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Thursday City Of Woodbury Trash Route To Be Run Wednesday

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Town of Woodbury announces that with Thursday being Thanksgiving, the Woodbury Trash Route that is normally run on Thursday will run Wednesday instead.  Trash routes will resume normal schedule on Friday.

One Day Holiday Bazaar At Arts Center Saturday

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Craft Artists Holiday Bazaar
The Arts Center of Cannon County
Saturday, November 29 from 9am-4pm
Great deals for holiday shopping!
Find one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts for all the people on your list!

Join us for this exciting and festive alternative to mall and big box import shopping! Choose from a variety of beautiful and unique gift items when top craft artists from throughout the region will offer for sale their original ceramics, jewelry, fiber, turned wood, pottery, one-of-a-kind furniture, baskets, stained glass and much more. Over 30 artists will be participating so plan on coming early for best selection.  Support your local economy and receive great deals to boot!

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Make your plans now to visit the Craft Artists Holiday Sale, but be sure that you give yourself plenty of time because you will not want to miss all that this year’s sale has to offer. The Blue Porch Café at The Arts Center is open also for a delicious home cooked meal. The event will be held at The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Holiday Bazaar hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm for one day only. For additional information call 615-563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073 or visit our website at HYPERLINK http://www.artscenterofcc.com

Christian Men's Group Collecting Food For Needy Families

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Christian Men's Group is collecting food for needy families this Christmas Season. This group meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Cannon Community Church and is comprised of men from across the community from different denominations. The group has set a goal to feed 100 families. Without the help of the community this will not be possible. They are asking for donations of food or money. If you want to donate non perishable items you may take them to The Old Feed Store at 310 Water Street or Antiques and More located at 101 North Cannon Street. For monetary donations please make checks payable to Christian Men's Group

Cannon County SAVE Collecting Presents For Angel Tree

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

It's nearing Christmas time, and Cannon Co. S.A.V.E. is once again working on the Angel Tree project to ensure that some very deserving children receive presents. Please take a moment to visit one of the Angel Trees at the following locations to pick out the "angel" you would like to help:

First Bank
First National Bank
Regions Bank
Dollar General Store

Deadline to bring in presents is December 15th.

Thank you for bringing joy to the hearts of Cannon County's little ones!

For more information, call Lisa Baird at SAVE 464-5555.

THP To Monitor Interstate 40 During Holiday Period

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Monday announced the second annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the agency’s Training Center in Nashville.
Colonel Trott was joined by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole and Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police President Chuck Forbis and Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Terry Ashe.    
The Interstate 40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police or highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.  The challenge will take place on the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving period, specifically from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.
“Last year, Tennessee reported zero traffic fatalities on Interstate 40 during the challenge times,” Colonel Trott said. “We hope to have the same success this year and will again deploy our resources to help ensure a safe travel experience through our state on the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving period.”   
I-40 runs 2,555 miles through eight states, and has more miles in Tennessee than any other state with 455 miles. In 2013, Tennessee state troopers investigated 29 crashes on the Wednesday before and 36 wrecks on the Sunday after Thanksgiving during the I-40 challenge times. None of those crashes were alcohol-related.
THP personnel also issued 69 seat belt citations on I-40 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in 2013, coupled with 18 seat belt tickets on the Sunday after the holiday.  They also arrested four individuals on suspicion of impaired driving on I-40 on the two challenge days.
Commissioner Gibbons also requested a proclamation from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to raise awareness of this traffic safety campaign.  He presented the proclamation to Colonel Trott and the other highway safety representatives at today’s announcement.
Tennessee state troopers will be assigned every 20 miles of I-40 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. Additionally, Colonel Trott has requested increased law enforcement visibility on all major interstates throughout Tennessee.  “We are hoping that a large law enforcement presence on the interstates will have an impact on driver behavior,” Colonel Trott said. “Drivers are encouraged to obey the speed limit, don’t drive distracted, aggressive or reckless, and above all, don’t drink and drive.”  
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) also supports this traffic safety campaign and will promote the initiative on the Interstate 40 dynamic message boards.  During the Thanksgiving holiday, TDOT will also suspend lane closures beginning at Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

McReynolds Leads Lionettes To Win. Three Lions Help Boys Coast

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Warren County Lady Pioneers may have broken the consecutive string of quarters that the Cannon County Lionettes have led opponents this early season but the Lionettes were able to get the stat that mattered the most....the "W".  Lionette guard Erin McReynolds scored 13 of her game high 17 points as Cannon County outlasted Warren County 52-48 in the battle of early season unbeaten teams.  Autumn King spent most of the game in foul trouble as the Warren County's post players were the strength of their team.  Out of 48 points, 25 points were scored inside including 18 from post player Karagan Turner.  Cannon becomes the only 8-AA team to notch a win against their next door neighbors as Warren had beaten Dekalb and Upperman already this year.
The nightcap turned into a nightmare for the Warren County Pioneers.  The Lions got out to a huge lead before Warren County scored their first field goal with a little over three minutes to play in the first quarter.  The transition game was hitting on all cylinders as Cannon coasted to a 69-42 win.  The highlight reel flavored victory saw Josh Ruehlen, Jacob Nave and Garrett McReynolds lead the team in scoring with 10 points each.  Cannon's record is now 3-1 as next up for the Lions and Lionettes will be in the Cannon Thanksgiving Classic Friday evening.


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