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Adult Psychiatric Unit To Open At Stones River Hospital

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

To help address behavioral health needs, particularly in rural communities that is serves, the Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital has announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.
The unit will have six beds and is part of the overall strategy to help cover these needs.
The new unit will serve as a dedicated space for adult psychiatric cases and make the emergency room more accessible for other emergent issues.
"As we continue to grow our services based on community need, we will focus our efforts at Stones River on outpatient services and inpatient behavioral health sciences" said Andy Wachtel, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital.  "This includes adding an adult psychiatric unit and continuing to grow the existing Riverside Center that serves the senior population."
In addition the unit will alleviate the burden of travel for many patients to get the care they need now being closer to home.
The unit is planned to open on April 2nd.

Run Of The Tigers Set For April 14th

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

East Side School has announced the first annual Run of the Tigers Fun Run/5K.  The event is scheduled for Saturday April 14th rain or shine at 8:00 with registration to begin at 7:00A at East Side School 5658 McMinnville Hwy. 
The run comes with a little twist on the usual run in that participants are asked to dress like a tiger as in tiger ears, tail, stripes, costume etc.  If a participant is affliated with another Cannon County school then they are asked to dress up as their school mascot.
All runners and walkers who use a specified form to pre-register will receive and event t-shirt.  If registering the day of the event, please arrive by 7:00A.M. Pre-registered participants should arrive no later than 7:15 AM. 
All proceeds from this event will support our outdoor classroom/pavillion project.  The school has submitted a $5,000 grant to the Lowe's Toobox for Education Foundation which should cover about half of the cost of the project.  If awarded the grant, it is hoped to have all additional funds raised by May in order to break ground in early June.
For more information about the run, or to get a registration form please call the East Side School at 615-563-4196.

Joint Investigation Yields Arrest In McMinnville

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A joint investigation into the circumstances of a homicide earlier last week in Warren County  has resulted in the arrest of the victim’s roommate in connection to the crime.
At the request of 31st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, TBI Agents joined investigators from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department in investigating the homicide of Stephen Pohl, who died Tuesday from an apparent gunshot wound at his home in the 400 block of Lewis Road. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Pohl’s roommate, Gregory Koller (DOB 1-7-57) as the individual responsible for the crime.
On Thursday evening, TBI Agents arrested the McMinnville man and charged him with one count of Criminal Homicide and one count of Tampering with Evidence. Authorities subsequently booked him into the Warren County Jail on a $1,025,000 bond.

Annual Horse Night Tonight

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The annual Cannon County Walking Horse Association and UT Extension Horse night is tonight at the Woodbury Lions Club Building.  If you own a horse, like to own a horse, like horses or you think horses are the real deal, you are invited to attend the meeting.  There will be a variety of refreshments.  University of Tennessee Extension Equine Specialist Jennie L. Ivey is the scheduled speaker.  Dr. Ivey will review state regulations for transporting livestock, general care of your horse, Tennessee Ag Enhancement possibilities for horse owners and new diseases, symptoms and treatments.
Every one is welcome.  Horse Night will be from 6:30 till around 9:30 this evening.  For more information please contact Bruce Steelman at 615-563-2554.

Princess Ball Tickets Still Available

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Tickets are still available for the 11th Annual Princess Ball presented by the Woodbury Lions Club.  The event is set for Friday March 30th at the Cannon County Senior Center from 6-8:30.  For more information call Carolyn Motley at 615-563-2222 or Kory Gilley at 615-542-6970

Cancellations For Today. Adams Memorial Library Closing Down at 1:00

Monday, 19 March 2018

The Cannon County Lions High School Boys Baseball team racked up their first two wins of the season over the weekend.  Friday the Lions outlasted Van Buren County 11-10 after Jacob Raines was hit by a pitch with the Lion bases loaded.  Saturday a five run fifth inning propelled the Lions to a 14-4 win over Webb School in Bell Buckle.

Today's cancellations include.  High School Baseball, Softball, Tennis and Soccer matches have all been cancelled. 

Adams Memorial Library Closing at 1:00 today


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