fri Sep. 22 – at East Robertson*
Fri Sep. 29 – Upperman
Fri Oct. 6 – at Jackson County*
Fri Oct. 13 – Westmoreland* (on DTC3)
Fri Oct. 27 – Monterey* (on DTC3)

Coach Stephen Jackson speaks with Luke Dycus of DTC Sports about the excitement and expectations for the 2023 Tigers season.

Head Coach: Stephen Jackson (2nd Season)

2022 Overall: 9-4 (5-1 Home, 4-3 Away)
Region 4-1A: 2-1 (2nd in Region 4-1A)
Playoffs: Defeated Lookout Valley 49-8 in the first round. Beat South Pittsburg 14-7 in second round. Lost to Clay County 6-41 in the quarterfinals.
Season Notes: With the departure of 20 seniors, the upcoming season will present an opportunity for new talent to emerge and step into leadership roles for the Tigers. Gordonsville is poised to break the cycle and get back on top of Region 4-1A this season.

Thu Aug. 17 – Smith County (on DTC3)
Fri Aug. 25 – Watertown (on DTC3)
Fri Sep. 1 – at Trousdale Co.
Fri Sep. 8 – at Jo Byrns*
Fri Sep. 15 – at DeKalb Co.
Fri Sep. 22 – at Monterey
Fri Sep. 29 – Forrest
Fri Oct. 6 – at Red Boiling Springs*
Fri Oct. 20 – Bledsoe Co.
Fri Oct. 26 – Clay County*