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One Game Between Lionettes and Murfreesboro Happens Monday Night

Sunday, 1 March 2015

High School basketball gurus call it a huge surprise.  Cannon County Lionette head coach Michael Dodgen just simply said the Lionettes have finally bought into the game plan.  Whatever the reason is the Lionettes trek from the number five seed in the district tournament all the way to tonight's sectional game could be considered a cinderella type run.  
The Lionettes played the top four finishers in the district regular season close and remained competitive in most of the games but still were swept by each.  The district tournament started and it was time that the Lionettes put into practice what they learned against each of the teams they couldn't beat in the regular season and the result was totally eliminating two teams from the postseason and claiming a region tournament championship.  Monday night at Robert A Harris gymnasium they take the next step in their trek to possibly begin play Thursday in Murfreesboro but this team looks at it one game at a time and tonight they are familiar with their opponent as it is a rematch of last years sectional game.  The Sequoyah Lady Indians come to Woodbury this time after dropping their region championship to McMinn Central Saturday night.  The Lady Indians are 18-12 and the outlook is good for the Lionettes as Sequoyah has not been able to collect any wins against what would be considered ranked AA basketball programs however they did surprise the Lady Chargers in the district tournament championship only to be brought back to earth in Saturday's game.  The Lionettes have put a little consecutive winning streak going themselves.  It stands at five right now.  The team understands that loss number 10 on their record after tomorrow night means their season is over.  We encourage all our listening audience and beyond to come support the Cannon County Lionettes as they play their third consecutive sectional game and attempt to make it a third straight appearance in the state tournament which starts Wednesday.  The game starts at 7:00 Monday evening.  Tickets will be on sale starting at 5:45 in the afternoon at the door for $7.00.  If you can't make it tonight, you are more than welcome to hear the live broadcast of the game on AM-1540/FM96.7 WBRY streaming online at wbry.com and through your smartphones and tablets through WBRY by using the Tune In Radio app.

Lions Claim Region Championship over Livingston Saturday.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

For the first time in school history the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes basketball teams each have won their respective region tournament in the same season.  Saturday night before a packed crowd at Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap Tennessee the showdown between Livingston and Cannon for the region championship brought everything to the table that a championship game should.  No lead was more than 8 at any one point in the game and while Livingston controlled most of the tempo and the game itself, a late surge by the Cannon County Lions fueled by AJ Daniel knocking down 9 points in the final frame allowed Cannon to grab the lead midway through the final quarter and hang on for their 15th consecutive win in a row and third over their district opponents for final score of 63-59,  Four Lion players scored in double figures as Region Tournament MVP Josh Reuhlen made a difference in the third quarter scoring 8 of his game high 17 points.  All Region Tournament Team Members Austin Martin scored 15, AJ Daniel with 14 and Jacob Nave had 11.  Cannon will host a sectional game Tuesday night at Robert A Harris Gymnasium at 7:00.  Tickets will be $7.00 and will only be sold starting Tuesday night at the door at 5:45.  Their opponent will be the loser of the Chattanooga Brainerd and Chattanooga Central Region 3-AA championship which will be played Monday night.

Cannon Man Suspects Ex Girlfriend Involvement In Stolen Prepaid Card

Sunday, 1 March 2015

A Cannon County Man reported his credit card number was stolen recently and sheriff's deputies are following leads in the case.  Deputy Mike Hainey according to Cannon County Sheriff's Department reports interviewed Mr. William Orton who stated that he attempted to use his prepaid Walmart Visa money card on the internet in order to obtain legal advice from an attorney's website, but it was declined due to a new card being sent out.  Mr. Orton continued to state that he immediately contacted Walmart's customer service in order to find out why his card had been declined and was informed that it had been canceled due to a new card being sent to another address.  After explaining to the customer service rep that he had not ordered a new card he then inquired where it was mailed to.  The customer service representative informed Mr. Orton that the address the new card was being sent to was on Manor Drive in Murfreesboro.  This address happened to be the address of his former girlfriend.  Mr. Orton believes that a male accomplice impersonating him had requested a new card using Mr. Orton's identity in order to purchase items through the internet.  Investigation is still continuing.

