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Lions and Lionettes Continue Tough Non District Schedule Tuesday Night

Monday, 20 November 2017

The first three contests of the new basketball season were expected to be tough.  Going up against three pretty good basketball teams against schools bigger than Cannon County, the Lions and Lionettes hope that the experience helps them when they play district teams against schools close to their size.  Friday night the teams went to White County for their second game of the season.  
In the girls game it took 2:40 before either team scored in the first quarter but then the Lionettes faced a smothering full court press from the Warriorettes courtesy of head coach Michael Dodgen who formerly coached the Lionettes, and Cannon County didn't have an answer for the familiar traps as White County broke it open and coasted to a 68-30 win.  Leading scorer for Cannon was Jessie Kauffman who scored 6 points.  
The Lions hung in there with White County in the first quarter even taking a brief lead at one point.  After trailing by 5 at the end of the first quarter, the Lions team took a blow when Brandon Miles suffered a knee injury in the second quarter and missed the rest of the game.  White County would take advantage of that and go in at halftime with a 44-22 score.  The team from Sparta ended up with a win 77-54.  Trey Fann exploded in the second half scoring 13 of his game high 15 points in the loss.
Next up Cannon will face Warren County in McMinnville Tuesday night.  Game time is set for 6:00.  You can hear the game on AM-1540/FM107.1 WBRY and streaming live on our website at wbry.com

State's Unemployment Rate Continues To Decrease

Monday, 20 November 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history.
The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low rate set in September. Tennessee first marked an all-time low unemployment rate in June at 3.6 percent, which was bested by the July rate of 3.4 percent, and then in August fell to 3.3 percent.
“We have focused on bringing high-quality jobs to Tennessee and have attracted companies and jobs that provide strong wages that will evolve as the economy changes,” Haslam said. “We have focused on recruiting companies that will invest in Tennessee for the long-term and create lasting economic change in our communities, and our record low unemployment rate over the last five months reflects that.”
Tennessee’s October 2017 unemployment rate is two percentage points lower than it was one year ago and continues to outpace the national average, which currently sits at 4.1 percent.
“Tennessee’s employment rate continues to be one of the lowest in the nation,” Phillips said. “Month, after month, we continue to see the economic climate in Tennessee is helping build a solid workforce in every corner of the state and that our investment in education and workforce development is paying off.”

Wanted for Two Probation Violation Warrants, Auburntown Man Arrested In Murfreesboro

Monday, 20 November 2017

An Auburntown man who had two violation of probation warrants out of Cannon County was picked up earlier this week after being pulled over by Murfreesboro Police for cutting off another vehicle.  According to Murfreesboro Police Reports 35 year old Robert Kyle Sandlin was pulled over after police observed him cutting off another vehicle.  A check of the registration of the vehicle revealed it had been expired since 2013.  Sandlin's driver's license had been revoked for a prior DUI.  In addition to the two violation of probation warrants, Sandlin had a felony violation of probation in Rutherford County.  He also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as he had a mason jar and three bags in the car.  One of the bags had residue of marijuana in it and was marked with the words "Orange Dream Santa Hybrid" on it.  Sandlin is scheduled to answer to the Driving on revoked and drug paraphernalia charge in Rutherford County General Sessions Court January 31st.

Man Under Influence Gets In Wreck

Monday, 20 November 2017

A Woodbury man was arrested recently by the Woodbury Police Department after he got in a accident on College Street.  According to Woodbury Police reports, Joseph A Winfrey was in a wreck and determined to have been under the influence.  This is Winfrey's second DUI charge.  He will appear in Cannon County General Sessions Court on December 12th to answer to the charges.
Another DUI arrest was made in Woodbury recently Janene Marie Wampner was also arrested in a separate incident.  Wampner was in the parking lot of McDonald's when she was arrested.  She was also charged with possession of a schedule 6 as she was arrested, police found Marijuana.  She will answer to the charges in Cannon County General Sessions Court January 9th.

Man Arrested For Domestic Assault

Monday, 20 November 2017

Cannon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call for a domestic assault case recently.  According to Sheriff's Department reports the victim had left her home and went to her parents business where she called the Sheriff's Department.  The victim had two of her sons with her at the time the deputies arrived.  One of them witnessed his father holding the victim on the ground.  Robert Slatton had gotten into an argument after drinking.  The victim told Slatton that she had filed for divorce.  The victim said that Robert had told the children allegedly that he would kill her, record it and play it over and over for them to see.  According to the report after the victim tried to leave, Robert pulled her out of the car and back into the house.  She was able to call one of her sons to assist her.  He went home and found his dad on top of her and as he tried to intervene, Robert hit him knocking him into the cabinet.
As deputies were talking and taking statements, Robert text the victim and gave an indication that he was now suicidal.  After going to the residence Robert told deputies he would be ok.  Deputies arrested Robert charging him with Domestic Assault.

Hunting Season Began Saturday

Monday, 20 November 2017

Tennessee’s 2017-18 gun hunting season for deer opened Saturday, Nov. 18. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through Jan. 7, 2018 and the second Young Sportsman Hunt is Jan. 13-14.
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of a hunter education class or be in possession of the Apprentice Hunting License (along with other required licenses) while hunting any species in Tennessee.
For more information about Tennessee’s 2017-18 deer hunting seasons, refer to the 2017-18 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide available at all license agents, TWRA regional offices in Jackson, Nashville, Crossville, and Morristown or on the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org.
This is the third year that the statewide bag limit for antlered deer is two. The number includes those taken during the archery only, muzzleloader, and gun seasons.
The start of muzzleloader season was on Nov. 4, and like much of the fall season across the state, temperatures were above normal for the weekend. The harvest was 4,823 deer as compared to 10,960 over the 2016 opening weekend.
Since archery only season began in late September, there have been 30,505 deer harvested through the first weekend of muzzleloader season, which also includes the Young Sportsman Hunt in late October. The total is 3,048 less than through the same period in 2016.


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