Celebrate Weights And Measures Week

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2015. Weights and measures inspectors keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies to ensure fairness in the marketplace. This year’s theme, Weights and Measures:  On the Path to Tomorrow, recognizes this vital element of our free-market society.
“You should get what you are paying for, and inspectors play an essential role in the health of the economy,” Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “We value our weights and measures system as a crucial service to the citizens and businesses of Tennessee.” 
Fueling stations and grocery stores employ state-of-the-art weighing and measuring equipment.  Railway cars and highway vehicles are weighed while in motion. Motor fuel must be sampled and tested. Those are the areas in which inspectors use their skills to guarantee accuracy and equity for the consumer and a level playing field for commerce.
Weights and measures inspectors oversee approximately 94,000 fuel pumps and 16,000 scales in Tennessee. Based on data from the National Conference on Weights and Measures, inspection services cost each taxpayer less than $1 per year. “Weights and Measures Week serves as a reminder of the great value citizens receive for a minimal investment in the inspection program,” weights and measures administrator Bob Williams said.
The Tennessee Weights and Measures laboratory maintains and houses the primary standards of mass, volume and length for the state. Department officials are in the design and planning stage for construction of a new metrology lab, which will include the most current equipment and testing capabilities.
Tennessee is a member of the National Conference on Weights and Measures. In 1905, NCWM was formed to develop model standards for uniform enforcement from city to city and state to state. The organization has set the example to develop and amend national standards to keep pace with advancements in the marketplace.

Lionettes Region Champs. Lions Play In Region Championship Saturday

Friday, 27 February 2015

It has been a long time in the history of District 8-AA that a 5th seeded team going into the district tournament made an appearance in the district tournament championship game and won the region tournament championship game but the Cannon County Lionettes accomplished that feat Friday night with a thrilling 50-45 victory over the Central Magnet Tigerettes.  Cannon was actually seeded 2nd in the region tournament after earning victories in the district against Smith and Livingston.  The championship game was canceled due to weather.  The Lionettes didn't skip a beat blowing out Bledsoe County in the first round of the region and then they took care of Upperman to earn their way to the first place game and the opportunity to continue their postseason run with a game in the sectionals.  The Lionettes got out to a lead by as many as 18 before a big run in the third quarter put Magnet right back in it.  The Lionettes however recovered in the fourth quarter and connected on several important free throws to secure the win.  Kelli Davis, the Region Tournament MVP, scored 4 three point baskets in the second quarter en route to her game high 20 points.  The Lionettes improve to 24-9 on the year and win number 25 means they are in the state tournament.  The Lionettes next game will be Monday at Robert A Harris Gymnasium as they host the loser of the Sequoyah and McMinn Central Region 3-AA basketball championship which will be played Saturday night.
It's the Lions turn to collect their region championship as Friday night the Lions traveled to Dunlap to participate in the semifinal round against Notre Dame.  Notre Dame led most of the way in the first half but Cannon used a big run in the second half to overtake the high school Fighting Irish and win 77-65.  Cannon will now play in the region championship game against Livingston Academy Saturday night at 7:00 at Sequatchie County High School.  You can catch that game on AM-1540/FM 96.7 WBRY streaming online live at wbry.com or through your smart phones and tablets through WBRY by using the TuneInRadio app.

Ten Digit Dialing Begins March 1st

Friday, 27 February 2015

DTC Communications would like to remind Middle Tennesseans that Sunday, March 1, 2015, marks the first day of the new 10-digit dialing requirements for making phone calls in the area. This process is being required by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) in order to accommodate the newly established (629) area code that now joins the (615) area code.

This new “Overlay” option was implemented based on the results of a TRA survey conducted in 2013 in which consumers were asked how best to resolve the issue of limited phone number availability in the existing (615) area code.  Starting tomorrow, all current (615) numbers will require 10-digit dialing (area code and seven-digit telephone number) for local calls within the (615) area as well as the new (629) area code. Phone calls that are currently treated as local calls will remain as local calls and calls that are treated as long distance calls will remain as long distance calls.  In addition, when making long distance calls within any area code, you will still be required to dial a (1) before dialing the 10-digit number as usual.

"This new TRA requirement will take some time for everyone to get accustomed to,” says Craig Gates, Chief Executive Officer of DTC Communications.  “But it’s truly a result of the positive growth that our area of the state is currently experiencing."

DTC Communications is a member owned telephone cooperative established in 1951.  The cooperative supplies communication, entertainment, and security products and services to residential and business customers primarily throughout Middle Tennessee.


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